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  • In Brief
    published on Thu, 21 May 2015 23:01:56 GMT
    Brooks Institute changes hands As Brooks Institute celebrates 70 years this year, it is also going through an ownership change, from Career Education Corp., which has owned it since 1999, to Green Planet. According to the Brooks press release, Green Planet is a global logistical solutions provider for students and families seeking an international education, and "In the interest of building global citizens, Green Planet works with a network of schools around the world to facilitate exchange prog...
  • Essential H2O
    published on Thu, 21 May 2015 23:01:42 GMT
    In 2009, the wheels began to turn on a big undertaking: building a clinic, the first of its kind, in the remote village of Olmoti in northern Tanzania. Maasai tribe midwife Mama Yaya had seen enough children die due to unsanitary conditions; and when Diane Raleigh and Gloria Upchurch visited from America, Yaya took action, telling her story as well as that of the people of her village....
  • On line petition seeking to overturn SPUSD Board action
    published on Fri, 08 May 2015 03:00:00 GMT
    A movement has started on Facebook to convince the Santa Paula Unified School District Board to reconsider an action taken last month. David Shaneyfelt on behalf of his son, Mike, a student at St. Augustine Academy in Ventura asked the SPUSD Board to allow him and any other students at St. Augustine who wished to play sports and live in Santa Paula, to be allowed to participate in Santa Paula High School's sports program....
  • USC tight end Bryce Dixon no longer enrolled at school
    published on Fri, 15 May 2015 16:43:38 GMT
    Tight end Bryce Dixon will not continue his education at USC, the school announced Thursday . Dixon had been suspended for unspecified student conduct issues since March and missed all of spring practice....
  • Ron Hendren: Outstanding Citizen celebrated for VCSO Mounted Posse service
    published on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 03:00:00 GMT
    Santa Paula has another outstanding citizen to celebrate and it's one that's often seen on horseback: Ron Hendren who was honored by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department for his years of volunteer dedication to the agency. Hendren was lauded at the 2nd Annual Special Recognition Awards held April 16 where he was named the Outstanding Citizen and presented with the award by Sheriff Geoff Dean....
  • New Pre School opens with emphasis on open outdoor classroom
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:00:00 GMT
    They have created a unique campus where students will spend approximately 90 percent of their morning in the outdoor classroom. Joan Bennett is the Director of the school....
  • Ventura Company Observes MotherA's Day With A Mother-Earth-Friendly Gesture
    published on Fri, 08 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Drought Buster Car Duster saves water one shiny car at a time. When used frequently, the car duster greatly reduces the number of times you need to wash your car, saving as much as 100 gallons of water per washing....
  • Jensen Design & Survey Engineer travels to Tanzania for Engineers Without Borders Program
    published on Thu, 07 May 2015 20:46:26 GMT
    PRLog - May 7, 2015 - VENTURA, Calif. -- Ever a presence within their community, Jensen Design & Survey has prided itself on the importance of serving the community in which they do business....
  • Jung at art
    published on Thu, 07 May 2015 15:10:28 GMT
    That's the premise that clinical psychologist Dr. Denee Jordan built her philosophy on "Already well." By accepting ourselves as OK - exactly where we are, regardless of the circumstances - we are able to treat ourselves with kindness, paving a smoother road to happiness and fulfillment....
  • Biz Buzz
    published on Thu, 07 May 2015 15:10:10 GMT
    Opening Now open at the Camarillo Premium Outlets in Camarillo: Vince , a leading contemporary fashion brand that features women's, men's and kids' ready-to-wear denim, footwear and select accessories; Citizen Watch , which specializes in innovative timepieces using cutting-edge technology with perfection of design beauty. The Pleasant Valley Certified Farmers' Market & Crafter's Corner will open for its second season on May 13 at the Community Center Park, 1605 Burnley St. in Camarillo....
  • John Dybvik, 68, of Harmony
    published on Wed, 06 May 2015 15:28:09 GMT
    He was a 1964 graduate of Harmony High School. He went on to attend college at Winona State University and then joined the army....
  • Patagonia Truck Has Been Traveling Across 50 States Mending Clothes
    published on Wed, 06 May 2015 11:24:27 GMT
    Launched on April 2nd in Ventura, California, the Worn Wear truck has been making its way across the country, before it will reach its final destination in Boston on May 12. At the end of its tour, the brand will turn to social media to ask its fans which route the truck should take on its way back out West. Patagonia repair technicians have been fixing up people's torn pieces of clothing-Patagonia brand or not-as well as teaching them how to do easy fixes themselves....
  • Foreign big-cap value stocks outshine U.S. counterparts
    published on Wed, 06 May 2015 09:34:44 GMT
    Paul Merriman is committed to educating people of all ages to get the most from their retirement investments. Founder of Merriman Wealth Management, a Seattle-based investment advisory firm, he is the author of numerous books on investing: " Financial Fitness Forever ," " Live It Up Without Outliving Your Money ," and the new "How To Invest" series, free at his website: "How To Invest" series: " First Time Investor ," " Get Smart or Get Screwed: How to Select the Best and Get the Most from Your ...
  • I grew up in Mexico. But drunk Americans showed me what Cinco de Mayo was.
    published on Tue, 05 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    A Chihuahua wearing a sombrero poses during the 4th annual "Running of the Chihuahuas" in Washington, D.C. Corporate advertisers treat Cinco de Mayo as the de facto Mexican Day, if not Latino Day, in this country. In 1998, the U.S. Postal Service issued a Cinco de Mayo stamp featuring two folklA3rico dancers....
  • Mildren K. (Finnegan) Snowden
    published on Tue, 05 May 2015 20:35:12 GMT
    Ventura, California- Mildred Kathryn Snowden, passed away peacefully at her home in Ventura, California, on Monday, April 27, 2015. Mildred was born on August 3, 1915 in Louisville, New York, daughter of Albert and Margaret Finnegan....
  • Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County Adds Board Member
    published on Mon, 04 May 2015 14:50:03 GMT
    The Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County announced the addition of Patricia Schulz as a new board member. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors officially appointed Schulz on April 14 for a three-year term....
  • When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Cinco de Mayo
    published on Mon, 04 May 2015 04:34:22 GMT
    Corporate advertisers treat it as the de facto Mexican Day, if not Latino Day, in this country. In 1998, the United States Post Office issued a Cinco de Mayo stamp featuring two folklrico dancers....
  • Ventura County Public Works Agency hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony pedestrian improvements project
    published on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:10:09 GMT
    PRLog - April 30, 2015 - OXNARD, Calif. -- Ventura County Public Works Agency's Department of Transportation will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of Rose Avenue and Collins Street Pedestrian Improvements Project on Thursday, May 7. Dignitaries to speak at the event will include Ventura County Supervisor John C. Zaragoza,Rio School District Superintendent Dr. John Puglisi, El Rio Municipal Advisory Councilmember Mike Barber, and Rio Del Valle Middle School Principal Joanne M. Da...
  • Dancing into the sunset
    published on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:12:13 GMT
    Same as every spring, the Slippers 'N Masks Youth Dance Theatre will take to the stage, where dancers 7 to 18 years of age will enjoy all the fun and excitement that performing before an audience can bring. But this year's show will be bittersweet, as it is the final performance of the dance troupe's founder, Pamela Cohen....
  • Rubicon Theatre Announces Benefit Raffle
    published on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:32:17 GMT
    Rubicon Theatre, a not-for-profit professional regional theatre company in Ventura, California, has launched a British-themed spring raffle to raise funds for the company's summer education and outreach camp programs. Rubicon's summer programs include the Stinky Feet Theatre Workshop ; the Fearless Shakespeare Intensive, the Musical Theatre Intensive, the Theatre Camp , the Acting Intensive, Internships and Apprenticeships....