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Richard Romero wants citizen input on public safety

The recent string of tragic events in our community serve as a sobering reminder of the public safety problems that our city has been plagued with for many years. Its unfortunate that in a city the size of Albuquerque, the current mayor deems it necessary to be accompanied by an armed, three man security detail during his daily and after hours activities.

Richard Romero has a definite… Continue

Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on July 2, 2009 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Like a Moth to a Flame

  • Sir, we already have a Don Schrader
  • We love Marty! Wait, what?
  • South Valley area might leave Albuquerque and become…

Added by Spring Griffin on July 2, 2009 at 6:30am — 10 Comments

Ed Perea penned an op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal: “We Hold the Key To A Safer Community.”

Yesterday, one of Richard’s supporters, Ed Perea, penned an op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal: “We Hold the Key To A Safer Community.” Read it here.

Ed is a licensed NM attorney, he’s an active mediator with the Metropolitan Court in Bernalillo County and has nearly 25 years of law enforcement experience with special emphasis in gang crimes and in the establishment… Continue

Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on July 1, 2009 at 11:50pm — No Comments

ABQ. CPA:Citizen's Police Academy (APD)

I am in my third week of the Albuquerque Police Departments' CPA program, the 35th CPA class offered. It is a 12 week course (classes meet twice a week with optional weekend field trips) of fairly amazing adventures offered for free to Albuquerque residents by the Albuquerque Police Department. I am wondering if any of you DCF readers have been a participant?

Added by Jeff Hartzer on July 1, 2009 at 9:03pm — 7 Comments

Runaway Bride

She was Virtuous

She was Virtuous

"She would dance and sing. She was virtuous.

She was kind of “naïve,” they all said.

Lies take everything and leave us naked."

A Chance to Escape

A Chance to Escape

"You can close your eyes to things you… Continue

Added by buggs on July 1, 2009 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Stephanie Anderson, in memoriam

The news is gradually migrating around town that long-time OFFCenter artist Stephanie Anderson was the cook who was murdered in the Denny's robbery a couple of Saturdays ago. She was a mandala artist and bright-spirited, open hearted friend to many here in the Duke City.

My deepest condolences go out to her family and friends, and she will be missed terribly by all who knew her as a kind, loving citizen with a big smile for anyone… Continue

Added by Mary Tafoya on July 1, 2009 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Do Tell


Added by Spring Griffin on July 1, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

Audio Books @ the Library

Softball was cancelled tonight so I took the intellectual road over to the public library to renew my library card to be able to download audio books online and while I was there I picked up a few books on tape and CD.

Unfortunately my boom box decided to call it quits and I won't be able to listen to 'A Lesson Before… Continue

Added by Sí Serrano on June 30, 2009 at 9:00pm — 10 Comments

Interview: Chika Matsuda, 1st Place award winner in CROSSING

This is the second year of CROSSING: a graduate student exhibition that seeks the top talent from graduate programs around the country. This year's inspiring 1st Place artist (which means she receives a purchase award of $500 and she's invited to have a solo show at Richard Levy Gallery), is Chika Matsuda from the University of Arizona. Due to our respective geographies we were not able to chat in person, but I did catch up with Chika via… Continue

Added by The Harwood Art Center on June 30, 2009 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Poetry Readings in L.A., hanging with Luis Rodriguez

The past weekend found me in my old stomping grounds, mixing business with pleasure. On Friday night, 9/26, I gave a reading with 4 other talented poets in West Hollywood, in the patio behind Stories Bookstore, located on Sunset Blvd. It was a beautiful night, and hosts Bryan Sanders and Robert Juarez put together a great lineup. And I had a chance to chat with… Continue

Added by Richard V on June 30, 2009 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Exciting News at Chroma Studios!

First off, the great news! Saturday was the Downtown Action Team's LOOK Awards dinner, and Chroma Studios was nominated for the "Best New Business" in downtown. Well, not only were we nominated, but we won! We are so honored to be recognized by the DAT and downtown community and are very grateful to whomever nominated us and all who voted for us! All our hard work is paying… Continue

Added by Chroma Studios on June 30, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Morning Fix: The Majesty


Added by Spring Griffin on June 30, 2009 at 6:30am — 11 Comments

...but it just don't work on you (Part TWO)

(FYI- Part One "Got my mojo workin'" of this post can be found at the Sol site).

I realized that I've been blogging primarily my success stories. Don't fear - I've had my fair share of failures, too. They're just brief, and don't warrant much conversation. But here SOME of them are, in all their glory.

1) The time I took advice from my readers and tried to find people in places that hold common… Continue

Added by summer of like on June 29, 2009 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Announcing New Apparel Line - Pequeños Burqueños - Check them out....

Soy de Burque is very excited to announce a new line of apparel for the little Burqueños around town.

It's never to early to teach them to say, "¡soy de burque!"

Orale...check them out.

Long live Burque. Down with the… Continue

Added by Soy de Burque on June 29, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments


I am really getting pumped about moving to Albuquerque. The landlord that we found is kind and considerate, and willing to work with us in the time-frame that we require - not to mention the fact that we aren't even paying a pet deposit. Between the three of us humans we have quite the menagerie following us around.

Other than the views from the house, which are incredible, I think the thing I'm most excited about is the pool table in the game room. I've gotten really rusty over the… Continue

Added by Hurricane Kate on June 29, 2009 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: The Future is Now


Added by Spring Griffin on June 29, 2009 at 6:30am — 11 Comments

So isn't it Bird SONG ?

Oh my...what a typo in this morning's Sunday Journal article, "Well-Worn Success" by David Steinberg in the BOOKS section.

Funny, I always thought it was Bird Song Books although Bird Dong does have a ring to it...Ouch.

RE: David Steinberg's "Well-Worn Success" typo seen ABQ JOURNAL, Sunday, June 28,2009 in BOOKS (p.F4)

Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 28, 2009 at 10:07am — 12 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Christina Yovovich... Ode to an Ex ...

What do you do with a major gift from an ex-boyfriend? Christina Socorro Yovovich did three things. 1. Hang his watercolor on her bedroom wall. 2. Listen as her new boyfriend (now husband) interpreted it. 3. Write an ode.

Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Christina has lived in Albuquerque for the past ten years. This spring she graduated from UNM with an MFA in poetry and nonfiction with distinction. Her poetry has appeared in River… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on June 28, 2009 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Military Vintage Vehicles

Military Biker Chick

I been feeling better in the last week and decided to pick up on my photography.

Today I continued with my model series. I attended a gathering of Flickr photographers to shoot some vintage military vehicles.

Halt! Who Goes There!

I spend… Continue

Added by buggs on June 27, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

James D. Houston: In Memorium

(photo: Greg Pio/Alfred Knopf)

James D. Houston is dead and it came as more of a shock than to hear of the deaths of Jackson, Fawcett, and McMahon combined…. And you’re looking at me like you don’t know who James D. Houston is.

I was flipping through the most recent issue of Poets & Writers and their “Memorium” column caught my eye. It seemed longer… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on June 27, 2009 at 9:21am — 1 Comment

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