Volume XXX Number 43 October 27, 2006

FrontPage Stories

MUSEUM OF MAN SHOWCASES LOS DIAS DE LOS MUERTOS ALTAR THROUGH NOV. 5

The San Diego Museum of Man will pay tribute to Los Dias de los Muertos, The Days of the Dead, through Sunday, Nov. 5, displaying a striking six-foot-long altar carefully constructed by Museum staff and decorated with skeletons, photos, candles, sugar skulls and vibrant flowers created by students of the Rosa Parks and Hamilton Elementary Schools in San Diego. Celebrated on Nov. 1 and 2, Los Días de los Muertos are a time of reflection to honor and reminisce about friends, family and ancestors. In remembrance, colorful and intricate Day of the Dead Alters are constructed and decorated with memorabilia to pave the way home for the spirits of the departed who are believed to revisit during that time.
In addition, on Sunday, Oct. 29, local artists Judith Parenio, Gerardo, Lupita Shahbazi, Yolanda Romero and Nuvia Crisol Guerra will hand craft their own distinctive Days of the Dead altars - to be displayed on the steps in front of the Museum for public viewing from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. These colorful altars will be illuminated with candles from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Located beneath the landmark California Tower in Balboa Park, the San Diego Museum of Man is an educational, non-profit corporation open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (619) 239-2001 or visit the website at www.musumeofman.org.


Recordando a los muertos de la frontera
Por Pablo Jaime Sainz
Un evento para celebrar el Día de Muertos recordará y rendirá tributo a las más de 4,000 personas que han muerto intentando cruzar la frontera desde que se implemento el Operativo Guardián en 1994.


Remembering the deaths at the border
By Pablo Jaime Sainz
A Día de los Muertos celebration will remember and pay tribute to the more than 4,000 people who have died trying to cross the border since Operation Gatekeeper was implemented in 1994.


Chavez VS. Ramirez in CV City Council Race
By Pablo Jaime Sainz
The race for the Chula Vista City Council Seat One includes an incumbent that was appointed to the seat last December in a process that many have criticized, and a challenger who says that he has roots in the community.


Chavez vs. Ramirez en la Contienda Por el Puesto 1
Por Pablo Jaime Sainz
La contienda por el Puesto 1 del Cabildo de la Ciudad de Chula Vista incluye a la actual regidora que fue seleccionada para el puesto en diciembre en un proceso que muchos han criticado, y a un retador que dice que tiene raíces en la comunidad.



Stories

Cheryl Cox Says For Now, It’s All About Getting Elected
By Raymond R. Beltran
Cheryl Cox has made Chula Vista her home since the sixties, when her family moved there from Virginia during the height of the Vietnam War. Originally, she’s from Florida and moved around a bit because her father was in the Navy.


Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos: US-Mexico Wall ‘A 700 Mile Mistake’
By Odette Alcazaren-Keeley
SAN FRANCISCO—Jorge Ramos is a former journalist in Mexico, and is the Emmy-winning anchor of Univision’s nightly newscast, Noticiero Univision for the last 20 years. Univision is the country’s largest Spanish-language network. Ramos is also a best-selling author, a nationally syndicated columnist and radio commentator. He joined Odette Alcazaren- Keeley, anchor and producer of New America Media’s newscast on its radio program, “Upfront,” by telephone from Univision’s Miami studios. He told Keeley that he wants to continue being the voice for voiceless Latinos in the United States.


Zapatista delegation visits Tijuana
By Luis Alonso Pérez
A bus full of Zapatistas traveling all the way from Chiapas arrived last Wednesday to the beaches of Tijuana, the corner of Latin America.


México del Norte
Por Jorge Mújica Murias
En la casa el carpintero.
Érase una vez dos hermanos, de nombres Carlos y Daniel, que andaban viajando hacia el oeste. Por desgracia la historia no dice ni de dónde venían ni a dónde iban, pero el puro hecho de que no estaban a la vuelta de la esquina de su casa y de su viaje incidentalmente quedó escrito en la historia de Illinois, me lleva a la indudable conclusión de que eran inmigrantes.


Davidow tiene razón...
Por Dagoberto Márquez
En días pasados, el ex embajador de los Estados Unidos en México, Jeffrey Davidow, manifestó que la construcción del muro anti inmigrantes es una idiotez, un error que muestra lo peor de su país aunque aclaró que la medida no vulnera los derechos humanos de los inmigrantes que se exponen a internarse ilegalmente en su territorio. El señor Davidow radica actualmente en San Diego donde presta sus servicios para la Universidad de California.


Esquina del Doctor:
Lo Que Usted Debe Saber Sobre la Gripe
Por Eduardo Grunvald, M.D.
El viento frío y las temperaturas bajas nos hacen recordar que el verano ha sido desplazado por el otoño. El cambio de temporadas le da la bienvenida a la ropa más abrigadora, una metamorfósis de colores de la naturaleza, y anticipación de la temporada festiva. Lamentablemente, también es la temporada de la gripe.


Doctor’s Corner:
What You Should Know About the Flu
By Eduardo Grunvald, M.D.
The nipping wind and diving temperatures remind people that summer has been pushed aside by autumn. The change of season welcomes warmer clothing, a metamorphosis of nature’s colors, and anticipation of the holidays. Sadly, ‘tis also the season of the flu.


LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por: Lcdo. Angel Robles, J.C.
VAWA: Leyes de Inmigración para Víctimas de Violencia Doméstica
Las leyes de inmigración de Estados Unidos contienen reglamentos especiales para víctimas que sufren o han sufrido violencia doméstica o familiar. Es decir, personas que han sido abusadas por sus esposos, novios, padres, o familias, son elegibles para el Acta de Violencia en Contra de la Mujer (conocido en inglés como VAWA).


UCSD and Sweetwater School District Introduce New Online Tutoring Program in South Bay
The University of California at San Diego, and Sweetwater Union High School District are collaborating to bring high-tech online tutoring to schools in the South Bay, thereby helping students receive after-school assistance in math, science, English composition and other important college-preparatory subjects.


Editorials

Editorial:
Morrison the right choice to lead National City
The City of National City has gone through some tumultuous times under the leadership of Mayor Nick Inzunza who made promises that went un-kept, put the city on a fast-track of development, and went on a hiring spree of consultants and personnel, all the while preparing to run for higher office.


Editorial:
Alvarado, Campbell, and Romo for National School District Board
The National School District is responsible for the education of young students from kindergarten through sixth grade in National City. Providing a solid educational base for these young students represents the best chance these young people have in improving their lives and creating positive changes in their community. The responsibility and goal of all the candidates wishing to serve on the National School District Board should be to provide the best learning experience possible for these students, based on their experience, education, and passion for the position.


Editorial:
Trust is needed in Sweetwater before we can recommend Prop. O
Proposition O. School Classroom, Safety and Repair Measure — Sweetwater Union High School District (School Bond - 55% Approval Required)


Commentary:
Schwarzenegger Election Flip on Driver’s License
By Gil Cedillo, California State Senator
I am deeply disappointed by Governor Schwarzenegger’s lack of integrity and leadership on the driver’s license issue. For three years we have presented options for issuing a driver’s license to those without documentation. Each bill addressed the Governor’s stated requirements and each year he has vetoed the bill. For him to now say, two weeks out from Election Day, that he supports the bill is insulting and duplicitous.

National City Spotlight:
October’s Baseball and Politics
By Ted Godshalk
I watch baseball in October. The ball is livelier, as is the base running, when there is a sense of sudden elimination like there is at Championship time. It’s World Serious. Spring and Summer are just too busy to sit in front of the tube for an extended break—even if it comes with a seventh inning stretch. Yes, October has always been synonymous with baseball for me.


Comentario:
Transparencia electoral
Por José R. Uzal
El fraude electoral ocurre en las democracias de Hispanoamérica pero no en EE.UU. En nuestros comicios no hay necesidad de observadores extranjeros y las deficiencias que han ocurrido han sido en su mayor parte errores humanos los cuales son corregidos inmediatamente. Otros problemas de mayor cuantía son resueltos por el sistema judicial o por legislación. La transparencia de nuestro sistema electoral no ha estado en duda a pesar de la debacle del año 2000. Desafortunadamente, los tiempos cambian y la tecnología nos ha proporcionado las máquinas electrónicas de votación las cuales, en su presente forma, ponen en tela de juicio los resultados electorales. Las máquinas de votación electrónica son tecnológicamente simples. El problema se halla en la vulnerabilidad de la programación. Los códigos fuentes, donde se encuentra todo tipo de oportunidad para alterar los resultados electrónicamente sin peligro de ser detectados, son propiedad de los manufactureros, los cuales no tienen obligación de revelarlos. Al no dejarse ver los códigos de programación la transparencia de los resultados siempre estarán en duda.


Comentario:
La trivialidad del bebé
Por Humberto Caspa, Ph.D
El habitante número 300 millones sembró confusión, desasosiego y algarabía en algunas familias norteamericanas la pasada semana.


The Public Forum . . . El Foro Público
YES to Proposition 86
Proposition 86 allows for a tax increase on tobacco. It would impose a $2.60 tax for a pack of cigarettes.


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


¡ASK A MEXICAN!
What do you think will happen to the gringos if Mexicans become the biggest raza in America like a lot of people predict?

USD Photography Exhibit Explores the Migrant Experience along U.S.-Mexico Border
“Estamos Buscando A (We’re Looking for) – the Retablos of Migrants Along the U.S.-Mexico Border” is a photographic installation exploring the cultural, psychological and emotional concerns of undocumented migrants seeking to the come to the United States by crossing the border.

The Museum of Photographic Arts Presents Photographs of the Mexican Revolution by Agustin Casasola
The Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) in San Diego’s Balboa Park proudly announces the exhibition “Mexico: The Revolution and Beyond—Photographs by Agustín Victor Casasola, 1900 – 1940.” Featuring more than 90 sepia-toned images, the exhibition will be on view November 12, 2006 – January 7, 2007.

Crónica:
Restauran el Viejo Teatro “Zaragoza” en Tijuana 𢀆 Año de restauración del inmueble de las calles Cuarta y Mutualismo”
Por: Paco Zavala
La historia de la ciudad de Tijuana, toma el nombre de la contracción de la palabra “Tia Juana”, mismo nombre de la ranchería, que ya existía en la primera mitad del siglo diecinueve. A pesar de la juventud de que goza la ciudad ya ha sido objeto de un gran número de acontecimientos que han marcado su destino.


De Ronda por Tijuana el Trovador Tamaulipeco Lazcano Malo
Por: Paco Zavala
Quienes han tenido la oportunidad de escuchar los temas de las creaciones musicales de César Lazcano Malo, han disfrutado de momentos de delicia y de buen humor, porque este singular cantautor tamaulipeco, avecindado en el Distrito Federal, adereza sus presentaciones artísticas personales, con chispazos de buen humor.


¡Tic Tac Tiempo!
It’s your last chance to find out if El Zorro is alive and well or lost in the Hollywood Hills! CULTURE CLASH, the country’s leading Latino theatre troupe, unmasks the legend of Zorro, from Douglas Fairbanks to Antonio Banderas, with their irreverent, incisive and zany brand of mayhem and humor in their newest production, Zorro In Hell, which closes this Sunday, Oct 29, at the La Jolla Playhouse. Don’t miss this final curtain for a Chicano cast that’s represented for over a decade. For schedules or to purchase tickets, call 858-550-1010.

Latino Celebrities Come Out To Support, Celebrate, and Raise Money for Youth and The Teen Producers Project
The Media Arts Center San Diego’s Teen Producer Project (TPP) is celebrating its 5th year anniversary with a fundraising event at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park on Thursday, November 2nd at 5:30 p.m. Abelardo L. Rodríguez, host of Despierta San Diego on Univision KBNT 16 and Yolanda S. Walther Meade of Meade Communications are the proud hosts for the evening along with celebrity guests Jose Yenque, Actor (Traffic, NYPD Blue) and Rick Najera, Actor/Writer (In Living Colour, Mad TV).


Aprovechando el pedigree
Sofia Coppola hace su propia película con Marie Antoinette
by Jose Daniel Bort
Cuando la haces grande en el mundo del cine tienes derecho a una indulgencia, una película donde puedes hacer lo que te da la gana sin mayor supervisión por los estudios. Marie Antoinette es la película regalo de Sofia Coppola.

Youth No Obstacle for Rodriguez
By John Philip Wyllie
It is not common for freshman athletes to step in and immediately contribute on their school’s varsity team, but then Bonita Vista High’s Freddie Rodriguez is no common athlete. The son of Mexican immigrants, Rodriguez, not surprisingly, grew up with a love for soccer. This fall however, he is taking on a new challenge and competing on one of the top cross country teams in the county. Several weeks ago he took first place in the freshman competition of the South Bay Invitational. Since then he has been running strongly each week in his match-ups against athletes that are in some cases three years his senior.


Bullfight World
By Lyn Sherwood

Ochoa Triumphs Over His Greenhorn Counterparts
Fernando Ochoa demonstrated classic artistry, last Sunday, in the Hurtado Family’s “Beautiful Bullring by The Sea”. But, his hesitancy to go to the descabello with his second bull cost him a potentially much greater triumph.