September 21, 2007

Calendar of Events:

Defeating The Sunrise Powerlink... One Band (Comedian and DJ) at a TIME!

RANCHITA, CA — Fishbone, HR & the Dubb Agents and 40 Cycle Hum (starting their country-wide tour!) are headlining at Ranchita Rocks – the three day festival to raise money and awareness to fight the SDG&E’s Sunrise Power-link. These are just three of the dazzling line-up of 39 bands schedule to play September 28th, 29th and 30th. The best priced ticket in town – pre-sale only $25.00 with camping only $50.00.

Johnny Hernandez, Chairman of the Santa Ysabel Tribe is the keynote speaker at the Friday night opening ceremonies. Bill Powers, author of San Diego Smart Energy 2020, The 21st Century Alternative, will be there to discuss his upcoming report.

A family affair that has something for all ages, the festival also features dozens of comedians who will keep you laughing in the Comedy Camp. Bring the young ones – the Kids Zone features John Ennis from the Lee Strasberg Academy, art, yoga classes, and lots of fun. 8:30 Productions as assembled a DJ Tent to keep everyone dancing. Electronica from D:fuse on his Skyline Lounge Tour. 16 of America’s best DJ’s will be at Ranchita Rocks featuring house, breaks, DnB, progressive and techno. The Rock’n Marketplace will have fun and unique items to buy, educational information from non-profits and great food and drink! Ever heard of a solar stove?? You will see how it works at Ranchita Rocks.

A fundraiser for Protect our Communities Fund (POC), Ranchita Rocks was envisioned as a venue to let the politicians and the media know that the citizens of San Diego County are a force to be reckoned with and deserve better than the Sunrise Powerlink. POC’s mission is to help San Diego create a better energy future and to STOP the Sunrise Power-link. “This invasive line will destroy the environment, irreparably harm Anza Borrego Desert State Park AND is not needed,” states Michael Pinto, POC Fund Advisor.

Poetry Reading Celebrates Latino/a Heritage Month

Mira Mesa – In celebration of Latino/a Heritage Month, an exciting evening of poetry is planned for Friday, September 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. in lecture hall I-10I at San Diego Miramar College. Join Taco Shop Poet and Miramar College English Professor Adrián Arancibia as he reads from his newest release, “Atacama Poems,” which offers reminders of the importance of fulfilling dreams and remembering those who made them possible.

Long before maquiladoras and transnational migrations, there were pampinos who worked mines owned by American companies in Latin America. Their lives are inspirations, their toils directions of where the spirit can survive. Through this multi-generational family album, we learn about the intimate experiences of a marriage trying to survive in the midst of exploitation, poverty, loneliness, and the driest desert in the world, the Atacama.

Adrián Arancibia is a poet, writer, and educator. He, along with Adolfo Guzmán-López and Miguel-Ángel Soria, founded the seminal Chicano spoken-word collective the Taco Shop Poets in 1994. Adrián Arancibia was born in Iquique, Chile in 1971. Since 1980, he has resided in San Diego, California. Arancibia is the co-editor of the Taco Shop Poets Anthology: Chorizo Tongue-fire and currently writes for the San Diego Union Tribune and for national magazines like The Green Magazine.

A $3 donation is requested to support Diversity Rocks! multicultural events. All ages are welcome and no RSVPs are required. Parking is free. Miramar College is located at 10440 Black Mountain Road, one block west of I-15 between Mira Mesa Blvd. and Carroll Canyon Road. For more information, please call Adrian Arancibia at (619) 388-7421.

Old Town Art Festival

The artists are chosen and the entertainment’s booked. The Old Town Art Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23 in San Diego ’s Old Town and Old Town State Historic Park. The event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 22 and 23. Ample parking is available at the new Caltrans building at Taylor and Juan Street and minimal parking in Old Town. For additional information, please visit on the web.


Turiya Mareya Performs Latin  Jazz with David Millard at Portugalia’s, September 30th from 7 to 9 pm, $5. Portugalia’s is located at 4839 Newport Ave in Ocean Beach.


Back from Tomboctou, Folk art gallery, located at 3564 Adams Ave, San Diego, will have its traditional calavera (sugar-skull) workshops, just in time for Día de los Muertos. Ph: (619)282-8708,

  As follow is our workshop schedule.

Call or e-mail your name, and number of persons attending to sign up. Ph: (619)282-8708 or


Papel Picado, Paper Mache Masks/skeleton  and  Piñata   

We also have a series of other fun workshops including Papel Picado making workshop where you will learn to make traditional paper banner ($15.00); Participants in the Paper Mache Mask workshop will practice the technique of paper mache art. Participants will be forming Day of the Dead skeletons or masks. (Cost $20.00) Piñata making(Cost $20.00)

Personalized Celebration Altar Making

We will provide materials and instruction to help you create an altar in celebration of your departed loved ones. You may choose to paint a mask, a skeleton, make a banner, a small shadow box altar or learn how to prepare and set up a traditional altar. Cost is $20 per person—some materials have a nominal cost.

Sugar Skull Workshops

Sugar Skulls are a traditional and favored offering for Day of the Dead. Each student will learn how to make sugar skulls with a mold and will complete a skull using their own design embellishments. Minimum age is 8 yrs old. Cost is $20/ person.


Date - Time - Workshop
Sat., Sep. 22,    11a.m.-12:30 p.m. — sugar skull
Sat., Sep. 22, 3 – 4:30 p.m, — papel picado
Sun., Sep. 23, 10a.m. - 12 p.m. — sugar skull
Sat., Oct. 6, 10:30a.m. -12:00 — sugar skull
Sat., Oct. 6, 3 - 4:30 p.m. — sugar skull
Sat., Oct. 13, 10a.m.-12 pm — skeleton/mask paper mache
Sat., Oct. 13, 1-2:30 p.m. —papel picado
Sat., Oct. 13, 3-4:30 p.m. —sugar skull
Sun., Oct. 14, 10:30a.m.– 12:00p.m. — sugar skull
Sat., Oct. 20, 10-11:30 a.m. — sugar skull
Sat., Oct. 20, 2-4:30 p.m. —skeleton/mask paper mache
Sun., Oct. 21, 1 - 2:30 p.m. — sugar skull
Sat., Oct. 27, 10:30a.m.- 12:00  — sugar skull
Sat., Oct. 27, 2-4:30p.m — altar making
Sun., Oct. 28, 10:30am - 12:00 — sugar skull
Sun., Oct. 28, 2:00-4:00 p.m. — sugar skull
Sat., Nov. 17, 11a.m.- 1p.m. — piñata

Scream Zone

Sentirás escalofríos en todo el cuerpo durante el 10avo Aniversario de Scream Zone, en los Terrenos Embrujados en Del Mar. Regresan La Llorona, los espíritus y fantasmas para asustar hasta los más valientes. Podrás ser uno de los primeros en celebrar Halloween, ya que Scream Zone abre sus tenebrosas puertas el Viernes 28 de Septiembre, permaneciendo abiertas durante ciertos días hasta el 31 de Octubre de 2007. Los precios de entrada varían, desde un embrujo a $13.99, hasta los tres embrujos a $26.99. www.zona

Say San Diego, a family support center, offers free assistance in filling out applications for Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, and Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM). SAY San Diego is located at 5348 University Ave. Suite 201, San Diego. For more information call (619) 582-9056.

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