County of Ventura Food Facility Closures in March 2018

The County of Ventura Environmental Health Division (EHD) protects public health and the environment by ensuring conformance with State laws and County ordinances pertaining to food protection, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, individual sewage disposal systems, land use, medical waste, ocean water quality monitoring, recreational health, solid waste, underground fuel tanks and vector control.

The EHD publishes food facility closures at vcrma.org/food-facilities-closure-report-inspector-initiated.

The following facility closures (exclusive of mobile facilities) were noted in February 2018. Keep in mind when reviewing this that there are many possible reasons for the closures, most of which are very temporary issues.

Taqueria 3 Estrellas, 125 Dean Drive, Santa Paula;
Cockroach/rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed – 03/29/2018; Date reopened - 03/30/18

Best Bar-B-Que., 915 E. Harvard Boulevard, Santa Paula;
Serious and repeated violations, failure to adhere to a compliance agreement;
Date Closed - 03/27/18; Date reopened - 03/28/18

Ray's Donuts & Bakery, 3734 Saviers Road, Oxnard;
Inoperable hand washing sink, evidence of rodent activity, unsanitary conditions;
Date Closed - 03/26/18; Date reopened - 03/27/18

Subway, 11420 N. Ventura Ave., Ojai;
Overflowing sewage, unsanitary conditions;
Date Closed - 03/23/18; Date reopened - 03/27/18

Oralia's Bakery, 430 S. Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard;
Roof leaking into facility resulting in the contamination of food products, unsanitary conditions;
Date Closed - 03/22/18; Date reopened - 03/23/18

Holiday Inn Express, 350 E. Hueneme Rd., Port Hueneme;
Inoperable plumbing, unsanitary conditions;
Date Closed - 03/20/18; Date reopened - 03/20/18

IHOP, 715 Ventura Street, Fillmore;
Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date Closed - 03/20/18; Date reopenend - 03/21/18

El Taco de Guadalajara, 3845 Telegraph Road, Ventura;
Serious and repeated violations, failure to adhere to a compliance agreement, unsanitary conditions;
Date Closed - 03/19/18; Date reopened - 03/20/18

McDonald's, 2375 Tapo Street, Simi Valley;
No approved restrooms available, unsanitary conditions due to construction dust;
Date closed - 03/19/18; Date reopened - 03/21/18

Janchi Korean BBQ, 165 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks;
No hot water for hand washing and utensil washing;
Date closed - 03/19/18; Date reopened - 03/19/18

Bella's Teas & Treats, 275 Central Avenue, Fillmore;
No valid permit to operate;
Date Closed - 03/14/18; No reopen date

Panaderia Las Palmas, 2155 E. Channel Islands Blvd., Oxnard;
Inoperable plumbing for hand washing, unsanitary conditions;
Date Closed - 03/13/18; Date reopened - 03/16/18

Subway, 353 Esplanade Drive, Oxnard;
Inoperable equipment resulting in contamination of food product, inadequate refrigeration;
Date Closed - 03/12/18; Date reopened - 03/13/18

Namaste Spiceland, 2707 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks;
No hot water for utensil and hand washing;
Date Closed - 03/12/18; Date reopened - 03/15/18

Henny Penny, 200 Ventura Road, Oxnard;
Operating without a valid permit, no plans submitted;
Date Closed - 03/08/18; No reopen date

La Central Bakery, 600 Meta Street, Oxnard;
Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date Closed - 03/07/18; Date reopened - 03/08/18

El Pollo Loco, 1722 S. Victoria Avenue, #A, Ventura;
Plumbing is inoperable and resulting in sewage discharge outside of facility;
Date Closed - 03/05/18; Date reopened - 03/06/18

IHOP, 715 Ventura Street, Fillmore;
Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date Closed - 03/05/18; Date reopened - 03/06/18

Rave Organics Cafe Now Open in Newbury Park

Update: Rave Organics Cafe is now open. www.facebook.com/RaveOrganics

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Originally posted 9/9/17:

The sign is up at the Walgreens/Walmart Neighborhood Market shopping center (aka Thousand Oaks Marketplace) at 520 N. Ventu Park Road, Suite 140, Newbury Park. The Rave Organics Cafe appears to be coming soon.

When it opens, this new eatery will be serving up organic pizza, self-serve frozen yogurt, sandwiches, smoothies, bowls, sandwiches and more. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee. 

For updates, visit www.raveorganics.com.

The Raspado House Coming Soon to Thousand Oaks

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The Raspado House is "coming soon" to 540 N. Moorpark Road, the former home of The Healthy Place smoothies.

What is The Raspado House? There's no website so I went to their Facebook page, which says absolutely nothing other than "smoothie & juice bar in Moorpark." Um, ok. So how about a look at Yelp.

Yelp did help. The business indicates they serve shave ice, real fresh fruit smoothies, fresh fruit bowls, aguas frescas, snacks and more. 

Sounds pretty good. But The Raspado House folks, listen up. If you want people to visit you, it's a good idea to explain what you serve. And the beauty of it in this day and age is that you can do it for free via social media if you so choose.

 

Go Greek Yogurteria Coming Soon to Former Paciugo Gelato Location in Thousand Oaks

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Paciugo Gelato closed its doors earlier this year at The Oaks Mall. Opening soon at this location, across from Dick's Sporting Goods in the outdoor shops section of the mall, is Go Greek Yogurteria.

Go Greek's menu includes Fresco (fresh Greek yogurt creations), Kyro (self-serve Greek frozen yogurt), Parfaits and coffee.

They are currently hiring at gogreekyogurtcareers.com.

Learn more at www.gogreekyogurt.com.

Pink's Hot Dogs to Open Location at Camarillo Premium Outlets in June 2018

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Pink's Hot Dogs is opening in The Promenade section of the Camarillo Premium Outlets in the June 2018 time frame. It will be located between Wilson's Leather and Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant.

Learn more on the Pink's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pg/camarillopinks.

www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/camarillo/stores/pinks-hot-dogs

Food Truck Thursday at Camarillo Ranch House Every Last Thursday of Month

Food Truck Fest at the Camarillo Ranch is on the last Thursday of each month from 5-9PM, April through October 2018. Upcoming dates: April 26, May 31, June 28, July 26, August 30, September 27 and October 25.

Ten food trucks will be there plus beer and wine will be for sale. Free admission! For more information, visit www.facebook.com/camranchfoodtruckfest or www.camarilloranch.org.

Kids Bowl Free This Summer at Various Ventura County Bowling Centers

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Here's a great summer deal that will bowl you over! Bowling alleys across the country are offering Kids Bowl Free deals during the summer months once again this year!

Up to two games per kid on designated days and times, subject to lane availability. Note that applicable ages for Kids Bowl Free vary from 15 to 18.

The deal also does not apply to parties, camps and other organized events. And lastly, the deal does not include bowling shoe rental. With no further ado, here are local alleys in Ventura County and nearby areas that are participating in Kids Bowl Free!

NOTE: You first must visit www.kidsbowlfree.com and register with specific bowling alleys. After registering your children, you will receive coupons via email or through mobile devices, and in turn redeem them at the time of purchase. In addition to the 2 FREE Games, you may be able to purchase a family package (at participating centers) and generally must pay for standard shoe rental rates at the time of bowling.

Buena Lanes in Ventura will offer Kids Bowl Free Monday through Thursday from 10am to 2pm for kids 15 and under, from May 14 to August 30, 2018

Harley's Camarillo Bowl will offer Kids Bowl Free Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm for kids 18 and under, from June 1 to August 31, 2018.

Harley's Simi Bowl will offer Kids Bowl Free Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm for kids 18 and under, from June 1 to August 31, 2018.

Harley's Valley Bowl will offer Kids Bowl Free Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm for kids ages 18 and under, from June 1 to August 31, 2018.

Winnetka Bowl in Canoga Park will offer Kids Bowl Free April 16 to August 31, 2018, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 4pm and Thursday from noon to 4pm for kids 15 and under.

Zodo's Bowling and Beyond in Santa Barbara will offer Kids Bowl Free June 1 to September 2, 2018, 7 days a week to kids 16 and under from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Click this link to pin down information about all the local Ventura County area bowling alleys.