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Mother’s Day Weekend in Oxnard

Living in Oxnard provides the community with an abundant of family-friendly activities. This weekend is a special time to celebrate mom at the Spring Tea in Oxnard.  Enjoy a cup of tea, sandwiches, scones and dessert, catered by La Dolce Vita Restaurant. Be sure to wear your favorite spring hat for the hat contest. You can also shop at the Marketplace for last minute gifts for Mother’s Day.mothers-day

When: Saturday, May 9 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. (seating begins at 1:30p.m.)
Where: Heritage Square, 715 South A Street
Cost: $40 per person and $25 per child 12 and under
Contact: Heritage Square at 805-483-7960, ext. 3 or email to make your reservations.

Search homes for sale in Ventura CountyIf the great outdoors is your passion, take mom to the Channel Islands Harbor Safe Boating Day Expo in Oxnard this weekend. Learning to be safe on the water is the focus of this year’s Channel Islands Harbor Safe Boating Expo. The expo includes safety demonstrations on personal flotation devices, as well as air, sea and fire rescue demonstrations.

When: May 9th from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Where: Channel Islands Harbor, 4201 S. Victoria Avenue
Cost: FREE
Contact: Safe Boating Expo at 800-704-5620 or visit the website for the complete event schedule.
Reserve your spot for a free Coast Guard boat tour or ride.

This family-friendly, exciting Safe Boating Expo event will include:
Safety demonstrations
Free tours of USCG vessels
Free flare inspection and disposal
Free digital selective calling (DSC) registration
Free vessel safety exams at the Launch Ramp
Commercial booths, hands-on exhibits
Agency booths and displays
Life jacket fashion show
A variety of food and beverages will be provided by the Pacific Cornthian Youth Foundation.

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Ventura County Strawberry Festival 2013

The 30th Annual California Strawberry Festival takes place in Oxnard this weekend, May 18th & 19th.It’s that time of year, folks…strawberry time!  The 2013 Ventura County Strawberry Festival comes to Oxnard this weekend, May 18th and 19th.  For two days only, Southern Californians will be celebrating the succulent nectar of life that is the strawberry.

Search the MLS for Ventura County homes for saleFrom 10am to 6:30pm this Saturday and Sunday, Strawberry Meadows of College Park (located at 3250 South Rose Ave. in Oxnard) will be filled with the sights and smells of strawberries.  Nosh on traditional strawberry dishes like strawberry pie, strawberry jam and chocolate covered strawberries.  But, save room for the strawberry pizza and strawberry nachos!  If you feel like you need a break from the juicy goodness, there will more than 50 food vendors of all kinds on the premises for the weekend.

Stop in for one of the cooking demonstrations by local Ventura County chefs.  Feel like a kid again on the carnival rides.  You’re sure to find something you absolutely “must have” at one of the 250+ arts and crafts booths.  There’s even some sweet strawberry beer!  Dance off the calories at the Berry Best Dance Contest.  Dress up your favorite hat for the Berry Best Hat Contest.  Even the wee ones can get in on the action with the Berry Best Dressed Baby Contest.  This year, there is a Berry Zipline and Navy Seals Underwater Dive Tank that you don’t want to miss!

General admission is just $12 per day.  Seniors (ages 62+) and active military members and their dependents (with valid ID) can get in for just $8 each.  Kids ages 5-12 are just $5 and all kids ages 4 and under can get in free.  Click here to purchase your tickets online.  The military discount is only valid at the gate.

Make it a point to attend the Ventura County Strawberry Festival this weekend.  It’s going to be a sweet time!

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.

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Ventura Celebrates Public Art Project

The City of Ventura celebrates the latest additions to its Public Art Project of transit art on Sat. Oct. 6, 2012 in downtown Ventura.The City of Ventura believes that a happy resident is a well-rounded resident.  Outdoor activities keep our bodies healthy.  But how do we keep our minds healthy as well?  The Ventura Public Arts Program that began over two decades ago was initially set up to incorporate art into public spaces.  That includes sculptures, murals, frescoes and more.  This Saturday, October 6th, the City of Ventura celebrates the latest offerings to the Public Works Project.

There are 14 new works of art that will be added to Ventura’s bus stops and bike racks, bringing the grand total of transit art to 19 bus shelters (murals) and 7 bike racks (sculptures) throughout the city.  Not only is this a way to enhance what residents and visitors see everyday, but it is meant to encourage everyone to utilize public transportation as much as possible.

The City of Ventura will welcome these new additions to the public transit artwork with a celebration from 10:45am to 12:45pm in downtown Ventura’s California Street Mini Park. There will be live music, refreshments, a few brief words from public officials (including Mayor Mike Tracy) and an introduction of the artists involved in the project.  The public is welcome to attend.  Free bus tokens and maps indicating where to find all public displays of transit art will be available to everyone.

Come to downtown Ventura this Saturday, October 6th, to celebrate the latest additions to the Ventura Public Art Project.  See the artists who created these beautiful pieces of artwork in person.  You may be surprised just how accessible public transit is.

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

Memorial Day Weekend Music Fest in Simi Valley

Memorial Day Weekend Music Fest in Simi Valley

Looking for a fun way to spend Memorial Day weekend?  If you’re in the Simi Valley area and love music, the 23rd Annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival makes its way to Rancho Santa Susana Community Park on Saturday, May 26th, & Sunday, May 27th, for two days of Zydeco heaven!  While music is the main focus of the Memorial Day Weekend Music Fest in Simi Valley, there is, of course, so much more!  You can dance along to the live musical performances, let the kids play in the kids area, find special arts and crafts for sale at on-site vendors and sample some delicious food throughout.

There is so much music to enjoy that it takes two stages to contain it all: the Blues Stage and the Cajun Creole Stage.  The musical line-up for Simi Valley’s Cajun & Blues Festival is as follows:


  • 11:30am – Paul Oscher
  • 12:45pm – RJ Mischo (featuring Rick Holmstrom)
  • 1:50pm – Terry Hanck
  • 2:55pm – The Mannish Boys (featuring special guests Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King, Marco Pandolfi, Jackie Payne, Kid Ramos, Jason Ricci and Paul Size
  • 5pm – Muddy Waters Tribute (featuring Bob Corritore, James Cotton, Johnny Dyer, Bob Margolin, Mud Morganfield, Darrell Nulisch, Paul Oscher and many more)
  • 6:45pm – Nathan James & The Rhythm Snatchers (featuring special guest James Harman)


  • 12pm – Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters
  • 1:30pm – Nathan Williams & The Zydeco Cha Cha’s
  • 3:05pm – Rosie Ledet and The Zydeco Playboys
  • 4:20pm – Mardi Gras Parade
  • 4:50pm – Curley Taylor and Zydeco Tribute
  • 6:25pm – Gator Beat


  • 11:30am – The Mighty Mojo Prophets
  • 12:15pm – Mitch Kashmer with John Marx & Adrianna Marie
  • 1:25pm – Shawn Pittman
  • 2:30pm – Big Pete (featuring special guests Al Blake, Alex Schults & Paul Size)
  • 3:45pm – Rod Piazza & the West Coast Sheiks (featuring Junior Watson)
  • 5:15pm – The Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • 6:45pm – Candy Kane (featuring Laura Chavez)


  • 12pm – The Bayou Brothers
  • 1:20pm – Nathan Williams & The Zydeco Cha Cha’s
  • 2:50pm – Gator Beat
  • 4pm – Mardi Gras Parade
  • 4:30pm – Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble
  • 6pm – Bonne Musique Zydeco

General admission tickets are just $20 for adults (ages 13+), $15 for kids ages 5-12 and free for kids under 5.  Tickets can be purchased at the festival box office from 9am to 6pm or via TicketWeb (click here to visit TicketWeb’s website).  If you would like to purchase tickets in advance but don’t want to do so online, you can visit local Simi Valley branches of US Bank, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce, center court of the Simi Valley Town Center Mall or Harley’s Simi Bowl.  For some family-friendly fun this Memorial Day weekend, go to the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival.  Great music, good food and entertainment for all ages!

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard

California Strawberry Festival in OxnardCalifornia leads the nation in strawberry production.  In fact, we provide almost 88% of the nation’s strawberries here.  So, it makes sense that one of Ventura County’s largest events, the California Strawberry Festival, will be coming to Oxnard the weekend of May 19 & 20, 2012.  Strawberry Meadows (3250 S Rose Ave) will play host to more than 250 arts and crafts exhibits and vendors, live music, games, rides, pie eating contests and, of course, strawberries galore!

From 10am to 6:30pm each day, the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard will showcase strawberries in just about every concoction imaginable: chocolate covered, shortcake, jams, powdered and even on a pizza.  Several live musical acts will be serenading visitors throughout the entire two-day event.  Whether you like Reggae or Ska, Latin Pop or Big Band, there’s something to keep your ears happy while your taste buds enjoy the fruits of other people’s labor.  The Strawberry Promenade features cooking demonstrations, a recipe contest and exhibits about the life of the strawberry.  Strawberryland for Kids includes fun rides, games, a bounce slide and puppet shows. Artisans from all over Ventura County and beyond descend upon the festival to sell their jewelry, soap, candles and other handmade arts and crafts.

On-site parking is limited and will cost $10.  However, free shuttles are available from Camarillo Premium Outlets, Channel Islands Harbor, Centerpoint Mall, the Oxnard Transportation Center and The Palms Shopping Center.  Admission is just $12 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+) and active military (with ID) and their dependents, $5 for kids ages 5-12 and free to kids under 5 years old with accompanying paid adult.  All proceeds from the event (including ticket sales and food booths) benefit local Ventura County charities.  We hope you can make it to the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard on May 19 & 20, 2012.  Eat some sweet treats, listen to some sweet music and help raise money for charity while spending a glorious day in the Southern California sunshine.  Is there anything better than that?

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists