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EDC-VC’s Small Business Development Center Director Recognized as ‘State Star’

EDC-VC’s Small Business Development Center Director Recognized as ‘State Star’

VENTURA COUNTY — Ray Bowman, director of the Small Business Development Center of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, recently received the Association of Small Business Development Centers coveted “State Star” Award in recognition of his contributions to the state SBDC program. Bowman was presented with the award at the 37th Annual America’s SBDC Conference in...
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Hospice of Santa Barbara Patient Care Services Volunteers Offer Companionship, Provide Relief for Caregivers

Hospice of Santa Barbara Patient Care Services Volunteers Offer Companionship, Provide Relief for Caregivers

SANTA BARBARA — When people think of the duties of a hospice volunteer, they may imagine sitting with people on their death bed. While being with patients at the end of their lives can be a meaningful experience, it is a small part of what Hospice of Santa Barbara’s 65 Patient Care Volunteers do....
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Bilingual commentary: The Dilemma of the DREAMers

Bilingual commentary: The Dilemma of the DREAMers

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes Recently, the unfortunate residents of south Texas and then south Florida knew that storms were brewing and growing before they struck. Similarly, this country’s DREAMers, who had been afforded protection from deportation and other benefits under the Obama administration, could see the dark clouds gathering the...
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City of Oxnard Cultural and Community Services update for Sept. 14

Visit https://www.oxnard.org for more information   September 2017 DEPARTMENT NEWS OXNARD PAL HELPS KIDS START THE SCHOOL YEAR PREPARED! The Oxnard Police Activities League (PAL) recently expanded on its Back-to-School Outreach program by providing free backpacks to students at Haycox School in Oxnard?s Southwinds neighborhood. The giveaways took place from August 23rd through August 25th,...
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Jackson’s SB 63, New Parent Leave Act, Passes Off Senate Floor, Heads to Governor’s Desk

Jackson’s SB 63, New Parent Leave Act, Passes Off Senate Floor, Heads to Governor’s Desk

SACRAMENTO — SB 63, a bill authored by  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)  to provide 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected maternity and paternity leave for Californians who work for smaller employers of 20 or more, passed the Assembly floor today on a 51-15 vote. The bill now heads back to the Senate for concurrence. SB...
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Bills Aiming to secure California from Cyberattacks Reach Governor’s Desk

Bills Aiming to secure California from Cyberattacks Reach Governor’s Desk

SACRAMENTO – The California State Legislature passed two bills designed to help further secure California’s valuable network from cybercriminals. Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, Chair of the Select Committee on Cybersecurity, has authored AB 531 and AB 1022, which provides more tools for California to assess its cyber-readiness and ensure that the state is doing all it...
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Jackson Bill SB 169 Passes Assembly Floor, Heads Back to Senate

Jackson Bill SB 169 Passes Assembly Floor, Heads Back to Senate

SACRAMENTO – While the Trump Administration works to roll back Obama-era efforts protecting students from sex discrimination and sexual assault on campuses under Title IX, the California legislature passed SB 169, a bill authored by  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)  that will codify these civil rights protections into state law. The bill passed...
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Museum of Ventura County update for Sept. 14

Museum of Ventura County update for Sept. 14

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. In conjunction with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Latin American & Latino Art in LA, the Museum of Ventura County presents Ayer y Todavía Experience Chicano culture and history, as well as current struggles and social issues,...
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Bill to Extend Solar Thermal Program Passes California Legislature

Bill to Extend Solar Thermal Program Passes California Legislature

Bill to Incentivize Solar Energy to Reduce Natural Gas Use Headed to Governor’s Desk SACRAMENTO—The California Legislature passed AB 797 (Irwin) this afternoon.  With the bipartisan vote in the Assembly of 45-19 today and the Senate’s bipartisan 30-10 vote on Tuesday, the bill now heads to the Governor for his signature.  The bill extends consumer...
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The Collective Studio at Pacific View Mall seeking participants for free Día de los Muertos Workshops

PACIFIC VIEW MALL – VENTURA   WE WANT YOU! FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS NOW SEEKING PARTICIPANTS preparing for the FREE community celebration absolutely no experience required!   FREE WORKSHOPS NOW IN SESSION All ages invited to be part of the preparations leading up to  the big free community celebration.   Traditional Art with Yenelli Law...
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Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Sept. 8

Marjorie Luke Theatre update for Sept. 8

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Upcoming Events Harmony Celebration Saturday, September 16, 1pm & 7pm The barbershop show of the year is coming to Santa Barbara this September! Pacific Sound is bringing the brand new 2017 International Gold Medalist Quartet Main Street, and the award-winning Carpe Diem Chorus to entertain us on the West Coast. They will...
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Museum of Ventura County — A message from the Interim Executive Director

Museum of Ventura County — A message from the Interim Executive Director

As you all know, a lot has been happening at the Museum. To keep you current on our efforts, we will be sending out a monthly museum update. You who receive this update are our nearest and dearest supporters, and we want you to hear the latest developments directly from us.  We have a lot...
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Sponsorships Available and Auction Items Needed for BGCOP’s 28th Annual Donald K. Facciano Kids Auction & Gala

Sponsorships Available and Auction Items Needed for BGCOP’s 28th Annual Donald K. Facciano Kids Auction & Gala

VENTURA COUNTY — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme is seeking the help of individuals and businesses to donate items for auction and sponsors for the upcoming 28th Annual Donald K. Facciano Kids Auction & Gala. The event is the Club’s largest fundraiser and directly benefits their more than...
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Jackson Bills SB 44 and SB 290 Pass Assembly Floor and Head to Governor’s Desk

Jackson Bills SB 44 and SB 290 Pass Assembly Floor and Head to Governor’s Desk

SACRAMENTO – Two key coastal protection bills authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) , SB 44 (Coastal Oil Wells) and SB 290 (Marine Entanglement), passed the Assembly floor with a 76-0 vote and 60-15 vote, respectively on Sept. 7 Senate Bill 44, the Coastal Oil Well Clean Up and Remediation Act, will require that...
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Hispanic Heritage Month begins with shows on Sept. 15 in Oxnard, Ventura and Camarillo

Hispanic Heritage Month begins with shows on Sept. 15 in Oxnard, Ventura and Camarillo

The Latino Vision Group in Oxnard will hold an opening reception for the Chicano/a Art show “Latino Visions in Oxnard 2017” from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the former Social Security Administration building, 424 South B St., near Plaza Park, Oxnard. Exhibits will be presented through Monday, Oct. 30 at multiple venues. In celebration...
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