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Women’s Economic Ventures Honors Trailblazer and Business of the Year Award Winners at “Empowerment is Priceless” Fundraiser

Women’s Economic Ventures Honors Trailblazer and Business of the Year Award Winners at “Empowerment is Priceless” Fundraiser

Annual event raises more than $400,000 to support local entrepreneurs SANTA BARBARA — Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) welcomed close to 400 guests and raised more than $400,000 at their Empowerment is Priceless event held on October 10th at the Fess Parker Hotel in Santa Barbara. The non-profit’s annual breakfast fundraiser recognized WEV’s 2017 Trailblazer, Business...
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Oct. 17 — United Way’s Women’s United to Host Community Event Focusing on the Plight of Single Mothers Living in Poverty

Oct. 17 — United Way’s Women’s United to Host Community Event Focusing on the Plight of Single Mothers Living in Poverty

CAMARILLO — United Way’s Women’s United to Host Community Event Focusing on the Plight of Single Mothers Living in Poverty from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Wells Fargo Bank, 970 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Click here for the entire media release. Click here for more information on Women United.  
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WEV’s New League of Extraordinary Women Kickoff Unites Local Women to Strengthen Women Business Owners in Ventura County

WEV’s New League of Extraordinary Women Kickoff Unites Local Women to Strengthen Women Business Owners in Ventura County

VENTURA —  Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) hosted a group of influential women leaders from Ventura County at the kick off of their new League of Extraordinary Women held at the Atmore Ranch on Tuesday, July 25th. More than 50 guests gathered at the ranch to hear several speakers discuss how the new group will...
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Bilingual commentary: Men and Mermaids

Bilingual commentary: Men and Mermaids

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 David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes We normally associate mermaids with little girls’ fantasies. How many...
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Bilingual commentary: Open Season on Women

Bilingual commentary: Open Season on Women

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 David Magallanes / Guest contributor David Magallanes “Open season” is that time of the year when particular...
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May 20 — The Collection at RiverPark makes fashion statement at 2nd annual Fashion Show

May 20 — The Collection at RiverPark makes fashion statement at 2nd annual Fashion Show

OXNARD — The runway returns to The Collection at RiverPark as Oxnard’s premier fashion destination hosts its second annual Fashion Show. On Saturday, May 20, fashion retailers from The Collection will feature their new spring lines highlighting the most sought-after trends of the season. Models will showcase ready-to-wear looks, walking the runway alongside adoptable...
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Family Service Agency moves to new Lompoc location

Family Service Agency moves to new Lompoc location

LOMPOC — To better serve its clientele, Family Service Agency will begin providing services at a new location in Lompoc starting Monday, April 3, 2017. The agency purchased former medical offices, and after extensive renovations, will move staff in its senior services, mental health counseling, Long-Term Care Ombudsman and Big Brothers Big Sisters programs to...
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Cathy Murillo, Sherry Villanueva, Alicia Flores and Dr. Cynthia Herrera among those to be honored by State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson as ‘Women of the Year’ in Santa Barbara and Ventura

Cathy Murillo, Sherry Villanueva, Alicia Flores and Dr. Cynthia Herrera among those to be honored by State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson as ‘Women of the Year’ in Santa Barbara and Ventura

SANTA BARBARA – OXNARD – To commemorate Women’s History Month, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will honor eight women from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties as the 19th Senate District’s 2017 ‘Women of the Year’ in separate ceremonies in each county. The women, chosen for their contributions to their communities, will be recognized at events held...
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May 1 — Women & What We Love: An Evening of Friendship and Fundraising

May 1 — Women & What We Love: An Evening of Friendship and Fundraising

OXNARD — Benefiting the children of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, “Women & What We Love” is a unique fundraising event taking place 5-8 p.m., May 1 at Waterside Restaurant and Wine Bar, 3500 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. The event features premium wines, gourmet small plates, desserts, luxury...
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March 2 — The Collection Invites Guests to VIP Shopping Experience

March 2 — The Collection Invites Guests to VIP Shopping Experience

OXNARD — The Collection at RiverPark, Oxnard’s premier fashion destination invites guests to round up their friends for a girl’s night out at the Passport to Spring Fashion event, Thursday March 2nd from 6-9 pm. Guests will be able to preview the season’s latest fashions and taste seasonal dishes while experiencing exclusive activities, promotions,...
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Bilingual commentary: A Daughter’s Birthday

Bilingual commentary: A Daughter’s Birthday

Editor’s note: Amigos805 welcomes 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. David Magallanes By David Magallanes / Guest contributor This past week, the family celebrated my daughter’s birthday as she...
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Guest commentary: Mentoring — Changing Lives, One Relationship at a Time

Guest commentary: Mentoring — Changing Lives, One Relationship at a Time

Take a moment to think about someone who has made a positive difference in your life. Who inspired you to do your best and dream big? For so many of us, having someone who supported our aspirations, gave guidance, and made us realize our value, just by sharing their time, had a profound effect....
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RISE Receives $20,000 Grant from The Mary Kay Foundation to Help Maintain Critical Shelter Programs

RISE Receives $20,000 Grant from The Mary Kay Foundation to Help Maintain Critical Shelter Programs

Domestic Violence Shelters Nationwide Receive $3 Million in Unrestricted Funds SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – During Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, RISE received a $20,000 unrestricted grant from The Mary Kay Foundation to help combat domestic violence and provide much-needed shelter and counseling services to San Luis Obispo County. While celebrating its 20th...
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Snap a “Selfie” for Hunger Action Month

Snap a “Selfie” for Hunger Action Month

VENTURA COUNTY — September is Hunger Action Month, and FOOD Share is asking everyone to share the message that 1 in 6 Ventura County residents is still food insecure. That’s 136,000 of our children, families, and seniors who lack, at times, enough food for a healthy lifestyle. To spread this message, FOOD Share is...
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VCCDC Receives $35,000 From Wells Fargo To Help Women In Ventura County Achieve Homeownership & Financial Stability

VCCDC Receives $35,000 From Wells Fargo To Help Women In Ventura County Achieve Homeownership & Financial Stability

VENTURA COUNTY — The Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) was recently awarded a $35,000 grant by Wells Fargo to support its Mi Casa Mi Hogar (My House My Home) Program which is designed to assist a highly vulnerable population – women who are the primary wage earners for their families. Alhough the primary target population...
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