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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 […]

Traveling Portugal with photographer David Pu’u

Traveling Portugal with photographer David Pu’u

By David Pu’u A little background on this trip.  I actually have never been to Europe. Part of my family came from this place where I am writing, a couple hundred years ago. The family name was Miguel. My ancestor had made his way to Hawaii, and married into a Hawaiian family. Much to ponder […]

PAL national boxing championship continues in Oxnard

PAL national boxing championship continues in Oxnard

By George Miller Event action is going on all week, from 6-10 PM through Saturday. This is the 40th Anniversary of this event, going on right now in Oxnard, held here multiple times, including last year and also planned for next year. Terrel Harrison, Oxnard PAL Director and California PAL (Police Activities League) Board President, […]

National Boxing Championship live stream video link: today through Saturday

National Boxing Championship live stream video link: today through Saturday

By George Miller As we previously reported, the PAL National Boxing Championship is underway this week. Here’s the video link. Better yet, actually go there- 350 S. K St. Oxnard -PAL gym at old high school- and actually see it for real- meet Olympic and national champions, coaches! Here is the livestreaming link:   http://oxnardpalboxing.com/palboxingwp/the-national-pal-boxing-tournament-streaming-live-at-6-pm-pst/ Download details […]