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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.
Enjoying Work, Whether Fast Food in Ventura or an Elevator on Wilshire

Enjoying Work, Whether Fast Food in Ventura or an Elevator on Wilshire

Selling Your Town: Next Up, Simi Valley

Selling Your Town: Next Up, Simi Valley

Stranger in a Strange Land: The Power of a Smile

Stranger in a Strange Land: The Power of a Smile

We Don't Always Have Tomorrow

We Don't Always Have Tomorrow

On Father's Day, Remember Who to Thank

On Father's Day, Remember Who to Thank

I, Parasite Vessel: The Caterpillar, a Botfly, and the Foolish Aloofness of One Man

I, Parasite Vessel: The Caterpillar, a Botfly, and the Foolish Aloofness of One Man

Teaching Children the Power of Belief

Teaching Children the Power of Belief

Always Hope in Dark Times: Shedding Light on the Isla Vista Tragedy

Always Hope in Dark Times: Shedding Light on the Isla Vista Tragedy

Bike to Work Week, Ventura County Style

Bike to Work Week, Ventura County Style

Why Watching the Tour of California is Exhilarating

Why Watching the Tour of California is Exhilarating

Can the Problems at Deltopia Actually Be Solved?

Can the Problems at Deltopia Actually Be Solved?

Look, Mom: A Few Grateful Words to the Ones Who Never Stop Caring

Look, Mom: A Few Grateful Words to the Ones Who Never Stop Caring

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

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