(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
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CA — Members of the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery in Stockton, CA, remembered their loved ones by elaborating on “ofrendas” (altars) in their memory; while communities in Mexico and other Latin American countries observed the memory of their loved ones in celebration of “Dia de Muertos” (Day of the Dead).
But the future for Mexican corn farmers and the meaningful crop is uncertain.
by Mayra Barrios (bw) SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY – Cristina Gonzales spent her childhood learning about the native corn production alongside her father in Michoacán, Mexico.
Today, Gonzales is part of Los Hijos Migrantes del Maiz (Migrant Children of the Corn); a committee that has organized the Corn Festival in Stockton in the last four years — a festival which this year took place at Taft Park on Sunday August 28. Continue reading
The full bill is available to view here: http://www.slideshare.net/whitehouse/american-jobs-actslides
Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. San Joaquin Delta College, Shima 2 Parking lot will be hosting a free vehicle emissions test for u to 525 vehicals with San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and Valley CAN. Continue reading
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CALIFORNIA- John Laird has a pivotal and powerful position. As the new California Secretary of Natural Resources, he is at the center of controversial issues such as Delta water management and park and wildlife protection. Continue reading
STOCKTON, ca -The Miracle Mile Association will celebrate the 4th of July with a Parade along Pacific Avenue. Organizers plan to have entertainment, food, and lots of fun with an all American Sprit. The parade is scheduled on Monday, July 4, 2011 at starting at 10:00 AM at the corner of Harding way and Pacific Avenue and finish South of the University of Pacific Campus. For more information e-mail talicevSPAMFILTER@gmail.com or dial (209) 463-7982.
By Mayra Barrios ( bw) — Sacramento, CA The Mexican Consul, Carlos Gonzales Gutierrez, met on Monday with university students in an open forum at the recently established Mexican Consulate site in Sacramento. Continue reading
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) announced that he will hold a telephone town hall to discuss Medicare and other issues of importance to residents of the 11th Congressional District (parts of San Joaquin, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara counties). The telephone town hall will take place on Tuesday, June 21st from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST.
Residents from cities throughout the 11th Congressional District will be contacted by phone and, if they choose to participate, will join an hour-long telephone town hall meeting during which they will be able to ask questions of Rep. McNerney. Residents of the 11th Congressional District can also contact one of Rep. McNerney’s offices to sign up in advance for the telephone town hall.
Rep. McNerney’s Stockton office can be reached at 209-476-8552 and the Pleasanton office at 925-737-0727. Members of the press who are interested in joining the telephone town hall should contact Sarah Hersh via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Provided by the Office of Congressman Jerry McNerney
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Mayra Barrios (bw) — Sacramento, CA
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
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April 14, 2011 Washington D.C. – A federal appellate court recently reversed a Board of Immigration Appeals’ (BIA) decision that would have prevented noncitizens from presenting new evidence in their removal cases – evidence that potentially could change the outcome – because they are outside the United States. Continue reading
STOCKTON, CA – The City of Stockton is accepting applications for one vacancy on the nine-member (9) Cultural Heritage Board, due to resignation of one of its members. Full terms are for four (4) years. Continue reading
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STOCKTON, CA —The traditional Cinco de Mayo Parade —scheduled for downtown Stockton on May 1, 2011— will kick-off with a Menudo Cook-off during the evening of Saturday, April 30, 2011. Continue reading