Volume XXXIII Number 22 May 29, 2009

FrontPage Stories

Young heroes recognized

By Pablo Jaime Sáinz

When 10-year-old Desthenie (pronounced Destiny) Espinoza came home from school on April 14, she found her grandmother, Guadalupe Santillan, unconscious and barely breathing.

“I just knew that I had to call the ambulance,” Desthenie said.


Fire Station 19 members Marcelo de Casas, left, and J. T. Finch, far right, gave a tour of the station to Guadalupe Santillan (center), Jennifer Ortega, and Desthenie Espinoza. Desthenie and Jennifer helped the crew save the grandmother’s life
by calling 911 and translating for paramedics. Both girls received a recognition for their heroic actions.

Desthenie couldn’t find the wireless phone in her house, so she ran to her neighbor’s house where her best friend, 10-year-old Jennifer Ortega, was the only person home.

Both girls quickly dialed 911.

Police Officer Jonathan Dungan was the first to arrive at the house.

Desthenie translated for her Spanish-speaking grandmother so he could update paramedics on Santillan’s medical history.

Guadalupe Santillan had suffered a serious heart attack. Medical staff at UCSD say that if she had not gotten immediate attention she may have died.


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Jóvenes heroínas reciben homenaje
Por Pablo Jaime Sáinz
Cuando Desthenie Espinoza, de 10 años, llegó de la escuela el 14 de abril, encontró a su abuela, Guadalupe Santillán, inconsciente y batallando para respirar.

Trolley station… or training ground for Border Patrol agents?
By Pablo Jaime Sáinz
What was supposed to be a routine trip to work or school, turned out to be a trip where their destination turned into a deportation for the 21 undocumented Mexican immigrants who were detained during a raid at the Old Town trolley station last week.

Estación del trolley… ¿o campo de entrenamiento para agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza?
Por Pablo Jaime Sáinz
Lo que se suponía era un viaje de rutina al trabajo o a la escuela, resultó ser un viaje donde el destino fue la deportación para 21 inmigrantes indocumentados mexicanos que fueron detenidos en una redada en la estación del trolley en Old Town la semana pasada.

Perspective
Sotomayor’s Confirmation Hearings to Test GOP
By Roberto Lovato
As she faces what is already expected to be a host of hostile questions from the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in her confirmation hearings, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s first nominee to the Supreme Court, should remember one thing: that it is not she who will be on trial, but the Republican Party.



Stories


Bersin talks of “tough love”
By Mariana Martinez
For the second time in his first five weeks in office, the so called “Border Czar,” Alan Bersin, visited San Diego to talk about Baja California violence and the imperative need for more collaboration and cooperation between both countries.

Bersin habla de “amor estricto”
Por Mariana Martínez
Por segunda vez en las 5 semanas que lleva en el puesto como Zar de la frontera, Alan Bersin visitó San Diego para hablar de la violencia en Baja California y la necesidad imperante de integrar las regiones fronterizas y la cooperación entre los dos países.


Police Chiefs Want Feds to Enforce Immigration Laws
Frontera NorteSur
A group of police chiefs traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to tell federal policymakers that local cops should not be burdened with enforcing national immigration laws. Sponsored by the non-profit Police Foundation, the law enforcement officials expressed concerns that the federal government was pressuring state and municipal police forces to take up the slack in enforcing immigration laws, especially by means of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency’s 287 (g) program, which deputizes local and state police to carry out immigration law enforcement duties.

ANALISIS
Miguel de la Madrid...
por Dagoberto Márquez
( Segunda Parte )
Como dijimos, MM gobernó de 1982 a 1988, durante una época donde se transitaba del México nacionalista y de alguna manera post revolucionario (aunque a todas luces ya moderno) a uno de modelo y corte más liberal donde incluso empezó a hablarse de liberalismo social, una suerte de doctrina política de la cual se hablaría mucho más poco después. Bajo esa lógica se impusieron criterios acorde a necesidades que orillaban a la creación de más dispositivos y de nueva infraestructura con lo cual se hizo posible una serie de reformas que abarcaron desde la actividad económica hasta la política por igual. De esa manera y así sea ésto sólo una opinión y no una relatoría, el sexenio de MM se distinguió por poner en práctica un nuevo código inexistente tiempo atrás.

Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nestor Restored
The 82 Airborne now wants to restore military headstones
By Daniel Muñoz
Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. At Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nestor a very special Memorial Day will be celebrated this May 30, 2009 to recognize the veterans laid to rest there and to commemorate the resurrection of the site. The ceremony will be led by 82nd Airborne Association, San Diego Chapter.


Mexican American Hero to be Recognized with the Establishment of a State-wide Commemorative Project
On what would have been his 91st birthday, May 29, Bert Corona’s lifelong commitment to inspire Mexican Americans and Mexicans to become part of the American fabric will be commemorated with the dedication of a project that will immortalize his memory and his work. The Mexican American Political Association (MAPA) will announce that they, together with La Hermandad Latino-americano and the Long Beach League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will establish the Bert Corona Commemorative Works Project. The first phase of this three phase project will be to raise $1,000,000 for a series of murals to be painted throughout cities in California.

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Dinah Saracho
Tú si puedes hablar inglés
“No puedo”, “No tengo tiempo”, “No lo necesito, mis hijos me traducen”, “No me gusta” “Que flojera” o simplemente “No hablo inglés ¿y qué?” son algunos de los pretextos y justificaciones que escuchamos frecuentemente de inmigrantes que no dominan el idioma del país en donde viven y trabajan.

¡No Se Deje!
Por Lic. Jess J. Araujo
Ley Federal Aplicada Más Favorablemente a Inmigrantes en Los Estados Del Oeste
Las leyes Federales de los Estados Unidos son creadas por el Congreso de Estados Unidos y aplican a todos en los Estados Unidos. Sin embargo, la interpretación de esas leyes la hacen las Cortes de Distrito y las Cortes de Circuito de Apelaciones que solamente tienen autoridad sobre su territorio geográfico. Esas interpretaciones pueden, y frecuentemente confligen. A menos y hasta que estas diferentes interpretaciones estén unificadas por una decisión de la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos, los litigantes en los diferentes Circuitos estarán sujetos a diferentes interpretaciones de la misma ley.


Los Testigos invitan a todos a ‘mantenerse alerta’
Los testigos de Jehová han emprendido una intensa campaña con el fin de invitar al público a escuchar discursos interesantes que expondrán el punto de vista bíblico sobre lo que muchos llaman el fin del mundo. Los Testigos están seguros de que a todos los asistentes les interesará y animará la información que va a presentarse en la Asamblea Internacional de 2009 “¡Manténganse alerta!”, que se llevará a cabo en el Estadio Qualcomm.


SBA Launches New 100-Percent Guarantee ARC Loan Program to Help Struggling Businesses
Small businesses suffering financial hardship as a result of the slow economy may be eligible to receive temporary relief to keep their doors open and get their cash flow back on track through to a new loan program announced today by SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills.

SBA Ofrece Nuevo Préstamo con 100 por Ciento de Garantía para Ayudar a Negocios Pequeños en Dificultad
Los negocios pequeños que están atravesando situaciones financieras difíciles debido a la condición de la economía pueden tener derecho a recibir alivio temporal para mantener sus puertas abiertas y poner de nuevo sus finanzas en orden. Esto será posible gracias a un nuevo programa de préstamos que anunció hoy la Administradora de la SBA, Karen G. Mills.

Community Notes:
Escondido Library Hosts Monthly Bilingual Book Club Rincón Literario
Escondido Public Library’s bilingual book discussion group, Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner) meets Saturday, May 30 from 3:30 - 4:45 PM in the Turrentine Room at the main library. Writer and journalist, Miriam Ruvinskis, serves as literary guide and facilitator, exploring Latin American literature, themes, characters, history and authors.



Editorial and Commentary

Editorial:
Judge Sonia Sotomayor nominated for the Supreme Court
One more historic event
Barring any unforeseen circumstances Judge Sonia Sotomayor should become the first Hispanic to serve on the Supreme Court. This would mark a historic moment for our nation and for the Hispanic community in particular. No Hispanic has served on the nation’s highest court.

Commentary:
A Quality Nomination
By Vanessa Cardenas
There were many qualified candidates who could have become President Obama’s first nominee to the Supreme Court, but it would be hard to argue anyone is more qualified than Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

Comentario:
Sotomayor, Latinos e Inmigración
Por Maribel Hastings
No puedo traer a colación las repercusiones políticas y el ángulo migratorio que algunos tratarán de darle a la nominación de Sonia Sotomayor a la Corte Suprema sin antes externar el enorme orgullo que me produjo el anuncio como mujer, como latina y como boricua.

Commentary:
Will the Catholic Church Renounce Its Violent Past?
By Patrick Rice
The recently published report on child abuse by religious orders in schools run by Christian Brothers in Ireland in the twentieth century can best be compared to the truth commissions which have now become a feature in many countries coming to grips with such tragedies as civil wars, genocide and dictatorships.

Comentario:
Sin mala intención
Por José R. Uzal
Yo nunca he conocido a nadie que no quisiera poder hablar inglés. Es un idioma breve y eficiente. El mundo entero es o quiere ser bilingüe en inglés. Los niveles de competencia varían pero la habilidad del mundo en comunicarse en inglés está vigente y en aumento. El hablar inglés en ciertas sociedades es una carrera, como lo es ser hombre, ser blanco o ser nativo. La ausencia de cualquiera de estas cuatro características asegura una vida de lucha derribando barreras para sobrevivir.

The Public Forum... El Foro Público
Cities need to become involved with trade
For thirty years, America has tried everything, but with little results. The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration spends huge sums of money but has not made a difference – deficits continue to grow. Organizations like World Trade Centers, District Export Councils, and Foreign Trade Zones make only a marginal contribution. States have developed their own programs but, truth is, private sector manufacturers are out there on their own.



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


¡ASK A MEXICAN!
By Gustavo Arellano
SPECIAL CINCO PREGUNTAS EDITION
Dear Mexican: My question is simple: can you please confirm the fact that there are doctors, lawyers and other professionals living in Mexico? I’m a Mexican-American woman living in Chicago who had a HEATED discussion about that topic. My friend who is a teacher at a local school was of the opinion that there really aren’t any. Her point was when we see immigrants on television, none are doctors, lawyers or any other professionals, for that matter. She believes that the only wealthy Mexicans are drug lords. There seems to be a lot of ignorance and confusion about this topic. Please enlighten her and those who think like her.


First Person:
Post-mod Café Culture; Wise up, you are renting a chair
By Al Carlos Hernandez
If the local pub is viewed as the place to wind down, then the local Starbucks or café is the place designated to amp up.

Visitaron Más de Ochenta Mil Personas la Vigésima Séptima Edición de la Feria del Libro
Por: Paco Zavala
El pasado 15 de mayo, a las 12:00 pm. fue inaugurada la Vigésima Séptima Edición de la Feria del Libro, en el Recinto Ferial ubicado en el estacionamiento del Centro Comercial de Plaza Río Tijuana, evento al que asistieron el Lic. Jorge Ramos, Presidente Municipal de Tijuana, la Lic. Ma. Teresa Riqué Jaime, Directora del Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura, el Sr. Alfonso López Camacho, Presidente de la Unión de Libreros de Tijuana y el Lic. Alfredo López, Gerente General de Plaza Río.

Garcia Joins Forces With Rockola at Morse
By John Philip Wyllie
Growing up the son of a mariachi performer, Morse High senior Sergio Garcia developed an early ear for Mexican music and a fascination with music in general.

Human Jukebox of the Revolution: Mariachi Real de San Diego Get the Party Started With Long-Lost Mexican Gems
Gunslingers and gadflies. Campfollowers (not cockroaches!) and cowboys. Birth, love, and death. All in a human jukebox that makes the women sigh, the men holler, the children squeal, and the dogs bark. This is old-school mariachi, the troubadours of Mexico’s revolution and one of North America’s most beloved party traditions. This spirit burns true in Mariachi Real de San Diego, who restore mariachi music’s forgotten chestnuts to their rightful place at the fiesta on Mariachi Classics (Mardi Gras Records; June 2, 2009), in a lush acoustic set that will capture the hearts of even the most ardent mariachi cynics.

Bullfight World
By Lyn Sherwood
Another Great Star Manuel Capetillo, Dies
First, it was David Silveti, then Manolo Martinez, followed by Alfredo Leal, Antonio del Olivar and Pepe Lopez Hurtado. Some of Mexicos greatest taurine figures have left us, in recent years. The latest to join that list of greats is Manuel Capetillo.

Danny “Dynamite” Perez: “I still have what it takes to become a world champion”
By Steve Galindo III
One year ago, 32-year-old Danny Perez found himself employed as a personal trainer in Carlsbad, CA. For Danny, it was a far cry from the bright lights and the notoriety that he had been accustomed to in his previous profession, as a professional pugilist. From 1996-2005, the man known as ‘Dynamite’ enjoyed modest success in the sweet science.


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