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An important message from Carnegie Art Museum Cornerstones President — Other upcoming events

May 21, 2019

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Dear CAM Members, Donors, Artists, and Friends, Although the City of Oxnard must responsibly resolve a $9.2 million budget deficit projected for next fiscal year 2019-20, Carnegie Art Museum and its 501(c)3  nonprofit group, Carnegie Art Museum Cornerstones were deeply shaken to learn of the potential closure of the Carnegie after June 30, 2019. The new budget is scheduled to not be approved by City Council until June 18th and the CAM Cornerstones are seeking alternatives so this arts and art education resource is not lost. The City has mentioned that it...
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RISE Executive Director Retiring after 15 Years

May 21, 2019

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — Jennifer (Jenny) Adams, Executive Director of RISE San Luis Obispo County, is retiring on June 28, 2019. She has worked in the field of gender-based violence for over 20 years, serving as Executive Director for fifteen. She is excited to travel, spend time with family, and explore options for her next adventure. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the community through my work at RISE. I am forever grateful to our amazing board of directors, staff and volunteers, as they continue the important work of supporting survivors and ending gender-based...
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CSUCI receives grant to support food program for students

May 21, 2019

CAMARILLO — Their earning power will increase once they receive their degrees, but while students are still attending CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI), they sometimes need help affording groceries. So, CSUCI launched the Basic Needs Program, which helps students with food insecurity along with other basic necessities such as housing or financial burdens. To help address food insecurity, the program just received support from a $47,413 grant from CSU, Chico’s Center for Healthy Communities (CHC). The grant’s purpose is to connect eligible students with the CalFresh Food Program, which supplies low-income students with funds to buy healthy food. “We are...
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Personal experiences from Vietnam veterans will take center stage on May 21 in Santa Maria

May 21, 2019

SANTA MARIA — Personal experiences from Vietnam veterans will take center stage inside the Pioneer Valley High School Performing Arts Center on May 21. More than 150 juniors who are taking U.S. History classes are expected to hear the presentation from VC9 Vietnam Veterans Group, according to Panther Social Science Teacher and Avid Advisor Stacie Martinez. “It’s just so eye opening for the kids to hear their stories,’’ Martinez added. “It’s important that the students hear from the Vets themselves about the incredible sacrifices they made for this nation. Many of these brave men suffer from PTSD and they rarely speak about...
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Community Action Commission Presents Annual Champions Honor to Santa Ynez Chumash

May 20, 2019

Event Raised Close to $350,000 for Senior Meal Program. Art of Giving Back Fundraising Dinner and Presentation Featured Notable Fine Artist at Work SANTA BARBARA — At its annual awards dinner and presentation, Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County (CAC) recognizes local organizations or individuals who have helped improve the lives of children, youth, families, and seniors in the county. For 2019, CAC selected the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians for the Champions honor. “This year we are pleased to be honoring the Santa Ynez Chumash for their many contributions to our community, including our elders,” said CAC...
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Coast Village Plaza “Firehose” Flag Ceremony May 22; Honoring First Responders

May 20, 2019

SANTA BARBARA — As a prelude to Memorial Day and as a way to honor the first responders of the Thomas Fire and Mudslide, the businesses and merchants of 1187 Coast Village Road are joining with Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) to unveil and dedicate a large flag that is made from actual fire hose. A short reception will follow. Some 25 local firefighters along with other first responders will be present along with other local officials and dignitaries. The fire hose flag was created by retired Santa Barbara City firefighter John Carrillo to honor the first responders who...
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New Online Sexual Harassment & Bullying Prevention Training Course From Employment Law Firm LightGabler

May 20, 2019

CENTRAL COAST — A new California law requires that companies with five or more employees provide two hours of supervisory training and one hour of staff training every two years on harassment, discrimination, bullying and retaliation. Companies must be in compliance by January 1, 2020. Employment law firm LightGabler has created a new online training video course that meets California harassment and bullying training requirements. Training is presented by Jonathan Fraser Light, an employment attorney with over 30 years of experience advising employers and hundreds of hours spent training management and staff. The online videos include tracking software to...
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Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) update for May 20 — Artist Talk: James Benning on May 23

May 20, 2019

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Artist Talk: James Benning Thursday, May 23, 2019 5:30 pm Join us at MCASB this Thursday for a special evening with independent filmmaker and artist James Benning, who will speak about works on view in James Benning: Quilts, Cigarettes & Dirt (Portraits of America), followed by a screening of his latest film, READERS, 2017. RSVP Here NOW ON VIEW James Benning: Quilts, Cigarettes & Dirt (Portraits of America) On view through July 14, 2019 Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is pleased to announce the upcoming solo West Coast museum debut of independent...
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State Debris Removal Officials Urge Cyclists to Use Caution When Using Canyons Roads in Recent Burn Areas

May 20, 2019

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — As the rainy season in Southern California tapers off and more cyclists are using the roads, officials with the Debris Removal Operations Center (DROC) in Calabasas are urging cyclists in areas affected by last November’s Woolsey and Hill fires to use caution due to the presence of trucks transporting debris generated by the fires to local landfills. Roads of particular concern include Cornell Road, Latigo Canyon Road, Corral Canyon Road, Encinal Canyon Road, Mulholland Highway, Decker Canyon Roadand Deer Creek Road.  These roads pose a significant risk to cyclists because they are narrow, have “S” curves with...
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Santa Paula Art Museum update for May 20 — ‘The Art of Travel’ Starts Wednesday! Plus, Medallas de Oro and Kids’ Art Fest

May 20, 2019

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM JEANETTE COLE ART CENTER & COLE CREATIVITY CENTER Here are the Museum’s top moments from the past week: Last week was the kind of week that really makes our museum mantra – “art creates community” – ring true. Our amazing docents/best friends turned their monthly meeting into an outdoor potluck luncheon where they discussed upcoming event duties. On Saturday evening, we were thrilled to welcome a great crowd to the premiere of our three new exhibitions: Face of California, Celebrating Teaching Artists, and works created by local elementary school students through our Artist-in-Residence program. The...
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Bilingual report: Ventura County adopts disaster recovery plan

May 17, 2019

VENTURA — The Board of Supervisors adopted a Disaster Recovery Plan at their April 30th meeting which will be incorporated into the County’s overall disaster plans to provide for an efficient recovery process following a major incident. The recovery plan was developed under the direction of the County Executive Office. Following the Thomas Fire, after-action reviews highlighted the need for a comprehensive plan which could be used to guide recovery efforts following extraordinary emergency situations and natural, human-caused or technological disasters. Lessons learned during the Hill and Woolsey fires helped to further refine the plan and its requirements. “The...
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Ayuda Para los Afectados por los Incendios Woolsey y Hill

May 17, 2019

OXNARD —  El 805 UndocuFund proporciona Fondos Para Desastres para ayudar a las personas y familias indocumentadas que se han visto afectadas económicamente por la pérdida de sushogares, salarios y/o empleo debido a los recientes desastres naturales. Hay fondos disponibles para la gente que fue affectada por los incendios Woolsey y Hill de noviembre 2018 en las comunidades de Oxnard, Camarillo, Newburry Park, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Oak Park, Bell Gardens y áreas adyacentes. Si usted se vio affectado, llamé o mande un texto al (805) 200-8471 para registrarse.
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City of Oxnard: Water Provided by City of Oxnard Is Clean and Safe

May 17, 2019

There are social media concerns about nitrate contamination in the drinking water in Oxnard. The problem is not in the City of Oxnard’s water supply. It is with the Vineyard Avenue Acres Mutual Water Company (VAAMWC). The water provided by the City of Oxnard is fine — it is clean and safe. While the water customers in question are in a small area within our City limits, VAAMWC is a private, separate water system that does not have a physical connection to the City of Oxnard’s water system. The City of Oxnard does not supply water to VAAMWC customers, and there is...
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Hospice of Santa Barbara and Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Work Together to Make Sure that ‘No One Dies Alone’

May 17, 2019

SANTA BARBARA — In a unique collaboration between Hospice of Santa Barbara and Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care, the No One Dies Alone (NODA) program helps ensure that those who are dying in our community, with no family or friends nearby, have someone with them during those final hours. This partnership also includes local residential facilities where many of these patients reside. Trained volunteers bring comfort and compassion to those we serve in the last 48-72 hours of life, and as the name of the program indicates, ensure No One Dies Alone. “There are situations where someone is the...
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City of Oxnard Implementing Development Review Improvements to Simplify Processes for Permits

May 17, 2019

OXNARD — The City of Oxnard is implementing development review improvements to make it easier and faster for homeowners and businesses to get permits. In many cities, the permit review process is the subject of complaints from customers with particular focus on the complexity and uncertainty of the process and the time it takes to obtain project approvals. The City of Oxnard acknowledges these common complaints and is now striving to improve the development review process to provide more certainty and predictability in the expected outcomes and to avoid unnecessary delays. “These fixes in our permitting process are crucial to...
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Mental Wellness Center Celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month

May 16, 2019

SANTA BARBARA — The Mental Wellness Center (MWC) held its first ever Stigma Buster Celebration May 1 in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month and the efforts of its local graduates and partners. About 100 supporters gathered at MWC’s Fellowship Club, which by day, operates as a community center for individuals living with a mental illness. The celebration shined a light on the generosity of the Mental Wellness Giving Society, graduating seniors from the Youth Wellness Connection Council, teaching team from Mental Health Matters and the incredible work of California HOPE 805. “So many incredible things happen behind our...
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Bilingual commentary: The Continued Demise of News Sources

May 16, 2019

By David Magallanes • Guest contributor David Magallanes Some 50 years ago, when I was starting to explore the world and found myself living in the barracks of a military radio school in Mississippi, I already had the custom of reading the daily newspaper, just as I do today.  Back then, it was the Times-Picayune, published in New Orleans.  I had grown up in my parents’ home reading the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. Both newspapers have disappeared from the journalistic landscape.  The Times-Picayune folded just a couple of weeks ago, suddenly laying off all its employees.* The Herald Examiner published its...
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CSUCI School of Education receives grants to launch teacher residency program

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) will start its first teacher residency program in partnership with the Ventura County Office of Education and the Rio and Oxnard Elementary School Districts, thanks to a pair of grants that complement each other. One is from the National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR), a Chicago-based not-for-profit organization dedicated...

Santa Barbara City College update for May 16 — Commencement 2019: The sky’s the limit

Santa Barbara City College’s Community Newsletter May 2019 Commencement 2019: The sky’s the limit The rainy weather on May 10 subsided long enough for more than 600 new SBCC graduates to receive their diplomas at La Playa Stadium, as proud family and friends cheered on. Speakers included Interim President/Superintendent Dr. Helen Benjamin and student...

CSUCI Professor appointed to California Cybersecurity Task Force

CAMARILLO — The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates there are about 350,000 cybersecurity jobs currently unfilled nationwide. More than 37,000 of those jobs are in California, and that number climbs every day, according to the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Creating a highly-trained work force to fill those jobs is one of the...

United Way of Ventura County’s Women United Luncheon Raises Funds and Inspires Single Mothers to Reach their Goals

VENTURA COUNTY — Nearly 300 people gathered on campus at Cal Lutheran University Friday, May 10th for United Way of Ventura County’s (UWVC) Women United 3rd Annual Luncheon, featuring acclaimed social psychologist and author Dr. Aida Hurtado. Dr. Aida Hurtado’s keynote presentation focused on stories of strong, independent women who have overcome the odds...

BSVC’s premier tournament raises more than $200,000 for Ventura County Youth

VENTURA COUNTY — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County (BBSVC), the youth mentoring organization which facilitates more than 1,500 one-to-one relationships annually, hosted its 46th-annual Golf Classic on April 29 at The Saticoy Club in Somis, CA. Through sponsorships, donations, auctions and more, the tournament raised over $200,000. Los Angeles Kings Team Ambassador and Hockey Hall of Famer, Bob Miller, hosted the...

CSUCI joins forces with Museum of Ventura County to digitize historical archives

CAMARILLO — Some CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) student researchers are going to spend their summer bringing Ventura County’s historical archives into the 21st century. A partnership forged between CSUCI and the Museum of Ventura County (MVC) means that three student researchers from CSUCI’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) program will spend time each week...

This Summer, Seize the Day or Prepare for Tomorrow at SBCC School of Extended Learning

SANTA BARBARA — With hundreds of classes throughout this summer, SBCC School of Extended Learning is a fit for every schedule. Tuition-free and fee-based life enrichment classes offer a bounty of arts, fitness, and mindfulness classes to fill summer ‘staycation’ time, or in between summer travel. If career advancement or a new job search...

Ventura County Civic Alliance update for May 15 — Welcome to Our Spring 2019 Livable Communities Newsletter!

Livable Communities Newsletter Vol. 13, No. 50 May 2019 Quick Links – See the Current State of the Region Report – Last Quarter’s Newsletter   Join us at the Ventura County Civic Alliance! Welcome to Our Spring 2019 Livable Communities Newsletter!  This edition of our Livable Communities Newsletter is dedicated solely to California’s growing economic inequality...

Ventura County Community Development Corp. (VCCDC) update for May 14 — Upcoming FREE Workshops ? Get Home SMART! Promo code inside…

Upcoming Workshops Take advantage of VCCDC’s FREE upcoming workshops on topics ranging from Homebuyer Education to Estate Planning! REGISTER – May 18 REGISTER – June 15 Taller en Español – junio 15 HUD-Approved Homebuyer Education Workshops Cost: $25 fee waived – FREE! Use promo code VCCDC to get FREE admission! Date: Saturday, May 18th;...

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara update for May 14 — OPENING THURSDAY | James Benning: Quilts, Cigarettes & Dirt (Portraits of America)

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Opening this Week! Join us Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 6 – 9 pm for a reception celebrating the opening of new MCASB exhibition, James Benning: Quilts, Cigarettes & Dirt (Portraits of America). Plus, enjoy tunes by DJ Val-Mar Records, interactive art activities, and drinks on the terrace....

$4.3 Million Grant to Enhance Career Education in Ventura County

VENTURA COUNTY — Career technical education (CTE) programs for Ventura County middle and high school students will continue thanks to a major new grant awarded to the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE). In a highly competitive process, VCOE received a grant of $4,334,427 from the State of California. The grant is part of the...

WEV (Women’s Economic Ventures) Announces Founder’s Retirement and Names Successor

SANTA BARBARA — Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) announced this week that its founder and CEO, Marsha Bailey, will retire next year after 30 years at the helm. Her successor will be Kathy Odell, an accomplished entrepreneur and business leader in the region. WEV was launched under Bailey’s leadership in 1991, after three years of...

California Strong Distributes Second Round of Grant Money to Woolsey Fire Victims

VENTURA COUNTY — California Strong, a nonprofit organization created by California professional athletes to provide immediate financial support to victims after disasters, distributed its second round of funding to over 60 families who were impacted by the Woolsey Fire. More than $250,000 was distributed May 10 in Westlake Village at the Yarrow Family YMCA....

CSUCI Police armed with special training and medicine to counteract fatal opioid overdose

CAMARILLO — To help officers respond to opioid-related medical emergencies quickly and effectively, CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) police are now carrying naloxone hydrochloride or Narcan to help prevent fatal opioid overdoses. “This is a direct response to the opioid crisis,” explained Sergeant Chris Jetton. “The laws actually changed in California allowing police officers to administer...

More than 700 Properties Cleared of Woolsey, Hill Fire Debris

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — State contractors have removed debris generated by the Woolsey and Hill fires from the first 709 properties in Los Angeles and Ventura counties whose owners are participating in the state’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program, officials with the Debris Removal Operations Center (DROC) in Calabasas said today. To date, state crews have cleared...

Ahead of Refugio Spill Anniversary, Senate Approves Jackson Bill to Strengthen Pipeline Safety Requirements

SACRAMENTO – Ahead of the fourth anniversary of the Refugio Oil Spill on May 19 when a ruptured pipeline spilled nearly 143,000 gallons of crude oil at Refugio State Beach, State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson’s (D-Santa Barbara) Senate Bill 169 to strengthen pipeline safety requirements in California passed the Senate Floor today on a bipartisan...

Marjorie Luke Theatre update for May 14 — Who Will Write Our History

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Who Will Write Our History Tuesday, May 21st  7:00pm The Marjorie Luke Theatre presents the Santa Barbara premiere screening of the powerful film ‘Who Will Write Our History‘. Written, Produced, and Directed by Roberta Grossman. Roberta Grossman sheds light on the lives of 450,000 Jews in the 1940’s Warsaw...

Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s “Find My Genius” Receives $20,000 Grant From Sherwood Country Club Charitable Foundation

VENTURA COUNTY — The Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s “Find My Genius” youth summer education program recently received a $20,000 grant from the Sherwood Country Club Charitable Foundation (also known as Sherwood Cares). The funds will go towards supporting the five-week achievement-gap program for low- and moderate-income students who are not reading at grade level....

96th Annual Awards Celebration Gives United Way of Santa Barbara County an Opportunity to Recognize Community Heroes

SANTA BARBARA — United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) and its  partners from throughout the community gathered for the 96th Annual Awards Celebration May 8th at the Santa Barbara Hilton Beachfront Resort. Local volunteers, businesses, schools, and organizations were recognized for their significant contributions to UWSBC’s work in the community during the 2018...

Farmers Markets Offer Extra Money to CalFresh Clients during CalFresh Awareness Month

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — People who shop at any of the four North County Farmers Markets (Paso Robles, Templeton, Atascadero and Los Osos) during the month of May using their CalFresh card will get an extra bonus – more money to spend at the market. NCFMA is offering additional money to their CalFresh clients...

Pioneer Valley High School FFA earn first place in soil, land competition

SANTA MARIA — A team from the Pioneer Valley High School FFA proved to be the best at judging soils in a finials state competition Saturday, May 4that Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. The Soil and Land Evaluation team placed first high team, taking home a silver bowl for the Panthers. The state winner tabulations...

Erosion Control Measures In Place for More than 300 Properties Cleared of Woolsey, Hill Fire Debris

Erosion Control Measures In Place for More than 300 Properties Cleared of Woolsey, Hill Fire Debris

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — State contractors have finished installing fiber rolls and applying a biodegradable, wood-based mulch to prevent erosion on 310 of the first 690 properties in Los Angeles and Ventura counties affected by the Woolsey and Hill fires and cleared of debris so far, officials at the Debris Removal Operations Center (DROC) in Calabasas...

Righetti freshman, Troop 95 Orcutt Boy Scout Alex Andrade aid the Good Samaritan Shelter

Righetti freshman, Troop 95 Orcutt Boy Scout Alex Andrade aid the Good Samaritan Shelter

SANTA MARIA — The Good Samaritan Shelter now has a new barbecue to feed the needy thanks to an Eagle Scout Project by Righetti freshman and Troop 95 Orcutt Boy Scout Alex Andrade. The dedication and the first barbecue for more than 300 people is scheduled for noon on Saturday, May 11. Andrade started...

Once unsure if he was cut out for college, CSUCI student wins national fellowship

Once unsure if he was cut out for college, CSUCI student wins national fellowship

CAMARILLO  — There was a time when Biology and Global Studies double major Patricio Ruano, 19, didn’t think he was college material. “Neither one of my parents went to college,” said Ruano, the youngest of four. “My mom went for one semester and dropped out because she had kids to raise. Growing up, I knew...

Bilingual report: Free immigration legal clinic on June 1

OXNARD — OneJustice’s Justice Bus Project®, El Concilio Family Services, and Oxnard Adult School are partnering to hold a free legal clinic from noon to4 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at Oxnard Adult School, 1101 W. Second St., Oxnard At the clinic, individuals will meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys for assistance with naturaliza- tion applications,...

Central Coast Association of School Psychologists (CCASP) presents Meritorious Service Award to PVHS School Psychologist Erica Castro

Central Coast Association of School Psychologists (CCASP) presents Meritorious Service Award to PVHS School Psychologist Erica Castro

SANTA MARIA — The Central Coast Association of School Psychologists (CCASP) has awarded the Meritorious Service Award to Pioneer Valley High School Psychologist Erica Castro for the 2018-19 school year. The recognition highlights Castro’s service to students, teachers, administrators, parents, community agencies and to her profession. She is credited with offering strong and mature...

Bilingual report: County Invites Public to Learn and Comment at Community Open Houses for the Preliminary Public Review Draft of the 2040 General Plan

Bilingual report: County Invites Public to Learn and Comment at Community Open Houses for the Preliminary Public Review Draft of the 2040 General Plan

VENTURA — The County’s Planning Division will host a series of open houses where the public will have the opportunity to learn about the Preliminary Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan.  The General Plan is a long-range planning document that will guide land use, resource protection and development through 2040. The 2040 General Plan...

Fifth Grader From McKinna Elementary School Selected Winner of 36th Annual California Strawberry Festival Youth Art Design Contest

OXNARD — Out of 1,076 entries from kids in kindergarten through sixth grade throughout Ventura County, the creative strawberry design by 10-year-old Alan Sanchez from McKinna Elementary School in Oxnard was selected as the grand prizewinner of the 36th Annual California Strawberry Festival‘s Youth Art Design Contest. Festival representatives threw a surprise strawberry cupcake...

Meet the 2019 Ventura County Teacher of the Year: Jan-Erik Sand from Isbell Middle School in Santa Paula

VENTURA COUNTY —The Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) is pleased to announce that Jan-Erik Sand of Isbell Middle School in the Santa Paula Unified School District (SPUSD) is the 2019 Ventura County Teacher of the Year. Sand and his students found out about the honor today when his family, local dignitaries and members...

Ventura County Champions of Career Education Honored at 2019 Pathfinder Awards

Ventura County Champions of Career Education Honored at 2019 Pathfinder Awards

VENTURA COUNTY — Ventura County businesses and educators who are leading the way in advancing career-related education were honored today in Camarillo at the 2019 Pathfinder Awards. The awards were presented by VC Innovates, a program of the Ventura County Office of Education in partnership with the Ventura County Community College District. VC Innovates...

Santa Maria, Pioneer Valley high school business students recently attend ‘Defining Her Power’

Santa Maria, Pioneer Valley high school business students recently attend ‘Defining Her Power’

SANTA MARIA — Santa Maria and Pioneer Valley High School business students recently attended “Defining Her Power,’’ a conference geared towards empowering and supporting women interested in pursuing businesses. The event, which was hosted by the Cal Poly Women in Business Organization, featured a keynote speaker who is launching a business. Her product is a...

SBCC’s Scheinfeld Center Enters National Small Business Week with New Ventures from the Scheinfeld New Venture Challenge

SBCC’s Scheinfeld Center Enters National Small Business Week with New Ventures from the Scheinfeld New Venture Challenge

SANTA BARBARA — Local student entrepreneurs dazzled both the judges and the packed SBCC Fé Bland Forum audience at the 9th Annual Scheinfeld New Venture Challenge business plan and pitch competition on Friday, April 26. Students from Santa Barbara City College and Antioch University kicked off the collegiate tier of the event, followed by...

Bilingual commentary: Negative Americans

Bilingual commentary: Negative Americans

By David Magallanes • Guest contributor David Magallanes We Americans inhabit the “Land of the Free,” the “Land of Liberty” and the “Shining City on the Hill.” We live under halcyon skies and grow our food—and that of much of the world—on our fruited plains.  We live amidst a bewildering abundance and are overwhelmed by...

Senator Jackson Applauds Governor’s Updated Budget Proposal

Senator Jackson Applauds Governor’s Updated Budget Proposal

Governor’s revised budget addresses challenges facing working families, wildfire prevention SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, issued the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise, his revised budget proposal based on the latest revenue estimates, today: “I applaud Governor Newsom for his revised budget proposal, which continues to show his tenacious commitment to...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley (BGCCGV) Benefit from the Sam Querrey Classic

WESTLAKE VILLAGE — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley (BGCCGV) recently benefitted from the Sam Querrey Classic hosted by the North Ranch Country Club in Thousand Oaks. The event included live ball sessions with Sam Querrey, ranked 65 in men’s singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals.  Guests were also treated to...

Museum of Ventura County update for May 8 — Free Figure Drawing at the Museum on May 14

Museum of Ventura County update for May 8 — Free Figure Drawing at the Museum on May 14

On January 24, 2019, the Museum of Ventura County hosted An Evening of Song & Stories with Chris Hillman in support of the exhibit “Chris Hillman: Time Between”. The event sold out in advance, and attendees were treated to over 80 minutes of stories and music, plus an intimate reception in the galleries with...

Ventura County Teachers Honored for Innovation in the Classroom

VENTURA COUNTY — Teachers from throughout Ventura County are being honored with $10,000 in grants for developing innovative lessons for their students. At a ceremony May 8 in Oxnard, the Ventura County Office of Education presented 14 IMPACT II grants to 23 teachers from nine schools in seven local districts. The grants are funded by local...

Carnegie Art Museum update for May 8 — Art Workshops for Kids

ART WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS Building Blocks of Art Saturdays – May  11, 18 10:30 am-12noon              ages 7-11 In these workshops, kids familiarize themselves with the seven elements of art (line, shape, form, color, value, texture and space). Kids spend time in the galleries exploring current exhibitions and then they create an art work about...

Finalists Are Set for the 36th Annual California Strawberry Festival’s ‘Berry Blast Off’ Recipe Contest

OXNARD — Two finalists were selected during the semi-finals round of the 36th Annual California Strawberry Festival‘s “Berry Blast Off” Recipe Contest.” The finalists will now compete for top honors during the festival taking place at Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard. Sponsored by the Ventura County Star, the semi-finals were held on...

Bilingual report: Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Public Works Day 5th Annual Event to Focus on Exploration of Environmentally Beneficial Careers on May 21

VENTURA COUNTY — With the influx of innovative technology, and a renewed focus on experiential learning, Ventura County Public Works Agency’s (VCPWA) Public Works Day offers an event that engages youth of all ages. On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, the free, multi-agency community educational event takes place in the Ventura County Government Center “G” parking...

Tourism Continued to Support Oxnard’s Economy in 2018

Travel Industry Thrives in Oxnard/Ventura County and Across California OXNARD — Oxnard and Ventura County continued to thrive from visitor spending in 2018.  According to Dean Runyan Associates, visitor spending in Ventura County reached $1,801.9 million and supported 17,360 jobs, a 5.3% and 3.2% boost from last year, respectively.  This growth highlights the ongoing importance...

Two Santa Maria High School FFA judging teams won state championships Saturday and will now represent the local area at the national level.

SANTA MARIA — Two Santa Maria High School FFA judging teams won state championships Saturday and will now represent the local area at the national level. Both the Milk Quality & Dairy Products and Poultry Judging teams dominated the state during the contests held at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. The teams...

UPDATE – Oxnard Cultural Arts Commission Announces Summer 2019-2020 Grant Rollout

OXNARD — The City’s Cultural Arts Commission is announcing the rollout of the 2019-2020 Arts in Public Places (AIPP) Cultural Arts Grant Process with the release of the annual request for proposals (RFP) in the summer of 2019. The previous release date of May 6, 2019, is being postponed; with the updated RFP dates to...

Bilingual report: Sheriff’s Office urges drivers and bicyclists to ‘Share the Road’

CAMARILLO  — May is National Bicycle Safety Month and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office encourages drivers and bicyclists to share the road safely not just for the month of May, but every month of the year. “It is not just cars using the road, but also people on bikes, motorcycles, or walking,” said Captain Shane...

More than 72 Percent of Properties Eligible for State Debris Removal Program Cleared of Woolsey, Hill Fire Debris

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — State contractors have cleared eligible debris from more than 72 percent of the properties affected by the Woolsey and Hill fires that are currently participating in the state’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program, officials with the Debris Removal Operations Center (DROC) in Calabasas reported today. To date, crews have removed debris from 667...

SBCC offers free career skills courses this summer

SANTA BARBARA — Summer may be the time to relax and enjoy the beach and backyard barbeques, but it’s also the perfect time to take advantage of tuition-free career-building courses through SBCC’s School of Extended Learning Career Skills Institute. The Career Skills Institute offers a host of noncredit certificate programs that provide training for those...

Fresh Strawberries Kick off the Summer Season in Oxnard with Fun Events for the Whole Family

OXNARD — With the California Strawberry Festival about to take center stage on May 18-19, the summer season is also right around the corner and Oxnard is ready to welcome visitors with its many special events taking place throughout the city. Strawberry fans will find all types of creative strawberry creations at the 36thAnnual California...

Santa Paula Art Museum update for May 6 — Bookmaking, Busy Weekend, Kids’ Classes, and Portraits Closing

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM JEANETTE COLE ART CENTER & COLE CREATIVITY CENTER Here are the Museum’s top moments from the past week: It was a very busy weekend for the Santa Paula Art Museum! On Thursday afternoon, currently featured artists Meredith Brooks Abbott, Susan Petty, and Gail Pidduck sat down with art students from...

Bilingual report: Teatro de las Américas sets sights on future home

Bilingual report: Teatro de las Américas sets sights on future home

Your monthly news & updates I plan to send an occasional newsletter to keep you updated on what Teatro is doing. Margaret Cortese www.teatrodelasamericas.org 319 W. 6th St. Oxnard Future home of Teatro de las Américas We are busy looking for a home in Downtown Oxnard. The Board has set its sights on 319 West...

Santa Maria High School Future Business Leaders of America Chapter recognized for participation, ontributions to the March of Dimes and Government Awareness Projects

Santa Maria High School Future Business Leaders of America Chapter recognized for participation, ontributions to the March of Dimes and Government Awareness Projects

SANTA MARIA — The Santa Maria High School Future Business Leaders of America Chapter was recently recognized for their participation and contributions to the March of Dimes and Government Awareness Projects during the California FBLA State Leadership Conference at the Sacramento Convention Center. Fourteen Saints and one Righetti Warrior competed various events and attended business...

SBCC Dual Enrollment helps high school students jump start college careers

SBCC Dual Enrollment helps high school students jump start college careers

SANTA BARBARA — Every year, over 1,000 high school students register for classes at SBCC during the summer and take classes to meet high school and college requirements under SBCC’s Dual Enrollment Program. Registration is now open for two summer sessions: Summer session 1: May 20-June 28, 2019 Summer session 2: June 29-Aug 9, 2019...

Take 5 And Read To Kids! Campaign Coming to a Library near you!

Take 5 And Read To Kids! Campaign Coming to a Library near you!

VENTURA COUNTY — The fourth annual Take 5 and Read to Kids campaign, a partnership between the Ventura County Star and First 5 Ventura County to raise awareness about the importance of early childhood literacy is coming to Ventura County Libraries all throughout the month of May! Take 5 encourages parents and caregivers to...

Community Partners to be Honored May 8 at United Way of Santa Barbara County’s 96th Annual Awards Celebration

SANTA BARBARA — United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) has announced the nominees for their 96th Annual Awards Celebration, taking place May 8th at the Santa Barbara Hilton Beachfront Resort. Local volunteers, businesses, schools, and organizations will be recognized for their significant contributions to UWSBC’s work in the community during the 2018 calendar...

Hospice of Santa Barbara Hosts Art Reception for Architectural Paintings by Tom Kress

SANTA BARBARA — Tom Kress’s career as an artist and building designer has taken him around the world, working on architectural design projects including the Santa Barbara Airport, the Transamerica Building, and even the White House. On Tuesday, April 30th, his artwork took him to Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Leigh Block Gallery for an...

Bilingual commentary: Routine Maintenance In Our Lives

Bilingual commentary: Routine Maintenance In Our Lives

By David Magallanes • Guest contributor David Magallanes Some of us describe ourselves as “creatures of habit.”  Habits can be beneficial, or they can devastate us over time.  A reading or exercise habit will not have the same outcome as a drinking habit. Like the unending drops of water that hit a rock in...

Museum of Ventura County update for May 2 — Women Beyond Borders Opening Reception + Weekend Events!

Museum of Ventura County update for May 2 — Women Beyond Borders Opening Reception + Weekend Events!

Join us at the Museum of Ventura County this Friday, May 3, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and be among the first to view the new exhibit, “Women Beyond Borders.” This extraordinary exhibition displays boxes created by women throughout the world from Women Beyond Borders touring collection, along with historical information and...

CalCIMA Files Lawsuit Seeking to Protect Mineral Resources

SACRAMENTO — The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (“CalCIMA”) filed a lawsuit in Superior Court seeking to set aside Ventura County’s approval of a sweeping, first of its kind, wildlife corridor zoning designation impacting thousands of acres of land. The lawsuit makes clear the County action, done absent any environmental review, severely restricts future...

‘Rooster Keeping’ Ordinance adopted by Ventura County Board of Supervisors. Bilingual applications available

VENTURA COUNTY — The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has adopted the Rooster Keeping Ordinance (VCO §§ 4494.1-5), the intent of which is to curtail game fowl crowding, address the public noise and odor nuisance associated with game fowl farming and combat the crime of cockfighting in Ventura County. Click on flyer for more...

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara update for May 2 — May 2019 at MCASB

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara update for May 2 — May 2019 at MCASB

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   UPCOMING EVENTS MAY SCREENINGS  READERS, 2017 Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 3 pm | MCASB RSVP here » Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 6:30 pm | MCASB Join MCASB for a special evening screening of READERS following the Artist Talk by James Benning. Refreshments will be available at...

Oxnard School District bans Glyphosate

Oxnard School District bans Glyphosate

OXNARD — Adding to the growing momentum in Ventura County for better protections from pesticide use, the Oxnard School District (OSD) has banned Glyphosate—the toxic ingredient in RoundUp. To a cheering May 1stcrowd, the district’s Board of Trustees adopted a resolution directing the district to halt all purchase and use of products containing Glyphosate. The...

SBCC Seeks Community Volunteers in search for new Superintendent/President

SBCC Seeks Community Volunteers in search for new Superintendent/President

SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees is seeking community members to serve on a Screening Committee for the hiring of its new College Superintendent/President. The Board is seeking two (2) volunteers to represent the community-at-large and one (1) volunteer to represent the adult education (School of Extended Learning) community....

Santa Paula Art Museum update for April 29 — Here are the Museum’s top 3 moments from the past week:

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM JEANETTE COLE ART CENTER & COLE CREATIVITY CENTER Here are the Museum’s top 3 moments from the past week: Schools may have been on spring break this past week, but our teaching artists and students were hard at work on their creative skills! Assistant Museum Educator Jessica Diaz taught our...

May at The Marjorie Luke Theatre!

May at The Marjorie Luke Theatre!

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Michael Andrews speaks on The Luke Theatre’s impact on Santa Barbara’s youth and how the Boxtales Theatre Company have found a summer home in The Luke. Upcoming Events Don Quixote  Saturday & Sunday, May 4th & 5th  3:00pm The Goleta School of Ballet and Goleta Ballet Theatre...

Through May — Santa Barbara Museum of Art presents Ceramic Studio Saturdays

Through May — Santa Barbara Museum of Art presents Ceramic Studio Saturdays

First two Saturdays of the Month, through May, 10 am – 1 pm Ceramic Studio Saturdays Studio Saturdays are an informal opportunity for students of all ages* and skill levels to create ceramics without the long-term commitment. Come on the first Saturday to develop or refine both sculptural and functional techniques of ceramics through...

CSUCI named Tree Campus USA for seventh year in a row

CSUCI named Tree Campus USA for seventh year in a row

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI)’s dedication to planting and maintaining the trees shading the campus streets, sidewalks and buildings has earned the University a Tree Campus USA designation for the seventh year in a row. Tree Campus USA is a designation from the Arbor Day Foundation for universities and colleges that meet five core...

More than 300,000 Tons of Debris from Woolsey and Hill Fires Removed by State Contractors

More than 300,000 Tons of Debris from Woolsey and Hill Fires Removed by State Contractors

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — State contractors have removed more than 300,000 tons of debris generated by the Woolsey and Hill fires from private properties in Los Angeles and Ventura counties since debris removal operations began on February 6, officials with the Debris Removal Operations Center (DROC) in Calabasas reported today. Through April 28, 268,016.20 tons of...

Carnegie Art Museum update for May 1 — May Programs and Events  | CAM Studio Gallery Opening Reception “Smoke & Mirros” Zara Monet Feeney

Carnegie Art Museum update for May 1 — May Programs and Events | CAM Studio Gallery Opening Reception “Smoke & Mirros” Zara Monet Feeney

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   CAM STUDIO GALLERY GUEST STUDIO ARTIST EXHIBITION May 2-June 16, 2019 SMOKE & MIRRORS – Zara Monet Feeney                                       a curious visual experience in reflexive looking showcasing the guest artist’s studioship installation. Click here to learn more. Opening Reception  Thursday, May 2  –  5:30-7:30 (Food Truck Nite) –...

Friendship Adult Day Services update for May 1 — Friendship Center MAY 2019–A Case of the Birthdays

Friendship Adult Day Services update for May 1 — Friendship Center MAY 2019–A Case of the Birthdays

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   About Us Programs For Caregivers Calendar of Activities Events Donate Contact Us Train Your Brain! CONNECTIONS NOW Mondays & Wednesdays in Montecito as well as Mondays & Thursdays in Goleta: GOLETA 805-845-7442 Persons w/Memory Loss & Their Caregivers  1st Tuesday 10:00-11:30am w/Sandra Rodezno __________________ MONTECITO  805-969-0859  ...

SMHS French and Spanish Honor Societies team up for ‘Cultural Friday

SMHS French and Spanish Honor Societies team up for ‘Cultural Friday

SANTA MARIA — The SMHS French and Spanish Honor Societies will team up for “Cultural Friday” from 3:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on May 3, thanks to generous donations by The Fund For Santa Barbara. The non-profit community foundation supports organizations working for social, economic, environmental & political change in Santa Barbara County through “Youth...

May 27 — Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Memorial Day Ceremony

SANTA BARBARA — This Memorial Day, join the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) at the Santa Barbara Cemetery as we remember those who gave the greatest sacrifice for our country. The ceremony will include a patriotic program featuring the Santa Barbara Choral Society, bagpipers, and keynote speaker Sgt. Major John L. Canley, USMC, ret.,...

May 27 — Veterans, Families, and the Community Invited to Honor our Fallen Soldiers this Memorial Day

SANTA BARBARA — This Memorial Day, the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) will honor and remember those who made the greatest sacrifice for our country with a special ceremony at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. The event will include a patriotic program featuring the Santa Barbara Choral Society, bagpipers, and a special guest appearance by...

May 28 — Free LightGabler Seminar: Handling Employee Complaints and Investigations

SIMI VALLEY — Employment law firm LightGabler is presenting “Want Some Cheese With That Whine? Handling Employee Complaints and Investigations.” The seminar will be held  Tuesday, May 28 in Simi Valley. California law obligates employers to investigate all employee complaints involving potentially unlawful behavior, no matter how minor that complaint might be. In this...

May 29 — National Sexual Assault Experts to Train Local Law Enforcement

SLO County Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, and Victim Service Professionals to Receive Training from National Experts on Sexual Assault Response SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — Over 150 law enforcement professionals, prosecutors, victim service providers and others are expected to attend a one-day training on May 29, 2019, to hear from leading national experts in sexual...

May 30 — Grocery Outlet Bargain Market to open newest store in Simi Valley

SIMI VALLEY — Extreme-Value Grocery Retailer Hosts Community Grand Opening Celebration to “Unlock Savings” on Thursday, May 30 Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, extreme-value grocery retailer, is opening a new store in Simi Valley, creating 29 new jobs in the community. Heather and David Rodriguez, the Simi Valley store’s independent owner-operators, invite the community to...

June 1 — Ventura County Community Development Corp. to present 7th annual Homeownership Fair

OXNARD — The Ventura County Community Development Corp. in Oxnard is hosting a free Homeownership Fair for the community, sponsored by City National Bank and others. Local families in Ventura County will have access to a multitude of resources and will be able to speak with counselors to start their journey toward homeownership or get help...

June 1 — Studio Channel Islands Art Center Presents The NEXT Big Thing. Exhibit continues through July 20

June 1 — Studio Channel Islands Art Center Presents The NEXT Big Thing. Exhibit continues through July 20

CAMARILLO — Studio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIAC) will launch The NEXT Big Thing exhibition with an opening reception 4 to 6 p.m., June 1, at SCIAC’s Blackboard Gallery at 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. The exhibition will be juried by artist Mat Gleason, an internationally recognized art critic and curator of contemporary art...

June 1 — Studio Channel Islands Arts Alive Festival

CAMARILLO — Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy fine art, live music, fun activities, food and craft beers at Studio Channel Islands Art Center’s popular art festival, Arts Alive, presented  June 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the SCIAC campus at 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. Now in its sixth year, the Arts Alive...

June 2 — Free Kids’ Art Fest at the Santa Paula Art Museum

June 2 — Free Kids’ Art Fest at the Santa Paula Art Museum

SANTA PAULA — The Santa Paula Art Museum is excited to host its outdoor Kids’ Art Fest on Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. It will be a playful day filled with collaborative art-making during which families can explore the wonderful world of art together! Guests will be able to create their...

June 5 — The Light Shines Ahead Luncheon

CARPINTERIA — Former world champion surfer Shaun Tomson will share his personal experiences coping with loss and will discuss the importance of hope and purpose during the grief process June 5th at “The Light Shines Ahead” luncheon, hosted by Compassionate Care of Carpinteria (CCC), an initiative of Hospice of Santa Barbara. Since losing his...

June 5 — Surfing Legend Shaun Tomson Shares Lessons of Life and Loss

CARPINTERIA — Former world champion surfer Shaun Tomson will share his personal experiences coping with loss and will discuss the importance of hope and purpose during the grief process June 5th at “The Light Shines Ahead” luncheon, hosted by Compassionate Care of Carpinteria (CCC), an initiative of Hospice of Santa Barbara. Tickets are now...

June 6 — Santa Barbara Museum of Art to present 1st Thursday at SBMA

SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara Museum of Art will present “1st Thursday at SBMA” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at 1130 State St., Santa Barbara. 5:30 – 7:30 pm Family 1st Thursday Museum Teaching Artists will help you experiment with ink on gold, fan-shaped paper as you compose your own poem in Chinese characters, inspired...

June 9 — Rotary Club of Ojai-West presents The 33rd Annual Ojai Wine Festival

June 9 — Rotary Club of Ojai-West presents The 33rd Annual Ojai Wine Festival

OJAI — For 33 years, the Ojai Wine Festival has served as the primary non-profit fundraising effort of the Rotary Club of Ojai-West Foundation and its numerous philanthropic endeavors, from Girl’s Empowerment Workshops to helping aid local communities in Thomas Fire relief. This year, event participants of The 33rd Annual Ojai Wine Festival can...

June 2 — Pro-Wrestling Show LIVE Port Hueneme

PORT HUENEME — Championship Wrestling from Hollywood will return to Oceanview Pavilion at 575 E Surfside Drive Port Hueneme with another monumental set of television event! This incredible television production and one of a kind event will be held Sunday, June 2. Doors open at 3 pm. Arrive early! This is just a taste...

June 15 — Free Family History Presentation to be held in Camarillo

CAMARILLO — The Ventura County Genealogical Society will present a Free Family History Presentation: “Deception, Divorce, Desertion, and DNA; Finding a Grandfather for Dave” Presented by Cheryl Storton, CG, at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Camarillo Library Community Room, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. This presentation will explore a case study which begins with a flawed...

Bilingual report: Through June 16 — CAM Studio Gallery Guest Artist Zara Monet Feeney

OXNARD —  CAM Studio Gallery Guest Artist Zara Monet Feeney through-June 16, 2019 Zara Monet Feeney’s artistic trajectories re-examine voyueristic compositions, the male gaze and  socio-sexual empowerment issues. As a gay feminist, she designs her work to engage very strongly with historical and contemporary notions of intersectional feminism and patriarchal authority. Meticulously controlling the play...

June 16 — Father’s Day Car Shows at Channel Islands Harbor

OXNARD — Celebrate your dad’s special day at one of two Channel Islands Harbor Father’s Day Car Shows at either Harbor View Park or the Maritime Museum. Father’s Day Car Show Harbor View Park, 3600 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on June 16, enjoy an eclectic mix of custom cars,...

June 21 — Philosopher-poet & #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Mark Nepo Hosts New Book Reading and Spiritual in Westlake Village

WESTLAKE VILLAGE — As a beloved poet, teacher and storyteller, Mark Nepo has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time.” In a rare two-day southland appearance, Nepo hosts a reading of his new book More Together Than Alone, along with a spiritual workshop, at the Global Truth Center Los Angeles,...

June 21 — Computer Coding Event for Girls Coming to Ventura County

Registration Now Open for Students and Mentors CAMARILLO — Middle and high school girls from throughout Ventura County will participate in a two-day computer coding event presented by the Ventura County Office of Education on June 21 and 22 in Camarillo. The mission of the second annual Hackathon by the Sea – Girls Edition...

June 22 through July 7 — Miriam & Henry Schwab Academy of Music at Ventura College

June 22 through July 7 — Miriam & Henry Schwab Academy of Music at Ventura College

VENTURA — Ventura College announces the first annual Miriam and Henry Schwab Academy of Music – a highly intensive, three-week summer program of courses designed to develop & introduce chamber music & orchestral repertoire skills, attract advanced young artists and develop musicianship through many types of ensembles. Classes are scheduled June 17 – July 7,...

June 26— Tickets on sale for performance by comedian, actor, writer and director Aziz Ansari

OXNARD — Comedian, actor, writer and director Aziz Ansari announced the final run of his internationally sold out “Aziz Ansari: Road to Nowhere” stand-up tour, including a show at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center in Oxnard, CA on June 26, 2019 at 8 PM. Since August 2018, Aziz has brought “Road to Nowhere” to over...

June 27 through Aug. 22 — Save the Date for The Collection at RiverPark’s 2019 Rocking Summer Concert Series

June 27 through Aug. 22 — Save the Date for The Collection at RiverPark’s 2019 Rocking Summer Concert Series

OXNARD — Rock the Collection is back and better than ever! The Collection at RiverPark invites the community to grab their lounge chairs and blankets, kick back, relax and enjoy a free summer concert series kicking off June 27th. Every other Thursday from June 27th- August 22nd, Collection Park will revel in the sounds...

Through July 14 — James Benning: Quilts, Cigarettes & Dirt (Portraits of America)

SANTA BARBARA — James Benning: Quilts, Cigarettes & Dirt (Portraits of America) May 16 – July 14, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6 – 8 pm Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is pleased to announce the upcoming solo exhibition and US museum debut of independent American filmmaker and artist James Benning,...

July 27-28 — 26th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival

July 27-28 — 26th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival

OXNARD — Groove to hot Latin sounds and indulge in spicy culinary flavors at the 26th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival. The festival, July 27 and 28, is a celebration of all things salsa–the food, music and dance. Festivities take place at Plaza Park, Fifth and “B” streets in historic downtown Oxnard from 11:00 a.m....

Through Sept. 1 — Variety of performances at Channel Islands Harbor

OXNARD — Channel Islands Harbor presents will present a variety of performances at the north end of Harbor View Park located south of Marine Emporium Landing between Cabezone Circle and Barracuda Way on Harbor Blvd. June 2 Jack and the Beanstalk July 7 Robyn Hood Aug. 4 Snow White in Neverland Sept. 1 The...

Sept. 5 — Friendship Center’s 9th Annual Wine Down & Big Heart Awards in Montecito

Great Wines for a Good Cause! Friendship Center’s 9th Annual Wine Down & Big Heart Awards Thursday, September 5th, 2019 4:00 – 7:00 pm Join us for a relaxing yet festive gathering in the courtyard of our Montecito Center with ten local wineries, breweries, and other beverage purveyors providing their wares for tasting. Enjoy...

Sept. 28 — First Annual Santa Barbara County Farm Day – “Explore, Learn, Taste”

Sept. 28 — First Annual Santa Barbara County Farm Day – “Explore, Learn, Taste”

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Free self-guided farm tours throughout the Santa Maria Valley Tour Locations: Santa Barbara County farms, ranches, wineries and agricultural organizations including Babé Farms, Bonipak Produce, Driscoll’s, Engel and Gray, Main Street Produce, Plantel Nurseries and Reiter Affiliated Companies/Union Valley Ranch. Santa Barbara...

Sept. 28 — Inaugural Santa Barbara County Farm Day – “Explore, Learn, Taste”

SANTA BARBARA — More than 10 Santa Barbara County farms, ranches, wineries and nurseries in Santa Maria Valley and Lompoc will open their doors to the pubic during the first annual Santa Barbara County Farm Day. On Saturday, September 28, visitors will create their own itinerary to experience a day of agricultural activities and...

Continuing — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care  Bereavement Class – Loss of Loved One

Continuing — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Bereavement Class – Loss of Loved One

SANTA BARBARA — Continuing — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care  Bereavement Class – Loss of Loved One. An ongoing support group held each month. Presented by Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, Santa Barbara. Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Facilitated by Naala Richards, MSW, ASW Call 805.690.6296 or send an email...

Continuing — Ventura County Genealogical Society presents FREE Mexican American Workshop

Continuing — Ventura County Genealogical Society presents FREE Mexican American Workshop

VENTURA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY https://venturacogensoc.org (See website for other free events, current time, date, and place) FREE WORKSHOP: MEXICAN AMERICAN SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) Meets monthly, every Meets monthly, every 2nd Saturday 10:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m. Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd., Camarillo, 2nd-floor computer room. Want to learn Genealogy to research...


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