Author: VCR Staff

HEALTH AND FITNESS | Best of Ventura County 2021

Section art by Stephanie Torres. Children’s Dentist 1ST PLACE Sunny Smiles Dentistry For Children and Young Adults 789 S Victoria Ave. #204, Ventura 805-644-5516,  READER RECOMMENDATIONS Sugarbug Dental 480 S Victoria Ave., Suite D, Oxnard 805-985-2400,  Children’s Dental Group 5101 Telegraph Road, Suite 104, Ventura 805-765-6448,  Chiropractor 1ST PLACE Matt Leonard, D.C. Coastal Chiropractic 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura 805-667-2260, READER RECOMMENDATIONS Ralph Wilson, D.C. Wilson Chiropractic and Sports Medicine Clinic 2000 E. Main St., Ventura 805-643-4176, Logan Osland, D.C. Logan Osland Chiropractic 5227 Telegraph Road, Suite B 805-644-4937, Cosmetic Surgeon 1ST...

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ENTERTAINMENT | Best of Ventura County 2021

Section art by Stephanie Torres. Dive Bar  1ST PLACE Rudder Room 2929 Ocean Drive, Oxnard 805-985-6096, READER RECOMMENDED Sans Souci Cocktail Lounge 21 S. Chestnut St., Ventura 805-643-4539, Star Lounge 343 E. Main St. Ventura 805-648-4709, Event DJ 1ST PLACE Bruce Barrios, Bruce Barrios Productions 805-658-7565, READER RECOMMENDED DJ Honey 805-625-3378 Bouquet Sound 855-968-7351, Gay Bar 1ST PLACE Paddy’s Bar and Lounge 2 W. Main St., Ventura 805-652-1071, READER RECOMMENDED The Tavern 211 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura 805-643-3264, Happy Hour 1ST PLACE VenTiki Lounge and Lanai 701 E. Main St., Ventura...

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HONORABLE MENTIONS | Best of Ventura County 2021

Section art by Stephanie Torres SHOPPING Adult Store Romantix Trystology Antique Store Antique Adventures Lynn’s Consignments Fun Home Furnishings Art Gallery Santa Paula Art Museum Studio Channel Islands Arts & Crafts Supplies Beads of Paradise Superbuzzy Auto Dealer Kirby Subaru Ocean Honda Bicycle Shop Trek Ventura Bike HUB Book Store Timbre Books Bart’s Books Bridal Shop Kay’s Bridal Dive Shop SC Diving Eco Friendly Business Sun & Swell: A Zero Waste Organic Grocery Story Florist Passion Flowers Camarillo Flower Shop Gift Shop Mockingbird Moon Plum Gift Boutique Home Furnishings Passport Habits Comfort Zone Hot Tub/Swim Spa Dealership Marquis Hot...

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RECREATION | Best of Ventura County 2021

Section art by Stephanie Torres Billiards 1ST PLACE Stiix Billiards 2520 Main St., Ventura 805-641-2020, READER RECOMMENDED  Victoria Pub and Grill 1413 S. Victoria Ave., F, Ventura 805-650-0060, Q Club 2362 Oxnard Blvd., #107, Oxnard 805-278-1231, Bowling 1ST PLACE Buena Lanes 1788 Mesa Verde Ave., Ventura 805-677-7770, READER RECOMMENDED Harley’s Camarillo Bowl 305 Arneill Road (Pickwick Center), Camarillo 805-482-0747, Harley’s Simi Bowl 480 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley 805-526-4212, Charity Event 1ST PLACE Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food and Brew Festival READER RECOMMENDED Ventura Music Festival Ojai Wine Festival

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ADVICE GODDESS | Sept. 16, 2021

When Hurry Met Sally I’m a guy in my 30s. I thought I’d found the love of my life. We had an incredible first few dates. We were so in sync we didn’t even need words to communicate. However, as we’ve spent more time together, things about her are really starting to bother me — especially how she has no interest in the news or the world beyond herself and mostly wants to gossip about her friends and celebrities. How could I have been so wrong about her being The One? — Disturbed There’s fairy tale romance, and then...

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