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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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MINAN WONG: A Tale Of Two Cities

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This season I decided not to attend any of the shows for fashion week in Los Angeles, mainly because I feel Los Angeles is still trying to define themselves in this industry (a story for another time), and it can be a little chaotic getting through some of the hype.  Anyhow, my mind was set… that is until Rhonda Hill from Edgexpo suggested that we attend one day of shows for FWLA because the designers "looked to be progressive" for that day. Well that was enough for me to take another look at the designers who were presenting their collections. There was one particular designer’s collection I had to see in person after watching their video from New York Fashion Week on the Runway and that designer was Mimi Wong whose brand is called Minan Wong.

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Artist Interview: HUD Resident Artist Mariana Peirano

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Mariana Peirano is another artist who I think we should keep an eye on.  I don't remember where I first saw her painting "just when it all falls apart", but I fell in love with it. Although the painting is eerie, I love it because the girl in the painting reminds me of a remarkable young woman who is no longer with us named Chloe Blohm who I had the amazing opportunity to meet through her mother. Chloe was also artist, and in fact, I commissioned her first painting which graces the top of my staircase.  I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to interview the artist of that beautiful painting.  Funny how things work out.
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FEB
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Artist Interview - The HUD Ventura Resident Artist Jonas Lara

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I was really excited to interview Jonas for Society 805 after his name kept coming up when I began asking about artists in the 805 who were good but never seemed to get the right exposure. Something I noticed was that the same group of people were always getting the exposure around town and it was becoming quite boring.  Fast forward, I hear about the  HUD Ventura, a new artist hub, with a cool hip vibe where they feature artists from all over on a monthly basis, and even better, they also have resident artist studios for LOCAL artists like Jonas Lara. 
 
 
 
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Artist Interview - HUD Ventura Resident Artist Eva Ryan

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I met Eva Ryan on a very hot Thursday afternoon at her studio that was currently being built, literately the walls just went up that week. She somehow managed to make a little work space amongst all the construction in the middle of her studio. Currently several studios are being built for the resident artists at The HUD Gallery in Ventura. She told me that everything would be done by next week for first Friday, although I had my doubts looking at all of the studios with debris and furniture all in piles. Eva has a very sweet disposition and did not let the chaos of the studio distract her from letting me shoot her while she worked.
 
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JUL
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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
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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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JUL
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Dancing with Our Community Star Competitor Mike Barber

MikeBarberMike Barber is another contestant who founded the Santa to the Sea Half Marathon as a children’s Christmas fundraiser. It's mission is to provide all who participants with a fun, healthy and safe running event while supporting and showcasing the local communities.  

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JUN
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Dancing with Our Community Star Competitor Lissa Coffey

Lissa CoffeyLissa Coffey is a lifestyle & relationship often sought-after guest expert who has appears frequently on television on such shows as The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Fox News Network and contributes to many national publications with her insightful and compassionate approach to modern-day issues.

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Dancing with Our Community Star Competitor Tammie Helmuth

tammie-helmuth original cropAs the President and Chief Executive Officer for Conejo Awards, located in Thousand Oaks, a position Tammie Helmuth has held since she and her husband purchased the business in 2005, which recently became the first business to be certified as a Thousand Oaks Green Business.

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OCT
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A Quick Chat with Fashion Designer Dena Burton

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I had the opportunity to chat with fashion designer Dena Burton before her show at Driven By Design this past Friday and ask her a few questions.

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JUL
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Dancing with Our Community Stars Contest and Charity Fundraiser 2013

347-3Community leaders danced for the greater good during the ‘2013 Dancing with our Community Stars Dance Contest and Charity Fundraiser’ during the 20th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival.

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SEP
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Artist Interview: Nash Rightmer

NASHSociety805 does an online interview of Nash Rightmer, a young Ventura artists currently living and working at the WAV [Working Artists Ventura] complex at Thompson and Ventura Avenue in Ventura.

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MAR
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DESIGNER SHOWCASE: Vanessa Rivers

Recycled-Ruffle-Bikini-Blue-BlissVanessa Rivers, founder/designer for Happy Endingz® Eco Swimwear, grew up on an eco-ranch in Central California and attended college at UC Santa Barbara where she fell in love with surfing. The line's green concept was born out of Vanessa's passion for protecting the environment and her bikini's signature "butterfly cut" bottoms with minimal back coverage are inspired by the Hawaiian Islands. Despite having a celebrity lineage including father,singer Johnny Rivers, grandma, actress Debbie Reynolds, and aunt, Carrie Fisher, (aka Princess Leia), she has managed to stay grounded and dedicated to her goal of helping green become mainstream. Vanessa also spends her time teaching surf lessons when she is not busy designing swimwear.

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