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Vol. XXXVIII No. 06

Apartheidesque Republican Immigration Principles: DEADON-ARRIVAL Perspective By Nativo-Vigil Lopez HERMANDAD MEXICANA HUMANITARIAN FOUNDATION

What did you expect from the Republican Party on immigration matters? This is not Ronald Reagan’s party any more. Twenty-seven years ago he signed into law the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986, which ultimately legalized 3 million undocumented persons with permanent resident status. Five years hence these same newly legalized immigrants qualified for U.S. citizenship. Not this Republican Party, not now, and probably not ever. The long-awaited “Republican Immigration Principles 2014” regurgitate legislative proposals and rhetoric authored and heard from Republican federal legislators all year long. There is nothing new here. However, a closer look reveals that these are broad stroke proposals that actually mirror many of the current immigration policies and practices of the Obama administration. The first principle - Border Security and Interior Enforcement. This has been Obama’s mainstay. He has increased 8,000 additional border guards along the U.S. - Mexico border, used the National Guard, incorporated military technology perfected in Iraq and Afghanistan, including drones, and built 700 miles of border wall. The expansive and mandatory use of Secure Communities Program really became a reality under this administration. The creeping intermeshing of federal and local police authority and database exchange has never been so invasive and thorough. No other president in the history of the United States has deported more migrants than the first black president - 2 million and counting. At this rate, more than three million migrants, the majority of Mexican origin, will have been removed by the end of Obama’s second term. The annual budget of the Department of Homeland Security for immigration purposes has never been more robust. The second principle - Implement Entry-Exit Visa Tracking System. On this score Obama has not been overly ambitious. It is estimated that 40 percent of the current undocumented population actually entered the U.S. lawfully with a visitor, tourist, business, or student visa, but overstayed. This has historically been the case notwithstanding the persistent border enforcement emphasis. However, the Republicans will find no argument with the presi-

La Prensa Muñoz, Inc. Publications

FEBRUARY 7, 2014

Mujeres en la Lucha Por Juliana Rico Hace varios años conocí a un Periodista llamado Mark Day. Un hombre extremadamente trabajador y entregado a su comunidad. El me contó sobre un grupo de mujeres cabeza de hogar; cuyas vidas habían sido destrozadas por la crisis migratoria en Estados Unidos. Al escuchar la historia me causó mucho interés, ya que la situación de vida de esas mujeres no había sido nada fácil. Sin embargo las ganas por progresar y de seguir luchando, a pesar de la situación en que se encontraban, fue el motivo para que este grupo de mujeres se reunieran y crearan una cor-porativa de tamales llamada: Tamales Frescos. “La idea de la cooperativa de tamales empezó con una conversación con Juana García, acá en Vista California. Yo conocí a su esposo Idefonso, y al escuchar las circunstancias de cómo murió el esposo en el desierto de Arizona, sentí mucha tristeza por ella. Juana me dijo que ella necesitaba trabajar y encontrar la forma de como ayudar a su familia. Después yo hablé con María Flores, otra mujer inmigrante con una situación parecida. Por años yo he estado estudiando las cooperativas y quería empezar con los trabajadores del condado Norte. Muchos de esos trabajadores son personas que han

Cooperativa Tamales Frescos sufrido abusos en su trabajo como, dejarlos todo el día sin paga”. Afirmó para La Prensa San Diego Mark Day, fundador de la Corporativa de Tamales Frescos. Sus Tamales se hacen con ingredientes frescos, las recetas son

únicas y originales, el procedimiento de preparación puede durar más de 8 horas, haciendo el guiso y la masa. Cuando ellas se reúnen pueden cocinar más de 150 tamales para la venta. “Lo más difícil para la elaboración de tamales es hacer lo

que lleva por dentro, nosotras tratamos de que en cada mordida, la gente explore sabores caseros, por eso nos tardamos un poco más en cocinarlos”. Declaró Guadalupe (vea Tamales, página 8)

100 years of serving San Diego families By Pablo J. Sáinz

When Rudolph A. Johnson III went through the Head Start program at Neighborhood House Association as a little boy more than 40 years ago, his teachers never imagined they were preparing him for a leadership position in San Diego’s largest social services agency. This year the Neighborhood House Association (NHA) is celebrating 100 years of history and of service to the San Diego community. Johnson said he’s proud of leading the organization into a new era. “It is very special to me, not just as president and CEO, but as a former student in the Head Start program,” he said. “For me, it’s like coming full circle. I’m a guy who believes in a higher power, and I know I was meant to be here.” Neighborhood House Association kicked off its centennial celebration in late January at a ceremony at the Marston House Museum in Balboa Park. Community and business leaders came together to celebrate the agency’s achievements and commemorate the agency’s history and impact to the San Diego region. San Diego Interim Mayor Todd Gloria said during the event that NHA is an important part of the city. “This organization started helping immigrants in the community and has (see Immigration, page 5)

Rudolph Johnson, CEO of NHA (third from right) along with some of the board members, cut a cake to kick off their centennial celebration. continued their service today with house assisting Mexican and other Depression and two World Wars. Earlier this month, the California youth, families, and seniors,” Gloria immigrants in transitioning into the said. “It’s a great organization wor- San Diego Community. NHA has State Assembly recognized NHA for thy of great support from the city of been instrumental in supporting its 100 years of service. Throughout 2014, the agency will underserved communities throughout San Diego.” Founded in 1914 by a group of history’s most difficult periods, includwomen, NHA began as a settlement ing the Mexican Revolution, the Great (see NHA, page 5)


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A 15 años del Alexa Legorreta Recibe Importante Premio en Dramaturgia 2013 inicio del movimiento social de ex braceros Por: Paco Zavala

Por Abel Astorga Morales El próximo 14 de marzo se cumplirán 16 años de que inició el movimiento social de ex braceros que aglutina a viejos ex migrantes que desde 1942 hasta 1964 trabajaron en los campos agrícolas y ferrocarriles estadounidenses, y que desde 1998 se movilizaron con objeto de luchar por la devolución de unos ahorros que en su momento nos se les regresó. Se trata de un problema que en su momento estuvo rodeado de irregularidades, corrupción y un sinfín de malos manejos por parte del gobierno mexicano. Desde 1942 hasta 1958 una de las normas del convenio bilateral firmado entre México y Estados Unidos, autorizaba deducciones del diez por ciento salarial para un Fondo de Ahorro Campesino que posteriormente les sería devuelto. Se trataba pues de una especie de seguro de desempleo con el que se pretendía que a su regreso a México los trabajadores compraran insumos e implementos agrícolas para el campo, además de aplicar los conocimientos obtenidos en los campos estadounidenses. Sin embargo, la maquinaria de corrupción e irregularidades que había prevalecido durante los sexenios de Manuel Ávila Camacho y Miguel Alemán, intervino también en detrimento de los braceros mexicanos. Mientras miles de ellos ganaban el sustento trabajando bajo difíciles condiciones laborales, ya sea plantando, cortando la maleza o pizcando innumerables hortalizas en el field estadounidense; e incluso reparando y dando mantenimiento a los ferrocarriles en “nombre del esfuerzo de la guerra”; por otro lado, en la clandestinidad y a expensas del desconocimiento de muchos trabajadores sobre las deducciones salariales y otros de sus derechos, los bancos mexicanos encargados de salvaguardar los ahorros descontados (Banco Nacional de Crédito Agrícola y Banco del Ahorro Nacional) y el gobierno mexicano, cometieron el que ha sido considerado por

En la actualidad la pujanza y dinamismo de la juventud, impone sus condiciones sobre una sociedad bastante desgastada y que en algunos sectores desoyen estos fuertes golpes de ¡Victoria!.....! Victoria!, tal es el caso reciente de la joven Licenciada en Arte Teatral, la regiomontana, Alexa Legorreta, quién a sus 23 años recibió de manos del Director General del Instituto de Cultura de Baja California, Lic. Manuel Felipe Bejarano Giacomán, el “Premio Bellas Artes Baja California de Dramaturgia 2013”, el cual otorga anualmente el INBA en coordinación con el ICBC. Este importante premio fue entregado el pasado 31 de enero, dando cumplimiento con el compromiso adquirido en su campaña por el Gobernador del Estado, Francisco “Kiko”Vega de Lamadrid, de llevar cultura para todos, durante el transcurso de su mandato. Alexa Legorreta obtuvo el galardón con su trabajo titulado “Sobre la sangre de Sur a Norte”, ante el jurado integrado por Juliana Faesler, Martín Acosta y Hugo Alfredo Hinojosa, calificado como el mejor, “por ser un texto de gran madurez estilística a nivel de estructura y lenguaje; además de poseer una mirada abierta sobre una problemática importante dentro de nuestra sociedad”, así fue señalado. La galardonada señaló: “Ganar el premio a mi edad ¿es honor o una responsabilidad?, tengo 23 años, me queda claro que éste ya no es el tiempo para tener esta edad, pero confío, creo que si algo puedo heredar del caos que vivimos, no será plomo y sangre, sino una obra compacta, honesta, dolorosa; ¡Si!, porque será el reflejo de mi época”. Continúa expresando Alexa: “La propuesta y

la formulación de mi trabajo será un registro de un doloroso pasado, un presente caótico y un porvenir cuya luz dejo en manos de mis letras. Sobre la sangre de Sur a Norte, propuesta como un poema dramático, es un experimento estilístico que retrata las migraciones de México, las cuales producen mucha coyuntura en los recientes acontecimientos que han colapsado entre sí y sobre nosotros”. Por su parte el Director General del ICBC, felicitó a la joven dramaturga y reconoció su trayectoria a lo largo de su carrera que incluye la fundación del grupo “Voces en Verso” (Monterrey 20072009), un Primer lugar en el Primer Concurso de Cuento Exprés en el Café Brasil (Monterrey 2011) con el cuento “Minuto Royale” y su trabajo como productora en el grupo teatral Sublime Teatro. El Premio Bellas Artes Baja California de Dramaturgia promueve desde 1977, la creación dramática inédita, escrita en español y que no haya sido representada. A partir de 1991 convoca a escritores mexicanos y extranjeros residentes en el país y es auspiciado por el INBA y el ICBC. En este evento estuvieron presentes algunas personalidades vinculadas con la cultura y las artes. En nota complementaria el Instituto de Cultura de Baja California, hizo entrega de recursos del Progrma de Apoyo a las Culturas Municipales y Comunitarias. Recibieron estímulos económicos 19 proyectos los cuales podrán llevar a cabo su realización en los municipios del estado de Baja California. Los trabajos que fueron elegidos son: 6 de iniciativas culturales de la sociedad de Ensenada, 6 de Mexicali, 2 de

Deportees and Refugees Crowd Migrant Shelters

Like 20 years ago, migrants still come to Tijuana in need of food, warmth and a place to rest their heads. But in important respects, the circumstances of newcomers have changed at two Roman Catholic Church-supported shelters in the northern Mexican border city. Unlike the days of two decades past, when virtually all of the migrants receiving help were people attempting to cross into the United States without papers, most of today’s clients at Tijuana’s Casa del Migrante are individuals who have been deported from the United States, said a priest in charge of the shelter. (vea Braceros, page 8) Father Patricio Murphy, director of Casa del Migrante, estimated that 87 percent of his La Prensa San Diego 651-C Third Avenue shelter’s clients were deporChula Vista, CA 91910 tees from the United States. Ph: (619) 425-7400 Currently, Casa del Migrante is Fax: (619) 425-7402 providing 80 Mexican nationEmail: laprensa@ix.netcom.com Web Site: www.laprensa-sandiego.org als with food, medical attention, psychological support and other services, Father Murphy said. The migrant advocate said another important and growing group in Tijuana consists of refugees who have abandoned the troubled states of Guerrero Founded: December 1, 1976 and Michoacan, particularly San Diego, California since last December. And esFounder: pecially during the last two Daniel L. Muñoz weeks, Father Murphy stressed, there has been a spike in Publisher/Editor: the number of clients claiming Daniel H. Muñoz, Jr. they left their homes because La Prensa San Diego was adjudicated a of the “quotas,” or protection newspaper of general circulation for the City and County of San Diego, Fourth Judicial District fees, charged by organized of the Municipal Court of San Diego. File criminal groups the authorities #4137435 of May 9, 1978. are unable to contain. Press releases, photos, and advertisements are “They come fleeing the vioaccepted. Submit by mail, fax or email. La lence that is being registered in Prensa San Diego reserves the right to accept their states,” Father Murphy or reject material sent. said. “They are people who La Prensa San Diego come with nothing,” he added. is a wholly owned subsidary of La Prensa Muñoz, Inc. “They left their work and their ISSN 07389183 property behind. Their children

can’t go to school and they can’t work.” Father Murphy told a reporter that he did not have exact refugee numbers on hand. But Mother Dalia of Centro Madre Assunta said her shelter has served 115 women and children from Michoacan in the month of January alone. Centro Madre Assunta is a migrant refuge specializing in aiding women and children. The refugees’ intentions, Father Murphy added, is to obtain humanitarian visas for entry into the United States. In comments to the press, the head of Tijuana’s employer association said his city was unprepared for an influx of refugees from Michoacan. Jorge Escalante Martinez, president of the local branch of Coparmex, called on the government and the private sector to jointly find employment options for new residents arriving from the south. “There is no way we can stop the efforts of these families to seek a better life and, above all, safety for their members” Escalante said. Frontera NorteSur: on-line, U.S.-Mexico border news Center for Latin American and Border Studies New Mexico State University Las Cruces, New Mexico

La joven Licenciada en Arte Teatral, Alexa Legorreta dirigiendo un mensaje al recibir el Premio Bellas Artes de Dramaturgia 2013 Tecate y 5 de Tijuana. Durante tero. Ricardo Arana, Felipe Miriam Gabriela Mendoza el evento se entregaron los Elizondo Gastelúm, Jorge Pérez, Prisciliano Vázquez cheques a los responsables de Martínez Martínez, Margarita Ramos y Graciela Rascón los 19 proyectos comunitarios, Díaz, Norma Carvajal Acosta, Miranda. Deseamos buena suerte a los cuales fueron elegidos por Adolfo Soto Curiel y Yolanda toda esta gente entusiasta, el jurado dictaminador inte- Sánchez Ogaz. Entre los seleccionados de dinámica y trabajadora: ojalá grado por: Héctor Mejorado de la Torre, María del Carmen Tijuana se encuentran los nos hagan saber de los reGarcía Montaño, María Vic- proyectos de: Ursula Tania sultados de sus proyectos, para toria Magaña, Francisco M. Cabeza de Vaca Arellanes, comunicárselos a la brevedad Guerrero, Fernando A. Quin- Ma. Gpe. Yzabal Ocampo, posible.

El consulado General de México en San Diego Organizó la Conferencia ���U.S.-Mexico Border Region: Bridging the Cultural Divide” Con el propósito de propiciar un mayor entendimiento y acercamiento entre autoridades y agencias de gobierno del condado de San Diego con sus contrapartes en México, se llevó a cabo en la Universidad de San Diego el taller “U.S.Mexico Border Region; Bridging the Cultural Divide”, en colaboración con la Alianza Fronteriza de Filantropía México-Estados Unidos y con el apoyo de la oficina en San Diego del Consejo de Promoción Turística de México. El taller fue impartido por Mary Ellen Colón, fundadora de la organización The Culture Link y reconocida consultora en el área de comunicación intercultural por más de 20 años. Entre los asistentes se encontraban Paul Beeson, Jefe del Sector San Diego de la Patrulla Fronteriza; Ruth Sterling, Concejal de la ciudad de La Mesa; Héctor Riveros, Regidor y Presidente de la Comisión de Asuntos Económicos del Ayuntamiento de Tijuana y Rudy Ramírez, Concejal de la ciudad de Chula Vista. El resto de la audiencia se integró por representantes de funcionarios electos locales y por oficiales de la Patrulla Fronteriza; Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP); Departamento de Justicia de California; Departamento de Policía de San Diego; Departamento del Sheriff del condado de San Diego; Departamento de Policía de National City; Patrulla de Caminos de California; Asociación de Gobiernos de San Diego (SANDAG) y la agencia CALFIRE. El ejercicio tuvo como propósito ofrecer a los funcionarios públicos en esta región, elementos para en-tender y superar las diferencias culturales entre mexicanos y estadounidenses que pueden llegar a ser barreras para una efectiva interacción cotidiana, principalmente en términos de colaboración binacional y de

atención a la comunidad de origen mexicano en esta zona. La presentación se articuló en torno a la explicación de 5 dimensiones culturales que influyen decisivamente en la respuesta de mexicanos y estadounidenses ante diversas situaciones y que pueden dar lugar a percepciones erróneas y al reforzamiento de estereotipos:

La sesión se enriqueció con la activa participación de la audiencia y por la presentación de ejemplos concretos de la forma en que influyen las diferencias culturales en la interacción de agencias estadounidenses con sus pares mexicanas y en el establecimiento de políticas para atender las necesidades de la comunidad de origen mexicano.

Mexico Chucks Test Bonuses, National Exam FRONTERA NORTESUR

A controversial, national student test is now history in Mexico. Accompanied by other federal officials, Education Secretary Emilio Chuayfett announced this week that the ENLACE exam will be discontinued, as well as the policy of financially compensating educators and students for good test results. In a press conference, Chuayfett said ENLACE was plagued with improper and unethical applications, corrupt practices and questionable results. “Academic evaluation or school achievement can’t ever be linked to (economic) incentives for teachers,” Chuayfett said. “School achievement should be carried out for accountability’s sake, in a transparent manner by means of instruments that are not linked to incentives for teachers, schools or students.”

Introduced during the final years of the administration of President Vicente Fox (20002006), the ENLACE test was given to more than three million elementary and secondary school students. In 2012 alone, the cost of administering the test was calculated in the neighborhood of $18 million. During the course of ENLACE’s life, an estimated $400 million in test bonuses were paid to educators. Previously, 50 percent of a teacher’s evaluation was based on student test performance. Chuayfett charged that the monetary prizes dangled out to high-scoring classrooms cultivated a crop of irregular and corrupt practices including pre-test coaching or the outright disclosure of correct answers; the exclusion of lowerlevel performing students from school days when the test was administered; and the post-test (see National Exam, page 8)

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NBC Latino Shuts Down -- Failed Experiment or Successful Test?

Una columna semanal que narra la historia de San Diego y Ciudad de México, en la voz de Wilfrido D´Cordova un americano con raíces latinas de 23 años de edad y por Carlota Garayzar, una joven mexicana de 18 años.

By Marisa Treviño LATINA LISTA

El 21 de noviembre del año 1885, llega el primer tren a la ciudad de San Diego, el Southern Pacific, proveniente de San Francisco a la estación de National City.

San Diego, California, Sábado 21 de Noviembre, 1885. Wilfrido D’Córdova Es un día soleado pero aun llueve. Es la tormenta más copiosa que ha golpeado al país. Definitivamente no es día para viajar o cambiar de vida, pero cuando tomo una decisión, nada me para y cual debe de ser, estoy abordando el Tren California Southern , que me llevara de mi natal San Francisco a San Diego… a forjar fortuna. Noticias de la mañana:

“THE SAN DIEGO UNION” Los impuestos de la Ciudad para la Ciudad: los impuestos para el año fiscal A. D. 1883, está vencido y es pagadero en la oficina de A. Pauly; recaudador de impuestos, en la esquina de la Quinta y la calle E, durante las horas hábiles. Los impuestos no serán pagaderos después de las 6 horas del primer lunes de febrero del año 1886. Después de esta fecha se cobrará el 5% de la cantidad adeudada. Escopeta Chamberlin: se inventó ingenioso sistema de recarga de la escopeta, que ha sido aprobado para su uso, por las leyes de la costa sur. Este invento fue comprado por la compañía Shelby, quien la sacara al mercado bajo la marca ¨Standar¨ y por supuesto, para toda clase de balas, eliminando problemas al disparar. Este sistema remedia todos los problemas de recarga de las escopetas habituales, facilitando la carga rápida y automática, ahorrando tiempo en su funcionamiento. La guerra en Bulgaria. Recientes victorias búlgaras: Londres 21 de Noviembre. La Bulgaria está retirando todas las tropas de la frontera Turca, y mandándolas al teatro de la guerra. El príncipe Alejandro logro contener a los servicios en Slevinitza causándoles considerables pérdidas, lo cual ha reanimado un poco el espíritu de los búlgaros. Circula el rumor que la Serbia y la Bulgaria han convenido en

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Estacion de National City 1885

Ciudad de México 1885 un armisticio. Un despacho de Belgrado dice que la reina Sofía ha recibido un telegrama fechado en Baitchar anunciándole que una parte de Mosavia después de un reñido combate se apoderó de la ciudad de Rodomira. Han llegado a Belgrado 400 prisioneros búlgaros. Telegrama Costa del Pacífico. Una historia de la tormenta y de la inundación: cinco días de continua lluvia, grandes daños reportados en el sur del Pacífico y el sur de California. El puente que conecta a El Cajón con San Bernardino, se lo llevó las lluvias. San Francisco Noviembre 20, a cinco días de lluvias por todo el país, el nivel de inundaciones ha sido el más elevado, llegando a las 8 pulgadas, desde 1849 que fue de 10 pulgadas.

Ciudad de México, sábado 21 de noviembre, 1885. Carlota Garayzar Te n g o h a m b re … q u e apretado… mejor ni lo intento. No creo que ningún hombre podría subir tan rápido las escales para esconderse y encontrar dónde leer. Claro ellos no se tienen que ocultar ¿para qué correr? pero… si tuvieran que usar toda esta ropa… Mi padre dice que las mujeres que leen son impertinentes. Noticias De la Mañana: “LA VOZ DE MÉXICO” (Diario Político, Religioso, Científico y

Literario) Extranjero. Las Dos Repúblicas; (De la revista mercantil de Nueva York) Los partidos reaccionarios de Francia han triunfado en las últimas He llegado a la estación de elecciones. La repú-blica está atónita, no esperaba, no sospeNational City… chaba siquiera este resultado. La misma ceguedad de siempre. El imperio pensó haber formado un ejército en diez y ocho años de ostentación militar, y se hundió por falta de soldados y falta de buenos generales, y aún de armamento. La república contaba con haber compactado la opinión en quince años de gobierno, y

cuando evoca la opinión quien responde es la anarquía. Lo extraño no es que esto suceda, sino que el ministerio no lo aguardase. No se habían sentado premisas para otro linaje de conclusiones. El pueblo Francés escribe admirablemente la historia, pero no se la aprende, ni de sus lecciones se aprovecha. “EL FORO” (Periódico de Legislación y jurisprudencia) Proyecto de Reforma; Del capítulo de casación del Código de Procedimientos Civiles del Distrito Federal, promulgado el 15 de 1884. Los artículos del 638 al 735 inclusive, que forman el capítulo V del 8° del libro 1° del Código de Procedimientos Civiles. “DIARIO DEL HOGAR”

(Periódico de las Familias) Juárez y Cesar Cantú; Hemos recibido el “Sunday State” de Nueva Orleans, correspondiente al 8 del que cursa, y de sus columnas tomamos el artículo que traducimos enseguida: “Mucho nos ha interesado (dice) la lectura de un folleto Publicado por el Gobierno Federal de México, y traducido del español a varios idiomas, en defensa del buen nombre y reputación del patriota mexicano Benito Juárez, refutando algunas imputaciones recientemente publicadas en una obra histórica del eminente historiador Cesar Cantú. El estilo y el tono de esta refutación tan concluyente como incontestable, rechazando las calumnias propaladas en Europa por los enemigos de Juárez, son admirables. El cargo principal formulado contra Juárez, era que este había estado en negociaciones o comprometido a vender parte del territorio mexicano. El cargo se apoya en lo que dijo el Gral. O´Donell en un discurso pronunciado en las cortes de España, hace ya muchos años, y que fue oportunamente rechazado por el mismo Juárez, en términos que no dejaban la menor duda de la falsedad de la imputación. Tampoco los hombres podrían correr con estas enaguas, como lo estoy haciendo yo ahora… Que nadie sepa lo que leo, si llego antes que mi Padre ¡no se entera! laprensayolanda@live.com

Last November when NBC announced they were shutting down NBC Latino, their Latino-focused news site and entry into the crowded online competition for Latino readers/ viewers, a spokesman for NBC said the closure of the site and funneling of readers to the main network news site: “will allow its content to reach a much larger audience and it will further enhance NBC News’s commitment and ability to cover news and issues that matter to the Latino community.” Some in the Latino community mildly voiced their objections but there was no viral campaign demanding NBC rethink their decision. The overall feeling from those I spoke with, who were aware of the announcement, was that it couldn’t be a bad thing to have Latino news included on the main news site rather than segregated on a separate one, under a less-visited domain. The trouble is no one understood, nor continues to understand, that a site focused on Latinos means Latinos, in essence, control the conversation. As someone who was among the first to enter the online news space for Latinocentric content, I know how different editorial decisions are made in an environment that is focused on one demographic. The only time the issue of balance in content comes up is when deciding on how many stories to post featuring politics, lifestyle, health, etc. versus how many stories with a Latino slant can be posted be-

fore it’s perceived that the site is catering to one group over another. Time will tell if NBC keeps its promise to incorporate more Latino stories in their mainstream mix. Last Friday, the doors quietly shut at the NBC Latino site. As the Buzzfeed writer, and former NBC Latino staffer, who broke the news wrote: "Having Latino journalists in the newsroom is not some bullshit exercise on a diversity checklist, but an acknowledgement that the newsroom should reflect the country, the people you are writing about, the audience." And to understand today’s audience, it’s imperative that the workforce not only be diverse but that management respects its reporters-and-editors-of-color and trusts their judgements on what is newsworthy for their respective communities so those kinds of stories are published or heard. As many of my online Latino news site colleagues and I have shown, just because we all live in the same city doesn’t necessarily mean that we all care about the same issues or have the same quality of life. NBC’s decision to fold Latino coverage back into its general coverage doesn’t bode well for the network if they look at NBC Latino as a failed experiment rather than a site testing how to improve network coverage of Latinos and taking those lessons learned and executing them. If that fails to happen, then once again, Latinos will fail to be part of a conversation that is increasingly important for a community counting on strength in numbers.

Lost Dog

My name is Bubba, I am Black and I have a White strip on my stomach. I am a small Terrier. I bark a lot, but I do not bite. I was last seen around Hilltop Drive and H Street. If you see me and can hold me for a short time I know two young girls who miss me very much and want their dog back home and safe. If you do find me email at annemarie_munoz@yahoo.com and make a couple of girls happy!


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Chula Vista Medical Center Hosts Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Dr Erika Vargas, 2nd year resident, in SYHC UCSD Scripps Mercy Family Residency Program shared her reflections about working at SYHC and the many families touched by the health center. cost of the project amounted to home.” The facility has been a $23 million investment. designed around the concepts of By increasing capacity at the The Patient Centered Medical new CVMP, SYHC will serve Home (PCMH) model of care the estimated 30,000 uninsured —the patient, not the support South Region residents who staff or provider, is the focus of will be eligible for new insur- all care and services. Within the ance coverage in 2014. At full building’s spacious, three-story operational capacity, SYHC layout are specialized service anticipates that the CVMP will pods with well-planned and deserve over 32,000 unduplicated signed 60 medical exam rooms, individuals. 10 fully-equipped state-of-theAccording to Kevin Mattson, art dental operatories, a behavPresident and CEO of The San ioral suite, a full-service, diagYsidro Health Center, “Chula nostic laboratory, as well as a Vista Medical Plaza guarantees new radiology department feaa unique, patient-centered expe- turing the latest advances in digirience focusing on healing, pre- tal x-ray technology, health eduventative care and serving as our cation/promotion services and patients’ permanent medical social and support services.

County Helps Families File Taxes for Free The W-2s and other tax documents have been showing up in mailboxes. Now it’s time to sit down and start working on the returns. The County is again helping low-income families and individuals file their income taxes and increase the amount they get back. Free tax preparation services are part of the annual Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) campaign, which the County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and its partner organizations launched in 2003. From Jan. 31 through April 15, about 400 volunteers will help low-income residents prepare and file taxes electronically at about 100 sites across the region. The goal is to help residents take advantage of EITC, the federal government’s largest assistance program to support low-income families. “Too many San Diego County residents are missing this opportunity to claim their Earned Income Tax Credit,” said Super-

visor Greg Cox, County Board of Supervisors. “With the help of 2-1-1 San Diego and our volunteers, people will be able to keep more of their income because there is no cost for filing their return.” This tax filing season, residents will have three options to get their taxes done: Easy – go to a site and have a volunteer prepare the tax return or Easier –go to a site with a computer and prepare the taxes themselves; volunteers will be there to offer assistance or Easiest – go to www.My FreeTaxes.com to complete taxes on their own People wishing to use the free service should call 2-1-1 to make an appointment at a site near them. In addition, college student interns and volunteers will screen families to determine if they qualify for CalFresh benefits (formerly known as food stamps). “This year we’re making it easier for people to file their returns and apply for CalFresh,” said HHSA Director

El Soporte Informativo Para Millones de Hispanos Por Luisa Fernanda Montero

individuos que califican. Un estimado de 800,000 personas elegibles para el crédito por el ingreso del trabajo en California, no re-clamaron el crédito en el 2009. Basado en los ingresos y el tamaño de la familia el crédito por el ingreso del trabajo podría aumentar su rembolso hasta por $6,044. Todos los contribuyentes pueden aprender sobre cuanto crédito por el ingreso del trabajo podrían calificar, por medio de la calculadora disponible en www. taxprephelp.org. Además de la preparación de impuestos gratuitos todos los participantes podrán visitar la feria de recursos comunitarios para aprender acerca de los programas y servicios en la comunidad que podría ayudar a mejorar su vida. Estos recursos comunitarios también incluirán información sobre el cuidado de la salud, Vivienda de bajos ingresos, WIC y mucho más. Aunque todos son bien-

¿Qué fue puntualmente lo que ofrecieron los republicanos la semana que acaba de pasar? Gran revuelo ha causado el hecho de que al fin, los líderes republicanos de la cámara baja hayan dedicado parte de su agenda al asunto de la reforma migratoria; y lo hicieron revelando una serie de principios que enmarcan claramente cuál es su rumbo en cuanto al asunto se refiere. Antes de entrar a mirar un poco más de cerca los principios que ha expuesto este grupo político, hay que aclarar, que no ha sido puesta a votación ninguna propuesta, que no hay nada legalmente aprobado y que en la práctica, su abogado aún no tiene ninguna nueva herramienta con la cual trabajar en su caso. Aún falta mucho para que una propuesta fina se someta a votación, solo entonces, cuando esa votación se dé y se apruebe un proyecto de ley, esta pasará a sanción presidencial y será el presidente quien con su firma al final, la convierta en ley y pueda empezarse a aplicar. Como nada de eso ha ocurrido, repito, su abogado no tiene ninguna herramienta nueva para trabajar en su caso. Ni él, ni ningún otro. Así que vamos entendiendo por partes. El documento republicano que reseña sus principios frente al tema, empieza señalando que el sistema migratorio está roto, que las leyes

no se cumplen y que el no corregirlo afecta la economía y pone en peligro la seguridad nacional. Los republicanos señalan, pues, que hay que resolver el problema y para resolverlo dicen todo comienza por la seguridad de las fronteras. Una vez aseguradas las fronteras deberá haber cero tolerancia para aquellos que la crucen ilegalmente o excedan los tiempos de estadía permitidos por sus visas. El siguiente punto tiene que ver con la implementación de un sistema de control de entradas y salidas que permita el uso de la tecnología para verificar la identidad de las personas y evitar fraudes. Los republicanos exigen la implementación de un Sistema de verificación electrónico para comprobar la capacidad de las personas de trabajar en Estados Unidos. La propuesta inicial de los republicanos incluye además la implementación de un sistema que le abra las puertas a ciertos profesionales de alto nivel y a aquellos que vienen a especializarse o a estudiar a Estados Unidos y que a falta de visas deben regresar a sus países de origen. De acuerdo a estos principios cualquier programa de trabajadores temporales debe estar acorde con las necesidades económicas del país y con la necesidad de reforzar la

Luisa Fernanda Montero seguridad creando caminos legales, realistas y verificables para ingresar al país. Los fundamentos sobre los que trabajan los republicanos incluyen la oportunidad para los llamados soñadores, de legalizar totalmente su estadía en este país y alcanzar la ciudadanía. A aquellos que “viven fuera de las leyes” se les señala de entrada que no tendrán camino alguno hacía la ciudadanía. Según los republicanos de la cámara baja, permitir que quienes han jugado fuera de la ley se hagan ciudadanos sería injusto con aquellos que lo han hecho respetando las reglas. Esas personas, sin embargo, podrán vivir legalmente en el país si tienen como mantenerse, admiten su culpabilidad, superan revisiones rigurosas además de pagar ciertas multas, se ponen al día con los impuestos y aprenden inglés. Ahí vamos ; está claro que la piedra en el zapato ha de ser el camino a la ciudadanía. Por años este ha sido un tema en el que no ceden demócratas ni republicanos. ¿Qué puede hacer que ésta ves lleguen a un acuerdo? Amanecerá y veremos.

American Heart Association San Diego Division kicks off 2014 Go Red For Women campaign Encourages San Diegans to Wear Red Friday, February 7 to show support

Nick Macchione. “Thanks to our partnership with United Way of San Diego County, the IRS, AARP, local colleges and universities and many other organizations, more and more low-income people are filing their taxes and claiming their EITC.” Established in 1975, EITC is a federal program designed to help low-income families and individuals out of poverty by helping them keep more of their income. The IRS estimates that between 20 and 25 percent of eligible individuals do not claim their EITC each year. Individuals and families who worked in 2013 and earned less than $51,000 could qualify for as much as $6,044 in EITC tax credit. Residents must file a tax return to be eligible.

Preparación de Impuestos Gratuitos Para Familias en San Diego La preparación de impuestos gratuitos se ofrece a todos los residentes y familias de bajos recursos en San Diego, CA, el miércoles 12 de febrero del 2014 de las 11:00a.m. - 7:00p.m. Contribuyentes tendrán la oportunidad de preparar y declarar sus impuestos con la ayuda de voluntarios, usando el sistema de TurboTax Freedom Edition, el cual ayuda a los contribuyentes a reclamar todas las deducciones y créditos disponibles para sus impuestos. Todos los contribuyentes son elegibles para preparar y declarar sus impuestos sin costo alguno en este evento, siempre y cuando sus ingresos brutos ajustables sean de $30,000 o menos en el 2013, o si estuvieron activos en el servicio militar y obtuvieron $58,000 o menos en sus ingresos brutos ajustables. Este evento promueve el crédito por el ingreso del trabajo y asegura que este crédito sea reclamado por las familias e

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New state-of-the-art facility in central Chula Vista responds to high level of need with innovations in patientcentered care On January 25, 2014, regional health champion The San Ysidro Health Center (SYHC) hosted elected officials and civic leaders for a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the opening of its newest and largest satellite clinic, The Chula Vista Medical Plaza (CVMP) located at 678 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista. Dignitaries attended to celebrate the unprecedented expansion of state-of-the-art health services in the South County that included reflections from members of the SYHC provider family describing the impact CVMP will have in connecting the most medically underserved families with holistic, culturally appropriate comprehensive health services. SYHC purchased the 46,000 sq. ft. building last March for approximately $12 million, before it was completely renovated to accommodate the consolidation of three of its satellite clinics – Chula Vista Family Clinic, a portion of Otay Family Health Center and South Bay Family Urgent Care Center – under one roof. The total

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venidos el día del evento, contribuyentes interesados en preparar sus impuestos les recomendamos que llamen al siguiente número y hagan una cita 1-866-577-1231. Patrocinadores: La Biblioteca de Logan Heights, Computer & Communications Industry Association, y la Fundacion de Intuit Financial Freedom. ` Propósito: Asistencia gratuita para la preparación de impuestos y recursos comunitarios para individuos y familias de bajos recursos. Cuando: El miércoles, 12 de febrero del 2014, de 11:00a.m. - 7:00p.m. Locación: La Biblioteca de Logan Heights, 567 S. 28th St., San Diego, CA 92113 Para más información sobre CCIA, la fundación de Intuit Financial Freedom, y los even-tos de asistencia gratuita de impuestos en California y a nivel Nacional, por favor de visitar www.intuitempowers. com.

As the American Heart Association closes the first decade of its Go Red For Women movement, we are excited about the progress that has been made. More than 627,000 women have been saved from heart disease. 330 fewer women are dying per day. Yet there is still much to do as nearly 1,100 women are still dying each day. The American Heart Association’s 11th San Diego Go Red For Women Campaign kicks off Thursday, February 6, with local landmarks and supporters “Going Red.” Over 25 San Diego landmarks/businesses are Going Red in February, including UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, UC San Diego Medical Center, Port Administration Building, Port Pavilion San Diego, La Valencia Hotel and the US Grant. The official 2014 American Heart Association San Diego Division Go Red For Women campaign kick-off is Thursday, February 6 at the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center. The event begins at 6:00PM, with the Cardiovascular Center scheduled to GO RED at 640PM. The public is invited. Visit SDGoRed Luncheon.org for more information. We encourage you to build on the campaign kick-off by joining us by Wearing Red on Friday, February 7 – National Wear Red Day – and to share how you Go Red by uploading your photo using the hashtag #SDGoesRed. 2014 Go Red For Women Luncheon is February 14 The 2014 Go Red For Women Luncheon is Friday, February 14, at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. The luncheon is the celebratory event for the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red campaign. Themed around sisterhood and inspiration, the luncheon is a life-changing experience that focuses on three areas to support the fight against heart dis-

ease in women: heightening awareness of the issue, creating a passionate call-to-action, and generating funds to support education and research. The 2013 luncheon drew over 550 people, raising over $400,000 for heart disease and stroke research. The 2014 event is expected to surpass those figures. Organizers expect the event to be a complete sell-out. Luncheon guests will again be treated to the amazing work of local fashion legend Zandra Rhodes. The 2014 Go Red For Women Luncheon Fashion Show is scheduled to begin at 12:30pm. Luncheon registration begins at 10:00am. The American Heart Association will also honor its 2014 Legendary Women at the event. This year’s Legendary Women are Lee Goldberg, Dr. Mary Lyons, Zandra Rhodes, Debbie Turner, and Judy White.

Trisha Khaleghi - CEO Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns – is chair of the 2014 Go Red For Women campaign BarbaraLee Edwards of KFMB-CBS 8 will again serve as Go Red For Women Luncheon Mistress of Ceremonies. Local Go Red For Women sponsor UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center will be providing free health screenings to attendees. Screening include Body Mass Index, hypertension (blood pressure) and cholesterol. For more information, please contact the American Heart Association at (858) 410-3850. Get Involved For more information about the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign, please visit www.sd goredluncheon.org or call 858.410.3850.


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Immigration Reform DOA (con’t from page 1) dent in this regard. The third principle - Employment Verification and Workplace Enforcement. President Obama has expanded workplace enforcement more than his previous three predecessors. He has aggressively expanded the use of the E-verify program - employment verification - with both private and public employers nationally. This has come to be recognized as electronic deportation through employment termination effectively undermining migrant workers’ ability to thrive economically, and thus force what Mitt Romney called self-deportation. The fourth principle Reforms to the Legal Immigration System. This proposal portends probably the greatest shift away from family reunification emphasis in our legal immigration system since the 1965 overhaul under President Lyndon Johnson (enacted in 1968), which moved the country from the racially oriented national origin formula in effect since the 1920s. The new proposed emphasis would be employment-based immigration, and preferably high skilled, over family relationships. The second tier of this preference would be for low-skilled temporary workers to meet the ever urgent needs of the agricultural industry, but others as well. This is nothing more than a renewed call for plenty of guest-workers - the 21st Century bracero program. Again, this is consistent with proposals advocated by President Obama, and even shamefully acquiescence to by the AFLCIO, SEIU, and the UFW, among other trade unions.

NHA celebrates 100 years of service (con’t from page 1) celebrate and commemorate a legacy of service to the San Diego region. Although in a century NHA has grown into one of the largest human services organizations in San Diego providing service to more than 24,000 families each year, Johnson said that the agency hasn’t forgotten its roots. “We still make sure that it is an efficient operation that maintains its heart,” he said. Johnson added that the founding mothers were ahead of their time by realizing that Mexican immigrants deserved the same rights and benefits as anybody else in San Diego.

FEBRUARY 7, 2014 The fifth principle - Youth. Everyone loves a Dreamer. The Republicans propose a path to legal resident status, and ultimately U.S. citizenship, for young eligible undocumented, who “through no fault of their own” were brought to the U.S. by their parents, and would be required to serve “honorably” in the military or attain a college degree. President Obama actually facilitated this proposed measure by his executive order of the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals, popularly known as DACA, in 2012 just prior to the presidential elections. The sixth principle - Individuals Living Outside the Rule of Law. This is probably considered the most contentious proposal due to its requirement that the undocumented applicants for a probationary legal status declare an admission of guilt of having committed the civil/criminal offense of unauthorized entry into the U.S. Additional requirements are the same as those presently imposed to obtain permanent legal residency and U.S. citizenship. In other words, an extremely high standard would be required for a tenuous legal status with no guarantee of obtaining permanent status or citizenship. These would include “pass a rigorous background check, pay significant fines and back taxes, develop proficiency in English and American civics, and be able to support themselves and their families (without any access to public benefits).” This is an extremely high bar to jump, and the unmistakable risk to applicants making such an admission of guilt is that they would waive all constitutional protections against self-incrimination, and if not qualified for the legal status they could be removed from the U.S. and precluded from ever returning or gaining lawful status in Dan Muñoz, editor and publisher of La Prensa San Diego, serves on the NHA board of directors, believes in the agency and share the same vision with NHA of serving the community. With an annual operating budget of over $84 million and more than 700 employees, NHA is the largest multi-purpose human services organization in San Diego County, serving thousands of residents (children, families, seniors and youth) each year. The agency has 12 key program areas offered at more than 120 locations throughout San Diego County. These programs include an array of services designed to meet the cultural, social, health and emergency daily living needs of underserved residents. Program service areas are focused on: Health, Youth, Child Development, Seniors, Mental Health, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS Services, Housing Counseling and Emergency Assistance.

the future. President Obama has balked at this formula, which does not guarantee a “path to citizenship” to his credit. However, he may be so desperate for a deal that he ends up conceding to this Apartheidesque second-class status for migrants - a work permit with no rights or access to benefits. However, the Republican proposition also declares, “none of this can happen before specific enforcement triggers have been implemented to fulfill our promise to the American people that from here on, our immigration laws will indeed be enforced.” This truly places the Republican principles in the category of Dead-On-Arrival, beyond the pale, non-negotiable, and totally unacceptable. Obama has demonstrated his willingness to go down this slippery slope with his enforcement-on-steroids policies and practices supposedly to prove to Republicans that he is serious about protecting America’s borders. The question that Latino families have for this president is - what did two million deportations, hundreds of thousands of employment terminations, prolonged incarcerations in private ICE detention centers, tens of thousands of minors of deported parents placed in foster-care, and unprecedented numbers of U.S.born children deported with their undocumented parents get you in the way of fair and humane immigration reform? Answer us that, Obama.

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¡Viva la Causa!: Herman Baca Collection reveals 50 years of Chicano community activism in San Diego By Sherri Berger and Marlayna Christensen Approximately 40,000 pages of textual and visual material documenting Chicano community activism in San Diego are now freely available on the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere. The material was digitized from the Herman Baca Papers (1964-2006), a large and important collection held by Mandeville Special Collections at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). Herman Baca is a San Diego-based Chicano activist known for grassroots community organizing. A key figure in the Chicago Civil Rights Movement, since the 1960s he has led and participated in countless activities on a range of issues including immigration, human rights, education, and the development of a shared Chicano history. Baca is also the founder of the Committee on Chicano Rights and owner of Aztec Printing, a print shop in National City, California. Over the last several decades, Baca has amassed an impressive collection of materials documenting the many organizations, causes, and people with which he has been involved. A self-described “history buff,” Baca was inspired to record the history of the Chicano movement and the people’s efforts to make their voices heard. The resulting collection contains a diverse array of organizational records, video recordings, photographs, artworks, newspapers, letters, and much more—the total of which span over 40 linear feet.

Herman Baca: prolific activist and collector Some of the most compelling materials in the online collection include drawings used in newsletters, fliers, and other ephemera. Many of them intentionally provoke, with the goal of rallying people around a cause. For example, the drawing above right by David Avalos presents a clear opinion of then-President Jimmy Carter’s immigration policies. Other items of note include a 1976 photograph of Baca and Cesar Chavez, a close ally; documents and photographs from the Chicano National Immigration Tribunal and the National Chicano Moratorium; photos from the Safeway – United Farm Workers Grape

Boycott; and photos and articles related to the Carter Immigration Plan (“Carter Curtain”) and protest march. At the celebration for the opening of his papers for research at UCSD, Baca stated he “wanted to leave it to the community…to learn what was done right and what was done wrong in trying to franchise our people” (source). Now that the collection is available on the OAC and Calisphere, it will be seen by even more researchers ready to take on that charge. Digitization of this collection was possible with grant funding from the National historical Records and Publications Commission.

Hermandad Mexicana was founded in 1951 in San Diego, California by immigrant workers, and is the oldest Mexican/Latino immigrant member organization in North America. It was the first to launch campaigns to restore driver’s license privi- Collection highlights leges to immigrants in 1993. UC San Diego has extended At Reasonable Prices Baca’s vision for access by Among the events scheduled digitizing almost all of the col- • Banquets Features offered: to commemorate NHA 100 lection and making it available • Wedding Receptions • Stage years of history are a Celebrity online. Although a search on the • Birthday Parties • Full bar Chefs Table on March 23rd at OAC and Calisphere will re(Quinceaneras, etc.) • 300 person capacity NHA Central Kitchen, with the trieve about 800 items, many of • Anniversary Parties • If needed a Qualified participation of popular regional these are multi-page PDFs, • Group Meetings caterer is available chefs, including Tijuana’s Javier with tens and even hundreds of pages of material in each one. Plascencia. Fraternal Order of Eagles, 3848 Centre Street, San Diego Also, the NHA Centennial This method allowed UCSD to Phone: 619.296-2141 - email admin@foe244.sdcoxmail.com Gala will take place on Nov. 8th put more materials online faster. at the San Diego Convention Center. To learn more about the Neighborhood House Association’s services and 100 years of history, please visit www.neighborhoodhouse.org.

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GUEST EDITORIAL:

How @Kevin Faulconer made #BARRIOLOGANUNITED! By Steve Galindo III My older Brother and I have the tendency of texting each other whenever we hear news about our childhood neighborhood, Barrio Logan. Lately, we’ve had lots to text about, thanks to the Mayoral race and our Homeboy David Alvarez. Last September, my brother sent me a text message. It was a photoshopped picture of Nathan Fletcher in Chicano Park. Next to Fletcher were these words: “I’ve never been seen in this neighborhood but I want their votes anyway.” I responded to this text as any text savvy person does nowadays; with an LOL, and with a few laughing Emoji’s. I than responded with, “There’s a Mexican guy running named David Alvarez, he’s the Councilman of District 8, he lives in Logan I think.” My brother’s response: “He won’t win though.” My Brother’s sentiments were echoed by many the day that Alvarez announced his candidacy for Mayor. And not just from residents North of Interstate 8, a few people and politicians South of I8 had doubts as well. That became evident when a few select, so-called, “ Activists” from the neighborhood decided to endorse Nathan Fletcher in the the primary. These are the same people that for decades have stood proudly at Chicano Park preaching Chicano this and Chicano that…… and there they were in that same very park endorsing the non-Chicano Guy. Kind of a head scratcher huh? I guess they were a little bit hurt about not receiving grant money or the fact that Alvarez didn’t consult with them on the Barrio Logan Community plan. Hell, the Galindo clan have occupied Barrio Logan for almost 100 years, and Alvarez didn’t consult with us. Doesn’t mean we’re going to go ahead and vote for the White guy. I tried to reach these “Activists” for comments on the upcoming election but they were unavailable. From what I understand they’re currently in rehearsals for the modern day adaptation of Luis Valdez’s play “Los Vendidos.” Look out for that production at The Rep this Summer. But enough about them, they’re about as irrelevant as the guy they supported. As things would turnout, our protagonist, Alvarez, didn’t need their support after all as he would come from behind to take the primary, thanks in part to the residents of Barrio Logan. Well, that’s what I like to think at least. Listen, I know that Barrio Logan has a bad rep for not getting out the vote, but I can tell you that the neighborhood came out to vote in the primary. I don’t know the exact numbers of votes casted in the area (sorry La Prensa for not doing extensive research on this) but I can tell you that it was A LOT! How do I know? Support for Alvarez in the neighborhood was overwhelming for the primary, you could literally drive down any street and see a sea of blue Alvarez for Mayor signs in almost every yard. I had never seen anything like that in my almost 30 years in the area. We just don’t do that for any Ol’Candidate. People of Barrio Logan do not like putting up Political signs up in their yards, trust me. Even I had to convince my mom to move the Virgen Mary statue in the front yard a bit to make way for the Alvarez sign. When I saw the community come together like that, I knew the race was going to be closer than had been projected. A funny thing happened on the way to the polls that day, as residents believed that the whole election had been over with Alvarez’s win in the primary. The blue sea of yard signs had almost immediately come down. Come to think of it, Kevin Faulconer probably sent a

group of middle aged white men down our way to steal all of our signs (as has been reported as of late). You know for all the talk of Alvarez coming from the Ghetto and the way he’s depicted as a Gangster by The Lincoln Club, I must say that it’s Faulconer that has come off as the true Gangster of this race. It’s a shame the way these Republican groups are portraying David because it couldn’t be further than the truth. And the community knows it. Many of my neighbors see him as the real deal. He’s the anti-establishment, the anti Ralph Inzunza, the anti Ben Hueso, and most importantly, the anti Juan Vargas. He’s a great ambassador for Barrio Logan. Whether it be the fact that his parents worked as a janitor and fast food worker, or the fact that he was once the victim of racial profiling, we can all relate to him. No, he might not of gotten an endorsement from Father Joe Carroll but Alvarez knows what it’s like to be homeless, as he spent some time on the streets while attending high school. Faulconer on the other hand, well he’s trying to lie, cheat, and steal his way into the Mayor’s seat. Who can forget his famous lie about the Navy leaving town if the Barrio Logan Commuity Plan Update passed. The idea was so ridiculous that the Navy didn’t even want to comment on it. Hell, The Village People who wrote a famous song about the Navy didn’t even want to comment. And yet Faulconer’s base otherwise known as the Fox News crowd bought into it. I’m still shocked that these people haven’t asked to see the long form version of Alvarez’s birth certificate. There’s a huge difference not only within the candidates themselves but with their supporters as well. While Faulconer’s supporters see this race as a battle of Chico vs. The Man, Alvarez’s supporters, especially those in Barrio Logan ,are taking this very serious. There’s a lot at stake in terms of our health and the toxic air that we breathe. For many it’s personal. My older sister developed asthma as a result of growing up in the neighborhood and there are many just like her including David Alvarez himself. In fact, the residents of Barrio Logan suffer from three times the rate of asthma than the rest of San Diego, and yet Mr. Neighborhoods akaKevin Faulconer doesn’t seem to care at all. I understand that this election isn’t about Barrio Logan or it’s Community Plan Update. It may be at the forefront but the residents didn’t make it that way, David Alvarez didn’t make it that way, the Media did. I’m glad that they did because it’s brought out the best in Alvarez, and it’s brought out the absolute worst in Faulconer and his supporters. I must admit that I wasn’t real keen on the Barrio Logan Community Plan Update at first. At the time I was busy chasing girls around the greater South Bay area. But when I finally woke up and smelled the toxic air, I was outraged. My first instinct was to go all Kanye West post Hurricane Katrina and make a video with an Austin Powers look a like and shout “Kevin Faulconer doesn’t care about Mexican people.” But luckily cooler heads prevailed and I ended up reregistering to vote instead. Which many people in the community did, and it will show this Tuesday as it did in the primary. My next text to my brother will comeTuesday night and will read “Si Se Pudo! Alvarez wins!” …with a few smiling Emoji’s. A resident of Barrio Logan for over 26 years, Steve Galindo III has read his social commentaries locally at Voz Alta, Chicano Perk and at The University Of California San Diego. He can be reached at stevegalindo3@gmail.com

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53 Million Hispanics Are Still Waiting, Cecilia By Charlie Ericksen HISPANIC LINK

Cecilia Muñoz, longtime vice president of the National Council of La Raza whose appointment on Jan. 20, 2009, to President Obama’s initial cabinet was seen as a payoff to the Hispanic community for the huge role it played in Obama’s winning a front-door key to the White House. This, many others and I innocently believed, would ensure that el presidente nuevo would move quickly to make good on his oft-repeated promises to end this nation’s undocumented immigrant agony by delivering genuine immigration reform legislation. Did he do so? Of course not. Back then and frequently thereafter, we heard that Obama’s key non-Hispanic inner-circle brain trust, including Rahm Emanuel, who since then was elected mayor of Chicago, insisted that political expediency required the president to reduce his reform priorities to one. Choose it: a decent, legitimate immigration bill or healthcare reform. For obvious reasons, health care won and the Latino community reverted to its accustomed position at the tag-end of the line. Could both goals have been achieved? We’ll never know. As consolation prize, 53 million U.S. Latinos and Latinas have been awarded more presidential lip service and a basically nativist Senate immigration bill. An increasing number of Latino ex-believers are now figuring out that they’ve been betrayed. The Obama administration continues by the hour to add to its record of deporting more economic and political refugees —dominantly Hispanic ones - than has any past president in our

“give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free” history. The President’s current diabolic catch-andship-out strategy tore nearly two million productive immigrant families to shreds in 2012. He would like us to believe that his “racist” Republican adversaries are the real cause of his inhumane inaction. Now he has lateraled the initiative to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who wants to spend billions more to blockade our border with neighbor Mexico and promulgate his devious, sure-to-fail piece-meal immigration scheme. He has shown zero interest in permitting the 11 million undocumented immigrants we have drawn here over the years ever to become U.S. citizens with a right to vote. On cue, Cecilia Muñoz, now promoted to Obama’s domestic policy director, gushes the Administration’s joy. She tells the press, “It’s a very big deal.” Over time, Cecilia has accomplished little more than to appease some fellow Hispanics. She covers Obama’s tracks as his lack of ganas or cojones even drives innocent, born-in-the-USA children “back” to countries where they’ve never been as he imprisons and deports their already exploited parents. He allows our desert floors to be carpeted with refugees’ bones. Muñoz’s familial roots trail back to La Paz, Bolivia. Does her fealty to her boss and her White House title, with its $172,000 paycheck, trump that? In politics, sadly, yes; it’s an absolute. On that one, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and I pretty much agree. With his late wife Sebastiana Mendoza and their son Héctor, Charlie Ericksen founded Hispanic Link News Service in 1980. He remains its editor and publisher. Reach him at Charlie@hispaniclink.org.

THE PUBLIC FORUM ... EL FORO PÚBLICO... A Fletcher Democrat for Alvarez or offices or monuments around, but where the I was not an early supporter of David Alvarez in the race for Mayor of San Diego. I backed Nathan Fletcher in the primary and was not initially happy with Alvarez’ victory. I felt Alvarez was too young; too tied to the left-wing of the Democratic Party; and would not be able to defeat Kevin Faulconer and the downtown lobbyists. Faulconer is a personal friend going back to our days at SDSU, and then working for Democratic consultant Bob Glaser in the Summer of 1990. I like Kevin and think he is an honorable man, but his political values and ideology are far too tied into big business interests and the downtown power-brokers for me to ever consider voting for him. I thought Fletcher would make a fine mayor and still do. But now I see that Alvarez is the man for the times we live in and the man best prepared and able to do the job as our next mayor. David Alvarez’ story is the story of San Diego that too often has not been told. We love to focus on the history of the great, wealthy men who made the city - Alonzo Horton, John D. Spreckles, George Marston, and Ed Fletcher. When Pete Wilson was mayor of San Diego, he provided sound management and leadership for his day that helped San Diego avoid the urban sprawl of Los Angeles. But the time has come for a man of the working people of San Diego. A man who understands the population that gets up every morning, works hard for modest wages, and will never have statues or awards presented to them for their labor. The time has come for San Diego to move into the 21st Century with a new generation of leadership not tied into the old, stale models and old, stale ideologies of the past. A man whose values were formed in the hard work and hard streets of the San Diego so many have sought to pretend did not exist. The San Diego that nobody will build hotels

labor for those projects comes from. David Alvarez’ life is inspiration to all those who are born to think they can’t move beyond their circumstances in life. It’s inspiration to all those who are told to “know their place” and beaten down when they dream of a better life. It’s inspiration to all the people of San Diego who can believe that if they work hard and get an education, there is nothing they can not do. In other words, his life is the American dream. David Alvarez should be Mayor of San Diego ... which is why he must be Mayor of San Diego. It is time. E.A. Barrera San Diego

David Alvarez for mayor In regard to union support of David Alvarez, it is an over simplification to view David Alvarez as in the pocket of organized labor. There is a valid reason why unions exist in the first place. They are no different from societies in the Middle Ages.whch grew from a need to protect the weak from influential and mighty forces. Without union political muscle, lower wage individuals would be powerless in the quest for economic justice hence the raison d’etre of these umbrella organizations. Also, it is small minded to believe that all folks supporting labor will vote for Mr. Alvarez as the same with all free market capitalists voting for Mr. Faulconner. Assuming that David Alvarez wins, do the opposing forces really believe that their quality of life will suffer the perils of a neighbor earning a living wage. I think not and like castles in the air everyone is entitled to dream. As a rising tide lifts all ships, Mr. Alvarez will enable all San Diegans including those that stand alone on individual initiative. David Alvarez is my unequivacable choice for Mayor. Daniel J. Smiechowski San Diego


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Keeping It Alive — Mendez V. Westminster A Puerto Rican/Mexican couple who changed the face of segregation and the civil rights struggle in the United States, seven years before Brown v. Board of Education. By Jaime Estades Dedicated to my good friend, Epifanio Castillo Esq., who introduced me to this beautiful story and legal case 11 years ago. Thank You! The California landmark civil rights case of Mendez v. Westminster (1947) arguably made one of the greatest contributions to the civil rights struggle for equality in the United States. During the last decade, several successful attempts to educate the public about the importance of the case have resulted in Mendez finally beginning to be recognized as a significant case in the historic context of the civil rights era. However, to this date, Mendez is not mentioned in most law school textbooks as one of the “Road to Brown” cases; this is largely because it was decided in the California Supreme Court and Appellate Court but never reached the U.S. Supreme Court. To keep the Mendez legacy alive and provide a historical, legal and human context to the case, one must distinguish Mendez from and place the case in the context of the other civil rights cases, also known as the “Road to Brown” (Brown v. Board of Education). Most of the known landmark cases that lay the groundwork for Brown were what is known in the legal realm as “test cases,” meaning that the cases consisted of plaintiffs who were carefully selected and financed to legally challenge the unconstitutionality of “Separate But Equal.” The test case tactic underlies most legal cases that are brought to the U.S. Supreme Court, especially in the areas of discrimination, religion, affirmative action, gender, sexual preference and voting rights, just to mention a few areas. By contrast, the plaintiffs brought the Mendez case on their own behalf and financed their own expenses and those of their peers. The Mendez family effectively ended segregation in California seven years before the Brown decision, on their own initiative, at their own expense and in response to an unplanned event. They were not selected to assume the role of plaintiff and did not have an army of lawyers or money behind them. Anti-Segregation test case: Plessy v. Ferguson. There were test cases even in the 1890s. The most well-known was Plessy v. Ferguson, a case that went bust. The case was organized and brought to court by well-intentioned people in New Orleans, including the owners of a railroad company which sought to desegregate the trains based on their belief that segregation resulted in excessive, unnecessary expenses and less profit. In other words, segregation was bad for business. When Homer Plessy entered the train and sat in the white section, refusing to give his seat to a white person in opposition to the Louisiana state law, he provoked his own arrest and triggered a cause of action for discrimination under the United States Constitution’s 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause. When he left the train that day, a group of businessmen, integrationists and lawyers were waiting for Plessy, committed to supporting his struggle to take the case all the way to the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, the outcome of the case went the opposite direction. The Supreme Court, in perhaps the most reprehensible decision in history, stated that: “the object of the 14th Amendment was undoubtedly to enforce the absolute equality of the two races before the law, but in the nature of things it could not have been intended to abolish distinctions upon color

or to enforce social, as distinguished from political, equality, or a commingling of the two races upon terms unsatisfactory to each other... if one race be inferior to the other socially, the Constitution of the U.S. cannot put them on the same plane.” In other words, there can be equality but not integration or sharing of the same physical space due to the nature of one race being inferior to another. The failure of Plessy effectively resulted in the legal affirmation of the odious policy of “Separate But Equal” that endured for an additional 70 years. The Road to Brown. Beginning in 1930, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund began using the courts in order to chip away at the Plessy decision, focusing on institutions of higher education that discriminated against black applicants. Almost all of the cases were test cases designed to trigger discriminatory actions that reflected that separate was inherently not equal. This strategy, created by Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall, resulted in a number of favorable Supreme Court decisions known today as “The Road to Brown.” Mendez v. Westminster. However, in 1947, in the middle of the Road to Brown, something happened in California. Two parents, Felicita Gomez, born in Puerto Rico, and Gonzalo Mendez, a Mexican, decided to take matters into their own hands when their two children were not admitted at the Westminster Elementary School in Santa Ana because they were visibly darker than the rest of the students. Their cousins who had a Mexican father of French descent were admitted the same day, but the Mendez children were not admitted because, according to the school, they were darker than the rest of the students. Gonzalo’s sister, Soledad Vidaurri, had brought her sons and nieces to be enrolled to the school. When they rejected her brother’s children, she decided not to enroll her own. The case was filed in March 1945, bringing suit under the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. The State’s defense asserted that California’s Mexican children possess contagious disease, have poor moral habits, inferior personal hygiene, and speak Spanish; however, the California statute applied segregation only for children of “Chinese, Japanese or Mongolian parentage.” As soon as the NAACP learned of the Mendez case, Thurgood Marshall went to California and filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs. At home, Gonzalo and Felicita decided to fight back. The family decided to sue the school, paying the cost of legal representation with their own money. They also paid for the legal representation of four other plaintiffs who joined them. The Mendez family understood that in order to be successful, they needed to gain support from the community and the public in general. Therefore, they decided that Felicita would stay home to work the farm while Gonzalo traveled to garner the necessary support and raise funds for legal representation. Felicita not only administered the farm and worked the land herself for the first time ever, but she also organized local parents in the community into the La Associación de Padres y Niños Mexico Americanos. When other parents had to travel for meetings far away from their farm, in addition to paying for the bulk of legal fees for all plaintiffs, the Mendez family paid for their transportation and loss of pay. Eventually, the Mendez family was offered a deal that would allow only their children to be admitted in the school, but not the other Mexican children. They flatly rejected the offer.

Deadline to send back that mail ballot is today, Friday! Do you have your mail ballot? Vote it and send it! The Special Consolidated Election for mayor of the City of San Diego and City of Solana Beach Proposition B is less than a week away and mail ballots must be received by the Registrar of Voters by 8 p.m. Tuesday in order to be counted. That means ballots must be mailed out by Friday at the very latest. A postmark by Election Day alone is not acceptable – the ballots must be in hand before the polls close. If you typically vote by mail but won’t have time to post it, there are options. Save your mail ballot for Election Day itself and take it to any one of 573 polling places in the City of San Diego for the mayoral contest. Solana Beach will offer eight polling places for the Proposition B contest. If you’d rather go to your neighborhood polling place, check the back of your Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet for its location or use the polling place locator online. You can also vote in person at the Registrar of Voters new office. It moved to 5600 Overland Ave., San Diego, 92123. Voters can cast ballots between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Election Day when the voting hours will change to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to reflect the hours at the polls. “We’re busy sorting and scanning mail ballots now so they’ll be ready to count right when the polls close at 8 p.m. Tuesday.” said Registrar of Voters Michael Vu. “The mail ballots received on Election Day take longer to process and provisional ballots take even more time.” For voters who need language assistance, election materials are also available in Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese, and Chinese.

On February 18, 1946, after the testimony of a sociologist and psychologist, in strategies that were used 7 years later in Brown v. Board of Education, Judge Paul McCormick found that the rights of the plaintiffs had been denied. The judge specifically stated that “. . . the equal protection of the laws pertaining to the public schools system in California is not provided by furnishing the same technical facilities, textbooks and courses of instructions to children of Mexican ancestry. A paramount requisite in the American system of public education is social equality. It must be open to all children by unified school association regardless of lineage.” This was the first time in history that any state’s highest court had ruled that segregation was unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment. Mendez was decided seven years before Brown. Eventually, the 9th Circuit Appellate Court unanimously upheld the lower court decision, but not under the 14th Amendment. Instead, the Appellate Court based its decision on absence of a state statute to establish and allow discrimination against Mexican children. Earl Warren, who was the Governor of California at the time, used the decision to dismantle segregation throughout the state. He signed Assembly Bill 1375 to end segregation in California for good. Mendez served as precedent in many local cases throughout the South to end school segregation. Seven years after Mendez, Warren became Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, at a time when 3 Justices out of 7 voted against ending segregation. His experience with the Mendez case in California helped him to persuade those three judges in opposition to favor desegregation. And, 7 years after Mendez, the unanimous decision against seg-

regation in Brown saw Plessy crumble. Mendez v. Westminster was never meant to be. The case was not an orchestrated plan by a large defense fund and many wealthy donors; it was not a test case. The Mendez family was forced to embark with their community on an unknown legal journey of their own creation. They built their own road, almost alone, to fight against the education department in a state that discriminated against their children’s right to attend school. They were smart and unstoppable. When they eventually won, they did not call a press conference or have a celebration with bottles of champagne. They went home to continue taking care of what they loved most in the world, their children. Nobody noticed. And, just like that they became invisible even when their case was being use as a legal precedent to desegregate local segregation statutes in the South, most notably in Texas. They lived for years not realizing what they had accomplished until one day; one of their daughters, who was attending college, heard in class the Westminster story. The facts of the story and characters were so familiar that she went home and asked her mother if she and her father were the parents in the story. Felicita responded affirmatively, adding that she had forgotten about it. When Felicita, already in her golden years, was asked about what they did, she said, “We had to.” And, that was it. Jaime Estades, Esq., MSW, an immigration and political consultant, is an adjunct professor in social policy and welfare at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work and president and the founder of the Latino Leadership Institute, Inc. He can be reached at jaimeestades@yahoo.com.

¡ASK A MEXICAN! By Gustavo Arellano

present, and is indicative of the Dear Mexican: Why is it that many American first-generation Latino students are so assimilation story. quick to judge and alienate secondSo, I suspect that generation students just because their some firstparents went to college and are able to generation Latino afford a little more? This happened to students anticipate me recently. People treat me differently that you will look and think I will look down on them, yet down on them and I grew up in the barrio and never acted they thus snub you before you can (in their like I was higher than them. The only imagination) snub them.” difference with my life is that my The Mexican’s advice? Tell the haters que parents went to college to give me a se vayan a la chingada. And now you better life…why does that have to know why Vallejo is an acclaimed professor, affect how I’m treated amongst other while the Mexican teaches at the College of Latinos? the Calles. Pocha Pero No Pendeja I recently went to a heavy metal show Dear Wabette: I turn the columna over for a band from Spain called Mago de to Jody Agius Vallejo, sociology professor Oz. The show was at the LA Sports at the University of Southern California and Arena, and the two opening acts were author of the magnificent Barrios to Burbs: local Mexican heavy metal bands, so The Making of the Mexican-American needless to say the majority of fans at Middle Class, for which your humble this show were Mexican metal heads. I Mexican wrote the intro. Take it, profe! work in the music biz and thus I go to “Many first-generation Latinos (meaning my fair share of both Anglo and Latino that they are foreign born) are quick to concerts/shows on a regular basis. One judge some second-generation Latinos like thing I notice is the mosh pits at hard you because they themselves are constantly rock, metal, punk, ska, and similar judged by middle-class Latinos. Most kinds of shows. It looks like in any people mistakenly assume that Latinos Anglo mosh pit, the fans are literally exhibit ethnic solidarity and that everyone trying to kill one another, often times gets along. However, the Latino population leaving people severely injured. But is not monolithic, and divisions exist Mexican/Latino mosh pits seem to be depending on national origin, generation, composed of fans locking arms, dancing and whether you are upper-, middle-, or with one another, and no-man-leftlower class. These divisions are behind kind of attitude. Can you exacerbated by American society explain why so much brotherly love in (especially the media and racist politicians), the mosh pit when in the outside world it which homogenizes and stigmatizes Latinos seems like Latinos love to bash and cut by portraying them as uniformly poor, down their fellow paisas? unauthorized, and uneducated. El Vampiro “Despite these stereotypes, there is an established, and growing, Latino middle Dear Vampire Gabacho: Not necessarily class. But middle-class Latinos must deal true—go to a concert by Brujería, the most with these disparaging stereotypes in their hardcore metal group of all time, authors of everyday lives, especially when they are the single greatest stanza in history mistaken for unauthorized immigrants or (“Matando güeros/Ricky Ramirez style”— when people assume that they are ”Killing white people/Richard “The uneducated simply because they are Latino. Nightstalker” Ramirez style”. Even Thus, middle-class Latinos, especially those Gerwshin couldn’t come up with something who are disconnected from the immigrant that beautiful!) and see what part of your struggle for upward mobility because they spleen hasn’t been absorbed by your were raised in middle-class households by appendix. college educated parents, often attempt to Ask the Mexican at themexican@ askamexican.net, distance themselves from immigrants as a be his fan on Facebook, follow him on Twitter way to deflect discrimination. This @gustavoarellano or ask him a video question at distancing behavior is nothing new and is youtube.com/askamexicano! seen among all immigrant groups, past and


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(con’t de página 1) PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE

PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: YAEKO McCRAY

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: NAZARIO AGUILERA

CASE NUMBER:37-2014-00083568-PRPL-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of (specify all names by which the decedent was know): YAEKO McCRAY, aka YAEKO YOSHIDA McCRAY A Petition for Probate has been filed by: CONNIE BOEHM in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego The Petition for Probate requests that: CONNIE BOEHM be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: FEB 27, 2014. Time: 1:30 P.M. Dept.: PC-2. Address of court: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, 1409 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101. Madge Bradley If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filling claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date notice above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Scott C. Soady, Esq., 16466 Bernardo Center Drive, Ste. 260, San Diego, CA 92128. Ph. 858-6185510

CASE NUMBER: 37-2014-00084160-PRLA-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of: NAZARIO AGUILERA, NAZARIO LORA AGUILERA, AND NAZARIO “BEBO” AGUILERA A Petition for Probate has been filed by: PEGGY L. RAINEY in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. The Petition for Probate requests that: PEGGY L. RAINEY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition request the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: March 24, 2014 Time: 9:00 A.M. Dept.: PC-1. Address of court: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, 1409 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101. Madge Bradley - Central Division. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filling claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date notice above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Peggy L. Rainey, P.O. BOX 740696, San Diego, CA 92174-0696. Telephone: 619-634-2819

Personajes, Tamales Frescos. Pictured left to right — Freda Chaban; Mark Day, Lupe Acevedo and Eduardo Gomez. Acevedo, cocinera de la Corporativa de Tamales Frescos. Tamales Frescos y la historia detrás de sus personajes: Guadalupe Acevedo: Conocida en la corporativa como Lupe. Nacida en Oaxaca México, 49. Cabeza de hogar de 3 hijos. Desde que llegó a los Estados Unidos ha vivido en Vista. Ha sido una mujer trabajadora, luchadora toda la vida. Ella trabaja en sus manualidades como segundo trabajo, hace bolsos hechos a manos con tejido de bambú, carteras y bufandas. Ella es la encargada de la cocina, se responsabiliza de hacer la creación de los tamales. Cada ingrediente es importante para esta mujer porque para ella no solo son simples tamales, son una forma de mostrar las recetas caseras a sus consumidores. Frida Chaban: Ella es la encargada del mercadeo o marketing de la corporativa, se encarga de las ventas, llamar a las diferentes cervecerías del condado y ofrecer su producto. Para ella los tamales es una forma de darle felicidad a la gente, ya que es una comida que no tiene idioma ni barreras. Mark Day: Cofundador y creador de la corporativa Tamales Frescos. El es el encargado de las finanzas de la corporativa, su trabajo es manejar los libros y la cuenta de la corporativa. También fue el encargado de conseguir las licencias del Estado, y un lugar donde cocinar. Guadalupe García: La historia de esta mujer es parecida a las de sus compañeras, madre cabeza de hogar del estado de Chiapas México y vive hace varios años en los Estados Unidos. Su esposo fue deportado por agentes migratorios y actualmente se encuentra ausente de las Published: Jan 24, 31 Feb 7, 14 / 2014. actividades de la corporativa; debido a una cirugía de cerebro. Eduardo Gómez: El es el último integrante que se unió a la corporativa, su madre lo invitó a las reuniones anteriores con el grupo Published: Jan 31 Feb 7, 14, 21 /2014. La Prensa San Diego ABANDONMENT OF de mujeres. Nacido en Oaxaca México, su edad, 27 años. Ha vivido en Vista California, desde que llegó a los Estados Unidos. Se encuentra FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME ABANDONMENT OF estudiando el bachillerato y su sueño es, ser un fotógrafo profesional. STATEMENT OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Actualmente se encuentra trabajando junto a su madre Guadalupe ABANDONMENT OF USE Acevedo en la corporativa, ayudando a su madre con la venta de ta- OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME males. San Diego, CA 92154. Fictitious Business Name: DELICIAS I declare that all information in this stateLa corporativa de tamales va a estar vendiendo en los siguientes VIDEO # 2, 675 East Lincoln Ave. Ste. ment is true and correct. H, Escondido, CA, County of San Diego, Signature of Registrant: Alejandro establecimientos los días: 92026. Febrero 7, Aztec Brewery 2330 La Mirada #300, Vista, CA, 92081 . The Fictitious Business Name referred to Cueva. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest above was filed in San Diego County on: J. 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De ofAssigned Fictitious Business Name: SOLIS File No.: 2013-035408 FREIGHT CORP, 8684 Avenida de la las 5 PM a las 9 PM. Published: Jan 24, 31 Feb 7, 14 / 2014 Fuente Ste. 3, San Diego, CA, County of La Prensa San Diego San Diego, 92154. Febrero 28, Indian Joes Vista, Ca. 92081. De las 4 PM a las 9 PM. The Fictitious Business Name referred to Marzo 6, Ballast Point 10051 Old Grove Rd, San Diego, CA 92131. above was filed in San Diego County on: 07/02/2009, and assigned File No. 2009De las 4 PM a las 9 PM. 019440 STATEMENT OF Abandoned by The Following RegisMarzo7, Aztec Brewery 2330 La Mirada #300, Vista, Ca. 92081. De ABANDONMENT OF USE Istrant: Solis Freight Corp, 8684 Avenida OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS de la Fuente Ste. 3, San Diego, CA las 4 PM a las 9 PM. 92154. NAME Marzo 8, Barrel Harbor 2575 Pioneer #104, Vista, Ca. 92081. De la I declare that all information in this stateFictitious Business Name: FUEL SYS- ment is true and correct. 1 PM a las 8 PM. TEM PARTS, 7005 Alamitos Ave., San Signature of Registrant: Arturo Solis. CA, County of San Diego, 92154. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest Marzo 20, Ballast Point 10051 Old Grove Rd, San Diego, CA 92131. Diego, The Fictitious Business Name referred to J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk above was filed in San Diego County on: of San Diego County Dec 24, 2013 De las 5 PM a las 8 PM. 12/27/2006, and assigned File No. 2006Assigned File No.: 2013-035410 Marzo 29, Barrel Harbor 2575 Pioneer #104, Vista, Ca. 92081. De la 1 044396 Is Abandoned by The Following Regis- Published: Jan 24, 31 Feb 7, 14 / 2014 PM a las 8 PM. trant: GTAC, INC, 7005 Alamitos Ave., La Prensa San Diego

National Exams dumped in Mexico (con’t from page 2) alteration of student answers. The senior Pena Nieto administration official questioned the 2013 ENLACE results, pointing out that the lowest-performing states in the exam, Aguascalientes and Queretaro, are typically among the highestachieving in the nation, while the top-ranked states-Chiapas, Guerrero and Campeche- come out poorly on other standardized tests. Coinciding with other ENLACE critics, Chuayfett added that the yearly test had encouraged the neglect of regular classroom instruction in favor of teaching to the test. The criticisms voiced by Mexico’s education secretary are increasingly familiar ones north of the border, where controversies and scandals have erupted in different cities and states over standardized testing and test bonuses for teachers. Indeed, Chuayfett cited problems in the Chicago public schools in his remarks. In El Paso, Texas, a cheating scandal led to a 2012 prison sentence of more than three years for former El Paso Independent School District chief Lorenzo Garcia. The disgraced former administrator was also ordered to pay two large fines that included a $56,600 reimbursement, to cover the same amount of money he was paid for the apparently better test performance of El Paso students. Unlike the United States, however, no prosecutions will come out of the ENLACE controversy, Chuayfett pledged. Declining to conclude that the test troubles had their origins in bad intentions, Chuayfett instead assessed the issue as based in wrong conceptions of testing. He said it was not known how many teachers had engaged in improper behavior. ENLACE still has its defenders, most notably former 2012 presidential candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota. In a recent article, the onetime Calderon administration education secretary said the national exam could be improved upon without throwing it out. “This is detectable and correctable,” Vazquez Mota said of the reported problems. “It’s not clear that the solution is to cancel the exam.” According to Chuayfett, the National Institute for Educational Evaluation (INEE) will come up with a new test instrument to replace ENLACE in 2015. Meantime, Mexican students won’t have to take ENLACE this year.

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Lo están demandando. PETITIONER'S NAME IS: NOMBRE DEL DEMANDANTE: BRANDON TREVOR HORN You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage, your property and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. court.ca.gov/self help), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.law helpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 días corridos después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120 ó FL-123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica no basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también le puede ordenar que pague manutención, y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario un formulario de exención de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, póngase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE: The restraining orders on page seen a copy of them. AVISO: Las órdenes de restricción que figuran en la página 2 valen para ambos cónyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la petición, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras órdenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas órdenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California. NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. AVISO: Si se emite un fallo u orden de manutención, la corte puede ordenar que usted pague parte de, o todas las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentas a petición de usted o de la otra parte. Si esto ocurre, la parte ordenada a pagar estas cuotas debe recibir aviso y la oportunidad de solicitar una audiencia para anular la orden de pagar las cuotas exentas. 1. The name and address of the court is: El nombre y dirección de la corte son: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, East County Division 250 East Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020. 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner's attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Brandon Trevor Horn, 10081 Valle Caballo Ln, El Cajon, CA 92021. Ph. 619277-9644. Date (Fecha): MAY 16, 2013 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) C. MIKE Deputy (Asistente) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: AVISO A LA PERSONA QUE RECIBIÓ LA ENTREGA: as an individual Published: January 17, 24, 31 Feb 7 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

póngase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement office who has received or seen a copy of them. El nombre y dirección de la corte son: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 500 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910. 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner's attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Yolanda Cordero, 100 Woodlawn Ave. # 87, Chula Vista, CA 91910. Ph. 619-852-2926 Date (Fecha): AUG 22, 2013 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) M. JAIMES Deputy (Asistente) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: AVISO A LA PERSONA QUE RECIBIÓ LA ENTREGA: as an individual Published: Jan 17, 24, 31 Feb 7/ 2014 La Prensa San Diego

CASE NUMBER: ED 87403

NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: AVISO AL DEMANDADO: GUADALUPE RAMIREZ You are being sued. Lo están demandando. PETITIONER'S NAME IS: NOMBRE DEL DEMANDANTE: MARCO ANTONIO RAMIREZ You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage, your property and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. court.ca.gov/self help), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.law helpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 días corridos después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120 ó FL-123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica no basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también le puede ordenar que pague manutención, y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario un formulario de exención de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, póngase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement office who has received or seen a copy of them. AVISO: Las órdenes de restricción que figuran en la página 2 valen para ambos cónyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la petición, se emita un fallo o la corte dé otras órdenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas órdenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California. NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. AVISO: Si se emite un fallo u orden de manutención, la corte puede ordenar que usted pague parte de, o todas las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentas a petición de usted o de la otra parte. Si esto ocurre, la parte ordenada a pagar estas cuotas debe recibir aviso y la oportunidad de solicitar una audiencia para anular la orden de pagar las cuotas exentas. 1. The name and address of the court is: El nombre y dirección de la corte son: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 250 East Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner's attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Marco Antonio Ramirez, 1022 Peach Ave. #13, El Cajon, CA 92021. Ph. 619-818-7938 Date (Fecha): MAY 02, 2012 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) C. MILKE, Deputy (Asistente) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: AVISO A LA PERSONA QUE RECIBIO LA ENTREGA: as an individual Published: August 2, 9, 16, 23/2014 La Prensa San Diego

SUMMONS - (Family Law) CASE NUMBER: ED 90453ROA

NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: AVISO AL DEMANDADO: SAMANTHA NORA HORN You are being sued.

SUMMONS - (Family Law) CASE NUMBER: DS 51536

NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: AVISO AL DEMANDADO: DAVID TALAMANTE CONTRERAS You are being sued. Lo están demandando. PETITIONER'S NAME IS: NOMBRE DEL DEMANDANTE: YOLANDA CORDERO You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage, your property and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. court.ca.gov/self help), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.law helpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 días corridos después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120 ó FL-123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica no basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también le puede ordenar que pague manutención, y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario un formulario de exención de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal,

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NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: AVISO AL DEMANDADO: JESUS MIGUEL RIVERA MARTINEZ You are being sued. Lo están demandando. PETITIONER'S NAME IS: NOMBRE DEL DEMANDANTE: LIDIA MICHELLE RIVERA You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage, your property and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. court.ca.gov/self help), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.law helpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 días corridos después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120 ó FL-123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica no basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también le puede ordenar que pague manutención, y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario un formulario de exención de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, póngase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement office who has received or seen a copy of them. AVISO: Las órdenes de restricción que figuran en la página 2 valen para ambos cónyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la petición, se emita un fallo o la corte dé otras órdenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas órdenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California. NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. AVISO: Si se emite un fallo u orden de manutención, la corte puede ordenar que usted pague parte de, o todas las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentas a petición de usted o de la otra parte. Si esto ocurre, la parte ordenada a pagar estas cuotas debe recibir aviso y la oportunidad de solicitar una audiencia para anular la orden de pagar las cuotas exentas. 1. The name and address of the court is: El nombre y dirección de la corte son: Superior Court of California, County of San Diego,325 S. Melrose Drive, Vista, CA 92083 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner's attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Lidia Michelle Rivera, 611 Townsite Drive, Vista, CA 92084. Date (Fecha): SEP 26, 2013 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) D. CATLETT, Deputy (Asistente) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: AVISO A LA PERSONA QUE RECIBIO LA ENTREGA: as an individual Published: FEB 7, 14, 21, 28 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

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~ ~ ~ CLASSIFIEDS ~ (619) 425-7400 ~ LEGALS ~ ~ ~ CHANGE OF NAME FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: XTREME RACING SIMULATORS 5840 Hughes St., San Diego, CA, County of San Diego, 92115. This Business is Conducted By: A General Partnership. The First Day of Business Was: May/25/2013. This Business Is Hereby Registered by the Following: #1 Jesus Millanes, 5840 Hughes St., San Diego, CA 92115. #2 Martin Sanchez, 10155 Caminito Volar, San Diego, CA 92126. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signature of Registrant: Jesus Millanes. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County DEC 18, 2013. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law. Assigned File No.: 2013-034967 Published: Jan 17, 24, 31 Feb 7 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a. PATERNAL OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAMS & SERVICES POPS b. POPS at 2569 J St. Apt. C, San Diego, CA, County of San Diego, 92102. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Paternal Opportunites Programs & Services POPS, 2569 J St. Apt. C, San Diego, CA 92102. This Business is Conducted By: A Corporation. The First Day of Business Was: 5/17/2011. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Adam GeitingerBrizuela. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 13, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-000958 Published: Jan 17, 24, 31 Feb 7 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: JUN’S VIDEOKE RENTAL at 330 Palomar St. A-5, Chula Vista, CA, County of San Diego, 91911. This Business Is Registered by the Following: #1 Jun Macajelos Echanez, 330 Palomar St. A-5, Chula Vista, CA 91911. #2 Elvinia San Juan Ursua, 330 Palomar St. A-5, Chula Vista, CA 91911. This Business is Conducted By: A Married Couple. The First Day of Business Was: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Jun Macajelos Echanez This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 08, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-000604 Published: Jan 17, 24, 31 Feb 7 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: CALIFORNIA RAPID TOURS AND CHARTERS at 4639 Border Village Rd. Suite 204 C, San Ysidro, CA, County of San Diego, 92173. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Joaquín Verdín Guzmán, 4639 Border Village Rd. Suite 204 C, San Ysidro, CA 92173. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Joaquín Verdín Guzmán This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 09, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-000799 Published: Jan 17, 24, 31 Feb 7 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: AFT at 4639 Border Village Rd. Suite 204 C, San Ysidro, CA, County of San Diego, 92173. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Carlos Alberto Figueroa Macías, 4639 Border Village Rd. Suite 204 C, San Ysidro, CA 92173. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Carlos Alberto Figueroa Macías This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 09, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-000802 Published: Jan 17, 24, 31 Feb 7 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: A.V. DELIVERIS at 1250 Santa Cora Ave. # 326, Chula Vista, CA, County of San Diego, 91913. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Alejandro Valenzuela, 1250 Santa Cora Ave. # 326, Chula Vista, CA 91913. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Alejandro Valenzuela This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 09, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-000739 Published: Jan 17, 24, 31 Feb 7 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: PL CONSTRUCTION at 2934 E 10th St., National City, CA, County of San Diego, 91950. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Nahum Peralta, 2934 E 10th St., National City, CA 91950. This Business is Conducted By: An In-

dividual. The First Day of Business Was: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Nahum Peralta This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 08, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-000618 Published: Jan 17, 24, 31 Feb 7 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: AZAGENERAL CONSTRUCTION at 733 Ashbrook Dr., Chula Vista, CA, County of San Diego, 91913. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Antonio Flores, 733 Ashbrook Dr., Chula Vista, CA, 91913. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: Sep/03/2004. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Antonio Flores. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 13, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-000961 Published: Jan 17, 24, 31 Feb 7 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: NANA CLEANING 3869 Superba St., San Diego, CA, County of San Diego, 92113 This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: 11/01/2013. This Business Is Hereby Registered by the Following: Maria E. Garcia, 3869 Superba St., San Diego, CA 92113 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signature of Registrant: Maria Ernestina Garcia This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County DEC 20, 2013. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law. Assigned File No.: 2013-035195 Published: Jan 17, 24, 31 Feb 7 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: NATURAL SIGHT OPTOMETRY INC. 2260 Callagan Hwy Bldg 3187 B Ste1, San Diego, CA, County of San Diego, 92136. This Business is Conducted By: A Corporation. The First Day of Business Was: N/A. This Business Is Hereby Registered by the Following: Natural Sight Optometry INC., 2260 Callagan Hwy Bldg 3187 B Ste1, San Diego, CA 92136. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signature of Registrant: Anh Tonnu. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County DEC 30, 2013. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law. Assigned File No.: 2013-035771 Published: Jan 17, 24, 31 Feb 7 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: GRILL HOUSE at 108 East 8th Street, National City, CA, County of San Diego, 91950. This Business Is Registered by the Following: The Big Ben Market Corp. 108 East 8th Street, National City, CA 91950. This Business is Conducted By: A Corporation. The First Day of Business Was: 02-11-2001. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Naseem Salem This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 13, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-001059 Published: Jan 17, 24, 31 Feb 7 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: VERTEX TRADE at 1127 Strawberry Creek St., Chula Vista, CA, County of San Diego, 91913. Mailing Address: 601 East Palomar St. Suite-C # 344, Chula Vista, CA 91911. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Daniel Corona, 1127 Strawwberry Creek St., Chula Vista, CA, 91913. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Daniel Corona This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 09, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-000786 Published: Jan 17, 24, 31 Feb 7 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: LARIOS INCOME TAX & IMMIGRATION SERVICES 3317 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA, County of San Diego, 92104. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: 12/20/13. This Business Is Hereby Registered by the Following: Fernando M. Larios, 1108 Oasis Ave., Chula Vista, CA 92104. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. Signature of Registrant: Fernando M. Larios. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County DEC 20, 2013. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law. Assigned File No.: 2013-035249 Published: Jan 17, 24, 31 Feb 7 / 2014

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: BROOKLYN PIZZA DELI at 3690 Murphy Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA, County of San Diego, 92123. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Bonifaz LLC, 365 Bonair St. #5, La Jolla, CA 92037. This Business is Conducted By: A Limited Liability Company. The First Day of Business Was: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Giannina Bonifaz. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 21, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-001643 Published: Jan 24, 31 Feb 7, 14 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

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Following: USA College Planners Corporation, 1749 Cripple Creek Dr # 4, Chula Vista, CA 91915. This Business is Conducted By: A Corporation. The First Day of Business Was: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Luisa Rosenfeld. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 21, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-001712 Published: Jan 24, 31 Feb 7, 14 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a. LOGOS Z SILKSCREENING & EMBROIDERY b. SK8 CALIFORNIA c. SK8 ROOM d. LOGOS Z, INC. at 1749 Cripple Creek Dr # 4, Chula Vista, CA, County of San Diego, 91915. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Logos Z, Inc. / corporation, 1749 Cripple Creek Dr # 4, Chula Vista, CA 91915. This Business is Conducted By: A Corporation. The First Day of Business Was: 04/ August/ 2008. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Luisa Rosenfeld. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 21, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-001710 Published: Jan 24, 31 Feb 7, 14 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

Fictitious Business Name: ESPINO LANDSCAPE at 626 Garrett Ave., Chula Vista, CA, County of San Diego, 91910. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Eduardo Espino, 626 Garrett Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91910. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: 01/02/14. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Eduardo Espino. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 16, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Assigned File No.: 2014-001457 NAME STATEMENT Published: Jan 24, 31 Feb 7, 14 /2014 La Prensa San Diego Fictitious Business Name: a. SMART TRADE INCORPORATED b. MY SELF KIT at 2195 Station Village Way, Unit FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 1217, San Diego, CA, County of San Diego, 92108. NAME STATEMENT This Business Is Registered by the Fictitious Business Name: ARTISTE’ HAIR Following: JMSA Business Corporation, STUDIO at 2015 Birch Rd # 401, Chula 2195 Station Village Way, Unit 1217, San Vista, CA, County of San Diego, 91915. Diego, CA 92108. Mailing Address: 1240 Stagecoach Trail This Business is Conducted By: A CorLoop, Chula Vista, CA 91915. poration. The First Day of Business Was: This Business Is Registered by the Jan/ 22/ 2014. Following: Nashla Renteria, 1240 Stage- I declare that all information in this statecoach Trail Loop, Chula Vista, CA 91915. ment is true and correct. (A registrant who This Business is Conducted By: An In- declares as true any material matter purdividual. The First Day of Business Was: suant to section 17913 of the Business N/A. and Professions code that the registrant I declare that all information in this state- knows to be false is guilty of a misdement is true and correct. (A registrant who meanor punishable by a fine not to exdeclares as true any material matter pur- ceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) suant to section 17913 of the Business Registrant Name: Jairo Martinez and Professions code that the registrant Sanchez. knows to be false is guilty of a misde- This Statement Was Filed With Ernest meanor punishable by a fine not to ex- J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk ceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) of San Diego County JAN 22, 2014. Registrant Name: Nashla Renteria Assigned File No.: 2014-001815 This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk Published: Jan 24, 31 Feb 7, 14 /2014 La Prensa San Diego of San Diego County JAN 09, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-000686 Published: Jan 24, 31 Feb 7, 14 /2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS La Prensa San Diego

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: BASICOS IMPORT at 482 W. San Ysidro Blvd. # 20, San Ysidro, CA, County of San Diego, 92173. Mailing Address: 2285 Michael Faraday Dr. Apt. D-8, San Diego, CA 92154. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Gabriel Jarquin Martinez, 482 W. San Ysidro Blvd. # 20, San Ysidro, CA, 92173. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: 01/15/2014. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Gabriel Jarquin Martinez. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 16, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-001454 Published: Jan 24, 31 Feb 7, 14 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: MAXICALY IMPORTS at 2285 Michael Faraday Dr Apt C Ste 8, San Diego, CA, County of San Diego, 92154. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Francisco Sanchez Millan, 482 W. San Ysidro Blvd. # 2216, San Ysidro, CA, 92173. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: 01/15/2014. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Francisco Sanchez Millan. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 16, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-001453 Published: Jan 24, 31 Feb 7, 14 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: MENDOZA AUTO GROUP LLC at 898 Broadway Ste. A, Chula Vista, CA, County of San Diego, 91911. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Mendoza Auto Group LLC, 898 Broadway Ste. A, Chula Vista, CA 91911. This Business is Conducted By: A Limited Liability Company. The First Day of Business Was: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Timothy Mendoza. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 16, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-001404 Published: Jan 24, 31 Feb 7, 14 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: USA COLLEGE PLANNERS at 1749 Cripple Creek Dr # 4, Chula Vista, CA, County of San Diego, 91915. This Business Is Registered by the

Fictitious Business Name: J.B. CHARTER at 635 Sampson St., San Diego, CA, County of San Diego, 92113. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Javier Becerra, 635 Sampson St., San Diego, CA 92113. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Javier Becerra. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 22, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-001851 Published: Jan 24, 31 Feb 7, 14 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: POWERHOUSE REALTY at 1145 Sea Bird Way, San Diego, CA, County of San Diego, 92154. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Luis M. Ceja, 1145 Sea Bird Way, San Diego, CA 92154. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Luis M. Ceja This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 22, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-001903 Published: Jan 24, 31 Feb 7, 14 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: GEMEBO at 6259 Progressive Dr Ste. 200, San Diego, CA, County of San Diego, 92154. This Business Is Registered by the Following: GEMEBO, 6259 Progressive Dr Ste. 200, San Diego, CA 92154. This Business is Conducted By: A Corporation. The First Day of Business Was: 11/ 19/ 03. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Luis Boyance. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 16, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-001364 Published: Jan 24, 31 Feb 7, 14 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: SAN DIEGO MEDICAL TRANSPORT INC. at 864 34th St., San Diego, CA, County of San Diego, 92102. This Business Is Registered by the Following: San Diego Medical Transport Inc., 864 34th St., San Diego, CA 92102. This Business is Conducted By: A Corporation. The First Day of Business Was: 4-15-2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].)

Registrant Name: Ramon Cruz. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 23, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-001969 Published: Jan 24, 31 Feb 7, 14 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: CHICANO PRISON ART AND CULTURAL CLASSICS at 1004 Barrett Ave., Chula Vista, CA, County of San Diego, 91911. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4182, Chula Vista, CA 91909. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Joe Le Blanc, 1004 Barrett Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91911. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Joe Le Blanc. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 22, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-001862 Published: Jan 24, 31 Feb 7, 14 /2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a. MY CARE BOX b. MARIA ANTONIETA CAKES & CUPCAKES at 2195 Station Village Way Unit 1217, San Diego, CA, County of San Diego, 92108. This Business Is Registered by the Following: JMSA Business Corporation, 2195 Station Village Way Unit 1217, San Diego, CA 92108. This Business is Conducted By: A Corporation. The First Day of Business Was: Jan/22/14. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Jairo Martinez Sanchez This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 27, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-002301 Published: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: BELTRAN HOUSEKEEPING at 2078 Mirror Lake Pl, Chula Vista, CA, County of San Diego, 91913. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Esperanza Beltran, 2078 Mirror Lake Pl, Chula Vista, CA 91913. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: 01/02/14. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Esperanza Beltran. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 28, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-002438 Published: Jan 31 Feb 7, 14, 21 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

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Fictitious Business Name: A. RAW MEDICAL MARIJUANA COLLECTIVE B. CRAFT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DELIVERY at 6855 Friars Road # 2, San Diego, CA, County of San Diego, 92108. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Raw MMC, 6855 Friars Road # 2, San Diego, CA 92108. This Business is Conducted By: A Corporation. The First Day of Business Was: 01/15/14 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Kyle Dukes. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 17, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Assigned File No.: 2014-001566 NAME STATEMENT Published: Jan 31 Feb 7, 14, 21 / 2014 Fictitious Business Name: a. VOZ DE La Prensa San Diego VICTORIA, EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING & ADVOCACY LLC b. VdV, LLC c. VdV, EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING & FICTITIOUS BUSINESS ADVOCACY LLC at 3025 Beyer Blvd. NAME STATEMENT Suite E-102, San Diego, CA, County of Fictitious Business Name: CALIFORNIA San Diego, 92154. STATE SERVICES at 184 Broadway, This Business Is Registered by the Chula Vista, CA, County of San Diego, Following: Voz de Victoria, Educational 91910. Consulting & Advocacy LLC., 3025 Beyer This Business Is Registered by the Blvd. Suite E-102, San Diego, CA 92154. Following: Victor Aguayo, 184 Broad- This Business is Conducted By: A Limway, Chula Vista, CA 91910. ited Liability Company. The First Day of This Business is Conducted By: An In- Business Was: 12/19/2013. dividual. The First Day of Business Was: I declare that all information in this state01/30/14. ment is true and correct. (A registrant who I declare that all information in this state- declares as true any material matter purment is true and correct. (A registrant who suant to section 17913 of the Business declares as true any material matter pur- and Professions code that the registrant suant to section 17913 of the Business knows to be false is guilty of a misdeand Professions code that the registrant meanor punishable by a fine not to exknows to be false is guilty of a misde- ceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) meanor punishable by a fine not to ex- Registrant Name: MARTA V. LEYVA. ceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) This Statement Was Filed With Ernest Registrant Name: Victor Aguayo. J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk This Statement Was Filed With Ernest of San Diego County FEB 04, 2014. J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk Assigned File No.: 2014-003222 of San Diego County JAN 30, 2014. Published: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 / 2014 Assigned File No.: 2014-002707 La Prensa San Diego Published: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: SAN DIEGO AUTO LOCKOUT at 1626 Sweetwater Rd G-280, National city, CA, County of San Diego, 91950. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Christopher R. Sanchez, 1626 Sweetwater Rd G-280, National city, CA 91950. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Christopher R. Sanchez. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County FEB 03, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-003040 Published: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a. ANGEL MGMT b. ANGEL REAL ESTATE CONSULTING at 888 Country Club Drive, Chula Vista, CA, County of San Diego, 91911. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Angel Rzeslawski, 888 Country Club Drive, Chula Vista, CA, 91911. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: 1/18/2012. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Angel Rzeslawski. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 30, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-002762 Published: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

Fictitious Business Name: MARIACHI IMPERIAL DE SAN DIEGO at 4104 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA, County of San Diego, 91902. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Sergio A. Fernandez, 3155 Franklin Ave., San Diego, CA 92113. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: June/10/2009. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Sergio A. Fernandez. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 22, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Assigned File No.: 2014-001863 NAME STATEMENT Published: Jan 31 Feb 7, 14, 21 / 2014 Fictitious Business Name: a. SOUTH BAY La Prensa San Diego WHOLESALE ROOFING & MATERIALS b. SOUTH BAY WHOLESALE ROOFING AND MATERIALS at 3064 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Main Street, Chula Vista, CA, County of NAME STATEMENT San Diego, 91911 Fictitious Business Name: VC BUILDERS Mailing Address: 888 Country Club Drive, at 943 Florence Street, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, CA, 91911. This Business Is Registered by the CA, County of San Diego, 91932. This Business Is Registered by the Following: S OUTH B AY W HOLESALE Following: #1. Juan A. Ceseña, 943 ROOFING & MATERIALS LLC, 3064 Main Florence Street, Imperial Beach, CA Street, Chula Vista, CA, 91911 91932. #2. Joel Valdovinos, 871 This Business is Conducted By: A LimRiverlawn Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91911. ited Liability Company. The First Day of This Business is Conducted By: A Gen- Business Was: N/A eral Partnership. The First Day of Busi- I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who ness Was: 12/01/13. I declare that all information in this state- declares as true any material matter purment is true and correct. (A registrant who suant to section 17913 of the Business declares as true any material matter pur- and Professions code that the registrant suant to section 17913 of the Business knows to be false is guilty of a misdeand Professions code that the registrant meanor punishable by a fine not to exknows to be false is guilty of a misde- ceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) meanor punishable by a fine not to ex- Registrant Name: Angel Rzeslawski. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest ceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk Registrant Name: Joel Valdovinos. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest of San Diego County JAN 30, 2014. J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk Assigned File No.: 2014-002780 of San Diego County JAN 24, 2014. Published: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 / 2014 Assigned File No.: 2014-002203 La Prensa San Diego Published: Jan 31 Feb 7, 14, 21 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: CHARLIE & HAIR at 2015 Birch Rd. Suite 401-9, Chula Vista, CA, County of San Diego, 91915. Mailing Address: 488 Old Trail Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91914. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Cathie S. Gassi, 488 Old Trail Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91914. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: N/A I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Cathie S. Gassi. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 28, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-002459 Published: Jan 31 Feb 7, 14, 21 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

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ego, 91910. This Business Is Registered by the Following: IHD REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONS INC., 768 Monserate Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91910. This Business is Conducted By: A. Corporation. The First Day of Business Was: 12/31/2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: FRANK JIMENEZ. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County JAN 31, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-002918 Published: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

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Fictitious Business Name: A GIRL’S BF at 29524 Meadow Glen Way W., Escondido, CA, County of San Diego, 92026. This Business Is Registered by the Following: 1# ROSE MARY N. PATTAH, 2027 Teton Pass, El Cajon, CA 92019. 2# Sahara P Bernez, 29524 Meadow Glen Way W., Escondido, CA 92026. This Business is Conducted By: CoPartners. The First Day of Business Was: N/A I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: ROSEMARY N. PATTAH. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County FEB 04, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-003177 Published: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

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Fictitious Business Name: EL POTRERO DISTRIBUIDOR at 1152 Tesoro Grove Way # 159, San Diego, CA, County of San Diego, 92154. This Business Is Registered by the Following: Jesus Madueño, 1152 Tesoro Grove Way # 159, San Diego, CA, 92154. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: 02/03/2014 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: Jesus Madueño. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County FEB 05, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-003337 Published: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: GOT CPR? at 3940 Delta Street, San Diego, CA, County of San Diego, 92113. This Business Is Registered by the Following: YESENIA RICO, 3940 Delta Street, San Diego, CA 92113. This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: 01/01/2014. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: YESENIA RICO. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County FEB 05, 2014. Assigned File No.: 2014-003281 Published: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

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CASE NUMBER: 37-2013-00074161-CO-IC-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: MARISSA ANN BELTRAN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: MARISSA ANN BELTRAN TO MARISSA BELTRAN TORRES THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: FEB-21-2014. Time: 9:30 a.m. Dept.: FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 46. The address of the court is Superior NAME STATEMENT Court of California, County of San Diego, Fictitious Business Name: IHD REAL ES- 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA TATE SOLUTIONS INC. at 768 Monserate 92101 Ave., Chula Vista, CA, County of San Di- A Copy of this Order to Show Cause

Prensa San Diego, 651 Third Avenue, Suite C, Chula Vista, CA 91910 Date: JAN 07, 2014 DAVID J. DANIELSEN Judge of the Superior Court Published: Jan 17, 24, 31 Feb 7 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

ODER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

CASE NUMBER: 37-2014-00083070-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: CARLOS OSORIO filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: CARLOS OSORIO TO PEDRO OSORIO THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: 02-28-2014. Time: 9:30 a.m. Dept.: 46. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 A Copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation printed in this county La Prensa San Diego, 651 Third Avenue, Suite C, Chula Vista, CA 91910 Date: JAN 13, 2014 DAVID J. DANIELSEN Judge of the Superior Court Published: Jan 17, 24, 31 Feb 7 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

CASE NUMBER: 37-2014-00084631-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: EDGAR TIRADO filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: EDGAR BUCIO TIRADO to EDGAR TIRADO THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: March 7, 2014. Time: 9:30 a.m. Dept.: 46. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 330 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 A Copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation printed in this county La Prensa San Diego, 651 Third Avenue, Suite C, Chula Vista, CA 91910 Date: JAN 23, 2014 DAVID J. DANIELSEN Judge of the Superior Court Published: Jan 31 Feb 7, 14, 21 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

CASE NUMBER: 37-2014-00000109-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: MIRIAM EDITH DÁVILA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: MIRIAM EDITH DÁVILA to MIRIAM EDITH ISLAS LUNA THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: 03-14-2014. Time: 9:30 a.m. Dept.: 46. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 A Copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation printed in this county La Prensa San Diego, 651 Third Avenue, Suite C, Chula Vista, CA 91910 Date: JAN 28, 2014 DAVID J. DANIELSEN Judge of the Superior Court Published: Jan 31 Feb 7, 14, 21 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

CASE NUMBER: 37-2014-00001303-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: JESSICA PIMENTEL filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: JESSICA PIMENTEL to JESSICA PIMENTEL SPHAR THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: MAR 21, 2014. Time: 9:30 a.m. Dept.: 46. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 A Copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation printed in this county La Prensa San Diego, 651 Third Avenue, Suite C, Chula Vista, CA 91910 Date: FEB 04, 2014 DAVID J. DANIELSEN Judge of the Superior Court Published: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 / 2014 La Prensa San Diego


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Lips and Love Basket 1 to 2 long, oval-shaped seedless watermelons Cutting board Green dry erase marker Kitchen and paring knives Melon baller Assorted cookie cutters (X, O and heart shapes), if desired Wooden skewers Toothpicks Strawberries Fruits to make fruit salad filling Large bowl and spoon Wash watermelon under cool running water and pat dry. On cutting board, place watermelon on its side and cut off 1/4 to 1/2 inch from stem end being careful not to cut too deep into white part of rind to provide sturdy base. With marker, draw scalloped line around width of middle of watermelon. Use paring knife to cut along marker line, then separate the two halves. Use melon baller to scoop out watermelon for your base. Cut top half of watermelon in half and use dry erase marker to draw large set of lips on one half. Use paring knife to cut out lips. Once you have general shape, carefully carve away rind. Use paring knife to shape lips into more finished look. Cut remaining 1/4-inch-thick slices and cut hearts, X’s, O’s or other shapes, discarding rind. Attach lips to top of base using wooden skewers and toothpicks. Slice strawberries lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices, keeping strawberry tops on for decoration, if desired. Attach slice of strawberry with green top to center of each scallop using toothpick. Use rest of strawberry slices in fruit salad for fruit bowl. Place fruit bowl on serving platter, fill with fruit salad and garnish with slices of fruit cut into hearts, X’s and O’s, if desired.

Lips and Love Basket

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t’s easy to share in the fun of Valentine’s Day by serving those you love sweet treats that are a healthier alternative to ordinary, heart-shaped confections. Forget the expensive flowers, wines and chocolates. To really show you care, be a cupid and give your sweetie healthy, delicious treats that feature juicy watermelon. Naturally dressed in the holiday’s hue of vibrant red, using this fabulous fruit in recipes adds color to the spread of any Valentine’s Day party, whether large or intimate.

Mouthwatering watermelon treats For an elegant, upscale treat, serve Watermelon Petit Fours, which feature sweet watermelon, candied almonds and is topped with your favorite decadent frosting. Get the kids in the kitchen with Watermelon Cupcakes for a new take on the beloved classic. Served with pineapple cream cheese frosting, kids will love helping you decorate these darling delights. If you really want to make their hearts skip a beat, carve an adorable Lips and Love Basket. Fill it with all of your sweetie’s favorite fruits for a fresh, flavorful display they’ll devour in a heartbeat. Remember, nothing shows your love more than edible gifts crafted by hand. For more sweet ideas, visit www.watermelon.org.

Bonus benefits Your sweetie will love that they can indulge in the sweetness of the holiday without the guilt or inflated waistline caused by traditional Valentine’s Day treats. A naturally low-calorie option, watermelon also boasts the following benefits:  Vitamin A: Known to enhance eye health and boost immunity by enhancing the infection-fighting actions of white blood cells.  Vitamin B6: Helps the immune system produce antibodies which fight diseases.  Vitamin C: Boosts the immune system’s defenses against infections and viruses. It also protects the body from harmful free radicals which accelerate aging.

Hearts love watermelon Beyond adding color and variety to your family’s diet, watermelon has other great benefits. Here are a couple of these heart-healthy reasons:  Fresh watermelon is certified by the American Heart Association’s Heart Checkmark program as being low in saturated fat and cholesterol.  Watermelon is the primary source of an amino acid called citrulline found in fruits and vegetables. Citrulline can help maintain blood flow within the heart and cardiovascular function.

Watermelon Cupcakes Yield: 8 servings 8 cupcake liners 8 cupcake shaped pieces of seedless watermelon 2 cups pineapple cream cheese frosting Sprinkles for garnish Place liners in 8-cup cupcake tin. Cut 3-inch-thick slices of seedless watermelon. Cut round cupcake-sized pieces from slices. Put watermelon cupcake in each liner. Place dollop of frosting on each cupcake. Decorate as desired with sprinkles.

Watermelon Petit Fours Yield: 12 servings

12 (3-inch) cubes of seedless watermelon 3/4 cup frosting 12 candied almonds Sugar in the Raw, for sprinkling Arrange watermelon cubes on serving platter. Place frosting in zipper bag and trim off bit of one bottom corner. Decoratively pipe frosting onto each watermelon cube. Place almond at top of frosting on each petit four. Sprinkle with raw sugar and serve immediately. Watermelon Cupcakes


La Prensa San Diego, Feb 7, 2014 issue