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Book Review: Not Cool by Greg Gutfeld

Book Review: Not Cool by Greg Gutfeld

Not Cool –  by Greg Gutfeld The Hipster Elite and Their War on You Description from Amazon.com: Behind every awful, dangerous decision lurks one evil beast: the Cool.    From politics to the personal, from fashion to food, from the campus to the locker room, the desire to be cool has infected  all aspects of our […]

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

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

By Raven West Winemakers know the best wines are made from grapes grown on vines with strong roots. And when the roots of the winemaker’s family are just as strong, you can be certain that the wine they produce is full of love and pride expected of such a family. Such is the long heritage […]

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

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

  By Raven West If you ever wanted to have the perfect relationship with a bottle of wine, visit Linda Hunter, the proprietor of The Wine Closet, a warm, intimate tasting room located in Old Town Camarillo. The unofficial “Wine Matchmaker”, Linda prides herself on not only knowing the vintage, region and winery from where […]

The food trucks are coming! The food trucks are coming!

The food trucks are coming!  The food trucks are coming!

By George Miller When I was growing up in New York, there were aluminum food trucks, which showed up near schools, strategic street locations and events. The food was mostly so bad that we called them “Roach Coaches.” Not so anymore with well-equipped modern food trucks with “gourmet” menus, such as the fleet of them […]

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 […]