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Ventura College to receive Toyota Technician Education Network (T-TEN) Re-Certification Award

Two-day assessment slated, July 18-19 (Ventura, CA) – The Ventura College Automotive Technology program will receive the Toyota Technician Education Network (T-TEN) Recertification Award Wednesday, July 19, 2017, to mark the conclusion of a two-day curriculum and operational assessment scheduled at the Ventura College Automotive Building (WAM), located on the college campus in Ventura, CA.  The Automotive T ...

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Assemblymember Irwin names Many Mansions as the Assembly District 44 Nonprofit of the Year

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) named Many Mansions as her 2017 Nonprofit of the Year. Every year members of the California State Assembly are asked to name an outstanding nonprofit to recognize during a ceremony on the floor of the California State Assembly. “Many Mansions has been at the forefront of advocating on behalf of affordable housing issues in Ventura County since the 1 ...

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Limón, State Legislature Declare California Nonprofits Day

Sacramento – Nonprofits are a critical part of our communities and so Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 54, which declares June 28, 2017 as California Nonprofits Day.  “Nonprofit organizations generate $2.6-bilion in economic activity every year,” Assemblymember Limón said as she presented ACR 54 to the State Assembly. “They employ more than a million peo ...

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Medicaid Cuts Would Crush California Hospitals

Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) called on Republicans to halt their attacks on the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid, an effort that would devastate California hospitals. The Senate Republican health care bill ends the federal-state partnership on Medicaid, reducing the federal contribution to the program by $772 billion over 10 years. This means that by 2027, California would be required to p ...

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Missing Dallas Girl Found Dead Was Likely Killed Over Stolen Drugs

There seems to be no limit to the depths that people will go to harm and hurt other human beings, but the case of the murder of a Texas teen is particularly disturbing. Dallas police say 13-year-old Shavon Randle, found dead in a Dallas home last weekend was likely killed because one of her relatives was dating someone who stole drugs. reports:Two men, Darius Fields and Devontae Owens, may have k ...

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Judge In Philando Castile Case Writes Letter Of Support To Jury

By Nigel Roberts The judge who presided over the Philando Castile case is raising eyebrows.Ramsey County District Judge William H. Leary III wrote a letter of support to jurors who acquitted St. Anthony, Minnesota police Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the fatal shooting of Castile, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Following the acquittal, many criticized the jurors after drawing their own conclusion based o ...

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Mississippi High School’s First Black Valedictorian Forced To Share Title With White Student

A Mississippi mother is taking legal action against her daughter’s school district after her child was forced to share her high school’s valedictorian title with a White student who earned a lower GPA, reports the New York Daily News. According to the outlet, 18-year-old Jasmine Shepherd, who is the first Black student in Cleveland High School’s history to be given the valedictorian honor, was named “co-val ...

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Vets Can Make A Difference Through Volunteer Firefighting

(NewsUSA) - Patriotism is in the air during the summer months. It starts with Memorial Day and flows into July 4th. But it’s not just about fireworks, cookouts and parades. The heart of patriotism is helping others, and like our veterans, volunteer firefighters, EMS personnel and rescue workers are all about helping those in need. In fact, for veterans looking for new ways to give back, becoming a volunteer ...

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New Law Helps Put Kids From Low-Income and Middle Class Families on Path to Higher Learning

SACRAMENTO – Low- to moderate-income California families will get help saving for college thanks to legislation supported by State Treasurer John Chiang and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The Every Kid Counts Act, authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), provides $3 million in funding to create the Every Kid Counts College Savings Matching Grant Program. Eligible participants of the program will ...

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Ventura College Hosts the Amgen Foundation “Biotech Summer Experience”

Ventura College Hosts the Amgen Foundation “Biotech Summer Experience”VENTURA, Calif. – Ventura College was proud to host selected Buena High School students for the Amgen Foundation's "Biotech Summer Experience" workshop from June 26 through June 29th. The Amgen Biotech Experience was an innovative four-day science education program that provides research-grade equipment, supplies, curriculum, and professi ...

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