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Perspectives: Election 2016

Perspectives: Election 2016

Editor’s note: Every now and again, the fates conspire to create situations that are unexpected, shocking and challenging. The results of the 2016 presidential election are a perfect example. The protests each night in the nation’s cities since election day, never before seen after past contests, show that there is still much division in this land...
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Bilingual commentary: American Culture Shock

Bilingual commentary: American Culture Shock

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. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes In some parts of the country, unlike here in Ventura County, Latinos are very...
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Opinion: LULAC Helps to Ensure Latinos Vote on Election Day

Opinion: LULAC Helps to Ensure Latinos Vote on Election Day

Related stories: Early voting data nationwide show spike in Latino turnout On November 8th, the presidential election will take place, and to say the least–much is at stake. Never before in the history of presidential politics has a candidate so clearly and aggressively attacked the Latino community. Elections have consequences, and our vote counts....
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Our Voice: Latino voting 2016 — From facts to action

Our Voice: Latino voting 2016 — From facts to action

Editor’s note: Well, that was easy. Opened up my early ballot form, selected my candidates and propositions, sealed it and dropped it off at the local election office. Your turn! By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 One sentence stands out among all the data included in the report “Key facts about the Latino vote...
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Bilingual commentary: Seeking A Savior

Bilingual commentary: Seeking A Savior

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. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Some of us may be elated by the November Surprise in our country’s elections...
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Guest commentary: The Bourgeois’ Dilemma

Guest commentary: The Bourgeois’ Dilemma

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. By Rodolfo F. Acuña / Guest contributor The other day a colleague called it to my attention that I was wearing New...
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Guest commentary: Doing the Zombie Dance In Oxnard

Guest commentary: Doing the Zombie Dance In 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. By Armando Vazquez / Guest contributor In the stunning defeat of civilized democracy in this nation, the toxic fallout and pain...
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Bilingual commentary: Women Banned Forever

Bilingual commentary: Women Banned Forever

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. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes After a long, sometimes violently opposed struggle, women were finally granted the right to...
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Bilingual commentary: “Family Values”

Bilingual commentary: “Family Values”

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. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes The Republican Party used to be known as the party purporting to represent “family...
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Guest commentary: History of Professors — Stories to Connect with Students, especially First Gens. Part 1

Guest commentary: History of  Professors — Stories to Connect with Students, especially First Gens. Part 1

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. Frank P. Barajas. Courtesy photo. By Frank P. Barajas / Guest contributor California State University Channel Islands (CI) enjoys the opportunity...
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Travel: Taking the low, slow ride

Travel: Taking the low, slow ride

Two exhibits bring the world of the lowrider alive at the New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 So here I am, walking through a pair of museums in Santa Fe, New Mexico that were exhibiting all things lowrider and wondering...
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YMCA Heritage Club: Strengthening Youth, Families, and the Community for Generations to Come

YMCA Heritage Club: Strengthening Youth, Families, and the Community for Generations to Come

CENTRAL COAST — The Channel Islands YMCA has served the Central Coast community since it was established in 1887 and currently operates six health and fitness facilities, a Youth and Family services branch, and more than 20 child care locations. The dedication and generosity of the organization’s Heritage Club has been a key factor...
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Bilingual commentary: A Visit to Mom and Dad

Bilingual commentary: A Visit to Mom and Dad

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. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes On a recent, warm Saturday afternoon, I went to visit my parents for the...
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Bilingual commentary: The Rose Bush

Bilingual commentary: The Rose Bush

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. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes A floriculturist I am not. Nor do I pretend to know much about the...
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Bilingual commentary: The Specter of Demonization

Bilingual commentary: The Specter of Demonization

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. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes In a chilling reminder of the malevolent power of demonization, the newly-elected populist president...
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