Monthly Archives: June 2015

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Four times the size of Manhattan and there are no cabs

by Ken McAlpine Once, on a boat ride out to Santa Cruz Island, I shared a bench with a young German couple. Michael and Sonya had spent several weeks exploring America’s western parks. They had been to Zion, Bryce and Yosemite and were greatly impressed, but Channel Islands National Park was the icing on their […]

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5 Ways to Enjoy Nature in Ventura

Ventura Botanical Gardens. Photo by Stephen Shafer. By Michelle Madsen By the end of the week, getting outside is pure bliss. Known for its effortlessly healing properties, the great outdoors can hand you either one heck of a workout or a therapeutic day listening to the waves. You can explore nature in a number of ways […]

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5 Things for You and Your Kids to Try This Summer

By Michelle Madsen Now that the morning commute to drop the kids off at school is on pause until fall, you can spend time with your loved ones this summer.  Ventura offers a multitude of options, and I guarantee you haven’t tried all of them. Get excited for these five activities that will make this […]

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Hiking Channel Islands National Park in Ventura, California

By Jo Anne Schultz Guest Blogger I belong to a very active hiking club of mostly retired people in the San Francisco Bay Area where we have many great trails to enjoy.  But we also like to go farther afield, so when one of our members suggested a trip to the California Channel Islands, there was […]

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Surfing Dogs need to be outfitted too!

By Haole   Summer is approaching and you may wonder where to go for all your surfing equipment. I would highly recommend Wavefront Surf Shop. The owner and operator, Randy is very knowledgeable and will point you in the right direction to choose a board that will best suit you. He has two employees, Gary […]

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Local Ice That’s Twice as Nice

By Michelle Madsen Ice cream–we can’t get enough of it. Maybe you have a go-to place in Ventura already, or maybe you’re an ice cream shop hopper like me. This summer, treat yourself to one (or all!) of these fantastic ice cream joints only found in our neck of the woods.   Coastal Cone. If you’ve […]

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