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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’s SB 63, New Parent Leave Act, Passes Off Senate Floor, Heads to Governor’s Desk

Jackson’s SB 63, New Parent Leave Act, Passes Off Senate Floor, Heads to Governor’s Desk

SACRAMENTO — SB 63, a bill authored by  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)  to provide 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected maternity and paternity leave for Californians who work for smaller employers of 20 or more, passed the Assembly floor today on a 51-15 vote. The bill now heads back to the Senate for concurrence. SB...
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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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The Collective Studio at Pacific View Mall seeking participants for free Día de los Muertos Workshops

PACIFIC VIEW MALL – VENTURA   WE WANT YOU! FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS NOW SEEKING PARTICIPANTS preparing for the FREE community celebration absolutely no experience required!   FREE WORKSHOPS NOW IN SESSION All ages invited to be part of the preparations leading up to  the big free community celebration.   Traditional Art with Yenelli Law...
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Hispanic Heritage Month begins with shows on Sept. 15 in Oxnard, Ventura and Camarillo

Hispanic Heritage Month begins with shows on Sept. 15 in Oxnard, Ventura and Camarillo

The Latino Vision Group in Oxnard will hold an opening reception for the Chicano/a Art show “Latino Visions in Oxnard 2017” from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the former Social Security Administration building, 424 South B St., near Plaza Park, Oxnard. Exhibits will be presented through Monday, Oct. 30 at multiple venues. In celebration...
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United Way of Ventura County — There for those who need us most

United Way of Ventura County — There for those who need us most

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   President’s Message Dear Friends,  Hurricane Harvey reminds us of the need to prepare and the critical role that United Way plays, along with our partners, in disaster preparation. One of the challenges after a catastrophe strikes is mobilizing caring citizens so they can effectively help their neighbors...
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Breaking Promise to Act ‘With Heart,’ Trump Administration Ends DACA, Eliminates Protection for 800,000 Dreamers

Breaking Promise to Act ‘With Heart,’ Trump Administration Ends DACA, Eliminates Protection for 800,000 Dreamers

Washington, D.C. – President Donald Trump (on Sept. 5)rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama-era immigration policy that grants deportation relief for undocumented people who were brought to the U.S. as children, known as Dreamers. Established in 2012, DACA currently protects 800,000 immigrants and grants them the right to remain in...
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Santa Barbara Museum of Art update for Aug. 31

Santa Barbara Museum of Art update for Aug. 31

  Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Sunday, September 17 Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now Exhibition Opening! Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now brings together 49 artworks, consisting of installation, sculpture, photography, and video, dating from the early 1990s to the present. A distinctive figure in the international legacy of installation art, Valeska Soares interweaves themes of...
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Sept. 23 — 12th Annual Boys & Girls Club’s “Day for Kids” – Free Event Provides Families a Day of Fun and Quality Time Together

Sept. 23 — 12th Annual Boys & Girls Club’s “Day for Kids” – Free Event Provides Families a Day of Fun and Quality Time Together

VENTURA COUNTY — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme invites the community to the 11th Annual “Day for Kids” 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Martin V. Smith Youth Center, 1900 West 5th Street, Oxnard. The free event boasts a family-fun atmosphere, with carnival games,...
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Starting Sept. 28 through April 29 — From Marimba to Mariachi: ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Announces New Season of Free Concerts

Starting Sept. 28 through April 29 — From Marimba to Mariachi: ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Announces New Season of Free Concerts

From Marimba to Mariachi: ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Announces New Season of Free Concerts Summary Five groups representing diverse traditions, innovation and inspiration in Latino music and dance: Buyepongo, Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet, La Cuneta Son Machin, Gaby Moreno, and Mariachi Aztlán Free family events in accessible neighborhood venues, followed by refreshments and...
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Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 — ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! announces Buyepongo: Traditional sounds of Central America + Los Angeles Sonic Diversity = Tropical Cumbia Dance Party!

Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 — ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! announces Buyepongo: Traditional sounds of Central America + Los Angeles Sonic Diversity = Tropical Cumbia Dance Party!

Warm up with free cumbia dance class before each show Summary: Los Angeles- based group specializing in cumbia and Afro-beat music from the coasts of Central America Three opportunities to see them for FREE: Friday, September 29, 7 pm, Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Road, Isla Vista Saturday, September 30, 7 pm, Guadalupe City Hall,...
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Sept. 30 — 6th Annual Port of Hueneme Banana Festival

Sept. 30 — 6th Annual Port of Hueneme Banana Festival

PORT HUENEME — Bananas are tops at the 6th Annual Port of Hueneme Banana Festival, Saturday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Festival guests will enjoy a variety of delicious foods, including BBQ, empanadas, gourmet grilled cheese, sushi burritos, shaved ice, banana splits (of course!), banana beignets and more. Each food vendor...
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Sept. 30 — Free Concert and Cumbia Dance Party with Buyepongo! in Guadalupe

Sept. 30 — Free Concert and Cumbia Dance Party with Buyepongo! in Guadalupe

GUADALUPE  — Buyepongo: Traditional sounds of Central America + Los Angeles Sonic Diversity = Tropical Cumbia Dance Party! FREE concert and cumbia dance party Presented by ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Saturday, September 30 Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe 6:15 pm Free Cumbia Class with Ricardo Gabaldon and Free Concert with...
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