Volume XXIX Number 42 October 21, 2005

FrontPage Stories

Cuyamaca College, Growing For Who?

By Raymond R. Beltrán

Between the two schools that share the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, Grossmont College, built in 1961, has overshadowed Cuyamaca, 1978, in size and population for decades. It’s larger; greener; and its proximity has always appealed to younger demographics.


Architect’s rendition of the $34 million Cuyamaca College Communication Arts Building. The building will be built into a hill, linking the lower and upper portions of the campus. Its 88,000-sqare-foot size and location will make the building a visual landmark, a “jewel for the East County


But this Fall, Cuyamaca is getting a $74.2 million budget for a new Science and Technology Mall and Communication Arts Building. This heavily outweighs the $40 million apportionment for dominant sister school, Grossmont, which has continuously served an average 6,000 more students per semester, according to records from the State Chancellor’s Office.

Critics, mainly Grossmont faculty, say the financial bias is due to a miraculous, yet questionable, growth in the non-credit student population at Cuyamaca. They claim that state funding is being poured into a school without need, instead of into Grossmont, a school struggling to hire more full-time teachers for an overpopulated campus.

‘Who’s growth and where’ seems to be the prevalent question.

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Guatemalans Welcome Temporary Protection Status
Negotiations continue with U.S. government

By José A. Álvarez
Norma Maribel Fuentes is not an undocumented immigrant, but she used to be. Twenty years ago, she left her native Guatemala and came to the United States illegally. Life in the U.S. was not easy, neither was finding a job. That’s why when she learned that President Óscar Berger had asked the U.S. government for a Temporary Protection Status (TPS) for Guatemalans residing in this country illegally, she was elated.

Liberty and Justice For All Forum: United States Immigration Policy Reform
By Luis Alonso Pérez
As America’s immigration situation grows more complicated, the need for discussions and reflection about current immigration policies is vital.


Foro Libertad y Justicia para todos: buscando reformas a las políticas estadounidenses de inmigración
Por Luis Alonso Pérez
Mientras el escenario de la inmigración en Estados Unidos se hace cada día más complicado, la necesidad de discutir y reflexionar sobre las políticas actuales de inmigración se vuelve indispensable.


Crece Importancia de la Prensa en Español
La reunión de editores de siete publicaciones en español permite ampliar un dialogo sobre la trascendencia de este periodismo.
Por Eduardo Stanley
McAllen, Texas— La reunión tuvo lugar en esta ciudad fronteriza con México, el 10 y 11 de octubre, y fue convocada por la empresa Freedom Corporation, con base en Irvine, California, responsable de dichas publicaciones. Esta compañía es propietaria de 28 diarios y docenas de semanarios en inglés, estaciones de televisión y portales de internet. Ultimamente, y atenta a los cambios demográficos en Estados Unidos, impulsa publicaciones en español.



Stories

Reunión del Instituto Federal Electoral en Tijuana para discutir el voto en el extranjero
Por Luis Alonso Pérez
El Consejero del Instituto Federal Electoral (IFE) Rodrigo Morales, Presidente de la Comisión del Voto de los mexicanos residentes en el extranjero realizó una visita a la ciudad de Tijuana con el objetivo de llevar a cabo una reunión de evaluación interna de las acciones que ha emprendido el IFE desde que se promulgó la ley del voto en el extranjero el pasado 30 de junio, así como reunirse con los medios de comunicación para aclarar dudas sobre este nuevo proceso.


Hoy no cruces: Campaña de presión al comercio estadounidense para erradicar a grupos “cazamigrantes”
Por Luis Alonso Pérez
“Hoy no cruces” es una campaña de presión económica organizada por diversas asociaciones de la sociedad civil de Tijuana que consiste en hacer un llamado a la comunidad de Baja California para que se solidarice y que durante el 25 y 26 de Noviembre no cruce la frontera, pero si tiene que hacerlo, por lo menos que se abstenga de comprar productos en Estados Unidos.


School Matters: No Gains For Education Through Prop. 74
By Donal Brown
I always thought that good teachers should be supported and valued.


Salud! A Thanks for Good Health
By Eduardo Grunvald, M.D.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. A holiday that is not celebrated anywhere south of the border. Yet most Latinos in this country embrace it. Sure . . . everyone likes extra time off from work, but it is also an opportunity to spend priceless time with our families, a value that is especially cherished in the Latino culture. And so is health. What do we say in unison as we lift our wine glasses before savoring the turkey? “Salud!”


LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Karina Flores-Hurley
Un Alto a la Violencia
María es una mujer inmigrante, madre de dos hijos, quien llegó a este país hace cinco años. Desde entonces, el maltrato que recibe por parte de su marido ha ido en aumento y, aunque le gustaría salir de esta relación abusiva, no sabe por dónde empezar.

The Return of a Big Border Cat?
By Kent Paterson 
Fierce and secretive, the jaguar long has long held mystical and spiritual significance for the indigenous cultures of the Americas. Today the big cat continues to stir symbolic meanings for many others as well. Sports teams, a sleek automobile and a leading Mexican rock group are all named after the wild animal. Once inhabiting a vast area from Patagonia to the Great Plains of North America, the jaguar’s survival is threatened by hunting and habitat destruction. Now, some hope to turn the situation around and ensure the protection and recovery of jaguars across national borders.


National City local returns home as a Captain for the National City Police
National City announced the appointment of Manuel Rodriguez as National City Police Captain. Prior to joining the National City Police Department, Captain Rodriguez spent almost 20 years with the San Diego Police Department, where he served as an Acting Captain in Northern and Mid-City Divisions.


Jennifer Roman Earns a Presidential Freedom Scholarship
Jennifer Roman, a member of the Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito, Griset Branch, and a student at Tri-City Christian School, has been awarded a $1,000 Presidential Freedom Scholarship.

Tree Planted to Honor Old Town History
Pio Pico Pepper Tree Recognizes Former Governor
Delaware North Companies, operator of Plaza del Pasado in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, has brought back a little Old Town history with the planting of a 10-foot pepper tree on the site where Old Town pioneer Pio Pico planted a row of them more than 180 years ago.

Editorials

Editorial
BALLOT RECOMMENDATIONS
Proposition 80: Electric Service Providers. Regulation Initiative Statue

Prop.80 is a complex proposition which may frustrate the normal voter. The changes required to bring accountability and responsibility to the industry and avoid the debacle where the PUC was unable to control the electrical providers. Unfortunately, efforts to ensure adequate electrical supplies were not available five years ago. Californians were powerless against electric energy traders who manipulated the supply of electrical energy and drove the price of energy up by millions and millions of dollars. The price we paid was jacked up by 1,000 percent!


Editorial:
RECOMENDACIONES DE VOTACION
Prop 80.
Los cambios requieren tomar contabilidad y responsabilidad a la industria y evitar el desastre donde PUC no ha podido controlar a los proveedores de energía. Desafortunadamente, por esfuerzos de asegurar provisiones de elecricidad adecuada no estaban disponibles todavía hace cinco años.

Los californianos estaban desarmados contra los comerciantes de energía electrica e hicieron que los precios subieran hasta los millones y millones de dólares. El precio que pagamos creció hasta el 1,000 por ciento.


Editorial:
BALLOT RECOMMENDATIONS
City of National City
Proposition B:
Shall an Ordinance be approved imposing a one percent transactions and use tax (a sales tax) for City Services, Facilities and Programs?

Here we go again, last election it was a Bond that Mayor Nick Inzunza tried to get passed and failed. This Election, he reconfigured that Bond Proposition into a Sales Tax. Calling it a TAX makes a big difference! Passing a Sales Tax needs only 50% plus one to pass!

Editorial:
RECOMENDACIONES DE VOTACION
Ciudad de National City
Proposición B
: ¿Debe una ordenanza ser aprobada imponiendo el 1% en transacciones y usar un impuesto (impuesto sobre las ventas) para servicios de la ciudad, instalaciones y programas?

Aquí vamos una vez más: En las últimas elecciones fue una propuesta que el Alcalde Nick Inzunza quiso aprobar y falló. Esta elección, reconfiguró la propuesta en un impuesto sobre las ventas. Llamándolo impuesto hace una gran diferencia! Aprobando un impuesto sobre las ventas, necesita solo 50% más uno para ser aprobado.


National City Spotlight:
You Say You Want a Revolution?
By Ted Godshalk
Released by the Beatles in November of 1968, the song Revolution #1 was written by songwriter and guitarist, John Lennon. As complex in its making as it is in its message, Revolution #1 is the supreme statement on the album we all know as the White Album. In Lennon’s lyrics we get a glimpse into the creative, young artist’s struggle with the two political positions of the time’s youth: pacifism and radicalism. In 1968, when Lennon wrote this song, the world was in the throws of a long-overdue reaction to the Vietnam War and his hope for peace was starting to wane. Twenty years later in the Eighties, Revolution was a Nike Ad background tune. Oh, the horror.


Commentary:
Bi-partisan Immigration Bill is Key to Helping Our Community
By Yvette Lopez-Cooper
Late last month, federal agents arrested the so-called “FedEx bandit” as he attempted to enter the United States using phony identification. After evading detection for two years, Farhad Farhbaksh is alleged to have robbed more than 40 banks in Southern California using a Federal Express envelope as a distraction during his crimes.


Commentary:
Oakland Mayoral Race – Dellums Won’t Reverse Free-Fall of Black Politicians
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson
First there was Green Party candidate, Audie Bock. In 1999 she stunned political experts and beat long-term black Oakland Mayor Elihu Harris for an assembly seat in a special election in Oakland. Next, there was Jerry Brown. The controversial and iconoclastic former California governor had been out of politics for seemingly eons, yet still trounced a field of black candidates to win the Oakland mayor’s spot. Bock and Brown are white and they still beat black candidates and a seasoned black incumbent in a city where blacks still made up the majority of voters. Their victories spelled trouble, big trouble, for black politicians not only in Oakland and the Bay Area, but statewide, and maybe even nationally.


Comentario:
Los dos caminos de la democracia en Irak
Por Humberto Caspa
Existe una forma paradójica –hasta cierto ridícula— que expresa exactamente el proceso democrático en Irak: “va mal pero sigue avanzando”. Nada detiene a los iraquíes en su meta de alcanzar a la democracia, ni las bombas que estallan diariamente en la ciudad, ni los miles de civiles y soldados muertos. A pesar de todos sus logros, la penuria de los iraquíes continua hasta que sus líderes opten por el sendero de la democracia y no por el camino oscuro de la teocracia islamita.


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

Cuestionable Pregunta en los Negocios: Y Ahora ¿Qué?
Por: Paco Zavala
Y Ahora ¿qué?, contiene las claves para gestionar una crísis, ¡Y salir bien librado!, es la presentación de ésta edición, producto de la experiencia y profundos conocimientos que sobre el tema tiene el autor, Enrique Alcat Guerrero.


Forget Corona...
At the First International Beer Festival in Tijuana you’ll be able to enjoy a high-quality handcrafted beer

By Pablo Jaime Sainz
When it comes to beer, it’s a fact that Tijuana has much more to offer than the kegs from the All-You-Can-Drink at the clubs on Revolution Avenue.


Olvídese de la Corona...
En el Primer Festival Internacional de la Cerveza en Tijuana usted podrá disfrutar de cervezas artesanales de calidad

Por Pablo Jaime Sainz
Cuando se trata de cervezas, es un hecho que Tijuana tiene mucho más que ofrecer que los barriles de la barra libre en los antros de la Avenida Revolución.


Se presentaron en Tijuana Dos Espectaculares Eventos Durante el Festival de Otoño
Por: Paco Zavala
Se presentaron los pasados días: sábado 15 y domingo 16, el espectacular evento “Viaje al Sur” con Cristina Hoyos y el Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía.


Dinámica Presencia de Laura Castanedo Artista Multidisciplinaria Mexicana en La Habana, Cuba
Pintora, escultora, actríz, declamadora, cantante y músico
Por: Paco Zavala
Nos sentimos muy orgullosos de publicar información sobre los trabajos y la ficha curricular de la multidisciplinaria artista mexicana Laura Castanedo. Originaria de la Ciudad de México, en donde ve la luz primera en 1967. Ha vivido en esa ciudad, en Monterrey, Nuevo León y en Orizaba, Veracruz. Actualmente radica y trabaja en Tecate, Baja California.


Macuilxochitl's Kiva:
Music Reviews:
By Francisco H. Ciriza
Go Betty Go
Nothing Is More
Side One Dummy
L.A.’s Go Betty Go is 2005’s Latina answer to 80’s all-female pop/rock outfits, the Go-Go’s and the Bangles. This all-female Latina quartet of takes immediate command by pounding out break-neck speed tempos and accompanying thumping bass lines tightly wound with thrashing guitar.


VAMOS AL CINE
Un drama lleno de excelentes actuaciones
North Country abre los ojos al mundo de las mujeres mineras

Por Jose Daniel Bort
Tiene todos los elementos vistos una y otra vez en películas de su estilo, y sin embargo funciona. North Country es una amalgama de situaciones vistas en películas como “Silkwood” o “Norma Rae”, donde se discute la entrada a la fuerza de trabajo por parte de mujeres en puestos usualmente ocupados por hombres, con toda la fricción que esto significa.


Entretenimiento en Casa
Por Jose Daniel Bort
Thalia Empaquetada
Una de las actrices más exitosas de telenovelas regresa en el formato DVD con la última producción que hizo en México. Thalia por ahora se ha dedicado a su matrimonio y a su carrera como cantante, pero es indudable que su huella en el género telenovelero todavía se mantiene.


Medina Making the Most of His Opportunity to Run
By John Philip Wyllie
Edgar Medina developed a competitive edge while still in middle school, but finding the sport most suited to his ability has taken time and unrelenting determination. He started with boxing and weight training. It taught him some valuable lessons about discipline and the importance of individual training. Once he entered high school, he decided team sports were the way to go.

Sack Specialist Guerra a Leader for 4-2 Trojans
By John Philip Wyllie
Most defensive players would be thrilled to have seven sacks in a season. Castle Park’s Joaquin Guerra did that and more several weeks ago in just one game. And the bad news for the remaining opponents on the Trojans schedule is that Guerra has no intention of resting on his laurels.


Bullfight World
By Lyn Sherwood
ONLY ONE EAR, BUT GREAT HERD OF BULLS IN TIJUANA
Sunday, Oct. 16, in José López Hurtado’s “Beautiful Bullring by the Sea”, was the scene of a magnificent set of bulls from José Julian Llaguno,

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