Stockton, CA — Monday, January 30, 2012; 911 calls were made as smoke was billowing out of a vacant building at 1604 Waterloo Road near “D” Street — the former Nena’s Restaurant building was blazing on fire.
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Angelica Jaramillo starts her day at four in the morning. White flour covers her apron, and the smell of warm, freshly baked bread surrounds her.
Jaramillo is one of the few female artisan bakers (panaderos) producing authentic Mexican pastries at Saguayo Market, located on Center Street in Stockton, California.
For Jaramillo, her trade of baking pan dulce comes from the many hours she spent as a child in a bakery owned by her parents in Michoacán, Mexico.
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.
SACRAMENTO, CA —UC Davis Health System has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the state of Sinaloa, Mexico, to partner to improve the health and well-being of its residents through the exchange of ideas, data and research on telehealth, scientific and technical development, and neurodevelopmental disorders.
By Mayra Barrios
Avoid Wild Mushrooms
As the winter mushrooms season come s near, the California Department of Public Health reminds consumers that eating wild mushrooms can cause serious illness and even death.
“It is very difficult to distinguish which mushrooms are dangerous and which are safe to eat. Therefore, we recommend that wild mushrooms not be eaten unless they have been carefully examined and determined to be edible by a mushroom expert,” Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and State Public Health Officer in a recent press release to alert consumers.
According to the California Poison Control System (CPCS), 1,748 cases of mushroom ingestion were reported statewide in 2009-2010. Among those cases two individuals died and ten individuals suffered a major health outcome.
The most serious illnesses and deaths have been linked primarily to mushrooms known as Amanita phalloides, or the “death cap”. Mushrooms that grow in California and are commonly found during fall, late winter or spring reported the CDPH.
In 2009 The Record reported that a family from Lodi ended up in an intensive-care unit at a San Francisco hospital after eating “death cap” mushrooms by mistake.
Immigrants are susceptible to confusing these two varieties of mushrooms because they often resemble their native countries edible varieties.
By Mayra Barrios
On the left Health Insurance Specialist, Dickson Chan explains Kenneth Johnson his benefits when applying to the program Medicare.
(BW) SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, CA- 2011 marked 30 years since the first case of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) was found in the United States —a case which became an Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
A tall, brown-haired, soft-eyed woman sits back and laughs. On her office desk is a portrait of the Dalia Lama pasted next to Queen Elizabeth, and behind her desk hangs a green t-shirt that states, “Got Asthma?” It shows the lungs of a healthy child and the lungs of one in five children living in the San Joaquin Valley, one of the most polluted places in the country. Betsy Reifsnider’s unassuming cubicle looks like many in the environmental activist realm, but she is working for the Catholic Church, specifically Stockton’s Diocese–and she is in the lead. As part of a growing national movement pairing ecology with faith, Reifsnider has the only paid Catholic environmental advocacy position in the nation. Continue reading
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, CA – After ten long years of planning, Dr. Randy Pinnelli is finally moving-in and settling into what will be a new office at the Gleason House Medical Clinic. The clinic opened its doors earlier this week and is part of the Care Link program which provides no-cost medical care for the homeless community.
Latinos fall 2nd minority victims diabetes
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, CA – During the month of November health care organizations advocate to better educating the communities across the nation on diabetes as part of the American Diabetes Month. Worldwide Diabetes Day was observed during November 14th.
The United States Department of Health Human Services (USDHHS) reports that diabetes is documented to be the sixth (6) leading cause of death as a result of its complications. When comparing the San Joaquin County (SJC) Public Health 2011 Health Status Report which estimates 26 million U.S. residents to live with diabetes; an increase of 10 million if compared to the 1999 USDHHS report.
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.
STOCKTON, CA – “One-third (1/3) of adults and 17 percent of children in the United States are obese,” states a release by LaCresia Hawkins, Community Partnership for Families/CUFF FRC as she explains that “the problem is growing and even more severe amongst low-income families, and while rising costs and affordability of wholesome food are part of the problem, there are other factors at work.”
The Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento is pleased to announce the XI edition of the Binational Health Week (BHW), from October 1st to16th, in 40 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces, with the participation of the consular networks from Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia, Honduras, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.