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Spotlight | From China to Ventura: Building a new life in the USA

Spotlight | From China to Ventura: Building a new life in the USA

From the language to the food to the culture, Yeifan Lei entered a new world when he moved from his native China to join his mother in Ventura and become a freshman at Buena High School. With limited English skills, he started taking English language development classes and made quick progress. By his junior year, […]

Unstable Home Life Motivated Her to Build a Better Future

Unstable Home Life Motivated Her to Build a Better Future

IrieAnn Harris had no choice but to grow up fast. Due to family problems, she says the responsibility of caring for her three youngest siblings fell primarily to her. “I would get up, go to school, come home right away, watch the kids until they went to bed and clean the house and make food […]

Buena High School put on Lockdown: 16 year old student found with gun, knife and brass knuckles in his car

Buena High School put on Lockdown: 16 year old student found with gun, knife and brass knuckles in his car

Congresswoman Brownley presents Bronze Star to teacher Emmett Cullen for his service in Iraq

Congresswoman Brownley presents Bronze Star to teacher Emmett Cullen for his service in Iraq