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The Latino Art & Cultural Center of Oxnard

The Latino Art & Cultural Center of Oxnard

.   By Armando Vazquez, M.Ed. The dream of a Latino Arts and Cultural Center in California began for me in 1973, when a groups of us Chicano college students at California State University Northridge, founded El Jardin de Flor y Canto, an arts and cultural center in the barrio of Pacoima. So began the […]

Residents hold the KEYS to Transform Oxnard into a Premier Art City of California

Residents hold the KEYS to Transform Oxnard into a Premier Art City of California

    By Armando Vazquez, M.Ed.                                    Oxnard is poised to be one of the most innovative, creative and active art cities of California. All we need is to create the critical mass needed to move the community to […]

Oxnard’s Vacant RDA Properties Must be Sold — Turn them into Cultural Centers 

Oxnard’s Vacant RDA Properties Must be Sold — Turn them into Cultural Centers 

. . By Armando Vazquez                                                               The city of Oxnard’s Successor Agency, that was hastily patched together sometime after 2012 by city officials, is the […]

An Immigrant’s Birthday Reflection

An Immigrant’s Birthday Reflection

. . By Armando Vazquez I was born 65 years ago on a coarse palm frown woven tapete, to two dirt poor indigenous subsistence farmers. My abueltias, both matriarchs and curanderas of the small tribal village of Ahualulco; who performed the sacred task of mid-wives for most of the women in the impoverished village, delivered […]

Doing the Zombie Dance In Oxnard

Doing the Zombie Dance In Oxnard

  . By Armando Vazquez In the stunning defeat of civilized democracy in this nation, the toxic fallout and pain is so expansive that it defies comprehension. In the past couple of days all of the folks that I love and know are walking around in apocalyptic shock not knowing what to do next:  y […]

Commentary: On Kids with Guns, Racism, Hatred, How Fools Never Learn!

Commentary: On Kids with Guns, Racism, Hatred, How Fools Never Learn!

By Armando Vazquez A message to BC and Oxnard How can anyone deny that the world is a violent and turbulent maelstrom of racism, sexism, religious fanaticism bordering on the worship of insanity, hatred and intolerance? All this violence created almost exclusively by men all over the world, including Oxnard. A high school kid that […]

An Artist Remembered: The Eternal Gift of Maestro Francisco Magdaleno

An Artist Remembered: The Eternal Gift of Maestro Francisco Magdaleno

By Armando Vazquez Francisco Magdaleno of Oxnard, the enigmatic introvert and artistic genius passed away September 16, 2016. He was a dear and sweet friend to all of us at the Acuna Art Gallery at the Café on A. Truth be told after many years of collaborations with Francisco in various art projects and exhibitions at […]

Rest in Eternal Peace Bobby Chacon — You’re home now, my Brother

Rest in Eternal Peace Bobby Chacon — You’re home now,  my Brother

A tribute by: Armando Vazquez                                                    My compadre, the great boxer Bobby Chacon, died Wednesday, September 7, 2016 according to news reports. We had long lost touch with one another. At […]

Oxnard Community Leader welcomes Chief Scott Whitney

Oxnard Community Leader welcomes Chief Scott Whitney

. . By Armando Vazquez Effective September 16, 2016, that Scott Whitney will be the new Police Chief of Oxnard. This is great news for the community of Oxnard. For close to two decades we at the Café on A have worked with Officer Whitney, and we have come to know from our long professional association that […]

An Immigrant comes out of the Shadows after 39 years

An Immigrant comes out of the Shadows after 39 years

. . By Armando Vazquez This is how Julie X’s confessional narrative, “This is my true and accurate testimony. I was born in in August 20, 1979 in Michoacán, Morelia, Mexico to a single abusive alcoholic mother. I do not know who my real father is; his identity was never revealed to me. My mother […]

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