From the Editor

 Ruben Hernandez

Vistas to discover

Vistas to discover

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise man grows it under his feet.” – James Openheim, a fellow traveler. I’m back – to stay. You can’t see it on the page, but those four words for me are burned in mental neon, and tinged electric with wonder, passion and determination. When I swaggered […]

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Dear Readers

Dear Readers

By Alisa Valdez-Rodriguez With April comes spring, and with spring: growth, change, and refreshing renewal. There is little wonder as to why artists in all genres have used this greening season to symbolize rebirth. That said, here I am. Your new managing editor. This is the first issue I have edited, and I am excited […]

 Ruben Hernandez

On the home front

On the home front

When guests step over the threshold to my old, bungalow-style home in downtown Phoenix, a common comment is, “Wow. The way you’ve decorated your house is so you!” I give what I call the “nickel tour.” We slowly walk through the rooms and I explain the origins of the paintings, books, rugs, posters, pottery, wood […]

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Relationships evolve in love, life

Relationships evolve in love, life

By Jim Diaz Introducing a new series on the modern Latina “Mija, don’t forget where you came from!” “Mama, you just don’t get it! Things are different than where you grew up.” “Why can’t those immigrants just be more like us?” “Acculturate! Assimilate! How can I fit in?” These are  some of the rallying cries […]

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Resolutions to keep

Resolutions to keep

By Anita Mabante Leach If you read between the lines of type as you browse through LPM’s January feature stories, you may get the notion that we’re suggesting some resolutions for 2008. You’d be right on that. It is likely you’ve been hearing how you can survive an economy that has hit a downturn. While most […]

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Protecting a special reputation

Protecting a special reputation

By  Jim Diaz Executive Editor The chaos and excitement of the holiday season is upon us and this month we take a look at giving in our community. We start with a fascinating story about the remarkable growth, the transition of leadership and the worrisome complexity of Chicanos Por La Causa. We assigned award-winning investigative […]

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Catching up on family history

Catching up on family history

By Anita Mabante Leach With November we enter one of the best TIMES to be reunited with our extended family, a time when we can catch up with each other. Whether we realize it or not, we are orally documenting our recent historic activity by getting in touch with each other. I say “historic” because […]

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The comforts of home and ways to share them

The comforts of home and ways to share them

By Anita Mabante Leach Love watching those interior designer shows on television, only to wonder if your home will ever look that good? We’re happy to prove there are residences in the Valley that do look that good in this, our October home and food issue. This issue also kicks off a regular décor and […]

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Looking back, looking forward

Looking back, looking forward

By James Diaz Growing up, Labor Day weekend was the moment we looked back and reflected longingly on the joys of the summer. We also looked forward to a recommitment to school – new pencils and binders, a new back-to-school wardrobe, the annual promise to improve our grades and the excitement of new classmates of […]

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Looking for new lessons in school and the arts

Looking for new lessons in school and the arts

By Anita Mabante Leach August in the desert southwest, as you well know, is so different than anywhere else in the country. While other people across the nation are watching the seasons change, we are still struggling to keep cool. Yet there is one unifying theme the calendar brings to the nation: most families are filled […]