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People in the news 1.10.20

Alma Hernandez


State Rep. Alma Hernandez was named to The Forward’s list of 50 “Machers and Shakers Who Influenced, Intrigued and Inspired Us This Year.” Hernandez also was appointed this month to be the Young Democrats of America Jewish Caucus Southwest regional director.

Steve Brass

Steve Brass, a Tucson-based “stun and run” self-defense trainer and certified use of force instructor, has published a new book, “Self Defense for Busy People.” It is available from Amazon or by emailing streetsmartdefense@gmail.com.



Esther Schnur-Berlot

Esther Schnur-Berlot has published a book of poetry, “Changing Conversations” (Moonstone Press). She will participate in a reading by new authors at Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, 3733 W. Ina Road, on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 2:30 p.m.

“A Vereshchavgino Restaurant,” written and directed by Sheldon Metz, will be one of five short plays presented by Old Pueblo Playwrights at the Tucson Fringe Festival, Jan. 10 and 12. For tickets, visit http://shop.tucsonfringe.org/item/old-pueblo-playwrights-showcase. For more about the festival, visitwww.tucsonfringe.org.