2017-03-03 / Community

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Free job search workshop in Oxnard

Unemployed professionals can jump-start their job searches at a free OPEN workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mon. to Fri., March 27 to 31 at the Employment Development Department office, 2901 N. Ventura Road, third floor, Oxnard.

The intensive workshop will include online and traditional job-search strategies, network building, cover letters and resume writing, interviewing, salary negotiations and skills analysis.

A chapter of Experience Unlimited, OPEN is a no-fee service sponsored by California’s EDD. Registration is required in advance.

Professionals in Ventura County and surrounding areas who want more information or would like to network can also attend Friday meetings from 9 to 11 a.m.

For more information or to register, visit www.eu-open.org.


League to hold  first bridge tournament in Camarillo

The American Contract Bridge League will present its Strawberry Sectional Duplicate Bridge Tournament for the first time in Camarillo.

The event will take place at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Fri., March 31 through Sun., April 2 at the community center, 1605 E. Burnley St.

All games will be stratified. Attendees can earn silver master points.

For more information, send an email to Josh Rosenbluth at joshuarosenbluth@gmail.com.


Artists needed

The Camarillo Art Center invites Ventura County artists to submit original works for an open judged show to take place at 3150 Ponderosa Drive.

Entries will be accepted at the center on Fri., April 21 from 5 to 6 p.m. and Sat., April 22 from 9 to 11 a.m.

An artists’ reception and awards presentation will take place at 2 p.m. Sun., April 23.

For more information and entry form, visit the website at www.camarilloartcenter.org.


Group rides to help keep bicyclists safe

VCCOOL, a grass-roots climate change organization, will launch a new initiative, BikeVentura, at a party from 7 to 10 p.m. Sat., March 4 at the Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave.

BikeVentura is a political action and advocacy initiative tasked with coordinating with city and county government agencies throughout Ventura County to insure bicyclist safety, bicycle-centered active transportation and road use.

The event will include entertainment by The Salty Suites, hors d’oeuvres by Scratch Ventura and Topa Topa Brewery will sell beer. All proceeds will benefit the BikeVentura nonprofit.

The public is welcome. RSVPs are requested at Ventura Bike HUB’s Facebook page. The Ventura Bike Hub is another VCCOOL program.


Cyber-security expert to speak

Cal State Channel Islands will offer a presentation on cyber security from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thurs., March 23 on campus in the Grand Salon at 1 University Drive, Camarillo

In addition to professional engineers, members of the public are invited to the event.

CSUCI computer science chair and professor Michael Soltys will discuss major threats and present examples of how hackers attack systems.

Sponsored by the nonprofit Oxnard Ventura Post of the Society of American Military Engineers, the presentation is geared toward an audience with a high degree of computer expertise.

Soltys also is director of IT security for Executek International, where he specializes in forensic work.

The event cost is $30, which will include lunch and parking. Follow signs to parking lots A-4 and A-11, then follow “walk this way” signage to the Grand Salon.

For more information or to register, go to www.same.org/ Oxnard-Ventura.


Labor laws, taxes to be discussed

The California departments of Industrial Relations and Employment Development will offer a free seminar on state labor law and payroll tax from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thurs., March 23 at the EDD tax office, 4820 McGrath St., Ste. 200, Ventura.

Reservations are requested. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities, with prior arrangement by calling the number below or by TTY at (888) 547-9565.

For more information about the seminar or to RSVP, visit www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_ Tax_ Seminars or call (866) 873-6083.


Grand jury hosting open house

The Ventura County grand jury will host an open house for prospective jurors and interested members of the community from 2 to 4 p.m. Thurs., March 9 in its chambers at 646 County Square Drive, Ventura.

An all-volunteer group, the grand jury investigates selected complaints that have been initiated by the public. After investigating the complaints, the grand jury issues written reports, which include facts, conclusions and recommendations.

Grand jury applicants must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, residents of Ventura County for at least one year prior to being seated and have sufficient knowledge of English to conduct jury business. Basic computer skills are desirable.

All eligible residents of Ventura County are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until April 7.

For an application or more information, go to www.ventura.org/grand-jury or call (805) 477-1600.

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