Famous Franks are in Town

Alfonso Betancourth opened World Famous Franks, a gourmet hotdog truck, in January 2014. Since then he’s heard remarks ranging from “you only have one truck, how is it world famous?” to “but your name isn’t Frank!” “The name refers to famous people named Frank, like Ben Franklin, Frank Sinatra, and Frank Lloyd Wright for example,” Betancourth politely […]

Water Polo Mania

In a conference game against the Buena High Bulldogs, the Santa Barbara High Dons boys varsity water polo team narrowly won in the final minutes of their game on Oct. 14, 2014 at Buena High School in Ventura, California. Both teams were very evenly matched, each trading the lead throughout the game.  The game was […]

Arlington West

Every Sunday from dawn to dusk, a memorial is built on Santa Monica beach in Santa Monica, California, to honor the fallen soldiers of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The memorial site is called Arlington West, and has been an undertaking put on by the Los Angeles chapter of the non-profit organization called Veterans for […]

Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival

In 2008 Barbara Hinton was an active member of the Chamber of Commerce in Ventura, California, who wanted to create an annual event that would showcase the local artists of the area. Within a year the city signed off on what was then called the Ventura Art in the Park. The first year was a […]

Brady’s Barber Shop

Owning a business in 2014 is a difficult task, especially when you’re a barber shop owner and your shop is one of many salon options in the neighborhood. Mike Brady owns a traditional barber shop in Ventura, California. He bought the business in May 2010 from the original owner and changed the name to Brady’s […]