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CALENDAR OF EVENTS - SUMMER
JULY
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
Fourth of July:
Camarillo Air Show
Camarillo Art & Jazz Festival
Almost every community plays host to its own
activities to celebrate Independence Day, each one
culminating in a fireworks show. Call individual cities
or visit their Web sites for up-to-date information.
Held at the Camarillo Airport, this two-day event
scheduled in late August allows visitors a chance to
wander among experimental, home-built, vintage and
classic airplanes. Includes aerial displays, food and a
business expo. (805) 650-9639 or (805) 490-1033.
www.eaa723.org.
Held at various locations throughout Camarillo. Call
Camarillo Chamber of Commerce 805-484-4383 or visit
www.camarillochamber.org for details.
Camarillo Fiesta & Street Fair
Celebrating the city’s incorporation the fair is held in
Old Town Camarillo on Ventura Boulevard. Food,
games, entertainment and other attractions. (805)
676-4840. Web site: http://www.camarillofiesta.com.
Hueneme Beach Festival
3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Features rides, games, live music, arts and crafts,
interactive displays, food, all at Hueneme Beach Park
on Surfside Drive. This event will take place August
23-24. (805) 986-6590 or (805) 986-6542.
www.huenemebeachfest.org.
July 3 at Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra
Rejada Road, Moorpark. Two concerts, games and
attractions, Sky diving team and fireworks display.
(805) 517-6300. http://www.ci.moorpark.ca.us
Summer Concerts at Historic
Heritage Square
Seabee Days
Tentatively held in July at Naval Base Ventura County,
the annual event offers a carnival, parade, military
displays, food, tours of the Seabee Museum and free
entertainment. www.nbvc.navy.mil/seebeedays.
Oxnard Salsa Festival
This celebration of salsa food, music and dance
usually takes place during the last week of July.
Sponsored by the Downtown Oxnard Merchants
Association at Plaza Park on Fifth Street in Oxnard.
(805) 247-0197. www.oxnardsalsafestival.com
Santa Paula Citrus Festival
This festival offers a full weekend of entertainment,
carnival rides, a downtown parade, farmers market,
citrus and avocado pavilion, arts and crafts and
games. The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club
of Santa Paula. This event usually takes place in midJuly. (805) 933-4200. www.santapaulafestival.org.
Fridays 6-8pm; 715 S. “A” St., Downtown Oxnard.
Call (805) 483-7960 for more information.
Channel Islands Festival of Sail
2008 Tall Ships Celebration
Call Oxnard Chamber of Commerce 805- 604-7331
for details.
Channel Islands Harbor
Fine Arts & Crafts Show
Food, Wine & Microbrewery Festival
Over 1,200 connoisseurs from all over the Valley
gather each year at Westfield Promenade to
experience the ultimate in dining indulgence from local
restaurants, wineries, and microbreweries. Call
Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce (818) 347-4737
or visit www.visitvalleyofthestars.org for details.
Ventura Street Fair Ventura’s downtown comes
alive on Independence Day It features arts and crafts,
food from local restaurants, live entertainment, a
children’s parade and other activities. Starting the
celebration is the Pushem-Pullem Parade.
Ventura County Boat Show
The shores of Lake Casitas are turned back to the
16th century for this annual event, usually held in late
September. Re-enactors re-create a Pirate village,
complete with music and food. (805) 496-6036.
www.goldcoastfestivals.com.
Moorpark Country Days
This is Moorpark’s largest civic event, featuring a
parade and street fair along High Street.
(805) 514-0243. www.countrydays.org.
Channel Islands Seafood Festival
Food, beer, wine, live music, arts and crafts, marine
displays and a children’s area are offered at this
event, usually held in late September. (800) 390-6694.
Simi Valley Days
This community celebration gets into full swing with a
carnival mid-month at Los Angeles Avenue and
Madera Road. Other events include a skateboarding
contest, music, old-fashioned family picnic and
parade. (805) 675-8668. www.simivalleydays.org.
Local artists display their talents on the boardwalk at
Channel Islands Harbor. Continuous live music and a
variety of local exotic foods to appeal to every taste.
Call Oxnard Chamber of Commerce 805- 604-7331
for details.
Thousand Oaks Arts Festival
Cool Breeze Century Bicycle Ride
Ventura Lemon Fest
Each year, the Channel Islands Bicycle Club and the
Kiwanis Club of Ventura team up to welcome more
than 1,600 cyclists for a 30-, 60-, 100- or 126-mile ride
north from Ventura. Money raised helps fund the
clubs’ charitable causes. www.cibike.org.
Typically held in early September at Pacific View Mall
in Ventura, the festival is designed to honor lemons,
which once grew on the land where the shopping
center now sits. The festival includes live
entertainment, a children’s play area, arts and crafts,
food cooking demonstrations and contests.
(805) 642-0605. www.lemonfest.com.
Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
Held at Kingsmen Park at California Lutheran Univ. in
Thousand Oaks, this free event features TWO
Shakespeare plays. Performances are Friday,
Saturday and Sunday. Entertainment and food . Bring
your blankets or chairs. (805) 493-3455. Web site:
http://www.kingsmenshakespeare.org/festival/index.php
Gold Coast Pirate Faire
BJ Thomas at the Valley Cultural Center
Family Earth Day – 2 p.m. Concert – 6 p.m. Warner
Park with eco-friendly workshops and informational
booths with tips and products on how to conserve
energy. An electric bicycle marathon with celebrity
contestants will end up in Warner Park just in time to
enjoy a concert by Oscar and Grammy award winner
and legendary singer, songwriter, B.J. Thomas.
Music, theater and dance performances, art show and
sale are offered at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts
Plaza and Gardens of the World. Held in midSeptember. (805) 496-6141.
Sea Fest Weekend
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500
or check the chamber online for more details.
Vintage Rods Classic Car Show
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500
or check the chamber online for more details.
Ventura County Fair
The annual celebration of agricultural and creative
achievements takes place at the county fairgrounds
on Ventura’s waterfront. The 12-day fair features
nationally known entertainers, a rodeo and demolition
derby. (805) 648-3376. www.venturacountyfair.org.
The site also lists other events at the fairgrounds
throughout the year.
Ventura Summer ArtWalk
Ventura Hillside Music Festival
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500
or check the chamber online for more details.
Aloha Beach Festival
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500
or check the chamber online for more details.
More than 150 artists will exhibit their works at more
than 70 downtown Ventura locations at the Summer
Artwalk in August. (805) 658-4760.
www.venturaartwalk.org.
The show takes place at Fisherman’s Wharf, Channel
Islands Harbor, and features more than 150 boats in
the water and more than 200 boats and displays on
land. The 2008 event takes place July 10-13.
(805) 323-655-2020. www.ci-boatshow.com.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS - FALL
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
Oxnard Multicultural Festival
North Pole Express
Fillmore & Western Railway
Snow, Snow, Snow and Santa at
Gates Canyon Park
Held at Plaza Park in downtown Oxnard is September
or October, the festival features live entertainment,
music and dance from around the world. Come share
Call Fillmore Chamber of Commerce 805-524-0351
or visit www.heritagevalley.net for details.
Call Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of
Commerce 818-597-7300 or visit
www.agourachamber.com for details
your traditions while learning about the customs of
others. (805) 385-7434 or www.visitoxnard.com.
Christmas Tree Train
Fillmore & Western Railway
Fillmore & Western Railway “Pumpkin
Liner” to Faulkner Farms Pumpkin Patch
Call Fillmore Chamber of Commerce 805-524-0351
or visit www.heritagevalley.net for details.
Call Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of
Commerce 818-597-7300 or visit
www.agourachamber.com for details.
Moorpark Civil War Re-enactment
Camarillo Christmas Parade
The event features two days of soldiers, horses and
Call Camarillo Chamber of Commerce 805-484-4383
or visit www.camarillochamber.org for details.
805-524-2546 or www.fwry.com
1st Sunday at the Airport
& Flying Flea Market
Call Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce 805-525-5561
or visit www.discoversantapaula.com for details.
Wine & Wings
Santa Paula Airport
Call Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce 805-525-5561
or visit www.discoversantapaula.com for details.
Kinetic Sculpture Race
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500 or
battles at Tierra Rejada Ranch in early to midNovember. The event is sponsored by the Rotary
Club of Moorpark. www.moorparkrotary.com
Dinner with Santa
Fillmore & Western Railway
Holiday Lights on the Water
Call Fillmore Chamber of Commerce 805-524-0351
or visit www.heritagevalley.net for details.
Call Oxnard Chamber of Commerce 805- 604-7331
or visit www.visitoxnard.com for details.
Oxnard Tree Lighting Celebration
Call Oxnard Chamber of Commerce 805- 604-7331
or visit www.visitoxnard.com for details.
visit www.ventura-usa.com for details.
Day of the Dead Event
Seaside Highland Games
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500 or
visit www.ventura-usa.com for details.
Pier Under the Stars, Food and
Wine Festival
Holiday Tree Lighting
Call Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce 805-525-5561
or visit www.discoversantapaula.com for details.
Santa Paula Historical Society Exhibit
Call Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce 805-525-5561
or visit www.discoversantapaula.com for details.
50th Annual Channel Islands Harbor
Parade of Lights
The annual lighted boat parade celebrates Christmas
“California Style.” Boats are decorated and paraded
throughout Channel Islands Harbor. Early afternoon
activities include snow play for kids, strolling carolers,
sleigh bell carriage rides, and a visit from Santa and
Mrs. Claus. www.venturaharborvillage.com
Santa at the Santa Susana Historic
Railroad Depot
Call Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce 805-525-5561
or visit www.discoversantapaula.com for details.
30th Annual Holiday Street Festival
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500 or
Tree Lighting at Simi Valley Town Center
Held the first Sunday in December, the street fair
visit www.ventura-usa.com for details.
Call Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce 805-526-3900
features live entertainment, arts and crafts, food and
Day of the Dead Celebration
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500 or
visit www.ventura-usa.com for details.
or visit www.simivalleychamber.com for details
the Downtown Cultural District of Ventura.
Ronald Reagan Library Christmas Tree
Call Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce 805-526-3900
Haunted House
or visit www.simivalleychamber.com for details
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500 or
visit www.ventura-usa.com for details.
other activities spread throughout the nine blocks of
Harvest Artwalk
Artwork displays, entertainment and children’s
Harvest Festival
activities are part of the downtown Ventura event.
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500 or
(805) 658-4760. www.venturaartwalk.org.
visit www.ventura-usa.com for details.
(805) 654-7830.
30th Annual Ventura Harbor
Parade of Lights
This free festival of choirs, strolling carolers, and of
course, Santa starts at 1pm. The parade begins at
7pm and a fireworks show is the grand finale.
805-642-8618
Holiday Traditions Ventura Style
On the first Saturday in December, Pacific View Mall
in Ventura holds this event, which includes a snow
play area, karaoke caroling contest, holiday tree
Ghost Tours
lighting and fireworks. (805) 642-0605.
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500 or
www.shoppacificvies.com
visit www.ventura-usa.com for details.
23rd Annual Westlake Village Auto Show
Call Thousand Oaks – Westlake Village Chamber of
Commerce 805-370-0035 or visit
www.towlvchamber.org for details.
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Presenting Magazine
Presenting Magazine
Publisher, Editor Rick & Jan O’Bryant
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Presenting, Inc. would like to thank the these
contributors for providing photographs and content:
Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau
(www.ventura-usa.com)
Oxnard Conventions & Visitors Bureau
(www.visitoxnard.com)
Special thank you to photographer, Jeffrey Greenberg.
Copyright 2008 Presenting, Inc. All rights reserved
Presenting, Inc. has made best efforts to verify accuracy
of telephone numbers, address and any other
information provided. Presenting, Inc. will not
be held responsible for any inaccuracies of
information in this publication.
Table of Contents
Calendar of Events
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Community Guides
Dear Area Guests,
About three years ago Direct Access
International, Inc. was privileged to help
launch the first issue of Presenting Magazine.
This year we are very excited to become its
sole publisher. With over a 15 year
background in publishing and creating hotel
guest directories it is a natural fit to do a
hotel guest magazine.
We want to maintain a top quality
publication that hotels can be proud to offer
their guests. I sincerely hope you find this
offering of maps, shopping and dining recommendations, travel tips and
area information helpful during your stay.
Your hotel has arranged for Presenting Magazine to be made available at
no charge to their guests as an added service. The advertisers promoted
in the magazine make it all possible and welcome you to the area and
their businesses. So please give them a try. Presenting Magazine is
meant to serve as a useful overview of the most needed, or hopefully
interesting, information for a short term visitor to the area. Consider
this a good list of many of the best, but far from all of the things to do,
places to dine and areas to shop. The area is far too rich in possibilities
and our visitors too diverse in their interests to get it all between the
covers of a single magazine.
Agoura, Calabasas, Woodland Hills 5
Camarillo, Oxnard
11
Fillmore, Santa Paula
15
Moorpark, Simi Valley
19
Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village
23
Ventura
31
Museums
36
Golf
38
Television Schedule
41
Key Phone Numbers
41
We want to continue to make Presenting Magazine the premier in-room
hotel magazine. If you have any suggestions or ways we may improve,
please let us know. Our contact information is listed on this page.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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Special Features
Adventure Options
42
Attractions North and South
44
Cover shot:
The beautiful Gardens of The World in
Thousand Oaks, a gift to the city from
The Hogan Foundation. See page 43.
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July-December 2008
COMMUNITY GUIDE - AGOURA HILLS, CALABASAS, WOODLAND HILLS
Woodland Hills
Woodland Hills is named for its more than
120,000 eucalyptus, sycamore, fir, pine and
pepper trees planted throughout the area. It was
in this area, that the treaty was signed to end the
Mexican War, thus clearing the way for California
to be admitted to the Union in 1850 as the 31st
State.
Agoura Hills
The community’s name was chosen to honor
early settler Pierre Augoure in 1928, but though
misspelling or for ease of pronunciation, the
Postal Service changed it to Agoura, becoming
Agoura Hills with the city’s incorporation.
Located in the Santa Monica Mountain foothills
just 30 minutes from many urban centers, the
city sits among oak-covered canyons and rolling
hillsides and is just minutes from ocean beaches.
Visitors will be treated to a city with culture! The
Valley Cultural Center serves the greater San
Fernando Valley as the prominent resource in
promoting the performing and visual arts.
Warner Center Park, the 20-acre plot of land
donated by the Harry Warner family (Warner
Brothers Pictures) is host to free concerts in the
park, including the Playboy Jazz Festival, to
more than 145,000 people
Hotels/Inns
1
Best Western WH
818-340-1000
2
Comfort Inn
818-347-8080
3
Visitors who like the great outdoors will enjoy this
“Gateway to the Santa Monica Mountains
National Recreation Area with hiking and biking
trails in over 80 acres, in six parks, ranging from
small neighborhood parks to an equestrian
center. The Reyes Adobe Historical Site at the
base of Ladyface Mountain represents 150 years
of exciting California history through documented
stories and artifacts from the families that have
called the Reyes Adobe home since 1850.
Country Inn & Suites
818-232-5200
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Good Nite Inn
5
Hilton Garden Inn
6
Holiday Inn
818-880-6000
818-591-2300
818-883-6110
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Homewood Suites-Hilton
818-865-1000
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Hilton Woodland Hills
818-595-1000
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Marriott Warner Center
818-887-4800
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10 Renaissance Agoura Hills
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818-707-1220
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Agoura Rd
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Topanga
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Lost Hills
The Chumash Indians referred to the area as a
place “where the wild geese fly”. Calabaza is the
Spanish word for pumpkin or gourd. Legend
Kanan Rd.
Calabasas
Chesebro
Call for exact locations
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tells that the area came to be known as
Calabasas after hundreds of pumpkin seeds
sprouted when a wagonload of pumpkins
tumbled to the ground. Naturally, it is now the
site for the annual Pumpkin Festival.
Visitors will see that the area has rural overtones
with modern amenities including The Commons
at Calabasas, a relatively new 2000,000 sq. ft.
shopping center with restaurants, retail and office
space, a business park and a community center
health club. It’s an ideal location to enjoy a quiet
retreat while seeing the sights in busy Los
Angeles. Calabasas also offers quick proximity
to the coast beaches through Malibu and
Topanga Canyons.
Entertainment/Shopping
1 Edwards Calabasas Stadium 6
818-223-0200
2 The Commons
818-222-3444
3 Mann 8 Agoura Hills
818-707-9966
4 Westfield Topanga Mall
818-594-8732
5 Promenade Mall/AMC Theatres
818-594-8732
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Restaurants/Night Life
1 Brasserie/Hilton
818-595-1000 (see 8 )
2 Breeze/Marriott
818-887-4800 (see 9 )
3 Cisco’s Mexican
818-879-1150
4 Pizza Cookery
818-887-4770
5 Wood Ranch BBQ
818-591-8900
Dining
Cocktails
Live Music
See Thousand Oaks/Westlake Map for more options
Please See Restaurant Section for Address
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DINING GUIDE - AGOURA HILLS, CALABASAS, WOODLAND HILLS
AGOURA HILLS
Avi’s Bistro
Ethnic Kosher cuisine.
30315 Canwood St., Agoura Hills.
(818) 991-9560
Blue Restaurant & Bar
Dishes are infused with American,
Mexican and Caribbean influence,
resulting in some of the most
delicious California cuisine around
(Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar) 5017
Lewis Road, Agoura Hills. (818)
889-8476 www.blueclubs.com
Café 14
The husband and wife team whip
up an assemblage of tasty options
at this Cal-French eatery - no
one’s leaving unsatisfied.
(Dinner) 30315 Canwood Street,
Agoura Hills. (818) 991-9560.
Chapter 8
Chef Eddy Shin knows how to
cook and age a great steak. You
will come for the food, and stay for
the nightclub (Dinner) (Full Bar)
29020 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills.
(818) 889-2088.
wwwchapter8lounge.com
Cisco’s
Since 1971, Cisco’s has offered
the very best in quality and
freshness when preparing our
authentic Mexican Dishes. The
festive atmosphere and courteous
service provide a great destination
for friends and families. 686
Lindero Canyon Road., Oak Park.
(818) 879-1150 (se our ad on
page 25)
Dolcetto Fine Italian Cuisine
Come for the home Ravioli, Osso
Buco, and the Linguine Pescatore.
At least that’s what owner Gino
Dolcetto recommends at this
romantic pink and burgundy Italian
dining room. (Dinner) 5879 Kanan
Road, Agoura Hills. (818) 889-1294
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Fabrocini’s Italian Kitchen
Moz Buddha Lounge
Fabrocini’s is a family style
restaurant for couples, families and
groups. It is also a popular place
for business lunches. Groups up
to 60 people can arrange a private
party. The atmosphere is informal
and the prices are moderate.
(Lunch, Dinner) (Beer & Wine)
29020 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills.
(818) 879-8268
www.fabrocinis.com
The menu features fresh fish,
steaks and chops with Asian
influenced cooking, refined but not
fussy, classical in technique but
based on a lusty love for food.
The result is an ambitious and
eclectic menu. Live music.
(Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar) 30105
West Agoura Road, Agoura Hills.
(818) 735-0091 www.mozbar.com
H20 Sea Gril
Resembling an old Tuscan
farmhouse with old oak trees
silhouetting the rolling hills of old
Agoura, Padri captures the true
essence of Tuscany Italian cuisine
steeped in tradition with a
romantically handsome
atmosphere. Live music. (Lunch,
Dinner) (Full Bar) 29002 Agoura
Road, Agoura Hills. (818) 8653700 www.padrirestaurant.net
Padri Italian Cuisine
& Martini Bar
California-style cuisine with
ambiance and colorful creative
setting, serving breakfast, lunch
and dinner, featuring sumptuous
buffets. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
(Full Bar) Renaissance Agoura
Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road,
Agoura Hills. (818) 707-1220
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Rustico
Leila’s Restaurant
& Wine Bar
Italian is the base of this busy
Westlake restaurant but it also
serves up some Continental
cuisine ranging from Battered
Sand Dabs in a lemon-caper
sauce, Steak Frites and a Crispy
Duck in an orange-ginger sauce.
(Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar) 1125
Lindero Canyon Road, Oak Park.
(818) 889-0191
A casual, contemporary setting
combined with bold fusion cuisine
has created a Mecca for those
looking for fine dining and fine
wines without the pomp and
circumstance. Leila’s is open for
dinner only, Tuesday through
Sunday from 5:00 pm.
Reservations strongly
recommended. (Dinner) (Beer &
Wine) 752 Lindero Canyon Road,
Oak Park. (818) 707-6939
www.leilasrestaurant.com
Senor Carlos
Executive Chef Domenick Medina
has created a wonderful selection
of Latin dishes. There will be
something there sure to please
everyone at the table. (Lunch,
Dinner) (Full Bar) 30315
Canwood St., Agoura Hills. (818)
991-2170.
Maria’s Italian Kitchen
Maria’s Italian Kitchens often
remind guests of the casual,
sometimes boisterous,
neighborhood eateries of another
era. Growing up in Hoboken, New
Jersey, Maria learned all the
delicious nuances of Napolitano
family recipes. (Lunch, Dinner)
(Beer & Wine) 29035 Thousand
Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills.
(818) 865-8999
www.mariasitaliankitchen.com
Sushi Agoura
Featuring excellent and very fresh
sushi. 5015 Cornell Road, Suite
H, Agoura Hills. (818) 991-0245
Terri’s Cafe
At Terri’s they care about your
dietary needs and good health.
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They use only the freshest
produce, and all their meat is
hormone-free and California
grown. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
30135 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills.
(818) 707-1934
Willy’s Smokehouse
Some of the best barbeque in
Agoura Hills. (Lunch, Dinner) (Full
Bar) 28434 Roadside Drive,
Agoura Hills. (818) 991-7227
Wood Ranch
Wood Ranch features “The Food
That Makes America Great!” - a
menu of award winning, high
quality, signature items such as:
Premium American Baby Back
Pork Ribs; Certified Angus Beef
steaks, Prime Rib and Burgers;
USDA Choice Tri-Tip Roasts; fresh
Fish and Chicken; and Pasta.
They also offer a broad selection
of innovative and attractively
presented salads, appetizers and
homemade desserts as well as full
liquor service. (Lunch, Dinner)
(Full Bar) 5050 Cornell Road,
Agoura Hills. (818) 597-8900
www.woodranch.com (see our ad
on inside front cover)
CALABASAS
Cosmo’s Grill
Serving classic favorites. Open 7
days. Dine-in or delivery catering
available. Open Sun-Thurs 11:00
am to 9:00 pm. Fri-Sat 11:00 am
to 10:00 pm. (Lunch, Dinner) (Full
Bar) 23663 Calabasas Road,
Calabasas. (818) 591-2211
www.cosmosgrill.com
Fins
Excellent, well-prepared seafood
and creative Continental dishes at
reasonable prices. Kudos for the
best Macadamia Nut encrusted
halibut. The Calabasas branch
boasts a lovely patio with views of
a creek. (Dinner) 23504
Calabasas Road (Mulholland Dr.),
Calabasas. (818) 223-3467
www.finsinc.com
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King’s Fish House
Owned and operated by three
generations, their love for seafood
made it inevitable that sooner or
later their passion for fresh fish
would create such a special place.
(Dinner) (Full Bar) 4798
Commons Way, Calabasas. (818)
224-1979 www.kingsseafood.com
La Paz Mexican Seafood
Restaurant and Catering service,
proudly servind fine Mexican Food
for over 25 years in 7 restaurants
in five Southeastern states. 4505
Las Virgenes Rd., Calabasas.
(818) 880-8076 www.lapaz.com
Marmalade Café
Customers enjoy dining in a
spectacular environment matched
with wonderful food and fully
attentive service. Marmalade Café
provides just that. 4783 Commons
Way, Suite E, Calabasas, CA
91302. (818) 225-9092
www.marmaladecafe.com
Mi Place
Supporters say this solid, familyoriented Cal-Italian trio is equally
apt for an informal dinner before
the movies or for a lazy weekend
brunch at reasonable prices.
(Brunch, Dinner) (Full Bar) The
Commons, 4799 Commons Way
(Calabasas Road), Calabasas.
(818) 591-8822
Calitalia
Their philosophy is the profound
belief that food tastes its best
when it is cooked to maintain its
purest natural state – consciously
choosing the type of cooking style
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and finding just the right balance of
seasoned oils, butter, marinades,
spices and herbs to highlight the
natural essence of the dish while
tantalizing your taste buds and
nourishing your body. (Lunch,
Dinner) (Full Bar) 23536
Calabasas Road, Old Town
Calabasas. (818) 223-9600
Shibuya Sushi
Rivera Restaurant & Lounge
Great menu selections of fine
Japanese cuisine in an upscale
atmosphere. (Lunch, Dinner) (Full
Bar) 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
#2010A, Canoga Park. (818) 3401300. www.bistroka.com
Fresh, delicious, excellent sushi!
4774 Park Granada, Suite 8B,
Calabasas. (818) 225-1560
full service bar and private dining
room for parties. (Dinner) (Full
Bar) 18663 Ventura Blvd.,
Tarzana. (818) 344-1191
Flemings
WOODLAND HILLS (VICINITY)
Bistro Ka
Restaurateur Tommaso Bartlett
brings his top notch experience to
yet another fine restaurant.
(Dinner) (Full Bar) 23683
Calabasas Road, Calabasas.
(818) 224-2163
Breeze Grill & Martini Bar
Located in the Marriott Warner
Center Hotel. Casual Fine Dining.
Happy hour, Sunday Brunch
21850 Oxnard St., Woodland Hills.
(818) 887-4800
(see our ad on page 8)
Saddle Peak Lodge
High wood-beam ceilings, hunting
trophies on the walls and large
fireplaces distinguish this
Calabasas destination that
supplies a welcome change from
the stark, modern décor of top LA
restaurants. The exotic New
American fare spotlighting
outstanding game dishes is equally
memorable. (Dinner) (Full Bar)
419 Cold Canyon Road (Puma
Rd.), Calabasas. (818) 222-3888
www.saddlepeaklodge.com
California Pizza Kitchen
Pizzas are created with flavors
from Thai to Jamacan Jerk.
Salads, made-to-order pastas,
soups, sandwiches, appetizers and
desserts. (Lunch, Dinner) (Full
Bar) 6606 Topanga Canyon
Blvd., Canoga Park
(818) 884-8858
www.californiapizzakitchen.com
Sagebrush Cantina
A legendary meeting place since
1974. Best appetizers. Best
Margaritas. (Brunch Sundays,
Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar) 23527
Calabasas Road, Calabasas.
(818) 222-6062
www.sagebrushcantina.com
Charlie G’s Prime
Steak House
Fine dining, great steaks and
excellent service. Specialties
include Maryland Crab Cakes, NY
Strip Steak, fresh fish, appetizers,
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Fleming’s has raised the standard
of excellence for steakhouses to a
whole new level. (Dinner) (Full
Bar) 6373 Topanga Canyon Blvd.,
Woodland Hills. (818) 346-1005
www.flemingssteakhouse.com
Frankie’s Italian Kitchen
Enjoy consistently good food and
service. 5538 Reseda Blvd.,
Tarzana. (818) 705-1295
www.frankiesitaliankitchen.com
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant
Look for the Red Mask, come eat
and have fun. Kabuki makes you
believe that Japanese cuisine is
the new comfort food. Enjoy
casual atmosphere, today’s hottest
music, people smiling and a
friendly staff. 20940 Ventura
Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 7048700 www.kabukirestaurants.com
Kate Mantilini
It’s one of the largest restaurants
in L.A. but still run like a mom ‘n
pop shop. Enjoy Americana
homegrown classics such as
meatloaf, chicken pot pie, warm
apple pie and their signature white
chili, Eastern Shore crab cakes
and roast prime rib. (Lunch,
Dinner) (Full Bar) 5921
Owensmouth Avenue, Woodland
Hills. (818) 348-1095
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La Finestra
Their creative Italian specials
change weekly, and they use only
the freshest ingredients and even
import their cheeses. (Lunch,
Dinner) 19467 Ventura Blvd.,
Tarzana. (818) 342-2824
shores of Thailand. (Lunch,
Dinner) (Beer, Wine) 20969
Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills.
(818) 883-9477
www.nicolaskitchen.com
Pizza Cookery, The
With a 300 seat dining room and
an experience catering staff, this is
an ideal location for your next
hosted event. The seasonal patio
has an old-world feel of dining on
the bustling streets of Florence.
6100 N. Topanga Canyon Rd.,
#1330, Woodland Hills. (818)
887-3777 www.maggianos.com
In business since 1975 in the
same location across the street
from the Westfield Promenade.
It is a full service restaurant
featuring pizzas, salads,
sandwiches and their famous garlic
& cheese rolls. All credit cards
accepted. 6209 Topanga Canyon
Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 8874770. www.pizzacookery.com
(see our ad on page 6)
Maria’s Italian Kitchen
Pasto Restaurant and Café
Maggiano’s
Maria’s Italian Kitchens often
remind guests of the casual,
sometimes boisterous,
neighborhood eateries of another
era. Growing up in Hoboken, New
Jersey, Maria learned all the
delicious nuances of Napolitano
family recipes. (Lunch, Dinner)
(Beer & Wine) 23331 Mulholland
Dr., Woodland Hills.
(818) 225-0586
www.mariasitaliankitchen.com
Milano’s International
Cuisine
21550 Oxnard Street,
Woodland Hills.
Monty’s Steak House
Steaks to perfection in a 50’s
atmosphere. 5371 Topanga
Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills.
(818) 716-9736
Morton’s, The Steak House
“The Best Steak Anywhere!” 6250
Canoga Ave., Suite 111, Woodland
Hills. (818) 703-7272
www.mortons.com
Nicola’s Kitchen
Italian food with influences ranging
from the California Coast to the
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Ruth’s Chris
uWink
From humble beginnings in New
Orleans to current position as the
world’s largest fine dining
company, Ruth’s Chris Steak
House celebrated its 40th
anniversary in 2005. (Dinner)
(Full Bar) 6100 Topanga Canyon
Blvd., Suite #1360, Woodland Hills.
(818) 227-9505
www.ruthschris.com
The driving force behind uWink is
the proprietary software that
connects patrons to a rich library of
media and entertainment content,
to the restaurant’s operating
system and to each other. (Lunch,
Dinner) 6100 Topanga Canyon
Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 9921100. www.uwink.com
Soup’s Grill
Piacere is Italian for “it’s our
pleasure”, but at Villa Piacere, the
pleasure will be all yours. 22160
Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills.
(818) 704-1185
www.villapiacere.com
Owned and operated by
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher and
San Fernando Valley native, Jeff
Suppan and wife Dana. Soup’s is
designed to have an atmosphere
where great food and great service
go hand in hand. (Lunch, Dinner)
(Full Bar) 21028 Ventura Blvd.,
Woodland Hills. (818) 884-6005
www.soupsgrill.com
Middle Easter, American
Traditional blend. 17620 Ventura
Blvd., Encine. (818) 728-1212
Pomodoro Cucina Italiana
Is there really any reason a casual
dining restaurant can’t offer unique
food, great design and real Milano
style? Clothes, cars, food – let’s
face it, style is good everywhere.
21600 Victory Blvd., Woodland
Hills. (818) 340-2400
www.pastapomodoro.com
Villa Piacere
Yankee Doodles Sports Bar
21870 Victory Blvd., Woodland
Hills. (818) 883-3030
www.yankeedoodles.com
SuperWok
5418 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana.
(818) 342-6383
www.superwok.com
Tatsuki Japanese Restaurant
“The best sushi for reasonable
prices. Try the stuffed squid!”
21630 Ventura Blvd., Woodland
Hills. (818) 340-8690
Poquito Mas
The original Baja Taco Stand.
21049 Ventura Blvd., Woodland
Hills. (818) 887-2007
www.poquitomas.com
The Farm of Beverly Hills
Since 1997, The Farm has been
serving up a sophisticated mastery
of simple fresh ingredients
carefully chosen for quality. 6600
Topanga Canyon Blvd. #1030,
Canoga Park. (818) 888-6738.
www.thefarmofbeverlyhills.com
Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion
of Woodland Hills
Roy’s serves famous seafood
entrée to mouthwatering steaks in
a casual atmosphere. 6363
Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland
Hills. (818) 888-4801
The White Harte Pub
This is a British pub so legitimate
that British people actually frequent
it! (Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar)
22456 Ventura Blvd., Woodland
Hills. (818) 224-3822
Ruby’s Diner
As owner Cavanaugh states, “As
our motto says, ‘Only the best for
our guest!” 6100 Topanga
Canyon, Woodland Hills. (818)
340-7829 www.rubysdiner.com
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS - AGOURA HILLS, CALABASAS, WOODLAND HILLS
JULY
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
Fourth of July Celebration - Agoura Hills
Agoura Hills Activities
Agoura Hills Activities
Call Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of
Commerce 818-597-7300 or visit
www.agourachamber.com for details.
Call Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of
Commerce 818-597-7300 or visit
www.agourachamber.com for details.
Call Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of
Commerce 818-597-7300 or visit
www.agourachamber.com for details.
Fireworks Spectacular - Calabasas
Calabasas Activities
Calabasas Activities
Calabasas High School
$10/person, children under 2 free
(818) 222-2782
Call Calabasas Chamber of Commerce (818) 222-5680
or visit www.calabasaschamber.com for details.
Call Calabasas Chamber of Commerce (818) 222-5680
or visit www.calabasaschamber.com for details.
BJ Thomas in Concert
Dynamite Chili Cook Off
Valley Cultural Center, August 10, 6pm
www.woodlandhillscc.net for details.
Call Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce
(818) 347-4737 or visit
www.visitvalleyofthestars.org for details.
Councilman Zine’s Annual July 4th
Fireworks Extravaganza
Valley Cultural Center; L.A. Pierce Symphonic Winds.
Concert – 6 p.m., Fireworks at 9:08 p.m. Fourth of July
featuring live music to a spectacular fireworks display!
The Knack in Concert
Valley Cultural Center, August 17, 6pm
www.woodlandhillscc.net for details.
Ticket To Ride (Beatles Tribute Band)
Valley Cultural Center, July 20, 6pm
www.woodlandhillscc.net for details.
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
Agoura Hills Activities
Agoura Hills Activities
Holiday Tree Lighting
Call Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of
Commerce 818-597-7300 or visit
www.agourachamber.com for details.
Call Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of
Commerce 818-597-7300 or visit
www.agourachamber.com for details.
Call Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of
Commerce 818-597-7300 or visit
www.agourachamber.com for details.
Trick or Treat at Juan de Anza Park
Calabasas Activities
Call Calabasas Chamber of Commerce (818) 222-5680
or visit www.calabasaschamber.com for details.
Call Calabasas Chamber of Commerce (818) 222-5680
or visit www.calabasaschamber.com for details
Woodland Hills Activities
Woodland Hills Activities
Call Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce
(818) 347-4737 or visit
www.visitvalleyofthestars.org for details.
Call Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce
(818) 347-4737 or visit
www.visitvalleyofthestars.org for details.
Snow, Snow, Snow and Santa at
Gates Canyon Park
Call Calabasas Chamber of Commerce (818) 222-5680
or visit www.calabasaschamber.com for details.
Woodland Hills Holiday Parade
Call Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce
(818) 347-4737 or visit
www.visitvalleyofthestars.org for details.
SHOPPING
See Maps for precise locations
The Commons
Calabasas
Commons Way (818) 222-3444
Anchor Stores: Edwards Cinema, Barnes and Noble,
Starbucks, Williams-Sonoma, King’s Fish House
Promenade
Woodland Hills
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
(818) 884-7090
50+ stores. Anchors include two large Macy’s, Coach,
Williams-Sonoma and Laura Ashley. Ruth’s Chris,
Wolfgang Pucks Café
Westfield Topanga Mall
Woodland Hills
6600 Topanga Cyn Blvd
(818) 594-8732
Anchor Stores: Nordstrom, GAP, Abercrombie,
Crate & Barrel
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Reliable, Ontime, Local Service
Door-to-Door Airport Shuttles, Town Cars, Limousines
805-389-8196 • Wine Tours and Special Events • www.rrshuttle.com
7343-PSC / 7343P-TCP
Restaurants/Night Life
Outback Steakhouse
1
Entertainment/Shopping
805-988-4329
2
1
A&M Boat Charters/Cruises
10
805-644-1499
2
Yolandas
2
9
7
The Esplanade Mall
805-389-9922
Dining
Cocktails
Live Music
Please See Restaurant Section for Address
3
Plaza Stadium 14 Cinemas
1 8
805-487-8380
6
Please See Shopping Section for Address
11
7
Solar Dr.
805-485-1146
7
Hotels/Inns
1
Best Western Inn
805-483-9581
2
Casa Sirena Marina Resort
805-985-6311
3
3
Channel Islands Inn
805-487-7755
4
Country Inn Suites
805-983-7171
1
5
Embassy Suites-Mandalay
805-984-2500
5
6
Grandstay Suites
7
Hampton Inn
805-983-6808
2
3
Peninsula Rd
7
77
2
805-985-1100
8
Hilton Garden Inn
805-983-8600
1
9
Marriott Courtyard
805-278-2200
10
Marriott Residence Inn
805-278-2200
7
4
11
Oxnard Vagabond
805-648-5371
Call for exact locations
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July-December 2008
COMMUNITY GUIDE - CAMARILLO, OXNARD
Visitors will enjoy touring the 4.5 acre Camarillo
Ranch. Walk through the richly restored ranch
home and experience the grandeur of residing
in a 6,000 square-foot house. Old Town is
another attraction. You might not realize it if
you’re just whizzing by on Highway 101, but
Old Town is not just the older commercial strip
along Ventura Boulevard just south of the
freeway. This whole area is really the heart of
the old Camarillo “town site” that was first laid
out back in 1910.
Oxnard
Camarillo
The city was named for Juan Camarillo who
purchased the almost 10,000 acre Rancho
Calleguas in 1875 from Jose Pedro Ruiz.
Geographically near Ventura County’s center,
Camarillo is one of the area’s fastest growing
cities with new housing projects bringing more
residents to town.
Its stange sounding name comes from the
Henry T. Oxnard family who developed one of
the city’s first industries – a sugar-beet refinery.
The city is surrounded by some of the richest
agricultural land in the world. It is also home to
Ventura County operated Channel Islands
Harbor, a gateway to the Channel Islands.
Visitors will take pleasure in see the city’s
downtown Heritage Square, which has 15
restored or replica turn-of-the-century houses
which made the National Register of Historic
Places in 1998 and the State Register in 1999.
Restaurants
1 Wood Ranch BBQ
805-482-1202
Please See Restaurant Section for Address
3
2 Yolandas
805-389-9922
Dining
Cocktails
Live Music
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7
2
2
5
1
9
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2
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6
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4
4
Cinemas/Shopping
Hotels/Inns
3
CAMARILLO
1
Best Western
Comfort Inn
805-987-4188
6
Courtyard by Marriott
7
Days Inn
8
9
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Holiday Inn Express
805-485-3999
805-482-0761
Call for exact locations
Hampton Inn & Suites
805-389-9898
805-388-1020
5
1 Camarilo Premium Outlet Mall
805-445-8520
Good Nite Inn
805-388-5644
805-983-7171
4
805-987-4991
2
Country Inn & Suites
Oakwood Apartments
818-710-5445
11
2 Edwards Camarillo Palace 12
805-383-8866
3 Paseo Camarillo Cinemas
805-383-2267
4 Roxy Stadium 11
805-388-0532
Please See Shopping Section for Address
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DINING GUIDE - CAMARILLO, OXNARD
Aloha Steakhouse
Aloha Steakhouse features a menu of
classic and contemporaty favorites in an
atmosphere that is warm and inviting
with a casual dress preference for deck
shoes and surf shirts. (Lunch, Dinner)
(Full Bar) 5800 Santa Rosa Road,
Camarillo. (805) 484-1422
Bobbi’s Mexican Food
Bobbi’s Mexican Food was created in
1974 by an ambitious young lady with a
drive to serve her Sonora family food,
fresh & hot. Recipes and preparation
methods remain the same today with
quality produce and meats from local
farmers. 302 North Lantana Street
(Paseo Camarillo Center), Camarillo.
(805) 484-0103
Bistro 13
Bistro 13 is known for their great
Pastas, Steaks and Seafood. Owner
Giovanni Tromba has put his 35 years
of experience into this modern Bistro.
They offer a full bar, excellent wine list
and remarkable service. (Lunch,
Dinner) (Full Bar) 4910 Verdugo Way,
Camarillo. (805) 258-3264
www.Bistro13.net
Enoteca Toscana
Wine Bistro
Upscale décor, wonderful food. 330. N.
Lantana St., Camarillo. (805) 987-8188
(Beer & Wine) 330 N. Lantana St.,
Camarillo. (805) 987-9800
www.sheilaswinebar.com
Presto Pasta
Sizzler Restaurant
Since 1992 their philosophy has been to
prepare meals just as you are ready to
eat them. That’s fresh! 1701 Daily
Drive, Camarillo. (805) 445-7737
www.prestopasta.com
Get a great steak dinner at an
affordable price! 1755 Dailey Drive,
Camarillo. (805) 987-7995
www.sizzler.com
Ric’s Restaurant
Your favorite soups and all the sides.
How comforting! 375 West Ventura
Blvd., Camarillo. (805) 389-3500.
www.souplantation.com
Peking Inn
At Enoteca Toscana Wine Bistro you will
find cuisine that is simple,
unpretentious, delicious and pairs
perfectly with their wide selection of
wines. (Lunch, Dinner) (Beer & Wine)
2088 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo.
(805) 445-1433
www.enotecatoscanawinebistro.com
El Tecolote
With an elegant casual dining room, full
bar and a heated outdoor patio, Ric’s
offers the perfect setting for any
occasion. Happy Hour Monday through
Friday. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
(Full Bar) 2500 Las Posas Road,
Camarillo. (805) 389-9919
www.ricksrestaurant.com
Charming, authentic Mexican café and
a landmark in its current location since
1952. 333 N. Lewis Road, Camarillo.
(805) 482-4318 www.eltecolate.com
Exotic Thai Café
Authentic Thai food at affordable prices
with no upcharge for dinner. (Lunch,
Dinner) 2001 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo.
(805) 383-7666
Round Table Pizza
880 Arneill Road, Camarillo.
(805) 484-8900
Great Steak and Potato Co.
Great sandwiches made fresh on the
grill: Philly Steak, turkey, chicken and
ham with, of course, plenty of potato
choices. (Lunch, Dinner) 1775 E. Daily
Drive #G (Camarillo Plaza).
(805) 445-9700
Safire American Bistro
Café India
Iguana’s Authentic Mexican
Camarillo’s newest hot spot. To quote
Executive Chef/Partner Mike Muirhead,
“It’s all about simple and fresh.” (Lunch,
Dinner) (Full Bar) 4850 Santa Rosa
Lane, Camarillo. (805) 389-1227
www.safirebistro.com
Camarillo now has Indian Cuisine! It’s
good and affordable. 1775 E. Daily
Drive, Suite A, Camarillo.
(805) 987-8537
Tex-Mex style. (Lunch, Dinner) 1312
Del Norte Road, Camarillo. (805) 9881577 www.iguanasmexicangrill.com
Sheila’s Place Wine Bar
and Café
California Grill
Camarillo favorite for many years! The
piano bar adds to a pleasurable evening
on Friday and Saturday from 7:30 pm.
Call about the “End-of-the-Month Bash”
featuring the California Grill Band on the
last Friday of each month. (Lunch,
Dinner) (Beer & Wine) 67 Daily Drive,
Camarillo. (805) 987-1922
Chester’s Asia Restaurant
Chester’s has been serving Mandarin,
Cantonese and Szechuan for over 41
years. Dine in their elegantly decorated
restaurant or take-out. (Lunch, Dinner)
(Full Bar) 2216 Pickwick Drive,
Camarillo. (805) 482-6564
Chili Peppers
Full Catering service with pride in
preparing food fresh at reasonable
prices. 601 Mobil Avenue, Camarillo.
(805) 482-8180.
Cousins Wine Tasting
Cousins Wine Tasting was designed to
be a gathering place to taste and
explore fine wines in a comfortable and
friendly setting. 2390 Las Posas Road,
Suite F, Camarillo. (805) 445-4424
www.cousinswinetasting.com
Crab House, The
Great seafood and probably the best
service you’ve experienced plus live
entertainment (Lunch, Dinner) (Full
Bar) 350 N. Lantana St., Camarillo.
(805) 987-4979 www.thecrabhouse.net
Eggs’n Things
They have a huge variety of omelets
and breakfast fare in a down-home
atmosphere. Expect lines on Sunday
mornings. (Breakfast, Brunch) 92
Daily Drive, Camarillo. (805) 987-4497
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Come in for some classic Cajon,
Creole, Fusion cuisine. Offering tasty
dishes and great live music on Friday
and Saturday nights. (Lunch, Dinner)
JJ Brewsky’s Restaurant
& Bar
Here’s a fun and comfortable place to
enjoy quality food, drink, entertainment,
sports and good company, owned by
some longstanding families in the
community. (Full Bar) 1433 Ventura
Boulevard, Camarillo. (805) 482-5249
Souplantation
Sportsman, The
Enjoy great prime rib while you watch
your favorite teams. 4426 Central
Avenue, Camarillo. (805) 983-8668
Texas Cattle Company
New; Kona Salad with Teriyaki chicken,
cheese, bacon bits, avocado, tomatoes
and sprouts all on a bed of lettuce. Pair
it with our great beef. 710 Arneill Road,
Camarillo. (805) 383-2770
Thai & Peru Restaurant
At Thai Peru Restaurants your dining
experience will be a memorable one,
where only the freshest ingredients are
used and prepared in the most careful
way. 5021 Verdugo Way, Suite 109,
Camarillo. (805) 384-0965
www.thaiperurestaurant.com
Little Thai
Fine Thai cuisine with a focus on
healthy cuisine, surrounded by
authentic artifacts and hand-painted
figurines from Thailand in museum
fashion. (Lunch, Dinner) (Beer & Wine)
2500 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. (805)
445-1365 www.mylittlethai.com
Mandarin House
Traditional Chinese fare for dining in or
take-out. 4595 Pleasant Valley Road,
Camarillo. (805) 987-6465
Monica’s Seafood & Grill
Mexican, Seafood and more. 315 Arniel
Rd., Suite 101, Camarillo.
(805) 987-9968
Olas Mexican Grill
1860 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo.
(805) 484-5566. www.olasmexgrill.com
Old New York Deli
Where great food and great people
meet to enjoy a New York Deli
experience. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
(Beer & Wine) 4972 Verdugo Way,
Camarillo. (805) 383-0772
Ottavio’s
Come to Ottavio’s for a friendly
atmosphere and fine Italian dining
experience. We have been family
owned and operated since 1969.
(Lunch, Dinner) (Beer & Wine) 1620
Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. (805) 4823810 www.ottavio.com
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Verona Trattoria
Come enjoy real authentic Italian
cuisine in the heart of Camarillo. Start
with our Vongole Saltate or the
Carpaccio with a Dijon mustard
dressing and freshly shaved parmesan.
(Lunch, Dinner) (Beer & Wine) 2485
Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. (805) 383
7576 www.veronatrattoria.com
Wood Ranch
Wood Ranch features “The Food That
Makes America Great!” - a menu of
award winning, high quality, signature
items such as: Premium American
Baby Back Pork Ribs; Certified Angus
Beef steaks, Prime Rib and Burgers;
USDA Choice Tri-Tip Roasts; fresh Fish
and Chicken; and Pasta. They also
offer a broad selection of innovative and
attractively presented salads, appetizers
and homemade desserts as well as full
liquor service. (Lunch, Dinner) (Full
Bar) 1101 Daily Drive, Camarillo
(805) 482-1202 www.woodranch.com
(see our ad on the inside front cover)
Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe
Yolanda’s has been serving traditional &
house-special Mexican food and drink
for over 25 years in Ventura County with
locations in Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo
and Simi Valley. You may choose from
many award-winning meals, margaritas
and more. Catering and party options
are available. (Dinner) (Full Bar) 86
Daily Drive, Camarillo. (805) 389-9922.
(see our ad on page 12)
located in the heart of Tuscany is where
Olive Garden’s chefs learn the secrets
of great Italian cooking. 891 E. Ventura
Blvd., Oxnard. (805) 983-6656
Oxnard. (805) 486-1100
www.capriccios.com
Casa Escobar
Beautiful décor and ambience.
Definitely a place to enjoy Mexican
Cuisine. 455 S. “A” Street, Oxnard.
(805) 240-1740
Outback Steakhouse
Chai’s
This restaurant is what fine Thai dining
is all about. 2148 Saviers Rd., Oxnard.
(805) 240-2148
Charo Chicken
Charo Chicken is the only fast casual
chicken chain specializing in home
delivery. 2731 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard.
(805) 486-3543 www.charochicken.com
Dominik’s Italian Restaurant
Owned and operated by the same
family since 1949. 477 N. Oxnard
Blvd., Oxnard. (805) 483-7933
www.donimiksoxnard.com
Thai & Peru Restaurant
Pirates Grub ‘n Grog
Dine and enjoy art. 622 South “A”
Street, Oxnard. (805) 483-6633
Plaza Grill Restaurant
A Mediterranean oasis offering quiche,
panini, bruschetta, baba ganoush,
tabouleh and hummus, just to name a
few of their delights. RESERVATIONS,
PLEASE. 212 West 4th Street,
Oxnard. (805) 486-4547
www.myfreshandfabulous.com
Located at Herzog Wine Cellars is
where you’ll find a great Kosher
restaurant. 3201 Camino del Sol,
Oxnard. (805) 983-1560
An Australian steakhouse restaurant.
Although beef and steak make up a
good portion of the menu, they offer a
variety of chicken, ribs and pasta
dishes, all with big bold flavors. The
company’s strategy is to differentiate its
restaurants by emphasizing consistently
high-quality food and service, generous
portions at moderate prices and a
casual atmosphere suggestive of the
Australian Outback. Don’t forget to try
the “Bloomin Onion”! (Dinner) 2341
Lockwood St., Oxnard. (805) 988-4329
(see our ad on this page)
www.outback.com
450 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard. (805)
984-0046
Fresh and Fabulous Café
Tierra Sur
Think healthy American Cuisine!
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 600 E.
Esplanade Dr., Courtyard Marriott,
Oxnard.
At Thai Peru Restaurants your dining
experience will be a memorable one,
where only the freshest ingredients are
used and prepared in the most careful
way. 450 South B Street, Oxnard.
(805) 486-5209
www.thaiperurestaurant.com
Thai Corner
Experience authentic Thai entrees in a
friendly atmosphere at a reasonable
price.. (Lunch, Dinner) 2131 N. Oxnard
Blvd., Oxnard. (805) 983-8885
Tomas Café and Gallery
Uptown Pizza
“Ultimate gourmet pizza”. 2200 Outlet
Center Drive, #440, Oxnard. (805) 9834151.
Whale’s Tail Seafood House
3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard.
(805) 382-7678
The best seafood dining experience in
Oxnard, California! (Lunch, Dinner)
(Full Bar) 3950 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard.
(805) 985-2511
Located in the Hilton Garden Inn
Oxnard. 1000 Solar Drive, Oxnard.
(805) 983-8600
Red Lobster
Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe
1740 E. Ventura Blvd., Oxnard.
(805) 981-9595
Herzog Wine Cellars
Ruby’s Café & Nightclub
5th Street Steak & Seafood
A true Kosher wine cellar. Tierra Sur
Restaurant is located in the winery.
3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard. (805)
983-1560 www.herzogwinecellars.com
231 W. 5th Street, Oxnard.
(805) 483-0200
Restaurant and night club featuring
Latin music and salsa dance lessons.
348 S. Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard.
(805) 486-2169
Hook Line and Sinker.
Sal’s Mexican Inn
2077 N. Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard.
(805) 604-1715
1450 S. Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard.
(805) 483-9015
Yolanda’s has been serving traditional &
house-special Mexican food and drink
for over 25 years in Ventura County with
locations in Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo
and Simi Valley. You may choose from
many award-winning meals, margaritas
and more. Catering and party options
are available. (Dinner) (Full Bar)
2801 Saviers Road, Oxnard.
(805) 487-3895
(see our ad on page 12)
Kampai Japanese
Restaurant
Seaside Grill House
of Kabob & Hookah
This restaurant has become so popular
with its regulars, it’s wise to make
reservations for one of their cozy tables.
2367 N. Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard. (805)
988-0252 www.kampairestaurant.com
2810 S. Harbor Blvd., B1, Harbor
Landing Channel Islands Harbor,
Oxnard. (805) 985-7400
www.seasidegrillrestaurant.com
OXNARD
Barroco’s Restaurant
& Bakery
Large attractive restaurant with a large
menu and several dining areas.
Organic food with distinctively fresh
flavors. Try the chowder, beet salad,
green enchiladas and grilled chicken
fettuccine. 529 South A Street, Oxnard.
(805) 822-5160
Great American Grill
BJ’s
La Dolce Vita Di Mare
In 1978 two guys had a great recipe for
deep dish pizza and opened the first
GJ’s Chicago Pizzeria in Santa Ana,
California. 461 W. Esplanade Dr.,
Oxnard. (805) 485-1124
www.bjsbrewhouse.com
Enjoy the best in fine Italian Cuisine
along with a Wine Bar, Full Cocktail
Lounge and excellent Cigar Selection.
740 S. B Street, Oxnard. (805) 4866878. www.ladolcevitadimare.com
Lobster Trap
Cabo Seafood Grill
& Cantina
Famous! Enjoy their casual waterside
dining room framed by harbor views.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar)
3605 Peninsula Road, Oxnard.
(805) 985-6361
A visit to Cabo is all about good times,
good food and time with friends over a
frosty margarita. 1041 S. Oxnard Blvd.,
Oxnard. (805) 487-6933
www.caboseafoodgrill.com
Capistrano’s
Award-winning restaurant located in the
palatial Embassy Suites Mandalay
Beach resort. Contemporary
continental menu – stellar Sunday
brunch. 2101 Mandalay Beach Road,
Oxnard. (805) 984-2500 est. 569.
Capriccios
Italian dishes, hand-made pizzas and
daily lasagna specials are featured at
this light and attractive restaurant.
(Lunch, Dinner) 221 W. 5th St.,
July-December 2008
Port Royal Restaurant
Money Pancho
Mexican Restaurant
You have to try the Relleno filled with
crab and cheese. Good prices, cold
beer, prompt service. 155 E. 7th Street,
Oxnard. (805) 483-1411
Mrs. Olson’s Coffee Hut
Terrific pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage
not to mention bangers and mash!.
Start the day right! 117 Los Altos,
Oxnard. (805) 985-9151
Olive Garden
The root of our inspiration and passion
is Italy. Our Institute of Tuscany,
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS - CAMARILLO, OXNARD
JULY
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair
Camarillo Air Show
Camarillo Art & Jazz Festival
Arts & crafts, food, rides and more!
More info: www.camarillofiesta.com
Held at the Camarillo Airport, this two-day event
scheduled in late August allows visitors a chance to
wander among experimental, home-built, vintage and
classic airplanes. Includes aerial displays, food and a
business expo. (805) 650-9639 or (805) 490-1033.
www.eaa723.org.
Held at various locations throughout Camarillo. Call
Camarillo Chamber of Commerce 805-484-4383 or visit
www.camarillochamber.org for details.
Fourth of July in Freedom Park
Call Camarillo Chamber of Commerce 805-484-4383
or visit www.camarillochamber.org for details.
Taste of Camarillo - Camarillo Ranch House
Call Camarillo Chamber of Commerce 805-484-4383
or visit www.camarillochamber.org for details.
Channel Islands Harbor
Fine Arts & Crafts Show
Channel Islands Festival of Sail
2008 Tall Ships Celebration
Call Oxnard Chamber of Commerce 805- 604-7331
for details.
Channel Islands Fine Arts & Crafts Show
Local artists display their talents on the boardwalk at
Channel Islands Harbor. Continuous live music and a
variety of local exotic foods to appeal to every taste.
Call Oxnard Chamber of Commerce 805- 604-7331
for details.
Channel Islands Seafood Festival
Channel Islands Fine Arts & Crafts Show
Food, beer, wine, live music, arts and crafts, marine
displays and a children’s area are offered at this
event, usually held in lat September. (800) 390-6694.
Local artists display their talents on the boardwalk at
Channel Islands Harbor. Live music and local exotic
foods to appeal to every taste. Call Oxnard Chamber
of Commerce 805- 604-7331 for details.
Local artists display their talents on the boardwalk at
Channel Islands Harbor. Continuous live music and a
variety of local exotic foods to appeal to every taste.
Call Oxnard Chamber of Commerce 805- 604-7331
for details.
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
Halloween in Old Town
Camarillo Activities
Camarillo Christmas Parade
Call Camarillo Chamber of Commerce 805-484-4383
or visit www.camarillochamber.org for details.
Call Camarillo Chamber of Commerce 805-484-4383
or visit www.camarillochamber.org for details.
Call Camarillo Chamber of Commerce 805-484-4383
or visit www.camarillochamber.org for details.
Oxnard Activities
50th Annual Channel Islands Harbor
Parade of Lights
Oxnard Multicultural Festival
Held at Plaza Park in downtown Oxnard in September
or October, the festival features live entertainment,
music and dance from around the world. Come share
your traditions while learning about the customs of
others. (805) 385-7434 or www.visitoxnard.com.
Call Oxnard Chamber of Commerce 805- 604-7331
or visit www.oxnardchamber.org for details.
The annual lighted boat parade celebrates Christmas
“California Style.” Boats are decorated and paraded
throughout Channel Islands Harbor. Early afternoon
activities include snow play for kids, strolling carolers,
sleigh bell carriage rides, and a visit from Santa and
Mrs. Claus. www.venturaharborvillage.com
www.visitvalleyofthestars.org for details.
SHOPPING
See Maps for precise locations
Camarillo Premium Outlet
Camarillo
Hwy 101, Carmen Dr. exit,
(805) 445-8520
Many outlets including Off 5th Ave, Saks Fifth Ave.,
Barney’s of NY, Donna Karan, Liz Claiborne
The Esplanade
Oxnard
195 Esplanade Dr (805) 485-1146
Anchors include Nordstrom’s, Circuit City, Borders
Books, Staples and Home Depot
Shopping at the Rose
Oxnard
Highway 101 at Rose Avenue, Oxnard. Anchor
stores include Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, and Vonss.
Centerpoint Mall
Oxnard
2655 Saviers Road, (805) 487-1142. Anchor stores
include Mervyn’s, Payless and Albertsons.
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COMMUNITY GUIDE - FILLMORE, SANTA PAULA
Fillmore
Santa Paula
Sitting in the heart of the Santa Clara River
Valley and at the gateway to the Los Padres
National Forest with incredible mountain vistas,
Fillmore has been dubbed the “Last Best Small
Town”. It was originally named after J.A.
Fillmore, the General Railroad Superintendent
for the Southern Pacific’s, Pacific Division when
the line in the area was first built.
Believed to be named for St. Paula, a noble
Roman matron, this self-proclaimed Citrus
Capital of the World is a journey into life as it
was a century ago. Miles of orange, lemon and
avocado groves still surround the community.
Visitors will find a historic downtown punctuated
by an outdoor mural program on many
downtown buildings. Victorian and Craftsman
homes line Santa Paula streets. Two
museums, the California Oil Museum and the
Aviation Museum profide informative diversions.
Santa Paula joins the towns of Fillmore and
Piru being promoted as a tourist attraction
called Heritage Valley.
Visitors are drawn to its tourist-train related
activities provided through the Fillmore and
Western Railway Company. Although Historic
Downtown Fillmore was toppled by the 1994
Northridge earthquake it was rebuilt with care to
retain the old-time California charm with the
crispness of modern amenities.
Entertainment/Shopping
1 Fillmore & Western Railway Co.
800-773-8724
Ojai Valley Inn
Golf Course
3
2 Fillmore Towne Theatre
805-524-3456
3 Ojai Valley Inn Golf Course
805-646-2420
4 Santa Paula 7 Theatres
805-933-6707
4 2
Please See Shopping Section for Address and Phone
2
1
Fillmore
23
Elkins
Ranch
Golf
Course
Central
1
126
Main Street
Santa Clara
Hotels/Inns
1
Best Western-Fillmore
805-524-0440
2
Santa Paula Inn
805-933-0011
Please See Hotels/Inns Section for Address
July-December 2008
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DINING GUIDE - FILLMORE, SANTA PAULA
FILLMORE
SANTA PAULA
Taqueria Lago Azul
Central Station
Familia Diaz
1120 E Main St, Santa Paula.
(805) 933-2036
245 S 10th St, Santa Paula.
(805) 525-2813
Tlaquepaque Restaurant
If you want a good burger go here!
345 Central Ave., Fillmore.
(805) 524-5286.
El Pescador
It’s famous in the area as one of
the best restaurants in town.
1305 Ventura St., Fillmore.
(805) 524-9999
El Taco Llama
323 A St, Fillmore.
(805) 524-2092
Fondita Mexican Restaurant
323 Central Ave, Fillmore.
(805) 524-7094
Ihop-Fillmore
718 W Ventura St, Fillmore.
(805) 524-0407
Mario Country Cafe
709 W Ventura St, Fillmore.
(805) 524-4021
New China Wok
610 W Ventura St, Fillmore.
(805) 524-1681
Yanni's Best Charbroiled
120 S Mill St, Santa Paula.
(805) 933-5535
Grove
134 N Mill St, Santa Paula.
(805) 525-0555
Iron Horse
Savor an affordable homestyle
meal at the historic Glen Tavern
Inn where you may watch your
favorite teams in the sports bar on
5 HDTVs. 134 N. Mill St., Santa
Paula. (805) 933-3534
Los Arcos Cafe
978 E Main St, Santa Paula.
(805) 525-8697
La Terraza
1000 E Main St, Santa Paula.
(805) 525-0528
Mupu Grill
930 E Main St, Santa Paula.
(805) 525-9779
Pizza Nostra
973 E Main St, Santa Paula.
(805)933-3545
Sespe Creek in Fillmore, CA
736 W Ventura St, Fillmore.
(805) 524-1501
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS - FILLMORE, SANTA PAULA
JULY
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
Fourth of July Car Show and Fireworks
Murder Mystery Train
Fillmore & Western Railway
Murder Mystery Train
Fillmore & Western Railway
805-524-2546 or www.fwry.com
805-524-2546 or www.fwry.com
Moonlight at the Limoneira Ranch
Santa Paula Activities
Call Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce 805-525-5561
or visit www.discoversantapaula.com for details.
Call Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce 805-525-5561
or visit www.discoversantapaula.com for details.
Call Fillmore Chamber of Commerce 805-524-0351
or visit www.fillmorechamber.com for details.
Fourth of July Firecracker Train
Fillmore & Western Railway
805-524-2546 or www.fwry.com
Fireworks Extravaganza at Harding Park
Call Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce 805-525-5561
or visit www.discoversantapaula.com for details.
Hot Summer Jazz Festival
Call Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce 805-525-5561
or visit www.discoversantapaula.com for details.
Santa Paula Citrus Festival
This festival offers a full weekend of entertainment,
carnival rides, a downtown parade, farmers market,
citrus and avocado pavilion, arts and crafts and
games. The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club
of Santa Paula. This event usually takes place in midJuly. (805) 933-4200. www.santapaulafestival.org.
OCTOBER
DECEMBER
Pumpkin Liner
Fillmore & Western Railway
Dinner With Santa
Fillmore & Western Railway
805-524-2546 or www.fwry.com
805-524-2546 or www.fwry.com
Santa Paula Activities
Call Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce 805-525-5561
or visit www.discoversantapaula.com for details.
Flying Flea Market - Santa Paula Airport
Call Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce 805-525-5561
or visit www.discoversantapaula.com for details.
Wine and Wings - Santa Paula Airport
Call Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce 805-525-5561
or visit www.discoversantapaula.com for details.
Heritage Valley Quilt Show
Call Fillmore Chamber of Commerce 805-524-0351
or visit www.fillmorechamber.com for details.
NOVEMBER
North Pole Express
Fillmore & Western Railway
805-524-2546 or www.fwry.com
Christmas Tree train
Fillmore & Western Railway
805-524-2546 or www.fwry.com
Day of the Dead Event
Call Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce 805-525-5561
or visit www.discoversantapaula.com for details.
Santa Paula Historical Society Exhibit
Call Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce 805-525-5561
or visit www.discoversantapaula.com for details.
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Moorpark
Entertainment/Shopping
1 Mavericks Cinema 3
805-522-9154
2 Moorpark Marketplace
3 Moorpark Country Club
805-532-2834
1
1
4
4 Village at Moorpark
2
Please See Shopping Section for Address
Restaurants
1
Wood Ranch BBQ
805-523-7253
2
Champions Restaurant
805-532-2634
Dining
Cocktails
Live Music
Please See Restaurant Section for Address
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COMMUNITY GUIDE - MOORPARK, SIMI VALLEY
maintained on a five-acre facility on the college
campus called “America’s Teaching Zoo”. You
will see everything from marmosets to an Asian
elephant, blue-tongued skinks to alligators,
button quail to ostrich. Quite an adventure!
Simi Valley
The name comes from a Chumash Indian word,
shimiji, which refers to the thread-like clouds
that appear sometimes over the valley. Located
at the edge of eastern Ventura County encircled
by beautiful hills, Simi Valley is a haven away
from the congestion of the San Fernando Valley
and Los Angeles County and is consistently
rated one of the safest cities in the nation.
Visitors come by the “busloads” to the home of
the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and
Museum, which hosts the Air Force One
Pavillion. Corriganville Park is another mustsee, once known for being the backdrop of
many western movies and television shows.
Moorpark
Moorpark is a small town with character! It was
founded by Robert Poindexter in 1927 and was
named for the Moorpark Apricot, which once
grew in abundance in the area. For years, it was
a rural community where you could see cows in
the hills when you drove down Spring Road.
Now, it is home to some of Ventura County’s
largest employers including Fortune 500
companies.
Visitors are invited to visit the world-famous
Exotic Animal Training and Management
program at Moorpark College. The present
animal collection numbering 150 animals is
Hotels/Inns
1
Courtyard by Marriott
805-915-5000
2
805-584-6006
Extended Stay America
Motel 6
5
805-584-8880
3
805-526-3533
Grand Vista Hotel
805-583-2000
Posada Royale
6
805-584-6300
Call for exact locations
Madera Rd
1
4
1 3
1
6
Simi Valley
Holiday Inn Express
4
5
4
2
2
3
2
Cinemas/Shopping
Restaurants
1 Regal Cinema Civic Center 16
805-526-9800
1
2 Edwards Simi Valley Plaza 10
2
Arena Sports Bar & Grill
805-583-2000
805-520-8620
Yolanda’s
805-306-9933
3 Sycamore Village
805-526-5222
Dining
Cocktails
Live Music
Please See Restaurant Section for Address
4 Simi Valley Town Center
Please See Shopping Section for Address
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DINING GUIDE - MOORPARK, SIMI VALLEY
MOORPARK
Café Firenze
Great Italian cuisine in a beautiful
setting plus a market & deli and
Martini Lounge. (Lunch, Dinner)
(Full Bar) 563 W. Los Angeles
Ave., Moorpark. (805) 532-0048
www.cafefirenze.net
Champions Restaurant
Unique atmosphere where the
location is a well kept secret ….
until you experience it. A country
club that welcomes the public!
Dining on the patio or indoors,
lavish views of the greens and
lakes of this spectacular golf
course. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
(Full Bar) 11800 Championship
Drive, Moorpark. (805) 532-2834
www.moorparkgolf.com
(see our ad on page 40)
Natural Café
The Natural Café is known for their
homemade soups, hearty salads,
delicious sandwiches, vegetarian
entrees, pasta, chicken and
seafood dishes, as well as a
complete juice bar, micro-brewed
beers and local wines. (Lunch,
Dinner) (Beer & Wine) 840 New
Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark. (805)
523-2016 www.thenaturalcafe.com
Two Guys from Italy
SIMI VALLEY
“From Italy and Germany with
Love” aptly describes the excellent
cuisine and ambiance of Two Guys
From Italy. A seemingly endless
menu features authentic traditional
specialties of Old Italy and
Germany. (Lunch, Dinner) (Full
Bar) 494 E. Los Angeles Ave.,
Suite 100, Moorpark.
(805) 529-2292
Arena Sports Grill & Bar
The Arena serves the best of good
food and sports entertainment, with
daily food and drink specials,
happy hour prices, over 25 TV
screens and 10 satellites sure to
be showing your favorite game.
Also enjoy several pool tables,
NTN trivia, darts, ping pong,
Karaoke and DJ dancing. 999
Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. (805)
583-2000 (see our ad on page 18)
Wood Ranch
Wood Ranch features “The Food
That Makes America Great!” - a
menu of award winning, high
quality, signature items such as:
Premium American Baby Back
Pork Ribs; Certified Angus Beef
steaks, Prime Rib and Burgers;
USDA Choice Tri-Tip Roasts; fresh
Fish and Chicken; and Pasta.
They also offer a broad selection
of innovative and attractively
presented salads, appetizers and
homemade desserts as well as full
liquor service. (Lunch, Dinner)
(Full Bar) Moorpark Plaza, 540
New Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark.
(805) 523-7253
www.woodranch.com (see our ad
on the inside front cover)
Bartons
Eye-catching décor, comfortable
tables and booths with fast,
friendly and caring service. Pair
that with the freshest steaks and
seafood to treat yourself! 1627 E.
Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley.
(805) 955-9997
www.bartonssteakandseafood.com
Blue Fin’s
This is one of the premiere sushi
bars in Simi Valley featuring
California Continental cuisine that
comes from all over the world.
1230 Madera Road, Simi Valley.
(805) 584-9668
California Pizza Kitchen
Innovative hearth-baked pizzas are
created with flavors from Thai to
Jamacan Jerk. Sides include
creative salads, made-to-order
pastas, soups, sandwiches,
appetizers and desserts. (Lunch,
Dinner) (Full Bar) 1555 Simi Town
Center Way, #790, Simi Valley.
(805) 522-0030
www.californiapizzakitchen.com
China Moon Buffet
Lunch Buffet, Mon-Fri 11:00 am –
3:30 pm. Dinner Buffet Mon-Thu
3:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Fri-Sat 3:30
pm – 10:00 pm. Huge selections
on the menu! 1850 Erringer Road,
Simi Valley. (805) 306-1850
Coco D’Amour
(taboo cuisine)
20
You can enjoy casual dining with a
festive atmosphere, fabulous
menu, full service bar, Sunday
Brunch and more. (Brunch, Lunch,
Dinner) (Full Bar) 3991 Cochran
St., Simi Valley. (805) 583-5944
www.doncuco.com
Elephant Bar & Restaurant
The Elephant Bar will take you on
a taste safari through exotic
destinations to find “elephant size”
portions of fresh culinary delights.
Seek out the culinary pleasures of
Asia, the Tropics and sensational
regional favorites. (Lunch, Dinner)
(Full Bar) 1825 Madera Road,
Simi Valley. (805) 527-0055
www.elephantbar.com
El Paseo
Menu offers authentic Mexican
food with the freshest ingredients
& friendliest service. Featured are
tacos, burritos, tostadas,
enchiladas with your choice of
chicken, cheese or beef. (Lunch,
Dinner) (Beer, Wine) 2090 First
St., Simi Valley. (805) 527-6456
Famous Daves
Famous Dave’s prefers to label its
fare all-American and “real
honest.” But it does feature St.
Louis-style spareribs, Texas brisket
and Georgia chopped pork, all
three worth trying. (Lunch, Dinner)
(Full Bar) 1229 Simi Town Center
Drive, Simi Valley. (805) 522-7227
www.famousdaves.com
Garlic Jim’s Famous
Gourmet Pizza
The “Garlic Guys” have figured out
how to make delicious gourmet
pizza and have perfected the
science of prompt pizza delivery by
learning and experimenting. 131D
Cochran St., Simi Valley. (805)
526-1500 www.garlicjims.com
Greek House Café
This is one of the only places in
Simi Valley offering great food, full
bar and Live Entertainment all
wrapped up in a Taboo Package!
(Dinner) (Full Bar) 2321 Tapo
St., Simi Valley. (805) 578-2622
www.cocodamourcuisine.com
Winner, LA’s BEST FOOD AWARD
2006. Your spot for the finest
authentic Greek and
Mediterranean food. Enjoy
generous portions of Gyro, and
lamb or chicken kabobs. 2375
Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley.
(805) 955-9899
www.greekhousecafe.com
Dakota’s Steakhouse
Herb & Spice
Dakota’s features the highest
quality of beef available – USDA
Prime. With an extensive menu
from beef to popular pasta and
seafood they also have two instore wine displays. (Lunch,
Dinner) (Full Bar) 1555 Simi Town
Center Way #565, Simi Valley.
(805) 582-1700
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Don Cucos
Thai Food. 1407 E. Los Angeles
Ave., Unit 6, Simi Valley. (805)
522-2000.
HomeTown Buffet
Family style, varied menu, all you
can eat. 1855 Cochran Street,
#108, Simi Valley. (805) 583-3382
www.hometownbuffet.com
July-December 2008
Islands Restaurants
Oak’s Sushi & Grill
Stray Steer
Z Pizza
Grillin’ & Chillin’ fine burgers and
drinks since 82 with a basic
philosophy – serve great, fresh
food with friendly service in a fun
atmosphere! (Lunch, Dinner)
1213 Simi Town Center Way, Simi
Valley. (805) 577-0693
www.islandsrestaurants.com
1970 Sequoia Ave. #9, Simi Valley.
(805) 583-3434
You’ll find the true taste of good ol’
country steakhouse cooking in an
authentic old west setting with wood
shavings on the floor. 4351 Valley
Fair, Simi Valley. (805) 526-8717
28920B Tapo Canyon Road, Simi
Limon Latin Grill
Unique upscale Latin fusion
restaurant & lounge beautifully
designed with a full bar of exotic
drinks, live music and dancing on
weekends. 1555 Simi Town
Center Way, Simi Valley. (805)
955-9277 www.limongrill.com
Marie Callender’s
20 W. Cochran St., Simi Valley.
(805) 582-0552
www.mariecallenders.com
Maverick’s BBQ
Restaurant & Bar
5225 Cochran Street, Simi Valley.
(805) 527-8730
www.mavericksbbq.com
Momoya
Wonderful Sushi. You’ll be back
for more. (Lunch, Dinner) 2868
Cochran Street, Simi Valley. (805)
583-5299
Palapas
660 E. Los Angeles Avenue,
Simi Valley. (805) 582-2420
Paul’s Italian Villa
The Beach
2585-I Cochran Street, Simi Valley.
(805) 526-5360
www.pausitalianvilla.com
2315 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley.
(805) 630-7748
The Hat
Popeye’s
They are famous for their
Pastrami. 1308 E. Los Angeles
Avenue, Simi Valley. (805) 5790007 www.thehat.com
1883 Erringer Road, Simi Valley.
(805) 527-0940
Red Fish
Red Fish is a casual/upscale
restaurant featuring fresh fish and
prime steaks in a casually elegant
atmosphere. 1555 Simi Valley
Town Center, Simi Valley. (805)
526-2254 www.sparkredfish.com
Vista’s Restaurant
Red’s BBQ & Grillery
Yolanda’s has been serving
traditional & house-special
Mexican food and drink for over 25
years in Ventura County with
locations in Oxnard, Ventura,
Camarillo and Simi Valley. You
may choose from many awardwinning meals, margaritas and
more. Catering and party options
are available. (Dinner) (Full Bar)
590 East Los Angeles Avenue,
Simi Valley. (805) 306-9933
(see our ad on page 12)
Valley. (805) 579-1555
www.zprestaurants.com
Located in the Grand Vista Hotel,
999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley.
(805) 583-2000
www.grandvistasimi.com
Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe
3090-A1 Cochran Street, Simi
Valley. (805) 581-9076
San’s Pizzeria
1555 Simi Town Center Way #275,
Simi Valley. (805) 583-3700
Senor Gomez Courtyard
They make their own dough from a
revered family recipe and the pizza
sauce is from scratch. 2916
Sequoia Ave. #6, Simi Valley.
(805) 527-5763
STREET SCENE LIMOUSINE
All Occasions
Weddings • Proms • Sightseeing
Nonstop Airport Runs
Wine Tours
Concerts
Sporting Events
Free Full Bar & Champagne
Color TV • Air • Intercom
Cellular Phone
Private Dividers
BEST RATES
Friendly 24 Hr. Service
(805) 494-9631 or (818) 786-1001
T.C.P. #7372P
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS - MOORPARK, SIMI VALLEY
JULY
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
Moorpark Fireworks Extravaganza
Moorpark Events
Moorpark Country Days
Arroyo Vista Community Park-4550 Tierra Rejada Rd.
Food, Games, Parade, Skydiving, Concert. 4 -9 p.m.
805-517-6300
Call Moorpark Chamber of Commerce 805-529-0322
or visit for details.
This is Moorpark’s largest civic event, featuring a
parade and street fair along High Street.
(805) 514-0243. www.countrydays.org.
Fourth of July Ronald Reagan
Presidential Library & Museum
Simi Valley Events
Call Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce 805-526-3900
or visit www.simivalleychamber.com for details
800-410-8354 or www.reaganfoundation.org
Fourth of July Fireworks Show Rancho
Simi Recreation and Park District and
Rotary Club
Simi Valley Days
This community celebration gets into full swing with a
carnival mid-month at Los Angeles Avenue and
Madera Road. Other events include a skateboarding
contest, music, old-fashioned family picnic and
parade. (805) 675-8668. www.simivalleydays.org.
Vino Jazz Festival
Call Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce 805-526-3900
or visit www.simivalleychamber.com for details.
Call Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce 805-526-3900
or visit www.simivalleychamber.com for details.
Arts Festival
Apricot Festival
Call Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce 805-526-3900
or visit www.simivalleychamber.com for details.
Call Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce 805-526-3900
or visit www.simivalleychamber.com for details.
Taste of Simi
Greek Festival
Call Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce 805-526-3900
or visit www.simivalleychamber.com for details
Call Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce 805-526-3900
or visit www.simivalleychamber.com for details.
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
Trick or Treat Village
Moorpark Civil War Re-enactment
Moorpark Hometown Holiday
Call Moorpark Chamber of Commerce 805-529-0322
or visit moorparkchamber.com for details.
The event features two days of soldiers, horses and
battles at Tierra Rejada Ranch in early to midNovember. The event is sponsored by the Rotary
Club of Moorpark. www.moorparkrotary.com
Call Moorpark Chamber of Commerce 805-529-0322
or visit moorparkchamber.com for details.
Oktoberfest
Call Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce 805-526-3900
or visit www.simivalleychamber.com for details.
Tree Lighting at Simi Valley Town Center
Call Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce 805-526-3900
or visit www.simivalleychamber.com for details.
Harvest Festival
Call Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce 805-526-3900
or visit www.simivalleychamber.com for details.
Ronald Reagan Library Christmas Tree
Call Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce 805-526-3900
or visit www.simivalleychamber.com for details.
Santa Train at Metrolink Station
Call Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce 805-526-3900
or visit www.simivalleychamber.com for details.
Santa at the Santa Susana Historic
Railroad Depot
Call Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce 805-526-3900
or visit www.simivalleychamber.com for details.
Ghost Tour at Strathearn Park
Call Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce 805-526-3900
or visit www.simivalleychamber.com for details.
Veterans’ Day Ceremony
Call Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce 805-526-3900
or visit www.simivalleychamber.com for details.
Cultural Arts Festival
Call Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce 805-526-3900
or visit www.simivalleychamber.com for details.
SHOPPING
See Maps for precise locations
Moorpark Marketplace
Moorpark
Los Angeles Ave and Miller Parkway
Anchor stores, Kohl’s, Michael’s Crafts
Village at Moorpark
Moorpark
Los Angeles Ave and Miller Parkway
Sycamore Village
Simi Valley
Sycamore Dr. and Cochran
Anchor stores, Staples, Mann Theaters & Millers
Outpost
Simi Valley Town Center
Simi Valley
Between First St. and Erringer exits off 118 Fwy
(805) 581-1430
Anchor stores, Macy’s, Robinson’s May, Bombay, Ann
Taylor
Anchor stores, Staples, Bank of America
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COMMUNITY GUIDE - THOUSAND OAKS, WESTLAKE VILLAGE, NEWBURY PARK
Thousand Oaks
The name, presumably for the area’s many oak
trees, first appears on a track map in 1923.
Today it is home to Amgen, Inc., the largest
biotechnology company in the world and
Ventura County’s largest private employer.
Perennially, it is among the safest small cities in
America. The residents are serious about
preserving the ring of open space surrounding
the city, with local and city groups continuing to
buy more land to save it from development.
Visiting this area must include the Thousand
Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Countrywide Performing
Arts Center. This is the largest performing arts
center between Los Angeles and San Francisco
and is funded through a unique public/private
partnership between the City of Thousand Oaks
and the Alliance for the Arts. For those seeking
out historical sights, visit the Stagecoach Inn
Museum Complex which includes a pioneer
home, a Spanish-Mexican adobe and a
Chumash Ap (tule dwelling) as well as the
Stagecoach Inn originally known as the Grand
Union Hotel when it was built in 1876.
Entertainment/Shopping
1 The Lakes
805-497-9861
2 Mann Janss Marketplace Mall
805-374-9656/805-495-4662
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Visitors will see that this community is ideal.
The beach is nearby, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts
Plaza is just up the road, as is the intellectual
climate of California Lutheran University. The
whole Conejo Valley beckons hikers and
bicyclists. This exclusive community, centered
around Westlake Lake is often thought of as an
ideal spot to take a vacation.
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Westlake Village
Westlake Village is a very well-planned
community that boasts award-winning
neighborhoods, thriving businesses and
enviable lifestyles while preserving and
enhancing the natural environment of the area.
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Best Western-T.O. Inn
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Hampton Inn & Suite
805-389-9898
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805 -557-1234
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La Quinta
805-499-5910
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Marriott Residence Inn
818-707-4411
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Restaurants/Night Life
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Boccaccio’s
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818-889-8300
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Bogie’s
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818-889-2394
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805-496-7121
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Cisco’s
9
805-493-0533
Outback Steak House
805-381-1590
Renaissance Agoura Hills
818-707-1220
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TownPlace Suites
805-499-3111
Mediterraneo
818-889-9105
Quality Inn
805-495-7011
10
Mandevilla
805-497-8482
Cafe Provencal
9
Lupes Mexican
805-495-3573
Palm Garden Hotel
805-498-6733
The Landing
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Westlake Village Inn
818-889-0238
Call for exact location
Please See Restaurant Section for Address
Dining
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Live Music
Dancing
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DINING GUIDE - THOUSAND OAKS, WESTLAKE VILLAGE, NEWBURY PARK
THOUSAND OAKS
Alamo Bar & Grill
Established in 1976. You will
“remember the Alamo” as one of
the best Mexican Restaurants
you’ve ever visited. (Brunch,
Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar) 2311
Borchard Road, Newbury Park.
(805) 498-3115
www.thealamobarandgrill.com
Applebee’s
3980 Thousand Oaks Blvd.,
Thousand Oaks. (805) 496-9444
www.applebees.com
Azar’s Red Robin
Neighborhood Sportsbar and
Steakhouse. (Lunch, Dinner) (Full
Bar). 2215 Michael Dr, Newbury
Park . (805) 498-2365.
Bada Japanese Cuisine
& Big Sushi Bar
Try the Fire Fighter Roll! 105
Brazil Street, Thousand Oaks.
(805) 557-0527
Bandit’s BBQ
589 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand
Oaks. (805) 497-7427
www.banditsbbq.com
Bella Luna Italian Restaurant
Each of Bella Luna’s Central and
Mediterranean Italian entrée
comes with their trademark “garlic
knots”, hot out of the oven. Live
Entertainment Fri & Sat. (Lunch,
Dinner) (Full Bar) 579 N. Ventu
Park Road #A, Newbury Park.
(805) 499-6767
www.blrestaurant.com
is available. (Lunch, Dinner) (Beer
& Wine) 2310 E. Thousand Oaks
Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 4967121 www.cafeprovencal.biz
(see our ad on this page)
Bella Terraza Restaurant
at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza
A perfect place to celebrate any
occasion! Bella Terraza serves
breakfast, lunch and dinner with
patio dining beside colorful
gardens and waterfalls. The menu
is created from using all of the
great California fresh offerings.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (Full
Bar) 880 S. Westlake Blvd.,
Thousand Oaks. (805) 557-1234
www.westlake.hyatt.com
Innovative hearth-baked pizzas are
created with flavors from Thai to
Jamacan Jerk. Sides include
creative salads, made-to-order
pastas, soups, sandwiches,
appetizers and desserts. Favorites
include Chicken and Shrimp
Jambalaya, BBQ Chicken Chopped
Salad, Singapore Shrimp Rolls and
Key Lime Pie. (Lunch, Dinner)
(Full Bar) 100 Promenade Way,
Suite A, Westlake Village.
(805) 374-2727
www.californiapizzakitchen.com
If the drinks are flowin’ the
kitchen’s goin’! 99 Rolling Oaks
Drive, Thousand Oaks. (805) 4464435 www.borderlinebarandgrill
Buca Di Beppo
An authentic Italian restaurant that
offers flavorful Italian dining. 205
N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks.
(805) 449-3688
www.bucadibeppo.com
Café Provencal
Serving the Conejo Valley for over
11 years. You’ll find light and
fragrant cuisine from Provence with
appetizers such as Foie Gras,
Escargots, Sweetbreads and
Scallops. Offering authentic
entrees like Bouillabaisse (owner
from Marseille) Duck Magret, Filet
Mignon with three sauces and
Sandabs. Famous for the Lavender
Crème Brulee and Onion Soup.
Wine pairing on Wednesday and
Thursday features 5 courses for
45.00 and wines for each course
included. Quick and healthy three
course lunch for 15.95. Wine
tasting, private parties and catering
Cho Cho San
Sushi Bar, Japanese cuisine. 400
Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand
Oaks. (805) 379-9300
www.chochosan.com
Cisco’s
Cheesecake Factory
It’s more than just cheesecake! It’s
a unique, upscale restaurant
offering appetizers, pizza, pasta,
seafood, steaks, salads, salmon,
Cajun Jambalaya Pasta, and The
Factory Burger. You’ll enjoy its
décor with French limestone floors
and decorative columns, handpainted fabrics, contemporary
lighting and an abundance of
cherry wood. (Lunch, Dinner)
(Full Bar) 442 W. Hillcrest Drive,
Thousand Oaks. (805) 371-9705
Since 1971, Cisco’s has offered
the very best in quality and
freshness when preparing our
authentic Mexican Dishes. The
festive atmosphere and courteous
service provide a great destination
for friends and families. 1712
Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand
Oaks. (805) 493-0533 (see our
ad on page 25)
Claim Jumper
2150 Thousand Oaks Blvd.,
Thousand Oaks. (805) 494-9656
www.claimjumper.com
El Torito
Authentic Mexican dishes. 449
Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks.
(805) 497-3952 www.eltorito.com
Superb Authentic Southern French
Cuisine in a Romantic Setting.
Open for Lunch:
Mon. thru Fri. 11:00am-3:00pm.
Formule Express 3-Course Lunch $14.95
Dinner: Mon. thru Thur. & Sun.
4:30pm-9:00pm.
Deluxe 5-Course Dinner $40.00,
Wine Included on Wed. & Thur. Dinner.
Fri. and Sat. 4:30pm-10:00pm.
Reservations Recommended.
Come and visit our
shoe store boutique Shooz
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“Food with Integrity” is what drives
this restaurant. You can taste the
freshness. 935 Broadbeck Dr.,
Newbury Park. (805) 499-3561
www.chipotle.com
A place for cake lovers. They
serve sandwiches & beverages
also. 180 Promenade Way #1,
Thousand Oaks. (805) 379-5911
Voted most romantic and favorite French
Restaurant in Ventura County!
Mention Cafe Provecal and
receive 10% discount
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Champagne French Bakery
Authentic Cuisine from
the South of France
Celebrating 11 years!
Thank you all
Show your Room Key
For a Free Dessert
with any entree
(805) 370-8555
When you’re starved for time try
the Bottomless Express Lunch with
choice of soup, salad, house-made
chips & salsa and don’t forget to
try the Awesome Blossom, Grilled
Baby Backs and Sizzling Fajitas.
(Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar) 1700
Newbury Road, Newbury Park.
(805) 214-9947
California Pizza Kitchen
Borderline
3647 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
Westlake Village (Paseo Market Place)
Chili’s
2310 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 496-7121
www.cafeprovencal.biz • [email protected]
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(1 block East of Civic Arts Plaza)
Take out and Private Parties welcome!
Deliveries Available through
“Room Service” 818-597-9962
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Eric’s
Lamppost Pizza
Located in the Palm Garden Hotel,
495 Ventu Park Road, Thousand
Oaks. (805) 716-4200.
www.palmgardenhotel.com
1145 Lindero Canyon Road,
Thousand Oaks. (818) 879-2195
www.lamppostpizza.com
Garden Café
A true local treasure in business
since 1947. You know it has to be
great Mexican food 1710 E.
Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand
Oaks. (805) 495-3573 (see our
ad on page 26)
Serene garden dining. 1414
Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand
Oaks. (805) 495-1545
www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com
Gino’s Trattoria
Owner Gino Setola welcomes you
with his classic Italian dishes.
From Veal Picatta to his Gelato
Truffles, enjoy this casual and
friendly favorite. (Dinner) (Beer &
Wine) 720 E. Thousand Oaks
Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 4947743
Greenhouse Café
652 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks.
(805) 373-6500
Holdren’s Steak & Seafood
Elegant and timeless, USDA
prime corn fed beef, charbroiled
over mesquite grill. Fresh seafood
selections include Bacon wrapped
Tiger Prawns, seared Ahi, and
Shrimp Scampi like no other.
Extensive wine and martini list and
outdoor seating. (Lunch, Dinner)
(Full Bar). 1714-A Newbury Road,
Newbury Park. (805) 498-1314
www.holdrens.com
July-December 2008
fabulous four-course fondue
dinner. (Dinner) (Full Bar) 3685
E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.,
Thousand Oaks. (805) 370-8802
www.meltingpot.com
Lupe’s Mexican Restaurant
Mimi’s Café
Kid friendly – great varied menu
selection. 400 N. Moorpark Rd.,
Thousand Oaks. (805) 373-6161
Natural Café Natural Café
Known for their homemade soups,
hearty salads, great sandwiches,
vegetarian entrees, pasta, chicken
and seafood , plus a complete
juice bar, micro-brewed beers and
local wines. (Lunch, Dinner)
(Beer & Wine) 1714 Newbury
Road, Newbury Park. (805) 4980493 www.thenaturalcafe.com
Marcello Ristorante
140 W. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand
Oaks. (805) 371-4367
www.marcelloristorante.com
Mastro’s Steakhouse
The steakhouse with personality,
offers an unparalleled dining
experience with a cutting edge
menu of the finest prime steaks,
fresh seafood accompanied by live
music and dancing 7 nights a week
in the piano bar. (Dinner) (Full
Bar) 2087 E. Thousand Oaks
Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 4181811 www.mastros.com
Melting Pot, The
An extraordinary dining experience
that you won’t find at any other
restaurant. Here, you’ll discover
all the ingredients to a perfect
evening, including a relaxed
atmosphere, private tables,
attractive service, fine wines and a
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Outback Steakhouse
Although beef and steak make up
a good portion of this Australian
steakhouse, the concept offers a
variety of chicken, ribs and pasta
dishes, all with big bold flavors and
quality in mind. Don’t forget to try
the “Bloomin Onion”! (Dinner) 137
E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.,
Thousand Oaks. (805) 381-1590
(see our ad on page 25)
Pickle’s Deli
You’ll find traditional as well as
innovative American and
International deli fare. 1940
Newbury Road, Newbury Park.
(805) 480-4800
www.picklesdeli.com
Pellagio Café
868 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.,
Thousand Oaks. (805) 370-3131
PF Chang’s
2250 E. Thousand Oaks, Blvd.,
Thousand Oaks. (805) 277-5915
Piatti Locali
beautiful garden setting, the finest
food and warm, friendly service.
Wrap around patio with water
fountain and garden views.
(Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar) 101 S.
Westlake Blvd., Thousand Oaks.
(805) 371-5600 www.piatti.com
Sushi Yusho
Bauducco’s
“Very Serious About Sushi….This
Must be the Place!!!” 2365
Michael Drive, Newbury Park.
(805) 375-2269
www.sushiyusho.com
Baudocco’s is both a restaurant
and an Italian Deli with all breads
and pastas made on the premises.
2839 Agoura Road, Westlake
Village. (818) 991-4670
White Elephant Thai Cuisine
Romano’s Macaroni Grill
668 Moorpark Rd., Thousand
Oaks. (805) 496-8999
Bellavino Wine Bar
and Restaurant
Italian at its best. 4000 E.
Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand
Oaks. (805) 370-1133
Roxy’s Famous Deli
WESTLAKE VILLAGE
A fun and boisterous spot for all
your deli cravings (Lunch, Dinner)
(Beer & Wine) 1345 E. Thousand
Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. (805)
379-6767
Alessio Restaurant & Bar
When you walk into Alessio
Restaurant & Bar you’ll feel
instantly at home. Proprietor Tony
Alessio has crested the premiere
Conejo Valley night spot. The
ambiance is a unique blend of
elegance, romance and warmth.
The menu features Northern Italian
cuisine, an extensive wine list, and
a wonderful selection of
homemade desserts. (Brunch,
Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar) 3731 E.
Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake
Village. (805) 557-0565 or (818)
324-9245
www.alessiorestaurant.com
Sunset Terrace Lounge
California cuisine, excellent
service. (Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar)
235-G North Moorpark Rd.,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360.
(805) 497-4847
www.sunsetterracerestaurant.com
Experience the essence of
Tuscany. The spirit lies in the
The wine list is extensive and was
recently awarded the “Best of
Award of Excellence” by Wine
Spectator. Menu is cross cultural
in style and is driven by the best
seasonal ingredients. Chef
Grenner’s pedigree reflects the
finest in Southern California dining
over the past 25 years. Live jazz
presented every Friday and
Saturday evening. (Dinner) (Beer
& Wine) 3707 E. Thousand Oaks
Blvd., Westlake Village. (805) 5570212 www.bellavinowinebar.com
BJ’s
In 1978 two guys had a great
recipe for deep dish pizza and
opened the first GJ’s Chicago
Pizzeria in Santa Ana, California.
Obviously it was an instant hit and
now BJ’s brand has expanded
across the U.S. 3955 Thousand
Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village.
(805) 497-9393
www.bjsbrewhouse.com
Open:
Mon 10-9pm I Tues-Sat, 10am-9:30pm I Sun. 11am-9:30pm,
1710 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Reservations Suggested (805) 495-3573
Since 1947, Lupe’s has been one of the
community’s first family-owned and operated
restaurants. You will find it snuggled under
an historic old oak tree where just about
every day, lines of people can be seen
waiting to get in. The restaurant has grown
from a two-booth, five bar stool cafe to
become a Conejo Valley landmark with
a seating capacity of 100. More expansion
is under way to add patios for indoor, as well
as outdoor dining.
Come in and see what all the talk is about!
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Boccaccio’s
One of the last places you can still
order Veal Oscar and Baked
Alaska. If you sigh and think
passé, wait a second, they do offer
an excellent Seared Ahi and a
White Truffle Risotto to blast you
into food present. (Brunch,
Dinner) (Full Bar) 32123 Lindero
Canyon Road, Westlake Village.
(818) 889-8300 (see our ad on
page 26)
Bogie’s
Galletto Bar and Grill
Brent’s Deli
Hamptons
Dakota’s features the highest
quality of beef available – USDA
Prime. With an extensive menu
from beef to popular pasta and
July-December 2008
Finest destination for sushi. Rolls
with brown rice, special rolls
without rice and also special items
from Japan. (Lunch, Dinner)
(Beer & Wine) 860 Hampshire
Road, Suite Z, Westlake Village.
(805) 494-5250
www.kumosushi.com
(See Calabasas section for
review). (Dinner) (Full Bar) 982
S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake
Village. (805) 494-6494
www.finsinc.com
An imaginative, eclectic mix of
mouthwatering flavors from a
Brazilian-Italian menu. Heated
Patio Dining and Entertainment
Nightly. Hours; Mon-Thurs 11:00
am-Midnight. Fri-Sat 11:30 am –
12:30 am. Sunday 4:00 pm –
10:30 pm. (Lunch, Dinner) (Full
Bar) 982 Westlake Blvd.,
Westlake Village. (805) 499-4300.
www.gallettobarandgrill.com
Dakota’s Steakhouse
Kumo Sush
Fins Seafood Grill
Bogie’s is one of the hottest
bar/night spots in the Conejo
Valley offering indoor & outdoor
dining from the gourmet food and
cocktail menu. Don’t forget to try
their famous Bogie’s classic
burger. (Lunch Dinner) (Full Bar)
32001 Agoura Rd., Westlake
Village. (818) 889-2394 (see our
ad on this page)
Quality food for almost 40 years.
Catering service available. 2799
Townsgate Rd., Westlake Village.
(805) 557-1882.
www.brentsdeli.com.
(818) 575-3000
www.fourseasons.com/westlakevill
age/dining.html
seafood they also have two breathtaking in-store wine displays.
(Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar) 30970
Russell Ranch Rd., Westlake
Village. (818) 991-3999
Landing Grill & Sushi Bar
The “continental” menu offers food
to please a number of palates,
including a full sushi and sashimi
bar. The California Continental
cuisine you will find at The Landing
Grill & Sushi Bar comes from all
over the world. You will find many
different salads from California,
stir-fry and rice bowls from China,
sushi from Japan, pasta from Italy
as well as a variety of beef, fish,
poultry and lamb dishes prepared
American-style. This large
diversity of menu selections makes
The Landing Grill & Sushi Bar a
unique experience that can satisfy
any taste. And every meal you
order is prepared fresh for you.
(Lunch, Dinner) (Beer & Wine)
For fine dining. Hamptons serves
Californian cuisine at its best.
Relax on custom furnishings in the
red-and-gold opulence of the
indoor restaurant, or enjoy
panoramic views of the garden and
waterfall while dining on the vinecovered terrace outdoors.
(Breakfast, Dinner) (Full Bar)
Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village.
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32123 Lindero Canyon Road,
Westlake Village. (818) 706-8887
www.thelandinggrill.com (see our
ad on this page)
Mandevilla Restaurant
Authentic Italian Cuisine. Elegant
enough for any occasion, casual
enough for everyday. Featuring
patio dining in a romantic outdoor
setting. Cocktails are available.
Mandevilla Restaurant is open 7
days a week. (Lunch, Dinner) (Full
Bar) 951 South Westlake Blvd.,
Westlake Village. (805) 497-8482
www.mandevillarestaurant.com
(see our ad on page 28)
Marmalade Café
Customers enjoy dining in a
spectacular environment matched
with wonderful food and fully
attentive service. Marmalade Café
provides just that. 140 Promenade
Way, Suite 1, Westlake Village.
(805) 370-1331
www.marmaladecafe.com
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Mediterraneo
P6 Restaurant & Lounge
Sharky’s Mexican Gril
Formerly Le Café, Mediterraneo
has since developed a totally new
concept. It is elegant but sexy,
charming, romantic. All the
elements combined give
Mediterraneo vibe and
atmosphere, offering California
cuisine at its finest. (Lunch,
Dinner) (Beer & Wine) 32037
Agoura Road, Westlake Village.
(818) 889-9105 (see our ad on
page 29)
Diners will be attracted to the finest
of food, service and ambience.
The restaurant offers an array of
small plates, as well as an
excellent grilled veal chop, baked
Chilean sea bass and paella.
(Brunch, Dinner) (Full Bar) 2809
Agoura Road, Westlake Village.
(805) 778-0123
Sharky’s offers its clientele
something new and exciting from
“Signature Burritos” to “World
Famous Tempura Battered Fish
Tacos”, all fresh, natural, healthy
and at a reasonable price. 111 S.
Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village.
(805) 370-3701
Pookie’s Thai
After your session at the spa, relax
with an energy drink, healthful soup
or salad in a casual, self-service
environment. Lounge on the
outdoor terrace and let the delightful
fragrances from the herb garden
just beyond, stimulate your senses.
(BL) (Full Bar) Two Dole Drive,
Westlake Village. (818) 575-3000
www.fourseasons.com/westlake
village/dining/spa_caf_.html
Natural Café
The Natural Café is known for their
homemade soups, hearty salads,
delicious sandwiches, vegetarian
entrees, pasta, chicken and
seafood dishes, as well as a
complete juice bar, micro-brewed
beers and local wines. (Lunch,
Dinner) (Beer & Wine) 968-12
Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village.
(805) 449-0099
www.thenaturalcafe.com
Onyx – Four Seasons
Westlake
Backlit wall panels of semiprecious stones lend a dramatic
ambience in which to enjoy light,
healthful Asian fare. (Dinner) (Full
Bar) Two Dole Rd, Westlake
Village. (818) 575-3000
www.fourseasons.com/westlakevillage
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Spa Café
Pookie’s is a family run restaurant
with a charming atmosphere and
hospitable service. Just a short
descent from the Hampshire side
of the Water Court gets you to
Pookie’s where they are serving
lunch and dinner daily. Pookie’s
also offers free take-out for those
with a five mile distance. Salad
options, noodles, stir-fry and more,
Pookie’s offers a generous menu
for your appetite. (Lunch, Dinner)
(Beer & Wine) 8600 Hampshire
Road, Suite Z, Westlake Village.
(805) 531-0094
Suki 7
From the owners of P6 and
Chapter 8 comes the spectacularly
designed Suki 7. Executive Chef
Katsuo Nagasawa brings his
culinary expertise, offering
contemporary Japanese cuisine,
sushi and robata grill. A full 360degree sushi bar, wrap around
patio with fire and water pits, and
multi-functional private dining and
event spaces are just some of the
exceptional features at Suki 7.
Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30 am – 4:00
Romio’s Pizza and Pasta
Unique Greek and Italian dishes
with just the right touch of all the
best and freshest ingredients made
from scratch. (Lunch, Dinner)
(Beer & Wine) 3316 E. Thousand
Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village.
(805) 496-6777
www.romiosca.com
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pm. Dinner Mon-Sat 4:00 pm11:00 pm, Sunday 5:00 pm-11:00
pm. (Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar)
925 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake
Village. (805) 777-7579
Thousand Oaks Fish & Chips
3825 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.,
Suite H, Westlake Village. (805)
495-1614
ToGo’s
2761 Agoura Rd., Westlake
Village. (805) 449-9967
Tuscany II Ristorante
From caviar to spaghetti there is
something for everyone including
excellent service. (Dinner) (Full
Bar) 968 S. Westlake Blvd. Suite 4,
Westlake Village. (805) 495-2768
Zin Bistro Americana
Zin Bistro Americana features a
scenic fire lit patio, spacious bar,
plush booths and lakefront dining
where you can relax, have a drink,
an appetizer or enjoy the whole
gastronomique experience. We
invite you to savor this experience
on the lake in Westlake Village.
(Brunch, Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar)
32131 Lindero Canyon Road,
Suite 111, Westlake Village.
(818) 865-0095
www.zinbistroamericana.com
July-December 2008
Explore the savory delights
of the Mediterranean.
Seasonal.
Fresh.
Creative.
32037 Agoura Road, Westlake Village
818.889.9105
med-rest.com
July-December 2008
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS -
THOUSAND OAKS, WESTLAKE VILLAGE, NEWBURY PARK
JULY
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
Stagecoach Inn Museum
Thousand Oaks Arts Festival
Held at Kingsmen Park at California Lutheran Univ. in
Thousand Oaks, this free event features TWO
Shakespeare plays. Performances are Friday,
Saturday and Sunday. Entertainment and food . Bring
your blankets or chairs. (805) 493-3455. Web site:
http://www.kingsmenshakespeare.org/festival/index.php
Exhibits from the Chumash, Spanish mission and
Conejo Valley pioneer eras. 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays
through Sundays, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury
Park. 498-9441.
Music, theater and dance performances, art show and
sale are offered at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts
Plaza and Gardens of the World. Held in midSeptember. (805) 496-6141.
Summer Concerts in the Park
OCTOBER
Fourth of July Celebration
Call Thousand Oaks – Westlake Village Chamber of
Commerce 805-370-0035 or visit
www.towlvchamber.org for details.
SHOPPING
Conejo Community Park, Sundays 5pm
Call Thousand Oaks – Westlake Village Chamber of
Commerce 805-370-0035 or visit
www.towlvchamber.org for details.
The Lakes
See Maps for precise locations
Thousand Oaks
T.O. Blvd and Conejo School Road
The Oaks Mall
Anchor stores, PF Changs, Brighton, Polacheck’s
Jewelers, Claim Jumper, Ben & Jerry’s, CPK
Thousand Oaks
222 W. Hillcrest Dr (805) 495-3031
Anchor stores include JC Penney, Robinson’s May,
Macy’s
Janss Marketplace
Thousand Oaks
275 N. Moorpark Rd (805) 495-4662
Anchor stores include Toys-R-Us, Marshall’s, Sears,
Linens and Things, Mann 9 Theatres
Paraiso Town Center
Dos Vientos
350 Via Las Brisas, Suite 280 (805) 376-8300
Anchors, Beau Alexis Boutique, CRAVE Fruit Bar
The Promenade
Westlake Village
140 Promenade Way (805) 497-9861
Anchor stores: Barnes and Noble, Mann Theatres,
23rd Annual Westlake Village Auto Show
Call Thousand Oaks – Westlake Village Chamber of
Commerce 805-370-0035 or visit
www.towlvchamber.org for details.
COMMUNITY GUIDE - VENTURA
Restaurants/Night Life
1 Century 16
805-644-5666
1 71 Palm Restaurant
805-653-7222
2 Century Downtown 10
805-641-6500
2 Old Vienna
805-654-1214
3 Golf ‘N Stuff
805-644-7131
4 Mann Buenaventura
805-658-6544
5 Pacific View Mall
3 O Sabi
805-642-6200
4 Winchesters
805-653-7446
5 Yolanda’s
805-643-2700
805-642-5530
6 Ventura Gateway
805-644-7131
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Live Music
Dancing
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805-644-0169
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Visitors have many choices. Ventura is home of
the Ventura County Museum of History & Art,
site of the Ventura County Fair, San
Buenaventura State Beach, the Ventura Harbor,
Ventura Pier and Channel Islands National Park.
The historic Mission San Buenaventura is still
used for regular Catholic Church services and is
open to the public.
Entertainment/Shopping
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The city’s official name of San Buenaventura
(Saint Bonaventure, an Italian theologian) was
shortened to Ventura, reportedly because the
full name did not fit on railroad timetables. It is
more generally assumed that the shorter name
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Best Western Inn
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805-856-9533
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8 Inn on the Beach
805-652-2000
9 La Quinta Inn
805-658-6200
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Clocktower Inn
805-652-0141
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Country Inn & Suites
805-653-1434
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Pierpont Inn
805-643-6144
6 Four Points Sheraton
805-658-1212
Seaward Inn
805-653-5000
Vagabond Inn
805-648-5371
Ventura Mariott
805-643-6000
Call for exact locations
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DINING GUIDE - VENTURA
71 Palm Restaurant
Anacapa Brewing Company
Black Angus
Casa De Soria
A blend of French Country and
American cuisine served within the
comforts of a historic landmark
craftsman cottage. (Lunch,
Dinner) (Full Bar) 71 North Palm
Street, Ventura. (805) 653-7222
www.71palm.com
The Anacapa Brewing Company is
Ventura County’s finest restaurant
and brewery, serving fresh, handcrafted ales produced by Head
Brewer Eric Rose, and a menu of
All-American grill items. (Lunch,
Dinner) (Beer & Wine) 472 East
Main Street, Ventura. (805) 643BEER www.anacapabrewing.com
4718 Telephone Rd., Ventura.
(805) 644-7323
1961 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura.
(805) 648-2083
Bombay Bar & Grill
Chicago For Ribs
Andria’s Seafood Restaurant
Brooks
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant
Mexican, tacos, burritos and more.
725 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura.
(805) 644-3944
Alexander’s at the
Harbortown Hotel
You don’t have to be a guest of the
Harbortown Hotel to enjoy the
marina view at Alexander’s.
Featuring some of the best steak
and seafood in Ventura. (Breakfast,
Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar)
1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura.
(805) 658-2000
Aloha Steakhouse
Features a menu of classic and
contemporary favorites in an
atmosphere that is warm and
inviting with a casual dress
preference for deck shoes and surf
shirts. (Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar)
364 S, California Street (across
from the Crowne Plaza Hotel),
Ventura. (805) 652-1799
Andria’s opened in 1982 in the
beautiful Ventura Harbor. Their
waterfront heated patio makes for
fun and casual dining. 1449
Spinnaker Drive, Suite A, Ventura.
(805) 654-0546
(see our ad on page 1)
Antojo
920 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura.
(805) 641-3582.
Austin’s at the Pierpont
The Pierpont’s lunch and dinner
menus feature traditional, regional
American recipes. Some of the
favorites include Grilled Rack of
Lamb and the Inn’s Traditional
Bouillabaisse. (Brunch, Lunch,
Dinner) (Full Bar) 550 Sanjon
Road, Ventura. (805) 653-6144 x
725 www.pierpontinn.com/dining
Bernadette’s on Main
701 E. Main St., Ventura.
(805) 643-6749
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Experience our
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All Major Credit
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Reservations
805 654-1214
3845 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003
www.oldviennarestaurant.com
Chef Paul Boulger serves delicious
California Cuisine at this 20 year
old landmark restaurant in Ventura.
(Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar) 143 S.
California St., Ventura.
(805) 643-4404
Chef Andy Brooks’ menu features
New American cuisine in a
contemporary setting. Voted Best
New Restaurant of the Year by the
VC Reporter, they offer a small
Central Coast wine list, full bar with
signature cocktails and bar menu
(Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar) 545 E.
Thompson Boulevard, Ventura.
Busy Bee Café
This is a classic 50’s style diner
with retro décor, music and menu
items like “chicken-fried steak”.
(Lunch, Dinner) 47 E. Main
Street, Ventura. (805) 643-4864
www.busybeecafe.biz
C Street Bar
At the Crowne Plaza Ventura
Beach Hotel. 450 E. Harbor
Blvd., Ventura. (805) 648-2100
222 www.cpventura.com
Café Bella
79 S. California St., Ventura. (805)
643-2171
Café Fiore
Located in downtown Ventura,
Café Fiore Restaurant and Martini
Lounge is an understated elegant
spot for traditional rustic Italian
cooking with a Southern flair.
(Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar) 66
South California Street, Ventura.
(805) 653-1266
www.fiorerestaurant.net
Café Nouveau
1497 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura.
(805) 648-1422
www.cafenouveau-ventura.com
Café Pacifico
At the Marriott Ventura Beach.
Casual Elegant, California and
Latin fare. 2055 Harbor Blvd.,
Ventura. (805) 643-6000
Café Zack
1095 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura.
(805) 643-9445
www.cafezack.com
Cajun Kitchen
Cajun Kitchen offers authentic
southern cuisine, bringing a little
bit of Louisiana to Ventura County.
Voted best breakfast year after
year! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
301 E. Main St., Ventura.
(805) 643-7701
Capriccios
Italian dishes, hand-made pizzas
and daily lasagna specials are
featured. (Lunch, Dinner)
298 E. Main St., Ventura.
(805) 643-7716
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Family-owned restaurant serving
award winning ribs and “World
Famous Onion Rings” since 1982.
(Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar)
692 E. Main Street, Ventura.
(805) 641-0812
China Dynasty
2855 Johnson Dr., Suite J,
Ventura. (805) 642-8858
Christy’s Deli
1559 Spinnaker Dr., Suite 105,
Ventura. (805) 642-3116
Coastal Roasting & Fireplace
Great coffee house, great location.
546 E. Main St., Ventura.
(805) 648-1595
Cooke’s Smoke House
1751 E. Main St., Ventura.
(805) 652-1446
Corrales Mexican Food
795 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura.
(805) 643-1043
Cottage Café
Fresh and huge breakfasts and
lunches served 6 am to 2 pm. Try
their Nine-Juan-Juan Hash! 2611
E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura.
(805) 643-1231
Danny’s Deli & Grill
3263 Telegraph Rd., Ventura.
(805) 289-9200
Daphne’s Greek Café
1708 S. Victoria Ave., Suite B,
Ventura. (805) 477-0276
Dargan’s Irish Pub
593 E. Main St., Ventura.
(805) 648-3001
Denoce’s Catering & Café
Gourmet meals at an affordable
price. Enjoy homemade soup,
sweet potato fries, sandwiches and
much more. 5777 Olivas Park
Drive, Suite T, Ventura. (805) 6541101 www.denocescatering.com
Duke’s Griddle N Grill
1124 S. Seaward Ave., Ventura.
(805) 653-0707
Eric Ericsson’s on the Pier
Seafood on the Ventura Pier. 668
Harbor Blvd., Ventura. (805) 6434783 www.ericericssons.com
Evita’s
The Family Taco Stand perfected.
3868 E. Main Street.
(805) 656-4571
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant
Ventura County Reporter’s
Reader’s Poll voted “Best Italian”
for 5 years. Old world charm,
generous portions and great
service. Closed Mon. (Dinner)
(Beer & Wine) 2788 E. Main St.,
Ventura. (805) 648-7270.
July-December 2008
Fiesta Restaurant
Joannafina’s Mexican Café
Margarita Villa
2350 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura.
(805) 644-4900
Located by the Pacific Ocean,
enjoy homemade tamales, while
being serenaded on one of two
heated patios. 1127 S. Seaward
Avenue, Ventura. (805) 652-0360
An upstairs location lets you enjoy
Southwest flavors while viewing
the ocean, hillsides and harbor
views. 1567 Spinnaker Drive,
#200, Ventura Harbor Village,
Ventura. (Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar)
(805) 654-7906.
Franky’s Place
456 E. Main St., Ventura.
(805) 648-6282
Fuji Sushi
Enjoy an authentic taste of Japan
with innovative and careful
preparation. 573 E. Main St.,
Ventura. (805) 643-7277
www.fuji-sushi.com
Galloping Hen
305 Borchard Dr., Ventura.
(805) 653-0410
Golden China
Authentic Chinese Cuisine for over
25 years and Ventura County
Reporter’s Poll awards such as
“Best Chinese Food, Best Karaoke,
Most Romantic Restaurant and
Best Place to Play Darts. (Brunch,
Lunch, Dinner) 760 S. Seaward
Ave., Ventura. (805) 652-0688
Golden Egg Café
Great breakfasts, many choices.
2009 E. Main, Ventura.
(805) 641-2866
Greek at the Harbor, The
Serving the finest traditional Greek
dishes featuring seafood, chicken,
lamb, steaks and a vegetarian
menu. Belly Dancing and Greek
Folk Dancing. (Lunch, Dinner)
1583 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 100.
Ventura. (805) 650-5350.
www.greekventuraharbor.com
Harbor Cove Café
Go back to a simpler time, before
fast food chains “standardized” the
casual dining experience. 1867
Spinnaker Dr., Ventura Harbor,
Ventura. (805) 658-1639
Hi Cee’s Café
Great BBQ and Live Blues at the
Ventura Harbor Village.
1591Spinnaker Drive,Suite 115,
Ventura.
(805) 650-7773
Jonathan’s at Peirano’s
Specializes in Mediterranean
cuisine with a full Tapas Bar.
Offers over 90 wines by the bottle,
a full Martini Bar, al fresco patio
dining. (Dinner) (Full Bar)
204 E. Main Street, Ventura.
(805) 648-4853
www.jonathansatpeiranos.com
Maria Bonita
256 E. Main St., Ventura. (805)
652-0247
Marshall’s Bodacious BBQ
6353 Ventura Blvd., Unit 18,
Ventura. (805) 650-0650
Mary’s Secret Garden
L & L Hawaiian BBQ
The only organic Vegan restaurant
in Ventura County. Closed Mon. &
Tues. (Lunch, Dinner) 100 S. Fir
Street, Ventura. (805) 641-3663
Cuisine influenced by Hawaii with
a fusion of Asian and American
dishes, served with flair that draws
grateful customers back again and
again. 4020 E. Main Street, Suite
B14, Ventura. (805) 642-6888
Milanos Italian Restaurant
Authentic Italian Cuisine with one
of the best views of Ventura
Harbor. Enjoy a romantic evening
or call for some of the best pizza in
town. 1559 Spinnaker Dr., #100,
Ventura (805) 658-0388
(see our ad on page 1)
Landmark No. 78
Featuring steaks, fresh fish,
seafood, BBQ port ribs, pasta and
specialty salads. 211 E. Santa
Clara St., Ventura. (805) 643-3264
Latte 101
Le Petit Café Bakery
Country French / California Cuisine
with a quaint harbor atmosphere!
1591 Spinnaker Cr., Ventura.
(805) 642-1191
Mail Bouy Café
1575 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura.
(805) 658-7678
Mandarin House
Take out or dine in traditional
Chinese fare. 4020 E. Main St.,
Ventura. (805) 654-0933
O-Sabi Japanese Restaurant
We accommodate up to 30 people
for Teppan dining, with highly
skilled, acrobatic chefs preparing
“Iron Chef” gourmet cuisine at your
table. “From the Time You Enter,
till You Leave, You Will Enjoy it”
(Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar) 5795
Walker St., Ventura. (805) 6426200 www.o-sabi.com
(see our ad on this page)
Paradise Grill and Sportsbar
Extensive menu including
sandwiches, Mexican and Italian
food. Sports events on TVs, kids
play in the Amusement Arcade.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 2362
E. Main St., Ventura. (805) 6485927
Pete’s Breakfast House
76 S. Oak Street, Ventura. (805)
653-0003
“Best Breakfast” award winner in
Ventura County. There’s
everything from homemade
biscuits and jam to Huevos
Rancheros! 2055 E. Main St.,
Ventura. (805) 648-1130
Old Vienna Restaurant
Pizza Chief
Entering the restaurant, you are
suddenly transported to Bavaria.
Authentic German and European
cuisine is served by chef/owner
Hans Muehlinghaus since 1983.
Traditional German specialties such
as Schweinshaxe, Wiener
Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, and the
popular “Feast for Two”- favorites
among the extensive menu. Enjoy
Bavarian beers, fine wines and
cocktail service. Lunch: Tues-Fri
11:30am-2:00pm, Sun. 11am-2pm.
Dinner: Sun. & Mon. 5-9pm, TuesThurs, 5:00pm-9:30pm, Fri & Sat.
Create your own pizza and have it
delivered! 7770 Telegraph Road,
Ventura. (805) 647-8888
My Florist Winecafe & Bakery
The owner knows about all types
of coffees and they carry some
very rare coffees as well as the
basics. 5722 Telephone Road,
Ventura. (805) 658-2677
5pm-10pm. Sun Brunch: 11am2pm 3845 Telegraph Road,
Ventura (805) 654-1214
www.OldViennaRestaurant.com
(see our ad on page 32)
Prime Steakhouse
Live music and dancing
accompanies your fine dining
every Thursday through Saturday,
featuring oldies, jazz and R&B.
(Dinner) (Full Bar) 2009 E.
Thompson Blvd., Ventura.
(805) 652-1005
Riviera Bistro
394 E. Main St., Ventura.
(805) 667-2120
Hong Kong Inn
Chinese Restaurant – Since 1964.
435 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura.
(805) 648-3161.
Hush Restaurant & Lounge
Impeccable service and delicious
cuisine that defines luxury dining.
Michael Noyes has a daily chef’s
menu, seasonal tasting, great wine
list and decadent dessert cart.
(Dinner) (Full Bar) 185 Santa
Clara St., Ventura. (805) 648-1462
SUSHI
TEPPANYAKI GRILL
FULL SERVICE BAR
It’s in the Sauce
Their sauce is a family recipe that
originated in Texas. It has a tangy
yet mild sweet flavor that is perfect
for enhancing any smoked meat.
2050 E. Main St., Ventura. (805)
652-1215
J’s Tapas & Martini Bar
Gourmet dining, Indie Eclectic!
204 E. Main St., Ventura.
(805) 648-4853
www.jonathansatpeiranos.com
July-December 2008
Our Chefs Cook Right In Front Of You!
5795 Walker St., Ventura
(805) 642-6200
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LUNCH: Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
DINNER: Monday - Thursday 5:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 5:00 - 10:30 p.m. • Sunday 4:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Reservations for Teppan Dining Recommended
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Romano’s Macaroni Grill
Ventura Spaghetti Co.
Italian at its best! 4880 Telephone
Rd., Ventura. (805) 477-9925
www.romanosmacaronigrill.com
A family tradition, great Italian
cuisine. 2686 Loma Vista Rd.,
Ventura. (805) 643-7444.
www.venturaspaghetticompany.com
Santino’s Pizza & Pasta
4231 Telegraph Rd., Ventura.
(805) 644-0166
Scotch & Sirloin
Best steaks, seafood and spirits in
Ventura County. Piano Bar Thurs.,
Fri. and Sat. nights from 6-10 pm.
(Dinner) (Full Bar) 1510 Anchor
Way, Ventura. (805) 644-5566
Seaward Fish & Chips
Famous fresh fish and chowder.
1125 S. Seaweard Avenue,
Ventura. (805) 653-1511
SideCar Restaurant, The
Housed in a 1910 Pullman Car.
(Dinner) (Full Bar) 3029 E. Main
Street, Ventura. (805) 653-7433
Spinnaker Seafood Broiler
Have mesquite grilled fresh fish,
crab, lobster, seafood, steaks, ribs
and chicken. (Dinner) (Full Bar)
1583 Spinnaker Dr., Suite 109,
Ventura. (805) 658-6220
(see our ad on page 1)
Sunset Cafe.
Internet cafe, pizza, smoothies,
salads, organic vegetable wraps
and more. 2094 E. Main St.,
Ventura. (805) 652-0365
www.myspace.com/sunseticafe
Sushi Marina
Westside Cellar Restaurant
and Bar
Offering seafood, steaks, duck and
an extensive wine list with a
monthly gourmet winemaker
dinner. (Lunch, Dinner) (Beer &
Wine) 222 E. Main Street,
Ventura (805) 652-7013
www.WestaideCellar.com
Winchester’s Grill & Saloon
Great steaks, chicken, fresh
seafood and burgers in a relaxed
atmosphere with two outdoor
heated patios. Over 40 beers on
tap!!! Dinner is served Monday
through Friday with Lunch and
Dinner on the weekends. They
also have menus for the kids.
(Lunch, Dinner) (Full Bar) 632 E.
Main St., Ventura (805) 653-7446
(see our ad on this page)
Yasmeen’s Indian Cuisine
2437 E. Main St., Ventura.
(805) 461-3644
Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe
“Best Chile Relleno Burrito in
history!” Family owned for 15
years. Closed on Mondays.
362 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura.
(805) 653-0508.
Thai & Peru Restaurant
Yolie’s Fresh Mex Grill
Your dining experience will be a
memorable one, where only the
freshest ingredients are used and
prepared in the most careful way.
583 E. Main Street, Ventura.
(805) 643-0583
www.thaiperurestaurant.com
Buffet lunch daily, Champagne
Brunch on Sunday, Full Bar with
Happy Hour Mon-Fri. Huge
outdoor patio for large parties. 26
S. Garden St., Ventura.
(805) 652-0338
Zaytoon Tavern
Taj Café, The
This is the ONLY Lebanese
restaurant in town! Dine in, take
out or arrange for catering service.
1070 E. Front St., #A, Ventura.
(805) 653-0026.
www.zaytoontavern.com
Taqueria Tepatitlan
Very affordable prices with all
natural spices and fresh
ingredients. Voted Best India
Cuisine in Santa Barbara and
Ventura Counties. (Lunch, Dinner)
574 E. Main Street, Ventura. (805)
652-1521 www.thetajcafe.com
Tipps Thai Cuisine
A favorite for locals. Closed
Sunday. (Lunch, Dinner) 512 E.
Main St., Ventura. (805) 643-3040
Vagabond Coffee Shop
Over 40 years, this home-stylecooking, affordable prices for
quality foods. (Breakfast, Lunch,
Dinner) 760 E. Thompson Blvd.,
Ventura. (805) 643-1390
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English pub with Brit and American
favorites. Enjoy billiards, darts and
a brew! 1413 Victoria Ave., Suite F,
Ventura. (805) 650-0060
Serving traditional & house-special
Mexican food and drink for over 25
years in Ventura County with
locations in Oxnard, Ventura,
Camarillo and Simi Valley. You
may choose from many awardwinning meals, margaritas and
more. Catering and party options
are available. (Dinner) (Full Bar)
22753 East Main Street, Ventura.
(805) 643-2700
(see our ad on this page)
Locals love this place. Long line on
the weekends for very fresh and
consistently good fish! Open 7
days. 120 S. California St.,
Ventura. (805) 643-5200
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Victoria Pub & Grill
Zoey’s Café
For a quiet indoor or al fresco
lunch, a quick bite before catching
a movie, or a relaxing evening of
music, Zoey’s has it all. (Lunch,
Dinner) (Full Bar) 451 E. Main
St., Ventura. (805) 652-1137
www.zoeyscafe.com
Zoy’s Healthy
Mexican Kitchen
The name says it all! 2646 Palma
Dr., Suite 100, Ventura.
(805) 642-3354
July-December 2008
CALENDAR OF EVENTS - VENTURA
JULY
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
July 4th Picnic and fireworks Show
& Street Festival
Ventura County Fair
Ventura Lemon Fest
The annual celebration of agricultural and creative
achievements takes place at the county fairgrounds
on Ventura’s waterfront. The 12-day fair features
nationally known entertainers, a rodeo and demolition
derby. (805) 648-3376. www.venturacountyfair.org.
The site also lists other events at the fairgrounds
throughout the year.
Typically held in early September at Pacific View Mall
in Ventura, the festival is designed to honor lemons,
which once grew on the land where the shopping
center now sits. The festival includes live
entertainment, a children’s play area, arts and crafts,
food cooking demonstrations and contests.
(805) 642-0605. www.lemonfest.com.
805-654-7830
Ventura Street Fair Ventura’s downtown comes
alive on Independence Day It features arts and crafts,
food from local restaurants, live entertainment, a
children’s parade and other activities. Starting the
celebration is the Pushem-Pullem Parade.
Ventura County Boat Show
The show takes place at Fisherman’s Wharf, Channel
Islands Harbor, and features more than 150 boats in
the water and more than 200 boats and displays on
land. The 2008 event takes place July 10-13.
(805) 323-655-2020. www.ci-boatshow.com.
Ventura Summer ArtWalk
More than 150 artists will exhibit their works at more
than 70 downtown Ventura locations at the Summer
Artwalk in August. (805) 658-4760.
www.venturaartwalk.org.
Music Under the Stars
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500
or visit www.ventura-chamber.org for details.
Sea Fest Weekend
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500
or check the chamber online for more details.
Vintage Rods Classic Car Show
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500
or check the chamber online for more details.
Ventura Hillside Music Festival
Salsa Festival
Humpback and Blue Whale Watching
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500
or visit www.ventura-chamber.org for details.
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500
or visit www.ventura-chamber.org for details.
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
Kinetic Sculpture Race
Harvest Artwalk
30th Annual Holiday Street Festival
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500
or visit www.ventura-usa.com for details.
Artwork displays, entertainment and children’s
activities are part of the downtown Ventura event.
(805) 658-4760. www.venturaartwalk.org.
Held the first Sunday in December, the street fair
features live entertainment, arts and crafts, food and
other activities spread throughout the nine blocks of
the Downtown Cultural District of Ventura.
(805) 654-7830.
Seaside Highland Games
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500
or visit www.ventura-usa.com for details.
Holiday Boutique at Dudley House
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500
or visit www.ventura-usa.com for details.
Pier Under the Stars, Food
and Wine Festival
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500
or check the chamber online for more details.
30th Annual Ventura Harbor
Parade of Lights
This free festival of choirs, strolling carolers, and of
course, Santa starts at 1pm. The parade begins at
7pm and a fireworks show is the grand finale.
805-642-8618
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500
or visit www.ventura-usa.com for details.
Holiday Traditions Ventura Style
Day of the Dead Celebration
On the first Saturday in December, Pacific View Mall
in Ventura holds this event, which includes a snow
play area, karaoke caroling contest, holiday tree
lighting and fireworks. (805) 642-0605.
www.shoppacificvies.com
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500
or visit www.ventura-usa.com for details.
Haunted House
Call Ventura Chamber of Commerce 805-676-7500
or visit www.ventura-usa.com for details.
SHOPPING
See Maps for precise locations
Ventura Harbor Village
1559 Spinnaker Dr. (805) 644-0169
Over 40 specialty shops, restaurants, and cafes
offering a waterfront setting. Activities for the whole
family featuring:
Ventura Village Carousel
Family Entertainment Center
Carousel – Arcade – Snack Bar – Souvenirs – Parties
www.venturavillagecarousel.com
(805) 644-3234
Pacfic View Mall
Mills Rd. and Main St.
Anchor stores, Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor Loft,
Chico's, Disney Store, Gap, JCPenney, Macy’s, Pro
Image, RadioShack, Van Gundy and Sons Jewelers,
and more!
Ventura Gateway
Ventura
Exit Telephone Road; shopping left and right.
Barnes and Nobles, Mervyn’s, Burlington Coats, and
more!
Andria’s Seafood Restaurant, Milano’s Italian
Restaurant, Spinnaker Seafood Broiler.
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LEGEND
1. Albinger Archaeological Museum
2. Aviation Museum of Santa Paula
3. Senator Thomas R. Bard Mansion
4. California Oil Museum
5. Adolfo Camarillo Ranch
6. Carnegie Art Museum
7. CEC / Seabee Museum
8. Commemorative Air Force
WWII Aviation Museum
9. Dudley House Museum
10. Fillmore Historical Museum & Park
11. Gull Wings Children’s Museum
12. Heritage Square
13. Murphy Auto Museum
14. Ojai Valley Museum
15. Olivas Adobe Historical Park
16. Pierpont Inn Museum
17. Pleasant Valley Museum and
Botanical Gardens
18. Port Hueneme Historical Museum
19. Rancho Camulos Museum
20. Railroad Visitor Center
21. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
and Museum
22. Santa Susana Railroad Depot
and Museum
23. Scandinavian Cultural Center at
CLU
24. Skatelab Skateboard Museum
25. Stagecoach Inn Museum Complex
26. Strathearn Historical Park
and Museum
27. George Stuart Historical Figures ©
28. Ventura County Maritime Museum
29. Ventura County Museum of History
and Art
MUSEUMS
NEWBURY PARK
THOUSAND OAKS
CAMARILLO/OXNARD
Stagecoach Inn Museum
Oakbrook Regional Park Chumash
Interpretive Center
Carnegie Art Museum
Open 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Entire complex open 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.
51 S. Ventu Park Rd (805) 498-9441
424 S. C Street (805) 385-8171
Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through
Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Call for tours.
OJAI
Commemorative Air Force World War
II Aviation Museum
Ojai Valley Museum
455 Aviation Dr (805)482-0064
Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Sunday. Admission: donation requested.
Exhibits of environment, culture, and history of
the Ojai Valley. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Wed-Fri and
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat and Sun.
Gull Wings Children’s Museum
PORT HUENEME
418 W. 4th Street (805) 483-3005
Hands-on exhibits. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Sunday.
Ventura County Maritime Museum
109 S. Montgomery (805) 646-2290
CEC/Seabee Museum
Navy Const. Batt. Ctr (Ventura Rd & Sunkist)
(805) 982-5165
Maritime art and exhibits. Open 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. daily. Free admission. Donations
appreciated.
Military artifacts of the Navy Civil Engineer
Corps and Seabees. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tue through Sat. Closed on federal holidays.
Those without base access must schedule
group tours.
FILLMORE/SANTA PAULA
SIMI VALLEY
Fillmore Historical Museum & Park
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
and Museum
100 E. Main Street (805) 653-0323
350 Main Street (805) 524-0948
Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday and weekends by appointment only.
California Oil Museum
Hours: 10–4, Wed–Sun. Admission: $4 Adults,
$3 Seniors, $1 Children. 1001 E. Main St.,
(805) 933-0076 www.oilmuseum.net.
Santa Clara River Valley Railroad
Historical Society ( www.scrvrhs.org )
Located near Fillmore & Western Railroad,
the society focuses on the acquisition,
preservation, restoration, exhibition and
operations of historic railroad equipment.
40 Presidential Dr. (800) 410-8354
The Air Force One Pavillion adds 87,500 sq ft
of exhibit space to the Library. In the Pavillion,
visitors will be able to tour through President
Reagan’s Air Force One (tail #27000). For
information and admission prices, call or visit;
www.reaganlibrary.com. $12, Under 10-Free
Skatelab Skateboarding Museum
3290 Lang Ranch Pkwy. (805) 492-8076
Exhibits of Chumash culture and history, tours
of cave art. Park hours are daily from sunrise
to sunset. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. Tue through Sat. Guided cave tour on
Saturdays at 1 p.m. $5 donation requested.
VENTURA
Albinger Archaeological Museum
113 E. Main Street (805) 648-5823
Artifacts from 500 B.C. to the present on
display. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday
through Friday, Sept-June; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wed-Fri, June-Sept, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat and
Sun.
Channel Islands National Park
1901 Spinnaker Drive (805) 658-5730
Exhibits in the park’s visitor center including
photo displays, a native plant display, indoor
tide pool. Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Ventura County Museum of
History and Art
100 E. Main Street (805) 653-0323
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tue through Sun.
CALABASAS
Leonis Adobe Historic House
23537 Calabasas Rd. (818) 222-6511
1844 dated Adobe house with animals and
ranch history.
4226 Valley Fair St. (805) 578-0040
Museum hours; Winter: 3-10 p.m. weekdays,
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekends; Summer: noon
to 10 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
weekends. Admission is free.
TEN EDUCATIONAL PLACES TO TAKE YOUR KIDS
All around Ventura County, thoughtprovoking, family-friendly attractions
abound. Here are 10 places to take your
kids for a fun and educational day on the
town:
1. Channel Islands National Park
R.J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center.
The center features a display of marine
aquatic life and exhibits about the
Channel Islands.
1901 Spinnaker Drive at Ventura Harbor.
(805) 658-5730
http://www.nps.gov/chis/planyourvisit/visit
orcenters.htm.
2. California Oil Museum.
Tells the story of the state's oil industry
through interactive displays, videos,
working models, games, photographs,
restored gas station memorabilia and an
authentic turn-of-the-century cable-tool
drilling rig. Visitors will see how the
Indians used natural oil seeps and watch
a miniature drilling rig bore into the
Earth.1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula.
(805) 933-0076
http://www.oilmuseum.net.
3. San Buenaventura Mission
Visit the last California mission, founded
in 1782 by Father Junipero Serra and
now an active Catholic church. Also visit
July-December 2008
the museum and gift shop to learn more
about the Native Americans who lived
and worked at the mission as well as
mission life, worship and the padres.
211 E. Main St., Ventura (805) 643-4318
http://www.sanbuenaventuramission.org.
see how the family lived. 4200 Olivas
Park Drive, Ventura. (805) 658-4728
http://www.olivasadobe.org.
51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park.
(805) 498-9441
http://www.stagecoachmuseum.org.
6. Gull Wings Children's Museum
9. Santa Monica Mountains
National Recreation Area
This museum features more than 15
hands-on exhibits where young children
and toddlers can use their imaginations
as they explore space, the sea and Bud's
Bistro. Gull Wings is the only children's
museum in Ventura County. 418 W.
Fourth St., Oxnard. (805) 483-3005
http://www.gullwings.org.
4. Museum of Ventura County and
Albinger Archaeological Museum
Learn about the county's heritage and
local culture and, among its exhibits, see
the intricate George Stuart Collection of
Historical Figures.
The nearby Albinger Museum houses
artifacts discovered during excavations
around the mission that took place in the
1970s, including the foundations of the
"lost mission church," and an ancient
earthen oven. Some of the relics on
display date back to 1600 B.C.
The county museum is in a temporary
site at 89 S. California St.
http://www.venturamuseum.org.
The Albinger museum is at 113 E. Main
St. (805) 648-5823
7. The Ronald Reagan
Presidential Library and Museum
See a piece of the Berlin Wall, view a
replica of the Oval Office, see
extravagant gifts given to the Reagans
from foreign heads of state, and learn all
about the 40th U.S. president's radio,
movie and political careers. Visitors also
can tour Air Force One. 40 Presidential
Drive, Simi Valley. 1-800-410-8354
http://www.reaganlibrary.com.
8. Stagecoach Inn Museum
5. Olivas Adobe
Step back in time and learn about
Conejo Valley history with a visit to a
reconstruction of the old 1876 Grand
Union Hotel and replicas of a pioneer
home, a Spanish-Mexican adobe and a
Chumash dwelling.
The home of Mexican cavalryman
Raymundo Olivas, his wife, Teodora, and
their 21 children brings to life California's
rancho period in the mid-1800s. Tour the
two-story hacienda and its grounds to
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Scores of Native American and cultural
workshops for children and adults are
scheduled throughout the summer at the
Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture
Center in Newbury Park.
The National Park Service Visitor Center
is at 401 W. Hillcrest Drive in Thousand
Oaks. (805) 370-2301 or (805) 375-1930
http://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/
events.htm.
10. Exotic Animal Training and
Management Program at
Moorpark College.
Visit the animals and see how they are
trained, or check availability to enroll the
kids in the Junior Safari Zoo Camp.
This teaching zoo houses more than 150
different animals of over 90 species.
7075 Campus Road, Moorpark.
(805) 378-1441.
http://www.moorparkcollege.edu (click on
"Teaching Zoo").
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Sterling Hills Golf Course • 805.987.3446 • 901 Sterling Hills Drive • 18 holes; 6,395 yards; par 71
Fillmore
Elkins Ranch Golf Course • 805.524.1440 • 1386 Chambersburg Road • 18 holes; 6,010 yards; par 71
Moorpark
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Tierra Rejada Golf Club • 805.531.9300 • 15187 Tierra Rejada Road • 18 holes; 6,557 yards; par 72
Ojai Valley Inn • 805.646.2420 • 905 Country Club Road • 18 holes; 5,892 yards; par 70
Ojai
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Oxnard
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Port Hueneme
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Santa Paula
Mountain View Golf Course • 805.525.1571 • 16799 S. Mountain Road • 18 holes; 5,357 yards; par 69
Simi Valley
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Thousand Oaks
Los Robles Greens Golf Course • 805.495.6421 • 299 S. Moorpark Road • 18 holes; 5963 yards; par 70
Ventura
Buenaventura Golf Course • 805.642.2231 • 5882 Olivas Park Drive • 18 holes; 6,300 yards; par 72
Olivas Links • 805.642.4303 • 3750 Olivas Park Drive • 18 holes; 6,353 yards; par 72
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Adventure Options and Memory Makers
Whale Watching, Thrill Rides and More!
Nature Lover? Whale Watching and the Natural
Splendor of the Channel Islands are found in the
Channel Islands and in the harbors leading there.
Situated along California’s central coast the
Ventura and Oxnard access to the Channel
Islands is worth exploring. Whether you plan to
spend the day whale watching in the Channel
Islands Marine Sanctuary (805)658-5730 or at
the Camino Real Park for the emergence of the
Monarch butterfly, exploring the natural wonder
of Ventura County is time well spent.
Known as the American Galapagos, the Channel
Islands National Park is comprised of five of the
eight California Channel Islands, including
Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel,
and Santa Barbara. These islands are home to
over 2,000 species of plants and animals, 145 of
which are completely unique to these islands
and not found anywhere else on earth.
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The biodiversity found on and in the waters
surrounding the Channel Islands National Park
is evidenced by the presence of dolphins, seals, a
multitude of sea birds, and Gray, Blue, and
Humpback Whales. Whales are the largest
animals on earth and they migrate along
north/south routes seasonally. Each year, as
many as 25,000 Gray Whales travel from their
Alaskan feeding grounds to the warm waters off
the coasts of California and Mexico.
The average length of a Gray Whale is between
36’ and 50’ and can weigh between 26 and 34
metric tons. During their southern migration,
the whales travel very close to the Channel
Islands. Various whale watching excursion
packages are available through Island Packers.
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Getting in for a closer look at the Channel Islands.
www.islandpackers.com, hotline at (805)6427688 or for general information, dial (805)6421393 or (805)382-1779 (see our ad on page 1).
The trips are narrated by experienced naturalists
and last about 3 hours.
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On many trips, the frolicking bottle nosed
dolphins often steal the show. Island trips offer
opportunities to view more than 27 varieties of
seals and dolphins in and around the
surrounding waters. Thousands of common and
Bottle-Nosed Dolphins can be seen year round
off the coast of Ventura along with California
Sea Lions and Harbor Seals.
Here are a few helpful tips when going whale
watching:
1. Dress warmly and in layers. It can get cold
out there, and with the ocean spray and water
spouting whales, you may find yourself a bit
wet. Be ready to shed your wet clothing just in
case. And if it gets warm, you can always shed a
layer.
2. Be careful with your camera. It can get wet
on the high sea and you don’t want to have your
camera ruined or your pictures lost.
3. Do some research. It doesn’t hurt to
familiarize yourself with what you will be seeing.
Read up on the types of whales you will be
seeing and any other types of marine life that
you may encounter. The more you know, the
more you’ll enjoy.
4. Stay Healthy. If you get motion or sea sick,
bring something that will help relax you.
Bringing sunscreen is also a good idea. With the
sun’s rays reflecting off the ocean’s surface, it’s
easy to get too much sun.
For a more leisurely day of boating rent your
own electric boat, sailboat, kayak or paddle boat
for the day or hour, and enjoy the harbor and
marina from Hopper Boat Rentals.com or relax
and enjoy their dinner & sunset cruises for more
romantic memories. All are found at
www.hopperboatrentals.com 805-382-1100. (see
our ad on page 42)
The five islands that comprise the national park
and marine sanctuary. At 12 miles off of the
mainland, Anacapa Island (5 miles long) is the
closest to southern California’s densely
populated coast. And in 1853, the side-wheel
steamer Winfield Scott, steaming ahead at full
speed, crashed into the rocks off of Anacapa and
sank. In 1912, the Coast Guard built a light
beacon and now a fully operational lighthouse
has been there since 1932.
Santa Cruz Island is 22 miles long and from two
to six miles wide, making it the largest island in
the national park. This island is a miniature of
what California looked like 100 years ago, with
pristine beaches, caves and untouched canyons.
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Santa Rosa Island is 15 miles long by 10 miles
wide. San Miguel Island is the westernmost
island and therefore receives the most severe
weather from the open ocean and Santa Barbara
Island is the smallest of these five islands, at
about one square mile.
How about more fun for the kids and young at
heart with arcade games and a real Carousel at
Ventura Village Carousel? Or maybe that
would be fun for them while you are strolling
the Ventura Harbor Village along the marina at
shops like The Glass Touch to find just the
right treasure or collectible to take home with
you? (see our ad on page 1)
Fillmore and Western Railroad day trips and
dinner trains provide a scenic and memorable
glance into our nations past and the local beauty
of the Ventura County countryside. Kids and
adults alike will delight with choices ranging
from Thomas the Tank Engine and Spaghetti
Western rides to Murder Mystery Dinner Trains.
Tel. 1-800-773-8724
The Gardens of the World became a reality when
Ed and Lynn Hogan, founders of Pleasant
Holidays, decided to build a striking monument
to commemorate the various cultures of the world.
Their motivation was simple: to give something
back to the community where they live.
Located in Thousand Oaks, the 4.5 acre site
features more than 1,000 plant varieties and
includes a rose garden; a California garden set in
a replica mission courtyard; and English, French,
Italian and Japanese gardens. (805) 557-1135
The mission of the Hogan Family Foundation is
to promote the entrepreneurial spirit through
the creation and operation of educational, civicminded and humanitarian programs designed to
encourage a more productive society.
History buffs and admirers of “The Great
Communicator” will want to visit the Ronald
Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in
Simi Valley. The new Air Force One exhibit is
X, one of the newest rollercoasters at Six Flags Magic Mountain
in Valencia sends you flying upside down and backwards.
not to be missed and the grounds, setting and
history showcased there is awe-inspiring. (800)
410-8354 or visit www.reaganlibrary.com
Six Flags Magic Mountain… the Xtreme Park
and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park,
just north of LA, are less than an hour away for
any of our readers. Six Flags Xtreme Park, is a
thrill ride haven. The 260-acre theme park
features world-class roller coasters and over 100
rides, games and attractions for the entire family.
Among the park’s famous roller coasters and
thrill rides is the newest coaster, Tatsu, tallest,
fastest, longest flying coaster in the world.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, located next to Six
Flags Magic Mountain features more than 23
slides and attractions including Tornado, a sixstory funnel of fun; speed slides and a 7,000
square-foot pool for teen and adult activities; an
exciting 45-foot tall, six lane racing slide and
more. Tel. 661-255-4111. www.sixflags.com
For a unique harbor touring experience, A&M
Boat Charters and Cruises offers up to 49
passengers for harbor cruises, scuba dives, and
Channel Islands excursions. Rental gear available
(805) 644-1499. (see our ad on back cover)
So be daring and creative in beautiful southern
California. Create experiences that provide big
fish, big wave, train robbery or a whale of a tale
no one can challenge when you retell them (even
bigger) at home!
Air Force One Pavillion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential
Library and Museum
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If You Must Leave Us
and You’re Headed
SOUTH
one-of-a-kind shopping, with such offerings as
the Zen Zone, where you can relax and unwind
with an aqua massage bed or get a breath of
fresh air at the oxygen bar. Also, the Universal
Amphitheater is an excellent venue to check
out all sorts of concerts and live music, located
at the park. Citywalk is a rare blending of night
life, fine dining, and shopping with a distinct
west coast flair. Visit http://theme
parks.universalstudios.com/hollywood/website/i
ndex.html or www.citywalkhollywood.com for
more information.
Santa Monica Pier/3rd Street
Promenade
Santa Monica is a town with a personality all its
own. This seaside destination is a perfect
place to spend the day, enjoying the sights and
sounds of a bustling beach community. With
plenty of things to do and see, including a
Ferris wheel on the pier that overlooks the
ocean and a large carousel, Santa Monica is a
favorite of locals and visitors alike.
Checking out the Anacapa Lighthouse in the Channel Islands.
Universal Studios/Citywalk
Universal Studios is the world’s largest movie
studio and theme park. You can enjoy the
studio tour and rides in the daytime and head
over to Citywalk in the evening for drinks,
dinner, dancing, music, entertainment, and a
wide array of unique vendors to indulge any
shopaholic tendencies you may have.
Universal Studios is located in its own city,
called Universal City, a short drive north of
Hollywood on the 101.
Citywalk offers a movie theatre, bars and
restaurants such as B.B. King’s Blues Club, and
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Movie and television crews frequently shoot at
the promenade, so be sure to watch for your
favorite film and television stars. In addition to
being on the lookout for well known actors and
actresses, make sure you take time to enjoy the
local celebrities who offer a wide range of
music, street performance, theatre, dance,
comedy, and magic. These neighborhood
entertainers bring a vibrant and uniquely
Californian atmosphere to a day filled with
shopping, dining, and sightseeing.
For more information, visit
www.thirdstreetpromenade.com/index.html
or www.santamonicapier.org.
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Of all the things to do and see in Los Angeles,
there are few better or more rewarding
experiences than visiting the Getty. With free
admission and a mere $8 for parking, one can
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spend the whole day there and still not see
everything that this wonderful museum has to
offer. Whether it’s a special exhibit (which
rotate frequently), the research libraries
(primarily art history and architecture), the
architecture of the campus itself (unique,
modern, and sprawling), the lush and beautifully
designed Central Garden (tranquil and
graceful), or the view (which is the best in the
city), the Getty has something for everyone.
The Central Garden was conceived as a natural
evolution, an ever changing celebration of lush
plants, flowers, and trees. With 134,000 square
feet and multiple walkways, pools, and various
scenic overlook areas, this garden is a peaceful
getaway from the stresses of everyday life,
allowing visitors the opportunity to unwind.
Conveniently located off of the 405 in west Los
Angeles, the museum is open Tuesday through
Sunday. Call (310) 440-7300 or visit
www.getty.edu for more information.
If You Must Leave Us
and You’re Headed
NORTH
Santa Barbara Mission
The "Queen of the Missions" was founded in
1786 and was the tenth of 21 Franciscan
missions throughout California. The history of
the mission is reflective of the history of the city
of Santa Barbara. The land that the mission is
situated on changed hands from the Chumash
Indians, to the Spanish, and eventually to U.S.
interests as California became a state.
With green lawns and a large rose garden, the
grounds of the mission are lush and representative of the surrounding beauty of the greater
Santa Barbara community. Self guided tours
are available daily by calling (805)682-4149.
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