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Das Williams: End-of-year report

Das  Williams: End-of-year report

It’s been an honor to serve you during this time of crisis and though it hasn’t always been easy due to the ongoing budget problems, I look forward to continuing the progress we’ve already made. As 2011 comes to an end, I want to give you a report about four bills that will become...
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Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics providing health care options in Santa Barbara region

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics providing health care options in Santa Barbara region

  SANTA BARBARA – Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC) is quickly becoming the choice for many in our community who can no longer afford healthcare insurance fees, the high cost of deductibles, and the care that come with it — including those who are faced with their current providers limiting or eliminating coverage for government-funded...
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CEDC’s Fernandez honored at recent meeting of the Stress, Health and Longevity group

CEDC’s Fernandez honored at recent meeting of the Stress, Health and Longevity group

Rodney Fernandez, executive director of Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation in Ventura, was honored by the Stress, Health and Longevity group during its recent weekly meeting. Fernandez, who was recognized for his years of community service in leading the affordable housing organization, is retiring from his position after 30 years of service as executive director...
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Access to cancer care workshop scheduled for Dec. 10

Access to cancer care workshop scheduled for Dec. 10

A workshop on “Access to Cancer Care” will be held from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, 1777 Stratham Blvd., Oxnard. The workshop features information on: > New Federal changes to healthcare coverage (Affordable Care Act) and how it will affect you. > Pending state  legislation on coverage...
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FOOD Share seeks to keep up with growing demand

FOOD Share seeks to keep up with growing demand

‘Turkey Trot’ on Nov. 24, ‘Tackle Hunger’ among programs this holiday season From participating in an annual race in Ventura, to launching a program that will ultimately collect hundreds of thousands of pounds  of donated food this holiday season, officials and supporters of FOOD Share say they are determined to keep pace with the growing...
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Clinicas earns primary care medical home designation

Clinicas earns primary care medical home designation

VENTURA — Clinicas Del Camino Real Inc. has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety as a Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH). The special designation for accredited ambulatory care organizations that offer PCMH recognizes Clinicas Del Camino Real’s dedication...
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Bilingual report: Health seminar for women on Nov. 19

Bilingual report: Health seminar for women on Nov. 19

“Women to Women: Living longer, living smarter,” a free health seminar for women, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Ventura County Behavioral Health, 1911 Williams Drive, Oxnard. Participants will learn about successful life strategies to assist them in their home, finances, health and medical care. Space...
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Volunteers needed for MICOP’S monthly meeting on Nov. 19

Volunteers needed for MICOP’S monthly meeting on Nov. 19

The Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project presents its monthly community meeting starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at Harrington Elementary School, 2501 Gisler St., Oxnard. Volunteers with bilingual skills are needed to help 300 people who will be filling out paperwork for flu shots and to help with the children’s arts & crafts programs...
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Commentary: Meditation can change your life

Commentary: Meditation can change your life

By Boyd Lemon / Guest contributor When I moved to the 805 (Oxnard) in 2003 I began practicing meditation for 30 minutes each morning, as I had learned at the Self Realization Fellowship in Pacific Palisades. It is a practice I have continued ever since. Meditation helped to slow my mind and notice things...
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Das Williams to host health and resource fair for veterans on Nov. 10 in Ventura

Das Williams to host health and resource fair for veterans on Nov. 10 in Ventura

VENTURA — Assemblymember Das Williams is hosting a Veteran’s Health and Resource Fair to help those who have served in our Armed Forces access to resources available to them, his office reported in a media release. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Veteran’s Home of California...
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Bilingual report: Promotores celebration on Oct. 23 in Santa Barbara

Bilingual report: Promotores celebration on Oct. 23 in Santa Barbara

“Vision y compromiso: La red de promotoras y trabajadores,” a celebration of promotoras month, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Department of Education, 4400 Cathedral Oaks, Santa Barbara in the auditorium. Food, music and programs for the entire family. For reservations, call Ana Maya or Azucena Lopez...
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Residents urged to participate in Great California Shake Out on Oct. 20

Residents urged to participate in Great California Shake Out on Oct. 20

SANTA BARBARA — Assemblymember Das Williams urges Californian’s along the central coast to participate in the Great California Shake Out 2011, a statewide earthquake preparedness drill at 10.20 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, his office reported in a media release. “Once the ground starts shaking it’s too late to make an earthquake safety plan. That’s...
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Capps announces Federal funding for physical education program for Ventura County schools

Capps announces Federal funding for physical education program for Ventura County schools

WASHINGTON – Rep. Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) announced on Tuesday that Ventura Unified School District has been awarded a three year, nearly $983,000 grant from the Department of Education’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program. The federal funding will allow Ventura Unified School District to implement Project HEAL – Healthy Eating, Active Living –...
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Bilingual report: Health forum on drugs and alcohol set for Sept. 29

Bilingual report: Health forum on drugs and alcohol set for Sept. 29

A health conference presented in Spanish on drugs and alcohol will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Ventura County Public Health Building, 2240 E. Gonzales Road, Suite 200, Oxnard. Presented by Elizabeth Taylor, M.S. senior preventionist for the Alcohol and Drug Programs Prevention Services, Ventura County Behavior Health....
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Bilingual report: El gobierno de México dona $35,000 a la Agencia de Salud del Condado de Ventura

Bilingual report: El gobierno de México dona $35,000 a la Agencia de Salud del Condado de Ventura

Oxnard — Representando al Condado de Ventura, en las oficinas del Consulado de México, el Supervisor del 5to. Distrito del Condado de Ventura, John Zaragoza, recibió el pasado viernes 9 de septiembre una donación por $35,000 que envío la Secretaria de Salud de México, como apoyo a la Ventanilla de Salud, (VDS), que coordinan...
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