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Mercedes Fernandez-Oromendia, Avery Voos awarded 2013-14 Hosford Awards for Excellence in Professional Behavior at UCSB

Mercedes Fernandez-Oromendia, Avery Voos awarded 2013-14 Hosford Awards for Excellence in Professional Behavior at UCSB

SANTA BARBARA — Mercedes Fernandez-Oromendia and Avery Voos, graduate students at the Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara, have been awarded 2013-14 Ray E. Hosford Awards for Excellence in Professional Behavior, the university reported in a media release. These awards are for service they performed at the Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services Clinic at UC Santa...
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Bilingual commentary: Perception and judgment

Bilingual commentary: Perception and judgment

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 Perceptions, and their subsequent judgments, are interesting things.  Sometimes, our instincts guide our perceptions and...
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Guest commentary: Vampires at the border

Guest commentary: Vampires at the border

Keeping the lower 50 percent in their place 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 Reuters reported that Americans are deeply worried...
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Oxnard College to present ‘The Latino Thought Maker Series’ program on Aug. 27 featuring Carlos Portugal, creator of the HULU original series ‘East Los High’

Oxnard College to present ‘The Latino Thought Maker Series’ program on Aug. 27 featuring Carlos Portugal, creator of the HULU original series ‘East Los High’

 OXNARD COLLEGE — Oxnard College will present “The Latino Thought Maker Series” free program featuring Carlos Portugal, creator of the HULU original series “East Los High” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center Auditorium, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. Hosted by Rick Najera, the event will feature an...
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Bilingual commentary: Created vs. Reactive Life

Bilingual commentary: Created vs. Reactive Life

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 Sometimes I turn to a random book in my office library and turn to a...
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2014 Fiestas Patrias celebration opens with ‘Certamen Señorita Fiestas Patrias Traje Tipico’ (traditional dress) competition on Aug. 24 in Oxnard

2014 Fiestas Patrias celebration opens with ‘Certamen Señorita Fiestas Patrias Traje Tipico’ (traditional dress) competition on Aug. 24 in Oxnard

OXNARD — The 2014 Fiestas Patrias celebration opens with ‘Certamen Señorita Fiestas Patrias Traje Tipico” (traditional dress) competition at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 at Pacifica High School, 600 E. Gonzalez Road, Oxnard, the Comité Cultural Mexicano and Lazer Broadcasting reported in a media release. Participants who will be wearing traditional dress representing various states of...
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Ventura Harley-Davidson will match every dollar donated until Friday to El Centrito STEAM Fundraising Challenge

Ventura Harley-Davidson will match every dollar donated until Friday to El Centrito STEAM Fundraising Challenge

By El Centrito Family Learning Centers OXNARD — Ventura Harley-Davidson gave El Centrito and our families a second chance to meet the $5,000 goal for our 5 Days to Raise campaign. When Ventura Harley-Davidson heard that our final fundraising total fell short of our goal, they committed to match all last minute gifts up to...
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Bilingual commentary: Early childhood education is critical for state’s long-term success

Bilingual commentary: Early childhood education is critical for state’s long-term success

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 Das Williams / Guest contributor The Big Bang: an explosion in the dark giving way to a world...
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Bilingual report: Family Health Fair to be presented Aug. 16 in Santa Paula

Bilingual report: Family Health Fair to be presented Aug. 16 in Santa Paula

SANTA PAULA — A free “Family Health Fair,” hosted by the Santa Clara Valley Boys and Girls Club, in partnership with Assemblymember Das Williams, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Santa Clara Valley Boys & Girls Club and in Harding Park, 1400 E. Harvard Blvd., Santa...
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Bilingual commentary: The shock of realization

Bilingual commentary: The shock of realization

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 In one of the most interesting foreign movies I’ve ever seen, entitled The Other Son,...
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Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. to celebrate National Health Center Week — Aug. 10-15

Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. to celebrate National Health Center Week — Aug. 10-15

VENTURA COUNTY — Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. will host events in honor of National Health Center Week (NHCW), the organization reported in a media release. These events are part of National Campaign which celebrates the record of success demonstrated by America’s Health Centers. Clinicas invites the Ventura Community to join them for a...
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Ventura County Adult Education Consortium to hold series of town hall meetings on adult education Aug. 7, 11 and 12

Ventura County Adult Education Consortium to hold series of town hall meetings on adult education Aug. 7, 11 and 12

VENTURA COUNTY — The Ventura County Adult Education Consortium invites Ventura County adult education providers and partners to a series of town hall meetings on Aug. 5 (Oxnard College), 6 (Ventura Adult and Continuing Education), 7 (Moorpark College), 11 Ventura College Santa Paula and 12 Ventura Community Foundation. “AB 86 was passed in order to...
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Rep. Capps to host Santa Maria forum on DACA on Aug. 9

Rep. Capps to host Santa Maria forum on DACA on Aug. 9

SANTA MARIA — Rep. Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) will host a forum where people can receive an update and review from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials on their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal application and information on applying for citizenship from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 9 at the UDW...
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August cover story: MICOP provides valuable support to growing Mixteco community

August cover story: MICOP provides valuable support to growing Mixteco community

‘Night in Oaxaca’ fundraiser on Aug. 9, Backpack Drive ending Aug. 10 help fill needs in the community By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 Just suppose you were dropped into a country where you couldn’t speak the language, couldn’t read the local newspaper, read signs at local supermarket or even read the public bus transportation...
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‘Night in Oaxaca’ to be held Aug. 9 in Oxnard

‘Night in Oaxaca’ to be held Aug. 9 in Oxnard

OXNARD — The Mixecto / Indigena Community Organizing Project will present its fourth annual “Night in Oaxaca” fundraising, awards and cultural celebration beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. “Join us this year to honor leaders and traditions of the International Day of the...
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Commentary: Time to start planning for 2014-15 scholarship season

Commentary: Time to start planning for 2014-15 scholarship season

By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 Yes, it’s time for my annual plea. Back-to-school time should not only be the season where parents rush to local department stores and stand in long lines to buy school supplies for their children. It’s also the time for parents, especially those of incoming high school seniors, to...
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Local news briefs

Local news briefs

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CI) hosted its second Migrant Summer Leadership Institute (MSLI) for migrant high school students and their parents from July 11-26, university officials reported in a media release. The institute, funded through a grant from the California Department of Education, exposes migrant children and their parents to the opportunities and...
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Business: Switch jobs with grace, decorum

Business: Switch jobs with grace, decorum

By Metro Editorial Services (MS) Women leave jobs for various reasons. Some women cite disparities in pay, an inability to advance through the company or incompatibility with a particular place of business as their reasons for seeking new employment, while others leave jobs to take time off for family obligations, only to reenter the...
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Local business information

Local business information

> The Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County has launched an enhanced website to ensure that business leaders can easily and efficiently access the latest information to help their companies grow, the organization reported in a media release. The site, www.edc-vc.com, has a fresh, clean layout and features a number of enhancements. It was designed to...
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Health: Power of a positive attitude

Health: Power of a positive attitude

By Metro Editorial Services (MS) A balanced diet, exercise, genetics, and even certain medications can work in concert to make a person healthy. But a person’s demeanor also can factor into personal health. The Mayo Clinic says that whether or not a person is an optimist or a pessimist can affect many areas of...
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Local health information

Local health information

> Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. will provide information on Covered California and free health screenings at selected locations throughout the month of August in various locations in Ventura County. Visit the organization’s online calendar at http://www.clinicas.org/outreach/calendar/2014-08 to find times, dates and locations of upcoming screenings. > Gold Coast Health Plan will present “Baby...
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Assemblymember Das Williams encourages designated drivers for Old Spanish Days Fiesta festivities

Assemblymember Das Williams encourages designated drivers for Old Spanish Days Fiesta festivities

SANTA BARBRA — Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Carpinteria) encourages all those that will participate in this week’s Old Spanish Days Fiesta to make the responsible decision to not drink and drive, Williams reported Thursday in a media release. “Injuries and deaths caused by drunk driving are preventable. You have the power in your hands to...
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Girls Inc. of Carpinteria announces three new board members

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria announces three new board members

Theresa Huerta and Tom Ligare join board of directors. Clyde Freeman named board president CARPINTERIA — Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold announced the appointment of Theresa Huerta and Tom Ligare to its board of directors and named is Clyde Freeman as board president, the organization...
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Guest commentary: A scholar — Ruminations

Guest commentary: A scholar — Ruminations

¡Qué catedrático ni qué demonios! no eres más que un maestro!  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 I guess it is...
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Guest commentary: A citizen’s view of a demonstration — More than 25

Guest commentary: A citizen’s view of a demonstration — More than 25

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 Frank P. Barajas / Guest contributor On Saturday, July 12, starting at 2 p.m., people from within and outside of...
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