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VC Star outsources printing, puts HQ and printing plant up for sale

VC Star outsources printing, puts HQ and printing plant up for sale

The Ventura County Star announced that it has outsourced the printing of its publication to the LA Times and also put its printing plant in Camarillo up for sale. Dozens more people have been laid off. It put its headquarters on the market late last year. They plan to relocate in the area. The Star has undergone […]

Winners of the VC Innovates 2017 Pathfinder Awards Announced

Winners of the VC Innovates 2017 Pathfinder Awards Announced

Today in Camarillo, VC Innovates 2017 Pathfinder Awards were presented to this year’s most innovative educators, business and community partners for their support of Career and Technical Education. Twenty-five award recipients selected by each of the education partner school districts as well as twelve business and community partners were recognized at a luncheon at the […]

Oxnard College, CSUCI, and Oxnard Union High School District enter STEMpacts with students

Oxnard College, CSUCI, and Oxnard Union High School District enter STEMpacts with students

(Oxnard, Calif.) May 4, 2017 — Oxnard College, California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI) and Union High School District, along with 70 high school students and their families will gather at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Building at 4000 Rose Ave—the Performing Arts Center at Oxnard College. Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m., to enter […]

Ventura County Jail Inmates Released to Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Ventura County Jail Inmates Released to Immigration and Customs Enforcement

As a follow-up to our concerns over Senate Bill 54, we would like to provide more factual information regarding the types of individuals that would be released into our community if immigration authorities are not allowed in our jail as would be mandated by this bill. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has continued to review […]

Ventura College student Kimberly Ramos voted student trustee for the Ventura County Community College District board of trustees

Ventura College student Kimberly Ramos voted student trustee for the Ventura County Community College District board of trustees

The Associated Students of the Ventura County Community College District have announced that Kimberly Ramos was elected student trustee of the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees. Ramos received 1,521 votes from a total of 3,417 votes cast.  “Ramos demonstrates a passion for serving, having held positions as president for the Latina/o Leadership […]

Ojai man sentenced to 13 Years 8 Months for death of Passenger while driving intoxicated

Ojai man sentenced to 13 Years 8 Months for death of Passenger while driving intoxicated

David Antonio Andrade-Ruiz (DOB 6/29/93), of Ojai, was sentenced to 13 years 8 months in state prison for committing gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and fleeing the scene of the collision that killed one passenger who burned to death, caused another passenger to become paralyzed, and caused a third passenger to suffer great bodily injury. […]

National Day of Prayer- May 4, 2017

National Day of Prayer- May 4, 2017

Event Announcement   National Day of Prayer, a ​Ventura  Countywide worship and prayer gathering will be celebrated at Serra Cross, Ventura, on Thursday, May 4th, from Noon to One.   This inter-denominational, inter-racial, inter-generational prayer gathering will feature  music, prayer and meditation on Psalm 24, and mime. ​It will be one of 48,000 events across America on ​May 4th​ An additional option will be a prayer walk from […]

Local School Districts Gain More Control Over Spending

Local School Districts Gain More Control Over Spending

In 2013 the state of California made a dramatic change in the way schools are funded. Instead of dictating how school districts spend their money, the state shifted much of that decision-making power to the local level. The new system, called the Local Control Funding Formula or LCFF, is designed to funnel education dollars where […]

County of Ventura approves agreement to purchase solar-generated electricity

County of Ventura approves agreement to purchase solar-generated electricity

On April 18, 2017, the County of Ventura Board of Supervisors approved a groundbreaking Energy Services Agreement between the County and Ventura Solar, LLC. The agreement, which will be administered by the General Services Agency (GSA), will enable the County to purchase electricity generated from a planned 3-megawatt photovoltaic system to be installed in the […]

Villalobos sentenced to 21 years for Street Terrorism for benefit of Southside Chiques

Villalobos sentenced to 21 years for Street Terrorism for benefit of Southside Chiques

Jose Villalobos (DOB 6/17/86), of Oxnard, was sentenced to 21 years in state prison after a jury found him guilty of multiple crimes including robbery, attempted robbery and street terrorism.  The jury also found true the special allegation that Villalobos committed the crimes for the benefit of the Southside Chiques, a criminal street gang. On […]