by Elisabeth Pinio
Academy Award nominee Salma Hayek will head Ventanazul, a film company devoted to bringing Latino-themed works to the screen. She will partner with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., and serve as the company’s president and CEO.
San Francisco community leaders and Immigrant and Workers Rights groups announced a March for Unconditional Amnesty on May 1 in San Francisco. The March will take place at Mission Cultural Center at 2 p.m. Organizers invite all immigrants and San Franciscans to participate in this event.
by Marvin J. Ramírez Sanctuary: the theme of the day Members of the community listen to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, promising to strengthen the city’s Sanctuary Ordenance and to participate in May 1 pro-immmigrant march. The event was held at St. Peter’s Church on April 22. ( PHOTOS BY MARVIN J. RAMIREZ ) Last …
COLOMBIA: On 19 April President Alvaro Uribe acknowledged on national TV that Colombia’s standing in the international community was being affected by the wave of accusations against him and his family.
Beginning March 21, the Berkeley Public Library will host a poster exhibition related to the Commemorative Period each year that honors the legacy of César Chavez. The display is in the flat display cases on the second floor of the Central Library at 2090 Kittredge St. at Shattuck in downtown. The exhibit runs to April 23.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced on March 6 the city’s intentions to double the number of housing authority sites that receive community policing patrols. He also introduced three criminal justice measures to reduce crime and violence including enforcement of federal trespassing on housing authority property, social services and an advisory committee for housing authority sites.