Laura Tsunoda at The Santa Barbara Independent: Avocado Uncovered
Today, the annual harvest makes avocados a $320-million industry in the Golden State alone.
Harry Kloman at Pittsburgh City Paper: Oscar-Nominated Short Film
Which of these mini-films deserves a gold statue? You be the judge.
Caroline Collier at Fort Worth Weekly: Snow Tha Product: Immigrant Song
She is currently tweaking her style to accommodate both her girly side and her central issue with life in America: the hot topic of illegal immigration.
Bill Lueders at Isthmus: With Capitol demonstrations, Wisconsin State Journal takes sides, belittles state workers
…as a longtime reader and as a person who cares about the quality of journalism and the fairness of commentary, I am deeply affronted by what I’ve seen in the paper’s pages this week.
Michael Barajas at San Antonio Current: Prisons for profit
The mere sight of Galindo’s body being carted out of his cell sparked a prison riot as inmates set fires, took prison workers hostage, and caused over $1 million worth of damage to the facility. Their demands: better treatment and medical care at the sprawling prison complex southwest of Odessa.