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August 19, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to increase the popularity of mariachi music among young people, San Fernando High School will host the free Festival Juvenil del Mariachi competition at 2 p.m. Sunday in its auditorium. The third of four preliminary competitions for youths 18 and younger, the competition is open to existing mariachi bands affiliated with schools, churches, music schools, nonprofit groups and other community organizations. The final contest will be held Aug.
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September 3, 2001 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The painting, with its dark tones and streetwise style, greets visitors to the Mestizo Visions art exhibit at the Cal State Channel Islands campus. Fillmore artist Chuy Rangel figures it provides the perfect symbol for the show at large, which runs through Oct. 13 and features nearly two dozen Latino artists from Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
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April 24, 1996 | STEPHANIE BROMMER
Vendors and nonprofit community organizations are being sought to rent booths during Ventura County's annual Cinco de Mayo Festival in Oxnard. The festival, organized by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Ventura County, will be held from Friday through Sunday at College Park. Authentic Mexican cuisine, a children's carnival and live entertainment are among the features of the festival, one of the largest celebrations of Hispanic culture in the local area, chamber officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1999
Hoping to increase the popularity of mariachi music among young people, San Fernando High School will play host to the free Festival Juvenil del Mariachi competition at 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium. The competition, for youths 18 and younger, is open to mariachi bands affiliated with schools, churches, music schools, nonprofit groups and other community organizations. It is the third of four preliminary competitions. The final contest will be Aug.
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January 20, 2002 | From Associated Press
The Republican National Committee's winter meeting ended Saturday with party leaders pledging to win over Latinos and other minorities who have historically supported Democrats. Addressing Republicans who have been meeting in President Bush's home state since Thursday, Rep. Henry Bonilla said he was proof that Latinos could fit in with the GOP. "By its very nature, the Hispanic culture is one of conservative values. They share already so many principles with us," Bonilla said.
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November 11, 1990
In Mary Yarber's education column dealing with ethnic literature in the schools (Times, Oct. 25), she omitted mention of a book that is a favorite of Hispanic students here at Venice High School, Rudolfo Anaya's "Bless Me, Ultima." It is a lyrical portrait of a youth growing up, torn between his mother's and his father's wishes for him and for themselves. Written in English and Spanish, the novel focuses also on the boy's struggle to determine whether his grandmother is a bruja (evil sorceress)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1998
A campaign to increase public awareness of ways to manage credit and to provide personal finance counseling and debt management programs has been launched in East Los Angeles. The Hispanic Credit Education Campaign is supported by lenders, merchants and financial institutions under the leadership of the nonprofit Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Los Angeles, officials said.
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May 6, 2001 | MARIA ELENA FERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the White House, as of Saturday, se habla espanol. George W. Bush made history on Cinco de Mayo by becoming the first president to deliver a version of his weekly radio address from the Oval Office entirely in Spanish. The president paid tribute to Mexican Americans, emphasizing policies aimed at improving relations with Mexico. Bush, who speaks Spanish, recorded his address in a slow and well-pronounced manner, impressing Spanish-speaking listeners.
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April 3, 2001 | From Associated Press
President Bush and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met Monday in a White House gathering that some members said left them optimistic but others said was short on commitment. In the meeting's opening remarks, Bush reiterated his "respect for the Hispanic culture." Bush said he and the caucus members would talk about a variety of issues, most important how to "make sure the world is more peaceful, more educated and more prosperous."
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February 7, 1999
* Maricarmen Ohara, a professor of Spanish at Ventura College, has been invited to lecture at the Religious Education Congress, to be held Thursday through Feb. 14 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Ohara will make two presentations in Spanish: "Emphasizing the Importance of Hispanic Culture in Catechism Instruction" and "How Parents Can Be a Positive Influence in the Lives of Their Children." The annual congress is sponsored by the Los Angeles Archdiocese Office of Religious Education.
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