County of Ventura Food Facility Closures in July 2019

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 July 2019. Keep in mind when reviewing this that there are many possible reasons for the closures, most of which are very temporary issues.

Jack in the Box, 2352 East Thompson Boulevard, Ventura;
Inoperable warewashing sink;
Date closed - 07/29/19; Date reopened - 07/29/19

2686 Kitchen, 2686 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura;
Inoperable warewashing sink, inadequate refrigeration;
Date closed - 07/26/19; Date reopened - 07/26/19

4 Way Meat Market #7 Hueneme, 541 W. Hueneme Rd., Oxnard;
Inoperable restrooms, inoperable walk-in refrigeration unit, remodeling without approval, fly infestation and unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 07/25/19; Date reopened - 07/26/19

Taqueria Caporales, 601 W. Hueneme Rd., Oxnard
Cockroach infestation and unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 07/25/19; Date reopened - 07/26/19

La Quinta Inn, 5818 Valentine Road, Ventura;
Inoperable warewashing sink, inadequate refrigeration;
Date closed - 07/22/19; Date reopened - 07/22/19

EMC Seafood & Raw Bar, 511 Town Center Drive #3015, Oxnard;
Kitchen is not fully enclosed, resulting in unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 07/19/19; Date reopened - 7/19/19

Burger King #7, 2500 S. Ventura Rd., Oxnard;
Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 07/18/19; Date roepened - 07/20/19

Garcia's Catering & Restaurant, 165 North Hayes Street, Oxnard;
No permit to operate;
Date closed - 07/18/19; Permit issued - 07/19/19

Player's Card Club, 6580 Auto Center Drive, Ventura;
Inoperable plumbing resulting in sewage overflowing outside of the facility;
Date closed - 07/17/19; Date reopened - 07/17/19

La Michoacana Azteca, 500 North Ventura Avenue, Ventura;
No hot water available at the facility;
Date closed - 07/16/19; Date reopened - 07/16/19

Don Lalo's 385 West El Roblar Drive, Ojai;
Power outage, inadequate refrigeration;
Date closed - 07/16/19; Date reopened - 07/17/19

Henny Penny Fish & Chips, 200 S. Ventura Rd., Oxnard;
Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 07/16/19; Date roepened - 07/22/19

Fratelli's Pizza & Brews, 1559 Spinnaker Drive, Unit 100, Ventura;
No means to adequately wash hands in the food preparation area;
Date closed - 07/15/19; Date reopened - 07/19/19

J&R Fruit Stand, 2852 East Telegraph Road, Fillmore;
Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 07/15/19; Date reopened - 07/17/19

Rosabella's Cafe & Bakery, 2705 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura;
Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 07/12/19; Date reopened - 07/13/19

Spring Garden, 1795 S. Victoria Ave. #101-A, Ventura;
Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 07/08/19; Date reopened - 07/09/19

Ventura County Market, 116 South Mill Street, Santa Paula;
Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 07/02/19; Date reopened - 07/05/19

First Thursdays Gourmet Food Trucks at Plaza Park in Oxnard

The first Thursday of the month is Gourmet Food Truck Night in Oxnard's Plaza Park, 519 South C Street. Each event brings 8 to 12 of the hottest trucks in the southland. The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with DJ entertainment, friends, and downtown restaurants and shops joining in the party with late hours and specials. Plenty of free parking on street and in public lots. More information at downtownoxnard.org/activities/food-trucks

Upcoming Dates: TBA

2019 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp in Oxnard in July and August

The Dallas Cowboys are heading back to River Ridge Playing Fields in Oxnard at 2101 West Vineyard Avenue (next to the Marriott Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge) again this year for 2019 pre-season training camp!

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Admission is FREE, no tickets needed. "Cowboys on Tour" trucks, team merchandise and Hall of Fame trailers will be at the site throughout camp.

Parking lots open at noon for 3:30PM practice, with gates opening at 1:30PM, and 7AM for 10:45AM practice, with gates opening at 8:30AM.

More updates at www.visitoxnard.com/cowboys.  

2019 Schedule

  • Sat 7/27 - Opening Ceremonies 3PM; Practice at 3:30PM

  • Sun 7/28 - Practice 3:30PM

  • Mon 7/29 - Practice (Military Appreciation Day) 3:30PM

  • Tue 7/30 - Practice 10:45AM

  • Wed 7/31 - No Practice

  • Thu 8/1 - Practice 3:30PM

  • Fri 8/2 - Practice 3:30PM

  • Sat 8/3 - Practice 3:30PM

  • Sun 8/4 - Blue/White Scrimmage 3:30PM

  • Mon 8/5 - No Practice

  • Tue 8/6 - Practice (First Responders Appreciation Day) 3:30PM

  • Wed 8/7 - Practice 3:30PM

  • Thu 8/8 - Practice (Military Appreciation Day) 10:45AM

  • Fri 8/9 to Sun 8/11 - No Practice

  • Mon 8/12 - Practice 3:30PM

  • Tue 8/13 - Practice 3:30PM

  • Wed 8/14 - Practice 3:30PM

  • Thu 8/15 - No Practice

Driving Directions

Northbound on the 101 freeway from Los Angeles: Exit Oxnard Boulevard. Turn RIGHT. Make your first LEFT onto Town Center Drive. Make a LEFT onto Ventura Road. Travel 1 mile and it will be on your RIGHT before Vineyard Ave. (watch for traffic lines at the entrance to the parking lot).

Parking at River Ridge Playing Fields is $10 weekdays for small vehicles and $20 for large vehicles. Weekends are $20 for small vehicles and $40 for large weekends.

No bicycles, backpacks (small diaper bag ok), coolers, ice chests, outside food and pets. No strollers in the bleacher area. No tailgating or alcohol allowed.

Greens Up! at The Shoppes at Westlake Village to Close Its Doors on Thursday, August 1st

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Greens Up! at The Shoppes at Westlake Village will be closing its doors permanently, effective August 1st. They opened this location just under 5 years ago, on October 22, 2014. On a personal note, I am sorry to see them close, though am not surprised given they recently stopped service on weekends.

Thanks to Kelly H for the heads up via the Conejo Valley Guide Facebook Page for letting us know.

Other Greens Up! locations are in Santa Monica. www.greensupsalads.com/locations.

Jack's Donuts Coming Soon to Conejo Valley Plaza in Thousand Oaks

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Update 8/2/19: I’ve been informed that Jack’s Donuts anticipates a “soft opening” in mid-August and grand opening in early September. Stay tuned.

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Hector Diaz @ThinkStatus pointed out that Jack’s Donuts is “coming soon” to the Conejo Valley Plaza in Thousand Oaks in the spot next to the “coming soon” Robek’s Juice (before that, Juice It Up), a few doors away from Toppers Pizza Place.

Jack’s Donuts originated in 1961 when Jack and Ada Marcum bought Bill’s Donut Shoppe in New Castle, Indiana. He subsequently renamed it Jack’s Donuts and the rest is history.

The closest Jack’s Donuts to Thousand Oaks at the moment is located in South Jordan, Utah, just 713 miles from Thousand Oaks.

www.jacksdonuts.com


California Fish Grill Casual Kitchen Opening Soon at the Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks

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Yes folks, the standalone building previously occupied by Hooters, Fuddruckers and Sizzler at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks will soon have a new occupant - California Fish Grill. This is excellent news for the Conejo Valley, based on my own recent visit to the California Fish Grill in Woodland Hills.

California Fish Grill is a fast-casual type place, where you order at the counter and wait for your order. I was impressed by the large selection of fresh fish, such as salmon, swai (whitefish), ahi, catfish, sea bass and others. I was quite pleasantly surprised by the taste and portions.

So stay tuned! Learn more at www.cafishgrill.com.

ALDI Slated to Open Thousand Oaks Store at Janss Marketplace

ALDI already on Janss MP website!

ALDI already on Janss MP website!

ALDI is slated to open a grocery store at the former Toys R Us location at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks. ALDI is an abbreviation for Albrecht Diskont, or Albrecht Discount, named after founders Karl and Theo Albrecht in 1946.

You may already know that ALDI is the parent company to both Trader Joe's (purchased in 1979) and the ALDI chain. ALDI is one of the world's largest privately-owned companies. There are 2 ALDI stores in Simi Valley.

No opening date set at this time but ALDI is already on the Janss website!

A VISIT TO AN ALDI STORE IN SIMI VALLEY