Posts Tagged ‘ David Magallanes ’

Bilingual commentary: The Dilemma of the DREAMers

Bilingual commentary: The Dilemma of the DREAMers

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Recently, the unfortunate residents of south Texas and then south Florida knew that storms were brewing and growing before they struck. Similarly, this country’s DREAMers, who had been afforded protection from deportation and other benefits under the Obama administration, could see the dark clouds gathering the...
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Bilingual commentary: The Bridal Veil

Bilingual commentary: The Bridal Veil

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Often, what is considered “acceptable,” or “the way things are done,” has disturbing sexist backdrops. But customs that were once instituted to suppress and limit women are so tightly woven into our Western culture, our way of life and our thinking that we scarcely take note....
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Bilingual commentary: Fighting the Nazis

Bilingual commentary: Fighting the Nazis

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Over 70 years ago, my father was fighting against the Nazis as an American infantryman on French and German soil. Never in his wildest dreams did he ever imagine that I, his son, would find himself also in combat with them—on American soil. But whereas he...
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Bilingual commentary: “Fire and Fury”

Bilingual commentary: “Fire and Fury”

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local 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 President Trump’s recent threats of “fire and fury” may have...
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Bilingual commentary: Diamonds Beneath Our Feet

Bilingual commentary: Diamonds Beneath Our Feet

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local 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 Russell Conwell (1843 – 1925) was a gifted American. He...
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Bilingual commentary: The Country Loves Him?

Bilingual commentary: The Country Loves Him?

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local 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 Eric Trump, third child and second son of President Donald...
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Bilingual commentary: Are Those Planets or Are Those Stars?

Bilingual commentary: Are Those Planets or Are Those Stars?

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local 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 One night back when I was about 7 years old,...
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Bilingual commentary: Education — An Accelerating Divide

Bilingual commentary: Education — An Accelerating Divide

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local 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 An article* earlier this month provided an item from a...
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Bilingual commentary: Goodbye to a Poet

Bilingual commentary: Goodbye to a Poet

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local 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 Ventura County lost a talented, energetic spark last month. We...
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Bilingual commentary: Men and Mermaids

Bilingual commentary: Men and Mermaids

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local 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 We normally associate mermaids with little girls’ fantasies. How many...
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Bilingual commentary: Open Season on Women

Bilingual commentary: Open Season on Women

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local 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 “Open season” is that time of the year when particular...
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Bilingual commentary: The Economically Troubled Generation of Women

Bilingual commentary: The Economically Troubled Generation of Women

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local 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 My daughter was born in the early 1980s. She’s close...
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Bilingual commentary: Trump’s Mars Mission

Bilingual commentary: Trump’s Mars Mission

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local 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 Last March, with little fanfare and hardly any awareness on...
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Bilingual commentary: A License to Discriminate

Bilingual commentary: A License to Discriminate

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 Here in Oxnard and much of Ventura County, we have what...
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Bilingual commentary: Targeting Women and Girls

Bilingual commentary: Targeting Women and Girls

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 There is speculation that the Islamic State intentionally targeted and murdered...
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