Dianna M. Náñez Arizona Republic Published 8:00 AM EDT Mar 31, 2019 Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. — Chávez He was born on March 31, 1927, in Arizona, where the desert is made soft and fertile alongside water that flows through the Colorado and Gila rivers near Yuma. He was named after his grandfather Cesario, an escaped slave who traveled from his home in Chihuahua, Mexico to work the railroads and fields of Arizona. He died in 1993 near the Arizona-Mexico border his grandfather had crossed more than 100 years earlier. Cesar Estrada Chávez was baptized Catholic in the faith of his parents, his grandparents and the many ancestors who came before them. He grew up on the homestead his grandfather established in North Gila Valley in Yuma County about 10 miles from the … [Read more...] about Is farmworker, civil rights icon Cesar Chávez’s legacy ignored in his hometown?
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For more stories like this, check out The Chronicle’s weekly Travel newsletter! Sign up here. The numbers don’t lie: California’s top tourist attractions are bursting at the seams with visitors. This year, 5 million people will flock to Yosemite, 10 million visitors — that’s 27,000 a day — will ogle the Golden Gate Bridge, and a staggering 18 million souls will part with their hard-earned dough to crowd Disneyland’s 85 acres. But California is a big place, and for those of us looking for a little respite from the crowds and chaos, there are an assortment of options — you just have to know where to look. For example, it doesn’t take much effort to pass up one of the country’s most popular national parks for a national monument that attracts a 50th the number of visitors or to fall in love with a small town that boasts all the charm of your favorite weekend getaway without the hordes of stay-cationers. Here we’ve compiled … [Read more...] about 10 places to visit in California in 2019
Across America, bumper stickers proudly proclaim “Support Our Troops.” People stand up at sports games to honor the veterans in the crowd. Every Veterans Day, Facebook timelines explode in a cacophony of red, white, and blue. Pithy political comics use injured veterans to mock those who question the army. In some cases, the word “veteran” has become synonymous with “hero.” The United States claims to adore its military and veterans, and recent events have only reinforced this claim. According to The Washington Post, there was a public outcry when Saturday Night Live (SNL) made a joke at the expense of Dan Crenshaw, “a former Navy SEAL and the newly elected Republican representative from Texas’s 2nd Congressional District.” A little background: Crenshaw wears an eye patch because he lost his eye to an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on his third combat tour. During the "Weekend Update" segment, SNL comedian Pete Davidson … [Read more...] about America must respect, not glorify, veterans
By Katie Dowd, SFGATE Updated 10:18 pm PDT, Monday, October 22, 2018 Haunted? Maybe. But not likely by the ghost of "Claudia Chambers." Haunted? Maybe. But not likely by the ghost of "Claudia Chambers." Photo: Lea Suzuki, SFC Where are the most haunted spots in San Francisco and the Bay Area?Click through for a roundup of all the spots you might want to avoid if you're easily spooked. Where are the most haunted spots in San Francisco and the Bay Area? Click through for a roundup of all the spots you might want to avoid if you're easily spooked. The Presidio Officer's Club, which underwent a historic renovation a few years ago, is just one of many spots in the Presidio that supposedly houses ghosts. A lady in a black dress has reportedly been seen in the officer's club and a Muni driver once reported picking up a gentleman in military dress at the Presidio — only to look in his rearview mirror … [Read more...] about The ridiculous San Francisco ‘murder’ that somehow got accepted as fact
Cheap Buzz Critic’s Top 5: Along with property taxes in Fort Worth, it seems like our booze tabs have been increasing exponentially. There’s never been a better time to make those drinking dollars stretch, so here are our Top 5 places for a cheap buzz. While every other joint in town seems to have margaritas for a million bucks, Los Jimadores Tex-Mex Tequila Factory (4335 River Oaks Blvd, River Oaks, 817-625-0999) puts out top-shelf drinks for a closer-to-well price. Happy hour is 11am-7pm Mon-Fri, so there’s plenty of time to taste test more than one drink without going broke. The antithesis of the toney steakhouses on the southern side of downtown, Malone’s Pub (1303 Calhoun St, 817-332-5330) is just the spot to snag enough drinks to wet your whistle and not murder your wallet. Belly up to the bar for the same single-malt scotch as the neighbors’ but sold at a fraction of the price. MASS (1002 S Main St) may be a live music venue, but it’s also a … [Read more...] about On The Town