Monthly Archives: December 2017

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5 Colorful Wildflowers You Can Spot at the Channel Islands This Spring

by Kacie Goff Everything’s coming up poppies! When spring comes to the Channel Islands, it brings with it a blanket of fresh growth. A bloom of wildflowers is sweeping in, starting on the islands furthest south and east and spreading color across all five islands. San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara […]

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Here’s the latest on Ventura’s Two Trees.

In the wake of the Thomas Fire, Venturans had many things on their mind. As we looked toward our hillside, the scars left by the fire and the impact it had on our community felt inescapable. We had a list of precious spots that we wanted to check on. While we were devastated to learn […]

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An update on your favorite spots in Ventura

by Fiorella Calderoni Your favorite spots are still here! We could never thank each of the 8,400 incident personnel enough for all they’ve done to keep Ventura safe. Although the fire reached our hillsides, firefighters did an amazing job of fighting back and most neighborhoods -including our downtown, midtown, beaches, and harbor, were untouched. Here […]

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20 good things that happened in Ventura since the Thomas Fire

In no particular order, here are a few awesome things that happened in Ventura since the Thomas Fire. 1. Surfboards for first responders Neighbors at Ventura’s Surfers’ Point rallied to gather surfboards, stand-up paddle boards, and wetsuits to lend to first responders during their time off. Within 20 minutes of putting up this sign, there […]

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Thomas Fire: Even more ways to help

by Fiorella Calderoni It feels almost impossible to overstate the amount of love and support our community continues to receive from near and far. In Ventura, businesses, friends and neighbors are all working together to ensure everybody is taken care of and that no one feels alone. Thomas Fire: The best ways to help lists […]

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What’s up on the Ventura Botanical Gardens and how you can help.

Dear friends, From the moment the Thomas Fire came over the ridge above Downtown Ventura, we have been overwhelmed by messages of love and support from a community eager to learn what the impacts are on the botanical gardens and how they can help. While the situation is changing daily and we are still trying to […]

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This is what Ventura looks like right now.

photos by Steve Cattanach blog by Fiorella Calderoni Understandably, the news crews stay where the action is. While the Thomas Fire has significantly impacted hundreds of families in the City of Ventura, the flames have subsided. What is left is a small city of first responders who have built a home at Ventura County Fairgrounds, […]

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Thomas Fire: The best ways to help

Thank you to everyone near and away who has reached out to make sure we are safe. Our hearts are full. The question we hear the most is, “How can I help?” In the aftermath of spontaneous disasters, many generous community members step up to help those in need around them. One of the challenges […]

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