Articles for the ‘La Vida’ Category

People and Places: Education has become a rat race

Too much homework at too young of an age fosters feelings of inadequacy and a dislike of school. That is one of the conclusions of a 2009 documentary film "Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture," directed by Vicki Abeles.

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Ghost stories of Valencia County

Photo courtesy of the Valencia County Historical Society: The Luna Mansion in Los Lunas is home to several spirits, including that of Josefita “Pepe” Otero, whose rocking chair is said to move by itself.

(La Historia del Rio Abajo is a regular column about Valencia County history written by members of the Valencia County Historical Society. The author of this month’s column is Sandy…[Read more]

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Perfecting Pete’s Cafe

Clara Garcia-News-Bulletin photo: Theresa Padilla, far right, says her staff is what makes Pete’s Cafe a success. The Belen restaurant, which is celebrating 65 years in business, is managed by her niece, Marie Torres, far left. The month-long celebration will include musical performances and specials on every Saturday in October.

For more than 60 years, Pete's Cafe has been more than just a place to eat some of the most sought-after authentic New Mexican cuisine — it has become part of Belen's culture, its traditions.