Since opening in 1991, Mi Pueblo Food Center
has opened 14 stores in Northern California. The "neighborhood grocery stores," which emulate the hometown mercados found in Mexico and Latin America, have proved popular enough that the company plans to open six more stores this year. Very much in the spirit of its community-oriented philosophy, Mi Pueblo is now spearheading an effort to give to those with an immediate need: the citizens of Haiti.
As the streets of New Orleans fill up with revelers today on what is a citywide holiday, it's worth asking: What is Mardi Gras, exactly?
Microsoft has delivered the latest salvo in the mobile phone platform wars. The software giant's CEO, Steve Ballmer, today announced that the next generation of Windows-based phones would be known as the "Windows Phone 7 Series." Previously, Microsoft's mobile platform was known as "Windows Mobile." Ballmer made the announcement from Barcelona, Spain, at the Mobile World Congress 2010 conference.