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CSUCI 11th Annual Conference for Social Justice in Education on April 6 asks attendees to ‘be the change’

March 21, 2019
CSUCI 11th Annual Conference for Social Justice in Education on April 6 asks attendees to ‘be the change’

CAMARILLO — “Be the Change” is the theme of the 11th Annual Conference for Social Justice in Education at the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) campus on April 6. Everyone is welcome to the free conference, including faculty, students, parents and anyone else interested in how education can advance equality for all citizens, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or anything else that has historically divided us. “In this era in which we’re living, we have such divisions in our country and so many people talk about it,” said conference planning committee member Charles Weis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education. “We...
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Oxnard to celebrate César E. Chávez Day on March 24

March 21, 2019
Oxnard to celebrate César E. Chávez Day on March 24

OXNARD — Join the 26th Annual Cesar Chavez March for Justice, meeting at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 24 at Cesar Chavez School, 224 Juanita Ave., Oxnard. “UFW President Teresa Romero and Ventura County farm workers want to invite you to join them as they march to Celebrate the legacy of #CesarChavez! #WeFeedYou / Amigos del Condado de Ventura / Los Ángeles: ¡La presidenta de la Union de Campesinos (UFW) Teresa Romero y los campesinos del Condado de Ventura quieren invitarlos a que se unan a ellos mientras marchan para celebrar el legado de César Chávez!” The march will begin at...
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RISE Implements New Tool to Link Sexual Assault Survivors to Resources

March 21, 2019
RISE Implements New Tool to Link Sexual Assault Survivors to Resources

Press Conference Set for March 22 on Superior Court Steps in San Luis Obispo SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – The community is invited to a March 22 press conference to announce Seek Then Speak, a new tool to support sexual assault survivors, is nowavailable as?a free resource in San Luis Obispo County. The press conference will include members of RISE, San Luis Obispo Police, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, Cal Poly Police, and Cal Poly Safer and Title IX programs. Seek Then Speak is part of a new initiative by RISE and its community partners to help...
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Pesticide approval process in Ventura, Santa Barbara may have violated state law, UCLA report finds

March 21, 2019
Pesticide approval process in Ventura, Santa Barbara may have violated state law, UCLA report finds

Permits were granted without considering safe alternatives for hazardous pesticides such as chlorpyrifos, or how pesticides may interact with one another VENTURA COUNTY —  California’s County Agricultural Commissioners failed to comply with state law requiring them to not issue permits for hazardous pesticide use without first considering whether safe alternatives exist or whether there is potential for harmful interactions with other pesticides used at the same time. That’s the explosive conclusion of a new report by UCLA researchers released March 20 entitled Governance on the Ground: Evaluating the Role of County Agricultural Commissioners in Reducing Toxic Exposures. In fact, the...
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Bilingual report: California Community Colleges Board of Governors Presents Leadership Award to Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin

March 21, 2019
Bilingual report: California Community Colleges Board of Governors Presents Leadership Award to Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) was awarded the Vision for Success Policy Leadership Award by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors for her work reforming remedial education and removing a significant obstacle to student success. “When crafting AB 705, the mission was to remove the barriers to a quality education for every Californian,” said Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin. “I’m very pleased to be recognized by California Community Colleges Board of Governors and I would like to commend them for their work in implementing the bill.” Assemblymember Irwin’s AB 705 (2017) was unanimously passed by the California legislature...
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Bilingual commentary: Child Prodigies

March 21, 2019
Bilingual commentary: Child Prodigies

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 Every now and then, we become aware of a child prodigy in our midst.  A “prodigy” is someone who is blessed with a remarkable gift.  Many of the great musical composers of the classical era were child prodigies.  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, for example, was competent on the keyboard and violin before the age of 5,...
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Ventura County Board of Supervisors Honors Boys & Girls Club with Health Champion Award

March 21, 2019
Ventura County Board of Supervisors Honors Boys & Girls Club with Health Champion Award

VENTURA COUNTY — The Ventura County Board of Supervisors honored the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme with the Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County’s Health Champion Award. The award is presented each year to a community partner who excels in one of four committee focus areas. The board is presenting this award in honor of “National Nutrition Month,” which is celebrated in March. “The Club provides programs in three priority outcome areas – academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles – in order to help our 10,400+ youth and teens become successful...
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United Way of Ventura County update for March 21 — Uniting to help those in New Zealand

March 21, 2019

Click here for the entire e-newsletter President’s Message  Dear Friends, Please take a moment to read the following message from United Way New Zealand CEO Teresa Moore regarding the recent shooting in Christchurch. “There are many people who are affected by this horrific act of violence in Christchurch. United Way NZ will work to ensure ALL donations go to the charities and community groups providing ongoing post traumatic support, for the victims, families and community.  Over the last 44 years we have developed transparent processes with our regional volunteers and Board of directors to ensure donations meet the needs...
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Righetti High School Science Teacher Laura Branch sellected as the 2019 Teacher of the Year by the The American Association of Petroleum Geologists

March 21, 2019
Righetti High School Science Teacher Laura Branch sellected as the 2019 Teacher of the Year by the The American Association of Petroleum Geologists

SANTA MARIA — The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) recently selected Righetti High School Science Teacher Laura Branch as the 2019 Teacher of the Year. The honor from the international organization with more than 38,000 members in 100-plus different countries comes with a $3,000 for personal use and another $3,000 earmarked for Branch’s classroom. The purpose of the AAPG is to advance science and geology. “Geology has always been my passion,’’ Branch said. “Teaching geology and about the world around us is my legacy. Finding out I won the AAPG Teacher of the Year Award is a full...
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Santa Barbara City College update for March 20 — SBCC student Blanca Vasquez founds “Society of Women in Space Exploration”

March 20, 2019

Santa Barbara City College’s Community Newsletter Message from the President – March 2019 Dear Community, Serving as the Superintendent-President of Santa Barbara City College has been the most important job of my 31 year career in education.  I want to be sure to thank the Santa Barbara community for all the support you have giving me the past few years and for your ongoing support of Santa Barbara City College and the Foundation.  We are so fortunate to have Dr. Helen Benjamin joining the College as the Interim SBCC Superintendent-President, beginning April 1st.  She is amazing and you will...
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Bilingual report: Sight + Sound Film Festival 2019 – Call For Entries

March 20, 2019
Bilingual report: Sight + Sound Film Festival 2019 – Call For Entries

OXNARD — The Sight + Sound Film Festival – a joint production between the City of Oxnard, The Oxnard Performing Arts Center (The PACC) and Oxnard College – is accepting film submissions for consideration now thru May 30, 2019. Sight + Sound will hold its inaugural event on August 16-18, 2019. The festival will bring audiences to the very edges of cinematic programming. Also featured will be workshops on video editing and monster makeup and spaces to zen out Tinseltown-style. The festival will heighten every olfactory, tactile, optical, and auditory point of contact. Even tastebuds will be rewarded with themed...
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United Way of Ventura County Introduces New Vice President of Resource Development & Marketing

March 20, 2019
United Way of Ventura County Introduces New Vice President of Resource Development & Marketing

VENTURA COUNTY — United Way of Ventura County (UWVC) is proud to announce it has appointed Mitchel Sloan as Vice President of Resource Development & Marketing. He brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing and fundraising. Sloan most recently served as Vice President of Development & Communications at the Alzheimer’s Association California Central Coast Chapter, where he successfully led a team to increase fundraising revenue and organize philanthropic events, such as the Swing to Remember Golf Tournament. In his new role, Sloan will design and lead UWVC’s fundraising campaigns and build on relationships with the community. “Mitchel...
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Material Interactivo de Educación de Salud Ahora Disponible en la Red

March 20, 2019
Material Interactivo de Educación de Salud Ahora Disponible en la Red

Material Interactivo de Educación de Salud Ahora Disponible en la Red Accesible para Miembros de CenCal Health, Médicos, y la Comunidad en General en los Condados de Santa Barbara y San Luis Obispo SANTA BARBARA — CenCal Health, el plan de salud médico de Medi-Cal para los condados de Santa Barbara y San Luis Obispo, recientemente estableció una asociación con Healthwise, el líder en educación de salud basada en la evidencia, para proveer un biblioteca interactiva de educación para la salud, a sus comunidades locales. Disponible directamente en el sitio web de CenCal Health, esta biblioteca contiene miles de...
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Workforce Development Board of Ventura County Welcomes Rosa Serrato As New Member

March 20, 2019
Workforce Development Board of Ventura County Welcomes Rosa Serrato As New Member

VENTURA COUNTY — At its February 12 meeting, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved the Workforce Development Board (WDB) Membership Committee’s recommendation to appoint Rosa M. Serrato, as a WDB member for a three-year term. Serrato is corporate human resources director at Reiter Affiliated Companies (RAC). RAC, headquartered in Oxnard, has operations worldwide with affiliates in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Africa. It is the largest fresh, multi-berry producer in the world and the leading supplier of fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries in North America. “With 13 years’ experience as a certified human resource professional, Rosa is...
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Ventura College Foundation Seeks Sponsors for Student Scholarship Events

March 20, 2019
Ventura College Foundation Seeks Sponsors for Student Scholarship Events

VENTURA — The Ventura College Foundation is seeking sponsors for several Ventura College student scholarship award events scheduled for April and May. The inaugural Allied Health Scholarship Awards ceremony will be held Saturday, April 13 at Ventura College’s Wright Event Center. This new scholarship event will honor Ventura College students interested in paramedic, nursing and other medical fields. The 20th Annual Phoenix Scholarship Awards will be held Thursday, April 18 also at Ventura College’s Wright Event Center. The Phoenix Scholarship Program was established in 1999 by VC Foundation board members to support Ventura College re-entry students. Phoenix Scholarships are...
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More than 102,000 Tons of Fire Debris Removed from Los Angeles, Ventura County Properties by State Contractors

March 20, 2019
More than 102,000 Tons of Fire Debris Removed from Los Angeles, Ventura County Properties by State Contractors

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — State contractors have removed more than 102,000 tons of debris generated by the Woolsey and Hill fires from private properties in Los Angeles and Ventura counties since debris removal operations began on February 6, officials with the Debris Removal Operations Center (DROC) in Calabasas reported today. The debris removed so far represents 89,518.35 tons of burned debris and ash, concrete, contaminated soil and metal from properties in Los Angeles County participating in the state’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program, as well as 12,750.83 tons of debris from properties in Ventura County. Under the state program, administered by CalRecycle...
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CSUCI student chosen to represent California in 2019 College Student Congress

March 20, 2019
CSUCI student chosen to represent California in 2019 College Student Congress

CAMARILLO — Self-described political nerd Josh Donner didn’t think he would have much of a chance of winning a spot on the prestigious 2019 College Student Congress at the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship, but why not try? His efforts paid off when CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Political Science major learned he was indeed among 51 college students across the nation chosen to travel to Lexington, Kentucky and Washington, D.C. for its annual College Student Congress, where each student will represent his or her home state. “I’m a California liberal progressive and I’ll be hanging out with conservatives, centrists and...
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Bilingual report: Teatro de las Américas remembers Gemma Jiménez

Bilingual report: Teatro de las Américas remembers Gemma Jiménez

By Teatro de las Américas OXNARD – – Me duele decirles que nuestra amiga Gemma Jiménez falleció el viernes pasado.  Gemma salió varias veces en nuestro escenario. Cuando el horario del trabajo cambió ya no pudo salir, pero siempre nos acompañaba viniendo a ver las obras.  En el escenario y en el público su alegría...

BGCOP Appoints New Member to its Board of Directors

BGCOP Appoints New Member to its Board of Directors

VENTURA COUNTY — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme announces the addition of Ronnie da Motta to its board of directors. Da Motta is a managing partner at DML Capital, a real estate finance business. “Ronnie and his family have participated in several Club projects over the years, including...

SCWriP Young Writers Camp Announces Summer Writing Opportunities for 3rd-12th Graders at UCSB, CLU

SCWriP Young Writers Camp Announces Summer Writing Opportunities for 3rd-12th Graders at UCSB, CLU

Program Continues Growth through Multiple School District Partnerships and Expanded Grade Offerings SANTA BARBARA & THOUSAND OAKS — The Young Writers Camp – a nonprofit program of the South Coast Writing Project at UCSB – announced plans to once again expand its reach in 2019 with continued services at UCSB and Thousand Oaks and new...

More than 200 Properties Cleared of Woolsey, Hill Fire Debris

More than 200 Properties Cleared of Woolsey, Hill Fire Debris

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — State contractors have removed debris generated by the Woolsey and Hill fires from 209 properties in Los Angeles and Ventura counties whose owners are participating in the state’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program, officials with the Debris Removal Operations Center (DROC) said March 18. To date, state crews have cleared eligible burned metal,...

Santa Paula Art Museum update of March 18 — Free Family Day on Free First Sunday

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM JEANETTE COLE ART CENTER & COLE CREATIVITY CENTER Here are the Museum’s top 5 moments from the past week: Axell Accepts Award Board president Randy Axell accepted our “Community Beautification Award” at the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Awards Dinner. The award honored the Museum’s new Cole Creativity Center....

Righetti High School opens first session of $24 million futuristic 38-room classroom complex on March 18

Righetti High School opens first session of $24 million futuristic 38-room classroom complex on March 18

SANTA MARIA — Righetti High School opened the first session of a $24 million futuristic 38-room classroom complex on March 18. More teachers and students will be moving in during the next several weeks. C-2004 Bond funds paid for the project. The project was undertaken to increase permanent classroom capacity, eliminate portable classrooms and advance...

Two Santa Maria High School students receive $20,000 scholarships

Two Santa Maria High School students receive $20,000 scholarships

SANTA MARIA — Two Santa Maria High School students have a “Coke and a Smile” after winning $20,000 scholarships. Isabella Blanco and Jennifer De Leon-Dominguez are Coca-Cola Scholars, making them two of 150 students from a nationwide pool of 95,715 applicants. The achievement-based scholarship is awarded to students who show the capacity to lead and...

SoCalGas Records Highest Level of Spending with Diverse Businesses in Company History

SoCalGas Records Highest Level of Spending with Diverse Businesses in Company History

For 26th Consecutive Year, SoCalGas Exceeds CPUC Supplier Diversity Goal SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced that it achieved the highest level of spend with diverse business enterprises in the history of the company, spending more than $673 million dollars with 583 diverse suppliers last year. The company exceeded the...

United Way of Ventura County Celebrates AmeriCorps Week

United Way of Ventura County Celebrates AmeriCorps Week

VENTURA COUNTY — This week, United Way of Ventura County (UWVC) is pleased to join Americans across the country to celebrate AmeriCorps members and the valuable contributions they make each year. AmeriCorps members dedicate their time and skills to address the biggest needs in a community, including assisting with disaster recovery, tutoring and mentoring...

Kathy Ireland, Women United Join to Advance Youth Literacy

Kathy Ireland, Women United Join to Advance Youth Literacy

SANTA BARBARA — Speaking to the sold-out crowd at Women United’s second annual luncheon March 1, Kathy Ireland credited her first job to the reading and writing skills instilled in her from a young age. Answering a newspaper delivery classified ad that asked, “Are you the boy for the job?” Ireland at the age...

Bilingual commentary: Virtual Assistants in the Digital Age

Bilingual commentary: Virtual Assistants in the Digital Age

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 Several years ago I read and was intrigued by Tim...

Bilingual report: Ventura County Fire Department Investigators Determine the Cause of the Thomas Fire

Bilingual report: Ventura County Fire Department Investigators Determine the Cause of the Thomas Fire

CAMARILLO — After a thorough investigation, the Ventura County Fire Department has determined the Thomas Fire, which occurred in December 2017, was started by power lines coming into contact during high winds. The Thomas Fire started on the evening of December 4, 2017 and burned a total of 281,893 acres; destroying 1,063 structures and...

Bilingual report: Kip Turner selected to run the Camarillo and Oxnard airports

Bilingual report: Kip Turner selected to run the Camarillo and Oxnard airports

VENTURA — With more than 14 years’ experience in airport management, Kip Turner has been selected to run the County’s airports in Camarillo and Oxnard. Turner’s appointment as Director of Airports was made by County Executive Officer Mike Powers following an extensive national search. Turner will be relocating from Colorado to assume his duties. Most...

Museum of Ventura County update for March 13 — Santa Paula’s Treasured Architecture Opening Reception on March 16

Museum of Ventura County update for March 13 — Santa Paula’s Treasured Architecture Opening Reception on March 16

Major funding for these programs is made possible by the City of San Buenaventura, the County of Ventura and private and community donors. Featured Event Santa Paula’s Treasured Architecture Opening Reception March 16 @ 1 p.m. The Ag Museum in Santa Paula will host an opening reception to celebrate the opening of Santa Paula’s Treasured Architecture,...

Nearly 150 Properties Cleared of Woolsey, Hill Fire Debris

Nearly 150 Properties Cleared of Woolsey, Hill Fire Debris

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — State contractors have removed burned metal, concrete, ash and debris from nearly 150 residential properties in Los Angeles and Ventura counties affected by the Woolsey and Hill fires and whose owners are participating in the state’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program, officials with the Debris Removal Operations Center (DROC) said today. To date,...

Ventura County Public Health provides Influenza update

Ventura County Public Health provides Influenza update

VENTURA COUNTY — The Ventura County Public Health on May 12 provided an Influenza update. Click here for the entire media release.

Carnegie Art Museum update for March 12 — Welcome CAM studio guest artist Zara Monet

Carnegie Art Museum update for March 12 — Welcome CAM studio guest artist Zara Monet

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   CAM STUDIO GALLERY WELCOME CAM STUDIO GUEST ARTIST ZARA MONET FEENEY Extensively, Zara Monet Feeney’s artistic trajectories re-examine voyueristic compositions, the male gaze and  socio-sexual empowerment issues. As a gay feminist, she designs her work to engage very strongly with historical and contemporary notions of intersectional feminism...

Marjorie Luke Theatre update for March 12 — Lewis & Tolkien on Stage on March 17

Marjorie Luke Theatre update for March 12 — Lewis & Tolkien on Stage on March 17

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Upcoming Events Lewis & Tolkien on Stage Sunday, March 17th  3:30pm Bird and Baby Theatrical Productions present: Two giants of literature come together for one last meeting in a humor filled encounter where they reflect on the past, including how they influenced each other’s writings and the...

Chuck Madson Named Substance Abuse Treatment Program Manager

Chuck Madson Named Substance Abuse Treatment Program Manager

Program Focuses on Teens and Young Adults SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Family Service Agency– Santa Maria Valley Youth & Family Center (FSA-SMVYFC) are pleased to announce that Chuck Madson has been hired as Program Manager of its Substance Abuse Treatment program. Madson will be located at the Santa Maria Valley Youth & Family Center office...

Studio Channel Islands Art Center Welcomes Two New Board Members

Studio Channel Islands Art Center Welcomes Two New Board Members

CAMARILLO — Studio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIAC) recently announced the addition of Bill Paterson and Don Harper to its board of directors. Paterson is a retired partner with Ventura County’s largest law firm Ferguson Case Orr Paterson (FCOP) and Harper is a music composer for film, television and the stage and owner of...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley President/CEO Travels to  Washington D.C. to Help Advocate for Youth

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley President/CEO Travels to Washington D.C. to Help Advocate for Youth

AGOURA HILLS — In order to advocate for a better future for youth, Dr. Crystal Nãone, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley, traveled along with hundreds of other club leaders across the nation to storm the steps of Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on March 5 as part of the...

Santa Paula Art Museum update for March 11 — Monotypes Using Gelatin Plates

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM JEANETTE COLE ART CENTER & COLE CREATIVITY CENTER Here are the Museum’s top 5 moments from the past week: Three Bring a Crowd Nearly 250 guests packed our premiere of Common Ground on March 2. The turnout was a testament to how greatly artists Meredith Brooks Abbott, Susan Petty, and...

Bilingual report: Oxnard residents encouraged to apply to serve on Citizen Advisory Group: Deadline extended to March 15

Bilingual report: Oxnard residents encouraged to apply to serve on Citizen Advisory Group: Deadline extended to March 15

OXNARD — Residents seeking to help shape the future of Oxnard are encouraged to apply to serve on a Citizen Advisory Group for the upcoming new term, expected to begin in April. Citizen Advisory Groups, also known as “CAGs,” are boards and commissions that are an integral part of citizen engagement in local government. Oxnard residents who...

Bilingual report: Ventura County Sheriff breaks ground on jail facility for inmates with health issues

Bilingual report: Ventura County Sheriff breaks ground on jail facility for inmates with health issues

SANTA PAULA — Ventura County officials and contractors held a groundbreaking ceremony at Todd Road Jail on March 6 to begin the expansion project that will result in a 64-bed unit designed to house inmates with medical and mental health issues. The Health and Programming Unit has been in the planning stages for several years....

Ventura College welcomes community for week of art March 11 through 15

VENTURA — Ventura College will be hosting two exhibitions and a performing arts production during the week of March 11-15. Exhibitions will be opening on both the main Ventura College campus (4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA) and at the Ventura College East Campus (957 Faulkner Road, Santa Paula, CA). Please join Ventura College as we...

Bilingual report: Sheriff reports 21 percent drop in violent crimes for 2018

Bilingual report: Sheriff reports 21 percent drop in violent crimes for 2018

VENTURA COUNTY — In 2018, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office saw a 16 percent decrease in Uniform Crime Reports statistics for Part 1 crimes (Homicide, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Theft and Arson) compared to 2017. The data reports information from the five contract cities served by the Sheriff’s Office and the unincorporated areas...

Bilingual commentary: Alexa, Where Have You Been All My Life?

Bilingual commentary: Alexa, Where Have You Been All My Life?

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 was visiting and talking recently with a friend at...

Free Carnival Ride Tickets Offered Through Conejo Valley Days’ “Read & Ride”

Free Carnival Ride Tickets Offered Through Conejo Valley Days’ “Read & Ride”

THOUSAND OAKS — For the fifth year, Conejo Valley Days (CVD) is offering free carnival ride passes to students who take part in its “Read & Ride” literacy program. CVD, in conjunction with carnival operator Kastl Amusements, is encouraging kids in kindergarten through eighth grade to read by offering ride passes for use at...

Carnegie Art Museum update for March 7 — Opening Exhibit: The Imaginary- art commingling realism and imagination

Click here for the entire e-newsletter OPENING EXHIBITION March 10 -May 19, 2019 The Imaginary– art commingling realism and imagination Change, watercolor by Paul Pitsker, 25 x 18in., 2018. Peter Adams Benjamin Anderson Nikita Budkov Nansi Bielanski-Gallup Stephanie Elise Lani Emanuel Gail Faulkner David C. Gallup Adonna Khare Joanne Julian Vanessa Lemen Sherry Loehr...

Downtown Oxnard update for March 7 — New Exhibit Opening: The Imaginary

Downtown Oxnard update for March 7 — New Exhibit Opening: The Imaginary

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   HOME FOOD SHOPS EVENTS Food Trucks Return March 7 The 805’s first monthly food truck festival brings more than a dozen gourmet trucks with savory and sweet menus. Entertainment, free parking, pets on leash welcome. Thurs,  Mar 7, 5:30 – 9:30 pm Plaza Park, 500 S. C...

PVHS Student Council members receive 2018-2019 Outstanding Leadership Program Award

PVHS Student Council members receive 2018-2019 Outstanding Leadership Program Award

SANTA MARIA — Pioneer Valley High School Student Council members recently received the 2018-2019 Outstanding Leadership Program Award after showing they know more than a thing or two about leadership standards. The honor from the California Association of Student Leaders (CASL) was announced at the California Association of Directors of Activities Convention last weekend. More...

Santa Barbara Bowl Outreach Awards Over $390K to Performing Arts Programs in 2018

Santa Barbara Bowl Outreach Awards Over $390K to Performing Arts Programs in 2018

Santa Barbara Bowl Closes 2018 Awards with Fall Grants, Launches Spring Grant Cycle SANTA BARBARA – The Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce that $101,550 in grants has been awarded to the 2018 Outreach fall grant recipients bringing the Bowl’s total 2018 giving to more than $390K for local non-profit...

Nyeland Acres resident named Assembly District 44 Woman of the Year

Nyeland Acres resident named Assembly District 44 Woman of the Year

SACRAMENTO – Every year, the California Legislative Women’s Caucus sponsors the annual “Woman of the Year” celebration as part of Women’s History Month. This year, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) named Monique Garcia as her 2019 Woman of the Year. “This is one of my favorite events every year because we honor powerful women...

Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Transportation Department resurfacing of Box Canyon Road to improve quality of life and bring lasting results for residents

Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Transportation Department resurfacing of Box Canyon Road to improve quality of life and bring lasting results for residents

The Box Canyon Road Project is to enhance the road with resurfacing and other site improvements while minimizing inconvenience to the traveling public VENTURA COUNTY — Beginning in March 2019, the Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) will conduct a project to repair and resurface Box Canyon Road that will span from the Santa Susana...

Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office 2018 Overdose Report

VENTURA COUNTY — The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office this week released its 2018 Overdose Report: 1,563 deaths were reported to the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office during calendar year 2018. Jurisdiction was accepted for 806 of these deaths, requiring further investigation and certification. Postmortem examinations were performed on 626 cases. Of the cases investigated,...

CSUCI Nursing program ranked 8th best in the state

CSUCI Nursing program ranked 8th best in the state

CAMARILLO — RegisteredNursing.Org has named CSU Channel Islands’ (CSUCI) Nursing program 8th in its 2019 Best RN Programs in California. CSUCI’s program rose from its 12th place rating in 2018. The Third Annual RN Program Rankings placed CSUCI’s program in the top 10 out of 126 California nursing schools considered and 50 ranked. RegisteredNursing.Org...

Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association Announces New Location & New Hours for the Thousand Oaks Market Held at the Oaks Shopping Center

Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association Announces New Location & New Hours for the Thousand Oaks Market Held at the Oaks Shopping Center

Relocation Move Date Set for March 21 THOUSAND OAKS — The Thousand Oaks Farmers’ Market held at the Oaks Shopping Center will soon have a new location and new market hours.  The Thousand Oaks market, operated by the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association (VCCFMA), will move from its former site at the east...

SBCC announced as Gilman Top Producing Institution

SBCC announced as Gilman Top Producing Institution

SANTA BARBARA — The U.S. Department of State has announced the U.S. higher education institutions that sent the most students overseas on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in academic year 2017-2018. Santa Barbara City College has been recognized for its success in making international study and internships more accessible and inclusive for American...

Aaron Trask Wins 36th Annual California Strawberry Festival Official Poster Contest

Aaron Trask Wins 36th Annual California Strawberry Festival Official Poster Contest

OXNARD — Bright colors and whimsical figures are just part of the winning poster design for the 36th Annual California Strawberry Festival. Artist Aaron Trask of Glendale created his design with his two-year-old daughter in mind. Trask’s winning entry was revealed March 5 to dignitaries and festival sponsors gathered at Yolanda’s Mexican Café in...

Sign-Ups Underway For Conejo and Simi YMCAs’ Free “Safety Around Water” Program

Sign-Ups Underway For Conejo and Simi YMCAs’ Free “Safety Around Water” Program

VENTURA COUNTY — The Conejo Valley YMCA and Simi Valley Family YMCA are signing up kids for “Safety Around Water” (SAW). The one-week program will be held at both YMCA branches March 25 through March 29. SAW is designed to teach children water safety and basic swimming skills. It is offered at no cost...

Eco-psychology, Value of Cross-Cultural Wisdom at SBCC School of Extended Learning

Eco-psychology, Value of Cross-Cultural Wisdom at SBCC School of Extended Learning

SANTA BARBARA — SBCC School of Extended Learning brings students of all ages together to expand their understanding of the world around and within us with all new Psychology and Spirituality classes from renowned teachers. The new offerings feature some fresh faces at School of Extended Learning, including psychology professor Dr. Charlotte Zeamer, who...

Author and Buddhist Teacher Roshi Joan Halifax Draws Capacity Crowd for Talk on Life and Death

Author and Buddhist Teacher Roshi Joan Halifax Draws Capacity Crowd for Talk on Life and Death

SANTA BARBARA — On Wednesday, February 27th, Roshi Joan Halifax, a renowned Buddhist teacher, author, Zen priest, and anthropologist, talked about her perspectives on death and dying before a packed house at the Marjorie Luke Theatre in Santa Barbara. “Courage, Love, and Compassion: An Evening with Roshi Joan Halifax” was presented by Hospice of...

Santa Maria High School students attend annual UC Davis Field Day

Santa Maria High School students attend annual UC Davis Field Day

SANTA MARIA — The Santa Maria High School FFA Milk Quality & Dairy Foods, Nursery Landscape, Poultry, Veterinary Science and Vegetable Crops Evaluation teams attended the Annual UC Davis Field Day on March 2nd in Davis, California. The Santa Maria FFA Milk Quality and Dairy Products team placed 1st. The team included Ivan Carranza, Jacqueline...

Pioneer Valley High School students donating to Good Samaritan Shelter

Pioneer Valley High School students donating to Good Samaritan Shelter

SANTA MARIA — Students at PVHS will bring a touch of home to the Good Samaritan Shelter on Thursday, March 7th. Carrying 75 hand-made pillows and containers of chicken tortilla soup, the students from PV’s Culinary Arts and Apparel Construction and Design programs will serve more than 150 residents. The menu, which will be presented...

Ventura County Office of Education remembers Dr. James Cowan

Ventura County Office of Education remembers Dr. James Cowan

Former County Superintendent Served for 24 Years VENTURA COUNTY — Dr. James Cowan, who served as Ventura County Superintendent of Schools for 24 years and left an indelible mark on Ventura County education, has passed away at the age of 87. “Jim was a true champion for all students and education in general,” said Ventura...

Trinity Pacific Wins 2019 Ventura County Mock Trial

Trinity Pacific Wins 2019 Ventura County Mock Trial

VENTURA COUNTY — Trinity Pacific Christian School in Thousand Oaks is the winner of the 2019 Ventura County Mock Trial for the second year in a row. The Mock Trial results were announced this evening at an awards ceremony at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. Here is how the top eight teams placed: Trinity Pacific...

Camarillo Academic Olympics’ SuperQuiz Competition Begins

Camarillo Academic Olympics’ SuperQuiz Competition Begins

CAMARILLO — Twenty teams from 15 Camarillo schools will be competing in the 2019 Camarillo Academic Olympics‘ SuperQuiz in March. Teams are placed into two divisions—one for fourth and fifth graders and another for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Each team consists of six students. This year’s SuperQuiz subject is world history. Here is...

Elevate – 2019’s theme for National Social Work month – March 1 through 31

Elevate – 2019’s theme for National Social Work month – March 1 through 31

VENTURA COUNTY — National Professional Social Work Month in March 2019 is an opportunity for social workers around the globe, as well as their supporters, to educate the public about the invaluable contributions of the social work profession. Locally, Ventura Children and Family Services, Foster VC Kids, is celebrating their many dedicated social workers...

Congratulations to Workforce Development Board Award Winners

Congratulations to Workforce Development Board Award Winners

CAMARILLO — The WDB Awards were presented by the Workforce Development Board (WDB) of Ventura County at its February 28 Board Meeting at the Ventura County Office of Education. The annual awards recognize individuals, employers, organizations and partnerships for their extraordinary efforts to advance workforce development in the Ventura County region. “No matter the...

Sen. Jackson to Honor CSU Channel Islands President Erika Beck as Woman of the Year

Sen. Jackson to Honor CSU Channel Islands President Erika Beck as Woman of the Year

SACRAMENTO – In commemoration of Women’s History Month, State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will honor California State University Channel Islands President Erika D. Beck today as Senate District 19 Woman of the Year. President Beck will be honored as part of a Senate and Assembly-wide celebration of remarkable women during Floor session. “Erika Beck is...

Nearly 120 Properties Cleared of Woolsey, Hill Fire Debris

Nearly 120 Properties Cleared of Woolsey, Hill Fire Debris

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — Nearly 120 residential properties affected by the Woolsey and Hill fires have been cleared by state contractors of burned metal, concrete, chimneys, ash and other debris, officials with the Debris Removal Operations Center (DROC) in Calabasas reported today. To date, crews have cleared debris from 102 properties in Los Angeles County...

Museum of Ventura County update for March 2

Museum of Ventura County update for March 2

The Museum of Ventura County is honored to host the new exhibit Broken: A Holocaust History in Fused Glass, on display March 2 – April 27, 2019 at the Museum of Ventura County in the Community Gallery. “My parents’ stories were incubating in my soul”, explains artist Frances Elson. The desire to frame her...

Santa Paula Art Museum update for March 2 — Installation Week

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM JEANETTE COLE ART CENTER & COLE CREATIVITY CENTER Installation Week This week, staff spent time installing our new exhibit, Common Ground, which features 60 works of art by Ventura County artists Meredith Brooks Abbott, Susan Petty, and Gail Pidduck. Teachers Earn Extra Credit Santa Paula High School art teachers Ryan...

El Concilio announces 2019 Latino Leadership Award winners

El Concilio announces 2019 Latino Leadership Award winners

Awards ceremony to be held April 12 at Oxnard Performing Arts Center OXNARD — El Concilio Family Services has announced the 2019 Latino Leadership Awards Winners — Rose Bañuelos, Adam Casillas, Dr. Ramon Flores, Maricela Gutierrez, Oscar Madrigal, Monica Madrigal Lopez, Julie Medina, Matthew G. Ward, Ph.D. and Judy Webber. The awards are presented to individuals...

Museum of Contemporary Arts Santa Barbara update for March 1 — Upcoming Events

Museum of Contemporary Arts Santa Barbara update for March 1 — Upcoming Events

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   UPCOMING EVENTS NOW ON VIEW Lara Favaretto On view February 12 – April 28, 2019Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is pleased to present Lara Favaretto, featuring works spanning Turin, Italy-based artist Lara Favaretto’s more than twenty-year career, and presented in collaboration with Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada. The exhibition...

March — Free Job & Career Workshops

March — Free Job & Career Workshops

March 2019 Career Shops Location: West County America’s Job Center 2901 N. Ventura Rd., 3rd Floor, Oxnard 805-204-5171 March 8 – Veterans Orientation, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – This collaborative meeting provides our veterans with information on local services and programs that are available to the veteran. March 8 – The Power of...

Through March 2019 — Oxnard Performing Arts Center announces upcoming events

Through March 2019 — Oxnard Performing Arts Center announces upcoming events

LEVEL UP FRIDAY – https://www.oxnardperformingarts.com/game-on.html January 18, 2019 | 4 pm | $3-5 Entry Fee Players, are you ready?! We’re transforming our campus into a gamer’s paradise! PACC’s ultimate gaming experience features a classic arcade, multiple gaming opportunities and board games*! On the menu: a cereal bar, pop tarts, snacks, and much more. Starting...

March 22-24, 29,31 — Righetti’s High School Drama Department will present ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’

March 22-24, 29,31 — Righetti’s High School Drama Department will present ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’

SANTA MARIA — Righetti’s High School Drama Department will present the family-friendly musical, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”, featuring all your favorite Peanuts characters on March 22-24 and 29-31stinside the Black Box Theatre. The show will also include music by the Warrior Jazz Band. Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for adults and...

March 23 — Oxnard PAL Celebrates 25 years of Service

March 23 — Oxnard PAL Celebrates 25 years of Service

Building positive relationships between youth, police officers and the community OXNARD — In April of 1994 the Oxnard Police Activities League was born and a new method of youth crime prevention was introduced to the community. A program designed to attract youth considered “at-risk” that puts police officers directly working with kids in a non-confrontational...

March 23 — Studio Channel Islands Art Center Hosts 2019 Collector’s Choice Event

March 23 — Studio Channel Islands Art Center Hosts 2019 Collector’s Choice Event

CAMARILLO — Studio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIAC), a non-profit dedicated to bringing together art, artists and community, will host its annual Collectors Choice event, 6 to 9 p.m., March 23, at the SCIAC Blackboard Gallery, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. This unique interactive fundraising event guarantees each ticket holder the opportunity to select...

March 23 — AMERICA’S TEACHING ZOO AT MOORPARK COLLEGE to Host its Annual Spring Spectacular

March 23 — AMERICA’S TEACHING ZOO AT MOORPARK COLLEGE to Host its Annual Spring Spectacular

MOORPARK — America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College will host its annual Spring Spectacular on March 23. This fun-filled family event features animal shows, kid-friendly games and food. This year’s activities will take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on March 23rd, and 24th at Moorpark College under the theme “Zootastic Beasts and How...

March 24 — Pro-Wrestling Show LIVE Port Hueneme

March 24 — Pro-Wrestling Show LIVE Port Hueneme

PORT HUENEME — On March 10, at Port Hueneme’s Oceanview Pavilion, 575 E. Surfside Drive, Championship Wrestling from Hollywood will return to Oceanview Pavilion located at 575 E Surfside Drive on Sunday March 24 at 3pm. You will not want to miss this one! Oceanview Pavilion 575 E. Surfside Dr. Port Hueneme CA. CALL FOR INFO: (805) 986-4818....

March 24 — Celebration of the Whales Festival Offers Family Fun, Prizes, and Chalk Art

March 24 — Celebration of the Whales Festival Offers Family Fun, Prizes, and Chalk Art

OXNARD — Visitors who attend the 22nd Annual Celebration of the Whales Festival at the Channel Islands Harbor are going to be in for a variety of surprises. This year’s event will feature new family-friendly activities, chalk art, and prize drawings that include whale watching excursions for the entire family. The event is being...

March 26 — “Taste of the MBA” in Santa Barbara will highlight advantages of an advanced business degree

March 26 — “Taste of the MBA” in Santa Barbara will highlight advantages of an advanced business degree

CAMARILLO — Corporate charisma, managing your manager, and the business climate in Santa Barbara and Ventura County are among the topics on the menu Tuesday, March 26 during CSU Channel Islands’ (CSUCI) inaugural “Taste of the MBA” event. The mixer, followed by a moderated panel, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the...

March 26 — Free LightGabler Seminar: Q&A With An Employment Attorney

March 26 — Free LightGabler Seminar: Q&A With An Employment Attorney

VENTURA COUNTY — Employment law firm LightGabler is presenting “Ask The Employment Attorney.” The free, question and answer seminar will be held twice: Tuesday, March 12 in Oxnard and Tuesday, March 26 in Simi Valley. Employment law attorney Jonathan Fraser Light will be on hand to answer general employment law questions. The hour and...

March 27 through May 1 — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care in Santa Barbara presenting ‘Writing to Heal’

March 27 through May 1 — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care in Santa Barbara presenting ‘Writing to Heal’

SANTA BARBARA — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care in Santa Barbara presenting ‘Writing to Heal,’ a group using writing to heal the heart. No writing experience required. Facilitated by Dairine Pearson, LCSW Six Wednesdays, 3/27/19 to 5/1/19, 11:00 to 12:15 PM Contact (805) 690 6201 or dpearson@vnhcsb.org for more information.

Through March 28 — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care in Santa Barbara presenting ‘Mindfulness in Grief’

Through March 28 — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care in Santa Barbara presenting ‘Mindfulness in Grief’

SANTA BARBARA — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care in Santa Barbara. presenting ‘Mindfulness in Grief.’ Open to both new and experienced meditators. Group includes time for instruction in meditation and processing one’s grief. Facilitated by Mara Petrick, MSW, LCSW Six Thursdays through March 28, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Contact (805) 690 6296 or mara.petrick@vnhcsb.org for more...

March 29 — Comedy & Cocktails at Studio Channel Islands Art Center

March 29 — Comedy & Cocktails at Studio Channel Islands Art Center

CAMARILLO — Grab your friends and head on over to Studio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIAC) for an evening of laughter and fun as L.A. comedian Jason Love and friends headline Comedy & Cocktails, 7:30 p.m., March 29. Tickets are $15 at http://bit.ly/2JjwNA0. Beer and wine available for purchase. SCIAC is located at 2222...

March 30 through May 18 — Studio Channel Islands presents The Illusionists Exhibition

March 30 through May 18 — Studio Channel Islands presents The Illusionists Exhibition

OXNARD — Studio Channel Islands Arts Center (SCI) will present a unique exhibition, The Illusionists, March 30 through May 18 in the SCI Blackboard Gallery located at 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. The exhibit is curated by accomplished artist and California Lutheran University art professor Michael Pearce as part of The Representational Art Conference...

March 30 — Ventura Land Trust to host 4th annual “Monarch Madness” pollinator planting party

March 30 — Ventura Land Trust to host 4th annual “Monarch Madness” pollinator planting party

VENTURA — On Sat., March 30, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon, the Ventura Land Trust  (VLT) will host “Monarch Madness” – a family-friendly pollinator planting event at the Big Rock Nature Preserve along the Ventura River. This 4th annual free open-to-the-public event is made possible by funding from SoCalGas. VLT will demonstrate how...

April 1 through 29 — Channel Islands Maritime Museum hosts Oxnard Union High School District Art Exhibit

April 1 through 29 — Channel Islands Maritime Museum hosts Oxnard Union High School District Art Exhibit

OXNARD — Continuing a tradition that is now in its 29th year, the Channel Islands Maritime Museum is proud to celebrate its long history hosting The Oxnard Union High School District Art Exhibit. Celebrate the creative talent on display, original works in all media—from painting and drawing to photography, ceramics, three-dimensional assemblage, and digital art—will...

Through April 2 — Hospice Volunteer Training at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care in Santa Barbara

Through April 2 — Hospice Volunteer Training at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care in Santa Barbara  has announced spring 2019 training will be held on six consecutive Tuesdays, March 5, 12,19,26, and April 2, from 1 – 5 p.m. at 512 East Gutierrez Street in Santa Barbara. Application Deadline is February 20, 2019. Our hospice volunteers are members of...

April 4 — SBMA presents ‘1st Thursday at SBMA, Pop-Up Opera’

April 4 — SBMA presents ‘1st Thursday at SBMA, Pop-Up Opera’

SANTA BARBARA — Santa Barbara Museum of Art to present: “1st Thursday at SBMAa,” 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara. Pop-Up Opera Opera Santa Barbara returns to present crowd-pleasing pop-up performances in the Museum galleries. Free Location: Museum galleries 5:30 – 7:30 pm Family 1st Thursday Bring the whole family and enjoy 1st...

April 6 — Studio Channel Islands The Illusionists Exhibition Reception

April 6 — Studio Channel Islands The Illusionists Exhibition Reception

CAMARILLO — Studio Channel Islands Arts Center (SCI) will present a unique exhibition, The Illusionists, March 30 through May 18 in the SCI Blackboard Gallery located at 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. The exhibit is curated by accomplished artist and California Lutheran University art professor Michael Pearce as part of The Representational Art Conference...

April 6; May 4 — Artist Studios Open to Public on First Saturdays at Studio Channel Islands Art Center

April 6; May 4 — Artist Studios Open to Public on First Saturdays at Studio Channel Islands Art Center

CAMARILLO — Every first Saturday of the month, Studio Channel Islands Art Center’s artist studios, at 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, are open to the public, 11 a.m.– 4 p.m. As many as 40 of the area’s very best artists welcome visitors into their studios to watch them create sculptures, paintings and multimedia pieces...

April 6 — Filipino Concert: Aljur Abrenica and Jessica Sanchez LIVE

April 6 — Filipino Concert: Aljur Abrenica and Jessica Sanchez LIVE

PORT HUENEME — Oceanview Pavilion presents Aljur Abrenica featuring Jessica Sanchez, in a unique and special LIVE performance that you can only witness on April 6, 2019 at Oceanview Pavilion,  575 E Surfside Drive in Port Hueneme. Aljur Abrenica a Filipino actor, singer, dancer, and The Ultimate Hunk of Starstruck 2016. He also has...

April 6 through 20 — Friends and family invited to ‘hop’ on over to The Collection at RiverPark for bunny photos and fun presented by St. John’s Hospitals

April 6 through 20 — Friends and family invited to ‘hop’ on over to The Collection at RiverPark for bunny photos and fun presented by St. John’s Hospitals

OXNARD — Beginning April 6th, hop on the bunny trail and celebrate the arrival of spring with exciting happenings at The Collection at RiverPark with the annual Bunny Hop event and photos with the Easter Bunny inside The Annex Food Hall on Park View Court. On April 6th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m....

April 7 — SBMA presents ‘Emotion and Belonging — A New Look at Literati Aesthetics in China’

April 7 — SBMA presents ‘Emotion and Belonging — A New Look at Literati Aesthetics in China’

Public Lecture by Peter Sturman SANTA BARBARA — Santa Barbara Museum of Art to present: “Emotion and Belonging — A New Look at Literati Aesthetics in China,” 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara. In November 2018, Su Shi’s (1037–1101) Old Tree, Rock, and Bamboo, one of the most famous Chinese paintings “never seen”...

April 8 through 29 — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care in Santa Barbara to present ‘Healing Loss Through Collage’

April 8 through 29 — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care in Santa Barbara to present ‘Healing Loss Through Collage’

SANTA BARBARA — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care in Santa Barbara. to present ‘Healing Loss Through Collage.’ Come together with others for a guided experience, using images from magazines that reflect where you are in the grief process. Be surprised by what the images have to say to you! Four sessions will provide continuity and...

Through April 10 — National touring exhibit on Native American healing practices to visit CSUCI

Through April 10 — National touring exhibit on Native American healing practices to visit CSUCI

CAMARILLO — When the Chumash people lived on the land now occupied by CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI), healers routinely collected native plants such as sage, mugwort and yerba santa to treat various ailments. Beyond administering herbs, healing an individual was considered a community practice, requiring spiritual and family support. Native American healing practices such as...

April 12 — Oxnard Job Fair to be held at Oxnard College

April 12 — Oxnard Job Fair to be held at Oxnard College

OXNARD — Need a good job? The Oxnard Job Fair will held from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Friday, April 12 at Oxnard College. Contact Ricci Conrad at 805-385-7488 or jobfair@oxnard.org for more information.

April 13-14 — 45th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show Coming To Westlake Village

April 13-14 — 45th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show Coming To Westlake Village

CONEJO VALLEY — The 45th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show will feature new home and outdoor designs, technology and upgrades. The show takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, at the Hyatt Regency Westlake (880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village). Vendors include over 170 local contractors, landscapers, interior designers, smart home technology...

April 13-14 — 45th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show

April 13-14 — 45th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show

THOUSAND OAKS — Homeowners who are planning spring and summer projects around their house can talk with professionals for ideas and advice at the 45th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show, Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, at the Hyatt Regency Westlake (880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village). More than 170 vendors will be...

April 13 — Conference to Aid Families of Children with Special Needs

April 13 — Conference to Aid Families of Children with Special Needs

CAMARILLO — Families of young children with special needs will learn about resources and strategies to help their kids at a conference on April 13 in Camarillo. Walking the Path Together: Tools for Building the Path is for families of children from birth to age five who have special needs. There will be keynote speakers...

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...

April 18 — Career and Resource Fair at America’s Job Center in Simi Valley

April 18 — Career and Resource Fair at America’s Job Center in Simi Valley

SIMI VALLEY — The America’s Job Center in Simi Valley is holding a Career & Resource Fair on Thursday, April 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair is free and open to all job seekers interested in learning about local jobs, job-related resources and career opportunities. The event is sponsored by the...

Through April 18 — ‘Borderlands’ exhibit continues at Oxnard College

Through April 18 — ‘Borderlands’ exhibit continues at Oxnard College

OXNARD — The Borderlands exhibit, which focus on issues relating to borders, the politics of landscape, the environment and identity in the artists’ works, continues through April 18 at the at the McNish Gallery at Oxnard College, 4000 So. Rose Ave., Oxnard. The exhibit features the work of Scott Nicol and David Freeman from the...

26 de abril — El Consejo Ambiental Comunitario Anuncia el Festival del Día de la Tierra SB 2019 Concierto de viernes por la noche con evento agregado para extender la celebración

26 de abril — El Consejo Ambiental Comunitario Anuncia el Festival del Día de la Tierra SB 2019 Concierto de viernes por la noche con evento agregado para extender la celebración

SANTA BARBARA — El Consejo Ambiental Comunitario (Community Environmental Council-CEC) celebrará su Festival del Día de la Tierra de Santa Bárbara 2019 en Alameda Park el sábado 27 de abril de 11 a.m. a 8 p.m. y el domingo 28 de abril, de 11 a.m. a 6 p.m., con un concierto nocturno gratuito que incluye...

Through April 28 — Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara to present Lara Favaretto

Through April 28 — Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara to present Lara Favaretto

SANTA BARBARA — The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara will present Lara Favaretto through April 28 at 653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara Lara Favaretto, in collaboration with Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada, features works spanning Lara Favaretto’s more than 20-year career and marks the artist’s solo U.S. West Coast institutional debut. Lara Favaretto (b.1973, Treviso, Italy) lives...

April 29 — LA Kings Team Ambassador Bob Miller to Host Big Brother Big Sisters of Ventura County Golf Classic 2019

April 29 — LA Kings Team Ambassador Bob Miller to Host Big Brother Big Sisters of Ventura County Golf Classic 2019

VENTURA COUNTY — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County (BBSVC) is excited to welcome hockey Hall of Famer and “Voice of the Kings” announcer Bob Miller as the celebrated host and keynote speaker for its 46thannual Golf Classic, presented by Select Workforce Specialists. The event, to be held Monday, April 29, 2019, at The...

Through late April — Whale Watching Season Begins in Oxnard!

Through late April — Whale Watching Season Begins in Oxnard!

OXNARD — It’s that time of year to catch a glimpse of nature during Whale Watching Season taking place off the coast of Oxnard.  The season officially begins the day after Christmas, December 26 and continues through mid to late April 2019. Both Island Packers, Ventura County’s official concessionaire to the Channel Islands National Park,...

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

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

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

May 9 through 12 — 63rd Annual Conejo Valley Days

May 9 through 12 — 63rd Annual Conejo Valley Days

THOUSAND OAKS — The 63rd Annual Conejo Valley Days, May 9-12 at Conejo Creek Park South (23 Freeway/Janss Rd. exit) in Thousand Oaks, celebrates the area’s western roots and community spirit. The four-day event features entertainment for kids, teens and the whole family including carnival rides, games, live music and kids’ arts and crafts....

May 10 — ‘The Power of the Purse’; Women United Comes Together for 3rd Annual Luncheon

May 10 — ‘The Power of the Purse’; Women United Comes Together for 3rd Annual Luncheon

VENTURA COUNTY — United Way of Ventura County’s (UWVC) Women United will explore the “Power of the Purse” during its 3rd Annual Luncheon May 10, featuring acclaimed social psychologist and author Dr. Aida Hurtado. The luncheon will be held at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the California Lutheran University, Gilbert Sports &...

Through May 11 — Students of All Ages Conquer New Challenges at SBCC School of Extended Learning

Through May 11 — Students of All Ages Conquer New Challenges at SBCC School of Extended Learning

SANTA BARBARA — Whether conquering the fear of public speaking or discovering a creative outlet through clay, students of all ages can step out of their comfort zones in 2019, in the welcoming and engaging environment of SBCC School of Extended Learning. Spring semester classes begin each week through May 11, with tuition-free and...

May 18-19 — 36th Annual California Strawberry Festival

May 18-19 — 36th Annual California Strawberry Festival

OXNARD — Kick off summer at the 36th California Strawberry Festival. Indulge in chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry margaritas, strawberry pizza and dozens of other strawberry treats at the two-day festival, Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19 at Strawberry Meadows/College Park in Oxnard (3250 South Rose Ave.). Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.,...

May 18-19 — Berry Delights at 36th Annual California Strawberry Festival

May 18-19 — Berry Delights at 36th Annual California Strawberry Festival

OXNARD — The California Strawberry Festival is celebrating its 36th anniversary on May 18 and 19 with something for every strawberry lover. The two-day event that attracts visitors from throughout California takes place at Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard (3250 South Rose Avenue). Satisfying your taste buds will be easy. Each of...

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

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

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

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

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

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


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