Community Notes

Community Notes:

March 26, 2010

Herbert Siguenza from the REP’s “A Weekend With Pablo Picasso” Unveils Mario Torero’s “Eyes of Picasso” Mural in Barrio Logan On Saturday, March 27

   Actor/artist Herbert Siguen-za will be taking a break from San Diego Repertory Theatre’s workshop production of A Weekend with Pablo Picasso to celebrate the unveiling of a historical mural in Barrio Logan. In 1973, artist Mario Torero inherited a black and white photo of Pablo Picasso from Maestro David Douglas Duncan. Torero stylized the image and brought it to life in full color by painting it on the wall of the Community Arts Building in the Gaslamp District. The building was later demolished to make room for Horton Plaza. In 2005, Torero and his group of artivistas began painting a series of murals on Logan Avenue from 16th Avenue to 26th Avenue. On Saturday, March 27, 2010, they will be unveiling a re-creation of the “Eyes of Picasso” mural on the side of “Lucky’s Market” in Barrio Logan, immediately following the Cesar Chavez Parade. To commemorate this event, Siguenza will be in full costume as legendary Pablo Picasso. 

In this photo provided by AT&T, PADRES Contra El Cancer national spokeswoman Eva Longoria Parker makes funny faces with cancer survivors Angelica Meza, 10, right, and Jaylen McWilliams, 6, Saturday morning, March 20, 2010 in Burbank, Calif. AT&T presented a check of $300,000 and celebrated a $1 million total donation from AT&T to PADRES, an organization which raises money to support families coping with the devastating effects of childhood cancer. Photo, AT&T, Susan Goldman, handout.

Assemblymember Marty Block Hosts Tax Preparation Workshop

   With the April 15 tax deadline fast approaching, Assembly-member Marty Block (AD-78) announced he is sponsoring a free Tax Preparation Workshop, in association with State Controller John Chiang and the IRS, in an effort to assist low and moderateincome families and individuals. 

   “None of us enjoys tax time,” commented Assemblymember Block, “but this stressful time of year can be made easier by registering to take part in this free service.”

   The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM at the District Office of Assemblymem-ber Block, located at 7144 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 (Second Floor – Above Blockbuster).  Following a solicitation to constituents, the event quickly filled up all available slots; nevertheless, those interested should call (619) 462-7878 to inquire if a cancellation has occurred, or to learn about other resources available to assist them with their tax preparation needs.

   Participants will need to bring a photo ID, Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number for all family members, all W-2s and 1099s (if any), other income/expense information, total tuition fees and expenses (if any), and total expenses paid for child/day care (if any). Participants should also consider bringing bank account and routing number for direct deposit, should the workshop result in a tax refund.

Census Kick-Off Saturday

   The City of Chula Vista, in collaboration with other local service providers and organizations, will be hosting a Census Kick-off event on Saturday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harborside Park, 670 Oxford Street.  This event will raise awareness of the 2010 Census by providing step-by step, bilingual census form assistance in a fun, festival atmosphere.   

   Personalized census form assistance will be available throughout the day; anyone with questions is encouraged to bring their census form to the event.  A walk-through of the Census form will take place at 11 a.m. 

Cong. Filner to be Guest Speark and National City Rotary Club

   The National City Rotary Club will host Congressman Bob Filner to be our guest speaker at our club on April 6, 2010 at 12:00 noon. at the Martin Luther King Community Center located at 140 E. 12th street in National City. 

The San Diego-Tijuana Border Project’s next Binational Public Safety meeting

   The meeting will feature guest speaker Captain Leonard Miranda of the Chula Vista Police Department. He will discuss what the Chula Vista Police Department is doing to address cross-border violence and crime. For further information email:

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