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Cocktails in Havana 2015: Raising funds for Habitat for Humanity–What a Night!

Cocktails in Havana 2015: Raising funds for Habitat for Humanity–What a Night!

Last Friday the Ventura County chapter of Habitat for Humanity held one of its largest fundraising events thus far.  Peter Kalaydjian has hosted the event for four years in his home in the Santa Rosa Valley.  It has since outgrown the space and moved to a nearby venue this time around.   With music from […]

A California Gem: Hozy’s Grill: Cars, Food and Wine

A California Gem: Hozy’s Grill: Cars, Food and Wine

By Sheryl Hamlin Often known as “holy week”, the apex of cars, food and wine in Monterey County, from which we had just returned, was a perfect segue for the grand re-opening of Hozy’s Grill in Santa Paula, California. Hidden in an industrial park in a farming community, Hozy’s Grill channels the same ambiance and […]

‘The Left Never Gives Up’ Mark Levin at the Reagan Library

‘The Left Never Gives Up’ Mark Levin at the Reagan Library

By Debra Tash The tickets to Mark Levin’s August 16th, lecture and dinner sold out in 11 minutes. The syndicated talk show host spoke to a packed house that was all his last night.  Levin isn’t a formal speaker.  The evening started out with a short interview. Levin’s latest book, Plunder and Deceit  debuted as […]

Undercover Reunion Book Signing – Better Response than Movie

Undercover Reunion Book Signing – Better Response than Movie

By Raven West To celebrate the premier of the movie “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” Panaro Brothers presented OPEN CHANEL D – A BOOK SIGNING EVENT with Author Raven West signing her newly released novel Undercover Reunion. David Panaro poured a taste of his Napoleon Solo (Doucette), Illya Kuryakin (Moscato) and the Alexander Waverly (dry Riesling […]

The Winners of the Channel Islands Maritime Museum’s 1st Annual ChowderFest

The Winners of the Channel Islands Maritime Museum’s 1st Annual ChowderFest

     Raven West’s:  ChowderFest 2015 – A Treasure in the Harbor! Judges Choice Brophy Bros. Clam Bar and Restaurant- 1559 Spinnaker Dr. in Ventura People’s Choice award went to – The Lookout Bar and Grill – 2800 Harbor Blvd, Ste B in Oxnard. Congratulations to all the winners. We’ll see you next year!   […]

A Pictorial–Around the County with Donna Hendricks: Sneak Peek at the Wings Over Camarillo air show

A Pictorial–Around the County with Donna Hendricks: Sneak Peek at the Wings Over Camarillo air show

By Donna Hendricks I had the privilege of getting to attend a sneak peek of the Wings Over Camarillo Air Show, which is coming up next weekend- 8/22-23 This year they will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. There were many WWII era planes, cars, and military vehicles.   It was great […]

2015 annual Ventura County Farm Day featured over 20 farms: Saturday, September 26!

2015 annual Ventura County Farm Day featured over 20 farms: Saturday, September 26!

VENTURA COUNTY FARM DAY TO FEATURE BBQ, FREE TOURS, ACTIVITIES, DEMOS & MORE Discover California agriculture first hand and learn about fun farm-specific facts and specialties at SEEAG’s third annual Ventura County Farm Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015. This free event welcomes visitors to enjoy both guided and self-guided tours, hands-on activities and educational […]

More Ventura County Fair photos

More Ventura County Fair photos

By George Miller Pictures say thousands of words. More on the 2015 Ventura County Fair …. This year’s slogan: “A country fair with ocean air”. This work below was one of many in the arts, crafts and photography exhibits, which housed everything from poorly executed banality to masterpieces. There was such variety and creativity, that I […]

Kayak Kruizin’ Anacapa Island

Kayak Kruizin’ Anacapa  Island

ChowderFest 2015 – A Treasure in the Harbor!

ChowderFest 2015 – A Treasure in the Harbor!

By Raven West Pirate Captain Arata, First Mate Wolfe and Pirate “Darcy Blows” greeted an enthusiastic crowd of more than 700 who attended the 1st Annual ChowderFest 2015 to benefit the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard.   Maritime Museum director Julia Chambers and members of the Blue Gavel (an association of former yacht club […]