“The Book of Unknown Americans,” is the 2015 One City, One Story Selection

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Cristina Henriquez (c) Michael LionstarPasadena’s 13th One City, One Story community reading celebration book selection is the novel “The Book of Unknown Americans” by author Cristina Henríquez.It is the story of a boy and a girl who fall in love. Two families whose hopes collide with destiny. An extraordinary novel that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American.Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico. One day, their beautiful fifteen-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a terrible injury, one that casts doubt on whether she’ll ever be the same. And so, leaving all they have behind, the Riveras come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, Maribel can get better.When Mayor Toro, whose family is from Panama, sees Maribel in a Dollar Tree store, it is love at first sight. It’s also the beginning of a friendship between the Rivera and Toro families, whose web of guilt and love and responsibility is at this novel’s core.Woven into their stories are the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America. Their journeys and their voices will inspire you, surprise you, and break your heart.Suspenseful, wry and immediate, rich in spirit and humanity, “The Book of Unknown Americans” is a work of rare force and originality.Cristina Henríquez is the author of “The Book of Unknown Americans,” “The World In Half,” and “Come Together, Fall Apart: A Novella and Stories,” which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Glimmer Train, The American Scholar, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, and AGNI along with the anthology This is Not Chick Lit: Original Stories by America’s Best Women Writers. Henríquez’s non-fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Oxford American, and Preservation as well as in the anthologies State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America and Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary: Women Writers Reflect on the Candidate and What Her Campaign Meant.She was featured in Virginia Quarterly Review as one of “Fiction’s New Luminaries,” has been a guest on National Public Radio, and is a recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award, a grant started by Sandra Cisneros in honor of her father. Cristina earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Chicago.One City, One Story activities and events will be held in March 2015. A community dialogue with the author is scheduled for Thursday, March 12. Details of book discussion groups, film series, and other events will be announced in the near future.One City, One Story is designed to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading and literature in the community. To engage participants in dialogue and bring Pasadenans together by promoting greater understanding of differing points of view.For more information visit www.onecityonestory.com or call (626) 744-7076 Subscribe More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Business News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Literary Arts “The Book of Unknown Americans,” is the 2015 One City, One Story Selection From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 7:32 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

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Tammy Hembrow splashes big bucks on Gold Coast mansion

first_img Landmark mansion sold in $5.5m off-market deal Tim Minchin eyes off $10m mansion The open plan living and dining areas. ‘Ramshackle’ Gold Coast reno named country’s best house RELATED: Inside Justin Bieber’s spectacular holiday homes Fitness entrepreneur and influencer Tammy Hembrow.Ms Hembrow, who has more than 11 million Instagram followers, secured the private riverfront retreat within 17 days of it hitting the market. Set on a coveted north east site with 30 metres of river frontage, the residence has an open plan design with multiple living areas and plenty of natural light. Shock decision on giant skate bowl home sale The private residence has a sandy beach on the Nerang River. Tammy Hembrow has spent $2.88 million on a Gold Coast mansion.Gold Coast fitness mogul Tammy Hembrow is the proud new owner of a stunning two-level family entertainer on the main river. The online fitness and active wear entrepreneur paid $2.88m for the Broadbeach Waters property which boasts Instagram-worthy views of the city skyline.center_img The pool looks over the Nerang River.A waterfront in-ground pool and wood burn fire pit make the private 979 sqm holding ideal for year-round entertaining while a jetski ramp and timber jetty offer easy water access.“This property offers a dedication of space for relaxation, family time, large-scale entertaining, intimate gatherings and recreation,” the listing states. A firepit makes for cosy evenings in the winter. MORE: Hipsters fall for coastal cottage More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Tammy Hembrow.An extensive renovation and extension were carried out on the property in 2009, which has five bedrooms including an oversized master with walk-in robe and opulent ensuite. The Broadbeach Waters property has enviable views. One of the luxury bedrooms.Property records show the 26-year-old mother of two, who offers online workout programs and meal plans, signed a contract on the property on June 12, opting for a swift settlement on June 27. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:56Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCOVID-19: Spring property predictions 202002:57last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, June 6, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, June 06, 2013•1:31 p.m. Officer investigated failure to stop at an accident and duty of driver to report an accident and violation of driving restrictions from an accident that occurred on May 17, 2013 in the 300 block W. 15th, Wellington.•On June 5, at 11 a.m. Brianna D. Cummings, 29, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large.•On June 5, at 11:00 a.m. Lana J. Purkey, 43, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for dog at large.•11:15 a.m. Officers investigated a theft and criminal damage to property in the 500 block E. 9th, Wellington•12:45 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 200 block S. Elm, Wellington.•2:05 p.m. Victoria A. Huerta, 24, Wellington was served a notice to appear charged with dog bite violation.•2:15 p.m. Colby Pepper, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with dog at large.•5:24 p.m. Officers investigated domestic violence battery by a known suspect in the 700 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•8:13 p.m. Officers Investigated criminal damage to property in the 100 block N. Washington, Wellington.•10:05 p.m. Mario D. French, 33, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeyed traffic signal. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Unknowns rebound to rout Louie’s in 2014 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Final

first_imgThe Unknowns took the unknown route to the 2014 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Diamonds, rebounding from a loss earlier in the day to blast Louie’s 13-2 in the tourney final.It’s the second consecutive year Louie’s lost in the final after winning the title in 2012.The Unknowns breezed through the early rounds of the tourney final before running into a brick wall in the A semis.Louie’s scored five in the first inning to take a 10-5 decision over the Unknowns and a bye into the championship final. The Unknowns then met Uptown Tavern in the back-door game to determine the finalist against Louie’s.The Unknowns made quick work of Uptown, posting a 20-12 victory.Uptown Tavern defeated Vince DeVito Shoes to advance to the knockout game against Unknowns.Then in a rematch of the top two regular season teams, the Unknowns routed Louie’s the second time around.Unknowns, under a different name, won the title in 2012.During the Canada Day weekend tourney in Salmo, the Unknowns won the C-division title.The 2014 crown makes it 14 of the last 20 Nelson Mixed Slopitch titles for the Unknowns, who won the crown under a variety of sponsors and team names.Molson Finley won the B event title while Hour Glass took home the C event crown.last_img read more

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Bombers drop heartbreaker in final of Mount Baker Wild tournament

first_imgDavid Thompson of Invermere edged the L.V. Rogers Bombers 2-1 in the final of the Mount Baker Wild High School Boy’s Soccer Tournament this past weekend in Cranbrook.The Lakers were able to rebound from a previous, round-robin setback to the Bombers.”We were once again lead by our Grade 12’s but the defence played exceptionally well allowing only three goals in the first three games,” said Bomber coach Simon Liddell. “There were a few defensive breakdowns that lead the two goals in the final.”LVR opened the tournament by stopping Prince Charles of Creston 3-0 before edging the Lakers 2-1.Saturday, the Bombers pounded West Kootenay rival J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail 5-0.LVR returns to the pitch this weekend at Lakeside Park in Nelson as the Bombers host a mini tournament.Teams from Trail, Cranbrook and North Kamloops are entered into the tourney.The Bombers event is a precursor to the Kootenay Playdowns in Creston.last_img read more

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FRONT RUNNING HAY DUDE TAKES $65,000 LEROIDESANIMAUX PURSE BY 5 ½ LENGTHS UNDER APPRENTICE DAVID LOPEZ; D’AMATO TRAINEE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:35.66

first_imgPICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $45,040 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL ‘SIX’ POOL SHOULD EXCEED $250,000 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2016)–With the temporary inner rail set at 30 feet, apprentice David Lopez shot to the early lead aboard English-bred Hay Dude and never looked back en route to a convincing 5 ½ length score in Thursday’s $65,000 Leroidesanimaux Purse allowance at Santa Anita. Trained by Phil D’Amato, Hay Dude, who had been idle since Nov. 12 at Del Mar, got a flat mile on turf in 1:35.66.“He was on the muscle these past few weeks and I wanted him forwardly placed,” said D’Amato. “I wanted something a little different with him, and it worked.”Dispatched as the 5-2 favorite in a field of eight older horses, Hay Dude paid $7.20, $4.40 and $2.80.Owned by Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino, Hay Dude, a 6-year-old gelding, had a pair of second place finishes from six stateside starts and thus got his first U.S. win in the Leroidesanimaux. With the winner’s share of $39,000, he increased his earnings to $158,039 and improved his overall mark to 19-4-4-4.Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Abbey Vale lacked room a furlong out but rallied from next to last in the early stages to be second, finishing 1 ¼ lengths in front of Soi Phet. Off at 5-1, Abbey Vale paid $5.20 and $3.60.Soi Phet, who was put into a drive around the far turn, lacked the necessary rally and finished third with Flavien Prat aboard. Off at 5-1, he paid $4.40 to show.There is a Pick Six carryover into Friday at Santa Anita of $45,040 and it’s expected Friday’s total Pick Six pool should exceed $250,000. First post time for an eight-race program is 1 p.m., with admission gates opening at 11 a.m.last_img read more

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Secure pork supply will minimize business disruptions

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Pork Board this week announced the creation of a Secure Pork Supply plan to help the U.S. pork industry respond to major threats, including a foreign animal disease (FAD). It provides procedures that producers, processors and federal and state agencies can implement should an FAD strike, according to the veterinarian and director of swine health programs for the Pork Checkoff, Patrick Webb.The result of ongoing collaboration among NPPC, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Pork Board, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians and academia, the plan will provide business continuity to producers who enroll in the program before an FAD event. Click here to read an overview of the plan.last_img read more

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Application of manure to newly planted wheat fields

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Several livestock producers have inquired about applying liquid dairy or swine manure to newly planted wheat fields using a drag hose. The thought process is that the fields are firm (dry), there is very little rain in the nearby forecast, and the moisture in the manure could help with wheat germination and emergence.The manure nutrients could easily replace the commercial fertilizer normally applied in advance of planting wheat. The application of fall-applied livestock manure to newly planted or growing crop can reduce nutrient losses compared to fall-applied manure without a growing crop.Both swine and dairy manure can be used to add moisture to newly planted wheat. It’s important that the wheat seeds are properly covered with soil when planted to keep a barrier between the salt and nitrogen in the manure and the germinating wheat seed. It’s also important that livestock producers know their soil phosphorus levels, and the phosphorus in the manure being applied, so we don’t grow soil phosphorus levels beyond what is acceptable.If the wheat is planted at its typical one-inch depth and swine or dairy manure is surface applied there should be no problem applying 5,000 gallons per acre of swine manure or 8,000 gallons per acre of dairy manure. If the wheat is emerging when manure is being applied, there is the possibility of some burn to the wheat from swine manure. If the wheat is fully emerged, there is little concern for burning.If incorporating manure ahead of planting wheat, try to place the manure deep enough (at least three inches) so the manure does not impact the germination and emergence of the wheat crop. Another option is to incorporate the manure and wait a few days before planting the wheat. If incorporated, the opportunity to carry some of the manure nitrogen through the winter could allow for a reduction in the amount of topdress nitrogen needed for the wheat crop next spring.The application of 5,000 gallons of swine finishing manure could contain 200 pounds of nitrogen, 75 pounds of P2O5 and 100 pounds of K2O. The application of 8,000 gallons of dairy manure could contain 175 pounds of nitrogen, 60 pounds of P2O5 and 150 pounds of K2O. Manure nutrient content can vary tremendously from one manure storage facilitate to another but stay reasonably consistence from the same facility year after year.As always, print out the weather forecast when surface applying manure. Remember the “not greater than 50% chance of 0.5 inches of rainfall in the next 24 hours” rule in the western Lake Erie watershed.last_img read more

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3 Secrets of Trackable Racing Revealed

first_img SharePrint RelatedTrackable Do’s and Don’tsJune 16, 2014In “Learn”Five reminders about trackablesAugust 28, 2018In “News”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 11): The Magic of trackable promotionsMay 10, 2018Similar post You’ve joined the HQ Duck Dash and you’re in it to win it — “it” being global recognition and eternal bragging rights of course.Like competitive sports everywhere, trackable racing has its insider secrets. So what is the “carb-loading” (marathon running) or “jaw-xercising” (competitive eating) equivalent of trackable racing?It all comes down to collaboration and communication! While not immediately obvious, the HQ Duck Dash is a team sport — you’re just playing with people you’ve most likely never met. Your job, as trackable team captain, is to get all your faraway teammates on the same page. Here are 3 tips to get you started:TB Tip #1: Establish a clear goal for your trackable. With five very different categories, it’s unlikely that you’ll sweep them all. Pick and choose your strengths!TB Tip #2: Communicate your goal clearly on the trackable page so that other geocachers can help your trackable along. The trackable mission statement at the end of this blog post can be used as a sample for your own trackable racer. Make sure you tailor it to the HQ Duck Dash categories you’d like to compete in — and don’t forget to include the part about ending at an International Geocaching Day event on August 20!TB Tip #3: Send encouraging messages to your fellow geocachers using the Message Center — encouraging being the key word here. Trackable racing is a polite sport!Sample Mission StatementEvery trackable entered into HQ Duck Dash will receive a special digital icon, helping to identify it as part of the race.This trackable is competing in the HQ Duck Dash!This trackable is racing in the HQ Duck Dash 2016. To be eligible for global recognition and eternal bragging rights, it needs to make it to a geocaching event on International Geocaching Day (August 20, 2016). You can find a list of events here: https://www.geocaching.com/calendar/ is competing in the following race categories: Most Geocaches InvolvedMost Story-Worthy Moment (Best Log)Please move this trackable to its next geocache and leave a nice log about your experience to help it meet its goal! Thank you!Go here to learn more about the HQ Duck Dash.What tips do you have for trackable racing success? Tell us in the comments below.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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