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What Once Was Old, Is Now New. Shopping at thrift and antique stores in Ventura

by Sing Weist Rustic, vintage, classic, and old-school are all terms that have been used recently when individuals are seeking an item from an antique store. Whether it is for decorating your garden or home, these timeless pieces that you find at an antique store all tell a story. While walking through the different corners […]

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VINTAGE DREAMS

By Rebecca Kajumba If you’re lucky, you have already seen some beautiful vintage cars chugging along in downtown Ventura. There are some specific places in Ventura that will take you back in time. You will feel like you stepped into the TARDIS and woke up in a different decade. I adore antique shops and I […]

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DREAM ADVENTURES

By Rebecca Kajumba One of my 2017 resolutions was to explore more and take all the opportunities for adventure. I started this off by hiking. Ventura has so many hiking trails to choose from and if you’re just a beginner like me this can be a little intimidating. It is best to start out with a […]

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A THRIFTER’S DREAM

By Rebecca Kajumba I absolutely love shopping, and thrift stores in Ventura provide a wide variety of styles without emptying your bank account. If you are an avid thrifter, you will see all your thrifting dreams come true in Ventura. The best place to begin is in downtown Ventura. Let’s start with one of my […]

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A DOG’S DREAM

By Rebecca Kajumba It’s about time you bring your furry best friend on your next trip to Ventura. Now let’s take a minute to put ourselves in the shoes…excuse me, paws of a dog and think of all the places they’d like to explore in Ventura. Running wild and free Ventura has a couple of […]

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The Song

By Randal Beeman Ventura has long been a hidden secret and locals often keep their community pride to themselves. After all, if too many people move here we might suffer a fate Joni Mitchell sang about years ago: “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” When most outsiders think of Ventura they probably […]

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When ‘San Buenaventura’ became ‘Ventura’

by Dr. Randal Beeman The name for our city – ‘Ventura’ – is shorthand for the official ‘San Buenaventura.’ Dropping the five syllable label for the diminutive apparently came early in the city’s history. Spanish-era records often refer to the San Buenaventura River as the Ventura River, and the Spanish term for the local Chumash […]

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Rainy Day Adventures

by  Sing Weist On a rainy day, the best place to be is somewhere that offers warmth and a roof over your head to keep you dry. For some, the rain is a reason to stay home and binge-watch their favorite show. And for others, it is a great opportunity to seek places that are […]

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What’s Tappenning!

by Sing Weist After a long work week, we are always looking for a place to unwind and relax. Ventura’s Surf Brewery is a great place to chill, listen to great music, and have a beer. They have sours, wheats, IPA’s and a store that allows you to purchase home brew supplies. Right outside there […]

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6 reasons why Surf n’ Suds Beer Festival is the best way to kick off summer.

Photo by Lucas Dorward Blog by Fiorella Calderoni 6. Start Summer Early Don’t wait until Memorial Day to kick off summer. This can’t miss beer festival takes place Saturday, May 20, 2017, and features over 50 craft breweries and 120 beers on tap! It’s the perfect start to a memorable summer. 5. Hit the BEACH […]

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