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“The lone incumbent in the race, Mike Dunn, spent some of his time during the forum chewing gum and reading a newspaper. Loesing said last year was a tumultuous time for the school district and Dunn’s disparaging remarks about the…

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Thousand Oaks has straightforward regulations when it comes to the placement of signs promoting political candidates: Don’t place them on public property and don’t place them on private land without the express consent of the property owner. Simple, right? So…

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At first I read with some amusement all the letters concerning the need to censor (or restrict) the reading materials available to our students. Unfortunately, amusement is no longer how I feel when I read these letters. The problem with…

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The world is a scary place. People do terrible things to each other. Even the great books of the world religions illustrate horrible acts of humankind. The same great books call us to aspire to be more kind, more compassionate…

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….Fitzgerald, an attorney and parent of two including a special needs student, said the accusations were an effort to detract from her qualifications as a candidate. She said it was also an attack on her support for local teachers as…

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“City workers removed 73 signs from city property between Oct. 1 and Oct. 11, according to information provided by the city clerk’s office.  Signs endorsing Conejo Valley school board candidate Amy Chen were the most common items to be picked…

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“Conejo Valley school board hopeful Amy Chen’s supporters say she will fight for parents to have more of a say in their child’s education and push back against Sacramento’s liberal agenda. Detractors say she will continue the current board majority’s…

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Every parent who has truly engaged in their child’s schooling knows that the personal relationships built among students, parents and teachers is key to our kids’ educational success—and those relationships are among the most important to our community’s success as…

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Chen maintains that her background will make her an effective board member. But will it? And what, precisely, is that background? This June, just two months before the deadline for confirming her candidacy, the state received paperwork creating a new…

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“For the first time in 23 years of teaching English at Westlake High School, I dreaded returning to school. Morale is low, particularly among English teachers. Some held off on including Board Policy 6161.1 language in our course guidelines until…

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A recent letter writer referred to a school board candidate as “Uber driver Bill Gorback.” Whether attempting to distract voters from Bill’s experience as a career educator or insinuating that being an Uber driver is somehow shameful, neither is acceptable….

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“Four weeks into my maternity leave this past January, current Conejo Valley school board trustee Mike Dunn emailed my employers and threatened retaliation if they did not silence me from speaking at school board meetings. Ventura County Community College District…

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