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December 24, 1990 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN
Oxnard College, which already attracts students from across Ventura County, is extending its reach across the ocean to Japan. In a ceremony last week, the college kicked off a Sister College program with three Tokyo schools--Kokusai Seika Senmongakko, Kokusai Business College and Nishi Tokyo Cooks College. Representatives of Tokyo Cooks College attended a morning class, led by students from Oxnard's culinary program, on cooking Mexican food.
April 29, 1991 | SANTIAGO O'DONNELL
The Oxnard Redevelopment Agency selected a still-life motif created by Oxnard College student Barbara Obermier as the official logo for the downtown Farmer's Market, which will open June 13 at the corner of 7th and B streets across from Heritage Square. The market will operate every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Obermier, who received a $200 bond, placed first among 45 entrants.
September 8, 1990
Dave Taylor, an assistant baseball coach at Oxnard College, was named Friday as head coach at the school, according to Ruth Hemming, Oxnard's vice president of student services. Taylor replaces Lindsay Meggs, who recently resigned to take the head coaching position at Long Beach City. Taylor and Meggs spent a season together as assistants at Cal Lutheran, and Taylor accompanied Meggs to Oxnard. Meggs spent one season at Oxnard.
August 18, 1992 | KAY SAILLANT
Oxnard College has received $50,000 in federal grant money to fund a program aimed at helping women with low skills and education complete classes to help them find jobs. The money will be used to provide counseling and develop career goals for about 60 divorced women and single parents, said Priscilla Partridge de Garcia, coordinator of the program. The funding will be targeted specifically for women suffering from low self-esteem, poverty and a lack of education and job skills, she said.
April 11, 1996 | KELLY DAVID
Oxnard College is moving forward with plans to reopen an off-campus center in Camarillo that will be bigger and offer more courses than the one it closed five years ago. Trustees for the county's community colleges Tuesday gave Oxnard College the go-ahead to lease a storefront at 2520 E. Los Posas Road in the Camarillo Village Square. With five classrooms, including a computer lab, the center is expected to open in the fall with 34 classes ranging from speech to introductory computer courses.
October 9, 1993 | JAMES MAIELLA JR.
Oxnard College students will join their counterparts in Canada, Mexico, South America, the Caribbean and the rest of the United States on Friday in a "World Food Day" teleconference to discuss how the world's growing demand for food threatens biological diversity. World Food Day, first celebrated in 1981, is now observed each Oct. 16 in more than 150 countries, officials said in a prepared statement. The day marks the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
A former farm worker who went on to become a top administrator in the Cal State University system, Oxnard College President Steven Arvizu knows what it's like to struggle. So as he makes plans to improve the youngest and smallest of Ventura County's community colleges, Arvizu is drawing on the hustle that propelled him out of the fields and into fellowships. Since coming to Oxnard from Cal State Monterey Bay last summer, Arvizu has lobbied leaders across the city for support.
The Oxnard College baseball team might have to forfeit numerous games from the recently completed season because a regular's academic eligibility is in question, Oxnard Athletic Director Ralph Smith said Friday. Smith refused to name him but said the player might have fallen several units short of minimum eligibility requirements and that Oxnard would have to forfeit nearly all of its victories if the player is indeed found ineligible.
April 14, 1993 | JANE HULSE
An Oxnard College program for non-English speaking students got a $10,000 boost from the California Strawberry Festival on Tuesday--and praise from comic actor Cheech Marin. "Language is both a barrier and an opportunity if you become proficient in two languages," Marin, a Latino, told a room full of students on hand for the check presentation to the college. The money will benefit the college's ESPIGA program, an acronym that stands for English Spanish Program of Instruction Granting Access.
July 6, 1989 | Sean Waters
Reg Welker hopes his blend of competitiveness and practical jokes plays well on the junior college circuit. Welker, who coached Hueneme high baseball team for nine years, has been selected as the new coach at Oxnard College and awaits final approval from Ventura County Community College District. He will replace George Peraza, who resigned in May after one season as coach of the Condors.
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