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Featured News

  • Westside Thrives COVIDeo Series

    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 ... Read More

Westside Stories

  • Pura Avenida - A Mural Story

    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 i... Read More
  • From Neighborhood Clean-up to New Business~ Carmen's Story

    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 ... Read More