Thursday, July 15, 2010

Nob Hill Future Forum, Friday, July 16th

Time: July 16, 2010 from 12am to 2pm
Location: O'Niell's
Street: Central Ave and Washington
City/Town: Albuquerque
Event Type: community, forum
Organized By: Nob Hill Main Street

Nob Hill Main Street will sponsor a forum to explore the future of Nob Hill's commercial district on Friday, July 16, at Noon. It will take place at O'Niell's on Central at Washington. O'Niell's will host a complimentary buffet.

Participants will explore the Nob Hill Highland Sector Plan of 2007; what it is intended to do and how it is being implemented. Discussion will be led by Phyllis Taylor of Sites SW who led the development of the plan and Juanita Garcia, Assistant Head of Zoning Enforcement, who managed development of the plan for the City and manages its implementation.

Main Street is an initiative of the National Trust for Historic Preservation that provides a community-driven methodology to revitalize older business districts.

Nob Hill Main Street is a locally created and controlled effort to use the tools that Main Street provides to foster actions that result in a future that benefits residents, merchants, property owners, and our entire community. Some of its long term goals are:

-Brand and promote Nob Hill on local and regional levels to make it a destination for residents and visitors. Create recurring events and special events that make Nob Hill a great place to live, work, and visit.

-Enhance the quality and function of the business district by developing long term solutions to infrastructure needs like parking and transportation, pedestrian safety, and walkability.

-Help merchants and property owners enhance the business district by preserving its unique architectural character and repurposing vacant or underutilized space.

-Make Nob Hill a sustainable community of significant economic, historic, and social value to the city and state.

The forum is open to all and should last slightly over an hour. You may direct questions to Gary Eyster at

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Immigration Forum on Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Link from Facebook Event
The Independent, with KUNM and KNME, will host an immigration panel discussion with Rep. Dennis Kintigh, R-Roswell, who is a former FBI special agent; Marcela Diaz, an immigrant-rights advocate with Somos Un Pueblo Unido; and Dante DiGregorio, a professor at UNM’s Anderson School of Management who specializes in business relations between the U.S. and Mexico.

Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
KNME studios
Street: 1130 University Blvd. NE
City/Town: Albuquerque,
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Along with this Forum, the discussion and push for comprehensive immigration reform continues. Below are a couple of links;

From Clearly New Mexico, Tracy Dingmann reads between the lines of FAIR's Report on Immigration Costs. Also, Matthew Reichbach from the New Mexico Independent has Governor Richardson's outlook for national immigration reform.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Kalakriti School of Bharatanatyam 10th Anniversary

Kalakriti School of Bharatanatyam
Proudly Presents
Natya Svaruup
The Timeless Dance...
In Celebration of Kalakriti's 10th Anniversary
20% of profits donated to AAANM for funding of the Asian American Cultural Center
July 31st, 2010
Rodey Theater, UNM
Tickets: $18 General Admission
$15 Students/Seniors
Available at UNM Bookstore Box Office and at
More info: Lonika Majithia,, (505) 688-1202
Anita Rao,, (505) 400-0881