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Emma Stone officiates Ojai wedding

Emma Stone returned to Ojai, but it wasn’t for a sequel to the popular film Easy A that was set in that city.

The Huffington Post reported the 24-year-old officiated the wedding between her publicist and her director from the upcoming film Gangster Squad.

Stone was also spotted in nearby Santa Barbara last week, having lunch at La Super Rica with her current romance and The Amazing Spiderman actor Andrew Garfield.

November 12, 2012 4:30 p.m.

Where to find ice cream and frozen yogurt in your city

Now that temperatures are lowering into the 60s, Californians are starting to say it’s cold outside. What better time for ice cream?

Conejo Valley guide has put together a list of ice cream shops in Ventura County in case you’re wearing a hat and scarf and feel like a frozen treat. But if you think it’s cold now, try eating ice cream in freezing weather where the only good thing is that it doesn’t melt as quickly.

Credit: Conejo Valley Guide

November 12, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Hurricane Sandy affecting more than 100 flights at LAX

It’s worth a mention that many local residents could have travel plans altered because of the tremendous storm approaching the East Coast.

LAist has a list of airports affected in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

If you’re headed somewhere on the East Coast in the next couple of days, pay close attention to your flight and prepare for some waiting at the airport. Sandy’s effects are going to be felt nationwide.

October 29, 2012 12:34 p.m.

Michelle Obama at fundraiser with ‘Fresh Prince’ in Calabasas
President Obama wasn’t the only member of his family touring the West Coast in a major push ahead of election day. First Lady Michelle Obama spent Thursday in LA, including a fundraiser lunch at the Calabasas home of Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, also hosted by Salma Hayek.
According to TMZ, the price of entrance was $2,500 per plate and $10,000 if you wanted a picture with Michelle.
The Smiths own a 25,000 square-foot home in Calabasas. The First Lady also taped an appearance today for Jimmy Kimmel Live, to air early Friday morning.
October 25, 2012 3:38 p.m.

Michelle Obama at fundraiser with ‘Fresh Prince’ in Calabasas

President Obama wasn’t the only member of his family touring the West Coast in a major push ahead of election day. First Lady Michelle Obama spent Thursday in LA, including a fundraiser lunch at the Calabasas home of Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, also hosted by Salma Hayek.

According to TMZ, the price of entrance was $2,500 per plate and $10,000 if you wanted a picture with Michelle.

The Smiths own a 25,000 square-foot home in Calabasas. The First Lady also taped an appearance today for Jimmy Kimmel Live, to air early Friday morning.

October 25, 2012 3:38 p.m.

It’s Britney … in Thousand Oaks
The latest celeb to move into the county is pop star-turned-music-competition-judge Britney Spears. According to sources, she purchased a Thousand Oaks mansion for $8.5 million.
The lavish home is built on two lots in the prestigious Lake Sherwood neighborhood.
Oct. 18, 2012 11:43 a.m.

It’s Britney … in Thousand Oaks

The latest celeb to move into the county is pop star-turned-music-competition-judge Britney Spears. According to sources, she purchased a Thousand Oaks mansion for $8.5 million.

The lavish home is built on two lots in the prestigious Lake Sherwood neighborhood.

Oct. 18, 2012 11:43 a.m.

John Krasinski, Emily Blunt land Ojai estate of their own

Ojai residents are getting new neighbors in the form of “The Office” star John Krasinski and his movie-star wife Emily Blunt.

The couple plunked down $2.15 million for an “eco-friendly” Ojai estate that is 4,177 square feet and has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. It also four fireplaces, a three-car garage and pool and spa powered by solar panels. Green, indeed.

Time to keep a camera ready for Krasinski-Blunt sightings around Ventura County.

Oct. 17, 2012 11:37 a.m.

Leave a secret love note

The 2012 London Olympics are set to march into history on Sunday, but none of this is going to stop the legions of sports fans who want to admit their secret crushes.  At the Guardian UK, sports fans and admirers are asked to share their Olympic crushes

Even if your secrets are never to see the light of day, this shouldn’t stop you from giggling at the comments on the site.  Many are from paranoid users who wonder if they are being duped into getting a board ban for objectifying the genders. 

To join the fun, click here.

August 9, 2012   12:22 p.m

A horse is a horse, of course, of course…

…but the 805 can boast of top class horse rider Jan Ebeling, a member of the 2012 Olympic Equestrian team.  In his honorable quest for the gold, however, there may be too much unnecessary hoopla associated with Rafalca — Ann Romney’s dancing horse — that is ridden by Mr. Ebeling. 

In between dodging questions about the horse’s owner and the pomp and circumstance of dashing equestrian outfits, straight backs and champagne snacks, Jan Ebeling comes out smelling like roses in this article by SF Chronicle’s Scott Ostler.

To read, click here.

August 8, 2012  9:50 a.m.

High school vampire comes out

"Twilight" saga star Robert Pattison has parted ways with co-vampire Kristen Stewart, just in case you weren’t paying attention to, well, life.  It appears that Pattison has now embraced being single, and has taken to celebrating in Ojai.  As a resident of Reese Witherspoon’s sprawling Ojai home, Pattison is chosen The Deer Lodge as a hangout spot, although that may now change since every news outlet is responsible for reporting on his behavior 24/7.

Click here for more details on his fascinating private life in Ojai.

August 7, 2012   3:10 p.m.

Drivin’ that train…

If Jerry Garcia were alive today, he might be in that mellow zen-like position he takes while playing, his work concentrated on fingers that run furiously guitar strings.  If you can close your eyes and still imagine this, you might enjoy a pint of Cherry Garcia while listening to the event to end all tribute events during this Jerry Garcia Tribute Weekend.

Deadheads can turn that internet dial to Tristudios.com to hear “Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia’s 70th Birthday,” a musical smashup tribute conceived of by Dead’s own Bob Weir.  For more information provided by Rolling Stone online, click here.

August 3, 2012  12:29 p.m.