EMILIANO LERDA

Every year a series of awards are bestowed in the city of Omaha to young professionals who excel thanks to their leadership, passion, and commitment to the community. They are the Jaycees, and today the name of Emiliano Lerda, a Latino individual who has worked hard to fight for the rights of undocumented immigrants, and […]

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Love Never Gets Old – Even at 100

LA OPINION/NEW AMERICA MEDIA , NEWS FEATURE, FRANCISCO CASTRO LOS ANGELES – After simply saying “Hi” and looking at each other from afar for some years, Rudy Calderon finally stood up, gave a hug and kiss to Christina Reed on their birthday. The celebration was mutual. The two share the same day – March 18. […]

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AUSTIN ORTEGA’S OMAHA HOCKEY

Omaha Maverick senior Austin Ortega, aka “California Hot Sauce,” is ending his collegiate ice hockey journey knowing he’s defied stereotypes. Though he excelled at the sport as a youth in his native California, making it in the elite amateur ranks was another matter. As a Latino from a hot weather state, he didn’t fit the […]

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Indy Engel: breast cancer survivor

    Educator and Spanish translator Indira “Indy” Engel was ready to go back to work in full since her kids, Sam and Joanna, had turned six and four years old, respectively. But a bit before turning 40 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After sharing the news with her husband Jeff, she was worried […]

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Yolanda Diaz

  Among the many fabrics, multicolored threads, patterns, and scissors, Yolanda Diaz is hard at work on the eye-catching designs of Little Miss Fashion. Her humble sewing workshop can barely contain all the striking clothing that has been grouped by size – it seems as if they want to escape to reach the homes of […]

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Community Garden

  The Southeast Precinct of the Omaha Police Department (OPD) has a very fertile community garden where one can see a blue badge with the name of Police Officer Don Hill, and the phrase “for his dedication to the community.” Those who visit the offices close to 24th and Vinton Streets will surely run into […]

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