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Jan. 19 through 21 — ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! to present Grandeza Mexicana: A Festive Mosaic of Mexico’s Dance Traditions in free concerts

January 1, 2018
Jan. 19 through 21 — ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! to present Grandeza Mexicana: A Festive Mosaic of Mexico’s Dance Traditions in free concerts

Summary: Los Angeles- based folkloric ballet highlight culture and tradition of Mexican regions including Michoacan, Guerrero, Sinaloa and Jalisco Three opportunities to see them for FREE: Friday, January 19, 7 pm, Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Road, Isla Vista Saturday, January 20, 7 pm, Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe Sunday, January 21, 7 pm, The Marjorie Luke Theatre, Santa Barbara Jr. High, 721 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara Post-concert receptions with the artists Follow VivaelArteSB on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information and updates on events SANTA BARBARA — ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! presents Los Angeles-based...
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Family Service Agency Helps Santa Barbara Community Recover

January 18, 2018
Family Service Agency Helps Santa Barbara Community Recover

Services are available for students, families and individuals SANTA BARBARA — In light of the recent tragedies that have impacted our community in the past week, Family Service Agency (FSA) announced that efforts to assist those affected by the recent natural disasters are on-going. In addition to its regular services, FSA is providing mental health counseling at a variety of locations and starting a support group in Santa Barbara. “We all process trauma differently,” said Executive Director Lisa Brabo. “Many people in our community are finding themselves, possibly for the first time in their lives, in need of support to cope...
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Bilingual commentary: Recurring to Mexican Philosophy

January 18, 2018
Bilingual commentary: Recurring to Mexican Philosophy

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes At this time in our American history, Latinos are struggling with their rightful place and obligations in our society, as well as with the appearance of racism at the highest levels of our government. What does it mean to be an American of Mexican ancestry in this highly divisive moment in our country? We live...
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Museum of Ventura County update for Jan. 18

January 18, 2018
Museum of Ventura County update for Jan. 18

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. Thank You to Union Bank for a Wonderful Evening Over 350 people attended the opening reception of the new Neal Barr exhibit, In High Style: The Photography of Neal Barr, hosted by Union Bank at the Museum of Ventura County this past Saturday. Attendees enjoyed an evening of high-fashion fun and art, featuring the iconic photography of Neal Barr and a celebration of our community, with the music of Studio 54 and fabulous food and refreshments from supporting downtown Ventura merchants, including Anacapa Brewery, Capriccio’s, Himalaya, Paradise Pantry, Ventura Rental Party...
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Dreamers, Arizona Rep. Grijalva, Jewish and Latino Faith and Community Leaders Urge Congress not to Delay DREAM Act

January 17, 2018
Dreamers, Arizona Rep. Grijalva, Jewish and Latino Faith and Community Leaders Urge Congress not to Delay DREAM Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The DREAM Act must be passed immediately to protect the nearly 800,000 Dreamers whose lives are in limbo pending congressional action, Dreamers, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-AZ, and Jewish and Latino faith and community leaders said during a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday. A 150-member delegation of Dreamers from 10 states and the District of Colombia, whose trip to Capitol Hill this week was sponsored by the Hispanic Federation and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and Congressman Grijalva, were joined at the news conference by American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of...
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Carnegie Art Museum update for Jan. 17

January 17, 2018
Carnegie Art Museum update for Jan. 17

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   ART SALE FUNDRAISER If you haven’t seen the new additions to the Cellar Gallery Art Sale… ends February 18th! Don’t miss this opportunity to add an small masterpiece to your collection. Enjoy the benefits of membership, CAM members receive 15% off art sale artwork! CAM BOOK CLUB Join fellow art and book lovers at our monthly book discussions. Book selections focus on making connections with art and history inspired by current exhibitions and the museum’s permanent collection. Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah Thursday, January 18 6 pm $5 / members free click here for upcoming selections...
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Ventura County Recognized for Energy Management Commitment

January 17, 2018
Ventura County Recognized for Energy Management Commitment

VENTURA —The Building Operator Certification (BOC®) program is recognizing the County of Ventura in California for its commitment to professional development for building operators and to energy management. Making the investment in their local government and special districts operator teams prepares them to support the county and state’s energy management and operational efficiency goals while providing their staff with a career path in energy efficiency and smart buildings. The attendees of the Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA) hosted BOC Level I course (pictured below) included staff from regional cities, hospitals, school districts, and the county. County of Ventura employee...
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Bilingual report — County of Ventura: Individual Assistance Approved for Victims of Thomas Fire

January 17, 2018
Bilingual report — County of Ventura: Individual Assistance Approved for Victims of Thomas Fire

VENTURA —  The Department of Homeland Security announced on January 15 it had amended its major disaster declaration for the state of California to include the County of Ventura and the City of Ventura as areas eligible for individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The amendment is the result of an appeal by the state to have individual assistance included under the declaration to aid victims of the Thomas Fire. The amendment to the federal disaster declaration, originally declared January 2, 2018, now makes available such programs as Disaster Unemployment Insurance, Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households,...
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Bilingual report — Learn More at Public Forum on Jan. 31: Oxnard Considering Joining LA County’s new Clean-Energy Provider

January 17, 2018
Bilingual report — Learn More at Public Forum on Jan. 31: Oxnard Considering Joining LA County’s new Clean-Energy Provider

OXNARD — Oxnard residents and local business owners are encouraged to attend a public forum to learn more about a new Los Angeles County program, known as the Los Angeles Community Choice Energy (LACCE) program, that promises cleaner and potentially less expensive electricity. When: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Oxnard Performing Arts Center & Convention Center, the Ventura Room, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, California The City of Oxnard is considering joining LACCE, which gives Southern California Edison customers a greener, cleaner, and cost-effective alternative option to power their homes and businesses with energy generated...
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Island Packers continues shuttle service daily from Ventura, Santa Barbara harbors

January 16, 2018
Island Packers continues shuttle service daily from Ventura, Santa Barbara harbors

CENTRAL COAST — Island Packers continues shuttle service daily from Ventura, Santa Barbara harbors. Contact: Island Packers – 805-642-1393 or book online special trips www.islandpackers.com. Advance reservations recommended What: Boat transportation aboard high-speed 64’catamarans between Ventura Harbor and Santa Barbara Harbor continues to be available. When: Effective Monday, January 15, 2018 Island Packers boat transportation departs from Ventura at 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and departs from Santa Barbara 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily until roads open. Sea Landing has boat transportation departs from Santa Barbara 7:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. and departs Ventura at 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m....
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Hospice of Santa Barbara Provides Community Gathering Space to Those Affected by Jan. 9 Storm

January 15, 2018
Hospice of Santa Barbara Provides Community Gathering Space to Those Affected by Jan. 9 Storm

SANTA BARBARA — In light of the devastating events that occurred during the Jan. 9 mudslide, Hospice of Santa Barbara is providing counseling services to individuals and families who may be struggling during this difficult time. In addition to collaborating closely with schools, first responders, governmental agencies, and the Red Cross, Hospice of Santa Barbara is also providing a Community Gathering Space for those in need of support as they process the tragic events of this week. Trained counselors will be on hand at Hospice of Santa Barbara, located at 2050 Alameda Padre Serra Suite 100, and will be available...
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CSUCI faculty member gets NEH grant to research 19th century wine industry

January 12, 2018
CSUCI faculty member gets NEH grant to research 19th century wine industry

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Assistant Professor of History Julia Ornelas-Higdon, Ph.D. has received a $42,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to help her research a more complete history of the California wine industry. “We tend to think of the California wine industry as something very white,” Ornelas-Higdon said. “It’s something we connect with wealthier groups of upper and upper middle-class people. My book challenges those racial stereotypes. The California wine industry involved a diverse set of immigrants.” Ornelas-Higdon is going to use the grant to research and write a book on the marginalized history of...
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Bilingual commentary: Our Own “Promised Land”

January 12, 2018
Bilingual commentary: Our Own “Promised Land”

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Many of us American Latinos, born here in the U.S. and educated in American schools, may not be fully cognizant of the profound significance of the eagle in the middle of the Mexican flag. The American flag represents the country to which we proudly pledge our devotion and loyalty, but the Mexican flag is a...
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Rene ‘El Lustrador’ Corado to sign agreement with Bird Art Museum of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

January 12, 2018
Rene ‘El Lustrador’ Corado to sign agreement with Bird Art Museum of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

GUATEMALA — The Bird Art Museum of Atitlan, announced that The Biologists, Dr. Linnea Hall, Executive Director and Lic. René Corado, Collections Manager of the Bird Museum of Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology (WFVZ) of Camarillo, California, will sign a Cooperation Agreement with Mr. Richard C. Rivera of the Art Museum of Atitlan. René Corado, a Guatemalan residing in California, travels to Guatemala to sign the Agreement for Cooperation in Environmental Education with the Bird Art Museum of Lake Atitlan. The WFVZ Bird Museum is recognized worldwide for having the largest bird egg collection in the world (more than 1...
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El Consulado de Mexico en Oxnard brinda asistencia las 24 horas a los mexicanos afectados por los deslaves en el condado de Santa Barbara

January 11, 2018
El Consulado de Mexico en Oxnard brinda asistencia las 24 horas a los mexicanos afectados por los deslaves en el condado de Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — El Consulado de Mexico en Oxnard brinda asistencia las 24 horas a los mexicanos afectados por los deslaves en el condado de Santa Barbara. Número de Emergencias — 805.889.0241 Centro de Información y Asistencia a Mexicanos (CIAM): 1.855-4636.395
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Hospice of Santa Barbara Offers Support to Families Affected by Mudslide

January 11, 2018
Hospice of Santa Barbara Offers Support to Families Affected by Mudslide

SANTA BARBARA — Following the loss of life in Tuesday’s mudslide, Hospice of Santa Barbara is making itself available to individuals and families who may be grieving during this sorrowful time. If people have lost a loved one and or are struggling with grief, they can call Hospice of Santa Barbara at (805) 563-8820. Hospice of Santa Barbara is collaborating closely with schools, first responders, governmental agencies, and the Red Cross to provide counseling supportive services to families and the community. Their trained counselors are available at the “Family Assistance Center” set up by Santa Barbara County at the...
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United Way to Support Flood Victims through Reestablished Thomas Fire and Flood Fund

January 11, 2018
United Way to Support Flood Victims through Reestablished Thomas Fire and Flood Fund

CENTRAL COAST — In response to the destructive flooding and loss of life following the Thomas Fire, United Way of Santa Barbara County and United Way of Ventura County have reestablished their support effort as the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund. The local United Way offices initially established the fund in December 2017, shortly after the Thomas Fire, the largest wildfire in state history, ignited. One-hundred percent of the donations will support those in communities affected by the wildfires and flooding. To date, close to 2.7 million has been raised. “It’s heartbreaking that just weeks after the...
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Economic Development Collaborative — Ventura County Adds Staff Dedicated to Fire Relief

January 11, 2018
Economic Development Collaborative — Ventura County Adds Staff Dedicated to Fire Relief

VENTURA COUNTY — The Economic Development Collaborative –Ventura County (EDC-VC) has announced the addition of Clare Briglio as a full-time staff member dedicated to outreach and coordination of the fire relief efforts being delivered by EDC-VC’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Briglio and a team of about 30 other consultants provide a variety of services to local businesses including no-cost business advising, access to capital for short- and long-term loans for disaster relief and assistance regarding insurance, unemployment, loans and tax relief. “The Thomas Fire created a severe crisis for businesses in Ventura, Santa Paula, Ojai, Fillmore, Carpinteria, Summerland,...
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Jan. 19 through 21 — ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! to present Grandeza Mexicana: A Festive Mosaic of Mexico’s Dance Traditions in free concerts

Jan. 19 through 21 — ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! to present Grandeza Mexicana: A Festive Mosaic of Mexico’s Dance Traditions in free concerts

Summary: Los Angeles- based folkloric ballet highlight culture and tradition of Mexican regions including Michoacan, Guerrero, Sinaloa and Jalisco Three opportunities to see them for FREE: Friday, January 19, 7 pm, Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Road, Isla Vista Saturday, January 20, 7 pm, Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe Sunday, January 21, 7 pm,...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Announce Newest Member to Board of Governors

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Announce Newest Member to Board of Governors

AGOURA – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is pleased to announce a new member to its Board of Governors, Michael Tiemeyer. Tiemeyer has worked as an executive in multiple industries including banking, financial services, health care, information technology, marketing & advertising and retail. Known as an “Exceeds Expectations” executive, Tiemeyer has...

Museum of Ventura County update for Jan. 11

Museum of Ventura County update for Jan. 11

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. An Evening with Neal Barr We’re rolling out the red carpet for an evening of high-fashion fun and everyone is invited! Join us for an evening of art and a celebration of our community in support...

Limón issues statement on budget, Thomas Fire and mudslides

Limón issues statement on budget, Thomas Fire and mudslides

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Monique Limón (D – Santa Barbara) issued the following statement on the Budget presented today by Governor Jerry Brown. The Budget proposal released by Governor Brown addresses the devastation in our community from the Thomas Fire and subsequent mudslides. As we get back on our feet and move forward, it will be...

Jackson releases statement on mudslide recovery, rescue efforts

Jackson releases statement on mudslide recovery, rescue efforts

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY –  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement today on the mudslide in Santa Barbara County: “Today has been another heartbreaking and difficult day, as the search and rescue effort continues and the number of casualties has grown to 17. The search for the missing remains ongoing, and all of us...

Bill approved would help parents protect children from Equifax hack

Bill approved would help parents protect children from Equifax hack

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) legislation AB 608, prohibiting credit reporting agencies from charging fees when parents or guardians freeze their children’s credit reports, is one step closer to becoming law. “Agencies should not be collecting fees from parents who are cleaning up the mess Equifax made. Children’s future ability to buy a...

Social Justice Fund for Ventura County update for Jan. 10

Social Justice Fund for Ventura County update for Jan. 10

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Creating Change, Not Charity Almost a year ago we invited Ventura County to unite and learn about the harmful effects of implicit bias in our community’s schools. We brought together community activists, nonprofit leaders, teachers and administrators to confront their assumptions on bias and explore solutions. That day...

Carnegie Art Museum update for Jan. 10

Carnegie Art Museum update for Jan. 10

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   2018 Going Forward The Museum hopes all its visitors, students, and members will surpass the recent fire and flood emergencies to face a bright New Year.  Art can ease feelings, be a vacation from woes and point to new directions. So the Carnegie is gearing up with...

Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Jan. 10

Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Jan. 10

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Happy New Year! The Luke Theatre is still in the holiday spirit as we have 3 rescheduled events this month due to the Thomas Fire. Please come support our local performing arts groups and schools as Goleta School of Ballet, Westside Dance, and the Santa Barbara Junior High School Music Department have...

Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces New President

Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces New President

OXNARD — The Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is pleased to announce the appointment of its new President, Julie Mino. Mino has worked in the hospitality and non-profit sectors for 18 years, with a strong focus on social & corporate event planning, donor cultivation, and sales. Her experience also encompasses a strong emphasis...

Uber Eats Launches in Ventura County

Uber Eats Launches in Ventura County

New App Makes Getting Great Food as Easy as Getting a Ride VENTURA COUNTY — Ventura County residents and visitors can now order much of their favorite food from local restaurants and have it delivered by Uber Eats seven days a week. Uber Eats is offering delivery of full menus from more than 30 favorite...

Museum of Ventura County update for Jan. 6

Museum of Ventura County update for Jan. 6

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. Pop-up Exhibit:  Seeking Safety During the Thomas Fire, the Milligan home in Santa Barbara was evacuated and their art collection was brought to the Museum of Ventura County. This pop-up exhibit, Seeking Safety – Evacuated Art from the...

City of Oxnard Cultural and Community Services update for Jan. 5

City of Oxnard Cultural and Community Services update for Jan. 5

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Efforts ongoing to protect Ventura County communities from flood hazards following destabilized hillsides resulting from Thomas Fire

Efforts ongoing to protect Ventura County communities from flood hazards following destabilized hillsides resulting from Thomas Fire

VENTURA COUNTY — Acres of land and vegetation now compromised by the Thomas Fires will have a recovery team consisting of Federal, State, Ventura County and City departments. The team is on high alert as these regions are extremely susceptible to debris flows and flooding. From early modeling already done by VCPWA Watershed Protection District hydrologists,...

Oxnard’s’ Successor Agency Continued Boondoggle or Fiduciary Leadership in 2018

Oxnard’s’ Successor Agency Continued Boondoggle or Fiduciary Leadership in 2018

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By Armando Vazquez / Guest contributor Imagine the State of California dressed as a Santa Claus, and in a magnanimous gesture...

Jackson, Muratsuchi to reintroduce legislation to halt new federal offshore oil drilling

Jackson, Muratsuchi to reintroduce legislation to halt new federal offshore oil drilling

SACRAMENTO – In response to the Trump Administration announcement today to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters,  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) andAssemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) are reintroducing legislation to ensure that pipelines and other infrastructure cannot be built in California waters to support any new federal oil development. In the Senate, Jackson will carry...

Bilingual report: The Fading Hope for Peace in the Middle East

Bilingual report: The Fading Hope for Peace in the Middle East

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes We’ve all heard jokes about, and references to, “the oldest...

Gold Coast Transit District Board of Directors Approves New Contract Agreement with SEIU Local 721

Gold Coast Transit District Board of Directors Approves New Contract Agreement with SEIU Local 721

OXNARD — Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD) is pleased to announce that the GCTD Board of Directors approved a three-and-a-half-year contract with GCTD’s Administrative Support, Mechanical and Bus Operator Units who are represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 721 at the January 3rd Board meeting.  The contract provides incremental increases in wages and medical...

Studio Channel Islands Welcomes Three New Board Members

Studio Channel Islands Welcomes Three New Board Members

CAMARILLO — Studio Channel Islands recently announced the addition of Mark Barney, Mary DiCesare and Bill Little to its board of directors. Barney, a partner with Ventura law firm Ferguson Case Orr Paterson (FCOP), specializes in transactional law, real estate and land use. DiCesare, director of accounts for Mayerson Marketing & Public Relations (MMPR), brings...

Gold Coast Health Plan Introduces New Palliative Care Program

Gold Coast Health Plan Introduces New Palliative Care Program

MyGoldCare Provides Coping Mechanisms for Severely Ill Members CAMARILLO — Gold Coast Health Plan’s (GCHP) new palliative care program, MyGoldCare, launches January 1 for qualified enrollees. MyGoldCare helps relieve the pain and suffering of those who are seriously ill. The palliative care benefit – mandated under Senate Bill 1004 and signed into state law in...

First Thomas Fire Fund Distribution from United Way VC Coming through Red Cross

First Thomas Fire Fund Distribution from United Way VC Coming through Red Cross

CENTRAL COAST — Before the end of the year, $500 prepaid credit cards began going out to up to 1,000 residents whose homes were destroyed by the Thomas Fire in the first distribution from the United Way Thomas Fire Fund. The American Red Cross of the Central Coast will process payments through their case management...

Jackson, Limón to introduce legislation in response to the #THOMASFIRE

Jackson, Limón to introduce legislation in response to the #THOMASFIRE

Three bills will create an opt-out emergency alert system; ensure that translated emergency information is available for immigrant communities; and help ensure that new housing is safe from wildfires  SACRAMENTO – Following a year ravaged by wildfires, including the Thomas Fire, the largest wildfire in California history, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Assemblymember Monique Limón have announced...

7-year-old Raises $350 from Cocoa Stand for Thomas Fire Victims

7-year-old Raises $350 from Cocoa Stand for Thomas Fire Victims

CENTRAL COAST — Grayson and her little brother Rex worked together to raise $350 at their cocoa stand for those impacted by the Thomas Fire. Wanting to help those impacted by what is now the largest wildfire in California history, a 7-year-old Lompoc girl donated $350 she raised from a cocoa stand to the...

Thomas Fire Forces Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation Fundraising Event Cancellation but Can’t Affect the Fighting Spirit of Kids with Cancer

Thomas Fire Forces Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation Fundraising Event Cancellation but Can’t Affect the Fighting Spirit of Kids with Cancer

SANTA BARBARA — Due to the unhealthy air quality and overall impact of the fire, some of Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation’s significant events were cancelled in 2017, including the Annual Little Heroes Breakfast fundraiser in Ventura and the Annual Holiday Party for kids and their families scheduled for Santa Barbara. “Cancer does not get...

SBCC will make appointment for vacant seat

SBCC will make appointment for vacant seat

Trustee Dr. Marianne Kugler announces resignation SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara Community College District’s Board of Trustees announced that it will accept applications for an appointment to fill a board vacancy created by the resignation of board member Dr. Marianne Kugler as of January 1, 2018. The interim appointee will serve until the...

Santa Paula Art Museum update for Jan. 2

Santa Paula Art Museum update for Jan. 2

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   “Misty Morning” by Katie Fagan, acrylic, Collection of the artist © Katie Fagan. Featured in the Museum’s current Art About Agriculture exhibition. Free First Sunday Sunday, January 7, 2018, 12pm to 4pm Admission to the Santa Paula Art Museum is free for everyone on the first Sunday of every...

Bilingual report: Spring 2018 registration continue at Oxnard College for English as a Second Language classes

Bilingual report: Spring 2018 registration continue at Oxnard College for English as a Second Language classes

OXNARD — Spring 2018 registration continues at Oxnard College for English as a Second Language classes. The Spring Semester begins Jan. 8, with ESL classes beginning the week of Jan. 15. Click on flyer for more bilingual information.  

January — Livingston Memorial presents free Community Education Classes and Events

January — Livingston Memorial presents free Community Education Classes and Events

VENTURA COUNTY — As Ventura County’s only non-profit Home Health and Hospice provider, Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association supports the total well-being of our community. As part of our services, we host free monthly education classes throughout the county which include the following: Social Services/Bereavement Groups  Ojai: Caregiver Support Group Tuesday, January 2nd and...

January — A Class for Every New Year’s Resolution, Starting Now at SBCC School of Extended Learning

January — A Class for Every New Year’s Resolution, Starting Now at SBCC School of Extended Learning

SANTA BARBARA — Now is the time to commit to 2018 resolutions by choosing among hundreds of eight-week, tuition-free classes beginning the week of January 16 at SBCC School of Extended Learning. Spring Semester runs January 16 through May 12 and features two eight-week sessions of tuition-free classes to enhance life skills in the...

18 de enero, 1 y 15 de febrero, 1 y 15 de marzo — Planeación de Finanzas Personales

18 de enero, 1 y 15 de febrero, 1 y 15 de marzo — Planeación de Finanzas Personales

OXNARD — Sesiones de orientación “Planeación de Finanzas Personales,” 18 de enero, 1 y 15 de febrero, 1 y 15 de marzo en el Consulado de México, 3151 W. Fifth St., Suite E-100, Oxnard.  

Jan. 18 — Panel of local men to discuss #MeToo & sexual harassment in SLO County

Jan. 18 — Panel of local men to discuss #MeToo & sexual harassment in SLO County

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — A panel discussion — titled Men’s Place in the #MeToo Movement — will address sexual harassment in SLO County and ways that community members, men and women alike, can get involved in supporting the Silence Breakers in our community and putting an end to sexual harassment. The event is hosted...

Jan. 18 — CSUCI Environmental Science Professor to discuss impacts of Thomas Fire on wilderness and wildlife

Jan. 18 — CSUCI Environmental Science Professor to discuss impacts of Thomas Fire on wilderness and wildlife

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Professor and Chair of the Environmental Science & Resource Management Program Sean Anderson, Ph.D., will speak about the short- and long-term effects of the Thomas Fire as part of the Ventura Land Trust’s (VLT) 2018 Environmental Speaker Series. The community lecture begins at 7 p.m. on Jan. 18 at the...

Jan. 19 — Friday Night Movie Class Confronts Individual, Cultural Concerns at SBCC School of Extended Learning

Jan. 19 — Friday Night Movie Class Confronts Individual, Cultural Concerns at SBCC School of Extended Learning

SANTA BARBARA — ‘Turning Points in Thought From Film’ explores movie narratives and character development for the purpose of opening up the multifaceted field of psychology; Tuition-free class begins January 19 Defining and mirroring culture, cinema fills an important role in our society. Its power and place have expanded as it has been recognized...

Jan. 19 — Free Dance Performance by Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company

Jan. 19 — Free Dance Performance by Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company

Grandeza Mexicana: A Festive Mosaic of Mexico’s Dance Traditions FREE concert Presented by ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Friday, January 19, 7:00 pm Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Road, Isla Vista Doors open at 6:30 pm. Reception follows concert. More info: facebook.com/vivaelartesb ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! presents Los Angeles-based Grandeza...

Jan. 19 through 28 — Enjoy Oxnard’s Culinary Side during ‘Oxnard Dine, Wine & Beer Week’

Jan. 19 through 28 — Enjoy Oxnard’s Culinary Side during ‘Oxnard Dine, Wine & Beer Week’

OXNARD – Both residents and visitors are invited to discover the many flavors of Oxnard during “Oxnard Dine, Wine & Beer Week” taking place January 19-28, 2018. A variety of unchained and unique restaurants throughout Oxnard will participate providing foodies with an opportunity to savor delicious cuisine, wine and beer at discounted prices. Participating restaurants...

Jan. 19 through 21 — Boys & Girls Club members display winning art at Carnegie Art Museum; receive recognition at reception and award ceremony

Jan. 19 through 21 — Boys & Girls Club members display winning art at Carnegie Art Museum; receive recognition at reception and award ceremony

VENTURA COUNTY — More than 60 members from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme will have their winning National Fine Arts pieces on display 5:30–7:30 p.m. January 19 at the Carnegie Art Museum, 424 S C St, Oxnard. “Our youth put so much creativity and passion into their works...

Jan. 20 — Free Dance Performance by Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company

Jan. 20 — Free Dance Performance by Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company

Grandeza Mexicana: A Festive Mosaic of Mexico’s Dance Traditions FREE concert Presented by ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Saturday, January 20, 7:00 pm Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe Doors open at 6:30 pm. Reception follows concert. More info: facebook.com/vivaelartesb ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! presents Los Angeles-based Grandeza Mexicana in...

20 de enero — Invitación a la sesión de orientación sobre finanzas personales

20 de enero — Invitación a la sesión de orientación sobre finanzas personales

OXNARD — Invitación a la sesión de orientación sobre finanzas personales, 20 de enero 2018, 10 am a 12 pm Consulado de México, 3151 W. Fifth St., Suite E100, Oxnard.

Jan. 21 — BBSVC celebrates volunteers & first responders for National Mentoring Month

Jan. 21 — BBSVC celebrates volunteers & first responders for National Mentoring Month

VENTURA COUNTY — January is National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County (BBSVC) is celebrating with some very special events and activities, with a message of volunteerism and thanking First Responders in Ventura County. All month long, Bigs and Littles will be creating handmade thank-you cards for Ventura County’s First Responders...

Jan. 21 — Free Dance Performance by Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company

Jan. 21 — Free Dance Performance by Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company

Grandeza Mexicana: A Festive Mosaic of Mexico’s Dance Traditions FREE concert Presented by ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Sunday, January 21, 7:00 pm The Marjorie Luke Theatre, Santa Barbara Junior High 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara Doors open at 6:30 pm. Reception follows concert. More info: facebook.com/vivaelartesb ¡Viva el Arte de Santa...

Jan. 22 — SBCC Shifts Start of the Spring Semester

Jan. 22 — SBCC Shifts Start of the Spring Semester

Santa Barbara City College, with support from the State Chancellor for California Community Colleges, will shift the start of the Spring Semester by one week. The SBCC Spring Semester will begin Monday, January 22. This applies to all scheduled credit and non-credit classes. The semester end date will be shifted a week later and spring...

Jan. 23 — ‘The Effects of Medi-Cal on Homeownership’ Free Workshop to be held in Oxnard

Jan. 23 — ‘The Effects of Medi-Cal on Homeownership’ Free Workshop to be held in Oxnard

VENTURA COUNTY — Under a federal law not widely known to consumers, the State of California must seek repayment from the estates of certain Medi-Cal members after they die. What does this mean for homeowners receiving Medi-Cal benefits? Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) will host a free educational workshop open to anyone interested in...

Jan. 24 — ‘Toying with Science Show: Free and Open to the Public at Oxnard  Performing Arts & Convention Center

Jan. 24 — ‘Toying with Science Show: Free and Open to the Public at Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center

OXNARD — As part of its renewed effort to present dynamic public programming to the Greater Oxnard area, the Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center (The PACC) is pleased to host Garry Krinsky and his “Toying with Science” performance with two FREE shows on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. It has been said that GARRY KRINSKY...

Jan. 24 — The Art on the Water

Jan. 24 — The Art on the Water

OXNARD — Enjoy a private docent tour of the Ventura County Maritime Museum and gourmet lunch at Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club, with its beautiful harbor views, Jan. 24. Transportation departs Studio Channel Islands at 10 a.m. and returns to SCI at 3 p.m. Tucked away in nearby Channel Islands Harbor, the Maritime Museum offers...

Jan. 25 — ‘History and Mystery: Finland at 100’ exhibition invites public to explore Finland

Jan. 25 — ‘History and Mystery: Finland at 100’ exhibition invites public to explore Finland

CAMARILLO — The Finnish people drink more coffee per capita than any other people in the world. Finland holds world championships for mosquito catching. Finland has a 100 percent literacy rate. And on Finland’s “National Sleepyhead Day,” the last person in the household to wake up is thrown in the water. These are just a...

Jan. 26 — A Night of Laughs with Jason Love at Studio Channel Islands

Jan. 26 — A Night of Laughs with Jason Love at Studio Channel Islands

CAMARILLO — Join comedian and host Jason Love (Last Comic Standing), with fellow-comedians Nick Cobb (Comedy Central) and Bobby Tessel (CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno), 7:30 p.m., Jan. 26, for Comedy and Cocktails, an entertaining evening of stand-up comedy and cocktails at Studio Channel Islands, located...

Jan. 27 — Poetry Reading to Complement Art at the Santa Paula Art Museum

Jan. 27 — Poetry Reading to Complement Art at the Santa Paula Art Museum

SANTA PAULA — On Saturday, January 27, 2018, Ventura County Poet Laureate Phil Taggart will host a poetry reading at the Santa Paula Art Museum. The performance will feature two dozen local poets whose original poems will explore the theme of the Museum’s current Art About Agriculture exhibition. Art About Agriculture is composed of art by 70 different...

Through Jan. 28 — De Colores Art Show — Santa Paula Art Museum’s Impressive Latino Art Collection

Through Jan. 28 — De Colores Art Show — Santa Paula Art Museum’s Impressive Latino Art Collection

SANTA PAULA —The Santa Paula Art Museum’s exhibit, De Colores Art Show: Portraits of the Past, continues through Jan. 28, 2018. The interactive exhibit unveils portraits by groundbreaking Latino and Latino American artists, including Carlos Almaraz, Judy Baca, Sergio Hernández, Gilbert “Magú” Luján, Sylvia Raz, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Eloy Torrez and more. The De Colores Art...

Jan. 28 — Port Hueneme’s Oceanview Pavilion to present television tapings of Championship Wrestling from Hollywood

Jan. 28 — Port Hueneme’s Oceanview Pavilion to present television tapings of Championship Wrestling from Hollywood

PORT HUENEME — Championship Wrestling from Hollywood will present another action-packed set of television tapings from Port Hueneme’s Oceanview Pavilion located at 575 E. Surfside Drive on Sunday, January 28! The event will not be one to miss, as the most prestigious professional wrestling tournament on the west coast, the Percy Pringle lll Memorial Cup,...

Jan. 31 — Hospice Volunteer Training begins

Jan. 31 — Hospice Volunteer Training begins

CENTRAL COAST — Join Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association’s remarkable core of volunteers–community heroes that give special gifts of time and compassion to patients and their families at the end of life. We will provide you with training that gives you the confidence to enter the homes and lives of others to support them...

Feb. 3 through June 17 — Setting the Scene Exhibition to Show Paintings by Hollywood Artists from the Historic Santa Paula Civic Collection

Feb. 3 through June 17 — Setting the Scene Exhibition to Show Paintings by Hollywood Artists from the Historic Santa Paula Civic Collection

Premiere Party: Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission to the premiere is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, and free for students and members. The exhibition will be on view February 3, 2018 through June 17, 2018. SANTA PAULA —The Santa Paula Art Museum is going Hollywood with its upcoming...

Feb. 6 through April 10 — Camarillo Hospice is Offering a 10 Week Support Group for Bereaved Parents

Feb. 6 through April 10 — Camarillo Hospice is Offering a 10 Week Support Group for Bereaved Parents

CAMARILLO — Camarillo Hospice, a Program of Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association, is pleased to offer a 10-week, closed-ended grief support group program, Understanding Your Grief, written by author, educator and grief counselor, Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD. The program is intended to companion you on your own unique grief journey. Classes are offered at the following...

Feb. 8 — The League of Women Voters joins in the presentation of ‘Equal Means Equal’

Feb. 8 — The League of Women Voters joins in the presentation of ‘Equal Means Equal’

VENTURA — The League of Women Voters of Ventura County (LWVVC), a nonpartisan political organization, in collaboration with The Acorn Project, Ventura College, Ventura County Women’s Political Council, Ventura County Women’s Forum Collaborative, Ventura County Reproductive Rights Network, Justice for All, National Organization for Women (NOW), The Coalition for Family Harmony, and the Women’s Intercultural...

Feb. 11— The Art of Fine Art Collecting

Feb. 11— The Art of Fine Art Collecting

CAMARILLO — Tour three very special art collections in Camarillo, hosted by three very generous art lovers and collectors, 2 p.m., Feb. 11 (venue details by invitation). There is a docent on duty in each home to introduce the wide range of artwork presented. The third home will host wine and cheese on a...

Through Feb. 23 — Free career workshops to be held in Oxnard

Through Feb. 23 — Free career workshops to be held in Oxnard

OXNARD — A series of free career workshops will be held through Feb. 23 at the West County America’s Job Center, 2901 N. Ventura Road, third floor, Oxnard. January 12 – Winning Interviews, 8:00 a.m. – noon – You never get a second chance to make a first impression. This Career Shop will give you the tools you...

Feb. 23 — History and Lore of Baseball in Photos—Free Talk at CSU, Channel Islands

Feb. 23 — History and Lore of Baseball in Photos—Free Talk at CSU, Channel Islands

CAMARILLO — The Cal State University, Channel Island’s Spring 2018 Speaker Series will kick off with “The History and Lore of Baseball in Photos,” Friday, February 23 from noon to 2:00 p.m. on the CSU Channel Island campus (Malibu Hall 100, One University Dr., Camarillo). The speaker is Jonathan Light, attorney and author of...

Through Feb. 25 — Art About Agriculture Inspires Awe and Awareness

Through Feb. 25 — Art About Agriculture Inspires Awe and Awareness

Premiere Party: Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission to the premiere is $10 for members and $15 for non-members SANTA PAULA — Art About Agriculture, the popular pastoral art show presented annually by the Ag Art Alliance, will mark its tenth anniversary this year with a fresh crop of 81 artworks...

2 hasta 18 de marzo — Teatro de las Américas ‘Orínoco’

2 hasta 18 de marzo — Teatro de las Américas ‘Orínoco’

OXNARD — Teatro de las Américas “Orínoco”, 2 hasta 18 de marzo.

March 14 — PHorum: Perspectives in Healthcare

March 14 — PHorum: Perspectives in Healthcare

SANTA BARBARA — VNHC is proud to announce that Gary Malkin, multiple Emmy®, Clio, Peabody and ASCAP award recipient, will provide the keynote at the upcoming 5th Annual PHorum: Perspectives in Healthcare. The 2018 PHorum will feature the VNHC Music Therapy Program, and discuss the deeper and more substantial role of music in healthcare...

March 17-18 — 2018 The Blue & The Gray Civil War Reenactment

March 17-18 — 2018 The Blue & The Gray Civil War Reenactment

MOORPARK — The Blue & The Gray Civil War reenactment in Moorpark is the largest battle reenactment on the West Coast. Now in its 17th year, the event will take place March 17 and 18 at Hitch Ranch (100 West High St., Moorpark, entrance adjacent to the Moorpark Post Office). Hundreds of re-enactors from...

Through March 23 — La Hija de Jardineros / The Gardeners’ Daughter Alexandra “Lexx” Valdez at the UCSB Multicultural Center

Through March 23 — La Hija de Jardineros / The Gardeners’ Daughter Alexandra “Lexx” Valdez at the UCSB Multicultural Center

Opening reception on Jan. 16 SANTA BARBARA — La Hija de Jardineros / The Gardeners’ Daughter Alexandra “Lexx” Valdez exhibit will be presented through March 23 at the UCSB Multicultural Center, MCC Lounge. The opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. Alexandra “Lexx” Valdez is a Xicana creative who believes in collective...

Through March 25 — Channel Islands Maritime Museum in the Channel Islands Harbor presents ‘Water Works’

Through March 25 — Channel Islands Maritime Museum in the Channel Islands Harbor presents ‘Water Works’

OXNARD — The Channel Islands Maritime Museum in the Channel Islands Harbor presents “Water Works” by expedition artist Danielle Eubank, through March 25th, 2018. An opening reception is planned for Thursday, January 11th, 2018, 6-8PM. Events are FREE with Membership or Museum admission. The museum is located at 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, California 93030. For our...

April 11 through May 16 — Hospice of Santa Barbara to present Volunteer Training 2018

April 11 through May 16 — Hospice of Santa Barbara to present Volunteer Training 2018

Volunteer Training 2018 Hospice of Santa Barbara Do you have a heart to bring a supportive and caring presence the patients and families we serve? Join Hospice of Santa Barbara this spring for our volunteer training program, which begins Wednesday, April 11th and will continue for six consecutive Wednesdays until May 16th. Candidates will...

Through April 29 — From Marimba to Mariachi: ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Announces New Season of Free Concerts

Through April 29 — From Marimba to Mariachi: ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Announces New Season of Free Concerts

From Marimba to Mariachi: ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Announces New Season of Free Concerts Summary Four groups representing diverse traditions, innovation and inspiration in Latino music and dance: Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet, La Cuneta Son Machin, Gaby Moreno, and Mariachi Aztlán Free family events in accessible neighborhood venues, followed by refreshments and photos...

May 19-20 — 35th Annual California Strawberry Festival

May 19-20 — 35th Annual California Strawberry Festival

OXNARD — If you like strawberries, the 35th California Strawberry Festival has it all — from chocolate dipped strawberries to strawberry shortcake to even strawberry pizza. The festival is Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20 at Strawberry Meadows/College Park in Oxnard (3250 South Rose Ave.). Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., both...

Through May — The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is where the Wild Things are

Through May — The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is where the Wild Things are

SANTA BARBARA — Local art lovers have an opportunity to get wild at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Over 30 rare and beautifully hand-colored lithographs of North American mammals by famous artist and naturalist John James Audubon are on display at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s John and Peggy Maximus...

Single mother loses job due to Thomas Fire. Saves home with federal funded program

Single mother loses job due to Thomas Fire. Saves home with federal funded program

VENTURA COUNTY — Maria stared at the TV screen in disbelief seeing the Vista Del Mar Hospital building, where she had worked for the past 7 years, devoured by flames from the Thomas Fire, “I just couldn’t believe it. My heart dropped and I was immediately worried about the patients and staff there.” After finding...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley to Expand John L. Notter Family Club on Campus of Redwood Middle School. Seeking Donations

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley to Expand John L. Notter Family Club on Campus of Redwood Middle School. Seeking Donations

THOUSAND OAKS — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is seeking the help of the community to raise the very last portion of needed funds for expanding the John L. Notter Family Club located on the Redwood Middle School campus in Thousand Oaks. “With this new facility, we will be able to...

Two grants give steam to STEM programs at CSUCI and across the county

Two grants give steam to STEM programs at CSUCI and across the county

CAMARILLO — Two separate programs led by CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) have received grants to support the cause of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) education. The Amgen Foundation awarded $75,000 toward a program entitled “Expanding the Impact and Sustaining the Work of the VC STEM Network.” And a CSUCI summer program that introduces high school students from Oxnard...

VCCDC update for Dec. 23

VCCDC update for Dec. 23

December 2017 The end of the year is always a special time when we gather at home with family and reflect on the joys and blessings that the year has brought us. Here at VCCDC one of our greatest accomplishments for 2017 is having assisted more than 125 families in achieving the dream of...

EDC-VC Business Line update for Dec. 22

EDC-VC Business Line update for Dec. 22

Click here to view the entire e-newsletter President’s Message   Bruce Stenslie Our hearts go out to all those who lost homes and so much in the Thomas Fire disaster.  While the emergency isn’t over, it is both humbling and inspiring to witness the outpouring of understanding, support and spirit for a shared recovery for...

Museum of Ventura County (Thomas Fire) update for Dec. 22

Museum of Ventura County (Thomas Fire) update for Dec. 22

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. Happy Holidays from Your Museum FamilyFrom all of us at the Museum of Ventura County, we wish you a holiday season filled with peace, joy and community. Please note our holiday hours listed at the end of...

Refugios de la Cruz Roja Americana Están Abiertos a todos

Refugios de la Cruz Roja Americana Están Abiertos a todos

View this email in your browser Los servicios de Cruz Roja están disponibles para quien los necesite, independentientemente de su nacionalidad, raza, orientación sexual, creencias religiosas, clase o opiniones políticas…  

United Way of Ventura County — A Personal Message from One Family Recovering from The Thomas Fire

United Way of Ventura County — A Personal Message from One Family Recovering from The Thomas Fire

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Dear Friend of United Way,   You may not know me or my family, but we now know your compassion generosity, and we appreciate you more than you can possibly know. Last week, I took my two young sons to see what was left of our home after the...

United Way Thomas Fire Fund Gets Foundation, Corporate and Individual Support from Across the Country and Locally—$2.25 Million to Date

United Way Thomas Fire Fund Gets Foundation, Corporate and Individual Support from Across the Country and Locally—$2.25 Million to Date

CENTRAL COAST — In response to an outpouring of support, United Way of Santa Barbara County and United Way of Ventura County have established a joint fund to directly support those individuals and families affected by the fire in both counties—The United Way Thomas Fire Fund. Major donations have come in from local and...

Bilingual report: American Latinos Facing Demands to “Go Back Home”

Bilingual report: American Latinos Facing Demands to “Go Back Home”

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes How did it ever come to this? American nationalists have...

Carnegie Art Museum update for Dec. 21

Carnegie Art Museum update for Dec. 21

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   CAM HAPPENINGS Check out the CAM Pulse: Click here to view the photos from theExpressions of Life / Ricardo Palavecino opening reception held on Saturday, December 9th.  And, click here to view a video that captures the voices behind Ricardo Palavecino’s compelling photographs. Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season! The...

Jackson bills, including new parent leave act, to become law on Jan. 1

Jackson bills, including new parent leave act, to become law on Jan. 1

SACRAMENTO – Among the numerous bills authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) this year, the following will take effect on January 1, 2018: Senate Bill 63, the New Parent Leave Act: SB 63 will provide 12 weeks of job-protected maternity and paternity leave for California parents who work for smaller companies with 20 to 49 employees, allowing...

EDC-VC SBDC (Thomas Fire) update for Dec. 20

EDC-VC SBDC (Thomas Fire) update for Dec. 20

  ? Disaster Update: Making a Difference To our clients and partners,   Our hearts go out to all those who have lost homes, property, revenue and much more in this disaster. We are standing in this recovery effort with you. For those impacted as business owners, we know it can be daunting to...

SWAT Team Spreads Holiday Cheer to Special Needs Kids in Camarillo

SWAT Team Spreads Holiday Cheer to Special Needs Kids in Camarillo

CAMARILLO — Special needs students at the Phoenix-Los Nogales School in Camarillo got a big holiday surprise today when members of the Oxnard Police Department SWAT team arrived to present them with holiday gifts. The gifts included new shoes donated by the New Balance Factory Store in the Camarillo Premium Outlets and gift bags donated...

CSUCI launches nationwide search for Vice President for Student Affairs

CSUCI launches nationwide search for Vice President for Student Affairs

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) is seeking to fill the position of Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) with plans for the new hire to begin in spring of 2018. The VPSA vacancy was created by the December 2017 retirement of William Gregory Sawyer, Ph.D., who held the position since the University began in 2002....

Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau (Thomas Fire) update for Dec. 20

Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau (Thomas Fire) update for Dec. 20

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Your favorite spots are still here! We could never thank each of the 8,400 incident personnel enough for all they’ve done to keep Ventura safe. Although the fire reached our hillsides, firefighters did an amazing job of fighting back and most neighborhoods -including our downtown, midtown, beaches, and harbor,...

Registration is Now Underway for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley 2018 Winter Sports Leagues

Registration is Now Underway for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley 2018 Winter Sports Leagues

AGOURA HILLS – Registration is now underway for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s Winter 2018 coed Jr. NBA Basketball League. The Jr. NBA Basketball League is open to ages 3-12. The eight-week session starts January 28-March 25, 2018 and takes place at the Los Cerritos Middle School Gym, 2100 E. Avenida...

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Resident Celebrates 105th Birthday at Creekside Gardens

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Resident Celebrates 105th Birthday at Creekside Gardens

CENTRAL COAST — Paso Robles resident Vera Maddan celebrated her 105th birthday on December 18 surrounded by about 20 of her family, friends and neighbors at her home, Creekside Gardens Senior Apartments. Creekside Gardens is an affordable housing complex for seniors that is owned by Peoples’ Self-Help Housing and managed by The Duncan Group....

Registration Now Open for 800+ Spring Classes at SBCC School of Extended Learning

Registration Now Open for 800+ Spring Classes at SBCC School of Extended Learning

SANTA BARBARA — This spring, the SBCC School of Extended Learning is filled with in-demand classes for adults of all ages seeking to advance their careers, enrich their lives, achieve a better work-life balance, or keep mind and body in top shape post-retirement. Students can find everything from learning ways to use healthy ingredients...

After Upgrades and Renovations, Valentine Court Welcomes Residents Home for the Holidays

After Upgrades and Renovations, Valentine Court Welcomes Residents Home for the Holidays

SANTA MARIA — Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) has been hard at work this summer renovating Valentine Court Apartments, and now residents are coming home in time for the holiday season. Located on East Newlove Drive in Santa Maria, the 35-unit affordable apartment complex has undergone numerous upgrades, including energy efficiency improvements, new paint, appliance installation,...

Make an ornament for your tree on Dec. 22. They’ll make one for a first responder/someone impacted by the Thomas Fire

Make an ornament for your tree on Dec. 22. They’ll make one for a first responder/someone impacted by the Thomas Fire

CAMARILLO — KidSTREAM, an emerging children’s museum committed to bringing hands-on STEM learning to the Ventura County community is hosting a “Give and Get” 3-D Snowflake Ornament Workshop. Families are invited to bring their holiday spirit as they make 3-D snowflake ornaments at the kidSTREAM 3-D Snowflake Ornament Workshop 12-5 p.m. on Dec. 22...

Camarillo Hospice announces grief counseling in Spanish

Camarillo Hospice announces grief counseling in Spanish

CAMARILLO — Camarillo Hospice, a Program of Livingston Memorial Vesting Nurse Association, is now offering individual, couple, and family counseling in Spanish for those grieving the death of a loved one. For more information please contact 805-389-6870.   Ongoing Support Groups Young Widow and Widowers Support Group Tuesdays 5:30 to 7:00 pm Good Grief Club and...

Children’s Resource Network of the Central Coast update for Dec. 18

Click here for more information   WE ARE HOSTING FREE CHRISTMAS  TOY  GIVEAWAYS DO YOU KNOW A CHILD WHO IS IN NEED  OF CHRISTMAS PRESENTS?   If you know a family who needs help providing Christmas presents to their children, please invite them to one of these events. Click on flyers to download Special...

Change in Schedule for Camarillo Hospice’s Grief Support for Children and Teens

Change in Schedule for Camarillo Hospice’s Grief Support for Children and Teens

CAMARILLO — Camarillo Hospice, a Program of Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurses Association, will be offering a children and teen grief support group the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 pm starting January 3, 2018. The Good Grief Club designed for children ages 6 to 13 will provide children with...

Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau (Thomas Fire) update for Dec. 16

Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau (Thomas Fire) update for Dec. 16

Click here to see the entire e-newsletter 20 good things. In no particular order, here are a few awesome things that happened in Ventura since the Thomas Fire. 1. Surfboards for first responders Neighbors at Ventura’s Surfers’ Point rallied to gather surfboards, stand-up paddle boards, and wetsuits to lend to first responders during their...

Museum of Ventura County (Thomas Fire) update for Dec. 16

Museum of Ventura County (Thomas Fire) update for Dec. 16

Main Street Museum Pavilion Open for Families and Chaperoned Groups Saturday December 16 and Monday December 18 through Thursday December 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m,. the Museum invites families and chaperoned groups to come to the pavilion and plaza for community, activities, crafts and snacks. With Ventura schools remaining closed, the museum will offer several crafts...

Ventura County School Closures for Monday, Dec. 18

Ventura County School Closures for Monday, Dec. 18

VENTURA COUNTY — Due to continuing air quality concerns, some Ventura County school districts will be closed on Monday, December 18. This includes school sites and classrooms operated by the Ventura County Office of Education in the Ventura and Ojai areas (see the full list below). This chart reflects the latest information we have received...

CSUCI Goleta campus will continue to be closed week of Dec. 17-23

CSUCI Goleta campus will continue to be closed week of Dec. 17-23

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands will continue to close their Goleta campus the week of Dec. 17-23 due to the Thomas Fire that has reached Santa Barbara County, as well as the current and forecasted poor air quality for that area. CSUCI Goleta students will receive instructions via email from faculty regarding options for completing...

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (Thomas Fire) update for Dec. 15

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (Thomas Fire) update for Dec. 15

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   It’s been a tough couple of weeks in our corner of the world. As the Thomas Fire rages on in Santa Barbara, we are mindful of the damage it has already caused in Ventura, Santa Paula, Ojai, and Carpinteria. The fire has affected our entire community, and...

A UCSB scholar translates the latest novel from acclaimed Puerto Rican writer Eduardo Lalo

A UCSB scholar translates the latest novel from acclaimed Puerto Rican writer Eduardo Lalo

By Jim Logan • UCSB For Suzanne Jill Levine, a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Santa Barbara, translating a book into English is more than swapping words from Spanish. It’s an art, a bit of mind reading and a performance — all in the service of creating a text that’s faithful to...

Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. to distribute toys throughout Ventura County through Dec. 21

Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. to distribute toys throughout Ventura County through Dec. 21

VENTURA COUNTY — It has been a time honored tradition during the holiday season for Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc. to distribute toys to its pediatric patients. The tradition continues this year as Clinicas’ Toy Giveaway will again take place at all 13 Clinicas Health Centers. This event can be especially meaningful for patients because...

Das Williams: Latest Thomas Fire Info

Das Williams: Latest Thomas Fire Info

Dear Friend,   First I want to say that I’m sorry it’s been so long since my last email update. I’ve appreciated the messages I’ve gotten about how helpful these have been to keep you updated on the situation with the Thomas Fire. I make frequent updates on my Facebook so if you haven’t...

Ventura County School Closures for Friday, Dec. 15

Ventura County School Closures for Friday, Dec. 15

VENTURA COUNTY — Due to air quality concerns, some Ventura County school districts will be closed on Friday, December 15. This includes school sites and classrooms operated by the Ventura County Office of Education in the Ventura, Oxnard and Ojai areas (see the full list below). This chart reflects the latest information we have received...


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