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August 31, 1992 | PEGGY Y. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The president of the Ventura County Community College District board said he wants instructors and all other employees at Oxnard, Moorpark and Ventura colleges to attend mandatory classes on avoiding sexual harassment. Board President Pete Tafoya said a workshop or seminar is needed to clarify the district's policy against sexual harassment, and plans to suggest the idea at Tuesday's trustee meeting. "The definition is not really clear-cut," Tafoya said.
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September 18, 2003 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County Community College trustees have approved a $181-million budget for the 2003-04 school year that restores some of the concessions made by employees in response to the state's fiscal crisis. The budget, approved Tuesday, includes a $110-million general fund that provides most of the operating expenses for Oxnard, Moorpark and Ventura colleges.
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April 23, 1991 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County Community College District trustees Monday picked a new chancellor, a man credited with reviving a dying junior college in one of Los Angeles' poorer areas. Thomas Lakin, 47, president of Los Angeles Southwest Community College, emerged the winner in a seven-month search by the district to replace retiring Chancellor Barbara Derryberry. He will take the reins of the three-campus, 30,000-student district on July 1.
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June 19, 2003 | Andy Olsen, Times Staff Writer
Dissatisfied with its short list of candidates, Ventura County Community College trustees plan to appoint an interim chancellor for another year while continuing their search for a permanent leader for the cash-strapped district. None of the nearly 30 candidates reviewed seemed quite right to lead the 35,000-student district out of its struggles, trustee Mary Anne Rooney said Wednesday. "[The candidates] just weren't a good fit," Rooney said.
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November 28, 1994 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The sudden death of Thomas G. Lakin, chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District, was met with surprise and then grief by college officials and community leaders. "I am quite shocked," Trustee Gregory P. Cole said. "He was a marathon runner in tiptop physical shape."
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November 3, 1996
Four candidates are contesting the open trustee seat for Area No. 3, which represents Camarillo, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Ojai and Piru on the five-member governing body for the three-college district.
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May 31, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
The two finalists for chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District will be interviewed by trustees next week, officials said Friday. Charles Taylor, 52, and Judy Walters, 62, senior vice chancellors at Peralta Community College District in Oakland, will be interviewed during a closed-door meeting Friday. Taylor is in charge of administration and finance at Peralta, and Walters heads education services.
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November 8, 1995 | MARTIN MILLER
After two years as president of Golden West College, Philip Westin) is leaving to become chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District early next year. Westin, 50, will assume leadership of the Ventura college district, which has more than double the number of students Golden West has, on Jan. 2. "This is the fruition of all that I have worked for," Westin said Tuesday.
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September 23, 1993 | SCOTT HADLY
A mix of unwanted equipment from Ventura's three community colleges will be sold by the Ventura County Community College District at its first auction in three years. The items range from manual typewriters to woodworking lathes, welding equipment, and beat-up vehicles from the district's three campuses. Nothing sold at the auction will be guaranteed to work.
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July 25, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The Ventura County Community College District board of trustees approved a $186,000-a-year contract this week for acting Chancellor James Walker. Walker was appointed last week amid a spending scandal involving Chancellor Philip Westin. Trustees approved the contract Tuesday on a unanimous vote. Walker, who retired last month as president of Moorpark College, said he will remain until the board of trustees no longer needs him.
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May 31, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
The two finalists for chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District will be interviewed by trustees next week, officials said Friday. Charles Taylor, 52, and Judy Walters, 62, senior vice chancellors at Peralta Community College District in Oakland, will be interviewed during a closed-door meeting Friday. Taylor is in charge of administration and finance at Peralta, and Walters heads education services.
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May 15, 2003 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
After sidestepping faculty layoffs, Ventura County Community College District officials are now working with nonteaching staff and other employee groups to find millions of dollars in additional budget cuts. The district's board of trustees this week rescinded layoff notices sent to 400 full-time faculty members after reaching an agreement with their union that calls for one-year salary rollbacks and benefit concessions that could save more than $5.8 million.
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May 12, 2003 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County community college trustees will vote on a resolution Tuesday to rescind layoff notices sent to all 400 full-time faculty members in March. Instead, an agreement reached last month with the faculty union calls for scaling back the salaries of all 1,600 full- and part-time instructors to realize a saving of $5.8 million, helping to close an $8-million shortfall.
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April 25, 2003 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Moving to shore up an anticipated budget shortfall that has grown to nearly $14 million, trustees of the Ventura County Community College District this week accepted a package of faculty concessions that could save the district more than $5.88 million. "When you have the teachers union join in, it gives us a big boost in overcoming our deficit," board President Art Hernandez said Thursday. "We didn't really know where or how far to go until we had negotiated with the largest bargaining unit.
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April 4, 2003 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Drawing closer to a May 15 deadline to decide about layoffs, Ventura County Community College District officials are expected to take a closer look next week at how many positions would be eliminated as they seek to close an $8-million budget gap. The board of trustees, scheduled to meet Tuesday, issued notices of possible layoffs last month to all 400 full-time instructors at the district's three colleges. They will have to decide soon where the cuts will come from.
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January 16, 2003 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
Former community college Chancellor Philip Westin did not act illegally or fraudulently in his handling of district business, according to a report released this week. The report, by an independent auditor hired by the college district's board of trustees to investigate allegations against Westin, comes three months after his resignation.
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February 11, 1994 | CONSTANCE SOMMER
After three months of deadlocked negotiations, community college instructors and administrators have agreed to return to the bargaining table on March 4, district and union officials said Thursday. "I think that's very good news," said Allan Jacobs, board of trustees president of the Ventura County Community College District. "No one wants a long, dragged-out disagreement."
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September 6, 1990 | SANTIAGO O'DONNELL
The Ventura County Community College District and its teachers reached a tentative one-year contract agreement, both parties announced Wednesday. Under the settlement, both part- and full-time faculty members will receive a 4% salary increase beginning July 1 and another 4% increase in February, 1991. The district also agreed to allow both parents to take two weeks off upon birth or adoption of a child and to allow teachers to transfer sick leave days to colleagues with prolonged illnesses.
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January 11, 2003 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County Community College District trustees may soon begin a search for a new district lawyer in a bid to cut legal expenses and repair damaged relations with employees, a trustee said Friday. At least three trustees -- Mary Anne Rooney, Cheryl Heitmann and board President Art Hernandez -- have said they want to replace attorney Jack Lipton, who is considered a friend and ally of embattled former Chancellor Philip Westin.
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November 1, 2002 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
An Oxnard attorney is asking the district attorney's office to look into possible violations of the state open meetings law by community college trustees in their contract settlement with former Chancellor Philip Westin. Attorney Kevin Ready says in a letter sent this week to Ventura County Dist. Atty.
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