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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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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County looks forward to celebrating National Mentoring Month 2016

/ Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County VENTURA COUNTY — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County (BBSVC) is looking forward to celebrating National Mentoring Month for January 2016. The National Mentoring Month campaign will acknowledge the ‘Bigs’- adult mentors – and the positive impact they make in the lives of their ‘Littles’...
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Local PODS® Moving and Storage Serves As “Santa’s Sleigh” For 12th Annual Santa Claus Park Toy Giveaway

Local PODS® Moving and Storage Serves As “Santa’s Sleigh” For 12th Annual Santa Claus Park Toy Giveaway

/ PODS Local moving and storage company, PODS teamed up with Ventura County’s most popular running event, the Santa to the Sea ½ Marathon and 5K, to collect unwrapped toys for the 12th annual Santa Claus Park toy giveaway taking place on Saturday, Dec. 19. On race day, the donated PODS containers served as...
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FOOD Share ends successful 4th annual CAN-tree Collection weekend with 201,200 pounds of food

FOOD Share ends successful 4th annual CAN-tree Collection weekend with 201,200 pounds of food

/ FOOD Share The Collection at RiverPark and Cumulus Media hosted FOOD Share’s successful 4th annual CAN-tree Collection drive in support of the regional food bank’s annual Tackle Hunger campaign, bringing in 201,200 cans of food (one can of food is equivalent to one pound) to replenish the Oxnard warehouse’s shelves. The Collection’s Park...
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Shoppers Make Mad Dash To Christmas Shopping Finish Line, Centerpoint Mall Offers Many Deals And Savings

Shoppers Make Mad Dash To Christmas Shopping Finish Line, Centerpoint Mall Offers Many Deals And Savings

/ Centerpoint Mall As the last week of Christmas shopping gets into full swing, millions of people are still finalizing their shopping lists. And to help meet the last-minute Christmas crush, Centerpoint Mall has many deals and savings at the more than 49 retail, specialty, entertainment and dining outlets ranging from apparel and electronics...
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Surfer Santa and Scrooge, the new favorites at The Collection at RiverPark

Surfer Santa and Scrooge, the new favorites at The Collection at RiverPark

/ The Collection at RiverPark While most shopping centers promise children a chance to meet and take a picture with Santa Claus, The Collection at RiverPark goes a step further and surprises customers with the opportunity to meet other lively personalities – one, familiar face from holiday fables, and another, a SoCal take of...
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Local Holiday Toy Drive Receives Donations for Foster, Low-Income Children

Local Holiday Toy Drive Receives Donations for Foster, Low-Income Children

/ Foster VC Kids / Children’s Services Auxiliary Currently there are 1,000 children in foster care and thousands of additional low-income kids in Ventura County, and these youth are in need of toys and other gifts this holiday season. In an effort to bring some holiday cheer to these children in need, there are programs...
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