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Bilingual commentary: The Dilemma of the DREAMers

September 14, 2017
Bilingual commentary: The Dilemma of the DREAMers

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Recently, the unfortunate residents of south Texas and then south Florida knew that storms were brewing and growing before they struck. Similarly, this country’s DREAMers, who had been afforded protection from deportation and other benefits under the Obama administration, could see the dark clouds gathering the moment that candidate Trump won the election and then initiated his presidency with a nationalistic speech that did not seem to bode well for immigrants. “DREAMers” are part of a group of child-immigrants brought to this country before the age of 16 and who found...
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City of Oxnard Cultural and Community Services update for Sept. 14

September 14, 2017

Visit https://www.oxnard.org for more information   September 2017 DEPARTMENT NEWS OXNARD PAL HELPS KIDS START THE SCHOOL YEAR PREPARED! The Oxnard Police Activities League (PAL) recently expanded on its Back-to-School Outreach program by providing free backpacks to students at Haycox School in Oxnard?s Southwinds neighborhood. The giveaways took place from August 23rd through August 25th, and provided approximately 1,100 backpacks to all of the school?s enrolled students. Combined with bags distributed at the annual K-12 Resource Fair by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, PAL has provided roughly 1,600 backpacks to local children. The event was also used to inform Southwinds neighborhood residents...
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Jackson’s SB 63, New Parent Leave Act, Passes Off Senate Floor, Heads to Governor’s Desk

September 14, 2017
Jackson’s SB 63, New Parent Leave Act, Passes Off Senate Floor, Heads to Governor’s Desk

SACRAMENTO — SB 63, a bill authored by  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)  to provide 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected maternity and paternity leave for Californians who work for smaller employers of 20 or more, passed the Assembly floor today on a 51-15 vote. The bill now heads back to the Senate for concurrence. SB 63, the New Parent Leave Act, ensures that more Californians can take leave to care for a newborn without the fear of losing their jobs. Under current law, only those who work for an employer of 50 or more are eligible for job-protected leave. However,...
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Bills Aiming to secure California from Cyberattacks Reach Governor’s Desk

September 14, 2017
Bills Aiming to secure California from Cyberattacks Reach Governor’s Desk

SACRAMENTO – The California State Legislature passed two bills designed to help further secure California’s valuable network from cybercriminals. Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, Chair of the Select Committee on Cybersecurity, has authored AB 531 and AB 1022, which provides more tools for California to assess its cyber-readiness and ensure that the state is doing all it can to keep important data secure. “We’ve seen recent large scale cyber-attacks targeting governments and large companies around the world,” said Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin. “It is essential that California, as the fifth largest economy in the world, has the cyber defenses that match its status...
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Jackson Bill SB 169 Passes Assembly Floor, Heads Back to Senate

September 14, 2017
Jackson Bill SB 169 Passes Assembly Floor, Heads Back to Senate

SACRAMENTO – While the Trump Administration works to roll back Obama-era efforts protecting students from sex discrimination and sexual assault on campuses under Title IX, the California legislature passed SB 169, a bill authored by  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)  that will codify these civil rights protections into state law. The bill passed the Assembly on a bipartisan 61-12 vote. The bill now heads back to the Senate for a concurrent vote this week. “I am pleased to see that the actions of Washington will not be affecting California. Last week, Secretary Betsy DeVos rolled back guidelines on...
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Museum of Ventura County update for Sept. 14

September 14, 2017
Museum of Ventura County update for Sept. 14

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. In conjunction with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Latin American & Latino Art in LA, the Museum of Ventura County presents Ayer y Todavía Experience Chicano culture and history, as well as current struggles and social issues, as seen through the eyes of Chicano artists in Ayer y Todavía, opening Friday, September 15 with an evening of art and music, 6 – 9 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main Street, Ventura. Enjoy live music provided by Los Fabulocos Band, and a chance to visit with the artists and the...
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Bill to Extend Solar Thermal Program Passes California Legislature

September 14, 2017
Bill to Extend Solar Thermal Program Passes California Legislature

Bill to Incentivize Solar Energy to Reduce Natural Gas Use Headed to Governor’s Desk SACRAMENTO—The California Legislature passed AB 797 (Irwin) this afternoon.  With the bipartisan vote in the Assembly of 45-19 today and the Senate’s bipartisan 30-10 vote on Tuesday, the bill now heads to the Governor for his signature.  The bill extends consumer incentives for solar thermal technologies that heat water and air using the sun’s energy, reducing natural gas use in homes and buildings.  The bill is part of the state’s ongoing efforts to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals, improve air quality, and support economic development....
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Economic Development Collaborative–Ventura County’s SBDC Expands Roster of Advisors

September 13, 2017
Economic Development Collaborative–Ventura County’s SBDC Expands Roster of Advisors

VENTURA COUNTY — The Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County has added Jay Tsao to its team of 30-plus advisors providing free one-on-one consulting to local businesses to help area companies strengthen and grow their bottom line. Tsao’s expertise in international trade and ecommerce will help local businesses looking to develop trade partnerships with Chinese companies and other global markets. The advisor services are provided through EDC-VC’s Small Business Development Center of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (SBDC). “We are so happy to have Jay join our group of advisors. His strong background in international business and global ecommerce expands our...
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The Collective Studio at Pacific View Mall seeking participants for free Día de los Muertos Workshops

September 12, 2017

PACIFIC VIEW MALL – VENTURA   WE WANT YOU! FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS NOW SEEKING PARTICIPANTS preparing for the FREE community celebration absolutely no experience required!   FREE WORKSHOPS NOW IN SESSION All ages invited to be part of the preparations leading up to  the big free community celebration.   Traditional Art with Yenelli Law Come make the flowers that will decorate the ofrendas and  the picado banners that will decorate the Center Court Stage for the big community celebration on Nov. 5th. Everyone — 7 year old students thru adults — is invited to the FREE workshops lead by Yenelli Law.   All...
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Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Sept. 8

September 12, 2017
Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Sept. 8

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Upcoming Events Harmony Celebration Saturday, September 16, 1pm & 7pm The barbershop show of the year is coming to Santa Barbara this September! Pacific Sound is bringing the brand new 2017 International Gold Medalist Quartet Main Street, and the award-winning Carpe Diem Chorus to entertain us on the West Coast. They will be bringing their masterful harmony and hilarious comedy to the Luke for two exciting shows. For more information and tickets please visit: www.Pacificsound.eventbrite.com or call 1-800-353-1632. Transcendiendo Fronteras Saturday, September 30th, 6:30pm Xochipilli de Santa Barbara presents a night filled with love and passion for dance. Come and support your...
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Museum of Ventura County — A message from the Interim Executive Director

September 12, 2017
Museum of Ventura County — A message from the Interim Executive Director

As you all know, a lot has been happening at the Museum. To keep you current on our efforts, we will be sending out a monthly museum update. You who receive this update are our nearest and dearest supporters, and we want you to hear the latest developments directly from us.  We have a lot to report. Our last update included our success in securing major funding from both the City of Ventura and the County of Ventura. Without this support, the Museum could not have moved forward. We know many of you have thanked your elected representatives for their...
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Sponsorships Available and Auction Items Needed for BGCOP’s 28th Annual Donald K. Facciano Kids Auction & Gala

September 11, 2017
Sponsorships Available and Auction Items Needed for BGCOP’s 28th Annual Donald K. Facciano Kids Auction & Gala

VENTURA COUNTY — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme is seeking the help of individuals and businesses to donate items for auction and sponsors for the upcoming 28th Annual Donald K. Facciano Kids Auction & Gala. The event is the Club’s largest fundraiser and directly benefits their more than 10,400 members and 17 program sites throughout Oxnard and Port Hueneme. The Kids Auction & Gala will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel, 2102 W. Vineyard Ave. BGCOP needs a variety of items for auction at...
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Jackson Bills SB 44 and SB 290 Pass Assembly Floor and Head to Governor’s Desk

September 11, 2017
Jackson Bills SB 44 and SB 290 Pass Assembly Floor and Head to Governor’s Desk

SACRAMENTO – Two key coastal protection bills authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) , SB 44 (Coastal Oil Wells) and SB 290 (Marine Entanglement), passed the Assembly floor with a 76-0 vote and 60-15 vote, respectively on Sept. 7 Senate Bill 44, the Coastal Oil Well Clean Up and Remediation Act, will require that the California State Lands Commission plug old “orphaned” oil wells in California waters when the original oil company that operated the well is out of business and cannot be held responsible. Recent survey work by the California State Lands Commission has identified approximately 200 of...
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Hispanic Heritage Month begins with shows on Sept. 15 in Oxnard, Ventura and Camarillo

September 10, 2017
Hispanic Heritage Month begins with shows on Sept. 15 in Oxnard, Ventura and Camarillo

The Latino Vision Group in Oxnard will hold an opening reception for the Chicano/a Art show “Latino Visions in Oxnard 2017” from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the former Social Security Administration building, 424 South B St., near Plaza Park, Oxnard. Exhibits will be presented through Monday, Oct. 30 at multiple venues. In celebration of the historic Getty Foundation’s “Pacific Standard Time 2017: Latino Visions LA/LA,” as well as the September 15-October 15, 2017 designation as Latino Heritage Month DNTN Gallery, The Acuna Art Gallery, ODMD, Abel Magana, Executive Director and the City of Oxnard bring together some of...
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United Way of Ventura County — There for those who need us most

September 8, 2017
United Way of Ventura County — There for those who need us most

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   President’s Message Dear Friends,  Hurricane Harvey reminds us of the need to prepare and the critical role that United Way plays, along with our partners, in disaster preparation. One of the challenges after a catastrophe strikes is mobilizing caring citizens so they can effectively help their neighbors and neighborhoods. In order to best engage spontaneous volunteers during a disaster, United Way, the Red Cross, and the Sheriff’s Department are collaborating so that community members can volunteer easily and be directed to the City and County departments or community-based organizations where their volunteering...
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Consulado de México en Oxnard — Aviso importante sobre DACA

September 8, 2017
Consulado de México en Oxnard — Aviso importante sobre DACA

View this email in your browser   Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA) Si tienes dudas sobre DACA llama al CIAM para recibir orientación o visita tu Consulado de México.  
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Jackson And De León Issue Statement On Trump Roll Back Of Title IX Protections

September 8, 2017
Jackson And De León Issue Statement On Trump Roll Back Of Title IX Protections

SACRAMENTO — Following the announcement (Sept. 7) by federal Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that the Trump Administration would be rolling back Obama-era guidelines on Title IX and student sexual assault and harassment, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statements: “Let’s be clear, today’s pronouncement puts women and girls at grave risk. Women are raped and sexually assaulted far more often than perpetrators are falsely accused,” said Jackson. “I am unfortunately not surprised that an Administration that has been misogynistic and hostile to women would do all it can...
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‘Back to School Drive’ Drops Off Back to School Items at Franklin Elementary

‘Back to School Drive’ Drops Off Back to School Items at Franklin Elementary

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Franklin Elementary School students grinned and giggled as City National Bank and United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) staff recently outfitted them with backpacks and classroom supplies to get them ready for the new school year. As part of City National Bank ’s 8th annual Back to School Drive,...

Bilingual commentary: The Bridal Veil

Bilingual commentary: The Bridal Veil

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Often, what is considered “acceptable,” or “the way things are done,” has disturbing sexist backdrops. But customs that were once instituted to suppress and limit women are so tightly woven into our Western culture, our way of life and our thinking that we scarcely take note....

California League of United Latin American Citizens: DACA

California League of United Latin American Citizens: DACA

Dear California Members and Friends, as difficult it is to comprehend the challenges to our community regarding cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, we must unite and rise to the challenge. We must be the first line of defense for our communities during this crisis. Never before in our history...

CSUCI one of 70+ destinations on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA art celebration through Jan. 2018

CSUCI one of 70+ destinations on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA art celebration through Jan. 2018

CAMARILLO — The Chicana/Chicano movement of the 1960s and ‘70s, Mexican iconography and ancient Aztec cosmic female deities are all part of a CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) art show designed to kick off the University’s participation in the Getty’s institutive Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (PST: LA/LA) is a far-reaching and ambitious...

Three Gold Coast Transit District Operators Reach Prestigious Driving Milestones

Three Gold Coast Transit District Operators Reach Prestigious Driving Milestones

OXNARD — Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD) recognized three of its bus operators for joining the prestigious One Million Mile Club and Two Million Mile Club, as determined by the National Safety Council, during today’s Board of Directors’ meeting.  The former recognizes professional drivers who have completed 25,000 hours of drive time (12.5 years) without a preventable accident...

Men fundraising for Wine Women & Shoes benefiting RISE

Men fundraising for Wine Women & Shoes benefiting RISE

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — Local men have already raised over $5,000 to benefit RISE while competing for the King of Sole award to be presented at the Wine Women & Shoes event on September 10 at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. Wine Women & Shoes features a fashion marketplace, Central Coast wineries, local...

Twin Vee PowerCats, Inc. Donates Boat to  Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley

Twin Vee PowerCats, Inc. Donates Boat to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley

Proceeds of boat raffle to provide financial assistance to local families in need Fort Pierce, FL – Twin Vee PowerCats, Inc. (Symbol: TVPC) pledged the donation of one of their popular boat models to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley, which will be raffled off during the 15th Annual “Stand Up...

Assemblymember Irwin Announces California Assembly Secures Extra Funding for Veterans in Housing Bond

Assemblymember Irwin Announces California Assembly Secures Extra Funding for Veterans in Housing Bond

Cal-Vet Loan Program to receive more funding for veterans housing.  SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks), Chair of the Assembly Veterans Committee, announced that the Assembly has secured an additional $1 billion in the Affordable Housing Bond agreement to extend the Cal-Vet Home Loan Program, which is currently scheduled to expire in 2018....

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Launches New Website

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Launches New Website

VENTURA COUNTY — Ventura County’s largest law firm, Ferguson Case Orr Paterson, recently launched its new website at www.fcoplaw.com. Designed to offer quick and easy access to essential information, the new site features a more comprehensive profile of the firm’s practice areas and expertise, attorney listings with full bios, and a news section with...

Jackson bill to protect scientists, scientific data passes off assembly floor

Jackson bill to protect scientists, scientific data passes off assembly floor

SACRAMENTO – Introduced in response to threats by the Trump Administration, a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to protect scientists and scientific research from censorship or destruction passed off the Assembly floor today on a 59-13 vote. Senate Bill 51, known as the Whistleblower and Public Data Protection Act, now heads back to...

Assemblymember Irwin’s Statement on Ending the DACA program

Assemblymember Irwin’s Statement on Ending the DACA program

SACRAMENTO — “I’m appalled by today’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program,” said Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) “Nearly 800,000 DACA recipients in the United States have now been put at risk of deportation, including close to 200,000 of them who currently reside in California. These immigrants, who were brought to...

SBCC — An Open Letter to DACA Students

SBCC — An Open Letter to DACA Students

I am saddened this morning that the President of the United States is not honoring the executive order that created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  As a DACA student, you should know that none of this is of your making.  It is not your fault, and you are the innocent one in...

Bilingual report: El Gobierno de México lamenta profundamente la cancelación del Programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA)

Bilingual report: El Gobierno de México lamenta profundamente la cancelación del Programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA)

Desde el inicio de la nueva administración estadounidense, el gobierno de México ha promovido la continuación de DACA, a fin de mantener la protección a jóvenes beneficiarios del programa, cuya mayoría son nacidos en México. Desde el inicio de la nueva administración estadounidense, el gobierno de México ha promovido la continuación de DACA, a...

Breaking Promise to Act ‘With Heart,’ Trump Administration Ends DACA, Eliminates Protection for 800,000 Dreamers

Breaking Promise to Act ‘With Heart,’ Trump Administration Ends DACA, Eliminates Protection for 800,000 Dreamers

Washington, D.C. – President Donald Trump (on Sept. 5)rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama-era immigration policy that grants deportation relief for undocumented people who were brought to the U.S. as children, known as Dreamers. Established in 2012, DACA currently protects 800,000 immigrants and grants them the right to remain in...

Assemblymember Irwin Announces California Assembly Secures Extra Funding for Veterans in Housing Bond

Assemblymember Irwin Announces California Assembly Secures Extra Funding for Veterans in Housing Bond

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) , Chair of the Assembly Veterans Committee, announced that the Assembly has secured an additional $1 billion in the Affordable Housing Bond agreement to extend the Cal-Vet Home Loan Program, which is currently scheduled to expire in 2018. “After returning from service, our veterans face unique challenges when...

Assemblymember Limón issues statement on potential DACA repeal

Assemblymember Limón issues statement on potential DACA repeal

SACRAMENTO —Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) on Sept. 1 issued the following statement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). As the proud daughter of immigrants, and as someone who has worked closely with immigrant students and their families, I know that immigrants contribute to the cultural and economic well-being of California. From research and academia,...

Antioch University Announces New Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

Antioch University Announces New Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

SANTA BARBARA — Antioch University named Norbert Tan as its new associate vice chancellor for institutional advancement. Tan will be based on Antioch University’s Santa Barbara campus and will provide both campus and university-wide fundraising support focusing on initiatives with the West Coast advancement team. He succeeds Barbara Greenleaf, who successfully led fundraising efforts...

Family Service Agency Elects Board Co-Presidents

Family Service Agency Elects Board Co-Presidents

SANTA BARBARA — Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County is pleased to announce Katya Armistead and Cole Kinney as co-presidents for the 2017-18 Board of Directors. FSA and Santa Maria Valley Youth & Family Center (SMVYFC) merged July 1 to form one countywide organization that will provide mental health counseling, basic needs...

Latino News Notes: Pew Research Center reports on DACA, immigrant moms, views of Trump

Latino News Notes: Pew Research Center reports on DACA, immigrant moms, views of Trump

Click here on the entire e-newsletter   September 01, 2017 DACA has shielded nearly 790,000 young unauthorized immigrants from deportation Nearly 790,000 young unauthorized immigrants have received work permits and deportation relief through the federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program since it was created five years ago by President Barack Obama. Requests for renewals have...

City of Oxnard INCO Hosts Mayor’s “State of the Neighborhoods” Address on Sept. 6

City of Oxnard INCO Hosts Mayor’s “State of the Neighborhoods” Address on Sept. 6

OXNARD — On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, the Inter-Neighborhood Council Organization (INCO) will host a special meeting to listen to Mayor Tim Flynn give a “State of the Neighborhoods” presentation.  The INCO meeting will take place at the Performing Arts Center (PACC), 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030, and will start with a social hour at 6:00...

Santa Paula Art Museum update for Sept. 1

Santa Paula Art Museum update for Sept. 1

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM Here’s what is happening at the Museum in September! www.santapaulaartmuseum.org LIVE MUSIC: STUDIO C Sunday, September 10, 2017, at 4:00pm $10 Members // $15 Non-members On Sunday, September 10, the Museum’s beautiful atrium gallery will be transformed into a concert hall for “Studio...

Bilingual commentary: Fighting the Nazis

Bilingual commentary: Fighting the Nazis

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Over 70 years ago, my father was fighting against the Nazis as an American infantryman on French and German soil. Never in his wildest dreams did he ever imagine that I, his son, would find himself also in combat with them—on American soil. But whereas he...

Museum of Ventura County update for Sept. 1

Museum of Ventura County update for Sept. 1

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. Icons and Archetypes A new series of large-scale oil paintings by Ojai-based artist, Tom Hardcastle, explores the artist’s perspective of popular cultural icons and exploitative archetypes that have come to represent more than their own personal identity...

Ventura Visitor’s & Convention Bureau update for Sept. 1

Ventura Visitor’s & Convention Bureau update for Sept. 1

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Cheers to a Happening Craft Brew Scene!You only need to go as far as YouTube for an insider look at Ventura’s craft brew scene. Visit Ventura has a brand new brewery series with episodes featuring the owners and head brewers of each of Ventura’s seven breweries. Which of your beers best...

Santa Barbara Museum of Art update for Aug. 31

Santa Barbara Museum of Art update for Aug. 31

  Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Sunday, September 17 Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now Exhibition Opening! Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now brings together 49 artworks, consisting of installation, sculpture, photography, and video, dating from the early 1990s to the present. A distinctive figure in the international legacy of installation art, Valeska Soares interweaves themes of...

Sept. 19 — Home Buying Fair

Sept. 19 — Home Buying Fair

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Coastal Housing Partnership is hosting a Home Buying Fair designed to help local employees on their path to home ownership. Whether you are ready to buy a home, getting back into the market, or simply dreaming of owning a home, this event is for you! This is the first Home...

Sept. 19 — Coastal Housing Partnership Presents Home Buying Fair at Deckers Rotunda

Sept. 19 — Coastal Housing Partnership Presents Home Buying Fair at Deckers Rotunda

SANTA BARBARA — Local employees have the opportunity to get started on their path to home ownership on Tuesday, September 19. Nonprofit Coastal Housing Partnership is hosting a Home Buying Fair at the Deckers Rotunda, 6601 Hollister Avenue from 5 – 8 pm. This is the first Home Buying Fair to be scheduled as...

Sept. 19 through Oct. 10 — ‘Santa Barbara History You Don’t Know – but Would Love to Ask!’ begins Sept. 19 at SBCC School of Extended Learning

Sept. 19 through Oct. 10 — ‘Santa Barbara History You Don’t Know – but Would Love to Ask!’ begins Sept. 19 at SBCC School of Extended Learning

SANTA BARBARA — Santa Barbara’s past is filled with quirky characters, great inventions and forgotten stories that would even surprise a local. Whether you were born on the South Coast or made it a permanent home after falling for the coastline, local historian and SBCC School of Extended Learning instructor Erin Graffy will uncover...

Sept. 19 — Ventura County Community Development Corporation hosts free Estate Planning Workshop

Sept. 19 — Ventura County Community Development Corporation hosts free Estate Planning Workshop

VENTURA COUNTY — Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) will host a free educational workshop open to anyone interested in learning more about Estate Planning. This workshop is part of VCCDC’s “From House to Home” Homeowner Workshops which are designed to educate homeowners on varying topics such as Financial Planning, Property Taxes, Home Selling and...

Sept. 20 — Channel Islands Maritime Museum to present ‘The Sheik and The Shriek of Araby, A Film History of Hollywood-By-The-Sea’ with historian Richard Senate

Sept. 20 — Channel Islands Maritime Museum to present ‘The Sheik and The Shriek of Araby, A Film History of Hollywood-By-The-Sea’ with historian Richard Senate

OXNARD — The Channel Islands Maritime Museum presents “The Sheik and The Shriek of Araby, A Film History of Hollywood-By-The-Sea”, with writer and local historian Richard Senate at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20. For 22 years Senate worked as historian and historical interpreter for the city of Ventura.   He has studied film history and...

Sept. 21 — Ventura County Housing Trust to present ‘Housing Our Agricultural Workforce’ fundraiser

Sept. 21 — Ventura County Housing Trust to present ‘Housing Our Agricultural Workforce’ fundraiser

CAMARILLO — Non-profit affordable housing partner, Ventura County Housing Trust Fund, announces their annual fundraising event on September 21st, 5-9 pm at the Camarillo Ranch. This year’s focus is on Housing Our Agricultural Workforce. The event includes farm-to-table dinner by Tim Kilcoyne of ScratchVentura, reception with local wines and Institution Ale beer, keynote speaker...

Sept. 21 — OC LIVE to present ‘Flamenco Tablao: Song & Dance from Spain’

Sept. 21 — OC LIVE to present ‘Flamenco Tablao: Song & Dance from Spain’

OXNARD — Our new lecture and performance series, OC LIVE, kicks off on Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:30 pm, in the Oxnard College Performing Arts Building (event info link here). The goal of OC LIVE is to bring dynamic and inspiring speakers and artists to campus regularlythroughout the academic year. Events will include academic lectures/panels, visual art conversations, film & video screenings, theatre & dance...

Sept. 21 through Dec. 6 — Oxnard College launches OC Live with Fall events

Sept. 21 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...

Sept. 23 — Community is Invited to the Dedication Celebration of “Familia y Comunidad”, A New Mural in La Colonia area of Oxnard!

Sept. 23 — Community is Invited to the Dedication Celebration of “Familia y Comunidad”, A New Mural in La Colonia area of Oxnard!

OXNARD — Oxnard Housing Authority Resident Services Department from La Colonia area is proud to announce the dedication ceremony of the “Familia y Comunidad” mural. This momentous event will take place at the parking lot behind the Oxnard Housing Authority Resident Services Offices, located at 1500 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard, on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017...

Sept. 23 — 12th Annual Boys & Girls Club’s “Day for Kids” – Free Event Provides Families a Day of Fun and Quality Time Together

Sept. 23 — 12th Annual Boys & Girls Club’s “Day for Kids” – Free Event Provides Families a Day of Fun and Quality Time Together

VENTURA COUNTY — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme invites the community to the 11th Annual “Day for Kids” 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Martin V. Smith Youth Center, 1900 West 5th Street, Oxnard. The free event boasts a family-fun atmosphere, with carnival games,...

Sept. 23 — Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Gala to Honor Terry Hickey Banks

Sept. 23 — Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Gala to Honor Terry Hickey Banks

CARPINTERIA — Girls Inc. of Carpinteria will host its largest annual fundraiser “An Evening in Bloom” on Saturday, September 23 from 5:30pm-10pm. This year’s gala will be held at Girls Inc.’s campus at 5315 Foothill Road in Carpinteria. The annual affair features a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres hour, red carpet photo reception, plated dinner,...

Sept. 23 — Channel Islands Maritime Museum to present ‘Music at the Maritime’

Sept. 23 — Channel Islands Maritime Museum to present ‘Music at the Maritime’

OXNARD — CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM (CIMM) IS PRESENTING THE 5TH ANNUAL “MUSIC AT THE MARITIME,” ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 FROM 6:00 TO 10:00 PM. CIMM’s PREMIER FUNDRAISER, MUSIC AT THE MARITIME IS AN APPRECIATION OF THE MANY PEOPLE & BUSINESSES THAT SUPPORT THE MUSEUM THROUGH THEIR GENEROUS DONATIONS. THESE SPONSORSHIPS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HELPING US KEEP THE...

Through Sept. 24 — CIMM welcomes artist Daven Anderson for Summer Exhibit

The Rivers: A Celebration of Life & Work on America’s Waterways, with artist Daven Anderson on view July 17 – September 24, 2017 Opening Reception/Artist Talk: July 20 from 6 pm – 8 pm (Members  Only  5 pm – 6 pm)  In conjunction with his exhibition at CIMM, artist Daven Anderson will be holding a 2-day...

Sept. 26 — College Night Out! Museum After Hours

Sept. 26 — College Night Out! Museum After Hours

SANTA BARBARA — Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara welcomes Santa Barbara students as part of Paseo Nuevo College Night Out! Explore the exhibition Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art from 1960 – Present , listen to contemporary Latin-American sounds, sip signature mocktails, and engage in art activities. Free admission. September 26, 2017 6:00...

Starting Sept. 28 through April 29 — From Marimba to Mariachi: ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Announces New Season of Free Concerts

Starting Sept. 28 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 Five groups representing diverse traditions, innovation and inspiration in Latino music and dance: Buyepongo, Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet, La Cuneta Son Machin, Gaby Moreno, and Mariachi Aztlán Free family events in accessible neighborhood venues, followed by refreshments and...

Sept. 28 — Ventura Hillsides Conservancy serves up ‘Nature on Tap’ – a summertime series of environmental lectures at Ventura’s Topa Topa Brewing Company

Sept. 28 — Ventura Hillsides Conservancy serves up ‘Nature on Tap’ – a summertime series of environmental lectures at Ventura’s Topa Topa Brewing Company

VENTURA — The Ventura Hillsides Conservancy (VHC) is teaming up with Topa Topa Brewing Company to host a series of environmental lectures entitled “Nature on Tap” this summer. The public is invited to join VHC staff in September to learn about local environmental topics and VHC’s mission, projects and programs. Lecture dates and topics are: Thursday, 9/28/17: Preserving Ventura’s Open Space –...

Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12 — Assemblymember Irwin to host a series of Workshops for Women

Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12 — Assemblymember Irwin to host a series of Workshops for Women

SACRAMENTO – ssemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) is hosting a series of workshops aimed at guiding women through current issues that affect them on a daily basis. The workshops are being held at the Ventura County Community Foundation at 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd. in Camarillo on Thursday: September 28, October 5, and October 12....

Sept. 29 — Comedy and Cocktails with Jason Love at Studio Channel Islands

Sept. 29 — Comedy and Cocktails with Jason Love at Studio Channel Islands

CAMARILLO — Join comedian and host Jason Love, with fellow-comedians Frank Lucero and Al Ducharme, 7:30 p.m., Sept. 29, for an entertaining evening of stand-up comedy and cocktails at Studio Channel Islands, located at 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advanced. No-host bar available. For information, visit...

Sept. 29 — Free Concert and Cumbia Dance Party with Buyepongo! in Isla Vista

Sept. 29 — Free Concert and Cumbia Dance Party with Buyepongo! in Isla Vista

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Buyepongo: Traditional sounds of Central America + Los Angeles Sonic Diversity = Tropical Cumbia Dance Party! FREE concert and cumbia dance party Presented by ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Friday, September 29 Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Road, Isla Vista 6:15 pm Free Cumbia Class with Rosalina Macisco...

Sept. 29 — Boxtales Theatre Company’s World Premiere of Stand Up Stories – Multicultural Tales to Live By

Sept. 29 — Boxtales Theatre Company’s World Premiere of Stand Up Stories – Multicultural Tales to Live By

WHEN: Friday, September 29 at 7:00pm and Sunday, October 1 at 2:00pm WHERE: Lobero Theatre 33 E. Canon Perdido St. Santa Barbara Ca, 93101 TICKETS: $25 – Adult; $12 – Child ; $15 – Student/Senior All tickets are general admission (no assigned seating) (Tickets are subject to $5 per ticket Lobero Facility Fee; other...

Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 — ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! announces Buyepongo: Traditional sounds of Central America + Los Angeles Sonic Diversity = Tropical Cumbia Dance Party!

Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 — ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara! announces Buyepongo: Traditional sounds of Central America + Los Angeles Sonic Diversity = Tropical Cumbia Dance Party!

Warm up with free cumbia dance class before each show Summary: Los Angeles- based group specializing in cumbia and Afro-beat music from the coasts of Central America Three opportunities to see them for FREE: Friday, September 29, 7 pm, Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Road, Isla Vista Saturday, September 30, 7 pm, Guadalupe City Hall,...

Sept. 30 — Allan Hancock College Concert Band to perform Fall Pops Concert

Sept. 30 — Allan Hancock College Concert Band to perform Fall Pops Concert

SANTA MARIA — The Allan Hancock College Concert Band will perform a Fall Pops Concert on Saturday evening, September 30th, 2017 at 7:30 PM. The concert will feature an eclectic mix of musical selections including: The Star Spangled Banner, Regal Fanfare, Celebration and Dance, Emperata Overture, God’s Country, Song and Dance, Pop and Rock Legends:...

Sept. 30 — Free Concert and Cumbia Dance Party with Buyepongo! in Guadalupe

Sept. 30 — Free Concert and Cumbia Dance Party with Buyepongo! in Guadalupe

GUADALUPE  — Buyepongo: Traditional sounds of Central America + Los Angeles Sonic Diversity = Tropical Cumbia Dance Party! FREE concert and cumbia dance party Presented by ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Saturday, September 30 Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe 6:15 pm Free Cumbia Class with Ricardo Gabaldon and Free Concert with...

Sept. 30 — 6th Annual Port of Hueneme Banana Festival

Sept. 30 — 6th Annual Port of Hueneme Banana Festival

PORT HUENEME — Bananas are tops at the 6th Annual Port of Hueneme Banana Festival, Saturday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Festival guests will enjoy a variety of delicious foods, including BBQ, empanadas, gourmet grilled cheese, sushi burritos, shaved ice, banana splits (of course!), banana beignets and more. Each food vendor...

Sept. 30 — California Welcome Center in Oxnard Welcomes Hannah Hubbard at ‘Meet the Artist’

Sept. 30 — California Welcome Center in Oxnard Welcomes Hannah Hubbard at ‘Meet the Artist’

  OXNARD — The California Welcome Center (CWC) located at the Collection Shopping Center in Oxnard welcomes the community to ‘Meet the Artist’ featuring Hannah Hubbard on Saturday, September 30 from 2 pm to 4 pm. The event is free and open to the public. The California Welcome Center is located at 2786 Seaglass Way. For...

Oct. 1 — Free Concert and Cumbia Dance Party with Buyepongo! in Santa Barbara

Oct. 1 — Free Concert and Cumbia Dance Party with Buyepongo! in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — Buyepongo: Traditional sounds of Central America + Los Angeles Sonic Diversity = Tropical Cumbia Dance Party! FREE concert and cumbia dance party Presented by ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! 6:15 pm Free Cumbia Class with Rosalina Macisco and Free Concert with Buyepongo at 7 pm Sunday, October 1 The Marjorie...

Oct. 1 — Parallel Stories: Richard Rodriguez in Conversation at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Oct. 1 — Parallel Stories: Richard Rodriguez in Conversation at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Sunday, October 1, 2:30 pm Parallel Stories: Richard Rodriguez in Conversation Timed to coincide with the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the far-reaching and ambitious consideration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles taking place across Southern California, noted author, essayist, and commentator Richard Rodriguez explores the color brown...

Oct. 2 — The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Premiere Film Screening and Panelist Discussion at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Oct. 2 — The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island: Premiere Film Screening and Panelist Discussion at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

SANTA BARBARA — The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island, a documentary based on the classic novel Island of the Blue Dolphins by author Scott O’Dell, is set to premiere at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Monday, October 2nd. Filmmaker Paul Goldsmith’s new film brings to life the true story of a...

Oct. 2 through Oct. 19 — Channel Islands Maritime Museum to present Exhibit: ‘Our Ocean’s Edge,’ ‘Chinese Explorers Sailed to America Long Before Columbus,’ other upcoming events

Oct. 2 through Oct. 19 — Channel Islands Maritime Museum to present Exhibit: ‘Our Ocean’s Edge,’ ‘Chinese Explorers Sailed to America Long Before Columbus,’ other upcoming events

October Events at Channel Islands Maritime Museum 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...

Oct. 5 — Curated Cocktails to be held at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Oct. 5 — 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. October 5, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00...

Oct. 6-8 — Harvest Festival to be held at Ventura County Fairgrounds

Oct. 6-8 — Harvest Festival to be held at Ventura County Fairgrounds

VENTURA — Harvest Festival to be held at Ventura County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Click here or on image for more information.

Oct. 7 — Hands-on fun: KidSTREAM and Studio Channel Islands sponsor Global Cardboard Challenge

Oct. 7 — Hands-on fun: KidSTREAM and Studio Channel Islands sponsor Global Cardboard Challenge

OXNARD — KidSTREAM, an emerging children’s museum committed to bringing hands-on STEM learning to the Ventura County community, and Studio Channel Islands Art Center invite kids of all ages to bring their imaginations and creativity to the Global Cardboard Challenge, 1–3 p.m., Oct. 7, at Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd. During this...

Oct. 7 — Studio Channel Islands’ Art à la Mode Gala

Oct. 7 — Studio Channel Islands’ Art à la Mode Gala

CAMARILLO — Studio Channel Islands Arts Center (SCI), a non-profit dedicated to promoting and preserving the arts in Ventura County, invites individuals and businesses to attend its upcoming fifth annual Art à la Mode Gala to be held 5:30–7:30 p.m., Oct. 7, at the Los Posas Country Club, 955 Fairway Drive, Camarillo. This year’s...

Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 3 — Oceanview Pavilion Pro-Wrestling TV Show

Oct. 8, 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. 11 — Ventura County Arts Council presents Arts Stars Awards

Oct. 11 — Ventura County Arts Council presents Arts Stars Awards

OXNARD — The Ventura County Arts Council will present its Arts Stars Awards at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Levity Live at The Collection, Oxnard. Invitations including the names of our honorees will be released soon. Meanwhile we look forward to your joining us as we honor those in our communities who have made...

Oct. 12 — Teatro de las Américas to present annual ‘Black & White Gala’

Oct. 12 — Teatro de las Américas to present annual ‘Black & White Gala’

OXNARD — Teatro de las Américas will present its 2nd annual “Black & White Gala — Noche de Romance by Juan Gonzalez” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. Entertainment and gourmet three-course dinner by executive chef Martin Ledesma. Live auction, silent auction and...

Oct. 18 — VC BNI presents “Legally Referred #6” a business networking mixer

Oct. 18 — VC BNI presents “Legally Referred #6” a business networking mixer

OXNARD — VC BNI presents “Legally Referred #6” a business networking mixer. Wednesday, October 18, from 5 to 7 pm, at The Law Offices Of Peyman & Rahnama (555 South A Street, Oxnard, Ca.). FREE event open to all. More info @ (805) 850-0157

Oct. 18 — Artist Talk: Hellen Ascoli

Oct. 18 — Artist Talk: Hellen Ascoli

SANTA BARBARA — Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. Join Hellen Ascoli, artist, performer, and museum educator at Museo Ixchel, Guatemala City as she discusses her work at the intersection of education, craft, traditional fiber arts, and contemporary ideas.  October 18, 2017  6:00 pm – 7:00 pm  Community Arts Workshop

Oct. 19 — Third Thursday Studio: Weaving | Traditions Today

Oct. 19 — Third Thursday Studio: Weaving | Traditions Today

SANTA BARBARA — Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara: Meet Guatemalan artist and museum educator Hellen Ascoli and experience weaving with a traditional Mayan backstrap loom. Be part of a fun evening of creation, experimentation, and conversation over art and wine! The FREE Third Thursday Studio program invites participants to explore techniques and themes of...

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 — 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 — 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. 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....

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. 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. 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...

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...

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...

Hygiena expands distribution operations in Latin America

Hygiena expands distribution operations in Latin America

Purchase of PMR and creation of Hygiena Mexico establishes permanent base in Mexico City CAMARILLO — Hygiena, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company that specializes in rapid food safety and environmental sanitation testing, today announced that it has acquired Pruebas Microbiologicas Rapidas (PMR), a Mexico City-based distributor that has long served as an independent partner of Hygiena...

CALSEIA Presents Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin with Legislator of the Year Award

CALSEIA Presents Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin with Legislator of the Year Award

Over 150 Local Workers Traveled to Sacramento to Thank the Southern California Legislator for her Clean Energy Leadership SACRAMENTO — At its annual Solar and Storage Worker Day, the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) honored Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) for her outstanding work to promote the growth of local solar and energy storage throughout...

Heroes in our Community Celebrated at Heroes of Hospice of Santa Barbara Luncheon at the Four Seasons Biltmore, Coral Casino

Heroes in our Community Celebrated at Heroes of Hospice of Santa Barbara Luncheon at the Four Seasons Biltmore, Coral Casino

SANTA BARBARA — Hospice of Santa Barbara is proud and privileged to celebrate the 2017 Heroes of Hospice of Santa Barbara “Jewels by the Sea” at the Four Seasons Biltmore, Coral Casino. This year, the organization will honor the Flower Empower program of the Dream Foundation; Ridley-Tree Cancer Center; and Charles Zimmer—longtime past executive...

‘Round Up’ Your Purchases through Sept. 10 to Support Hospice of Santa Barbara

‘Round Up’ Your Purchases through Sept. 10 to Support Hospice of Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — Whether your latest renovation project involves giving your living space new flooring, plumbing facilities or just a simple paint job, your home improvement purchases can help benefit significant programs in your community. Through Sept. 10, shoppers can round up their purchases at the Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center to support Hospice...

Carnegie Art Museum update for Aug. 29

Carnegie Art Museum update for Aug. 29

  Click here for more information   OPENING EXHIBITION September 10 – November 19, 2017  The Avalanche and The Silence New Works by Linda Arreola The duality between tumultuousness and serenity explored in a new series of geometric paintings by an Award Winner of the California Community Foundation 2016 Fellowship for Visual Artists. Opening...

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Summer Programs Help Local Schoolchildren Start the Year Strong

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Summer Programs Help Local Schoolchildren Start the Year Strong

SANTA BARBARA — To help its resident families prepare for the upcoming school year,  Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) hosted a variety of fun and engaging activities for resident children over the summer, including nutrition, computer coding, STEM and other programs. “At PSHH, we not only assist community members to find affordable places to live,...

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, Attorney General Xavier Becerra provide update on child identity theft law

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, Attorney General Xavier Becerra provide update on child identity theft law

SACRAMENTO —  Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks)  and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra provided an update on child identity theft law (AB 1580), which now allows parents, legal guardians or conservators to freeze the credit of children and incapacitated adults. The Attorney General’s office delivered a consumer guide to show parents and guardians, step-by-step, on how the...

Bilingual report: Mexican Consulate in Oxnard reports on bilateral relationship issues

Bilingual report: Mexican Consulate in Oxnard reports on bilateral relationship issues

Regarding the expressions by the President of the United States of America on various issues of the bilateral relationship, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico notifies the following: 1. As the Mexican government has always stated, our country will not pay, under any circumstances, a wall or physical barrier built on US territory...

Assemblymember Irwin co-hosted Military and Veterans Expo and Job Fair

Assemblymember Irwin co-hosted Military and Veterans Expo and Job Fair

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) co-hosted a Military Expo and Job Fair with the Ventura County Military Collaborative on Aug. 26. This was the sixth consecutive year the expo was held and the first that our office hosted the job fair portion. “As Chair of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, I understand the...

Teatro de las Américas issues casting call

Teatro de las Américas issues casting call

OXNARD — Teatro de las Américas is conducting a Workshop-Created play with a casting call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28 at the Black Box Theater at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. The Workshop play will be an Oxnard-centered Pastorela and will be presented in December at the...

Take Advantage of our 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Special Advertising Offer

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 through October 15) is fast approaching and now is the time for you to take advantage of our Special Advertising offer, not only for September-October, but for the rest of the year. Support Amigos805 with our Special Advertising offer at a discounted rate of $25 per month from September through December,...

Bilingual commentary: “Fire and Fury”

Bilingual commentary: “Fire and Fury”

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes President Trump’s recent threats of “fire and fury” may have...

Landscape exhibit by Juvenile Facilities youth takes 3rd place at the Ventura County Fair

Landscape exhibit by Juvenile Facilities youth takes 3rd place at the Ventura County Fair

VENTURA COUNTY — Youth working in the Juvenile Facilities’ landscaping program, along with a certified instructor and Corrections Services Officers, planned, organized resources, completed a project, and entered their work into the Ventura County Fair’s Landscaping and Horticulture exhibit. The exhibit earned a third-place ribbon. Juvenile Facilities youth spent many Saturdays designing and preparing for...

Oxnard PAL Helps Kids Start the School Year Prepared!

Oxnard PAL Helps Kids Start the School Year Prepared!

OXNARD – On the heels of the 3rd Annual K-12 Resource Fair with Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, Oxnard PAL is expanding their Back to School Outreach programs to the Southwinds Neighborhood; the soon-to-be location of a new Oxnard PAL Chapter is set to officially open in late September. The Oxnard Police Activities League Inc., the non-profit fundraising board for the...

Latino News Notes: LULAC Announces Victory in Texas Voter ID Case

Latino News Notes: LULAC Announces Victory in Texas Voter ID Case

Corpus Christi, Texas – Today a federal district court in Corpus Christi found that the Texas Voter ID bill is unconstitutional because it violates both the U.S. Constitution and the Voters Rights Act. Federal District Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos found that once again the state of Texas intentionally discriminated against Latinos and African-Americans in...

Oxnard Commission Now Accepting Submissions for Community Awards

Oxnard Commission Now Accepting Submissions for Community Awards

OXNARD — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 City of Oxnard Community Relations Commission (CRC) Community Recognition Awards. The public is invited to nominate a youth, senior, individual, business and organization that have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in the Oxnard community. The selection committee will review all applications and choose a winner in each...


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