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“Not trying is the kiss of death” : Maestro Michael Christie embraces the new...

by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer When Michael Christie joined New West Symphony as music director in 2019, he brought with him a Grammy Award, a career that spanned the globe...

Museum of Ventura County and Ventura Botanical Gardens

This fall, the Museum of Ventura County and the Ventura Botanical Gardens collaborated to present Arte Forastero, an outdoor sculpture exhibit including more than 20 fine works of contemporary...

Orchard fresh: Anna’s Cider puts Santa Paula on the microbrew map.

By Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer While the California beer boom has been going strong for decades — San Francisco’s Anchor Steam showed up on the scene in 1971, long before...

Tri-county nonprofit supports the whole family in the face of pediatric cancer.

By Daphne Khalida Kilea At 15, Andy Casas of Moorpark was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer (high-grade osteosarcoma). He is now cancer free, but during his lengthy...

Warm up with these wine-laced winter recipes.

By Emily Chavez Winter at home this year is warmed up with boozy bakes. Whether you plan to serve these on your own table or make care packages for your...

Food Share’s Monica White fights food insecurity in Ventura County

by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer Food Share of Ventura County fulfills a vital purpose: Providing food to the many people in the area who need it. That amounts to hundreds...