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El Concilio presents award to Edison International

El Concilio presents award to Edison International

El Concilio Family Services recognized Edison International for its outstanding community service at El Concilio’s Latino Leadership Awards gala on March 26 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, the organization reported this week. El Concilio board member Hank Lacayo presented to Veronica Gutierrez, VP Corporate Communications of Southern California Edison, a commemorative plaque of...
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Robert Lopez purchases Topa Tower Club

Robert Lopez purchases Topa Tower Club

After 24 years of service and dedication to the Topa Tower Club, Robert Lopez, who most recently served as the club’s general manager, has purchased the private member city club in Oxnard, Consortium Media Services reported March 30 in a media release. Lopez, who is professionally certified in cooking and hotel management from L’Ecole Hoteliere de...
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Das Williams reports on more funds for small business loans

Das Williams reports on more funds for small business loans

The State Treasurer’s office is expanding its loans to small businesses through the California Capital Access Program  (CalCAP), Assemblymember Das Williams, 35th district, reported Tuesday, March 29. CalCAP encourages Banks, Credit Unions, Savings Institutions, and Community Development Financial Institutions to make loans to small businesses who might otherwise not be able to obtain funding. Under...
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Free VITA tax services set for March 18 at Oxnard College

Free VITA tax services set for March 18 at Oxnard College

Free tax preparation services for taxpayers with annual incomes of $49,000 or less will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 18 at Oxnard College, 4000 So. Rose Ave., Room CSSC-101, Oxnard, Assemblymember Das Williams, 35th District, reported this week. Services are provided by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Those attending...
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Lacayo Institute receives $100,000 grant from Verizon

Lacayo Institute receives $100,000 grant from Verizon

Verizon has presented a $100,000 grant to expand the Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo Institute for Workforce & Community Studies (HLI) at CSU Channel Islands, Richard R. Rush, university president, reported in a media release. “We are pleased to have an opportunity to collaborate with Verizon in developing these types of vital partnerships that will...
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Latino Links: Business/Finance Trends

Latino Links: Business/Finance Trends

By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805.com The nation’s sluggish economy has had a significant impact on mortgage lending to Latinos, while the community is getting tax time help in Spanish. The Chicago Sun Times reports that lending to Hispanics plummets during the housing crisis. For more information, visit http://www.suntimes.com/business/3803378-420/lending-to-blacks-hispanics-plummets-during-housing-crisis.html The Hispanic Access Foundation has announced...
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Guest column: The craft of wishing

Guest column: The craft of wishing

By David Magallanes / Guest columnist I’ve always enjoyed walking through a bookstore, perusing the books on the shelves, just as I used to do as a child when my father would take me with him to the Los Angeles Public Library, or to the many bookstores we would visit in downtown L.A., or...
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Latino Links: Digital Media Trends

Latino Links: Digital Media Trends

By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805.com The power of Latinos on the Internet is being debated in couple of reports released recently. Latinos are less likely than whites to access the Internet, have a home broadband connection or own a cell phone, according to survey findings released Feb. 9 by the Pew Hispanic Center,...
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Guest column: Putting out fires, or lighting up our world?

Guest column: Putting out fires, or lighting up our world?

By David Magallanes / Guest columnist In his book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” Stephen Covey challenges his readers to consider using his “Time Management Matrix,” which consists of four quadrants. We can occupy our time performing tasks and carrying out activities that are either I) Urgent and Important; II) Not Urgent...
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Limoneira president to speak Feb. 11 at CSU Channel Islands

Limoneira president to speak Feb. 11 at CSU Channel Islands

Harold S. Edwards, president and CEO of the Limoneira Co., will be a featured speaker at California State University, Channel Islands on Friday, Feb. 11. Edwards is appearing as part of the spring speaker series presented by the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics. The event, which is free and includes lunch for...
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Young Leaders Society holding mixer Jan. 27

Young Leaders Society holding mixer Jan. 27

The Young Leaders Society will hold its Post Holiday Mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 at the Carnegie Art Museum, 424 So. C St., Oxnard. Reservations are due by Jan. 25. For more information, contact Pedro A. Chavez at pchavez@vcunitedway.org or call 805.485.6288, ext. 252 or visit www.ylsvc.org
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Seminar for small businesses starting Jan. 22 in Santa Barbara

Seminar for small businesses starting Jan. 22 in Santa Barbara

“Seminarios para Negocios Pequeños — 2011” (Seminars for Small Businesses) will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12 at Santa Barbara City College, Wake Center Auditorium, 300 No. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara. Topics include finanzas, impuestos, mercadotecnia, fl ujo de efectivo, plan de negocios, punto de equilibrio, planeación y control. Sponsored by the Mexican Consulate...
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Immigration, financial information forum set for Jan. 19

Immigration, financial information forum set for Jan. 19

The Mexican Consulate in Oxnard reported that an immigration and financial information forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 19, 26 and Feb. 2 in Ventura County. An informational forum on immigration will be held Jan. 19 at the Mexican Consulate, 3151 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. A forum on credit information...
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Sugar Beets holding New Year’s Eve celebration

Sugar Beets holding New Year’s Eve celebration

Reservations are strongly suggested for the New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Sugar Beets Restaurant, 255 So. A St., Oxnard, co-owner Lupe Ledesma reported recently. The event, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, features a plated dinner created by Chef Martin Ledesma, and dancing to the music of the Minidriver Band, which will play...
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Hispanic Business Council holds Posada holiday book drive Dec. 9

Hispanic Business Council holds Posada holiday book drive Dec. 9

The Gold Coast Annual Posada Holiday Book Drive will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 at Ruby’s Cafe, 348 So. Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard. The cost is $10 and a new children’s book. New books will be donated to Mercy Ministries, an organization that serves more than 150 families in the...
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