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Bilingual commentary: Attachment vs. Passion

Bilingual commentary: Attachment vs. Passion

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 Most of us, every day, navigate the tension between attachment and passion. Like the Greek...
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CSU Channel Islands panel explores local Latina women baseball teams around WWII during presentation on March 25

CSU Channel Islands panel explores local Latina women baseball teams around WWII during presentation on March 25

CAMARILLO — With the men off fighting World War II, women were left to take over jobs and in some cases, baseball diamonds. The 1992 Movie “A League of Their Own” dramatized the creation of the wartime All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, but CSU Channel Islands (CI) Professor of Chicana/o Studies Jose Alamillo, Ph.D., said there...
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‘Oxnard Caravana (43) — Todos somas Ayotzinapa’ el 26 de marzo en Oxnard

‘Oxnard Caravana (43) — Todos somas Ayotzinapa’ el 26 de marzo en Oxnard

OXNARD — “Oxnard Caravana (43) — Todos somas Ayotzinapa — ¡Su dolor es nuestro dolor!” comienza a las 5:30 pm el 26 de marzo in la Placita de Oxnard, 500 S. C St. Caminaremos a Café on A, 438 S. A St., para un foro comunitario. “Invitamos a todos los colectivos, organizaciones y la...
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Frank Barajas to speak on the ‘Rise of the Chicano Movement in Southern California, 1960-1975′ starting March 27

Frank Barajas to speak on the ‘Rise of the Chicano Movement in Southern California, 1960-1975′ starting March 27

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands Professor Frank Barajas will present the program “Curious Uprisings: The Rise of the Chicano Movement in Southern California, 1960 to 1975″ starting March 27 as part of the six-week Osher Lifelearning Institute (OLLI) course at CSUCI. The program will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the university’s Broom...
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Ventura College to host 28th annual Latina Leadership Network Conference through March 28

Ventura College to host 28th annual Latina Leadership Network Conference through March 28

VENTURA — Ventura College will host the Latina Leadership Network’s (LLN) 28th Annual Conference, “Latina Leadership: Pursuing Equity in the 21st Century”  from March 26 through 28, college officials reported in a media release. The conference will focus on the impact that student equity funding will have on Latina students, how Latinas are represented at...
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Video Watch Party for the ‘Arriba Con Hillary’ video to be held in Oxnard on March 27

Video Watch Party for the ‘Arriba Con Hillary’ video to be held in Oxnard on March 27

OXNARD — A video watch party for “¡Arriba Con Hillary!” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 27 at Downtown Sol, 328 W. Third St., in the Lopez building in downtown Oxnard, organizers reported in a media release. The song and video “Arriba Con Hillary” was produced in Ventura County. Mariachi Aguilas de...
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Guest commentary: No, it is not wrong to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day!

Guest commentary: No, it is not wrong to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day!

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 my last blog I made the point that it is becoming routine and even...
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Trudy Arriaga selected as ‘Woman of the Year’ by Assemblymember Williams

Trudy Arriaga selected as ‘Woman of the Year’ by Assemblymember Williams

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Das Williams (D – Carpinteria) has selected Ventura Unified School District Superintendent Trudy Arriaga to represent the 37th Assembly District as the 2015 Woman of the Year. “It has been a privilege to work with Dr. Arriaga during my time in the Assembly,” Williams stated in the release. “She has been...
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Bilingual commentary: When failing math really hurts

Bilingual commentary: When failing math really hurts

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 It goes without saying that many people in this country struggle with mathematics. Unfortunately, being...
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Guest commentary: St. Patrick’s Day also a time to remember strong Irish-Mexican connection

Guest commentary: St. Patrick’s Day also a time to remember strong Irish-Mexican connection

Editor’s note: A timely re-posting of a 2013 column by Mona AlvaradoFrazier. Amigos805 welcomes guest columns, letters to the editors 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 In my family we have...
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Café on A to present ‘La Cosecha / The Harvest’ photo exhibit, film screening on March 21

Café on A to present ‘La Cosecha / The Harvest’ photo exhibit, film screening on March 21

OXNARD — The Dr. Rodolfo F. Acuña Art Gallery & Cultural Center at Café on A will present “La Cosecha / The Harvest” photo exhibit and film screening from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at 438 S. A St., Oxnard. Every year more than 400,000 American children pick the food we all eat. In...
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Guest commentary: History is important but beware of warped historical memories

Guest commentary: History is important but beware of warped historical memories

La llorona and el cucuy 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 History is distorted in many ways and it is not...
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Former Allan Hancock College ESL instructor to walk nearly 500 miles to fundraise for scholarship in memory of Fidel Herrera

Former Allan Hancock College ESL instructor to walk nearly 500 miles to fundraise for scholarship in memory of Fidel Herrera

  Michael McMahon plans to help his former mentor fulfill a lifelong dream of creating a scholarship at Hancock for ESL students SANTA MARIA — For more than 20 years, Fidel Herrera taught English as a second language (ESL) classes at Allan Hancock College. He led the charge to develop the college’s ESL credit...
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Bilingual commentary: Banning the American Flag?

Bilingual commentary: Banning the American Flag?

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 I’m a mix of conservative and liberal proclivities, but when it comes to respect for...
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12th annual Santa Barbara Brazilian Carnaval ‘Cultural’ to begin March 14

12th annual Santa Barbara Brazilian Carnaval ‘Cultural’ to begin March 14

SANTA BARBARA — The 12th Santa Barbara Brazilian Carnaval “Cultural” will kick off at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14 with the “Feijoada Sabor Carnaval” and the open house at the Brazil Arts Café, 1230 State St, Santa Barbara, event organizers reported in a media release. The biggest and only country south of the border...
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Guest commentary: Oxnard — The Arts City of Ventura County

Guest commentary: Oxnard — The Arts City of Ventura County

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 city of Oxnard’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) Awards Committee has just reviewed some 50...
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Guest commentary: Impaction meeting bizarre

Guest commentary: Impaction meeting bizarre

The illusion in the making 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 Two expressions stick in my mind from the 1960s, “Don’t...
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Early Academic Outreach Program brings colleges and universities to high schools in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties

Early Academic Outreach Program brings colleges and universities to high schools in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties

By Andrea Estrada / UCSB The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) at UC Santa Barbara will hold its annual spring Higher Education Week, a four-day event beginning on Tuesday, March 10. Representatives from universities, colleges and other institutions of higher education will visit high school campuses in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties to meet...
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March cover story: Opening their hearts, home to foster children

March cover story: Opening their hearts, home to foster children

Foster VC Kids seeks to double amount of foster caregivers in Ventura County By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 While National Foster Care Awareness Month actually falls in May, Elizabeth Thasiah wants to raise that awareness immediately because of the urgent need for foster care families in Ventura County. “We just can’t wait. The...
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Commentary: Hispanics more likely to believe humans causing climate change

Commentary: Hispanics more likely to believe humans causing climate change

By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 It was an interesting bit of political theater presented in Congress last week. Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe wandered onto the Senate floor during a discussion questioning the science behind climate change. “Do you know what this is? It’s a snowball,” said Inhofe, who was seen holding the frozen...
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Bilingual commentary: No girls at the Altar

Bilingual commentary: No girls at the Altar

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 Just when we thought the Catholic Church, the institution in which I grew up, was...
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Local news briefs

Local news briefs

CARPINTERIA — Girls Inc. of Carpinteria has announced that Arianna Lopez, an 18-year-old senior and a long-time Girls Inc. of Carpinteria participant, has been selected as a 2015 scholarship winner in the competitive Girls Inc. National Scholar Program. She was awarded $20,000 to be applied toward going to college and earning a degree. Girls...
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Finance: Rebounding from a late start to retirement savings

Finance: Rebounding from a late start to retirement savings

By Metro Editorial Services (MS) Some people do not have the ability to begin saving for retirement early on. Others may have brushed retirement savings aside for so long that they are now worried that it’s too late to begin socking away money for retirement. While it’s best to start saving for retirement as...
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Local business information

Local business information

> The Office of Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, District 44, has announced a regional workshop designed to help business owners understand the application process to apply for the “California Competes Tax Credit” from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 6 at the Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, in the Oak...
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Health: News for expectant Hispanic mothers

Health: News for expectant Hispanic mothers

By Metro Editorial Services (MS) Doctors are urging pregnant Hispanic women to be more aware of the potential birth defects that affect children of Hispanic mothers in seemingly higher rates than other ethnicities. According to a major finding in a report released by the March of Dimes, babies born to Hispanic mothers have a...
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