July 12, 2013

COMMUNITY NOTES:

By La Prensa San Diego

TJSL to Open Free Employee Rights Self-Help Clinic

Thomas Jefferson School of Law is launching a new program to assist people with work-related legal issues. The Employee Rights Self-Help Clinic will provide information about legal rights and options to individuals who are representing themselves.

The first free clinic will be held at TJSL on Saturday, July 13, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and then on every second Saturday of the month, by appointment only. The location is at 495 11th Avenue, at the law school’s Clinical Programs Office, around the corner from the main entrance to TJSL on Island Avenue.

This program will provide a brief, one-time consultation to self-represented individuals with various labor and employment law problems, including issues related to wage and hour law, family or medical leave, discrimination and harassment. The 30-minute consultation per client will be run by TJSL alumni lawyers who practice employment law.

Those lawyers will be paired with TJSL law students, who will help the legal services consumers to navigate the office and help them locate self-help materials and other resources.

Legal services consumers will be seen by appointment at TJSL’s Clinical Programs Office, 495 11th Avenue, starting Saturday July 13, and every second Saturday of the month thereafter, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To make an appointment, call (619) 961-4371.

Presentation of the State of the Border Report and North American Research Partnership Launch

Monday, July 15, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Hoffman Room, Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement
2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 200, San Diego, CA

As the debate over immigration reform has brought the management of the U.S.-Mexico border back into the spotlight, this report provides a comprehensive look at the state of affairs in the management of the U.S.-Mexico border and the border region, focusing on four core areas: trade and competitiveness, security, sustainability, and quality of life. The report suggests that rather than consider each issue individually, the interdependent nature of topics like trade and security demand the border be approached from a more holistic perspective.

The State of the Border Report is an initiative of the Border Research Partnership. The BRP is comprised of the North American Research Partnership, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute.

Event is free, but registration is required. http://bit.ly/11efPa9

For additional information, please contact andy@borderpartnership.org

HBO True Blood T-Shirts Awarded to Donors at Comic-Con Blood Drive

The San Diego Blood Bank will “draw” donors at the Comic-Con International’s 37th Annual Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive, Thursday, July 18, through Saturday, July 20, from 9 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, July 21, from 10 am to 4 pm. The drive will be held in Grand Ballroom on the second floor of the Omni San Diego Hotel, 675 L Street, 92101. Comic-Con attendees should report to the Blood Drive Booth in the Sails Pavilion of the convention center for directions to the site.

Participants will be awarded a Comic-Con goodie bag that features HBO True Blood rubber bracelets, bandages and water and a True Blood T-shirt.

Anyone 17 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good health, may be eligible to donate blood. Potential donors should have a good meal prior to donation.

For more information, please call 1-800-4MY-SDBB or visit www.SanDiegoBloodBank.org.

3rd annual “Write On, Oceanside” – July 20

Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation will hold the 3rd Annual Write On, Oceanside!, a free book fair celebrating Oceanside-only authors. This year the event will be held Saturday, July 20, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in and around the Ocean-side Civic Center Plaza and Community Rooms (330 N. Coast Hwy). More than 20 whose works include mystery, romance, military, and western fictions, as well as how-to, religious, and children’s stories will be present to meet their fans, sell their books, and will be more than happy to have photos taken with fans.

This year, organizers have added several activities, including a writers’ workshop in the Community Rooms, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Aspiring authors are encouraged to attend “Publish, Don’t Perish: an Introduction to Self Publishing”, a panel of experts answering to general audience’s questions. There will also be “Never-Ending Story”: both authors and the public will have the opportunity to contribute a sentence or paragraph to “a Never Ending Story with Oceanside” as the setting. Attendees will be encouraged to try their hand at protologism (creating new words) and become the Shake-spears of Oceanside! Also, those who purchase books will receive tickets and then have a chance to win prizes.

Event organizers and supporters from the Oceanside Public Library, Friends of the Oceanside Public Library, and Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation are pleased that Write On, Oceanside! has become popular with the community’s talented authors. The event and workshops are free and open to the public. Please visit the library’s website at www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5600 for more information. To learn more about Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, please visit www.ocaf.info.

Mini Burro Piñata Workshop
Artelexia
2400 Kettner Blvd., #102
San Diego, CA 92101
July 13th, 2013
3:30-5:30pm
$15 All materials included
RSVP 619.544.1011

Ever wonder if you have what it takes to make your own piñata? Join fellow craft-lovers for an afternoon of Mexican-inspired creativity at one of San Diego’s coolest new craft and design shops. Casa Artelexia (http://artelexia.blogspot.com/p/about-us.html) is dedicated to celebrating Mexican culture through folk art and Mexican inspired gifts, art, and home décor. Their products are hand-picked by the owners and imported from many colorful regions of Mexico, and their workshops are given with just as much corazon.

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