Swine Flu, Border Security and Public Priorities
By Kent Paterson
It couldn’t have struck at a worse moment. Reeling from economic crisis and public insecurity, Mexico was now faced with a public health emergency of unknown proportions. Across the country, from Tijuana in the north to Tapachula in the south, schools were closed, masses canceled, restaurants and nightclubs shuttered, museums and libraries shut down, and workplaces put on reduced hours.
México del Norte
Jorge Mújica Murias
Otro Premio al Idiotismo
Desde principios de año comenzamos a conceder Premios al Idiotismo a algunos personajes en Estados Unidos que no podrían apuntarle a la luna llena estando acostados de noche en una pradera, tan lejos están de la realidad.
Enfrentando Los Retos De Una Comunidad
Devolviendo el Parque
Retomando el parque trabajando como administradora de un complejo habitacional en City Heights, Joyce Brown vio como unos niños se negaban a ir al parque del área por la presencia de miembros de pandillas y de como ella comenzó a devolverle el parque a niños y a residentes de la localidad.
Escrito por Will Carless
Tres años atrás, en una tarde de otoño, Joyce Brown daba un paseo por los jardínes arreglados de Metro Villas, el complejo habitacional donde ella trabajaba como coordinadora de servicios residenciales, cuando ella observó como unos niños se veían aburridos dando vueltas en un mismo lugar.
LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Luisa Fernanda Montero
La Influenza si se puede prevenir
La alarma generada por la presencia en Estados Unidos del virus de la influenza porcina que ha matado más de ciento cuarenta personas en México, debe llamar la atención no sólo de las autoridades de salud pública que la están tomando muy en serio si no de la comunidad en general.
Taking Charge of Stress
By Miriah de Matos
Everyday millions of people experience stress, but for some people it can become unbearable. When stress becomes unbearable, you may feel anxious, depressed, or irritable. You may also experience symptoms such as headaches, allergic reactions, and insomnia. Some people will try to cope by drinking excessively, smoking, or overeating. Fortunately, once you take charge of your stress, you can lead a healthy lifestyle (www.kids health.org
Editorial and Commentary
California Special Election Recommendations
The State of California finds itself in a fiscal quagmire and has had neither the political will nor the means to effectively deal with the $40 billion dollar debt that this state is facing. State legislators at first delayed passage of the budget for the 2009-10 fiscal year, reaching a record number of days beyond the constitutional deadline for passage. Then, to add insult to injury, the legislature passed a weak budget that did little to resolve the mess.
Immigration: An American Priority
By Janet Murguía
Americans are in the midst of difficult times. Each evening, the news brings stories of foreclosures, job losses, and a failing stock market into our homes. It is hard to escape the serious realities that our nation faces. With such a troubled economy making headlines every day, many would say that this is a bad time to try addressing another crisis that has affected our country for decades: immigration reform.
Inmigración: Una prioridad Americana
Por Janet Murguía
Los estadounidenses están viviendo tiempos difíciles. Cada noche, las noticias traen a nuestros hogares historias de ejecuciones hipotecarias, pérdidas de empleos y la caída de la bolsa de valores. Es difícil escapar la seria realidad que enfrenta nuestra nación. Con una economía tan problemática que llena los titulares de prensa a diario, muchos dirían que este no es el momento para abordar otra crisis que ha afectado a nuestro país por décadas: la reforma migratoria.
El Cinco de Mayo
Por José R. Uzal
Cómo la Batalla de Puebla salvó a la Unión Norteamericana
Taxpayers Advocate Urges YES vote for Prop A in Chula Vista
By Scott Barnett
Three years ago this summer, Taxpayers Advocate published a critical analysis of Chula Vista’s city finances. (See www.Taxpayers Advocate.org). We pointed out (along other concerns) that the city was inappropriately relying on developer fees to cover the cost of its operating expenses and debt, setting up a situation where, if developer fees and other revenues declined, the city would be unable to maintain service levels for existing residents.
The Public Forum... El Foro Público
Prop A Editorial Misses the Mark
Your April 17th editorial “PropA: Can Chula Vista Afford It?” misses the mark. It concludes that we cannot trust elected officials; therefore, we should not adequately fund our City. This is a knee- jerk reaction to a much bigger problem about the way we finance local governments in California. Chula Vista is not alone with its budget problem and your analysis is lacking in substance.
Hijole, the vatos are restless lately!!!
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Entertainment, Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits
¡ASK A MEXICAN!
By Gustavo Arrellano
SPECIAL DRINKO POR CINCO MARIACHI CHEAT SHEET EDITION
Dear Readers: As you drinko por Cinco this May 5th, please take this column around listing songs that mariachis will actually, gladly play instead of having to glumly strum through the umpteenth “La Bamba” and “Guantanamera.” The following eclectic choices (and reasoning) came from hundreds submitted by wabs and savvy gabachos; make sure to knock back the Herradura but por favor designate a nerd as your driver!
Never take a hungry man food shopping
By Al Carlos Hernandez
I don’t know if it is a man thing, but every time we go grocery shopping, I am insistent on being the one who gets to drive the shopping cart. This is no doubt a control issue, much like maintaining control of the TV remote.
San Diego’s Premier Literary Festival Offers Stellar Lineup
There’s something for everyone at the 16th annual Border Voices Poetry Festival on May 9 in Balboa Park. Among the attractions at the free, all-day event:
Regocijo Familiar Disfrutaron en la Fiesta de la Lectura
“El cantautor, actor y escritor argentino Luís María Pescetti amenizó el evento”
Por: Paco Zavala
La lectura es una de las actividades pro-estudiantiles, pro-profesionales, pro-culturales, pro-humanas, pro-artísticas, ete., etc., que muy poco se cultiva y se encuentra abandonada en un gran sector de la población, trátese del que se trate.
Representing Mexico a Dream Come True for Gonzalez
By John Philip Wyllie
Prior to the start of this so far surprising San Diego Padres season Edgar Gonzalez made a very gutsy decision. With his position on the Padres roster very much in doubt Gonzalez opted to forego a portion of the team’s spring training in Peoria and play instead for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic. After nine years of toiling in the minor leagues and nearly giving up, Gonzalez battled his way a year ago on to the Padres roster and realized his dream of playing Major League baseball alongside his brother Adrian. It seemed incomprehensible to many that Gonzalez would risk all of that to play for a few weeks on Mexico’s national team.
Spartan Softball Star is College Bound
By John Philip Wyllie
For the last four seasons Andrea Pizano has been a fixture at second base for the Chula Vista Spartans Softball Team. Born into a family in which her grandmother, mother, several aunts and a few cousins played softball, it is not surprising that she began her playing career at the age of six. Now a senior, Pizano is a team captain, a sure-handed middle infielder and the second best hitter on the team.
By Lyn Sherwood
Now, as I was saying....
With the problems of the drug cartel violence at the border, and the desire of the Hurtado brothers to tear down the “beautiful bullring by the sea” to be replaced by a shopping centerplans that were not allowed to proceed, as the plaza de toros is an official historical landmarkbullfight seasons in Tijuana have been hard to come by.
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