Volume XXXII Number 32 August 8, 2008

FrontPage Stories

Old Globe Theatre Offers Opportunities for Southeast San Diego

By Michael Chung Klam

Theater takes the world and dismantles it, defines the parts, then puts it all back together in one place.

Creating a stage worthy enough to become a true mirror into the lives of the audience requires more than actors memorizing their scripts.

From computer technology to lighting, sound, paint, costume and set design — from the first stitch to the last brush stroke — much of the magic of theater happens behind the scenes.


Christian Baez from Montgomery High School in Chula Vista will play Lord Capulet in “Romeo and Juliet”.

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park has galvanized audiences and created numerous Broadway-bound premieres for almost 75 years now.

The San Diego landmark is currently undergoing major improvements to meet the needs of its large-scale plays and musicals; and has planted roots in southeast San Diego with plans to include and enliven the community’s diverse local arts and culture communities.

Early this month the Globe broke ground on the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center at its main campus in Balboa Park, supported by an ongoing five-year $75 million fund-raising campaign.

The center is being built on the site of the former Cassius Carter, the theater in the round. It includes a four-level complex (two underground) which will include a 250-seat arena-style state-of-the-art theater; a 6,200 square-foot second floor education center; and a redesigned outdoor lobby, Copley Plaza, which will become a “showplace of its own, restoring the original spirit of the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition for which it was created,” according to the Globe.

“Four years ago we conducted a review, a needs assessment of where we were in terms of the facility,” said Executive Producer Louis G. Spisto. “A couple of glaring weaknesses were evident,” he said. “We had almost no space in which to build our sets, and secondly, we didn’t have a home for education programs.”

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California Conservation Corps, sigue siendo buena opción para latinos
Por Pablo Jaime Sáinz
Cuando David Naranjo era un adolescente en Logan Heights en la década de los 1930, no habia muchas oportunidades para los méxico-americanos.

California Conservation Corps, still a great option for Latinos
By Pablo Jaime Sáinz
When David Naranjo was a teenager in Logan Heights in the 1930s, there were many opportunities for Mexican-Americans.

A Conservative Argues for Immigration Reform
By Marcelo Ballvé
For a decade, Tamar Jacoby has been on the frontlines of this country’s immigration wars.



Stories


Carlos Salinas de Gortari and the Resurrection of the PRI
Once the most reviled man in Mexico, former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari presses ahead with his political comeback. On a July 31 visit to Chihuahua City, Salinas was given a VIP welcome by high-ranking members of his Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and a good portion of the state’s political class.

Environmental activist recognized for her work with Latino communities
By Pablo Jaime Sáinz
A local environmental justice leader has received a prestigious award for her work helping low-income and Latino families in San Diego County improve the living conditions in their communities.

Activista ambiental recibe premio por labor con comunidades latinas
Por Pablo Jaime Sáinz
Una líder de justicia ambiental local ha recibido un prestigioso premio por su labor de ayudar a familias latinas y de escasos recursos en el Condado de San Diego a mejorar las condiciones de vida en sus comunidades.


México del Norte
Por Jorge Mújica Murias
Protección de Derechos
Estos días, como en cualquier ciudad gringa, Chicago vive un clima de temor en la comunidad inmigrante. Según datos del Consulado de México, hay docenas de casos, hasta un promedio de 80 semanalmente, de mexicanos deportados. Dice la vocera local de la Migra que hay alrededor de 100 deportados por semana, de todas las nacionalidades.

ICE Offers Self Deportation Program
Gives you time to arrange you affairs
By Mariana Martínez
Immigration authorities have been severely criticized for the numerous raids in immigrant communities, especially Hispanic, where they search for fugitives and end up with dramatic scenes of armed police going into houses taking away adults to be deported, while their children are left crying and still in their pajamas.

ICE Ofrece un Programa de Auto Deportación
Esto le da tiempo de arreglar sus asuntos personales
Por Mariana Martínez
Las autoridades de emi-gración han sido duramente criticadas por realizar numerosas redadas en barrios de emigrantes, —especialmente hispanos—, donde la búsqueda de fugitivos de la justicia ha resultado en escenas dramáticas en las cuales, elementos armados llevan arrastrando a las personas fuera de sus hogares para ser deportados, mientras sus niños lloran, aún en pijamas.

Deportation Linked to Higher Risk of HIV Infection
Binational Study in Tijuana Points to Need for Cross-border Prevention and Treatment Programs
Male injection drug users deported from the United States to Tijuana have four-fold higher odds of HIV infection compared to those living in Tijuana who were not deported there, according to a study that was presented at the International AIDS Conference on August 5 in Mexico City. The study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), published in the July 30 issue of the Public Library of Science (PLoS) One.


El Restaurante Tabule Abre sus Puertas en un Franco Desafío a la Economía
Por Marco A. Romero
Donde algunos empresarios sólo ven desventajas y obstáculos insuperables otros encuentran oportunidades para progresar. Ese es el caso del chef Moe Sadighian, quien acaba de inaugurar su restaurante Tabule en el Gaslamp Quarter de San Diego.

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por José López Zamorano
UN VOTO DE PESO
A menos de 100 días de las elecciones presidenciales del 4 de noviembre, no deja de ser revelador que el tema hispano ande nuevamente en boca de los políticos. Y es que parece natural que cada cuatro años cobre intensidad el cortejo para enamorar a una porción del electorado que puede ser decisiva en el desenlace de los comicios.


El Trébol de Cuatro Hojas
Cuento Corto
Por Marco Antonio Romero
Una mata de helechos envuelve, como un capullo, las bisagras oxidadas que a duras penas mantienen en pie la puerta del patio trasero de la casa de Troy, de manera que siempre permanece abierta.



Editorial and Commentary

Guest Commentary:
Chula Vista – Mayor Cox and City Council Condone “Police Brutality!”
By Herman Baca, President
Police brutality, a historical nightmare for persons of Mexican ancestry in the U.S. has become, due to the immigration and terror issues, “open season” for police to violate our peoples’ rights. The issue has now raised its ugly head in Chula Vista (CV).

Commentary:
One Teacher’s Cry: Why I Hate No Child Left Behind
By Susan J. Hobart
I’m a teacher. I’ve taught elementary school for eleven years. I’ve always told people, “I have the best job in the world.” I crafted curriculum that made students think, and they had fun while learning. At the end of the day, I felt energized. Today, more often than not, I feel demoralized.

Commentary:
Congressional Republicans Need New Leadership and Conservative Principles
By David E. Johnson
It was said of the restored Bourbon monarchs of France after the French Revolution, “they have learned nothing and forgotten nothing.” The same can be said of today’s Republican Congressional leadership. Many Republicans hoped that after losing its majority in the 2006 debacle, the Congressional leadership would put together an agenda of reform that would emphasize core conservative principles to recapture its majority. Yet those hopes have been dashed as lately it has been more of the same and voters have continued to punish Republicans with devastating defeats. It would appear that things will have to get worse before they get better.


Comentario:
Voto electrónico
Por Jose Uzal
Mientras Castro languidece en su lecho de muerte, Hugo Chávez, el presidente de Venezuela y dictador en entrenamiento trabaja activamente para conseguir el objetivo de su mentor: destruir a Estados Unidos. El peligro más grande que presenta el hispano Chávez, es que parece ser un mequetrefe. Nada más lejos de la verdad. El incipiente dictador es un formidable adversario, con dinero, con poderosos aliados y con acceso a la economía norteamericana. Esto lo sitúa en una perfecta posición para ser una quinta columna y destruirnos desde dentro.

The Public Forum... El Foro Público
Telecom Taxes all about eleminating competition
Are you tired of reading/talking about telecom taxes?



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


¡ASK A MEXICAN!
By Gustavo Arellano
Dear Mexican: Where I recently started working at, Latinos make up about 95% of the work force. We are, however, prohibited from speaking Spanish. Our supervisor tells us that if we can so much as speak one word of English, that we cannot speak in Spanish. We are constantly being threatened about it. My manager constantly makes racial remarks about all cultures and always says that we live in America, and we should only speak English. Is this illegal? Is it against the law for employers to prohibit employees from speaking Spanish? If so, then what can be done about it?

Causa Sorpresa Inusitado Desfile con Mariachis Escaramuzas y Charros
“Tocaron y entonaron canciones al uníson,o más de 150 mariachis”
Por: Paco Zavala
En un hecho de características inusitadas el pasado jueves 31 de julio a partir de las 4:00 pm. se realizó un desfile en el que participaron más de 150 mariachis, Escaramuzas charras montadas en sus córceles, charros floreando la reata y pueblo en general, como últimas actividades organizadas en el marco de las festividades del 119 Aniversario de la Fundación de Tijuana.

Presentó en Tres Exposiciones Gregorio Luke “Murales Bajo las Estrellas”
“David Alfaro Sequeiros, José Clemente Orozco y Diego Rivera”
Por: Paco Zavala
En un ciclo de conferencias multimedia que se inició el pasado 25 de julio, prolongándose hasta el 8 de agosto, el experto en arte mexicano Gregorio Luke, presentó en la Explanada del Centro Cultural Tijuana, compartiendo con la asistencia a través de diapositivas en tamaño monumental, la obra de los tres más grandes muralistas mexicanos, como son: David Alfaro Sequeiros, José Clemente Orozco y Diego Rivera.

Poet's Corner:
The White Card

Calendar of Events............
Escondido Public Library presents: The Wizard Rockumentary
Two years ago twin sisters Mallory and Megan Schuyler began traveling the country to document wizard rock - music inspired by Harry Potter.


A Mexican Heavyweight? Meet Chris Arreola “The Big Brown Hope”
By: El Gran Campeon
Growing up I had always heard about the great heavyweight fighters in history such as Ali, Foreman, Frazier, and Louis, I always asked myself, “Why aren’t there any Mexicanos in the heavyweight division?” When I looked around and did not see many Mexicanos over six feet I got my answer, we just weren’t built that way.


Defensive Improvement Crucial to Aztecs
By John Philip Wyllie
If the San Diego State Aztecs want to finish higher than the seventh position that they are predicted to occupy in the Mountain West football standings they will have to dramatically improve their defense. A year ago the 4-8 Aztecs could not prevent their opponents from running the ball down their throats or passing it over them at will. More porous than a bowl of shredded wheat, the Aztec defense surrendered an average of 37 points per game and allowed three opponents to light up the scoreboard for more than 50.


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