Archives for June 2007

Weekly Eater: Good Value for a Restaurant at Universal Citywalk

By Carmen Shiu, Courier Entertainment Editor

Camacho’s Cantina
1000 Universal Center Drive
Citywalk Suite 133
Universal City, CA 91608
(818) 622-3333

On our second day of the 2007 Senior Grad Nite trip, we went to have fun at Universal Studios. The park closed at 6:00pm, so we needed to check in with our chaperones before we head off to the Universal Citywalk right next to the park for an hour and 45 minutes. My friends and I decided to eat dinner there before we had to go back to the hotel. We were afraid of high prices because it is usually rather expensive near such huge attractions, but we were wrong when we stepped into CamachoÂ’s Cantina, a Mexican restaurant. They conveniently placed a menu outside of their door. The prices seemed fairly decent, so we were good to go.

Our waiter kindly asked us if we wanted to sit outside in the patio area or inside. With our indecisiveness, some of us blurted out inside already, so we sat there instead. It was pretty dimmed in there, but the atmosphere was comfortable enough. However, it was a rather bit weird that either the chairs were much higher, or the table was much lower. Either way, that didnÂ’t affect our good feeling about the place.

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Colts Trejo, Gooch Chosen in Baseball’s First Year Players Draft

Courier Staff Report

Recently graduated senior Josh Trejo and fellow alumnus Wayman Gooch, now an Ohlone College sophomore, have been selected in the recent Major League Baseball First Year Players draft.

Trejo,a 6-foot-1, 215-pound lefty, gets a chance to play for the Milwaukee Brewers organization, while Gooch was selected by the Colorado Rockies.

The Milwaukee Brewers took Trejo in the 27th round; he was the 821st overall pick.
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Listen Up: Listen Up: Kelly Rowland’s Back Again

By Carmen Shiu, Courier Entertainment Editor

After an entire year of delay, former Destiny’s Child member, Kelly Rowland, is finally releasing her sophomore album on Tuesday, July 3, 2007. “Ms. Kelly” (originally “My Story”) has thirteen tracks Rowland has worked on since 2004. She included many of her own songwritings into this album. Rowland wanted some “party records” on the album, rather than filled with deep lyrics. Well, she somewhat succeeded. The guest appearances include Eve, Snoop Dogg, Tank, and even Da Brat. The important thing is that Rowland is back again and she is ready to shine better this time around.

RowlandÂ’s debut single is “Like This,” featuring Eve. It is currently doing better on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at #7 compared to #50 on the Billboard Hot 100. When Rowland had a gut feeling for Eve to appear on this track, she was right. Together, they produced an excellent track. If anything, it should be played on the radio more often.
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School Board Briefs: $105.1 Million Budget Passed

By Rick LaPlante, New Haven Schools Public Information Officer

The Board of Education on Tuesday night approved the 2007-08 budget and multi-year projections for 2008-09 and 2009-10.

The $105.1 million budget for 2007-08 reflects the realities of declining enrollment – it is expected that about 200 fewer students will be enrolled in the fall than this year, equating to approximately $1.1 million less in state revenue. Salaries and benefits account for 95 percent of the unrestricted general fund (85 percent is desirable). A 4.53 cost-of-living adjustment will be passed through to employees, per the District’s multi-year agreements with the New Haven Teachers Association, California School Employees Association and New Haven Administrators Association.
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Opinion: Safer Sex, Contraception Should Get a Share of Yearbook’s Teen Parent Spotlight

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By Bethany Stringer, Courier Staff Writer

I was looking through one of my friend’s yearbooks, having been too cheap to buy my own, when two pages caught my attention. They were near the front, pages 26 and 27 to be exact, and they covered the rather controversial subject of teen pregnancy. This did not bother me, that is, until I read the three-paragraph blurb that accompanied the various pictures of teenage parents and their children.

The idea of dedicating two pages in the yearbook to this subject is not itself wrong. Rather, it is the way that teen pregnancy is described by the people responsible for these pages (no offence to Jeffery or Alex, I’m sure that you’re nice people). When articles like this are written and placed in a book where thousands of young minds will see it, some discretion should be used.
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Sunday’s Funny

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Opinion: More than Just Cream Floats on Top

By Fermin Sierra, Courier Staff Writer

I am one of a kind, so unique that I usually don’t use terms like “one of a kind”. I know what people are thinking because I am people. To put it simply, you believe me because I believe myself. I am the only person in the world who wakes up in the morning (3:15 am, to beat the crowds) and brushes his teeth for five minutes only to reveal the biggest sh*t-eating grin you’ve ever seen. I am determined to be convincing. You know, the guy that calls you “Karen” or “Max” until you think and act just like Karen or Max would.
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