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Dave and Patricia Zumbrun are a successful team of real estate professionals representing your interests in homes and real estate. Whether you are a buyer or a sellers, they provide comprehensive, personalized service. Homes listed with them sell quickly with a minimum of inconvenience. Buyers can depend upon their thorough knowledge of the residential market to assist you in finding either an affordable first home, move-up home or your dream estate.

Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017

When does the Christmas season start in your home? The day after Thanksgiving? Or when the official City tree gets lit up? If it’s the latter, then you’ll want to watch the Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017 yourself on Friday, December 1st.

The Christmas season doesn't officially start until the Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017 takes place. This year, that's on Dec 1st at Mission Park.

What: Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017
Where: Mission Park (185 E Santa Clara St)
When: Friday, December 1st, 3 pm to 8 pm
Contact: San Buenaventura Mission (805) 643-4318

Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017

Main Street will be shut down in front of the San Buenaventura Mission specifically for the Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017 ceremony. While the tree lighting won’t take place until after dark (around 6:45 pm), there will be plenty to keep you busy beforehand. Visit Santa’s Village for holiday-themed fun. You can also start checking off the items on your Christmas list by purchasing one-of-a-kind gifts found at the Village. Santa even plans to stop by for pictures with the children.

Watch Jesus’ birthplace come alive before your eyes with the mission’s living nativity. Choirs sing Christmas classics while other live entertainment performs throughout the day on two separate stages in Mission Park. They say it never rains in California (which, of course, is silly because it absolutely does). But, this year, it snows. That’s right. Guests at the Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017 event enjoy a beautiful winter setting complete with snowfall. Food and beverages will also be available for sale.

Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017 Parking

Parking for this holiday event can be found at the Ventura County Museum, at the Knights of Columbus Hall or in any of several lots available in the downtown area.

Hopefully, you and your family can make it to the Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017. Santa should arrive just as the lights go on. Snow and surf within minutes of each other. Only Southern California can offer you both. Happy holidays!

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10929 Encino Dr Oak View CA

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Ventura Veterans Day Ceremony 2017

Since our very first days as a nation, more than 40 million people have served in the military. These amazing men and women made incredible sacrifices to defend our country. They deserve our respect. To honor every person who played their part, the City hosts a Ventura Veterans Day Ceremony 2017 this Saturday.

Come to the Ventura County Government Center at 11am on Nov 11th for the official Ventura Veterans Day Ceremony 2017 honoring all men and women who served.

What: Ventura Veterans Day Ceremony 2017
Where: Ventura County Govt Center (800 Victoria Ave)
When: Saturday, November 11th, 11 am
Admission: FREE

Origin of Veterans Day

Veterans Day actually began as “Armistice Day” in 1919 to commemorate the anniversary of the end of the “great war” (World War I). In 1926, Congress sought to make this a date of observance. In 1938, November 11th became an official national holiday. After World War II and the Korean War, President Eisenhower changed the name from “Armistice Day” to “Veterans Day”. Between 1971 and 1975, the date was moved to the 4th Monday in October. However, President Ford changed it back to November 11th in honor of the significance of the date and the origination of the holiday.

Ventura Veterans Day Ceremony 2017

Beginning at 11 am, US Navy Captain Chris Janke joins City and County officials as they pay tribute to veterans of all branches of the military. The service takes place at the flag poles located at Victoria and Telephone. This brief Ventura Veterans Day Ceremony 2017 concludes with an official laying of wreaths to signify each branch.

Free Services for Veterans on Veterans Day 2017

Many US businesses express their thanks to our military members by offering free meals and services on Veterans Day. For a complete nationwide list of where you can take advantage of these free offers, please visit the Military Benefits website. You can also visit Military Bridge’s website to locate local Ventura County locations offering free and discounted meals, admission, shopping, and services.

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10929 Encino Dr Oak View CA

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Ventura Residents Rank Among Happiest in the US

National Geographic released their list of the 25 Happiest Cities in the US. Guess what? We made the list. Yes, Ventura residents rank among the happiest in the entire United States. To be more specific, the entire Oxnard/Thousand Oaks/Ventura made the list.

According to National Geographic, Ventura residents rank among the happiest people in the US thanks to the weather, beach access, and nearby forests.

Ventura Residents Come in 20th

Eight of the 25 Happiest Cities in the US are located right here in California. Ventura residents came in at the #20 spot. The team at National Geographic highlighted our beautiful weather and beaches as well as the closeness of Los Padres and Angeles National Forests as reasons why Ventura residents were so happy.

How Were Rankings Determine?

The National Geographic team took several factors into consideration 15 separate factors. Some of these included healthy eating habits, lifestyle, activity level, financial security, the amount of vacation time taken, amount of civic engagement and dental checkups. Yes, dental checkups. For some reason, areas where people visit their dentists more often tend to be happier. Maybe it’s because happy people like to smile. You need good teeth to feel good about smiling. Easy access to water also makes people happy. So, it makes sense that a coastal community like ours made the list.

How Can I Increase my Happiness?

  • Be active – Get some exercise. That could mean walking, bicycling, skating, skateboarding. Whatever it is, just get out there and move!
  • Eat healthier – We have several local farmers markets that provide great, locally sourced food. Visit them weekly to use in your family’s dinner.
  • Get a hobby – Find something you enjoy doing and do it regularly.
  • Go to the beach – Happy people love the water. Surfing, swimming, volleyball or beachside barbecues. They all make people happy.
  • Give back to your community – Volunteer at a senior center, local hospital or animal shelter.
  • Sleep – Never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep.
  • Set a goal – They don’t have to be big goals. Maybe you want to run a marathon. Start with running a mile a day. Then, increase it to two. Then, three. And so on and so on. Track your progress. You’ll be marathon-ready before you know it.
  • Take a vacation – Even a quick weekend getaway out of your normal routine can add happiness to your life.

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1093 Purcell Ln Ventura CA

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2017 Ventura County Pumpkin Patches

October means fall harvest fun in Southern California. Halloween is just over three weeks away. That means it’s time to go hunting for pumpkins! But where do you start? Try one of these great 2017 Ventura County Pumpkin Patches.

Chances are good that there are great 2017 Ventura County Pumpkin Patches located somewhere near you. Which one do you like the most?

2017 Ventura County Pumpkin Patches

Ojai Pumpkin Patch

Who: Boccali’s Ranch Pumpkin Patch
Where: Boccali’s Ranch (3277 E Ojai Ave)
Hours: Now through October 31st, 10 am to 7 pm
Admission: FREE, Hayrides $2 each
Contact: Boccali’s Ranch (805) 669-7077

Home of the “Big Mac” pumpkins (super-sized). But you’ll find every size from small to large here. They also sell squash, Indian corn and other seasonal produce. Let the little ones run free through the free children’s maze. Then, take a hayride around the ranch for just $2 per person. Starting October 13th, Boccali’s hours extend from 10 am until 9 pm. That’s also when the pumpkin patch turns “haunted”. But only from 7 pm to 9 pm every Friday and Saturday until the end of the month.

Santa Paula Pumpkin Patch

Who: Santa Paula Rotary Pumpkin Patch
Where: Limoneira Ranch (12471 Foothill Rd)
Hours: Every Sat & Sun thru Oct 29th, 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: $5 per person (ages 2 & under FREE), Corn Maze $10 per person
Contact: Limoneira Ranch (888) 522-1884

Activities include hayrides, hay maze, and hay pyramids. Watch a pumpkin take flight for $5 at the pumpkin chucker. Ride a pony or get your face painted for $6. Make your way through the corn maze for $10. Live music performed all day. See large and small farm animals. Visit the country store for something special. When you get hungry, pick up some tasty food.

Ventura Pumpkin Patches

Who: Big Wave Dave’s Pumpkin Patch
Where: 4075 Telegraph Rd
Hours: 10 am to 9 am 7 days a week thru Oct 31st
Admission: FREE
Contact: Big Wave Dave’s (805) 218-0282

In addition to the hundreds of pumpkins of all sizes for sale, kids can try their hand at dozens of fun games.

Who: Great Pacific Pumpkins
Where: 5100 Olivas Park Dr
Hours: 9 am to 6 pm 7 days a week thru Oct 31st
Contact: Great Pacific Pumpkins (805) 644-1235

Who: McGrath Street Pumpkin Patch
Where: 5156 McGrath St
Hours: 9 am to 6 pm 7 days a week through Oct 31st
Admission: FREE
Contact: McGrath Street Pumpkin Patch (805) 658-9972

Wholesale pumpkins and gourds every day. On the weekends, enjoy delicious barbecue provided for sale by It’s in the Sauce. Also, grab some baked goods for dessert every weekend as well.

Who: Prancer’s Pumpkin Village
Where: 3075 Johnson Dr
Hours: 10 am to 9 pm 7 days a week
Contact: Prancer’s Village Contact Form

There’s pony rides, jumpers, face painting and a petting zoo for the kids. Make your way through the hay maze. Ride the mechanical bull. Or take a hayride. So much fun!

Are your favorite 2017 Ventura County Pumpkin Patches listed above? If not, let us know where you like to get your pumpkins from.

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164 Oak St, Camarillo, CA

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2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience with Martha Stewart

Do you enjoy sipping a fine glass of wine while eating delicious food prepared by some of today’s most talented chefs? Then you’re going to want to get your tickets right now for the 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience. This year, visitors have the chance to actually meet Martha Stewart live and in person.

Meet talented chefs from all over Southern California at the 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience. Special guests: Duff Goldman and Martha Stewart.

What: 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience
Where: Olivas Adobe (4200 Olivas Park Dr)
When: Sunday, October 1st, 1 pm to 4 pm
Admission: $85 to $325
Contact: Ventura County Star email update sign-up

2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience

So many extremely talented chefs live right here in the Ventura area. Luckily for us, they’ve agreed to come to the 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience to showcase their talents for you. Some of the chefs featured at this exclusive event include Alex Montoya from The Cave Ventura, Gabe Garcia from Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard, Salvador Austen from The Pierpont Inn in Ventura and Michelle Kinney from La Dolce Vita in Oxnard. But those are only a few scheduled for the day. Duff Goldman, owner of Baltimore’s Charm City Cakes and Food Network personality, will also be at the event for a meet and greet with guests. And, of course, the legendary Martha Stewart makes an appearance as well.

At the 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience, guests sample food, wine, beer and more from several local wineries, breweries, bakeries, restaurants and personal chefs. Indulge in a cooking demonstration or two. Learn the latest techniques in culinary excellence from those in the know. This event is jam-packed with tons of things any foodie would be thrilled to experience.

Tickets for 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience

Since alcoholic beverages will be served at the 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience, you must be at least 21 years old to enter. Choose from four different options for your total experience. First, the Grand Tasting costs $85 per person. Guests enjoy unlimited samplings, live demonstrations and access to guest panels. Next, the VIP Grand Tasting runs $120 per person. With the VIP package, guests get in one hour earlier than everyone else (12 pm). That means an early jump on food, wine, beer and spirit tasting. After that, the Duff Goldman VIP Grand Tasting costs $180 per person. You receive everything included in the regular VIP Grand Tasting as well as a signed cookbook and personal meet and greet and with Duff Goldman himself. Finally, for $325 each, meet Martha Stewart as she signs copies of her latest cookbook Slow Cooker. In addition to the cookbook signing, guests partake in a sampling of Martha Stewart Wine Co wine selections and take home a swag bag filled with Martha Stewart goodies. To purchase tickets, visit the Ventura Food and Wine Experience box office online here.

Everyone can have a good time and still be responsible. Arrange a designated driver before you head out. Or, call a cab, Uber or Lyft to pick you up and take you back home. Whatever choice you make, just stay safe and keep others safe around you. Cheers and bon appetit!

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1810 Marisol Drive - Ventura, CA

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California Beer Festival Ventura 2017

Only a few days left to summer, according to the calendar. But in sunny Southern California, we get to enjoy summer a little bit longer. Nothing goes better with summer time weather than a nice cold beer. Choose from some of the finest craft beers at the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017.

Celebrate finely crafted local beers as well as fantastic food and great music at the 3-day California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 in Plaza Park.

What: California Beer Festival Ventura 2017
Where: Plaza Park
When: Sept 15th 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Sept 16th 12:30pm to 5pm, Sept 17th 11:30am to 7pm
Admission: $25 to $75 (3-Day Passes are SOLD OUT)
Contact: California Beer Festival (805) 628-9588

California Beer Festival Ventura 2017

There’s so much to see and do at the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017! First, kick things off with a food and beer pairing on Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Various local chefs put their talents to work for you. They’ve partnered with local Ventura breweries to bring you a pairing menu unlike any other. Then, visit craft beer heaven on Saturday. Gates open for early bird VIP ticket holders at 11:30am. General admission comes in at 1pm. Live music and bocce ball provide the day’s entertainment. Guests sample from more than 85 craft beers on tap. Of course, there’ll be food to help absorb the alcohol. For these two days, you must be at least 21 years old to participate.

Finally, Sunday wraps up the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 with the popular Boots & Brews Country Music Festival. Four amazing acts are scheduled to perform: Highway Starr, “Yours” singer Russell Dickerson, “Fix” singer Chris Lane and “Think a Little Less” hit maker Michael Ray. Food and drinks sold separately. All ages are welcome to this event.

California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 Tickets

Please note: 3 day passes for the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 already sold out. But others are still available…for now. Friday’s Food & Beer Pairing costs $60 per person. You must be at least 21 years old to attend this event. General admission on Saturday runs $50 per person. Get in an hour and a half early with a VIP ticket for $75. However, if you’re the designated driver for your group, you only pay $25. Keep in mind that, even if you don’t partake in sampling beer, several talented chefs prepare amazing food for you to taste. Then, there’s always the great entertainment, too. Sunday’s Boots & Brews Music Festival costs $25 for general admission. Upgrade to VIP for $50 each. This gets you a front row seat and access to the VIP lounge. Purchase tickets online at the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 website here. But, hurry. They sell out quickly.

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1093 Purcell Ln Ventura CA

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Ventura Rock on the Dock 2017 Concert Series

Last week, Ventura students headed back to school. Next Monday is Labor Day. While these events typically signal the end of summer, fun times roll on. Want proof? The Ventura Rock on the Dock 2017 concert series starts up this Saturday.

Every Saturday in September, come to the free Ventura Rock on the Dock 2017 concert series in Ventura Harbor Village. New act every week.

What: Ventura Rock on the Dock 2017 Concert Series
Where: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker Dr)
When: Every Saturday in September, 3pm to 6pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

Ventura Rock on the Dock 2017 Concert Series

First of all, who doesn’t love music? In addition to everything Ventura Harbor Village usually provides, now there’s even more. Every Saturday in September (beginning this Saturday, the 2nd), a different musical act performs live for three whole hours in Ventura Harbor Village. Well, technically, they’ll perform on a dock in the harbor. Thus, Ventura Rock on the Dock 2017. Since they’ll be on the dock, the village offers plenty of places to listen. Therefore, date night just got even better!

First, spend a little time visiting one of Harbor Village’s great boutiques. Next, dine at the 805 Bar, Harbor Cove Cafe, Margarita Villa or Milano’s. Then, enjoy a sweet treat at The Parlor or Coastal Cone. Finally, listen to live musical entertainment while you do it all. Musical acts range from country rock to reggae, rock party favorites to good old fashioned rock and roll. Listen to local bands from Newbury Park, Simi Valley and right here in Ventura perform on a rotating schedule. As a result, visitors enjoy a different musical genre and band each and every week.

Ventura Rock on the Dock 2017 Concert Line-Up

Five concerts in five weekends. That’s Ventura Rock on the Dock 2017 for you! Summer doesn’t officially end until September 22nd. It lasts even longer in Southern California. So, enjoy our great summer nights with good food, great music and fantastic company when you visit Ventura Harbor Village any Saturday this September.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura County Fair Starts on Wednesday

Ventura County Fair Starts on Wednesday

12 days of good old-fashioned fun! The Ventura County Fair starts on Wednesday, August 2nd. Consider this your traditional family-fun fair. All of the old fashioned rides you would expect to find will be here. Although, this year there is a great new addition: Michael Jackson’s Wave Swinger from his personal collection at Neverland Ranch. This is the ride where you sit in a swing and go in a circular motion. It is just really neat that it is from his personal collection.

You can expect to find:

  • Deep-fried everything!
  • An old-fashioned flea circus
  • An Olympic Bobsled coaster
  • Chalk Art
  • Daily Discounts Available
  • Concerts every night
  • A weekend Rodeo
  • And so much more!

What makes this fair so great is how it is offered to the community. There are budget-friendly opportunities for families to take part in. The WOW pass is only $36 and allows you entry for all 12 days. What a deal! You have until Tuesday, August 1st to purchase your WOW passes. There are other great offers like Dollar Day where there are designated times that entry prices are only a dollar. On Friday, there is a kid’s day where all children under 12 are free all day. Feel free to check out the following link to see what special deals are going on all 12 days.

Don’t miss the parade. The fair parade will be traveling around downtown Ventura at 10am on Saturday morning. KC and the Sunshine Band are performing Saturday night at 7:30pm and it is free. Other special events going on while the fair is in town include Military Appreciation Day, concerts are every night at 7:30, and there is even a rodeo on the weekend! The Ventura County Fair is a tradition here and if you haven’t been, this is the year to make it your family tradition!

When: August 2nd through the 13th

Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 West Harbor Blvd, Ventura

Website: https://www.venturacountyfair.org/

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Channel Islands National Park- Ventura County

Channel Islands National Park- Ventura County

Along the Santa Barbara Channel you can find Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary which is made up of five Channel Islands. These Channels are so very important to our area. They serve as our ocean environment and as a great resource to our community. Therefore, if you have not been to any of the park’s Channel Islands yet, make time this summer to come explore. Near Ventura, and close to Los Angeles, it is refreshing to visit and break away from the busy California city lifestyle.

The Channel Islands are San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara. Between all of them, they are as an oceanic home to several hundred unique to the area species and over 2,000 plant and animal species, overall. However, one of the coolest ones is the Santa Barbara Channel because it happens to be home to over 30 marine mammals like whales, dolphins, and elephant seals!

Which Island to See First?

Each island is unique and has different qualities to offer. If you are looking for amazing views and rock formations that usually have cute sea lions propped on them, go to Anacapa. Anacapa is additionally well known for bird watching and wildflowers. If you are looking to kayak, snorkel, hike, or even camp, Santa Cruz is the most popular. Santa Rosa is known to be a private area with beautiful white beaches. It is also great for hiking and camping! Santa Barbara and San Miguel Islands however, are mostly used for rehabilitation and conversvation. Therefore, they are closed to the public at times.

Really anytime in summer is good to visit any of the islands. The blue and the humpback whales are out and moving for great whale watching opportunities. Check out the Channel Islands website here for additional information and openings. Just 14 miles from Ventura, and miles of fun for hiking, kayaking, camping, and general wildlife viewing.

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Sun Protection Tips for the Ventura County Resident

Sun Protection Tips for the Ventura County Resident

July is right around the corner and the sun is hot, especially here in sunny California where the sun shines over 272 days of the year. Therefore, it is very important to know sun safety and protection tips. We have all been sunburned at some point in our lives and we all can certainly agree that it is no fun!

Not only is sunburn terrible to endure, but it is not safe for the health of our skin. Even though we all know that you are supposed to wear sunscreen, sometimes we get on the beach or out in the sun and just don’t apply it. Hopefully these tips will help you:

  1. It is good to go ahead and get in the habit of wearing sunscreen anytime you are out in the sun. Apply it every day if you have to. Carry it on you.
  2. Keep in mind that the sun is hottest between the hours of 10am and 2pm. Try to avoid doing yard work or generally being out in the direct sunlight during these time frames.
  3. Wear hats, long sleeves, or long pants to help protect your skin when outside.
  4. With children, it is important to take extra precautions and teach them sun safety, as well. Re-apply sunscreen together every 80 minutes. Set an alarm on your phone to help you remember.
  5. If you are going to wear sunglasses, choose ones with UV protection or polarized sunglasses. These will help protect your face and eyes the most from the harsh sun.
  6. Most cosmetics now come with a certain level of UV protection. Therefore, when purchasing these products, look for the correct labeling for an extra boost of safety on your face daily.

Lastly, remember that you know your skin best. Stay aware of what your regular skin looks like and pay attention if anything looks different. Happy sunning in Ventura, California!

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