January 12, 2017
WEEKLY FOCUS SacLatino’s Weekly Focus | Volume 1 | Issue 1
City Government The Sacramento City Council considered and approved the 2017 Cultural Art Awards Grant Program, authorizing the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission to award grants to 53 requesting organizations.
New City Mayor Addresses Latino Roundtable Newly elected Mayor of Sacramento Darrell Steinberg addressed the Sacramento Latino Community Roundtable at its December 3rd meeting hosted by City Council Member Eric Guerra. With over 100 attendees representing nonprofits, businesses, political groups, and individuals, the meeting also hosted Interim Police Chief Brian Louie and Interim City Manager Howard Chan.!
City Council Grants
Local Business Two key Latino eateries are set to open in Sacramento. Chando’s Cantina and Gastronomy is schedule to open the first week of January 2017 at 805 15th Street. It is owned by Lisandro “Chando” Madrigal, owner of Chando’s Tacos. It is his first tableservice restaurant. We understand the menu will include Tapas. Cantina Alley at 2320 Jazz Alley is scheduled to also open in January. A concept by Art Aguilar and Max Archuleta, this Midtown eatery and bar will be located in the alley between J and K streets off of 24th. It will feature traditional Mexican street food, including fried pork belly and pambazo tortas. Continued On Page 2
“We never compromise people’s civil rights, ever! Steinberg told the group of over 100 at the Business Depot in South Sacramento regarding the question of Sanctuary City. “I don’t want to lose federal money for the things that we need, but I’m very clear on what the choices are here. I’m going to protect the Dreamers. We’re going to protect Muslim Americans. We’re going to protect hardworking families…We’re going to be a city that defines sanctuary.”! On the city’s economic opportunity, Steinberg said that Sacramento is already a great city, and that we should all become change agents. “Will we take this excitement about our economic growth and about re-imagining ourselves as not just a government town, and building a high wage jobs base and connect that growth to people who too often are traditionally left out of those opportunities.” Steinberg also stressed the importance of including the city’s youth by taking the lead to connect them to the modern economy. He said this should not just be a project by project policy, but that the children in each of the city’s neighborhoods should be trained for the high wage jobs of the future. The Mayor concluded his presentation by telling the room that he, Council Member Eric Guerra, Interim City Manager Howard Chan
Newly Elected Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg
Local Business The owners of the Kress Building at 818 K St. in downtown Sacramento have plans to turn the historical five-story building into a bar, nightclub and restaurant. If their plans are approved, they could start construction this spring. WalletHub, the group that assesses the health of cities nationwide, has ranked Sacramento No. 10 on its list of the 100-healthiest cities. They based the Capitol City’s ranking on the number of exercise clubs per capita.
January 12, 2017 and Interim Police Chief Brian Louie need the Latino community to be engaged. “What it’s about is what we do with that energy as we get started and we get to work, to make sue that we build a modern economy, that we focus on kids, that we leave nobody out and that we yell at the rooftops that we are proud of our diversity, we celebrate our cultures, and that this is a Sacramento for everyone.”
Sacramento Latino Community Roundtable meets once per month.
Right after the New Year, Macy’s and Sears retailers announced the combined closure of 218 stores and thousands being laid off. Neither is planning an closures in Sacramento. In addition, Sears has sold its Craftsman brand to Stanley Black and Decker for $525 million in cash with $250 million on the third year and variable payments over the next 145 years. Stanley Black and Decker will be able to manufacture and sell Craftsman tools at Sears and throughout other outlets. After assessing home values, unemployment and income growth, Zillow has determined that Sacramento is the 10th hottest housing market in the nation. ###
January 12, 2017
From The Editor:
Weekly Aggregates In rural California town where Trump won, Latino minority says goodwill prevails as always Cecilia A. Rodriguez planted her feet for what she imagined loomed right around the corner in this tiny Northern California logging town. She had welcomed the chance to raise her children away from the ills of a big city when her husband got a job here 30 years ago. READ FULL ARTICLE
Welcome to the inaugural issue of SacLatino’s Weekly Focus. Our goal is to provide news and information for and about Latinos and Latino activities in the Sacramento Region. We are also including articles from other publications to inform you about what other communities, states, and the Federal government are doing. Since we’re online, we are also including hyperlinks for further reading. Latinos comprise nearly 30 percent of the population in the Region and comprise the majority student population in many of the area schools. Although these statistics are impressive, there are many issues associated with them that are not. They include: high student drop out rates and low graduation rates; high poverty rates and high incarceration rates; low numbers of entrepreneurs and corporate officers; low numbers of middle class and upper class workers,; and, low representation in government and semigovernment jobs, especially elected and appointed individuals. To help reverse these unsettling trends, the Weekly Focus is will be covering only three themes: EDUCATION; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; AND, POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT. These intertwine, so we also hope to help you see the connections and the importance of each. Finally, we exist because of you, the reader, and you the sponsor. We invite you to provide us feedback. Enjoy.
- Adrian Perez, Editor/Publisher
One Day at a Time’s showrunners hope their sitcom about a Latino family changes the world The original version of One Day at a Time — the sitcom that debuted in 1975 and starred Bonnie Franklin as a recently divorced woman who moves to a new city with her two daughters — was important in its time as one of the first shows to truly examine how America dealt with divorce. But over 40 years later, the story of a single mother is much less of a draw all on its own. READ FULL ARTICLE SacLatino Magazine
January 12, 2017
Critic joining Trump coalition means loss of important Latino voice
Adrian Perez! Editor/Publisher!
A former Donald Trump critic has gone from adversary to adviser. Javier Palomarez, president and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), has signed on as a member of President-elect Trump's national diversity coalition. READ FULL ARTICLE.
HUD: B of A Discriminated Against Hispanics at S.C. Branch
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The Department of Housing and Urban Development has charged Bank of America with discriminating against prospective Hispanic mortgage borrowers at a branch in Charleston, S.C. READ FULL ARTICLE.
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