Chiques History Note #12 – Rachel Murguia Wong

Chiques History Notes is a series of post based on my research on Oxnard, CA.

“Ms. Murguia Wong (still living) was a long-time Ventura County resident who advocated on behalf of school children as an Oxnard resident in the late 1960s and ’70s. She served on many appointed local and county committees and boards and was elected to the Oxnard School District’s board of trustees in 1971. Trustee Murguia Wong spearheaded the district’s compliance with the federally court ordered desegregation of Oxnard’s K-8 schools. She is an unsung hero of Ventura County.”

-Dr. Frank P. Barajas, Remembrances, Race, and Role Models: The Renaming of a Middle School

“Rachel Wong: Woman of Many Hats.” PC Weekly Magazine, 27 Feb 1972, p. 1.

“Rachel Wong: Woman of Many Hats.” PC Weekly Magazine, 27 Feb 1972, p. 2.

“Rachel Wong: Woman of Many Hats.” PC Weekly Magazine, 27 Feb 1972, p. 3.

“Rachel Wong: Woman of Many Hats.” PC Weekly Magazine, 27 Feb 1972, p. 4.

“Rachel Wong: Woman of Many Hats.” PC Weekly Magazine, 27 Feb 1972, p. 5.

FULL PDF : “Rachel Wong: Woman of Many Hats.” PC Weekly Magazine, 27 Feb 1972.

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Chiques History Note #11 – La Chileria

Chiques History Notes is a series of post based on my research on Oxnard, CA.

In 1946, Coastal Valley Canning Company opened a plant at 510 East 3rd Street. A majority of La Colonia’s residents worked as seasonal workers at La Chileria.

Source: The Press-Courier, 5 Oct 1962.

They sold the company to Heublein in 1966. They moved the plant to 1500 East 3rd Street in 1976.

Source: The Press-Courier, 10 Aug 1976.

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