Hispanic voters were the key to this and future elections!
With the conclusion of this election the number crunching started. For political junkies, Party leaders, and academia they will all take a look at the numbers to see how and where they won, lost, and, more importantly, with an eye toward the future. They will look at who, the why, and voting trends all of which will be the beginning of the planning for the next election.
Targeting Economic Recovery Efforts in Latino San Diego
By Vince Vasquez
On Election Day, the citizens of Chula Vista, National City and San Diego voted in new City Council members, which will have to be prepared to rapidly respond to our challenging economic times once they are officially sworn into office. Taking a closer look at recent unemployment trends reveals that job creation in Latino neighborhoods should be high on their priority action list.
Porque Todos Triunfamos en el 4 de Noviembre
Por Israel Ortega
¿Que hacer; de esta elección épica que acabamos de vivir? ¿Será como algunos contienden que nuestro país esta dividido en «rojo» y «azul?» ¿Será que habrá lugares más patrióticos que otros? Un acercamiento de nuestra historia nos revela algo distinto.
Why We’re All Winners
By Israel Ortega
What are we to make of this epic election? Are we really, as some contend, a country torn between “red” and “blue” America. Are there truly “patriotic” and “unpatriotic” quarters? A closer look at our country’s history reveals otherwise.
Si al Dream Act; no a las redadas
Por Humberto Caspa, Ph.D
El electorado latino ha sido crucial para la victoria de Barack Obama en las recientes elecciones presidenciales. Sin nuestro apoyo, difícilmente hubiese podido lograr una victoria en algunos estados considerados claves, como Colorado, Miami, Nevada y Nuevo México.
The Defeat of National City’s Prop. “M”
“A Victory For Carpetbaggers”
By Herman Baca, President,
National City (NC), California, the poorest city (65% Mexican American) in San Diego County, with a median income of under $40,000, a 12% unemployment rate voted (5,154 NO to 3846 YES) to retain Prop “M,” one of the highest sales (8.75%) tax rates.
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¡ASK A MEXICAN!
By Gustavo Arellano
Dear Mexican: In a column some time ago, you mentioned the Aztec prophecy claiming that “their descendants would reclaim ancestral lands in the southwest U.S., and guess what.” I’d appreciate it if you shed a little light on this statement. This is the mythical state of Aztlán your referring to, right? What are its “borders”? How many Mexicans, Mexican-Americans, Central Americans, and indigenous peoples know and/or believe in this? Is there a movement to take over these lands? And how similar is this to the (incorrect) Jews’ claim to the holy land of Israel?
Electronic Voting Vato Loco
By Al Carlos Hernandez
This is the first year I used an electronic voting machine and it was frustrating. Spin the dial one way then turn, scroll down then push. It was too early, and this election too serious for me to roll stupid at the last minute. Should have stuck to the old school paper ballot. I’m a low tech homie in a high tech homeland, and the electorate endorsed this as true.
Niños Tijuanenses Presentan en Exposición Más de 50 Trabajos de Artes Plásticas
Por: Paco Zavala
El gran tesoro de la humanidad, dividido en la actualidad por la propia humanidad por: niños aristócratas, niños potentados, niños ricos, niños pobres, niños más pobres y niños paupérrimos, porque hay niños que se hartan, niños que comen bien, niños que comen, niños que medio comen y niños que no comen, nada más hay que enterarse de la historia actual de la humanidad y verán que esto es cierto.
A Celebrar Dos Historias, Dos Acontecimientos, Dos Fechas Memorables
Por: Paco Zavala
Bien dicen que el tiempo corre impertérrito, que nada lo detiene a pesar de las circunstancias y de los acontecimientos, este camina, camina sin cesar nunca, esclaviza a todo cuanto se atraviesa en su camino y hay de aquel que no lo crea.
Joaquin Cosio plays classic villain in ‘Quantum of Solace’
By Kiko Martinez
It was 1962 when the first James Bond film, “Dr. No,” featuring a young Sean Connery as a British secret agent traveling the globe to fight deadly assassins and rendezvous with femme fatales, made an impact on audiences everywhere.
Sweetwater Students Make the Most of Their Opportunity
By John Philip Wyllie
There was a quiet stillness in the air over the soccer fields at Bonita Vista High early on the morning of November 6. Charleen Love, the school’s adaptive P.E. teacher knew it wouldn’t last long. One by one staff members began arriving hours before their designated start time in order to set up the fields for a Sweetwater Union High School District tradition.
Aztecs’ Yarbrough Not Ready to Raise the White Flag
By John Philip Wyllie
In the midst of suffering through what could be the worst season in the history of San Diego State football one would expect that by now the players would be completely demoralized and ready to mail it in. Not only do they have just one win to show for their last nine games, this season produced the most one-sided defeat (70-7) in Aztec history when they were humiliated on October 18 by the University of New Mexico. With undefeated eighth-ranked Utah invading the “Q” Saturday night, the potential for another embarrassing blow-out seems almost like a foregone conclusion.
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