Reunion 805: We Rise Together

Reunion 805: We Rise Together

By Misty Hall

Ventura County has gone through some trying times in recent years with the Thomas, Hill, and Woolsey Fires, the Montecito debris flows, as well as the Borderline Bar & Grill tragedy. But these events have revealed something profound about our VC friends and neighbors: we rise together. We’ve stepped up to take care of one another in myriad ways — donating money and supplies, offering our services (of every kind), and even just sharing a hug with someone who lost everything.

We discovered that we share a lot more than a geographical region. We share a genuine spirit of goodwill, and a true eagerness to be of service to one another.

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The Conejo Valley

The Conejo Valley

By Misty Hall

The Conejo Valley is sandwiched between Los Angeles and the ocean, in the easternmost portion of Ventura County. It’s comprised of Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Lake Sherwood, and a portion of Calabasas. And though it’s bisected by two freeways (US-101 and SR-23), it is so much more than a pass-through community.

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Don’t argue with me: Ventura County is pretty much the best place to live.

Don’t argue with me: Ventura County is pretty much the best place to live.

By Misty Hall

Coming from a VC native, I’m sure that sounds a little biased, but there are myriad stats to prove my point. It’s on numerous “Best Of” lists. The U.S. Department of Agriculture named Ventura County the most desirable place to live in America in 2015, and VC consistently comes up on the country’s “safest places to live” lists. Whether you’re indoorsy or outdoorsy, a drinker or a thinker, artsy or agricultural, VC has you covered.

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Awesome Actors

Awesome Actors

By Misty Hall

I’m not proposing a new TV show (though it would totally kill); I’m speaking factually. There’s just a lot of talent around here. Artists, musicians, actors, we have them all in droves. Whether it’s our proximity to Los Angeles or the spiritual energy vortex I’ve heard exists here, or something else, we’re blessed to live in a place where the arts are alive and more than kicking.

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Go Modern Boho at Kariella

Go Modern Boho at Kariella

By Misty Hall

Amara Bessa has always loved fashion. Growing up in Ojai, she cultivated a love of clothing that reflected her hometown: modern, bohemian, and flawlessly Californian. That’s how she stocks her three clothing boutiques which she named Kariella, after her daughter. “It’s always going to be stuff on-trend, but not trendy,” she says. “It’s still sophisticated and timeless.”

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