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Guest commentary: The Devil made me do it. American exceptionalism revisited

Guest commentary: The Devil made me do it. American exceptionalism revisited

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 After my blog on American Exceptionalism, I was interviewed by RT News (Russia Talks) —...
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Organización en California de Líderes Campesinas to conduct candlelight vigil, ‘Apron Project’ exhibit on Oct. 25 in Oxnard

Organización en California de Líderes Campesinas to conduct candlelight vigil, ‘Apron Project’ exhibit on Oct. 25 in Oxnard

OXNARD — Líderes Campesinas will hold a vigil against domestic violence from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 500 No. Juanita Ave., Oxnard. As a united community, we will remember women who have died as a result of violence and we will speak out together to end domestic violence,...
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22 new volunteer wish granters needed in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties

22 new volunteer wish granters needed in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties

SAN LUIS OBISPO AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES — Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties currently has a critical need for 22 new  Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County Volunteer Wish Granters. 20 New Wish Granters are needed in Lompoc, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria and 2 are needed in Paso Robles, the organization reported in a media release. Half of those...
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Bilingual commentary: Women warriors

Bilingual commentary: Women warriors

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 Women have been depicted as warriors throughout ancient and modern literature. The mythological Athena, Greek...
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Guest commentary: Lessons from the Working Class. “When the Moment Comes”

Guest commentary: Lessons from the Working Class. “When the Moment Comes”

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 consciousness of a worker is not a curve that rises and falls with wages...
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Chicano Art Collection of Ben Saiz opens Oct. 21 at Ventura College Santa Paula. Reception is Oct. 25

Chicano Art Collection of Ben Saiz opens Oct. 21 at Ventura College Santa Paula. Reception is Oct. 25

SANTA PAULA — The Chicano Art Collection of Ben Saiz will open Monday, Oct. 21 at Ventura College Santa Paula, 957 Faulkner Road, 106, Santa Paula. Curated by Xavier “Big X” Montes, the exhibit features original works of art by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, José Clemente Orozco. The works are from the collection of Ben Saiz,...
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UCSB Multicultural Center to present panel on immigrant rights on Oct. 17

UCSB Multicultural Center to present panel on immigrant rights on Oct. 17

SANTA BARBARA — A panel discussion on “Which way forward for the immigrant rights struggle?” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at the UCSB Multicultural Center. A spate of repressive anti-immigrant laws passed in the last few years has made an estimated 11-12 million undocumented immigrant workers more vulnerable to civil...
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Guest commentary: Oxnard’s Arts in Public Places and that silly little world called ‘sustainability’

Guest commentary: Oxnard’s Arts in Public Places and that silly little world called ‘sustainability’

An open letter to Oxnard’s Art in Public Places Committee 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 We had a lively discussion today...
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El Centrito Family Learning Centers opens new toddler program

El Centrito Family Learning Centers opens new toddler program

OXNARD — El Centrito Family Learning Centers, in partnership with First 5 Ventura County and the Ocean View School District, opened the new Little Dolphins Early Learning Program on Aug. 28, at the Ocean View Early Education Site (OVEES), creating spots for 24 two-year olds. “Brain research clearly tells us that ages 0-5 are...
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Guest commentary: Vestal Virgins

Guest commentary: Vestal Virgins

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 Ancient Rome’s Vestal Virgins were chosen at a ceremony known as a “captio.”  They were...
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Panel discussion examines plight of ‘Out of Status’ students throughout history on Oct. 15 at UCSB

Panel discussion examines plight of ‘Out of Status’ students throughout history on Oct. 15 at UCSB

SANTA BARBARA — They are among California’s highest achievers. High school graduates — in many cases their class valedictorians — community volunteers and now university students. They are hardworking seekers of their own version of the American Dream. They are also undocumented — or “out of status” — a circumstance that every single day threatens...
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Guest commentary: El Día La Raza. What happened to the indigenous race?

Guest commentary: El Día La Raza. What happened to the indigenous race?

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 When César Chávez was asked what he thought about the term la raza, he answered...
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Mexican American Bar Association to present annual scholarship dinner on Oct. 18

Mexican American Bar Association to present annual scholarship dinner on Oct. 18

OXNARD – The Ventura County Mexican American Bar Association and the Education Foundation of MABA will present their annual scholarship dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, 600 E. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard. Luis J. Rodriguez, newly appointed president of the California State Bar and the first Latino to attain...
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Binational Health Week Conference (Oct. 18), health fair (Oct. 19) to be presented in region

Binational Health Week Conference (Oct. 18), health fair (Oct. 19) to be presented in region

The Binational Health Week Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at the Westside Neighborhood Center, 423 W. Victoria St., Santa Barbara. Access to Health Care and Health Care Systems will be the focus of the conference. For details, call 805-984-1372 or send an email to  IvanA.Rodriguez@ventura.org The...
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¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! to present Los Vega in free concerts from Oct. 18-20

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! to present Los Vega in free concerts from Oct. 18-20

SANTA BARBARA — ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! will present Los Vega performing at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Road, Goleta, (805-893-5037); 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Guadalupe City Hall Auditorium, 918 Obispo St., Guadalupe, (805-343-2939); and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Marjorie...
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Photographer to discuss how ‘The Migrant Project’ cultivated food forward on Oct. 19

Photographer to discuss how ‘The Migrant Project’ cultivated food forward on Oct. 19

SANTA PAULA — Photographer Rick Nahmias will speak at the Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 about the creative journey behind his featured exhibition, “The Migrant Project,” the Museum of Ventura County reported in a media release. He will explain how creating the exhibition led to him founding...
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Día de los Muertos workshops to be held Oct. 19, 26 in Oxnard

Día de los Muertos workshops to be held Oct. 19, 26 in Oxnard

OXNARD — Día de los Muertos workshops will be presented Oct. 19 and 26 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Inlakech Cultural Arts Center, 250 E. Fifth St., Oxnard. The Oct. 19 workshop will focus on muerto necklace, painting an design, with the Oct. 26 workshop featuring altar design and construction. The annual...
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Government shutdown, debt ceiling talk set for Oct. 12 at Oxnard Public Library

Government shutdown, debt ceiling talk set for Oct. 12 at Oxnard Public Library

OXNARD — LULAC Youth — Ventura County and “The David Cruz Show” will present “What You Want to Know About the Government Shutdown and the Debt Ceiling” from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Oxnard Main Library, 251 So. A St., Oxnard. Limited seating. RSVP to mecruz.lulac@gmail.com or by texting 818-631-4557.
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De Colores Art Show to celebrate 20th anniversary

De Colores Art Show to celebrate 20th anniversary

SANTA PAULA — The 20th De Colores Art Show, an annual group art exhibit showcasing Latino art and culture, will premiere at the Santa Paula Art Museum on Sunday, Oct. 27 with an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m., organizers reported this week in a media release. The purpose of the long-running De Colores...
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Bilingual commentary: Cultural Jews … But Cultural Catholics?

Bilingual commentary: Cultural Jews … But Cultural Catholics?

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 Articles in the Religion section of the Ventura County Star often get my attention, as...
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UCSB Early Academic Outreach to hold ‘Higher Education Week’ starting Oct. 8

UCSB Early Academic Outreach to hold ‘Higher Education Week’ starting Oct. 8

SANTA BARBARA — The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) at UC Santa Barbara will hold its fall Higher Education Week, a four-day series of events beginning Oct. 8, the university reported in a media release. Representatives from universities, colleges and other institutions of higher education will visit high school campuses in the Santa Maria,...
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Guest commentary: Role Models — They could have been contenders

Guest commentary: Role Models — They could have been contenders

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 Last July salsa singer Marc Anthony, responding to a question on television’s stereotyping of Latinos,...
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CLU to present ‘Un cuento chino (Chinese Take-away)’ on Oct. 9

CLU to present ‘Un cuento chino (Chinese Take-away)’ on Oct. 9

THOUSAND OAKS — California Lutheran University will present “Un cuento chino (Chinese Take-away)” as part of its International Film Festival/Reel Justice Film Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at Muvico Thousand Oaks 14, 166 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. “Chinese Take-away” (2011) is an Argentine comedy that deals with cultural differences through two individuals:...
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Susan Zamudio-Gurrola to speak on Ventura County farmworker housing on Oct. 10 in Santa Paula

Susan Zamudio-Gurrola to speak on Ventura County farmworker housing on Oct. 10 in Santa Paula

SANTA PAULA — Susan Zamudio-Gurrola will speak about the twentieth century history of Ventura County farmworker housing at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at the at the Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum, 926 Railroad Ave., Santa Paula. The speaker, who earned a bachelor’s degree in art and architectural history at UCSB and a master’s...
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Del Pueblo Café to present Sagrario Rodriguez’s ‘Morir Viviendo’ on Oct. 10

Del Pueblo Café to present Sagrario Rodriguez’s ‘Morir Viviendo’ on Oct. 10

SANTA BARBARA — Del Pueblo Café presents Dia de Los Muertos art exhibit featuring the works of Sagrario Rodriguez of Las Valentinas at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at 5134 Hollister Ave. (in the Magnolia Shopping Center), Santa Barbara. “Morir Viviendo” is defined as living your life to the fullest. Taking advantage of every...
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