Grocery Outlet Bargain Market to Open Newest Store in Camarillo on Thursday, April 25th

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is opening a new store in Camarillo at 2249 Las Posas Road, creating 29 new jobs in the community. Grand opening date is Thursday, April 25th.

Following the unique grand opening ceremony at 8:55 a.m., a donation will be presented on behalf of Grocery Outlet to the Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo at 11 a.m.

The amount that shoppers saved on their grocery purchases during the store’s first hour of operation will determine the donation amount.

The first 200 customers of the day will also receive Grocery Outlet BlissBucks ranging from $5 to $200. All shoppers will receive a free reusable bag, while supplies last. Lastly, starting Thursday, April 25, through May 23, customers may enter for a chance to win a grand prize of Free Groceries for 1 Year!

Extreme-value grocery retailer Grocery Outlet, based in Emeryville, offers big savings on brand name products every day, at over 300 locations in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington. Grocery Outlet carries a full range of products from fresh produce, meat, deli and dairy to a wide assortment of natural and organic choices. They also offer a large selection of beer and wine, health and beauty care and seasonal items. A third-generation, family-led company founded in 1946, Grocery Outlet’s mission has always been to provide customers an exciting place to find WOW savings on name brands they trust. Grocery Outlet stores are run by independent owner-operators in the local community.


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

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Throwback Thursday Food Truck Fest at the Camarillo Ranch is on the last Thursday of each month from 5-9PM, April through September 2019. Upcoming dates: April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26.

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

What to know before you go:

  • The Camarillo Ranch House will be open for tours ($5 donations greatly appreciated for the house tours).

  • Pets are welcome but must remain on a leash.

  • Please do NOT bring your own alcohol or coolers.

  • The Camarillo Ranch is non-smoking facility. If you need to smoke, please step onto the sidewalk on Camarillo Ranch Road outside of the gates.

  • Parking is available on Camarillo Ranch Road and next door at 4001 Mission Oaks.

  • The Ranch will be closed until just before 5:00 pm, early arrivals and setup will not be permitted.

IRS and FTB Deadline for Filing 2018 Taxes for California Wildfire County Residents Extended to April 30, 2019

For tax return procrastinators out there. Did you know...that the IRS has automatically extended the deadline for 2018 tax returns and payments that would normally be due by April 15, to April 30 this year, as a result of the November 2018 Wildfires. This applies to anyone residing within Ventura, Los Angeles and Butte counties, regardless of if you were directly impacted by the fires.

More information on the IRS website at www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-relief-for-victims-of-november-8-wildfires-in-california.

The IRS automatically identifies taxpayers located in the covered disaster area and applies automatic filing and payment relief based on zip codes provided by FEMA. FEMA proclaimed a major disaster as a result of the Camp, Hill and Woolsey fires on November 12, 2018 in DR-4407. See www.fema.gov/disaster/4407 for more information.

The California Franchise Tax Board followed suit . They indicate at www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/disaster.shtml how to notate your tax return to reflect the fire impacted you.

Burgerim to Open New Locations in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Ventura, Camarillo and Oxnard

UPDATE 4/11/19: Thousand Oaks Burgerim now open at 1610 E. T.O. Blvd.

UPDATE: The Simi Valley Burgerim opened in September 2018.

Burgerim Thousand Oaks will be located next to Nothing Bundt Cakes

Burgerim Thousand Oaks will be located next to Nothing Bundt Cakes

ORIGINAL POST 6/19/18

Burgerim is expanding rapidly throughout Ventura County with planned new locations in Thousand Oaks (1610 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Ste C), Simi Valley (1390-2 Madera Road, Suite P1-2), Ventura (Pacific View Mall), Camarillo (Premium Outlets, 740 Ventura Blvd, Unit 0228) and Oxnard (Northside Plaza, 191 E. Gonzales Road).

Camarillo location opened July 23rd.

Ventura (440 E. Main Street) location opened earlier this year.

Shout-out to Amelia S for the heads up.

Existing locations are the original Ventura County location in Newbury Park that opened in March 2017 and a Ventura location early this year at 440 E. Main Street.

Burgerim means "many burgers" in Hebrew. The eatery serves up 2.8 ounce burgers made to order individually, in duos or in trios. Your choices include 3 types of buns, 11 patties (beef, dry aged beef, Wagyu beef, Merguez (spicy beef), turkey, lamb, chicken, salmon, veggie, Spanish beef and falafel and a variety of sauces and toppings.

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Camarillo Health Care District Hosts Free "Produce Day" 2nd Thursday of the Month

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Camarillo Health Care District Hosts Free "Produce Day" in Partnership with FOOD Share

The Camarillo Health Care District, in partnership with FOOD Share, hosts a free “Produce Day” on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., at District offices located at 3639 E. Las Posas Road, Suite 117, in Camarillo.  Participants can select, at no charge, from a variety of seasonal produce items. Produce is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring bags (the flyer above says bags will be provided; but this has changed). There are no eligibility requirements. 

The District usually posts what produce is being offered the morning of each Free Produce Day event on its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CamarilloHealthCareDistrict.

Health screenings and other services are also available in conjunction with this event, held every second Thursday of the month, at no charge. There are no eligibility requirements and produce is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call to register, (805) 388-1952, ext. 100.

The Camarillo Health Care District is a public agency formed in 1969 by the voters of the Pleasant Valley and surrounding areas to provide community health, wellness and safety services. Learn more at www.camhealth.com.

County of Ventura Food Facility Closures in March 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 March 2019. Keep in mind when reviewing this that there are many possible reasons for the closures, most of which are very temporary issues.

805Copa, 1575 Spinnaker Drive, Unit 101A, Ventura;
Cockroach infestation, inadequate refrigeration, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 03/27/19; Date reopened - 03/28/19

El Brillante Market, 1016 East Main Street, Santa Paula;
Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 03/27/19; Date reopened - 03/28/19

Sea Fresh Seafood II, 537 Ojai Avenue, Ojai;
Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 03/27/19; Date reopened - 03/29/19

The Natural Cafe, 968 S. Westlake Blvd., #12, Thousand Oaks;
Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 03/25/19; Date reopened - 03/27/19

El Dorado Mexican Restaurant, 601 S. Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard;
No hot water available for utensil washing/cleaning, or warm water for hand washing;
Date closed - 03/19/19; Date reopened - 03/21/19

Azu, 457 EAst Ojai Avenue, Ojai;
Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 03/19/19; Date reopened - 03/20/19

Ojai Ice Cream, 210 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai;
Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 03/18/19; Date reopened - 03/22/19

Limon y Sal, 598 East Main Street, Ventura (Independently Operated Area only);
Inadequate refrigeration, resulting in unsafe food temperatures;
Date closed - 03/15/19; Date reopened - 03/15/19

La Parrilla Yucatan Mexican Food, 100 North Ashwood Avenue, Ventura;
No hot water available for utensil washing/cleaning, or warm water for hand washing;
Date closed - 03/13/19; Date reopened - 03/14/19

Soule Park Golf Course, 1033 Ojai Avenue, Ojai;
No restrooms available for employees;
Date closed - 03/12/19; Date reopened - 03/12/19

Beto's Italian Deli, 1930 Erringer Road, Simi Valley;
No hot water available for utensil washing/cleaning, or warm water for hand washing;
Date closed - 3/8/19; Date reopened - 03/12/19

Burger King, 2500 South Ventura Road, Oxnard;
Inoperable plumbing, resulting in inability to wash utensils;
Date closed - 03/07/19; Date reopened - 03/07/19

Marisco El Campeon, 1175 Harvard Boulevard, Santa Paula;
No electricity available at the facility, exposed sewer lines inside the facility;
Date closed - 03/07/19; Date reopened - 03/08/19

Azu, 457 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai;
Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 03/04/19; No Date reopened - 03/05/19

Downtown Express, 512 South Oxnard Boulevard, Oxnard;
Unsanitary conditions inside the facility, unsafe handling of foods;
Date closed - 03/04/19; Date reopened - 03/07/19

Fosters Freeze, 4121 Telegraph Road, Ventura;
No hot water available at the facility for utensil washing and hand washing;
Date closed - 03/01/19; Date reopened - 03/01/19

West of Orleans To Go & Catering Now Open in Newbury Park

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Thanks to Steve Coppel for the heads up that Chef Marcus Webster is back at it again at the Kimber Plaza, 332 Kimber Drive (at Wendy), Suite C in Newbury Park with West of Orleans.

West of Orleans serves up New Orleans style po' boy sandwiches, gumbo, jambalaya and all the fixins like red beans and rice, corn bread, creole succotash and more.

Currently open for take out only Tuesday through Friday from 11am and 7:30pm as well as for catering.

There’s a website listed on their door and menu at westoforleans.com that is not functional as of the date of this post.. Partial menu at www.instagram.com/p/Bv7aZBRAQNZ/.

Chef Webster previously owned and operated N’Awlinz Bistro in this same location, until he closed it in December 2013 to focus on other business interests. He’s back!

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