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– Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer nancy@ventanamonthly.com W hat do you get when a renowned architect becomes his own client? A dream house of extraordinary vision, as seen on our cover. Scott Johnson created a “country house” in Ojai that is vastly different...
By Mike Nelson | Photos by Viktor Budnik Roya Alt’s appreciation for art can be traced to her formative years in Marina del Rey, when family time often meant a trip to a local art gallery. “The County Museum of Art...
Clean lines and sustainable design define the magnificent Wall House in Ojai. BY Mark Storer | Photos By Michael Montano The shifting landscapes and seismic heaving of the American dream during the past 40 years has rocked the earliest visions of the...
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...
Descanso Gardens is a vibrant island of natural beauty in a sea of urban development. BY NANCY D. LACKEY SHAFFER La Canada Flintridge is merely 20 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, but feels like an oasis of calm in the commotion of...
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...
Story and photos by Chuck Graham I left the Whitney Portal Trailhead right at midnight, the sheer granite gorge brightening under another starry Eastern Sierra night. Elevation at the trailhead is just under 8,400 feet, and the summit of Mount...
By Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer | All photos courtesy Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach Oxnard’s Mandalay Beach is one of the prettiest seaside spots in Ventura County. The view seems to stretch on forever, the waves crash majestically against the...
Story by By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski and photos by Dave Karasinski Simply put: Quebec City is magical. Filled with charm, charisma and a happy spirit, the city is bustling at midnight, with revelers spilling out of bars and restaurants. They kiss each...
By Tim Pompey | Photos by Viktor Budnik Its manicured walls and gates sit quietly near the intersection of Thompson Boulevard and Ash Street. A former commercial motel in downtown Ventura, its history since 2009 has involved working with homeless...