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|LA VOZ BILINGUAL NEWSPAPER
is a Spanish/English community publication serving the North San Francisco Bay in 5 counties:
Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Mendocino and Lake. Published monthly on the first Monday of each month.
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Maria de Los Angeles | Summer Art Exhibition at The Imaginists Theatre, 461 Sebastopol Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95401. August 2nd and 3rd, 2014, 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Opening Reception August 2nd, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. 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. We invite you to this important event. Curated by Ms. Vicky Kumpfer. Click here to see more of Maria's paintings. Thanks to Jack Leissring for sending them.
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 of Wells Fargo Advisors 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
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. Click here for poster in English. Click here for poster in English / Haga clic aquí para español, Suppost the NBOP's good works and have fun too!
“Transforming our Community”
North Bay Stage Company's CABARET opens July 25th at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. The new 1998 version of the Tony Award musical, CABARET, first time performed in the North Bay runs through Aug 10th. There's a variety of reasons you'll want to see this version of the show; it's fun, new songs, it’s different and feels like you're set back to 1931 Berlin with all the surroundings, including the sights, sounds, taste and smell of an actual Cabaret. Tickets: can be purchased online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by phone at 707-546-3600 and at WFCA box office - open 7 days, noon to 6pm - 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, CA. For more information about North Bay Stage Company, visit their website HTTP://northbaystageco.org
A FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT: Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernàndez with the Santa Rosa Symphony, Michael Berkowitz, conductor, Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7 pm Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, Weill Hall and Lawn. ***Para obtener entradas gratis: Para español, favor de llamar al: 707-546-7007. Debe indicar si desea una mesa o bien sentarse sobre el césped.*** See more... English y español.
FREE SUMMER MEALS IN SANTA ROSA
Swim in Santa Rosa! Weather temperatures are HOT! Keep cool at Santa Rosa Recreation & Park’s Ridgway Swim Center and have some fun on the water slide too! Public swim hours are Sat/ Sun/ from 1:15-6pm both days. Don't forget your sunscreen!
Herman Hernandez, Person of the Month from the November, 2013 issue. Read more...
Richard Ortiz, el Personaje del Mes, El trabajo que realizo en la comunidad es una extensión de mis principios básicos con los que vivo y son: Creo que las comunidades tienen la fortaleza de acuerdo a la compasión que se demuestra por aquellas personas que son menos afortunadas que la mayoría. Haga clic aquí.
Richard Ortiz, Person of the Month, “My community work is an extension of my basic principles that I live by as follows: I believe that communities are only as strong as the compassion it shows for those who are less fortunate than the majority”. Read more...
The Four Cornerstones of Business Success / Mary Luttrell, ISO-Certified Management Consultant /
Consultora de Administración Certificada por ISO
Leadership: “Whether You Want To or Not” / Liderazgo:“Si usted quiere o no quiere” Mary Luttrell, ISO-Certified Management Consultant /
Consultora de Administración Certificada por ISO
COPE: Preparación para desastres en su vecindario / COPE: disaster preparedness in your neighborhood
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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
Click here for new jobs with the County of Sonoma. Human Services Section Manager – Economic Assistance; Senior Network Analyst; Account Clerk II – Regular & Bilingual; Departmetn Analyst; Administrative Aide; Deputy Public Defender III; Bilingual Telephone Operator; Social Service Workers; Energy & Sustainability Project Analyst; Supervising Children’s Residential Care Counselor – Extra Help.
Click here for new jobs with the City of Santa Rosa. Maintenance Worker and Parking Operations Coordinator.
Star Staffing: Se necesitan trabajadores con experiencia en las vinerías. Cellar, líneas de embotellamiento, sorteadores de uva,
ADECCO has employment opportunities available in: Healdsburg, Geyserville, Sonoma, Oakville, and St. Helena. Cellar Operators, Barrel Workers, Forklift Operators, Bottling Line Operators
“Wanted Housekeepers” The Sandman Inn at 3421 Cleveland Ave. Santa Rosa, Ca. is now accepting applications for housekeepers. Starting pay is $9 hr. Must be willing to work weekends. Bilingual preferred. [8/11/14]
Silverado Resort and Spa invites you come work with us. We are hiring housekeepers who like creating unforgettable moments for our guests.
Free Low Income Energy
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
Supervising Children’s Residential Care Counselor – Extra Help $29.79 - $36.20/Hour. Two extra help (temporary) positions at the Valley of the Moon Children’s Center with the Human Services Department. Apply by 8/07/14!
Energy & Sustainability Project Analyst, $61,611 - $74,906 Annually. The Gen. Services Dept. is seeking a qualified professional to fill one F/T vacancy. Apply by 8/10/14.
Business Services Program Manager – Time Limited, $67,205 - $81,689 Annually. The Economic Development Board is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Business Services Program Manager. Filing deadline 8/5/14.
Move Coordinator – Extra Help, $21.32 - $25.92 Hourly. The Gen. Services Dept. is seeking an experienced candidate to fill one Extra-Help vacancy. Apply by 8/5/14.
Materials Handler – Fire Logistics, $17.37 - $21.12/Hour. Several extra help (intermittent) positions in the Fire & Emergency Services Department. Continuous filing until positions are filled! [8/24/14]
Social Service Worker IV – Family, Youth & Children, $5,007 - $6,087/Month. Two FT positions in the Human Services Department. Apply by 8/12/14!
Bilingual Telephone Operator, $16.29 - $19.80/Hour. One FT fluent bilingual, English/Spanish, position in the Human Services Department. Apply by 7/29/14!
Deputy Public Defender III, $99,785 - $121,303/year. The Office of the Public Defender is seeking an experienced attorney to fill one F/T vacancy. Apply by 8/4/14
Department Analyst, $61, 611 - $74,906 Yearly. Apply by 7/27/14
Administrative Aide, $23.33 -$28.37 Hourly. Apply by 7/27/14
Account Clerk II – Regular & Bilingual, $18.26 - $22.20/Hour. Two FT positions (one regular & one fluent bilingual) in the Auditor/Controller-Treasurer/Tax Collector Department. Apply by 7/30/14!
Senior Network Analyst, $42.00 - $51.06 / hr. The Sonoma County Information Systems Department seeks a Senior Network Analyst to fill 1 FT vacancy. The ideal candidate must have the technical, communication, and business savvy skills to lead the County VoIP Initiative. Related education & experience required. Filing deadline 8/04/14. EOE.
For jobs listed below with the City of Santa Rosa, visit www.srcity.org/jobs for complete details, minimum qualifiations and to apply online, or phone HR at (707) 543-3060 . EOE
Parking Operations Coordinator. $24.55-$29.21 hourly. Apply by 7/31/14 11:59 PM. Parking division of the Economic and Housing Department. One part-time position available. Two 10-hour shifts per week including weekend, holiday, swing and graveyard shifts. Benefits available. Click here for complete job description.
MAINTENANCE WORKER - Open Recruitment. This recruitment is to fill two current (2) vacancies in the Transportation and Public Works - Streets Department and to establish an eligibility list that may be used to fill Maintenance Worker positions in other department assignments as vacancies occur. Only complete online applications with all supplemental questions answered will be accepted. Resumes are not accepted as substitutes for any part of this application. An eligible list will be created as a result of this recruitment that will be used to fill current and future full-time, part-time and temporary openings as they occur while the list is active. **APPLY IMMEDIATELY. THIS RECRUITMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN ONLY UNTIL A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED AND MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. Candidates moving forward in the process will be invited to take a written exam scheduled for August 19 or 20, 2014. Click here for the Job Bulletin.