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Spanish language newspaper celebrates 12 years

Al Punto founders with performers at the Hispanic Heritage celebration in Ukiah
Victor Palomino
Al Punto founders Sara Marquez (left) and Jackie Orozco (right) with performers at the Hispanic Heritage celebration in Ukiah

December 02, 2022 — The Spanish-language newspaper Al Punto celebrates twelve years serving the community with information in Mendocino County and surrounding areas.
Al Punto has a circulation of 5 to 10 thousand copies and is distributed in Mendocino County and parts of Lake county and Cloverdale in Sonoma County.
For 12 years, Al Punto has been the source of vital information in Spanish during events such as forest fires, power outages and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Al Punto has also become an organizer of events for the Latino community like the Children's Day and Hispanic Heritage Month.

Al Punto will be celebrating its 12 anniversary during the month of December and can be found online in periodicoalpunto.com

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Victor Palomino has worked with community radio stations in North Carolina and Kentucky producing local bilingual news stories. Originally from Colombia, Palomino has used community radio stations to amplify the voice of underrepresented communities and diversify community media. He was the Programming Director and Station Manager for RadioLex in Lexington KY, a bilingual community radio station where he created the foundations for the Spanish language news coverage. He joined KZYX in June 2022 as Bilingual News Director to continue the work of KZYX news team and expand the station coverage to the Spanish speakers in Mendocino county.