Photo by First 5 Santa Barbara County

A campaign has recently launched in Santa Barbara County aimed at boosting early brain development and language skills for young children. 

Media spots are being used to promote the Talking Is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing campaign by First 5 Santa Barbara County. The local branch of First Five is taking the statewide campaign and rolling it out locally.

An event in the Conejo Valley this weekend is ensuring that children in need stay warm this winter.

The 7th Annual Coats for Casa  charity program was held Saturday at Three Springs Park in Westlake Village.

"You look back on the past year and what's been happening with people -- a lot of infighting in this country. Many people are focused on the wrong thing.  So, I think the more people can try to focus on helping their fellow neighbors, the better," Dan Kahn of Thousand Oaks, who attended with his family, said.  

Two women were arrested on child endangerment charges after a sheriff’s deputy found a child abandoned on a Ventura County street. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department just released details about the incident.