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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 […]

The Healing Power of the Curandera at Cafe on A in Oxnard

The Healing Power of the Curandera at Cafe on A in Oxnard

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An open letter to Artists and Art Community Based Organizations of the Oxnard Plains area

An open letter to Artists and Art Community Based Organizations of the Oxnard Plains area

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You’re invited — Birthday bash for Oxnard Community Organizer @ Cafe on A

You’re invited — Birthday bash for Oxnard Community Organizer @ Cafe on A

Power Corrupts the Oxnard City Council

Power Corrupts the Oxnard City Council

   

Oxnard PD Chief Jeri Williams answers Armando Vazquez: We are a nation of laws

Oxnard PD Chief Jeri Williams answers Armando Vazquez: We are a nation of laws

Editor’s Note: We forwarded Mr. Vazquez’s latest opinion piece to Chief Williams.  Her response is below.   By Chief Jeri Williams Yes, we are a nation of laws. Each incident and the circumstance around every call is unique. Some volatile, others simply a quick call for service. The narrative of a “militarized cop,” is not […]

The Oxnard Multicultural Mental Health Coalition Latino Mental Health Survey

The Oxnard Multicultural Mental Health Coalition Latino Mental Health Survey

    By Armando Vazquez In Oxnard t we do not know where to turn to seek out help with our mental health issues. This is why the Oxnard multicultural Mental Health (OMMH) coalition is such a critical and unique community mental health movement and agent of change.  We are working together toward mental wellness. […]

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