Vanessa Villalvazo

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Six families lost their homes due to a fire in Richgrove

August 12, 2022 / By
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These six families are farm workers who lost all their belongings due to the fire. The six families consisted of 11 children (one toddler) and 15 adults (one special needs).

Newly updated Pfizer and Moderna boosters to be distributed next month

August 11, 2022 / By
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Both Pfizer and Moderna bivalent boosters are expected to be distributed in September.

This bivalent booster consists of the old vaccine formula with a new one that fights against omicron variants including BA.4 and BA.5.

Farmworkers begin 335 mile march to demand union voting rights

August 4, 2022 / By
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The 24-day march began yesterday in Delano, California at the historical landmark The Forty Acres. Their first stop will be at Richgrove, California. 

Marivel Servin: Social justice work and youth empowerment brought me joy and healing

July 27, 2022 / By
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Marivel Servin became politically active in hopes of understanding her culture and her role in her community. 

Novavax vaccine now recommended for public use

July 25, 2022 / By
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On Tuesday the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the use of the new vaccine by Novavax for people ages 18 and above.

FDA authorizes new COVID-19 vaccine from Novavax

July 19, 2022 / By
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The Food and Drug Administration authorized a new COVID-19 vaccine developed by Novavax on Wednesday.

Novavax is a biotechnology company in Maryland that received significant federal funding to produce the shot. 

White house health experts urging people to get boosted now

July 14, 2022 / By
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The newly updated booster vaccine is adapted to not only fight against COVID-19 and Omicron but will also help fight against the new variants.

Alessandra Hernando: showing surface-level support for causes is not enough

July 6, 2022 / By
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Alessandra Hernando, joined the organization Loud for Tomorrow because she wanted to make a change in her community.

Wasco’s youth shares their reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine

June 28, 2022 / By
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The City of Wasco held a vaccination clinic on June 26, where free vaccines, COVID tests, boxes of food, hand sanitizers, masks, and other resources were provided.

Delano resident shares her self-discovery journey, reveals the importance of visibility

June 27, 2022 / By

With June being pride month, Delano resident Alessandra Hernando said she is happy to celebrate because it’s one of the rare times she can showcase her pride.