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Jackson Issues Statement on DeVos Announcement to Rescind Title IX Protections

Jackson Issues Statement on DeVos Announcement to Rescind Title IX Protections

Jackson Urges Brown to Sign Her Bill, SB 169, To Codify Title IX Guidelines SACRAMENTO – Following the announcement this morning by federal Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that the Trump Administration made the decision to rescind Obama-era guidelines on Title IX and student sexual assault and harassment, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)  issued...
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Museum of Ventura County update for Sept. 22

Museum of Ventura County update for Sept. 22

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. Museum of Ventura County Educator Showcase and Volunteer Fair Attention volunteers and teachers! Come learn about the many volunteer opportunities and quality education programs available at the Museum of Ventura County and the Agriculture Museum at the Educator Showcase and Volunteer...
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Guest column: Latino Art and its importance in the local / national dialogue

Guest column: Latino Art and its importance in the local / national dialogue

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 Latinos were the flavour of the month, on and off, throughout the 1980’s for many...
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Caring Together Lompoc Makes Final Push for Community Feedback

Caring Together Lompoc Makes Final Push for Community Feedback

Last day to participate in survey is September 28 LOMPOC — Now entering the home stretch of their campaign to generate community feedback about the perception of caregiving, Caring Together Lompoc is asking for those who live or work in the Lompoc Valley area to complete the short survey by Thursday, September 28. Stemming from...
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UCSB scholars awarded grants for studies on Mexico’s black population and immigrants’ mental health

UCSB scholars awarded grants for studies on Mexico’s black population and immigrants’ mental health

By Jim Medina • UCSB Asking the right question is key to producing an accurate survey. Not only must the question be right — it must be asked in the right way. Consider the first-ever tally of Mexico’s black population. To recognize citizens of African descent, Mexico’s census agency, INEGI, conducted a preliminary count in...
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Social Justice Fund for Ventura County update for Sept. 21

Social Justice Fund for Ventura County update for Sept. 21

Click here to view the entire e-newsletter   Creating Change, Not Charity Dear Friends, We are on our way to another year of grant making! The Social Justice Fund’s Board members are meeting with neighborhood activists, nonprofit leaders and elected officials—friends old and new—to learn which local issues concern them most.  These conversations will...
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A father of five makes the transition from wide-eyed community college transfer to a ‘model student/scholar’ at UCSB

A father of five makes the transition from wide-eyed community college transfer to a ‘model student/scholar’ at UCSB

By Jim Logan • UCSB Luck is often more than random good fortune; it’s the product of vision and planning. Just ask Ruben Maldonado. A few years ago he worked for General Motors as a manager, putting in nearly 20 years. It was a bad time for the company — Maldonado called it “chaos”...
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Rebozo Festival 2018 Grant Application to close on Sept. 29

Rebozo Festival 2018 Grant Application to close on Sept. 29

VENTURA COUNTY — Rebozo Festival, Inc., is pleased to announce that awards of up to $20,000 will be granted to qualified non-profit organizations that focus on the cultural, social and/or educational needs of the Ventura County community. The application process will close September 29th, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Rebozo Festival, Inc., encourages non-profit organizations that meet...
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CSUCI Foundation welcomes new board members

CSUCI Foundation welcomes new board members

CAMARILLO — The CSU Channel Islands Foundation is six members stronger, thanks to the addition of members who bring a wealth of experience and talent to the board. Agricultural business woman Betsy Grether was voted onto the board in late 2016 and MannKind Corp. CEO Hakan Edstrom and Attorney Chuck Cohen were voted in last February. Former...
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CSUCI Alumni Relations Director Tania Garcia will chair Camarillo Chamber of Commerce

CSUCI Alumni Relations Director Tania Garcia will chair Camarillo Chamber of Commerce

CAMARILLO — Tania Garcia, CSU Channel Islands’ (CSUCI) Director of Development, Alumni Relations, is the new chairperson of the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce. In her new capacity as Chamber chairperson, Garcia plans to search for opportunities that enrich the Camarillo business community. Garcia sees the Chamber’s role as helping businesses succeed by finding unique ways to support...
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CSUCI named one of the top 10 safest campuses in the nation

CSUCI named one of the top 10 safest campuses in the nation

CAMARILLO — A national higher education statistics company called CollegeStats.org has named CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) one of the top 10 safest campuses in the nation. The website gathered its data by looking at the crime rates of the top 100 most attended schools in the U.S. CollegeStats.org ranked CSUCI the ninth safest campus in the nation. “We have an amazing...
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Bilingual commentary: The Dilemma of the DREAMers

Bilingual commentary: The Dilemma of the DREAMers

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Recently, the unfortunate residents of south Texas and then south Florida knew that storms were brewing and growing before they struck. Similarly, this country’s DREAMers, who had been afforded protection from deportation and other benefits under the Obama administration, could see the dark clouds gathering the...
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City of Oxnard Cultural and Community Services update for Sept. 14

Visit https://www.oxnard.org for more information   September 2017 DEPARTMENT NEWS OXNARD PAL HELPS KIDS START THE SCHOOL YEAR PREPARED! The Oxnard Police Activities League (PAL) recently expanded on its Back-to-School Outreach program by providing free backpacks to students at Haycox School in Oxnard?s Southwinds neighborhood. The giveaways took place from August 23rd through August 25th,...
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Jackson Bill SB 169 Passes Assembly Floor, Heads Back to Senate

Jackson Bill SB 169 Passes Assembly Floor, Heads Back to Senate

SACRAMENTO – While the Trump Administration works to roll back Obama-era efforts protecting students from sex discrimination and sexual assault on campuses under Title IX, the California legislature passed SB 169, a bill authored by  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)  that will codify these civil rights protections into state law. The bill passed...
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Museum of Ventura County update for Sept. 14

Museum of Ventura County update for Sept. 14

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. In conjunction with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Latin American & Latino Art in LA, the Museum of Ventura County presents Ayer y Todavía Experience Chicano culture and history, as well as current struggles and social issues,...
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