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20 good things that happened in Ventura since the Thomas Fire

by Fiorella Calderoni 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 […]

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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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Ventura Holiday Gift Ideas and a Free Ventura Tote!

by Fiorella Calderoni It’s that time of year and everybody is looking for the perfect gift! If the Ventura Visitor Center isn’t on your list, it should be. Visitor Center’s are no longer only about maps and magnets. Ventura’s Visitor Center proudly breaks the mould. We hear it all day long: “This is the nicest […]

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A guide to Ventura’s beaches

Ventura’s gorgeous coastline has plenty of beaches for you to choose from. Any of them are perfect for sunsets and strolls. How many have you explored? McGrath Beach Located along protected estuary at the mouth of the Santa Clara River, this quiet, untouched beach is ideal for bird watchers, nature lovers, and experienced surfers. There […]

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From Phoenix to Ventura: Our 72-hour getaway

by The Frenchy Toast Erik and I had a chance to runaway together for our last summer getaway in Ventura, California. There was no crazy schedule, or stress figuring out logistics. We were really able to enjoy our time, to take it easy. We flew into Santa Barbara, which I had never done before. There […]

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Cycling trails to explore Ventura on two wheels

by David Bender Are you a savvy cyclist looking for the best paths around Ventura? Look no further. Anyone who has been longing to go for a cycling holiday will quench their thirst here. Beautiful Ventura, California offers terrific trails for bicycle riders in the region. Cycle California Coast offers a variety of accessible bike paths with […]

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