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Educational workshops to address consumer credit and loan problems

Stockton— “Educational Workshops about credit and debt in our community will benefit our residents,” said Rosalinda Galaviz, Community Advocate in South Stockton.

“I have seen cases of individuals who cannot find an apartment or a house to live because their credit is hurting them,” Ms. Galaviz elaborated, “in the case of a Stockton resident, ‘I know,’ she is living with a friend by renting a room because her student loans as well as some medical bills are hurting her credit…”

During the morning of March 8th, —at the Kennedy Center located on Southeast Stockton—  Housing and Economic Rights Advocates and local Officials released information of a new monthly workshop series aim to educate local residents about mortgage and debt collection issues.

“We’re excited to be bringing more of our energy and focus into the Valley, and we’re starting with San Joaquin County,” said Maeve Elise Brown, Executive Director of HERA.

San Joaquin County Officials praised the plan, “I think HERA can help fulfill a need,” highlighted San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney, James Lewis as he acknowledge underserved residents in the community.

Monica Hernandez is looking forward to the information because, “my ex-husband has drown my credit.”  Hernandez has been looking for help on reestablishing her credit as she would like to become a homeowner in a near future.

“Having the workshops southeast Stockton is great!” Galaviz acknowledge that some residents may encounter transportation issues; but, “by bringing the clinic to the neighborhood it helps.”

The series is underwritten by a grant from San Francisco-based van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation and the presenters will be offered by the Oakland based, Housing and Economic Rights Advocates.

HERA is a not-for-profit legal service and advocacy organization dedicated to helping California residents —particularly those most vulnerable.  The organization has been building a safe, sound financial future, free of discrimination and economic abuses, in all aspects of household financial concerns.

The San Joaquin County Human Services Agency and HERA are working together in elaborating the workshops and legal clinics calendar which will soon be published.  Anyone may obtain more information about the workshops by contacting Erté Boyette, Community Program Manager at (209) 468-1549 or by contacting HERA at (510) 271-8443.

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STOCKTON, CA- Stockton communities joined the 29th Annual National Night Out against crime on Tuesday August, 7th. Continue reading

Stockton has PRIDE for the first time

STOCKTON, CA – The San Joaquin Pride center will host Stockton’s first Pride Festival in recent history on Saturday, August 25th, 2012 at Oak Grove Regional Park. In Addition, there will be a pre-event celebration and art exhibition held on Friday, August 24th, 2012 at the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery from 6PM until 9PM. Continue reading

EVENT: St. Gertrudes Bazar

STOCKTON, CA – St. Gertrude’s will be hosting their Bazar this weekend. Saturday, 8/4 from 1-9PM and Sunday 8/5 from 11am – 9pm.$1.00 donation at the door 1663 E. Main Street Stockton, California. Contact (209) 466-0278 for more information.

Women Recognized for their Courage, Leadership and Strength: The Adelita Awards

2012 Adelita’s by Tex- Mex Photo

(bw) STOCKTON, CA — “These women are courageous, have perseverance, and lots of strength,” said Connie Martinez, co-chair of the Adelita  Awards at the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery while explaining that they selected women who are not necessarily in the spotlight.  “There are a lot of women that do not have the opportunity to have a university degree; but they work really hard throughout their lives.” Continue reading

VIDEO: State of the City, Stockton 2011-2012



Cinco de Mayo Parade Winners

STOCKTON, CA –  Sunday May 6, 2012 the Coalition of Mexican American organizations (COMA) held their annual Cinco de Mayo parade in Downtown Stockton. COMA hires a professional judges association, Pacific COast Judges Association, to judge the parade and give awards to the best parade entries with the theme of ‘Peace in the Valley.’ Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo Parade’s First Annual King and Queen Pageant

San Joaquin County, CA — “Being bilingual gives me the ability to communicate in the workforce and it allows me the opportunity to understand my roots and background,” explained Gabriela Fernandez who was crowned Queen of the Cinco de Mayo Parade Pageant 2012. Continue reading

Stockton Cinco de Mayo Parade 2012 Gears Up


San Joaquin County — The Coalition of Mexican-American Organizations (known for its acronym in Spanish COMA) announced that the 2012 Cinco de Mayo Parade will be held May 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Stockton’s downtown. Continue reading

“Masked Warriors Live” at the Stockton Arena

Stockton, CA- Luchastars such as Lizmark Jr., Super Nova, Pequeño Halloween, Marco Corleone, RJ Brewer, Shane “Hurricane” Helms and Chavo Guerrero Jr., Latin Lover, Melina and Mexican legends, La Parka, Tinieblas and Blue Demon Jr.-all gathered at the “Masked Warriors Live” held at the Stockton Arena on Sunday, March 25, 2012. Continue reading

San Antonio Scorpions win soccer match against Los Dorados de Sinaloa

Stockton, CA- The San Antonio Scorpions, a new franchise of the North American Soccer League (NASL), won their game against the Mexican team, Dorados de Sinaloa, with a score of 3-0 on March 14, at Banner Island Baseball Park. Continue reading

More Recycling: More Jobs

Stockton, CA– The City of Stockton was home to the 8th annual REXPO, whose theme this year was “Unplugged,” on March 14, 2012 between the hours of 7:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the Hilton Hotel. The event was hosted by Green Team of San Joaquin, a program of the Stockton Chamber of Commerce.

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UFW Starts Negotiations in San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County — “We are slaves in the U.S.” said Jose Garcia, a resident of Stockton, during a general meeting with United Farm Workers Union (UFW) at the Comisión Honorifica Mexicana (Honorific Mexican Commission) on Wednesday, March 7th.

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Audio books for Military personnel

Connect parents in service and their children

Charterhouse Center for Families in partnership with Karl Ross Post 16 launched its Boots-N-Books campaign.  Boots-N-Books is a program that brings military families together through literacy and books.  The kick-off campaign was on Wednesday, March 7th at the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading

An opportunity for Mexican Athletes in the U.S

Sacramento,CA- The General Mexican Consulate in Sacramento is offering athletes of Mexican origin living in Northern California the opportunity to compete in México and eventually have the option of pursuing a career in México. As in previous years, the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME) invites the Mexican community to participate in the National Olympiad 2012, organized by the National Commission of Physical Culture and Sports (CONADE) of México, to be held in May and June this year. Those interested in participating in any of the 32 disciplines that shape the competition must apply at the Consulate and submit the registration form and additional requirements before March 23, 2012.

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