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Up with Education: A workshop for Latino Families to apply for scholarships


By Mayra Barrios

(bw) STOCKTON, CA – The San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SJCHCC), in partnership with the University of the Pacific and other community organizations, hosted the 9th Annual Student Financial Aid and College Awareness Workshop during the morning of Sunday, January 29th at the A.G. Spanos Hall at University of the Pacific in Stockton.

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Free Smog Test

MODESTO, CA – Valley Clean Air Now (CAN) organizes another opportunity for the community to get their smog for free, and a $500 dollar voucher for the first 50 cars that need repairs to pass the smog. The event will be held at Modesto Junior College West Campus parking lot 208 from Saturday November 19, 201 between 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

North County Corridor Project

(Modesto, CA)– Thursday, June 16, 2011, the North County Corridor Project – State Route 108 (SR-99 to SR-120) will host an open house at the Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe Street, Riverbank, California, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. A brief presentation describing the project and the environmental process will be made at 7:00 p.m.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)—as the lead agency responsible for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)—in cooperation with the North County Corridor Transportation Expressway Authority, is preparing an Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the North County Corridor Project – State Route 108 (SR-99 to SR-120). The purpose of the project is to construct a west-east freeway/expressway with interchanges, at-grade intersections, grade-separated railroad crossings, irrigation district crossings, frontage roads, and street realignments. The proposed project would extend approximately 25 miles from a location on State Route 99, to a location on State Route 120 east of the City of Oakdale. The alignment may be an entirely new roadway or may be incorporated into the existing roadway network.

“The open house is an opportunity to learn about what is being planned and to provide comments or concerns about the project,” said Gail Miller, Senior Environmental Planner.

Maps, information about the project, and other displays will be available. Representatives from Caltrans and the North County Corridor Transportation Expressway Authority, along with other specialists in engineering, environmental studies, and right-of-way will be available to discuss individual concerns and answer questions. Members are invited to attend any time between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Written public comments will become part of the public record and will be considered in developing the environmental document. Comments must be submitted to Gail Miller, Senior Environmental Planner, Caltrans, Central Sierra Environmental Analysis Branch, 2015 East Shields Avenue, Suite 100, Fresno, CA 93726 or by e-mail to

For general information about the project, contact Jesus Or, contact Matt Machado, Authority Manager, North County Corridor Transportation Expressway Authority, at (209) 525-6550 or by e-mail at For environmental information, contact Gail Miller, Senior Environmental Planner, Caltrans, (559) 240-8274/(209) 948-3646 or e-mail Gail For all other State Highway matters, members of the public are invited to contact District 10 Public Affairs at (209) 948-7977.

Vienna Boys Choir coming to the Valley

Wiener Sangerknaben

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Gallo Center for the Arts via Bilingual Weekly News

MODESTO, CA – (January 13, 2011) – The Gallo Center for the Arts will be hosting the acclaimed Vienna Boys Choir on Sunday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m.  Founded in 1498 by Emperor Maximilian I, this ensemble sang exclusively for the imperial court and private audiences until 1918. Continue reading

Congressman to move Stockton office in reaction to AZ Shooting

Dennis Cardoza


Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly

The attempted murder of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords in a “Your Corner” constituent appearance that resulted in the death of six people and Giffords seriously injured has caused some ripple effect in San Joaquin Valley Congress representatives. Continue reading

Soccer lovers to build own fields

Modesto CA / Bilingual Weekly
Since early 2010 and ever since starting a children and youth soccer league to help keep young people healthy and trouble-free, parents and soccer lovers from Modesto’s Airport Neighborhood are growing tired of searching for a school or park where to play the sport they love. Continue reading

Consulate: 4 days of foreclosure counseling

Sacramento, CA / Bilingual Weekly


The Consulate General of Mexico at Sacramento announces that on Thursday, November 18 and Friday 19, 2010, between 7:00 and 8:30 pm, it will be offering personalized counseling to people who require guidance about their home mortgage at the Consulate facilities, located on 1010, Eight Street, downtown Sacramento. Continue reading

Bestselling Author speaks at the Gallo

MODESTO, CA(October 15, 2010) – Greg Mortenson, co-author of #1 New York Times bestseller Three Cups of Tea and co-founder of the nonprofit Central Asia Institute and founder of Pennies for Peace will speak at the Gallo Center for the Arts about “promoting peace through education” on Saturday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m.  Continue reading

Filmmaker to highlight screening

Modesto, CA / Bilingual Weekly

Award-winner Mexican screenwriter and director Juan Carlos Rulfo is scheduled to attend Modesto’s State Theatre for the début screening of his documentary “Los que se quedan (Those Left Behind)” Continue reading

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