Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Creative Blender on Huntington

Downtown Living Continues!

August 5, 2005

3650 Huntington Blvd.
(between 6th and 7th Street, just east of downtown)

Right After Work- 5PM

If you've ever wanted to get a look at the inside of one those beautiful homes on historic Huntington Boulevard then this is your chance! That's right! Not only is this month's Blender being held at an amazing home in the heart of Huntington, it's the same home featured on the August cover of Fresno Magazine!

So bring a friend.....share ideas...... have fun!

[ Yahoo! Maps ]

Map of
3650 E Huntington Blvd
Fresno, CA 93702-2806

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Blendin' @ Borgata

Downtown Living is Here!

Dont Miss Creative Fresno's

Creative Blender
Poolside party @ Villa Borgata Condominums

The Friday after ArtHop
July 8, 2005

  • Catered Food by Grand Occasions with No-Host bar
  • Prizes- Stuff to Your New Condo!
  • Model tours available
We start right after work-- 5 to7 PM

Villa Borgata condominium complex in downtown Fresno is located on Huntington Blvd. just east of R St. behind the Old Fresno Hofbrau . Map

Monday, June 13, 2005

Michael Jackson: Not Guilty

Well, well, well. It's the case everyone knows about and probably has talked about over the water cooler at some point. The verdict from the Michael Jackson was read this morning as not guilty on all ten (10) counts. Courtroom on-lookers said the courtroom was quiet, the Jackson family wassupportive, andfor the most part Michael was emotionless .

I really didnt know how the jury was going to rule in this case. Yet, I just couldn't see Michael in prison. Think about it: Michael in the prison throwing huge concerts for the officers and their families, wearing something other than his military state/princely attire, and an entourage of big black men that aren't a part of the security provided by the Nation of Islam. It would be even wierder than the already wierd life of Jackson. At the most I thought he would be convicted of at least one count with minimal sentencing (house arrest or probation).

The case does raise some interesting thoughts & questions about our society:
(1) Can wealth afford you freedom despite testimony & evidence?
(2) Are the tables of justice finally turning for men of color?
(3) How many would be out enjoying freedom if they had enough money for top lawyers and investgators?
(4) What does this case say about celebrities and those that get entangled in their lives?

Please share your thoughts & feelings.

Jackson Trial information (as if you really needed it):

E Channel Online
Court TV

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Fresno's 27th Annual Juneteenth Celebration & Festival

Gospel Night- June 17th @ 6 PM

Parade- June 18th @ 10 AM

Celebration: Booth & Stage Entertainment- June 18th @ 12 Noon- 6 PM

Where: Hinton Community Center, 2385 Fairview (Church St.) just south of Edison Computech

Host: City of Fresno- Parks & Recreation, The Office of Councilmember Cythnia Sterling, and Fresno West Coalition for Economic Development (FWCED)

For Vendor & Information Booth Reservation: Contact Tate Hill at FWCED (559) 485-1273 or

What is Juneteenth all about?

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future.

For more information:

Other California Juneteenth Events

Monday, April 25, 2005

Not finding "it" in Fresno?

Are you new to Fresno or the Central Valley and how havent been able to make a connect to the urban and ethnic communities? Do you know where to find Starbuck's and an apple-raspberry muffin but you're dying for a good piece of sweet potato pie or a Vietnamese Ice-Coffee? Or maybe you are just looking for a little bit more "color". I hope you can get the information and resources you are looking for here. Feel free to express your thoughts, frustrations, or fears about your new town.