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POLITICS | DA Race Los Angeles – George Gascón: A Political Chameleon

POLITICS | DA Race Los Angeles – George Gascón: A Political Chameleon

  By Michele Hanisee . George Gascón panders to progressive audiences by claiming to support efforts to defund the police and moral opposition to the death penalty.  The truth is Gascón’s positioning on the death penalty depends on his audience. During an interview with the ADDA, Gascón was specifically asked if he would change the […]

Ventura Food Tour – an Experience in Food and History

Ventura Food Tour – an Experience in Food and History

    By Raven West For over six years Allison Costa, owner of Ventura Food Tours and Santa Barbara Tasting Tours, has been running food tours in Ventura, Ojai and Santa Barbara. If you’re thinking a food tour is going to be a “walk, stop and eat” experience, you will be pleasantly surprised at how much […]

Calling All Ex-New Yorkers – Get Your Authentic Pizza HERE!

Calling All Ex-New Yorkers – Get Your Authentic Pizza HERE!

    By (ex-New Yorker Raven West) There are many reasons why New Yorkers love California. 78 vs 29 degrees in January, watching Monday night football with dinner at 6pm or celebrating New Year’s Eve at 9pm and at Midnight! California is a beautiful state, except for one minor complaint. You can’t get a decent […]

Transform Your Living Room Into a Private Tasting Room!

Transform Your Living Room Into a Private Tasting Room!

By Raven West Too busy to travel to Napa or France for wine tasting, why not let Napa Valley and Burgundy wines come to you? Bin110 Wines is a wine lovers dreams come true, in home wine tastings. Not just Napa Valley wines, but wines from Sonoma’s famous Russian River Valley or Los Carneros region. […]

TASTE 2017 Showcases the Very Best of Ventura!

TASTE 2017 Showcases the Very Best of Ventura!

By Raven West Jessica Perkins and Maya Lazos of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce greeted connoisseurs of great food and drink at the TASTE 2017 event. Guests enjoyed a sampling of the very best of Ventura’s eateries, wineries, breweries, distilled spirits and confectioners at the annual event held at the Museum of Ventura County in Downtown […]

It’s “Game of Thrones” With Wine: VinTura Tasting Room & Wine Rack

It’s “Game of Thrones” With Wine:  VinTura Tasting Room & Wine Rack

By Raven West Sommelier and owner Kristen Shubert always had a passion for great wine, with a bit of competitive fun on the side, so when she opened VinTura Tasting Room & Wine Rack in April of this year, she not only filled the wine racks with an impressive 75 bottles of wine of every varietal, […]

“Welcome Wagon” of Wine for Oxnard’s Newest Wine Storage Facility

“Welcome Wagon” of Wine for Oxnard’s Newest Wine Storage Facility

by Raven West Magnavino Cellars and Strey Cellars welcomed MeatHead Movers and Mini Storage to Oxnard by providing their best selection of wine for attendees of the company’s Open House. In addition to nearly 400 storage units, Oxnard MeatHead Mini Storage offers wine lovers a place to store up to 350 cases of their favorite […]

Heard it On the Grapevine: River Ridge Tasting Room Brings International Flavors to Oxnard

Heard it On the Grapevine: River Ridge Tasting Room Brings International Flavors to Oxnard

By Raven West Two dozen VIP guests were treated to an International Wine Tasting extravaganza at the River Ridge Tasting Room, located at the River Ridge Golf Course in Oxnard. Bob Mazzola, Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET Level II), the regional sales manager of Carolina Wine Brands poured imported selections from the Santa Carolina vineyard […]

Heard it On the Grapevine: Magnavino Cellars Hosts a Verily Good Time

Heard it On the Grapevine:  Magnavino Cellars Hosts a Verily Good Time

By Raven West Several hundred of Rob and Barbara Wagner’s closest friends were invited to “Castle Magnavino” to enjoy a Medieval style celebration at Magnavino Cellars’ Renaissance themed wine club member’s pick-up party. Wine club members and guests came dressed in festive medieval costumes. Empty goblets were soon filled with Magnavino’ s finest selection of varietals, […]

Getting Tipsy on Laughter

By Raven West James Frey’s “Corks -n-Comedy Night” at the Tasting Room at River Ridge features a stellar line-up of professional comedians who bring their unique brand of humor to Oxnard the third Saturday of the month. On warmer nights, the show is staged outside the River Ridge Golf Course clubhouse. Due to the chillier […]

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