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Cell: (805) 340-9338
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Ventura Food Truck Fridays

At Ventura Food Truck Fridays, the 3rd Friday of every month turns Midtown Ventura into a foodie mecca.Food, glorious food!  Once a month, Midtown Ventura attracts dozens of the best mobile diners in the Southern California area for Ventura Food Truck Fridays.  This Friday, February 21, 2014 is your chance to celebrate this awesome foodie feast for the month.

What: Ventura Food Truck Fridays
Where: Pacific View Mall (Main St & Mills), Ventura
When: 3rd Friday of every month, 6pm to 10pm

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Some of the mobile restaurants that will be featured at this month’s Ventura Food Truck Fridays include: Cousins Main Lobster, Gen’s Baked Goods, the ever-popular Grilled Cheese Truck, It’s in the Sauce, Belly Bombz, the Greasy Weiner, Perk-U-Later, Kona Ice and Sweet Arleen’s.  Instead of sitting in one restaurant or picking from a boring buffet that’s been setting out for who know’s how long, you can go from truck to truck to sample their appealing appetizers, enticing entrees and delectable desserts.  But Ventura Food Truck Fridays isn’t ALL about the food.  A DJ provides entertainment for the ears and there will be face painting for the kids.

Make it a family night at Ventura Food Truck Fridays.  The menu changes every month as the roster of food trucks gets rotated.  What you see one month may be different the next.  Follow Ventura Food Truck Fridays on Facebook to find out which trucks will be participating each month.  A portion of all sales benefit Midtown schools, parks and other public spaces.

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 1810 Marisol, Ventura, CA - Click here for more info on this beautiful Ventura hillside home with panoramic views

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Ventura Healthy Heart Fair 2014

At the Ventura Healthy Heart Fair 2014 on Feb 8th, guests will learn how to eat and cook healthier, receive free health screenings and learn bystander CPR among other fun activities.February is Heart Health Month.  If you’re like thousands of other Ventura County residents, you probably decided to make 2014 the year that you focus on your health.  The Collection at Riverpark wants to help you stay on track to a healthier new you in the new year with their Ventura Healthy Heart Fair 2014.

What: Ventura Save a SweetHEART Healthy Heart Fair 2014
Where: The Collection at Riverpark (Park View Ct, Oxnard)
When: Sat, Feb 8, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: (805) 278-9500

Search the MLS for Ventura County homes for saleThe goal of the Ventura Healthy Heart Fair 2014 is to teach the public about leading a heart healthy lifestyle.  According to the CDC, approximately 600,000 Americans die from heart disease every year.  That accounts for 25% of the total amount of deaths in the US annually.  And heart disease doesn’t discriminate based on age, race or gender either.  This can be treated and even possibly prevented by educating yourself on what to look for and healthy changes you can make in your life.

At the Ventura Healthy Heart Fair 2014, guests can participate in free health screenings from mobile units provided by Dignity Health.  Representatives from St. John’s Hospitals will be on hand to help Ventura residents with enrollment in their Covered California plans as well as answer any questions they may have.  AMR Gold Coast will be offering bystander CPR in an effort to make sure you have the tools needed in case of an emergency situation.  Don’t miss renowned chef Brother Echo as he teaches his healthy eating class focused on RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) sufferers.  Whole Foods Market will round things out with their tips on how to shop, cook and eat healthy.

Stay focused on a healthier you this year.  Come to the Ventura Healthy Heart Fair 2014 this Saturday, February 8th.  You only get one life.  Make it count!

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Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Requests Voluntary Water Use Reduction

The City of Ventura is requesting a voluntary 10% water use reduction from Ventura residents as soon as possible or risk possible water rationing.As you may know, Governor Brown recently proclaimed a water shortage emergency throughout the state of California.  Water fed to Ventura residents through Ventura Water is provided by three main sources: the Ventura River, Lake Casitas and groundwater.  Water levels in the river have remained extremely low due to the lower than normal precipitation in the area.  Lake Casitas is currently at 60% capacity, with the allocation of water to be implemented if it reaches 50%.  In response, Ventura requests voluntary water use reduction by at least 10% from all its residents as soon as possible.

In the Kitchen

Search the MLS for Ventura County homes for saleNow would be a great time to consider upgrading your appliances to newer, more energy-efficient models in your Ventura home.  An EnergyStar dishwasher, for example, uses less than 5.5 gallons per load.  This is much more efficient than washing by hand.  However, if a new dishwasher isn’t in the budget, consider replacing the aerator in your faucet to help reduce the amount of water coming through.  If you refrigerator doesn’t have a “water in the door” option, fill a container with water and keep it in the fridge so you don’t have to run the faucet to wait for the water to get cold enough when you want a drink.

In the Bathroom

Did you know that approximately 25% of your entire indoor water consumption is in the bathroom?  Check for leaks in the toilet (this can waste as much as 500 gallons a day).  Replace the aerator in the sink’s faucet.  Don’t run the water when brushing your teeth.  Since shower heads can wear out, replace old ones with a more efficient WaterSense model.

In the Laundry Room

Another huge source of indoor water use in your Ventura home (approximately 25%) comes from washing laundry.  If a new washer/dryer set is in your future, consider front loading washers instead of top loading ones.  They use less water AND less energy to run.  Always use the proper water setting for each load and adjust accordingly.

Outdoor Watering

It stands to reason that the biggest culprit of water usage in any Ventura household is actually outside the home (as much as 50% of the total household water usage).  Install a timer for your sprinkler system to automatically set the time of day and amount of time you water.  Make sure your sprinklers are turned off during rainy weather.  During winter, you should only need to water once a week.  Use plants and grass native to the area for maximum water efficiency.  Once a month, check for leaky or misaligned sprinkler heads and broken pipes.

You can find out how your Ventura household fares in their water usage by using the water calculator at Home Water Works.  Ventura requests a voluntary water use reduction from all its citizens as soon as possible.  Please do your part so we don’t have to go to water rationing in the future.  Thank you.

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 1810 Marisol, Ventura, CA - Click here for more info on this beautiful Ventura hillside home with panoramic views

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Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Food and Wine Challenge 2014

The Ventura Food and Wine Challenge 2014 comes to Oxnard on Jan 23rd and everyone is invited join in to vote for their favorites.Foodies rejoice!  The Ventura Food and Wine Challenge 2014 is almost upon us.  You know what that means, right?  The best local talent from top Ventura area restaurants and wineries will be competing to find out who can make the best food and wine pairing and we all get to be the judges.

What: Ventura Food and Wine Challenge 2014
Where: Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort (2101 Mandalay Beach Rd, Oxnard)
When: January 23, 2014 6pm to 8:30pm
Contact: Ventura County Wine Trail (805) 765-5324

Search the MLS for Ventura County homes for saleThe Ventura County Wine Trail will be hosting the Ventura Food and Wine Challenge 2014 at Oxnard’s Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort.  Teams comprised of Ventura area wineries and local restaurant chefs will be offering up their best pairings of tasty morsels and robust vintages to a panel of judges to find the “Best Food & Wine Pairing”.  Guests at the Ventura Food and Wine Challenge 2014 also get to have a say when they cast their vote for the event’s “People’s Choice” award.  Trophies will be handed out at the end of the evening’s festivities.

For more information on the Ventura Food and Wine Challenge 2014, please contact the Ventura County Wine Trail.  The best of Ventura County’s vintners and chefs are coming together in one location to show off their talents and we get to be the beneficiaries?  How fantastic is that?!

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Casa Paraiso, Ventura, CA - Click here to find out more about this beautiful Ventura home for sale

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Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Restaurant Week 2014

Ventura Restaurant Week 2014 offers diners a 20% discount at more than 30 Ventura restaurants during Jan 13-19, 2014.Just about everybody likes to dine out from time to time.  With the plethora of fabulous restaurants available in downtown Ventura, there are literally thousands of tasty dishes to choose from at any given time.  Ventura Restaurant Week 2014 is the perfect opportunity to support the local economy while tantalizing your tastebuds.

What: Ventura Restaurant Week 2014
When: January 13-19, 2014
Where: Participating restaurants in the Ventura area
Contact: City of Ventura Offices (805) 654-7800

Search the MLS for Ventura County homes for saleVentura Restaurant Week 2014 has partnered with over 30 local downtown Ventura and Harbor Village restaurants to bring diners out of their homes.  To do so, they are offering a 20% discount with the purchase of an entree.  In addition to the 20% discount, the first 300 diners to complete and submit a Restaurant Week survey will be eligible for a $25 gift certificate to one of the establishments participating in Ventura Restaurant Week 2014.  Please speak with your server wherever you are dining to find out more about the survey.

For a complete list of restaurants participating in Ventura Restaurant Week 2014, please visit the City of Ventura’s website.  Foodies rejoice.  Even Scratch Food Truck will be offering 20% off their menu this week.  You’ll have to check their site to find out where they’ll be.  You don’t have to feel guilty about eating out during Ventura Restaurant Week 2014.  You’re dining local at a great discount.  Visit your favorites and/or try something new for the new year!

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 1810 Marisol, Ventura, CA - Click here for more info on this beautiful Ventura hillside home with panoramic views

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Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Spark of Love Toy Drive 2013

Bring a twinkle to a young child's eye this Christmas. Donate a new, unwrapped toy to the Ventura Spark of Love Toy Drive 2013.We may not get snow here in Ventura County, but that doesn’t make Christmas any less magical.   There’s nothing as precious as watching a child’s face light up with joy as they unwrap their presents.  Unfortunately, not all children are able to feel the joy due to the financial constraints their families find themselves in.  You can help make a child’s Christmas special by donating to the Ventura Spark of Love Toy Drive 2013.  There’s still time left to participate!

What: Ventura Spark of Love Toy Drive 2013
Where: All Ventura County Fire Stations, Police/Fire Headquarters or Ventura City Hall
When: Now through December 24, 2013
Contact: (805) 339-4319

Search the MLS for Ventura County homes for saleThe Ventura City Fire Department is working in conjunction with the police stations, other fire stations located within Ventura County and Ventura City Hall to bring life to the Ventura Spark of Love Toy Drive 2013.  They need your help, though.  All you need to do is drop off a new, unwrapped toy, book, game or sporting equipment suitable for boys and girls up to 12 years old at any Ventura County fire station, police or fire headquarters or the Ventura City Hall by the end of business on Christmas Eve.  Every single donation received will be distributed on Christmas to families in need throughout Ventura County.

Help make Christmas merry and bright for local children.  Donate a toy to the Ventura Spark of Love Toy Drive 2013.  You have five more shopping days til Christmas, so get crackin’!  We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Yyear!

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Casa Paraiso, Ventura, CA - Click here to find out more about this beautiful Ventura home for sale

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Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2013

Kick off Christmas right by coming to the Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2013 on December 6th in front of the San Buenaventura Mission.It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Ventura.  But it really doesn’t feel like Christmas until the tree gets decorated and lit.  Ring in the Christmas season with the Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2013 tomorrow, December 6th in downtown Ventura.

What: Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2013
Where: San Buenaventura Mission (211 E Main St)
When: December 6, 2013 5pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: (805) 643-4318

Search the MLS for Ventura County homes for saleThe Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2013 ceremony will take place in front of one of Ventura’s most treasured landmarks, the San Buenaventura Mission.  Local Ventura area choirs will be lifting their voices in song with traditional Christmas carols before the official countdown begins.  Even Santa is making a special trip to Southern California for the show.  He may even be bringing snow with him!

Bring your friends and family to the San Buenaventura Mission this Friday to watch the Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2013.  You’ll be filled with the Christmas spirit in no time flat.  Happy holidays!

Featured Ventura County Home for Sale

1810 Marisol, Ventura, CA - Click here for more info on this beautiful Ventura hillside home with panoramic views

For more information on this and other Ventura County homes for sale, please visit our Ventura County MLS Search.

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

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