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December 19, 2014

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San Ysidro School Board Moves Forward With New Trustees

By Barbara Zaragoza

On Thursday, December 11th Councilman David Alvarez swore in Rudolfo Linares, Marcos Diaz and Luciana Corrales as new San Ysidro School Board members. The five-member board then announced that during their closed session they unanimously voted to pursue legal action against former Superintendent Manuel Paul for the return of more than $200,000 he received in severance pay.

The San Ysidro School Board has been in turmoil ever since solar power company EcoBusiness Alliance sued the district for breach of contract and won $12 million. A series of South Bay resignations followed, including two San Ysidro board members and former Superintendent Manuel Paul who was indicted in a “pay-to-play” corruption probe. When the school district tried to impose a significant teacher pay cut in October to address the budget shortfall, a strike ensued.

At the meeting, board members tried to move forward, electing Antonio Martinez as the new President and Marcos Diaz as Vice-President. Teachers then voiced concerns from the floor.

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December 17, 2014

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Estados Unidos y Cuba retoman sus relaciones diplomáticas

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Washington –La Habana, 17 de Diciembre ­_RAM_  Los gobiernos de Estados Unidos y Cuba comenzarán conversaciones de cara a normalizar las relaciones diplomáticas entre los dos países, rotas desde hace más de medio siglo, según fuentes oficiales citadas por el diario ‘The New York Times’. El presidente de EEUU, Barack Obama, y su homólogo de […]

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December 11, 2014

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Chula Vista City Council to Appoint Councilmember to Fill Vacancy

Applications availableDecember 15  The Chula VistaCity Council unanimously approved filling a Council vacancy by appointment. Voters approved Proposition B in November which updated the City Charter to allow the Council to appoint a new councilmember to fill a vacancy if 25 months or fewer are left in the term.The appointment will replace the fifth seat […]

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December 19, 2014

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Old school food means good food at Back to Roots

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By Pablo J. Sáinz When Philip Curro Ariza and Álvaro Miranda decided to open Back to Roots Market in mid-November, their primary goal was, as the name of their business states, to go back to the roots of great, local food and ingredients. “Back to Roots is about going back to how food was before […]

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December 12, 2014

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San Diego artists create art for Ayotzinapa

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By Pablo J. Sáinz A group of diverse and multigenerational San Diego artists is raising its voice through art as a tribute and to raise awareness about the dissapearance of 43 college students in Iguala, in the Mexican state of Guerrero. The art exhibition, titled 43 in representation of the 43 students, will be a […]

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December 12, 2014

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A Big Brown Paper Shopping Bag and Green Stamps: It must be Christmas in Logan Heights

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By Augie Bareño The smell of Tamales and Cannery Working mothers carrying Big Brown paper shopping bags full of S and H Green Stamps on the San Diego Transit Bus 11 which goes through the heart of Logan Heights, tells you it’s the start of Christmas season. Its cannery payday and all the mothers are […]

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December 12, 2014

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The Grinch production features lots of Latino talent

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By Pablo J. Sáinz Since he was a little boy, Jordi Bertran remembers his family taking him to see Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! at The Old Globe, in Balboa Park. “It became a family tradition for us,” said Jordi, who, at 13, has become one of San Diego’s youngest and most active […]

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December 19, 2014

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The Revolution of Lupe Reyes

Frontera NorteSur The central Mexican city of Aguascalientes is perhaps typical this time of year. Beginning on December 12, Virgin of Guadalupe Day, Mexico’s long holiday season cranks up in a steaming barrage of rockets, tamales, Aztec dancers and a honking bus caravan that bears portraits of the national icon. Nicknamed Lupe Reyes, the festivities […]

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December 19, 2014

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Aztec floral gift allows US florists to ‘jingle-all-the-way’ to their banks

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By Andy Porras In Pat Mora’s and Charles Ramírez Berg’s cuento, The Legend of the Poinsettia, their hero, little Carlos, fears attending the last event of his Mexican pueblo’s annual Posadas. Why? Because he has nothing to offer Baby Jesus on his birthday, which will be celebrated at the town’s parish. In case you’ve never […]

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December 19, 2014

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The origins of Christmas traditions

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By Eduardo Stanley Wonder where some traditions like the Piñatas or the Posadas come from? Here is a very basic and simple list of those Christmas traditions, including some holiday drinks. The Poinsettia: The favorite plant for the holidays Poinsettias are part off all Christmas celebrations. This is a case of “stolen identity” because this […]

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December 19, 2014

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El Colef da a conocer el Primer Estudio sobre la Población que acude al Desayunador Salesiano Padre Chava

- Las personas que asisten al Desayunador en su ma-yoría son hombres que han sido deportados desde Estados Unidos y que desean contar con opciones para la inserción laboral y social a Tijuana. Un elevado porcentaje presenta síntomas de depresión y ansiedad. – La falta de empleo y salarios insuficientes son las razones principales para […]

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December 19, 2014

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The K Grill: ¡absolutamente delicioso!

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Por Pablo J. Sáinz Hay algo muy singular y sabroso cuando los restaurantes solo utilizan ingredientes frescos que nunca han sido congelados. Y los propietarios de The K Grill, ubicado en National City, saben esto, y es la filosofía que siguen en su restaurante. “Utilizamos productos cosechados localmente y carnes locales siempre que sea posible”, […]

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December 19, 2014

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The K Grill: Absolutely Delicious!

By Pablo J. Sáinz There’s something very unique—and tasty—when restaurants only use fresh, non-frozen ingredients. And the owners of The K Grill, located in National City, know this, and it is the philosophy they follow in their restaurant. “We use locally harvested produce and meats whenever possible,” said co-owner Choon Tanaka. “We never use frozen […]

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December 19, 2014

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La Guerra Contra la Estafa

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL El Soporte Informativo Para Millones de Hispanos Por José López Zamorano Pocas cosas son tan perniciosas como abusar de personas en posición de vulnerabilidad. Cuando los atropellos proceden de miembros de nuestra propia comunidad, la injuria es doblemente ofensiva. Por desgracia eso ha empezado a ocurrir con motivo de la próxima entrada […]

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December 19, 2014

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¿Quiere Ud. Pagar hasta un 40% menos en su cuenta de luz?

Si respondió “SI!”, entonces Ud. debería cambiarse hoy con Solar Day. “Mucha gente piensa que se necesita mucho dinero para obtener la electricidad de su casa por medio de paneles solares, pero hoy en día ese no es el caso” nos dice el Sr. Axel Ambrosius, represéntate de Solar Day. “Cuando cambie su proveedor de […]

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December 19, 2014

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A Christmas I will never forget

Editorial: With this being our last issue before Christmas, this year the message will be of a more personal nature about the one Christmas I will never forget. It was over 20 years ago while working with my dad at the newspaper. We had finally gotten to the point where I was able to draw […]

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December 19, 2014

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#Ferguson and #Ayotzinapa

The ties that bind Commentary: By Enrique C. Ochoa and Gilda L. Ochoa Mourning and outrage are shaking parts of the United States and Mexico. As U.S. families grieve and demonstrators denounce the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and many more at the hands of the police, people are also protesting state […]

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December 19, 2014

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Stupid America! Student Unrest: How Chicanas/os Lost Their Swagger

Commentary: By Rodolfo F. Acuña I constantly hear references to winning football teams having swagger – they play with a chip on their shoulder. In the sixties, black youth had that swagger — after years of being taught that they should stay in their place, they adopted the mantra of “black is beautiful — don’t […]

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December 19, 2014

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The Best Christmas Ever

Commentary: By Raoul Lowery Contreras I don’t recall the exact date in November, 1943, that the Mexican government agents hustled my Mother, me, my uncle and great-grandmother (abuelita) onto a train bound for El Norte, the United States of America. The expulsion was ordered by former President Lazaro Cardenas who accused my great-grandmother of treason […]

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December 12, 2014

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Immigration: Our Litmus Test

Editorial: Nelson Balido, a voting member of the Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences who attended the Latin Grammy Awards this past week, stated in a commentary his extreme frustration with Univision for preempting those evenings’ proceedings with the President’s televised speech on immigration. Mr. Balido was upset that, a) he was forced to sit […]

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December 12, 2014

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Seeing the world through Black Eyes creates a separate reality

Commentary: By Leonce Gaiter We know that when Darren Wilson and many of his defenders see a black man, they see someone who “looks like a demon,” and someone who has the extra/sub-human ability to “bulk up to run through” bullets. We know this image of black men from an entire history of racist stereotypes. […]

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