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Good Works: CSUCI gets new art scholarship; Casa Pacifica funds vocational ed program

By   /  Friday, April 30th, 2021  /  Latest news, Nonprofits  /  No Comments

An Oxnard nonprofit that grew out of the city’s shuttered Carnegie Art Museum has endowed CSU Channel Islands with a $50,000 scholarship fund for art and art history students. The nonprofit, Carnegie Art Cornerstones, was founded when the museum closed in 2019 due to city budget cuts. Two CSUCI art students chosen each year will Read More →

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Bookkeeper sentenced in embezzlement cases

By   /  Thursday, April 29th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law, Nonprofits, Small Business  /  No Comments

Laura Leonard, a Simi Valley office manager and bookkeeper who was convicted of grand theft and embezzlement, was sentenced April 28 to three years and eight months in prison and ordered to pay restitution. Leonard was an office manager for Simi Valley-based Protek CNC Sales. The company discovered she was embezzling funds in 2019, and Read More →

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Street Smarts: Region’s first native-owned winery gets toast from SOMM TV; new funds for Housing Trust Fund

By   /  Friday, April 9th, 2021  /  Columns, Latest news, Nonprofits, Subscriber content, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

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One year later, Santa Barbara teen still zooming in to help seniors

By   /  Friday, March 26th, 2021  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, left, Nonprofits, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on One year later, Santa Barbara teen still zooming in to help seniors

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Good Works: Amgen gives another $300K for COVID relief; Ventura nonprofits pursue housing reform; California Strong supports fire victims

By   /  Friday, March 26th, 2021  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Good Works: Amgen gives another $300K for COVID relief; Ventura nonprofits pursue housing reform; California Strong supports fire victims

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Camarillo donates library property for children’s museum

By   /  Thursday, March 25th, 2021  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Camarillo donates library property for children’s museum

The former Camarillo Library at 3100 Ponderosa Drive is going to become the new site of kidSTREAM, an interactive children’s museum. The Camarillo City Council approved donating the property on March 24. The city had been expecting to sell the site to the kidSTREAM nonprofit for about $900,000. KidSTREAM has been raising money to buy Read More →

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Direct Relief launches new health equity fund with Scott’s $50M gift

By   /  Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, left, Nonprofits, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Direct Relief launches new health equity fund with Scott’s $50M gift

MacKenzie Scott’s donation to Direct Relief equaled the largest in the organization’s history, at $50 million, and will go toward the Fund for Health Equity, a new project Direct Relief unveiled March 2. Scott announced in December that she was giving nearly $4.2 billion to 384 different charitable organizations in the United States. Direct Relief, Read More →

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