October 2, 1998


El Día de la Raza

The recently formed committee for Solidarity in the Americas will hold an event commemorating el Día de La Raza on Saturday, October 10 at 4:30 pm at the Thomas Paine Coffeehouse, 4247 Park Blvd. (at Normal St.) in San Diego. Blase Bonpane, an activist priest, will speak on human rights in Chiapas and Latin America. Bonpane, who spend many years living and working with the poor in Latin America, is currently Director of the Office of the Americas, located in Los Angeles. The Saturday afternoon/early evening program will also feature other speakers and music and dance, and will be followed by informal discussion at another location at 8:00 pm Saturday evening.

Blase bonpane will also speak at the Spanish language Masses on Sunday, 11 am and 1 pm, October 11, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 32nd and Imperial, in San Diego.


Hispanic community Hoping to Save a Boys Life

On October 3, the American Red Cross and Hispanic Community Leaders will host the Seventh Annual Hispanic Blood/Bone Drive and Health Fiesta at the Chula Vista Shopping Center (Broadway and H streets). The event hours are 10:00 am to 4:00pm.

Event participants will enjoy music, Folklore, Maria-chis, free bone marrow registrations, free health screenings.

People of Hispanic heritage often have type O blood, which is the most needed type. To be a blood donor you must be at least 17 years of age, weight at least 110 pounds and be in good basic health. If you have questions about donating blood call 1-800-GIVE -LIFE.


San Diegans Urge to Take a Giant Step Toward Unity

Convinced that the United States can become a stronger, more prosperous nation if it can resolve its racial/ethnic divisions, a coalition of citizens from throughout San Diego county has come together to take a giant step toward unity.

Using the theme "Celebrating our Diversity: Making us One," the coalition will host its first public event —a Unity day Breakfast Forum— on Saturday, October 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in East Commons Dining Hall on the campus of San Diego State University. Admission is $10, which will include breakfast.

This half-day event will lay the groundwork for a major, region-wide Unity Day planned for Spring 1999, and will include a panel presentation and opportunities for public dialogue. The purpose is to give citizens of the region an opportunity to discuss ways in which racial and ethnic unity can be achieved.

Persons wishing to make reservations to attend the October 10th forum should contact the event coordinator, Debra Stephens, at (619) 264-1207.


Southcrest Recreation Falls Programs

The Southcrest Recreation Center, 4149 Newton Street, is announcing its' Fall Program. The Center is offering ceramics, arts & crafts, pee-wee soccer and tumbling, volleyball, flag football and cheerleading for children and teens. There are also activities for adults and seniors: ceramics, volleyball, basketball and many classes offered through Continuing Education. A weight room featuring free weights and exercise machines is also available to adults. Most classes are free and others are offered at a minimum cost.

For more information or to sign up, please call (619) 527-3413.


Belden Village Rummage Sale

The Belden Village Resident Council, a non-profit organization is holding a public rummage sale on Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 7777 Belden St., located off Ashford St. in the community of Linda Vista.

The purpose of this annual event is to raise funds to support outings and activities and to purchase recreational equipment and furnishings for the senior citizens and disabled residents who live in the 243-unit apartment complex.

The volunteer Resident Council arranges programs and activities which are intended to promote self-sufficiency for the residents and improve their quality of life.

Come do some shopping and support Belden Village. For more information, call the office at (619) 715-9069.


Alzheimer's Support Group

Alzheimer's Support Group for the Caregiver meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Notable speakers, literature, and support are provided. Support group meets at Villa Bonita, 3434 Bonita Road. For information please call Tina at 267-6104.

Bayview Community Development Corporation Awarded National Planning Grant From Federal Government

Bayview Community Development Corporation (Bayview CDC) has been awarded a Federal planning grant from the Office of Community Services (OCS) with the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The planning grant will fund the development of a business plan which will be used to develop a job creation project.

The project being designed by Bayview CDC is the development of a biotechnology manufacturing/incubator facility which will link the employment and production needs of the Biotech industry with the potential labor force and facility space within the southeastern communities of San Diego.

Isabel St. Germain, Bayview CDCs Chief Executive Officer, calls the award a win for all of San Diego, "This is the first OCS Planning Grant ever awarded to a community group in San Diego and the project we are developing will create a unique partnership between the Federal government, the Biotech industry, and the community."

Bayview CDC is a three year old community development corporation which provides housing, economic development, employment, and mentoring services to low-income residents and neighborhoods.

Junta Comunitaria Con Foro Abierto

La CPUC invita al público a la Junta Comunitaria con Foro Abierto el próximo Miércoles 7 de Octubre de 1998. Empezará a las 7:00 p.m. en el Centro Comunitario Sherman ubicado en 2258 Island Avenue, San Diego, Ca.

El Comisionado Sr. Josiah Neeper dirigirá la Junta pública de CPUC tratando la discusión de los más recientes abusos de telecomunicaciones en el mercado como son atropello y meterse a la fuerza y también informará a los clientes como ellos pueden proteger sus derechos y reparar el daño causado.

El comisionado y el gabinete de CSD estará disponible para preguntas y comentarios del público.

Un interprete para lenguage en español estará disponible. Para más información llame al (415) 703-1159 con el Sr. Fassil Fenikile, o al (619) 282-0217 con el Sr. Mateo Camarillo.

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