Governor’s Race A Case of Deception
Democrat Governor Gray Davis VS Republican Bill Simon
The race for Governor has been conducted without much participation of the Mexican American electorate. A great deal of political propaganda has been put out by the Republican leadership attesting to the fact that the Mexican American voters were defecting from Democratic Governor Gray Davis to the Republican candidate Bill Simon.
San Diego School Board Needs to Change
De Beck and Lee Represent the Best Opportunity
Four years ago Alan Bersin became the Superintendent of the San Diego City Schools and with him came Anthony Alvarado and the much-touted “Blueprint for Student Success”. In order to ensure fulfillment of the Blueprint a school board majority was required and this majority was found in and with the elections of Sue Braun, Ron Ottinger, and Ed Lopez whose campaigns were financed and supported by the Chamber of Commerce, the San Diego Union Tribune, and big business. Since then Bersin and Alvarado have had carte blanc authority to do whatever they felt was necessary to carry out the Blueprint.
Sweetwater Union High School District Needs Changes In Its Troubled Board of Trustees
Relationships between Sweetwater Board members have led to an uncomfortable situation at Board meetings. The ability to conduct business in a dispassionate manner has become more and more difficult. As a consequence the school district is floundering. There is little that can be done to bring the present Board members to function in the interest of the Sweetwater School District. Money has become the hammer that now controls what happens. It is pervasive.
Cecilia Garcia-Kirk Our Choice for Member of City Council, National City
Cecilia Garcia-Kirk, a dedicated community activist for the past 18 years, convinced the Board of Editors of La Prensa San Diego that she was the best candidate for the 2nd seat for the National City, City Council. We believe she will complement the selection of Ron Morrison as Mayor and Francisco “Frank” Parra as City Councilpersons to bring a new dedicated team to City Hall.
Time for a Change at the Otay Water Board
The Otay Water Board has been an embarrassment, a shambles, since the last elections. The shenanigans that have been going on there have been well documented in the news medias and in court documents. And the voters have been waiting to make a change with this board.
Election Day is November 5
Court Re-emphasizes Importance of Civil Liberties
By Brian Gilmore
Attention, Attorney General John Ashcroft.
Despite the war on terrorism and our personal uncertainties, the most important ideals about America remain intact.
Alert For Seniors and Disabled Persons Who Currently Have Medicare and Medi-Cal
By Ben Medina, M.D.
The following is an alert concerning plans that are being proposed by San Diego County Health and Human Services that would affect seniors and disabled persons who currently have Medicare and Medi-Cal. The county is planning to begin voluntary enrollment but the long-term plan is to make it mandatory for those with Medicare/Medi-Cal to join a managed care plan.
Alerta Para Personas de la Tercera Edad e Incapacitadas Que Tienen Medicare y Medi-Cal
Por Ben Medina, M.D.
Esta es una alerta para proveer información acerca de planes de salud que el Condado de San Diego está proponiendo y que afectarían a personas de la tercera edad y personas incapacitadas que tienen Medicare y Medi-Cal. El Condado está planeando empezar registro voluntario pero el plan a largo plazo será hacerlo obligatorio para aquellos con Medicare/Medi-Cal a que se unan a un plan de salud administrado.
Proposition 47: Putting California’s Students First
By Marivic Tolentino
It’s elementary: Proposition 47, a school bond measure on the ballot this November 5, is one of the most critically important school construction initiatives in our state’s history. California must act now to improve the basic infrastructure of our educational system. At stake: our futures.
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Entertainment, Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits
La Muerte Está de Fiesta
· El IMAC organiza celebraciones del Día de Muertos en diferentes lugares de la ciudad de Tijuana.
Convocatoria Para Encontrar Un Cronista para la Ciudad de Tijuana.
Por: Paco Zavala
En Tijuana existe un Comité Cronista de Tijuana, que en cumplimiento de la encomienda que otorgó el Presidente Municipal del H. XVII Ayuntamiento C. José de Jesús González Reyes, busca para presentar una terna para que el H. Ayuntamiento designe a quien será el Primer Cronista de Tijuana.
El Cuento del Cafecito
Después de leer con detenimiento y con avidéz este hermoso libro de “El Cuento del Cafecito” de Julia Alvarez, queda un agradabilísimo sabor. Como su nombre lo describe es un cuento que hace mención a una situación relacionada con el café.
Mosaico de Actividades Culturales en Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
Las tradiciones mexicanas continúan conservándose muy a pesar de que las influencias de otros países aportan su granito de arena para olvidarnos de ellas, pero no es así, el mexicano de corazón se aferra a ellas con amor y pasión arrebatadoras, dramáticas y conservadoras. Si Ud. no ha tenido la oportunidad de viajar al interior de México, sería excelente idea que lo planeara para sus próximas vacaciones y se dará cuenta de que las tradiciones en México se conservan firmemente arraigadas a la historia, a la tradición misma, al mexicanismo, a la costumbre y a la vivencia, en el centro del país a las tradiciones la influencia de costumbres extrañas les hace lo que el viento a “Juárez” Unicamente quitarle el sombrero.
Calendar of Events . . .
By Berenice Cisneros
Indoor Custom Car Show
Join us from 10-5 pm at the Community Concourse Golden Hall 202 C St., Sunday, November 3rd for a show that will display over 200 of Southern California’s most exotic custom vehicles including Low Riders, Imports/Racers, Hot Rods, Trucks and SUV’s. There will also be Sweepstake Cash Prizes, a hot Bikini Contest, and a Celebrity Autograph Session.
Duarte Delivers Fantasy Baseball Message at Hall of Champions
By John Philip Wyllie
It’s more than 120 miles between Calexico and San Diego. But for Calexico Unified School District mentor teacher and athletic director Carlos Duarte, Saturday’s two-hour road trip was one well worth taking.
NABO superfeather champ Yoni Vargas: “Boxing Is Like Marriage - You Have To Give 100%”
By Fiona Manning
NABO super featherweight champion Yoni Vargas who was sidelined by a hand injury last month and forced to cancel his ESPN fight against Martin O’Malley, is hard at work preparing for his next fight, tentatively scheduled for late this month or early December.
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