Month: October 2006

In brief

Speaking personally As the immigration debate only becomes more heated, California Lutheran University’s Center for Leadership and Values will host an expert voice on the subject. The Center for Leadership and Values, housed within the school of business, was founded to encourage an open exchange of ideas and a free discussion of values, social progress, character and leadership. Dolores Huerta of United Farm Workers will appear as part of an ongoing series of speakers to address topical issues. In the public address, Huerta will draw on her over 50 years of experience working with Cesar Chavez (with whom she co-founded the National Farm Workers Association), leading classes on community organization at the University of Southern California and running her own organization to promote leadership training and economic justice. Huerta’s “Human Side of the Immigration Policy Debate” is free and open to the public. Nov. 8, 4 p.m., at Samuelson Chapel, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. Preparing for the worst Six Ventura County law enforcement agencies joined with the Behavioral Health Department and Ventura County Medical Center five years ago to form the Ventura County Law Enforcement Crisis Intervention Team program. The program, better known as CIT, aims to prepare members of the police force for scenarios involving mental illness and psychosis, and to increase the dialogue between the medical, mental health and law enforcement sectors. The 40-hour program prepares...

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