Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Local ed leaders argued that law gave Oak Park too much leeway.

Despite opposition from school districts across the state, Sacramento legislators have opted to preserve the District of Choice program for another five years.

As transcribed in the Thousand Oaks Acorn.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Institution Ale Co. has become a popular Camarillo neighborhood hangout thanks to its home-brewed beers and friendly atmosphere, and community leaders have taken notice.

As transcribed in the Ventura County Star.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Reformers have scored legislative progress in their efforts to enroll many more California community college students in credit-bearing courses instead of remedial classes, with placements based on high school grades rather than just placement exams.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Seeking to further bolster California against cyberattacks, lawmakers on Tuesday approved legislation that would require state agencies and departments to inventory their critical infrastructure controls.

The inventory would be an added requirement of the Technology Recovery Plans that lawmakers last year asked state entities to complete by July 2018 and submit to the California Department of Technology.

“This inventory would allow the chief information security officer a strategic overview of the critical infrastructure within the state’s network,” Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, told the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee, which approved her bill by a 10-0 vote.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Assemblymember Irwin spoke with students from CSUCI's Dolphin Radio about her favorite college classes; how to get young people more active in politics; and her experience as a woman in STEM.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Thousand Oaks' Arbor/Earth Day celebration on Saturday marked many milestones since its genesis in 1997, when the population was 112,000 compared to 130,000 today. In the past two decades, the city’s open space has grown from 13,000 acres to 15,000 acres, and 70 miles of trails have doubled to 150 miles.

Claudia Bill-de la Peña, the mayor of Thousand Oaks, talked about these accomplishments during opening ceremonies of this year's celebration at Thousand Oaks Community Park.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Plaid shirts and jeans mixed with suits and ties as farmers, students and educators mingled in an exhibit hall at the Ventura County Office of Education conference center in Camarillo.

At the end of a row of display tables featuring companies showing off their products, a group of Oxnard Union High School District students huddled around a fixed-wing drone belonging to David Alamillo, the chief pilot and flight operations manager at Dronifi, a Westlake Village-based drone technology company.