Pura Avenida (meaning pure avenue) is more than just the story of a mural on Wall St. on the west side of Ventura. Local artists, residents, and organizations struggled to get the mural approved through many layers and hurdles of meetings, fees, and permit processing since last year. Finally, in October, the project received approval.Continue reading “¿Qué es Pura Avenida? “
We offer deepest thanks and bid grand new adventures to Tracy, our beloved Westside Community Development Corp. (WCDC) Business Development Manager. Tracy is moving her mission beyond her local community-invigorating focus to one of a statewide range with her new position as Manager of Programs and Organizational Advancement-Southern California for the advocacy and policy organization,Continue reading “Congrats & Goodbye Tracy Hudak!”
Avenue Taco Week was originally suggested by local resident Richard Carradine, and came to fruition through the efforts of the Westside Community Development Corporation, the city of Ventura and the Westside Community Council. It’s an excellent reason to come out to this vibrant and one-of-a-kind community — but there’s so much more here than tacos!Continue reading “Avenue Taco Week”
WCDC’s current and ongoing adventure starts with Onofre, a long time resident and artist from Ventura Avenue. Like many of us in Ventura who enjoy the delectable tastes of the Avenue’s cuisine, Onofre was out for a bite one day. Unfortunately in his case, while he was ordering his tacos, he became the innocent victim ofContinue reading “Pura Avenida – A Mural Story”
The WCDC has partnered with ArtSci Ventura to create the Westside Thrives COVIDeo Series. The purpose of the series is to promote Avenue-area business that have been able to open and to learn how they have adapted their business practices to meet the challenge of the COVID-19 outbreak. Is your business open? – We want everyone toContinue reading “Westside Thrives COVIDeo Series”
Governor Newsom has expanded the list of businesses that can open, provided they can maintain strict safety and prevention measures. Learn about the types of businesses that can open, how to open your business, and learn what is coming next… The Types of Businesses That Can Open Include: Childcare for those outside of the essentialContinue reading “Stage 2 Expands- More Businesses Can Reopen”
My name is Carmen De Loera. I have been a resident of the Avenue since 2001. I am a mother of 3 children and I have 2 grandchildren. I am very happy to be part of this community. I met Jackie, the director of WCDC, at a Neighborhood Cleanup event that WCDC was doing onContinue reading “From Neighborhood Clean-up to New Business~ Carmen’s Story”
The WCDC is excited to launch the Avenue Ambassador Pilot Program starting Monday, March 25th. Our new ambassador is Angela Carradine– learn more about her below. You will find her circulating Ventura Avenue to assist residents and businesses with creating a safe and clean Westside. Angela Carradine her family moved to the Westside three andContinue reading “WCDC Launches Avenue Ambassador Pilot Program”
What an awesome bunch of entrepreneurs at our first-ever business mixer! ~ Que tremendo grupo de comerciantes en nuestra noche de conexiones de negocios! On November 13th, the WCDC hosted our first-ever Westside Business Network (WBN) mixer. An awesome bunch of entrepreneurs came together! We mingled, ate and developed some great ideas for how theContinue reading “First Mixer of the Westside Business Network”
We are excited to announce that Downtown Ventura Partners has worked on our behalf with the city to expand their ambassador program (the red shirts on bikes) up the Avenue to Kellogg Park. On April 24th, we hosted a small meeting to ask businesses how the WCDC could help them thrive. Westside businesses told usContinue reading “The Red Shirts are coming!”
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