Sunday - Feb 28, 2021

Latin Briefs

  • State Legislature bans toxic toys

    by Juliana Birnbaum Fox An empty plaza at Mission and 24th streets One of the leaders who called for a Mission boicott crosses his arms as no one heard his plight of “come here, don’t be afraid, join the boicot. Businesses didn’t close, and the call to join the boicot was a failure, on Sept.

  • Richmond presents a model of the new green economy

    by Juliana Birnbaum Fox Guillermina Castellanos (left), with Esperanza Barajas, read a testimony of abuse of domestic work of one of the miembers of United and Active Women during an act Labor Day at United Children Park on September 3.(photo by Claudia Reyes)­ Richmond’s Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, the Ella Baker Center’s Van Jones, and representatives

  • California reinvestment coalition calls to protect homeowners from predatory lending

    by Juliana Birnbaum Fox Frank Ayala (center) welcomes the new Consul of Nicaragua Denis Galeano, during a reception on his honor sponsored by the American-Nicaraguan Chamber of Commerce. L-R: Martha Vaughn, Carlos Solórzano, Elsa Cristina Jirón (the consul’s wife), consul Galeano, and his son and daughter Héctor and Anahely (PHOTO BY MARVIN J. RAMIREZ) The

  • Environmental groups challenge federal regulations on ballast water

    ­by Juliana Birnbaum Fox

    The San Francisco Bay-Delta is the most invaded aquatic ecosystem in North America, with one new non-native species established in San Francisco Bay every 14 weeks. Arguments were heard last week in Federal Appeals court in a case challenging Environmental Protection Agency rules exempting the discharge of vessel ballast water containing invasive species from regulation under the Clean Water Act.

  • Supervisor Daly introduces legislation to regulate “push” polls

    by Juliana Birnbaum Fox

    A type of telephone polling called persuasion or “push” polls, whose purpose is more to plant information rather than measure public opinion, have been increasingly used to influence voters with misleading or false language.

    Supervisor Daly’s bill, co-sponsored by Supervisors Ammiano and Mirkarimi, wouldrequire disclosure of these polls when conducted within 60 days of an election and related to candidates for a San Francisco elective office.

  • Fall semester to begin at City College of San Francisco(

    by Elisabeth Pinio

    City College of San Francisco will soon welcome students for the Fall 2007 semester, which begins Wednesday, August 15. Online registration is available now, through August 13. Students may continue to register for credit classes through August 31 by visiting the classroom. Enrollment for noncredit courses is available anytime during the fall semester.

    Credit courses are $20 per unit, with a health fee of $18 for the semester. Noncredit courses are free, and financial aid is available for all courses.

  • Would-be killer killed by the would be victim

    by Marvin J. Ramírez

    Photo by Marvin J. Ramírez­Photo by Marvin J. Ramírez

    A man was gun down and died by a local merchant after the shop owner learned that someone was coming to kill him, according to confidential sources.