Drought Tolerant Garden Tips

Creating a Drought Tolerant Garden We may live next door to one of the largest bodies of water in the world, but that doesn’t save us from dealing with a water shortage. While we try to conserve, one problem still lingers for homeowners: What do we do about our landscaping?  It seemed like the only

Staycation – Oxnard Activities

Top Family Activities in Oxnard by Lora Somoza It’s the same old problem. You’ve got family to entertain and the idea of spending half the day stuck driving down to Disneyland hardly sounds like you’re going to the happiest place on earth. Plus, by the time you’ve paid for parking, tickets and meals, you’re calling

Exploring Sea Glass on Ventura’s Coast

Sea Glass, The Jewels of the Sea by Lora Somoza Walk down to the beach on any given morning and chances are you’ll run into one or two people slowly shuffling their feet at the edge of the water, their heads looking nowhere but down. No, it’s not a scene from “Walking Dead.” It’s simply locals

Best Beachtown Breakfast in Oxnard & Ventura

You Gotta Try This!   OK, you KNOW you’re not supposed to skip it. And you KNOW it’s the most important meal of the day. But do you know where to get the most delicious beachtown breakfasts? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Here are five of our favorites to start your day off in

Home Sweeter Home: Giving Back

Simple Ways To Give Back to Your Community by Lora Somoza It was just last summer that the U.S. Department of Agriculture named Ventura County the most desirable place to live in America.  Well, that’s no surprise to those of us who live here. With sunny weather year round and a beautiful ocean for a

CI Harbor Parade of Lights is Getting Groovy Dec 12th!

By Lora Somoza Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down… Channel Islands Harbor? That’s right! It’s that very magical time of the year where families from all over the 805 come out  to celebrate The Annual Parade of Lights, complete with dozens of festive, decorative boats, carolers, and that special visit from

Rincon Causeway

Navigating the Ventura Coast by Mike Adams – Photos from the Dena M. Mercer Collection, Museum of Ventura County, & Stephanie Hogue, Latitudes Fine Art Gallery Today, Ventura is the ideal home and beach getaway. It’s easy to get here, only 30 minutes from Santa Barbara and 1 hour from LA. It’s far from the

Oxnard’s Food Trucks

by Lora Samoza, picture by Ventura County Star OXNARD, Calif. – It’s late, lazy afternoon and people are starting to wander over to Downtown Plaza Park. A band is testing their mics and families set up at outdoor tables. Neighbors and pets greet each other as they scan the choices and line up. Oxnard’s Taco Palooza


Keeping in Shape with the Help of Mother Nature By Lora Somoza It’s the time of day you dread. You put on your running shoes, grab your water bottle and grudgingly drive off to the gym. And somewhere between squeezing yourself into a packed yoga class to wiping off someone else’s sweat from the weight

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