Volume XXXII Number 22 May 30, 2008

FrontPage Stories

The Mother of all Taco shops - Azteca Taco Shop

By Augie Bareno

In San Diego County, Taco Shops are an integral part of just about every community. It has been historically assumed that the best Mexican fast food places were located in places like Logan Heights, Southeast San Diego and the South Bay area all the way to San Ysidro.

The marketing of Mexican fast foods in a Taco Shop format was first tried by the Delgadillo family in a small Taco shop located at 43rd and National, in a neighborhood commerce center which included a farmers market, a bar and a few other things. Across the Street was the first major Pharmacy in the region, Rexall Drugs, which today is the Victory Outreach Church.

The Imperial and Euclid site where the second and mothership Azteca Taco shop flourished.

Nellie Delgadillo, the matriarch of the Delgadillo family developed a concept of service that is based on the notion that if you taste my food, you will surely like it, and therefore it is my responsibility to get it to you as fast and affordable as I can.

Her philosophy of service while developed in the mid-1950, still stands today as key of the fast food industry.

Her success at the National Ave. location, gave her the impetus to develop for her son and daughter in-law, Manuel and Lucy Delgadillo, the mothership, the Azteca Taco Shop located at the corner of Imperial and Euclid Ave. across from St. Rita’s church.

Her son and Daughter-in law took the Azteca Taco shop to another level by marketing to a larger segment of the population including the African-American community that was beginning to develop in the area as well as Lincoln High School which was in the immediate area.

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Latino Activists Face Death Threats in Georgia
By Judith Martínez-Sadri
Atlanta Latino
Threats of death and lynching that used to be directed at civil rights leaders in the 1960s are now being targeted at immigrant rights activists in Georgia. Advocates say state lawmakers are partly to blame for creating an environment in which immigrants are treated as less than human. Judith Martínez-Sadri is editor of Atlanta Latino.

Unburdened, Steve Castañeda is running for a second term
Seat #4, City of Chula Vista
By Daniel Muñoz
Under investigation for two years for perjury, Steve Castañeda would tell anyone who would listen that there was nothing to worry about, he was not guilty of anything and that the truth would come forth.

Democratic group says Hispanic voters run to Democratic Party
By Christian A. Cheairs
WASHINGTON - Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s aggressive campaigns in the Hispanic community are showing positive results. New numbers released by the NDN, a progressive think-tank and advocacy organization, show that Hispanics are embracing the Democratic Party more than ever before.


Despite Safety Measures, 1.5 Tons of Marijuana Found At Sharp Plant in Rosarito
By Mariana Martínez
The recent findings of a ton and a half of marijuana inside the Sharp plant in Rosarito is clear evidence that even a certified company deemed as “safe” by US Costumes to streamline the process into the US can be a way to traffic illegal substances.

A Pesar de Medidas de Seguridad, 1.5 Tons de Marihuana se Encontraron en la Empresa Sharp en Rosarito
Por Mariana Martínez
El hallazgo tonelada y media de marihuana en la planta de manufactura de la compañía Sharp pone en evidencia que aún una compañía certificada como “segura” para agilizar su paso con la frontera con Estados Unidos, puede ser vía para el tráfico de sustancias ilegales.

México del Norte
Por Jorge Mújica Murias
Hijos de Dios…
No hay que ser mago ni adivino para saber que el voto latino va a jugar un papel importante en los comicios federales del próximo noviembre en Estados Unidos. Bajo la teoría de que un bloque consolidado de de 10 millones de votos, tamaño de la comunidad latina registrada para votar y con intención de hacerlo el 4 de noviembre, podría cargar el resultado hacia un lado o el otro, el aspirante republicano a la presidencia, John McCain, acaba de declarar que los inmigrantes somos “hijos de Dios”.

Day Laborers Search for Nonviolent Solutions
By Mark R Day
Recently, a deputy sheriff told a reporter that increased confrontations at area day labor sites between pro and anti-immigrant groups could lead to violence, even the loss of life.

“Liar, Liar, Lou Dobbs Is A Liar”
By Raoul Lowery Contreras
CNN’s Lou Dobbs’ crusade against illegals from Mexico and Mexico itself continues. His crusade is based on misrepresentations, lies and obvious ethnic dislike.

Special Report Documents Rhetoric and Hysteria Surrounding Illegal Immigration on Cable News
Dobbs, O’Reilly, and Beck “serve up a steady diet of fear, anger, and resentment on illegal immigration”
Media Matters Action Network released “Fear and Loathing in Prime Time: Immigration Myths and Cable News,” a special report documenting the rhetoric surrounding illegal immigration heard almost daily on influential cable news channels. The report exposes how cable news overflows not only with vitriol regarding immigration, but also with a series of myths that feed viewers’ unfounded resentments and fears. Leading the charge are CNN’s Lou Dobbs, CNN Headline News’ Glenn Beck, and Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, all of whom have played major roles in creating this anti-immigrant hysteria.

Por Marangely Rodriguez
Disfruta tus postres y cuida tu diabetes
La diabetes es una enfermedad que afecta gravemente a la comunidad Hispana. Esta condición se caracteriza por la incapacidad del organismo para producir y/o utilizar adecuadamente la insulina, es decir, transformar el azúcar y almidón que consumimos en energía para el cuerpo.

Community Notes:
Gang Awareness Prevention Program
Please come and participate in this free educational program, “Gangs: A problem in our communities”, that will provide you with very important information about how to prevent and understand the gang problem in your community.

Oceanside School District Celebrates 200 Graduates of Sed de Saber Language Solution
Sed de Saber’s LeapPad platform allows Hispanic parents mobile learning.
The Oceanside Unified School District celebrated 200 Hispanic parent graduates during multiple graduation ceremonies that will run from May 27, 2008 to June 5, 2008.

First federally funded Healthy Start Project of San Diego celebrates one year of service to pregnant women
Project Concern International and other key stakeholders from more than 35 clinics, hospitals, and county and community organizations, will convened at the Malcolm X Library, on May 28, to celebrate California Border Healthy Start Project’s one year of service to pregnant women.

Alberto G. Puente
January 5, 1927 -- May 24, 2008

Editorial and Commentary

Is Mike Aguirre still the best man for the job?
When Mike Aguirre was first elected, nearly four years ago, as City Attorney for the City of San Diego there was a demand for accountability by the voters of San Diego. San Diego was in the grips of the Pension Fund debacle that had the city on the verge of bankruptcy.

La Prensa San Diego

The Failure of Immigration Reform Has Created a Living Hell. What’s Next?
By Frank Sharry
I am an immigrant advocate. I have worked in the nation’s capitol for more than a decade in pursuit of comprehensive immigration reform legislation that would enfranchise millions of undocumented workers, reunite families separated for years by restrictions and backlogs, and admit needed workers in a way that would protect their rights, and do so in a way that would restore the rule of law to our nation’s dysfunctional immigration system.

Nativism in America: Yesterday and Today
By Mark R. Day
When the struggle over illegal immigration from Mexico began to heat up two years ago, a San Diego television reporter asked a middle-aged woman at a protest rally for her comments. “When these illegals come here it’s like they won the lottery,” she said angrily. “They drop babies all over the place. Then they go back and bring in another bunch. They murder, they rape, they steal. They hurt us.”

Diversidad en el sistema educativo
Por Humberto Caspa, Ph.D
Los grupos étnicos minoritarios en las ciudades del Condado de Los Ángeles, Orange y San Diego han crecido notablemente en los últimos años. Del mismo modo, la composición étnica en sus establecimientos educativos, como en los colegios comunitarios y las universidades, también ha tenido variantes ponderables.

The Public Forum . . . El Foro Publico
A Sustainable Barrio Logan?
While it seems as if the city appears to be planning to overly, onto the barrios south of I-8, the same old vanilla-tapioca ‘city of villages’ idea they have been pushing, so hard, on many other sections of our city — the pre-redevelopments populations continue to resist the idea of uncharacteristically blocky monolithic pastel-colored one-size fits all buildings force into unique sets of community aesthetes.

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

By Gustavo Arellano
Dear Mexican: First, it was the Native Americans, then it was the blacks, then the Japanese. For a while, Muslims. Now, I fear that American prejudice will soon overwhelm Mexicans. It’s one thing to get called a dirty Jap or border hopper, but tell me: is it possible that America will cause another ethnic group to suffer in a way similar to the Japanese and blacks? Or, do you believe that our country has matured enough to never again commit the deeds it has before?

Dos Generaciones “Duelo de Cantautores Mexicanos” Alejandro Filio y Gerardo Pablo en Concierto
“El Canto es una Brújula”
Por: Paco Zavala
Los retos y los duelos siempre serán fascinantes, pero un duelo de un par de excelentes cantautores como lo son: Alejandro Filio y Gerardo Pablo, dos excelentes compositores, guitarristas y cantantes, no se da todos los días. El próximo viernes 30 de mayo a las 8:00 pm. en la Sala de Espectáculos del Centro Cultural Tijuana, es la cita para disfrutar del enfren-tamiento de estos dos grandes iconos actuales de la trova mexicana.

De Teatro:
¡Sorpresa! Grupo de Niños Representan “La Lente Maravillosa” de Emilio Carballido
“El tema de la obra es el combate en contra de los microbios”
Por: Paco Zavala
Cuando se tiene y se vive con un cuerpo sano y una mente creativa, además sumamos el talento individual y colectivo, muchas cosas se pueden realizar y sustraerse de esta manera a los malos hábitos y de caer en las garras de las nocivas tentaciones, que a nada bueno conducen y sí lesionan infamemente la salud y las familias, a las que por desgracia llegan a incidir.

“From Point to Point”
An Artist’s Journey from Mexico City to Santiago de Chile
A cultural and artistic exchange in Latin America turned into a rich visual experience

Bullfight World
By Lyn Sherwood
Summer Bullfight Season Opens Without Much Fanfare
The 2008 summer bullfight season opened, last weekend, but it didn’t offer much to celebrate.

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