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Ventura Family YMCA Youth & Government Delegates Host Bill Hearing Night to Prepare for State Conference

Ventura Family YMCA Youth & Government Delegates Host Bill Hearing Night to Prepare for State Conference

CENTRAL COAST — The Ventura Family YMCA Youth & Government team introduced and debated three mock bills on Nov. 28 at the California Court of Appeals. The bill hearing night is part of their preparation for the 69th Model Legislature & Court conference held in February in Sacramento, which brings together more than 3,500...
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SolRio Organization for Climate Change Mitigation Inc. Proposes Plan for Solar-Powered Desalination at SONGS

SolRio Organization for Climate Change Mitigation Inc. Proposes Plan for Solar-Powered Desalination at SONGS

SAN CLEMENTE – SolRio Organization for Climate Change Mitigation Inc. has proposed a large-scale solar-powered desalination project at the decommissioned San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station. SunRiver has the potential to produce 1.1 billion gallons of potable water daily by utilizing water from the Pacific Ocean in an ecologically sensible manner. The project aims to reduce...
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Aera Energy celebrates Giving Tuesday with a check to the United Way of Ventura County

Aera Energy celebrates Giving Tuesday with a check to the United Way of Ventura County

VENTURA — Local oil company Aera Energy LLC is celebrating the spirit of the season in a big way! In alignment with the global day of giving, the company celebrated their employee contributions and made a donation to the United Way of Ventura County. Since 2004, employee contributions totaled $182,000 and corporate contributions totaled $212,000....
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EDC-VC Joins California Trade Delegation Trip to China

EDC-VC Joins California Trade Delegation Trip to China

CAMARILLO – As part of the ongoing effort to increase trade and investment, particularly in California’s renewable energy and clean tech sectors, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the California Energy Commission recently led a delegation of California clean tech businesses on a 10-day, five-city business outreach trip to China....
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PSHH Resident Receives National Recognition for Community Leadership

PSHH Resident Receives National Recognition for Community Leadership

PSHH resident Elvia Salazar is a winner of the NeighborWorks America 2016 Dorothy Richardson Award for Resident Leadership. SANTA BARBARA – People’s Self Help Housing is proud to announce that one of its residents, Elvia Salazar, has been selected as one of eight winners of the NeighborWorks America 2016 Dorothy Richardson Award for Resident Leadership....
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Guest commentary: An Immigrant’s Birthday Reflection

Guest commentary: An Immigrant’s Birthday Reflection

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 I was born 65 years ago, on a coarse palm frown woven tapete, to two...
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Gold Coast Transit District, Announces Partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the “If You See Something Say Something™” Campaign

Gold Coast Transit District, Announces Partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the “If You See Something Say Something™” Campaign

VENTURA COUNTY — Gold Coast Transit District, Ventura County’s largest public transit provider announced their partnership with the public awareness campaign of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), “If You See Something, Say Something™.” “If You See Something, Say Something™” posters and signs will now be visible on buses, transit centers and public spaces in...
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PODS® Tri-Counties culminates year of giving at CAN-tree Collection food drive

PODS® Tri-Counties culminates year of giving at CAN-tree Collection food drive

OXNARD – PODS Tri-Counties owner Steve Yapp’s passion for his community knows no bounds. This year alone, he has contributed monetary and in-kind donations in the form of moving and storage services to more than 97 local non-profits, which is valued at over $95,000. This December, Yapp will enlist his team to carry the...
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Consulado de México en Oxnard: Mensaje de la Canciller Claudia Ruiz Massieu a la comunidad mexicana


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Statement: Women’s Caucus Leaders on threat to abortion rights and women’s healthcare under Trump presidency

Statement: Women’s Caucus Leaders on threat to abortion rights and women’s healthcare under Trump presidency

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), vice-chair, released the following statement today on behalf of the Democratic members of the Women’s Caucus in response to President-elect Trump’s policies and recent statements on overturning abortion rights. Jackson said, “California, the most populous state in the country...
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December is Model Month at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum

December is Model Month at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum

OXNARD — Channel Islands Maritime Museum (CIMM) houses the largest collection of model ships on the West Coast with more than 60 exquisitely-detailed ship models from all over the world and dating back hundreds of years. From Dec.1 through Dec. 31, the CIMM Ship Model Guild will display projects they have been working on...
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New book by UCSB scholar examines the impact of globalization on an indigenous group in Mexico

New book by UCSB scholar examines the impact of globalization on an indigenous group in Mexico

By Amy Bentley / UCSB Many miles away from the popular Mexican seaside resort towns of Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas lie the poor, rural villages of Mexico’s Mixtec people, also known as “the People of the Land of the Rain.” The Mixtecs originally developed communities isolated by the hilly Oaxacan terrain, with...
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Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard announces new CAM studio guest artist: Antonio Arredondo Juarez

Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard announces new CAM studio guest artist: Antonio Arredondo Juarez

OXNARD — The Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard has announced its new CAM studio guest artist: Antonio Arredondo Juarez. Antonio Arredondo Juarez was born in Villa Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico. A graduate of California State University, Channel Islands, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with an emphasis in Business and Nonprofit. Best known for his series, Cajas...
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Hearts Therapeutic Celebrates Inspiring Stories at Annual Pegasus Luncheon

Hearts Therapeutic Celebrates Inspiring Stories at Annual Pegasus Luncheon

SANTA BARBARA — Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center hosted its 8th Annual Pegasus Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 13, attracting more than 300 people to the Coral Casino’s La Pacifica Ballroom at the Four Seasons Biltmore Resort in Santa Barbara. The invitation-only event is held annually to update and educate the organization’s supporters and people interested...
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Bilingual commentary: American Culture Shock

Bilingual commentary: American Culture Shock

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 In some parts of the country, unlike here in Ventura County, Latinos are very...
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