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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.

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....

Octogenarian Opens New Exhibit

“Art is Time, Time is life” is the name of a new exhibit by Rafael “Fallo” Mareyna that is currently on display at the La Jolla Library. Both “Art” and “Time” have played important...

Jews in Unexpected Places

As an ESL teacher who has worked for 35 years with people from all over the world, I was very interested in going to see the presentation at the Gotthelf Gallery at the JCC...

Bringing Music and Hope to Schools in Tijuana

Social Classes are very defined in Mexico, so many times opportunity depends on what class you are born in. There is a woman in Tijuana who is determined to bring music into the lives...

Linda-Anne Kahn: Bringing Beauty through Health to Others

Some people are just born with a smile on their face and a positive outlook on life. Linda-Anne Kahn is one of those people. From the time she was a young woman, she has...

The Bus Station Project: A Learning Experience

Helping others should not be viewed as political. It is good for the soul. When you help others, you forget about your own problems for awhile. In addition, nobody should make you feel bad...

Maru Davila: How to Eat Good Food and Stay Healthy

Maru Davila is a slim woman with lustrous skin who radiates health and confidence. To look at her, one would never guess that she once was almost 60 pounds overweight and struggled with her...

Sandi Masori: One Woman – Many Hats

Sandi Masori is like the song by the Rolling Stones, “She comes in color everywhere… She’s like a rainbow.”  She wears many colorful hats in her life as an artist, businesswoman, and single mom....

The Butterfly Project: Remembering, One Butterfly at a Time

According to Google, the definition of the word, “Upstander” is someone who recognizes when something is wrong and acts to make it right. When we stand up for what is right, and do our...