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May 27, 1993 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to "turn the district around" by building moral character in the classroom, the Ventura Unified School District is planning in the fall to launch a program teaching such values as honesty, tolerance and respect, Supt. Joseph Spirito said Wednesday. The character-development program is not so much a response to gang violence, Spirito said, as to the general attitude of rowdiness and disrespect among Ventura students. "We're doing so well academically, so why are kids misbehaving so much?"
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trudy Arriaga's downtown Ventura office is spilling over with two dozen bouquets. Her phone has been ringing almost nonstop for days. And everywhere she goes--be it her old high school or the grocery store--people are congratulating her on her recent achievement: landing the top job in the Ventura Unified School District. But Arriaga, 45, has been around enough to know that it won't be long before the cloud she is walking on solidifies into a grindstone.
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January 14, 1994 | JULIE FIELDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura High School's swimming coach had sex with two female students and made advances and sexually suggestive comments to others, school officials said in a document filed Thursday with the state. Coach Dale Hahn also raised the grade of one of the girls he slept with to an A when it should have been a C or a D, according to the formal list of accusations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Moreno is a single dad. A lunchtime quarterback. A father figure and street-wise counselor. In between, he cleans the toilets, hauls the trash, wipes the tables and scrubs the floors at Lincoln Elementary School. Next week he will take a break to pick up a prestigious national education award at a conference in New Orleans. The 14-year janitor and Principal Valerie Chrisman will accept the Title I Distinguished Schools award from the U.S. Department of Education on behalf of the school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Moreno is a single dad. A lunchtime quarterback. A father figure and street-wise counselor. In between, he cleans the toilets, hauls the trash, wipes the tables and scrubs the floors at Lincoln Elementary School. Next week he will take a break to pick up a prestigious national education award at a conference in New Orleans. The 14-year janitor and Principal Valerie Chrisman will accept the Title I Distinguished Schools award from the U.S. Department of Education on behalf of the school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trudy Arriaga's downtown Ventura office is spilling over with two dozen bouquets. Her phone has been ringing almost nonstop for days. And everywhere she goes--be it her old high school or the grocery store--people are congratulating her on her recent achievement: landing the top job in the Ventura Unified School District. But Arriaga, 45, has been around enough to know that it won't be long before the cloud she is walking on solidifies into a grindstone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Japanese owners of Santa Paula's historic Glen Tavern Inn are refurbishing the dilapidated structure and plan to reopen it as a school for the study of Western culture, representatives said Monday. The decision to reopen the school came to light Monday, two months after Santa Paula officials nearly took the owners to court over safety violations that had prompted the city to cut off the building's utilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1997 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They remembered that Oregon's Crater Lake is the deepest in the United States. They identified the Andes as the world's longest mountain chain. And they knew that the ancient Minoan civilization sprouted up in Crete in 2900 BC. A team of Camarillo High School students had those answers and more Saturday to take top prize in Geo Bowl VIII.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Moreno is a single dad. A lunchtime quarterback. A father figure and street-wise counselor. In between, he cleans the toilets, hauls the trash, wipes the tables and scrubs the floors at Lincoln Elementary School. Next week he'll take a break to pick up a national education award at a conference in New Orleans. On behalf of the school, the 14-year janitor and Principal Valerie Chrisman will accept the Title I Distinguished Schools Award from the U.S. Education Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1993 | JEFF MEYERS
The open-classroom division of Blanche Reynolds Elementary School won't be seceding from the Ventura Unified School District. Hoping to take advantage of a new law, parents and faculty had considered petitioning the district for a charter to establish an independent public school. Meeting at the elementary school on Monday night, about 90 parents voted to drop the plan and try instead to expand without breaking away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Moreno is a single dad. A lunchtime quarterback. A father figure and street-wise counselor. In between, he cleans the toilets, hauls the trash, wipes the tables and scrubs the floors at Lincoln Elementary School. Next week he'll take a break to pick up a national education award at a conference in New Orleans. On behalf of the school, the 14-year janitor and Principal Valerie Chrisman will accept the Title I Distinguished Schools Award from the U.S. Education Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1998 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a Navy pilot, Jim Palkie hunted Russian submarines in the Pacific and dodged enemy fire over Libya. He tracked missile launches and space shuttle landings. But nothing, not 20 years of military training nor thousands of hours at the controls of some of the world's mightiest aircraft, prepared him for his current command. Now he sits in the cross hairs of nearly two dozen fidgety 5-year-olds who are not the least intimidated by his military record.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1997 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They remembered that Oregon's Crater Lake is the deepest in the United States. They identified the Andes as the world's longest mountain chain. And they knew that the ancient Minoan civilization sprouted up in Crete in 2900 BC. A team of Camarillo High School students had those answers and more Saturday to take top prize in Geo Bowl VIII.
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March 8, 1995 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura schools can continue to offer all-girl math classes--they just can't call them that, federal civil rights investigators told a district that has drawn national attention for its sex-segregated classes. Instead of "all-girl," try "classes for the mathematically challenged," federal officials suggested in discussions with Ventura educators. "They didn't sound like they were joking," said Patricia Chandler, who oversees curriculum for the Ventura Unified School District.
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January 14, 1994 | JULIE FIELDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura High School's swimming coach had sex with two female students and made advances and sexually suggestive comments to others, school officials said in a document filed Thursday with the state. Coach Dale Hahn also raised the grade of one of the girls he slept with to an A when it should have been a C or a D, according to the formal list of accusations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1993 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were flowing tears and group hugs in Suzanne Shull's fifth-grade classroom Thursday, the last day of the school year at Ventura's Poinsettia Elementary School. "She's a great teacher," said a red-eyed Ian Pritchard, 10, as he bid his final farewell to Shull. "She's the best teacher I've ever had." Ian will be heading off to middle school next fall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eager to gain more control over their children's educations, some Ventura parents are considering taking advantage of a new law empowering them to create taxpayer-financed "charter" schools. The law that took effect this year enables parents, teachers and others to petition local school boards for a charter to establish a new public school within a district. The school would still be fiscally tied to the district, but would function mostly independent of state and local controls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1993 | CHRISTOPHER HEREDIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until her close encounter Thursday, Ashlee Dana considered snakes icky, slimy creatures the boys used to torment her. But petting a four-foot California gopher snake was all it took to change her mind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Japanese owners of Santa Paula's historic Glen Tavern Inn are refurbishing the dilapidated structure and plan to reopen it as a school for the study of Western culture, representatives said Monday. The decision to reopen the school came to light Monday, two months after Santa Paula officials nearly took the owners to court over safety violations that had prompted the city to cut off the building's utilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1993 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to "turn the district around" by building moral character in the classroom, the Ventura Unified School District is planning in the fall to launch a program teaching such values as honesty, tolerance and respect, Supt. Joseph Spirito said Wednesday. The character-development program is not so much a response to gang violence, Spirito said, as to the general attitude of rowdiness and disrespect among Ventura students. "We're doing so well academically, so why are kids misbehaving so much?"
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