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
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(bw) STOCKTON, CA — on Friday, October 28th, Comerciantes Unidso (United Merchants) celebrated 14 years of existence at the University Plaza Hotel, in downtown Stockton. Dozens of Hispanic business owners, politicians, community business leaders, family members and friends gathered to celebrate the 14 years of service to the Latino Community.
“it was a humble night, but an important evening for Comerciantes Unidos’ members, as we continue to unite the Hispanic merchants of this city, we mutually support and simultaneously we support our Hispanic community,” Expressed Mario Eguiluz, president of the organization.
As part of the program, members who have contributed with extraordinary activism in the varios programs of the organization were honored. Among the recipients were:
Obdulia Chávez, owner of Vanssa’s Decorations
Maria Ramos, Volunteer and community activist
Ismael Cortez, President of La Comission Honorifica Mexicana (the Honofiric Mexican Comission)
Vicente Vázquez, board member of Comerciantes Unidos.
Mr. Eguiluz appreciated the support Comerciantes Unidos has offered him, and he invited the continual participation with the organization to achieve greater benefits for the community.
Comerciantes Unidos is formed by San Joaquin County Spanish speaking business owners.
Two candidates are vying for the Comerciantes Unidos (Stockton Based Merchant Group) Presidency.
Stockton, CA/Bilingual Weekly
From Thursday, September 30, 2010 —and for many years thereafter— Stocktonians will have a chance to learn a bit more about Mexico’s history.
At 5 p.m. that day, Stockton authorities, Mexican officials, community leaders and Mexicans residing in the city will gather to unveil the bust of José María Morelos y Pavón as a permanent monument at downtown Stockton’s McLeod Plaza.
Morelos was a Catholic priest and revolutionary rebel leader who led the Mexican War for Independence movement, assuming its leadership after the execution of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in 1811. He was later captured by the Spanish colonial authorities and executed in 1815.
Donated by the Mexican Government as part of that country’s Bicentennial celebrations, Stockton Spanish Speaking merchants’ association Comerciantes Unidos, took upon itself to secure the site and raise the funds to make it happen.
The bust will be the third monument to populate the plaza —along the Fallen Firefighter Memorial and the statue to The Bracero.