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Women’s Economic Ventures Presents Trailblazer and Business of the Year Awards at “Empowerment is Priceless” Event

Women’s Economic Ventures Presents Trailblazer and Business of the Year Awards at “Empowerment is Priceless” Event

VENTURA — Nearly 300 women and men attended non-profit Women’s Economic Ventures’ (WEV) annual Empowerment is Priceless event held on May 12th at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel in Ventura. The breakfast fundraiser recognized WEV’s 2016 Trailblazer, Business of the Year and Volunteer of the Year award winners. WEV clients also shared their...
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Work begins on Carpinteria’s first senior assisted living and memory care community

Work begins on Carpinteria’s first senior assisted living and memory care community

CARPINTERIA — Steadfast Carpinteria Senior, LLC, announced that it has begun conversion of an office building at 5464 Carpinteria Ave. to create GranVida, Carpinteria’s first and only large-scale community for seniors needing assisted living or memory care. Working with Steadfast on the project is Seniority, Inc., the management, sales and consulting affiliate of ABHOW....
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Five Local Korean War Veterans Honored at “The Forgotten War” Symposium

Five Local Korean War Veterans Honored at “The Forgotten War” Symposium

SANTA BARBARA — Five local veterans of the Korean War were honored on May 9 at a luncheon and symposium, The Forgotten War: Korea 66 Years On, co-hosted by Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) and the Channel City Club at the Fess Parker a DoubleTree Resort by Hilton. While the Korean War is often...
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Bilingual commentary: Paradise Lost…Or Was It?

Bilingual commentary: Paradise Lost…Or Was It?

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 David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes One of the epic works that beneficently grants to humanity the “wisdom of the...
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UCSB history professor Sarah Cline’s LASA-award-winning essay deconstructs an iconic colonial Mexican casta painting of racial hierarchy

UCSB history professor Sarah Cline’s LASA-award-winning essay deconstructs an iconic colonial Mexican casta painting of racial hierarchy

By Sonia Fernandez / UCSB In 18th-century Mexico, casta paintings were all the rage, as the bloodlines of Spanish colonizers and of the colonized indigenous, black and mixed-race populations mingled and American-born Spaniards sought to define themselves apart amid increasingly blurry racial lines. Paintings of racial hierarchy, or casta paintings, put fictive family groupings, with father...
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Dr. Rodolfo F. Acuña Art Gallery & Cultural Center with Lead Artist, Ana M. Carrillo, Receive California Arts Council “Artists Activating Communities” Grant Award

Dr. Rodolfo F. Acuña Art Gallery & Cultural Center with Lead Artist, Ana M. Carrillo, Receive California Arts Council “Artists Activating Communities” Grant Award

State funds will support sustained artistic residency for Ana M. Carrillo at Dr. Rodolfo F. Acuña Art Gallery & Cultural Center at Cafe on A. OXNARD – The California Arts Council, a state agency, announced it plans to award $12,000 to Dr. Rodolfo F. Acuña Art Gallery & Cultural Center at Cafe on A...
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Santa Barbara Conscious Networking Event and Celebratory Party to be held June 3

Santa Barbara Conscious Networking Event and Celebratory Party to be held June 3

SANTA BARBARA — The much-anticipated Santa Barbara Conscious Networking Event will open its doors to the public for the first time in an extraordinary evening of entertainment, networking, healthful food and important information. Many of the area’s conscious professionals and entrepreneurs have previously attended the Santa Barbara Consciousness Network’s “Conscious Entrepreneurs” mixers; this Networking...
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Gold Coast Health Plan Teams Up with Health Partners to Host Diabetes Awareness Event on June 11

Gold Coast Health Plan Teams Up with Health Partners to Host Diabetes Awareness Event on June 11

Public is Invited to Day of Free Health Screenings, Cooking Demonstrations, Entertainment and Raffles CAMARILLO — Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) has partnered with the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the Ventura County Department of Public Health and Dignity Health’s St. John’s Regional Medical Center for a one-day event in Oxnard on Saturday to promote...
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Bilingual report: Auditions for ‘Esperanza Rising’ to be held June 3, 4

Bilingual report: Auditions for ‘Esperanza Rising’ to be held June 3, 4

OXNARD — Teatro de las Américas to present Auditions for ‘Esperanza Rising’ to be held June 3, 4.  
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El Lustrador Rumbo a Hollywood el 11 de junio

El Lustrador Rumbo a Hollywood el 11 de junio

   
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UFW’s Roman Pinal, actor Daniel Stern to speak at Social Justice Fund for Ventura County’s Currents of Change fundraiser on June 12

UFW’s Roman Pinal, actor Daniel Stern to speak at Social Justice Fund for Ventura County’s Currents of Change fundraiser on June 12

THOUSAND OAKS — Roman Pinal, an activist with the United Farm Workers of America, and actor, director and activist Daniel Stern will speak at the Social Justice Fund for Ventura County’s Currents of Change fundraiser from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12 at the Los Robles Greens Golf Course, 299 Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks....
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Social Justice Fund for Ventura County to present ‘Currents of Change’ fundraiser on June 12

Social Justice Fund for Ventura County to present ‘Currents of Change’ fundraiser on June 12

THOUSAND OAKS — The Social Justice Fund for Ventura County to will present its 8th annual “Currents of Change — On the Wing for Justice” fundraiser from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12 at Los Robles Greens Golf Course, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Click here, send an email to info@socialjusticefundvc.org or call...
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UCSB to present ‘READINGS: Tides by Pedro Xavier Solís’ on May 31

UCSB to present ‘READINGS: Tides by Pedro Xavier Solís’ on May 31

SANTA BARBARA — Professors Suzanne Jill Levine and Jorge Luis Castillo will present a bilingual reading of Tides, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 at the McCune Conference Room. The reading is a translation of a chapbook of poetry by Pedro Xavier Solís that addresses bipolarity. Pedro Xavier Solís, grandson of Pablo Antonio Cuadra, one...
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Central City Swing Band to perform annual ‘Summer Concert’ on June 14

Central City Swing Band to perform annual ‘Summer Concert’ on June 14

ORCUTT — The Central City Swing Band will perform their annual Summer Concert on Tuesday evening, June 14th, 2016 at 7:30PM. The concert will feature music arranged in a traditional or vintage swing style as well as arrangements in a modern jazz style. The actual playlist is not finalized until the evening of the...
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Sesion Informativa Sobre DAPA y DACA el 16 de Junio en Oxnard

Sesion Informativa Sobre DAPA y DACA el 16 de Junio en Oxnard

OXNARD — Sesion Informativa Sobre DAPA y DACA, 6 pm el 16 de Junio en el Center for Employment Training (CET), 761 S. C St., Oxnard. Para reservar su lugar llame a CLUE-VC 805.607.2114, www.cluevc.org o facebook.com/Clue-Vc
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