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Ventura County Schools Receive Gold Ribbon Honors

Ventura County Schools Receive Gold Ribbon Honors

Eight Ventura County area schools are recipients of the 2017 Gold Ribbon Schools Award from the California Department of Education. The award recognizes middle and high schools that have developed innovative programs that support rigorous academic standards and create a positive school environment. The winning local schools are: A.E. Wright Middle School (Las Virgenes Unified […]

Board of Supervisor’s 2017 Ventura County Earth Day Awards

Board of Supervisor’s 2017 Ventura County Earth Day Awards

Board of Supervisors honors five environmental champions in Ventura County  at the April 18th Board meeting at 11:30 am.    The Ventura County Board of Supervisors will honor five 2017 Ventura County Earth Day Awards recipients at the Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Board meeting at 11:30 am.  The five environmental champions are:    District 1: […]

Ventura County Community College District Classified Professional Development Committee Receives Innovative Activity Award

Ventura County Community College District Classified Professional Development Committee Receives Innovative Activity Award

Ventura County Community College District Classified Professional Development Committee was recently awarded the 2017 Innovative Activity Award from the California Community College Council for Staff and Organizational Development (4C/SD).  Ashley Chelonis, instructional technologies designer at Oxnard College, accepted the award on behalf of the committee during a conference held in Claremont, California. The Innovative Activity […]

Ventura County Community College District Board names Ventura College President Greg Gillespie Chancellor

Ventura County Community College District Board names Ventura College President Greg Gillespie Chancellor

VCCCD Board of Trustees promotes within, names Ventura College President Greg Gillespie chancellor Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of Dr. Greg Gillespie as chancellor.  Gillespie, now president of Ventura College for nearly four years, brings more than 23 years of higher education experience to the position, including his […]

Voice your opinion! Do you support $52 billion CA tax increase?

Voice your opinion! Do you support $52 billion CA tax increase?

    Higher gas taxes and car registration fees are not the answer We can fix roads without taking more money from hard-working families   Please take a moment to watch this short video on the $52 billion transportation tax increase proposed by Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders. Later this week the Legislature is […]

Alexandria Wright joins the Ventura County Community College District as Director for Economic & Workforce Development

Alexandria Wright joins the Ventura County Community College District as Director for Economic & Workforce Development

Ventura County Community College District Chancellor Bernard Luskin today announced that Alexandria M. Wright has joined the VCCCD as the director for the Economic & Workforce Development Division.  Wright reports directly to Vice Chancellor, Educational Services, Rick Post.  She will provide leadership and strategic direction for District initiatives involving economic and workforce development, corporate training […]

Ventura County: The STEM of Farming’s Future

Ventura County: The STEM of Farming’s Future

 By Sheryl Hamlin The 2017 Ventura County Ag Summit hosted by the Office of the Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner packed the conference room of the County Office of Education in Camarillo where Masters of Ceremonies Richard and Bonnie Atmore shared a bit of their professional and family lives with the audience, as they announced the […]

Newly forming Ventura County GOP charter hosts kick-off Friday, April 7th

Newly forming Ventura County GOP charter hosts kick-off Friday, April 7th

By Michael Hernandez Ventura County’s newest forming nonprofit California Republican Charter group—CA4MAGA Ventura County—will host a kick-off membership event on Friday, April 7th at Guessinger Winery, 3059 Willow Lane, Westlake Village, from 6-8 p.m.  New members will be enrolled for a $25 annual membership. The evening will feature Shane Skelton, candidate for the 26th Congressional […]

Jon Coupal: Taxpayer Assault on Horizon

Jon Coupal: Taxpayer Assault on Horizon

By Sheryl Hamlin Fresh from a roadside phone interview with NPR radio about Governor Brown’s proposed $54 billion tax increase, Jon Coupal, veteran tax warrior and head of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA), breezed in to keynote the Ventura County Taxpayers Association meeting on Thursday, March 30 in Oxnard. $54 Billion Tax Increase THIS […]

Ventura County General Plan Update: Transportation and Infrastructure

Ventura County General Plan Update: Transportation and Infrastructure

By Sheryl Hamlin The county has embarked on a multi-year, multi-million dollar update to its General Plan Update (GPU) for the unincorporated areas. The website for commenting and status is vc2040.org. Citizens can also sign up here for announcements. Previous articles about this process were here: Notice/Overview History and Initial Configuration of Report Refinements to […]