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The Ice Castle in the Desert

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The plan for the new ice skating rink in Coachella Valley – a 250 million dollar sports and entertainment arena – was shared with our community just last year. The company’s chief executive, Tim Leik wants the future minor league hockey teams affiliated with NHL’s Seattle Kraken to start their upcoming season in October 2022. But, at what cost?

Reforming the Police Unions of Today

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Racial prejudices and biases plague our systems and ultimately end in bloodshed. Because this system has gone unchecked for so long, innocent lives have continued to be lost to a vicious cycle of abuse, largely in part to the power of police unions.

The Bay Area Fails Latino Students

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As a Latino student in Half Moon Bay, it worries me that my community is overlooked and not properly supported within our schools. I worry for future students who may not have the resources needed to succeed in their own community.

It’s better to buy at a flea market than a thrift store

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yli is My Story

It’s 3:30 a.m. and my parents are waking up my siblings and I for another day at the flea market. That’s how our mornings started every weekend for 5 years – wake up, get dressed and help pack any last items before heading off to the flea market. All those years at the flea market helped pay for food and the bills, as well as help my siblings and I earn some money so we can buy items we like.