Monthly Archives: May 2020

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“Feel Good Friday.” Support Local Words and Waves.

By Visit Ventura   It seems like an odd combination, but it’s not really. Ventura is home to world class waves that will send your heart soaring, and equally uplifting writers whose words will do the same. Writers like Woody Woodburn and Roger Thompson and Jeff McElroy. Waves like C Street, the Rivermouth, and Rincon. […]

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Just a Kid. One Venturan’s Perspective.

California native and ten-year resident of Ventura, Nancy Pedersen is equal parts energy and community. Along with co-chairing the local chapter of Best Day Foundation for the past eight years and serving on the Board of Visit Ventura (Chairperson for the last four years), Nancy runs a small Ventura bakery (Sunflowers on the Square) that […]

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I pledge to be Kind, to Support Local, and to do the Next Right Thing for Ventura…

By Visit Ventura   Never before has Ventura faced a stranger and more challenging time. Not that we haven’t experienced our share of difficult challenges — each time rising to that challenge. But this one is wholly unique. It requires adaptability. It requires grace under pressure. It requires the highest degree of selflessness, kindness and […]

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It’s Takeout Tuesday. Pizza style…

Featured Image by Steve Cattanach By Visit Ventura   Ahhhhhhhh, pizza. America’s birthright (even if it was invented in Italy; a fascinating bit on that in a moment). The timeless takeout staple. Raise your hand if you remember riding home in the backseat with the smell of pepperoni swimming everywhere, your mother reaching over the […]

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“Feel Good Friday.” Support Local Retailers and Help Our Friends.

By Visit Ventura   Now is the time to do what Ventura does best — help each other. So we are asking you, our kind and loyal Venturans, to do what you can (within your own means) to support our local, homegrown businesses. It’s a proud fact — roughly ninety percent of our businesses are […]

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Beauty Wins (Part Two of So Much Beautiful)

Featured Images by Stephanie Hogue By Visit Venutra   Ventura is filled with talented people who see this world in a beautiful, inspiring, uplifting way. And our world — here in Ventura and in places far beyond — remains filled with beauty and light. Lovely paintings, lovely poems, lovely songs. Lovely moments and gestures. As […]

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It’s Takeout Tuesday. A Guide to Feeding the Whole Family…

Featured Image by Steve Cattanach By Visit Ventura   America jump-started the takeout kindness with “The Great American Takeout” on Tuesday, March 24th. But Ventura knew it was about more than a day. Ever since then, kind Venturans — knowing our local restaurants need a boost — have run full speed with “Takeout Tuesdays” in […]

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Take a Walk/Ride on Ventura’s Artistic Side (Part One)

by Visit Ventura     The magic of art knows no bounds and touches all corners of the soul. And one thing art often does is lift our spirits — a welcome boon in these times. Happy salve, Ventura blossoms with murals. Beautiful murals have long been a part of Ventura’s history (and documented that […]

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Don’t Stop Believing. A Lesson from Ventura’s Mermaids…

Featured Image by Ventura Harbor Village By Visit Ventura “Under the Sea, under the sea. Darlin’, it’s better, down where it’s wetter. Take it from me…”     At some point in time, we’re taught not to believe. It’s a shame, really. They are a familiar sight, the mermaid statues that stand on either side […]

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Thank you, Haole. The True Meaning of Legend.

by Visit Ventura Header image by Steve Cattanach It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ventura’s own Haole, because it is always sad when a bright soul leaves this world. But, like all bright souls, Haole wouldn’t want us to be sad. Haole would want us to remember — and continue on, […]

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