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Guest commentary: You can make a difference by supporting the CAUSE Summer Youth Fellowship

Guest commentary: You can make a difference by supporting the CAUSE Summer Youth Fellowship

By Marcos Vargas / Executive director of the Central Coast Alliance for a Sustainable Economy Friends, Here’s an exciting opportunity to open your heart for the hardworking youth who give so much outside of school to lead organizing campaigns for quality education, immigrants’ rights and a healthy environment. By giving right now to CAUSE’s...
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Bilingual commentary: Internet marketing — The new frontier

Bilingual commentary: Internet marketing — The new frontier

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 have to recognize that our economic world is very different now. When I used...
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Guest commentary: Criminal justice professionals assist Future Leaders of America

Guest commentary: Criminal justice professionals assist Future Leaders of America

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 Mona AlvaradoFrazier/ Guest contributor Criminal Justice professionals from Ventura County gathered together on March  29, 2014 to present career...
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April cover story: Empowering youth, adults through education

April cover story: Empowering youth, adults through education

Ventura-based GOCARE Inc. seeks to expand its efforts to business education in Nicaragua By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America and the second poorest in the Western Hemisphere. Much of the nation’s infrastructure was destroyed during a revolution in the late 1970s and a civil war during the...
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Commentary: Segue Career Path Mentors offer inspiration one student at a time

Commentary: Segue Career Path Mentors offer inspiration one student at a time

By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 You just never know when that moment of inspiration arrives — when you are set on a career path that will guide the rest of your life. My moment of inspiration came after I finished my four-year hitch with the U.S. Navy and started classes at Ventura College....
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Local

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara), along with many of her colleagues, demanded that the House of Representatives vote on a comprehensive immigration reform bill by signing a discharge petition on H.R. 15, the bipartisan Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act. A nearly identical bill passed the Senate in June...
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Bilingual commentary: ‘Someone’ has to do something…

Bilingual commentary: ‘Someone’ has to do something…

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 Over the past few days, there has been much anticipation and excitement, particularly...
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Business: Regaining your work-life balance

Business: Regaining your work-life balance

By Metro Editorial Services (MS) Balancing work and family life is a major challenge for many professionals. Many established professionals find it stressful to juggle the demands of successful careers with the obligations they have to their families and regaining that balance once it has been lost only adds to that stress. Part of...
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Local business information

> Allan Hancock College to present its second annual “54-hour Startup Weekend Santa Maria” on April 4-6. “Bring your business idea, and we’ll help make it happen,” said Anne Cremarosa, director, Small Business Entrepreneurship Center, and one of the organizers of the event which gives participants just 54 hours to pitch their idea, form...
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Health: The link between diabetes, dental health

Health: The link between diabetes, dental health

By Metro Editorial Services (MS) Regular dental checkups are essential to maintaining oral health. In addition to preventing tooth decay and removing tartar that contributes to gum disease, dental checkups can alert patients to other potential health problems. For example, symptoms of periodontal disease may be indicative of the presence of diseases that stems...
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Local health information

Local health information

> “Baby Steps — A Comprehensive Prenatal Progam” will be presented by the Ventura County Health Care Agency at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 at Ventura County Medical Center, 3291 Loma Vista Road, Ventura in the large auditorium. Spanish-, English- and Mixteco-language tours will be available.  An English-language tour will be held at 5:30...
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Guest commentary: Let us honor César

Guest commentary: Let us honor César

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 In anticipation of the premiere of the movie Cesar Chavez, and immediately thereafter, commentary...
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Guest commentary: A Tribute to César Chávez and all the disciples of non-violence

Guest commentary: A Tribute to César Chávez and all the disciples of non-violence

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 walked, and march in the CSUN/Mecha student security detail that we hastily...
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Poder and the Coalition of Sustainable Communities to hold documentary screenings, forums on immigration on April 1

Poder and the Coalition of Sustainable Communities to hold documentary screenings, forums on immigration on April 1

SANTA BARBARA —  Poder and the Coalition of Sustainable Communities will hold a series of free documentary screenings and forums in Spanish to address the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement expansion of detention centers in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 at the Franklin Center, 1136 E. Montecito...
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Bilingual commentary: On César Chávez Day, let us continue his fight for justice and opportunity for all

Bilingual commentary: On César Chávez Day, let us continue his fight for justice and opportunity for all

By State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson / District 19 SACRAMENTO – “This weekend, across California and the nation, we will remember the extraordinary life and contributions of César Chávez. As president of the United Farm Workers, Chávez shone a national spotlight on the plight of farm workers, working to promote fair wages, decent working conditions, and empowering...
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César E. Chávez events scheduled for March 28-30 in Oxnard

César E. Chávez events scheduled for March 28-30 in Oxnard

OXNARD – The community premier of the film “Cesar Chavez” will be held at 7:45 p.m. Friday, March 28 at the Plaza Cinemas 14 in Oxnard, organizers reported in a media release. An educational premier will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 29 at the cinemas. As part of the event, the Jess...
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Bilingual commentary: Lost …

Bilingual commentary: Lost …

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 At the time of writing of this article, the world is perplexed and at the...
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Santa Paula High School, Latino Town Hall to present two-day leadership conference on March 25-26

SANTA PAULA — Santa Paula High School, Latino Town Hall and other community partners will be hosting a two-day leadership conference during spring break for 100 students from the Santa Paula community on Tuesday, March 25th and Wednesday March 26th, organizers reported Monday in a media release. The conference goal is to empower these...
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Chicana and Chicano Studies scholar to receive II Galardón Don Luis Leal

Chicana and Chicano Studies scholar to receive II Galardón Don Luis Leal

UCSB’s María Herrera-Sobek is the first woman to be so honored   By Kateri Wozny / UCSB María Herrera-Sobek, professor of Chicano and Chicana Studies at UC Santa Barbara, has been named to receive the II Galardón Don Luis Leal award from Asociación HispaUSA, a non-profit organization that promotes the study and research of...
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Bilingual commentary: Leaping over the wage gap

Bilingual commentary: Leaping over the wage gap

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 Much has been said lately about the growing gap between the rich and the poor,...
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UCSB professor receives the Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education Award

UCSB professor receives the Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education Award

Aída Hurtado honored for her innovative research in Chicano/a studies By Julie Cohen / UCSB SANTA BARBARA — For the second time, Aída Hurtado, a professor and Luis Leal Endowed Chair in UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, was selected to receive the Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education (Research Institutions)...
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¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! to present Plena Libre in free concerts March 21-23

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! to present Plena Libre in free concerts March 21-23

SANTA BARBARA — ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! will present Plena Libre in free concerts at 7 p.m. Friday, March 21 at Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Road, Goleta (805-893-5037); 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Guadalupe City Hall Auditorium, 918 Obispo St., Guadalupe (805-343-2939); and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at...
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Acuña Art Gallery @ The Café on A to present ‘Our Town Our Children’ on March 22

Acuña Art Gallery @ The Café on A to present ‘Our Town Our Children’ on March 22

OXNARD — The Acuña Art Gallery @ The Café on A will present “Our Town Our Children,” a social awareness art project, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at 438 So. A St., Oxnard. The program features award-winning author Amada Irma Pérez, the opening performance by Mariachi Inlakech and a free children’s...
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Bilingual report: UFW founder Dolores Huerta partners with Covered California to promote Latino enrollment

Bilingual report: UFW founder Dolores Huerta partners with Covered California to promote Latino enrollment

Human Rights Activist Featured in Radio Ads and Video Urging Californians to Sign Up for Health Insurance Coverage SACRAMENTO — Covered California™ announced that Dolores Huerta, co-founder of United Farm Workers and a longtime civil rights leader, will appeal to Californians, especially Latinos, to get health care coverage before the end of open enrollment,...
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Oxnard College to present ‘Latinologues’ on March 12

Oxnard College to present ‘Latinologues’ on March 12

OXNARD — The Oxnard College Literature, Arts and Lecture Series will present “Latinologues” from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 So. Rose Ave., Oxnard. Award-winning actor-writer-director-producer-comedian Rick Najera will entertain the audience with monologues from his book, “Latinologues,” and will discuss the image that Latinos...
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