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FEATURES NESTING

39 Coastal Eclectic Sweet Home in the Lanes

PROFILE

29 Family First Playtime at Hang ‘em High Ranch

ABOUT TOWN

20 Homegrown Jazz Entertaining at Casa Kellaway

NESTING

13 Big Ideas for a Small Space Neighborhood Living in Midtown Ventura

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DEPARTMENTS 8 Chair Up

SHOPPING

Take a seat—outdoors COMMUNITY

10 The Art of Giving NCL Juniors of Ventura County

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COVER: Homeowner Keith Repult on a spiral descent in the Pierpont Lanes, Ventura. Photo by Gaszton Gal

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Four couples. Four homes. Four feature stories.

So clean and even you’d think we set out with this quaditorial approach in mind. And it would have been a good idea, too. That much is obvious now that the last “t” has been crossed and the ink is dry. But it didn’t start out like that. Building this issue was more of an organic process. The editorial lineup shaped itself, announcing its intention suddenly, in a spontaneous burst: “Hey, buddy. Look at me. Four local couples, each with a house that tells their story. Get it?” And there it was: a Homes and Gardens issue with skin and blood and soul. Not just bricks and mortar. Like you, I get forests of throwaway publications in the mail, many of them thick with homes-related nonsense. Perhaps that’s too strong a word—non-sense: of trifling importance or of little or no use. When I’m ready to do some work around the house these advertising vehicles may come in handy. Until then, straight into the recycle bin. Our top priority here in the editorial department is avoiding the trash heap. We’d like to keep our heads above the egg shells and banana peels, the coffee grinds and junk mail, thank you very much. So we scout for stories that not only match an issue’s theme, but that truly engage Ventana readers. As much as possible, we eschew cliché. Take Leslie Westbrook’s article on page 20. To be sure, the Kellaways of Ojai are worthy of a feature in a local lifestyle magazine. Roger is “the greatest unknown pianist in jazz,” according to the Wall Street Journal and many in the jazz cognoscenti. His artist wife, Jorjana, is an equally engaging character, known for hosting fabulous fetes at their home. So what? We could run a standard profile of the couple. Yes, that’d be fine. Easy. Good enough. But what if, considering this issue’s

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theme, the Kellaways threw one of their house parties and invited us? Invited Leslie, I should say—and her designated driver. And our photographers, Gary and Pierre Silva, who are a walking party anyway. Sounds nice on paper. But from my editorial perch I saw a wildfire of red flags flapping in the Ojai Valley. Logistical cat herding. Coordination between too many people. Beyond the hurdles, though, was the prospect of an article considerably more engaging than your typical magazine fodder. As it turns out, the whole thing went off like smooth jazz. Jorjana confirmed her reputation as a consummate hostess, and the story and photos came in on schedule. Party guests dined and drank and danced. Lampshades stayed on lamps. Stories like this one—indeed, most of the stories we run in Ventana—are not intended as resource tools. Though you may pick up an idea here and there (I got a couple good ones from the Midtown piece on page 13), we’re not out to teach or preach. And we’re certainly not in the business of breaking news. You want the daily scoop? Go online. It’s all there. Quick bytes. Unconfirmed. Here this second, viral the next, rewritten a minute later. While the specter of print publication’s looming demise remains a radioactive topic of conversation in journalism circles, magazine readership continues to grow. The reason, I think, is that there’s no hurry to chug this cocktail of entertainment and information. Sip it. Pick it up, put it down. Come back to it next week or next month. Tell your neighbor you saw them on our pages. This isn’t time-sensitive material. It’s a magazine. Batteries not required. — Matt mattk@ventanamonthly.com

Editor in Chief Matt Katz Art Director Christy Sisneros assistant editor Maxine Hurt Circulation Teresa Wann-Davis human resources Andrea Baker Account Executives Warren Barrett Peter Burgi Jon Cowsill Diane Newman Brian Parra Sales Team leader Kelly-marie Tracy Contributors Allison Costa Gaszton Gal Andrea Kitay Jim Minics and Kelly Segre Gary and Pierre Silva Mark Storer Leslie A. Westbrook Graphic Designer Enrique Candioti Bret Hooper VP of Finance Michael Nagami Business manager Angela Wang Accounting Alysia Chavez Publisher David Comden

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By Allison Costa Photos by Jim Minics and Kelly Segre “We’ll buy it.” That’s what Michelle and Jeremy Walker said within the first minute of seeing the tiny house with a shaky foundation and colonial pillars in Midtown Ventura. Recalling that day in 2002, Jeremy said with its square footage capping out at 600 square feet, “It would fit in someone’s garage.” But it was near the beach, the price was right, and the Walkers knew they could transform it. In the nine years since then, they have turned the nondescript house into a charming Craftsman style bungalow. In the process they created an oasis for themselves, a place where they can escape their busy lives as co-owners of the landscape design company Blooming Gardens (bloominggardens.biz). Dating to 1927, the structure was originally built to house workers from the offshore oil rigs. Though it had not an ounce of Craftsman design, the Walkers— who had been deeply inspired by the architectural style—set about recreating their property. Craftsman homes were popular during the early part of the 20th century, and the couple endeavored to make the redesign “aesthetically correct to the era.” With Jeremy’s experience as a general contractor and Michelle’s background in landscape design, they’ve got design, construction, and landscaping covered. “We’ve never had anything handed to us on a silver platter,” Michelle said, explaining why they had no problem doing the work themselves.

And with help from the sub-contractors they work with at Blooming Gardens, they were also able to custom create every aspect of the home. Since they spend much of their time in the backyard, last year the Walkers set out to transform it into an outdoor living space. The large covered patio offers a welcoming area with a fireplace and a large solid wood dining table flanked by an Asian-inspired sideboard and an oversize mirror. One of the first things they did was widen the tiny front porch, making it more inviting to the neighborhood and more Craftsman in style. They installed replacement replica siding above the bottom of the window line and shingles below, painting both with colors historically appropriate to the era. Throughout the construction process, the Walkers kept the neighborhood in mind. “We didn’t want to overbuild,” said Michelle. “We wanted to bring it back to life, make it green, and give it character.” Sustainability was among their top priorities for home and garden. They replaced all of the original windows with vinyl double-paned windows and installed LED lighting in the kitchen. Around the patio, a gravel border is part of a drainage system designed to filter out soot and grime before runoff water drains to the street, and eventually to the ocean. Neither of the yards have irrigation systems; all of the plants are drought tolerant. A wall protects the front garden and its flora from the April 2011

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drying effects of wind, so only a scant amount of water is required—and only when the weather gets hot. When asked to describe the yard’s style, Michelle smiled: “It’s called no maintenance... with a splash of modern Japanese flare.” Michelle found much of her inspiration for the front yard in Japanese art, something she has had a passion for most of her life. A concrete Japanese lantern, Japanese maples, and a few small pots of bamboo sit amongst grasses and rocks alongside a series of stepping-stones and a trickling fountain. Feng shui—the ancient Chinese system of spatial arrangement—also guided the Walkers’ design. In accordance with feng shui guidelines, the pathway to the house is wider than the front door. A pair of foo dogs, traditionally believed to ward off evil spirits, sits on either side of the entrance. When asked what it was like to design such a small space, Michelle said, “We just made

things work.” Part of the way they did that was by widening many of the doorways and adding mirrors to reflect light and expand the space visually. They even painted their bedroom door the same olive green as the walls to trick the eye and make the kitchen feel larger. In their contemporary kitchen hangs a sign that reads “Que syrah syrah...,” a reference to the couple’s fondness for red wine and their belief that whatever will be, will be. Yet the Walkers are anything but fly by the seat of your pants kind of people. They are planners, with more ideas for their house. Their next project will be to expand upward, building a second floor master bedroom. When asked by friends why they don’t simply move to a bigger house in the hills, the Walkers seem almost shocked. Why would they want to leave? “We’ll just keep growing the house,” Michelle said. v

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FULL DISCLOSURE: I have been a friend of Roger and Jorjana Kellaway for more than 15 years and I happen to love them dearly. Roger is one of the most kick-ass jazz pianists on the planet (the Wall Street Journal called him “the greatest unknown pianist in jazz”). He is also quirky and great fun, just like his vivacious redheaded partner of 45 years, Jorjana, an artist in her own right. Jorjana and I first met at a Santa Barbara “jazz house party” where Roger was performing with the lyricist Gene Lees. While waiting in line to use the W.C., we struck up a conversation that has never stopped. Eventually, when he finished tickling the ivories, Roger joined in. Make that Dr. Kellaway, as Roger—along with another jazz legend, Quincy Jones—was recently anointed with an honorary doctorate from The New England Conservatory of Music. Kellaway is a smalltown Massachusetts native and an alumnus of that illustrious institution. The good doctor’s bio of folks he has jammed with reads like a who’s who of the music world. He has performed and/or worked with Elvis Presley, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Joni Mitchell, Henry Mancini, Lena Horne, Bobby Darin, Carmen McRae, Barbra Streisand, and Michael Tilson Thomas. Did I mention Kevin Spacey and Tony Bennett? That’s just the short list. Kellaway also happens to be one of those rare artists who can cross over from jazz to classical. He’s composed a ballet for George Balanchine and the New York City Ballet; orchestral pieces for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the National Symphony, and the New American Orchestra; and a concerto, “Songs of Ascent,” for the New York Philharmonic, with Zubin Mehta conducting. Roger’s list of national accomplishments goes on—including 26 film scores, one (Streisand’s “A Star Is Born”) that garnered an Academy Award nomination. Here at home he has regularly performed at and supported the Ojai Music Festival since 1993, when he and Jorjana moved to the area. (He actually first performed at the Festival in 1973, at the invitation of Michael Tilson Thomas.) And he recorded a lyrical album with the Ojai-based violinist Yue Deng, a classically trained musician who, remarkably, had never played jazz before this LP. Many of Roger’s recordings are done under his own


Opposite: Snazzy and jazzy. Jorjana and Roger Kellaway at home in Ojai. Above: Guests dance off a Moroccan meal during a house party in March. Top left: The gold record in Roger’s home studio is from “A Star is Born,” 1977. Right, top to bottom: Jorjana’s father, Robert McIntosh, painted much of the artwork hanging at Casa Kellaway. Pre-party, empty dishes await chicken tangine, basmati rice, and organic salads while Roger tickles the ivory. April 2011

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home to paradise. Ojai reminds me of the small town where I grew up. Waban (Massachusetts) had one bank, one market, and one cop. I went back to my roots.” The couple’s wood and glass home is a welcoming place of tranquility. From the moment guests enter through redwood gates, the soft sounds of a fountain and gentle tinkling of outdoor bells create a sense of calm. For evening soirees, like the Moroccan fest the Kellaways hosted in March, candles and small lights glow throughout the garden grounds. The modest home is perfectly suited for two but can accommodate a crowd. Recently, the couple added a teahouse for entertaining in the garden. It’s a heavenly spot for al fresco lunches and pink moment dinners. For the recent Moroccan meal, guests gathered in the teahouse for appetizers before adjourning to the main house and a buffet dinner that included Jorjana’s chicken tangine with basmati rice and a bountiful organic salad. Free-flowing wine loosened the crowd for dancing in the living room after the food had settled.

Above: The teahouse, built by Sergio Cortes, provides an idyllic space for outdoor entertaining. Right: Appetizers were served in the teahouse before guests moved to the main house (top right), a wood and glass affair where Jorjana spread out a buffet of Moroccaninspired dishes. Far right: The aquatic gurgle of a fountain and the gentle tinkling of bells lend the garden a utopian serenity.


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Michael Bradbury has the hands of a farmer: large and knotted with muscle, cracked and worn from hard work. Standing with him on his rustic Hang ‘em High Ranch in the Ojai Valley, you’d be hard-pressed to think of him as the former District Attorney for Ventura County, a politician and heavy operator. “I was raised in Susanville,” said Bradbury. “I had cows and horses, and when I came to Ventura County, I brought horses with me.” But Bradbury, then and now, is more than a cowboy. He had Pete Wilson’s ear and called Ronald Reagan a friend. His hallway is dotted with photographs: Bradbury with the “Governator”; Bradbury and his wife, Heidi, with Margaret Thatcher; Bradbury with Reagan. Though he made his living prosecuting criminals and representing clients, he still laments the loss of a time when a handshake sealed a business deal. In spite of his storied past, here at the ranch he is first and foremost a husband and father. Hang ‘em High is Michael and Heidi’s combined vision, a 10-acre wonderland with a menagerie of animals, a zoo where dogs, horses, a llama, a pig, birds, sheep, and many others gather in a sort of happy commingling. The Bradbury’s ranch is part retreat, part entertainment, and all home. “It’s all about the kids, really,” said Bradbury. He’s talking about the couple’s three children: Michael Jr., 15, Sean, 13, and Heather, 8. “We wanted a place where they could grow and be,” he said. But this isn’t Neverland. Michael’s career as a prosecutor and his political connections tell a very real story. This is a study in contrasts. The Bradburys, married now for some 20 years, bring together the varied interests of a creative and serious artist and a take-no-prisoners D.A., combining them in a Western retreat. “We wanted to instill certain values in the kids and preserve the Western way of life,” said Michael. Purchased in 1992, the ragged old ranch house was daunting. “When we found the place, our Realtor told us we shouldn’t even take a closer look,” said Heidi. “It was a disaster. There were 20 or 30 people living in the main house, and there’s a guest house out back where there were another dozen living.”

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Michael, however, saw incredible potential. “It was powerful,” he said. “It looked like a Roman bath. There were columns throughout the main hallway and the dining and living rooms. There were marble floors and chandeliers. We spent a lot of time just cleaning it up, getting rid of those columns, redoing everything.” Clean they did. And with an eye for the Old West and an eye for Ojai, Heidi, an artist and painter, began to style the decrepit old ranch into a family home. She and Michael, both horse lovers, bred and raised a few quarter horses. Though three of the females were preparing to foal at the time of this writing, this is by no means a breeding business. For lack of a better term, the Bradburys are simply animal lovers. Their dogs enjoy a high place of esteem, right alongside the llama and the ducks. As we walk the property, two Labrador retrievers flank us, acting as a kind of security detail, but with tongues lolling and happy expressions instead of earpieces and dark glasses. The whole family rides, and the tack room is riddled with favorite saddles and bridles. Only the couple’s eldest son, Michael Jr., has split from the family’s Western roots: there is one black English saddle among the myriad brown Western ones. The house itself is 4000 square feet with mostly wood floors and tile. Heidi’s office, a true artist’s studio, is

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strewn with her work, complete and incomplete, as well as an amalgam of dog toys and even a couple of dogs. Sunlight pours through windows into the living and dining areas, dappling a giant wooden archway in the entry hall and dancing across the undulating wood floor. Michael’s office is the office of a country lawyer. There are bookshelves and more pictures, badges from his work as Ventura County’s District Attorney. There is a notable gun collection, from which he removes a beautiful, old Colt revolver for me to hold. Picture windows look out to the backyard deck, shaded by one of more than 50 redwood trees the couple planted. “We planted every tree you see out here,” said Heidi. “We just created what we wanted.” And what the Bradburys wanted was a family home. The place is lived in, not unnecessarily bedecked with trinkets. There are obvious and valuable keepsakes, and certainly Michael and Heidi’s careers are noted with her paintings of Yosemite and his photos of political connections. But pictures of the children are more prominent, and none of the rooms have age restrictions. Heather, the eight-year-old, follows us into Michael’s office without a thought of being shooed away. Directly behind the house, a multi-layered deck descends to a large pool with beach entry and a built-in waterslide—for “kids of all ages,” as Michael said. There’s

Preceding page: Mike and Heidi Bradbury in the aptly-named family room, with kids Mike Jr., 15, Heather, 8, and Sean, 13. Top, from left: The familyoriented ranch home was a shared vision. In the sunroom, an antique fortune-telling scale stands tall amongst cowboy collectibles. The living room showcases a Schimmel piano and Mehl Lawson bronze. Interior adornments range from this saddle by Juan Beltran to Heidi’s greenhouse orchids. Right: The fireplace was handbuilt using rocks from the ranch. Dugan Essick crafted the bar and wraparound bookshelves from Russian walnut burl. Far right: The sunroom is a gathering spot replete with Ranchero Visitadores leather chairs for each family member.


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Left, top to bottom: Old saddles and a collection of branding irons hang in the path to the training arena. The pool is a fantasy for “kids of all ages.” Animals like Pork and Beans, a.k.a. Rosie, are treated like family. Above right: The entryway is stocked with antique coach guns and Winchesters. Actor and Western artist Buck Taylor, a family friend, did the painting. The spittoon came from an old Santa Fe railroad car.

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Coastal Eclectic What do you get when you combine a natural sense of aesthetics and an entrepreneurial spirit? For Keith and Samantha Repult, the possibilities were limitless By Andrea Kitay Photos by Gaszton Gal Most days you can find Keith and Samantha Repult at home in Pierpont, on the beach, plotting their next project. Like many of the residents of Ventura County’s beach communities, Keith discovered Pierpont’s narrow lanes as a weekend warrior from Santa Clarita. “We would come down and stay in our weekend home, and the weekends turned into weeks,” he says. “Next thing you know we bought a lot and decided to build a house ourselves.”     Impressive from the outside, their new home, fin-

ished a year ago, actually has a dual personality. The exterior’s stained soffits, hand sawn corbels, hand-troweled stucco, and tile roof suggest south of the border ease, even sunny Mediterranean climes. But the interior tells another tale. “Samantha calls it Bohemian,” chuckles Keith as he opens the door and leads me on a tour of the house’s three light and airy floors, stopping to point out the view of the sand from this vantage, and the surf from around the corner. April 2011

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Confidently eschewing a decorator’s preference for a main theme, the couple filled the house with items that caught their eyes and won their hearts. But revealing a natural sense of aesthetics, they mixed and blended an eclectic collection of furniture, fixtures, and art into a pleasingly coordinated whole. From the heavy wood front door to the coconut-covered wall and pebble shower in the master suite to the third-story patio where daughters Syanne, 20, and Sahvon, 19, hang out with their friends, the house seems to glow with an oddly tropical warmth. A hand-blown sea glass chandelier casts a mellow glow on the front hall’s wood floors, and radiant heating installed beneath floors throughout the house keeps the interior comfy on cool mornings. As we move through three living rooms, four bedrooms, an office, and three decks, we navigate a maze of protective railings and baby gates. Built before now 16-month-old Jaxon’s arrival, it’s clear who’s running the show these days. No sooner did the house seem finished than the two embarked on another project. The new venture, a quick stroll away from the home, is a cheerful Tommy Bahama style yogurt shop, complete with brightly painted walls and a thatched overhang. A former vegetable stand, it opened in December as the Yogurt Hut. And business seems to be booming.   Who is this self-made and delightfully unpretentious entrepreneur? Keith, tall and sandy blond with a goatee, sports the typical Ventura beach uniform: shorts, sandals, and a relaxed shirt. Though he hails from Tennessee (you can still hear a trace of a drawl), he now considers himself a bona fide Californian, having hopped a bus and headed west more than 20 years ago. “I left Memphis with three dollars in my pocket and ended up doing really well for myself,” he muses. “But I think that stems from the fact that I had to make it or break it. It’s either live in the street or make it.” That’s easier said than done. But Keith is a natural salesman, a skill he honed by selling plastics, real estate investments, imported antique cars, and even gold. “I can sell anything,” he says matter-of-factly. “Samantha and I are the perfect partners. Where I’m better at some things, she’s better at others,” he chuckles. “Nothing’s off limits for us, including diapers, dinner, and business.”  As it happens, the yogurt shop was Samantha’s idea, and with Keith in agreement the couple went for it. “We love it, and


Darkly-stained strips of wood outline a recessed soffit, cutting the overwhelming whiteness of ceilings and walls. In the adjoining room, plush couches are pure comfort.

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“Samantha and I are the perfect partners. Where I’m better at some things, she’s better at others.”

Left: A trip to the desert inspired two-tone couches in the master bedroom. The oversize chair was added when now 16-month-old Jaxon was born. Bottom left: Located on the first floor, the master bedroom opens onto the back patio and has a contemporary yet comfortable feel. Below: A spa tub in the master bath overlooks the patio.

so does the neighborhood,” he says. “It’s a place for our community to come and hang out. We wanted everyone involved, so when we opened we gave out shirts to the kids at our local elementary, and now we’re having a competition to see who comes up with the best name.” Pierpont being a tight-knit community, it was a natural for these constant entrepreneurs to turn the little 390-square-foot shack on the corner of Pierpont and Seaward into something that would serve the community and their friends. “The corner here has two liquor stores. It needed something more to bring the community together,” says Keith. The place is humming when I stop in for a cup of nonfat vanilla with fresh strawberries. Lactose-free and nonfat varieties are offered alongside a peanut butter/chocolate blend and a sumptuous self-serve bar with and fresh fruit toppings. Like the Repult’s eclectically-designed house, their yogurt stand was a somewhat impromptu affair: the product of wise decisions made in the heat of the moment. “We didn’t know anything about yogurt when we started,” laughs Keith, “but what we’ve discovered over the years is that there’s nothing we can’t learn to do.” v The Yogurt Hut, 1038 S. Seaward Ave., Ventura; 805-643-8808 42

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Antigone Through April 17 | Ojai Valley Grange Antigone, a timeless classic pertinent to our current world situation, comes to Ojai’s Senga Theatre with a modern look. Antigone, a young girl dealing with the death of her brothers,  defies the law that states one of them must be left unburied. The conflict between her civic duty and her familial obligation drives her, and those around her, to a tragic end. The Ojai Valley Grange, 381 Cruzero St., Ojai. For more information, visit sengatheatreojai.blogspot.com or call 805-646-4885.

BUG Through April 17 | Santa Paula Theater Center Back Stage at SPTC presents Tracy Letts’ BUG. Peter, a mysterious drifter, befriends Agnes, a mournful woman who resides in a seedy motel on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. Once paired, their madness seems infectious.  What really happened to Agnes’ young son? Is the secret government military really searching for Peter? Their fears escalate to paranoia, conspiracy theories, and twisted psychological motives. Recommended for mature audiences only. 125 S. 7th St. Santa Paula. For tickets and more information, visit santapaulatheatercenter.org.

An Evening with David Gallup April 9 | Brooks Institute, Ventura Focus on the Masters Saturday Artist Spotlight Series visits with David Gallup, a plein air painter and teacher who creates works that exquisitely capture a sense of place. $10 general admission, $5 students and seniors. 5-6:30 p.m., Motion Picture Campus Screening Room, 5301 N. Ventura Ave.,Ventura. For more information, visit focusonthemasters.com.

Art Alfresco Invitational Exhibition & Art Sale April 16 | Museum of Ventura County Fine art and delicious fare highlight this spring’s Art Alfresco Invitational Exhibition and Art Sale. Stroll through the easels and sculptures of 30 of the region’s finest artists, exhibiting and selling their work in the museum’s plaza and Martin V. & Martha K. Smith Pavilion. $20 admission includes food samplings from local purveyors and entry to all museum galleries. A portion of the proceeds from each piece sold will support museum programs. 2-6 p.m. For more information, call 805.653.0323 x 304.

Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2011 April 16 | Seaside Promenade Park, Ventura More than 70 eco-friendly vendors and some 70,000 attendees are expected to participate this year. The event is sponsored by Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education and The City of Ventura. All profits fund Ventura Charter School’s enrichment programs for students K-8. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit venturacharterschool.org.

Conejo Valley Home Remodeling & RV Show April 16 – 17 | Hyatt Westlake Plaza More than 170 vendors will be on hand with information about everything from kitchen and bath remodeling to interior decorating, landscaping, and pools and spas. Energy-efficient products, including Solatube skylights, solar heating, and tankless water heaters, will be exhibited. The latest model RVs will also be on display. 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. For more information, visit conejovalleyhomeshow.com.

Wine & Art Trail April 17 | Oxnard Wines from the Ventura County Wine Trail pair with local sponsors—the Rotary Club of Oxnard and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme’s Young Professional Network—at this third annual event featuring wine tastings and appetizers at a variety of locations.

The event benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs’ after-school music program. $50, 1-5 p.m. Event begins at Heritage Square: 715 S. A St. Oxnard. For more information, visit winearttrail.eventbrite.com.

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Ventura Music Festival April 28 – May 7 | Locations throughout Ventura This year’s theme, “Caravana Muzica - Folk Inspirations in Classical Music,” recognizes the influence of folk traditions on classical music. Icons such as Brahms and Bartok turned to the music of the fields and Gypsies when creating many of the beautiful compositions we’ve come to know and love. The season opens with the U.S. premiere of the Mendelssohn third piano concerto, recently discovered by pianist Roberto Prosseda, and includes trumpeter Chris Botti and the great Gypsy violinist Roby. For more information, visit venturamusicfestival.org or see the official program for the 2011 concert season inserted in this issue of Ventana.

The Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament April 29 – May 1 | Western Ventura County The Ojai Valley Tennis Club, founded in 1895 and sponsor of the largest amateur tennis tournament in the United States, presents the Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament. Headquarters are located at Ojai’s Libbey Park, but matches are played on courts at more than 30 locations in western Ventura County. This year’s tournament is the 111th since 1896, when “The Ojai” was founded by NCAA doubles champion William L. Thacher to promote amateur tennis in California. For more information, visit ojaitourney.org.

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Spring Garden Tour April 30 | Ventura Put on a pair of flat shoes, gather your friends and family, and take a self-guided tour through seven private gardens in Ventura. Enjoy dramatic views, an inspirational tropical gem, an expansive natural park-like landscape, and cozy intimate spaces. The tour, a fundraiser for the Ventura Botanical Gardens, spotlights gardens tended by green-thumbed owners and acclaimed professionals alike. 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tickets online at venturabotanicalgardens.com.

Paint Ventura April 30 | Downtown Ventura & Grant Park “Paint Ventura” is the first annual all-media plein air event featuring a day of local artists creating and teaching in Downtown Ventura. More than 40 artists will create their art in the parks, along the sidewalks, and in front of stores. Sessions with different instructors will be held over the day in a variety of media including painting, drawing, and photography. Outdoor workshops will be held for all skill levels in a variety of mediums. The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to sunset on Main St., California St., and in Grant Park. For more information, visit paintventura.com.

Open Artists Studios April 30 and May 1 | Ojai Four artists and two studios are featured in this 9th annual event held at the artful home studios of painters Christine Brennan and Dianne Bennett. This year includes guest artists Teal Rowe and P. Lyn Middleton. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 175 N. Pueblo Ave. and 214 N. Encinal Ave., Ojai. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 805-640-8329.

ON THE HORIZON The Ojai Storytelling Festival May 5 - 8 | Downtown Ojai The 12th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival offers captivating performances for all ages. This year’s tellers include emcee Dan Keding, Regi Carpenter, Donald Davis, Diane Ferlatte, Billy Jonas, Jude Narita, Antonio Sacre, and more. The Festival is presented by Performances to Grow On, a nonprofit organization. The festival will be held at Chaparral Grounds. For tickets and more information, visit ojaistoryfest.org. April 2011

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Located Near Ventura College! Great Property! 3 BD 2BA features spacious floor plan with 1627 sq.ft., gas fireplace in living room, newer kitchen appliances, and sunroom. Beautifully landscaped. 2 car garage. Gated entry. Close to new Ventura Community Park. $404,900. fecampos@coldwellbanker.com Fernando R. Campos/Pearl Reyes, Coldwell Banker Residential, 805-218-2725

New Listing East Ventura. Over 2600 sq ft lovely home on large lot, with wonderful pool. 5BR+2.5 BA with family room. Possible RV parking. $429,000 Ana Gil/Terri Davis, ERA Cusick Realty, 805-794-6892

Extended Family Choice 3BR, 3BA Ventura home corner location. 3rd BR, with separate entrance, has private bath, and kitchen/sink area! Use as private master suite! Monica Hurtado, Select Properties, 805-765-1681

Beach Condo Upgraded condo, 2 BR + 1 Ba, features an open floor plan with dual paned windows, wood floors, single car garage. Short walk to the beach. $209,000. www.hyrealty.com Tom Jina/Jim Wick, Helen Yunker Realty 805-653-7165

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Westport/channel islands harbor home. Spacious 5 BR + 4 BA, 3691 Sq.Ft. per assessor; Wolf stove and oven, Sub-zero fridge,wood, tile and carpet floors, huge family room off kitchen, 2 fireplaces. 50’ boat dock, AC, 3-car garage, corner lot Huge price reduction to 990,000 Tracey Lamprecht, Buchalter Real Estate, 805-701-4563

Regular Sale! Nice kept 3 BR + 2.5 BA home with family room. Features included hardwood floors, dual pane windows, plantation shutters, built in bar area in the family room and corian counter tops and recessed lighting in the kitchen. Located on a corner lot!! Veronica Licea, Coldwell Banker Residential, 805-302-4500

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Spacious, Immaculate Newer Home This roomy 2 story Heritage Valley home has 4BR + 3BA . Huge Loft/Game room Or possible 5th Bedroom. Master Suite with enormous walk-in closet. Large Kitchen with granite counters. 3 Car garage and more. $339,000. www.artperez.com Art Perez, Toop Real Estate, Inc., 805-340-9624

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Family Park Mobile Home. 3 BD 2 BA built in 1989. Seller wants it sold. Priced to sell! 24hour info 1-800-458-1758 ID#4130 $75,000. www.kenwallis.com Ken Wallis, Select Properties, 805-218-3402

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Toll Brothers ‘Santa Barbara’ model built in 2005 with 5BR + 5.5BA + office/den and approx 5,169 sq. ft. Patio off the master overlooking the pool, spa, mountain views. Virtual

Tour: www.2445WoodcreekRoad.com $1,275,000

7159 Los Coyotes Place, Camarillo French Country custom built in 1998 with 4BR + 3.5BA. Garnidale Estates beauty with 3,914 sq. ft. on a half acre lot with mountain and valley views. Formal living and dining rooms. Fabulous gourmet island kitchen with Viking range, built-in refrigerator, lots of cabinetry. Spacious master with fireplace. One bedroom/bath downstairs. Private back yard with pool, spa, putting green. RV space and 3-car garage. Virtual Tour: www.7159LosCoyotesPlace.com $1,100,000

6328 La Cumbre Road, Somis Single story custom home built in 2003 with 5BR + 4BA. Threecar attached garage and detached garage with 12 car capacity. Additional outside parking including RV dump. Fully landscaped lot of nearly one acre. Gated for privacy. Virtual

Tour: www.6328LaCumbreRoad.com $1,245,000

1325 Calle Aurora, Camarillo

6793 Aviano Drive, Camarillo

Barcelona Street, Camarillo

Las Posas Estates custom home on the golf course at Las Posas Country Club. 3BR + 2.5BA. with approx. 3200 sq. ft.. Walls of glass afford views of the 16th fairway and mountains. Beach entry pool. Spa. Gated circular drive. Virtual

Be the “King of the Hill” with your own putting greens and fabulous views of the mountains. Single story 4BR +2.5BA. Refurbished with new interior/exterior paint, carpet and vinyl windows. Virtual Tour:

Attention Builders! Excellent opportunity to develop this 3-acre parcel South of the 101 Freeway at Carmen Drive. City of Camarillo approval for 9 single family homes. Utilities at the street. $650,000

Tour: www.1325CalleAurora.com $975,000

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www.6793AvianoDrive.com $859,000

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1022 Corte Augusta, Camarillo

1416 Lantana Street , Camarillo

1058 Jay Avenue, Camarillo

Spanish Hills Golf Villa tastefully upgraded throughout. 3BR + 2.5BA. Built in 1997 with 1,623 sq. ft. Mountain views. Gated community with pool, spa, RV parking.

Beautiful Green Meadows home with 3BR + 2.5BA + Bonus Room. Built in 1973 with 1,898 sq. ft. Remodeled kitchen. Master bedroom downstairs. Three-car garage. Formal living room with fireplace. Upstairs Bonus Room with decking. Virtual

Beautiful Country Club Square home in a quiet midtown location. Built in 1962 with 3BR + 2BA. Newly carpeted, painted inside. Fireplace in the living room. Heating and kitchen appliances upgraded. Vinyl, dual-paned windows and slider door to brick patio.

Virtual Tour: www.1022CorteAugusta.com $545,000

Tour: www.1416LantanaStreet.com $475,000

Virtual Tour: www.1058JayAvenue.com $395,000

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This month I’m featuring a design that my right hand guy, John Muscarella, did for a client. These earrings were designed specifically for a pair of marquise sapphires and done in our proprietary 19K white gold. The sapphires are a beautiful deep blue. As you can see, the earrings are completely articulated so that they move and sparkle with the slightest motion of the head. Please come and see our collection of great earrings - and if we don’t have it, we’ll make it!

“We don’t copy what’s new, I create what’s next!” —Bob Lynn

Lynn’s Jewelry Studio 805 642-5500

6100 Telegraph Rd., Suite C

Wed - Fri 11-7

Ventura in the Victoria Plaza Center Corner of Telegraph & Victoria

Sat 10-4 And By Appointment

All of our custom designs have been made from 100% recycled gold for more than 35 years. Respect for the earth is not a new idea at Lynn’s.

April 2011: Spring Home + Garden Issue  

In Their Element: Local Owners and the Homes They Create

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