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Utilities Chip In to Help Homeowners Replace Inefficient Furnaces, Water Heaters and More

Utilities Chip In to Help Homeowners Replace Inefficient Furnaces, Water Heaters and More

Local homeowners encouraged to apply now; limited supply SANTA BARBARA — Utility rebates that have assisted many homeowners in replacing old, inefficient heaters, install proper insulation and other overlooked, home energy efficiency projects are once again available for 2018. Santa Barbara County’s emPower program is partnering with local utility companies to offer the Home...
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Ventura County Civic Alliance update for Feb. 15

Ventura County Civic Alliance update for Feb. 15

Livable Communities Newsletter Vol. 12, No. 45 February 2018 Quick Links – See the Current State of the Region Report – Last Quarter’s Newsletter   Join us at the Ventura County Civic Alliance! Welcome to Our Winter 2018 Livable Communities Newsletter!  As we indicated last quarter, affordable housing has been recognized by many as the biggest...
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Commentary: emPower Room by Room: A Tip-Top, Energy Efficient Bath Remodel

Commentary: emPower Room by Room: A Tip-Top, Energy Efficient Bath Remodel

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes local guest columns, letters to the editor and other submissions from our readers. All opinions expressed in submitted material are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Amigos805. By Javier Saucedo • emPower Central Coast Energy Coach Are you getting to the breaking point being greeted day...
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Feb. 24 — 50 Home Challenge Pop-Up – emPower Santa Barbara County

Feb. 24 — 50 Home Challenge Pop-Up – emPower Santa Barbara County

Meet up with friends and neighbors to hear how the 50 Home Challenge is improving homes and communities through energy efficiency! The County of Santa Barbara’s emPower program along with CHERP (Community Home Energy Retrofit Program) will be on hand to answer all your home energy efficiency questions. Stop by Windmill Nursery and get...
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April 14-15 — 44th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show

April 14-15 — 44th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show

WESTLAKE VILLAGE — Homeowners who are planning spring and summer projects around their house can talk with professionals for ideas and advice at the 44th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show. The spring show is Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake (880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village). Over 170...
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Local PODS® Moving and Storage Offers Declutter Tips for the New Year

Local PODS® Moving and Storage Offers Declutter Tips for the New Year

VENTURA COUNTY —  As the first month of 2018 draws to a close, many residents are working to stick to their resolutions. According to Statistic Brain, only 58.4% of resolutions make it past the first month. To help their customers maintain their home resolutions, local PODS moving and storage offers ideas about how to declutter...
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Jackson Introduces Bill To Help Montecito and Other CA Homeowners Recover Mudslide Losses

Jackson Introduces Bill To Help Montecito and Other CA Homeowners Recover Mudslide Losses

SACRAMENTO – To help residents whose homes were devastated or destroyed in the recent Montecito mudslides, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill to ensure that fire insurance policies cover losses incurred from fire-induced mudslides. Senate Bill 917 clarifies that, under current law, an insurance policy covers loss or damage resulting from a...
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After Upgrades and Renovations, Valentine Court Welcomes Residents Home for the Holidays

After Upgrades and Renovations, Valentine Court Welcomes Residents Home for the Holidays

SANTA MARIA — Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) has been hard at work this summer renovating Valentine Court Apartments, and now residents are coming home in time for the holiday season. Located on East Newlove Drive in Santa Maria, the 35-unit affordable apartment complex has undergone numerous upgrades, including energy efficiency improvements, new paint, appliance installation,...
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Jan. 23 — ‘The Effects of Medi-Cal on Homeownership’ Free Workshop to be held in Oxnard

Jan. 23 — ‘The Effects of Medi-Cal on Homeownership’ Free Workshop to be held in Oxnard

VENTURA COUNTY — Under a federal law not widely known to consumers, the State of California must seek repayment from the estates of certain Medi-Cal members after they die. What does this mean for homeowners receiving Medi-Cal benefits? Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) will host a free educational workshop open to anyone interested in...
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Ventura County Civic Alliance update for Nov. 15

Ventura County Civic Alliance update for Nov. 15

Livable Communities Newsletter Vol. 11, No. 44 November 2017 Quick Links – See the Current State of the Region Report – Last Quarter’s Newsletter   Join us at the Ventura County Civic Alliance! Welcome to Our Fall 2017 Livable Communities Newsletter!  This year, affordable housing has been recognized by many as the biggest challenge to the...
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Coastal Housing Partnership: Helping Workers Call Ventura County Home

Coastal Housing Partnership: Helping Workers Call Ventura County Home

Next Home Buying Fair on Saturday, Oct. 28 in Ventura VENTURA COUNTY — With the median price of Ventura County homes at nearly $650,000 and expected to increase, home ownership seemed like a lofty goal for Denise Noguera, a social worker with the County of Ventura. But once Noguera became determined to move on...
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Oct. 28 — Coastal Housing Partnership to Present Saturday Home Buying Fair at Ventura Beach Marriott

Oct. 28 — Coastal Housing Partnership to Present Saturday Home Buying Fair at Ventura Beach Marriott

VENTURA — Local employees have the opportunity to get started on their path to home ownership on Saturday, October 28, when nonprofit Coastal Housing Partnership will host a Home Buying Fair at the Ventura Beach Marriott, 2055 Harbor Boulevard, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Fair is open to anyone interested in learning...
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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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