Monthly Archives: April 2015

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The Sweet Smell of Creosote; Why We Should Preserve the Past

by Ken McAlpine Our Ventura Pier has size on its side. It is currently 1,958 feet long. Originally built in 1872 to accommodate steamships and commerce, it was reputedly once the longest wooden pier in the United States. Or California. Depending on who is doing the reputing.    Size matters, but not so much to […]

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The story of Ventura’s Two Trees

by Ken McAlpine They are lovely, the two trees in the gloaming. On this feels-like-summer evening, the sun is setting. The world is soft pastels. This turns the two trees darker, delineating them so I can almost pick out individual branches from five miles away. The two trees are clearly visible from many places in […]

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Haole’s trip to Bettybelts

By Haole Hello everyone, this is your ambassa-dog of Ventura, Haole! I’d like to introduce myself and tell you a little about me. I am a 7yr old Yellow Lab, a Ventura local, and most exciting I surf! My favorite spot is right here at C-St, but I also spend a lot of time running […]

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