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Ventura College Launches Thomas Fire Victim Relief Collection Drive Dec. 11-13

Ventura College Launches Thomas Fire Victim Relief Collection Drive Dec. 11-13

VENTURA — To help fire relief efforts, Ventura College and its Foundation have launched a victim relief collection drive for donations of cash and items needed by many of the faculty, staff, students and neighbors who have suffered loss due to the devastating Thomas Fire. Donations will be accepted in two locations on the...
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Santa Clara School to be Closed Monday, December 11

Santa Clara School to be Closed Monday, December 11

VENTURA COUNTY — The Ventura County Office of Education has been notified by the Santa Clara Elementary School District that Santa Clara School will be closed today, Monday, December 11, because of increasingly smoky conditions due to the Thomas fire. The school is located at 20030 E. Telegraph Rd. near Santa Paula. The latest...
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CSUCI, TO campuses open with final exams as scheduled; Goleta campus closed

CSUCI, TO campuses open with final exams as scheduled; Goleta campus closed

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI), including the Thousand Oaks campus, will be open this week and final exams will take place as scheduled. Students directly impacted by the fires will be accommodated as needed and those students should contact their instructors for options. However, the Goleta campus will remain closed the week of Dec....
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SBCC Campuses will remain closed until Mon Dec 18

SBCC Campuses will remain closed until Mon Dec 18

SANTA BARBARA — Due to the ongoing nature of this fire, all SBCC campuses will remain closed until Monday, December 18th. This closure includes Main, Wake and Schott campuses as well as Cosmetology and Child Centers. Staff and Faculty should not come to campus. Students should not come to campus. Please continue to check sbcc.edu or SBCC social...
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UPDATED: Ventura County School Closures for Monday, Dec. 11

UPDATED: Ventura County School Closures for Monday, Dec. 11

VENTURA COUNTY — Many Ventura County school districts are planning to be open on Monday, December 11. However, some that have been more severely impacted by the Thomas fire will remain closed. The list below reflects the latest information we have received from the districts. Updates will be posted at www.vcoe.org. Additional Closure Information about VCOE-operated...
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Annenberg Foundation Provides Lead Support Grant to United Way of Ventura County’s Wildfire Recovery Efforts

Annenberg Foundation Provides Lead Support Grant to United Way of Ventura County’s Wildfire Recovery Efforts

VENTURA COUNTY — As fires continue to rage throughout Southern California, Annenberg Foundation has quickly responded and pledged $400,000 to United Way of Ventura County’s Thomas Fire Fund. It is the largest gift to date for the victims and first responder fund that has generated attention online and throughout the country.  “Annenberg Foundation’s commitment is an incredibly timely and...
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Museum of Ventura County (Thomas Fire) update for Dec. 8

Museum of Ventura County (Thomas Fire) update for Dec. 8

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. Museum Remains Closed Due to internal air quality, the galleries and the research library at the Museum of Ventura County will remain closed for at least one more week. We hope to open the galleries and library...
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CSUCI launches “Ekho Your Heart” to benefit campus community affected by fires

CSUCI launches “Ekho Your Heart” to benefit campus community affected by fires

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) has set up a special fund for members of the campus community who were affected by the December 2017 fires. Those who wish to help CSUCI students, faculty or staff who are displaced, lost homes or were otherwise affected by the fires can donate to the “Ekho Your Heart” Fire...
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Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau (Thomas Fire) update for Dec. 8

Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau (Thomas Fire) update for Dec. 8

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   HERE ARE A FEW WAYS TO HELP. Thank you to everyone near and away who has reached out to make sure we are safe. Our hearts are full. The question we hear the most is, “How can I help?” In the aftermath of spontaneous disasters, many generous community...
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Ventura County Community Foundation Gives $477,000 to Support Those Affected by Fires, Launches Fund for Long Term Relief Efforts

Ventura County Community Foundation Gives $477,000 to Support Those Affected by Fires, Launches Fund for Long Term Relief Efforts

VENTURA COUNTY — The Ventura County Community Foundation awarded a total of $477,000 to two vital service providers providing immediate relief efforts to those impacted by the Thomas Fire–the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.  The grants awarded to these organizations will help fund their overall relief efforts including staffing of disaster shelters...
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TheraMind’s Newest Team Member Ready to Remedy

TheraMind’s Newest Team Member Ready to Remedy

SANTA BARBARA — The TheraMind Center of Santa Barbara would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Elena Rapoport, who recently joined their local team of physicians serving the Central Coast. Dr. Rapoport serves as Medical Director of the TheraMind Center in Roseville, California, and has agreed to extend her practice to include...
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Entrepreneurs Can Take Fast Track to Success with SBCC Scheinfeld Center’s Rapid Launch Intensive

Entrepreneurs Can Take Fast Track to Success with SBCC Scheinfeld Center’s Rapid Launch Intensive

Spring 2018 Entrepreneurship classes are enrolling now SANTA BARBARA — Entrepreneurship is about taking action, and in just one semester, the SBCC Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation’s Rapid Launch Intensive can help students take a product or service concept from idea, to prototype, to sales. The program is open to all SBCC students...
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Carnegie Art Museum update for Dec. 7

Carnegie Art Museum update for Dec. 7

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   This week at CAM The Museum’s heart goes out to all  the members, artists, board members, volunteers,  visitors, Carnegie supporter and followers effected  by the Ventura County fire. Even as this is being written the Santa Ana’s are kicking up once more. Along with our thoughts for...
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Bilingual report: Stay Informed — Sign Up for Thomas Fire Alerts

Bilingual report: Stay Informed — Sign Up for Thomas Fire Alerts

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   VENTURA COUNTY — A wildfire that began late Monday continues to spread through parts of Ventura County, burning hundreds of homes and structures, forcing immediate evacuations, intermittent road closures, and affecting the air and water quality for thousands of county residents. A mixture of dry conditions, low...
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Gold Coast Health Plan Helps Fire Victims at Ventura County Shelters

Gold Coast Health Plan Helps Fire Victims at Ventura County Shelters

Health Navigators are Assisting Members Impacted by the Thomas Fire CAMARILLO — Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) is providing trained, bilingual health navigators for its members at the county’s two largest evacuation sites in response to the Thomas Fire. GCHP outreach representatives are on-site at the Ventura Fairgrounds and Oxnard College gym to help the Plan’s...
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