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Hot Latin Nights: NAHJ Bay Area’s first fundraiser

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by Nathan Olivarez-Giles

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists Bay Area Chapter is hosting its first annual fundraiser, Hot Latin Nights, at El Techo de Lolinda in San Francisco on June 8.

Let the elevator whisk you up to a view you can’t get in Dolores Park. El Techo’s pan-Latin American cocktails reboot the familiar and dust off the obscure. You can get a margarita or a caipirinha, or try the Chilcano, a pisco-and-ginger-beer concoction that gets upgraded with bitters and fresh ginger syrup. It’s as fruity as it looks. Tequila fans shouldn’t overlook the subtler Mexican Firing Squad, made with Calle 23 Reposado.

Please join us for this festive networking event. Bay area journalists as well as Hugo Balta, the President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, will be in attendance.

All proceeds go to their work to provide scholarships and training for local Latino journalists.

Tequila, Mezcal, Rum & Pisco tasting! Hor D’oeuvres, Music, Latino Art and more!

Tickets $40 in advance, purchase by June 5; or $50 at the door, cash only.
To purchase tickets online go to:
http://va.eftsecure.net/eftcart/additem.asp?M_id=756469623250&P_id=185853

We will also be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win TWO United Airline tickets worth a total of $2,000 for ANYWHERE in the world United flies. As well as other great prizes.

Please help support this great cause.

Sponsored by:

Latino Now Magazine & Agave52 agave52.com

El Techo de Lolinda lolindasf.com

AAA Northern California, Nevada, Utah Insurance Exchange calstate.aaa.com

Wells Fargo wellsfargo.com

Grill Master Diaz hosts summer mixer in East Bay

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Board Member John Diaz hosted a summer mixer at his home in the East Bay. It was at this BBQ that the legendary potato salad recipe first emerged. Photo by Yumi Wilson.

Nathan Olivarez-Giles,  Region 8 Liaison,  hanging out in the sun with Álvaro Vargas. Photo by Vanessa Castañeda.

Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Region 8 liaison to the board, hung out in the sun with Álvaro Vargas. Photo by Vanessa Castañeda.

Vanessa Castañeda, board of directors treasurer, and Claudia Cruz, board of directors secretary,  wait for the chicken to finish grilling.  That's Grillmaster John Diaz in the back.  Photo by Joe Vasquez

Vanessa Castañeda, board of directors treasurer, and Claudia Cruz, board of directors secretary, wait for the chicken to finish grilling. That’s Grillmaster John Diaz in the back. Photo by Joe Vasquez

The Diaz family as photographed by Vanessa Castañeda‎ during the summer of 2013.

The Diaz family as photographed by Vanessa Castañeda‎ during the summer of 2013.

Ysabel Duron honored for commitment to Latino community

by Mekahlo Medina

Congratulations to NAHJ hall of famer and lifetime member Ysabel Duron on her retirement from broadcasting after 42 years.

She wrote this: “I go not gently into the great goodnight but continue my encore career at Latinas Contra Cancer which I launched almost a decade ago. I can now focus my energies on this work of prevention, support and research, which is so needed in the Latino community. You will continue to hear from me from another kind of bully pulpit. But I thank God for the great run I had in this challenging, exciting and oft time frustrating career in broadcast journalism…”

 

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