Big Rock Nature Preserve Nature lovers of all ages turned out for the pollinator planting party. In Saturday, March 30, beneath sunny skies, the Ventura Land Trust hosted its Fourth Annual Monarch Madness pollinator planting party. This family-friendly public event took...
By Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer | Photos by Viktor Budnik My goal has always been to be healthy,” says Audrey Walzer, longtime yoga teacher and founder of Camarillo-Somis Yoga and Mindfulness.  That singular aim has taken her on a long and...
Easterseals Southern California/ Photo by Reggie Ige On Wednesday, Nov. 3, Easterseals Southern California held an Open House in celebration of the official opening of its newly renovated and expanded Child Development Center in Ventura. The newly renovated space includes...
Safe Passage Youth Foundation turns “at risk” to “at promise.” By Madeline Nathaus afe Passage Youth Foundation, Thousand Oaks’ 2021 nonprofit of the year, is keeping Ventura County kids out of gangs and turning “at risk youth” to “at promise youth”...
By Marina Dunbar One of the many amazing aspects of living in Ventura County is our rich diversity. Of course, a Ventura native can always point to the diversity of our cultures and people, but one may not be aware...
Ventura poet Marsha de la O distills magic from the pain, joy and bewilderment of everyday life. By Leslie A. Westbrook Petite, with a lovely infectious giggle, Marsha de la O reminds me of a songbird. Her songs are poems and...
OLIVAS ADOBE O n Aug. 16, Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP)OLIVAS  hosted its annual Night in Oaxaca at Olivas Adobe in Ventura. This celebration of Oaxacan culture featured traditional music and dance as well as a delicious dinner made up...
Ventura High School All photos courtesy Ventura Unified School District Ventura High School’s Reader’s Faire is a long-standing tradition organized annually by students in the 10th grade Honors English classes. VHS students write, illustrate and publish original children’s books, which they...
Museum of Ventura County The Museum of Ventura County held the First Annual Bridge Builder Award Gala on April 27. The award celebrates the accomplishments of local leaders who have made a significant impact on the community. The first-ever honorees...
By Emily Dodi You can tell time through the history of art, explains Yessíca Torres, the founder and chief curator of Dab Art Co. All of human experience can be traced through the brush strokes, the curves of stone or the...