Friday, January 23, 2009

Latino activities in the OC

Latino Notebook: Latina writers gather in Seal Beach
Check out the online slide show of Latino heroes.
By RON GONZALES The Orange County Register

Writers gather: A Latina writers panel takes place Sunday, Jan. 25 in Seal Beach.

The free event, which begins at 3 p.m., features Mary Castillo, Margo Candela, Jamie Martinez Wood, Margo Candela, Sandra Lopez and Sarah Rafael GarcĂ­a.

It takes place at 3 p.m. at the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library, 12700 Montecito, Seal Beach. Call 562-430-1048

For information, visit

Latino Educational Attainment: See a slide show and story showcasing the efforts of a countywide group that helps Latino parents better see to the educational needs of their children. See

Latino heroes: Stay Connected OC this month released its annual 2008 Latino OC 100 list for 2008, which includes the influential as well as unsung heroes of the Latino community in Orange County.

See our growing slideshow of honorees, now with Leticia Vargas of Saddleback High and Joni Ruelaz, a Santa Ana housing official, at And if you want to send in a photo of an honoree or a recently held reception honoring the Latino OC 100, email

— Ron Gonzales

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