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It’s off to the Fair – The Ventura County Fair on August 5th to August 16th!

It’s off to the Fair – The Ventura County Fair on August 5th to August 16th!

Santa Paula Airport (KSZP) – 85 Years of Flight

Santa Paula Airport (KSZP) – 85 Years of Flight

By Sheryl Hamlin As reported earlier, the August 2 First Sunday at the Santa Paula Airport was a celebration of the airport’s 85th anniversary. Founded in 1930 after the Stock Market Crash, all nineteen of the original investors were farmers. In honor of this important anniversary, Janice Dickenson, grand-daughter-in-law of one the founders, Ralph Dickenson, […]

Old Town Camarillo Association Presents Sunday Cruise 2015— July 26th!

Old Town Camarillo Association Presents Sunday Cruise 2015— July 26th!

The monthly event, which formerly was held on Friday evenings, has now been moved to Sunday afternoons and brings a line-up of specialty cars from 1980 and older. The remaining dates are:  July 26, August 23, September 27 and October 25 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. “We wanted to make the car cruise a more […]

Visit pirates who have commandeered the Schooner Bill of Rights

By George Miller The schooner Bill of Rights was home-ported in Channel Islands Harbor for years, before being sold to a private group a couple of years ago when the owners couldn’t continue to own her. South Bayfront Sailing Association now keeps her going, based in Chula Vista, via a volunteer crew and whatever funds […]

Anecdotes from Agriculture Aviation

Anecdotes from Agriculture Aviation

By Sheryl Hamlin The recently opened Ag Air Exhibit was the backdrop for the panel on July 10, 2015 at Santa Paula’s Agriculture Museum. The exhibit features historic photos and film from Ventura’s use of aviation on farms. The panel featured Marie Murray, Rob Scherzinger, Janice Dickenson, Mitch Stone and Kevin Miskel, plus a wealth […]

John Nava, Entrepreneurial Artist

John Nava, Entrepreneurial Artist

By Sheryl Hamlin Two minutes of John Nava’s gallery talk at the Santa Paula Art Museum on July 9, 2015 revealed just why he had been a tenured professor. Charming, engaging and devoid of hubris, Nava laces his talks with a sense of humor and many contemporary references from popular culture. And the packed, standing […]

Bark Out Loud – More prizes – Fun Fundraiser for Ventura Police K9’s!

Bark Out Loud – More prizes – Fun Fundraiser for Ventura Police K9’s!

MX4D – Jurassic World – An “E” ticket ride!

MX4D – Jurassic World – An “E” ticket ride!

By Raven West I first experienced a 4D movie at Disneyland some 20 years ago. The movie was Captain EO, starring Michael Jackson and Angelica Huston. Seats moved, lasers sparked, smoke blew and it was fun for a seventeen minute amusement park attraction. But that’s all it was; an amusement park attraction which closed in […]

Meet the Comics: 4th Annual Bark Out Loud K9 Comedy Night and Fundraiser

Meet the Comics: 4th Annual Bark Out Loud K9 Comedy Night and Fundraiser

The Ventura PD K9 unit relies heavily on the support they get from their Bark Out Loud Comedy Night Fundraiser. Meet the comics who will entertain you: A long-time stand-up comic, Fritz Coleman has performed at The Improvisation, The IceHouse and other Southern California comedy clubs.  He’s also a weathercaster for NBC4. Sandy has performed […]

Santa Paula’s Cruise Night 2015 Season Opens

Santa Paula’s Cruise Night 2015 Season Opens

By Sheryl Hamlin A balmy Mediterranean evening welcomed the crowd who came to feast on blocks of collectible cars and culinary treats from Santa Paula’s Main Street restaurants.  Reminiscent of “A CHICKEN IN EVERY POT AND A CAR IN EVERY GARAGE” from the 1928 campaign of Herbert Hoover, drugs food and cars were plentiful. First […]