We stand and kneel together

Ethan Messecar and Phil Taggart getting ready to roll camera at the VUSD graduation.

Citizens all across the nation are letting their voices be heard in peaceful protest, condemning the reprehensible actions of police officers in Minneapolis that resulted in the horrific death of George Floyd.  All of us at CAPS Media were sickened and saddened by what we saw.   We do not condone racism, discrimination, inequality, or violence towards anyone.  We stand in solidarity with our community and support everyone in exercising their first amendment right to assemble and to petition government to redress grievances.

CAPS Media is a Community Public Access Center that offers everyone in our community a  place to share your voice and be heard on television, radio and online.  CAPS Board and staff members are committed to encouraging and ensuring every one’s opinion can be expressed freely and openly to the public. We respect and thank those who have stood up for justice and knelt in solidarity during peaceful demonstrations.  We stand and kneel together.

Congratulations 2020 Grads! Recently CAPS Media crews joined the celebration of 2020 high school graduates from Buena, El Camino, Foothill Technology, Pacific and Ventura high schools. The two-day extravaganza was held in front of City Hall where more than 1,000 grads, dressed in cap and gowns, walked up the steps to receive their diploma while family members cheered from the street below. The massive event was coordinated by Ventura Unified School District in collaboration with the City and Ventura City Police. CAPS crews were on-hand from sunup to sundown on Saturday and Sunday to document the parade of graduates. The nearly twenty hours of video will be archived by VUSD.

More congratulations are in order for the talented media students at ECTV – El Camino Television, who won two awards at the National Community Media Hometown Awards. The Creative Community 2.0 Series won for the Best of Entertainment & Arts Series and the ECTV episode featuring Ventura Deputy Mayor, Sofia Rubalcava won for the best show in the Community Events category. Kudos to the entire ECTV team as well as instructor and mentor, Phil Taggart

Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis the CAPS Media crews have continuously provided extensive communication services to the City and County to help inform the public. CAPS produces updates by City officials and CAPS continues to direct the broadcast and streaming of City Council meetings and other committee meetings with remote participation by board members, committee members and city staff. CAPS Crews record the live County COVID-19 updates at the County government center and then edit/format the updates with titles and subtitles in Spanish. In addition, CAPS crews continue to produce numerous videos for Ventura County Fire, Public Health and other agencies

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis the CAPS Media Center continues to remain closed to Members and the public until further notice. CAPS Member/Producers can submit programming via the online portal at capsmedia.org. for broadcast and streaming on CAPS public access television Channel 6 and on CAPS Radio KPPQ 104.1FM. Upcoming Orientation, Camera, Editing, Studio and Radio classes will be posted on the website.

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