Monthly Archives: April 2020

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The Silver Lining: One Venturan’s At Home View

by Debbie Cvijanovich   During the nationwide COVID-19 crisis, homebound Venturans are doing the best we can. We swapped our flip flops for house slippers. As the “pause” button is hit on our lives, we surprisingly embrace, or better put, welcome this reset. Or have we? We simply don’t have a choice. Uncertainty is upon […]

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What’s the Very First Ventura Thing You’ll Do?

by Visit Ventura Dreaming is good, because some dreams come true. Returning to a wide-open Ventura, for one. We’re not there yet, but the day will come, and, when it does, just for fun we’d love to hear what’s the very first thing you’ll do. After spreading your arms to the sky. Spread-wide-beneath-the-sun beaches where […]

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(More) Words of Inspiration From Ventura’s Own

By Visit Ventura In difficult times, it’s not easy to see the light. But people do. All the time. And it’s often that optimism that sees us back to the light. Ventura knows this from hard experience. It’s why, now and again, we’ll be publishing the good words of Venturans. Because inspiration is contagious. Ventura […]

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Good Things are Happening in Ventura (Part 3 of Many)

by Visit Ventura   COVID-19 is changing everyone’s lives. But this is not the first time the lives of Venturans have been thrown off kilter. Let’s be honest. Yes, it’s scary and uncertain. But Ventura knows what to do. And we are not alone. Across the country, so many communities are defining the word community […]

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Visit Ventura Celebrates Our Wholly Unique Volunteers

Yes, it’s National Volunteer Week — April 19th-25th, if you should be thanking a volunteer — but here at Visit Ventura we celebrate our volunteers every time they walk through the Visitors Center doors. They come in for their shifts dancing and pumping their arms. They come in wearing floral shirts that would make the […]

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We Can Still Celebrate Earth Day in So Many Ways

by Visit Ventura   “The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.” —Ernest Hemingway   Yes, today is Earth Day, a very different kind of Earth Day, but this doesn’t mean we can’t — or shouldn’t — appreciate this beautiful planet we call home. Events that would have normally brightened the day, and […]

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Ventura Keeps Beaches and Parks Closed, With Limited Access for Residents

by Visit Ventura On Monday, April 20th, Ventura City Council voted unanimously to institute limited closures of Ventura’s beaches and parks. What does this mean? All parking lots, playgrounds, athletic fields, tennis and basketball courts, restrooms and picnic areas are still closed. Large groups, picnics, and any other gatherings are still prohibited at beaches and […]

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Let Music Bring Us Together. Show Us Your Best Ventura Talent.

  by Visit Ventura   We reached out to the talented — and kind — Ventura sisters Annalie and Malia Ilagan to create this lovely video. Don’t Stop Believing. Because believing can be a very powerful weapon. And then we thought, “Hmmmm. Wait. This town is filled with singers. Maybe 112,000 of them. Why not […]

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Pilots and Artists and Fourth Generation Venturans, Oh My!

by Visit Ventura Yes, it’s National Volunteer Week — April 19th-25th, if you should be thanking a volunteer — but here at Visit Ventura we celebrate our volunteers every time they walk through the Visitors Center doors. They come in for their shifts dancing and pumping their arms. They come in wearing floral shirts that […]

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Local Uke Girls Remind Us To Not Stop Believing

by Visit Ventura A lot of hard-to-bear news these days, but we need to be informed. It’s not a time to stick our heads in the sand. But that doesn’t mean we should drown in a deluge of sobering headlines. Now, more than ever, it’s important to remind ourselves that, behind the curtain of tough […]

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