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Ventura Rebuilds Green Expo, Saturday, June 16

Ventura Rebuilds Green Expo, Saturday, June 16

The City of  Ventura Community Development Department and Environmental Sustainability Division are hosting a Ventura Strong Rebuilds Green Expo on Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 11am-3pm in the Atrium at City Hall, 501 Poli Street, Ventura. This expo is for residents in the city of Ventura who have been severely affected by the Thomas Fire, […]

Thomas Fire Victims Demand Answers from City Council

Thomas Fire Victims Demand Answers from City Council

By Lori Denman-Underhill Tears flowed like water as Thomas Fire victims asked City Council members for answers. Where was the water that evening? All city council members and mayor, who were in attendance for the Ventura City Council meeting on the evening of June 4. Ironically, the council showed a video about water to kick […]

A Town Turned Upside Down

A Town Turned Upside Down

By Lori Denman-Underhill In the long run, there may be a method to the madness of homeless vagrancy. Tactics to decrease endless crime may be shown to the city by local business owners of Ventura, who are aiming to take back their town. There are numerous businesses that are speaking up against vagrancy issues. This […]

Homeless Who Accept Salvation; Vagrants Who Don’t

Homeless Who Accept Salvation; Vagrants Who Don’t

By Lori Denman-Underhill One group that works hard to help the homeless, on and off the streets, is the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter and Ventura Transitional Living Center. The group goes above and beyond the call of duty for any homeless man or woman looking to find their way. Services include a shelter with 12 […]

Ventura Homelessness | The Present of More Presence

Ventura Homelessness | The Present of More Presence

By Lori Denman-Underhill There is an ongoing discussion in many cities, including Ventura. Is an increased presence of police officers a present, when dealing with a subset of the homeless causing crime? There are two sides of the discussion representing varying opinions from the community. One one side, many are concerned with the subset of […]

California Beer Festival

California Beer Festival

     10 YEAR CELEBRATION!                                          The California Beer Festival’s 10 Year Anniversary!  Downtown Ventura, Plaza Park September 15 & 16  TWO Days Of Live Entertainment! Saturday Boots & Brews Country Concert (Artist To Be Announced […]

Ventura City Council Discusses City Improvements

Ventura City Council Discusses City Improvements

By Lori Denman-Underhill The Ventura City Council meeting on May 21 opened up with a positive video, which was provided by Ventura Unified School District’s “Character Development Program,” called “Mayor for a Moment.” The program asked a fifth grader, Holland Campbell, from Lincoln Elementary School to write an essay based on the May theme, “Self […]

Surf ‘n’ Suds Ventura Serves Up Top Brews and Tunes

Surf ‘n’ Suds Ventura Serves Up Top Brews and Tunes

By Lori Denman-Underhill There was no better way to celebrate a weekend in Ventura than attending the Surf ‘n’ Suds Beer Festival. Surf ‘n’ Suds started in Carpinteria six years ago and celebrated their fourth year in Ventura this past weekend at San Buenaventura State Beach on Sunday, May 18. The event was created by […]

Patrol Task Force Offers Insight on Homeless

Patrol Task Force Offers Insight on Homeless

By Lori Denman-Underhill In order to help a person, the one who is aiming to assist should literally, dive deep into their world and investigate their environment. The homeless issue of Ventura includes aspects that are evident from an outside perspective. However, many people in the community engage themselves one-on-one, in an effort to learn […]

Footworks Youth Ballet

Footworks Youth Ballet

Ventura’s Footworks Youth Ballet is proud to present three very different ballets this spring starting with PETER AND THE WOLF by Sergei Prokofiev. Come see this lively performance with the usual characters—the Wolf, Peter, Grandfather, the Bird, the Cat, and Ducks—as well as leaping Frogs, Villagers, Squirrels and Hunters. The story takes an unexpected twist at the […]