Author Archives: Richard Rios

January Issue of “Joaquin” Magazine is Hot off the Press!

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What’s New at Mexican Heritage Center?

Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery 111 S. Sutter Stockton, CA What’s Up in the Gallery?   Art Against Violence will be the January exhibit opening January 10th and running though January 31st.  This is a community exhibit sponsored by Draw It Out which is a community organization affiliated with Cleveland School Remembers.  This will be a […]

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New 2015 Mexican Revolution Calendars Available

Help support Stockton’s “Joaquin” magazine buy purchasing a calendar or more for $13. each.  These are great for gifts and photos may be mounted and framed after use. Contact the number shown on the photo to order. We can deliver on orders of 3 or more.

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Making History at Candlestick

Making history sometimes costs a bundle of money and time. We left Stockton for the McCartney, August 14, 2014, closing concert at SF’s Candlestick Park last night at 4pm, thinking that would be plenty of time to grab a bite to eat, and drive the short, 85 mile trip to the event scheduled to start […]

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Suffer The Little Children: A Tragedy of Immigrant Children

In any discussion or debate over the  complex issues of illegal immigration there is little talk about one segment of victims that may well be hardest hit by its consequences: children. While it is obvious that adults suffer the perils of treacherous geography, criminal assaults, unscrupulous Coyotes, and even death, there is a surge in […]

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Heaven: No Lawns or Graffiti

I just got back from Phoenix, Arizona after visiting some close friends. I had hoped for a leisurely stay of 10 days at their mobile home park lounging in the sun and next to their luxurious community swimming pool, but instead they were anxious to give us tours of nearby Sedona, which was glorious, and […]

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Mexican? Hispanic? Latino? Mexican-American? Chicano?

For decades we, we descendents of Spanish-speaking ancestors, born or having lived most of our lives in the US,  have struggled with what to call ourselves. I have written plenty on this in the past. The Chicano Movement of the late 60s and 70s grappled with this issue head-on, choosing to identify itself with the […]

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On the Passing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I am almost embarrassed to admit here that I have not read the work of this great Columbian writer and Nobel prize winner, who recently passed, though I have heard over and over about his greatness. Perhaps now, I will be moved to try one of his books. Nonetheless, today’s piece in Stockton’s The Record, […]

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New Latino Milestones… Ay, Caramba!!

  Two recent stories on the front page, mind you, of Stockton’s, The Record, grabbed my immediate attention. The first, pertained to new findings that show that more Latinos than whites are being accepted in to the   UC system. Now, that might not seem like good news to some, but you need to understand that […]

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Kudos to Mexican Heritage Center on Awarding of $15,000 Grant!

And Kudos to the Center’s new President, Gracie Madrid who was instrumental in submitting the proposal to San Joaquin County. The project consists of three(3) components.  The activities will involve students in high quality art, music and folkloric dance to elementary school students in grades 4-8.  Each separate activity, will have a qualified facilitator who […]

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