Crossing Streams

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...

The Best Medicine

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...

Half-Shell Heroes

The Turtle Conservancy works at home and abroad to save turtles and tortoises from extinction. By Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer On Ojai’s East End is a little oasis of beauty and...

A Life In Solution

The hard rock art of Michele Chapin By Emily Dodi, Photos by Cecilia Ortiz It’s a mind blow,” sculptor Michele Chapin says as she gives a tour of Stoneworks Studio and...

From Hurricane To Slow Burn

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...

Beautiful Fermentation

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...