La Voz de la Colonia is a recently discovered Spanish-language newspaper in the basement of the E.P. Foster Library that was published from 1926 to 1932 in the city of Santa Paula, California. This newspaper was circulated throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties covering local, regional and national news affecting the Mexican immigrant and Mexican American population.  The newspaper focused on labor struggles, school segregation, businesses, and community organizing efforts as well as sports and entertainment. The newspaper’s publisher was Oxnard businessman Jesus Jimenez then sold it a year later to Santa Paula businessmen, Manuel Reyes and B. De Hoyos, who became the publisher and editor respectively, until the Great Depression forced the newspaper to publish its last issue on July 15, 1932. This project will use La Voz de la Colonia to reinterpret key events in Ventura County history including the 1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster, the impact of the Great Depression, the establishment of Mexican businesses and civic organizations and the rise of Mexican American communities. The newspaper has been digitized by the Broome Library and be accessed in this link: