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Love for National City inspires young leader

January 9, 2015

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Marcus Bush

By Pablo J. Sáinz Marcus Bush grew up in National City, the son of an African-American father and a Mexican-American mother. During his childhood, he saw the many challenges his city faced –and continues to face. But now as an adult, Bush can make a difference in National City, and others know this. That is […]

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Amor por National City inspira a joven líder

January 9, 2015

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Por Pablo J. Sáinz Marcus Bush creció en National City, hijo de un padre afroamericano y de una madre méxico-americana. Durante su infancia, vio los muchos retos que su ciudad enfrentó -y sigue enfrentando. Pero ahora como adulto, Bush puede hacer una diferencia en National City, y otras personas saben esto. Esa es una de […]

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Third Annual Mariachi Festival and Competition

January 9, 2015

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Student Workshops will be held at the University of San Diego on January 16 & 17, 2015 Two years ago, National City Chamber of Commerce began a journey to enrich the community’s cultural experience by incorporating a Mariachi Festival & Competition to their annual celebrations. In an effort to further support today’s youth in their […]

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National City’s Prop “D”, and the 2014 Elections: A Historical Analysis

November 7, 2014

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Commentary: By Herman Baca President, Committee On Chicano Rights History will judge. To no one’s surprise, voters in National City (NC), with a 90% minority population; approved Prop “D” the 200 million so-called penny sale tax for 20 years! The political question is why would NC, S.D County’s poorest city, third in California, 70% Chicano […]

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National City’s Prop “D,” $300 Million Tax for 30 Years?

October 17, 2014

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Commentary: By Herman Baca President, Committee on Chicano Rights Will National City become California’s latest city to “fleece” poor people like Bell, California? The above could soon become a reality after NC’s Mayor RON Morrison and his “Hired Mexican” City Council (who say and doing nothing about NC being the poorest city) voted unanimously to […]

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Proposición “D” de National City, Impuesto de 300 Millones Por 30 Años

October 17, 2014

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Comentario: Por Herman Baca Presidente, CCR Sera National City la siguiente ciudad de California donde “despluman” a la gente pobre, como Bell California? Esto podria volverse una realidad despues de que el Alcalde de NC Ron Morisson y su “Empleado Mexicano” Concejal (que dicen y no hacen nada acerca de ser NC la ciudad mas […]

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Court Rules Against National City’s Prop “D” 30 Year – 300 Million Dollar Tax!

October 3, 2014

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By Pablo J. Sáinz Thanks to a lawsuit filed on behalf of a group of residents, a proposition that will maintain the current extra 1-cent sales tax in National City for another 20 years is being rewritten to make it more direct and clear on the November ballot, according to a recent court ruling. In […]

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Corte niega Proposición “D” de National City, 30 años- 300 milliones de dollares en taxes!

October 3, 2014

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Por Pablo J. Sáinz Gracias a una demanda presentada en nombre de un grupo de vecinos, una propuesta que mantendría el adicional de 1 centavo de impuestos sobre la venta en National City por otros 20 años está siendo reescrita para que sea más directa y clara en la boleta electoral de noviembre, de acuerdo […]

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Hispanics are once again, being asked to support the wealthy!

September 26, 2014

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Editorial: As cities such as National City struggled to find ways to survive the economic disaster that befell all of us a decade ago, a savior for these cities came about in the form of a Penny Tax. Times were tough for everyone; there was no doubt about that! Ten years ago National City asked […]

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Community Notes:

July 26, 2013

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First Annual South region Community Wellness Fair On August 3, 2013, IMPACT South Bay, a community-based non-profit organization, in conjunction with Grace Tabernacle, a church headquartered in South San Diego, California, will host the First Annual South Region Community Wellness Fair. The SRC Wellness Fair will bring together approximately two dozen non-profit service providers that […]

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Let the guitarrón and the trumpet sound loud this Cinco de Mayo!

April 26, 2013

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By Pablo J. Sáinz National City will celebrate Cinco de Mayo as it should be: With mariachi music and without a drop of alcohol. The 11th Annual National City Cinco de Mayo Mariachi Festival and Competition will be on Saturday, April 27th, at Pepper Park. The main attraction of the free event: The first mariachi […]

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¡Que suene el guitarrón y la trompeta este Cinco de Mayo!

April 26, 2013

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Por Pablo J. Sáinz National City celebrará el Cinco de Mayo como se debe: con música de mariachi y sin una gota de alcohol. El 11avo Festival Anual del Cinco de Mayo de National City será el sábado 27 de abril, de 11 a.m. a 5 p.m., en el Pepper Park. La atracción principal del […]

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National City local named as new Chief of Police

March 29, 2013

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Manuel Rodriguez COP

The new National City police chief is Manuel Rodriguez. As Chief, Rodriguez will oversee the Police Department’s $21.5 million budget, and a staff of one hundred and twenty, including eighty sworn officers. Prior to joining the National City Police Department, Chief Rodriguez spent twenty years with the San Diego Police Department. Among his assignments, he […]

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National City, una comunidad con “un corazón más grande que sus necesidades”

November 21, 2012

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Por Pablo Jaime Sáinz National City es una de las partes del país que ha sido realmente afectada por el duro estado de la economía. Pero este Día de Acción de Gracias, cientos de familias en la ciudad podrán disfrutar de una cena calientita y deliciosa gracias a un programa implementado por el ayuntamiento. La […]

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Sweetwater Authority’s $49,083,000 Water Rate Increase!

August 17, 2012

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(The Impact on the Poor) By Herman Baca Committee on Chicano Rights There are many things that individuals in the community can do without; water is not one of them. Poor people, especially in National City (NC), the poorest in SD County, median income of $39,000, and others on fixed income in the South Bay […]

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National City Middle School and the Community Share in the Joy of the Holidays

December 23, 2011

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By Daniel Muñoz For several years Guadalupe Augustyn, a counselor at National City Middle School, collected baskets filled with food and sweets for the holiday season that she would pass out to families of the school who would benefit the most from the baskets. For the many families each year that received the baskets it […]

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California Court Rules National City Likely Violated Open Meetings Law

November 18, 2011

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Court Preliminarily Enjoins City from Using Planning Documents to Establish Blight Arlington, Va. — A California Superior Court judge ruled on Friday that the city of National City may not use documents the city created in violation of California’s Open Meetings Law as a basis for finding property blighted. The judge’s injunction against the city […]

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