“Songs of Struggle and Hope” is Agustín Lira’s first full-length album with Smithsonian Folkways, the institution’s nonprofit label that documents folk and world music. It is the 44th album in the Tradiciones/Traditions Series produced with the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Madera South’s Eduardo “Lalo” Herrera runs from humble family roots to Central Section glory, The Fresno Bee Athlete of the Year honor in boys track and field, and a scholarship at NCAA distance-running power Colorado
President Barack Obama’s family vacation to Yosemite National Park made for some beautiful speech backdrops for him, but complicated a wedding. The trucks and trains that roar through the Valley are leaving a big mess in our air, which we then get punished for. Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera is among the best places to go in the nation if you have a neonatal crisis.
High school freshman Tia Jones of Marietta, Ga. set the national high school, world youth and world junior records in the prelims of 100m hurdles, finishing with a time of 12.84 at the USATF juniors at Veterans Memorial Stadium. She later placed second in the finals. --- Anthony Galaviz
High school freshman sets records at USATF juniors
Climb to Kaiser tests cyclists on one of nation's most challenging rides
From Madera South to Colorado, Eduardo Herrera a distance running icon