January 25, 2008

Community Notes:

Southwest Chula Vista Civic Association Annual Meeting

The Southwest Chula Vista Civic Association will have its annual meeting and potluck on Monday, January 28 at 6:45 at the MAAC Charter School, 1385 Third Ave. (between Palomar and Quintard) http://www.swcvca.org, (619) 425-5771.

We will review what we did in 2007 and set goals for 2008. Join and help elect a Board of Directors. Make this organization a strong group that can fight to get changes the community wants.

Pot-Luck coordination please call: 420-2090 or bring what you want for yourself and your family-water and soda provided.

LA ASOCIACIÓN CÍVICA DEL SUROESTE DE CHULA VISTA (http://www.swcvca.org, (619) 425-5771) se juntará el Lunes, el 28 de enero de 2008 6:45 PM en la MAAC Charter School, 1385 Third Ave.(Entre Quintard y Palomar).

Revisaremos lo que hicimos en 2007 y discutiremos metas fijas para 2008. Llegue a ser miembro y ayude a elegir la Junta Directiva. Haga de esta organización un grupo fuerte que pueda luchar para conseguir lo que necesita nuestra comunidad. Para informes llame por favor: 425-5771 o traiga lo que usted guste para usted mismo y su familia —agua y la soda serán proporcionaron.

National City Skate Park Development

The National City Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will conduct a public workshop on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Community Center, 140 E. 12th Street, National City, California.

The purpose of the public hearing is for the Board to consider suggestions for the development of a skate park in National City.

Further information on the above workshop can be obtained at the City of National City, Community Services Department, 140 E. 12th Street, Suite B, National City, CA 91950, or by contacting Rudy Lopez at (619) 336-4560 or via email rlopez@ci.national-city.ca.us

Hate Crimes in 2008 - Where Do We Stand?

The NAACP SD Branch, Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, Urban League of San Diego County, National Council of Negro Women San Diego Section and the Malcolm X Library have teamed together to pre-sent a community forum to discuss “Hate Crimes in 2008 - Where Do We Stand?”

The forum will take place on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at the Malcolm X Library located at 5148 Market Street (corner of Euclid and Market Streets) at 5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.. This event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served following the presentations.

Mendoza Elementary Science Fair

Mendoza Elementary School is planning its second annual science fair for the entire school on January 30th, 2008 at 5:00 pm. We hope that our community comes to recognize over four hundred students from kindergarten through sixth grade as they present their projects.

At Mendoza we have had a very large number of participants and are proud to have them showcase their interests in science.

We hope that the whole Imperial Beach Community comes to recognize the hard work and tremendous effort that our students have put forth. To celebrate their successes, we are inviting our community to Men-doza Elementary for this year’s science fair. Our address is 2050 Coronado Avenue, San Diego, 92154. The Science Fair will be held in our school auditorium.

ESL Tutors Sought

Partnership Between County Library and Laubach Literacy Promotes Community Learning

The San Diego County Library’s Adult Literacy Program, known as L.E.A.R.N., and the Laubach Literacy Council of San Diego County will co-host a two-session tutor training sequence for its English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The 12-hour workshops will be given on two consecutive Saturdays, February 9 and February 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Ray & Joan Kroc Salvation Army Community Center, Bldg. A, 6605 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92115. Both sessions are required and are free of charge.

For more information and to register for the training, please call Dr. Charles Ross of Lau-bach, at (619) 442-1481 or email: intgallery@aol.com.

Tango Party to benefit Dancing After School Program

Argentinean Tango Party Proceeds will be donated to Dancing After School (DAS). DAS teaches Salsa, Tango, and many other Latin dance forms to low income youth throughout the San Diego area. At 6 school sites (located in Chula Vista, Barrio Logan and East San Diego), the program engages approximately 500 “at-risk” students age 9-14 on a weekly basis.

Argentinean Tango Party will be held at Blue Agave Night Club, 6608 Mission Gorge, San Diego, CA 92108. Ph. 619-521-3194. Thursday, January 31, 2008. $10 minimum donation per person with reservation, $15 at the door. RSVP call 619-301-5620 La Sonrisa Latina, or reply to wmeneses@aol.com.

Southwestern College Presents “The Hip-Hop Intellectual”

Speaker Series Features Dr. Michael Eric Dyson on February 5, 2008 at 8 p.m.

WHAT: Southwestern College (SWC) is proud to present the annual Positive Engagement: Speaker’s Series for Global Understanding featuring Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, “The Hip Hop Intellectual.”

Dr. Dyson was recently featured on Black Entertainment Television (BET) in a series addressing the hip-hop culture in America, Hip-Hop vs. America.

WHEN: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2008 at 8 p.m. WHERE: Southwestern College - Gymnasium, 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910.

COST: $20 General Admission; $10 Students/Seniors/Military.

Tijuana Estuary Seeks Volunteer Environmental Educators

Free youth education docent training course will prepare volunteers to help lead school group tours and other educational activities for children.

The Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (Tijuana Estuary) is launching a free youth education docent training course on Saturday, February 16. The course will run for seven Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center, 301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, California.

Enrollment is limited for the training, and advance registration is required by February 8. For more information and to reserve your place at the training, please contact Sarah Emerson, Volunteer Coordinator, at 619.575.3613 x330 or semerson@parks.ca.gov.

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