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JAN
17
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Wilderness Course For All

Two hikers flowers Aliso Trail WBC 2016 by Cara PedenThe local Sierra Club’s annual Wilderness Basics Course promises adventure, friendships, confidence, beauty, weather, inspiration, knowledge, tasty food and hardy health.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Two hikers flowers Aliso Trail,  Photo Credit: Cara Peden
 
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JUN
05
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A magical family vacation awaits at Florida's Space Coast

30399596When planning a Florida vacation for the entire family, two things typically first come to mind: winter getaway and busy theme park. Nothing wrong with that, but if you stop there, you're limiting your possibilities.
 
Along the state’s Atlantic coast, there’s another side of Florida that’s waiting to be discovered. With extensive waters, diverse wildlife, enthralling history and countless fun things to do, this is a unique area that will have everyone in the family catching the spirit of adventure. For a vacation that delivers hands-on, memorable experiences, why not pack up the family and explore Florida’s Space Coast?
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FEB
13
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Ventura Pop Up Yoga

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Ventura Pop Up Yoga was started almost 2 years ago by friends by friends Jessy Raspiller and Jen Spencer in Ventura, CA. I happen upon their Instagram account a few months back and reached out to them do an interview for our Spotlight on Businesses series.
 
 
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OCT
26
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Things from Heaven

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Originally posted in December 2009, lost in the virus of 2011, found October 2016. Please enjoy...again.
Before opening their gift shop, the Richardson family was going through hard times. Mr. Richardson was out of work, and nobody was hiring in his field. As a last resort, Keith and Francesca decided they wanted to open a store, but had no clue what kind. 
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OCT
17
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Good To Go Juice

intro juiceA few days ago, I had the opportunity to peer into a lifestyle that I have always been curious about and often envied: life on a food truck. The life I envisioned was a delicious, nomadic, and carefree one, though after an interview with Susannah Pilcher, manager of the Good to Go Juice smoothie and juice bar, I found that while these things may be true, it takes a whole lot of hard work to be successful.
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OCT
04
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Eat This Shoot That: Food and Photo Tours

IMG 0536When I heard about Eat This Shoot That, a food and photo tour of Santa Barbara, I immediately thought it was a genius way to see a city and wanted to take one myself. What could describe a city better than a taste of the local cuisine? And how can these memories be cherished better than by learning the secret to capturing them on camera? I had the opportunity to talk with Tara Jones, the “Owner/Big Cheese” (as her email signature notes) of this four-year-old business. Tara has an extensive background in photography and, like most of us, a great appreciation for food, which gave her the inspiration to open this now very successful tour concept. I got the chance to ask her about her inspiration, love for food and photos, and much more and quickly became even more excited by her unique company.
 
 
photo credit: Skye Bennike
 
 
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FEB
02
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6 musts for an award-winning viewing party

22948227 originalAward season is here. Each year, Hollywood rolls out the red carpet to celebrate the industry's hottest movies, shows and stars. Make it a night to remember by bringing the festivities into your home with an award show viewing party.
 
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JAN
25
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Explore the possibilities with cypress

crop exploror 2Inspired by popular home-improvement television shows and information-rich social networks, homeowners and savvy design professionals are using natural materials like cypress to transform their creative aspirations into beautifully tangible realities.

 

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JAN
25
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Tips to Be More Productive

3a6e52b8Juggling work, family, friends and everything in between is no easy feat. But there are many ways to increase your productivity without working harder or getting more stressed.
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JAN
11
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Recognize Community Leaders, Rocky & Lon Morton at Building Dedication Ceremony

Morton GalaRecognized for their support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley and for their many contributions to the community, Rocky & Lon Morton will be honored at a Building Dedication of the Rocky & Lon Morton Boys & Girls Club on Tuesday, February 23rd at 12:00 p.m.
 
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JAN
04
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4 ways to go green this new year

21585872This new year means fun-filled celebrations, spending time with loved ones and the excitement of new changes in the coming year. It’s also the perfect opportunity to break old habits and create new, healthy ones. While many put exercising, eating healthy or traveling at the top of their resolution list, this new year is a great time to start thinking green!
 
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NOV
23
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805 Boasts North America’s Largest Himalayan Salt Cave

SaltCaveSanta Barbara resident Pam McCaskey is clear on one thing: salt changed her life. During a particularly hard time, McCaskey was introduced to her first salt cave while visiting her mother on the East Coast. After stepping in she felt a bond to the elements that surrounded her, reminding her of a deep connection to the earth and simultaneously melting her temporal burdens away. For McCaskey, salt aroused a natural spirituality that allowed her clarity, peace and ultimately, the ability to change her life for the better. Helping others to physically and mentally empower themselves became her mission, so she opened up North America’s largest Himalayan salt cave right here in Santa Barbara.
 
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OCT
07
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Lunchbox: A Beacon of Ingenuity and Dedication

LunchboxLunchbox’s story began with Jennifer Shively, a Santa Barbara local whose entrepreneurial vision revolutionized a simple idea that has been around for quite some time. The catering company was founded in 2000, and essentially delivers large-order lunches to businesses in the area. What distinguishes Shively’s business from other standard deliverers is her knowledge of both sides of the equation: her passion for food coupled with an innate understanding of her client’s world renders her services unbeatable. Even after a kitchen fire in April of 2010, Lunchbox is back and stronger than ever.
 
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SEP
25
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SB's Best Kept Secret: The Santa Barbara Public Market

SBPM image 1Established in 2012, the Santa Barbara Public Market is, first and foremost, a food court. However, it is the best food court you will probably have the fortune of venturing in to, delivering high quality artisanal chows in a space that will enhance any culinary experience with its stimulating aesthetics and ambiance. From Thai fusion and fresh-off-the-boat seafood to delectable cupcakes, ice creams and seasonings, this marketplace is sure to indulge even the most high-standard of palettes.
 
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AUG
04
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Congratulations to Fox Fine Jewelry, Awarded First Place in National Jeweler Contest.

lsCongratulations to Fox Fine Jewelry of Ventura who won first place in the national contest for jewelry stores, “America’s Coolest Stores.” A panel of ten experts in the jewelry and retail field selected Fox Fine Jewelry as the “America’s Coolest Store” out of 23,000 jewelry stores.

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JUL
29
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3 easy ways to go green when going back to school.

call 2 recycleIt’s that time of year when millions of students will be shopping for back-to-school and purchasing the latest technology and electronic devices. Many of these popular items like smartphones, tablets and laptops use rechargeable batteries that contain materials that are potentially harmful to the environment and should never be thrown into the trash.
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JUL
13
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10 THINGS TO DO IN VENTURA THIS SUMMER.

ventura ca st downtown10 Fun things to do in the sun this summer in the city of Ventura.

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JUL
13
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10 THINGS TO DO IN OXNARD THIS SUMMER.

san miguel islandWe created a list of 10 fun things to do this summer in the city of Oxnard.

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JUL
14
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Dancing with Our Community Star Competitor Rick Castaniero

R.CastanieroRick Cantaniero is a Future Leaders of America Alumni (1985), an educator, writer and filmmaker. Mr. Castaniero is the former Executive Director of the Center for Racial Education at UC Berkeley. He earned a BA in English Literature from UC Berkeley, an Educational Specialist degree from California Lutheran University and a Masters in Fine Arts from UCLA in Filmmaking.

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JUL
07
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Dancing with Our Community Star Competitor Jack Tingstrom

intro3Former Mayor and Councilmember for the city of Ventura 1990-1999 Jack Tingstrom will be three weeks shy of his 79th birthday when he steps out onto the dance floor for CAREGIVERS at this year's Oxnard Salsa Festival. 

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