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Most Recent Articles

The Drought: A Slow-Motion Disaster

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014

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

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014

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

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014

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

Posted by on Dec 29, 2013

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

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013

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

Posted by on Dec 22, 2013

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

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013

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

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013

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”

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013

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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Giving Thanks On A Local Level

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013

Thanksgiving. There really is no better way to give thanks than to reach out and help those in need. Here’s how.

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Dinner At The Ranch 2013 Photo Gallery

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013

Photos from Totally Local VC’s Dinner At The Ranch held in October 2013 at the Old Creek Ranch Winery.

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