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Mimi Pollack

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Miriam [Mimi] Pollack was born in Chicago, but moved to Mexico City when she was five years old. She lived and worked in Mexico for over 20 years. She currently resides in San Diego and worked as an ESL instructor at Grossmont College and San Diego Community College Continuing Education until June 2018. She writes for various local publications.

Grassroots Organizations Helps Migrants

Here in the San Diego/Tijuana region, there has been an influx of migrants in the last year and half, many of them Central American, that have come seeking a better life, especially since quite...

Men Drool as Women Rule in New Play

Bad Hombres, Good Wives, a delightful new comedy at the San Diego Repertory Theater, is a cheeky take on Northern Mexico’s narco culture and the relationship between men and women. Written by Playwright in...

First Sephardic Festival in San Diego

When I was in my 20’s, my two sisters and I lived in Mexico City in a Jewish area known as Colonia Polanco.  We had an apartment on a street called Tennyson in an...

“Schlepping and Schmoozing through San Diego County”, el nuevo libro de Donald H. Harrison...

Ya sea que usted sea nuevo en San Diego o sea un veterano, creo que siempre es interesante aprender sobre lugares y personas locales. "Schlepping and Schmoozing through San Diego County, Volume One" es...

Book on Local Jewish Stories

Whether you are new to San Diego are or an old-timer, I think it is always interesting to learn about local places and people.  “Schlepping and Schmoozing through San Diego County, Volume One” is...

33 1/3 House of Dreams Makes Son’s Dream Come True

As a baby boomer, I like music from the 1960’s and I think much of it is timeless. Many of the songs from the 1960’s were recorded at Gold Star Recording Studios in Hollywood. ...

Meet Raquel and Doris Bessudo of Mexican Dynasties

The Bravo TV channel, owned by NBC, is known for its over the top reality shows. These shows include, The Real Wives of Beverly Hills, etc. The shows portray the everyday trials and tribulations...

Connecting at a Jewish Muslim Seder

Whenever I hear of an organization whose purpose is to build bridges of communication, I want to find out more. I was invited to attend the Sunday Seder of the San Diego chapter of...

Why the San Diego Latino Film Festival Matters

I think one can learn a lot by being exposed to other cultures and ideas. It is good to be inclusive rather than exclusive. We need bridges of understanding, not walls. The San Diego...

Brazilian Filmmaker Documents Charitable Organizations

Bettina Hanna is a Brazilian filmmaker who knows how to make the most of both superficial and meaningful subject matter. For many years, she has successfully directed teen reality shows for MTV in Brazil....