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Articles by ColleenMcCall

Colleen J McCall

About ColleenMcCall

As reformed lawyer and co-founder of We Olive Ventura, Colleen has found her calling in writing. A native Californian, she has lived in many parts of the state but says Ventura County represents home. She lives in Oxnard with her daughters and her dog, Tobi Tobey and cat Velvet. No longer a retailer, Colleen assists clients with grant writing, content creation and retail business solutions. On these pages she shares her perspective – sometimes factual, sometimes humorous – on issues close to the heart of VC – mostly edible. If you have a story idea or comment, send her an email at

Not Just Another Tequila Sunrise

By on Feb 3, 2014 | Comments Off on Not Just Another Tequila Sunrise

Award-winning Ventura County beverage makers Ventura Limoncello and Tequila Alquimia combined to produce two memorable concoctions. Here's their story.

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Institution Ales and Spicetopia: Keeping It Totally Local

By on Dec 22, 2013 | Comments Off on Institution Ales and Spicetopia: Keeping It Totally Local

Take a local brewery, add a dash of a retail spice shop, blend with Totally Local VC and what do you get? Happy customers! Here's the wonderful story.

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