Brenda Perez, a San Joaquin Delta College student, wants to be a civil engineer. She is the President at SkillsUSA Region for the college division in California. Continue reading
Interview of Andrea Gutierrez in Stockton, California by Mayra Barrios.
Stockton native, artist and arts advocate, Andrea Gutierrez, has a passion for education and children.
Upon her graduation from the University of the Pacific, she created Leaders of Civil Liberties, a print series in which she carved images of civil liberties leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, President Barack Obama and others, and printed them. Read More Here: http://bwnews.us/2012/01/15/interview-i-am-inspired-by-civil-liberty-leaders/
Upon her graduation from the University of the Pacific, she created Leaders of Civil Liberties, a print series in which she carved images of civil liberties leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, President Barack Obama and others, and printed them.
“I look[ed] to other heroes as I was searching for a father figure as a child…” explained Gutierrez. She found inspiration in national heroes, as they work from the heart and mirror her dual heritage — she describes herself as “Afro-Latina.” Gutierrez’s inspiration has motivated her to graduate while working and raising her two children as a single mother.
At her young age, Gutierrez has a strong history of advocacy for the arts and education. She was Stockton Arts Commissioner and presently serves as Board Member at the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery. Her passion for working with children opened the door for her to work at San Joaquin’s Micke Grove Zoo. At the Zoo she headed the Zoofari Summer Camp teaching children about animals, ecology, and conservation; an educational experience she is now furthering to become a teacher. “I am working on my Master’s and hope to become a teacher in the future,” remarked Guitierrez.
Andrea encourages other women to never give up as everyone can achieve whatever they set out to do: “it’s about a support system, to have someone there to encourage you.” Andrea recommends everyone have the right people on their side. She recently found a strong pillar by her side, her new husband Jesus Andrade, and they are looking to move to the Los Angeles area, “I am applying for UCLA to finish my Master’s program.”
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.
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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.
After 23 years of service and the several service awards including the Firefighter of the Year, Edmond A. Rodriguez feels “honored” to be promoted as the new Deputy Fire Chief of the Stockton Fire Department.
Rodriguez shared with the Bilingual Weekly some his experiences along his successful career.
SACRAMENTO, CA — The Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento is participating on the Center for Investigation and Economic Docents (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas —CIDE) a citizens’ initiative to promote the Cultural aspects of open dialog, the general public is invited to participate in the Migration and Governance Professional Course which will be offered from September 30th to December 16th, 2011.
A Closer Look at Animals in the Circus. “Just before the elephants go on stage to perform, handlers strike them with bullhooks—heavy, steel-tipped devices —to intimidate them, remind them -who’s boss,” said Delcianna Winders, Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement in a special interview to the Bilingual Weekly.
By Mayra Barrios
STOCKTON, CA – Trapeze artists floating through the air, elephants, comical clowns, and animals under a big top have created the circus into a magical and fun environment that has entertained families for generations.
Montecuzoma Sanchez exclusive to Bilingual Weekly
Content of this interview is preserved in its conversational form.
STOCKTON, CA – Baby Bash known to the country for his R&B, Rap, and Pop style music. Originally from Vallejo, California he is one of the few Chicano’s that have prevailed into Mainstream music. Bash came to Stockton to have an album release party at Taste Ultra Lounge on Friday 25, 2011 and we got to ask him a few questions:
When Carl Toliver was called back to lead Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) last year as he faced more than one large and looming problem after another. A diminishing administration battered by politics and ineffective leadership, distrustful labor unions working under the constant fear of layoffs, continually reducing budgets, and stubbornly low student academic performance. Continue reading
A newcomer in the local political arena, Carlos Villapudua surprised many by defeating seasoned politicians and finally getting elected County Supervisor on November 2009. Then, as he was sworn in, he surprised some more by being named Chairman of the Board on his first Board meeting. Continue reading
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Susan Talamantes Eggman, the first Latina to serve in the Stockton City Council, was elected four years ago after exposing City neglect of Southside neighborhoods and problems. Now, thanks to the ongoing economic recession, things seem to be worse. As she seeks reelection, we dared to ask… Continue reading