New Interactive Program Gives Students In Ventura County Taste Of White House Decision Making

We’re inside of one of the world’s most famous conference rooms complexes. It’s the White House Situation Room’s Command Center, a room used by seven American Presidents from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush. But, the room is no longer is in Washington, D.C. It was taken apart, and rebuilt at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. Now, it’s the centerpiece of “The Situation Room Experience.” It’s a new, interactive program which gives high school, and college students to see what it’s like for government leaders and the media to deal with a domestic and foreign policy crisis.
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A man sought for an August murder in Ventura County has been found and arrested in New Mexico.

On August 13th, the body of Martin Fierros was found was found on the ground outside of an apartment complex on the 6300 block of Whippoorwill Street in Ventura. The 25 year old Ventura man had been fatally stabbed. Ventura Police detectives determined that Marco Vences of Ventura was a suspect in the killing. An arrest warrant was issued for the 24 year old man.

We’re inside of one of the world’s most famous conference rooms complexes.

It’s the White House Situation Room’s Command Center, a room used by seven American Presidents from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush. But, the room is no longer is in Washington, D.C. It was taken apart, and rebuilt at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

Now, it’s the centerpiece of “The Situation Room Experience.” It’s a new, interactive program which gives high school, and college students to see what it’s like for government leaders and the media to deal with a domestic and foreign policy crisis.

Some South Coast colleges announced they have received major federal grants to help students studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Santa Barbara City College is getting $5.3 million dollars in STEM funding. The college will update curriculum to make it more relevant, make more help available for low income students, and further develop programs to help City College graduates continue their educations at four year institutions.

The governor has signed into law a bill co-authored by a state senator from Santa Barbara intended to help clarify who can perform autopsies, and who can be present when they are performed.

SB 1189 requires that forensic autopsies be performed by licensed physicians, or surgeons. It also prohibits law enforcement officers involved with the death of a person from being present during the autopsy.

Would you like a free beer, or glass of wine with your next haircut, or hair styling?

It will be legal starting January 1st, thanks to a bill signed into law by the Governor.  It was authored by a state assemblyman who serves part of Ventura County.   AB 1322 allows beauty salons, and barber shops to serve clients a beer, or glass of wine without requiring a liquor license or permit.

The businesses can’t charge for the drink, they can only serve one per person, and of course the customer has to be 21 or older.

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South Coast Community Leader, National Political Insider Talks About Battle With Rare Cancer

A man who’s a well known community leader in Ventura County, and a nationally known political insider because of his role with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Foundation is fighting the battle of his life. John Heubusch has a rare form of cancer, and is talking about it to raise awareness, and money to fight the disease.
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This is a big weekend for matzo ball soup.

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, starts Sunday night, and chef Pati Jinich wants all the matzo ball makers out there to understand: The soup doesn't care whether you prefer floaters or sinkers.

"It turns out that matzo balls are insanely capricious," Jinich says. "One Friday, they're like, you can have me fluffy. And the other week is like, this is what you'll get."

"I am thirsty," the river complains, "from quenching your thirst. I am tired from the turns along the way."

That's what the 475-mile Cauvery River in India says in a song called "Pyaasi' (the Hindi feminine adjective for 'thirsty'). A young musician wrote the song during a drought in 2009, when the two states through which the river flows were arguing over rights to its water.

Samsung is facing another big problem with one of its products — reports of exploding top-loading washing machines.

The timing likely couldn't be less serendipitous. Earlier this month, Samsung recalled its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after dozens of users reported that the batteries exploded or caught fire.

A man sought for an August murder in Ventura County has been found and arrested in New Mexico.

On August 13th, the body of Martin Fierros was found was found on the ground outside of an apartment complex on the 6300 block of Whippoorwill Street in Ventura. The 25 year old Ventura man had been fatally stabbed. Ventura Police detectives determined that Marco Vences of Ventura was a suspect in the killing. An arrest warrant was issued for the 24 year old man.

This week, the Code Switch team tackled this question: What do you do when a friend, loved one or stranger makes a comment that falls somewhere on the racism spectrum? On the blog and on the podcast, we and friends of Code Switch shared stories about those uncomfortable moments and how we reacted.

In the TV comedy version of Portland, Ore., the bookstore is called Women and Women First. In real life, it's In Other Words — and the shop is using frank terms to say the Portlandia show is no longer welcome to film there. The feminist store and community center faults the show's depiction of men dressing as women, its treatment of store staff, and its role in gentrification and race relations.

Men who may have been exposed to the Zika virus should wait at least six months before trying to conceive a child with a partner, regardless of whether they ever had any symptoms, federal health officials are recommending.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had previously recommended that only men with Zika symptoms had to wait that long. Those who may have been exposed to Zika but never developed any symptoms were told to hold off on trying to conceive for just eight weeks.

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The last album of original songs from the Charleston, S.C., band Shovels & Rope was 2014's Swimmin' Time. The duo put out an album of covers in 2015, but for the forthcoming album Little Seeds, it was time for Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent to put in some writin' time.

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