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Click here to read Lucy Gudiel: Child of Community Action, La Voz Person of the Month for November. by Craig Davis, English y español. Light! Power! and a Good Deal! EL MENSAJE DE LUCY GUDIEL A LA COMUNIDAD.
“Rodéense de personas que piensen diferente a ustedes, pero con quien compartan sus valores principales. Visualicen lo que deseen que suceda. Esto los va a ayudar a mantenerse en la ruta correcta. Formen “campeones” que apoyen su causa, por ejemplo un asesor, un entrenador. Necesitan influenciar las fortalezas de otras personas para maximizar el impacto y alcanzar sus metas. Muchas personas piensan que el éxito se trata de ellas mimas (y de sus logros). Pero se necesita de otras personas para que les ayuden a construir ese puente que conduce al logros de sus metas”.
Los Cien Luncheon on October 30, 2015 featured Senator Mike McGuire, Assemblyman Marc Levine, and Assemblyman Bill Dodd. Our State Legislators are pleased to be joining, Los Cien, for a lunch conversation, updating us about passed bills, they have authored, effects of these new bills to our community, coming 2016, update on current approved State Budget and how they see it may filter into our communities. Their thoughts, on affordable housing, living wage and Universal Pre School, just to start with, and that's alot. We again thank our Legislatures, for taking the time to meet with Los Cien, and Amigos, and having a community dialog. Exciting program! — Herman J. Hernandez. Click here to see 126 photos of Los Cien and Amigos by Ani Weaver.
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors honored five Sonoma County nonprofit organizations and community leaders. Friends of La Voz Herman J. Hernandez and Vince Harper received the Jefferson Awards for public service in Sonoma County. Vince Harper, for two decades working to improve the lives of youth, especially those at high risk of falling into a lifetime of gangs, drugs and poverty.
Celebrate with our future leaders as they obtain their high school dipoma at the CAP Sonoma Youth Connections Graduation Ceremony held at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts on Nov. 6, 2015. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Nov. 14, 2015: Roseland Library Grand Opening Celebration! located at 779 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa, 95407. Bilingual storytime with Olga Loya, face painting by local artists. Get a library card! Find out about technology available.
Roseland Library Benefit. The Rotary Club of Rohnert Park / Cotati sponsored a Sonoma County multicultural celebration to benefit the Roseland Library computer lab at the site of the library on Sunday October 18, 2015. Click here to see photos of the traditional dancers by Jeff Kan Lee.
Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama Pacific International Exhibition, October 17, 2015 – January 10, 2016, de Young Museum. Celebrating the centennial of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) in San Francisco, this exhibition revisits a vital moment in the inauguration of the city as a cultural center on the West Coast. The PPIE was a world’s fair hosted by San Francisco to commemorate the opening of the Panama Canal and promoted the city’s recovery following the 1906 earthquake. At its heart was one of the most ambitious art exhibitions ever presented in the US—a comprehensive survey of American painting, sculpture and printmaking as well as European works drawn from international public and private collections. Click here to see close-up photos of the exhibit from the press preview by Ani Weaver.
This is an exhibit that will be fun for the whole family. Hands on! Make the images move! The CJM: Contemporary Jewish Museumpresents the work of nine Bay Area digital artists in NEAT: New Experiments in Art and Technology, an original exhibition that looks at the rapidly evolving relationship between artists and technology almost 50 years since the seminal 1960s Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) set out to break down barriers between artists and scientists and expand the artist’s role in Click here to see photos from the press preview and VIDEOS of the kinetic art by Ani Weaver
Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day at Santa Rosa Junior College. Entertainment by Native Resistance, Manchester Pomo Dance Group and Danza Azteca Xantotl. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
State of the LatinoCommunity in Sonoma County. Los Cien had a breakfast meeting at Sonoma State University this morning to discuss the state of the Latino Community. Click here for photos by Jeff Kan Lee
Click here for photos of other October 2015 events, Grand Opening of the Roseland Village; Yolanda Martinez, La Voz Person of the Month for October; Artists Rebeca Trevino and Maria Esther Sund; CAP Partnership Breakfast; the Hispanic Chamber and the Fiesta at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts; the Brain Fair and the West 9th Street Walk.
Celebramos la independencia de México y Centro-América. Community members came to the KBBF fiesta September 19, with live music, great food (carnitas and pupusas), drinks, and a chance to thump on Trump.And the best part, to support KBBF 89.1 FM, La Voz de tu Comunidad! Photo: Maria Cañas serving pupusas to the crowd. Click here to see Jeff Kan Lee's photos of this special event.
Read about Herman Hernandez, Person of the Month from the November, 2013 issue. Click here...
Carlos Reyes entertained at the Los Cien Luncheon to begin Hispanic Heritage Month. He is playing the Peruvian Harp. The videos are posted on the La Voz Bilingual Newspaper Facebook Fans group. These videos will be live soon. They take a long time to upload.
Go to the La Voz Bilingual Newspaper Facebook Fans group to see a video of Jose Soto, Jr. and the Mariachi Camp playing Cielito Lindo at the Wells Fargo Center for the Los Cien Hispanic Heritage Luncheon. They take a long time to upload.
Hispanic Chamber of Sonoma County held their August 20 mixer at the new Sonoma County Museum. The museum is an extension of the Sonoma County Art Museum with an additional building located on B Street. This new addition presents national and international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. The museum showcases artists who reside and worked in Northern California as well. Guests enjoyed an evening of culture, appetizers and drinks while networking with professionals throughout Sonoma County! Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Go to the La Voz Bilingual Newspaper Facebook Fans group to see a video of the Mariachi Camp students playing DeColores. 2015 was the inaugural year for Mariachi Camp, the only program of its kind in the North Bay. Mariachi Camp was specifically developed by Wells Fargo Center for the Arts staff along with Jose Soto, Jr, a member of Mariachi Barragan and co-founder of the Mariachi Club at Elsie Allen High School in Santa Rosa, to introduce students to Mariachi music. The goal of Mariachi Camp was to present students with an introduction to playing an instrument and to mariachi music. Click here to see photos of classes and performance by Jeff Kan Lee
SRJC Latino/a Graduation reception honoring the Latino/a graduates with an Aztec dance ceremony. Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee
Maria de los Angeles has done great work to contribute to our community. One City Arts just finished it second successful summer arts program. Photos of the arts camp by Jeff Kan Lee are also in this gallery. We wish Maria the very best in her new endeavor, Art Instructor at Pratt Art Institute. We love you Maria! Click here to see photos of her latest paintings.
Photos from the farewell ceremony at the Roseland Head Start, leaving after twenty years to make room for Rosalind University Prep. Efren Carrillo talks to the community and some Headstart kids entertain. Click here for the photos.
Family Fun Fiesta
Safari West, on Porter Creek Road in Santa Rosa, authentic African Adventure. La Voz saw giraffe, all sorts of fleet four footed creatures, zebras, big cats, you name it, and great and interesting birds. Tours are about 3 hours and lots of fun. Take a look. www.safariwest.com. Click here for photos.
April 30, 2015, 79th Los Cien Sonoma County Luncheon, at the Flamingo Resort, The Santa Rosa Symphony, the third oldest professional orchestra in the State of California! Presented by Mr. Alan Silow, the Executive Director, sharing history and the Symphony's, desire for Classical music to inspire our youth: having an opportunity to create real change in the community; and providing Sonoma County students equal access to music education to underserved schools. Plus a Live presentation, on stage at the luncheon, of an ongoing musical program called "Simply Strings" made up of 40 children from Sheppard Elementary School. A performance you will not want to miss. Be prepared that this performance will bring tears to your eyes! Wow! Creating a Difference? — by Herman J. Hernandez. Click here to see photos by Ani Weaver
Gerardo Sanchez and Cali Kicks Martial Arts Academy: Taekwondo! Call us at 707-535-0368 for Summer Camp information. Click here to see photos by Karen Perez. Mural by Daniel Lopez: The Cali Kicks Martial arts mural is dedicated to the idea of unity. It imagines the unity of spirit and mind and body through the practice of Taekwondo and the unity of cultures orking together to achieve a common and meaningful purposen the study of martial arts as envisioned by Koreans and practiced at Cali Kicks Martial Arts Academy.It also sees the unity of past, present and future within a cosmic sense. 3445 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95407, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee of the Cali Kicks Martial Arts Academy program for young children. Great fun, good discipline, physical and mental fitness.
Cinco de Mayo Festival in Roseland, May 5, 2015. Click here to see 24 photos by Jeff Kan Lee. Aztec dancers, accordion player, musicians, vintage car show, kids activities and good food!
Cinco de Mayo Festival in Roseland, May 5, 2015, a great celebration. Click here to read all about it! Click here for 182 candids of the people who attended the event and the great food being served, photos by Ani Weaver. Are you there?
SRJC grand opening of The Dream Center May 4th, a one-stop service center for undocumented students new to SRJC, located in Plover Hall, adjacent to Admissions & Records on the Santa Rosa campus. Our vision for The Dream Center is to expand access and services in a safe, caring setting. Students will receive personalized attention on matters related to the AB540 affidavit, their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) verification, the BOG Fee Waiver, the CA Dream Act, and the SRJC enrollment process in general. Congratulations to SRJC! Click here for photos by Ani Weaver
Elsie Allen High School Drama Department presents Jonathan Rand’s insanely funny, family friendly, brand new comedy, Crazytown! Directed by Rob Burt, this show l had everyone laughing The Elsie Allen Drama Department brings students together to showcase their talent and share their passion for their art with the community. Students build a long lasting understanding of the value of commitment and develop a deep appreciation for the arts. Click here for rehearsal photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
From Incarceration to Transformation: Realignment and Re-Entry Conference. Friday April 10, 2015. Presented by the Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership and the City of Santa Rosa. Click here for more photos by Pocho Sanchez, see his work at www.facebook.com/pocho1.fotography.
St. Paddy's Day Event, March 18, sponsored by David Rabbit, So. Co. supervisor, at the Rooster Run Golf club in Petaluma. Herman J. Hernandez as usual with bubbling enthusiasm called for Latino participants to show Supervisor Rabbit that we are a group that needs to be heard! Jenny Chamberlain and Sylvia Lemus enjoy the show. Click here for more photos by Ani Weaver.
Click here for "Faces of Roseland" photo exhibit by Ani Weaver. Herman J. Hernandez says: It's a Public meeting! Roseland Village Neighborhood Center, March 5, 2015. 6-8pm, Roseland Elementary School Multi-purpose room, 950 Sebastopol Rd., Santa Rosa. We Filled the Gym! We came together as a whole community to support our neighbors and residents of the Roseland community. I ask you! Do you like to be told what is best for you? YES! but the menu was pre-arranged. Many of you are always saying we are not being HEARD! Well are you attending these meetings to get informed and be heard? We took action to make the best choices among those what were given to us. La Voz will have a story soon.
"I Am Part of the Partnership" event at the Finley Center, February 4, 2015. The Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership invited the community to celebrate the rebrand and the community's continuing support. Click here to see more photos by Jeff Kan Lee.
POZOLE NIGHT! a benefit for the Roseland Elementary School Uniform Program and the Padres Unidos Leadership and Training Group. Roseland Elem. School and Padres Unidos Friday, January 30, participants got a medium bowl of Pozole, aguas frescas, pizza, nachos, cookies, and raffle prizes! Thank you Carlos del Pozo and the rest of the people who made it happen. Click here to see more photos by La Voz photographer Jeff Kan Lee.
Click here to see more photos by Jeff Kan Lee of the Los Cien Holiday Luncheon. Pictured, Omar Medina.
Click here to see more photos by Jeff Kan Lee. Life long buddies Gio Abertolli (left) and Diego Jimenez at the DREAMers Film Project screening at the Human Rights Commission, December 16, 2014. Spearheaded by Christopher Kerosky, the nonprofit aims to tell the story of the DREAMers and how their lives have been changed by DACA, the Executive Order that President Obama issued in 2012. The purpose is to reach some Americans who may have very inaccurate and stereotypic views of undocumented immigrants. Just released! Click here to see the first video profile of our DREAMers of the North Bay Documentary Film Project. Or if you prefer, you can watch it on YouTube. You can also see their website.
Click here for photos. He’s 28 years old. He’s the first Latino and youngest person to be elected as a trustee on the Sonoma County Board of Education. He will be sworn in on December 4th. Then he will rush back to Guerneville to deliver a speech for the tree lighting to open his hometown’s three day Holiday Extravaganza. His name is Herman Gabriel Hernandez. Click here to read the article in the December 2014 issue of La Voz, "A native Son of Sonoma County" by Craig Davis.
CALLING ALL SOCCER PLAYERS! Players from all over Santa Rosa, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Dep't, and former professionals competed for the ROSELAND CUP at Elsie Allen High School on November 1. The Roseland Cup Trophy represents the greatness of Santa Rosa and its people — skill, determination, and diversity of those who call Santa Rosa hom e— our ability to overcome challenges in the face of adversity through collaboration and teamwork. The day was full of food, music, and other entertainment. Click here to see pPhotos by Jeff Kan Lee.
Bilingual Storytimes for Kids at the Napa Library. Bring the whole family to these fun and interactive bilingual storytimes held at the Napa Library, located at 580 Coombs Street in Napa, every Tuesday from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Whether Spanish is your family’s first language, or you would like it to be their second language, everyone is welcome! Storytimes are free and no registration is required. Please contact Kelli Crouch at 707-253-4079 email@example.com. Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee
Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House October 18, 2014 – January 18, 2015 Legion of Honor —The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House, an exhibition drawn from the collections of a quintessential English country house. Built in Norfolk in the 1720s for England’s first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton Hall features suites of grand rooms conceived by architect William Kent as settings for Walpole’s old master paintings, furniture, tapestries and Roman antiquities. “Houghton Hall brings to San Francisco a wonderful array of objects from one of Britain’s great country houses, and reflects the history of this magnificent estate across nearly 300 years, from the 18th century to the present day. It is particularly fitting that this exhibition is being displayed at the Legion of Honor, complementing our recently reinstalled collection of British paintings and decorative arts,” said Colin B. Bailey, director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Click here to see photos by Jeff Kan Lee of this fabulous exhibit.
State of the Latino Community 2014, organized by Los Cien, Sonoma County Latino Leaders, "Building Bridges since 2009" was held October 2, 2014 at the Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa. Click here to see photos of the event by La Voz Bilingual Newspaper photographer, Jeff Kan Lee. Dr. Frank Chong, President, SRJC, (pictured) spoke on Perspectives on the State of Education for Latinos in Sonoma County along with Dr. Ruben Armiñana, President, SSU.
Click here for candid photos by Ani Weaver of those who attended the State of the Latino Community event. Ricardo Navarrette, (right) Vice President, Student Services at SRJC was honored for his dedication.
Many kudos to Herman Hernandez and the Los Cien Steering Committee who organized this inaugural session. The purpose of Los Cien, Latino Leaders of Sonoma County, is to build bridges, creating connection between Latinos and the overall community. Same purpose as La Voz Bilingual Newspaper who started the ball rolling almost 14 years ago. November issue of La Voz will have a feature by Craig Davis on the information that came out of this conference. Click here to see Craig Davis' photos of the event
KBBF-FM Bilingual Radio 89.1 FM. One more year and KBBF Radio continues on the air! Being a 100% volunteer force these past three years and despite many obstacles, KBBF has continued to improve and strengthen its operations and programming, forming alliances and developing new programs to further our goal of providing information and education to the community. Thank you so much for your continued support of KBBF. Without your support KBBF would not be able to continue broadcasting. By giving a donation to KBBF, you are participating in helping to serve the community. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to keep this valuable community resource on the air. Go to KBBF-FM.org, or come to the new offices at 1700 Corby Ave., Suite B, Santa Rosa, or mail your donation to P.O. Box 7189, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. From Alicia Sanchez, Board President. Click here to see more photos from the recent KBBF Fundraising event by Ani Weaver.
The Anderson Collection is one of the largest and most outstanding private collections of 20th-century American art in the world, now being shown at Stanford University. Click here to see vignettes of the paintings by Ani Weaver unfortunately taken with a cell phone. Next to the vignette is hopefully the poster that names the artist, date, etc, but they do get mixed up. There are also posters that describe different periods of the art displayed. This online photo gallery is for art students and art lovers who want to see the technique and details of a work of art, how its done. Then go to the museum to see the whole thing, or go to the exhibit's website! Click: anderson.stanford.edu to read about the exhibit and see the paintings.
At the City of Santa Rosa DIY event in August 2014, participants Learned practical, ‘do-it-yourself’ solutions from the experts including how to: sheet mulch your water-thirsty lawn; program irrigation controllers; convert to drip irrigation; choose drought-tolerant and native plants; install a greywater system; harvest rainwater; plant a water-wise garden. Master skills and confidence to implement drought-busting solutions to help your garden not just survive the dry months, but actually THRIVE! See how at www.savingwater partnership.org/ AND click here to see photos of the event by Ani Weaver.
Lacto-fermented cucumber pickles, green beans, zucchini, carrots and peppers. Click here for recipe from “the kitchn.” Photo by Ani Weaver.
Farm to Fermentation Festival was held August 24, at the Finley Center, in Santa Rosa. Participants learned how to make pro-biotic rich salt brine deliciously fermented sour pickles from many different vegetables. Also, fermented 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. August 16-17. Click here to see photos of everyone enjoying Sunday's Cajun Zydeco party by Ani Weaver
Students who participated in the One City Arts program created by Maria de los Angeles exhibited their work at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts on August 10, 2014. A great time was had by all, listening to live music and eating the palette cake, a rainbow of colors! Click here to see photos by Ani Weaver.
AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL SAN FRANCISCO SHOWAugust 8-10, 2014
North Bay Organizing Project's NOCHE SABROSA! August 2, 5–10 p.m. Community Church of Sebastopol. Live music with Los Ritmicos, dance lessons with Jose Santa Maria and all you can eat Taquisa/Taco Bar, sangria and wine. Click here for poster in English:/ Haga clic aquí para español. Support the NBOP's good works and have fun too! Click here for photos by Ani Weaver. Click here to see the complete photo gallery.
Art as a form of emotional healing:
Maria de Los Angeles | Fine Art Maria de Los Angeles is spending a brief time in Santa Rosa, over-seeing the "One City Arts" project. She completed a very successful year at Yale University and will complete her Master of Fine Arts degree next Spring. She will be exhibiting, for sale, many new paintings. If you are interested in buying Maria's artwork or commissioning a piece to support her last year at Yale please call her at 707 484-1770 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for a private viewing. The art sold this summer will help pay for her supplies and other costs. Thank you for your support! Click here to see more of Maria's paintings. Thanks to Jack Leissring for sending them.
Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández breaks audience record at the Green Music Center.
Sonoma County Fair 2014! Special Attractions! Carnival, exhibits, contest, fair food, Flower Show, Greentivities, horse racing in the Wine Country. Información en español. Click here to see photos by Craig Davis.
The Jewish Free Clinic has a new home!
Click here to see photos of the first Santa Rosa Junior College Latino/a Graduation reception held on May 23. Students received AA degrees, will be transferring to State Colleges and University or received a GED. Congratulations for the accomplishment and all of the hard work!
Click here to see photos of People of the Month, Dalia Martinez and Jason Sakach, The Naked Pig restaurant, by Owen Scott Shirwo. All pigs are naked unless they're Disney pigs, but at The Naked Pig, the new super-small farm to table restaurant in Santa Rosa, they’re dressed up in delicious dishes such. Nearly everything at the Naked Pig is home made and locally sourced. Moreover, it’s all about the community that all around them. The words “Farm to Table” are emblazoned on the outside of the building, once the Greyhound Bus Depot.
Click here to see photos of the Sonoma State RAZA Graduation by Analee Weaver, on May 9, 2014. Congratulations to all the students! Many were the first to graduate in their families and all were grateful to their parents and those who supported them.Click here to see photos of the Healdsburg Garden Tour by Analee Weaver, May 9, 2014. A benefit for many worthwhile charities. Thanks to Linda Pardini for donating tickets to La Voz.
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) is an undergraduate course students can repeat up to four semesters. They read and reflected on an article they chose from this newspaper. La Voz only highlights the positive issues and people in the bilingual community and
Click here to see more photos by Ani Weaver of the Black Chamber of Commerce's Special event. Great music, dance and terriffic food.
Opera a la Carte: Bellevue School students participate in a performance of Rossini's The Barber of Seville. Opera singers from the San Francisco Opera took the leads. The professional singers are: of course, the one in the dress is the soprano playing the part of Rosina, her name is Maya Kherani; The gentleman in white shirt, red sash, black pants (he does change costumes two times) is playing the part of Count Almaviva, he is the Tenor and his name is Michael Desnoyers. In the tan pants, (he is bald) is playing the part of Figaro, his name is Mark Hernandez. The pianist is Baker Peeples. Click here to see more photos by Owen Scott Shirwo, La Voz Bilingual Newspaper staff photographer. Owen can be reached at 707 539-3940.
Photo gallery of the 2014 SRJC HEP GED program graduates. Click here to read a PDF of the story, "Enedina Vera and the SRJC HEP Program. The pursuit of the High School Equivalency Certificate attracts people from all parts of Latin Amer
ica who have immigrated to Sonoma County as well as local folks. Some have college degrees from their home countries but wish to be competent in American core subjects or wish to fill in the gaps
Photo gallery of the 2014 SRJC HEP GED program graduation ceremonies. In 2013 SRJC started up its HEP
Photo gallery of the families and supporters
Person of the Month
La Voz was given some sad news recently, former publisher, Timothy D. Morse, Sr. (Santa Rosa Printing) passed away. He has taught us a lot in the printing industry and touched a lot of people with his charm and charisma, as well as being the idea man behind La Voz Bilingual Newspaper. Rest in Peace, Tim. Click here to read Tim's memorium in the December, 2013 issue of La Voz.
Los Cien Sonoma County Latino Leaders "Now is our time" commemorating it's 4th Year Anniversary Celebration, October 16,2013, 5:30- 7:30 at the Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa. Keynote speaker was Raquel F. Donoso, CEO Latino Community Foundaton of San Francisco. What an exciting night! the Latino Leaders of SSU also participated at the event. Thank you Herman Hernandez (Founder of Latino Leaders of Sonoma County) and Gerardo Martin (Latino Leaders of Napa) For recognizing the Latino Leaders at Sonoma State University before everyone at the event tonight. Click here to see photos of the event by Owen Scott Shirwo, La Voz Bilingual Newspaper staff photographer. Owen can be reached at 707 539-3940. Pictured above are Herman J. Hernandez and Geof Syphers, CEO of Sonoma Clean Power.
Fiesta de Independencia held at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in September, 2013. Celebrate Mexican Iindependence Day with food, dance, entertainment and activities for the whole famil. Click here to see photos of the event by Owen Scott Shirwo, La Voz Bilingual Newspaper staff photographer. Owen can be reached at 707 539-3940.
A service dog is the key to independence for many disabled people. Beyond opening doors and flicking light switches, dogs offer companionship and emotional support. Since the service dog concept was founded by Bonita Bergin in 1975, the use of service dogs has spread around the United States and the world. After visiting Cuba in 2011, Bergin University of Canine Studies master student Davis Hawn, (at left) was inspired to bring service dogs to the people of Cuba. With the help of Beatriz de la Osa, (right) a Bergin student from Cuba, the creation of the first Cuban Assistance Dog training facility is underway. It will be called The Booster Center, in honor of Hawn’s yellow Labrador retriever, Booster (with the eye glasses). Click here to see the Flickr photo site for the Bergin Summer 2013 Program Graduation. Click here to read "Diplomatic Service Dog Opens Doors in Cuba and fetches Cuban Student" or "Perro de servicio diplomático abre puertas en Cuba y va a buscar a estudiante cubana"
Aurelio Hurtado’s life has been a long march for farmworker’s rights and for those that are underrepresented and consequently disadvantaged. He marched alongside Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and campaigned for Bobby Kennedy. He joined the Native Americans and African-Americans in a quest for justice and helped found the California Human Development Corporation (CHD), a beacon of hope for the poorest of the poor; the immigrant artists of this beautiful landscape we call the North Bay. After 45 years of working for farmworker’s rights through CHD, Aurelio Hurtado retired this past June, leaving a legacy of service that empowers and inspires. We sat down with him to get a glimpse of the man behind the legend.
On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 at the heart of the revitalized San Francisco waterfront radically improving access to visitors from all over the world and dramatically enhancing the size and scope of the museum. With three times more space overall than its previous home, the new Exploratorium will engage the curiosity and creativity of visitors of any age as they explore 150 brand-new exhibits amongst more than 600 that will be on view. For the first time, the Exploratorium expands its investigations into the bay, city, and outdoor landscape. Click here to see 196 photos on the La Voz Flickr site. You'll want to go! Click here to read abaout the SF Exploratorium Opening.
Click here to see photos by Mathew Canniff
SF EXPLORATORIUM SHOW ON THE MOVE
Click here to read story by Craig Davis, On the Move: SF Exploratorium takes Road Show to the Mission
Opera Fan? Click here for photos by Ani Weaver of Cecilia Bartoli taken in 2005 at a concert at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, California. Click here for Cecilia's story from the November 2005 issue of La Voz. Thinking of a career as an Opera singer? Click here to read La Voz' story about Lisette Oropesa, 33, American soprano and daughter of Cuban emigrants who made her SF Opera debut in December 2011.
Emely Hernández’ dreams are coming true because she has given herself permission to dream. If you dream of having your own business in agriculture or ranching, consider enrolling in the Sonoma County AGROpreneurship Program. Classes begin May 17, 2013. Apply online www.ucanr.edu/bfr2013. Bilingual and/or under-represented individuals are highly encouraged to apply.
The Program Includes:
Sonoma County 4H invites Latinos "To Make Their Best, Better". A recent study showed that youth engaged with 4H are:Nearly two times more likely to get better grades in school;Nearly two times more likely to plan to go to college; 41 percent less likely to engage in risky behaviors; and 25 percent more likely to positively contribute to their families and communities. Please call 707 565.2621 for more information. Joining 4-H is a three step process for adults wishing to volunteer. You must complete enrollment paperwork, attend an orientation, and complete a Livescan. If you would like information mailed to you, send an email to Bonnie.Stritzel@sonoma-county.org. Please include your name, address, and telephone number. Click here to read more about 4H in the February 2013 issue of La Voz. For Ruth Gonzalez' photos of the Olivares family, click here.
Click here to see photos of Alexis and friends on the La Voz Photo Gallery site. Click here for Alexis' story in HIGH resolution (larger file). Click here to read Alexis' story in LOW resolution (smaller file).
See photos of Smile For A Lifetime Foundation recipients and the Bernstein Orthodontics Team. Dr. Rael Bernstein of Bernstein Orthodontics is
kicking off the local chapter of Smile For A Lifetime Foundation. A funny story, a sweet reflection; a favorite song, the
face of a friend–these are all events that instinctively
brighten our mood and make us smile. Most of us
don’t have to think about it. We express our joy as it
comes. The way it was meant to be. Smiles are taken
for granted. Yet there are thousands of children in the
United States that fight their expression of joy every
day because opening their mouth is too embarrassing
and stressful. Their hands rush to their face at the first
hint of a smile. Photographs are dreaded and before
the click of a camera their well-trained lips form a
tightlipped grimace. These children are in desperate
need of orthodontic care but cannot afford the cost of
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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...
Click here for 4-page pamphlet in Spanish: "En el condado de Sonoma, prevenir el abuso a las personas de la tercera edad signifi ca el Cuidarse a sí mismo, Cuidar a la familia y Cuidar a la comunidad." Click here for English, Preventing Elder Abuse means Caring for Self, Caring for Family, and Caring for Community
Elder Financial Abuse: Are You Protected? Ttips for staying safe, how to protect loved ones and resources for seniors and caregivers. Click here for English| Abuso financiero a personas de la tercera edad: ¿Usted está protegido? Haga clic aquí para Español.
Happy Birthday La Voz! Beginning our 14th year in print! Click here to read Craig Davis' history of La Voz— since 2001!
The video Tata’s Gift was produced by Los Cenzontles, inspiring and creative.
If you are on Facebook, click here to see a video of Mariachi Sol de México singing "Bésame Mucho."
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,
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 www.sonomacountymastergardeners.org. 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 wellsfargocenterarts.org. Adults $10/Kids $5.
Bay Area Discovery Museum: Baykids museum.org/goblin. 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: www.foodrunners.org. or Jaime Smedes, 707-573-3399 x115, jsmedes@ volunteernow.org.
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 www.sonomamastergardeners.org.
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...
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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Botticelli 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.
Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection
Public Intimacy SFMOMA at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Click here to see photos of the exhibit from press preview by Ani Weaver
Matisse from SFMOMA at the SF Legion of Honor museum. Off-site programming curently offered by MOMA to other museums. See photos.
Arthur Szyk and the Art of the Haggadah from the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Click here to see some of the works in the exhibit.
Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keefe and Lake George. De Young Museum San Francisco, through May 11, 2014
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Errand of the Eye: Photographs by Rose Mandel at the de Young Museum
Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953–1966 at the de Young Museum
A 15th-century stone sculpture created in Mexico of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl from the exhibit; Objects of Belief from the Vatican: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the de Young Museum.
February 9–September 8, 2013
Rudolph Nureyev: A Life in Dance
Johannes Vermeer's enigmatic Girl with a Pearl Earring has intrigued art lovers for centuries. See this masterpiece and more than 30 others by artists of the Dutch Golden Age including Rembrandt, Hals, and Steen;from the collection of the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in this exclusive West Coast presentation at San Francisco's de Young Museum. www.famsf.org
Click here to see selections from The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism, last year at the deYoung
Museum in SF.El Museo de Arte Moderno de San Francisco (SFMOMA) Cindy Sherman, Photographer and “Stage Presence”
Cindy Sherman, con una retrospectiva viajera de una de las artistas contemporáneas más importantes y posiblemente una de las que han tenido mayor influencia trabajando exclusivamente con la fotografía. Durante 30 años, Sherman se ha fotografiado asimisma bajo un amplio rango de apariencias y personajes que se convierten en fascinantes e inquietantes, desagradables y conmovedores.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) blurred the line between fine arts and performing arts with its exhibition Stage Presence: Theatricality in Art and Media, which ended in October, 2012. Organized by Curator of Media Arts Rudolf Frieling, the exhibition presents works in a variety of media and features a series of performances that explore the influence of theater, dance, and performance in contemporary art.
Previously exhibited at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco.
The De Young Museum in San Francisco hosted the Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Over fifty paintings by
some of the most well-known Venetian painters from the sixteenth-century including Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Andrea and Mantegna. These works are considered to be some of the most celebrated European art collections. The exhibit has closed but you can
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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 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.
Click here for "Supporting Undocumented Youth"resource guide from US Dept.of Education. how educators, schools, and campuses can better support secondary and postsecondary undocumented students. Get:
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.
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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.
Healdsburg Unified School District is announcing the following two opportunities:
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: email@example.com.
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 to:www.co.mendocino.ca.us/hr/ openings.htm. Apply by 12/02/15.
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
Human Resources Officer – Health Services
Buyer - TIME-LIMITED, $25.57 - $31.08/Hr.
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 www.edjoin.org 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. www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/665431
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):
Family Engagement Facilitator (C&I K-6) at Elementary School sites (2 openings):
Special Education Assistants (10 openings):