Volume XXVI Number 28 July 12, 2002

FrontPage Stories

Bronze Triangle Hosts Charrette to Bringing Residents and Experts Together to Plan City of Villages

More than 100 residents gathered with San Diego real estate experts at the Bronze Triangle Community Development Corporation’s (CDC) recent community charrette to discuss revitalization of the CDC’s neighborhoods, which encompass Grant Hill, Logan Heights and Stockton.


Residents successfully team with local real estate experts to promote revitalization in the Bronze Triangle.

The charrette (a French term that signifies a collaboration of ideas with the outcome being an action plan) was designed to bring together residents and local real estate experts to garner ideas and build support for revitalizing these three urban San Diego neighborhoods that border the downtown ballpark. Discussions included affordable housing, neighborhood beautification, creating a commercial retail town center in the Imperial Avenue corridor and rehabilitating a former hospital site into a “medical mall” of physicians and health care offices. The ideas cultivated from the community charrette will be later used as an outline for Bronze Triangle’s “City of Villages” pilot program application.

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Battle Emerges Over Latino Votes; Democrats, GOP Woo New Citizens
By Juliet Eilperin
Myra Salguero had been a U.S. citizen for about five minutes when GOP volunteer Maxine Clark nabbed her. As Salguero made her way from the Lloyd D. George Federal Building in Las Vegas after taking her citizenship oath, Clark pulled her aside, deftly switched to Spanish and suggested she register to vote. Salguero, a Guatemala native who later told a reporter she had “never been involved in political stuff,” promptly signed up as a Republican.

Analysis
Michael’s New Racial Makeover – Phony or For Real?
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson
It was a sight that few ever imagined they’d see. There was one-time pop king Michael Jackson standing at the podium at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network’s headquarters in Harlem, sounding every bit like another Jackson — Jesse, that is — at his racial saber-rattling best. With a grim-faced Sharpton hovering behind him and an audience of 300 cheering Black supporters in front of him, Jackson unleashed a volley of racial invectives at his record company, Sony Music Entertainment Corporation, and bosses of the record industry.

Army Video Game – Shrewd Recruitment Tool, But Where’s the Gore?
By Pedro Paulo Viegas De Sa
The U.S. Army has finally figured out how to communicate with today’s young people — through computer screens.

Stories

Bitterness at the Border
By John MacCormack
LAJITAS, Texas, July 1, 2002 — Erected a few months ago at the river crossing just west of town, the metal marker traces the use of the traditional Rio Grande ford from Spanish conquistadors to 20th century “bootleggers, bandits and businessmen.”

UCSD’s CHUM Program Offers a Summer of Science Exploration
Forty middle school and high school students in San Diego are spending their summer in a special Science Camp at the University of California, San Diego that exposes youngsters to the basics of scientific research in university laboratories. Sponsored by UCSD’s CHUM (Consortium of High Schools/Undergraduate and Medical Schools) outreach program, the six-week Science Camp is intended to increase students’

CalTeach Strives to Address Diversity Among Teachers
Student Population is Not in Line With Ethnic Breakdown of Teachers
The California Center for Teaching Careers (CalTeach) is conducting outreach efforts to attract more ethnically diverse teachers into the teaching profession, but more community support and involvement is needed.

CalTeach Se Esfuerza Por Solucionar la Poca Diversidad Étnica
La Población Estudiantil no se Compara con la Distribución Étnica de los Maestros
El California Center for Teaching Careers o CalTeach (Centro para las Carreras Docentes de California) está realizando esfuerzos para informar y atraer a maestros de diversos grupos étnicos a la profesión docente, pero se necesita más apoyo y participación por parte de la comunidad.

Ed Fest 2002 Kicks Off Commitment to Quality Education in Southeastern San Diego
Ed Fest celebrates the community’s commitment to improving student academic performance and creates a parent-network that will help children, schools, and community. Ed Fest is a free event taking place on Saturday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gompers Park.

Former Gang Member’s Son Wins “Laws Of Life” Essay Contest at USD
Daniel Villarreal, the son of a former gang member, won the “Laws of Life” essay contest for high school students at the fourth annual Character Education Leadership Academy at the University of San Diego June 26.

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Yhamel Catacora
El SIDA se puede prevenir hablando
Hace poco un oyente se indignó ante un anuncio de servicio público radial que destacaba la forma correcta de utilizar un condón; según el oyente el hablar del condón, en un medio de comunicación, era de mal gusto, grosero, y tenía la vil hazaña de pervertir a los oyentes.

Iluminan Nuevos Zurcos Para Transplantes de Organos: Las Hermanas Chávez
Esperan Incrementar el Entendimiento y Conocimiento del Transplante y Donación de Organos en Vida Entre las Comunidades Hispanas
LOS ANGELES – A poco más de seis meses de haber recibido el “regalo de vida”, la familia Chávez sigue celebrando este verano el haber recuperado a uno de sus miembros, esto gracias a una donación de órganos de una hermana a la otra. Al relatar su historia los Chávez dicen que, por diez años Juanita Chávez ahora con 30 años de edad, vivió por espacio de diez años afectada por un mal hepático.

Legion Fights For ‘Concurrent Receipt’ As White House Objects
WASHINGTON — The 2.8-million member American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization, is at odds with the Bush administration. The issue is legislation that would allow service-disabled military retirees to concurrently receive their military retired pay and their disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

One Law, Many Language
California Courts Enlist Ethnic Media to Help Recruit Interpreters; Thousands Needed to Ensure Equal Justice
San Francisco-The Judicial Council of California today announced the launch of a new phase of its ongoing campaign to recruit qualified interpreters through the state’s increasingly influential multilingual ethnic media.
Tijuana Oeste Rotary Club Celebrates its 30th Anniversary
The Northern Baja California Rotary District is proud of its 118 Rotary Clubs 10 of which are in Tijuana. Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotarians, Juan Aguila and Delta M. Collins, were honored guests of Tijuana Oeste Rotary Club, Guermo Fernandes Pavon, President and Jose Luis Mendoza, President-elect, and Caesar Reyes Zanabria, past President and current International Director, at their 30th anniversary and installation banquet held at the Lucerne Hotel in Tijuana.

Calculate Your Landscape’s Water Needs On-line Tool Provides Customized Schedule
By Luis Generoso
Water year 2002 was not good for San Diego landscapes. During the past 12 months, only 28 percent of the normal rainfall fell in San Diego. With only three measly inches falling, the past year will go into the books as the driest ever in San Diego. Couple that with the fact that this is the fourth year in a row with below normal rainfall, and there’s never been a drier four-year period in San Diego’s weather history.

Community Notes:
Oceanside Senior Citizens’ Center Homeowner and Renter Assistance Program
You may qualify for a tax rebate! The City of Oceanside Senior Citizens’ Center is hosting the 2002 Homeowner and Renter Assistance Program, to be held weekly. Sponsored by the California State Franchise Tax Board, assistance is provided by trained volunteers and is designed to assist senior citizens and persons who are blind or disabled who meet certain eligibility criteria.

Editorials
Editorial
Critical Conditions at Sweetwater Union High School District Calls for State Investigation
There are red flags everywhere at Sweetwater Union High School District signifying big trouble for that district.

Editorial
National City Police Review Board: Paper Tiger or Tiger with Teeth
The citizens of National City have made it clear: They want and the city needs a Citizens’ Police Review Board. The question is what form will this review board take? Will it be one that will effectively handle citizen’s complaints? Or, will it be a Review Panel that is essentially a paper tiger?

Commentary
Help Wanted: Professional Volunteers?
By Jason F. Wright
I’ll be honest, earlier this year when President Bush first announced his “volunteer” initiative, FreedomCorp; I drank the Kool-Aid as quickly as the next guy.

Commentary
Otay Ranch and The End of the MSCP
By Nancy Fay
All over American people praise —and copy— San Diego’s Multiple Species Conservation Program. As well they should: The MSCP was the first and still the best program in the country to preserve land for wildlife while at the same time, setting aside land for people. All at no cost to the taxpayers.

Tezozomoc Speaks...
Otro día de calor! Summer is here. I can tell... Afuera de mi Jacal el cactus está floreciendo, it’s the only thing that is. Las flores se mueren and the grass is getting thirsty!

The Public Forum ... El Foro Publico
Class Action against School District to be Heard Friday
In August 2000, a class action complaint was filed with the California Department of Education (CDE) on behalf of a group of students with significant disabilities in San Diego Unified School District who were not receiving appropriate educational services and supports in accordance with federal and state law.

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

Othello, ingenio seductoramente trágico
Por Claudia Hernández
Shakespeare, nos revela la grandiosidad de su genio a través de la puesta de teatro que se lleva a cabo de la obra Othello, la cual puede ser apreciada en el teatro Actor’s Asylum los jueves, viernes, sábado y domingo en dos funciones: 7:00 y 8:00 p.m. Así pues, en esta ocasión el genio de uno de los literatos más valiosos de la humanidad se ejerce y resucita por medio de la tragedia de Othello.

A 14 Años de Distancia de la Fundación de la Escuela de Música del Noroeste
Por: Paco Zavala
Indudablemente que todos los pueblos del mundo son propietarios de una sed indescriptible por aprender, por saber, por hurgar, por encontrar, por descubrir, y que sé yo. Nuestra querida Tijuana, no puede ser la excepción.

Compay Segundo: Duets
By Pablo de Sainz
Cuban music —all aspects of cuban music: bolero, salsa, trova- has the ability to move you; move your heart, move your mind, move your feet, move your body.

Virginia Hernández
Por Pablo De Sainz
Women in Mexican arts have an important role, because through them, women have the chance to destroy stereotypes and social conditions, to better the life of women in Mexico.

Virginia Hernández: Sanborn’s Light
Por Pablo De Sainz
Las mujeres en las artes mexicanas ocupan un lugar muy importante, porque a través de ellas, las mujeres luchan por cambiar estereotipos y condiciones sociales, por mejorar la vida de las mujeres en México.

Mosaico de Actividades Culturales en Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
En plena temporada de verano y de vacaciones escolares la efervescencia en las actividades culturales en Tijuana y sus alrededores sigue su marcha a pasos agigantados.

La Cultura Oaxaqueña es Celebrada Por Tercera Vez en la Guelaguetza en Cal State San Marcos
La cultura y tradiciones de Oaxaca, México serán festejadas durante la tercera Guelaguetza a celebrarse en la Universidad Estatal de California en San Marcos. El evento tendrá lugar el Domingo, 21 de julio, 2002 de 10:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. en los campos de la Universidad (esquina de South Twin Oaks Drive y Craven Road).

Oaxacan Culture Celebrated at Third Cal State San Marcos Guelaguetza
The culture and traditions of Oaxaca, Mexico, will be celebrated during the third-annual California State University San Marcos Guelaguetza, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sun., July 21, on the campus’s lower field (corner of S. Twin Oaks Valley Road and Craven Road).

Calendar of Events:
by Berenice Cisneros
Free Summer Concert Series
Concerts on the Green in Downtown El Cajon continue every Friday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 pm through September 27 on the Prescott Promenade on Main Street. Concerts are held in conjunction with the Marketplace in El Cajon, the weekly farmer’s market featuring fresh produce, crafts and ethnic food.

Gonzales Hopes WUSA Experience Will Benefit Mexico
By John Philip Wyllie
While the Washington Freedom’s Monica Gerardo remains the most successful of the handful of Mexican-American women starring in the WUSA women’s professional soccer league, her Mexican national Team teammate, Monica Gonzales, is closing fast on her heels.

Bullfight World
By Lyn Sherwood
Five Runners Gored in Third Bull Run in Pamplona Feria
Five Pamplona runners, including one from New Mexico, were seriously gored in a period of only 12 minutes, during the third day of the bull run, one of the highlights of Spain’s annual Feria de San Fermín. The injured runners joined three others who were already hospitalized as the result of being injured by the bulls.

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