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Ask a Mexican: Are There Assisted-Living Homes for Mexicans Who Like Spicy Food?

Ask a Mexican: Are There Assisted-Living Homes for Mexicans Who Like Spicy Food?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: Recently, I visited a viejecita in an assisted-living home. As I’m getting on in years myself, I wondered how I would fare in such a place. Fortunately, I do like to eat cottage cheese, but I would like some salsa with it, or better yet, an occasional jalapeño en escabeche .

Are there place...

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The Potted Desert Garden: Dramatic Seasonal Changes in Just Three Pots

The Potted Desert Garden: Dramatic Seasonal Changes in Just Three Pots

Tuesday, March 03, 2015  |  Marylee Pangman

Would you believe something as simple as three pots can make a remarkable story in your desert garden—a story that you can change on a whim?

Pictured first, above, is a blank slate—a common, boring fence in a desert backyard. It borders a grassy area adjacent to a rocky space. It’s crying for the “ri...

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A Note From the Editor: Will the Death-With-Dignity Movement Finally Make Significant Legal Progress?

A Note From the Editor: Will the Death-With-Dignity Movement Finally Make Significant Legal Progress?

Saturday, February 28, 2015  |  Jimmy Boegle

On Valentine’s Day, I did something that, at one time, I never thought I’d be able to do: I married my boyfriend.

When I first started dating the man who is now my husband, some 12-plus years ago, same-sex marriage was not legal anywhere in the United States. My, how times have changed: As of this writ...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Feb. 26, 2015!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Feb. 26, 2015!

Thursday, February 26, 2015  |  Staff

On this week's Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson has a chat with a right-wing pundit; The K Chronicles shakes his head at some food faux pas; This Modern World demands to know your opinion; and Red Meat finds solace in garage sales.

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Know Your Neighbors: Will California Finally Allow Death With Dignity?

Know Your Neighbors: Will California Finally Allow Death With Dignity?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015  |  Anita Rufus

My friend in Indian Wells was in his 80s, a retired executive and published author suffering from a recurrence of cancer. He had successfully fought it for several years, even entering an experimental drug program—but it was finally clear the cancer could not be beaten. As his ability to move around...

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Ask a Mexican: Why Are So Many Mexicans Racist Conservatives?

Ask a Mexican: Why Are So Many Mexicans Racist Conservatives?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: As I’ve been doing a lot of business in the city of Santa Ana (one of the most Mexican cities in the U.S.), I’ve realized that a shitload of Mexicans are Fox News-type conservatives—yakking out the same kind of shit you hear at a Glenn Beck conference, except for issues surrounding imm...

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