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The latest economic forecast by a South Coast university predicts we’ll see continued slow growth for the country as a whole, and only just slightly better than that expansion at the state level.

The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting says growing conflict between state, and federal officials mean that even if federal policies improve the national picture, California is less likely to benefit.

A Ventura County based university is getting a new Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Jessica Monfori will take over the post at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks July 1st. Monfori is currently chair of the Department of Political Science at Pace University in New York City. She’s a scholar focused on the political behavior of women, immigrants, and racial and ethnic minorities.

Monfori will fill the vacancy created by current CLU Arts and Sciences Dean Joan Griffin stepping down to focus on teaching full time.

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A multimedia exhibit on the horrific realities of human trafficking comes to the South Coast for three days. 

“The Apathy Effect Exhibit: Igniting Empathy to End Exploitation” in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks was open to the public on Friday and Saturday, and it continues on Monday.

Numerous motion pictures have been filmed in the Conejo Valley, and you can see a few of them this weekend. It’s the fifth annual Conejo Valley Classic Film Festival at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.

The Conejo Valley was rich in film history.

"The area was ideal because it was within an easy drive of Hollywood and all that area. Nobody was here, so you didn't have any regulations. You could just plop down and film wherever you wanted," Cal Lutheran political science professor Herb Gooch said.

A new economic forecast for Ventura County and the state is predicting continued slow growth.

The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting released its 2017 forecast for the county, and the state.

It predicts 1.7 percent growth for the county. The report says at the current rate, the number of jobs in the county will return to the same level it was at when the recession started a decade ago.

Continued slow economic growth is on the way for the state and the nation according to a new economic forecast being released today by a South Coast university.

California Lutheran University’s Center for Economic Research and Forecasting is putting out its third quarter predictions for California, and the U.S. For the state, more growth is predicted, but it’s expected to remain on the slow side. Center Executive Director Bill Watkins says while the state picture is better than the nation’s, it’s still not good because the country’s overall economic outlook is weak.

A young man from Ventura County facing an incurable disease had a simple dream: To do what his friends are doing, and go to college.

(Photo by Stephen Schafer, Schaf Photo)

It sounds like the deal of a lifetime. How would you like a two story, 2200 square foot house on the South Coast for free?

There are some catches. First, you have to come get the house. And second, it’s what real estate agents would call a fixer upper.

A Ventura conservancy group is working with the owners of the historic 140 year old house to find someone willing to move, and restore it.

Lucy Ferrier from Santa Paula reads one of her favorite Shakespearean sonnets. 

“Shakespeare really speaks to the human condition and the human heart," she said. "Things we’re feeling and fearing and dealing with today.”

The Los Angeles Rams are going to base their training operations in Ventura County while their stadium is being built in Los Angeles.

California Lutheran University and the Rams announced this morning that they’ve reached an agreement for the pro football team to add practice fields and temporary buildings to the university’s north campus to use as a base camp. It will be home for about 130 players, trainers, coaches, and other support staff. Starting in September, regular and off season practices will be held at the facility.

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