Lisbeth & Juan for Memorial invitation

September 19, 2014

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Finding hope, joy for special needs people through zumba

Hispanic Heritage Month
By Pablo J. Sáinz

When Lisbeth Garces moved to San Diego from her native Venezuela she never imagined she was going to start a non-profit organization here. Back then, in 1988, all she wanted was one thing: To find proper medical care for her 5-year-old son, Juan Carlos, who had muscular dystrophy.

She barely had raised the money to pay for plane tickets, she was a single mother, and she didn’t know English or anyone in San Diego.

But she had something very special: Juan Carlos, who had become her inspiration in life.

After years of therapies and treatments, Juan Carlos passed away in 1999, at the age of 15.

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Breaking News

September 20, 2014

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Cuyamaca College to host Sept. 26 congressional debate

Cuyamaca College will host the only debate between Rep. Duncan Hunter and challenger James Kimber in the campaign for the 50th Congressional District seat. The debate is set for Friday, Sept. 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theater, Building B, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, in Rancho San Diego. […]

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September 20, 2014

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Southwestern College Hosts Governing Board Candidate Forum

Two of the three candidates for Southwestern College’s Seat No. 1 have confirmed they will participate in a forum to be held at Southwestern College’s Chula Vista campus on Thursday, Sept. 25. Griselda Delgado, a Sweetwater District principal, and Jaime Mercado, a retired Sweetwater District principal, will be present to answer and debate questions posed […]

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Latest From Featured

September 19, 2014

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Encontrando esperanza, gozo para personas con necesidades especiales con la zumba

Por Pablo J. Sáinz Cuando Lisbeth Garcés se mudó a San Diego de su natal Venezuela, nunca imaginó que iba a iniciar una organización sin fines de lucro aquí. En aquel entonces, en 1988, todo lo que deseaba era una cosa: encontrar cuidado médico apropiado para su hijo de cinco años, Juan Carlos, quien tenía […]

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September 19, 2014

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GSA Promises Less Than 30 Minute Wait Times At The Border By This Fall

By Barbara Zaragoza Locals remember the days when border waits were no more than fifteen minutes at the San Ysidro Port of Entry (SY POE). Today, border wait times often reach upwards of three to four hours. According to the General Services Administration (GSA) that owns 50 acres of land at the SY POE, 50,000 […]

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September 19, 2014

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New Study: Prop. 47 Would Help California Address Overcrowded Prisons

By Ngoc Nguyen and Nicole Hudley New America Media A measure on the November ballot would reclassify six non-violent felonies to misdemeanors, a move that observers say could help California finally comply with a federal mandate to reduce its overcrowded prison system. Under Proposition 47, those who commit certain low-level offenses – check fraud, drug […]

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September 12, 2014

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Roman Catholic Bishop Cirilo Flores has died

Bishop Flores

By Pablo J. Sáinz Almost a year since his becoming the first Latino bishop in the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, Bishop Cirilo Flores passed away on Saturday, September 6th. Flores died of cancer at Nazareth House, in Mission Valley, the diocese announced that same afternoon. During the year Flores was bishop, he created […]

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Latest From Stories

September 19, 2014

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Sweetwater board races provides an opportunity for a fresh start!

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By Daniel Muñoz Mid-Term elections will be held on Nov 4. Mail ballots will be sent out the first week of October. This year the focus is on the Sweetwater Union High School District races which will usher in several first for the district and the community. After years of controversy and the subsequent convictions […]

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September 19, 2014

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How one intern-of-color got a whole new view of The View

By Cheng YiLing LatinaLista On Thursday September 4th, ABC Television Network announced that Rosie Perez (and Nicolle Wallace) would be new hosts on the 18th season of The View. This means that the View’s host lineup will have 4 co-hosts, Whoopi, Rosie O., Nicolle and Rosie P. In sum, the View has 2 white women, […]

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September 19, 2014

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September 23 — An Earth Day for Voters

By Anna Challet New America Media In a world where every day is a holiday – there’s National Doughnut Day, Pi Day (honoring the number 3.14 and celebrated by eating pie), and Talk Like a Pirate Day (that one is international) – a group of organizations came together and decided that surely one of these […]

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September 19, 2014

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During National Hispanic Heritage Month Hispanic Heroines Need Recognition

Las Adelitas

By Andy Porras Perhaps it was no great surprise to many that when the former Governor of Chihuahua, Barrio Terrazas, told a gathering of media folk that the 500-plus Juarez women who had been abducted, sexually assaulted, tortured, mutilated and murdered, “was a natural phenomenon.” Adding insult to injury, Sr. Barrios by then Ambassador of […]

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September 19, 2014

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La fiesta del barrio sigue manteniendo el patrimonio cultural hispano

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Por Juliana Rico Más de 400 personas se dieron encuentro para celebrar la fiesta del bario el pasado 14 de septiembre en Pine Avenue Community Park en la ciudad de Carlsbad. El evento empezó a las once de la mañana y termino a las cinco de la tarde. La fiesta llevó una programación variada de […]

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September 19, 2014

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La sequía y sus secuelas en la economía y el medioambiente

Se estima que la sequía que viene azotando a California causará pérdidas por 1,700 millones de dólares tan solo en el Valle Central, la zona agrícola más rica del estado, según indica un estudio preliminar realizado por la Universidad de California en Davis para el Departamento de Alimentos y Agricultura del estado. “Desde el punto […]

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September 19, 2014

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Dejar de fumar no es imposible

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL El Soporte Informativo Para Millones de Hispanos Por Luisa Fernanda Montero El hecho de que en las tiendas de CVS hayan decidido finalmente detener la venta de cigarrillos es, sin lugar a dudas, una buena noticia. Actos de este nivel, demuestran que poco a poco, la sociedad avanza en lo que a […]

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September 19, 2014

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September is Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

By Dr. Kelly Culwell As the medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, I speak with a lot of women about reproductive and sexual health. Whether I am talking to patients at our health centers or community events, I’m often told that having a gynecological health exam is one of the least favorite […]

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Latest From Editorial and Commentary

September 19, 2014

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Voting Is The Only Option

Guest Editorial: By Maribel Hastings Frustration and anger can translate into inaction and paralysis, or they can fuel change. I prefer the second option because if participation of Hispanics in elections were equivalent to our population numbers, we’d be in a very different place, especially if we voted in larger numbers on every level, not […]

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September 19, 2014

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Celebrating Hispanics

Commentary: By Raoul Lowery Contreras “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” is, perhaps, the most brilliant marketing phrase in the world. Something happened in Vegas (Las Vegas) on Saturday the 13th of September, it will not stay in Vegas. September 15-16 is Independence Day in Mexico and myriad other countries formerly colonies of Spain; […]

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September 19, 2014

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Homelessness doesn’t discriminate why should you?

Commentary: By Angelica Torres Most people will ignore the teenage boy asking for money at the freeway entrance or the girl sitting at the edge of a busy city street with a sign: homeless and hungry; please help. Some may be disgusted by them, thinking that these kids are lazy and should get a job […]

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September 19, 2014

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A Latino Voters Declaration of Independence from the Democratic Party in the U.S.

Commentary: By Professor Armando Vazquez-Ramos Coinciding with Father Miguel Hidalgo’s El Grito de Dolores on September 15, 1810, to foment an end to slavery after almost 300 years of Spanish rule, I humbly declare my independence from the Democratic Party and call upon all Latino voters in the U.S. to do the same, throughout the […]

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September 19, 2014

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The Invisible Achievement Gap: Students in Foster Care

Commentary: By Marian Wright Edelman Across the country it’s back to school time. I hope it is a year full of promise and not disappointment and added stress for all children—especially those most vulnerable. I also hope this school year begins with a renewed commitment by all teachers and school administrators to help every child […]

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September 19, 2014

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Importancia de estados pequeños

Comentario: Por Humberto Caspa Tenemos una forma única de elegir a nuestros gobernantes. A diferencia de otros países, en Estados Unidos el voto popular no determina al ganador en las elecciones presidenciales. O puede ocurrir que algunos estados, a pesar de ser pequeños, no solamente deciden al ganador de una contienda presidencial, sino que pueden […]

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