This holiday season, many Latino families will be keeping in touch with long distance telephone calls, often through prepaid calling cards as the preferred method of choice. Thankfully, avoiding calling card fraud will be easier with a new consumer law on the books, helping more Californians safely stay in contact with their loved ones.
Cuando pensamos que los grandes tahúres se encuentran en el sur de California, una noticia sorprendente de la tierra de Al Capone, el siniestro criminal de los 1920s, nos recuerda que los reyes de la corrupción y el hampa todavía se hallan en la “Ciudad de los Vientos”.
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¡ASK A MEXICAN!
By Gustavo Arellano
SPECIAL GUADALUPE EDITION
Dear Mexican: Many times, as I cross the border into the U.S., I see bald cholos buying images (posters, blankets, baby bibs) of Al Pacino in Scarface. Where does such an obsession for this ugly Cuban come from? Is Tony Montana replacing la Virgencita de Guadalupe in cholos’ living rooms across America?
Thinking About A Buzz Cut
By Al Carlos Hernandez
I am sure it is urbanely psychological but I’m thinking about getting a buzzed haircut, similar to the soccer star David Beckham. The problem is I don’t want to look like David Broke-ham. Back in the Bible days, folks used to shave off their hair as a vow, indicating that a major change is taking place in their lives. This was a sign that you were serious about viewing life differently and wanted everybody to know it.
Guardan Bellos Recuerdos del Pasado Histórico de Tijuana
Por: Paco Zavala
La historia de Tijuana, gracias al apoyo que está brindando la ciudadanía que ama a la ciudad y que de una manera o de otra conserva algunas reliquias del pasado histórico de la ciudad y tiene a bien prestarlos o donarlos al Archivo Histórico de Tijuana, que se localiza en el Palacio de la Cultura de Tijuana, se ha ido complementando y hoy día, sabemos y podemos conocer muchos aspectos de este pasado que vivió la ciudad.
Leguizamo has himself a merry Latino Christmas
By Kiko Martinez
If you want to stay warm during the chilly winter months, snuggle up with a bunch of Latinos. At least that’s sort of what actor John Leguizamo did in his new movie “Nothing Like the Holidays.” In the film Leguizamo, 44, plays Mauricio Rodriguez, one of the members of a Puerto Rican family from Chicago, who returns home for a lively Christmas reunion. The film also stars Freddy Rodriguez, Elizabeth Peña, Jay Hernandez, Debra Messing and Alfredo Molina.
15th Annual La Posada Sin Fronteras planned Saturday, Dec. 13
Faith groups from both sides of the border will gather to pray and celebrate the 15th annual La Posada Sin Fronteras from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at Border Field State Park. Participants will gather at the park entrance at 2 p.m. to walk the 1½ mile route from the park entrance to Friendship Park where Tijuana participants will be waiting on the Tijuana side of the fence.
Festive 1800s Holiday in the Park Celebration
Candlelight Tours in Old Town San Diego
Experience the history of early San Diego with Candlelight Tours on December 12 & 13 at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, adorned with holiday decorations, lantern-lit museums, hundreds of luminarias, holiday entertainment, festive music, and towns-folk in period clothing. Beginning at 6:00 pm on Friday, and 7:30pm on Saturday, candlelit walking tours will be conducted approximately every 20 minutes.
Holiday Calendar of Events:
Family Holiday Concert at the Escondido Public Library
Escondido Public Library Children’s Services presents a free Family Holiday Concert featuring the Sapphire String Quartet on Tuesday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the Main Library in the Turrentine Room. Families, and children of all ages, are invited to this interactive concert, which will include a family sing-a-long, selections from the Nutcracker Suite, Christmas classics by Bach and Vivaldi, and favorite winter pop songs. Don’t miss this entertaining family evening full of holiday cheer.
Presentarán el Tradicional “Musical Navideño” Interpretando Joyas Musicales
“La Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Tijuana amenizará el evento”
Por: Paco Zavala
La navidad ya “se encuentra a la vuelta de la esquina”, como dice el dicho; faltan muy pocos días para que esto suceda y, a pesar de la crisis económica que nos aqueja y de los acontecimientos violentos, que han llenado de luto a muchas familias tijuanenses, los preparativos para realizar las festividades decembrinas no se detienen.
Registration For The 2009 ¡Viva El Mariachi! Festival Workshops Now Open
Workshop Date: Saturday, March 7, 2009
Mariachi music students can take advantage of early bird rates if they register for the ¡Viva El Mariachi! Workshops by Jan. 16, 2009! Radio Bilingüe’s anual ¡Viva el Mariachi! Festival Workshops are an opportunity for students of mariachi music to learn new skills and techniques as well as fine-tune those they already have, from professional mariachi musicians.
Von Husen Provides Leadership to Young Barons
By John Philip Wyllie
The Bonita Vista Barons Girls Basketball Team may find it hard to come up with an encore to last year’s magical season. The Barons shredded their Mesa League competition, glided through the CIF playoffs and made it all the way to the Cox Arena where they were edged by Poway in the CIF championship game. The stars of last season have moved on to the college. Three of them have made their respective college rosters. In their place is a young, but athletic team led by senior center, Ana Christina Von Husen.
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