View of Downtown stockton

I was born and raised in Stockton, California with my immediate and extended family all around me. I choose to live here raising my family in its rich diversity.

Stockton is within a drive-able distance of many popular California cities such as our state’s capitol, Sacramento, the refreshing bay area cities like San Francisco and Santa Cruz, and getaway retreat areas in Lake Tahoe. Occasional weekend road trips take us to Los Angeles and San Diego.

Each week, I share a Local Spotlight. I’ll share a story about a person or place in Stockton to shine a light on what is interesting, special, and valued. 

View of the Stockton Marina at sunset

When it comes to civic engagement, I would volunteer for every event in town if I could! I found that when I narrowed my focus on the topics that were meaningful to me, my service had a greater impact. Education and health care are two important topics to me. I search out community events and school activities that center around these areas. With my weekly series, On Friday’s We Fight, I share how you can become more involved in your community too!

Family Day in the Park
Townhall meeting
Townhall meeting on Measure M in 2016.
Women standing at a Kaiser Permanente booth
My daughters volunteered at the Kaiser Permanente booth in 2015.
Students volunteering

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