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15th October 2008

Brian Enright on Anacapa IslandI love living in Ventura.  I moved here from Dallas in 2006 and have never looked back.  I love standing on the beach and seeing snow on the tops of the mountains.  I love my friendly neighbors and the fact that I don’t need air conditioning.  I also love the fact that there are very few mosquitoes so you can just leave the doors wide open.  My relatives from Texas and Florida are always shocked by that when they visit.

When I moved here I didn’t know anyone and it was tough to get a handle on local things to do and places to go.  So I decided to write this blog in the hopes that it will help some other new people (and maybe veterans) discover something new about our town.  I hope you’ll comment on the posts and contribute ideas about your favorite things in Ventura so everyone can benefit from your experience too.

In addition to writing about Ventura I enjoy writing about Wine & Beer, Travel, Technology and High-rise Condos.  Thankfully my job with allows me to enjoy most of those simultaneously.


  • Will Dudding
    Posted at 2:02 pm April 1, 2010
    Will Dudding
    Reply Author

    Dear Ventura Mojo Editor,

    Greetings from another ex-Dallasonian who recently moved out to Cali. Just wanted to pass along info on an upcoming one-day writer’s retreat in Ojai that you and your readers might find of interest. Culminating the retreat, food editor Jonathan Gold will join the group for food, wine and conversation. I’ve included a short blurb below.

    Pasadena-based literary arts organization “The Pasadena Writing Project” is
    launching a writer’s retreat in Ojai, California this May 22. “Writing About Food Love and
    Life” is a one day event hosted by USC creative writing professor and novelist, Jervey
    Tervalon, and UCSB professor, writer and painter, Caroline Allen. The day
    long workshop will combine writing workshops along with great food and wine, all
    culminating with dinner conversation with the fabulous Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer prize
    winning food writer and raconteur. Space is limited to 20 attendees; early registration is highly advised. Cost: $350

    For more information and to register please call the iMinds PR office at 626-793-7393
    or e-mail or

    Thank you,

    Will Dudding