Downtown shopping
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A closer look at Ventura

Downtown shopping
Bank of Books, on Main Street in Ventura, is a nice place to drop in and leaf through the selection. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Chic touches, hold the hassle
Cheese
Julie Bursek and Sarah Fangman sipped wine and sampled a cheese plate at the Westside Cellar Cafe & Lounge. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
In the Village
The Westside Cellar Cafe & Lounge looks as if it could fit in nicely in yuppie Greenwich Village. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
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