Healing Waters

Pat Nataro III, a Brooks Institute Alumnus, is the founder of “A Walk on Water” (AWOW), an organization he created in 2000 to provide a safe environment in the ocean where children who have special needs can feel a sense of accomplishment and joy. He says of the group, “A Walk On Water is an organization […]

Pictures of The Week

  Relaxation and adventure are themes for this edition of Pictures of the Week. The pictures show mostly the beauty and variety of the great outdoors.

Million-Dollar Experience

“I had this thought of, ‘I would’ve paid a million dollars for this experience,’” Jessica Hoover said about experiencing an out-of-hospital birth. In October she became part of the 1.36% of mothers in the United States who decided to have their baby out-of-hospital with a midwife. An out-of-hospital birth can take place at a birth […]

Living With It

  Garrett Nichols of Anaheim, Calif., was an Infantryman in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. He returned from combat with pins and medals for his accomplishments, but also with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). When he left for the war zone Garrett, 24, had a thought in the back of his mind that he might not come […]

Pictures of the Week

An intricate collection of moments embodies the spirit of a diverse interpretation of the world from students who contributed to images this week. Selections show a strong reminder of the power of storytelling through imagery, while also exemplifying a creative spirit.  

Ventura Beer Fest 2014

The annual California Beer Festival took place at Mission Park in Ventura, California with over 140 craft beers on tap, food trucks and live music on September 20th and 21st. Festivalgoers who purchased VIP tickets were able to receive an early pour from the beer stands while general admission guests were only able to enter the park. The […]

Central Coast Comic Con

Characters from anime, sci-fi, horror, Steampunk, video games and anything you can imagine came to life at the Ventura County Fair Grounds in Ventura, California, last weekend, Sep. 12-14. The second annual Central Coast Comic Con, or C4, opened its doors on Sep. 12 to hundreds of people from all over the country and different parts […]

Keeping Tradition Alive

A family vacation offering a chance to reconnect.

The California Drought: A look at a bigger picture

In 2013 California experienced its driest year in recorded history, and 2014 has marked the third consecutive year of extremely dry conditions. Land preserves are among the many organization that must understand and adapt to the extreme weather cycle.

A Visual Diary: Julia Micheline’s Self-Portrait Challenge

Julia Micheline gives us a peek into her visual diary. Her intimate self-portraiture project is part of a year-long challenge she has set for herself.