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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cars, Vintage Style, and Johnny Cash Love

Cars, Vintage Style, and Johnny Cash Love

Roadshow Revival turns its wheels toward Ventura. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gingerbread-Flavored Ventura

Gingerbread-Flavored Ventura

Area hotels are displaying whimsical baked creations. Read »

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ventura's Kinetic Sculpture Race

Ventura's Kinetic Sculpture Race

Whimsical machines, full of humor and heart, roll for a fine cause. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ventura County Fair

Ventura County Fair

The ocean-iest of all our county fairs readies for its twelve-day run. Read »

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bald Eagle Fest

Bald Eagle Fest

Meet a real bald eagle in Ventura. Read »

Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 9:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Paint Ventura

Paint Ventura

Line up those easels, artists, and put brush to canvas. Read »

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

All Hail the Queen of Rockabilly

All Hail the Queen of Rockabilly

Wanda Jackson will headline a summertime Ventura festival. Read »

Monday, Mar 5, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Johnny Cash Birthday Celebration

Johnny Cash Birthday Celebration

The Johnny Cash Music Festival proved a rollicking festival in '11. It's headed back to Ventura for more cars, guitars, and vintage pin-up style. Read »

Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ventura Music Week

Ventura Music Week

Blues, swing, jazz, and more; one of the rockingest weeks on the coast is set to start. Read »

Sunday, Jan 29, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Valentine's, Vino, and Ventura

Valentine's, Vino, and Ventura

Delicious beverages and tasty eats are at the center of the holiday vineyard party. 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.