March 7, 2013
Sarah Trujillo grew up hearing her dad’s stories of the Marine Corps and dreamed of a military career of her own.
But some posts were off limits to women, a barrier she thought was unfair.
Her father told her things could change...
January 22, 2012
Debbie Blum stood near a wall of mirrors in the dance studio at Rio Mesa High School last week, watching her students rehearse for a show.The studio, where she has taught classes such as beginning movement, hip-hop and ballet, has...
December 8, 2011
High school history books are written chronologically and are about seven years old, with the start of the war getting a mention. But it’s a topic that isn’t a state standard and generally comes up at the end of the...
November 24, 2011
Gov. Jerry Brown has named a former Hueneme High School student to a state committee charged with increasing access to college.
Johnny Garcia Vasquez, 22, was appointed as a student representative to the 15-member California Student Aid Commission, the governor’s office...
April 26, 2011
Sne Kanji tells her little brothers to work hard and not give up.
She studied hard, volunteered and took part in extracurricular activities, from dance to concert band. And now, she has her pick of top universities and a $5,000 scholarship...
February 1, 2011
Signs linked the room to the past.
A handmade “Whites Only” poster hung on a wall behind the lunch counter Tuesday inside the historic Woolworth building in Oxnard.
The high school students took their seats across from it — 51 years after...