Volume XXX Number 26 June 30, 2006

FrontPage Stories

A safe place for children

By Pablo Jaime Sainz

Domestic violence can affect the proper development of children.

But luckily for 36 children in the South Bay, there’s a new preschool that will try to help them overcome the scars of family violence and abuse.

Mi Escuelita Preschool, a therapeutic preschool for children exposed to family violence, opened on Monday, June 19, and had it´s ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 27.

Mi Escuelita is a partnership between Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) and South Bay Community Services (SBCS), a social services agency that offers family services.


City dignitaries and school leadership cut the ribbon for the new “Mi Escuelita” at Rice Elementary School in Chula Vista. Cutting the ribbon is Rice principal Emiko Nakamura, and to her left Chula Vista Police Captain Don Hunter, 79th State Assembly candidate Mary Salas, city councilwoman Patty Chavez, and Jim Baldwin.

Funded by the First 5 Commission and local housing developer Jim and Nancy Baldwin, of Otay Ranch Co., Mi Escuelita is a special place for those children that have had trouble adjusting to preschool after experiencing violence at home, said Kathie Lembo, South Bay Community Services executive director.

Most of the 11 children currently enrolled, come from SBCS family temporary shelters, she said.

“Our kids haven’t done well in regular preschools,” Lembo said. “Here they will be ready to go into kindergarten.”

Chula Vista Elementary School District is providing the land the preschool will be located on the Rice Elementary School campus, on the corner of 4th. St. and L St.

Present at the ribbon cutting were former Chula Vista councilmember Mary Salas and Chula Vista Councilmember Patty Chavez.

District Superintendent Lowell Billings said that Mi Escuelita will provide the much needed place of security these children need.

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As Club Chuey’s Gains Momentum, Patrons Create a Community in Disarray
By Raymond R. Beltrán
What was once a Latino enclave promoting local talent like Los Alacranes and jazz artist Bill Caballero, Chuey’s Restaurant and Cantina has broadened into a full scale hip hop nightclub on Fridays and Saturdays. Club Chuey’s is the weekend name that’s attracted a new element of characters, but when the music stops, the alcohol is dried up for the night, and the club opens its exit doors on the corner of Main St and Cesar Chavez Pkwy in Barrio Logan, laughter, shouting, an occasional brawl, and buzzes of bass begin to strike the silence for a familial community that has slowly been distancing itself from an unsightly past.


El futuro de las relaciones entre México y Estados Unidos: Entrevista con el investigador Víctor Espinoza
Por Luis Alonso Pérez
A escasos días de las elecciones presidenciales, los mexicanos se preparan para realizar una de las decisiones más importantes de la historia del país.



Stories

Descomposición Política en Oaxaca
Una huelga de maestros expone abusos del poder local.
Eduardo Stanley
A mediados de mayo, la Sección 22 del Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE), de Oaxaca, con más de 70,000 afiliados, convocó a una huelga para presionar al gobierno a negociar beneficios salariales. Esta acción, considerada casi “de oficio” cuando el sindicato negocia con el gobierno, se transformó en una guerra política que podría traer consecuencias imprevistas.


Courting Mexico’s Reluctant Youth Vote
By Kent Paterson
Mexican youth have the potential to swing the July 2, 2006 elections. Statistics maintained by the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE) report that 46 percent of all registered voters are young people aged 20-34. “The electoral strength of  youth is practically half the voter roll,” said David Delgado, an IFE spokesman. “The political parties should look at this.” Indeed, Mexico’s competing parties are tailoring their publicity in order to snare the youth vote in next week’s federal and state elections. Expensive campaign ads project youthful faces, jingles, themes, and futures.


México del Norte
Jorge Mújica Murias
¡Ganamos!
Pues aquí nomás, con la novedad de que ya ganamos y nadie se ha dado cuenta. Y antes de que me pregunten de cuál fumé, dejen que me explique: hace unos tres meses, el 10 de marzo pa’ ser exactos, se desató la fiebre ésa de la marchitis aguda, altamente contagiosa y virulenta que obligaba a todo el que la agarraba a salirse de su casa y de su trabajo para ir a marchar por las calles de alguna ciudad.

Children´s Hospital workers plan to picket
By Pablo Jaime Sainz
They provide excellent services to children hospitalized at Children’s Hospital San Diego, yet they themselves in many can’t afford health insurance.


Un lugar seguro para los niños
Por Pablo Jaime Sainz
La violencia doméstica puede afectar el desarrollo apropiado de los niños.


UCSD Receives $2.1 Million Grant to Enhance Undergraduate, Community College and Pre-College Science Education
Howard Hughes Medical Institute funding will support teaching and learning in the biological sciences for disadvantaged and first-generation college students
By Michael Dabney
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded the University of California, San Diego a four-year, $2.1 million grant to further education in the biological sciences at the UCSD undergraduate and community college transfer levels, in addition to aggressively supporting science education for students and teachers at partnering high schools and middle schools.

Pasitos: Tijuana se pone en marcha por el autismo
Por Luis Alonso Pérez
La ciudad de Tijuana se ha puesto en marcha para apoyar a la educación y la integración social de los niños autistas colaborando con la campaña de procuración de fondos para el centro de educación especial Pasitos.


Con Orgullo (with pride) LULAC Recognizes Outstanding Achievers
For 21 years the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) San Diego Council #2842 has been recognizing and rewarding Outstanding Scholars and Achievers and this year was no exception. 80 young students representing the highest of achievement in the classroom despite difficult circumstance surrounding their young lives were recognized at the 2006 Scholarship & Educational Awards Program held at the Handlery Hotel and Resort this past June 10.


This 4th of July, celebrate Chula Vista with mariachi!!!
By Pablo Jaime Sainz
If you are a proud American, but deep inside you your Mexican heritage is very strong, then this year´s Celebrate Chula Vista 4th of July celebration is the perfect place for you.


Este 4 de julio, celebre a Chula Vista con mariachi!!!
Por Pablo Jaime Sainz
Si usted es un orgulloso americano, pero dentro de usted su herencia mexicana es muy fuerte, entonces la celebración de este año del 4 de julio Celebrate Chula Vista es el lugar perfecto para usted.

Summer Survival Guide
Safety Tips For The 4th Of July And Summer
The 4th of July and warm weather bring long hours at the beach, barbecues, picnics and fireworks; but while the summer holiday is lots of fun, it also can be hazardous.

Doctor’s Corner:
Chicken pox
By Eduardo Grunvald, M.D.
Chicken pox is a familiar condition. But a related one that strikes adults, called shingles, can be even more miserable and dangerous than the itchy rash most common in childhood.

Esquina del Doctor:
Varicela
Por Eduardo Grunvald, M.D.
Varicela es una enfermedad conocida. Pero una condición relacionada que ocurre en adultos, llamada Zoster, puede ser aún más peligrosa y miserable que la erupción que es más común durante la niñez.

Cluninary/Food Page:
Weekly food recipes/themes & Recipe archieves -- Enjoy

Editorials

Editorial:
The Declaration of Independence
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.


Commentary:
This week Kristian Menchaca was laid to rest
By Jorge Mariscal
At the southern tip of Texas on the Mexican border across from Matamoros lies the city of Brownsville. According to the official visitors’ bureau website: “Brownsville, Texas is a truly international city located in a semi-tropical paradise where two cultures meet to create a unique land of exotic sounds, flavors, history and natural beauty found nowhere else in the U.S.”


Commentary:
Immigration Fears: It’s All about Sowing and Reaping
By Joe Ortiz
There is a verse in the Bible of which I have known and believed strongly for the longest time, which states, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows,” Galatians 6:7.


ANALISIS
Vicente Fox : cuenta regresiva
por Dagoberto Márquez
El presidente Fox Quesada se prepara para dejar el cargo. Si bien es cierto que aún faltan 5 meses para el ejercicio del mismo, la cuenta regresiva ha comenzado. Esto al parejo de una contienda por la sucesión donde se ha visto casi de todo. Después del día último de noviembre próximo, Vicente Fox volverá a la vida “normal”, a una tal vez relajada porque las presiones propias de tan alta responsabilidad habrán concluido para él. Por lo que se ha dicho y anunciado, el todavía presidente de México irá a su rancho, un inmueble ubicado en Guanajuato del que se infiere provee de comodidad aunque del mismo poco se sepa en realidad.


TEZOZOMOC SPEAKS:
Que calor! It feels like I am back in Mexicali! Now I remember why I miss San Diego… I miss the Ocean, the coolness (most of the time), but Mother Nature is giving us a taste of what she can do in summer! Heat reminds me of los dais when we are out picking cotton balls, or the grapes (uvas), under 110 degree heat in Bakersfield or Fresno! I now remember why I am sure happy I don’t have to work out in the fields anymore!


Etc. Etc. Etc.
Entertainment,
Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits

First Person:
The heat is on...
By Al Carlos Hernandez
It is not what you think. I hate it when the weather is hot. We have been experiencing a heat wave, and for some reason the oppressive unforgiving climate makes me angry.


¡Vacaciones! Excelente Temporada para Divertirse en Grande
“Jocosidad, alegría, diversión y felicidad para que los niños lo disfruten”
Por: Paco Zavala
¡Al fín arribó la bendita fecha!, fecha en que votaré por allá mi mochila, mis utensilios escolares, me tiraré de panza, en una playa o en un parque, visitaré a mis abuelitos, pasearé a mis anchas con mis amigos, en fin, muchos, pero muchos planes para pasar un buen tiempo; me olvidaré de todas las preocupaciones, tareas y demás cosas vinculadas con asuntos escolares.


Representarán en Escena el Ballet “Don Quijote Suite”
Por: Paco Zavala
El Ballet del Noroeste de México, es una Asociación Civil sin fines de lucro, bastante conocida en la región, a nivel nacional e internacional; su participación es constante y permanente en apoyo y beneficio a la cultura, porque su residencia la tiene en Tijuana y continuamente participa en montajes propios o en apoyo a otras instituciones, también participa atendiendo invitaciones a participar en la comunidad y en el extranjero. Esta asociación hace una cordial invitación a todas las personas que dessen colaborar en el fortalecimiento de la compañía y de la danza en nuestra región.


VAMOS AL CINE
Los Piratas se roban el verano
Johnny Depp vuelve tan divertido como siempre con su Capitán Jack Sparrow
Por Jose Daniel Bort
Los piratas vienen para quedarse. La segunda versión de la serie de películas basada en el antiguo paseo del parque de atracciones de Disneylandia entrega lo que promete, y prepara la terceta para un más grande y mejor final de la historia.


Estrada Awaiting Bout in Tijuana
By John Philip Wyllie
Angel Estrada knows all too well how the public tends to stereotype professional boxers. The oft held misconception that boxers are 95% brawn and 5% brains is one that he has no doubt heard many times. In Estrada’s case however, that perception couldn’t be farther from the truth. Having graduated as the Crawford High School salutatorian a couple of years ago, Estrada, a 136-pound junior welterweight, is currently working towards a degree at UCSD. He is also undefeated in the ring so far after turning pro last year following a long string of successful amateur bouts and titles. On or about July 13, Estrada will attempt to make it three professional wins in a row when he fights an as of yet unnamed opponent in Tijuana.


Bullfight World
By Lyn Sherwood
Bullfight and Spanish Banned in Bercelona Area
Planning to visit Barcelona? For certain, it’s a magnificent city, well worth seeing. But, it’s also a hotbed of political derision. For one thing, don’t anticipate seeing any bullfights. And, unless you speak Catalán, don’t anticipate that Spanish will serve you, very well. Under recently-passed legislation, if a Catalán merchant should speak Spanish to any patron, he/she is subject to a fine.

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