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Top Stories May 11th, 2016 by

Overtime Legislation Bill Will Cut Farm Worker Jobs & Income

On the surface, it may seem reasonable to believe the same overtime rules should apply to all hourly workers regardless of profession or type of job. But as you dig a little deeper, it becomes crystal clear that the real world cannot be reduced to such a simple policy.  After all, different work requires different […]

Humphreys College Continues to Produce Tomorrows Central Valley Leaders

   By Mark Apostolon With roots going as far back as 1875, Humphreys College dates its founding to 1896 when John R. Humphreys, Sr. took over the administration of the Stockton Business College, Normal School, and Tele[...]

The Nation’s Latino Population Is Defined by Its Youth

Nearly half of U.S.-born Latinos are younger than 18    Hispanics are the youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States. About one-third, or 17.9 million, of the nation’s Hispanic population is younger t[...]

Hispanic Millennials Saying ‘Adios’ to Spanglish

Hispanic millennials are turning their backs on Spanglish—a slang that mixes English-language norms into Spanish—and instead opting for proper American English. “The typical trend is that the first [generation] pre[...]

Put Equity Before Equality in School Funding

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Equality does not mean equity. It’s a distinction administrators with the Kern High School District (KHSD) need to understand. In 2011, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the Local[...]

Acacia Charter Schools Set a Course for Success

    By Mark Apostolon In 2012, Acacia Charter School opened up the doors to both their Elementary and Middle schools with a clear mission: “to provide a nurturing and challenging learning community to the greater St[...]

El Concilio’s Cinco de Mayo Celebrates Community

By Mark Apostolon Throughout the United States, the 5th of May means one thing: Cinco de Mayo Festivals celebrating life south of the border.  For Stockton, it means El Concilio’s Cinco de Mayo Family Festival.  This[...]

Millennials Make Up Almost Half of Latino Eligible Voters in 2016

Youth, Naturalizations Drive Number of Hispanic Eligible Voters to Record 27.3 Million Hispanic millennials will account for nearly half (44%) of the record 27.3 million Hispanic eligible voters projected for 2016—a sh[...]

Cuba: Island of Broken Hearts, Including Castro’s

When U.S. President Barack Obama traveled to Havana on March 20, 2016, the first visit by a sitting American president to the Caribbean island nation in 88 years, he arrived on an island of broken hearts. The Cuban Revol[...]

Finding Support for Seniors Facing Challenges Living Alone

Your parent prizes his or her independence and insists on living at home, alone. However, you see signs of vulnerability and a precarious situation with the potential for falls and injury, poor nutrition and your parent [...]