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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...
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Gold Coast Health Plan Turns 5

Gold Coast Health Plan Turns 5

Ventura County’s Medi-Cal Plan to Celebrate 5-Year Anniversary CAMARILLO — Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Friday, July 29 with a fun event that will recognize the contributions of the Plan’s employees. GCHP went live on July 1, 2011 with about 25 employees and 100,000 members; five years later, the Plan...
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Share Your Bounty: Help the Foodbank Distribute 225,000 Pounds of Produce by April 1

Share Your Bounty: Help the Foodbank Distribute 225,000 Pounds of Produce by April 1

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — It’s peak citrus season in Santa Barbara and that means there’s lots of excess healthy — and  delicious — fruit to harvest and distribute to those in need. Backyard Bounty, a volunteer program of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, is urgently seeking volunteers and donations to help harvest and distribute...
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2015 Día de los Muertos Celebracion to be held Nov. 7 in Camarillo

2015 Día de los Muertos Celebracion to be held Nov. 7 in Camarillo

CAMARILLO — One of the final Day of the Dead events will occur this weekend when the 2015 Día de los Muertos Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory in Camarillo. This will be the final year the celebration will be led...
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Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. to present health fair / feria de salad in Oxnard on Aug. 9

Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. to present health fair / feria de salad in Oxnard on Aug. 9

OXNARD — Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. will present a health fair / feria de salud from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9 at Parque del Sol, 1800 Camino del Sol, Oxnard. The event will feature blood pressure, bone density, cholesterol, dental, glucose, vision and other screenings, entertainment and games for children....
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VCCDC to present 3rd annual ‘Homeownership Fair’ on June 6 in Oxnard

VCCDC to present 3rd annual ‘Homeownership Fair’ on June 6 in Oxnard

OXNARD — The Ventura County Community Development Corporation will present its 3rd annual “Homeownership Fair — A Dream Within Your Reach,” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6 at 2231 Sturgis Road, Suite A, Oxnard. Held in collaboration with the City of Oxnard Affordable Housing & Rehabilitation Division, the event features more...
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Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, USDA hand house keys to 12 Atascadero families

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, USDA hand house keys to 12 Atascadero families

ATASCADERO — Twelve families who worked together to build the majority of their brand new homes under the supervision of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) received the keys to their homes during a ceremony held on Dec. 4, the organization reported this week in a media release. Having begun construction in early 2013, the Self-Help Home...
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Finance: 7 tips for keeping holiday budgets (and your holiday spirit) intact

Finance: 7 tips for keeping holiday budgets (and your holiday spirit) intact

By Metro Editorial Services (MS)   “No one is so poor that he can’t give a smile, nor so rich that he doesn’t need it.” — Anonymous Holidays are exciting — family visits and special once-a-year meals, celebrating traditions together with loved ones and watching the wonder reflected on children’s faces. But the holidays...
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VCCF, Ventura County Housing Trust Fund create first sustainable loan pool for local farmworker housing

VCCF, Ventura County Housing Trust Fund create first sustainable loan pool for local farmworker housing

CAMARILLO — The Ventura County Community Foundation and the Ventura County Housing Trust Fund have teamed up to create the first permanent revolving fund in Ventura County dedicated to building farmworker housing, the organizations reported Tuesday in media release. The $100,000 in the fund will be made available as loans to developers who build units...
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¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! to present Plena Libre in free concerts March 21-23

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! to present Plena Libre in free concerts March 21-23

SANTA BARBARA — ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! will present Plena Libre in free concerts at 7 p.m. Friday, March 21 at Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Road, Goleta (805-893-5037); 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Guadalupe City Hall Auditorium, 918 Obispo St., Guadalupe (805-343-2939); and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at...
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Home: Make your home safer for children

Home: Make your home safer for children

By Metro Editorial Services (MS)  According to the Home Safety Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing home injuries, half of the children who die before their first birthday die from choking or suffocation. Many times such tragedies can be averted. Parents of very young children can and should take it upon themselves to...
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Home: Begin the new year in a new home

Home: Begin the new year in a new home

By Metro Editorial Services (MS) After flatlining during the economic downturn that began around 2008, housing markets in many regions of the United States and Canada have shown signs of recovery. Those in the market to buy and sell may find this year presents an ideal opportunity to do just that. According to the...
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