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April 18, 2014

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Radio Pulso del Barrio: A new voice for Logan Heights

By Pablo J. Sáinz

Soon the communities of the Greater Logan Heights area will have a strong voice on the airwaves.
Radio Pulso del Barrio begins broadcasting on AM1600 on Saturday, April 19th, live from Chicano Park during the annual event that commemorates the takeover of the land where the iconic park sits.
The station, which will cover a distance of about two miles around Logan Heights, is made possible thanks to an art initiative called Open Spaces, which is funded by the James Irvine Foundation through a grant administered by the San Diego Museum of Art.
Radio Pulso del Barrio will be “a community powered radio station geared to inform, educate and entertain the Logan heights and greater area,” according to its mission statement.

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April 3, 2014

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What the New Cesar Chavez Film Gets Wrong About the Labor Activist

Despite the good intentions, the biopic misleads and distorts his role in the farm workers movement By Matt Garcia SMITHSONIANMAG.COM APRIL 2, 2014 4:13PM Most great men have one. Malcolm X has one. Gandhi has one. Mandela got one last year. And now, Cesar Chavez has his. The biographical film or “biopic”—like Cesar Chavez, which came out [...]

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April 2, 2014

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Club Tijuana Beats Cruz Azul in Championship Semifinals

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TIJUANA (April 1, 2014)- Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente takes the lead in the home-and-home semifinals series of the CONCACAF Champions League with a 1-0 win against visiting Cruz Azul FC Tuesday night at Estadio Caliente. Cristian Pellerano scored for the Xoloitzcuintles in the 79th minute to secure the win. The Argentine midfielder converted a [...]

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April 18, 2014

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They’re the heart and soul of Environmental Health Coalition

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By Pablo J. Sáinz For 15 years, Maria Martinez has restlessly fought for Barrio Logan to have less pollution. “I’ve seen many improvements in these years,” said Martinez, who is mother to three children. “Before, I never looked at my surroundings. Now I see the difference.” Lorena Chavez has also donated her time to help [...]

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April 18, 2014

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Son el corazón y el alma de Environmental Health Coalition

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Por Pablo J. Sáinz Por 15 años, María Martínez ha luchado incansablemente para que Barrio Logan sea un lugar con menos contaminación. “He visto muchas mejoras en estos años”, dijo Martínez, quien es madre de tres hijos. “Antes no miraba a mi alrededor. Ahora veo la diferencia”. Lorena Chávez, por su parte, ha donado su [...]

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April 11, 2014

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Chicano Park: “We have fought a lot of battles to get it to where it is today”

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By Pablo J. Sáinz For 44 years, since the takeover of the land where Chicano Park now sits, an army of volunteers, activists, and artists, has fought hard to maintain the park within the hands of the Barrio Logan community. From stopping the state from building a California Highway Patrol station there to restoring the [...]

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April 11, 2014

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Chicano Park: “Hemos luchado muchas batallas para llegar a donde está hoy”

Por Pablo J. Sáinz Por 44 años, desde la toma del terreno donde hoy está Chicano Park, un ejercito de voluntarios, activistas y artistas, ha luchado fuertemente para mantener el parque en las manos de la comunidad de Barrio Logan. Desde detener al estado de construir una estación de la Patrulla de Caminos de California [...]

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April 18, 2014

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Mexico: The fight to end kidnapping

By Sergio Ramos Infosurhoy.com MEXICO CITY – Isabel Miranda de Wallace thought her son’s life was saved when she paid a US$114,642 ransom demanded by the three kidnappers who took Hugo Alberto Wallace Miranda, 33, in the nation’s capital on July 11, 2005. But she never saw him again. Nearly nine years later, de Wallace [...]

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April 18, 2014

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County Mental Health Expert to Be Honored at Petco Park

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She has helped transform the mental health field in the San Diego region. This weekend, a stadium crowd will see Piedad Garcia recognized for it. Garcia, an assistant deputy director for the County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Behavioral Health Services (BHS) and two others will be honored during Mental Health Social Workers Day [...]

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April 18, 2014

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Realizarán en Tijuana Primer Representativo Certamen de Belleza Internacional

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Por Paco Zavala Tijuana es una ciudad de contrastes, romántica y dinámica, por su ubicación fronteriza carga con una problemática permanente la cual hay que resolver paulatinamente, algún día se lograrán estos objetivos, pero en estos días cuaresmales, casi todo mundo anda para arriba y para abajo preparando las vacaciones o las salidas a algún [...]

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April 18, 2014

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Bibliotecas del condado celebran a los pequeños lectores

Por Pablo J. Sáinz Desde Escondido hasta San Ysidro, el Condado de San Diego es tierra de niños. Sus parques, sus escuelas, sus centros comerciales, se han enfocado en darles una buena calidad de vida a los más pequeños. Por todo el condado, organizaciones comunitarias y agen-cias gubernamentales en los próximos días tendrán una variedad [...]

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April 18, 2014

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County libraries celebrate young readers

By Pablo J. Sáinz From Escondido to San Ysidro, San Diego County is a land for children. Its parks, its schools, its malls, have focused in giving the youngest ones a better quality of life. Throughout the county, community organizations and government agencies in the next days will have a variety of events to celebrate [...]

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April 18, 2014

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Mensaje de Pascua del 2014

La tumba está vacía, y nadie sabe dónde está el cuerpo. María Magdalena les dice a los demás acerca de la misteriosa desaparición, pero se dan por vencidos y vuelven a casa. María se queda atrás, llorando, y luego no reconoce el resucitado ante ella. Al pasar los días, cada encuentro del resucitado se inicia [...]

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April 18, 2014

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Domingo de Ramos: visión panorámica de los misterios pascuales

Por Mar Muñoz-Visoso En Domingo de Ramos la liturgia ofrece una visión panorámica de los misterios que contemplaremos más detenidamente durante la Semana Santa o Triduo Pascual: la Institución de la Eucaristía, la Pasión y muerte del Señor y, finalmente, la predicción de su Resurrección. En las ricas lecturas de este domingo se recogen numerosas [...]

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April 18, 2014

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Saints Among Us: The Canonizations of John Paul II and John XXIII

By Norma Montenegro Flynn Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, will be a day of joy for millions of Catholics who will celebrate the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. These canonizations will be particularly special for many of us because we will witness the rise to sainthood of two popes from [...]

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April 18, 2014

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Easter – a time to reflect

Editorial: Easter week is the greatest week for Christians. It is a time for atonement, redemption, for sacrifice, and re-birth. Today is Good Friday the day that Jesus was crucified on the cross. This is a somber day. This is a day that Jesus died for our sins. Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus [...]

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April 18, 2014

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Lessons of Fort Hood Shooting

Commentary: By Ed Morales The latest tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas, shows that the Army has not done enough to deal with the scourge of mental illness afflicting veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. When 34-year-old Army Spc. Ivan Lopez killed three people and wounded 16 more before taking his own life on April [...]

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April 18, 2014

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The Secret Sauce Behind Leading Opponents of a Minimum Wage Increase

Commentary: By LeeAnn Hall and Saru Jayaraman There’s a heated debate going on in Congress and many state capitols this spring over raising the minimum wage. One of the key players – and a vocal opponent of wage increases – is the restaurant lobby, led by the National Restaurant Association (NRA). So, when the Restaurant [...]

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April 18, 2014

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Bolivia: Corazón herido de América Latina

Comentario: Por Humberto Caspa, Ph.D. La mediterraneidad boliviana afecta a toda la región latinoamericana. Ya son 135 años desde que Bolivia “cedió” el derecho de comercializar directamente con el mundo. Ante la negativa de una secuencia de líderes chilenos, al presidente boliviano Evo Morales no le quedó más remedio que buscar las instancias internacionales para [...]

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April 18, 2014

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La cruz en el pecho y el diablo en los hechos

Comentario: Por Maribel Hastings Durante la Semana Santa, cristianos de diversas denominaciones recuerdan la pasión, muerte y resurrección de Jesucristo. Lo hacen a través de procesiones, asistiendo a la iglesia (quizá la única vez en el año que lo hacen), renunciando a comer carne (también quizá la única vez en el año) y prometiendo (algunos) [...]

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April 11, 2014

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The Rise of Income Inequality

Guest Editorial: By Rev. Jim Conn About seven years ago I was at my first meeting of an education advisory board, staring out the window at the panoramic view of the Santa Monica Mountains, when a fellow sidled up and began making casual conversation. We exchanged a few pleasantries, when he leaned in to tell [...]

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