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West Is Eden
Ken McAlpine’s latest book “Together We Jump” was praised by Sunset Magazine as “lyrical, evocative and deeply moving … a luminous American novel.” He is also the author of the novel “Fog” and the non-fiction works “Off Season: Discovering America on Winter’s Shore” and “Islands Apart: A Year on the Edge of Civilization.” His magazine articles have earned three Lowell Thomas awards, travel writing's top award. He is based in Ventura, California.
A Senseless Tragedy in Our Community and Yours

A Senseless Tragedy in Our Community and Yours

A Deadly Encounter off Anacapa Island

A Deadly Encounter off Anacapa Island

Where the Wild Things Are: Do Exotic Animals Belong in California?

Where the Wild Things Are: Do Exotic Animals Belong in California?

Nature Bats Last: A Lesson from Southern California's Local Islands

Nature Bats Last: A Lesson from Southern California's Local Islands

From Ventura to the East Coast, Our Vain Battle Against the Sea

From Ventura to the East Coast, Our Vain Battle Against the Sea

Making Mistakes and the Perfection of Trying Again

Making Mistakes and the Perfection of Trying Again

The Difficult Matter of Achieving Balance in Our National Parks

The Difficult Matter of Achieving Balance in Our National Parks

Ventura's Poinsettia Pavilion, a Tale of Community in America

Ventura's Poinsettia Pavilion, a Tale of Community in America

Trees Are Like Children, and Children Are Like Life

Trees Are Like Children, and Children Are Like Life

Central Coast Notes: California's Drought, Made Terribly Visible

Central Coast Notes: California's Drought, Made Terribly Visible

While Surfing, Learning to Be a Better Person

While Surfing, Learning to Be a Better Person

When Life Gets Too Crowded, We Turn to Something Very Special

When Life Gets Too Crowded, We Turn to Something Very Special

Feel-Good Skateboard News From a Small Ventura County Town

Feel-Good Skateboard News From a Small Ventura County Town

Why We Should Put the Plastic Bag Away Forever

Why We Should Put the Plastic Bag Away Forever

This New Year, Watch as Many Sunsets as Possible

This New Year, Watch as Many Sunsets as Possible

Why Holiday Cards Are My Favorite Gift During This Time of Year

Why Holiday Cards Are My Favorite Gift During This Time of Year

Get Your Smiles and Satsumas: Learning to Be a Better Farmers' Market Shopper

Get Your Smiles and Satsumas: Learning to Be a Better Farmers' Market Shopper

SoCal's 'Cold Weather' May Be Laughable, But it's a Serious Issue for Some

SoCal's 'Cold Weather' May Be Laughable, But it's a Serious Issue for Some

My Favorite Things: Why It's Okay to Miss Black Friday and Cyber Monday

My Favorite Things: Why It's Okay to Miss Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Your 'Net Worth' Means Something Totally Different Than You Think

Your 'Net Worth' Means Something Totally Different Than You Think

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