Volume XXVI Number 34 August 23, 2002

FrontPage Stories

General Election 2002

Toby Mange wants a seat on the San Ysidro School Board

By Daniel L. Munoz

Not too long ago, San Ysidro resident Toby Mange had been a regular fixture on the San Ysidro School Board of Trustees meetings. He had twice run for office and twice had been elected to the Board of Trustees. He served eight years from 1983 to 1990. During this period of time he split his time between his families, work with the United States Navy, North Island, in the Naval Aviation Department, and somehow found the time to deal with the many problems that plagued the San Ysidro Elementary-Middle School District.

Toby Mange, candidate for San Ysidro school board.

Now 12 years later, Toby Mange trudged up the stairway to the offices of La Prensa San Diego, one more time, to announce that he was going to run for office for the Board of Trustees. “ The District is in chaos”, he told La Prensa San Diego. “ I have been approached by citizens of San Ysidro who are concerned at the instability of the administration and the chaos that it is causing in the education of our children. Students, teachers, and parents have requested I come back and work to bring back some stability to the school district. Some of the Board members have informed me that the meetings are chaotic. Important decisions are not being made and Board members are not communicating with each other. Attendees have made statements to me, that it looks like decisions have been made prior to the meeting and then are approved without public discussion,” stated Mange

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Survey Shows Latino Voters are Up for Grabs
Washington, D.C. – The Board of Directors of The Latino Coalition (TLC) released the results of their 2002 National Hispanic Survey at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The survey was conducted by McLaughlin & Associates’ Opiniones Latinas. One thousand Hispanic adults in the U.S. were interviewed from August 2 – 14, 2002 for this survey, which has a margin of error of + 3.1%

Police can now be drafted to enforce immigration law
The new federal rule takes effect Friday, raising concern among civil rights advocates.
By Kris Axtman
HOUSTON August 19, 2002 — In the 1980 Mariel boatlift, more than 100,000 Cubans fled their country on rickety boats, inner tubes, and makeshift rafts, inundating Florida shores as well as federal immigration, law enforcement, and welfare agencies.

UCLA Study Shows Spanish-Language Broadcasters in Los Angeles Receive Less Money, Benefits Than English-Language Counterparts
Los Angeles Spanish-language television broadcasters on average earn 70 percent less than those at English-language stations, according to a new policy brief released by UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center. The brief, based on a study undertaken by UCLA’s Center for the Study of Urban Poverty, also revealed that Spanish-language broadcasters receive less comprehensive health and retirement benefits than their English-language counterparts.

First Person
The Pain and Pride of Community College
By Elizabeth Gonzalez
After headaches, tears and too many sleepless nights, I have a piece of paper that says I’m of the “learned.”


For these Students, Summer is for Riding Technology Waves
Exploratory course teaches tech skills and helps connect teens with career interests
As an avid camper, Southwest High senior Paul Barajas has always wondered what it would be like to work at a national or state park. Barajas recently had a chance to find out straight from the source: a park ranger.

ACLU, Muslim youths focus on immigrants
Groups Meet To Discuss Effect Of Sept. 11
By Lisa Fernandez
August 14, 2002 - While some teens are spending their dwindling summer days hanging out by the pool or the mall, several dozen other Bay Area young people talked Tuesday about what it means to be an immigrant after Sept. 11.

$240,000 Decree Ends EEOC ‘English-Only Case Against Regis Salons
Hispanic Stylists Subjected to Language Rule, Derogatory Comments and Extra Cleaning Duties
CHICAGO- The U.S. equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that District Judge Joan B. Gottschall signed late yesterday a $240,000 Consent Decree resolving a federal employment discrimination lawsuit against Regis Corporation, a Minneapolis-based company which operates approximately 1,000 hair salons nationally. The case, brought by the EEOC in federal court in Chicago, challenged national origin discrimination against Hispanic stylists at the company’s hair saloon in the North Riverside Park Mall in Chicago.

Grossmont College President Ted Martinez, Jr., Leads National Hispanic Community College Council
EL CAJON - Grossmont College President Ted Martinez, Jr, Ph.D. has been elected president of the National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC), an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges. The 250-member council is entering its 18th organizational year of support and leadership development for Hispanic educators in community and technical colleges. Martinez had previously served as the organization’s vice president, and board member.

Governor Davis Names Santa Ana, CA Student to CSU Board of Trustees
Sacramento - Governor Gray Davis today announced the appointment of M. Alexander Lopez as a student member of the California State University Board of Trustees.

El Distrito Escolar de Sweetwater siempre a la vanguardia en la Educación.
Por: Erika Montes de Oca
El pasado Viernes 16 de Agosto en las instalaciones Eastlake High School se llevó a cabo el foro annual Education Summit /Cumbre Educativa, evento que se viene realizando desde hace 8 años, por la Oficina Del Distrito del Superintendente. En este evento participaron Bonita Vista Middle, Castle Park Middle, Chula Vista Middle, Granger Junior, Hilltop Middle, Mar Vista Middle, entre otras escuelas a nivel secundaria y en escuelas de nivel preparatoria se encontraron Montgomery High, Palomar High, San Ysidro High, Southwest High, Sweetwater High y otras escuelas del distrito.

Novedoso Programa de Estudios Humanísticos.
Por: Paco Zavala
El contorno cultural que rodea y cubre a la ciudad de Tijuana y sus alrededores es asombroso, bello y sorpresivo. El Centro de Humanidades de Baja California, A.C. con domicílo social en lerdo y Garibaldi S/N de la colonia Juárez, está convocando a tomar un “Diplomado én introducción a los estudios humanísticos” en un espacio de tiempo de nueve meses divididos estos a su vez en tres “trimestres”.

Dos Nuevos Análisis de Tratamientos de Sustitución Hormonal Secundan las Conclusiones de Ensayo Clínico Recientemente Detenido
Dos nuevos análisis sistemáticos de un amplio espectro de investigaciones sobre tratamientos de sustitución hormonal (HRT sus siglas en inglés) para prevenir las enfermedades cardiovasculares y otros problemas a largo plazo de la salud secundan las conclusiones de un ensayo clínico de la Women’s Health Initiative (Iniciativa de la Salud de las Mujeres o WHI por sus siglas en inglés) que fue recientemente detenido. Estos análisis fueron desarrollados por el U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Grupo de Trabajo de Servicios Preventivos de Estados Unidos) a manera de trasfondo para nuevas recomendaciones sobre el uso de tratamientos de sustitución hormonal que serán publicadas durante el otoño para clínicos y pacientes.

Nationwide Totalmente Latina Tour Entices Teen Girls with Mix of Dynamic Celebrities and Latinia Flavor
Mente, Cuerpo y Espíritu (mind, body and spirit). In a quest to empower Latina teen girls to build a healthy self-image of mind, body and spirit, Procter & Gamble has gathered some of the hottest Latina celebrity panelists and experts for the first ever Totalmente Latina Tour (TLT). With a stop in San Diego this Saturday, TLT promises to infuse audiences with real-life inspiration and the tools necessary to manage peer pressure, recognize cultural expectations, nurture meaningful relationships and build a positive self-image.

Lawmakers meet with fasting farm workers
Ten legislators meet with fasting farm workers Thursday at a makeshift vigil on the state Capitol’s north steps and then joined the eighth leg of the 150-mile, 10-day “March for the Governor’s Signature” as it nears Walnut Grove.

Workers Rally to Protest Genesis Communications in Otay Mesa
Genesis Communications International, a leading provider of local and long distance telecommunications services to the Hispanic market; who employ more than 200 people that specializes in delivering competitive telecommunications services, announced record first quarter earnings with an eight-fold increase in EBITDA over the same period last year. In addition, Genesis experienced continued revenue growth in 2001 with gross revenue expanding to nearly $29 million.”

Por Que El Teleton Es Mi Programa Favorito
por Charo
Se acerca el Día del Trabajo y ¡usted sabe lo que eso significa!

Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotarians went in force (14 people) to the Barrio home of Bruce and Katherine Balino Rowan, a disabled family. This taskforce, spear headed by Mike Bardin, Community Chair, came to clean, trim, mow and cut-back five years’ garden overgrowth.

Election Year 2002 Update
College Board Races in the Nov. 5 General Election
Palomar Comm. College Board of Trustees

La película para pantalla gigante, Oasis Marino, impacta políticas de conservación y educación en Baja California, México
Oasis Marino, una película para pantalla gigante que actualmente se exhibe en teatros alrededor del mundo, está logrando un impacto significativo en las áreas de la conservación y educación ambiental en Baja California, México.

Community Notes:
Low Rider Car Club to Celebrate 25th Annivesary
Amigos Car Club, San Diego’s oldest active low rider car club, will celebrate its silver anniversary with a dinner dance on Friday, August 23, 6:00 p.m., at Fiesta Hall, located at 1770 Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach. The evening will include live entertainment by Los Alacranes and Los Blazers. Tickets are $25 per person, $40 per couple. For ticket information, please call (619) 690-6233.

Registration and Health Information for Students in San Diego City Schools
District-wide elementary school registration for studetns who are new to the district or attending a different district school than last year will be held on Monday, Aug. 26 and Sept. 3, the first day of school.

Detention of Middle-Easterners Brings in Doubt Who We Are.
Detention, as being carried out in the war on terrorism, by the Bush administration, is an affront to our sense of Americanism! But, as GWB and the boys deep in the dungeons of the CIA, FBI, and the State Department have forgotten or chose to ignore, WWII and the detention of the Japanese out in the desert encampments brought home just how dangerous life can be in America if you are the wrong color, wrong language, hold different religious values, and dare to oppose the U.S.A. The Japanese detained were not slant-eyed evil Asians from Nippon! They were American citizens!

Downtown San Ysidro Project Given a Second Chance
After four years of planning, Friends of the Library, in San Ysidro, thought they had a done deal to have a beautiful central library built, only to see the plan hijacked by Councilman Ralph Inzunza Jr., and Sam Marasco of the Las Americas plaza earlier this year. Despite pleas by the community and a show of support for a downtown library, Inzunza forged ahead with a new plan, which he hatched over a couple of months, to locate the library within the Las Americas shopping center, for which he won San Diego city council approval.

Chismes de mi Gallinero:
MAPA Makes History
By Julio C. Calderón
For more than 20 years I have been going to the endorsement conventions of the Mexican American Political Association State/National (MAPA) with anticipation of something new and historical to come from them. I just returned from Los Angeles and the 43rd Annual convention of the association…and it was, indeed, historical.

Tezozomoc Speaks
A los tiriles de Southwestern College: Lite up la pipa and start thinking. La tribu de la liñea getting upset with all the pedo going on. Remember the story de Las Cucarachas? We don’t need enemies. We have too much fun pulling each other down! Que pendejada.

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Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits

Cultural Arts Office/Carlsbad Offers Grants for Projects
The cultural Arts Office/City of Carlsbad invites applications for its annual Community Arts Grants Program. Funding for the Grants Program amounts to $19,000 for the year 2003. the grants Program awards funds to not-for-profit organiztions and to visual, media, literary and performing artists for projects taking place in Carlsbad. Schools and school-related organizations may also apply for school-based proposals. Four Grant Application workshops will he held:

Mosaico de Actividades Culturales en Tijuana
Por Paco Zavala
La actividad cultural se acrecienta con la apertura de un nuevo ciclo escolar que ya inició y que terminará el próximo año en algunos casos. En todos los centros de educación en los que se promueve la enseñanza, el interés y el amor por el arte y la cultura actualmente hay mucha actividad, cada uno de estos centros se encuentra organizando, determinando y aplicando sus planes de estudio y todo lo concerniente a su proyección.

Southwestern College Only SD Site to Host Peace Exhibit
CHULA VISTA- Southwestern College has been selected as the only San Diego site for the roving “Gandhi, King, Ikeda: a legacy of Building Peace” exhibit. Produced by Morehouse College and provided by Soka Gakkai International-USA (SGI), a non-governmental organization of the UN, the display features colorful photographs, inspiring quotes and factual information about Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Daisaku Ikeda. The five-panel unit celebrates the lives of the three leaders who fought for a peaceful, non-violent society.

San Diego State at Fresno State
Thursday, August 29, 2002
7:05 p.m. PDT
Bulldog Stadim Fresno, Calif.
Television: The San Diego State at Fresno State game will be televised live to a national cable audience by ESPN2.

San Diego State Men’s Basketball Schedule Released
Defending MWC Champions Play 12 Games Against Teams that Advanced Postseason in 2001
A home schedule that features six games against 2002 NCAA Tournament teams, including non-conference home contests against Dick Vitale’s preseason top-ranked team Arizona and Bobby Knight-coached Texas Tech Highlight the 2002-03 San Diego State basketball schedule announced by head coach Steve Fisher on Monday.

Gerardo’s Goal Gives Freedom a Shot at WUSA Title
By John Philip Wyllie
Notre Dame’s all-time leading goal scorer, Monica Gerardo, is no stranger to netting crucial goals when the chips are down, but she may have outdone herself last weekend in Philadelphia.

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