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Tri-Counties Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning National Association earns certification

Tri-Counties Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning National Association earns certification

VENTURA COUNTY —  The Tri-Counties Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning National Association (SMACNA) Apprenticeship program recently completed a stringent audit and was awarded the American Welding Society’s (AWS) official certification as an approved testing facility (ATF), the association reported this week in a media release. SMACNA’s Apprenticeship program is the only ATF facility in...
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Commentary: National Stalking Awareness Month

Commentary: National Stalking Awareness Month

By Mona AlvaradoFrazier / Guest contributor January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 3.4 million victims a year. This year’s theme —“Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It.” —challenges the nation to fight this dangerous crime by learning more about it.* Stalking is a crime in all 50 states...
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Community urged to attend VCCCD meeting on Jan. 17 to avert cuts at college district

Community urged to attend VCCCD meeting on Jan. 17 to avert cuts at college district

The community is urged to attend the Ventura County Community College District meeting on Tuesday Jan. 17 to voice its opposition to proposed cuts to college educational programs at Oxnard, Ventura and Moorpark. The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ventura High School Auditorium, 2 No. Catalina St., Ventura. “The...
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Small Business Development Center to present free workshops starting Jan. 17

Small Business Development Center to present free workshops starting Jan. 17

The Small Business Development Center will present a series of free workshops starting Jan. 17 at the Economic Development Collaborative – Ventura County, 1601 Carmen Drive, Suite 215, Camarillo. > Mary Anne Rooney, SBCD advisor, will present the workshop — “Starting a Small Business” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17. > Ray Bowman,...
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Commentary: Do your homework. Rules are changing

Commentary: Do your homework. Rules are changing

By Michael and Stephen Szakos / Guest contributors  As we continue to work on short sales throughout the community, we are finding out that the banks are changing the rules constantly, even from client to client. It is vital to obtain help from people that you know you can count on. One of our short sale...
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Latino Links: Economic trends

Latino Links: Economic trends

The mortgage crisis has hit the Latino community particularly hard. The Center for Responsible Lending reported last year that Latinos were twice as likely to have lost their homes to foreclosure, or are seriously delinquent, compared to white borrowers. Latinos were more likely to receive high interest rate (subprime) loans, and loans with prepayment...
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Commentary: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Commentary: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Mona AlvaradoFrazier /Guest contributor Soon we will celebrate and enjoy the holiday that commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In 1957, he was cited as one of the most admired religious leaders in the world. Time Magazine selected him, in 1957, as one of the ten outstanding personalities of the year. Dr. King was the...
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Bilingual report: Das Williams announces Assembly fellowship

Bilingual report: Das Williams announces Assembly fellowship

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Das Williams this week announced that application information for the 2012-2013 Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program is available in his district and Capitol offices. The Assembly Fellowship Program provides the opportunity for aspiring public servants of all ages, backgrounds and experiences to directly participate in the legislative process. The 11-month...
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Boys & Girls Clubs receive $600,000 to help juvenile offenders

Boys & Girls Clubs receive $600,000 to help juvenile offenders

  Re-entry mentoring grant from Department of Justice one of only nine across nation OXNARD — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme is seeking to reduce repeat crimes among juvenile offenders in Ventura County by merging two pilot projects into a new program, the organization reported in a media...
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Commentary: Hope for tomorrow

Commentary: Hope for tomorrow

By Michael and Stephen Szakos / Guest contributors  Over the past few weeks, we have shared some sad stories with you. Some tragic. Some seeming without hope. There is hope and there are answers! A family we helped recently purchased a new home after short-selling their home three years ago. One gentlemen called us on a...
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Commentary: The truth shall set you free

Commentary: The truth shall set you free

By Michael and Stephen Szakos / Guest contributors  Happy New Year! May 2012 be a tremendous year for each of you. A fresh start. A new beginning. We know that 2011 was a very difficult year for many of you for various reasons. Many people lost their jobs, their homes and witnessed families broken apart because...
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Commentary: Reflecting on 2011, working together in 2012

Commentary: Reflecting on 2011, working together in 2012

Dear Editor: As 2011 comes to a close one cannot help reflecting on the past while looking ahead to the future. For me, as I enter my fourth year on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, I feel very grateful. My staff works very well together and all of us have received the full...
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Commentary: Top ten in local education

Commentary: Top ten in local education

By Denis O’Leary / Guest contributor We will see many lists within the next few days. I would argue that education is a topic of utmost importance and yet we will not see a resume of last year in this subject. Please feel free to share your opinions as well. 1.  Student achievement: 38 percent of...
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Commentary: The management of time

Commentary: The management of time

By David Magallanes / Guest contributor Here we are on a collision course with 2012, and many of us haven’t even begun to write down our resolutions.  Assuming the Mayan predictions aren’t true and that we actually will live through this coming year, what are we planning to do with the 8,760 hours (during...
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Commentary: Hope For 2012

Commentary: Hope For 2012

By Michael and Stephen Szakos / Guest contributors  All of us on Team Szakos hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family and friends and we wish you nothing but the best for 2012! As we read in the news, watch on TV or hear from neighbors, friends and family, foreclosures are still happening, even...
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