Volume XXX Number 37 September 15, 2006

FrontPage Stories

Mexico´s Independence Day Popular in San Diego

By Pablo Jaime Sainz

There’s a lot to do in San Diego this September 16, Mexico’s Independence Day.

And there’s nothing better than to celebrate El Grito with good music, good food, and good family atmosphere.

Several events throughout the County will deliver that and more, together with a loud cheer for Mexico’s founding fathers.

Univision Radio San Diego´s two radio stations, La Nueva 106.5 and Recuerdo 102.9, will host their 8th. Annual Festival del Grito on Saturday, September 16, at Coors Amphitheatre, in Chula Vista.

Mexico’s Consul General in San Diego, Luis Cabrera will help celebrate the 196th anniversary of the inception of Mexico’s Independence.

“This is San Diego County’s biggest Mexican Independence Day celebration,” said Ivan Jurado, marketing director for Univision Radio San Diego.

Indeed, El Festival del Grito will include a line-up of some of the most popular Mexican regional bands, including the famous norteños Tucanes de Tijuana.

Univision Radio´s festival, which was founded in 1999, will be a free family event that will open its door to the public at 11 a.m.

The festival will include mariachi music, ballet folklorico, Mexican food stands, as well as community informational booths, with topics such as health and education.

This year’s festival also counts on an exclusive partnership with Mexico’s Consul General in San Diego, Luis Cabrera, who will help celebrate the 196th anniversary of the inception of Mexico’s independence with the official enactment of the traditional “grito.”

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In a Little Piece of México, Mothers Make a Difference
By Raymond R. Beltran
Marta Gallardo guiltily admits that she’s not too fond of Barrio Logan. When she arrived in 1992 from Jalisco, México, she found herself amongst a majority of poor families struggling to work for livable wages. She found herself searching for housing that’s affordable or just a clean neighborhood where her four children could play.

Mercado Project Down to Three Developers and Four Deadlines
Residents voice needs and some discrepancies in process
By Raymod R. Beltran
“Ignore all the rumors. We’re here with blank sheets of paper and we’re going to build with blank sheets of paper,” responded Jim Waring, the mayor’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Land Use.

To Live and Let Live in South L.A.
By Rene P. Ciria-Cruz
The national debate over immigration reform has spotlighted simmering tensions between black and Latino communities, among other discords. Lost in the rancor are the voices of longtime black and Latino community leaders who insist that harmony is possible. A close look at South Los Angeles — a community that was literally transformed in a decade by immigration — shows the key role these leaders and old-fashioned community organizers play in tempering group rivalries at times of unsettling change. The work of people like them across the country will be crucial in bolstering Americans’ ability to live with one another as immigration dramatically alters the nation.


Tijuana celebrates Mexican Independence Day like the old days
By Pablo Jaime Sainz
Even if those from southern Mexico might say otherwise, Tijuana has one of the strongest traditions of celebrating Mexican Independence Day.

Día de la Independencia de México es popular en San Diego
Por Pablo Jaime Sainz
Hay mucho que hacer en San Diego para este 16 de Septiembre, Día de la Independencia de México.

La importancia de las remesas en las comunidades mexicanas: Caso San Luis Potosí
Por Luis Alonso Pérez
La migración México-Estados Unidos es un fenómeno social que ha sido estudiado durante varias décadas desde diversas perspectivas.

Por Por Ricardo J. Galarza
Un regreso con pocos augurios
Esta semana el Congreso volvió a la faena en el Capitolio, después de un mes y medio de receso; pero nada parece augurar que se vaya a retomar el tema migratorio en tiempo y forma.

Esquina del Doctor:
Conservación de la Salud
Por Eduardo Grunvald, M.D.
La mayoría de la gente utiliza el sentido común cuando se trata de cuidar sus autos, haciendoles chequeos regulares para mantenerlos en buena forma.

Doctor’s Corner:
Health Maintenance
By Eduardo Grunvald, M.D.
Most people use good judgment when it comes to caring for their automobiles, tuning them up regularly to keep them in good shape.


Celebration of Our Hispanic Heritage Commences!
Today, September 15, marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. In 1968, by presidential proclamation, a week had been set aside to recognize the role played by Hispanics in the United States of America. In 1989, Congress passed a bill to change Hispanic Heritage Week to a month long celebration.

La política preelectoral
Por Humberto Caspa, Ph.D
¿Hacia donde vamos ahora? Ya son 2,662 norteamericanos los que fallecieron en la guerra en Irak. El número de las bajas de civiles y militares iraquíes difiere según el medio que los difunde, pero sabemos que son miles los que murieron. Otros 2,973 perdieron su vida en el atentado terrorista del once de Septiembre de 2001.

Qué desgracia...
Por Dagoberto Márquez
¿Qué decir? ¿Cómo explicar lo que ocurre?. Sí. ¿Cómo explicar sin que esto suene o parezca lo que no?...Para decir con claridad que el asunto es grave, muy grave. Que el asunto es gravísimo realmente. ¿Cómo decir?...Que lo que no tenía que suceder, sucedió. Que lo que no tenía porqué ocurrir, ocurre, ahora, aquí mismo. ¿Cómo decir?...Que lo que ocurre, nos sitúa, que nos coloca en franco riesgo, en un muy grave riesgo porque con lo que se ha hecho se violenta la voluntad de la gente, la voluntad ciudadana, la voluntad de las mayorías. Tal como ha sucedido cuando las multitudes, cansadas de soportar tanta injusticia, tanta burla y tanta injuria, decidieron tomar la justicia en sus propias manos.

Marines Engage Airport Authority as November Vote Approaches
By E.A. Barrera
They walked into the auditorium of Clairemont High School on a warm September 7 evening, looking ramrod straight and exuding the sort of quiet confidence Americans celebrate when they think of the United States Marine Corps. Led by Colonel Christopher E. O’Connor, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar, a half dozen marines scattered the auditorium where the Clairemont Town Council was holding their monthly meeting - shaking hands and offering pleasantries like candidates running for office to the audience of more than fifty people.

The Public Forum . . . El Foro Público
Si baja la natalidad: se elimina la emigración.
La gente de los países en vías de desarrollo debe entender, que los ciudadanos de países desarrollados, si hemos alcanzado este nivel de bienestar, es por larga experiencia, de traer pocos hijos al mundo y haber equilibrado la ley de la oferta y la demanda en el trabajo. Cada año nacen 100 millones de niños en el mundo, el 80% en países pobres. Es decir, 80 millones de inmigrantes potenciales, muchos, intentaran llegar a países desarrollados atravesando desiertos, saltando alambradas o cruzando mares en cayucos o pateras, buscando una oportunidad para mejorar su situación.

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

Good old traditional Circus Vargas will be in Chula Vista
By Pablo Jaime Sainz
For many circus lovers, especially those of Mexican descent, a circus isn’t really a circus if it doesn’t have a tent.

El tradicional Circo Vargas estará en Chula Vista
Por Pablo Jaime Sainz
Para muchos amantes del circo, especialmente aquellos de origen mexicano, un circo no es un circo en verdad si no tiene una gran carpa.

Cool to the Touch
Smooth jazz from Greg Adams
By Al Carlos Hernandez
The Roget’s II Thesaurus defines the word “Cool” as: Noun: Slang. A stable, calm state of the emotions: aplomb, balance, collectedness, composure, coolness, equanimity, imperturbability, imperturbableness, nonchalance, poise, sang-froid, self-possession, unflappability.

The 3rd Annual Viva Laughlin! Salutes Hispanic Heritage Month
Grammy-winning artists La Mafia and Little Joe y La Familia Co-headline Viva Laughlin!
By Minerva Partida
From Oct 6-9, Laughlin will play host to the 3rd Annual Viva Laughlin! a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The four-day citywide festival is presented by the Laughlin Tourism Committee and Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, and is produced by Pochteca Media.

Divas latinas acaparan la atención de la industria
Penélope Cruz y Jennifer López son las estrellas más importantes del festival de cine de Toronto
Por Jose Daniel Bort
Especial desde Toronto.-Nadie puede denegar la belleza de la mujer latina, y en las altas latitudes de la provincia de Notario en Canadá muchísimo más, cuando las actrices Penélope Cruz y Jennifer López arrasaron con la atención del público y la crítica en el reciente festival de Toronto.

Mercado del Barrio Project Meeting, Thursday (jueves), September 21 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church (719 Cesar Chavez Pkwy). The three final redevelopment firms will present the results of the previous community meeting and invite further public input. This development project, adjacent to Chicano Park, could heavily weigh the future of this historic barrio, make sure you the gente del barrio have a say in what’s created.

Regresa la celebración de la fotografía a Tijuana
Por Luis Alonso Pérez
Las imágenes de los mejores fotoperiodistas locales y de México tendrán un lugar protagónico en el Octavo Festival de la Fotografía en Tijuana 2006, el cual tendrá como enfoque principal exhibir el trabajo de prestigiosos documentalistas fotográficos y buscará crear un ambiente de aprendizaje e intercambio entre los fotógrafos experimentados y las nuevas generaciones.

Baez a Quick Learner On and Off the Field
By John Philip Wyllie
Eastlake High School has a new pancake man, but his pancakes are not the type you might enjoy at IHOP. As a matter of fact, the defensive lineman who are the regular recipients of Jose Baez’s pancakes don’t enjoy them at all. That is because in football, a pancake block is one in which the defender is not only blocked, but flattened like a pancake.

Bullfight World
By Lyn Sherwood
The Days of Wineskins and Roses, Mexico Observes the 10th Anniversary of The Death of Manolo Martinez
It hardly seems possible, but this past Aug. 19 marked the 10th anniversary of the death of Mexico’s Número Uno matador, Manolo Martinez.