Volume XXVI Number 40 October 4, 2002

FrontPage Stories

Ofie Escobedo Para Consejera Municipal de Carlsbad

Inicia su carrera política para beneficio de su propia comunidad

Por America Feldman

CARLSBAD — Con unos objetivos bien pensados y planeados como el fomentar y protejer la cálidad de vida en Carlsbad, así como trabajar en la solución de los problemas que aquejan a esa ciudad de la costa norte de San Diego, la popular Ofelia “Ofie” Escobedo, es una de las candidatas que compite actualmente por ser Consejera Municipal (City Council), en las próximas elecciones municipales del 5 de Noviembre.


Ofelia Escobedo and her sons, Michael (left) and J.R. at the kick-off campaign for Carlsbad City Council, held inthe Carlsbad Barrio Museum. Photo by Delta M. Collins.

Entre las metas de Ofelia Escobedo quien se encuentra en campaña visitando los lugares y personas de Carlsbad, dándo a conocer sus planteamientos y metas para ocupar la posición de consejera municipal, teniendo como objetivos primordiales el fomentar un mejor modo de vida en beneficio de los habitantes de esa ciudad, trabajando en la solución de los diversos problemas que aquejan esa comunidad, tales como la distribución de agua, vivienda, educación, conservación de la belleza natural de las playas y espacios abiertos, y brindar seguridad pública.

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Latino Voters Most Likely to Identify as Democrats, But Party Loyalty is Shallow, and Political Views Defy Easy Categorization
Immigrants Transforming and Expanding the Hispanic Electorate
Washington, DC– The Hispanic electorate is emerging as a distinct presence on the political landscape, – The Hispanic electorate is emerging as a distinct presence on the political landscape, demonstrating broad but shallow party loyalty and a mixture of ideological beliefs and policy positions that defies easy categorization, according to a new national survey of Latinos who are registered to vote. At the same time, immigration is resulting in an infusion of new voters, and U.S.- and foreign-born Latinos take somewhat different views on a variety of issues.

A College Education – Only for the Rich in Tijuana!
By Mariana Martinez
I tried twice to get into med school at UABC. The second time around I was really desperate, but they gave preference to those who’s parents were all so doctors. I couldn’t go another year without school, so I enrolled in Ibero-a private university. I study electromecanical engineering. I work at the school in my free time in order to pay for my education.

–Hilda.

Un Título Universitario — Solamente Para Los Ricos en Tijuana
Por Mariana Martinez
Intenté dos veces entrar a medicina a la UABC, ya para la segunda estaba súper de-sesperada, se le da preferencia a los hijos de médicos, más si son egresados de ahí. No podía estar otro año sin estudiar y así entre a la Ibero, a estudiar ingeniería, que también me gusta. Ahora trabajo como becaria en mis horas libres de la escuela para poder pagar la universidad.

-- Testimonio de Hilda
Estudiante de Ingeniería Electromecánica en la UIA

Outstanding Hispanic Lawyers and Jurists Profiled During Hispanic Heritage Month
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, the lives and careers of four prominent Hispanic lawyers and jurists will be profiled on the Web site of the American Bar Association Division for Public Education http://www.abanet.org/publiced/home.html.

Davis firma la ley sobre arbitraje laboral para campesinos
Como se esperaba, el gobernador Gray Davis escogió entre dos controversiales propuestas, favoreciendo al final a los trabajadores agrícolas sindicalizados y dejando atrás a los inmigrantes indocumentados.

Stories

Black Leaders, Not ‘Barbershop,’ Need a Trim
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson
“Barbershop” is one funny movie. But even more laughable are the outrageous responses to the film by two prominent Black leaders.

Resident Team Develops Innovative Plan for Redevelopment in Southeastern San Diego Area
Some of the country’s most innovative ideas for inner-city redevelopment are soon to come before the San Diego City Council, and they have come from a most unlikely source—the community residents themselves.

Bronze Triangle CDC Mark Significant Milestone With Grand Opening of Family Resource
After a year of hard work and dedication, the Bronze Triangle Community Development Corporation (BTCDC) debuted its most significant accomplishment to date: the grand opening celebration of their Family Resource Center on Thursday, September 26.

Se Clausuraron Los “Domingos Populares” Con Regia Celebración
Por: Paco Zavala
Disfrutando de un ambiente de fiesta, gozando el espectáculo, salpicado con tintes de jolgorio y de alegría, el pasado domingo 29 de septiembre, se realizó en el sector del Malecón de Playas de Tijuana en “Los Arcos Playas de Tijuana” la clausura de la festividad dominical “Domingos Populares”.

Roosevelt Middle School Teacher, Roxane Rollins, Named 2002 Disney’s American Teacher Awards Honoree
BURBANK — Roxane Rollins, a sixth, seventh and eighth grade teacher at Roosevelt Middle School in Oceanside, has been selected a Disney’s American Teacher Awards honoree for 2002. Rollins is one of 32 teachers selected from more than 185,000 nominees. Rollins will be flown to Los Angeles with other outstanding teachers from across the country, who collectively will be receiving awards totaling $515,000, and who will be honored for their talents, skills and commitment to their profession in July 2003.

CalTeach Helps Latino Parents Prepare Their Children For College
Guide Outlines Necessary Steps To Get Into College and Pathway To Becoming A Teacher
The California Center for Teaching Careers (CalTeach) has published a pamphlet “Preparing Your Child for College: A Parent’s Guide,” informing parents of the process and requirements to ensure their children enter college. The guide also provides the specific steps to enter the teaching profession.

CalTeach Ayuda a Los Pades Latinos a Preparar a Sus Hijos Para Ingresar a la Universidad
Guía Resume Pasos Necesarios Para Ingresar a la Universidad y Muestra el Camino Para Convertirse en Maestro

Port of San Diego and Port Tenants Association Award College Scholarships
Six San Diego-area students have been awarded scholarships from the ‘Port With No Borders’ Scholarship Fund, a joint program of the Port of San Diego and the San Diego Port Tenants Association (SDPTA) developed to assist Port and Port tenant employees and their families. Students were presented $1,000 scholarships at the Board of Port Commissioners meeting on August 20, 2002.

Coors y Maná Apoyarán a Estudiantes Universitarios Hispanos a Través de las Becas “Clase” de la Asociación Hispana de Universidades (HACU)
Coors Light, patrocinador oficial de la gira Maná – Revolución de Amor 2002 que recorrerá los Estados Unidos durante el otoño, y el grupo Maná han unido esfuerzos para ayudar a los estudiantes universitarios hispanos de Estados Unidos, Puerto Rico y México a través del fondo para becas Coors Light Academic Success in Education (CLASE) de la Asociación Hispana de Universidades (HACU, por sus siglas en inglés.) Por cada entrada vendida para los conciertos de Maná, el grupo donará $0.50, y Coors Light otros $0.50 adicionales, hasta llegar a un monto máximo de $200,000.

Grossmont College Foundation to Hold Annual Gala “Beyond 40 Years”
EL CAJON — Three hundred patrons are expected to fill the Grossmont College Student Center “Ballroom” the evening of October 19 to celebrate the college’s 41st anniversary and to raise funds to benefit the students of Grossmont College through the Foundation.

School Garden Scholarships Available for K-12 Schools in San Diego County
The Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County (RCD) and California Department of Education are offering two $500 school garden scholarships to K-12 grade schools in the San Diego region.

High School Students, Parents Invited to Free College Information Fair October 15
Parents: Interested in keeping your high school students on track for college? Attend a free college information fair with your child on Tuesday, October 15, to get up-to-date information on financial aid, college admission tests and deadlines, various college campuses, tips on completing a college application, and other essential details.

Palomar College Presents Two-Track Preview Oct. 18 For North County High School Seniors
SAN MARCOS — On Friday, Oct. 18, nearly 1,000 high school seniors in the North County will learn first-hand what Palomar College is all about.

El Exito de Jeff García en el Terreno de Juego Ayuda a Estudiantes Universitarios Hispanos
Cada vez que el mariscal Jeff García de los San Francisco 49ers anota con un pase o acarreo en 3Com Park, el estadio de los 49ers, los estudiantes universitarios hispanos salen ganando.

LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Diego Alvarez
La Salud Mental, Necesaria Para Todos
Es normal sentir tristeza o sentirse a veces deprimido, sobre todo para la mayoría de hispanos que venimos a un nuevo país y debemos cambiar parte de nuestras costumbres y cultura para adaptarnos a una nueva. Lo que no es normal es llevar una vida sumidos en la depresión profunda, o tener actos esquizofrénicos y otros trastornos. Esos estados son de enfermedad, y como tal hay que tratarlos.

Encienda Una Vela
Mons. Jim Lisante
Ministerio de Alto Vuelo
Esta no es la mejor época del clero. Los titulares periodísticos no son exactamente favorables. Los pecados y crímenes cometidos por algunos sacerdotes —y los erróneos intentos de encubrirlo— han arrojado un manto antagónico sobre el clero en su totalidad.

Editorials
Editorial
La Prensa San Diego Endorses, Christine Aranda
For Seat #5 Southwestern College Board of Trustees
Christine Aranda has arrived on the Campus of Southwestern College at a precipitous time. Turmoil has engulfed the campus, which threatens to destroy years of hard work and effort by former Superintendents/Presidents up to, and including the current Superintendent/President Dr. Serafín Zasueta. They, along with members of past Board of Trustees, had the vision to make of Southwestern College the envy of all other California Community Colleges.

Editorial:
Students Voices Missing in Iraq War Debate
Other than the constant Right-Wing propaganda that is incessantly bombarding the air waves and co-opting the mainline print media, the opposition voices are mostly silent or they are being shut off by the conglomerates that control whose opinions and points of view will be on the major radio, television, and national print media. Thus far it has been the small size media that has been exercising the right to “Freedom of Expression” to the voices in the country that seek to present their views and concerns to the American public.

The Public Forum ... El Foro Publico
Chicanas and Chicanos Speak Out Against War
Once thought to be among the most uncritically patriotic of communities, Mexican Americans created a massive antiwar movement during the Viet Nam period. Since that time, corporate and government managers have sought to erase this history in order to replace it with a passive “Hispanic” identity that fits well with conservative national agendas. On the threshold of another unnecessary war, the spirit of Chicano/a progressive politics reappears.

Tezozomoc Speaks...
KUDOS to Monty Montezuma for coming out like a real Indio representing the warrior class. Keep it up vato! Y never mind those mariposas in the stands. They disgrace the Mechista name. Chicanos outrage how the current crop of Mechistas has disgraced mi gente. Take a few Chicano classes and learn the history of your ancestors! (Or do you think you all are Puros???)

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

Lila Downs, Going to the Roots
by Raymond R. Beltran
Lila Downs was working in her mother’s car parts store in Oaxaca when a migrant worker entered with a piece of paper, he handed it to her and asked for the translation. The paper turned out to be the death certificate of his dead son that was working on the All American Canal at the time. “He knew I spoke English and asked me how much I would charge him,” said Lila, “but I told him I wouldn’t charge him. He had the body of his son in his car outside. He was from Acapulco, near my pueblo.”

Grossmont Symphony Orchestra Opens Its Season With “International Concert” Featuring San Diego Soprano Ximena Martinez
The Grossmont Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Randall Tweed, GSO’s music director and conductor, opens its 2002-2003 season on Sunday, October 6, 2002 at 7 p.m. at the East County Performing Arts Center in downtown El Cajon (210 East Main, El Cajon).

Austin City Limits presents unique stories of the Mexican-American cultural journey
AUSTIN, TEXAS — For the first time in Austin City Limits’ 28 year history, the legendary music program presents a theatrical production that uses music to present its stories. “By the Hand of the Father” features music by Texas singer-song-writer Alejandro Escovedo and stories culled from real people’s experiences to describe the unique 20th century journey of the Mexican-American father. The “By the Hand of the Father” with music by Alejandro Escovedo episode of Austin City Limits airs October 12, 2002 on PBS.

P.O.V.’s Borders, PBS’s First Web-Only Series
P.O.V., public television’s annual award-winning showcase for independent non-fiction films is launching PBS’s first original web-only series, P.O.V.’s Borders. This interactive, multipart series is targeted towards the millions of Americans already using their online access as a source of information and entertainment. Viewers —especially students and young people— can log on to the series at any time since the stories are on-line.

Mosaico de Actividades Culturales en Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
Presentamos a continuación el panorama cultural que prevalece en la región de Tijuana y sus alrededoras.

Calendar of Events . . .
By Berenice Cisneros
Mark Your Calendars
The Harvest Festival returns to San Diego at the San Diego Concourse – October 11, 12, 13. This is one of the oldest and most prestigious arts and crafts shows in the country. More than 250 craftspeople will showcase their works including handmade wearable art, garden decorations, unique holiday gifts and decorations, pottery, jewelry, children’s toys and much more.

Southwestern College Concert Choir Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign With 33rd Annual Pops Concert
CHULA VISTA –The Southwestern College School of Arts and Communication is proud to present the 33rd Annual Pops Concert featuring Chamber Singers and the award-winning Concert Choir. Scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. in Mayan Hall, the anticipated musical event will be directed by Dr. Teresa Russell and will feature accompanists Mary Jane Moore and David Castel de Oro.

Arturo Barrios 5K & 10K Race
CHULA VISTA — The North American Championships, comprised of teams from the United States, Mexico and Canada, highlights the elite athlete competition at the Arturo Barrios 5K & 10K in Chula Vista, Calif., announced Elite Racing, Inc. The 14th annual event returns to the Chula Vista Harbor Sunday, October 27, 2002.

Bullfight World
By Lyn Sherwood
Another Indulto Recorded in Tijuana
What’s all this jazz about West Nile Virus? Another widespread infection is having far greater impact on La Fiesta Brava. It’s called “indultitis”, and it’s spread by fans who apparently believe that any bull that performs the way a brave bull is expected to perform should have its life spared, via the granting of the indulto. And, it has become so common in Tijuana, the honor has lost much of its importance.