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January 28, 2006 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
Latino rights activist Jack Nava, a driving force behind a campaign to put a visage of late labor leader Cesar Chavez on a postage stamp, died Thursday of an apparent heart attack at his Ventura home. He was 68. During an eight-year push to persuade the U.S. Postal Service to issue a commemorative stamp featuring the United Farm Workers founder, Nava helped collect more than 25,000 signatures, circulating a homemade petition at college campuses, civil rights marches and other community events.
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January 28, 2006 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
Latino rights activist Jack Nava, a driving force behind a campaign to put a visage of late labor leader Cesar Chavez on a postage stamp, died Thursday of an apparent heart attack at his Ventura home. He was 68. During an eight-year push to persuade the U.S. Postal Service to issue a commemorative stamp featuring the United Farm Workers founder, Nava helped collect more than 25,000 signatures, circulating a homemade petition at college campuses, civil rights marches and other community events.
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August 19, 1999
Jess V. Nava, musician and lifelong Ventura County resident, died Monday at his home in Simi Valley. He was 55. He was born Aug. 17, 1943, in Santa Paula. He grew up there and graduated from Santa Paula High School. For more than 20 years, Nava was a meat cutter at the Oak Dale Market in Thousand Oaks. The store closed two years ago, but Nava and owner Charlie Weiss remained friends. Recently, he started working at Jues Market in Ventura.
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April 27, 2003 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
It has been a whirlwind week for Latino activist Jack Nava, one that will culminate today after a mile-long march in honor of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez. At a small park in downtown Oxnard, the Ventura resident plans to recount his part in an eight-year campaign to persuade the U.S. Postal Service to issue a commemorative stamp featuring the United Farm Workers union co-founder.
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August 3, 1993 | JULIE FIELDS
Hoping to offer Ventura County's Latino youths positive role models, a Ventura man has designed a poster that he believes can counterbalance the negative images of incarcerated gang members depicted on placards distributed by prosecutors. Modeled after the two "Boyz N the Jail" posters portraying some of the county's worst juvenile criminals, the new poster has a lineup of eight Latinos who have achieved successful careers in the county.
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