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Lucy GudielClick 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”.
LUCY GUDIEL’S MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY. “Surround yourself with people that think differently than yourself, but who share your core values. Visualize what you want to see happen. This will help you stay on track. Build “champions” to support your cause, i. e. a mentor, a coach. You need to leverage other people’s strengths to maximize impact and reach your goals. Many people think success is all about yourself (and your accomplishments). But your need others to help you build that bridge to achieve your goals.” Click here to see more photos of Lucy Gudiel.

Los Cien LuncheonLos 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.

Jefferson AwardsSonoma 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.
Herman J. Hernandez, for being the driving force behind the formation of Los Cien Sonoma County, which promotes understanding of the Latino community. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.

Youth Connections GraduationCelebrate 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.

Roseland libraryNov. 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.
Click here for info and schedule.
Call 707-545-0831or Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.

Roseland Library BenefitRoseland 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.

Panama Pacific International Exhibition MH de Young SFJewel 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.

CJM-NEATThis 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

Indigenous Peoples Day SRJCCelebrating 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.

Los Cien State of the Latino CommunityState 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.

KBBF Pupusa Fundraiser, Maria CañasCelebramos 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.

Herman HernandezRead about Herman Hernandez, Person of the Month from the November, 2013 issue. Click here...
"Los Cien's event at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts on August 28, 2015 was the gateway to Hispanic Heritage Month and it seems we only improve the awareness and out reach better each year," said Herman Hernandez. "The vision of Los Cien is to create a platform that brings awareness of many issues in our community, but yesterday it was culture, tradition and arts to all of you, pertaining to the Latino Community! For me reminding me of my family roots and being proud to share this with all my friends and community! I understand that this is just a very small piece to share. But as we begin Latino Heritage Month from September 15th thru October 15th, there will be many more programs such as the one yesterday and more to be able to experience with friends, family and community.
   Click here to see Jeff Kan Lee's photos of this special event including entertainment by the Mariachi Camp students, dancers and Carlos Reyes.

Carlos ReyesCarlos 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.

Mariachi Camp performanceGo 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.

Sonoma County MuseumHispanic 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.

Mariachi CampGo 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 ReceptionSRJC 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 AngelesMaria 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.

Roseland Headstart closesPhotos 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 FiestaFamily Fun Fiesta
Via Esperanza invited the community on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 to enjoy a day full of activities for the whole family while learning safety skills that will help you stay safe and healthy during summer! Sports and Games for Children; Kindergarten Registrations; Cooking Demonstrations; Martial Arts; Health and Safety Information, Prizes and Raffles and Food! Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee

Safari WestSafari 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. Click here for photos.

Los Cien and Santa Rosa SymphonyApril 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

Cali KicksGerardo 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,

Cali Kicks KidsClick 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 Roseland 2015Cinco 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 2015Cinco 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?

Dream Center OPening SRJCSRJC 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

CrazytownElsie 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.

Pocho SanchezFrom 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

Jenny Chamberlain and Sylvia LemusSt. 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.

Faces of RoselandClick 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"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 NightPOZOLE 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.

Omar MedinaClick here to see more photos by Jeff Kan Lee of the Los Cien Holiday Luncheon. Pictured, Omar Medina.


Giovanni and Diego DREAMers Film ProjectClick 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.

Herman G. HernandezClick 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.

Roseland CupCALLING 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.

Napa Bilingual StorytimeBilingual 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 Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee

Houghton HallHoughton 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.

Frank ChongState 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.

Ricardo NavarretteClick 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.

Herman H. HernandezMany 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

Alicia Sanchez, KBBF-FMKBBF-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, 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.

Anderson CollectionThe 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: to read about the exhibit and see the paintings.

Save Water!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 AND click here to see photos of the event by Ani Weaver.

Fermentation FestivalLacto-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 root beer, sauerkraut, cheese and beverage pairing with cider, beer or mead. 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 Andre ThieryCotati Accordion Festival. August 16-17. Click here to see photos of everyone enjoying Sunday's Cajun Zydeco party by Ani Weaver

One City Arts Show - Maria de los AngelesStudents 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 2014AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL SAN FRANCISCO SHOWAugust 8-10, 2014
Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion
It was a three-day celebration of all things handmade! More than 225 of the top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country gathered under one roof. A chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft like you’ve never seen before! This show is the largest juried craft show west of the Rockies – a must-attend for craft lovers! Click here to see photos of the exhibits by Ani Weaver.

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.

Jeff Kan Lee - One City ArtsArt as a form of emotional healing:
Free art classes help children cope with Andy López’s death.

Story by A. Vargas, Los Angeles Correspondent (read entire story in English and Spanish in the August issue of La Voz. Click here to see great photos of the One city Arts Project by Jeff Kan Lee and Maria de los Angeles.

Maria de los AngelesMaria 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 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 HernándezMariachi Sol de México de José Hernández breaks audience record at the Green Music Center.
On July 31, the Santa Rosa Symphony performed with a special guest, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, at the Green Music Center of SSU. It was the first time in the 87 years of SRS had an audience of 5,000 attendees! Click here to see photos by Craig Davis and Ani Weaver. If you are on Facebook, click here to see a video of Mariachi Sol de México singing "Bésame Mucho."

Sonoma County FairSonoma 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.

Jewish Free ClinicThe Jewish Free Clinic has a new home!
50 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa 95404 • Phone 707-585-7780. Drawing on Jewish traditions of Tzedakah (charity) and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), we offer free medical care for anyone in need, without regard to ethnicity, race or religion. We offer an atmosphere of respect, empowerment and partnership with our patients, and strive to assist them in attaining full health and well-being. Click here to see photos of the opening of the new clinic by Ani Weaver.

Hispanic Chamber Scholarship winners
Click here to see photos by Owen Scott Shirwo of the 26th Annual Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County’s Scholarship Awards Gala celebrating the accomplishments of outstanding Latino/a students. Havana Nights, June 21, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. The winners are: Janet Anguiano, Sonoma State University; Christian Barbosa, Healdsburg High School; Arlene Carreno, Roseland University Prep; Maria Flores,
Sonoma Valley HS; Luis Cristian Guerrero, Healdsburg HS; Vanessa Guzman, Santa Rosa HS; Jose Guzman Dominguez, Healdsburg HS; Jimmy Juarez, Colgate University; Angelica Lezama, El Molino HS; Jonathan Lopez, Healdsburg HS; Maria Lopez Guzman, RUP; Anabel Mata, Elsie Allen HS; Jasmine Rivera, SRJC; Ana Ruiz Gonzalez, Healdsburg HS; Valentina Salazar, RUP; Laura Sanchez, SRJC; Lesly Sauceda, SSU; Claudia Serrano, SSU; Elisa Silva, RUP; Xochitl Tlatilpa, Clark University.

SRJC Latino/a GraduationClick 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!

Dalia Martinez of "The Naked Pig" 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.

SSU RAZA Graduation 2014Click 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.

Healdsburg Garden TourClick 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.

Luz NavarretteLuz Navarrette's retirement party at Bertolini Student Center, SRJC, on April 12, 2014. Click here for photos by Ani Weaver.

Dr. Ellie Galvez' SSU ClassFrom 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
also presents both sides on controversial issues. Ani and I were amazed by the response students brought. Our next step is for them to have an article written to be published about their own community work. I love my job experiences with awesome students that promise so much! Click here to see more photos by Ani Weaver.

Black Chamber of Commerce EventClick here to see more photos by Ani Weaver of the Black Chamber of Commerce's Special event. Great music, dance and terriffic food.

Hispanic chamber MixerSonoma County Hispanic Chamber Mixer was held at CPI, California Parenting Institute. Click here to see a few photos of the event.

Jenny ChamberlainMarcos SuarezJoanna PulidoEduardo Vasquez
Two great events this week: Very First Latino Leaders at SSU Club Fundraiser! at Agave Restaurant & Bar, March 4, 2014, and the Hispanic Chamber Young Professionals March Fiesta Mixer at Flipside Steakhouse and Sportsbar, March 6, 2014. Click here to see the photos of the very enthusiastic, articulate, focused and committed young people of our community who attended these two mixers. (And some old folks too!). And while you're at it, check out the La Voz Bilingual Newspaper Facebook page, please "like," and become a member of the group, La Voz Bilingual Newspaper Fans to receive the latest news and job announcements.

Bellevue School Opera a la CarteOpera 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 GalleryPhoto 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
in their higher education creden-tials. Others are parents who wish to set an example to their children. Click here to see the photos of the graduates by Michael Amsler. Please add comments if you know these great folks, especially their names!

Photo GalleryPhoto gallery of the 2014 SRJC HEP GED program graduation ceremonies. In 2013 SRJC started up its HEP
Program. HEP, (High School Equivalency Program), is one of fifty federally funded education programs nationwide designed to assist seasonal agricultural farmworkers and their family members in obtaining high school diplomas (GED). HEP also helps students prepare to move on to higher levels of education or training and into more stable and better paid jobs. HEP’s program director at SRJC, Cathy Wilson (right), Beatriz Camargo (left) is its program coordinator. Click here to see the photos of the ceremony and the speaker by Michael Amsler.

SRJC HEP FamiliesPhoto gallery of the families and supporters
of the SRJC HEP 2014 graduates.

Click here
to see the photos by Michael Amsler. So many proud family members and friends. The young ones are next!

Mary Biggs-Redwood Empire IndustriesPerson of the Month
for January 2014: Mary Biggs and Redwood Empire Industries.

"Each person matters in our community," says Mary. Click here for the heart-warming photos of Mary Biggs working with her intellectually challenged clients by Owen Scott Shirwo, La Voz Bilingual Newspaper staff photographer. Owen can be reached at 707 539-3940. Click here to read the story by Craig Davis in English y en español.

Timothy D. Morse, Sr.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.

Herman J. HernandezLos 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 IndependenciaFiesta 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.

Davis Hawn and BoosterA 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

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.
Click here
to see more photos and to read the article on Aurelio Hurtado.

REFB Summer Lunch Program
REFB’s Hunger-Free Summer Lunch Program
The REFB Hunger-Free Summer Lunch program kicked off at several sites around the county. Each year REFB helps fill the hunger gap by providing free lunch at 46 Sonoma County locations from June 3 through August 9. This year REFB partnered with Champions for Change –Power Play!, the Center for Well-Being and WHOA Farms to provide fun physical activities, nutrition education and freshly picked organic food for participants. At a recent Santa Rosa kick-off event, City Councilwoman Julie Combs read aloud from the children’s book Potter the Otter about an otter who loves to drink water. Lunch is available for all children ages 18 and under, Monday–Friday during lunchtime hours specified per site. Some sites offer breakfast as well. Click here to read more about the summer lunch program and to find locations.
Click here
to see more photos on our gallery.

RUP Portfolio Day
On Friday, May 24th Roseland University Prep High School in Santa Rosa held Portfolio Day, an inspiring end-of-the-year event that we all look forward to. I was honored to be a panelist. Please click here to see great photos of the students, teachers and panelists. If you know the name of the person in the photo, please don’t hesitate to add it, and give your comments on how the day went for you or the event in general—Ani Weaver
On Portfolio Day, students have the opportunity to present themselves in a professional manner to people they may otherwise not have the opportunity to meet.   Having the confidence to do so will serve them well as young college students and up-and-coming young professionals. Each panel consisted of community members and teachers. Students gave oral presentations to groups of panelists in small classroom settings. Panelists gave feedback on students’ oral presentations and overall presentation skills.

Vamos a Nadar
Vamos a Nadar (Let's Go Swimming) returns for its 10th year! This free bilingual program includes swim classes in the pool for children, water safety lectures for parents, and demonstration of lifesaving techniques. Upon completion of the class, children will receive coupons for a two-week course of swim lessons. Click here to see the schedule and learn more about the program.

KBBF Board of Directors
KBBF Mesa Directiva/ Board of Directors: Dr. Ron Lopez, Ph.D., Laura Arreguin, David Janda, Malinalli Lopez, Alicia Sanchez, Josué Lopez, Santos Molina, Michaele Morales, Maria Mendoza, Carlos Lopez
Happy 40th Anniversary KBBF! On May 31, 2013, our nation celebrates the 40th anniversary of a historic event; the birth of its first public bilingual radio station, our very own gem, KBBF 89.1 FM. The radio station started out as the dream of a few idealists, among them a farm worker, a lawyer, a housewife, a professor and a college student who recognized the need for social change and advocacy in the Latino community. For the last 40 years, KBBF 89.1FM has served the community with information, education, commentary and culturally diverse music within a bilingual format. There have been bumps along the road that have served to highlight KBBF’s resilience, strength and dedication to their mission. Click here to read their story. See 208 photos on the La Voz Flicker site of KBBF for the past 40 years—Click here!

Maria de los AngelesClick here to see Maria's paintings on the
La Voz Flickr site.

We have followed the story of Maria de Los Angeles Cornejo since her days at Santa Rosa Junior College and rallied behind her as she raised funds to meet her scholarship obligation to the prestigious Pratt Institute of Art & Design. See her website We saw her succeed at Pratt and enjoyed her summer exhibits here at home. On May 14, Maria de Los Angeles will be graduating from Pratt Institute and heading off to Yale University for her masters in fine arts degree. The journey hasn’t been without its share of drama. In February of this year, Maria de Los Angeles along with 34 other seniors, lost all of her work in a raging fire that destroyed several studios in the school’s historic Main Building. Click here to read her story and Artist's Statement.

ExploratoriumOn 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.

Expanding your Horizons Science Conference for GirlsClick here to see photos by Mathew Canniff
Girls Expanding Their Horizons! Each spring, the Sonoma County EYH (Expanding Your Horizons) Chapter holds a free annual conference for 7th and 8th grade students from Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties. Click here to read about science conference for girls in Spanish. Girls Expanding Their Horizons!

Nenita and Lila The Robles Family
Lila Cuevas and Nenita Tapia
(left) and Josefina, Paco and Benjamin Robles (right)
Nenita Tapia and Paco Robles are happy and thriving. They both have Down Syndrome and make use of the various services and resources for the developmentally disabled in our community. There are sports teams, art programs, transitioning services, vacations, transportation, employment services and much more. Contact North Bay Regional Center for more information regarding resources. Click herefor beautiful photos of Nenita and Paco by Ruth Gonzalez and Mathew Canniff.
Click here to read story of Living with Disabilities and Thriving: Nenita Tapia and Paco Robles. Also available as a PDF, click here.

After 43 years, San Francisco’s famous interactive museum is closing up shop at the Palace of Fine Arts to move to Pier 15 on the Embarcadero. To kick off the move the museum decided to take their show on the road. On Sunday March 10th, “On the Road” events were held across San Francisco at the Embarcadero, the Bayview District, and at the Buena Vista Horace Mann School in the Mission. Click here for more photos by Craig Davis.

Click here to read story by Craig Davis, On the Move: SF Exploratorium takes Road Show to the Mission

Cecilia Bartoli 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.

Sonoma County AgropreneurshipEmely 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 Bilingual and/or under-represented individuals are highly encouraged to apply. The Program Includes:
• Customized business training and farming/ranching practices.
• Classes – Fridays twice a month at Shone Farm.
• Field Days – Saturdays once a month at farms.
• Completing a business plan with support from SBDC counselors.
• Work experience opportunities through SRJC.
• Access to affordable farmland and other resources. Click here to read Emely's story.

Sonoma County 4HSonoma 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 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.

Alexis VargasClick 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).
Alexis Vargas Needs Our Help!
Alexis Vargas and her cousin Cristina Garcia
were involved in a tragic accident over the holidays. Cristina lost her mother and is undergoing operations in a Texas hospital. Alexis is stranded in a Mexican hospital with serious injuries and mounting medical bills. Our community is trying to raise funds to help Alexis pay her bills in Mexico and get back home. Alexis Vargas is a Peer Leader, Tae Kwon Do Red-belt, varsity cheerleader and dancer at Elsie Allen High School. She is enrolled in the University Program and aspires to be a television broadcaster. You may donate funds to Redwood Credit Union Account #192288 under Gabriel Vargas. Please check back for upcoming fundraisers. Click here for her story in HIGH resolution. Click here to see it in LOW.

Bernstein Orthodontics 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
braces and treatment. Children in Sonoma County
now have an opportunity to get their smile back at no cost.For more information read our story on page 5 of our January 2013 issue (low res, smaller file) or read story in high resolution (larger file), or visit Bernstein Orthontics online at

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Highlights: NEW! Political cartoons from Maria de los Angeles on the Housing Crisis. Person of the month: Lucy Gudiel, by Craig Davis. Immigration: Early filing of Family petitions, by Christopher Kerosky, Esq. Keep your pet safe this Halloween. Education: Important updates that impact English learners. Advice for couples and families by Marisol Muñoz-Kiehne. A Poem about tigers by Radha Weaver; Bio: Emilio Salgari, popular adventure novelist, by Craig Davis. How to grow lettuce, by Sonoma County Master Gardeners. Photos by Jeff Kan Lee. Please like our Facebook page and join the group “La Voz Bilingual Newspaper Fans” for all “News” UPDATES delivered to your email for the bilingual/bicultural community, and you will be notified when the new issue is online!

Latest Immigration articles by Christopher Kerosky, Click here Inmigrantes que estan a la espera de una petition familiar con anticipacion al permiso de trabajo Immigrants waiting on family petitions can file early under new Obama policy.

Click here for previous articles on Immigration.

Read about Herman Hernandez, Person of the Month from the November, 2013 issue. Read more...

Elder AbuseClick 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

Click here for English: Beneficial insects in your garden; Haga clic aquí para leer Insectos Benéficos (espanol)

Elder Financial Abuse: Are You Protected?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.

Happy Birthday La Voz! Beginning our 14th year in print! Click here to read Craig Davis' history of La Voz— since 2001!

Tata's gift 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."


Nov. 19: Chicano & Latino Studies and The Imaginists Present: La Carpa Americana (The American Tent), a satirical look at the politics of cultural identity and immigration, focusing on one family’s experiences and staged in the style of the traditional Mexican carpa or “tent show”. Composed of five “acts”, each illuminating a different aspect of immigration policies and realities, the carpas employs physical comedy, music, satire and politics into a surreal variety show that touches on the most pressing issues of our times. La Carpa Americana is an original, ensemble created show performed in Spanish and English. Come one, come all to the espectáculo carpero! 7:30pm,
oors open at 7pm. Sonoma State University Weill Hall. FREE! Must get tickets in advance at Green Music Center online (click here) or in person. For more information, visit:, call 1 (866) 955-6040 or email

Dec. 5, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sonoma County Master Gardener Workshops. Cloverdale: Pruning Fruit Trees and Maintaining your backyard orchard. Regional Library, 400 N. Cloverdale Blvd. 707 565-2608 or  OR Santa Rosa: Holiday Decorating with flowers and greens. Rincon Valley Regional Library, 6958 Montecito Blvd, 95409

Dec. 11: Posada Navideña at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. Pre-show arts and crafts 6:00 p.m. Ballet Folklorico de Sacramento show starts at 7:00 p.m. Candlelight procession after the show. 707-546-3600 or Adults $10/Kids $5.

Bay Area Discovery Museum: Baykids Our new exhibition, Healthyville, is now open! Explore nutrition, fitness and the human body. Play doctor and study X-rays and measure heart rates; shop for food and learn to create healthy meals; and even touch boogers in a giant nose!

Free “Path to College” Workshops for College-Bound Students at the Sonoma County Libraries. College-bound students and their families can find help navigating the sometimes daunting process of applying to four-year colleges. Sonoma County Library will present a total of eight programs at five different library branches throughout the County. Hands-on programs for writing and editing college application essays, and for submitting online University of California and California State University applications. Other workshops are intended to illuminate the college application process for all high school students and their families. These two programs will include both Spanish-speaking and English-speaking presenters. “Demystifying the College Application Process” will cover how to kick-start the college admissions process and navigate through applications, testing options, college campus selection, and more. Click here for more information, dates, times, etc.

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: or Jaime Smedes, 707-573-3399 x115, jsmedes@

Sonoma County Master Gardener Library Workshops: Master Gardeners offer an ongoing series of horticultural lectures at nine libraries throughout Sonoma County. If you would like to be notified of the workshops and other community events, public notices and job opportunities, click here to join the La Voz Bilingual Newspaper Fans group on Facebook. You can also find more gardening tips, ideas and information at

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, Haga clic aquí. Richard Ortiz, Person of the Month, Read more...

The Four Cornerstones of Business Success / Mary Luttrell, ISO-Certified Management Consultant / Consultora de Administración Certificada por ISO
Introduction (November 2013)
First Cornerstone: Purpose / La primera base: El Propósito (December 2013)
Second Cornerstone: Strategies / El Segundo Fundamento: Las Estrategias (January 2014) Third Cornerstone: Skills / La tercera Base: Las Habilidades (February 2014)

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

• Aurelio Hurtado Retires
• Immigration: Sponsoring a relative, pt 3
• Lorena Ochoa
• Health: Project True Anti-tobacco
• First 5: Reading for fun!
• Richard Diebenkorn paintings at de Young
• Rose Mandel photos at SF de Young
• Red Cross Tips to stay safe in the heat
• Sex Trafficking: It's Everyone's Problem
• Sebastopol Steinway and the Piano Man
• Davis Hawn and Booster the Service Dog
• Maria de Los Angeles Cornejo. Click here to see Maria's paintings on the La Voz Flickr site.
• SF Exploratorium Opening

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Botticelli to BraqueBotticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Through May 31, 2015, 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.

SF Legion of HonorHigh Style:
The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection

Through July 19, 2015
Legion of Honor, San Francisco. a landmark exhibition of 20th century masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tracing the evolution of fashion from 1910 to 1980, High Style will reveal the breadth of this world-class collection, with seminal pieces by some of the most important American and European fashion designers from the period. “The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection is a national treasure whose riches range from iconic rarities of haute couture to inventive sportswear by the first American women designers.” High resolution press images from the exhibition can be found here | Click here to see vignettes of fadhions from Press Preview.

Modernism at the de Young SFModernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection
June 7, 2014 – October 12, 2014

Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection brings paintings by the great masters of the post-war world to San Francisco. The de Young will feature nearly 50 works by Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and Frank Stella, among others. The de Young is the exclusive venue for this exhibition, the first of the Meyerhoff Collection outside the greater Washington, DC, and Baltimore metro areas. Click here to see vignettes from the exhibit, photos by Ani Weaver. Click here to see photos from press previews of previous exhibits in the SF Art Museum scene.

Public Intimacy SFMOMA at YBCA 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

MatisseMatisse from SFMOMA at the SF Legion of Honor museum. Off-site programming curently offered by MOMA to other museums. See photos.

Szyk HaggadahArthur Szyk and the Art of the Haggadah from the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Click here to see some of the works in the exhibit.


Georgia O'KeefeModern Nature: Georgia O’Keefe and Lake George. De Young Museum San Francisco, through May 11, 2014

These photos were taken at the Press Preview at the de Young in SF to give readers a close up view of Georgia O'Keefe's work and style, something you don't get to see very often. See exhibition photos, vignettes by Ani Weaver

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Legion of Honor Exhibit: Impressionists on the Water, June 1 through October 13, 2013

Impressionists on the Water

The Legion of Honor's big summer show, highlights the Impressionists’ and Post-Impressionists’ love affair with the rivers and seashore of France, and with the fashionable new pursuit of yachting. It features paintings, works on paper – and 19th century boat models. We explore the sparkling world of leisure and yacht racing at Argenteuil, outside Paris, and discover how artists like Monet, Renoir, Caillbotte and Toulouse-Lautrec responded in radical ways to themes of water and sailing in their work. You will have to go to the museum to see the paintings in their entirety, this is just a taste. The people shown are leading the press preview which La Voz attended. Please comment on the photos, people in the photos and your impression of our impression of the Impressionists...
Click here to read: Impressionists on the Water, article by the Legion of Honor Museum on the exhibit and more photos of the paintings.
Click here to see these photos by Ani Weaver, vignettes and close ups.

The Errand of the Eye: Photographs by Rose Mandel at the de Young Museum
June 22–October 13, 2013

Rose Mandel

Click here to see more photos of by Rose Mandel. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to announce The Errand of the Eye: Photographs by Rose Mandel, the first full assessment of this dynamic artist. From the late 1940s through the early 1970s, RoseMandel produced an original and poignant body of photographs, working closely with and among many of the Bay Area’s best-known artists including Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff, Ansel Adams, and Minor White. Though lauded by her contemporaries and featured in significant exhibitions and publications during her lifetime, her work remains little known. Click here to read more about Rose Mandel and the exhibit.

Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953–1966 at the de Young Museum
June 22 – September 29, 2013

Diebenkorn Exhibit

Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953–1966, will be the first exhibition to explore in-depth the work produced by Diebenkorn between 1953 and 1966, when he lived in Berkeley, California. The presentation will include over 130 of the artist’s paintings and drawings assembled from collections across the country, many of them rarely or never before seen in public exhibitions. Diebenkorn’s engagement with the unique settings of the Bay Area, along with his personal history, ties this exhibition deeply to the region. Click here to read more about the exhibit. Click here to see more photos from the exhibit on our gallery.

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
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to see a preview of the exhibit in the
La Voz Photo Gallery. Or visit

Objects of Belief from the vast holdings of the Vatican Ethnological Museum, the de Young displayed 39 rarely seen works from Africa, Oceania, and Americas reflecting indigenous religious cultures.
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to see photos from the exhibit.

Rudolph NureyevRudolph Nureyev: A Life in Dance
Click here
to see photos from the exhibit.

Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings
from the Mauritshuis - at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. Exhibit runs from January 26 - June 2, 2013
. Click here to see a preview of the exhibit in the La Voz Photo Gallery. Or go to for more information.

Girl with a Pearl EarringJohannes 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.

Danny Lyon Photographer
Click here to see selections from "This World is Not My Home: Photographs by Danny Lyon" which was at at the De Young Museum through January 27, 2013. La Voz saw this exhibit and thought it was valuable enough to feature on our website. La Voz encourages it's readers to Google Danny Lyon and read about his amazing ability to capture live with his camera.

William S. Paley CollectionClick 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
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #465, 2008; chromogenic
color print; 63 3/4” x 57 1/4" courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York; © 2012 Cindy Sherman. Uno de los Retratos de la Sociedad* de Shermans/ One of Sherman’s Society Portraits 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.
Cindy Sherman, a traveling retrospective of one of the most significant contemporary artists and arguably the most influential one working exclusively with photography. For thirty years, Sherman has photographed herself in a range of guises and personas that are by turns amusing and disturbing, distasteful
and affecting.

Stage Presence SFMOMA
© James Coleman, Photograph (still), 1998–99; projected images with synchronized audio narration, 20 minutes.

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.
Stage Presence gathered three decades of works by 40 artists including some key works from the SFMOMA media arts collection, all of which embrace theatricality in contemporary art practice. Exuberant manifestations of the “stage” emerge, such as beauty pageants; a dance troupe in post-punk London; artists dressed as a bear and a rat walking through the Swiss Alps; and a family occupying in-store Ikea model rooms. Some of the works are humorous and camp, while others are critical and subversive.

Man Ray Lee Miller Exhibit FAMSF
Lee Miller by Man Ray Man Ray by Lee Miller
Click here to see larger images of Lee Miller's neck by Man Ray and Man Ray's portrait by Lee Miller

Previously exhibited at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco.
Man Ray and Lee Miller lived together in Paris from
1929 to 1932, first as teacher and student, later as
lovers, and finally as collaborators. Man Ray, already an established member of the French avant-garde, was a leading figure of the Surrealist movement— the loose association of artists and writers who rose to prominence after the First World War by making provocative combinations out of ordinary things. Miller, who was just starting her career, sought out Man Ray as a mentor. Although their time together was short, the professional and personal inspiration they shared resulted in some of the most powerful work of each artist’s career.

Renaissance Masters

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
click here to see close up photos and details
of the paintings
taken at the Press Preview
by Ani Weaver.

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Know what’s below. Call 811 two working days before you dig! or 800 227-2600
5 Steps to a Safe Excavation.
1. Survey and Mark – Survey proposed excavation areas and mark the dig sites with
white paint, flags or stakes.
2. Call Before You Dig – Call 811 at least two working days prior to starting work.
3. Wait the Required Time – Allow utilities the two full working days to locate and mark lines.
4. Respect the Marks – Maintain the marks and respect them when digging.
5. Dig with Care – Hand excavate within 24 inches of each side of marked utilities. [12/02]

Catholic Charities has help regarding DACA. Call 707-578-6000 or visit Click here for more information in English and Spanish. [12/02]

No Down Payment Needed; 3 bedrooms, 2 & 2.5 baths; 2 car garage; Energy Star; Affordable payments. Catalina Townhomes
2740 Dutton Meadow, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
HELP BUILD YOUR FIRST HOME WITH US! 707.526.9782 • [12/02]

IMPORTANT! The Santa Rosa Police Dept. wants to hear from you! Take the survey to give your feedback. This is a great opportunity to have your voice be heard. Gather your thoughts on community safety, satisfaction with the police department, and where the SRPD should focus its resources and improve services. Haga clic aquí para español AND Click here for English survey. Your feedback is important to help the SRPD meet our needs in a way that works for us!

Film: The 33Film: "The 33" PG-13 | 127 minutes | Opening in Sebastopol at the Rialto on Nov. 13 | Based on the real-life event in Chile, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days | in English | Antonio Banderas. www.rialtocinemas.

Supporting Undocumented YouthClick 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:
• information on DACA (the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program)
• a list of scholarships available to students regardless of their immigration status
• a list of federally funded adult education programs and • best practices for schools to follow

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 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.

Free Low Income Energy Assistance
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Click here for new jobs with the County of Sonoma listed below.

Click here for new jobs with the Santa Rosa City School District listed below.

Haga clic aquí para leer más. Petaluma Poultry has immediate openings for General and Skilled Laborers. $11.00 /hour + $0.65 increase after 60 days of employment. Must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the US and have worked for one employer for at least 3 months in the past year. Manufacturing and/or production, especially food production experience is a plus. Benefits: Full medical, indiv and family, as well as paid vacation, and holiday time; 401(k) with company-paid match up to 5%.Temporary bonus program:
Sign-on bonus: $100 after 30/60/90/120/150/180 days = $600
Attendance bonus: For not missing any days during the week you get paid an extra $1/per every hour worked
Referral bonus: Refer unlimited friends and make $50 after 2/4/6/8 weeks that they are employed = $200. Apply at and click on “Careers” or stop by at our location in Petaluma @ 2700 Lakeville Hwy.

Healdsburg Unified School District is announcing the following two opportunities:
Bus Drivers, $16.34 to $18.92/hr. Paid training available in January. Contact us now to apply. See AND
Custodians-Substitute, $14.44 to $16.72/hr.

Newspaper carriers wanted. Routes available now in Petaluma and Sebastopol. Part time, early morning hours, 7 days a week. Must be 18, have a valid CA. drivers license and insurance. If interested call 707-575-7500. (12/05)

VenTek International, manufacturer of automated fee payment machines located in Petaluma, CA has an immediate full time opening for an IT specialist. The primary task for this position is to assist in the support of the company’s IT infrastructure. This company is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to fairness and diversity. Salary Commensurate with Experience. Full benefit package offered. Send cover letter and resume to:

MENDOCINO COUNTY Health & Human Services Agency seeks • Social Worker Supervisor I and II; • Account Specialist Supervisor/Account Clerk Supervisor; • Screener; • Social Worker Assistant II. For full job description details & to apply, go openings.htm. Apply by 12/02/15.

For jobs listed below with Sonoma Co., visit for complete details, minimum qualifiations and to apply online, or phone HR at (707) 565-2331. EOE

Human Resources Officer – Health Services
$6,245 - $7,593/Mo. One full-time position with the Department of Health Services. Reqs related coursework + 2 yrs exp. Apply by 12/06/15!

Buyer - TIME-LIMITED, $25.57 - $31.08/Hr.
General Services Department seeks one full-time Buyer vacancy. Related education and experience required. Apply by 12/10/15.

Web Intern - Undergraduate, $12.83-15.59/Hr. Sonoma County Human Resources department seeks qualified undergraduate students to fill two internships as Web Interns. Applicants must be currently enrolled in classes.  The positions will assist with migrating web site content into our new Content Management System and ensuring compliance with ADA standards.  Apply by 12/17!

Vineyard Erosion Engineering Technician, $34.23 - $41.61/Hr. One full-time vacancy.  Edu & exp is required.  Apply by 12/21! 

Capital Project Manager, $83,589 - $101,601/ Yr. General Services Department seeks individual with proven professional project management experience to fill one full-time vacancy. Related education and experience required. Apply by 12/15/15.

Children’s Residential Care Counselor I, $20.38 - $24.77/Hr. Multiple extra help (temporary) positions in the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home with the Human Services Dept. Reqs related coursework/experience. Apply by 11/30/15!

Employment & Training Specialist – English & Bilingual English/Spanish, $23.27 - $28.28/Hr. Four FT (two regular & two fluent bilingual) positions in the Employment & Training Division of the Human Services Dept. Reqs related degree or coursework and/or exp. Apply by 11/30/2015! 

Heavy Equipment Mechanic II, $27.77 - $33.76/Hr. The General Services Department seeks a qualified, experienced Heavy Equipment Mechanic to join their team. One full-time vacancy. Related education and experience required. Apply by 12/08/15.

Assistant Fleet Manager, $80,583 - $97,969/Yr. General Services Department seeks experienced management professional to fill one full-time vacancy in the Fleet Operations Division. Related education and experience required. Apply by 12/09/15.

Social Service Supervisor II – Adult & Aging, $5,767 - $7,010/Mo. One FT position in the Care Management Unit of the Human Services Department. Reqs related Masters degree & 3+ yrs prof exp. Apply by 12/07/15!

Probation Officer I, $24.54 - $29.83/Hr. One full-time vacancy.  Edu or exp is required.  Apply by 11/30! 

HR Information Systems Specialist, $5,096 - $7,019/Mo. One full-time position in the Human Resources Department to be filled at the I or II level. Reqs related coursework and up to 2 yrs exp.  Apply by 11/30/15

Payroll Systems Database Administrator I/II, $29.30 - $40.36/Hr. Two full-time vacancies. Edu & Exp is required. Apply by 11/30!

Public Health Aide I – Bilingual & Part-Time, $14.04 -$17.06/Hr. One bilingual part-time position in the Women, Infant & Children’s (WIC) Program with the Department of Health Services. Reqs recent related experience. Apply by 11/23/15!  

Senior Public Health Nurses, $37.67 - $45.79/Hr. Two full-time positions with our Department of Health Services. Reqs 2 years exp + CA State PHN Cert. Apply by 11/25/15!  

Auditor-Appraiser II, $30.09 - $36.57/Hr One full-time vacancy. Edu, CPA, or exp is required. Apply by 11/30/15! 

Appraiser II, $26.38 - $32.07/Hr One full-time vacancy.  Edu & exp is required.  Apply by 11/30! 

Santa Rosa City Schools Announces the Following Opportunities! It is back-to-school time at Santa Rosa City Schools! Join our team and help shape the future for our amazing students. We have the following openings for you to consider. Click on the links to learn more about the job or to apply. OR visit and search "Santa Rosa City Schools" for complete details and expiration dates as most jobs are "open until filled." EOE

Custodian II - Night Shift at Piner High School (8 hours)

Special Education Assistant at Lawrence Cook Middle School (6 hours)

Student Advisor at Hilliard Comstock Middle School ( 8 hours)

Middle School Technician (Counseling Office) at Rincon Valley Middle School (8 hours)

Child Care Assistant at Brook Hill Elementary School (1 hour)

Administrative Assistant at Business Services, District Office (8 hours): Proficiency in modern office equipment and software programs, ability to communicate effectively utilizing personal attributes and all modern communication medium, ability to assume responsibility and use good judgment in dealing with a variety of situations and strong organizational skills and personal initiative.

Campus Supervisors at Piner High School and Santa Rosa High School: Deal effectively with student disturbances; protect students from harm; work cooperatively with staff, students, neighbors and visitors; read and write at the level required for successful job performance; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; develop friendly, supportive and yet firm relationships with students.

CWA Secretary - Bilingual at CWA - SAFE, SRCS District Office (8 hours): Operate standard office equipment, use designated computer database and word processing systems as appropriate to assignment; learn, interpret, and apply school District rules, laws and policies; compose correspondence independently; deal effectively with a wide variety of personalities and situations with tact, friendliness, judgment and poise; prepare and maintain financial and statistical records and reports; make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately; speak and write fluently in both English and Spanish.

Coordinator of Transportation Services at District Office (8 hours): Plan, organize, and supervise the transportation operations of a school district. Learn and interpret policies, laws, rules, and regulations affecting school district transportation operations. Prepare clear specifications in accordance with established procedures and format. Prepare and present oral and written reports. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with District administrative and school personnel, parents and contract transportation personnel. Become proficient in the operation of computer-aided school bus routing software.

Restorative Response Specialists at (C&I 7-12) Secondary School sites (3 openings):
Promote and support the SRCS Strategic Plan and Local Control Accountability Plan to create equitable opportunities for learning and success that ensure all students are college and career ready.  Play an integral role in providing support to schools and families with behavioral wellbeing and subsequently academic success.  Support District-wide Restorative  Practice  initiative by coordinating and implementing restorative practices to change racially disproportionate discipline and foster safe and supportive school environments.

Family Engagement Facilitator (C&I K-6) at Elementary School sites (2 openings):
The Family Engagement Facilitator provides assistance and information to parents and makes referrals to appropriate community resource and public assistance agencies.  The facilitator finds solutions, performs child safety checks; facilitates parent involvement in school activities; and is able to perform a variety of tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility, including but not limited to skilled clerical tasks in support of the district programs. Must be able to translate oral and written materials accurately and fluently in both English and a second language; send parent communications regarding student issues, testing, and program placements.
Family Engagement Facilitator, Rincon Valley Middle School:

Special Education Assistants (10 openings):
Ability to assist with instructional activities in a classroom; learn the procedures, functions, limitation of assigned Special Education Assistant duties; understand the needs of physically, emotionally and educationally handicapped students; remain calm in situations of stress; perform routine clerical duties; understand and carry out oral and written directions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with teachers, students and others contacted in the course of work. Go to Search keywords “Santa Rosa City Schools" and "Special Education Assistant."