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May 19-20 — 35th Annual California Strawberry Festival

May 19-20 — 35th Annual California Strawberry Festival

OXNARD — If you like strawberries, the 35th California Strawberry Festival has it all — from chocolate dipped strawberries to strawberry shortcake to even strawberry pizza. The festival is Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20 at Strawberry Meadows/College Park in Oxnard (3250 South Rose Ave.). Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., both...
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Through June 3 — Cecily Brown: Rehearsal On view at MCASB

Through June 3 — Cecily Brown: Rehearsal On view at MCASB

SANTA BARBARA — Cecily Brown: Rehearsal, curated by Claire Gilman, Senior Curator at The Drawing Center, brings more than 70 of Brown’s drawings to Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara for her West Coast debut. Arranged thematically, this exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on the artist’s drawings, which foreground her iterative reworking...
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Carnegie Art Museum update for Jan. 31

Carnegie Art Museum update for Jan. 31

Click here for the entire e-newsletter     ARTIST’S GALLERY TALK Ricardo Palavecino Thursday, February 1 6 pm $5 / members free reservations appreciated 805-385-8258 BUILDING BLOCKS OF ART These art exploration classes help kids explore the tools artists use to build works of art from line to texture and everything in between. In each session,...
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Museum of Ventura County update for Jan. 26

Museum of Ventura County update for Jan. 26

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. Grab a lunch and head on over to the Museum every Thursday between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for music by local talent. Join us February 1 and 8 for music by the talented singer/guitarist Warren Takahashi. Feel free to tip...
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Early Academic Outreach hosts its annual Education, Leadership, and Careers Conference for high school juniors

Early Academic Outreach hosts its annual Education, Leadership, and Careers Conference for high school juniors

By Andrea Estrada • UCSB UC Santa Barbara’s Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) will host 400 high school juniors Saturday, Jan. 27, for the sixth annual Education, Leadership, and Careers Conference. In addition to hearing keynote speakers U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas and UCSB Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Margaret Klawunn, the students — who...
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El Concilio Family Services announces 2018 Latino Leadership Award Winners

El Concilio Family Services announces 2018 Latino Leadership Award Winners

Awards ceremony to be held April 6 at Oxnard Performing Arts Center OXNARD — El Concilio Family Services has announced the 2018 Latino Leadership Awards Winners — Dr. Tiffany Morse, René Corado, Rick Torres, Consuelo Camberos, Leticia H. Cazares, M.S.; Lilian Bello, George J. Sandoval and KNS Rockstar. The awards are presented to individuals and/or businesses...
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SBCC Board of Trustees Elects New Officers

SBCC Board of Trustees Elects New Officers

Veronica Gallardo, Board President Jonathan Abboud, Board Vice President At its organizational meeting on January 18, the Santa Barbara Community College District Board of Trustees elected Veronica Gallardo as president of the board for the 2018 calendar year. This organizational meeting was postponed from December due to impacts from the Thomas fire and January...
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Bilingual commentary: The Living Span of Generations

Bilingual commentary: The Living Span of Generations

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 My maternal grandfather, Candelario, died only months after I was...
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Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Jan. 25

Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Jan. 25

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Upcoming Events Earthwalk Friday, February 2  7pm & 9pm Walker Creations presents the epic film adventure of the Walker Brother’s incredible 14-month, 5,000-mile trek by foot and paddle from Alaska to Mexico. Featuring the narration of Orson Welles’s last vocal masterpiece, his words weave a seamless tapestry...
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Carnegie Art Museum update for Jan. 25

Carnegie Art Museum update for Jan. 25

Click here to see the entire e-newsletter   FREE FAMILY DAY Spend an afternoon exploring, creating and letting your imagination soar.  Drop in for free, hands-on family fun.  Families with children of all ages and abilities are welcome.  Materials are provided. Saturday, January 27 12 noon – 3 pm BUILDING BLOCKS OF ART These...
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SBCC Express to Success Program Receives Exemplary Award

SBCC Express to Success Program Receives Exemplary Award

From left: Chancellor Oakley, Julie Bruno, Kathy Molloy, Vice Chancellor Alice Perez, President Estolano, Vice President Epstein and Joseph Quintana. 2018 is off to a good start at Santa Barbara City College. Recognized as one of two colleges to receive the prestigious California Community Colleges Board of Governors Exemplary Program Award, SBCC was honored...
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Social Justice Fund for Ventura County update for Jan. 19

Social Justice Fund for Ventura County update for Jan. 19

Click here for the entire e-newsletter In 2017 we embarked on a new challenge to combat implicit bias in Ventura County’s classrooms. If our partners had a project to stop our students from being undermined, and elevate their learning and identity, we would fund it. We helped build a bridge between One Step A...
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Bilingual commentary: Recurring to Mexican Philosophy

Bilingual commentary: Recurring to Mexican Philosophy

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 this time in our American history, Latinos are struggling...
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Museum of Ventura County update for Jan. 18

Museum of Ventura County update for Jan. 18

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. Thank You to Union Bank for a Wonderful Evening Over 350 people attended the opening reception of the new Neal Barr exhibit, In High Style: The Photography of Neal Barr, hosted by Union Bank at the Museum of Ventura County this...
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Dreamers, Arizona Rep. Grijalva, Jewish and Latino Faith and Community Leaders Urge Congress not to Delay DREAM Act

Dreamers, Arizona Rep. Grijalva, Jewish and Latino Faith and Community Leaders Urge Congress not to Delay DREAM Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The DREAM Act must be passed immediately to protect the nearly 800,000 Dreamers whose lives are in limbo pending congressional action, Dreamers, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-AZ, and Jewish and Latino faith and community leaders said during a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday. A 150-member delegation of Dreamers from 10 states and the...
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