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Our view: Ventura County students on path to attend college

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Editorials, Education, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Ventura County students on path to attend college

Ventura County has taken a big step forward when it comes to math and science education with the P-20 Council, a business-education group, forming better connections between public education and the private sector. Those connections include a new program aimed at identifying strong students in STEM fields and providing them with the support they need Read More →

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Economic summit in Santa Maria focuses on challenges

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Education, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Economic summit in Santa Maria focuses on challenges

Sacramento Bee journalist Dan Walters told a crowd of more than 300 people on Friday that liberals need to stop fretting over Donald Trump and realize that most of the problems choking California existed before 2017. “California has a lot of issues that need to be resolved,” Walters said at the UC Santa Barbara North Read More →

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UCSB chancellor backs call to divest from fossil fuel companies

By   /  Thursday, May 11th, 2017  /  Education, Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on UCSB chancellor backs call to divest from fossil fuel companies

After a four-day sit-in, UC Santa Barbara students won the endorsement of Chancellor Henry Yang on the divestiture of the University of California’s $2.8 billion in its endowment from fossil fuel companies. Margaret Klawunn, vice president of student affairs, delivered the statement May 11 on behalf of the chancellor at Cheadle Hall, where around 400 Read More →

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Discovery Museum adds Space Shuttle exhibit

By   /  Thursday, May 11th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Education, Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Discovery Museum adds Space Shuttle exhibit

The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum unveiled its newest exhibit on May 10, a Space Shuttle created in partnership with the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The interactive exhibit simulates rocket launches with audio recordings from NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery. A hands-on launch sequence and video feed from the base highlight science, Read More →

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Economists: Housing, manufacturing and robotics will shape tri-county’s future

By   /  Tuesday, May 9th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, South Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on Economists: Housing, manufacturing and robotics will shape tri-county’s future

A lack of new housing supply, the loss of manufacturing jobs and the rise of robotics are all major economic factors that will have widespread impacts on the region, state and nation over the next several years. That’s according to some of the region’s and nation’s most prominent economists, who convened May 9 for the Read More →

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Santa Barbara startup Plug targets party scene at colleges

By   /  Friday, May 5th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara startup Plug targets party scene at colleges

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8th grader wins $10,000 at Ventura County Startup Weekend

By   /  Friday, May 5th, 2017  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Technology, West Ventura County, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on 8th grader wins $10,000 at Ventura County Startup Weekend

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