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‘Come Together’ talk set for Feb. 8 at UCSB

‘Come Together’ talk set for Feb. 8 at UCSB

The panel discussion “Come Together, Interethnic collaborations for equity and social change in the 1970s,” will be presented at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 at the UCSB Multicultural Center, in the MCC Lounge, Santa Barbara. This panel discussion is presented as part of the exhibit of the same title featuring selected 1970s vintage posters...
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Identity discussion set planned for Feb. 3 in Santa Barbara

Identity discussion set planned for Feb. 3 in Santa Barbara

The discussion “Let’s talk about identity! What makes you who you are” with Cristina González, will be presented at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 at the UCSB Multicultural Center, in the MCC Lounge, Santa Barbara. The facilitated conversation will focus on cultural identity and how to develop a feeling of belonging. When did you...
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Immigration talk set for Feb. 1 in Santa Barbara

Immigration talk set for Feb. 1 in Santa Barbara

The discussion”Arizona in Santa Barbara?,” will be presented at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 at the UCSB Multicultural Center, in the MCC Theater, Santa Barbara. This is a tense moment for immigrant rights, not only in Arizona but throughout the nation. Here in Santa Barbara there is increasing surveillance and harassment of immigrants, which is...
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‘Women Beyond Borders’ exhibit opens Jan. 31

‘Women Beyond Borders’ exhibit opens Jan. 31

“Women Beyond Borders: What’s a Box Got to Do With It? Reflections on the Body” will be on display Jan. 31 through March 14 at the John Spoor Broome Library at California State University, Channel Islands. A free public reception and guided tours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. The exhibit will feature...
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California Strawberry Festival awards scholarships

California Strawberry Festival awards scholarships

The non-profit California Strawberry Festival has awarded $6,000 in scholarships to deserving students throughout Ventura County, Sumiko Kato reported recently. Kato is a board member and scholarship chairman of the Dr. Kato Scholarship Award Committee. Giving back is a part of the festival’s foundation and this year’s 28th annual celebration that will take place May 21-22, the...
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Rio School District accepting applications

Rio School District accepting applications

The Rio School District is accepting applications for open enrollment, intra-district transfers Feb. 1 through March 1, the district reported in a media release. Intra-district transfers are transfers requested by resident district students who wish to enroll at a school site other than their resident area school. Kindergarten registration will begin March 1. Applications are available...
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MICOP seeking volunteers Jan. 28 for monthly community meeting

The Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project is seeking volunteers to help package foods and participate in children’s programs for this weekend’s monthly community meeting. Volunteers will meet at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 at Harrington Elementary School, 2501 So. Gisler St., Oxnard. The community meeting will be held at  4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 at...
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Health forum set for Jan. 27 in Oxnard

Health forum set for Jan. 27 in Oxnard

A health forum on obesity and influenza will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 at the Ventura County Public Health, 2240 E. Gonzales Road, Suite 200, Oxnard. The guest speaker  is Dr. Miguel Cervantes, director of Las Islas Family Medical Group. The forum is presented by the Ventanilla de Salud...
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‘New Faces of America’ performance set for Jan. 26 at CSUCI

‘New Faces of America’ performance set for Jan. 26 at CSUCI

In recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Center for Multicultural Engagement at California State University, Channel Islands will host the performance “New Faces of America” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 in Malibu Hall. The performance examines current issues that relate to people all across the country through a multimedia...
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‘…Underdevelopment’ film screening Jan. 26 at UCSB

‘…Underdevelopment’ film screening Jan. 26 at UCSB

The film screening “Memories of Underdevelopment”  will be presented at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at at the UCSB Multicultural Center, in the MCC Theater, Santa Barbara. Sergio, a wealthy bourgeois aspiring writer, decides to stay in Cuba even though his wife and friends flee to Miami, the university reported in a media release....
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Ventura Music Festival’s Student Jazz Competition photo gallery

Photos courtesy of the Ventura Music Festival Photo slideshow by Mariana Llamas-Cendon / Amigos805 Oxnard resident Rachel Flowers, 17, earned top honors at the Ventura Music Festival’s annual Student Jazz Competition held Jan. 16 at Ventura’s Laurel Theatre, the festival reported in a media release. Flowers was awarded both the opportunity to play on...
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‘Internalized Racisim’ topic of Jan. 25 UCSB discussion

The discussion “Internalized Racism” with Jacquelyn Reza, part of the Race Matters Series, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 at the UCSB Multicultural Center, in the MCC Lounge, Santa Barbara. All of us struggle with internalized racism and carry in some way the “thousand little cuts” of racism, the center reported in...
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Seminar for small businesses starting Jan. 22 in Santa Barbara

Seminar for small businesses starting Jan. 22 in Santa Barbara

“Seminarios para Negocios Pequeños — 2011” (Seminars for Small Businesses) will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12 at Santa Barbara City College, Wake Center Auditorium, 300 No. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara. Topics include finanzas, impuestos, mercadotecnia, fl ujo de efectivo, plan de negocios, punto de equilibrio, planeación y control. Sponsored by the Mexican Consulate...
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CI Choral Association holding auditions

CI Choral Association holding auditions

The Channel Islands Choral Association is currently holding auditions through end of January for the CSU Channel Islands (CI) Choir, a class held at California State University, Channel Islands, which is open to students, faculty and members of the community. The class meets from 7 to 9:50 p.m. Mondays in Malibu Hall Room 140 on...
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Oxnard resident wins Ventura Music Festival’s Student Jazz Competition

Oxnard resident wins Ventura Music Festival’s Student Jazz Competition

Oxnard resident Rachel Flowers, 17, earned top honors at the Ventura Music Festival’s annual Student Jazz Competition held Jan. 16 at Ventura’s Laurel Theatre, the festival reported in a media release. Flowers was awarded both the opportunity to play on stage with Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and his 18-piece band at the Ventura Music Festival’s upcoming Latin...
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