South Coast Educators Getting Educated About New State Science Standards

Class is in session for science teacher Roger Newell. The 8th grade teacher at Oak Park’s Medea Creek Middle School has been an educator for more than three decades, but today he’s one of the students, so to speak, learning about a new approach to teaching science being implemented in California. Hundreds of educators are at a Ventura County Office of Education conference in Camarillo looking at California’s new science standards, and how to implement them in classrooms.

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A globally known shoemaker based on the South Coast may put itself up for sale.

Deckers Brands says it is looking at strategic alternatives for its future, which include a sale or other type of transaction to improve stockholder value. The company has been in the middle of a $150 million dollar campaign to improve profitability by cutting costs and realigning brands.

The company has retained financial and legal advisors to assist with proposals. In a press release, the company says it’s not definite the company will be involved in a deal, and notes there is no timeline.

An environmental group says it’s reached a settlement with an oil company over concern that stormwater runoff from a South Coast oil field was running into nearby watershed.

The Environmental Defense Center filed a lawsuit saying that runoff from the 5700 acre South Mountain oil field near Santa Paula was violating state law. The deal calls for the California Resources Corporation to put pollution controls in place on drilling pads, roads, and other pollution sources.

The company also agreed to develop a monitoring program, to insure clean water standards are being met.

The search for a missing Southern California boy has moved to Santa Barbara County.

Five year old Aramazd Andressian Junior of South Pasadena was last seen on April 15th, when his father picked him up at the Baldwin Park Police Department in a custody exchange.

Aramazd Andressian failed to return the child, leading to the start of a big search over the weekend. Officials say the man has been uncooperative with authorities. Investigators discovered that the father was at Lake Cachuma last Friday.

A financially troubled South Coast based classical music organization has decided to temporarily suspend plans for a new season, as leaders try to sort out its future.

The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra is exploring options ranging from going ahead with the 2017-18 season as planned, paring down the number of performances, or shuttering the organization permanently.

Class is in session for science teacher Roger Newell.

The 8th grade teacher at Oak Park’s Medea Creek Middle School has been an educator for more than three decades, but today he’s one of the students, so to speak, learning about a new approach to teaching science being implemented in California.

Hundreds of educators are at a Ventura County Office of Education conference in Camarillo looking at California’s new science standards, and how to implement them in classrooms.

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A globally known shoemaker based on the South Coast may put itself up for sale.

Deckers Brands says it is looking at strategic alternatives for its future, which include a sale or other type of transaction to improve stockholder value. The company has been in the middle of a $150 million dollar campaign to improve profitability by cutting costs and realigning brands.

The company has retained financial and legal advisors to assist with proposals. In a press release, the company says it’s not definite the company will be involved in a deal, and notes there is no timeline.

Terrill Thomas, 38, an inmate at the Milwaukee County Jail, was found dead in his cell on April 24, 2016.

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Cellphones and other electronic devices are not permitted inside the courtroom where Supreme Court justices hear cases.

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An environmental group says it’s reached a settlement with an oil company over concern that stormwater runoff from a South Coast oil field was running into nearby watershed.

The Environmental Defense Center filed a lawsuit saying that runoff from the 5700 acre South Mountain oil field near Santa Paula was violating state law. The deal calls for the California Resources Corporation to put pollution controls in place on drilling pads, roads, and other pollution sources.

The company also agreed to develop a monitoring program, to insure clean water standards are being met.

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