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SAN PABLO SAN PABLO EDC

LOCAL FIRST MAGAZINE • SUMMER 2018

BEST IN CLASS LA STRADA SAN PABLO

BREWERIES

BY THE BAY SUMMER OF

EXPLORATION

AMAZING

COUPONS & DEALS

www.sanpabloedc.org • Issue 6


We do it for: We can do it for your business.

CREATING MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS WITH YOUR AUDIENCE - ON AND OFFLINE. Brand identity • PR & Social Media • Campaign & Web Development • Company Swag www.kurieo.com • info@kurieo.com • (510) 904-4653


LA STRADA ITALIAN CUISINE WHERE SWEET MEMORIES BEGIN COMPLIMENTARY DESSERT WITH THIS AD ENDS MAY 31, 2018 LIMIT 1 PER PARTY

2215 CHURCH LANE | SAN PABLO, CA 94806 SAN PABLO

(510) 237-9047 WWW.LASTRADASANPABLO.COM


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Get access to trustworthy care

SQUAD GOALS

CREATING SUCCESS

SUMMER BUCKET LIST p. 11

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Buying a home? Need hauling? Check us out!

LA STRADA: 2018 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

BREWERIES BY THE BAY

LOCAL EXPERTS p. 17

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LOOK GOOD, FEEL GOOD

FOOD DESTINATIONS

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COMMUNITY HERO: JAIME RASCON

COMMUNITY HERO

FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK p. 6

The little city that can

A HEALTHIER YOU p. 9 Check out fun places to take your friends & family

GET SUPPORT p. 14-15

Learn all about programs provided by WIC

ORDER, NOT CHAOS p. 16 Need things fixed? Our local experts have you covered

A WORD FROM THE CHIEF p. 18 Professionals give you the tools to succeed

Contributors: Vivian Wong, Designer, Photographer, Writer, Sales Leslay Choy, Writer, Editor, Photographer Nora Ruiz, Translation, Editor, Photographer Elliot Grossman, Editor, Photographer Trade Lithography: Printing & Distribution Special thanks to: City of San Pablo, Marin Clean Energy, La Strada, Moler Barber College, Travis Credit Union, Mechanics Bank, 1st Northern California Credit Union, First Bank, Las Montañas Supermarket, and Castro, DDS for your sponsorship. Why we publish Local FIRST Magazines: San Pablo EDC does workforce & economic development in the City of San Pablo and the West County region. We highlight local businesses so you can get to love the people we serve. Enjoy! Where’s Pablo? Campaign coming July 2018. Check Facebook @SanPabloEDC 4

KENDRA WILLIAMS-SOARES

San Pablo Economic Development Corporation Office: (510) 215-3200, Email: info@sanpabloedc.org

13830 San Pablo Ave, Suite D, San Pablo, CA 94806. www.sanpabloedc.org | www.facebook.com/sanpabloedc

Sign up for community emails at tinyurl.com/edceblast. Advertise with us! Contact us by calling or emailing us. Created By:

SAN PABL O ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

putting san pablo to work


Photo By: Nora Ruiz

SQUAD GOALS

Jelly’s Place Animal Rescue & No-Kill Shelter 2905 San Pablo Dam Rd, San Pablo, CA 94803 • www.jellysplace.org Call Julie (510) 621-3493 / Maria (510) 390-4330 • Tue-Sat 11am-5pm

Adopt a dog or cat and get a free medium pizza from Pizza Guys in San Pablo!

This ad is generously co-sponsored by Animal Care Clinic • www.myanimalcare.com

El Cuscatlan Restaurant Bar & Grill (510) 680-5244 14350 Laurie Ln Suites A, B San Pablo, CA 94806

Photo By: Vivian Wong

1 FREE GUACAMOLE APPETIZER PER PARTY WITH THIS AD UNTIL JUNE 30, 2018

DESCUBRA COMO ABRIR O HACER CRECER UN NEGOCIO Apuntate a nuestras clases de negocios y emprendimiento y haga sus sueños realidad!

Comenzar y Crecer un Negocio con Éxito Martes 15 de mayo, 6:00-9:00 pm Empoderamiento Femenino Jueves 24 de mayo, 6:00-9:00 pm Planificacion de Negocios Jueves 21 de junio, 6:00-9:00 pm Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services 12972 San Pablo Ave, Richmond, CA 94805 Para registrarse llamenos o visite nuestra pagina de web: (510) 221-2003 • www. rencenter.org/calendar

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LETTER FROM THE MAYOR & SAN PABLO CITY COUNCIL

Dear Reader,

Estimado lector,

When you visit us in San Pablo, you support hard-working entrepreneurs like La Strada Italian Cuisine, our 2018 Small Business of the Year winner (p. 10), and those they employ.

Cuando nos visita en San Pablo, apoyan a empresarios trabajadores como La Strada Italian Cuisine, nuestro ganador de la Pequeña Empresa 2018 (p.10), y aquellos a quienes emplean. Plaza San Pablo se ha transformado de la plaga urbana a un campus centrado en la salud. Actualmente, se está construyendo el edificio de un nuevo condado para mujeres, bebés y niños que se inaugurará a fines de 2018. Además, la Ciudad iniciará el lunes un nuevo edificio con certificación LEED Silver de 42,000 pies cuadrados ubicado en la avenida Gateway y Chattleton Lane el 7 de mayo a las 4:00 p.m. ¡El nuevo Ayuntamiento está diseñado para instalaciones y servicios de la ciudad más accesibles y ampliados para los residentes de San Pablo!

Plaza San Pablo has transformed from urban blight to a health-centric campus. Currently, construction is underway on a new County’s Women, Infants and Children building opening late 2018. Additionally, the City will break ground on a new 42,000 sq ft LEED Silver-certified City Hall, located at Gateway Avenue & Chattleton Lane, on Monday, May 7th at 4:00 PM. The new City Hall is designed for more accessible, expanded city facilities and services for San Pablo residents! En abril, el Concejo Municipal aprobó un contrato de arrenIn April, the City Council approved a lease with Farm Fresh damiento con Farm Fresh Foods para el espacio de café de Foods for the 1750 sq ft San Pablo Library café space. Con- la Biblioteca San Pablo de 1750 pies cuadrados. La construcción está en marcha para traer opciones frescas y saludables struction is underway to bring fresh, healthy choices to a nuestra comunidad. Farm Fresh Foods contará con frutas y our community. Farm Fresh Foods will feature low-cost, verduras frescas de bajo costo, comestibles limitados, sándfresh fruits and vegetables, limited grocery, freshly pre- wiches recién preparados, ensaladas y una barra de café. Farm pared sandwiches, salads and a coffee bar. Farm Fresh is Fresh es adecuado para familias y acepta SNAP. family-friendly, and accepts SNAP. Recently, the City Council voted to expand police technology by adding surveillance & situational awareness cameras, gunshot detection software and automated license plate readers to our existing system in operation since 2011 by our San Pablo Police Department. Additional cameras will be installed in public locations throughout the City beginning in June 2018. This public safety technology investment will enhance our public safety capabilities and support our goals in making San Pablo a safe and better community for all families and residents to enjoy!

Genoveva Garcia Calloway, Mayor and the San Pablo City Council

Recientemente, el Concejo Municipal votó para expandir la tecnología de la policía al agregar vigilancia y cámaras de conciencia situacional, software de detección de disparos y lectores automáticos de matrículas a nuestro sistema existente en operación desde 2011 por nuestro Departamento de Policía de San Pablo. Se instalarán cámaras adicionales en lugares públicos en toda la Ciudad a partir de junio de 2018. ¡Esta inversión en tecnología de seguridad pública mejorará nuestras capacidades de seguridad pública y respaldará nuestras metas de hacer de San Pablo una comunidad segura y mejor para todas las familias y residentes!

Visit us Mon-Thu, 7:30am-6pm, San Pablo City Hall 13831 San Pablo Ave, San Pablo, CA 94806 www.sanpabloca.gov

April 21, 2018 Las Montañas 25th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting, the Gomez Family

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SAN PABLO EDC

PROGRAMS TO HELP YOU TO SUCCEED

putting San Pablo to work

HOMEBUYING IN SAN PABLO

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

GROW YOUR BUSINESS

The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco’s Workforce Initiative Subsidy for Homeownership (WISH) program allows San Pablo EDC to facilitate the 3:1 matching grant for eligible first-time homebuyers.

From low-cost tattoo removal, employment support services, and job training programs, there’s something for everyone building a career path.

We support budding entrepreneurs and manufacturers through technical assistance, capital, and training.

WISH turns $5,000 of savings into $15,000 to buy a home, helping low-income working people become homeowners. Coming soon: Downpayment assistance program for those interested in purchasing a home in San Pablo! • • • El programa de Subsidios para la Propiedad de Viviendas (WISH, por sus siglas en inglés) del Banco Federal de Préstamos Hipotecarios de San Francisco permite al San Pablo EDC facilitar la subvención de contrapartida de 3: 1 para compradores de vivienda por primera vez elegibles. WISH convierte $5,000 de ahorros en $15,000 para comprar una casa, ayudando a las personas que trabajan con ingresos bajos a convertirse en propietarios. Próximamente: ¡Programa de asistencia con el pago inicial para aquellos interesados en comprar una casa en San Pablo!

Job training programs like HazWOPER 40, IT, Career Technical Education, commercial truck driving, barbering, pre-apprenticeship construction give paths to living-wage careers. Coming soon: Serving Contra Costa job seekers as of July 1, 2018 as part of the Contra Costa Workforce Collaborative (See p. 19).! • • • Desde la eliminación de tatuajes de bajo costo, servicios de apoyo laboral y programas de capacitación laboral, hay algo para todos los que buscan una carrera profesional estable. Los programas de capacitación laboral como HazWOPER40, careras informáticas, educación técnica profesional, manejo de camiones comerciales, peluquería, construcción previa al aprendizaje brindan caminos para carreras de salario digno. ¡Servir a los solicitantes de empleo de Contra Costa a partir del 1 de julio de 2018 como parte de la Colaboración Laboral de Contra Costa!

EDC staff and partners offer critical resources for businesses, plus we can help train or retrain your employees! Join us for our June 4th Access to Business Capital workshop. RSVP: www. tinyurl.com/bizcapital18. Coming soon: San Pablo EDC’s nano revolving loan fund for capital needs up to $3,000. • • • Apoyamos a los empresarios y fabricantes en ciernes a través de asistencia técnica, capital y capacitación. El personal y los socios de EDC ofrecen recursos críticos para las empresas, ¡además podemos ayudar a capacitar o capacitar a sus empleados! Únase a nosotros para nuestro taller de Acceso a Capital Empresarial el 4 de junio. RSVP: www.tinyurl.com/bizcapital18. Próximamente: el fondo de crédito nano de San Pablo EDC para capital necesita hasta $3,000.

8 (510) 215-3200 • 13830 San Pablo Ave, STE D • San Pablo, CA 94806 • www.sanpabloedc.org • www.sanpabloedc.eventbrite.com


A HEALTHIER YOU

PUT YOUR

BEST SMILE

FORWARD CALL US

TODAY! We can work with:

Delta, Guardian, Cigna,

Aetna, and MetLife

Raynato Castro, DDS

2089 Vale Rd, Ste 30 San Pablo, CA 94806

(510) 236-1662 Se habla español

www.vandykcastro.com

FREE DELIVERY 15-Minute Wait Mental Health Management Clozapine Therapy Specialists Medication Therapy Management

YOUR FRIENDLY

LOCAL PHARMACY ••••

2101 Vale Rd, #100 San Pablo, CA 94806 Ph: (510) 235-4443 Fax: (510) 235-5527 brookvalerx.com Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Se habla español

Ruby Navarette Office Manager

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SMALL BUSINESS OF F THE YEAR

SPOTLIGHT ON...

LA STRADA 2018 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR by Vivian Wong, San Pablo EDC

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tavola non s’invecchia: At the table, one does not grow old. This old Italian saying rings true at La Strada where time stops as you enjoy the company of people you cherish.

Martino Gonzalez stumbled upon La Strada 22 years ago when he passed by Church Lane on his way home in San Pablo and noticed a for-sale sign. After meeting with the seller with his brotherin-law, he closed the deal with a handshake and the key to the restaurant. Fast forward to April 19, 2018, Martino stood before an ecstatic crowd, delivering an acceptance speech for winning San Pablo Small Business of the Year. “I believe in investing in my employees. Most of my staff have been here anywhere from 12 to 22 years. I also believe in giving back to the community,” Martino says. “I’ve worked here since the restaurant opened, and I must say, Martino is a very fair boss,” Terry Daniels, waiter, bartender, parttime manager, says. “He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty and helps out everywhere.” The experience when you walk into this Tuscan-inspired restaurant is old-world charm, attentive service, and authentic Italian fare. The daily specials are always fresh, and special promos like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day champagne brunch promise warm memories with loved ones. Congratulations, La Strada, on your success, and thank you for all that you’ve contributed to our community!

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n la mesa, uno no envejece. Este viejo dicho italiano suena a verdad en La Strada, donde el tiempo se detiene mientras disfrutas de la compañía de las personas que amas.

Martino González encontró a La Strada hace 22 años cuando pasó por Church Lane en camino a su casa en San Pablo y notó un cartel de venta. Después de reunirse con el vendedor con su cuñado, cerró el trato con un apretón de manos y la llave del restaurante. Avance hasta el 19 de abril de 2018, Martino se paró frente a una multitud extasiada, dando un discurso de aceptación para ganar el premio de Pequeña Empresa del Año de San Pablo. “Creo en invertir en mis empleados. La mayoría de mi personal ha estado aquí entre 12 y 22 años. También creo en devolver algo a la comunidad “, dice Martino. “He trabajado aquí desde que abrió el restaurante, y debo decir que Martino es un jefe muy justo”, dice Terry Daniels, camarero y gerente a tiempo parcial. “No tiene miedo de ensuciarse las manos y ayuda en todos lados”. La experiencia cuando entras en este restaurante de inspiración toscana es el encanto del viejo mundo, un servicio atento y auténtica comida italiana. Las especialidades del día son siempre frescas, y promociones especiales como el brunch del Día de la Madre o del Día del Padre prometen recuerdos cálidos con sus seres queridos. ¡Felicidades, La Strada, por tu éxito y gracias por todo lo que has contribuido a nuestra comunidad!

Thank you to our 2018 Small Business of the Year mixer sponsors: MCE Clean Energy, 1st Northern California Credit Union, First Bank, Republic Services, ETP, San Pablo Dental Care, Holiday Inn Express, East Brother Beer, and San Pablo Rotary!


FAMILY FUN

ALEX’S

keep it rockin’

Photo By: Vivian Wong

Photo By: Vivian Wong

GIANT BURGER

HANNAH SAYS: “SEE YOU TOMORROW!” 1789 RUMRILL BLVD, SAN PABLO, CA 94806 (510) 233-0009 | M-F 7am-3pm, Sat 7am-2pm

Aloha

2300 El Portal Dr, Ste L , San Pablo, CA 94806 (510) 230-4874 • www.therockincrawfish.com

Aloha

Photo By: Vivian Wong

Photo By: Vivian Wong

Water so crisp, it’s like drinking from a glacier

2300 El Portal Dr, Suite K, San Pablo, CA 94806

CATER YOUR NEXT PARTY WITH US! popcorn chicken • spam musubi trays • rice bowls • boba (510) 280-5615 • 3080 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA 94530


By Leslay Choy Local breweries bring people together. There are more than a dozen craft breweries in the East Bay helping stimulate neighborhood growth and providing family-friendly spots for communities to gather. Favorite spots include Benoit-Casper, East Brother Beer, Armistice, and Ocean View Brew Works. Ocean View Brew Works is the result of a dream sparked in a garage. Ben Mosher & Scott Davidson work together on amazing recipes that impress, from Home Squeezed IPA to their Country-Style NE IPA. They’ve won a number of awards in this highly competitive space. Stop by to meet the food pop-ups and relax on their patio with your dog (or someone else’s) at your feet.

Albany’s Neighborhood Brewery Local People, Local Beer!

Come visit our taproom: Wed-Fri 3-9pm, Sat-Sun 12-9pm (510) 280-5127 • 627 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706 www.oceanviewbrews.com • @oceanviewbrews

Photo By: Vivian Wong

BREWERIES BY THE BAY

East Brother Beer was started by two friends, Rob & Chris, after decades of seeing the brewery take shape in their minds. They’ve brewed countless beers and found themselves returning to classic styles executed with precision. Their Red IPA (Best of the East Bay) and English Warmer are crowd favorites, and their space was voted Best Event Space in East Bay Express. Marc Benoit and Chad Casper, with head brewer Tim Clair, make magic in their humble taproom. They support homebrew contests and special events like Jelly’s Place pet adoption day. They stand out because of their consistent, distinct brews. Try their Saison de Casper, Rich City IPA, and Export Stout. Check out the mosaics made by artist Duad Abdullah and enjoy.

SUMMERTIME FUN

Left to Right: Ben Mosher, Brewer, Vonnie & Scott Davidson, Owners

Four Fools Winery

Endless summers start here

Photo By: David Le

Enjoy wine tasting, live music, food trucks 13 Pacific Ave, Rodeo, CA 94572 (510) 978-9705 www.fourfoolswinery.com fourfoolswinery@gmail.com

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Host an event or picnic here! Check our calendar for special events.


BREWERIES BY THE BAY VOTED No. 1 FOR B ES T E V E N T S PAC E I N T H E E A S T B AY

Richmond’s 1st Craft Brewery

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ping pong, pool table, games

Rob Lightner

Chris Coomber

1001 Canal Blvd, Richmond, CA www.eastbrotherbeer.com @eastbrotherbeer (510) 230-4081

Photo By: Vivian Wong

(Oakland Magazine)

Taproom Open to the Public Fri 3-7pm, Sat & Sun 12-7pm @benoitcasper

Come for tours, beer tastings, and growler fills! 1201 Pennsylvania Ave, Richmond, CA 94801 www.bcbrewing.com • (408) 695-3449

Left to Right: Chad Casper, Co-Owner, Tim Clair, Head Brewer

SUMMERTIME FUN

Raynard Lozano

Russell Lozano CURBSIDE KITCHEN FOOD TRUCK

See website for weekly schedule: We cater too! www.curbsidekitchen.us Follow us on Twitter @CSideKitchen chefrussell@curbsidekitchen.us or (628) 400-3840

Photo By: Irma Huezo

Serving up Filipino inspired gourmet food in their hometown of San Pablo and surrounding cities

Salsa the night away ¡Viva la salsa!

••• El Cuscatlan Restaurant Bar & Grill • (510) 680-5244 14350 Laurie Ln, Suites A, B, San Pablo, CA 94806 9


You work hard to raise a healthy family. Let WIC help. WIC IS A NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN HOW TO QUALIFY: You may qualify if you: • Are pregnant • Are breastfeeding • Just had a baby

WHAT WIC PROVIDES: • Nutrition education & health information

WHO TO CONTACT: Enroll early! Call WIC today to see if you qualify.

• Breastfeeding support

Contra Costa County Health Services WIC Program

• If you have a child under 5 years of age

• Checks for healthy foods (i.e., fruits & vegetables)

• Have low to medium income

• Referrals to medical providers & community services

Visit our website: http://cchealth.org/wic

• You may quality if your family’s income meets WIC guidelines. Migrant and working families may apply.

New San Pablo site coming in July 2018 501 Gateway Blvd San Pablo, CA 94806

• If you receive: - Medi-Cal - CalWORKS (TANF) - CalFresh (Food Stamps) benefits • Live in California

1-800-414-4942

• A family of four can earn up to $3,793* before taxes per month and qualify. *Income levels change annually. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Usted trabaja duro para criar una familia saludable. Deje que WIC le ayude. WIC ES UN PROGRAMA DE NUTRICIÓN PARA MUJERES, BEBÉS Y NIÑOS USTED PUEDE CALIFICAR: Usted califíca si: • está embarazadas • está dando pecho o • acaba de tener un bebé

WIC PROPORCIONA: Educación sobre nutrición e información de salud

A QUIÉN CONTACTAR: Inscríbase pronto! Llame hoy a WIC para saber si califica.

Apoyo con la lactancia

• Si tiene un niño menor de 5 años; y

Cheques para alimentos saludables (como frutas y verduras)

Condado de Contra Costa Programa de Servicios de Salud (WIC)

• Tiene un ingreso bajo a mediano, y/o: • Recibe beneficios de: - Medi-Cal - CalWORKS (TANF) o - CalFresh (Estampillas de Comida); y • Vive en California

Referencias a proveedores médicos y servicios. Familias migrantes y que trabajan pueden aplicar. Puede calificar si el ingreso de su familia cumple con los requisitos de WIC. Una familia de cuatro puede ganar hasta $ 3,793 * por mes de impuestos por mes y aun calificar. *Niveles de ingreso cambian anualmente.

1-800-414-4942 http://cchealth.org/wic Viene pronto julio 2018 501 Gateway Blvd San Pablo, CA 94806

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

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ORDER, NOT CHAOS

We specialize in all aspects of real estate transactions and make buying or selling your home a pleasant and rewarding experience. Marco & Vanessa Rodriguez (510) 375-3172 • License #01365148 & #02004868

marco@mvrod.com • www.mvrod.com • 3220 Blume Dr, #178, Richmond, CA 94806

ORGANIZE YOUR HOME & PROPERTY!

We do kitchen/bathroom remodel, interior/exterior paint, patio, decks, windows, tile/wood flooring. We also specialize in garage additions, home renovations or any handyman needs.

Junk Removal & Hauling Move In/Move Out Cleaning Commercial Cleaning

Frank & Jenny Chavez (510) 672-7582 jennychavez@HeavenlyJanitorialandJunkRemoval.com www.HeavenlyJanitorialandJunkRemoval.org Family Owned & Operated • Serving the Bay Area

Juniors Construction & Remodeling, Inc Alfredo & Linda Parra (925) 382-6710 Se habla español juniorsince@yahoo.com • juniorscnr.com Serving the Bay Area since 2002 Bonded, Insured • License #1025856


EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELDS

J&M AUTO REPAIR

Photo By: Vivian Wong

Photo By: Vivian Wong

ACCREDITED BUSINESS

Amos Louis, ADF Handyman & Painting

J&M Auto Repair. Quality you can trust. Marlene & Jose Carranza (510) 620-9174 2145 Rumrill Blvd, C, San Pablo, CA 94806

Bonded & Insured, License #1011415 (510) 467-4541 • adfhandymanllc@gmail.com We can fix, repair, install, build, patch, paint, clean, replace fences, drywall, and more!

RICHMOND TIRE

JHS

Specializing in brakes, new & used tires (510) 860-9359 1200 Rumrill Blvd, San Pablo, CA 94806

Photo By: Vivian Wong

Photo By: Vivian Wong

Photo By: Vivian Wong

AUTO REPAIR SERVICES

We do tire repairs, wheel balancing, mud/snow radials. We carry new & used tires of all sizes & brands. (510) 237-2712 • 1608 Market Ave, San Pablo, CA 94806


Photo By: Courtney Byrne

A WORD FROM THE CHIEF

LETTER FROM THE CHIEF OF POLICE The San Pablo Police Department is committed to safeguarding our communities through successful collaborative strategies in Community Policing, Progressive Training, and Technology.

El Departamento de Policía de San Pablo se compromete a salvaguardar a nuestras comunidades a través de estrategias colaborativas exitosas en el control comunitario, la capacitación progresiva y la tecnología.

Community Policing is the foundation of our mission. We have dedicated, full-time staff to coordinate events which offer opportunities for the community and officers to engage and share perspectives in reaching the common goal of creating a safer San Pablo.

El control comunitario es la base de nuestra misión. Tenemos personal dedicado para coordinar eventos que ofrecen oportunidades para que la comunidad y los funcionarios participen y compartan perspectivas para alcanzar el objetivo común de crear un San Pablo más seguro.

We continue to prioritize the latest in Progressive Training to our staff to maximize the service we provide. We pursue research-based training that aligns with our community’s expectations and the 21st Century Policing model. We’re committed to providing our community with cutting-edge technology to keep San Pablo safe. Gunshot detection software and comprehensive surveillance systems continue to play a huge role in reducing violence and property crimes. We enjoy our connection with the schools, providing services, mediation training and connecting our youth with career paths in their own communities. We encourage everyone from our community to meet with us to have a voice and participate in the success of our City. We believe through this successful collaboration with our business and residential neighborhoods, we’ll continue to make San Pablo an amazing place for our families to live, work, and play.

Damos prioridad a entrenamiento progresivo a nuestro personal para maximizar el servicio que proporcionamos. Perseguimos la capacitación basada en los estidous que se alinea con las expectativas de nuestra comunidad y el modelo policial del siglo XXI. Nos comprometemos proporcionar a nuestra comunidad con tecnología avanzada para mantener una San Pablo segura. El software de detección de disparos y los sistemas integrales de vigilancia siguen desempeñando una función importante en la reducción de la violencia y el crimen contra la propiedad. Disfrutamos nuestra conexión con las escuelas, proporciando servicios ycapacitación en mediación y conectando a nuestros jóvenes con trayectorias profesionales en sus propias comunidades. Alentamos a todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad a reunirse con nosotros para tener una voz y participar en el éxito de nuestra Ciudad. Creemos que a través de esta colaboración exitosa con nuestros barrios comerciales y residenciales, seguiremos haciendo de San Pablo un lugar increíble para que nuestras familias vivir, trabajar y jugar.

For more info on community events & classes: San Pablo Police Department at (510) 233-1214

13880 San Pablo Ave, San Pablo, CA 94806 www.sanpabloca.gov/187/Police-Department 18

Ron Raman, Chief of Police


GREAT CAREERS

Photo By: Vivian Wong

Do you want a career in law enforcement?

Work with San Pablo PD as a Lateral, Academy Graduate, or Entry-Level Officer $93,348-$113,460 per year (top step achieved in 3 years) • New contract with 10% increase over next 4 years and up to an additional 25% incentive pay • CalPERS pension: 3% @ 50 for classic members, 2.7% @ 57 Academy graduates & entry level • Department supplies uniforms and all duty gear, and paid uniform dry cleaning service • Specialties include: Tactical Team, K9, FTO, Detectives, Gang, SRO, Traffic & Bike Patrol • $5,250 annual continuing education reimbursement

Apply online at www.sanpabloca.gov/police or call Sgt. Johnson (510) 215-3276

Thank you, Sponsors, for a successful West Contra Costa Career Fair in March 2018!

LAO FAMILY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, INC.

Photo By: Vivian Wong

SAN PABLO EDC

EASTBAYWorks Connecting People with Opportunities for Employment

America sJobCenter of California

Building Futures

WORKFORCE Development Board Contra Costa County

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HOME SWEET HOME

Honomobo is modular home and can be used as an ADU, garage suite, tiny house, or stacked on a garage and is built to meet the local building code. They’re building code and zoning-friendly, right from our factory. Contact Mike Rowland (510) 501-9133 • mike.rowland@honomobo.com • www.honomobo.com • @honomobo

Windermere Rowland Realty: Outstanding Team, Outstanding Results

Residential Sales Commercial Sales Property Management Residential/Commercial Leasing Melanie Johnson Office Manager

Mike Rowland Owner, Broker

Renee Rowland Owner

Joseph Pineda Dianae Cockrell Property Manager Sales Manager

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Kelly-Moore Paints, San Pablo & President, San Pablo Rotary Jaime Rascon is both a community and business leader. As president of San Pablo Rotary and manager of Kelly-Moore Paints in San Pablo, Jaime understands the pressures and rewards of running a business and the importance of giving back. Jaime was born in Tijuana and moved to San Pablo at the age of 8. He joined San Pablo Kelly-Moore Paints at the age of 19, and has worked his way up to become a manager. He loves being able to live and work locally, which frees up time with spend with his wife and two daughters. “What gets me up in the morning? The alarm, hehe, and also because there are out of town contractors at 6:30am that I need to open the doors for,” Jaime explains. When he’s not working, Jaime enjoys going to car shows in his Impala, walking and hiking and participating in local community projects and fundraiser events in the area.

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“When my mom can’t find me, she calls Jaime. She refers to him as her ‘other son’,” chuckles Mack Robinson, fellow Rotarian and owner of Bajan Security. Thank you, Jaime, for all that you do for us! Jaime Rascón es un líder comunitario y empresarial. Como presidente de San Pablo Rotary y gerente de Kelly-Moore Paints en San Pablo, Jaime comprende las presiones y las recompensas de dirigir un negocio y la importancia de devolverlo. Jaime nació en Tijuana y se mudó a San Pablo a la edad de 8 años. Se unió a San Pablo Kelly-Moore Paints a la edad de 19 años, y ha trabajado para llegar a ser gerente. Le encanta poder vivir y trabajar a nivel local, lo que le permite pasar tiempo con su esposa y sus dos hijas. “¿Qué me levanta en la mañana? La alarma, jeje, y también porque hay contratistas fuera de la ciudad al que necesito abrir las puertas a las 6:30 a.m. “, explica Jaime. “When my mom can’t find me, she calls Jaime. She refers to him as her ‘other son.’” -Mack Robinson, fellow San Pablo Rotarian

Cuando no está trabajando, Jaime disfruta ir a los espectáculos de autos en su Impala, caminar y participar en proyectos comunitarios locales y eventos para recaudar fondos en la área. “Cuando mi madre no puede encontrarme, llama a Jaime. Ella se refiere a él como su ‘otro hijo’ “, ríe Mack Robinson, compañero rotario y dueño de Bajan Security. ¡Gracias, Jaime, por todo lo que haces para nosotros!

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COMMUNITY HEROES

KENDRA WILLIAMS-SOARES Employer Liasion

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As a career coach, Kendra is able to bring out the unseen qualities that people possess and help them market those qualities to obtain employment. She led a workshop on strategies to eliminate anxiety during the interviewing process at the San Pablo EDC’s Job Readiness Bootcamp this past March and touched the lives of ten students who are now on their way to becoming successful. “I believe that everyone deserves a great career to support their families, their communities, and their passion,” says Kendra. In 2008, she was laid off from a really great career in human resources at a nonprofit in San Francisco. Job hunting was difficult. However, when Kendra sought help from Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services Department, she ended up working there as an employment placement counselor. In 2012, she was promoted to employment liaison. Photo By: Marvin Soriano

“Kendra was great! She enrolled me in OJT [On-the-Job-Training] and showed me how to qualify for other programs. Now, four years later, I’m still at my company and have been promoted. I’ve gained a lot of work experience and it’s all thanks to Kendra!” exclaims Nora Ruiz, Sr. Program Assistant. Looking ahead, Kendra sees herself going back to HR and applying her decade of job development to help her future organization succeed. Como entrenador de carrera, Kendra es capaz de resaltar las cualidades invisibles que poseen las personas y ayudarlas a comercializar esas cualidades para obtener empleo. Ella dirigió un taller sobre estrategias para eliminar la ansiedad durante el proceso de entrevistas en el entrenamiento de preparación laboral de la EDC de San Pablo el pasado mes de marzo y tocó la vida de diez estudiantes que ahora están en camino de tener éxito. “Creo que todos merecen una gran carrera para apoyar a sus familias, sus comunidades y su pasión”, dice Kendra. En 2008, fue despedida de una gran carrera en recursos humanos en una organización sin fines de lucro en San Francisco. La búsqueda de trabajo fue difícil. Sin embargo, cuando Kendra buscó ayuda del Departamento de Empleo y Servicios Humanos del Condado de Contra Costa, ella terminó trabajando allí como consejera de colocación laboral. En 2012, fue promovida a enlace de empleo.

“Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” Farrah Gray

“Kendra fue genial! Ella me inscribió en OJT [On-the-Job-Training] y me mostró cómo calificar para otros programas. Ahora, cuatro años después, todavía estoy en mi compañía y he sido promovida. ¡He ganado mucha experiencia laboral y todo gracias a Kendra! “, Exclama Nora, Asistente de Programa. De cara al futuro, Kendra se ve a sí misma regresando a Recursos Humanos y aplicando su década de desarrollo laboral para ayudar a su futura organización a tener éxito.

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