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Readers of the Ventura County
Star have spoken with their ballots
Enclosed in these pages are the
results of the annual Ventura County
Star Readers’ Choice survey.
You, our readers, have picked
your favorites in 131 categories of
food and services throughout the
county and surrounding area.
For the second straight year,
balloting was conducted online only
and occurred over a three-week
period in January. More than 80,135
votes were counted from a record
4,236 ballots cast.
The winners in each category
were chosen for east Ventura County
(comprised of Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Westlake
Village, Agoura Hills, Simi Valley and Moorpark) west
Ventura County (comprised of Camarillo, Somis, Oxnard,
Port Hueneme, Ventura, Oak View, Ojai, Santa Paula,
Fillmore and Piru) or full county.
The next highest vote recipients in
each category, up to five, were named
as Readers’ Choice Favorites, again,
either with an east county, west county
or full county designation.
From the ballots received, a separate
contest was held.
To thank those readers who
participated, The Star conducted a
drawing of the names of those who cast
votes.
The 2011 Readers’ Choice Contest
winners are as follows:
First Place: Carol Portnoy, Newbury
Park, $1,000
Second Place: Amy Harris, Ventura, $750
Third Place: Bruce Reynolds, $250
(The results of this survey are not the recommendations or
opinions of the Star.)
2011 Ventura County Star
Readers’ Choice
Sunday, May 1, 2011
I NDEX
List of winners..............4
Dining .........................5
Entertainment ............20
Services.....................31
Shopping ...................69
Transportation ............86
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American Food ▲ CHEESECAKE FACTORY ● WOOD RANCH BBQ
Bagel ▲WESTERN BAGEL ● NOAH’S BAGELS
Bakery ▲ BRENT’S ● BREAD BASKET
Barbecue ■ WOOD RANCH BBQ
Breakfast ■ EGGS ’N THINGS
Brunch ▲ JACK’S RESTAURANT ● MARIE CALLENDER’S
Business Lunch ▲ BRENT’S ● JACK’S LE SHOPPE
Chinese Food ▲ SZECHUWAN GARDEN ● CHESTER’S ASIA
Cofee House ▲ STARBUCKS ● COFFEE BEAN
Deli ▲ BRENT’S ● DANNY’S DELI
Dinner under $10 ▲ SHARKY’S ● PRESTO PASTA
Food Truck ▲ SMILEY’S HOT DOG ● ALCARAZ CATERING
French Food ▲ CAFE PROVENÇAL ● 71 PALM
French Fries ■ MCDONALDS
German Food ▲ TWO GUYS ● OLD VIENNA
Greek Food ▲ DAPHNE’S ● GREEK AT THE HARBOR
Hamburger ■ THE HABIT
Happy Hour ▲ CISCO’S ● YOLANDA’S
Health Food ■ LASSEN’S
Hot Dog ■ COSTCO
Ice Cream Shop ▲ BASKIN-ROBBINS ● COLD STONE
Indian Food ▲ KOHINOOR ● TAJ CAFE
Italian Food ▲ BUCA DI BEPPO ● FERRARO’S
Lunch under $7 ▲ SHARKY’S ● PRESTO PASTA
Margarita ▲ DON CUCO ● YOLANDA’S
Mexican Food ▲ LALO’S ● YOLANDA’S
Pizza ■ TOPPERS
Romantic Dining ▲ MASTRO’S ● WATERMARK
Salad Bar ■ TOPPERS
Salsa ▲ SHARKY’S ● SNAPPER JACK’S
Sandwich ■ JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS
Seafood ▲ FINS SEAFOOD ● ANDRIA’S SEAFOOD
Steak House ▲ MASTRO’S ● ALOHA
Sushi ▲ SUMO JAPANESE ● I LOVE SUSHI
Take Out ▲ SHARKY’S ● PRESTO PASTA
Thai Food ▲ EXOTIC THAI ● TIPPS THAI
Vegetarian Food ▲ NATURAL CAFÉ ● NATURE’S GRILL
Banquet Hall ▲LOS ROBLES GREENS ● POINSETTIA PAVILION
Beach ■ SAN BUENEVENTURA STATE BEACH
Bowling Alley ▲ HARLEY’S SIMI BOWL ● BUENA LANES
Casino ▲(TIE) MORONGO COMMERCE CASINO
● CHUMASH
College/University ▲ CAL LUTHERAN ● VENTURA COLLEGE
Comedy/Nightclub ▲ CANYON CLUB ● VENTURA HARBOR COMEDY
Day Spa ▲ FOUR SEASONS ● OJAI VALLEY SPA
Golf Course ▲ SIMI HILLS ● OLIVAS LINKS
Hike ▲ WILDWOOD PARK ● SYCAMORE CANYON
Hotel ▲ FOUR SEASONS ● EMBASSY SUITES
Park ▲ WILDWOOD PARK ● ARROYO VERDE PARK
Place to Chill ▲ 5 DOLLAR OR LESS BOOKS ● THE WINE CLOSET
Place to Take Visitors ▲REAGAN LIBRARY ● VENTURA HARBOR
Place to Spend Day Off ▲REAGAN LIBRARY ● VENTURA HARBOR
Radio Personality ■ BO JAXON
Radio Station ■ KHAY 100.7
Sports Bar ■ CRONIES
Trade School ▲ SV COSMETOLOGY ● LU ROSS ACADEMY
Wine Bar ▲ THE WINEYARD ● THE WINE CLOSET
Acupuncturist ▲SPECIALTY CLINIC ●JONATHAN BRESLOW
Auto Repair Shop ▲ RICK’S JAPANESE ● DMC TRANSMISSIONS
Bank/S&L ■ WELLS FARGO
Barber Shop ▲ SUPERCUTS ● HANK’S BARBER SHOP
Boot Camp ▲ 805 BOOT CAMP ● VC ADVENTURE
Catering Company ▲ COMMAND PERFORMANCE ● DJ’S CATERING
Chiropractor ▲ SOMMER SPORTS ● STANLEY D. JENSEN
Contractor ▲ TOTAL COMFORT ● FIX IT FRED
Day Car ▲ LITTLE OAKS ● LOS POSAS CHILDREN’S
Dentist ▲ EAN KLEIGER ● ROSEWOOD DENTAL
Dog Grooming Shop ▲ BARKLEY PET ● ALOHA DOG GROOMING
Dry Cleaner ▲ TEMPO CLEANING ● FOUR SEASONS
Family Doctor ▲MOORPARK COMP. ● PHELPS MEDICAL
Gym ▲ 24 HOUR FITNESS ● MAVERICKS GYM
Hair Salon ▲ A NEW TECHNIQUE ● MICHAEL KELLY SALON
Hearing Service ▲ DECIBEL HEARING ● COSTCO
Hospital ▲ LOS ROBLES ● COMMUNITY MEMORIAL
Housecleaning Service ■ MERRY MAIDS
Interior Designer ▲ VICKI BLAKEMAN ● CHERYL COLLINS
Landscaping Company ▲ ENHANCED LANDSCAPE ● SCARLETT’S
Lasik Surgeon ▲ DR. KHANNA ● DR. DOUGHERTY
Law Office ▲ MANFREDI LEVINE ● NORDMAN CORMANY
Mortgage Company ▲ CFC MORTGAGE ● WELL FARGO HOME
Moving Company ▲ DYNAMIC DELIVERY ● MEATHEAD MOVERS
Optometrist ▲ NELSON MURATA
● (TIE) MICHAEL FREELAND ROBERT PAZEN
Personnel/Employment ■ APPLE ONE
Pest Control ▲ M&M TERMITE & PEST ● HYDREX PEST CONTROL
Photographer ▲ CORNERSTONE ● WILDFLOWER STUDIO
Plastic Surgeon ▲ KRYGER INSTITUTE ● ARTHUR FLYNN
Real Estate Company ■ TROOP REAL ESTATE
Stock Brokerage Firm ▲ MORGAN STANLEY ● A. CARMI FINANCIAL
Tattoo Parlor ▲ CHARLIE’S HOUSE ● JIMI’S TATTOO
Title and Escrow ▲ CONSUMER’S TITLE ● ALISO ESCROW
Travel Agency ▲ MICHAEL’S TRAVEL ● AAA
Veterinarian ▲ WESTLAKE VILLAGE ● ANACAPA
Weight-Loss Center ■ WEIGHT WATCHERS
Eco-friendly Car ■ TOYOTA PRIUS
Economy Car ■ HONDA CIVIC
Family Car ■ HONDA ACCORD
Luxury Car ■ CADILLAC CTS
Motorcycle ■ HARLEY DAVIDSON
Sports Car ■ CHEVROLET CORVETTE
SUV ■ LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER
Truck ■ FORD F150
Van ■ HONDA ODYSSEY
Appliance Store ■ SEARS
Auto Parts Store ▲ PEP BOYS ● NAPA
Bike Shop ▲ NEWBURY PARK BICYCLE
● BILL’S BIKE SHOP
Book Store ■ BARNES & NOBLE
Camera Shop ▲ HOOPER ● DEXTER’S
Eyeglasses ▲ COSTCO ● SANTA BARBARA
Fabric Store ▲ JO-ANN FABRICS ● FABRIC TOWN USA
Farmers Market ▲ SPROUTS ● VENTURA
Flooring Store ▲ FLOORING 101 ● ISENSEE
Florist ▲ CONEJO VALLEY FLORIST ● SWEET PEAS FLOWERS
Furniture Store ▲ REEDS ● URBAN HOME
Gift Store ▲ AMY’S HALLMARK ● BETTY BELTS
Golf Store ▲ ROGER DUNN ● GOLFSMITH
Home Electronics Store ▲ BEST BUY ● FRY’S
Home Improvement ■ HOME DEPOT
Jewelry Store ▲ JARED GALLERIA ● GEORGE THOMPSON
Lingerie Store ■ VICTORIA’S SECRET
Liquor/Wine Shop ▲ BEVMO! ● VENTURA WINE CO.
Mattress Store ▲ THE SLEEP SHOPPE ● SIT ’N SLEEP
Nursery/Garden Shop ▲ ARMSTRONG ● GREEN THUMB
Party Supply Store ■ PARTY CITY
Pet Store ■ PETCO
Shoe Store ▲ JACK’S SHOES ● PAYLESS
Shopping Center ▲ THE LAKES ● PACIFIC VIEW
Stationers ▲ STAPLES ● LAUTZENHISER’S
Surf Shop ▲ VAL SURF ● VENTURA SURF
Thrift Store ▲ SALVATION ARMY ● GOODWILL
Tire Store ▲ JIM’S TIRE CENTER ● AMERICA’S TIRES
Window & Doors ▲ MILGARD ● WEST COAST SASH
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Dining
American Food........................... 5
Bagel .......................................... 5
Bakery........................................ 5
Barbecue.................................... 6
Breakfast.................................... 6
Brunch........................................ 6
Business Lunch.......................... 7
Chinese Food.............................. 8
Coffee House.............................. 8
Deli ............................................. 9
Dinner Under $10...................... 9
Food Truck................................ 10
French Food.............................. 10
French Fries.............................. 10
German Food............................ 10
Greek Food................................ 11
Hamburger ................................ 11
Happy Hour ............................... 11
Health Food...............................12
Hot Dog .....................................12
Ice Cream Shop ........................12
Indian Food................................13
Italian Food .............................. 14
Lunch Under $7 ....................... 14
Margarita ................................. 14
Mexican Food............................15
Pizza..........................................16
Romantic Dining .......................16
Salad Bar ..................................16
Salsa..........................................16
Sandwich...................................16
Seafood .....................................17
Steakhouse ...............................17
Sushi .........................................17
Take Out ................................... 18
Thai Food.................................. 19
Vegetarian Food....................... 19
AMERI CAN FOOD
East county winner
Cheesecake Factory
West county winner
Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
Full county favorite
★ The Habit Burger Grill
★ BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery
East county favorites
★ Lazy Dog Café
★ Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
★ Brent’s Delicatessen & Restaurant
West county favorites
★ Watermark Restaurant
★ Busy Bee Café
★ Aloha Steakhouse
Busy Bee Café
The Busy Bee Café has been a
downtown tradition since 1963.
The red vinyl booths, black and
white checkerboard tiled floor, and
rock and roll music, courtesy of
individual wall-mounted jukeboxes at
each table, all come together to make
the Busy Bee a swinging place for
breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Its menu is old-fashioned and
delicious, with everything from
burgers and fries to chicken pot pie
and Reuben sandwiches. Refreshing
fountain drinks include milkshakes,
malts and root beer floats. Generous
portions and cheerful servers make
the Busy Bee a hit with young and old
alike.
Open seven days a week from 7 a.m.
to 10 p.m., the Busy Bee is the place
to go for a delicious meal or a cool,
refreshing fountain drink.
The Busy Bee Café is at 478 E.
Main St. in Ventura.
Information: 643-4864
Website: http://www.busybeecafe.biz/
BAGEL
East county winner
Western Bagel
West county winner
Noah’s Bagels
East county favorites
★ Noah’s Bagels
★ Brent’s Delicatessen & Restaurant
★ East Coast Bagel
West county favorites
★ Old New York Bagel & Deli Co
★ Manhattan Bagel
★ Bagel Rock Coffee
BAKERY
East county winner
Brent’s Delicatessen
& Restaurant
West county winner
Bread Basket Cake Co.
East county favorites
★ Corner Bakery Café
★ Panera Bread
★ Champagne French Bakery Café
★ Great Harvest Bread
★ Nothing Bundt Cakes
West county favorites
★ Royal Bakery
★ My Florists Bakery
★ Savory Café & Bakery
★ I Would Rather Be Baking
Panera Bread
Known for it’s baked breads, fresh
lunches and decadent pastries and
desserts, Panera Bread focuses
on fresh ingredients and regional
specialties.
“What we believe makes Panera
unique and special is that it appeals
to all cross sections of people … It’s
not fine dining and it’s not fast food.
It’s just good, seasonal, wholesome
food,” said Ingrid Roberts, managing
director of First Picks Bread Company,
a Panera franchisee focused on the
Central Coast.
“We try to incorporate the
seasonality of the regions we are in,”
Roberts said.
For example, this month Panera
Bread is offering a Strawberry
Poppyseed Chicken Salad, showcasing
the fruit during its best season.
“That’s why we feel Panera is such an
attractive option for those wanting to
have a casual dining experience.”
Panera Bread has locations in
Camarillo, Simi Valley and Thousand
Oaks, and soon will be opening stores
in Ventura and Oxnard.
Website: http://www.PaneraBread.
com
BARBECUE
Full county winner
Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
Full county favorite
★ Bandits Grill & Bar
East county favorites
★ Red’s BBQ & Grillery
★ Famous Dave’s
★ Stonefire Grill
★ Green Acres Farm Market
and Catering
West county favorites
★ Just BBQ
★ Marshall’s Bodacious BBQ
★ CJ’s BBQ
★ It’s in the Sauce BBQ
Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
“Over the years, we’ve noticed that
more and more of our guests would ask
about gluten-free options,” said Wood
Ranch BBQ & Grill co-founder Ofer
Shemtov.
Gluten is a protein composite that
appears in foods processed from wheat
and related species, including barley
and rye.
“We have always had dishes on
our menu that contained no added
gluten,” Shemtov said, “but we were
also always concerned that some
transference of gluten might occur.”
Wood Ranch has never had a case
of transference or of anyone in the
restaurants suffering any ill-effects
from unknowingly eating something
with gluten.
Now, the Agoura Hills-based
company has come up with ways to
offer more gluten-free options. In a
nutshell, Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
increased the number of gluten-free
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options on its menu.
“The biggest change we made is to
our barbecue sauce,” explained Wood
Ranch co-founder Eric Anders. “We’ve
kept the same flavor, but eliminated
gluten, I’m happy to say.”
Wood Ranch also now offers
Redbridge, a gluten-free beer, by the
bottle.
Gluten-free options can be found on
a card at all Wood Ranch restaurants
and is available in the FAQ section of
woodranch.com. A new Wood Ranch to
open in Irvine this summer.
Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill has
locations in Agoura Hills, Camarillo,
Moorpark and Ventura.
Website: http://woodranch.com
BREAKFAST
Full county winner
Eggs N Things
East county favorites
★ Jack’s Restaurant & Deli
★ Harold’s House of Omelettes
★ Egg House
★ Side Street Café
★ Firehouse Cafe
West county favorites
★ Allison’s Country Café
★ Mrs. Olson’s Coffee Hut
★ Pete’s Breakfast House
★ IHOP Restaurant
★ Café Nouveau
Allison’s Country Cafe
Owners Sally and Mark Ramos would
like to thank The Star readers for
choosing Allison’s Country Cafe as your
favorite breakfast spot.
“We are truly grateful to build lasting
relationships with our customers and
always strive to give the best family
atmosphere and service as possible,”
said the Ramoses.
“If your hungry and want local fresh
fruit, warm homemade biscuits, fluffy
omelettes with your favorite toppings,
we are here to satisfy you’re craving
seven days a week,” said Sally Ramos.
The Ramoses said they are lucky to
have suck a wonder staff who enjoy
each other and take pride in their jobs.
Allison’s serves fresh ingredients
in generous portions on beautifully
presented plates.
“Thank you for 29 years of support,”
said the Ramoses. “May we continue
to being your favorite for many years to
come.”
Allison’s Country Cafe is at 3429
Telegraph Road in Ventura.
Information: 644-9072
Website: www.allisonscountrycafe.
com
Eggs ‘n’ Things
Eggs ‘n’ Things always to seems to
keeps its customers happy.
Many mornings passersby will
notice a line forming out the door
as customers wait eagerly for their
complimentary Swedish pancake with
the purchase of a breakfast meal. The
restaurant is usually packed, but the
wait is never too long.
The outstanding service, warm
atmosphere and outstanding food
quality has brought back repeat
customers since 1974. From the old
standbys such as bacon and eggs, to
fancier fare like savory eggs benedict
and hot, fluffy omelets, the quality of
the food is what keeps people coming
back for more.
The California Scramble includes
bacon, tomato, mushroom, avocado
and Swiss cheese served on an English
muffin with Hollandaise sauce.
Each breakfast is served with
potatoes or fruit, toast or hot biscuit.
Eggs ‘n’ Things’ lunch menu is
wonderful, including such crowd
pleasers as hamburgers, fresh wraps,
hot sandwiches and healthy salads.
One lunch favorite is homemade soup
and sandwiches, such as the grilled
tuna and cheese with avocado and a
cup of clam chowder.
A Ventura County’s hot spot for
breakfast and lunch, Eggs ‘n’ Things
can be found in Camarillo, Ojai, Simi
Valley, Thousand Oaks and Ventura.
Website: http://www.eggsnthings.net
BRUNCH
East county winner
Jack’s Restaurant & Deli
West county winner
Marie Callender’s Restaurant
& Bakery
East county favorites
★ Hyatt-Westlake Plaza
★ Brent’s Delicatessen & Restaurant
★ Eggs N Things
★ Side Street Café
★ El Torito Mexican Grill
★ Mimi’s Cafe
West county favorites
★ Café Nouveau
★ Watermark Restaurant
★ Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe
★ Alexander’s
★ Capistrano’s Restaurant
Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays,
Yolanda’s Mexican Café locations in
Ventura and Simi Valley offer a mouth-
watering brunch at a great value.
An omelette bar along with such
items as bacon and sausage, Mexican
potatoes, cili vrde, waffles, several
salad dishes and fruit, are all offered
as part of the feast.
“It’s a great value for the price,”
said General Manager David Mock.
“For the amount of quality food
offered, I think it’s the best price in
town. It offers a little something for
everybody.”
The Sunday brunch is priced at
$14.95 for adults and $7.95 for
children 12 and under.
During the Sunday brunch, the
regular menu also is offered.
Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe in Simi
Valley is at 590 E. Los Angeles Ave. It
can be reached at 306-9933.
The Ventura location is at 2753 E.
Main St. It can be reached at 643-
2700.
Website: http://www.
yolandasmexicancafe.com
Capistrano’s Restaurant
Capistrano’s Restaurant’s delicious
and first-class lavish brunch has again
been voted as a Readers’ Choice
Favorite for the West County.
With an abundance and variety of
cuisine offered by the expert chefs, the
brunch is sure to satisfy even the most
discriminating palate.
The excellent and friendly staff is
determined to make your dining a
one-of-a-kind experience while being
served in a Spanish Mediterranean
styled motif. A guest can choose
between dining indoors or they can
select the beautiful arched and open
patio area for those beautiful Sunday
afternoons the beach location has to
offer.
Capistrano’s Restaurant is within the
Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel
& Resort at 2101 Mandalay Beach
Road in Oxnard.
Information: 984-2500
Website: http://theculinarygroup.
com/index.php?option=com_content&v
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BUSI NESS LUNCH
East county winner
Brent’s Delicatessen
& Restaurant
West county winner
Jack’s Le Shoppe
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★ Fox Sports Grill
★ The Grill
★ California Pizza Kitchen
★ Plug Nickel Restaurant & Catering
★ Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill
★ Sumo Japanese Restaurant
West county favorites
★ BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery
★ Chicago for Ribs
★ Aloha Steakhouse
★ Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
★ Fresh & Fabulous
CHI NESE FOOD
East county winner
Szechuwan Garden
Restaurant
West county winner
Chester’s Asia Restaurant
Full county favorite
★ Panda Express
East county favorites
★ Sesame Inn
★ PF Chang’s China Bistro
★ Lakeview Garden Restaurant
★ Golden Tiger Chinese Food
West county favorites
★ Mandarin House Restaurant
★ Golden China Restaurant
★ Peking Chinese Restaurant
★ China Dynasty
Chester’s Asia Chinese Restaurant
For the nearly 50 years it has been
in business, Chester’s Asia Chinese
Restaurant in Camarillo has been a
family-owned and operated community
treasure with impeccable quality and a
friendly atmosphere. The staff warmly
welcomes each customer that enters
the elegant dining room resplendent
with cheery, seasonal colors.
The ambiance and sensational food
at Chester’s is the reason they’ve been
able to please over two generations of
customers and is why Chester’s has
won the Readers’ Choice for Chinese
Food for the third-straight year.
Many fans were first introduced
by their parents and now bring their
families to taste Chester’s fabulous
cuisine.
This Camarillo favorite truly is a
culinary gem. You’ll most definitely
want to try Chester’s Asia Chinese
Restaurant’s famous signature dishes
such as Orange and Sesame Chicken,
Black Pepper Chicken, Honey Black
Pepper Beef, and wonderful Wonton
Soup. Or, come in for the much-
beloved Honey and Walnut Shrimp.
These succulent shrimp are tossed
with pineapple and walnuts. The crisp
coating on the shrimp combines with
a rich, creamy sauce for the perfect
blend of textures and flavors. There
are flavorful vegetarian and tofu
dishes available for diners looking for
meatless fare.
There’s truly something to enjoy
for every palate and preference on
the extensive menu at Chester’s Asia
Chinese Restaurant. If you don’t
see what you want on the extensive
menu feel free to ask for a special
preparation. Enjoy any meal with a
fabulous drink from Chester’s cocktail
menu.
Chester’s Asia Chinese Restaurant is
at 2216 Pickwick Drive in Camarillo.
Information: 482-6564
Website: http://chestersasia.com
COFFEE HOUSE
East county winner
Starbucks
West county winner
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
East county favorites
★ It’s a Grind Coffee House
★ Peet’s Coffee & tea
★ Bent on Coffee
West county favorites
★ Simone’s Coffee & Tea
★ Palermo
★ Latte 101
★ Element
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It has been
voted a
west county
favorite for
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East county winner
Brent’s Delicatessen
& Restaurant
West county winner
Danny’s Deli &Grill
East county favorites
★ Pickles Deli & Restaurant
★ Roxy’s Famous Deli
★ Agoura’s Famous Deli
★ Rhineland Deli
★ Jack’s Restaurant & Deli
West county favorites
★ Lomardo’s Gourmet Deli
★ Jersey Mike’s Subs
★ Mastro’s Deli
★ Shamsi’s Deli
★ Roxsbury Deli
Danny’s Deli & Grill
Danny’s Deli & Grill has been serving
up breakfast, lunch, and dinner in
Ventura County for the past 11 years.
Famous for delicious and incredible
sandwiches, Danny’s also proudly
serves some of the best meal salads to
offer its customers. Featuring Cobb,
Caesar and Chinese, the salads are a
meal in itself.
For dinner, Danny’s has complete
dinners with traditional deli items as
well as a complete menu and a variety
that includes: charbroiled chicken,
beef, and some mouth-watering pasta
entrees. Other items on the vast menu
are fish, appetizers, and a homemade
cup or bowl of the soup of the day.
These are all served in a friendly
atmosphere by a staff of 40 dedicated
employees.
“We are truly a New York style of
deli,” said owner Wendy Collings. “It’s
very unique and the atmosphere is
friendly and warm. I would say that 70
percent of our customers are regulars.
We serve good sized portions along
with the finest quality.”
Danny’s is open Monday through
Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and
Sunday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Danny’s offers breakfast, lunch,
and dinner specials and a low- calorie
menu for those light eaters. Several
breakfast specials are available
starting from a low price of just $5.99.
Danny’s Deli & Grill is at 3263
Telegraph Road in Ventura.
Information: 289-9200
Website: www.dannysdeli.com
Old New York Deli & Bakery Co.
Old New York Deli & Bakery Co.
started in Camarillo in 1994 and a
location was opened in Newbury Park
in 2008.
“We started a little bagel and coffee
place back in 1994 and we continue
to serve many of those same customers
since we opened. Our product speaks
for itself and I think it’s a great honor
to be chosen this year,” said Michael
Raimondo, owner and president of the
company. “Unlike other chains, our
bagels are boiled and then baked the
old fashioned way in our hearth stone
oven.”
The deli serves large portions, so it is
suggested you come hungry. For those
who don’t want to eat as much, jumbo-
size half sandwiches are served.
Old New York Deli and Bakery Co.
uses only cholesterol and trans fat-
free Canola oil. Soups, salads and
homemade cream cheeses are made
in the bakery’s kitchen. Challah, rye,
wheat, sourdough, kaiser, onion, and
French rolls are all baked daily. If it’s
not made on the premises, the store
doesn’t sell it. The deli uses only
USDA choice corned beef, roast beef
and pastrami.
Two locations are available for
convenience to customers in Ventura
County. The Camarillo store is at 4972
Verdugo Way, and the Newbury Park
store is at 2700 Teller Road. Fans can
go to its Web site to find out how to
follow it on Twitter and Facebook.
Information: 484-3354 (Camarillo)
and 375-3354 (Newbury Park)
Website: http://www.oldnewyork.com
DI NNER UNDER $10
East county winner
Sharky’s Woodfired
Mexican Grill
West county winner
Presto Pasta
East county favorites
★ Presto Pasta
★ Baja Fresh
★ Sumo Japanese Restaurant
West county favorites
★ Denny’s
★ Chipotle Mexican Grill
★ McDonald’s
★ In-N-Out Burger
Presto Pasta
For a delicious and authentic tasting
Italian dinner, visit one of the three
locations Presto Pasta has to offer
Ventura County residents – always
family owned and operated.
From popular dishes such as
Chicken Picatta, Chicken Parmigiana,
Eggplant Parmigiana or the spicy
tasting Cajun Chicken Rigatoni, all are
priced at under $10.
“It’s an honor to be recognized
for dinners under $10,” said Jeff
Schuberg, co-owner of the company
with his brother Ken. “In these trying
economic times, it’s a real honor to
serve our loyal customers.”
The popular Pasta Combo Meal
is served with your choice of pasta,
Caesar salad, garlic bread and a
beverage for only $7.99.
“On top of the food and value, many
of our employees have been with us
for 10 to 15 years,” Schuberg said. “I
would like to attribute our success to
our friendly and courteous staff. They
are the key to our continued success in
the business.”
According to Schuberg, the food
is authentic with recipes that were
passed down from the owner of the
original Presto Pasta in Santa Barbara.
The restaurant offers a healthy
alternative to fast food at a very
reasonable price.
Presto Pasta does not cut corners
when it comes to quality ingredients.
Sauces are made at the restaurants
daily and have been proudly served in
the county since 1995.
Presto Pasta has four locations,
three of them in Ventura County: 5722
Telephone Road in Ventura (658-
2898); 1701 Daily Drive in Camarillo
(445-7737); and 1025 Broadbeck
Road in Newbury Park (498-7737).
Website: http://www.prestopasta.com
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For Lynn and Makis Mikelatos,
owners of The Greek at the Harbor,
one of the best compliments they
can receive about their restaurant is
that their food is just like someone’s
“yiayia” — the Greek word for
grandmother — used to make.
The couple, who met in the late
1970s on a cruise ship — Lynn a
passenger and Makis a deck steward
— turned their love story into a
family-run restaurant, with their three
children growing up in the business.
“Our daughter Marika is a server and
our son Aris is a dancer,” said Lynn
Mikelatos.
The child-friendly restaurant
features lively entertainment, with an
array of talented belly dancers and
Greek dancing, which includes Aris’s
unique table dance, in which he picks
up three tables with his teeth. Aris
also does an acrobatic ouzo dance,
balancing a glass of ouzo on his head.
The Greek at the Harbor is best-
known for its extensive menu of
freshly-made Greek items, as well as
steak and seafood.
“We also have a really awesome
American-style breakfast on the
weekends, Saturdays and Sundays
from 9 to 11 a.m. with some Greek
ingredients,” said Lynn Mikelatos.
The restaurant has waterfront views
and can accommodate groups of 20-
50 for special occasions, corporate
events and business luncheons.
The Greek at the Harbor is at 1583
Spinnaker Drive, Suite 101, in the
Ventura Harbor.
Information: 650-5350
Website: http://www.
greekventuraharbor.com
FOOD TRUCK
East county winner
Smiley’s Hot Dog Stand
West county winner
Alcaraz Catering
East county favorites
★ Moorpark Vineyard At
★ Plaza Food Market
West county favorites
★ El Taco de Mexico
★ H Cattle Co.
FRENCH FOOD
East county winner
Café Provencal
West county winner
71 Palm Restaurant
East county favorites
★ Champagne French Bakery Café
★ Chocolatine
★ Secret Garden Restaurant
★ Cafe Firenze
West county favorites
★ Le Petit Café Bakery
★ Mimi’s Café
★ New French Bakery
★ Ojai Vineyard
★ Café Nouveau
FRENCH FRI ES
Full county winner
McDonald’s
Full county favorite
★ Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
East county favorites
★ Five Guys Burgers and Fries
★ In-N-Out Burger
★ Islands Fine Burgers & Drink
★ The Habit Burger Grill
West county favorites
★ Hot Dog on a Stick
★ H Cattle Co.
★ Wendy’s
★ Great Central Steak & Hoagie
GERMAN FOOD
East county winner
Two Guys From Italy
Restaurant
Free
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Limit 1 coupon / table
Not valid w/ other offers.
Buy one combo and two drinks at regular price,
get a second combo free of equal or lesser value.
Not valid w/ other offers
Dine in only
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1714 Newbury Rd., Newbury Park, CA 91320
Sumo is one of the fastest growing Japanese Restaurant in Southern California.
Because of our tremendous purchasing power,
we can offer our customers 50% off sushi at the highest quality.
Come & experience why we are the best.
Happy Hour
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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9:00 p.m. - Close
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Old Vienna Restaurant
East county favorites
★ Rhineland Deli
★ Alpine Delicatessen
West county favorites
★ German Deli & Market
GREEK FOOD
Full county winner
Daphne’s Greek Cafe
West county winner
Greek at the Harbor
East county favorites
★ Greek House Café
★ Ali Baba
West county favorites
★ It’s Greek to Me
HAMBURGER
Full county winner
The Habit Burger Grill
East county favorites
★ Five Guys Burgers and Fries
★ In-N-Out Burger
★ The Counter
★ Islands Fine Burgers & Drink
★ Carl’s Jr.
West county favorites
★ In-N-Out Burger
★ Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
★ Fat Burger
★ Hook Burger Bistro
★ Winchesters Grill &Saloon
HAPPY HOUR
East county winner
Cisco’s Mexican Restaurant
West county winner
Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe
East county favorites
★ El Torito Mexican Grill
★ TGI Friday’s
★ The Grill on the Alley
★ The Alamo Mexican Grill & Cantina
★ Don Cuco Mexican Restaurant
West county favorites
★ Aloha Steakhouse
★ Watermark Restaurant
★ Black Angus Steakhouse
★ BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery
★ Ric’s Restaurant Bar & Grill
Cisco’s Restaurants
Cisco’s Restaurants would like to
say “thank you’ to Ventura County Star
readers for voting us the top happy
hour and the favorite Margarita in the
east county.
Cisco’s Restaurants first opened
its doors in Westlake in 1974 and in
Thousand Oaks in 1999. Its success
is credited to the fact that Cisco’s
only uses the freshest ingredients
available and prepares its sauces fresh
daily. It prides itself and contributes
its popularity to the longevity of its
employees, many who have been with
Cisco’s for more than 25 years. They
all work well together and that creates
a family atmosphere. Consistency in
staff contributes to a consistency of its
food.
Cisco’s Restaurants offers happy
hour is seven days a week from 2 to
7 p.m., with a $2 Happy Hour from
2 to 4 p.m. It also offers Happy Hour
all day Saturday and Sunday. All
appetizers are served at half price
during Happy Hour.
It also has a great catering
department that can cater American
dishes as well as its traditional
Mexican menu.
Cisco’s Westlake Village is at 925
S. Westlake Blvd. (778-1191) while
Cisco’s Thousand Oaks is at 1712
Avenida de Los Arboles (493-0533).
Website: http://www.Ciscos.biz
Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe
Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe offers a
popular happy hour Monday through
Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Margaritas,
well drinks, and domestic beer are
offered at discounted prices and all
appetizers are available at half price.
Complementary chips and salsa are
available in the bar and throughout the
restaurant. On Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday, ask for Yolanda’s spicy
bean dip that combines whole pinto
beans with just a hint of chorizo and
spices.
For a special treat, try one of
Yolanda’s famous margaritas made
with either strawberry, strawberry-
banana, peach, coconut, mango or
pineapple. It can be served blended or
over the rocks. Yolanda’s most famous
drink, the Cadillac margarita, is served
with Grand Marnier on the side to
add smoothness to the drink. It’s the
most requested in Yolanda’s line-up of
margaritas.
Weather permitting, the Oxnard
location offers an outdoor covered
and heated patio in which to view
the marina. This gorgeous view offers
patrons the opportunity to catch the
occasional glimpse of a yacht traveling
along the waterway of the new
Seabridge Marina.
With locations in Ventura (2753 E.
Main St.), Camarillo (86 Daily Drive),
Simi Valley (590 E. Los Angeles Ave.)
and Oxnard (1601 S. Victoria Ave.),
Yolanda’s offers a convenient location
to anyone in Ventura County.
Depending on which of the four
restaurants one chooses, the hours can
vary.
Website: http://www.
yolandasmexicancafe.com
Orange Chicken is among the many favorite menu items diners find at
Chester’s Asia Restaurant in Camarillo. It’s no wonder the restaurant
is voted Readers’ Choice winner for Chinese Food for the last three years.
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Don Cuco Mexican Restaurant in
Moorpark offers a fun, lively happy
hour seven days a week from 4 to
7 p.m. Most drinks, including the
delicious margarita voted top margarita
in the east county, are discounted
during that time.
With a full bar including draft
beer, wine, margaritas and specialty
drinks, not to mention half-off bar
menu appetizers, Don Cuco is a great
place to unwind from your day without
breaking the bank.
Don Cuco Mexican Restaurant
offers wonderful, authentic Mexican
cuisine served seven days a week in
a charming and friendly atmosphere.
Why not stop by for a pre-dinner drink
or appetizer?
Don Cuco Mexican Restaurant is at
254 W. Los Angeles Ave. in Moorpark.
Information: 523-2261
Web site: http://www.
doncucorestaurants.com
HEALTH FOOD
Full county winner
Lassen’s Natural Foods
& Vitamins
Full county favorites
★ Natural Cafe
★ Trader Joe’s
East county favorites
★ Whole Foods Market
★ Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill
West county favorites
★ Rainbow Bridge Natural Food
★ Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill
★ Mary’s Secret Garden
Lassen’s Natural Foods & Vitamins
Lassen’s has been offering Ventura
County residents fresh, natural foods
for 40 years now.
It features a fresh, 99-percent
organic produce set, deli, juice and
smoothie bar. Fresh soups are made
daily along with vegetarian dishes,
sandwiches, salads and more.
Customers enjoy premium quality
products and a selection of organic
grass-fed beef, organic poultry, fresh
fish, organic dairy products, bulk
foods, and an extensive selection of
vitamins and herbs.
Lassen’s is a local company,
established in 1971 in Camarillo.
It carries many products from
independent grassroot and gourmet
food companies.
In addition to its selection of fresh,
organic and natural products, Lassen’s
also features monthly educational
seminars in many of its locations.
Subjects such as heart health, fair
trade, meet and greets with local
farmers/ranchers and safer cosmetics
seminars are just some of the
topics speakers from representative
companies discuss.
Lassen’s has locations in Ventura,
Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks and
Simi Valley.
Website: http://www.lassens.com
HOT DOG
East county winner
Costco Wholesale
Full county favorite
★ Weinerschnitzel
East county favorites
★ Cupid’s Hot Dogs
★ Lucky’s Dog House
★ Smiley’s Hot dog Stand
★ Five Guys Burgers and Fries
West county favorites
★ Hot Dog on a Stick
★ Nona’s Italian Deli
★ Sam’s Club
I CE CREAM SHOP
East county winner
Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors
West county winner
Cold Stone Creamery
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East county favorites
★ Cold Stone Creamery
★ Golden Spoon
★ Yozen Frogurt
★ Pinkberry
★ Sweet Retreat
West county favorites
★ McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream
★ Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors
★ Marble Slab creamery
★ Tutti Frutti
★ Ojai Ice Cream
I NDI AN FOOD
East county winner
Kohinoor Cuisine of India
West county winner
Taj Café
East county favorites
★ Bollywood Café
★ Indian Haweli
★ Saffron
West county favorites
★ Curry Leaf
★ Café India
★ Maharaja Cuisine of India
★ Yasmeen’s Indian Cuisine
Kohinoor Cuisine
When Shama Patel talks about
Kohinoor Cuisine, her speech is laced
with family stories.
Shama’s father opened the Indian
food restaurant in Thousand Oaks more
than 15 years ago. Shama’s cousins
work with her at Kohinoor Cuisine, and
her brother-in-law, Baljit, is the chef.
Her father still works there too.
And when a fire struck the structure
three years ago, they rebuilt the family-
owned business together, leaving the
place looking “brand new,” she said.
Kohinoor Cuisine serves up great
food with equally stellar customer
service.
“The food is always good,” Shama
said, pointing to the Chicken Tika
Marsala and their fresh baked naan
breads. “We always make everything
fresh here — never frozen.”
The chicken, shrimp and lamb
dishes stand out, as does happy hour,
which Shama claims is the best in
the Thousand Oaks. Kohinoor Cuisine
boasts a full bar with $2 beers and $3
well drinks every day from 3 to 7 p.m.
The lunch buffet — full of more than
25 items — is a steal at $9.95.
“The quality of the food and our
customer service really are what stand
out — and the taste too, of course!”
said Shama.
Kohinoor Cuisine is at 1724 Avenida
de los Arboles in Thousand Oaks.
Information: 493-4466
Website: http://www.
KohinoorCuisine.com
Maharaja Cuisine of India
Patrons of Maharaja Cusine of India
enjoy fabulous dishes that reflect the
influence of the Moghul rulers of India,
combined with the 5,000-year-old
Hindu tradition of food preparation.
“We’re proud to use the freshest
ingredients and quality spices in
the food we serve,” said owner Arun
Dwivedi.
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a variety of traditional dishes such
as Tandoor-prepared items, delicious
soups, curries and a selection of naan
breads.
The restaurant’s ambience creates
an authentic and memorable setting
for parties large and small, with a
banquet room that can accommodate
up to 100 guests for special occasions.
It also offers a lunch buffet for
$8.49, seven days a week.
Maharaja Cuisine of India is at 2437
E. Main St. in Ventura.
Information: 641-3644
Website: http://www.
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I TALI AN FOOD
East county winner
Buca Di Beppo
West county winner
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant
Full county favorites
★ Presto Pasta
East county favorites
★ Romano’s Macaroni Grill
★ Café Firenze
★ Viva La Pasta
★ Chi Chi’s Pizza
West county favorites
★ Ottavio’s Italian Restaurant
★ Dominick’s Italian Restaurant
★ Café Fiore
★ Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
Presto Pasta
Presto Pasta offers Ventura County
residents authentic tasting Italian
food at a reasonable price in a family
friendly environment. The ingredients
used are of the highest quality from
the imported cheeses to the best vine
ripened tomatoes available. One of the
highlights of their menu is the “Create
your own pasta dish” which offers the
guest 8 different noodles to choose
from coupled with 12 made from
scratch sauces. Added to this is a list
of more than a dozen add-ins — from
grilled chicken and succulent shrimp
to artichoke hearts and sun dried
tomatoes. This really gives the guest to
make the dish their own!
“The food is authentic with recipes
that have been passed down from
the founder’s grandmother,” said Jeff
Schuberg, co-owner of the company
with his brother Ken.
Dishes such as the Chicken Picatta,
Chicken Parmigiana, Eggplant
Parmigiana, or the spicy tasting Cajun
Chicken Rigatoni are all popular with
customers.
“We offer a healthy, inexpensive
alternative to fast food,” Schuberg
said.
Presto Pasta has five locations,
three of them in Ventura County: 5722
Telephone Road in Ventura (658-
2898); 1701 Daily Drive in Camarillo
(445-7737); and 1025 Broadbeck
Road in Newbury Park (498-7737).
Website: http://www.prestopasta.com
LUNCH UNDER $7
East county winner
Sharky’s Woodfired
Mexican Grill
West county winner
Presto Pasta
East county favorites
★ Taco Bell
★ Presto Pasta
★ Subway
★ In-N-Out Burger
★ Sumo Japanese Restaurant
West county favorites
★ Toppers Pizza Place
★ Subway
★ Jack Snapper Taco Shack
★ Urbane Café
★ Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill
Presto Pasta
Presto Pasta serves authentic tasting
Italian lunch and dinner. Currently,
from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., the
restaurant offers six lunches under $6.
“We have a new menu and are
featuring six lunches under $6,”
said Jeff Schuberg, co-owner of the
company with his brother Ken. “We
offer a customer the choice of pasta,
choice of salad, along with garlic
bread. During lunch, the average
ticket time is less than five minutes
for a made to order dining experience.
That’s pretty tough to beat!”
In addition to the authentic
tasting Italian food, several of the
approximately 20 employees at each
store have been with Presto Pasta for
10 to 15 years, Schuberg said. The
friendly and courteous staff is a key
to the continued success of the family
owned and operated restaurants.
Presto Pasta has five locations,
three of them in Ventura County: 5722
Telephone Road in Ventura (658-
2898); 1701 Daily Drive in Camarillo
(445-7737); and 1025 Broadbeck
Road in Newbury Park (498-7737).
Website: http://www.prestopasta.com
MARGARI TA
East county winner
Don Cuco Mexican
Restaurant
West county winner
Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe
East county favorites
★ El Torito Mexican Grill
★ Cisco’s Mexican Restaurant
★ The Alamo Mexican Grill & Cantina
★ Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe
★ El Patio Restaurant
West county favorites
★ Casa De Soria
★ Margarita Villa
★ Acapulco Mexican Restaurant
★ El Rey Cantina
★ Money Pancho Mexican
Don Cuco Mexican Restaurants
Margarita lovers are flocking to
Don Cuco Mexican Restaurant in
Moorpark. Voted top margarita in the
east county by Star readers this year,
the margaritas at Don Cuco are an icy
delight of quality tequila, lime juice,
triple sec and mix.
Owner Gus Salazar says that the key
to the Don Cuco margarita’s great taste
is balance. “Our margaritas all have a
very good balance between the tequila
and mix ingredients,” says Salazar.
This allows flavors too meld well, and
to keep one flavor from overpowering
the others.
Margaritas at Don Cuco come in
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many different flavors and varieties.
Well-known for the classic flavor,
it also offers flavored margaritas.
Margaritas can be served shaken
with ice, on the rocks, blended with
ice (frozen margarita) or without ice
(straight up).
Don Cuco Mexican Restaurant
offers wonderful, authentic Mexican
cuisine served seven days a week in
a charming and friendly atmosphere.
With fresh ingredients acquired daily
and all meals cooked to order, Don
Cuco’s is a great choice for lunch or
dinner or for a catered event. The
fantastic Sunday Champagne Brunch
is not to be missed.
“It is an honor that our customers
went out of their way to vote us
number one,” says Salazar.
Don Cuco Mexican Restaurant is at
254 W. Los Angeles Ave. in Moorpark.
Information: 523-2261
Web site: http://www.
doncucorestaurants.com
Margarita Villa
Margarita Villa owners Makis and
Lynn Mikelatos have spent most
of their 32-year marriage together
at restaurants. Preferring to serve
customers nothing but fresh,
homemade entrees and soups, such
as Lynn’s “really spicy” Tex-Mex-
style tortilla soup and “really hot”
hot wings, the Mikelatoses revel in
creating just the right Margarita, even
breakfast dishes.
The “Traditional Cadillac,” which
includes a shot of Grand Marnier, is
just one from their extensive list of
Maggies. Though only fresh-squeezed
fruit juice goes into their house
Margaritas, half their punch comes by
their preparation: hand shaken,
not stirred.
Located at the Ventura Harbor the
Villa is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. all
week, Friday and Saturday until 10
p.m.
Website: http://www.
villaventuraharbor.com
MEXI CAN FOOD
East county winner
Lalo’s Mexican Food
West county winner
Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe
Full county favorite
★ Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill
East county favorites
★ Lupe’s Mexican Restaurant
★ The Alamo Mexican Grill & Cantina
West county favorite
★ Casa De Soria
Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe
Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe has been
serving up some of the most popular
Mexican cuisine in Ventura County
for more than 25 years. Yolanda’s
has been a success because of
the dedicated work of its owners,
restaurateurs Rod and Yolanda
Gietzen, and the friendly staff of
employees.
Yolanda’s uses no canned sauces,
only fresh ingredients served from
recipes that have been in the family
over the years.
“We serve quality Mexican food
that’s not overly spicy combined with
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relaxing,” said General Manager David
Mock. “We are dedicated to offering
the customer a nice, clean and
relaxing dining experience.”
Yolanda’s menu offers the popular
one, two, or three item combination
dinners that are served with rice and
beans. Fajitas, carnitas and chicken
or shrimp villa have all been on the
menu since the original opening.
Weekly dinner specials usually include
a seafood item that is served with soup
or salad.
For dessert, be sure and try the new
baked flan or fried ice cream.
With locations in Ventura (2753 E.
Main St.), Camarillo (86 Daily Drive),
Simi Valley (590 E. Los Angeles Ave.)
and Oxnard (1601 S. Victoria Ave),
Yolanda’s offers a convenient location
to anyone in Ventura County.
Depending on which location you
choose, the hours can vary.
Website: http://www.
yolandasmexicancafe.com
PI ZZA
Full county winner
Toppers Pizza Place
Full county favorites
★ Round Table Pizza
East county favorites
★ Chi Chi’s Pizza
★ California Pizza Kitchen
★ Lamp Post Pizza
★ D’Amore’s Pizza
West county favorites
★ Tony’s Pizzaria
ROMANTI C DI NNER
East county winner
Mastro’s Steak House
West county winner
Watermark Restaurant
East county favorites
★ Café Firenze
★ Tuscany iI ristorante
★ Barton’s Steak & Seafood
★ Secret Garden Restaurant
★ Boccaccio’s Restaurant
West county favorites
★ Aloha Steakhouse
★ Café Fiore
★ Café Zack
★ Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
★ Ranch House Restaurant
Watermark on Main
Watermark on Main owner Mark
Hartley believes that, without a doubt,
it’s the restaurant’s elegant ambience
that makes it a top spot for romantic
dining in Ventura County. With a
rich history that includes a stint as a
bank in 1927, Watermark has been
luxuriously restored to its original art
deco motif.
This, along with a sophisticated
menu, beautiful interior and extremely
professional staff, has inspired many
patrons to visit Watermark for special
occasions, including anniversaries,
birthdays, graduations, and even
engagements.
“We’ve had guests drop down on
one knee to propose marriage,” said
Hartley. “Everyone in the restaurant
applauds.”
Watermark on Main is at 598 E.
Main Street in Ventura.
Information: 643-6800
Website: http://www.
watermarkonmain.com
SALAD BAR
Full county winner
Toppers Pizza Place
Full county favorite
★ Souplantation
★ Marie Callender’s
Restaurant & Bakery
East county favorites
★ Gelson’s Markets
★ Whole Foods Market
West county favorites
★ Sizzler
★ Rusty’s Pizza Parlor
SALSA
East county winner
Sharky’s Woodfired
Mexican Grill
West county winner
Snapper Jack’s Taco Shack
Full county favorite
★ Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
East county favorites
★ El Torito Mexican Grill
★ Lupe’s Mexican Restaurant
West county favorites
★ Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe
★ Casa De Soria
★ Corrales Mexican Food
Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe
There are a number of things that
sets Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe apart from
the norm. For instance, when you first
enter the restaurant, you can’t help
but notice the beautiful and authentic
murals located on the walls.
However, one unique item that sets
Yolanda’s apart is its salsa bar.
“It gives the customer the choice
of picking and choosing between
our several different varieties,” said
Manager Mary Donlon. “It also gives
them the choice of spicing up their
dish.”
Each of the four Yolanda’s locations
has a salsa bar. The salsa is prepared
fresh daily. The most popular is the
house salsa. They start with fresh,
chopped tomatoes, cilantro and a hint
of jalapeño. That’s about as far as
Donlon would go with describing the
ingredients since it’s a secret recipe.
Customers purchase the house salsa
by the pint for their special occasions
at home or parties.
The salsa bar is rounded out by
tomatillo, habanero, chipotle and
quemada salsas. All have a unique
taste that sets them apart from each
other. For a special treat, ask for the
spicy bean dip salsa that’s offered on
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
With locations in Ventura (2753 E.
Main St.), Camarillo (86 Daily Drive),
Simi Valley (590 E. Los Angeles Ave.)
and Oxnard (1601 S. Victoria Ave),
Yolanda’s offers a convenient location
to anyone in Ventura County.
Depending on which location you
choose, the hours can vary.
Website: http://www.
yolandasmexicancafe.com
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Full county winner
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Full county Favorite
★ Subway
East county favorites
★ Togo’s
★ Italia Deli & Bakery
★ Panera Bread
★ Rhineland Deli
West county favorites
★ Danny’s Deli & Grill
★ Quiznos
Jersey Mike’s
In 1972 Peter Cancro was a high
school student in Point Pleasant, N.J.
He began working at Mike’s Subs at
the age of 14.
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When Peter was a senior in high
school, he overheard the owner of
Mike’s Subs discussing selling the
business. He thought to himself, “I
love the food, I love working in the
store, maybe I’ll buy the shop.” Pretty
ambitious for a 17 year old kid. Peter
approached his football coach and
said “Hey coach, Mike’s Sub shop is
for sale, and I’m interested in buying
it. Can you help me out?” It didn’t
hurt that his football coach was also
a banker. The football coach came
through for Peter, and backed his loan.
So, at the tender age of 17 — before
he was legally able to slice a sub
— Peter Cancro became the owner and
proprietor of Mike’s Subs.
Shortly after buying Mike’s, he
married his wife Linda, and they
opened a couple more local outlets
of Mike’s Subs. Peter expanded upon
the phenomenon of Mike’s Subs.
Teaching the crew to interact and talk
with the customer, to share a passion
for getting to know the customer. He
spent the next decade building on the
cult-like following that Mike’s Subs
already enjoyed. They would have
customers lined up out the door in
the summertime waiting to get the
authentic sub sandwiches that Mike’s
was famous for.
In 1987, Peter began franchising.
He changed the name from Mike’s
Subs to Jersey Mike’s Subs to capture
the authenticity of where the authentic
sub sandwich was born. Today, the
authentic taste — served Mike’s Way
with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, oil,
vinegar and spices — is available
nationwide. There are 11 locations
throughout Ventura County.
Website: http://www.jerseymikes.com
SEAFOOD
East county winner
Fins Seafood Grill
West county winner
Andria’s Seafood Restaurant
East county favorites
★ Pacific Fresh Seafood Grill
★ Sumo Japanese Restaurant
★ Blue Fin Grill & Sushi
★ Mastro’s Steak House
★ Oceanfish Seafood Market
West county favorites
★ Brophy Brothers Restaurant
★ Lure’s Fish House
★ Red Lobster
★ Eric Ericsson’s Fish Co.
★ Spencer Makenzie’s Fish Co.
Andria’s Seafood Restaurant
and Fish Market
Andria’s Seafood Restaurant and
Fish Market is located in the beautiful
Ventura Harbor Village. Well-known for
its original fish and chips, homemade
clam chowder and casual atmosphere,
it provides the freshest seafood
available, both in the restaurant and in
the market to take home.
Andria’s choices include salmon,
halibut, scallops, fresh lobster and
more, and it can be deliciously
prepared, whether you want it broiled,
baked, sautéed, charbroiled or deep
fried.
Enjoy the hustle and bustle inside or
the spectacular view of the harbor and
mountains from the heated patios.
It’s no wonder Andria’s has been
voted Ventura’s top choice for seafood
restaurant year after year.
Open at 11 a.m. for lunch and
dinner, seven days a week, Andria’s
Seafood Restaurant and Fish Market
is at 1449 Spinnaker Drive in the
Ventura Harbor Village.
Information: 654-0546
Website: http://www.andriasseafood.
com
STEAKHOUSE
East county winner
Mastro’s Steak House
West county winner
Aloha Steakhouse
Full county favorite
★ Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
East county favorites
★ Outback Steakhouse
★ Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood
★ Larsen’s Steakhouse
★ The Grill
West county favorites
★ Blank Angus Steakhouse
★ Outback Steakhouse
★ Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
★ Winchester’s Grill & Saloon
SUSHI
East county winner
Sumo Japanese Restaurant
West county winner
I Love Sushi
East county favorites
★ Tomadachi
★ Blue Fin Grill & Sushi
★ Cho Cho San Restaurant
★ Love Sushi House
★ Akio’s Sushi
West county favorites
★ Sumo Japanese Restaurant
★ Anaba
★ Masa-Sushi
★ O-Sabi Japanese Restaurant
Sumo Japanese Restaurant
Sumo Japanese Restaurant wishes
to sincerely thank Ventura County Star
Readers for voting Sumo the top Sushi
restaurant in the east county.
The restaurant has been featuring
innovative sushi in Southern California
since 2000.
Sumo Corp. operates 10 Japanese
restaurants in Ventura, Los Angeles
and Orange counties.
Sumo Japanese Restaurant highly
values the importance of providing
quality food and friendly service which
are the cornerstones of our philosophy.
Because of its tremendous buying
power Sumo can offer its customers
sushi at 50 percent off at the highest
quality. It operates its own warehouse
and distribution center allows it to
control and monitor its inventory.
Every inventory that comes into its
warehouse is carefully inspected by its
quality control management.
Sumo also would like to thank its
customers for voting us east county
favorites in the following categories:
Business Lunch, Seafood, Take-Out,
Dinner under $10 and Lunch under $7.
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by the accomplishment and it will
continue to do its best.
Sumo Japanese Restaurant is at
1714 Newbury Road, Suite C, in
Newbury Park (499-9977) and at
1730 S. Victoria Ave. in Ventura (650-
1122).
Website: http://www.
octopusrestaurant.com
Masa-Sushi
Founded in 1984 by Masa and
Yuko Tomimitsu, Masa-Sushi began
serving sushi ahead of the popular
trend and has kept up with the growing
popularity of fresh seafood in their
restaurant. Managed by his son Stan,
Masa Tomimitsu still reigns supreme
as the head chef and local celebrity.
Stan Tomimitsu says his family’s
eatery has thrived, welcoming three
and four generations of families and
many new customers each day.
Specialties of the house include
Japanese, sushi and vegetarian
entrees. A wide variety of handmade
rolls offer something for every palate,
including the Camarillo or Masa 3-Putt
rolls. Newer to the extensive menu is
a traditional Japanese ramen noodle
soup made with homemade stock, just
as other soups offered. Also handmade
are sauces and dressings used in
dishes.
The restaurant is family-friendly and
take-out is available. Reservations are
not accepted.
Masa-Sushi is open from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. for lunch Tuesday through
Saturday and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
for dinner Tuesday through Friday. On
Saturday, it is open from 5 p.m. to
10 p.m. for dinner. The restaurant is
closed Sundays and Mondays.
Masa-Sushi is at 63 E. Daily Drive in
Camarillo in the Las Posas Plaza.
Information: 987-1065
TAKE OUT
East county winner
Sharky’s Woodfired
Mexican Grill
West county winner
Presto Pasta
East county favorites
★ Sumo Japanese Restaurant
★ Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
★ Stonefire Grill
★ Panda Express
West county favorites
★ Panda Express
★ In-N-Out Burger
★ Snapper Jack’s Taco Shack
★ Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill
★ Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
Presto Pasta
All three Ventura County locations of
Presto Pasta are equipped to handle
take-out orders. The Camarillo location
has a drive-thru window for added
convenience.
“Actually, about 60 percent of
our business is take-out,” said Jeff
Schuberg, co-owner of the company
with his brother Ken. “Our food
travels well. Our staff does a great job
in packaging our food to go and the
containers we use are great for take-
out. Where else can you get a whole
wheat rigatoni with fresh marinara and
vegetable for around five bucks?”
Presto Pasta opened in Camarillo
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Presto Pasta can be found in the
county at 5722 Telephone Road in
Ventura (658-2898); 1701 Daily Drive
in Camarillo (445-7737); and 1025
Broadbeck Road in Newbury Park
(498-7737).
Website: http://www.prestopasta.com
THAI FOOD
East county winner
Exotic Thai Cafe
West county winner
Tipps Thai Cuisine
East county favorites
★ Fit 2B Thai
★ Cholada Thai
★ Sawasdee Thai Food
★ Pookie’s Thai Westlake & Kumo Sushi
★ White Elephant Thai Cuisine
West county favorites
★ Jasmine Thai Restaurant
★ Little Thai Restaurant
★ Sawasdee Thai Cuisine
★ Charn Thai Restaurant
Exotic Thai Restaurant
For lovers of extraordinary Thai food,
served in elegant surroundings by
cheerful and friendly wait staff, Exotic
Thai Restaurant in Newbury Park is the
restaurant of choice. With indoor and
outdoor seating, its casual atmosphere
makes it ideal for a family gathering,
romantic dinner or business luncheon.
Offering a dazzling array of
appetizers, soups and salads, as well
as curries, seafood, traditional Thai
noodle and rice dishes, Exotic Thai
has something for everyone. All meals
can be spiced to the individual’s
taste — whether mild, medium or hot
— and vegetarian versions of all dishes
are available upon request. Some of
the most requested customer favorites
include Pad Thai Noodles, Cashew Nut
Chicken and Thai Spicy Chicken.
Exotic Thai offers a full selection of
beers and wines and their delectable
desserts include Mango and Sticky
Rice and Coconut Ice cream.
Open for lunch and dinner, Exotic
Thai Restaurant offers a complete to-
go menu, as well as catering services
for your party or other special event.
Exotic Thai Restaurant is at 1930
Newbury Road, Suite 100, in Newbury
Park and is open Monday through
Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday
and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30
p.m. and Sunday from noon until 9
p.m.
Information: 375-0272
Little Thai Fine Dining
Little Thai Fine Dining is a family-
owned restaurant that prides itself on its
excellent staff that serves some of the
most authentic tasting Thai cuisine in
Ventura County.
“We serve authentic Thai food at
a reasonable price and we treat our
customers like royalty,” said Manager
Patrick Photien. “We don’t use MSG or
trans-fats in any of our dishes.”
In business for five years, the family
consists of Photien’s father, mother,
brother and sister along with five other
dedicated and friendly employees.
The restaurant specializes in steak,
seafood, roasted duck and lamb dishes.
For lunch, it offers an entrée served with
soup or salad, egg roll and rice for $7.95.
A happy hour with discounted drinks and
appetizers is available on Monday through
Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
For weddings, reunions, parties or
special events, ask about the banquet
room.
Little Thai Fine Dining is at 2500 Las
Posas Road, Suite D, in Camarillo.
Information: 445-1365
Website: http://www.littlethaifinedining.
com
VEGETERI AN FOOD
East county winner
Natural Cafe
West county winner
Nature’s Grill & Juice Bar
Full county favorite
★ Lassen’s Health Food Store
East county favorites
★ Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill
★ Whole Foods Market
West county favorites
★ Mary’s Secret Garden
★ Natural Café
★ The Farmer & The Cook Market
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Beach ....................................................................20
Bowling Alley........................................................ 21
Casino ................................................................... 21
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Comedy Club / Nightclub..................................... 23
Day Spa................................................................. 23
Golf Course ........................................................... 23
Hike ....................................................................... 23
Hotel...................................................................... 23
Park....................................................................... 26
Place to Chill......................................................... 26
Place to Take Visitors........................................... 26
Place to Spend a Day Off ..................................... 26
Radio Personality.................................................. 27
Radio Station ........................................................ 27
Sports Bar............................................................. 28
Trade School ......................................................... 28
Wine Bar ............................................................... 29
BANQUET HALL
East county winner
Los Robles Greens
Golf Course
West county winner
Poinsettia Pavilion
East county favorites
★ Rancho De Las Palmas
★ Four Seasons Hotel
★ Canyon Club
★ Westlake Inn Hotel
★ Elks Lodge
West county favorites
★ Wedgewood Wedding
& Banquet Center
★ Crowne Plaza Hotel-Ventura Beach
★ Ventura Beach Marriott
★ Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach
& Resort
Poinsettia Pavilion
Poinsettia Pavilion is thankful to
its clients for voting the location
winning meeting and banquet facility
in the west county in The Star’s 2011
Readers’ Choice poll.
The Pavilion has been Ventura’s
center for community events for more
than 53 years. With panoramic views
of the city and ocean, the aesthetically
pleasing nonprofit venue has rooms
to accommodate 20 to 300 guests.
A wide range of activities and events
take place on a regular basis for all age
groups from young children to senior
adults.
Children can attend groups like
Kindermusik, Martine Cotillions,
or Performance Theatre for Young
Artists. Active adults can exercise
with Jazzercise or join dance clubs
including Ventura Poinsettia Dance
Club, La Estrella, or Poinsettia Swing
Dance Club.
Service clubs such as Rotary of
Ventura East and Ventura Kiwanis
meet for lunch on a weekly basis. In
addition to nonprofit meetings and
events, Poinsettia Pavilion is available
for public events held as a fundraiser
for nonprofits. More than 20 nonprofit
organizations have received donations
from its clients when they scheduled a
private event at the facility.
Poinsettia Pavilion currently is
reserving for wedding receptions on
a limited basis pending availability
according to Carol Shiells, executive
director.
Information: 648-1143
Website: http://www.
poinsettiapavilion.com
Embassy Suites Mandalay
Beach Hotel & Resort
The 16,000 square-foot Banquet
Hall at Embassy Suites Mandalay
Beach Hotel & Resort can
accommodate between 450 to 500
guests and is a popular location for
indoor or outdoor weddings and special
events, according to Debbie Chicca,
director of sales and marketing.
“With the hotel located directly
on the property, it’s a great place for
weddings, retreats and reunions,”
she said. “We have so many different
options available to offer our guests.”
With ocean and island views, it’s
sure to make that special event a
memory that will last a lifetime.
Overnight guests can stay in one of the
248 spacious all-suite rooms Embassy
Suites has to offer.
Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach
Hotel & Resort is at 2101 Mandalay
Beach Road, Oxnard.
Information: 984-2500
Website: http://www.mandalaybeach.
embassysuites.com
BEACH
Full county winner
San Buenaventura
State Beach
Full county favorites
★ Surfers Point at Seaside Park
★ Hueneme Beach
★ Point Mugu State Park
★ Channel Islands National Park
★ Emma Wood State Beach
★ Pierpont Beach
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BOWLI NG ALLEY
East county winner
Harley’s Simi Bowl
West county winner
Buena Lanes
East county favorites
★ Brunswick Zone
West county favorites
★ Harley’s Camarillo Bowl
★ Ventura Bowling Center
★ Wagon Wheel Bowl
Harley’s Camarillo Bowl
Harley’s Camarillo Bowl has been
serving Camarillo and surrounding
communities for the past 46 years
as a premier entertainment, league,
tournament and recreational facility.
The family-oriented business offers
darts, billiards, arcade, snack bar and of
course, bowling, in a safe, comfortable
environment. Bowling balls, bumpers for
the wee ones and bowling shoes for a
nominal cost, are available.
Harley’s Camarillo Bowl is known for its
thrifty specials including: Buck-and-a-Half
Night, College Night, Quartermania, Senior
No-Tap tournaments, Family Nights, beer
specials at the full-service bar, and much
more, including bowling, billiard and dart
leagues.
It is at 305 Arneill Road in Camarillo.
Information: 482-0747
Web site: http://www.harleysbowl.com
CASI NO
East county winners (tie)
Morongo
Commerce Casino
West county winner
Chumash
East county favorite
★ Pechanga
West county favorites
★ Players Poker Club
★ Casino Knights
Chumash Casino Resort
The Chumash Casino Resort would
like to thank readers of the Ventura
County Star for voting it the top
casino.
The Chumash Casino Resort offers
gaming at its exhilarating best,
including an array of the most popular
slot machines and table games like
Blackjack and Poker. You can win
new cars and cash in one of its many
drawings. It features 2,000 slot
machines, table games and a poker
room.
For some of the best entertainment
around, visit the Chumash Casino
Resort’s Samala Showroom which
features intimate seating for 1,300
and hosts top headliner entertainers,
world championship boxing and
exciting monthly bingo events and
more.
You also can enjoy a stay in one of
its luxurious suites or spacious rooms
at the AAA Four-Diamond Chumash
Casino Resort Hotel and while you’re
there treat yourself at our world-class
spa.
The Chumash Casino Resort also
offers fine and casual dining options,
including the four-diamond rates The
Willows and the Creekside Buffet.
The Chumash Casino Resort is at
3400 E. Highway 246 in Santa Ynez.
Information: 800-248-6274
Website: http://chumashcasino.com
Player’s Poker Club
In business at the same location
since 1939, the Player’s Poker Club
on Ventura Avenue always has offered
a “social atmosphere in a friendly and
safe environment,” according to CEO
Bill “Wild Bill” Kracht.
The club is legal, licensed and open
to the public. It offers a variety of
games to suit the customer’s needs
and tastes.
The Player’s Poker Club is a great
place to have fun and relax while
playing your favorite table games.
Currently, the club is opened from
9 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week
to suit anyone’s schedule. In the near
future, the club will be moving to its
new location at 6850 Auto Center
Drive in Ventura.
The Player’s Poker Club is at 906 N.
Ventura Ave., Ventura.
Information: 643-1392
Website: http://www.
playersclubventura.com
COLLEGE/ UNI VERSI TY
East county winner
California Lutheran
University
West county winner
Ventura College
East county favorites
★ Moorpark College
★ Pepperdine University
★ Biola University
West county favorites
★ University of La Verne
★ Brooks Institute of Photography
★ Oxnard College
★ Santa Barbara Business College
★ Thomas Aquinas College
Ventura College
The Ventura County Community
College District began with Ventura
College as the first college in Ventura
County in 1925. It is located in
the City of Ventura with views of
surrounding mountains and the Pacific
Ocean.
The three public colleges serving
residents throughout Ventura County
— Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura
colleges — provide an open door to
higher education for nearly 35,000
students. Students can take advantage
of career technical education leading
directly to employment or choose
to transfer to four-year colleges and
universities.
Basic skills instruction is readily
available, as well as continuing
education for personal growth and
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Classes are offered days, evenings,
weekends, on campus and online,
with professional faculty committed to
teaching, learning, and providing an
engaging educational experience for
students. Exceptional staff, whether
it be in admissions, financial aid, or
other student service areas, are ready
to deliver the support students need as
they navigate toward their educational
goals.
Through the efforts of the Ventura
College Foundation, Ventura College
pioneered the “Ventura College
Promise,” the first community college
program of its kind in the state of
California and one of a handful in the
country.
This unique, award-winning program
pays first year enrollment fees at
Ventura College for qualifying Ventura
County high school graduates.
Emerging with just 100 students
in 2006, the program has grown to
benefit more than 3,000 students
today.
Ventura College is at 4667 Telegraph
Road in Ventura.
Information: 654-6400
Website: http://www.venturacollege.
edu
Moorpark College
Serving the community since 1967,
Moorpark College is located on 150
rolling green acres at the base of the
Simi Valley foothills.
Moorpark College consistently ranks
at the top in transfers to California
State University and the University
of California systems, with thousands
of students transferring or graduating
each year.
Working adults can earn an
Associate Degree in as little as 18
months through the Program of
Accelerated College Education. PACE
classes are taught through distance
education, evenings or weekends.
Moorpark College is at 7075
Campus Road in Moorpark.
Information: 378-1400
Website: http://www.
moorparkcollege.edu
Brooks Institute
Brooks Institute celebrates 65 years
of educating students in the visual
and media arts. With campuses in
Santa Barbara and Ventura, the school
offers bachelor’s degrees in fields
including professional photography,
visual journalism, film and graphic
design, and master’s degrees in both
photography and screenwriting.
Brooks also offers certificates
in digital cinema and wedding
photography. The school is accredited
by the Accrediting Council for
Independent Colleges and Schools.
ACICS is a national accrediting agency
recognized by the United States
Department of Education. Brooks does
not guarantee employment or salary.
Brooks Institute’s Ventura campus is
at 5301 N. Ventura Ave. in Ventura.
Information: 1-888-304-3456
Website: http://www.brooks.edu
Oxnard College
Oxnard College joined its sister
colleges, Moorpark College and
Ventura College, as part of the Ventura
County Community College District
in 1975 and is ideally situated near
scenic Pacific Ocean beaches.
Ranked among the top 100 colleges
awarding associate degrees to minority
students, Oxnard College offers
students an opportunity to enroll
in mentorship programs and utilize
training resources that fully prepare
them to compete for jobs in business
and industry.
Oxnard College’s pathway to
educational excellence results in
successful careers in culinary arts,
dental hygiene, dental assisting,
firefighting, emergency medical fields,
marine studies and more. If transfer to
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Oxnard College is at 4000 S. Rose
Ave., in Oxnard.
Information: 986-5800
Website: http://www.oxnardcollege.
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COMEDY CLUB /
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East county winner
Canyon Club
West county winner
Ventura Harbor Comedy Club
East county favorites
★ Borderline Bar & Grill
★ Flamme Restaurant
★ Sunset Terrace Restaurant
★ Headliners Comedy Club
West county favorites
★ Bombay Bar & Grill
★ Comedy Esquire
★ Ventura Improv Company
★ Candlelight Kitchen & Bar
Ventura Harbor Comedy Club
Ventura Harbor Comedy Club was
voted the Readers’ Choice Winner,
West County in the category of Comedy
Club.
According to Randy Lubas, co-owner
along with Andres “Andy” Fernandez,
the club brings world-class comedy to
Ventura County.
Fernandez has a 20-year career as a
comedian with countless appearances
in Las Vegas and has been featured
on TV. He’s also performed in Iraq
entertaining our troops.
Lubas has made 24 appearances
on national TV and, in addition to
comedy, he’s a writer, actor and
prides himself on his squeaky clean
performances.
“We are in the business of producing
fun,” Lubas said. “We love what we do
and love our customers. We provide a
distraction from the current times.”
Comedians including Ron White,
Shawn Wayans, Larry Miller, Jeff
Garcia, Anjelah Johnson, Bobby
Slayton and Dave Coulier, well-known
for his role as Joey Gladstone from the
ABC sitcom “Full House,” all have
made appearances at the club.
Ventura Harbor Comedy Club seats
200 guests and offers a full bar along
with catered sandwiches and snacks.
Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesday
through Friday. There are two shows
at 7 and 9 p.m. on Saturday and
one show at 7 p.m. on Sunday. The
admission price is $15, except for
special events.
The club will host its first comedy
festival set for Nov. 11 through 13.
Ventura Harbor Comedy Club is at
1559 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura.
Information: 644-1500
Website: http://
venturaharborcomedyclub.com
DAY SPA
East county winner
Four Seasons Hotel
West county winner
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
East county favorites
★ Coldwater Creek
★ Bella A’More Day Spa & Salon
★ Total Woman Day Spa
★ Massage Envy
★ John of Italy Salon & Spa
West county favorites
★ Day Spa of Ojai
★ Tre Jolie MediSpa
★ A Secret Place Salon & Day Spa
★ Yamaguchi Day Spa & Salon
★ Cara Mia
GOLF COURSE
East county winner
Simi Hills Golf Course
West county winner
Olivas Links
East county favorites
★ Los Robles Greens Golf Course
★ Moorpark Country Club
★ Rustic Canyon Golf Course
★ Sherwood Country Club
★ Lost Canyons Golf Club
West county favorites
★ River Ridge Golf Club
★ Buenaventura Golf Course
★ Spanish Hills Golf Course
★ Sterling Hills Golf Club
★ Ojai Valley Inn Golf Course
Simi Hills Golf Course
Simi Hills Golf Course — a
Ted Robinson-designed, par-71
championship golf course, owned
and operated by the Rancho Simi
Recreation and Park District — is an
outstanding choice for your next round
of golf.
Its tree-lined, rolling fairways and
plush greens offer challenge to golfers
of all skill levels. More than 50
bunkers and water features on eight
holes await your errant shots, but the
course is fair and fun for everyone.
In addition to 18 great holes of golf,
Simi Hills offers exceptional public
practice facilities, with a lighted
driving range and practice putting
green, as well as chipping and bunker
practice areas. Professional golf
instruction also is available in group
and private settings for golfers from
age 6 to 96. Its teaching professionals
utilize all of its practice facilities, as
well as on-course lessons.
Late afternoon Family Golf Hours are
available Monday through Thursday,
year-round, at discounted rates —
perfect for bringing the love of golf to
the next generation.
At Simi Hills, it strives to offer you
unparalleled service with outstanding
facilities to make your visit to an
exceptional golf experience.
Simi Hills Golf Course is at 5031
Alamo St. in Simi Valley.
Information: 522-0803
Website: http://www.simihillsgolf.
com
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Golf doesn’t get much better than
at Ventura’s two award-winning,
municipal courses. The sun gently
warms the players most days, while
they drive, chip and putt on undulating
greens among some of the state’s most
stunning mountain and sea backdrops.
Meanwhile, coastal breezes from the
Pacific Ocean, just a few miles away,
cool the courses as play heats up
under blue afternoon skies.
Olivas Links originally was designed
by William F. Bell and redesigned
by Forrest Richardson in 2008. The
6,818-yard Olivas Links features a
rolling links-style layout defined by
seaside grasses and natural habitat. It
is considered one of the Southland’s
most unique and challenging courses.
Golfweek Magazine named Olivas
Links one of the “Best Municipal
Courses in the Nation” in 2009-2010
and in 2008 as “Best New Courses“
The course also features a large
practice facility with PGA instructors
offering affordable golf lessons year-
round to players of all ages and
abilities.
Meanwhile, the more traditional
parkland-style design of the shorter
5,884-yard Buenaventura Golf Course
incorporates mature trees, subtle
undulations and rolling contours,
making it a shot maker’s delight.
Originally designed in 1932 by William
Park Bell and renovated in 2005,
stepping onto the course is like taking
a step back in time. Buenaventura is
rated “4 Stars” by Golf Digest “Best
Places to Play” and is considered by
many locals to be a hometown favorite.
Buenaventura Golf Course will be
featured in an episode of NBC’s hit
reality show, “The Biggest Loser,” on
May 17.
Olivas Links is at 3750 Olivas Park
Drive in Ventura.
Information: Olivas Links, 677-6770
Website: http://www.olivaslinks.com
Buenaventura Golf Course is at
5882 Olivas Park Drive in Ventura.
Information: Buenaventura Golf
Course, 677-6772
Websites: http://www.
buenaventuragolf.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.
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River Ridge Golf Club
River Ridge Golf Club offers two
championship golf courses along
with ideal playing conditions. Players
have a choice between the original
“Vineyard” course to the newer
“Victoria Lakes” course for play.
Each course has its own challenges
and variations and both courses offer
scenic ocean and island views.
Additionally, the club features a full
practice facility that includes a lighted
driving range along with two practice
putting greens.
To keep the course moving, River
Ridge maintains a pace-of-play policy
in which 18 holes of golf can be
played 4½ hours or less. The club is
owned by the City of Oxnard and is
open to the public.
River Ridge Golf Club is at 2401 W.
Vineyard Ave. in Oxnard.
Information: 983-4653
Website: http://www.riverridge-
golfclub.com
HI KE
East county winner
Wildwood Park
West county winner
Sycamore Canyon
East county favorites
★ Chumash Trail
★ Hummingbird Trail
★ Satwiwa Native American Indian
Culture
★ Corriganville Park
★ Happy Camp Canyon Park
West county favorites
★ Arroyo Verde Park
★ Serra Cross Park at Grant Park
HOTEL
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Embassy Suites Mandalay
Beach Hotel & Resort
East county favorites
★ Westlake Village Inn
★ Hyatt Westlake Plaza
★ Grand Vista Hotel
★ Residence Inn by Marriott
Westlake Village
West county favorites
★ Ventura Beach Marriott
★ Crowne Plaza Hotel - Ventura Beach
★ Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
★ Lavender Inn
★ Pierpont Inn
Embassy Suites Mandalay
Beach Hotel & Resort
Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach
Hotel & Resort is the only all-suites
resort located directly on the beach in
Southern California. With 248 spacious
rooms, the resort is an attraction to
both locals and visitors alike with its
central courtyard and pool area. The
resort is a great weekend getaway or an
ideal location for a business retreat or
reunion.
According to Debbie Chicca, director
of sales and marketing, the location of
the resort along with its ambience has a
lot to do with its continued success as a
Readers’ Choice winner for Hotel in the
west county for the third-straight year.
Located within the Embassy Suites is
Capistrano’s Restaurant that is well-
known for its variety of cuisine offered
by the expert chefs. The friendly staff
is determined to make your dining a
one-of-a-kind experience while being
served in a Spanish Mediterranean
styled motif.
For weddings, reunions or special
events, the 16,000 square-foot
Banquet Hall at Embassy Suites can
accommodate between 450 to 500
guests. The excellent and dedicated
staff has many options available to
make an indoor or outdoor wedding a
special memory that will last a lifetime.
Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach
Hotel & Resort is at 2101 Mandalay
Beach Road in Oxnard.
Information: 984-2500
Website: http://www.mandalaybeach.
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For a taste of Waikiki without flying
to Hawaii, stay at the Crowne Plaza
Ventura Beach. With refreshing salt air,
swaying palm trees and a spectacular
beachfront, the hotel is a great place
to vacation or conduct business.
The Crowne Plaza has 258 guest
rooms, many with ocean view
balconies. The only Ventura hotel on
the beach, it’s just two blocks from the
historic downtown area, an easy walk
for guests wanting to explore the city.
Hotel amenities include a heated
swimming pool, exercise room, same-
day laundry and dry cleaning, business
center and game room.
The Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach is
at 450 Harbor Drive in Ventura.
Information: 842-0800
Website: www.cpventura.com
PARK
East county winner
Wildwood Park
West county winner
Arroyo Verde Park
East county favorites
★ Ranch Santa Susana Community
★ Conejo Recreation & Park
★ Chumash Park
★ Thousand Oaks Dog Park
★ Conejo Valley Botanic Garden
West county favorites
★ Faria Beach Park
★ Marina Park
★ Foster Park
★ Serra Cross Park at Grant Park
★ Surfers Point at Seaside Park
PLACE TO CHI LL
East county winner
5 Dollar or Less Bookstore
West county winner
The Wine Closet
East county favorites
★ Ronald Reagan Presidential L
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& Museum
★ Gardens of the World
★ Starbucks
★ The Oaks
★ The WineYard
West county favorites
★ Serra Cross Park at Grant Park
★ Surfers Point at Seaside Park
★ Faria Beach Park
★ Ventura Harbor Village
★ Barnes & Noble Bookseller
PLACE TO TAKE
VI SI TORS
East county winner
Ronald Reagan Presidential
Library & Museum
West county winner
Ventura Harbor Village
East county favorites
★ Gardens of the World
★ Reagan Country Café
★ 5 Dollar or Less Bookstore
★ The WineYard
West county favorites
★ Ventura County Derby Darlins
★ Channel Islands National Park
★ Serra Cross at Grant Park
★ Watermark Restaurant
Ronald Reagan Presidential
Library & Museum
When company comes to town,
what better way to spend the day than
at the Ronald Reagan Presidential
Library & Museum? Sitting atop a
hill with panoramic views, it is one of
California’s most beautiful and unique
destinations.
In February more than 26,000
square feet of new, state-of-the-
art interactive displays opened to
the public. Integrating hundreds of
artifacts, most never before seen, with
dozens of interactive displays, visitors
get to experience 18 new, engaging
galleries.
Visitors to the Library can act in
a movie with Ronald Reagan using
green-screen technology, deliver
President Reagan’s inaugural address
on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, set
the table for a state dinner, discover
president Reagan’s economic policies
while playing six interactive games,
read the president’s handwritten diary
by digitally turning the pages, ride a
horse alongside President Reagan and
more.
Visitors also can walk onboard
the Air Force One airplane that flew
President Reagan and six other U.S.
presidents.
“The Reagan Library has always
striven to be a destination in Simi
Valley and Ventura County that
residents would be proud of to
bring their visitors and spend the
afternoon,” said Reagan Foundation
Director of Communications Melissa
Giller. “We thank the community for
giving us this honor.”
The Ronald Reagan Presidential
Library & Museum is at 40
Presidential Drive in Simi Valley.
Information: 577-4066
Website: http://www.
reaganfoundation.org
PLACE TO SPEND
THE DAY OFF
East county winner
Ronald Reagan Presidential
Library & Museum
West county winner
Ventura Harbor Village
East county favorites
★ 10-Minute Fitness
★ The Oaks
★ 5 Dollar or Less Bookstore
★ Chumash Park
★ Four Seasons
West county favorites
★ Olivas Links
★ Emma Wood State Beach
★ Faria Beach Park
★ River Ridge Golf Club
★ Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Ronald Reagan Presidential
Library & Museum
Looking for a fun and educational
way to spend the day, sure to please
all ages? Check out the Ronald Reagan
Presidential Library & Museum in Simi
Valley.
In February more than 26,000
square feet of new, state-of-the-art
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public. Integrating hundreds of
artifacts, most never before seen, with
dozens of interactive displays, visitors
can experience 18 new, engaging,
entertaining and educational galleries.
“Where else in Southern California
can you walk onboard an actual Air
Force One aircraft, act in a movie
with Ronald Reagan, call a Cubs
game and create a White House State
Dinner floral arrangement all in the
same day?” said Reagan Foundation
Director of Communications Melissa
Giller. “The Reagan Library provides an
engaging, fun and educational way to
spend your day.”
Visitors to the Library can act in
a movie with Ronald Reagan using
green-screen technology, deliver
President Reagan’s inaugural address
on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, set
the table for a state dinner, discover
president Reagan’s economic policies
while playing six interactive games,
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more.
“We thank the community for giving
us this honor,” Giller said.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential
Library & Museum is at 40
Presidential Drive in Simi Valley.
Information: 577-4066
Website: http://www.
reaganfoundation.org
River Ridge Golf Club
Two championship courses along
with stunning ocean and island views
makes the River Ridge Golf Club a
Readers’ Choice winner.
A friendly and helpful staff, along
with reasonable prices, is what gives
this public course a country club
feeling. River Ridge Golf Club is
the place to spend the day off with
friends enjoying the outdoors while
being challenged by either one of two
courses.
The club has a café along with a bar
and grill for lunch or a drink. A large
practice facility is available in addition
to a full-service pro shop which offers
golf instruction from PGA members.
The club is owned by the City of
Oxnard and is open to the public.
River Ridge Golf Club is at 2401 W.
Vineyard Ave. in Oxnard.
Information: 983-4653
Website: http://www.riverridge-
golfclub.com
RADI O PERSONALI TY
Full county winner
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Full county favorites
★ Tom Spence
★ Rico and Mombo
★ Mark And Brian
★ Trace Nealy
★ Ryan Seacrest
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Full county favorites
★ KVTA-AM, 1520
★ KCAQ-FM, 104.7
★ KCLU-FM, 88.3
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Full county winner
Cronie’s Sports Grill
Full county favorite
★ BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery
East county favorites
★ Fox Sports Grill
★ Magoo’s Sports Grill
★ The Dugout Sports Grill
★ Yankee Doodles
West county favorites
★ Rookees Sports Bar
★ Victoria Pub & Grill
★ Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
★ JJ Brewsky’s Restaurant & Bar
★ Pirates Grub & Grog
★ Ric’s Restaurant Bar & Grill
Cronies Sports Grill
Cronies Sports Grill is very proud to
be your top choice in Ventura County
for Sports Bar. For the past 20 years, it
has been the place to join your friends
and family for the best sandwiches,
hamburgers, buffalo wings and salads.
While eating, you can watch your
favorite sporting events on the big
high-definition televisions.
Cronies is famous for serving tap
beer in giant “smokin’ cold’ 20-ounce
schooners. Its staff says there is no
place on earth you can get a colder
beer. You have a choice of many beers
on tap, as well as a selection of bottled
beer, spirits and wine.
There are four Cronies locations
in Ventura County with breakfast
served daily at the Newbury Park
and Camarillo locations and at all
Cronies on weekends. You will love the
Breakfast Burrito and the Big Daddy
Omelet.
Patrons receive the highest
standards of quality and service, which
define the Cronies tradition. Cronies
definitely is a place you can feel
comfortable with friends and family,
while enjoying great food, fun times
and all at a reasonable price.
Cronies Sports Grill is at 2855
Johnson Drive in Ventura (650-6026),
370 N. Lantana in Camarillo (482-
5900), 2752 Cochran St. in Simi
Valley (583-9999) and the newest
location at 1620 Newbury Road in
Newbury Park (498-7888).
Website: http://cronies.com
J.J. Brewsky’s Restaurant & Bar
J.J. Brewsky’s of Camarillo has a
large selection of craft beers on tap
in addition to a full bar along with
various selections of wines in which a
customer can choose. It’s the largest
beer selection in the county. The
popular sports bar also employs a
friendly and knowledgeable staff.
J.J. Brewsky’s offers a happy
hour Monday through Friday from
3 to 7 p.m. with discounted drinks
and appetizers. Rides are available
to anyone in Camarillo through
Roadrunner Shuttle Service on Friday
and Saturday at no charge.
Appetizers, salads, Kobe burgers,
steaks, fish, chicken are just a few
of the items on the extensive menu.
Live entertainment from local bands is
offered on Friday and Saturday nights.
J.J. Brewsky’s Restaurant & Bar is at
2433 E. Ventura Blvd. in Camarillo.
Information: 482-5249
Website: http://www.jjbrewskys.com
TRADE SCHOOL
East county winner
Simi Valley Adult School
Cosmetology Program
West county winner
Lu Ross Academy
East county favorites
★ Professional Medical Careers Institute
★ Moorpark College
★ Simi Valley Cosmetology School
West county favorites
★ Pacific Coast Trade School
★ Academy of Somatics and Massage
★ Charter College
★ Technology Development Center
★ Santa Barbara Business College
Lu Ross Academy
Lu Ross Academy was founded in
Ventura in 1954 making it one of the
oldest beauty schools in California.
The school has career programs for
cosmetology, estheticians and make-up
artist. It is recognized as one of the finest
beauty schools in Southern California with
students from throughout Ventura and
Santa Barbara counties as well as Agoura,
Calabasas and Malibu.
Each student spends many hours
actually working on clients on the clinic
floor and in the full-service day spa. The
school’s goal is to provide the practical
training and experience necessary to
give its graduates fulfilling and financially
rewarding lifetime careers.
Its cosmetology course offers
instruction in hairdressing, color, cutting
and the secrets and techniques for
designing the total look of beauty and
balance. Its aesthetician students learn
skin care treatments, facials, anatomy,
microdermabrasion, chemical peels
and different body wraps. The make-
up artist program includes lessons in
straight makeup, high fashion makeup,
bridal makeup and how to work with
photographers, models and photo shoots.
Well-trained beauty professionals always
will be in demand. The academy’s job is to
build the student’s foundation, have them
pass the California State Board Exam and
start them on a successful career.
Lu Ross Academy is at 470 E.
Thompson Blvd., in Ventura.
Information: 643-5690
Web site: http://www.lurossacademy.
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Charter College
Charter College is a private,
independent college that follows a
dramatically new direction. It is neither
a liberal arts college, a university nor
a vocational school. Instead, Charter
College borrows certain elements
from each to create a unique and
innovative educational experience for
our students.
It offers an education that’s focused
on the student — their dreams, goals
and success. Charter College doesn’t
offer just an education, it offers an
opportunity to advance yourself and
provide the income, security and
stability you need and want.
Students will find educational
programs ranging from certificates
and diplomas that can be earned in
as little as eight months, to its Fast-
track Bachelors degree programs that
can be completed in only 30 months
— all in career-focused subject areas
such as Health Care, Criminal Justice,
Business and Accounting, Information
Technology and more. Programs vary by
campus location.
Charter College has locations in
Oxnard, Lancaster, Long Beach and
Canyon Country.
Information: 888-200-9942
Website: www.chartercollege.edu
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East county winner
The WineYard
West county winner
The Wine Closet
East county favorites
★ Bellavino Wine Cellar
★ Cornell Winery & Tasting Room
★ Wades Wines
★ The Vineyards
West county favorites
★ Ventura Wine Co.
★ Wine Lovers
★ Sheila’s Place Wine Bar & Café
★ Paradise Pantry
★ Weaver Wines
The WineYard
Wine enthusiasts like to try new
wines or sample the latest vintage from
their favorite labels, but until now they
had to trek to the wineries, rely on
wine clubs or buy blind.
No longer because at The WineYard
wine lovers can taste wines from Santa
Ynez to New Zealand without travelling
further than Thousand Oaks.
More than two years ago longtime
friends, Stacey Minar and Lisa Pearl,
gave up the corporate world, turned
their passion for wine into a business
and opened The WineYard. They found
an ideal location on Thousand Oaks
Boulevard and converted the existing
property into a stylish wine tasting
shop.
With more than 350 types of wine
in the store, The WineYard’s selection
is diverse and fun to browse. Wines are
displayed in wooden racks in the center of
the store, arranged by variety. Around the
perimeter, stylish bistro tables are set under
the windows and outside patio seating is
available as well.
The WineYard can be reserved for
private parties and celebrations. To see
a list of upcoming events and featured
wineries visit its Website.
The WineYard is at 1948 Thousand
Oaks Blvd. in Thousand Oaks.
Information: 230-2773
Website: http://www.WineYardinc.
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Auto Repair Shop .................... 32
Bank/Savings & Loan.............. 32
Barber Shop............................. 33
Boot Camp ............................... 33
Catering Company ................... 35
Chiropractor............................. 38
Contractor................................40
Day Care...................................40
Dentist......................................40
Dog Grooming..........................40
Dry Cleaner.............................. 41
Family Doctor........................... 41
Gym.......................................... 41
Hair Salon ................................ 41
Hearing Service ....................... 43
Hospital .................................... 45
Housecleaning Service............ 47
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Landscaping............................. 52
LASIK Surgeon......................... 52
Law Office................................ 54
Mortgage Company.................. 54
Moving Company ..................... 54
Optometrist.............................. 54
Personnel/Employment........... 54
Pest Control ............................. 54
Photographer ........................... 57
Plastic Surgeon........................ 57
Real Estate Company............... 57
Stock Brokerage ...................... 59
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Anacapa Animal Hospital in Ventura offers a wide-range of veterinary
services from annual vaccines and wellness care to advanced diagnostics
and surgical services. It was voted the west county winner for veterinarian.
ACUPUNCTURI ST
East county winner
Acupuncture Specialty Clinic
West county winner
Acupuncture & Wellness
Clinic of Jonathan Breslow
East county favorites
★ Natural Healthcare Center
★ Roland Ryf
★ David Lee Acupuncture
★ Acumen Health Clinics
★ Bruce Pendleberry
West county favorites
★ Lisa Wong
★ TRC Acupuncture / Integrative
★ John Eversen
★ Krystal Pearson
★ Acupuncture Speciality Clinic
Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic of
Jonathan Breslow
The Acupuncture & Wellness
Clinic of Jonathan Breslow, has been
serving Ventura County, in expanding
capacities, since 1985.
Objective results are what Breslow
specializes in. He provides those
results in a warm, caring atmosphere.
Deeply curative results are realized in
a wide range of health conditions in all
age groups.
Every patient has a right to
understand why they are suffering,
and what can be done to provide a
deeper curative resolution to their
health problems, not just temporarily
relieve symptoms. Breslow provides
an insightful and practical education,
so that each patient understands their
natural healing process.
The clinic is flexible to the financial
concerns of patients and has ways of
making successful treatment outcomes
affordable for just about anyone.
He offers a synthesis of the most
effective, fastest acting and safest
acupuncture techniques. The clinic
offers needle-free ear seed therapy
which accelerates treatment response.
The Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic
of Jonathan Breslow is at 350 N.
Lantana St. Suite 220.
Information: 383-0318
Website: http://www.breslowmed.com
AUTO REPAI R SHOP
East county winner
Rick’s Japanese Car Care
West county winner
DMC Transmission
East county favorites
★ Westlake Independent / Acura-Honda
★ Firestone Complete Auto Care
★ Gallardo’s Automotive
★ Tyler’s Auto Repair
★ William L. Morris Chevrolet
West county favorites
★ Williams Automotive
★ Bill Hahn’s Automotive
★ Fisher Martin Automotive
★ Adolfo Auto Care
★ Neighborhood Car Care
Rick’s Japanese Auto Repair
Thank You Conejo Valley for Voting
Rick’s Japanese Auto Repair the
Winner of Readers Choice in Auto
Repair.
We are family-owned and operated
and have been helping friends,
neighbors just like yourself with their
automotive needs for more than 25
years.
We offer all of our services at a fair
price usually 30 percent less than you
would find at a dealership.
All of our mechanics are 20-year
seasoned ASE Master Techs and work
on most vehicles. Feel free to bring
your vehicle in for an inspection
25 years in business..25,000 happy
customers...$25 oil change...
Rick’s Japanese Auto Repair is at 37
Taylor Court Thousand Oaks
Website: http://www.ricksjapanese.us
William L. Morris Simi Valley
Providing sales and service to
Californian’s since 1929, William L.
Morris Chevrolet in Simi Valley has
seen just about every trend come and
go in the automotive industry. This
year, VC Star Readers have voted the
Service Center as a Favorite among
auto repair shops.
“We operate 29 service bays onsite
attended by eight GM-Certified Master
Technicians and a dedicated technician
onsite to service and maintain RVs,”
said Service Director Dave Bodjanac.
“We service all imports and domestics
and have a special Corvette service
center to provide extreme TLC for
Corvette’s and their owners.”
A newly remodeled customer lounge
provides complimentary Wi-Fi, express
check-out, an exclusive rental fleet of
cars and a courtesy shuttle service.
The service department, which
also provides sales and parts, is open
from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays.
William L. Morris Chevrolet is at
1001 Cochran St. in Simi Valley.
Information: 426-5872
Website: http://www.morrischevy.com
Facebook: Wm L Morris Chevy Simi
Valley
Twitter: @MorrisChevy
BANK /
SAVI NGS & LOAN
Full county winner
Wells Fargo
Full county favorites
★ Bank of America
★ Chase
★ Santa Barbara Bank & Trust
★ Union Bank
★ Ventura County Credit Union
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West county favorite
★ Rabo Bank
Ventura County Credit Union
After 60 years, the Ventura County
Credit Union has learned what their
neighbors need — a reliable lender
they can trust. Ventura County Credit
Union has been here serving local
needs and stands ready to be part of a
strong future for Ventura County. The
credit union is not-for-profit, which
means rates will be low and you won’t
be squeezed for every penny from by
charging garbage fees. If you live, work
or attend school in Ventura or Santa
Barbara counties, talk to the staff of
the Ventura County Credit Union when
you need to borrow.
Information: 477-4000
Website: http://www.myVCCU.org
BARBER SHOP
East county winner
Supercuts
West county winner
Hank’s Barber Shop
East county favorites
★ A New Technique Salon
★ Fantastic Sams
★ Dick’s Cut & Style
★ Tapo Street Barber Shop
West county favorites
★ Smooth’s Barber Shop
★ Supercuts
★ Bernie’s Mens Haircutting
★ Scissors & Comb Haircutters
Dick’s Cut and Style
Family owned for 36 years, and
operated by Veronica Andrade and
her son Jesse Gutierrez for the
last 18, Dick’s Cut and Style has
the distinction of being the only
barbershop in Newbury Park.
Dick’s Cut and Style takes great
pride in their ability to meet the
barbering and styling needs of any
customer — whether it be old or new
techniques, short hair, long hair, or
anywhere in between.
Andrade enjoys providing expert
hair care to her customers — some of
whom have remained loyal to the shop
for more than 30 years — as well as
their children, grandchildren, and now,
great-grandchildren.
Located at 103 N. Reino Road in
Newbury Park, Dick’s Cut and Style
is open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and 8 a.m. to
6 p.m. Saturday.
Information: 498-9023
Scissors & Comb Haircutters
Unlike the fast and impersonal
way of some shops, Scissors & Comb
Haircutters is a throwback to the day
when a haircut was done the old-
fashioned way — with TLC.
Owned and managed by Mike
Stewart, the barbershop has been
in business for 50-years at the
same location. Stewart took over the
business when his grandfather, Hemie
Romero, passed away.
With seven full-time barbers on staff,
there usually is no waiting. The staff
is well-versed in all the latest styles of
cuts and, according to Stewart, about
98-percent of its business is male.
The team from Command Performance Catering is celebrating its 25th year of serving the community with
another win as the top Catering company in the east county.
Scissor & Comb still does the hot towel
and lather shaves. Senior discounts are
available.
“We are very family oriented,”
Stewart said. “We go the extra mile for
our customers and all of our barbers
take pride in what they do.”
Scissor & Comb Haircutters is at
680 N. Ventura Road in Oxnard, in the
Fremont Shopping Center.
Information: 981-1318
BOOT CAMP
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East county favorites
★ Hyperion Fitness
★ California Lutheran University Fitness
Boot Camp
★ Extreme Boot Camp Thousand Oaks
★ Hardcore Boot Camp
★ Mighty Fitness Boot Camp
West county favorites
★ Beachy Keen Bootcamp
★ Scarlett Strength & Conditioning
★ Get Cut Fitness
Ventura County Adventure Boot Camp
Ventura County Adventure Boot
Camp for Women was selected as the
Readers’ Choice Favorite, West County
Boot Camp category.
The camp takes a different approach
to exercising. It’s a unique fitness
program that will burn fat, gain
strength, tone the body and increase
a participates energy level along with
their self esteem.
This exclusive program was
developed by fitness expert Dr. John
Spencer and is now used by True North
Fitness owners Rob and Shannon
Yontz.
A participant receives a personal
fitness assessment prior to camp and
continues to receive ongoing fitness
guidance and nutritional education
to help a client reach their individual
goals.
“Our clients love us,” Shannon
Yontz said. “They stay with us because
they get results. We provide a positive
environment and expert coaching from
our well-trained and friendly staff.”
According to Yontz, exercises
vary each day but usually include a
combination of squats, push-ups,
lunges, jumping rope, lightweight
training, short distance running, hiking
and obstacle courses. Be prepared to
expect some “surprises” the trainers
might include.
All of the exercises are designed
to firm butts and thighs, flatten
stomachs, reduce body fat and provide
increased stamina.
Each boot camp has between 40
to 50 women with a variety of fitness
levels. A program is designed for each
individual and a camp is offered each
month.
“We are very touched to receive this
award,” Yontz said.
True North Fitness is at 6019-D
Olivas Park Drive, Ventura.
Information: 650-1239
Website: http://www.truenorthfitness.
com
CATERI NG COMPANY
East county winner
Command Performance
Catering
West county winner
DJ’s California Catering
East county favorites
★ Plug Nickel Restaurant & Catering
★ Green Acres Farm Market & Catering
★ Merlins Kitchens
★ Gino Trattoria & Catering Co
★ Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
West county favorites
★ Main Course California
★ Buenaventura Catering
★ Seasons Catering
★ Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet
Center
Command Performance Catering
Kirk, Danny, Executive Chef
Maya and the team from Command
Performance Catering want to thank
the readers for voting them the 2011
winning Catering Company in the East
County This also being our 25-year
anniversary in serving the community,
the staff wants to thank customers for
their loyalty and friendship.
“We are very grateful to have the
wonderful and amazing group of
planners, chefs, and staff working with
us who carry out our vision to exceed
all expectations, create unique and
memorable experiences, treat every
event as if it is the most important
and develop lifelong relationships with
our clients and friends who trust us
at some of most important times of
their lives,” said founder and CEO Kirk
Memoli.
Command Performance Catering also
thanks its exclusive venues throughout
Ventura and Los Angeles counties for
many wonderful years of partnership.
“We look forward to countless more
years of working together in producing
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ThankYouVentura County Readers
For voting us your favorite
Real Estate company for 2011I
Camarillo
770 Paseo Camarillo, St 100
Camarillo, CA 93010
P: 805-389-1919
Simi Valley
2585 Cochran Street
Simi Valley, CA 93065
P: 805-777-7117
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Oxnard, CA 93036
P: 805-643-3337
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quality events,” Kirk said.
“To all our private and corporate
clients, brides and grooms, venues,
entertainment and music industry
clients, non-profit organizations and
the Ronald Reagan Library Foundation:
We are looking forward to another 25
years of finding new and exciting ways
to serve you,” he said.
Information: 523-3232
Website: http://www.cpcatering.com
DJ’s California Catering
According to owner Doug Biggs, DJ’s
California Catering is special for three
things: excellent customer service, a
great menu and high-quality food.
DJ’s California Catering does
everything from wedding receptions to
corporate lunches to private parties.
Whatever the occasion, Biggs says, his
customers are given excellent value.
“We like you to feel that you’re getting
more than you paid for,” he said.
Themed parties are a favorite
among DJ’s clients. Choices include
a Hawaiian luau, a Mexican fiesta
or a big Italian dinner. It even does
barbecue. The company also does
drop-off meals for businesses and
private parties.
DJ’s has exclusive contracts with
several venues across the county,
including the Bella Victorian Vineyard
in Camarillo; Rancho de las Palmas
in Moorpark; the Scarlet Belle, a
paddlewheeler based in the Channel
Islands Harbor; and the Camarillo
Library, which has a banquet room.
Biggs describes his company as
one-stop shopping for his clients. In
addition to food, DJ’s provides wait
staff; a bar and bartender; and rentals,
such as chairs, tables and glassware.
For menus and more information,
visit its Web site.
DJ’s California Catering is in Ventura
at 2784 Johnson Drive.
Information: 850-0194
Web site: http://www.djscatering.com
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CHI ROPRACTOR
East county winner
Sommer Sports Chiropractic
West county winner
Stanley D. Jensen
Chiropractic Sports Center
East county favorites
★ Better Health and Wellness
★ Chiropractic Sports Institute
★ Michael Gene Willis
★ Boland Chiropractic
★ Goodman, Goodman & Goodman
West county favorites
★ Kalani Family Chiropractic
★ Advanced Spine & Sport Chiropractic
★ Coastal Chiropractic
★ Harer & Mortensen Chiropractic
★ Wilson Chiropractic Clinic
Sommer Sports Chiropractic
David Sommer of Sommer Sports
Chiropractic is thankful for all the
years he’s has been voted a favorite
and now a winner for the East County
chiropractor.
“This is a reflection of my entire
staff and their devotion to my clinic,”
Sommer said. “We’ve always tried to
stay ahead in healthcare by using the
best techniques in spine and sports
injuries. People know that many clinics
offer and use gimmick technology,
something we highly frown upon.”
Dr. Sommer’s knowledge of sports
injuries melds well with chiropractic.
“We are a hands-on clinic and not
a cookie-cutter practice,” he said.
“We work with you and your other
physicians to come up with the best
treatment for your condition.”
Dr. Sommer has been a team
physician for Simi and Grace Brethren
high schools, as well as treating many
professional and college athletes for
15 years. His closeness to sports
has recently led him to embark in a
new direction of sports concussion
management. Along with his Partner,
Gregg Hartman MD, they will be
opening sportsconcussionclinic.com
this spring to ensure the safety of
athletes participating in contact and
collision sports.
“This has been in the making for
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been a family business at the same location since 1961 and was voted a favorite Barber Shop this year.
two years and Dr. Hartman and I have
a strong affinity to youth safety,”
Sommer said.
Sommer Sports Chiropractic &
Sports Concussion Clinic is at 2345
Erringer Road, Suite 210, in Simi
Valley.
Information: 582-0007
Websites: http://simichiropractor.
com
http://sportsconcussionclinic.com
Stanley D. Jensen
Chiropractic Sports Center
Proud Camarillo native Stanley
Jensen has been serving Ventura
County in the chiropractic field for 34
years. His lengthy tenure in the city of
Camarillo has made it possible to treat
many loyal clients, their children and
even their grandchildren.
Jensen’s background is in sports
chiropractic, having worked extensively
with sports clients ranging from local
high schools like Camarillo High
School and Rio Mesa High School, to
retired NFL players and even rodeo
riders
He believes that his considerable
experience with sports related
chiropractic treatment also serves
him well when it comes to treating his
patients with non-sports related issues.
His philosophy is to treat the whole
person.
Many of the staff has been with him
for a number of years. “It’s actually
their award,” Jensen said, crediting
them with the honor. “They are so
dedicated to caring for our patients.
My staff is the best!”
Located in the Medical Building at
3687 E. Las Posas Road (next to the
hospital), Jensen Chiropractic offers
extended hours on Monday, Wednesday
and Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30
p.m., as well as Tuesday and Thursday
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday
from 8 a.m. to noon.
Information: 484-1990
Website: http://www.jensenwalkin.
com
Chiropractic Sports Institute
Serving the East County with
locations in Westlake Village and
Moorpark, The Chiropractic Sports
Institute specializes in helping the
active patient and athlete.
Since 1992 Dr. Terry Weyman
and his outstanding staff have
helped active people quickly return
to play. All three doctors have post
graduate degrees in Sports Medicine/
Chiropractic and hold Certified
Chiropractic Sports Practitioner
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Ventura
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Ray DeSiIva
CamariIIo
805-444-3848
Bob Dickran
CamariIIo
805-383-9199
Patti HeppIe
Wood Ranch
805.304.1502
LesIie Brown
Thousand Oaks
805-358-1203
Janet VanBibber
Simi VaIIey
805-443-1577
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CamariIIo
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Ventura
805-890-5845
Robbie Starr
Thousand Oaks
805-443-9429
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Simi VaIIey
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Simi VaIIey
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805.208.2043
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associated with professional teams
and work with local schools and
universities.
“At CSI our goal is to get the
maximum output out of your body so
that you can live and perform better
than you have in years,” says Weyman.
The Chiropractic Sports Institute
has two locations: in Westlake Village
at 2277 Townsgate Road, Suite 101;
and in Moorpark at 301 Science Drive,
Suite 100.
Information: Westlake Village, 371-
0737; Moorpark 531-1188
Website: http://www.gotcsi.com
CONTRACTOR
East county winner
Total Comfort Systems
West county winner
Fix It Fred Handyman Service
East county favorites
★ Advanced Solar Electric
★ DNA Construction Co.
★ Esa Electric
★ Tri Valley Five Star
West county favorites
★ Valley Painting
★ Lockwood Brothers Construction
★ Port Machinery Co.
DAY CARE
East county winner
Little Oaks School
West county winner
Las Posas Children’s Center
East county favorites
★ Princeton Avenue Preschool
★ Leap & Bound Academy
★ La Petite Academy
★ Little Dreamers Early Childhood
★ The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa
★ Pinecrest School
West county favorites
★ Peppermint Junction
★ Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
★ Little Tree Preschool
★ Noah’s Ark Preschool
Our Saviour’s Preschool and Day Care
Center
Our Saviour’s Preschool and Day
Care Center has been serving residents
of Ventura County for 28 years.
“I consider ourselves unique,” said
Patti Whitney, director. “I’ve seen kids
we’ve taken care of in the past now
bringing their children to us.”
The center has a long-term staff
along with support from the church. It
has an open-door policy and parents
are welcome to drop by anytime
and have lunch with their child. In
addition, the center offers family
activities that include a family picnic,
ice cream social and Christmas
program.
The center has both part-time and
full-time programs available. It offers
a nurturing environment with long-
time staff members that specialize in
academic programs along with weekly
chapel.
The center’s hours are Monday
through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30
p.m.
Our Saviour’s Preschool and Day
Care Center is at 905 Redwood St. in
Oxnard.
Information: 487-7300
Website: http://www.oslpreschool.
com
DENTI ST
East county winner
Ean Kleiger
West county winner
Rosewood Dental Group
East county favorites
★ Edward A. Chapin
★ Joe Cheng
★ Jon C. Ellison
★ Timothy S. Arnett
West county favorites
★ Bryan Fisch
★ David Satnick
★ Joel A. Goldenberg
★ Stacy Schmitt
DOG GROOMI NG
East county winner
Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa
West county winner
Aloha Dog Grooming
Full county favorite
★ Petsmart
East county favorites
★ Indiana Bones Temple of Groom
★ It’s Pawfect
★ Canine Castle
★ Waggins Tails
West county favorites
★ Happy Dog
★ Vickie’s Pampered Pet
★ Petco
★ Dee Dee’s Dog Spot
Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa
Described as a pet’s paradise for
relaxation, socialization or just sheer
enjoyment, the 32,000-square-foot
Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa is the
only boarding, grooming, training and
doggie day camp facility of its kind for
dogs, cats, birds and exotics.
Providing 24-hour care by a
professionally trained staff, pet owners
have that extra peace of mind knowing
Westlake Village Animal Hospital is
under the same roof. The Barkley
has an extensive list of pet amenities
which include luxurious suites
with private webcams, flat-screen
televisions, an 8,000-square-foot
indoor and outdoor play area, a heated
pool and even a stretch limousine for
pick-up and delivery.
The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa is
affordably priced with Serenity Suites
starting at only $44.50 a night. Pre-
paid discount packages are available
for frequent travelers, so one need
not be from “high-society” to afford a
room.
The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa
is at 31166 Via Colinas in Westlake
Village.
Infomation: 818-889-2275
Website: http://www.
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Aloha Dog Grooming
Aloha Dog Grooming wants to say a
big “thank you” to all its loyal clients
and readers of the Ventura County Star
for voting it the West County Winner for
the second year in a row.
The goal at Aloha Dog Grooming is to
give your pet the best possible grooming
experience in a relaxed environment
in the shortest amount of time.
Appointments are scheduled Tuesday
through Saturday throughout the day.
Your pet will be fresh and clean in
approximately two to four hours instead
of spending all day. Also available are
“straight-thru” appointments where
your pet exclusively is worked on.
In the comfortable waiting area, a
library of dog related books on training,
health and nutrition for your reference
can be found.
Aloha Dog Grooming is at 1076 E.
Front Street in Ventura.
Information: 643-4852
DRY CLEANER
East county winner
Tempo Cleaning
West county winner
Four Seasons Cleaners
East county favorites
★ Fazio Cleaners
★ Liberty Cleaners
★ North Ranch Cleaners
★ Alex the Tailor & Dry Cleaners
★ Joe’s Discount Cleaners
★ TLC Cleaners
West county favorites
★ Dry Clean Safari
★ Mandalay Village Cleaners
★ One Hour Martinizing
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Four Seasons Cleaners
What sets Four Seasons Cleaners
apart is not only it’s service and quality,
but most importantly, it’s investment in
the community.
“We are the only dry cleaners in
Ventura County that is so involved,”
said Sonny Shah, co-owner of Four
Seasons Cleaners. “It’s our company
philosophy. We want to give back to
the community where we make our
livelihood.”
For the last seven years, Four
Cleaners has been involved in a
community project called Coats for
Kids, collecting and cleaning more
than 30,000 jackets. They teamed
up with local charities, including the
Project Understanding, the Rescue
Mission and the Boys & Girls Club to
distribute the coats to Ventura County’s
needy.
Four Seasons also works with groups
redistributing prom dresses by cleaning
all the dresses free of charge. They
recently laundered 300 dresses for
Pacifica High School.
The Shah brothers opened Four
Seasons Cleaners 25 years ago in the
San Fernando Valley. But since 2001,
their focus has been Ventura County.
It’s the seventh year in a row that the
company has been named a Reader’s
Choice winner.
Four Seasons Cleaners is a full-
service cleaner, offering dry cleaning,
laundry, alterations and specializing in
wedding gown preservation.
Four Seasons Cleaners has three
locations, two in Ventura (1746 S.
Victoria Ave., Suite A, and 4020 E.
Main St., No. B 3-2) and one in Oxnard
at 2051 N. Rose Ave., No. 300.
Information: 654-8181
Website: http://
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FAMI LY DOCTOR
East county winner
Moorpark Comprehensive
Medical Group
West county winner
Phelps Medical Center
East county favorites
★ Alamo Hills Medical Group
★ Arroyo Oaks Medical Group
★ Moorpark Comprehensive Med Group
★ Jonathan Kurohara
★ Kaiser Permanente
West county favorites
★ Robert Garrison
★ Kaiser Permanente
★ Brent Street Family Practice
★ Warwar Medical Group
★ Channel Islands Family Medical
GYM
East county winner
24-Hour Fitness
West county winner
Mavericks Gym
Full county favorite
★ Gold’s Gym
East county favorites
★ Total Woman Health & Fitness
★ Oakridge Athletic Club
★ Spectrum Clubs
★ YMCA
West county favorites
★ True North Fitness & Health
★ Physique
★ Bally Total Fitness
★ Pierpont Racquet Club
HAI R SALON
East county winner
A New Technique Salon
West county winner
Michael Kelley Salon & Day
Spa
East county favorites
★ Cleo Hair Salon Indulgence &
Medispa
★ Bella A’More Day Spa & Salon
★ Salon Rouge
★ John of Italy Salon & Spa
West county favorites
★ A Secret Place Salon & Day Spa
★ Pin-Ups Hair Design
★ Architexture
★ Bellissima Salon
★ Fantastic Sams
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professionalism and continuing
education of his staff as one of the
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reasons A New Technique Salon has
been a Readers Choice winner for the
past 10 years.
Originally established by Miller’s
parents in 1975, A New Technique
Salon has stayed on top of hair trends
by requiring its employees to take
intensive training and classes each
year in New York City.
The Miller family also brings top
Redken educators into the salon
throughout the year to provide
additional training and up-to-date
resources to its hairdressers. All of A
New Technique’s stylists are experts
in both cut and color and make
communicating with their clients a top
priority.
“The level of knowledge that the
staff has is really incredible and that
makes me proud of the work that
comes out,” says Miller.
The salon owners also are very active
in the community and involved with
charities such as Locks of Love and
various Kiwanis groups.
All new clients will receive 20
percent off their first visit. Call to
schedule a free consultation.
A New Technique Hair Salon is at
1970 Sequoia Ave., Suite 2 in Simi
Valley.
Information: 527-8585
Website: http://www.
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HEARI NG SERVI CE
East county winner
Decibel Hearing Service
West county winner
Costco Wholesale
East county favorites
★ Costco Wholesale
★ Harmony Hearing Center
West county favorites
★ HEARx West
★ Acoustic Hearing Aids
★ Hearing Impaired Hotline
★ Ventura Hearing Center
Decibel Hearing Services
Decibel Hearing Services provides a
variety of hearing healthcare services
in Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks.
John Howard / Special to The Star
St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard is the largest acute
healthcare organization serving Ventura County. For nearly 100 years the
hospital has been providing compassionate healthcare services to county
residents. This year it has been voted a favorite Hospital in the west county.
Dr. Ellen Baker, owner and operator,
is a nationally certified, state-licensed
doctor of audiology and hearing aid
specialist.
Highly educated, she has received
a bachelor’s degree in speech and
hearing sciences, and a masters and
doctorate of audiology.
With more than 25 years of in the
field, Dr. Baker brings a wealth of
knowledge and experience to every
client.
Dr. Baker’s goal is to provide the
best possible hearing care, based
upon the patient’s individual needs.
The center provides services related
to evaluation, rehabilitation and
prevention of hearing impairment.
In addition to hearing aid sales and
service, Decibel Hearing Services
provides hearing assessments
and rehabilitation, education and
counseling services for all ages.
They also fit and dispense the latest
technology in digital hearing aids and
related assistive-listening devices to
suit all types of hearing loss, life styles
and budgets
Dr. Baker and staff are concerned
about each patient and recommend
solutions to fit your lifestyle and
situation.
“My clients are like family to me,”
Baker said. “I’ve had many of them for
years, and they keep coming back.”
Decibel Hearing Services is at 415
E. Rolling Dr., Suite 190, in Thousand
Oaks, and at 1687 Erringer Road,
Suite 102, in Simi Valley. .
Information: Thousand Oaks, 449-
2380; Simi Valley, 584-3327
Website: http://www.decibelhearing.
com
HEARx West
HEARx West is a widely respected
hearing care company with more than
35 locations in southern California and
over 175 centers in the U.S.
All hearing care centers have
licensed audiologists on staff, utilizing
advanced computerized testing
equipment to ensure that each patient
receives accurate testing and optimum
hearing aid fit and performance.
HEARx West offers the latest
innovations in hearing aids in all sizes
and levels of technology to meet your
hearing needs and budget, a warranty
on all hearing aids, attractive financing
options and hearing education classes.
HEARx West has locations in
Camarillo, Ojai, Thousand Oaks and
Ventura.
Information: 877-714-2828.
Website: http://www.hearusa.com
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Acoustic Hearing Aids
The staff at Acoustic Hearing Aids
understands how important your
hearing is to you. By choosing Acoustic
Hearing Aids to digitally correct and
enhance your hearing, you will be
working with owner Ron Roberts,
who has successfully fit thousands of
instruments.
It is the factory-authorized dealer
for Phonak, Starkey, Widex, ReSound,
Unitron, Siemens, Rexton, Oticon and
Sonic.
Acoustic Hearing Aids is locally
family-owned and operated, not a
franchise that can come and go.
Since Roberts is the owner, rest
assured, you’ll be taken care of with
lifetime service, adjustment and
cleanings.
Acoustic Hearing Aids has two
locations to serve you, in Camarillo
at 2412 N. Ponderosa Drive (482-
1104) and in Oxnard at 3663 W.
5th St. (444-5767). The Camarillo
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the Oxnard location is by appointment
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Website: http://www.
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East county winner
Los Robles Hospital &
Medical Center
West county winner
Community Memorial
Hospital
East county favorites
★ Simi Valley Hospital
★ Los Robles Hospital Rehab Center
★ Los Robles Surgicenter
★ Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital
★ Kaiser Permanente
West county favorites
★ St. John’s Regional Medical Center
★ Community Memorial Hospital
Centers for Family Health
★ St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital
★ Ventura County Medical Center
Community Memorial Hospital
Community Memorial Health System
is ready to embark on a new mission,
one that can only be accomplished as
a collaborative effort with the great
help of the community.
Following extensive study and
research with physicians, staff,
professional advisors and community
leaders, the board of trustees and
administration of Community Memorial
Health System is undertaking two
important projects that will expand and
enhance healthcare services at both
the Ventura and Ojai hospitals. A new
hospital is planned for Ventura that
will meet the existing and emerging
needs of patients and their families,
while we undertake the modernization
of the Ojai Valley Community Hospital.
These projects are needed to meet
a state seismic mandate, but more
importantly, they are needed to
update facilities so that our healthcare
professionals are able to practice
modern medicine, in modern facilities,
that will benefit the residents of the
communities we serve.
Community Memorial Health
System’s administration, board of
trustees, medical staff and employees
are deeply committed to providing the
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highest quality healthcare to friends
and neighbors throughout Ventura
County. Superb medical facilities play
an extremely important role in our
quality of life, ranking alongside other
factors such as housing, employment
opportunities, effective education, and
cultural and social life. It is honored
to be a cornerstone of this community,
having provided more than a century of
noble service.
Community Memorial Hospital is at
147 N. Brent St. in Ventura.
Information: 652-5011
Website: http://www.cmhshealth.
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Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital
The Thousand Oaks Surgical
Hospital is committed to extraordinary
care, clinical excellence and
exceptional patient satisfaction.
The 50,000-square-foot hospital was
opened in 2005 as a joint partnership
of 46 local physicians and Cirrus
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surgical care, the hospital’s quality
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its consistently being ranked second
in California for overall patient
satisfaction, based on industry and
consumer group surveys.
The unique facility and staff
provide a hospitality-inspired, healing
environment where surgical inpatients
are afforded private rooms with
many amenities that include in-room
accommodations and meals for the
patient’s families and visitors, too.
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401 E. Rolling Oaks Drive in Thousand
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Information: 777-7750
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St. John’s Regional Medical Center
St. John’s Regional Medical Center in
Oxnard is the largest acute healthcare
organization serving Ventura County.
For nearly 100 years the hospital
has been providing compassionate
healthcare services to the residents of
Ventura County.
Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy
its goal is to provide and promote
the physical, emotional and spiritual
wellbeing to patients and their families.
With 265-beds St. John’s offers all
private rooms along with a network of
more than 600 qualified physicians
all deeply committed to providing
the patient with quality healthcare.
The hospital is also equipped with
an emergency room that operates 24
hours a day along with a 23-bed acute
care rehabilitation facility.
According to Rita O’Connor, director
of communications, St. John’s has
been rated superior for survival rates
in coronary bypass surgery along
with being a Center for Excellence in
bariatric weight loss surgery.
“Being voted as a favorite is an
incredible honor,” O’Conner said.
“To be recognized by the community
for providing our outreach service is
amazing.”
In the future, St. John’s has an
emphasis on continuing to create
programs that are known to provide a
healing environment to patients with
compassion and dignity, she said.
St. John’s Regional Medical Center is
at 1600 N. Rose Ave., Oxnard.
Information: 988-2500
Website: http://www.stjohnshealth.org
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Centers for Family Health
The nine Centers for Family Health
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exceptional medical care to more than
200,000 patients. Located in Oxnard,
Ventura, Oak View, Cam
arillo, Santa Paula and Fillmore, the
Centers are staffed by board-certified
physicians and compassionate medical
professionals-many who are bilingual-
who provide a large array of services
including family practice, pediatrics
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state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment
including X-ray, EKG and ultrasound
testing machinery. Moreover, several of
the Centers also provide urgent medical
care and educational and counseling
services. All Centers provide patient’s
access to specialists located within our
health system.
Information: 585-3090
Website: http://www.cmhshealth.
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Ventura County Medical Center
“We are honored to receive this
recognition from the community,” said
Robert Gonzalez, MD, director of the
Health Care Agency. “We are proud
of the dedication and quality care
provided to all of our patients and their
families by our wonderful doctors,
nurses, and staff.”
Ventura County Medical Center has
208 beds and a 24-hour emergency
room. Some of the services provided
include an intensive care unit, a
cardiology department, a pediatric
specialty care unit and a neonatal
intensive care unit. VCMC is the
designated trauma center for west
Ventura County.
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3291 Loma Vista Road in Ventura.
Information: 652-6000
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East county favorites
★ Maid in America House Cleaning
★ The Maids
★ Adella’s Housecleaning
West county favorites
★ Maid Brigade
★ Fame Systems
Merry Maids
Providing quality house cleaning
services, satisfaction guaranteed,
Merry Maids has once again been
voted as Star readers’ choice
countywide
for house cleaning services.
Merry Maids has friendly and
competent uniformed staff and
customer satisfaction is a priority.
Nationally recognized and bonded
and insured, its teams take a personal
interest in maintaining your home to
the highest standards.
Merry Maids is a proud partner with
Cleaning for a Reason, which cleans
homes, free of charge, for women with
cancer.
Merry Maids has offices throughout
Ventura County.
Information: 339-0038
Website: http://MerryMaidsVentura.
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Molly Maid
Are you pressed for time like
everyone else? Do you need the
weekend to decompress from the
stress of the pass week? If so,
housecleaning is probably the last
thing on your mind when the weekend
finally arrives.
Why not give yourself a break and
turn the job over to the trusted and
competent Molly Maid of Ventura
The 32,000-square-foot Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa is the only boarding, grooming, training and doggie day camp
facility of its kind for dogs, cats, birds and exotics. It has been voted the east county winner for Dog Grooming.
County and enjoy a relaxing and
carefree time off.
“We are consistent in our cleaning,”
said Elva Correa. “We do a good job.”
Molly Maid is synonymous with
housecleaning and is backed by
an established company that has
guaranteed your satisfaction for more
than 25 years. Molly Maid is the most
trusted name in housecleaning and at
a reasonable price.
Information: 684-7328
Website: http://www.mollymaid.com/
local-house-cleaning/ca/santa-barbara-
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East county winner
Vicki Blakeman Interior
Design
West county winner
Cheryl Collins Signature
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East county favorites
★ Gail Claridger Interior
★ Lifestyles Interior Design
★ Burnett Design Group
★ Dream House Interiors
West county favorite
★ Anderson Kulwiec Architects
Vicki Blakeman Interior Design
Vicki Blakeman is honored to be
selected an East County winner every
year since 1996. She credits this
achievement to a talent for getting
in “mental sync” with client needs,
then combining their ideas with her
inspiration and experience. The end
result is spaces that work as well
as they look, which makes for very
satisfied customers — both residential
and commercial.
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interiors carefully, blending creativity
meticulous planning and solid
technical knowledge. Projects range
from furnishing/decorating a single
room, to complete interior remodels.
Typical of the firm’s work are a large
house remodel and furnishing project
in Westlake Village, a new dental suite
in Thousand Oaks and a kitchen/family
room update in Oak Park.
Readers are encouraged to see
examples, especially Before and After
makeovers, in “Portfolio” on her
website.
Prior clients who return for new work
are a particular source of pleasure
for Blakeman. People who are happy
enough with your work to want more of
it (when they move, want to add other
areas etc) are the greatest, she adds.
We’ve had six of these “old friends”
come back to us just this year.
Information: 496-6222 or vbid1@
yahoo.com
Website: http://www.
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Cheryl Collins Signature Style
On Main Street in Ventura is a little
hidden jewel called Cheryl Collins
Signature Style. Cheryl Collins, owner
and interior designer, is elated to be
honored for her work.
Collins takes on many jobs — no job
is too big or small. Effortless elegance
awaits inside the store. With a sort of
eclectic chic sophistication, shoppers
from Hollywood to Conejo Valley to
Santa Barbara, can find anything from
ornate picture frames to elaborate
antique pieces modernized. Rich
textures and luscious fabrics create a
warm and inviting atmosphere. Collins’
work is an appealing mix of traditional
and modern, masterfully done.
Throughout her 24-year career,
Collins traveled the path of retail
design with numerous galleries.
She has been featured in various
publications and received nationwide
awards, which gave Collins a new
level of expertise in commercial and
residential design as well as a unique
style and versatility. Collins prefers to
design “a room at a time,” but there
are no limits to what she can create
given any budget or footage, be it a
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Cheryl’s many creative themes and
components include: Space planning,
furniture, flooring, paint, accessories,
makeovers, staging for sale, upholstery,
window treatments, and kitchen and
bath designs.
Cheryl Collins Signature Style’s store
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Information: 479-7777
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East county winner
Enhanced Landscape
Management
West county winner
Scarlett’s Landscaping
East county favorites
★ Ecology Landscape
★ D Best
★ Green Horizon Landscaping
★ Landscapes by Jeffery
★ Larsen Landscaping Construction
★ Swink’s Creations
West county favorites
★ CJ Vandergeest Landscape Care
★ Blooming Gardens
★ Cano’s Landscaping & Masonry
★ Chilcutt Landscaping
Scarlett’s Landscape
Scarlett’s Landscape Inc. is a family-
owned and operated landscaping
company serving Ventura and Santa
Barbara counties.
Run by the experienced father and
son team of Tom and Jeremy Scarlett,
it is committed to providing affordable
and professional landscaping services
to all Ventura County and Santa
Barbara residents and businesses.
What began as a simple ad for
yard cleanup in the Penny Saver
has grown into a reputed full-service
landscaping firm providing design,
build, and maintenance services for all
residential, commercial and municipal
properties.
Scarlett’s Landscape has been
serving Ventura County and Santa
Barbara for more than 30 years and
has thousands of satisfied customers
and multiple projects available for
viewing. Through hard work, follow
through and honest communication, it
strives to exceed your expectations and
make your outdoor living dreams come
true.
Some of its specialties include:
‘smart’ irrigation, segmented retaining
walls, estate and commercial
maintenance, integrated design, LED
lighting, artificial turf, water features,
fences and patio covers and much
more.
For more information on the team,
its mission and its past projects, visit
its website or, to see its projects in
process, stop by its Facebook page.
Receive a free design consultation
when you mention this write-up.
Scarlett’s Landscape is at 2476
Palma Drive, Suite C, in Ventura.
Information: 642-3002
Website: http://scarlettslandscaping.
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Facebook: Scarlett’s Landscape, Inc
LASI K SURGEON
East county winner
Khanna Institute of LASIK
West county winner
Dougherty Laser Vision
West county favorites
★ Shapiro Laser Eye Center
★ Michael T. Ragen
★ John Davidson
Khanna Institute of LASIK
The Khanna Vision Institute provides
quality vision correction solutions in
the East County.
Dr. Rajesh Khanna, M.D., is the lead
ophthalmologist and has perfected the
art of refractive surgery through years
of research, training and experience.
As an experienced ophthalmologist
and LASIK surgeon, he has been
recognized as one of the nation’s
leading laser vision correction eye
surgeons, and he is a member of the
UCLA medical staff.
Dr. Khanna and staff strive to
provide all of their patients with
individualized, state-of-the-art eye
treatment with compassion and
dignity. Excellent patient care is Dr.
Khanna’s primary goal. He strives to
utilize the most advanced techniques
to increase the safety and efficacy of
vision corrective procedures.
As one of the pioneers of laser
vision correction in all its forms, eye
scanning and eye tracking software
like Wavefront and Custom LASIK,
as well as the painless, ultra-small
incision cataract surgery, Dr. Khanna
keeps safety and efficacy in mind with
Designed as an advanced setting for surgical care, Thousand Oaks Surgical
Hospital’s quality of care and service is evidenced by its consistently
being ranked second in California for overall patient satisfaction, based
on industry and consumer group surveys. It has been voted an east county
favorite for Hospital.
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By using all of the most advanced
vision correction techniques,
his patients feel confident and
comfortable. He not only has
experience with thousands of vision
correction surgeries, but he also
trains and educates many new
ophthalmologists each year.
Call today for your free LASIK
consultation.
The Khanna Vision Institute is
at 179 Auburn Court, Suite 1, in
Westlake Village.
Information: 877-254-2662
Website: http://www.khannainstitute.
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Dougherty Laser Vision
There are an overwhelming number
of options when it comes to vision
correction surgery. Ask anyone in the
healthcare community in Ventura
County and they trust their eyes with
Dr. Paul Dougherty. His goal is not to
do LASIK on just anyone that comes
through his door, but rather focus
specifically on what is best for the
patient. Dougherty Laser Vision offers
a full range of correction options
including: traditional and custom
(wavefront-guided) LASIK, Implantable
Contact Lenses (ICLs), and Intraocular
Lenses (IOLs). What this does is
ensure you will receive the most
appropriate, individualized treatment
possible with the best possible
outcome.
Dr. Dougherty is among the nation’s
most experienced and respected vision
correction surgeons. He attended
UCLA Medical School where he
graduated first in his class, which
led to his residency at UCLA’s Jules
Stein Eye Institute. He then did his
fellowship at the prestigious Phillips
Eye Institute in Minneapolis, where Dr.
Dougherty trained with vision surgery
pioneer Dr. Richard Lindstrom.
He became one of the first
ophthalmologists in the nation to
experience LASIK first-hand when he
had his own eyes done in 1997. Since
then, he has had perfect vision in
both eyes, without corrective lenses.
Because of this, he can put himself
in the patient’s shoes, relate to their
concerns and treat their eyes as if they
were his own.
He invites you to “see” for yourself
and find out what procedure is best for
you. Consultations are complimentary.
Dougherty Laser Vision is at 1821
Daily Drive in Camarillo.
Information: 987-5300
Website: www.doughertylaservision.
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LAW OFFI CE
East county winner
Manfredi Levine Eccles Miller
West county winner
Nordman Cormany Hair &
Compton
East county favorites
★ Huber Law Offices
★ Debra J. Kay
★ Miller-Ginsburg Law Offices
★ Patricia Mann Law Office
★ Richard M. Hoefflin
West county favorites
★ Myers Widders Gibson Jones
★ Gary W. Norris Law Office
★ Norman Dowler
★ Edsall & Norris
★ Ferguson Case Orr Paterson
MORTGAGE COMPANY
East county winner
CFC Mortgage
West county winner
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
East county favorites
★ Thousand Oaks Mortgage
★ First Rate Financial Group
★ RPM Mortgage
★ Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
★ Bank of America
★ On Q Financial
West county favorites
★ Guild Mortgage Co
★ CFC Mortgage Bankers
★ Landmark Financial Service
Thousand Oaks Mortgage
Thousand Oaks Mortgage would
like to thank the Ventura County Star
readers for voting for us. Because of
you we have been voted East County’s
Favorite Mortgage Company three
years in a row. All of our mortgage
planners are hand selected and very
well trained. Each one must qualify
based on: their reputation for integrity,
honesty, knowledge, and providing the
highest service levels possible to our
clients.
We are confident you will be pleased
with our help and our services. More
importantly, we are committed to your
family’s needs and to selecting the
right financial choice.
Thank you again Ventura County.
Information: 480-9222
Website: http://www.
thousandoaksmortgage.net
MOVI NG COMPANY
East county winner
Dynamic Delivery
West county winner
Meathead Movers
East county favorites
★ Advanced Moving
West county favorites
★ Sheeler Moving & Storage
★ Hilford Moving & Storage
★ Starving Students
★ Bekins Moving & Storage
OPTOMETRI ST
East county winner
Nelson Murata Optometric
Corp.
West county winners (tie)
Michael Freeland
Robert L. Pazen
East county favorites
★ Costco Wholesale
★ Lynn Eye Medical Group
★ Sam Shields & Associates
★ Lenscrafters
West county favorites
★ Family Vision Center
★ Marty Schneider
★ Ona Shiroyama
PERSONNEL/
EMPLOYMENT
Full county winner
Apple One Temporary
Employment Service
East county favorites
★ Barrington Staffing Service
★ Select Staffing
★ Volt Services Group
West county favorites
★ Volt Services Group
★ Aerotek
★ Employer Services Group
PEST CONTROL
East county winner
M & M Termite & Pest Control
West county winner
Hydrex Pest Control Co.
East county favorites
★ Cragoe Pest Service
★ Orkin
★ Summit Termite & Pest Control
★ Carter’s Pest Control
★ Sentry Termite & Pest Control
★ Zwaag Termite Control
West county favorites
★ Dewey Pest Control Co.
★ M & M Termite & Pest Control
★ Western Exterminator Co.
★ Terminix International Co.
★ BPC Structural Pest Control
M&M Termite and Pest Control
M&M Termite and Pest Control has
been a family-owned and operated
business for three generations serving
Southern California since 1939. A
member of the Pest Control Operators
of California, Pest Control Operators
of Ventura County, M&M is a licensed
Heat Provider for Termites.
Offering a wide range of pest control
services, M&M provides traditional
extermination, alternative “green”
chemical extermination and even
chemical-free extermination.
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M&M performs pest control services
to all kinds of residential homes and
businesses. Specialties include rodent
proofing and trapping, as well as
repairs for damage caused by termites,
beetles and dry rot.
All Pest Control Technicians with
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Affairs The Structural Pest Control
Board of California.
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PHOTOGRAPHER
East county winner
Cornerstone Photography
West county winner
Wildflower Studio
East county favorites
★ Sarita Shoemaker Photography
★ Photography by Joel
★ Matt Dames Photography
★ Alex Neumann Photography
★ Tony Maddox Photography
West county favorites
★ Matt Haines Photography
★ Carlos Avila Photography
★ Fassett Photography
★ David Puu Photography
★ Timeless Images Photography
Cornerstone Photography
Establishing a personal relationship
with each and every customer
who walks in the door from the
receptionist, to customer service,
photographer and sales consultant
is the priority of Cornerstone
Photography.
The popular studio offers school
portraits (K-8), senior portraiture,
outdoor location shoots, family,
baby, children portraits, engagement
sessions and weddings. Specialty
items include portfolios, montages,
baby parts collage, canvas handbags,
spotlight albums, jewelry, DVDs set to
music and much more.
Unique to Cornerstone, is its ability
to service more than 50,000 people
and still give each and every one of
them individualized attention and
service.
The studio is at 5220 Gabbert Road
in Moorpark and is open from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Information: 529-3187
Website: http://www.
imagesbycornerstone.com
PLASTI C SURGEON
East county winner
Kryger Institute
of Plastic Surgery
West county winner
Arthur E. Flynn
East county favorites
★ Mark Suski
★ Beverly Hills Physicians
West county favorites
★ Melinda Lacerna
★ Pickart Plastic Surgery
★ Ventura Plastic Surgery Specialist
★ Brian Brantner
★ Samuel Bern
REAL ESTATE
COMPANY
Full county winner
Troop Real Estate
Full county favorites
★ Keller Williams Realty
★ Prudential California Realty
★ Coldwell Banker
East county favorites
★ Aviara Real Estate
★ Century 21
West county favorite
★ RE/MAX
Troop Real Estate
As the owner of Troop Real Estate
Inc., Brian Troop believes in providing
the highest level of service to
customers by having top agents who
are committed to their jobs and to the
community.
“We hand-select the very best-
quality people,” said Troop. “We have
an interview process to make sure
they have a high level of integrity, care
about the consumer, and represent the
company well.”
Altruism also is a major part of the
Troop philosophy, with emphasis on
giving back to the community by being
involved with charitable organizations.
Troop has been in real estate since
1978 and began the company in
1987. He moved to Ventura County
in 1980, raised his family and grew
his business to 14 offices and 600
agents. With Troop Real Estate offices
conveniently located throughout
Ventura County, its agents can assist
clients with a variety of needs.
“Ventura County is selling well right
now, particularly the low-to-mid price
range,” said Troop. “It’s a good time
for both buyers and sellers.”
Troop cites the great climate,
excellent schools and relatively low
crime rate in most areas of Ventura
County.
“To me, Ventura County is the nicest
area to live and work in Southern
California,” said Troop.
Information: 888-339-7356
Website: http://troop.com
Prudential California Realty
As branch manager of Prudential
California Realty’s regional office in
Thousand Oaks, Nancy Eke is sure
that the focus on customer satisfaction
is what’s earned them a favorite in
Ventura County.
“Client satisfaction is our goal,
with emphasis on customer service!”
Eke said. “We are honored to have
achieved this award from the Ventura
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Prudential also won the 2010 J.D.
Powers Award for highest overall
satisfaction for home sellers among
national full service real estate firms.
“Two things about Prudential
California Realty: There is exceptional
teamwork among the … agents
themselves,” said Victoria Wood,
public relations manager. “Unlike
other companies, they assist
one another whenever possible,
recognizing that it will ultimately
provide a better outcome for all
parties.”
Prudential California Realty has five
locally owned and operated offices in
Ventura County: Oxnard, Camarillo,
Moorpark, Thousand Oaks and North
Ranch.
Website: http://www.prucalhomes.
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Coldwell Banker
Residential Brokerage
Coldwell Banker Residential
Brokerage is a full-service real estate
company with three offices serving
Ventura County and more than 3,300
offices worldwide.
For the past 105 years Coldwell
Banker has been one of the most
trusted and recognized brands in real
estate.
To find an agent or office near
you stop by one of our Ventura area
locations: 1190 South Victoria, Suite
100, in Ventura; 105 Los Altos Street
in Oxnard; or 4000 Ocean Drive in
Oxnard.
Website: http://www.
californiamoves.com
Aviara Real Estate
Aviara Real Estate is the most
exclusive, equitable and exciting
agent brokeage in the Conejo Valley.
Aviara is a special company for
special agents — a company that
makes decisions democratically,
relying on the collective wisdom of its
leaders.
Aviara recognizes the new direction
the real estate industry is moving
and stays on the cutting edge with
the latest technology and marketing
techniques. Its agents are committed
to achieving the highest standard of
excellence in client services.
Aviara Real Estate is at 2555
The goal at Aloha Dog Grooming, west county winner for Dog Grooming, is to give your pet the best possible
grooming experience in a relaxed environment in the shortest amount of time.
Townsgate Road, Suite 200, in
Westlake Village.
Information: 418-2500
Website: http://www.
AviaraRealEstate.net
RE/MAX Gold Coast Realtors
According to broker Mike Sipes
RE/MAX Gold Coast Realtors owes
its popularity to the experience of
its agents and their commitment to
client service.
Sipes, whose father, Glenn, co-
founded the brokerage with Fred
Evans 21 years ago, says his agents
complete more transactions per
year per agent than at any other
local real estate brokerage. “The
agents take their jobs personally and
professionally and are very business-
oriented,” he says.
RE/MAX Gold Coast Realtors has
five offices in the county and 215
agents. The firm also has a full
escrow division.
Website: http://www.californiarealty.
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STOCK BROKERAGE
East county winner
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
West county winner
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Full county favorite
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East county favorites
★ Fidelity Investments
★ Merrill Lynch
★ Edward Jones
West county favorites
★ Carey & Hanna
★ Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
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East county winner
Charlie’s House of Tattoo
West county winner
Jimi’s Tattoo & Body Piercing
East county favorites
★ Tattoo Room
★ Simi Valley Tattoo
West county favorites
★ High Class Tattoo & Piercing
★ Ink House Tattoos & More
★ Pain Parlor
★ Bone Deep Tattoo
★ Red White & Blue Tattoos
Jimi’s Tattoo & Body Piercing
Jim Fiore Angelo has been in the
tattoo business for 37 years and once
again Jimi’s Tattoo & Body Piercing is
the west county winner. In that time,
he’s seen everything there is to see
when it comes to tattoos and body
piercings.
Angelo specializes in custom tattoos
or will take an idea or design from
a customer and work with them to
produce a one-of-a-kind piece of art.
Angelo specializes in Celtic, native,
tribal, skulls, fairies along with color or
black and white. However, he will do
anything the customer wants.
Jimi’s Tattoo has three employees,
but Angelo does all the tattooing.
His brother, Greg Angelo, manages
the shop and keeps things running
smoothly. According to Greg Angelo,
their popularity in the business stems
from their professionalism and fine
quality of work.
“Jim has been doing this for 37
years,” he said. “He’s known in the
business for the quality of work he
produces. Jim creates a tattoo that
looks good and stays looking good for
many years to come.”
Jimi’s Tattoo works with all age
groups 18 years old and up. Tattoos
and body piercings can start in prices
as low as $40.
Upon completion the staff won’t
let you out the door until proper care
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Information: 488-9190
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TI TLE AND ESCROW
East county winner
Consumer’s Title Co.
West county winner
Aliso Escrow
Full county favorites
★ All Valley Escrow
★ Fidelity National Title Escrow
★ Chicago Title Co.
East county favorites
★ Land America Lawyers title
★ First American Title Insurance Co.
★ Affirmative Escrow
West county favorite
★ Stewart Title Co.
Consumer’s Title Co.
Consumer’s Title Company says it
is excited and honored to receive this
award for the second year in a row.
Consumer’s Title Company has one
of the lowest rates for title insurance
in Ventura County and is now licensed
to do business in Los Angeles, San
Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Ventura
and Santa Barbara counties.
The company has the tools in place
to succeed by offering a streamlined
innovative way to improve the service
from the company to the brokers and
consumers. The company started a
paperless program and began working
with digital files which not only makes
the staff more efficient but also helps
the environment by not using much
paper.
At Consumer’s Title Company you
can trust its friendly and highly
professional staff to help lead you
through the required legal forms
to complete transactions and close
escrow in a timely fashion.
From all of us at Consumer’s, thank
you Ventura County. We look forward to
working with you.
Consumer’s Title Company is at 195
E. Hillcrest Drive, No. 95, in Thousand
Oaks.
Information: 495-7200
Website: http://ctcsocal.com
Chicago Title Co.
In a time when financial institutions
are being severely tested, Chicago Title
has the financial strength and reserves
to insure your policy well into the
future.
For more than 160 years, Chicago
Title has provided title insurance
to protect the American Dream:
homeownership.
The people of Chicago Title Ventura
County know how important your
home is and are committed to your
protection.
Chicago Title has offices in Oxnard
(500 E. Esplanade Drive, No. 102;
656-1300), Westlake Village (2801
Townsgate Road, No. 120; 497-7430)
and Port Hueneme (475 W. Channel
Islands Blvd., No. 108; 382-8400).
Website: http://www.chicagotitle.com
TRAVEL AGENCY
East county winner
Michael’s Travel Center
West county winner
AAA Automobile Club of
Southern California
East county favorites
★ All About Travel
★ Born to Travel
★ Costco Wholesale
★ Paula’s Travel
West county favorites
★ Ventura Travel Service
★ Camarillo Travel
★ Golden Odyssey Travel
★ Gold Coast Travel
★ All Around Travel
VETERI NARI AN
East county winner
Westlake Village
Animal Hospital
West county winner
Anacapa Animal Hospital
East county favorites
★ Moorpark Veterinary Hospital
★ Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital
★ Valley Veterinary Clinic
★ Village Veterinary Clinic
West county favorites
★ East Ventura Animal Hospital
★ Buena Animal Hospital
★ Adobe Animal Hospital
★ Las Posas Veterinary Medical Center
★ Oxnard Veterinary Hospital
Westlake Village Animal Hospital
Westlake Village Animal Hospital
— led by Daniel Slaton, DVM, Steven
Rosenstein, DVM, Stacy Rothman,
DVM and Howard Martin, DVM —
moved into its new facility in October
2010. The 32,000-square-foot,
state-of-the-art veterinary care facility
provides WVAH patients the latest in
veterinary care technology including
a new rehabilitation treatment center
with underwater treadmill, k-laser,
acupuncture and other holistic
treatments to help in treating post
surgery patients, non-surgical injuries
and senior pets with arthritis or other
aging ailments.
Westlake Village Animal Hospital
is a full-service hospital and wellness
center on the forefront of technology
and holistic medicine. It’s open
seven days a week and on-call for
emergencies 24 hours a day, every day
of the year.
WVAH provides physical diagnostic
exams, vaccinations, surgery, pet
pharmacy, complete laboratory
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WEIGHT-LOSS CENTER
Full county winner
Weight Watchers
Full county favorite
★ Jenny Craig Weight Loss Center
East county favorites
★ Leangevity Center
★ First Care Medical Center
★ Hyperion Fitness
★ Lindora Medical Clinic
West county favorites
★ Ventura Alternative Medicine &
Weight Loss Clinic
★ Ventura Advanced Surgical
★ True North Fitness & Health
★ Lindora Medical Clinic
True North Fitness
With summer fast approaching, what
better way to lose weight than consult
with the experts at True North Fitness
for advice? Owned and operated by
Rob and Shannon Yontz, True North
Fitness will “guarantee you will lose
two jean sizes in eight weeks.”
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diet — it’s a live it.”
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provide farm-fresh fruits and
vegetables to it clients.
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Cafe Society, Cook Du Jour,
Quick Bites, Farmers Market,
Wine 101, Wine-ology,
Eat For Life, The Healthy Plate
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FARMERS MARKET
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2 cans (10 ounces each) medium
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Anne Kallas / Special to The Star
The Moorpark College
farmers market had
few booths and fewer
customers on a recent
Saturday, despite closure
of the High Street market.
Moorpark vendor
venues are dormant
Two markets just miles
apart in Moorpark seemed
overly ambitious for a rela-
tively small community.
Kerry Clasby appar-
ently feels the same way,
because as of the second
week in November, the
High Street farmers mar-
ket is closed.
“I’m hoping to find a
better location, closer to
the 118 to draw better
crowds, where I can re-
open in March,” she said.
Unfortunately for Moor-
park, the farmers market
at Moorpark College is
also struggling. On a re-
cent Saturday, there were
only eight booths offering
goods for sale.
Callie Vanden-Bossche,
reading a book while she
waited for customers at
the Green Farms booth
out of Lompoc, said busi-
ness “is not very good.”
Karen Schott of the
Ventura County Certified
Farmers’ Market Associa-
tion recently announced
the Moorpark market was
granted an extension to
its temporary use permit,
keeping it open through
the holiday season, which
it is hoped will attract
shoppers from Thousand
Oaks, where the farmers
market is closed for the
holidays.
FINDING THE MARKETS
Sundays: 8:30 a.m. to noon
Sundays, College of the Canyons
(parking lot 8 off Valencia
Boulevard), Santa Clarita (529-
6266). 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 300 E.
Matilija St., Ojai (698-5555). 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m., Agoura Hills City Mall,
Kanan Road (818-591-8286). 10
a.m. to 2 p.m., Harbor and Channel
Islands boulevards (includes a fish
market), Oxnard (643-6458). 10 to
2 p.m. Village Glen Plaza, between
Agoura and Townsgate roads,
Westlake Village (818-591-8286).
Wednesdays: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Pacific View mall parking lot facing
Main Street, Ventura (529-6266).
Thursdays: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Plaza
Park at Fifth and C streets, Oxnard
(483-7960). 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., The
Oaks shopping center, at Thousand
Oaks Boulevard and Wilbur Road,
Thousand Oaks (529-6266).
Fridays: 3 to 8 p.m., Simi Valley
Town Center, 1555 Simi Town
Center Way, in the parking lot in
front of Limon Latin Grill, Simi
Valley (643-6458).
Saturdays: 8 a.m. to noon, 2220
Ventura Blvd., Camarillo (482-1507).
8 to 11 a.m., fish market behind
Andria’s Seafood Restaurant, 1449
Spinnaker Drive, Ventura (644-
0169). 8 a.m. to noon, Moorpark
College, Parking Lot G1 at Campus
Park Drive (529-6266). 8:30 a.m. to
noon, Palm and Santa Clara streets,
Ventura (529-6266). 9 a.m. to 1
p.m., Oak Park Plaza, 706 Lindero
Canyon Road, Oak Park (643-6458).
— Anne Kallas
WINE 101
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Shellfish and chardonnay
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Melody O¹Leary
ventura
805-218-5035
The Manos Team
Westlake village
805-370-2889
Joan Mlnster
ventura
805-377-5313
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ventura
805-889-4333
Pat Evans
Westlake village
805-230-3342
Dave Walter
Westlake village
805-494-3283
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Tlerney
ventura
805-218-9914
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Westlake village
805-760-4779
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Westlake village
805-300-0936
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Westlake village
805-402-0117
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Westlake village
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ventura
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Westlake village
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Westlake village
310.210.2110
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Westlake village
818-307-4846
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Westlake village
805-444-7775
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Westlake village
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Westlake village
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Westlake village
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Appliance Store ....................... 69
Auto Parts Store...................... 69
Bike Shop................................. 69
Book Store ............................... 70
Camera Shop............................ 70
Eyeglasses.................................71
Fabric Store...............................71
Farmers Market........................ 72
Flooring Store .......................... 72
Florist ....................................... 73
Furniture Store......................... 73
Gift Store ................................. 74
Golf Store................................. 74
Home Electronics Store........... 76
Home Improvement Store ....... 76
Jewelry Store........................... 77
Lingerie Store .......................... 78
Liquor/Wine Shop.................... 78
Mattress Store ......................... 78
Nursery/Garden Shop..............80
Party Supply Store .................. 81
Pet Store.................................. 82
Shoe Store ............................... 82
Shopping Center ...................... 82
Stationers................................. 82
Surf Shop ................................. 83
Thrift Store .............................. 83
Tire Store................................. 84
Windows & Doors .................... 84
APPLI ANCE STORE
Full county winner
Sears
Full county favorites
★ Best Buy
★ Pacific Sales Kitchen & Bath
★ Home Depot
East county favorites
★ Warehouse Discount Center
★ Johnny’s Whirl-Mor Appliance
★ Miracle Appliance Parts
West county favorites
★ Reid’s Appliances
★ Fry’s Electronics
AUTO PARTS STORE
East county winner
Pep Boys
West county winner
NAPA Auto Parts
Full county favorite
★ Autozone
★ Kragen Auto Parts
East county favorites
★ NAPA Auto Parts
★ 101 Hwy Towing Service
West county favorites
★ Pep Boys
★ Carquest Auto Parts
★ Camarillo Car Care Center
BI KE SHOP
East county winner
Newbury Park Bicycle Shop
West county winner
Bill’s Bike Shop
East county favorites
★ Michael’s Bicycles
★ Simi Cycling Center
★ Westlake Cyclery
★ All Pro Bicycle Shop
★ Simi Bike Works
West county favorites
★ Open Air Bicycles
★ Trek Bikes of Ventura
★ Camarillo Bike Co.
★ Performance Bicycle
★ Metal Mountain
Bill’s Bike Shop
Bill’s Bike Shop first opened its
doors in 1974 and has been a fixture
in Camarillo since then. Cyclists from
all over Southern California have been
known to make the trip to Camarillo
for the very diverse selection of
bicycles, components and hard to find
accessories.
Bill’s also is well-known in the biking
community for providing excellent
customer service and dedication to
their customers.
The wall leading into the repair
shop is adorned with several Readers’
Choice plaques from the many years
the store has won this award.
Bill’s Bike Shop takes the time to
spend with its customers to insure they
purchase the right bike suited just
for them, said Mark Eaton, owner and
operator.
Whether it’s a child’s first bike or
a beautiful world-class professional
racing machine, Bill’s Bike Shop will
likely have it. The expert and friendly
staff are highly trained and all are avid
cyclists. There is always at least one
full-time mechanic on duty.
Bill’s Bike Shop is open Monday
through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. It closes on Sunday so the
employees can ride.
Bill’s Bike Shop is at 2370A E. Las
Posas Road in Camarillo.
Information: 484-1203
Website: http://www.billsbikeshop.
net
Open Air Bicycles
Since 1976, Open Air Bicycles has
strived to provide the best bike shop
experience in Ventura County. Whether
you’re a hotshot racer, hardcore
commuter, laidback beach-cruiser or
out-of-category Fixie rider, Open Air
Bicycles has got the staff, expertise
and stock to make you happy. At Open
Air you’ll find a person who can relate
to your riding style and equipment to
your particular needs.
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You may love your old bike and steel
is real. But at Open Air Bicycles also
carries the latest and greatest bikes
from Specialized, Trek, Electra and
Haro. Come on in and experience the
“HD” in bikes at Open Air Bicycles.
Open Air Bicycles is at 2386 E.
Main St. in Ventura
Information: 653-1100
E-mail: openairbikes@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://openairbikes.com
Camarillo Bike Co.
No matter what type of ride you are
looking for, from children and family to
novice or grand road touring, Camarillo
Bike Co. has a huge selection of
bicycles and accessories for all levels.
Top of the line brands in stock and
ready to roll include frames and
complete bicycles from FIT Bike Co.,
Free Agent, Giant, Guerciotti, Haro,
Hollywood Racks, Masi, Nirve, Orbea,
S&M Bikes, Santa Cruz, Sun Bikes and
Torelli.
A nice selection of beach cruisers,
commuter, mountain, road and hybrid
bikes also are in stock. The shop also
offers one of the largest BMX sections
in Ventura County, including parts,
frames, wheels and complete bikes
that are ready for the race course.
Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. Monday through Thursday and
Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on
Saturdays and from Noon to 4 p.m. on
Sundays.
It is at 2263 Pickwick Drive in
Camarillo, across from the Camarillo
post office.
Information: 388-3007
Website: http://www.camarillobikeco.
com
BOOK STORE
Full county winner
Barnes & Noble Bookseller
Full county favorite
★ Borders Books & Music
East county favorites
★ 5 Dollar or Less Bookstore
★ Mysteries to Die For
★ Family Christian Book Store
★ Akashic Gardens
★ Bookaneeer
West county favorites
★ Bookworm
★ Bank of Books
★ Bart’s Books
Bank of Books
Bank of Books is celebrating being
voted a Favorite Bookstore. The
local independent bookstore will be
giving away 42,000 books today and
Monday, starting at 6:30 a.m. The
staff invites all to come as they show
their appreciation to the community by
giving away books.
Bank of Books with its two fully
stocked floors of new, rare and used
books and music, plus a warehouse
with more than 2 million books, allows
its staff to provide quality service to
customers. Fans of Bank of Books can
follow the business on Facebook at
facebook.com\bankofbooks.
Bank of Books is at 748 E. Main in
Ventura.
Information: 643-3154
Website: http://www.bankofbooks.
com
CAMERA SHOP
East county winner
Hooper Camera & Video
Center
West county winner
Dexter’s Camera Hi-Fi Video
Full county favorite
★ Best Buy
East county favorites
★ 1-Hour Photo Works
★ Costco Wholesale
West county favorites
★ Carlos Avila Photography
★ Samy’s Camera
★ Ritz Camera
★ Ray’s Camera & Video
Samy’s Camera
Since 1976, Samy’s Camera has
provided the highest quality imaging
products for the professional and
amateur photographer.
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Baron Brothers Nursery is Ventura County's Largest family owned and operated Nursery with over 34 years in
the business. furthermore. their staff offers an amazing combined 180 years of experience and expertise.
The nursery itself boasts a beautiful 270 acres and a Beautiful Retail Garden Center to efuciently serve their
customers. The team at Baron Brothers is overßowing with enthusiasm. both for their products as well as
their customers. who in turn become their friends. It just goes to show the when a business provides top-notch
quality products, their service in turn becomes top-notch because they are beaming with delight and the desire
to share their amazing products.
Offering a wide variety of ornamental nursery stock. fruit trees. evergreen. deciduous. shade. and ßowering trees. as well as a complete compliment of fertilizers and soil amendments.
Baron Brothers Nursery goes the extra mile to ensure top-notch quality and service. Baron Brothers also specializes in remarkable Topiaries. From Pompom Topiaries to spiral Topiaries.
they can pretty much meet anyone's topiary need. The team at Baron Brothers also has a special place in their hearts for Daylilies. offering an overwhelming 30 varieties with a multitude
of sizes and colors. and can supply certain varieties anywhere from 100 plants to well over 100.000. If that's not enough. the nursery uses a controlled environment. employing the most
advanced equipment and growing techniques. Much of their stock is grown right there on their gorgeous 270 acres from seed and cuttings. The end result of their stellar commitment
to their products is uniform. hardy. fuller ßowering plants. shrubs. and trees. Baron Brothers Nursery is a completely full service nursery. As a result of their extensive travels and
research. they not only offer more common plants. but they also offer exotic and unusual specimens that are nothing short of extraordinary.
Come see Baron Brothers Nursery's great supply of statues. pottery and fountains and take advantage of the great deals at the upcoming Parking Lot Sale on Saturday. June 25th. One
Day Only from 7.30-5.00pm. Up to 80% off on select items. with every item in the nursery on sale. Shop all year at sale prices. just ask a salesperson about our amazing Prepay deals.
Because of their top-notch quality. Baron Brothers' hard work in the nursery industry has paid off. Their stunning plants can be viewed at such places as The Bellagio Hotel. MGM
Grand. Caesar's Palace. Downtown Disneyland. and the brand new Wynn Resorts Encore Hotel. Their ability to exceed industry standards coupled with their attention to minute detail
has earned their products the reputation for the best in the industry and a must for any homeowner. landscaper. or wholesaler. For further information on the Baron Brothers
Nursery. check out www.baronbrothers.com where a hot list of their products can be viewed or contact them directly at sales@baronbrothers.com or 805-484-0085
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Samy’s Camera is a full-service store
offering all the latest equipment and
supplies along with a knowledgeable,
friendly and experienced staff.
“We offer a total solution,” said
Richard Pinnock, general manager.
“We have a lot of experienced
employees at this store with several
graduates of Brooks Institute. A
customer can find anything from A to
Z here.”
Samy’s Camera regularly hosts
equipment demonstrations, training
and guest classes. In addition, it offers
a large selection of lighting equipment,
digital cameras, scanners and video
equipment for rent. Samy’s Camera is
a one-stop shop for all of your camera
needs.
It is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m
Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6
p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday.
Samy’s Camera is at 614 Chapala
St., Santa Barbara.
Information: 963-7269
Website: visit http://www.samys.com
EYEGLASSES
East county winner
Costco Wholesale
West county winner
Santa Barbara Eyeglass
Factory
Full county favorite
★ Lencrafters
East county favorites
★ Nelson Murata Optometric Corp
★ Vision Center at Walmart
★ Family Optometry Center
★ Kevin Hirano
★ Sears Optical
West county favorites
★ Costco Wholesale
★ Donald Steensma
★ Family Vision Center
★ Camarillo Vision Center
Santa Barbara Eyeglass Factory
One of the largest volume eyeglass
outlets in Southern California,
Santa Barbara Eyeglass Factory in
its 13 years in Ventura County has
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Do It Best Hardware in Port Hueneme is a full-service hardware store that specializes in selling windows and
doors, remodeling kitchens, home decor along with a complete line of window coverings. It has been voted a west
county favorite for Home Improvement stores.
earned a well-deserved reputation
for guaranteed low prices and stellar
customer service. The Eyeglass Factory
is the home of true one-hour service,
even if your prescription is for bifocals,
trifocals, or other specialty lenses.
Its “buy one get one free” offer is a
permanent policy. Offering a complete
line of eyewear ranging from functional
to high fashion (with Prada, Dolce &
Gabbana and Christian Dior just some
of the designer styles featured), the
Santa Barbara Eyeglass Factory is the
place you can depend on if you’re
dependent on glasses.
Whether you are looking for a spare
pair or prescription sunglasses, all
frames are available with the second
pair of equal or lesser value frames
absolutely free. The Eyeglass Factory
also does free repairs and adjustments
while you wait.
The Santa Barbara Eyeglass Factory
takes pride in giving back to the
community with its Light to Sight
program, which through referrals
from local non-profit caseworkers
provide more than 1,000 pairs of
glasses annually to those who could
not otherwise afford them, including
children and homeless veterans.
Santa Barbara Eyeglass Factory is
the place to go for quality eyewear and
excellent customer service, all in just
one hour.
It is at 4051 E. Main St. in Ventura.
Information: 642-2222
FABRI C STORE
East county winner
Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts
West county winner
Fabric Town USA
East county favorites
★ Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Co
★ Michael’s Arts & Crafts
★ Calico Corners
West county favorites
★ Baron’s Fabrics
★ Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts
★ Michael’s Arts & Crafts
★ Anna’s Linens
★ Off the Bolt
Fabric Town USA
Fabric Town USA is a family-owned
business that began in 1973. Owners
Casey and Sally Hicks are dedicated
to providing great service and quality
merchandise and the store buyer,
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Tracy Burkhardt, ensures a beautiful
selection of fabrics, yarns and gifts
for customers to choose from.
Upholstery fabrics are hand-
selected to reflect the latest in
styles and trends and the quilting
department is well stocked with the
best selection of solids and blenders,
including silk, velvet, fashion fabrics,
Hawaiian and Asian prints, novelties,
basics and more.
It also carries the largest selection
of yarn in Ventura County, including
everything from fancy fashion yarns to
basic, traditional yarns. In addition,
Fabric Town USA offers a variety of
classes that are fun and reasonably
priced.
Fabric Town USA is at 2686 E.
Main St. in Ventura.
Information: 643-3434
Website: http://www.fabrictownusa.
net
FARMERS MARKET
East county winner
Sprouts Farmers Market
West county winner
Ventura Farmers Market
East county favorite
★ The Oaks
West county favorites
★ Camarillo Hospice Certified Farmers
Market
★ Channel Islands Harbor Farmers
Market
★ Ventura County Farmers Market
★ Downtown Oxnard Certified Farmers
Market
★ Ventura College Swap Meet
FLOORI NG STORE
East county winner
Flooring 101
West county winner
Isensee Floor Covering
East county favorites
★ Abbey Carpet of Simi Valley
★ By Design Floor Covering
★ A-1 Carpet Market
★ Simi Valley Tile & Marble
★ United Wholesale Flooring
West county favorites
★ Flooring 101
★ HD Supply Repair & Remodel
★ Bennett Floors
★ Formula 1 Flooring
★ Lumber Liquidators
Isensee Floorcovering
“Here Yesterday — Here Today
— Here Tomorrow” is the motto of
Isensee Floorcovering, locally owned
for more than 50 years.
The company offers a wide
selection of floor coverings, including
carpet, wood, vinyl and ceramic tile,
laminate and even leather, along
with a complete selection of window
treatments such as shades, shutters
and draperies. The many brands
available at include Karastan carpets
and rugs, Anderson wood flooring and
Armstrong tile and vinyl flooring.
Two home decorating professionals
on staff, as well as experienced sales
people are dedicated to interpret and
facilitate the customers’ decorating
ideas and offer advice on how best
to achieving their decorating dreams.
The staff at Isensee Floorcovering
strives to provide excellent, friendly
service. Professional installation
crews have the training and expertise
needed to install all flooring and
window products.
In keeping with today’s consumers
desire to think green,Isensee offers
a variety of environmentally sound
products, one of the most popular
being the corn-fiber based Smart
Strand carpet line.
In addition to a huge variety of floor
and window coverings, the business
also offers professional installation,
free in-home estimates and OAC
financing for your decorating needs.
Isensee Floorcovering is at 1532 E.
Main St. Ventura
Information: 648-5333
Website: http://www.
isenseefloorcovering.com
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FLORI ST
East county winner
Conejo Valley Florist
West county winner
Sweet Peas Flowers
East county favorites
★ Michael’s Flowers
★ Oakbrook Florist & Gift Garden
★ Angela’s Florists & Gifts
★ Conroy’s Flowers
★ Petal Pusher
West county favorites
★ Ashwood on Main Street Florist
★ Bernardos Flowers
★ Growing Co.
★ Yamaguchi Nursery
★ Flower Power of Camarillo
★ Ponderosa Flower Shoppe
FURNI TURE STORE
East county winner
Reeds Furniture
West county winner
Urban Home
East county favorites
★ Urban Home Inc
★ PTS Furniture
★ Plummers Home & Office
★ Thomasville Home Furnishings
★ Granada Oak Furniture
West county favorites
★ For Your Home Furniture
★ Home Furniture Co.
★ Ethan Allen
★ Reeds & Sons Furniture
★ KC Furniture
Reeds Furniture
Reeds Furniture is very proud to
have been voted a winner by the
Ventura County Star and would like to
thank its readers and customers for
their long and continued support.
The No. 1 goal for Reeds’ staff is to
make beautiful furniture affordable,
believing that by respecting the hard
earned dollars of their customers and
working relentlessly to deliver the best
quality, values and styles in furniture,
they will be rewarded.
In its 55,000-square-foot showroom,
Reeds Agoura offers every style and
category of furniture imaginable,
from modern to traditional, including
recliners, sectionals, kids furniture,
dining room sets, bedroom sets,
sleepers, occasional tables, sofas,
entertainment centers, home office
furniture and more.
Reeds imports furniture from all
over the world, passing the savings
onto the customer and making their
prices wholesale to the public.
They also carry a large selection of
furniture made in the USA, especially
California, helping the local California
economy.
Reeds Agoura is a family-owned and
operated full-service furniture store
with a customer service and delivery
departments and a live person to
answer the phone when you call.
The large warehouse showroom is
dog-friendly, and Reeds’ staff offers
fresh popcorn and Tang — and helium
balloon for giggles.
Reeds Furniture is at 28401
Canwood St. in Agoura.
Information: 818-597-7800
Website: http://www.reedsfurniture.
com
For Your Home Furniture
For Your Home Furniture has
been supplying Ventura County with
quality furniture since 1976. With a
knowledgeable sales staff averaging
more than 18 years at the store, you
can be assured of getting expert help.
For Your Home specializes in
American-made furniture that can be
ordered in your choice of wood and
finish. If you haven’t been in its huge
two-story showroom, you’ll be in for a
pleasant surprise.
There are many items that you won’t
find anywhere else in the county,
according to General Manager Kevin
Seelos. Everyday low pricing means
a great value to everyone and there
are fantastic bargains in the recently
opened warehouse outlet.
For Your Home Furniture is at 443
E. Main St. in Historic Downtown
Ventura.
Information: 641-1919
Website: http://www.
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Home Furniture Company is owned
by Carl and Suzan Cashin along with
Joan Fiedler. It has been in business
for more than 36 years and recently
moved to a new location in Camarillo.
Carl and Joan’s fathers brought the
store from Los Angeles to Camarillo in
1964.
Home Furniture Company has a
12,000 square-foot showroom filled
with items from major manufacturers.
In addition, it is a full-service
company that offers in-home
decorative advice to its customers.
“It’s a family-owned and operated
business that offers very competitive
prices to our customers,” said Carl
Cashin as to the success of the store.
The stores new hours are 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and
noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Home Furniture Company is at
1369 Del Norte Road, Camarillo.
Information: 482-2760
GI FT STORE
East county winner
Amy’s Hallmark
West county winner
Betty Belts
East county favorites
★ Home Goods
★ Brighton Collectibles
★ Erin’s Hallmark
★ Raffia
★ Apple Cottage Gifts & Interior
West county favorites
★ Las Posas Emporium-Hallmark
★ Infinity Gift Baskets
★ B On Main
★ Seniors Craft Shoppe
★ Lautzenhiser’s Hallmark
GOLF STORE
East county winner
Roger Dunn Golf Shops
West county winner
Golfsmith
East county favorites
★ Bogey Bob’s Golf Center
★ Dick’s Sporting Goods
★ Simi Hills Golf Course
★ Pro Golf Discount
★ Los Robles Greens Golf Course
West county favorites
★ Buenaventura Golf Course
★ Olivas Links
★ Las Vegas Discount Golf & Tennis
★ River Ridge Golf Club
★ Elkins Ranch Golf Course
Bogey Bob’s Discount Golf
Bogey Bob’s Discount Golf would
like to thank its customers for helping
it celebrate its 28th Christmas season
together. Its new location behind
In-N-Out Burger in Newbury Park is
bigger and better than ever.
It also would like to extend a very
special thanks to the Hman and Bob
Ramstead, “the best club fitters
anywhere.”
Bogey Bob’s Discount Golf is
open seven days a week: Monday
through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bogey Bob’s Discount Golf is at
1560 Newbury Road, Suite 5, in
Newbury Park.
Information 498-9116;
BogeyBobs2@yahoo.com
Facebook: Bogey Bobs
River Ridge Golf Club
Along with two championship golf
courses, River Ridge Golf Club has a
complete full-service pro shop that
carries clothing, hats, shoes, golf
balls and offers custom fitting. The
shop carries all the top manufacturers
of golf equipment.
In addition, according to Pamela
Lindsay, pro shop assistant, golf
instruction is available with several
instructors who are PGA members.
The shop prides itself on being
customer friendly and offers
reasonable fees and prices. It’s a
great place to enjoy a round of golf
with friends.
The club is owned by the City of
Oxnard and is open to the public.
River Ridge Golf Club is at 2401 W.
Vineyard Ave., Oxnard.
Information: 983-4653
Website: http://www.riverridge-
golfclub.com
The popular Vibram fivefingers shoes are available at Jack’s Shoes of
Westlake, the east county winner for Shoe Store.

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Investigative reporters in
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East county winner
Best Buy
West county winner
Fry’s Electronics
Full county favorite
★ Costco Wholesale
East county favorites
★ Wilshire Home Entertainment
★ Computer Power LTD
★ Radio Shack
★ Apple Store
★ Target
West county favorites
★ Best Buy
★ Sears
★ Target
HOME I MPROVEMENT
Full county winner
Home Depot
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No matter what type of ride you are looking for, from children and family to novice or grand road touring, Camarillo Bike Co. has a huge selection of
bicycles and accessories for all levels. Which is probably why it was voted as a west county favorite for Bike Shop.
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Full county favorite
★ Lowe’s
East county favorites
★ Do-It Center
★ Orchard Supply Hardware
★ True Value Hardware
★ Whitaker Hardware
West county favorites
★ B&B Do It Center
★ Channel Islands Do It Best
★ Avenue Hardware
B&B Do-It Center
B&B Do-It Center is a family-owned
10,000 square-foot hardware store
owned by Randy, Ray and JoAnn
Collins. It has served Camarillo for
two decades at the same location
providing a friendly and knowable
staff that is dedicated to excellent
customer service.
The store specializes in stocking a
wide variety of products in lawn and
garden, electrical, plumbing, building
materials, hand tools, houseware
products, kitchen and bath supplies
along with pet products.
“We provide great customer service
from a knowledgeable staff,” said
Randy Collins. “You can find what you
need and get out quickly. We would
like to thank our loyal customers for
this award.”
B&B Do-It Center is at 698 Mobil
Ave. in Camarillo.
Information: 388-1067
Website: http://bbdoitcenter.com
Do It Best Hardware
Do It Best Hardware is a full-service
hardware store that specializes
in selling windows and doors,
remodeling kitchens, home decor
along with a complete line of window
coverings. In addition, it offers a
complete garden section, screen
repair, grills and grill accessories,
lumber and concrete, plumbing, and
an extensive paint department that
offers custom paint matching.
“We’re honored to be selected for
this award,” said Steve Davitt, general
manager. “People love to shop our
store and we offer great customer
service. With three locations we have
national buying power which allows us
to keep our prices low.”
Do It Best Hardware has locations
at 637 W. Channel Islands Blvd., Port
Hueneme (984-4440); 1024 Casitas
Pass Road, Carpinteria (684-2100)
and Kitchen & Bath Showroom 5917
Olivas Park Drive, Ventura (984-
2378).
Website: http://www.ci.doitbest.
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J EWELRY STORE
East county winner
Jared Galleria of Jewelry
West county winner
George Thompson
Diamond Co.
East county favorites
★ Brighton Collectibles
★ Hart’s Jewelers
★ Ben Bridge Jeweler
★ McClave Jewelers
★ Gold N Heart Jewelry
West county favorites
★ Fox Fine Jewelry
★ Nerces Fine Jewelry
★ Lynn’s Jewelry
★ Van Gundy & Sons Jewelers
★ Gems by Joseph
★ Joseph’s Fine Jewelers
George Thompson Diamond Co.
George Thompson built his business
starting going door-to-door with a
brief case to being a full jewelry
manufacturer and one of Ventura
County’s largest jewelers. Thompson
says he is the only jeweler in America
with his own jewelry factory in
Bangkok, Thailand.
The George Thompson Diamond
Co. has an unbelievable selection
of diamond, gold and platinum
jewelry. With more than 33 years
of experience in providing wedding
rings, The Diamond Co. has more
than 2,000 wedding and engagement
rings in the store. “Every day we
have unhappy couples coming in that
bought a ring on the Internet that
they didn’t like after they tried it on,”
he says. “A wedding ring is the most
personal jewelry choice that most
people make in their lives. It will live
with them forever. It has to be seen,
touched and worn to make sure it is
the best choice.”
Thompson travels the world looking
for the best quality diamonds at the
best prices and then sends these
diamonds to his factory in Thailand
where all the jewelry in the store is
made. Because of this, everything in
the showroom is made to the exact
standards he sets.
With thousands of pendants,
bracelets, earrings, and rings,
Thompson says customers are assured
they’ll find the right product for the
right occasion at a price that rivals
any of the Internet companies.
George Thompson Diamond Co.
is at 309 Ventura Blvd., Suite D, in
Camarillo.
Information: 388-5750
Website: http://www.
georgethompsondiamond.com
Nerces Fine Jewelry
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been in its current location at the
Firehouse Plaza in Ventura for 10
years. The business offers the finest
in diamonds, rings, watches and other
elegant jewelry. Its staff are expert
in the repair and redesign of family
heirlooms.
With the rising value of gold, Nerces
is a popular spot to sell unwanted
gold rings, necklaces and other
jewelry. The expert staff will appraise
and evaluate your pieces, offering
equitable cash value.
Just in time for June weddings,
Nerces Fine Jewelry offers an
extensive selection of engagement
rings and wedding bands.
It is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Saturday and Sunday
1 to 4 p.m.
Information: 650-0444
Website: http://www.
nercesfinejewelry.com
LI NGERI E STORE
Full county winner
Victoria’s Secret
East county favorites
★ J Girl
★ Nordstrom
★ A Private Affair
West county favorites
★ Aphrodite’s Lingerie & Gift
★ Diva The Passion Boutique
★ Altheas Corset Shop
★ Calvin Klein Outlet
LI QUOR / WI NE SHOP
East county winner
Bevmo!
West county winner
Ventura Wine Co
Full county favorite
★ Trader Joe’s
East county favorites
★ Wades Wines
★ Stagecoach Liquors
★ Costco Wholesale
West county favorites
★ Mandell’s Liquor & Wine Shop
★ Wine Closet
★ Best Buy Market Wine & Lotto
Best Buy Market Wine & Spirits
Serving the local community for
more than 30 years, Best Buy Market
Wine & Spirts in Camarillo offers
customers more than 400 specialty
and craft beers to choose from.
Owned by Mike Asaad since 2001,
the store also features countless
bottles of wine from all over the
world, including vintages from France,
Spain, Italy, Chile and the U.S. Asaad
says many are stored in a temperature
and climate-controlled wine room
onsite.
Customers also can purchase
snacks, sundries and lottery tickets in
the store’s market.
Store hours are from 7 a.m. to 10
p.m. Monday through Friday and from
7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays and
Sundays.
Best Buy Market is at 2161
Pickwick Drive in Camarillo, across
from the Camarillo post office.
Information: 484-4343
Facebook: Best Buy Wine
Twitter: @BestBuyWine
MATTRESS STORE
East county winner
The Sleep Shoppe
West county winner
Sit ‘n Sleep
Full county favorite
★ Ortho Mattress
East county favorites
★ Select Comfort
★ Simi Valley Mattress Warehouse
★ A-1 Mattress Warehouse
West county favorites
★ Camarillo Mattress Showroom
★ American Mattress
★ For Your Home Furniture
★ Select Comfort
The Sleep Shoppe
The Sleep Shoppe has been a
Ventura County Star Readers’ Choice
winner for the past 14 years in a row,
and from the moment you enter one
of its stores it’s easy to see why. The
friendly sales staff is not there to
sell you a mattress, but to help you
get the best night’s sleep possible,
and has been doing so for almost 24
years.
The first Sleep Shoppe was opened
in Thousand Oaks in 1987 by Fred
Kunke and quickly garnered a
reputation for unparalleled customer
service and selection, with the
absolute lowest prices guaranteed.
The Sleep Shoppe remains locally-
owned and operated by Fred, whose
vision of creating a stress-free
mattress shopping experience has
shaped the company into what it has
become today.
There are four convenient
showrooms to choose from, with each
offering Ventura County’s largest
selection of name-brand mattresses,
including Simmons, Sealy, Serta,
Englander, Aireloom, Stearns &
Foster, Tempur-Pedic, Natura and
more. The Sleep Shoppe also offers a
variety of bedroom furniture and sleep
accessories.
Other than traditional mattresses,
the company has Ventura County’s
largest selection of adjustable
beds and specialty sleep products,
including a huge selection of natural
and organic mattresses and bedding.
Among the ‘green’ products carried
are those manufactured by Natura,
known for leading the industry with
its cutting edge Latex mattresses.
Not only are these beds incredibly
supportive, but are dust-mite resistant
throughout their entire lifespan.
Kunke suggests to experience the
very best mattresses Ventura County
has to offer without breaking the
bank, stop by The Sleep Shoppe and
start waking up happy today.
The Sleep Shoppe has four
locations in the Ventura County area:
1714 Newbury Road in Newbury Park
(498-2233); 1700 E. Ventura Blvd.
in Oxnard (278-6034); 1969 Erringer
Road in Simi Valley (583-8778); and
4990 Reyes Adobe Road in Agoura
Hills (818-991-6607).
Website: http://shopthesleepshoppe.
com
Sit ’n Sleep
Sit ‘n Sleep would like to thank the
wonderful Ventura County residents
for naming us their winning choice
for mattress store for 10th year in a
row, in this year’s Ventura County Star
Readers’ Choice Awards.
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for the past 30 years, the stafff of
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maintained its position as a mattress
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strong commitment to educating our
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p.m. Sunday.
Website: http://www.sitnsleep.com
Simi Valley Mattress Warehouse
For more than 23 years, Simi Valley
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residents find the perfect mattress to
fit their budget and needs. A six-time
Readers’ Choice East County Favorite,
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prices and highest quality on brand
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meet the knowledgeable and friendly
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“Thanks for choosing Simi Valley
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Simi Valley Mattress is at 521 E. Los
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store, Best Mattress, is at 1696 N.
Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.
Information: 527-7544
Website: http://www.
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Camarillo Mattress Warehouse
Founded in 1998 by Debbie
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Warehouse continues its family-owned
tradition of providing customers with
sweet dreams and blissful mornings.
At Camarillo Mattress Warehouse
there is a sleep solution for everyone
and every budget. Within the 3,000
square-foot showroom, customers will
be pleased to find a wide selection
of mattresses for every need as well
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headboards and footboards, daybeds,
RV and trailer mattresses, adjustable
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beds and futons.
The store offers same-day delivery
in most cases and disposal of old
mattresses. Three annual parking lot
sales are hosted on Presidents Day,
Labor Day and Memorial Day weekends.
Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Saturday,
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Family-owned and operated Nerces Fine Jewelry has called Ventura
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Camarillo Mattress Warehouse is at
2177 Pickwick Drive in Camarillo, near
Lassen’s Heath Food Store and across
from the Camarillo post office.
Information: 987-2279
Facebook: Camarillo Mattress
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Website: http://www.
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American Mattress
Considering how much sleep people
require, choosing the right bed is a big
decision. There’s no better place for
making that choice than at American
Mattress in Ventura.
American Mattress believes in superb
craftsmanship, practical design and
excellent service. The firm’s friendly
and professional staff will help you
pick the perfect mattress for your
needs — king, queen, double or single.
At American Mattress, for example,
$399 will buy an ultra-plush, queen-
sized Eurotop mattress with a 15-year
full-coverage warranty and free local
delivery.
American Mattress is at 2323 E.
Main St. in Ventura.
Information: 653-2323
Website: http://www.
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Full county favorite
★ Home Depot
East county favorites
★ Nordic Landscape Supply
★ Lowe’s
★ Elegant Gardens
★ Enchanted Way Nursery
West county favorites
★ Nopalito Native Plant Nursery
★ Baron Brothers Nursery
★ Oasis Garden & Patio
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Green Thumb International
A Readers’ Choice winner for
15 years in a row, Green Thumb
International began more than 56
years ago and was built on the premise
of good selection and competitive
prices.
Nursery manager Karl Dobler said
the selection, knowledgeable staff and
fair prices is what makes Green Thumb
International successful.
“People come from many miles
around to shop here,” said Dobler,
who, along with general manager Abel
Villaseñor, has been at the Ventura
location more than 31 years. Dobler
said many of the staff have been with
them for 20 to 25 years.
It is one of the top-grossing
independent garden centers on the
West Coast and specializes in plant
selection, patio furniture, hardware,
plumbing and bare-root fruit trees
and roses. Dobler said it also offers a
large selection of ornamental plants,
the largest bedding plant selection in
the county along with pottery, indoor
plants and irrigation equipment.
Visit its Web site to get the Garden
Newsletter by e-mail.
Green Thumb International is at
1899 S. Victoria Ave. in Ventura.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Information: 642-8517
Website: http://www.
greenthumbinternational.com
PARTY SUPPLY STORE
Full county winner
Party City
East county favorites
★ Party America
★ Balloon Emporium & Party Store
★ Invitaton Spot
★ Halloween Shop
West county favorites
★ Party Pleasers
★ Party America
★ Amigo Party Rental
★ Perfect Party
★ Mr. Suds
Party Pleasers
A family-owned business for more
than 25 years, Party Pleasers helps
to create special occasions and
memories for every event of your life,
from birthdays, anniversaries and
weddings to corporate events, holiday
entertaining, funerals, graduations and
more.
“We are a one-of-a-kind store and
purchase products we think people will
be interested in, not what a corporate
office tells us to order,” Linn said. “In
addition, we offer sales and rentals
under one roof and are a one-stop
shop, which allows customers to plan
their entire function with ease.
Party Pleasers also is known for
its creative window and showroom
displays that rotate with the holidays
and season. Evans said countless
people stop by just to see the displays
and what the staff comes up with next.
The showroom and store is open
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Friday and until 5 p.m. on Saturday. It
is closed on Sundays.
Party Pleasers is at 2291 Pickwick
Drive, Suite A, in Camarillo across
from the Camarillo post office.
Information: 482-0339
Website: http://www.partypleasers.
com
Mr. Suds
If you’re planning a picnic, party
or barbecue, Mr. Suds is the go-to
place for liquid refreshment, boasting
Ventura County’s largest selection of
keg beer, with more than 400 labels
available. Mr. Suds also provides
rental and delivery of beer dispensing
equipment, including Picnic Packs,
Jockey Boxes and Kegerators.
Also, according to the Mr. Suds
website, it is the only home beer
brewing and wine making shop in
Ventura County. The business offers a
wide variety of beer and wine making
product lines and supplies. It also
offers classes in home brewing on the
experience the pride of making your
own wine, even designing your own
labels.
Other services provided include
balloon arrangements, arches and
balloon drops for indoor and outdoor
events and special occasions.
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PET STORE
Full county winner
Petco
Full county favorite
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East county favorites
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★ Theresa’s Country Feed
★ Big Al’s Pet Food Warehouse
★ Healthy Pet
West county favorites
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★ All Pet Headquarters
★ Linda’s Claws & Paws
★ Petropolis
SHOE STORE
East county winner
Jack’s Shoes of Westlake
West county winner
Payless Shoe Source
East county favorites
★ Nordstrom
★ Payless Shoe Source
★ Off Broadway Shoes
★ Foot Pursuit Run Shop
★ Macy’s
★ Road Runner Sports
West county favorites
★ Famous Footwear
★ Norstrom
★ Aldo
★ Takken’s Comfort Shoes
★ Vans
Jack’s Shoes of Westlake
The longevity and success of Jack’s
Shoes is because of its high level
of customer service and moderate
prices, as well as its reputation as a
community-oriented shoe store.
“We have generations of customers
coming in,” said Lisa Spotts, daughter
of the store’s founder Jack Spotts.
“People will tell us, ‘I came here as a
baby, and now I’m bringing in my own
kids.’”
Lisa and her sister Kathy Somers
grew up knowing the shoe business
through their father. Founded in 1974,
the store has several great longtime
employees, including three of Jack’s
granddaughters.
“We definitely get their opinions
about the latest trends in shoes,”
Lisa said. “We also go to two big
shoe shows a year and read a lot of
magazines and trade journals. The key
for us is to carry shoes that are cute,
but also comfortable.”
Its large inventory consists of many
styles, such as sexy heeled sandals
and high platforms in the spring and
stylish boots to complement autumn
styles. Jack’s Shoes also caters to
customers who require hard-to-find
sizes and wide-width
“Our customers often tell us that
they go to malls and can’t find
anything they like, but when they
come here they see many things that
they immediately want to try on,” Lisa
said.
Jack’s Shoes shoes is at 950 S.
Westlake Blvd. in Westlake Village.
Information: 373-9328
Website: http://jacksshoesofwestlake.
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SHOPPING CENTER
East county winner
The Lakes at Thousand Oaks
West county winner
Pacific View Mall
East county favorites
★ Simi Valley Town Center
★ Janss Marketplace
★ Moorpark Marketplace
★ Promenade at Westlake
West county favorites
★ Camarillo Premium Outlets
★ Esplanade Shopping Center
STATIONERS
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Staples
West county winner
Lautzenhiser’s Hallmark
East county favorites
★ Amy’s Hallmark
★ Papyrus
★ Paper Source
★ Invitation Spot
★ Erin’s Hallmark
West county favorites
★ Las Posas Emporium
★ Office Depot
★ Buffy’s Hallmark
★ Staples
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Mimi’s Hallmark is a Camarillo
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With a friendly and knowledgeable
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The second half of the equation is
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Over the past year, the shop has
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handbags and jewelry.
Mimi’s Hallmark offers complimentary
gift wrapping, plus a wide selection of
gift bags, wrapping paper and ribbon.
It is in Central Plaza at 830 Arneill
Road, Camarillo.
Information: 484-2001
SURF SHOP
East county winner
Val Surf
West county winner
Ventura Surf Shop
East county favorites
★ Surfin West Board Shop
★ Tilly’s
West county favorites
★ Revolution Surf Co.
★ One Way Boardshops
★ Anacapa Surf N Sport
★ Beach Break Surf Shop
★ Momentum Surf Co.
Ventura Surf Shop
Ventura Surf Shop at 88 E.
Thompson Blvd. in Ventura is a
hardcore surfer’s surf shop, stocked
with everything a real surfer needs.
A Ventura tradition since 1967,
the shop currently has more than
650 surfboards in stock, including
350 used boards, and provides the
opportunity for a surfer to sell their old
board and purchase a new one from its
vast selection.
Ventura Surf Shop builds and shapes
custom boards with six different
shapers on staff. Some of the boards
available in stock are Campbell
Brothers, Channel Island Surfboards,
Roberts, Rusty, William Dennis and
Wayne Rich.
It also carries an extensive stock
of wetsuits, including top brands like
O’Neil, Quiksilver, Billabong and Rip
Curl. Also available is a complete
line of accessories including such
necessities as board bags, leashes and
wax.
Owner Bill “Blinky” Hubina credits
the store’s continued success to its
loyal customers and repeat business,
but also invites new customers to
come in and check out the shop.
Ventura Surf Shop’s incredible
selection of surfboards, wetsuits and
surfing accessories, along with nine
employees on hand to help you with all
your surfing needs, has everything you
are looking for in a real surf shop.
It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Information: 643-1062
THRIFT STORE
East county winner
Salvation Army
West county winner
Goodwill Industries
International
East county favorites
★ Goodwill Industries International
★ Fibber McGee’s Thrift Shop
★ Senior Concerns Bargain Boutique
★ Alpine Attic Thrift Shop
★ Mad Attic
West county favorites
★ Salvation Army Thrift Store
★ Coalition Thrift Store Retarded
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East county winner
Jim’s Tire Center
West county winner
American Tire
East county favorites
★ Big Brand Tire Co.
★ Costco Wholesale
★ Tire Man
★ America’s Tire Co.
★ Discount Tire Center
West county favorites
★ Big Brand Tire Co.
★ Costco Wholesale
★ 5 Day Tire Store
★ Sears
★ Just Tires
Jim’s Tire Center
For more than 40 years, Jim
Farpelha, of Jim’s Tire Center has been
offering East County residents quality
tire and automotive services at a
great price. Voted this year’s Readers’
Choice Tire Store Winner for the East
County, Jim’s Tire Center, has been
a winner or favorite of readers since
1992. Family owned and operated,
Jim’s Tire Service (formerly Jim’s Tire
Man) carries all major brands of tires
and offers expert automotive repair
and maintenance services, too.
Farpelha has been a Simi Valley
resident since 1962 and has worked
in the tire industry since he was
in middle school. He brings an
unsurpassed level of experience and
industry knowledge to his customers.
Jim’s Tire Service offers a
complimentary shuttle to customer’s
home or work while their car is being
serviced. Should you choose to wait,
relax in style and comfort in the newly
remodeled customer lounge and
showroom that includes comfortable
couches, free Wi-Fi, flat screen
televisions and a coffee station.
Whether you are looking for a new
set of tires or wheels, rotation and
balancing services, or any of a number
of automotive services from brakes,
shocks, alignments and more, Jim’s
Tire Service can do it all while offering
expertise, comfort and convenience,
It is at 1525 E. Los Angeles Ave. in
Simi Valley.
Information: 581-1104
Website: http://www.jimstirecenter.
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WINDOWS & DOORS
East county winner
Milgard Manufacturing
West county winner
West Coast Sash & Door
East county favorites
★ Agoura Sash & Door
★ American Vision Windows
★ Home Depot
★ Pella Window & Door Store
★ Preferred Glass & Mirror
★ Westlake Window & Door
West county favorites
★ Quality Windows
★ Home Depot
★ Door Outlet
★ HD Supply Repair & Remodel
★ Advantage Window & Doors
Quality Windows and Doors
Quality Windows and Doors has
been in business for 25-years at the
same location. Owned and operated
by Erick Karlsen, the company has
30 full-time employees who insure
each customer is completely satisfied
with the workmanship. It specializes
in vinyl replacement windows, glass
repair, shower doors, closet doors
and custom glass. There always is
a friendly and knowledgeable staff
member available to discuss and plan
a custom glass project. The company’s
motto is “Our Service Puts the Quality
in Our Name.”
“We take pride in our service,”
Karlsen said. “We use only quality
products and manufacturers. All of our
installers are factory trained and we
don’t use subcontractors.”
Quality Windows and Doors is at
1430 S. Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard.
Information: 385-3723
Website: http://www.qualitywindows-
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Toyota Prius
Full county favorites
★ Honda Civic Hybrid
★ Ford Fusion Hybrid
★ Honda Insight
★ Chevrolet Volt
★ Volkswagen Jetta
Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is once again
selected as the Readers’ Choice
Winner for an Eco-Friendly Car by
readers of The Star.
With fuel prices hovering above $4 a
gallon, this gas-electric hybrid delivers
in economy and styling while seating
five passengers. With estimated
fuel economy ratings of 51/48 mpg
city/highway, this fuel miser is sure
to please an owner interested in an
environmentally friendly vehicle that
offers stellar fuel economy along with
a great price.
The Prius has seven airbags which
are standard equipment along with
anti-lock brakes, traction and stability
control with tire pressure monitors.
“I believe by the year 2015 to 2018,
the Prius will be the No. 1 selling car
in the country,” said Robert Guierrez,
client advisor. “All of our customers
are extremely happy with the mileage
they get from their Prius.”
Thousand Oaks Toyota usually has
80 to 100 Prius’ in stock, but due
to the increase in fuel prices the
dealership is down to about 20, he
said.
The base price for a Prius is
$24,600 and continues upwards in
price depending on the model and
options selected.
Thousand Oaks Toyota has been
in business for 40 years at the same
location.
The dealership is committed to
providing excellent service in sales,
service, parts and its No. 1 goal is
customer satisfaction.
Thousand Oaks Toyota is at 2401
Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Thousand
Oaks.
Information: 497-2791
Website: http://www.totoyota.com
TOYOTA PRIUS — ECO-FRIENDLY CAR
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For three decades, Honda has
played a leading role in meeting
environmental challenges. For 2011,
the environmentally conscious Civic
Hybrid and Insight deliver class-
leading mileage, efficiency and
exceptional standards.
“The Civic Hybrid and Insight are
both great vehicles and are extremely
popular with consumers,” said Joe
Vece, general sales manager at First
Honda in Simi Valley. “The Civic
retains its stylish exterior, adds
increased mileage and comes with
150,000-mile warranty.”
The original Insight, introduced in
1999, was a pioneer for petrol-electric
hybrid technology in Europe and North
America as the first commercially
available hybrid car in these markets.
The all-new Insight takes hybrid
technology into a new era of
affordability. This five-passenger five-
door is powered by a 1.3-liter four-
cylinder i-VTEC engine with the latest
generation of Honda’s Integrated Motor
Assist.
“People may not realize the Insight
is very economical to purchase,
starting at about $21,000, which is
great for a family sedan,” Vece said.
“Where the Civic Hybrid is subtle
in its environmental participation,
the Insight celebrates environmental
awareness with unique trims and
monikers many owners appreciate on
this car.”
The Honda Odyssey, Civic Hybrid
and Insight — along with Readers’
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sedan, Honda Accord, Honda Odyssey
and Honda CR-V — are available at
First Honda, 2325 First St., in Simi
Valley.
Showroom hours are from 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and
from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
Information: 584-6632
Website: http://www.1stautogroup.
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Facebook: First Honda Simi Valley
Twitter: @FirstHondaSimi
ECONOMY CAR
Full county winner
Honda Civic
Full county favorites
★ Toyota Corolla
★ Toyota Prius
★ Ford Focus
★ Toyota Camry
★ Honda Accord
Honda Civic
With upscale design and stylish trim
levels, the Civic Sedan is once again
named the top economy car by Ventura
County Star readers. The 2011 model
offers technology, performance and
value with lots of bang for the buck
consumers demand.
“The Civic is very sporty compared
to other vehicles in its class with
excellent fuel economy,” said Joe
Vece, general sales manager at First
Honda in Simi Valley. “This car has
a lot of power and people have a fun
time driving this car.”
With a steeply raked windshield to
HONDA ACCORD — FAMILY CAR
enhance aerodynamics and handling,
this economy sedan is anything but
economy. It offers a leather-trimmed
interior (on EX-L models), available
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation
System with Voice Recognition on EX
and EX-L models and a USB audio
interface on EX and EX-L trims.
Drivers can attribute the smooth ride
to a MacPherson strut front suspension
and a choice of five-speed manual
or five-speed automatic transmission
powered by a 140 hp, 1.8-liter,
16-valve SOHC I-VTEC four-cylinder
engine. Mileage checks in at 26
city/34 hwy with the manual option;
25 city/36 hwy in the automatic.
The Honda Civic — along with
Readers’ Choice favorites the Honda
Accord, Honda Odyssey, Honda Insight
and Honda CR-V — is available at First
Honda, 2325 First St., in Simi Valley.
Showroom hours are from 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and
from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
Information: 584-6632
Website: http://www.1stautogroup.
com
Facebook: First Honda Simi Valley
Twitter: @FirstHondaSimi
Toyota Camry
Toyota Corolla
Performance, style and value are
several reasons why the Toyota Corolla
is one of the best selling cars in the
world. The attractive and sporty Corolla
is available in three trim models and
all come equipped with a 1.8-liter
four-cylinder engine that produces 132
horsepower. The fuel efficient Corolla
is rated for 28 mpg in the city and 35
mpg on the highway.
“The Corolla is the No. 1 selling car
in the world and the Camry is the No.
1 selling car in America,” said Robert
Gutierrez, client advisor.
As a spacious and comfortable mid-
sized car, the Toyota Camry is roomy,
refined and is competitively priced
with similar sedans in its class. The
base model Camry is rated for 22 mpg
in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
Thousand Oaks Toyota has a large
selection of the Corolla or Camry in
which to choose.
The dealership is at 2401 Thousand
Oaks Blvd. in Thousand Oaks.
Information: 497-2791
Website: http://www.totoyota.com
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Full county winner
Honda Accord
Full county favorites
★ Toyota Camry
★ Honda Odyssey
★ Honda CR-V
★ Toyota Sienna
★ Acura MDX
Honda Accord
“The Honda Accord always returns to
the VC Star’s Reader’s Choice because
it is so popular with families and is a
great-looking sedan that achieves up to
34 mpg,” said Joe Vece, general sales
manager at First Honda in Simi Valley.
“Honda technology has made this
car self-reliant and it maintains great
resale value.”
Drivers and passengers will discover
increased comfort with a larger interior
for 2011 with available leather-
trimmed seats, a 10-way power adjust
on the driver’s seat, (SE and above)
and air/heat vents on EX models and
above in the rear seats. Every Accord
Sedan is outfitted with a Honda
Satellite-Linked Navigation System
also comes equipped with a rearview
camera.
All models sport a new grille, front
bumper and trunk-lid design. On
the V6 models, consumers will be
surprised to find a little more bling
with a finished chrome exhaust and
door handles.
Several engines are available,
including the 177-hp, four-cylinder
(LX, LX-P); 190-hp, four-cylinder (EX)
and 271-hp, V-6. Estimated mpg is 34
with the four-cylinder models and 30
mpg with the V-6.
The Honda Accord — along with
Readers’ Choice favorites the Honda
Civic, Honda Odyssey, Honda Insight
and Honda CR-V — is available at First
Honda, 2325 First St., in Simi Valley.
Showroom hours are from 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and
from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
Information: 584-6632
Website: http://www.1stautogroup.
com
Facebook: First Honda Simi Valley
Twitter: @FirstHondaSimi
CADILLAC CTS — LUXURY CAR
Honda Odyssey
Honda CR-V
If a mid-size SUV is what you crave,
look no further than the Honda CR-V.
The aerodynamic silhouette is elegant
and classic and is powerfully efficient
with a 180-horsepower, four-cylinder
engine that provides all the power of
a V-6 delivering an estimated 21 mpg
city/28 hwy in an ultra-low emission
package. The CR-V also is available in
Real Time 4WD.
Inside, the CR-V offers a variety
of storage options and an MP3- and
Windows Media Audio3 compatible CD
player.
On SE, EX and EX-L models, a six-
disc in-dash changer is standard, and
the EX-L model adds XM Radio.
With 60/40 split rear seats and rear
seats folded forward, the cargo area
provides 72 cubic-feet of space.
“The CR-V has great power to
weight ratio, performance and style
in a functional package that works
well with many lifestyles because it is
so incredibly user-friendly,” said Joe
Vece, general sales manager at First
Honda in Simi Valley.
The Honda CR-V — along with
Readers’ Choice favorites the Honda
Civic sedan, Honda Accord, Honda
Odyssey and Honda Insight — is
available at First Honda, 2325 First
St., in Simi Valley.
Showroom hours are from 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and
from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
Information: 584-6632
Website: http://www.1stautogroup.
com
Facebook: First Honda Simi Valley
Twitter: @FirstHondaSimi
Toyota Sienna
The newly redesigned 2011 Toyota
Sienna won the honor this year of
being named the Readers’ Choice
Favorite, Full County for a family car
by The Star readers.
The all-new exterior styling sets
the Sienna apart from other minivan
competitors in its field. The Sienna is
wider but is shorter in height from the
previous model years.
The Sienna has a seven or eight
passenger version with an abundance
of storage space throughout. If
additional space is needed, the third
row bench seat can be easily folded
down for even more storage.
The base model versions come
standard with a 187-hp, 2.7 liter four-
cylinder, with a six-speed automatic
transmission. The Sienna is rated 19
mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the
highway.
“There’s a Sienna available for every
type of family,” said Robert Gutierrez,
client advisor. “It’s a great family car.”
Thousand Oaks Toyota is at 2401
Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Thousand
Oaks.
Information: 497-2791
Website: http://www.totoyota.com.
LUXURY CAR
Full county winner
Cadillac CTS
Full county favorites
★ BMW 750
★ Lexus LS 460
★ Lexus ES 350
★ Mercedes Benz E350
★ Cadillac Escalade
★ Acura TL
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Cadillac CTS
Luxury, performance and handling
is what the classic Cadillac is all
about. A Readers’ Choice favorite,
GM’s flagship CTS sedan tops the list
again as a crowd-pleasing favorite.
For 2011 the usual suspects of CTS
trim lines include the popular CTS
Sport Sedan, V-Sedan, Coupe, V-
Coupe, Sport Wagon and the V-Wagon.
At the top of the ladder, GM says
the CTS V-Sedan represents the
fasted production sedan in the world.
And they aren’t kidding. Enhanced
performance drives this baby from
zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds.
“Cadillac has really brought out
all the stops for the CTS and our
customers have responded to the
upgrades in standard features and
innovative technology,” said Leo
Bunnin, president and owner of
Bunnin Cadillac. “Just when you
think this line-up of cars had reached
the pinnacle, General Motors raises
the bar once again.”
Track-tested in Germany the Sport
pairs a 556-hp supercharged V8
engine with racing suspension tuned
in Germany, Brembo brakes with
six-caliper in front and four-caliper in
the rear, hand-cut and sewn interior
appointments, Michelin Sport tires,
six-speed manual or automatic
with paddle shifters mounted on
the steering wheel, 10-speaker
Bose surround sound, touch-screen
navigation with iPod integration and
so much more.
To see the full line of Cadillac CTS
sedans, visit Bunnin GM Supercenter
at 1501 Ventura Blvd., in the Oxnard
Auto Center.
The showroom is open from 9 a.m.
to 9.p.m. daily.
Information: 987-2279
Website: http://www.bunnin.com
Facebook: Bunnin Automotive
Group
Twitter: @Bunnin_Auto
MOTORCYCLE
Full county winner
Harley-Davidson
Full county favorites
★ Honda
★ Ducati
★ BMW
★ Kawasaki
★ Yamaha
SPORTS CAR
Full county winner
Chevrolet Corvette
Full county favorites
★ Chevrolet Camaro
★ Porsche 911
★ Ford Mustang
★ Ferrari F430
★ Audi R8
CHEVROLET CORVETTE — SPORTS CAR
Chevrolet Corvette
The Chevrolet Corvette: an American
icon that keeps getting better and
better with age, and once again,
a winner with Ventura County Star
readers. Loaded with power, style and
ingenuity, the 2011 class of Corvettes
will surely take you for the ride of your
life.
“The Corvette is simply the best-
priced, best-selling sports car on
the market,” said Sharon Lorkowski,
Internet manager at William L. Morris
Chevrolet in Simi Valley. “What you
get in a Corvette is bar-none compared
to other American sports cars in its
class.”
Models include the essential Coupe,
Convertible, Grand Sport Coupe,
Grand Sport Convertible, Z06 and the
grand-daddy of them all — the fastest
GM production car of all-time — the
ZR1, packed with a supercharged LS9
engine producing 638-hp and topping
out at 205 mph.
The standard coupe is nothing to
sneeze at either. All models average
zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds (with
the exception of the ZR1 at 3.4
seconds) cranking 430-horsepower.
The Z06 returns a very respectable
505-hp. Mileage on all except the ZR1
(20 mpg hwy) calculates an estimated
26 mpg hwy.
It’s no wonder the grand Corvette
is heralded as “The Great American
Sports Car.”
Wm. L. Morris Chevrolet is at 1001
Cochran St., Simi Valley.
Information: 426-5873
Website: http://www.morrischevy.com
Facebook: Wm L Morris Chevy Simi
Valley
Twitter: @MorrisChevy
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Full county winner
Land Rover Range Rover
Full county favorites
★ Toyota 4runner
★ Cadillac Escalade
★ Chevrolet Tahoe
★ Toyota Highlander
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Cadillac Escalade
Votes of The Star readers have
determined the 2011 Cadillac
Escalade SUV is a full county
favorite SUV. Combining power and
performance not found in other luxury
SUVs, this 8-passenger ride offers
spacious interior with seating for eight
in three rows, tri-zone climate control,
touch-screen navigational system,
a rearview camera and optional
equipment and appointments to
further distinguish the Escalade from
other SUVs in its class.
“Refinement, performance and
seating for eight in a luxurious
package barely touches the surface
of the Cadillac Escalade,” said
Leo Bunnin, president and owner
of Bunnin Cadillac. “The optional
Platinum model kicks it up a few more
notches with distinctive exterior styling
and appointments while the Hybrid
Escalade model represents the world’s
only full-size luxury Hybrid SUV. It
doesn’t get much better than this.”
All-wheel-drive powertrains on all
models in the lineup include 6.2-liter
V-8 engines that deliver 403-hp with
an estimated 13 mpg city/18 hwy fuel
economy.
Hybrid technology establishes the
Escalade as the world’s only full-size
luxury SUV. Designed to improve fuel
efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions
the Escalade uses a two-mode hybrid
system that uses a gas engine and
electricity generated by electric motors
to deliver an estimated 20 mpg city/23
mpg hwy.
To see the full line of Cadillac
Escalade SUVs, visit Bunnin GM
Supercenter at 1501 Ventura Blvd., in
the Oxnard Auto Center.
The showroom is open from 9 a.m.
to 9.p.m. daily.
Information: 987-2279
Website: http://www.bunnin.com
Facebook: Bunnin Automotive Group
Twitter: @Bunnin_Auto
Toyota Highlander
The 2011 Toyota Highlander was
selected as the Readers’ Choice
Favorite in the category of SUV by
readers of The Star.
Toyota added some changes to this
crossover vehicle for 2011 including
new front styling, revised lighting and
a four-cylinder is now more readily
available with the base model. The
Highlander has a long list of options
that are available for even the most
discriminating buyer.
“The versatility is great,” said Paul
Bromley, sales manager. “It offers a
comfortable ride for a multi-purpose
vehicle and is a popular seller. With
the Highlander, you get more bang for
the buck.”
In business for 40 years at the
same location, Thousand Oaks Toyota
is committed to providing excellent
customer satisfaction.
Thousand Oaks Toyota is at 2401
Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.
Information: 497-2791
Website: http://www.totoyota.com
TRUCK
Full county winner
Ford F-150 4x2
Full county favorites
★ Toyota Tacoma
★ Toyota Tundra
★ Ford F-150 4x4
★ Chevrolet Silverado
★ Chevrolet 1500 4x2
HONDA ODYSSEY — VAN
VAN
Full county winner
Honda Odyssey
Full county favorites
★ Toyota Sienna
★ Dodge Caravan
★ Chrysler Town & Country
★ Chevrolet RV Van
★ Ford Flex
★ Chevrolet Express
Honda Odyssey
The Honda Odyssey is innovation
at its finest with a distinguished style
and advanced safety features. The
tecnology inside makes it a rolling
entertainment wonder. A 16.2-inch
wide split-screen capable DVD rear
entertainment system with HDMI
technology is just one of the advanced
technologies available (and who
wouldn’t chose this option?).
“There are few competitors in the
automotive market when it comes to
the Honda Odyssey van,” said Joe
Vece, general sales manager at First
Honda in Simi Valley. “For the 2011
model year it has been redesigned
with more comfort and additional trims
available for families on the go.”
Those trims include the LX, EX,
EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite. All
models are feature a powerful 3.5-liter,
248-hp V-6 with 250 lb.-ft. of torque
and an available six-speed automatic
transmission that delivers up to 28
mpg hwy.
Safety is no accident with the
Odyssey. The National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration awarded the
Odyssey five-stars in each seating
position of all three crash-safety tests,
as well as earning a five-star overall
vehicle score.
The Honda Odyssey is available at
First Honda, 2325 First St., in Simi
Valley.
Showroom hours are from 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and
from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
Information: 584-6632
Website: http://www.1stautogroup.
com
Facebook: First Honda Simi Valley
Twitter: @FirstHondaSimi
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