By Alex Wilson  |  Photos by Luis Chavez journey to England provided inspiration for an Oxnard family to replace their backyard lawn with a more natural and seasonal meadow-style garden. Catherine Lewis and her husband Wayne joined a garden tour with...
By Leslie A. Westbrook  |  photos by Luis Chavez he Hopi carve and paint Kachina dolls that are given to children to learn the spiritual and religious significance attached to them. Any sensitive person who has encountered these emblems can...
By Chuck Graham. The two weathered, wave-battered sea stacks were prominent on the western horizon. Jutting 100 feet high and just off the beach at Willows Anchorage on the south side of Santa Cruz Island, they were an incredible site...
The Fillmore and Western Railway recreates the excitement and enchantment of train travel. BY MARK STORER Trains are an American myth. With the stature of Arthurian legend, trains resonate now (mostly in the minds of people of a certain age) with...
connects kids to their natural world. By Kit Stolz avid White, a biologist and educator, leads the Once Upon a Watershed environmental education group that works to connect school children in Ojai and Ventura with their watershed around the Ventura River,...
Actress and director Jessi May Stevenson finds truth at the eye of the emotional storm. By Emily Dodi, Photos by Michael Montano can’t not do this,” says actor and director Jessi May Stevenson. “I can’t not be a lizard.” Stevenson is referring...
Laughter yoga exercises the funny bone for a variety of health benefits. By Mike Nelson Photo by Mike Baker LET IT GO: There’s no room for embarrassment during a laughter yoga session, where getting silly is the point – and the prescription...