March 7, 2008

Community Notes:

Northwest Civic Association Town Hall Meeting

The Northwest Civic Association will welcome acting Library Director Leah Browder at its Town Hall Meeting at the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library auditorium (4th & F Street), Monday March 10th at 6:00 p.m. Ms. Browder will update NWCA on our Library’s strategies to maintain its high level of service to our community in this time of economic challenges. Jim Sandoval, Director of Planning & Building, will unveil a new approach to the revitalization of the west side of Chula Vista. Come to the NWCA Town Hall meeting to get the latest scoop on what’s happening in our neighborhoods. Free. For further information, please call 619-429-0610.

Alliant University and Cesar E. Chavez Committee Announce the First Annual Community College Essay Contest

Alliant International University and the San Diego Cesar E. Chavez Commemoration Committee are sponsoring the First Annual Cesar E. Chavez Community College Essay Contest for students in San Diego, Orange and Imperial Valley Counties to honor the life and achievements of the late civil rights and labor leader. The deadline for entries is March 14, 2008.

For more information please contact Guadalupe R. Corona, Systemwide Director of the Latino Achievement Initiatives at Alliant International University, (858) 635-4435 or visit to download an application.

La Universidad Internacional de Alliant y el Comité de Conmemoración de César E. Chávez de San Diego están patrocinando la primera Competencia anual de Redacción del Colegio Comunitario César E. Chávez para los estudiantes en los condados de San Diego, Orange y Valle Imperial, para honrar la vida y los logros del líder laboral y de los derechos cilviles. El plazo para enviar sus trabajaos es el 14 de marzo de 2008.

Para más información, por favor contacte a Guadalupe R. Corona, directora de las Iniciativas del Logro de Latino de la Universidad Internacional de Alliant, al (858) 635-4435 o visite en internet para imprimir la aplicación.

Liberty Tax Service Files Free Returns For Taxpayers Who Don’t Meet Regular Filing Requirements:

Many Qualify for Rebates, but Must File a 2007 Return to Benefit

If you are eligible for a payment, all you have to do is file a 2007 tax return. Liberty Tax Service is offering to prepare tax returns at no charge until March 31st for select taxpayers who have no tax liability. Low income workers, or those who receive Social Security benefits or veterans’ disability compensation, pension or survivors benefits received from the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2007 will be eligible to receive a payment of $300 ($600 on a joint return) if they had at least $3,000 of qualifying income.

Qualifying income includes Social Security benefits, certain Railroad Retirement benefits, certain veterans’ benefits, and earned income, such as income from wages, salaries, tips and self-employment. While these people might not normally be required to file a tax return because they do not meet the filing requirement, they must file a 2007 return in order to receive a rebate.

Liberty Tax Service will be mounting a public awareness campaign to ensure that everyone entitled to a stimulus payment is alerted. Anyone who has questions can e-mail or for more information.

Consulado de Guatemala en San Diego

El Consulado de Guatemala en San Diego, California anuncia a la Comunidad Guatemalteca residente en esta area que para los dias Sabado 8 y Domingo 9 de Marzo de 2008 el Consulado Mobil del Consulado General de Guatemala en Los Angeles estara en Escondido, California de las 9 horas de la manana hasta las 5 horas de la tarde.

La direccion del Consulado Mobil sera: TIENDA GUATE-MEX, 711 South Escondido Ave, EscondidoCA 92025. Telefono: 760-743-3100

Ciudadanos Guatemaltecos podran obtener el Pasaporte de Libreta y Tarjeta Consular de Identificación que usualmente solo se puede obtener personalmente en Los Angeles.

Ademas las personas interesadas podran realizar los tramites consulares que se hacen usualmente en este Consulado, incluyendo: Licencias de Viaje a Guatemala; Registro Civil; Actas de Supervivencia; Visas; Legalizaciones; Información migratoria.

Para mas información comuniquese: Consulado de Guatemala en San Diego 619-444-2280

Chula Vista Council Meetings Go Live

Chula Vista City Council meetings can now be viewed live, as they happen, on Cox Channel 24. Meetings will be aired only in the City of Chula Vista— at 6 p.m. every Tuesday except for the first Tuesday of the month, when the meeting begins at 4 p.m.

Recorded City Council meetings will continue to be aired on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on Cox Cable Channel 24 and on NexHerizon (formerly Chula Vista Cable), Channel 68.

In addition to the televised broadcasts, all City Council meetings can be viewed on streaming video at Click on “streaming video” in the lower right corner and watch live and archived meetings.

International Womens Day Celebrations.

Casa Familiar’s THE FRONT
147 W. San Ysidro Blvd
San Ysidro, CA 92173

Mujeres Art Exhibit, Spoken Word, Music, Dance, Tost-adas, Tamales, Wine, Beer, vendors and most importantly a good time! 6pm-9pm

Womyns Resource Fair: information, vendors, music, dance performances, services, food, aguas frescas, childrens activities, fun for the whole family!! Noon-5pm

More events to happen throughout the month.

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