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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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Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Publishes Report on Distribution to Foodbank Non-Profit Partners

SANTA BARBARA — The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County worked with over 300 nonprofits and programs countywide (one of them isyour favorite) in 2015 to help serve the community by providing healthy food and produce. “Without the support of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County we would not be able to provide our members with meals and...
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United Way of Ventura County: 36 hours left to make a difference

United Way of Ventura County: 36 hours left to make a difference

President’s Message Click here for the entire January 2016 E-newsletter Dear Friends, I returned from serving in the Peace Corps as a teacher in the 5th poorest country in the world just two weeks prior to 9/11. What was so moving to me was how proud I was to be an American in the...
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El Centrito Family Learning Centers thank you

El Centrito Family Learning Centers thank you

Joseph Castañeda Carrera / El Centrito Family Learning Centers Season’s greetings to you and yours! El Centrito Family Learning Centers thank you for believing that every child and every family deserves the opportunity to reach their greatest potential. To donate in support of the children, youth and families of El Centrito, click here.   Donate!
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Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Welcomes New Project Manager

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Welcomes New Project Manager

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) has hired Toby Seiler as Project Manager to its Multi-Family Housing Development (MHD) Department, announced PSHH President & CEO John Fowler Working out of PSHH’s San Luis Obispo headquarters, Seiler will be responsible for project management of the 34-unit Los Adobes de Maria III Apartments project, which has been certified...
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Bilingual commentary: Dream Boards and Visualization

Bilingual commentary: Dream Boards and Visualization

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor As we approach, thankfully, the transition to a new year in our lives, many of us harbor a sense of responsibility to “make resolutions.”   The problem is that we fail to understand the process that would be more likely to bring to us the results that we seek. Simply “making a...
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