San Joaquin

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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

Civic Auditorium locks out youth group peace message effort

Fathers and Families of San Joaquin at the Cinco de Mayo Parade

Stockton, CA — In an effort to give free financial literacy courses and personal finance development programs to impoverished minorities in San Joaquin; Leandro Vicuña elaborated a Free Financial Literacy Workshop at the Stockton Civic Auditorium — a program offered by Sus Finanzas.  “100 to 150 persons attended the workshop during its peak,” explained Vicuña. 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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Nuevo Centro de ayuda Hipotecaria intenta ayudar a toda la región

Por Mayra Barrios

SACRAMENTO, CA -La  Asociación  Nacional Federal de Hipotecas conocida como en ingles como Fannie Mae se asoció con la organización sin fines de lucro NeighborWorks  para abrir un Centro de Ayuda Hipotecaria en Sacramento con el fin de ayudar a los propietarios de viviendas en todo el Valle de San Joaquín.

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Congressman McNerney Listens to San Joaquin’s Latino leadership: He encourages the development of a five year plan
(bw news, originally published August 25,2011 in Bilingual Weekly Newspaper)
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, CA — “We got a big fire and a little hose,” City of Stockton’s Council Woman Susan Eggman summed up the many issues brought forth by Latino Leaders of San Joaquin County. The conversation was triggered by Congressman Jerry McNerney as he attempts to, “create a 5 year plan,” to address issues identified by the Leadership around the table. Continue reading

Mexican-American Hall of Fame Announces five Inductees in 2011

The Mexican American Hall of Fame calls upon the community to gather on August 27th, 2011 to recognize five outstanding San Joaquin residents as they will join San Joaquin County’s list of the County’s Latino influentials.

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Mexican Consulate Opens Its Doors to Students

By Mayra Barrios ( bw) — Sacramento, CA The Mexican Consul, Carlos Gonzales Gutierrez, met on Monday with university students in an open forum at the recently established Mexican Consulate site in Sacramento. Continue reading

Opinion:Mad As Hell Doctors on the Road Again

Suzy Arnett / Single Payer of San Joaquin

This fall the Mad as Hell Doctors (MADH) will follow-up on their  landmark 2009 National Tour across the United States with a similar tour through California. MADH is a group of activist physicians and nurses, patient advocates and other health care providers who are fighting for a Single Payer National Health Insurance Program for all Americans. Continue reading

Symphonic Family Fiesta

Stockton, CA/ Bilingual Weekly

Stockton Symphony with Guest Conductor Franco

The sound of Pepe Guizar’s popular mariachi tune “Guadalajara” echoed at University Park as part of the September 18, 2010 Day at the Park Family Concert with Stockton Symphony performing under guest conductor Andres Franco. (Click to read more and see a slid show of photos from the event) Continue reading

CA unemployment unchanged, rises in Valley

Sacramento, CA/Bilingual Weekly

California’s unemployment rate was unchanged

at 12.3 percent in July, and nonfarm payroll jobs decreased by 9,400 during the month, according to data released last week by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from two separate surveys. Continue reading

McNerney Announces $5.227 Million Grant for RTD

Stockton, CA  Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) today announced that San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will receive a $5.227 million dollar grant from the Department of Transportation.  At an event this morning at RTDs Downtown Transit Center in Stockton, Congressman McNerney was joined by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Deputy Administrator Therese McMillan and Congressman Cardoza for the announcement of the grant.  Continue reading

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