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Top Bike Trails in Ventura

by Sing Weist Looking for a long bike ride around Ventura County? There are multiple connecting cities that offer beautiful biking routes that make it accessible to transport back and forth. Some of the best bikeways are all around Ventura: The Coastal Trail, Ojai Bike Trail, Camarillo, Carpentaria, and Thousand Oaks. 1. The Coastal Trail is along the […]

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Ventura is home to unforgettable beach days for kids with special needs

by Shannon McDermott Hi, my name is Shannon McDermott and I have been a volunteer for the Best Day Foundation for about 5 years. The Best Day Foundation is a non-profit organization giving kids with special needs a day at the beach. We take them surfing, body boarding, kayaking, outrigger canoeing, and stand up paddling. […]

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Ventura is Only a Train Ride Away

by Sing Weist Traveling can seem overwhelming especially when you have to plan which days, times, and routes will help you avoid traffic. For many individuals who live throughout the cities surrounding Los Angeles, driving Monday through Friday and even the weekends can seem challenging and daunting. With bumper to bumper traffic, distances as short […]

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The story behind the song Pierpont by RUCA

by Haley Grigaitis Salty breeze, crashing waves, seagulls, eclectic beach houses… it was this desert girls dream come true. I had just graduated high school and gifted myself a loosely planned two-week road trip up the California coast. I was going to meet some of my virtual “pen pals” that I’d bonded with on MySpace […]

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OLD SCHOOL VENTURA… A step back in time

by Debbie Cvijanovich Ventura’s storied past paved the way for our idyllic present. Not much has changed—and we like it that way! Let’s take a reminiscent walk down memory lane, shall we? Nostalgic Ventura (or San Buenaventura to the romantic) natives will remember it well. Back in the day, atypical Ventura weekend looked like this: Friday […]

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Top 5 Places to Run in Ventura

By Fiorella Calderoni Want a long flat stretch with an ocean breeze or are dirt trails in the hills more your style? Ventura has it all. Here are a few of my favorites. Why not mix up your routine? 5. Hit the sand There are tons of benefits to running on the sand; your joints take less […]

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The Perfect Bachelorette Getaway… (that’s not Vegas!)

by What the Girls Say One of the girls from What the Girls Say just got married and us sisters were so ready to hop into this bachelorette weekend before.  We personally think Vegas is so overdone, and we are California girls, so where do you go for the perfect California getaway bachelorette?  Straight to […]

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The Perfect Date Night

by Sing Weist Whether it is a first date or a night away from the kid’s, Ventura is the perfect location for the perfect date night. With the beautiful coastal view as your backdrop, you cannot ask for a more romantic location.  You can walk down the Ventura pier and along the boardwalk and feel […]

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Ventura-style yoga: Warrior-posing with ocean views

by Sing Weist “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – The Bhagavad Gita. When searching for the perfect studio to practice yoga, you have to research what type of class you would like to take: Acroyoga, Vinyasa, Flow, Meditative, Bikram, etc. There is quite an array of yoga […]

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A Fantastic Father’s Day in Ventura

by Mary Noe Father’s Day is right around the corner, and Ventura is the place to spend a fun day with Dad! Whether he likes to golf, sail, kayak, hike, or bike—or would prefer relaxing at the beach—Dad can spend a perfect day unwinding in this quintessential California beach town. If Dad’s a golfer, he’ll […]

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