Shivani Patel, Ventura County Star

Shivani Patel

Ventura County Star

Southern California, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Shivani:

Simi Valley grad Xavier Cornell competes on this season of 'The Voice'

Catch Santa Susana High School grad Xavier Cornell competing on season 21 of NBC's "The Voice." → Read More

Ventura County parents, community join statewide protests of student COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Hundreds of parents and community members around Ventura County joined statewide events to protest California's student coronavirus vaccine mandate. → Read More

Students, families learn about Chumash culture at Indigenous Peoples' Day gathering

Students from around Ventura County gathered at the Chumash Indian Museum in Thousand Oaks Saturday for Indigenous Peoples' Day. → Read More

Community college students, employees vent over district's handling of vaccine mandate

Public speakers were divided on the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, and the district's implementation. → Read More

Ventura County schools report highest number of COVID-19 cases to date in September

Public and private schools in Ventura County reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in September. → Read More

Sounds of Conejo brings together Ventura County high school marching bands, color guards

After a hiatus due to COVID-19, Sounds of Conejo returned to Thousand Oaks High Saturday with performances from local marching bands and color guards. → Read More

Community college district lifts vaccine mandate for fall, allows COVID-19 tests

The move follows concerns that students would have to withdraw instead of completing coursework. → Read More

Ventura College debuts manufacturing lab made possible with $250K donation

A ceremony was held Thursday morning to commemorate the new lab for advanced manufacturing students at Ventura College. → Read More

Effort to call for special election of Conejo Valley Unified Area 2 seat fails

County education officials, with help from the elections office, determined only 161 of the petition's 315 signatures were valid. → Read More

Authorities ID motorcyclist, mountain biker killed in separate incidents, plus other news

Here's a roundup of recent incidents and announcements from Ventura County agencies. → Read More

With wellness centers, here's how Ventura County schools are addressing students' mental health

Some local school districts have created welcoming spaces with wellness specialists as on-campus instruction returns amid new types of stress. → Read More

Ventura County educators, community members react to student COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Once a state mandate goes into effect for students, teachers and staff will also be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19. → Read More

Want to have a say in picking new CSUCI president? Public invited to weigh in on search

Stakeholders can register to speak at the forum, or fill out a survey to share their thoughts on the next CSUCI president. → Read More

Great Scott! Moorpark High celebrates homecoming 2021 with 'Back to the Future'

The theme was "Back to the Future" for Moorpark High's first big dance of the school year Saturday night: homecoming. → Read More

Oak Park High on academic winning streak, recognized for 2021 National Blue Ribbon program

Also, 17 students from Oak Park High, and more from schools around Ventura County, were named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists. → Read More

Ventura County schools see uptick in vandalism after TikTok trend

A handful of Ventura County school districts reported damages on campuses related to a viral trend that encourages students to vandalize school property. → Read More

Oxnard Union to hold public hearings for district-based elections

District voters will elect trustees based on the area they reside in in the Nov. 2022 election. → Read More

Petition filed to hold special election for Conejo Valley school board seat

Currently, the Ventura County Office of Education has tapped county elections to verify petition signatures. → Read More

Live updates: Ventura County voters at polls for California Gov. Gavin Newsom recall election

California voters will decide today whether Gov. Gavin Newsom remains in office, and who will replace him if he fails to secure a majority of votes. → Read More

Ventura County schools report all-time high COVID-19 cases as students return to classroom

A Ventura assistant superintendent explained this year's biggest challenge is keeping kids in school and connected to their teachers. → Read More