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Groups present redistricting workshop on June 18

Groups present redistricting workshop on June 18

In preparation for the California Redistricting Commission public hearing, a redistricting workshop will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 18 at Driffill Elementary School, 910 So. E St., Oxnard. The commission has submitted an initial proposal that would split Oxnard — the largest Latino population center in Ventura County — into...
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MICOP to hold monthly meeting on June 18

MICOP to hold monthly meeting on June 18

The Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project presents its monthly community meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Harrington Elementary School, 2501 Gisler St., Oxnard. English-speaking volunteers needed for literacy program. Call Donna Foster at 805.483.1166, send an email to mixtecoproject@yahoo.com or visit www.mixteco.org for more information.
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Commentary: Toes in the sand. Nose in a book

Commentary: Toes in the sand. Nose in a book

By Mona AlvaradoFrazier /Guest contributor This catchy  headline is the title for Border’s summer book list. Now if we could just find the time to read the entire list and have the money to buy all the books. Since that’s not happening for most of us, let’s see what we can do with a...
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Latino Links: Political Trends

Latino Links: Political Trends

The proposed redistricting for California is a “Worst-Case Scenario” for Latinos in California, according to a news report on June 11 by New American Media. The first batch of political maps by California’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission is having exactly the effect that government reformers intended — shaking up the political status quo by ignoring...
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Claudia Pardo’s ‘Atmostfear’ opening reception on June 11

Claudia Pardo’s ‘Atmostfear’ opening reception on June 11

The opening reception for “Atmostfear,” new painting by Claudia Pardo, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at the Upfront Gallery, 267 So. Laurel St., Ventura. The exhibit will continue through July 2. Call 805.405.4954 for more information.  
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Commentary: The joys and challenges of living in the most beautiful city in the world

Commentary: The joys and challenges of living in the most beautiful city in the world

By Boyd Lemon / Guest columnist I lived in Paris for most of a year — from June 2010 to April 2011 — a dream I shared with many people for a long time. I found living in Paris full of beauty, joy — and challenges. I still think Paris is the most beautiful...
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Pregúntale a tu abogado viernes 10 de Junio en Oxnard

Pregúntale a tu abogado viernes 10 de Junio en Oxnard

Foro sobre asuntos legales, este viernes 10 de Junio de 5 a 8 AM en el Consulado de México, 3151 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. 805.984.8738, ext. 112 y 103, www.consulmexoxnard.com
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Commentary: The Kiss

Commentary: The Kiss

By David Magallanes/ Guest columnist Walking into my home, you might suddenly get the feeling that you’d entered an art museum.  Before you jump to any conclusions, I can’t draw or paint my way out of a paper bag. But my grandfather and my mother had left me a legacy of impressive works of French...
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Latino Professional Network event set for June 9 in L.A.

Latino Professional Network event set for June 9 in L.A.

Poet Enedina Castañeda of Santa Maria reports that the Latino Professional Network will present its “Fuego!” networking event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9 at the Belasco Theater, 1050 So. Hill St., downtown Los Angeles. “1,200 successful Latino leaders from L.A., Orange County, the Inland Empire and Ventura County converge on the Belasco Theater!,” organizers...
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Commentary: Summer reads for teens

Commentary: Summer reads for teens

By Mona AlvaradoFrazier /Guest contributor Secretary of Education Arne Duncan described summer learning loss as “devastating.” Researchers often refer to this loss as the “summer slide.” Studies show that students’, who read more, read better; they also write better, spell better, and have larger vocabularies. In California 59 percent of the students are reading...
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Updated: Zaragoza announces his bid for re-election

Updated: Zaragoza announces his bid for re-election

Ventura County Supervisor John C. Zaragoza has announced his bid for re-election at a media conference held Monday, June 6 at the Ventura County Government Center. “I am proud of my achievements as a County Supervisor. In a short time, we have been able to accomplish great things. It has been an honor and...
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Community urged to call in to fight Oxnard redistricting

Community urged to call in to fight Oxnard redistricting

Oxnard residents are being urged to call the California Redistricting Commission to voice their opposition to a proposal that would split Oxnard into two Assembly District. Half of Oxnard’s residents, as well as Santa Paula and Fillmore, would be split and go into Simi Valley’s 37th Assembly District, opponents reported. Half of Oxnard would also fall...
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Mexican Consulate posts June activities

Mexican Consulate posts June activities

The Mexican Consulate in Oxnard has posted its events calendar for the month of June. Click here to get PDF of June calendar.
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Latino Links: Political Trends

Latino Links: Political Trends

The Tequila Party is coming to a state near year. Latinos seeking to counter the influence on immigration policy by the tea party movement have launched the movement with the slogan “Your shot at change,” according to a report in The Wichita Eagle by writer Dion Lefler. The tequila party’s goal is to register...
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Guest column: What do men want?

Guest column: What do men want?

By David Magallanes / Guest columnist In 2000, Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt starred in the romantic comedy “What Women Want.”  As the movie progresses toward its happy ending, Mel’s character, Nick Marshall, brings his Martian orbit closer to that of Venus and begins to understand how women think (which, by the way, is virtually...
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