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Bilingual commentary: Men and Mermaids

Bilingual commentary: Men and Mermaids

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local 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 David Magallanes We normally associate mermaids with little girls’ fantasies. How many...
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Bilingual commentary: Open Season on Women

Bilingual commentary: Open Season on Women

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local 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 David Magallanes “Open season” is that time of the year when particular...
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RISE Launches Public Awareness Campaign

RISE Launches Public Awareness Campaign

New resources help make the connection between health and relationships SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — RISE is proud to announce the launch of its latest public awareness campaign focused on the relationship between health and experiences of sexual assault/abuse and intimate partner violence. “Traditionally at RISE, we focus on the mental and emotional health of our...
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Bilingual report: July 24 through Aug. 4 — Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundations presents Summer Camps

Bilingual report: July 24 through Aug. 4 — Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundations presents Summer Camps

PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundations will present Summer Camps through Aug. 4. The Theater & Art camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 24 through 28. The Music & Dance camp will be held from July 31 through Aug. 4. Early enrollment starts now through May 31 at...
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Through July 28 — Bilingual report: Teatro de las Américas to present workshop for children, youth

Through July 28 — Bilingual report: Teatro de las Américas to present workshop for children, youth

OXNARD — Doing theater has many benefits, especially for children and youth because it increases confidence in expressing themselves in social and learning situations.  Doing theater in Spanish is  also advantageous because it enhances development in the young brain when it works in more than one language. Teatro de las Américas values bilingualism and therefore...
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Oxnard Salsa Festival (July 29-30) announces entertainment lineup

Oxnard Salsa Festival (July 29-30) announces entertainment lineup

Entertainment Lineup Announced! Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase seats or tables ONLINE for the Friday Night Kick-Off Concert featuring Leslie Paula with special guest Yari More! Get them now or it’s first-come, first serve at the gate on Friday night. Plus get your Club Salsa wristbands or Reserved Tables ordered to ensure you have some of the best seating in...
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Aug. 2 through 13 — Pre-sale ticket office now open at Ventura County Fair

Aug. 2 through 13 — Pre-sale ticket office now open at Ventura County Fair

VENTURA — The pre-sale ticket office is now open at Ventura County Fair. Save Money on Admission and Carnival Ride tickets! Presale begins Monday at the Ventura County Fair Box Office. Call (805) 648-3376 or visit www.venturacountyfair.org for information. PRE SALE BOX OFFICE HOURS: June 12th through July 16th 10:00 am – 4:30 pm...
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Aug. 5 — Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) to present annual ‘Night in Oaxaca’

Aug. 5 — Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) to present annual ‘Night in Oaxaca’

OXNARD — The Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) invites the Ventura County community to join in our seventh annual “Night in Oaxaca” celebration on August 5th from 6-9 pm at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. With trilingual interpretation into Spanish, English and Mixteco, the evening welcomes a diverse crowd of MICOP members, supporters, and county...
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Aug. 28 — El Concilio Family Services to present the ‘Dr. Raymond F. Lopez, Jr. Golf Classic’

Aug. 28 — El Concilio Family Services to present the ‘Dr. Raymond F. Lopez, Jr. Golf Classic’

CAMARILLO — El Concilio Family Services will present the “Dr. Raymond F. Lopez, Jr. Golf Classic” Monday, Aug. 28at Spanish Hills Country Club. Golf entry fee is $200. Check in at 9:30 a.m., with Shotgun Start at 11 a.m. Online registration at elconciliofs.org Come Play Golf at this world-class golf club. Bring Your Friends and...
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Through Sept. 3 — Join us for Fairy Tales in the Park at Channel Islands Harbor

Through Sept. 3 — Join us for Fairy Tales in the Park at Channel Islands Harbor

Channel Islands Harbor presents Gypsies in a Trunk, the all-volunteer troupe of actors who perform free fairy tales for the young and the young at heart at the north end of Harbor View Park located south of Marine Emporium Landing between Cabezone Circle and Barracuda Way on Harbor Blvd. Future shows include: June 4:...
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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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Gold Coast Health Plan to Invest $1.5 Million in Ventura County Programs

Gold Coast Health Plan to Invest $1.5 Million in Ventura County Programs

Medi-Cal Plan to Fund 16 Programs that Focus on Access to Health Care, Food and Housing CAMARILLO — Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) is awarding $1.5 million in grants to organizations throughout Ventura County for programs that focus on access to health care, food and housing. The grants are being awarded through GCHP’s Community Health...
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Jackson Bill To Create “California Trust Women” License Plate Passes Assembly Transportation Committee

Jackson Bill To Create “California Trust Women” License Plate Passes Assembly Transportation Committee

SACRAMENTO – As the White House and Republican Congress continue to threaten federal funding for family planning services in their latest healthcare proposal, a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)  to create a specialized pro-choice license plate with proceeds benefiting reproductive healthcare in California has passed the Assembly Transportation Committee. The vote was...
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Porfirio Gutierrez, artist, master weaver and advocate named CAM Studio Artist in Residence

Porfirio Gutierrez, artist, master weaver and advocate named CAM Studio Artist in Residence

CAM STUDIO ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Porfirio Gutierrez, artist, master weaver and advocate comes from a long line of traditional Zapotec weavers from Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico where his family is still dedicated to this art.  He divides his time  between his hometown in Oaxaca and Ventura County, and is this summer’s CAM Studio...
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State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s Bill to Ensure Healthy After School Program for Kids Advances

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s Bill to Ensure Healthy After School Program for Kids Advances

SB 55 seeks to build on an existing program created by Jackson legislation to prevent childhood obesity SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to extend a program that encourages healthy eating and exercise in California’s after school programs passed out of the Assembly Education Committee on a bipartisan vote and now heads...
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