Krista Almanzan http://kvnf.org en Out Of The Fields And Into Computer Science Classes http://kvnf.org/post/out-fields-and-computer-science-classes To earn money for her family, Alicia Leon Rios worked in the fields in Salinas, Calif. Meanwhile, she sent her toddler, Leticia, to Mexico to be raised by her grandparents.<p>Even now, Alicia Leon Rios chokes up thinking about that difficult decision more than two decades ago. Sun, 01 Sep 2013 12:17:00 +0000 Krista Almanzan 15352 at http://kvnf.org Out Of The Fields And Into Computer Science Classes California Missions Undergo Upgrades To Resist Quakes http://kvnf.org/post/california-missions-undergo-upgrades-resist-quakes At California's nearly two dozen Spanish missions, conversion these days isn't just about religion; it's also about seismic retrofitting. That's because the missions — which date to the late 1700s, when Spain's king sent Franciscan missionaries to convert natives to Christianity — would not withstand a major earthquake.<p>At a mission in Carmel, a 220-year-old basilica is in the middle of an earthquake retrofit. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:44:00 +0000 Krista Almanzan 4622 at http://kvnf.org California Missions Undergo Upgrades To Resist Quakes