Author: Kateri Wozny

IN GOOD TASTE | Cheesecake connection

PICTURED: Clockwise from top: Strawberry, banana wafer, Cookie Monster and Oreo cheesecakes. Photo by Kateri Wozny  by Kateri Wozny Alonzo’s Cheesecake 942 W. Wooley Road, Oxnard (Inside Oralia’s Bakery) Instagram: @youknowthevibesbestinthegame $10 My coworker told me about Alonzo Rivera, a man from Harlem, NY, who is now in Ventura County serving up some of the best cheesecake in the area. I went to his Instagram page to check out the photos and did a quick surveillance of his location (inside Oralia’s Bakery on Wooley Road). There were lines of people out the door and down the street, waiting to...

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SPREADING JOY | Residents provide acts of kindness for graduates

Pictured: Cyriah Williams, a senior at Oxnard High School received a gift box as part of the Adopt a Grad program. Photo submitted.  by Kateri Wozny Those wishing to help out a class of 2020 Ventura County graduate who can’t participate in their commencement can do so through a private Facebook group. Sara Herrera Reeves, founding administrator of the Ventura County Class of 2020 Adopt a Grad page, started the group on April 19 after noticing graduate yard signs in her neighborhood.    “I got online, started ordering candy and placed the gift bags on their doorsteps,” Herrera Reeves said....

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5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE | Bringing the glories of Azu home 

PICTURED, from left: Orchard Margarita, Quarantini and Spicy Margarita. Photo by Kateri Wozny by Kateri Wozny Azu Restaurant and Bar 457 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai 805-640-7987 $10 It’s no secret that a majority of us are missing our local hangout spots and favorite bartenders. Thank God the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has allowed wine, beer and cocktails to go, or we would’ve been lost by now! I decided to start my weekend off right by traveling to Azu Restaurant and Bar in Ojai to try its three craft cocktails: an Orchard Margarita, Spicy Margarita and...

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“ROLLING RIGHT ALONG” | Toilet paper production at record-high levels in Oxnard

Pictured: Rolls of Charmin toilet paper at the Procter & Gamble plant in Oxnard.  by Kateri Wozny For Ventura County residents still on the hunt for toilet paper, the Procter and Gamble (P&G) plant in Oxnard, producer of Charmin toilet paper, has a reassuring message. “Charmin is on the way,” said Shayla Jenkins, human resources manager for the P&G Oxnard site. “Consumers are choosing to stock up more and stay at home.” The plant was built in 1969. According to the P&G website, the company acquired the plant from the International Paper Company in 1973 and is one of...

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CRAFTY DURING QUARANTINE | Local craft, art shops offering creative kits to go

PICTURED: Kelley Hanson of The Craft House in Moorpark. Photo submitted. by Kateri Wozny Kelley Hanson recently posted a photo on her Instagram page of a wooden backdrop with the name of her business, The Craft House. Instead of it being filled with customers holding up their works of art, it was empty.  “Missing all of your smiling faces in our photo booth . . . I love seeing all of the projects you are creating at home!” Hanson wrote.  Hanson temporarily closed her Moorpark business on March 16 due to the Ventura County COVID-19 “Stay Well at Home”...

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