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Raizes Collectives' space at 3840 Finley Ave, Santa Rosa, CA. All were invited to come through and bless up Raizes Collectives' humble space on Earth day, April 22nd. We give thanks to our community for all your energy and support! Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
CAP Sonoma's Roseland CBI Leaders planned the Roseland Beautification Project during the week of April 17 through April 22nd. The goal of the effort was to partner with organizations, businesses, residents and community members to spruce up the Roseland neighborhood and lay the foundation for ongoing effort to keep our commmunity safe and clean. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Danza Coyolxauqui of Santa Rosa, Ca. invited Danzantez and Andantez to a two day ceremony in celebration of our Abuela, nuestras hermanas, madres, Guerreras de la danza y comunidad. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Mi Casa grand opening at SRJC. (Multicultural Innovation Center for Academic Success and Achievement). a dedicated space where students can drop in, receive help, access computers and printers, and form connections with other students. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Hundreds march in Santa Rosa in honor of Cesar Chavez beginning at the Roseland Village Shopping Center to Juilliard Park. Entertainment by Windsor Bloco and inspirational speakers spoke on the life of Cesar Chavez. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Vanessa Robledo, Person of the Month, and the My American Dreams project, to tell the stories of children of immigrants faced with deportation.April issue 2017. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee. Click here to read article by Craig Davis in the April issue.
Inauguración de Bayer Farm / Bayer Farm Opening 03-25-17, 1:00-3:30pm
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Mixer at the Canine Companions for Independence, the nation's leading dog assistance program had a wonderful evening planned! Guests toured their national campus and got an upfront look of what goes on behind the scenes to make this program internationally known. Click here to see photos by Ani Weaver
Henri Matisse/Richard Diebenkorn exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Explore the profound inspiration California artist Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993) discovered in the work of French modernist Henri Matisse (1869–1954). “Matisse/Diebenkorn is an incredible story of artistic inspiration, revealing how Diebenkorn’s enduring fascination with Matisse informed his own body of work in substantive and often surprising ways,” Click here to see vignettes from the press preview by Ani Weaver. Click here for tickets and lots more info on the exhibit
Claude Monet: The Early Years, SF Legion of Honor. Click here to see Vignettes from the Press Preview by Ani Weaver. To see the entire paintings, you will have to go to the museum! Click here to visit the museum site with an interactive digital story of the exhibit and an audio tour. Check it out! The first major US exhibition devoted to the initial phase of Claude Monet’s (French, 1840–1926) career.
Frozen Art Ice Cream Shop hosted small community based art show mixing local business and local artist. Types of work include sculptures, paintings, mixed media, and photography from Ome Zuniga, Martin Zuniga, and Nestor Torres Lupercio. Patrons unwind, socialize, and have fun. Martin Zuniga played some of his collection of vinyl records from Mexican Singers. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee
2/7/17: Santa Rosa declares itself an "Indivisible City to safeguard the civil rights, safety, and dignity of all Santa Rosa residents.” “We have friends, we have neighbors, we have co-workers — we all know people who are in jeopardy because of the intent of the new administration in Washington,” Mayor Chris Coursey said. “It’s our intent to protect those people and that’s the bottom line here.” Click here to see more photos of the City Council Meeting by Ani Weaver
Pozole Night a fund raiser
No Wall! Pop Up event at the Roseland Shopping Center in response to Trump's plan for a wall between the United States and Mexico. "We're going to come together to demonstrate our love and care for one another in the midst of the vicious and racist immigration policies being designed in Washington DC. We will have a few speakers as well as opportunities to sign up for upcoming actions that will enhance protections for our local immigrant community."
1/21/2017: Sonoma County joins 80 other cities participating in the “Women’s March on Washington” at noon on the steps of Santa Rosa City Hall. The rally will be followed by a short march through downtown Santa Rosa. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee and Ani Weaver.
Sign making at Graton Day Labor Center. English class members made signs for the Women's March on 1/21/17 in downtown Santa Rosa.
1/15/17: In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and to help build his image of a society with justice for all, Corazón Healdsburg invited residents, community leaders, educators, and students to come together for a Social Justice dinner and facilitated learning at Healdsburg High School. Social Justice Dinner served family-style, prepared by well-known local chefs in the tradition of Soul Food Keynote presentation on "Cultural Humility and Changing the Scripts on Racism in our Community” by Dr. Jann Murray Garcia, MD, MPH, a highly regarded professor at UC Davis. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee
Public Art at Bayer Neighborhood Park and Garden. Artist Mario Uribe has been commissioned to create and install a mural on three sides of the community pavilion. Here he works with students from Santa Rosa High School's Art Quest for Bayer Park in Roseland. Click here for more photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Sanctu-ary City March in Santa Rosa led by artist Maria
The Bayer Neighborhood Park and Garden opened to the public on December 21, 2016. The 5.8-acre park features a community pavilion, kiosk, skate park, half-court basketball, volleyball court, adult exercise equipment, barbecues, three types of ethnic outdoor cooking ovens, picnic tables, large farm-themed playground structure, nature discovery area, community gardens with farm stand, grassy open areas and a commercial kitchen facility. Public art will also be incorporated into the new park, and Click here for more photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Posada at Bayer Farm in Roseland.
Roseland Parkette: So. Co. Community Development Commission dedicated a park where people come together at the Roseland Village Neighborhood Center. New Roseland Village Parkette provides an opportunity for community members to host activities, dine outdoors and gather in a relaxing environment. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Biella school participated in an opera with the San Francisco Opera Guild. A fifth grade class performed in The Daughter of the Regiment, with San Francisco Opera singers. Last year they performed in La Bohème. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Día de los Muertos:Procession, Dia los 43 at the Roseland Community Center, from South Park to the Center. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Día de los Muertos:Preparation, procession and exhibition of Dia los 43 at the Roseland Community Center. Procession was from South Park to the Center. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Day of the Dead: A street fair organized by Corazon Healdsburg, October 30, 2016, on Center Street, Healdsburg. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Día de los Muertos:Community members were invited to the Sonoma County Museums to make sugar skulls in conjunction with Day of the Dead, October 29, 2016. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Exhibit October 18 - November 27. Día de los Muertos: Ancient Celebrations and Traditions of Life and Death. Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. This exhibition brings together altars created by community members, festive artwork and three-dimensional sculpture associated with the Day of the Dead celebration. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
SRJC Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration. Monday, October 12, honoring America’s true history to honor and remember the struggles and resistance that indigenous people have had to endure to this day. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Community Action Partnership’s 8th Annual South Park Day and Night Festival in Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Santa Rosa. Saturday, September 24, 2016. Fabulous day of music, dance, games, food and fun. This is a youth organized event designed to provide a safe and fun environment for youth and families. Sponsored bySanta Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership, Santa Rosa Police Department and South Park residents. Creating a safer, healthier and more prosperous Sonoma Co. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
2016 Sonoma County Harvest Fair at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. Event includes the World Championship Grape Stomp, beverage tasting, seminars, workshops and much more. HarvestFair.org or call (707) 545-4200. You can also follow "Sonoma County Harvest Fair" on Facebook. Featured photos: Jorge Flores, Executive Chef of Bear Republic with first prize appetizer; Lupe Vaca-Angulo (above) with her Tupperware business; Pedro C. of Oliver's market and Rachel Schmidt of Estate 1856. Click here for photos by Ani Weaver
When Maria Cañas makes pupusas, you show up. What a treat. Sale was a benefit for her hospitalized brother. The extended family and friends were all there helping her. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee
"Cultura: a celebration of Art, Photography, and Lowriders." The City of Santa Rosa, and The Violence Prevention Partnership kicked off its 8th annual Gang Prevention Awareness Week. "Cultura" is one of several activities planned aimed at raising awareness about gangs and educating our community about existing efforts to reduce and prevent youth violence."Cultura" was held September 16, 2016. Daredevils & Queens. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee
Day of Caring. Community building on Moorland Avenue in Roseland. Vince Harper and other volunteers use stencils to paint a mural on two fences. Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee
Roseland Village Joe Rodota Trail Linear Park Dedication for new playground and "fitness zone" on land planned for a plaza and mixed use development. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee. Click here for more information about Sonoma Regional Parks.
Juan Gabriel Concert Sacramento. Click here for photos by Sergio Valencia-Trejo. Read the September 2016 issue of La Voz for the story of the concert and the life of Juan Gabriel.
Celebration of unity and the elements that give us life. Danza Azteca Xántotl. Aztec dancing, at Sheppard Elementary, Santa Rosa. August 20, 2016. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Cloverdale Mariachi Camp. Mariachi Camp sponsored by Luther Burbank Center and directed by Jose Soto teaches children about traditional Mexican music. Recital for family and friends at Washington School in Cloverdale, August 19, 2016. Click here to see more photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Harvester. A photo exhibit by photo-journalist Erik Castro at the Christie Marks Gallery, 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa. Photos taken during an artist Q & A with gallery owner Christie Marks, August 18, 2016. Click here to see more photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
A new round of Restorative Resources Accountability Circle participants graduated Mon, Aug. 1 in a ceremony at Cook Middle School in Santa Rosa. Instead of inviting a guest speaker from the community, this time AC leader Chad Bolla called upon four of the graduates to share their stories and their bright outlook on the future.
One speaker started by saying, "I want to apologize to my parents for what I did to get here." Another said, "These were probably the best weeks of my life, because I knew I had people to listen no matter what was going on in my life." And yet another speaker summed it up by saying, "I never felt judged and that's a beautiful thing." Click here to see more photos by Jeff Kan Lee. Read more at www.restorativeresources.org.
Oaxaca in the Wine Country in Roseland, July 3, 2016. Click here to see more photos by Jeff Kan Lee. "Oaxaca in the Wine Country" is one of a series of cultural events that celebrate diversity of Mexican & Latin traditions in Sonoma County, California
SRJC HEP, the High School Equivalency Program, celebrated the graduation of the Class of Summer 2016 on Thursday, June 30 under the oaks with a reception following.
Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee of Ricardo Navarrette, in his garden at his Healdsburg home. Navarrette is retiring as Vice President, Student Services at SRJC and is being honored for his dedication with a celebration at SRJC's Shone Farm in July, 2016. Click here to read an in-depth bio of Ricardo and Luz Navarrette, Couple of the Month from La Voz July 2007. Family, early days, old photos!
Click here for candid photos by Ani Weaver of those who attended the State of the Latino Community event. Ricardo Navarrette, (right) Vice President, Student Services at SRJC was honored for his dedication.
Luz Navarrette's retirement party at Bertolini Student Center, SRJC, on April 12, 2014. Click here for photos by Ani Weaver.
Maria de los Angeles, Spring exhibition: Santa Rosa City Hall: Exploring the Immigrant's Experience. Photos from the artist's Reception: April 22, 2016. This is an important exhibition of recent work by Santa Rosa's emerging artist: Here is Maria's description of the show: "I am exploring the immigrant's experience and my experience as an "undocumented" person. I invite you to see my latest work. A portion of the sales will go to Casa del Migrante in Tijuana." The exhibition will continue until June 2, 2016. Santa Rosa city Hall Hours: Monday-Thursday--8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Every other Friday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee
Roseland Cinco de Mayo Celebration 2016! A great community event with food, entertainment, games, information and more! Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee
Robotics Challenge. County Economic Development Board to create this program, which is now in its fourteenth year. Since its inception, the Robotics Challenge has reached over 110 local elementary and middle schools, involving over 3,000 students and 175 teachers. Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee
Mariana Castillo Deball, Exhibit at the San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut Street. Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances. If you have not been to SFAI recently or ever, walk through the historic courtyard and all the way through on the left ... the gallery will be on your left as you step out on to the roof deck with the stunning view. Parking is, surprisingly, not terrible during the day. This fascinating show is being created and curated by Deball, a Mexico City-born artist well know for her installations that explore the role that objects play in our understanding of identity and history. She is particularly drawn to the neglected objects of the archive, engaging in prolonged periods of research and fieldwork particularly with collections of Mayan and pre-Columbian artifacts. Click here to see photos by Ani Weaver.
Campaign kickoff rally for ALMAS, the domestic worker group of the Graton Day Labor Center, who successfully pushed for historic legislation winning overtime pay for domestic workers in California. They have to return to Gov. Brown before the bill expires to ensure these basic labor rights are made permanent. Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Octavio Díaz at Persimmon in Healdsburg shows the La Voz staff how to eat a gourmet dish. Click here to read: Persons of the Month, Octavio and Pedro Díaz and Danny Mai, Lunch on the Plaza with the Chefs, by Ramon Meraz. Click here to see beautiful photos of the food served by Octavio and Danny Mai and brother, Pedro.
April 3, 2016: Let’s march for farm workers rights! 2:00 p.m. Gather at 665 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 (Dollar Tree). Overtime for farm workers who need to work more than 10 hours per day or 60 hours per week to get paid overtime! Call 707-528-3039 or text JUSTICE to 877877 for more information. Sponsored by KBBF Radio and the Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma Co. Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee. March 24, 2016: SSU DREAMers Club: Melanie Cervantes "Sisters at the Center: The Art of Dignidad Rebelde" Melanie Cervantes (Xicana) has never lived far from the California Coast having been born in Harbor City, California and raised in a small city in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Now making her home in the San Francisco Bay Area she creates visual art that is inspired by the people around her and her communities’ desire for radical change and social transformation. email@example.com
Berta Cáceres, March 4, 1973 – March 3, 2016.
Roseland Area Projects Open House Community Workshop 4: was held in the Roseland Village Neighborhood Center, 779 Sebastopol Road. City of Santa Rosa wants to hear your ideas about the future of the Roseland area for Roseland Area Annexation – to include properties not currently in the City limits as part of the City of Santa Rosa; and Roseland Area/Sebastopol Road Specific Plan – to create a shared vision for the future of the area that is generally bounded by Highway 12 to the north, Bellevue Avenue to the south, Highway 101 to the east, and Stony Point Road to the west. Share your thoughts on potential policy topics (action items) of the plan. Participants got a preview of the draft plan that has been developed based on community input at previous workshops, including: Potential public improvements and Land use and circulation map; Learn about and provide input on the potential annexation. For info, contact Jessica Jones at jjones@ srcity.org or 707-543-3410, or visit the project website at srcity.org/roseland .lanning for the future of the Roseland Community at the Roseland Community Center. February 18, 2016. Click here for photos By Jeff Kan Lee
Hispanic Chamber Young Professionals February 2016 Mixer featuring Films by Northbay Dreamers www.northbaydreamers.org/) at Kerosky, Purves & Bogue, LLP. HYP members supporter the DREAMers while they told their stories. Click here for more photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Longtime Windsor resident Martha E. Núñez died peacefully in her family home on Feb. 11, surrounded by family and love. Click here to read obituary and see photos by Ani Weaver, taken at the memorial reception catered by Octavio Diaz.
Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia, through May 15, 2016 at the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco. Click here to see close ups, brush strokes and vignettes of the paintings taken at the Press Preview by Ani Weaver. Click here to see a gallery of high res photos from the museum's collection. More info is available at legionofhonor.org/bonnard.
Santa Rosa City Schools Superintendent Socorro Shiels invited you to join her at “Soup with the Superintendent”! Superintendent Shiels was available to discuss concerns and answer your questions about Santa Rosa City Schools. There was no agenda, just an open forum to talk about relevant issues happening across the district. Warm soup and meaningful discussion! Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Santa Rosa Police Department hosted a Coffee with a Cop event on January 14th at Sam's For Play. Officers from the SRPD and community members came together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. Over 8 members of the Santa Rosa Police Department were in attendance, including Chief of Police, Robert Schreeder and Captain Craig Schwartz. Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee. Click here to read story by Jeneane Kucker, SRPD.
Maria and Chris Kerosky attended the showing of the Northbay Dreamer Documentary film on our friend Maria de Los Angeles at the Third Street Cinema January 12, 2016. Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Roofless is an exhibition of art created specifically about the housing crisis in Sonoma County, or which relates to the conversation, a crisis caused by the lack of reasonably priced housing. Artists create ruthless/roofless art that can defeat a ruthless situation. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee. Click here to read Sin Techo– Arte en contra de Desplazamiento/ Roofless-Art Against Displacement. A night full of activism por/by Francisco Lozano.
Click here for PART I special feature in La Voz December issue, A forgotten story of a Mexican tragedy–Repatriation in Depression Era California, by Craig Davis. Click here for PART II. Click here to see more old photos andcolor postcards of this era.
Can you imagine over 60 second graders learning about the possibilities a college education can afford them plus getting a college tee? It was an amazing event. Dec. 11 at Biella Elem. School College Tee Project Assembly, (CTP) is a non-profit organization from Santa Rosa, Ca.Through CTP, we have a goal to hand out over 3,000 college tees for they 2015 - 2016 academic year. CTP holds assemblies at participating elementary school were we hand out college tees to 2nd graders along with a personal note from a college grad about his or her college experience. Each College Tee package also includes basic information regarding college opportunities and a road map to college. Click here for College Tee Project packet. Click here for more photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
At Biella School, Santa Rosa. Click here to see more photos by Jeff Kan Lee. Latino family literacy program at Biella. Here are a few pictures of the parents in the literacy class, and some of the wonderful bilingual books they are using. The homework is to share the books with their families at home, and one of the components of the program is creating a family album with pictures and everything. SRCS got a grant for us to do this program in the Family Engagement Center at Biella from 2:30 to 4:30 PM, the parents shared their albums, and the second hour was a potluck with the children.
Click here to see photos of four DREAMers who spoke about their experiences, Stories, Struggles and Hopes, growing up undocumented at Jewish Congregation Shomrei Torah, December 11, 2015. Anayeli Cruz (above), Ariana Aparicio, Jesús Guzman and Luis Bravo shared. Click here to read about Jesús Guzman and his work at the Graton Day Labor Center. Scroll down to the March 2015 issue of La Voz.
Click here to read Lucy Gudiel: Child of Community Action, La Voz Person of the Month for November. by Craig Davis, English y español. Light! Power! and a Good Deal! EL MENSAJE DE LUCY GUDIEL A LA COMUNIDAD.
“Rodéense de personas que piensen diferente a ustedes, pero con quien compartan sus valores principales. Visualicen lo que deseen que suceda. Esto los va a ayudar a mantenerse en la ruta correcta. Formen “campeones” que apoyen su causa, por ejemplo un asesor, un entrenador. Necesitan influenciar las fortalezas de otras personas para maximizar el impacto y alcanzar sus metas. Muchas personas piensan que el éxito se trata de ellas mimas (y de sus logros). Pero se necesita de otras personas para que les ayuden a construir ese puente que conduce al logros de sus metas”.
Los Cien Luncheon on October 30, 2015 featured Senator Mike McGuire, Assemblyman Marc Levine, and Assemblyman Bill Dodd. Our State Legislators are pleased to be joining, Los Cien, for a lunch conversation, updating us about passed bills, they have authored, effects of these new bills to our community, coming 2016, update on current approved State Budget and how they see it may filter into our communities. Their thoughts, on affordable housing, living wage and Universal Pre School, just to start with, and that's alot. We again thank our Legislatures, for taking the time to meet with Los Cien, and Amigos, and having a community dialog. Exciting program! — Herman J. Hernandez. Click here to see 126 photos of Los Cien and Amigos by Ani Weaver.
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors honored five Sonoma County nonprofit organizations and community leaders. Friends of La Voz Herman J. Hernandez and Vince Harper received the Jefferson Awards for public service in Sonoma County. Vince Harper, for two decades working to improve the lives of youth, especially those at high risk of falling into a lifetime of gangs, drugs and poverty.
Celebrate with our future leaders as they obtain their high school dipoma at the CAP Sonoma Youth Connections Graduation Ceremony held at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts on Nov. 6, 2015. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Nov. 14, 2015: Roseland Library Grand Opening Celebration! located at 779 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa, 95407. Bilingual storytime with Olga Loya, face painting by local artists. Get a library card! Find out about technology available.
Roseland Library Benefit. The Rotary Club of Rohnert Park / Cotati sponsored a Sonoma County multicultural celebration to benefit the Roseland Library computer lab at the site of the library on Sunday October 18, 2015. Click here to see photos of the traditional dancers by Jeff Kan Lee.
Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day at Santa Rosa Junior College. Entertainment by Native Resistance, Manchester Pomo Dance Group and Danza Azteca Xantotl. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
State of the LatinoCommunity in Sonoma County. Los Cien had a breakfast meeting at Sonoma State University this morning to discuss the state of the Latino Community. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee
Click here for photos of other October 2015 events, Grand Opening of the Roseland Village; Yolanda Martinez, La Voz Person of the Month for October; Artists Rebeca Trevino and Maria Esther Sund; CAP Partnership Breakfast; the Hispanic Chamber and the Fiesta at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts; the Brain Fair and the West 9th Street Walk.
Celebramos la independencia de México y Centro-América. Community members came to the KBBF fiesta September 19, with live music, great food (carnitas and pupusas), drinks, and a chance to thump on Trump.And the best part, to support KBBF 89.1 FM, La Voz de tu Comunidad! Photo: Maria Cañas serving pupusas to the crowd. Click here to see Jeff Kan Lee's photos of this special event.
Read about Herman Hernandez, Person of the Month from the November, 2013 issue. Click here...
Carlos Reyes entertained at the Los Cien Luncheon to begin Hispanic Heritage Month. He is playing the Peruvian Harp. The videos are posted on the La Voz Bilingual Newspaper Facebook Fans group. These videos will be live soon. They take a long time to upload.
Go to the La Voz Bilingual Newspaper Facebook Fans group to see a video of Jose Soto, Jr. and the Mariachi Camp playing Cielito Lindo at the Wells Fargo Center for the Los Cien Hispanic Heritage Luncheon. They take a long time to upload.
Hispanic Chamber of Sonoma County held their August 20 mixer at the new Sonoma County Museum. The museum is an extension of the Sonoma County Art Museum with an additional building located on B Street. This new addition presents national and international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. The museum showcases artists who reside and worked in Northern California as well. Guests enjoyed an evening of culture, appetizers and drinks while networking with professionals throughout Sonoma County! Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Go to the La Voz Bilingual Newspaper Facebook Fans group to see a video of the Mariachi Camp students playing DeColores. 2015 was the inaugural year for Mariachi Camp, the only program of its kind in the North Bay. Mariachi Camp was specifically developed by Wells Fargo Center for the Arts staff along with Jose Soto, Jr, a member of Mariachi Barragan and co-founder of the Mariachi Club at Elsie Allen High School in Santa Rosa, to introduce students to Mariachi music. The goal of Mariachi Camp was to present students with an introduction to playing an instrument and to mariachi music. Click here to see photos of classes and performance by Jeff Kan Lee
SRJC Latino/a Graduation reception honoring the Latino/a graduates with an Aztec dance ceremony. Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee
Maria de los Angeles has done great work to contribute to our community. One City Arts just finished it second successful summer arts program. Photos of the arts camp by Jeff Kan Lee are also in this gallery. We wish Maria the very best in her new endeavor, Art Instructor at Pratt Art Institute. We love you Maria! Click here to see photos of her latest paintings.
Photos from the farewell ceremony at the Roseland Head Start, leaving after twenty years to make room for Rosalind University Prep. Efren Carrillo talks to the community and some Headstart kids entertain. Click here for the photos.
Family Fun Fiesta
Safari West, on Porter Creek Road in Santa Rosa, authentic African Adventure. La Voz saw giraffe, all sorts of fleet four footed creatures, zebras, big cats, you name it, and great and interesting birds. Tours are about 3 hours and lots of fun. Take a look. www.safariwest.com. Click here for photos.
April 30, 2015, 79th Los Cien Sonoma County Luncheon, at the Flamingo Resort, The Santa Rosa Symphony, the third oldest professional orchestra in the State of California! Presented by Mr. Alan Silow, the Executive Director, sharing history and the Symphony's, desire for Classical music to inspire our youth: having an opportunity to create real change in the community; and providing Sonoma County students equal access to music education to underserved schools. Plus a Live presentation, on stage at the luncheon, of an ongoing musical program called "Simply Strings" made up of 40 children from Sheppard Elementary School. A performance you will not want to miss. Be prepared that this performance will bring tears to your eyes! Wow! Creating a Difference? — by Herman J. Hernandez. Click here to see photos by Ani Weaver
Gerardo Sanchez and Cali Kicks Martial Arts Academy: Taekwondo! Call us at 707-535-0368 for Summer Camp information. Click here to see photos by Karen Perez. Mural by Daniel Lopez: The Cali Kicks Martial arts mural is dedicated to the idea of unity. It imagines the unity of spirit and mind and body through the practice of Taekwondo and the unity of cultures orking together to achieve a common and meaningful purposen the study of martial arts as envisioned by Koreans and practiced at Cali Kicks Martial Arts Academy.It also sees the unity of past, present and future within a cosmic sense. 3445 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95407, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee of the Cali Kicks Martial Arts Academy program for young children. Great fun, good discipline, physical and mental fitness.
Cinco de Mayo Festival in Roseland, May 5, 2015. Click here to see 24 photos by Jeff Kan Lee. Aztec dancers, accordion player, musicians, vintage car show, kids activities and good food!
Cinco de Mayo Festival in Roseland, May 5, 2015, a great celebration. Click here to read all about it! Click here for 182 candids of the people who attended the event and the great food being served, photos by Ani Weaver. Are you there?
SRJC grand opening of The Dream Center May 4th, a one-stop service center for undocumented students new to SRJC, located in Plover Hall, adjacent to Admissions & Records on the Santa Rosa campus. Our vision for The Dream Center is to expand access and services in a safe, caring setting. Students will receive personalized attention on matters related to the AB540 affidavit, their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) verification, the BOG Fee Waiver, the CA Dream Act, and the SRJC enrollment process in general. Congratulations to SRJC! Click here for photos by Ani Weaver
Elsie Allen High School Drama Department presents Jonathan Rand’s insanely funny, family friendly, brand new comedy, Crazytown! Directed by Rob Burt, this show l had everyone laughing The Elsie Allen Drama Department brings students together to showcase their talent and share their passion for their art with the community. Students build a long lasting understanding of the value of commitment and develop a deep appreciation for the arts. Click here for rehearsal photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
From Incarceration to Transformation: Realignment and Re-Entry Conference. Friday April 10, 2015. Presented by the Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership and the City of Santa Rosa. Click here for more photos by Pocho Sanchez, see his work at www.facebook.com/pocho1.fotography.
St. Paddy's Day Event, March 18, sponsored by David Rabbit, So. Co. supervisor, at the Rooster Run Golf club in Petaluma. Herman J. Hernandez as usual with bubbling enthusiasm called for Latino participants to show Supervisor Rabbit that we are a group that needs to be heard! Jenny Chamberlain and Sylvia Lemus enjoy the show. Click here for more photos by Ani Weaver.
Click here for "Faces of Roseland" photo exhibit by Ani Weaver. Herman J. Hernandez says: It's a Public meeting! Roseland Village Neighborhood Center, March 5, 2015. 6-8pm, Roseland Elementary School Multi-purpose room, 950 Sebastopol Rd., Santa Rosa. We Filled the Gym! We came together as a whole community to support our neighbors and residents of the Roseland community. I ask you! Do you like to be told what is best for you? YES! but the menu was pre-arranged. Many of you are always saying we are not being HEARD! Well are you attending these meetings to get informed and be heard? We took action to make the best choices among those what were given to us. La Voz will have a story soon.
"I Am Part of the Partnership" event at the Finley Center, February 4, 2015. The Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership invited the community to celebrate the rebrand and the community's continuing support. Click here to see more photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
POZOLE NIGHT! a benefit for the Roseland Elementary School Uniform Program and the Padres Unidos Leadership and Training Group. Roseland Elem. School and Padres Unidos Friday, January 30, participants got a medium bowl of Pozole, aguas frescas, pizza, nachos, cookies, and raffle prizes! Thank you Carlos del Pozo and the rest of the people who made it happen. Click here to see more photos by La Voz photographer Jeff Kan Lee.
Click here to see more photos by Jeff Kan Lee of the Los Cien Holiday Luncheon. Pictured, Omar Medina.
Click here to see more photos by Jeff Kan Lee. Life long buddies Gio Abertolli (left) and Diego Jimenez at the DREAMers Film Project screening at the Human Rights Commission, December 16, 2014. Spearheaded by Christopher Kerosky, the nonprofit aims to tell the story of the DREAMers and how their lives have been changed by DACA, the Executive Order that President Obama issued in 2012. The purpose is to reach some Americans who may have very inaccurate and stereotypic views of undocumented immigrants. Just released! Click here to see the first video profile of our DREAMers of the North Bay Documentary Film Project. Or if you prefer, you can watch it on YouTube. You can also see their website.
Click here for photos. He’s 28 years old. He’s the first Latino and youngest person to be elected as a trustee on the Sonoma County Board of Education. He will be sworn in on December 4th. Then he will rush back to Guerneville to deliver a speech for the tree lighting to open his hometown’s three day Holiday Extravaganza. His name is Herman Gabriel Hernandez. Click here to read the article in the December 2014 issue of La Voz, "A native Son of Sonoma County" by Craig Davis.
CALLING ALL SOCCER PLAYERS! Players from all over Santa Rosa, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Dep't, and former professionals competed for the ROSELAND CUP at Elsie Allen High School on November 1. The Roseland Cup Trophy represents the greatness of Santa Rosa and its people — skill, determination, and diversity of those who call Santa Rosa hom e— our ability to overcome challenges in the face of adversity through collaboration and teamwork. The day was full of food, music, and other entertainment. Click here to see pPhotos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Bilingual Storytimes for Kids at the Napa Library. Bring the whole family to these fun and interactive bilingual storytimes held at the Napa Library, located at 580 Coombs Street in Napa, every Tuesday from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Whether Spanish is your family’s first language, or you would like it to be their second language, everyone is welcome! Storytimes are free and no registration is required. Please contact Kelli Crouch at 707-253-4079 email@example.com. Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee
Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House October 18, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Legion of Honor —The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House, an exhibition drawn from the collections of a quintessential English country house. Built in Norfolk in the 1720s for England’s first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton Hall features suites of grand rooms conceived by architect William Kent as settings for Walpole’s old master paintings, furniture, tapestries and Roman antiquities. “Houghton Hall brings to San Francisco a wonderful array of objects from one of Britain’s great country houses, and reflects the history of this magnificent estate across nearly 300 years, from the 18th century to the present day. It is particularly fitting that this exhibition is being displayed at the Legion of Honor, complementing our recently reinstalled collection of British paintings and decorative arts,” said Colin B. Bailey, director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee of this fabulous exhibit.
State of the Latino Community 2014, organized by Los Cien, Sonoma County Latino Leaders, "Building Bridges since 2009" was held October 2, 2014 at the Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa. Click here to see photos of the event by La Voz Bilingual Newspaper photographer, Jeff Kan Lee. Dr. Frank Chong, President, SRJC, (pictured) spoke on Perspectives on the State of Education for Latinos in Sonoma County along with Dr. Ruben Armiñana, President, SSU.
Many kudos to Herman Hernandez and the Los Cien Steering Committee who organized this inaugural session. The purpose of Los Cien, Latino Leaders of Sonoma County, is to build bridges, creating connection between Latinos and the overall community. Same purpose as La Voz Bilingual Newspaper who started the ball rolling almost 14 years ago. November issue of La Voz will have a feature by Craig Davis on the information that came out of this conference. Click here to see Craig Davis' photos of the event
KBBF-FM Bilingual Radio 89.1 FM. One more year and KBBF Radio continues on the air! Being a 100% volunteer force these past three years and despite many obstacles, KBBF has continued to improve and strengthen its operations and programming, forming alliances and developing new programs to further our goal of providing information and education to the community. Thank you so much for your continued support of KBBF. Without your support KBBF would not be able to continue broadcasting. By giving a donation to KBBF, you are participating in helping to serve the community. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to keep this valuable community resource on the air. Go to KBBF-FM.org, or come to the new offices at 1700 Corby Ave., Suite B, Santa Rosa, or mail your donation to P.O. Box 7189, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. From Alicia Sanchez, Board President. Click here to see more photos from the recent KBBF Fundraising event by Ani Weaver.
The Anderson Collection is one of the largest and most outstanding private collections of 20th-century American art in the world, now being shown at Stanford University. Click here to see vignettes of the paintings by Ani Weaver unfortunately taken with a cell phone. Next to the vignette is hopefully the poster that names the artist, date, etc, but they do get mixed up. There are also posters that describe different periods of the art displayed. This online photo gallery is for art students and art lovers who want to see the technique and details of a work of art, how its done. Then go to the museum to see the whole thing, or go to the exhibit's website! Click: anderson.stanford.edu to read about the exhibit and see the paintings.
At the City of Santa Rosa DIY event in August 2014, participants Learned practical, ‘do-it-yourself’ solutions from the experts including how to: sheet mulch your water-thirsty lawn; program irrigation controllers; convert to drip irrigation; choose drought-tolerant and native plants; install a greywater system; harvest rainwater; plant a water-wise garden. Master skills and confidence to implement drought-busting solutions to help your garden not just survive the dry months, but actually THRIVE! See how at www.savingwater partnership.org/ AND click here to see photos of the event by Ani Weaver.
Lacto-fermented cucumber pickles, green beans, zucchini, carrots and peppers. Click here for recipe from “the kitchn.” Photo by Ani Weaver.
Farm to Fermentation Festival was held August 24, at the Finley Center, in Santa Rosa. Participants learned how to make pro-biotic rich salt brine deliciously fermented sour pickles from many different vegetables. Also, fermented beverages, sauerkraut, cheese and beverage pairing with cider, and other adult beverages. Fermentation is the original form of post-harvest preservation. A lot easier and more healthful than boiling water canning baths! Click here to see photos of the Festival, products, people, methods. For everything you need to know about salt-brine preservation go to: Cultures for Health, information is in English.
Cotati Accordion Festival. August 16-17. Click here to see photos of everyone enjoying Sunday's Cajun Zydeco party by Ani Weaver
Students who participated in the One City Arts program created by Maria de los Angeles exhibited their work at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts on August 10, 2014. A great time was had by all, listening to live music and eating the palette cake, a rainbow of colors! Click here to see photos by Ani Weaver.
AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL SAN FRANCISCO SHOWAugust 8-10, 2014
North Bay Organizing Project's NOCHE SABROSA! August 2, 5–10 p.m. Community Church of Sebastopol. Live music with Los Ritmicos, dance lessons with Jose Santa Maria and all you can eat Taquisa/Taco Bar, sangria and wine. Click here for poster in English:/ Haga clic aquí para español. Support the NBOP's good works and have fun too! Click here for photos by Ani Weaver. Click here to see the complete photo gallery.
Art as a form of emotional healing:
Maria de Los Angeles | Fine Art Maria de Los Angeles is spending a brief time in Santa Rosa, over-seeing the "One City Arts" project. She completed a very successful year at Yale University and will complete her Master of Fine Arts degree next Spring. She will be exhibiting, for sale, many new paintings. If you are interested in buying Maria's artwork or commissioning a piece to support her last year at Yale please call her at 707 484-1770 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for a private viewing. The art sold this summer will help pay for her supplies and other costs. Thank you for your support! Click here to see more of Maria's paintings. Thanks to Jack Leissring for sending them.
Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández breaks audience record at the Green Music Center.
Sonoma County Fair 2014! Special Attractions! Carnival, exhibits, contest, fair food, Flower Show, Greentivities, horse racing in the Wine Country. Información en español. Click here to see photos by Craig Davis.
The Jewish Free Clinic has a new home!
Click here to see photos of the first Santa Rosa Junior College Latino/a Graduation reception held on May 23. Students received AA degrees, will be transferring to State Colleges and University or received a GED. Congratulations for the accomplishment and all of the hard work!
Click here to see photos of People of the Month, Dalia Martinez and Jason Sakach, The Naked Pig restaurant, by Owen Scott Shirwo. All pigs are naked unless they're Disney pigs, but at The Naked Pig, the new super-small farm to table restaurant in Santa Rosa, they’re dressed up in delicious dishes such. Nearly everything at the Naked Pig is home made and locally sourced. Moreover, it’s all about the community that all around them. The words “Farm to Table” are emblazoned on the outside of the building, once the Greyhound Bus Depot.
Click here to see photos of the Sonoma State RAZA Graduation by Analee Weaver, on May 9, 2014. Congratulations to all the students! Many were the first to graduate in their families and all were grateful to their parents and those who supported them.Click here to see photos of the Healdsburg Garden Tour by Analee Weaver, May 9, 2014. A benefit for many worthwhile charities. Thanks to Linda Pardini for donating tickets to La Voz.
From Ellie Galvez of Sonoma State University: Thanks Ani Weaver for visiting my class this afternoon. My Education 295-CIP (Community Involvement Project) is an undergraduate course students can repeat up to four semesters. They read and reflected on an article they chose from this newspaper. La Voz only highlights the positive issues and people in the bilingual community and
Click here to see more photos by Ani Weaver of the Black Chamber of Commerce's Special event. Great music, dance and terriffic food.
Opera a la Carte: Bellevue School students participate in a performance of Rossini's The Barber of Seville. Opera singers from the San Francisco Opera took the leads. The professional singers are: of course, the one in the dress is the soprano playing the part of Rosina, her name is Maya Kherani; The gentleman in white shirt, red sash, black pants (he does change costumes two times) is playing the part of Count Almaviva, he is the Tenor and his name is Michael Desnoyers. In the tan pants, (he is bald) is playing the part of Figaro, his name is Mark Hernandez. The pianist is Baker Peeples. Click here to see more photos by Owen Scott Shirwo, La Voz Bilingual Newspaper staff photographer. Owen can be reached at 707 539-3940.
Photo gallery of the 2014 SRJC HEP GED program graduates. Click here to read a PDF of the story, "Enedina Vera and the SRJC HEP Program. The pursuit of the High School Equivalency Certificate attracts people from all parts of Latin Amer
ica who have immigrated to Sonoma County as well as local folks. Some have college degrees from their home countries but wish to be competent in American core subjects or wish to fill in the gaps
Photo gallery of the 2014 SRJC HEP GED program graduation ceremonies. In 2013 SRJC started up its HEP
Photo gallery of the families and supporters
Person of the Month
La Voz was given some sad news recently, former publisher, Timothy D. Morse, Sr. (Santa Rosa Printing) passed away. He has taught us a lot in the printing industry and touched a lot of people with his charm and charisma, as well as being the idea man behind La Voz Bilingual Newspaper. Rest in Peace, Tim. Click here to read Tim's memorium in the December, 2013 issue of La Voz.
Los Cien Sonoma County Latino Leaders "Now is our time" commemorating it's 4th Year Anniversary Celebration, October 16,2013, 5:30- 7:30 at the Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa. Keynote speaker was Raquel F. Donoso, CEO Latino Community Foundaton of San Francisco. What an exciting night! the Latino Leaders of SSU also participated at the event. Thank you Herman Hernandez (Founder of Latino Leaders of Sonoma County) and Gerardo Martin (Latino Leaders of Napa) For recognizing the Latino Leaders at Sonoma State University before everyone at the event tonight. Click here to see photos of the event by Owen Scott Shirwo, La Voz Bilingual Newspaper staff photographer. Owen can be reached at 707 539-3940. Pictured above are Herman J. Hernandez and Geof Syphers, CEO of Sonoma Clean Power.
Fiesta de Independencia held at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in September, 2013. Celebrate Mexican Iindependence Day with food, dance, entertainment and activities for the whole famil. Click here to see photos of the event by Owen Scott Shirwo, La Voz Bilingual Newspaper staff photographer. Owen can be reached at 707 539-3940.
A service dog is the key to independence for many disabled people. Beyond opening doors and flicking light switches, dogs offer companionship and emotional support. Since the service dog concept was founded by Bonita Bergin in 1975, the use of service dogs has spread around the United States and the world. After visiting Cuba in 2011, Bergin University of Canine Studies master student Davis Hawn, (at left) was inspired to bring service dogs to the people of Cuba. With the help of Beatriz de la Osa, (right) a Bergin student from Cuba, the creation of the first Cuban Assistance Dog training facility is underway. It will be called The Booster Center, in honor of Hawn’s yellow Labrador retriever, Booster (with the eye glasses). Click here to see the Flickr photo site for the Bergin Summer 2013 Program Graduation. Click here to read "Diplomatic Service Dog Opens Doors in Cuba and fetches Cuban Student" or "Perro de servicio diplomático abre puertas en Cuba y va a buscar a estudiante cubana"
Aurelio Hurtado’s life has been a long march for farmworker’s rights and for those that are underrepresented and consequently disadvantaged. He marched alongside Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and campaigned for Bobby Kennedy. He joined the Native Americans and African-Americans in a quest for justice and helped found the California Human Development Corporation (CHD), a beacon of hope for the poorest of the poor; the immigrant artists of this beautiful landscape we call the North Bay. After 45 years of working for farmworker’s rights through CHD, Aurelio Hurtado retired this past June, leaving a legacy of service that empowers and inspires. We sat down with him to get a glimpse of the man behind the legend.
On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 at the heart of the revitalized San Francisco waterfront radically improving access to visitors from all over the world and dramatically enhancing the size and scope of the museum. With three times more space overall than its previous home, the new Exploratorium will engage the curiosity and creativity of visitors of any age as they explore 150 brand-new exhibits amongst more than 600 that will be on view. For the first time, the Exploratorium expands its investigations into the bay, city, and outdoor landscape. Click here to see 196 photos on the La Voz Flickr site. You'll want to go! Click here to read abaout the SF Exploratorium Opening.
Click here to see photos by Mathew Canniff
SF EXPLORATORIUM SHOW ON THE MOVE
Click here to read story by Craig Davis, On the Move: SF Exploratorium takes Road Show to the Mission
Opera Fan? Click here for photos by Ani Weaver of Cecilia Bartoli taken in 2005 at a concert at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, California. Click here for Cecilia's story from the November 2005 issue of La Voz. Thinking of a career as an Opera singer? Click here to read La Voz' story about Lisette Oropesa, 33, American soprano and daughter of Cuban emigrants who made her SF Opera debut in December 2011.
Emely Hernández’ dreams are coming true because she has given herself permission to dream. If you dream of having your own business in agriculture or ranching, consider enrolling in the Sonoma County AGROpreneurship Program. Classes begin May 17, 2013. Apply online www.ucanr.edu/bfr2013. Bilingual and/or under-represented individuals are highly encouraged to apply.
The Program Includes:
Sonoma County 4H invites Latinos "To Make Their Best, Better". A recent study showed that youth engaged with 4H are:Nearly two times more likely to get better grades in school;Nearly two times more likely to plan to go to college; 41 percent less likely to engage in risky behaviors; and 25 percent more likely to positively contribute to their families and communities. Please call 707 565.2621 for more information. Joining 4-H is a three step process for adults wishing to volunteer. You must complete enrollment paperwork, attend an orientation, and complete a Livescan. If you would like information mailed to you, send an email to Bonnie.Stritzel@sonoma-county.org. Please include your name, address, and telephone number. Click here to read more about 4H in the February 2013 issue of La Voz. For Ruth Gonzalez' photos of the Olivares family, click here.
Click here to see photos of Alexis and friends on the La Voz Photo Gallery site. Click here for Alexis' story in HIGH resolution (larger file). Click here to read Alexis' story in LOW resolution (smaller file).
See photos of Smile For A Lifetime Foundation recipients and the Bernstein Orthodontics Team. Dr. Rael Bernstein of Bernstein Orthodontics is
kicking off the local chapter of Smile For A Lifetime Foundation. A funny story, a sweet reflection; a favorite song, the
face of a friend–these are all events that instinctively
brighten our mood and make us smile. Most of us
don’t have to think about it. We express our joy as it
comes. The way it was meant to be. Smiles are taken
for granted. Yet there are thousands of children in the
United States that fight their expression of joy every
day because opening their mouth is too embarrassing
and stressful. Their hands rush to their face at the first
hint of a smile. Photographs are dreaded and before
the click of a camera their well-trained lips form a
tightlipped grimace. These children are in desperate
need of orthodontic care but cannot afford the cost of
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Latest Immigration articles by Christopher Kerosky, Click here. Know your rights as an immigrant, part 1: What to do if confronted by ICE.. (Begins on page 1).Raids recently implemented by the Trump Administration have gained media attention. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) has increased its efforts to find and deport immigrants and no longer gives any breaks to those who have a clean record or pending applications for a green card. Because the consequences of such encounters are so high, it is extremely important to know your rights in these situations. This article will give a few ideas of your rights when you are confronted by DHS.
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Latest Immigration articles by Christopher Kerosky, Click here. If you are caught by Trump's deportation force, the worst thing to do is give up, part 1. (Begins on page 1) Trump’s Executive Order announced in his first week in office will likely bring back the widespread practice in the past when immigrants were routinely turned over for deportation by law enforcement, rounded up in their workplace or picked up by ICE at home following any brush with the law.
Click here for previous articles on Immigration.
Click here for 8-page publication: Protecting You from THE BITE, Mosquitos, Ticks and the Zika Viru by the Marin /Sonoma Vector and Insect Control District
Read about Herman Hernandez, Person of the Month from the November, 2013 issue. Read more...
Click here for 4-page pamphlet in Spanish: "En el condado de Sonoma, prevenir el abuso a las personas de la tercera edad signifi ca el Cuidarse a sí mismo, Cuidar a la familia y Cuidar a la comunidad." Click here for English, Preventing Elder Abuse means Caring for Self, Caring for Family, and Caring for Community
Elder Financial Abuse: Are You Protected? Ttips for staying safe, how to protect loved ones and resources for seniors and caregivers. Click here for English| Abuso financiero a personas de la tercera edad: ¿Usted está protegido? Haga clic aquí para Español.
Click here for "Supporting Undocumented Youth"resource guide from US Dept.of Education. how educators, schools, and campuses can better support secondary and postsecondary undocumented students. Get:
Happy Birthday La Voz! Beginning our 14th year in print! Click here to read Craig Davis' history of La Voz— since 2001!
The video Tata’s Gift was produced by Los Cenzontles, inspiring and creative.
If you are on Facebook, click here to see a video of Mariachi Sol de México singing "Bésame Mucho."
L.I.M.O. DRIVERS NEEDED. Our Volunteer Driver Program is looking for drivers interested in helping non-driving seniors maintain their independence.
Use your own car & be of service in the community Call Michele at x308 for more information. Vintage House, 264 First Street East
Can you help isolated, low-income seniors in the town of Sonoma who need your support? Many are home bound and depend upon the kindness of strangers to keep them living independently. Get involved with this "invisible population." The Council on Aging nutrition program is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals. Hours approx. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. days are Monday through Friday, choose a day or two!. Pick-up point at Vintage House, 264 First Street E., Sonoma. Use your own vehicle but you can be reimbursed for route mileage. Participants: good physical health and able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds. Info and to register, please contact Michele Leonard at 707 525-0143 x 147.
Make a Difference in the Life of a Cancer Patient! Each day thousands of cancer patients are faced with trying to find transportation to their life saving treatments, some are probably in your community. The American Cancer Society is committed to helping improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families; one way we do that is by providing rides to treatment with trained American Cancer Society volunteers. If you would like to make a difference in the life of a cancer patient, consider becoming an American Cancer Society volunteer driver. For more information on how to help get a patient on the road to recovery, please call 1-800-227-2345.
Sonoma County Food Runners is created to rescue nutritious, edible, prepared food to help feed the hungry. If you would like to know more, have questions, have suggestions, would like to receive free food, like to know how the food is distributed, attend the Sonoma County Food Runners introduction. Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 2PM - 4PM @ The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, 153 Stony Circle, Suite 100, Santa Rosa. To learn more about Food Runners visit: www.foodrunners.org. or Jaime Smedes, 707-573-3399 x115, jsmedes@ volunteernow.org.
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Herman Hernandez, Person of the Month from the November, 2013 issue. Read more...
The Four Cornerstones of Business Success / Mary Luttrell, ISO-Certified Management Consultant /
Consultora de Administración Certificada por ISO
Leadership: “Whether You Want To or Not” / Liderazgo:“Si usted quiere o no quiere” Mary Luttrell, ISO-Certified Management Consultant /
Consultora de Administración Certificada por ISO
COPE: Preparación para desastres en su vecindario / COPE: disaster preparedness in your neighborhood
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Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama Pacific International Exhibition, October 17, 2015 – January 10, 2016, de Young Museum. Celebrating the centennial of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) in San Francisco, this exhibition revisits a vital moment in the inauguration of the city as a cultural center on the West Coast. The PPIE was a world’s fair hosted by San Francisco to commemorate the opening of the Panama Canal and promoted the city’s recovery following the 1906 earthquake. At its heart was one of the most ambitious art exhibitions ever presented in the US—a comprehensive survey of American painting, sculpture and printmaking as well as European works drawn from international public and private collections. Click here to see close-up photos of the exhibit from the press preview by Ani Weaver.
This is an exhibit that will be fun for the whole family. Hands on! Make the images move! The CJM: Contemporary Jewish Museumpresents the work of nine Bay Area digital artists in NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology, an original exhibition that looks at the rapidly evolving relationship between artists and technology almost 50 years since the seminal 1960s Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) set out to break down barriers between artists and scientists and expand the artist’s role in Click here to see photos from the press preview and VIDEOS of the kinetic art by Ani Weaver
Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. From de Young Museum, San Francisco. Paintings include many of the major schools of art including — Italian, French and Dutch, in addition to Scottish. Many of these works have never been seen in the United States, including Sandro Botticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1490), Renaissance masters Titian and Paolo Veronese; 17th century painters El Greco, Diego Velázquez, Sir Anthony van Dyck, Frans Hals, Jan Lievens, Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer; 19th century figures as Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent, Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne. Also features celebrated Scottish painters Allan Ramsay and Sir Henry Raeburn. Click here to see vignettes of paintings from Press Preview. See hi-res full images here.
Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection
Public Intimacy SFMOMA at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Click here to see photos of the exhibit from press preview by Ani Weaver
Matisse from SFMOMA at the SF Legion of Honor museum. Off-site programming curently offered by MOMA to other museums. See photos.
Arthur Szyk and the Art of the Haggadah from the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Click here to see some of the works in the exhibit.
Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keefe and Lake George. De Young Museum San Francisco, through May 11, 2014
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Errand of the Eye: Photographs by Rose Mandel at the de Young Museum
Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953–1966 at the de Young Museum
A 15th-century stone sculpture created in Mexico of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl from the exhibit; Objects of Belief from the Vatican: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the de Young Museum.
February 9–September 8, 2013
Rudolph Nureyev: A Life in Dance
Johannes Vermeer's enigmatic Girl with a Pearl Earring has intrigued art lovers for centuries. See this masterpiece and more than 30 others by artists of the Dutch Golden Age including Rembrandt, Hals, and Steen;from the collection of the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in this exclusive West Coast presentation at San Francisco's de Young Museum. www.famsf.org
Click here to see selections from The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism, last year at the deYoung
Museum in SF.El Museo de Arte Moderno de San Francisco (SFMOMA) Cindy Sherman, Photographer and “Stage Presence”
Cindy Sherman, con una retrospectiva viajera de una de las artistas contemporáneas más importantes y posiblemente una de las que han tenido mayor influencia trabajando exclusivamente con la fotografía. Durante 30 años, Sherman se ha fotografiado asimisma bajo un amplio rango de apariencias y personajes que se convierten en fascinantes e inquietantes, desagradables y conmovedores.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) blurred the line between fine arts and performing arts with its exhibition Stage Presence: Theatricality in Art and Media, which ended in October, 2012. Organized by Curator of Media Arts Rudolf Frieling, the exhibition presents works in a variety of media and features a series of performances that explore the influence of theater, dance, and performance in contemporary art.
Previously exhibited at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco.
The De Young Museum in San Francisco hosted the Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Over fifty paintings by
some of the most well-known Venetian painters from the sixteenth-century including Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Andrea and Mantegna. These works are considered to be some of the most celebrated European art collections. The exhibit has closed but you can
City of Santa Rosa debuts "WELCOME ROSELAND" Video Series! The "Welcome Roseland" campaign will run through June 2017. Each week, the City will debut a new video, answering a new question about the annexation.
Napa Valley College: Enroll now for Summer Sessions. Classes start June 12th. 6 and 8 weeks. Enroll now! New students register May 9, complete orientatin assessment and education plan. Call 707 256-7201 for more info or visit www.napavalley.edu.
NVTA Public Hearing Notice: “Vine Transit Service DiscontinuationRoute 25 to Sonoma” to be held on May 17, 2017, 1:30 PM, Soscol Gateway Transit Center Board Room, 625 Burnell St. in Napa to discuss the change to transit service and receive public comments. The transit system operated as Vine Transit proposes the following service changes: Discontinuation of Route 25 - Intercity Bus Service to Sonoma on June 30, 2017. Click here for more information to attend or send comments. Haga clic aquí para leer más en español.
A draft of the Sonoma County Consolidated Plan FY 2017-2018 One-Year Action Plan is available for review and comment. All projects included in the FY 2017-2018 One-Year Action Plan for federal CDBG, HOME and ESG funding address one or more of the specific objectives outlined in the 2015 Consolidated Plan and are activities that will benefit predominantly low- and moderate-income persons, or assist in the elimination of slums and blight. Comments may be submitted in writing to the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, until 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2017. Adoption of the FY 2017-2018 One-Year Action Plan is scheduled for May 2, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. Written and oral comments will be forwarded to HUD with the FY 2017-2018 Action Plan. For more information, call Valerie Johnson, Community Development Specialist, at (707) 565-7514 (TDD 565-7555). Download the FY 2017-2018 Action Plan
Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership presents Gang Awareness Training for Parents during April 2017. Signs and symptoms of gang involvement; Youth violence in our community and Available resources through service providers. Click here for English info. Haga clic aquí para leer más en español.
ENTERTAINMENT! Che Malambo gaucho dance company, Sat, Apr. 29, 7:30 pm; April at the Green Music Center and Schroeder Hall, SSU. See website for more info. www.gmc.
Tickets on sale now! Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán. Sunday May 14 at 3 p.m. Mother’s Day Matinee. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Click here to buy tickets.
Sonoma County Regional Parks’ spring activities guide available in Spanish and English. Features new hikes, outings and special events. Download
Green Music Center, SSU. See website for more info. www.gmc. sonoma.edu or call 866 955.6040. Check it out. New! Pre concert talks. Have a glass of wine and find out about the music! SSU students get 50% off tickets. April: Che Malambo gaucho dance company, Sat, Apr. 29, 7:30 pm; Richard Goode, Piano, Fri, May 5, 7:30 pm.
Sundays at Schroeder Hall, SSU: Jonathan Dimmock, organ, Sun, April 30, 3 pm. Benjamin Beilman, violin, Sun, May 14, 3 pm. See website for more info. www.gmc. sonoma.edu or call 866 955.6040.
Narcoticos Anonimos en ESPAÑOL Puede ayudar REUNIONES SON GRATIS, www.norcana.org, Linea de ayuda 855-667-2262.
CLASSES AT SRJC
Violence hurts us all! Help is available for crime victims and witnesses to a crime… murder of a loved one; sexual assault; hate crime; domestic violence; disclosure of a molestation. Call the Victim Witness Division at the Marin County District Attorney’s Office at 415-473-5080. Spanish or English.
Fly direct to Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) and Sonoma Wine Country on Alaska Airlines from Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, and on Allegiant Air from Las Vegas, and Phoenix-Mesa. Connect from anywhere Alaska, Delta, American, and Allegiant Air flies. Your return flight will be a breeze: Shorter lines and you can check a case of wine on Alaska Airlines for free. Wait for your flight by dining at the Sky Lounge Steakhouse & Sushi Bar overlooking the airfield. The Airport is a local favorite for air travel. Less stress, fly STS.
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County of Napa seeks Office Assistant II- Countywide. $19.24 - $22.74/hr.
Hiring Bay Camp Counselors
CONDUCTOR CON LICENCIA CLASE A O B
DRIVER WITH CLASS A or B LICENSE
Production workers. Sonoma Tilemakers, local ceramic tile manufacturer, currently seeks candidates for full-time Production/Day, Swing & Grave shifts. Candidates should be fit and able to lift up to 50 lbs. on an infrequent basis. Year-round work available. Salary reviewed after 90-day introductory period. Includes health care benefits, paid time off and paid holidays after introductory period. Includes 401k w/company match and profit sharing after one year of service. $11-$12/hr. DOE plus shift premium/$1 Swing/$2 Grave. Resume to email@example.com or apply in person between 9am and 4pm M-F at: 7750 Bell Rd. Windsor, CA 95492. [05/24]
Trabajadores de Producción. Sonoma Tilemakers es una empresa que manufactura azulejos de cerámica. Buscamos trabajadores para trabajo de tiempo completo. Buscamos trabajadores de buena condición física que puedan levantar cincuenta libras infrecuentemente. Trabajo disponible todo el año. Revisión salarial después de los primeros 90-dias. Beneficios incluye seguro de salud, días de vacaciones y enfermedad (PTO), y días festivos pagados - contratación de planta. Trabajo incluye también bonos y 401K después de un año de empleo. Posiciones: Producción en los turnos del día, tarde y noche.Compensación: Comienza a $11-$12/hora. Pago extra para trabajo en la tarde ($1/hora) y en la noche ($2/hora)
References will be requested. No telephone calls please. Attention to detail required. [5/11]
VINEYARD WORKER: Korbel Champagne Cellars is seeking full-time Vineyard Worker. Duties include pesticide control, fertilizing, irrigation, trellis system install, tractor driving & more. Min. 3 years agricultural/vineyard experience preferred. Clean DMV required. $15.00/hour. Excellent benefits package. Apply at Korbel Winery, 13250 River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446, FAX resume to (707) 824-7381, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. [5/9]
Peace in Medicine y SPARC están en busca de gente que sea apasionada, dedicada y trabajadora para hacerse parte de nuestro ocupado equipo de cultivación de afuera. Esta es una posición de labor general que trabaja en una finca/lugar de cultivación de cannabis al aire libre. La posición es laboriosa, e incluye todos los aspectos de la jardinería. Algunos deberes incluyen: regar, mantener las plantas, mover tierra, llenar maceteros, control de plagas y otros deberes tal como se necesiten. Buscamos candidatos que ya tengan experiencia con la jardinería y la agricultura. Como esta es una instalación exterior/invernadero, las temperaturas fluctúan entre extremos. Los candidatos deben sentirse bien con la idea de trabajar afuera y hacer trabajo laborioso. Las posiciones son de tiempo completo e incluyen beneficios. $16.50 por hora. Para mas información, por favor haga clic aquí vea nuestro anuncio, o envíenos su carta de interés a hiring@peace inmedicine.org. [5/11]
Peace in Medicine and SPARC seek passionate, dedicated and hardworking individuals to join our busy outdoor cultivation team. General labor position working in an outdoor cannabis farm/ cultivation facility. Labor-intensive, includes all aspects of gardening. Some specific duties include: watering, plant maintenance, moving soil, filling pots, pest control and other duties as assigned. Seeking hard working applicants with previous experience in gardening and agriculture. As this is an outdoor/greenhouse facility, temperatures will fluctuate between extremes. Applicants should be comfortable in working in an outdoor labor-intensive environment. Positions are full time and include benefits. $16.50 per hour. For more information, please click here or email your letter of interest to email@example.com. [5/6]
Counter Sales Rep: Vineyard Industry Products in Windsor seeks bilingual counter sales representative to prepare and assist with customer orders and quotes, coordinate deliveries, prepare shipping and keep the warehouse stocked. Good math skills and computer literacy required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) required. Respond by sending a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. [5/4]
Ukiah Unified School Dist. seeks full-time, part-time and on call employees: food service, custodial, maintenance, technology, grounds and paraprofessional/student learning support. Some positions with flexible work hours, no weekends and time off for summer and school holidays. Work with grade levels K-12. Must be able to speak and read English proficiently. Information: Lori Klee, 707 472-5042, visit Personnel Commission office, 511 S. Orchard Ave, Ukiah, or online at www.uusd.net, select “job opportunities.” [5/4]
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For jobs listed below with the County of Sonoma, for complete details, minimum qualifications and to apply online, visit www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or phone HR at (707) 565-8059. EOE. New*
*Financial Controller – CDC, $8221-$9993/Mo. One FT position in the Community Development Commission (CDC). Req. deg. & 3yr. prof. Apply by 5/24/17! EOE
*Accountant II, $5,339 - $6,490/Mo. Multiple positions in the Dept. of Health Svcs., reqs. rel. degree/coursework or cert. + up to 6 yrs exp. Apply by 05/10/17!
*Juvenile Correctional Counselor I/II
*Tax Collection Manager, $7,562-$9,192/Mo.One FT position in the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax-Collector’s Office. Reqs. coursework & 3 yrs. prof. exp. Apply by 5/22/17!
*OSD Special Projects Planner - Extra-Help
*Accounting Assistant, $4,231-$5,144/Mo. One FT positions in the Auditor Controller Treasurer Tax Collectors Office. Reqs. deg. & exp. Apply by 5/08/17!
*Engineering and Resources Planning Technician I – Extra-Help, $22.31- $27.12/Hr.
* Assistant Fleet Manager, $7,124-$8,659/Mo. One FT position in the Fleet Ops. Div. of the General Services Dept.; Reqs. related coursework + 2 yrs. related supervisor exp. Apply by 05/11/17!
*Veterans Building Booking Assistant, $19.95 - $24.26/hr. One PT position in the General Services Dept. reqs. office exp. Apply by 5/11/17!
Water Agency Engineer II & III, $8,385-$12,122/Mo. One FT position in the Sonoma County Water Agency, req. varied levels of edu. & prof. exp. Apply by 5/02/17! EOE
Senior Claims and Billing Clerk, $3,826 - $4,650/Mo. One FT position in the Behavioral Health Division of the Dept. of Health Svcs., reqs. related coursework/degree + up to 2 yrs. exp. Apply by 05/04/17!
Senior Network Administrator, $7,984-$9,706/Mo. One FT position in the Sonoma County Water Agency, req. deg. & 2yrs. prof. exp. Apply Now! Open until filled. [5/14]
OSD Associate Planner – Extra-Help, $32.51-$39.52/Hr. One temporary (extra-help) positions in the Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District. Req. deg. & prof. exp. Apply by 5/03/17!
Chief Deputy County Counsel – Health & Human Services Practice Group, $11,621 - $14,126/Mo. One FT position in the Office of County Counsel, reqs. current member in CA State Bar + 5 yrs. exp. Apply by 05/03/17!
Engineering Technician I & II, $3,880.30 - $5,489.13/Mo. Multi. FT positions in Transportation and Public Works, reqs. varied levels edu. & exp. Apply by 5/4/17!
Supervising Children’s Residential Care Counselor, $67,956.63 - $82,629.09 yr. One FT pos. in the VOMCH with the Human Svcs. Dept.; reqs rel. coursework & up to 3 yrs. rel. exp. Apply by 5/02/17!
Occupational Therapist I / II – Children’s Therapy Program – Part-Time
Physical Therapist I / II – Children’s Therapy Program
Santa Rosa City Schools Announces Employment Opportunities! Join our team and help shape the future for our amazing students. We have the following openings for you to consider. Visit https://www.edjoin.org and search "Santa Rosa City Schools" for complete details and expiration dates as most jobs are "open until filled." EOE