CAPS Media records and airs Ventura Community Council Meetings

Community Council meetings are a great way to interact with City services.

by CAPS Media

CAPS Media has added coverage of the College Area Community Council meetings to the schedule on ongoing recordings. The College Area joins the East Ventura Community Council, MidTown Community Council and Westside Community Council, allowing community members throughout the city who are unable to attend the meetings, the opportunity to view the monthly meetings on CAPS channel 6 and streaming online at The individual meetings are broadcast the Thursday following the meeting at 8pm on channel 6. Some community council groups post the meetings on social media as well.

Local Community Council meetings are a great way for Ventura citizens to interact with and receive first-hand reports on City services and plans from City Councilmembers, Ventura Police Department officers, other officials and leaders in the community. In addition to getting the overall city perspective on important issues and events, the community meetings focus on neighborhood issues and information of interest and importance to the specific districts in Ventura.

The El Camino high school students continue to produce their award winning program at the CAPS Media Center and in the community. In October, ECTV crew members were on hand at the Va Por La Avenida event for a bilingual community event that celebrated the residents, artists and businesses that make up Ventura Avenue.

The award-winning ECTV media education internship program is designed for students who attend both El Camino High School and Ventura College. The ECTV crews produce engaging and award winning programs in the CAPS Media studio and in the community. Every episode is developed, written, produced, directed, hosted and edited by the students on topics of importance to the students.

ECTV is a career pathways education program developed by CAPS Media in collaboration with VC Innovates and the Ventura Unified School district. In the past three years the ECTV team has received local, regional and national awards for outstanding journalism. All of the ECTV programs are broadcast on CAPS Community Channel 6, stream on the CAPS Media website and are archived at

CAPS Media’s The Perfect Firestorm – The Thomas Fire Story was screened at the Ojai Film Festival Sunday November 3rd and again on Friday November 8th to standing room only crowds. On Sunday, Ventura City Mayor Matt LaVere introduced the film and on Friday, CAPS Media program director Elizabeth Rodeno, an Ojai resident, hosted the film to the sold-out crowd. The entire crew at CAPS Media thanks the Ojai Film Festival for giving us an opportunity to share the remarkable stories of heroism, sacrifice, tragedy and healing surrounding the Thomas Fire. For everyone at CAPS Media, the screening of The Perfect Firestorm at the prestigious Ojai Film Festival allowed us to again say thank you to all of those who contributed to the film and to give back to the community.

Join our growing community of CAPS Media Member/Producers. If you have an interest in community television or radio production, or are just curious, drop by the CAPS Media Center on the first Thursday of the month and learn how to become a member of CAPS and join our community of enthusiastic and engaged Member/Producers. Go to for more information.

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