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Richard Senate to Speak at Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Richard Senate to Speak at Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Oxnard, CA – Speaker Series at Channel Islands Maritime Museum: “Oxnard’s Literary Gift to the world, Mystery writer, lawyer, defender of the underdog, Erle Stanley Gardner” February 20th Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a social mixer; speaker begins at 7:00 p.m. COST Free for CIMM Members (just think, $7 x 12 = $7.00 for Non-Members $5.00 […]

The Sheik and The Shriek of Araby, A Film History of Hollywood-By-The-Sea with historian Richard Senate

The Sheik and The Shriek of Araby, A Film History of Hollywood-By-The-Sea with historian Richard Senate

September 20, 2017 6:30pm The Channel Islands Maritime Museum presents “The Sheik and The Shriek of Araby, A Film History of Hollywood-By-The-Sea”, with writer and local historian Richard Senate. For 22 years Senate worked as historian and historical interpreter for the city of Ventura.   He has studied film history and films made in Ventura County […]

Memorial Day at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ventura — Preserving Our History

Memorial Day at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ventura — Preserving Our History

This coming Monday, May 30, 2016, at 1:00 PM, at 1347 Main Street, Ventura, St. Mary’s Cemetery, one mile east, of the front doors of Mission San Buenaventura, we will be honoring the 76 American veterans and the one 1869 Medal of Honor recipient for their service to our Country and it’s Constitution. After the Prayer and Pledge, […]

Everything I needed to know about Muslims I learned from Cecil B. DeMille

Everything I needed to know about Muslims I learned from Cecil B. DeMille

by Richard Senate In 1935 Paramount Pictures released Cecil B. DeMilles epic film “The Crusades” . It loosely told the story of the Third Crusade, sometimes called the Kings Crusade, with England’s King Richard the Lionheart. But, in the finest Hollywood tradition, the great religious war was reduced to a love story between Richard (played […]

The Ghosts of Ventura County

The Ghosts of Ventura County

By Richard Senate I have been searching for ghosts in Ventura County since 1978 and in the decades of my investigations I have found several places where ghosts seem to gather and been seen over and over again. As it is the Halloween season I have assembled a list of 13 places that are haunted […]

Ventura’s Forgotten War Hero

Ventura’s Forgotten War Hero

By Richard Senate June 19, 2013                 He lies buried in what is today nicknamed “Dog Park” by the people of Ventura.  The cemetery, officially named Memorial Park, holds the remains of  thousands, many are war dead. Today this site is used by dog owners to let their animals run free and poop where they […]