“History can be our guide”

by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer Local historian Cynthia Thompson is thoroughly versed in all things related to Ventura County. The author of numerous books on local history and a founding...

Care When It Counts

By Karen Lindell  |  Photos by Dina Pielaet The team at the Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) Trauma Center is like a NASCAR pit crew during the golden hour. The mixed...

Exquisite Intricacy

Talking with mosaic artist Frank Bauer. by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer Frank Bauer piece is unmistakable. His tile mosaics are carefully calibrated, vibrant rainbows of color and composition where every aspect...

Afternoon Tea Party

Take a tea break from ordinary to elegant with these delicate delights. By Emily Chavez  |  Photos by Luis Chavez As much as I do enjoy an “ordinary everyday afternoon tea,”...

Aerial Tribute

St. John’s Regional Medical Center On the morning of Saturday, April 25, staff at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard got a high-flying surprise: four airplanes soaring overhead in...

Trekking into Biodiversity

Story and photos by Chuck Graham t wasn’t rain falling in the rainforest of the Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, but it was raining leaves,...