Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Channel Island National Park Info and 7 Fun Wildlife Facts

by Fiorella Calderoni Bet you didn’t know… 7. North America’s Galapagos Over 150 endemic, or unique, species found nowhere else in the world, including the quick-to-endear island fox, have earned the Channel Islands their nickname as the Galapagos of North America. 6. Largest Breeding Colonies The largest breeding colonies of seabirds in southern California are […]

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Beautifully simple art inspired by the beach

by Fiorella Calderoni With so much seasonal rubble on Ventura’s beaches, we are inspired to share art by creative dabblers who celebrate our winter seaglass, driftwood, stone, and pebble squatters in beautifully simple art.  We won’t be surprised if this beach-inspired blog sparks your creative side too, but before you head to the beach, keep in mind the regulations […]

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The gems among beach stones

by Fiorella Calderoni El Niño storms and high surf this winter have brought lots of treasures to our shores. Hidden among piles of stones are naturally sanded remnants of colorful beach glass. Although glistening hues of greens, yellows, pinks and blues, left behind by unrelenting waves, sparkle beautifully under the sun, beach glass is not a […]

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Our Glorious Landmark

by Michele Foster San Buenaventura’s historic City Hall was built from 1912 to 1913, originally to house the Ventura County Courthouse. By that time, the area over which it presided had been a center of civilization for centuries. First, as a locus for the indigenous Chumash culture; and, later, in 1782, as the site of […]

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