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Local Author Releases Two New Books

Local Author Releases Two New Books

Oxnard 4th of July fireworks

Oxnard 4th of July fireworks

By George Miller For a city that’s broke, Oxnard put on a heckuva fireworks show last night at Channel Islands Harbor for Independence Day. It went 37 minutes and blew hundreds of rockets to smithereens, much to the delight of a huge festive crowd lining harbor shores, on the water and elsewhere.  No charge to get […]

Murphy Museum – The Great Outdoors in Vintage Trailers

Murphy Museum – The Great Outdoors in Vintage Trailers

More cars and more people, according to David Neel, owner of the Murphy Museum in Oxnard, the June 27, 2015 show exceeded previous shows in both attendance and vehicles. The theme of the show was “The Great Outdoors” and indeed the owners of the trailers enjoyed sharing camping stories and outdoor regalia. A most charming […]

MX4D – Jurassic World – An “E” ticket ride!

MX4D – Jurassic World – An “E” ticket ride!

By Raven West I first experienced a 4D movie at Disneyland some 20 years ago. The movie was Captain EO, starring Michael Jackson and Angelica Huston. Seats moved, lasers sparked, smoke blew and it was fun for a seventeen minute amusement park attraction. But that’s all it was; an amusement park attraction which closed in […]

Meet the Comics: 4th Annual Bark Out Loud K9 Comedy Night and Fundraiser

Meet the Comics: 4th Annual Bark Out Loud K9 Comedy Night and Fundraiser

The Ventura PD K9 unit relies heavily on the support they get from their Bark Out Loud Comedy Night Fundraiser. Meet the comics who will entertain you: A long-time stand-up comic, Fritz Coleman has performed at The Improvisation, The IceHouse and other Southern California comedy clubs.  He’s also a weathercaster for NBC4. Sandy has performed […]

Ojai Throws a PARTY! The 29th Annual Ojai Wine Festival

Ojai Throws a PARTY! The 29th Annual Ojai Wine Festival

By Raven West Music was playing, wines were pouring, beer was flowing and the 3,000 attendees of the 29th Annual Ojai Wine Festival were all hanging out and enjoying it all.   Barefoot’s Ambassador Randy Arnold welcomed the VIPs at the Grand Entrance with a glass of Bubby Brut, a strawberry and a wide smile. […]

A pictorial through Trinity Alps National Forest

A pictorial through Trinity Alps National Forest

Volunteers in Dirt: Ventura County Master Gardener Program

Volunteers in Dirt:  Ventura County Master Gardener Program

By Sheryl Hamlin As part of the UCCE (University of California Cooperative Education), which is a division of the UCANR (University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources Division), the Master Gardener Program of Ventura County is steeped with academia. Because Agriculture is an important sector in the economy of the state of California, UCANR has […]

Eat, Drink, Dance, All For A Very Good Cause

Eat, Drink, Dance, All For A Very Good Cause

By Raven West More than 4, find 500 wine, beer and food lovers from all over Southern California came out in picture-perfect weather to attend the 22nd Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival. VIP attendees were on hand early to see Executive Chefs from all over compete in the 5th Annual “Yummies […]

Ventura County Garden Club Installs 2015/2016 Officers

Ventura County Garden Club Installs 2015/2016 Officers

By Sheryl Hamlin On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, the Ventura County Garden Club installed new officers for the 2015/2016 club year. Forty gardeners enjoyed lunch at the Saticoy Country Club thanks to member Linda Kelly who sponsored the luncheon.   Each year, the club raises money through plant sales for a designated beautification project. Last […]