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The World’s Smallest Fox on one of the Largest TV Shows

by Visit Ventura featured image by Heliconia Press Yes, our very own Channel Islands’ island fox made the Big Time, appearing on the Today Show (not that island foxes are much for taking a bow). More important, the Today Show’s excellent story highlighted one of the fastest recoveries of an endangered species ever. Here, someone […]

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Patagonia is Changing Your World in Surprising Ways

Patagonia continues to be a source of inspiration and activism for the Ventura community… by Aidan Pilgrim featured image by Josiah Roe Patagonia is a pride point for Venturans — rarely does a small town boast such a well-known and impactful resident. Since its inception in 1973, Patagonia has been a shimmering thread in the […]

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5 Haunted Spots to Visit in Ventura

In the mood for something spooky? Check out these spirited locales suggested by ghost expert Richard Leonard Senate. by Trish Bendix As a Ventura historian and an expert in all things spooky, Richard Leonard Senate has appeared on shows such as Sightings, Dead Famous, and Ghost Adventures to talk about literal haunts. His interest in […]

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7 Fall Events in Ventura You Won’t Want to Miss

by Visit Ventura featured image by Ventura Harbor Village Ventura’s Fall is here, with crisp, penny-bright blue days, star-bright nights, and crimson and gold sunsets that will drop you to your knees. How to celebrate Fall’s glory in Ventura? Post up for Fall’s stunning sunset showcase. The Ventura Pier offers the perfect front-row seat for […]

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Why Ventura Models Itself After a Dog’s Life

by Visit Ventura He’s got his own beer (Haole Boy Lager; Rincon Brewery), his own surf wax-scented candle (Haole Boy Candles; also available at Rincon Brewery), his own facebook page, and his own book (well, co-authored: “Ride The Wave, Love Sofia and Haole the Surf Dog”). On September 5th, he appeared on “The Today Show,” […]

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5 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage (Every) Month in Ventura

by Visit Ventura featured image by Jules Hooper Hispanic Heritage Month has come and gone (September 15 – October 15th), as good a reason as any to keep celebrating the Hispanic roots that run deep through this country and our town. Imagine a world without Sonia Maria Sotomayor (the first justice of the Supreme Court […]

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It’s National Seafood Month! Celebrate at Ventura Harbor!

In Ventura Harbor delicious fresh seafood is celebrated year-round. But since it’s National Seafood Month, here are the Top 6 ways to celebrate (and reasons why!) Fish is really, really good for you. It’s low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and packed with omega 3s, lean protein, vitamins A, D, and B, and minerals such […]

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Adventure Awaits in Ventura

by Visit Ventura in collaboration with the Outbound Featured image by Jeff Barlett — Santa Rosa Island Ventura Harbor Village is the gateway to the ultimate adventurer’s dream, whether you’re searching for a mild adventure or something life-changing. Stay for a few days to get the most of Ventura’s offerings and gorgeous views. Day 1 […]

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Bikes N’ Brews

by Fresh World Press There is something alluring about cruising through a town and passing numerous local breweries within a few blocks of one another. It is an instant sign that the town knows how to have fun! Ventura is on the map when it comes to its craft beer scene. This, paired with its […]

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“Made In” Ventura: Behind the Logo

by Visit Ventura Special stories of special people. Just like Ventura, it’s understated. You’ll find it (understatedly) displayed on products ranging from handmade handbags (MidiQueen Handbags), to innovative natural skincare products (Reves de Sabine), to gluten-free organic beer (Leashless Brewing). It’s Ventura’s “Made In” logo, and it means you’ve purchased (or are perhaps quaffing) a […]

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