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Dec. 1 nomination deadline approaching for El Concilio’s 28th annual Latino Leadership Awards

Dec. 1 nomination deadline approaching for El Concilio’s 28th annual Latino Leadership Awards

El Concilio is asking for nominations for the 29th Annual Latino Leadership Awards scheduled for April 6th  2018. OXNARD — We’ve made it easier for you to send in your nomination. Click on link here or on flyer to take you to our on-line nomination form. Don’t delay we are less than one month away! El Concilio Family...
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Ventura County Public Works Agency disaster simulation training ensures county-wide state of storm readiness

Ventura County Public Works Agency disaster simulation training ensures county-wide state of storm readiness

VENTURA COUNTY — Even in drought years, severe floods happen: preparation helps save lives and property. The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) conducted Storm Day, an annual disaster simulation drill, on Nov. 1, which focused on preparation for flooding stemming from a natural disaster and infrastructure damage. Storm Day 2017 simulated a severe...
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Museum of Ventura County, California Resources Corporation Host a ‘Moment of Gratitude’

Museum of Ventura County, California Resources Corporation Host a ‘Moment of Gratitude’

VENTURA — The Museum of Ventura County and California Resources Corporation (CRC) hosted a “Moment of Gratitude,” on Thursday, Nov. 9, to thank city and county officials and community members for their support throughout the Museum’s fiscal challenge. In a special presentation, CRC’s Amy Fonzo, manager, external relations, gave the museum a check for $5,000...
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United Way of Ventura County update for Nov. 9

United Way of Ventura County update for Nov. 9

Click her for the entire e-newsletter   President’s Message Dear Friends, Last Saturday, over 200 parents and students attended United Way’s 2nd Annual GradNation Summit, which was the first fully bilingual program of its kind. This year’s theme “Student Success: You Make It Happen – College and Beyond” provided parents with information and tools to...
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Ventura Home Buying Fair Prepares Local Employees for Local Home Ownership

Ventura Home Buying Fair Prepares Local Employees for Local Home Ownership

VENTURA — Local employees left the October 28th Coastal Housing Partnership Home Buying Fair with a new confidence in their potential to become home owners. They gained vital knowledge about the local real-estate market and home buying process. Real estate and lending experts were available to answer questions, in addition to the popular home...
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Carnegie Art Museum update for Nov. 8

Carnegie Art Museum update for Nov. 8

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   This week at CAM The Carnegie and CAM Studio will be CLOSED Saturday,  November 11 for Veteran’s Day. But, don’t miss the exhibition next door We Remember — Ventura County to Vietnam and Back,’ a multimedia display focusing on local veterans, located at the former Social Security building...
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Bilingual report: ACLU of Southern California Santa Barbara Chapter Presents A Fall Community Forum: ‘Immigrant Rights and Citizenship in the Trump Era’ on Nov. 8

Bilingual report: ACLU of Southern California Santa Barbara Chapter Presents A Fall Community Forum: ‘Immigrant Rights and Citizenship in the Trump Era’ on Nov. 8

SANTA BARBARA — Join the ACLU of Santa Barbara for an evening of community discussion on the significance of the Trump administration’s policy changes to immigration and citizenship.  Our lineup of speakers includes: Mohammad Tajsar, staff Attorney for the Southern California ACLU office. Mohammad will discuss his work on national security and counterterrorism policy, with...
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Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Foundation Awards $485,000 in Grants Helping A Dozen Local Nonprofits

Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Foundation Awards $485,000 in Grants Helping A Dozen Local Nonprofits

VENTURA COUNTY — The Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Foundation announced twelve grants totaling $485,000. The grants will provide support in the areas of youth development, senior services, basic needs, the arts, veteran services, dental care, mental health, philanthropic services and scholarships. Since joining the Ventura County Community Foundation as a support organization...
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Santa Paula Museum of Art update for Nov. 6

Santa Paula Museum of Art update for Nov. 6

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Where great art and community events are always in season… “Morning’s Promise” by Doug Singletary, oil, Collection of the artist © Doug Singletary THE TENTH ANNUAL ART ABOUT AGRICULTURE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, FROM 4 P.M. TO 6 P.M. Art About Agriculture, the popular...
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Consulmex Oxnard — Día de muertos, una tradición muy mexicana

Consulmex Oxnard — Día de muertos, una tradición muy mexicana

View this email in your browser   Día de muertos, una tradición muy mexicana Celebremos juntos esta tradición a través de las múltiples expresiones que nos acercan a la muerte frecuentemente con humor, y al mismo tiempo con un silencio reverente que la hace íntima, cercana y casi familiar. 1) Has clic aquí para...
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From La Frontera to La Universidad — Latina scholar and author Norma E. Cantu, to receive UCSB’s annual Luis Leal Literature Award

From La Frontera to La Universidad — Latina scholar and author Norma E. Cantu, to receive UCSB’s annual Luis Leal Literature Award

By Andrea Estrada • UCSB Norma Elia Cantú has worn many hats over the course of her career. She is adding another next month when she comes to UC Santa Barbara to receive the campus’s 14th annual Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. The award will be presented during a ceremony at 4...
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Happily Ever After: Graduates of Self-sufficiency Program Celebrated with Major Community Partners

Happily Ever After: Graduates of Self-sufficiency Program Celebrated with Major Community Partners

SANTA BARBARA — At 43, James Coronado is on the road to advancing his career in education, having recently earned his master’s degree from Antioch University. And surrounded by his wife and children, Coronado celebrated yet another graduation Oct. 19 as community leaders recognized him and 12 others for their completion of Housing Authority...
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Museum of Ventura County update for Nov. 2

Museum of Ventura County update for Nov. 2

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. 17th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration at the Museum of Ventura County Free family event features music, art, dance and crafts Chumash Basket Lecture In honor of Native American Heritage month, Jan Timbrook, curator of ethnography, Santa Barbara Museum...
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10th annual Día de los Muertos Celebration returns to Conejo Mountain Memorial Park on Nov. 4

10th annual Día de los Muertos Celebration returns to Conejo Mountain Memorial Park on Nov. 4

CAMARILLO — 10th annual Día de los Muertos Celebration returns to Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at 2052 Howard Road, Camarillo. “Hasta La Muerte — Comida, Altars, Prayers, Laughter and Tears.” Free. Activities for everyone include: Face painting Build your own altar Muerto...
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Edible worms, Alka-Seltzer rockets and crime scene investigations, all part of CSUCI Science Carnival in Oxnard on Nov. 4

Edible worms, Alka-Seltzer rockets and crime scene investigations, all part of CSUCI Science Carnival in Oxnard on Nov. 4

CAMARILLO – Crowd pleasers like the flaming Gummi Bears, the banana piano and the self-carving pumpkin will return for the 2017 CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Science Carnival along with dozens of brand new exhibits including a laser harp and a 3-D scanner that will allow you to be scanned and converted into an action figure. Kids pre-K through 8th grade,...
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