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The Descendents: An explosive sound meant to be heard, felt

The Descendents: An explosive sound meant to be heard, felt

Zach Castro

October 3, 2016


Filed under A&E, Music

In the depths of Hollywood on the first of October, hundreds of people flocked to the Hollywood Palladium to enjoy a punk rock show. “The Descendents” read across the box office in bold black letters and outside waiting were hundreds of people, old and young, jostling to get into the venue. ...

Best of ArtWalk 2016

Best of ArtWalk 2016

Jocelyn Brossia

October 3, 2016


Filed under A&E, Events

Creativity buzzed throughout Downtown during Ventura’s annual ArtWalk, which is a free event that showcases local artists and their pieces in an array of venues, restaurants, special exhibits and PODS containers in downtown Ventura and the Westside Cultural District. As a culturally important event in Ve...

The Broad gives sight and sound to summer’s end

The Broad gives sight and sound to summer’s end

Lorenzo Alexander

October 2, 2016


Filed under A&E, Events

Ever since it’s September 2015 opening, The Broad has become a staple of the Southern California art world. Located on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, the contemporary art museum was founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, to which the 2,000-piece art collection housed at The Broad ...

“The Witch”: Puritans don’t need jump scares to be terrifying

“The Witch”: Puritans don’t need jump scares to be terrifying

Zach Castro

September 25, 2016


Filed under A&E, TV & Movies

Modern horror films revolve around jump scares, blood, guts and the cat and mouse act of the prey and predator. The film “The Witch: A New England Folktale” takes the viewer back to when watching a horror film meant something. Horror films once cultivated a feeling of suspense and utter helplessne...

Traveler Café takes your tastebuds on a journey

Traveler Café takes your tastebuds on a journey

Julia Fickenscher

September 23, 2016


Filed under A&E, Food & Restaurants

When it comes to looking for a place to eat for Sunday brunch, sometimes you want more than the boring short stack of pancakes from IHOP. The new Traveler Café serves up a fresh variety of savory scramble bowls, crispy Belgian waffles and sweet, sticky cinnamon rolls. Established in 2016, the Trav...

Visual jewel “Snowden” questions government actions

Visual jewel “Snowden” questions government actions

Suvee Ranasinghe

September 17, 2016


Filed under A&E, TV & Movies

The narrative of Edward Snowden, former CIA and NSA employee who leaked confidential data and files to the public after nine years of work in the intelligence industry is portrayed in the self-titled film “Snowden.” Directed by Oliver Stone, the film sheds light on the complications Snowden faced th...

“The Light Between Oceans” shines bright as a cinematic masterpiece

“The Light Between Oceans” shines bright as a cinematic masterpiece

Joshua Modglin

September 7, 2016


Filed under A&E, TV & Movies

“The Light Between Oceans” is not a love story. It is an emotional tragedy depicting how the choices of one couple can affect the lives of others. It is a moral struggle between doing what is right in the midst of catastrophe. Despite mediocre reviews from critics, “The Light Between Oceans” may be one...

Proud Art 2016: “It’s just amazing what art can do”

Proud Art 2016: “It’s just amazing what art can do”

Lorenzo Alexander

September 5, 2016


Filed under A&E, Events

Held once a month, First Fridays Ventura is a series of free events designed to support and showcase the work of local artists.   Held once a month, First Fridays Ventura is a series of free events designed to support and showcase the work of local artists. These exhibitions occupy various visual fine arts spaces around...

These musicians put the F Y back in FYF

These musicians put the F Y back in FYF

Lorenzo Alexander

August 30, 2016


Filed under A&E, Music

“A night of good times” is how Sean Carlson described the very first FYF in July of 2004. Carlson, the sole founder of FYF (an acronym for F*ck Yeah Fest), printed those words on dozens of xeroxed event flyers, advertising a free, independent festival in Echo Park, Los Angeles. Back then, the sma...

Pride shines at annual Ventura festival

Pride shines at annual Ventura festival

Nick Zoll

August 21, 2016


Filed under Events

Once again, Promenade Park was home to one of the most anticipated events of the year for the Ventura LGBT community. Families and individuals from all over Ventura County came to partake in this event, hosted by Diversity Collective Ventura County on Saturday, August 20. There was no shortag...

The Lebanese Oven offers an authenticity like no other

The Lebanese Oven offers an authenticity like no other

Suvee Ranasinghe

June 11, 2016


Filed under A&E, Food & Restaurants

The Lebanese Oven is hands down a wonderful addition to Ventura. The restaurant is located in the “College Square” shopping center on North Ashwood Avenue. After hearing an abundance of comments about the restaurant, it was time to experience it for myself. For such a small business, the interior o...

Nucklehead: The new sound of music

Nucklehead: The new sound of music

Branden Padilla

June 9, 2016


Filed under A&E, Music

The local Ventura band Nucklehead offers a unique and enjoyable surf punk sound for all. Noah Boland plays bass and performs backup vocals, Trevor Carr plays guitar and does vocals, and Zach Castro performs on drums. Boland is also in charge of booking gigs for the band. Boland and Carr are s...

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