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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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Ventura County Contractors Association announces 2011 scholarship recipients

Ventura County Contractors Association announces 2011 scholarship recipients

  Twelve students receive scholarships to continue education in the construction industry Francisco Cancinco of California Polytechnic at Pomona; Eric Pinuelas, Adolfo Camarillo High School and John Lopez of California Polytechnic at San Luis Obispo were among the 12 Ventura County students who received a total of $6,775 through the 2011 Ray Prueter Memorial Career in Construction Program...
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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: 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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Lacayo Institute at CSU Channel Islands receives $60,000 grant from Southern California Gas Co.

Lacayo Institute at CSU Channel Islands receives $60,000 grant from Southern California Gas Co.

The Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo Institute for Workforce & Community Studies (HLI) at California State University, Channel Islands, has recently received a grant for $60,000 from the Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), the university reported on June 2. The HLI is named for workforce and community leader Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo, who has served...
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Review: Summer reads for children

Review: Summer reads for children

By Mona AlvaradoFrazier / Guest contributor Studies show that children who read four or more books over the summer fare better on reading-comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books. Here are some Américas Award book recipients, given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction or poetry published...
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MICOP offering unpaid internship

MICOP offering unpaid internship

The Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project has an opening for an unpaid internship starting Monday, June 13. Internship Responsibilities MICOP seeks a 10-hour per week Technology Intern from June 13 through Aug. 15.  The Intern’s responsibilities will include: Improving our Excel system of data management for tracking donors, volunteers and Mixtec families. Updating and improving...
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Cabrillo celebrates 30th anniversary with Family Festival on June 4

Cabrillo celebrates 30th anniversary with Family Festival on June 4

The Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a family festival and resource fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4. The event, “Pathways to Peace and Prosperity,” is free to the public and will take place at Plaza Park, 545 So. “A” St., downtown Oxnard. “Pathways to Peace and Prosperity” will celebrate 30 years of...
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Free ‘Naturalization’ session set for May 28 in Santa Barbara

Free ‘Naturalization’ session set for May 28 in Santa Barbara

A free “Naturalization Information Session” for legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applicants will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at the Wake Center Auditorium, 300 N. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara. Topics include the naturalization process, the naturalization test, rights and responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship and a ‘mock’ naturalization...
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Oxnard High School Academic Decathlon Team receives recognition

Oxnard High School Academic Decathlon Team receives recognition

Ventura County Fifth District Supervisor John C. Zaragoza congratulated Oxnard High School’s Academic Decathlon Team “A” with a presentation of commendation at the County of Ventura Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, May 24, the supervisor’s office reported in a media release. The special occasion was to recognize Oxnard High School Yellowjackets Academic Decathlon Team...
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Mariachi Charro Suit fundraiser set for May 26

Mariachi Charro Suit fundraiser set for May 26

A “Mariachi Charro Suit Fundraising Dinner Showcase” will be held Thursday, May 26 at Sugar Beets Restaurant, 455 So. A St., Oxnard, Xavier “Big X” Montes reports. The event features students from the Inlakech Cultural Arts Center in Oxnard, including “Angels on Harps” led by Montes. Tickets are $20. For more information, call Javier...
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Redistricting meeting set for May 25 in Oxnard

Redistricting meeting set for May 25 in Oxnard

The Office of Ventura County Supervisor John C. Zaragoza will hold a Town Hall Meeting regarding the proposed Supervisorial Redistricting Program at 6 p.m. Wednesday May 25 the Oxnard Public Library at 251 So. A St., Meeting Room B, Oxnard. The County is undergoing federal supervisorial district boundary adjustments using the new census population...
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Foro gratuito VIH/Sida 26 de Mayo

Foro gratuito VIH/Sida 26 de Mayo

Foro gratuito VIH/SIDA, 6-8 pm Jueves 26 de Mayo, Ventura County Public Health, 2240 E. Gonzales Road, Suite 200, Oxnard. Informes e inscripciones: Ventanilla de Salud de lat Agencia de Salud del Condado de Ventura y el consulado de México en Oxnard, 805.984.1372, erika.reyes@ventura.org
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Review: ‘Folsom Lockdown’ – Book of Poetry

Review: ‘Folsom Lockdown’ – Book of Poetry

By Mona AlvaradoFrazier / Guest contributor A few days ago, I had the pleasure of hearing Melinda Palacios read several of her poems. She was a guest poet at the Carnegie Museum’s 2011 Arcade Poetry Series in Oxnard. I’m a recent ‘follower’ of her blogs on “La Bloga,” and admire her style of writing....
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