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UCSB Multicultural Center to present the Cup of Culture film screening of ‘La Mission’ on March 4

UCSB Multicultural Center to present the Cup of Culture film screening of ‘La Mission’ on March 4

SANTA BARBARA — The UCSB Multicultural Center will present the Cup of Culture film screening of “La Mission” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 at the MCC Theater. Growing up in the Mission District of San Francisco, Che Rivera has always had to be tough to survive. A reformed inmate and recovering alcoholic, Che has worked...
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Ventura College Santa Paula Site to present information on California Dream Act on Feb. 26

Ventura College Santa Paula Site to present information on California Dream Act on Feb. 26

SANTA PAULA — The Ventura College Financial Aid Office will discuss changes in California legislation in regards to AB540 and how undocumented students are now eligible for Financial Aid and other resources from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Ventura College Santa Paula Site, 957 Faulkner Road, Suite 106, Santa Paula. Students...
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Bilingual commentary: Threat of the Islamic State

Bilingual commentary: Threat of the Islamic State

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 Recently, as I perused the news items on my computer screen, an article caught my...
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UCSB Multicultural Center to present film screening, discussion of ‘No Más Bebés Por Vida / No More Babies for Life’ on Feb. 25

UCSB Multicultural Center to present film screening, discussion of ‘No Más Bebés Por Vida / No More Babies for Life’ on Feb. 25

SANTA BARBARA — The UCSB Multicultural Center will present the Cup of Culture film screening and discussion of “No Más Bebés Por Vida / No More Babies for Life,” the story of Mexican-American women who were sterilized at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the 1970s, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the MCC...
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Santa Barbara’s Casa Dolores — Center for the Study of Popular Arts of Mexico presenting ‘Banderaware — Colores of a Republic’ through May 31

Santa Barbara’s Casa Dolores — Center for the Study of Popular Arts of Mexico presenting ‘Banderaware — Colores of a Republic’ through May 31

SANTA BARBARA — Santa Barbara’s Casa Dolores — Center for the Study of Popular Arts of Mexico is presenting “Banderaware — Colores of a Republic” through May 31 at 1023 Bath St., Santa Barbara. The exhibit opened Feb. 24. “Banderaware” pottery represents the colors of la bandera, the Mexican flag: green, white and red. Red...
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Guest commentary: Impaction — What goes around comes around

Guest commentary: Impaction — What goes around comes around

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 On September 11, 1973, General Augusto Pinochet in cooperation with the CIA led a military...
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Dolores Huerta to speak in Oxnard on Latino Interactive Voter Education Project on Feb. 22

Dolores Huerta to speak in Oxnard on Latino Interactive Voter Education Project on Feb. 22

OXNARD — Dolores Huerta will speak on the new Latino Interactive Voter Education Project from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22 at the home of Dr. Manuel and Irma Lopez, 1911 Cascades Court, Oxnard. Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers union and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, recently launched an organization called...
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Bilingual report: Clinicas del Camino Real celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month with Dental Health Fair on Feb. 22

Bilingual report: Clinicas del Camino Real celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month with Dental Health Fair on Feb. 22

OXNARD — Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. will celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month with a Dental Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22 at Del Sol Park, 1500 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard. “Children’s teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and a healthy smile is important to a child’s self-esteem....
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Guest commentary: Death pays a visit and I find the meaning of love

Guest commentary: Death pays a visit and I find the meaning of love

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 In the past few months, every day increasing in severity, I have been living in a...
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Guest commentary: The Latin Mass

Guest commentary: The Latin Mass

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 When I was in elementary school, the Catholic Mass was always celebrated in Latin, the...
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UCSB Multicultural Center to present screening of Baca’s ‘A Place to Stand’ on Feb. 18

UCSB Multicultural Center to present screening of Baca’s ‘A Place to Stand’ on Feb. 18

SANTA BARBARA — The UCSB Multicultural Center will present a Cup of Culture film screening of  “A Place to Stand,” the story of Jimmy Santiago Baca’s transformation from a functionally illiterate convict to an award-winning poet, novelist and screenwriter, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 at the MCC Theater. Visit http://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/Calendar/index.aspx for more information.
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¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! to present M.A.K.U. SoundSystem Feb. 20 through 22

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! to present M.A.K.U. SoundSystem Feb. 20 through 22

SANTA BARBARA — ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! will present M.A.K.U. SoundSystem at 7 p.m. Friday at Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Road; at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo St.; and at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Marjorie Luke Theater at Santa Barbara Jr. High, 721 E. Cota St., Santa...
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Guest commentary: The Zapatistas were right!

Guest commentary: The Zapatistas were right!

The Silence of the Lambs 2 7 05 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 On February 6, 2015 the digital Mexican...
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Bilingual commentary: A cousin’s death

Bilingual commentary: A cousin’s death

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 Last Sunday, together with my extended family, I celebrated the life of my cousin Rebecca,...
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Guest commentary: Support Francisco Romero — Todo Poder al Pueblo!

Guest commentary: Support Francisco Romero — Todo Poder al Pueblo!

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 On February 25, 2015 our dearest companero Francisco Romero, one of the co-founders of Todo Poder...
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Guest commentary: Dying communities. Forgotten memories

Guest commentary: Dying communities. Forgotten memories

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 With age you become more nostalgic. Lately, for instance, I take things very seriously, and  struggles...
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Author of ‘Solidarity Politics for Millennials’ to speak at CLU on Feb. 10

Author of ‘Solidarity Politics for Millennials’ to speak at CLU on Feb. 10

THOUSAND OAKS — CLU to present the free discussion “Intersectionality and Deep Political Solidarity: The Wonder Twin Powers of Social Justice” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks in Ullman 100/101. There are more than 84 million Millennials and surveys repeatedly show that they are far more...
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Latino Thought Maker Series to present free ‘CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase’ at Oxnard College on Feb. 12

Latino Thought Maker Series to present free ‘CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase’ at Oxnard College on Feb. 12

OXNARD — The Latino Thought Maker Series will present the free ‘CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase’ at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at Oxnard College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., at the Performing Arts Center Auditorium. The showcase, spearheaded by director and head writer Rick Najera, has been responsible for 28 TV series regulars, two from The...
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National Association to honor UCSB Chicana and Chicano Studies scholar

National Association to honor UCSB Chicana and Chicano Studies scholar

Aída Hurtado will be recognized for her contributions to the field in a career spanning three decades By Jim Logan / UCSB SANTA BARBARA — Aída Hurtado, a professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at UC Santa Barbara, has been named the 2015 Scholar of the National Association for Chicana and Chicano...
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Lacayo Vista Leadership Academy to celebrate its first group of Latino/a protégés, mentors on Feb. 7

Lacayo Vista Leadership Academy to celebrate its first group of Latino/a protégés, mentors on Feb. 7

CAMARILLO — More than 55 percent of Ventura County students in pre-school through 12th grade are Latina/o, yet less than 15 percent of their teachers share their cultural ethnicity. An academy formed to promote Latina/o leadership education will celebrate the accomplishments of its first cohort of protégés and mentors at a banquet Sat., Feb....
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Bilingual commentary: Un-American Protests

Bilingual commentary: Un-American Protests

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 As an American, I was dismayed and embarrassed to read about the virulent protests against...
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Guest commentary: Neoliberalism Privatization

Guest commentary: Neoliberalism Privatization

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. Impact on Professors and We the People By Rodolfo F. Acuña / Guest contributor Stanley Fish, “Neoliberalism and Higher Education”, wrote that few...
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Camerata Amistad to perform free concert featuring Hispanic-influenced music at CLU on Feb. 4

Camerata Amistad to perform free concert featuring Hispanic-influenced music at CLU on Feb. 4

THOUSAND OAKS — Camerata Amistad will perform a free concert featuring Hispanic-influenced music at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, in the Samuelson Chapel. The chamber ensemble of orchestral musicians performs a variety of chamber music but is particularly dedicated to the art, folk and popular-culture music...
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Latino Thought Maker Series to present ‘It Gets Better’ free musical at Oxnard College on Feb. 4

Latino Thought Maker Series to present ‘It Gets Better’ free musical at Oxnard College on Feb. 4

OXNARD — The Latino Thought Maker Series will present “It Gets Better,” a free musical performance, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center Auditorium, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. SPEAK Theater Arts, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) and the “It Gets Better Project” will bring this new...
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Del Pueblo Cafe, Santa Barbara Arts Alliance to present ‘Living Culture’ on Feb. 5

Del Pueblo Cafe, Santa Barbara Arts Alliance to present ‘Living Culture’ on Feb. 5

SANTA BARBARA — Del Pueblo Cafe and the Santa Barbara Arts Alliance will present “Living Culture,” an evening of art and music featuring the works of local artists Huicho Mata, Danny Meza and Rafa Ruiz at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 at 5164 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara. These seasoned and emerging artists explore issues of culture...
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