Author: Daphne Khalida Kilea

ART’S A BEACH | Port Hueneme workshop recycles glass litter for ocean-inspired artistry

Sea glass is the end product of discarded bottles and glass, recycled by the ocean over time into pieces of smooth, colorful gems. These remnants are a bittersweet reminder of pollution on the shores, but what was once trash may rise to become treasure at the Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum. The museum has been offering monthly beach glass jewelry workshops since January, as a means to attract newcomers, provide a fun and interactive crafting experience and build community. Since the beginning, these workshops have been a success. According to host Amy Bruder, over 50 people came to the...

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Opening Emergency Veterinary Care has opened (temporary location) at Ohana Pet Hospital located at 4547 Telephone Road in Ventura. The small-animal urgent care and emergency services are available seven days a week until midnight (24-hour care for overnight patients) and are provided by board-certified emergency and critical-care specialists Dr. Sarah Gray and Dr. Nancy Scott. … Ex Voto Chocolates & Confections will open at 2646 E. Main St. in Ventura. The dessert cafe offers fresh handcrafted chocolates and confections by artisan chocolatier Sophia Smith-Grunder. … Inner Soulstice Wellness opened at 4848 Colt St. in Ventura. The facility offers individual...

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Opening Luna Grill opened at 691 Collection Blvd., suite 1100 (The Collection at RiverPark), in Oxnard. The restaurant offers classic Mediterranean dishes, including freshly made kebabs, hummus, falafel, baklava and more, prepared with non-GMO ingredients and locally harvested produce. … Xielo Artisan Desserts opened at 212 W. Fourth St. in Oxnard. The shop offers a variety of treats, including traditional Mexican pastries, Guadalajara-inspired raspados (shaved-ice), fusion crepes and hot chocolate drinks prepared with craft cacao from Oaxaca, Mexico. … Tampa Hardware opened at 663 W. Channel Islands Blvd. in Port Hueneme. The individually owned ACE Hardware store offers a...

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CREATIVE MARKETING | Local pop-up art shops make it easy to think outside of the gift box

The holiday season is upon us and temporary art marketplaces are in full swing. They encourage the community to share holiday sentiments and cheer while boosting appreciation for local artists and artisans. From Camarillo to Oxnard to Ventura, you’ll find many different types of holiday boutiques, all offering a unique selection of gifts and, in many cases, direct interaction with the people who make them. Hanukkah Boutique Sunday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Temple Beth Torah, 7620 Foothill Road, Ventura 647-3798 or For more than two decades, the Hanukkah Boutique at Temple Beth Torah Preschool has offered Hanukkah...

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HALLOWEEN IN THE HERITAGE VALLEY | Thrills and chills await October visitors to Santa Paula and Fillmore

The annual Halloween festivities in the Valley have begun, and while they are filled with both the frightful and the delightful, each is a uniquely thrilling way to celebrate the spooky season. The rich histories of the old towns of Fillmore and Santa Paula usually tempt exploration, but this October, the history is even more inviting because it is offered in many of the celebrations. Something Wondrous This Way Comes Santa Paula Pumpkin Patch, Limoneira Ranch 888-522-1884 or A trebuchet is a type of catapult that was most commonly used in the Middle Ages. The contraption may have...

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    February 6 @ 7:00 pm - May 22 @ 8:45 pm
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