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 nearly year and a half long investigation has led to an arrest in the slaying of a Ventura County man.

Oxnard Police responding to a call of shots fired early on the morning of April 30th, 2015 found a pickup truck which had crashed into a building. They discovered the body of Angel Diaz inside. The 25 year old Oxnard man had been shot to death.

On Friday, Oxnard Police detectives arrested Aaron Holmes for the killing. The 20 year old Oxnard man was arrested without incident.

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The family of a Ventura County firefighter who died in a traffic accident while fighting a brush fire on the Central Coast is opening his memorial service to the public.

The service for Ryan Osler at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village was initially going to be private. The church can host more than 3,000 people, so representatives of the family announced today the public would be welcome at Monday’s 11 a.m. service.

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.

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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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A friend of photographer Phillip Toledano once said "He is the most self-absorbed person I've ever met — but he wears it well."

The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano is a new short film in which the photographer, with the assistance of makeup artists, fortune tellers, and psychics, disguises himself as the various fates life might one day hold for him: Ending up a homeless alcoholic, a white-collar criminal cuffed and taken away by police, or a lonely senior, feeding a small dog from his plate — and more.

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Michael Twitty wants you to know where Southern food really comes from. And he wants the enslaved African-Americans who were part of its creation to get credit. That's why Twitty goes to places like Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's grand estate in Charlottesville, Va. — to cook meals that slaves would have eaten and put their stories back into American history.

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Caroline Leavitt's latest novel, Cruel Beautiful World, is about coming-of-age in 1969; it's about wild love, rebellion and finding oneself in the time of Woodstock and the Manson murders.

The story follows 16-year-old Lucy Gold, who runs away with her English teacher, William, to the wilds of Pennsylvania. Lucy leaves behind a big sister and the aunt who raised them after their parents died. As she and William try to build a new home for themselves, William becomes more and more controlling.

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