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Wreaking Havoc on our Crops: Oriental fruit fly

STOCKTON, CA — The Oriental fruit fly quarantine continues in Stockton, agriculture officials say they hope to end it in July. Continue reading

BRIEF: Downtown Farmers Market Kick Off


STOCKTON, CA – Prior to 2011 the Downtown Stockton Alliance held a farmers market in downtown Stockton

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Former Nena’s Restaurant Burns — community says good-bye


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Stockton, CA — Monday, January 30, 2012; 911 calls were made as smoke was billowing out of a vacant building at 1604 Waterloo Road near “D” Street — the former Nena’s Restaurant building was blazing on fire.

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INTERVIEW: I am an Artisan Baker


Angelica Jaramillo starts her day at four in the morning.  White flour covers her apron, and the smell of warm, freshly baked bread surrounds her.
Jaramillo is one of the few female artisan bakers (panaderos) producing authentic Mexican pastries at Saguayo Market, located on Center Street in Stockton, California.
For Jaramillo, her trade of baking pan dulce comes from the many hours she spent as a child in a bakery owned by her parents in Michoacán, Mexico.

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The 2011 Top 10 Stories Most Read

As we begin 2012, Bilingual Weekly’s newsroom extracted the top 10 most read stories during the last 352 days.  Please note that the top 10 stories were not selected by the Bilingual Weekly’s staff, our team ran the English website’s analytics’ report which evaluates the hits received daily and it ranked each story from the highest number of hits to the lowest ranking in local news coverage. The following stories are briefs of the top 10 stories you, our readers clicked on.

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Avoid Wild Mushrooms

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By Mayra Barrios

Avoid Wild Mushrooms

As the winter mushrooms season come s near, the California Department of Public Health reminds consumers that eating wild mushrooms can cause serious illness and even death.

“It is very difficult to distinguish which mushrooms are dangerous and which are safe to eat.  Therefore, we recommend that wild mushrooms not be eaten unless they have been carefully examined and determined to be edible by a mushroom expert,” Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and State Public Health Officer in a recent press release to alert consumers.

According to the California Poison Control System (CPCS), 1,748 cases of mushroom ingestion were reported statewide in 2009-2010.  Among those cases two individuals died and ten individuals suffered a major health outcome.

The most serious illnesses and deaths have been linked primarily to mushrooms known as Amanita phalloides, or the “death cap”. Mushrooms that grow in California and are commonly found during fall, late winter or spring reported the CDPH.

In 2009 The Record reported that a family from Lodi ended up in an intensive-care unit at a San Francisco hospital after eating “death cap” mushrooms by mistake.

Immigrants are susceptible to confusing these two varieties of mushrooms because they often resemble their native countries edible varieties.

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