May 17, 2002

Community Notes:

Pictured left: American Legion Post 6 Commander Horace Estrada at LULAC scholarship fundraiser with Harriet, one of the bingo prize winners.

LULAC Raises Scholarship Funds

On Sunday, April 28, the League of United Latin American Citizens held its first Bingo fundriaser of the year. The funds collected from this fundraiser will benefit the June 22, 2002 Scholarship and Award recipients. Thanks go out the following community sponsors: Macy’s; American Legion Post 6; Home Depot-I-805 & Dennery Road; Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians; San Diego Padres; Home Depot-Saturn Blvd., South Bay; Target N. 4th Ave., C.V.; San Diego Zoological Society, La Prensa San Diego; Pacific Bell; XEWT TV; Home Depot-Plaza Court, C.V.; Smart & Final, Plaza Blvd., N.C.; Cherie Morante; Audree Reynolds; SeaWorld Adventure Parks; LULAC members and Friends.

American Legion on the Move

American Legion Post 6 Commander Horace B. Estrada and Second Vice Commander Ann Marie Brown participated in the 3 mile walk for the Children’s Miracle Network Walkathon on Saturday April 20th, at Kit Carson Park. A total of $3100 was collected to benefit the health center. The walk was sponsored by the J.B. Clark American Legion Post and its Auxiliary. Thanks go out to McDonald’s; Wendy’s; and Henry’s Market.


Community Celebrates Día de San Ysidro at Las Americas on May 18 With All-Day Events

The community of San Ysidro will celebrate the 9th annual Día de San Ysidro/Heritage Day on Saturday May 18, 2002 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the west end of The Shops at Las Americas. St. Isidro de Labrador, the patron saint of agricultural workers and the Saint for which San Ysidro was named, will be feted at the day-long, fair organized by the Neighborhood Partnership Program. The event is free and open to the public.

In the Latin culture the cities Saint’s day is traditionally celebrated with music, games, food, fireworks and live entertainment. Within this spirit of tradition, residents of San Ysidro and its visitors pay annual tribute to its history and nurture its future. Día de San Ysidro/Heritage Day will feature a variety of games for children, an astro jump, food booths, community services representatives, art, drama and live music. Featured performers include Danza Azteca, San Marcos University’s Mixtlan, the San Ysidro school district bands and choirs and local mariachis. According to Robert Chavez, City of San Diego, San Ysidro Project Manager, “It’s a tribute to the community that this great number of organizations can pull together and organize an event such as this year after year. We anticipate doubling our attendance this year and look forward to the event.”

Science and Literature: A Voyage of Discovery

The Chula Vista Elementary School District and The Chula Vista Elementary Council PTA have joined together to promote a community-wide event “Science and Literature, A Voyage of Discovery” scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Casillas Elementary School, 1130 East “J” Street, Chula Vista, California.

This unique event will connect literature and science through a variety of activities that promise to spark creativity and interest in the minds of young children. Elementary school age youngsters will have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities including listening to guest readers, conducting related science experiments, touring a science fair, and seeing how a magician uses science to perform magic tricks. Saturday’s adventure has all of the ingredients necessary for an exciting day of learning and fun.

Stories will be read every half hour from 10:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and children will have the opportunity to receive a free book after listening to two stories. Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of brave Bessie Coleman (Lindbergh); One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong; and The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush (which will be offered in Spanish) are but a few of the selected books that will be read orally. Participants will receive a “Voyage of Discovery” map that will include instructions for completing activities to receive a free book.

For further information, contact Sharon Rissetto (619) 420-4151 Ext. 3573.

Homenajearán a Estudiantes Por su Logro Académico

San Marcos High School Proyecto PATH Beca Título VII reconocerá a los estudiantes de Aprendizaje en el Idioma Inglés por su logro académico y celebrará el éxito de estos estudiantes el Viernes, 24 de Mayo del 2002 de 7:00-9:00 p.m. en el Gimnasio de San Marcos High School. Invitados de Honor serán José “El Gallo” Gadea y Miguel Angel “El DJ Corbaton” conductores de La Nueva 106.5 F.M. El Proyecto PATH inició hace cinco años con la meta de mejorar el nivel académico de los estudiantes de Aprendizaje en el Idioma Inglés, incluyendo el desarrollo de promedio de calificación, aumentando el número de estudiantes reclasificados afluentes en el Idioma Inglés y aumentando el número de estudiantes que tienen un promedio de calificación a un nivel de 3.0 o más. La beca tuvo mucho éxito y acabará el 30 de Junio del 2002. Si tiene alguna pregunta, favor de comunicarse con Emma Medina, Enlace de la Comunidad de San Marcos High School al (760)290-2200.

Workshops Set For Input on Community Park at Rolling Hills Ranch

Two community workshops have been scheduled to give Chula Vista residents an opportunity to participate in the planning of the future community park at rolling Hills Ranch. Both of these meetings will be held at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, 2295 MacKenzie Creek Road, in the Rolling Hills neighborhood in eastern Chula Vista.

At the first workshop, city staff and the city’s design consultants will give an overview of the park program as well as explore the opportunities and constraints that the park site offers. This will be followed by a chance for the public to express their ideas, needs, wants and opinions. This workshop will be held on May 20 from 6-8 p.m.

At the second workshop on June 24 from 6-8 p.m., three concept scenarios incorporating the public involvement from the previous workshop will be presented for comment.

Information about plans for this park also is available by calling (619) 409-5979.


All Female Martial Arts Tournament

The first annual all-female martial arts tournament will be held on Sunday, May 26,2002 at the Scottish Rite Center in Mission Valley. The event is organized by Grand Master David Chaanine and the Gina Eisenman Foundation. Competitors from all schools and martial arts styles are welcomed. The event will celebrate the physical skills and the spiritual strength of women as developed through martial arts, demonstrating women’s resistance to violence through strategies of prevention, increased awareness and the will to survive. Grand Master Chaanine and his staff, including many female black belt instructors, hope to use this ground-breaking event to enhance women’s safety and appreciation for the martial arts. For more information phone 619-987-8828 or email tkdmidge@cox.net.

Torneo de Artes Marciales Para la Mujer

El primer torneo y exhibición de artes marciales, dedicado estrictamente a la mujer, se celebrará el Domingo 26 de Mayo en el Centro Scottish Rite de San Diego, en Mission Valley. El torneo se organiza por el Gran Maestro David Chaanine y la Fundación Gina Eisenman. Se aceptan competidores de todos estilos y escuelas de artes marciales. Con este evento, celebramos las habilidades físicas tales como el poder espiritual de la mujer, realizados por el estudio de artes marciales. La resistencia a la violencia se promueve por estrategias de prevención, de aumentar nuestros conocimientos y de reforzar la voluntad de sobrevivir. El Gran Maestro Chaanine y sus instructoras de cinturón negro, quieren utilizar este torneo para aumentar la protección de la mujer y su interés en las artes marciales. Para más información, marque 619-987-8828 ó por correo electrónico el tkdmidge@cox.net.

Maritime Career Expo and Job Fair

Want to work where you play? Looking for a career? Out of work? Discover the exciting world of maritime-related careers! Saturday, May 25, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Holiday Inn on the Bay, 1355 N. Harbor Drive Across from the Star of India.

Meet representatives from Merchant Marine, Military Sealift Command, United States Navy, United States Cost Guard, Inland Boatman’s Union, Continental Maritime, South West Marine, NASSCO, Crowley, tugwear.com, tug boat companies, yacht and charter, sport fishing, excursion fleets, maritime products, tourism, California Maritime Academy, Propeller Club of San Diego, San Diego Unified Port District, San Diego Maritime Museum, Holiday Inn on the Bay, ROP, more. Raffles and prizes, too!

For more information contact Rosanne Bentley 760-434-9573 or sdmaritimeinformationcenter.org.

Ramona Air Fair to Run 3 Days for First Time

For the first time ever, Ramona Air Fair expands to three days in 2002. The event runs Friday to Sunday, May 31 through June 2.

Festivities begin Friday from 5-10 p.m. with a dance, formation flights, aircraft displays and demonstrations, a hot air balloon launch with nightglow effects and fireworks. Admission is $5 per adult or $8 per couple. Kids are free.

New to the schedule this year is a Saturday night dance with a live band. Admission and other events will be the same as Friday, but without fireworks.

Daytime events on Saturday and Sunday are free to everyone and include firefighting demonstrations; military fly-bys; static displays of military, antique, home-built and experimental aircraft; fire attack demonstrations; and skydiving exhibitions. Community groups will sell food and beverages. The Santa Maria Masonic Lodge will once again hold its scholarship breakfast to raise money for children of firefighters killed in the line of duty.

The Air Fair’s sponsor is Viejas Enterprises and hosts include, California Department of Forestry, U.S. Forest Service, Ramona Chamber of Commerce, North County Times, County Airports and County Television Network.

Cal State San Marcos

California State University San Marcos will recognize the accomplishments of 14 students, many of who are the first in their families to graduate from college. Students from the state’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and from the Academic Support Program for Intellectual Rewards and Enhancement (A.S.P.I.R.E.), a federally funded TRIO program, will be recognized for their achievements at a ceremony at 6 p.m., Friday, May 31 at the Red Barn, 1950 Sycamore Drive in San Marcos.

The students to be honored on May 31 have completed their degree requirements in the College of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, or the College of Education. “I believe these students have taken the first step to break the history of poverty and create social justice through education for next generations,” says Meza. “Our recognition ceremony culminates a successful academic career for our students, and enhances our retention efforts for our continuing students.”

Memorial Day 2002 Celebration

Glen Abbey Memorial Park and Mortuary is pleased to invite the members of our community to celebrate Memorial day at Glen Abbey Memorial Park. We have festivities beginning at 11:00 a.m. with a program by the Fleet Reserve Association. Patriotic music will be sung by the renowned, award winning choir from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Elementary School. We also plan an aerial tribute by the Commemorative Air Force. For the young and the young at heart we have a petting zoo set up, and balloons for the children. We also are providing a Flag Repository for worn and torn U.S. Flags, for a dignified disposition at a later date.

The event will be held on Monday, May 27, 11:00 a.m. at The Little Chapel of the Roses, Glen Abbey Memorial Park, 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita, Ca. 91902. This event is free to the public.

College for Kids

Southwestern College offers, for the 28th year, College for Kids (CFK), a summer enrichment program for gifted and high-ability students. Open to students entering grades five through nine. CFK offers two afternoon sessions to choose from: Session One is July 1-11; Session Two is July 22-August 1. Both sessions take place Monday through Thursday, 1-4 p.m. on the college campus. The fee for each session is $110.

Students choose two courses to take per session, which include Web Movies, Ceramics, Spanish, Web Page Design, Theatre, Puppet-Making, Crime Scene Investigation, Photography, Exploring the Wild and more...

To call for more information or to request a CFK brochure, call the Continuing Education Office at 619-482-6376.

Sports

Register now to play men’s 5x5 all-passing flag football. Weekend and evening leagues in Poway, Mira Mesa and National City start in June. We offer inter-league playoffs with 4 neighboring counties. Call toll-free (877) 846-3178 or direct to (714) 773-4829, or visit our website at www.topgunflagfootball.com. Must be 18+.

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