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  • Upcoming Events

    • Changemakers Day

      June 20, 2020 at 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM

      Many folks cannot afford dump fees or have cancelled their trash service in order to save money. The WCDC is providing this service for FREE by covering the cost of 8 large trash containers. We cou...

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    • Adopt-A-Block TLC Day ~ Oct 10

      October 10, 2020 at 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

      Today is the day when Adopt-A-Block participants give community-wide TLC to their adopted Avenue block. Organize your team to execute whatever tender loving care your block needs. RSVP for instruct...

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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
  • Stage 2 Expands- More Businesses Can Reopen

    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... Read More
  • WCDC Launches Avenue Ambassador Pilot Program

    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... Read More
  • First Mixer of the Westside Business Network

    What an awesome bunch of entrepreneurs at our first-ever business mixer!  ~ Que tremendo grupo de comerciantes en nuestra noche de conexiones de negocios! Read More

Westside Stories

  • 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
  • Jennifer Greene and her Changemaker Project

    I am a Changemaker. Although labels are not my favorite, this one I accept readily. Last July, a beautiful human I knew passed away. His name was Paul Herzog. I took my grief for my beautiful friend & channeled it to what he would love most…an... Read More