April 23, 2004

Community Notes:

CARE children take a field trip through a movie set

The children of the Imperial Beach Boys & Girls Club Oneonta CARE Program enjoying their Spring Break, took a walking field trip back in time to Los Angeles’ Venice Beach circa 1970 or at least that’s what it looked like as the children surveyed the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza and the preparations for the film “The Lords of Dogtown” starring Heath Ledger and Johnny Knoxville.

The children engaged Sony Pictures Studio prop makers Antonio and George into revealing some of the secrets of their trade.

With Arnold Schwarzenegger’s old ride L to R Joey Capron, Antonio Rojas, Jeremy Echeverria, Gregory McGhee, Alexandra Daniels, Naomi Martinez and Brianna Rivera.

The men were working on an action prop to be used in a scene. They had sawed a large model of a seahorse into several pieces and Antonio was cutting thorns off a fake Royal Thorny Oyster which acted as the base for the large seahorse and explained to the children “In the film it gets hit by an actor and breaks so we’re making it so it will break but not really break”.

One of the children seemed engrossed in one of the 6 inch thorns that had been cut off so Antonio offered each child one of the thorns as a real movie souvenir.

Moving on to another area the children passed an old rusting Pontiac Bonneville, one of the film crew mentioned that not only was the car being used in this movie but it is the same car that Arnold Schwarzenegger drove in the film ‘Last Action Hero’.

After posing for pictures with the aging metal action star the children headed back to the Club, some hoping the film will get a G or PG rating so they will be allowed to see it.

The CARE Program is a licensed, before and after-school program for kindergarten through sixth grade kids. The program is designed to enrich school learning by extending it into a fun and creative experience to better serve the developmental needs of the children. The program runs year-round, Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.

For more information about the CARE Program call the Imperial Beach Boys & Girls Club at (619) 424-2266.

Cinco de Mayo Festival

Join us for the Cinco de Mayo Festival in beautiful Borrego Springs, CA. We have a variety of activities planned for the whole family to enjoy.

We will kick it off Friday night, April 30th for the crowning of the first ever Little Miss. Cinco de Mayo. The Pageant contestants are all Current Borrego Springs residents and between the ages of 5 & 12. Tickets will be available prior or at the door for $5.

Sunday, come see if you can take the heat in our Jalapeño Eating Contest. Win a $100 cash for 1st place, runner- up receives $50.

So come celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Borrego Springs for a unforgettable fiesta!

Cinco de Mayo con Orgullo Parade and Festival

The San Diego Cinco de Mayo con Orgullo Coalition sponsors the 3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival, Sunday, May 2, 2004 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at West Harbor Drive and Pacific Highway.

The alcohol and tobacco-free parade and festival are held to help restore the celebration of Cinco de Mayo to it’s true meaning. Cinco de Mayo represents determination for social justice, as well as cultural preservation. It is not a holiday designated for heavy drinking.

The festival, featuring cultural music, dance, and food is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the County Administration Building.

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