SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CA — Members of the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery in Stockton, CA, remembered their loved ones by elaborating on “ofrendas” (altars) in their memory; while communities in Mexico and other Latin American countries observed the memory of their loved ones in celebration of “Dia de Muertos” (Day of the Dead).
“We also have a regional focus is not just Sacramento, but everything within this region including Merced, Modesto and Stockton.” – Mike Hernandez, Vice President of Foreclosure Prevention of Fannie Mae.
by Mayra Barrios
SACRAMENTO, CA -The Federal National Mortgage Association known as Fannie Mae partnered with the non-profit organization NeighborWorks and opened a Mortgage Help Center in Sacramento to help struggling homeowners throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
After the success of the nearest center in Los Angeles, the Sacramento center will provide free education and one on counseling services to families who have mortgages owned by Fannie Mae.
“When the opportunity to partner with Fannie Mae presented itself, we immediately knew we wanted this resource in our city,” said Pam Canada, CEO of NeighborWorks Home in Sacramento.
“We also have a regional focus is not just Sacramento, but everything within this region including Merced, Modesto and Stockton,” said Mike Hernandez, Vice President, and Foreclosure Prevention of Fannie Mae, at the center open house.
The mortgage crisis continues on the rise, according to Hernandez close to 3,000,000 households throughout the country are going to receive some type of foreclosure notice.
“The Hispanic community has been also affected and sometimes they do not get the right information,” said Hernandez, “[at the center] about half of our staff to speak Spanish.”
“The mortgage help center will provide critical services to thousands of homeowners in our region,” said Canada. ■
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
LANARE, Calif. — When Mary Broad moved to Lanare in 1955, there were only four other families still living in this tiny, unincorporated community in the middle of the San Joaquin Valley, halfway between old Highway 99 and Interstate 5 on the cracked blacktop of Mt. McKinley Avenue.
Washington, DC / Bilingual Weekly
Despite all “feel-good” reports about a recovering economy, the San Joaquin Valley remains as Ground Zero for both unemployment and home foreclosures.
The San Joaquin and Sacramento River Delta and is not only a recreation destination, but its one of the most fertile agricultural areas in California and arguably, even the nation, contributing billions of dollars to the state’s economy. Continue reading
A new chancellor, more students and additional buildings all on tap for 2011 as UC Merced heads into the second half of its sixth academic year
Merced, CA / Scott Hernandez-Jason, UC Merced
In the coming year, the University of California, Merced, will appoint new leadership, open additional buildings, increase enrollment and hire more faculty members. Continue reading
Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly
Rarely a degree-conferring ceremony ends with faculty, administrators and attendees shouting “People unite for the common good”
But then again, this was Dolores Huerta’s doctorate ceremony. So not only they shouted “wo n-zambee!*” (Swahili word for “People unite for the common good”) but also performed the “UFW” clapping routine. Continue reading