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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sweet Strawberry Fest

Sweet Strawberry Fest

It's one of California's biggest berry bashes. Save us a slice of pie, 'k? Wait, two slices? With whipped cream? And a tart. And some shortcake... Read »

Thursday, Jul 28, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Oxnard Salsa Festival

Oxnard Salsa Festival

Salsa dancing and salsa eating take centerstage at this summertime favorite. Read »

Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Video: We Heart Strawberries

How fast can you eat a pie, sans fork, anyway? Read »

Saturday, Jan 1, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Oxnard's 1st International Restaurant Week

Oxnard's 1st International Restaurant Week

Edible Oxnardian delights are straight ahead. Napkin-up, SoCal supperers. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa's on Wheels in Oxnard

Santa's on Wheels in Oxnard

The famous elf is making surprise runs around the city. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.
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ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Alysia Gray Painter has blogged for NBCLA.com since October 2008, covering Los Angeles go-outs, restaurants, museums, hotels, as well as nearby Worth the Drive destinations. She served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.