Beneath The Surface

By Emily Dodi. One of Christine Ren’s first memories is of being a little girl at the community pool in rural Pennsylvania where she grew up. She hadn’t yet...

Bring on the Bubbly!

Ringing in the New Year with a deeper appreciation for the pinot noir grape. STORY BY LESLIE A. WESTBROOK I recently developed a new appreciation for the wine in my glass...

Ticket To Adventure

The Fillmore and Western Railway recreates the excitement and enchantment of train travel. BY MARK STORER Trains are an American myth. With the stature of Arthurian legend, trains resonate now (mostly...

Just Desserts

Make the most wonderful time of the year even sweeter with these decadent recipes. INTRO BY NANCY D. LACKEY SHAFFER PHOTOS BY VIKTOR BUDNIK The holidays simply aren’t complete without something sweet....

THE HAND THAT ROCKED “THE CRADLE OF THE NEW CIVILIZATION”

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...

Best Day EVER!

The Best Day Foundation creates unforgettable experiences for children with special needs. By Leslie A. Westbrook Everybody could use a “best buddy” and a fun day in the sun learning new...