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Jackson Bills SB 44 and SB 290 Pass Assembly Floor and Head to Governor’s Desk

Jackson Bills SB 44 and SB 290 Pass Assembly Floor and Head to Governor’s Desk

SACRAMENTO – Two key coastal protection bills authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) , SB 44 (Coastal Oil Wells) and SB 290 (Marine Entanglement), passed the Assembly floor with a 76-0 vote and 60-15 vote, respectively on Sept. 7 Senate Bill 44, the Coastal Oil Well Clean Up and Remediation Act, will require that...
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Hispanic Heritage Month begins with shows on Sept. 15 in Oxnard, Ventura and Camarillo

Hispanic Heritage Month begins with shows on Sept. 15 in Oxnard, Ventura and Camarillo

The Latino Vision Group in Oxnard will hold an opening reception for the Chicano/a Art show “Latino Visions in Oxnard 2017” from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the former Social Security Administration building, 424 South B St., near Plaza Park, Oxnard. Exhibits will be presented through Monday, Oct. 30 at multiple venues. In celebration...
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United Way of Ventura County — There for those who need us most

United Way of Ventura County — There for those who need us most

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   President’s Message Dear Friends,  Hurricane Harvey reminds us of the need to prepare and the critical role that United Way plays, along with our partners, in disaster preparation. One of the challenges after a catastrophe strikes is mobilizing caring citizens so they can effectively help their neighbors...
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Consulado de México en Oxnard — Aviso importante sobre DACA

Consulado de México en Oxnard — Aviso importante sobre DACA

View this email in your browser   Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA) Si tienes dudas sobre DACA llama al CIAM para recibir orientación o visita tu Consulado de México.  
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Jackson And De León Issue Statement On Trump Roll Back Of Title IX Protections

Jackson And De León Issue Statement On Trump Roll Back Of Title IX Protections

SACRAMENTO — Following the announcement (Sept. 7) by federal Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that the Trump Administration would be rolling back Obama-era guidelines on Title IX and student sexual assault and harassment, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statements: “Let’s be clear, today’s...
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‘Back to School Drive’ Drops Off Back to School Items at Franklin Elementary

‘Back to School Drive’ Drops Off Back to School Items at Franklin Elementary

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Franklin Elementary School students grinned and giggled as City National Bank and United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) staff recently outfitted them with backpacks and classroom supplies to get them ready for the new school year. As part of City National Bank ’s 8th annual Back to School Drive,...
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Bilingual commentary: The Bridal Veil

Bilingual commentary: The Bridal Veil

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Often, what is considered “acceptable,” or “the way things are done,” has disturbing sexist backdrops. But customs that were once instituted to suppress and limit women are so tightly woven into our Western culture, our way of life and our thinking that we scarcely take note....
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California League of United Latin American Citizens: DACA

California League of United Latin American Citizens: DACA

Dear California Members and Friends, as difficult it is to comprehend the challenges to our community regarding cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, we must unite and rise to the challenge. We must be the first line of defense for our communities during this crisis. Never before in our history...
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CSUCI one of 70+ destinations on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA art celebration through Jan. 2018

CSUCI one of 70+ destinations on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA art celebration through Jan. 2018

CAMARILLO — The Chicana/Chicano movement of the 1960s and ‘70s, Mexican iconography and ancient Aztec cosmic female deities are all part of a CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) art show designed to kick off the University’s participation in the Getty’s institutive Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (PST: LA/LA) is a far-reaching and ambitious...
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Three Gold Coast Transit District Operators Reach Prestigious Driving Milestones

Three Gold Coast Transit District Operators Reach Prestigious Driving Milestones

OXNARD — Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD) recognized three of its bus operators for joining the prestigious One Million Mile Club and Two Million Mile Club, as determined by the National Safety Council, during today’s Board of Directors’ meeting.  The former recognizes professional drivers who have completed 25,000 hours of drive time (12.5 years) without a preventable accident...
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Men fundraising for Wine Women & Shoes benefiting RISE

Men fundraising for Wine Women & Shoes benefiting RISE

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — Local men have already raised over $5,000 to benefit RISE while competing for the King of Sole award to be presented at the Wine Women & Shoes event on September 10 at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. Wine Women & Shoes features a fashion marketplace, Central Coast wineries, local...
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Twin Vee PowerCats, Inc. Donates Boat to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley

Twin Vee PowerCats, Inc. Donates Boat to  Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley

Proceeds of boat raffle to provide financial assistance to local families in need Fort Pierce, FL – Twin Vee PowerCats, Inc. (Symbol: TVPC) pledged the donation of one of their popular boat models to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley, which will be raffled off during the 15th Annual “Stand Up...
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Assemblymember Irwin Announces California Assembly Secures Extra Funding for Veterans in Housing Bond

Assemblymember Irwin Announces California Assembly Secures Extra Funding for Veterans in Housing Bond

Cal-Vet Loan Program to receive more funding for veterans housing.  SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks), Chair of the Assembly Veterans Committee, announced that the Assembly has secured an additional $1 billion in the Affordable Housing Bond agreement to extend the Cal-Vet Home Loan Program, which is currently scheduled to expire in 2018....
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Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Launches New Website

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Launches New Website

VENTURA COUNTY — Ventura County’s largest law firm, Ferguson Case Orr Paterson, recently launched its new website at www.fcoplaw.com. Designed to offer quick and easy access to essential information, the new site features a more comprehensive profile of the firm’s practice areas and expertise, attorney listings with full bios, and a news section with...
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Jackson bill to protect scientists, scientific data passes off assembly floor

Jackson bill to protect scientists, scientific data passes off assembly floor

SACRAMENTO – Introduced in response to threats by the Trump Administration, a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to protect scientists and scientific research from censorship or destruction passed off the Assembly floor today on a 59-13 vote. Senate Bill 51, known as the Whistleblower and Public Data Protection Act, now heads back to...
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