A thriving business despite the pandemic

By Yasmin Acosta/El Inde In 2020, the food service industry was hit really hard by the pandemic and many restaurants did not survive. We have seen door after door close to the public temporarily — then sometimes permanently. On the other hand, there’s first-time restaurant owner, Carolyn O’Connor, and her year-old business, Ceres, which is…

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The French Corner

By August Pearson/El Inde Fog blankets the city of Encinitas, California, on an early Sunday morning in the middle of October. The streets are quiet and residents and travelers are just about to begin their first day of the new week.  Situated on the highway that extends the length of the California coast, Highway 101,…

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Old Tucson Studios memories

By Julianna Flores/El Inde It’s been 26 years since Tim Bentley started working at Old Tucson Studios. He still remembers how fun it was working there and he still holds on to both of his name badges. He also still has an Old Tucson sheriff’s badge that reads “Sheriff Tim” and an old pass to…

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Agite bien (shake well)

by Karl Yares/El Inde People know a good hot sauce when they taste it. Some prefer a vinegar based offering, while others go for a roasted chili option. In Tucson, there is a local favorite that has been in operation since 1924: Poblano. The small operation has quite a following but maintains its family-owned roots….

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