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The Ventura County Fair is like a meadow

The Ventura County Fair is like a meadow

.   By Tim Pompey This is my fourth year covering the Ventura County Fair, and every year I wonder if I’m going to find something different. The fair is like a meadow. If you return often enough, you’ll notice what’s always there and you’ll notice things missing. There are subtle things, and I think […]

July 4th Celebrations around Ventura County

July 4th Celebrations around Ventura County

From fireworks to street fairs, Ventura County will be exploding with activity during the 4th of July holiday. Here’s a little guide to some of the activities coming to your neighborhood. Conejo Valley 4th of July 5k/10k Run-Walk at Dos Vientos: July 4th, Dos Vientos Community Park, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. 6:00 a.m. (Registration); […]

Naval Base Ventura County Hosts Armed Forces Triathlon

Naval Base Ventura County Hosts Armed Forces Triathlon

.   By Tim Pompey It’s a beautiful Saturday morning. Standing on a beach at Point Mugu’s Naval Base Ventura County, the sand is white and contrasts with the bright azure sky and the sparkling ocean waters. You might say it’s a perfect day to sit in a beach chair and enjoy another beautiful California […]

Swamp Tale Dives into Deep Waters

Swamp Tale Dives into Deep Waters

If there’s any place you travel that sparks your imagination, it’s the swamp lands of the South, and that’s exactly where author Tim Pompey chose to go for his latest book, Mrs. Parsley and the Tale of Mossel’s Farm. Aimed at readers grades three through five, it takes place in the heart of Florida at […]

NFL Play60 Comes to Naval Base Ventura County

NFL Play60 Comes to Naval Base Ventura County

By Tim Pompey Encouraging kids to play is a worthwhile goal. But in this age of video games, getting them outdoors to do it might take some extra work. The National Football League and The Los Angeles Rams brought their Play60 Program to Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) in Port Hueneme on Saturday, May 12 […]

California Strawberry Festival Board Unveils 2018 Poster Art

California Strawberry Festival Board Unveils 2018 Poster Art

  . By Tim Pompey After 35 years, the citizens of Oxnard have come to associate spring strawberry seasons with the California Strawberry Festival. Just as synonymous with the event is the poster art that the Festival commissions. Officially, the announcement of the winner of the poster art kicks off the California Strawberry Festival season. […]

Oxnard Police Department Announces Arrest of Three Suspects for Multiple Homicides and Robberies

Oxnard Police Department Announces Arrest of Three Suspects for Multiple Homicides and Robberies

By Tim Pompey The Oxnard Police Department announced on Thursday, February 28 the arrest of three suspects in the May 16, 2017 robberies and murders of 29-year-old Aaron Austin and 23-year-old Eduardo Leon, both from Oxnard. The suspects arrested were named as: 22-year-old Joel Montijo, 19-year-old Joseph Martinez, and 20-year-old David Flores All three are from […]

Cal Lutheran’s Black Student Union Launches First Soul Fest

Cal Lutheran’s Black Student Union Launches First Soul Fest

    By Tim Pompey It’s a cool February afternoon at Kingsmen Park as volunteers mill around and prepare for California Lutheran University’s first annual Soul Fest. Not exactly the toasty environment you usually associate with Thousand Oaks, but it hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of members of the campus’s Black Student Union, who are helping […]

Thomas Fire Benefit Draws Packed House

Thomas Fire Benefit Draws Packed House

  By Tim Pompey Saturday, February 3: The VIP line to get into the Thomas Fire Benefit Festival stretched almost two city blocks. From the festival’s entrance at Plaza Park in downtown Ventura, ticketholders snaked north on Chestnut and east on Main all the way to Fir Street, and still they came. Later in the […]

Santa Paula Family Loses Cider Business to Thomas Fire

Santa Paula Family Loses Cider Business to Thomas Fire

By Tim Pompey When you think of the Thomas Fire, you are struck by the size. 281,893 acres burned. 1,063 structures destroyed. Another 280 damaged. At its peak, 8,500 firefighters fought the blaze, the largest mobilization of firefighters for any wildfire in California history. What you tend to overlook are the individual stories of people […]

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