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The Ojai abode of Otis Bradley   Time For a Change Real-life historical renovations   Q+A: Architect Ed Campbell On local history and futuristic visions   Sweet Springtime Grow your own hummingbird garden

“The Tower Club is a haven of comfort and personal luxury. With the warmth of a private lavish home, the club offers exquisite gourmet dining, impeccable service and attention, an elegant atmosphere, ongoing social events, banquet, wedding reception and meeting facilities, a fitness center and cabana, and of course, outstanding reciprocal benefits. I invite you to enjoy all that is best in the tradition of a city club at the Tower Club!” —Robert Lopez, owner

Sunset Dinner Recital Easter Brunch Spring Fling Tango Night Wine & Dine Bistro Night TGIF Steak & Lobster Bouillabaisse

Friday, April 6 Sunday April 8th Friday, April 13th Friday, April 27th Wednesday nights Thursday nights Friday nights Saturday nights

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a concert hall without walls music without boundaries The Pacific Shores Philharmonic at Ojai’s Libbey Bowl Inaugural 2012 Summer Season June through September

MAGIC YOU CAN HEAR. Music has the power to unlock the soul. Experience the PS Phil’s inaugural summer season, a dynamic six-concert series of extraordinary performances at Libbey Bowl, Ojai’s historic outdoor amphitheater. From classical and choral masterworks, to chamber, jazz, pops, new and world music, summertime with the PS Phil is magic you can hear. CONNNECT TO THE SOUNDS THAT STIR THE SOUL. Become a part of Ventura County’s newest tradition by becoming an inaugural subscriber today!

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SUMMER SEASON CONCERT 1 Saturday, June 30 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at 2:00 p.m. STRING SPECTACULAR E. Burns Taft conductor Yue Deng violin VIVALDI The Four Seasons MENDELSSOHN Octet for Strings The inaugural summer season opens with the PS Phil’s String Spectacular, an evening showcase of the Philharmonic’s vibrant string sections, highlighted by virtuoso performances of Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, with PS Phil Principal Concertmaster Yue Deng as violin soloist.

CONCERT 2 Saturday, July 14 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 15 2:00 p.m. PS PHIL PRESENTS JAZZ AT LIBBEY BOWL (ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED) Get your groove on for a night of mingling with the fat cats as the PS Phil presents an evening of jazz under the stars at Libbey Bowl. A summer favorite not to be missed!

THREE OPTIONS TO SUBSCRIBE: OPTION 1: All six Saturday evenings OPTION 2: All six Sunday matinees OPTION 3: Create-your-own three concert mix Ticket prices range from $25 to $99 per concert depending on selected seating location. *Senior & Active Duty Military Subscriptions Active duty military and Seniors 65 or better with a valid ID receive a 15% discount to subscriptions for Sunday matinee concerts. One subscription per ID. For more information, call 805.620.1000.

CONCERT 3 Saturday, July 28 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 29, 2:00 p.m. SONIC BOOM: CARMINA BURANA FEATURING THE PACIFIC SHORES CHORALE E. Burns Taft conductor Pacific Shores Philharmonic Orchestra Pacific Shores Chorale Pacific Shores Youth Choir ORFF Carmina Burana Presented in the composer’s original two-piano form, the PS Phil presents Carl Orff’s explosive Carmina Burana featuring the Pacific Shores Chorale—the official choir of the PS Phil—with two grand pianos and the Philharmonic’s percussion section for a true sonic boom performance under the Ojai sky.

*Student Rush Tickets Student rush tickets for $10 are available only at the door for each concert 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance and are subject to availability. Student rush tickets are not available as a subscription series. A valid student ID is required.

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CONCERT 5 Saturday, August 25 8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 2:00 p.m. WORLD MUSIC: THE FLAME OF TANGO E. Burns Taft conductor Pacific Shores Philharmonic Orchestra RODRIGUEZ La Cumparista Tango PIAZZOLLA Oblivion CURTIS Tango La Invitación PIAZZOLLA Meditango CARLOS Gardel Por Una Cabeza PIAZZOLLA Le Grand Tango BROUWER Concerto No. 3 for Guitar, Elegiaco SURINACH Ritmo Jondo The PS Phil ignites the Libbey Bowl stage with a fiery evening of Tangos, featuring musicians from the Pacific Shores Philharmonic and guest artists (to be announced). A seductive evening of sultry sounds not for the faint of heart!

CONCERT 4 Saturday, August 11 8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2:00 p.m.

CONCERT 6 Saturday, September 22 8:00 p.m. Sunday, September 23 2:00 p.m.

POPS UNDER THE STARS: MUSIC FOR COWBOYS & COWGIRLS E. Burns Taft conductor Pacific Shores Philharmonic Orchestra

NEW MUSIC: SONIC SOJOURNS Pacific Shores New Music Group E. Burns Taft conductor Virginia Kron cello; director of new music

WILLIAMS Star Wars Main Theme BARRY Symphonic Suite from Dances With Wolves DESPLAT/WILLIAMS Suite from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 COPLAND Hoedown from Rodeo GROFÉ Grand Canyon Suite Grab your cowboy hats and spurs, and giddee on up to the Libbey Bowl for an extraordinary family night of pops and classical music celebrating all walks of cowpoke, from galactic cowboys and cowboy magicians to the lonely desperados of American yesteryear. Highlighted by performances of the symphonic suite to the beloved Harry Potter chronicles and movie composer John Barry’s panoramic Dances With Wolves suite, The PS Phil’s Music for Cowboys & Cowgirls concert showcases the full power of the entire Pacific Shores Philharmonic Orchestra. Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite, a sweeping musical portrait of the natural landmark’s breathtaking majesty, appropriately concludes the program.

The inaugural season concludes with the PS Phil New Music Group in an extraordinary program of contemporary works that take concertgoers on a musical journey, conjuring images of remarkable places, far and near. RAVEL Chansons Madécasses DEL AGUILA Pacific Serenades HOGAN Questions of Travel TOWER Amazon VILLA LOBOS Assobio a Jato, W 493 (The Jet Whistle) BARBER Knoxville Summer of 1915, Op. 24

The PS Phil and related ensembles are a presentation of The Pacific Shores Philharmonic Foundation. Programs, artists, prices, dates and times subject to change. Photo Credit: Michael Lamont.


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then. We hope it works for you. In early fall, Susan Brown emailed me with a spot-on pitch—for spring. Her article about growing a hummingbird garden (page 14) is at once instructive and entertaining. It is locally-oriented and provides ample opportunity for those ever-necessary visuals. Susan has an MA in English and teaches English Composition part-time at Oxnard College, so I was confident about her ability to craft a good story. What I didn’t expect was for her to give away money. Susan chose to donate her compensation for the writing work—it is work, you know—to the Ventura Botanical Gardens, a nonprofit that is now five years along in its march toward a world-class botanical garden overlooking western Ventura County. If you’re a regular reader of Ventana, you have seen subtle and not-so-subtle plugs (venturabotanicalgardens.com) for the project over the years. We endorse it not because it would appeal to tourists or enhance the economy, but because it would improve the quality of life that already exists here. Yes, there would be other benefits. And we’re happy about those, too. But our primary interest is simple and personal: a botanical garden would bring enjoyment to people of all ages in the community. “Development” is a loaded word. Definitions like “progress” and “to bring to a more advanced or effective state” often don’t apply. But we’re not talking about Target and PetSmart here. This isn’t urban sprawl. A botanical garden in Grant Park would be an actual MerriamWebster-approved development. — Matt mattk@ventanamonthly.com

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Sweet Springtime What better place to greet spring than the garden? And what better propagator of plants than the wispy hummingbird, flitting to and fro in an avian ballet, seeking out its favorite flowers. SUSAN BROWN grows her own.

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ummingbirds have a lot in common with people: they like to eat, they like to rest, and they like to stay clean. They’re also very different from us, of course. They can fly backward, and they weigh less than a nickel. I’ve often watched in wonder as the tiny, iridescent birds flit around my garden, their hearts beating 1,200 times a minute. I have tried hummingbird feeders, but always grow tired of filling and cleaning them every few days. Plus, I never really grew accustomed to the idea of feeding sugar water to the hummers, because, well, it seemed unnatural and unhealthy for them. Now I know it is. While visiting the arboretum on the UC Santa Cruz campus a few years ago, I traversed a “Hummingbird Trail” laden with nectar-filled plants, shrubs, and trees—it felt a bit like walking through a fantasy movie; hummingbirds were literally everywhere. I stumbled upon an employee and inquired, quietly as to not disturb the birds and the photographers taking their pictures, how I could attract more hummers to my own yard without using an artificial feeder. The response was simple: plant the plants they like and they will come. Since then, I’ve been on a mission to fill my garden with more of the native, nectar-producing plants that the birds prefer, such as hummingbird sage, “Hot Lips” salvia, and sticky monkey flower. Now, every spring and summer my yard resembles a hummingbird aviary: they hum, dash, feed, rest, bathe, and fight for territory, while I duck and run for cover. Okay, it’s not really that chaotic; I love the bird habitat I’ve created. And more importantly, I love the fact that I’m feeding them naturally. The sugar water diet they get from manmade feeders contains no pollen and can mess with their immune and reproductive systems. There are many native flowers that hummingbirds feed on, and while they prefer the color red (bees avoid red, leaving more nectar for the hummers) they will draw nectar from most any color. They especially love long tubular flowers that they can stick their narrow beaks into (and that bees can’t fit into). When hummers feed from my cigar plant with bright orange, downward pointing tubular flowers, they hover and lift the flower upward with the tip of their beak; when the flower is horizontal, the tubular corolla guides their bill to the sweet nectar. It’s an amazing process to witness.

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Tubular flowers are a hummingbird favorite, as the shape restricts entry to all but the slenderest nectar aficionados. Competition is fierce, particularly between hummers and bees, both of which help blooming plants to propagate.

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Top to bottom: Red monkey flowers and purple sage grow in the author’s Ventura County garden. A hummingbird feeds from a cigar plant. “Sangria” Mexican Hyssop provides the nectar, while spiders in the tangle of juniper bushes behind it provide the protein. (Tip: Let webs flourish; hummers get much of their protein by eating small spiders and other insects.)

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architect. I took some drafting classes at the Catholic high school. Morelli, my coach at the time, was offering an architectural drafting course. He was really an inspiration to me. I’ve always been handy, and I knew how to fix things. I signed up for a correspondence course when I was 14 and learned how to build and repair radios. After that, I taught myself how to fix televisions. Then I bought a manual on electrical wiring; eventually I rewired my parent’s whole house. Later, I worked with the Santa Barbara Planning Commission as a junior planning aid. When I was 17, I had a key to the courthouse. Skip 40 years to the future: I went to this reunion and saw my coach. He was coming towards me and, in typical coach fashion, he yells, “Hey, Campbell, is that you?” I said, “Morelli!” And the first thing out of his mouth was, “Did you become an architect?” I never saw him again after that. He died a few years later, but he was my greatest influence. My first job after the air force was with Bechtel as a draftsman. … It wasn’t challenging enough. I was a designer, not a draftsman. I decided to go back in the Air Force. I went down to the recruiting office and asked for a drafting assignment: specifically, for Madrid, Spain, at Torrejón Air Force Base. I figured I could go to night school at the University of Madrid and get my degree in architecture. I presented this problem to the recruiters. I told them I’d sign up for eight years if they wanted, but I insisted on Madrid. That same day, I took off for Big Sur. I ended up at this lodge, sitting at the bar next to a man. He was with a small party. Turns out he was an architect. It was fate. His name was Nat Owings, senior partner of the largest high-rise


Right: Campbell was the design architect on the 1967 General Time building, a sculptural work in Stamford, Connecticut. Below: The proposed Sea Star Vista project in Ventura, a combination aquarium and planetarium, had a similarly futuristic design.

architectural firm in the world, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, and he was in charge of the San Francisco office. We started talking, and he invited me to join the party. It was the engagement party for Kim Novak. VEN: Did Owings offer you a job after that? EC: No, he couldn’t give me a job. He told me to go back to my hometown and start over. So I came back to Santa Barbara and ended up finding a job in Ventura, with Andy Stevenson, who built apartment buildings. You see them all over; they were built in the ‘50s and ‘60s. When I got back to my room in Santa Barbara, I had a letter from the Air Force that my request for Madrid had been approved, so I had to weigh the two. I chose to stay in Ventura. VEN: But many of the buildings you’ve designed are in Connecticut. Why is that? EC: My former wife was from Stamford, and after our second daughter was born, she took the kids to visit her family. I never thought I’d want to move there, but we did. Seven architects offered me a job, and this one guy was spectacular. He was very futuristic and had lots of commissions. My first project was no longer a big house, or some fancy addition, it was a 66,000-square-foot, threestory world headquarters for Xerox. VEN: The aquarium you designed for Ventura would have been one of your most impressive projects, if it had come to fruition. What did you envision? EC: It would have been called Sea Star Vista. There would be sea life, aquaculture, and a planetarium to study the stars. We would have had two 400-seat theaters connected fiber-optically to the largest telescopes in the world, so you

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Built in 1910, Ventura’s Pierpont Inn & Spa is a California classic. Now working as the executive director of the interim management company, Ed Campbell hopes to return the property to its former glory.

I want people to know that the Inn is back. This is a great opportunity for the city.

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could watch. Adjacent to this would be an inter-model transport center. And of course, classes for children. It would be great.

no meat and potatoes to the buildings. Santa Barbara has successfully [avoided] that.

VEN: Spanish Colonial and Mediterranean styles dominate our region. Does this work for you, or do you prefer a more varied approach to a city’s architectural landscape? EC: In 1925, this area suffered a devastating earthquake and the local citizens said, “We have to fix this, and we have to do it right.” So the birth of Mediterranean style architecture came to Santa Barbara. When you look at the courthouse and the library, that’s how it got started. As far as I know, Santa Barbara had the very first design review board in the entire United States. They favored the red tile roof and stucco, call it what you want, the Mediterranean style. They created the law and board to be very strongly ruled. It wasn’t arbitrary. Here in Ventura, we have the most Spartan type of design. There are very few well-designed buildings here. Most of it is like a Hollywood storefront. I mean, I could come in and tear out an entire block in about two hours. There’s no continuity,

VEN: As the newly appointed manager of the Pierpont Inn, what are your design plans for Ventura’s grand dame? EC: I want people to know that the Inn is back. This is a great opportunity for the city. We now have a world-class chef, and we’re bringing the service back to a five-star level. You can’t improve on the sunset, but we are updating and sprucing up the building and the service. I am the executive director of the interim management company, and we’re here to bring the Pierpont back to its original high standards. I believe we are succeeding. v The Pierpont Inn & Spa 805.643.6144, pierpontinn.com USA Architects and Engineers 805.648.1859, usa-arc.com


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wo households, both alike in dignity, in fair Ventura where we lay our scene…” With apologies to the Bard, we hope he allows some license as we diverge from the story of “loves killed with hate,” and strike a happier tone of love extended into family, edifice, history, and the future. While Bill Lucking renovates and resurrects the past in two historical homes with beach views on Ash Street, finishing with devotion the work that he and his wife began, Cody Supan looks to the future on nearby Hemlock Street, blending turn of the 19th century practicality with 21st century wired sensibility. On Ash Street, Lucking, a genial widower of 68 who with his daughter, Alison, lives in Ventura Historical Landmark No. 104, is sanguine about the cost of historical renovation. “I overpaid for these places, but it’s a labor of love,” said Lucking, referring to his home and the house next door to it at 244 Ash, which he is in the process of renovating as he did his own home at 230 Ash. Both houses were built in the late 1890s, finished as late as 1902, and love’s labors have not been lost. 88 April 2012 | ventana | 33


Above: The recently renovated home of Bill Lucking, a 1902 Colonial Revival, is just one part of a trio of historical properties he’s spent the last several years working on. Top center: The Lucking property at 244 Ash St. was built on a foundation of beach rocks more than a century ago. “We’re not going to move them now,” says contractor George Walker. “The goal is to keep it like it was.” Opposite, from top: Walnut flooring adds warmth to a new hallway in the Supan home. The family room’s original ceiling is wired for sound, a necessary upgrade for the 25-year-old owner.

Using money from stocks and investments that he and his wife, Bonnie, made over the years, Lucking became a “fixer-upper,” and working with the historic preservation committee, Ventura architect Bruce Labins, and Camarillo contractor George Walker, he started putting pieces together. “It’s ridiculous, but it’s also fun,” he said. Ridiculous because the process of restoring a historic home involves the united effort of many people and millions of dollars. Millions. But the state allows a significant property tax reduction through something called the Mills Act contract, in which a historic home’s property taxes are reduced by some 50 percent for ten years and can be renewed thereafter as long as the home is preserved. Lucking needed more than just builders. Enter Cynthia Thompson, a Ventura-based historian and archivist who worked with Lucking and the historic preservation committee to research the properties. “Buildings last, and people don’t,” said Thompson. “Bill deserves all the credit in the world for these two homes. He invested a lot of money, time, and effort in restoring them.” Frank and Julia Hobart, who were both very active in the Grand Army of the Republic, a group of Civil War veterans in the 1890s, developed the block, Thompson said. “He was a justice of the peace and was responsible for a lot of the eastward expansion of the city of Ventura.” The next owners were Leonard and Cleo Barr. “He was a councilman and developer during the 1920s oil boom in Ventura,” she said. The Luckings finished renovations in April 2010, but Bonnie died in May of that year of a heart attack. It remains a devastating blow to Bill. “A lot

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of the house is in deference to my wife,” Lucking said with visible emotion. Bonnie picked out the colors and was responsible for many details. “She did the leaded glass over the porch in the front and a lot of other touches,” Bill explained. Crown molding and maple-wood floors add warmth, and original windows, which refract light in distorted patterns as the sun sets to the west, adorn a home with a balcony that looks out over the Ventura pier and the beach. On the porch, a hanging sign reads, Grand Central Station. “She really liked that sign and wanted to put it up,” Lucking said. “I thought that was just the right spot.” “The houses are really a monument to Bill’s wife,” said Thompson. “It was so heartbreaking to lose her like that.” The homes are big and small. Walking through the front door offers a feeling of space and expanse as eight-foot ceilings give way to ten-foot ceilings separated by large flowing archways with detailed molding and soft pastel colors of green and yellow. But with only two bedrooms and one bath each, it’s hard to get around the idea that in a modern context, a large family couldn’t live here without serious compromise. Both homes have upgrades on all of the plumbing and electricity to modern standards, and while 244 will remain a one-story home, Lucking’s residence at 230 has a second story he added—staying within the guidelines of the preservation committee. “It’s really just making use of the attic that was there and adding an interior staircase,” said Thompson. But if the details of renovating the 230 residence include additions, the 244 residence is all about resurrection. The little house is actually the third


of three that Bill and Bonnie bought in 2008. But they tore the third house down to make room for a garage and shop, as well as a driveway. “The house is actually built on a foundation of beach rocks,” said George Walker, who is doing the renovation. Under the foundation of the house, the rocks appear like dots an inch-anda-half apart. “They support the whole thing, and they were placed there by hand more than a hundred years ago. We’re not going to move them now,” Walker said. “The redwood is original and we’re keeping that, too. There’s no rot in it. The goal is to keep it like it was, as much as possible.” Not a beach stone’s throw from Ash Street, just northeast of the Lucking residences, Cody Supan, a 25-year-old who grew up in his father’s construction and renovation business, took a different approach to a historic home. The photographs of the eyesore that Supan found on Hemlock Street are remarkable. Overgrown with weeds and crabgrass, critters flitting about here and there and two giant avocado trees leaning aggressively toward a bruised and battered structure originally built in 1908, fading away so that the paint chips were stronger in places than the edifice, Supan didn’t so much renovate as tame the house. Now engaged to fiancé Alejandra Cortes, Supan’s renovated “bachelor pad” fits the bill perfectly as a family home. “I bought it for $250,000,” said Supan, “and I knew what I April 2012 | ventana | 35


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Arjay’s Window Fashions have been providing residential and commercial window coverings in Southern California since 1975. We specialize in designing high quality treatments that bring beauty, privacy and improved comfort and energy efficiency to windows by installing shutters, blinds and custom draperies. Arjay’s has the capacity to fully motorize these treatments, so they can be operated by remote or wall mounted switch. Visit our showroom, or we will have a design consultant visit your home or office. 1879 Portola Road, Ventura (805) 642-2300 In tile showrooms, service used to mean assistance in product selection, a hand-drawn sketch and shipping the product on time. No longer is this enough. Today’s specifier wants Computer Assisted Drawings (CAD), installation assembly specifications, customization of the product, job-site meetings, budget planning to include installation, and forensics when dealing with remedial work. These services and more are standard at Buena Tile + Stone. Bring in your blueprints, your ideas, your dog-eared magazines or your scribbles-on-a-napkin and we will help you design a solution. We can design to a budget or budget to your style, either way, your project becomes our project. Visit our showrooms today. 1717 Palma Drive Ventura, CA 93003 (805) 650.1252 & 518 E. Haley, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (805) 963.8638 Permier Furniture LLC is proud to serve Ventura County with quality furniture at value pricing! Located at 1701 E Ventura Blvd., Suite B in Oxnard, we specialize in custom orders with any size, any color options, our sales professionals will design the right fit for you! Come see our new expanded showroom and new location with our expanded line of “made in USA” products. The owners of Midtown Kitchens, Brenda and Rory Stoner, are both Certified Kitchen Designers by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. With over 22 years of experience they can offer a worry-free renovation that involves personally guiding you through every step of the design and remodeling process from concept to completion. One of their clients had this to say about her remodeling experience “.When other people tell me horror stories about Ad Proof their kitchen remodeling experience, I always wonder—should I tell them how great it could have been if they’d known about Brenda & Rory? Or, should I just keep quiet for fear that Client: hearing Isensee Ad Executive: Dave Stephens (805) 648-2244 about my wonderful adventure will only make them feel worse? No kidding, I not only LOVE my new kitchen—I actually enjoyed the experience of creating it. Brenda & Rory Please_check_this_proof_over_carefully_and_indicate_all_corrections_clearly.__You_will_have_a_“1st_Proof”,_“2nd_Proof”,_and_“Final_Proof”.__If_we_receive_no_proof_after_the_1st_or_2nd_ Proofs,_ad Will run started when theyas saidis.__If_this_proof_meets_your_approval_on_the_1st_proof,_check_off_“FInal_ProoF_(aPProveD)”_box,_date_and_sign_at_the_bottom. they would, finished when they said they would—and they seemed ISSuE: AprIl 2012

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to have screened their subcontractors on the basis of personality, as well as skill and reliability. I had expected to feel “violated” from having a stream of workers in and out of my house, but instead I was a bit sorry to see them go when they were finished. The result is a thing of beauty that I never get tired of living in—or showing off!” Whether you are looking for traditional design or contemporary, or maybe something in between, Midtown Kitchens an help you create the kitchen you’ve always wanted. If you are looking to remodel your kitchen or bath, call Midtown Kitchens at 643-3063 or come in and meet Brenda and Rory at their showroom, 2122 E. Thompson Blvd. in Midtown Ventura, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

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Beautify YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE

Vic’s Plumbing Supply is a second generation business serving Ventura County residents since 1960. From repair stems and handles, pipe and fittings, water heaters and water softeners to a variety of fixtures for the kitchen and bath… Vic’s has everything for your plumbing needs. Our 14,000 square foot facility is divided into three parts. The showroom, with today’s newest looks; the parts department, with all your repair and fitting needs; and the warehouse to stock and store your purchases until you need them. All this, and a knowledgeable staff to help with any questions and designs you have. Please stop by our store at 1864 Goodyear Avenue in Ventura the next time you need any plumbing supplies. www.vicssupply.com 805.643.4565

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The Garden Boutique has a unique collection of merchandise designed to beautify your outdoor space, bring a little bit of whimsy, or find that perfect gift. Whether you spend hours in your garden or want to add a little outdoors in; The Garden Boutique is a great place to find something special. Our shop is full of unique garden ideas to make your yard the paradise you have been hoping for. You will find a wonderful selection of garden art, chimes, bird feeders, seeds, tools, soaps, pots, topiaries, and much more. So stop on by and see what we have to make your garden the talk of the neighborhood. 451 E. Main Street #9, Downtown Ventura 805-653-5804 F I N E

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of manufacturer’s and hundreds of interactive displays. A large part of our success is due to our returning customer base. We are open Saturdays and look forward to meeting you. Spencer’s Ventura Mattress has everything you need for peaceful sleep. Spencer carries all of the top brands and even manufactures his own brand on site. For over 25 years Spencer has been providing exceptional sleep. He believes the secret to achieving peaceful sleep is to surround ones self in natural materials, such as organic cotton, wool, linen, and natural rubber latex. Natural fibers breathe and allow your body temperature to regulate to the surrounding environment, facilitating healthy sleep. Stop in and see us or visit our website at www.venturamattress.com 805.658.2866

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Established in 1994, Pacific Stoneworks has grown to become the premier fabricator and installer of natural stone in the tri-county area. Our dedication to service and quality has allowed us to establish a loyal customer base, which includes homeowners, general contractors, designers and architects. Our large fabrication shop utilizes state-of-the-art equipment, including waterjet cutting, CNC machining, and fully integrated CAD technology. We employ only the finest craftsmen in the industry for detailed finishing on every project. Call 805-648-5098, go online to www.pacificstoneworks.net, or visit our showroom in Ventura today to find out more.

“Green Living” is the buzzword of the day. At Kitchen Places, Ventura’s premiere remodeling company, it’s all about their commitment to the earth. Eco-remodeler Jeff King, owner of Kitchen Places and a graduate of the Environmental Studies program at UC “Green Living” is the buzzword of the day. At Kitchen Places, Ventura’s premiere remodeling company, it’s all about their commitment to the earth. Eco-remodeler Jeff King, owner of Kitchen Places and a graduate of the Environmental Studies program at UC Santa Barbara, has put together a design team that is knowledgeable about renewable product choices for Serving Santa Barbara & cabinets, counters, plumbing fixtures and floor surfaces. King’s installation crews are sortAd Proof Ventura Counties for 18 years ing post-consumer building materials and installing Energy-Star appliances, tankless water showroom & factory located at heaters and insulated windows to make older homes more efficient. In short, Kitchen Places 31 peking st.Ad in downtown venturaDave Steph Executive: Dave Stephens (805) 648-2244 Client: KitchenAd Places Executive: is “remodeling today with a sustainable future in mind.” Check out their innovative showd_indicate_all_corrections_clearly.__You_will_have_a_“1st_Proof”,_“2nd_Proof”,_and_“Final_Proof”.__If_we_receive_no_proof_after_the_1st_or_2nd_ Please_check_this_proof_over_carefully_and_indicate_all_corrections_clearly.__You_will_have_a_“1st_Proof”,_“2nd_Proof”,_and_“Final_Proof”.__If_we_re room located at 4125 Market St. Suite 1 in Ventura. F I N E

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concrete slab was wet scored by hand, giving the otherwise stark cement a surprisingly warm feel. Efficiency aside, the contemporary style isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. “People love it or hate it,” says Bradley. A drive through the neighborhood reveals a mix of bungalow, Mediterranean, and contemporary homes. Casa Verde is the undeniable standout. Subdivided from a neighbor’s larger parcel, Bradley built a second dwelling over four garages at the opposite end of the driveway. Paths are fashioned from urban crete, a mix of used, broken concrete repurposed rather than dumped in a landfill. To explain its open layout, Bradley says that bucking the trend is elusive. “As a builder, I always ask, ‘If you could do anything you wanted with a house, what would you build?’ Almost everyone says they’d like a big, open loft-like space with a combination kitchen and family room. And yet almost everyone builds a traditional home: square, living room on the right, dining room on the left, kitchen behind that. But we wanted to build that house. The one that would work for the way we live and also integrate into the arid Ojai setting.” And so he set out to design and build the super efficient “green” contemporary he lives in today. Bradley accomplished an open floor plan within what is essentially a giant rectangle. The lower floor houses his two teenage children, each with an equal size bedroom and bathroom on opposing ends. In between, rolling repurposed doors open wide to reveal a lounging area and bunk/guest room, creating flow and allowing light to penetrate. Upstairs, an oversized great room—kitchen, dining area, and seating area combo—is the family’s hub, a place to rewind and reconnect. Here, with its whitewashed vaulted wood ceiling and deep blue floors, Bradley’s integration of structural steel is most striking. The reasonably proportioned master bedroom and bathroom are tucked off to the side. An additional 500-square-foot Trex deck wraps around the front and sides of the building, extending the living area. A keen observer, he was aware that the cool, commercial feel of exposed surfaces can be overkill. To tone it down he used a recurring golden-hued maple theme throughout the house, pairing steel work with the warmer maple in the


mantelpiece, kitchen island, stairway banister, and even in the custom-made dinner table on wheels. East Coast influences such as patterned wood panels in the front hall, wood trim around windows, and a muted color scheme keep the home feeling warm. But for the newly installed landscape—heat-tolerant natives with local boulders tossed about—there are no hints that less is more in this flourishing front yard. Moreover, the property has no sprinkler system, and the only plants on the receiving end of the property’s single hose are the few potted plants on the porch. As for that magnificent stand of olive trees running down the back of the property, local lore has them at several hundred years old, part of a larger grove of olives planted and managed by missionaries. Today Bradley is working his magic on a French provincial up on Ojai’s Sulphur Mountain. And, of course, eyeing the latest and greatest in super high efficiency construction tools and techniques. It’s anyone’s guess what new tricks are up this cutting-edge builder’s sleeve. v Otis Bradley Company, Inc. 4475 Dupont Ct. #7, Ventura, CA 93003; 805.639.0099, otisbradley.com Casa Verde For more information about Otis Bradley’s contemporary green home, log on to otisbradley.com/Signal.htm. The property is currently for sale. For details, contact agent Anne Williamson at 805.320.3314 or anneinojai@sbcglobal.net. April 2012

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Women of Troy

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April 6 - 29 | Ojai Valley Grange SENGA Classic Stage Company presents “Women of Troy,” adapted and directed by Francisca Beach. All Troy burns. The wooden horse has carried death through its walls and laid waste to a once mighty people. The royal women of Troy, weeping for their dead husbands and children, are made concubines of the Greek victors. The fickle Gods and Goddesses vie with each other, toying with the lives of men and women. Played in the round, this timely and, at times, slyly humorous adaptation of Euripides’ play incorporates text from survivors of Hiroshima and the Holocaust in a study of the universal themes of war and the enduring capacity of women to survive and carry on in its devastating wake. Tickets: general admission $15, seniors and students $12. Ojai Valley Grange, 381 Cruzero St., Ojai. For more information, visit franciscabeach.com.

Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest April 14 | Ventura Point Visitors will find free family-friendly entertainment, education, children’s activities, crafts, eco-friendly project displays, green exhibitor booths, and more. New for 2012, the event will be held in conjunction with a five-kilometer green-themed fun run (competegreen. com/earthday), scheduled to end near Promenade Park. Profits from the event will help fund enrichment programs for kindergarten through eighth grade students at the Ventura Charter School, a tuition-free public school. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Ventura beachfront Seaside/Promenade Park and Surfer’s Point Boardwalk. For more information, visit venturaearthday.org.

Cinderella Ballet April 14 | Oxnard Performing Arts Center Returning to Ventura County is the enchanting tale of Cinderella. The Ventura County Ballet will kick off its fourteenth year by reinventing the classic love story that children of all ages have enjoyed. Professional dancers lead the company in this production, bringing humor, pageantry, and state-of-the-art theatrics. Held at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, this family-fun production features a modern twist on choreography provided by State Street Ballet’s director, Rodney Gustafson. 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard. For more information, visit venturacountyballet.com.

Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show April 21 & 22 | Hyatt Westlake Plaza Homeowners can talk to professionals and get ideas and advice at this event, with more than 170 vendors offering information on everything from kitchen and bath remodeling to interior decorating, landscaping, pools, and spas. Energy-efficient products such as skylights, solar heating, and tank-less water heaters will be exhibited as well. Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free passes available online at conejovalleyhomeshow.com. Cost at the door will be $4 per person. 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. For more information, call 805.529.0760.

Ojai Film Society: Chimpanzee April 22 | Downtown Ojai The Ojai Film Society and the nonprofit Chimp Haven will cosponsor the screening of Disneynature’s new movie Chimpanzee at the Ojai Playhouse. The 4:00 p.m. screening will be followed by a gala reception at nearby La Fonte Restaurant. The event is a benefit for Chimp Haven, The National Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Located on 200 wooded acres in northwest Louisiana, the haven is a sanctuary for chimpanzees no longer wanted as biomedical research subjects, pets, or entertainers. The chimpanzees live as large social groups in spacious habitats—similar to how they would have lived in the wild. Cost for the event is $50 per person. Space is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 145 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ojaifilmsociety.org.

Paint Ventura April 26 - 29 | Downtown Ventura Paint Ventura’s third annual artistic adventure will feature more than 100 plein air artists creating, selling, and teaching in Downtown

April 28 | Ojai The Ojai Playwrights Conference will launch its fifteenth season with an annual benefit gala. The 2012 event will honor award-winning playwright Bill Cain and OPC boardmember and award-winning actress Dana Delany. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Matilija Auditorium with an original show titled “An OPC Cabaret: Body & Soul.” The show will bring together a star-studded cast assembled for this one night to celebrate OPC and the two honorees. At 7:30 p.m., the festivities will continue at St. Thomas Aquinas Hall where guests can mingle with the stars and enjoy cocktails, dinner, the OPC Awards, and a live auction offering one-of-a-kind experiences. For tickets and more information, visit ojaiplays.org.

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Through June 24 | California Oil Museum, Santa Paula Experience the sights and sounds of the Arctic in this multi-dimensional exhibit, which includes icebergs, interactive displays, a life-size polar bear model, and historic Inuit artifacts. Visitors can learn about the native peoples and culture, Arctic wildlife, sea ice, and how this most mysterious region on Earth is transforming. Tickets: adults $4, seniors $3, youth (6-17) $1. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. For more information, visit oilmuseum.net.

Ventura. Each  day is free to the public. The four-day Paint Ventura event will begin with the “Paint Out” on April 26 and 27. Plein air artists will begin with a fresh canvas or paper and have two days to paint Ventura-inspired works. April 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. is the Paint Ventura Umbrella Art Fair. More than 100 artists will participate in an umbrella art show where they will create and sell art, as well as conduct workshops. Main Street between Oak and Palm will be closed for the festival. April 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. will be the Easel Show and Best of Show judging for works created during the Paint Out. For more information, visit paintventura.com.

Polar View: A Look at Our Changing Arctic

56th Annual Conejo Valley Days May 3 – 6 | Thousand Oaks This four-day event will feature entertainment for kids, teens, and the whole family including motocross freestyle exhibitions, carnival rides, concerts, live DJs, games, a Western-themed Main Street, and a food court. Motocross exhibitions and live entertainment will be included with general admission. Conejo Creek Park South (23 Freeway/Janss Rd. exit). For festival hours, concert and motocross show times, and ticket information, visit conejovalleydays.us or call 805.498.0624.

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CAMARILLO HOSPICE SPRING GARDEN TOUR May 6 | Camarillo The 16th Annual Camarillo Hospice Spring Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, May 6 from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. The Garden Tour is a major fundraiser for Camarillo Hospice, a volunteer hospice and grief support center serving the residents of Ventura County. For more information regarding the tour or the programs and services of Camarillo Hospice, call 805.389.6870, email info@camarillohospice.org, or visit camarillohospice.org.

Ventura Music Festival May 3 - 12 | Ventura The Ventura Music Festival offers a 10-day themed festival in early May, and jazz and “crossover” concerts in the fall and winter months. The concerts are held in a variety of local venues. The festival stands as one of the county’s signature events, attracting more than 6,000 concertgoers every spring. Each year, the festival focuses on a specific theme, amplified by Artistic Director Nuvi Mehta’s choice of artists and repertoire and highlighted during concert talks, lectures, and interviews. For tickets and detailed information about the 2012 Ventura Music Festival, visit venturamusicfestival.org.

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California Strawberry Festival May 19 & 20 | Oxnard This long-running festival celebrates Ventura County’s sweetest crop and benefits more than 25 Southland charities. In addition to strawberry-inspired foods and activities, visitors will enjoy countless attractions, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, “Strawberryland For Kids,” gooey contests, arts and crafts, and more. Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. For more information, visit strawberry-fest.org.

Casa Pacifica Angels Wine & Food Festival June 3 | California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo Guests will enjoy food from some of the best restaurants, bakeries, and caterers in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, along with an excellent selection of award-winning California wines, including local favorites. A culinary competition will showcase the work of Ventura County’s top chefs. Proceeds go to Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families, the largest nonprofit provider of children’s mental health services in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The Casa Pacifica Angels Wine & Food Festival takes place at the CSUCI campus in Camarillo on June 5 from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Tickets: $100 in advance, $125 at the door, $200 VIP. Details online at cpwineandfoodfestival.com. april 2012 | ventana | 53


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