To celebrate its first anniversary since the institute was launched, Outliers Zone, a foundation which provides financial training for varying company workforces, took its financial wellness training to a number of female occupants of the St Ann’s Orphanage. The training was themed “Seven steps to become a millionaire teen”.The programme saw a number of young people being educated on the importance of making wise financial decisions, which includes the need to save, invest, donate and spend.Founder of the organisation, Athalyah Yisrael explained that the event was hosted in commemoration of her foundation’s first anniversary and more so, as a way of giving back.Founder of Outliers Zone, Athalyah Yisrael presents a representative of the St Ann’s Orphanage with a piggy bank“To celebrate our first anniversary we’ve decided to give back to the St Ann’s Orphanage, and what we’ve found that is apart from the employees we also work with teaching children. Teaching children how to become financially sound as an adult, and it was such a great opportunity to bring our training to the girls at the St Ann’s”, she added.Yisrael’s company usually provides training for companies and their employees, to get them to put an end to the “pay-cheque to pay-cheque’ lifestyle. The founder also disclosed plans to host similar programmes throughout the year geared at helping 11,000 children become financially independent.Upon completion of the one-day training the young girls were given piggy banks, which together with the training itself was sponsored by companies like Farfan and Mends, Sterling Products, KFC, Floor It Plus and Metro.
Work started on pavement project SANTA PAULA – Work has started on a 13-mile pavement-replacement project on Route 126 from the Ventura (101) Freeway in Ventura to Hallock Drive in Santa Paula. The $10 million project, expected to be completed in late 2006, involves replacing deteriorated concrete pavement slabs with high-strength concrete, placing concrete overlay on various on-and off-ramps, sealing cracks, grinding the pavement and restriping. – Daily News Conejo Pops play New Year’s show THOUSAND OAKS – The Conejo Pops Orchestra, directed by Elmer Ramsey, will present its 10th New Year’s Eve Night in Vienna concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 31. The evening will include light classics, opera favorites, Strauss waltzes, polkas, a dance performance and a special tribute to the 250th birthday of Mozart. The concert concludes by 10:30 p.m. – Daily News160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – A holiday program to benefit First 5 Ventura County will be held 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Simi Valley Town Center. The Moorpark-Simi Valley center for First 5 Ventura County will be at the mall to promote awareness of its programs and raise funds. Additionally, the mall will host a holiday party Wednesday for the organization and the mostly low-income families it serves. – Daily News Blood drive to aid Ventura hospitals SIMI VALLEY – United Blood Services will collect blood for Ventura County hospitals, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Simi Valley Hospital, 2975 North Sycamore Drive. For information, call (805) 955-7081. – Daily News ‘Early bird’ wins $30,000 in raffle AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake MOORPARK – Reed Torkay of Moorpark won $30,000 Wednesday in an “early bird” drawing, part of a $1 million Oak Park home raffle sponsored by the Conejo Jewish Day School. The winner was drawn from thousands of entries at a ceremony at the Agoura Hills Civic Center and Library. Five other ticketholders won $1,000 each, and 34 others got $300 each. All 40 early-bird winners are listed at www.winahomenow.com. Winners of the early-bird drawing are also eligible to win the grand prize, a $1 million Oak Park home or $1 million in cash, when the winner is announced Feb. 14. – Daily News