Ira Por Las Viñas
La Crisis Agrícola de California
Por: Eduardo Stanley
Durante el verano en California, el viajero puede apreciar en sus valles infinidad de campos de uva cultivados por campesinos inmigrantes, mayoritariamente mexicanos. Sea para pasas, vinos o consumo de mesa, la uva representa un cultivo crucial para la economía estatal: casi un millón de acres que produjeron 6.6 millones de toneladas en 2002, 11% más que en el 2001. En dólares, la producción total de uvas representó la segunda fuente de ingresos agrícolas con $2.7 billones en 1999el nueve por ciento de la producción agrícola de ese año, estimada en 29 billones de dólares.
A Million Dollar Opportunity!
Imagine that $1 million winning lottery tickets were being handed out to kids across the state. The line to get one would be miles long! Cal Grants provide such a golden opportunity for thousands of California’s students...
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will top $5 million in scholarship offers in ‘03
By Katie McFarland
Twenty-eight-year-old Rachel Breman said she was completely shocked when her “shot in the dark” application turned into a possible $50,000 graduate studies scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke foundation.
Medical Board of California Announces Launch of Student Loan Repayment Program
SACRAMENTOThe Medical Board of California announced the launch of a new program that encourages recently licensed physicians to practice in underserved locations in California by authorizing a plan for repayment of their medical school loans in exchange for their service in a designated medically underserved area for a minimum of three years.
Many Latinos Favor Bottled Water
By David Minkow
Eileen Navarro refuses to drink the water from her tap. “I don’t trust it,” explains the East Los Angeles mother of three. “It comes through dirty pipes, plus I don’t believe the water is any good to begin with.”
La Prensa Persa
LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. Except for YOU and ME!
Prop 187 is back with a vengeance!
By: Ramin Moshiri
I remember my 1st days in the United States when I spent the summer of 1975 with my Baptist host family. The Sunday school, streets, billboards, cable and Ma Bell telephone services were all fascinating. Even the air smelled pleasantly different. Although the country I was coming from was blessed with good oil revenue and lots of developments at that time, United States was simply amazing. People could read any books, say anything and Xerox any information. They could travel freely by car or airplane to and from anywhere within or outside the United States without inquisition and prosecution. Johnny Carson joked about the head of the state and his policies. Unbelievable! People left their homes unlocked in that small town. Unheard off!