Volume XXIV Number 47 November 22, 2000

FrontPage Stories

Remarks of Governor Gray Davis to Maldef With President-Elect Vicente Fox of Mexico

Thank you, Antonia (Hernandez, President and General Counsel of MALDEF) for your leadership and for inviting me to be here on this wonderful evening. Let me on behalf of 34 million Californians thank MALDEF for the work that it does day in and day out. MALDEF, I believe, is one of the strongest forces for justice, opportunity, and basic human rights our nation has ever seen, so thank you for what you do.



California Governor, Gray Davis, with Mexico's President-elect Vicente Fox.

I would like to acknowledge the presence of mi buen amigo, Cruz Bustamante, vice-gobernador; the speaker of the California Assembly, a very good friend, Robert Hertzberg; and also a good friend of mine, the former speaker, Antonio Villaraigosa. There are many other of my colleagues here and I want to thank them all for being here.

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UFW gives thanks for recent gains as it calls off table grape boycott
In a message timed for Thanksgiving, the United Farm Workers cited recent organizing and contract victories as it called a halt to its 16-year-old boycott of California table grapes.

Texas Execution Incites Passions, Cynicism, In Mexico
By Martin Espinoza
ACAMBARO, MEXICO — When one of the United States executes a high-profile prisoner, Mexico shudders with indignation.

SDSU President Stephen Weber Announces Decision on Use of Aztecs and
Montezuma
San Diego State University President Stephen L. Weber announced that SDSU will retain its affiliation with the Aztecs and that Montezuma will remain a symbol of the university. In addition, Weber will convene a special task force of SDSU students, faculty, staff and alumni to review the accuracy and appropriateness of how the university depicts Aztec culture through characterizations of Montezuma and SDSU's Aztecs logo.

Noticias de México...
Piden cuotas a otros cárteles
Mantienen los Arellano control de drogas en BC
TIJUANA, B.C. — Los Arellano Félix continúan siendo el grupo más poderoso de México y ha convertido a Tijuana en territorio abierto para el tráfico de drogas a varios cárteles del país.

Stories

Grossmont College Students Bring Home Medals From Culinary Olympics
El Cajon — Three Grossmont College students and two instructors in the college's ROP Culinary Arts program brought home Olympic medals - not from Australia, but from Erfurt, Germany, the site of the culinary Olympics, which every four years brings together the best in the world of food.

50 Estudiantes del Este del Condado Reciben Reconocimiento
Cincuenta estudiantes del este del Condado de San Diego fueron reconocidos por la supervisora del segundo distrito, Dianne Jacob por sus esfuerzos para evitar que los jóvenes tengan acceso al alcohol.

Crece un jardin dedicado a la salud del barrio
Escondido Community Health Center
Por Marcia Strickland
En una esquina del barrio de Escondido florece un huerto comunitario donde antes había estado un lote baldío. Mediante un acuerdo con la ciudad, el Escondido Community Health Center desarrolla varios jardines en esa extensión de cuatro acres y medio con parcelas distribuídas en 113 familias. Muchas personas visitan su jardin los fines de semana, trabajan en él, se relajan y charlan entre ellos mismos.

Operation Samahan Recognized by Johnson & Johnson for Innovation in
Community Health Care
Operation Samahan, Inc. has joined the winner's circle of distinguished health care organizations with the acceptance of this year's Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Crystal Award and an accompanying two-year, $100,000 grant. The award is one of the most significant honors in the community health care field, recognizing organizations for their ongoing commitment to help medically underserved people throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico.

¡Extra! ¡Extra!
Hispanic Periodicals in the United States
The names of some of the pioneering social reformers and journalists from the 20th century may be familiar to many Americans. The pictures documented by Jacob Riis and Ida Tarbell, among many others, tell the student of American history very much about the climate and cultural lives of the American citizen and immigrant at the turn of the last century. William Randolph Hearst based his fortune on the publication of stories about American society and culture. The tradition of social and cultural reporting continues until the present, but although these pioneers told much about their world, one large population was completely lost in the maelstrom of public journalism for a myriad of reasons ranging from language barriers to access to the tools of the trade. Hispanic Periodicals in the United States, Origins to 1960: A Brief History and Comprehensive Bibliography seeks to bring other names and issues to the forefront, the names and ideas of a population rarely capable of reaching the public sphere.

Encienda Una Vela
Mons. Thomas J. McSweeney
Abraham Lincoln y el Día de Gracias
Las siguientes palabras fueron dichas hace más de cien años y sin embargo aún hoy tienen vigencia. "El año que está llegando a su fin ha sido bendecido con campos productivos y cielos diáfanos. A esta abundancia que tanto disfrutamos, al punto que olvidamos la fuente de la que proviene, le han seguido otras gratificaciones, tan extraordinaria que no dejan de penetrar el corazón usualmente indiferente a la constante providencia de Dios Todopoderoso".

Educational Opportunities:
Aplicaciones Para Becas Universitarias a Estudiantes Hispanos Están Disponibles

College Scholarship Applications for Hispanic High School Seniors Now Available
Journalism Fellowships Available

City Uses Pro-Active Approach to Help Curb Domestic Violence Cases
Using a pro-active approach that combines prevention, intervention and prosecution, the City of Chula Vista Police Department, South Bay Community Services and other community partners are beginning to successfully impact the serious issue of domestic violence.

SDSU's Latino Alumni Chapter Celebrates Its Beginning
SDSU's Chicano/Latino alumni will celebrate the establishment of Los Aztecas, the University's newest alumni chapter, during the Axtecs vs. University of Nevada, Las Vegas football game on November 25 at 1 p.m. in the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot, section P-3.

Mexico's Cofetel Issues Presto A License to Provide Internet Services
Presto Telecommunications, Inc., of San Diego, has been issued a concession by the Mexican federal telecommunications agency, allowing them to provide Internet services, fax, data, and audio-text services.

Galpin Motors Selecciona a Pueblo Corporation Para Aumentar Sus Ventas Dentro del Mercado Hispano de Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Ca. — Galpin Motors Inc., la agencia líder en ventas de autos y camionetas Ford a nivel mundial, anunció sus planes de ampliar sus esfuerzos de mercadotecnia dentro del mercado Hispano de Los Angeles a través de una asociación con Pueblo Corporation, la empresa líder en mercadotecnia de afinidad que sirve a la comunidad Hispana.

Girl Power With An Accent... And An Attitude
LatinaTeen.com announced the November 13 launch date of its web site, www.LatinaTeen.com. Latina Teen is the premier portal for Hispanic teenaged girls, offering a significant amount of information and services. From tips on dating to fashion, to very active chat rooms, to the inside scoop of the hottest music teens are listening to. LatinaTeen.com is set to become the benchmark in the realm of Teen Cyberspace.

The San Diego Foundation Announces The First Grants From The Intergroup
Relations Project
Program helps unite immigrants and established residents.
The San Diego Foundation has announced the first grants awarded from the Intergroup Relations Project, a special program focused on getting immigrants and established residents to work together to address common community issues.

El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología en San Diego Provee Información dle Clima en Español en el Internet
El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología (NWS) en San Diego se obliga a proveerles a nuestros clientes información meteorologica exacta y comprensible. En nuestra región, estos clientes incluyen una población hispana ya grande y creciente que pueden ser mejor servidos al recibir esta información en español.

Conexión Rápida Entre México y Universidades Norteamericanas
México ha quedado conectado por computadora a 180 universidades, incluyendo la Universidad de California, industrias y agencias gubernamentales a velocidades de 100 a 1,000 veces mayores de lo que permitían tecnologías previas. Este enlace super rápido es parte del acuerdo de 1997 de cooperación en la enseñanza superior e investigación la UC y el Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, CONACYT, en México.

The Food Page:
Festive Gatherings -- Food, Family, Fun
Key ingredients for any festive gathering are food, family and fun! Delicious food the whole family will love and have fun creating...and, of course, eating! And what could be more delicious than three of America's favorite comfort foods: roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and apple pie.

Editorials

Editorial
Acción de Gracias - Thanksgiving Day
We join the rest of the country in the celebration of Thanksgiving Day. Many of us will join in the traditional Thanksgiving Meal with our families and friends. It is a day for reflection upon all the blessings that the good Lord has brought us in the past year.

TEZOZOMOC SPEAKS
National City voters ought to pull a Floridian and ask for a vote recount. Last go around they voted in Fred Soto as their city councilman even though he wasn't a resident of the city. Ahora, they just voted in another carpetbagger, Nick Inzunza, long time resident of Chula Vista, who named a home in National City as his residence though he never lived in it... and now he is a councilman.

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

Alfonso Wins Arizona Theatre Co.'s 6th Annual Latino Award
By Mayra Consuelo
The Arizona Theatre Company, in association with Centro Cultural Mexicano de Phoenix, selectied Alfonso Ramirez's drama, "The Eskimo Way" as the winner of the 2000 National Latino Playwriting Award. Ramirez was awarded $1,000.

El actor y cantante Carlos Lopez "El Campero" es un triunfador
Por: Paco Zavala
Gozando de la quietud, de la paz, del amor, de la comprensión y de la felicidad que por norma rodean un verdadero hogar, perfectamente conformado , nos encontramos al Sr. Carlos López Ortega, en el mundo del espectáculo a este señor se le conoce como "El Campero".

Mario Lopez Returns to San Diego; reveals future plans
By John Phillip Wylie
Television and screen actor, Mario Lopez doesn't get back to his parent's Chula Vista home as much as he would like, but during a brief 48 hour visit last weekend he participated in a good cause and revealed his latest plans to return for a longer visit to work on an upcoming project.

Calendar of Events...
by Berenice Cisneros
Holiday of Lights
The Holiday of Lights, the largest and most dazzling display of festive lights on the West Coast, opens Thanksgiving evening, November 23 and continues through January, 1 with more than 375 displays, more than 70 of them new. Among the new displays ice skaters on a lighted rink, an animated Santa Claus in an antique car, elves decorating a 22-foot tree, a surfing Santa and an animated toy soldier. Many of the traditional displays also return this year including the crowd-pleasers Top Gun Santa flying low over the Fairgrounds in his plane and the Friendly Dragon in the lake.

La Vida de Minerva Tapia es la Danza.
Por: Paco Zavala
En las oficinas de la Escuela de Danza "Gloria Campobello" encontramos a la Sra. Lic. en Danza Minerva Tapia, mismo centro de instrucción dancística en la que la Lic. Tapia imparte clases. Esta H. Institucion es atinadamente dirigida por la Profra. Margarita Robles.

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