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April 1, 1996 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years after the Northridge earthquake shook Southern California, educators throughout Ventura County are still working to make schools safe, repairing cracks and replacing hanging lighting. And as they prepare spending plans for the fiscal year that begins July 1, the districts that can afford it are also assigning top priority to maintenance that has been long deferred, including replacing roofs, paint and air conditioners. Wiring for computers gets top billing as well.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2002 | Jenifer Ragland, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County schools are bracing for sweeping state budget cuts that could mean reduced pay for teachers, slashed programs and even layoffs in districts from Ojai to Thousand Oaks, officials said. Gov. Gray Davis last week proposed midyear cuts of $10.2 billion from the state budget to put a dent in the $21-billion deficit. Education, which makes up about 40% of the budget, could be among the hardest areas hit, with a proposal to immediately cut school funding by nearly 4%.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1996 | MIGUEL HELFT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On paper, Evelyn Jimenez is not yet a teacher. But for the past year, Jimenez has been at the helm of her own bilingual kindergarten class at Ansgar Larsen Elementary School in Oxnard. And if Jimenez appears to have the confidence and craft of an experienced teacher as she stands amid 32 youngsters, it is no surprise. She has been in the classroom for 10 years. As a teacher aide--a para-educator--she spent countless hours in one-on-one instruction with Spanish-speaking students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2001 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County's cities and school districts need to work much more closely in planning new campuses so that favored sites are not immediately shot down by opponents of development, participants said Wednesday in the county's first-ever forum on school building. And the consensus was that those talks should include growers, developers and activist groups to avoid political battles in a county that has some of the toughest growth control laws in the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2001 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the end of her rookie year as a Thousand Oaks schoolteacher, Melissa Gross realized she still had much to learn. That's how she ended up in summer school last week, picking lemons and packing avocados so she could understand more about Ventura County agriculture and learn ways to teach her students about it.
NEWS
March 25, 1994 | JEFF FLETCHER and AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It is the very symbol of sportsmanship--the victors and the vanquished shaking hands at the end of a bitter contest. Evert and Navratilova. The Trojans and the Bruins. Grant and Lee. But after a series of scuffles between high school teams in eastern Ventura County, officials in the Marmonte League say they are sacking the symbol to save the sports.
NEWS
August 9, 1990 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their time has not quite run out, but already you can hear Danica Rinaldi, Pablo Weiss and company slipping into reminiscence about this dream summer of 1990: school, six days a week, in Oakland. "It really surprised me," said Rinaldi, a 17-year-old who usually does her studying at Simi Valley High School. "Everybody understands you. It's not like regular high school, where people say, 'Art--is that the only thing you have to talk about?' It's going to be really sad when we leave."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2001 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County's cities and school districts need to work much more closely in planning new campuses so that favored sites are not immediately shot down by opponents of development, participants said Wednesday in the county's first-ever forum on school building. And the consensus was that those talks should include growers, developers and activist groups to avoid political battles in a county that has some of the toughest growth control laws in the country.
SPORTS
June 21, 1992 | DAVID COULSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stevie Amar of Santa Clara High and Randy Martinez of Ventura led the fast-breaking North to a 20-point advantage in the second quarter en route to a 120-83 victory over the South in the Ventura County All-Star Game on Saturday night before a packed gymnasium at Ventura High. Amar and Martinez each scored eight points in the second period, allowing the North to turn a 26-23 advantage into a 62-39 lead at the half. Amar finished with 18, matching Buena's Lance Fay for team-high honors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2002 | Jenifer Ragland, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County schools are bracing for sweeping state budget cuts that could mean reduced pay for teachers, slashed programs and even layoffs in districts from Ojai to Thousand Oaks, officials said. Gov. Gray Davis last week proposed midyear cuts of $10.2 billion from the state budget to put a dent in the $21-billion deficit. Education, which makes up about 40% of the budget, could be among the hardest areas hit, with a proposal to immediately cut school funding by nearly 4%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new $3-million gymnasium in El Rio, just north of Oxnard, was meant to be a haven for the low-income community's youth, but instead has remained mostly unused for weeks. Rio School District Supt. Yolanda Benitez and Ventura County Supervisor John Flynn are at odds over what has kept the 6-month-old gym from becoming the lively youth center the community envisioned. The district and county are responsible for its operation under a 1997 joint agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2001 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the end of her rookie year as a Thousand Oaks schoolteacher, Melissa Gross realized she still had much to learn. That's how she ended up in summer school last week, picking lemons and packing avocados so she could understand more about Ventura County agriculture and learn ways to teach her students about it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1996 | MIGUEL HELFT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On paper, Evelyn Jimenez is not yet a teacher. But for the past year, Jimenez has been at the helm of her own bilingual kindergarten class at Ansgar Larsen Elementary School in Oxnard. And if Jimenez appears to have the confidence and craft of an experienced teacher as she stands amid 32 youngsters, it is no surprise. She has been in the classroom for 10 years. As a teacher aide--a para-educator--she spent countless hours in one-on-one instruction with Spanish-speaking students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1996 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years after the Northridge earthquake shook Southern California, educators throughout Ventura County are still working to make schools safe, repairing cracks and replacing hanging lighting. And as they prepare spending plans for the fiscal year that begins July 1, the districts that can afford it are also assigning top priority to maintenance that has been long deferred, including replacing roofs, paint and air conditioners. Wiring for computers gets top billing as well.
NEWS
March 25, 1994 | JEFF FLETCHER and AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It is the very symbol of sportsmanship--the victors and the vanquished shaking hands at the end of a bitter contest. Evert and Navratilova. The Trojans and the Bruins. Grant and Lee. But after a series of scuffles between high school teams in eastern Ventura County, officials in the Marmonte League say they are sacking the symbol to save the sports.
SPORTS
June 21, 1992 | DAVID COULSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stevie Amar of Santa Clara High and Randy Martinez of Ventura led the fast-breaking North to a 20-point advantage in the second quarter en route to a 120-83 victory over the South in the Ventura County All-Star Game on Saturday night before a packed gymnasium at Ventura High. Amar and Martinez each scored eight points in the second period, allowing the North to turn a 26-23 advantage into a 62-39 lead at the half. Amar finished with 18, matching Buena's Lance Fay for team-high honors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new $3-million gymnasium in El Rio, just north of Oxnard, was meant to be a haven for the low-income community's youth, but instead has remained mostly unused for weeks. Rio School District Supt. Yolanda Benitez and Ventura County Supervisor John Flynn are at odds over what has kept the 6-month-old gym from becoming the lively youth center the community envisioned. The district and county are responsible for its operation under a 1997 joint agreement.
NEWS
August 9, 1990 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their time has not quite run out, but already you can hear Danica Rinaldi, Pablo Weiss and company slipping into reminiscence about this dream summer of 1990: school, six days a week, in Oakland. "It really surprised me," said Rinaldi, a 17-year-old who usually does her studying at Simi Valley High School. "Everybody understands you. It's not like regular high school, where people say, 'Art--is that the only thing you have to talk about?' It's going to be really sad when we leave."
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