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Girls Inc. Carpinteria Member Awarded $5K Scholarship

February 16, 2018
Girls Inc. Carpinteria Member Awarded $5K Scholarship

CARPINTERIA — Girls Inc. of Carpinteria member Tahis Alcantar has been awarded a $5,000 college scholarship through the competitive Girls Inc. National Scholar Program. She is the 21st National Scholar from the Carpinteria affiliate. The Girls Inc. National Scholars Program selects outstanding young women for exemplifying the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Recipients are role models for other girls who demonstrate a commitment to achieving academically and serving their communities. “We are so proud of the young woman that Tahis has developed into over the years at Girls Inc. of Carpinteria...
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Utilities Chip In to Help Homeowners Replace Inefficient Furnaces, Water Heaters and More

February 16, 2018
Utilities Chip In to Help Homeowners Replace Inefficient Furnaces, Water Heaters and More

Local homeowners encouraged to apply now; limited supply SANTA BARBARA — Utility rebates that have assisted many homeowners in replacing old, inefficient heaters, install proper insulation and other overlooked, home energy efficiency projects are once again available for 2018. Santa Barbara County’s emPower program is partnering with local utility companies to offer the Home Upgrade Program rebates, along with access to qualified local contractors, free home energy consultations and low-interest, unsecured financing that starts at 3.9%. “It’s never a bad time to think about how your home can use energy more efficiently, but right now is the best time...
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Consulado de México en Oxnard anuncios — 15 de febrero

February 15, 2018
Consulado de México en Oxnard anuncios — 15 de febrero

Consulado de México en Oxnard — 15 de febrero Departamento de Protección ANUNCIO 1 Recuerda si tienes duda sobre #DACA puedes acudir a tu Consulado de México en Oxnard de 8:00 a 2:00 pm o llamar al número telefónico (805)984-4334. También puedes llamar al CIAM 1-855-4636-395 para asistencia las 24 horas.      
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Carnegie Art Museum update for Feb. 15

February 15, 2018
Carnegie Art Museum update for Feb. 15

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   CAM Pulse If you missed last Saturday’s Poetry at the Carnegie – The Jackson Wheeler Series, thanks to Phil Taggart, Ventura County’s Poet Laureate the readings were filmed and can be viewed by clicking on each reader’s names, host Marsha de la O, Alyssa Ramirez, Sharon Venezio, and Ellen Reich whom so generously  supported the evening event. Join us next month on March 24th for guest poets William Mohr and Vincent Mowrey. CAM BOOK CLUB TONIGHT…Join fellow art and book lovers at our monthly book discussion. Ruby by Cynthia Bond Thursday, February 15 6 pm $5 / members free click here for more...
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Bilingual report: Mexican Wisdom: As the Saying Goes…

February 15, 2018
Bilingual report: Mexican Wisdom: As the Saying Goes…

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 I’ve often written about the acute insight embedded in the culture of ancient Mexico in the form of mythology. But there is another source of Mexican wisdom for those of us attuned to it in our culture’s “sayings,” known as “dichos” in Spanish. These “sayings” often encapsulate observations and outcomes over several centuries. The experience...
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LULAC Launched New Website Aimed to Engage Tech-Savvy Latinos

February 15, 2018
LULAC Launched New Website Aimed to Engage Tech-Savvy Latinos

New Design Funded by Verizon Foundation WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the nation’s largest and oldest Latino civil rights organization, launched its newly redesigned website, funded by the generous contributions of the Verizon Foundation. “The new website allows us to maximize our efforts to support the community by offering user-friendly tools and robust resources,” said Brent Wilkes, LULAC National CEO. “It will serve as a one-stop-shop for news and information on critical issues impacting Latinos across the country, allowing people to better respond and mobilize against attacks on the community.” With millennials...
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Ventura County Civic Alliance update for Feb. 15

February 15, 2018
Ventura County Civic Alliance update for Feb. 15

Livable Communities Newsletter Vol. 12, No. 45 February 2018 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 Winter 2018 Livable Communities Newsletter!  As we indicated last quarter, affordable housing has been recognized by many as the biggest challenge to the sustainability of Ventura County.  The issues with housing cut across all of the 3 E (Economy, Environment, and Equity) foundations upon which the Ventura County Civic Alliance was founded. This quarter the Livable Communities Newsletter focuses on the Housing Solutions Working Group, ...
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United Way to Distribute $1.5M to Assist Disaster Victims through April; Victim Applications Open

February 14, 2018
United Way to Distribute $1.5M to Assist Disaster Victims through April; Victim Applications Open

CENTRAL COAST — Disaster victims can apply for the next phase of relief funding through the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund, which has grown to more than $3.7 million. Through April 30, United Way of Ventura County (UWVC) will be releasing as much as $1.5 million from the fund for individual hardship assistance. From Feb. 19-March 15, application forms for victims will be available at vcunitedway.org or 211ventura.org. Applicants can also call 2-1-1 or text “ThomasFire” to 898-211 to find out more. Local partnering agencies will assess each applicant’s needs and eligibility. “The outpouring of support has...
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Services Available to Those Grieving a Loved One or Struggling with Life-Threatening Illness at Compassionate Care of Carpinteria

February 14, 2018
Services Available to Those Grieving a Loved One or Struggling with Life-Threatening Illness at Compassionate Care of Carpinteria

CARPINTERIA — For more than 40 years, Hospice of Santa Barbara has been privileged to support individuals in our community who are struggling with life-threatening illness or coping with the loss of a loved one. More recently, Hospice of Santa Barbara is excited to announce that we will support the Carpinteria community more locally through Compassionate Care of Carpinteria (CCC), an initiative that provides care services free of charge to our community members on site in Carpinteria. This new program focuses on adults who are facing life-threatening illness or may be working through grief after experiencing the death of a...
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EDC-VC SBDC update for Feb. 14

February 14, 2018
EDC-VC SBDC update for Feb. 14

ECONOMIC IMPACT SURVEY AND BUSINESS RECOVERY RESOURCES Dear SBDC Network, I hope this email finds you well. We know the past couple months have been challenging as we have worked with many who have been impacted by disaster. In the midst of the tremendous need and response for assistance we have seen a resilient business community that still practices generosity by serving food to first responders and shares resources with their neighbor. We are hopeful for a strong recovery and are honored to participate in the process. In collaboration with many of our partners, we are sharing an Economic...
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Santa Barbara Museum of Art update for Feb. 14

February 14, 2018
Santa Barbara Museum of Art update for Feb. 14

Santa Barbara Museum of Art 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA. Open Tuesday-Sunday 11 am – 5 pm, Free Thursday Evening 5 – 8 pm 805.963.4364 www.sbma.net ½ Price Admission starting March 1   Exhibitions On View   Harold Edgerton, Bullet Through Balloons, 1959. Gelatin silver print. SBMA, Gift of the Harold and Esther Edgerton Foundation.   Brought to Light: Revelatory Photographs in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Collection January 28 – April 22, 2018 This exhibition presents a non-traditional survey of the Museum’s renowned collection of nearly 8,000 photographs. Based not on chronology or theme, the exhibition seeks to...
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Ongoing — Ventura County Genealogical Society to launch FREE Mexican American Workshop

February 13, 2018
Ongoing — Ventura County Genealogical Society to launch 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 your roots and start a family tree? We hope to help one another find the resources needed to extend our family tree. With the help of Ancestry, Family Search, and online databases, to find birth, marriage, death, and census records in our countries of origin....
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Senior Project Manager Earns Top Young Professionals Award – S.L. Leonard & Associates’ newest employee honored with Engineering News-Record’s award

February 13, 2018
Senior Project Manager Earns Top Young Professionals Award – S.L. Leonard & Associates’ newest employee honored with Engineering News-Record’s award

CAMARILLO — Comprehensive real estate development and project management firm with offices in Camarillo and Long Beach, S.L. Leonard & Associates, announces its senior project manager, Perla Hernandez Lastra, has been named a winner in the Engineering News-Record’s Top Young Professionals Contest for 2018. This annual program honors individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated extraordinary expertise, leadership and community service in their careers. “Perla is dedicated and passionate about the work she does. A regional ENR honor is a great accomplishment and reflective of her extraordinary community service, expertise and leadership,” said Sean Leonard, president/CEO, S.L....
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LA Galaxy to Donate to United Way of Santa Barbara County in Support of Thomas Fire & Flood Fund

February 12, 2018
LA Galaxy to Donate to United Way of Santa Barbara County in Support of Thomas Fire & Flood Fund

SANTA BARBARA — The LA Galaxy will donate to United Way of Santa Barbara County in support of Thomas Fire & Flood Fund in advance of their Feb. 15 match in Santa Barbara. In support of the effort, the Galaxy will host a meet up with first responders and those affected by Thomas Fire and Mudslide on Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Santa Barbara. They will also present the United Way of Santa Barbara County with $10,000 in support of the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund. The LA Galaxy will face USL side Fresno FC on Thursday, Feb....
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Santa Maria Families Empowered to Navigate Healthcare at First-ever Event for CenCal Health’s New Members

February 9, 2018
Santa Maria Families Empowered to Navigate Healthcare at First-ever Event for CenCal Health’s New Members

SANTA MARIA — Nearly 80 of CenCal Health’s newest members participated in the “Journey of Learning,” a family-focused health education event in Santa Maria. As the health insurance provider for nearly 179,000 people in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, CenCal Health is dedicated to creating new types of outreach to engage access to healthcare and increase health education amongst members. On Saturday, January 20, CenCal Health sponsored its inaugural member engagement and outreach event at the Community Action Commission in Santa Maria. The “Journey of Learning” event welcomed nearly 80 of CenCal Health’s newest members, specifically families...
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Commentary: emPower Room by Room: A Tip-Top, Energy Efficient Bath Remodel

February 9, 2018
Commentary: emPower Room by Room: A Tip-Top, Energy Efficient Bath Remodel

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 Javier Saucedo • emPower Central Coast Energy Coach Are you getting to the breaking point being greeted day after day by the sound of squeaky, leaky bathroom faucets or the sight of mismatched floor tiles? Is your Pinterest already brimming with pictures of your dream bath? While improving your bathroom’s aesthetic appeal may be your top goal, you’ll be happy to know that...
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Limón Condemns Federal Offshore Oil Expansion in Resolution and at Rally on Capitol Steps

February 9, 2018
Limón Condemns Federal Offshore Oil Expansion in Resolution and at Rally on Capitol Steps

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Monique Limón (D – Santa Barbara) presented Assembly Joint Resolution 29 to oppose the U.S. Department of Interior proposal to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters, and joined the Sierra Club and other environmental advocates in a rally on the State Capitol steps. The rally was held ahead of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) public comment forum on the Department of Interior proposal, the only forum to be held in California. “Californians from across the state have gathered here on the steps of the State Capitol to collectively voice their opposition to the...
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Museum of Ventura County update for Feb. 9

Museum of Ventura County update for Feb. 9

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. Speaking Of Ventura County Renowned photographer, and Ventura native, Neal Barr will be the featured speaker at the next “Speaking Of Ventura County“ speaker series, Tuesday,February 13, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at the Main Street location Barr will share highlights and personal...

Jackson releases statement opposing Trump offshore oil drilling plan

Jackson releases statement opposing Trump offshore oil drilling plan

Only public hearing on offshore drilling plan will be held today in Sacramento SACRAMENTO – Today, to coincide with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s only public meeting on the Trump Administration’s plan to expand offshore oil development in federal waters,  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), released the following statement: “Today, the Trump Administration is...

Food benefits available for wildfire and/or mudslide victims

Food benefits available for wildfire and/or mudslide victims

VENTURA COUNTY — Individuals and families impacted by the wildfires and/or mudslides in Ventura or Santa Barbara Counties may be eligible to receive one month of Disaster CalFresh food assistance. A family of four with available monthly income and resources up to $2,755 per month may be eligible to receive up to $640 in...

Bilingual commentary: On Waking Up

Bilingual commentary: On Waking Up

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 As optimistic as I generally feel, and as happy as...

SBCC update for Feb. 8

SBCC update for Feb. 8

Message from the President – February 2018 Due to the disaster that continues to impact our community, our Spring semester was shifted one week later. I’m happy to report that our semester is in full swing and the campus is getting back to a normal routine. There is one story about the disaster response...

Carnegie Art Museum update for Feb. 8

Carnegie Art Museum update for Feb. 8

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   POETRY AT THE CARNEGIE – THE JACKSON WHEELER SERIES  Verónica Reyes and Ellen Reich Saturday, February 10 6 pm  $5 / members free Organized by Phil Taggart & Hosted by Marsha de la O This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers   CAM BOOK CLUB Join fellow art and...

Call for Entries for Annual Museum of Ventura County Wearable Art Fashion Show

Call for Entries for Annual Museum of Ventura County Wearable Art Fashion Show

VENTURA — The Museum of Ventura County announces the return of its Wearable Art Fashion Show and has opened its call for entries, with an entry deadline of March 1. “Wearing Our Stories: Rising from the Ashes” focuses on stitching together the stories of courage amid destruction and mending the devastation left behind by...

Winners announced for 2018 Ventura County Academic Decathlon

Winners announced for 2018 Ventura County Academic Decathlon

VENTURA COUNTY — The Ventura County Office of Education is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 Ventura County Academic Decathlon is Calabasas High School. Coming in second place is La Reina High School, followed by Westlake High School, which came in third. Oxnard High School is the winner of the “Super Quiz” portion of the...

Limón Named Co-Chair of Natural Disaster Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding Select Committee

Limón Named Co-Chair of Natural Disaster Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding Select Committee

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Monique Limón (D – Santa Barbara) was named Co-Chair of the California State Assembly Select Committee on Natural Disaster Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding by Speaker Anthony Rendon. “As the impacts of extreme and irregular weather become more present in our lives, a greater understanding is needed about the compounding effect that drought, fire...

Bilingual report: Food benefits available for California Wildfire, and/or Mudslide victims

Bilingual report: Food benefits available for California Wildfire, and/or Mudslide victims

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) today announced that individuals and families impacted by the wildfires and/or mudslides in Santa Barbara or Ventura Counties may be eligible to receive one month of Disaster CalFresh food assistance. A family of four with available monthly income and resources up to $2,755 per month may be...

Museum of Ventura County Receives $1 Million Endowment

Museum of Ventura County Receives $1 Million Endowment

VENTURA — The Museum of Ventura County announced Feb. 2 that a $1 million gift made late last month established the Barbara Barnard Smith Museum of Ventura County Executive Director Fund which will provide permanent and ongoing financial support for the museum’s executive director position. “This visionary endowed gift allows us to designate funds to...

RISE Receives Grant from The Community Foundation SLO County

RISE Receives Grant from The Community Foundation SLO County

Grant supports survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence PASO ROBLES — RISE has received a $10,000 grant from the Opportunity to Thrive Grant Program and The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County. This grant will be used to help survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence overcome barriers to their self-sufficiency. RISE’s...

SBCC Board Appoints New Trustee

SBCC Board Appoints New Trustee

Robert Miller Appointed after application and interview process Robert Miller At a Special Meeting of the SBCC Board of Trustees on Friday February 2, the Board voted to appoint Robert Miller to fill the vacancy for Trustee Area 2 – Goleta. The Vacancy existed as a result of the resignation of Dr. Marianne Kugler...

OSD Superintendent Recognized as Superhero

OSD Superintendent Recognized as Superhero

Association of California School Administrators’ Summer Matters Awards OXNARD — Dr. Cesar Morales, Superintendent of the Oxnard School District, is one of three school superintendents honored with the Summer Matters Superhero Award for his efforts to support and expand summer learning programs for youth in his district. The Association of California State Administrators (ACSA) awarded the recognition...

Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau update for Feb. 2

Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau update for Feb. 2

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Build your own Ventura itinerary in minutes!Visit Ventura is excited to announce a new tool that makes travel planning easy, enjoyable and personal by combining artificial intelligence with local expertise to build travel itineraries around your travel preferences. First, choose your travel style; do you like adventure,...

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara update for Feb. 1

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara update for Feb. 1

Click here for entire e-newsletter   UPCOMING EVENTS EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW Cecily Brown: Rehearsal On view January 28 – June 3, 2018 MCASB Main Space Cecily Brown: Rehearsal, curated by Claire Gilman, Senior Curator at The Drawing Center, is the artist’s first museum show on the West Coast and the first exhibition dedicated to her...

Bilingual commentary: Getting a Bit Too Dependent on Technology

Bilingual commentary: Getting a Bit Too Dependent on Technology

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 Drivers used to have to depend on primitive technology to...

Pacific Western Bank Contributes $100,000 to United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund

Pacific Western Bank Contributes $100,000 to United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund

CENTRAL COAST — Pacific Western Bank has donated $100,000 to the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund to assist in rebuilding the Santa Barbara and Ventura County communities ravaged by disaster. The local United Way offices established the fund in December 2017 and later extended it to benefit flood victims. One-hundred percent of...

County emPower Program Contractor Receives Statewide Recognition from SoCalGas for Local Home Energy Efficiency Services

County emPower Program Contractor Receives Statewide Recognition from SoCalGas for Local Home Energy Efficiency Services

CENTRAL COAST — The County’s emPower program is pleased to kick off a new year by congratulating one of its participating local contractors, Progressive Insulation & Windows. On Jan. 16 Progressive Insulation & Windows received statewide recognition and a 2018 Energy Upgrade California Award from SoCalGas. Progressive is also recipient of a past emPower...

Camarillo Hospice Grief Support in February

Camarillo Hospice Grief Support in February

Grief Support for Children and Teens Camarillo Hospice, a Program of Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurses Association, will be offering a children and teens 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...

February — Livingston Memorial presents free Community Education Classes and Events

February — 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: Monday, February 5th and Tuesday, February 13th...

Feb. 16 — New UCSB series, “Changing Faces of U.S. Citizenship,” debuts with talk followed by panel discussion

Feb. 16 — New UCSB series, “Changing Faces of U.S. Citizenship,” debuts with talk followed by panel discussion

By Jim Logan • UCSB Few issues in the current U.S. political climate sparks more fervent debate than the role and fate of undocumented immigrants. A new series at UC Santa Barbara, “Changing Faces of U.S. Citizenship,” will explore immigration and seeks to bring the Santa Barbara community into the national conversation on this...

Feb. 16 — Ventura County Celebrates Women’s Heart Health with Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon

Feb. 16 — Ventura County Celebrates Women’s Heart Health with Annual Go Red For Women Luncheon

VENTURA — Did you know that in the U.S., cardiovascular diseases kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds?  The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Together, let’s unite to prevent heart disease and stroke. The Ventura County Go Red For Women Luncheon will...

Feb. 17 through March 24 — Support group for adults that were in evacuation zones

Feb. 17 through March 24 — Support group for adults that were in evacuation zones

SANTA BARBARA — As our community continues to heal from the effects of the devastating Thomas Fire and Flood, Hospice of Santa Barbara is committed to coming alongside individuals and families who may be grieving during this difficult time. Hospice of Santa Barbara is offering four new support groups, including a Carpinteria Thomas Disaster...

Feb. 17 – 18 — ‘Art Comes Alive’ at Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Feb. 17 – 18 — ‘Art Comes Alive’ at Channel Islands Maritime Museum

OXNARD — Come celebrate with the Channel Islands Maritime Museum (CIMM) when History Comes to life! from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18. Docents and friends of the museum dress up in costume and activate the spirit of various paintings, ship models, and time periods featured in the pieces on...

Feb. 19 through April 22 — Ojai artist Lorraine Serena explores the peace and power of nature in CSUCI exhibition

Feb. 19 through April 22 — Ojai artist Lorraine Serena explores the peace and power of nature in CSUCI exhibition

Opening reception on Feb. 22 CAMARILLO — An artistic exploration of Mother Nature untouched was nearly consumed by Mother Nature unleashed when the Thomas fire threatened the works of Ojai artist Lorraine Serena. Serena, whose work will appear in an upcoming exhibition at CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI), was evacuated from her Ojai home four times as...

Feb. 20 through March 27 — Support Group for adults grieving the death of a friend due to Thomas Disaster

Feb. 20 through March 27 — Support Group for adults grieving the death of a friend due to Thomas Disaster

SANTA BARBARA — As our community continues to heal from the effects of the devastating Thomas Fire and Flood, Hospice of Santa Barbara is committed to coming alongside individuals and families who may be grieving during this difficult time. Hospice of Santa Barbara is offering four new support groups, including a Carpinteria Thomas Disaster...

Feb. 21 — Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics and New Realm Technology Recognize  Children’s Dental Health Month with the Launch ToothHero App to Encourage Good Oral Hygiene

Feb. 21 — Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics and New Realm Technology Recognize Children’s Dental Health Month with the Launch ToothHero App to Encourage Good Oral Hygiene

SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC) is celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month with the launch of the ToothHero app, a game which will help kids fight plaque! Parents can bring their children to Franklin Elementary School, located at 1111 East Mason Street, Santa Barbara, on February 21st at 5:30 pm to...

Feb. 23 — Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Host Teen Night at the John L. Notter Family Club in Thousand Oaks

Feb. 23 — Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Host Teen Night at the John L. Notter Family Club in Thousand Oaks

THOUSAND OAKS — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is hosting ‘Teen Night’ at the John L. Notter Family Club located at 233 W. Gainsborough Road in Thousand Oaks on Friday, February 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Teens in grades 8th through the 12th grade are invited to learn all about...

Feb. 23 – 25 — Chinese New Year Celebration at Pacific View Mall

Feb. 23 – 25 — Chinese New Year Celebration at Pacific View Mall

VENTURA — The Ventura County Arts Council, through their Arts Collective Studio at the Pacific View Mall, is sponsoring a free Chinese New Year community celebration in the Center Court area of the mall located in mid-town Ventura.  All events are free and open to the public.  Since this is the Year of the Dog, our furry...

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...

Feb. 24 — Teatro de las Américas presenting Acting Workshops / Talleres de Actuación

Feb. 24 — Teatro de las Américas presenting Acting Workshops / Talleres de Actuación

James Donlon, actor and director extraordinaire, is presenting 2 acting workshops on Saturdays February 10 and 24 from 10am to 2 pm at his studio. James Donlon, actor y director extraordinaire, presenta 2 talleres de actuación los sábados 10 y 24 de febrero de 10am a 2pm en su studio. Where/Donde 3201 Corte Malpaso #309, ...

Feb. 24 — Bilingual report: Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. hosting Dental Health Fair in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month

Feb. 24 — Bilingual report: Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. hosting Dental Health Fair in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month

VENTURA — February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. If you have a baby or toddler, you may have questions about thumb sucking, your child’s first dental visit or how and when to clean your child’s teeth. If so, on Saturday, February 24th from 10am-2pm, Clinicas invites the Ventura County Community to join them for...

Feb. 24 — 50 Home Challenge Pop-Up – emPower Santa Barbara County

Feb. 24 — 50 Home Challenge Pop-Up – emPower Santa Barbara County

Meet up with friends and neighbors to hear how the 50 Home Challenge is improving homes and communities through energy efficiency! The County of Santa Barbara’s emPower program along with CHERP (Community Home Energy Retrofit Program) will be on hand to answer all your home energy efficiency questions. Stop by Windmill Nursery and get...

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...

Feb. 25 — New Dessert Spot, Churro Stix Celebrates Grand Opening

Feb. 25 — New Dessert Spot, Churro Stix Celebrates Grand Opening

VENTURA — Churro Stix, Los Angeles’ premier churro destination has announced the grand opening of its first Ventura County location on Feb. 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Pacific View Mall. Live 105.5 FM will host the grand opening festivities where attendees can enjoy free churro tastings, appearances by world-famous middleweight...

Feb. 25 — Free Family Day: An Imaginary World at the Santa Paula Art Museum

Feb. 25 — Free Family Day: An Imaginary World at the Santa Paula Art Museum

Admission is free for everyone SANTA PAULA —  On Sunday, February 25, bring your family and friends to “Free Family Day: An Imaginary World” at the Santa Paula Art Museum! Visitors are invited to explore the Museum’s current exhibitions, participate in hands-on art workshops, and challenge one another to a digital game of “I...

Feb. 26 — Women United group launch

Feb. 26 — Women United group launch

SANTA BARBARA — Women United is a global network of women leaders dedicated to creating a world of opportunity for everyone through United Way partnerships and initiatives. Locally, Women United will increase philanthropic support and spearhead advocacy efforts for programs such as United Way’s Kindergarten Success Institute and United for Literacy. Enjoy lively discussion...

Feb. 27-28 — emPower Building & Energy Training Series: Passive House for Builders & Architects

Feb. 27-28 — emPower Building & Energy Training Series: Passive House for Builders & Architects

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Learn how to sell and install air sealing that makes your customers happy and performs to 2019’s Title 24 requirements at emPower San Luis Obispo County’s two-day Building & Energy Training Series. The first training session, Mastering Air Sealing, will teach attendees the techniques and materials necessary for retrofit and...

Feb. 28 — 50 Home Challenge Home Energy Meeting – emPower Santa Barbara County

Feb. 28 — 50 Home Challenge Home Energy Meeting – emPower Santa Barbara County

Enjoy an evening with friends and neighbors to hear how the 50 Home Challenge is improving homes and communities through energy efficiency! The County of Santa Barbara’s emPower program has teamed up with CHERP (Community Home Energy Retrofit Program) to bring the 50 Home Challenge to Solvang. Attend and get the chance to: •...

Feb. 28 — PR Pros to Share Expertise on Making Events an Experience

Feb. 28 — PR Pros to Share Expertise on Making Events an Experience

OXNARD — The California Gold Coast chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) will host a panel of event public relations and marketing professionals at its February meeting. “Transforming Your Event into an Experience” will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. February 28 at California Lutheran University’s Oxnard Campus, 2201 Outlet Center Drive...

1 y 15 de marzo — Planeación de Finanzas Personales

1 y 15 de marzo — Planeación de Finanzas Personales

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

Through March 1 — Pet Loss Support Group

Through March 1 — Pet Loss Support Group

SANTA BARBARA — As our community continues to heal from the effects of the devastating Thomas Fire and Flood, Hospice of Santa Barbara is committed to coming alongside individuals and families who may be grieving during this difficult time. Hospice of Santa Barbara is offering four new support groups, including a Carpinteria Thomas Disaster...

March 2 through 23 — Free career workshops to be held in Oxnard

March 2 through 23 — Free career workshops to be held in Oxnard

March 2 & 16 – Résumés that Sell, 8:00 a.m. – noon – Get hands-on assistance in completing your résumé, cover and thank-you letters. Upon completion of this Career Shop, you will walk away with a portfolio that shows off your professional documents. Come prepared with your employment history for the last 10 years and names,...

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 y Oxnard College presentan “Orínoco”, de Emilio Carballido, bajo la dirección de James Donlon y la actuación estelar de Alina Ceñal y Rosie Rodriguez. Cuándo Viernes 2, 9, y 16 marzo, 2018, a las 8pm Sábado 3, 10, y 17 de marzo, 2018, a las 8pm Domingo 4, 11,...

Through March 3 — Carpinteria Thomas Disaster Community Support Group

Through March 3 — Carpinteria Thomas Disaster Community Support Group

CARPINTERIA — As our community continues to heal from the effects of the devastating Thomas Fire and Flood, Hospice of Santa Barbara is committed to coming alongside individuals and families who may be grieving during this difficult time. Hospice of Santa Barbara is offering four new support groups, including a Carpinteria Thomas Disaster support...

March 3 — Studio Channel Islands presents Collector’s Choice Exhibition Reception

March 3 — Studio Channel Islands presents Collector’s Choice Exhibition Reception

CAMARILLO — Join Studio Channel Islands for our Collector’s Choice 2018 reception, 4-6 p.m., March 3, for our annual spring fundraising spectacular. It returns for the fourth year with another chance to get your hands on a masterpiece while supporting Studio Channel Islands, located at 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. The exhibition will be drawn...

March 3 through July 8 — otke Birds and Blossoms Will Exhibit Never Before Seen Works to Reveal Origins of Prized Santa Paula Painter’s Decorative Style

March 3 through July 8 — otke Birds and Blossoms Will Exhibit Never Before Seen Works to Reveal Origins of Prized Santa Paula Painter’s Decorative Style

Premiere Party: Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission to the premiere is $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members. The exhibition will be on view March 3, 2018 through July 8, 2018. SANTA PAULA —  The late Santa Paula artist Jessie Arms Botke (1883 – 1971) remains one of...

March 5 — Channel Islands Maritime Museum Needs You. Docent Training Class

March 5 — Channel Islands Maritime Museum Needs You. Docent Training Class

OXNARD — The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is seeking volunteers to attend its eight- week training from 10am to noon on Mondays from March 5 through April 23, 2018.  The museum is located in the Channel Islands Harbor at 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard CA. 93035 Volunteers conduct tours for visitors, staff the front desk and...

March 9 — “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour” Comes to Oxnard

March 9 — “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour” Comes to Oxnard

OXNARD — Recognized by the Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour,” teen prodigy pianist, singer and composer Ethan Bortnick has been performing around the world and opening for greats such as Elton John, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Reba McEntire, and many more. He performs at...

March 9 — Acuna Arts Collective to present ‘Feria de los Libros en Oxnard’

March 9 — Acuna Arts Collective to present ‘Feria de los Libros en Oxnard’

OXNARD — The Acuna Arts Collective will present “Feria de los Libros en Oxnard” from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 9 at 445 S. B St., Oxnard (The former Social Security Building across from the Plaza Cinemas 14 in downtown, Oxnard. Click here or on flyer for more information.  

March 10 — Bilingual report: What Comes After High School for Students in Special Education?

March 10 — Bilingual report: What Comes After High School for Students in Special Education?

Resources Available at the 2017-18 “Transition Fair” in Camarillo CAMARILLO — It’s never too early to learn about resources for students with disabilities after high school. Help your high school student prepare for a quality adult life they envision by attending the Annual 2017-2018  Ventura County Transition Fair. This is an opportunity for parents, teachers,...

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...

March 17 — Ventura County Genealogical Society presents a Free Family History Presentation

March 17 — Ventura County Genealogical Society presents a Free Family History Presentation

Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Camarillo Library Community Room 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 1:00 P.M. PRESENTATION: DATING YOUR 20TH CENTURY FAMILY PHOTOS PRESENTER: Jane Neff Rollins Do you have a shoebox full of early 20th century family pictures with no labels indicating who the people were? Wouldn’t you like to learn...

March 21 — SBCC Faculty Lecture:  “Crime Across the Curriculum”

March 21 — SBCC Faculty Lecture: “Crime Across the Curriculum”

“Crime Across the Curriculum” may sound like a line on a police blotter, but as the title of the upcoming 39th annual Faculty Lecture at Santa Barbara City College, the topic will prove to be far more intriguing and far reaching than a simple list of recent illegal activities in the neighborhood. On March...

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...

March 29 through April 1 — The Wall That Heals Is Coming to San Luis Obispo

March 29 through April 1 — The Wall That Heals Is Coming to San Luis Obispo

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A memorial exhibit, bearing the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam, is returning to San Luis Obispo for the first time in 21 years for just four days this spring. The County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office will...

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...

April 14-15 — 44th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show

April 14-15 — 44th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show

WESTLAKE VILLAGE — Homeowners who are planning spring and summer projects around their house can talk with professionals for ideas and advice at the 44th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show. The spring show is Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake (880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village). Over 170...

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...

Through May 16 — CSUCI Spring Library Lecture Series includes robots on Mars, cannabis commerce and family responsibility discrimination

Through May 16 — CSUCI Spring Library Lecture Series includes robots on Mars, cannabis commerce and family responsibility discrimination

CAMARILLO — Discrimination against employees who need to care for parents or kids is becoming more common, but largely unreported. Lindsey O’Connor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology will speak about this growing phenomenon in one of 19 free lectures in libraries across Ventura County. Family Responsibility Discrimination or FRD is just one of the subjects...

May 17 — United Way of Ventura County to present ‘Women United 2nd Annual Luncheon’

May 17 — United Way of Ventura County to present ‘Women United 2nd Annual Luncheon’

VENTURA COUNTY — The United Way of Ventura County will present “Women United 2nd Annual Luncheon” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at California Lutheran University. Click here for more information.

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...

Through June 17 — Setting the Scene Exhibition to Show Paintings by Hollywood Artists from the Historic Santa Paula Civic Collection

Through June 17 — Setting the Scene Exhibition to Show Paintings by Hollywood Artists from the Historic Santa Paula Civic Collection

SANTA PAULA —The Santa Paula Art Museum is going Hollywood with its exhibit, Setting the Scene, continuing through June. 17. The exhibit will feature paintings by famous background artists who worked for film studios like Disney, MGM and 20th Century Fox during the Golden Age of Hollywood. The show opens with a premiere party on Saturday, February...

Carnegie Art Museum update for Jan. 31

Carnegie Art Museum update for Jan. 31

Click here for the entire e-newsletter     ARTIST’S GALLERY TALK Ricardo Palavecino Thursday, February 1 6 pm $5 / members free reservations appreciated 805-385-8258 BUILDING BLOCKS OF ART These art exploration classes help kids explore the tools artists use to build works of art from line to texture and everything in between. In each session,...

Poder Santa Barbara to hold protest at San Marcos High School on Jan. 31

Poder Santa Barbara to hold protest at San Marcos High School on Jan. 31

 SANTA BARBARA — Poder Santa Barbara to hold protest at San Marcos High School at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 on the sidewalk outside the San Marcos High School roundabout entrance. Poder Santa Barbara reports that parents, staff, students, and community members are protesting the failure of SBUSD and the Sheriffs Department to take seriously...

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County (BBSVC) Golf Classic Seeks Title Sponsor

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County (BBSVC) Golf Classic Seeks Title Sponsor

CAMARILLO — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County (BBSVC) is seeking a new Title Sponsor for its 45th annual Golf Classic! BBSVC’s Golf Classic is the organization’s top-performing event, which delivers the funds necessary to support 1,500 at-risk youth in Ventura County. Former Los Angeles Rams Quarterback, Vince Ferragamo, returns as the event’s celebrated host and...

Assemblymember Irwin Sunday Sidewalk Session

Assemblymember Irwin Sunday Sidewalk Session

OXNARD — Please join  Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) for coffee and an opportunity to discuss legislation and local issues. Please call (805) 482-1904 to schedule an appointment time.

Local PODS® Moving and Storage Offers Declutter Tips for the New Year

Local PODS® Moving and Storage Offers Declutter Tips for the New Year

VENTURA COUNTY —  As the first month of 2018 draws to a close, many residents are working to stick to their resolutions. According to Statistic Brain, only 58.4% of resolutions make it past the first month. To help their customers maintain their home resolutions, local PODS moving and storage offers ideas about how to declutter...

Ventura County Community Foundation Receives $200,000 from Amgen Foundation for Thomas Fire Relief

Ventura County Community Foundation Receives $200,000 from Amgen Foundation for Thomas Fire Relief

VENTURA COUNTY — The Amgen Foundation recently granted $200,000 to the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund, which helps support mid- and long-term relief and rebuilding efforts. “The Thomas Fire has deeply impacted our community and Amgen staff members,” said Eduardo Cetlin, president of the Amgen Foundation. “As part of the $500,000 committed...

‘Music for Healing and the Community’ Concert Raised $32K for Local Flood Victims

‘Music for Healing and the Community’ Concert Raised $32K for Local Flood Victims

SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara Symphony, Montecito Bank & Trust and Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts partnered to raise and contribute $32,000 to United Way of Santa Barbara County for flood disaster relief with a free community concert at The Granada Theatre Jan. 18. “Music for Healing and the Community” brought...

Vandenberg Spouses’ Club Continues to Expand Cinderella’s Closet, Opens Permanent Facility

Vandenberg Spouses’ Club Continues to Expand Cinderella’s Closet, Opens Permanent Facility

CENTRAL COAST — The Vandenberg Spouses’ Club (VSC) launched the Cinderella’s Closet program in 2017, collecting formal attire and accessories that could be borrowed and worn to local military events. On Monday, January 22, they took a significant step forward with the grand opening of their permanent facility on Vandenberg Air Force Base. Last...

Popular Parent-Child Classes Now Tuition Free, Convenient to Goleta

Popular Parent-Child Classes Now Tuition Free, Convenient to Goleta

SANTA BARBARA — This Spring, parents of 18-month- to 3-year-olds can learn valuable skills while attending age-specific morning groups with their children at the SBCC School of Extended Learning. Held at UCSB Family Student Housing for all parents, Growing Times I and II are among the School of Extending Learning’s most popular parenting classes...

Museum of Ventura County update for Jan. 26

Museum of Ventura County update for Jan. 26

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. Grab a lunch and head on over to the Museum every Thursday between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for music by local talent. Join us February 1 and 8 for music by the talented singer/guitarist Warren Takahashi. Feel free to tip...

Early Academic Outreach hosts its annual Education, Leadership, and Careers Conference for high school juniors

Early Academic Outreach hosts its annual Education, Leadership, and Careers Conference for high school juniors

By Andrea Estrada • UCSB UC Santa Barbara’s Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) will host 400 high school juniors Saturday, Jan. 27, for the sixth annual Education, Leadership, and Careers Conference. In addition to hearing keynote speakers U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas and UCSB Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Margaret Klawunn, the students — who...

Local Healthcare Professionals Graduate from SBCC Career Skills Institute Program, Set Sights on Career Growth

Local Healthcare Professionals Graduate from SBCC Career Skills Institute Program, Set Sights on Career Growth

SANTA BARBARA — Thanks to Santa Barbara City College’s Career Skills Institute and their Health Professionals Institute program and partners, dozens of local healthcare employees are now poised for career advancement. The SBCC Career Skills Institute created its Health Professionals Institute program in collaboration with Cottage Health and Sansum Clinic. The program is available...

El Concilio Family Services announces 2018 Latino Leadership Award Winners

El Concilio Family Services announces 2018 Latino Leadership Award Winners

Awards ceremony to be held April 6 at Oxnard Performing Arts Center OXNARD — El Concilio Family Services has announced the 2018 Latino Leadership Awards Winners — Dr. Tiffany Morse, René Corado, Rick Torres, Consuelo Camberos, Leticia H. Cazares, M.S.; Lilian Bello, George J. Sandoval and KNS Rockstar. The awards are presented to individuals and/or businesses...

SBCC Board of Trustees Elects New Officers

SBCC Board of Trustees Elects New Officers

Veronica Gallardo, Board President Jonathan Abboud, Board Vice President At its organizational meeting on January 18, the Santa Barbara Community College District Board of Trustees elected Veronica Gallardo as president of the board for the 2018 calendar year. This organizational meeting was postponed from December due to impacts from the Thomas fire and January...

Feb. 1 — Assemblymember Monique Limón, SBA, WEV and EDC-VC to present Small Business Recovery Workshop

Feb. 1 — Assemblymember Monique Limón, SBA, WEV and EDC-VC to present Small Business Recovery Workshop

VENTURA — Assemblymember Monique Limón (D – Santa Barbara), the Small Business Administration, Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) and the Economic Development Collaborative — Ventura County (EDC-VC) will present a Small Business Recovery Workshop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1 at The ARC of Ventura County, 5103 Walker St., Ventura. Limited seats available. Call...

Bilingual commentary: The Living Span of Generations

Bilingual commentary: The Living Span of Generations

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 My maternal grandfather, Candelario, died only months after I was...

Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Jan. 25

Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Jan. 25

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Upcoming Events Earthwalk Friday, February 2  7pm & 9pm Walker Creations presents the epic film adventure of the Walker Brother’s incredible 14-month, 5,000-mile trek by foot and paddle from Alaska to Mexico. Featuring the narration of Orson Welles’s last vocal masterpiece, his words weave a seamless tapestry...

Límon issues statement on Governor Brown’s final State of the State Address

Límon issues statement on Governor Brown’s final State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Monique Limón (D – Santa Barbara) issued the following statement on the State of the State Address presented today by Governor Jerry Brown. I congratulate Governor Brown on his last State of the State address of an incredibly prolific career. Through his years of service, the Governor has kept California on a...

Carnegie Art Museum update for Jan. 25

Carnegie Art Museum update for Jan. 25

Click here to see the entire e-newsletter   FREE FAMILY DAY Spend an afternoon exploring, creating and letting your imagination soar.  Drop in for free, hands-on family fun.  Families with children of all ages and abilities are welcome.  Materials are provided. Saturday, January 27 12 noon – 3 pm BUILDING BLOCKS OF ART These...

Museum of Ventura County and CAPS Media begin documentation of Thomas Fire

Museum of Ventura County and CAPS Media begin documentation of Thomas Fire

VENTURA COUNTY — The Museum of Ventura County and CAPS Media are coordinating with the Ventura City fire and police departments, county fire and sheriff departments, other agencies and most importantly the Ventura County public to create an historical archive of the most devastating natural tragedy in county history. Throughout the next few months,...

SBCC Express to Success Program Receives Exemplary Award

SBCC Express to Success Program Receives Exemplary Award

From left: Chancellor Oakley, Julie Bruno, Kathy Molloy, Vice Chancellor Alice Perez, President Estolano, Vice President Epstein and Joseph Quintana. 2018 is off to a good start at Santa Barbara City College. Recognized as one of two colleges to receive the prestigious California Community Colleges Board of Governors Exemplary Program Award, SBCC was honored...

Carlye Salon in Santa Barbara Offers a ‘Day of Love’ on Feb. 5 for Those Impacted by the Thomas Fire & Flood

Carlye Salon in Santa Barbara Offers a ‘Day of Love’ on Feb. 5 for Those Impacted by the Thomas Fire & Flood

SANTA BARBARA —  Carlyle, a full-service salon and style bar in Santa Barbara, is hosting a ‘Day of Love’ on February 5, 2018, offering a full day of complimentary salon services for those impacted by the Thomas Fire and Flood. The Carlyle team, led by salon founder Lisa Gaede, will partner with Bassett Salon Solutions,...

EDC-VC Announces Additional Resources Available for Thomas Fire and Flood Victims

EDC-VC Announces Additional Resources Available for Thomas Fire and Flood Victims

VENTURA COUNTY — The Economic Development Collaborative–Ventura County’s special services coordinator, Clare Briglio, has announced additional resources now available for businesses recovering from the impact of the Thomas Fire and subsequent floods and mudslides. “New federal declarations have secured additional resources for those who have suffered personal and/or business injury as a result of...

Jackson Introduces Bill To Help Montecito and Other CA Homeowners Recover Mudslide Losses

Jackson Introduces Bill To Help Montecito and Other CA Homeowners Recover Mudslide Losses

SACRAMENTO – To help residents whose homes were devastated or destroyed in the recent Montecito mudslides, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill to ensure that fire insurance policies cover losses incurred from fire-induced mudslides. Senate Bill 917 clarifies that, under current law, an insurance policy covers loss or damage resulting from a...

OceanForesters Request Ocean to be included in the 2040 General Plan Update

OceanForesters Request Ocean to be included in the 2040 General Plan Update

VENTURA — OceanForesters has requested that a chapter be added on ocean to the Ventura County General Plan. The General Plan has not been updated in 30 years. The plan update would include the year 2040. County’s website explains, “A general plan represents the community’s view of its future and expresses the community’s development goals. The...

Hospice of Santa Barbara Provides Emotional Support for a Variety of Groups Impacted by Thomas Fire and Flood

Hospice of Santa Barbara Provides Emotional Support for a Variety of Groups Impacted by Thomas Fire and Flood

SANTA BARBARA — Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) has been at the forefront of helping to heal trauma and grief when tragedy strikes for decades. Whether it was the shootings at UCSB or at the Goleta Post Office or now, the Thomas Fire and Flood. What is particularly complicated about this recent disaster is that...

Social Justice Fund for Ventura County update for Jan. 19

Social Justice Fund for Ventura County update for Jan. 19

Click here for the entire e-newsletter In 2017 we embarked on a new challenge to combat implicit bias in Ventura County’s classrooms. If our partners had a project to stop our students from being undermined, and elevate their learning and identity, we would fund it. We helped build a bridge between One Step A...

CSUCI is awarded $200,000 to diversify future faculty candidates

CSUCI is awarded $200,000 to diversify future faculty candidates

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) welcomed its largest freshman class ever last fall and anticipates the Class of 2018 will also be the largest to date. As the campus continues to grow, the student demographic is also changing, becoming more diverse with each passing year. To ensure the faculty continues to reflect the diversity of...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley offer Fifth Grade Transportation throughout Conejo Valley

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley offer Fifth Grade Transportation throughout Conejo Valley

THOUSAND OAKS — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is taking reservations for reliable after school van transportation to five local Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the Conejo Valley. Parents can choose from the Club closest to their residence: Anderson Youth Center (Los Cerritos) • 1980 E.Avenida de las Flores • Thousand...

Family Service Agency Helps Santa Barbara Community Recover

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...

Bilingual commentary: Recurring to Mexican Philosophy

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...


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