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Guest commentary: SMILE! It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month

Guest commentary: SMILE! It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month

Dear Friends,   February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and United Way is proud to advocate for increased services on behalf of 100,000 children in Ventura County who qualify for Dent-Cal and do not have access to a dental home. Tooth decay affects more children in the United States than any other chronic...
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Guest Column: The Latino Art & Cultural Center of Oxnard

Guest Column: The Latino Art & Cultural Center of Oxnard

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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. Armando Vazquez. Courtesy photo. By Armando Vazquez / Guest contributor The dream of a Latino Arts and Cultural Center in California...
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Bilingual commentary: Trump’s Alternative Universe

Bilingual commentary: Trump’s Alternative Universe

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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. David Magallanes By David Magallanes / Guest contributor Our beloved country has found itself in a bizarre reality of...
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Latino News Notes: Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends

Latino News Notes: Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends

By the Pew Research Center Click here for the entire newsletter Unauthorized immigrants covered by DACA face uncertain future 115th Congress sets new high for racial, ethnic diversity Blacks and Hispanics face extra challenges in getting home loans Less than half the public views border wall as an important goal for U.S. immigration policy...
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Bilingual commentary: A Daughter’s Birthday

Bilingual commentary: A Daughter’s Birthday

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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. David Magallanes By David Magallanes / Guest contributor This past week, the family celebrated my daughter’s birthday as she...
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Guest commentary: Mentoring — Changing Lives, One Relationship at a Time

Guest commentary: Mentoring — Changing Lives, One Relationship at a Time

Take a moment to think about someone who has made a positive difference in your life. Who inspired you to do your best and dream big? For so many of us, having someone who supported our aspirations, gave guidance, and made us realize our value, just by sharing their time, had a profound effect....
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LULAC Statement on New Executive Orders on Border Wall and Sanctuary Cities

LULAC Statement on New Executive Orders on Border Wall and Sanctuary Cities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump (on Jan. 25) signed two controversial executive orders regarding the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and penalties for sanctuary cities. The proposed wall would extend along the southern border and would cost as much as 38 billion dollars. “Mexico is one of our closest allies,” said LULAC...
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Bilingual commentary: Refusing to Discuss

Bilingual commentary: Refusing to Discuss

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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. David Magallanes By David Magallanes / Guest contributor The front page of the January 11, 2017, edition of the...
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Guest column: Residents hold the KEYS to Transform Oxnard into a Premier Art City of California

Guest column: Residents hold the KEYS to Transform Oxnard into a Premier Art City of California

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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. Armando Vazquez. Courtesy photo. By Armando Vazquez / Guest contributor Oxnard is poised to be one of the most innovative, creative...
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Bilingual commentary: The Changing World of Retail

Bilingual commentary: The Changing World of Retail

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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. David Magallanes By David Magallanes / Guest contributor To the casual observer, it appears that the demise of traditional...
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Latino News Notes: Trump Team’s Meeting With Latino Leaders Gets Mixed Reviews

Latino News Notes: Trump Team’s Meeting With Latino Leaders Gets Mixed Reviews

By Adrian Florido • NPR It was billed as a “listening session,” a chance for Latino leaders from across the country to sit down with members of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team and talk about the issues important to them and to their constituents. The invitation alone was notable, given the notoriously rocky relationship Trump has had...
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Bilingual commentary: Another Year to Build Our Lives

Bilingual commentary: Another Year to Build Our Lives

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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. David Magallanes By David Magallanes / Guest contributor We are all embarking on yet another year as January, 2017,...
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Bilingual commentary: Is Hanukkah the “Jewish Christmas”?

Bilingual commentary: Is Hanukkah the “Jewish Christmas”?

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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. David Magallanes By David Magallanes / Guest contributor I can only imagine the dilemma of traditional Jewish parents trying...
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New Year’s Resolutions Can Start at Home

New Year’s Resolutions Can Start at Home

By Javier Saucedo / emPower Central Coast Energy Coach Now that the holiday decorations are packed away and that pesky New Year’s Eve confetti is finally swept up, many of us are going to take a look at how we can improve our lives in the New Year. While the typical resolution may take...
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8 Ways to Make Resolutions Stick in 2017: Santa Barbara Family YMCA offers tips to make lasting change

8 Ways to Make Resolutions Stick in 2017: Santa Barbara Family YMCA offers tips to make lasting change

SANTA BARBARA — Making resolutions is a tradition for millions of Americans. However, while choosing a resolution is easy, sticking to it can be impossible. A 2014 YMCA survey found that less than a quarter of respondents kept their resolutions. Many (71 percent) tried, but stated that they fell short of their goals, while...
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