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Students Infused with the Holiday Spirit

WEston Ranch Students

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, CA- A group of students at Weston Ranch High School driven by the “Christmas spirit” decided to extend their holiday enthusiasm and bring  joy to  families in need—only a few days away from their final exams.

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Arena’s Winter Wonderland donations roll in to local Charities


STOCKTON, CA- Stockton Arena‘s Winter Wonderland a three-day public ice skating event from December 20 through December 22, brought more than 3050 people.  Continue reading

A Child is Born for Us, a Son Sent from Heaven

Fr. Dean McFalls, St. Mary‘s Parish, Stockton
Special to Bilingual Weekly

Monday at midnight, a knock came on the door.  “Who could that be?” we asked ourselves.  Were we already close enough to Christmas that Santa might be here? Continue reading

Arena’s Ice gets crowd


Stockton. CA / Bilingual Weekly

Several hundred people lined up on the early afternoon at the Stockton Arena this past Monday, December 20, 2010, just to have a chance to skate the same ice that has given the Thunders so many victories. Continue reading

Concilio Food Bags benefit 600 on its first year


Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly
It was still cold that morning but sisters Denia and Ester Flores do not feel it anymore.
The two moms had arrived by 6:30 a.m. Saturday, December 18, 2010, to the Council for the Spanish Speaking (El Concilio)’s parking lot… some of the first people lining up to exchange a yellow coupon for foodstuffs, just in time for Christmas. Continue reading

Winter Wonderland Skating


Stockton, CA/ Bilingual Weekly
Today and for the third straight year, the Stockton Arena opens its ice field for everyone’s skating enjoyment.
Coinciding with the Christmas spirit —and Stockton schools’ Winter Break— the Arena will offer four 1:45 minutes skating sessions for three consecutive days starting today Monday, December 20th through Wednesday December 22th. Admission is $5 per person at the door with skate rental.
“Come out with your non-perishable food items such as canned goods and receive a $1 discount on entry,” said Stockton Arena’s Arlene Galindo, “the food will be donated to our local food bank.”
The Arena’s ice field is the same where the Stockton Thunder hockey team wins once and again. There will be hot coffee and chocolate available for purchase, as well as other stands, added Galindo.

Session Times:
Session 1 – 1:00pm to 2:45pm
Session 2 – 3:00pm to 4:45pm
Session 3 – 5:00pm to 6:45pm
Session 4 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm (FINAL SESSION)

Skate rental available in a variety of sizes on a first come first serve basis. For group tickets, call (209) 373-1400

The Gift of Family Time

Strengthening family ties during the holidays and beyond

Lani Schiff-Ross, Executive Director / First 5 San Joaquin
Special to Bilingual Weekly

We all have such busy schedules that it can be a challenge to find time to spend together as a family. But quality time is important because when parents learn and play with their children every day, it boosts a child’s self-esteem and helps kids develop positive relationships. Continue reading

Rain or not, Tracy lit up downtown

Tracy, CA / Bilingual Weekly

Downtown Tracy filled its wet streets with the lights of tens of Christmas-themed floats on Saturday, December 4, 2010. The rain did not keep people from lining up the route of the Tracy Lights Parade, cheering and snapping pictures of the gilded vehicles and bands slowly heading the Tracy Transit Station, where the City’s Holiday Tree was lit, and where children could visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. (See photos)

Rain didn’t damp Stockton’s Christmas spirit

Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly

There was plenty Christmas-ing around Stockton this past Saturday, December 4, 2010. Continue reading

Stockton Starlight Night to start in the morning

Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly

The evening of Saturday, December 4, 2010 will be packed with Christmas activities around Stockton… all day!
Lincoln Center —between 10 am and 4 pm— will present “Packed with Pride” with live entertainment, a visit with Santa and carriage rides. Information at (209) 477-4868 and Continue reading

Traditional river parade returns to Stockton

See pictures from the last four years!

A favorite Stockton Christmas tradition—the holiday lighted boat parade—returns for the 31st year, announced organizers. Every year the boat parade, dubbed Delta Reflections —along with the lighting of the City Christmas Tree— heralds the beginning of the Holiday Season in Stockton. Continue reading

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