Volume XXXIII Number 19 May 8, 2009

FrontPage Stories

Ford premia 100 estudiantes del Condado

Concesionarios de San Diego unen esfuerzos para otorgar 100 mil dólares en becas educativas

Por América Barceló-Feldman

A pesar de la fuerte crisis que está azotando a la industria automotriz, los doce concesionarios Ford en San Diego unieron esfuerzos para continuar con el programa de becas educativas San Diego County Salute to Education.

Valley Center la escuela que más solicitudes envió obtuvo seis estudiantes premiados:Mirta Gonzalez, Daniel Reyes, Josefina Rios, Miguel Soto y William Stranford.

En el décimo segundo año de la entrega de becas escolares concesionarios de Ford otorgaron100 mil dólares en becas educativas a 100 estudiantes de preparatorias de todo el Condado.

Los galardonados recibieron mil dólares cada uno, además un joven de la preparatoria Valley Center fue el ganador del auto último modelo sorteado durante la ceremonia de entrega de becas.

“Ford ha entregado 2.7 millones de dólares a dos mil 700 estudiantes que han ganado esta beca, hemos regalado cuatro autos y seis camionetas a los jóvenes de este condado para impulsar sus estudios universitarios, estamos muy orgullosos de continuar con este programa”, dijo D.J. Heller, director del Programa de Becas San Diego Salute of Education 2009.

Heller vocero de los doce concesionarios expresó que a pesar de la crisis financiera que enfrenta el país este programa de becas se ha mantenido para continuar impulsando la educación entre nuevas generaciones.

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Bersin starts second stint on the border with a new agenda
By Mariana Martínez
A new era of candor is the description given to current US-Mexico relations, by Border Czar for Department of Homeland Security, Alan Bersin.

Bersin empieza una segunda etapa en la frontera con una nueva agenda
Por Mariana Martínez
Como una nueva etapa de confianza es como describe las relaciones entre México y Estados Unidos, el encargado especial del Departamento de Seguridad Interna (DHS), Alan Bersin.

A Latina Supreme Court Judge Could Soothe Hispanics
By Gebe Martinez
It is supremely ironic that on the same day House Republicans released a web video equating Hispanic lawmakers to terrorists, conservatives faced the great possibility of a first-ever Hispanic appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The New GOP: Guns, Gays, God, & Go home!
The Old America they cling on to or want to cling on to no longer exists
By Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez
As the Republican Party continues to be soundly rejected by the U.S. electorate at the polls, some of its leaders have decided that the Party of Lincoln needs an extreme makeover. Actually, they appear to believe that the GOP simply needs to change its image, as opposed to fundamentally changing the party itself.


Reclaiming the Legacy of César Chávez
By Kent Peterson
The spirit of legendary farm labor leader César Chávez was alive on the streets of El Paso, Texas, this past weekend. Led by a tight contingent of Mexican dancers, a couple hundred marchers filed by the struggling businesses, open air markets and old apartment buildings of downtown El Paso and the historic Segundo Barrio neighborhood.

Histórico Encuentro Fotográfico de los Siglos XIX y XX de Don Antioco Cruces y Manuel Cruces, bisabuelo y bisnieto uno del otro
“Cruces y Cruces” se llama la muestra
Por: Paco Zavala
Después de vivir momentos angustiosos, días de incertidumbre y de temor, debido a la amenaza latente del Virus de la Influenza Humana A H1N1, las actividades en su aspecto general en la República Mexicana, retoman su curso, no sin la observación de medidas muy puntuales que han dictado las autoridades de salud del país, para que todo vuelva a su curso y recuperar parte de las pérdidas, sobre todo económicas, infligidas por esta pandemia, aunque sabemos que nada será igual, después de ahora.

Elvira Arellano Runs for Mexican Congress
The swine flu might have closed Mexican schools and slowed the nation’s economy to a near standstill, but it didn’t stop the latest political campaign from getting off the ground.

Sgt. Peralta Deserves Medal of Honor
By Congressman Bob Filner
On November 15, 2004, Sergeant Rafael Peralta, a 25 year old Marine from Chula Vista California, lost his life while on patrol in Fallujah, Iraq. Many Americans have heard the heroic story of Sgt. Peralta:

Credit Crunch Has Small Business Crying ‘Help!’
By Annette Fuentes
Namoch Sokhom has lots of stories about his small business-owner clients, and these days, none of them are good.

Recovery Act Contracting Opportunities
Questions and Answers
Q. Is there an opportunity for small businesses to get contracts under the Recovery Act?

2009 Hire-A-Youth Summer Employment Program
As part of the recent American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Department of Labor has allocated funds for summer work-readiness training and paid work experience for youth ages 14 to 24. The Hire-A-Youth Program will take place between May 1st and September 30th and will match youth and young adults with employment opportunities at local city, county, non-profit and businesses in areas such as service, technology, environmental preservation, medicine, recreation and more.

The Mercado Report: Idol Iraheta could be the next Latino Diva
By Humberto Caspa
I have a confession to make. Like millions of Americans, I’m hooked on Fox’s reality show American Idol. I’m not yet one of those maniac TV viewers who ponders when the show is over. I haven’t counted impatiently the days, hours, and minutes before host Ryan Seacrest starts a new show the following week.

Taking Your Medicine Safely
By Mayte Prida
We are fortunate to live in an age when prescription medicines are readily available to cure or treat everything from hypertension and ulcers to cancer and Alzheimer’s. Every day, millions of Americans rely on these medicines to live longer, healthier, more productive lives.

Neighborhood House Association Responds to Flu Outbreak
The Neighborhood House Association (NHA), San Diego County’s largest multi-purpose human services agency, helps thousands of individuals and families in San Diego everyday improve their quality of life by providing health and other vital social services. Because of its commitment to outreach into all sectors of the community, NHA has taken steps to help combat the spread of the influenza virus during this critical time.

Editorial and Commentary

Chula Vista’s Prop A defeated, good news and bad news
The ten year, one cent sales tax increase proposed in Chula Vista’s ballot initiative, Proposition A, was defeated this past Tuesday. There is good news and bad news in that defeat.

May 1st 2009 and the Immigrant Rights Movement: The Struggle Continues (La Lucha Sigue)
By Ty Coronado and Norma Villegas
Last year, in his attempt to win the Latino vote during his bid to the white house, Obama declared to the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), “the system just isn’t working…When communities are terrorized by [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] ICE immigration raids, when nursing mothers are torn from their babies, when children come home from school to find their parents missing, when people are detained without access to legal counsel, when all that is happening, the system just isn’t working, and we need to change it.”

Proponents Give Best Reasons Why Prop. 1A Should Be Rejected
By Jon Coupal
In true David versus Goliath fashion, the opponents of Proposition 1A are the underdogs in the political battle which will culminate on May 19th. There is little doubt that they will be outspent by a margin of at least 15 to 1. And they face a well organized campaign machine financed by the two giants of California politics: the California Teachers Association and Governor Schwarzenegger’s California Dream Team.

El signo de menos
Por José R. Uzal
En una emisora de radio, de las tantas que arengan a la población contra los inmigrantes, la agitadora-presentadora sugirió que debiéramos dejar de usar guiones para identificar nuestra procedencia, por ejemplo, cubano-americano, mexicano-americano, afro-americano etc. Estoy totalmente de acuerdo. El único problema es que en su ignorancia la presentadora, no sabia o no quería saber, que los guiones nos los confiere el gobierno.

Prejuicio Rampante
Por Maribel Hastings
WASHINGTON, D.C. — El pasado viernes en la oscuridad de la noche un jurado de Pennsylvania emitió un oscuro veredicto: absolvió de los cargos más graves a dos jóvenes anglosajones acusados de matar a golpes al inmigrante mexicano Luis Eduardo Ramírez Zavala mientras proferían insultos raciales, según testigos.

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

By Gustavo Arellano
Is it true that most Mexicans are carriers of the swine flu due to the fact they eat a lot of chicharrones, or is it the fact that your women are so pig-like? I knew that Mexicans have muy shitty diets, but now we have to worry about them infecting us with a pig-borne disease? Maybe we should put Clorox in the Rio Grande to cleanse your people while they swim to our country illegally. Any ideas?

UCLA Professor Chon A. Noriega to Co-Host “Latino Images In Film” on Turner Classic Movies
This May, UCLA professor Chon Noriega, author of Shot in America: Television, the State, and the Rise of Chicano Cinema, will host “Race and Hollywood: Latino Images In Film,” a month-long showcase of 40 films airing on cable network Turner Classic Movies (TCM). He will join TCM’s Robert Osborne in exploring how Hollywood has depicted Latino characters and culture in film.

Ricardo Montalbán: As with the grandfather, so with the grandson
Ricardo Montalbán was one of the most well-known Mexican-born Hollywood actors of all time. He is remembered in several key roles: As mysterious Mr. Roarke of ‘Fantasy Island,’ as epic tyrant Khan Noonien Singh of Star Trek, as the quintessential Latin Lover and for being the elegant three piece suit pitchman with charming Spanish cadences for the Chrysler Cordoba’s “soft Corinthian leather.’.

Mater Dei Freshman Lopez-Portillo Already a Leader
By John Philip Wyllie
Freshman Maritza Lopez-Portillo is one of the youngest players on Mater Dei High School’s Varsity Softball Team. She is also one of the finest. Years of experience gained first through tee-ball and then playing club softball with Bonita Valley has helped her get to where she is today.

Carreon Hilltop’s “Go-To” Guy
By John Philip Wyllie
Hilltop High School’s Boys Swim Team received a major boost this season with the addition of senior transfer Sergio Carreon. A product of a Mexican father and an American mother, Carreon grew up speaking two languages. He enjoys returning to Mexico where he has many relatives and where he spent most of the first five years of his life.

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