April 14, 2000

Community Notes ...

Barrio Logan Student Makes USD Honor Roll

Rudy P. Guevarra Jr. made the dean's list for the fall semester of 1999 at the University of San Diego.

Guevarra, a senior, earned First Honors with a grade point average of 3.65 or higher for the semester. He is majoring in history.

Her parents are Rudy and Angela Guevarra of Barrio Logan.

The University of San Diego is an independent Catholic institution of higher education located on 180 acres overlooking San Diego's Mission Bay. Chartered in 1949, the school enrolls more than 6,800 students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community involvement.

Immigrant Stations of the Cross

15 San Diego and Tijuana Church Groups will participate in an "Immigrant Stations of the Cross" on Saturday, April 15th, from 3 to 5 p.m. The procession will depart from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in San Ysidro, 2020 Alaquinas Dr. in San Ysidro and end at the US-Mexico border fence near Camino de la Plaza Road in San Ysidro.

The Immigrant Stations of the Cross will commemorate the deaths of new more than 500 immigrants who have died on our border since Operation Gatekeeper began in 1994. Each station, written by Br. Giocchino Campese of Casa del Migrante in Tijuana, will focus on a particular aspect of an immigrant's experience leaving his or her home, confronting the border, and beginning a new life in the north.

The Youth Group from Mt. Carmelo Church will dress as the main characters in the passion play. The event is sponsored by the Interfaith Coalition for Immigrants Rights, a California Association of Catholic. Protestant, and Jewish communities working to defend the rights of immigrants throughout the state and the nation.


Boys & Girls Club of National City Dedicates New Computer Lab

National City — With the financial backing of State Farm Insurance Companies, Paradise Valley Hospital and The Charles and Ruth Billingsley Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club of National City is dedicating its new Computer Lab on Friday, April 14, 2000 at 4 p.m. at 1430 D Avenue. This ceremony is planned during National Boys & Girls Club Week, April 9-15.

"We are very proud of our new Computer Lab because of the impact it will have on the youth of National City. Thank you, State Farm Insurance Companies, Paradise Valley Hospital and The Charles and Ruth Billingsley Foundation, for believing in us and our cause," said Executive Director Greg Beatie. Three groups each invested $10,000 in the project to ensure that National City's children and youth have access to information technology and all its educational benefits."


Mexican-Ancestry of the Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Annual Scholarship Fundraiser will have their Dinner/Dance on Saturday, April 29, 2000 at Don Diego VFW Post #7420 located at 2100 Logan Ave. San Diego.

Dinner 6-7 p.m. - Round Tables of (10) groups.

Floor Show, 7-8 p.m. by Local Children "Ballet Folkloric Cristo Rey".

Dance 8-12 p.m. by Life Music "Band Change."

Tickets: $15.00 per person and money raffle prices, $1.00 per chance.

Please make checks to: "VFW Mexican Ancestry and mail to: Quartermaster, Gabriel Lopez, 1611 N. San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel, Ca. 91770. Tel. (323)685-5274.

Your purchase tickets will be at the door by group name. Information call: Adjutant, Eulalio Porras (619) 264-1243.


Hot Chili and Cool Jazz; Imperial Beach Chili Festival For Charity

Chili tasting from the 30 best amateur and restaurant cookers in the County and great local jazz artists at the 7th Annual Imperial Beach Chili & Jazz Festival, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, May 20 at Veteran's Park in Imperial Beach located on Imperial Beach Boulevard, between 8th and 9th street. Pancake breakfast and local jazz bands in the morning. Noon events include the Miss Hot Stuff and Mr. Chili Pepper contest and cook jazz bands: Hollis Gentry's Neon, Bruce Cameron & the Latin Jazz Allstars, Shirley B and the Latino Express and J.D. and the Bluesbusters.

All proceeds go to local family charities. Admission is free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. For more information call 619/575-7997.


Chula Vista Wal-Mart Hosts Community Health Fair

Chula Vista — Young and old alike will benefit from the HOPE for Kids Health Fair, Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Chula Vista Wal-Mart parking lot located at 75 North Broadway. Part of HOPE's annual Global Outreach Day, the Fair will feature themes such as: Health and Wellness, Drug Awareness, Disease Prevention. HIV/AIDS, Single Parenting, and Teen Pregnancy. The Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive, the Chula Vista Fire Department fire engine will be on hand, and the Story Tree Gang will be entertaining the crowd with educational musical skits and games. All proceeds from the Wal-Mart food booth will go to Children's Miracle Network, which directly benefits Children's Hospital of San Diego.


New Initiatives 2000 GRANT: "Lagoon Arts Projects" $5,000 Available to Celebrate Unique Environmental Heritage Through the Arts

The Carlsbad Arts Office is seeking proposals which celebrate the city's lagoons through the arts from organizations in the City of Carlsbad. Envisioned by the Carlsbad Arts Commission, the New Initiatives Grant Program is a way to encourage Carlsbad organizations to create community events, objects or activities which express Carlsbad's unique character. The total amount available for funding is $5,000. From this amount the Arts office will fun up two proposals. The grant does not require matching funds; however, applicants may provide additional income sources, such as money from the applicant organization itself, sponsors, earned income, etc. to meet the budget needs of proposals of greater scope. Information workshops will be held on Monday, April 3 at 5:00 p.m. at the Carlsbad Arts Office, 2955 Elmwood Street and on Thursday, April 6 at 5:00 p.m. in the Cannon Art Gallery at Carlsbad Library, 1775 Dove Lane. Call (760) 434-2900 for more information.


YMCA Sets 39th Annual Good Friday Breakfast

The YMCA of San Diego county's 39th Annual YMCA Good Friday Breakfast will be held Friday, April 21, 2000. Over 600 San Diegans will gather at this breakfast hosted by the Downtown YMCA. The breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley.

The breakfast will feature motivational speaker and author, Kenneth Blanchard. Also featured in the program will be a musical presentation by the Rev. Terri Mason and the Miracle Choir. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 17 and under. To reserve call the Downtown YMCA at (619) 232-7451.


Volunteers Needed to Live, Work in County Parks

The San Diego County Department of Parks and Recreation is accepting applications from individuals and couples who would like to live and work in a park or campground. Applicants must have a motorhome or camping trailer and be willing to exchange 20 hours of work each week for a space with utility hookups.

Volunteers perform light maintenance and grounds-keeping around the park, and also collect fees from and provide information to park visitors.

The parks with current openings include Agua Caliente in the desert, Eucalyptus in La Mesa, Heise Park in Julian, Live Oak Park in Fallbrook, Los Penasquitos Canyon, Potrero, north of Tecate, and Steizer Park in Lakeside.

For information and applications, call (858) 505-6805. All County Park and Recreation volunteers are subject to background checks prior to hiring and are covered by worker's compensation while performing their volunteer service.



In our edition of 7 April, 2000, Vol. XXIV No. 14, an announcement was published "A Heavenly Roll Call" by the San Diego VFW Post and Auxiliary 7420. With the announcement was printed a photo that purports to show the `original members of the VFW Don Diego Post which was chartered in 1955. We have been informed that the picture and the names were in error.

Not wishing to start a "Second WWII, herewith is a corrected list of the original `charter members' in alphabetical order:

Ramon Abarda
Joe Alcoser
Manuel Buso
Librado Campos
Gilbert Castorena
Alfonso Caudillo
John Cuadillo
Cornelio Hernandez
Ernest Curiel
Ernie Cuevas
Paul Dominguez
Robert Evaro
Everett Hernandez
Oscar Garcia
Adam Gastelum
Marcus Gomez
Joe Lerma
Julius Lewis
Carlos Milan
Melvin Moore
Edward Naranjo
Joseph Nava
Trinidad Negrete
Gilbert Olivas
Jesus Ortiz
Raymond Peralta
Rudolph Pontecorvo
Robert Protheroe
Tomas Regalado
Albert Ramirez
Robert Ramirez
Alfonso Rivas
Oscar Romero
Wilfred Romero
John Rubalcava
Peter Salcedo
Frank Sanchez
Ralph Sedeno
Elfran Soloman
Salvador Sotelo
Julius Torres
Timothy Valdez

(The list of charter members was provided by "Lalo Rodriquez" Past Quartermaster of VFW Post 7420. In order to be a charter member, the individual would have to be recorded as a founding member during 1955. Unfortunately, the photo provided to La Prensa San Diego included some who did not enroll until the 1960's. We apologize for any embarrassment caused to any member of the VFW Post 7420. As far as La Prensa is concerned, any member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is to be honored and respected for their contributions to their country during war time. !NO SE RAJEN!

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