Lake Casitas is a man-made lake in Ventura County, California, created by the construction of Casitas Dam on Coyote Creek, two miles before it joins the Ventura River. Santa Ana Creek and North Fork Coyote Creek also flow into the lake.
Trail users and those interested in finding out more about The Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency and trail system in Thousand Oaks are encouraged to come out for a half-day of trail work to help complete a new trail in Wildwood Park in the Conejo Valley. There will also be a children’s activity at the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden next to the event’s meeting location.
Participants will receive a snack pack prior to departing to work locations. Free bus shuttles and tools are provided. After the trail work, there will be a free lunch and door prize giveaway, with the grand prize being a new mountain bike courtesy of Giant Bicycles. (Only trail work participants are eligible, must be present to win.)
It is recommended that participants wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts, sturdy shoes/hiking boots), gloves, hat and sunscreen, as well as a small backpack to carry water and food.
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2010 Open House Event Schedule
Open House Events are conducted throughout the year at our Ventura and Santa Barbara campuses. The Ventura Campus houses our Film, Graphic Design, and Visual Journalism programs. The campus spreads across 8 acres, occupying about 70,000 square feet of work space. Formerly a motion picture studio, the campus is complete with a back lot, film sets, sound stages, and computer labs for editing and graphic design. The Santa Barbara campuses are housed with over 30 studios, 6 digital labs and more than a million dollars in equipment available for student use.
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1300 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Improved over time with tremendous support from dedicated volunteers, non-profit organizations and service clubs, this 55-acre property was originally acquired in 1972 and the first soccer fields were completed in 1976. The property is located behind the Conejo Valley Unified School District's administrative offices and the planned new home for Conejo Valley High School near the corner of Janss Road and the 23 Freeway. This is the largest sports turf area in the Conejo Valley, and it is the home to AYSO Region 9 and Conejo Valley Days. Since 2005, it has one of the finest full-size baseball fields in the County of Ventura. Additionally, a 2,400 square foot snack shack with meeting rooms and restrooms, was completed in March 2013, thanks to a partnership between CRPD and AYSO Region 9.
The MultiCultural Center was born after severely underrepresented students of color at UCSB demanded the creation of a hospitable and safe space for their use. Through educational programming, such a space was intended to promote changes in attitudes and behaviors throughout the campus community. The MCC strives to support student activism and maintain a mutually supportive relationship within the UCSB community in the pursuit of a more just society.
In 1987, UCSB students of color, who were then severely underrepresented at the University demanded the creation of a hospitable and safe space for their use. Such a space was intended to facilitate the retention and recruitment of students of color and to combat institutional racism and ethnocentrism. These aims were to be realized in part through educational programming, which would promote changes in attitudes and behaviors throughout the campus community.
Out of this initial impulse and the ensuing dialogues among students and allied faculty and staff, the MultiCultural Center was born. Students of color joined with international students to share a space, which, it was hoped, would realize these initial demands, and increase communication among people of different cultures. In time, recognizing the need to be inclusive of diverse value orientations, the MCC mission was broadened to include combating racism, sexism, and heterosexism.
UCSB struggles today with the same problems which necessitated the formation of the MCC. The MCC and concerned students, faculty, and staff continue to resist and confront these persistent forms of group oppression. In addition to continuing to provide a safe space for students of color, international students, and gay, lesbian, and bisexual students, the MCC serves as a bridge to the entire campus community. To that end, the MCC offers a broad spectrum of events including lectures, panel discussions, films and videos, musical, dance, and dramatic performances, and poetry readings, which are all open to the general public.
It is vital that the MCC always remain an autonomous site under the direct control of the MCC Board, composed of students, staff, and faculty. The MCC strives to support student activism and maintain a mutually supportive relationship with its student users, as they work together in pursuit of a more just society.
The MCC fills a number of special niches on the UC Santa Barbara campus and within the greater Santa Barbara community. The MCC:
◦Provides UC Santa Barbara students from underrepresented communities with a safe space in which they feel supported, acknowledged, heard, and seen
◦Hosts special series, such as the Race Matters Series, that intensely focus the MCC’s ongoing efforts to address racism—including institutional racism—and to achieve racial equality
◦Presents the Santa Barbara community with cutting-edge performers whose art provokes conversation, debate, and action related to pressing social issue
◦Educates the public and raises their awareness of constituencies—such as the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities—that are marginalized and discriminated against by society
◦Creates forums for the inclusive, respectful exchange of ideas that characterizes discourse in a civil society such as ours
◦Supports visual artists through presentation of their socially informed work in the MCC’s gallery
◦Offers premium facilities, such as the MCC theatre, lounge, and fully equipped kitchen, for use by student groups in their outreach and advocacy efforts
Your support is critically important in sustaining and enhancing the MCC’s work. To make a gift to the MCC, simply:
1.Print out, complete, and mail in the gift form provided here or
2.Contact the Student Affairs Grants and Development office at (805) 893-7713 and say that you’d like to make a donation.
We accept gifts by check or credit card. We also accept one-time gifts, multi-year pledges, and gifts to establish endowments. We are happy to work with you to find the giving option that matches your interests, meets high-priority needs, and results in appropriate donor recognition. Thank you for considering a gift to the MCC, and thank you for all of the work you do on a daily basis to ensure social justice and achieve racial equality.
The new 14,000 square foot Vina Robles hospitality center is located at 3700 Mill Road, three miles east of downtown Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast. The building is situated on 30 acres of property next to Hunter Ranch Golf Course with sweeping views of the surrounding wine country and a blue oak forest. Across from our estate Huerhuero Vineyard, this location showcases the beauty of the Paso Robles wine country while providing convenient access to Highway 46 East, which leads to neighboring wineries and fine dining establishments in downtown Paso Robles.
The Vina Robles hospitality center combines classic California Mission-style design with modern European elegance, including soaring interiors, large picture windows, state-of-the-art technology and a courtyard with fountain. The center was designed by Pults & Associates of San Luis Obispo. Stylistically, it drew from many sources, most notably the historic California Missions, including nearby Mission San Miguel Arcangel and Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.
The interior of the hospitality center consists of three main areas: The tasting room, a retail shop and our banquet facility which is called the Signature Room. The tasting room features a triangular island bar facing a picture window overlooking the nearby Vina Robles Demonstration Vineyard. It also includes a large stone fireplace, comfortable chairs and a small lounge area with a library. The retail area features custom made merchandise islands showcasing fine wines, a selection of gourmet items and an assortment of interesting cook books . There is also a deli section with artisan cheeses and meats.
We broke ground in April of 2006 and the doors opened to the public for the first time on July 26, 2007. Construction was completed under the guidance of Specialty Construction, Inc., San Luis Obispo. The Vina Robles hospitality center is ultimately the culmination of our long-term goal of embracing the entire Paso Robles wine country experience through distinctive wines, estate vineyards and first-class hospitality. A future phase will include a full-service inn to accommodate visitors from around the world.