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5 Fun Things to do with Kids in Ventura County

Moms, Dads, Grandparents- Need something new to do with the kids? Want to get out of the house and enjoy this beautiful spring weather? Ventura County is full of things to do, and many are kid friendly. Here are 5 kid friendly ideas: The Seaside Steamer- Train Rides Location: Park View Court, The Collection, Oxnard (exit Oxnard Blvd, off the 101 Freeway) The Seaside Steamer is a fun little train for the little ones to ride. The trackless trains offers rides around The Collection for $3 per rider. The train is open from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday and from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Sundays. A train ride is a great activity to add after shopping at Target or after catching a movie at the Century Theaters. Underwood Family Farms- Pick- Your-Own-Produce Location: 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark , CA 93021 5696 Los Angeles Avenue, Somis, CA 93066 We’ve all heard of their famous Harvest Fest, but Underwood Family Farms has many fun things to do in the spring and

5 things to know about the Ventura County Sheriffs Office

Our local police department is always working for you.  But are you taking advantage of all they offer?  Here are 5 things you may or may not know about our local sheriff's office: Reverse 911- By registering your phone number (home or cell) or email address the VCS (Ventura County Sheriffs) can alert residents to imminent threats or local emergencies.  They also have a way to push community events seperate of emergencies if you wish to receive those also. There is no cost to use this service, although if you register your cell phone standard messaging rates will apply.  Click HERE to read more information on the program and register your information. Citizen's Academy- Are you interested in learning more about the sheriff's office and what they do on a regular basis? The Sheriff's Citizen Academy is a twelve-week course designed to give citizens an overview of the police department’s function and operational procedures. This is a "behind the scenes" tour of what t

California Water Conservation

California needs rain. Yep, we all know that.  But did you see the article going around on Social Media recently saying California only has one year of water left?  In an article posted in the LA Times, it stated that January was the driest in California since record-keeping began in 1895. Water rations are necessary and are just around the corner.  What do you plan to do to help ration our water? Besides taking shorter showers, turning off the water when brushing your teeth, etc. your local municiple water district may be offering rebates to help conserve water.  Each water district is different so check out your local water website for more information. City of Ventura:  The city of Ventura is offering FREE low-flow showerheads, kitchen faucet aerators, dish squeegees, leak detection kits, and toilet flappers. More water efficiency click HERE. City of Camarillo: The city of Camarillo is part of California American Water and offers incentive programs through BeWaterWise.c

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Hey All! Happy, Friday! Next week is St Patrick’s Day but the celebrations start this weekend. St. Patricks Day celebrates the traditional death date of Saint Patrick the patron saint of Ireland. St Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish and we’ve used it ever since. If you are looking for a place to have some bangers and mash or a green beer, here are some local events you won’t want to miss. Be sure to catch the 27th annual St. Patrick"s Day Parade – Presented by Ventura Elks casino online Lodge #1430 Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10 am 
Main Street, Downtown Ventura Dargans Pub Location: 593 E Main St.Ventura, California 93001 They will be open Saturday at 10am in time for the parade and will have drink specials and live entertainment throughout the weekend. Tuesday (St. Patrick’s Day) they will be open at 10am and celebrations throughout the day. Brendans Irish Pub – Schedule

Battle of Teppan Grills in Simi Valley…Ken of Japan or Musashi Japanese Cuisine?

I recently encountered a Facebook post within the community about which of our local Teppan grills are better. The match up of our two Simi Valley Teppan Grills... 1. Ken of Japan - located at 4340 Cochran Street in Simi Valley. Yelp Page: http://www.yelp.com/biz/ken-of-japan-simi-valley 2. Masashi Japanese Cuisine - Located at 1747 Simi Town Center Way in Simi. Yelp Page: http://www.yelp.com/biz/musashi-Japanese-cuisine-simi-valley Here is what I found... Both of these local Simi Valley restaurants offer pretty much the same food per their menu: Teppan Grill, Sushi, Lunch Specials, Dinner Specials, Kids menu and both serve alcohol.  I went through their websites to look at their respective menus(Ken of Japan Menu & Musashi Menu) to compare pricing and both menus did list prices however;  both restuarants stated:  Prices are Subject to Change. I researched Yelp and noticed both of the restaurants had the price ranges of two money symbols($$) ranging from $11.00 to 30.00.(Bo