After decades of covering and/or sponsoring food festivals in Ventura County, The Star is teaming up to present a culinary event of its own â€” with celebrity chef Duff Goldman as a star attraction. The inaugural Ventura County Star Food & Wine Experience will take place Oct. 1 at the historic Olivas Adobe in Ventura.
From flaming cheese and lavender-spiked cookies to hard-to-get farmhouse ales and wine sampled straight out of the barrel, there's plenty to do, see and taste this weekend in Ventura County. Opa! The 39th annual Ventura County Greek Festival will feature gyros, barbecued lamb chops, flaming cheese saganaki, baklava and -- new this year -- open-face apple pies when it takes place throughout the weekend in Freedom Park at the Camarillo Airport.
A new restaurant opened last week in the Oak Park space that was last occupied by On the Thirty but is still remembered, fondly, as Leila's. It now goes by The Park Restaurant and Bar, a moniker that namechecks the community while hinting at the subtle playground theme of the updated decor: Bikes, tricycles and parts thereof cover a support column between the bar and a side dining room.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".