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The Ghosts of Ventura County

The Ghosts of Ventura County

By Richard Senate I have been searching for ghosts in Ventura County since 1978 and in the decades of my investigations I have found several places where ghosts seem to gather and been seen over and over again. As it is the Halloween season I have assembled a list of 13 places that are haunted […]

The California Wine Club – Delivering Great Wine to Your Door for Nearly 25 Years

The California Wine Club – Delivering Great Wine to Your Door for Nearly 25 Years

By Raven West Wine, wine everywhere …. there’s wine up and down the California coast and not nearly enough time for wine lovers to try every one. Chris and Pam Boring, founders of The California Wine Club, located right here in Oxnard have the solution. They travel the world tasting, selecting and bringing home selected […]

“Kinetic Sculpture” Race held at Ventura Harbor

“Kinetic Sculpture” Race held at Ventura Harbor

By George Miller The wacky, whimsical “Kinetic Sculpture” Race is really quite a spectacle. It was nice to get out and see something besides politicians, elections, crime and a flat economy, for a change. We’ll take any excuse to visit beautiful Ventura Harbor and this was as good as any. Seven intrepid entries showed up and started out. Not […]

Clos des Amis Vineyard

Clos des Amis Vineyard

By Raven West Clos des Amis A Truly Local Wine Experience… from Grapes to Bottle To Glass Bruce Freeman’s hands are covered with blue stains from the hours he’s spent hand-picking, pressing. and bottling his signature wines at Clos des Amis in Santa Paula. With his commitment to “all things local”, Bruce takes an enormous […]

Dreams of Autumn

Dreams of Autumn

By Debra Tash Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. My husband says that it’s because I like to see landscaping wither and die.  But, really, it’s engrained us, this primal reset, when the seasons shift.  Perhaps they don’t shift here as visibly, and even more so with the prolonged drought, but they […]

“Sideways” in Oxnard- wine trail to the sea

“Sideways” in Oxnard- wine trail to the sea

By George Miller I read Raven West’s new wine column- “A Decade of Decadence Celebrated “Sideways”, touting the 10th anniversary celebration of the Iconic “Sideways” movie.  It motivated me to bring my wife to the Ventura County Wine Trail Sideways celebration in Oxnard. Oxnard??? We stopped off first to visit Rancho Ventavo Cellars, located on 741 South […]

October is National Adopt-A-Dog Month – Check out the deal at the Ventura County Animal Shelter

October is National Adopt-A-Dog Month – Check out the deal at the Ventura County Animal Shelter

Prior CJ Article on VC Animal Shelter Promotion: HERE                            

A Decade of Decadence Celebrated “Sideways”

A Decade of Decadence Celebrated “Sideways”

              Time sure flies when you’re having fun and drinking wine along the Ventura County wine trail! Can you believe that it’s been ten years since the movie “Sideways” made “Merlot” a household word, and a permanent “love it or hate it” topic of conversation? And a perennial competition […]

Oxnard MultiCultural Festival celebrates local diversity

Oxnard MultiCultural Festival celebrates local diversity

By George Miller For the first time, the Festival was held at the shiny new Collection outdoor  mall, just North of 101 off Oxnard Blvd. Saturday at the festival was hot (95 degrees), bright and sunny. There was a fine, wide array of nationalities/cultures represented, even some good ‘ole plain American. The stage was host to dances throughout […]

The Camarillo Old Town Association Wine Walk 2014 – An Anniversary Gift to Us All!

The Camarillo Old Town Association Wine Walk 2014 – An Anniversary Gift to Us All!

                  By Raven West It might have been a celebration of City of Camarillo’s 50th anniversary, but Jonathan Boring, President of the Board for the Old Town Camarillo Association and the merchants in Old Town gave Ventura county wine lovers a fantastic gift; wine tasting from some […]