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They are gorgeous, tough, champions and competing in Oxnard all Week- National PAL boxing championship!

They are gorgeous, tough, champions and competing in Oxnard all Week- National PAL boxing championship!

By George Miller and Dan Pinedo National championships and first qualifying match for the Olympics- are being held right here in little ‘ole Oxnard through October 4!  Three boxing Superstars and the PAL (Police Athletic League) Recreation Coordinator visited us at the Oxnard City Council meeting tonight to promote their boxing championship matches being held […]

Port Hueneme Banana Festival Report

Port Hueneme Banana Festival Report

By George Miller A good time was had by all on Saturday-the place was packed with thousands of people. In addition to the all-too-familiar booths selling goods or pushing a variety of causes, Del Monte was giving out bananas, and pineapples could be had by excelling at a game of skill.  Supervisors could be dunked […]

Find Walter – by Tim Pompey – A Book Review

Find Walter – by Tim Pompey – A Book Review

Find Walter – By Tim Pompey A book review by David Stewart Book Description from Amazon: Jan Kelvin works as a journalist for the New York City magazine Page, which specializes in covering literary news and trends. One morning, editor Joel Stein gives her a tough assignment: Locate and interview Walter Randolph, Pulitzer prize winning […]

Wine making at Aldabella –Heard It On The Grapevine–What’s up, What’s hot, Ventura County’s Local Wineries

Wine making at Aldabella –Heard It On The Grapevine–What’s up, What’s hot, Ventura County’s Local Wineries

From Grapes to Wine…A lot of work and a lot of time for wine lovers at Aldabella By Raven West As anyone in the wine making business knows, crushing grapes to make wine has come a very long way from Lucille Ball’s hilarious grape stomping scene, and for wine enthusiasts, processing their precious grapes is […]

Recipe of the Week–Pilar’s Oatmeal Cookies–Healthy and so good!

Recipe of the Week–Pilar’s Oatmeal Cookies–Healthy and so good!

                          3 cups of oats (2 cups of oats and 1 cup of oat flour if you want more cookie like consistency). 1 cup of flour (whole wheat or any other) 1 cup of chocolate chips or raisins 1 cup of finely chopped […]

Hear all your Baby Boom favorites this Saturday at the Lakes in T.O.!

Hear all your Baby Boom favorites this Saturday at the Lakes in T.O.!

This Saturday at the Lakes Shopping Center as part of the Thousand Oaks Arts Festival, ReZoom The Boom will be performing your Baby Boom Era favorite hits from 11am to 11:45am. It is FREE and open to the public as part of the festival. Seating will be covered, though it will surely be hot anyway. […]

Recipe of the Week–Paella

Recipe of the Week–Paella

                      This is amazing and feeds an army of people… Ingredients: 6 boneless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat and cut into 3 pieces each 1 lb large raw shrimp, peeled and cleaned salt and pepper 1 orange, zested 1 tbl Spanish paprika olive, as needed […]

Alma Sol Winery–Heard It On The Grapevine–What’s up, What’s hot, Ventura County’s Local Wineries

Alma Sol Winery–Heard It On The Grapevine–What’s up, What’s hot, Ventura County’s Local Wineries

By Raven West Located only a few blocks west of the Hampshire Boulevard exit off the 101, Alma Sol winery brings the best of Paso Robles appellation home to Thousand Oaks. Owned and operated by John Shaw and his wife Lisa Cuevas, Alma Sol is a micro-boutique winery that showcases the wonderful Cabernet fruit that […]

Recipe of the Week—Rice Pilaf with Carrots

Recipe of the Week—Rice Pilaf with Carrots

                          Ingredients: 1 medium onion diced 1 carrot peeled and shredded 8 large mushrooms diced 1 stock celery diced (optional) 4 Tablespoons Butter 1 cup long grain rice (either white or brown, I use brown) 2 cups chicken broth (When I don’t have […]

Recipe of the Week–Quick & Delicious Oven Fried Chicken

          Ingredients: 1/4 lb margarine melted 2 teaspoons garlic salt 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon paprika Directions: Combine in pot.  Dip each piece of chicken in margarine mixture, coating well Place in pan Bake at 450 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes George Miller, Oxnard __________________________________________________ Have a favorite recipe? […]