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Neto's Tucson: Famed gardener faces circle of life

Neto's Tucson: Famed gardener faces circle of life

An allergy forces long-time florist to give up her beloved plants.

July 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Neto's Tucson: E Company survivors are hermanos forever

Neto's Tucson: E Company survivors are hermanos forever

It was 64 years ago that Tucson's barrio boys went to war.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Neto's Tucson: As migrants arrive, Tucson shows heart

Neto's Tucson: As migrants arrive, Tucson shows heart

City residents give food, kindness and comfort to scared and hungry refugees.

July 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Neto's Tucson: Monsoon's a Tucson waiting game

Neto's Tucson: Monsoon's a Tucson waiting game

Tucsonans could sense impending rain.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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José Luis Baca tuvo un sueño muy lindo: traer al Mariachi Vargas nuevamente a Tucsón, lo cual sucedió el 29 de junio.

July 01, 2014 11:14 am
Neto's Tucson: Violence, poverty sent young Honduran north

Neto's Tucson: Violence, poverty sent young Honduran north

In leaving for "el Norte," he understood the risks.

June 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Neto's Tucson: Folklórico woven into Baca family's story

Neto's Tucson: Folklórico woven into Baca family's story

The first time José Luis Baca danced onstage before an audience, he was 11 or 12 years old. He can’t exactly remember his age, but he recalled he didn’t want to dance because of his partner — his older sister.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Neto's Tucson: Discovering your voice is a life-changing experience

There were 16 in all, from various parts of the state, young, curious and a bit tired. They were high school students who were spending the week in an intensive journalism training program at the University of Arizona.

June 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
La Santa Cecilia returns to Tucson

La Santa Cecilia returns to Tucson

La Santa Cecilia, a roots-rock Chicano band from Los Angeles, did not start out to become the musical poster child for immigration reform. It simply wanted to make good music.

June 09, 2014 3:06 pm Photos

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100 Objects-Vintage Boots

100 Objects-Vintage Boots

Ron MEDVESCEK / La Estrella de TucsónUn par de botas vaqueras hechas para el tucsonense Ed F. Echols, ahora en la Sociedad de Historia de Arizona.

June 09, 2014 2:12 pm
Neto's Tucson: Nonprofit head stepping down, leaves a legacy of empowering women

Neto's Tucson: Nonprofit head stepping down, leaves a legacy of empowering women

When Laura Penny got the chance to head up a local foundation that helps women, she didn’t flinch.

June 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Neto's Tucson: New statue honors region's indigenous people

About 15 years ago several Tucsonans came up with an idea to honor our region’s indigenous ancestors. It would be a statue, somewhere at the foot of Sentinel Peak, where a Pima village existed when the first Europeans arrived in the late 17th century.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tohono O'odham Monument

Tohono O'odham Monument

May 30, 2014 6:33 pm
Tohono O'odham Monument

Tohono O'odham Monument

May 30, 2014 6:32 pm

Neto's Tucson: San Manuel family's success is important tale of immigration

When Margarita and Rene Acosta arrived in San Manuel, the mining town north of Tucson in 1977, they did so with the hope of finding steady employment and, more importantly, getting an education for their three children.

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Neto's Tucson: Dreamers just want a chance to succeed

Neto's Tucson: Dreamers just want a chance to succeed

When Jessica Garcia and Dario Andrade graduate this week from Pima Community College, they’ll do so with dreams of continuing their studies at the University of Arizona.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am Video Loading…
50 Objetos Presidio

50 Objetos Presidio

James S. Wood/foto tomada del edificio TransamericaUna excavación arqueológica en una pared del Presidio en el centro de Tucsón en el año 2012 descubrió una cápsula del tiempo que fue enterrada en 1954.

May 12, 2014 2:36 pm
Shrines on A Mountain

Shrines on A Mountain

Ernesto Portillo Jr./Arizona Daily StarOne of several shrines found along the new walking paths on A Mountain. Taken May 8, 2014. — Credit: Ernesto Portillo jr.

May 12, 2014 10:05 am
Shrines on A Mountain

Shrines on A Mountain

Ernesto Portillo Jr./Arizona Daily StarAn Easter Sunday shrine to an Esther G. Castro on A Mountain. — Credit: Ernesto Portillo jr.

May 12, 2014 10:06 am
Shrines on A Mountain

Shrines on A Mountain

Ernesto Portillo Jr./Arizona Daily StarA small wooden cross serves as a shrine to Oscar Elias on A Mountain. — Credit: Ernesto Portillo jr.

May 12, 2014 10:07 am
Neto's Tucson: Shrines on 'A' Mountain display our 'ritual genes'

Neto's Tucson: Shrines on 'A' Mountain display our 'ritual genes'

I wonder who was Esther G. Castro. Also what was Oscar Elias like?

May 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Shrines on A Mountain

Shrines on A Mountain

A small wooden cross bears the name of Oscar Elias, who is said to have died in 2012.

May 09, 2014 5:33 pm
Shrines on A Mountain

Shrines on A Mountain

Shrines dot the new walking paths at Sentinel Peak Park.

May 09, 2014 5:22 pm
Shrines on A Mountain

Shrines on A Mountain

An Easter Sunday shrine to Esther Castro includes a bouquet of colorful flowers.

May 09, 2014 5:22 pm
Shrines on A Mountain

Shrines on A Mountain

One of several shrines which have sprouted along the new walking paths on A Mountain. 

May 09, 2014 5:22 pm
Shrines on A Mountain

Shrines on A Mountain

One of several shrines found along the new walking paths on A Mountain. Taken May 8, 2014. 

May 09, 2014 5:22 pm

Neto's Tucson: Children remind us of the beauty that our immigrant nation has

Immigration can be and often is a complex and divisive issue. I have been writing about immigration for three decades.

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Neto's Tucson: Migrants crossing our desert form a modern exodus

Monday, I attended a special seder. About 200 Tucsonans, not all Jews, recalled during a Passover dinner the history of the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.

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Este día es especial para celebrar la unión entre familias con recreación sana al aire libre y disfrutando de divertido juego de volibol.

April 24, 2014 12:10 pm
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Después de misa Pascua en la parroquia San Xavier del Bac, sus feligreses esperan en fila a visitar a San Francisco Xavier y rezarle sus oraciones.

April 24, 2014 12:07 pm
Oscar Soria

Oscar Soria

Oscar Soria

April 22, 2014 2:52 pm
Neto's Tucson: Bringing poetry to the conversation

Neto's Tucson: Bringing poetry to the conversation

The words, each one selected for a purpose and effect, erupt in staccato rhythm or they bend slowly. The words create images, both vivid and real, or sublime and surreal, taking the listener on a journey.

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El grupo de danza Xochipilli Centeo, una familia de la comunidad indígena Nahua, con orgullo participó en una causa importante para ellos y para toda la comunidad que busca ampliar el reconocimiento a la lucha de César Chávez.

April 01, 2014 10:26 am

Neto's Tucson: Backers of Rillito racetrack fear getting run over by the big guys

Tuesday, I sat in a meeting of special interests and a politician.

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Neto's Tucson: Kid from Michigan found lots to like in Tucson

Neto's Tucson: Kid from Michigan found lots to like in Tucson

Bob Elliott is still the BMOC.

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Neto's Tucson: School tie helps shape new life for former gang member as a community activist

After years of drugs, running with a gang, seeing his life spiral away, Cesar Aguirre had a decision to make. Either continue or change.

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Neto's Tucson: A new defense of Mexican-American Studies

Neto's Tucson: A new defense of Mexican-American Studies

In the past two editions of the ever-growing Tucson Festival of Books, TUSD’s now defunct Mexican-American Studies program has occupied a sliver of space in the sprawling two-day event at the University of Arizona.

March 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Tucsonans tend their home gardens with help from food bank

When they lived in Nicaragua, Christian Ortiz and her husband, Yasbin Herrera, learned to garden where too much water was a problem. Now living in Tucson, her hometown, their problem is exactly the opposite.

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Neto's Tucson: Families feel ancestral pull of Sonora River Valley

Growing up in her native Tucson, Bernadette Quiroz had long heard of a special, small Sonoran town, not far south of the border.

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Neto's Tucson: UA professor works to restore felons civil rights

When U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder remarked last week that we should restore voting rights to people who have served their sentences after a felony conviction, Andy Silverman couldn’t have agreed more.

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Neto's Tucson: History, political winds on the side of Tucson Dreamer

Meet Alejandra Salazar.

February 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Neto's Tucson: New food bank CEO in Tucson confronts root causes of hunger

Neto's Tucson: New food bank CEO in Tucson confronts root causes of hunger

Almost 10 years ago, I met Michael McDonald in the Pueblo Gardens neighborhood, around South Campbell Avenue and East 36th Street, an overstressed area filled with struggling families.

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Neto's Tucson: Playwrights aim to shine light on Tucson's Mexican-American Studies fight

Much has been written about the demise of Mexican-American Studies in Tucson. News reports, locally and nationally, documented the state-sponsored campaign to eliminate the once-successful education program in the Tucson Unified School District.

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Neto's Tucson: Economics don't allow developer to save historic home, he explains

Neto's Tucson: Economics don't allow developer to save historic home, he explains

In last week’s column, I wrote about a historical home in the Rincon Heights neighborhood that was threatened with demolition unless it was sold.

January 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Historic home

Historic home

This home at the corner of East 10th Street and North Mountain Avenue near the University of Arizona is scheduled to be demolished Monday.

January 17, 2014 8:43 pm
Neto's Tucson: Charming 1897 Tucson home in danger of being razed

Neto's Tucson: Charming 1897 Tucson home in danger of being razed

In the Rincon Heights neighborhood, at the southeast corner of East 10th Street and North Mountain Avenue, sits an old, lovely home. While it is empty and in need of lots of TLC, the house still radiates yesterday’s charm and character.

January 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Old Rincon Heights home

Old Rincon Heights home

This 1897 home in Rincon Heights, at East 10th Street and North Mountain Avenue, is likely to be demolished and replaced by a multi-unit apartment building.

January 10, 2014 12:21 pm
Tucson woman remembered as fearless in fighting injustices

Tucson woman remembered as fearless in fighting injustices

I can’t remember exactly when and where I first met Nancy Gallen, but it was in the late 1970s on a picket line, probably in front of a Safeway store in town. I was a student at the University of Arizona and she was the local organizer for the United Farm Workers grape boycott.

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Neto's Tucson: These guys leave their worries off the field

If it’s a Tuesday or Thursday morning, members of the Rattlers’ baseball team are carefully running the bases and misjudging fly balls at Mission Manor Park. What do you expect from the boys, who are over 60 years in age?

December 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Neto: Democrats are right to challenge Obama on deportations

Democrats in Congress are finally getting some spine when it comes to President Obama and deportations.

December 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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