Christmas in the Conejo

Christmas in the Conejo

The Conejo Grade is the winding section of the 101 freeway connecting the Conejo Valley (Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village) with Camarillo. Over the course of 2.3 miles, the road drops more than 700 feet and forms the unofficial boundary between east and...
Beating the heat, getting some shots

Beating the heat, getting some shots

After four weeks with temperatures never reaching 80 degrees in Thousand Oaks, the heat arrived with a vengeance last week. My thermometer topped out at 97 one day. When that happens, the west county, just 25 minutes away, offers cool relief. So last week, after...
Classic Boiler Room

Classic Boiler Room

The Ventura County Medical Center has commenced a $300 million project (see the post below). That will require a new power plant for the hospital. But the old one is such a classic, I wanted to capture its industrial beauty before it’s gone. Here is Mike Ponce,...

A tale of two coasts

Just as hurricane Sandy was making misery for millions, life was a lark for these two boys who were blissfully skim boarding in the wide, level waves next to the Pismo Beach pier in central California. They made it look easy, but I wasn’t fooled — this...