WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit came to conclusion that Arizona’s controversial immigration legislation, Senate Bill (S.B.) 1070, was determined to be mostly unlawful in a 5- 3 decision in Arizona V. United States that excluded Justice Kagen. Continue reading
STOCKTON, CA — On Thursday, June 28, 2012, the City of Stockton joined an estimated 640 Government entities that have file bankruptcy since 1937: when Chapter 9 Title 11 was enacted into the United States Bankruptcy Code, available exclusively to municipalities. Continue reading
STOCKTON, CA — “Meet Me at the River” was the theme for the second annual Delta Fusion Pageant, held at Stockton’s Victory Park during the morning of Saturday June, 30th. Continue reading
STOCKTON, CA- Sixteen students from Santa Clara University (SCU) took a 257 mile stroll through the State of California for a class on Social Justice and the arts. They began in Ocean Beach on June 14th and their path took them through Stockton on June 19th — their destination Yosemite. Father Dean from St. Mary’s church connected with the fifteen students that made it to Stockton and he created a full itinerary of various educational opportunities in hopes that they learn about issues facing Stockton and the Central Valley. Continue reading
Escalon, CA – May 25, 2012 lavender Season began for lavender Hallow Farms in Escalon, CA.
STOCKTON, CA — The Oriental fruit fly quarantine continues in Stockton, agriculture officials say they hope to end it in July. Continue reading
Written By: Fr. Dean McFalls, St. Mary’s Church, Stockton CA 95202
Fifty years ago, a quiet farm-worker, together with a diverse gathering of people concerned with the rights and the wellbeing of those who labor in our fields and orchards, founded the United Farm Workers. A grass-roots organization supported by many leaders in the highest levels of American government, the UFW has changed for good the conditions of campesinos (farm workers) and all who work with them throughout the United States. Continue reading
STOCKTON, CA – The philanthropic Aspen Institute has ranked San Joaquin Delta College as one of the nation’s 120 best community colleges, challenging it to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Continue reading
EDITORS NOTE: Earlier this year, Investigative Reporter Deanna Lynn Wulff discovered the Peripheral Canal‘s 12 Billion dollar projection may be closer to 40 billion.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Bill Berryhill announced April 24, 2012 that the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife passed out two common sense water measures, Assembly Bills 2421 and 2422.
AB 2421 requires that an independent third party Cost/Benefit analysis must be completed on any plan that is submitted as part of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). Many in the Delta have strongly expressed skepticism to the BDCP’s ability to achieve the co-equal goals that were mandated by the Legislature in 2009. Nearly all of the options being studied, including a tunnel that could divert the entire Sacramento River around the Delta, will have a significant financial burden on California. Continue reading
Approved in October of 2011, applications for the CA DREAM ACT (AB-131). are now open for qualifying students. Similar to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid most known as FAFSA, the Student Aid Application for Dream Act Students (SAADAS) will determine eligibility for California student financial aid. The California Student Aid Commission will have an all day live Webinar on April 20th to answer questions via IM & Text messages on the California DREAM ACT. There will be specific hour sections in several languages for students, teachers, counselors and parents.
Students may download the application at: http://www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp
SACRAMENTO, CA — “Since 2007, California’s agricultural industry has experienced the highest agricultural sales recorded to date and continues to lead the nation in agricultural cash,” explains Section 2 of Assembly Bill (AB) 1544. The bill highlights that California’s agricultural sales ranged between 36 billion dollars up to more than 38 billion since 2007. Continue reading
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
Stockton, Ca- As part of his tour in California, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited Stockton for a campaign fundraiser breakfast on Tuesday, March 27th, at the Villa Angelica, Home of Faye & Alex Spanos. Continue reading
Central Valley, CA — “I thought the hardest part of being an astronaut was the training. I didn’t realize it was going to be proving it in court,” said Jose Hernandez, Candidate for the 10th Congressional District. Continue reading