Southwestern Community College District Swears In New Trustees
Salcido and Aranda Join Southwestern College’s Governing Board
The Southwestern Community College District swore in two new trustees to the Southwestern College’s Governing Board during its December 11th meeting.
County Board of Education Seeking Applicants to Fill Fourth District Seat Representing Inland North County
The San Diego County Board of Education is seeking applicants from the North Inland region of the county for a seat on the board that would represent that area.
Energy Department Partners With the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute
WASHINGTON, DC Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham today announced an increase in funds to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute (HFSI) that will benefit more than 1,000 students in colleges and universities throughout the Nation. Students in states with high Hispanic student populations California, Florida and Texas will receive the largest share of funds.
Even though California is facing unprecedented fiscal challenges this holiday season, I would like to remind my fellow Californians about the importance of finding the time to give of our time and resources to help the less fortunate.
Un collage de tradiciones navideñas
Por Pablo De Sainz
Aquí en La Prensa San Diego seguimos presentándoles artículos sobre diferentes tradiciones decembrinas en la frontera y en México. Ya anteriormente publicamos crónicas sobre el Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe, sobre la celebración de las posadas y sobre el divertido teatro de las pastorelas.
“¡Dale, dale, dale, no pierdas el tino…!”
Las piñatas navideñas
Por Pablo De Sainz
Les tengo una noticia que quizá decepcionará a muchos: las piñatas navideñas no se originaron en México.
El Simbolismo de las Piñatas
El simbolismo de las piñatas, representa al diablo quien atrae al hombre con placeres superfluos, la persona vendada es la fe que es ciega y se encarga de destruir al espíritu maligno y el palo encarna la virtud que vence la tentación. También se cree que la piñata representa las tres virtudes teologales: la fe, la esperanza y la caridad.
How to Make Puerto Rican Pasteles
This is a lot of work, but worth it for the holidays
By Francisco Sola
Parrandas is Christmas caroling Puerto Rican style. Friends gather late in the evening to go from one house to the next singing traditional songs. The parranderos must surprise the unsuspecting friend and wake them with their music. The home owner has already given plenty of “hints” that he is prepared to receive a parranda. The parranderos gather outside the front door and at a signal the musicians play and the rest sing. At each house they stop for a while and party, then they go to the next house. Often the members of the house join the parranda and it grows in numbers during the evening.
Marketing to Hispanics - en Español or English?
Virtually every immigrant group arriving in the United States has adopted English and forgotten its native tongue. Will the pattern hold for the U.S. Hispanic population? Research shows that it will, although continued immigration and Spanish-language media could slow the process. The findings hold significant implications for corporate marketers and their strategies.
The New York Times Launches a Weekly in Mexico
The New York Times launched a Spanish-language supplement of the newspaper on November 23 inserted in the four Mexican daily newspapers owned by Grupo Reforma: El Norte in Monterrey, Reforma in Mexico City, Mural in Guadalajara and Palabra in Saltillo.
Angelides Announces Nearly $12 Million in Tax Incentives For San Diego Projects
SACRAMENTO The California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC), chaired by State Treasurer Phil Angelides, voted today to award $11.9 million in federal tax incentives to six commercial revitalization projects in San Diego. These awards represent the first to be made under recent Federal legislation as well as State legislation sponsored by Treasurer Angelides and authored by State Senator Dede Alpert (San Diego).
LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
El Soporte Informativo Para Millones de Hispanos
Si Bebes y Manejas, Pierdes
En esta época del año hay muchas ocasiones para celebrar y existe una tendencia de centrar esas fiestas alrededor del alcohol, lo que abre la puerta a manejar ebrio, que es ilegal. Tristemente, los choques automovilísticos son la principal causa de muerte entre hispanos del primero a los 44 años de edad. En el 2001 más de 17, 000 personas perdieron la vida en este país y aproximadamente 275,000 resultaron lesionadas en choques automovilísticos relacionados con el consumo de alcohol. Por lo tanto, estar consciente de estas estadísticas es muy importante a la hora de planear las celebraciones de fin de año.
Calling All Local Heros
Do you know a hero? Someone in your community who is building a neighborhood center for needy kids, developing recycling programs for their schools or helping save the life of a perfect stranger?
Carlos Bejar Hired as Emergency Services Manager for Chula Vista
To respond proactively to the current security and safety conditions as well as potential natural disasters, the city of Chula Vista has created the Office of Emergency Services (OES) and hired Carlos Bejar to fill the job as manager.
Tax Planning Can’t Wait There is very little you can do after December 31 to lower your tax bill for the current year
WMNS Don’t wait until it’s too late to start thinking about strategies to reduce your 2002 tax liability. By starting now, you may be able to keep more dollars in your pocket. This article, written by the experts at William Blair Wealth Management Services, provides some tax planning tips to help you make informed decisions to reduce your tax bill.