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Universal Health Care for All Americans is a Right Not a privilege: The Time is Now!

Universal Health Care for All Americans is a Right Not a privilege: The Time is Now!

    Armando Vazquez We have just completed a three (3) month long horrifically painful and gruelling American medical odyssey that confirms to our family once and for all that the current medical model is heartless, broken, and beyond repair. Universal insurance for all American is by far the most humane and cost effect options […]

The End of the Acuna Art Gallery and Cultural Center (Café on A) of Oxnard

The End of the Acuna Art Gallery and Cultural Center (Café on A) of Oxnard

  . Armando Vaquez Oxnard are we passing up an important and unique opportunity to become the ethnically and culturally congruent art/culture leaders we should and can be? If so, Why? In the past two years we have lost important cultural institutions like the Carnegie Museum, the Children’s Museum, The Acuna Art Gallery/Cafe on A, […]

“The address (2020) of the holy, the enlightened is ‘here and now’

“The address (2020) of the holy, the enlightened is ‘here and now’

    by Armando Vazquez “The address of the holy and the enlightened is ‘here and now’. This is the address of happiness, the address of life, the address to your God. The Buddha (El Savio) said, ‘Life is accessible only in the present moment.’ Life with all its wonders is accessible right now. So […]

The ACUNA Arts Collective Team (AACT) Project in Downtown Oxnard

The ACUNA Arts Collective Team (AACT) Project in Downtown Oxnard

    by Armando Vazquez The concept of providing multiple commercial business space in one large building or adjacent building is not a novel idea. Putting together public and non-profits together in a multiservice building has been around for a while as well. What is unique about our idea of opening public space for public […]

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 […]

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