Dolores Sanchez

April 3, 1936 is the birthday of nurse-and-grocer-turned-media entrepreneur Dolores Sanchez.  Sanchez is the first Hispanic American to own a newspaper chain in the US.  California-born Sanchez focuses on community affairs; her Eastern Group Publications operates a chain of 10 bilingual community newspapers with a combined audited circulation of 104,000 households and businesses.  In 1980, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed Sanchez to lead the transition team to evaluate the California Employment and Training Act and to write the inclusive Job Employment Training Program.