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Place Matters: Health, Housing and Community Development Summit

Place Matters: Health, Housing and Community Development Summit

By Sheryl Hamlin Hosted by the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) and sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF), the City of San Buenaventura, the Ventura County Housing Trust Fund and the Ventura County Public Health Agency, the summit featured professionals in the three disciplines – health, housing and community development – […]

Port Hueneme: The Friends of the Bard Mansion Host Port Officials and Guests

Port Hueneme: The Friends of the Bard Mansion Host Port Officials and Guests

By Sheryl Hamlin Members, guests and dignitaries enjoyed an evening in the historic Bard Mansion inside Port Hueneme during the Friends of the Bard Mansion quarterly meeting. The Tour of the House   Not visible from the street and not accessible without a pre-arranged security clearance, Berylwood is no ordinary historic site. With antecedents in […]

Beer Lovers March Along the Boulevard in Camarillo Old Town

Beer Lovers March Along the Boulevard in Camarillo Old Town

The clouds vanished and the sun shined brightly on the participants of the 1st Annual Camarillo Old Town Beer March. More than 450 beer lovers “marched” along Ventura Boulevard sampling a unique selection of craft beers from local breweries and enjoying entertainment from a variety of local musicians. “We’ve had a lot of success with […]

Santa Paula Historic Hardison Home: Planned Development of 53 Homes

Santa Paula Historic Hardison Home: Planned Development of 53 Homes

By Sheryl Hamlin Williams Homes of Santa Clarita, California hosted an informational meeting at 1226 Ojai Road from 4 to 6 pm on March 3, 2016 to show neighbors and interested parties their plans to develop the historic Hardison property. The project was named “Rosewood” because the original owner loved to raise roses. The following […]

Hot – Hot – Hot! Ventura County Garden Club Tours Red Hot Salsa Co. in Santa Paula

Hot – Hot – Hot!  Ventura County Garden Club Tours Red Hot Salsa Co. in Santa Paula

By Sheryl Hamlin What is an entrepreneur? An entrepreneur fills a void with an innovative idea, sweat equity and a commitment to deliver the best product in his or her product space. With a career in the restaurant business, Butch Baselice created a line of products for direct sale to the general public. In the […]

Revisit NASA’s Mars Pathfinder and Rover (360 View)

Revisit NASA’s Mars Pathfinder and Rover (360 View)

You can explore the landing site of NASA’s Pathfinder mission with your mouse or mobile device. This 360-degree view uses images taken in 1997 displayed using present-day technology. It includes the lander’s companion rover, Sojourner – the first rover on Mars- and top science targets. Not all Web browsers support viewing 360-degree videos and images. […]

NASA, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Shake-up Earthquake Warning Systems

NASA, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Shake-up Earthquake Warning Systems

The fault lines running beneath California’s clay, sand and loam are rarely visible, and yet never far from mind for the tens of millions of people who call the state home. Even before California’s next major quake hits, its implications are already reverberating through research and first responder communities. When disaster strikes, the quality of […]

Ventura County: Family Financial Well-Being Summit

Ventura County: Family Financial Well-Being Summit

By Sheryl Hamlin Over 80 people registered for this half-day seminar hosted by the Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF) including representatives from housing, politics, industry, farming, non-profits, county planning, faith based organizations, city government, education and financial consulting. Anthony Restivo, Board member of […]

VCEF Names El Camino High School Instructor as February’s Teacher of the Month

VCEF Names El Camino High School Instructor as February’s Teacher of the Month

Downtown Oxnard vision plan results well-received

Downtown Oxnard vision plan results well-received

By George Miller Multidisciplinary team local and outside team develops a future Downtown Oxnard Vision/Architecture Residents participate in 5 day charrette to contribute ideas Team consists of urban planners, architects, economists, Design/approach done to “jumpstart” redevelopment of downtown for economic and social vitality Phase 1 “visioning” design received very well by community so far Results […]