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...
Camarillo comedian Jason Love is fighting cancer, one joke at a time. By Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer To local comedy lovers, Jason Love is no stranger. The Camarillo-based funny man has been making the rounds on the Ventura County club circuit...
Lila Francese, founder of OHI Home, offers insight into what makes a house — and a life — more beautiful. BY EMILY DODI L ila Francese of sought-after home staging company OHI Home LLC explains that “the goal of home staging is to...
Ventura acupuncturist Stace Nelson-Hicks discusses the use, efficacy and limitations of herbal remedies. By Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer With the opioid crisis spiraling out of control, suspicions of Big Pharma on the rise and ongoing debate about the best practices for...