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Kayak Kruizin’ Anacapa Island

Kayak Kruizin’ Anacapa  Island

ChowderFest 2015 – A Treasure in the Harbor!

ChowderFest 2015 – A Treasure in the Harbor!

By Raven West Pirate Captain Arata, First Mate Wolfe and Pirate “Darcy Blows” greeted an enthusiastic crowd of more than 700 who attended the 1st Annual ChowderFest 2015 to benefit the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard.   Maritime Museum director Julia Chambers and members of the Blue Gavel (an association of former yacht club […]

Citizens Journal photographer wins blue ribbon at VC Fair

By George Miller Let’s all congratulate Donna Hendricks of Ventura, a photographer for CitizensJournal.us, for winning the Blue Ribbon First Award in her category at the Ventura County Fair ths week.  Ms. Hendricks specializes in seascapes and local scenes. She can often be found selling her beautiful wares near the Ventura Pier on Saturdays and at the […]

It’s off to the Fair – The Ventura County Fair on August 5th to August 16th!

It’s off to the Fair – The Ventura County Fair on August 5th to August 16th!

Santa Paula Airport (KSZP) – 85 Years of Flight

Santa Paula Airport (KSZP) – 85 Years of Flight

By Sheryl Hamlin As reported earlier, the August 2 First Sunday at the Santa Paula Airport was a celebration of the airport’s 85th anniversary. Founded in 1930 after the Stock Market Crash, all nineteen of the original investors were farmers. In honor of this important anniversary, Janice Dickenson, grand-daughter-in-law of one the founders, Ralph Dickenson, […]

Ethnic German food in VC? Ja, ja!

Ethnic German food in VC?  Ja, ja!

Restaurant review By George Miller There are many kinds of ethnic food restaurants in the county, chiefly Latino variants (mostly Mexican) , with quite a few Italian and Chinese, some Jewish, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, British, Irish and Middle Eastern fare. There were only two real, sit-down, full-menu German restaurants (sandwich delis not included) in the […]

A HOT Time in the “Ole Town” at the 22nd Oxnard Salsa Festival

A HOT Time in the “Ole Town” at the 22nd Oxnard Salsa Festival

  By Raven West The salsa was spicy, the dancers where hopping and everyone was having the time of their lives at the 22nd Oxnard Salsa Festival! 140 Vendors and more than 7,000 descended on Plaza Park in downtown Oxnard for two days of HOT, HOT, HOT music, entertainment and salsa, salsa SALSA! Matt Sisson, […]

A caliente Salsa Festival this year!

A caliente Salsa Festival this year!

By George Miller The Salsa Festival is one of Oxnard’s BIGGEST, most succesful and enjoyable events, exceeded only by the Strawberry Festival, which has gone really big time. Little Plaza Park wasn’t big enough to accommodate it, so it overflowed onto Fifth and B Streets. Yes, it was definitely caliente (hot) — caliente salsa, caliente music, caliente dancing […]

Old Town Camarillo Association Presents Sunday Cruise 2015— July 26th!

Old Town Camarillo Association Presents Sunday Cruise 2015— July 26th!

The monthly event, which formerly was held on Friday evenings, has now been moved to Sunday afternoons and brings a line-up of specialty cars from 1980 and older. The remaining dates are:  July 26, August 23, September 27 and October 25 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. “We wanted to make the car cruise a more […]

Tequila, Taco Beer Margaritas, Music and More!

Tequila, Taco Beer Margaritas, Music and More!

  Inclement weather could not dampen the spirits of the attendees of the 3rd Annual Tequila & Taco Music Festival held at The Collection at Riverpark in Oxnard. Throughout the day, the crowd of more than 7,000 was entertained by live musicians Zeal Levin, FOREVERLAND, and The Bomb and there was plenty of room to […]