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Bilingual commentary: Rain, Gods and Saints

Bilingual commentary: Rain, Gods and Saints

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 we read and hear every day, California — particularly the southern part — is...
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CSU Channel Islands to present ‘Si, Se Puede — Four Latina recent Math Ph.D’s share their journeys’ on April 8

CSU Channel Islands to present ‘Si, Se Puede — Four Latina recent Math Ph.D’s share their journeys’ on April 8

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands will present “Si, Se Puede — Four Latina recent Math Ph.D’s share their journeys” beginning with a reception from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 at El Dorado Hall 110. Join four Latina recent PhDs to celebrate their accomplishments and learn how they made it in the world of mathematics....
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Santa Paula Museum of Art to present Gallery Talk: ‘How Coming from Uruguay Influenced My Work’ with Sylvia Raz on April 9

Santa Paula Museum of Art to present Gallery Talk: ‘How Coming from Uruguay Influenced My Work’ with Sylvia Raz on April 9

SANTA PAULA — The Santa Paula Museum of Art will present its next Gallery Talk: “How Coming from Uruguay Influenced My Work” with Sylvia Raz at 3 p.m. Thursday,  April 9 at 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. Artist Sylvia Raz was born in Montevideo, Uruguay and now lives and works in Ojai. She studied...
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LULAC to present inaugural ‘Health & Awareness Summit’ in Oxnard on April 9

LULAC to present inaugural ‘Health & Awareness Summit’ in Oxnard on April 9

OXNARD — The League of United Latin American Citizens — District 17 — Ventura County will present its inaugural “Health & Awareness Summit — Don’t mess with the Seniors” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 9 at the Oxnard Elks Lodge, 801 S. A St., Oxnard. The event, open to everyone, includes live...
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CSU Channel Islands to present ‘Farmworker Immersion Project with VC CLUE’ on April 10

CSU Channel Islands to present ‘Farmworker Immersion Project with VC CLUE’ on April 10

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands will present the “Farmworker Immersion Project with VC CLUE” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 10. The project places students in the community learning about farmworker rights and immigration issues. We will visit farmworkers, their families, homes, and visit local farms. Students will work in the field and have...
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Literary Quinceañera for author’s ‘My Very Own Room / Mi propio cuartito’ to be held in Ventura on April 12

Literary Quinceañera for author’s ‘My Very Own Room / Mi propio cuartito’ to be held in Ventura on April 12

VENTURA — In honor of Dia del Niño/Dia del Libro (Day of the Child/Day of the Book) the community of Ventura County is invited to a literary Quinceañera, a special birthday party for Amada Irma Perez’s (Ventura) first picture book, My Very Own Room/Mi propio cuartito from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 12 at the...
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Guest commentary: His Mexican

Guest commentary: His Mexican

Age of the brokers 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 My history professors would often say that history could not be...
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April cover story: The legacy of César E. Chávez continues

April cover story: The legacy of César E. Chávez continues

Community marches, forums, service-learning projects and film screenings to be presented in the region By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 It’s hard to imagine that César E. Chávez, who was born in the desert lands near Yuma, Arizona, was a big fan of that vast Pacific Ocean as he looked toward it from the beaches...
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Commentary: Pew Research Center provides timely info on Hispanic trends

Commentary: Pew Research Center provides timely info on Hispanic trends

By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 How many of you dear readers know that the number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. holding down blue-collar jobs is still below levels seen before the Great Recession? Guess we don’t need to overly militarize the border after all. Or did you know that the majority of...
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Local news briefs

Local news briefs

VENTURA COUNTY — Moorpark College, Oxnard College and Ventura College are offering a variety of classes this summer from general education to career technical education, basic skills and transfer courses, the Ventura County Community College District reported in a media release. Summer classes provide an opportunity for students to catch up, get ahead or...
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Finance: Build a travel budget without compromising your trip

Finance: Build a travel budget without compromising your trip

By Metro Editorial Services (MS) Many men and women dream of vacationing overseas, where they can experience another country’s culture and history. Such trips tend to be expensive, but travelers who develop a budget in advance of their trips can still make the most of their vacations without compromising the spirit of the trip....
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Local business information

Local business information

> The Economic Development Collaborative — Ventura County has launched its “Virtual Business Advisor,” a web-based economic development tool at http://www.qlbs.com/Qonline/EDC/  The free assessment and business assistance program is for businesses of any size, in any industry. EDC-VC is hosting the pilot program through September, with the goal of making it a permanent offering....
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Health: Snack foods that promote better sleep

Health: Snack foods that promote better sleep

By Metro Editorial Services (MS) According to the National Sleep Foundation, changes in sleep patterns are a part of the aging process. Many people experience difficulty falling asleep and then staying asleep as they age, and that difficulty can make men and women over 50 feel more tired during the day. But even though...
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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 April in Ventura County. Visit http://www.clinicas.org/outreach/calendar/2015-04 to find times, dates and locations.   > The Ventura County Health Care Agency provides a calendar of upcoming health events, including breast feeding...
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Bilingual commentary: The Big Band Dance

Bilingual commentary: The Big Band Dance

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 Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the Ventura Jazz Orchestra’s Spring Swing “Big”...
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Bilingual report: State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson — On César Chávez Day, let us remember his call for justice, service

Bilingual report: State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson — On César Chávez Day, let us remember his call for justice, service

SACRAMENTO – The life of civil rights leader and labor organizer César Chávez will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 31. In honor of that day, State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released this statement: “As we approach what would have been his 88th birthday, we celebrate the extraordinary life of César Chávez. As president of the United Farm...
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Historian, author Vicki L. Ruiz to speak on ‘The Right to Remember: Latina Labor Leaders in California Agriculture’ at CSUCI on April 1

Historian, author Vicki L. Ruiz to speak on ‘The Right to Remember: Latina Labor Leaders in California Agriculture’ at CSUCI on April 1

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CI) will host Latina scholar, historian and author Vicki L. Ruiz for “The Right to Remember: Latina Labor Leaders in California Agriculture, 1939-1961,” Wednesday, April 1, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the John Spoor Broome Library, Room 1320. The presentation is free and open to the public and light refreshments...
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Oxnard College to present César Chávez Celebration on March 31

Oxnard College to present César Chávez Celebration on March 31

OXNARD — Oxnard College will present a free César Chávez Day Celebration and documentary screening from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. Part of the Latinologues / Rick Najera series, the event will feature a historic gathering of friends and family of the...
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Hancock graduate selected as ‘One of Top 30 Students in California Community Colleges’

Hancock graduate selected as ‘One of Top 30 Students in California Community Colleges’

SANTA MARIA — A recent Allan Hancock College graduate has been recognized as one of the top 30 students enrolled in California’s 112 community colleges. Daniela Calderon was one of 30 students from 24 community colleges selected to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2015 All-California Academic Team, college officials reported in a media...
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Guest commentary: The Oxnard Multicultural Mental Health (OMMH) Coalition is established

Guest commentary: The Oxnard Multicultural Mental Health (OMMH) Coalition is established

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 have written extensively about my precarious mental health state and my many battles that I...
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Bilingual commentary: Wellness Center provides help for those struggling with mental health conditions

Bilingual commentary: Wellness Center provides help for those struggling with mental health conditions

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 the Wellness Center Depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions affect many local members of Ventura County.  You...
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Bilingual commentary: Attachment vs. Passion

Bilingual commentary: Attachment vs. Passion

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 Most of us, every day, navigate the tension between attachment and passion. Like the Greek...
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CSU Channel Islands panel explores local Latina women baseball teams around WWII during presentation on March 25

CSU Channel Islands panel explores local Latina women baseball teams around WWII during presentation on March 25

CAMARILLO — With the men off fighting World War II, women were left to take over jobs and in some cases, baseball diamonds. The 1992 Movie “A League of Their Own” dramatized the creation of the wartime All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, but CSU Channel Islands (CI) Professor of Chicana/o Studies Jose Alamillo, Ph.D., said there...
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‘Oxnard Caravana (43) — Todos somas Ayotzinapa’ el 26 de marzo en Oxnard

‘Oxnard Caravana (43) — Todos somas Ayotzinapa’ el 26 de marzo en Oxnard

OXNARD — “Oxnard Caravana (43) — Todos somas Ayotzinapa — ¡Su dolor es nuestro dolor!” comienza a las 5:30 pm el 26 de marzo in la Placita de Oxnard, 500 S. C St. Caminaremos a Café on A, 438 S. A St., para un foro comunitario. “Invitamos a todos los colectivos, organizaciones y la...
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Frank Barajas to speak on the ‘Rise of the Chicano Movement in Southern California, 1960-1975’ starting March 27

Frank Barajas to speak on the ‘Rise of the Chicano Movement in Southern California, 1960-1975’ starting March 27

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands Professor Frank Barajas will present the program “Curious Uprisings: The Rise of the Chicano Movement in Southern California, 1960 to 1975″ starting March 27 as part of the six-week Osher Lifelearning Institute (OLLI) course at CSUCI. The program will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the university’s Broom...
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