CAPS serving Ventura

Alex Uvari records an instructional video in the classroom with students.

The CAPS crew are lending media support to the Ventura Unified School District as they prepare to reopen various schools following the county and state guidelines. Along with Ventura Unified’s Superintendent Dr. Rice, Marieanne Quiroz, students and faculty, we are producing a series of videos to walk parent’s through what to expect and how to help keep their children safe. These videos include instruction on what to bring to school, how to ride the bus and follow sanitizing protocols.

With some VUSD students returning to the classroom, CAPS is hosting the remarkably talented ECTV students in the award-winning El Camino High School communications program. The ECTV crew has returned to the CAPS Media Center once a week, with all appropriate COVID protocols in place, to continue their media education studies and production of a variety of programs of interest to everyone. Episodes of three series, ECTV, Creative Community and Puntos de Interes they produce are already on the air. Guests include Arcelia Martinez sharing her Esperanza project that focuses on mental health issues and Latinas, Raquel Baker from Cal State Channel Islands, Carmen Ramirez who shares her experience of the Chicano Moratorium. They all air on Ch. 15, stream on the CAPS Media website and are broadcast on KPPQ.
CAPS crews continue to record the County’s COVID-19 updates, edit and distribute the valuable information in English and Spanish. The updates are available to view on the County website at and on CAPS crews are also producing a set of videos for the Ventura County Medical Center and the Ventura County Fire Department and the Elections Division.
For the City of Ventura, CAPS is supporting community outreach with the Environmental Sustainability, City Master Plan outreach and Parks and Recreation and the Ventura Police Departments with several video series. We are currently in production on a second set of docent directed tours of the Olivas Adobe. This 2nd series captures the essence of the annual Candlelight Tour of the historic setting just in time for the holiday season. Due to COVID restrictions the popular tours are not open to the public. The first season of Heart of Ventura County introduces Don Raymundo and Dona Teodora Olivas who built the first adobe on Rancho San Miguel in the 1840’s. Subsequent episodes follow the many families who called the Adobe their home. All can be viewed on channel 15, on the CAPS website and on the City of Ventura’s Parks and Recreation webpage.
KPPQ, CAPS’ radio station is on the air 24 hours a day. Local music, musicians and up-to-the-minute music news are featured on Pam Baumgardner’s Music Hour. You can listen to deep cuts of rock and roll featured on nationally known Pure Rock Show with Mark Levitt. Double K shares his love of oldies music every week making some of us feel very old. Producers Kathleen Good, Nadine Piche and Mary LaBrie continue their shows featuring important and influential guests from Ventura County and beyond. The schedule can be found on the radio page of the CAPS Media website. Check out the new podcast page to listen to past shows on demand.
Due to the COVID-19 emergency the CAPS Media Center is closed to Members and the public until further notice. CAPS Member/Producers can submit programming via the online portal at for broadcast and streaming on CAPS public access television Channel 6 and on CAPS Radio KPPQ 104.1FM.
All of us at CAPS Media hope everyone is Staying Safe and Healthy during this challenging time.

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