Post to the View

Thank you for your contribution! The Ventana View depends on content submitted by readers. Posts to the View generally fall into these buckets:

  • FYI / Questions / Help – Questions or info for the community.
  • Lost or Found – If you lost something or found something.
  • Community Action – Activities and updates related to community-focused organizations.
  • Events – Add an event or activity to our Event Calendar (newsletter and website)
  • Trading Post – Looking for something, looking to get rid of something. See special guidelines below.
  • Ride Sharing – Looking for a ride to/from the airport, caravan to/from Baja, etc. See special guidelines below.
  • Real Estate & Rentals – New! We have a new classifieds section for you to post and manage your own listings. Go here to learn more.
  • Business Directory & Announcements – See special guidelines below.

Posting is a two step process…

1. Read the Guidelines below, especially for Ride Sharing and Trading Post.


General Guidelines

  • Please check out a recent edition of the View to get an idea of how things generally work.
  • Please Keep listings short!  If it is longer than a tweet (288 characters), it’s too long.  All submissions are subject to editing.
  • Always include your Contact info in the body of the email. Your submissions cannot be posted if your contact info is not included.
  • All items should be submitted without formatting (no underline, bold, colors). No ALL CAPS, or excessive punctuation!!!
  • Sorry no attachments or photos.
  • It is entirely the responsibility of the poster to verify the accuracy of all information submitted. The Ventana View is not responsible for errors or omissions. We cannot accept fiscal or legal responsibility or liability for errors, omissions or factually incorrect information. By submitting you agree to the Ventana View Terms of Use.

Ride Sharing

Please use this format for ride share submissions:


  • Ride Wanted:
    • {date}: arrive {flight arrival time}, {# persons}/{# bags}, contact info
    • Nov 25: arrive 1:55pm, 2p/2 kite bags,
  • Ride(s) Offered:
    • {date}: arrive {flight arrival time}, ride offered, room for {# persons}/{# bags}, {contact info}
    • Feb 28: arrive 4:30pm, Ride offered, room for 2/2bags,


  • Ride Wanted:
    • {date}: depart {flight departure time}, {# persons}/{# bags}, contact info
    • Apr 02: depart 11:30am, 1p/3bags,
  • Ride Offered:
    • {date}: depart {flight departure time}, ride offered, room for {# persons}/{# bags}, {contact info}
    • Feb 24: depart 1pm, ride offered, room for 3p/3bags,

Trading Post

  • No spammy words such as ”for sale”, dollars or $ signs”. Use clams, cocos, etc.
  • Keep your ads short! (no more than 288 characters). If you have a lot to say about it or have pictures, create a craigslist ad and including a link to that ad in your post.
  • These ads run one time. You can post again after 2 weeks.

Business Directory & Annoucements

Include your business in the Directory or update your current listing. Please provide the following information (whichever is appropriate).

  • Business/Service Name
  • Description
  • Location
  • Contact: Name, phone number(s), email, etc
  • Website / Facebook page?

Businesses can submit announcements for the newsletter every two weeks.

2. Following these guidelines, compose a new email to