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Annual Heroes and Helpers Shopping Event | Simi Valley Police Department

Annual Heroes and Helpers Shopping Event | Simi Valley Police Department

It is time to spread holiday cheer for those in need, the Simi Valley Police Department is partnering with our local Target Stores to host another highly successful Heroes and Helpers event, formally Shop With a Cop. Heroes and Helpers is a joint effort where local families are paired with a SVPD staff member for […]

Parents Now Spend Twice as Much Time With Their Children as 50 Years Ago

Parents Now Spend Twice as Much Time With Their Children as 50 Years Ago

There are countless studies that link positive parental relationships to healthily adjusted children. Thankfully, more and more parents are spending time with their children. A study published by the Journal of Marriage and Family shows that parents in western countries are spending twice as much time with their kids as they did 50 years ago.

The Winning Dunk | Development Department vs Agency Team | Who Do You Support?

The Winning Dunk | Development Department vs Agency Team | Who Do You Support?

The goal: Raise $10,000 by #GivingTuesday, November 28th, 2017.  The game: Donate To DUNK Dr. Steve Elson, Casa Pacifica’s CEO or NOT to DUNK Steve! The playing field: $3,570 has been raised thus far!  If the Development Department Team wins they will SAVE STEVE from having to step into the dunk tank at all! I Want To Be A […]

From Terrifying to Terrific: Man Redesigns Medical Machine to Delight Children Instead of Scare Them

From Terrifying to Terrific: Man Redesigns Medical Machine to Delight Children Instead of Scare Them

Hospitals can be scary places for children to endure even without leaving the hallways – those MRI scanners, however, could make it into a real nightmare. Magnetic resonance imaging tests and CT scans require children to lie still on a metal bed for anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, and the machines usually make loud […]

JUST THE FACTS | Conejo Valley School Board Proposed Curriculum Policy | BookGate

JUST THE FACTS | Conejo Valley School Board Proposed Curriculum Policy | BookGate

  By Deborah Baber Savalla Here is a FACT opponents of the recently proposed Conejo Valley School Board policy on education curriculum do NOT want you to know: Books including To Kill a Mockingbird, 1984, Empire Falls, Bluest Eye, Lord of the Flies, and Snow Falling On Cedars CAN BE TAUGHT under the Conejo Valley […]

Give A Gift, Wrap A Shoebox | Make A Child’s Holiday Happier

Give A Gift, Wrap A Shoebox | Make A Child’s Holiday Happier

Ventura families are on a mission to make an impact in the lives of children in need. They are donating colorfully wrapped shoebox gifts to be sent to children around the world—many of whom have never received a gift before and have very little to call their own. Nov. 13 –20 is Operation Christmas Child’s […]

Four New Members Welcomed to Casa Pacifica Board of Directors  

Four New Members Welcomed to Casa Pacifica Board of Directors   

Camarillo, CA – Casa Pacifica is proud to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors this year. Comprised of 24 individuals, Casa Pacifica’s board members offer a wealth of experience and expertise in a wide range of areas, such as the legal field with several lawyers; law enforcement with Ventura County’s Sheriff; in […]

Keeping Your Child Safe From Bullying, Cyberbullying, And More | Free All-day Event

Keeping Your Child Safe From Bullying, Cyberbullying, And More | Free All-day Event

United Parents will host a free event on November 29th from 9:30 am until 7:30 pm at the Oxnard Church for the Nations, 270 West 5th St., in Oxnard.  The overall theme of the event is “How to Keep My Child Safe.” This theme has been highly prevalent in our parent/caregiver surveys that have been distributed countywide. […]

Home Depot Worker Shocks Mom When She Helps Build Special Needs Costume – and Pays For It

Home Depot Worker Shocks Mom When She Helps Build Special Needs Costume – and Pays For It

Halloween is a joyous time for all children – even for special needs kids who might have a harder time orchestrating their costume around their disabilities. But this young man’s Halloween celebration was especially memorable after a Home Depot worker helped him and his mom build a custom costume for his wheelchair.

Ventura Announces Drop off Sites for Global Christmas Project

Ventura Announces Drop off Sites for Global Christmas Project

NOV. 13–20: Community Donates 12,000 Shoebox Gifts for Children in Need   Several locations in the multi-county Channel Islands Coastal California Area Team will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child—joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world. During the project’s National Collection […]

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