Author: Kateri Wozny

TALK OF THE TOWN | Podcast shines light on Ventura County

PICTURED: Stephanie James and Melissa Lamb There’s a podcast in town highlighting the faces and businesses of Ventura County. “Hi, this is Stephanie James. This is Melissa Lamb. And you’re listening to Topa Talk,” the duo say in each opening of a new episode. James, 27, of Ojai and Lamb, 29, of Ventura met two years ago at their place of employment and immediately hit it off. James, a communications major who enjoys public speaking, and Lamb, who grew up performing in theatre and participating in speech and debate, were encouraged by their friends to start a podcast. “We...

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Baked goods “wheating” to be savored

PICTURED: Clockwise from top left: rosemary baguette, apple pie, Caprese sandwich with lemon tart and salami sandwich with spinach tart. Photo by Kateri Wozny Roan Mills Bakery 411 Central Ave., Fillmore 818-522-4686 roanmills.com $1 – $25 If you’re looking for a fresh loaf of whole grain bread or, now that the holidays are here, a pie that tastes like it came right out of grandma’s kitchen, I’ve got the place for you: Roan Mills Bakery in downtown Fillmore. This isn’t just your average wheat producer. The bakery opened in 2017 and is owned by Andrea Crawford and Robert Dedlow,...

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The brunch life in Oxnard

PICTURED: Clockwise from top: Hash browns, chili verde omelette, pumpkin pancakes, German pancakes, Benedict Florentine and whole wheat toast. Photo by Kateri Wozny Vineyard Café 2340 E. Vineyard Ave., Suite A3, Oxnard 805-485-5595 www.facebook.com/VineyardCafeOxnard/ $3-20 I had heard about a new breakfast spot off Vineyard Avenue near the Morgan Stanley Tower called Vineyard Café, so I called my friend and we went to check it out. You know you’re at the right place because the clock tower is attached to the café. It was almost 9 a.m. when we went, so I was right on time for breakfast! I...

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25 YEARS AND COUNTING | Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza to commemorate anniversary with several events

by Kateri Wozny Ventura County residents who embrace the arts can celebrate during the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s (TOCAP) 25th anniversary community events. “Curtain Up” will take place on Friday, Oct. 4, 5-10 p.m. while “Timeless Thousand Oaks” will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13, 1-4 p.m. According to the TOCAP website, the facility opened in October 1994 and sits on three acres consisting of the Fred Kavli Theatre and the Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre. More than 400 performances are held annually between the two theatres. “[TOCAP] is not just a theatre, this is a gathering...

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TACKLING HOMELESSNESS | Thousand Oaks leaders hold community panel

Pictured: Homeless panel discussion in Thousand Oaks.  by Kateri Wozny The City of Thousand Oaks hosted a community conversation centered around the topic of homelessness at the Civic Arts Plaza on Sunday, Sept. 22. Mayor Rob McCoy and Councilmember Claudia Bill-de la Peña (both of whom are members of the Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness) joined Assistant City Manager Ingrid Hardy, City Attorney Tracy Noonan, Police Chief Tim Hagel, Manna Executive Director Jennifer Schwabauer, Harbor House Executive Director Denise Cortes and Ventura County Continuum of Care (VC CoC) Program Manager Tara Carruth to provide a broad overview of what...

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

  1. History Lecture Series: Accommodation and Resistance

    October 15 @ 7:00 pm - December 11 @ 8:30 pm
  2. Humanizing the Other: Art by Salomón Huerta

    November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
  3. Key Frames: A Celebration of Animation & Production Art

    November 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
  4. Erik Griffin Headlines Levity Live

    December 5 @ 8:00 pm - December 7 @ 8:30 pm
  5. The Mind-Altered Art of Tom Foxmarnick

    December 6 @ 1:00 pm - December 8 @ 6:00 pm
  6. Christmas Festival Concerts

    December 6 @ 7:30 pm - December 8 @ 4:00 pm
  7. Light Up A Life – Camarillo

    December 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  8. Fall Dance Showing

    December 7 @ 8:00 pm
  9. Second Sunday Art Market

    December 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  10. Arianna String Quartet & Michele Levin, Pianist

    December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm