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BB King was the star of 2015 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

By George Miller Yes, you read that right. This year’s festival was another rompin,’ stompin’  event, as always. But a true giant of The Blues passed on very recently, at 89 after a long, wonderful career pleasing  millions. The legendary BB King was honored by every single Blues group we saw perform. All had some form of tribute for […]

Port Hueneme: Farmers Market, Walking Pier, Whitest Beaches–Memorial Day Weekend

Port Hueneme: Farmers Market, Walking Pier, Whitest Beaches–Memorial Day Weekend

By Sheryl Hamlin Memorial Day Weekend 2015   Cool, sunny days perfect for pier walking, people watching, mouth watering locally grown strawberries, fresh bread, delicious food and coffee, all of which was to be enjoyed at the Port Hueneme Farmers Market. This pier was damaged in 2014 and out of commission for almost one year. […]

CA Strawberry Festival: Bigger & better in 2015

CA Strawberry Festival: Bigger & better in 2015

By George Miller The Strawberry festival never disappoints- it was big, raucous and loud this year. We didn’t get a count, but you can see from the pictures that it had a very good crowd. Previous events have had over 70,000. This year’s event was probably in that range. This is THE biggest event in […]

Come Drink in the View at the 29th Annual Ojai Wine Festival

Come Drink in the View at the 29th Annual Ojai Wine Festival

By Raven West Want to get away from the city grind and have a delightful weekend? Escape to peaceful Ojai and have some fun at the Ojai Wine Festival happening June 14th, 2015. Don’t miss out on all the fun at the largest wine festival in the Ojai and Ventura area. The Ojai Wine Festival […]

A whale of a day at Zuma Beach

A whale of a day at Zuma Beach

By Pete Padilla Editor’s note: Pete’s retired, so he has lots of time to pursue his hobbies.  Photography is a particular passion he’s been pursuing most of his life, including a stint as base photographer in the Air Force.He has scads of local/regional photos: seascapes, landscapes, miscellaneous, also Native American subjects.  This week, he was down […]

A Pictorial–Around the County with Donna Hendricks: Port Hueneme Pier

A Pictorial–Around the County with Donna Hendricks: Port Hueneme Pier

By Donna Hendricks Here are some pics I took today at the Hueneme Pier. It’s to nice to have that pier back! I was surprised to see Anacapa Island out there; you couldn’t see Santa Cruz.  (The Pier had to undergo repairs after four pylons were damaged by a high tide in late April 2014) […]

Weave a Resilient Life- new book by career USAF man

Weave a Resilient Life- new book by career USAF man

  By George Miller On this segment (5-6-15) of the Good Morning Oxnard Show-  Host Peter Godinez interviews Dr. Dale Weaver, USAF (ret) on his new book “Weave a Resolute Life,” a compelling life story It’s about resilience–overcoming adversity and bouncing back from life’s hardships. There are 11 chapters, each covering a different phase of […]

RAVEN WEST’S HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE: 29th Annual Ojai Wine Festival–June 14, 2015,12-4 pm @ Lake Casitas.

RAVEN WEST’S HEARD IT ON THE GRAPEVINE: 29th Annual Ojai Wine Festival–June 14, 2015,12-4 pm @ Lake Casitas.

By Raven West From its humble beginning in 1987, ambulance the Ojai Wine Festival has grown into a leading regional event attracting about 5,000 people from throughout the central coast and southern California. The festival has played a role in introducing people to the bounty of Ojai, which has been named by Sunset Magazine as […]

RAVEN WEST’S HEARD ON THE GRAPEVINE: Music, Chicken, Pretzels, Burgers and Beer

RAVEN WEST’S HEARD ON THE GRAPEVINE: Music, Chicken, Pretzels, Burgers and Beer

By Raven West That’s how one festival participant and beer enthusiast perfectly described the 2nd Annual Hops and Hamburgers Music Festival held at the Connections. There was plenty of live music performed on two stages, case Burt’s Chicken Fingers and Garlic Fries, diagnosis Deep-Fried Pretzels. Burt’s Bad @ss Burgers were served and, of course, beer, […]

Sweets at the Beach culinary competition- Oxnard High School District

Sweets at the Beach culinary competition- Oxnard High School District

By George Miller KADYTV recorded the first annual Oxnard High School District Culinary Academy “Top Chef’” Competition at the beautiful oceanfront Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort in Oxnard. The school district has established 22 career academies to prepare its students for real-world jobs by teaching real world skills. Pacifica and Rio Mesa High Schools each house […]