The Foothill Dragon Press

School Board: Steve Offerman

School Board: Steve Offerman

Emily van Deinse

October 31, 2016

INTERVIEWER: What is your background as a Venturan? STEVE OFFERMAN: I’ve been a parent in the district for over 15 years. In fact, my daughter Julia was a Foothill Dragon Press member for about 15 minutes last year, or earlier this year actually. My daughter Madeline graduated from Foothill in 2015...

School Board: Lou Cunningham

School Board: Lou Cunningham

Claire Dinkler

October 31, 2016

INTERVIEWER: What's your background as a Venturan? LOU CUNNINGHAM: I've lived here about 25 to 30 years, I moved here from Wisconsin, I've worked in Ventura Unified School District for nine years, I worked at Oxnard High School District for about 12 years, and I'm retired. At the end of your term...

School Board: Ed Summers

School Board: Ed Summers

Anna Lapteva

October 31, 2016

INTERVIEWER: What is your background as a Venturan? SUMMERS: I’ve lived in Ventura for 26 years, and I’ve been very involved. I’m one of those people who really started back, even in my school days, as treasurer of student body. I enjoyed being involved, so when I moved to Ventura, I was working...

School Board: Jackie Moran

School Board: Jackie Moran

Lauren Shields

October 31, 2016

INTERVIEWER: What is your background as a Venturan? JACKIE MORAN: I moved here in 1992 with my husband and we were getting engaged and thinking about starting a family and I wanted to open a pet store. So we moved here in 1992 and I did open my pet store. He was from Carpinteria and I was from Venice B...

School Board: Don Wood

School Board: Don Wood

Chloe Hilles

October 31, 2016

INTERVIEWER: What is your background as a Venturan? DON WOOD: Well, my wife and I have lived in Ventura for 25 years and we’ve been married 30 years. Our daughter grew up in Ventura and went through the Ventura Unified School District, so she went to Loma Vista, Cabrillo, and Foothill Tech and now...

School Board: Sabrena Rodriguez

School Board: Sabrena Rodriguez

Jocelyn Brossia

October 31, 2016

  INTERVIEWER: What is your background as a Venturan? SABRENA RODRIGUEZ: My husband and I, with our kids, moved here 12 years ago. We were living in New York at the time, and my husband grew up in Oxnard. He wanted to be, you know, we wanted to move closer to his family so we decided to reloc...

City Council: Matt LaVere

City Council: Matt LaVere

Rachel Chang

October 22, 2016

INTERVIEWER: What's your background as a Venturan? MATT LAVERE: I was born and raised here. My family actually moved here 70 years ago. My grandfather and grandmother came here in 1951 with the Edison Company, so my mom was raised here and graduated from Ventura High. My brother and sister and I wer...

City Council: Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios

City Council: Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios

Jocelyn Brossia

October 22, 2016

SANCHEZ-PALACIOS: I’m Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios and I’m running for Ventura City Council. I decided to run because for such a long time I’ve been working sort-of behind the scenes helping other candidates get elected into office or working for other elected officials, and I feel that I have the...

City Council: Brian Lee Rencher

City Council: Brian Lee Rencher

Ryan Moore

October 22, 2016

INTERVIEWER: What is your background as a Venturan? BRIAN LEE RENCHER: What do you mean? Were you born here? RENCHER: I was born in El Paso Texas. I’m Cheque Apache. My father was born in El Paso, my grandmother was born in El Paso. Prior to that, we were living out with the Navajo Indians in New Mexic...

City Council: Michael Graves

City Council: Michael Graves

Bella Bobrow

October 22, 2016

INTERVIEWER: So tell me about your background as a Venturan, a Ventura city citizen. MICHAEL GRAVES: I've traveled around a lot. I went to school in Camarillo, Camarillo High - go scorpions! - then after high school I wasn't sure what I wanted to do so I took a year off, which ended up being a co...

City Council: Christy Weir

City Council: Christy Weir

Jennifer Chang

October 22, 2016

INTERVIEWER: What's your background as a Venturan? CHISTY WEIR: I have lived in Ventura for 31 years.  I was born in Santa Barbara and raised there, and I raised my family here. My kids went to Buena and - sorry, Foothill didn’t exist then- we’ve had a really good time in Ventura. My son live...

City Council: Randall Richman

City Council: Randall Richman

Gabby Sones

October 22, 2016

INTERVIEWER: What's your background as a Venturan? RANDALL RICHMAN: As a Venturan? Let me tell you that my brother Mark moved up here in the mid eighties and he worked with this lovely lady named Kathy, and at that time I think I was single, and he said “dude,” - I think people called each o...

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