Volume XXV Number 16 April 20, 2001

FrontPage Stories


31st Anniversary of Chicano Park Day

“Todo el Poder al Pueblo y Todo el Pueblo al Poder” (All Power to the People) is the theme of Chicano Park Day’s 31st anniversary on Saturday, April 21, 10 am to 5 pm in historic Chicano Park, located in the Barrio Logan community. 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 the largest performances of Aztec indigenous ceremonies and dance. There will also be contemporary Latin jazz, rock en español and poetry. 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.


Analysis
Latino Victory in L.A. Race is Only Semi-Multi-Ethnic
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson
LOS ANGELES
— For six months, mayoral candidate Antonio Villaraigosa has barnstormed through this city promising to forge a multi-ethnic coalition that would be a model for racial peace and progress.

Experts Reach Different Conclusions Than Census Bureau On Decision Not To
Adjust 2000 Count
WASHINGTON
— The Presidential Members of the U.S. Census Monitoring Board convened a forum of expert statisticians and demographers to discuss their analysis of Census 2000 data and the factors that led to the recommendation not to adjust for the 6.4 million people missed and the 3.1 million people counted twice.

Barrio Logan Family Keeps Their Tortilleria Cooking
By Yvette tenBerge
Barrio Logan residents who are hungry for the taste of homemade flour tortillas, burritos de carnitas, chile rellenos and tamales are extremely familiar with the one-room building located on the corner of Beardsley Street and National Avenue. El Porvenir Tortilleria, an electric blue and bright white stone structure, has been a magnet for customers who crave the taste of authentic Mexican food since it first opened its doors in 1918.

Noticias de México...
Retiran embutidos Bar-s del mercado
Rastrean alimento contaminado en BC
Alrededor de cuatro kilos de embutidos Bar-s fueron asegurados precautoriamente ayer por Isesalud en Mexicali, que rastrea alimento contaminado para evitar brotes de listeriosis en la ciudad.

Stories

Grandfather Abuelo Knows Best
By Donal Brown
My two-year-old grandson knows me by "ha, ha, ha," a greeting we used when he recognized me before he had words.

America's Youth Produces Karate Kids
By Yvette tenBerge
Sunlight streams through the windows of the Carlsbad Boys & Girls Club gymnasium, located on the corner of Roosevelt Street and Oak Avenue. A quiet cluster of parents sit or stand along the gym's blue walls and shield their eyes from the glare. They squint or don their sunglasses to better see the group of 11 five to seven year-old children who work in front of them. These little ones, dressed in anything from tight T-shirts and baggy, knee-length shorts to mini-skirts, raise their small fists in front of their faces and execute a powerful forward punch while whole-heartedly shouting "Kiai." Its echoes resonate throughout the building as the children return to their original stance and wait expectantly for their Sensei to give the next command.

Nueva Ley de Inmigración de los Estados Unidos
El Consulado General de México en San Diego ha capacitado a cerca de dos mil 840 mexicanos residentes en este Condado, superando todas las expectativas.

El Gobierno de la Ciudad de México Anuncia Ambiciosos Programas de Desarrollo
Turístico
Ciudad de México — El Jefe de Gobierno de la Ciudad de México recientemente anunció planes para revitalizar y remodelar dos de los más populares corredores turísticos. El turismo es una de las prioridades de la nueva administración comprometida a desarrollar el sector de servicios.

Se Otorgan Becas Para Lectores en el CECUT
Por: Paco Zavala
El Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes a través del Centro Cultural Tijuana, convoca al programa Becas para Lectores 2001-2002, bajo las siguientes bases:

El Centro de Salud de la Comunidad de Escondido Patrocina Vacunas Gratuitas
Para Niños del 23 al 27 de Abril

Escondido, Ca. — En celebración de la Semana Nacional de Inmunizaciones Infantiles, el Centro de Salud de la Comunidad proveerá vacunas gratis para bebés y niños hasta los 6 años de edad y vacunas del Hepatitis B para niños de secundaria.

Corporaciones Invierten $14.000 Millones por Debajo de lo Esperado para Llegar
al Mercado Hispano
NEWPORT BEACH
— Los 42,5 millones de hispanos en EE.UU. y Puerto Rico llegan a los $561 - $630 miles de millones de dólares adquisitivos para el año 2001, predicen los especialistas de marcas y mercados, Carlos Santiago e Isabel Valdes, cofundadores de Santiago & Valdes Solutions. Sin embargo los comerciantes en EE.UU. hoy invierten $14.000 millones por debajo de lo esperado en el mercado hispano.

The California Endowment Appoints Lozada-Santone a New Program Officer For
San Diego and Imperial Counties
The California Endowment, the state's largest health foundation, recently appointed Patricia Lozada-Santone, Ph.D., M.P.H., a new program officer, to work with community-based organizations in San Diego and Imperial counties to identify and address their health-related needs. Dr. Lozada-Santone will conduct outreach to organizations to increase their awareness of funding opportunities, review health-related grant proposals from various Southern California-based community organizations, help to develop programs to assist underserved communities, and monitor foundation grants.

Un Oasis Tropical Será el Nuevo Casino en Pauma Valley
El estado norte de San Diego tendrá un oasis tropical de juegos de casino que la Reservación de Indios de Misión Pauma piensa abrir su casino de 21,667 metros cuadrados el 15 de mayo a las 9 de la noche a jugadores de 21 años de edad o más. El Casino Pauma está ubicado entre las plantas de naranjas en Pauma Valley y es el casino más nuevo en el sur de California.

Encienda Una Vela
Mons. Jim Lisante
Nuestros Héroes de Cada Día
Hace unos años atrás mi madre fue operada del corazón. Iba a ser una operación difícil. Después que la llevaron a la sala de operaciones, el cirujano vino y nos dijo que nos fuéramos a casa. El nos llamaría cuando terminara. Mi padre decidió quedarse, pero mis hermanas y yo seguimos el consejo del médico.

Union Bank of California y Escuela Comunitaria O'Farrell Lanzan Programa de
Telementores
En Estados Unidos 3,600 estudiantes al día abandonan la preparatoria y 2,700 adolescentes quedan embarazadas. En California, el 60 por ciento de los embarazos entre adolescentes ocurren entre madres latinas. Cambios estructurales en nuestra sociedad, incluyendo el colapso estructural de la familia tradicional y la falta de influencias positivas para guiar a los niños, han afectado gravemente a nuestra juventud.

¿Estamos Usando un Teléfono de Juguete?
Por Sergio Nogues
Un niño le dice a su mamá: "Papi no me quiere. Hoy lo he llamado varias veces al trabajo con el teléfono que me regaló ayer y no me responde".

Editorials

Editorial
Federal Reserve Tax Cut Boon For Wealthy Meaningless to 75% of the People
Alan Greenspan, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, made a surprising announcement Wednesday: The interest-tax rate would be reduced by 1/2 of a percentage point!

Commentary
Curing American Monolingualism
By Domenico Maceri
What do you call a person who speaks three languages?
-Trilingual

Commentary
Puppet Strings Are Clearly Visible, Ward Connerly
By Raoul Lowery Contreras
I never liked puppet shows because I could always see the strings. Meet Ward Connerly, a prominent Black man who has an infinitesimal Black following but is adored by every white racist in the country.

The Public Forum ... El Foro Publico
Commentary Right On
Your `Commentary' concerning Bush tax cuts, (Bush Tax Cut at the Expense of Retirees and Medicare?, published March 23, 2001), is excellent, best I have seen so far.

TEZOZOMOC SPEAKS
Ese La Prensa rifa! Day after del chisme over advertising GUNS FOR SALE on a massive billboard (two of them) in our vencidades, they were taken down by the billboard company! Gracias to la Familia who contacted El Jefito. JUST LET US KNOW GENTE when you see algo mal!

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

Contraste de Voces en "Idomeneo" de Mozart
Por: Paco Zavala
Un verdadero contraste de voces, en las que todas las participantes tienen la oportunidad de lucir en todo su esplendor, esto acontece en la puesta en escena de la Opera Idomeneo de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, que tuvo su estreno en la Opera de San Diego, el pasado sábado 14 de abril y cuyo telón hizo su apertura a las 7.00 pm. en el Civic Theatre de las calles 3a. y "B".

New York's Stage on Screen Presents Twilight: Los Angeles, Anna Deavere Smith's Multi-Voiced Portrait of the Uprising That Rocked The Nation
On March 3, 1991, an African-American man was brutally beaten by four white Los Angeles police officers who stopped him for speeding. When the mostly white jury's "Not Guilty" verdict dismissed the officers on trial for the assault, public reaction set into motion a chain of events that culminated in three days of rioting, looting, and violence that challenged race relations across America.

The Shades of Loss
For Anna Deavere Smith, theater is more than passive entertainment—it's a call to action. With television's ability to reach far more people than any theater can hold. Stage on Screen: Twilight: Los Angeles has the potential to effect real change for its nationwide audience. The following is adapted from an essay by Smith on the making of her stage piece. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, which is the basis for the film.

Calendar of Events...
The Messiah
On April 22, everyone is invited to join members of the La Jolla Chorus in a rousing rendition of the Easter portions of Handel's classic, The Messiah. Families are encouraged to join us. The concert will take place at St. Elizabeth Seaton Church, located at 6628 Santa Isabel in Carlsbad, on Sunday at 4:00 pm. Tickets are $12 adults, $8 students, Parking is free. For more information, call (858) 534-4637.

Jaime Gomez Steps Up
By Marcos Muniz
With his upcoming performance as Mike in "Gabriela", Jaime Gomez moves from his role on the TV series "Nash Bridges" to his first leading role in a feature film. "Gabriela" is a passionate love story that Power Point Point Films is releasing nationwide in May. The buzz on the film is that it is going to be a hit, as Gomez puts it: "A big home run." Juan Rodriguez Flores, Entertainment Editor and film critic for La Opinión declared that Gabriela is "the best love story since "Pretty Woman."

Tijuana, Siempre Activa en la Cultura y las Artes
Por: Paco Zavala.
Tijuana acrisolada e inquieta siempre, permanece activa las veinticuatro horas del día, esta es una ciudad incansable, llena de contrastes, anhelante de libertad y de una excelente conducta, trabajadora como la que más, poderosa y vigorosa permanentemente, no olvida nada en su conducción hasta lograr sus metas siempre audaces y decididas para que sus hijos obtengan una integración social completa y al alcance de todos.

Nuevo título conmemora 40 aniversario de victoria de Cuba sobre invasión
organizada por Washington en Bahía de Cochinos
Pathfinder Press ha anunciado la publicación de Playa Girón/Bahía de Cochinos: primera derrota militar de Washington en América por Fidel Castro y José Ramón Fernández. El libro ha sido publicado simultáneamente en inglés y español.

Copa México 2001: San Diego Sede del Torneo Regional
Consulado General de México
Con la intención de procurar un mayor acercamiento entre la comunidad hispana de este país, y reconociendo en el deporte un vehículo importante para su consecución, por noveno año consecutivo la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de México, a través del Programa para las Comunidades Mexicanas en el Exterior y de su red de 445 Consulados en Estados Unidos, promueve la realización del torneo de fútbol soccer Copa México 2001 que habrá de celebrarse este año en la ciudad de Los Angeles, California el próximo mes de octubre.

MLS Presents Hispanic Heritage Nights
Soccer season is just around the corner and this week Major League Soccer released details of the 2001 MLS Hispanic Heritage Nights, the league's first fully integrated national marketing initiative targeted toward the growing Hispanic community. Budweiser, Pepsi and Kellogg's also announced their involvement as presenting sponsors of the program that celebrates the culture of the varied Hispanic communities in the United States.

The Spirit Are Ready for Homeopener
By John Philip Wyllie
The San Diego Spirit completed their preseason schedule last week by dominating a quartet of well-regarded collegiate teams by a combined score of 17-2. The matches were played in preparation for the Spirit's inaugural regular season opener Sunday night at USD's Torero Stadium. The string of consecutive victories lifted the team's spirits (no pun intended) and raised its overall preseason record to a respectable six wins against four loses.

Chargers re-sign Moses Moreno
The Chargers re-signed restricted free agent quarterback Moses Moreno to a one-year deal, the team announced today. No other terms of the contract were released.

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