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Young Professional Network holding mixer March 24 in Oxnard

Young Professional Network holding mixer March 24 in Oxnard

The Young Professional Network will present a mixer from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at The Kitchen, 529 So. A St., Oxnard. The event includes a special Wine & Art Trail ticket giveaway. For more information, rsvp to tlopez@bgcop.org or visit http://www.positiveplace4kids.org/
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Healthcare Town Hall Meeting set for March 14

Healthcare Town Hall Meeting set for March 14

Gold Coast Health Plan will present a Town Hall Meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 14 at Clinicas de Camino Real Inc., 200 So. Wells Road, Suite 100, Ventura. The program will include information on changes that will affect individual and family Medi-Cal benefits. Healthcare providers must be chosen by April 30. For more...
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Latino Links: Health Trends

Latino Links: Health Trends

By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805.com While 99 percent of Latinos in California over the age of 50 are concerned about having access to affordable health care, only 34 percent believe they have the amount of coverage they need, according to new survey by the AARP. The survey also asked Latinos about the impact...
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Latino Links: Health Trends

Latino Links: Health Trends

By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805.com Maintaining a healthy heart and protecting yourself during the flu season are a couple of health trending reports released recently. In recognition of American Heart Month, Hispanicprwire.com recently released “Celebrating Healthy Hearts in the Latino Community.” Cardiovascular disease and strokes are ranked as the number one killer of...
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FOOD Share launches ‘Tackle Hunger Super Bowl’ food drive

FOOD Share launches ‘Tackle Hunger Super Bowl’ food drive

FOOD Share has launched its Tackle Hunger Super Bowl food drive, encouraging high school students, sports groups and the Associated Student Body to help collect 25,000 pounds of food from now through Feb. 28, Ventura County’s regional food bank reported this week. The Tackle Hunger Super Bowl food drive invites students to help FOOD Share...
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Health forum set for Jan. 27 in Oxnard

Health forum set for Jan. 27 in Oxnard

A health forum on obesity and influenza will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 at the Ventura County Public Health, 2240 E. Gonzales Road, Suite 200, Oxnard. The guest speaker  is Dr. Miguel Cervantes, director of Las Islas Family Medical Group. The forum is presented by the Ventanilla de Salud...
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Commentary: Community deserves freedom to choose medical providers

Commentary: Community deserves freedom to choose medical providers

In a very short time, thousands of residents in the County of Ventura will be enrolled in a new Medi-Cal managed care program called the Gold Coast Health Plan. Many patients will be assigned to a doctor not necessarily of their choosing with the Health Plan also dictating rates, timelines and services offered by...
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AIDS partnership seeks dancers

AIDS partnership seeks dancers

The Ventura County AIDS partnership is seeking dancers for the “Rhythms of Life: Dance for AIDS”  celebration on May 21. More than 300 guests were entertained by a cast of 100 performers and volunteers last year during an event designed to inspire and educate the community about the impacts of HIV around the world, the...
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Promotoras y Promotores holding Zumba health event Jan. 8

Promotoras y Promotores holding Zumba health event Jan. 8

The Promotoras y Promotores Foundation is inviting the public to participate in its first Zumba Health event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at Casa del Mexicano, 218 So. 11th St., Santa Paula. The exercise event is designed to be a fun fundraiser for the next promotor class in February. Includes...
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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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