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SAN PABLO COUNCILMAN CRUZ

Posted by xaviervir on September 28, 2011

San Pablo Councilman hospitalized after heart attack, stroke

By Tom Lochner
Contra Costa Times

Posted: 09/27/2011 11:47:11 AM PDT
Updated: 09/27/2011 07:28:31 PM PDT

 

San Pablo Councilman Arturo Cruz is in intensive care following a heart attack and stroke, officials announced Tuesday.

Cruz, who is 37, was stricken Friday. He is in stable condition in the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco following heart surgery, according to a news release from San Pablo City Hall.

“We are devastated by the news. He is a very young and capable individual, and to be going through this at this stage in his life is just shocking to us all,” Mayor Paul Morris said in a written statement. “Arturo Cruz is person of good, strong moral character, public service, and faith, and our prayers are with him and his family at this time on his recovery.”

Cruz, who works for the Contra Costa County Health Services Department’s Women, Infants and Children office in Richmond, has served on the City Council since he was elected in November 2008.

A musician, Cruz works with young people and youth groups and is an outspoken advocate of social justice, education and immigrant rights.

Cruz got a visit from his fellow council members Morris, Genoveva Garcia Calloway and Cecilia Valdez and City Manager Matt Rodriguez on Monday.

“He has lots of company,” Calloway said, noting that Cruz was surrounded by family members and friends. “His youthfulness and his positive attitude towards life will help him in his recovery. Pray for him.”

Rodriguez said he found Cruz



alert and in good spirits but cautioned that it will be awhile before doctors determine the effects of Cruz’s stroke and the details of his recovery and rehabilitation.”He’s communicating. He’s reading sympathy cards,” Rodriguez said. “He seems to be very strong.”

*THOSE OF US AT THE BLOG AND MEMBERS OF THE SAN PABLO COMMUNITY ALLIANCE WISH THE  BEST FOR COUNCILMAN CRUZ AND HIS FAMILY AND WE HOPE THE COUNCILMAN HAS A SPEEDY RECOVERY.   

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One Response to “SAN PABLO COUNCILMAN CRUZ”

  1. Patty said

    I also wish Arturo a speedy recovery, my prayers are with him.

    -Patricia Ponce

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