San Joaquin Valley

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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

$5 Million for San Joaquin Valley

California's San Joaquin Valley and Central Va...


SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CA – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that California has been awarded $21 million in federal funding to improve air quality.  Continue reading

Day of the Dead Increases its Community Presence


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).

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New Mortgage Help Center intents to help the whole region

“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. ■

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

Dying for a Glass of Clean Water in San Joaquin CA’s Valley

New America Media, Photo Essay, david bacon, Posted: Aug 22, 2011

d_bacon_water_500x279LANARE, 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.

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Senator Boxer offers new raft for underwater homeowners

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.

Thus a new U.S. Senate Bill seeks to help borrowers who continue to make their mortgage payments on time, but whose homes have lost value during the real estate crisis.  Continue reading

Public input sought to protect delta

Sacramento, CA / Bilingual Weekly

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

UC Merced Gears Up for Year of Growth, Changes

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

Huerta becomes Pacific’s Honoris Causa

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

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