economy

Has the economy affected your holiday spending?

December 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

by ANA OLVERA   “So far, it has not. People are definitely more aware because of the news, it’s more top of mind. But it has its positive; people won’t overspend and they’ll have more control. It’s great to shop locally, but it all depends on what you’re looking for.” —Guillermo Perez and his daughter Sofia, 9, Ada     “My husband’s job and my [...]

Main Street-April 23, 2009

April 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

Roger Allen, publisher Barbary Pirates For almost 1,000 years years, until the early nineteenth century, Islamic pirates from North Africa raided shipping vessels in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. They also destroyed villages and towns along the coasts, making some of them nearly uninhabitable. They took prisoners and sold many of them into slavery. Some [...]