Sunday - Apr 18, 2021
  • Money sent home broke the previous annual record by 11 percent

    Money sent home broke the previous annual record by 11 percent

    Remittances surpass US $40-billion mark; analysts’ outlook brightens for 2021   by the El Reportero‘s wire services   Mexicans working abroad sent more than US $40 billion home last year, breaking the previous record for remittances by 11.4 percent. Despite the coronavirus pandemic and associated economic restrictions, Mexicans working abroad, mainly in the United States,

  • California’s election rules could make a Newsom recall a wild ride

    California’s election rules could make a Newsom recall a wild ride

    by John Myers Sacramento Bureau Chief   SACRAMENTO – There is very little set in stone for a recall election in which voters could remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office beyond the ballot’s basic question of whether the governor should keep his job. Recall elections have been the electoral equivalent of a comet making its way through the

  • Final figures confirm Mexico’s GDP plunged 8.5 percent in 2020, worst decline in 90 years

    Final figures confirm Mexico’s GDP plunged 8.5 percent in 2020, worst decline in 90 years

    Forecasts for this year range from 3.9 percent to an optimistic 5.5 percent   by Peter Davies   It’s official – Mexico recorded its worst economic contraction since the Great Depression in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic and associated restrictions ravaged the economy. GDP plunged 8.5 percent last year, according to final, revised data published

  • Unhoused, thrown off the levee, no place to go

    Unhoused, thrown off the levee, no place to go

    by David Bacon   It was after midnight on Jan. 21 when Tulare County sheriffs walked into the encampment of unhoused people on the levee of the Tule River. “They parked on the highway,” remembers Rosendo “Chendo” Hernandez, who shares a small trailer parked under a tree with his partner Josefina. “I heard them walking

  • REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR ANNUAL AUDIT SERVICES (RFP 20/21-07)

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR ANNUAL AUDIT SERVICES (RFP 20/21-07)

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR ANNUAL AUDIT SERVICES (RFP 20/21-07) Notice is hereby given that the San Francisco County Transportation Authority is requesting proposals from qualified respondents (proposers) to provide annual audit services. The full RFP is posted on the Transportation Authority’s website, www.sfcta.org/contracting. Proposals are due to the Transportation Authority electronically to info@sfcta.org by April

  • Murder, torture and abuse: rights commission covers up crimes against migrants

    Murder, torture and abuse: rights commission covers up crimes against migrants

    Testimonies tell of human rights violations but their contents have been kept under wraps   by Mexico News Daily   The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has covered up crimes against migrants including murder, torture, mass kidnappings and rape, according to an investigation by a digital newspaper. Animal Político reported that between September 2019 and

  •    During pandemic, no better time to quit smoking

      During pandemic, no better time to quit smoking

    by Jackson Gutiérrez   As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect us, I think about the importance of lung health. Especially for people trying to quit smoking. When it comes to the quit struggle, I know all about it. I remember when I was a young boy I played with the ashtray my father kept

  • New Funding Rounds Announced for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

    New Funding Rounds Announced for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

    New Funding Rounds Announced for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Funding will support small businesses and non-profits that have struggled due to the COVID-19 pandemic     compartida por la Cámara de Comercio Hispana de California   We are excited to announce two NEW rounds—Rounds 3 and 4—of the California Relief Grant.

  • If you own a business, you’ve only got days left to apply for a Paycheck Protection loan

    If you own a business, you’ve only got days left to apply for a Paycheck Protection loan

    by Jennifer Roberts, CEO, Chase Business Banking and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Founder, Our Fair Share, entrepreneur and media mogul   In just four months last year, more than 5 million U.S. businesses received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. That helped them pay their workers, their mortgage or rent, and their utility bills. Unfortunately, many

  • San Francisco Housing Expo 2021

    San Francisco Housing Expo 2021

    San Francisco Housing Expo 2021 March 4-6, 2021 ONLINE HOUSING RESOURCE FAIR! The Expo is a free three-day virtual event that will help you connect with free housing resources including help for those affected by COVID. Attend one or all of the online workshops with LIVE panels presented by housing experts and connect with housing service providers