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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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Guest commentary: Acuna Art Gallery at Café on A in Oxnard needs your support

Guest commentary: Acuna Art Gallery at Café on A in Oxnard needs your support

To Friends of the Café on A: You are probably aware of the work that we have been doing in the greater Oxnard community for two decades. About 15 years ago we, with the help of people like you, we were able to realize the dream to establish the Café on A. It has...
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Bilingual commentary: Do men “Protect” women?

Bilingual commentary: Do men “Protect” 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 The short answer: Yes, men are built and programmed to protect women. It is generally...
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Guest commentary: Political Graffiti Part V — Contradictions. It is St. Augustine’s Fault!

Guest commentary: Political Graffiti Part V — Contradictions. It is St. Augustine’s Fault!

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 One of the most difficult chores for activists is recognizing how they acquired knowledge and...
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Nominations close Nov. 14 for El Concilio Family Services’ 2015 Latino Leadership Award

Nominations close Nov. 14 for El Concilio Family Services’ 2015 Latino Leadership Award

OXNARD — Nominations close at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 for the 2015 Latino Leadership Awards presented by El Concilio Family Services. The Latino Leadership Awards were established in 1990 in order to recognize Individuals or organizations that have made an outstanding contribution for the betterment of our community. El Concilio Latino Leadership Award...
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Commentary: A day of remembrance and honor

Commentary: A day of remembrance and honor

By Dave Rodriguez / Guest contributor Members and Friends, As the sun rises today we should all be thankful for the freedoms we enjoy as a nation rich in diversity and dedicated to certain principles. Those who served our nation in war and conflict deserve our sincere thanks and solemn remembrance for the sacrifices they made, some...
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Bilingual commentary: Latinos and the subconscious mind

Bilingual commentary: Latinos and the subconscious mind

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 We all possess a power that most of us don’t even begin to appreciate and...
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Guest commentary: Political Graffiti Part IV — Historical truth matters. Normalistas ‘Mexico is a Mass Grave’

Guest commentary: Political Graffiti Part IV — Historical truth matters. Normalistas ‘Mexico is a Mass Grave’

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 In a world of molting (AKA distortions) the disappearance of 43 normalistas from Ayotzinapa on...
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Grupo Yodoquinsi to present ‘An offering for our ancestors’ at the Bell Arts Factory on Nov. 10

Grupo Yodoquinsi to present ‘An offering for our ancestors’ at the Bell Arts Factory on Nov. 10

VENTURA — Grupo Yodoquinsi from Mexico will present a free ‘An offering for our ancestors’ performance at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10 at the Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura. The group will perform with all prehispanic instruments, reports Veronica Valadez of Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc, The performance is co-sponsored by Bell Arts Factory and Danza...
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UCSB Multicultural Center to present the Cup of Culture film screening of ‘Documented’ on Nov. 12

UCSB Multicultural Center to present the Cup of Culture film screening of ‘Documented’ on Nov. 12

SANTA BARBARA — The UCSB Multicultural Center will present the Cup of Culture film screening of “Documented” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at UCSB. In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine. Documented chronicles his journey to...
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Art Program at CSU Channel Islands to present ‘Rafael Perea de la Cabada: The Impossibility of Logic’ with opening reception on Nov. 13

Art Program at CSU Channel Islands to present ‘Rafael Perea de la Cabada: The Impossibility of Logic’ with opening reception on Nov. 13

CAMARILLO — The Art Program at CSU Channel Islands will present “Rafael Perea de la Cabada: The Impossibility of Logic” at the John Spoor Broome Library Gallery from Nov. 13 through Jan. 23. The exhibit will open with a free public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13. Recognized for his talents in...
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UCSB Multicultural Center to present “The Tree & The Donkey Who Loved to Sing’ on Nov. 15

UCSB Multicultural Center to present “The Tree & The Donkey Who Loved to Sing’ on Nov. 15

SANTA BARBARA — The UCSB Multicultural Center will present “The Tree & The Donkey Who Loved to Sing AKA ‘El Árbol’ with Cascada de Flores” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at the MMC Theater, UCSB. Children of all ages and their families are invited to sing, dance and play with Cascada de Flores...
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Pulitzer Prize Nominee Victor Villaseñor to speak at fundraiser for Affordable Housing in Ventura County on Nov. 6

Pulitzer Prize Nominee Victor Villaseñor to speak at fundraiser for Affordable Housing in Ventura County on Nov. 6

CAMARILLO — Pulitzer Prize Nominee Victor Villaseñor will be the guest speaker at the Ventura County Housing Trust Fund “Affordable Housing Fundraiser” from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road, Camarillo. Villaseñor will deliver a heartfelt presentation of his journey of life as the son of an...
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UCSB Multicultural Center to present ‘The Story of Salsa’ panel discussion, concert on Nov. 6

UCSB Multicultural Center to present ‘The Story of Salsa’ panel discussion, concert on Nov. 6

SANTA BARBARA — The UCSB Multicultural Center will present “The Story of Salsa” panel discussion from 6 to 7:30 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 6 at UCSB. The all-star panel discussion on the origin, cultural meaning, and current global boom of salsa music will be hosted by UCSB professor of sociology William I. Robinson and feature in...
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Oxnard Public Library to present ‘Oz’ Sanchez: ‘Know No Limits’ talk on Nov. 8

Oxnard Public Library to present ‘Oz’ Sanchez: ‘Know No Limits’ talk on Nov. 8

OXNARD— The Oxnard Public Library will host veteran and motivational speaker Oscar “Oz” Sanchez for a presentation at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Oxnard Public Main Library, 251 S. A St., in meeting room B. A Paralympic gold Medalist and five-time world champion handcyclist, Oz is a living example of his personal motto “Know...
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November cover story: Groups in region busy helping those in need

November cover story: Groups in region busy helping those in need

Food banks, private businesses, others lending aid this holiday season By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 While hunger and finding a safe and warm place to sleep remain year-round challenges for many people in the 805 region, the need is especially acute during the winter months as the weather changes and the temperatures start...
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Commentary: Yes, our national nightmare is almost over. Voting Day is here. Pew Research Center reports on Hispanic voting trends

Commentary: Yes, our national nightmare is almost over. Voting Day is here. Pew Research Center reports on Hispanic voting trends

By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 The 2014 election season is rapidly coming to a close. Soon the repetitive television attack advertisements will cease and the growing forest of campaign signs on street corners will disappear — at least until the next election cycle. For many, election overload leads to the feeling of just...
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Bilingual commentary: Medications and the Soul

Bilingual commentary: Medications and the Soul

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 Often, I feel so optimistic, I wonder if I’m deranged. Seriously, though, many of the...
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Local news briefs

Local news briefs

SAN LUIS OBISPO — SLO RISE (Respect, Inspire, Support, Empower) has announced a change in office hours to meet funding cuts and increasing demand, the organization reported in a media release. “This decision was made after much deliberation,” Jennifer Adams, executive director, stated in the release. “With continued funding cuts and an increase in...
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Business: Career opportunities abound in the nonprofit sector

Business: Career opportunities abound in the nonprofit sector

By Metro Editorial Services (MS) Nonprofit organizations require the talents of many different types of workers and not just those looking to volunteer. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, more than 1.4 million nonprofit organizations operate within the United States alone, so individuals who hope to work in the nonprofit sector have...
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Local business information

Local business information

> The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) will present its next “Hispano Mixer” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at the Heritage Cultural Center, 141 W. Fifth St., Suite E, downtown Oxnard. Patty Centurion of Surepath Financial will talk about “How to repair your credit and boost your business financing.” Manuel...
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Health: Benefit from nutritious turkey even after Thanksgiving

Health: Benefit from nutritious turkey even after Thanksgiving

By Metro Editorial Services (MS) If turkey is not normally on your lunch or dinner menu, come the holiday season it’s bound to show up in abundance. As soon as the weather cools and the crispness of late autumn is in the air, thoughts turn to more hearty meals and, of course, the fall...
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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 November in Ventura County. Visit http://www.clinicas.org/outreach/calendar/2014-11 to find times, dates and locations.   > The Ventura County Health Care Agency provides a calendar of upcoming health events, including “Diabetes Awareness Day”...
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Oxnard Public Library to present film interview of Vietnam veteran Salvador Castaneda on Nov. 4

Oxnard Public Library to present film interview of Vietnam veteran Salvador Castaneda on Nov. 4

OXNARD — Oxnard Public Library will host Regina Gonzalez as she screens and comments on a 45-minute film interview of her late father Salvador Castaneda, which is interspersed with video clips he took in Vietnam at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 251 S. A St., Oxnard, meeting room B. Castaneda, a native of...
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