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LOCAL HEROES | Fostering healing and helping one another

Rhonda David | Therapy for those in need Rhonda David, MS, LMFT, of Camarillo, has always been prone to sobbing uncontrollably when watching the film character Bambi lose his mother. For a long time, she perceived the compassion that led her to tears as a weakness; but now, she hopes that it provides her with insight into the needs of others and believes that it compels her to try to find ways to help. In 1996, she became a licensed marriage and family therapist; and in 2016, she opened Deep Life Solutions (DLS) in Camarillo, where she serves as...

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HONORING LOCAL HEROES | Celebrating dedicated volunteers and their inspirational work

This year, Local Hero nominations by far surpassed any other year, receiving dozens of nominations, many of which included especially heartfelt stories of the work of their respective volunteers. Choosing this year’s Local Heroes was truly a struggle as so many worthy and certainly important people deserve the honors. But this year, we saw something unusual, young people who have gone above and beyond for social justice. We felt compelled to highlight the work of our diverse community of all ages, from all around the county, in all areas of charity work, from homelessness to environment, arts and equality...

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LOCAL HEROES | Honoring those who give back

by alicia doyle Alicia@aliciadoyle.com For the third annual Local Heroes edition, we put a call out to our readers and nonprofit organizations across Ventura County. We received an abundance of interesting and worthy nominations, and selected five individuals that best represent diversity, both in location and volunteer work. This year’s Local Heroes are a testament to giving back — and that the work to help better lives without rewards is actually the reward itself. Nancy Mayerson | Youth advocate Adopted as a baby, Nancy Mayerson is paying her fortune forward at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and...

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Local Heroes

For the second annual Local Heroes edition, we put a call out to our readers and nonprofit organizations across the county. We had an abundance of interesting and worthy nominations, though we selected the following that best represent diversity, both in location and volunteer work, not just for the supreme dedication of all those who do so much. This year’s Local Heroes should stand as a testament to giving back, that the work to help better other lives without tangible rewards is actually the reward itself.  GEORGE CONTRERAS Coaching is teaching During his junior year of college at the...

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