Monday - Jul 22, 2019

Latin Briefs

  • Mexican Consulate installs “Window of Health”


    by Rigoberto Hernández

    The Mexican community will be provided with the “Health of Window” of free medical attention that was recently inaugurated at the San Francisco Mexican Consulate.

    Through this office the community will be able to freely solicit complete information about their health, medical insurance, family planning, detection of diabetes and hypertension.

  • Candidate tries to be a judge to give real justice

    by Margine Quintanilla Gerardo Sandoval poses with members of the Latino community in the Mission District. (photos by Marvin J. Ramirez) The panic of being judged in a courtroom leads many Latinos to allow abuses and get blackmailed by others. In addition to not understanding the judicial system, many faced judges who do not understand

  • California legislators honor Felix Elizalde

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    The Hispanic Caucus of the State Assembly recently honored Felix Elizalde with a resolution, for his arduous work and promotion in pro of the health and well-being of Latinos ones and in the occasion to have finished the Program of Leadership in Health of California.

  • Coast Guard refusing FOIA request on cargo ships in Cal


    by the El Reportero’s staff

    More than fi ve months after the devastating Cosco Busan accident, the US Coast Guard is still refusing to comply with an October 11, 2008 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

    The FOIA filed by the marine conservation organization Seafl ow, is asking for a list of vessels previously cited by the Coast Guard for regulatory violations and environmental crimes, says an statement form Vessel Watch Project.

  • Coast Guard refusing FOIA request on cargo ships in Cal


    by the El Reportero’s staff

    More than five months after the devastating Cosco Busan accident, the US Coast Guard is still refusing to comply with an October 11, 2008 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

    The FOIA filed by the marine conservation organization Seafl ow, is asking for a list of vessels previously cited by the Coast Guard for regulatory violations and environmental crimes, says an statement form Vessel Watch Project.

  • Public protected from garbage service disruptions


    Compiled by the El Reportero’s staff

    Oakland trash collectors sign contract with waste management after seven months.

    Oakland trash collectors announce on April 3 that Waste Management has finally signed a contract, ending the labor dispute which began last summer when the company locked out 500 workers for four weeks.

    The announcement was made at the AFl-CIO Alameda Labor Council’s annual dinner.

  • Three hundred city jobs eliminated


    by Juliana Birnbaum Fox

    The Mayor’s Office announced the elimination of 301 city government positions this week, most of them currently vacant, saving San Francisco an estimated $29 million in the coming year. Of the positions eliminated, over 200 are from Laguna Honda Hospital, where population numbers are down.

  • Developers compete for contract to develop Oakland Army Base


    by the El Reportero’s staff

    OAKLAND — Thirteen developers from across the nation are now competing for the opportunity to develop a 108-acre site within the former Oakland Army Base. On March 10, the City of Oakland concluded a two month “Request for Qualifications” (RFQ) process to identify potential developers for the Army Base. The city received responses from 13 development teams.