Monthly Archives: June 2017

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An 11 year-old’s perfect family outing

by Jake Auster If I were to have the perfect family outing day in Ventura, the following would be what I would do. First, in the morning I would go to Pete’s breakfast house. This is a great restaurant and has very good service there too. (p.s. don’t forget to get a mint on the […]

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Everything you need to know to plan a top-notch foodie itinerary

by Michele Foster Specialty Foods Paradise Pantry Restaurant and Cheese Shop Quality & palate driven, with a menu inspired by the artisan culture of Europe and the Mediterranean, the owners of Paradise Pantry are devoted to sharing their passion for fine foods. Their menu features an array of Ventura County’s ever-growing wine & cheese offerings, […]

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Diving through shipwrecks at Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

By Rebecca Kajumba Channel Islands National Park is so rich in culture and history. For thousands of years, the route across the Channel Islands was used by tons of ships carrying passengers, goods for trade and even military goods along the coast. Over time due to the choppy waters and unreliable water conditions, some of […]

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Top Bike Trails in Ventura

by Sing Weist Looking for a long bike ride around Ventura County? There are multiple connecting cities that offer beautiful biking routes that make it accessible to transport back and forth. Some of the best bikeways are all around Ventura: The Coastal Trail, Ojai Bike Trail, Camarillo, Carpentaria, and Thousand Oaks. 1. The Coastal Trail is along the […]

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Ventura is home to unforgettable beach days for kids with special needs

by Shannon McDermott Hi, my name is Shannon McDermott and I have been a volunteer for the Best Day Foundation for about 5 years. The Best Day Foundation is a non-profit organization giving kids with special needs a day at the beach. We take them surfing, body boarding, kayaking, outrigger canoeing, and stand up paddling. […]

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Ventura is Only a Train Ride Away

by Sing Weist Traveling can seem overwhelming especially when you have to plan which days, times, and routes will help you avoid traffic. For many individuals who live throughout the cities surrounding Los Angeles, driving Monday through Friday and even the weekends can seem challenging and daunting. With bumper to bumper traffic, distances as short […]

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The story behind the song Pierpont by RUCA

by Haley Grigaitis Salty breeze, crashing waves, seagulls, eclectic beach houses… it was this desert girls dream come true. I had just graduated high school and gifted myself a loosely planned two-week road trip up the California coast. I was going to meet some of my virtual “pen pals” that I’d bonded with on MySpace […]

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OLD SCHOOL VENTURA… A step back in time

by Debbie Cvijanovich photo by Lucas Dorward Ventura’s storied past paved the way for our idyllic present. Not much has changed—and we like it that way! Let’s take a reminiscent walk down memory lane, shall we? Nostalgic Ventura (or San Buenaventura to the romantic) natives will remember it well. Back in the day, a typical Ventura […]

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Top 5 Places to Run in Ventura

By Fiorella Calderoni Want a long flat stretch with an ocean breeze or are dirt trails in the hills more your style? Ventura has it all. Here are a few of my favorites. Why not mix up your routine? 5. Hit the sand There are tons of benefits to running on the sand; your joints take less […]

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