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Articles by ColleenMcCall

Colleen J McCall

About ColleenMcCall

As reformed lawyer and co-founder of We Olive Ventura, Colleen has found her calling in writing. A native Californian, she has lived in many parts of the state but says Ventura County represents home. She lives in Oxnard with her daughters and her dog, Tobi Tobey and cat Velvet. No longer a retailer, Colleen assists clients with grant writing, content creation and retail business solutions. On these pages she shares her perspective – sometimes factual, sometimes humorous – on issues close to the heart of VC – mostly edible. If you have a story idea or comment, send her an email at

Crowne Plaza’s New NOM Tequila Grill Is #NomNomNom!

By on Feb 7, 2015 | 6 comments

Forget any ideas you may have about hotels having cookie-cutter restaurants that lack flavor and creativity. Crowne Plaza's NOM Tequila Grill at the Ventura beachfront is a MUST TRY!

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There’s A New VACE In Town

By on Dec 28, 2014 | Comments Off on There’s A New VACE In Town

Pat Doler molds the exciting future of culinary education at Ventura Adult and Continuing Education's new Culinary Arts Academy, a program for budding new chefs.

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Meet Kat Merrick: Living La Vida Local

By on May 9, 2014 | 11 comments

The Totally Local VC founder provides insight into her obsession with our county during a recent interview.

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Building A Ventura County Wine Brand, Brick By Brix

By on Apr 12, 2014 | 1 comment

Like a fine wine, Ventura’s hip Four Brix Winery starts to mature. This is their story.

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