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July 25, 2014

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Innovative projects connect community with art and science

By Pablo J. Sáinz

Art and science many times are worlds apart, but for the 10 San Diego teams that are part of Art of Science Learning, art and science are inseparable.
Art of Science Learning is a National Science Foundation-funded initiative that is challenging three incubators, one of them in San Diego, to use a new arts-based curriculum to solve civic challenges in each region.
In San Diego, the 10 teams are focusing their projects on the region’s challenges with water, using art and technology in creative ways.

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July 22, 2014

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Southwestern College to Auction Surplus Items

CHULA VISTA – Hundreds of surplus items, including office equipment, building supplies, vehicles and classroom equipment, are up for auction this week at Southwestern College. Working with CalAuctions, the college has placed the items online for viewing and bidding. All items are also available for physical inspection on Wednesday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to […]

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July 9, 2014

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Sergio Romero pone a Argentina en la final del Maracaná

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SÃO PAULO, 09 de Julio ­_RAM_  El arquero de la selección de Argentina, Sergio Romero, detuvo dos penaltis a Holanda (2-4) y llevó a la Albiceleste a la final del Mundial, en la que se medirá a Alemania, después de que ambas selecciones acabasen los 120 minutos sin goles. Ni Leo Messi, ni Arjen Robben. […]

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Latest From Featured

July 25, 2014

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Escondido Planning Commission Denies Children’s Shelter Permit

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By Mark R. Day Escondido’s Latino and Anglo ethnic communities clashed on July 22 when the city’s all white male planning commission denied a conditional use permit for the second time to allow a federal contractor to open a 96 bed shelter to refugee children from Central America. The city’s s 52 per cent Latino […]

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July 25, 2014

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Miss California Has Aztec Roots

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By Hallie Jacobs Marina Inserra, class of  2013, is a theater-lover, philanthropist, celebrated vocalist and Aztec for Life. The Renaissance woman recently added another accolade to her resume: Miss California. “It’s still surreal to me,” the recent San Diego State University graduate said. “I’ve watched the pageant for many years, so to finally receive the […]

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July 18, 2014

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Buenos Aires Still Happy After Argentine World Cup Loss

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Por Berenice Taboada Díaz `Goal of Mario Götze made it Germany 1, Argentina 0. After 113 minutes of the two teams playing to a stalemate, the end the World Cup was at hand! “Yuk … the Germans will win.” Ten minutes later, the defeat was final. A whole generation of Argentina’s waiting for that elusive […]

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July 18, 2014

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Women Play Soccer Too

Perspective: By Ann Marie Hager Al Día With all the hype around this weekend’s knock-out rounds of the World Cup, did you know that what we refer to worldwide as the World Cup is actually the Men’s World Cup and that the Women’s World Cup is next year in Canada? As a soccer fan, player […]

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Latest From Stories

July 25, 2014

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San Ysidro’s history highlighted in photographic book

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Part I of II By Pablo J. Sáinz A new, beautifully illustrated book is giving San Ysidro its proper place in U.S.-Mexico history. San Ysidro and the Tijuana River Valley, part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, tells the rich history of the San Ysidro area through more than 200 vintage photographs, with insights […]

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July 25, 2014

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La historia de San Ysidro resaltada en libro fotográfico

Parte I de II Por Pablo J. Sáinz Un nuevo libro bellamente ilustrado está dando a San Ysidro el lugar que se merece en la historia de la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México. San Ysidro and the Tijuana River Valley, parte de la serie Images of America publicada por Arcadia Publishing, cuenta la rica […]

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July 25, 2014

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Deported DREAMer returns to Mexico from year of studying immigration abroad to begin unique research

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By Nancy Landa Mundo Citizen Over the past year, I have engaged in a constant reflection about my experience of deportation from the U.S. and what it has meant for me to rebuild my life in Mexico. I have attempted to document not only the major challenges I encounter in the reinsertion process into Mexican […]

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July 25, 2014

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Mexico’s Health Care Professionals Rise Up

Frontera NorteSur A new social movement erupting in Mexico this summer is exposing the long-running deficiencies in the nation’s public health care system. Led by #YoSoy17 and #Yo Soy Medico 17, the movement began as a reaction to legal charges filed against 16 Guadalajara doctors for alleged medical negligence in the death of a 15-year-old […]

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July 25, 2014

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Google visits Cuba

By Berenice Taboada Díaz In late June, the search giant’s chief, Eric Schmidt, along with three other Google executives, met with Cuban authorities and young dissidents “to promote the virtues of a free and open Internet.” “In a decade, the world will have about 5,000 million people connected to the network and (…) the greatest […]

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July 25, 2014

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El migrante centroamericano: objeto de violencia en su tránsito por México

Por Abel Astorga Morales Continúa la violación de derechos a los migrantes centroamericanos que transitan por México con objeto de llegar hasta Estados Unidos. Las incipientes políticas del Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM), la ayuda que proporcionan casas del migrante en diversas ciudades, o la valiosa contribución de grupos como Las Patronas en Veracruz, si […]

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July 25, 2014

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El Chikungunya está aquí

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL El Soporte Informativo Para Millones de Hispanos Por Luisa Fernanda Montero Las alarmas se prendieron hace unos meses cuando se supo de la existencia del peligroso virus del Chikungunya en el continente, ahora, la cosa se complica con el primer caso reportado y confirmado por las autoridades de salud en territorio continental […]

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July 25, 2014

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Let’s Dance to Health

Dancing can be magical and transforming. It can breathe new life into a tired soul; make a spirit soar; unleash locked-away creativity; unite generations and cultures; inspire new romances or rekindle old ones; trigger long-forgotten memories; and turn sadness into joy, if only during the dance. On a more physical level, dancing can give you […]

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Latest From Editorial and Commentary

July 25, 2014

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Latino Families Deserve a Much More Humanitarian Solution

Guest Commentary: By Katherine Culliton González The President finally called the increase in Central American children crossing the border alone, fleeing violence and poverty, “an urgent humanitarian crisis;” nevertheless one of the root causes is this Administration’s deportation policies impacting Latino children and families. President Obama also postponed review of his Administration’s record-setting deportation policies, […]

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July 25, 2014

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Seeing the Face of Jesus in the Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Comentario: By Norma Montenegro Flynn Hundreds of volunteers and people who work with migrants, refugees, victims of human trafficking and other migrant populations including unaccompanied children, have just gone back to their communities with renewed energy after spending time in Washington at the National Migration Conference (NMC). And while some protesters have expressed opposition to […]

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July 25, 2014

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Niños migrantes: Ojos que no ven…

Comentario: Por Maribel Hastings En otra señal de la disfuncionalidad en la capital política del país, ahora resulta que la única coincidencia migratoria entre la Casa Blanca y los republicanos del Congreso es deportar de forma expedita a los menores centroamericanos que buscan en Estados Unidos refugio de la rampante violencia que ahoga a sus […]

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July 25, 2014

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LeBron’s Return to Cleveland Reminds us of Our Cities’ Plight

Commentary: By David A. Love The decision by NBA player LeBron James to leave the Miami Heat and return home to the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks well about him and holds lessons for us all. Cleveland is not the type of place that people usually return to once they’ve hit the big time. In 2010, Cleveland […]

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July 25, 2014

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This Mascot Skews Reality About the First People

Commentary: By Jennifer Varenchik Native Voice Network I never really paid a lot of attention to the Native American mascot issue – until recently. I was one of the silent people who thought, “It’s not my fight. I have other things in my community I need to work on first.” I live in Los Angeles […]

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July 18, 2014

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Mayor Faulconer needs to live up to his promises

Editorial: As a newspaper a lot of press releases cross our desk informing us of the current events, national happenings, public policy, etcetera. Lately, we have been seeing a lot of press releases announcing newly completed bikeways in San Diego. Many come have come with a hefty price tag, such as the Mission Valley bike […]

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