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

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

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

Bill to Extend Solar Thermal Program Signed by Governor Brown

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

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

CENTRAL COAST — The Small Business Development Center of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, which provides free one-on-one consulting to help strengthen the bottom lines of area companies, has added attorney Joyce Wallach as a new consultant to its roster of over 30 small business advisors. Wallach brings a broad base of business and...
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Pre-applications for 70 Apartments at Casas De Los Carneros Apartments Affordable Housing Now Being Accepted by Peoples’ Self-Help Housing

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

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

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

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

Heroes of Hospice of Santa Barbara Honored at Awards Luncheon

SANTA BARBARA — Hospice of Santa Barbara was pleased to recognize and celebrate the heroes in our community last Wednesday at its “Jewels by the Sea” luncheon and awards ceremony, held at the Four Seasons Biltmore, Coral Casino. As part of the 2017 Heroes of Hospice of Santa Barbara event, several outstanding individuals and organizations...
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Announce New Chief Executive Officer

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

AGOURA — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is pleased to announce the appointment of their new CEO, Dr. Crystal N?one. Before joining the Boys & Girls Clubs, Dr. N?one served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Native Pacific Education Culture (INPEACE) where she was responsible for the...
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Nov. 14 — Ventura County Community Development Corporation hosts free credit & budgeting for the holidays workshop

Nov. 14 — Ventura County Community Development Corporation hosts free credit & budgeting for the holidays workshop

VENTURA COUNTY — With over 54% of consumers using some type of credit and/or loan to finance their holiday expenses it’s easy to see how consumers can get wrapped up in holiday debt. Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) hopes to help Ventura County residents avoid holiday debt by providing a free workshop on Credit...
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Feria de Educación Financiera el 17 de noviembre en Oxnard

Feria de Educación Financiera el 17 de noviembre en Oxnard

OXNARD — Feria de Educación Financiera el 16 y 17 de noviembre en el Consulado de México en Oxnard, 3151 W. 5th St., Oxnard. 805.8738, ext. 131 para más información.
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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...
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VCCDC update for Sept. 29

VCCDC update for Sept. 29

September 2017 From House to Home Client Highlight For Aimee Shapiro her new home is more than just a place it’s the feeling of freedom, independence and peace. Homeownership wasn’t something that Aimee, a single mother of two boys, thought she would ever achieve. After her divorce she moved in with her parents to...
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EDC-VC Business Line update for Sept. 29

EDC-VC Business Line update for Sept. 29

Click here for the entire e-newsletter     Chairman’s Message   Cheryl Heitmann is EDC-VC board chair and Ventura City Councilwoman Celebrating the Power of Women Entrepreneurs in Ventura County October is National Women’s Small Business Month, which calls us to recognize the leading role that women-owned businesses play in economic vitality and social equity....
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Museum of Ventura County update for Sept. 28

Museum of Ventura County update for Sept. 28

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

Pacific Premier Banking on Student Futures

CENTRAL COAST — When it comes to building a healthy life filled with opportunity, Pacific Premier is banking on the bright futures of students who live at Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) properties. Knowing that being able to live in safe, affordable housing is only the start, the community bank, headquartered in Irvine, has made...
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Gold Coast Health Plan Helps Fund the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging’s Fall Prevention Program

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

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