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United Way of Ventura County to present ‘Stuff the Bus’ on June 21

United Way of Ventura County to present ‘Stuff the Bus’ on June 21

VENTURA COUNTY — This Saturday, June 21 (the longest day of the year) United Ways around the world invite their communities to improve the conditions in which they live on Day of Action. Locally, United Way of Ventura County will kick off its fifth annual Stuff the Bus campaign on June 21. United Way is asking the community to donate NEW school...
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Mexican Consulate to present ‘Jornada Sabatina y Dominical’ in Oxnard on June 21-22

Mexican Consulate to present ‘Jornada Sabatina y Dominical’ in Oxnard on June 21-22

OXNARD — The Mexican Consulate will present “Jornada Sabatina y Dominical y Feria de Salud” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22 at 3151 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. The program includes information on Matrículas Consulares, passports and other official documents. Reservations can be made by calling Mexitel at 1-877-639-4835 or by...
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Bilingual commentary: Dooming ourselves in California? — Part II

Bilingual commentary: Dooming ourselves in California? — Part II

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 The first part of this two-part series had the same title as above, though without...
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Guest commentary: The talented ten percent

Guest commentary: The talented ten percent

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 During a brief conversation with the candidate for the Mexican presidency Manuel Andrés López Obrador,...
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2nd annual Job Fair to be held June 12 in Santa Maria

2nd annual Job Fair to be held June 12 in Santa Maria

SANTA MARIA — The California Employment Development Departement, in partnership with Santa Barbara County Workforce Investment Board, will present the “Second Annual Job Fair” from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 12 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 313 W. Tunnel, Santa Maria. Open to all job seekers, the program provides training and career information,...
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Meghan Corella Morales wins a 2014 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award at UCSB

Meghan Corella Morales wins a 2014 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award at UCSB

SANTA BARBARA — Meghan Corella Morales of the Department of Education of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has won a 2014 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, presented by the UCSB Academic Senate as part of its slate of awards for research, teaching, and mentorship. Each year, teaching assistants play a vital role enhancing the teaching mission of...
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Bilingual commentary: Dooming ourselves in California—Part I

Bilingual commentary: Dooming ourselves in California—Part I

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 Dr. Richard Rush, president of CSU Channel Islands, and Dr. Jamillah Moore, chancellor of the...
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UCSB announces winners of the Thomas More Storke Award, other top university prizes

UCSB announces winners of the Thomas More Storke Award, other top university prizes

By Andrea Estrada / UCSB Three remarkable graduating seniors at UC Santa Barbara have been named winners of the university’s top awards for their scholastic achievement, their extraordinary service to the university and the community, and their personal courage and persistence. • María Reyes, of Los Angeles, is the recipient of the Thomas More Storke...
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Café on A to hold ‘ART-Extravaganza!’ on June 5

Café on A to hold ‘ART-Extravaganza!’ on June 5

OXNARD — Acuña Art Gallery @ The Café on A will present “ART-Extravaganza!”  from 5:30 to  9:30 p.m., Thursday, June 5 at Acuña Art Gallery @ The Café on A, 438 S. A St., Oxnard Join us as we celebrate all the artists in our community, “Cafe on A Style,” organizers reported in a media release. Live...
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Future Leaders of America: Youth pursue careers in medical field

Future Leaders of America: Youth pursue careers in medical field

By Richard Castaniero / Future Leaders of America — ric.castaniero@gmail.com OXNARD — Medical professionals from Ventura County gathered on May 31 in Oxnard to present career seminars for students of Future Leaders of America. Career seminar organizer Peter Martinez welcomed the 60 high school and community college students. Dr. Robert B. Lefkowitz, director of OB/GYN at the...
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Scholarship open to Oxnard High School District seniors

Scholarship open to Oxnard High School District seniors

OXNARD — High school seniors graduating in June 2014 are eligible to apply for the Josie Salinas Educational Scholarship. Students from Oxnard Union High Schools and Santa Clara High are eligible to apply for one of five scholarships. Students must be enrolled or are in the enrollment process for community college, four year universities,...
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Local

Local

CAMARILLO — The Ventura County Community Foundation and the Ventura County Housing Trust Fund have teamed up to create the first permanent revolving fund in Ventura County dedicated to building farmworker housing, the organizations reported in a media release. The $100,000 in the fund will be made available as loans to developers who build...
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Business: How to avoid distractions when working from home

Business: How to avoid distractions when working from home

By Metro Editorial Services (MS) Telecommuting has made great strides over the last decade. U.S. Census Bureau statistics have identified key telecommuting trends, noting that 45 percent of the American workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least part-time work from home. Based on current trends, with no growth acceleration, regular telecommuters...
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Local business information

Local business information

> The Institute for Global Economic Research (IGER) at CSU Channel Islands (CI) and the Port of Los Angeles will present “Meet Consul Generals and Export,” a free workshop on the opportunities and nuances of conducting trade in some of Asia’s most promising emerging markets, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 13...
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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 June in various locations in Ventura County. Visit the organization’s online calendar at http://www.clinicas.org/outreach/calendar/2014-06 to find times, dates and locations of upcoming screenings. > The Ventura County Health Care Agency provides...
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Jesus Sanchez receives prestigious Marian Hancock Scholarship at awards banquet

Jesus Sanchez receives prestigious Marian Hancock Scholarship at awards banquet

SANTA MARIA — The Allan Hancock College Foundation’s 45th annual awards banquet was an evening to remember for hundreds of students, especially Jesus Sanchez, who received the prestigious Marian Hancock Scholarship on May 22, college officials reported in a media release. “It was the best moment of my life,” Sanchez stated in the release. “When I...
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Hospice of Santa Barbara offers support, free bereavement services, tips for those affected by Isla Vista shooting

Hospice of Santa Barbara offers support, free bereavement services, tips for those affected by Isla Vista shooting

SANTA BARBARA — Hospice of Santa Barbara is shocked and saddened by the shooting in Isla Vista. Our support goes out to the victims, their families and the university and community members impacted by this tragedy, hospice officials reported Tuesday in a media release. Hospice of Santa Barbara is offering its free bereavement support to anyone impacted...
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UC Santa Barbara Memorial Service to be held at 4 p.m. May 27

UC Santa Barbara Memorial Service to be held at 4 p.m. May 27

SANTA BARBARA — A memorial service to honor the six students who died as a result of the tragedy in Isla Vista will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, in Harder Stadium. The ceremony is expected to last approximately an hour. The entire campus community is invited to attend, university officials reported in...
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El Concilio profile: Vanessa Prado

El Concilio profile: Vanessa Prado

Editor’s note: Part of a continuing series of stories profiling the award-winners of El Concilio Family Services 2014 Latino Leadership Awards. The awards gala will be held on Saturday, May 31 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. Registration is now closed. Click here or call 805-486-9777 for more information. Amigos805 staff reports Vanessa Prado, a graduate of...
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Book to be published next month by Allan Hancock College English professor Marc García-Martínez

Book to be published next month by Allan Hancock College English professor Marc García-Martínez

SANTA MARIA — Allan Hancock College English professor Marc García-Martínez, Ph.D., will soon join world-renowned researchers Jane Goodall and Noam Chomsky as authors whose works have been published by the San Diego State University Press (SDSU Press), college officials reported this week in a media release. The oldest university press in the California State...
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El Concilio profile: Jorge Ochoa

El Concilio profile: Jorge Ochoa

Editor’s note: Part of a continuing series of stories profiling the award-winners of El Concilio Family Services 2014 Latino Leadership Awards. The awards gala will be held on Saturday, May 31 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. Click here to register or to become a sponsor or call 805-486-9777 for more information. Amigos805 staff reports Jorge Ochoa, a senior...
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Pink Soiree a successful event. Now seeking committee members, team leaders for Oct. 11 ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ event

Pink Soiree a successful event. Now seeking committee members, team leaders for Oct. 11 ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ event

VENTURA — Organizers of the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk report they had a successful “Pink Soiree — Make Strides for Pink” kickoff event on May 14 at Discovery Ventura. They are now seeking committee members and team leaders for the Oct. 11 “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk. Making...
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La Casa de La Raza to present talk with Favianna Rodriguez on May 23 in Santa Barbara

La Casa de La Raza to present talk with Favianna Rodriguez on May 23 in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — La Casa de La Raza will present “Noche de Cultura,” a talk with Favianna Rodriguez, at 6 p.m. Friday May 23 at La Casa de La Raza-601 E. Montecito St, Santa Barbara. Rodriguez is a celebrated printmaker and digital artist based in Oakland, the organization reported in a media release. Hailed as “visionary”...
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El Concilio profile: Thomas D. McCollum

El Concilio profile: Thomas D. McCollum

Editor’s note: Part of a continuing series of stories profiling the award-winners of El Concilio Family Services 2014 Latino Leadership Awards. The awards gala will be held on Saturday, May 31 at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. Click here to register or to become a sponsor or call 805-486-9777 for more information. Amigos805 staff reports Thomas D....
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Rebozo Festival to celebrate 10-year ‘Diamond’ anniversary on May 18

Rebozo Festival to celebrate 10-year ‘Diamond’ anniversary on May 18

CAMARILLO — The Rebozo Festival will present its 10-Year ‘Diamond’ Anniversary Celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo. The event features a special performance by Grammay Award winner Graciela Beltrán “La Reina del Pueblo”; Trio Los Príncipes, Grupo Folclórico Tecalitan, Mariachi Aguilas de...
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