Traveling By Tastebud

– Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer - Email: nancy@ventanamonthly.com Where will you go this summer? Perhaps some of you are already off on adventures — satisfying wanderlust, rescheduling plans and reconnecting with...

Roya Alt: The director of CMATO seeks to connect the community through art.

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...

Short List

PUMPKIN PATCH AT LIMONEIRA RANCH Through Oct. 31 | Santa Paula Fall is here, and what better way to celebrate than with corn mazes, pumpkins and Halloween festivities? The Rotary Club...

A museum, a musician and a consulate walk into a magazine…

  Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer Live music is filling auditoriums, theaters are turning on the lights, festivals have resumed, films are back on the big screen and galleries are inviting the...

Dynamism, duality and cultural richness

By Kathryn Stelmach Artuso Mexican Consulate in Oxnard hosts two commemorative art exhibitions. The eagle wrestling with the snake is one of Mexico’s best known symbols. Yet in the hands of...

“Out of something bad, good things sometimes come”

By Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer Talking with Byrds co-founder, country rock legend and musician extraordinaire Chris Hillman. Chris Hillman is a legend in his own time. The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist...