Safe Passage Youth Foundation turns “at risk” to “at promise.” By Madeline Nathaus afe Passage Youth Foundation, Thousand Oaks’ 2021 nonprofit of the year, is keeping Ventura County kids out of gangs and turning “at risk youth” to “at promise youth”...
VCMC Pediatric Oncology Center All photos courtesy Ventura County Ballet Ventura County Ballet delighted the children, families and staff at Ventura County Medical Center’s Pediatric Oncology Clinic/Diagnostic Center with a special performance of beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker on Wednesday, Nov....
SEEAG All photos courtesy of SEEAG Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG) hosted its annual Ventura County Farm Day on Saturday, Nov. 5. More than 15 farms, ranches and agricultural organizations invited the public in to experience a day of free...
By Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer | Photos by Viktor Budnik My goal has always been to be healthy,” says Audrey Walzer, longtime yoga teacher and founder of Camarillo-Somis Yoga and Mindfulness.  That singular aim has taken her on a long and...
Nicolette Warren strives to make oral hygiene fun. By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Nicolette Warren was in high school and college, she babysat for area families. There was one common thread among the kids: The children didn’t want to brush their teeth.  “It...
All photos courtesy of the Ventura Fire Department On Friday, April 21, the Ventura Fire Department and Ventura Fire Foundation recognized the outstanding achievements of six firefighters and two public employees at its annual ball and awards ceremony held at...
Ventura High School All photos courtesy Ventura Unified School District Ventura High School’s Reader’s Faire is a long-standing tradition organized annually by students in the 10th grade Honors English classes. VHS students write, illustrate and publish original children’s books, which they...
All photos courtesy of the Museum of Ventura County The Museum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum was closed for a good chunk of the fall, while it prepared a new exhibit. The institution reopened on Saturday, Oct. 21, unveiling Ventura...
By Alex Wilson | Photos by Viktor Budnik When real estate agent Marcie Youtz was a student at Ventura High School, she never envisioned that one of her most fulfilling career paths would involve driving a school bus. But her...