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Ventura College Student Angela Duran Obtains Statewide STEM Scholarship

Ventura College Student Angela Duran Obtains Statewide STEM Scholarship

(VENTURA, Calif.) October 20, 2021—Ventura College computer science major Angela Duran is one of 11 students statewide to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Chief Information Systems Officers Association (CISOA), a nonprofit organization supporting technology leadership in the California Community College System. Duran was one of the more than 150 applicants from 31 community college districts who […]

Oxnard, CA | City Manager Alexander Nguyen Appoints Michael Wolfe As Public Works Director

Oxnard, CA | City Manager Alexander Nguyen Appoints Michael Wolfe As Public Works Director

OXNARD, Calif. – The City of Oxnard announces the appointment of Michael Wolfe as the new Director of Public Works. Wolfe, a prior Oxnard resident and graduate of E.O. Green and Hueneme High School, joins the City with more than 20 years of experience serving communities at the federal, county, and city level. He most […]

Ventura County Public Works Agency Appoints New Director Of Roads & Transportation

Ventura County Public Works Agency Appoints New Director Of Roads & Transportation

(VENTURA COUNTY) – Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) has named retired U.S. Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps’ Chris Kurgan, to the position of Director of Roads & Transportation. In his new role Chris will oversee the building, operating, and maintaining of the public’s billion-dollar investment in the county road system. He will also be responsible for the public transit needs for […]

Boys & Girls Club Passes $5 Million Campaign Goal, Community Invited To Special Reception

Boys & Girls Club Passes $5 Million Campaign Goal, Community Invited To Special Reception

Oxnard, Calif.— Major improvements will soon be taking place at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme now that they have reached their $5 Million Comprehensive Campaign goal. The Believe in Our Next Generation Comprehensive Campaign began two years ago, when BGCOP set out to raise $5 Million to invest in their clubs […]

Wings Over Camarillo 2021 Announces The Return Of The STEM Pavilion

Wings Over Camarillo 2021 Announces  The Return Of The STEM Pavilion

Wings Over Camarillo announces the return of the STEM Pavilion, which will take place August 21st and 22nd at the Camarillo Airport as part of the Wings Over Camarillo Airshow – one of the most exciting family-oriented events in all of Southern California! The STEM and air show will be held on: Saturday, August 21st, […]

Join the Port of Hueneme and Community Partners at our Job Fair: Saturday, March 7, 10am-4pm

Join the Port of Hueneme and Community Partners at our Job Fair: Saturday, March 7, 10am-4pm

Location: Port of Hueneme Administrative Offices 333 Ponoma Street, Port Hueneme, CA Download Flyer Over 100 jobs from the Port and Community Partners are being filled Resume building skills & interview practice training available Kid’s Korner Activity Area will be provided Questions? Contact [email protected] or (805) 271-2509 Open positions from the Port of Hueneme: Community Outreach Coordinator – Position […]

Local Engineers Provide Career Advice at Cal State Northridge

Local Engineers Provide Career Advice at Cal State Northridge

Two local engineers from Ventura County have made a presentation at California State University, Northridge for career guidance to students. It was arranged by the student chapter of The American Society of Civil Engineers at the University. Engineering students of various disciplines, and others from management classes were present to hear the presentations provided by […]

Building A Home For Science Education’s Growing Demand

Building A Home For Science Education’s Growing Demand

California Lutheran University has raised $20.8 million toward the $30 million it needs to build a new state-of-the-art science building and is now launching the public phase of the campaign to bring in the final dollars.   The new building is needed to accommodate the growing number of science majors and the university’s increased emphasis […]

Science, engineering and leadership: Creating balance in a chaotic political and economic environment

Science, engineering and leadership: Creating balance in a chaotic political and economic environment

. By James E. Smith and Alex Hatch Many successful domestic and global companies and enterprises were started and driven by the visionary, problem-solving and leadership capabilities of technically trained founders and/or principals. Historically, those skills and entrepreneurial instincts came from advanced training and education, apprenticeship programs or even self-study. A large percentage of those […]

Libertarians, Government Unions, and Infrastructure Development

Libertarians, Government Unions, and Infrastructure Development

“Alright, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?” –  John Cleese, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, 1979 Any discussion of California’s neglected infrastructure has to recognize the three factors most responsible, libertarians, environmentalists, and […]