By Mayra Barrios
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.
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
Lincoln Latin Leadership (LLL), a parent/district-run organization at Lincoln High School, received the 2011 Golden Bell Award.
By Mayra Barrios
(bw) STOCKTON, CA – The San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SJCHCC), in partnership with the University of the Pacific and other community organizations, hosted the 9th Annual Student Financial Aid and College Awareness Workshop during the morning of Sunday, January 29th at the A.G. Spanos Hall at University of the Pacific in Stockton.
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STOCKTON, CA – Being raised in a Mormon home, Dustin Lance Black often struggled with questions about his sexuality. It wasn’t until his 20s that he “came out” as gay, but with that declaration, Black also became an activist for human rights and was determined to tell the stories of people whose relationships might not fit in with traditional definitions. Continue reading
By Mayra Barrios
(bw) STOCKTON, CA – Carrying forward the vision of Martin Luther King`s dream, diverse members of the community and outreach agencies came together to improve Stockton, gathering in the Gymnasium of St. Mary of the Assumption Church on Saturday, January 14th.
STOCKTON, CA — Monday, January 23, 2012, a public meeting will be held to learn about the South Stockton Sidewalks Improvement Project. The meeting, sponsored by the San Joaquin County Department of Public Works, will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Kennedy Community Center, 2800 South D Street, Stockton.
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, CA- A group of students at Weston Ranch High School driven by the “Christmas spirit” decided to extend their holiday enthusiasm and bring joy to families in need—only a few days away from their final exams.
STOCKTON, CA- Stockton, California – The 5th San Joaquin International Film Festival (SJIFF), hosted by San Joaquin Film Society will open tonight, January 12th. The Festival will run in Stockton, California from January 12th-14th at the Stockton Empire Theatre (1825 Pacific Avenue), and January 15th at the Janet Leigh Theatre (3601 Pacific Avenue) on the campus of University of the Pacific.
On January 11, 2012, the South San Joaquin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will install the 2012 Officers and Board of Directors.
The 2012 Board of Directors to be installed are:
As we begin 2012, Bilingual Weekly’s newsroom extracted the top 10 most read stories during the last 352 days. Please note that the top 10 stories were not selected by the Bilingual Weekly’s staff, our team ran the http://www.bilingualweekly.com English website’s analytics’ report which evaluates the hits received daily and it ranked each story from the highest number of hits to the lowest ranking in local news coverage. The following stories are briefs of the top 10 stories you, our readers clicked on.
Stockton CA — “Raising a child is like cooking a ‘tamal’ [a traditional Latin American dish made of corn based dough], you must take the proper time to plan, prepare, cook, and serve,” explained Ildefonso Nava, Principal of Cesar E. Chaves Middle School in Planada, CA; adding, “you also need to take time to clean all the dishes…
TRACY, CA – McKinley Elementary of Tracy Unified held the kick off for the Exercise Across California program on Thursday, November 17.
The San Joaquin County Office of Education in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente, the University of California, Davis Cooperative Extension, initiated, Exercise Across California, a fitness program that encourages fourth grade students to exercise.
MODESTO, CA – Valley Clean Air Now (CAN) organizes another opportunity for the community to get their smog for free, and a $500 dollar voucher for the first 50 cars that need repairs to pass the smog. The event will be held at Modesto Junior College West Campus parking lot 208 from Saturday November 19, 201 between 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
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In honor of Veterans Day, November 11th, Bilingual Weekly reached out to a member of our community who had served our country. We spoke with Vietnam Veteran Frank Reyes, who welcomed us into his home on November 10, 2011. As we visited with Reyes we met a humble person, an unsung hero to other Veterans. His service to America did not end at the closure of the Vietnam war, today, he continues to serve, annually he provides many Veteran organizations with countless volunteer hours as he helps with several tasks at each of the organizations he serves.