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

October 19, 2017
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 of the Year and Volunteer of the Year award winners. Guests at the event interacted with featured WEV clients who shared their personal experiences as entrepreneurs and how their businesses have evolved with the support of WEV’S programs. Each year WEV presents the Trailblazer Award...
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Bilingual commentary: A Requiem for Classical Music?

October 19, 2017
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 throughout my life. From ancient Venetian melodies to the bassoon-laden melodies of Mozart, to the captivating rhythms of Bizet’s “Carmen,” the piano artistry of Chopin and the mix of 18th and 20th century music in a brilliant composition by the relatively modern Igor Stravinsky, this...
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Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Announces New Partner

October 19, 2017
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 is also an accomplished appellate advocate. “Since joining FCOP, Josh has demonstrated himself to be a versatile attorney with extensive experience counseling businesses and individuals in a broad range of legal areas,” said Michael Velthoen, FCOP managing partner. “In addition to his talent as an...
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Boys & Girls Club staff member and former BGCOP Youth of the Year receives University of Phoenix Full-Tuition Scholarship

October 18, 2017
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 begin my master’s degree without waiting to pay off my undergraduate student loan. The Boys & Girls Club has given me so much over the years. I will always be grateful to the BGCA and to the BGCOP.” Penny, 23, has been working at BGCOP...
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New Board Members Bring Higher Education Experience to EDC-VC

October 17, 2017
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 administration will be beneficial to our board’s efforts to continue to develop partnerships, programs and services for clients we serve throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties,” said Bruce Stenslie, EDC-VC’s president and CEO. Prior to serving as chancellor, Gillespie spent four years as president of...
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Students Celebrate Signing of Community College Placement Legislation

October 16, 2017
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 are being placed in remedial courses when they don’t need to be,” said Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks). “This bill will use the best of multiple measures to help place students in courses, which will save students time and money while they are attending community...
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NOAA grant to CSUCI enables Oxnard School District students to explore the Santa Barbara Channel

October 16, 2017
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 the collaborative project entitled “Crossing the Channel: An Inquiry-based Expedition.” The NOAA California Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program funds watershed environmental education projects for San Francisco Bay, Monterey Bay and the Santa Barbara Channel.  This is the second phase of a three-year grant...
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UCSB student success center fulfills its promise to serve and support underrepresented undergraduates

October 13, 2017
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 Barbara, the ONDAS Student Center (Opening New Doors to Academic Success) helps ease that transition. As fall quarter begins, the center is launching a new wave of programming and activities, kicking off with an ONDAS Celebration slated for Thursday, Oct. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. Free...
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Dole Packaged Foods, FOOD Share Inc. launch ‘Ray of Sunshine’ food drive

October 13, 2017
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 local communities who suffer from food insecurities. Dole has extended its partnership with FOOD Share and its annual Ray of Sunshine program (formerly Spirit of Giving),  a school food drive empowering local students to give back to those in Ventura County who suffer from food insecurities....
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Bilingual commentary: Is Trump Firing at His Own Foot?

October 12, 2017
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? We seem to be engaging in miscellaneous wars, some of them with our own allies, because, as is being noted more vocally by U.S. senators and presidential aides, the president just can’t contain himself. Trump’s supporters see it as their hero “being strong.” But it...
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Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Attorney to Receive Ventura County Bar Association’s Public Service Award

October 12, 2017
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 also served as past president of the VCBA and a past multi-term member of its board of directors and on the Board of Trustees of Ventura County Legal Aid, Inc. The Ventura County Bar Association has annually presented the prestigious award since 1986 to recognize...
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Museum of Ventura County update for Oct. 12

October 12, 2017
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 the origin and politics of the Chicano Teatro Movement, the work created by the Teatristas and the recent growth of Latinx coalition-building in the American Theatre. Featured panelists include Evelina Fernández, a prominent figure in the Latino/a theater and film community; Olivia Chumacero, founding member...
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PR Pros Offer Scholarships for Area Students

October 11, 2017
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 essential for individuals to reach their full potential. For that reason, our chapter is encouraging students to attend a four-year institution and reach higher educational achievement,” said PRSA California Gold Coast Chapter President and Scholarship Committee Chair Nancy Mayerson. The chapter raised funds for the...
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United Way’s 21st Annual Red Feather Ball Most Successful in Event’s History

October 11, 2017
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 Seasons Biltmore Coral Casino, the record-setting night saw committed philanthropists and admired leaders from throughout the community bidding in a silent auction and raising their paddles to pledge funds in support of the programs. In his first year as UWSBC President & CEO, Steve Ortiz...
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Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Provide Job-Protected Leave for New Parents

October 11, 2017
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 fear of losing their jobs. Senate Bill 63, the New Parent Leave Act, will provide 12 weeks of job-protected maternity and paternity leave for up to 2.7 million more California parents who work for smaller companies with 20 to 49 employees. Under current law, only...
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Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care partners with Easy Lift Transportation

October 11, 2017
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, and quality of life activities such as church, recreation and entertainment. It is through Easy Lift that many of our patients- often homebound or elderly (no longer able to drive)- are able to complete the everyday travel and errands. As our nation’s population ages and...
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United Way of Ventura County update for Oct. 10

October 10, 2017
United Way of Ventura County update for Oct. 10

Click here for the entire e-newsletter         President’s Message Dear Friends, It’s hard to believe that in less than 100 days, we’ll welcome in the New Year. From the heartache of global natural disasters to the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, 2017 has reminded us of what it means to be thankful for the basics of life and to live heroic when duty calls. As of October 9, the United Way Network has raised almost $59.44 million for disaster-related needs for mid- and long-term recovery efforts related to Hurricane Harvey, Hurricanes Irma/Maria, and the earthquake in...
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On Indigenous Peoples’ Day Governor Signs Limón Bill to Create Native American Studies Curriculum

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day Governor Signs Limón Bill to Create Native American Studies Curriculum

SACRAMENTO — Governor Brown has signed Assembly Bill 738, authored by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara). AB 738 provides for the development of a model curriculum in Native American studies for schools to integrate into lesson plans in grades 9 through 12. “AB 738 is about communities telling their own stories that can be passed...

Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Clean Up Beaches, Plug Old, Leaking Oil Wells

Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Clean Up Beaches, Plug Old, Leaking Oil Wells

SACRAMENTO — Governor Brown has just signed a bill authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)  to monitor and cap California’s old, abandoned and leaking oil wells. Senate Bill 44, the Coastal Oil Well Clean Up and Remediation Act, will require the California State Lands Commission to monitor and plug old “orphaned” oil wells...

Grant to Help Boys & Girls Club Maintain Buildings – VCCF Board approves $25,000 to Oxnard, Port Hueneme Club to fund capacity-building work

Grant to Help Boys & Girls Club Maintain Buildings – VCCF Board approves $25,000 to Oxnard, Port Hueneme Club to fund capacity-building work

VENTURA COUNTY — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme has received a $25,000 grant from the Ventura County Community Foundation. The VCCF’s board of directors recently approved giving BGCOP the funds to help the Club’s sustainability and fundraising that will enable it to serve the next generation of youth....

Local Environmental Technology Subject of CNN’s Great Big Story

Local Environmental Technology Subject of CNN’s Great Big Story

Ventura-based Paso Pacifico invents decoy sea turtle eggs with GPS to track poachers VENTURA — Baby sea turtles have plenty of natural predators to deal with on their way to adulthood. Add in the threat of poachers, who destroy more than 90 percent of sea turtle nests on many Central American beaches, and the odds of...

Local Collaborative Aims to Bolster Third Grade Reading Proficiency

Local Collaborative Aims to Bolster Third Grade Reading Proficiency

SANTA BARBARA — United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) and its partners have proudly introduced a new local collaboration focused on improving third grade reading proficiency, the No. 1 predictor of future school success. Part of a national collaboration, the Santa Barbara County Campaign for Grade Level Reading kicked off at the Santa...

René Corado El Lustrador update for Oct. 9

René Corado El Lustrador update for Oct. 9

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Celebrating theDay of the Child • Celebrando el Dia del Niño Thanks to your donations we were able we celebrated the Day of the Child in Guatemala for the children of the trash dump of zone 3. Gracias a sus donaciones celebramos el Dia del Niño en Guatemala para...

Assemblymember Limón Launches “There Oughta Be a Law” Contest

Assemblymember Limón Launches “There Oughta Be a Law” Contest

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) has launched the “There Oughta Be a Law” contest, an open call to constituents for ideas for legislation. “Some of best ideas of our state have come from students, veterans, and just regular folks who saw a problem and had a solution. If you have ever thought to...

El Concilio accepting nominations for 28th annual Latino Leadership Awards

El Concilio accepting nominations for 28th annual Latino Leadership Awards

El Concilio is asking for nominations for the 29th Annual Latino Leadership Awards scheduled for April 6th  2018. OXNARD — 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...

Carnegie Art Museum update for Oct. 6

Carnegie Art Museum update for Oct. 6

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Thank you to our generous donors during September… Including each of the attendees for the 3rd annual HOME is where the heART is at the home of Mona and Tom Neuhaus. Click here to view the photos from this fabulous fundraiser! Thank you to the artists for their donations...

Bilingual commentary: Highway 101 Congestion Conundrum

Bilingual commentary: Highway 101 Congestion Conundrum

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Many of us have been around long enough to remember when Highway 101 in Ventura County had a mere two lanes in each direction. It was painstakingly widened to three lanes, but those lanes promptly filled up over the years, and we’re right back where we...

Bill to Extend Solar Thermal Program Signed by Governor Brown

Bill to Extend Solar Thermal Program Signed by Governor Brown

Law Will Incentivize Solar Energy to Reduce Natural Gas Use SACRAMENTO — Governor Brown signed AB 797 (Irwin) into law yesterday afternoon.  The bill previously passed the Assembly by a bipartisan vote of 45-19 and the Senate with a bipartisan 30-10 vote.  The bill extends consumer incentives for solar thermal technologies that heat water and air...

Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Oct. 5

Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Oct. 5

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   October Upcoming Events ‘It’s Only Rock and Roll’ Alpha Resource Center Annual Fundraiser Saturday, October 7th, 2pm Alpha Resource Center presents this rock opera full of Alpha antics and tomfoolery style! It’s summertime when Gina and her friends begin an exciting musical journey by starting a band....

Graduate Division series beginning Oct. 10 aims to promote campus conversations around diversity

Graduate Division series beginning Oct. 10 aims to promote campus conversations around diversity

By Andrea Estrada • UCSB Diversity matters. It plays a key role in all university endeavors, and a series of multilevel programming organized by the Graduate Division is designed to emphasize just that. “The goal of the Diversity Matters programming is to promote campus conversations around the central role of diversity to our academic missions, the barriers...

Ventura College Foundation Launches Veterans Promise Program

Ventura College Foundation Launches Veterans Promise Program

VENTURA — In an effort to improve the college-going rate among veterans and active duty military in Ventura County, the Ventura College Foundation is helping Ventura College students who are U.S. veteran and U.S. active duty military offset the cost of tuition through the William and Helen Scarpino Veterans Promise Program, a four-year pilot...

Museum welcomes packed house for ‘The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island’ film premiere

Museum welcomes packed house for ‘The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island’ film premiere

SANTA BARBARA — ‘The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island’ documentary premiered in front of a sold-out crowd at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Monday, October 2nd. After the screening, the audience had the opportunity to hear from filmmaker Paul Goldsmith and engage in a discussion about the film and book...

CenCal Health Recognizes Local Health Center Partners During National Health Center Week

CenCal Health Recognizes Local Health Center Partners During National Health Center Week

CENTRAL COAST — In an effort to raise awareness about the numerous services available to people in need through health centers, CenCal Health joined organizations across the nation in recognizing the many services America’s health centers have provided over the last 50 years during National Health Center Week August 13th through the 19th. “Our local community...

Guest commentary — Valley Fever in SLO County: What You Need to Know

Guest commentary — Valley Fever in SLO County: What You Need to Know

The fungus that causes Valley Fever is here in SLO County soil. You can take action to say healthy By the the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Health Spending time outdoors in dusty areas may increase your exposure to the fungus that causes Valley Fever. You can take steps to protect yourself...

Small Business Development Center Adds New Advisor who specializes in business, corporate law

Small Business Development Center Adds New Advisor who specializes in business, corporate law

CENTRAL COAST — The Small Business Development Center of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, which provides free one-on-one consulting to help strengthen the bottom lines of area companies, has added attorney Joyce Wallach as a new consultant to its roster of over 30 small business advisors. Wallach brings a broad base of business and...

Hospice of Santa Barbara Offers Tips on Talking to Children about Tragedies like the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Hospice of Santa Barbara Offers Tips on Talking to Children about Tragedies like the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

SANTA BARBARA — In the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting on Sunday night, Hospice of Santa Barbara believes that the most important service they could provide locally is to provide guidance about how parents and teachers can speak to children about the senseless violence. “In times like these, it’s more important than ever...

Pre-applications for 70 Apartments at Casas De Los Carneros Apartments Affordable Housing Now Being Accepted by Peoples’ Self-Help Housing

Pre-applications for 70 Apartments at Casas De Los Carneros Apartments Affordable Housing Now Being Accepted by Peoples’ Self-Help Housing

GOLETA — As  Peoples’ Self-Help Housing continues to work on the Casas De Los Carneros Apartments multi-family housing development, time for prospective renters to apply for a spot in one of the site’s one, two, and three-bedroom apartments is fast-approaching. Scheduled for completion in January 2018, this 70-unit complex will be available to residents who...

San Miguel Families Receive Keys to New Homes Built Through Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Home Ownership Program

San Miguel Families Receive Keys to New Homes Built Through Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Home Ownership Program

SAN MIGUEL — After 14 months of hard work, the big day finally arrived for eight San Miguel families with dreams of home ownership. Thanks to Peoples’ Self-Help Housing’s (PSHH) Owner Builder Program, and a lot of elbow grease, eight low-income families received the keys to their brand-new homes during a ceremony on Wednesday,...

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara update for Oct. 4

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara update for Oct. 4

Click here for the entire e-newsletter     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 Paz Road, Montecito Organized...

CSUCI art shows include hybrid humans, an evolving Ventura Avenue and cultural fusion on display

CSUCI art shows include hybrid humans, an evolving Ventura Avenue and cultural fusion on display

CAMARILLO — Three new exhibits celebrating undergraduate and recently-graduated Art students are on display in Napa Hall at CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) from now through Oct. 25. The reception for “Fusion,” “Creatures Unveiled” and “Mi casa es su casa,” a room-sized work by graphic artist Hugo Castillo will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12...

Pilot Summer Program Helps Youths ‘Earn and Learn’

Pilot Summer Program Helps Youths ‘Earn and Learn’

SANTA BARBARA — Twelve local teens brushed up on their job interview skills, improved their resumes and got a lesson in money management over the summer as part of Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara’s (HACSB) pilot “Earn and Learn” youth summer employment program. More than half of the participants were also...

BGCOP Appoints New Member to its Board of Directors

BGCOP Appoints New Member to its Board of Directors

New member brings real estate experience to board OXNARD — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme announces the addition of Troy Palmquist to its Board of Directors. Palmquist is the founder of The Address, a unique real estate brokerage headquartered in Oxnard. The Address is a community hub for...

CSUCI Police Department to participate in national ‘Pink Patch Project’

CSUCI Police Department to participate in national ‘Pink Patch Project’

CAMARILLO — The CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Police Department is one of the first law enforcement agencies in Ventura County to participate in the nationwide Pink Patch Project (PPP). The CSUCI officers have joined some of the CSU sister campuses and about 200 law enforcement agencies nationwide who are trading their traditional patches for pink patches through Oct....

City of Oxnard Cultural and Community Services update for Oct. 3

City of Oxnard Cultural and Community Services update for Oct. 3

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Heroes of Hospice of Santa Barbara Honored at Awards Luncheon

Heroes of Hospice of Santa Barbara Honored at Awards Luncheon

SANTA BARBARA — Hospice of Santa Barbara was pleased to recognize and celebrate the heroes in our community last Wednesday at its “Jewels by the Sea” luncheon and awards ceremony, held at the Four Seasons Biltmore, Coral Casino. As part of the 2017 Heroes of Hospice of Santa Barbara event, several outstanding individuals and organizations...

California Members of Congress Urge Governor to Sign Jackson Title IX Bill

California Members of Congress Urge Governor to Sign Jackson Title IX Bill

SACRAMENTO – Thirty members of California’s Congressional Delegation have issued a letter urging Governor Brown to sign Senate Bill 169, a bill authored by  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that would codify federal Title IX civil rights protections in state law. (A copy of the complete letter is attached.) “As members of Congress, we hear...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Announce New Chief Executive Officer

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Announce New Chief Executive Officer

AGOURA — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is pleased to announce the appointment of their new CEO, Dr. Crystal N?one. Before joining the Boys & Girls Clubs, Dr. N?one served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Native Pacific Education Culture (INPEACE) where she was responsible for the...

ShelterBox USA Welcomes Hannah Rael as New Volunteer Program Manager

ShelterBox USA Welcomes Hannah Rael as New Volunteer Program Manager

ShelterBox USA, the U.S.-based affiliate of one of the world’s leading disaster relief and humanitarian aid organizations, announces Hannah Rael as its new Volunteer Program Manager. Rael brings to ShelterBox more than six years of experience in nonprofit public relations and marketing as well as journalism. “Hannah is an enthusiastic and driven communications professional...

Museum of Ventura County update for Oct. 2

Museum of Ventura County update for Oct. 2

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. Meet Featured Artist Hiroko Yoshimoto at ArtWalk Ventura October 7-8 ?The Museum of Ventura County will be participating in the 24th annual ArtWalk Ventura, with free admission both days. Meet featured artist Hiroko Yoshimoto and enjoy her solo show, Artful Brush, a series...

Oct. 20 — A Musical Journey: From Africa to the Americas

Oct. 20 — A Musical Journey: From Africa to the Americas

SANTA BARBARA — Ricardo Lemvo will perform from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 at the UCSB Multicultural Center Lounge. “A blend of Cuban and Central African traditions that is seamless and organic- and infectious.” The Los Angeles Times Ricardo Lemvo’s innovative blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms and Pan-Africa styles (soukous, Angolan semba and kizomba) are...

Oct. 20 — Symposium – Art from Guatemala: 1960 – Present at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Oct. 20 — Symposium – Art from Guatemala: 1960 – Present at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art are proud to present a symposium focusing on Guatemalan visual art production from the 1960s to the present day as the culmination of the exhibition Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960 – Present. The...

Oct. 20, Nov. 17 — $5 Friday: Community Art Night

Oct. 20, Nov. 17 — $5 Friday: Community Art Night

NEWBURY PARK — Create art inspired by our amazing world at our $5 Friday! at Art Trek, 703 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. $5 Friday is a wonderful community art night that offers five art stations of different materials; drawing, painting, and occasionally sculpting! Attendees spend the evening creating art with friends and family....

Oct. 21 — Teen Workshop with Hellen Ascoli

Oct. 21 — Teen Workshop with Hellen Ascoli

SANTA BARBARA — Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara: Combine traditional and contemporary fiber arts! Meet Guatemalan artist and museum educator Hellen Ascoli and experience weaving with a traditional Mayan backstrap loom. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP here to reserve your spot. Please arrive on time. Spaces not filled by the start of...

Oct. 21 — Portraits of the Past Is First Look at Santa Paula Art Museum’s Impressive Latino Art Collection

Oct. 21 — Portraits of the Past Is First Look at Santa Paula Art Museum’s Impressive Latino Art Collection

Premiere Party: Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Exhibit runs October 21, 2017 through January 28, 2018 at the Santa Paula Art Museum SANTA PAULA —The Santa Paula Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition, De Colores Art Show: Portraits of the Past, will be the public’s first glimpse into the Museum’s exceptionalDe Colores Art...

Oct. 21 — Ventura County Genealogical Society 2017 Annual Seminar

Oct. 21 — Ventura County Genealogical Society 2017 Annual Seminar

CAMARILLO — One-Day Seminar Featuring: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG®, FMGS, FUGA Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Camarillo Library Community Room 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., walk-ins welcome Box lunch, pre-order required Silent auction, door prizes, and sales table To register online, visit our Seminar...

Through Oct. 21 — Hospice of Santa Barbara Offers Men a Welcoming Place to Gain the Strength and Courage to Express Grief

Through Oct. 21 — Hospice of Santa Barbara Offers Men a Welcoming Place to Gain the Strength and Courage to Express Grief

SANTA BARBARA — Coping with the death of a spouse, family member or close friend is difficult but even more challenging is processing through your grief while feeling like you have to deal with it in the stereotypical way men do – often by “toughening up” and not showing emotion. No one should ever...

Oct. 21-22 — First United Methodist Church announces its 150th Anniversary Weekend

Oct. 21-22 — First United Methodist Church announces its 150th Anniversary Weekend

SANTA BARBARA — The First United Methodist Church holds its 150th Anniversary Celebration at the church located on the corner of Anapamu and Garden Streets the weekend of October 21 & 22, 2017. The theme for this anniversary year is “Planted in faith, rooted in love, growing in grace!”   On Saturday, October 21, a Celebration Service will...

Oct. 21 — Fired Up for Special Olympics Fundraiser

Oct. 21 — Fired Up for Special Olympics Fundraiser

SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara City and County Firefighters will come together on Saturday, October 21st to host the 3rd Annual Fired Up for Special Olympics Fundraiser. Located at the Santa Barbara Carriage Museum for the first time ever, this year’s dinner will take place from 5pm-10pm. The evening will include a silent...

Oct. 22, Nov. 12, Dec. 3 — Oceanview Pavilion Pro-Wrestling TV Show

Oct. 22, Nov. 12, 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.

Oct. 22 — Community Celebration

Oct. 22 — Community Celebration

SANTA BARBARA — Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara: Celebrate Contemporary Art from Guatemala with refreshments, entertainment, and special tours at the full hour! Join us for an interactive weaving activity with Guatemalan performance artist Hellen Ascoli at the Community Arts Workshop!  October 22, 2017  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Community Arts Workshop

Oct. 22 — Conejo Dems Learn About Fake Money and All the President’s Bankers

Oct. 22 — Conejo Dems Learn About Fake Money and All the President’s Bankers

Facebook Twitter Web   Upcoming Events for Conejo Dems   Conejo Valley Democratic Club Meeting Please Note that the Date and Time of Our Big Fundraiser, The Garden Party, Has Been Changed to: Sunday, October 22nd from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Hall, Thousand Oaks For more information call...

Oct. 23 — Chicken Soup for the Soul Originator Presents Mind & Supermind Lecture at SBCC School of Extended Learning

Oct. 23 — Chicken Soup for the Soul Originator Presents Mind & Supermind Lecture at SBCC School of Extended Learning

SANTA BARBARA — SBCC School of Extended Learning welcomes Chicken Soup for the Soul originator Jack Canfield to present the next Mind & Supermind lecture, “How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want To Be: A Holistic Approach” on Oct. 23. In this highly interactive and engaging presentation, Canfield will share...

Oct. 26 — Dia de los Muertos Ofrendas: A Chicano Art Practice for Honoring our Loved Ones

Oct. 26 — Dia de los Muertos Ofrendas: A Chicano Art Practice for Honoring our Loved Ones

VENTURA — The Museum of Ventura County will present “Dia de los Muertos Ofrendas: A Chicano Art Practice for Honoring our Loved Ones,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at 100 E. Main Street, Ventura. Special guest, Roberto Vargas will present the use of ofrendas (altars) and ceremony for honoring our loved ones as reflected in...

Oct. 26 — Ghosts and Goblins invited for a Spooktacular Evening of Halloween Fun at The Collection at RiverPark

Oct. 26 — Ghosts and Goblins invited for a Spooktacular Evening of Halloween Fun at The Collection at RiverPark

OXNARD — Ghosts, goblins and monsters galore – it’s time for trick-or-treating once more. The Collection at RiverPark invites children and their families to an evening of Halloween grandeur on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6-8 p.m. Sponsored by Sunny Smiles Dentistry for Children and Young Adults, families and friends can visit participating merchants listed on...

Through Oct. 26 — Channel Islands Maritime Museum announces Artist in Residence Studio Hours

Through Oct. 26 — Channel Islands Maritime Museum announces Artist in Residence Studio Hours

OXNARD — Channel Islands Maritime Museum announces Artist in Residence Studio Hours. Come see the artist, Shannon Celia in action every Monday and Thursday during the month of October in the Brenda & Gary Farr Gallery on the Upper Deck of CIMM! Mondays, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th and Thursdays Oct. 5th, 12th, 19th, and...

Oct. 27 — Santa Barbara City College To Host “Trunk or Treat” Halloween Event for Children of the Community

Oct. 27 — Santa Barbara City College To Host “Trunk or Treat” Halloween Event for Children of the Community

SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara City College Athletics Department will be hosting their First Annual Trunk or Treat event for the children of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara City College community on Friday, October 27, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The event will be held in parking lot 2C, adjacent to...

Oct. 27 — Global from the Get-Go: Global Manufacturing for Startups Summit Clarifies the Path from Prototype to Market

Oct. 27 — Global from the Get-Go: Global Manufacturing for Startups Summit Clarifies the Path from Prototype to Market

SANTA  BARBARA — Join your entrepreneurial-minded peers at the Global Manufacturing for Startups Summit later this month, hosted by the Santa Barbara City College Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The Summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. on Friday, October 27, with networking to follow until 2:45 at The Fess...

Oct. 29 — Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Four Locations in Santa Paula

Oct. 29 — Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Four Locations in Santa Paula

Families and Visitors of All Ages Are Invited to Join this Community-Wide Celebration Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at four different Santa Paula locations, including the California Oil Museum, the Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum, the Santa Paula Art Museum and Santa Paula Cemetery. This free, family-friendly event...

Oct. 29 — Channel Islands Harbor Hosts Annual Farmers Market Pumpkin Fun Day

Oct. 29 — Channel Islands Harbor Hosts Annual Farmers Market Pumpkin Fun Day

OXNARD — Channel Islands Harbor will hosts its Annual Pumpkin Fun Day Oct. 29. The community is invited to join in the fun at the Channel Islands Harbor Farmers’ Market located in the north parking lot adjacent to Marine Emporium Landing, 3350 S. Harbor Blvd. Bring the whole family for a day of fun....

Oct. 29 — Santa Barbara Museum of Art to present Free Family Day: Dia de los Muertos

Oct. 29 — Santa Barbara Museum of Art to present Free Family Day: Dia de los Muertos

SANTA BARBARA — For the 28th year, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art honors the Mexican tradition of remembering the dead with a variety of family festivities in the galleries, front steps, and back plaza, featuring traditional Mexican folk music by Conjunto Jardin and Mariachi Sol Huasteco, dances by Quetzalcoatl, art activities, traditional Mexican refreshments,...

Through October — Channel Islands Maritime Museum announces October events

Through October — Channel Islands Maritime Museum announces October events

OXNARD — Channel Islands Maritime Museum announces October events. Exhibit Opens:  ”Our Ocean’s Edge” Monday, October 2, 2017 10:00am 4:00pm Channel Islands Maritime Museum Exploring the beautiful essence of California’s 1,100 mile long coastline through photography and prose, this exhibition features black and white images from LA-based photographer Jasmine Swope’s quest to capture the essence of California’s marine...

Through Oct. 30 — ‘Celebration of Latino Arts & Culture: Pacific Standard Time — Latino Visions in Oxnard’

Through Oct. 30 — ‘Celebration of Latino Arts & Culture: Pacific Standard Time — Latino Visions in Oxnard’

OXNARD — The DNTN Gallery, the Rodolfo F. Acuña Art Gallery and the City of Oxnard presents the “Celebration of Latino Arts & Culture: Pacific Standard Time — Latino Visions in Oxnard” from Friday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Oct. 31. Opening reception to be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 at...

Nov. 1 — CSUCI’s Day of the Dead celebration includes outdoor sand sculpture and imaginative ofrendas

Nov. 1 — CSUCI’s Day of the Dead celebration includes outdoor sand sculpture and imaginative ofrendas

CAMARILLO — Crocheted tacos, eggs, skulls and pan dulce decorate one of many altars or ofrendas that will be on display at Napa Gallery for the 2017 Day of the Dead celebration at CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI). The all-day celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 1 is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the John Spoor Broome Library at One...

Nov. 2 — Curated Cocktails to be held at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Nov. 2 — Curated Cocktails to be held at 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...

Nov. 3 — Santa Barbara Museum of Art to present Free Musical Conversation with Camilo Lara, Ceci Bastida of Mexrrissey

Nov. 3 — Santa Barbara Museum of Art to present Free Musical Conversation with Camilo Lara, Ceci Bastida of Mexrrissey

SANTA BARBARA — A curated conversation about the songs that shaped the lives of musical artist Camilo Lara and singer-songwriter Ceci Bastida of Mexrrissey from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Mary Craig Auditorium, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara. Co-presented by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and UCSB Arts...

Nov. 4 — Vietnam Veterans Lunch with Medal of Honor Recipient, Colonel Jack Jacobs

Nov. 4 — Vietnam Veterans Lunch with Medal of Honor Recipient, Colonel Jack Jacobs

SANTA BARBARA — Many, including Veterans of the Vietnam War, will find this an exceptional opportunity to meet this highly-decorated veteran. Join us to share our stories and enjoy lunch at the Elks Club. This event is co-sponsored by VVA Chapter 218. Over the course of his military service, Jack Jacobs served as a...

Nov. 4 — 21st Annual Military Ball

Nov. 4 — 21st Annual Military Ball

SANTA BARBARA — The Military Ball is a formal evening mingling with honored guests, veterans and active duty military members. The event includes a cocktail hour, three-course dinner, dancing, live music, and moving tributes to those who have served our country. Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam War veteran Jack Jacobs will be the...

Through Nov. 5 — Carnegie Art Museum to present ‘Fiesta Noche de Recuerdos Altar’

Through Nov. 5 — Carnegie Art Museum to present ‘Fiesta Noche de Recuerdos Altar’

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Don’t miss participating in the community altar honoring Jackson Wheeler – Create a Nicho! Jackson has left an imprint in the memory of all those who knew him and for that reason we are calling on all his friends to join the Museum in honoring his memory...

Nov. 6 — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County’s (BBSVC) ninth-annual Bags, Bling & Bubbly champagne luncheon

Nov. 6 — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County’s (BBSVC) ninth-annual Bags, Bling & Bubbly champagne luncheon

CAMARILLO — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County’s (BBSVC) much-anticipated, ninth-annual Bags, Bling & Bubbly champagne luncheon will return to Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo on Monday, November 6th.  The stylish event, benefitting BBSVC, begins at 11:00 AM with an amazing array of new designer and vintage handbags, jewelry, and accessories available for purchase or...

Through Nov. 7 — Award-Winning Local Historian and Author Erin Graffy at SBCC School of Extended Learning: ‘After the Fall: A Cultural History of Postwar Vietnam’

Through Nov. 7 — Award-Winning Local Historian and Author Erin Graffy at SBCC School of Extended Learning: ‘After the Fall: A Cultural History of Postwar Vietnam’

SANTA BARBARA — It’s a period that’s been explored in many ways and mediums, most recently in Ken Burns’ documentary series “The Vietnam War.” However, the country’s postwar history is rarely explored. Now Santa Barbara will have a chance to understand this fascinating and significant time with SBCC School of Extended Learning instructor Erin...

Nov. 7 — Central City Swing Big Band Jazz Fall Concert in Orcutt

Nov. 7 — Central City Swing Big Band Jazz Fall Concert in Orcutt

ORCUTT —  The Central City Swing Band will perform their annual Fall Concert on Tuesday evening, November 7th, 2017 at 7:30PM. The concert will feature music arranged in a traditional or vintage swing style as well as arrangements in a modern jazz style. The actual playlist is not finalized until the evening of the concert, but you can...

Through Nov. 10 — Tuition Assistance Application Period Opens for SBCC School of Extended Learning Spring Semester

Through Nov. 10 — Tuition Assistance Application Period Opens for SBCC School of Extended Learning Spring Semester

SANTA BARBARA — To help as many people as possible take fee-based classes, SBCC’s School of Extended Learning is opening its Tuition Assistance Awards application period through Nov.10 for the Spring Semester. Students with limited resources can apply for $125 tuition assistance. Application forms are  available online at https://www.thecll.org/library/tuition-assistance. Paper forms are available in person at...

Nov. 10 — Granada Theatre’s Movies That Matter – ‘Thank You for Your Service’

Nov. 10 — Granada Theatre’s Movies That Matter – ‘Thank You for Your Service’

SANTA BARBARA — The Granada Theatre will be showcasing the documentary “Thank You for Your Service,” a nationally-acclaimed documentary, co-directed by Santa Barbara’s own local veteran, William T. Rodriquez. This documentary takes aim at the failed mental health policies within the U.S. Military and their tragic consequences. Thank You for Your Service won the...

Nov. 11 — Veterans Day Ceremony

Nov. 11 — Veterans Day Ceremony

SANTA BARBARA — Come honor America’s veterans by joining the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1649 and Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation for a moving ceremony at the Santa Barbara Cemetery. A keynote speaker and special appearance by the Santa Barbara Choral Society will serve as a poignant tribute to all veterans. WHEN: Saturday, Nov....

Nov. 12 — Patriot Parachute Team Skydive Performance

Nov. 12 — Patriot Parachute Team Skydive Performance

SANTA BARBARA — Follow the parade down State Street to the Veterans Memorial Building to watch in awe as skydiving members of the Patriot Parachute Team – a team of Active Duty SEALS and retired SEALS – perform in the sky above the waterfront and land spectacularly on Cabrillo Boulevard. WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Sunday,...

Nov. 12 — 5th Annual Salute to Vets

Nov. 12 — 5th Annual Salute to Vets

SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation and Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation present an afternoon with live music, food, military vehicles on display, local beer and wine vendors, prizes and much more. Steve McPeters Band and Phantom Pomps will be performing throughout the afternoon. Join the fun and help support local area vets...

Nov. 12 — Santa Barbara Veterans Parade

Nov. 12 — Santa Barbara Veterans Parade

SANTA BARBARA — This star-spangled event will include a mix of entertainment and heartfelt military tributes, complete with WWII vehicles and re-enactors, representation from all branches of the military, a Huey helicopter, and historic military aircraft flyovers. Come show your support for our veterans and watch the parade as it makes its way down...

Nov. 16 — Third Thursday Studio: Colors | Mixing in Action at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Nov. 16 — Third Thursday Studio: Colors | Mixing in Action at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Create a personal palette of hues, tints, tones, and shades with color expert Monika Molnar-Metzenthin and apply the color scheme on a three dimensional object in the style of Diana de Solares. Be part of a fun evening of creation, experimentation, and conversation over art...

Through Nov. 19 — Carnegie Art Museum announces Fall Exhibit — ‘The Avalanche and The Silence New Works by Linda Arreola’

Through Nov. 19 — Carnegie Art Museum announces Fall Exhibit — ‘The Avalanche and The Silence New Works by Linda Arreola’

OXNARD — Influenced by the architecture of Mesoamerica and the sleek lines of modernist design, Linda Arreola investigates geometric spatial arrangements using an elemental and minimalist sensibility. Arreloa’s explorations using geometric abstraction create what she calls spiritual structural environments. As with the experience she had upon seeing the pyramids of Teotihuacan for the first time,...

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...

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...

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 — 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...

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 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...

Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau update for Sept. 30

Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau update for Sept. 30

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   We call ’em Disco WavesEvery few years, Ventura’s beaches glow neon blue in a mesmerizing display of bioluminescence. Bioluminescence refers to the light resulting from a chemical reaction within a living organism. We are used to seeing it in fireflies but the majority of bioluminescence occurs in the ocean....

VCCDC update for Sept. 29

VCCDC update for Sept. 29

September 2017 From House to Home Client Highlight For Aimee Shapiro her new home is more than just a place it’s the feeling of freedom, independence and peace. Homeownership wasn’t something that Aimee, a single mother of two boys, thought she would ever achieve. After her divorce she moved in with her parents to...

EDC-VC Business Line update for Sept. 29

EDC-VC Business Line update for Sept. 29

Click here for the entire e-newsletter     Chairman’s Message   Cheryl Heitmann is EDC-VC board chair and Ventura City Councilwoman Celebrating the Power of Women Entrepreneurs in Ventura County October is National Women’s Small Business Month, which calls us to recognize the leading role that women-owned businesses play in economic vitality and social equity....

CSUCI nursing student Amanda Garcia wins prestigious CSU Trustees’ Award

CSUCI nursing student Amanda Garcia wins prestigious CSU Trustees’ Award

CAMARILLO — Determination to support and set a good example for her sons is what motivates CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) nursing student Amanda Garcia. The 30-year-old Santa Maria native is one of 23 students, one from each of the CSU campuses, to receive the prestigious CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The CSU Board of Trustees honored...

Guest column: Notes from the Acuna Arts & Culture Gallery Collective — Our efforts to acquire a permanent home in Oxnard!

Guest column: Notes from the Acuna Arts & Culture Gallery Collective — Our efforts to acquire a permanent home in Oxnard!

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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 Armando Vazquez / Guest contributor The Acuna Arts & Culture Collective met Friday, September 22, 2017, at our temporary art...

Bilingual commentary: What “Hot Felons” Can Teach Us

Bilingual commentary: What “Hot Felons” Can Teach Us

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Mekhi Alante Lucky likely never imagined his life would take the turn that it did. What might have started to be a regular cycle of visits to the jails and prisons as an inmate instead became an opportunity to showcase the gift that he had been...

Museum of Ventura County update for Sept. 28

Museum of Ventura County update for Sept. 28

Museum of Ventura County Elects New Board The Museum of Ventura County announced Tuesday that it has elected a new board of directors who will direct the museum’s fundraising, exhibits and programming, connecting the community with the history and culture of Ventura County. “We have a past, present and future that make us a...

Bilingual report: Trust Fund “Fuerza Mexico” created for Areas Affected by Earthquake

Bilingual report: Trust Fund “Fuerza Mexico” created for Areas Affected by Earthquake

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Governor Signs Limón Bill Giving Healthcare Providers Full Information in Mental Health Emergencies

Governor Signs Limón Bill Giving Healthcare Providers Full Information in Mental Health Emergencies

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Bill 1119, authored by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure that emergency healthcare providers have full medical records, has been signed by the Governor. With this new law, emergency healthcare providers will have access to full medical records in case of a mental health crises or situation where a patient is unable...

CSUCI will accept fall 2018 applications beginning Oct. 1

CSUCI will accept fall 2018 applications beginning Oct. 1

CAMARILLO — Beginning Oct. 1, all 23 California State University (CSU) campuses, including CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) will be accepting applications for fall 2018. This is the first time all prospective students will apply online at the CSU’s new application portal: Cal State Apply. Transfer students used it earlier this year, but this is the first time it...

Bilingual report: Help with Disaster Relief for Earthquake in Mexico

Bilingual report: Help with Disaster Relief for Earthquake in Mexico

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Pacific Premier Banking on Student Futures

Pacific Premier Banking on Student Futures

CENTRAL COAST — When it comes to building a healthy life filled with opportunity, Pacific Premier is banking on the bright futures of students who live at Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) properties. Knowing that being able to live in safe, affordable housing is only the start, the community bank, headquartered in Irvine, has made...

ShelterBox USA Raises More Than $225,000 at Organization’s First Event in Santa Barbara

ShelterBox USA Raises More Than $225,000 at Organization’s First Event in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — Santa Barbara-based international disaster relief organization ShelterBox USA netted more than $225,000 at their first local event “An Evening to Experience ShelterBox” held Sept. 21. “We are inspired by the outpouring of support from our local community and their desire to provide shelter, dignity, and hope to families affected by crisis...

Art Lovers Walk the Walk at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s 2017 Artwalk

Art Lovers Walk the Walk at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s 2017 Artwalk

SANTA BARBARA — Artists, art lovers, and Museum supporters gathered at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History last Friday evening, marking the official kickoff of Artwalk 2017. The artist and patron reception took place on Friday, September 22nd in Fleischmann Auditorium, and gave those in attendance the first opportunity to view and purchase...

Gold Coast Health Plan Helps Fund the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging’s Fall Prevention Program

Gold Coast Health Plan Helps Fund the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging’s Fall Prevention Program

Medi-Cal Plan Awards $50,000 to Local Health Care Agency   CAMARILLO — Gold Coast Health Plan has awarded $50,000 to the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging’s Fall Prevention Program through its Community Health Investments initiative. The award supports supervisor John C. Zaragoza and the county Board of Supervisors’ proclamation of September 22 to 28 as...

Local Collaborative Encourages Transition from “Learning to Read” to “Reading to Learn” for Third Graders

Local Collaborative Encourages Transition from “Learning to Read” to “Reading to Learn” for Third Graders

Campaign for Grade Level Reading Kickoff to be held Sept. 28 SANTA BARBARA — United Way of Santa Barbara County and its partners are proud to introduce a new local collaborative, the Campaign for Grade Level Reading. This local partnership is part of a national collaboration of communities focused on improving third grade reading...

Carnegie Art Museum update for Sept. 26

Carnegie Art Museum update for Sept. 26

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Welcome CAM Studio Guest Artist The Drawn Art of Dave Velasquez through – October 31, 2017 Reception will be held Friday, October  20    5-7pm      free Dave Velasquez is a self-taught artist highly talented in drawing and capturing popular SoCal culture with humorous insight and rendering it in...

1,200 Volunteers Took Part in United Way of Santa Barbara County’s 26th Annual Day of Caring

1,200 Volunteers Took Part in United Way of Santa Barbara County’s 26th Annual Day of Caring

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Volunteers fanned out throughout Goleta, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria for United Way of Santa Barbara County’s 26th Annual Day of Caring Sept. 16, taking on a wide range of community projects. Volunteers of all ages came together to complete much-needed improvement projects, such as gardening at the Pilgrim Terrace and...

Gold Coast Transit District Presents Contest Winner with New Beach Cruiser

Gold Coast Transit District Presents Contest Winner with New Beach Cruiser

OXNARD — Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD) presented Rebecca Kajumba with her new beach cruiser after her photo was randomly selected as the winner of the District’s Dump the Pump Summer Selfie Contest. Launched in June, the annual Dump the Pump campaign is a national effort led by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) that...

Jackson Issues Statement on DeVos Announcement to Rescind Title IX Protections

Jackson Issues Statement on DeVos Announcement to Rescind Title IX Protections

Jackson Urges Brown to Sign Her Bill, SB 169, To Codify Title IX Guidelines SACRAMENTO – Following the announcement this morning by federal Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that the Trump Administration made the decision to rescind Obama-era guidelines on Title IX and student sexual assault and harassment, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)  issued...

Museum of Ventura County update for Sept. 22

Museum of Ventura County update for Sept. 22

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 Educator Showcase and Volunteer Fair Attention volunteers and teachers! Come learn about the many volunteer opportunities and quality education programs available at the Museum of Ventura County and the Agriculture Museum at the Educator Showcase and Volunteer...


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