Fishing Monkey

So the monkey has been through a few adventures in the past couple of months. He finished a backyard remodel, started some additional and very intense training at the Getty Villa, and most recently survived the firestorms in Southern California. His house is safe but he did have to evacuate for a couple of days and that’s another whole story.  But to get into the holiday routine his #1 son had this great idea to go on an overnight fishing trip.  Right, what better way to get in the Thanksgiving and Christmas mood than go fishing? It’s been years and…

Local Heritage & History

There’s more to Oxnard than you might think.  A lot more.   Most people the monkey knows actually don’t think too much about Oxnard.  It’s one of those places you drive through on the way to someplace else and if you do think of this coastal city, it’s unlikely that heritage and history come to mind.  Strawberries and bean fields surround the city.  Migrant farm workers earn their living bent over crops on the large agricultural enterprises on the fertile Oxnard Plain.  There’s an upscale marina district with homes and condos on the ocean but mostly Oxnard’s image is a…