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...Read More
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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...Read More
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...Read More
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