April 26, 2002

Community Notes:


Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards. “Win or Lose” says Olivia Solomon, it has been an enjoyable challenge for us to sponsor a student in our “Creative Patriotic Art Contest.” It gives a student an incentive to continue pursuing their talent as well as their education. For the last few years as Youth Activity Chairman, selecting San Diego School of Performing Arts, South Bay, was perfect. The students were on time and followed the contest rules to a “T” and it all has to do with having an art instruction like Ms. Patricia MacAulay who seems to put much effort in conducting her class. Lizette Zapata who was a participant in the Patriotic Art contest is a Junior and is working towards a great future in fine arts.

Pictured from left to right: Mercy Gastelum, Asst. Youth Activity Chairman; art student Lizette Zapata; art instruction Patricia A. MacAulay; Olivia Jean Solomon, Youth Activity Chairman, all surrounded by students from Ms MacAulay’s class.


CALL FOR ENTRIES

Cine Accion seeks programming in film, video or digital for the 10th Festival ¡Cine Latino!in San Francisco. All genres including features, shorts, docs, music videos, tv pilots, experimental works and programs which celebrate the diverse Latino culture including the different and the alternative. Visit http://www.cineaccion.com for mas info or call 415-553-8140.

Free Law Day Legal Clinic

Free Law Day Legal Clinic, Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at Main Law Library, 1105 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101, 8 A.M..-6 P.M. and East County Law Library, 250 E. Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020, 9 A.M.-3 P.M.

In celebration of National Law Day on May 1st, the San Diego County Public Law Library is sponsoring a free legal clinic for the public. A variety of attorneys will be available for consultation regarding many different areas of law, including: •Bankruptcy •Probate •Trademarks and Copyrights •Personal Injury •General Civil •Criminal Defense •Employment and Labor

Additionally, the East County, South Bay, and Vista branches of the Law Library will participate in Law Day by hosting an “Open House” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 1st. Visit one of the branches and get some goodies and find out what your branch of the Public Law Library can do for you! Call the Law Library at (619) 531-4437 for more information.

Disney Invites Kids to Show Their Character and Become Disney Adventures All-Stars

Disney is calling all kids to become All Stars, by joining the Disney Adventures All-Stars Program. The program encourages kids to show their character by participating in volunteers activities. Kicking off in May 2002, the program will give All-Stars the opportunity to register as an individual or group when they take part in or create volunteers projects. Disney Adventures Magazine, Disney Channel, Radio Disney and Disney Online will support this effort. Disney created the All-Stars Program to inspire volunteerism and recognize kids who help their communities. DisneyHand, the worldwide outreach program for The Walt Disney Company and administrator of Disney VoluntEARS, is supporting the All-Stars effort.

The Disney Adventures All-Stars Program is open to any child, 6 to 14-years-old, who completes a volunteer project by either joining an existing organization or inventing his or her own project. Kids are eligible to enter in two categories: Kid All-Star, for an individual who volunteers on his/her own and Team All-Star, a group of 2-6 people who complete a project together.

Winners will receive $1,000 for the organization of their choice and a trip to California to meet, and participate in a volunteer project with, the cast of Disney Channel’s most popular show, Lizzie McGuire. Participants must complete their projects and submit a 200-300 word project description to Disney Adventures by Oct/ 1, 2002. Winners and their projects will be featured in the May 2003 Disney Adventures Magazine.

“The Disney Adventures All-Stars Program is a perfect way to motivate kids and show them the hands-on rewards of helping others,” said Suzanne Harper, editor in chief of Disney Adventures. “Our magazine is designed to entertain and inspire our readers as they grow up. We hope that this program will encourage them to help others and become more involved with their communities.”

Disney Adventures will provide a plan of action for kids, with suggestions for how to get started, suggested projects and local organizations, and a step-by-step calendar through six months. Winners will be chosen from both the Kid All-Star and Team All-Star categories based on an essay describing the problem they tried to solve, what activity they became involved in, and what volunteering meant to them.

Children can register for the Disney Adventures All-Stars Program by picking up a copy of the May 2002 issue of Disney Adventures (on stands April 23), by calling 1-800-Volunteer or by logging onto www.disney.com/allstars. Each registered All-Star will receive a T-shirt to prove they showed their character.

MiraCosta College Hosts Career Expo

Most students who attend college have career goals in mind. To give them a helping hand, MiraCosta College will host Career Expo 2002—a full slate of free activities for students and community members including a job fair, fashion show, and open house at the college’s new Career Center. All events will be held at the Oceanside campus at One Barnard Drive.

Events include “Pathways to Success,” a panel of local women professionals who will talk about their personal success stories, May 1, 4 p.m., in room 3601.

The job fair will be held May 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., near buildings 3000 and 3300. More than 60 employers will be on hand to distribute literature and answer questions about salaries, application and interview procedures, and the education required for various jobs. Fields to be represented include business, health care, high tech, child development, hospitality and tourism, horticulture, law enforcement, and others.

During the job fair, attendees can learn how to dress for success —for less— at a fashion show to be held 12:15-1 p.m., also near buildings 3000 and 3300. The fashion show will feature student models in clothing donated by retailers including Wal-Mart and Windsor Fashions as well as MiraCosta’s clothing store, “First Impressions,” which provides lightly used career wear at no cost to students in need of professional attire. As part of the event, image consultant Janine Wallner will give a presentation on how to maximize your wardrobe. If it rains, both the fashion show and job fair will be held in the Oceanside campus Student Center.

The community will have the opportunity to visit the Career Center May 2 from 2 to 4 p.m., located in Building T310 on MiraCosta’s Oceanside campus. Those who stop by may browse the resource library at the center, check out career development software programs, and learn how to surf the Web for career information and jobs. Admission is free.

San Diego National College Fair —A Well-Times Opportunity For College-Bound Students

With so many choices of colleges and universities, how can students find a college that’s right for them —the San Diego National College Fair! At the San Diego Convention Center on Harbor Drive, college representatives will provide prospective students and families with answers and materials of the nation’s postsecondary institutions on Monday, April 29, 2002, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Admission is free! Sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the fair will provide contact with more than 200 colleges and universities from a wide range of national and international, public and private, 2- and 4- year postsecondary institutions. Students and parents will be able to talk directly with admission representatives about college admissions requirements, the college application process, campus life, major fields of study, financial aid possibilities, as well as pick up admission materials and other helpful literature.

A counseling center is available for those seeking one-on-one counseling. Workshops will be offered to explain admissions procedures for the University of California, California State Universities and the California Community College system, as well as provide helpful workshops on financial aid, and how to select a college.

Visit the NACAC Web site for detailed information about the fair, including directions and a list of exhibitors at www.nacac.com.

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