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One year after, students come together

One year after, students come together
December 18, 2018

From Dec. 3 to Dec. 7, Ventura High School hosted Ventura Strong Week on the Senior Lawn in memory of the one year anniversary of the Thomas Fire that started on Dec. 4, 2017. Senior Sydney Votruba,...

One year later: students, community reflect on Thomas Fire

Senior Shira Zaid lost her home in the Thomas Fire. Zaid said,
December 7, 2018

“It’s dizzying seeing how far [my family has] come,” said senior Omar Al-Bawab. “I’m a very different person now then [on] the day of the fire.” One year after the Thomas Fire, Ventura continues...

Community commemorates first anniversary of Thomas Fire

Community members stand with their electric candles. “We lost more than property,” said Endaya. “We lost a couple of lives, that are too, too many.” Photo by: Micah Wilcox
December 3, 2018

“[On] behalf of all of my colleagues on the city council, thank you for being here tonight, and being part of this special remembrance,” said Deputy Mayor Matt LaVere as he addressed the crowd in front...

VHS culinary classes cook for the community

VHS culinary classes cook for the community
February 24, 2018

In between the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides, Ventura High School culinary teacher, chef Kayla Hernandez, was working with chefs from all over the world including the founder of the World Central...

VHS is back, here’s the recap!

VHS is back, here’s the recap!
January 22, 2018

Between the start of the Thomas Fire, December 4, through December 12, VUSD had already met several times with the principals from all the schools, discussing safety issues, lesson plans, and resources...

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