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Fundraiser raises more than 1.1M for United Way So. Cal Fire Relief Fund

November 16, 2018
Fundraiser raises more than 1.1M for United Way So. Cal Fire Relief Fund

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — The Fire Relief Fund multi-platform fundraising event on Nov. 14 , hosted by the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Rams, CBS 2 and KCAL 9, raised over $1,173,905 (as of midnight, so likely has grown) for United Way’s Southern California Disaster Relief Fund. The fundraiser will serve both immediate and critical long-term needs of economically vulnerable neighbors affected by recent fires. While phone lines are closed, funds are continuing to come in as individuals text 2018fires to 41444, log in to unitedwayla.org/2018fires and send in checks.* “The community came together in an...
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Bilingual report: Community meeting (Nov. 19) for South Coast residents affected by the Woolsey fire

November 16, 2018
Bilingual report: Community meeting (Nov. 19) for South Coast residents affected by the Woolsey fire

VENTURA — The County of Ventura will provide fire recovery information at a community meeting for Ventura County residents on the South Coast who have been affected by the Woolsey Fire. The meeting will take place: Monday, November 19, 6:30 p.m. Ventura County Fire Station 56 11855 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu (county line) Subject matter experts will provide important information on watershed and debris flow assessments, public health concerns, debris removal, and rental assistance and local resources. Staff representing these areas will be available to answer questions following the presentation. Please be aware that everyday household toxins are present...
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State’s ‘Short-term Fix’ for Brain-Damaging Pesticide Falls Short

November 16, 2018
State’s ‘Short-term Fix’ for Brain-Damaging Pesticide Falls Short

Under pressure to ban chlorpyrifos, pesticide regulators recommend inadequate exposure-reduction measures SACRAMENTO — Under intensifying pressure from a large coalition of health, education and environmental justice advocates, state regulators on Nov. 15 announced a set of interim recommended measures aimed at limiting exposure to the hazardous organophosphate pesticide chlorpyrifos, known to cause permanent brain damage in young children. But the measures fall far short of the ban many are calling for. State regulators have found that young children in California risk permanent neurotoxic effects from exposure to unsafe levels of chlorpyrifos in their food, water and air. For those living...
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Bilingual report: County/City recovery partnership opens Local Assistance Center

November 15, 2018
Bilingual report: County/City recovery partnership opens Local Assistance Center

VENTURA — The County of Ventura and the City of Thousand Oaks will open a Local Assistance Center at the Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library. Located at 1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks, the center is a one-stop resource for residents affected by the Hill and Woolsey Fires. The Local Assistance Center will be open this Thursday at 1:00 p.m. through next Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays,  and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Dates and hours are subject to change depending on demand. Bilingual staff will be available to provide assistance....
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Economic Development Collaborative Opens Post-Fire Business Recovery Center to Serve LA and Ventura Counties

November 15, 2018
Economic Development Collaborative Opens Post-Fire Business Recovery Center to Serve LA and Ventura Counties

CAMARILLO — The Economic Development Collaborative, as host of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will open a Small Business Administration Business Recovery Center at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at its offices in Camarillo. The center will provide a wide range of free services, from specialized consulting to disaster loans, to businesses impacted by the region’s wildfires. Located at 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Suite B, in Camarillo, the Center will operate Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No appointment is needed, and all services are free of charge. The Center will be closed on Thanksgiving,...
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Bilingual report: Ventura County to provide recovery information at community meeting (Nov. 17) for Bell Canyon residents affected by the Woolsey fire

November 15, 2018
Bilingual report: Ventura County to provide recovery information at community meeting (Nov. 17) for Bell Canyon residents affected by the Woolsey fire

VENTURA — The County of Ventura will provide fire recovery information at a community meeting for Bell Canyon residents who have been affected by the recent fires. The meeting will take place: Saturday, November 17, 1:00 p.m. Bell Canyon Community Center 30 Hackamore Lane, Bell Canyon Subject matter experts will provide important information on watershed and debris flow assessments, public health concerns, debris removal, and rental assistance and local resources. Staff representing these areas will be available to answer questions following the presentation. Please be aware that everyday household toxins are present in ash and debris and can present...
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Bilingual commentary: When Things Go Wrong

November 15, 2018
Bilingual commentary: When Things Go Wrong

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 Where do I begin? This past week was not only awful—it was horrible—for many of us here in Ventura County. Whereas some of us were merely stressed by all of the news of senseless deaths, devastation and heart-breaking, apocalyptic tragedy, others were trying, in a daze, to cope with the murder of family and friends...
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Ventura County School Closures through Thanksgiving break

November 15, 2018
Ventura County School Closures through Thanksgiving break

VENTURA COUNTY — The following Ventura County K-12 public schools and districts have announced they will remain CLOSED through the Thanksgiving break and reopen Monday, November 26. All other Ventura County K-12 public schools and districts will be open on Thursday, November 15. A continually updated list of Ventura County school closures is available at www.vcoe.org.   The following Ventura County districts and schools have announced they will remain CLOSED through the Thanksgiving break and reopen Monday, November 26: Bridges Charter School in Thousand Oaks Conejo Valley Unified School District Dean Triggs School in Thousand Oaks Las Virgenes Unified School District MATES Charter School in...
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Ventura County Civic Alliance update for Nov. 15 — HOME’s Annual Housing Conference

November 15, 2018
Ventura County Civic Alliance update for Nov. 15 — HOME’s Annual Housing Conference

Livable Communities Newsletter Vol. 12, No. 48 November 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 Fall 2018 Livable Communities Newsletter!    During the last three months there were 2 major forums discussing topics important to livable communities in Ventura County: The HOME (Housing Opportunities Made Easier) Housing Conference and the Ventura County Regional Broadband Summit. Inthis edition of our Livable Communities Newsletter we offer three updates that share some of the significant impacts of these discussions. In the first article,...
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Extend Hours at Two Clubs to Accommodate School Closures

November 14, 2018
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Extend Hours at Two Clubs to Accommodate School Closures

AGOURA — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley have announced that they will be open for full-length days, from 7 am to 6:30 pm starting Wednesday, November 14 through Wednesday, November 21 at the Johnston Club in Thousand Oaks (at Colina Middle School) and the Morton Club in Newbury Park (at Sequoia Middle School) due to the closure of LVUSD and CVUSD schools. CVUSD and LVUSD do not anticipate reopening until the morning of November 26th. All after school members in any of the 10 Clubs can attend, full-day, for Free. Non-monthly members, siblings, and new-to-Club kids...
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Bringing Awareness to Alzheimer’s: GranVida Tackles Alzheimer’s Head-On

November 14, 2018
Bringing Awareness to Alzheimer’s: GranVida Tackles Alzheimer’s Head-On

In light of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, GranVida Senior Living and Memory Care is bringing awareness to Alzheimer’s through their many memory care programs and services CARPINTERIA — Alzheimer’s is a difficult disease that affects the lives around the person who is fighting the disease including family and friends. GranVida Senior Living and Memory Care has been proactive in working alongside their senior residents affected by Alzheimer’s through a wide variety of programs and services including their in-house technology, It’s Never 2 Late ® (iN2L). Granvida’s Medtech Resident Assistant Stephanie Gomez works with senior residents, particularly those who are...
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SoCalGas Takes Part in “Utilities United Against Scams Day” To Help Protect Customers from Fraud

November 14, 2018
SoCalGas Takes Part in “Utilities United Against Scams Day” To Help Protect Customers from Fraud

UUAS and its member companies have helped to shut down nearly 2,500 Toll-Free Numbers used by scammers against utility customers since March 2017 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA —  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and other natural gas water and electric utilities across the United States and Canada are joining forces today to protect their customers from scammers impersonating utility employees, either on the phone or in-person.  A coalition of utilities called Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) designated November 14 as the third annual “Utilities United Against Scams Day,” which will also be supported by a week-long campaign focused on exposing the...
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Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara to donate 10 percent of all shop purchases to the Red Cross’s California Wildfire Relief Fund

November 14, 2018
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara to donate 10 percent of all shop purchases to the Red Cross’s California Wildfire Relief Fund

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Dear MCASB Supporter, It’s been a heartbreaking week in California. As the Camp, Woolsey, and Hill Fires continue to burn, MCASB would like to do our part to help aid the victims, as well as the firefighters and first-responders working tirelessly to contain these disasters. Beginning today through December 31, MCASB will donate 10% of all shop purchases to the Red Cross’s California Wildfire Relief Fund. Those who wish to support Red Cross relief efforts directly may do so online here or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. As we approach the anniversary of last year’s Thomas...
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Righetti Agriculture Department recently began their 2nd Annual “Green Thumb” House Plant Competition

November 14, 2018
Righetti Agriculture Department recently began their 2nd Annual “Green Thumb” House Plant Competition

SANTA MARIA — May the best “Green Thumbs” win. The Righetti Agriculture Department recently began their 2nd Annual “Green Thumb” House Plant Competition. The contest usually involves freshman in the Ag Science classes receiving a small house plant to take home and care for. But, in a new twist this year, staff members and administrators from the Warrior campus and District Office are participating in the plant growing competition against one another too. The freshman must research proper caring for their plant and keep it alive and healthy as long as possible. More than 50 staff and administrators must do...
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United Way of Ventura County update for Nov. 14 — Disaster Relief Fund

November 14, 2018

Click here for the entire e-newsletter President’s Message  Dear Friends, Less than a year removed from the devastation of the Thomas Fire, the Hill and Woolsey Fires feel all too familiar. The fires and the tragic Borderline mass shooting in Thousand Oaks have shaken us and have reminded us how vulnerable and connected we are. During times of crises such as these, ordinary and extraordinary citizens step up to help each other. At United Way, we are grateful for all those who step up, but we’re especially thankful for our community’s first responders, who continue to serve us when...
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Oxnard Community Relations Commission now accepting nominations for annual Community Awards program. Deadline is Dec. 13

November 14, 2018
Oxnard Community Relations Commission now accepting nominations for annual Community Awards program. Deadline is Dec. 13

OXNARD — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 City of Oxnard Community Relations Commission (CRC) Community Recognition Awards. The public is invited to nominate youth, seniors, individuals, businesses and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in the Oxnard community. The commission will review all nomination forms and choose a winner in each category based on its selection criteria. The nomination deadline is December 13, 2018 at 5 p.m. There are two ways to submit a nomination form, fill-out the online form or download it directly, both available at oxnard.org. Visit the webpage at: oxnard.org/community-recognition-awards-2018 The CRC awards program recognizes deserving...
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Bilingual report: Ventura County declares local health emergency for areas affected by the Hill and Woolsey fires

November 13, 2018
Bilingual report: Ventura County declares local health emergency for areas affected by the Hill and Woolsey fires

VENTURA — Due to the potential of widespread toxic exposures and threats to public health and the environment that exist in the aftermath of the Woolsey and Hill fires, the Ventura County Public Health Officer and the Director of the Environmental Health Division have declared a Local Health Emergency in Ventura County to limit the public’s exposure to hazardous substances. This declaration enables the County to coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies and seek assistance to ensure that fire debris, and hazardous substances removal activities are conducted safely. The combustion of building materials such as siding, roofing tiles,...
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Lisa Murphy Rivas Named Interim Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria

Lisa Murphy Rivas Named Interim Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria

CARPINTERIA — Girls Inc. of Carpinteria is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Murphy Rivas, a nonprofit management, public outreach and government relations professional, as its interim executive director. Rivas succeeds outgoing executive director Victoria Juarez, who served Girls Inc. Carpinteria for nearly eight years and was recently appointed CEO of the Scholarship...

CSU Channel Islands classes suspended through Thanksgiving

CSU Channel Islands classes suspended through Thanksgiving

CAMARILLO —  CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) announced that classes will be suspended until after Thanksgiving and will resume on Monday, Nov. 26. The campus is currently safe and is not under any evacuation orders and will be open through Nov. 21; employees should report to work as scheduled.

Museum of Ventura County update for Nov. 13 — Natural disaster, shooting tragedy affecting programs

Museum of Ventura County update for Nov. 13 — Natural disaster, shooting tragedy affecting programs

This is a devastating time for our county. With a major natural disaster following on the heels of the tragedy at the Borderline within hours, many in the community are in shock, and left feeling stunned and helpless. The Museum of Ventura County, in light of this unprecedented time, has decided to modify our...

Rio School District in Oxnard wants to thank the Rio community for passing Measure L

Rio School District in Oxnard wants to thank the Rio community for passing Measure L

OXNARD — The Committee for Caring for Rio Schools — Yes on Measure L, would like to thank the Rio Community for passing Measure L. We are grateful that the Rio community has said yes to the needed improvements to local elementary schools in the Rio School District. Click on image for the entire...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Holds Successful ‘Stand up for Kids Gala Dinner & Auction’ – Vital Funds Raised for Local Youth

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Holds Successful ‘Stand up for Kids Gala Dinner & Auction’ – Vital Funds Raised for Local Youth

AGOURA — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley (BGCGCV) held a successful “Stand up for Kids Gala Dinner & Auction”, their major fundraiser of the year, on October 20 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. The annual event was centered around the impact of the 9 Clubs run by BGCGCV...

American Diabetes Association recognizes iHEAR® Medical as a National Strategic Partner to improve the lives of millions affected by diabetes and hearing loss

American Diabetes Association recognizes iHEAR® Medical as a National Strategic Partner to improve the lives of millions affected by diabetes and hearing loss

VENTURA COUNTY — Hearing loss and diabetes are two of America’s most widespread health concerns, both on the rise. Nearly 48 million American adults have disabling hearing loss, according to the Center for Hearing and Communication, and more than 30 million adults in the U.S. have diabetes. Hearing loss is about twice as common...

The American Mathematical Society awards fellowships to UCSB’s Hector Ceniceros and Zhenghan Wang

The American Mathematical Society awards fellowships to UCSB’s Hector Ceniceros and Zhenghan Wang

By Harrison Tasoff  • UCSB Recognized for their outstanding contributions to the advancement, use and communication of mathematics, UC Santa Barbara Professors Hector Ceniceros and Zhenghan Wang have been named 2019 fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The association of mathematicians promotes mathematical research and scholarship. “The mathematics department is extremely pleased that the American Mathematical Society has decided...

Nominations for El Concilio’s Latino Leadership Award are due by Nov. 15

Nominations for El Concilio’s Latino Leadership Award are due by Nov. 15

OXNARD — El Concilio Family Services is asking for nominations for the 30th Annual Latino Leadership Awards “ Making a Difference – Together we Thrive” scheduled for April 12th 2019. Nominations must be received at El Concilio Family Services no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 15, 2018. The awards will be given to Ventura County individuals,...

El Centrito Family Learning Centers Closes Its Doors in Oxnard

El Centrito Family Learning Centers Closes Its Doors in Oxnard

OXNARD — We regretfully announce the termination of services by El Centrito Family Learning Centers, an organization that has been serving children and families in the city since 1992. Friday, November 9, 2018, will be our final day of operation. A series of unfortunate events caused El Centrito to lose its critical source of funding...

LULAC — Our millions of votes clamored: PRESENTE!

LULAC — Our millions of votes clamored: PRESENTE!

To Our LULAC Familia: Tuesday, Latinos made history in our nation. Never before has our voice at the ballot box been heard more loudly and clearly. Our millions of votes clamored: PRESENTE! The so-called sleeping giant we have been told about for years is a myth. The story was to lull us into believing...

Gold Coast Health Plan Member Alert during Brush Fires

Gold Coast Health Plan Member Alert during Brush Fires

Ventura County’s Medi-Cal Plan is Making it Easy for Members to Access Prescriptions and Transportation During the Fires CAMARILLO —  During the fires, Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) members can get their prescriptions filled, receive necessary oxygen, and have their transportation needs met. The Plan, which has nearly 200,000 Medi-Cal members throughout Ventura County,...

Bilingual report: Wildfire smoke and face masks being distributed in Ventura County

Bilingual report: Wildfire smoke and face masks being distributed in Ventura County

VENTURA COUNTY — Due to continuing unhealthy air conditions resulting from the fires affecting Ventura County, free particulate respirators (N-95 masks) are being distributed / distribución as part of a coordinated effort of the Ventura County Public Health Department, Emergency Medical Services Agency, and other local organizations. Click on flyers for more information.

Juan Soria School in Oxnard receives Golden Bell Award. Recognition reception to be held Nov. 29

Juan Soria School in Oxnard receives Golden Bell Award. Recognition reception to be held Nov. 29

OXNARD — Juan Soria School in Oxnard is one of 51 recipients of the Golden Bell Award — California’s leading educational honor—for its 80/20 Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program. The Golden Bell Awards are sponsored by the California School Boards Association (CSBA) to recognize outstanding public school programs for innovation, sustainability and best practices that...

Local colleges, CSUCI closed due to Ventura County region brush fires. Public schools also announced closures. Resources available

Local colleges, CSUCI closed due to Ventura County region brush fires. Public schools also announced closures. Resources available

VENTURA COUNTY — Oxnard College closed its campus at noon Friday due the the Woolsey/Hill; brush fires. Moorpark College has canceled Friday classes as a result of the Woolsey Fire and related events. The Board of Trustees, Chancellor Gillespie, President Sanchez, and Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura colleges are following the situation and keeping students, faculty,...

Region honors victims of Thousand Oaks shooting. Help available

Region honors victims of Thousand Oaks shooting. Help available

VENTURA COUNTY — From political and business leaders, to educational and non-profit organizations, a variety of groups and individuals have come together to remember the victims of the tragic mass shooting in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday, Nov. 7. *** “Our community has been devastated by the senseless tragedy at the Borderline Bar and Grill...

Bilingual commentary: More than 50 percent of Latinos in California lack health insurance

Bilingual commentary: More than 50 percent of Latinos in California lack health insurance

Latinos in California represent more than half of Californians who lack health insurance and Open Enrollment period is critical for those looking to enroll in, or change, their current health insurance plans. A recent survey from Dignity Health – one of the largest health systems in the country – asked California Latinos what they thought about...

BGCOP Honors Long-Time Board Member At Its 29th Annual Donald K. Facciano Kids Auction & Gala

BGCOP Honors Long-Time Board Member At Its 29th Annual Donald K. Facciano Kids Auction & Gala

OXNARD — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme has chosen long-time board member Sean Leonard and his wife, Gwen, as this year’s honorees for its upcoming 29th Annual Donald K. Facciano Kids Auction & Gala. The auction and gala is the Club’s largest fundraiser and directly benefits their more...

Military Ball Marks Beginning of Veterans Week Events in Santa Barbara

Military Ball Marks Beginning of Veterans Week Events in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — Close to 600 guests gathered at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort on Saturday, November 3rd for Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation’s (PCVF) 22nd Annual Military Ball. Four-star General Robin Rand, who recently retired from the U.S. Air Force after 44 years of service, was the keynote speaker for the evening. He...

Simi YMCA Announces Volunteer of the Year Award Winners

Simi YMCA Announces Volunteer of the Year Award Winners

SIMI VALLEY — The Simi Valley Family YMCA handed out its 7th Annual Volunteer of the Year awards at a November 3 dinner at the Simi Y. Over 100 people attended. “Each year, the Simi Y honors those individuals who provide the kind of leadership that makes a tremendous positive impact on our Y...

Ventura County Animal Services Offers Special Pet Adoption for Veteran’s Day Weekend

Ventura County Animal Services Offers Special Pet Adoption for Veteran’s Day Weekend

CAMARILLO — Special Pet Adoption Promotion this weekend for veterans, active duty and reserve personnel as well as their immediate family at the Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS). Click on image or click here on Facebook for more information.

Bilingual commentary: Military at the Border

Bilingual commentary: Military at the Border

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 stare at the family group site on Facebook where...

CSUCI’s California Institute for Social Business helps create a social business center in Tijuana, Mexico

CSUCI’s California Institute for Social Business helps create a social business center in Tijuana, Mexico

CAMARILLO — After hearing about CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI)’s California Institute for Social Business (CISB), educators from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California (UABC) asked for help setting up a social business center of their own. “They had heard about the CISB and called us about 18 months ago,” said CISB Director and Professor of Political Science...

Community Invited Back to Continue Taking Action on Food System in Santa Barbara County

Community Invited Back to Continue Taking Action on Food System in Santa Barbara County

SB County residents and organizations encouraged to join in network for a sustainable food future for Santa Barbara County Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6 PM – 8 PM  Santa Barbara Public Library Faulkner Gallery Building Our Resilient Food System: Cultivating Connections, a free community activation session SANTA BARBARA — The Community Environmental Council (CEC), Foodbank...

Three Pioneer Valley High School FFA Soil, and Land Evaluation Teams sweep the competition

Three Pioneer Valley High School FFA Soil, and Land Evaluation Teams sweep the competition

SANTA MARIA — Three Pioneer Valley FFA Soil and Land Evaluation Teams recently swept the competition, winning 1st, 4th and 5th at a Career Development Event Field Day at West Hills College in Coalinga, the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District reported on Nov. 8. Luke Zaragoza finished 2nd, Eldaine Estacio 4th and...

Museum of Ventura County update for Nov. 7 — Friends of the Library Art Sale on Nov. 10

Museum of Ventura County update for Nov. 7 — Friends of the Library Art Sale on Nov. 10

Major funding for these programs is made possible by the City of San Buenaventura, the County of Ventura and private and community donors. Upcoming Events Mayor’s Arts Awards Nov. 8, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, the 2018 Mayor’s Arts Awards will be held at the Museum of Ventura County in the Museum’s Martin V. and Martha K....

Local Governments May Get $4.8 Million in State Aid to Combat Homelessness

Local Governments May Get $4.8 Million in State Aid to Combat Homelessness

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Local governments may soon receive one-time funding from the state to provide direct assistance to homeless individuals and those at risk of becoming homeless. The County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors declared a homeless shelter crisis today and authorized the County’s participation in the state’s Homeless Shelter Emergency Aid...

Autism Society Ventura County Invests in KidSTREAM

Autism Society Ventura County Invests in KidSTREAM

CAMARILLO — As kidSTREAM, an emerging children’s museum, continues to grow community support, it announced recently a major donation made by the Autism Society Ventura County. With this gift, kidSTREAM will name its sensory room the “Autism Society Ventura County Sensory Room” when the museum opens at the former Camarillo Library site. Overall, the...

Bilingual report: Ventura County Medical Center Receives National Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes for Surgical Care

Bilingual report: Ventura County Medical Center Receives National Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes for Surgical Care

VENTURA COUNTY — The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Ventura County Medical Center as one of 83 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2017. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Ventura County Medical Center is required to track the...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Welcome Visits from the LA Rams

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Welcome Visits from the LA Rams

THOUSAND OAKS — Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley had the opportunity to connect with Michael Brockers and his wife, Faith of the LA Rams during a special two-part visit. A Goal Setting Workshop was held at the Anderson Boys & Girls Club in Thousand Oaks where Faith Brockers talked...

Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Nov. 2 — Twelth Night or What You Will Nov. 15, 16

Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Nov. 2 — Twelth Night or What You Will Nov. 15, 16

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Beau Lettieri ~ Beau shares how The Luke’s top-notch facilities helped inspire him to pursue a career in technical theatre. Upcoming Events Twelth Night or What You Will Thursday & Friday, November 15th & 16th  7:00PM In a collaboration with State Street Ballet’s Library Dances, the Santa Barbara Junior High...

Exploding pumpkins and flaming gummy bears among 120+ science activities at CSUCI Science Carnival on Nov. 3

Exploding pumpkins and flaming gummy bears among 120+ science activities at CSUCI Science Carnival on Nov. 3

CAMARILLO — At least six museums from Ventura and Santa Barbara counties will participate in this year’s free CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Science Carnival on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History; the California Oil Museum; the Channel Islands Maritime Museum; the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology; kidSTREAM Children’s...

Consulado de Mexico en Oxnard — Día de los Muertos 2018

Consulado de Mexico en Oxnard — Día de los Muertos 2018

View this email in your browser OXNARD – – Te invitamos a descargar el archivo PDF adjunto que contiene una selección de música, películas, libros y recetas que nuestros especialistas recomiendan para ante de morir. Descarga aqui

Bilingual report — Ventura County Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters Offers Helpful Tips for November 6 Statewide General Election

Bilingual report — Ventura County Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters Offers Helpful Tips for November 6 Statewide General Election

VENTURA — Based on record voter registration, the Ventura County Elections Division anticipates a good voter turnout for the Statewide General Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Poll voters are encouraged to vote at their assigned polling place location during the non-peak hours of 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to avoid potential long lines....

Carnegie Art Museum update — Día de los Muertos Free Family Day on Nov. 3

Carnegie Art Museum update — Día de los Muertos Free Family Day on Nov. 3

Click here for the entire e-newsletter UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS Free Family Day Saturday, November 3                                                              noon- 3 pm       Free The Carnegie Art Museum celebrates Día de los Muertos as we honor our departed ones through music, dance and a variety of traditional art activities, face painting, hot chocolate and Pan de Muerto. Enjoy an afternoon...

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara update — Artist Talk Kota Kzawa on Nov. 8

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   UPCOMING EVENTS COMING SOON Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art On view November 11, 2018 – February 3, 2019Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is pleased to present Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art, a series of light-boxes and video animations by Oakland, California-based artist Kota Ezawa that...

Altars, crafts, face-painting, a ‘sand tapestry’ all part of CSUCI Day of the Dead celebration on Nov. 1

Altars, crafts, face-painting, a ‘sand tapestry’ all part of CSUCI Day of the Dead celebration on Nov. 1

CAMARILLO — It was always Folgers coffee for Rachel Danielson’s father, George Earl Rowland, who passed away on Halloween in 2016. So, the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) staff member tucked a red plastic can of Folgers next to a photo of her dad in his Air Force uniform, along with a tin of his beloved chewing tobacco,...

Gold Coast Health Plan Receives Managed Care Quality Award

Gold Coast Health Plan Receives Managed Care Quality Award

CAMARILLO — Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) was recognized this month by its state regulatory agency for the strides it has made in improving health care quality for Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The Managed Care Quality and Monitoring Division of the state Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) awarded GCHP the 2018 Overall Most Improved Award. The...

Boys & Girls Club Members Improve Reading 113 Percent in New Program

Boys & Girls Club Members Improve Reading 113 Percent in New Program

VENTURA COUNTY — Club members at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme Squires Housing satellite site showed impressive results after taking the Hardy Brain Wordquest reading fluency tests. These youth participated in the site’s first-ever Summer Learning Academy, which was funded by local philanthropist Bill Wilson, through the Ventura...

Santa Maria’s Delta High School students take part in tour of Center for Employment Training

Santa Maria’s Delta High School students take part in tour of Center for Employment Training

SANTA MARIA — Delta High School students learned about multiple certificate programs that could help them get a job in the Santa Maria Valley during a tour of the Center for Employment Training this week. They also took a close look at the classrooms and hands-on labs for Medical Assistant, Business Office Administration, and Green...

Bilingual commentary: Latin Influences on American Music

Bilingual commentary: Latin Influences on American Music

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 In my last article, I related that a world-renown Czech...

Bilingual report: Public Health officials report TB exposure case at Oxnard High School

Bilingual report: Public Health officials report TB exposure case at Oxnard High School

VENTURA COUNTY — Ventura County Public Health (VCPH) officials have identified a case of Tuberculosis (TB) disease, at Oxnard High School (OHS). In June, public health officials also responded to a TB exposure involving a middle school in the El Rio School District. There is no evidence that the investigations at the two schools are...

Museum of Ventura County update — Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Museum

Museum of Ventura County update — Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Museum

Major funding for these programs is made possible by the City of San Buenaventura, the County of Ventura and private and community donors. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Museum Chicano Art Catalog Release Nov. 1, 5:15 – 6 pm, The catalog features the artwork of the 2017 Ayer y Todavia exhibit. Several of the...

Righetti FFA Competes at National FFA Convention

Righetti FFA Competes at National FFA Convention

SANTA MARIA — Members of the Righetti FFA chapter were recently selected to compete for national recognition in a National FFA Poultry Career Development Event, National FFA Talent, and American FFA Degree at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 24-27, 2018. The Righetti FFA Chapter sent six members to...

Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau Produces New Expanded Visitor’s Guide

Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau Produces New Expanded Visitor’s Guide

OXNARD — The Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has produced a new Oxnard Visitor’s Guide now available for both visitors and residents. The Visitor’s Guide was recently unveiled to tourism partners and city leaders at a gathering at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort. The guide is a glossy magazine-type format with...

Jump in to help: Foster VC Kids reminds interested community members there are many ways to help the 800 local foster youth

Jump in to help: Foster VC Kids reminds interested community members there are many ways to help the 800 local foster youth

The need is now. Becoming a resource parent means helping a child or teen by fostering, mentoring or providing permanency. VENTURA COUNTY —  There are more than 800 Ventura County children in foster care, from newborns to teens, who need nurturing resource families to help them thrive while separated from their families of origin....

LULAC — The Future is in Your Hands: Vote Nov. 6 • El future está en tis manos: vota el 6 de noviembre

El futuro está en tus manos vota el 6 de noviembre Dear LULAC Familia and Voters of America, As I look across our nation, it is clear our moment is here and history is calling us. In Dodge City, Kansas, a town infamous from the Wild West for its gunslingers and shootouts, there is...

Hospice of Santa Barbara and Create Global Healing Selected As Grantees For New York Life And Alliance For Strong Families And Communities “Building Resilience In The Face Of Disaster” Program

Hospice of Santa Barbara and Create Global Healing Selected As Grantees For New York Life And Alliance For Strong Families And Communities “Building Resilience In The Face Of Disaster” Program

SANTA BARBARA — Recognizing the need for long-term local assistance for those who have experienced a natural disaster or act of mass violence, New York Life and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities today announced the selection of Santa Barbara-based Hospice of Santa Barbara and Create Global Healing as two of 16 nonprofit,...

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Receives FDA Approval as OCD Treatment

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Receives FDA Approval as OCD Treatment

SANTA BARBARA — Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy is rapidly growing in popularity as a treatment for many neurological and mood disorders, and the cutting-edge medical technology recently reached another major milestone that should accelerate demand for the non-drug treatment option. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in August that it had...

Portrait of Paso Pacifico Introduces Ventura-based Biodiversity Nonprofit to Santa Barbara Residents

Portrait of Paso Pacifico Introduces Ventura-based Biodiversity Nonprofit to Santa Barbara Residents

VENTURA — Ventura-based nonprofit Paso Pacifico is well-known in Nicaragua where a majority of their work takes place, but a significant portion of the Santa Barbara community is still largely unfamiliar with this biodiversity conservation group. To help get the local community better acquainted, Paso Pacifico invited a group of about 50 people to...

Bilingual report: Ventura County County Human Services Director Honored for Statewide Leadership Role

Bilingual report: Ventura County County Human Services Director Honored for Statewide Leadership Role

VENTURA — Barry L. Zimmerman, Director of the Ventura County Human Services Agency for over a decade, was recently honored with the 2018 Executive Leadership Award from the County Welfare Directors Association of California. Selected by his peers for the award, Zimmerman—who served as CWDA president in 2015—was recognized for years of leadership on statewide...

Santa Paula Museum of Art update — Día de los Muertos Celebration in four locations on Nov. 4. More events here

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM JEANETTE COLE ART CENTER & COLE CREATIVITY CENTER FREE COMMUNITY CELEBRATION DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Sunday, November 4, 2018, from 12pm to 4pm Admission is free for everyone Celebrate Día de los Muertos at four different locations in Santa Paula on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Participating sites will include the...

Ongoing — Camarillo Hospice offers Grief Support in Spanish

Ongoing — Camarillo Hospice offers Grief Support in Spanish

CAMARILLO — Camarillo Hospice, a Program of Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association, is now offering individual, couple, and family counseling in Spanish for those grieving the death of a loved one, Camarillo Hospice offers a Spanish General Bereavement Groups for the community: 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:30 am All Saints Episcopal Church...

November — Art Trek presents variety of workshops, events

November — Art Trek presents variety of workshops, events

NEWBURY PARK — Art Trek, at 703 Rancho Conejo Blvd. Newbury Park, will present the following events: Drum Night All Ages Wednesday, November 7 6:30p-9:30p $25 Per Person *Dinner Included Art Trek, 703 Rancho Conejo Blvd. Newbury Park, CA 91320 *This is a fundraising event, supporting Art Trek and One Spark Academy Register Online at arttrek.org/drum-night Art...

Nov. 16 — SBCC presents Vetrepreneur Launch!

Nov. 16 — SBCC presents Vetrepreneur Launch!

SANTA BARBARA — Calling all VETERANS: Don’t miss Vetreprener LAUNCH! Announcing NEW local support for Veteran business startup & growth Education • Mentors • Funding • Resources REGISTER NOW, Space is limited! FREE event with tasty catered treats! DID YOU KNOW… Veteran’s start businesses at a rate 4x greater than the general population Businesses run by Veterans outperform their non-veteran...

Nov. 16, 29, 30 — Free Job & Career Workshops in Oxnard

Nov. 16, 29, 30 — Free Job & Career Workshops in Oxnard

Location: West County America’s Job Center 2901 N. Ventura Rd., 3rd Floor, Oxnard 805-204-5171 November 29 – 10:00 a.m. – noon – Career Pathways to Success – Looking to seek new employment opportunities, but not sure where to start? Want to know more about yourself and how your interests and passions can translate in...

Nov. 16 — SBCC Invites Local Veterans to First Major Event for New Entrepreneurship Program: Vetrepreneur LAUNCH!

Nov. 16 — SBCC Invites Local Veterans to First Major Event for New Entrepreneurship Program: Vetrepreneur LAUNCH!

SANTA BARBARA — What do Nike, FedEx, and GoDaddy have in common? All three of these successful companies were started by US Veterans. Veterans looking to launch a business idea of their own can find valuable resources at Vetrepreneur LAUNCH! on Friday, November 16th at the Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) West Campus Fé...

Nov. 17 through Dec. 24 — Holiday magic making its way to The Collection at RiverPark through seasonal events

Nov. 17 through Dec. 24 — Holiday magic making its way to The Collection at RiverPark through seasonal events

OXNARD — It’s the most wonderful time of year at The Collection at RiverPark. Regarded as Ventura County’s premier fashion, dining and entertainment destination, The Collection announces its jolly line-up of holiday events to keep the spirit of the season alive. Whether guests are in the mood to relax from the retail rush or...

Nov. 17 — Native Plants Sale at the Museum of Ventura County

Nov. 17 — Native Plants Sale at the Museum of Ventura County

VENTURA — The California Native Plant Society Channel Islands will host a native plant sale at the Museum of Ventura County, 10 a.m. – 3 pm., Nov. 17. The CNPSCI is dedicated to conserving California native plants and their natural habitats while preserving our local ecosystems. The Museum is at 100 E. Main St.,...

Nov. 17, 23; Dec. 1 — First United Methodist Church announces its Fall and Winter events

Nov. 17, 23; Dec. 1 — First United Methodist Church announces its Fall and Winter events

SANTA BARBARA — First United Methodist Church announces its Fall and Winter events at 305 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara. Music performances taking advantage of the church’s splendid acoustics will include Santa Barbara Music Club FREE Saturday concerts, the West Coast Chamber Orchestra’s “Mozart by Candlelight” Thanksgiving concert, and the Fratelli, A Men’s Chorus...

Nov. 18 — Bilingual report: Health Fair in Santa Barbara

Nov. 18 — Bilingual report: Health Fair in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — A Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 227 N. Nopal St.,  Santa Barbara. Free health screenings, resource tables, entertainment, activities for the entire family. Click on images for more information.  

Through Nov. 19 — Channel Islands Maritime Museum presents the exhibit ‘Remembering the War to End All Wars’

Through Nov. 19 — Channel Islands Maritime Museum presents the exhibit ‘Remembering the War to End All Wars’

OXNARD — Called “The Great War” and more optimistically “The War to End All Wars,” World War I was an event that changed the world’s political map and the fabric of civilization. To honor the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the Channel Islands Maritime Museum is unveiling its newest exhibit: WWI...

Nov. 20 — ‘From the Ashes: Thomas Fire Photography by Luther Gerlach’ Reception to Mark One-Year Anniversary of Thomas Fire

Nov. 20 — ‘From the Ashes: Thomas Fire Photography by Luther Gerlach’ Reception to Mark One-Year Anniversary of Thomas Fire

Reception and Lecture: Friday, November 30, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The lecture will begin at 6:00 p.m. The cost of admission to the reception will be $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members. SANTA PAULA — In concert with his current exhibition “From the Ashes: Thomas Fire Photography by Luther Gerlach”...

Nov. 20 — Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service to be held in Santa Barbara

Nov. 20 — Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service to be held in Santa Barbara

A community celebration of our common bonds of caring SANTA BARBARA — All are invited to gather together in gratitude for the resilience and compassion expressed throughout our larger community this past year. Our annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held this year on Tuesday, November 20th, at 7:00 p.m. at the historic, downtown First...

Nov. 22 — Conejo Valley YMCA’s 14th Annual “Turkey Day Dash” on Thanksgiving Morning

Nov. 22 — Conejo Valley YMCA’s 14th Annual “Turkey Day Dash” on Thanksgiving Morning

THOUSAND OAKS — The Conejo Valley YMCA is hosting its 14th annual Turkey Day Dash on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 22. The 5K run/walk and 1K family fun run/walk is held at California Lutheran University (60 West Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks). The length of the races are short enough so everyone can get an...

Nov. 23 — CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to hold Information Session

Nov. 23 — CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to hold Information Session

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — CASA Information Sessions for October 2018 Tuesday, November 27, noon – CASA office, 75 Higuera Street, Suite 180, San Luis Obispo Learn more about volunteer opportunities at CASA of SLO County by attending an Information Session – become an advocate for an abused or neglected infant, toddler, child or teen, or a mentor...

Nov. 24 — Ojai Library to present program ‘Governments Lie: Howard Zinn on Class Warfare, Immigration, Justice, Film and History’

Nov. 24 — Ojai Library to present program ‘Governments Lie: Howard Zinn on Class Warfare, Immigration, Justice, Film and History’

OJAI — At 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2018, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) will visit the Ojai Library to host a viewing of a 2007 speech titled“Governments Lie: Howard Zinn on Class Warfare, Immigration, Justice, Film and History.” The featured video is of a speech given in 2007 by Professor Emeritus Howard...

Nov. 26 — Ventura County Education Summit to be held in Camarillo

Nov. 26 — Ventura County Education Summit to be held in Camarillo

CAMARILLO — Mark your calendar for the Ventura County Education Summit from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday, 26, 2018 in Camarillo. Complimentary continental breakfast will be served at 8:00 am. This event will highlight the state of local education from preschool through higher education. Hear how educators and businesses are working together to prepare students for careers in local industries...

Nov. 29 through Dec. 30 — Thousand Oaks Certified Farmers’ Market Extends their Market Season for the Holidays

Nov. 29 through Dec. 30 — Thousand Oaks Certified Farmers’ Market Extends their Market Season for the Holidays

THOUSAND OAKS — The Thousand Oaks Certified Farmers’ Market will extend their market season with a special ‘Holiday Farmers’ Market’ at the Oaks Shopping Center in Thousand Oaks. The market will run from November 29 through December 20 at a new location with special winter hours of 1 pm to 5 pm. The holiday market...

Nov. 30 — Allan Hancock Concert Band to perform Annual Christmas Concert in Santa Maria

Nov. 30 — Allan Hancock Concert Band to perform Annual Christmas Concert in Santa Maria

SANTA MARIA — The Allan Hancock College Concert Band will perform their Annual Christmas Concert on FRIDAY evening, November 30th, 2018 at 7:30PM. The concert will feature an eclectic mix of arrangements including: The Star Spangled Banner, Russian Christmas Music, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Sleigh Ride, Hebraic Rhapsody, Ring In The Joy, Fireside Christmas, A...

Nov. 30 through Dec. 12 — Tis the Season – Oxnard Gears up to Celebrate the Holidays!

Nov. 30 through Dec. 12 — Tis the Season – Oxnard Gears up to Celebrate the Holidays!

OXNARD — Oxnard transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season with festive events ranging from massive light displays to strolling trolley tours and tempting tamales. The fun kicks off with the 68th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony set for Friday, November 30 at 5:30 p.m. taking place at Plaza Park in Downtown Oxnard. Visitors...

Dec. 1 — Studio Channel Islands Hosts Annual Holiday Art Market

Dec. 1 — Studio Channel Islands Hosts Annual Holiday Art Market

CAMARILLO — Studio Channel Islands, at 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, kicks off the holiday season with its annual holiday fair and festival, 11 a.m., Dec. 1, featuring distinctive artwork for gift-giving created by SCI’s artists-in-residence and member artists, live music, free activities for kids, food trucks and more. Visitors can browse through 40...

Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 — Ventura County Ballet Presents 20th Anniversary of ‘The Nutcracker’

Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 — Ventura County Ballet Presents 20th Anniversary of ‘The Nutcracker’

VENTURA COUNTY — Ventura County Ballet Company, Ventura County’s premiere regional ballet return for its 20th year to perform Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard on December 1st and 2nd at 2 PM and the following weekend at the Ventura College Performing Arts Center, 4700 Loma Vista on...

Dec. 1 — E.P. Foster Library to present ‘Mixtec: Tu’un Savi, The Language of the Rain’

Dec. 1 — E.P. Foster Library to present ‘Mixtec: Tu’un Savi, The Language of the Rain’

Join us as Ventura County Library presents “Mixteco: Tu’un Savi, The Language of the Rain,” presented by Silvia Ventura Luna, M.A., at E.P. Foster Library on Saturday, December 1, at 3pm. VENTURA — As the city of Ventura celebrates the holiday season with a street fair and Wine Walk in downtown Ventura on December...

Dec. 1 — Unique SBCC Holiday Market To Feature 70 Local Artists

Dec. 1 — Unique SBCC Holiday Market To Feature 70 Local Artists

SANTA BARBARA — Unique, handmade treasures just in time for holiday shopping will be available at SBCC School of Extended Learning annual Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, Dec. 1. The event is held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at SBCC’s Wake Campus, 300 N. Turnpike Road. More than 70 local artists will showcase...

Dec. 1, 15 — Come Fight Hunger, Harvest Food and Build Community!

Dec. 1, 15 — Come Fight Hunger, Harvest Food and Build Community!

VENTURA — Come Fight Hunger, Harvest Food and Build Community by volunteering for Food Forward Backyard Harvest, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1 and 15, at 11:30 Via Del Rey, Goleta. We will be collecting these beautiful fresh fruit that would otherwise go to waste, and donating 100% to local hunger-relief agencies. Join the Volunteer...

Dec. 5 — 2018 Ventura County Civic Alliance Holiday Reception

Dec. 5 — 2018 Ventura County Civic Alliance Holiday Reception

Register now! 2018 Ventura County Civic Alliance Holiday Reception Please join us for our annual holiday reception! Visit with friends and colleagues, enjoy appetizers and wine, and learn more about the Ventura County Civic Alliance. Click HERE to RSVP! Wednesday December 5, 2018 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Pharos Center / Ventura County Community...

Dec. 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19 — Free Job & Career Workshops

Dec. 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19 — Free Job & Career Workshops

Location: West County America’s Job Center 2901 N. Ventura Rd., 3rd Floor, Oxnard 805-204-5171 December 5, 12, 19 – 10:00 a.m. – noon – Social Media – Social media is everywhere. It is not just for entertainment or a way to stay connected with friends and family, but a powerful tool that can be...

Through Dec. 6 — CSUCI art exhibit includes journeys through climate change, a dystopian universe and the unconscious mind

Through Dec. 6 — CSUCI art exhibit includes journeys through climate change, a dystopian universe and the unconscious mind

CAMARILLO — Students of a CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) alumnus who is now teaching art at Westlake High School will be among the artists on display through Dec. 6 in Napa Hall on the CSUCI campus. The CSUCI Palm Gallery will feature a selection of Westlake High School art students’ work called “Warrior Country,” curated by CSUCI...

Dec. 6 — Simi Y‘s Men’s Club Christmas Tree Lot to open

Dec. 6 — Simi Y‘s Men’s Club Christmas Tree Lot to open

SIMI VALLEY — The Simi Valley Family YMCA will begin selling Christmas trees December 6. The Simi Valley Y’s Men’s Club, a YMCA service organization, runs the tree lot. Members from the group volunteer at the lot along with YMCA board members and Adventure Guide youth and their parents. The entire proceeds for tree...

Dec. 6 — CASA of San Luis Obispo County Hosts Voices for Children, a Holiday Celebration Luncheon

Dec. 6 — CASA of San Luis Obispo County Hosts Voices for Children, a Holiday Celebration Luncheon

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Make your season merry and join us for a special luncheon at the beautiful Madonna Inn, filled with festive foods, an elegant Jewelry with a Past Sale and a special performance from the Central Coast Youth Choir. Treat yourself, your friends, or office staff to the perfect holiday party while supporting...

7 de diciembre — Talleres de Servicios de Empleo

7 de diciembre — Talleres de Servicios de Empleo

Location: West County America’s Job Center 2901 N. Ventura Rd., 3rd Floor, Oxnard 805-204-5171 Diciembre 7 – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Tecnicas para la Busqueda de Trabajo (Job Search Techniques), Esta diseñada para personas que estan buscando empleo. Los temas incluyen donde y como buscar empleo, como crear una red de comunicacion, tecnicas...

Through Dec. 7 — Artist Alison O’Daniel visualizes sound in new exhibit at SBCC’s Atkinson Gallery

Alison O’Daniel “No Mathematical Logic. We Unfold Somehow.” SANTA BARBARA —Through December 7, 2018, the Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College will present “NO MA T H EMA T I C AL  LOGIC,” an exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Alison O’Daniel. With sound itself as the main character, O’Daniel presents nonlinear narratives of both...

Dec. 8 — Special Holiday Mast Lighting, Free Family Fun at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Dec. 8 — Special Holiday Mast Lighting, Free Family Fun at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum

OXNARD — The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is excited to start a new tradition at the Harbor; The Holiday Lighting of the 75 foot “Tallship Mast” in front of the museum. It will take place on December 8 at 6 p.m. before the start of the 53rd annual Parade of Lights. There will be...

Dec. 8 — 53rd Annual Holiday Parade of Lights at Channel Islands Harbor

Dec. 8 — 53rd Annual Holiday Parade of Lights at Channel Islands Harbor

OXNARD — Channel Islands Harbor kicks off the holidays with its 53rd annual holiday Parade of Lights, noon – 8 p.m., Dec. 8, beginning with the parade at 7 p.m. This year’s parade theme is “Heroes on Holiday.” Everyone is invited to enjoy a full day of holiday activities and watch festively decorated boats...

Dec. 9 — Oceanview Pavilion presents LIVE Championship Wrestling from Hollywood

Dec. 9 — Oceanview Pavilion presents LIVE Championship Wrestling from Hollywood

PORT HUENEME — Come watch the last taping of the year as Championship Wrestling from Hollywood stars finish off the year with a bang! The Oceanview Pavilion, 575 E. Surfside Drive, Port Hueneme will once again host some of the most action-packed professional wrestling around on Sunday, December 9, 2018! Date: December 9, 2018 Time: 3:00 PM Address: 575...

Dec. 10 — Fratelli, a Men’s Chorus, presents ‘On this Shining Night’

Dec. 10 — Fratelli, a Men’s Chorus, presents ‘On this Shining Night’

SANTA BARBARA — Fratelli, a Men’s Chorus, will ring in the season Dec. 10 with their latest holiday concert, “On This Shining Night.” This year, Fratelli, chorus of gay men and their allies, is sharing the First United Methodist Church stage with special guests the Ding-Dons from Santa Barbara High School and performer Rod...

11 de diciembre — WEV Presenta una Celebración de Pequeños Negocios

11 de diciembre — WEV Presenta una Celebración de Pequeños Negocios

Compra. Conectate. Celebra. 11 de diciembre, 5 a 8 pm, 290 Maple Court, Suite 268, Ventura. Descubre tu nuevo negocio favorito en el Mercado “Compra Local.” Conéctate con nuestra comunidad de emprendedoras en nuestro Evento de Conexiones de Negocios. Celebra logros significativos de negocios de clientes de WEV en 2018. Bilingual event. Evento bilingüe.

Dec. 15 — VCCDC Upcoming FREE Workshops Estate Planning to Homebuyer Ed

Dec. 15 — VCCDC Upcoming FREE Workshops Estate Planning to Homebuyer Ed

Upcoming Workshops Take advantage of VCCDC’s FREE upcoming workshops ranging from Estate Planning to Homebuyer Education! HOLIDAY FREEBIE: We are waiving the $25 fee for our Homebuyer Education Workshop for December! Use code JOLLY18 when registering. REGISTER NOW The Ultimate Guide to Estate Planning Workshop Guest Speaker: Roy Schneider, Attorney Cost: Free Date: Tuesday, October 23Time: 6pm – 7pm Where: VCCDC –...

Through Dec. 15 — SBCC Career Skills Institute Brings Tuition-Free Tools to Succeed This Fall

Through Dec. 15 — SBCC Career Skills Institute Brings Tuition-Free Tools to Succeed This Fall

SANTA BARBARA — Every great employee needs planning, idea generation and implementation skills, whether or not project manager is in his or her job title. Part of the SBCC School of Extended Learning, the Career Skills Institute is providing more than 90 short courses and workshops this fall semester, Aug. 27-Dec. 15, to unlock...

Through Jan. 27 — ‘The Wall: Boundaries Between and Within Us’ to Premiere Oct. 20 at the Santa Paula Art Museum

Through Jan. 27 — ‘The Wall: Boundaries Between and Within Us’ to Premiere Oct. 20 at the Santa Paula Art Museum

A premiere party will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The cost of admission to the premiere is $10.00 for museum members and $15.00 for non-members. SANTA PAULA — With the idea of a wall being built along the U.S.-Mexico border occupying much of American political discourse today, the...

Feb. 8 — 2019 Santa Barbara Go Red For Women Luncheon to feature local resident and passion speaker Thomas Johansen

Feb. 8 — 2019 Santa Barbara Go Red For Women Luncheon to feature local resident and passion speaker Thomas Johansen

SANTA BARBARA — The American Heart Association wants women on the Central Coast to know that our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends are at risk. Heart disease and stroke kills about one woman every 80 seconds – more than all cancers combined. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented...

Feb. 9 — Friendship Center’s 20th Annual Festival of Hearts

Feb. 9 — Friendship Center’s 20th Annual Festival of Hearts

SANTA BARBARA — Saturday, February 9, 2019, 11:30am to 2:30pm at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara. Join Friendship Center for our 20th Annual Festival of Hearts… emerald is the 20th anniversary gem, so the theme is The Emerald City! Dust off your Dorothy duds, or just wear something...

Through Feb. 10 — SBMA to present ‘Paths of Gold: Japanese Landscape and Narrative  Paintings from the Collection’

Through Feb. 10 — SBMA to present ‘Paths of Gold: Japanese Landscape and Narrative Paintings from the Collection’

SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara Museum of Art will present “Paths of Gold: Japanese Landscape and Narrative Paintings from the Collection” on view through Feb. 10 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1140 State St., Santa Barbara. This exhibition examines the aesthetics of Japanese art within both private and public interiors by showcasing nine folding screens, two...

Through April 14 — ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! announces 14th Season of Free Family Events for Santa Barbara County

Through April 14 — ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! announces 14th Season of Free Family Events for Santa Barbara County

SANTA BARBARA —  Two-time Grammy winners, Mariachi Los Camperos, kick off ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! 2019 season with free family concerts on January 11,12, and 13, including extra 4 pm matinee concerts in Guadalupe and at The Luke. Mariachi Los Camperos is one of the most renowned mariachi ensembles in the world and is...

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 — Camarillo Hospice Announces Ongoing Support Groups

Continuing — Camarillo Hospice Announces Ongoing Support Groups

CAMARILLO — When a death occurs, we experience a variety of emotions and feelings that can make us feel as though we are navigating unfamiliar and challenging territory. We need support and although family and friends are important, they may not fully “get it”. Support groups can offer compassion and understanding during this difficult...

Ventura County Public Works Agency prepared for the worst during annual disaster simulation training

Ventura County Public Works Agency prepared for the worst during annual disaster simulation training

VENTURA COUNTY — When a natural disaster hits such as a fire or a flood, preparation is always key to the survival of life and property and it’s never too early to start. The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) conducted Storm Day, an annual disaster simulation drill, on Oct. 18, which focused on...

Consulado de México en Oxnard: Participal en el Reto de Altares IME

Consulado de México en Oxnard: Participal en el Reto de Altares IME

View this email in your browser Estimados amigos:  El Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME) invita a todas las personas mexicanas que residen en el extranjero a que nos compartan fotos de los Altares de Día de Muertos que monten este año. Las fotografías serán puestas a votación, en la página de...

Carnegie Art Museum update for Oct. 25 — Day of the Dead Altar / Ofrenda, other upcoming events

Carnegie Art Museum update for Oct. 25 — Day of the Dead Altar / Ofrenda, other upcoming events

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Day of the Dead Altar/Ofrenda Carnegie Art Museum’s  Día de Los Muertos Altar presented at the 2018 Fiesta Noche de Recuerdos on October 20th, honors several who gave notable service to the community, to area arts, or to literature:  Michele Serros– author and poet of “Chicana Falsa:...


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