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Students have until Jan. 4 to apply for Ventura Music Festival’s Student Jazz Competition

Students have until Jan. 4 to apply for Ventura Music Festival’s Student Jazz Competition

Students are encouraged to mail or e-mail examples of their instrumental work by Jan. 4 to apply for the Ventura Music Festival’s fifth annual Student Jazz Competition, with the winner to perform on stage on with Latin jazz legend Arturo Sandoval. Last year’s competition winner was Christian Choh, a 17-year-old alto sax player from...
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Sugar Beets holding New Year’s Eve celebration

Sugar Beets holding New Year’s Eve celebration

Reservations are strongly suggested for the New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Sugar Beets Restaurant, 255 So. A St., Oxnard, co-owner Lupe Ledesma reported recently. The event, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, features a plated dinner created by Chef Martin Ledesma, and dancing to the music of the Minidriver Band, which will play...
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Toy donations sought for S.B.’s Reyes Magos celebration

Toy donations sought for S.B.’s Reyes Magos celebration

Donations of toys are being accepted  for the Reyes Magos celebration that will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in Santa Barbara, the Mexican Consulate in Oxnard reported this week. The celebration is organized by the Mexican Consulate, the Unity Shoppe Organization...
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De Colores holding closing reception Dec. 30

De Colores holding closing reception Dec. 30

Andrea Vargas-Mendoza will be one of the guest artists attending the closing reception for the De Colores Art Exhibit from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30 at the Santa Paula Art Museum, 117 No. 10th St., Santa Paula. The exhibit highlights the narrative paintings and cultural story telling of 40 Latino visual artists...
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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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