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Speedy Gonzales Runs From ICE Agents

Speedy Gonzales Runs From ICE Agents

By Andrea Valencia Mission Local Hussein Dawah, 63, didn’t have to look twice to know that there was a work of art on the wall outside his restaurant on 19th and Valencia. “This is not graffiti, this is art,” he said of the ICE agent chasing a mouse known as Speedy Gonzales, an American cartoon

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Oxnard sixth grader from César Chávez Elementary School wins California Strawberry Festival’s 2014 Youth Art Design contest

Amigos805.com OXNARD — From an all-time record of 1,800 entries, the “berrilious” design of 11-year-old Itzel Gonzalez from César Chávez Elementary in Oxnard was selected as the winner of the 31st Annual California Strawberry Festival Youth Art Design Contest, the festival’s organizers reported in a media release. Festival representatives held a pizza party and award

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Ventura-based nonprofit expands educational outreach in Nicaragua

By Frank X. Moraga Amigos805 Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America and the second poorest in the Western Hemisphere. Much of the nation’s infrastructure was destroyed during a revolution in the late 1970s and a civil war during the 1980s. As a result, about 50 percent of Nicaraguans currently live below the poverty

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One journalist’s journey covering insecurity, injustice and impunity at la línea

By Alejandra Vásquez El Nuevo Sol “The people who tell the stories are usually the people who win or the powerful ones, but there’s always people who are not powerful and don’t have a voice,” said Melissa Del Bosque, a reporter for the Texas Observer covering the El Paso – Juarez border. CSUN had the

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