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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, […]

My 2020 Year-end Ruminations

My 2020 Year-end Ruminations

    By Armando Vazquez My 2020 year-end ruminations of love, gratitude, and respect for my ancestors and the courageous frontline warriors of our time, the world’s immigrants, for their unremittent and courageous love. Their love and selfless sacrifice is the beacon of transformative faith and hope to a dark, dangerous, and desperate world.  “As […]

My Year End Celebration

My Year End Celebration

    By Armando Vazquez “The address (2021) of the holy, the enlightened’; your unique gift to yourself ‘here and now’ and forever  “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 Spirit God. The Buddha said, ‘Life […]

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 […]

Oxnard Must have a Special Election, and not permit the City Council to appoint a “Puppet”!

Oxnard Must have a Special Election, and not permit the City Council to appoint a “Puppet”!

    By Armando Vazquez                                                                             Oxnard Election Overview: In 1903 the city of Oxnard was incorporated. For the […]

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 […]

For My 70th Birthday I Give You my Love

For My 70th Birthday I Give You my Love

    By Armando Vazquez                                                             Yesterday I was Bold and Clever, So I Wanted to Change the World; Today, at 70 Year of Age, I Am […]

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 […]

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