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Guest commentary: Reflections on the Chicano Art Movimiento — A primer

Guest commentary: Reflections on the Chicano Art Movimiento — A primer

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 THE LATEST CHAPTER: I wrote this article some years ago in response to the suffocating strangle...
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Adolfo Camarillo High School Mariachi program is seeking donations

Adolfo Camarillo High School Mariachi program is seeking donations

Friends of Adolfo Camarillo High School Mariachi: Economic times such as these reduce government funding. Budgets cuts have cost the school system millions of dollars. Groups such as the ACHS Mariachi must raise most of their funding on their own. I am writing this letter to ask for your support to help our student-musicians...
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Bilingual commentary: Free community college — Doing our homework

Bilingual commentary: Free community college — Doing our homework

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 Certainly, there’s some merit in President Obama’s recent Kennedyesque call for a massive goal, in...
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UCSB Multicultural Center to present discussion on ‘Mass Deportation and Global Capitalism’ on Jan. 27

UCSB Multicultural Center to present discussion on ‘Mass Deportation and Global Capitalism’ on Jan. 27

SANTA BARBARA — The UCSB Multicultural Center to present discussion on ‘Mass Deportation and Global Capitalism’ at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the MCC Lounge. In the spring of 2014, President Obama’s administration reached a landmark of more than 2 million deportations – more in under six years than the sum total of...
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Guest commentary: The Beginning of the end of the public university

Guest commentary: The Beginning of the end of the public university

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. “The best of times …the worst of times.” By Rodolfo F. Acuña / Guest contributor The 1960s were “the best of times...
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CSU Channel Islands confirms a case of measles. Seeks to warn students

CSU Channel Islands confirms a case of measles. Seeks to warn students

Second incident reported this week in Camarillo Also see: > Ventura County Public Health reports five cases of measles confirmed, including one in Camarillo CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CI) has confirmed that a student who does not live on campus has been diagnosed with a case of measles, the university reported Friday in a media...
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Guest commentary: Debt peonage of a new sort

Guest commentary: Debt peonage of a new sort

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 Last fall semester, I shared a bus ride from campus with a California State...
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Guest commentary: Conscientious objector

Guest commentary: Conscientious objector

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 contributo My brother Sergio, joined the Navy in the summer of 1967, right after he graduated by...
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Bilingual commentary: Dante’s View: A hellish beauty

Bilingual commentary: Dante’s View: A hellish beauty

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 most magical, transformative and mystical moments of my life was when I...
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UCSB Multicultural Center to present Cup of Culture film screening of ‘Who is Dayani Cristal?’ on Jan. 21

UCSB Multicultural Center to present Cup of Culture film screening of ‘Who is Dayani Cristal?’ on Jan. 21

SANTA BARBARA — The UCSB Multicultural Center to present Cup of Culture film screening of ‘Who is Dayani Cristal?’ at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 at the MCC Theater. Following a team of dedicated staff from the Pima County Morgue in Arizona, director Marc Silver seeks to answer the question “Who is Dayani Cristal”? This...
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Guest commentary: Paris is the ‘Capital of the World’ …

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 An accompanying headline boomed “AT WAR WITH RADICAL ISLAM.” The reaction was in response to...
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Women’s Economic Ventures to hold free Spanish-language Self-Employment Training orientation sessions in Ventura County on Jan. 17, 20 and 27

Women’s Economic Ventures to hold free Spanish-language Self-Employment Training orientation sessions in Ventura County on Jan. 17, 20 and 27

VENTURA COUNTY— Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) Women’s Business Center is holding free informational orientation sessions in Ventura County to help you determine your readiness for one of WEV’s business courses, the organization reported in a media release. Orientation is required to enroll in select courses such as the Spanish Self-Employment Training (SSET) program. WEV...
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Bilingual commentary: The new age of marketing

Bilingual commentary: The new age of marketing

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 money is spent on traditional advertising, which in the world of television and radio...
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Guest commentary: Report Card

Guest commentary: Report Card

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. Should Latinos get a pass By Rodolfo F. Acuña / Guest contributor When growing up, the most dreaded event was “Report Card...
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Friends of Ben Saiz establish Ben Saiz Memorial Scholarship through the Ventura College Foundation

Friends of Ben Saiz establish Ben Saiz Memorial Scholarship through the Ventura College Foundation

VENTURA — Friends of Ben Saiz have established the Ben Saiz Memorial Scholarship through the Ventura College Foundation, organizers reported in a media release. Please help us with a tax-deductible donation, or please forward to anyone who may be interested in supporting this cause, organizers reported. The scholarship will be designated for students from Ventura...
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Bilingual report: emPower hosts Spanish language home energy workshop on Jan. 12 in Oxnard

Bilingual report: emPower hosts Spanish language home energy workshop on Jan. 12 in Oxnard

OXNARD — emPower Ventura County invites local Spanish speaking homeowners to learn how emPower can help them access easy and affordable home energy upgrades during a free dinner workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12  at the Oxnard Public Library, Salon B, 251 S. A St.,  Oxnard, the City of Oxnard reported in a media release....
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Bilingual report: The Wellness Center / El Centro de Bienestar in Oxnard to launch Latino Indiginous Program in Spanish starting Jan. 13

Bilingual report: The Wellness Center / El Centro de Bienestar in Oxnard to launch Latino Indiginous Program in Spanish starting Jan. 13

OXNARD — The Wellness Center / El Centro de Bienestar in Oxnard will launch a Latino Indiginous Program in Spanish from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting  Jan. 13 at 2697 Saviers Road in the Centerpoint Mall, Oxnard. “Visit the Wellness Center. We have support groups and activities that can help you,...
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Forum on ‘California Crossroads Tour: Taking Back our Health and Communities’ to be held Jan. 14 in Oxnard

Forum on ‘California Crossroads Tour: Taking Back our Health and Communities’ to be held Jan. 14 in Oxnard

OXNARD – “When Governor Jerry Brown began his historic fourth term this month, he vowed to position California as a leader in the fight against climate change, in part by moving the state to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. But, Brown’s vision is undermined by continued oil industry development in California, including fracking...
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January cover story: Hunger in the 805 region — an ongoing concern

January cover story: Hunger in the 805 region — an ongoing concern

Food drives during the holidays help, but don’t solve daily issue for those in need By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 It was a bountiful gathering, nearly 200,000 pounds of food collected during the weekend of Dec. 5-7 to provide for those in need in Ventura County. FOOD Share — Ventura County’s Food Bank’s...
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Finance: How senior donors can avoid scams

Finance: How senior donors can avoid scams

By Metro Editorial Services (MS) Con artists masquerading as charities can victimize anyone, but seniors are especially vulnerable to such criminals. Men and women who perpetrate charitable fraud often target older men and women, feeling that seniors are more likely to have a significant amount of money in their bank accounts and less likely...
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Local business information

Local business information

> State Treasurer John Chiang to be keynote speaker at Economic Development Collaborative — Ventura County annual meeting from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. Chiang will talk about the state’s economy and its impact on Ventura County. Tickets are $75 per person,...
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Health: Immunizations important for adults, too

Health: Immunizations important for adults, too

By Metro Editorial Services (MS) New parents can easily become overwhelmed by the number of pediatrician visits their children need. By the time a child celebrates his or her fifth birthday, he or she has seemingly been administered dozens of immunizations. But even though people get the majority of their vaccinations while they are...
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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 January in Ventura County. Visit http://www.clinicas.org/outreach/calendar/2015-01 to find times, dates and locations.   > The Ventura County Health Care Agency provides a calendar of upcoming health events, including flu clinics during...
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¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! to present Mariachi Flor de Toloache Jan. 9 through 11

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! to present Mariachi Flor de Toloache Jan. 9 through 11

SANTA BARBARA — ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! will present Mariachi Flor de Toloache at 7 p.m. Friday at Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Road; at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo St.; and at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Marjorie Luke Theater at Santa Barbara Jr. High, 721...
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Armando Durón to discuss the art of Gilbert ‘Magu’ Lujan at the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula on Jan. 8

Armando Durón to discuss the art of Gilbert ‘Magu’ Lujan at the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula on Jan. 8

SANTA PAULA — Chicano art collector and expert Armando Durón will discuss his relationship with the late artist Gilbert “Magu” Lujan over the course of several decades, as well as interpreting the artwork of Magu currently on view from the Durón Family Collection, during a special gallery talk from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday,...
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