San Joaquin County California

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Low turnout at the County Polls

Carlos Villapudua watches the polls on a laptop with supporters

(bw) San Joaquin County — a low 25.9 percent of the county’s voters opted to have a voice on the 2012 primary election.  However, San Joaquin was not alone, across the State of California; voter turnout averaged below 30 percent. Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo Parade’s First Annual King and Queen Pageant

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

Stockton Cinco de Mayo Parade 2012 Gears Up


San Joaquin County — The Coalition of Mexican-American Organizations (known for its acronym in Spanish COMA) announced that the 2012 Cinco de Mayo Parade will be held May 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Stockton’s downtown. Continue reading

Connecting Community to Combat Asthma

          Panel discussion (From Left to Right) Dr. George Bensch, Dr. Karen Furst, Pharmacist Allen Shek, Registered Nurse Robin Orr.







“San Joaquin County overall, for all ages, has a higher prevalence of asthma than the State of California,” said San Joaquin County Public Health Services, Doctor  Karen Furst.


San Joaquin County, CA – The San Joaquin County Public Health‘s Obesity & Chronic Disease Prevention Taskforce held the 2012 asthma summit, “Connecting Continue reading

Recognizing A Trauma Advocate

Update: The women’s Center Women’s Center Welcomes a new keynote speaker, Filmmaker and Activist Nancy Schwartzman Annual Luncheon Returns to Civic Auditorium. Please read updated story CLICK HERE.




The Women’s Center of San Joaquin recognizes Advocate for survivors of trauma including homeless, survivors of child abuse, domestic violence, acute trauma, and natural disasters: author and Zen Master Laura van Dernoot Lipsky at this years 32nd annual luncheon.

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, CA – The Women’s Center will host its 32nd Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the Stockton Civic Auditorium.

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Audio books for Military personnel

Connect parents in service and their children

Charterhouse Center for Families in partnership with Karl Ross Post 16 launched its Boots-N-Books campaign.  Boots-N-Books is a program that brings military families together through literacy and books.  The kick-off campaign was on Wednesday, March 7th at the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading

Dr. Sylvia Ulmer recognized at Susan B. Anthony Awards

By Mayra Barrios

The 2012 Susan B. Anthony awards recognized the talent and dedication of ten women in San Joaquin County in a ceremony held at the Stockton Golf and Country Club on Thursday February, 16.

The San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women created the Susan B. Anthony Women Awards 36 years ago to honor women’s achievements.

Dr. Silvia Ulmer,Director of Elementary Education at Stockton Unified School District.

Among the recipients of the 2012 award is Dr. Sylvia Ulmer, Director of Elementary Education at Stockton Unified School District (SUSD).  Born in El Salvador, Ulmer came to the United State at the age16 years old and worked alongside her family, harvesting the crops of the region. Continue reading

Two Latinas Vying for the CA Assembly| Mayra Barrios


(bw) CALIFORNIA – The new 13th State Assembly District offers the Latino community a possibility of having a Latina as the Member representing San Joaquin County — two Latinas are vying for the District.

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California Republican Women Federated Elects First Latina

STOCKTON, CA – It is an historical first, that a Latina was elected by her peers at a statewide conference held
in Visalia, CA during the weekend of October 22 – 23, 2011, to vote on new leadership. The
California Republican Women Federated is the largest Republican Women Federated Club in
the United States.

Stockton’s very own Carol Trujillo Hadley, was elected as the 2012/2013 President of the
California Republican Women Federated (CRWF). Her term commences on January 1, 2012
and ends on December 31, 2013.

Carol had previously held the elected position of the California Federation Republican Women
Vice President Central.

Her extensive political experience has ranged from being the Executive Director of the San
Joaquin County Central Committee (twice), Campaign Consultant for various campaigns
throughout the United States, as well as Campaign Director for Shabbir Khan, San Joaquin
County Treasurer/Tax Collector.

Hadley has volunteered for various campaigns which included local, state and federal offices.
She has served on various local and statewide committees for the Republican Party, ranging
from “Health and Aging” issues to include various other statewide issues. She has and is
presently a Delegate to the California Republican Party.

According to Hadley one of her proudest achievements was the formation of the Latinas United Republican
Women Federated, California’s only Latina Republican women’s club.

Hadley will bring her ideas of female empowerment to the forefront of political policy decisions, ” I
believe Republican women need to be more involved. It is imperative on us to educate, invest
and encourage women to elective office”, stated Carol.

The California Federation of Republican Women is a distinguished organization of politically
active women, who support, encourage and inform women throughout the state about the
Republican political philosophy and necessary participation.

For additional information on the Latinas United Republican Women Federated, contact Evelia
Amador – (209) 333-7377

Occupy El Dorado Street?

occupystockton | By Roberto Radrigan

STOCKTON, CA -The message a dozen of Stockton demonstrators wanted to convey this week at the busiest downtown crossing is so simple that it defies argument: Where is the Middle Class bailout?
Faced with the worst recession since the 1930’s Great Recession, Wall Street, the biggest banks, the automakers and America’s largest corporations have gobbled up the government financial rescue packages, yet the middle class is still waiting for the jobs it was supposed to recoup, or the stable economy that was rebuilding. So, commencing on September 17, a very heterogeneous group of New York City residents started a series of demonstrations in what became known as Occupy Wall Street movement, compared by many as the Arab Spring that shook the Middle East this year.

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EVENT: $500 in Vouchers and Free emission testing for up to 525 vehicals

Emission Test at the National Environmental Re...

epa testing :Image by The U.S. National Archives via Flickr

Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. San Joaquin Delta College, Shima 2 Parking lot will be hosting a free vehicle emissions test for u to 525 vehicals with San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and Valley CAN. Continue reading

Master Gardener August Chores


Image by alice_ling

By Marcy Sousa

· It is time for some summer pruning of any wayward branches on landscape shrubs.

· Keep wisterias in bounds by heading back any long vines reaching for neighboring trees.

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WorkNet to Hold its Annual Job Fair

SAN JOAQUIN, CA – San Joaquin County WorkNet will hold its ninth annual Job and Resource Fair on Thursday, April 22nd 21st, from 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Stockton Arena. Continue reading

State Wide Spelling Bee Comes Home

Mishra, fourth-grader from Placer County was named as the 2011 California State Spelling Bee champion

Special to Bilingual Weekly News

SAN JOAQUIN, CA – Over 300 people gathered to witness the 2011 California State Elementary Spelling Bee hosted by San Joaquin County Office of Education on April 16, 2011. approximately 60 fourth- through sixth-grade students from 31counties in California who were certified as county champions by their County Superintendents of Schools competed for the championship. Continue reading

Wolk Honors Four Local Women

Senator Wolk with honoree Mercedes Rea Silveira-Gouveia

SACRAMENTO—In celebration of Women’s History Month, Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) honored four San Joaquin County women as the 5th Senate District’s 2011 Women of the Year at a ceremony at her district office in Stockton.  Continue reading

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