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El Concilio names award winners

El Concilio names award winners

Carmen Guerrero, Javier Gomez and Art Hernandez are among a group of educators selected as winners of El Concilio de Condado de Ventura’s 2011 Latino Leadership Awards to be presented March 26 in Oxnard The awards focus this year on educators who make a difference in the community. The award winners include Guerrero, dean...
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Promotoras y Promotores holding Zumba health event Jan. 8

Promotoras y Promotores holding Zumba health event Jan. 8

The Promotoras y Promotores Foundation is inviting the public to participate in its first Zumba Health event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at Casa del Mexicano, 218 So. 11th St., Santa Paula. The exercise event is designed to be a fun fundraiser for the next promotor class in February. Includes...
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Mexican Consulate organizing S.B. Reyes Magos celebration Jan. 8

Mexican Consulate organizing S.B. Reyes Magos celebration Jan.  8

The Mexican Consulate  in Oxnard and the Unity Shoppe Organization are among several groups organzing the annual Reyes Magos celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, 227 N. Nopal, Santa Barbara. in Santa Barbara Donations of toys are being accepted through Jan. 6 for the...
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Mariachi Mujer 2000 performing Jan. 7-9 in S.B.

Mariachi Mujer 2000 performing Jan. 7-9 in S.B.

Mariachi Mujer 2000, composed of 11 musicians hand picked from three states and led by founder Marisa Ordoño and music director Laura Sobrino, comes to Santa Barbara Jan. 7-9. Mariachi Mujer 2000 was one of five bands representing the U.S. at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and played at the Santa Barbara Bowl in 2010’s...
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Commentary: Getting a Mexican passport, the painful and complicated way

Commentary: Getting a Mexican passport, the painful and complicated way

By Mariana Llamas-Cendon / Amigos805 Thinking about going to Mexico for the Holidays? If you are a Mexican citizen, whether by naturalization or birth, I recommend you first check to see when your Mexican passport expires. Otherwise, based on my experience, it won’t be as pleasant and hassle free to renew it at the...
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Toy donations sought for S.B.’s Reyes Magos celebration

Toy donations sought for S.B.’s Reyes Magos celebration

Donations of toys are being accepted  for the Reyes Magos celebration that will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in Santa Barbara, the Mexican Consulate in Oxnard reported this week. The celebration is organized by the Mexican Consulate, the Unity Shoppe Organization...
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De Colores holding closing reception Dec. 30

De Colores holding closing reception Dec. 30

Andrea Vargas-Mendoza will be one of the guest artists attending the closing reception for the De Colores Art Exhibit from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30 at the Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 No. 10th St., Santa Paula. The exhibit highlights the narrative paintings and cultural story telling of 40 Latino visual artists...
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Children benefit from Posada Book Drive

Children benefit from Posada Book Drive

CSU Channel Islands professor Kathleen Contreras reads from her book, “Braids/Trencitas,” during the annual Posada Holiday Book Drive held Dec. 9, 2010 at Ruby’s Cafe in Oxnard. Books collected before and during the event will be donated to Mercy Ministries, an organization that serves more than 150 families in the Oxnard area. The event...
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Ventura Music Festival announces 2011 performers, artists

Ventura Music Festival announces 2011 performers, artists

Artists and admirers gathered during the preview reception for the 2011 Ventura Music Festival held Dec. 8 at the Museum of Ventura County, Ventura. The event featured the introduction of the festival’s 17th season performers and artists by Nuvi Mehta, artistic director for the festival, and the introduction of the 2011 festival art by...
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Mexican Consulate holding Posada celebration Dec. 16

Mexican Consulate holding Posada celebration Dec. 16

The Mexican Consulate in Oxnard is holding a Posada Navideña celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 at its offices, 3151 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. Piñatas will be available for the children and food for the family. Free. For more information, call 805.984.2162, ext. 113 or visit: http://delabuela.blogspot.com/2008/12/las-posadas-navideas-en-mxico.html ### Atenta invitación al...
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Teatro holding final performances Dec. 17-18 for ‘Christmas Tales…’

Teatro holding final performances Dec. 17-18 for ‘Christmas Tales…’

Teatro de las Américas and MusicaLatitudes present the final performances for “Christmas Tales and Chants” a Latin American Celebration for the entire family at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17 and 18 at Heritage Square Hall, 731 So. A St., Oxnard. Actors from Teatro de las Américas and musicians and singers from MusicaLatitudes...
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MICOP holding Fiesta Navidena Dec. 18 in Oxnard

The Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project will hold its annual “Fiesta Navidena” to benefit the Mixteco community from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at Fremont Intermediate School, 1130 No. M St., Oxnard and Rio Real Elementary School, 1140 Kenny St., Oxnard. Volunteers are needed for registration, children craft and other projects. For more...
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Familias elboran piñatas y comparten una tradición Mexicana

Familias elboran piñatas y comparten una tradición Mexicana

El Centrito Family Learning Centers y el Consulado de México en Oxnard, invitan a todas las familias del condado de Ventura a participar en el tercer anual “Taller de Piñatas” que se llevara acabo el Viernes 17 de Diciembre, de 1:00 PM a 4:00PM en las instalaciones de El Centrito que se ubica en...
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Families to create piñatas Dec. 17 at El Centrito

Families to create piñatas Dec. 17 at El Centrito

El Centrito Family Learning and the Mexican Consulate will conduct the third annual free “Piñata Making Workshop” for the entire family, from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at El Centrito’s main campus,  450 So. “K” St.  (Old Oxnard High School). Parents and volunteers from El Centrito, the Mexican Consulate and various community organizations have prepared 300...
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Hispanic Business Council holds Posada holiday book drive Dec. 9

Hispanic Business Council holds Posada holiday book drive Dec. 9

The Gold Coast Annual Posada Holiday Book Drive will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 at Ruby’s Cafe, 348 So. Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard. The cost is $10 and a new children’s book. New books will be donated to Mercy Ministries, an organization that serves more than 150 families in the...
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