Amigos805.com | Providing information for and about the vibrant Latino Community in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties

SBCC MESA Engineering Students Attend Leadership Conference

November 22, 2017
SBCC MESA Engineering Students Attend Leadership Conference

SANTA BARBARA —  Four hand-picked engineering and computer science students from Santa Barbara City College attended the invitation-only MESA Student Leadership Conference in Los Angeles on Oct. 27-28. Held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, where this year’s theme was Illuminate. Motivate. Launch., students had the opportunity to interact one-on-one and in small groups with executives from such companies as Disney, Wells Fargo, AT&T and Applied Materials. The California Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program is a statewide program whose purpose is to guide diverse students from underrepresented backgrounds into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. “The goal of the annual...
Read More »

RISE Launches Year-End Fundraising Campaign

November 22, 2017
RISE Launches Year-End Fundraising Campaign

Local sexual assault survivors tell their stories SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — RISE is proud to announce the launch of its latest campaign featuring the stories of sexual assault survivors from San Luis Obispo County and the positive impact RISE has had in their lives. The campaign highlights the real-life experiences of survivors in the community and the services RISE provides to support them, with the goal of raising awareness as well as $40,000 by December 31, 2017. “We are so grateful to our three survivors – Ronnie, Patrice, and Zyanya – for their willingness to share their stories and speak...
Read More »

Bilingual commentary: The Death of the Middle Class

November 22, 2017
Bilingual commentary: The Death of the Middle Class

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes It isn’t just an illusion—the American middle class is indeed dying, slowly evaporating as the wealthy reap the benefits of insidious forces that shunt away the money that used to sustain the backbone of a prosperous populace. Now both the lower and wealthy classes are growing while those who continue to survive in the middle are finding it increasingly difficult to flourish and succeed. Those of us who are older see it more clearly than the young, who were not around to see when single-income families were the norm, when retail...
Read More »

Carnegie Art Museum update for Nov. 22

November 22, 2017
Carnegie Art Museum update for Nov. 22

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   This week at CAM Dear CAM Friends, The week of Thanksgiving has many traditions.  At the Carnegie,  like the falling leaves of the season, the holiday signals the time to sadly usher out Linda Arreola’s career break through exhibit, The Avalanche and The Silence. Even as we will miss the cool presence of her paintings’ layered, contemporary modern-ist and minimalist vibes, we are looking with anticipation to installing and sharing with you a new exhibit of remarkable, often streetwise portrait photography. Moving into the busy holiday season, we hope you will mark your calendar and join us for the opening reception for this upcoming...
Read More »

‘Round Up’ Fundraiser at Home Improvement Center Raises Funds for Hospice of Santa Barbara

November 21, 2017
‘Round Up’ Fundraiser at Home Improvement Center Raises Funds for Hospice of Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — As Thanksgiving approaches, Hospice of Santa Barbara has much in which to be grateful. The nonprofit is especially thankful for those who participated in a recent ‘Round Up’ campaign, which raised funds for the many invaluable programs and services Hospice of Santa Barbara provides for the community. Since 1974, the Hospice of Santa Barbara has provided compassionate care and programs to those suffering from serious illness or grieving the death of a loved one. Initially, the Round up Campaign started in August. Shoppers at the Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center had the opportunity to round up...
Read More »

The Museum of Natural History Store a Shopping Destination this Holiday Season

November 21, 2017
The Museum of Natural History Store a Shopping Destination this Holiday Season

SANTA BARBARA — The Folk & Tribal Arts Marketplace has become a popular annual tradition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and while it will not be making its typical stop at the Museum’s campus in 2017, there will still be a collection of selected ‘Tribal Arts’ gift items available for purchase in the Museum Store this holiday season. The Museum is in the midst of a series of ambitious and exciting renovations that will make the campus more accessible and engaging for all visitors. While the Museum will remain open throughout this period of revitalization, due...
Read More »

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Announce Winter Session 2017 for Clubs Located in Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park

November 21, 2017
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Announce Winter Session 2017 for Clubs Located in Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park

AGOURA — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley has kicked off the Winter Session for the clubs located in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park running through Monday, March 13. Registration is ongoing and enrollment is available to families residing in the greater Conejo area. All types of enrichment classes are offered ranging from sports & fitness to art, science, dance, modeling, cooking, photography and so much more. The majority of classes are offered free to members enrolled in the before & after school monthly program and at an average cost of $40 for non-members. “We are so...
Read More »

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing to Honor Michael Towbes, Jeanette Duncan at New Jardin de las Rosas Development

November 20, 2017
Peoples’ Self-Help Housing to Honor Michael Towbes, Jeanette Duncan at New Jardin de las Rosas Development

SANTA BARBARA — Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) is pleased to announce that when the new Jardin de las Rosas apartments are officially opened in downtown Santa Barbara on Thursday, December 7, two people who played critical roles in the organization’s history of serving local residents will be honored. If anyone understood the meaning of community, it was Michael Towbes. Both an influencer and an investor, he knew that a safe home and a great neighborhood was the start of so many good beginnings. Towbes had connections to PSHH through numerous development projects, including Via la Esperanza and the Victoria Hotel,...
Read More »

Dec. 1 nomination deadline approaching for El Concilio’s 28th annual Latino Leadership Awards

November 20, 2017
Dec. 1 nomination deadline approaching for El Concilio’s 28th annual Latino Leadership Awards

El Concilio is asking for nominations for the 29th Annual Latino Leadership Awards scheduled for April 6th  2018. OXNARD — We’ve made it easier for you to send in your nomination. Click on link here or on flyer to take you to our on-line nomination form. Don’t delay we are less than one month away! El Concilio Family Services is seeking nominations of individuals and/or businesses that have made significant contributions to the betterment of Ventura County’s Latino Community. The awards will be given to Ventura County individuals, organizations or businesses that have made outstanding contribution, above and beyond their call of duty or extraordinary efforts for...
Read More »

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson update for Nov. 16

November 16, 2017
State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson update for Nov. 16

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Message From Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson In contrast to the gridlock and dysfunction in Washington and the White House, the California Legislature has had an extraordinarily productive year. We passed Senate Bill 1, which invests $54 billion over the next decade in our roads, freeways, bridges and public transit. We passed a number of bills to address the significant affordable housing crisis this state faces. We extended the state’s landmark greenhouse gas reduction program known as cap and trade, and protected our immigrant communities through the California Values Act, which ensures that state...
Read More »

OSD Recognizes School Psychologists During Awareness Week

November 16, 2017
OSD Recognizes School Psychologists During Awareness Week

OXNARD — The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) declared November 13-17, 2017 as School Psychology Awareness Week: “Power Up! Be a Positive Change.” The Oxnard School District recognizes School Psychologists for the important and vital role that they play in the personal and academic development and success of Oxnard School District students. School Psychologists collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students. Under the recommendation of Amelia Sugden, Director of Special Education, and Robin Freeman, Assistant Superintendent of Educational...
Read More »

Carnegie Art Museum update for Nov. 16

November 16, 2017
Carnegie Art Museum update for Nov. 16

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   This week at CAM Looking for an art engagement activity for your children ages 7-11 this weekend? The education department has a few spots open for this Saturday, November 18 –  Building Blocks of Art focusing on “Sculpting Form and Texture,” click here to register or call 805.385.8171. Join fellow art and book lovers at our next CAM Book Club discussion. Thursday, November 16 6 pm The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah CAM Book Club goes dark each December, but click here for the winter reading selections. Closing Exhibitions The Avalanche and The Silence New Works by  Linda Arreola The duality between...
Read More »

United Way of Santa Barbara County’s Young Leaders Society Raises $6,000+ at Bowling Fundraiser

November 16, 2017
United Way of Santa Barbara County’s Young Leaders Society Raises $6,000+ at Bowling Fundraiser

SANTA BARBARA — United Way of Santa Barbara County’s (UWSBC) Young Leaders Society donned their goofiest get ups and hit the lanes for their biggest United We Bowl fundraiser ever, raising more than $6,000 in support of youth education. More than 120 attended the 8th annual event at Zodo’s Bowling and Beyond — 5925 Calle Real, Goleta. All proceeds raised will support Young Leader Society’s upcoming 8th Annual “United We Read” event and other valuable community programs. “It’s not just giving money; it’s very personal,” said Ian Monsma, YLS Executive Committee Co-Chair. “I love that I am able to...
Read More »

A special holiday gift from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History to our community

November 16, 2017
A special holiday gift from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History to our community

A letter to the Santa Barbara community, from Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History President & CEO Luke Swetland – You may have heard that we’re currently undergoing significant renovations, something we like to call “revitalization” here at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. But you can rest assured the Museum is open and vibrant during this exciting time – and most importantly, the Museum is still safe for your children throughout the renovation process. As we approach the holiday season and start to reflect on 2017, we stop to think about the things that make our lives...
Read More »

Bilingual commentary: Taking Back Our Country

November 16, 2017
Bilingual commentary: Taking Back Our Country

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes I look across the political landscape outside the window of my experience and I sometimes see a country I don’t even recognize anymore. I see a nation roiling like boiling water, a nation not at peace with itself, a great nation in pain, challenged by the very bedrock of its own democracy. But what we’re experiencing are the seismic shifts that occur naturally, geologically as well as politically. Both the earth and our enviable political system always settle down after the quakes that are necessary to bring the equilibrium that allows...
Read More »

Scheinfeld Center Summit Prepares Today’s and Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs for Success in the Global Economy

November 16, 2017
Scheinfeld Center Summit Prepares Today’s and Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs for Success in the Global Economy

SANTA BARBARA — The SBCC Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosted its first Global Manufacturing for Startups Summit on Friday, October 27 at the Fess Parker Resort. Side by side, local entrepreneurs, students and regional community college and high school educators engaged with experts to understand the global manufacturing landscape and how to avoid the most common points where startups can stall out when trying to navigate the manufacturing process. “We are thankful to our Summit presenters for sharing their real-world expertise and mentorship,” said Julie Samson, Director of the Scheinfeld Center. “Their contributions will help our regional...
Read More »

Briana Sapp Tivey Joins Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center as Director of Marketing and Communications

November 16, 2017
Briana Sapp Tivey Joins Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center as Director of Marketing and Communications

SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center is proud to announce Briana Sapp Tivey as its new Director of Marketing and Communications. Sapp Tivey brings to the Museum and Sea Center more than 10 years of experience in nonprofits and higher education in the U.S. and abroad, with expertise in marketing, communications, and strategic planning. Prior to joining the Museum and Sea Center, Sapp Tivey was Deputy to the Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director and interim Director of Marketing and Communications for the system-wide University of California Education Abroad Program, where she...
Read More »


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley offer Chance to Win Twin Vee OceanCat on Nov. 18

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley offer Chance to Win Twin Vee OceanCat on Nov. 18

AGOURA — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley will offer the community a chance to win a Twin Vee OceanCat 225 that was donated by Guy Newman of Twin Vee, for the annual ‘Stand up for our Kids Gala Dinner & Auction’ that took place in October. The winner will be...

Davey’s Voice Film Festival Call for Entries Deadline Extended for Local Animal Films

Davey’s Voice Film Festival Call for Entries Deadline Extended for Local Animal Films

SANTA BARBARA — Local nonprofit Davey’s Voice will be hosting a film festival centered on the lives of animals on January 13th, 2018. Davey’s Voice has announced an extension of the deadline for film submissions until Friday December 1st, 2017. The 1st Annual Davey’s Voice Film Festival will take place at the New Vic...

Ventura County Civic Alliance update for Nov. 15

Ventura County Civic Alliance update for Nov. 15

Livable Communities Newsletter Vol. 11, No. 44 November 2017 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 2017 Livable Communities Newsletter!  This year, affordable housing has been recognized by many as the biggest challenge to the...

Santa Barbara City College update for Nov. 14

Santa Barbara City College update for Nov. 14

Message from the President – November 2017 November is a time to be thankful. As President of this wonderful institution, I have much to be thankful for. Two recent events reminded me how much I am thankful for our community and its commitment to education. I was recently able to attend and participate in...

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Hosts 21st Military Ball

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Hosts 21st Military Ball

SANTA BARBARA — Over 650 local veterans and active duty service men and women, along with their friends, families and supporters, gathered at the Fess Parker Resort on Saturday, November 4 for the 21st Annual Military Ball. Medal of Honor Recipient, Colonel Jack Jacobs was the evening’s keynote speaker, and the Di Loreto family was...

Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree helped Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Burn their Mortgage

Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree helped Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Burn their Mortgage

SANTA BARBARA — In September, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics made its final payment on the mortgage for the Eastside Neighborhood Medical and Family Dental Clinics. Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, who along with her late husband, Lord Paul Ridley-Tree, provided major support to the successful acquisition and design of the buildings, performED a ceremonial burning of the...

Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Nov. 13

Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Nov. 13

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   What’s Your Piece of the Luke? This holiday season, what better way to honor a family member, mentor or loved one than by creating a lasting remembrance for someone you hold dear?  Please consider joining the My Piece of the Luke campaign with the purchase of a permanent donor...

Museum of Ventura County update for Nov. 13

Museum of Ventura County update for Nov. 13

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. Museum of Ventura County and California Resources Corporation Host a “Moment of Gratitude” The Museum of Ventura County and California Resources Corporation (CRC) hosted a “Moment of Gratitude,” on Thursday, Nov. 9, to thank city...

Dec. 1 nomination deadline approaching for El Concilio’s 28th annual Latino Leadership Awards

Dec. 1 nomination deadline approaching for El Concilio’s 28th annual Latino Leadership Awards

El Concilio is asking for nominations for the 29th Annual Latino Leadership Awards scheduled for April 6th  2018. OXNARD — We’ve made it easier for you to send in your nomination. Click on link here or on flyer to take you to our on-line nomination form. Don’t delay we are less than one month away! El Concilio Family...

Ventura County Public Works Agency disaster simulation training ensures county-wide state of storm readiness

Ventura County Public Works Agency disaster simulation training ensures county-wide state of storm readiness

VENTURA COUNTY — Even in drought years, severe floods happen: preparation helps save lives and property. The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) conducted Storm Day, an annual disaster simulation drill, on Nov. 1, which focused on preparation for flooding stemming from a natural disaster and infrastructure damage. Storm Day 2017 simulated a severe...

Bilingual commentary: Adjusting Education for the New Economy

Bilingual commentary: Adjusting Education for the New Economy

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Perhaps we need to re-think the entire approach to high school and college education as a new economic age dawns on the millennial generation beginning to enter the work force. Our curriculum has often been geared to preparing students for the traditional world of work. That...

Museum of Ventura County, California Resources Corporation Host a ‘Moment of Gratitude’

Museum of Ventura County, California Resources Corporation Host a ‘Moment of Gratitude’

VENTURA — The Museum of Ventura County and California Resources Corporation (CRC) hosted a “Moment of Gratitude,” on Thursday, Nov. 9, to thank city and county officials and community members for their support throughout the Museum’s fiscal challenge. In a special presentation, CRC’s Amy Fonzo, manager, external relations, gave the museum a check for $5,000...

Oxnard author René Corado returns from Costa Rica to participate in local author fair on Nov. 12

Oxnard author René Corado returns from Costa Rica to participate in local author fair on Nov. 12

OXNARD — René Corado, a Guatemalan Biologist and writer, author of the books El Lustrador and the Adventures of René Corado The Shoeshine Boy, and resident of Oxnard, was invited by the organization Partners In Flight to participate at the XXI Congreso SMBC y VI Congreso PIF para la Biología y la Conservación (XXI Congress...

United Way of Ventura County update for Nov. 9

United Way of Ventura County update for Nov. 9

Click her for the entire e-newsletter   President’s Message Dear Friends, Last Saturday, over 200 parents and students attended United Way’s 2nd Annual GradNation Summit, which was the first fully bilingual program of its kind. This year’s theme “Student Success: You Make It Happen – College and Beyond” provided parents with information and tools to...

‘Tis the Season’ – Oxnard is Gearing up to Celebrate the Holidays!

‘Tis the Season’ – Oxnard is Gearing up to Celebrate the Holidays!

OXNARD — Oxnard transforms into a winter wonderland this holiday season with a series of festive events ranging from massive lights displays to festive tours and tempting tamales! Oxnard kicks off the holiday season with the 67th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting set for Friday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. at Plaza Park, Downtown Oxnard. The...

The Oxnard Housing Authority Resident Services Program at La Colonia Neighborhood brings the community together to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

The Oxnard Housing Authority Resident Services Program at La Colonia Neighborhood brings the community together to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

OXNARD — A series of cultural workshops were hosted by the Oxnard Housing Authority Resident Services Program at La Colonia Neighborhood culminating with a Dia de los Muertos community celebration on November 2nd, 2017. Workshops were led by a local artist, Ana Carrillo, with the assistance of family members and local volunteers. Workshops included a...

Ventura Home Buying Fair Prepares Local Employees for Local Home Ownership

Ventura Home Buying Fair Prepares Local Employees for Local Home Ownership

VENTURA — Local employees left the October 28th Coastal Housing Partnership Home Buying Fair with a new confidence in their potential to become home owners. They gained vital knowledge about the local real-estate market and home buying process. Real estate and lending experts were available to answer questions, in addition to the popular home...

Carnegie Art Museum update for Nov. 8

Carnegie Art Museum update for Nov. 8

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   This week at CAM The Carnegie and CAM Studio will be CLOSED Saturday,  November 11 for Veteran’s Day. But, don’t miss the exhibition next door We Remember — Ventura County to Vietnam and Back,’ a multimedia display focusing on local veterans, located at the former Social Security building...

Bilingual report: ACLU of Southern California Santa Barbara Chapter Presents A Fall Community Forum: ‘Immigrant Rights and Citizenship in the Trump Era’ on Nov. 8

Bilingual report: ACLU of Southern California Santa Barbara Chapter Presents A Fall Community Forum: ‘Immigrant Rights and Citizenship in the Trump Era’ on Nov. 8

SANTA BARBARA — Join the ACLU of Santa Barbara for an evening of community discussion on the significance of the Trump administration’s policy changes to immigration and citizenship.  Our lineup of speakers includes: Mohammad Tajsar, staff Attorney for the Southern California ACLU office. Mohammad will discuss his work on national security and counterterrorism policy, with...

Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Foundation Awards $485,000 in Grants Helping A Dozen Local Nonprofits

Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Foundation Awards $485,000 in Grants Helping A Dozen Local Nonprofits

VENTURA COUNTY — The Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Foundation announced twelve grants totaling $485,000. The grants will provide support in the areas of youth development, senior services, basic needs, the arts, veteran services, dental care, mental health, philanthropic services and scholarships. Since joining the Ventura County Community Foundation as a support organization...

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History  Appoints Tory Milazzo, Wayne Rosing as New Trustees

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Appoints Tory Milazzo, Wayne Rosing as New Trustees

SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has announced that Salvatore “Tory” Milazzo and Wayne Rosing have joined its Board of Trustees. Salvatore “Tory” Milazzo is a Senior Portfolio Manager at HighMark Capital Management, Union Bank’s wholly owned registered investment adviser. He oversees investment portfolios for individuals, non-profit endowments and institutional clients. Tory...

Santa Paula Museum of Art update for Nov. 6

Santa Paula Museum of Art update for Nov. 6

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Where great art and community events are always in season… “Morning’s Promise” by Doug Singletary, oil, Collection of the artist © Doug Singletary THE TENTH ANNUAL ART ABOUT AGRICULTURE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, FROM 4 P.M. TO 6 P.M. Art About Agriculture, the popular...

Consulmex Oxnard — Día de muertos, una tradición muy mexicana

Consulmex Oxnard — Día de muertos, una tradición muy mexicana

View this email in your browser   Día de muertos, una tradición muy mexicana Celebremos juntos esta tradición a través de las múltiples expresiones que nos acercan a la muerte frecuentemente con humor, y al mismo tiempo con un silencio reverente que la hace íntima, cercana y casi familiar. 1) Has clic aquí para...

From La Frontera to La Universidad — Latina scholar and author Norma E. Cantu, to receive UCSB’s annual Luis Leal Literature Award

From La Frontera to La Universidad — Latina scholar and author Norma E. Cantu, to receive UCSB’s annual Luis Leal Literature Award

By Andrea Estrada • UCSB Norma Elia Cantú has worn many hats over the course of her career. She is adding another next month when she comes to UC Santa Barbara to receive the campus’s 14th annual Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. The award will be presented during a ceremony at 4...

Bilingual commentary: Republicans Closing the Door

Bilingual commentary: Republicans Closing the Door

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes “It’s all a matter of perspective,” we often hear. But sometimes those stated “perspectives” lift eyebrows, start fights or lead to war. Our country at this time is being torn asunder by polarizing, vicious and unrelenting “perspectives” that threaten the delicate balance of societal peace. In...

Happily Ever After: Graduates of Self-sufficiency Program Celebrated with Major Community Partners

Happily Ever After: Graduates of Self-sufficiency Program Celebrated with Major Community Partners

SANTA BARBARA — At 43, James Coronado is on the road to advancing his career in education, having recently earned his master’s degree from Antioch University. And surrounded by his wife and children, Coronado celebrated yet another graduation Oct. 19 as community leaders recognized him and 12 others for their completion of Housing Authority...

‘Round Up’ Your Purchases to Support Hospice of Santa Barbara

‘Round Up’ Your Purchases to Support Hospice of Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — Whether your latest house renovation project involves new flooring, plumbing facilities, or just a simple paint job, your home improvement purchases could help support life-changing programs in your community. From now through Nov. 7, shoppers at the Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar...

Museum of Ventura County update for Nov. 2

Museum of Ventura County update for Nov. 2

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. 17th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration at the Museum of Ventura County Free family event features music, art, dance and crafts Chumash Basket Lecture In honor of Native American Heritage month, Jan Timbrook, curator of ethnography, Santa Barbara Museum...

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara update for Nov. 2

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara update for Nov. 2

Click here to view the entire e-newsletter   UPCOMING EVENTS AT MCASB EXHIBITION ON VIEW Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960 – Present On view September 17 – December 17, 2017 MCASB, 653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace, Santa Barbara Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden Street, Santa Barbara Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La...

10th annual Día de los Muertos Celebration returns to Conejo Mountain Memorial Park on Nov. 4

10th annual Día de los Muertos Celebration returns to Conejo Mountain Memorial Park on Nov. 4

CAMARILLO — 10th annual Día de los Muertos Celebration returns to Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at 2052 Howard Road, Camarillo. “Hasta La Muerte — Comida, Altars, Prayers, Laughter and Tears.” Free. Activities for everyone include: Face painting Build your own altar Muerto...

Edible worms, Alka-Seltzer rockets and crime scene investigations, all part of CSUCI Science Carnival in Oxnard on Nov. 4

Edible worms, Alka-Seltzer rockets and crime scene investigations, all part of CSUCI Science Carnival in Oxnard on Nov. 4

CAMARILLO – Crowd pleasers like the flaming Gummi Bears, the banana piano and the self-carving pumpkin will return for the 2017 CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Science Carnival along with dozens of brand new exhibits including a laser harp and a 3-D scanner that will allow you to be scanned and converted into an action figure. Kids pre-K through 8th grade,...

Halloween brings community, residents together at the Villas at Higuera affordable housing complex

Halloween brings community, residents together at the Villas at Higuera affordable housing complex

SANTA BARBARA — Everyone knows Halloween is about tricks and treats, but it’s also about coming together as a community – and being a kid. Children from Peoples’ Self-Help Housing’s (PSHH) Villas at Higuera affordable housing complex dressed in festive costumes Tuesday evening, donning everything from pirate to princess attire, and carved pumpkins that...

State Physical Education-Health Project based at CSUCI gets funded for $361,000

State Physical Education-Health Project based at CSUCI gets funded for $361,000

CAMARILLO — A CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI)-based project that supports health and physical education teachers all over the state has received $361,000 annual funding from the Regents of the University of California to continue its work. The “California Physical Education-Health Project” (CPE-HP) is a collaborative statewide network of physical educators, health educators, classroom teachers and university scholars...

City of Oxnard Cultural and Community Services update for Nov. 1

City of Oxnard Cultural and Community Services update for Nov. 1

Click here to see the entire e-newsletter  

Nov. 23 — Conejo Valley YMCA to present 13th annual Turkey Dash

Nov. 23 — Conejo Valley YMCA to present 13th annual Turkey Dash

THOUSAND OAKS — The Conejo Valley YMCA is hosting its 13th annual Turkey Day Dash on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 23. 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 participate in...

Nov. 27 — UCSB Spanish Piano Festival: Gustavo Romero

Nov. 27 — UCSB Spanish Piano Festival: Gustavo Romero

SANTA BARBARA — Hailed as a “pianist of genius” by the Washington Post, Gustavo Romero (Professor of Piano at the University of North Texas) will present a program of works by Federico Mompou, Emma Lou Diemer, and Enrique Granados as part of UCSB’s Spanish Piano Festival on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer...

Nov. 27 — Art show at CSUCI emphasizes diversity with ‘Disparate Pleasures’ and three faculty/grad shows

Nov. 27 — Art show at CSUCI emphasizes diversity with ‘Disparate Pleasures’ and three faculty/grad shows

CAMARILLO — Three artists with different styles are displaying their diverse yet cohesive show, “Disparate Pleasures,” at the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Napa Gallery beginning Nov. 27 with an opening from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 30. “Disparate Pleasures” opens against a backdrop of three shows already underway in Napa Hall from a CSUCI faculty member...

Through Nov. 27 — Mobile Marketing – SBCC Career Skills Institute

Through Nov. 27 — Mobile Marketing – SBCC Career Skills Institute

SANTA BARBARA — This course teaches students how connecting mobile marketing to your business creates innovative, efficient, and exciting experiences between producers and consumers and is cost effective marketing. This course also educates on how engagement via mobile helps lead customers into emerging global markets. Students may elect to take this course independent of...

Nov. 30 — 50 Home Challenge Home Energy Meeting – emPower Santa Barbara County

Nov. 30 — 50 Home Challenge Home Energy Meeting – emPower Santa Barbara County

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

Nov. 30-Dec. 2 — CSUCI presents ‘Acts and Actos: An Evening of Short Plays in English, Spanish and Spanglish’

Nov. 30-Dec. 2 — CSUCI presents ‘Acts and Actos: An Evening of Short Plays in English, Spanish and Spanglish’

CAMARILLO — What happens when one member of a family is a zombie?  Or when some relatives decide that a family reunion is a perfect time to spill some family secrets? As we enter the season of family holidays, CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI)’s Performing Arts program presents a collection of short plays exploring culture, language and what...

Dec. 1 — MVS School of Business & Economics Speaker Series tackles questions of prescription drug costs and medical ethics

Dec. 1 — MVS School of Business & Economics Speaker Series tackles questions of prescription drug costs and medical ethics

CAMARILLO — Why is the cost of prescription drugs so high? Should the parents of a critically disabled infant be allowed to consent to experimental treatment even if the doctors say no? And when is a prescription for medical marijuana appropriate? Difficult questions in medical ethics and pharmaceutical pricing will be fielded by two experts...

Dec. 1 through 10 — ‘Good Things Come in Small Packages’ at Studio Channel Islands’ Holiday Fair

Dec. 1 through 10 — ‘Good Things Come in Small Packages’ at Studio Channel Islands’ Holiday Fair

CAMARILLO — Studio Channel Islands, located at 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, kicks off the holiday season with its annual holiday fair and festival, Dec. 1–3, beginning with the opening reception, 5–6 p.m. Dec. 1, for “Good Things Come in Small Packages,” an exhibit of artist-made small works from around the country, including ceramics, textile...

Dec. 1 — Hancock College Band to present Christmas Concert

Dec. 1 — Hancock College Band to present Christmas Concert

SANTA MARIA — The Allan Hancock College Concert Band will perform their Annual Christmas Concert on FRIDAY evening, December 1st, 2017 at 7:30PM. The concert will feature an eclectic mix of arrangements including: The Star Spangled Banner, Sleigh Ride, Star of Wonder, An English Christmas, Up On The Housetop, Ring In The Joy, Hebraic Rhapsody, Carol Of The Bells,...

Dec. 2 — School of Extended Learning Arts & Crafts Fair

Dec. 2 — School of Extended Learning Arts & Crafts Fair

SANTA BARBARA — Get crafty with your holiday shopping at SBCC School of Extended Learning’s annual Arts & Crafts Fair, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday Dec. 2. Rummage through hundreds of unique, handcrafted treasures including ceramics, glass arts, jewelry, weavings, floral arrangements, drawings, paintings and more set at great prices. Visitors can shop at their...

Dec. 2, 3, 9 — Light Up A Life 2017 – Hospice of Santa Barbara

Dec. 2, 3, 9 — Light Up A Life 2017 – Hospice of Santa Barbara

CENTRAL COAST — Hospice of Santa Barbara invites the community to celebrate and honor the lives of their loved ones at its  34th annual Light Up A Life ceremonies. The free ceremonies will feature special speakers and guests, entertainment, and the lighting of a memorial tree. Watch as hundreds of sparkling tribute stars are hung on...

Dec. 3 — Oceanview Pavilion Pro-Wrestling TV Show

Dec. 3 — Oceanview Pavilion Pro-Wrestling TV Show

PORT HUENEME — The Oceanview Pavilion will present free Pro-Wrestling TV Shows through Dec. 3. Click on image for more information.

Dec. 3 — Santa Paula Art Museum to present ‘Champagne and Shopping’

Dec. 3 — Santa Paula Art Museum to present ‘Champagne and Shopping’

SANTA PAULA — “Champagne and Shopping,” the Santa Paula Art Museum’s annual holiday event, is back on Sunday, December 3, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The community is invited to gather around the Museum’s Christmas tree to enjoy festive music by local singing group “Half-Notes” and to indulge in a glass of bubbly...

Dec. 4-5 — BPI Building Science Principles Training – emPower San Luis Obsipo County

Dec. 4-5 — BPI Building Science Principles Training – emPower San Luis Obsipo County

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Earn a Building Science Principles certificate while learning how to maximize overall energy efficiency at emPower San Luis Obispo County’s two-day Building Performance Institute Training. emPower staff, BPI building analysts and certified professionals will go over how the relationships between systems such as windows, lighting, A/C, heating, appliances and more...

Dec. 4 — CSUCI Choir’s winter concert celebrates poetry and songs of the British Isles

Dec. 4 — CSUCI Choir’s winter concert celebrates poetry and songs of the British Isles

CAMARILLO — William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Ursula Wood are among the British poets who will be celebrated during the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Choir winter concert entitled: “The Poet Sings: Songs and Poetry of the British Isles.” Concerts are Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in Malibu Hall on the CSUCI campus and again Dec. 10...

Dec. 5 — Father Greg Boyle to Speak at Garvin Theatre

Dec. 5 — Father Greg Boyle to Speak at Garvin Theatre

SANTA BARBARA — Reverend Gregory J. Boyle, the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the world’s largest and most successful gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program, will speak at SBCC’s Garvin Theatre on December 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Father Gregory’s work has been called “a moving example of unconditional...

Through Dec. 6 — Oxnard College launches OC Live with Fall events

Through Dec. 6 — Oxnard College launches OC Live with Fall events

OC LIVE — A Performing Arts and Lecture Series to Delight, Inspire, and Inform OXNARD — OC LIVE is the new performing arts and lecture series at Oxnard College (OC). Our goal is to bring dynamic and inspiring speakers and artists to OC’s Performing Arts Building stage on a regular basis throughout the academic year. In...

Dec. 7 — Assertive Communication – SBCC Career Skills Institute

Dec. 7 — Assertive Communication – SBCC Career Skills Institute

SANTA BARBARA — This course teaches students how to enhance assertiveness skills for immediate on-the-job use. Discover techniques to be an assertive communicator, acquire tools to receive and give feedback. Address business etiquette with professionalism and assertiveness. Identify strengths and growth areas. Students may elect to take this course independent of a Career Skills...

Dec. 7, 14 and 21 — Thousand Oaks Farmer’s Market Brings ‘Good Tidings’ During the Holiday Season Holiday “Boutique” Mini Market will take Place at The Oaks Shopping Center

Dec. 7, 14 and 21 — Thousand Oaks Farmer’s Market Brings ‘Good Tidings’ During the Holiday Season Holiday “Boutique” Mini Market will take Place at The Oaks Shopping Center

THOUSAND OAKS — To help ‘tide shoppers over through the holidays’, the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association (VCCFMA) is partnering with the Oaks Shopping Center to offer a four week long special event, “Holiday Boutique Mini Farmers’ Market”. The market will take place on Dec. 7, 14 and 21 from 12 noon to 5 pm...

Dec. 7 — Curated Cocktails to be held at the the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Dec. 7 — Curated Cocktails to be held at the the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — Join us for happy hour at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara with signature cocktails, hands-on art activities, special DJ sets, and free admission to the exhibition Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art from 1960 – Present. Part of Downtown Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursdays. 653 Paseo Nuevo Santa Barbara CA, 93101 December...

Dec. 7 — An Irish Christmas

Dec. 7 — An Irish Christmas

SANTA BARBARA — Kerry Irish Productions Inc Presents an “An Irish Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., downtown Santa Barbara. As seen on PBS! Take a journey through Ireland at Christmastime with superb dancing, singing and Irish traditional music celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season....

7 de diciembre — Ultima Presentacion del 2017

7 de diciembre — Ultima Presentacion del 2017

View this email in your browser OXNARD — Ultima Presentacion del 2017. Programas y Servicios de SBA para Iniciar o Crecer tu Negocio at 7 de diciembre.  

Dec. 8 — Neal Barr Photography Exhibit

Dec. 8 — Neal Barr Photography Exhibit

VENTURA — Experience the highly-acclaimed fashion and beauty imagery of photographer Neal Barr and meet the artist at the opening reception for the new exhibition, In High Style: The Photography of Neal Barr, 6–8 p.m., Dec. 8, at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura. Admission is $5 for members, $10...

Through Dec. 9 — Fake news; Zoot Suiters; war and peace; body and soul all subjects in CSUCI’s Library Lecture Series

Through Dec. 9 — Fake news; Zoot Suiters; war and peace; body and soul all subjects in CSUCI’s Library Lecture Series

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) welcomes another partner this year in the University’s fall Library Lecture Series, which begins Sept. 9 and wraps up Dec. 9 and explores everything from the history of organized labor to the gulf between the young and old in Ventura County. “The lecture series this fall features a range of...

Through Dec. 9 — CSUCI’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers criminal profiling, Shakespeare at the Rubicon and the Whys of Health Care Costs

Through Dec. 9 — CSUCI’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers criminal profiling, Shakespeare at the Rubicon and the Whys of Health Care Costs

CAMARILLO — The 2017 Fall “Taste of OLLI” classes this year include a presentation at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura, a look into the mind of a predator from a Los Angeles Police Department Detective, and a conversation about the complex and controversial origins of Thanksgiving. Open to any community member age 50 or better (50+), Osher Lifelong...

Dec. 16 — Deckers Benefit for United Way of Santa Barbara County

Dec. 16 — Deckers Benefit for United Way of Santa Barbara County

SANTA BARBARA — Get some fashionable gifts for all the nice people on your holiday list while supporting United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) at Deckers Brand Showcase. Deckers will generously donate 40 percent of total sales made to UWSBC. The special event is part of Deckers Brand Showcase’s 12 Days of Gifting...

Dec. 13 — The Davey’s Voice Film Festival

Dec. 13 — The Davey’s Voice Film Festival

SANTA BARBARA — The 1st Annual Davey’s Voice Film Festival, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018, is an evening of family-friendly, animal related films celebrating the bond between human and animal. The short films are selected from hundreds of local and international submissions to include moving and joyful films to ensure a...

Through Jan. 28, 2018 — De Colores Art Show — Santa Paula Art Museum’s Impressive Latino Art Collection

Through Jan. 28, 2018 — De Colores Art Show — Santa Paula Art Museum’s Impressive Latino Art Collection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Next OC LIVE event on ‘Addictive Disorders Studies Community Gathering’ to prevent underage, binge drinking in Ventura County, to be held on Nov. 15 at Oxnard College

Next OC LIVE event on ‘Addictive Disorders Studies Community Gathering’ to prevent underage, binge drinking in Ventura County, to be held on Nov. 15 at Oxnard College

Hello friends of Oxnard College, Please join us for our next OC LIVE event ADDICTIVE DISORDERS STUDIES COMMUNITY GATHERING to prevent underage and binge drinking in Ventura County TONIGHT Nov 15th from 6:30-8:00 in the Performing Arts building. This event will feature OC ADS Students and Faculty as well as several community departments such as the Ventura County of Behavioral Health. They...

Carnegie Art Museum update for Oct. 31

Carnegie Art Museum update for Oct. 31

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   NOVEMBER HAPPENINGS It’s not too late to purchase small masterpieces donated by SoCal artists. The Fiesta Noche Art Sale continues through November 19th! Don’t miss the opportunity to collect affordable artwork generously donated by  amazing artists whom so generously supported this year’s fundraiser. Click here to view photos of the...

Housing Authority Welcomes New Board Commissioners Dave Gustafson, Pat Wheatley

Housing Authority Welcomes New Board Commissioners Dave Gustafson, Pat Wheatley

SANTA BARBARA — The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce that Dave Gustafson and Patricia “Pat” Wheatley have been appointed to its Board of Commissioners. As retired Housing and Redevelopment Manager and Assistant Community Development Director for the City of Santa Barbara, Dave Gustafson holds extensive experience in...

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Appoints Dennis Allen as a New Trustee

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Appoints Dennis Allen as a New Trustee

SANTA BARBARA — Dennis Allen is board Chairman of Allen Construction, a general contracting firm, specializing in environmentally-friendly, custom residential and commercial buildings. Dennis is active in local community organizations, including the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and the zero net energy committee of the Community Environmental Council. For the past...

IT Grant Gives Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Residents an Opportunity to Connect

IT Grant Gives Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Residents an Opportunity to Connect

CENTRAL COAST — Streaming videos and sharing photos might be the first things that come to mind when you think about having internet access, but the reality is that the internet impacts just about all facets of our daily lives. Regardless of one’s age, ethnicity, cultural background and economic status, everyone from young students...

SBCC Dean Alice Perez appointed to position with Chancellor’s Office

SBCC Dean Alice Perez appointed to position with Chancellor’s Office

SANTA BARBARA — Santa Barbara City College is proud to announce that current Dean of Educational Programs, Alice Perez, has been appointed to the position of Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. The position is pending approval by the SBCC Board of Trustees and California Community Colleges Board of...

Centerpoint Mall To Open New Free Indoor Playground on Oct. 27. Joins Lazer Broadcasting to Raise Funds For Children’s Hospital

Centerpoint Mall To Open New Free Indoor Playground on Oct. 27. Joins Lazer Broadcasting to Raise Funds For Children’s Hospital

Oxnard Chamber of Commerce to lead a ribbon-cutting ceremony while students from area schools to enjoy the new indoor playground OXNARD — Centerpoint Mall is set to open its new PlayTime Free Indoor Playground on Friday, October 27 at 11 a.m. To celebrate the opening, Centerpoint Mall is hosting Lazer Broadcasting for its 10th Annual live broadcast to...

Jackson praises more than 100 after-school programs that are making healthy eating, exercise a priority

Jackson praises more than 100 after-school programs that are making healthy eating, exercise a priority

SACRAMENTO — As a result of legislation authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)  to curb childhood obesity, the California Department of Education has just released the names of more than 100 additional California after-school programs that have received recognition for encouraging healthy eating and exercise. This year, 103 after-school programs – including 20 in...

Solvang Community Kicks off 50 Home Challenge for Energy Efficiency

Solvang Community Kicks off 50 Home Challenge for Energy Efficiency

SOLVANG — Residents and local leaders joined together on October 18 to kick-off the 50 Home Challenge, a joint initiative between Santa Barbara County’s emPower Central Coast program and the nonprofit CHERP (Community Home Energy Retrofit Project) to retrofit 50 single family homes in Solvang to make them more energy efficient. Attendees at the...

Bilingual commentary: Taking a Knee in the Land of the Free

Bilingual commentary: Taking a Knee in the Land of the Free

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Much has been said these past few weeks regarding the NFL players who “take a knee” during the national anthem. The controversy was inflamed by President Trump, who has far more important things to contend with, when he attempted to stir up his base with his...

Coastal Housing Partnership: Helping Workers Call Ventura County Home

Coastal Housing Partnership: Helping Workers Call Ventura County Home

Next Home Buying Fair on Saturday, Oct. 28 in Ventura VENTURA COUNTY — With the median price of Ventura County homes at nearly $650,000 and expected to increase, home ownership seemed like a lofty goal for Denise Noguera, a social worker with the County of Ventura. But once Noguera became determined to move on...

Museum of Ventura update for Oct. 24

Museum of Ventura update for Oct. 24

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. Dia de los Muertos Ofrendas: A Chicano Art Practice for Honoring our Loved Ones Special guest, Roberto Vargas will present the use of ofrendas (altars) and ceremony for honoring our loved ones as reflected in the exhibit, 6...

Help BBSVC save Ventura County’s BIGS!

Help BBSVC save Ventura County’s BIGS!

VENTURA COUNTY — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County (BBSVC) is putting out a special call for BIGS – mentors who can benefit from the friendship of a Little Brother or Little Sister.  There are 150 youth in Ventura County, “Littles,” who are anxiously waiting to meet their BBSVC program role model and friend.  BBSVC...

Carnegie Art Museum update for Oct. 24

Carnegie Art Museum update for Oct. 24

Click here to view the entire e-newsletter   FIESTA NOCHE ART SALE…. It’s not too late to purchase small masterpieces donated by SoCal artists. The Fiesta Noche Art Sale continues through November 19th! Don’t miss the opportunity to collect affordable artwork generously donated by  amazing artists whom so generously supported this year’s fundraiser. CLICK...

CenCal Health Earns Excellent Rating and Recognition among California’s Medicaid Plans

CenCal Health Earns Excellent Rating and Recognition among California’s Medicaid Plans

SANTA BARBARA — CenCal Health rated in the top 5 percent of Medicaid plans nationally for 2 important areas of care, and in the top 10 percent for an additional 12 areas of care according to the most recent state quality measurement ratings. For CenCal Health’s Santa Barbara County managed care product, these exceptional...

Local Engineers Provide Career Advice at Cal State Northridge

Local Engineers Provide Career Advice at Cal State Northridge

NORTHRIDGE — Two local engineers from Ventura County have made a presentation at California State University, Northridge for career guidance to students. It was arranged by the student chapter of The American Society of Civil Engineers at the University. Engineering students of various disciplines, and others from management classes were present to hear the presentations provided...

‘Bugs of the Sea…Live Long and Lobster!’ Debut Event on Oct. 19 Goes Swimmingly

‘Bugs of the Sea…Live Long and Lobster!’ Debut Event on Oct. 19 Goes Swimmingly

SANTA BARBARA — Lobsters, often called “bugs of the sea,” took center stage on Oct. 19 during a new event from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. About 100 people gathered for Bugs of the Sea…Live Long and Lobster! at the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf October 19, which featured lobster appetizers and themed...

Women’s Economic Ventures Honors Trailblazer and Business of the Year Award Winners at “Empowerment is Priceless” Fundraiser

Women’s Economic Ventures Honors Trailblazer and Business of the Year Award Winners at “Empowerment is Priceless” Fundraiser

Annual event raises more than $400,000 to support local entrepreneurs SANTA BARBARA — Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) welcomed close to 400 guests and raised more than $400,000 at their Empowerment is Priceless event held on October 10th at the Fess Parker Hotel in Santa Barbara. The non-profit’s annual breakfast fundraiser recognized WEV’s 2017 Trailblazer, Business...

Bilingual commentary: A Requiem for Classical Music?

Bilingual commentary: A Requiem for Classical Music?

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes This past Sunday, along with other aficionados who filled the First United Methodist Church in Ventura, I attended a concert of the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra (“CHICO”). The classical music was as intriguing and musically dramatic as so many of the pieces that I’ve listened to...

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Announces New Partner

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Announces New Partner

VENTURA COUNTY — Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP (FCOP), Ventura County’s largest law firm, is pleased to announce that Joshua S. Hopstone has been elevated to partner, beginning Jan. 1, 2018. In his seven years at FCOP, Hopstone has built a strong practice focused primarily on complex business and real estate related matters. He...

Boys & Girls Club staff member and former BGCOP Youth of the Year receives University of Phoenix Full-Tuition Scholarship

Boys & Girls Club staff member and former BGCOP Youth of the Year receives University of Phoenix Full-Tuition Scholarship

VENTURA COUNTY — Thanks to a full-tuition scholarship, Boys & Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme staff member Taylor Penny is going back to school to get a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. “This scholarship means so much to me,” said Taylor Penny. “Now I am able to...

New Board Members Bring Higher Education Experience to EDC-VC

New Board Members Bring Higher Education Experience to EDC-VC

VENTURA COUNTY — Dr. Greg Gillespie, chancellor, Ventura County Community College District and Ysabel Trinidad, vice president for finance and administration at California State University Channel Islands are the newest Economic Development Collaborative–Ventura County board members. “Greg and Ysabel each have more than 25 years’ experience in higher education leadership. Their insight into university-level...

Students Celebrate Signing of Community College Placement Legislation

Students Celebrate Signing of Community College Placement Legislation

Bill changes the way that Community Colleges will place students in remedial courses SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown announced the signing of AB 705, which changes the way that community college students are placed in remedial courses at all 114 of California’s Community Colleges. “Recent studies have shown that too many of California’s students...

NOAA grant to CSUCI enables Oxnard School District students to explore the Santa Barbara Channel

NOAA grant to CSUCI enables Oxnard School District students to explore the Santa Barbara Channel

CAMARILLO — Fostering a sense of connection and respect for the magnificent ocean, foliage and wildlife in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties is the objective behind a grant awarded to CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Called a “B-WET” grant, the $59,955 award goes toward the NOAA’s continued support of...

Governor signs landmark environmental and water quality protection legislation by Limón for oil and gas production

Governor signs landmark environmental and water quality protection legislation by Limón for oil and gas production

SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown has signed Assembly Bills 1328 and 1197, authored by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) to make the oil and gas production more responsive to the needs and goals of the state. AB 1328 gives California water agencies access to information on potentially hazardous chemicals used in oil and gas operations. AB...

Annual Fundraising Event at America’s Teaching Zoo Supports Growth and Development for World Renowned Program

Annual Fundraising Event at America’s Teaching Zoo Supports Growth and Development for World Renowned Program

MOORPARK — The Moorpark College Foundation and the Exotic Animal Training Management (EATM) program at Moorpark College hosted the sixth annual Rendezvous at the Zoo fundraising event on Thursday, Oct. 12. The college hosted more than 200 guests including dignitaries, Chancellor Greg Gillespie, members of the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees, and...

UCSB student success center fulfills its promise to serve and support underrepresented undergraduates

UCSB student success center fulfills its promise to serve and support underrepresented undergraduates

By Nora Drake • UCSB For students who are the first in their families to pursue higher education, the unfamiliar rituals and routines of daily college life can seem downright foreign. Research shows that dropout rates are higher among these first-generation students, who sometimes struggle to find their place at a large university. At UC Santa...

Dole Packaged Foods, FOOD Share Inc. launch ‘Ray of Sunshine’ food drive

Dole Packaged Foods, FOOD Share Inc. launch ‘Ray of Sunshine’ food drive

CAMARILLO — Dole Packaged Foods and FOOD Share Inc. launched their “Ray of Sunshine” kick-off event on Oct. 6 at Tierra Linda Elementary School in Camarillo. The event announce Dole’s extended partnership with FOOD Share Inc. and the Ray of Sunshine food drive, a county-wide program that empowers local students to give back to those in our...

Bilingual commentary: Is Trump Firing at His Own Foot?

Bilingual commentary: Is Trump Firing at His Own Foot?

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes There is a lot of talk and apprehension in the air these days regarding access to guns and ammunition. But would someone please take away the one weapon used by our own president—his Twitter account? Is he firing at his own foot, day after exasperating day?...

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Attorney to Receive Ventura County Bar Association’s Public Service Award

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Attorney to Receive Ventura County Bar Association’s Public Service Award

VENTURA COUNTY — Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP (FCOP) attorney Joseph L. Strohman, Jr. has been named by the Ventura County Bar Association (VCBA) as this year’s recipient of the Ben E. Nordman Public Service Award. The honor is in recognition of Strohman’s 30-plus years’ commitment of public service to the community. Strohman has...

Museum of Ventura County update for Oct. 12

Museum of Ventura County update for Oct. 12

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. Theater as Activism: Panel Discussion on the Chicano Teatro Movement Professional director and leading authority on contemporary Chicana/o and U.S. Latina/o Theatre, Jorge Huerta, PhD, will be moderator for a fascinating panel discussion, 2–4 p.m., October 14, about...

PR Pros Offer Scholarships for Area Students

PR Pros Offer Scholarships for Area Students

CENTRAL COAST — The California Gold Coast chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is offering two scholarships to recognize outstanding individual college students who are committed to studying communication or public relations in the Tri-Counties area. The group will award two $500 scholarships in early 2018. “We believe that academic endeavors are...

United Way’s 21st Annual Red Feather Ball Most Successful in Event’s History

United Way’s 21st Annual Red Feather Ball Most Successful in Event’s History

SANTA BARBARA — Thanks to generous donors and supporters, United Way of Santa Barbara County‘s (UWSBC) 21st Annual Red Feather Ball raised nearly $300,000, the most in event history. The funds will benefit the nonprofit’s award-winning Fun in the Sun summer learning program and United for Literacy initiative. Held Oct. 6 at the Four...

Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Provide Job-Protected Leave for New Parents

Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Provide Job-Protected Leave for New Parents

SACRAMENTO –  In a signing ceremony today focusing on legislation that affects women, children and families and attended by members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that will allow millions more California parents to take time off to care for a newborn without...

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care partners with Easy Lift Transportation

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care partners with Easy Lift Transportation

SANTA BARBARA — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care is proud to partner with another local non-profit organization, Easy Lift Transportation. Like VNHC, Easy Lift Transportation provides a wide variety of specialized services to the southern Santa Barbara community, including transportation for VNHC patients and families. Passengers use vans for medical appointments, work, school, grocery shopping,...


Recent Posts

AMIGOS805 MEDIA PARTNER

LatinaListalogo