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‘Borrando’ la Frontera en Tres Ciudades

Promueven Educación Financiera Para Mexicanos en EE.UU. POR ALEXANDRA MENDOZA

California Increases Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour BY ALEXANDRA MENDOZA

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a historic bill that will gradually increase minimum wage until it reaches $15.00 an hour. This will make California the first U.S. state to commit to such wage increase, benefitting more than 2 million workers throughout the state, including close to 300,000 San Diego County residents. “It is about economic justice, about the people,” stated the Governor after passing this initiative. “This is not the end of the fight, but it is a very important step forward.” The Governor also stated that California can assume this measure without affecting the State’s economy. On the contrary, legislators who supported this bill agree that giving workers more purchasing power will bolster the economy. Under Bill SB-3, submitted by Democratic Senator Mark Leno (San Francisco), minimum wage will increase from $10 to $10.50 starting in 2017 for business with more than 25

employees. There will be a dollar per year increase each subsequent year until minimum wage reaches $15 an hour in January, 2022. Small businesses with 25 or fewer employees will have one additional year to implement the increase. Once the bill is fully implemented, a full-time worker’s wages would increase from $20,800 per year to $31,200 per year. The bill is drafted so that it will go hand in hand with the state’s economic growth, including a series of “locks” that would halt the wage increase should an economic crisis or budget issues arise. The Governor will have the ability to delay each year’s increase until September 1 during times of economic slowdown. In spite of the State’s minimum wage increase bill having already been passed, Councilmember Todd Gloria’s local bill will remain in the June 7 ballot, as it also includes other benefits for workers, such as five paid sick days per year. The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, on CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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na Teresa Fernández es una gran artista, pero hace poco, también se le acusó de terrorista, aunque su única “arma” fuera la pintura. Sus obras en la valla fronteriza entre San Diego y Playas de Tijuana, han llamado la atención internacional. Con el pasar de los años, Fernández se dió cuenta que entre las olas y las barreras oxidadas de la frontera, los pilares de hierro se habían convertido en parte del panorama, que divide a México y a los Estados Unidos. Para bien o para mal, ya eran parte de la playa, Fernández quiso cambiar el escenario y eventualmente lo logró. Decidió pintar parte de la barda que divide un país del otro; analizó el color del cielo, y con fotografías en mano, compró galones de pintura para camuflar la frontera con los tonos azulejos del cielo. Ese proyecto lo llevó a cabo en el 2011, tuvo tanto éxito, que decidió hacer lo mismo en Nogales en el 2015. Ahora Fernández se está preparando para la tercera ronda, el sábado 9 de abril, va a ‘borrar’ la frontera en Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, varios activistas y artistas la acompañarán en la

frontera de Mexicali, y Agua Prieta, Sonora, donde también ‘borrarán’ la frontera. El evento será transmitido en vivo por medio de Twitter. “Quienes viven en la frontera, ven la barda fronteriza como un tema ya pasado”, explica Fernández. “Como artista, no forzamos a nadie a poner atención, por lo tanto se tiene que cambiar la estrategia, todo se hace de una manera muy pacífica, los llamados minutemen que patrullan la frontera tienen armas. “Yo sólo tengo pintura”. Fernández es originaria de Tampico, Tamaulipas, pero creció en San Diego. Como la mayoría de los residentes locales, llegó a ver la barda fronteriza simplemente como parte del entorno; un símbolo que existe, pero no respira, un objeto del que se habla, pero no responde. Irónicamente llegó a entender plenamente el mensaje que representa la frontera, cuando salió de San Diego y se mudó a la ciudad de San Francisco hace 15 años. “En San Francisco escuché muchas historias, de cómo la frontera había CONTINUA EN LA PAGINA 5

El Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME), promueve una serie de programas que connacionales pueden aprovechar para mejorar sus finanzas, emprender un negocio o conocer la forma más adecuada de enviar dinero a sus familiares. El marco de la sexta Semana de Educación Financiera, que se llevó a cabo en el Consulado de México en San Diego, permitió impulsar una serie de iniciativas realizadas tanto por el Gobierno Mexicano, como socios locales que buscan orientar a inmigrantes para manejo productivo de su presupuesto. “La comunidad nos ha manifestado que requiere mayor información, poder generar ahorros, rendimiento y hacer más productivos sus ingresos e incluso las remesas que le llegan a sus familias en México”, expresó a su visita a San Diego la directora del IME, Eunice Rendón. “Una de nuestras tareas principales es estar cerca de la comunidad, y ayudarles a insertarse de una mejor manera tanto en lo social como económico, en los lugares donde han decidido vivir” abundó. El año pasado, el monto de remesas enviadas a México fue de 25 mil millones de dólares, señaló la titular del organismo que se desprende de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores en México (SRE). Entre los proyectos que el Gobierno Mexicano promueve en Estados Unidos, se encuentra el Programa Future Boss (Jefe del Futuro), el cual apoya a jóvenes que desean emprender un nuevo CONTINUA EN LA PAGINA 5

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PEDRO VILLEGAS

EDUCATION, THE KEY FOR PEDRO VILLEGAS BY ANA GOMEZ

Getting ahead in life through education is the family motto for Pedro Villegas, Director of Regional Public Affairs and Community Relations for SDG&E. “Seeing how my mom and dad, both from very large families, got ahead through education without many resources was empowering,” said Villegas. CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

The Ballpark and the Barrio

BY MARIO A. CORTEZ

The 2016 San Diego Padres season has finally begun and fans from all over San Diego County, as well as Tijuana and Los Angeles, have come out to watch the friars take on the Dodgers in the first home series of the season. Barrio Logan, one of San Diego’s historically marginalized communities, lies about a mile from the Padres’ $410 million structure, which will be hosting Major League Baseball’s 2016 edition of the All Star Game, as well as 81

home games. Despite the proximity to the stadium, there is hardly any sign of business increase for the neighborhood’s businesses and restaurants. Two hours shy of 2016’s first “play ball” shout, Robert Blake, a Point Loma resident, stopped by Las Cuatro Milpas, one of Barrio Logan’s most traditional eateries for lunch. “The food at this place is great and is as authentic as Mexican food gets,” Blake said. “I honestly CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

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OUT AROUND TOWN COX RATS ON HIMSELF County Supervisor Greg Cox turned himself in on a campaign violation as soon as he realized he had a conflict of interest. The issue involves a vote he cast in his role as a member of the California Coastal Commission, a post he was appointed to by then-Assembly Speaker John Perez. Cox voted on the approval of an expansion at SeaWorld but he didn’t realize at the time that his wife, former Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox, held 500 shares of SeaWorld’s parent company stock in her IRA. The State’s Fair Political Practices Commission will most likely fine Cox $3,000 for the violation. The FPPC usually investigates complaints filed against politicians, not reports filed by the subject of the complaint himself. Cox has taken responsibility for the violation and offered to pay the fine out of personal funds. Nice surprise to see a politician take the lead in enforcing the law, even against himself. CHICANO PARK TURNS 46 Saturday, April 23rd, will mark the 46th Chicano Park celebration in Barrio Logan. The Park will host music, dancers, food and craft vendors, and custom low riders on display. First opened in 1970, Chicano Park is now listed on the California Register of Historic Resources and the National Register of Historic Places. The Park has been recognized as a major public art location for its iconic murals celebrating the past and continuing struggle of the Mexican and Chicano cultures. CalTrans designers took extraordinary steps to preserve the original murals when earthquake retrofitting improvements were made to the support structures of the freeway and Coronado Bridge. This year’s celebration theme is “Empowering Our Youth, Ensuring Our Traditions Live On”. Make sure to visit La Prensa San Diego’s booth at the celebration. NORTH COUNTY LIKES TRANSIT The cities of Escondido and Oceanside are the most recent in San Diego County to support the “complete streets” concept that includes pedestrians, bikes, and buses as well as cars in designing local streets. In Encinitas, the City Council voted 3-2 have its Traffic and Public Safety Commission draft its citywide plan. On the other side of North County, Oceanside has already received negative public input to its plan to reduce street lanes to accommodate bike lanes, bus lanes, and pedestrian cross walks that many claim will slow traffic and add congestion when the plan is aimed at reducing both. A report released by the Complete Streets Task Force estimated that there are 1092 miles of local streets that may be good candidates for “complete streets” treatment. POLS DON’T LIKE CONVADIUM The two top candidates for San Diego City Council District 3, which includes the East Village area of Downtown, don’t like the Chargers’ recently released plan for a downtown stadium and convention center expansion. Both Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward think a downtown stadium would limit better development of the last underdeveloped area of downtown. And both are opposed to public funding for any stadium. The two most prominent plans being floated include a downtown stadium near Petco Park with some sort of public funding through increased hotel room taxes and potentially direct funding in the form of public bonds. Maybe it’s just campaign positioning, but it comes at the same time that voters will be asked to support one or two ballot initiatives on the stadium issue. For now, the two competing plans released by the Chargers and the other by a group including developers and lawyers continue to work to build political and public support.

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onald Trump’s naked attacks on Latinos, Muslims, women, gays, and other minority groups may come back to bite him in the end, setting up one of the most ironic political paybacks of all time. Since the launch of his campaign for President, Trump has declared war on just about every group except right-wing, conservative, angry white male voters. He’s called for building a “huge” wall along the entire US-Mexico border from San Diego to the Gulf in Texas to keep Mexicans out. He’s called for banning all Muslims from entering the country for fear they may be terrorists. He’s called for punishing woman that get abortions, then back peddled, then doubled down again. He’s even called for trying to round up and deport all undocumented immigrants, a plan that is so unworkable even Republicans think it’s crazy. Trump’s political calculus has been that his tough-on-everyone stance would gain him more votes from angry white men than he would lose among low-voting moderates and liberals. That plan also assumed that the nomination race would be over by the time California’s primary came around on June 7th. For the most part, that strategy would have worked had Trump not faced such a determined group of opponents in

this long primary season. In most past elections, California has not played a role in deciding party nominations because our election is so late in the primary schedule. Although our state has the most delegates at 172, we have usually not been in play in the race for the nomination. But this year, given the chaotic Republican primary race between Trump and all the anti-Trump forces trying to stop him, it looks like no candidate will earn the magic 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination outright. With the state primary elections still left before June 7th experts predict Trump would need to score a strong election outcome in California to avoid a brokered convention where he could lose the nomination to another candidate. So that puts California in the unusual position of being the make-or-break primary for Trump. The largest state with the most diverse voters will have a chance to decide the outcome of the Republican nomination. Trump’s problem may be that California has a history of turning back extreme candidates in recent election. In 1998, the state elected moderate Gray Davis as Governor over then–Attorney General Dan Lungren by nearly 20%, considered a landslide by statewide standards. More recently, Meg Whitman lost her campaign for Governor when she seemed too focused on illegal

immigration and, hypocritically, had an undocumented housekeeper for over 20 years, but fired her right before the campaign. Our state also has turned down rich, first-time candidates in favor of experienced politicians. Wealthy businessman Al Checchi lost his primary campaign for Governor in 1998 to Gray Davis; former HP CEO Carly Fiorina lost in her race for US Senate in 2012 to Barbara Boxer; and Neal Kashkari lost to Jerry Brown in the 2014 Governor’s race. The notable exception, of course, was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s election as Governor in 2003, but he started with sky-high favorable ratings before crashing back to Earth during his 7 years as the Governator. States have differing methods of allocating delegates to the candidates. In California, our 172 delegates are awarded in two groups: 3 delegates awarded to the highest voter getter per Congressional district, totaling 159 delegates; and 13 statewide delegates awarded to the candidate that gets the most votes in the state overall. That means votes will matter on a local level, as well as statewide. California has pockets of voters similar to the ones that have buoyed Trump’s campaign in the South and Midwest but, overall, our state is much more moderate and supportive of equal rights, reproductive rights, and inclusionary

polices. Those do not match up well with Trump’s positions. San Diego County has five congressional districts, three represented by Democrats in Juan Vargas, Susan Davis, and Scott Peters. The two other districts are represented by Republicans Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter. Only Hunter has publicly endorsed Trump. In other parts of the State, Orange County and the Central Valley may be in play for Trump, but Los Angeles and San Francisco will prove to be very difficult for him to win over. This election will be important for many local issues but, for once in a long time, California may play an important role in the national election. For the first time in a generation, our State will matter as much or more as the early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire. Maybe after this campaign cycle, the election rules will be changed to move our primary sooner in the process and allow our large and diverse state to help shape the country’s presidential elections. For now, Californians may put the brakes on Trump’s momentum and deny him the nomination he largely built on hate, division, and rhetoric. California may be a huge wall blocking Trump from the White House. What an ironic twist of fate for the once seemingly unbeatable Trump.

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California Aumenta el Salario Mínimo a 15 dólares Por Hora

POR ALEXANDRA MENDOZA

El Gobernador de California, Jerry Brown firmó una histórica ley, que aumentará el salario mínimo de manera gradual hasta llegar a los 15 dólares por hora. De esta manera, California se convierte en el primer estado del país en comprometerse a este tipo de aumento salarial, que beneficiará a más de dos millones de traba-

jadores en el estado, incluyendo cerca de 300 mil que viven en el Condado de San Diego. “Esto se trata de justicia económica, se trata de las personas”, expresó el gobernador tras aprobar esta iniciativa. “No es el final de la lucha, pero sí es un paso muy importante hacia adelante”. El Gobernador señala que California, considerada la octava economía más grande del mundo,

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puede asumir esta medida sin afectar la economía del estado. Por el contrario, legisladores en favor de esta ley coinciden que el brindar mayor poder adquisitivo a trabajadores, conllevará a un mayor impulso a la economía. Bajo la ley SB-3 del senador demócrata Mark Leno (San Francisco), el salario mínimo aumentará de 10 a 10.50 dólares por hora, a partir de 2017 para aquellos negocios con 26 o más trabajadores. Posteriormente, habrá un aumento de un dólar cada año, hasta llegar a los 15 dólares por hora en enero de 2022. Pequeños negocios con 25 o menos empleados, tendrán un año adicional (empezando en 2018) para adaptarse a este cambio, detalla la ley. De esta manera, los ingresos anuales de un trabajador de tiempo completo aumentarían de 20 mil 800 dólares a, 31 mil 200 dólares al año. La propuesta plantea ir de la mano con el crecimiento económico del estado, a la par de contar con

una especie de “candados”, que permitirían frenar el incremento salarial de presentarse una crisis económica o problemas de presupuesto. El gobernador tendrá hasta el 1 de septiembre de cada año, para demorar los aumentos en épocas de desaceleración económica. Pese a que el estado ya ha aprobado este incremento salarial, la propuesta local del regidor Todd Gloria, todavía estará incluida en la boleta electoral del 7 de junio, ya que incluye otros beneficios para trabajadores, como cinco días pagados de enfermedad al año. Por su parte, la Cámara de Comercio Regional de San Diego, mostró su inconformidad con el aumento al salario mínimo al considerar que éste afectará a pequeños negocios. En un comunicado, el presidente de dicho organismo y ex alcalde de la ciudad, Jerry Sanders, expresó que este aumento derivará en pérdidas de empleo, ya que algunos negocios se verán forzados a reducir su personal. El Director de la Cámara de Comercio, señaló que todavía hay negocios que luchan para adaptarse al incremento de 10 dólares por hora, que entró en vigor a principios de este año.

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Promoting Financial Education for Mexican Citizens Residing in the U.S. BY ALEXANDRA MENDOZA

The Institute for Mexicans Abroad (Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior, or IME), promotes a series of programs that Mexican citizens can take advantage of to improve their finances, start a business, or learn the best ways to send money to their families in Mexico. The Sixth Financial Education Week, hosted by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego, presented a series of initiatives offered by both Mexican

Government agencies and local partners to inform migrants on how to better manage their finances. “The community has let us know that they need more information on how to generate savings, make their money last longer and be more productive, as well as the remittances they send to their families in Mexico,” said IME Director Eunice Rendon During her visit to San Diego. “One of our main goals is to be CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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‘Erasing’ the Border in Three Cities

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Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. Community members will simultaneously do the same in the Mexicali border, and also in Agua Prieta, Sonora. The entire three hour project will be streamed live. “People who live along the border, see the border as old news,” says Fernandez. “As an artist, you don’t want to force people to look at something, so you have to change your approach. It’s all done in a very peaceful and non-aggressive manner. Minutemen and vigilantes have guns. All I have is paint.” flage the bars so they would blend with the Fernandez is originally from the Mexican sky’s hazy blue undertones. That was back in city of Tampico in Tamaulipas, but she grew up 2011. The project garnered so much attention, in San Diego. Like most locals, she saw the she decided to do the same in Nogales in 2015. border fence as part of daily life. So much so, Now, she’s getting ready for round three. On that with time she became desensitized to it. ‘’ Saturday April 9, she will “erase” the border T:11.5 in Ironically, the reality of the border came alive

na Teresa Fernandez has been called an artist many times, but not too long ago, she was also called a terrorist. Her only “weapon” though is paint. Her work gained international attention along the rusty iron border that divides San Diego from Playas de Tijuana. Over the years, she noticed that amid the clashing waves, the bars that divide the U.S and Mexico had somehow become part of the scenery. They stood out like a sore thumb, yet for better or worse, they were now part of the beach. Fernandez wanted to change that - and she did. The young artist decided to paint over the iron bars, one brush stroke at a time. She studied the color of the sky, went to Home Depot and bought gallons of paint to camou-

when she left San Diego and moved to San Francisco 15 years ago. “When I moved to Northern California, I heard so many stories about this journey,” says Fernandez. “When I was a kid, I would cross the border to visit relatives in Mexico, but when I got older I started to understand the dynamic. In San Francisco, I heard from waiters, students and domestic workers. That’s when the reality of the border hit home. It was eye opening and heartbreaking.” So Fernandez decided to go back to the San Diego border to “erase” a section of it. The optical illusion project was just as polarizing as the issue of immigration itself. Some welcomed her art, others were highly critical of it. In Arizona, those against it, called her a terrorist and a disgrace to the U.S. Still, she kept on painting to prove a simple point: “I just want to offer a different perspective,” she explains. The inspiration for this project was laid out years ago. From an early age, Fernandez was surrounded by activism. She would often participate in rallies and protests with her parents and grandparents. But sometimes, it felt like all the screaming and shouting fell onto deaf ears. Even more, it seemed like the protesters were yelling at one another, with little recognizable impact out on the ground. ‘Erasing’ the Border was a way to counteract that aggressive approach. To add on to the symbolism, Fernandez decided to wear a black dress and black stilettos as she painted over the fence. It is a way to honor the immigrants who lost their lives as they tried to make their way to the United States. “It’s about paying homage and about mourning or ‘luto’ as we say in Spanish,” explains Fernandez. “In Tijuana, I think my wardrobe actually prevented my arrest. Officials started questioning me, but they hesitated when they saw the way I was dressed. They looked at me as a lady, not a hoodlum.” The project is still triggering attention across the globe. From Al Jazeera Network to Sky News in Italy, Fernandez has been CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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ou can certainly smell spring in the air! Get out there this weekend and enjoy an array of outdoor events that include a lot of fun for the kids, good laughs for the parents and a few sips of vino as you enjoy a nice flower show or botanical art-fest during the day and wind down your evening by treating yourself to a ballet show or an independent film. If your thing is hanging out with your BFF pup - then so be it! Take your dog out to the Del Mar Fairgrounds and sign up for a varying list of contests that include the ugliest dog and dog and owner look-alikes. Have a great weekend taking advantage of many of these free events.

FOR THE KIDS

Make Friends at the ScholarShare’s Toddler Time: Friday, April 8 from 10-11 a.m. Celebrate Earth Month with a garden harvest! Make friends by singing and dancing and exploring our garden.

FESTIVALS

Earth Month Garden Workshop: Saturday, April 9 from 3 - 4 p.m. Take a trip outside and see what’s growing in our organic garden! Learn how to care for growing plants and vegetables, discover the world of butterflies and bugs and participate in colorful garden art activities and games. www.thinkplaycreate.org

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San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest: Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. A delightful combination of a Fine Art Show, Quick Draw Contest, Art Demonstrations and Asian Art Show. The Fine Art Show will feature over 20 artists who will be showing and selling their work including sculptors, painters, glass artists, potters and gourd and fiber artists. Many of the artists will be providing interesting demonstrations of their craft. FREE with Paid Admission or Membership. 230 Quail Gardens Dr. Encinitas. www.sdbgarden.org

FOR THE KIDS

SHOWS

Stand Up Comedy with Al Madrigal: April 7-9 He is The Daily Show’s “Senior Latino Correspondent”. Madrigal’s stand-up comedy is story-based, centering on his personal life, family and the confusion caused by his multiethnic background (half-white and half-Mexican). His true-life tales have been featured on The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Kimmel. Get a good laugh and check him out at 818 B 6th Ave. $18 www.americancomedyco.com

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Tacos & Beer Tasting: Thursday, April 14 from 6p.m. - 8p.m. Enjoy tastings from several popular craft breweries, snack on a variety of delicious tacos from local taco shops and restaurants, explore exciting exhibits and revel in the fun atmosphere inside one of San Diego’s top museums. Museum of Man 1350 El Prado at Balboa Park. $20 -$30. www. museumofman.org/tacos-and-beer

FILM & ARTS

Embrace of the Serpent: April 8 - 12 Filmed in stunning black-and-white, SERPENT centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant. Now playing at the Media Arts Center 2921 El Cajon Blvd. For ticket information and movie times visit: www. digitalgym.org

21ST Annual Ugly Dog Contest: Sunday, April 10 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Got an ugly dog? Sign him up for this Sunday’s contest and he may very well carry all the characteristics to becoming the ugliest dog at the competition! However, if you think your pup is the cutest thing ever or that you two are one and the same in looks, there will also be contests for cutest dog, dog with the best tricks and the dog who looks like their owner and many more. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar. Info at: www.delmarfairgrounds.com

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: Thursday, April 14 from 7:30p.m. - 9p.m. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet combines rugged athleticism with liquid grace in a lively performance that will leave audiences breathless. With a pioneering spirit that rises from its dual home cities - nestled in the Rocky Mountains and Santa Fe - this spectacular ensemble effectively dissolves the divide between ballet and modern dance. Characterized by their European sensibility glossed with American ebullience, the company epitomizes the contemporary-classical genre. 340 N. Escondido Blvd. Escondido. $20 -$60 admission. www. artcenter.org

KPBS Kids Workshop: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Saturday, April 9 from 10:15 a.m. -12 p.m. Join San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum for the KPBS Kids Workshops featuring Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Workshop, which fosters discovery, cooperation and friendship. This is your opportunity to make new friends and leave a lasting art “print” on our community. Special visit by a costume character. 320 North Broadway Escondido www.sdcdm.org FREE with Paid Museum Admission.

5th Annual Healthy Living Festival: Saturday, April 9 (10 a.m. - 6p.m.) and Sunday, April 10 (10AM -5PM) Don’t miss San Diego’s largest health and fitness expo this weekend at the Del Mar Fairgrounds where you can learn more about eating healthier, finding a healthy weight, getting into healthy activities and keeping a healthier home. You’ll have the option to choose from thirty free workshops, seminars and cooking demos, get free medical testing from Sharp HealthCare, join yoga and Qigong classes, belly dancing and Zumba shows and much more.

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San Diego Earth Fair: Sunday, April 17 Prep up for Earth Day at Balboa Park, this IS the largest environmental fair in the world with over 60K visitors. www.earthdayweb.org The Annual Coronado Flower Show: April 16 -17 This is the largest tented flower show in the nation with a wine and beer garden as an added bonus to the show. The perfect spring event. www.coronadoflowershow.com Celebrate Culture and Community: Sat. April 16 The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum will be presenting the Escondido Roots Series celebrating the city’s Mexican heritage. www.sdcdm.org

CHULA VISTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MIXER APRIL 14, 2016 JOIN US!! Mix, Mingle, Network and meet your future business partners. DATE: Thursday April 14, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. LOCATION: Savoie Eatery 2015 Birch Road Suite 720, Otay Ranch Town Center COST: Member $10, non-member $20 PLEASE RSVP: 619-420-6603 OR INFO@CHULAVISTACHAMBER.ORG

Sycuan Casino recently announced an exciting new level of partnership with the San Diego Padres. Coinciding with their home opener, the casino rolled out a Padres version of its Club Sycuan membership card, a first of its kind program for Major League Baseball. The card, available to all sports fans and casino patrons alike, will allow guests to enjoy exclusive Padres benefits like 10% off future individual game tickets as well as opportunities to win fun VIP experiences and items like batting practice or playing catch on the field, a pre-game tour of Petco Park, VIP game seats and autographed Padres memorabilia. Sycuan Casino’s general manager, John Dinius appeared on Fox Sports San Diego’s pre-game show this week to help announce the new membership card. “We’re really excited about this extension of our partnership with the San Diego Padres,” said Dinius to Fox Sport San Diego’s Mike Pomeranz. “We have some special discounts and great opportunities for special events and promotions which includes batting practice with some of the players and even a potential to experience one of the games in the owner’s suite. [The card has] some great benefits and it’s the first in MLB history so we’re very proud of this.” Guests over the age of 18 interested in receiving a free membership can simply visit the Club Sycuan guest service desk at Sycuan Casino, present a valid ID and mention the Padres card. The membership also allows guests to earn casino benefits and rewards based on their slot, table game, poker or bingo play. Guests can earn dining and gift shop discounts, FREEplay offers, invitations to VIP events and more. For additional information about the Padres Club Sycuan card or Sycuan Casino, visit Sycuan.com. About Sycuan Casino Sycuan Casino began as a humble Bingo Palace back in 1983. Now, 32 years later it has become a community landmark. Undergoing a massive renovation in 2012, Sycuan now features 2,000 exciting reel and video slot machines, more than 40 gaming tables, poker, bingo and a variety of restaurants to choose from. Non-smokers will also enjoy over 800 slots and table games in the comfort of San Diego’s first and largest fully-enclosed non-smoking room – complete with its own separate entrance and Paipa’s Surf & Turf buffet. The GameDay Sports Bar & Grill has 39 wide-screen TVs, including 5 90-inch TVs, bar-top slot machines, a stadium sized menu, over 30 beers on tap, the Party Pit complete with three blackjack tables, an extensive collection of sports memorabilia – and a high-energy atmosphere. Sycuan’s intimate 457-seat entertainment venue, Sycuan Live & Up Close, features national musical acts and comedians year-round. Open 24 hours daily.


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“When they got to a goal, they went far beyond it, all through education.” Villegas was born in Texas while his dad was earning his master’s degree in veterinary medicine. Shortly after his father finished his degree, Pedro and his parents moved to Colombia, his parents’ country of origin. “My dad is a world famous chicken doctor from the coffee growing region in the mountains of Colombia,” he said. Pedro’s father eventually got a job opportunity as a professor at the University of Georgia, where he also got a PhD. Pedro moved with his family to Georgia permanently, although he still traveled to Colombia in the summers. “I was raised in Athens, Georgia, and it was a great experience because it was a college town. It is a good town in a good country, where there are families like mine from all over the world,” Villegas said. It was through soccer that Villegas socialized with other kids from different backgrounds - Koreans, Brazilians, Venezuelans, African Americans, two brothers from Wisconsin, two Mormon brothers, and many other kids from families from the South and diverse places in the United States. “Soccer was what united all of us who were not from the South with those who were,” he said. The environment and economics were interests of Villegas since he was young, and that helped him choose a career path. “I didn’t say that I wanted to be an astronaut or a policeman, but I knew what I was generally interested in. I liked international things,” he said. At the age of 20, Villegas graduated from University of Notre Dame in Government and International Relations in three years and began working with economists and scientists from the University of Georgia. He worked on different projects – one to quantify the value of different recreation activities in national parks and another to analyze the atmospheric emissions from different types of fertilizers. Villegas continued his studies at the University of Pittsburgh and transferred to the University of California, San Diego in 1995, where he earned a master’s degree from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies while working at the Center of U.S.-Mexican Studies. That job, under immigration expert Wayne Cornelius, and a Foreign Language and Area Studies grant from the Center of Iberian and Latin American Studies helped pay for his degree. “I studied something called ‘International Political Economy’ in Latin American countries,” he said. “It helped me understand why things that make economic sense may not translate to politics. It helped me to understand politics a little better,” he said. In 1997, Villegas moved to Los Angeles to work for the nonprofit Pacific Council on International Policy for a year before moving to Sacramento for a job at the California State Assembly. Villegas was the committee consultant to the Assembly Committee on Jobs, the Economy, and Economic Development and also staffed the Assembly Select

Committee on CaliforniaMexico Affairs. He went on to serve as Deputy Director of the Speaker’s Office of International Relations and Protocol for California, under two consecutive Assemble Speakers, Bob Hertzberg and Herb Wesson. “Every day you have the opportunity to help, and participating in the legislative process, to make good ideas become a reality, that’s a good experience. But most of all, the experience of talking to 10 to 20 diverse groups every day that have an interest in a legislative decision, and finding a way to sift through them and balance those interests in a way that represents the public interest, the people’s interest, that was a great and rewarding challenge,” he said. Villegas received the opportunity to work for Sempra Energy as a Government Affairs Manager in 2003. He worked in several Western states. “I went to lots of states that I had not visited before and where I knew no one. I met lots of really interesting people. The thing about being a Colombian raised in a small town in Georgia in the 70’s and 80’s is that you learn to listen, understand, and talk to many different people in a respectful manner. In 2007, Villegas became Manager of Regulatory Relations for SDG&E and the Southern California Gas Company. He moved to San Francisco to help represent these two companies on energy efficiency, natural gas, and customer issues at the California Public Utilities Commission. “What I liked the most about this job was participating in a process where many, many perspectives on energy and environment are presented to the Commission, so that they can make a balanced decision that represents the public interest,” he said. Villegas returned to San Diego in 2011 to marry his fiancée at the time, Susana Villegas, a communications professional from Mexico City and former San Diego City Council staffer. He became a parent to then 11-year-old son, Sammy, and started a new job as Director of Community Relations for SDG&E. “All that happened within a month,” he said. As Director of Community Relations for SDG&E, Villegas helps non-profit organizations meet their goals, like teaching kids about environmental stewardship, helping communities prepare for emergencies, or inspiring kids to learn science, technology, engineering, and math. Last year, $8 million was granted by SDG&E to 600 different non-profits. “Non-profits are built to do some things better than other types of organizations. It’s a real privilege to support the work of the nonprofit sector.” In June 2015, Villegas added Director of Regional Public Affairs for SDG&E to his resume. He is responsible for the company’s relations with local governments in the County of San Diego. “What I like the most about my job is the opportunity to meet lots of people, understand and appreciate their points of view, learn from them, and help them meet their goals,” he said. Villegas also serves on the board of directors of the National Conflict Resolution Center, Grid Alternatives, and Rise San Diego.

April is Organ Donation Month BY ESTEPHANIA BAEZ

In the United States, there are over 123,000 people on the organ waiting list, and Californians make up an estimated 20 percent of that list. In California there are two ways to become a registered organ donor. “For those of us who are interested in being donors, there are two ways to sign up. The first is through the DMV while getting your Driver’s License, all you have to do is to check the little box that says ‘I want to be a donor.’ The second is donatelifecalifornia.org, where you can sign up online to be a living donor. You can also contact the Transplant Center at Rady Children’s Hospital, Scripps health centers and UCSD Hospital,” stated Transplant Coordinator Gina Mautz. Once a person has become a donor in California, they and the potential recipient must undergo a pretty extensive clinical process to ensure that there will not be any issues or long-term

complications for the recipient once they have received the organ. “Once they are referred, we do a very thorough evaluation. We check our patients from head to toe. We want to know everything that is going on with the patient in order to determine whether a transplant is a good option for them. For example, in the case of heart transplants, sometimes there are other alternatives, such as an artificial heart, or dialysis for kidney patients, so there are several options,” added Mautz. In California, about 40 percent of patients waiting for an organ are Latino; however, only 13 percent of Latinos are donors. The main reason for this gap is lack of education on the matter amongst this ethnic group. Kidneys top the list, with over 100,000 people on the waiting list. Last year alone, more than 80 kidney transplants were performed in San Diego. Other sought-after organs include hearts, lungs, livers, pancreases, and

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cambiado la vida de muchas personas”, cuenta Fernández. “De niña, cruzaba la frontera para visitar a familiares en México, pero ya de grande empecé a entender la dinámica. En San Francisco, algunos meseros, estudiantes y trabajadoras domésticas me compartieron sus anécdotas, fue entonces que la realidad de la frontera me llegó, fue algo sorprendente y también doloroso”. Por lo que, Fernández decidió regresar a San Diego para ‘borrar’ una franja de la frontera, y crear una ilusión óptica que parece desaparecer las barras divisorias. La idea fué igual de controversial que el tema de inmigración, hay quienes le dieron la bienvenida a su obra, pero también quienes la criticaron fuertemente, en Nogales, Arizona le gritaban ‘terrorista”, mientras pintaba la barda, pero como artista, Fernández dice que sólo buscaba proyectar una perspectiva diferente sobre la frontera. La inspiración de su obra se remonta años atrás. De niña, Fernández creció con una familia muy activa en el panorama social y político, participó en manifestaciones, junto a sus padres y abuelos, pero en ocasiones parecía que todo el ruido y todos los gritos daban poco resultado, Incluso, entre el caos y el ruido llegaba un punto, donde los manifestantes parecían gritarse entre ellos mismos, de cierta manera, el proyecto de ‘Borrar” la Frontera, presenta una alternativa a esa táctica agresiva. Como parte del simbolismo, Fernández decidió ponerse un vestido negro y tacones mientras pintaba el muro fronterizo. Un símbolo para rendirle honor a los inmigrantes, que murieron mientras intentaban llegar a los Estados Unidos. “Se trata de rendirle homenaje a estas personas, y estar de luto junto con ellas”, explica Fernández, “en Playas de Tijuana, yo creo que mi ropa impidió mi arresto, cuando los oficiales comenzaron a cuestionarme, creo se detuvieron, porque observaron como estaba vestida, y no cuadraba como delincuente”. Sus obras aún están dando de qué hablar a nivel interna-

intestines. April is Organ Donor Awareness Month, so several events will be held in San Diego County to promote becoming a donor. With thousands of transplants performed over the past 20 years, Southern California’s donor programs are considered the most successful in the United States. “It is good to have these campaigns. By celebrating donors and their families, we open the door for others to get educated and learn about organ donation. We hope that the number of donors

will grow at all of our centers, and particularly here in San Diego,” expressed Ms. Mack. The wait for someone seeking a donor is approximately six months. Once they have one, a series of studies needs to be done to ascertain if the patient would make a good recipient. “What we do is to do an in-depth evaluation before putting a patient on the waiting list, including tests, ultrasounds, a heart catheter, blood tests, and we talk to the family constantly. And if

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interviewed by countless media outlets, giving her work and her message an international platform. The project has also inspired other artists to carry out their own artwork along the border area. Given the current political climate in the country, the issue of immigration is now more relevant than ever, especially in border towns. “With presidential primaries in full swing and with so much political rhetoric about immigration and building a wall, I think the message is, ‘It’s time to discuss this,’” says Fernandez. “We shouldn’t have waited for people with extreme views to bring it to our attention. I’m not publicizing one political party over another. All I’m saying is, ‘let’s engage in a different point of view. Let’s look at other possibilities.’” As an instructor at the San Francisco Art Institute, Fernandez has taken part in many performance art projects along the border. But there was something invitingly raw about ‘Erasing the Border, ‘ she says. There was no script, no set, no lights. Just the reality of a rusty border fence, set up along two neighboring countries and under one sky. “As a political artist you don’t want to hit people over the head to get your message across,” she explains. “But you want to help them perceive something old in a new way.” The upcoming “Erasing the Border” project in Ciudad Juarez, Mexicali and Agua Prieta, Sonora will be shown through Twitter’s live streaming app, Periscope. The event will kick off on Saturday April 9th from 9:00a.m to noon. The Twitter handle is @Borderarte

negocio. Esta competencia que se llevará a cabo del 11 al 15 de abril, consiste en que estudiantes presenten sus proyectos de trabajo y objetivos, para de esta manera irse adentrando al competitivo mundo de los negocios, y tener la oportunidad de ganar becas educativas. “Este es el tipo de programas que pueden hacer una diferencia en la vida de las personas y sus familias”, comentó Ron Morrison, Alcalde de National City y Cofundador del Programa Future Boss. Stephanie Téllez participó en el programa hace tres años, y hoy trabaja para la compañía San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). “Este programa me llevó hasta donde hoy en día, estoy profesionalmente”, reconoce la joven. Otro de los programas impulsados por el Gobierno Mexicano es el “3x1 para Migrantes”, una iniciativa bajo la cual, inmigrantes que viven fuera de su país pueden invertir en acciones y obras sociales que contribuyan al desarrollo de sus comunidades de origen. Tal y como su nombre lo indica, por cada dólar que el connacional invierta en este proyecto, los tres niveles de gobierno (Federal, Estatal y Municipal) aportarán uno más. “Clubes de inmigrantes de este lado pueden proporcionar recursos, y por cada dólar que ellos dan, se generan tres dólares por cada uno de los niveles de gobierno”, explicó la titular del IME. La Semana de Educación Financiera busca educar a connacionales, y ayudarlos a familiarizarse con el sistema estadounidense. Entre los socios locales que participaron en este esfuerzo, se encuentra el grupo Alliance San Diego con el tema de “Acceso a Becas y Asistencia Financiera para Jóvenes Dreamers”, y Dreams for Change con apoyo para declaración de impuestos.

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cional, sus entrevistas han sido difundidas por Al Jazeera y Sky News, Italia, entre otros medios, lo cual le da una plataforma global a su arte y a su mensaje. Otros artistas, inspirados por la iniciativa de Fernández, también han desarrollado sus propias obras en la zona fronteriza, dado el clima político tan intenso que se vive en las primarias presidenciales, el tema de la inmigración es más latente que nunca, sobre todo en ciudades fronterizas. “Los políticos usan mucha retórica cuando se habla de la inmigración, y del muro fronterizo”, explica Fernández. “El mensaje principal de todo esto, es que ya es necesario que se hable del tema. No debemos esperar a que extremistas saquen a relucir el tema, yo no estoy aquí para promover a un partido político u otro, es un proyecto para darle un enfoque, desde otro punto de vista”. Como maestra en el San Francisco Art Institute, Fernández, de 35 años de edad, ha sido parte del elenco en varias obras teatrales, a lo largo de la frontera. Pero ‘Borrando la Frontera’ promete ser algo diferente desde un principio, no existía un guión, ni luces, ni escenario. Sólo la realidad de una barda fronteriza, rígida y oxidada que divide a dos países bajo un mismo cielo. “Como artista que habla de política, no quiero agredir a la gente, para llamar su atención”, explica Fernández. “La meta es ayudar a ver situaciones del pasado, desde una perspectiva nueva”. La próxima edición de “Borrando la Frontera” se llevará a cabo en las ciudades de Ciudad Juárez, Mexicali y Agua Prieta, Sonora, será transmitido en vivo por medio de Twitter, el sábado 9 de abril, de 9:00a.m a 12.00, bajo el hashtag @Borderarte. Qué: Borrando la Frontera, en vivo Quién: Artista Local, Ana Teresa Fernández Dónde: Ciudad Juárez, Mexicali y Agua Prieta, Sonora Cuándo: sábado 9 de abril, de 9:00am a 12:00 Cómo: Streaming en Vivo por Twitter @Borderarte

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the other hand, feels that the minimum wage increase will impact small businesses. Chamber Chair and former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders stated in a press release that the increase will lead to losing jobs, since some businesses will be forced to make staff cuts, adding that there are businesses that are still struggling to adapt to the increase to $10/hr. which went into effect at the start of this year.

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Abril, Mes de la Donación de Órganos POR ESTEPHANIA BAEZ

En Estados Unidos hay más de 123 mil personas a la espera de un órgano, y es el riñón el que ocupa el primer lugar en cuanto a la demanda, se estima que el 20% de los pacientes residen en California. Para convertirse en donante existen dos maneras de hacerlo. ‘Para la comunidad que estamos interesados en ser donantes, hay dos formas de inscribirnos, la primera es cuando tramitamos la licencia en el Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados, y nos dirigimos a la caja

pequeña con la leyenda “quiero ser donante” y marcamos, la segunda es ingresar a la página www. donevidacalifornia.com, o ponerse en contacto directo con Radys Children, Scripps y UCSD, y contactar al centro de trasplante”. Destacó Gina Mautz, Coordinadora de Trasplantes. Una vez que una persona se convierte en donador en California, existe un proceso clínico bastante extenso por el que debe pasar, al igual de quien lo recibirá, esto con el objetivo de que una vez que el receptor obtenga el

órgano, no exista falla alguna, de la misma manera para que el donante no tenga complicaciones a largo plazo. “Una vez referidos se someten a una evaluación completa, checamos a nuestros pacientes de pies a cabeza, queremos saber todo lo que está pasando con el paciente, para determinar si el trasplante es una buena opción para el paciente, como por ejemplo con el trasplante de corazón. Existen otros tipos de terapia, tales como corazones artificiales, y para pacientes con insuficiencia

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renal, la diálisis, tenemos varias opciones”. Agregó Gina Mautz, Coordinadora de Trasplantes. En el Estado de California, el 40% de los pacientes que están a la espera de un órgano son latinos, sin embargo únicamente el 13% de los donantes pertenecen a este sector, estudios revelan que se debe a la falta de educación, en este sector de la comunidad. Es el riñón el que ocupa el primer lugar de demanda, son más de 100 mil personas a la espera de uno, tan solo el año pasado se llevaron a cabo más de 80 trasplantes

de riñón en San Diego. Otros órganos que también están en la lista, es el corazón, los pulmones, hígado, páncreas, intestinos, riñones, entre otros tejidos. Abril es el mes de la concientización de donación

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Demuestra Juventud Bajacaliforniana sus Valores en Encuentro Anual de Talentos POR PACO ZAVALA

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Mujeres en Pandillas POR ESTEPHANIA BAEZ

Defienden su terreno con su vida y pelean por ganarse el respeto de todos. Son las pandillas ubicadas en el Condado de San Diego, más de 200 distribuidas en distintos lugares, la mayoría de ellos jóvenes y adultos de todas las edades, pero en los últimos años son las mujeres quienes se han integrado a estas bandas delictivas. “Están desequilibradas, hablan solas, van por el callejón gritando, se sientan ahí, o tienen un colchón y se duermen, entre ellas se pelean, la droga que consumen las vuelve locas”. Destacó Iván Rodríguez, un miembro de la Pandilla los “Orsos” ubicada en el Barrio Logan, asegura que cada vez son más mujeres las que se integran a su banda, sin embargo, afirma que son más violentas que hasta los propios hombres. Las mujeres operan de distinta manera, su rol es punto clave dentro de la banda. El 70% de ellas son amenazadas en las calles y obligadas a prostituirse, el 30% restante son las llamadas proxenetas, quienes realizan la búsqueda constante de jovencitas para venderlas, también fungen como mensajeras. “Basada en información que tenemos en el Condado de San Diego, nosotros calculamos que de

un 10 a un 15 por ciento, son las mujeres que se involucran en grupos pandilleros. Su trabajo ser mensajeras, y llevar dinero a los internos del penal, también se enrolan en la prostitución, y gran parte del problema que tenemos es sobre la trata de personas, ya cuando se involucran es demasiado tarde”. Destacó Jesse Navarro, Director de Relaciones Comunitarias de la Fiscalía del Condado de San Diego. Muchas pandillas sustituyen la venta ilícita de armas o drogas, por la prostitución de mujeres y jovencitas, víctimas de un negocio que resulta muy rentable, pero en muchas ocasiones puede llevarlas hasta la muerte. Una de las herramientas más poderosas para atraer a jovencitas es el internet, en donde las llamadas madrotas, las engañan prometiendo un futuro exitoso en el modelaje. La Fiscalía de San Diego, exhortó a los padres de familia, a ser más cuidadosos con los portales que sus hijos visitan, ya que pueden aceptar una invitación hacia la muerte. El territorio es marcado con figuras en aerosol; el grafiti y el pandillerismo van de la mano, y es que la pintura se vuelve dañina en las manos de mujeres que pertenecen a las llamadas “gangas”, CONTINUA EN LA PAGINA 9

ucho se ha dicho, y mucho se dice de nuestra pujante, dinámica y trabajadora Ciudad de Tijuana, pero de una cosa estamos seguros, el arte y la cultura cada día, gracias a los esfuerzos que realizan los ciudadanos y las instituciones encargadas de apoyar, promover y dar resultados, son quienes tienen la última palabra en este rubro. Ejemplo de este esfuerzo, es el resultado del Segundo Encuentro Estatal de Teatro, Danza y Artes plásticas, realizado por jóvenes talento de Baja California. Con el fin de promover la capacitación de jóvenes talentosos en la región, el actual Gobierno del Estado, a través del Instituto de Cultura de Baja California (ICBC), en coordinación con la ahora nueva Secretaría de Cultura, unen esfuerzos y materializan el programa socio-cultural, único en México, denominado: ¨Talentos Artísticos, Valores del Instituto de Cultura de Baja California¨, quienes unidos realizaron un encuentro estatal con niños y jóvenes becarios de este programa. Dicha jornada se realizó a partir del pasado lunes 28, al jueves 31 de marzo, y se desarrolló este programa educativo en las instalaciones del CEART Tijuana, y en el Multiforo del ICBC. Este programa ha materializado resultados altamente positivos, que elevan la posición de la Ciudad de Tijuana en distintos escenarios de primer nivel en el mundo actual, resultados que se dan gracias a las enseñanzas y apoyo de sus maestros, y también al entusiasmo y colaboración de los padres de familia. El evento se presentó dividido en tres partes: 1, Segundo Encuentro Estatal de Teatro; 2, Segundo Encuentro Estatal de Danza, y se inauguró la exposición ¨Luz y Forma 2¨, incluyendo en la exposición trabajos de CONTINUA EN LA PAGINA 10

Ex Braceros en Los Ángeles Dan a Conocer Reciente Victoria Jurídica POR ABEL ASTORGA MORALES

La Alianza de Ex braceros del Norte, 1942/1964, una de las organizaciones que respaldó la demanda de amparo que apenas el pasado 29 de febrero benefició a 5,737 personas, realizará el día viernes 5 de Abril del presente año una Rueda de Prensa para dar a conocer los

pormenores sobre dicha victoria jurídica (a las 10:00 a.m., frente al Consulado Mexicano en Los Ángeles, CA - 2401 W. 6th St.- Los Ángeles, CA 90057). La invitación se realizó a medios de comunicación, organizaciones, luchadores/as sociales, y a la comunidad en general, con el objetivo de hablar en detalle sobre esta demanda histórica que

benefició a ex braceros de Los Ángeles, San Bernardino, Chino, Oxnard, Sta. Paula, Valle de Coachella, San Marcos, y Las Vegas, Nevada. Algunos de los pormenores sobre los que se ahondará, es como el día 29 de febrero de 2016, Paula María García Villegas Sánchez Cordero, juez Segunda de Distrito en Materia Administrativa en la Ciudad de México, procedió a

celebrar audiencia constitucional relativa al juicio de Amparo número 1558/2015 presentado el 1 de septiembre 2015, y falló en favor de los demandantes. El amparo fue interpuesto por el abogado Porfirio González Martínez y, cabe destacar que, aunque fueron 7,202 quienes demandaban, solo en 5,737 casos procedió el amparo. Aun así esto implica una

victoria para estos colectivos de ex migrantes, pues de obtenerse beneficio, más tarde otros grupos podrían seguir el mismo cause. En la resolución del amparo además, se demanda al Presidente de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, y al C. encargado de la Unidad de Enlace Federal y Coordinación con Entidades Federativas de la

Subsecretaria de Gobierno de la Secretaria de Gobernación y Encargado del Fideicomiso que Administrara el Fondo de Apoyo Social para Ex Trabajadores Mexicanos (que otorga 38 mil pesos a cada ex bracero o a sus beneficiarios). El veredicto de la juez es explícito y determinante, a los 5,737 ex migrantes, viudas CONTINUA EN LA PAGINA 10


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Pedro Villegas EDUCACIÓN ES EL LEMA DE LA FAMILIA VILLEGAS

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El superarse por medio de la educación es el lema en la familia de Pedro Villegas, Director de Relaciones Comunitarias y de Asuntos Gubernamentales Regionales de SDG&E. “Ver a mis padres sin recursos suficientes, y superarse a través de la educación, cuando lograban una meta, e inmediatamente otra, todo a base de la educación”, es algo que vi en mi familia desde la niñez, comentó Villegas. Villegas nació en Texas, pero al poco tiempo se mudó a Colombia con sus padres originarios de ese país, quienes se encontraban en Estados Unidos en el momento de su nacimiento, debido a que su padre estaba estudiando una maestría en el área de medicina zootecnista. “Mi papá es especialista en avicultura, en un pueblo cafetero en las montañas de Colombia”, dijo. El padre de Villegas obtuvo una oportunidad de empleo como maestro en la Universidad de Georgia, en donde cursó un doctorado, por lo que Pedro se mudó permanentemente con toda su familia a esa comunidad universitaria, aunque siguió pasando los veranos en Colombia. “A mi me criaron en Athens, Georgia, y fue una experiencia muy bonita, porque era una comunidad universitaria, así aprende uno, este país es un buen lugar donde hay familias de todo el mundo como la mía”, expresó. Fue el fútbol, lo que llevó a Villegas a socializar con niños de otras culturas, incluyendo coreanos, brasileños, venezolanos, afroamericanos, dos hermanos de Wisconsin, dos hermanos mormones y muchos otros niños de familias del sur y diversos lugares de los Estados Unidos. “Todos nos juntábamos, todos los que éramos de otras culturas, era una experiencia muy bonita, el fútbol nos unió a todos los que no éramos sureños”, comentó. El medio ambiente y la economía fueron los intereses de Villegas desde joven, comentó, y esto fue lo que le motivó a elegir una carrera universitaria. “Decir que yo quería ser un astronauta, o un policía... no, pero, sí sabía lo que me interesaba. Me gustaban los

asuntos internacionales”, expresó. Villegas se graduó en la Licenciatura de Relaciones Internacionales y Gobierno, en la Universidad de Notre Dame, en tan solo tres años, y empezó a trabajar con economistas y científicos en la Universidad de Georgia, así como en proyectos cuantificando el valor de las diferentes actividades recreativas en los parques nacionales, y analizando las emisiones atmosféricas, del uso de diferentes tipos de fertilizantes en el medio ambiente. Villegas siguió con sus estudios en la Universidad de Pittsburg, y luego se transfirió a la Universidad de California en San Diego en 1995, donde se graduó de un posgrado en Relaciones Internacionales y Estudios del Pacífico, lo que le ayudó a encontrar trabajo en el Centro de Estudios Estadounidenses-Mexicanos, de ese mismo plantel. Ese trabajo bajo la dirección de Wayne Cornelius, experto en inmigración, y una beca de Estudios de Lenguas Extranjeras del Centro de Estudios Ibéricos y Latinoamericanos, le ayudaron a pagar su maestría. “Estudié lo que se llama Economía Política Internacional de los Países Latinoamericanos”, dijo Villegas. “Eso me ayudó a tener un panorama sobre economía y política, lo cual me ayudó a entender la política mucho mejor” comentó. En 1997, Villegas acabó sus estudios de posgrado y se fue a Los Ángeles, California, en donde trabajó con una organización sin fines de lucro llamada, Concejo del Pacífico, en asuntos de política internacional, lo que le dio la experiencia necesaria para entrar a trabajar en la Legislatura de California. Villegas inició su trabajo en la Legislatura de California, como Asesor de Comité de Relaciones de Asuntos California-México, posteriormente se integró a el Comité de Trabajo y Desarrollo Económico, y más adelante como asesor a dos Presidentes consecutivos de la Asamblea, Robert Hertzberg y Herb Wesson, en el área de Protocolo y Relaciones Exteriores. “Todos los días tienes oportunidades de ayudar, y

participar en el proceso legislativo, de hacer tangibles ideas nuevas, eso es una gran satisfacción, pero más que nada, la experiencia de hablar con diez a veinte grupos diversos, que están interesados en las decisiones legislativas y encontrar un balance a los intereses en común, y del interés del pueblo” señaló Villegas. Villegas recibió la oportunidad de trabajar para la Empresa Sempra Energy, como Gerente de Asuntos Gubernamentales en 2003. Trabajó en varios estados de la costa oeste. “Conocí muchos estados y muchas personas interesantes, el hecho de haber sido un colombiano, criado en un pequeño pueblo en Georgia en los años 70 y 80, me enseñó a entender y hablar con diferentes personas, de una manera respetuosa”, expresó. En 2007 fue nombrado Gerente de Asuntos Regulatorios de San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E, por sus siglas en inglés), y Southern California Gas Company. Él se mudó a San Francisco, para representar a esas dos empresas en asuntos de eficiencia energética, gas natural, y del consumidor ante la Comisión de Servicios Públicos de California. “Lo que más me gustaba de ese trabajo, era participar en el proceso donde proyectos sobre energía y medio ambiente, se presentaban ante la comisión para tomar decisiones equitativas que representan el interés del público” . Señaló Villegas. Villegas regresó a San Diego, California en 2011, para casarse con la comunicóloga de la Ciudad de México, Susana Villegas, quien trabajaba para el Cabildo de San Diego. Villegas se convirtió en padre de Sammy, un niño de 11 años y comenzó con su nuevo puesto como Director de Relaciones Comunitarias de SDG&E. “Todo en un mes de haber llegado”, expresó. Como Director del Departamento de Relaciones Comunitarias de SDG&E, ayuda a que las organizaciones sin fines de lucro, cumplan con sus metas en la comunidad, como preparar a los residentes para las emergencias, educar a los niños sobre la salud ambiental, e inspirar a los niños para aprender sobre ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas. El año pasado SDG&E otorgó 8 millones de dólares a 600 organizaciones sin fines de lucro. “Las organizaciones no lucrativas tienen como propósito lograr las metas, que otros grupos no pueden, es un verdadero privilegio apoyar el trabajo de este sector”, señaló Villegas. Desde junio del 2015, Villegas suma otro cargo a su currículum, como Director de Asuntos Gubernamentales Regionales en SDG&E, con el que sirve como contacto para oficiales electos. “Lo que más me gusta de ambos puestos, es la oportunidad de conocer mucha gente, de entender su punto de vista, de apreciar su punto de vista, y ayudarles a lograr sus metas de parte de la empresa” subrayó. Villegas también forma parte de la mesa directiva de diferentes organizaciones sin fines de lucro, tales como, El Centro Nacional de Resolución de Conflictos, Grid Alternatives y Rise San Diego.

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DEPORTES PÁSAME LA VERDE

Los Padres de los 100 Millones de Dólares ESA ES LA CANTIDAD QUE EL EQUIPO DE SAN DIEGO GASTARÁ ESTA TEMPORADA EN SUELDOS, PERO ESO NO LE GARANTIZA UNA BUENA TEMPORADA. El pitcher James Shields, es el jugador mejor pagado de los Padres de San Diego, con un sueldo de 21 millones de dólares anuales. Foto/Internet

POR LEÓN BRAVO La verde me hace alucinar! La verde me hace sentir en otro mundo! Oler a la verde me lleva a otro mundo, me conduce a espacios y tiempos de reminiscencia trascendental! La verde me fascina, soy adicto a la verde! Me gusta palparla, me gusta verla, me gusta tocarla, me gusta tenerla entre mis manos para saborearla, como hace mucho tiempo no lo hacía. La camiseta verde de la Selección Mexicana me gusta, me gusta mucho! Hace 16 meses, la empresa fabricante del uniforme del Tri le robó la identidad a los mexicanos. La estrategia de mercadotecnia para impulsar la camiseta negra, llevó a Adidas a cometer un error histórico. Despojar a la Selección Mexicana de su tradicional playera verde, fue la afrenta a una tradición que para un país entero representa mucho más que un color. Hay cosas sagradas que no pueden ser sujetas a negociación alguna. Hay cosas que son patrimonio de todos, y no botin de algunos. Hay cosas que deben ser respetadas por esencia, no hacerlo sería un atentado en contra de todos aquellos que por generaciones han defendido una tradición. México tiene jugando con la camiseta verde desde el Mundial de 1970, tras abandonar el uniforme de camiseta guinda y pantaloncillos blancos o azules. Desde entonces, a los aficionados mexicanos se les ha inyectado hasta la médula, el concepto de que el verde es sinónimo de esperanza, de que en las buenas y en las malas, siempre hay que querer y dar la cara por la verde. Adidas se equivocó, suprimiendo la producción de una camiseta verde para la Selección Mexicana, pero más allá de eso, lo que más duele, es que nadie en la Federación Mexicana de fútbol tuvo la cara para salir a defender la verde. Por 16 meses, Adidas no presentó ni siquiera, el diseño pasado con poco éxito, de la camiseta que lanzó la pasada Copa del Mundo. La camiseta verde que usó el Tri en el Mundial de Brasil, es la más fea que me ha tocado ver en la historia de la Selección Mexicana, pero al fin y al cabo era verde. Crear variantes alrededor de los uniformes alternos del Tri, es algo que se puede pasar por alto. Negro, blanco, guinda, incluso el desagradable color ladrillo de época reciente, son experimentos que pueden perdonarse, siempre y cuando, se respete el verde. En su partido del martes 29 de marzo ante Canadá, la Selección Mexicana volvió a sus orígenes, al portar una muy bella camiseta verde. Por más que pague decenas de millones de dólares, para patrocinar y confeccionar los uniformes de la Selección Mexicana de fútbol, Adidas no tiene el derecho de volver a desdeñar, despreciar y menospreciar a los fieles seguidores del Tri. CONTINUA EN LA PAGINA 10

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ien millones de dólares deben de servir para comprar muchas cosas. Lo que no pueden comprar es un campeonato en las Grandes

Ligas. La temporada pasada, los Padres de San Diego, por primera vez en su historia, rebasaron la marca de los 100 millones de dólares, en la nómina de pagos a sus jugadores.

La cuantiosa inversión no sirvió de mucho, la escuadra sandieguina quedó en cuarto lugar de la División Oeste, de la Liga Nacional, a 18 juegos de distancia del líder Dodgers de Los Ángeles. Esta temporada, los Padres vuelven a tener una nómina de 100 millones de dólares, una cantidad que parecería ser mucho dinero, pero que en realidad no lo es en el mundo del béisbol.

De los 30 equipos que conforman las Grandes Ligas, San Diego ocupa el lugar 20, en cuanto a su nómina de pagos con un total de 100 millones 293 mil dólares. El equipo con la nómina más alta para la temporada 2016, es el de los Dodgers de Los Ángeles, con 257 millones de dólares, y los Yanquis ocupan el segundo lugar con 227 millones de dólares. Es cierto que el dinero no compra campeonatos. El ejemplo de los Dodgers es el ejemplo más claro de todos, al mantener una racha de 28 años sin llegar a la Serie Mundial. Llama la atención que los actuales campeones, Reales de Kansas City, están colocados en el lugar 14 de la lista, con una nómina de 132 millones de dólares. En el caso de los Padres, de los 100 millones de dólares que van a gastar esta temporada,cuatro millones se repartirán entre los catchers, siete millones entre los jugadores de cuadro,43 millones entre los jardineros y 46 millones entre los pitchers. El equipo con la menor nómina de pago para esta temporada, son los Cerveceros de Milwaukee, con 62 millones de dólares. El mejor jugador pagado de los Padres en la temporada, será el pitcher James Shields, quien devengará un salario de 21 millones de dólares este año.

SIGUE A LOS PADRES. VIENES 8 DE ABRIL PADRES EN COLORADO HORA: 1:10 P.M. RADIÓ: 860 AM TELEVISIÓN FOX DEPORTES SAN DIGO SÁBADO 9 PADRES EN COLORADO HORA:5:10 P.M. RADIÓ: 860 AM TELEVISIÓN FOX DEPORTES SAN DIGO DOMINGO 10 PADRES EN COLORADO HORA: 1:10 P.M. RADIÓ: 860 AM TELEVISIÓN FOX DEPORTES SAN DIGO

Jugadores de Xolos de Tijuana preparan a todo vapor su encuentro del sábado ante las Águilas del América, en el Estadio Azteca. Foto/cortesía Club Tijuana

NBC Deportes presenta un fin de semana cargado con el mejor fútbol de la semana 33, de la Liga Premier y un encuentro de la jornada 13 de la liga MX con los horarios como siguen: SÁBADO 9 DE ABRIL West Ham contra Arsenal, 7:30AM/6:30C/4:30P, por NBC UNIVERSO. Los Gunners llegan a este compromise, tras golear a Watford 4 goles a 0, y con un partido pendiente que hace más interesante su visita al Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, pues de ganar ambos encuentros, podría acercarse peligrosamente al líder Leicester, a unas cuantas fechas para que termine la temporada. Sin embargo los locales acarician la posibilidad de ser parte del privilegiado grupo que participe en las competencias europeas de la próxima temporada, por lo que una victoria es vital para estas aspiraciones.

SWANSEA CITY ANTE CHELSEA,

Xolos Enfrentan Crisis de Resultados TIJUANA VISITA AL AMÉRICA EN MEDIO DE ALTIBAJOS QUE TIENEN AL EQUIPO, EN PELIGRO DE PERDER UN PUESTO EN LA LIGUILLA. POR DAVID LEÓN

El paso irregular de Xolos ya no es una mala racha, es una crisis. Con su derrota de 4-2 de la jornada pasada ante el Querétaro, el equipo de Tijuana encadenó siete partidos sin ganar en su cancha, durante el Torneo Clausura 2016. La falta de resultados positivos en el estadio caliente, tienen a los Xolos al borde de quedar fuera del grupo de los de ocho equipos, que accederán a la Liguilla. El club tijuanense se encuentra anclado en el octavo lugar de la tabla general, con 16 puntos acumulados, de los 36 que ha disputado. Las estadísticas no

mienten, y el camino de Miguel Herrera como técnico de los Xolos ha sido mediocre. La situación se complica para el “Piojo”, cuando el sábado próximo, tenga que visitar el Estadio Azteca para enfrentar al América. Este duelo será la primera ocasión que Herrera enfrente a las Águilas, desde que abandonó el nido para irse a dirigir a la Selección Mexicana, en el Mundial de Brasil. Más allá de que será un día especial, para el ahora técnico de Xolos, la situación del cuadro fronterizo se ha tornado crítica y los jugadores lo saben. “No podemos limitarnos a pensar en estar en un octavo o séptimo puesto, tenemos

que sumar una buena cantidad de puntos, para estar lo más arriba posible”, dijo el arquero de los Xolos, Federico Vilar. “Requerimos tener un mejor desempeño en todas nuestras líneas, para lograr ser un equipo más fuerte”, apuntó. Tijuana ha sido el mejor equipo visitante, en lo que va del torneo con una marca de tres triunfos, dos empates, ocho goles a favor y cinco en contra. Esa situación podría ser esperanzadora para Xolos, el sábado se enfrentarán al América, encaramado en el segundo lugar de la clasificación general con 24 puntos. El equipo de Tijuana, ha enfrentado nueve ocasiones a las Águilas, y el expediente

histórico favorece al cuadro azulcrema con cuatro triunfos, tres derrotas y dos empates. En el Estadio Azteca, los Xolos han sacado un triunfo y un empate en cuatro visitas.

TORNEO CLAUSURA 2016 JORNADA 13 VIERNES 8 DE ABRIL Querétaro vs. Toluca Santos vs. Veracruz SÁBADO 9 América vs Tijuana Monterrey vs. Chiapas Pachuca vs. Tigres Atlas vs. Morelia Dorados vs. Cruz azul DOMINGO 10 Pumas vs. Léon Puebla vs. Chivas

9:45AM/8:45C/6:45P, por NBC UNIVERSO. Encuentro crucial para los visitantes, quienes aún pueden acercarse a los primeros cinco de la tabla. Chelsea no ha perdido ante Swansea desde el regreso de los Cisnes a la Liga Premier, y la última vez que los Blues visitaron el Liberty Stadium golearon a los locales 5 a 0 en la fecha 22 de la temporada 20142015, en total son 6 victorias para Chelsea por 3 empates en nueve choques.

SOUTHAMPTON FRENTE A NEWCASTLE, 9:55AM/8:55C/6:55P, en exclusiva por NBC Deportes EN VIVO EXTRA.

MANCHESTER CITY RECIBE A WEST BROM, 12:25PM/11:25C/9:25P, por NBC UNIVERSO. Aún con posibilidades de escalar peldaños entre los primeros cinco de la clasificación general, los Citizens, quienes cuentan con un partido pendiente, reciben a un West Brom que por su posición en la tabla, no será un equipo fácil para los locales. Partido de suma importancia para el City, que de obtener la victoria podría marcar su sitio en las competencias europeas de la temporada siguiente.


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en el Condado de San Diego, una problemática constante que se ha desarrollado con el paso de los años, por lo que la fiscalía en conjunto con el departamento de policía, realiza operativos para capturar a estas mujeres delincuentes. “Estos operativos se hacen con mucha frecuencia, se hacen tres o cuatro veces al año, y lo hacemos con diferentes departamentos policiacos por todo el Condado de San Diego, y si las personas responsables de causar el vandalismo son menores de 18 años, la situación se complica, ya que los padres son responsables económicamente de los daños que han causado sus hijos. Somos testigos de cómo el graffiti y el vandalismo han causado pérdidas de miles y miles de dólares”. Destacó Jesse Navarro, Director de Relaciones Comunitarias de la Fiscalía del Condado de San Diego. En este último operativo fueron 10 los menores aprehendidos, el 50% de ellas mujeres pertenecientes a la comunidad de San Ysidro, todos fueron identificados, ya que su graffiti tenía la leyenda “Sydro”, en inglés. “Alguna de las características en común que encontramos, fue el uso de sustancias a temprana edad, drogas y alcohol antes de asistir a la escuela, muchas de ellas sus familias habían tenido contacto con el Sistema de Bienestar de Mujeres, una de cada cinco había sido internada en uno de estos sistemas para mujeres, muchas habían sido violentadas y tenían algún trauma, una de tres, había sido testigo de un asesinato”. Informó Cynthia Burke, Directora de Investigación de la Asociación de Gobiernos de San Diego. Un nuevo estudio realizado por el Departamento de Investigación de la Asociación de Gobiernos de San Diego, arrojó que más del 60% de las mujeres, que se encuentran en los centros de detención en el condado, han sido víctimas de algún tipo de trauma antes de ingresar a estos espacios.

thought there would so many more people here before the game since the Yelp reviews are so high and the stadium is one trolley stop away.” Meanwhile in the East Village, fans lined up around the stadium to clear a security checkpoint to enter Petco Park. Out in the surrounding blocks, bars and restaurants were packed with patrons looking to eat and drink before the game, or just simply watching the day’s nine innings of action on TV. “Lolita’s and The Tilted Kilt are across the street from the stadium. They have really cheap beer before the game and honestly this is where the party is before and after the game,” said Antonio Valle, a National City resident at an East Village bar. “I actually can’t think of a place like this in Logan because they just don’t have sport bars as a business attraction there like they do here next the stadium,” Valle added. “It’s pointless to go there.” “Our shop and a lot of the older businesses in the Barrio Logan area exist in a completely different universe than the Padres do,” stated Tom Ryan, one of the proprietors of Ryan Brothers Coffee on the corner of Cesar E. Chavez Parkway and Main Street. “In our case, coffee is a morning drink but games are at night.” Ryan also went on to add that most special events in the Convention Center and East Village areas of Downtown such as Comic-Con have not yielded much business to them. “Last year I doubled my staff for Comic-Con and ended up doing less business, so that had a negative impact. You would think that a coffee shop would attract [Comic-Con’s] audience, but we actually saw a dip in business that weekend.” “It feels that the special events, for the most part, are special events on that side.” Over the last 18 months, Barrio Logan has seen the opening of businesses which seem to line up a bit more with social and sports related gatherings. New breweries and more socially oriented eateries may reap some benefits from having Petco Park adjacent to Barrio

Logan. Vista-based Iron Fist Brewing Co. set up shop in the Mercado Del Barrio development on National Avenue slightly less than a year ago. Victoria Valenzuela, Tasting Room Manager at Iron Fist, briefly spoke with La Prensa San Diego about their expectations. “We missed out on baseball season last year. We were supposed to be open sooner and did not get the chance to fully dabble in the neighborhood with the Padres playing nearby, but now we are here and hope everyone can come down for games.” Valenzuela has a positive outlook for the tasting room during the baseball season as well as the future. “We’re going to have flyers and make sure people come down to watch the games on our TVs. We’re going to start doing happy hour deals with a dollar or two off pints and invite people to come down.” “I’m sure we’ll do great. We are like three minutes from downtown and a trolley stop away from the stadium,” she added. While Petco Park has been around for over 10 years now, it is the proposed Downtown stadium that the Chargers are seeking that can really impact the future of Barrio Logan, for better or worse. “I think that the Downtown stadium project will have a much bigger impact because commercial lots in this area would quickly become very valuable for developers. The invisible fence between Downtown, the East Village and Barrio Logan would definitely come down with a $2 billion development,” Ryan commented. In the meantime, the opening of San Diego City College’s Cesar E. Chavez Campus has had a great impact on Ryan Brothers’ business. “The opening of the college has brought in our demographic to our coffee shop. The students bring their classes and study groups in here and the college has security which makes us feel safer,” Ryan told La Prensa San Diego. “Having a college in Barrio Logan has been fantastic for business.”

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Esta semana visitamos las instalaciones de Univisión Radio para buscar estrategias con las radiodifusoras La Que Buena 106.5 y 102.9 Más Variedad con la finalidad de dar mejor servicio a la comunidad a través de una colaboración que nos permita informarles de manera eficiente a través de medios impresos y la radio.

Los invitamos a sintonizar La Que Buena 106.5 este domingo 10 de abril a las 7 a.m., el programa De Viva Voz con Mery López Gallo, donde nos han hecho el honor de invitarnos para platicar acerca de este tema; se retransmitirá el programa a las 8:30 a.m. en 102.9 Más Variedad. El programa también estará disponible por descarga a partir de las 9:00 am en el

portal de Facebook del programa De Viva Voz (Facebook.com/DeVivaVoz). Durante el programa, platicaremos sobre la importancia del voto latino en California y de las consecuencias del absentismo en las elecciones. En la comunidad latina existen personas que son elegibles para el voto, pero no se registran para votar, o que están registradas, pero no salen el día de las elecciones a elegir a los candidatos o iniciativas de su elección. Este año se tienen elecciones presidenciales y también se cuenta con iniciativas importantes en la boleta, como el aumento al salario mínimo en la ciudad de San Diego. Esperamos que sintonicen con el programa de radio de este domingo, para mantenerse al tanto de este tema en el que la comunidad hispana puede marcar una diferencia.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS El 7 de junio es el día que la elección está ordinariamente programada para la Elección Primaria Presidencial. Además del proceso de nombramiento para el cargo de Presidente de EE.UU., esta elección también determinará los candidatos para los cargos nominados por electores, incluyendo: Senado de EE.UU., Congreso, Senado del Estado (Distrito 39) y la Asamblea del Estado. También habrá candidatos para algunas oficinas no partidistas en la boleta electoral, incluyendo : Jueces Superiores, Mesa Directiva de Supervisores (Distritos 1, 2 y 3), Mesa Directiva de Educación del Condado de San Diego (Distritos 1, 2, 4 (períodos completos ) y 5 (a corto plazo)), Distrito de Colegio Comunitario Grossmont-Cuyamaca (síndico del área no. 4), Colegio Comunitario de San Diego (Distrito D), Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Diego (Distritos A, D y E), Ciudad de San Diego (Alcalde, Abogado de la ciudad, y Los distritos del Consejo 1, 3 , 5, 7 , y 9), Ciudad de Chula Vista (Distrito 4). Algunos de estos concursos podrían tener un vencedor absoluto el 7 de junio, mientras que otros tendrán una elección de desempate el 8 de noviembre del 2016.

¿POR QUÉ HAY UNA ELECCIÓN El 7 DE JUNIO DEL 2016?

Todos los electores inscritos en el Condado de San Diego son elegibles para votar. El 23 de mayo del 2016 es el último día para inscribirse para votar en la elección. ¿QUIÉN Puede registrarse en línea en www.sdvote.com. Haga clic PUEDE VOTAR en “ Registrarse para votar.” EN ESTA Las tarjetas de notificación al electoral también están ELECCIÓN? disponibles en la oficina de correos, Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados, Bibliotecas y oficinas del secretario del Ayuntamiento y el Registro Electoral que está ubicado en 5600 Overland Ave, San Diego 92123. Para más información, por favor visite www.sdvote.com o llame al 858-565-5800.

¿CÓMO FUNCIONA VOTAR EN UNA ELECCIÓN PRESIDNECIAL Y UNA ELECCIÓN DE ELECTOR NOMINADO?

Cada cuatro años, los partidos políticos opinan en cuanto a quién se le permitirá votar a los candidatos presidenciales de su partido. La próxima elección primaria no es diferente. Este año, el PARTIDO DEMÓCRATA, PARTIDO INDEPENDIENTE AMERICANO Y PARTIDO LIBERTARIO han optado por “abrir” su boleta electoral Sin Preferencia de Partido o electores no partidistas. Los votantes registrados no partidarios, PUEDEN seleccionar una de las boletas electorales de esos partidos políticos.

El PARTIDO REPUBLICANO, PARTIDO VERDE y el PARTIDO de PAZ Y LIBERTAD han optado por “cerrar” su boleta electoral sólo aquellos que estén inscritos en su partido. Nosotros sugerimos que compruebe su preferencia de partido en www.sdvote.com. Si su preferencia de partido es diferente que el candidato que desea votar, debe volver a reinscribirse con ese partido político antes del 23 de mayo del 2016. La mayoría de las oficinas anteriormente conocidas como “partidistas “ ahora se conocen como “Votante-Nominado” (o “dos principales”). Las oficinas nominadas por los electores incluyen las oficinas del Congreso de Estados Unidos y las oficinas legislativas estatales. Los “dos principales” candidatos con más votos en estos concursos avanzarán a las elecciones generales de noviembre. Los dos pueden estar inscritos en el mismo partido o pueden estar inscritos en diferentes partidos.

¿DÓNDE SE UBICARÁN LAS CASETAS ELECTORALES?

¿EL CONDADO NECESITA TRABAJADORES ELECTORALES?

El día de la elección, habrá 1,522 casillas electorales abiertas en todo el Condado. Su lugar de votación se mostrará al reverso de su muestra de boleta electoral y folleto de información electoral. También puede determinar su casilla electoral visitando el sitio web del Registro Electoral en www.sdvote.com o llamando al 858-565-5800. Horas de votación: 7 am a 8 pm. Sí, necesitamos su ayuda. Para sostener una democracia saludable, necesitamos personas, como usted, participando activamente como trabajadores electorales. Esta elección vamos a reclutar cerca de 8.000 trabajadores electorales voluntarios para servir a nuestra comunidad. Visite www.sdvote.com para detalles adicionales acerca de trabajadores electorales e inscríbase ¡hoy!

Hay dos opciones alternativas para que voten. Votación via Voto por Correo Usted puede emitir una boleta de elector de voto por correo (1) completando una solicitud de boleta electoral de voto por correo que se encuentra en www.sdvote.com ; (2) llamándonos al 858-565-5800; (3) completando la tarjeta de aplicación en la parte posterior de su folleto de la boleta electoral de muestra y el folleto de información electoral; o (4) escribir su propia solicitud. Las solicitudes por escrito para votar por correo deben contener su nombre, dirección registrada en San Diego, la firma y la dirección donde la boleta electoral debe ser enviada. Las solicitudes deben ser enviada al Registro Electoral del Condado de San Diego, 5600 Overland Ave, San Diego, 92123. Envío por correo electrónico (rovmail@sdcounty.ca.gov) o por fax (858-505-7294) la aplicación también es aceptable. La fecha límite para solicitar una boleta electoral de voto por correo para la Elección Primaria Presidencial es el martes, 31 de mayo del 2016. Votación En Oficina Puede votar en la Oficina del Registro Electoral a partir del lunes 9 de mayo del 2016 (lunes a viernes de 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Fin de semana de votación estará disponible el sábado 4 de junio y el domingo, 5 de junio (8 a.m. a 5 p.m.). El Día de la Elección, martes, 7 de junio (7 a.m. 8 p.m.). Detalles adicionales sobre voto por correo se pueden encontrar en www.sdvote.com

¿Y SI DESEA VOTAR PERO NO PUEDE LLEGAR A LA CASETA ELECTORALE EL DÍA DE LA ELECCIÓN?

¿CUÁNDO DEBE ENTREGAR SU BOLETA ELECTORAL DE VOTO POR CORREO?

Le sugerimos que envíe por correo su boleta electoral al menos una semana antes del día de las elección. Cualquier boleta electoral de voto por correo con matasello para el día de la elección y recibidos por el Registro Electoral a más tardar tres días después del día de la elección se considerará emita a tiempo, sin embargo, no se arriesgue. Envié su boleta electoral con tiempo de sobra para llegar a nuestra oficina para ser contada.


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the patient is fine by then, we put them on the list,” explained Pediatric Medical Director Rekeish Sing. “This type of surgery is highly successful, thanks to the processes we have in place. Potential recipients have to be in good health, and donors are chosen for the quality of their hearts,” added Pediatric Cardiologist Daniel Dibardino. According to statistics, 20 percent of the people waiting for an organ reside in California. While the number of patients on organ waiting lists has gone up, the number of donors has gone down. In spite of this, more than 100 surgeries are still being performed in San Diego County at the four transplant centers.

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La empresa alemana deberá evitar a cualquier costo, cometer el error de borrar de su línea de producción, la tradicional camiseta verde del cuadro azteca. No me imagino a Adidas cometiendo la misma afrenta en contra de selecciones como: Argentina, Brasil o España, por poner algunos ejemplos. Si a los argentinos le cambiaran su hermosa playera albiceleste, por una camiseta de cualquier otro color, se formaría una reyerta impresionante. Si a Brasil le prohibieran utilizar la amarilla, el mundo entero entraría en cólera. Si a España le quitaran su roja, se perdería para siempre la furia de una añeja tradición. Ni Argentina, Brasil o España aceptarían como uniforme principal, uno que no incluyera los colores con los que han llegado a ser grandes protagonistas de la historia. Ahora que los mexicanos la tenemos de regreso, hay que oler hay que tocar, hay que disfrutar la verde.

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conviertan en donadores. Los programas de donación pertenecientes al sur de California, son considerados como los más exitosos a nivel nacional, se han llevado a cabo miles de trasplantes en los últimos 20 años. “Es bueno realizar estas campañas, celebrando a los donantes, a sus familias; abrimos las puertas para que las personas se informen y tomen conciencia sobre la donación de órganos, estamos esperanzados en que el número de donantes, paulatinamente crezca en todos nuestros centros, especialmente aquí en San Diego”. Manifestó Gina Mack, Coordinadora de trasplantes. Son aproximadamente seis meses de espera para conseguir un donante, una vez que se cuente con ello, es necesario llevar a cabo una serie de análisis para conocer si el paciente es apto para recibirlo. “Lo que hacemos es una evaluación integral, antes de poner a un paciente en la lista de espera. Incluyen exámenes médicos tales como: ultrasonidos, catéter en el corazón, prueba sanguínea y al final del proceso hablamos con la familia, y si para ese entonces el paciente resulta ser apto, lo ponemos en la lista”. Explicó Rakesh Singh, Director Médico Pediátrico. “Este tipo de cirugía es altamente exitosa debido a los procesos de seguridad que se llevan a cabo, los donantes, deben contar con buena salud, además de tener una condición cardíaca óptima, son elegidos por la calidad de su corazón. Agregó Daniel Dibardino, Cardiólogo Pediátrico. El 20% de la comunidad a la espera de un órgano se encuentra en el estado de California, de acuerdo a estadísticas, aunque el número de pacientes en las listas de espera ha incrementado, las cifras de donadores han reducido. Sin embargo, actualmente en el Condado de San Diego, se llevan a cabo más de 100 cirugías de este tipo en los cuatro centros de trasplante.

becarios de este programa. El contenido de estos encuentros lo formaron clases especializadas, acondicionamiento físico, laboratorio creativo, charlas y presentaciones escénicas. Así certifican el avance de los becarios y la solidez que van demostrando en su formación académica, acto realizado por el Coordinador Estatal de este Programa, Maestro Ignacio Hábrika. En este encuentro la exposición : ¨Luz y forma 2¨ se constituyó con trabajos que muestran las obras más representativas de los becarios de artes plásticas del programa, mostrando el alto grado de estudios concluido en una maestría. En otras notas vinculadas con la cultura, el Gobierno del Estado de BC y el CEART Tijuana, invitan a la comunidad fronteriza a conocer ¨El sacro misterio de la música¨, contenido de la conferencia que impartirá el próximo viernes 8 de abril, el Maestro y Compositor Rodrigo Ruiz, en la Sala de Usos Múltiples del CEART Tijuana, a las 7:00 de la tarde. La admisión a este evento será de $250.00 pesos. “Las vibraciones en el aire son el aliento de Dios, que habla al alma del hombre. La música es el lenguaje de Dios¨, aseveraba Beethoven. Rodrigo Ruiz desde pequeño tomó la batuta musical, en el Conservatorio de Tijuana, a los siete años tomado de la mano de su Mtra. Zarema Tchinarova. Desde pequeño se integró a Talentos Artísticos, Valores del ICBC, en la improvisación al piano y en la composición, encontró su gran pasión y a los 15 años, escribió su primera sonata para piano, obra con la que en 2008, recibe el Premio a la Composición Distinguida del Estado de Baja California. Ha dirigido importantes orquestas, actualmente Rodrigo, reside en Roma, donde imparte clases de piano, dirección y teoría musical, especializándose en composición con el Maestro Francesco Telli. Para concluir: La juventud musical invade los diferentes Centros Estatales de las Artes de Baja California, partiendo del pasado fin de semana, con la llegada de los jóvenes músicos integrantes de la Sinfónica Juvenil de Tijuana (SJT), quienes inician la gira estatal por su Vigésimo Aniversario con el ¨Festival Sinfónico Itinerante 2016¨. La serie de presentaciones inició el pasado jueves 31 de marzo en CEART Tijuana, fecha en la que presentó un concierto a las 19:00 horas, el viernes 1 de abril viajaron a Mexicali y presentaron un concierto en el CEART Mexicali. Todas estas presentaciones serán gratuitas en todo el estado. Estos conciertos representan una extraordinaria oportunidad, para que las familias se reúnan y disfruten de la audición musical de grandes obras, compuestas por extraordinarios compositores de todos los tiempos, disfrutando además de grandes momentos familiares, en sana convivencia y regocijo.

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e hijos, en México y en Estados Unidos: “no se [les] puede seguir dando evasivas ante tanta vejación y humillación, pero además, ante tan clara razón que los quejosos tienen de pedir lo que es suyo... El apoyo social no puede sustituirse por un apoyo social porque no corresponde a lo que a ellos les pertenece, además, devolverles lo suyo no es una concesión gratuita del Estado. No es cuestión de benevolencia y esto no se puede confundir… con un apoyo social”, de 38 mil pesos. “Quien debe rendirles cuentas de en dónde está su dinero y cuál fue su destino, es el Estado Mexicano, porque un Estado democrático, constitucional, social y de derecho no se puede dar el lujo histórico de “extraviar” dinero que tenía bajo su guarda y custodia que pertenecía a los más desfavorecidos socialmente, pero menos aun de darles una respuesta incongruente a su petición, violando con ello el artículo 8 de la Constitución Federal. Por lo tanto les asiste la razón a los gobernados [ex braceros], pues se debe responder en sentido favorable a sus intereses”. Por lo anterior, los ex

braceros en California y en Nevada, están cada vez más cerca de hacer valer sus derechos constitucionales: “el gobierno federal deberá gestionar a través de las autoridades del servicio exterior mexicano, la posibilidad de que a través de los consulados, todos los connacionales que residan en los Estados Unidos de América, y que tengan la calidad de ex braceros o beneficiarios, puedan acceder al beneficio del pago del Fondo de Ahorro, creado a través del ‘programa Bracero’, entre 1942/1964 a través del consulado mexicano”. Porfirio Martínez González, representante legal de la Alianza de Ex braceros del Norte y otras organizaciones que participaron en la demanda, informó que el presidente Enrique Peña Nieto ha interpuesto el recurso de revisión para defenderse y evadir el pago de esta deuda. Razón por lo cual la lucha de los ex braceros y sus familiares seguirá (para más información sobre los pormenores: Rosa Martha Zárate Macías -909 300 2647- rosamarthazm@ hotmail.com.

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PUBLIC NOTICES LA PRENSA | SAN DIEGO’S ORIGINAL LATINO COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER | www.LaPrensaSD.com | APRIL 8, 2016 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS CALLING FOR BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Southwestern Community College District of San Diego County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as the “DISTRICT” will receive up to, but no later than 2:00 PM on April 15, 2016, sealed Bids for award of contracts for Bid No. 15162017R, Wellness & Aquatics Complex Project for the following Increment 2 bid package: •Bid Package 21-2 Pools and Pool Equipment THIS CONTRACT IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT (CBA) OR PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS (PLA) Bids shall be addressed to Mark Claussen, Program Manager and delivered to Building 1688 located at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910, and shall be opened in Building 1688, on the date and at the time listed above. Contractors interested in obtaining bid documents must contact Professional Reprographics at 241 W.35th Street, Suite A, National City CA. 91950 or (619) 272-5600. Bid documents shall be available for access on or around Friday, April 1, 2016. CD’s are available for a $15.00 fee. Documents may also be viewed and/or downloaded at no cost by visiting www.southwesterncollegeproprplanroom.com. Please note that you will need to login under your company’s name and password in order to download the plans. If you do not have a company login and/ or password, please register with the site first. If you have questions about registering, please contact Angel Leano at (619) 272-5600. Obtaining copies of the bid documents is the responsibility of the bidder and the costs are non-refundable. Bidders are also responsible for checking the website noted above for any addenda that may be posted. Bids must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier’s check, or a Bid Bond in favor of the District in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the submitted Total Bid Price. Each bid shall also be accompanied by the Non-collusion Declaration, the List of Subcontractors Form, the Iran Contracting Act Certification and all additional documentation required by the Instructions to Bidders. The successful bidder will be required to furnish the District with a Performance Bond equal to 100% of the successful bid, and a Payment Bond equal to 100% of the successful bid, prior to execution of the Contract. All bonds are to be secured from a surety that meets all of the State of California bonding requirements, as defined in Code of Civil Procedure Section 995.120, and is admitted by the State of California. The Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations has determined the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which this work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker needed to execute the contract, which will be awarded to the successful bidder, copies of which are on file and will be made available to any interested party upon request at Southwestern Community College or online at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlsr. It shall be mandatory upon the Contractor to whom the contract is awarded, and upon any subcontractor under him, to pay not less than the said specified rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the contract. If the bids subject to this Notice are due on or after March 1, 2015, then pursuant to Labor Code sections 1725.5 and 1771.1, all contractors and subcontractors that wish to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, or enter into a contract to perform public work must be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations. No bid will be accepted nor any contract entered into without proof of the contractor’s and subcontractors’ current registration with the Department of Industrial Relations to perform public work. If awarded a Contract, the Bidder and its subcontractors, of any tier, shall maintain active registration with the Department of Industrial Relations for the duration of the Project. This Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. In bidding on this project, it shall be the Bidder’s sole responsibility to evaluate and include the cost of complying with all labor compliance requirements under this contract and applicable law in its bid. Each bidder shall be a licensed contractor pursuant to the California Business and Professions Code Section 7028.15 and Public Contract Code Section 3300, and shall be licensed in the following classification as required by the scope of work required in the following called out bid packages: • BP 21-2 Pools and Pool Equipment with C53 license (SWC Prequalification is required) Any bidder not licensed at the time of the bid opening will be rejected as non-responsive. Contractors shall have been in business under the same name and California contractor’s license for a minimum of three (3) continuous years prior to bid opening. Note: For bid packages requiring a prequalification, only bidders who have met the Southwestern College Prequalification requirements are eligible to submit bids. Reference bid documents for prequalified contractors list. Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 22300, the successful bidder may substitute certain securities for funds withheld by the District to ensure his performance under the Contract. Prospective bidders MAY NOT visit the Project Site without making prior arrangements through the Construction Manager (Balfour Beatty Construction) Ken Iacuaniello, Sr. Project Manager, who can be reached at (619) 592-1464 (phone) or kiacuaniello@balfourbeattyus.com (email). Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 3400(c), if the District has made any findings designating certain materials, products, things, or services by specific brand or trade name, such findings and the materials, products, things, or services and their specific brand or trade names will be set forth in the Special Conditions. Award of Contract: The District shall award the Contract for the Project to the lowest responsible bidder as determined from the lowest responsible bidder as defined on the bid form. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding process. Please reference bid documents Volume 4, Exhibit 4.D.1, Pre-Bid RFI Form Instructions for submission of questions related to this bid invitation. The final day for questions to be submitted shall be April 11th, 2016, no later than 1:00 P.M. PST. No bidder may withdraw its bid for ninety (90) days following the date of the bid opening. Dated this: 8th day of April, 2016

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS CALLING FOR BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Southwestern Community College District of San Diego County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as the “DISTRICT” will receive up to, but no later than 2:00 PM on April 15, 2016, sealed Bids for award of contracts for Bid No. 15162016R, Wellness & Aquatics Complex Project for the following Increment 2 bid package: • Bid Package 22-2 Fire Protection Systems Bids shall be addressed to Mark Claussen, Program Manager and delivered to Building 1688 located at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910, and shall be opened in Building 1688, on the date and at the time listed above. Contractors interested in obtaining bid documents must contact Professional Reprographics at 241 W.35th Street, Suite A, National City CA. 91950 or (619) 272-5600. Bid documents shall be available for access on or around Monday, April 1, 2016. CD’s are available for a $15.00 fee. Documents may also be viewed and/or downloaded at no cost by visiting www.southwesterncollegeproprplanroom.com. Please note that you will need to login under your company’s name and password in order to download the plans. If you do not have a company login and/ or password, please register with the site first. If you have questions about registering, please contact Angel Leano at (619) 272-5600. Obtaining copies of the bid documents is the responsibility of the bidder and the costs are non-refundable. Bidders are also responsible for checking the website noted above for any addenda that may be posted. Bids must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier’s check, or a Bid Bond in favor of the District in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the submitted Total Bid Price. Each bid shall also be accompanied by the Non-collusion Declaration, the List of Subcontractors Form, the Iran Contracting Act Certification and all additional documentation required by the Instructions to Bidders. The successful bidder will be required to furnish the District with a Performance Bond equal to 100% of the successful bid, and a Payment Bond equal to 100% of the successful bid, prior to execution of the Contract. All bonds are to be secured from a surety that meets all of the State of California bonding requirements, as defined in Code of Civil Procedure Section 995.120, and is admitted by the State of California. The Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations has determined the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which this work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker needed to execute the contract, which will be awarded to the successful bidder, copies of which are on file and will be made available to any interested party upon request at Southwestern Community College or online at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlsr. It shall be mandatory upon the Contractor to whom the contract is awarded, and upon any subcontractor under him, to pay not less than the said specified rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the contract. If the bids subject to this Notice are due on or after March 1, 2015, then pursuant to Labor Code sections 1725.5 and 1771.1, all contractors and subcontractors that wish to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, or enter into a contract to perform public work must be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations. No bid will be accepted nor any contract entered into without proof of the contractor’s and subcontractors’ current registration with the Department of Industrial Relations to perform public work. If awarded a Contract, the Bidder and its subcontractors, of any tier, shall maintain active registration with the Department of Industrial Relations for the duration of the Project. This Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. In bidding on this project, it shall be the Bidder’s sole responsibility to evaluate and include the cost of complying with all labor compliance requirements under this contract and applicable law in its bid. This Project is also subject to the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) adopted by the SWC District on December 12, 2013. The complete CBA agreement and related documents are available for viewing and downloading at http://www.swccd.edu/index.aspx?page=3485. Minority, women, and disabled veteran contractors are encouraged to submit bids. Each bidder shall be a licensed contractor pursuant to the California Business and Professions Code Section 7028.15 and Public Contract Code Section 3300, and shall be licensed in the following classification as required by the scope of work required in the following called out bid packages: •BP 22-2 Fire Protection Systems with C16 license (SWC Prequalification is NOT required) Any bidder not licensed at the time of the bid opening will be rejected as non-responsive. Contractors shall have been in business under the same name and California contractor’s license for a minimum of three (3) continuous years prior to bid opening. Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 22300, the successful bidder may substitute certain securities for funds withheld by the District to ensure his performance under the Contract. Prospective bidders MAY NOT visit the Project Site without making prior arrangements through the Construction Manager (Balfour Beatty Construction) Ken Iacuaniello, Sr. Project Manager, who can be reached at (619) 592-1464 (phone) or kiacuaniello@balfourbeattyus.com (email). Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 3400(c), if the District has made any findings designating certain materials, products, things, or services by specific brand or trade name, such findings and the materials, products, things, or services and their specific brand or trade names will be set forth in the Special Conditions. Award of Contract: The District shall award the Contract for the Project to the lowest responsible bidder as determined from the lowest responsible bidder as defined on the bid form. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the bidding process. Please reference bid documents Volume 4, Exhibit 4.D.1, Pre-Bid RFI Form Instructions for submission of questions related to this bid invitation. The final day for questions to be submitted shall be April 11th, 2016, no later than 1:00 P.M. PST. No bidder may withdraw its bid for ninety (90) days following the date of the bid opening. Dated this: 8th day of April, 2016 Secretary to Governing Board Melinda Nish, Ed. D. Prop R Southwestern Community College District Of San Diego County, California

Secretary to Governing Board Melinda Nish, Ed. D. Prop R Southwestern Community College District Of San Diego County, California

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close to the community and to help them better integrate both financially and socially wherever they have decided to call home,” Rendon added. Last year, the amount of remittances sent to Mexico was $25 billion dollars, said the Director of said agency, which is part of Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, or SRE). One of the projects the Mexican Government is promoting in the United States is FutureBoss, a competition that helps young people who want to start a new business. This year’s competition will take place April 11-15, where students will present their work projects and goals, thus helping them stay ahead in the competitive business world, as well as have a chance to earn scholarships. “This is the kind of program that can make a difference in the lives of people and their families,” shared National City Mayor and FutureBoss Co-Founder Ron Morrison. Stephanie Tellez participated in the program three

years ago, and now works for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). “This program has taken me to where I am today, both professionally and in my education,” acknowledged the young woman. Another program the Mexican Government is promoting is “3 for 1 for Migrants (3x1 para Migrantes),” an initiative under which Mexicans living abroad can invest in social projects and actions that contribute to the development of their communities of origin. As the name implies, each dollar the migrant invests in this project will be matched by each of the three levels of government (local, state, and federal). “Immigrant clubs on this side of the border can contribute funds, and for each dollar the give, three more are generated by the three levels of government,” explained IME’s Director. The goal of the Financial Education Week is to educate Mexicans living in the United States and help them familiarize themselves with the

Tijuana’s International Airport Increases Passenger Traffic by 40% BY ANA GOMEZ

With the help of the Cross Border Xpress, Tijuana’s International Airport passenger traffic increased by 40% in the last four months, according to chairperson of Grupo Aeropuertario del Pacifico and shareholder of the binational terminal, Laura Diez Barroso de Laviada. More than 300,000 people have used Cross Border Xpress since it opened its doors last December, said CEO of Cross Border Xpress, Enrique Valle. Cross Border Xpress consists of a facility built in the Otay Mesa area in San Diego, California, and has a pedestrian bridge that connects directly with the departure terminal of Tijuana’s International Airport, that can be used from the United States to Mexico and vice versa. CONTINUED ON PAGE 11


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REQUESTING BIDS

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INVITATION FOR BID SAN DIEGO HOUSING COMMISSION (SDHC) IFB #GPNA-16-01 WATER HEATER REPLACEMENT AT MULTIPLE SITES SDHC is soliciting bids from qualified general contractors with a California class “C36,” “B,” or “A” license for project number GPNA-16-01 Water Heater Replacement at Multiple Sites. Interested and qualified firms, including Section 3, Small, Disabled-Veteran, Disadvantaged, Minority and Women-Owned businesses are invited to submit a proposal. The Invitation for Bid packet with complete instructions is available for download from the City of San Diego’s eBidding platform, PlanetBids, at https://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?companyID=17950&access, and through Onvia DemandStar. If you do not have a username and password for the Onvia DemandStar website, please register at www. demandstar.com/register.rsp and select the Free Agency Option. A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. at the SDHC office below. Site walks will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., and on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Attendance at one of the site walks is highly encouraged. Sealed bids labeled “GPNA-16-02 Water Heater Replacement at Multiple Sites (GPNA-16-02) BID DOCUMENTS – DO NOT OPEN” will be received until Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. (PST) at the SDHC office above, at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud. No late bids will be accepted. San Diego Housing Commission 1122 Broadway, Suite 300 San Diego, California 92101 Contact: Frank Hanna, 619.578.7539, frankh@sdhc.org

SUMMONS

SUMMONS

SUMMONS - (CIVIL ACTION) CASE NUMBER: 15cv2062-GPC-JMA NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: SALEH MAHDI ALYAMI You are being sued. PLAINTIFF NAME IS: COBBLER NEVADA, LLC Within 21 days after service of this summons on you (not counting the day you received it) or 60 days if you are the United States or a United States agency, or an office or employee of the United States described in Fed. R. Civ. P. 12 (a)(2) or (3) - You must serve on the plaintiff an answer to the attached complaint or a motion under Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The answer or motion must be served on the plaintiff or plaintiffs attorney, whose name and address are: James S. Davis 730 Broadway, Suite 102 Chula Vista CA 91910. If you fail to respond, judgement by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. You also must file your answer or motion with the court. Date: FEB 17, 2016 Clerk of Court, by John Morrill, Deputy Clerk D. Gilbert Published: MAR 25, April 1, 8/2016 La Prensa San Diego

SUMMONS - (CIVIL ACTION) CASE NUMBER: 15cv2062-GPC-JMA NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: SALEH MAHDI ALYAMI You are being sued. PLAINTIFF NAME IS: COBBLER NEVADA, LLC Within 21 days after service of this summons on you (not counting the day you received it) or 60 days if you are the United States or a United States agency, or an office or employee of the United States described in Fed. R. Civ. P. 12 (a)(2) or (3) - You must serve on the plaintiff an answer to the attached complaint or a motion under Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The answer or motion must be served on the plaintiff or plaintiffs attorney, whose name and address are: James S. Davis 730 Broadway, Suite 102 Chula Vista CA 91910. If you fail to respond, judgement by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. You also must file your answer or motion with the court. Date: FEB 17, 2016 Clerk of Court, by John Morrill, Deputy Clerk D. Gilbert Published: MAR 25, April 1, 8/2016 La Prensa San Diego

CHANGE OF NAME

CHANGE OF NAME

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2016-00008814-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: BLANCA VIANEY MUNOZ SANCHEZ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as BLANCA VIANEY MUNOZ CHAVEZ to BLANCA VIANEY MORALES SANCHEZ 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: May, 6 2016. Time: 9:30 a.m. Dept.: C46. 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: MAR 16, 2016 JEFFREY B. BARTON Judge of the Superior Court Published: Mar. 18, 25, April. 1, 8/2016 La Prensa San Diego ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2016-00008565-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: ANNA LILIA BARRERA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as ANNA LILIA BARRERA to ANITA ROEL 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: April, 29 2016. Time: 9:30 a.m. Dept.: C46. 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: MAR 15, 2016 JEFFREY B. BARTON Judge of the Superior Court Published: Mar. 18, 25, April. 1, 8/2016 La Prensa San Diego ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2015-00042223-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: RODOLFO ANDRE BECERRA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as RODOLFO ANDRE BECERRA to

RODOLFO ANDRE CASTELO 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: April, 29 2016. Time: 9:30 a.m. Dept.: C46. 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 18, 2016 JEFFREY B. BARTON Judge of the Superior Court Published: Mar. 18, 25, April. 1, 8/2016 La Prensa San Diego ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2016-00007467-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: MARIA MARGARITA PEREZ filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as MARIA MARGARITA PEREZ to MARGARITA PEREZ 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: April, 22 2016. Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept.: C46. 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: MAR 7, 2016 JEFFREY B. BARTON Judge of the Superior Court Published: Mar. 18, 25, April. 1, 8/2016 La Prensa San Diego ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2016-00009557-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Fadi Poius, Rovina Tobya on behalf of minor children filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as (a) ANDREW FADI NAZAR to ANDREW FADI POLUS (b) ALEX FADI NAZAR to ALEX FADI POLUS, (c) VANESSA FADI NAZAR to VANESSA FADI POLUS 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 ob-

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jection 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: May, 06 2016. Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept.: C46. 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: MAR 23, 2016 JEFFREY B. BARTON Judge of the Superior Court Published: Mar. 25, April. 1, 8, 15/2016 La Prensa San Diego

punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars [$1,000].) Registrant Name: JAIME A CIBRIAN. With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County MAR 14, 2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-007172 Published: March. 18, 25, April 1, 8/2016 La Prensa San Diego

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: Maribel Vazquez. With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County Mar 14, 2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-007205 Published: March. 25, April 1, 8, 15/2016 La Prensa San Diego

corder/County Clerk of San Diego County MAR 4, 2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-006356 Published: March. 25, April 1, 8, 15/2016 La Prensa San Diego

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2016-00009780-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: BRANDON SAI ANDA CHEAN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as BRANDON SAI ANDA CHEAM to BRANDON SAI ANDA 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: May 13 2016. Time: 9:30 a.m. Dept.: C46. 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: MAR 24, 2016 JEFFREY B. BARTON Judge of the Superior Court Published: APR, 1, 8, 15,22/2016 La Prensa San Diego ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2016-00008612-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: VAISHALI RAMCHANDRA MOHITE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as VAISHALI RAMCHANDRA MOHITE TO RADHA RAJENDRA SALVI 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: May 13 2016. Time: 9:30 a.m. Dept.: C26. 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: MAR 14, 2016 JEFFREY B. BARTON Judge of the Superior Court Published: APR, 1, 8, 15,22/2016 La Prensa San Diego ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 37-2016-00008612-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: BRANDO SAI ANDACHEAM filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as BRANDO SAI ANDA-CHEAM TO BRANDO SAI ANDA 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: May, 13 2016. Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept.: 26. 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, 1712 Logan Ave. San Diego, CA 92113 Date: MAR 14, 2016 JEFFREY B. BARTON Judge of the Superior Court Published: APR, 1,8,15,22/2016 La Prensa San Diego

FICTITIOUS NAME FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a) J.C. CONCRETE, 1989 ILEX AVE #204, SAN DIEGO CA., County of San Diego 92154 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) JAIME A CIBRIAN 1989 ILEX AVE #204, 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a) IGLECIA DEL DIOS VIBIENTE, 1320 GRAND AVE # 11, SAN MARCOS CA, County of San Diego 92078 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) JOSE NAJERA 18835 BOUNDARY TRUCK T, JAMUL CA 91935 This Business is Conducted By: AN INDIVIDUAL. The First Day of Business Was: 01/07/2016 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: JOSE NAJERA. With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County MAR 14, 2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-007334 Published: March. 18, 25, April 1, 8/2016 La Prensa San Diego FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a) MELI’S TRUCKING, LLC, 1420 CAMELIA CT, CHULA VISTA CA, County of San Diego 91911 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) MELI’S TRUCKING, LLC 1420 CAMELIA CT, CHULA VISTA CA, County of San Diego 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: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County MAR 14, 2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-006626 Published: March. 8, 25, April 1, 8/2016 La Prensa San Diego FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a) IGLECIA DEL DIOS VIBIENTE, 1320 GRAND AVE # 11, SAN MARCOS CA, County of San Diego 92078 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) JOSE NAJERA 18835 BOUNDARY TRUCK T, JAMUL CA 91935 This Business is Conducted By: AN INDIVIDUAL. The First Day of Business Was: 01/07/2016 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: JOSE NAJERA. With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County MAR 14, 2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-007334 Published: March. 18, 25, April 1, 8/2016 La Prensa San Diego FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a) NICE AND EASY COLLISION CENTER, 2350 Main St., Chula Vista CA, County of San Diego 91911 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) Nice & easy Auto Body & Paint Inc. 2350 Main St., Chula Vista CA, County of San Diego 91911 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: Nice & easy Auto Body & Paint Inc.. With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County Feb 18, 2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-004618 Published: March. 25, April 1, 8, 15/2016 La Prensa San Diego FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a) GREEN VELVET CUSTOM FURNITURE, 555 Naples St., 703 Chula Vista CA, County of San Diego 91911 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) Alfredo Igarra. 555 Naples St., 703 Chula Vista CA, County of San Diego 91911 This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: 01/05/2010 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: Alfredo Igarra. With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County Feb 26, 2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-005549 Published: March. 25, April 1, 8, 15/2016 La Prensa San Diego FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a) V-4 CUSTOM CABINETS, 208 Greenfield Drive Suite E., El Cajon CA, County of San Diego 92020 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) Maribel Vazquez. 12062 Via Hacienda El Cajon CA, County of San Diego 92019 This Business is Conducted By: An Individual. The First Day of Business Was: 03/06/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a) BONITA HOMECARE, 319 F Street 205, Chula Vista CA, County of San Diego 91910 This Business Name is being abandoned by the Following: a) Cecilio E. Crosby. 1883 Deep Haven Lane San Diego CA, County of San Diego 92154. b) Maria Perez. 1883 Deep Haven Lane San Diego CA, County of San Diego 92154 This Business is Conducted By: A Maried Couple. The First Day of Business Was: 12/06/2011 assigned file number: 2011-033538 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: Cecilio E. Crosby. With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County Mar 15, 2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-007521 Published: March. 25, April 1, 8, 15/2016 La Prensa San Diego FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a) SOUTH BAY DIABLOS YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER, 910 KELTON RD San Diego CA, County of San Diego 92114 b) SOUTH BAY DIABLOS, 910 KELTON RD San Diego CA, County of San Diego 92114 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) South Bay Bulldogs Youth Football and Cheer 910 KELTON RD San Diego CA, County of San Diego 92114 This Business is Conducted By: A Corporation. The First Day of Business Was: 03/08/2016 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: South Bay Bulldogs Football and Cheer With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County MAR 08, 2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-006637 Published: March. 25, April 1, 8, 15/2016 La Prensa San Diego FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a) DE PASSION FRUIT, 1302 National City Blvd., National City, CA, County of San Diego 91950 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) Hilaria Medina Rios 1940 B Ave, National City, CA, County of San Diego 91950. b) Gabriel Mejia Martinez 1940 B Ave, National City, CA, County of San Diego 91950 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: a) Hilaria Medina Rios b) Gabriel Mejia Martinez With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County MAR 07, 2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-006541 Published: March. 25, April 1, 8, 15/2016 La Prensa San Diego FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a) JOAQUIN SEMA-GOMEZ STATE FARM AGENT, 6119 Lake Murray Blvd., La Mesa CA, County of San Diego 91942 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) Joaquin Sema-Gomez 39573 Tischa Temecula, CA, County of San Diego 92591 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: Joaquin Sema-Gomez With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County MAR 1, 2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-005884 Published: March. 25, April 1, 8, 15/2016 La Prensa San Diego FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BOAT & BREAKFAST, b) SOCAL BOAT & BREAKFAST, 4226 Cleveland Ave Apt H., San Diego CA, County of San Diego 92106 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) Timothy Holmberg 4226 Cleveland Ave Apt H., San Diego CA, County of San Diego 92106 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: Timothy Holmberg With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Re-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a) SABORIS TRUCK, 275 Orange Ave #130., Chula Vista, CA, County of San Diego 91911 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) Fran Saboris Anaya 275 Orange Ave #130., Chula Vista, CA, County of San Diego 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: Fran Saboris Anaya With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County MAR 18, 2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-007843 Published: March. 25, April 1, 8, 15/2016 La Prensa San Diego FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a) MONTES EXCELLENCE CLEANER, 121 Orange Ave #98., Chula Vista, CA, County of San Diego 91911 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) Rosario M. Lopez 121 Orange Ave #98., Chula Vista, CA, County of San Diego 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: Rosario M. Lopez With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County MAR 23, 2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-008255 Published: March. 25, April 1, 8, 15/2016 La Prensa San Diego FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: Joaquin Serna-Gomez State Farm Agent, 6119 Lake Murray Blvd. La Mesa, CA, San Diego 91942. This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) JOAQUIN SERNA-GOMEZ, 39573 Tischa Dr, Temecula CA. 92591. 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: Joaquin Serna Gomez This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County MAR-01-2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-005884 Published: APR 1, 8, 15, 22/2016 La Prensa San Diego FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: HOME CARE SERVICE PROVIDERS, LLC, 6488 Crabtree St. San Diego, CA. San Diego 92114 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) HOME CARE SERICE PROVIDERS, LLC, 6488 Crabtree St, San Diego CA 92114 This Business is Conducted By: An 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: Denise del Carmen Duran This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County MAR-28-2016 Assigned File No.: 2016-008585 Published: APR 1,8,15, 25/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: DIVA D BOUTIQUE, 2307 E Beyer Blvd #C, San Ysidro CA, San Diego 92173, This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) Gloria Reyna, 2307 E. Beyer Blvd #C San Ysidro CA, 92173 This Business is Conducted By: AN INDIVIDUAL. The First Day of Business Was: 12/31/2015 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:Gloria Reyna This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County MAR-04-2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-006276 Published: APR-1,8,15,22/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: PRIS. BLAU, 2222 Logan Ave, San Diego CA, 92113 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) Pris.Blau, 2222 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA. 92113 This Business is Conducted By: A CORPORATION. The First Day of Business Was: 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 Pris.BlauThis Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County MAR-18-2016

FICTITIOUS NAME Assigned File No.: 2016-007846 Published: APR-1,8,15,22/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: CALI SAFE FOOD SERVICES, 2116 Paradise St. San Diego CA, 92214 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) Linda Corrales, 2116 Paradise St, San Diego CA. 92214 This Business is Conducted By: AN INDIVIDUAL. The First Day of Business Was: 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:Linda Corrales, 2116 Paradise St, San Diego CA, 92114. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County MAR-16-2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-007635 Published: APR-1,8,15,22/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: SOCAL TRAVEL EVENTS, 5248 Harvest CT, Oceanside CA, San Diego, 92057 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) Sally M Mckay, 5248 Harvest CT, Oceanside CA, San Diego, 92057 This Business is Conducted By: AN INDIVIDUAL. The First Day of Business Was: 03/28/2016 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 Sally M Mckay This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County MAR-29-2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-006276 Published: APR-1,8,15,22/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name:GAMINOS CONSULTING SERVICE 9669 Gold Coast Dr. San Diego CA, County of San Diego 92126 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) GAMINOS CONSULTING SERVICE 9669 Gold Coast Dr. San Diego CA, County of San Diego 92126 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: GAMINOS CONSULTING SERVICE This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County MAR-3-2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-006247 Published: APR-1, 8,15, 22/2016 La Prensa San Diego FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: NANA’S FAMILY DAY CARE, This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) Olga Quintana 1475 Knollwood Place Chula Vista CA, County of San Diego 91915 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: Olga Quintana This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County MAR-01-2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-005927 Published: APR-1, 8, 15, 22/2016 La Prensa San Diego FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: EXCLUSIVE TOYS 1596 Picket Fence Dr Chulas Vista CA County of San Diego 91915, This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) Hector Fernandez 1596 Picket Fence Dr Chulas Vista CA County of San Diego 91915 b) Monica C. Fernandez 1596 Picket Fence Dr Chulas Vista CA, County of San Diego 91915 This Business is Conducted By: AN 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: Hector Fernandez and Monica Fernandez This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County MAR-01-2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-005931 Published: APR-1, 8,15, 22/2016 La Prensa San Diego FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: OG’S SUSHI SPOT 2322 Proctor Valley RD #104 Chula Vista CA, County of San Diego 91914, This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) OG’S Spot Sushi Inc. 2322 Proctor Valley RD #104 Chula Vista CA County of San Diego 91914, This Business is Conducted By: F.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: OG’S Spot Sushi Inc. This Statement Was Filed With

FICTITIOUS NAME Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County MAR-03-2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-006229 Published: APR-1, 8,15, 22/2016 La Prensa San Diego FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: ENCHILAMESTA 406 E Plaza Bvld #2 National City CA., County of San Diego 91950, This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) Rocas Inc. 406 E Plaza Bvld #2 National City CA San Diego 91950 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: Rocas Inc. This Statement Was Filed With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/ County Clerk of San Diego County MAR-30-2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-008954 Published: APR-1, 8,15, 22/2016 La Prensa San Diego FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT Fictitious Business Name: a) SERENITY PARTIES & EVENTS, b) SERENITY ORGANIZING TO A T c) SERENITY THE MISSING PEACE d) SERENITY EVENT MANAGEMENT GROUP 341 Corte Trova, Chula Vista CA., County of San Diego, 91914 This Business Is Registered by the Following: a) Enid Charlaine Carter 341 Corte Trova, Chula Vista CA., County of San Diego, 91914 This Business is Conducted By: A 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: Enid Charlaine Carter With Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County FEB 26, 2016. Assigned File No.: 2016-005623 Published: March. 25, April 1, 8, 15/2016 La Prensa San Diego

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The binational terminal can only be used by ticket holders of a flight in Tijuana’s International Airport, explained Valle, and by travelers that just landed on a flight in Tijuana. The use of the terminal costs $12 per adult, and is free for children under 2 years old. “Instead of waiting hours, you can cross the border in less than 10 minutes,” said Valle. ‘This binational terminal benefits the millions of passengers in Southern California and Mexico that travel,’ mentioned Diez Barroso de Laviada, and it has the potential of connecting region travelers with destinations not only in Mexico but in Asia and Europe. There is an average of 2,200 people using Cross Border Xpress any day, peaking last Spring Break with 5,000 travelers using the facilities in just one day, said Valle. High ranking officials from Mexico and the United States celebrated an official opening of the facility with a private tour and a public ceremony held this Thursday on the American side of the Cross Border Xpress. Among the high ranking officials present was Mexico Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, Claudia Ruiz Massieu; Mexico Secretariat of Communications and Transportation, Gerardo Ruiz Esparza; Mexico


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