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If you missed it: The State of the Union Address

Remarks by the President in State of the Union Address

United States Capitol Washington, D.C. 9:10 P.M. ET

State of the Union Address

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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 http://www.bilingualweekly.com 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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Bilingual goes Weekly

Gene Acevedo

It is with great pleasure I write to inform you that Bilingual Weekly (BW) is returning to its weekly published edition starting July 2011.

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SUNDAY COMMENTARY: Cutting Deep into the Tradtions of the Elders


It’s very uncomfortable for me to discuss sexually related material in your weekly Faith Section. Yet the very real injustice of female circumcision, rightly called Female Genital Mutilation, opens naturally the question of why Americans consider male circumcision to be a foregone conclusion. Continue reading

Contractors avoid jail time in Ma. Isabel Vasquez death

Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly

No jail, just community service, probation and a fine. Continue reading

Carl Toliver: between fiscal balance and academic performace

When Carl Toliver was called back to lead Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) last year as he faced more than one large and looming problem after another. A diminishing administration battered by politics and ineffective leadership, distrustful labor unions working under the constant fear of layoffs, continually reducing budgets, and stubbornly low student academic performance. Continue reading

Census: Latinos are Stockton’s – majority

Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly

It’s a fact. Latinos —or Hispanics, as some prefer to be called— are Stockton’s ethnic majority. Continue reading

Confirmed: Vicente Fox comes to Pacific

Stockton, CA
Patrick Giblin / University of the Pacific
Special to Bilingual Weekly

Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, will be the keynote speaker at University of the Pacific’s 2011 Commencement Ceremony at 9 a.m. May 7. He will be the first former head of state to speak at a Pacific graduation ceremony. Continue reading

Isleton: Lions welcome the Hare

Isleton, CA / Bilingual Weekly
On Sunday, March 6, 2011, Isleton’s typically deserted historical Main Street came to life as traditional Chinese lion dancers visited stores and buildings to ring in the Year of the Rabbit.

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Edison cheers get national attention

Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly

What happened in Las Vegas, did not stay there.

Twenty-one Stockton’s Edison High School girls brought it back with them —the 2011 National Cheerleading Champions’ Trophy, that is. Continue reading

Commentary: Demanding Justice for Ma. Isabel

by John Morearty / Bilingual Weekly Contributor

A hundred people, brown and white young and old, stood Monday noon on the steps of the downtown San Joaquin County Courthouse. Continue reading

New Impact at the Teen Center

Stockton, CA / John Morearty / Bilingual Weekly

Fresh life is pumping in the heart of old Stockton. The City Council just entrusted the Gary and Janice Podesto Impact Teen Center to Fathers & Families of San Joaquin (FFSJ) and its leader, Sammy Nuñez. Continue reading

Commentaries on the HPA election

Ed’s Note: the recent SJ HPA election news and commentaries published in our last issue caused many reactions among Stockton’s Latino community. Other than the comments written directly into the online articles, the following two letters are the only pieces approved for publishing by their authors… Continue reading

What does the $4B Federal Budget CR trim?

Washington D.C. / Bilingual Weekly

Most people know by now President Obama has signed a document that trims $4-billion of his 2010-2011 Federal Budget Proposal in order to allow a little more time for Democrats and Republicans legislators to agree on the lingering budget. Continue reading

Senators challenge Congress to share possible pay loss

Washington, DC / Bilingual Weekly

As President Obama signed a $4-billion immediate spending cuts bill that bought a two-week stay on a possible government shutdown, Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) challenged the Republican-controlled House to share the same pains millions of  federal employees are to endure if a Budget compromise is not reached by March 18, 2011.

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