The first African-American woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State is going to speak in Ventura County.

Condoleezza Rice will appear at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks May 4th.

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A documentary on California’s historic drought produced by a South Coast college professor and his students will be screened this week.

The film “Turf Wars: SoCal Water Conservation” takes a deep look into the state’s severe drought and its impacts.  It was created by a film professor and his two students at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. 

Karie Portillo Guerra, who was a student when she helped create the film, says it was eye-opening to see the devastation in Central Valley towns that had pumped their groundwater dry.

A new report from a South Coast university says corporate tax reform will help boost the state and national economies later this year.

But, the latest California Lutheran University for Economic Research and Forecasting study says growth will still be well below historical levels because of government regulation.

Work officially kicked off Friday on construction of a new, nearly 50,000 square foot science center at a South Coast university.

California Lutheran University is building a new three story complex on its Thousand Oaks Campus.

A Ventura County based university is creating a new program to offer degrees in hospitality management and tourism.

California Lutheran University’s School of Management developed the program.

A musician who toured the world with musicians like Mel Torme, but settled in Ventura County where he taught music for generations has died.

Elmer Ramsey was a music professor at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks for three decades.

A Ventura County couple is stepping up to help budding entrepreneurs in the region. 

Dave and Dawn Gross donated $300,000 through their NewCo Foundation to California Lutheran University’s Center for Entrepreneurship.

A new report by economists at a South Coast university says the just approved Republican tax bill will increase economic growth.

Economists with California Lutheran University’s Center for Economic Research and Forecasting say they see more improvement in the U.S. economy than had been previously projected. They are anticipating average growth of 2.2% over the next eight quarters.

The sounds of football practice echo through a stadium in Ventura County. On one end of the field at William Rolland Stadium in Thousand Oaks, members of California Lutheran University’s football team practice a number of pass plays. On the other end, you see the back of a player, Number 49, practicing point after touchdown kicks, or PAT’s through the goal posts.  What's unusual is that it's not a he, it's a she.

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A South Coast university has received two major grants intended to help promising primary school and doctoral students reach their full potential.

California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks is getting more than $350,000 for the two programs.

A South Coast college football team which is already having an outstanding year found out that it’s going to get another win later this season without even having to take the field.

California Lutheran University’s Kingsmen football team is 4-1 midway in the season, and is scheduled to host Whittier College this weekend.

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Friday is a big day for a South Coast university, which is officially opening a brand new 20,000 square foot, $8 million dollar art complex.

California Lutheran University’s William Rolland Art Center brings together studios, classrooms, and faculty offices for the first time. Up until the start of the current school year, the facilities were scattered around the Thousand Oaks campus.

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, which many called “The Great War.” An estimated 16 million people died over a four year period.

Time has caught up with those who fought in World War I.  They are all gone. And, the same thing is happening to their children, who are now in their late 80’s and 90’s.  A Ventura County college class studying World War I is getting some of those stories from some of the surviving relatives.

A South Coast university is reporting the largest undergraduate enrollment in its history.

The new school year is just getting underway at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, with nearly 3,000 undergraduates enrolled. There are about 575 freshmen, and 250 transfer students. CLU’s enrollment also includes about 1300 graduate students.

The university is starting its new academic year with the opening of an eight million dollar, 20,000 square foot art complex called the William Rolland Art Center.

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CHP officers are looking for the driver of a car in connection with a traffic collision which fatally injured a Ventura County theater director.

Investigators say on July 6th Patrick John McVicker was driving northbound on Highway 101 near Victoria Avenue in Ventura when he lost control of his car. The Ventura man hit another northbound car, being driven by John Slade of Ojai. Slade’s car crashed. The 69 year old man was seriously injured, and he died the next morning.

McVicker’s car also crashed, but he fled, leaving his car and an injured passenger at the scene.

This is a huge week for a college sports program on the South Coast, which is bringing home a national title.

California Lutheran University’s men’s baseball team has won the first World Series in the college’s history, taking the Division III NCAA title. The Kingsmen defeated Washington & Jefferson 7-3 Tuesday in Appleton, Wisconsin to win the championship.

One in 68 children in America are on the autism spectrum.

Many of these kids will grow up and have a hard time finding a job, not because of a lack of capability, but because they don’t have the social skills to find the positions.

A Ventura County college student decided to try to help with that problem with a new project: “Coding Autism.”

It’s Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it or heard it before. To dance, or not to dance. That is the question, as a new production of “Hamlet” in Ventura County is set in a 1970’s disco.

It’s a community center that’s been a part of Ventura County for decades.

A pair of buildings off of Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley has been home to a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post for more than three decades. VFW Post 10049 has helped the community for decades, doing everything from handing out scholarships for young adults, to helping veterans in need. But now, the VFW needs some help itself.

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.

For most of us, this biggest question about mealtime is “What are we going to eat?”

But, for tens of thousands of people on the Central and South Coasts, and millions around the world, the question is often “Do we have something to eat?”

Technology has expanded the world’s ability to create more food. At the same time, it’s opened new questions about food safety, and the ethical and moral constraints involved.

A leading philosopher examining the ethical issues related to the things we eat is speaking in Ventura County Tuesday.

The NFL playoffs continue this weekend, but on Friday, the eyes of pro football fans were on Ventura County, where the Los Angeles Rams officially introduced their new head coach, the youngest NFL football head coach in history.

The Rams had a news  conference with Sean McVay Friday afternoon at the team’s training facility on the California Lutheran University campus in Thousand Oaks.

A South Coast university has announced plans to move its Northern California seminary into the heart of Berkeley.

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary will move from the hills above the city into a 12,000 square foot space across from Berkeley City Hall. Officials with California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, which is the Seminary’s parent, say the new location allows students to better interact with the public. It’s also closer to student housing.

Will Ventura and Santa Barbara County’s economy be improving soon? How are decisions in Sacramento and Washington D.C. affecting our economy?

A man who’s been answering those types of questions for the Central and South Coasts for two decades just retired.

Dr. Bill Watkins was one of the co-founders of California Lutheran University's Center for Economic Research and Forecasting.

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.

A well known South Coast philanthropist has died.

Ted Jenson lost his long running battle with cancer. The retired aerospace engineer was on the Board of Regents for California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.

The Port Hueneme resident was also involved with organizations like the Oxnard Community Concert Association, and the Ventura County Community Foundation.

Jensen was 76 years old.

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.

He’s a student at a South Coast college, and even though it’s summer, he’s working at his job in the student union. The 20 year old senior at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks is ambitious. Cody Jones is a double major, and a student senator. But, he’s also traveled across the country and around the world as one of the best paralympic javelin throwers around, and currently holds the North American record in his classification.

A South Coast university has received a million dollar plus grant to help at risk middle and high school students have a better chance of success in high school, and college.

California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks is getting a $1.2 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand its TRIO program. 500 students at five middle schools and two high schools in western Ventura County will be served during the five year long effort.

The latest research on autism shows that one in 68 children in the United States are on the autism spectrum.

Now a Ventura County-based university is establishing a new center to initially provide information, and eventually perhaps services, to those living with autism in the region.