Monthly Archives: November 2019

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Shop Smart for the Holidays in Ventura

by Visit Ventura Good things do come in small packages, and Ventura does small in a big way. Yes, 90 percent of Ventura’s stores are locally owned. But that’s more than a heart-warming statistic. In this holiday shopping season, it’s both a chance and an opportunity. Chance first. Yes, it’s quaint and feel-good that so […]

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27 Days of Ventura Giveaways!

by Visit Ventura Tis the season to think Elf! As in Visit Ventura’s Elf Giveaway, yes. But also as in mischievous fun too. It’s painted all over our Elf’s face. Magic. Joy. And hidden secrets. Because, starting November 29th and running through Christmas Day, Visit Ventura is giving away a host of GENEROUS (note caps) […]

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Ventura Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day

by Visit Ventura Thanksgiving is around the corner, which means two things: 1. We will all take a quiet moment to reflect on all the things we’re grateful for. 2. Someone is sweating over Thanksgiving dinner. In 1621, when the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared the autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as […]

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The World’s Smallest Fox on one of the Largest TV Shows

by Visit Ventura featured image by Heliconia Press Yes, our very own Channel Islands’ island fox made the Big Time, appearing on the Today Show (not that island foxes are much for taking a bow). More important, the Today Show’s excellent story highlighted one of the fastest recoveries of an endangered species ever. Here, someone […]

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Patagonia is Changing Your World in Surprising Ways

Patagonia continues to be a source of inspiration and activism for the Ventura community… by Aidan Pilgrim featured image by Josiah Roe Patagonia is a pride point for Venturans — rarely does a small town boast such a well-known and impactful resident. Since its inception in 1973, Patagonia has been a shimmering thread in the […]

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