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Top Stories February 13th, 2016 by

Moses Zapien And SJCBS’ Ambitious Three-Year Strategic Plan

    By Mark Apostolon Moses Zapien’s appointment on December 15, 2015, as Chair and Supervisor representing the Third District to the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors (SJCBS), by Gov. Jerry Brown came at a critical juncture for the Central Valley.  It happened just as the SJCBS was announcing an ambitious three-year strategic priorities plan […]

Yes, Latinos Are Rising, but So Are Latino Nonvoters

Here’s the reality of Latino political power today: It’s not what it could be. Even though 27 million Latinos will be eligible to cast a ballot in November — an increase of 17 percent since 2012 — the Latino popu[...]

Voter Suppression and Victories in 2016

New and increasingly strict state and county voting laws are threatening to cut off a growing number of Americans from their right to vote as primary season opens. Ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by lac[...]

Butler Garcia leaves SJCHCC Stronger and with Greater Influence

By Mark Apostolon Brenna Butler Garcia is a dynamic political presence whose strength is based in keen insight, unbounded optimism and creating progressive opportunities for economic growth; and she is very much on the m[...]

The Home Refinancing Plan Banks Don’t Want You Knowing

When homeowners visit HARP Refi Quote™ official website, they may be surprised to find out they qualify for a plan that has the banks on edge. Still unknown to many, this brilliant government program called the Home Af[...]

5 Tax Law Changes and Extensions that Affect Your Clients

Perhaps nothing confuses taxpayers more than constantly shifting tax laws. Occasionally, you may still have a client who asks about the over-55, one-time exclusion of gain from the sale of their home, which they must hav[...]

A Look Back at Obama in 2015 and What’s Ahead in 2016

WASHINGTON – Despite a long list of major political victories in 2015—normalizing relations with Cuba, the Iran nuclear agreement, the international climate change protocol agreements; and domestically defending [...]

The American Middle Class Is Losing Ground

No longer the majority and falling behind financially After more than four decades of serving as the nation’s economic majority, the American middle class is now matched in number by those in the economic tiers above a[...]

Architectural Entrepreneur: Juan Barroso Building Lives with a Commitment to Clients and Community

  By Mark Apostolon Juan Barroso rolled out the blueprints for the massive 15 million dollar renovation project, he is in charge of – which will transform four rundown, dilapidated, inner-city San Jose schools into te[...]

Stockton’s El Concilio honored by La Raza

By Mark Apostolon STOCKTON, CA – Latino organizations from around the country will gather here January 26-27, 2016 for an important convening of NCLR, the nation’s largest Hispanic organization based in Washington D.[...]