Entertain our troops overseas
Lockheed Federal Credit Union is sponsoring “Take a Soldier to the Movies,” which delivers a DVD, drinks, candy and popcorn to troops overseas. Send donations of money or DVDs to Take a Soldier to the Movies, c/o Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 2340 Hollywood Way, Burbank, or drop them off at a Lockheed Credit Union branch. The deadline is April 15. Make checks payable to Take a Soldier to the Movies. For more information call (800) 328-LFCU or log onto www.lockheedfcu.org. HomeAid Los Angeles/Ventura named Casa Pacifica its Care Provider of the Year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Camarillo-based Casa Pacifica is a crisis care and residential treatment facility for abused, neglected or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. HomeAid is a national nonprofit organization that builds and renovates shelters for the homeless. Along with the Jewish Home for the Aging and Tender Life, Casa Pacifica was nominated for the honor because of its dedication to helping children. Actor Bernard Bragg recently announced that he plans to bequeath a portion of his estate, now valued at roughly $200,000, to the Department of Deaf Studies at California State University, Northridge. The money will be used to create the Bernard Bragg Deaf Theater, Signed Arts and Deaf Cinema Endowment. Bragg, 77, is internationally recognized as a leader in the deaf entertainment community and has co-starred in TV shows and movies including “And Your Name is Jonah” in 1979 with James Woods and Sally Struthers. He has also taught American Sign Language/deaf theater courses at CSUN and has directed numerous plays at the university. The American Red Cross of Ventura County honored seven women at its annual Clara Barton Awards Gala at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. The awards celebrate the achievements of women in philanthropy, community service, public safety and emergency preparedness. Author and literary advocate Dallas Nicole Woodburn, 18, was named the Young Woman of the Year. Rep. Lois Capps was named Public Servant of the Year for promoting CPR access and education and terrorism preparedness. For her efforts to ensure environmental safety for Marines and prisoners of war in Iraq, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Maryjane Guest was named Military Member of the Year. For her leadership in health-related organizations Maricela Morales, mayor pro tem of Port Hueneme, earned the group’s Diversity Ambassador of the Year award and Ashley Baker Wilhite, the only female volunteer in the Santa Paula Fire Department, earned Emergency Responder of the Year. Mary Leavens Schwabauer, chairwoman of the Ventura County Community Foundation and founder of the Women’s Legacy Fund, earned Humanitarian of the Year, and Laura Hall earned Life Saver of the Year for her leadership on two 911 emergency calls. Submit Community Column items via e-mail to [email protected]; fax to (818) 713-0058; or mail to P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!