Monday - Jul 22, 2019

Latin Briefs

  • Congress urged to pass fast-track paper ballot legislation


    ­by Juliana Birnbaum Fox

    Resolutions urging immediate passage of emergency electoral legislation were endorsed last week by the Sonoma County Democratic Party and the Sonoma County Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America. The goal is to require that paper ballots replace any paperless electronic voting systems in time for the upcoming November election.

  • Free breakfast and lunch fo Redwood City Elementary School students

    by Juliana Birnbaum Fox

    City Leaders Support Re-Entry Council to Reduce Repeat Criminals

    City public safety officials are rallying to support legislation to create a Re-entry Council for the City and County of San Francisco. Recent spikes in violent crime in San Francisco highlight the necessity of proactively addressing this trend.

  • Free breakfast and lunch fo Redwood City Elementary School students


    by Juliana Birnbaum Fox

    Continuing a successful pilot program started last year, Redwood City School District is provid- ing a healthy breakfast and lunch at no cost to eligible K- 5 students. Lunches in the Redwood City School District include a choice of five different entrees, non- fat or 1 percent milk, and a wide selection of fruits and vegetables.

    “Nutritious meals support learning,” said Superintendent Jan Christensen.

    “Children do better in school when they are eating healthy meals on a regular basis”.

  • Relationship between medical access and HIV en latinos


    by Con Ciencia News

    Two years ago, Jose Garcia found out what HIV and AIDS mean. It was something he had never heard of until the day he was diagnosed with the diseases.

    His lack of concern was so prominent that in 12 years, he had never visited a doctor until he felt sick: he had noticed spots on his skin and could not go to the bathroom. But it was too late. Garcia alternated working in the countryside and running a tobacco packing machine to send money to his family in Guatemala.

  • Kindergarden enrollment on the rise


    by Juliana Birnbaum Fox

    Kindergarten Enrollment on the Rise

    Demand for public school Kindergarten in San Francisco continues to rise, with over 5% more requests for the 08-09 school year than this time last year.

  • Unregulated nanoparticles from diesel engines inhibit lungs


    by the University of Michigan

    ANN ARBOR, Mich.- Diesel engines emit countless carbon nanoparticles into the air, slipping through government regulation and vehicle fi lters. A new University of Michigan simulation shows that these nanoparticles can get trapped in the lungs and inhibit the function work of a fluid that facilitates breathing.

  • City releases $100k for Nicaraguan Huracane Felix victims


    ­by the El Reportero’s staff

    Members of several groups of community organization have reasons to celebrate after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors released a $100,000 relief fund on behalf of the people of the Nicaraguan Atlantic Coast impacted by Hurricane Felix.