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Premier issue of Amigos805 print edition coming in April

Premier issue of Amigos805 print edition coming in April

The premier issue of Amigos805, a 10,000-copy bilingual print edition, is coming to the region in April to better serve the community in the California Central Coast region. The publication is then scheduled to go weekly starting in May, the third anniversary of Amigos805.com. Thank you advertisers for supporting us in our premier edition....
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Williams introduces bills promoting energy efficiency

Williams introduces bills promoting energy efficiency

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) recently introduced three bills aimed to help promote green energy technology, facilitate guidelines for efficiency upgrades and optimize investments in distributed generation, his office reported in a media release. AB 2339 will require that the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) establish policies and infrastructure to overcome barriers to...
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United Way to hold ‘Girls’ Night Out’ fundraiser on Feb. 27 in Oxnard

United Way to hold ‘Girls’ Night Out’ fundraiser on Feb. 27 in Oxnard

Meathead Movers joins United Way of Ventura County  for a pampered evening benefiting the organization’s United Women’s Leadership Council CAMARILLO — For one night only, employees of Meathead Movers will replace their uniforms with tuxedoes and moving boxes with martinis to assist the United Way of Ventura County’s United Women’s Leadership Council, the organization reported in a...
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Southern California Gas Co. awards $20,000 grant to Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Southern California Gas Co. awards $20,000 grant to Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

BGCOP will use money for its College Bound program OXNARD —The Southern California Gas Co. presented a $20,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme recently as part of a 2011 Education Initiative, the company reported Tuesday in a media release. The organization will use the grant to...
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Latino Links: Economic trends

Latino Links: Economic trends

As the nation continues to recover from effects of the great recession, Latinos are expected to account for nearly three-quarters of the nation’s labor force from 2010 to 2020, according to a recent media release by the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. The commentary, “Labor Force Growth Slows, Hispanic Share Grows,” by Rakesh Kochhar,...
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Wells Fargo supports Women’s Economic Ventures through $25,000 grant

Wells Fargo supports Women’s Economic Ventures through $25,000 grant

SANTA BARBARA — Non-profit Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) has received a $25,000 grant from Wells Fargo for the organization’s continuum of programs, which helps women (and men) succeed at every stage of the business lifecycle, the organization reported Tuesday in a media release. Brooke Tuason-Angel, AVP branch manager of Wells Fargo and WEV board member, presented a...
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Commentary: Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Commentary: Don’t wait until it’s too late!

By Michael and Stephen Szakos / Guest contributors As we continue to work with the Ventura County community, we are saddened to see how many people wait until it’s too late to save their home, with expectations that a few days to a week will be enough time to qualify for a loan modification, refinance, etc....
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Latino Links: Cultural trends

Latino Links: Cultural trends

While the national television audience was fixated on activities going on inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night — Adele capturing six Grammy awards, heartfelt tributes to Whitney Houston who died on Saturday, and performances from various artists from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, to Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, the...
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Capps votes for House Passage of the STOCK Act. Says stronger bill must be signed into law

Capps votes for House Passage of the STOCK Act. Says stronger bill must be signed into law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) on Thursday applauded the House of Representative’s passage of the Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act.  Capps is a cosponsor of an earlier version of this legislation that would ban insider trading by Members of Congress and their staffs, her office reported on Friday in...
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Capps applauds mortgage fraud settlement, urges additional action

Capps applauds mortgage fraud settlement, urges additional action

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) on Thursday applauded the announcement that the federal government and 49 states, including California, reached a $25 billion agreement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers to penalize robo-signing and other bank servicing and foreclosure misconduct, her office reported in a media release. The agreement includes...
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Medical professionals to be honored at Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation gala on Feb. 16

Medical professionals to be honored at Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation gala on Feb. 16

Miguel Cervantes, MD, selected as Community Physican of the Year, will be among a group of 10 individuals and organizations to be honored at the Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation 19th annual Gala Awards Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, the foundation reported Wednesday in a media release....
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Rocksteady Fitness to have Zumba party on Feb. 13

Rocksteady Fitness to have Zumba party on Feb. 13

Arturo and Melissa Hernandez, owners of  Rocksteady Fitness, invite the community to attend a free Zumba party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at Diet Free Life, 4517 Market St., Suites 5 and 6, Ventura. Rocksteady Fitness provides Personal Training, Group Exercise, and Massage Therapy services to the Oxnard and Ventura region. Come dressed to...
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EDC-VC honored for job creation

EDC-VC honored for job creation

Center has quickly impacted area’s economic vitality CAMARILLO — The Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County’s Small Business Development Center was instrumental in creating and retaining nearly 600 jobs in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties last year through its one-on-one business advising and workshops. These results earned EDC-VC’s SBDC the “Highest Job Creation 2011” award from the...
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Capps critical of bill that would open up the Central Coast to new offshore oil drilling

Capps critical of bill that would open up the Central Coast to new offshore oil drilling

WASHINGTON —Rep. Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) slammed the House Republican leadership’s transportation bill, the so-called “Energy Security and Transportation Jobs Act” (H.R. 3410), which would mandate new oil and gas drilling in the federal waters off Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, her office reported Friday in a media release. The bill would also require new...
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Free tax help available Feb. 8, 9 at Oxnard Public Library

Free tax help available Feb. 8, 9 at Oxnard Public Library

The Oxnard Public Library is providing free income tax preparation assistance to income filers from 1 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday through April 12 at the Main Downtown Library, Meeting Room B, 251 So. A St., Oxnard, the City of Oxnard reported on its website: www.oxnardnews.org IRS-trained volunteers from the Association of...
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