“We will be having a council study session on the Marshall Plan on January 31st,” clarified city of Stockton’s Mayor, Ann Johnston, during the first city council meeting of 2012.
STOCKTON, CA — On Friday, January 6, 2012, the Stockton Port received a special package whose delivery not only benefitted Stockton, but turned into a life saving story for Russia.
(bw) CALIFORNIA.— While the value of the dollar has decreased over the last several years and U.S. consumer prices increased to 3.4 percent over 2011 the cost of living continues to raise for Northern and Central California residents.
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 – Only a week away from Christmas, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) along with community members, and organizations, gathered to assemble nearly 1,600 food baskets for disadvantaged families in San Joaquin County.
(TRACY, CA) – The City of Tracy in partnership with Tracy Delta Solid Waste Management, Inc.
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.
(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).
(bw) Today, if I want to buy postage stamps, mail a letter or drop off a package – there is a post office offering all those services within 16 minutes from where I work. But soon, it could disappear, due to a $5.1 billion dollar deficit and tight new legislative restrictions imposed on the U.S. Postal Service. Continue reading
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.
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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.
Rick Salsedo achieved the goals he set himself when he was a kid. “From a young age, maybe about third grade I wanted to do one of two things, I either wanted to be in the Army; or I wanted to be a police officer,” said Salsedo.
Support for a protesting momentum called “Occupy Wallstreet” began by the group Adbusters in New York has grown into a nationwide protest. Sprouting other protests such as Occupy San Francisco, and Occupy Sacramento in California. The message they are sending is simple, “We are the 99%.”
The leaderless yet, peaceful and non-partisan protest is focused on one main objective; to end governmental corruption they believe is caused by the top 1%. Although views on how to correct the problem differentiate, they all believe they are working toward a common mission; a better economy.
In Stockton, there is a peaceful protest scheduled on the sidewalks of DiCarli Square across the street from the downtown movie theatre, and across the street from Bank of America- on Wednesday October 12, 2011 beginning at 7:00 AM. The community is expected to come out in support bringing people in the labor sector, college students, homeless, people who have been through foreclosures, educators, those who have lost their homes, the unemployed, laid off, and more…
Additional information visit occupywallstreet.org
San Joaquin County Sheriff and the City of Stockton Police Department receive grant
San Joaquin County, —The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services will grant $4,595,360 to San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office and $7,817,161 to Stockton City Police.