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Reminder: Simi Cajun & Blues Festival THIS weekend!

Reminder: Simi Cajun & Blues Festival THIS weekend!

  ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND, SWAMP DOGG, JOHN MAYALL, CANNED HEAT, C.J. CHENIER, GUITAR SHORTY HEADLINE 25th ANNUAL SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES MUSIC FESTIVAL, SATURDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 24-25  Los Angeles area’s largest Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and Roots Music festival, held over Memorial Day weekend, features two stages, a Mardi Gras parade, kids’ activities, […]

Robert B. Parker – My All Time Favorite Author (except for all the others)

Robert B. Parker – My All Time Favorite Author (except for all the others)

By David Stewart I retired about a year or so ago.  It was kind of a staged retirement as I worked part time for the Company I retired from.  I was the old guy who knew where to bang the obscure pipe.  Retirement became an opportunity to pursue one of my favorite pastimes, to read […]

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

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

“Over a bottle of wine, many a friend is found” By Raven West At first glance, you may be amazed at the maze painted in bright red on the wall above the rows of wine in the tasting room at Labyrinth Winery. It will only take a moment for owners Ed and Stephanie Schwartz to […]

Plan B Wine Cellars–Heard It On The Grapevine–What’s up, What’s hot, Ventura County’s Local Wineries

Plan B Wine Cellars–Heard It On The Grapevine–What’s up, What’s hot, Ventura County’s Local Wineries

Raise your glasses high and “Toast the Train” as it passes by…the tasting room that is…at Plan B Wine Cellars in Ventura.

San Vicente Cellars–Heard It On The Grapevine–What’s up, What’s hot, Ventura County’s Local Wineries

San Vicente Cellars–Heard It On The Grapevine–What’s up, What’s hot, Ventura County’s Local Wineries

By Raven West For those old enough to remember Lucille Ball’s hysterical wine-stomping adventure and who wished to have such bare-footed fun in a vat of grapes, advice San Vicente Cellars in Camarillo will make your dream come true.   The fun doesn’t stop with the stomping! Winemaker and founder Vince Pantess and his wife […]

THE GOLD RUSH at the Civic Arts Plaza

THE GOLD RUSH at the Civic Arts Plaza

GOLD COAST THEATRE CONSERVATORY 1115 El Monte Blvd. Thousand Oaks, CA  91362 Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory Presents THE GOLD RUSH at the Civic Arts Plaza And at the Autry Western Heritage Museum  THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – On Thursday, May 8, 2014, Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory students will present the play “The Gold Rush” at 11:00 […]

Cantara Cellars–Heard It On The Grapevine–What’s up, What’s hot, Ventura County’s Local Wineries

Cantara Cellars–Heard It On The Grapevine–What’s up, What’s hot, Ventura County’s Local Wineries

Cantara Cellars By Raven West   One of the first wineries in Camarillo, Cantara Cellars is truly a family affair. Owners Chris Brown, her husband and wine maker Mike, along with their son Jesse turned their family’s passion for great wine into a thriving commercial winery and tasting room located right off the 101 freeway. […]

April 25th–Deadline for nominations for ArtWalk Ventura’s Artist of Distinction

April 25th–Deadline for nominations for ArtWalk Ventura’s Artist of Distinction

ArtWalk Ventura, July 19-20 ArtWalk Ventura, a two-day celebration of Ventura’s thriving arts community, returns for its 21st year the weekend of July 19-20. This signature event will take to the streets of Ventura’s historic Downtown and Westside Cultural District as patrons enjoy a free, self-guided tour of dozens of professional exhibits, pop-up studios and […]

Santa Paula Police–Explorer Program

Santa Paula Police–Explorer Program

The Santa Paula Police Department wants to let the community know about their Explorer Program for 14 to 20 year old teens and adults. This is a program that gives them an opportunity to introduce themselves to the world of law enforcement. The only criteria is that they don’t have a serious criminal record and […]

Apply Now for Ventura City Council Advisory Board, Commission and Committee Volunteer Positions

Apply Now for Ventura City Council Advisory Board, Commission and Committee Volunteer Positions