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August 15, 2014

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Southwestern College celebrates new facilities

By Pablo J. Sáinz

Students at the most iconic higher education institution in the South Bay will begin Fall semester next week with brand-new multipurpose facilities, including a new artificial turf field.

When classes start on Monday, Aug. 18th, Southwestern College, in Chula Vista, will boast new, state-of-the-art four-story Fieldhouse/Classroom building housing four classrooms, a 150-seat lecture hall, student fitness center, faculty offices, and spacious locker rooms for the college’s athletic teams.

The $25 million project is part of Proposition R, the $389 million general obligation bond approved by voters in November, 2008. Prop. R is being used for construction, reconstruction and modernization of facilities on the Chula Vista campus and at the Higher Education Centers in National City, Otay Mesa and San Ysidro.

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August 18, 2014

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Calling all Chula Vista Residents!

Chula Vista is moving from at-large elections to elections by district. A new—and historic—Districting Commission in the City of Chula Vista will decide new district lines. MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD! Come to a workshop to learn the background and essential information, and to hear about opportunities for you and your community to be […]

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August 18, 2014

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Aztec Men’s Soccer Friendly Set for Thursday at USD

SDSU prepares for regular season on road against cross-town foe The San Diego State men’s soccer team has its tune-up for the 2014 season when it heads west on Interstate 8 to take on University of San Diego in a friendly on Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. PT. Admission to the match is $5, and […]

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August 15, 2014

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Southwestern College celebra sus nuevas instalaciones

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Por Pablo J. Sáinz Los estudiantes de la institución de educación superior más icónica en el sur del Condado de San Diego comenzará el semestre de otoño la semana que entra con nuevas instalaciones multiusos, incluyendo una nueva cancha con pasto artificial. Cuando las clases comiencen el 18 de agosto, Southwestern College, en Chula Vista, […]

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August 15, 2014

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Putting the Central American Children’s Migration In Context

By Beatriz Manz UC Newsroom The dramatic surge in the number of Central American children and teenagers entering the US has created considerable concern among many in the United States. Already this year, 52,000 children have been apprehended. The latest estimates indicate that almost 90,000 unaccompanied minors — overwhelmingly from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras […]

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August 15, 2014

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What It’s Like to Lose Your Best Friend to Suicide

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First Person: By Alma Rodriguez New America Media Editor’s Note: The suicide this week of actor and comedian Robin Williams seems to have taken many by surprise. For Alma Rodriguez, 17, who lost her best friend to suicide two years ago, the tragedy reminds her of the importance of knowing the signs to look for […]

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August 8, 2014

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Preserving Chicano history for future generations

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By Pablo J. Sáinz An online campaign is trying to raise $5,000 to digitize the San Diego State University Library’s Chicana & Chicano Archive Project. Save Our History: The Chicana!o Archive Project launched on July 21st on Indiegogo.com with the goal of raising the total amount needed to make the archives available online. The campaign […]

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Latest From Stories

August 15, 2014

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In Baja California I Learned that Workers Have Rights

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The Story of Natalia Bautista Told to David Bacon Natalia Bautista was born in a Mixteco family that had migrated to north Mexico to work as far laborers. She became involved in the strikes that changed the conditions for workers in Baja California in the 1980s, and today lives in Santa Maria, where she is […]

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August 15, 2014

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De Gaza a Casa

México del Norte Por Jorge Mujica Murias Ann Coulter, una de esas locutoras a las que en Estados Unidos les pagan por hacer declaraciones racistas a diestra y siniestra (todo sea por los “ratings”, mientras más controversial y más racista más anuncios), finalmente hizo la conexión obvia entre los niños asesinados en Gaza, Palestina, por […]

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August 15, 2014

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Un triunfo más de los (Ex) Braceros: desde el Ciclo Escolar 2014-15 escuelas de California incluirán su historia

Por Abel Astorga Morales Aunque fue desde agosto del año 2012 cuando se aprobó la Ley SB 993 que autoriza que las escuelas públicas de nivel básico en el estado de California incluyan la historia de los braceros en sus planes de estudio, será apenas hasta el Ciclo Escolar 2014-15 cuando tal medida entrará en […]

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August 15, 2014

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Fundación Carlos Slim lanza portal de internet gratuito para la comunidad Latina en los Estados Unidos de América

Acceso Latino ofrece educación, capacitación para el empleo e información sobre salud y cultura, en el idioma español Fundación Carlos Slim presenta Acceso Latino, un portal gratuito creado para la comunidad Latina en los Estados Unidos de América, con herramientas y contenidos de fácil acceso centrado en temas como educación, salud, capacitación para el empleo, […]

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August 15, 2014

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Carlos Slim Foundation Launches Free Online Site for U.S. Latino Community

Acceso Latino: offering education, job training, and information on healthcare and culture in Spanish The Carlos Slim Foundation unveiled Acceso Latino, a free website created to provide U.S. Latinos easy access to tools and content about education, healthcare, job training, culture and more. At over 40 million people, Latinos make up the largest ethnic minority […]

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August 15, 2014

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“Que no cunda el pánico”

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL El Soporte Informativo Para Millones de Hispanos Por Luisa Fernanda Montero Los tiempos modernos reclaman moderación y sentido común cuando de pestes se trata. La intención no es que “cunda el pánico” como diría el viejo y querido personaje mexicano, la intención, y el objetivo a cumplir, debe ser que la gente […]

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August 8, 2014

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Massive Rights Violations Charged at New Mexico Detention Facility

By Kent Paterson Frontera NorteSur After touring a New Mexico detention facility housing Central American refugees, immigrant advocates and lawyers have charged the Obama Administration with violating due process rights. In a July 24 telephonic press conference hosted by the National Immigration Law Center, representatives of an advocates’ group that were allowed to conduct a […]

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August 8, 2014

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El programa Scout de la UC le da a todos los estudiantes acceso a un currículo de preparación universitaria

By Nicole Freeling New America Media Más de 40 escuelas preparatorias públicas no ofrecen el currículo básico requerido para la admisión a la UC o al sistema de la Universidad Estatal de California (CSU). Muchas otras escuelas ofrecen estos fundamentos, pero carecen de las clases preparatorias para la universidad y clases de honores que ayudan […]

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August 15, 2014

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Sweetwater is going to raise your water rates… again!

Editorial: It has become an annual ritual. The Sweetwater Authority board is once again considering raising the water rates for Chula Vista, Bonita, and National City customers. Like clockwork the board will hold a public hearing on their proposed water rate increase and every year for the past 7 years the district has raised water […]

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August 15, 2014

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Explaining Gentrification

Commentary: By Jeremy Bamidele Gentrification, It’s the word of the decade if not the last few decades. It’s been associated with such neighborhoods and cities as Harlem, Washington D.C., and San Diego’s Barrio Logan. While the repercussions of gentrification are easy to see: the rise of cafes, art exhibits, nicer streets, a higher police presence […]

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August 15, 2014

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Chicanos y Boricuas in the Media: A Missing Point of View

By Placido Salazar, USAF Retired Vietnam Veteran Boriqua artists don’t seem to have the difficulty which Chicanos do in getting booked on variety shows, such as Sabado Gigante, or in movies – and more power to them. You can count on the fingers of one hand, the number of Chicanos who have managed to get […]

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August 15, 2014

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Robin Williams: Every funny person is hiding a tortured soul?

Commentary: By Berenice Taboada Díaz Unfortunately, we are people pleasers. We don’t want other people to see the real us because we are afraid that if they do it, they may not like us. That´s why funny people want everybody to laugh. Being funny and making others laugh fills emptiness; you see others happy and […]

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August 15, 2014

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Si no quieren acciones ejecutivas, legislen

Comentario: Por Maribel Hastings El presidente de la Cámara Baja, John Boehner, republicano de Ohio, escribió un artículo de opinión en POLITICO Magazine, pidiéndole al titular del poder ejecutivo, Barack Obama, que “haga su trabajo” en inmigración “sin reescribir la ley y ampliar dramáticamente su acción unilateral”. Le corresponde al Congreso, recordó Boehner, legislar sobre […]

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August 8, 2014

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The (Real) Reason Why the House Won’t Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Guest Commentary: Christopher Parker Brookings It’s been a year since the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill. George and Jeb Bush and Sens. John McCain and Lindsay Graham support it. Conservative public intellectuals such as David Brooks, Grover Norquist, and Karl Rove also support it, as well as more than 100 conservative economists, the Wall […]

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