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Spotlight on Business | Winning the Game of Games — Zander’s Game House in Camarillo

Spotlight on Business | Winning the Game of Games — Zander’s Game House in Camarillo

    By Raven West After spending more than 25 years as the Corporate Operations Trainer with Pleasant Holidays in Westlake Village, Jeanne Sikoff, owner of Zander’s Game House on Ventura Boulevard. in Old Town Camarillo, founded she needed more in her life than just driving to work, working, then driving home. “I grew up in […]

Ventura Food Tour – an Experience in Food and History

Ventura Food Tour – an Experience in Food and History

    By Raven West For over six years Allison Costa, owner of Ventura Food Tours and Santa Barbara Tasting Tours, has been running food tours in Ventura, Ojai and Santa Barbara. If you’re thinking a food tour is going to be a “walk, stop and eat” experience, you will be pleasantly surprised at how much […]

Calling All Ex-New Yorkers – Get Your Authentic Pizza HERE!

Calling All Ex-New Yorkers – Get Your Authentic Pizza HERE!

    By (ex-New Yorker Raven West) There are many reasons why New Yorkers love California. 78 vs 29 degrees in January, watching Monday night football with dinner at 6pm or celebrating New Year’s Eve at 9pm and at Midnight! California is a beautiful state, except for one minor complaint. You can’t get a decent […]

A Hanukkah Miracle for Modern Times

A Hanukkah Miracle for Modern Times

*Editor’s Note: Even though the holiday has passed this story has a timeless lesson for us all.  Happy Holidays.   By Raven West   Jewish holidays are relatively stress free. We don’t have on “eve” or one “morning”, we have an entire week. 8 days of Passover, 8 nights of Hanukkah, ya miss one, you’ve got […]

You’ve Got to Sweat the Small Stuff

You’ve Got to Sweat the Small Stuff

  . By Raven West The other night, my fourteen year old daughter and I, had a fierce argument. Nothing unusual for a teenager to disagree with a parent, however this wasn’t the usual difference of opinion about keeping her room clean, or staying out past curfew. This was about my reaction to her new […]

YES on Prop 6 Rally Exposes Government Deception

YES on Prop 6 Rally Exposes Government Deception

by Raven West   Under a bright and sunny Camarillo sky, Carl DeMaio Chairman of Reform California addressed a fired up crowd of over 125 voters who woke up early on a Saturday morning to support YES on Prop 6 – Repeal the Gas Tax. Proposition 6 would not only repeal the gas tax and […]

Making the “Field of Dreams” a Reality for Special Needs Children of all Ages

Making the “Field of Dreams” a Reality for Special Needs Children of all Ages

  . By Raven West In the classic 1989 movie “Field of Dreams”, Ray (Kevin Costner) hears a mysterious voice telling him “If you build it, he will come.” Without knowing who the “he” was, Ray became obsessed with building the “it”; a baseball diamond, in the middle of an Ohio cornfield. The “he” was […]

Raven West guest story teller on the USA Network’s Ventura Storytellers Project- Holidays and Family

Raven West guest story teller on the USA Network’s Ventura Storytellers Project- Holidays and Family

On Wednesday, November 7th, our own Raven West will be a featured story teller for the USA Network’s Ventura Storytellers Project- Holidays and Family! Come hear Raven West tell her family’s real account of a “Hanukkah Miracle for Modern Times” The live show will be held at the Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Rd, Camarillo, […]

A Little Bite of Sweetness Comes to Camarillo

A Little Bite of Sweetness Comes to Camarillo

  . By Raven West In today’s world of home based baked goods, huge supermarket bakeries and on-line ordering, it would seem opening a brick and mortar cupcake bakery would be an almost impossible dream. But Gina Stymacher made her dream a reality when she followed her passion for baking and personal contact, opening Camarillo […]

Transform Your Living Room Into a Private Tasting Room!

Transform Your Living Room Into a Private Tasting Room!

By Raven West Too busy to travel to Napa or France for wine tasting, why not let Napa Valley and Burgundy wines come to you? Bin110 Wines is a wine lovers dreams come true, in home wine tastings. Not just Napa Valley wines, but wines from Sonoma’s famous Russian River Valley or Los Carneros region. […]

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