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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march photo gallery

Photos courtesy of Jess Gutierrez Photo slideshow by Mariana Llamas-Cendon / Amigos805 Hundreds of participants attended a march in Oxnard on Jan. 17 honoring the 25th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The march began at Oxnard’s historic Plaza Park and concluded at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. Among the participants was...
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Seminar for small businesses starting Jan. 22 in Santa Barbara

Seminar for small businesses starting Jan. 22 in Santa Barbara

“Seminarios para Negocios Pequeños — 2011” (Seminars for Small Businesses) will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12 at Santa Barbara City College, Wake Center Auditorium, 300 No. Turnpike Road, Santa Barbara. Topics include finanzas, impuestos, mercadotecnia, fl ujo de efectivo, plan de negocios, punto de equilibrio, planeación y control. Sponsored by the Mexican Consulate...
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Oxnard resident wins Ventura Music Festival’s Student Jazz Competition

Oxnard resident wins Ventura Music Festival’s Student Jazz Competition

Oxnard resident Rachel Flowers, 17, earned top honors at the Ventura Music Festival’s annual Student Jazz Competition held Jan. 16 at Ventura’s Laurel Theatre, the festival reported in a media release. Flowers was awarded both the opportunity to play on stage with Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and his 18-piece band at the Ventura Music Festival’s upcoming Latin...
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Hundreds march in Oxnard in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Hundreds march in Oxnard in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Jess Gutierrez Hundreds marched from Oxnard’s Plaza Park to the Oxnard Performing Arts Center on Monday, Jan. 17 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Under sunny warm weather, families, individuals, elected officials from throughout the county, and community organizations carried signs and banners promoting...
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Board of Supervisors make history with appointment

Board of Supervisors make history with appointment

For the first time in about 100 years, a Latino citizen, John Zaragoza, was appointed vice chair of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. The appointment was made at the Jan. 11 Board of Supervisors meeting. Adolfo Camarillo, the only previous Latino to serve on the board of supervisors, was a county supervisor from...
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1,300 children celebrate Reyes Magos in Santa Barbara

1,300 children celebrate Reyes Magos in Santa Barbara

Nearly 1,300 children were able to receive gifts thanks to donations made for “El Día de los Reyes Magos” celebration held Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in Santa Barbara. The event was organized by the consulate, Clubes de Oriundos “Amigos Universal” y “Valtierra,“ el grupo de Jóvenes y...
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Immigration, financial information forum set for Jan. 19

Immigration, financial information forum set for Jan. 19

The Mexican Consulate in Oxnard reported that an immigration and financial information forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 19, 26 and Feb. 2 in Ventura County. An informational forum on immigration will be held Jan. 19 at the Mexican Consulate, 3151 W. Fifth St., Oxnard. A forum on credit information...
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CSU Channel Islands receives Carnegie Community Engagement award

CSU Channel Islands receives Carnegie Community Engagement award

CSU Channel Islands was recently selected as one of 115 institutions nationwide chosen by the Carnegie Foundation to receive its 2010 Community Engagement Classification, university officials reported this week in a media release. This is an elective classification which recognizes exemplary practices among all populations in a university-wide commitment to community engagement and service learning....
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Student jazz finalists to compete Jan. 16 in Ventura

Student jazz finalists to compete Jan. 16 in Ventura

Five finalists of the Ventura Music Festival’s Student Jazz Competition will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 at the Laurel Theater, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. The students are competing to win scholarships and the opportunity to perform with Latin jazz trumpet master Arturo Sandoval on Feb. 12 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds....
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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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Amigos805 video calendar

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El Concilio names award winners

El Concilio names award winners

Carmen Guerrero, Javier Gomez and Art Hernandez are among a group of educators selected as winners of El Concilio de Condado de Ventura’s 2011 Latino Leadership Awards to be presented March 26 in Oxnard The awards focus this year on educators who make a difference in the community. The award winners include Guerrero, dean...
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Latinos gaining in political power nationwide

Latinos gaining in political power nationwide

Key swing states seeing growth of Latino population By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 Latino voters are playing a big role in states that gained congressional seats and Electorial College votes, according to a report released this week by the Pew Hispanic Center. The report is based on an analysis of the recent U.S. Census...
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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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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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