Volume XXII Number 32 ~ August 14, 1998


Front Page Stories

The Pillar Remembered: The Story of the Cannery Workers

Albacore comming off the conveyor belt headed to the cannery. (Photo Courtesy of the San Diego Unified Port District)

By Robert Quintana

The tuna canneries were ahead of their time. Norma Martinez, a cannery `veteran' of 25 years, remembers exercising every morning at the beginning of each workday at one of the plants. This was long before it became en vogue for corporate America to install athletic gear on rooftops.

For others the Statue of Liberty might have been hidden amidst the heavy, pungent odor of fish. John and Marty Cota recall a place where persons of Mexican, Italian, Japanese and Anglo descent all worked together like a championship baseball team. Diversity was a reality not a goal. And when someone was down, hurt, or was struck with some kind of tragedy, the others would pitch in any way they could. The `familia' was there.To continue, click on the link.

Asamblea Aprueba Presupuesto De 75,300 Millones De Dolares

The Two founders of Alberto's Mexican Fast Food Restaurants Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Tax Evasion

City Officials Settle Suit Claiming They Violated Open-Meeting Laws

Fear Abounds That New Visa Cards Would Keep Mexican Consumers Home
By Arthur H Rotstein

Noticias de Mexico


New $13 Million Hispanic Cultural Center In Works

"Citizen of the Month" is Donna Estrada, Dedicated Children's Advocate, Community Volunteer

Jasmine Primavera Wins Equity Pioneer Award at SWC

Sweetwater Summit explores School-to-Career programs offers Spanish workshops

San Diego Urban League/State Farm Insurance to Launch Achievement Matters Campaign

Business Notes:


Editorial: City Council led by nose by the Mayor AGAIN!!

Opinion: ¿Por Que No Abrir Las Fronteras?
por Jacob G. Hornberger

Opinion: La Educación, Una Prioridad
Por Cruz Bustamante

El Foro ... The Public Forum

Tezozomoc Speaks

Etc. Etc. Etc.

Sporting news, reviews and other tid bits

A Turkey In A Leather Jumpsuit? 'The Avengers' Shows Trouble Signs

Nuevo Disco De Jose Jose Esta Dedicado A Los Indocumentados

Calendar of Events

Davenport Closer to Number One After Winning Toshiba Title
By J. Fred Sidhu

Hernandez Defeated in Tijuana Challenger Final
By J. Fred Sidhu


Bullfight World
by Lynn Sherwood
Hail, Cesar!

American Bowls Highlight Third Preseason Week; 49ers Face Seahawks In Vancouver, Cowboys Play Patriots in Mexico City

Leaf Anything But A Rattle Rookie In NFL Debut
By Bernie Wilson

Padres Are Not The Only Division-Leaders In Town

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