April 13, 2001

Community Notes.....

 

Celebrate Chicano Park Day on Saturday, April 21

"Todo el Poder al Pueblo y Todo el Pueblo al Poder" (All Power to the People) will be the theme of Chicano Park Day's 31st anniversary on Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in historic Chicano Park, located in the Barrio Logan community, south of downtown San Diego. This family celebration is free and open to the public.

Established by Chicano activists on April 22, 1970, Chicano Park has received international recognition as a major public art site for its commanding mural paintings of the past and present struggle of Mexican and Chicano history.

Visitors to Chicano Park Day will experience traditional music and dance, including one of the largest performances of Aztec indigenous ceremonies and dance. There will also be contemporary Latin jazz, rock en epañol and poetry. Among the artists set to perform are the Revelations, Quetzal, Aztlan Underground and Lalo Guerrero, the "Father of Chicano Music." In addition, there will be a display of classic low rider cars presented by amigos Car Club, as well as a children's activity area. Food, arts and crafts vendors will be selling their specialties throughout Chicano Park.

Chicano Park is located off Interstate 5 (Crosby Street exit), under the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.

For further information, please call (619) 563-4661, or visit our website at http://calacapress.com/cpsc.html

 

More than a thousand expected to attend job fair at Cal State San Marcos

For the second year, California State University San Marcos is hosting North County's largest job fair. More than 130 employment representatives and company recruiters will be on hand 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 25 in Founder's Plaza on campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The Fair will include workshops that deal with a variety of job-search issues, including dressing for success, resume preparation, and effective interviewing.

The University Trio (Gunnar Biggs, string bass, Bob Boss, guitar, and John Harris, drums/percussion) provides jazz music entertainment at The Dome Patio during the Fair. Free parking is available in designated campus lots.

The event is co-sponsored by the Cal State San Marcos Career and Assessment Center and North County Times. Information is available online at www.csusm.edu/CAC/jobfair.htm. Or, call the uni-versity's Career and Assessment Center at 760-750-4900.

 

Chili and Jazz Festival—2001-A Spice Odyssey

Chile tasting from over 40 of the best chili cookers in the County and the music of great local jazz artists at the upcoming 8th Annual Imperial Beach Chili & Jazz Festival, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 19 at Veteran's Park in Imperial Beach, located on Imperial Boulevard, between 8th and 9th streets. Morning events include a pancake breakfast and local high school bands. Various jazz ensembles will perform throughout the afternoon, including: Hollis Gentry's Neon, the Longboard Blues, and the Navy Fleet Jazz Ensemble, among others. All proceeds go to local family charities. Entrance is free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. For more information, call 619/575-7997.

 

Chicano Park Day Celebration Saturday, April 21

"Todo el Poder al Pueblo y Todo el Pueblo al Poder" (All Power to the People) will be the theme of Chicano Park Day's 31st anniversary on Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in historic Chicano Park, located in the Barrio Logan community, south of downtown San Diego. This family celebration is free and open to the public.

Established by Chicano activists on April 22, 1970, Chicano Park has received international recognition as a major public art site for its commanding mural paintings of the past and present struggle of Mexican and Chicano history.

Visitors to Chicano Park Day will experience traditional music and dance, including one of the largest performances of Aztec indigenous ceremonies and dance. There will also be contemporary Latin jazz, rock en Español and poetry. Among the artists set to perform are the Revelations, Quetzal, Aztlan Underground and Lalo Guerre-ro, the "Father of Chicano Music." In addition, there will be a display of classic low rider cars presented by Amigos Car Club, as well as a children's activity area. Food, arts and crafts vendors will be selling their specialties throughout Chicano Park.

Chicano Park is located off Interstate 5 (Crosby Street exit), under the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.

For further information, please call (619) 563-4661, or visit our website at http://calacapress.com/cpsc.html

 

North County Energy Summit

The economic stability of our region is being significantly impacted by the continuing energy cost and availability crisis.

The North County Economic Development Council is hosting an Energy Summit and Trade Show for the North County business community and interested citizens to present the most current information about what is being done to solve our energy problems. There will also be a showcase of products available on the market today to help reduce energy costs.

Reservations of $20 per person or $300 for a table for ten include a breakfast buffet. Before and after the presentations attendees may visit vendor exhibits to learn what is available for the business community to help lessen the impact of high energy costs.

For more information and to make reservations, call (760) 945-6626, ext. 251 or visit the NCEDC website at www.ncedc.org. Space is limited and reservations will be honored through April 16th.

 

San Diego State Alumni Association Proudly Presents "The Montys—Awards of Distinction"

For more than 100 years, San Diego State University has been a pivotal part of the San Diego community, providing a diverse and challenging higher learning environment. Each year, the San Diego State University Alumni Association honors distinguished alumni and faculty who have shown exemplary dedication to the university and the San Diego community at their awards ceremony known as The Montys.

The San Diego State Alumni Association will host the 2001 Monty Awards Friday, April 27, 2001 at the San Diego Marriott and Marina in the Marriott Hall.

Now in its 29th year, the Monty award is a symbol of achievement and success, presented to distinguished alumni and faculty from each of San Diego State University's seven academic colleges and the Imperial Valley Campus.

The celebration begins at 6 p.m. at the San Diego Marriott and Marina on the Marriott Hall with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m., awards presentation at 8:15 p.m. and dancing beginning at 9:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $95 each and $850 for a table of 10 if purchased by April 13, 2001. For more information, please call the SDSU Alumni Association at (619) 594-ALUM (2586).

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