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Oxnard High School Academic Decathlon Team receives recognition

Oxnard High School Academic Decathlon Team receives recognition

Ventura County Fifth District Supervisor John C. Zaragoza congratulated Oxnard High School’s Academic Decathlon Team “A” with a presentation of commendation at the County of Ventura Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, May 24, the supervisor’s office reported in a media release. The special occasion was to recognize Oxnard High School Yellowjackets Academic Decathlon Team...
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Redistricting meeting set for May 25 in Oxnard

Redistricting meeting set for May 25 in Oxnard

The Office of Ventura County Supervisor John C. Zaragoza will hold a Town Hall Meeting regarding the proposed Supervisorial Redistricting Program at 6 p.m. Wednesday May 25 the Oxnard Public Library at 251 So. A St., Meeting Room B, Oxnard. The County is undergoing federal supervisorial district boundary adjustments using the new census population...
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BPA in baby products bill passes key Assembly vote

BPA in baby products bill passes key Assembly vote

Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) provided a key floor vote and co-authorship for proposed legislation that would restrict the use of Bispenol-A (BPA) in certain baby products, Williams reported Tuesday in a media release. “I am pleased to co-author this bill and provide a deciding vote to carry this through,” Williams said following Tuesday’s...
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Community celebrates LULAC state convention in Oxnard

Community celebrates LULAC state convention in Oxnard

Community members celebrated the 64th annual California State Convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens held May 20-22 at the Residence Inn Marriott in Oxnard. The event was hosted by LULAC District 17 and was scheduled to include a panel discussion and a reception on “Reclaiming our legacy — The fight to save...
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Bilingual report: Das Williams announces district office staff

Bilingual report: Das Williams announces district office staff

First-term State Assembly Member Das Williams announced this week that he has hired the following District Office staff: Williams hired former SEIU 721 political coordinator Jeannette Sanchez as his district director, Senior Field Representative Hillary Blackerby, who held the same position with former Assemblymember Pedro Nava and brought on two of his former campaign...
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Williams pesticide regulation bill passes committee

Williams pesticide regulation bill passes committee

Assembly Bill 1176, which would implement enforceable timelines under the Toxic Air Contaminant Act with respect to pesticides, passed the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee on April 26, Assemblymember Das Williams, D-35 Assembly District, reported recently. The proposed legislation would establish timelines by which the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) must act on...
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Latino Links: Political Trends

Latino Links: Political Trends

More than 6.6 million Latinos voted in last year’s election — a record for a midterm, according to an analysis released recently by the Pew Hispanic Center. Fueled by their rapid population growth, Latinos also were a larger share of the electorate in 2010 than in any previous midterm election, representing 6.9 percent of...
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Das Williams to speak on April 20 in Santa Paula

Das Williams to speak on April 20 in Santa Paula

Assemblymember Das Williams, D-35th, will speak on his “Save Public Libraries” bill at a no-host dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 at Vince’s Coffee Shop, 827 E. Main St., Santa Paula, 805.525.0314. Presented by the Santa Clara Valley Democratic Club, the bill is critical in the wake of the decision by Camarillo and...
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‘Oxnard March for Rights’ set for April 10

‘Oxnard March for Rights’ set for April 10

The “Oxnard March for Rights” begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 10 at Del Sol Park, corner of Rose and Camino del Sol avenues, in La Colonia neighborhood of Oxnard. Organizers said the event features the United Farm Workers union and other organizations seeking better law protection for farm workers, supporting the California Dream Act,...
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Williams takes part in Dolores Huerta Foundation fundraiser

Williams takes part in Dolores Huerta Foundation fundraiser

Assemblymember Das Williams, (D-CA 35th District), took part in a fundraiser for the Dolores Huerta Foundation held March 15 in Sacramento. *** Asambleísta Das Williams, fotografiado aquí con la destacada activista Dolores Huerta, donde compartió el foro y algunas palabras junto con varios oficiales electos incluyendo el gobernador Jerry Brown. Williams, nuestro representante en la Asamblea Estatal...
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Healthcare Reform celebrates one-year anniversary

Healthcare Reform celebrates one-year anniversary

Attendees celebrate the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act during a presentation held March 28 at the Oxnard Public Library in Oxnard. “The health care law has provided critical benefits for families, seniors, and small businesses in its first year of implementation. The Patient’s Bill of Rights—a key component of...
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CAUSE reports library services bill gains supporters

CAUSE reports library services bill gains supporters

The Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) is a sponsor for a bill introduced by Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) that would give communities a voice on how their public libraries are run, the organization reported this week in a media release. AB 438, would require cities or library districts to...
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Immigration panel discussion set for March 9 in Thousand Oaks

The Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley will present a moderator-led immigration forum beginning with a reception at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 at the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Confirmed speakers include immigration attorney Gabriella Navarro-Busch; ESL educator Betty Empol; Beatriz Garcia of CAUSE (Coastal Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy),...
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Lois Capps: House budget bad for California’s security

Lois Capps: House budget bad for California’s security

Cuts to port and border security endanger safety and hurt economy The seven month spending bill passed by the House last month would weaken California’s security by reducing funding for critical security grant programs, Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, stated in a media release on March 2.  Capps voted against the spending bill. These...
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Das Williams: Help me balance the budget

Das Williams: Help me balance the budget

Dear Friends, Last weekend we held our first town hall meeting in Ventura concerning the budget. The nonprofit, Next 10, demonstrated their California Budget Challenge, which allowed attendees to vote on Governor Brown’s proposals to balance the budget. The Ventura and Oxnard community members in attendance voted to extend the current tax rates and...
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