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Students, educators honored at Rio School District luncheon

Students, educators honored at Rio School District luncheon

Thirty-five 4th- through 8th-grade students were recognized as role models to their peers and adults at the Rio School District’s Inspirational Student Recognition Program Luncheon, the district reported in a media release. The students recognized at the luncheon include Victoria Anaya, Alissa Arroyo, Makani Ash, Gustavo Ayala, Anna Belen Garcia, Angela Botello, Ivy Dimelanta, David Garcia,...
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FOOD Share holds holiday open house Dec. 21

FOOD Share holds holiday open house Dec. 21

FOOD Share will host a holiday open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 21 at 4156 Southbank Road, Oxnard. The open house is in support of the organization’s Tackle Hunger food campaign and a way to thank the community for their ongoing generous support, organizers reported. “The donations of non-perishable food items and...
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Oxnard College Fire Academy cadets attend graduation

Time to cool things off. Oxnard College Regional Fire Academy cadets, Battalion 34, had their Fall Semester graduation on Dec. 12 at the college’s Camarillo Airport Fire Technology facility. Battalion 34 graduated 35 cadets. Congratulating the cadets were members of the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees, Ventura County Fire Dept., Oxnard College...
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Children benefit from Posada Book Drive

Children benefit from Posada Book Drive

CSU Channel Islands professor Kathleen Contreras reads from her book, “Braids/Trencitas,” during the annual Posada Holiday Book Drive held Dec. 9, 2010 at Ruby’s Cafe in Oxnard. Books collected before and during the event will be donated to Mercy Ministries, an organization that serves more than 150 families in the Oxnard area. The event...
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Ventura Music Festival announces 2011 performers, artists

Ventura Music Festival announces 2011 performers, artists

Artists and admirers gathered during the preview reception for the 2011 Ventura Music Festival held Dec. 8 at the Museum of Ventura County, Ventura. The event featured the introduction of the festival’s 17th season performers and artists by Nuvi Mehta, artistic director for the festival, and the introduction of the 2011 festival art by...
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Mexican Consulate holding Posada celebration Dec. 16

Mexican Consulate holding Posada celebration Dec. 16

The Mexican Consulate in Oxnard is holding a Posada Navideña celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 at its offices, 3151 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. Piñatas will be available for the children and food for the family. Free. For more information, call 805.984.2162, ext. 113 or visit: http://delabuela.blogspot.com/2008/12/las-posadas-navideas-en-mxico.html ### Atenta invitación al...
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Teatro holding final performances Dec. 17-18 for ‘Christmas Tales…’

Teatro holding final performances Dec. 17-18 for ‘Christmas Tales…’

Teatro de las Américas and MusicaLatitudes present the final performances for “Christmas Tales and Chants” a Latin American Celebration for the entire family at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17 and 18 at Heritage Square Hall, 731 So. A St., Oxnard. Actors from Teatro de las Américas and musicians and singers from MusicaLatitudes...
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MICOP holding Fiesta Navidena Dec. 18 in Oxnard

The Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project will hold its annual “Fiesta Navidena” to benefit the Mixteco community from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at Fremont Intermediate School, 1130 No. M St., Oxnard and Rio Real Elementary School, 1140 Kenny St., Oxnard. Volunteers are needed for registration, children craft and other projects. For more...
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Grand dance to benefit Santa Barbara Promotores set for Dec. 17

Grand dance to benefit Santa Barbara Promotores set for Dec. 17

A dance to benefit the Santa Barbara Promotores will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at 601 E. Montecito St., Santa Barbara. Donations are $15 for individuals and $25 per couple. For more information, call Josefa Rios at 805.729.7280 or Brenda Lopez at 805.665.7463.
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Jan. 3 is deadline for California Strawberry Festival poster contest

Jan. 3 is deadline for California Strawberry Festival poster contest

Entries are being accepted through Jan. 3 for the annual California Strawberry Festival poster contest, with the winner awarded $2,000, organizers reported this week. The poster will be used in marketing and advertising, as well as printed on collectible T-shirts and promotional items when the 28th annual California Strawberry Festival gets underway on May...
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Familias elboran piñatas y comparten una tradición Mexicana

Familias elboran piñatas y comparten una tradición Mexicana

El Centrito Family Learning Centers y el Consulado de México en Oxnard, invitan a todas las familias del condado de Ventura a participar en el tercer anual “Taller de Piñatas” que se llevara acabo el Viernes 17 de Diciembre, de 1:00 PM a 4:00PM en las instalaciones de El Centrito que se ubica en...
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Families to create piñatas Dec. 17 at El Centrito

Families to create piñatas Dec. 17 at El Centrito

El Centrito Family Learning and the Mexican Consulate will conduct the third annual free “Piñata Making Workshop” for the entire family, from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at El Centrito’s main campus,  450 So. “K” St.  (Old Oxnard High School). Parents and volunteers from El Centrito, the Mexican Consulate and various community organizations have prepared 300...
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University students organize holiday gift drive to benefit Casa Pacifica

University students organize holiday gift drive to benefit Casa Pacifica

Student Government at CSU Channel Islands has organized a holiday gift drive to benefit 430 children who are residents at Casa Pacifica in Camarillo. Casa Pacifica provides a home, school and treatment facility for abused, neglected and severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents from the tri-county area of Southern California. Several years ago CI’s...
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Hispanic Business Council holds Posada holiday book drive Dec. 9

Hispanic Business Council holds Posada holiday book drive Dec. 9

The Gold Coast Annual Posada Holiday Book Drive will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 at Ruby’s Cafe, 348 So. Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard. The cost is $10 and a new children’s book. New books will be donated to Mercy Ministries, an organization that serves more than 150 families in the...
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CSUCI’s Art Program presents “Student Art Sale Extravaganza!”

CSUCI’s Art Program presents “Student Art Sale Extravaganza!”

The CSU Channel Islands Art Program will present its sixth annual “Student Art Sale Extravaganza,” with a gala reception open to the public in the Napa Hall art studios on Thursday, Dec. 9. The three-day benefit art sale will feature student art including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography, illustration, digital prints, and graphic design products.  Art...
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