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Mora to lead CSU Channel Islands Alumni & Friends board

Mora to lead CSU Channel Islands Alumni & Friends board

Fernando Mora has been elected president of the 2011-2012 Alumni & Friends Association Board of Directors for CSU Channel Islands, the institution reported on Wednesday. “This is a very important opportunity for me to give back time and energy to the university, staff and students,” Mora stated in the release.  “CI has played a...
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Latino artists, community well represented in Downtown Oxnard Art Beat on Aug. 13

Latino artists, community well represented in Downtown Oxnard Art Beat on Aug. 13

The Downtown Oxnard Art Beat will feature a variety of art, music, dancing and dining opportunities from 5 p.m. to closing time on Saturday, Aug. 13 at various venues in downtown Oxnard. Area art spaces and restaurants will be offering a rich variety of experiences. Highlights this month include the chance to wear a...
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Reservations due Aug. 10 for SCE’s ENLACES Latino Community Forum

Reservations due Aug. 10 for SCE’s ENLACES Latino Community Forum

Southern California Edison will present the “2011 ENLACES Latino Community Forum and Capacity-Building Workshop” from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at Casa Lopez Restuarant, 325 So. A St., Oxnard, El Concilio Family Services reported this week. The theme is “Helping Our Communities Succeed and Strengthening Our Nonprofit Sector” and there will...
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Breakfreee.org free financial seminar on Aug. 9 in Oxnard

Breakfreee.org free financial seminar on Aug. 9 in Oxnard

Breakfreee.org is sponsoring free sessions on finances from 6 to 8 p.m. the second Tuesday (Aug. 9) and the fourth Thursday (Aug. 25) of each month at 415 W. Fifth St., Oxnard (6 to 7 p.m. by appointment and 7 to 8 p.m. for walk-ins). Supported by California Lutheran University. Call Carlos R. Delgado, certified public planner, at 805.816.7387. ***...
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It was ‘Magic’ for Tri-Counties Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship Program

It was ‘Magic’ for Tri-Counties Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship Program

Instructor opens the door of opportunity to high school students during MAGIC Camp for high school girls. Members of the Tri-Counties Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship Program in Ventura, were thinking pink the week of July 15 at MAGIC Camp (Mentor A Girl In Construction) where 15 junior and senior high school women from local...
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Latino Links: Economic trends

Latino Links: Economic trends

Median household wealth among Hispanics fell by 66 percent from $18,359 in 2005 to $6,325 in 2009, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project. That was the largest percentage drop for any racial or ethnic group, the center reported. During the same period median household wealth declined...
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Poet Enedina Castañeda to speak at July 23 conference

Poet Enedina Castañeda to speak at July 23 conference

Santa Maria educator and poet Enedina Castañeda, author of Del Puño y Mente de Una Mujer… Poemas, will speak at the seminario “El Desafío de Triunfar,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at the Holiday Inn, 14299 Firestone Blvd., La Mirada. The theme of the conference is “Las Estrategias para triunfar y crecer tu negocio...
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Job, health fair scheduled for July 13

Job, health fair scheduled for July 13

A “Job and Health Fair” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 at the Housing Authority of San Buenaventura. Some of the employers include Panda Express, Data Exchange, Marriott Hotel, Pet Smart, Time Warner, Labor Ready, Ventura City Corps and Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Health providers included Clinicas...
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Latino Links: Media Trends

Latino Links: Media Trends

Biculturalism is a key to understanding the advertising, marketing and media consumption habits of Latinos in the United States, according to a recent study by Horowitz Associates. In its annual FOCUS: Latino Report, 18 percent of those Latinos surveyed identified themselves as “completely American,” 43 percent as completely Latino and about four in ten...
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CSUCI’s Lacayo Institute receives $25,000 grant from AT&T

CSUCI’s Lacayo Institute receives $25,000 grant from AT&T

The Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo Institute for Workforce & Community Studies (HLI) at California State University, Channel Islands, recently received a grant for $25,000 from AT&T, the university reported Wednesday in a media release. The grant will fund a Telecommunications/Technology Literacy/Workforce Development and Community Sustainability Forum which will take place during the fourth quarter of...
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Free business seminar on June 29 in Ventura

Free business seminar on June 29 in Ventura

“Tools for success and growth: When businesses thrive, so does our communty,” a free business forum, 7:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 29 at the City of Ventura, 501 Poli St., Ventura. Seminar includes information on marketing, QuickBooks, business plans, business loans. Presented by the Economic Development Collaborative — Ventura County, the Workforce Investment...
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EDC-VC to hold free manufacturing seminar June 22

EDC-VC to hold free manufacturing seminar June 22

The free business and information seminar “Strengthening Manufacturers: Manufacturing from start to success,” begins with registration at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 22 at the Ventura County Office of Education, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. The forum will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Keynote speaker is Ron Meritt, president of Meritt International and Ölens Technology....
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Ventura County Contractors Association announces 2011 scholarship recipients

Ventura County Contractors Association announces 2011 scholarship recipients

  Twelve students receive scholarships to continue education in the construction industry Francisco Cancinco of California Polytechnic at Pomona; Eric Pinuelas, Adolfo Camarillo High School and John Lopez of California Polytechnic at San Luis Obispo were among the 12 Ventura County students who received a total of $6,775 through the 2011 Ray Prueter Memorial Career in Construction Program...
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Commentary: Das Williams says no to Ormond Beach project

Commentary: Das Williams says no to Ormond Beach project

Dear Friends, A proposed 1,500-unit housing project adjacent to Ormond Beach in South Oxnard will be before the City Council on Tuesday, June 14. I have strongly opposed this project and continue to do so, joining the Environmental Defense Center (EDC), CAUSE, the Ventura Sierra Club, UFW, the Saviers Road Design Team and the Environmental Coalition...
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Public hearing set June 15 on Edison’s proposed $3.6 billion rate increase

Public hearing set June 15 on Edison’s proposed $3.6 billion rate increase

The community is asked to voice its opposition to a proposed $3.6 billion rate increase by Southern California Edison at a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) hearing from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 at the Oxnard City Hall Council Chambers, 305 W. Third St., Oxnard, reports Adriana Mendoza, associate state director for AARP California....
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