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Bilingual commentary: Making America Great Again

Bilingual commentary: Making America Great Again

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 “Make America Great Again”—it’s a phrase we see on red hats, a...
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Assemblymember Limón hosts ‘Hike with Monique’

Assemblymember Limón hosts ‘Hike with Monique’

SANTA BARBARA — Assemblymember Monique Limón hosted the Hike with Monique, an event to get to know constituents and get outside in Assembly District 37. The hike, which took place on Saturday, May 13, started in Stevens Park, and continued on the Jesusita Trail. “When I am working at the Capitol, I am often...
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State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson Releases Statement on Governor’s May Revise

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson Releases Statement on Governor’s May Revise

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has released the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revise, his revised budget proposal based on the latest revenue estimates. “The Governor continues to take a prudent approach to our state budget, given the great instability that Californians and our state face should Congress and President Trump...
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Bilingual commentary: U.S.-North Korean Pas de Deux

Bilingual commentary: U.S.-North Korean Pas de Deux

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 Those of us who are old enough have been here before:...
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State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson Bill to Create ‘California Trusts Women’ Pro-Choice License Plate Advances

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson Bill to Create ‘California Trusts Women’ Pro-Choice License Plate Advances

Californians interested in pledging to purchase a plate can sign up on Jackson’s website  SACRAMENTO – As the White House and Republican Congress continue to threaten federal funding for women’s health services, a bill by State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to create a specialized pro-choice license plate with proceeds benefiting reproductive health care services...
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Bilingual commentary: The Other Side of the Wall

Bilingual commentary: The Other Side of the Wall

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 Trump’s big, impenetrable, towering, massive, “beautiful,” southern border wall is all...
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Assemblymember Irwin’s Statement on the Governor’s Transportation Infrastructure Bill

Assemblymember Irwin’s Statement on the Governor’s Transportation Infrastructure Bill

By Jacqui Irwin • Assemblymember SACRAMENTO — “I’ve never before voted for a tax increase as an elected official. Unfortunately, the current state of our streets and roads is unacceptable. The longer we wait to address this problem, the more expensive it will be to fix it and the more damage it will do...
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May 6 — League of Women Voters of Ventura County and Ventura College Holding Forum on Climate Change

May 6 — League of Women Voters of Ventura County and Ventura College Holding Forum on Climate Change

VENTURA — League of Women Voters of Ventura County (LWVVC), a nonpartisan political organization, is joining with Ventura College in sponsoring a public forum on climate change – Climate Change is Here to Stay…So What’s Next?   The Forum is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, from 10:00 am to 12:00 at Ventura College, Applied Science...
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LULAC Disappointed with Trump Administration’s Failure to Ban Toxic Pesticides on Eve of César Chavez Day

LULAC Disappointed with Trump Administration’s Failure to Ban Toxic Pesticides on Eve of César Chavez Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declined to ban chlorpyrifos – a dangerous pesticide widely used in agriculture and linked to many health hazards, particularly neurological damage in children. Last year, LULAC joined other health, environmental, and civil rights organizations to file a legal petition requesting a ban on the toxic pesticide, and...
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Bilingual commentary: Health Bill Fiasco

Bilingual commentary: Health Bill Fiasco

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 Last week was a premier display of the ineptitude and complete...
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California’s Attorney General Is Asked to Take Action Against Enrollment Practices Denying Latino and Immigrant Students Their Right to Enroll in School

California’s Attorney General Is Asked to Take Action Against Enrollment Practices Denying Latino and Immigrant Students Their Right to Enroll in School

Some California school districts deter certain students from enrolling in school by inquiring about their citizenship status and/or requesting their Social Security Numbers. OAKLAND —  Today, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR) and California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA), with an office in Oxnard, sent a letter to...
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Bilingual commentary: In an Idyllic Political World…

Bilingual commentary: In an Idyllic Political World…

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 Once upon a time, in a magical country light-years away in...
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Limón to Chair Newly Created Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector

Limón to Chair Newly Created Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) was appointed by Speaker Anthony Rendon to Chair a Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector. According to California Association on Nonprofits, a statewide policy alliance of more than 10,000 nonprofits, the nonprofit sector is a vital part of California’s economy generating $260 billion in total economic activity every...
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April 11 — Assemblymember Monique Limón to hold Ventura District Office Open House

April 11 — Assemblymember Monique Limón to hold Ventura District Office Open House

VENTURA — Assemblymember Monique Limón will hold a Ventura District Office Open House from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at the 37th Assembly District Office, 89 S. California St., Suite F, Ventura. Contact 805-641-3700, 805-564-1649 or send an email to or visit asmdc.org/limon for more information.
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March 21 — Santa Barbara Museum of Art to present Andrea Bowers and Marcos Ramírez ERRE: ‘A Conversation Beyond Borders’

March 21 — Santa Barbara Museum of Art to present Andrea Bowers and Marcos Ramírez ERRE:  ‘A Conversation Beyond Borders’

SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara Museum of Art will present Andrea Bowers and Marcos Ramírez ERRE:  “A Conversation Beyond Borders” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 at the Mary Craig Auditorium, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara. SBMA Curator of Contemporary Art Julie Joyce leads a discussion about art, social justice, immigration...
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