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Bilingual commentary: Reinvest in higher education

Bilingual commentary: Reinvest in higher education

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 Das Williams / Guest contributor “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Those...
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Oxnard College to present Juan Felipe Herrera on April 30

Oxnard College to present Juan Felipe Herrera on April 30

OXNARD — UC Riverside English Professor and California State Poet Lauret Juan Felipe Herrera will read poems from his many books and discuss his journey from being a migrant worker to a published poet and a voice for the Mexican American experience to holding office for poetry in California from 1 to 2 p.m....
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Rick Najera’s LatinoLogues to be presented May 1-3 at Oxnard College

Rick Najera’s LatinoLogues to be presented May 1-3 at Oxnard College

OXNARD — The Oxnard College Institute for Latino Performing Arts will present Rick Najera’s “LatinoLogues” at 7 p.m. May 1, 2, and 3 in the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 So. Rose Ave., Oxnard. LatinoLogues is the longest running and only showcase of its kind in America, organizers reported in a media release. This...
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Guest commentary: Academe as a plantation — A false consciousness

Guest commentary: Academe as a plantation — A false consciousness

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 The Webster’s dictionary defines a plantation as “a large area of land especially in a...
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Sixth grader from César Chávez Elementary School in Oxnard wins California Strawberry Festival’s 2014 Youth Art Design contest

Sixth grader from César Chávez Elementary School in Oxnard wins California Strawberry Festival’s 2014 Youth Art Design contest

OXNARD — From an all-time record of 1,800 entries, the “berrilious” design of 11-year-old Itzel Gonzalez from César Chávez Elementary in Oxnard was selected as the winner of the 31st Annual California Strawberry Festival Youth Art Design Contest, the festival’s organizers reported in a media release. Festival representatives held a pizza party and award presentation...
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El Concilio profile: Edlyn Vallejo Peña

El Concilio profile: Edlyn Vallejo Peña

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 Edlyn Vallejo Peña...
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Guest commentary: Cops in OSD schools

Guest commentary: Cops in OSD schools

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 This week the Oxnard Police Department and the Oxnard School District contemplated the joint partnership of...
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Guest commentary: Successful partnership continues to benefit McGrath State Beach

Guest commentary: Successful partnership continues to benefit McGrath State Beach

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 Melissa Baffa / Executive director of Friends of the Channel Coast State Parks It almost sounds like the opening line from...
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Bilingual commentary: Cold War II?

Bilingual commentary: Cold War 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 One of the hallmarks of being an older member of the “boomer generation” is our...
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Bilingual report: PODER to voice opposition to Santa Barbara gang injunction on April 22

Bilingual report: PODER to voice opposition to Santa Barbara gang injunction on April 22

SANTA BARBARA — PODER (People Organized for the Defense and Equal Rights of Santa Barbara Youth) will gather with other community members to voice opposition to the gang injunction prior to City Council’s first-ever public vote on the matter at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at the the Santa Barbara City Hall, 735 Anacapa St.,...
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Future Leaders of America to present STEM Career Seminar on April 26

Future Leaders of America to present STEM Career Seminar on April 26

OXNARD — Future Leaders of America will be hosting a Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics (STEM) Career Seminar for 60 high school and junior college students from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Center for Employment Training, 761 So. C St., Oxnard, the organization reported in a media release.  The purpose of the FLA...
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Ventura County hospital leaders to report findings from community health-needs assessments on April 29

Ventura County hospital leaders to report findings from community health-needs assessments on April 29

CAMARILLO — Representatives of hospitals, health systems and the Public Health Department will present a “state of Ventura County’s health” during the “Public Health and Hospital Needs Assessment Findings” session at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 29 at the VCCF Nonprofit Center in Camarillo. The free presentation is part of the Ventura County Community Foundation’s...
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Guest commentary: Horatio Alger — The Illusion of Public Higher Education

Guest commentary: Horatio Alger — The Illusion of Public Higher Education

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 The United States is the land of illusions. Like Disneyland, it is more fiction than...
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El Concilio profile: Frank P. Barajas

El Concilio profile: Frank P. Barajas

Editor’s note: Part of a continuing series of stories profiling the award-winners of El Concilio Family Service 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 Frank P....
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Bilingual report: Enedina Castañeda takes part in ‘Mujer: Versos en Vuelo’ at USC

Bilingual report: Enedina Castañeda takes part in ‘Mujer: Versos en Vuelo’ at USC

“Woman: Verses in Flight “ Summary Recital Words host: Dr. Dagoberto Ramos “In the academic setting of the University of Southern California, USC Campus , on March 30, 2014 , the International Women’s Day program, entitled I celebrate ” Verses in Flight ,” was masterfully presented by Santa Maria educator and Mexican poet. Poems...
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Ninth annual Noche de Fiesta to be held April 16 at CSU Channel Islands

Ninth annual Noche de Fiesta to be held April 16 at CSU Channel Islands

CAMARILLO — The ninth annual Noche de Fiesta, presented by El Club de Español, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 in Malibu Hall 100. Come celebrate the diversity of the Hispanic cultures as we feature the Caribbean rhythms of Invasión Latina, a popular Los Angeles-based ensamble of Latin American...
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El Concilio Family Services announces 25th Annual Latino Leadership Award winners

El Concilio Family Services announces 25th Annual Latino Leadership Award winners

OXNARD — Two university professors, a college and career counselor, an attorney, a coordinator of a college-readiness program, a gifted high school student, a successful high school and a police sergeant will be recognized when El Concilio Family Services presents its 25th annual Latino Leadership Awards at a gala on Saturday, May 31 at...
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Ventura College Santa Paula to present ‘Panel Discussion: Transforming Adversities to Resounding Victories!’ on April 10

Ventura College Santa Paula to present ‘Panel Discussion: Transforming Adversities to Resounding Victories!’ on April 10

SANTA PAULA — Ventura College Santa Paula will present the ‘Panel Discussion: Transforming Adversities to Resounding Victories!’ from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at 957 Faulkner Road, Santa Paula. Featured panelists include: Councilwoman for the City of Oxnard, Carmen Ramirez, Esq. Health Educator, Katalina Navarro Motivational Speaker for the SGI Victory over Violence campaign, Dominique...
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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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