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Bilingual commentary: Islamic Influences in Our Lives

Bilingual commentary: Islamic Influences in Our Lives

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local 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 At a time when the leadership in our country is...
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Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. to distribute toys throughout Ventura County through Dec. 21

Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. to distribute toys throughout Ventura County through Dec. 21

VENTURA COUNTY — It has been a time honored tradition during the holiday season for Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc. to distribute toys to its pediatric patients. The tradition continues this year as Clinicas’ Toy Giveaway will again take place at all 13 Clinicas Health Centers. This event can be especially meaningful for patients because...
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Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara update for Dec. 1

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara update for Dec. 1

Click here to view the entire e-newsletter   UPCOMING EVENTS EXHIBITION ON VIEW Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960 – Present On view September 17 – December 17, 2017 MCASB, 653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace, Santa Barbara Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden Street, Santa Barbara Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Road,...
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City of Oxnard Cultural and Community Services update for Dec. 1

City of Oxnard Cultural and Community Services update for Dec. 1

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICES December 2017 DEPARTMENT NEWS THE 10TH ANNUAL OXNARD TAMALE FESTIVAL Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9 am to 6:30 pm Families, friends, and neighbors are invited to ring in the holiday season at the City of Oxnard’s tenth annual Tamale Festival featuring live entertainment, arts...
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Se CANCELA la jornada semanal en Fillmore — 7 de diciembre — Jornada Semanal en Fillmore

Se CANCELA la jornada semanal en Fillmore — 7 de diciembre — Jornada Semanal en Fillmore

AVISO IMPORTANTE Debido a los incendios en el condado de Ventura y a las evacuaciones en el área, la jornada de documentación entre semana (Consulado Móvil) programada para el jueves 7 de diciembre en la ciudad de Fillmore se CANCELA.  Les recordamos que el Consulado de México en Oxnard brinda asistencia las 24 horas a los mexicanos afectados...
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Dec. 7 — An Irish Christmas

Dec. 7 — An Irish Christmas

SANTA BARBARA — Kerry Irish Productions Inc Presents an “An Irish Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., downtown Santa Barbara. As seen on PBS! Take a journey through Ireland at Christmastime with superb dancing, singing and Irish traditional music celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season....
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Dec. 8-10 — Local Rising Star Featured in Ventura County Ballet’s Beloved Holiday Performance, “The Nutcracker”

Dec. 8-10 — Local Rising Star Featured in Ventura County Ballet’s Beloved Holiday Performance, “The Nutcracker”

VENTURA COUNTY — When you first meet her, Jasmine Duncan appears to be a shy and quiet 16-year-old girl, but when she hits the stage, she comes out of her shell to dazzle audiences with her pure technical talent and knowledge of ballet. Jasmine started ballet with the Ballet Academy Ventura when she was...
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Dec. 8 — Saints Band presents Winter Concert in Santa Maria

Dec. 8 — Saints Band presents Winter Concert in Santa Maria

SANTA MARIA — A night of Holiday and Winter music by the Jazz, Concert and Marching bands of Santa Maria High School. Tickets are only $5 per person and concessions will be sold.  All proceeds go towards the band attending the National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C. on July 4th, 2018. Friday evening, December 8th,...
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Through Dec. 9 — Fake news; Zoot Suiters; war and peace; body and soul all subjects in CSUCI’s Library Lecture Series

Through Dec. 9 — Fake news; Zoot Suiters; war and peace; body and soul all subjects in CSUCI’s Library Lecture Series

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) welcomes another partner this year in the University’s fall Library Lecture Series, which begins Sept. 9 and wraps up Dec. 9 and explores everything from the history of organized labor to the gulf between the young and old in Ventura County. “The lecture series this fall features a range of...
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Dec. 14 — SBMA to present Latin American Film Series: Unrest, Distance, and the Future Ixcanul

Dec. 14 — SBMA to present Latin American Film Series: Unrest, Distance, and the Future Ixcanul

Thursday, December 14, 5:30 pm Latin American Film Series: Unrest, Distance, and the Future Ixcanul The brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel-speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing us in...
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Dec. 20 — Annual Living Nativity at First United Methodist Church

Dec. 20 — Annual Living Nativity at First United Methodist Church

Annual Living Nativity  Free Community Event First United Methodist Church of Santa Barbara 305 E Anapamu St (at Garden) December 20, 21, 22 5:30 – 7:30pm  For over 25 years the congregation of the First United Methodist Church has offered a beautiful seasonal gift to the community by staging a re-creation of the Holy...
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Through Jan. 28, 2018 — De Colores Art Show — Santa Paula Art Museum’s Impressive Latino Art Collection

Through Jan. 28, 2018 — De Colores Art Show — Santa Paula Art Museum’s Impressive Latino Art Collection

SANTA PAULA —The Santa Paula Art Museum’s exhibit, De Colores Art Show: Portraits of the Past, continues through Jan. 28, 2018. The interactive exhibit unveils portraits by groundbreaking Latino and Latino American artists, including Carlos Almaraz, Judy Baca, Sergio Hernández, Gilbert “Magú” Luján, Sylvia Raz, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Eloy Torrez and more. The De Colores Art...
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Through April 29 — From Marimba to Mariachi: ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Announces New Season of Free Concerts

Through April 29 — From Marimba to Mariachi: ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Announces New Season of Free Concerts

From Marimba to Mariachi: ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Announces New Season of Free Concerts Summary Four groups representing diverse traditions, innovation and inspiration in Latino music and dance: Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet, La Cuneta Son Machin, Gaby Moreno, and Mariachi Aztlán Free family events in accessible neighborhood venues, followed by refreshments and photos...
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Bilingual commentary: Chicano Migration and Evolution

Bilingual commentary: Chicano Migration and Evolution

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local 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 an effort to gain perspective on my life, and...
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New faculty in UCSB’s English department bring vibrancy to Chicana/Chicano literature studies

New faculty in UCSB’s English department bring vibrancy to Chicana/Chicano literature studies

By Jim Logan / UCSB UC Santa Barbara, as an official Hispanic-Serving Institution, has long been committed to the needs of its Latino students. Now, three new faculty members in the campus’s English department are taking that support to even higher levels. Cherríe Moraga, an iconic figure in modern American feminism and a renowned writer on...
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