Lisa McKinnon on Muck Rack

Lisa McKinnon

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Central Coast, California
Staff Writer — Ventura County Star

Eat, drink, explore through California's 805 area code w/ an occasionally cranky journalist from the Ventura County Star / USA TODAY NETWORK.

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@805foodie — 7,196 followers, 31,580 tweets

Yee haw! Camarillo Restaurant Week is about to saddle up for deals on meals from Jan. 22-28. (But will the city's newest place to eat open in time to participate?) Read on:  http://www.vcstar.com/story/life/2018/01/19/cafe-society-restaurant-weeks-offer-deals-meals-oxnard-camarillo-and-beyond/1036854001/  https://t.co/iFrBOaY2T5
TODAY in the Ojai Valley: Handmade Makers Market and #ThomasFire Relief fundraiser at Poco Farm. Local beer & pizza available for purchase. Auction items include a ukulele signed by @jackjohnson ... and an organic apple pie https://t.co/KblF64fIDt
@JessJos @WCKitchen Yep! It's not just for professional chefs (I'm going, so there's your proof!) Click on the link for available shifts/tasks ... ;-)
Calling all culinary volunteers! @WCKitchen is reactivating Ventura site to prepare meals for Montecito 1st responders, others. Sign up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4aaba822a0f85-montecito  #VenturaStrong #MontecitoStrong
RT @sbsheriff: Search Teams Locate Body of Missing Montecito Mother  http://nixle.us/9TST5 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Non paying? That would be the story I wrote for my high school newspaper about a fellow student with an art show in the campus library.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

A manual, even. One of the newspapers where I spent a summer internship was decidedly Old School.

How is social media changing news?

Faster, faster pussycat.