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July 31, 2015

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Student’s dream of becoming a nurse washed away at bay front University

By Susan Luzzaro

United States University, a for-profit institution located on Bay Boulevard in Chula Vista, has an uneven track record. Things have been improving for them of late —so why does a USU student have to hire an attorney to try resolve her dispute?

Celeste P. wanted to become a nurse. When she first started attending USU she had already accrued 60 units at Grossmont Community College. She initially only wanted to take a microbiology course at USU and then get on a waiting list for enrollment in the Grossmont Associated RN program. A USU academic advisor suggested she could earn both a Bachelor’s in Science and a Bachelor’s in Science Nursing at USU in a shorter amount of time than the degree at Grossmont. This sounded like a great opportunity to her.

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August 1, 2015

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Tijuana loses 2-1 against Dorados in Home Opener

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TIJUANA (July 31, 2015)–Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles played to a 2-1 loss against visiting Dorados de Sinaloa in a Week 2 match at Estadio Caliente Saturday night. Dayro Moreno (23rd minute) scored for the Xolos after coach Ruben Romano’s squad came out with an aggressive attack. But Tijuana could not hold on with Dorados taking advantage […]

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July 29, 2015

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Xolos beats Zacatepec 2-1 in COPA opener

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Paul Arriola and Jose Alberto Garcia find the net for Xoloitzcuintles TIJUANA (July 28, 2015)–Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles opened the 2015 Apertura version of the Copa MX with a 2-1 win against visiting Zacatepec Tuesday night at Estadio Caliente. Chula Vista, Calif. native and United States youth national team player, Paul Arriola and Mexicali-born Jose Alberto […]

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Latest From Featured

July 31, 2015

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Child and punishment: new approaches to school discipline

By Matthew J. Connor Scripps Howard Foundation Wire WASHINGTON – Across the country, minority students are punished more frequently and more severely for similar offenses than their white peers. That was one of the points of a White House conference Wednesday, July 22, that also attempted to find solutions and alternatives to traditional school punishment. […]

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July 31, 2015

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In Cuba, ‘Creeping Capitalism’ Arrives

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Analysis: By Louis Nevaer New America Media HAVANA—When the U.S. embassy reopened in Havana on Monday after more than 54 years, it signaled what Cubans have now accepted: creeping capitalism is the future. A stroll through Old Havana is enough to convince anyone that the entrepreneurial spirit that is fast-transforming this city into a nation […]

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July 24, 2015

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Urban Corps youth make a difference in Chicano Park

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By Pablo J. Sáinz For Alfredo Silva, Chicano Park represents community, family. “It’s a place where my family gets together, for carne asada, for a good time,” said Silva, who grew up and lives in Barrio Logan, just a few blocks from the park. So now that Silva is part of a group of Urban […]

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July 24, 2015

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Jóvenes de Urban Corps hacen una diferencia en Chicano Park

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Por Pablo J. Sáinz Para Alfredo Silva, Chicano Park representa comunidad, familia. “Es un lugar donde mi familia se reúne, para una carne asada, para pasar un buen rato”, dijo Silva, quien creció y vive en Barrio Logan, a unas cuadras del parque. Así que ahora que Silva es parte de un grupo de estudiantes […]

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Latest From Stories

July 31, 2015

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Juarez Femicide Trial Verdict: Milestone or Miscarriage of Justice?

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By Kent Paterson In an action that gives the old Friday News Dump an extra twist, a Mexican court handed down a Saturday night verdict in a landmark and controversial case. Before a packed courtroom late Saturday, July 18, three women judges in Ciudad Juarez found five men guilty and absolved a sixth in the […]

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July 31, 2015

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Cowboy, Rabbit and Border Town Violence

By Kent Paterson Frontera NorteSur Most people probably don’t think of Albuquerque as a border town. But Dine (Navajo) Melaine Yazzie squarely defines the central New Mexico city as a classic one. Surrounded not only by Native and trust lands, Albuquerque and its suburbs are built on an old indigenous land base that now hosts […]

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July 31, 2015

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Debate sobre “Ciudades Santuarios” para Inmigrantes Indocumentados

Rasmussen Reports recogió un fuerte apoyo a medidas legales y sanciones contra las mismas, luego del asesinato de una joven norteamericana en San Francisco a manos de un inmigrante mexicano que había sido deportado cinco veces. También se fortalece el apoyo a la seguridad fronteriza. El asesinato de una mujer a manos de un inmigrante […]

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July 31, 2015

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Se Casa Javier Batiz y designan en su honor el nombre de una calle en Tijuana

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Por Paco Zavala En un acto sin precedentes, para el anecdotario tijuanense por primera vez en la historia la Casa de la Cultura Tijuana y a unos días de que el edificio que alberga a esta institución cumpla 85 años, fue el escenario de una singular boda, en esta ocasión trátase del casorio del icono […]

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July 31, 2015

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Una capacitación impostergable

La Columna Vertebral El Soporte Informativo Para Millones de Hispanos Por José López Zamorano Es indudable que en el DNA de muchos de nosotros está bien arraigado un espíritu emprendedor. Las estadísticas lo confirman: más de 3.2 millón de negocios son propiedad de latinos en los Estados Unidos y general anualmente acumulan casi 500,000 millones […]

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July 31, 2015

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You May Now Qualify for the Provisional I-601A Waiver

By Kelly O’Reilly Amnesty, executive orders, federal lawsuits, injunctions are words that have been tossed around frequently this year in regards to immigration. For many immigrants, much of the information is overwhelming. It seems like President Obama’s executive actions to aid unlawful immigrants have been met with strong opposition. Popular items such as extending Deferred […]

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July 31, 2015

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Community Notes

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Weber Hosts Voting Rights Act 50th Anniversary Celebration & Reenactment Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) will host a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act 6-7 PM on Wednesday August 5th at the Bayview Baptist Church (6134 Benson Avenue, San Diego). This event is free and open to the public. The […]

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July 24, 2015

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Pope Francis Takes a First Step Toward Revoking the Papal Bulls

By Steven Newcomb On July 9 the Associated Press reported that while visiting La Paz, Bolivia, “Pope Francis apologized…for the sins, offenses and crimes committed by the Catholic Church against indigenous peoples during the colonial-era conquest of the Americas,” (story by Nicole Winfield and Frank Bajak). The pope’s statement in Bolivia was made in advance […]

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Latest From Editorial and Commentary

July 31, 2015

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Nothing but a smokescreen with Planned Parenthood video

Editorial: Recently, a video went viral that recorded Planned Parenthood representatives in a restaurant talking about harvesting and selling fetuses. The imagery associated with this is ugly, one of deception, of dastardly deeds, of doctors out to make a buck selling aborted fetuses. The initial reaction to this is one of despair, that this is […]

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July 31, 2015

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Why We Must Defend Planned Parenthood

Commentary: By Rep. Chris Taylor When I went to work as the legislative director for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin in 2003, I was unprepared for the attacks this venerable women’s health-care group experiences on a routine basis. There are organizations solely dedicated to shutting down Planned Parenthood, and more pop up every day. Even before […]

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July 31, 2015

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Dealing with the Devil

Why the deal with Iran must be nullified Commentary: By Edie J. Adler I must admit this is a very difficult article for me to write. In my wildest nightmares I never could have imagined that my beloved United States of America, a beacon of light in a darkened world, would be so close to […]

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July 31, 2015

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Obama’s prison focus demonstrates need for juvenile justice reform

Commentary: By Jody Kent Lavy and James Ross President Obama’s call for criminal justice reform, especially for young offenders, is a historic breakthrough. “We’ve got to make sure the juvenile justice system remembers that kids are different,” the president said in his recent address to the NAACP. Obama’s statement brings increased visibility to what adolescent […]

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July 31, 2015

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Pitbull’s Wise Advice

Commentary: By Maribel Hastings Declaring at a Univision awards ceremony that “Donald Trump cannot be president,” Cuban singer Armando Christian Pérez, “Pitbull,” couldn’t have given better advice to politicians from both parties that want to become president: they need to get their acts together. This past week, analysis from the polling firm Latino Decisions and […]

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July 31, 2015

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Guerra contra la discriminación institucional

Comentario: Por Humberto Caspa, Ph.D. La legalización de matrimonio del mismo sexo fue, sin lugar a dudas, un hecho sin precedentes en nuestra sociedad. Esta nueva ley, sin embargo, no significa que los abusos contra los LGBT hayan desaparecido. Se ganó una batalla muy importante, pero la guerra contra la discriminación institucional continúa. El Acta […]

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