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|LA VOZ BILINGUAL NEWSPAPER
is a Spanish/English community publication serving the North San Francisco Bay in 5 counties:
Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Mendocino and Lake. Published monthly on the first Monday of each month.
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Luz Navarrette's retirement party at Bertolini Student Center, SRJC, on April 12, 2014. Click here for photos by Ani Weaver.
From Ellie Galvez of Sonoma State University: Thanks Ani Weaver for visiting my class this afternoon. My Education 295-CIP (Community Involvement Project)
Click here to see more photos by Ani Weaver of the Black Chamber of Commerce's Special event. Great music, dance and terriffic food.
Shirlee Zane and friends celebrated on St.Patrick's Day. Here she is with our Person of the Month for April 2014, Eduardo Vasquez. Click here for more photos of the event by Ani Weaver.
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
Environmental Discovery Center Open House.
Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 26
Sonoma County Regional Parks presents Parks Celebration 2014, dozens of FREE outdoor adventures through Memorial Day, May 26. Parks Celebration marks the arrival of spring and “parks season.” During Parks Celebration, you can experience favorite parks in new ways or explore parks you haven't visited before. Many of the events are perfect for families, and all of them are free! Read more for list of events...
CLICK on the titles below to read features in English and Spanish from recent issues.
Herman Hernandez, Person of the Month from the November, 2013 issue. Read more...
Richard Ortiz, el Personaje del Mes, El trabajo que realizo en la comunidad es una extensión de mis principios básicos con los que vivo y son: Creo que las comunidades tienen la fortaleza de acuerdo a la compasión que se demuestra por aquellas personas que son menos afortunadas que la mayoría. Haga clic aquí.
Richard Ortiz, Person of the Month, “My community work is an extension of my basic principles that I live by as follows: I believe that communities are only as strong as the compassion it shows for those who are less fortunate than the majority”. 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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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
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
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
Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings
El Museo de Arte Moderno de San Francisco (SFMOMA) Cindy Sherman, Photographer and “Stage Presence”
Click here for fabulous Cindy Sherman images. La Voz attended her show and we were really impressed with her photographs and talent! Click here for a downloadable PDF which is a transcript of the audioscript for the SFMOMA show. Read about what the curators have to say about the photographs.
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
Southwest Community Forum! Please join Community Action Partnership and the City of Santa Rosa Wednesday April 16, 6:00 pm at Cook Middle School, for an open discussion with city and county representatives to help keep our youth and community safe. Read more...
JOIN US – AT&T will be holding two-part Retail Hiring Events in which you'll be able to learn more about AT&T Retail Careers, benefits, career growth, and the application/interview process. Read more...about the online and in person events, and then, click to RSVP for both Events.
WORK FOR THE COUNTY OF NAPA!
For jobs listed below with Sonoma Co., visit www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org for complete details, minimum qualifiations and to apply online, or phone HR at (707)565-2331. EOE
Disability Unit Manager, $83,129 - $101,058 Annually. The Risk Mgmt. Division of Human Resources is seeking a talented, experienced, self-directed professional to lead the unit. Apply by 5/12/14!
Supervising Accountant, $73,278 - $89,078/yr. The Dept. of Health Services is seeking an experienced professional to fill one F/T vacancy in the Admin. Unit. Apply by 5/01/14!Engineering Technician I, $20.41 - $24.81/Hr. One extra help (temporary) position in the Survey Division of the Sonoma County Water Agency.
Apply by 05/12/2014!
Buyer, $24.82 - $30.14 Hourly. The Purchasing Division of the General Services Department is seeking a skilled professional to fill one (1) full-time Buyer vacancy. See more....Cadastral Mapping Technician I $20.78 - $25.26/hr. One FT position in the Assesor’s Office of the Clerk/Recorder/Assessor Department. Apply by 05/19/2014!
Insurance and Medi-Cal Billing Supervisor, $21.32 - $25.92 Hourly . The Dept. of Health Services is seeking an experienced candidate to fill one F/T vacancy. Apply by 4/28/14!
Social Service Worker III – Bilingual, $53,680 - $65,264/Annually. The Public Health Division in the Dept. of Health Services is seeking qualified bilingual candidates to fill one position for Social Service Worker III. Apply by 4/28/14!
Park Ranger I, $21.46 - $26.08 Hourly. The Regional Parks Department seeks highly motivated and talented individuals interested in career opportunities in park management and operations. This recruitment is being conducted to fill two (2) full-time Park Ranger I positions. Filing deadline now extended! 4/23/14. See more...
Parks and Grounds Maintenance Worker II, $20.29 - $24.66 Hourly. The Regional Parks Department seeks a qualified Parks and Grounds Maintenance Worker II to work at Sonoma County Regional Parks in Spring Lake, Sonoma Valley, Central Area, and West County parks maintenance areas. The Sonoma County Regional Parks Department maintains all County parks, bike trails, certain Open Space and other landscaped areas under contract with the County, and the County Center Complex. This recruitment is being conducted to fill one (1) full-time Parks and Grounds Maintenance Worker II vacancy. Filing deadline 4/16/14. See more...
Child Support Section Manager $85,989 - $104,502/yr. The Dept. of Child Support Services is seeking an experienced Child Support professional to fillone (1) full-time vacancy. Apply by 4/22/14!
Traffic Engineer, $6,908 - $8,398/Month. One full-time position in the Department of Transportation & Public Works. Apply by 04/21/2014!
Community Development Specialist I, $19.41 - $23.59/Hour. One FT position with the Community Development Commission, helping administer funding contracts. Apply by 04/16/2014!
Behavioral Health Program Manager, $75,157-$91,353/Annually. The Dept. of Health Services is seeking skilled professionals to fill one position for Behavioral Health Program Manager. Apply by 4/17/14!
LAFCO Executive Officer $90,476 - $109,991/yr. + Bnfts. The County of Sonoma is seeking an experienced professional to serve as the next LAFCO Executive Officer. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who enjoys the challenge of implementing and managing programs and budgets, as well as providing recommendations for improvements and policy direction. The position requires academic background in public administration, public policy, economics, business manage-ment, finance/accounting, urban/regional planning, or a closely related area; and three years of professional level work experience with increasing responsibility in general administration, operations, or accounting/ budgetary analysis, including research, analysis, and preparation of written reports. Apply by: April 22, 2014.
Probation Officer II, $26,23 - $31.89/hr. + Bnfts. Probation Department seeks experienced, professional Probation Officers in their Adult and Juvenile Divisions. If you would like to relocate to beautiful Sonoma County, please apply today!
Sonoma County is recruiting a Nurse Practitioner/Physician’s Assistant, Part-Time, $39.16 - $47.61 /hour. Department of Health services is hiring for one part-time NP/PH for their Special Clinic Services Unit in Public Health.
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Wardell Noel (izquierda), nuestro guerrero por la justicia y un viejo amigo de La Voz ha sido diagnosticado con cáncer pancreático, el cual es inoperable. Wardell necesita ayuda. Por favor únase a nuestra celebración por la vida de Wardell y su gran espíritu. Ayúdenos a proyectar pensamientos y oraciones positivas para pedir por su regreso a un estado saludable y lleno de felicidad. Visite www.youcaring.com y busque Wardell Noel para realizar donaciones que lo ayuden a realizar tratamientos alternativos que Wardell necesita para vencer ese cáncer. O bien puede comunicarse con su esposa, Cherelle, para ofrecer su ayuda y buenos deseos a través del Periódico Bilingüe La Voz en firstname.lastname@example.org. MUCHAS GRACIAS.