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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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“Remembering Our Fallen” Traveling Portrait Exhibition on Display throughout Santa Barbara County

“Remembering Our Fallen” Traveling Portrait Exhibition on Display throughout Santa Barbara County

Deeply moving memorial exhibition features 721 photo portraits of California’s fallen SANTA BARBARA — The community is invited to the “Remembering Our Fallen” memorial exhibition that is on display in Santa Barbara County during the month of January. The deeply moving exhibition of portraits will feature 721 photos of men and women from California, including...
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Santa Barbara Humane Society Unveils New Logo for New Year

Santa Barbara Humane Society Unveils New Logo for New Year

SANTA BARBARA — Santa Barbara Humane Society is pleased to unveil a new logo with a contemporary color palette as we celebrate a new year. “Since 1887, the Santa Barbara Humane Society has been a resource for animal advocacy and education,” said Peggy Langle, Santa Barbara Humane Society Executive Director. “Our new logo includes the...
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Guest commentary: Adelante… into the New Year with Café on A

Guest commentary: Adelante… into the New Year with Café on A

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By Armando Vazquez / Guest contributor It is hard to believe but this will be the 17th year that Debbie and I...
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The Collection at RiverPark announces Stefanie Muegel, Jill Almonia as new marketing team

The Collection at RiverPark announces Stefanie Muegel, Jill Almonia as new marketing team

OXNARD — The Collection at RiverPark, Oxnard’s premier fashion retail, dining and entertainment destination, recently announced Stefanie Muegel as the center’s Marketing Manager, and Jill Almonia as the Marketing and Business Development Coordinator. At The Collection, a CenterCal Properties, LLC shopping center, Muegel is responsible for creating and implementing marketing plans in accordance with...
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Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Welcomes Scott Gordon as Annual Giving Coordinator

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Welcomes Scott Gordon as Annual Giving Coordinator

SANTA BARBARA — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (VNHC) is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Gordon as Annual Giving Coordinator. Gordon brings years of experience working in various professions including development, software and management, along with a background in the arts. As Annual Giving Coordinator, Gordon will be responsible for growing the...
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Bilingual commentary: What Is A Secular Catholic?

Bilingual commentary: What Is A Secular Catholic?

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor In the Jewish American community, many within the group quite proudly and nonchalantly refer to themselves as “secular Jews.” Within the U.S. Latino community, on the other hand, many are secular Catholics, but they don’t go around calling themselves that. After all, they’re católicos. Trying to tell them that they’re not...
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‘El Bracero – A Mariachi Opera’ to be presented at Oxnard College on Jan. 16

‘El Bracero – A Mariachi Opera’ to be presented at Oxnard College on Jan. 16

OXNARD — “El Bracero — A Mariachi Opera” will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Theater, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. Featuring Mariachi Aguilas de Oxnard and Ballet Folklorico Mestizo. Set in the 1950s at the height of the Bracero program, “El Bracero” is a one-act “Mariachi Opera” which...
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emPower Hosts Free Energy Efficient Furnace Workshop in Santa Maria on Jan. 19

emPower Hosts Free Energy Efficient Furnace Workshop in Santa Maria on Jan. 19

Jan. 19 workshop to be held at Veterans Memorial Building SANTA MARIA — With Santa Barbara County now firmly in winter, emPower Central Coast will be offering advice and information on selecting a new high-efficiency furnace during a free, Jan. 19 workshop.   The county-operated program will hold the information session 5:30-7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial...
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Guest commentary: Justice in the New Year

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By Rodolfo F. Acuña / Guest contributor At my age, the coming of the New Year is especially meaningful. My father once...
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¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! to present Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano in free family concerts in Goleta, Gudalupe, Santa Barbara and Isla Vista from Jan. 8 through 10

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! will present Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano in free family concerts in Goleta, Gudalupe, Santa Barbara and Isla Vista. The Grammy-winning ensemble performs music from latest recording, Tradición, Arte y Pasión, as well as songs of the Mexican Revolution. Much more than entertainment, mariachi music is a...
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Classes start Jan. 11 for English as a Second Language Basic English course at Oxnard College

OXNARD — Classes start for English as a Second Language Basic English course at Oxnard College. Free books available. Classes include: ESL R046 — English Conversation 4; ESL R065 — Prep for Academic Reading & Writing; ESL R056 — Reading Skills 4; and ESL R066 — Writing Fundamentals. Complete your appllication online at http://www.oxnardcollege.edu Call...
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Local Hospice Nonprofits Partner to Ensure No One Dies Alone

Local Hospice Nonprofits Partner to Ensure No One Dies Alone

Hospice of Santa Barbara is partnering with Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care to revitalize its work in the national No One Dies Alone program. The organizations will provide training that will allow their volunteers to offer compassionate bedside presence for patients with no friends or family available to be with them in the final...
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