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November 21, 1998 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Searching for guidance as they craft a curriculum, Cal State officials gathered educators from across Ventura County on Friday to explore potential academic programs and discuss ways the university can help local schools do better. Hosting the first meeting of the Cal State Channel Islands Academic Consortium, university officials told more than two dozen superintendents and community college administrators about programs that will soon begin at the Camarillo campus.
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October 24, 2002 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
A deal worth at least $215,000 struck with former community college district Chancellor Philip Westin gives the deposed leader too much money and prestige for all the damage he has caused, critics charged Wednesday. Although many expressed relief that Westin's six-year tenure at the district is over, they complained trustees were too generous in agreeing to pay his $203,000 annual salary until July and $12,000 a year in health benefits indefinitely. From July 1 to Oct.
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December 5, 1990 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first of a scheduled series of open discussions, only about a dozen parents, teachers and administrators showed up at Ventura High School Tuesday to question Supt. Cesare Caldarelli about issues in the Ventura Unified School District. The audience was primarily teachers, some of whom were also parents with children in district schools.
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October 23, 2002 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
The Ventura County Community College District will buy out Chancellor Philip Westin's contract -- rather than fire him -- because an internal investigation of his questionable spending practices found no wrongdoing, college board President Norman Nagel announced late Tuesday. The settlement, which pays Westin his full $203,000 annual salary until next July and a reduced amount for four months after that, would end Westin's six-year tenure and gives him the right to seek employment elsewhere.
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August 5, 1992 | JANE HULSE
Cesare Caldarelli, controversial superintendent of the Ventura Unified School District, has been offered the top administrative job at a small school district in suburban Chicago, school officials there said Tuesday. Caldarelli, who has led the 15,000-student Ventura district the past four years, topped four other finalists for the superintendency of the 2,005-student Bensenville Elementary School District, according to Russ Rodriguez, that district's board president.
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July 10, 1991 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN
The Ventura Unified School District board on Tuesday rejected broadcasting of Channel One, a news program for schoolchildren that includes commercials, into district classrooms this fall. In its second consideration of the program in less than two months, the board voted 3 to 2 against the proposal to allow Channel One to be viewed daily in classrooms at Buena and Ventura high schools. Board members Barbara Myers, May Lee Berry and Vincent Ruiz voted against Channel One.
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September 19, 1995 | CATHERINE SAILLANT
The Ventura Education Partnership will kick off its annual fund-raising drive today at a meeting expected to draw many of the city's top politicians and business leaders, officials said Monday. Mayor Tom Buford said he will address the need for community members to become active participants in education. Ventura residents need to feel welcomed when they visit schools, and business owners need to be told how they can help out, Buford said.
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November 28, 1994 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
What appears to be California's first death from the so-called flesh-eating bacteria was recorded Sunday here, where the popular chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District died a few days after complaining of a severe sore throat. Thomas G. Lakin, 50, died Sunday afternoon at Los Robles Regional Medical Center. Ventura County Senior Deputy Coroner Mitch Breese confirmed that the cause of death was necrotizing fasciitis, which has been dubbed flesh-eating bacteria.
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March 31, 1990 | KEN McALPINE
More than 50 employees of the Ventura Unified School District, most working in elementary schools, completed a week of training Friday designed to help them deal with classroom problems generated by drugs and alcohol. The program is aimed at battling substance abuse by combining efforts in prevention, intervention and support and by involving students, parents and community groups.
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March 28, 1992 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
The game was "Confessions of a Throwaway Object." Playing were five grade-school teachers who were picking up tips on how to teach environmental values to children for Ventura County's 1992 Earth Day festivities. "I am a diaper," said Paulie Geiselhart, a second-grade teacher at Ventura's Sheridan Way Elementary School, as she held up a disposable diaper.
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November 21, 1998 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Searching for guidance as they craft a curriculum, Cal State officials gathered educators from across Ventura County on Friday to explore potential academic programs and discuss ways the university can help local schools do better. Hosting the first meeting of the Cal State Channel Islands Academic Consortium, university officials told more than two dozen superintendents and community college administrators about programs that will soon begin at the Camarillo campus.
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October 9, 1998 | JENNIFER HAMM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County's top school official and conservative members of the county Board of Education are once again at odds--this time over a program to help teen mothers. Citing moral and financial concerns, two school board members have put the brakes on a grant application that would expand a county program to educate teen mothers and help them raise healthy babies. "It would be like we were rewarding these girls for having these babies out of wedlock," board member Ron Matthews said.
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November 14, 1997
Longtime Ventura educator G. L. Ogden died Nov. 7 in a local hospital. He was 103. "Lee," as he was known, worked at Ventura Junior High School, now Cabrillo Middle School, for 12 years beginning in the 1930s. He became principal in the early 1940s. Nancy Gallardo, a human resources clerk with the Ventura Unified School District, was a student at the junior high and worked in the office during Ogden's term as principal. She recalled the former principal being a caring man.
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November 14, 1996 | REGINA HONG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Encouraged by the recent passage of an Oxnard school bond measure, Ventura Unified School District administrators said Wednesday they are exploring the prospect of placing their own construction bond measure on the ballot, possibly as early as next summer.
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August 27, 1996 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Ventura campus of Cal State Northridge opened its fall semester Monday with a 16% increase in enrollment over a year ago--a jump officials attribute to new programs and the promise of a full-fledged university on the horizon. The 22nd year of satellite classes in Ventura County has again set records for attendance, said Joyce Kennedy, the longtime director of the offshoot university. "More and more people are finding out about us," Kennedy said.
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July 24, 1996 | ERIC WAHLGREN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Seeking to ease overcrowding in the city's schools, educators Tuesday announced plans to form a special panel to develop long-term solutions to the problem. Ventura Unified School District trustees voted in February to send about 185 students at overcrowded Buena High to less-packed Ventura High, a move that sparked fierce protests from parents and students.
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November 14, 1997
Longtime Ventura educator G. L. Ogden died Nov. 7 in a local hospital. He was 103. "Lee," as he was known, worked at Ventura Junior High School, now Cabrillo Middle School, for 12 years beginning in the 1930s. He became principal in the early 1940s. Nancy Gallardo, a human resources clerk with the Ventura Unified School District, was a student at the junior high and worked in the office during Ogden's term as principal. She recalled the former principal being a caring man.
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August 29, 1990 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN
The board of the Ventura Unified School District voted unanimously Tuesday to expand the district's open-education program at the Blanche Reynolds Elementary School to include sixth-grade students. The board also voted to form an advisory committee of parents and staff members to examine whether to eventually expand the program to include seventh- and eighth-grade students and to offer the program at a second school for 1991-92.
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September 19, 1995 | CATHERINE SAILLANT
The Ventura Education Partnership will kick off its annual fund-raising drive today at a meeting expected to draw many of the city's top politicians and business leaders, officials said Monday. Mayor Tom Buford said he will address the need for community members to become active participants in education. Ventura residents need to feel welcomed when they visit schools, and business owners need to be told how they can help out, Buford said.
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September 16, 1995 | LISA M. BOWMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Educators in Thailand have almost everything they need to start the country's first community college. * They have the land, 1,000 acres near the Mekong River donated by nearby villagers. They have the money, in the form of grants from the Thai and U.S. governments. They even have the blessing of the area's most famous monk. Now all they need is a curriculum for the school, which they plan to formulate after visiting Ventura County's community colleges this week.
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