December 9, 2007

Portuguese Delegation Coming to San Leandro on December 10

Ponta Delgada HeraldA delegation from Ponta Delgada, Azores Islands, Portugal, one of San Leandro's sister cities, will arrive on Monday, December 10, 2007, for a week of official visits and activities.

Berta Cabral, Mayor of Ponta DelgadaThe delegation will include Ponta Delgada Mayor Berta Cabral and members of her staff. The delegation will visit the União Portuguesa do Estado da Califórnia (UPEC) office on E. 14th Street in San Leandro, attend a banquet with City officials on December 11, and other activities until December 13, 2007.

According to the City press release, former Mayor Shelia Young visited Ponta Delgada in May 2000. Young also visited Ponta Delgada in July 2006 for the Festivities of the Holy Ghost. On June 5, 2006, the City Council approved up to $2,000 from the Mayor's Community Fund for Young's travel and expenses.

The Ponta Delgada press release, in Portuguese, is here.

Many of San Leandro's early immigrants were from Portugal. San Leandro and Ponta Delgada established a sister city relationship in 1970 and a delegation from Ponta Delgada last visited San Leandro in 2001.

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