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Pat Zumbrun
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Email Pat at patz4re@aol.com  
Cell: (805) 340-9338
BRE #01229401


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Email Dave  at zman4re@aol.com
Cell: (805) 340-9339
BRE #01227683

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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Ventura Tree Lighting

Ring in the holidays in style at the Ventura tree lighting on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 5pm. Free refreshments, live entertainment and a visit from Santa are all scheduled for attendees.Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s official, folks.  We have stepped into the holiday zone.  Tomorrow, November 30th, the City of Ventura will be holding its official tree lighting ceremony to ring in the holidays.

Beginning at 5pm, visitors and residents of the city are invited to gather in front of the Mission trees in downtown Ventura (211 E Main St) for live entertainment, including a choir singing traditional holiday favorites and a sing-a-long with spectators.  This year, the 20 foot tall tree has been decorated with new LED lights. Thanks to the generous donations of Ventura citizens, the Mission’s trees will be decked out in beautiful, multi-colored lights for the entire year, not just Christmastime.  You can even enjoy some light snacks and other goodies for free.

The mayor and other government officials will give a few brief words before the Ventura holiday tree is lit at 6:15pm.  After that, Santa is scheduled to ride in on a Ventura fire engine.  He’s given the reindeer the night off.  Free parking will be available surrounding downtown Ventura.

Start the holidays off right.  Come to the official Ventura tree lighting ceremony in downtown Ventura tomorrow, November 30th.  Festivities begin at 5pm but the fun lasts much longer.  Happy holidays!

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

Free Ventura Recycling Event

The City of Ventura will be accepting household waste for free from 9am-1pm Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at the Ventura Community Park.Do you have old clothes, furniture, electronic equipment or tires laying around your Ventura home that you don’t know what to do with?  If they are not fit for donating to your local Goodwill or Salvation Army, consider dropping them off at the free Ventura collection and recycling event taking place this Saturday, November 17th.  This collection is only free to Eastside residents, though.

From 9am to 1pm (or until they are full), the City of Ventura will be accepting the following household waste at the Ventura Community Park (901 S Kimball Rd):

  • Appliances
  • Audio/Video Equipment
  • Cameras
  • Cell Phones
  • Clothing
  • Computers/Laptops
  • Computer Monitors
  • Furniture
  • Green/Yard Waste (tree limbs, shrubbery and lawn clippings)
  • Metal
  • Printers
  • Tires
  • TVs
  • Wood

While the City of Ventura will be accepting many household items for disposal or recycling, they will NOT accept the following:

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Automotive Fluids
  • Batteries
  • Motor Oil/Oil Filters
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Polishes and Varnishes
  • Pool Chemicals

For more information or to find out how you can dispose of those household hazardous waste items that won’t be accepted at this event, please call the City of Ventura’s Volunteer Ventura! Office at 652-4555 or 658-4732.  Get rid of those extra household waste items that aren’t quite good enough to donate by attending the free Ventura recycling event this Saturday from 9am to 1pm.  Clear out your home for free just in time for the holidays.

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

Polling Places in Ventura County

Don't know where to vote in Ventura County? Find out here as well as get a brief rundown of the measures and props to be voted on November 6, 2012.The big day is almost here.  Next Tuesday is Election Day.  If you haven’t already mailed in your ballot or visited the Ventura County Elections Division to cast your vote early, every Ventura County resident who is a legal, registered voter needs to turn up at their appointed polling place to cast their ballot.  If you don’t know where your polling place in Ventura County is, visit the Ventura County Recorder’s Office website to find out.

In addition to the presidential election, Ventura County residents will be voting on a variety of other positions, ballots and measures.  These include:

  • Measure L – Thousand Oaks City Council Term Limits
  • Measure M – Proposed Santa Paula USD
  • Measure N – Simi Valley Managed Growth Plan
  • Measure O – City of Moorpark Low-Rent Housing Development
  • Measure P – Ocean View School District Bond Proposition
  • Measure QVentura USD Parcel Tax
  • Measure ROxnard School District Bond Proposition
  • Measure S – Somis Union School District Bond Proposition
  • Measure THueneme Elementary School District Bond Proposition
  • Prop 28 – Term Limit Reform for Senate/Assembly
  • Prop 29 – Cigarette Tax Increase for Cancer Research
  • Prop 30 – Tax Increase for Education
  • Prop 31 – Two Year Cycle for State Budget
  • Prop 32 – Ban contributions from corporate and unions to state and local campaigns
  • Prop 33 – Basing car insurance rates on history of insurance coverage
  • Prop 34 – Ending the Death Penalty
  • Prop 35 – Increasing penalties for human trafficking and sex slavery
  • Prop 36 – Modifying the “Three Strikes Law” so that the third felony must be for a serious or violent crime before imposing a life sentence
  • Prop 37 – Requires mandatory labeling of any genetically engineered food
  • Prop 38 – State income tax increase to be earmarked strictly for education
  • Prop 39 – Multi-state business income tax increase
  • Prop 40 – Referendum to nullify the California State Senate’s redistricting plan

All responsible voters should research the candidates, measures and propositions thoroughly before casting their vote this Tuesday.  You are always welcome to bring notes with you when you cast your ballot.  This makes it quicker for you and the next person in line.  No matter what your political affiliation is, the most important thing is to find your polling place in Ventura County and VOTE! You can’t be heard if you don’t raise your voice.

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

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