Nikki Clark and a team from First Baptist Church in Ojai was responsible for a makeover of the teacher's loundge at Topa Topa Elementary School in Ojai prior to the start of this school year.
Here are the before photos:
Here are the after photos:
As part of the INSPIRE effort, the Ojai Valley Christian Fellowship Church provided a welcome back reception for teachers and staff at Mira Monte Elementary School Aug. 23. (see photos below) The Church of the Living Christ, led by Bev Lambert, provided a similar welcome at Meiners Oaks Elementary School. (INSPIRE photos by Alexander Schottky)
Inspire! is a community-wide partnership with Ojai Unified Schools the seeks to inspire 500 people from the Ojai Valley to give one hour or more a year to create environments that inspire Ojai students.
Michelle Valenzuela, (from left) Petra Battleson, Alex Triggs and Chris Hess go through the food line.
Click here to view and download a copy of the volunteer information form
Click here to view and download a copy of the volunteer project form.
Click here to view and download a copy of the list of volunteer rules and expectations
A single-vehicle collision caused the death of a 14-year-old girl at the Lake Casitas Recreation Area April 21.
According to officer Kevin Denharder of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a 36-year-old mother from Ventura was driving her three children, ages 8, 14 and 20 in the Lake Casitas Recreation Area at approximately 7:45 a.m., when she reportedly veered to the left and traveled down a 20-foot embankment.
CHP officials said Mia Ragans was ejected from the car and suffered major injuries. She succumbed to those injuries at the Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC).
The mother and two other children sustained minor injuries and also were transported to VCMC.
The accident is under investigation, said Denharder. Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding the incident is asked to call the Ventura CHP office at 662-2640.