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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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Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Attorney to Receive Ventura County Bar Association’s Public Service Award

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Attorney to Receive Ventura County Bar Association’s Public Service Award

VENTURA COUNTY — Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP (FCOP) attorney Joseph L. Strohman, Jr. has been named by the Ventura County Bar Association (VCBA) as this year’s recipient of the Ben E. Nordman Public Service Award. The honor is in recognition of Strohman’s 30-plus years’ commitment of public service to the community. Strohman has...
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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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Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Provide Job-Protected Leave for New Parents

Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Provide Job-Protected Leave for New Parents

SACRAMENTO –  In a signing ceremony today focusing on legislation that affects women, children and families and attended by members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that will allow millions more California parents to take time off to care for a newborn without...
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Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care partners with Easy Lift Transportation

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care partners with Easy Lift Transportation

SANTA BARBARA — Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care is proud to partner with another local non-profit organization, Easy Lift Transportation. Like VNHC, Easy Lift Transportation provides a wide variety of specialized services to the southern Santa Barbara community, including transportation for VNHC patients and families. Passengers use vans for medical appointments, work, school, grocery shopping,...
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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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Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Clean Up Beaches, Plug Old, Leaking Oil Wells

Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Clean Up Beaches, Plug Old, Leaking Oil Wells

SACRAMENTO — Governor Brown has just signed a bill authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)  to monitor and cap California’s old, abandoned and leaking oil wells. Senate Bill 44, the Coastal Oil Well Clean Up and Remediation Act, will require the California State Lands Commission to monitor and plug old “orphaned” oil wells...
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Grant to Help Boys & Girls Club Maintain Buildings – VCCF Board approves $25,000 to Oxnard, Port Hueneme Club to fund capacity-building work

Grant to Help Boys & Girls Club Maintain Buildings – VCCF Board approves $25,000 to Oxnard, Port Hueneme Club to fund capacity-building work

VENTURA COUNTY — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme has received a $25,000 grant from the Ventura County Community Foundation. The VCCF’s board of directors recently approved giving BGCOP the funds to help the Club’s sustainability and fundraising that will enable it to serve the next generation of youth....
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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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