Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Top 10 Foods to Look for at Ventura County Fair!

The Ventura County Fair is just around the corner and for a lot of fair-goers, fair food is half the fun. These are the top 10 fair foods in the USA, as listed by Time Magazine. Deep fried everything The unwritten fair motto seems to be ‘If you can fry it, you can eat it!’ […]

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Why I Love Living in Ventura

By Michelle Madsen When I graduated from Buena High in 2013 (go Bulldogs!), I knew I was in no rush to get out of Ventura. With my chosen school, Pepperdine University (go Waves!), just an hour away, I knew I could access my charming hometown any time I wanted. Not even for one second have I […]

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Ventura post office Gordon K. Grant mural

by Michele Foster San Buenaventura, more familiarly know as Ventura.  The name, for most, conjures images of the quintessential Southern California beach town. Sun. Surf. Fish Tacos.  A laid back slice of charm nestled between the vast expanse of the Los Angeles metropolitan area and the chic hillsides of Santa Barbara. But Ventura is all […]

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BBQ in Ventura

Image courtesy of Ventura Meat Company. By Michelle Madsen   Summer and bbq go together like me and avocado. In other words, they’re best friends. Next time you bbq for the family reunion or a casual lunch, skip the supermarket and hit the local spots for supplies.   Ventura Meat Company. Selling grass-fed meat is […]

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Midtown Ventura’s Food Truck Fridays

by Ken McAlpine Not long ago I heard a man grouse, “Communities aren’t communities anymore. People don’t join together like they used to.” I listened as he reminisced about childhood summers in Brooklyn, evenings where folks visited on porches and stoops, and the kids played kick the can in the street. I listened because you […]

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4th of July, as told by me

By Michelle Madsen   The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays (right behind you, Christmas). It’s probably because I have an unusually profound fascination with fireworks. But I’ll obsess over that later. The day didn’t start exactly how I had planned. My family and I opted to clean the house for the […]

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Surf Rodeo 2015 Music and Surf festival coming this weekend

By Haole Yee-Haw! Surf Rodeo Music and Surf festival is coming this weekend, July 11th & 12th. There will be over 20 bands, a surf contest, vendors, cornhole tournament, bikini cowgirls, and more. As an added bonus, I will be surfing after the contest…how cool does this sound? Fun in the sun and a surf-dog? […]

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Ventura Beach Quality Gets Straight A’s

By Michelle Madsen This just in: Every single one of Ventura County’s beaches got an A for quality in summer weather. In fact, Surfer’s Point ended up on the Honor Roll. “In 2014, volunteers collected 3,358 pounds of trash and 228 pounds of recyclables from Ventura beaches.” Beaches are graded by Heal the Bay, a […]

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Top 5 Places to Run in Ventura

By Michelle Madsen How many times have you run the same route over and over? If you’re visiting Ventura anytime soon, you will find a variety of trails that are sure to please.  If you’re a local, you’ll want to try one of these paths if you haven’t yet tried for a refreshing change of […]

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What to Pack for a Ventura Vacation

By Michelle Madsen   You saved your vacation days, the kids are on break, and you have chosen to see what makes Ventura such a gorgeous getaway. You’ve made the right choice! Whether on a solo trip or a family vacation, you are on your way to a charming beach town ready to welcome you […]

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