Bakersfield, CA – Richard Chavez, advocate for farm workers rights died on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. The United Farm Worker Association (UFW) announced that his death resulted from the complications of a surgery in a hospital in Bakersfield, California. Chavez, born November 12, 1929 in Yuma, Arizona lived 81 years. Continue reading
(bw) Washington, DC — on June 14th, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced House Resolution (HR) 2164 “the Legal Workforce Act” — a bill which expands the E-Verify system making it mandatory for all U.S. employers.
“E-Verify is a successful program to help ensure that jobs are reserved for citizens and legal workers,” explained Congressman Smith.
www.bilingualweekly.com By Mayra Barrios (bw original) June 21, 2011
SACRAMENTO, ca —
The second part of the “California Dream Act,” Assembly Bill (AB) 131 which would allow undocumented students access to financial aid, for higher education, was approved with a 7 to 2 vote — on Tuesday June 21, 2011 in the Senate Education Committee.
(Modesto, CA)– Thursday, June 16, 2011, the North County Corridor Project – State Route 108 (SR-99 to SR-120) will host an open house at the Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe Street, Riverbank, California, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. A brief presentation describing the project and the environmental process will be made at 7:00 p.m.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)—as the lead agency responsible for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)—in cooperation with the North County Corridor Transportation Expressway Authority, is preparing an Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the North County Corridor Project – State Route 108 (SR-99 to SR-120). The purpose of the project is to construct a west-east freeway/expressway with interchanges, at-grade intersections, grade-separated railroad crossings, irrigation district crossings, frontage roads, and street realignments. The proposed project would extend approximately 25 miles from a location on State Route 99, to a location on State Route 120 east of the City of Oakdale. The alignment may be an entirely new roadway or may be incorporated into the existing roadway network.
“The open house is an opportunity to learn about what is being planned and to provide comments or concerns about the project,” said Gail Miller, Senior Environmental Planner.
Maps, information about the project, and other displays will be available. Representatives from Caltrans and the North County Corridor Transportation Expressway Authority, along with other specialists in engineering, environmental studies, and right-of-way will be available to discuss individual concerns and answer questions. Members are invited to attend any time between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Written public comments will become part of the public record and will be considered in developing the environmental document. Comments must be submitted to Gail Miller, Senior Environmental Planner, Caltrans, Central Sierra Environmental Analysis Branch, 2015 East Shields Avenue, Suite 100, Fresno, CA 93726 or by e-mail to Gail_Miller@dot.ca.gov.
For general information about the project, contact Jesus Vargas@dot.ca.gov. Or, contact Matt Machado, Authority Manager, North County Corridor Transportation Expressway Authority, at (209) 525-6550 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For environmental information, contact Gail Miller, Senior Environmental Planner, Caltrans, (559) 240-8274/(209) 948-3646 or e-mail Gail Miller@dot.ca.gov. For all other State Highway matters, members of the public are invited to contact District 10 Public Affairs at (209) 948-7977.
San Joaquin- Juan Sepian, trabajador del campo temporal esperaba a que alguien lo empleara en un trabajo de un día mientras contemplaba la lluvia la semana pasada — en su pensamiento, “no hay trabajo constante mientras la lluvia continúe,” el nos compartió.
MODESTO, CA – David Payne’s esteemed one-man show, “An Evening with C.S. Lewis,” will come to the Gallo Center for the Arts on Friday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. Payne has performed for sold-out crowds throughout the U.S. and Europe, delivering a message of encouragement, hope and redemption. Continue reading
Office of Congressman McNerney Via Bilingual Weekly
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) offered two amendments on the floor of the House of Representatives in the last two days aimed at combating initiatives to lower air quality and harm the environment. Language authored by Rep. McNerney would amend H.R. 910, legislation offered by House Republicans that prohibits the EPA from taking action to control greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading
Caltrans via Bilingual Weekly News
Stanislaus County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will repair