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CHOCOLATE AND CORN FLOUR: HISTORY, RACE, AND PLACE IN THE MAKING OF "BLACK" MEXICO

by Laura A. Lewis (Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, 2012, 370 pages)

Book Review by Dennis Moore

November 29, 2012 (San Diego) -- Before reading Chocolate and Corn Flour, I did not know that there was such a thing as a "Black" Mexico.” Having lived in Tijuana, Mexico for a number of years and visited a number of Mexican cities, such as Cancun and Rosarito Beach, this book comes as a revelation to me.

BAJA LEGENDS, BY GREG NIEMANN (SUNBELT PUBLICATIONS, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, 2002, 260 PAGES.)

 
Book Review by Dennis Moore

May 12, 2012 (Baja)--Greg Niemann, author of Baja Fever, and life-long Baja Buff who has traveled all over the peninsula known as Baja California in Mexico, has written a well-researched and easy-to-read history of the people and resorts that make Baja what it is today.
 
What is Baja anyway? “Baja,”  which means “Lower” in Spanish, refers to an 800-mile long peninsula separated from Mexico’s mainland by the Gulf of California – or the Sea of Cortez, if you prefer. The peninsula is comprised of two Mexican states, Baja California (Norte), with Mexicali as capital, and Baja California Sur, whose capital city is La Paz. To make it easy Norte means “North” and Sur means “South.”

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION REVISITED ON THE NEXT "HISTORY ALIVE"

 

April 30, 2012 (Lemon Grove) -- Lemon Grove Historical Society will screen the award-winning PBS special, "Don't Tread On Me:  Voices from the American Revolution," on the next "History Alive" presentation on May 3 at 7 p.m. in the H. Lee House Cultural Center, 3205 Olive, Lemon Grove.  

 

HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST ANNOUNCED FOR EL CAJON 3RD GRADE STUDENTS

 

January 20, 2012 (El Cajon ) -- Did you know that the Chase Gold Mines in El Cajon yielded $100,000?  Third grade students in El Cajon are invited to dig up more historical stories and enter an essay contest sponsored by the El Cajon Historical Society.  Children learning about local history are encouraged to write a 300-word essay about El Cajon's past.

 

RAMONA LIBRARY’S SO GREEN IT’S GOLD

County Library is Recognized for Sustainable Design with LEED Gold Certification



September 2, 2011 (Ramona) -- The Ramona Library sits on the town’s historical main street, and some residents have visited on horseback. But proof the library belongs to the future came this week when it became one of a handful of public buildings in the region to achieve LEED Gold Certification, an internationally recognized standard for sustainable, environmentally-friendly building design.
 

VIEJAS HELPS BRING HISTORY TO LIFE IN EL CAJON

 

 

 

June 2, 2011 (El Cajon) -- For the first time ever, historical characters in period costumes will present awards to winning essay writers at the El Cajon Historical Society's 30th annual Third Grade Essay Contest in El Cajon!  The award program is Monday, June 6th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Community Center, 195 E. Douglas Avenue.  Winning third grade students will receive trophies and cash.

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