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Local Holiday Toy Drive Receives Donations for Foster, Low-Income Children

Local Holiday Toy Drive Receives Donations for Foster, Low-Income Children

Currently there are 1,000 children in foster care and thousands of additional low-income kids in Ventura County, and these youth are in need of toys and other gifts this holiday season. In an effort to bring some holiday cheer to these children in need, there are programs that help coordinate through Children and Family Services […]

A Pictorial–Around the County with Donna Hendricks: Ventura Parade of Lights 2015

A Pictorial–Around the County with Donna Hendricks: Ventura Parade of Lights 2015

From the Ventua Harbor Website: “The Ventura Harbor presented the 39th Annual Ventura Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and Fireworks December 18 & 19, at 6:30 pm.  Decorated boats and holiday décor kicked off this year’s ‘Surf, Sand & Santa- Celebrating 150 Years of Ventura’ theme.” Enjoy the show! ___________________________________ Contact photographer Donna Hendricks: http://www.727photoart.com/ […]

Police & City Employees Volunteer at Fifth Annual Salvation Army/Simi Valley PD Toy Event

Police & City Employees Volunteer at Fifth Annual Salvation Army/Simi Valley PD Toy Event

December 19, 2015, marked the 5th year for the Salvation Army/Simi Valley Police Department Holiday Toy Event that benefits local families. Simi Valley police and city employees volunteered their day to help Simi Valley families by handing out toys to over 300 less fortunate children and special gifts to over 50 senior community members. 80 […]

Snapshots of the Ventura Pier

Snapshots of the Ventura Pier

Professional photographer Kenny Backer shares with us snapshots of the recent high surf pounding a familiar landmark in our county.  From Mr. Backer:  “The Pier was damaged and closed to foot traffic.  I saw a piling break off and get tossed in the air by a wave.  A total of four pilings broke off. We […]

Local business repairs auto glass without charge — A holiday gift to 91 year old WW2 Vet

Local business repairs auto glass without charge  — A holiday gift to 91 year old WW2 Vet

91-year-old War World II Veteran in Ventura Augustine Ponce De Leon’s (Army, 515th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1942-1946) and his wife rely on their truck to drive him to doctors’ appointments to treat his cancer. But last year, the back glass was smashed after pulling a 5th wheel that jack-knifed. Three local companies recently donated services […]

Special Needs Kids receive New Shoes and More for the Holidays with help from Oxnard PD

Special Needs Kids receive New Shoes and More for the Holidays with help from Oxnard PD

Students at Phoenix Los Nogales School in Camarillo received a big surprise this morning as members of the Oxnard Police Department SWAT team brought them new shoes for the holidays. The students waited in anticipation as the SWAT team rolled up in an armored vehicle full of brightly colored packages. They were all smiles as […]

Miller YMCA’s Youth & Government Delegates Make Lunches for the Homeless

Miller YMCA’s Youth & Government Delegates Make Lunches for the Homeless

Fifty Youth & Government delegates from the Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park spent the afternoon of December 9 making 300 lunches for the homeless. The lunches were delivered to the East Rancho Dominquez Community Center in Compton. The Miller YMCA Youth & Government delegates are 9 through 12 graders who attend Newbury Park High […]

Smart Growth America: (Re)Building Downtown

Smart Growth America: (Re)Building Downtown

By Sheryl Hamlin Smart Growth America (SGA) is not your ordinary planning group. Realizing that Millennials and Boomers both want to live in authentic, affordable neighborhoods in cities and towns served by transportation and connectivity, SGA focuses on the creation of a sense of place. “Americans want to make their neighborhoods great”, says SGA. Building […]

A photo journey through the Grand Canyon

A photo journey through the Grand Canyon

Editor’s note Paul Burich is a retired businessman.  This is the first in his photo essay of one of our national treasures: The Grand Canyon – Part Two From the National Park Service Site: Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is a world-renowned showplace of geology. Geologic studies in the park began […]

Thousand Oaks Republican Women hold a most Elegant Luncheon and Honor Ventura County D.A.

Thousand Oaks Republican Women hold a most Elegant Luncheon and Honor Ventura County D.A.

By Debra Tash The Thousand Oaks Republican Women held their annual holiday luncheon at the Sherwood Country Club.  The fashionable venue was decked out in holiday cheer.  Guests mingled and shopped the boutique setup in two rooms off the foray. .   .     .   … Candidate Rafael Dagnesses attended, shaking hands and […]