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Ventura County| One of State’s Driest Counties

Ventura County| One of State’s Driest Counties

After a lot of rain in 2019 all of California was out of the major drought situation it had been in for years.  Snow pack was at 120% of the yearly average.  However, 2020 has had about half its normal rainfall through this time of the rainy season.  . The forecast for the next couple […]

Firefighters Frustrated By Legislative Analyst Office Rejection Of Necessary Staff

Firefighters Frustrated By Legislative Analyst Office Rejection Of Necessary Staff

Respectful of the work done by the Legislative Analyst Office (LAO), the firefighters of CAL FIRE Local 2881 are stunned that the LAO would reject the Governor’s proposal to increase firefighting staffing by 550 firefighters over five years.  After three years of catastrophic fires and an acceptance of a new norm driven by climate change, […]

2020 Oxnard Salsa Festival Dates Announced; Accepting Applications for Community Stage

2020 Oxnard Salsa Festival Dates Announced; Accepting Applications for Community Stage

Dates for the 27th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival are July 25 and 26, 2020. Attracting visitors from throughout southern California, the festival is a celebration of everything salsa – the food, music and dance. It takes place at Plaza Park, Fifth and “B” streets in historic downtown Oxnard from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. both days. Festival organizers are now accepting applications from local dance and […]

Ventura College Honors Benefactor Miriam Schwab Posthumously With 12-Foot Bronze Sculpture On Campus

Ventura College Honors Benefactor Miriam Schwab Posthumously With 12-Foot Bronze Sculpture On Campus

A 12-foot high bronze sculpture honoring long-time Ventura College supporter Miriam Schwab was unveiled in front of Ventura College’s Performing Arts Center on January 25. The sculpture was created by Ventura artist Michael O’Kelly. It features a music stand which represents academic learning, while a dancer symbolizes stepping out into the world after students receive […]

Strong Leadership Delivers over $9 Million in Cost Savings

Strong Leadership Delivers over $9 Million in Cost Savings

The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) was recently recognized at the Ventura County Management Council’s annual award luncheon for outstanding leadership and success in government and public service. Numerous VCPWA employees received awards and nominations from their peers within the County system. In distinction, VCPWA Director, Jeff Pratt, accepted the ‘Champion for Change’ Award, […]

Community Environmental Council Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors, Partnership Council and President’s Council

Community Environmental Council Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors, Partnership Council and President’s Council

The Community Environmental Council (CEC) is pleased to announce new members to its Board of Directors, President’s Council, and Partnership Council. New to CEC Board of Directors CEC’s Board of Directors provide strategic input on CEC’s mission to create local solutions to the challenges of climate change. These two new members bring expertise in land […]

Community Memorial Hospital Grows Robotic Surgery Program with More Trained Surgeons, Top-of-the-Line Robots

Community Memorial Hospital Grows Robotic Surgery Program with More Trained Surgeons, Top-of-the-Line Robots

(Ventura, CA) Community Memorial Hospital continues to grow and enhance its robotic surgery program with two da Vinci XI robots – the most advanced medical robot in use today – and an increasing list of surgeons trained to use da Vinci robots on more patients than ever before. Combined with the state-of-the-art technology in our surgical […]

Free Family Day at the Santa Paula Art Museum to Celebrate Women’s History Month and Women Artists

Free Family Day at the Santa Paula Art Museum to Celebrate Women’s History Month and Women Artists

SANTA PAULA, CA – All are welcome during Free Family Day at the Santa Paula Art Museum on the first Sunday of every month from 12:00 pm. to 3:00 p.m. In addition to enjoying the Museum’s current exhibits, you’ll experience hands-on art activities for the whole family, with local artists sharing new ideas and projects […]

kidSTREAM Children’s Museum Hires Executive Director

kidSTREAM Children’s Museum Hires Executive Director

Former CEO of Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena, Michael Shanklin, will take the helm at kidSTREAM Children’s Museum in Ventura County. From Building Community to Building a Museum Over the past three years, kidSTREAM Children’s Museum has reached over 30,000 children and families across Ventura County through county-wide outreach and pop-up events at the museum’s […]

Winners announced for Hang with the Best

Winners announced for Hang with the Best

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley held its annual HANG WITH THE BEST 20/20 art show featuring art by young artists in grades 6 through 12 in different mediums including paint, photography, 3D and drawing.  An awards reception was held on February 12 form 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Hillcrest Center for the […]

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