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Oxnard and Ventura: lovely, quiet and available

A two- or three-day trip to friendly Oxnard, the Channel Islands and Ventura will cool you off and refresh your soul. The beaches are lovely, wide, white-sanded strands.

Restaurant Review: Urban Solace

When Chef Matt Gordon and business partner Scott Watkins opened Urban Solace in North Park three years ago, they didn’t imagine that their restaurant would fall smack dab along what Men’s Journal recently termed "one of the best beer boulevards in the nation."