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Las Contemporaneas of the Museum of Ventura County to present ‘Luminarias’ film screening fundraiser on Feb. 6

Las Contemporaneas of the Museum of Ventura County to present ‘Luminarias’ film screening fundraiser on Feb. 6

VENTURA —  Las Contemporaneas of the Museum of Ventura County will present the film screening of “Luminarias,” a fundraiser to support the second annual Latina Film Festival, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. The Latina Film Festival will be held March 12 and 13, at the Museum...
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Reserve tickets for ‘El Bracero — A Mariachi Opera’ return performance at Oxnard College on Feb. 6

Reserve tickets for ‘El Bracero — A Mariachi Opera’ return performance at Oxnard College on Feb. 6

OXNARD — Back by popular demand!! “El Bracero — A Mariachi Opera,” will return at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. El Bracero is a dynamic one-act “Mariachi Opera” which fuses mariachi music, ballet folklorico, and powerful “opera” style set pieces. Reserved tickets...
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Money in the pockets of working Californians

Money in the pockets of working Californians

By Hannah-Beth Jackson Last year, California created the state’s first-ever Earned Income Tax Credit. This tax credit, which I supported, will put money back into the pockets of California’s low income working families to help pay for groceries, catch up on bills, or pay for rent, childcare and other necessities. It is estimated that...
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CSU Channel Islands’ Student Affairs division earns national award for excellent diversity, staffing practices and work environment

CSU Channel Islands’ Student Affairs division earns national award for excellent diversity, staffing practices and work environment

CAMARILLO — Excellent diversity, staffing practices and work environment are among the reasons CSU Channel Islands (CI)’s Division of Student Affairs has won a designation as one of the “Most Promising Places to Work in Student  Affairs” for a second year in a row. CI is one of 19 universities and colleges in the nation to earn...
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Bilingual commentary: Equal Opportunity in Creation

Bilingual commentary: Equal Opportunity in Creation

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Some of us in our Western culture turn to the Bible to teach us something about the nature of ourselves as human beings, about our origins and early history. Others of us who are less religiously inclined may turn to science or mythology, primarily Greek and Roman. But for...
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Oxnard College Presents CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase PLUS  Lalo Alcaraz from Fox’s New Animated Comedy, Bordertown LIVE, Feb. 3

Oxnard College Presents CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase PLUS  Lalo Alcaraz from Fox’s New Animated Comedy, Bordertown LIVE, Feb. 3

Writer-Director-Comedian Rick Najera Blends Hollywood Comedy Sketch Show with Local Performers at Oxnard College Performing Arts Center as Part of Growing Latino Thought Makers Series OXNARD —  Oxnard College Institute for Latino Performing Arts presents the much-anticipated CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Show directed by Rick Najera plus special guest from Fox’s new animated comedy,...
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Jackson Introduces legislation to protect Californians from unsafe drone use

Jackson Introduces legislation to protect Californians from unsafe drone use

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill to set comprehensive limits around the use of drones near critical infrastructure such as bridges and power plants as well as in state parks and wildlife refuges, on private property, and around the State Capitol. Senate Bill 868, just introduced, is...
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The Collection at RiverPark expands fashion empire adding Victoria’s Secret to its growing retail roster

OXNARD — The Collection at RiverPark, Oxnard’s premier retail, dining and entertainment destination, announced this week that Victoria’s Secret will join its budding line-up of fashion retailers this summer. Victoria’s Secret is the largest retailer of women’s lingerie and other fashion-inspired apparel collections. The 8,000 square foot store, which will be located on the...
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‘An Evening with 2015 Women’s World Cup Champion Carli Lloyd’ to be held at Arlington Theatre on Jan. 26

‘An Evening with 2015 Women’s World Cup Champion Carli Lloyd’ to be held at Arlington Theatre on Jan. 26

SANTA BARBARA — “An Evening with 2015 Women’s World Cup Champion Carli Lloyd’ to be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara. “Carli Lloyd isn’t just on a roll. She has morphed into a one-woman tsunami.” USA Today With perseverance, skill, confidence and sheer guts, soccer star Carli...
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UCSB to present ‘Culture Clash Muse & Morros: True Stories – Real People’ on Jan. 27

UCSB to present ‘Culture Clash  Muse & Morros: True Stories – Real People’ on Jan. 27

SANTA BARBARA — UCSB Arts & Lectures will present ‘Culture Clash  Muse & Morros: True Stories – Real People’ at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. For 30 years, Culture Clash has scoured the nation searching for the American Character through the oral histories of its citizens. From the borders and in...
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Bilingual commentary: The Stars and Planets at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

Bilingual commentary: The Stars and Planets at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes With so many children admiring celebrities these days and questionably holding them up as role models, it was refreshing this past Friday to attend McAuliffe Elementary School’s (Oxnard School District) annual “Astronomy Night.” The school is named in honor of Christa McAuliffe, the teacher-astronaut who tragically and heroically died...
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Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Announces Rosanna Dellegrotti MSN, RN as Quality, Compliance & Education Director

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Announces Rosanna Dellegrotti MSN, RN as Quality, Compliance & Education Director

SANTA BARBARA – Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (VNHC) welcomes Rosanna Dellegrotti MSN, RN, as new Director of Quality, Compliance & Education. Ms. Dellegrotti has more than 35 years of nursing experience; 22 years being in critical care and has held positions in administration and education in both acute and long term care. Prior to...
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Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Welcomes Kyrie Belme as Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator

Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Welcomes Kyrie Belme as Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator

SANTA BARBARA — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care(VNHC) is pleased to announce Kyrie Belme as Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator. Belme brings experience working with local nonprofits and a flair for creativity. As Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator, Belme will assist in the development and application of the marketing strategy and act as liaison for...
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Girls Inc. Carpinteria Launches Literacy Initiative to Prepare Students for Academic Success

Girls Inc. Carpinteria Launches Literacy Initiative to Prepare Students for Academic Success

CARPINTERIA — Girls Inc. of Carpinteria is kicking off the New Year with the implementation of a new after-school reading and literacy program at Carpinteria Unified School District school sites and on the Girls Inc. Carpinteria campus. The Literacy Initiative is designed to provide age-appropriate literacy programs for K-3rd grade girls to help them succeed,...
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Bilingual commentary: The Power of Parents

Bilingual commentary: The Power of Parents

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor We parents may not be aware of the power we possess to literally make or break the lives of our children. Teachers likewise exert enormous power over the lives of their students. As parents and teachers, we are not unlike the ancient Greek gods of mythology in our ability to cruelly...
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