Quaint to contemporary

By Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer  |  Photos by Luis Chavez The small-town charm of Santa Paula can be felt most prominently in its downtown district. Main Street is lined with...

Neighbors to the North

By Karen Lindell Santa Barbara County’s geography is weird. Which is probably why its wines taste so wonderful. The region’s mountains run east to west rather than north to south, with...

Short List

ALL EVENTS SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC ISLAND PACKERS EXCURSIONS Through August | Ventura and Oxnard Island Packers is in operation and running trips to Channel Islands National Park...

Beyond the Buzz

by Emily Dodi Ojai’s Flying Embers finds a healthy beer alternative with hard kombucha. My wife and kids were evacuated,” Bill Moses says. “I remember the smoke was coming in. The...

A Midsummer Night’s Meal

Fire up the grill for easy and delicious dining al fresco. By Emily Chavez | Photo by Luis Chavez Slowing down, lighting up the grill and focusing on the task at...

(Cup)Cake Walk

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...