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Bilingual report: Stay Informed — Sign Up for Thomas Fire Alerts

Bilingual report: Stay Informed — Sign Up for Thomas Fire Alerts

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   VENTURA COUNTY — A wildfire that began late Monday continues to spread through parts of Ventura County, burning hundreds of homes and structures, forcing immediate evacuations, intermittent road closures, and affecting the air and water quality for thousands of county residents. A mixture of dry conditions, low...
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Gold Coast Health Plan Helps Fire Victims at Ventura County Shelters

Gold Coast Health Plan Helps Fire Victims at Ventura County Shelters

Health Navigators are Assisting Members Impacted by the Thomas Fire CAMARILLO — Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) is providing trained, bilingual health navigators for its members at the county’s two largest evacuation sites in response to the Thomas Fire. GCHP outreach representatives are on-site at the Ventura Fairgrounds and Oxnard College gym to help the Plan’s...
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Ventura County Office of Education announce school closures due to wildfire for Dec. 7, 8

Ventura County Office of Education announce school closures due to wildfire for Dec. 7, 8

VENTURA COUNTY —Due to the ongoing fire emergency, several Ventura County school districts will be closed for the remainder of this week. The current list of closures is below. The latest updates will be posted at www.vcoe.org. The following districts will be closed the rest of this week (Dec. 7 & 8) Briggs Elementary School...
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CSU Channel Islands cancels classes for Dec. 7

CSU Channel Islands cancels classes for Dec. 7

CAMARILLO — CSU Channel Islands has cancelled classes for Thursday, Dec. 7. However, the main campus in Camarillo will reopen with normal operating hours as well as the Thousand Oaks and Goleta locations. Employees will be expected to report to the campus as usual. The Broome Library will open on Thursday at 8 a.m. to...
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Hospice of Santa Barbara Light Up A Life Ceremony in Carpinteria Rescheduled to Dec. 16 Due to Thomas Fire

Hospice of Santa Barbara Light Up A Life Ceremony in Carpinteria Rescheduled to Dec. 16 Due to Thomas Fire

SANTA BARBARA — Hospice of Santa Barbara looks forward to joining the community to celebrate and honor the lives of their loved ones at its annual Light Up A Life ceremony in Carpinteria. However due to the effects of the Thomas Fire, the Carpinteria Light Up A Life event planned for December 9th has...
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Museum of Ventura County update for Dec. 6

Museum of Ventura County update for Dec. 6

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. The Ag Museum is Open and Ready to Serve The Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula is open to our community today from 10 am to 4 pm. We have coffee and donuts and admission will be...
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Jackson issues statement on Thomas Fire

Jackson issues statement on Thomas Fire

VENTURA COUNTY — State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement today on the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, now estimated at approximately 45,000 acres and 0% containment. “I am devastated by the impact this fire has and will likely continue to have on our communities. I am grateful to the more than one...
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Gold Coast Health Plan Member Alert Regarding Thomas Fire

Gold Coast Health Plan Member Alert Regarding Thomas Fire

Ventura County’s Medi-Cal Plan is Making it Easy for Members to Access Prescriptions and Transportation During the Thomas Fire CAMARILLO — Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) is alerting its members that during the Thomas Fire, members can get their prescriptions filled, receive necessary oxygen and have their transportation needs met. The Plan, which has more than...
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United Way of Ventura County responds to Thomas Fire

United Way of Ventura County responds to Thomas Fire

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Dear Friends: An explosive brush fire, named the Thomas Fire, has spread quickly across Ventura County. Burning an estimated 31,000 acres in a matter of hours, the fire has forced thousands of residents to flee and has left at least one person dead. Notably, the residents of...
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Gold Coast Transit District Operating Reduced Bus Service in Ojai/Downtown Ventura Due to Thomas Fire

Gold Coast Transit District Operating Reduced Bus Service in Ojai/Downtown Ventura Due to Thomas Fire

OXNARD — Gold Coast Transit District, the largest provider of public transit in Ventura County announced that it will be operating reduced bus service in Ventura and Ojai due to impact of Thomas Fire, potentially impacting hundreds of daily bus passengers. Due to heavy smoke in the Downtown Ventura and Ojai areas, two of GCTD’s...
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Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. to distribute toys throughout Ventura County through Dec. 21

Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. to distribute toys throughout Ventura County through Dec. 21

VENTURA COUNTY — It has been a time honored tradition during the holiday season for Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc. to distribute toys to its pediatric patients. The tradition continues this year as Clinicas’ Toy Giveaway will again take place at all 13 Clinicas Health Centers. This event can be especially meaningful for patients because...
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Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara update for Dec. 1

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara update for Dec. 1

Click here to view the entire e-newsletter   UPCOMING EVENTS EXHIBITION ON VIEW Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960 – Present On view September 17 – December 17, 2017 MCASB, 653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace, Santa Barbara Community Arts Workshop, 631 Garden Street, Santa Barbara Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Road,...
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City of Oxnard Cultural and Community Services update for Dec. 1

City of Oxnard Cultural and Community Services update for Dec. 1

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICES December 2017 DEPARTMENT NEWS THE 10TH ANNUAL OXNARD TAMALE FESTIVAL Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9 am to 6:30 pm Families, friends, and neighbors are invited to ring in the holiday season at the City of Oxnard’s tenth annual Tamale Festival featuring live entertainment, arts...
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Dec. 7 — Mixed Media Paint Night at Studio Channel Islands

Dec. 7 — Mixed Media Paint Night at Studio Channel Islands

CAMARILLO — Studio Channel Islands Art Center to present Mixed Media Paint Night, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2222 Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo. Join SCI for an evening with Mixed Media artists delivering workshops and demonstrations. Free to attend; donation for material costs to participate. The Gallery and Gift Store will be open from 11 a.m....
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Dec. 7, 14 and 21 — Thousand Oaks Farmer’s Market Brings ‘Good Tidings’ During the Holiday Season Holiday “Boutique” Mini Market will take Place at The Oaks Shopping Center

Dec. 7, 14 and 21 — Thousand Oaks Farmer’s Market Brings ‘Good Tidings’ During the Holiday Season Holiday “Boutique” Mini Market will take Place at The Oaks Shopping Center

THOUSAND OAKS — To help ‘tide shoppers over through the holidays’, the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association (VCCFMA) is partnering with the Oaks Shopping Center to offer a four week long special event, “Holiday Boutique Mini Farmers’ Market”. The market will take place on Dec. 7, 14 and 21 from 12 noon to 5 pm...
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