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If there is one thing most local residents
can agree on it’s that living in Ventura
County is as good as it gets.
We live in a county blessed with
wonderful weather. There is a richness of
diversity in the county that ranges from
geography to cultures to communities of
interest. And best of all, there are the people
who live here. One would have to travel to
many places in the world just to fnd all that
is in Ventura County. It is a special place.
Living Here, our annual guide to Ventura
County, not only shows just how special
Ventura County is, but it is also a road map
on how to experience our special place. We
hope you enjoy it.
— Joe Howry, Ventura County Star editor
and vice president
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Living Here is published annually in
October by the Ventura County Star, 550
Camarillo Center Drive, Camarillo, CA
93010. Phone: 437-0000. Fax: 482-6167.
Website: VCStar.com.
Section editor: DeAnn Justesen.
Section designer: Nick Martinez.
Copy editors: Don Scott, Tony Sin,
John Weigle, Giselle Velazquez.
Editors and reporters: Zeke Barlow,
Jeanne Brown, Bob Buttitta, Cheri Carlson,
Kevin Clerici, Scott Hadly, Marjorie
Hernandez, Rachel McGrath, Jean
Cowden Moore, Teresa Rochester, John
Scheibe, John Weigle, Kathleen Wilson.
Photographers: Aaron Black-Schmidt,
Juan Carlo, Joseph A. Garcia, Chuck
Kirman, Karen Quincy Loberg, Stephen
Osman, Vinit Satyavrata, Carmen Smyth,
Rob Varela, David Yamamoto.
LIVING HERE STAFF
Communities
Weather.......................... 3
Cities .............................. 4
Navigation
Politics, government..... 15
Taxes............................ 17
Trash and recycling...... 18
Emergency services .... 21
Utilities.......................... 22
Transportation.............. 23
Licenses....................... 26
Media............................ 27
Radio............................ 27
Television ..................... 30
On the town
Museums...................... 32
Historical societies....... 33
Arts organizations ........ 36
Performing arts ............ 39
Libraries ....................... 41
Recreation
Parks ............................ 42
Hiking, biking................ 44
Tennis........................... 44
Golf............................... 45
Recreation agencies .... 46
Surfng, fshing
and hunting .................. 46
Economy
Chambers..................... 47
Shopping...................... 48
Military bases............... 48
Education
Colleges,
universities ................... 49
Public schools.............. 49
Well-being
Hospitals ...................... 51
Social services............. 52
Senior centers.............. 53
CONTENTS
Joey Patacsil of Ventura spends some time
with his daughter Kaylee Patacsil wading on
a boogie board in the Ventura River along
Maricopa Highway in Los Padres National
Forest. Photo by Juan Carlo / Star staff
On the cover
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By Rachel McGrath
Correspondent
Nestled between Los Angeles to the
south and Santa Barbara to the north,
Ventura County offers the best that
Southern California has to offer, with a
Mediterranean style climate, national
recreation areas and state beaches, and
just about everything needed to make the
most of the Southern California lifestyle.
Ventura County is home to the Santa
Monica Mountains National Recreation
Area, parts of the Los Padres National
Forest, and Channel Islands National Park,
where whale-watching and other trips to
the islands offer unique opportunities to
explore nature at its wildest.
From Ventura Harbor with its mix of
waterfront restaurants to the county’s
several state beaches with overnight
campgrounds and the Lake Casitas
Recreation Area, where you can take a
boat out onto the water, Ventura County
offers a variety of landscapes and activities
to go with them.
“We recreate here. The kids play
softball. We play baseball. We go to the
beach,” said Christa Lamb of Newbury
Park who, with her children, Carrie, 12, and
Clark, 10, was spending time at her local
community park.
Community parks across the county
offer a range of recreational facilities,
including tennis, softball and baseball
diamonds, soccer felds, skate parks and
swimming pools.
The county’s mild climate, slightly cooler
at the coast and warmer inland, means you
can enjoy the great outdoors year-round.
“The best part about the climate here
is that temperatures don’t change that
much. You can count on it being 65 to 75
degrees year-round,” said Eric Boldt, a
meteorologist with the National Weather
Service in Oxnard.
“Our rainy season is mainly between
December and April, and the rest of the
year it’s dry. It’s a Mediterranean climate,
and the weather is very tranquil,” Boldt
said.
The county embraces its history, from
the restored Old Town in Camarillo to
the Olivas Adobe museum in Ventura
that preserves the home of an early
rancher to the historic Main Streets of
Fillmore and Santa Paula and Heritage
Square in Oxnard, a turn-of-the-century
neighborhood that is recognized as a
national landmark. In Thousand Oaks,
the Chumash Indian Museum preserves
awareness of the county’s indigenous
people and their way of life.
In Simi Valley, the Ronald Reagan
Presidential Library and Museum houses
the 40th president’s archives and the
Boeing 747 used as Air Force One during
his two terms in office. In 2011, the Reagan
Presidential Foundation will celebrate the
Ronald Reagan Centennial, marking the
late president’s 100th birthday.
Festivals and cultural events take
place year-round with regular art walks
and community events highlighting arts
and crafts. Ventura County has its own
orchestra, the New West Symphony, plus
several smaller orchestras and ensembles,
and there are annual music festivals in
Ventura, Ojai and Camarillo. There are
several performing arts venues in the
county, notably the Civic Arts Plaza in
Thousand Oaks, the Oxnard Performing
Arts & Convention Center and the Simi
Valley Civic Center and smaller venues
such as the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura,
Libbey Bowl in Ojai and Santa Paula
Community Theater.
The population of Ventura County as
Karen Quincy Loberg / Star staff
Crystal Sloan of Simi Valley enjoys the blues on her home turf during the 5th annual Simi Valley Blues Festival held at
Hummingbird Nest Ranch.
COUNTY’S OUTDOORS A BIG DRAW
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of Jan. 1 was 844,713, according to the
California Department of Finance. Oxnard
is the largest of the county’s 10 cities, with
just over 200,000 residents. Ojai is the
smallest, with just over 8,000.
The more urbanized eastern end of
the county is symbolized by the cities of
Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley which
each have a population of about 130,000
people.
To the north and west in the county, the
more rural communities of Santa Paula,
Fillmore and Piru still refect the agricultural
roots of the area with their citrus and
avocado groves. Collectively known as the
Heritage Valley, this area along the Santa
Clara River includes the Rancho Camulos
national landmark and the historic Fillmore
& Western Railway.
To the west, the farming fatlands of
Oxnard are famous for their strawberries,
which in 2009 generated gross revenues of
$515 million and are the centerpiece of the
annual Strawberry Festival, now in its 28th
year. Ventura County’s estimated gross
value for all agriculture in 2009 was $1.6
billion, ranking it 10th among all counties
in the United States in total crop value,
according to the most recent data available
from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Farther west is one of the U.S. Navy’s
premier installations, Naval Base Ventura
County at Point Mugu and Port Hueneme.
It’s home to a major aviation shore
command and a Naval Construction Force
mobilization base and is the county’s
largest employer.
The Port of Hueneme, the only deep-
water port between Los Angeles and San
Francisco, is a major economic facility
generating an estimated total revenue of
$10.25 million in the 2009-10 fscal year.
Ventura County has a public university,
two private universities and three
community colleges. CSU Channel Islands
in Camarillo offers four-year degree
courses in 22 majors and California
Lutheran University, a private university
with its main campus in Thousand Oaks,
also offers four-year degree programs. In
Santa Paula, Thomas Aquinas College
offers a Catholic education with a focus
on original works by great thinkers and
writers.
The county’s three community colleges
are in Ventura, Oxnard and Moorpark.
They offer programs for transfer to
four-year colleges and universities,
occupational and vocational training, and
basic skills instruction.
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Joseph A. Garcia / Star staff
Karen Quincy Loberg / Star staff
At top, Robert Andrade, gives a piggy-back ride to his niece Sierra Russo,
while her sister Haley plays in the ocean at Port Hueneme Beach. Above,
Carson Legere wants his father to see the aerobatics going on overhead as
he gets around in a Tiger Moth pedal car at the Santa Paula Airport’s 80th
anniversary celebration, where a real Tiger Moth was being displayed along
with a plethora of privately owned antique aircraft.
WEATHER
Average January
temperatures
City High Low
Camarillo 66 58
Fillmore 68 41
Moorpark 68 41
Ojai 68 37
Oxnard 66 45
Port Hueneme 66 45
Santa Paula 68 41
Simi Valley 68 40
Thousand Oaks 66 45
Ventura 66 45
Average July
temperatures
City High Low
Camarillo 73 61
Fillmore 81 62
Moorpark 81 56
Ojai 89 56
Oxnard 73 59
Port Hueneme 73 59
Santa Paula 81 56
Simi Valley 95 57
Thousand Oaks 74 58
Ventura 73 59
Average annual rainfall*
Camarillo-Spanish Hills .................. 10.10
Casitas Dam.....................................27.18
Casitas Station................................ 27.44
Fillmore-Fish Hatchery ...................19.22
Lake Piru–Piru Canyon................... 19.51
Lockwood Valley ............................. 12.81
Matilija Dam ....................................36.54
Moorpark–County Yard...................16.06
Oak View.........................................24.09
Ojai–APCD RAWS** .......................24.08
Upper Ojai Summit..........................29.53
Oxnard–Civic Center ...................... 17.58
Piru–APCD RAWS** ....................... 21.34
Port Hueneme–Silver Strand.......... 13.08
Santa Paula..................................... 18.48
Saticoy–County Yard ......................24.43
Seacliff ............................................ 15.70
Simi Valley–Santa Susana.............. 15.99
Thousand Oaks............................... 14.27
Ventura City Hall .............................16.55
Ventura County
Government Center .......................... 16.82
* Rainfall measured from October to September
rather than January to December.
** APCD RAWS: Air Pollution Control District
Remote Automatic Weather Stations.
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VENTURA COUNTY
Ventura County offers some of the
best weather in the nation and scenes
right out of an oil painting, whether at the
beach, among the farmlands or in its many
hillsides.
With the Channel Islands popping up
through the Pacifc Ocean, the Santa
Monica Mountains providing hiking
and biking, Los Padres National Forest
stretching across the back country, and the
agriculturally rich Santa Clara River and
Ojai valleys and the Oxnard Plain growing
some of the nation’s best produce, Ventura
County is one of the best places in the
nation to live.
Los Angeles is close by for those
seeking big city entertainment, but the
Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks,
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center and the
Rubicon Theatre Co. in Ventura offer
world-class entertainment locally. And
Santa Barbara is less than an hour away
on Highway 101.
Ventura County was formed from Santa
Barbara County on Jan. 1, 1873, after
action by the state Legislature on March
22, 1872.
The county seat is Ventura (officially
San Buenaventura). Because county
government provides a wide range of
services, including public and mental
health and welfare programs, it has offices
in many communities.
The county has 42 miles of coastline,
7.48 miles of public beaches and 411 acres
of state beach parks.
VI TAL STATI STI CS
Population: 844,713
Size: 1,873 square miles.
Type of government: The county
is governed by a fve-member Board of
Supervisors, elected by supervisorial
districts. The board appoints a county
executive officer. The board’s actions
can apply countywide or only in
unincorporated (non-city) areas. The
assessor, auditor-controller, county
clerk and recorder, district attorney,
sheriff, county superintendent of schools
and treasurer-tax collector are elected
officials, as are judges of Ventura County
Superior Court.
County Government Center: 800 S.
Victoria Ave., Ventura 93009.
Phone: 654-5000; TDD for speech and
hearing impaired, 656-1313.
Website: http://www.countyofventura.
org.
Elevation: Ranges from sea level to
8,831 feet at Mount Pinos in Los Padres
National Forest.
Camarillo
Camarillo is situated in a central
location along Highway 101. The city was
incorporated in 1964 and continues to
grow, with future development planned in
the western part of the city.
Within the city is the redeveloped Old
Town area, which is south of the freeway
and east of the popular Camarillo Premium
Outlets. The city is currently working on
Camarillo Commons, a redevelopment
project that would incorporate shops,
restaurants and housing.
The city has allotted $50 million for 28
capital projects in the 2010-11 fscal year.
Major projects include the Springville
Interchange, a new northbound off-ramp
at Highway 101 and Las Posas Road, and
construction of solar panels at the city’s
corporation yard.
Camarillo is surrounded by farmland and
is near CSU Channel Islands, the only four-
year state university in Ventura County.
VI TAL STATI STI CS
Location: 17 miles east of Ventura.
Origin of name: Named for the
Camarillo family (Juan Camarillo came to
San Buenaventura in 1857 and purchased
Rancho Calleguas in 1875).
Motto: The People are the City.
Official flower: Camarillo festa
bougainvillea, developed for the city.
ZIP codes: 93010, 93012.
Las Posas Estates: 93010.
Leisure Village: 93012.
Las Posas Park: 93010.
Springville: 93010.
Incorporation date: Oct. 22, 1964.
Type of government: General law;
fve-member city council with a city
manager.
Fillmore
Sitting in the heart of the Santa Clara
River Valley, Fillmore boasts a tourist train,
citrus groves and a historic downtown.
But residents say the features that really
set their town apart are its warm climate,
small-town atmosphere and sense of
community.
Although small, Fillmore likes to think
big in the tourism department. Hit hard
by the 1994 Northridge earthquake and
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Rob Varela / Star staff
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begin to ascend during a tethered balloon ride at the Citrus Classic Balloon
Festival in Santa Paula.
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then rebuilt, its downtown retains old-time
California charm. New additions include
a public aquatic center. The Fourth of
July attracts thousands of visitors, who
can buy freworks sold by local nonproft
groups.
Fillmore also is a gateway to Los Padres
National Forest, offering mountain vistas
and hiking year-round.
VI TAL STATI STI CS
Location: 23 miles northeast of
Ventura.
Origin of name: Named after J.A.
Fillmore, general superintendent of the
Southern Pacifc Railroad’s Pacifc Division
when the line in the area was built.
Motto: The Last, Best, Small Town in
Southern California.
Official flower: Rose.
ZIP codes: 93015, 93016.
Bardsdale: 93015.
North Fillmore: 93015.
Sespe: 93015.
Incorporation date: July 10, 1914.
Type of government: General law;
fve-member city council and city manager.
Moorpark
Moorpark is a small town with character.
For years, it was a rural community where
you could see cows in the hills when you
drove down Spring Road.
Now, it houses some of the county’s
largest employers and Moorpark College,
which offers the Exotic Animal Training
and Management program. It also is home
to Moorpark High School, which has won
several U.S. Academic Decathlon titles.
But it’s still the kind of place where you
know the people at the grocery store.
Residents also say the weather is cooler
than in neighboring valleys, and a good
place for views is Monte Vista Nature Park.
VI TAL STATI STI CS
Location: Six miles west of Simi Valley.
Origin of name: Named for the
Moorpark apricot, which once grew in
abundance in the area.
Nicknames: Also known as Star of the
Valley, Garden Spot of the World.
Official flower: Apricot blossom.
ZIP codes: 93020, 93021.
Virginia Colony: 93021.
Incorporation date: July 1, 1983.
Type of government: General law;
council/city manager system.
Ojai
The beauty of Ojai has always appealed
to artists and philosophers, ranging from
J. Krishnamurti to Hollywood’s elite. The
city billed as having served as Shangri-La
in the classic 1937 flm “Lost Horizon” now
appeals to families. Residents say they
love Libbey Park, the architecture, friendly
people, nature trails and views. Two long-
awaited projects — an expanded and
realigned Libbey Bowl and a public skate
park — are under construction.
Visitors say they also enjoy the quaint
shops and quiet streets. The Ojai Valley
Inn and Spa has been rated by travel
magazines as one of the top spa resorts
in the world and draws visitors from
across the globe. The Ojai Valley has fne
restaurants that have received honors for
their food and wine lists.
And several prestigious private schools
call Ojai home, including Thacher and
Villanova Preparatory.
VI TAL STATI STI CS
Location: 14 miles inland from Ventura.
Origin of name: Taken from an Indian
word Ahwai, meaning either nest or moon.
Nicknames: The city was formerly
called Nordhoff.
Unofficial flower: The Matilija poppy is
identifed with Ojai.
ZIP codes: 93023, 93024.
Meiners Oaks: 93023.
Mira Monte: 93023.
Wheeler Springs: 93023.
Woodland Acres: 93023.
Incorporation date: Aug. 5, 1921.
Type of government: General law;
fve-member city council and city manager.
Oxnard
Its strange-sounding name comes
from the family that developed one of
the city’s frst industries, a sugar-beet
refnery. Oxnard, the county’s largest
city, offers coastal beauty and small-town
atmosphere, and is surrounded by some
of the richest agricultural land in the world.
It has a variety of business parks and
shopping areas, including The Esplanade.
The city is home to Oxnard College
and the county-operated Channel Islands
Harbor, a gateway to the Channel Islands.
Outlook Magazine ranked Oxnard
among the California cities most suitable
for relocating a business, with its local
labor force and transportation links.
Oxnard residents are proud of the city’s
downtown Heritage Square, which has
more than a dozen restored or replica
turn-of-the-century houses. The Henry
T. Oxnard District is listed in the national
and state Register of Historic Places.
The Carnegie Art Museum, formerly the
Carnegie Library, features artwork and
education programs.
VI TAL STATI STI CS
Location: Halfway between Los
Angeles and Santa Barbara.
Origin of name: Named after the
Oxnard brothers.
Nicknames: Also known as Sugartown,
Biggest Little City of the Coast, Land of
Everlasting Summer, Lima Bean Capital,
Strawberry Capital, Gateway to the
Channel Islands.
Official flower: Geranium.
Official tree: Coral tree.
ZIP codes: 93030, 93035, 93033,
93034, 93036.
Colonia: 93036.
El Rio: 93030.
Hollywood Beach: 93035.
Nyeland Acres: 93030.
Saviers: 93033, 93034.
Silver Strand: 93035.
Incorporation date: June 30, 1903.
Type of government: General law with
council/manager system.
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Rob Varela / Star staff
Addison Snyder of Castaic is launched from the chute as she tries mutton
bustin’ at the Ventura County Fair.
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Port Hueneme
Hidden in a corner of Ventura County,
Port Hueneme (y-nee-mee) is a surfside,
community-oriented city and a haven
for generations of families along with
newcomers. Although the small city has a
quiet, family atmosphere, it draws tourists
to its nationally registered historic buildings
and Hueneme Beach Park.
The city is one of the county’s oldest
communities, frst known as Wynema when
the area was part of Santa Barbara County.
It is home to the Port of Hueneme,
the only deep-water port between Los
Angeles and San Francisco, and Naval
Base Ventura County, the county’s largest
employer.
VI TAL STATI STI CS
Location: South of Oxnard.
Origin of name: The name comes
from a Chumash village name that means
resting place. The frst post office in the
community was called Wynema. When
Thomas R. Bard laid out the town in 1872,
he called it Hueneme. The name was
changed to Port Hueneme after the Port of
Hueneme was built in 1939.
Nicknames: Also known as Hueneme
by the Sea, A Friendly City by the Sea,
Gateway to the World.
Unofficial flower: Pink hibiscus.
Official tree: Sycamore.
ZIP codes: 93041, 93044.
Navy base: 93043.
Incorporation date: March 24, 1948.
Type of government: Charter city, with
the charter taking effect Dec. 5, 1996; city
manager, council.
Santa Paula
Whether it’s the warm climate, historic
areas or small-town charm, Santa Paula
residents say there are plenty of reasons
to like their community. Victorian and
Craftsman homes line Santa Paula streets.
Museums include the California Oil
Museum, the Aviation Museum of Santa
Paula and the newly opened Santa Paula
Art Musuem in downtown. An annual Citrus
Festival and the Citrus Classic Balloon
Festival, which began in 2008, draw people
to the town.
In many ways, a trip to the self-
proclaimed Citrus Capital of the World
is a journey into life a century ago. Miles
of orange, lemon and avocado groves
still surround the community. Main Street
architecture has changed little since
the early 1900s, although renovations
have spruced up the downtown. Antique
excursion trains still ply the rails alongside
the historic depot.
VI TAL STATI STI CS
Location: 15 miles northeast of
Ventura.
Origin of name: Probably named for
Saint Paula, a noble Roman matron.
Nicknames: Citrus Capital of the
World.
Official flower: Red and white
petunia.
ZIP codes: 93060, 93061.
Incorporation date: April 22, 1902.
Type of government: General law; fve
council members and a city manager.
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CITIES IN VENTURA COUNTY
CITY POPULATION* CITY HALL CITY MANAGER SQUARE
MILES
WEBSITE
Camarillo 66,087 601 Carmen Drive,
Camarillo 93010, 388-5307
Bruce Feng 19.93 http://www.
ci.camarillo.ca.us/
Fillmore 15,622 250 Central Ave.,
Fillmore 93015, 524-3701
Yvonne Quiring 2.73 http://www.fllmoreca.
com
Moorpark 37,051 799 Moorpark Ave.,
Moorpark 93021, 517-6200
Steven Kueny 19.29 http://www.
ci.moorpark.ca.us
Ojai 8,150 401 S. Ventura St.,
Ojai 93023, 646-5581
John Baker
(interim)
4.48 http://www.ci.ojai.
ca.us
Oxnard 200,004 300 W. Third St.,
Oxnard 93030, 385-7803
Edmund
F. Sotelo
25.38 http://www.ci.oxard.
ca.us
Port Hueneme 22,152 250 N. Ventura Road, Port
Hueneme 93041, 986-6500
Dave Norman 4.5 http://www.
ci.porthueneme.ca.us
Santa Paula 29,691 970 Ventura St., Santa
Paula 93060, 525-4478
Jaime Fuentes 4.61 http://www.ci.santa-
paula.ca.us
Simi Valley 125,695 2929 Tapo Canyon Road,
Simi Valley 93063, 583-6700
Mike Sedell 39.44 http://www.simivalley.
org
Thousand Oaks 128,443 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.,
Thousand Oaks 91362, 449-2100
Scott Mitnick 57.24 http://www.toaks.org
Ventura 108,687 501 Poli St.,
Ventura 93001, 654-7800
Rick Cole 21.74 http://www.
cityofventura.net
CITIES IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY
CITY POPULATION* CITY HALL CITY MANAGER SQUARE
MILES
WEBSITE
Agoura Hills 23,387 30001 Ladyface Court, Agoura
Hills 91301, 818-597-7300
Greg Ramirez 7.86 http://www.ci.agoura-
hills.ca.us
Calabasas 23,788 100 Civic Center Way,
Calabasas 91302, 818-224-1600
Tony Coroalles 12.9 http://www.
cityofcalabasas.com
Westlake Village 8,872 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake
Village 91361, 818-706-1613
Ray Taylor 5.62 http://www.wlv.org
*Source: California Department of Finance Demographic Research Unit — January 2008
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Simi Valley
Located on the eastern edge of Ventura
County and encircled by hills, Simi Valley
is a haven from the congestion of the San
Fernando Valley and Los Angeles County.
Residents, including many who moved
from the San Fernando Valley, say the
community is safe and clean, with lots of
parks and activities.
Simi Valley is consistently rated one of
the safest cities in the nation. It is home
to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
and Museum, with its Air Force One
Pavilion; the Simi Valley Town Center, a
600,000-square-foot open-air shopping
mall; and Corriganville Park, once known
for being the backdrop of many Western
movies.
VI TAL STATI STI CS
Location: 27 miles east of Ventura.
Origin of name: The name comes from
a Chumash Indian word, shimiji, which
refers to the threadlike clouds that appear
over the valley. In August 1795, Spanish
missionaries referred to the area as the
Valley of Simi. The frst post office was
Simiopolis, a name used in promotional
material for a planned development in the
late 1880s. In 1969, the city was created
and dubbed Simi Valley, which won more
votes than the name Santa Susana.
Nicknames: None.
Official flower: California wild rose.
Official tree: Coast live oak.
ZIP codes: 93062, 93063, 93064,
93065, 93093.
Santa Susana: 93063.
The Knolls: 93063.
Wood Ranch: 93065.
Incorporation date: Oct. 10, 1969.
Type of government: General law; city
manager system.
Thousand Oaks
Ringed with protected open space and
committed to buying more, Thousand
Oaks has a small-town feel with big-city
amenities.
There are hiking trails in residential
neighborhoods, performing arts venues
and the newly renovated and expanded
shopping center, The Oaks, which is home
to the county’s frst Nordstrom store.
The city is routinely named as one of
the safest cities in America. Thousand
Oaks is home to Amgen Inc., the largest
biotechnology company in the world and
Ventura County’s largest private employer,
and California Lutheran University.
The city retains its rural charm, with
some areas remaining “horse properties.”
Longtime residents remember Jungleland,
where visitors could see live shows
featuring movie studios’ large animal
performers. The site is now home to the
Civic Arts Plaza, which boasts theaters
and internationally known performing
artists and speakers.
VI TAL STATI STI CS
Location: 25 miles east of Ventura.
Origin of name: The name, a reference
to the area’s oaks, frst appears on a tract
map in 1923.
Official flower: Conejo buckwheat.
Official tree: Native oak, valley oak
and coast live oak.
ZIP codes: 91319, 91320, 91358,
91359, 91360, 91361, 91362.
Westlake Village: 91359, 91362.
Incorporation date: Sept. 29, 1964.
Type of government: General law;
fve-member city council with a city
manager.
Ventura
Ventura is the county seat, home of
the newly expanded Museum of Ventura
County and award-winning Rubicon
Theatre Co., site of the Ventura County
Fair, and many other events throughout
the year.
Its redeveloped downtown, arts and
music scene and pedestrian-friendly
streetscape have attracted restaurants
and stores in the past few years.
Shoppers also are attracted to the
renovated Pacifc View mall.
San Buenaventura State Beach,
Ventura Harbor, Ventura Pier and Channel
Islands National Park Visitor Center
continue to be popular attractions.
Ventura’s history began with Mission
San Buenaventura, which is still used for
regular Catholic church services and is
open to visitors.
Highway 33 takes visitors north along
the Ventura Avenue oil felds, which in
their prime production days poured a lot of
money into the local economy. Agriculture
remains an important industry in Ventura.
VI TAL STATI STI CS
Location: 63 miles north of Los
Angeles.
Origin of name: The city, officially San
Buenaventura, was named for Mission San
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Buenaventura (Saint Bonaventure, an Italian
theologian). The reason usually given for
the shortened name — that the full name
did not ft on railroad timetables — has been
shown to be false. There is evidence to
suggest the name became three words, San
Buena Ventura, then was often abbreviated
to S.B. Ventura. The name Ventura was
proposed for the county when it separated
from Santa Barbara County in 1873.
Nicknames: Palm City, Poinsettia City,
Poinsettia City by the Sea, Ventura by the
Sea.
Official flower: Poinsettia.
Official tree: Red fowering eucalyptus.
ZIP codes: 93001, 93002, 93003,
93004, 93005, 93006, 93007.
Casitas Springs: 93001.
County Government Center: 93009.
La Conchita: 93001.
Montalvo: 93003, 93005.
Mussel Shoals: 93001.
Saticoy: 93004, 93007.
Incorporation date: March 10, 1886.
Type of government: charter; seven-
member city council.
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Agoura Hills
Located in the Santa Monica Mountains
foothills just 30 minutes from urban
centers, the city sits among oak-covered
canyons and hillsides.
The city calls itself the Gateway to
the Santa Monica Mountains National
Recreation Area and is situated on
Highway 101 on the western edge of Los
Angeles County, giving residents easy
access to urban entertainment, cultural
activities, nearby beaches and open
spaces.
There are mountains to hike or bike
through and 80 acres in six parks ranging
from small neighborhood parks to an
equestrian center. And if it gets too hot, the
beach is only a few miles away.
VI TAL STATI STI CS
Location: 40 miles northwest of
downtown Los Angeles.
Origin of name: The community’s
name was chosen in 1928 to honor
early settler Pierre Agoure, but through
misspelling or for ease of pronunciation,
the Postal Service changed it to Agoura.
It became Agoura Hills with the city’s
incorporation.
ZIP code: 91301.
Incorporation date: Dec. 8, 1982.
Type of government: General law;
fve-member city council with a city
manager.
Calabasas
City leaders have kept a tight rein on
development since Calabasas became a
city in 1991. The effect is a rustic, small-
town community nestled among the hills.
Calabasas has a new City Hall that
emphasizes energy efficiency. The city
attracts residents who like the proximity to
Los Angeles without the frenetic pace. The
town is also close to the coast via Malibu
and Topanga canyons.
Calabasas is home to The Commons,
a 200,000-square-foot shopping center
with retail and office space, a business
park and a community center-health club.
Juan De Anza Park offers 200 acres and
serves as the gateway to the 6,000-acre
Malibu Creek State Park, which has served
as the flming location for many flms and
television series including ‘‘M*A*S*H.”
Calabasas also is known for its annual fall
pumpkin festival.
VI TAL STATI STI CS
Location: About 25 miles from
downtown Los Angeles.
Origin of name: The Chumash referred
to the area as a place where the wild geese
fy. The name is derived from calabaza,
the Spanish word for pumpkin, or gourd.
According to legend, the area came to be
known as Calabasas after hundreds of
pumpkin seeds sprouted when a wagon
load of pumpkins tumbled to the ground.
ZIP codes: 91301, 91302, 90290.
Incorporation date: April 5, 1991.
Type of government: Five-member
city council with a city manager.
Westlake Village
The community, largely centered around
Westlake Lake, has a small-town feel and
a climate that entices new residents and
vacationers alike.
The city of Westlake Village is in Los
Angeles County, although the planned
community known as Westlake Village
includes a portion of the adjacent city of
Thousand Oaks in Ventura County.
Residents enjoy hiking, bicycling and
other recreational opportunities, as well as
the cultural and educational offerings of the
Conejo Valley, such as the Thousand Oaks
Civic Arts Plaza and California Lutheran
University.
VI TAL STATI STI CS
Location: Western edge of Los Angeles
County.
Origin of name: The community was
named after the lake created by a dam on
Triunfo Creek in the 1960s.
ZIP codes: 91361, 91362.
Incorporation date: 1981.
Type of government: General law
with a fve-member city council and a city
manager.
Vinit Satyavrata / Special to The Star
Ingrid Chavez in pink and Adriana Zuniga in white, watch the Charros ride by. The Simi Valley Days parade started on
Erringer Street and ended at Sinaloa Street.
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Bardsdale
Location: Two miles south of Fillmore
Origin of name: The community was
named by Roys Gailard Surdam, who
developed the tract in 1887 with help
from Thomas R. Bard when it appeared
construction of the railroad would end the
area’s isolation. Homes built in the 1870s
and early ’80s were destroyed by a food
in 1884.
ZIP code: 93015
Bell Canyon
Although it is in Ventura County, the
exclusive residential community can be
reached only from Los Angeles County.
When it was proposed for development,
critics said urbanization should not be
allowed because of the difficulty in getting
Ventura County emergency services to the
area.
Location: Eight miles southeast of Simi
Valley
ZIP code: 91307
Community Services District: The
closest thing to a local government for Bell
Canyon is the Bell Canyon Community
Services District, 30 Hackamore Lane,
Suite 16, Bell Canyon 91307. Governed
by a fve-member board of directors,
it provides enhanced traffic patrol,
recreation, solid waste collection and
paramedic services.
Buckhorn
Location: One mile southwest of Piru
Origin of name: Named for deer horns
over the gate of Hugh Warring’s ranch. It is
often reported that many antlers adorned
the entrance and prominent buildings, but
that is not so, according to the Ventura
County Historical Society.
ZIP code: 93015
Cabrillo Village
Location: East side of Ventura
Origin of name: Built in the 1930s
by the Saticoy Lemon Association as
farmworker housing. The workers bought
the property in the 1970s and formed
a cooperative to run the community.
Renamed Cabrillo after the property
owner’s surname.
ZIP code: 93004
Municipal Advisory Council: Cabrillo
Village is run by a board of directors,
elected by the shareholders of the Cabrillo
Improvement Association. The board has
seven members. Board members meet
twice a month. The staff contact person for
the board is Ana Castaneda. She can be
reached at 647-4083.
Casitas Springs
Location: Seven miles north of Ventura
Origin of name: The Spanish word
means huts or little houses and was given
to the area because of the Indians’ willow-
thatched houses.
ZIP code: 93001
Municipal Advisory Council: Casitas
Springs is included under the Ojai Valley
Municipal Advisory Council, which makes
recommendations to the county Board
of Supervisors and Planning Division of
the Resource Management Agency. The
council comprises seven members from
seven divisions but members are elected
at large. The council meets monthly. The
staff contact person is a member of the 1st
District supervisor’s staff.
El Rio
Location: Just north of Oxnard
Origin of name: The town was the
fording place of the Santa Clara River and
was founded by merchant Simon Cohn in
1875, although settlers had been in the
area since 1868.
ZIP code: 93030
Municipal Advisory Council: El
Rio is included in the El Rio/Del Norte
Municipal Advisory Council, which makes
recommendations to the county Board
of Supervisors, Planning Commission,
Resource Management Agency, Local
Agency Formation Commission and
chief administrative officer. The council
is composed of nine members appointed
by the board upon recommendation of
the 5th District supervisor. The council
meets monthly. The staff contact person is
a member of the 5th District supervisor’s
staff.
Faria Beach
Location: Along the Rincon, north of
Ventura
Origin of name: Named for the family
of Manuel Faria, a native of the Azore
Islands, who arrived in 1908.
Hollywood Beach
Location: Just west of the Naval
Construction Battalion Center
Origin of name: Named because
Rudolph Valentino flmed “The Sheik” in
the area. It was hoped it would become
another movie colony. Silver Strand and
Hollywood-by-the-Sea were developed
about the same time, with the names given
for the same reason.
ZIP code: 93035
Hollywood-by-the-Sea
Location: Just west of the Naval
Construction Battalion Center
Origin of name: See Hollywood Beach.
ZIP code: 93035
La Conchita Del Mar
(Usually shortened to La Conchita)
Location: 11 miles northwest of
Ventura
Origin of name: The name means
small sea shell.
ZIP code: 93001
Lake Sherwood
Location: Three miles south of
Thousand Oaks
Origin of name: The lake is named for
the extensive use of the area to flm “Robin
Hood” in 1922. In 1889, the lake was frst
called Canterbury Lake and then Lake
Mathiessen, after F.W. Mathiessen Jr., who
bought it in 1898.
ZIP code: 91361
Lockwood Valley
Location: Six miles northwest of Frazier
Mountain
Origin of name: The belief is the valley
was named after a person known only as
Lockwood because of an 1873 report on
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placer mines, which were worked some
two years prior by one Lockwood.
Meiners Oaks
Location: West of Ojai on the Ventura
River
Origin of name: The site was originally
the ranch of John Meiners, which dates to
the 1880s. In September 1925, Meiners
Oaks Ranch was incorporated for
subdividing, with Carl Meiners among the
incorporators.
ZIP code: 93023
Municipal Advisory Council: Meiners
Oaks is included under the Ojai Valley
Municipal Advisory Council, which makes
recommendations to the county Board
of Supervisors and Planning Division of
the Resource Management Agency. The
council is composed of seven members
from seven divisions but elected at large.
The council meets monthly. The staff
contact person is a member of the 1st
District supervisor’s staff.
Mira Monte
Location: Two miles southwest of Ojai
Origin of name: It’s Spanish for
mountain view.
ZIP code: 93023
Municipal Advisory Council: Mira
Monte is included under the Ojai Valley
Municipal Advisory Council, which makes
recommendations to the county Board
of Supervisors and Planning Division of
the Resource Management Agency. The
council is composed of seven members
from seven divisions but elected at large.
The council meets monthly. The contact
person is a member of the 1st District
supervisor’s staff.
Montalvo
Location: Surrounded by east Ventura
Origin of name: Named for the
Spanish author Garcia Ordonez de
Montalvo, who wrote about 1510 that on
the right hand of the Indies there is an
island called California, which is an earthly
paradise.
ZIP codes: 93003, 93005.
Newbury Park
Location: Surrounded by Thousand
Oaks. Portions are within the city limits and
the remainder is unincorporated.
Origin of name: Named for the frst
postmaster, Egbert Starr Newbury. Park
was added because of the many trees in
the area.
ZIP codes: 91319, 91320
Nyeland Acres
Location: Three miles northeast of
Oxnard
Origin of name: O.T. Nye sold the
land about 1930. For a time, it was called
Nyland Acres (without the “e”), but over
time the “e” was restored.
ZIP code: 93030
Oak Park
Oak Park is primarily a residential
community in the eastern part of Ventura
County near Thousand Oaks.
Location: North of Agoura Hills
Origin of name: Named for the oaks in
the area.
ZIP code: 91377, 91301
Municipal Advisory Council: Oak
Park has the Oak Park Municipal Advisory
Council, which makes recommendations to
the county Board of Supervisors, Planning
Commission, Resource Management
Agency, Local Agency Formation
Commission and chief administrative
officer. The council is composed of fve
members elected to the board. The council
meets monthly. The staff contact person is
a member of the 2nd District supervisor’s
staff.
Oak View
Location: Eight miles north of Ventura
on Highway 33
Origin of name: The name appears
in the county directory in 1916, and a tract
map for Oak View Home Gardens was fled
in 1927. The name stems from the many
oaks in the area.
ZIP code: 93022
Municipal Advisory Council: Oak
View is included under the Ojai Valley
Municipal Advisory Council, which makes
recommendations to the county Board
of Supervisors and Planning Division of
the Resource Management Agency. The
council is composed of seven members
from seven divisions but who are elected
at large. The council meets monthly. The
staff contact person is a member of the 1st
District supervisor’s staff.
Pierpont Bay
Location: Beachfront community in
Ventura
Origin of name: The name was chosen
by a contest and likely was suggested by
the nearby Pierpont Inn.
ZIP code: 93001
Piru
Location: Just east of Fillmore in the
Santa Clara River Valley.
Origin of name: From an Indian word
for reeds growing along the creek banks
that were used for making baskets.
Municipal Advisory Council: Its
advisory council makes recommendations
to the county. It meets once a month. The
staff contact person is a member of the 3rd
District supervisor’s staff.
ZIP code: 93040
Point Mugu
The inhabited area of Point Mugu
consists of a Navy base. Mugu Lagoon,
part of the base and overseen by the Navy,
is an important wetlands area.
Location: Six miles southeast of Port
Hueneme
Origin of name: Believed to be from
a Chumash word, muwu, meaning beach.
It would be the oldest recorded name in
California history that’s still in existence
because it was mentioned by explorer Juan
Cabrillo in 1542.
ZIP code: 93042
Santa Susana
Location: Five miles east of Simi
Valley
Origin of name: The name is
presumed to honor St. Susanna, the
Roman virgin and martyr of the third
century. The name is also used for Santa
Susana Mountains, Santa Susana Pass
and Santa Susana Tunnel.
ZIP code: 93063
Saticoy
Location: Nine miles east of Ventura
Origin of name: The name is of Indian
origin and is referenced in the early 1800s.
ZIP codes: 93004, 93007
Seacliff
Seacliff is a small cluster of homes along
the Rincon.
Location: Nine miles northwest of
Ventura on Highway 101
Silver Strand
Location: Just west of the Naval
Construction Battalion Center
Origin of name: See Hollywood Beach.
ZIP code: 93035
Solimar Beach
Location: Five miles northwest of
Ventura on Highway 101
Origin of name: A created name to
suggest the Spanish sol y mar, or sun and
sea.
Somis
Location: Three miles northeast of
Camarillo
Origin of name: The name comes
from an Indian word, the meaning of which
is unknown. It appears as Somes in 1795
mission records.
ZIP code: 93066
Summit
Summit is at the summit of Highway 150,
between Ojai and Santa Paula.
Location: 10 miles northwest of Ojai
ZIP code: 93023
Wheeler Springs
Location: Five miles northwest of Ojai
on Highway 33
Origin of name: Originally Wheeler Hot
Springs, the area was named for Wheeler
C. Blumberg, who developed the land as
a resort.
ZIP code: 93023
Rob Varela / Star staff
A fisherman tries his luck in the
waters at Solimar Beach.
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Assessor: Dan Goodwin.
Auditor-Controller: Christine L.
Cohen.
Clerk and Recorder: Mark Lunn.
District Attorney: Greg Totten.
Sheriff: Bob Brooks until Jan. 3, when
Sheriff-elect Geoff Dean is scheduled to
take over.
Superintendent of Schools: Stan
Mantooth.
Treasurer-Tax Collector: Don
Hansen is serving on an interim basis
pending the results of the November
general election.
Superior Court judges: Kevin J.
McGee, presiding judge and supervising
civil judge until Jan. 1 when Vincent J.
O’Neill Jr., the current assistant presiding
judge, takes over both positions. Brian
J. Back, assistant presiding judge after
O’Neill leaves the post Jan. 1. Bruce A.
Young, supervising criminal judge; John
R. Smiley, supervising family law judge;
Nancy L. Ayers, Jeffrey G. Bennett, Mark
S. Borrell, Edward F. Brodie, Frederick H.
Bysshe, James P. Cloninger, Tari L. Cody,
Donald D. Coleman, Ellen Gay Conroy,
Manuel J. Covarrubias, Kevin G. DeNoce,
John E. Dobroth, David M. Hirsch, Kent
M. Kellegrew, Barbara A. Lane, William
Q. Liebmann, David W. Long, Roger
L. Lund, Patricia M. Murphy; Glen M.
Reiser, Rebecca S. Riley, Henry J. Walsh,
Colleen Toy White and David R.Worley.
Superior Court commissioners:
Rocky J. Baio, Ferdinand “Dino”
Inumerable, Joann Johnson and William
R. Redmond. Case management attorney:
Jeanne Flaherty.
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Democratic
Ventura County Democratic Central
Committee
1760 Ventura Blvd. Camarillo, CA 93010
P.O. Box 1587,
Camarillo, CA 93011 (mailing address).
Phone: 477-1777.
E-mail: bleshon@
venturacountydemocrats.com.
Website: http://venturacountydemocrats.
com.
Republican
Ventura County Republican Central
Committee
80 N. Wood Road Suite 304A
Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone: 557-1240
Fax: 557-1241
E-mail: info@vcrcc.org
Website: http://www.venturagop.org
Green Party
County office: Green Party of Ventura
County,
P.O. Box 487
Ventura, CA 93002
Phone: 419-4623.
E-mail: ventura@cagreens.org.
Website: http://ventura.cagreens.org.
American Independent
476 Deodara St.,
Vacaville, CA 95688
Phone: 707 359-4884.
E-mail: mark@masterplanner.com .
State website: http://www.aipca.org.
Libertarian Party
P.O. Box 2417
Camarillo, CA 93011
Phone: 652-0290.
E-mail: dmclorn@gmail.com.
State website: http://www.lpvc.org.
Peace and Freedom
P.O. Box 24764
Oakland, CA 94623
Phone: 510-465-9414.
State website: http://www.
peaceandfreedom.org.
Reform
1279 W Henderson, Suite 171
Porterville, CA 93257
State website: http://www.reformpartyca.
org
Email: rpca@rpusa.info
Natural Law Party
Southern California Chair:
Iris Adam
P.O. Box 5065
Irvine, CA 92616
949-509-7555
E-mail: iris4NLP@yahoo.com
State website: http://www.natural-law.
org/states/California.html.
POLITICAL OFFICES
Ventura County is under the jurisdiction of many
governments, starting with the federal government
of the United States, which owns the Los Padres
National Forest which comprises 46 percent of
the land, or 860 square miles. Ventura County
is subject to laws, rules and regulations adopted
by the following governments: the state, which
operates some offices and programs; the county,
which runs many programs required by the
state and federal governments and offers some
municipal-type services in the unincorporated
areas; 10 cities; 21 school districts; a variety of
special districts, some of which are governed by the Board ofSupervisors, some of which
are governed by appointed boards, and some of which have independently elected
boards; and special districts which govern everything from air to water resources.
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encompasses Ventura, Montalvo, Saticoy,
Ojai Valley, Mira Monte, Meiners Oaks,
Oak View, Casitas Springs, Foster Park,
north Ventura Avenue, Oxnard Shores,
Mandalay Bay, northwest Oxnard, North
Coast.
District 2: Supervisor Linda Parks;
encompasses Thousand Oaks, Lynn
Ranch, Newbury Park, Westlake Village,
Oak Park, Bell Canyon, Hidden Valley,
Lake Sherwood, portions of the Oxnard
Plain, Santa Rosa Valley, Naval Base
Ventura County-Point Mugu, California Air
National Guard and South Coast.
District 3: Supervisor Kathy Long;
encompasses Camarillo, CSU Channel
Islands, Port Hueneme, southeast Oxnard,
east Oxnard Plain, Santa Paula, Fillmore,
Piru, Lockwood Valley and the eastern
portion of Naval Base Ventura County-Port
Hueneme.
District 4: Supervisor Peter C. Foy;
encompasses Simi Valley, Moorpark,
Somis, Las Posas Valley, Santa Susana
Knolls, Box Canyon, Chatsworth Peak,
Home Acres, Sinaloa Lake and Tierra
Rejada Valley.
District 5: Supervisor John Zaragoza;
encompasses Oxnard, Silver Strand,
Hollywood Beach, Hollywood by the Sea,
Channel Islands Harbor, El Rio, Nyeland
Acres, Del Norte area, part of Oxnard
Plain, Oxnard College, Strickland and the
western portion of Naval Base Ventura
County-Port Hueneme.
Elected department heads and officials
Karen Quincy Loberg / Star staff
Meadow Saleh casts her vote for the
first time as an American citizen at
the Bethany Church polling place in
Thousand Oaks. She says it feels nice
to have the right to vote.
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U.S. Senate
Sen. Barbara Boxer-D
112 Hart Senate Office Building,
U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C.
20510.
Phone: 202-224-3553.
Fax: 202-224-0454.
Southern California office:
312 N. Spring St., Suite 1748, Los
Angeles, CA 90012.
Phone: 213-894-5000.
Fax: 202-224-0357.
Website: http://www.boxer.
senate.gov.
See website to send e-mail.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein-D
331 Hart Senate Office Building,
U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C.
20510.
Phone: 202-224-3841.
Fax: 202-228-3954.
Los Angeles office: 11111
Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 915,
Los Angeles, CA 90025.
Phone: 310-914-7300.
Fax: 310-914-7318.
Website: http://www.feinstein.
senate.gov.
See website to send e-mail.
U.S. House of
Representatives
Rep. Elton Gallegly-R, 24th
District
2309 Rayburn House Office
Building, Washington, D.C.
20515-0523.
Phone: 202-225-5811.
Fax: 202-225-1100.
Thousand Oaks office: 2829
Townsgate Road, Suite 315,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-3018.
Phone: 497-2224 or
800-423-0023.
Fax: 497-0039.
Website: http://www.house.
gov/gallegly.
See website to send e-mail.
Rep. Henry A. Waxman-D,
30th District
2204 Rayburn House Office
Building, Washington, D.C.
20515.
Phone: 202-225-3976.
Fax: 202-225-4099.
Los Angeles office: 8436 W.
Third St., Suite 600, Los Angeles,
CA 90048.
Phone: 323-651-1040, 818-878-
7400 or 310-652-3095.
Fax: 323-655-0502.
Website: http://www.house.
gov/waxman.
See website to send e-mail.
Rep. Lois Capps-D, 23rd
District
1110 Longworth House Office
Building, Washington, D.C.
20515.
Phone: 202-225-3601.
Fax: 202-225-5632.
Port Hueneme office: 2675 N.
Ventura Road, Suite 105, Port
Hueneme, CA 93041.
Phone: 985-6807.
Fax: 985-6875.
Website: http://www.house.
gov/capps.
See website to send e-mail.
State Senate
State Sen. George Runner-R
17th District
State Capitol, Room 4090
Sacramento, CA 95814.
Phone: 916-651-4017.
Fax: 916-445-4662.
Lancaster office: 848 W.
Lancaster Blvd., Suite 101,
Lancaster, CA 93534.
Phone: 661-729-6232.
Fax: 661-729-1683.
Website: http://www.cssrc.
us/web/17.
See website to send e-mail.
State Sen. Tony Strickland-R,
19th District
State Capitol, Room 4062,
Sacramento, CA 95814.
Phone: 916-651-4019.
Fax: 916-324-7544.
Simi Valley office: 2655 First
St., Suite 230, Simi Valley, CA
93065.
Phone: 306-8886.
Fax: 306-8899.
Website: http://www.cssrc.
us/web/19.
See website to send e-mail.
State Sen. Fran Pavley-D,
23rd District
State Capitol, Room 4035,
Sacramento, CA 95814.
Phone: 916-651-4023.
Fax: 916-324-4823.
Santa Monica office: 2716
Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 3088,
Santa Monica, CA 90405.
Phone: 310-314-5214.
Fax: 310-314-5263.
Website: http://www.dist23.
casen.govoffice.com.
See website to send e-mail.
State Assembly
Assembly Member Pedro
Nava-D, 35th District
State Capitol, P.O. Box 942849,
Sacramento, CA 94249-0035.
Phone: 916-319-2035.
Fax: 916-319-2135.
Oxnard office: 201 E. Fourth
St., Suite 209-A, Oxnard, CA
93030.
Phone: 483-9808.
Fax: 483-8182.
Website: http://www.assembly.
ca.gov/nava.
See website to send e-mail.
Assembly Member Audra
Strickland-R, 37th District
State Capitol, Room 4208,
Sacramento, CA 94249-0037.
Phone: 916-319-2037.
Fax: 916-319-2137.
Westlake Village office: 2659
Townsgate Road, Suite 236,
Westlake Village, CA 91361.
Phone: 230-9167.
Fax: 230-9183.
Website: http://www.assembly.
ca.gov/strickland.
See website to send e-mail.
Assembly Member Cameron
Smyth-R, 38th District
State Capitol, Room 4153,
Sacramento, CA 95814.
Phone: 916-319-2038.
Fax: 916-319-2138.
Santa Clarita office: 23734
Valencia Blvd., Suite 303, Santa
Clarita, CA 91355.
Phone: 661-286-1565.
Fax: 661-286-1408.
Website: http://www.assembly.
ca.gov/smyth.
See website to send e-mail.
Assembly Member Julia
Brownley-D, 41st District
State Capitol, P.O. Box 942849,
Sacramento, CA 94249-0041.
Phone: 916-319-2041.
Fax: 916-319-2141.
Woodland Hills office:
6355 Topanga Canyon Blvd,
Suite 205, Woodland Hills, CA
91367.
Phone: 644-4141, 818-596-4141
or 310-395-3414.
Fax: 818-596-4150.
Website: http://www.assembly.
ca.gov/brownley.
See website to send e-mail.
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Federal
Federal income taxes are due April 15.
If estimated quarterly taxes must be paid,
the payments are due April 15, June 15,
Sept. 15 and Jan. 15. During tax season,
tax forms are most easily obtained from
offices of the Internal Revenue Service; by
telephone at 800-829-3676; or downloaded
from http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.
html.
Tax forms are no longer available at U.S.
post offices. The IRS website is http://www.
irs.gov.
IRS offices are at:
Camarillo: 751 Daily Drive, Suite 100,
93010; phone 445-4771; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
Santa Barbara: 1332 Anacapa St.,
Suite 101, 93101; phone: 564-7555; 8:30
a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m. daily.
Van Nuys: 6230 Van Nuys Blvd., First
Floor, 91401; phone 818-756-4607; 8:30
a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Los Angeles: 300 N. Los Angeles St.,
Fourth Floor, 90012; phone 213-576-3009;
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Information lines: Live telephone
assistance for individuals: 800-829-1040.
Live telephone assistance for businesses:
800-829-4933. Hearing-impaired: 800-829-
4059 (TDD).
Taxpayers Advocate Service: toll-free:
877-777-4778 Taxpayers Advocate Service
For TTY/TTD 800-829-4059. Los Angeles
office: 213-576-3140; San Jose office: 408-
817-6850.
State
State income taxes are due April 15.
State forms, publications and information
may be obtained on the Web at: http://www.
ftb.ca.gov/forms/index.shtml. Automated
toll-free service is available in English
and Spanish by calling 800-338-0505.
Assistance for persons with hearing or
speech impairments — TTY/TDD 800-822-
6268.
Written inquiries about state tax
returns should include the taxpayer’s
Social Security number, day and evening
telephone numbers and a copy of any
notice from the Franchise Tax Board.
Letters should be sent to: Franchise Tax
Board, P.O. Box 942840, Sacramento, CA
94240-0040.
Local
Property taxes are collected by the
Ventura County treasurer-tax collector
based on assessments made by the county
assessor, and then distributed to local
agencies. County secured property taxes
can be paid in two installments due Nov. 1
and Feb. 1 and are delinquent after Dec.
10 and April 10, respectively. If taxes are
not paid by June 30, the property becomes
defaulted. If taxes go unpaid for fve years,
the county sells the property at auction.
Tax bills are mailed on or before Nov. 1.
Property owners who don’t get a bill by
Nov. 10 should call the tax collector’s
public service department at 654-3744. If
your taxes are paid through an impound
account as part of a mortgage payment,
you should receive an informational copy of
the bill. Supplemental tax bills, based on re-
assessments of sold property and property
improvements, are mailed throughout the
year and go directly to the owner, not to
lenders. Appeals of regular assessments
must be fled between July 2 and Nov.
30. For questions, contact the Ventura
County Clerk of the Board and Assessment
Appeal Board at 654-2251. Appeals of
supplemental assessments must be fled
within 60 days of the supplemental notice
date with the Ventura County Clerk of the
Board, Assessment Appeals, Administration
Building, Fourth Floor, 800 S. Victoria Ave.,
Ventura, CA 93009.
General Tax Information: 654-3744 or
http://www.ventura.org/taxcollector.
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The Ventura County Integrated Waste
Management Division (IWMD) has provided
the following information for residents and
businesses in the Ventura County area.
For general information about landflls,
trash collection, recycling, composting,
and household hazardous waste and
electronic waste collection events visit the
IWMD’s website at http://www.wasteless.
org. For general information about recycling
and solid waste collection programs, call
the County of Ventura’s Integrated Waste
Management Division’s general information
line at 658-4321.
Transfer stations and landflls — Call
facility for hours of operation and fees.
■ Calabasas Landfll: 5300 Lost Hills
Road, Agoura Hills. Call 818-889-0363.
■ Chiquita Canyon Landfll: 29201 Henry
Mayo Drive, Castaic. Call 661-257-3655.
■ Del Norte Regional Recycling and
Transfer Station: 111 S. Del Norte Blvd.,
Oxnard. Call 278-8200.
■ Gold Coast Recycling and Transfer
Station: 5275 Colt St., Ventura. Call 642-
9236.
■ Simi Valley Landfll and Recycling
Center: 2801 Madera Road, Simi Valley.
Call 579-7267.
■ Toland Road Landfll: 3500 N. Toland
Road, Santa Paula. Call 658-4685.
Facilities for recycling
green materials
Several businesses in Ventura County
recycle green materials such as tree
trimmings, grass clippings, and wood waste.
Rates to recycle organic materials vary so
please call the business directly for their
current pricing information.
Agromin Organics: 6859 Arnold Road,
Oxnard (between Saviers and Rice Road).
Phone: 650-1616. Corporate office and
general information: Hours: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday-Friday; 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
California Wood Recycling: Simi
Valley Landfll, 2801 Madera Road,
Simi Valley. Phone: 650-1616. General
information: Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-
Saturday.
Limoneria/Agromin: Commercial
businesses only, 12390 Telegraph Road,
Santa Paula. Phone: 650-1616. General
information: Hours: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-
Friday.
Ojai Valley Organics: Facility is at the
end of Old Baldwin Road in Ojai. Phone:
524-2751 or 432-6790. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-
4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday.
Santa Clara Organics: 315 Calvin
Road (off Highway 126 between Piru and
Fillmore). Phone: 524-2751 or 432-6790.
Hours: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7
a.m.-12- p.m. Saturday.
In addition to these greenwaste recycling
facilities, the transfer stations and landflls
included in the prior section accept “self-
hauled” green material and wood waste
from residents. Call the facility for fees,
restrictions, and a list of unacceptable
materials.
Reuse and salvage
Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore:
The ReStore is a “Thrift Store for Building
Materials” and sells donated tools,
hardware, cabinets, plumbing fxtures,
windows, doors, and appliances at reduced
prices. Free pickup and tax donation
receipts are provided. ReStore’s hours are
Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m; and
Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The ReStore is
at 121 S. Rice Ave., Oxnard at the corner
of Lambert and Vineyard Avenue. Call 981-
2268 or e-mail restore@habitatventura.org
for more information.
Thrift & Consignment Stores
Directory: For a complete list of Ventura
County Thrift and Consignment Stores
call 658-4321 or visit the Integrated Waste
Management Division’s website at http://
www.wasteless.org/thriftstores.
Calrecycle.ca.gov/CalMax: Residents
and businesses may post ads free of charge
for reusable items such as household
goods, furniture, and construction materials.
In addition you can place free ads for
working electronic equipment, computers,
monitors, televisions, stereos, gaming
systems, etc. CalMax is the state’s “Reuse
Website” at http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov.
Read about the program on the CalMax
home page and follow instructions to
browse “Available” or “Wanted” ads or place
your own free ads.
Electronic waste recycling
and disposal
Electronic Waste contains toxic materials
and should never be disposed in the
trash. The following information provides
area residents with an overview of free
electronic waste recycling programs offered
throughout Ventura County. Electronic
Waste includes televisions, computers,
monitors, stereos, cell phones, gaming
systems, printers, scanners, fax machines,
speakers, and CD, DVD and VCR players.
Pollution Prevention Center: For
residents of Fillmore, Ojai, Santa Paula
and unincorporated areas throughout
Ventura County. Call 658-4323 to make an
appointment.
Gold Coast Recycling Facility: For
residents of Ventura, Ojai, and Camarillo;
5275 Colt Street, Ventura. Call 642-9236 for
more information.
Del Norte Recycling Facility: For
residents of Oxnard and Port Hueneme; 111
S. Del Norte Blvd., Oxnard. Call 278-8200
for more information.
Santa Clara River Valley Facility:
For residents of Fillmore, Santa Paula, and
surrounding unincorporated areas. Call
658-4323 for information about the next
scheduled event.
Waste Management — G.I.
Industries customers: Residents and
businesses in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley,
Moorpark and Oak Park should contact
Waste Management — G.I. Industries for
information about e-waste disposal and
upcoming recycling events. Call 522-9400
for more information.
Thousand Oaks HHW Facility: This
facility accepts electronic waste from
Thousand Oaks, Ojai, Bell Canyon, Santa
Paula and unincorporated area residents.
Call 449-SAVE or 449-7283 to make an
appointment.
City of Ventura: Serves Ventura
residents only. Call 652-4525 to make an
appointment.
Recycled Goods Warehouse: Call
648-3300 or visit the Recycled Goods
website at http://www.recycledgoods.com
for more information. Accepts computer
equipment for repair, reuse, and recycling.
A small fee is charged for certain monitors.
Electronic test equipment, medical and
scientifc equipment, and most office
electronics also are accepted.
Calrecycle.ca.gov/CalMax:
Residents and businesses may post ads,
free of charge, for working electronic
equipment, computers, monitors,
televisions, stereos, gaming systems,
etc. CalMax is the state’s “reuse website.”
Follow instructions on the CalMax home
page: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov to place
a free ad.
Goodwill Industries: Goodwill
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be sorted at the Del Norte Regional Recycling Transfer Station. Cities and
counties are required to reduce the amount of material sent to landfills.
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Industries no longer provides truck pickup
for donated materials. “Drop-off” service for
donated items is provided at the Goodwill
Store in Ventura at 3351 Telegraph Road
(across from the Pacifc View mall and
the Sears Tire Store). Working and non-
working electronic waste are accepted.
Call 650-9339 for more information, or for
the locations of Goodwill Industries stores
throughout the County.
Camarillo, Moorpark, Oxnard,
Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, and all
unincorporated area residents: Contact
the Camarillo Clean Harbors facility’s
household hazardous waste appointment
hotline at 987-0717 to schedule an
appointment to drop off electronic waste.
Household hazardous
waste (HHW) collection
Free monthly, bi-monthly, and bi-annual
HHW collection events are available to
residents throughout Ventura County.
Please contact the facilities below for their
collection schedule. Appointments are
required. The following facilities accept
household cleaning products, automotive
products, paints, solvents, batteries, lawn
and garden products, pool chemicals and
electronic waste. Qualifed small businesses
may utilize available programs and should
call the facilities listed below for more
information.
Pollution Prevention Center: For
residents of Fillmore, Ojai, Santa Paula and
unincorporated areas of the County. Call
658-4323 to make an appointment.
Clean Harbors Environmental
Collection Facility: For residents of
Camarillo, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ventura,
Santa Paula, Moorpark and unincorporated
areas. Call 987-0717 to make an
appointment.
Santa Clara River Valley Facility:
For residents of Fillmore, Santa Paula, and
surrounding unincorporated areas. Call
658-4323 for the next scheduled event.
Simi Valley Collection Events: For
residents of Simi Valley and Moorpark. Call
583-6321 to make an appointment for the
next scheduled event.
Thousand Oaks Collection Events:
For residents of Thousand Oaks, Ojai,
Santa Paula, Bell Canyon, Lake Sherwood
and unincorporated areas. Call 449-SAVE
or 449-7283 to make an appointment.
Ventura Collection Events: For
residents of the City of Ventura only. Call
652-4525 to make an appointment.
Camarillo, Moorpark, Oxnard,
Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, and
unincorporated area residents: Contact
Camarillo’s Clean Harbors’ household
hazardous waste appointment hotline to
schedule an appointment to drop off HHW.
Call 987-0717 to schedule an appointment.
The following facilities accept antifreeze,
auto and household batteries, oil, oil flters,
latex paint, high intensity lamps, fuorescent
light tubes, electronic waste, and other
recyclable materials. No other materials are
accepted. No appointment is needed.
Del Norte Hazardous Materials
Recycling Facility: For residents of
Oxnard and Port Hueneme only. 111 S. Del
Norte Blvd., Oxnard. Call 278-8200 for more
information.
Gold Coast Hazardous Materials
Recycling Facility: For residents of
Ventura, Camarillo and Ojai only. 5275
Colt St., Ventura. Call 642-9236 for more
information.
Batteries and cell phones
Rechargeable batteries and cell phones
may be taken to a number of businesses
in Ventura County for free collection and
recycling. Call the Rechargeable Battery
Recycling Corporation at 800-8-BATTERY,
or visit its website at http://www.rbrc.org,
for the names and locations of businesses
accepting used batteries and cell phones
in Ventura County.
Non-rechargeable household batteries
may be taken to local household
hazardous waste (HHW) collection events
or to facilities included in this supplement.
Residents wishing to recycle large
quantities of batteries should consider
easy-to-use mail-in programs such as Big
Green Box battery recycling (877-461-2345
or http://www.biggreenbox.com) or Battery
Solutions (800-852-8127 or http://www.
batteryrecycling.com).
Needles or “sharps”
disposal
The county of Ventura has established
a free “sharps” disposal program for
residents who perform injections at home
for medical reasons. Used needles are
deemed medical waste and should not
be disposed in the trash or fushed down
toilets. The medical facilities listed below
provide residents with a free biohazard
container for safe and responsible disposal
of their used needles. When a “sharps”
container is flled up, residents should
return it to the facility that provided it to
them and pick up a new container. For
more information, please contact the
Ventura County Environmental Health
Division at 654-5007.
Camarillo: St. John’s Pleasant Valley
Hospital: 2309 Antonio Ave. Call 389-5800
for more information.
Fillmore: Fillmore Medical Plaza:
852 Ventura St. Call 524-2672 for more
information.
Moorpark: Moorpark Family Care
Clinic: 35 W. Los Angeles Ave. Call 529-
4624 for more information.
Oak View: Oak View Family Practice:
655 N. Ventura Ave. Call 649-3750 for
more information.
Ojai: Ojai Valley Community Hospital:
1306 Maricopa Highway. Call 646-1401
or visit www.ojaihospital.com for more
information. Appointments are required.
Oxnard: Las Islas Family Medical
Group: 2400 So. C Street, Oxnard. Call
240-7000.
Magnolia Family Health Center:
2240 E. Gonzales Road, Suite 100. Call
981-5151 for more information. Ventura
County Public Health South Oxnard: 2500
South C St., Suite D. Call 385-9147. St.
John’s Regional Medical Center: 1600
N. Rose Ave. Call 988-2500 for more
information.
Piru: Piru Clinic: 4061 E. Center St.
Open Tuesday-Thursday. Call 521-0960 for
more information.
Santa Paula: Santa Paula Clinic:
1334 E. Main St. Call 933-1122 for more
information.
Simi Valley: Simi Valley Public Health:
660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2. Call
578-3675 for more information.
Thousand Oaks: Los Robles Hospital
& Medical Center: 215 W. Janss Road. Call
497-2727 for more information.
Ventura: Ventura Public Health: 3147
Loma Vista Road. Call 652-5928 for more
information.
West Ventura Medical Clinic: 133
W. Santa Clara St. Call 641-5600 for more
information.
Used oil and oil filter
recycling
More than 75 businesses in Ventura
County operate as CA State certifed used
oil collection centers. Collection centers
accept up to 20 gallons of used oil from
residents, per visit, free of charge and
provide a 40 cent per gallon recycling
incentive payment upon request. Most
certifed centers accept used oil flters.
Contaminated oil is not accepted — no
exceptions. It is illegal to leave containers
Chuck Kirman / Star staff
Abel DeLacruz unloads aluminum cans that will be baled at the Del Norte
Regional Recycling Transfer Station.
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of used oil at a used oil collection center
after business hours. Call 800-CLEANUP
or go to http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/
UsedOil/Reports/CenterSearch for the
location of a certifed used oil collection
center near you.
Agricultural Waste Oil Collection
Sites: The county of Ventura, in
cooperation with the businesses listed
below, provides agricultural waste oil
collection sites to serve the agricultural
community. Farmers and ranchers may
transport, and dispose of, up to 55 gallons
of used oil per visit at these sites free of
charge. Call for more information.
William L. Morris Chevrolet: 1024
W. Ventura Street, Fillmore. Call 524-
0333.
LBL Equipment: 4755 E. Los Angeles
Avenue, Somi s. Call 386-3250.
Silvas Petroleum: 1757 E. Wooley
Road, Oxnard. Call 486-4581.
Resource-efficient
yard care
Greenwaste, or yard waste, constitutes
a major portion of Ventura County’s
wastestream. There are many relatively
inexpensive and environmentally sound
ways Ventura County residents can
substantially reduce the amount of
yard waste they produce. These simple
methods can also save you money on
water, fertilizer, pesticides and hauling
services.
The Ventura County Integrated Waste
Management Division’s website, http://
www.wasteless.org, provides information
about sustainable yard care and
composting. Please visit the website and
select the “Residential Recycling” icon on
the home page. Then select “Sustainable
Gardening & Landscaping” to access the
County’s “Resource Efficient Yard Care”
booklet. This booklet includes information
about composting, compost bins, worm
composting, mulching, grasscycling, less
toxic gardening practices, use of native
plants to reduce water consumption, and
more.
Residential solid waste
hauling information
If you are a new Ventura County
resident, you may need to establish trash
and recycling service for your home. Trash
service is not mandatory in all areas, so
review the list below to obtain the name
of a franchised solid waste hauler in
your area. Residents who haul their own
refuse, or “self-haul,” are legally required
to remove trash from their property once a
week and transport it to a permitted solid
waste facility for disposal.
Residential trash and recycling services
throughout the county are exclusive,
meaning only franchised solid waste
haulers have the right to provide services
in a given city or portion of the County’s
unincorporated area. Please review the
following list for information about solid
waste haulers in your area.
E.J. Harrison & Sons serves:
Camarillo, Fillmore, Ojai, Thousand Oaks
(divided by zone), Ventura, the Channel
Islands Community Service District,
and unincorporated areas of Camarillo,
Fillmore, Newbury Park, Santa Paula,
Upper Ojai, Ventura, La Conchita, Oxnard
Plain, Piru, Point Mugu, Rancho Matilija,
Rincon, and Somis. Call 647-1414 for more
information.
Waste Management — G.I.
Industries serves: Moorpark, Simi
Valley and Thousand Oaks (all three cities
are divided by zones), the Bell Canyon
Community Service District, and the
unincorporated areas of Moorpark, Simi
Valley, East Santa Rosa Valley, Lake
Sherwood, Lynn Ranch, Oak Park, Santa
Susana Knolls, Yerba Buena/Pacifc Coast
Highway, and the Bell Canyon Community
Service District. Call 522-9400 for more
information.
Consolidated Disposal Service
serves: The unincorporated area of the
Ventura River Valley and the Santa Rosa
Valley. Call 648-1056 for more information.
City of Oxnard serves: Oxnard. Call
385-7816 for more information.
City of Port Hueneme serves:
Port Hueneme. Call 986-6650 for more
information.
City of Santa Paula serves: Santa
Paula. Call 933-4219 for more information.
Ventura County Market
Development Zone
The Ventura County Market
Development Zone (RMDZ) offers
incentives to local manufacturers who
make products from recycled materials.
These businesses may be eligible for
incentives including assistance with
permits, low-interest loans, grants, site
selection, planning, labor, and materials
for manufacturing. Call the Ventura County
RMDZ coordinator at 658-4312 for more
information.
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From occasional earthquakes, fres and
foods, to daily traffic accidents, Ventura
County has its share of emergencies and
many public agencies keep residents and
property safe from harm when they occur.
The Ventura County Emergency
Operations Center is a centralized
location for handling responses to major
countywide emergencies. The center is
run by the Sheriff’s Department Office of
Emergency Services. It coordinates the
response of cities, special districts and the
State Office of Emergency Services. http://
www.vcsd.org. Phone: 654-2551.
Whenever there is a declared emergency
and the Emergency Operations Center has
been mobilized, the following radio stations
broadcast emergency updates:
■ KVEN 1450 AM
■ KHAY 100.7 FM
■ KMLA 103.7 FM (SPANISH)
The Ventura County Fire Department
has joined with the Federal Emergency
Management Agency to train residents on
disaster preparedness through the creation
of Community Emergency Response Teams
(CERTs.) Find listings of CERTs at http://fre.
countyofventura.org/cert. 389-9710.
The American Red Cross of Ventura
County has information on preparing for
and handling emergencies. http://www.
arcventura.org. 339-2234.
Police Departments
The Ventura County Sheriff’s
Department provides law enforcement for
unincorporated areas and, under contract,
to the cities of Camarillo, Fillmore,
Moorpark, Ojai and Thousand Oaks.
Emergencies: Call 911.
Sheriff’s Department: http://www.
vcsd.org
Local stations are as follows:
Camarillo Station: 3701 Las Posas
Road, 388-5100. http://www.vcsd.org/sub-
camarillo.php.
Fillmore Station: 524 Sespe Ave.,
524-2233. http://www.vcsd.org/sub-
fllmore.php.
Moorpark Station: 610 Spring Road,
532-2700. http://www.vcsd.org/sub-
moorpark.php.
Ojai Station: 402 South Ventura St.,
646-1414. http://www.vcsd.org/sub-ojai.php.
Thousand Oaks Station: 2101 E.
Olsen Road, 494-8260. http://www.vcsd.
org/sub-thousandoaks.php.
The cities of Oxnard, Port Hueneme,
Santa Paula, Simi Valley and Ventura have
their own police departments:
Oxnard: 251 South C St. 385-7746.
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986-6530. http://ci.port-hueneme.ca.us.
Santa Paula: 214 S. 10th St. 525-4474.
http://www.ci.santa-paula.ca.us/police.
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http://www.ci.simi-valley.ca.us.
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www.venturapd.org.
Fire Departments
Emergencies: Call 911.
The Ventura County Fire Department
provides fre protection for unincorporated
areas and the cities of Camarillo,
Moorpark, Ojai, Port Hueneme, Simi
Valley and Thousand Oaks. http://fre.
countyofventura.org.
The cities of Fillmore, Oxnard, Santa
Paula and Ventura have their own fre
departments:
Fillmore: http://www.fllmorefre.com.
Oxnard: http://www.oxnardfre.org.
Santa Paula: http://www.ci.santa-
paula.ca.us/fre.
Ventura: http://www.cityofventura.
net/fre.
The Naval Base Ventura County
is served by Federal Fire Ventura
County at Point Mugu: http://california.
fredepartments.net/fre/CA/PointMugu.html.
The Los Padres National Fire
Service operates in park land in case
of wildfire: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/
lospadres/fre.
Ambulances
Ambulances are dispatched for
emergency calls through 911.
Other agencies
Ventura County Public Health: 677-
5110 or http://www.vchca.org.
Ventura County Environmental
Health: 654-2813 or http://www.ventura.
org/envhealth.
California Highway Patrol: http://
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Telephone
Two companies provide telephone
service to the Ventura County area.
Verizon serves Camarillo, Channel Islands
Harbor, Malibu, Point Mugu, Newbury Park,
Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula,
Somis, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village
on both sides of the Ventura-Los Angeles
county line and surrounding areas. For new
residential service or service changes, call
800-837-4966. http://www.verizon.com.
AT&T serves Agoura, Agoura Hills, Oak
View, Ojai, Simi Valley and Ventura. For
residential services, call 800-288-2020.
http://www.att.com.
Electricity
Southern California Edison (listed under
Edison International) provides electricity
service. http://www.sce.com. 24-hour
customer service: 800-655-4555. To
report a power outage: 800-611-1911.
Digging hotline: 811.
Water
Water service is provided by special
districts, cities and private water
companies. City residents should call
their city halls for information. See the
Communities section for your specifc area.
Gas
The Gas Company provides gas service
to the 10 cities and the surrounding
unincorporated areas of Ventura County.
The numbers for residential billing
inquiries, service requests and energy
conservation are:
English: 800-427-2200.
Spanish: 800-342-4545.
Industrial-commercial: 800-427-
2000.
TDD: 800-252-0259.
http://www.socalgas.com.
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The automobile is the main form of
transportation in Ventura County, which
has 2,420.94 miles of maintained roads
in the cities and unincorporated areas
and 273 miles of highways and freeways,
according to Caltrans.
Information on road closures or
conditions is available on the California
Department of Transportation’s website.
http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi.
The California Highway Patrol website
has an up-to-the-minute listing of traffic
accidents and hazards on the freeways.
From the CHP website you can learn
where the accident or hazard is, what is
involved, as well as the CHP’s response
status. http://cad.chp.ca.gov.
General information
The Ventura County Transportation
Commission VCTC is the county
transportation programming and planning
agency. The agency’s executive director is
Darren Kettle. The VCTC is at 950 County
Square Drive, Suite 207, Ventura 93003;
642-1591. The agency’s website is http://
www.goventura.org.
Bus service
The VCTC has a list of all public transit
in the county at http://www.goventura.
org/?q=get-there-by-bus/local-bus-services.
Camarillo Area Transit (CAT): 988-
4228 operates a fxed bus route and a
general public Dial-A-Ride. http://www.
ci.camarillo.ca.us/docs/60073.pdf.
Fillmore Area Transportation Corp.
operates a Dial-A-Ride: 524-2319.
Gold Coast Transit (formerly South
Coast Area Transit): provides bus service
to the cities of Port Hueneme, Ojai, Oxnard,
Ventura and the county areas between
these cities. Main numbers: 487-4222
or 643-3158; TDD 486-2304 http://www.
goldcoasttransit.org.
Moorpark City Transit: 529-6864 ext.
257 http://www.ci.moorpark.ca.us.
Ojai Trolley Service: 640-2562.
Or Gold Coast Transit http://www.
goldcoasttransit.org.
Simi Valley Area Transit has four
regular bus routes, one of which connects
with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan
Transit Authority (MTA) in Chatsworth: 583-
6456. http://www.ci.simi-valley.ca.us.
Thousand Oaks Transit: 449-
2400, 800-438-1112 http://www.totransit.
org/government/depts/public_works/
transportation.
Transportes Intercalifornias: 486-
9805 (bus service to Tijuana, Mexico, from
the Oxnard Transportation Center). http://
www.intercalifornias.com.
Ventura Intercity Service Transit
Authority VISTA: 800-438-1112. Provides
seven regular routes: Highway 126; East
County; Coastal Express to Carpinteria,
Santa Barbara, Goleta; CSUCI-Oxnard;
CSUCI-Camarillo; Santa Paula/Fillmore
Dial-A-Ride; and Santa Paula Commuter.
http://www.goventura.org/?q=get-there-by-
bus/local-bus-services/vista.
Greyhound Bus Lines: Connects the
county to other parts of the state and nation
from a terminal in Oxnard. http://www.
greyhound.com. Information: 800-231-2222;
Spanish, 800-531-5332. Terminal at 201 E.
Fourth St., Suite C, Oxnard, 483-3437.
Airport Service
Numerous companies provide services
to and from regional airports. For a list
of companies, go to the Ventura County
Transportation Commission Website,
http://www.goventura.org, click on “getting
there by bus” and go to the airporters and
limousine services section.
Seniors and disabled
These agencies offer door-to-door
service. Call for more information:
Agoura Hills Dial-A-Ride (serves Oak
Park and Agoura Hills): 818-707-2005.
Camarillo Area Transit Dial-A-Ride:
988-4CAT.
Camarillo Health Care District: 388-
1952.
Fillmore Dial-A-Ride: 524-2319.
Moorpark City Dial-A-Ride for ADA
Service: Information 529-6864, ext. 248.
Reservations: 495-3500. Ojai: Help of Ojai:
646-7787.
Oxnard Harbor & Beaches Dial-A-
Ride: 385-4475
City of Oxnard Dial-A-Ride: 207-0699
San Buenaventura Senior Mini-Bus:
643-3122.
Santa Paula Dial-A-Ride: 933-2267.
GCT Access ADA/Paratransit: 487-
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4222, TDD 486-2304. Reservations: 485-
2319 (toll-free for Oxnard, Port Hueneme
and Ventura); 649-4421 (toll-free for West
Ventura, Ojai and Oak View).
Simi Valley Transit ADA/Paratransit
Dial-A-Ride: 583-6464.
Thousand Oaks Dial-A-Ride: 492-
1544.
VISTA Dial-A-Ride: 800-438-1112
(Fixed-route service between Westlake
Village, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Oxnard
and Ventura.)
Rail service
The Ventura County Railroad serves
the industrial areas of south Oxnard,
the Port of Hueneme and the U.S. Naval
Construction Battalion Center. 333
Ponoma St., Port Hueneme, 488-6586.
http://www.railamerica.com/railservices/
VCRR.aspx
Fillmore & Western Railway Co.:
Ticket office, The Red Caboose, 250
Central Ave., Fillmore, 800-773-8724;
Business office: 351 Santa Clara St.,
Fillmore, 524-2546. Website: The train
service has regular weekend trips between
Santa Paula and Fillmore and is available
for charters, parties and school feld trips.
Call for reservations. http://www.fwry.com/
Amtrak operates daily passenger
trains with a major station at the Oxnard
Transportation Center, 201 E. Fourth
St., Oxnard, and connecting stations in
Ventura, Moorpark and Simi Valley. http://
www.amtrak.com. For station information,
call 487-8377 or 800-872-7245 for
reservations and schedule information.
Metrolink is a commuter train network
that comes as far north as Montalvo and
runs to Los Angeles County Metro routes.
http://www.metrolinktrains.com. Stations
are in Camarillo, 30 Lewis Road; Montalvo,
6175 Ventura Blvd.; Moorpark, 300 High
St.; Oxnard, 201 E. Fourth St.; and Simi
Valley, 5050 Los Angeles Ave., 800-371-
5465.
Air travel
Commuter service is available from
Oxnard Airport, 2889 W. Fifth St.,
Oxnard; 382-3024
Other airports that are for general
aviation use are:
Camarillo Airport, 555 Airport Way,
Camarillo, operated by the county of
Ventura; 388-3024.
Santa Paula Airport, Santa Paula,
a private airport. Information from Santa
Paula Airport Association, Wright Taxi Way,
Santa Paula, 933-1155. Website http://
www.santapaulaairport.org.
Water
The Port of Hueneme is the only
deep-water harbor between Los Angeles
and the San Francisco Bay Area and is the
U.S. port of entry for California’s Central
Coast region. It is operated by the Oxnard
Harbor District. The port serves the import
and export of automobiles, fresh fruit and
produce. Its unique positioning near the
Santa Barbara Channel has also made
the Port of Hueneme the primary support
facility for the offshore oil industry. Tours
are available to the public by reservation
333 Ponoma St., Port Hueneme; 488-
3677; fax 488-2620. Website: http://www.
portofhueneme.org.
Driver’s licenses
Drivers must have licenses and cars
must be registered with current license
plates. The Department of Motor Vehicles
also issues photo identifcation cards for
nondrivers. The driver’s license application
fee is $31. Vehicle license fees depend on
the value of the vehicle, the uses to which
it is put and local fees. Appointments are
strongly recommended at DMV offices. 800-
777-0133. http://www.dmv.ca.gov.
The Ventura County offices are:
Oxnard: 4050 Saviers Road; Santa Paula:
250 W. Harvard Blvd., Suite A; Simi Valley:
3855-D Alamo St.; Thousand Oaks: 1810
Avenida de Los Arboles; Ventura: 4260
Market St.
Animal licenses
Most animal control functions in Ventura
County are handled by the Ventura
County Department of Animal Regulation.
388-4341 or 888-223-7387. http://www.
countyofventura.org/animalreg. The Ventura
County Department of
Animal Regulation oversees animal
control matters in Camarillo, Fillmore, Ojai,
Port Hueneme, Simi Valley and Ventura but
not in Thousand Oaks, Oxnard and Santa
Paula. Ventura County dog and cat license
fees are $75 for male and female cats and
dogs or $20 for spayed or neutered cats
and dogs. Only the cities of Moorpark and
Oxnard require cat licenses. Other cities
suggest them.
In Oxnard, animal control is a function of
the Police Department. Licensing: 385-
7818. Animal control: 385-7640.
Santa Paula animal control is a function
of the Police Department. Animal Control:
933-4230.
Thousand Oaks animal control is
provided by the Agoura Shelter of Los
Angeles County Animal Control. 818-991-
0071. http://animalcare.lacounty.gov.
In the Los Angeles County cities of
Agoura Hills, Calabasas and Westlake
Village and surrounding unincorporated
areas, animal licenses are handled by Los
Angeles County. License fees for dogs and
cats vary by city. 818-991-0071. http://www.
animalcare.lacounty.gov.
Business licenses
Cities generally require business licenses
for all businesses. The cost depends on the
city and the type and size of the business.
Several city websites have more details.
City business licenses are obtained at city
halls:
Camarillo: 601 Carmen Drive, 388-
5330.
Fillmore: 250 Central Ave., 524-1500
ext. 134.
Moorpark: 799 Moorpark Ave., 517-
6200.
Ojai: 401 S. Ventura St., 646-5581.
Oxnard: 305 W. Third St., 385-7810.
Port Hueneme: 250 N. Ventura Road,
986-6526.
Santa Paula: 970 Ventura St., 933-4211.
Simi Valley: 2929 Tapo Canyon Road,
583-6769.
Thousand Oaks: 2100 E. Thousand
Oaks Blvd., 449-2201.
Ventura: 501 Poli St., 658-4715.
Ventura County: Tax Collector’s Office,
main plaza, Hall of Administration, County
Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave.,
Ventura. 654-2653.
Generally, the county does not require
licenses for businesses in unincorporated
areas, but there are exceptions, including
temporary shows or concerts, dance halls,
hawkers, pool tables, pawnbrokers, junk
collectors or dealers, massage parlors,
rubbish collectors, secondhand dealers,
solicitors, taxi cab operators, itinerant
merchants and bingo. These are generally
handled by the Sheriff’s Department, 654-
2371. The county does require business
tax certifcates for businesses located in or
conducting business in an unincorporated
area. A number of other regulations apply
to businesses. A useful site with information
about such requirements is http://recorder.
countyofventura.org/business.htm.
In Los Angeles County, the cities of
Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Malibu and
Westlake Village do not require business
licenses, but the county does. Agoura Hills
requires a business registration, 818-597-
7300. The county number for information is
213-974-2011.
Bicycle licenses
The cost varies from city to city. To
register a bicycle, contact your nearest
police or fre department. Take bike or
information regarding make, model, wheel
size and serial number.
LICENSES
David Yamamoto / Special to The Star
Jim Thomson and Dori Thomson take
a break with their dog Niki, right, at
College View Park in Moorpark.
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Ventura County is served by media from
Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles
counties, giving residents access to a wide
variety of information and entertainment.
Cable TV companies bring in
superstations and specialty programming
from around the country.
This list includes only media based in
Ventura County, that have Ventura County
editions (newspapers) or that have news
operations in the county.
For newspapers, the list is limited
to publications that have news and
advertising.
It does not include shoppers and
advertising mailers.
Daily newspapers
Ventura County Star: Publishes two
editions: East and West County. Address:
550 Camarillo Center Drive, Camarillo
93010. Mailing address: P.O. Box 6006,
Camarillo 93011. Business phone: 437-
0000. Fax: 482-6167. Website: http://www.
VCStar.com. Publisher and president:
George H. Cogswell III, 655-5838; e-mail:
gcogswell@VCStar.com. Editor and vice
president: Joe Howry, 437-0200; e-mail:
jhowry@VCStar.com.
Weeklies/ biweeklies
The Acorn/ Thousand Oaks
Acorn/ Moorpark Acorn/ Simi Valley
Acorn/ Camarillo Acorn: The Acorn
and Thousand Oaks Acorn published on
Thursday; Camarillo Acorn, Moorpark
Acorn and Simi Valley Acorn published
on Friday. Address: 30423 Canwood
St., Suite 108, Agoura Hills 91301-4316.
Phone: 818-706-0266. Fax: 818-706-8942
(The Acorn); 367-8237 (Thousand Oaks
and Simi Acorn); 484-2313 (Camarillo
Acorn and Moorpark Acorn). Website:
http://theacornonline.com.
Fillmore Gazette: Thursdays.
Address: 408 Orchard St., Fillmore,
93015; mail: P.O. Box 865, Fillmore.
93016. Phone: 524-2481. Fax: 524-1164.
Website: http://www.thefllmoregazette.
com.
The Lighthouse: Serving Naval Base
Ventura County; published biweekly on
Thursday. Advertising: Jane Alvarez,
jalvarez@VCStar.com. Phone: 437-
0371. Editorial: Andrea Howry, editor,
lighthouse@navy.mil. Phone: 989-5281.
Website: http://www.TheLighthouseNews.
com.
Ojai Valley News: Wednesdays and
Fridays. Address: 408A Bryant Circle,
Ojai93023. Mailing address: P.O. Box 277,
Ojai 93024. Phone: 646-1476. Fax: 646-
4281. Website: http://www.ojaivalleynews.
com.
Ojai & Ventura View: Every other
week. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1824,
Ojai 93024. Phone/ fax: 640-8439.
Website: http://www.OjaiandVenturaView.
com.
Pacific Coast Business Times:
Weekly. Address: 14 E. Carrillo St., Suite
A, Santa Barbara 93101. Phone: 560-
6950. Fax: 560-8399. Website: http://
www.pacbiztimes.com.
Santa Paula Times: Wednesdays
and Fridays. Address: 944 E. Main St.,
Santa Paula 93060; mail: P.O. Box 431,
Santa Paula 93060. Phone: 525-1890.
Fax: 525-7375. Website: http://www.
santapaulatimes.com.
Siglo 21: Spanish language,
Thursdays. Address: P.O. Box 6006,
Camarillo 93011. Phone: 437-0372. Fax:
482-3236. Website: http://misiglo21.com.
Tri-County Sentry: Fridays. Address:
1200 N. Ventura Road, Suite G, Oxnard
93030. Phone: 983-0015. Fax: 983-0018.
Website: http://www.tricountysentry.com.
Ventura County Reporter:
Thursdays. Address: 700 E. Main St.,
Ventura 93001. Phone: 648-2244. Fax:
648-7801. Web site: http://www.vcreporter.
com.
The Ventura Breeze: Every other
Wednesday. Address: 1575 Spinnaker
Drive, 105B - Box 393, Ventura 93001.
Phone: 653-0791. Fax: 641-3158. Website:
http://www.venturabreeze.com.
Vida Newspaper: Thursdays.
Address: 130 Palm Drive, Oxnard 93030.
Phone: 483-1008. Fax: 483-6233. This
bilingual newspaper covers Ventura
County, with an emphasis on local
happenings, and is used as a teaching aid
in the county school districts.
Monthlies
805 Living: Address: 3717 E.
Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village,
91362. Phone: 413-1141. Fax: 830-1655.
Website: http://www.805living.com.
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AM radio stations
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Talk KKZZ 1400 289-1400 http://www.1400kkzz.com
News, talk KVTA 1520 289-1400 http://www.kvta.com
True oldies KVEN 1450 642-8595 http://1450theboomer.com
FM radio stations
Format Call
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Hispanic Business: Address: 425
Pine Ave., Santa Barbara 9317-3709.
Phone: 964-4554. Fax: 964-5593.
Website: http://www.hispanicbusiness.
com.
Ventura Life magazine: Address:
P.O. Box 2179, Ventura 93002. Editorial
Phone: 641-9303. Website: http://www.
vclifeandstyle.com.
Cable TV companies
Time Warner Cable: Phone:
888-TW CABLE (892-2253). Serves
areas of Agoura Hills, Calabasas,
Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai,
Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula,
Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Ventura,
Westlake Village and the surrounding
unincorporated areas of Ventura County.
Website: http://www.timewarnercable.
com/socal.
Charter Communications: 51
W. Main St., Suite F, Ventura. Phone:
888-GET-CHARTER (438-2427; other
numbers not needed). Serves: All or parts
of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills,
Lost Hills, Malibu, Malibu Lake, Monte
Nido, Mountain View Estates, Thousand
Oaks and West Hills and west Ventura
in the west county. Website: http://www.
charter.com.
Other utility companies, such as AT&T
(Advanced TV) and Verizon (Direct
TV and FiOS TV) offer other television
services, just as cable companies offer
phone and Ìnternet services.
TV stations
KBEH-TV: Spanish language. 950
Flynn Road, Suite C, Camarillo 93012.
Phone: 388-0081. Network affiliation:
Ìndependent. Website: http://www.canal63.
com.
KEYT-TV: (Santa Barbara) Ventura
County office: 500 E. Esplanade Drive,
Suite 1560, Oxnard 93036. Phone: 485-
7545. Fax: 983-6406. Network affiliation:
ABC. Website: http://www.keyt.com.
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Adolfo Camarillo Ranch: 201
Camarillo Ranch Road; 389-8182, Fax: 389-
8183. info@camarilloranch.org. http://www.
camarilloranch.org. Open Saturday 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m.; Wednesday and Sunday noon-
4 p.m. Admission is free. $5 suggested
donation. Adolfo Camarillo was a prominent
landowner in the area that became the city
of Camarillo. This is his restored 1892 home.
Pleasant Valley Historical Museum
and Garden: 720 N. Las Posas Road; 482-
3660. general@pvhsonline.org. http://www.
pvhsonline.org. Open noon 4 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday, except holidays. Admission is
free. The museum contains books and other
materials on early California and Ventura
County. Exhibits are dedicated to Chumash
culture, local ranchos, early 20th-Century
telephones and tools. The garden features
plants and trees indigenous to the region.
Commemorative Air Force World
War II Aviation Museum: 455 Aviation
Drive (Camarillo Airport); 482-0064. http://
www.orgsites.com/ca/caf-socal. Open 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. except Mondays. Restoration
work can be viewed Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays. Admission is free. $7
suggested donation.
Ventura County Fire Department
Media Center: 165 Durley Ave., Camarillo;
389-9710. http://fire.countyofventura.org
Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Group tours are available. Admission
is free. Photos and items used by the
Ventura County Fire Department.
Fillmore
Fillmore Historical Museum and
Park: 350 Main St., Fillmore, 524-0948.
http://www.fillmorehistoricalmuseum.
com. Open Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Admission is free. $4 suggested donation.
The four-building complex includes the
Hinckley House, a 1905 Craftsman-style
home of Fillmore's first dentist, Ìra Hinckley;
the 1887 Southern Pacific Railroad depot;
the Rancho Sespe Bunkhouse used as a
dormitory by laborers on the Rancho Sespe
Mexican land grant rancho and the original
19th-century Bardsdale post office.
Santa Clara River Valley Railroad
Historical Society and Fillmore and
Western Railway Co.: 364 Main Street,
Fillmore 800-773-8724. E-mail for society:
info@scrvrhs.com. E-mail for railway: iinfo@
fwry.com. Website for both: http://www.
scrvrhs.com. The railway is open for special
events, train rides, and seasonal activities.
Admission varies.
Newbury Park
Satwiwa Native American Indian
Culture Center at Rancho Sierra Vista:
4126 Portrero Road at Via Goleta, 375-1930.
http://www.satwiwa.org. Open Saturdays
and Sundays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This center
is a collective effort among the Chumash,
Tongva, other native peoples of the
Americas, and the National Park Service to
share traditional and contemporary ways of
indigenous life. School tours and programs
available. Admission is free. All school
education program reservations are done
online http://www.nps.gov/samo.
Stagecoach Inn Museum: 51 S.
Ventu Park Road, 498-9441, stagecoach@
stagecoachmuseum.org. http://www.
stagecoachmuseum.org. Open Wednesday
through Sunday for tours 1-4 p.m. Entire
complex open Saturday and Sunday 1-4
p.m. Admission is adults, $4; seniors and
youth ages 13-21, $3; children, $1. The
original Stagecoach Ìnn, called the Grand
Union Hotel, was built in 1876. Exhibits and
buildings on the grounds include a school
and Chumash home.
Ojai
Gallery of Historical Figures: 171
McNell Road, north of Reeves Road,
646-6574, info@galleryhistoricalfigures.
com. http://www.galleryhistoricalfigures.
com. Open Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Admission is free. Donations appreciated.
Historian and artist G. S. Stuart's 400
historical figures are three-dimensional
portraits in quarter life-size.
Ojai Valley Museum and Library:
130 W. Ojai Ave., 640-1390, Fax: 640-1342.
http://www.ojaivalleymuseum.org. Open
Thursday and Friday 1-4 p.m, Saturday 10
a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m. Guided
tours on Wednesday, call for appointment.
Admission: $4, children 6-18, $1. Extensive
collection of art, Native American baskets,
pioneer tools, photographs and historical
journals chronicling the history of Ojai.
Oxnard
Carnegie Art Museum: 424 South C
St., 385-8157, Fax: 483-3654. http://www.
carnegieam.org. Open Thursday through
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1-5
p.m. Guided tours and workshops by
appointment. Admission donations: $3
adults, $2 seniors and students, $1 children
over 6. Changing exhibits on a broad
diversity of California contemporary art.
Gull Wings Children’s Museum: 418
W. Fourth St., 483-3005, Fax: 483-3226.
info@gullwings.org. http://www.gullwings.
org. Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Admission $4. Children under 2 free.
Hands-on, interactive exhibits for children. A
popular birthday party venue.
Heritage Square: 715 South A St., 483-
7960, Fax: 486-6904. HeritageSquare@
aol.com. http://www.heritagesquareoxnard.
com. Free tours Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Sunday 1-4 p.m. Call ahead for times and
prices for large group tours or school tours.
The square includes period homes, gardens
and fountains set amid 25 businesses,
including a restaurant, a theater and a
visitor center with gift shop.
Ventura County Maritime Museum:
2731 Victoria Ave., 984-6260. vcmminfo@
aol.com. http://vcmm.org. Open daily 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Donations
appreciated. Located in the Channel Ìslands
Harbor on Fisherman's Wharf, it features
maritime art, ship models and a nautical
research library.
Murphy Auto Museum: 2230 Statham
Blvd., 487-4333. murphyautomuseum@
gmail.com. http://www.murphyautomuseum.
org. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Suggested donation: $9 adults, $5 children
12 and younger. Open other days by special
arrangement for groups. Antique, classic
and newer vehicles on display, including
a large collection of Packards and antique
motorcycles.
Piru
Rancho Camulos Museum: 5164 E.
Telegraph Road off Highway 126, 521-1501.
http://www.ranchocamulos.org. Open for
tours Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 1
p.m. to 4 p.m. February through November.
School and group tours by appointment
only. National Historic Landmark and the
fictional home of Ramona, the subject of
Helen Hunt Jackson's best-selling novel of
1884.
Port Hueneme
Bard Mansion: Port of Hueneme,
Naval Base Ventura County (at Bard Gate).
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982-5293 http://www.bardmansion.org. A
conference center used primarily by the
Navy. Available for private functions and
tours. Restored home of Ventura County
pioneer Sen. Thomas R. Bard.
CEC/Seabee Museum: Port of
Hueneme, Naval Base Ventura County
(inside Sunkist Gate) Building 99, 982-
5165. http://www.seabeehf.org/museum.
Closed on federal holidays. Open 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Saturdays for those with base access.
Others must schedule tours. Military
artifacts of the Navy Civil Engineer Corps
and Seabees.
Port Hueneme Historical Museum:
220 N. Market St., 488-2023. http://www.
huenemechamber.com. Open Monday
through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission
is free. This is also the Port Hueneme
Chamber of Commerce. Artifacts and
exhibits related to the history of Port
Hueneme.
Santa Paula
The Aviation Museum of Santa
Paula: Santa Paula Airport, 830 E. Santa
Maria St., 525-1109. amszp@verizon.net.
http://www.amszp.org. Open 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. the first Sunday of each month except
rainy days. Admission is free. Vintage
aircraft and memorabilia from the early
1900s.
California Oil Museum: Union Oil
Co. building, 1001 E. Main St., Santa
Paula, 933-0076. info@oilmuseum.net.
http://www.oilmuseum. Open Wednesday
through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: adults $4, seniors $3, children
$1. Guided tours available. Science,
technology, oil and transportation exhibits.
Simi Valley
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
& Museum and Center for Public
Affairs: 40 Presidential Drive, 800-
410-8354 or 577-4000. Fax: 577-4074.
ttp://www.reaganlibrary.com. Open daily
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Thanksgiving,
Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission:
adults $12, seniors $9, children 11-17 $6,
children under 11 free.
Skatelab Skateboarding Museum:
4226 Valley Fair St., 578-0040. museum@
skatelab.com. http://www.skatelab.com.
Ìtems on display show the history of the
sport. Museum hours: Coincide with
skate sessions; call for current schedule.
Admission is free.
Strathearn Historical Park and
Museum: 137 Strathearn Place, 526-
6453. simimuseum@sbcglobal.net.
http://www.simihistory.com. Open Monday-
Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays and
Sundays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for self-guided
tours through park. Call for times for
docent-led tours of the 1892 Strathearn
House and Simi adobe. $3 tour fee. The
home of Robert P. Strathearn was built in
1892 on the site of the headquarters of
the expansive Rancho Simi, a Spanish
land grant from colonial times. The home
remained in the Strathearn family until
1969, when the dwelling and 5.85 acres
were donated to the Simi Valley Recreation
and Park District.
Thousand Oaks
Oakbrook Regional Park
Chumash Interpretive Center:
3290 Lang Ranch Parkway, 492-8076.
chumashindianmuseum@verizon.net.
http://chumashindianmuseum.com. Open
Thursday through Sunday noon-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults $5, family $10, seniors
and children $3. Exhibits of Chumash
culture and history, tours of cave art.
Scandinavian Cultural Center at
CLU, Scandinavian American Cultural
and Historical Foundation Inc.:
California Lutheran University, 26 Faculty
Road, 241-0391. ScanCenter@callutheran.
edu. http://scandinaviancenter.org. Open
on Wednesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
includes a weekly presentation at noon.
Admission is free. The center also offers
language and arts and crafts programs
and a permanent collection of books, oral-
history tapes and artifacts documenting
Scandinavian history.
Ventura
Albinger Archaeological Museum:
113 E. Main St., 648-5823. info@
albingermuseum.org. http://www.
albingermuseum.org. Artifacts from 500
B.C. to the present are on display. The
museum is no longer open to the public.
Robert J. Lagomarsino Channel
Islands National Park Visitor Center:
1901 Spinnaker Drive, 658-5730. http://
www.nps.gov/chis. Open daily 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. except Thanksgiving and
Christmas Day. Admission is free. Exhibits
in the Parks Visitor Center include photo
displays, a native plant display, and indoor
tide pool.
A.J. Comstock Fire Museum: 185
E. Santa Clara St., 339-4300. http://www.
cityofventura.net/fire/about. Exhibits on
display behind a viewing window are
photographs, memorabilia, and antique fire
equipment.
Dudley House: Loma Vista Road
and Ashwood Avenue, 644-3345. sc@
cummingsresearch.com. http://www.
dudleyhouse.org. Open 1-4 p.m. first
Sunday of the month, January-November.
Admission is free. Reflects the life of the
Dudley family and area farming community
from 1892-1930.
Olivas Adobe Historical Park: 4200
Olivas Park Drive, 658-4728. mail@
olivasadobe.org. http://www.olivasadobe.
org. Tours Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Admission: adults $5, children
5-12 and seniors $3. Grounds open daily
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. The 1847
hacienda of Rancho San Miguel and home
of Raymundo Olivas.
Museum of Ventura County: 100
E. Main Street., 653-0323, http://www.
venturamuseum.org. Open Tuesday
through Sunday. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free. The
museum preserves artifacts related to
the history of Ventura County and its
residents.
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The area's historical societies are
involved in preserving and learning about
the county's history.
Bard Mansion, Friends of: P.O. Box
113, Port Hueneme, CA 93044, 985-2076,
http://www.bardmansion.org.
Candelaria American Indian
Council: 1650 Palma Drive, Suite 101,
Ventura, CA 93003, 650-8352.
Conejo Valley Historical Society:
51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury
Park, CA 91320, 498-9441, http://www.
stagecoachmuseum.org.
Fillmore Historical Museum
and Park: 350 Main St., P.O. Box 314,
Fillmore, CA 93016, 524-0948. http://www.
fillmorehistoricalmuseum.com.
Moorpark Historical Society: P.O.
Box 662, Moorpark, CA 93020.
Ojai Valley Historical Society
and Museum: 130 W. Ojai Avenue,
Ojai, CA 93023, 640-1390, http://www.
ojaivalleymuseum.org.
Pleasant Valley Historical Society:
720 N. Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA
93011, 482-3660, http://www.pvhsonline.
org.
Port Hueneme Historical Society:
220 N. Market St., Port Hueneme,
CA 93041, 488-2023, http://www.
huenemechamber.com.
San Buenaventura Heritage: Dudley
House: corner of Ashwood and Loma Vista
Streets P.O. Box 6803, Ventura, CA 93006,
642-3346, http://www.dudleyhouse.org.
San Buenaventura Historic
Preservation Committee: 501 Poli St.,
Ventura, CA 93001, 654-7893 (This is also
the number for the Planning Commission
of the city of Ventura), http://www.
cityofventura.net/meetings/216.
San Buenaventura Conservancy:
P.O. Box 23263, Ventura, CA. http://www.
sbconservancy.org.
Santa Clara River Valley Railroad
Historical Society: P.O. Box 492,
Fillmore, CA 93016-0492, 524-2254, http://
www.scrvrhs.com.
Santa Paula Historical Society: P.O.
Box 842, Santa Paula, CA 93061, 933-0076,
http://www.santapaulahistoricalsociety.org.
Simi Valley Historical Society and
Museum: 137 Strathearn Place, Simi
Valley, CA 93065, 526-6453, http://www.
simihistory.com.
Ventura County Cultural Heritage
Board: 800 S. Victoria Ave., No. L1740,
Ventura, CA 93009, 654-5043. http://www.
ventura.org/RMA/planning/Programs/
heritage.html.
Ventura County Historical Society:
89 S. California St., Ventura, CA 93001,
Mailing address: 100 E. Main St., Ventura,
CA 93001, 653-0323, http://www.
venturamuseum.org.
Ventura County Chinese American
Historical Society: http://polyfet.com/
vccahs.
California Historical Society:
678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
94105. 415-357-1848, http://www.
californiahistoricalsociety.org.
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ARTS SERVICE
Alliance for the Arts: 2100 E.
Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks,
CA 91362, 449-2590, Fax: 449-2595,
info@allianceforthearts.org, http://www.
allianceforthearts.org.
Arts Council of the Conejo Valley:
Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W.
Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360,
381-2747, Fax: 370-1341, info@conejoarts.
org, http://www.conejoarts.org.
Camarillo Arts Council: P.O. Box
466, Camarillo, CA 93011, 987-7847, info@
camarilloartscouncil.org, http://www.
camarilloartscouncil.org.
San Buenaventura Foundation for
the Arts: advocates for Ventura Arts, 1575
Spinnaker Drive #105B, PMB 401, Ventura,
CA 93001, 312-4405, info@venturaarts.org,
http://www.venturaarts.org.
Ventura County Arts Council: 646
County Square Drive, Suite 154, Ventura,
CA 93003-0436, 658-2213, fax: 658-2281,
info@venturacountyartscouncil.org, http://
www.venturacountyartscouncil.org.
DANCE
All American Ballet Company: 1932
Eastman Ave., Suite 105, Ventura, CA
93003, 650-6316, ABBCompany@aol.com,
http://www.allamericanballet.org.
Conejo Civic Ballet Company: 31308
Via Colinas, Suite 101, Westlake Village,
CA 91362, 495-7940, robin@balletarts.org,
http://www.balletarts.org.
Conejo Valley Cloggers: P.O. Box
161, Newbury Park, CA 91319
Conejo Valley Folk Dancers: 1484
Norwich Ave., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360,
497-1957, http://www.hillcrestarts.com.
Conejo Valley Scottish Dance
Society: 3225 Lynn Oaks Court,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, 498-2303,
http://www.hillcrestarts.com.
Footworks Youth Ballet: 1594
Saratoga Ave., Suite A, Ventura, CA
93003, 676-1600, info@oakleyballet.com,
http://www.footworksyouthballet.org.
Pacific Festival Ballet: 1152 Westlake
Blvd., Suite D, Westlake Village, CA 91361,
497-9535, kajandlori@aol.com, http://www.
californiadancetheatre.com.
U.S. Amateur Dancers Association:
Ventura County Chapter 422, 3600 Harbor
Blvd., Suite 178, Oxnard, CA 93035-4136.
Ventura County Ballet Company:
2750 E. Main St., Ventura, CA 93003, 653-
2800, Fax: 643-6771, turnout@aol.com,
http://www.balletacademyventura.com.
FILM/VIDEO
Ojai Film Festival: P.O. Box 1029,
Ojai, CA 93024-1029, 649-1947, Ìnfo@
ojaifilmfestival.com, http://www.
ojaifilmfestival.com.
Ojai Film Society: P.O. Box 545, Ojai,
CA 93024-0545, 646-8946, Fax: 646-2973,
Ojaifilmsociety@sbcglobal.net, http://www.
ojaifilmsociety.org.
Thousand Oaks Video Makers:
TOPCC, P.O. Box 6981, Thousand Oaks,
CA 91359-6981, http://topcc.org.
Ventura Film Society: P.O. Box
24303, Ventura, CA 93002-24303, 628-
2299, info@venturafilmsociety.com.
MUNICIPAL
City of Oxnard Art in Public Places
Commission: 305 W. Third St., Oxnard,
CA 93030, http://www.ci.oxnard.ca.us.
City of Thousand Oaks, Community
and Cultural Services: 2100 E.
Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks,
CA 91362, 449-2767, Fax: 449-2750,
theatres@toaks.org, http://www.toaks.org.
City of Ventura Cultural Affairs
Division, City of Ventura Cultural
Commission, City of Ventura Public
Art Commission: P.O. Box 99, Ventura,
CA 93002-0099, 658-4736, Fax: 648-1030,
dsindelar@ci.ventura.ca.us, http://www.
cityofventura.net.
Ojai Arts Commission: P.O. Box 1570,
Ojai, CA 93024-1570, 646-5581, ext. 111,
http://www.ci.ojai.ca.us.
TRADITIONAL ARTS
Azuma Kotobuki Kai: School of
classical Japanese dance, 496-8520,
Ìnfo@azuma-us.com, http://www.azuma-
us.com.
Ballet Folklorico: 632 W. Guava
St., Oxnard, CA 93033, 486-7468,
jgomez450@aol.com.
Ballet Folklorico Generacion 2000:
1961 Almanor St., Oxnard, CA 93030,
gen2000@2by2mail.com.
Center for Asian Performing Arts:
799 Alderdale Court, Newbury Park, CA
91320-4950, lunasglare@yahoo.com,
Chinese Brush Painting &
Calligraphy Association of Thousand
Oaks: Jan Wennink, 3449 Radcliff Road,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, 493-1939.
Conejo Chinese Cultural
Association: P.O. Box 6775, Thousand
Oaks, CA 91359, ccca-tocs@yahoo.com,
http://www.ccca-tocs.org.
Filipino American Council of
Ventura: 920 Topsail Court, Oxnard, CA
93035.
Gold Coast Festivals, Inc.: 496-6036
phone/fax, goldcoastprod@msn.com,
http://www.goldcoastfestivals.com.
Inlakech Cultural Arts Center: 632
W. Guava St., Oxnard, CA 93033, 890-
2193, anahuacq@aol.com, http://www.
inlakech.org.
Mexican-American Historical
Society in Ventura County: Mary
Navarro-Aldana, 625-1573.
Oakbrook Chumash Interpretive
Center: 3290 Lang Ranch Parkway,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, 492-8076,
chumashindianmuseum@verizon.net,
http://chumashindianmuseum.com.
Peony Chinese Dance Ensemble:
P.O. Box 7599, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359,
(818) 991-0758.
Rancho Sierra Vista-Satwiwa: Via
Goleta at Lynn Road, Newbury Park, CA
91320, Native American Culture Center,
401 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks,
CA 91360, 370-2301, http://www.nps.
gov/samo.
Redbirds: P.O. Box 702, Simi Valley,
CA 93062, 217-0364, redbirds_vision@
hotmail.com, http://www.redbirdsvision.org.
Teatro de Las Americas: P.O. Box
5184, Oxnard, CA 93031-5184, 485-5445,
981-9007, info@teatrodelasamericas.org,
http://www.teatrodelasamericas.org.
Tortilla Flats Mural & Archive
Project: 97 N. Dos Caminos Ave.,
Ventura, CA 93003. 643-9063,
tortillaflatsvc@hotmail.com.
Ventura County Japanese American
Citizens League: Ventura County JACL,
P.O. Box 1092, Camarillo, CA 93011, 492-
0146, info@vcjacl.org.
MULTIDISCIPLINE
Bell Arts Factory: 432 N. Ventura
Ave., 643-1960, michele@bellartsfactory.
org, http://www.bellartsfactory.org.
Foundation for Educational &
Employment Resources Development,
Inc.: Cafe on A and Acuna Art Gallery,
Joseph A. Garcia / Star staff
Anthony Gonzalez, of Oxnard, watches colors coming from the “Rome 2000
Edition” artwork by Peter Erskine at the Carnegie Art Museum.
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KEYS Youth Leadership Academy, 438
South A St., P.O. Box 1387, Oxnard, CA
93032-1387, 487-8170, 216-4530, Fax:
487-4451, http://www.cafeona.2givenow.
org.
Hillcrest Center for the Arts: 403 W.
Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360,
381-2747, 370-1341, cultural@crpd.org,
http://www.hillcrestarts.com.
Ojai Center for the Arts: 113 S.
Montgomery St., (mailing address) P.O.
Box 331, Ojai, CA 93024, 646-0117. Fax:
646-0252, info@ojaiartcenter.org, http://
www.ojaiartcenter.org.
Women’s Artistic Network: P.O. Box
1485, Simi Valley, CA 93062, 526-2246,
http://www.womensartisticnetwork.org.
MUSIC
Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus: 5624
Faust Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367-
4329, 531-3714, http://www.ahhchorus.
com.
American Guild of Organists,
Ventura County Chapter: 567 W.
Channel Islands Blvd., PMB 136, Port
Hueneme, CA 93041, 984-7782, sahorab@
vcss.k12.ca.us.
Bowlful of Blues: P.O. Box 1155, Ojai,
CA 93024, 646-7230, Fax: 457-3892.
Camarillo Community Band: P.O.
Box 903, Camarillo, CA 93011, 484-8050,
camarilloband@lafn.org.
Channel Islands Chamber
Orchestra: info@cichamberorchestra.org,
http://www.cichamberorchestra.org.
Channel Islands Choral
Association: (affiliated with CSUCI),
KuanFen Liu, director/conductor, 643-
8430, choraldances@yahoo.com, http://
choir.csuci.edu.
Channel Islands Clippers
Barbershop Chorus: 138 Via Pasito,
Ventura, CA 93003, 650-9940, kbogost@
aol.com.
Channelaire Chorus: P.O. Box 1018,
Camarillo, CA 93011, 247-1990, contact@
channelaire.org, http://www.channelaire.
org.
Concert With Orchestra Thousand
Oaks: 1304 Marian Ave., Thousand Oaks,
CA 91360, edwardfrancis@adelphia.net,
http://www.cwoto.org.
Conejo Pops Orchestra: 3648
Mountclef Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA
91360.
Conejo Valley Children’s Concert
Series: 1025 Old Farm Road, Thousand
Oaks, CA 91360, 338-3021.
Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras:
14709 Marymount St., Moorpark, CA
93021, 523-8045, info@cvyo.com, http://
www.cvyo.com.
Gold Coast Concert Chorus: 1746F
S. Victoria Ave. PMB 217, Ventura, CA
93003, 675-4222, gcccpres@verizon.net,
http://www.goldcoastchorus.org.
Harmony Oaks Barbershop Chorus:
456 N. Reino Road, Newbury Park, CA
91320, 379-5616, http://www.cvhoc.com.
Los Robles Children’s Choir: 3373
Mountain Trail Ave., Newbury Park, CA
91320, 480-9416, yharmony@adelphia.net,
http://www.singingchildren.com.
Los Robles Master Chorale: 1985
Yosemite Ave., Suite #250, Simi Valley,
CA 93063, 526-7464, rweibezahl@
losroblesmasterchorale.org, http://www.
losroblesmasterchorale.org.
Moorpark Symphony Orchestra:
7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA 93021,
378-1400, http://www.moorparkcollege.
edu/symphony.
Music 4 Kids: 1255 Callens Road, Suite
A, Ventura, CA 93003, 642-3800.
Music Teachers Association of
California — Conejo Chapter: 241-5186,
http://www.mtacconejo.org.
New West Symphony: 2100 E.
Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite D, Thousand
Oaks, CA 91362, 497-5800, Fax: 497-5839,
info@newwestsymphony.org, http://www.
newwestsymphony.org.
Oaks Chamber Singers: 60 St. John
Court, Newbury Park, CA 91320, 499-1913,
info@oakschambersingers.com, http://www.
oakschambersingers.com.
Ojai Community Chorus: P.O. Box
755, Ojai, CA 93024-0755, 208-6368, info@
ojaicommunitychorus.org, http://www.
ojaicommunitychorus.com.
Ojai Festivals Ltd.: P.O. Box 185, Ojai,
CA 93024, 646-2094, Fax: 646-6037, info@
ojaifestival.org, http://www.ojaifestival.org.
California Old Time Fiddlers
Association-District 8: Oak View, CA.
517-1131, CSOTFA8@aol.com, http://www.
calfddlers.com.
One World Drummers: Ventura, CA,
479-9269, Jmerlich@earthlink.net, http://
www.oneworlddrummers.com.
Pacific Sound Chorus: 5200 Valentine
Road, Room 104, Ventura, CA 93001,
800-353-1632, contact@rinconbeach.org,
http://www.pacifcsoundchorus.org.
Songmakers: 643-2945, info@
songmakers.org, http://www.songmakers.
org.
Thousand Oaks Philharmonic: 376-
2485, edwardfrancis@roadrunner.com,
http://www.tophil.org.
Ventura Music Festival Association:
472 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, CA 93001,
648-3146, Fax: 648-4103, vcmfadir@aol.
com, http://www.vcmfa.org.
Ventura College Opera & Musical
Workshop: 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura,
CA 93003, 654-6400 ext. 2968, http://www.
operaworkshop.info.
Ventura County Classical Guitar
Society: 121 Fir St., Camarillo, CA 93010,
482-6224, http://www.vccgs.com.
Ventura County Concert Band: 6256
Sutter St., Ventura, CA 93003, 642-5871.
Ventura Master Chorale: P.O. Box
7388, Ventura, CA 93006-7388, 654-
0995, vtachorale@yahoo.com, http://www.
venturachorale.org.
Ventura Master Chorale Children’s
Choir: P.O. Box 7388, Ventura, CA 93006-
7388, 796-1951, cheryl@camcc.net, http://
www.venturachorale.org.
Ventura Music Festival: 472 E.
Santa Clara St., Ventura, CA 93001,
648-3146, Fax: 648-4103, contact@
venturamusicfestival.org.
Village Voices Chorale: P.O. Box 6562,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91359-6562, 379-5913,
info@villagevoiceschorale.org, http://www.
villagevoiceschorale.org.
Westlake Village Music Society:
10495 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village, CA
91361, 492-4440, Fax: 492-9800.
VISUAL
643 A Project Space: 643 N. Ventura
Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001, 746-0435,
info@643projectspace.com, http://
www.643projectspace.com.
Art & Soul: 271 S. Laurel St., Ventura,
CA 93001, 653-1984, artnsoulstudios@
sbcglobal.net.
Art Trek: 31240-B La Baya Drive,
Westlake Village, CA 91362, 818-865-1162,
arttrek@hotmail.com.
Arts Alliance of Ventura County:
2073 N. Oxnard Blvd., Suite 273, Oxnard,
CA 93030, 483-3838, Fax: 483-3834.
Arts & Business Council of Santa
Paula: 1323 Say Road, Santa Paula, CA
93060, 525-2824.
Artists Union Gallery: 330 S.
California St., Ventura, CA 93001, info@
venturaartistsunion.org, http://www.
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venturaartistsunion.org.
Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts:
P.O. Box 804, 8560 Ojai-Santa Paula Road,
Ojai, CA 93024, 646-3381, 646-0560,
janat@beatricewood.com, http://www.
beatricewood.com.
Buenaventura Art Association/
Gallery: 700 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura,
CA 93001, 648-1235, Fax: 648-1235, Ìnfo@
buenaventuragallery.org, http://www.
buenaventuragallery.org.
Café on A: Rudy F. Acuna Gallery
& Cultural Arts Center, 438 South A
St., Oxnard, CA 93030, 487-8170,
info@care2givenow.org, http://www.
cafeona.2givenow.org.
Camarillo Art Center: 3150
Ponderosa Drive, (mailing address) P.O.
Box 206, Camarillo, CA 93011-0206,
445-7061,camarilloartcenter@yahoo.com,
http://www.camarilloartcenter.org.
Carnegie Art Museum: 424 South
C St., Oxnard, CA 93030, 385-8179, Fax:
(805) 483-3654, info@carnegieam.org,
http://www.carnegieam.org.
Conejo Valley Art Museum: (mailing
address) P.O. Box 1616, Thousand Oaks,
CA 91358, 373-0054, dessornes@earthlink.
net, http://www.cvam.us.
Conejo Valley Painters Association:
2087 Ralley Court, Thousand Oaks, CA
91362, gvarts@pacbell.net.
Downtown Center for the Arts: 329
N. Fifth St. Oxnard, CA 93030, 486-6947,
downtowncenterarts@verizon.net, http://
www.downtowncenter.org.
Focus on the Masters: 505 Poli
St., Suite 405, Ventura, CA, mailing
address: PO Box 2619, Ventura, CA
93002, 653-2501, Fax: 653-2347, info@
focusonthemasters.com, http://www.
focusonthemasters.com.
Harbor Village Gallery: 1591
Spinnaker Drive, Suite 117C, Ventura,
CA, (mailing address) 700 E. Santa Clara
St., Ventura, CA 93001, 644-2750, info@
buenaventuragallery.org, http://www.
buenaventuragallery.org.
Kids’ Arts: 856 E. Thompson Ave.,
Ventura, CA 93001, 653-0817, LBOkun@
earthlink.net.
Kwan Fong Gallery of Art & Culture:
California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen
Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, 493-
3316, pearce@callutheran.edu, http://www.
callutheran.edu/kwan_fong.
McNish Art Gallery: Oxnard
College, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard, CA
93033-6699, 986-5800 ext. 1929, Fax:
986-5806, CMorla@vcccd.edu, http://
www.oxnardcollege.edu/programs/arts/
mcnishartgallery.asp.
Ojai Studio Artists: P.O. Box 1134,
Ojai, CA 93024, 646-8126, Fax: 646-9762,
info@ojaistudioartists.com, http://www.
ojaistudioartists.com.
People Sketchers: 818-879-6120, 497-
2883, sheila@fein-art.com.
Poinsettia Painters: Ventura County
Chapter of Society of Decorative Painters,
279-0041.
Santa Paula Society of the Arts: 963
E. Santa Barbara St., (mailing address) P.O.
Box 788, Santa Paula, CA 93061-0788,
525-1104.
Simi Valley Art Association: 526-
4599, am.artstudio@hotmail.com.
Simi Valley Senior Gallery: Senior
Citizens Center, 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi
Valley, CA 93065.
Studio Channel Islands Art Center:
2221 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA
93010, 383-1368, Fax: 482-9168, info@
studiochannelislands.org, http://www.
studiochannelislands.org.
Thousand Oaks Art Association:
P.O. Box 6522, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359,
Membership@thousandoaksartassoc.org,
http://www.thousandoaksartassoc.org.
Thousand Oaks Community Gallery:
2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA,
(Mailing address) c/o City of Thousand
Oaks, Cultural & Community Services
Department, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, 498-4390,
http://www.toaks.org/cap/theatres/galleries/
thousand.asp.
Thousand Oaks Plein Air
Watercolorists: P.O. Box 7026, Thousand
Oaks, CA 91359, 494-1700, watercolorists@
netzero.net.
Ventura College Galleries: Gallery 2,
New Media Gallery, 4667 Telegraph Road,
Ventura, CA 93003, 654-8974.
Ventura County Potters Guild: 818-
889-1856, aokceramics@sbcglobal.net,
vcpottersguild@yahoo.com, http://www.
vcpottersguild.com.
Westlake Village Art Guild: P.O.
Box 4573, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359,
craigmorton@sbcglobal.net, http://www.
wvartguild.org.
LITERARY
Arcade Poetry Project: P.O. Box 954,
Ventura, CA 93002, 483-1905.
California Poets in the Schools,
Ventura County Chapter: P.O. Box 2081,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91359, 517-1807, info@
cpits.org.
California Literary Arts Society: P.O.
Box 872, Ventura, CA 93002, 643-3385,
mary@literaryarts-ca.org, http://www.
literaryarts-ca.org.
Ojai Playwrights Conference: P.O.
Box 1288, Ojai, CA 93024, 640-0400, info@
ojaiplays.org, http://www.ojaiplays.org.
Secondhand Store Productions:
1691 Tiburon Court, Thousand Oaks, CA
91362, 496-6648, McGee4468@aol.com.
SPAWN: 323 E. Matilija St. Suite 110,
PMB 123, Ojai, CA 93023-2769, 643-2403,
mary@spawn.org, http://www.spawn.org.
Ventura County Poetry Festival: P.O.
Box 559, Ventura, CA 93002, 672-1756,
Ptagga@aol.com.
Ventura County Writers Club:
3595 Raincloud Court, Thousand
Oaks, CA 91362, 818-991-0783, info@
venturacountywriters.com, http://www.
venturacountywriters.com.
FESTIVALS
Aloha Beach Festival: 519 San
Clemente St., Ventura, CA 93001, 200-
8674, aloha@alohabeachfestival.com.
Art Walk: P.O. Box 1616, Thousand
Oaks, CA 91358-0816, http://www.cvam.us.
California Music Fest: info@
camusicfest.com, http://www.camusicfest.
com.
Camarillo Art & Jazz Festival: c/o
Camarillo Chamber of Commerce, 2400 E.
Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010, 607-
9495, patty@pattybrown.net, http://www.
camarilloartandjazz.com.
Camarillo Celtic Fair: 236-7422,
camarilloceltic@verizon.net, http://www.
camarilloceltic2009.com.
Camarillo Hospice Country
Music Festival: 389-6870, info@
camarillohospice.org.
City of Ventura: ArtWalks and street
fairs, P.O. Box 99, Ventura, CA 93002-0099,
http://www.ci.ventura.ca.us.
De Colores Festival: P.O. Box 135,
Santa Paula, CA 93061, 525-8961, http://
www.DeColoresArtShow.com.
Fandango: P.O. Box 135, Santa
Paula, CA 93061, 525-8961, http://www.
DeColoresArtShow.com.
Fiesta Filipinas: 236-1309,
fiestafilipinas@gmail.com.
Fiestas Patrias: 407-4164,
comiteculturalmexicano@verizon.net
Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft
Show: (location) Seaside Park, 10 W.
Harbor Road, Ventura, CA, (contact) 2181
Greenwich St., San Francisco, CA 94123,
415-447-3215, harvest@weshows.com,
http://www.harvestfestival.com.
Mariachi Festival: 278-3188.
Moorpark Arts Festival: 799
Moorpark Ave., Moorpark, CA 93021,
prothschild@ci.moorpark.ca.us, http://www.
moorparkartsfestival.com.
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival: Ventura
County Chinese American Association, P.O.
Box 806, Camarillo, CA 93011, 981-7747,
info@vccaa.org, http://www.vccaa.org.
Obon Festival: 250 South H St.,
Oxnard, CA 93030, 483-5948, info@
oxnardbuddhisttemple.com.
Ojai Valley Lavender Festival:
P.O. Box 1643, Ojai, CA 93024,
ojaivalleylavenderfestival@gmail.com,
http://www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org.
Ojai Storytelling Festival: Brian
Bemel, 201 Park Road, Ojai, CA 93023,
646-8907, Fax: 640-8184, bbemel@
sbcglobal.net, http://www.ojaistoryfest.org.
Oxnard Multicultural Festival:
300 W. Third St., Fourth Floor, Oxnard,
CA 93030, 385-7434, Fax: 385-7422,
multicultural@ci.oxnard.ca.us, http://www.
ci.oxnard.ca.us.
Oxnard Oktoberfest: c/o The Oxnard
Historic Farm Park Foundation, 961 N. Rice
Ave. Suite A, Oxnard, CA 93030, 988-8810,
info@oxnardfarmpark.org, http://www.
oxnardfarmpark.org.
Oxnard Salsa Festival: P.O. Box
1892, Oxnard, CA 93032, 247-0197, info@
oxnardsalsafestival.com, http://www.
oxnardsalsafestival.com.
Oxnard Tamale Festival: 483-1750,
eps00713@aol.com, Rebozo Festival, 650-
3636, http://www.rebozofestival.com.
Scandinavian Festival: Scandinavian
Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand
Oaks, CA 91360, 216-3373, ScanCenter@
callutheran.edu.
Simi Valley Blues Festival: 675-8668,
michaeljohn1@roadrunner.com.
Thousand Oaks Arts Festival:
c/o City of Thousand Oaks, Cultural &
Community Services Department, 2100 E.
Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA
91362, 449-2660 ext. 258, jcovell@mx.tol.
lib.ca.us, http://www.toartsfestival.com.
Tropical Daze Summer Music
Festival: P.O. Box 848, Newbury Park, CA
91319-0848, 499-3412, info@tropicaldaze.
org, http://www.tropicaldaze.org.
Ventura Art Festival: c/o Ventura
Chamber of Commerce, 801 S. Victoria
Ave, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93003,676-
7500.
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Entertainment venues for Ventura
County and adjacent communities in Los
Angeles County range from large venues
such as the Fred Kavli Center for the
Performing Arts in Thousand Oaks and the
Oxnard Performing Arts Center to smaller,
more intimate sites including Theater 150
in Ojai. They showcase everything from
professional entertainers who play all
over the world to local community theater
groups and county bands and orchestras.
Some of their activities are listed on the
Web at http://http://www.barkerductions.
com. Venues include:
Agoura Hills
Canyon Club: 28912 Roadside Drive,
818-879-5016, http://www.canyonclub.net.
Camarillo
Camarillo Community Theatre:
330 Skyway Drive, 388-5716, http://www.
camarillotheater.org.
Moorpark
Moorpark College Performing
Arts Center: Moorpark College, 7075
Campus Road, 378-1485, http://www.
moorparkcollege.edu/current_students/
performing_arts.
High Street Arts Center: 45
E. High St. 529-8700, http://www.
highstreetartscenter.com.
Ojai
Libbey Bowl: Libbey Park, East Ojai
Avenue and North Signal Street, 646-5581,
http://www.ci.ojai.ca.us.
Ojai Art Center Theater: 113 S.
Montgomery St., 646-0117, http://www.
ojaiact.org.
Theater 150: 316 E. Matilija St., 646-
4300, http://www.theater150.org.
Zalk Theater: Besant Hill School, 8585
Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai, 646-4343.
Oxnard
Petit Playhouse/ Elite Theatre
Company: Heritage Square, 730 South B
St., 483-5118, http://www.elitetheatre.org.
Oxnard Performing Arts &
Convention Center: 800 Hobson Way,
486-2424, http://www.oxnardpacc.com.
Santa Paula
Santa Paula Theater Center: 125
S. Seventh St., 525-4645, http://www.
santapaulatheatercenter.org.
Simi Valley
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center:
3050 Los Angeles Ave., 583-7900 (box
office) or 583-7905 (administration), http://
www.simi-arts.org.
Thousand Oaks
Cabrillo Music Theatre: 3625 E.
Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 156, 497-8613,
http://www.cabrillomusictheatre.com.
Civic Arts Plaza: 2100 E. Thousand
Oaks Blvd., 4492700 (administration)
449-2787 (tickets), http://www.toaks.
org/cap, Ìncludes: Fred Kavli Theatre for
the Performing Arts, Janet and Ray Scherr
Forum Theatre.
Conejo Players Theatre: 351 S.
Moorpark Road, 495-3715, http://www.
conejoplayers.org.
Hillcrest Center for the Arts: 403
W. Hillcrest Drive, 381-2747, http://www.
hillcrestarts.com.
Preus-Brandt Forum: California
Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road,
493-3415.
Ventura
Ventura Improv Company: 34
N. Palm St., 643-5701, http://www.
venturaimprov.com.
Majestic Ventura Theatre: 26 S.
Chestnut St., 653-0721, http://www.
venturatheater.net.
Rubicon Theatre: 1006 E. Main St.,
667-2912 (adminstration) 667-2900 (box
office), http://www.rubicontheatre.org.
Ventura College Theater: Loma Vista
Road near Ashwood Avenue, 654-6400,
ext. 323, http://academic.venturacollege.
edu/apaudler.
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Jeffrey Zia, of Oak Park, rehearses Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto Third
movement with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic.
PERFORMING ARTS
Ventura County Greek Festival: 400
Skyway Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010, 482-
1273, 388-4978, bill@stainlesstube.com,
http://www.vcgreekfestival.org.
Ventura Hillsides Music Festival:
Ventura Hillsides Conservancy, 3451
Foothill Road, Suite 201, (mailing address)
P.O. Box 1284, Ventura, CA 93002, 415-
8955, Bartosh@avenuecable.com.
Vino Jazz Festival: 583-7900,
artscenter@simivalley.org, Fax: 650-1414,
serena@ventura-chamber.org, http://www.
VenturaChamber.com.
UNCLASSIFIED
Camarillo Quilters Association:
MichelleCekov@aol.com, http://www.
camarilloquilters.org.
Conejo Gem & Mineral Club: P.O.
Box 723, Newbury Park, CA 91319-0723,
cgamc@cgamc.org, http://www.cgamc.org.
Conejo Valley Quilters: 1772 Avenida
de Los Arboles J207, Thousand Oaks, CA
91362, 375-1327, Mary@mcadara.com,
http://www.ConejoValleyQuilters.com.
Conejo Valley Woodworkers Asso-
ciation: 707-2772, http://www.cvwa.org.
Preserve Bottle Village: P.O. Box
1412, Simi Valley, CA 93062, Fax: 583-
1627, Josocal@att.net.
San Buenaventura Conservancy:
P.O. Box 23263, Ventura, CA 93002, 800-
701-7237, http://www.sbconservancy.org.
Simi Valley Quilt Guild: http://www.
simivalleyquiltguild.org.
Ventura Gem & Mineral Society,
Inc.: P.O. Box 1573, Ventura, CA 93002,
659-3577, jal@vcgm.org, http://www.vgms.
org.
Ventura County Handweavers &
Spinners Guild: P.O. Box 354, Ventura,
CA 93002, 527-1915, 493-0893, http://
www.venturaweaveandspin.homestead.
com.
MISCELLANEOUS VISUAL
VITA Art Center: Bell Arts Factory, 432
N. Ventura Ave. Studio 30, Ventura, CA
93001, 644-9214, maryperez@sbcglobal.
net, http://www.vitaartcenter.com.
Pastel Society of the Gold Coast:
Pamela Solakian, 383-0416, Wendy
Noda, Anita McDermott, http://www.
pastelsocietyofthegoldcoast.org.
Sylvia White Gallery: 1783 E. Main St.,
Ventura, CA 9300, 643-8300, http://www.
sylviawhite.com.
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The Ventura County Library system
serves all of the county except Moorpark,
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks and Santa Paula.
The following is a list of libraries in the
county and their hours and locations.
Ventura County Library
Website for the Ventura County Library
system: http://www.vencolibrary.org.
Avenue Library (Ventura): 606
N. Ventura Ave., Ventura CA 93001,
643-6393. Monday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-6
p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 2-6 p.m.;
Wednesday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10
a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Friday and Sunday.
http://www.vencolibrary.org/locations/
avenue.
Camarillo Library: 4101 Las Posas
Road, Camarillo CA 93010, 388-5222.
Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.;
Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. http://www.
vencolibrary.org/locations/camarillo.
Fillmore Library: 502 Second St.,
Fillmore CA 93015, 524-3355. Monday
and Tuesday, 2-7 p.m.; Wednesday, 10
a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, noon-
5 p.m. Closed Sunday. http://www.
vencolibrary.org/locations/fllmore.
E.P. Foster Library (Ventura): 651
E. Main St., Ventura CA 93001, 648-2716.
Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday
and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed
Sunday. http://www.vencolibrary.org/
locations/epfoster.
Museum of Ventura County
Research Library: 100 E. Main St.,
Ventura CA 93001, 653-0323. Tuesday-
Friday, 11a.m.-5p.m. http://www.
venturamuseum.org.
Meiners Oaks Library: 114 N.
Padre Juan, Ojai CA 93023, 646-4804.
Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and
2-6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 1-6
p.m. Closed Friday-Sunday. http://www.
vencolibrary.org/locations/meiners.
Oak Park Library: 899 N. Kanan
Road, Oak Park CA 91377, 818-889-
2239. Monday and Tuesday, 2-8 p.m.;
Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-6
p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sunday. http://www.vencolibrary.
org/locations/oakpark.
Oak View Library: 555 Mahoney Ave.,
Oak View CA 93022, 649-1523. Monday-
Thursday, 1-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2
p.m.; Closed Friday and Sunday. http://
www.vencolibrary.org/locations/oakview.
Ojai Library: 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai CA
93023, 646-1639. Monday-Thursday, 10
a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
http://www.vencolibrary.org/locations/ojai.
Piru Library: 3811 Center St., Piru CA
93040, 521-1753. Monday-Wednesday,
3-7 p.m.; Thursday, 1-5 p.m.; Friday, 3-7
p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed
Sunday. http://www.vencolibrary.org/
locations/piru.
Ray D. Prueter Library: 510 Park
Ave., Port Hueneme CA 93041, 486-5460.
Monday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday and
Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday-
Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Closed Sunday.
http://www.vencolibrary.org/locations/
prueter.
Saticoy Library: 11426 Violeta St.,
Ventura CA 93004, 647-5736. Monday-
Thursday, 1-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2
p.m. Closed Friday and Sunday. http://
www.vencolibrary.org/locations/saticoy.
Simi Valley Library: 2969 Tapo
Canyon Road, Simi Valley CA 93063, 526-
1735. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.;
Friday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday,
10 a.m.-5 p.m. http://www.vencolibrary.
org/locations/simi.
Albert H. Soliz Library: 2820
Jourdan St., Oxnard CA 93036, 485-4515.
Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 2-6 p.m.;
Wednesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.;
Thursday, 2-7 p.m. Closed Saturday and
Sunday. http://www.vencolibrary.org/
locations/soliz.
Moorpark
Moorpark Library: 699 Moorpark
Ave., Moorpark CA 93021, 517-6370.
Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-8
p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5
p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. http://www.
moorparklibrary.org.
Oxnard
Main Library: 251 South A St., Oxnard
CA 93030, 385-7507. Monday-Thursday,
9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.;
Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Closed Friday. Website
for the Oxnard Library system: http://www.
oxnard.org.
Colonia Library: 1500 Camino Del
Sol, Suite 26, Oxnard CA 93030, 385-
8108. Monday through Thursday, noon-6
p.m.; closed Friday through Sunday.
South Oxnard Library: 4300 Saviers
Road, Oxnard CA 93033, 385-8129.
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.;
Saturday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Closed Friday
and Sunday.
Santa Paula
Blanchard Community Library:
119 N. Eighth St., Santa Paula CA
93060, 525-3615. Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday, noon-8 p.m.; Wednesday 10
a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Closed: Friday and Sunday. http://www.
rain.org/~stapaula.
Thousand Oaks
Website for the Thousand Oaks Library
system: http://www.toaks.org/library.
Grant R. Brimhall Library: 1401 E.
Janss Road, Thousand Oaks CA 91362,
449-2660. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9
p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10
a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Newbury Park Branch: 2331
Borchard Road, Newbury Park CA 91320,
498-2139. Monday-Wednesday, noon-9
p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.;
Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sunday.
Agoura Hills
Agoura Hills Library: 29901 Ladyface
Court, Agoura Hills CA 91301, 818-889-
2278. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8
p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday and
Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sunday
and Monday. http://www.colapublib.org/
libs/agourahills.
Calabasas
Calabasas Library: 200 Civic Center
Way, Calabasas CA 91302, 818-225-7616.
Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Friday
and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sunday,
noon-5 p.m. Closed Monday. http://www.
cityofcalabasas.com/library.html.
Westlake Village
Westlake Village Library: 31220 Oak
Crest Drive, Westlake Village CA 91361,
818-865-9230. Tuesday and Wednesday,
10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 11
a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.;
Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Closed Monday. http://
www.colapublib.org/libs/westlake.
LIBRARIES
Chuck Kirman / star staff
Melinda Wiseman shows a book to her baby girl Elle at the Camarillo Library,
which is located at 4101 Las Posas Road. The library is open Monday to
Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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This list of Ventura County
parks includes those that allow
overnight camping, those that
can be reserved for large groups
or those that have special
facilities. Fees for group events
vary, depending on the facilities
used and the number of people
involved. Some campsites have
full hookups. Some allow pets.
Camarillo Grove: 6968 E.
Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo
(Highway 101 at the foot of the
Conejo Grade). This park has fve
areas that can be rented for groups
and events ranging from 50 to 350
people. The park features areas
for children’s play, grass volleyball,
family and group barbecues and
has dog park. 482-1996. http://
www.pvrpd.org/parks.htm.
Camp Comfort: 11969 N.
Creek Road, Ojai (take Highway
33 to Creek Road). San Antonio
Creek fows through the park,
which features shade trees, family
and group barbecue and camping
areas, fre pits and a clubhouse for
indoor parties. Indoor showers and
laundry facilities are available for
campers. Reservations require two
weeks’ advance notice. 654-3951.
http://www.countyofventura.org.
College Park: 3250 S. Rose
Ave., Oxnard. The park features
three acres of grass surrounded by
eucalyptus trees; family barbecue
areas; large group picnic area
for parties, company barbecues
and family reunions. There is a
designated dog park area. 385-
7995. http://www.ci.oxnard.ca.us.
Dennison Park: 7250 Santa
Paula-Ojai Road, Ojai. Serene
and quiet year-round. With an
outstanding view of the Ojai
Valley, the park offers shade trees,
family and group barbecue areas,
secluded individual campsites
and fre pits. The park is suited to
family reunions, church retreats
and camping groups. 654-3951.
http://www.countyofventura.org.
Foster Park: 438 Casitas Vista
Road, Ventura. The Ventura River
fows through the park, which
is the trail head for the popular
Ojai Valley Trail and is ideal
for fshing, hiking and relaxing.
Foster Park has family and group
barbecue areas, campsites, fre
pits and a small amphitheater.
Dogs are not allowed in the day
use section. Campgrounds are
closed November through March.
Reservations require two weeks’
advance notice. 654-3951. www.
countyofventura.org.
Kenney Grove: 823 N. Oak
Ave., Fillmore. The park is small
and quiet, with an acre of grass
and lots of shade trees. There are
family and group barbecue areas,
secluded campsites, fre pits, a
small stage and a recreation and
concession stand. 524-0750.
http://www.countyofventura.org.
Oak Park: 901 Quimisa
Drive, Simi Valley. A developed
campground with fre pits, water
and electrical hookups, Oak
Park also has family and group
barbecue areas and a clubhouse
for large indoor parties and
events. 654-3951. http://www.
countyofventura.org.
Oakbrook Regional Park:
3290 Lang Ranch Parkway,
Thousand Oaks. This park
features the Chumash Indian
Interpretive Center. There are
programs, group tent camping
and tours by reservation. There
are more than four miles of hiking
trails. 492-8076. http://www.
chumashindianmuseum.com.
Soule Park: 1301 Soule
Park Drive, Ojai. This is the most
frequently used county park. It
features acres of grass with shade
trees, a tennis court, equestrian
arena, softball feld and children’s
playgrounds. 654-3951. http://
www.countyofventura.org.
Steckel Park: 8080 Mistletoe
Road, Santa Paula. Santa Paula
Creek fows through the park,
which also offers shade trees, an
aviary, fshing and hiking spots,
family and group barbecue areas,
family and group camping, fre pits
and a large youth campground
next to the creek. Reservations are
taken three weeks to six months
in advance: 654-3951. http://www.
countyofventura.org.
Tapo Canyon Park: 4651
Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley.
The park offers a picnic area,
playground, equestrian arena and
large undeveloped youth group
camping area. Reservations
require two weeks’ advance
notice. 654-3951. http://www.
countyofventura.org.
Faria Beach: 4350 W. Pacifc
Coast Highway, Ventura. Surf
fshing and oceanside camping
for families and groups are
available. Fire pits, a concession
stand and hot showers round out
the amenities here. First-come,
frst-served camping. http://www.
countyofventura.org.
Hobson County Park: 5210
W. Pacifc Coast Highway, Ventura.
This beach campground is well-
suited for families and groups.
Features include tide pools,
surfng and surf fshing. Amenities
include fre pits, hot showers and
a concession stand. First-come,
frst-served; no reservations taken.
http://www.countyofventura.org.
Rincon Park: Located on
Pacifc Coast Highway, between
Faria and Hobson. This popular
camping area is for self-contained
recreational vehicles only. No
reservations are taken for this
popular park. Spots are frst-
come, frst-served. http://www.
countyofventura.org.
Channel Islands National
Park: Located off the coast
between the cities of Ventura
and Oxnard, this park comprises
fve of the eight islands in the
Santa Barbara Channel: San
Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz,
Anacapa and Santa Barbara. The
islands are home to a variety of
species ranging from microscopic
plankton to the endangered blue
whale. More than 145 plants and
animals found on the islands can
not be found anywhere else. A
visitors’ center at Ventura Harbor
offers interpretive programs,
flms, telescopes for viewing and
numerous exhibits about the park.
Hiking and bike trails, a lighthouse
exhibit and primitive campgrounds
are available on the islands. 658-
5730. http://www.nps.gov/chis.
Santa Monica Mountains
National Recreation Area:
Maintained through a cooperative
effort of federal, state and local
park agencies, it spans portions
of Ventura and Los Angeles
counties. The Ventura County
portion extends inland south of
Simi Valley, Agoura and Thousand
Oaks to the edge of Mugu Lagoon
at the Pacifc Ocean. Activities
include hiking, horseback riding,
swimming and surfng. 370-2301.
http://www.nps.gov/SAMO.
Los Padres National Forest:
Covers most of northern Ventura
County and portions of fve other
counties, stretching across 220
miles and totaling about 1.7 million
acres. The area offers hiking trails
and notable peaks, including
7,510-foot Pine Mountain above
Ojai and Mount Pinos, at 8,831
feet, the highest point in Ventura
County. Contacts: Ojai Ranger
District 646-4348 or Mount Pinos
Ranger District 661-245-3731.
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/lospadres.
Emma Wood State Beach:
Located north of Ventura on
Highway 101, on a strip of land
between the ocean and the
railroad tracks. Overnight camping
available near the beach. 968-
1033. http://www.parks.ca.gov.
McGrath State Beach:
Sits on the western limits of
Oxnard and has two miles of
ocean frontage and developed
campsites. An estuary in the
southern portion of the park
attracts a variety of birds. Surfng,
picnicking and fshing are
permitted. 968-1033. http://www.
parks.ca.gov.
Point Mugu State Park: 900
W. Pacifc Coast Highway. Runs
along Pacifc Coast Highway four
miles south of Las Posas Road in
Ventura County. From its fve miles
of ocean shoreline to its rugged
hills and canyons, the 15,000-
acre park abounds in wildlife and
natural beauty. The beaches are
popular for swimming, fshing and
body surfng. The park has dozens
of primitive campsites as well as
several dozen developed sites with
showers and fush toilets. 818-880-
0363. http://www.parks.ca.gov.
San Buenaventura State
Beach: Adjacent to Highway
101 in Ventura. The park has two
miles of sandy beaches, plenty of
parking, picnic sites and a 1,620-
foot-long pier. Surfng and fshing
are available, and lifeguards are
often on duty. 968-1033. http://
www.parks.ca.gov.
Juan Carlo / Star staff
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on a boogie board in the Ventura River along Maricopa
Highway in Los Padres National Forest.
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Top biking trails
For trail maps and complete details on
these hikes and many more, go to http://
www.venturacountystar.com/news/sports/
outdoors/mountainbikes.
1. Big Sycamore-to-the-Sea: An
8-mile ride from Rancho Sierra Vista
in Newbury Park to the ocean via Point
Mugu State Park. It’s a relatively easy
hike or mountain bike ride. One tip: Have
a vehicle ready to drive you back to
Newbury Park from the ocean.
2. Ojai Valley Trail: An easy, 18-mile
round-trip from the beach in Ventura to
Libbey Park in Ojai, along Highway 33.
A post-and-rail wood fence separates
the wood-chip bridle path for horseback
riders from the paved bike and pedestrian
portion of the trail.
3. Ventura Coastal Bikeway: An
easy, nearly level, 25-mile round-trip
along the ocean from San Buenaventura
State Beach in Ventura to Hobson County
Beach near Seacliff.
Top hiking trails
1. Punch Bowl: This 6.5-mile hike
up Santa Paula Canyon trail in Los
Padres National Forest is one of the most
popular in the county, but it has changed
in recent years.
The 2005 foods wiped out most of the
trails there so what is left is a meandering
trail that is not well marked. If you ever
fnd yourself getting lost, just follow Santa
Paula Creek downstream and it will take
you back to Highway 150. The rewards
can be worth it, though — a 360-degree
view of the Punch Bowl, a picturesque
waterfall, deep swimming hole and
forested canyon trail. The hike starts at
the entrance to Thomas Aquinas College
on Highway 150.
2. Backbone Trail: From beautiful
ocean views to shady, tree-covered trails,
the Backbone Trail that winds through
the Santa Monica Mountains in Ventura
and Los Angeles counties offers the
best of Southern California hiking. The
fve separate hikes that make up this
challenging journey range from moderate
strolls to strenuous climbs.
3. Rocky Peak Park: A 4.6-mile hike
on the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park
District’s Hummingbird Trail features
dramatic rock outcroppings, sculpted
caves, sandstone boulders and great
views of the Simi Valley area. The 1,200-
foot elevation makes for some strenuous
uphill and moderate downhill sections.
The trailhead is off Kuehner Drive just
north of Highway 118.
OUTDOORS
Tennis is a popular sport in Ventura
County, and most communities have public
courts. Below is a listing of some of the
courts available in each community.
Camarillo: There are six lighted courts
at Mission Oaks Park, six courts at Pleasant
Valley Park, fve lighted courts at Valle Lindo
Park, three lighted courts at Pitts Ranch
Park and three lighted courts at Springville
Park. Phone: 482-5396. http://www.pvrpd.
org/parks.htm. Courts also are available at
Camarillo and Rio Mesa high schools.
Fillmore and Santa Paula: Courts are
available at the high schools, with four at
Fillmore High and six at Santa Paula High.
The city of Moorpark has eight
public tennis courts at Arroyo Vista Park.
http://www.ci.moorpark.ca.us. Phone:
517-6300. The Moorpark Tennis Club
operates at Arroyo Vista Park. http://www.
moorparktennisclub.com. Moorpark College
also has tennis courts. Phone: 378-1457.
Ojai: Libbey Park’s public courts, run by
the Ojai Valley Tennis Club, are the site of
the annual Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament.
http://www.ci.ojai.ca.us Phone: 646-5581.
Oxnard-Port Hueneme: Oxnard High
School has courts. The Oxnard Tennis
Center is open to the public but charges
$5 per person per day for non-members.
http:// www.oxnardtenniscenter.com/ Phone:
483-2600. Moranda Park in Port Hueneme
has eight lighted courts. The cost is $5 per
person per day. Phone: 986-3587. Oxnard
College also has tennis courts. Phone:
986-5800.
Simi Valley/Oak Park: The Rancho
Simi Recreation and Park District manages
courts in Simi Valley and Oak Park. There
are eight lighted courts at Rancho Simi
Park and six at Rancho Madera Park. The
district maintains two lighted courts at Mae
Boyar Park, two at Indian Springs Park and
six at Oak Park High. http://www.rsrpd.org.
Phone: 584-4400.
Thousand Oaks: The Conejo
Recreation and Park District maintains
four lighted courts at Borchard Community
Park, four at Thousand Oaks Community
Park, three at Triunfo Community Park, two
at North Ranch Playfeld, two at Rancho
Conejo Playfeld, one at Estella Park, two
at Dos Vientos Community Park and four
at Wildfower Playfeld. http://www.crpd.
org. Phone: 495-6471. Courts are also
available at California Lutheran University
and Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and
Westlake high schools.
TENNIS
Stephen Osman / Special to The Star
Justin Juarez of Oxnard uses a stick to scare off snakes as he hikes the trails
of Arroyo Verde park in Ventura. Juarez was hiking with his father, Robert,
and three siblings.
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Buenaventura Golf Course:
5882 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura,
CA 93003, 677-6772, http://www.
buenaventuragolf.com.
Camarillo Springs
Golf Club: 791 Camarillo
Springs Road, Camarillo, CA
93010, 484-1075, http://www.
camarillospringsgolf.com.
CBC Port Hueneme Golf
Club: 1000 23rd Ave., Port
Hueneme, CA 93043, 982-2620.
Elkins Ranch Golf Course:
1386 Chambersburg Road,
Fillmore, CA 93015, 524-1440,
http://www.elkinsranchgc.com.
Los Robles Greens: 299 S.
Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks,
CA 91361, 495-6421, http://www.
losroblesgreens.com.
Lost Canyons Golf Club:
3301 Lost Canyons Drive, Simi
Valley, CA 93063, 522-4653,
http://www.lostcanyons.com.
Moorpark Country Club:
11800 Championship Drive,
Moorpark, CA 93021, 532-2834,
http://www.moorparkgolf.com.
Mountain View Golf Club:
16799 S. Mountain Road, Santa
Paula, CA 93060, 525-1571.
Ojai Valley Inn and Spa:
905 Country Club Drive, Ojai, CA
646-5511, http://www.golfojai.
com.
Olivas Links Golf Course:
3750 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura,
CA 93001, 650-6937, http://www.
olivaslinks.com.
River Ridge Golf Club
(Victoria Lakes and Vineyard
courses): 2401 W. Vineyard
Ave., Oxnard, CA 93030, 983-
4653, http://www.riverridge-
golfclub.com.
Rustic Canyon Golf
Course: 15100 Happy Camp
Canyon Road, Moorpark, CA
93021, 530-0221, http://www.
rusticcanyongolfcourse.com.
Saticoy Regional Golf
Course: 1025 S. Wells Road,
Ventura, CA93004, 647-6678,
http://www.americangolf.com/
ca/ventura-saticoy-regional-golf-
course.
Simi Hills Golf Course:
5031 Alamo St., Simi Valley, CA
93063, 522-0803.
Soule Park Golf Course:
1033 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA
93023, 646-5633, http://www.
soulepark.com.
Sterling Hills Golf Course:
901 Sterling Hills Drive,
Camarillo, CA 93010, 987-3446,
http://www.sterlinghillsgolf.com.
Tierra Rejada Golf Course:
15187 Tierra Rejada Road,
Moorpark, CA 93021, 531-9300,
http://www.tierrarejadagolf.com.
Westlake Village Golf
Course: 4812 Lakeview Canyon
Road, Westlake Village, CA
91361, 818-889-0770.
9 holes
Lake Lindero Country Club:
5719 Lake Lindero Drive, Agoura
Hills, CA 91301, 818-889-1158,
http://www.linderocc.com.
Ozzie Osborn’s Par-Three
Course: 17081 S. Mountain
Lemon Road, Santa Paula, CA
93060, 933-9930.
Sinaloa Golf Course: 980
Madera Road, Simi Valley, CA
93065, 581-2662.
Practice facility
Barber Golf Center: 15186
Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark,
93021, 552-0111.
Rob Varela / Star staff
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Club, works with Randall Stomp of Moorpark on the practice range.
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Ventura County has many opportunities
for recreation, ranging from walking on
the beach to enjoying a concert in a park,
sailing to the Channel Islands or hiking in
Los Padres National Forest. Here is a list
of agencies that operate parks and offer
recreation programs or tours. This list
does not include city parks and recreation
departments, which can be reached
through main city hall numbers.
U.S. Forest Service Los
Padres National Forest District
headquarters: 6755 Hollister Ave. Suite
150, Goleta, CA 93117. Phone: 968-6640,
Newsline: 961-5770. Website: http://www.
fs.fed.us/r5/lospadres.
Ojai Ranger Station: 1190 E. Ojai
Ave., Ojai, CA 93023. Phone: 646-4348,
Fax: 646-0484.
National Park Service Channel
Islands National Park: 1901 Spinnaker
Drive, Ventura, CA 93001. Phone: 658-
5700, visitor center: 658-5730, Fax: 658-
5799. Website: http://www.nps.gov/chis
Channel Islands National Marine
Sanctuary Channel Islands Harbor:
3600 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard, CA 93035.
Phone: 382-6149, Fax :382-9791. Website:
http://channelislands.noaa.gov.
Santa Monica Mountains National
Recreation Area: 401 W. Hillcrest Drive,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Phone: 370-
2301, Fax: 370-1851. Website: http://www.
nps.gov/samo.
State Parks and Recreation
Department Channel Coast District
(Ventura and Santa Barbara
counties): 911 San Pedro St., Ventura,
CA 93001. Parks information: 585-1850.
Website: http://www.parks.ca.gov.
Carpinteria State Beach: 968-1033.
Emma Wood State Beach: 968-1033.
McGrath State Beach: 968-1033.
San Buenaventura State Beach:
968-1033.
Hungry Valley Off-Highway Vehicle
Recreation Area: 46001 Orwin Way,
Gorman, CA 93243. Phone: 661-248-7007,
Fax: 661-248-022. Website: http://ohv.
parks.ca.gov.
Local districts
Conejo Recreation and Park
District: 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand
Oaks, CA 91360. Phone: 495-6471, Fax:
497-3199. Website: http://www.crpd.org.
Moorpark Parks and Recreation
Commision: 799 Moorpark Ave.,
Moorpark CA 93021, Arroyo Vista
Recreation Center, 4550 Tierra Rejada
Road. Phone: 517-6300, Fax: 532-2551.
Website: http://www.ci.moorpark.ca.us.
Pleasant Valley Recreation and
Park District: 1605 E. Burnley St.,
Camarillo, CA 93010. Phone: 482-1996.
Website: http://www.pvrpd.org.
Rancho Simi Recreation and Park
District: 1692 Sycamore Drive, Simi
Valley, CA 93065. Phone: 584-4400, Fax:
584-4468. Website: http://www.rsrpd.org.
Ventura Harbor: 1603 Anchors
Way Drive, Ventura, CA 93001-4229.
Phone: 642-8538. Website: http://www.
venturaharbor.com.
Channel Islands Harbor: 3900
Pelican Way, Oxnard, CA 93035-4367.
Phone: 985-4852. Website: http://www.
channelislandsharbor.org.
Ventura County Parks Department:
800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura 93009-1030.
reservations: 654-3951, administration:
654-3700, ranger desk: 672-2071, http://
portal.countyofventura.org/portal/page/
portal/GSA/parks_department_-_Directory.
The Parks Department is responsible
for the management and operation of 19
regional and fve local parks. It is advised
by the following commissions: Casitas
Springs Local Recreation Advisory
Commission, meets monthly at the
Casitas Springs Community Center, 8437
Edison Drive, Ventura 93001; El Rio Local
Recreation Advisory Commission, meets
monthly at the Roger Jones Community
Center, 2864 Jourdan St., Oxnard 93030;
Oak View Local Recreation Advisory
Commission, meets monthly at the
Oak View Community Center, 18 Valley
Road, Oak View 93022; and Piru Local
Recreation Advisory Commission, meets
monthly at the Piru Community Center,
Warring Park, 802 Orchard St., Piru 93040.
Questions concerning the Parks
Department advisory commissions should
be referred to the office of the supervisorial
district in which they are located or to
e-mail at county.parks@ventura.org.
RECREATION AGENCIES
Top surfing areas
1. County Line, just north of Malibu and
south of Point Mugu, at the line separating
Ventura and Los Angeles counties. A big-
wave surfng area. Park on Pacifc Coast
Highway. Hike down embankment to access.
2. Silver Strand, a beach break in
Oxnard, is noted for its good-shaped waves
and ease of access. Former home of Tim
Curran, a top professional surfer.
3. Surfers Point also called C Street,
near Seaside Park, is a top longboard
surfng area. A long wave can get big on
swell directions from the north and the west.
There’s a small parking lot facing part of
the area; otherwise be prepared to pay for
parking at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
4. Emma Wood State Beach, one of
the northernmost surfng breaks in Ventura
County, is a favorite among all types of
surfers, from beginners to advanced. The
forgiving wave is good to learn on.
5. Rincon Point, about 20 minutes north
of Ventura, is known worldwide as one of
the best surfng spots on the California
coast. Nearly all major surfng champions
have tested their skills on theses waves.
6. Carpinteria, just north of the Ventura-
Santa Barbara county line, features long,
right-breaking waves that can get hollow.
Freshwater fishing
Lake Casitas: Near Ojai, off Highway
33. 649-2233 or marina, 649-2043. The
lake features some of the top bass fshing
in Southern California. Bass weighing 10
pounds or more are caught routinely. Trout
and catfsh are also available. http://www.
lakecasitas.info.
Lake Piru: Near Piru, off Highway 126.
521-1500. Bass, catfsh and trout available.
http://www.lake-piru.org.
Castaic Lake: A large lake adjacent to
Interstate 5 just outside eastern Ventura
County, in northwestern Los Angeles
County. 661-257-4050. It lake offers great
bass fshing. http://www.castaiclake.com.
Lake Cachuma: Located north of
Santa Barbara off Highway 154. Good trout
and bass fshing. 686-5054. http://www.
countyofsb.org/parks.
Saltwater fishing
Papa Hooks Landing, 3600 S. Harbor
Blvd., Suite 105, Oxnard. 382-6233.
Landing offers half-day, three-quarters-
day, all-day and overnight trips to the
Channel Islands and along the coast. Kids,
seniors and military discounts available.
Prices range from $55 to $175. http://www.
papahookslanding.com.
Channel Islands Sportfishing
Center, 4151 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard.
382-1612. Offers half-day, three-quarters-
day, full-day, overnights and two-day trips
to the Channel Islands and areas along
the coast. Costs range from $55 to $300
for open party boats. Private charters
are also available. Active military and
senior discounts are available. http://www.
channelislandssportfshing.com.
Hunting
The main public hunting is in Los
Padres National Forest. Call the Ojai
Forest Service Station at 646-4348 or the
state Department of Fish and Game at
916-445-3406 for more information, or visit
http://www.dfg.ca.gov.
SURFING, FISHING AND HUNTING
Rob Varela / Star staff
James Grigsby and daughter Vanora
fish at Lake Casitas in Ojai.
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CenIers of VenIura CounIy.
The following are local chambers of
commerce and economic development
associations:
Agoura-Oak Park-Conejo Valley-
Calabasas Chamber of Commerce:
30101 Agoura Court, Suite 207, Agoura
Hills, CA 91301, 818-889-3150, fax: 818-
889-3366, http://www.agourachamber.org,
info@agourachamber.org. Area: Agoura,
Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Las Virgenes,
Malibu, Oak Park, Westlake Village.
Camarillo Chamber of Commerce:
2400 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA
93010, 484-4383, fax: 484-1395, info@
camarillochamber.org, http://www.
camarillochamber.org. Area: Camarillo.
Fillmore Chamber of Commerce:
557 Ventura St., Fillmore 93015; mailing
address: P.O. Box 815, Fillmore, CA
93016, 524-0351, fax: 524-2551, info@
fllmorechamber.com, http://www.
fllmorechamber.com. Area: Fillmore, Piru,
Bardsdale.
Gold Coast Hispanic Business
Council: 701 E. Santa Clara St. Ventura,
CA 93001; 1301 E. Main St. Santa Paula,
CA 93060; 830-8017, http://www.gchcc.org,
Area: Ventura County.
Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of
Commerce: 600 Hampshire Road, Suite
200, Westlake Village, CA 91361, 370-0035,
fax: 370-1083, chamber@conejochamber.
org http://www.conejochamber.org Area:
Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Newbury
Park, Agoura Hills.
Moorpark Chamber of Commerce:
18 High St., Moorpark, CA 93021,
529-0322, fax: 529-5304, info@
moorparkchamber.com, http://www.
moorparkchamber.com. Area: Moorpark.
Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce:
201 S. Signal St., Ojai CA 93023;
mailing address: P.O. Box 1134, Ojai, CA
93024, 646-8126, fax: 646-9762, info@
ojaichamber.org, http://www.ojaichamber.
org. Area: Ojai Valley.
Oxnard Chamber of Commerce: 400
E. Esplanade Drive, Suite 302, Oxnard,
CA 93036, 983-6118, fax: 604-7331,
info@oxnardchamber.org, http://www.
oxnardchamber.org. Area: Oxnard.
Port Hueneme Chamber of
Commerce: 220 N. Market St., Port
Hueneme, CA 93041; 488-2023; fax: 488-
6993, http://www.huenemechamber.com.
Area: Port Hueneme.
Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce:
200 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, CA 93060,
mailing address: P.O. Box 1, Santa Paula,
CA 93061, 525-5561, fax: 525-8950, info@
santapaulachamber.com, http://www.santa
paulachamber.com. Area: Santa Paula.
Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce:
40 W. Cochran St., Suite 100, Simi Valley,
CA 93065, 526-3900, fax: 526-6234, info@
simichamber.org, http://www.simichamber.
org. Area: Simi Valley.
Ventura Chamber of Commerce:
801 S. Victoria Ave., Suite 200, Ventura,
CA 93003, 676-7500, fax: 650-1414,
info@ventura-chamber.org, http://www.
venturachamber.org. Area: Ventura.
Ventura County Economic
Development Association: 4219
Transport St., Ventura CA 93003, 676-1332,
fax: 388-1362, info@vceda.org, http://www.
vceda.org.
Economic Development
Collaborative Ventura County: 1601
Carmen Drive, Suite 215, Camarillo, CA
93010, 384-1800, fax: 384-1805, http://www.
edc-vc.com.
The EDC-VCs mission is to maintain a
healthy Ventura County economy through
collaboration, education and training as a
means to create and sustain quality jobs,
increase wealth and improve the area’s
standard of living and quality of life. SCORE
Ventura County: 400 E. Esplanade Drive,
Suite 301, Oxnard, CA 93036; mailing
address: P.O. Box 1452, Camarillo CA
93011; 204-6022, info@scoreventura.
org, http://scoreventura.org. SCORE is a
resource partner of the U.S. Small Business
Administration providing low-cost business
workshops and free business counseling
and long-term mentoring to entrepreneurs,
small businesses, and nonprofts.
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Martin Ivanouski serves lunch at
Cigale, in Oak Park. Owner/chef Denis
Rion is known for his restaurants
Nou-Nou and Matteo’s in Camarillo.
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From clothes to housewares to pet
supplies and offices supplies, Ventura
County offers a plethora of shopping
options.
The Oaks regional shopping center,
350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks,
Highway 101 at Lynn Road. http: www.
shoptheoaksmall.com. Phone: 495-2032.
From Abercrombie and Fitch to Williams
Sonoma, there are 120 retailers at the
Oaks Mall, including major retailers like
JC Penney, Macys, Nordstrom and a 14-
screen Muvico theater complex.
Janss Marketplace, 275 N. Moorpark
Road, corner of Moorpark Road and
Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. http://
www.janssmarketplace.net. Phone: 495-
4662. Stores include Marshall's, Panera
Bread, Old Navy, Tuesday Morning
and Toys R Us. Gold's Gym and Mann
Theatres are also there.
The Promenade at Westlake, 100
Promenade Way, corner of Thousand
Oaks Boulevard and Westlake
Boulevard, Thousand Oaks. http://www.
shoppromenade.com. Phone: 497-9861.
Anchor stores are Bristol Farms, Barnes &
Noble and Mann Theaters.
The Simi Valley Town Center, 1555
Simi Town Center Way, along the north
side of Highway 118, between First Street
and Erringer Road, Simi Valley. http://
www.simivalleytc.com. Phone: 581-1430.
Stores include Macys, Anthropologie,
Apple Store, Urban Outfitters and
Victoria's Secret.
The Civic Center Plaza, Tapo
Canyon Road and Alamo Street, Simi
Valley, is best known for the Regal Movie
Theater, which has 16 screens with
stadium seating. Stores include the Men's
Wearhouse and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Sycamore Village, Sycamore Drive
and Cochran Street, Simi Valley, http://
www.shopsycamorevillage.com. Phone:
526-5222. Stores include HomeGoods,
StampAddict, Staples and Vans.
Pacific View mall, 3301 E. Main St.,
Ventura. http://www.shoppacificview.com.
Phone: 642-5530. Stores include H&M,
Charlotte Russe, The Disney Store, JC
Penney, Kay Jewelers and Sears.
Camarillo Premium Outlets, 740
E. Ventura Blvd., Highway 101 between
Carmen Drive and Las Posas Road,
Camarillo, http://www.premiumoutlets.
com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=20. Phone: 445-
8520. Stores include Banana Republic
Factory Store, Barneys New York, Coach,
Cole Haan, Neiman Marcus Last Call, and
Saks Fifth Off.
Ventura Gateway, Telephone Road
and Highway 101. Stores include Kohl's,
Barnes & Noble, Michaels and Petsmart.
Shopping at the Rose, Highway 101
at Rose Avenue, Oxnard. http://www.
shoppingattherose.com. Stores include
Best Buy, Famsa, Sportsmart, Sam's
Club, and Wal-Mart.
The Esplanade, 195 W. Esplanade
Drive, Highway 101 at Vineyard Avenue
and Oxnard Boulevard, Oxnard. Phone:
485-1146. Anchor stores include Cost
Plus, Borders Books, Home Depot,
Nordstrom Rack and Staples.
The Centerpoint Mall, 2655
Saviers Road, Oxnard. http://www.
oxnardcentercompany.com. Phone: 487-
1142. Stores include Bank of America,
Lucky/Sav-On store, Rite Aid, and Wells
Fargo.
Moorpark Marketplace, on New Los
Angeles Avenue between Highway 23 and
Miller Parkway, Moorpark. Featured stores
include Famous Footwear, Kohl's, Target
and T.J. Maxx.
The Lakes, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks
Blvd., is just east of the Civic Arts Plaza
in Thousand Oaks. http://www.shoplakes.
com. Phone: 818-637-8924 . Restaurants
and stores include Tommy Bahama,
Brighton Collectibles, The Claim Jumper,
Nate and Al's, and P.F. Chang's.
The Main Street Ventura shopping
district is off Highway 101 at the California
Street exit. Unique shops and restaurants
include Cafe Fiore and the Watermark
Restaurant, American Apparel and Buffalo
Exchange.
SHOPPING CENTERS
Naval Base Ventura County: Port
Hueneme, Point Mugu and San Nicolas
Ìsland
Total assigned military: 6,539.
Civil service: 6,075.
Contractor employees: 975.
Total acreage: 19,475.
Major Tenant Commands:
Commander, Airborne Command Control
and Logistics Wing. Carrier Airborne Early
Warning Squadrons 112, 113, 116 and
117. 31st Seabee Readiness Group. Naval
Mobile Construction Battalions 3, 4, 5 and
40. 30th Naval Construction Regiment.
Underwater Construction Team Two. Fleet
Readiness Center Southwest. Naval Air
Warfare Center, Weapons Division. Navy
Operational Support Center, Point Mugu.
Naval Facilities Expeditionary Logistics
Center. Naval Satellite Operations
Center. Naval Test Wing Pacific. Naval
Construction Training Center. Naval Civil
Engineer Corps Officers School. Naval
Facilities Engineering Service Center.
Port Hueneme Division, Naval Surface
Warfare Center. Engineering Duty
Officers School. Naval Reserve Center,
Port Hueneme. Air Test and Evaluation
Squadron Three Zero.
Economic impact: The total economic
impact locally from Naval Base Ventura
County is $1.7 billion.
Military websites:
Naval Base Ventura County: https://
www.cnic.navy.mil/ventura/index.htm.
Facebook page for NBVC
Point Mugu, Port Hueneme, San
Nicolas Island: http://www.facebook.
com/pages/NBVC-Point-Mugu-
Port-Hueneme-San-Nicolas-Ìsland/
120998094593513?v=wall&ref=mf.
Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons
Division: http://www.navair.navy.mil/
nawcwd.
Commander, Airborne Command
Control and Logistics Wing: http://
cacclw.ahf.nmci.navy.mil.
Naval Construction Force (31st
Seabee Readiness Group/30th Naval
Construction Regiment): http://www.
seabee.navy.mil/index.cfm/1455.
Port Hueneme Division, Naval
Surface Warfare Center: http://www.
navsea.navy.mil/nswc/porthueneme.
Naval Facilities Engineering
Command (Naval Facilities
Expeditionary Logistics Center):
https://portal.navfac.navy.mil/nfelc.
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E D U C A T I O N | 4 9
Most school-age children in Ventura
County attend a public school operated
by one of 21 school districts. County
taxpayers support elementary, junior high
or middle, alternative and high schools.
The complete Ventura County Public
Schools Directory published by the Ventura
County Office of Education is posted on the
Ìnternet at http://schooldirectory.vcoe.org.
The directory includes a listing of public
schools.
The Ventura County schools
superintendent is an elected official who
works with the five-member county Board
of Education, which also is elected. The
office is at 5189 Verdugo Way, Camarillo,
and can be reached at 383-1900. Ìts
website is http://www.vcoe.org. The Office
of Education operates Juvenile Court and
community schools, as well as special-
education schools.
Websites are listed only for the districts,
although many schools also have Web
pages. For a list of area private schools,
as well as additional education-related
material, visit http://www.VCStar.com/
education.
Briggs School District
Superintendent: Deborah Cuevas.
District office: 12465 Foothill Road,
Santa Paula, CA 93060, 525-7540, http://
www.briggsesd.org.
Conejo Valley Unified School
District
Superintendent: Jeffrey Baarstad.
District office: 1400 E. Janss Road,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, 497-9511,
http://www.conejo.k12.ca.us.
Fillmore Unified School District
Superintendent: Jeff Sweeney.
District office: 627 Sespe Ave.,
Fillmore, CA 93015 (mailing address: P.O.
Box 697, Fillmore 93016), 524-6000, http://
www.fillmore.k12.ca.us.
Hueneme School District
Superintendent: Jerry Dannenberg.
District office: 205 N. Ventura Road,
Port Hueneme, CA 93041, 488-3588, http://
www.huensd.k12.ca.us.
Las Virgenes Unified School
District
Superintendent: Donald Zimring.
District office: 4111 Las Virgenes
Road, Calabasas, CA 91302, 818-880-
4000, http://corp.lvusd.org.
Mesa Union School District
Superintendent: John Puglisi.
District office: 3901 N. Mesa School
Road, Somis, CA 93066, 485-1411, http://
www.mesaschool.org.
Moorpark Unified School District
Superintendent: Ellen Smith.
District office: 5297 Maureen Lane,
Moorpark, CA 93021, 378-6300, http://
www.mrpk.org.
Mupu School District
Superintendent: Jeanine Gore.
District office: 4410 N. Ojai Road,
Santa Paula, CA 93060, 525-6111, http://
www.mupu.k12.ca.us.
Oak Park Unified School District
Superintendent: Anthony W. Knight.
District office: 5801 E. Conifer St.,
Oak Park, CA 91377, 818-735-3200, http://
www.oakparkusd.org.
Ocean View School District
Superintendent: Craig Helmstedter.
District office: 4200 Olds Road,
Oxnard, CA 93033, 488-4441, http://www.
oceanviewsd.org.
Ojai Unified School District
Superintendent: Henry Bangser.
District office: 414 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
(Mailing: P.O. Box 878, Ojai, CA 93024),
640-4300, http://www.ojai.k12.ca.us.
Oxnard School District
Superintendent: Julian Lopez (interim).
District office: 1051 South A St.,
Oxnard, CA 93030, 487-3918, http://www.
oxnardsd.org.
Oxnard Union High School District
Interim Superintendent: Bob Carter.
District office: 309 South K St.,
Oxnard, CA 93030, 385-2500, http://www.
ouhsd.k12.ca.us.
Pleasant Valley School District
Superintendent: Luis Villegas.
District office: 600 Temple Ave.,
Camarillo, CA 93010, 482-2763, http://
www.pvsd.k12.ca.us.
Rio School District
Superintendent: Sherianne Cotterell.
District office: 2500 E. Vineyard Ave.,
Oxnard, CA 93036, 485-3111, http://www.
rio.k12.ca.us.
Santa Clara Elementary School
District
Superintendent/principal: Kari
Skidmore.
District office: 20030 E. Telegraph
Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060, 525-4573,
http://www.scesd.k12.ca.us.
Santa Paula Elementary School
District
Superintendent: Winston A. Braham,
Joseph Condon (acting superintendent).
District office: 201 S. Steckel Drive,
Santa Paula, CA 93060, 933-8800, http://
www.spesd.org.
Santa Paula Union High School
District
Superintendent: David Gomez.
District office: 500 E. Santa Barbara
St., Santa Paula, CA 93060, 525-0988,
http://www.spuhsd.k12.ca.us.
Simi Valley Unified School District
Superintendent: Kathryn Scroggin.
District office: 875 E. Cochran St.,
Simi Valley, CA 93065, 306-4500, http://
www.simi.k12.ca.us.
Somis Union School District
Superintendent: Mary McKee.
District office: 5268 North St., Somis
(Mailing: P.O. Box 900, Somis, CA 93066),
386-8258, http://www.somis.k12.ca.us.
Ventura Unified School District
Superintendent: Trudy Tuttle Arriaga.
District office: 255 W. Stanley Ave.,
Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93001, 641-5000,
http://www.venturausd.org.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Ventura County
Community College
District
Chancellor: James Meznek.
District office: 255 W. Stanley Ave.,
Ventura, 652-5500, http://www.vcccd.edu.
District founded: 1962.
Total enrollment: 34,975.
Moorpark College: President: Pam
Eddinger. 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark,
378-1400, http://www.moorparkcollege.
edu. Founded: 1963. Enrollment: 15,379.
Oxnard College: President: Richard
Duran. 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard,
986-5800, http://www.oxnardcollege.edu.
Founded: 1975. Enrollment: 7,918.
Ventura College: President: Robin
Calote. 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura,
654-6400, http://www.venturacollege.edu.
Founded: 1925. Enrollment: 13,840 Note:
Some students take classes at more than
one campus, but each college counts them
individually.
Public four-year
institutions
California State University, Channel
Islands: President: Richard R. Rush.
1 University Drive, Camarillo, 437-8400,
http://www.csuci.edu. Founded: 2002.
Enrollment: 3,862.
UCSB Ventura Center: 3585 Maple
St., Suite 112, Ventura, 644-7261, http://
www.extension.ucsb.edu or http://www.
ocs.ucsb.edu.
Private four-year
institutions
California Lutheran University:
President: Chris Kimball. 60 W. Olsen
Road, Thousand Oaks, 492-2411, http://
www.callutheran.edu. Enrollment: 3,900.
Thomas Aquinas College: President:
Michael McLean. 10000 N. Ojai Road,
Santa Paula, 525-4417 or 800-634-
9797, http://www.thomasaquinas.edu.
Enrollment: 355.
University of La Verne, Ventura
County campus: 2001 Solar Drive,
Suite 250, Oxnard, 981-8030, http://www.
laverne.edu.
University of La Verne, Point Mugu
Regional Campus: 986-1783, http://www.
laverne.edu.
Ventura College of Law: 4475
Market St., Ventura, 658-0511, http://www.
collegesoflaw.org.
World University of America, Ojai:
107 N. Ventura St., Ojai, 646-1444, http://
www.worldu.edu.
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Camarillo
St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital:
2309 Antonio Ave. 389-5800. Owner:
Catholic Healthcare West. Managed
by: Catholic Healthcare West. Facility
type: not-for-profit. License category:
general acute care. Licensed beds: 180.
Emergency Medical Services category:
basic. Website: http://www.stjohnshealth.
org.
Ojai
Ojai Valley Community Hospital:
1306 Maricopa Highway. 646-1401. Owner:
Community Memorial Health System.
Managed by: Community Memorial Health
System. Facility type: not-for-profit. License
category: general acute care and skilled
nursing. Licensed beds: 103 . Emergency
Medical Services category: standby.
Website: http://www.cmhshealth.org/ovch/
ovch.html.
Oxnard
St. John’s Regional Medical Center:
1600 N. Rose Ave. 988-2500. Owner:
Catholic Healthcare West. Managed by:
Catholic Healthcare West. Facility type:
not-for-profit. License category: general
acute care. Licensed beds: 265. Emergency
Medical Services category: comprehensive.
Website: http://www.stjohnshealth.org.
Santa Paula
Santa Paula Hospital: 825 N. 10th
St. 933-8632. Owner: County of Ventura.
Managed by: County of Ventura. License
category: general acute care. Licensed
beds: 49. Emergency Medical Services
category: basic. Website: http://www.
vchca.org.
Simi Valley
Simi Valley Hospital & Health Care
Services: 2975 N. Sycamore Drive. 955-
6000. Owner: Adventist Health. Managed
by: Adventist Health. Facility type: not-for-
profit. License category: general acute
care. Licensed beds: 188. Emergency
Medical Services category: basic. Website:
http://www.simivalleyhospital.com.
Thousand Oaks
Los Robles Hospital & Medical
Center: 215 W. Janss Road. 497-2727.
Owner: HCA Ìnc. Managed by: HCA Ìnc.
Facility type: for-profit. License category:
general acute care. Licensed beds: 359.
Emergency Medical Services category:
Level ÌÌ trauma center. Website: http://www.
losrobleshospital.com.
Ventura
Community Memorial Hospital: 147
N. Brent St. 652-5011. Owner: Community
Memorial Health System. Managed by:
Community Memorial Health System.
Facility type: not-for-profit. License
category: general acute care. Licensed
beds: 242. Emergency Medical Services
category: basic. Website: http://www.
cmhshealth.org.
Ventura County Medical Center:
3291 Loma Vista Road. 652-6000. Owner:
County of Ventura. Managed by: County
of Ventura. Facility type: public. License
category: general acute care. Licensed
beds: 208. Emergency Medical Services
category: Level ÌÌ trauma center. Website:
http://www.vchca.org/mc.
Aurora Vista Del Mar Hospital: 801
Seneca St. 653-6434. Owner: Aurora
Behavioral Health Care. Managed by:
Aurora Behavioral Health Care. Facility
type: private for-profit. License category:
acute psychiatric. Licensed beds: 85.
Website: http://www.vistadelmarhospital.
com.
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Ìf Ventura County residents have a
problem of almost any kind, there's a group
somewhere to help solve it. The list ranges
from adoptions and foster care to youth
groups, with a wide variety of organizations
in between and programs such as Dating
Violence Prevention. Some charge full
prices for their services, others have
sliding fees and some services are free.
Ìt's always wise to ask before signing up for
long-term assistance.
The most comprehensive compilation
of such groups is the Blue Book, a
directory of health and human services,
published annually by 211 Ventura County
Ìnformation and Referral and administered
by Ìnterface Children Family Services.
You don't have to buy the pocket-size or
full-size version to get the information. 211
Ventura County makes the information
available by phone 24 hours a day. The
numbers are 211 or 800-339-9597, or for
deaf and hearing-impaired 211 or 919-1148.
211 Helpline is a partnership of Ìnterface,
United Way, First Five of Ventura County
and the Community Commission for
Ventura County. Ìt is a three-digit phone
number Ventura County residents can
use around the clock, 365 days a year, for
important social service details. 211 was
established Feb. 11, 2005, making Ventura
County the first county in California to offer
the 211 assistance. Some cell phone users
need to dial 800-339-9597. Of the county's
many such organizations, 48 are funded
by United Way of Ventura County, which
conducts an annual fundraising campaign
to provide support for everything from Boys
& Girls Clubs to teaching people to read
English. The website for 211 is http://
www.211Ventura.org. The site for Ìnterface,
which includes the Blue Book full text, is
http://www.icfs.org. The site for United
Way of Ventura County is http://www.
vcunitedway.org.
The county is also home to the Human
Services Center in Thousand Oaks at 80 E.
Hillcrest Drive, where the nonprofit group
Community Conscience offers free rent
to almost 24 social service agencies. The
center can be reached at 494-3543. Web
site: http://www.communityconscience.org.
Adoption/foster care
Adoption Program: 240-2700,
866-904-9362, http://www.vchsa.org. A
program of the Ventura County Human
Services Agency that offers services
to families wishing to adopt and birth
parentsconsidering relinquishing a child.
Family Connections Adoption: 477-
7400, http://www.fcadoptions.org. Private,
nonprofit Christian adoption agency that
provides services to people wishing to
adopt children.
Ventura County Foster Care
Program: 654-3456, http://www.vchsa.org
Provides services to individuals and families
hoping to become foster parents.
Aspira Foster and Family Services:
289-0120, 800-439-1905 http://www.
aspiranet.org. Private nonprofit provides
a range of family services including foster
care, adoption and family reunification
support.
Kids & Families Together: 643-1446,
http://www.kidsandfamilies.org. A nonprofit
organization that provides safe, supportive
help to keep family members emotionally
connected to one another and provides
counseling and support services for
children's health.
Holy Family Services Adoptive
and Foster Care: 374-6797, http://
www.hfs.org. Holy Family Services is
an accredited California state-licensed,
nondenominational, nonprofit adoption
and foster care agency providing services
to birth parents and prospective adoptive
parents, adult adoptees and those who wish
to become temporary, short-term foster
parents. The agency provide birth parent
counseling and conducts home studies for
prospective adoptive parents involved in
international and other state adoptions.
Koinonia Family Services: 485-
3884, http://www.kfh.org. Koinonia Family
Services is a public, nonprofit foster and
adoption agency, licensed in California
and Nevada. Koinonia provides support
and training to families who are interested
in foster care or adoption of children in
the foster care system. Programs include
therapeutic foster care, adoption, day
treatment and residential group homes for
chemically dependent adolescents.
HIV/AIDS
Ventura County Public Health
HIV/AIDS Center: 3147 Loma Vista Road,
Ventura CA 93003, 652-6694. http://www.
countyofventura.or.g The county provides
services and programs for persons living
with HÌV/AÌDS.
Alcohol and Drug Services
Alcoholics Anonymous: Ventura
County's Central Service Office, 321 N.
Aviador St., Suite 115, Camarillo CA 93010,
389-1444, http://www.aaventuracounty.
org. 24-hour telephone lines: 800-990-
7750; Simi Valley, 522-1300; Conejo Valley,
495-1111. Fellowship of people who share
their experiences to help others overcome
alcoholism.
Al-Anon Family Groups: (Al-Anon/
Alateen), 495-0270 or 656-7110, http://
www.alanonventura.org. A fellowship of
relatives and friends of alcoholics who
share experiences to solve their common
problems resulting from the family disease
of alcoholism. Alateen is a similar program
for teens and preteens.
Alcohol and Drug Programs,
functions of the county Behavioral
Health Department: 981-9577: Oxnard
center, 981-9200; Simi Valley center, 577-
0830; Ventura center, 652-6919, Fillmore
center, 524-8644, http://www.vchca.org/bh
Services United Alcohol and Drug
Counseling Center: Santa Paula,
525-9392; Oxnard, 604-4430;. Bilingual
education, prevention, intervention,
counseling treatment for alcohol and drug-
abuse clients.
Prototypes Women’s Center: 382-
6296, http://www.prototypes.org. Residential
facility for pregnant and parenting women
recovering from drug and alcohol abuse.
Sheriff’s Narcotic Analysis Program
(SNAP): 654-2370. Service for parents and
guardians of minor children. Controlled drug
or other substances may be taken to the
crime laboratory for a drug analysis, and
results are kept confidential.
Alzheimer’s
California Central Coast Chapter,
Alzheimer’s Association: 484-6028, 24-
hour helpline: 800-272-3900, http://www.alz.
org/cacentralcoast. Ìt offers programs that
provide ongoing support for individuals and
families affected by dementia.
Basic needs
American Red Cross of Ventura
County: main office in Camarillo, 987-1514;
Ojai Valley, 646-6044; Ventura, 339-2234;
Port Hueneme/Navy Base, 982-3074;
Thousand Oaks, 497-7044, http://www.
arcventura.org. Earthquake and disaster
preparedness, training and relief, first aid,
CPR, water safety, child-care providers,
HÌV/AÌDS education, job training and
emergency services for military personnel
and dependents.
Catholic Charities Community
Services of Ventura County: Ventura,
643-4694; Camarillo, 987-2083; Fillmore
for senior services, 794-5929; Santa Paula
for senior services, 794-5929; Moorpark,
529-0720; Oxnard, 486-2900; http://www.
catholiccharitiesla.org. Serving families
in poverty, the homeless, at-risk youths,
immigrants, frail elderly and those seeking
counseling.
Civilian Employee Assistance
Program (Naval Air Station, Point
Mugu): 989-8161. Broad-brush program
to help civilian employees with personal
problems.
Community Action of Ventura
County: 436-4000, http://www.ca-vc.org.
Assistance to low-income individuals and
families through various programs.
El Concilio del Condado de Ventura:
486-9777, http://www.elconcilio1.vpweb.
com. Youth violence, alcohol and drug
abuse prevention and intervention, youth
leadership and HÌV/AÌDS prevention
education. Helps in attaining citizenship.
Ventura County Rainbow Alliance,
Gay and Lesbian Community Center:
653-5711, http://www.lgbtventura.org.
Serves the needs of Ventura County's gay
men, lesbians, bisexual and transgender
residents.
Jewish Family Service: 641-6565,
http://www.jfsvc.org. Nondenominational
service offers counseling for individuals,
couples and families, parenting classes,
senior peer counseling and interest-free
short-term loans to people in need.
Lutheran Social Services: 497-6207,
http://www.lsssc.org. Emergency assistance
through food bank referrals, clothing,
bus and gasoline vouchers for medical
appointments, job interviews and help with
medical prescriptions.
Project Understanding: 652-1326,
http://www.projectunderstanding.org.
Rental assistance and eviction prevention,
transitional housing for families, emergency
food assistance, tutoring of children from
low-income families.
Salvation Army: Oxnard/Port
Hueneme: 483-9235; Simi Valley, 527-1070;
Ventura, 659-3598, 648-5032, http://www.
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salvationarmy-socal.org. Emergency aid,
food, clothing and assistance to those in
need and a transitional living center.
HELP of Ojai: 646-5122, http://www.
helpofojai.org. Combines community and
individual resources to those in need.
Programs include security patrol, adult day-
care center, transportation, retired senior
volunteers and emergency assistance.
Counseling
A Center for Creative Change:
499-8511, http://www.barbaradobrin.com.
A private, nonprofit counseling program
staffed by licensed therapists and interns
for individual, marriage, family and child
counseling.
City Impact: 983-3636, http://www.
cityimpact.com. Nonprofit organization in
Oxnard that works with at-risk youths and
their families, with counseling services,
early intervention programs, leadership
development and outreach activities.
Community First Counseling Center:
658-1830. Affordable individual, group,
family and couples counseling. A not-for-
profit counseling center aimed at serving
those who don't have insurance coverage for
counseling and are not receiving or eligible
for Medi-Cal or Healthy Families. Services.
Criminal justice
Court Appointed Special Advocates:
485-6114, Volunteers assist children who
are dependents of the Ventura County
Superior Court.
District Attorney: 654-2500, http://
www.ventura.org/vcda. Prosecutes
violations of criminal law, conducts criminal
investigations and enforces child support
laws.
Crime Victims Assistance Program:
654-3919. Expedites and humanizes the
contact a victim or witness has with the
criminal justice system. Offers help and
support to victims of crime.
Victims of Crime Resource Center:
800-842-8467, http://www.1800victims.org.
Helps persons who have been victims of
crimes know their rights and what to expect
in the court system.
Crisis intervention
Interface Children Family Services
of Ventura County/Child Abuse
Intervention and Prevention Services:
485-6114 or 800-636-6738, 211, http://www.
icfs.org. Provides a range of youth, mental
health and family strengthening services,
family violence intervention and training
and counseling services, and therapeutic
services to children who have been victims
of neglect, physical or sexual abuse.
Casa Pacifica: 445-7800, 24-hour
hotline 888-334-2777, http://www.
casapacifica.org. Helps abused, neglected
or at-risk children and their families.
Coalition to End Family Violence:
983-6014. Emergency shelter hotline: 656-
1111. 24-hour bilingual hotline: 800-300-
2181. Offers 24-hour crisis intervention,
emergency shelter, counseling, advocacy,
anger management, education and
parenting classes for victims of family
violence or sexual assault.
Ventura County Partnership for
Safe Families: 677-5403, http://www.
partnershipforsafefamilies.org. Works to
prevent family violence and child, elder and
dependent adult abuse.
Death, dying and
bereavement
Camarillo Hospice Inc.: 389-6870,
http://www.camarillohospice.org. Assistance
for the terminally ill and their families.
Hospice of the Conejo: 495-2145,
http://www.hospiceoftheconejo.org.
Provides home support for terminally
ill persons and their families and grief
counseling services.
Santa Clara Valley Hospice Home
Support Group, Santa Paula: 525-1333.
Medical, psychological and spiritual support
for those with terminal illnesses.
Livingston Memorial Visiting
Nurse Association & Hospice: Clinical
admissions: 642-1078 or 800-223-4862,
Ventura office: 642-0239; Thousand Oaks
office: 495-9655, http://www.livingstonvna.
org. Care that enhances the quality of life for
terminally ill patients and their families.
Caring Neighbors: 646-5122. http://
www.helpofojai.org. A program of HELP of
Ojai that offers counseling, and assistance
for patients and families with life-threatening
diagnosis.
Disability
The ARC of Ventura County: 650-
8611, http://www.arcvc.org. Provides
independent living programs, residential
care home services and transitional living
programs for developmentally disabled
adults as well as offering social, recreational
and vocational programs and employment
services.
Independent Living Resource
Center: TTY/TDD: 650-5993, http://www.
ilrc-trico.org/home.html. Assists persons
with disabilities.
Tri-Counties Regional Center:
Oxnard: 485-3177 or 800-664-3177;
Simi Valley: 522-8030 or 800-517-2524,
http://www.tri-counties.org. Diagnostic and
case management services for those with
substantial developmental disabilities.
Channel Islands Social Services,
Camarillo: 384-0983, http://www.
ÌslandSocialServices.org. Provides in-home
respite care for families with a member who
has a developmental disability.
Tri-County GLAD, a subsidiary of
the Greater Los Angeles Agency on
Deafness Inc.: 644-6322, TTY 644-6323
or 866-760-4682 http://www.tcglad.org.
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development and placement, advocacy and
peer counseling for the deaf and hard of
hearing.
United Cerebral Palsy Foundation:
818-782-2211, http://www.ucpla.org.
Operates homes for the severely disabled,
adult day and family support programs.
Autism Society of America, Ventura
County Chapter: 496-1632, http://www.
vcas.info. Provides assistance and referral
for families with members suffering from
autism.
Domestic violence
Batterer’s Intervention Program (a
program of Coalition to End Domestic
and Sexual Violence): 983-6014. Seeks
to defuse immediate domestic violence
crises and to impart coping skills.
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault
Hot Line Services: 24-hour bilingual
hotline: 983-6014 or 800-300-2181,
Emergency shelter hotline: 656-1111.
Provides crisis counseling for victims of
domestic violence or sexual assault.
Safe Haven: 485-6114. Safe nurturing
emergency residential shelter for women
and children escaping violent living
situations.
Safe Journey: 485-6114. Semi-
supervised and supported transitional
housing for victims of domestic violence,
with job readiness and financial planning
support.
Education & training
Laubach Literacy of Ventura County:
385-9584, http://www.laubachventura.
org. Teaches adults how to read, write and
speak English.
Center for Employment Training:
487-9821, http://www.cetweb.org. Nonprofit
organization provides education and skill
training.
Women’s Economic Ventures: 667-
8004, http://www.wevonline.org. Dedicated
to creating an equitable and just society
through the economic empowerment of
women.
Employee assistance and
managed care
Interface Children Family Services
of Ventura County: 485-6114, http://www.
icfs.org. Provides prevention, counseling,
shelter, treatment and education programs.
Employment
Department of Rehabilitation:
Oxnard-Ventura branch: 385-2400,
Thousand Oaks branch: 371-6279, http://
www.dor.ca.gov. Services to help physically,
emotionally or mentally handicapped
individuals return to work.
Employment Development
Department Job Service: 382-
8610, http://www.caljobs.ca.gov. Offers
employment services such as job referral
and counseling.
CalWORKs Business and
Employment Services: Ventura: 658-
4100, Oxnard: 385-9363, Simi Valley:
584-4842, Santa Paula: 933-8300,
Fillmore: 933-8300. Job and career
centers throughout Ventura County provide
employment services for job seekers.
Conejo Youth Employment Service:
496-6868. Job referral service to Conejo
Valley youths, including career counseling,
youth outreach, job development and
referrals.
Youth Employment Service:
Camarillo: 482-0775. Refers potential
employees to local businesses and
homeowners to promote the hiring of
youths.
Ventura County Job and Career
Center: 800-500-7705, http://www.
venturacountyjcc.org. Run by the Workforce
Ìnvestment Board. Promotes work force
development in the county by integrating
employment, training, education, business
services for job seekers, workers and
employers. The WÌB oversees six job and
career centers and two satellite offices.
Santa Clara Valley Satellite Office, Fillmore:
933-8300. Oxnard Job and Career Center:
385-9100. West Oxnard Job and Career
Center: 382-6552. Oxnard College Job
and Career Center: 986-7300. Santa Clara
Valley Job and Career Center, Santa Paula:
933-8300. East County Job and Career
Center, Simi Valley: 955-2282. East County
Satellite Office, Thousand Oaks: 374-9006.
Ventura Job and Career Center: 654-3435.
Moorpark College Career Services:
378-1536. Provides information on
jobs training, internships, careers and
CalWORKs.
Food
FOOD Share Inc.: 983-7100, http://
www.foodshare.com. Collects and
distributes food to ease hunger.
WIC Supplemental Nutrition
Program: 981-5251. A supplemental
nutrition program for low-income, pregnant
or breast-feeding women.
Manna, the Conejo Valley Food
Bank: 497-4959. http://www.mannaconejo.
org. Provides emergency food assistance
to those in need who can show proof of
residence in Conejo Valley.
Sonrise Food Pantry, Simi Valley:
581-1628. Provides free food for the needy
in the Simi Valley community every Monday.
Care and Share, Simi Valley: 522-
5676. Works directly with the Salvation
Army providing food and clothing to those
in need.
Candelaria American Indian Council:
650-8352. Offers emergency food program
to members of federally recognized tribes.
Community Action of Ventura
County: 436-4000, http://www.ca-vc.org.
Weekly food distribution at its Oxnard
location each Thursday.
Mercy Ministries International: 983-
0044. Weekly food pantry for residents of El
Rio and Nyeland Acres.
South Coast Fellowship: 658-7223.
Food pantry in Ventura.
St. John’s Health Ministries: 988-
2651. Food pantry and hot meals in Oxnard.
Ventura County Family to Family:
658-2610. A hot meal program in Ventura.
Ventura County Rescue Mission:
487-1234. Offers hot lunches and dinners in
Oxnard.
Healthcare
American Cancer Society, Ventura
County: 644-4248, 800-227-2345, http://
www.cancer.org. Organization dedicated
to eliminating cancer as a major health
problem.
American Diabetes Association:
800-342-2383, http://www.diabetes.org.
Diabetes education, referrals, advocacy and
support services.
American Heart Association: 445-
7050, national hotline, 800-242-8721,
http://www.americanheart.org. Education,
research and other services to reduce
disability and death from cardiovascular
disease and stroke.
American Lung Association: 963-
1426, http://www.lungusa.org. Support
group for people with lung disease.
American Social Health: national
information hotline, 800-783-9877,
http://www.ashastd.org. Public education
regarding sexually transmitted diseases.
Arthritis Foundation: 563-4685,
national hotline: 800-283-7800, http://www.
arthritis.org. Free exercise classes, support
groups, self-help courses and literature.
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles: 323-
660-2450, http://www.childrenshospitalla.
org. Specialized, multidisciplinary treatment
of children1s complex medical problems.
Children’s Resource Program:
Ìnterface Children & Family Services, 485-
6114 http://www.icfs.org. Links high-risk
youth with donated medical, optometric,
psychological and other professional
services.
Clinicas del Camino Real: 659-1740,
http://www.clinicas.org. Medical, dental,
optical, psychological and health education
and outreach services to medically needy.
Clinics in Fillmore, Santa Paula, Ojai and
Ventura and Oxnard.
Conejo Free Clinic: 497-3575, http://
www.conejofreeclinic.org. Low-cost or free
health and legal services for people who
might not otherwise have access to care.
Easter Seals Society: 647-1141, http://
www.eastersealstc.org. Direct services for
people with disabilities.
Free Clinic of Simi Valley: 522-3733,
http://www.freeclinicsv.com. Counseling,
medical care and legal assistance to
individuals and families regardless of ability
to pay.
Maravilla Community Health Center,
Oxnard: 488-0210. A variety of medical
clinic services.
Medi-Cal Program: 800-541-5555,
http://www.medi-cal.ca.gov. A program
of the Public Social Services Agency
to provide information and process
applications for Medi-Cal.
Orthopaedic Hospital: 213-742-1000,
http://www.orthohospital.org. Pediatric care
on ability-to-pay basis.
Ventura County Health Care Agency,
Public Health Division: 677-5110,
http://www.vchca.org. A variety of services
ranging from AÌDS/HÌV testing to pregnancy
testing to tobacco education and control.
Operates several health clinics: Moorpark,
35 W. Los Angeles Ave., 529-4624; North
Oxnard, 2240 E. Gonzales Road, Suite
100, 981-5151, Suite 120 981-5181; Piru,
4061 E. Center St., 521-0960, Santa Paula,
1334 E. Main St., 933-1122, South Oxnard,
325 W. Channel Ìslands Blvd., 385-8662;
Simi Valley, 4531 Alamo St., 520-3248;
Thousand Oaks, 223 E. Thousand Oaks
Blvd., Suite 102, 370-0600.
Homelessness
Homeless Services Program: 385-
1800. Ìnformation and referral to homeless
individuals and families.
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RAIN Project Transitional Living
Center: call 385-1800 and ask to speak
to the on-duty social worker. Transitional
living center for homeless single adults and
families with children.
Rescue Mission: 487-1234. Safe
place for transients (men, and women and
children) in Oxnard.
Housing
Area Housing Authority of the
County of Ventura: 480-9991, http://www.
ahacv.org. Provides rental subsidies for low-
income households.
Cabrillo Economic Development
Corp.: 659-3791, http://www.cabrilloedc.
org. Low- to moderate-income housing
for families and seniors; offers leadership
development; community organization.
Habitat for Humanity: 485-6065, http://
www.habitatventura.org. Provides adequate
housing for low-income families, built by
volunteers and the families themselves.
City of Ventura Housing
Preservation Program: 647-5990.
Provides below-market-rate loans to low-
and moderate-income people who own
their own homes. The program allows for
structural upgrades.
Housing Assistance Program for
Seniors: 449-2200, http://www.toaks.org.
Financial assistance for low-income seniors
who live in Thousand Oaks.
Community Action of Ventura
County: 436-4000, http://www.ca-vc.org.
Assists with loans and grants to cover
move-in costs, lease assistance, home
weatherization and energy assistance
programs and a transition center.
Many Mansions: 496-4948, http://www.
manymansions.org. Affordable housing
opportunities in the Adopt-A-Family
Program in Thousand Oaks.
Legal assistance
California Rural Legal Assistance:
486-1068, http://www.crla.org. Provides free
legal assistance to eligible clients in fields
of labor law, health, education, housing, civil
rights and government benefits. Provides
free legal assistance to low-income migrant
farm workers.
Public Defender: 654-2201, http://www.
pubdef.countyofventura.org. The Office of
the Public Defender represents indigent
persons in the defense of criminal cases.
Victims of Crime Resource Center:
800-842-8467, http://www.1800victims.org.
Helps victims of crimes to know their rights
and what to expect in the court system.
Ìnformation and referrals are given.
Mental health
Ventura County Health Care Agency,
Behavioral Health Department Mental
Health Services: 981-6830, http://www.
vchca.org. Serves adults and children who
have impairment in ability to function as a
result of mental illness. Provides outpatient
mental health services to adults, 18 to
65, and to children, at five clinics located
throughout Ventura County.
Turning Point Foundation: 652-0000.
http://www.turningpointfoundation.org.
Rehabilitation programs, supported housing
and mental health services for mentally ill
adults.
Mother and child health
Conejo Valley Women1s Resource
Center: 373-1222, http://www.womens-
resource.com. Ìnformation on pregnancy,
abortion, sexual health, support groups, free
pregnancy tests and counseling.
Community Pregnancy Clinic,
Moorpark and Simi Valley: 378-6200,
24-hour hotline: 583-3590, 866-216-4443.
http://www.cpcglobal1.org. Ìnformation on
pregnancy, abortion, childbirth, parenting
and adoption. Pregnancy testing, STD
testing and treatment, counseling services.
Ventura County Crisis Pregnancy
Center: 648-3301, http://www.venturacpc.
org. Ìnformation on pregnancy, abortion,
childbirth, parenting and adoption.
Life Choices Pregnancy Clinic
of Ojai Valley: 646-6830, http://www.
ojailifechoices.org. Support and services
to women, teens and families dealing with
pregnancy.
Life Centers of Ventura County:
486-2721, 24-hour helpline: 800-973-
7334, http://www.vclifecenters.com. Offers
emotional and practical support and
assistance to pregnant women.
Planned Parenthood, Ventura,
Thousand Oaks: 963-2445; appointment
line: 888-898-3806, http://www.ppsbvslo.
org. Reproductive healthcare for all women
and men. Birth control services, norplant,
vasectomy, cervical and breast cancer
screening, diagnosis and treatment of
sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy
testing and counseling, referrals for prenatal
care, adoption or abortion information and
over-the-counter sale of contraceptives.
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Seniors in Ventura County and
surrounding cities, can take part in a
variety of classes and programs at senior
centers. Following is a list of centers, whose
programs range from fitness and art classes
to nutritional advice and field trips.
Agoura Hills
Department of Community Services
Senior Recreation Program: Agoura
Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand
Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills,CA 91301,
818-597-7368 or 818-597-7361. Call for
programs information or to request a copy
of the quarterly newsletter, Senior Moments,
which contains a complete schedule of
all senior programs. Website: http://www.
ci.agoura-hills.Ca.us.
Calabasas
Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community
Center: 27040 Malibu Hills Road,
Calabasas,CA91301, 818-880-2993, info@
ahccc.org. Open Monday through Friday 6
a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday
7 a.m.-6 p.m. Website: http://www.ahccc.org.
Camarillo
Pleasant Valley Senior Center: 1605
E. Burnley St., Camarillo,CA93010, 482-
4881. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Website: http://www.pvrpd.org.
Camarillo Health Care District
offers adult day care services through
Club Camarillo and Club Ponderosa, 3639
E. Las Posas Road, Suite 117, Camarillo,
CA 93010. 388-1952, ext.111. Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.-3
p.m. Website: http://www.camhealth.com/
adultDaySupport.htm.
Fillmore
Fillmore Senior Center: 533 Santa
Clara Ave. Fillmore, CA 93015. 524-4533.
Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. -1 p.m.
Website: http://www.fillmoreCa.com/senior.
htm.
Moorpark
Moorpark Active Adult Center: 799
Moorpark Ave., Moorpark, CA 93021. 517-
6261. Open 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Website: http://www.ci.Moorpark.Ca.us.
Ojai
HELP of Ojai: 111 W. Santa Ana St.,
Ojai, CA 93024. HELP of Ojai¹s Little House
offers a number of programs and services
through its multi-purpose center. 646-
5122, ext. 21. e-mail: alanam@helpofojai.
org. HELP of Ojai's Oak Tree House offers
adult day care. 646-0161, e-mail: emilym@
helpofojai.org. Website: http://www.
HelpofOjai.org.
Oxnard
Wilson Senior Center: 350 N. C St.,
Oxnard, CA 93030. 385-8028. Open 10
a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Colonia Senior Center: 126-B Amelia
Court, CA 93030. 385-8163. Open 8:30
a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
South Oxnard Senior Center: 200
E. Bard Road, CA 93030. 385-8042. Open
8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Website: http://www.oxnardrec.org
Port Hueneme
Port Hueneme Community Center:
550 Park Ave., Port Hueneme, CA 93041.
986-6542 Open 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday. 986-6542. Website: http://
www.ci.port-hueneme.Ca.us.
Santa Paula
Santa Paula Senior Center: 530
W. Main St., Santa Paula, CA 93060.
933-4226. Open 9 a.m.-1:30p.m. Monday
through Friday.
Simi Valley
Simi Valley Senior Center: 3900
Avenida Simi, Simi Valley, CA 93063.
583-6363. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Website: http://www.
simivalley.org.
Thousand Oaks
Goebel Senior Adult Center: 1385
E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA
91362. 381-2744 fax: 495-5430. Open
from 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through
Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, noon-4
p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday. Website:
http://www.goebelsenioradultcenter.org.
Senior Concerns Adult Day Center:
401 HodenCamp Road, Thousand
Oaks, CA 91360. 497-0189. Open from
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday, 11a.m.-4 p.m. second and
fourth Saturdays. Website: http://www.
seniorconcerns.org.
Ventura
Ventura Avenue Adult Center: 550
N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA 93001. 648-
3035. Open 9a.m.-3p.m. Monday through
Friday .
Senior Recreation Center: 420
E Santa Clara St., Ventura, CA 93001.
648-2829. Open Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday 9
a.m.-6 p.m., Friday.9 a.m.-1 p.m. Website:
http://www.cityofventura.net.
SENIOR CENTERS
Rape & sexual assault
Rape Crisis Center: 24-hour hotline:
656-1111. Provides 24-hour crisis interven-
tion, advocacy, information and referral for
victims of sexual assault or abuse.
Veterans
Ventura County Human Services
Agency, Veterans Services: 477-5155
http://www.vchsa.org. Provides benefit
information and application assistance on
all benefits from the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense,
and state and local programs, and assists
veterans in all aspects of disablement and
bereavement. Ventura office: 585-1860.
Veterans Services also provides assistance
to veterans and their families in Thousand
Oaks, Simi Valley, Santa Paula and Oxnard.
Department of Veterans Affairs:
Community Based Outpatient Clinic,
Oxnard: 800-310-5001. Provides outpatient
medical care, diagnosis and medical
management for eligible veterans.
Women
Ventura County Commission for
Women: 658-4193, http://www.vccw.net.
Provides information and referral, sponsors
seminars and special projects, provides a
network for community groups working to
improve the quality of life for women.
Youth
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura
County: 484-2282, http://www.bbsvc.
org. Provides children from single-parent
families with one-to-one relationships with
adult volunteers.
Boy Scouts of America, Ventura
County Council: 482-8938, http://www.
vccbsa.org. For youths ages 7-21.
Boys & Girls Clubs: Camarillo: 482-
8113, http://www.bgccam.org; Fillmore/Piru:
524-0456 http://www.bgcscv.org Moorpark:
529-1140, http://www.moorparkbgc.org
Greater Oxnard Port Hueneme: 815-4959,
http://www.positiveplace4kids.org; Santa
Paula: 933-3676, http://www.bgcscv.org ;
Simi Valley: 527-4437, http://www.bgcsimi.
com; Ventura: 641-5585, http://www.
bgclubventura.org; Conejo-Las Virgenes:
818-706-0905, http://www.bgcconejo.
org. Variety of activities for boys and girls
including after school programs.
Camp Fire USA: 485-3417, http://www.
campfireusaventura.org. Promotes personal
lif skills, sal responsibility, health and
leadership in boys and girls.
El Centrito De La Colonia: 483-
8685, http://www.elcentrito.org. Bicultural
community center in Oxnard.
Girl Scouts of California’s Central
Coast: 800-822-2427, http://www.girlscouts
ccc.org/home. Programs for girls ages 5-17.
YMCA: Camarillo: 484-0423, http://www.
ciymca.org; Conejo Valley: 523-7613,
http://www.sevymca.org; Newbury Park:
480-0309, http://www.sevymca.org; Simi
Valley: 583-5338, http://www.sevymca.org;
Ventura: 642-2131, http://www.ciymca.org;
Westlake Village: 818-707-9622, http://www.
sevymca.org. Offers programs building a
healthy body, mind and spirit and licensed
child care, day camps, youth sports and
parent-child programs.
City of Simi Valley Teen Assistance
and Resource Program: 583-6765.
Provides no-cost support services for
youth 12-17, with issues related to truancy,
substance abuse, runaway, peer pressure
and personal crisis and behavior.
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