Jeff Hull, the owner, designer and driving force behind Jeff Hull Custom Boats in Ventura, is as relentless as the waves his custom boats are designed to ride. Every boat-building project he takes on is made to order, and...
by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer  |  Photos by Corban Campbell   Jeff Hull, the owner, designer and driving force behind Jeff Hull Custom Boats in Ventura, is as relentless as the waves his custom boats are designed to ride. Every boat-building...
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 from Minnesota to Australia, and more than two decades of...
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 of thousands of Ventura County residents since its inception in...
By Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer Photos by Luis Chavez Mike Adams of Santa Paula Craftsman did something many of us only dream about: He left his corporate job to follow his creative passion. The one-time database administrator and private investigator exchanged...
by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer Photos by Luis Chavez Missy Drayton is living la dolce vita. The owner of Missy’s Cupcake Creations in Ventura has found her sweet spot, baking up cupcakes, donuts and other delectable treats at her bakeshop on...
by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer Local historian Cynthia Thompson is thoroughly versed in all things related to Ventura County. The author of numerous books on local history and a founding member of the San Buenaventura Conservancy, she possesses extensive knowledge...
Talking with mosaic artist Frank Bauer. by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer Frank Bauer piece is unmistakable. His tile mosaics are carefully calibrated, vibrant rainbows of color and composition where every aspect — from the smallest sliver of ceramic to the most...
By Leslie A. Westbrook. Ah, music and love. Such a “loverly” subject. Music inspires. Music can make you fall in love with someone, something or even a place. It can make you cry. Movies would be boring without music. Music...
Ojai historian Craig Walker reflects on the life, legacy and impact of Krishnamurti. By Emily Dodi The Ojai Music Festival, the Ranch House restaurant, the Ojai Meadow and other well-known Ojai institutions would most likely not exist if it hadn’t been...