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Hand In Hand

Hand In Hand

Every year there are many Asian celebrations with roots from South Stockton, each featuring a distinct culture – the Chinese New Year Parade and Festival, the Cambodian New Year Celebration, the Obon Festival, the Barrio Fiesta, Hmong New Year to name a few.

This Saturday, June 6, the cultures come together in an Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration known as Hand in Hand which is a collaboration between the Central Valley Asian American Chamber of Commerce (CVACC) and the Haggin Museum.  The event takes place at the Haggin starting at 12:30 pm.  See the schedule below:

(Museum Entrance)

12:30 pm – Stockton Bukkyo Taiko

(Haggin Room)

1 pm – Welcome messages

1:15 pm – Pacific Islander Dance Performance (Te Ihi O Te Ara Nui)

1:30 pm – Chinese Cinderella Theater Performance (Red Dragon Youth Theater/Edison High School Chinese Club)

2 pm – Hmong Dance Group (Hmong International Culture Institute)

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It's a bike... uh... an electric bike... no it's both! GenZe Bike tours San Joaquin USA this week

It's a bike... uh... an electric bike... no it's both!  GenZe Bike tours San Joaquin USA this week

Touted as the "electric vehicle for the urban commuter", electric bike and scooter manufacturer GenZe stopped by the San Joaquin Partnership Board of Directors' meeting this week to demonstrate its new products. CEO Gurmeet Naroola, looking for the opportunity to collaborate with San Joaquin County cities in reducing street congestion and air pollution, offered to work with public agencies by lending them 1,000 bikes. Partnership President & CEO Mike Ammann met Naroola at the May 15-17 TiECon conference in Santa Clara and believing it would be a mutually beneficial experience, has arranged for Naroola and GenZe head of sales, Kevin Barnett, to tour San Joaquin County. They met with Esperanza Vielma at Cafe Coop who helped facilitate the tour. "This meeting and tour demonstrates the importance of the Partnership's connection with TiE (The Indus Entrpreneurs) and our "Greater Silicon Valley" marketing program," said Ammann at the conclusion of the Board meeting.

2015 Cajun & Blues Festival Dedicated To B.B. King

2015 Cajun & Blues Festival Dedicated To B.B. King

 R.I.P. B.B. King September 25,1925-May14,2015

Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary World Tour

Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary World Tour

For ten years the music group Celtic Woman has been delighting audiences everywhere. Now is your chance to experience the magical sights and sounds for yourself.  The 10th Anniversary World Tour is coming to the Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main Street, this Friday, May 29th at 7:30PM. The concert will include a wealth of Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs accompanied by Celtic violin, a full band, the Anotas Choir, bagpipers and Irish dancers. Don’t miss this unforgettable celebration. For ticket info link here

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BROKEN TOYS-30 Years in the Making Live at the Gallo Center July 18th

BROKEN TOYS-30 Years in the Making Live at the Gallo Center July 18th

     Moving to a town that only had 8 exits off the Freeway(what kind of cultural wasteland was my parents moving us to) was a pretty big shock for a teenager from LA(and what classic 80 movie plots seemed to be all about.) What did this "hick town" have to offer to a Modernist Punk from the "Big City." I remember the first High School dance I attended the DJ had a list of bands not to play, no Bauhaus, no Cure, no Blondie, not even the B-52's. I noticed in a box a 7" a band that wasn't on the list The Dead Kennedys so I had him play Holiday in Cambodia(a small win for my rebellious soul.)  I was a stranger in a strange land being assaulted by Jocks and Cowboys for the clothes on my back and the way I wore my hair.

8th annual "Rina's Run" 5K/Half Marathon in Ripon draws more than 400

8th annual "Rina's Run" 5K/Half Marathon in Ripon draws more than 400

More than 200 volunteers, including the entire Ripon city council, turned out to assist the 430 runners who participated in Saturday's "Rina's Run" on the new all-weather track the previous seven "Rina's" helped to fund. It's named in honor of the late Rina Brocchini; the Brocchini Family Foundation has been a major supporter of the Ripon High Stadium Project since its inception. This year's race raised funds and awareness towards the need to replace the inaccessible bathrooms and unsafe bleachers. The Ripon High Stadium Project has gone to Washington DC three times with the San Joaquin Council of Governments as a regionally beneficial project and has continued to be a hub of grassroots community fundraising that has unified virtually every non-profit, including 900+ volunteers and donors from Ripon's community of 15,000. Vernon Transportation's Gregg Wilson sponsored a special $1,000 cash prize for the first runner to beat a time of 1:11 in the half marathon.

University of the Pacific awards more than 2,000 degrees at four ceremonies in three cities

University of the Pacific awards more than 2,000 degrees at four ceremonies in three cities

University of the Pacific is expected to confer 2,029 degrees during four commencement ceremonies in three cities over the next six weeks, celebrating a graduating class that includes 198 new attorneys, 201 new pharmacists, some 455 liberal arts majors, and more than 232 new engineers and computer scientists.

“I am extremely proud of this year’s class of outstanding Pacific graduates,” said Pacific President Pamela A. Eibeck. “These students have worked hard to prepare for leadership in their careers and in their lives. They’ve been mentored by some of the most brilliant and dedicated faculty anywhere, and I am excited for those grads to go make their impact on the world.”