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CSUCI Boating Center gets grant to support ongoing water recreation and safety classes for underserved youth

July 12, 2019
CSUCI Boating Center gets grant to support ongoing water recreation and safety classes for underserved youth

CAMARILLO — Anybody can learn to sail, paddleboard, kayak or simply learn more about our ocean through the Channel Islands Boating Center (CIBC), which is part of CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI). The year-round programs, which are particularly popular in the summertime, just got a boost from the California Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) in the form of a grant for $42,000. This is the 17th year the DBW has supported CSUCI and the boating center with a grant that averages around $40,000. Director of Campus Recreation and Student Wellness Michael Gravagne, Ed.D., said the grant will enable the boating center...
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Bilingual report: Help available for survivors of California 2018 fire disasters

July 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A newly launched assistance program offers help for people who need resources to recover from the wildfire disasters that struck late in 2018 in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The Disaster Case Management Program (DCMP) is working to connect fire survivors with resources to help them recover. Trained case managers can help disaster survivors find assistance with food, clothing, health care, employment and more. This program is available to those affected by two major wildfires: The Camp Fire in Butte County, which began November 8, 2018, caused at least 85 deaths, and burned more than 153,000...
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First 5 Ventura County and Interface Children & Family Services announce locations of Neighborhoods for Learning sites

July 12, 2019

13 ‘Neighborhoods for Learning, Powered by Interface’ locations will serve as early education hubs and resource centers for local children and families VENTURA —  First 5 Ventura County (F5VC) is pleased to join Interface Children & Family Services (ICFS) in announcing 13 Neighborhoods for Learning (NfL) locations scheduled to open in late August. Services will be provided across the county with locations in Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura. The sites will help provide essential learning opportunities and services for Ventura County’s nearly 60,000 children prenatal – 5 and their families....
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Bilingual report: Ventura County Junior Lifeguards Lend Hand, Paint Beach Mural

July 12, 2019

OXNARD — Dozens of Ventura County Junior Lifeguard Program participants took a quick break from their physical activity to lend a hand in painting a community mural at Silver Strand Beach. Armed with gallons of blue, brown, orange, yellow and black paint, the junior lifeguards helped paint a mural with their handprints that includes the Channel Islands, waves, and the ocean. The mural is located at the south end of Silver Strand Beach, an area known for its community murals. Thousands of beach visitors come by each year to view the murals. “This whole line of murals is really...
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Entertainment Lineup Announced for 26th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival

July 11, 2019

OXNARD — The entertainment schedule is set for 26th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival held in Oxnard July 27 and 28 in Oxnard. The lineup features hot salsa, Latin and Cuban sounds performed by musicians from around the world. Nonstop music on the festival’s main stage will be featured both days at Plaza Park from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Here is the 2019 entertainment lineup: Saturday, July 27: La Marcha Sound – 11:00 a.m. Community Dance Showcase – 1:00 p.m. Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca – 2:00 p.m. Calixto Oviedo & Lily Hernandez Orquesta – 4:45 p.m. Sunday, July...
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Announce Newest Member to Board of Governors

July 11, 2019

AGOURA — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley (BGCGCV) is pleased to announce a new member to its Board of Governors, Sheryl Mazirow. Mazirow specializes in Tenant and Buyer Advisory Services and is currently Founder & President of Mazirow Commercial, Inc.  She has over 20 years of experience representing both tenants and buyers in contractual agreements. Her long list of achievements include a Life Time Achievement Awardby the San Fernando Valley Business Journal, as well as being named Top 50 Women in Businessand Who’s Who in Commercial Real Estate Constructionby the Pacific Coast Business Times, all awarded...
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Register now for SBCC fall semester

July 11, 2019

Santa Barbara City College is pleased to announce that registration for fall is now open to everyone in the community, whether you are looking to earn an associate degree, transfer to a 4-year university or enjoy life enrichment classes through the School of Extended Learning. SBCC has been named the #1 Community College in the nation by the Aspen Institute, and for the second year in a row Value Colleges rated SBCC the #1 Community College as “a flawless investment.” Other awards and accolades make SBCC the school of choice for students in a number of academic areas, including:...
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Pleasant Valley School District Provides Summer Writing Program at CLU for 100 Students in Partnership with South Coast Writing Project of UCSB

July 10, 2019
Pleasant Valley School District Provides Summer Writing Program at CLU for 100 Students in Partnership with South Coast Writing Project of UCSB

Inaugural Program Provides College Experience for Students CAMARILLO — Pleasant Valley School District (PVSD) is partnering with the South Coast Writing Project (SCWriP) at University of California, Santa Barbara to put on a summer writing program at Cal Lutheran University (CLU) for students entering grades 4-8 in the district. The program, called Young Writers Camp (YWC), runs July 8 – July 19, Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with chaperoned bus transportation provided for all students to CLU.  Designed to foster a love of writing for students, PVSD’s inaugural program is additionally intended to help students and...
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Bilingual report: Laki Tisopulos named to head Air Pollution Control District

July 10, 2019

VENTURA — The Air Pollution Control Board has named Dr. Laki Tisopulos as the Air Pollution Control Officer/Executive Officer of the Air Pollution Control District. Tisopulos has more than 30 years of experience with the South Coast Air Quality Management District and has a doctoral degree in chemical engineering from the University of Southern California in addition to numerous professional credentials. Tisopulos, 60, is expected to start his new duties on September 3, 2019 contingent on the results of the County’s background and reference checks. He is assuming the position following the retirement of Michael Villegas who joined the...
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Litigation Attorneys Jamie Stein and Jaclyn Joyce Join LightGabler

July 10, 2019

CAMARILLO — Jamie Stein and Jaclyn Joyce, both civil litigation attorneys, have joined Camarillo-based employment law firm LightGabler. Stein litigates all areas of employment law in both state and federal court with particular experience in the areas of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour claims, unfair business practices and Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) actions. A Ventura County native, Stein graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and received her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law. She was admitted to the State Bar of California...
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Bilingual report: Board hears progress in county’s economic vitality

July 10, 2019

VENTURA — The Board of Supervisors received a report in June on the implementation of the County of Ventura Economic Vitality Strategic Plan (EVSP). The plan provides a framework to support the county’s long-term economic vitality. “The County’s Economic Vitality Plan is intended to leverage the existing business support organizations, such as Economic Development Collaborative, cities and community organizations, to improve the local business climate, support local businesses, small and large, through facilitating job training and workforce development, focusing investment in infrastructure such as broadband, supporting the spirit of entrepreneurship and connecting local business to resources,” said County Executive...
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EDC-VC update — In Memoriam: Laurel Shockley

July 9, 2019

IN MEMORIAM: LAUREL SHOCKLEY Clients, Partners and Stakeholders, it is with sadness and regret we write to share the heartbreaking news that our Board Member Laurel Shockley has passed away following a couple of years of health challenges that never dampened her spirit or wit. Laurel was one of our longest standing members, representing Southern California Edison as their Economic Development Manager for a multi-county area. In addition to supporting our work in Ventura County, Laurel exercised leadership in communities from the San Gabriel and Antelope Valleys through Santa Clarita and into Kern and Tulare Counties. Never daunted by that enormous...
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Oxnard Salsa Festival update — Last chance to pre-order salsa reserved seating

July 9, 2019

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Last week to pre-order club salsa and reserved tables! Enjoy premium seating near the Festival dance floor and stage. Kick back at a table under an umbrella with friends. Purchase individual wristbands for Club Salsa or reserve your own table for you and five of your friends. Get yours before they sell out. Order Club Salsa and Reserved Tables Friday Night Concert Welcomes Pete Escovedo Legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo is an artist who for more than 50 years has been breaking down the barriers between Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and contemporary...
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CSUCI education helped 2004 alumni couple turn injury into opportunity

July 9, 2019

CAMARILLO — Life has thrown some curveballs at Andrew and Kirsten Skinner, who met while taking classes as Business students at CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI), but they say the education they received during the University’s earliest years has served them well. And they, in turn have served the University well as active alumni, staying involved with the campus for the last 16 years, spreading the word about the University’s mission to provide a quality, affordable education. “I tell them that we’re not just satisfied with the experience we had,” Andrew said. “I tell them that we’re the biggest fans...
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Redeem Rewards at The Annex Food Hall

July 9, 2019

Eat. Drink & Shop at The Annex Food Hall and earn points with the new summer rewards program OXNARD — Get ready for rewards! The Annex Food Hall at The Collection at RiverPark is introducing a free rewards program for customers this summer. Members can earn points for purchases made at The Annex Food Hall from participating tenants and are based on the number of points earned. Participants can rack up and redeem points for every dollar spent in exchange for an Annex Food Hall gift card. Rewards members earn one point for each dollar spent. 100 points are redeemable...
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Local Dollhouse Builder Brings Joy to Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation Kids

July 8, 2019

SANTA BARBARA — A long-time Santa Barbara resident, Jon Greenleaf painstakingly trims, sands, paints and hand-applies each tiny component to complete intricate dollhouses, which he has donated to various charities over the years. But his focus changed to primarily supporting the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation after learning of the nonprofit’s mission to advocate for families with a child with cancer by providing financial, educational and emotional support. “The girls’ faces light up as if it’s Christmas when they get one of Jon Greenleaf’s custom-made dollhouses,” said Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation Executive Director Lindsey Leonard. “The houses are an amazing...
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Grant will enable expansion of teacher academy for new physical education teachers

July 8, 2019

CAMARILLO — The California Physical Education-Health Project (CPE-HP), a statewide program headquartered at CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI), has received $51,300 in supplemental funding from the University of California, Office of the President. Executive Director of the CPE-HP Dianne Wilson-Graham said the funding is in addition to the programs annual allocation, so it will enable the expansion of existing programs, and provide opportunity to reach teachers in areas of California that are currently underserved. The New Teacher Academy is one of the existing programs that will benefit from the additional funding. The academy, which has been in place three years, enables...
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Two Ventura County native sons co-chair CSUCI Planned Giving Advisory Council

CAMARILLO — Two prominent executives who were born and raised in Ventura County are the new co-chairs for the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Planned Giving Advisory Council (PGAC). Westlake Village financial advisor Louie Valdez and Ventura/Santa Barbara insurance and financial advisor Jonathan Johnen recently began co-chairing the board, which is dedicated to promoting and...

Museum of Ventura County update for July 3 — Live Music at the Ag, Ivor Davis Returns to the Museum and more!

Join us at the Museum of Ventura County on July 26, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m. for a Book Talk & Signing with Ivor Davis. Admission is $5 for Museum members, $10 for nonmembers. Ivor Davis will be discussing his latest book, “Manson Exposed: A Reporter’s 50-Year Journey into Madness and Murder.” Tickets can be...

Jackson Bill To Require Fire-Safe Building Advances

SB 182 puts in place planning and building requirements to prevent wildfire devastation SACRAMENTO – As California grapples with catastrophic wildfires as well as a housing crisis, legislation by State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara) that puts in place standards and guidelines for building responsibly when building in very high fire risk areas passed out of...

CSUCI Art History student earns Getty-backed internship

CAMARILLO —With gloves and a discerning eye, CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Art History senior Lauren Kime examines the condition of a 1950s-era print at the Corita Art Center in  Los Angeles. The first generation college student from Simi Valley is spending 10 weeks this summer at the Corita Art Center learning the intricacies of...

Immigration, the environment and labor are topics teens will tackle through The Encampment for Citizenship at CSUCI

“Not only we in the U.S., but people all over the world, need young people trained to be good citizens with an ability to think with an open mind.” —Eleanor Roosevelt on the Encampment for Citizenship (EFC) CAMARILLO — Immigration, labor and the environment are the target issues to be tackled by 30 teens...

Strengthening VC Families Town Hall inspires over 150 community members to become resource families

Uplifting panel of former youth in care, biological and resource families share intimate stories about their experiences together with nationally renowned motivational speaker, Michael Sanders VENTURA — Foster VC Kids/ Homes with Heart VC kicked off their Strengthening VC Families Town Hall Meeting on June 29th at the Oxnard College. The event was created to...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley (BGCGCV) Announce Honorees for the 2019 ‘Stand Up for Kids Gala Dinner & Auction’

WESTLAKE VILLAGE — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley (BGCGCV) will recognize long-time supporters of  BGCGCV, Cal Johnston and his wife Marje Johnston, as Honorees during the 17thAnnual “Stand Up for Kids Gala Dinner & Auction” on Saturday, September 14 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. The annual Gala, themed...

America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College welcomes military, veterans and first responders

MOORPARK — Moorpark College invites veterans, active-duty military members, and first responders to experience America’s Teaching Zoo, free of charge on Saturday, July 6th. Guests and their families will experience wild animal encounters and presentations as well as big cat feedings and animal training demonstrations. Visitors will also enjoy Tiger Splash, a live-action presentation where...

Ventura Senior Affordable Housing Project receives Largest National Housing Trust Fund award

VENTURA — The Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura applied for and secured $8,370,651, the largest California award from the National Housing Trust Fund, for construction of the Willett Ranch senior affordable housing development. The Willett Ranch community will make 50 new construction homes available to income-eligible senior households (ages 62+), including...

Chance to Win 2020 Jeep Gladiator—Proceeds Go to Yarrow Family YMCA Capital Project

VENTURA COUNTY — The Yarrow Family YMCA is raffling off a 2020 Jeep Gladiator with all proceeds going to the Yarrow Family YMCA Capital Project. Raffle tickets are $100 each. No more than 1,200 tickets will be sold. Shaver Automotive Group, which has Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Fiat dealerships in the Thousand Oaks...

Oxnard College Expands English as a Second Language Program

Oxnard College Expands English as a Second Language Program

Beginning fall semester, August 2019, Oxnard College will expand its English as a Second Language program by offering credit and non- credit courses. The credit courses will continue to provide instruction in academic English skills that prepare students for reading and writing in content area and transfer level courses. The new non-credit program will...

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara update for July 1 — James Benning: Quilts, Cigarettes & Dirt(Portraits of America) 

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT! James Benning: Quilts, Cigarettes & Dirt (Portraits of America)  Closing Sunday, July 14, 2019 Summer is finally here! Please join us for the amazing July programming MCASB has to offer. Wishing all a beautiful season, Abaseh Mirvali UPCOMING EVENTS July Poetry Slam! Santa...

Friendship Center adult day services update for July 1 — Bridging the Generation Gap

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Bridging the Generation Gap The importance of intergenerational activities Left: Friendship Center seniors visit with second graders in their classroom as part of our intergenerational GOLD Project; Right: Program Manager and proud aunt Kathryn enjoys sharing her nephew with Friendship Center members when he comes to visit!  ...

Ventura County Civic Alliance — State of the Region Report Release Events – Register Now!

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Initiating Dialogue! The 2019 State of the Region Report Release Event & Community Briefing Join Us!  The Ventura County Civic Alliance’s 2019 State of the Region Report, an indispensable collection of data on Ventura County’s quality of life, will be released at two upcoming events. Hear highlights and...

Oxnard Salsa Festival — Only a few tables left!

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Reserved Tables Are Almost Sold Out! Get Yours Before They Are Gone Saturday and Sunday Reserved Tables Enjoy premium seating near the Festival dance floor and stage with reserved tables! Kick back with friends under the umbrellas or hit the dance floor and show off your spicy...

Santa Paula Art Museum — Protecting the Environment, One Painting at a Time…

Santa Paula Art Museum Jeanette Cole Art Center & Cole Creativity Center This Week at the Museum Coming Soon Click on the image above to view a short video preview of the upcoming exhibit. Premiere Party: On Location in the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 4pm to 6pm “We...

Marjorie Luke Theatre — An Extraordinary Evening With Jack Canfield July 19th at 7:30PM

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Introducing Luke Produced Events: Melissa Manchester Friday, August 23rd  7:30pm The Marjorie Luke Theatre proudly presents Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester accompanied by the fabulous Blue Note Swing Orchestra. Melissa will perform classic songs from her 21st album “The Fellas”, as well as many of well-known hits....

July 12 through Sept. 6 — ‘Grace Ease and Joy’; SB Native’s Expressive Watercolors Come to Tennis Club

Reception to be held July 12 SANTA BARBARA — Santa Barbara artist Marianna Victoria Mashek will bring her emotion-filled drawings and watercolor paintings to the Santa Barbara Tennis Club this summer, beginning with a July 12 reception to her solo exhibition. Part of the 2nd Friday Art series, Mashek’s exhibition is titled Grace Ease...

July 13 — Allied Artists Who Paint for a Cause to Exhibit at the Santa Paula Art Museum

SANTA PAULA —  “We like to say we’re painting it forward,” says Timothy Kitz, a longtime member of the plein air painting club known as Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore. For Tim and all of the group’s members, their objective is simple: “We’re painting to preserve the environment and we’re...

July 13 — Santa Barbara Museum of Art to present ‘Ted Nash: The Sound of Art’

SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara Museum of Art will present “Ted Nash: The Sound of Art” at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at the 1130 State St., Mary Craig Auditorium, Santa Barbara. As part of a two-week stay as SBMA artist in residence and resulting five-day workshop, Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Ted Nash...

July 13 — Mental Wellness Center to present 25th Annual Mental Health Arts Festival in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — The Mental Wellness Center (MWC) will host its 25th Annual Mental Health Arts Festival at De La Guerra Plaza on July 13, honoring the work of local artists living with mental illness and celebrating the power of creative expression. More than 60 local artists are expected to attend. In addition to...

July 13 — Bring the kids! Bring la familia, vecinos y amigos! ‘Growing Up in La Colonia: Boomer memories from Oxnard’s barrio’ authors presentation coming to La Colonia!

OXNARD — As part of the Guest Speaker Series, Oxnard Housing Authority Resident Service Department is honored to announce a special book reading and signing event in La Colonia area of Oxnard by authors, Margo Porras and Sandra Porras. Their highly anticipated book, Growing Up in La Colonia: Boomer memories from Oxnard’s barrio, is...

July 13-14 — Channel Islands Harbor to Hold Fine Art Festival

OXNARD — Channel Islands Harbor will host its Fine Art Festival featuring fine arts and crafts 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., July 13-14, at the Harbor Landing, located at 2810 Harbor Blvd., at the corner of Channel Islands Blvd. The event features accomplished artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and...

July 13 — Artist Talk Series Presents Richard Bruland and Bebop Records and Fine Art

CAMARILLO — The Artist Talk series at Studio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIART) will present contemporary artist Richard Bruland, Saturday, July 13, sharing personal stories about his practice and career, and how a lifelong interest in music led to his opening Bebop Records and Fine Art, a small record store that doubled as a...

July 13 — Santa Barbara Museum of Art to present ‘Guided Meditation in Chris Kallmyer: Ensemble’

SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara Museum of Art will present “Guided Meditation in Chris Kallmyer: Ensemble” at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13 at the 1130 State St., Mary Craig Auditorium, Santa Barbara. Gael Belden, educator with UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center at The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, leads a meditation and...

Through July 14 — James Benning: Quilts, Cigarettes & Dirt (Portraits of America)

SANTA BARBARA — James Benning: Quilts, Cigarettes & Dirt (Portraits of America) May 16 – July 14, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6 – 8 pm Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) is pleased to announce the upcoming solo exhibition and US museum debut of independent American filmmaker and artist James Benning,...

July 14 — Channel Islands Harbor Presents Central Coast British Car Club Show

OXNARD — It’s a British car invasion. More than 140 British cars from the 1930s and up will be on display during the 29th Annual Central Coast British Car Club Show, celebrating 50 years of the Triumph TR6. The Car Show will be held from 9-2:30 p.m. July 14 at Harbor View Park, Channel...

July 15 — FOXEN Wine Dinner at The Monarch at Montecito Inn

MONTECITO — Dick and Jenny will host a special evening at the Monarch at Montecito Inn, 1295 Coast Village Road, Montecito. Two seatings are available: 5:00 and 8:00pm. Monday, July 15. Chef Gavin Humes will be preparing an amazing menu soon to follow. Extremely limited seating call 805-869-0789 to reserve your spot today!

July 17 — Ventura County Civic Alliance Announces 2019 State of the Region Report Launch

The State of the Region Report is an in-depth study of our county across 10 categories and is presented every two years. It is utilized by business, education and community leaders along with government officials, the public and the press to understand key information and trends. VENTURA — The community can now purchase tickets...

July 19-20 — Kessler-Haak pouring @ CA Wine Festival in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — The 10th annual California Wine Festival will be held July 19-20, 2019 at Chase Palm Park, 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara. This is CWF’s signature wine event. Thousands of wine lovers pour into Santa Barbara’s sun-splashed beachside location for a day of sun, sea, wine, food, and music. Wine oenophiles...

July 20 — Ventura County Genealogical Society to present Free Family History Mini-Seminar

CAMARILLO — The Ventura County Genealogical Society will present a Free Family History Mini-Seminar on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at theCamarillo Library Community Room, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010 PRESENTATIONS BY GENA PHILIBERT-ORTEGA: 1:00 P.M. “25 TIPS FOR RESEARCHING YOUR FEMALE ANCESTORS” Every year for Women’s History Month, Gena creates 30 blog posts about researching female...

July 21 — Santa Barbara Museum of Art to present ‘Art Kitchen/Science Studio: Today’s Special’

SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara Museum of Art will present “Art Kitchen/Science Studio: Today’s Special” at 3 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21 at the 1130 State St., Santa Barbara. In Art Kitchen/Science Studio, SBMA Teaching Artists use works of art from the Museum’s collection as a starting point to explore the shared materials,...

July 20-21 — Colors by the Sea Summer Art Walk & Music Fest

PORT HUENEME — Oceanview Pavilion Performing Arts Theatre by the Beach located at 575 E. Surfside Drive Port Hueneme is proud to present Colors by the Sea Art Walk and Music Fest Saturday July 20,  10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday July 21, Noon – 5:00 pm. Free admission and free parking available in...

July 26 — Oxnard Salsa Festival Friday Night Kick Off Concert Featuring Legendary Percussionist Pete Escovedo

OXNARD — To kick off a weekend of nonstop salsa and Latin entertainment, the Oxnard Salsa Festival will present a free general admission concert on Friday July 26 featuring legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo. Escovedo is known worldwide for his live performances, session work and solo albums. For more than 50 years he has been...

July 27-28 — 26th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival

July 27-28 — 26th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival

OXNARD — Groove to hot Latin sounds and indulge in spicy culinary flavors at the 26th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival. The festival, July 27 and 28, is a celebration of all things salsa–the food, music and dance. Festivities take place at Plaza Park, Fifth and “B” streets in historic downtown Oxnard from 11:00 a.m....

July 27 — Child-Free Afternoon For Parents While Kids Have Fun at Conejo Valley YMCA

THOUSAND OAKS — Parents can have a leisurely lunch, take in a movie or finish must-do projects at home while their kids have pizza, play games and make arts and crafts at the Conejo Valley YMCA, Saturday, July 27, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Children must be potty-trained. Participants can be up to 12...

July 28 — Santa Barbara Museum of Art to present Public Lecture: Artist Talk with Chris Kallmyer

SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara Museum of Art will present “Public Lecture: Artist Talk with Chris Kallmyer” at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28 at the 1130 State St., Mary Craig Auditorium, Santa Barbara. Learn about the artist’s distinctive and participatory approach to making music and art as he discusses past projects and the development...

July 30, Aug. 13, Sept. 24 — TEDxSantaBarbara Announces Powerful Event Series Leading To November Conference

Local Adventures and Intimate Salons Provide Monthly Opportunities to Spread Powerful Ideas SANTA BARBARA — TEDxSantaBarbara, a locally organized offshoot of the international TED nonprofit, announces two new offerings to engage locals in spreading and activating powerful ideas year-round: Adventures and Salons. These monthly events tease topics that will be discussed at the annual TEDxSantaBarbara...

Aug. 1-3 Steve Byrne Headlines Oxnard Levity Live

OXNARD — Steve Byrne has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry’s most innovative and sought-after performers. He has evolved throughout the years into an extremely versatile entertainer that delivers on a day-to-day basis. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Steve Byrne was born to a Korean mother and...

Aug. 3. — Opening Reception for Light and Space Through Time, The Art of Karrie Ross

CAMARILLO — Studio Channel Islands Art Center (SCIART) will host an opening reception for “Light and Space Through Time, The Art of Karrie Ross,” Saturday, Aug. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m., at its Blackboard Gallery, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. Karrie Ross is an award-winning Los Angeles-based contemporary artist known for her innovative...

Through Aug. 22 — Save the Date for The Collection at RiverPark’s 2019 Rocking Summer Concert Series

Through Aug. 22 — Save the Date for The Collection at RiverPark’s 2019 Rocking Summer Concert Series

OXNARD — Rock the Collection is back and better than ever! The Collection at RiverPark invites the community to grab their lounge chairs and blankets, kick back, relax and enjoy a free summer concert series kicking off June 27th. Every other Thursday from June 27th- August 22nd, Collection Park will revel in the sounds...

Through Aug. 22 — Rock the Collection Summer Concert Series is back at The Collection at RiverPark

Sponsored by Oakmont of Riverpark, The Collection at RiverPark is bringing back a community favorite with outdoor summer concerts OXNARD — Get ready to rock! The annual Rock the Collection summer concert series is headed back this summer at Collection Park, and we are bringing it back thanks to Oakmont of RiverPark with phenomenal cover...

Aug. 26 — Engage & Enlighten event features United Nations Special Rapporteur David Kaye

VENTURA — Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP (FCOP), Ventura County’s largest law firm, will host law professor and United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression David Kaye as featured speaker for its summer Engage & Enlighten event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., August 26, at the Museum of Ventura...

Through Aug. 26 — Emma Akmakdjian’s ‘Anthropocene Kelp Forest’ on exhibit at Channel Islands Maritime Museum

OXNARD — Emma Akmakdjian’s Anthropocene Kelp Forest is now on exhibit through Aug. 26 at Channel Islands Maritime Museum. Akmakdjian’s mixed media artworks trace the troubled relationship of human and environment through material byproducts of industrial processes. Born and raised in Southern California, her early passion as a tidal pool observer led her to...

Aug. 27 — Free LightGabler Seminar: Handling Competition From Ex-Employees

Aug. 27 — Free LightGabler Seminar: Handling Competition From Ex-Employees

SIMI VALLEY — Employment law firm LightGabler is presenting “When Your Best Friends Become Your Worst Enemies: Handling Competition From Ex-Employees.” The seminar will be held Tuesday, August 27, in Simi Valley. Mobility in the workplace is the norm in every industry and profession. The people a company values most can suddenly become the...

Through Aug. 31 — Free summer concert series at Channel Islands Harbor

OXNARD — The 80s Invasion cover band kicks off this year’s Concerts by the Sea, hosted by Channel Islands Harbor through Aug. 31. Performances will be held every Saturday from 4-6 p.m. until Aug. 31 in the free summer concert series held at Peninsula Park, 3401 Peninsula Road, Oxnard at Channel Islands Harbor, next...

Through Sept. 1 — Variety of performances at Channel Islands Harbor

OXNARD — Channel Islands Harbor presents will present a variety of performances at the north end of Harbor View Park located south of Marine Emporium Landing between Cabezone Circle and Barracuda Way on Harbor Blvd. June 2 Jack and the Beanstalk July 7 Robyn Hood Aug. 4 Snow White in Neverland Sept. 1 The...

Sept. 5 — Friendship Center’s 9th Annual Wine Down & Big Heart Awards in Montecito

Great Wines for a Good Cause! Friendship Center’s 9th Annual Wine Down & Big Heart Awards Thursday, September 5th, 2019 4:00 – 7:00 pm Join us for a relaxing yet festive gathering in the courtyard of our Montecito Center with ten local wineries, breweries, and other beverage purveyors providing their wares for tasting. Enjoy...

Sept. 15 — SLO RISE announces 2019 Wine Women & Shoes Tickets on Sale

Sept. 15 — SLO RISE announces 2019 Wine Women & Shoes Tickets on Sale

VIP tables for Wine Women & Shoes on sale June 10 and all other tickets on June 17. SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — The 5th Annual Wine Women & Shoes benefiting RISE will take place on September 15, 2019 at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. This event is a wine and food tasting, boutique...

Sept. 21 — Fundraiser for Gaviota Coast Conservancy

CENTRAL COAST — Celebrating the gorgeous Gaviota Coast and the philanthropists who have led the way in preserving it, the Gaviota Coast Conservancy (GCC) is planning a most elegant fête that will be the group’s first public fundraiser titled, “Coastal Legacy 2019.” A substantial gift to do the work and staffing it will take...

Sept. 28 — First Annual Santa Barbara County Farm Day – “Explore, Learn, Taste”

Sept. 28 — First Annual Santa Barbara County Farm Day – “Explore, Learn, Taste”

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Free self-guided farm tours throughout the Santa Maria Valley Tour Locations: Santa Barbara County farms, ranches, wineries and agricultural organizations including Babé Farms, Bonipak Produce, Driscoll’s, Engel and Gray, Main Street Produce, Plantel Nurseries and Reiter Affiliated Companies/Union Valley Ranch. Santa Barbara...

Sept. 28 — Inaugural Santa Barbara County Farm Day – “Explore, Learn, Taste”

SANTA BARBARA — More than 10 Santa Barbara County farms, ranches, wineries and nurseries in Santa Maria Valley and Lompoc will open their doors to the pubic during the first annual Santa Barbara County Farm Day. On Saturday, September 28, visitors will create their own itinerary to experience a day of agricultural activities and...

Oct. 31 — 31st Annual Senior Expo of Santa Barbara, An Active Aging Fair for Seniors & Caregivers

SANTA BARBARA — The largest active aging fair in our area, the Senior Expo will take place on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. The Senior Expo features flu shots donated by Cottage Health for seniors age 55+, live music, health screenings, healthy snack, and more...

Nov. 9 — 7th Annual Ventura County Farm Day – “Family-Friendly Weekend of Farms & Food”

VENTURA COUNTY — Over 20 Ventura County farms, ranches, nurseries and other agricultural operations, from organic to conventional, row crops to orchards, will open their doors to the public during the 7th Annual Ventura County Farm Day. On Saturday, November 9, visitors will experience a day of agricultural activities and meet the farmers who...

Continuing — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care  Bereavement Class – Loss of Loved One

Continuing — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Bereavement Class – Loss of Loved One

SANTA BARBARA — Continuing — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care  Bereavement Class – Loss of Loved One. An ongoing support group held each month. Presented by Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, Santa Barbara. Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Facilitated by Naala Richards, MSW, ASW Call 805.690.6296 or send an email...

Continuing — Ventura County Genealogical Society presents FREE Mexican American Workshop

Continuing — Ventura County Genealogical Society presents FREE Mexican American Workshop

VENTURA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY https://venturacogensoc.org (See website for other free events, current time, date, and place) FREE WORKSHOP: MEXICAN AMERICAN SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) Meets monthly, every Meets monthly, every 2nd Saturday 10:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m. Camarillo Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd., Camarillo, 2nd-floor computer room. Want to learn Genealogy to research...

Continuing — Camarillo Hospice offers Grief Support in Spanish

Continuing — Camarillo Hospice offers Grief Support in Spanish

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

Continuing — Camarillo Hospice Announces Ongoing Support Groups

Continuing — Camarillo Hospice Announces Ongoing Support Groups

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

Continuing — Parents Explore, Create Alongside Kids at SBCC Tuition-Free Classes

Continuing — Parents Explore, Create Alongside Kids at SBCC Tuition-Free Classes

SANTA BARBARA — Parents can join their kids hand in hand to explore nature and their own creative sides during the popular SBCC School of Extended Learning parenting classes Nature Walk and Music Times, among many more Parenting Classes coming in 2019. These tuition-free offerings allow parents to spend quality time with their child...

Bilingual report: Ventura County Farmworker Resource Program to open July 1 in Oxnard

VENTURA — The Human Services Agency will open the doors to the Farmworker Resource Program on Monday, July 1, with a primary location in Oxnard, satellite offices in Santa Paula and Fillmore, and extended evening and weekend hours to make the program accessible for the greatest number of clients. The Farmworker Resource Program was...

Carnegie Art Museum Cornerstones News — Carrying on in a NEW WAY…. CAM Cornerstones Programs @ CAM Studio Gallery | Christine Morla Guest Exhibition and POP Up Exhibition just announced!

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   To the many Friends and Supporters of the Carnegie Art Museum — from the entire Cornerstones Board of Directors, we thank you so much for your strong and impassioned statements of support for the mission of the Carnegie to the City Council in these recent days.  The...

CSUCI Team ties for First Place in worldwide online Business Strategy Game

Team includes Alex Weirauch, Timothy Garcia, Christian Ceja-Gonzalez and Andre Velikorodnohh CAMARILLO — A team of four CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Business students tied for first place four times in a row during an international online business competition that involved 50,640 students in 2,743 classes/sections at 507 colleges or university campus locations in 52...

Rio School District Provides Summer Writing Program at CSUCI for 75 Students in Partnership with South Coast Writing Project of UCSB

Program Serves As Gateway to College Experience for English Language Learners OXNARD — Rio School District (RSD) is partnering with the South Coast Writing Project (SCWriP) at University of California, Santa Barbara to put on a summer writing program at Cal State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) for English Language students entering grades 3-8 in the...

State legislators and managers seek out CSUCI faculty expertise

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI)’s Environmental Science & Resource Management (ESRM) program may not be the largest or oldest in the CSU system, but their level of expertise is such that state managers and lawmakers now routinely invite faculty members to share their research results, in-depth knowledge, and advice. Or, as ESRM Professor Don...

Bilingual commentary: One’s Own Business: Traditional vs. Online

Bilingual commentary: One’s Own Business: Traditional vs. Online

By David Magallanes • Guest contributor David Magallanes When aspiring entrepreneurs think of starting their own business, their usual inclination is to consider a brick-and-mortar or service-oriented business, since these have been the traditional models for centuries.  Breaking that momentum is hard, especially for older people who are vaguely familiar with the online business...

Ventura County READY TO STOP Campaign issues WARNING: Summertime Means Child Predators Are On the Hunt

FBI warns: school’s out for the summer and children have more free time, leaving them at greater risk for commercial sexual exploitation VENTURA —  What do malls, arcades and airports all have in common? A significant increase in youth population during summertime. While children and youth are out and about, child trafficking perpetrators are...

Ventura County Board of Supervisors Approves Carolyn Vang-Walker As A New Member Of The Workforce Development Board

VENTURA COUNTY — The Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved the Workforce Development Board (WDB) Membership Committee’s recommendation to appoint Carolyn Vang-Walker as a new member. She will serve a three-year term. Vang-Walker is the director/principal of Ventura Adult and Continuing Education (VACE), an organization that provides programs for adult learners so they are...

BGCOP Opens Brent’s Club, a Drug prevention program, at Teen Center

OXNARD — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme have partnered with the Brent Shapiro Foundation to open the first Brent’s Club in Ventura County at the Club’s Teen Center. Brent’s Club is a sober club offered to middle and high school teens that provides incentives for participants to abstain...

Ventura County Genealogical Society Special Interest Group holds monthly meetings.

CAMARILLO — The Ventura County Genealogical Society Special Interest Group is devoted to the researching of ancestors from Mexico, Spain and other Spanish speaking countries. We hope to help one another find the resources needed to extend our family trees, including, but not limited to, online databases and record repositories in Mexico and elsewhere,...

Ventura County Assessor announces completion of $141.1 billion tax roll for the next property tax year, 2019/20

VENTURA — County Assessor Dan Goodwin announced the certification and delivery of Ventura County’s annual assessment roll, which now contains a record $141.1 billion in taxable value. As the eighth consecutive annual increase in total roll value, this year’s assessment roll reflects a 4.6 percent increase over last year. While most properties receive a...

Assemblymember Límon advances critical consumer protection bill through the Senate Banking and Finance Committee

Assemblymember Límon advances critical consumer protection bill through the Senate Banking and Finance Committee

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Bill 539: The Fair Access to Credit Act has made its way through the Senate Banking & Finance Committee with a 6-0 vote. This historic vote comes after years of failed attempts to protect California consumers from predatory lending practices. “For 14 years, the California State Legislature has attempted to reign in...

Clean Power Alliance conducting multilingual survey

Ventura County workshop to be held July 25 Hi,  Hope you’re well. I’m not sure how familiar you are with you and/or your members’ new utility, Clean Power Alliance. Their mission is to provide clean energy at competitive prices. Communities across L.A. and Ventura Counties are part of Clean Power Alliance. Residents became customers...

Grocery Outlet to hold ninth annual ‘Independence from Hunger’ campaign June 26 through July 31

VENTURA COUNTY — Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, extreme-value grocery retailer, today launched its ninth consecutive “Independence from Hunger” Food Drive to combat food insecurity. From June 26 – July 31, 2019, the month-long campaign will collect cash donations and pre-made bags of nonperishable foods in-store at Grocery Outlet’s 320 locations that will be distributed...

Bilingual report: Supervisors pass strongest County budget ever

VENTURA — The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a budget of $2.309 billion for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 on June 17, 2019. It is the strongest budget in County history and, overall, is slightly higher – 3.2 percent – than the current budget. The County budget is almost twice as large as the county’s 10...

CSUCI faculty will study common problems between France and California at Paris seminar

CAMARILLO —Polarization, immigration, sustainability and climate change are among the challenges and similarities California and France share. Two CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) faculty members will explore the challenges the state and country have in common at a California State University (CSU) sponsored International Faculty Partnership Seminar in Paris, France this month. Assistant Professor of...

Oxnard Salsa Festival update for June 27 — Do you have what it takes to win the Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge 2019?

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Do you have what it takes to win the Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge 2019? Calling all home cooks! Your family and friends RAVE about your homemade salsa, but do you have what it takes to be the best of the best? We think you do! Take the...

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara update for June 27 — MCASB Events Week of June 23rd-30th

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   UPCOMING EVENTS June 23rd – 29th, 2019 JOIN US! The final week of June is full of exciting events here at MCASB, including an opportunity to meet the artist behind our September show, Ari Benjamin Meyers: Kunsthalle for Music, Ari Benjamin Meyers! TONIGHT In Conversation | Exhibition Makers Wednesday, June...

Bilingual report: Community support leads to agreement to maintain OB services at Santa Paula Hospital

VENTURA — At a meeting initiated by the Santa Clara River Valley Community on Friday, Ventura County Executive Officer Mike Powers, Health Care Agency Director Bill Foley, and CEO for VCMC/SPH, John Fankhauser, MD agreed to resume OB services at Santa Valley Hospital, on August 1, 2019. The meeting was organized by Laura Espinosa,...

Bilingual report: Be inspired to make a difference on June 29 / ¡Inspírese y haga una diferencia! el 29 de junio

BE INSPIRED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY! LEARN HOW TO SUPPORT FAMILIES AND YOUTH IN CARE! With motivational speaker, Michael Sanders, along with a compelling panel of teens, resource parents and biological families sharing their heartfelt stories and experience. WHO: Everyone is invited! Come join us and discover the many ways you can...

Ventura College Foundation Marketplace Looks To Expand Number Of Saturday Produce & Prepacked Food Vendors

VENTURA — The Ventura College Foundation Marketplace, which operates every Saturday and Sunday on the Ventura College campus, is looking to expand the number of Saturday produce and pre-packaged food vendors. The Marketplace attracts between 2,000 and 5,000 visitors each weekend. “The Marketplace sells all types of fruits and vegetables,” says Esmeralda Juarez, Marketplace...

Bilingual report: Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Receives 2019 Supporting the Safety Net Award in Washington D.C.

CenCal Health Initiates Award Nomination of Local Provider SANTA BARBARA — On June 20, the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) presented its fourteenth annual Supporting the Safety Net Award to Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC). The organization was nominated for the award by ACAP member plan CenCal Health, the community-accountable health plan in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.At its multiple clinics throughout Santa Barbara...

EDC Releases Business Migration Report That Challenges California’s ‘Business Exodus’ Theory

EDC Releases Business Migration Report That Challenges California’s “Business Exodus” Theory Dear Clients and Stakeholders, The EDC has released a report in partnership with Xopolis: Urban Analytics that studies business migration in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. The data challenges the commonly held understanding of “business exodus” from California. While we recognize...

Jackson Issues Statement on Cannabis Trailer Bill Vote

Jackson Issues Statement on Cannabis Trailer Bill Vote

SACRAMENTO – State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara) issued the following statement on her opposition to AB 97, the cannabis budget trailer bill, which was voted on June 24 in the State Senate: “More than two years ago, California voters passed Proposition 64, legalizing marijuana. Recognizing that this represents the will of the people, I am...

Shared Goals; United Way honors Tocqueville Society and Leadership Circle

SANTA BARBARA — Dedicated supporters got a glimpse of the United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) community programs they helped make possible during the nonprofit’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society and Leadership Circle Reception June 12. Generously hosted by Adam Liff at his residence in Hope Ranch, the event recognized the outstanding efforts of...

Seven Participants To Compete In Oxnard Salsa Festival’s ‘Dancing With Our Community Stars’ Contest

OXNARD — Seven community leaders will take the stage and dance for charity during the “2019 Dancing With Our Community Stars Dance Contest and Charity Fundraiser,” Sunday, July 28 at 1 p.m. during the 26th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival in Oxnard. The contest is a salsa version of the hit TV show “Dancing With...

Update on Woolsey/Hill Fires Debris Removal Operations

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — State officials have submitted final inspections reports to officials in Los Angeles and Ventura counties for  77.97 percent of the 926 properties affected by last November’s Woolsey and Hill fires that are participating in the state’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program, officials at the Debris Removal Operations Center (DROC) in Calabasas reported June...

CSUCI receives grants for science-related research and projects

CSUCI receives grants for science-related research and projects

CAMARILLO — Science faculty and students from CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) will locate burning oil seeps in Ventura County and inspire high school engineers thanks to two separate grants. Program chair and Professor of Environmental Science & Resource Management (ESRM) Sean Anderson, Ph.D., has received $165,033 in partnership with Citizens for Responsible Oil & Gas...

CSUCI earns prestigious Seal of Excelencia

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) has received the Seal of Excelencia, a prestigious, voluntary and comprehensive certification granted by the Washington, D.C.-based organization, Excelencia in Education. The Seal recognizes an institution’s very high level of commitment and effort to serve Latino students successfully. CSUCI is one of only nine institutions in the nation –...

Bilingual report: Local doctor practices medicine in hospital where he was born

Bilingual report: Local doctor practices medicine in hospital where he was born

VENTURA COUNTY — Throughout his time in medical school and residency, Dr. Jaime Arana, a general surgeon at Santa Paula Hospital, had one goal in mind following graduation: to return to Ventura County to practice medicine in his hometown. Arana is the son of farmworkers, although his mother did work as a seamstress for a...

He was going nowhere in a hurry. Now 35, he’s about to earn his bachelor’s degree in anthropology

By Jim Logan • UCSB Ron Jimenez was not on the college track. His high school GPA was 1.5. He dropped out a week before graduation. Higher education wasn’t an option — or even a consideration. Fast-forward nearly two decades. Jimenez, now 35 and married, is about to earn a bachelor’s degree in anthropology...

Ventura College / Superior Court of California Partnership announces 15 graduates for 2019

VENTURA — Ventura County Superior Court graduated 15 court employees with a Certificate of Achievement in Supervision from Ventura College on May 23. This is the third cohort of graduates from the industry partnership developed between Ventura College and the Superior Court of California, which had its early beginnings in 2004. “Ventura College seeks to...

Santa Paula Museum of Art update for June 21 — Meet Our Artist in Residence! She’s Creating Works Inspired by Santa Paula

SANTA PAULA ART MUSEUM JEANETTE COLE ART CENTER & COLE CREATIVITY CENTER Our kids’ summer art classes are off to a great start here at the Santa Paula Art Museum. In this week’s playful “Geo-Me-Tree” class for kids age 3 to 5, students learned to color, paint, trace and use basic geometric shapes to create...

Carnegie Art Museum update for June 20 — Thank YOU! CLOSING Exhibition Weekend “Recent and Seldom Seen” SHOP THE Gift Store and the SPECTACULAR ART SALE with 30% discount on all purchases!

Click here to view entire e-newsletter   Our sincere thanks to all the Carnegie Art Museum audience and members that have campaigned during the unfolding City of Oxnard FY 2019-20 budget crisis in support of keeping the museum open. Your spontaneous emails to the City  were all remarkable testimonies on how the Carnegie has...

Bilingual commentary: Video Games — My New Perspective

By David Magallanes • Guest contributor David Magallanes I have to admit that whereas in the past I would not vocalize it even to myself, I had not held video gamers in very high regard.  I was the smug boomer who thought (subconsciously, of course) that if my generation could get through life without...

More than 98 Percent of Properties Eligible for State Debris Removal Program Cleared of Woolsey, Hill Fire Debris

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — State contractors have cleared eligible debris from more than 98 percent of the properties affected by the Woolsey and Hill fires in the state’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program, officials with the Debris Removal Operations Center (DROC) in Calabasas reported today. To date, crews have removed debris from 910 — or 98.27 percent...

Museum of Ventura County update for June 19 — Spend the Summer at Your Museum!

MUNCH returns to the Museum of Ventura County this Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.! The Ventura Artist Union Jam Band will be performing and boxed lunches will be available for purchase from Desserts to Die For. Pack a lunch and join us in the Museum’s Courtyard or Plaza every...

Kim Milstien, VCMC and Santa Paula Hospital CEO Resigns, Dr. John Fankhauser Named New CEO

VENTURA — Kim Milstien, VCMC and Santa Paula Hospital CEO, has resigned her position effective July 12, 2019. Milstien has been with the Ventura County Health Care Agency (HCA) hospitals since 2015. Under her leadership Ventura County Medical Center completed and opened the Hospital Replacement Wing (HRW), also known as the North Tower, in...

Jackson Honors Jeannine’s Restaurant and Bakery As Small Business of the Year

SACRAMENTO – Recognizing their extraordinary contributions to the Santa Barbara community, including being a gathering place following the devastation of the Thomas Fire, State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara) will honor Jeannine’s Restaurant and Bakery as Senate District 19’s Small Business of the Year today. Each year on California Small Business Day at the State Capitol, members...

United Way of Ventura County update for June 19 — And the Lifetime Achievement Award goes to…

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   President’s Message  Dear Friends, We are pleased to announce that on Saturday, August 24, Ms. Dorcas Thille will receive our fifth Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual Spirit Awards Gala. Dorcas is one of our most generous lifelong annual contributors and a supporter of many important...


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