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On This Father’s Day Our Mother Earth Weeps!

On This Father’s Day Our Mother Earth Weeps!

    By Armando Vazquez         2020, will go down in history, for most of us boomer and younger generations, as perhaps the most brutal and agonizing year of our lifetime. It seems no one has been spared from the deadly and calamitous COVID19 worldwide pandemic. Infection, onset of illness, acute suffering, and […]

Xavier Montes (Big X): In Requiem On The Shoulders Of This Giant Chicano Artist Sigimos Adelante!!

Xavier Montes (Big X): In Requiem On The Shoulders Of This Giant Chicano Artist Sigimos Adelante!!

    By Armando Vazquez Many folks, I am sure, knew Xavier better than I did, the Maestro got around and everyone that met X loved him! Big X was/is a renowned Master Chicano Artist/Activist legend in Santa Paula and well known, respected, and loved in Oxnard, Ventura and throughout Ventura and Los Angeles County. […]

Oxnard Police Comments on Gang Injunctions

Oxnard Police Comments on Gang Injunctions

By Lori Denman It was estimated in a report by the City of Oxnard Police that there are 2,400 gang members in their city. In an effort to reduce crime and increase safety, Oxnard established its first gang injunction in 2005. A brief explanation of Oxnard’s gang history and gang injunctions was completed in a past […]

Community-defined evidence practices in mental health wellness: in the Latino population of Oxnard and Ventura County

Community-defined evidence practices in mental health wellness: in the Latino population of Oxnard and Ventura County

By Armando Vazquez A liberation manifesto to VCBH (Ventura County Mental Health Services   COMMUNITY-DEFINED EVIDENCE PRACTICES (CDEPS): Edition For the purposes of our own self determination, pills liberation and the wellness of our community a CDEP is defined as a set of bottom-up practices derived from a community’s ideas of illness and healing or […]

The Oxnard Multicultural Mental Health Coalition: Moving Forward

The Oxnard Multicultural Mental Health Coalition: Moving Forward

By Armando Vazquez Sometimes the mental pain of some of our Oxnard Multicultural Mental Health Coalition (OMMH) members is so grotesque it’s hard to believe that beyond the traditional medical model there isn’y any another way to treat mental illness.  In fact, there are therapies that work in our community. We at OMMH have come […]

The Blessing of Fatherhood

The Blessing of Fatherhood

By: Armando Vazquez My father, Pedro Serratos Vazquez, was by any standard a great man, a caring loving father, a devoted husband and a loyal servant to relatives and countless extended village friends from Mexico that depended on him for his unwavering help, gringo dollars, and assistance to get them all to El Norte. My […]

Why we mistrust and fear the cops

Why we mistrust and fear the cops

    By Armando Vazquez All of us in Oxnard, pills throughout this nation believe that this country, ed the United States of America, is a nation of laws. The problem is what set of laws are we talking about? The laws for the white folks? The laws for the rich folks? Or the laws […]

The Si Se Puede Bucket “Yes, it is possible” List 2015

The Si Se Puede Bucket  “Yes, it is possible”  List 2015

by Armando Vazquez LOVE LIFE: Stop the killing and fighting and let love reign. Who can argue that the value of human life is perhaps at an all time low? What brought us to this  abyss? Billions of people on this earth and we all have a mind so there are a billion reasons. Alas, […]