Ventura News Blog

Welcome to the Ventura News Blog, keeping you up to date on...

  • The latest interesting things going on in Ventura,  California

  • Any new web pages appearing on, sharing the latest gem we've uncovered about Ventura.

  • Plus selected articles and posts from the Ventura Breeze.

Mar 04, 2018

California Soul Art Exhibit at Very Ventura

In "California Soul" multimedia artist, Lezlie Kussin, utilizes paints, textiles and found objects to create a unique perspective on the California Landscape.

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Dec 15, 2017

Ventura Strong Shirts at Very Ventura Gift Shop!

Due to the numerous requests for Ventura Strong T-shirts, we are expecting a shipment of tees on Thursday 12/21...

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Dec 07, 2017

ventura V

When was the V put on the hill and by who. I have talked to a gentleman who said as a high school project they would repaint or white wash the V. He is

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Jul 24, 2017

blue-billed duck

i spotted this blue-billed duck at the water treatment plant settling ponds. it made my day

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Jul 24, 2017


i recently discovered the water treatment ponds. i could spend all day in the peaceful setting.

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Jul 24, 2017



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Jul 07, 2017

New home for Ventura Improv

Starting this week, the VIC will take up residence at Ventura Harbor Comedy Club...

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Jun 29, 2017

Harvest Cafe Our mission at Harvest Cafe is to serve the healthiest possible cuisine from ... serving only the freshest produce, arriving

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Oct 15, 2016

Latitudes Fine Art Gallery

Latitudes Fine Art Gallery, located on the corner of Oak&Main, is a wonderful display of photographic art from Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue. Its open

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Sep 04, 2016

Hitchcock Children's Center

Hitchcock Children's Center is a new mobile enrichment program for kids in Ventura. Current class locations for kids yoga and Music Together®: Bell Arts

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Sep 04, 2016

Botanical Garden Trail View

We took an evening hike up the Ventura Botanical Garden Trail with our Macaw, Arby.It's located behind the original court house on Poli. The path is really

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Jun 16, 2016

Murder in My House in the 60's

Apparently their was a murder in my house around the 60's. It was over a guy and a daughter killed her mother in what used to be the sun room. I live on

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Mar 13, 2016

stagecoach inn in Pierpont

There is an older building on Pittsfield Lane in Pierpont that is said to have been a stagecoach inn and built in the early 1900's. Do you have any history

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Jan 01, 2016

Ventura Art Galleries

Ventura Art Galleries for you to browse

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Oct 09, 2015

Rookees in Ventura

Rookees has rotating DJs every week so it's the best place for dancing! They have a wonderful, friendly staff and have recently gone under new management.

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Aug 13, 2015

The majestic Ventura theater

Hi so I've heard of several ghost's that haunt the Ventura theater on main and chestnut are not there any truth to any of them ? The headless prom queen

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Jun 26, 2015

Be the DD and Win

Be the DD and Win! is a designated driver program launched in 2011 and it’s taken hold of the downtown Ventura, Thousand Oaks and Camarillo bar scene in

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Apr 14, 2015

Top Hat Burger Palace

Top Hat Burger Palace which for 50 years was located on the corner of Oak Street and Main has moved to the corner of Catalina and Main, across from Ventura

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Mar 31, 2015

Tatiana's Coffee & Tea

New and now opened coffee house in Midtown Ventura. Please come visit us.

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Feb 19, 2015

Elementary School in Casitas Springs

My family lived in Casitas Springs in 1946 and 1947. We lived on Park View Drive. My grandfather and grandmother (Mr. Nicholas Henry and Mrs. Viola

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Feb 08, 2015

Flying H Group Theatre Company

The Flying H Group is new, small professional theatre company in Ventura. Workshops and performances take place in our intimate black box theatre. So

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Dec 27, 2014

Sunset at the Beach

Sunset at Christmas Eve. at one of Ventura County's fine beaches.

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Nov 28, 2014

Ventura Morning

View of Ventura from the hills above the city.

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Oct 01, 2014

Robert Kennedy's 1968 Presidential big -- campaign rally at Buenaventura Mall

June 1968 -- Does anyone remember when Robert Kennedy and his wife, Ethel, and their dog, Freckles, stopped at the Buenaventura Mall to speak to a crowd

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Sep 23, 2014

Peuyoko Perez does a Chumash blessing for the Ventura People's Climate March on September 21, 2014

Over 200 came from across Ventura County--workers and professionals, veterans and retirees, elected officials and young parents, and students and graduates

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Sep 23, 2014

Ventura Mayor Cheryl Heitmann Speaking at Climate Rally September 21, 2014

Deacon Ed Mills of St. Augustine Church gave a blessing and Mayor Cheryl Heitmann welcomed over 200 people's climate marchers to Ventura on September 21,

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Sep 12, 2014

Ginger "Runs" into Very Ventura!

Read about our new friend, Sarah, author of "Run Ginger Run" blog. She recently discovered Very Ventura Gift Shop & Gallery while on her quest to race in all 50 states.

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Aug 26, 2014

Gone West Cellars

Awsome Wine Bar in Ventura That serves food and beer also. Paint and sip classes, Craft Thursday night 10.00 with a glass of wine. Music every Friday night.

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Aug 16, 2014

Lure Fish House on California

Outstanding in every way; terrific appetizers, oyster bar, entrees, fun and upbeat ambiance, friendly efficient service. Very popular and beautiful bar!

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Jul 31, 2014

71 Palm

Wow, what can I say? One of our favorite restaurants in town. My wife and I have been coming here for over ten years and are never disappointed. Great

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Jul 20, 2014

Palm 71

At 71 Palm Restaurant, Chef Didier prepares local farm to tableFrench-American brasserie style fare.

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Jul 09, 2014


Trystology started as Kama Sutra Closet and has since changed their name. They are Located in Down Town Ventura in The El Jardin court yard. They offer

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Jun 29, 2014

Feeding the Hungry: Food Forward Makes Strides in Ventura County

VENTURA COUNTY, C.A. -- In just 5 years, Food Forward has recovered over two million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables from backyards and farmers markets

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Jun 10, 2014

Let's Talk Wine - Rose

California now is a major producerof rose wines, with some of the best coming out of Santa Ynez and PasoRobles

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May 29, 2014

FREE Kids Event, May 30: Space Probe Launch in Ventura

Join us for a FREE event this Friday at 3pm-5pm in Ventura - a Space Probe launch, plus presentation by Perches Academy's science teacher, Ryan Hendrickson.

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May 08, 2014


Strey Cellars is the latest addition to the Oxnard wineries. Open February 2014, owner operators Scott Ballew and Katie Wiegers dare to provide a super

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May 04, 2014

Ventura Music Calendar

Here's This Week's Live MusicCalendar in Ventura...

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Apr 29, 2014

Let's Talk Wine - May 2014

So, why did Merlot get beat up so much?

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Apr 22, 2014

Early morning on the Ventura boardwalk, 2012

Picture taken during a morning walk on the Ventura beach.

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Apr 22, 2014

boardwalk sunrise

Enjoying the sunrise from the boardwalk

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Mar 11, 2014

Let's Talk Wine March 2014

With the explosion of wineries during the last decade, wineries and wine makers throughout the world have experimented in the vineyards and in the actual wine making process.

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Feb 06, 2014

Let's Talk wine Feb 2014

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Feb 01, 2014

New Ventura Logo

Ventura hasd a new logo! Downtown Ventura Partners and Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau has collaborated with The DuPuis Group to develop an ownable strategic positioning and visual identity for Ventura.

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Jan 20, 2014

Discovery - Ventura - Grand Opening Celebration

Discovery is excited to announce it’s much anticipated Grand Opening celebration on Jan. 22 – 26.

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Jan 05, 2014

Let's Talk Wine January 2014

The Ventura Wine Trail continues to grow, with a current count of 16 wineries.

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Dec 02, 2013

Two trees

In the 60's or 70's there was an album cover featuring the two trees. I am looking for the name of the album

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Nov 25, 2013

Ventura nightlife

Ventura nightlife is jumping! Gone are the days when you had to drive to L.A. or Santa Barbara to fulfill an evening of great music, hilarious stand-up comedy or see live theater.

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Nov 10, 2013

Ventura Music Scene

Here's Ventura's Music Scene for November...

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Nov 07, 2013

Be the DD and Win

Be the DD and Win! is a designated driver program launched in 2011 and it’s taken hold of the downtown Ventura, Thousand Oaks and Camarillo bar scene in

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