Experiencing Ventura’s Parks and Recreation

  Ventura County is rated as one of the best places in the world to live and its diverse range of public parks, beaches and national forests make the county a great place to enjoy all kinds of recreational activities in nature. The County sports some of the best beaches in Southern California and is […]

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 […]

Brooks Institute Getting Friendly With Fire

Brooks Institute Visual Journalism faculty Greg Cooper has been communicating with the Ventura County Fire Department with hopes of setting up opportunities for students to get real-life experiences in the field of community photojournalism. In and around the county visual journalism students are asked to look for journalistically interesting material to photograph for class and […]

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.  

Kamilo’s Flights

Not many people have the opportunity to look at the city they live in from above, certainly not at the exact time of day they want and with the capability to pop open a window and take a great  picture. Kamilo Bustamante, however, has had the opportunity to go out on regular flights with his […]

Pictures of the Week

Brooks students Dominic Crowley, Jessica Gallagher and Shannon Neilon explored the great outdoors recently and returned with some bee-utiful photographs.

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 […]

Surf Rodeo Continues its Comeback

On it’s second year after a ten-year absence the annual Surf Rodeo event took over San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura’s Pierpont area from July 12-13, 2014.

Overflowing Possibilities

Devin Reese, a local Ventura skater, expounds on his personal life philosophies as well as his love for skating.

A Fair to Remember

As summer barrels toward its inevitable end, the sounds of distant screams and the smell of fresh funnel cake moves through the warm July air. Currently in its second and final week, the Ventura County Fair attracts residents for heart-stopping rides and giant $10 corndogs. But the draw of the fair is more than just rides and food.