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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 […]

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 […]

Police Chief Scott Whitney’s Response to Accusations of the Unconstitutionally of Civil Gang Injunctions

Police Chief Scott Whitney’s Response to Accusations of the Unconstitutionally of Civil Gang Injunctions

    By Chief of Police Scott Whitney, Oxnard Related Op-ed: The Unconstitutional Oxnard Civil Gang Injunctions are a Fear Mongering Fraud and must be Rescinded! It’s not easy reading an incoherent, rambling, and misleading document. It’s also disappointing, but not surprising, to hear the same tired, shallow, and untrue allegations. There are no “cornered […]

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 […]

A Historic, Monumental Victory to the Power of the People

A Historic, Monumental Victory to the Power of the People

    By Armando Vazquez                                                                                                      […]

Birthday Ruminations on Family, Love, Life, and Death

Birthday Ruminations on Family, Love, Life, and Death

    By Armando Vazquez I have two very different, eclectic friends I love dearly. One is a medical doctor and the other a world-renowned Ph.D. professor of education. The three of us are going on 70 and lately we seem to be talking about death. The former not long ago had a life-threatening heart […]

The Oxnard Civil “Gang” Injunction is Dead

The Oxnard Civil “Gang” Injunction is Dead

By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE  & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective   October 18, 2018                                              Chiques Organizing for Rights and Equality (CORE) has learned from recent news reported in the […]

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