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Letter from Supervisor Zaragoza

Letter from Supervisor Zaragoza

As the year 2014 comes to a close, I want to express my gratitude; I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve the residents and businesses of the Fifth District as your representative on the County Board of Supervisors. Every day, I have the opportunity to work with great people. I am thankful...
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Extraordinary service at El Centrito wins Ventura County mother prestigious volunteer award

Extraordinary service at El Centrito wins Ventura County mother prestigious volunteer award

OXNARD — Maria Teresa Torres, a parent and volunteer, has received The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation’s prestigious Halo Award for her outstanding service with El Centrito Family Learning Centers, the organization reported this week in a media release. For her work training parents to guide their children to higher education and become community leaders, Torres was selected...
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Women’s Economic Ventures honors Spanish Self-Employment Training fall graduates

Women’s Economic Ventures honors Spanish Self-Employment Training fall graduates

Next orientation begins Jan. 6 SANTA BARBARA — A ceremony was recently held in honor of 12 new local entrepreneurs who graduated from the Spanish Self-Employment Training Course offered by Women’s Economic Ventures’ (WEV) Women’s Business Center, the organization reported in a media release. After 10 weeks of training in finance, marketing and leadership...
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Bilingual commentary: Mexican Jewish Roots

Bilingual commentary: Mexican Jewish Roots

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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 “Where did we come from?” is a question we all ask ourselves. As in all...
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MICOP to present ‘Pasatono Orquesta’ at Oxnard College on Dec. 15

MICOP to present ‘Pasatono Orquesta’ at Oxnard College on Dec. 15

OXNARD — The Mixteco / Indígena Community Organizing Project, the Latino Performing Arts Institute at Oxnard College and the Oxnard College Arts Collaborative will present “Pasatono Orquesta” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15 at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Building, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. The free event is open to all ages. Pasotono...
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Guest commentary: Stupid America! Student unrest

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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. How Chicanas/os lost their swagger By Rodolfo F. Acuña / Guest contributor I constantly hear references to winning football teams having swagger...
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Memorial for Ben Saiz to be held Dec. 11 at Ventura College Santa Paula campus

Memorial for Ben Saiz to be held Dec. 11 at Ventura College Santa Paula campus

VENTURA — A memorial for Ben Saiz will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 at the Ventura College Santa Paula campus, 957 Faulkner Road, No. 106, Santa Paula. The memorial, commemorating his life, will be held at the Santa Paula Campus Library. Click here or visit the Ventura County Star...
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Bilingual commentary: Ancient Greek telenovelas

Bilingual commentary: Ancient Greek telenovelas

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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 A surge of renewed excitement coursed through me as I read the recent newspaper account...
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Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard to present opening reception for ‘Monumentum: Drawings + Paintings by Ramon Ramirez’ on Dec. 13

Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard to present opening reception for ‘Monumentum: Drawings + Paintings by Ramon Ramirez’ on Dec. 13

OXNARD — The Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard will present “Monumentum: Drawings + Paintings by Ramon Ramirez,” with the opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at 424 S. C. St., Oxnard. The exhibit will open Dec. 14 and continue through Feb. 22. The exhibit includes unofficial monuments captured through reconnaissance of the urban environment....
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Guest commentary: Lessons from Arizona

Guest commentary: Lessons from Arizona

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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. Mas sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo By Rodolfo F. Acuña / Guest contributor Mexico is a nation of memories...
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December cover story: Holiday charity event ready to hit the streets

December cover story: Holiday charity event ready to hit the streets

Santa to the Sea Half-Marathon on Dec. 14 to benefit numerous charities in the region By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 It’s beginning to look a lot like — breathing hard, wheezing, thirst and aching muscles. Yes, ’tis the season for the annual “Santa to the Sea Half-Marathon” set for Sunday, Dec. 14 from...
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Local news

Local news

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands has been named one of the nation’s top universities for Hispanic students by BestColleges.com, an independent, research-based college-planning website for students and families, university officials reported in a media release. The university ranked 19th on the website’s list of the “Top 50 Colleges for Hispanic Students.” “Many Hispanic students...
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Bilingual commentary: Do men scare women?

Bilingual commentary: Do men scare women?

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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 Americans spend tens of billions of dollars annually to provide comfortable lives for their pets....
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Guest commentary: Make original art your gift for sharing the holiday season at Acuña Gallery @ Café on A

Guest commentary: Make original art your gift for sharing the holiday season at Acuña Gallery @ Café on A

To supporters of the Cafe on A: I am Jaime Casillas, a long-time supporter of the Cafe on A in Oxnard. This letter is unsolicited. My wife (Helen) and I have been Chicano/a Art Collectors for over ten years. The first piece of original Chicano/a Art that we purchased came from the very first...
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Guest commentary: The 1% Cacique Democracy

Guest commentary: The 1% Cacique Democracy

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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 Armando Vazquez / Guest contributor Sixty five years ago, I was born in the small little village of Ahualulco, Jalisco, Mexico....
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Finance: 7 tips for keeping holiday budgets (and your holiday spirit) intact

Finance: 7 tips for keeping holiday budgets (and your holiday spirit) intact

By Metro Editorial Services (MS)   “No one is so poor that he can’t give a smile, nor so rich that he doesn’t need it.” — Anonymous Holidays are exciting — family visits and special once-a-year meals, celebrating traditions together with loved ones and watching the wonder reflected on children’s faces. But the holidays...
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Local business information

Local business information

> Mark Sylvester, ambassador for 805connect and CEO of introNetworks, will present the talk “Do connections really matter?” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the Cal Lutheran Westlake Center, 31416 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. Sylvester has been building online communities for 12 years. His talk will focus on how to create a collaborative...
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Health: Navigating the holidays with diabetes

Health: Navigating the holidays with diabetes

By Metro Editorial Services (MS) Amid a season of sweets and special foods, it sometimes can be challenging for diabetics to maintain their dietary discipline. But eating certain foods in moderation can help people with diabetes enjoy the flavors of the holidays without compromising their health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say...
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Oxnard College’s Latino Thought Maker Series to present ‘Sweet 15′ on Dec. 4

Oxnard College’s Latino Thought Maker Series to present ‘Sweet 15′ on Dec. 4

OXNARD — Oxnard College will present the next Latino Thought Makers Series event “Sweet 15″ at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. The free special presentation of Rick Najera’s “Sweet 15″ is a comedy based on a Latino family whose patriarch has just...
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Strings of De Colores to perform at Santa Paula Art Museum holiday party on Dec. 7

Strings of De Colores to perform at Santa Paula Art Museum holiday party on Dec. 7

SANTA PAULA — The “Strings of De Colores” music program led by Xavier Montes and the Isbell Middle School Chorus led by Donna Nelson, will perform at the free Santa Paula Art Museum Holiday Party from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 at 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. Guests will enjoy a fun...
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Guest commentary: Thinking critically. Is a victory really a victory?

Guest commentary: Thinking critically. Is a victory really a victory?

Obama’s immigration order and ethnic studies. If it stinks light a match Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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 Rodolfo F. Acuña / Guest contributor People want to believe,...
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Finalists for Moorpark College president to participate in public forum on Dec. 1

Finalists for Moorpark College president to participate in public forum on Dec. 1

MOORPARK — Following a nationwide search process, the Moorpark College President Search Committee has narrowed its selection to three finalists for the position of President, the Ventura County Community College District reported in a media release. The finalists, in alphabetical order, are Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh, Tim McGrath, and Luis Pablo Sanchez. The finalists will participate in...
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Guest commentary: I am thankful my Chicano sons are alive

Guest commentary: I am thankful my Chicano sons are alive

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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 Armando Vazquez / Guest contributor I am the father of two young Chicano males. If they approached you, certainly you could...
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UCSB’s David López-Carr named AAAS Fellow

UCSB’s David López-Carr named AAAS Fellow

A professor of geography joins the ranks of UCSB faculty members honored for their contributions to the advancement of science By Julie Cohen / UCSB UC Santa Barbara’s David López-Carr has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). One of 20 elected for distinguished contributions to the...
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Oxnard College’s Latino Thought Maker Series to present ‘An Evening with Esai Morales’ on Nov. 20

Oxnard College’s Latino Thought Maker Series to present ‘An Evening with Esai Morales’ on Nov. 20

OXNARD — Oxnard College’s Latino Thought Maker Series will present the free program, “An Evening with Esai Morales” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center Auditorium, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. A self-described “actorvist,”  award-winning actor Morales has combined his passion and understanding of the human condition to build...
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