Author: Kateri Wozny

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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#STARGIRLSTRONG | Mother remembers daughter one year after boating accident

If there’s one thing Ventura resident Denise Olson-Drury remembers that her daughter Kirra Drury taught her, it’s to stay strong.   “Kirra was a personal trainer and was always encouraging people to stay strong and be strong, and that’s what Kaley [Olson-Drury’s daughter] and I are both doing; self-care, loving yourself and loving others,” Olson-Drury said. Kirra, 23, and her friend Raegan Heitzig, 26, both Ventura residents, died in a boating accident on the Arizona/California border of the Colorado River last year over Labor Day Weekend. Kirra was a well-known bartender who worked at The Tavern while Heitzig worked...

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ADVENTURE TIME | Golfing in the dark

Glow balls and dragons to be unleashed at Buenaventura Golf Course by Kateri Wozny Area residents wanting to try a unique golf experience at night and a chance to watch a popular flick can do so during the “Family Movie and Glow Ball Night” at Buenaventura Golf Course on Friday, Aug. 23. “The City of Ventura is happy to partner with KemperSports in providing families in the community an opportunity to come to Buenaventura Golf Course to see a new movie release, play some Glow Ball and spend some quality time together before school starts,” said Eric Burton, recreation...

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

  1. Multiple Ones: Contemporary Perspectives in Printmedia

    August 22 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 8:00 pm
  2. History Lecture Series: Accommodation and Resistance

    October 15 @ 7:00 pm - December 11 @ 8:30 pm
  3. Artist in Residence: Delesprie

    October 16 @ 3:00 pm - December 4 @ 6:00 pm
  4. The Innovative Vision of Poet Dana Gioia: American Poetry and Public Life

    October 23 @ 4:00 pm
  5. Career Education Programs Open House

    October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  6. Drum Night

    October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. NOAA seeks public comment on updating management plan for Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

    October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  8. Photography Exhibition: A Tree Grows In & On the Margins


    October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  9. ‘The Wolves’

    October 24 @ 8:00 pm - October 27 @ 2:00 pm
  10. Cocina Sin Fronteras Hosts Annual Haunted Housing Run/Walk

    October 26 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am