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El Centrito presenting Parent Promoters of Education Conference starting April 1

El Centrito presenting Parent Promoters of Education Conference starting April 1

El Centrito Family Learning Centers will present its free Parent Promoters of Education Conference in Spanish from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1, 2 and 8  at All Saints Episcopal Church, 144 So.“C” St., Oxnard. The parent-to-parent training model is designed to disseminate higher education information to Latino communities and engages Spanish speaking parents in...
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Arts Obispo presents monthly artwalk April 1

Arts Obispo presents monthly artwalk April 1

ARTS Obispo will present its monthly first Friday “Arts After Dark” artwalk from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 1 in downtown San Luis Obispo. The event features an exhibit of established and emerging local artists in 28 venues including galleries and non-traditional art venues, such as restaurants, boutiques and salons. ARTS Obispo, the...
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CAUSE reports library services bill gains supporters

CAUSE reports library services bill gains supporters

The Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) is a sponsor for a bill introduced by Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) that would give communities a voice on how their public libraries are run, the organization reported this week in a media release. AB 438, would require cities or library districts to...
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Shirt sales support Little Stingers Wrestling Club

Shirt sales support Little Stingers Wrestling Club

Fernando Carmona of First Impression Printing in Oxnard could be found Saturday morning, March 27 in front of the Oxnard High School gymnasium at a booth helping to sell tee-shirts and other items in support of the Little Stingers Wrestling Club.” Inside the gym, wrestlers were participating in the T.C.W.A. Freestyle/Folkstyle/Greco/Grappling Tournament. For more...
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Kilpatrick’s “Hope” exhibit opens March 29 in Ventura

Kilpatrick’s “Hope” exhibit opens March 29 in Ventura

The exhibit “Hope,” featuring the work of Hilda Kilpatrick, will be presented March 29 through April 23 at the Buenaventura Art Gallery, 700 E. Santa Clara, Ventura. A reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2. Kilpatrick’s oil paintings are primarily landscapes: local scenes, places that impress and inspire passion within...
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Ventura College to celebrate César Chávez Day on March 30

Ventura College to celebrate César Chávez Day on March 30

“Across the San Joaquin Valley, across California, across the entire nation, wherever there are injustices against men and women and children who work in the fields-there you will see our flags-with the black eagle with the white and red background, flying. Our movement is spreading like flames across a dry plain.” — Cesar Chavez...
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Expert to discuss Chicana/o art on March 31 at CLU

Expert to discuss Chicana/o art on March 31 at CLU

Changes in Chicana/o art through the years will be highlighted during a lecture from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31 at California Lutheran University, the university reported in a media release. Charlene Villaseñor Black will present “Chicana/o Art: Tradition and Transformation” in the Roth Nelson Room on the Thousand Oaks campus. An associate...
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Guest column: Roses for a daughter

Guest column: Roses for a daughter

On the day before Valentine’s Day last month, I took roses to my married daughter.  I buy her flowers every Valentine’s Day because I want to show her that I honor her, and that I will always love her, more than any other man ever will. Even when she was a little girl, I...
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Santa Paula holds reception for 74th Annual Art and Photography Show on March 26

Santa Paula holds reception for 74th Annual Art and Photography Show on March 26

Xavier ‘Big X’ Montes of the De Colores Art Gropu reports he will be performing at the reception for 74th Annual Art and Photography Show from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Santa Paula Blanchard Library, 119 N. 8th St., Santa Paula. All participating artists and photographers attending the reception will...
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MICOP seeking volunteers for March 26 community meeting

MICOP seeking volunteers for March 26 community meeting

The Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project is seeking volunteers to work with small groups to provide literacy training for this weekend’s monthly community meeting. The community meeting will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at Harrington Elementary School, 2501 So. Gisler St., Oxnard. To volunteer, contact Donna Foster 805.483.1166 or send...
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Latino Leadership Award profile: Alex Rivera

Latino Leadership Award profile: Alex Rivera

Editor’s note: Amigos805 is presenting a regular profile of the winners of El Concilio Family Services’ 2011 Latino Leadership Awards, to be presented March 26 in Oxnard. The awards this year focus on educators who make a difference in the community. Alex Rivera of Ventura College has mentored students, recruited and trained Latino community leaders...
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MusicaLatitudes presenting concert March 27 honoring César Chávez

MusicaLatitudes presenting concert March 27 honoring César Chávez

Los Ministerios de Latinos y Latinas de la Iglesia Presbiteriana de Pasadena y MusicaLatitudes is presenting “César Chávez: Por mis frutos me conocerán,” a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 27 at Iglesia Presbiteriana de Pasadena, 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Free but donations are appreciated. For more information, call 626.793.2191 or visit www.musicalatitudes.com
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Braceros — soldiers in the fields

Braceros — soldiers in the fields

World War II-era program has impact to this very day. Exhibit opens March 24. By Mariana Llamas-Cendon /Amigos805.com The Bracero Program had a profoundly personal impact on the life of Jose Alamillo. His father, grandfather and other family members left their homes in Mexico and joined more than five million other Mexican nationals to...
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Rio Mesa’s Safe & Sober After-Prom Party seeking donations for yard sale on April 2

Rio Mesa’s Safe & Sober After-Prom Party seeking donations for yard sale on April 2

Rio Mesa High School is seeking donations for its inaugural yard sale to benefit the school’s 16th annual Safe & Sober After-Prom Party. The yard sale will be held April 2. Parents and students can drop donations at the large white PODS® container located in the student parking lot near the football ticket sales...
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Social Justice Fund presents Teen Multimedia Contest

Social Justice Fund presents Teen Multimedia Contest

March 26 is the deadline to submit entries to the Teen Multimedia Contest being presented by the Social Justice Fund for Ventura County, the organization reported recently. Open to teens 13 to 18 years of age, the winning work will be presented at The Four Friends Gallery in Thousand Oaks, with the winner receiving...
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