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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.

Good Food and Tikkun Olam

In my opinion, there is nothing better than a tasty taco, and if eating that taco also helps you do an act of social justice , even better! I ate that tasty taco at...

Coco- A Movie for Both Children and Adults to Enjoy

The Disney/Pixar Companies have redeemed themselves after the 2013 debacle of requesting to trademark, “Dia de los Muertos”, with their new movie, Coco. In this movie, they finally get it right by hiring a...

Lakshmi Basile- La Pasión por el Flamenco

Lakshmi Basile irradia sensualidad, fuerza y emoción al bailar, deslizarse y golpetear el piso de madera. Su expresivo rostro, y sus pies y manos, descubren su agraciada pasión por el flamenco. A veces...

Lakshmi Basile and Dancing Flamenco

What is Flamenco? Most experts agree that the creation and history of flamenco was in southern Spain in the region of Andalusia where it still flourishes today. Flamenco was created through the fusion of...

Finding Jewish Stories on Interstate 8

If you go to the website of the publication, San Diego Jewish World, you will see the motto, “There Is a Jewish Story Everywhere!” Owner and publisher, Don Harrison, delights in traveling, meeting people,...

Siberian Cupcakes in East County

There are five luscious Siberian cupcakes residing near Santa Ysabel on the way to Palomar Mountain. What is a Siberian cupcake? They are domesticated Russian foxes and this author was lucky enough to meet...

Chef Forging a New Path

Executive chef, Giselle Wellman, is set to move in a new direction in the cooking world, and some lucky students will benefit from this. In July 2017, she became the new executive chef at...

Chef emprende un nuevo camino

Giselle Wellman ha recorrido un largo camino en el mundo de la cocina a sus 33 años de edad. Ella ahora emprende una nueva dirección al pasar de ser una chef ejecutiva en un...

Isaac Artenstein: Historias Judias de la Frontera

Al cinematógrafo Isaac Arteinstein le gusta contar buenas historias, especialmente historias desconocidas, y si dichas historias informan y entretienen, aun mejor. El siente que los judíos del sudoeste tienen una historia aun no contada...

Isaac Artenstein: Telling Frontier Jewish Stories

Filmmaker Isaac Artenstein likes to tell good stories, especially unknown ones, and if those stories inform and entertain others, even better. He feels that the Jews of the Southwest have an untold story as...