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Is Your Resolution to Help Others and be Better to Yourself? Volunteering Achieves Both of

Melissa | 01/04/2014 | Volunteer & Give Back

Foodbank of Santa Barbara’s most urgent needs

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Aut2Run charity walk seeks resource fair vendors

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 01/03/2014 | Business News & Updates

Autism Society Ventura County is presenting its 2nd Annual charity walk on April 6 to raise awareness and support for

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Declined or expensively rated for life, health, long-term care insurance? Do something about

Del | 01/02/2014 | Financial, Wills & Housing

Questions to consider:

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Simon Youth Foundation seeks OC applicants for $1 million in scholarships

Noelle | 01/02/2014 | Announcements & Member News, School Issues & Concerns, School News & Announcements

The application period is open now until Saturday, January 11, 2014.

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The Tradition of The New Year’s Resolution

LeadingEdgeTutors | 01/02/2014 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns

In 2014, I will lose weight, volunteer to help others, quit smoking, get a better education and get a better job

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Holiday Clean-Up

Hilary | 01/02/2014 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

This year I am trying something new. When my children asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I replied,” I would like

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Port Hueneme Chamber Networking Breakfast

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/31/2013 | Business News & Updates

Please join us for our Wake Up Hueneme Networking and Education Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

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Last Minute Shopping and Stocking Stuffers

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/31/2013 | Around Town

Give the gift of adventure, education or entertainment this year!

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Camarillo Reads Songs of Willow Frost

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/30/2013 | Book Club, Books & Literacy

Books will be available starting Jan. 2

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New Years Resolutions: Great Idea! Or, Not?

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/30/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

The Neuroscience Behind Why We Fail, and What to do About it!

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Do you know what your Mom or Dad want in case of tragedy?

Del | 12/27/2013 | Financial, Wills & Housing

Helpful Questions for Dealing With Aging Parents

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Pick Up Bread for the Foodbank

Melissa | 12/24/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Best Developmental Toys for Each Age

Nicole | 12/19/2013 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns, Reviews & Picks

Select Great Gifts for Infants, Toddlers, and Big Kids

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Finding Community During the Holidays

Hilary | 12/18/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

The holidays often make people who do not attend regular church services think about going. There is a reason for this.

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PACIFIC VIEW ADDS MORE GIFT CARD CHOICES IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 12/18/2013 | Around Town

New Gift Card Mall Program Offers Mall Visa Gift Cards and Other Popular Retailer Gift Cards

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1 Dress, 25+ways to style it: METAMorph Campaign

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 12/17/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

A campaign based on the concept of social good and giving back to a select 5 charities!

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Connection Breakfast

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/17/2013 | Business News & Updates

Ventura Chamber of Commerce networking event set for Jan. 10

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Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest Accepting Sponsors & Vendors!

VC Editor West | Ventura, CA | 12/17/2013 | Business News & Updates, School Issues & Concerns

Register for this premier Earth Day event attended by more than 5,000 people

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Join Gull Wings’ No Elf Patrol team

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/17/2013 | Around Town, Volunteer & Give Back

Team will raise funds to benefit Gull Wings Children’s Museum

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Essay Contest Deadline Jan. 10

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/17/2013 | Breaking News & Celeb Gossip, Editor’s Updates & Contests

Cancer Support Community brings back “Dear Cancer, It’s Me” contest.

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Enter the Farm to School Logo Contest

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/17/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, School News & Announcements

Entry deadline Dec. 12; Winner to receive $250 prize

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StoryCorps to sign up locals for interviews

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/17/2013 | Around Town

KCLU brings MobileBooth to Ventura and SB counties

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Camarillo Christmas Parade Dec. 14

Weekly | 12/17/2013 | Around Town

Help Camarillo celebrate this wonderful Camarillo tradition.

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Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter!

Chrystal | 12/17/2013 | , Volunteer & Give Back

BUNS has Christmas Bunnies

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The Knox School of Santa Barbara Hosts the Hour of Code!

Nicole | 12/16/2013 | School News & Announcements

The Knox School of Santa Barbara hosted The Hour of Code last week (December 9th through 12th, 2013) and was the only

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Motherhood: The Importance of Replenishing

Hilary | 12/16/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Every person needs to take one day away, a day in which one consciously separates the past from the future a day

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Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center Volunteer Opportunities

Editor | Santa Barbara, CA | 12/12/2013 | Business News & Updates, Kids Corner, Volunteer & Give Back

How to Help and Volunteer

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Take the PARENT PLEDGE for your TEEN

Rachael | 12/12/2013 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Does it surprise you to know that parents are the most powerful influence in a childs life?

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7 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

Rachael | 12/12/2013 | Around Town

With a little planning and by following some important steps, the holidays can truly be enjoyable for all.

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A Few Writing Tricks

LeadingEdgeTutors | 12/12/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

In the Words of a Professional

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Recipe: Holiday Egg Bake

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 12/12/2013 | Around Town, Editor’s Updates & Contests

There is nothing more satisfying to me on Christmas morning than an egg bake (with a side of Christmas cookies, of

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Promote the Foodbank at a School

Melissa | 12/12/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Promote the Foodbank at a Church

Melissa | 12/12/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Help Develop a Program for Local Restaurants to Donate to the Foodbank

Melissa | 12/12/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Long-Term, Grocery Rescue Volunteers

Melissa | 12/12/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Help Unload Trucks of Food

Melissa | 12/12/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Environmental Research Intern

Melissa | 12/12/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Environmental Research Intern Needed at the Foodbank The Foodbank is looking for a dynamic individual to develop

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Holiday gift giving ideas

Rachael | 12/11/2013 | Around Town, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

How do you find that perfect gift for kids, parents, teachers?

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New Partnership with Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 12/10/2013 | Business News & Updates

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership between The Santa Barbara Museum of Art and The Knox School of Santa

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Marketing Leader Intern

Melissa | 12/10/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Become a Marketing Leader Intern at the Foodbank!The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need

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Website Editor Intern

Melissa | 12/10/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Become a Website Editor Intern for the Foodbank!The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need

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Events Calendar Intern

Melissa | 12/10/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Become an Events Calendar Intern at the Foodbank!The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need

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Graphic Designer Intern

Melissa | 12/10/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Graphic Designer Interns needed at the Foodbank!The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in

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Human Resources Intern

Melissa | 12/10/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Human Resources Intern needed at the Foodbank!The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in

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Writer Intern

Melissa | 12/10/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Writer Intern needed at the Foodbank!The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by

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Got Cash? Consider a year-end donation to Art Trek

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 12/09/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Friends of Art Trek, Art Trek is dedicated to bringing the arts to the community. One of our most important tasks is

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Kids Helping Kids With Holiday Wish Lists

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 12/09/2013 | Business News & Updates, Volunteer & Give Back

Laguna Blanca School Students Host Holiday Gift Drive for Foster Youth

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50+ Recipes for Christmas Cookies

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 12/07/2013 | , Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts

Something for everyone whether you like shortbread, gingerbread, or no-bake.

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Local Wine Industry Launches Food from the Vine Fundraiser to Support Foodbank

Juliana | Santa Barbara, CA | 12/06/2013 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

Visit participating local wineries and other wine-related businesses through January 6th

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Tour

Karen | 12/06/2013 | Child Care, Preschools & Babysitters, School News & Announcements

Come check out all of the great things happening at OLMCS!

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NEW to Santa Barbara Youth Baseball Pony League

Chrystal | 12/04/2013 | Around Town

Pony Shetland Division – Ages: 5 & 6

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Holiday shipping deadlines fast approaching

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/03/2013 | Around Town

Dates to remember so your packages arrive on time.

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Enter the Mouthman Red & Green Givaway

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/02/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

Tell us what designs you would like to see and win a fabulous shirt

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Volunteer Tax Preparers Needed

Weekly | 12/02/2013 | Breaking News & Celeb Gossip, Volunteer & Give Back

VITA provides services to aid moderate-income families.

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Win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to ‘A Rubicon Family Christmas’

Weekly | 11/27/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

Just leave us a comment with your favorite family holiday tradition to be entered to win.

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More Tickets Now Available to Sundays Santa Barbara Empty Bowls

Juliana | Santa Barbara, CA | 11/26/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Volunteer & Give Back

Beloved annual event at new venue: Sunday, November 3rd at Ben Page Youth Center

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Staying Off the Naughty (Spending) List

Editor | 11/25/2013 | Around Town, Financial, Wills & Housing

10 Ways to Manage Your Finances & Avoid Post-Holiday Regret… The holidays are filled with temptation to go overboard

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Budget Your Time, Budget Your Money: Its not too late to change your holiday plan

Editor | 11/25/2013 | Around Town, Financial, Wills & Housing

The holidays, for most, are about spending time with family, making special connections, honoring friends and family

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Blessing Bags– Giving Back During the Holidays

Editor | 11/25/2013 | Around Town, Volunteer & Give Back

A Quick Way to Make a Difference

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Put the Giving into Thanksgiving

Editor | 11/24/2013 | Around Town, Volunteer & Give Back

Ten Tips to Help Parents Plant the Philanthropy Seed…

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Green Toy Tips for Kids

Editor | 11/24/2013 | Around Town, Community Concerns & Safety Tips

The holidays are around the corner and it is more important than ever to know how to select green, healthy, and safe

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Let me introduce you to Gabriella Brignardello

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 11/21/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.

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Volunteer Opportunities for Santa Barbara Families

Rachael | 11/20/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Many organizations have ongoing needs as well as one time opportunities to give back.

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Who Has The Golden Ticket?!

Chrystal | 11/20/2013 | Around Town

Arch Rock Fish Enhances Your Dining Experience with Two Free Dinner Entrees

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Deliver Food to Seniors (like Meals on Wheels)

Melissa | 11/20/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Host an International Student with Green Planet

Heather | 11/19/2013 | Announcements & Member News, School News & Announcements

Host an International Student with Green Planet and receive $850 per month!

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Engineer a Bicycle Blendr

Melissa | 11/19/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Design a bicycle that when you peddle it blends up a smoothie.

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Host a Food & Funds Drive

Melissa | 11/19/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Collect food and money at your business for the Foodbank.

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Organizational Efficiency Intern

Melissa | 11/19/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Help with warehouse productivity

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Big News – 4D Ultrasound Available

Betsy | 11/18/2013 | Business News & Updates, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Help Our Nurses Train on the 4D Ultrasound

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On Giving and Getting

Hilary | 11/18/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Volunteer & Give Back

I was once told that people can be divided into two categories: givers and takers.

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Why volunteer and how to get involved

Rachael | 11/18/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The key is to find a volunteer position that you enjoy…

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Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara Students Attend Financial Education Launch Event

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 11/18/2013 | Business News & Updates

Union Bank and EverFi Launch New Financial Scholars Program

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Explore Ecology/Art From Scrap Volunteer Opportunities

Editor | Santa Barbara, CA | 11/18/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Year round, engaging volunteer opportunities which combine environmental awareness and artistic creativity

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Happy Ventures Preschool and Infant Center

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 11/18/2013 | Child Care, Preschools & Babysitters

Our program is designed to enhance each child’s positive self-concept; to be accepting of others; to learn to express

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Help Create A Wonderful Experince for Local Foster Youth

Becca | Santa Barbara South County, CA | 11/18/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Donate to Royal Family Kids Camp This Holiday

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A Holiday Brush Up on Table Manners

Hilary | 11/17/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts

The holidays are upon us. This is a busy time of year for the whole family, and sometimes it is easy to forget about

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Teaching Little Hearts to Give Thanks

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 11/14/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Toddlers at Thanksgiving

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Sports Etiquette

Rachael | 11/14/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Players and parents are asked to sign a code of conduct but are coaches being held to the same standards?

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The Key to Sportsmanship

Andra | 11/14/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Look in the Mirror

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What would Emily Post say about Email?

Editor | 11/14/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

It is especially important to follow a few simple rules of etiquette when you email or text.

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Your teens digital footprint

Rachael | 11/14/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

What they post online will follow them to college and future jobs.

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Got Manners?

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 11/14/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Starting a Manners Revolution

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Teaching Kids the Art of Conversation

Editor | 11/13/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

It is important that our kids continue to learn how to have face to face time and no I am not talking about the iPhone

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Text etiquette & netiquette

Rachael | 11/13/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Our children are being raised in a world where online communication is replacing face to face time & we need to remember

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Give Back to Hospice of Santa Barbara

Kelly | Santa Barbara, CA | 11/13/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Hospice of Santa Barbara is a volunteer hospice providing professional cost-free services to meet the emotional, social

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Change A Life: Tutor An Adult

Christine | 11/13/2013 | Business News & Updates, Volunteer & Give Back

Free Training at the Santa Barbara Central Library

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Host an International Student with Green Planet

Heather | 11/13/2013 | School News & Announcements

Want to learn about a different culture? Host an International Student!

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9 Tips for Surviving Holiday Road Trips with Baby on Board

Rachael | 11/13/2013 | Around Town, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Some strategic planning can make driving over the river and through the woods much more bearable for everyone.

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Give the gift of your time this holiday season – be a tutor!

Rachel | 11/12/2013 | Camps & Seasonal Programs, School Issues & Concerns, Volunteer & Give Back

Tutors are needed at Santa Barbara High School for all subjects, especially English and language arts

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Love Children’s Literature?

Rachel | 11/12/2013 | Book Club, Books & Literacy, School Issues & Concerns, Volunteer & Give Back

Volunteer at local schools to help elementary school students improve their reading comprehension!

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Coastal Art & Poetry Contest now open

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/12/2013 | Breaking News & Celeb Gossip, Editor’s Updates & Contests, School News & Announcements

Students can submit artwork or poetry to the California Coastal Commission for a chance to win prizes.

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2013 Veterans Day Discounts, Sales, Deals and Free Meals!

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 11/12/2013 | Around Town, Editor’s Updates & Contests

The following is a list of Veterans Day discounts on goods, services and dining that have been announced for 2013

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Voting Open for 2014 Santa Barbara Triathlon Beneficiary!

Chrystal | 11/12/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

Place your VOTE today!

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Young Men’s Service League Coming to Santa Barbara

Pam | 11/12/2013 | Business News & Updates, Volunteer & Give Back

Forming New Chapters Now!

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Volunteers Make A Difference To Feed Our Community

Melissa | 11/08/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

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Marketing Intern

Melissa | 11/08/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Distribute Food to Seniors

Melissa | 11/08/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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5 Steps to Fabulous Family Portraits

Sarah | 11/08/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Tips to help you prepare your crew for stunning family photos!

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Taching Kids about Veterans Day

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 11/08/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Kids Corner

Doing something to celebrate Veterans Day with kids is a great way to honor those they love and all who have served the

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Fresh & Fabulous Holiday Pies, Parties and Catering

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/07/2013 | Around Town, Breaking News & Celeb Gossip

Make your holiday table shine with catering from Fresh & Fabulous Cafe

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Silent Auction & Dinner set for Nov. 14

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/06/2013 | Business News & Updates

Ventura County Professional Women’s Network monthly meeting features speaker, shopping

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Preserving Memories: Keepsakes

Chrystal | 11/06/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

I have the pictures. Now what??

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Family Photo Fashion Tips

Chrystal | 11/06/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Have Fun with your Family Photos!

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! (or, maybe not?)

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/06/2013 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns

We typically equate the holiday season with anticipation, excitement, family harmony and joy because well, thats

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Ordering holiday cards

Rachael | 11/06/2013 | Around Town

Plan ahead so you have time to put together the perfect card.

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Camarillo Library offers business resources, services

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/06/2013 | Business News & Updates

Russell Fischer Business Collection provides workshops, resources, discussions and more.

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Library offers Employment Workshop Week

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/06/2013 | Business News & Updates, Community, Church & Social Services

Workshop offers outplacement training, networking and direct business contact

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Family dinners make a difference

Rachael | 11/06/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Make dinnertime or any meal you share together a successful and memorable experience for all…

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Simple Tricks for Taking Better Photos of Children

Hilary | 11/06/2013 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns

When it comes to taking good photosand this includes taking photos of childrenEDIT is the word to have in mind

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Balanced Parenting adds parenting groups

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/06/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Balanced Parenting is pleased to to announce two new groups for teens and dads!

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Capturing Everyday Moments With Your Children

Editor | 11/05/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Mom confession time– I am only an okay photographer and a terrible scrapbooker. My son does not have a baby book and I

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Enter the Ghoul Wings Film Contest & Festival

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/04/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Kids Corner

Entries now being accepted for the inaugural event

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The Elephant in the Room

Hilary | 11/04/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

Talking to Your Sitter About Appropriate Dress

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Tips for Tearless Family Photos

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 11/04/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Holiday family photo time is upon us or as we refer to it in our household: The Time All The Crying Happened. As it

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30+ Uses for Leftover Halloween Candy

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 11/04/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

Have leftover Halloween candy? Heres 30 great ideas for treats to make with your treats.

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Theater announces 2014 season

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/01/2013 | Around Town

Buy Your 2014 Season tickets today

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Writer for Internship Positions

Melissa | 11/01/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Don’t forget to vote Nov. 5

Weekly | 10/31/2013 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips

Only three contested races on the ballot.

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Make Your Gift Worth 17 Times!

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

For every dollar that you donate to the Foodbank, we can purchase $17 worth of food! WHAT IS A FOOD BANK A food bank

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Bilingual Volunteers

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Back Yard Bounty Program

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Use and Promote Charity Miles

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Pick Up and Deliver Food to the Foodbank

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Grocery Store Food Drive Volunteers

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Healthy School Pantry Packaging Program

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Get Creative

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Human Resources Support

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Graphic Designers

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Update the Foodbank Website

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Create Online Newsletter using Constant Contact

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Research Community Events Online and add them to our events calendar

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Post Volunteer Opportunities Online

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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ServSafe Certified Volunteers (or be willing to be certified)

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Customer Service Representative

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Administrative Support

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Long Term Warehouse Help

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Help with Holiday Food Donations

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Empty Bowls Volunteers November 3rd

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Help with Santa Barbara Open Streets on November 2nd

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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Distribute Flyers

Melissa | 10/31/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious

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What is the Flipped Classroom?

Rachael | 10/30/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

A form of blended learning in which students learn new content by watching online video lectures at home and homework is

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Santa Barbara Mom Has Big Heart to Help Others

Tina | 10/29/2013 | Announcements & Member News, Business News & Updates

Nathalie Dagbovie joins Youth and Family Services YMCA Board

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Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program Supports Our Troops

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 10/29/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

With Halloween around the corner, many of us are anticipating stockpiles of sugary sweets in our households.

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Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Honors Harding teacher

SBCEO | Santa Barbara, CA | 10/28/2013 | Business News & Updates, School News & Announcements

Congratulations, Kristin Corpuz!

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United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County Present the Campaign for Kids

United B&G | 10/28/2013 | Business News & Updates, Volunteer & Give Back

Clubs UNITE this November and December for Kids in our Communities

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Do you have a skill (or not), a little or a lot of time to spare, and the heart to volunteer?

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 10/28/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Volunteer & Give Back

We have ongoing volunteer opportunities!

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Casts Dont Heal

Jennifer | Ventura County, CA | 10/27/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Plaster casts and Chiropractic Adjustments have something in common

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Computers for Families – the power of partnerships!

Rachael | 10/25/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Its about improving lives and our community, one child at a time.

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Sixteenth Annual Santa Barbara Empty Bowls takes place Sunday, November 3rd

Juliana | Santa Barbara, CA | 10/24/2013 | Around Town, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Guests invited to tour the Santa Barbara warehouse next door following the meal

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A Natural Approach to Boosting Immunity

Crystal | 10/23/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Find out how herbal remedies and a few dietary changes can boost your immunity.

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Why Does My Child Need Braces Twice?

Kubisch | 10/22/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Local Orthodontists Answer Your Questions

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The Truly Balanced Diet

Crystal | 10/22/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

In 1979, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed A Daily Food Guide, creating the four food groups

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Antibiotics versus chicken soup?

Editor | 10/22/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

So you woke up with that runny nose, sore throat, achy all over, just wanting to go back to sleep feeling. A couple of

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What Is Homeopathy?

Rachael | 10/22/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

It’s back to school time and parents know what that means….cold and flu season.

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When is it time to see an Orthodontist?

Editor | 10/22/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

One of the questions most often asked by parents regarding orthodontics is “When do I take my child in for the first

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New children’s book illustrated with mosaics

Christine Brallier Mosaics | 10/22/2013 | Announcements & Member News, Book Club, Books & Literacy, Business News & Updates

Night Before Christmas illustrated with mosaics

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Nitpicky About Head Lice

Editor | 10/22/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

L-I-C-E is a four-letter word. Just thinking about it makes my scalp itch. This year, more than any year that I can

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The Gift of a Sick Day

Hilary | 10/22/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

When your kids tell you they are sick, it throws off the whole schedule.

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Sign up now for fall camps

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 10/22/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Ventura Recreation offers camps for Oct. 21-25 VUSD break

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Art Innovators Offers Adult Art Classes for Fall!

Minette | 10/20/2013 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

Would you like to get in touch with your inner artist?

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SB OPEN STREETS :: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!!

Chrystal | 10/18/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

SB OPEN STREETS Volunteer Orientation – October 19th

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What To Do with Roll-Over Funds

Chrystal | 10/17/2013 | Financial, Wills & Housing

Options for managing roll-over funds by Del Hegland

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Entitlement-Proofing Your Family

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 10/17/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Raising Resilient and Grateful Children

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Engage kids in MATH daily!

Rachael | 10/17/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Math Tips for Parents with young children

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Make school mornings less stressful

Rachael | 10/17/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, School Issues & Concerns

Moms & Dads Moms need to maintain their sanity so they can set themselves and their kids up for success!

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Support your child’s success in class

Rachael | 10/17/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Tips that are designed to have a positive influence on a child’s success throughout the school year

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Parent-Teacher Conference Jitters?

Editor | 10/16/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Here are a few tips to optimize this special one-on-one time you will soon have with your child’s teacher! What to

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The Teen Brain

LeadingEdgeTutors | 10/15/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Not Yet Grown Up

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Help! I Think My Child Needs a Tutor!

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 10/15/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns

Youve just been to your parent-teacher conference. The teacher began with lots of positives about your child. Then

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Choosing a Pediatrician & Interview Questions

Editor | 10/15/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

When the situation warranted it, my father-in-law used to offer these bittersweet words of encouragement: The toughest

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How to help your sick child

Editor | 10/15/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Cold and flu season is upon us and, though we all wish it wouldn’t happen, our kids will inevitably get sick at some

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Top ten tips to keep your family healthy

Editor | 10/15/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

The flu has arrived early this year. Have no fear, your top ten health tips are here.

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App to Provide Real Time Alerts of Head Lice Outbreaks at the Local Level

Editor | 10/15/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Did you know that the majority of the 12 million head lice cases seen annually occur in preschool and elementary school-

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Treating head lice!

Editor | 10/15/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

FACTS – Adapted from Center For Disease Control site What is Head Lice? Also called Pediculus humanus capitis (peh-

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Head Lice – The Parent Perspective

Editor | 10/15/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

This articles was written by a group of third grade moms who experienced it first hand and did not find the very short

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Have you heard about Covered CA?

Weekly | 10/15/2013 | Business News & Updates

Learn to navigate the changes int he Affordable Care Act. Schedule a presentation today

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Special Needs Student – Parent-Teacher Conference

Editor | 10/15/2013 | Camps & Seasonal Programs, School Issues & Concerns

All children have specific strengths and challenges. For the child with any type of learning difference, this takes on

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The Truth About Bullying

Editor | 10/15/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support, School Issues & Concerns

Bullying has been defined by the U.S. Department of Education as: Any intentional, repeated, hurtful acts, words, or

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Port Hueneme Chamber of Commerce Mixer

Weekly | 10/15/2013 | Business News & Updates

Join us for the October Business Mixer poolside at Holiday Inn Express Port Hueneme

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Bullies & Mean Girls

Editor | 10/15/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support, School Issues & Concerns

I had an opportunity to listen to a fantastic speaker, Rachel Simonns, talk about female friendships. Below are a few of

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Help! I Think My Child Needs A Tutor!

Editor | 10/15/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, School Issues & Concerns

Youve just been to your parent-teacher conference. The teacher began with lots of positives about your child. Then

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Seven Tips for a Successful Parent/Teacher Conference

Editor | 10/15/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, School Issues & Concerns

Parent/Teacher Conferences present an excellent opportunity to get in tuned with your child.

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Prepare for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Editor | 10/15/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Not long after the school year begins, the time comes for parents to meet with teachers and discuss their childs

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Collaboration Between iCAN and the Garden Announced

Joni | 10/15/2013 | Business News & Updates, School News & Announcements

Pilot Art Project at Adams Elementary to Feature Native Plant Exhibit

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Hilary | 10/14/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns

Making Your Time with Your Child’s Teacher as Productive as Possible

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8 Reasons to Hire A Tutor

Wendi | 10/14/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns

How Private Tutoring Can Benefit Your Child

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Participate in the Entrepreneur Galz Expo

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 10/10/2013 | Business News & Updates

Connect with other entrepreneurs and make new business contacts.

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Not Every Kid Likes Halloween!

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 10/09/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Whats a Parent To Do?

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Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Santa Barbara

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 10/09/2013 | Around Town

Activities for Little Witches and Goblins

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Laguna Blanca School to Celebrate 80th Anniversary at Homecoming Weekend

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 10/08/2013 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

Totally Awesome at 80!

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EF International Students Contribute to Santa Barbara as Global Community

Susanne | 10/08/2013 | Business News & Updates, Community Concerns & Safety Tips

Celebrating 30 Years in Our Community

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Common Core Standards

Hilary | 10/08/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School News & Announcements

Understanding a Revolution in Education Reform

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Take the spooky out of Halloween Spending

Editor | 10/07/2013 | Around Town

Between the costumes, decorations, parties and candy Halloween can scare anyone’s wallet.

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Staying trim while enjoying the trimmings during the holidays

Editor | 10/07/2013 | Around Town, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas. New Year’s. It’s the gauntlet of food-centric holidays. Watching the waistline,

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Share your Halloween Tips, Traditions & the Best Neighborhoods to Trick or Treat!

Editor | 10/07/2013 | Around Town

Share everything from creative costumes, to decorating your home to your favorite neighborhood to trick or treat.

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Halloween… costume ideas… candy…

Editor | 10/07/2013 | Around Town

Make this a night they will not forget! Create your own unique costume, try something new instead of candy… COSTUMES

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Halloween Safety Tips

Editor | 10/07/2013 | Around Town, Community Concerns & Safety Tips

Halloween is just around the corner; it’s time for costumes, candy and lots of fun! But, even vampires, witches, and

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Balboa Surf Team Tryouts

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 10/07/2013 | Around Town

Tryouts set for Oct. 13 for Grades 6-8

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Tour

Karen | 10/07/2013 | School News & Announcements

Come check out all of the great things happening at OLMCS!

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Finding and Keeping a Great Household Employee

Kasey | 10/03/2013 | , Articles, Blogs & Columns, Child Care, Preschools & Babysitters

For some families, hiring a nanny or housekeeper is a straightforward and easy relationship. For the rest of us, we

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Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Family

Felicia | 10/02/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Child Care, Preschools & Babysitters

academic vs. play-based, child centered,. teacher led, structured, parent co-op, religious, half day, full day…

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Babysitter Interview Questions & Job Description

Editor | 10/02/2013 | Child Care, Preschools & Babysitters

Paying more for a sitter does not get you a better sitter

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Preschool Interview Questions

Editor | 10/02/2013 | Child Care, Preschools & Babysitters

Use these questions as a guide while you are looking.

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Choosing a Preschool: Philosophies & Approaches

Editor | 10/02/2013 | Child Care, Preschools & Babysitters

Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia… there are so many choices

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Choosing Quality Child Care

Editor | 10/02/2013 | Child Care, Preschools & Babysitters

Choosing a child care provider is one of the most important decisions parents will make. The way children are cared for

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6 Questions to Ask Before you Hire a Babysitter

CPR | 10/02/2013 | , Articles, Blogs & Columns, Child Care, Preschools & Babysitters

On my honor.I will do my best to take care of your children and to keep them safe.

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Santa Barbara School Resources

Rachael | 10/02/2013 | School News & Announcements

Find district calendars, star test results, gate program, special ed…

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The School of Empathy

LeadingEdgeTutors | 09/30/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Equip Our Children to Transform Their World

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Gracie Morumbi was voted Best Martial Arts Studio in Ventura County

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 09/30/2013 | Announcements & Member News, Around Town

5th year in a Row!!

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Auction Items needed for Boys & Girls Club benefit

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/30/2013 | Business News & Updates, Volunteer & Give Back

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme request your support for its 24th Annual Don Facciano Kids Auction Nov. 6

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Mega Monster Marketing for Small Businesses

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/30/2013 | Business News & Updates

A must attend day for small business professionals at the Camarillo Public Library

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A Mass Produced Halloween vs. A Creative Halloween

Hilary | 09/30/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

Tailoring a Commercial Holiday

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Ventura Youth Basketball Association signups

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/29/2013 | Around Town

Get ready for the 2014 season Jan. 4-March 8.

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Investing Your Money

Jennifer | 09/26/2013 | Financial, Wills & Housing

Diversify and know what you are doing!

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Teens Face Easy Access to Alcohol, Tobacco & Drug Products

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 09/26/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Parents Should Be Aware of What Teens May Acquire

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Ups and downs of parenting teens

Rachael | 09/26/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

I remember being told about the “Terrible Twos” but I do not recall being warned about the “Temperamental Teens”.

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How to talk to your daughter about her body

Rachael | 09/26/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Dont talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works!

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Eating Disorder Triggers High During Back to School Transition

Rachael | 09/26/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

5 back to school tips to help parents promote healthy attitudes about food and body shape and size.

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The High-Tech Tongue-Tied Teen: Why So Many Kids Struggle to Connect with Others

Rachael | 09/26/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

… and Six Ways Parents Can Help Practice This Crucial Skill Like many skills, the ability to meaningfully and

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A Message to Parents: Don’t Panic. You Can Do This.

Hilary | 09/25/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Drug Awareness in Teens

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Young Foodbank Supporters Nearing September 29th Deadline to Raise $10,000 for Foodbank

Juliana | Santa Barbara, CA | 09/25/2013 | Around Town, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Volunteer & Give Back

Jacob Mansbach and Dario de Albergaria have raised over $8,500 but only a few days left before Carpinteria Triathlon and

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What is Cyberbullying?

Editor | 09/25/2013 |

Definition: Cyberbullying is illful and repeated harm inflicted through electronic media such as e-mail, instant

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Protect your accounts – Username…password…uh oh!

Editor | 09/25/2013 | Financial, Wills & Housing

Imagine this: Mary passes away unexpectedly. Tom, her husband, is devastated. Wait, it gets worse. Mary handled the

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Junior & Senior Year Calendar – Pre-College Checklist

Editor | 09/25/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, School Issues & Concerns

Spring (Junior Year) & Summer (before Senior Year) Visit colleges! September Start working on applications.

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Art Innovators is now offering Preschool Classes!

Minette | 09/25/2013 | Around Town, Business News & Updates, Kids Corner

Do you have a preschooler who loves art?

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Teens, Tech and Making

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/25/2013 | Breaking News & Celeb Gossip, Kids Corner, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Library maker space focuses on teens & adults who love to tinker, create

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The First College Visit

Cassie Nichols | 09/24/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns

Get your feet wet by keeping it simple and staying local.

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Important News for the Modern Parent: A History of Firsts

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/24/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Your middle school, high school or college students are among a generation that is the first to experience a number of

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Childhood pressure cooker!

Rachael | 09/24/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, School Issues & Concerns

Are you pushing your kids so hard theyre in danger of cracking under the pressure?

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College applications: Myth vs Reality

Rachael | 09/24/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

The process has changed over the years, understand the differences.

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Make your college application standout

Rachael | 09/24/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

College admissions is as competitive as ever, and standing out in a crowd of qualified applicants gets harder and harder

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Literacy Fair & Family Fun Event happening October 6th in Port Hueneme

Lucy | 09/20/2013 | Around Town, Book Club, Books & Literacy

Come to the family fun event that’s putting the spotlight on the secret challenge facing one out of every four adults in

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7 Money Smart Activities for Kids

Rachael | 09/20/2013 | Financial, Wills & Housing, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

With a little planning and creativity, you can find many affordable, day-to-day opportunities for teaching children

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Gold Ribbon Campaign

Lindsey | 09/19/2013 | Business News & Updates, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Volunteer & Give Back

Be a Champion for Families in the Tri-Counties

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4th Annual Sustainable, Organic, Local (SOL) Food Festival

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 09/19/2013 | Around Town

Hands On Workshops, Local Food, Beer and Wine, Kids Activities, Chef Competition and more.

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Enter to Win a Fabulous Baby & Toddler Gift Basket

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/19/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

It’s easy to win these great prizes: Mommy-Baby Bonding Blanket, Lil’ tOOdlers burp cloths, scrapbook, toddler

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Disaster Preparedness: Ready Rating Program

Giselle | 09/18/2013 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Is your business, organization or school prepared?

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Get Prepared with the American Red Cross During National Preparedness Month

Giselle | 09/18/2013 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Volunteer & Give Back

Make sure you and your family have a game plan!

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Disaster Preparedness: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed!

Giselle | 09/18/2013 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Find out how you can be Red Cross ready…

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Take a moment to prepare a Family Disaster Plan!

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 09/17/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Community Concerns & Safety Tips

Tips from the City of Goleta

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Allen Associates Upcoming FREE Seminars

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 09/16/2013 | Around Town, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Allen Associates offers free educational seminars in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

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Older 4/Transitional K Program

Sheri | 09/16/2013 | School News & Announcements

Looking for a transitional kindergarten for your child? Come check us out! We are offering a older 4/transitional

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VCTC Teen Council accepting applications

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/16/2013 | Kids Corner, Volunteer & Give Back

Want to make a difference? If you or someone you know is interested in an exciting opportunity to learn, work on award-

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Remember These Techniques to Improve Memory Skills

LeadingEdgeTutors | 09/16/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns

These methods can be used by anyone, of all ages and for just about anything.

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2nd Annual Banana Festival set for Sept. 28

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/16/2013 | Around Town

‘Go Bananas at the 2nd Annual Banana Festival at the Port of Hueneme.

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New Red Cross Apps put Preparedness in your Pocket

Giselle | 09/12/2013 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips

Just one click can make a difference.

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Learning to Love My Post-Baby Body

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 09/12/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Healthy Choices, Healthy Attitude

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The Only Newborn Advice You Need

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 09/12/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Becoming a mom starts far earlier than the moment the baby is finally laid in your arms. For many women, they become a

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Navigating Parent-Teacher Conferences

Rachael | 09/11/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Use the time wisely at parent-teacher conferences

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Pregnancy Massage

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 09/11/2013 | Around Town, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Prenatal massage can relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, and improve circulation and mobility.

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Banana Festival announces entertainment lineup

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/11/2013 | Around Town

Event offers a variety of good music.

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Fitting in fitness when you have a family

Editor | 09/11/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

You rarely ask yourself during your days as a busy mom. “How do I reach my health and fitness goals?” You’re just trying

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How to Survive the First Month with your Newborn

Editor | 09/11/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Yes, a new baby is a bundle of joy but that first month can be really challenging as you dive in to your new role

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Challenges of Getting Pregnant & IVF

Editor | 09/11/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Many of us learned as teenagers either from parents, peers or our schools about birth control and how NOT to get

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The Whole Truth: The Hospital Birth Plan

Editor | 09/11/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

I have not personally given birth just yet at this point in my life, but I plan to someday, and when I do I want to be

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Pregnancy, Fertility & Newborns

Editor | 09/11/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

From the challenges of getting pregnant to sleepless nights…

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Volunteer With Girls Rock!

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 09/11/2013 | Business News & Updates, Volunteer & Give Back

There are so many ways you can support us and our wonderful girls!

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No Need to “Go It Alone” Post Baby

Hilary | 09/11/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

It is ironic that one of the events that most connects a woman with another human beingbecoming a mothercan also

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School Supply Drive

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 09/11/2013 | School Issues & Concerns, Volunteer & Give Back

Help a local student in need

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Services offer help coping with a newborn

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/10/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

In-home care service, meal preparation can smooth newborn transition.

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Let Neverland Nannies & Domestics help YOU!

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 09/09/2013 | Child Care, Preschools & Babysitters, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

More than just nannies

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10 Best After School Snacks

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 09/09/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

Growing kids are hungry but what types of food and how much should you give them between meals?

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Fall Fundraiser at the Preschools!

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 09/09/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, School News & Announcements

Who’s ready for some chocolate?!

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Taking Care of the Elderly Among Us

Hilary | 09/09/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Grandparents Corner

There are unwritten rules that apply to riding the Metro in Paris. The rules: Mind your own business; respect the space

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2nd Annual Chiari Awareness Celebration to Raise Awareness of Rare Disorder

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 09/08/2013 | Business News & Updates

Free Family Fun-Fest for the Community

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Foodbanks Youngest Supporters partnering to raise $10,000 for Foodbank of Santa Barbara

Juliana | Santa Barbara, CA | 09/05/2013 | Around Town, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Volunteer & Give Back

Jacob Mansbach and Dario de Albergaria recognized by City Council and Carpinteria Triathlon Organizer and Carpinteria

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The Knox School of Santa Barbara Open Its Doors

Angela | 09/05/2013 | Business News & Updates, School News & Announcements

Programs designed for the gifted learner

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Sign up now for fall parenting classes at SBCCs new Center for Lifelong Learning

Kelly | Santa Barbara, CA | 09/05/2013 | Business News & Updates, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support, School News & Announcements

Come learn positive parenting attitudes and how to create your healthy parent-child relationship in a safe and

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Local mompreneuer search

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 09/05/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

A fun place to shop for unique product made by/sold by Mompreneurs!

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Healthy Parents = Healthy Families

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/05/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Childhood obesity is a crisis in America that needs attention

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Grandparents Raising Grandkids

Judy | 09/05/2013 | Grandparents Corner, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Giving Support to the Heroes in Our Community

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Program brings seniors, students together

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/04/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Volunteer & Give Back

Student volunteers learn from helping those in need

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Grandparents overnight checklist

Rachael | 09/04/2013 | Grandparents Corner, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

These extras are great to have on hand and mean less packing for the parents when they bring the kids…

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Baby Proof your home

Rachael | 09/04/2013 | Grandparents Corner, Pregnancy & Newborn

Use this list as a starting point to making your home safe for your crawling baby or walking toddler.

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What do your children call their grandparents?

Rachael | 09/04/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Grandparents Corner

Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 8, 2013

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Don’t take Grandparenting for Granted

PC | Santa Barbara, CA | 09/04/2013 | Grandparents Corner

We may not be able to control if and when we become grandparents, but we can – and should- take ownership of this

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How to stock a Diaper Bag

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 09/04/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Heading out for a day with baby? Here are some diaper bag must-haves

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Online short film contest calling for entries

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/03/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

You could win up to $1,500 cash for your entry

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Contacts N Coffee Offers Networking Opportunities

Weekly | 09/03/2013 | Business News & Updates

Come meet with a bunch of local businesses to help grow your own!

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Sponsors sought for Cornerstone Golf Classic

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/03/2013 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

Sponsor a tee, cart, foursome and more with this special event to benefit Cornerstone Christian Schools

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Cornerstone Christian Schools Golf Classic

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/03/2013 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

A day filled with golf, games, prizes, auctions, dinner and much more.

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Banana Festival seeks sponsors, vendors

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 08/30/2013 | Business News & Updates

Leverage your name in the community and create valuable exposure

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Recruiting Checklist for High School Student Athletes

Editor | 08/30/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Every athlete needs a game plan for recruiting success.

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The Parent Trap

Editor | 08/30/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns

Ive known parents who believed 100% in a hands-off approach, allowing their student to take complete control of the

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Welcome Back, Common Application

Editor | 08/30/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns

In the world of college admissions, August 1st is a big deal. On this date, the Common Application the mother of all

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The College Application Essay: Forget about English Class

Editor | 08/30/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns

I remember thinking to myself: this kids a good writer. I sat there, pen and paper in hand, scanning a strong thesis

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Staying Afloat Junior Year

Editor | 08/30/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns

I used to swim competitively, before water polo stole me away. As a middle-distance swimmer, I often competed in the 200

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Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Editor | 08/29/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

The information below has been prepared by the National Education Association that you may find helpful as you prepare

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Is Your Child Ready for His Next Grade? Prepare this summer.

Editor | 08/29/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns

These lazy, hazy months are good for re-charging, however, possibly not so good for brain growth.

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Expecting the Worst When Youre Expecting

Rachael | 08/29/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Five Fears That (Almost) Never Happen during pregnancy

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September is Attendance Awareness Month

Rachael | 08/29/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Tips for parents to ensure their children attend school regularly…

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Applying to colleges?

Rachael | 08/29/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Six Things You Need to Know About Applying to College Early Decision

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Parents can show their support & school spirit!

Rachael | 08/28/2013 | School Issues & Concerns, Volunteer & Give Back

Volunteer, donate, join the PTA, stay informed… there are so many ways to show your support!

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SB County wide school resources

Rachael | 08/28/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Check out all the great resources… Booster bus schedule, teen centers, SBCEO Portal & more!

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Safety Tips for Walking and Bicycling

Editor | 08/28/2013 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips

6 steps to stay safe walking When walking, stop at every curb or edge. Always look and listen, especially while

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Designer drugs have become more accessible at school because of packaging!

Editor | 08/28/2013 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips

Schools alarmed over access to synthetic drugsRead this article written by Maureen Magee As schools kick off a new year

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What is Bullying?

Editor | 08/28/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Bullying is when one child picks on another child repeatedly. Usually children being bullied are either weaker or

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Homework & Study Tips for Students

Editor | 08/28/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

As parent/teacher conference time nears, a predictable topic during these meetings will be study skills. Understandably

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Preparing for the first day of school

Editor | 08/28/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

When summer is almost over, and its time to close down the lemonade stands and dust off the old backpacks you’ll find

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Back to School Parenting Tools

Editor | 08/28/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Sometimes the start of school can be overwhelming for both kids and parents. Once Summer ends, it is back to the hectic

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A Parent’s Guide to a Successful Kindergarten Transition

Editor | 08/28/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

This following guide was developed to provide parents with information they can use to help their preschooler transition

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Tips for calming those “First Day School Jitters”

Editor | 08/28/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Back to school changes and “first times” can be very intimidating for some children, and parents too!

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Back-to-School Traditions

Editor Santa Ynez | Buellton, CA | 08/28/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Make Your Child’s First Day of School a Day to Remember

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Students need help getting year off to a good start

PC | Santa Barbara, CA | 08/28/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools

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Back-to-School Bargain Basics

LeadingEdgeTutors | 08/28/2013 | Around Town, School Issues & Concerns

Making Your Back-to-School Dollars Stretch

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Brown bag success – Packing school lunches

Rachael | 08/28/2013 | Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts, School Issues & Concerns

Ideas for nutritious lunches your child will eat…

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Going Green with School Lunches

Rachael | 08/28/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

The goal of the year is to have a “no waste lunch box” and there are a few simple steps to making this happen.

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Our first week of high school

Rachael | 08/28/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

This is a time where parents seem to be letting go, sort of…

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Back-to-School Traditions

Hilary | 08/28/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

Small Rituals Are Worth the Effort

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Avoiding the fall frenzy in high school

Cassie Nichols | 08/28/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns

Here are a few important things to consider in the new school year… Freshman, Sophmores, Juniors & Seniors!

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Back-to-School Organizational Strategies

Kidzmet | 08/28/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, School Issues & Concerns

Setting up systems for different personalities… Tortoises (Judgers) and Hares (Perceivers)

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Which theater program is right for your student?

Jessica | 08/28/2013 | Around Town

With so many to choose, from, how do you know your child is getting the experience you want for them? Make sure you know

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ParentClick 2013 Back to School Guide!

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 08/28/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns

Schools, Tutors, and After School Activities

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Coming October 5th ROBOTICS @ Gull Wings!

Amy | 08/27/2013 | Business News & Updates, Kids Corner

Build, Program, Test … LEGO MINDSTROM ROBOTICS Coming to Gull Wings!

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Meet a Firefighter!

Amy | 08/27/2013 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Kids Corner

Tuesday September 24th (sometime between 10am -noon)* Gull Wings is super excited to once again welcome back our friends

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Robotics @ Gull Wings!

Amy | 08/27/2013 | Business News & Updates, Kids Corner

FREE Introductory Robotics Session

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Free Health Health Screenings

Amy | 08/27/2013 | Business News & Updates, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Friday September 20th from 10am – noon Gull Wings is excited to welcome back our friends from CET (Center for Employment

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Meet the Author

Amy | 08/27/2013 | Book Club, Books & Literacy

Book Buddies Special Event with Author Barbara Gibson-Paul Psy,D.

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Volunteers needed for Reign of Terror Haunted House

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 08/23/2013 | Around Town, Volunteer & Give Back

Get your scare on this Halloween and participate in one of the best area haunted houses.

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Separation Anxiety

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 08/23/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

With the beginning of a new school year, your child is bound to be facing some changes.

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10 Things to Tell Your Child’s Special Education Teacher

Michelle | 08/23/2013 | Camps & Seasonal Programs, Kids Corner, School Issues & Concerns

Start your school year off on the right foot…10 Things to tell your child’s Special Education Teacher

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PACIFIC VIEW MALL ADDS P. S. FROM AEROPOSTALE

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 08/22/2013 | Announcements & Member News, Around Town

VENTURA, CA August 21, 2013 Pacific View announces today the addition of P.S. from Aeropostale to its over 140

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Small Business Workshop

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 08/22/2013 | Business News & Updates

Mark your calendars! Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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Looking for new cub scouts to join pack 3877

Catherine | 08/22/2013 | Announcements & Member News, Kids Corner

Join Cub Scouts

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Foodbank Needs Volunteers Table of Life Event September 14th & 15th

Melissa | 08/22/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Foodbank Needs Volunteers Table of Life Event September 14th & 15th

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SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning Grand Opening Celebration

Kelly | Santa Barbara, CA | 08/20/2013 | Around Town, Business News & Updates, School News & Announcements

On August 24th the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) invites the community to celebrate its Grand Opening at an

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Come Join Us!

Sheri | 08/20/2013 | Child Care, Preschools & Babysitters, School News & Announcements

The school year has begun! Need a spot for your little ones? Come check us out! We offer preschool/daycare for ages 2

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Digital Storytelling Summer 2013

Elizabeth | 08/20/2013 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns, Business News & Updates

Digital Storytelling Summer 2013 comes to a close.

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Pacific View Mall’s Back to School Guide

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 08/19/2013 | Around Town, School Issues & Concerns

Come down for Back to School Shopping

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Volunteers are needed at Art Trek

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 08/19/2013 | Around Town, Volunteer & Give Back

Help us run $5 Friday and get in for free!

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Ventura Makos offers After school Program, Saturday Surf Camp

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 08/19/2013 | Around Town, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Although summer is coming to an end, that doesn’t mean your kids have to stop surfing!

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Canon Perdido Affordable Homes Project

PC | Santa Barbara, CA | 08/19/2013 | Community, Church & Social Services, Volunteer & Give Back

Construction Volunteers Needed We need your help! Volunteers provide the bulk of the construction labor and help

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Field Trips to Gull Wings

Amy | 08/19/2013 | Announcements & Member News, Breaking News & Celeb Gossip, School News & Announcements

When was the last time you brought your class or organization to Gull Wings?

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Schedule school arts field trips now for 2013-14

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 08/19/2013 | Business News & Updates

Performances To Grow On booking shows now.

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What to Do When Your Child Says, Im Bored!

LeadingEdgeTutors | 08/15/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Learn from Local Experts

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Party Time at The Clubhouse Fun Zone

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 08/14/2013 | Around Town

Have some fun and let the Clubhouse be the location for your next party or group event.

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When Rover Roams…

Hilary | 08/13/2013 | , Articles, Blogs & Columns

Does My Dog Need Training, Or Do I?

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Shelter rescue brings home love, lessons

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 08/13/2013 |

Adopting a pet can teach lifelong lessons to all family members.

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Buddy reading for Summer campers at the Library

Christine | 08/13/2013 | Business News & Updates

Children and teens pour into local libraries to enjoy summer reading

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Beauty Lessons

Hilary | 08/13/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Not Just for the Kids…

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Sponsor Opportunities for the 4th Annual SB Walk to Cure Diabetes

Rachel | 08/09/2013 | Business News & Updates

Join us in finding a cure for type 1 diabetes!

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Dream Dinners Offers Kids Camp

Weekly | 08/08/2013 | Around Town, Editor’s Updates & Contests, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Want something fun and productive for your child over 8 to do this Summer?

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Theatre Review: Disneys The Little Mermaid, Jr.

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 08/08/2013 | , Announcements & Member News, Around Town

The Hillcrest Players Summer Camp production of Disneys The Little Mermaid, Jr. is a SPLASH!

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Staying hip during motherhood

Rachael | 08/07/2013 | Around Town

Remaining stylish is something that many mom’s struggle with after having children.

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New Year, New Grade, New Shoes

Kids-Corner | La Cumbre-Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA | 08/07/2013 | Around Town, School Issues & Concerns

Putting Your Best Foot Forward

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Back to School Shopping!

Rachael | 08/07/2013 | Around Town, School Issues & Concerns

Ten Money-Saving Tips to Turn Regular Back-to-School Shoppers into Smart Savvy Consumers

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Rancho Simi Fall Registration Now Open

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 08/06/2013 | Community, Church & Social Services, Kids Corner

Register online for fall classes and activities

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Teaching a Dyslexic Child

LeadingEdgeTutors | 07/31/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Teaching and practice with patience and compassion

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PYC IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR KIDS THIS FALL!

PageYouth | 07/31/2013 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

Basketball, Volleyball, and Bowling!

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Back to School Clothes Shopping

Rachael | 07/30/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, School Issues & Concerns

Lets Not Dress Little Girls like Showgirls or Worse…

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Special Broadway Guest Coming to C.A.T.S. Summer Camps Musical Theatre Camp in Thousand Oaks!

C.A.T.S. Summer Camps & Fairy Ta | 07/30/2013 | Around Town

Making Memories to Last a Lifetime!

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SIX Training Opportunities to build your organization!

Rachael | 07/26/2013 | Business News & Updates, Volunteer & Give Back

Great for non profit staff, board members and volunteers…

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Summer Fun in Ventura!

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 07/25/2013 | , Around Town

How about spending the day with your family doing an activity in your own home town or a short distance away?

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Road Trip Wrapup

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 07/25/2013 | Around Town

This is a series on my family’s 17-day, 3,200-mile cross-country road trip vacation.

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Cross Country Road Trip, Days 14-16

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 07/24/2013 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns

This is a series on my family’s 17-day, 3,200-mile cross-country road trip vacation.

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Cross Country Road Trip, Day 13

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 07/24/2013 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns

This is a series on my family’s 17-day, 3,200-mile cross-country road trip vacation.

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Cross Country Road Trip Day 12

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 07/24/2013 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns

This is a series on my family’s 17-day, 3,200-mile cross-country road trip vacation.

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Cross Country Road Trip, Day 11

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 07/24/2013 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns

This is a series on my family’s 17-day, 3,200-mile cross-country road trip vacation.

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Cross Country Road Trip Days 4-10

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 07/24/2013 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns

This is a series on my family’s 17-day, 3,200-mile cross-country road trip vacation.

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Cross Country Road Trip Day 3

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 07/24/2013 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns

This is a series on my family’s 17-day, 3,200-mile cross-country road trip vacation.

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Cross Country Road Trip Day 2

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 07/24/2013 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns

This is a series on my family’s 17-day, 3,200-mile cross-country road trip vacation.

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Cross Country Road Trip Day 1

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 07/24/2013 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns

This is a series on my family’s 17-day, 3,200-mile cross-country road trip vacation.

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Its time for a summer road trip

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 07/24/2013 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Cross country road trip still a family favorite.

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Be a part of the 2013 SB Triathlon Volunteer Team!

Chrystal | 07/24/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

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Fiesta in Santa Barbara 2013

Rachael | 07/24/2013 | Around Town

Check out the activities taking place during OLD SPANISH DAYS!

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Parent input needed – Self control and delayed gratification

Judy | 07/24/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Share ways you help your child develop self control skills

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Providence Hall and Santa Barbara Christian School to Merge

Providence | 07/24/2013 | Business News & Updates, School News & Announcements

Santa Barbara’s First Christian K-12 School

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Tired of the Dog Days of Summer? Come to the Garden!

Joni | 07/24/2013 | , Around Town

To Celebrate National Dog Day Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Presents Trails ‘n’ Tails

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Time Alone with your Spouse… Get Creative and Let Go of Old Expectations

Hilary | 07/22/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

Spending alone time with your spouse is important. Unfortunately, couples often sacrifice quality alone time to the

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Social Media, Your Child, Your Family

Hilary | 07/22/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

Parents are justifiably nervous when it comes to their childrens involvement in social networking.It is a world

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Protecting Our Children’s Futures

Hilary | 07/21/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

The Exceptions to the Rules

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Host the perfect pool party at Pleasant Valley Aquatic Center

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 07/20/2013 | Around Town, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District is pleased to showcase its newly renovated facility, which highlights a 65-

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Appreciating Fathers and the Importance of Play

Hilary | 07/19/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

Playing with Dad is Good for the Whole Family

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Are your kids connected or disconnected?

Rachael | 07/18/2013 | , Parenting Corner: day to day topics

The more common-place social media becomes, the more anti-social the current teen-generation is becoming.

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Are your children Cyber-Safe?

Rachael | 07/18/2013 | , Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Do they surf the internet, use e-mail, Blog, use Facebook, IM or text?

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Summer fun and learning can go together

Rachael | 07/18/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Many entertaining activities are also lessons in good citizenship and academic subjects.

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TV CASTING: SINGLE MOMS between the ages of 26-38

Rachael | 07/18/2013 | Community, Church & Social Services

Looking for single moms who have a teenage son or daughter.

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CPR and Summer Drowning Injuries

CPR | 07/17/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Community Concerns & Safety Tips

Drowning is a silent Killer

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Fun Ways to Keep Kids Learning Through Summer

LeadingEdgeTutors | 07/17/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns

Easy tips for guiding your child to engage and think during your daily routine

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Santa Barbara Tennis Pro to Coach So Cal Champions

Sydney | 07/16/2013 | Announcements & Member News, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Alec Horton selected to coach boys & girls 16’s SCTA Zone Team

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Ill Eat Everything But That and That and That and ..

Dr. Carey | Ventura County, CA | 07/16/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Toddlers are notoriously picky eaters. I know this because food is a common concern for pediatricians. In fact, nearly

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Reporter looking to speak to Moms in their 40’s!

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 07/16/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Editor’s Updates & Contests

Are you interested in being interviewed for an article in the LA Times?

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La Estrella de Pacific View

VC Editor West | Ventura, CA | 07/15/2013 | Around Town

Sing on our Center Court Stage and you just might WIN!

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When Lazy Doesnt Make Sense: How Executive Functions Impact Achievement

VC Editor West | Ventura, CA | 07/15/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Camps & Seasonal Programs

Symptoms, Understanding & Coping Strategies Cynthia Z. Hansen, M.Ed. THE SYMPTOMS: Difficulty starting a task; staying

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How to Protect Your Family with a Digital Family Policy

Rachael | 07/13/2013 | , Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Digital Rules for a Digital World: For Dummies

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5 signs your child might be reacting to something in their diet

PC | Santa Barbara, CA | 07/12/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Our mothers used to say it: You are what you eat. So if we put a bunch of chemical filled junk, most of which is

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Size Doesnt Matter in This Two-Dog Household

Joan the Dog Coach | Ventura, CA | 07/12/2013 | , Articles, Blogs & Columns

Dear Inquisitive Canine, I have 2 dogs, a Dane and a Chihuahua. The Chihuahua intimidates the Dane. She won’t let him

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Real Couples, Real Dates

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 07/11/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Ideas for Date Nights That Go Beyond Dinner and a Movie

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Love Lessons

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 07/11/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

After five sweet years of marriage, we were expecting a baby. About a second after we started talking about expanding

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Ventura Famly YMCA Fun and Fitness 5K!

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 07/11/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

This fun filled day promotes healthy living in our community!

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Pro Surfer Mike McCabe to coach Makos Surf Camp

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 07/10/2013 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Advanced program will focus on competition surfing.

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FREE DISPLAY SPACE FOR LOCAL NONPROFITS

PC | Santa Barbara, CA | 07/10/2013 | Business News & Updates

Public Library Accepting Reservation Requests to use the lobby display

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Parents need to take time to recuperate from the duties of parenthood!

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 07/09/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

How to plan some parents time out

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Amplified Ways of Being and the Gifted Child

VC Editor West | Ventura, CA | 07/09/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns

Amplified Ways of Being and the Gifted ChildCynthia Z. Hansen, M.Ed. It is clear that the term gifted

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Make Moving With Your Pets a Smooth Transition

Joan the Dog Coach | Ventura, CA | 07/09/2013 | , Articles, Blogs & Columns

Dear Inquisitive Canine, My husband and I will be moving across country in a few months (California to Pennsylvania) and

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Love is in The Air at Pacific View Mall!

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 07/08/2013 | Around Town

You’ve received your invitation now it’s time to get the gift.

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Ask a Tutor: Which Brain Does Your Child Use– Right or Left?

LeadingEdgeTutors | 07/05/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns

Any subject, any grade: What is your question for a tutor?

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Surf Lessons in Honor of the 19 Fallen Arizona Firefighters

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 07/03/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Volunteer & Give Back

We will be celebrating the 4th of July by teaching kids to surf, and donating 100% of the proceeds to the families of

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You could WIN a $10,000 Mall Shopping Spree at Pacific View Mall Or The Oaks Mall!

Kristi | Ventura, CA | 07/03/2013 | Around Town

Participate in our Naughty or Nice Sweepstakes and you could win BIG!

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Touring Santa Barbara: Top 10 Staycation Ideas with kids

Editor | 07/03/2013 | Around Town

Santa Barbara is the ideal locale for a staycation.

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Santa Maria & Lompoc Highlights

Editor | 07/03/2013 | Around Town

The Santa Maria Valley has a lot to offer.

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Santa Ynez Valley Highlights

Editor | 07/03/2013 |

30 minutes up highway 154, SYV and Solvang have a lot to offer.

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Santa Barbara Highlights

Editor | 07/03/2013 |

You can find everything in Santa Barbara including horseback riding, bike riding, boating, fishing, kayaking, tennis,

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How to enjoy a family staycation

Rachael | 07/03/2013 | , Around Town

You do not have to leave Santa Barbara to enjoy a relaxing summer vacation.

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Montecito, Carpinteria & Summerland Highlights

Editor | 07/03/2013 | , Around Town

Half way between SB and Ventura, don’t miss this beach town!

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Goleta Highlights

Rachael | 07/03/2013 | , Around Town

Enjoy all the family fun on the coast, at the parks or dining out.

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Top 10 Santa Barbara Staycation Ideas with BABY!

Editor | 07/03/2013 | Around Town

Fun ideas for staying home with your child, toddler or baby.

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Adventure Time! Solutions for Summertime Boredom

Editor | 07/03/2013 | Around Town

Summer vacation is here and parents are busy scrambling for solutions to fill those restless hours, days and weeks at

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Touring Orange County: Top 10 Day Trip and Staycation Ideas

Editor | 07/03/2013 | Around Town

We are so lucky to live here in Southern California. So many families would love to vacation in Southern California. We

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Touring Simi Valley- Moorpark: Top Five Staycation Ideas

Editor | 07/03/2013 | Around Town

1. Skatelab Indoor Skate Park and Skateboard Museum: This state-of-the-art training facility and houses the Skateboard

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Touring Camarillo: Top 10 Staycation Ideas

Editor | 07/03/2013 | Around Town

Lots of great ideas in and around Camarillo.

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Touring Thousand Oaks: Top 10 Staycation ideas

Editor | 07/03/2013 | Around Town

Thousand Oaks is known for its spas, dining and shopping amenities, but theres plenty more than meets the eye. Its

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Ventura Highlights

Editor | 07/03/2013 | Around Town

Downtown is thought of as Main Street, between Ventura Avenue and Laurel Avenue, and all the streets that intersect it.

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Oxnard Highlights

Editor | 07/03/2013 | Around Town

DOWNTOWN… Located in the heart of downtown, across from Plaza Park and the Carnegie Art Museum, is Oxnard’s newest

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Race Events for Summer 2013

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 07/03/2013 | Around Town

Local Running Events for every age!

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The Secret to a Great Staycation: Be Hands Free

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 07/03/2013 | Around Town

I am here to tell you that all your staycation (and vacation!) problems are solved.

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Help with Empty Bowls Event

Melissa | 07/03/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Help with Empty Bowls Event we need outgoing people to contact local restaurants to donate soup and also contact

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Brown Bag Warehouse Assembly Program

Melissa | 07/03/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Brown Bag Warehouse Assembly Program – package 8-10 pound bags of canned and boxed food the 1st Wednesday of each month

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Community Outreach Representative

Melissa | 07/03/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Community Outreach Representative man our booth/table at various community events; speak in front of church, Rotary

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Distribution Site Leader

Melissa | 07/03/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Distribution Site Leader – we distribute food to 300 local non-profit organizations. Distribution Site Leaders visit and

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Looking for Cloth Diaper Service

Valerie | 07/03/2013 | Community, Church & Social Services

moving to SB in a month- need to start a diaper servcie

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Shop Ralphs for July 4th and help support C4SN!

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 07/03/2013 | Announcements & Member News, Around Town

All day Every day you can support C4SN when you do your everyday grocery shopping

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Pretend You Are a Tourist

Hilary | 07/02/2013 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns

(in your own town)

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Touring Oxnard/Port Hueneme: Top 10 Staycation Ideas

Editor | 07/02/2013 | Around Town

Oxnard offers something for everyone.

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In the Spirit of the 4th

Hilary | 07/02/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

Visit a National or State Park

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Channel Islands Harbor Highlights

Editor | 07/02/2013 | , Around Town

Fisherman’s Wharf, Harbor Landing and Marine Emporium Landing are all located at Channel Islands Harbor. Many of Oxnard’

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Parks & Outdoor Fun in Goleta

Editor | 07/02/2013 | , Around Town

The beauty of living or visiting Goleta is that kids can spend their time outdoors year round. We may have a few rain

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Volunteers Needed at STOW HOUSE this week.

Rachael | 07/02/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Students can earn community service hours at Old Fashioned 4th at Stow House

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Enhance Your Childs Curiosity This Summer

Rachael | 06/28/2013 | Around Town

Don’t let your children spend the long, sunny days of summer in front of a television or computer screen, lead them out

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BOLD MOVES and BIG IDEAS

PC | Santa Barbara, CA | 06/28/2013 | Business News & Updates

New season kicks off Oct. 1 with a fascinating talk by M*A*S*H icon Alan Alda

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Local Families can Participate in the 83rd Annual CHILDRENS Fiesta Parada

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 06/28/2013 | Around Town

The City of SB Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting entry forms for participation in the Childrens

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Advisory: High Heat expected throughout the weekend.

Rachael | 06/28/2013 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips

Take steps to avoid over exposure and exaustion.

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Building Creative Confidence & Innovation Through Art!

Minette | 06/28/2013 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns, Business News & Updates

Inspiring adults and children of all ages to make art!

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Children’s Play Area To Receive Updates at The Shops at Mission Viejo

Noelle | 06/27/2013 | Around Town

Play Area to receive additional seating and updated play house

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Cool off with 4th of July Popsicles

Editor | 06/26/2013 | Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts

Yummy, cold and festive!

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4th of July Party Tips

Editor | 06/26/2013 | Around Town

Summery, patriotic dcor ideas and interactive food bars

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Ventura to introduce Free Summer Trolley

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 06/26/2013 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns

Plan to provide a free, public trolley running between Ventura’s Downtown and Harbor Village will help transport

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Salsa Sunset Soiree – THIS Saturday June 29th!

Amy | 06/26/2013 | Around Town

Dance into the Sunset Supporting Two Local Non-Profits!

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From Elementary to College, We Have the Perfect Grad Gift for You!

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 06/26/2013 | Around Town, Editor’s Updates & Contests

Need an idea of what to get your graduate? Congratulate them with one of the gifts from our Gift Guide!

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4th of July Highlights for Santa Barbara & Goleta

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 06/26/2013 | Around Town

Here are our best bets to help you plan a fantastic Fourth!

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Having a SAFE Fourth of July

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 06/25/2013 | Around Town, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Hot sun, kids running around everywhere, swimming pools, hotdogs left in the heat… and fireworks?!

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Rejuvenation Station at Westminster Mall Receives Upgrades

Noelle | 06/25/2013 | Around Town

Shoppers Can Enjoy Stronger Wi-Fi, More Charging Stations and Comfy Seating at Westminster Malls Updated Lounge

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Ladies Who Launch business luncheon

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 06/25/2013 | Business News & Updates

Learn how to use your Linked-In account to leverage opportunities

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Communicate with other parents

Greg | 06/24/2013 | Announcements & Member News

No More Street Kids

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‘Dancing with our Community Stars’ Contestants announced

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 06/21/2013 | Business News & Updates

Salsa festival introduces participants in charity fundraising event.

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Lotus Productions and Special Events presents Arte Escapes

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 06/21/2013 | Business News & Updates

Now accepting registrations for exhibitors

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Kids’ Cooking Adventures

Natalie | 06/21/2013 | , Kids Corner, Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts

A fun, easy way for you to entertain your kids at home this summer!

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Submit your entry for the CAPPIE video awards.

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 06/21/2013 | Business News & Updates

Entry forms are due July 12.

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Sign up to volunteer today!

Chrystal | 06/20/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Volunteers needed for SB Habitat for Humanity

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CONTEST ALERT: Here’s a Chance to win a set of decorative Burp Cloths from LIL tOOders’

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 06/20/2013 | Around Town

Do you know someone whose having a baby?…..Here’s a great gift idea!

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Money Matters & Allowance

Rachael | 06/19/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Here are a few tips to help you create a plan for teaching your children about money management

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Internships & Volunteering Build Character

Rachael | 06/19/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Volunteer & Give Back

Internships, volunteering, chores at home…. these things all build character and instill work ethic in our children.

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Arts Essential for All

PC | Santa Barbara, CA | 06/19/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Why the arts are necessarry and in need of our support.

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School Climate Matters

PC | Santa Barbara, CA | 06/19/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Positive attitudes help create positive results.

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“Viva T” for Gull Wings!!!

Amy | 06/19/2013 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

Gull Wings Board Member Participating in “Dancing with our Community Stars” at Oxnard Salsa Fest

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Getting a Jump on Summer Chores

Hilary | 06/18/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Having the Kids Pitch In Will Make Summer More Fun for Every Member of the Family

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Artistic Director

Brian | Ojai, CA | 06/18/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Field trips in the Performing Arts During the School day

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Congratulations OLMCS Class of 2013!

Karen | 06/17/2013 | Announcements & Member News, School News & Announcements

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School graduates are off to great places!

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Nextdoor.com in GOLETA!

Rachael | 06/15/2013 | Business News & Updates, Community Concerns & Safety Tips

Nextdoor is the private social network for your neighborhood.

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Be Wise. Be Green

Amy | 06/12/2013 | Business News & Updates

Be Wise. Be Green. with Gull Wings & Republic Services of Oxnard

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Say THANK YOU on Father’s Day

Rachael | 06/12/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Ten Thank-Yous Every Father Should Hear

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Kick off Fiesta in Goleta at Fiesta Ranchera!

GVHS-Stow-House | 06/11/2013 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

Come sample food from local restaurants and taste wines… June 20, 2013 starting at 5:00 p.m.

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Helping Children Tap into Their Creativity

Hilary | 06/11/2013 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns

There are countless books on creative projects for children that can be done at home.

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Healthy Smiles Talks

Amy | 06/10/2013 | Business News & Updates, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Learn how to make the best smile you can!

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Farmers Ahoy!

Amy | 06/09/2013 | Business News & Updates, Kids Corner

The connection between farming and shipping in Ventura County

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S4 at Gull Wings

Amy | 06/09/2013 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

Super Special Summer Science Days

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Snapshots and Stories: My Voice, My Community

Amy | 06/09/2013 | , Around Town, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

A youth photo-essay exhibit on display in the Gull Wings Welcome Gallery

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Meet a Firefighter!!!

Amy | 06/09/2013 | , Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Kids Corner

Mark your calendar to stop by Gull Wings and meet a real firefighter!

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VOLUNTEER TRAINING AT THE LIBRARY

Chrystal | 06/08/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Adult and Teen Volunteers Needed for Summer Reading Program

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Dress Like a BUG Day at Gull Wings – June 25th

Amy | 06/07/2013 | Announcements & Member News, Kids Corner

June is BUG month at Gull Wings! Get creative and dress like a bug on Tuesday, June 25th!!!

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Goleta Library Needs Summer Volunteers

Chrystal | 06/07/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Support Summer Reading Program!

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LIL tOOders offers FREE Standard Shipping!!

Leigh Ann | 06/06/2013 | Business News & Updates

The Perfect Baby Gift!

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Check your child’s ABA Therapy progress from your iPhone or iPad!

Michelle | 06/06/2013 | Camps & Seasonal Programs, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

“Say Goodbye to Binders and Hello to Faster Progress”

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WIN Sun Angels Arm Sleeves

Rachael | 06/06/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

Share a tip and you could win!

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Dads of Today

Rachael | 06/06/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers and uncles influence and model another set of values for our children.

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Father’s Day in Santa Barbara

Rachael | 06/06/2013 | Around Town, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Have you made Father’s Day plans yet?

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Shakespeare camps kick off June 17 at CLU

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 06/06/2013 | Around Town

Troupe offers five different camps for kids ages 8 to 16

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Enter the Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge Recipe Contest

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 06/06/2013 | Around Town

Entries are now being accepted in the contest. Cash and other prizes will be awarded.

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Volunteer Counselor Program with C.A.T.S. Summer Camps

C.A.T.S. Summer Camps & Fairy Ta | 06/06/2013 | Around Town, Volunteer & Give Back

Receive real-world work experience with a successful summer camp organization while gaining valuable work experience!

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Camp & Summer Fun Guide

Rachael | 06/06/2013 | Around Town

Check out more than 150 Santa Barbara camps!

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Celebrating the Evolution of Fatherhood

Hilary | 06/06/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

As Fathers Day approaches, its time to think about fatherhood and how it has evolved.

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Social Networking for children

Rachael | 06/06/2013 | , Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Staying social and safe… Ten Social Networks for Kids

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Girls’ Mobile App Design Camp

Naiyma | 06/05/2013 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

Fun, Inspiring, Motivating Summer Camp Just for Girls!

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Father’s Day is June 16th

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 06/04/2013 | Around Town

Your Dad – he’s always been there for you, cheering you on! Tell him how special he is with one of our ideas in our

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Summer is the time for Weddings & Parties

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 06/04/2013 | Business News & Updates

Book your wedding or event now as prices may be going up.

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Girls’ Mobile App Design CAMP

Naiyma | 06/04/2013 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

Fun, Inspiring, Motivating Summer Camp Just for Girls, 6th-8th grade!

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CLU to run sports camps for the first time

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 06/04/2013 | Around Town

University coaches, Olympians to lead sessions

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Looking for a unique ‘NEW Baby’ Gift? Baby shower??

Leigh Ann | 06/03/2013 | Business News & Updates

THE PERFECT BABY GIFT!

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Father’s Day Adventures in Ventura County

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 05/30/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Give Dad an experience he’ll never forget and one you can share!

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Sherman Oaks Instructor Training

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 05/30/2013 | Announcements & Member News, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

This will be the only L.A. training of the year so don’t miss out!!

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Sunderlin offers PEERS Certified Group Sessions

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 05/30/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Sunderlin Behavioral Interventions will provide 14-week social skills intervention for teens starting in June.

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FREE Educational Workshops for Special Needs Families

Gina | 05/30/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

This Saturday, June 1st 8:30 am – 11:30 am.. Join US!

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We are looking for all types of stories about people near LA!

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 05/30/2013 | Business News & Updates

From producers of the Biggest Loser and Master Chef now casting a brand new show!

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DON’T MISS OUT! THIS SATURDAY FREE EDUCATIONAL WOKSHOPS

Gina | 05/29/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Special Needs Parents, Caregivers and Professionals

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Super Graduate Dad

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 05/29/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Financial, Wills & Housing, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

The decision for him to go back to school was VERY similar in making the decision to get pregnant ….

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The Tradition of the Cap and Gown

Hilary | 05/29/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

Find out how to properly wear a graduation cap and gown…

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Saturday June 1st. FREE Educational Workshops!

Gina | 05/28/2013 | Camps & Seasonal Programs, School News & Announcements

Special Needs Families, Caregivers and Professionals

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Got Drama? It Does a Kid Good!

C.A.T.S. Summer Camps & Fairy Ta | 05/24/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Drama-based camps help kids to grow and thrive.

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Summer of Savings: Nine Tips for a Financially Sane Summer

Rachael | 05/23/2013 | Financial, Wills & Housing, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Overspending is hard on your wallet and sends the wrong message to your kids.

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Listen Like Batman

Amy | 05/23/2013 | Around Town

Find out what it’s like to be a bat!

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Got Drama? It Does a Kid Good!

C.A.T.S. Summer Camps & Fairy Ta | 05/23/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Drama-based camps help kids to grow and thrive.

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Applying for a Child’s Passport

Rachael | 05/23/2013 | Around Town, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Start the process early!

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Travel Packing Checklists

Mike | Santa Barbara, CA | 05/23/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

It helps to keep a packing and planning list of all the basics for a trip.

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Getting Ready for Summer: The All-Important Summer Reading List

Hilary | 05/23/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Book Club, Books & Literacy

One of my favorite memories of my summers as a child is the time I spent suspended in a hammock on warm summer

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Plane & Car Travel: Planning ahead

Rachael | 05/23/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

A few things to consider when planning your trip…

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Packing for Family Vacation

Rachael | 05/23/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

10 tips to keep it simple!

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Stress-Free Summer Family Travel Tips

Rachael | 05/23/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Help Your Kids Have A Fun, Safe, And Hassle-Free Experience In The Airport And On The Plane

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Get Your Kids Hiking!

Rachael | 05/23/2013 | Around Town, Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Start them young and keep it fun. Check out these tips…

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2013 Youth Art Contest & Show

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 05/22/2013 | Business News & Updates, Editor’s Updates & Contests

Prizes will be awarded in three separate age categories

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Camarillo Youth Theatre Company is looking for you!

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 05/22/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Mentoring program seeks individuals to assist with youth productions

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[Review] Sun Angels

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 05/22/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Reviews & Picks

Sun Protective Arm Sleeves for Kids

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Getting Beach Ready

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 05/22/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Whenever someone complains about the high cost of living here in Santa Barbara, someone else is usually quick to add, ”

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Summer Camp Memories

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 05/22/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Ask me to name my most favorite place in the world, and I will tell you without skipping a beat that it is Camp Camrec.

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Staying Sane on a Plane: Travels with Toddlers

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 05/22/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Does the idea of taking your toddler on a plane make you quake with fear? Are you tired of annoyed glances from your

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Helping Children Find a “Fit” in Public Service

Hilary | 05/21/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Volunteer & Give Back

Although it may not seem immediately obvious, helping a child find a community service work that is a fit is a lot

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Good Eats and Tasty Treats at Pacific View Mall

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 05/20/2013 | Around Town

Take a Food Break Enjoy a Bite to Eat or Refuel Your Shopping Energy

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A little bit about LIL tOOders..

Leigh Ann | 05/20/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Need a baby gift? Clean up baby burps in style!! I take ordinary high quality cloth diapers and turn them into a design

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FREE Camp for Foster and At-risk Children!

Becca | Santa Barbara South County, CA | 05/19/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Royal Family Kids Camp

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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Call for Volunteers

Chrystal | 05/19/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Welcome Kiosk

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Gull Wings Gratefully Seeking Your Time, Talent & Donation

Amy | 05/16/2013 | Business News & Updates, Volunteer & Give Back

Upcoming Volunteer & Donation Opportunities

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Volunteer and Donate to Royal Family Kids Camp

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 05/16/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Help Send a Foster Child to Camp this Summer! Scholarships available!

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School Supplies Needed! Used Computer Equipment Needed!

Partners Education | Santa Barbara, CA | 05/16/2013 | School Issues & Concerns, School News & Announcements, Volunteer & Give Back

Help support local homeless & foster youth through Partners in Education

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We Need Car Seats at Storyteller !

Melissa | 05/16/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Help Support Storyteller Children’s Center

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The Alexandra Tang Volunteer Program

DVS | 05/16/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Domestic Violence Solutions needs volunteers for events, child mentoring, teen services and assisting DVS advocates

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Join the Maritime Crew

Chrystal | 05/16/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Volunteer at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

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Volunteer at Rancho La Patera & Stow House

GVHS-Stow-House | 05/16/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Become a Ranch Hand!

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Make a difference with a simple donation

Susan | 05/15/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Donate clothing and household items to the Assistance League Thrift Shop

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More students need scholarship assistance

SB Scholarship | Santa Barbara, CA | 05/15/2013 | School Issues & Concerns, Volunteer & Give Back

Help create educational opportunities for deserving students

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Supporting Families of Children with Cancer

Lindsey | 05/15/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation

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Another way to foster [support] a child

Rachael | 05/15/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

How our family reached out through swimming…

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Volunteer at the Santa Barbara Zoo

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 05/15/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Opportunities for Teens & Adults

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Foster care agency seeks volunteers

Weekly | 05/15/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Heart 2 Heart needs assistance sorting donated items for foster families.

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Rockshop Academy Volunteer Opportunities

Rockshop | 05/15/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Dedicated to fostering the next generation of aspiring Santa Barbara area musicians, Rockshop Academy is open to all

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The Hardest Conversation to Have with Your Child

Rachael | 05/14/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Telling your child about the death of a loved one

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May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month

PEP | 05/14/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Having a baby changes everything.

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Ten Thank-Yous Your Mother Should Hear

Rachael | 05/14/2013 | Around Town, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Nothing makes mothers happier than to know that theyve raised fulfilled, healthy, successful, and self-aware kids.

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Festival in the Park Volunteer Fair

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 05/14/2013 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

Fun for the whole family with three events in one: swap meet, volunteer fair and Fairy Tales in the Park.

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15 Things to Do the Week Before College

Rachael | 05/14/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Conquering Crunch Time…

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Fully Prepared College Freshman

Rachael | 05/14/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

College Professors Offer Seven Things to Do the Summer Before College

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Passageway Open House and C4SN Workshop

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 05/14/2013 | Announcements & Member News, Around Town

Join us to learn more about Passageway School and choose between two very important worshops presented by C4SN

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National Learn To Ride Bike Program June 24-28

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 05/13/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Volunteers, sponsors and riders needed

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Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 05/13/2013 | Business News & Updates, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support, Volunteer & Give Back

Find out how you can be a CASA volunteer and help a child through the court system

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Foster Care Month – Show your support!

Rachael | 05/08/2013 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity to shine a light on the experiences of the more than 400,000 children

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The Dawn of a New Approach to Foster Care

Rachael | 05/08/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support, Volunteer & Give Back

Foster care is a short-term intervention which provides safety, promotes wellbeing and establishes a permanent family

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I still need my moms!

Rachael | 05/08/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

As parents, we can laugh together and cry together and find the humor in everything we are challenged with each day.

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Now Enrolling – Summer Program for Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Molly | 05/07/2013 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

Independent Living Skills

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Hospice of Santa Barbara Seeks Compassionate and Dedicated Volunteers

Kelly | Santa Barbara, CA | 05/07/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Adult volunteers needed to work with grieving children

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National Charity League of Santa Barbara 50 Years Strong!

Rachael | 05/07/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Volunteering as mother-daughter has impacted our lives.

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Big Blended Family

Rachael | 05/07/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

stories and articles about blended family life and step parenting.

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SafeLaunch Launches Green Bagging Service

Janet | 05/07/2013 | Business News & Updates, Community Concerns & Safety Tips

There’s a new way to shop!

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And the winners of the Safe Launch Media Contest are…

Janet | 05/07/2013 | Announcements & Member News, Community Concerns & Safety Tips

And the winners of the Safe Launch Media Contest are… Essay1st Micaela McGee $500 – 2nd Brian Wheeler $250 – 3rd

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PEERS Connections Adolescent Social Skills Groups

Yrenka | 05/07/2013 | Around Town, Business News & Updates, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Social Skills

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Free Cone Day!

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 05/07/2013 | Announcements & Member News

I know I cant say no to free gourmet ice cream, can you?

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Dyslexia: Strengths and Secrets

Cheri | 05/07/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Book Club, Books & Literacy, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

A Dyslexia overview.

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Questions Successful Parents Ask Themselves

Ed | 05/06/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Parenting with an Attitude: Part One

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There is No One Way to Parent

Hilary | 05/06/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Learning to Offer Parenting Support Without Judgment

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What foster parents wish other people knew

Rachael | 05/06/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support, Volunteer & Give Back

A collaborative discussion by a group of foster parents…

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Women in Business Wednesday Mixer

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 05/06/2013 | Business News & Updates

Women in Business mixers provide an opportunity for professional women to connect, share best practices, learn from, and

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Teacher Appreciation – How to thank a teacher

Rachael | 05/02/2013 | Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts, School Issues & Concerns

This is the perfect time to take a moment to show your appreciation to teachers for all the effort they put in each day

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TV Ban

Crystal | 05/02/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

What would happen with your children if you turned off the television for a day?

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ABA Network is Ready to Help!

Michelle | 05/01/2013 | Announcements & Member News, Business News & Updates, Camps & Seasonal Programs

Is your child on a waiting list for ABA Services? They shouldn’t be!

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FOUR LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS START UP EQUIPPED2HEAL

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 04/30/2013 | Business News & Updates, Volunteer & Give Back

Providing Medical Care & Supplies to Underprivileged Children Outside U.S.

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Planning a special Mother’s Day in Santa Barbara

Rachael | 04/30/2013 | Around Town, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

MOTHER’S DAY FUN…Do you have big plans for a Mother’s Day celebration or do you prefer a quiet day? While different

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Women in Business Lunch & Learn

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 04/29/2013 | Business News & Updates

Discuss how to meet, greet, network and get qualified leads and then put those skills to practice

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Women’s Business Socials

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 04/29/2013 | Business News & Updates

No More Nylons, promoting conversations between women in business.

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Foodbank 1,000 Votes Campaign Final Push Rally 5-7 p.m. Tuesday Live Voting for $45K

Foodbank | 04/29/2013 | , Volunteer & Give Back

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County Picnic in the Park Program at risk of not receiving much needed $45,000; Tuesday, April

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YMCAs Encourage Kids to Play

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 04/29/2013 | Around Town, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Healthy Kids Day events scheduled for April 27.

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Stores for Kids at THE OAKS MALL

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 04/29/2013 | Around Town

Come visit and get everything you need, all in one place!

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ELMO at The Oaks Mall this THURSDAY, May 2nd

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 04/29/2013 | , Around Town

Join us & Elmo for National Geographic Kids day

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Learning to Appreciate Teacher Appreciation Week

Hilary | 04/29/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns

I picked up a copy of Working Mother this week while waiting in a doctors office and immediately found an article

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Summertime Tips for Keeping Children Physically Active

Andra | 04/26/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Its important for children to stay physically active year-round, but during the summer months without school PE,

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Special needs Apps & Books

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 04/24/2013 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Helpful resources for parents of children with special needs.

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Shining A Light on Foster Care

AngelsFoster | 04/24/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support, Volunteer & Give Back

Angels Foster Care is seeking loving, stable families to help alleviate foster home shortage in Santa Barbara County.

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Books, Apps & Resources for Special Needs

Rachael | 04/24/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Helpful resources for parents of children with special needs.

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Special Olympics SB Hosts Annual School Games for Children with Special Needs

SpecialOlympics | 04/24/2013 | Announcements & Member News, Around Town, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Friday, April 26th at Santa Barbara City College Track

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Raising a child with autism: one womans experience

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 04/24/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Learning to live with the diagnosis and making every moment count

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An Increase in A.D.H.D. Diagnoses

Hilary | 04/23/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

According to a March 2013 New York Times article by Alan Schwarz and Sarah Cohen, Diagnoses of A.D.H.D. (Attention

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Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities Available!

Delete | 04/23/2013 | Business News & Updates

Reach 15k weekly listeners with your product or service!

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Know the Consequences of Underage Drinking

Lauren | 04/22/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

It’s a Big Deal

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR UNIQUE JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY, NATURE & CULTURE

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 04/19/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

National Park Service, Amtrak and Railroad Museum Add Appeal to West Coast Train Rides

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Fighting the Invisible Disease

Rachel | 04/19/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Resources for Type 1 Diabetes

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OLMCS Spring Carnival

Karen | 04/19/2013 | Around Town, School News & Announcements

Come celebrate spring with fun and games at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School!

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Teaching Kids Ability / Disability Awareness

Rachael | 04/18/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Parents and teachers can model acceptance and understanding through education and sensitivity.

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4 Things Every Parent Needs to Know about an IEP

Editor | 04/18/2013 | Book Club, Books & Literacy, Camps & Seasonal Programs

IEPs are a federal right of every student.

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Senior Prom for Residents of Wood Glen Hall

Assistance-League | 04/18/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Teen Volunteers Have a Ball

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2013-14 Youth Making Change Board Member Applications Available Now

Youth | 04/17/2013 | Business News & Updates, Community Concerns & Safety Tips

The Fund for Santa Barbaras YMC program is seeking a diverse group of energetic and opinionated teens

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Celebrating Earth Day

Hilary | 04/17/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

Earth Day is a day to stop talking or thinking about doing something good for the planet and actually get out and do it.

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Green Tips from Local Experts!

Rachael | 04/17/2013 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips

Reduce waste, conserve water, increase your home’s energy efficiency…

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Greening Your Cleaning

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 04/16/2013 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Editor’s Updates & Contests

Here are a few ways to green your clean, simplify your routine, and save a few dollars!

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Ban the “R” word

Rachael | 04/16/2013 | Camps & Seasonal Programs, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

The word retarded hurts. Take the pledge & help promote the new R-word: RESPECT.

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Visit to LEGOLAND & Guess Whats NEW at LEGOLAND?

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 04/16/2013 | , Around Town, Reviews & Picks

LEGOLAND has so much to offer and now more!

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Go Green in 2013!

Rachael | 04/16/2013 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips

As a family, there are so many way for us to teach our children how to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle… SAVE

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Review: Little Green Pouch

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 04/16/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Reviews & Picks

Finally! A Washable, Reusable Food Pouch

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7 Reasons Your High School Child May Need a Tutor

LeadingEdgeTutors | 04/15/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, School Issues & Concerns

Your high-schooler is smart, socially adjusted and the teachers pet. Regardless, here are seven reasons how a tutor

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Strawberry Festival Booth Volunteers Needed

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 04/12/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Workers needed to work a beverage booth at May 18-19 event.

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Algebra Matters

LeadingEdgeTutors | 04/12/2013 | Camps & Seasonal Programs, Parenting Corner: day to day topics, School Issues & Concerns

Algebra Matters Would your 7thor 8thGrader agree?! Why do we need to learn this stuff we wont need in

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend SBFitKidz All-Sports Summer Day Camps

Andra | 04/12/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Where Sports Meet Health and Fitness

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Rubicon to audition for summer programs

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 04/11/2013 | Around Town

Auditions will take place April 11-14 for three summer theatre programs.

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Cabana Home opens at El Encanto Resort

Steve | 04/11/2013 | , Around Town

Cabana Home opened a new hotel store “…away from home” at the newly re-opened and remodeled El Encanto Hotel

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PVRPD offers Summer Camps for kids

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 04/09/2013 | Around Town

Registration now open for a variety of activity camps this summer.

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Digital Media and Your Child

Hilary | 04/08/2013 | , Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Make it Count

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Addicted to Technolgy and the Internet?

Hilary | 04/08/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

In a New York Magazine article, columnist Sam Anderson claims that “an editorial in the American Journal of Psychiatry

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Counselor In Training Program for ages 13-15

C.A.T.S. Summer Camps & Fairy Ta | 04/06/2013 | Business News & Updates

A fun way to develop great work ethics!

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Summer Volleyball Jump Training Registration Now Open

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 04/04/2013 | Around Town

California Heat Volleyball Club is now offering Jump Training and Conditioning & Speed and Agility Training to the

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Fall Heater Volleyball Program Registration Open

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 04/04/2013 | Announcements & Member News, Kids Corner

Beginners learn fundamentals and advanced players hone their skills

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Are you monitoring your child’s social networking?

Rachael | 04/04/2013 | , Parenting Corner: day to day topics, School Issues & Concerns

Instagram, SnapChat, Facebook… do you know what your kids are posting?

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Keep Real Estate in the Family

Sergio | 04/04/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Financial, Wills & Housing

Have you recently inherited Santa Barbara real estate?

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Save For Your Childs College Education and Your Retirement

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 04/04/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Financial, Wills & Housing

Raising children can be a very rewarding experience, but it can also be emotionally and financially complicated. The

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Improving Student Learning: A Lesson from Video Games

Paul | 04/03/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, School Issues & Concerns

Experiential learning is the key

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Social Media for Kids

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 04/02/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Protecting your children when they’re online

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Social Media: More than Fun & Games

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 04/02/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Business News & Updates

Using social media to build business and network

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Financial Fitness

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 04/02/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Financial, Wills & Housing

Six Tips for Achieving Financial Fitness

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Choosing A College with Finances in Mind

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 04/02/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Financial, Wills & Housing

Its the time of year when high school seniors across the country are making their final decisions about where they

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Learning Disabled? Don’t Believe It!

Paul | 04/02/2013 | Camps & Seasonal Programs, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Overcoming learning disabilities

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Summerfest 2013 Vendor & Sponsorship Applications Available

VC Editor West | Ventura, CA | 04/02/2013 | Business News & Updates, Community Concerns & Safety Tips

For Immediate Release A day-long celebration of healthy living is scheduled for Saturday, June 1 from 9 am to 2 pm, at

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Start Your 2013 Tax Planning Now

David | Camarillo, CA | 04/01/2013 | Financial, Wills & Housing

No one relishes tax time, but preparing your 2012 tax return does present an opportunity to begin planning ahead and

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Forced Family Fun?

Hilary | 04/01/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

You Bet

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Are You Setting Up YOUR Daughter to Get Raped?

Paul | 03/27/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

We Change Lives

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Annual Installation Awards Dinner & Auction

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 03/27/2013 | Business News & Updates

Register by April 14 to guarantee base access.

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Easter Egg Fillers & Creative Basket Ideas

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 03/26/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Pastel colored eggs filled with Easter M&Ms… this is such a clear memory from my childhood. We were allowed to eat one

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Tips for planting a vegetable garden

Rachael | 03/25/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Daring to start a garden this spring, brown thumb and all

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Adult Readers of Children’s Books Sought

Christine | 03/25/2013 | Reviews & Picks, Volunteer & Give Back

Goleta Librarian Seeks Book Evaluators

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Super Why Live coming to San Diego! This looks like an awesome show!

Jenn | 03/22/2013 | Around Town

Super Why Live in San Diego!

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It happened to me. I’m a plant killer.

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 03/20/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

Okay. I confess: I killed my cactus.

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Saving Money at the Pump

Dana | 03/20/2013 | Financial, Wills & Housing, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

It is the suburban housewifes duty to deliver once obstetrically and by car ever after

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Infection Alert: The Spring Cleaning Bug

Hilary | 03/19/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

Get Inspired to Roll Up Your Sleeves

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Spring Cleaning & Gardening

Rachael | 03/18/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

The transition to a new season is a great time to purge your closets, deep clean and nurture your garden.

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Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Rachael | 03/18/2013 | Around Town

How do you make the Easter Egg Hunt more exciting for older kids and still fun for the young ones?

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FACEBOOK PAGE 200 FANS GIVEAWAY!

Leigh Ann | 03/16/2013 | Business News & Updates

THE PERFECT BABY GIFT!

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Camp Kid: Creating an Awesome Spring Break at Home

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 03/13/2013 | Around Town, Editor’s Updates & Contests

An unstructured week home with the kids…does this sound dreamy or daunting? Perhaps a little of both? If youre not

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Recipes – St. Patrick’s Day

Editor | 03/13/2013 | Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts

For a great Irish dish, try a corned beef and cabbage dinner followed by reuben sandwiches the next with your leftovers.

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Now Registering for SPRING 2013 ACTING CLASSES ages 5 and up

Jessica | Ventura, CA | 03/12/2013 | Around Town, Kids Corner

Acting Classes in Ventura ages 5 & up

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Circle V Ranch Camp Receives 2,000+ Books & Supplies from 16-year old Girl Scout Isabella

Laura | 03/11/2013 | Volunteer & Give Back

Ray Lopez, director of the Society of St. Vincent de Pauls Circle V Ranch Camp & Retreat Center gratefully accepted

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For the Love of Goleta

Valerie | 03/11/2013 | , Community Concerns & Safety Tips

There is no doubt that things thrive when they are loved, and cities are no different. Last week, the City brought

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Is your iPad Kid Friendly? Do you use the “restrictions” setting?

Rachael | 03/11/2013 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Reviews & Picks

Check out iPad Apps For Kids For Dummies

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5 Ways To Be an Effective Parent

Rachael | 03/11/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Timely Tips for National Parenting Month

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Daytrip to Avila Beach

Editor Santa Ynez | Buellton, CA | 03/10/2013 | , Around Town

Avila Beach is a the perfect place to explore over spring break!

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52nd Camarillo Christmas Parade Theme Contest!

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 03/08/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

Enter your them idea now to win a chance to ride with Santa and be featured in the fall Activity Guide.

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STRONG WOMAN FITNESS BOOTCAMP is Back at Gracie Morumbi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Fitness

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 03/06/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Women’s Bootcamp is back!

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Teaching Another Human to Sleep

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 03/06/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

I love sleep. I love everything about it. I love going to bed early on the weekends with cool sheets, clean jammies, and

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Financial Planning Issues for New Parents

David | Camarillo, CA | 03/06/2013 | Financial, Wills & Housing

Planning for the birth of a child is an exciting time. Along with the fun of picking out a name and shopping for baby

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Tracking your baby’s feeding and diaper schedule

Rachael | 03/06/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Getting into a schedule and a routine with your new baby can be a challenge especially the first time around. How much

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Challenges of Getting Pregnant & IVF

Rachael | 03/06/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Many of us learned as teenagers either from parents, peers or our schools about birth control and how NOT to get

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Babywearing 101: Close enough for a kiss

Rachael | 03/06/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Recently there has been a lot of news surrounding babywearing and slings.

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What to Bring When Bringing Home Baby

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 03/06/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

What’s Going In My Hospital Bag

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Lucky Second Child

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 03/06/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

The Freedom of The Second Pregnancy

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DMI Ready Mix Concrete Sets Foundations, Gives Donations

Julie | Ventura County, CA | 03/06/2013 | Business News & Updates

Local concrete company donates to and promotes Boys & Girls Club.

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Gifts & Dinners for a New Mom

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 03/06/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

While flowers, new outfits and stuffed animals are cute and appreciated, here are a few ways to give her what she really

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Prepping for Baby

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 03/05/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Don’t forget to take care of yourselves, too, after baby comes home

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They grow up so fast…..

Editor | 03/05/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

If I had a nickel for every time someone said this to me when I was pregnant, I would be a very rich woman. The funny

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Mark your calendars for Summerfest

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 03/05/2013 | Business News & Updates

Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available now!

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Camarillo Easter Eggstravaganza seeks vendors

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 03/05/2013 | Business News & Updates

Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District is seeking craft and food vendors for its Annual Easter Eggstravaganza.

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Me, Millions of Tums and My Parathyroid

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 03/04/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Consuming too many Tums may result in a calcium carbonate overdose

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Reading can open a window on the world

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 02/27/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

The more children read, the more they’ll enjoy it, and the better readers they’re likely to become

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Book Review: Macaroni and Cheese

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 02/27/2013 | Reviews & Picks

Review: Macaroni and Cheese: Comfort Food for Kids (Vol. 1)Inspirational stories and songs designed to champion a child

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Tips to Start a Parent-Child Book Club

Rachael | 02/27/2013 | Book Club, Books & Literacy

Putting together a group, activities, structure, food & more!

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Books… Great Reads to keep kids motivated!

Rachael | 02/26/2013 | Book Club, Books & Literacy, School Issues & Concerns

Book suggestions for K-6th grade.

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Connected Learning at Providence Hall

Providence | 02/26/2013 | Business News & Updates, School Issues & Concerns

Connected Learning is officially launched at Providence Hall. This 1:1 iPad program brings together modern technology

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CLASSROOMS OF TOMORROW

LagunaBlanca | 02/25/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Laguna Blanca students are breaking new ground, exploring a wide range of learning technology from iPads and

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Goleta Ranked in Top 100 Safest Cities in America

Valerie | 02/25/2013 | Business News & Updates, Community Concerns & Safety Tips

The City of Goleta has been recognized as one of the top 100 Safest Cities in America by Location Inc., owner of the

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OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY!! 10AM-12:00PM

Patrice | Ojai, CA | 02/22/2013 | School News & Announcements

LEARN WHAT SETS MONTESSORU CURRICULUM APART

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2013 Fall Registration begins 3/1/2013

Lisa | 02/21/2013 | Child Care, Preschools & Babysitters

Fall Registration is here !!!

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The Perfectly Planned Theme Party

Editor Santa Ynez | Buellton, CA | 02/21/2013 | Around Town, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Don’t recreate the wheel, check out these party websites for some inspiration!

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Chain Restaurant & Fast Food Fundraiser Nights

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 02/21/2013 | Around Town

A great way to bring in some needed funds with little effort

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Beyond the Bake Sale

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 02/20/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

Unique Fundraising Ideas

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Tea POTTY Party

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 02/20/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Introducing the Potty as TEAM MOMs

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Kids Bowl Free & Buena Lanes Sponsor Classroom Supply Grant Program

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 02/19/2013 | School Issues & Concerns

A minimum of 500 $200 grants directly to teachers January through April 2013

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32 Million Adult Americans Cannot Read This

Hilary | 02/18/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Book Club, Books & Literacy, Volunteer & Give Back

Waking Up to the Problem of Illiteracy in Our Communities

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Keeping on track through food-laden holidays

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 02/15/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

5 strategies to prevent a downward spiral.

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The Youth Hockey Experience

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 02/14/2013 | Around Town, Editor’s Updates & Contests

On the Ice with Coach Wayne

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Romancing Mom

Rachael | 02/13/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Romance after children might not include as many flowers and chocolates

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Perspectives on Sportsmanship

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 02/13/2013 | Kids Corner, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Sports writer, columnist shares his views as a parent and a reporter.

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Sports – Get in the Game

Editor | 02/13/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Choosing a sport and balancing it with family life.

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Sideline Etiquette for Parents

Editor Santa Ynez | Buellton, CA | 02/12/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Good sportsmanship from the sidelines is just as important as on the field!

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Teen Star Announces Music Legends as 2013 Celebrity Judges

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 02/12/2013 | Around Town

It is official! Teen Star Santa Barbara is once again endorsed by musicindustry legends and local music experts who will

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Planning Your Mom Retreat

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 02/12/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Questions for Digging Deeper

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Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards Nominations

Rachael | 02/12/2013 | Announcements & Member News, Business News & Updates

We are looking for 8 great WOMEN entrepreneurs for 2013!

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The Truth about Happily Ever After

Rachael | 02/12/2013 | Around Town, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Nine Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage on Valentines Day and Every Day

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TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Lisa | 02/11/2013 | Child Care, Preschools & Babysitters, Volunteer & Give Back

Thank you to all the wonderful, dedicated, caring teachers at TLC Preschool. We are blessed each day by their hard

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Entertaining: Including the Kids

Hilary | 02/11/2013 | , Articles, Blogs & Columns

Helping Children Learn to Host

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Valentine’s Day… More Sugar…

Hilary | 02/11/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Thinking about the amount of sugar in children’s diets

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See the Harlem Globetrotters on us!

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 02/07/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

Win a family four-pack of ticket vouchers to any of the three venues for shows Feb. 16-18.

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Top 10 Staycation Ideas for Santa Ynez Valley

Editor Santa Ynez | Buellton, CA | 02/06/2013 | , Around Town

The Santa Ynez Valley has so much to offer families looking for the perfect staycation!

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Fun Valentine Idea

Leslie | 02/06/2013 | Kids Corner, Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts

Easy Original Valentines

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ANNUAL EVERYTHING SALE at TLC PRESCHOOL

Lisa | 02/06/2013 | Around Town

TLC Preschool will hold it’s annual fundraising yard sale and pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 4th

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Easy Toddler Valentines

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 02/05/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts

Help Your Littles Show Their Love

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Valentines… How do you keep the romance alive?

Rachael | 02/05/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Tell us how you and your spouse keep the romance alive while juggling work and children. Below are a few ideas to get

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This posse saves lives, helps students THRIVE

SBCEO | Santa Barbara, CA | 02/01/2013 | School Issues & Concerns, School News & Announcements

The posse formed at San Marcos High School, in partnership with La Cumbre Junior High School, saves lives one family at

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Apply now for Japanese American Citizens League scholarships

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 01/31/2013 | School Issues & Concerns, School News & Announcements

Application deadline is April 1

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Time for Track 2013!

VC Editor West | Ventura, CA | 01/31/2013 | Breaking News & Celeb Gossip, Editor’s Updates & Contests

Register today for county youth track clubs

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The Pound Club!

Editor | Ventura County, CA | 01/30/2013 | Around Town

This is not a Diet, but it could be part of a New Years Resolution for a healthier YOU!

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Volunteers needed for Family Festival in the Park & Kids Swap Meet

VC Editor West | Ventura, CA | 01/29/2013 | Business News & Updates, Volunteer & Give Back

The City’s Volunteer Ventura! Office is seeking enthusiastic volunteers, ages 12 and up, to assist with its 10th annual

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Application for 8th Annual Kids Swap Meet

Kathryn | Ventura County, CA | 01/29/2013 | , Business News & Updates, Kids Corner

KIDS! Sell your gently used games, clothes, books and more. $15 for a 10 X 10 space to sell your items on Saturday May

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Mouth Wide Open: Explore Oral Anatomy

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 01/29/2013 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns

Gull Wings Children Museum plans interactive dental exhibit.

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Join NHCS at The Habit

Michelle | 01/29/2013 | Around Town, School News & Announcements

Have dinner & support a local private school

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Super Bowl Party with Kids

Rachael | 01/29/2013 | Around Town

How to Put the Family Fun In Game Day

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February is Dental Hygiene Month

Hilary | 01/29/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

A Healthy Mouth: Don’t Take It for Granted

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Visiting Grandparents in a nursing home

Rachael | 01/25/2013 | Grandparents Corner

Five ways to make your child’s first nursing home visit a happy one

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Luxury at Home

Rachael | 01/23/2013 | Around Town, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Moms need to learn to create their own “me” time.

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Nurturing Friendships

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 01/23/2013 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Squeezing In Friends Between Time Outs and Thomas the Tank Engine

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Moms, it is time to PAMPER yourself!

Rachael | 01/23/2013 | Around Town, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

When is the last time you soaked in a bath or grabbed a coffee with a friend?

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The Importance of Taking a Moment to Recharge

Hilary | 01/22/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

If the cabin pressure should change, the oxygen masks will deploy from the above compartment. place the mask over

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Bennett’s Lego Club

Julia | 01/18/2013 | Around Town, Kids Corner, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

So much fun!

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Parentclick Contests Help You Reach Your Goals!

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 01/17/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

Win a Visalus Weight-Loss Kit or One Month of Sports Training

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How to Lose Weight and Boost Your Energy

Rachael | 01/17/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

It’ s difficult to lose weight and fight those sugar cravings when you are always on the go or chasing after kids. Even

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Local Home Ownership in Reach

Candice | Santa Barbara, CA | 01/17/2013 | Business News & Updates, Financial, Wills & Housing

Coastal Housing Partnership Presents Second Annual Home Buying Fair on February 23rd

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AmeriCorps Reading Literacy Program hosts Community Gardening Project on MLK day, Jan. 21

SBCEO | Santa Barbara, CA | 01/17/2013 | Business News & Updates, School News & Announcements

The AmeriCorps Reading Literacy Program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office will host a community gardening day

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The Weight of Words: Eight Tips for Talking to Your Kids about Their Weight

Rachael | 01/17/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Talking to your child about the dangers of living an unhealthy lifestyleand carrying excess weight can be difficult, to

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Parent to Parent Tips: Motivating kids with exercise and healthy eating

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 01/17/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

We all need to make fitness and health a priority!

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2013 Early Bird Reef & Run Passes Available Now!

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 01/16/2013 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

The Reef and Run race committee is already busy organizing the 2013 race series. We hope to make our fifth season the

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Valentine’s Day Getaway

Editor Santa Ynez | Buellton, CA | 01/16/2013 | Around Town

Valentines Day is right around the corner and romance is just a short drive away!

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Hearty + Healthy Chili

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 01/15/2013 | , Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts

Time: 30 min Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 medium green pepper

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A New Year, A New You!

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 01/15/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

With 2013 in full swing, its probably time to take a look at how you can improve your health this year.

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ACTIVE LIVING

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 01/14/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

The human body was designed for activity.

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Homeless Count volunteers needed

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 01/14/2013 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Volunteer & Give Back

Please help the County of Ventura by volunteering for the 2013 Homeless Persons Count on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. The

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Providence Hall Announces 1:1 iPad Program

Elaine | 01/11/2013 | School News & Announcements

Connected Learning brings together the best of modern technology and traditional academics

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Cornerstone Christian to Host Open House

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 01/11/2013 | School Issues & Concerns, School News & Announcements

Join us for our annual open house and tour our pre-K through eighth-grade classes.

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St. Bonaventure to host Open House

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 01/11/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, School Issues & Concerns, School News & Announcements

Experience open house with the Seraphs and learn what the school is all about

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Carden School Plans Open House

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 01/11/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, School News & Announcements

Carden School of Camarillo offers early kindergarten through Grade 8.

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Holy Cross School Offering Open House Jan. 31

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 01/11/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, School News & Announcements

Holy Cross is an affordable private school option that focuses on high performance

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CAPE Charter School Conducts Parent Tours

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 01/11/2013 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, School News & Announcements

Tours will take place on Fridays through February.

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PVSD 2013-14 Registration Information

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 01/09/2013 | School Issues & Concerns, School News & Announcements

District offers educational meeting for parents of incoming Pre-K to 8 students

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[Book Review] Wild, by Cheryl Strayed

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 01/09/2013 | Reviews & Picks

A Wild Life: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

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Gull Wings needs LEGOs

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 01/09/2013 | Business News & Updates, Volunteer & Give Back

Developing new, creative and interactive exhibits for your children.

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Thinking about the Next New Year… The New School Year

Hilary | 01/08/2013 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns

Children Have More than One “New Year” Every Year

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Knowledge – Pay it Forward

Debby | 01/07/2013 | Announcements & Member News, Volunteer & Give Back

We’re off to a new year so if your updating your laptop and don’t know what to do with your old one, consider donating

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RICE the Injury

CPR | 01/07/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Many of you may be making New Year Resolutions or some of you many have already ditched the resolutions, in either case

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New Tots/ Mommy & Me Class

Rhiannon | 01/04/2013 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Kids Corner

Kids 3-5 bounce on tramps and fly on trapeze

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2013 Ventura Tigres Open Registration available online now

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 01/02/2013 | Kids Corner, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Registration for 2013 is happening now until the Tigres reach capacity. Youths born between 1997-2006 can participate

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So… hypnobirthing…?

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 01/01/2013 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

A new plan for our new baby

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Holiday Clean Up

Hilary | 12/31/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Holiday clean-up is more fun when it is celebrated as an event

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5 Tips for Staying Active with Kids and Family

Andra | 12/28/2012 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Setting a healthy example is a good start

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Regional Notification System

Editor | 12/28/2012 | , Editor’s Updates & Contests

Washoe County has partnered with the Cities of Reno and Sparks to institute a telephone notification system for use in

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Petits Amis Preschool Openings

darlene | 12/28/2012 | Business News & Updates, School Issues & Concerns, School News & Announcements

Openings for Winter Program, Extended Hours Available

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Trusting Connections

shawna | 12/28/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Maybe you will have more family and friends over and maybe they will stay just a little too long or maybe, another day,

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“New” New Year’s Traditions

Hilary | 12/28/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

With winter’s shorter days and holiday excesses comes that post-holiday self-analysis and introspection which inevitably

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New Resolutions

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 12/28/2012 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Grace-Filled New Resolutions for 2013

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Art Scholarship Applications Available

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/27/2012 | School Issues & Concerns, School News & Announcements

Scholarships available for students of the visual arts who plan to pursue arts studies in college

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Learn New Skills Through Art Demonstrations

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/27/2012 | Around Town

Polish up or learn new techniques while making new friends.

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Fireworks Extravaganza!

Editor | 12/26/2012 | , Around Town

Where to see the fireworks this New Year’s Eve.

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Christmas Tree Recycling

Editor | 12/26/2012 | Around Town

Putting away the Christmas Tree

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Christmas Tree Recycling in Ventura County

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/25/2012 | Business News & Updates, Editor’s Updates & Contests

Now that Christmas is over and the decorations are coming down, its time to think about what to do with that dried

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Visit The Giving Tree at Pacific View Mall

Kristi | Ventura, CA | 12/25/2012 | Business News & Updates, Volunteer & Give Back

Make a Difference in the life of a Ventura County Foster Child

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Join us for Three Kings Day!

Kristi | Ventura, CA | 12/23/2012 | Around Town

Enjoy music, gifts, food and fun as we celebrate Three Kings Day at Pacific View Mall

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CONTEST ALERT: Here’s a chance to win a Double Spa Day from Spoiled Rotten Events

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 12/20/2012 | Around Town, Editor’s Updates & Contests

Enter in to win the perfect Mom & Daughter Spa Day!

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Christmas traditions

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/20/2012 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

Whatever we do, the important thing is to do it together.

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STEM Conference for Girls

Naiyma | 12/19/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, School Issues & Concerns, School News & Announcements

(Pictured from left to right) Naiyma Houston, Founder and Director of Upper Hand to College, presenter of the STEM (

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26 Acts of Kindness

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 12/19/2012 | Volunteer & Give Back

Help for the Sandy Hook Community (And Beyond)

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Hospice of Santa Barbara Offers Advice for Parents After Elementary School Tragedy

Kelly | Santa Barbara, CA | 12/18/2012 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Hospice of Santa Barbara is providing information for those in our community who have questions and concerns related to

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Special Holiday Services & Schedule Changes

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 12/18/2012 | Around Town, Community Concerns & Safety Tips

With the holidays quickly approaching, keep these extra season perks and schedule changes in mind

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CVUSD Waste Audits Unveil 200 Pounds of Uneaten Food from School Lunches

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 12/18/2012 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, School Issues & Concerns

200 lbs of Uneaten Food Found in School Trash

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Gull Wings appreciates your support

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/17/2012 | Volunteer & Give Back

The Gull Wings is here to assist our visitors in any way we can – from enlightening children’s awareness of the amazing

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Violent Games Can Hurt

SBCEO | Santa Barbara, CA | 12/17/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Community Concerns & Safety Tips

A Message from Superintendent Bill Cirone

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Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt

Rachael | 12/17/2012 | Around Town

Put the kids in the car with some hot chocolate and popcorn and take a drive around town.

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Potato Leek Soup

Editor | 12/14/2012 | Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts

Perfect cold weather food!

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New Year’s Eve Ideas & Traditions

Rachael | 12/13/2012 | Around Town

If you are planning on ringing in the New Year with your kids, try some of these fun activities…

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Christmas Trees from Choosing one to Recycling after the holidays

Rachael | 12/12/2012 | Around Town, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

First you have to find the perfect tree and then a few weeks later, you have to find a way to get rid of it.

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Holiday Shopping at Gull Wings Children’s Museum

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/12/2012 | Around Town

Memberships, toys, crafts, T-shirts and more!

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Shopping for Christmas

Candi | 12/12/2012 | Business News & Updates

The Countdown has begun!

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Holiday Giving That Gives Back

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 12/12/2012 | Around Town, Editor’s Updates & Contests

Looking for holiday gifts that give and give back at the same time?

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Cantor Baby

Mom-SB | Santa Barbara, CA | 12/12/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

December is one of the cruelest months for Jews.

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Managing Family Expectations During the Holidays

Hilary | 12/12/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Grandparents Corner, Kids Corner

How do you balance your family with extended family?

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Making Manner Memories

shawna | 12/11/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

When I was young I remember my face feeling warm and getting red when a couple came by my familys table at a

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IQ, EQ??

shawna | 12/11/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Which Do You Think Is Best?

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Holiday Traditions?

Editor | 12/11/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts

Elf on the shelf, Advent Calendars and wreaths, stories that go with handmade/heirloom ornaments and decorations, trips

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Give the gift of Creativity with Classes from Art N’ You

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/10/2012 | Around Town

Art N’ You is offering exciting news classes that make great holiday gifts.

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Provide Your Loved Ones With A Theater Experience

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/10/2012 | Around Town

Season Ticket Subscriptions are still on sale for the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse 2013 Season!

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Camarillo Chamber of Commerce Hosts Holiday Open House

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/10/2012 | Business News & Updates

Eat Drink & Be Merryfor YOU are the reason we exist!

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Community Among Friends Hosts Holiday Mixer

Weekly | 12/10/2012 | Business News & Updates

Community Among Friends, a group dedicated to supporting and strengthening nonprofit organizations through networking,

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RECIPE: Gingerbread House Decorating

Rachael | 12/10/2012 | Around Town, Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts

One of our favorite things to do is to host a mother-daughter decorating day.

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The Princess and the HG

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 12/10/2012 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Surviving Your Hyperemesis Diagnosis

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Enjoy Camarillo’s Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/09/2012 | Around Town

Help Camarillo celebrate this wonderful Camarillo tradition.

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Donation

Debby | 12/09/2012 | Volunteer & Give Back

Worry Bear

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Doing More with Shopping Dollars

Hilary | 12/09/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Financial, Wills & Housing, Volunteer & Give Back

It took close to an hour for the Boy Scouts to tie a Christmas tree to the top of our cars roof yesterday. First, the

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Looking for FREE Holiday Party Event Space?

Robert | 12/07/2012 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

We’re the best deal in town!

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Knott’s Berry Farm Gift With Purchase!

Kristi | Ventura, CA | 12/07/2012 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

Now through December 16, 2012 – Purchase $200 or more in Mall Gift Cards and receive a FREE Knotts Berry Farm Regular

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Gift Wrap for a Cure

Kristi | Ventura, CA | 12/07/2012 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

December 8, 2012 through December 24, 2012 Have your Holiday gifts wrapped by volunteers of the Leukemia and Lymphoma

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Give a gift from the orchard

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/07/2012 | Around Town

Limoneira offers gifts that are uniquely Ventura County

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A Disneyland Holiday Tour

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/07/2012 | Around Town, Articles, Blogs & Columns, Reviews & Picks

Sharing the magic of the holidays like only Disney can, parks’ new and old attractions are decked out for visitors’

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Easy Holiday Ornaments

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 12/06/2012 | Around Town, Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts

Deck Your Halls with Salt, Flour, and Water

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2013 Heater Program Registration Now Open

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/06/2012 | Kids Corner, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

This coed program will focus on fundamentals for the beginners and technical skills for advanced players.

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Give something that means something with the American Red Cross

Giselle | 12/06/2012 | Volunteer & Give Back

Red Cross holiday catalog offers symbolic gifts to help those who need it most

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Spring Baseball Registration is Open

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/03/2012 | Around Town, Editor’s Updates & Contests

Camarillo PONY Baseball Association will conduct in-person registration Dec. 8

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Dealing with Holiday drama

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/03/2012 | Around Town

Using your head, not your reflexes when interacting with your extended family

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Oxnard rings in holidays

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 12/01/2012 | Around Town

This weekend kicks off the holidays in Oxnard with a variety of community events.

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Gingerbread Cookies for DOGS

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 12/01/2012 | , Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts

Homemade Holiday Treat for your FOUR Legged family member

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Santa Barbara Teen Idol Finalist Megan Wilson to Join Hospice of Santa Barbara Light Up a

Kelly | Santa Barbara, CA | 11/30/2012 | Around Town, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Talented young singer Megan Wilson, a top ten finalist of this years Santa Barbara Teen Idol competition, will

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VCCF Scholarship Application Now Available

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/30/2012 | School Issues & Concerns, School News & Announcements

More than 200 scholarships are available for students in Ventura County through the Ventura County Community Foundation

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Scholarship Opportunities

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/30/2012 | School Issues & Concerns, School News & Announcements

A free service designed to find scholarships that match each student’s unique characteristics, goals and attributes

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CLU partners with 2nd middle school

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/30/2012 | School News & Announcements

University has 4 professional development schools

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Pass the Phone, Please

shawna | 11/29/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Wow! Would someone look at me with that intense stare they have when theyre looking at their phone! O.K., O.K., would

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New Lullaby Class

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 11/29/2012 | Business News & Updates, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

For Parents and Newborns-6 months

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Christmas in Santa Ynez

Editor Santa Ynez | Buellton, CA | 11/28/2012 | Around Town

In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas!

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Oh, The Things We Do For Love

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 11/28/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Parenting takes you down some weird roads. You may find yourself heating up frozen chicken nuggets in the microwave

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Oh, The Things We Do For Love

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 11/28/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Parenting takes you down some weird roads. You may find yourself heating up frozen chicken nuggets in the microwave

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New homestay program for international students!

Hi Santa Barbara | Santa Barbara South County, CA | 11/27/2012 | Business News & Updates, Kids Corner

We are a small, family-run business which strives to provide a great experience for host families and the students

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THANK YOU AVNET

Debby | 11/27/2012 | Volunteer & Give Back

WE LOVE AVNET

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Hold a Book Drive for Foster Children and Families

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/27/2012 | Volunteer & Give Back

Help us collect books for Ventura County foster families and those in need.

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Kettle campaign volunteers needed

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/27/2012 | Volunteer & Give Back

Synonymous with the Christmas season, bell ringing has been a Salvation Army tradition since 1891. These Red Kettle

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Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Debby | 11/27/2012 | Volunteer & Give Back

Help out in the Children’s Services Christmas Store or with the Giving Tree.

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Community Roots Garden Holiday Cards

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/26/2012 | Around Town, Volunteer & Give Back

Make a donation in the name of a friend or family member to Community Roots Garden.

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A Bit of Perspective

Cassie Nichols | 11/25/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns

Over the Thanksgiving break, I heard from a few of my old clients.

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Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Editor Santa Ynez | Buellton, CA | 11/25/2012 | , Editor’s Updates & Contests, Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts

Reinvent Your Thanksgiving Turkey With These Yummy Recipes

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Hospice of Santa Barbara Offers Advice to Navigate Grief During the Holiday Season

Kelly | Santa Barbara, CA | 11/21/2012 | Around Town, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Light Up A Life Ceremonies to be Held in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria

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Hospice of Santa Barbara Light Up A Life Stars Now Available

Kelly | Santa Barbara, CA | 11/21/2012 | Around Town, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

This December 1, 2, and 8, Hospice of Santa Barbara will host its 29th annual holiday Light Up A Life ceremonies in

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Small Business Saturday

Editor Santa Ynez | Buellton, CA | 11/21/2012 | Around Town

Shop Small and Support Local Business

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Once Upon a Time in Labor and Delivery

Tess | Ventura, CA | 11/20/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Things don’t always go as planned, but love and beauty abound.

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Counting my blessings, gobble by gobble

Mom-SB | Santa Barbara, CA | 11/20/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

Thanksgiving is a great time to be gratefulespecially when someone else cooks!

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Travel: Keeping children entertained on the journey

Rachael | 11/20/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Anytime you are taking a trip by car or by plane, it is a good idea to go prepared with activities, toys and snacks!

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Fall Contests & Giveaways!

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 11/20/2012 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

Great prizes from your favorite SB businesses!

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WIN a Family 4-Pack of Free Passes to Golf N Stuff

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/20/2012 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

Golf N Stuffs Family, the finest in Family Fun Parks!

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What We Are Thankful For

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/20/2012 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

Now is a great time to express gratitude for friends, family, buisness partners and members.

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Top 10 Consumer Tips For The Farmers’ Market!

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 11/19/2012 | , Around Town, Community Concerns & Safety Tips

1. Show up early!Arriving too late means big crowds and picked over produce. Beat the rush by coming early and getting

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A New Twist on a Thanksgiving Tradition

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 11/18/2012 | Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts

Mashed Butternut Squash

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Walk to Better Health

Kalei | 11/15/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns

Did you know more than 145 million adults across the country now include walking as part of a physically active

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Give the gift of baseball this holiday season

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/15/2012 | Around Town

Dodgers Baseball offers a variety of ticket options from Mini Plans to Season Tickets.

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Ways to give back

Editor | 11/15/2012 | Volunteer & Give Back

Volunteer around the holidays and throughout the year.

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Etiquette? Yes, please!

Hilary | 11/15/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Using proper etiquette shows respect, sensitivity, consideration, gratitude and empathy.

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Common Courtesy

Rachael | 11/15/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Teaching our kids basic etiquette when it comes to being considerate of others.

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5 Tips to Holiday Shopping With Your Tots

Rachael | 11/15/2012 | Around Town, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

1. Keep Your Trip Short. You may love to shop and be ready for a power shopping trip to knock out several holiday gifts

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Winter Fair- December 1st

Sarah | 11/14/2012 | Around Town

Waldorf SB Winter Fair Unveils Spirit of Holiday Season

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The Benefits of Children Volunteering

Hilary | 11/14/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Volunteer & Give Back

In preparation for sending my oldest child off to school for the first time, I made a little book of quotes, expressions

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For the Love of Dry Shampoo

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 11/13/2012 | Reviews & Picks

Simplfying Your Daily Routine

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Christmas Shoppes Seek Volunteers, Donation Sites

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/12/2012 | Volunteer & Give Back

Helping Ventura County families in need.

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Notes for Notes: Producing Tomorrows Musicians

Juliana | 11/12/2012 | Business News & Updates, Volunteer & Give Back

Music inspires and motivates. It speaks to us in ways that words alone cannot. It can set the mood or change how were

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The Power of Giving

Hilary | 11/11/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Volunteer & Give Back

When I was just out of college, I managed to get a job interview at a magazine I was dying to work for. On the day of my

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Adopt a Family 2012

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 11/09/2012 | Business News & Updates, Volunteer & Give Back

Some people think the holidays are just a calendar date, but to families with young children, this time of year means so

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The Value of Family Photographs

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 11/09/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Recently a person I just met asked why they should book a family portrait photo session with a professional photographer

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Make your holiday season brighter by VOLUNTEERING!

Rachael | 11/08/2012 | Around Town, Volunteer & Give Back

Teach your children the gift of giving.

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Our Trip to Haiti to Volunteer

Rachael | 11/08/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Volunteer & Give Back

I had the opportunity to go with my mom and my daughters over Spring Break to Haiti with a group of 27 people that all

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Volunteer Opportunities in the Santa Ynez Valley

Editor Santa Ynez | Buellton, CA | 11/08/2012 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Volunteer & Give Back

“Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity, intended to promote good or improve human quality of life

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St. Bonaventure Hosts Open House

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/08/2012 | School News & Announcements

Tour the campus and meet students, teachers and administrators.

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Don’t forget to relax!

Melissa | 11/08/2012 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Kids Corner, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

We have a great selection of packages designed to help you relax!

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Capturing the Memories

Editor | 11/08/2012 | Around Town, Community, Church & Social Services, Editor’s Updates & Contests

An outstanding experience with a professional photographer

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Elections: Encouraging Your Child’s Voice

Hilary | 11/07/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

According to a recent Associated Press article, kids have predicted who would win the next election accurately for a

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Election Day “Cold Fire” Breaks Out Near Coldsprings Trail

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 11/07/2012 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips

Post will be updated as new information is available

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Preserving Memories: Sharing the Work and Fun of It

Hilary | 11/07/2012 | , Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Not everyone is cut out to be a family historian. I will be eternally grateful for those members of my family and

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Stay-A- Home Moms vs. Working Moms

Editor | 11/06/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Why does it have to be versus instead of united?

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CLU celebrates international students

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/06/2012 | Business News & Updates

Foreign enrollment up 40 percent from last year

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Sidecar announces holiday menus, specials

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 11/05/2012 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

The Sidecar Restaurant will offer special menus on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve.

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The Airealistic Extraordinary Event

Carmen | 11/01/2012 | Around Town, Business News & Updates, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Cirque comes to Ventura

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App Review: Red Stamp

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 11/01/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Reviews & Picks

Send Cards, Annoucements, Invites Right From Your Phone

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4th Annual Instrument Drive for Youth

Margie | 11/01/2012 | Volunteer & Give Back

Play it Forward…

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Vote Early Nevada!

Editor | 10/30/2012 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips

Vote early and avoid the lines!

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Statewide Propositions Affecting Local Families

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 10/30/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Community Concerns & Safety Tips, School News & Announcements

School funding and food labeling are key issues for parents.

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Ventura County Education-Specific Elections

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 10/30/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Community Concerns & Safety Tips, School News & Announcements

Local voters have lots of homework if they want to make sure their votes this November will benefit their childrens

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Commentator to analyze election results

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 10/29/2012 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips

CLU talk to cover effects of race, gender on decisions

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GIRLS INC. of Greater Santa Barbara SHE VOTES Debate

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 10/29/2012 | Business News & Updates, Community Concerns & Safety Tips

Moderated by SB Mayor Helene Schneider

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Supporting our communitys treasures – PROP 30

SBCEO | Santa Barbara, CA | 10/29/2012 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, School News & Announcements

What does Proposition 30 mean to local education?

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CONTEST ALERT: Here’s a Chance to win CLIFFORD, THE BIG RED DOG LIVE – tickets!

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 10/28/2012 | Around Town, Editor’s Updates & Contests

Did you hear CLIFFORD, THE BIG RED DOG LIVE! is coming to town?

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Moving to Las Vegas-any suggestions on good schools and community?

Karim | 10/27/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, School Issues & Concerns

Info needed on area schools and neighborhoods

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Get Out and Vote

Editor | 10/25/2012 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips

Exercising our right to vote and finding the voting location nearest you.

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Flu Shots Available Throughout County

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 10/25/2012 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Pharmacies, grocery stores, doctors and county health agency provide vaccine.

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Feeding My Picky Eater

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 10/25/2012 | , Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Reviews & Picks

Fruits & Veggies Even the Pickiest Toddler Can Love

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The Ten Commandments of Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Hilary | 10/24/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Cold and flu season has arrived and your best chance of avoiding a cold is to…

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Website Focuses on a Healthy Ventura County

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 10/24/2012 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Promoting community activities, policies and environmental changes that foster healthy eating and regular physical

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Reagan Library to host National Debate Championship

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 10/24/2012 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, School Issues & Concerns, School News & Announcements

Eight high school Regional Debate Champions to vie for $35,000 in scholarship money in Ronald Reagan Great Communicator

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Halloween kicks off the “Eating Season”

Sara | 10/23/2012 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Healthy eating for the holidays

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Chiropractic Advice for Moms-to-Be

Rachael | 10/23/2012 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

As many new mothers can attest, the muscle strains of pregnancy are very real and can be more than just a nuisance. The

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Listening is Key for Parents, Too

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 10/23/2012 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, School Issues & Concerns

Making the most of parent-teacher conference takes a good ear and open mind.

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Hilary | 10/23/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support, Reviews & Picks

Building the Team

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When Should We Go To The Orthodontist?

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 10/23/2012 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

One of the questions most often asked by parents regarding orthodontics is When do I take my child in for the first

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Zucchini Fritters

Sara | 10/21/2012 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts

Healthy Meatless Option

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Strep 1, Strep 2, Strep 3, Strep 4

Dr. Carey | Ventura County, CA | 10/21/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Strep throat affects people of all ages, but especially children ages 5 to 11.

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Cough, Cough, Sneeze or Cough, Sneeze, Cough?

Dr. Carey | Ventura County, CA | 10/21/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Cough, Cough, Sneeze or Cough, Sneeze, Cough?

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Kids gymnastics for only $44 a month

Carmen | 10/18/2012 | Around Town, Kids Corner, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

come get your kids fit and have fun

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Museum hosts volunteer open house

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 10/18/2012 | Volunteer & Give Back

The Museum of Ventura County is hosting two open houses for potential volunteers. The first will be held at 5:30 p.m.

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Lookout Fire – October 17, 2012

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 10/18/2012 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

Firefighters Battle Blaze Near Painted Cave

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How Can We Help Our Child Choose The Right Friends?

Rachael | 10/18/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, School Issues & Concerns

Between the ages of 5 and 12, making friends is one of the most important missions of middle childhood – a social skill

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Assessing the Quality of an Elementary School

SB Mom | Goleta, CA | 10/17/2012 | School Issues & Concerns

Beyond the test scores…

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Winter Youth Basketball

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 10/16/2012 | Around Town

Get signed up for winter sports today!

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Join the Climb! Summit for Danny 2012

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 10/16/2012 | Business News & Updates, Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Volunteer & Give Back

Healthy, Family Fun for a Great Cause!

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Science teacher seeks out innovative teaching strategies

VC Editor West | Ventura, CA | 10/16/2012 | School Issues & Concerns, School News & Announcements

St. Bonaventure High School teacher Sarah Swisher, recently spent two weeks at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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Sexy Halloween….

Hilary | 10/16/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Really?

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Favorite Fall Activity: Apple Picking

Editor Santa Ynez | Buellton, CA | 10/15/2012 | , Around Town

Make Apple Picking a Family Fall Tradition

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ACHS offering SAT practice test, essay workshop

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 10/14/2012 | School Issues & Concerns, School News & Announcements

PTSA provides opportunities for students to get a handle on these key tests before it counts.

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Fun Fall Activities in the Santa Ynez Valley

Editor Santa Ynez | Buellton, CA | 10/13/2012 | Around Town

Fall is definitely in the air in the Santa Ynez Valley!

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Students, educators and parents need the tools to recognize and respond to bullying

Rachael | 10/11/2012 | Camps & Seasonal Programs, Community Concerns & Safety Tips, School Issues & Concerns

nearly half of U.S. children with an autism spectrum disorder are victims of bullying

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Bullying Prevention Needs to Start Before Kindergarten

Rachael | 10/11/2012 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support, Reviews & Picks, School Issues & Concerns

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and is a great time for looking at what can be done to address this

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Halloween Food Safety Tips for Parents

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 10/11/2012 | Around Town, Community Concerns & Safety Tips

Simple tips to keep your children safe!

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Shopping Made Easy!

VC Editor West | Ventura, CA | 10/11/2012 | Around Town, Business News & Updates

The Holidays are Coming, Download our FREE Mobile App Today!

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Attention Pregnant Moms!

julie | 10/10/2012 | Announcements & Member News, Around Town

Unique Underwater Pool Portraits Offered By Professional Photographer Todd Winner

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St. Bonaventure Information Night

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 10/10/2012 | School News & Announcements

Learn what a St. Bonaventura High School education is all about.

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Kids Halloween Themed Spa Parties

Melissa | 10/10/2012 | Around Town

Ghosts, goblins and princesses party with all hallows eve makeovers & creepy spa services!

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‘Get Spoiled’…Manicures while your children play!

Melissa | 10/10/2012 | Around Town, Child Care, Preschools & Babysitters, Kids Corner

Imagine a fun, child safe place where YOU can relax, and the kiddos play!

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Recycle your old Halloween Costumes

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 10/10/2012 | Around Town, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Camarillo YMCA is offering a chance to exchange that old costume for something new.

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The Recipe for a Perfect October Day

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 10/09/2012 | Around Town, Editor’s Updates & Contests

October is by far my favorite month of the year. In college, my roommate would throw open our window every morning and

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Balance and Flexibility

Hilary | 10/09/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Community, Church & Social Services, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Take a moment

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Don’t know what to make for dinner tonight?

Sara | 10/09/2012 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition, Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts

healthy recipe, fish, veggies

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All My Gym locations in OC having great contest for families who enroll in October

Jenn | 10/08/2012 | Around Town

Enroll at My Gym in October and win a FREE membership!

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Protect your Children with Free Fingerprint ID and DNA Kits

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 10/08/2012 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Simple, Easy, and Free

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StoryFest sets up camp Oct. 13

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 10/07/2012 | Around Town, Book Club, Books & Literacy

Celebrating kids and books. A Free storytime event for young children and families.

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Choosing Optimal Health

Sara | 10/04/2012 | Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

How healthy are you? Can you make changes that will promote health in your life?

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Sitter Steps

Hilary | 10/04/2012 | , Articles, Blogs & Columns

Thoughtful Hiring and Training Can Take the Anxiety Out of Leaving the Kids with a Sitter

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Banana Festival Draws Thousands

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 10/04/2012 | Business News & Updates

Inaugural festival brings more than 11,000 people to celebrate port’s mission.

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Santa Barbara Education Foundation 2012 HOPE Awards

Margie | 10/03/2012 | Announcements & Member News, Around Town, School Issues & Concerns

Honoring Champions of Education

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In a Tizzy about the Global Economy?

Marjorie | 10/02/2012 | Around Town, Business News & Updates, Community Concerns & Safety Tips

Sander Vanocur Moderates “Fixing the Global Economy: Austerity, Stimulus or What?”

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Free Software in Exchange for an Honest Review

VC Editor West | Ventura, CA | 10/01/2012 | Business News & Updates

Hi! My name is Cindy. I’m a fellow mom out here doing my own thing like you — and I work with companies doing online

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This Dog is One Stimulus Package

Joan the Dog Coach | Ventura, CA | 09/30/2012 | , Articles, Blogs & Columns

Inquisitive canine creates DIY home-based amusement park!

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Go Bananas!

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/30/2012 | Around Town

The celebration of a vibrant international port and its No. 1 product – Bananas!

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Marymount Middle School Students Embrace Travel

Marymount | 09/28/2012 | Business News & Updates, School Issues & Concerns

Last week, the 6th grade students at Marymount traveled to CIMI (Catalina Island Marine Institute) to explore their

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My Latest Obsession: Cotsco Chicken

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 09/28/2012 | , Recipes, Meal Planning & Crafts

From meal planning to actually using my slow cooker, I am always looking for ways to cut down on cooking time and on my

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13th Annual Short Story Contest

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/27/2012 | Book Club, Books & Literacy, Editor’s Updates & Contests, School News & Announcements

Club has added a category for high school students this year.

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The Teenage Brain

Hilary | 09/27/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

A Work in Progress

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5 Tips for Teaching Teens About Money

Rachael | 09/27/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

From balancing a checkbook to understanding basic money management skills.

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Your Kids and Internet Safety: Common Sense Media

Hilary | 09/26/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

When the subject of Internet safety for children is brought up, parents look you in the eye and nod their heads. Yes,

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Marymount Students Embrace Technology

Marymount | 09/26/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, School Issues & Concerns

Ways to Incorporate 21st Century Technology into Learning

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How do you help mommies and daddies in need?

The Swaddle Swap | 09/26/2012 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Volunteer & Give Back

The Swaddle Swap – Free Baby Clothes

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College Application Overload

Cassie Nichols | 09/25/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, School Issues & Concerns, School News & Announcements

For me, college application season is nothing new; it happens every year at about this time. But for many, this is

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Are you Passionate about the Environment?

Jesse | Ventura County, CA | 09/24/2012 | Around Town, Business News & Updates, Community Concerns & Safety Tips

We need your Vote!

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Do you have 90 DAYS to change your life?

Jesse | Ventura County, CA | 09/24/2012 | Around Town, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

You Are Gorgeous.

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Kids Under 5…. Top Target for ID Thieves

Nancy | Camarillo, CA | 09/20/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Business News & Updates

Kids under 5 are the newest targets for Identity Theft

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Red Cross provides emergency mobile apps

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/20/2012 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips

Android, iPhone apps offer advice at your fingertips.

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Disaster Preparedness: Stop procrastinating and start preparing

Hilary | 09/19/2012 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips

Forcing ourselves to think about it

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Infant & Child CPR Training, Babysitter Training & More!

CPR | 09/19/2012 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Safety Matters… INCH (Infant & Child) class offers instruction in the techniques for both infant and child

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Dont Panic! Prepare!

Valerie | 09/19/2012 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Health Care, Fitness & Nutrition

Be informed. Get a Kit. Make a Plan.

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The Sandwich Generation: Juggling Family Responsibilities

David | Camarillo, CA | 09/18/2012 | Community Concerns & Safety Tips, Financial, Wills & Housing

At a time when your career is reaching a peak and you are looking ahead to your own retirement, you may find yourself in

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Homeschool Enrichment – save time & money

Lane | 09/18/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, School Issues & Concerns

Save time and money and do all of your enrichment activities in one place!

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First 5 Assists New, Expecting Parents

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/17/2012 | Breaking News & Celeb Gossip, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

First 5 Ventura County has a number of quality programs and resources to assist new and expecting parents.

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Music Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/17/2012 | Around Town

The Ventura Hillsides Music Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary concert Sept. 22 with headliner Blues Traveler

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Vote for Teens’ Top 10 Books of 2012

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/17/2012 | Book Club, Books & Literacy

Through Sept. 15, teens can vote for up to three of their favorite books from the 24 nominees announced on Support Teen

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Danish Days

Editor Santa Ynez | Buellton, CA | 09/14/2012 | Around Town

Come to Solvang and experience “Little Denmark” at the 76th Annual Danish Days Celebration

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SESAME STREET LIVE ELMO & FRIENDS CONTEST

Kalei | 09/13/2012 | Editor’s Updates & Contests

WIN A FAMILY 4-PACK TO SESAME STREET LIVE LAS VEGAS

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Watch & Wonder Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning

Ventura County Community Editor | Camarillo, CA | 09/13/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Having a child under the age of five years old you may find that there do not seem to be as many options for quality

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All We Need is a Little Pat on the Back

Hilary | 09/12/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Community, Church & Social Services, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

The Day My Baby Comforted Me

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Newborns for a Moment

Rachael | 09/12/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

I thought my girls would be babies forever when I was in the newborn stage and then it seems like overnight they became

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The Highs and Lows of Being a New Parent

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/12/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

What I wish someone had told me about the first few months of parenthood When I was pregnant with my first child in 2002

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Capturing the Love

Whitney | Ojai, CA | 09/12/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Photo tips from Whitney Hartmann Photography

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How I Survived a Teething Baby and Managed Good Sleep Too

Editor | 09/12/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

My daughter is 20 months old, and the teeth count is currently at 11.

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Angels in Our Family

AngelsFoster | 09/12/2012 | Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

Growing and Blessed Through Angels Foster Care

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Play time with the kids

Editor | 09/10/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics, Parenting, Pregnancy & Foster Support

A confession…

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Make-a-Wish Month at Cold Stone Creamery

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/10/2012 | Volunteer & Give Back

Donation can be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

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Instruments Sought for Music Program

Ventura editor | Oxnard, CA | 09/10/2012 | School News & Announcements, Volunteer & Give Back

Camarillo Academy of Progressive Education is seeking instruments in any condition for its music program for fourth-

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Win a TOMS gift card or Thirty-One Tote

Tessa | Tarrant County, TX | 09/09/2012 | Around Town

Use Facebook to win some swag!

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New School Year

Sheri | 09/07/2012 | Child Care, Preschools & Babysitters, School News & Announcements

A great start!

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Are you expecting and looking for baby clothes and gear?

Tessa | Tarrant County, TX | 09/06/2012 | Around Town, Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Moms to be can get an early start shopping at Rhea Lana’s!

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Book Review: GrandLoving

Editor Goleta | Goleta, CA | 09/05/2012 | Editor’s Updates & Contests, Kids Corner, Reviews & Picks

Making Memories with Your Grandchildren

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The Entrepreneurial Child: How to Raise Oneand Why You MUST

Rachael | 09/05/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

Teaching kids the basics of entrepreneurship is not a radical notion. Its a necessity.

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Beyond the Babysitting Gig

Rachael | 09/05/2012 | Parenting Corner: day to day topics

10 Ways to Take Classic Kid Jobs to the Next Level

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GAME: Hidden in Plain Sight

Rachael | 09/05/2012 | Around Town, Kids Corner

This is a great game for families, adult events and icebreakers! Select a room to do this and before the party, set

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The Unique Role of a Grandparent

Hilary | 09/05/2012 | Articles, Blogs & Columns, Grandparents Corner

The Wonderful Opportunity to be “Grand” in a Child’s Life

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PTA and PTO Fundraiser!

Tessa | Tarrant County, TX | 09/04/2012 | Around Town, School Issues & Concerns

Looking for an easy way to earn money for your school?

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Staying Involved in Your Grandkid’s Lives.

Tessa | Tarrant County, TX | 09/04/2012 | Kids Corner

Plug yourself into the busy lives of your grandchildren and make a lasting impression.

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Dog Bullying Behavior Has Neighbor in Uproar

Joan the Dog Coach | Ventura, CA | 09/03/2012 | , Articles, Blogs & Columns

Dog owner encouraged to recognize dog play, build confidence