Entries by Suzanne Manneh

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San Jose Police Department Fighting Gang Violence With ICE

By Suzanne Manneh, Jul 1, 2011 5:45 PM

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Beginning this week, two full-time Department of Homeland Security investigators will be working with the San Jose Police Department as part of a national gang task force project called Operation Community Shield, reports Univision.

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Local Mexican Music Group Raises Funds for Music in Schools

By Suzanne Manneh, Jun 6, 2011 10:25 AM

The San Jose-based Grammy Award-winning Mexican music group Los Tigres del Norte will be playing a special concert June 16 at the San Jose State Event Center Arena to benefit arts and music programs in local schools, reports Univision

The concert is being organized by the Mexican Heritage Corporation of San Jose, which provides Mexican folklorico dance classes in San Jose schools and community centers.

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Ed Lee Changes City Policy for Undocumented Youth

By Suzanne Manneh, May 14, 2011 12:10 AM

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced Tuesday that the city will not turn undocumented youth over to federal immigration authorities when arrested on a felony charge, reports Univision.

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Mission Community Market Is Back

By Suzanne Manneh, Apr 14, 2011 12:30 PM

The Mission Community Market, or Mercardo Comunitario de la Mission, reopens Thursday, reports El Tecolote.

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Domestic Workers Call for Protections

By Suzanne Manneh, Mar 31, 2011 3:27 PM

Latina domestic workers are calling on state legislators to enact fair labor laws. A group of women demonstrated Wednesday in front of the Women's Building in San Francisco's Mission District to mark International Domestic Workers’ Day, singing and chanting in favor of worker protections. Their demonstration comes on the heels of AB 889, a bill recently drafted by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco). The bill was introduced in the state Legislature in February, and hearings are scheduled for April.

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Free MUNI Youth Passes Aid Struggling Families

By Suzanne Manneh, Mar 14, 2011 8:45 AM

Twelve-thousand free youth MUNI Fast Passes will be available for low-income families with children for the months of April, May, and June, reports Univision and local community organizers are taking extra steps to ensure that Latinos are not left out.

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SFPD Cracks Down on Mission Gang Violence

By Suzanne Manneh, Mar 7, 2011 9:30 AM

San Francisco’s Mission District is seeing a spike in violence between rival gangs, and this has prompted the San Francisco Police Department to take action, reports Univision.

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SF City Attorney Cracks Down on Illegal Dumping

By Suzanne Manneh, Mar 4, 2011 10:15 AM

City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Tuesday that San Francisco has filed suit against two businesses for illegal dumping.

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Historic Mexican Settlement Discovered in SF Presidio

By Suzanne Manneh, Feb 15, 2011 12:05 AM

The Presidio, home to an early Mexican settlement in San Francisco after Spanish rule, will be transformed into an educational walking trail and set for completion in Spring 2012, reports El Tecolote.

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After Family Tragedy, San Mateo Man Fights Deportation

By Suzanne Manneh, Jan 27, 2011 11:00 AM

 A widowed father of three who lives with his two daughters in San Mateo is scheduled for deportation to Guatemala next week, reports Univision.

Edgar Roblero, 42, is set to be deported on Tuesday and plans to take his two US-born daughters, aged 9 and 6, with him. But he is fighting to get a stay of removal so they won’t have to leave.

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Oakland Bilingual School Gets Kudos

By Suzanne Manneh, Jan 20, 2011 9:25 AM

A bilingual school in Oakland is one of two California schools to be recognized for its leadership in closing the achievement gap, reports Univision.

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Oakland Teacher's Assistant Protests with Popsicles

By Suzanne Manneh, Dec 14, 2010 12:30 PM

 A former teacher’s assistant is now selling ice cream outside the Oakland school where he used to work.

José Julio Domínguez worked for the Oakland Unified School District for 15 years before losing his job to budget cuts in August. He now depends on selling ice cream to supplement his unemployment benefits, reports Erika Cebreros for El Mensajero.

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Kidnapping Rates High for Latino Youth

By Suzanne Manneh, Dec 9, 2010 8:00 AM

More than 800,000 children go missing each year in the United States, reports El Mensajero. This is more than 2,000 a day, or one child every 40 seconds.

The California Department of Justice 2009 Missing Children Report finds that California has a high rate of reported missing youth, with a total of 105,171.

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California Leads in Hate Crimes

By Suzanne Manneh, Nov 29, 2010 4:40 PM

Hate crimes are declining nationally, but an annual FBI report released this week says California is leading other states in such crimes, reports La Opinión.

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Guatemalan Nobel Laureate Speaks in Oakland

By Suzanne Manneh, Nov 22, 2010 2:25 PM

Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú encouraged Oakland youth to practice peace and perseverance, reports Ricardo Ibarra for El Mensajero.

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Oakland to Offer ID Cards

By Suzanne Manneh, Nov 22, 2010 2:00 PM

Oakland recently voted unanimously in favor of providing official identification cards to all residents, regardless of their immigration status, reports Juan Data for El Mensajero.

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Bay Area Latinas Fighting Breast Cancer

By Suzanne Manneh, Oct 26, 2010 3:10 AM

Breast cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer and a leading cause of death among Latinas in the United States, according to a report in San Franisco’s Spanish-language daily El Mensajero.

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Mayor Targets Truancy in the Mission

By Suzanne Manneh, Oct 12, 2010 3:58 PM

San Francisco has a higher-than-average truancy rate, worse than that of Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Rates in the Mission District are especially high, which is why Mayor Gavin Newsom chose that neighborhood to launch the city's anti-truancy campaign, reports Susan Casslan for El Tecolote.

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Modern Times Bookstore Falls on Hard Times

By Suzanne Manneh, Sep 24, 2010 10:00 AM

 The Mission District's Modern Times Bookstore, which has catered to progressive, Spanish-speaking and LGBT communities for 39 years, may become a casualty of the financial crisis and other factors, reports Michael Lucas for El Tecolote. The store's operations coordinator, Kermit Playfoot, told El Tecolote that Modern Times had no intention of closing its doors. But the shop is hurting. The amount of money it needs to stay in business has not been disclosed to the public, although bookstore staff members posted a letter on their website asking for community support, after initially sending the letter to the store's membership base. Modern Times staff members say they need help staying afloat until the more traditionally lucrative fall and winter months.

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Argentine Chef Caters to SF Homeless

By Suzanne Manneh, Sep 16, 2010 11:05 AM

Thanks to Matias Bordaverri, San Francisco's homeless are getting some gourmet meals, Juan Data reports in the Spanish-language weekly El Mensajero.