Tomols for Our Time

Alan Salazar discusses his Native ancestry, discovering lost knowledge and teaching tomol craftsmanship to a new generation of Chumash. By Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer For 25 years, Alan Salazar — storyteller,...

41st Annual Reader’s Faire

Ventura High School All photos courtesy Ventura Unified School District Ventura High School’s Reader’s Faire is a long-standing tradition organized annually by students in the 10th grade Honors English classes. VHS...

Camp, glamp, fly

Ventura Ranch KOA Holiday promises fine living and adventure in the great outdoors. By Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer | Photos by Viktor Budnik Kampgrounds of America, better known by the acronym...

Short List

HERITAGE SQUARE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES June 16 – Aug. 25 | Oxnard The music and party return to Heritage Square starting on Friday, June 16, at 6 p.m. Get ready for...

By Land and By Sea

June Gloom is in full force right now, but I hope it is not dampening anyone’s summertime spirits. I, personally, am grateful for the clouds and marine layer which...

Virunga’s Natural Wonders: Encounter mountain gorillas in Central Africa

Story and photos by Chuck Graham The 500-pound silverback was hungry. Not hangry...just hungry. As shafts of morning light penetrated the rainforest of the Virunga Mountains in Central Africa, the mountain...