Food Truck Fridays at the Pacific View Mall Every Third Friday of the Month

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The Pacific View Mall hosts gourmet food trucks every 3rd Friday of the month in the parking lot next to Trader Joe's, along Mills Road. Hours are 5-9pm and event features over 20 food trucks, like Cousins Maine Lobster, The Underground Gourmet Food Truck, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Sweet Arleen's, Steamy Bun Truck, etc. For the specific gourmet truck lineup, visit www.shoppacificview.com. Also live entertainment!

Upcoming dates: Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18, Jun 15, Jul 20, Aug 17, Sep 21, Oct 19

Teko's Brazilian Grill in Westlake Village Has Closed Its Doors

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Hmm, this didn't last long. We did Teko's Brazilian Grill in Westlake Village several times. The food was sold by the point and included a Churrasco BBQ. It was actually pretty tasty, though the pricing by the lb option made limited my time there. It originally opened in January 2017 and closed in the latter part of 2017.

Cut 360 Steakhouse in Westlake Village Has Closed Its Doors

Cut 360 Steakhouse and Churrascaria in Westlake Village closed its doors at the end of December. It had operated just shy of 2 years, having opened in March 2016. Before Cut 360 this was the home of The Napa Tavern. What's next? We shall see.

Enjoying their meal at Cut 360, then hearing the news it was closing.

Enjoying their meal at Cut 360, then hearing the news it was closing.

Dave & Buster's is Hiring in Preparation for Opening of Thousand Oaks Location in 2018

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As indicated last May, Dave & Buster's is looking to open its first location in Ventura County, right here in our very own city of Thousand Oaks. The new Dave & Buster's will be opening sometime this year in the former home of Sports Authority at 145 West Hillcrest Drive, #130.

Job opportunities at this new Thousand Oaks location posted on the D&B's website last week include Amusements Manager, Assistant General Manager, Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Manager, Senior Manager and Sr. Corporate Sales Manager. Find out more at dandbcareers.com/jobs. It appears they are getting their senior management team in place in preparation for hiring staff.

The first Dave & Buster's opened in Dallas in 1982 by David Corriveau and James "Buster" Corley. This publicly-traded chain of eateries features lunch and dinner menus, both traditional Midway, arcade style and high-tech games for all ages 

Dave & Buster's is listed on NASDAQ under the memorable stock symbol PLAY. At its currently market price of $56/share, the company's valuation is $2.3 billion.  

Learn more about Dave & Buster's at www.daveandbusters.com.

Dedication of Westlake Village Community Park on Sunday, January 21, 2018

The culmination of 20 years of planning, fundraising, grants, and public input will come to fruition on Sunday, January 21 from 12 noon to 4 pm with the dedication of the newly completed Westlake Village Community Park.

The event will feature a formal ceremony at 12 noon honoring the partnerships, sponsors, donors and key players that made this  regional facility possible.

The ceremony will be followed by youth sports demonstrations, photo opportunities, games, and a souvenir passport to visit all the features at the park, fitness equipment instruction, games, and a selection of free food including Jersey Dogs hot dogs, California Kettle Corn and In-N-Out burgers.

Prizes and food are available for the first 1,000 guests. Dodger Alumnus Ron Cey will be on hand to speak during the ceremony and available for photo opps until 1pm. 

The approximate 18 acre site includes the city's park improvements and the 55,000 sq ft Triunfo YMCA facility, which is still work in process.

The Westlake Village Community Park contains eight acres of lighted synthetic turf athletic fields for soccer, football, baseball, softball and other sports, a walk/jog trail, skate park, picnic areas, outdoor volleyball and basketball courts, fitness equipment and children's play areas.

The park is located at 31107 Thousand Oaks Boulevard. There is a one-way entrance and a one-way exit off Thousand Oaks Boulevard that can be accessed by vehicle, bicycle, or sidewalk during park hours.

If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, call 818.706.1613.

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 as of 1/6/18: Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3, Jun 7, Jul 5, Aug 2, Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6. 

County of Ventura Food Facility Closures in November/December 2017

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 www.ventura.org/rma/envhealth/community-services/consumer-food/closures.html.

The following facility closures (exclusive of mobile facilities) were noted in November/December 2017. Keep in mind when reviewing this that there are many possible reasons for the closures, most of which are very temporary issues.

December 2017
Sharky's, 2410 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley;
No hot water available at the facility for utensil washing and hand washing;
Date Closed - 12/29/17; Date reopened - 12/30/17

Natural Cafe II, 2667 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley;
No hot water available at the facility for utensil washing and hand washing;
Date closed - 12/21/17; Date reopened - 12/22/17

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, 4726 Telephone Road, Ventura;
Inoperable plumbing, no toilet facilities available for employee use;
Date closed - 12/21/17; Date reopened - 12/21/17

Chocolate Savvy, 1555 Simi Town Center Way, #735, Simi Valley;
Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 12/19/17; Date reopened - 12/20/17

Michael D's Cafe, 593 W. Los Angeles Avenue, Moorpark;
Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 12/18/17; Date reopened - 12/22/17

Two Trees Cafe, 7822 Telegraph Road, Ventura;
Sewage overflowing within the facility, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 12/18/17; Date reopened - 12/18/17

Golden China, 750 S. Seaward Ave., Ventura;
Sewage overflowing within the facility, evidence of rodents;
Date closed - 12/13/17; Date reopened - 12/14/17

Subway, 5100 Telegraph Road #L, Ventura;
Inoperable restrooms;
Date closed – 12/08/17; Date reopend - 12/08/17

Pho Oxnard, 722 N. Ventura Road, Oxnard;
Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed – 12/07/17; Date reopened - 12/08/17

Mod Superfast Pizza, 2941 Cochran Street, Simi Valley;
Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed – 12/06/17; Date reopened - 12/07/17


El Patio, 1925 S. Tapo Street, Simi Valley;
Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed – 12/06/17; Date reopened - 12/07/17

New Flavor, 2950 Johnson Drive #134, Ventura;
Unsanitary conditions;
Date closed – 12/04/17; Date reopened - 12/8/17

November 2017
Tower Club, 300 Esplanade Drive #1680, Oxnard;
Inoperable refrigeration resulting in unsafe food temperatures;
Date closed - 11/29/17; Date reopened - 11/30/17

Milano's Italian Restaurant, 1559 Spinnaker Drive, #100, Ventura;

Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/27/17; Date reopened - 12/01/17

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, 1559 Spinnaker Drive, #209, Ventura;

Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/27/17; Date reopened - 12/07/17

Vintura Tasting Room & Wine Rack, 14 S. California St., Ventura;

Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/16/17, Date reopened - 11/17/17

Amigo's, 546 E. Main Street, Ventura;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/16/17; No reopen date

Pickles Deli and Restaurant, 1940 Newbury Road, Newbury Park;

Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/16/17; Date reopened - 11/17/17

Pizza Hut #026214, 4419 Alamo Street, Simi Valley;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/16/17; Date reopened - 11/17/17

Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/09/17; Date reopened - 11/10/17

Spring Garden, 1795 Victoria Avenue, Ventura;

Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/08/17; Date reopened - 11/10/17

Tony's Pizza, 660 Lindero Canyon Rd., Oak Park;

Inoperable toilet facilities;

Date closed - 11/08/17; Date reopened - 11/08/17

Pho Oxnard, 722 N. Ventura Rd., Oxnard;

Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/07/17; Date reopened - 11/13/17

Mandala, 11400 North Ventura Avenue, Ojai;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/07/17; Date reopened - 11/08/17

Chinaland, 543 S. Ventura Rd., Oxnard;

Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions, Overflowing sewage;

Date closed - 11/07/17; Date reopened - 11/08/17

Simi Valley High School Gym Snack Bar, 5400 Cochran Street, Simi Valley;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/07/17; No reopen date

Russell's Donuts #2, 1700 E. Thompson Blvd, Ventura;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/06/17; Date reopened - 11/07/17

Simi Sam's Sandwich Factory, 2139 Tapo Street, #113, Simi Valley;

Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/01/17; Date reopenend - 11/04/17

Edwards Camarillo, 680 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/01/17; Date reopened - 11/02/17

Noah's New York Bagels, 1413 S. Victoria Ave. D, Ventura;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/01/17; Date reopened - 11/02/17

Village Carousel Snack Bar, 1567 Spinnaker Dr.#100, Ventura;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/01/17; Date reopened - 11/09/17

Rosabella's Cafe & Bakery, 2705 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/01/17; Date reopened - 11/02/17