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Oxnard Boys & Girls Club chief to lead national organization

By   /  Thursday, May 15th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Nonprofits, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Oxnard Boys & Girls Club chief to lead national organization

Tim Blaylock, longtime executive of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, is leaving the post to join the national organization, Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Blaylock has spent 12 years as the chief professional officer of the Oxnard Boys & Girls Clubs. He will now join Boys & Girls Read More →

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VCCF president and CEO to step down

By   /  Monday, May 12th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Nonprofits, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on VCCF president and CEO to step down

Hugh Ralston, president and CEO of the Ventura County Community Foundation, will step down later this year in a move that will likely cause ripples across the philanthropic leadership in the region. Ralston, who has led VCCF for 11 years, said he wanted to announce his resignation now to allow the organization’s board an opportunity Read More →

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Cal Poly students tap crowdfunding to build playground in South Africa

By   /  Friday, May 9th, 2014  /  Nonprofits, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly students tap crowdfunding to build playground in South Africa

A group of Cal Poly landscape architecture students and alumni are working to make the world a better place, one playground at a time.

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Power is knowledge as Unite to Light devices spread around the world

By   /  Friday, May 2nd, 2014  /  Green Coast, Nonprofits, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Power is knowledge as Unite to Light devices spread around the world

Unite to Light has developed a solar-powered cell-phone charger that lets people the world over power their phones with the sun.

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A dose of kindness: Vitamin Angels celebrates 20 years

By   /  Friday, April 18th, 2014  /  Nonprofits, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on A dose of kindness: Vitamin Angels celebrates 20 years

  The 1994 Northridge Earthquake turned Howard Schiffer’s priorities upside-down. After spending years as an entrepreneur in the natural products industry, the earthquake’s aftermath, particularly among marginalized communities, left Schiffer feeling helpless. He was also forced to confront the broader impacts his merchandise could have on public health. Using his business connections to secure product Read More →

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20 years of honoring innovation: Business & Technology honorees announced

By   /  Friday, April 11th, 2014  /  Features, Nonprofits, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on 20 years of honoring innovation: Business & Technology honorees announced

Victor Schaff founded S&S Seeds, the only commercial grower of drought-resistant plants native to California. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

The South Coast Business and Technology Awards, the largest business networking and educational fundraising event in the region, will honor a green packaging company, a drought-resistant seed company and a rescue equipment maker, among others, as it celebrates its 20th year.

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Health leaders: ‘Ambitious’ Obamacare goals tough to implement

By   /  Wednesday, March 19th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Health Care, Nonprofits, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Health leaders: ‘Ambitious’ Obamacare goals tough to implement

Uncertainties shrouding Obamacare implementation are leaving many health-care providers strained, and consumers are thus far seeing few of the cost cuts promised by the overhaul. That was the theme that emerged from a March 18 forum in Santa Barbara hosted by nonprofit Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care.

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