Street Smarts: New Farm Worker Study Gets $ 50,000 Government Grant
Nonprofit farm workers! received a $ 50,000 grant from the Southern California Association of Governments to conduct a comprehensive study of the approximately 36,000 farm workers in Ventura County. The study, the first of its kind for nearly two decades, seeks to shed light on “a specific perspective on the local housing needs for this vulnerable but essential population”, according to a statement from the association.
Board chair Leslie Leavens, retired vice president of finance and operations at Leavens Ranches, said the study would likely gain support from Ventura County and city governments.
ADVANCING SOCIAL MOBILITY
The Channel Islands CSU ranked 15th out of 1,549 four-year institutions listed in CollegeNET’s recently released 2021 Social Mobility Index, up five notches from a year ago.
The SMI Ranking, now in its eighth year, ranks the major colleges and universities in the United States based on how effectively they educate students from low-income backgrounds and get them good jobs. paid.
“Hearing that CSUCI is steadily rising in the rankings in terms of social mobility is gratifying, but we are especially pleased to hear that our students continue to be successful during a persistent pandemic,” said Acting CSUCI President Richard Yao.
In addition, the CSUCI unveiled a bench on campus to commemorate the victims of the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting in 2018. The fundraiser was led by students who were at the bar that evening and whose lives have changed. been touched by the tragedy.
NEW DIRECTOR OF THE CAL LUTHERAN IT PROGRAM
According to the School of Management at The Lutheran University of California, Senior Assistant Professor Earle Charles will become Acting Director of the Masters in Information Technology program in January.
Charles has a long career in the private sector, where he worked at Kedren Health, Bauerer International, Unicom Systems International and The Paragon Collection. He was an assistant professor and assistant principal in the School of Management for several years. He obtained a doctorate in economics from the University of Bern in the 1990s.
SALEM PROSECUTION IN THE DOMINION CASE
Salem Media Group – which recently moved its Texas headquarters from Camarillo and retains some of its offices in Ventura County – and Colorado host Randy Corporon are among the latest defendants in defamation suits filed by the former executive of Dominion Voting Systems Eric Coomer in the Denver District Search.
Coomer, now in hiding, alleges expert Joel Altmann defamed him when he said Coomer made allegations of voter fraud during a conference call or phone zoom involving “Antifa.” Coomer sued the Trump Organization, Rudi Giuliani and others for repeating the claims. Corporon hosts the “Wake Up with Randy Corporon Show” on KNUS, part of the Salem Radio Network.
NEW VP AT RIDLEY-TREE
The Ridley-Tree Cancer Center at the Sansum Clinic has appointed Matthew Baumann vice president of oncology services and a member of the management team. Baumann joins Ridley-Tree from the Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, where he was responsible for oncology operations. Baumann is a United States Marine Corps veteran who received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Florida. He hopes to earn a doctorate in business administration from Florida International University in 2022.
SONE THE TRUMPET
The San Luis Obispo Symphony continues its 60th anniversary season on February 5 at 7:30 p.m. with “Sound the Trumpet,” in the Harold Miossi Hall of the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo. The program features soloist Andrew Balio alongside the entire SLO Symphony Orchestra. Tickets on PACSLO.org.
CANNABIS REVENUES ARE NOT AS HIGH
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration reported third quarter cannabis revenue at $ 322.34 million, including the California cannabis excise tax, which generated $ 168.97 million; the culture tax, which generated $ 42.41 million; and $ 110.96 million in tax revenue. Third quarter sales decreased 6.6% compared to adjusted second quarter sales. Municipal and departmental taxes are not included.
Girls Inc. of Carpinteria has announced the return of Operation Holiday Cheer, a holiday gift program launched last year amid the pandemic to provide gifts to girls in the area. Girls Inc. and Cox Communications will be providing more than 500 Christmas gifts for girls and their families, and are asking for additional community support. Info on girlsinc-carp.org.
• COUNT ON HIM: The District of Oxnard Harbor, which owns and operates the Port of Hueneme, has received a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.