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Did You Know… ? Olivas Adobe Historical Park

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Did you know… that the Olivas Adobe is Ventura County’s only remaining Monterey-style adobe home from the Rancho era?

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Not Just Another Tequila Sunrise

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Award-winning Ventura County beverage makers Ventura Limoncello and Tequila Alquimia combined to produce two memorable concoctions. Here’s their story.

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The Drought: A Slow-Motion Disaster

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Though seemingly commonplace, droughts are a natural disaster with real consequences. Signs of the drought’s impact are already showing up here.

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Did You Know… ? China Alley

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Did you know… that the Chinese community played a large role in Ventura’s history? Here’s a snippet of that history and what Ventura has done to celebrate it.

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The Magic of Mother Nature

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How far has your food traveled? What vitamin is prevalent in winter vegetables? How to you know what food is in-season? We answer these questions and more.

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Did You Know… ? Los Padres National Forest

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Did you know… that Ventura County is hemmed in by a national forest? And it’s big!

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Hug A Farmer #2: Progressive Land Management

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Progressive Land Management’s Mike Mobley is interviewed by Kat Merrick. Learn how their grove management services help ranches, the land and our community.

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Institution Ales and Spicetopia: Keeping It Totally Local

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Take a local brewery, add a dash of a retail spice shop, blend with Totally Local VC and what do you get? Happy customers! Here’s the wonderful story.

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Did You Know… ? Poinsettia City By The Sea

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Did you know… that Ventura is known as “Poinsettia City by the Sea?” There are now few poinsettia growers left but the it’s still our official flower.

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The Hometown Advantage

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Local First. The purchasing policies of cities, schools, universities, hospitals, etc. should be about supporting local from within. How local are you?

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Let’s Call It “Green Friday”

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As this holiday shopping season ramps up, let’s start a new locally-based tradition: how about we call our big shopping days “Green Friday” and “Shop Local Saturday.

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