Paw-some Presents: Holiday gift ideas for furry friends

The holiday season is meant for spending time with your friends and family, including those of the four-legged variety. Whether you have a dog, cat, fish or other small pet, Christmas can serve as the perfect time to show your affection by showering him or her with thoughtful gifts. When searching for the right gift […]

How to build your handmade pinata

By Tere Siqueira Pinatas (piñatas in Spanish) have been a longtime icon of Mexican culture, and they hold a special meaning for the holidays. Marco Polo discovered pinatas in China. During the 14th century, when they made their way into Europe, they were adapted to Christian celebrations. But pre-Hispanic pinatas also have Aztec roots. During […]

Westside Christmas Party brings together more than 100 families

By Roberta Pardo Around 103 families participated in the Annual Westside Christmas Party held at the Tony Aguirre Community Center on Dec. 7. Children and parents enjoyed activities such as photos with Santa, holiday face painting, family craft activities, and decorating stockings. Jorge Coromac, Westside Community Action Network executive director, said the event is a […]

Columna de Jesssica Piedra: Celebrate safely this holiday!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas and New Year’s means celebrating with family and friends. Be safe as new rules could mean that two convictions for DUI offenses ruin your chance to become a US citizen or to avoid deportation. The Attorney General has the power to decide immigration cases. Unfortunately, that […]