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Why We Distrust and Fear the Cops in Oxnard and Throughout the Nation

Why We Distrust and Fear the Cops in Oxnard and Throughout the Nation

    By Armando Vazquez All of us in Oxnard, throughout this nation, and the rest of the world for that matter, are indoctrinated from womb to tomb to believe that this country, the United States of America, is a nation of laws. Many of us would agree with that assertion, the problem is what […]

The Latino Art and Cultural Center of Oxnard: A Dream Deferred?

The Latino Art and Cultural Center of Oxnard: A Dream Deferred?

    By Armando Vazquez The recurring ever present truth in my fifty plus year of promoting, creating, writing about, growing, educating/getting by-in from the community, in creating the necessary critical mass to incite a local art renaissance must be a home-grown, organic and locally incubated partnership of disparate stakeholders (local artist, residents, CBO’s, businesses, […]

The Vazquez Brothers, a Tale of Immigrant Sacrifice and Success

The Vazquez Brothers, a Tale of Immigrant Sacrifice and Success

    by Armando Vazquez My father, Pedro Vazquez, along with his brothers, were for a long time undocumented immigrant campesinos in the “crystal hothouse” fields of Southern California. My father, along with his six other brothers, work ethic quickly earned them respect and high praise in the uniquely American Orchid propagation and sales industry […]

I Am Not Illegal, I Am Not A Criminal, I Am A Human Being That Yearns To Be Free!

I Am Not Illegal, I Am Not A Criminal, I Am A Human Being That Yearns To Be Free!

    Author Unknown – Submitted by Armando Vazquez In the shadows of the growing hate and immigrant bashing that is engulfing the United States I quietly celebrated my 40th birthday this week. I, like some many of my immigrant brothers and sister live in constant dread and panic fearing that today in this current […]

Oxnard’s Civil Gang Injunction

Oxnard’s Civil Gang Injunction

    By Armando Vazquez    Courts through California have confirmed what we knew back in 2004 that the original language of the many Civil “Gang” Injunctions were recklessly created together and were fatally flawed and unconstutional. They uniformly trampled on the due process rights of the enjoined. Today many California counties and municipalities are […]

Big Little Lies in Oxnard | The Continued Assassination of Trust and Trust

Big Little Lies in Oxnard | The Continued Assassination of Trust and Trust

    By Armando Vazquez        Recently and at warp speed Oxnard has turned the old political/mafia axiom on its head. In Chiques our enemies are pathetically transparent as self-serving ego maniacs, thus very predictable and rather easy to keep close and monitored; it is our fair weather political “friends” that we are […]

Ormond Beach | Environmental Disaster Affects Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Ormond Beach | Environmental Disaster Affects Oxnard and Port Hueneme

    By Christina Zubko I am writing to all of you in hopes that someone will listen to my concern about Ormond Beach–designated an environmentally sensitive wetlands area and home to the endangered snowy plover and least tern–and the catastrophe that it has become due to the illegal camping by the homeless. The last […]

My Latest Father’s Day Ruminations 2019

My Latest Father’s Day Ruminations 2019

    By Armando Vazquez                                                                   Coming on my 70 years here in Oxnard, here on earth, these are some of my latest thoughts […]

The Unconstitutional Oxnard Civil Gang Injunctions are a Fear Mongering Fraud and must be Rescinded!

The Unconstitutional Oxnard Civil Gang Injunctions are a Fear Mongering Fraud and must be Rescinded!

. . By Armando Vazquez      Around 2004 in the ill-conceived and secretive development and eventual rollout of The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunctions, we know now, that there was massive, abusive, and illegal overreach by the Ventura County Districts Attorney’s Office and the Oxnard Police Department. Today, like cornered rats awaiting the inevitable death […]

Commentary | Monsanto and Bayer Accused of Causing Suicide

Commentary | Monsanto and Bayer Accused of Causing Suicide

  by Naomi Fisher Bayer is trying to convince the public that their acquisition of Monsanto is for the public good and sending out propaganda to boost Monsanto’s reputation and avoid any connection to 296,466 farmer suicides in India between 1995-2013. Reports state that in 1988 the World Bank required the Government of India to […]

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