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Marc Valdez Weblog
"Better Call Saul Bash" Videos

Aug 22, 2016

Presentation of Gifts to Marq and EdMarq Tells A Story

HealthyCal.org
Confronting Child Sex Trafficking on the Central Coast

Aug 22, 2016
Confronting Child Sex Trafficking on the Central Coast

A source from the FBI’s Los Angeles Division alerted the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s office that the Central Coast had become a hub for commercial sexual exploitation of minors — a crime that had gone relatively undetected by local authorities. Photo: Ken Pfeiffer Photography

By Leah Bartos

Five years ago, when Lisa Conn became...

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HealthyCal.org
Most Survivors Want More Rehab, Less Punishment for Victimizers

Aug 22, 2016
Most Survivors Want More Rehab, Less Punishment for Victimizers

Victims of violent crime are more likely to be low-income, under 30 and Latino or African American, according to a survey by Californians for Safety and Justice. Aswad Thomas, pictured above, was shot in the back twice in 2009. Photo courtesy of Aswad Thomas.

By Lily Dayton

Aswad Thomas made a quick stop at a...

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Marc Valdez Weblog
"I Do Not Belong To You"

Aug 22, 2016

I took a brief hike into Albuquerque's Embudo Canyon on Friday (I hadn't been there since Feb. 1973), but sitting in the car at the trailhead parking lot, I was seized by an uncharacteristic claustrophobia. The couple in the car next to me were having ...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Hastings Going Out of Business Sale

Aug 22, 2016
Hastings Going Out of Business Sale

It's a debacle. Books for a song.

Marc Valdez Weblog
The Anti-Abortion Life

Aug 22, 2016
The Anti-Abortion Life

82-year-old Phil protests abortion outside Planned Parenthood of NM, tossing propaganda packets over the wall that was built to keep him, and others, off-site. A pregnancy alternatives center, and chapel, were set up nearby as well:(FYI, I'm Pro-Choice...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Time Passes Fast in Burque

Aug 22, 2016
Time Passes Fast in Burque


Marc Valdez Weblog
Let The Past Go

Aug 22, 2016
Let The Past Go

Albuquerque soldiers on. I stopped to get a BCS photo, but elderly fellow in an Explorer was trying to pick up a younger fellow in drag sitting on the sidewalk. "I can help you, but you need to help me," she responded. After haggling, no deal, so I wen...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Graced By "Traffic Conflict" Over Burque

Aug 22, 2016

Landing in Albuquerque was fun. The pilot did a low altitude tour of the city, but was forced to abort the approach and fly directly over the Sunport due to a "traffic conflict". Then we did the tour again at an even lower altitude!

Marc Valdez Weblog
The Murder of the Tea Party – RIP

Aug 22, 2016

An inside job:

As we watch the Republican Party tear itself to shreds over Donald Trump, perhaps it’s time to take note of another conservative political phenomenon that the GOP nominee has utterly eclipsed: the Tea Party. The Tea Party movement is pretty much dead now, but it didn’t die a natural death. It...

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