Enchanted Evening of Hope Supports American Cancer Society

More than 100 guests came together at Eden Gardens in Moorpark to spend an Enchanted Evening of Hope raising money to support the important work of the American Cancer Society. For the past 10 years, the Enchanted Evening of Hope event has raised more than a million dollars to fund cancer research and ensure the organization's ability to provide free…

A Barnyard Bash Brings Neighbors Together

Neighbors gathered to meet and make new friends at the 4th Annual Rancho Santa Rosa POA Picnic. Char Virnig and Linda Kidd know the value of a friendly neighborhood and spearheaded the annual picnics held by the association to provide opportunities for neighbors to meet and greet.

University Village Seniors Go the Extra Mile

University Village resident Betty Lappinga displays her medal. Lappinga was one of 20 people representing University Village who walked or ran in the 24th annual fundraiser. University Village retirement community in Thousand Oaks fielded a full team of 20 residents, relatives of residents and staff members for the 24th annual Ladin Subaru Love Run in Westlake Village. The family
-friendly fundraiser…

Blue Jean Ball Benefits Share

FOOD Share’s inaugural Blue Jean Ball, held outdoors at the beautiful Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada farms, helped raise the support necessary to feed food-insecure Ventura County residents. Guests at the regional food bank’s signature fundraiser walked the denim carpet, enjoyed an extensive local food and beverage line-up and danced to live entertainment by Jade Hendrix and Justin Honsinger. An…

These Parks Are for the Dogs!

Community dog lovers recently celebrated the official opening of three new neighborhood off-leash areas (OLAs) with a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony. Two dogs “volunteered” to hold the ribbon, while others participated in a game of chase over, under and around the ribbon holders. A mega ball toss featured 20 dogs chasing tennis balls thrown at the same time, and a beginner’s…

Students Present (Her)stories of Women’s Accomplishments

“Only men are doctors.” This statement, asserted by a young girl in 1985, sparked her mother, AAUW (American Association of University Women) member Sandy Hindy, to show her daughter otherwise and led to the founding of the Women’s History Project in 1986. Celebrating its 30th year in 2016, the Women's History Project celebrates the accomplishments of women through live presentations…