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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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Santa Paula Art Museum reveals plans for Future Art Education Center

Santa Paula Art Museum reveals plans for Future Art Education Center

SANTA PAULA — The Santa Paula Art Museum recently announced some very big news. The Museum will be expanding its footprint to include an existing building adjacent to the current museum site. Once renovated, the new building will provide much needed space for the Museum’s growing collections and educational programs. The addition of the new building...
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EDC-VC announces board expansion

EDC-VC announces board expansion

CAMARILLO — The Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County announces the addition of Amy Fonzo and Ron Galaviz to its board of directors. Fonzo, manager of external relations at California Resources Corporation, brings a unique blend of leadership, strategic planning and professional experience to the EDC-VC board. Galaviz, founder of Thousand Oaks construction company, Lead Builders, Inc, brings...
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Channel Islands YMCA Association Welcomes Morgan P. Jones to the Board of Directors

Channel Islands YMCA Association Welcomes Morgan P. Jones to the Board of Directors

CENTRAL COAST — The Channel Islands YMCA is proud to announce the election of Morgan P. Jones to the Channel Islands YMCA Association Board. Jones has been a community member since 1993, and business owner in Santa Barbara since 2000. He is the principal engineer and owner of Doyle-Morgan Structural Engineering (DMSE). Jones is...
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Wells Fargo Donates $35,000 to PSHH in Support of Affordable Housing

Wells Fargo Donates $35,000 to PSHH in Support of Affordable Housing

CENTRAL COAST —  Wells Fargo has presented a $35,000 grant to Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH), in support of its mission to provide low-income families and individuals with affordable housing, and programs leading to self-sufficiency.   Wells Fargo actively supports the revitalization and growth of the economy through community donations to nonprofits, schools and other causes throughout the country. This gift will bolster PSHH’s general operations, which include maintaining nearly 1,700 affordable...
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Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Thanks its Partners with Central Coast Events

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Thanks its Partners with Central Coast Events

CENTRAL COAST — Peoples’ Self-Help Housing hosted two cocktail events, “Thanking Our Partners,” for its major community supporters in October. The events were held at Ventana Grill in Pismo Beach and Blush in Santa Barbara – Oct. 7 and 21, respectively – to recognize major donors, community partners and local officials who have assisted PSHH in...
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California Strawberry Festival announces new rules for official poster contest

California Strawberry Festival announces new rules for official poster contest

Contest, with $2,000 grand prize, expanded to include variety of mediums OXNARD — Art and strawberries can be a fruitful enterprise. Enter the 34th Annual California Strawberry Festival Official Poster Contest where the winner will receive $2,000 and four VIP tickets to the celebration May 20 & 21, 2017. For the very first time, the contest has...
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The Collection at RiverPark “Silent Santa” Event Makes Holidays Brighter for Families with Special Needs on Nov. 28

The Collection at RiverPark “Silent Santa” Event Makes Holidays Brighter for Families with Special Needs on Nov. 28

OXNARD — Bright twinkling lights, Christmas carols and a visit to Santa are all hallmark traditions for families celebrating the holiday season; however, for children with special needs, the experience can be daunting and may cause them to shy away from participating in these traditional activities. The Collection at RiverPark will hold its first...
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Oxnard College Literature, Arts & Lecture Series Fall 2016 continues through Nov. 30

Oxnard College Literature, Arts & Lecture Series Fall 2016 continues through Nov. 30

OXNARD — The Oxnard College Literature, Arts & Lecture Series will begin its 2016 Fall Series on September 28th, featuring Actress Antoinette Abbamonte presenting “Breaking Down Barriers in Hollywood.” Other events include: “Old and New Worlds of Flamenco” on October 12th, “Hearing Is Believing” on November 2nd, “Becoming American: President Obama’s Inaugural Poet” on...
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Taking a Stand for Ethics: VA Scandal Whistleblower Tells Her Story on Nov. 30

Taking a Stand for Ethics: VA Scandal Whistleblower Tells Her Story on Nov. 30

OXNARD — Standing up for the truth—that’s what Paula Pedene did as an employee at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System when she disclosed the mismanagement of funds and reported a hostile work environment to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Pedene will share her experience as a whistleblower and the retaliation...
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Opinion: LULAC Helps to Ensure Latinos Vote on Election Day

Opinion: LULAC Helps to Ensure Latinos Vote on Election Day

Related stories: Early voting data nationwide show spike in Latino turnout On November 8th, the presidential election will take place, and to say the least–much is at stake. Never before in the history of presidential politics has a candidate so clearly and aggressively attacked the Latino community. Elections have consequences, and our vote counts....
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Members of Young Leaders Society Raise $4,000 for United Way of Santa Barbara County Programs

Members of Young Leaders Society Raise $4,000 for United Way of Santa Barbara County Programs

SANTA BARBARA — Recently, members of United Way of Santa Barbara County’s (UWSBC) Young Leaders Society (YLS) bowled the night away at Zodo’s Bowling & Beyond for the 7th Annual United We Bowl event. 96 YLS members participated in a challenge bowl-a-thon, raising more than $4,000 for the upcoming 8th Annual United We Read event and...
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SBCC’s Scheinfeld Center partners with Pelican Products for their Global T Immersion Micro-Internship Program

SBCC’s Scheinfeld Center partners with Pelican Products for their Global T Immersion Micro-Internship Program

SANTA BARBARA — On November 10, Santa Barbara City College’s Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, along with its business partner, Pelican Products, hosted 22 Hawthorne Math & Science Academy High School students and staff, for a Global T Immersion Micro-Internship. In just three hours, this private event provided students a hands-on experience in Global...
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Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA Welcomes Thomas Speidel as Executive Director

Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA Welcomes Thomas Speidel as Executive Director

SANTA YNEZ — The Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA is proud to announce Thomas Speidel as their new Executive Director. Speidel has been involved with the Y since he was eight years old, playing basketball at the Manchester Y in Richmond, Virginia. He first joined the Y staff as a Fitness Specialist, achieved a series...
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House Passes Two Capps Bills

House Passes Two Capps Bills

Health care legislation will strengthen nursing workforce, improve access to maternity care WASHINGTON — Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) on Nov. 15 celebrated the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of two bills she co-authored, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2713) and the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (H.R. 1209). Both bills passed...
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