Vol. 17, No. 17 – May 15 – May 28, 2024 – Mailbox

Sheldon…Say It Aint True…


Well, a belated congratulations! I’m glad you have found capable hands to pass the torch to. We so appreciate all you have done with the Breeze and for the community. You have been a great support to CAPS and KPPQ for these many years.

Elizabeth Rodeno
KPPQ 104.1FM Radio Station Manager
CAPS Project Manager



As a relatively new Venturan (I moved here in 2017, weeks before the Thomas Fire!), I’ve really enjoyed the Breeze as a way to understand my new home,  learn about what’s going on and to connect to the community here. Although sad to see Sheldon go, I’m very happy for him and sure his retirement is well deserved.
Thank you so much for your service to our community!  I look forward to continue picking up The Breeze downtown, where I live.

Ed Terpening


Congratulations, Sheldon. Glad to know that The Breeze will continue—and that you will still be involved to some extent. Your experience and connections will assure the continued success of the enterprise.

Lots to be proud of—I don’t think there has ever been a Ventura publication quite like your newspaper.  Here’s to many more years of success!

Mike Tracy

Oh Sheldon! Thank you for letting me know and Congratulations on your retirement!  Although it sounds like you will still be very busy!

I want to thank you for being so dedicated to telling the story of Ventura and weathering all the good and bad times.  You are right the Breeze is loved by so many in our community so thank you for all you have given!

Marieanne Quiroz, Director of Communications and Public Information Officer (PIO)Ventura Unified School District

Big Hugs, Sheldon

Congratulations on 17 years with VENTURA BREEZE, Sheldon Brown!  You are an amazing person. In the many years you believed in my writings with the rock music scene (local and national).  You let me run through many ideas. I always believed that in a local rock scene; it’s okay to push boundaries and try different areas of writing.

When there was music news that I could blend in with local news together, we covered lots of ground. Featuring some high profile rock interviews. My favorite one was ROB HALFORD.

We featured Rob Halford in the Ventura Breeze back in 2010. Rob’s band had just won their first Grammy after 30 years of recording music and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2022. And as of this writing, they are currently on tour supporting their 19th studio album.

In addition, Rob Halford is also featured on a duet with Dolly Parton on her new rock album.  Wonderful track called, “Bygones.”

Thank you for giving me the opportunity, Ventura Breeze, to interview him in July 2010.  And, thanks for the hard work you put in, Sheldon. And hugs to Pam @Venturarocks.com for keeping our scene going in marketing, radio and publishing.

Big hugs, Sheldon. Thank you for being you and everything you have done in every way!

Michael Kohli (aka DJ KOHLI ROCKS)


I see that you are retiring from your position and want to say thanks for all the time and effort you have devoted to promoting what is a valuable news resource for Venturans.  Having been retired for over ten years now, I can highly recommend it!  And, I’m sure you, as I have, will find others ways to support our beloved Ventura.

Russell Richardson


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