Education

New Board Members Bring Higher Education Experience to EDC-VC

New Board Members Bring Higher Education Experience to EDC-VC

VENTURA COUNTY — Dr. Greg Gillespie, chancellor, Ventura County Community College District and Ysabel Trinidad, vice president for finance and administration at California State University Channel Islands are the newest Economic Development Collaborative–Ventura County board members. “Greg and Ysabel each have more than 25 years’ experience in higher education leadership. Their insight into university-level...
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Students Celebrate Signing of Community College Placement Legislation

Students Celebrate Signing of Community College Placement Legislation

Bill changes the way that Community Colleges will place students in remedial courses SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown announced the signing of AB 705, which changes the way that community college students are placed in remedial courses at all 114 of California’s Community Colleges. “Recent studies have shown that too many of California’s students...
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NOAA grant to CSUCI enables Oxnard School District students to explore the Santa Barbara Channel

NOAA grant to CSUCI enables Oxnard School District students to explore the Santa Barbara Channel

CAMARILLO — Fostering a sense of connection and respect for the magnificent ocean, foliage and wildlife in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties is the objective behind a grant awarded to CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Called a “B-WET” grant, the $59,955 award goes toward the NOAA’s continued support of...
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UCSB student success center fulfills its promise to serve and support underrepresented undergraduates

UCSB student success center fulfills its promise to serve and support underrepresented undergraduates

By Nora Drake • UCSB For students who are the first in their families to pursue higher education, the unfamiliar rituals and routines of daily college life can seem downright foreign. Research shows that dropout rates are higher among these first-generation students, who sometimes struggle to find their place at a large university. At UC Santa...
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Dole Packaged Foods, FOOD Share Inc. launch ‘Ray of Sunshine’ food drive

Dole Packaged Foods, FOOD Share Inc. launch ‘Ray of Sunshine’ food drive

CAMARILLO — Dole Packaged Foods and FOOD Share Inc. launched their “Ray of Sunshine” kick-off event on Oct. 6 at Tierra Linda Elementary School in Camarillo. The event announce Dole’s extended partnership with FOOD Share Inc. and the Ray of Sunshine food drive, a county-wide program that empowers local students to give back to those in our...
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Museum of Ventura County update for Oct. 12

Museum of Ventura County update for Oct. 12

Major funding for these programs is made possible in part by the City of San Buenaventura and the County of Ventura. Theater as Activism: Panel Discussion on the Chicano Teatro Movement Professional director and leading authority on contemporary Chicana/o and U.S. Latina/o Theatre, Jorge Huerta, PhD, will be moderator for a fascinating panel discussion, 2–4 p.m., October 14, about...
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PR Pros Offer Scholarships for Area Students

PR Pros Offer Scholarships for Area Students

CENTRAL COAST — The California Gold Coast chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is offering two scholarships to recognize outstanding individual college students who are committed to studying communication or public relations in the Tri-Counties area. The group will award two $500 scholarships in early 2018. “We believe that academic endeavors are...
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United Way of Ventura County update for Oct. 10

United Way of Ventura County update for Oct. 10

Click here for the entire e-newsletter         President’s Message Dear Friends, It’s hard to believe that in less than 100 days, we’ll welcome in the New Year. From the heartache of global natural disasters to the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, 2017 has reminded us of what it means to be...
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On Indigenous Peoples’ Day Governor Signs Limón Bill to Create Native American Studies Curriculum

On Indigenous Peoples’ Day Governor Signs Limón Bill to Create Native American Studies Curriculum

SACRAMENTO — Governor Brown has signed Assembly Bill 738, authored by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara). AB 738 provides for the development of a model curriculum in Native American studies for schools to integrate into lesson plans in grades 9 through 12. “AB 738 is about communities telling their own stories that can be passed...
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Local Environmental Technology Subject of CNN’s Great Big Story

Local Environmental Technology Subject of CNN’s Great Big Story

Ventura-based Paso Pacifico invents decoy sea turtle eggs with GPS to track poachers VENTURA — Baby sea turtles have plenty of natural predators to deal with on their way to adulthood. Add in the threat of poachers, who destroy more than 90 percent of sea turtle nests on many Central American beaches, and the odds of...
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Local Collaborative Aims to Bolster Third Grade Reading Proficiency

Local Collaborative Aims to Bolster Third Grade Reading Proficiency

SANTA BARBARA — United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) and its partners have proudly introduced a new local collaboration focused on improving third grade reading proficiency, the No. 1 predictor of future school success. Part of a national collaboration, the Santa Barbara County Campaign for Grade Level Reading kicked off at the Santa...
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René Corado El Lustrador update for Oct. 9

René Corado El Lustrador update for Oct. 9

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Celebrating theDay of the Child • Celebrando el Dia del Niño Thanks to your donations we were able we celebrated the Day of the Child in Guatemala for the children of the trash dump of zone 3. Gracias a sus donaciones celebramos el Dia del Niño en Guatemala para...
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El Concilio accepting nominations for 28th annual Latino Leadership Awards

El Concilio accepting nominations for 28th annual Latino Leadership Awards

El Concilio is asking for nominations for the 29th Annual Latino Leadership Awards scheduled for April 6th  2018. OXNARD — El Concilio Family Services is seeking nominations of individuals and/or businesses that have made significant contributions to the betterment of Ventura County’s Latino Community. The awards will be given to Ventura County individuals, organizations or businesses...
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Carnegie Art Museum update for Oct. 6

Carnegie Art Museum update for Oct. 6

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   Thank you to our generous donors during September… Including each of the attendees for the 3rd annual HOME is where the heART is at the home of Mona and Tom Neuhaus. Click here to view the photos from this fabulous fundraiser! Thank you to the artists for their donations...
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Bill to Extend Solar Thermal Program Signed by Governor Brown

Bill to Extend Solar Thermal Program Signed by Governor Brown

Law Will Incentivize Solar Energy to Reduce Natural Gas Use SACRAMENTO — Governor Brown signed AB 797 (Irwin) into law yesterday afternoon.  The bill previously passed the Assembly by a bipartisan vote of 45-19 and the Senate with a bipartisan 30-10 vote.  The bill extends consumer incentives for solar thermal technologies that heat water and air...
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