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Speechless in Oxnard

Speechless in Oxnard

By John Jay Ladies and Gentlemen, in the past 50 years, I have never seen a situation that left me almost speechless until now.  What happened on Wednesday, with those right wing nuts attacking the U.S. Capitol, was shocking, to say the least.  I might have expected the left wing loons to do such a thing […]

A 2021 Immigrant Story, for the New Year, for this Nation, for the World…

A 2021 Immigrant Story, for the New Year, for this Nation, for the World…

    By Armando Vazquez       Millions of us immigrants flee from countries from all over the world because tyrannical leaders routinely and viciously abused democratic principles, it seemed, at every turn. Many of the world’s immigrants attempt to come to this country seeking refuge, asylum and protection. If you are poor, a female, […]

Covid-19 in America, where do we go from here?

Covid-19 in America, where do we go from here?

    By Armando Vazquez              Out of  Nowhere, Disease, Death and Dread: At the start of the year no one knew what the Corona virus was, by the end of 2020 there is no one left in the world that does not know what COVID-19 virus is, and had […]

Amazon is Coming to Oxnard: Please Don’t Shoot the Messenger!

Amazon is Coming to Oxnard: Please Don’t Shoot the Messenger!

    By Armando Vazquez   Amazon takes on the World: The creation of Amazon, in 1994, by Jeff Bezos, is by any standard an incredible American entrepreneurial success story. Legend has it that Bezos borrowed $250,000 from his folks, and in the small makeshift garage of his rented Bellevue, Washington home he launched his online […]

What I Learned About America as a Poll Worker in the 2020 Elections

What I Learned About America as a Poll Worker in the 2020 Elections

    By Armando Vazquez I volunteered to be a poll worker in the Santa Maria area of Santa Barbara County for the presidential election of 2020. I was assigned to work at Orcutt Junior High School, in the small agricultural city of Orcutt, here is what I learned. Poll Work and Location: On the […]

A Votar Mi Gente: Our Democratic Destiny is in our Vote! Part One

A Votar Mi Gente: Our Democratic Destiny is in our Vote! Part One

    By Armando Vazquez National Politics: With less than two weeks before the Presidential Election, the stakes have never been higher. We must all vote like our lives depend on it! It is also incredibly important to focus on the local races because what happens in Washington, D.C., is going to play out in […]

Which Way America: Democracy or Tyranny – Racism, Hatred, and Fear are Tearing America Apart                

Which Way America: Democracy or Tyranny – Racism, Hatred, and Fear are Tearing America Apart                

    By Armando Vazquez I am a Mexican immigrant, who along with my entire family, entered into the United States in 1958. I became a naturalized citizen of this country in 1997. The very first time I was eligible to vote, I voted, and I have been voting in local and national elections ever […]

The Fall of American Democracy and the Rise of White Nationalism and Tyranny: We all saw it Coming!

The Fall of American Democracy and the Rise of White Nationalism and Tyranny: We all saw it Coming!

    By Armando Vazquez Get Rid of the Ballots…That is what he said, that is what he will do, and who is going to stop him? We are less that 42 days away from the most cataclysmic, potentially apocalyptic, American election in our lifetime. However the election results turn out, approximately half of the […]

Conservatives are just too conservative these days

Conservatives are just too conservative these days

By Stewart B. Epstein . As a “liberal-Democrat”, I have tried to gain as much knowledge about the “Conservative” political point of view as possible since 1980.  I have come to some very disappointing conclusions which I want to share with you.  First, the conservatives of 2020 (especially the ones who are members of the […]

Reforming of the Oxnard Police Department Requires the Creation of a Community Police Review Board

Reforming of the Oxnard Police Department Requires the Creation of a Community Police Review Board

    By Armando Vazquez “You may have heard the talk of diversity, sensitivity training, and body cameras. These are all fine and applicable, but they understate the task and allow the citizens of this country to pretend that there is real distance between their own attitudes and those of the ones appointed to protect […]

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