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: 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/camarilloranchfoundation or www.camarilloranch.org.

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 9/19/18: Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6. 

2018 Summer Beach Buses in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark

The City of Agoura Hills 2018 Summer Beach Bus transports from three pick-up locations in Agoura Hills to Zuma Beach!  Locations are Lindero Canyon Middle School, Agoura High School and the southeast corner of Liberty Canyon and Agoura Road. The program 6/18 through 8/17 and runs 5 days a week. Bring a photo ID (Driver's License, School ID, or a home-made emergency contact card will suffice) and exact change of $2.00 each way! Visit www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us/government/departments/community-services-parks-recreation/beach-bus for specific pick-up times.

The City of Thousand Oaks is offering a 2018 Summer Beach Bus to Zuma Beach (Lot 5) every Monday through Friday from June 11 through August 17 (except July 4th) for $3 each way ($1.50 for seniors/disabled). Cash only, exact fare required. Multi-ride passes are available. Departure spots for both buses include the Borchard Community Center and Thousand Oaks Teen Center. Detailed schedules at www.toaks.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=18131. Departs 9am and 10am on Mon-Wed and 9am, 10am and 11am from Borchard Center Thu-Fri.

The 2018 City of Calabasas Beach Bus to Zuma Beach is only for residents of Calabasas and Hidden Hills from 6/18/18 to 8/17/18. Youth under age 18 must present ID from a Calabasas/Hidden Hills school and adults must show proof of residency. $2 each way. There are five pickup locations in Calabasas ranging from 10 am to 3:25 pm. Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/beachbus.html for specifics.

The City of Moorpark offers a 2018 beach bus to Zuma Tuesdays through Thursdays, 6/19/18 to 8/16/18. Visit moorparkca.gov/794/2018-Beach-Bus for details. $5 round-trip for adults/students and $2 for seniors/disabled. Five pickup points in Moorpark, starting at 8:50 am at Campus Canyon School to 9:30 am at Peach Hill Park. Two trips per day. Open to the general public.

2018 Conejo Valley Unified School District Free Summer Meals Available to Children

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The Conejo Valley Unified School District offers free summer meals to children, ages two through 18 while school is out of session.  No paperwork required. In 2018, the meals will be offered Monday through Thursday at the following locations/times:

  • Charles Street Terrace (Noon to 2:30pm) - 396 Charles St, Moorpark
  • Conejo Creek COA (Noon to 1:30pm) - 1707 Calle Diamonte, Newbury Park
  • Ellis Terrace (Noon to 3pm) - 1021 Temple Ave, Camarillo
  • Fiore Gardens (11:30am to 2:30pm) - 220 Hillcrest Dr, Thousand Oaks
  • Garden View (11:30am to 2:30pm) - 1972 Los Feliz Dr, Thousand Oaks
  • Hacienda de Feliz (12:30pm to 1:30pm) - 2084 Los Feliz Dr, Thousand Oaks
  • Hillcrest Villas (12:30pm to 1:30pm) - 2672 E. Hillcrest Dr, Thousand Oaks
  • Leggett Court (Noon to 3pm) - 1860 Los Feliz Drive, Apt #23, Thousand Oaks
  • Los Arboles (11:30am to 2:30pm) - 801 Calle Haya, Thousand Oaks
  • Shadow Hills (12:30pm to 1:30pm) - 227 E. Wilbur Rd, Thousand Oaks
  • Villa Garcia (12:30pm to 1:30pm) - 1419 E. Thousand Oaks Bd, Thousand Oaks

Call 805-497-9511 x255 or x256 for more information.

Dave & Buster's to be Discussed at City of Thousand Oaks Planning Commission Meeting on May 14th

Update 5/15: The main purpose of the hearing was to obtain Planning Commission approval for live entertainment e.g. DJ, karaoke, small bands, guitar, etc. for private parties held at the restaurant. Approval was not sought for selling tickets to live band at the venue.  The Planning Commission approved the request.

Other tidbits from the meeting:

  • The location will be approximately 40,000 sq ft with a capacity of 2,200 people.
  • Extended hours of operation will be from 9am to 2am daily (but they do not necessarily intend to operate these hours seven days a week).
  • It was mentioned that the target audience of Dave & Buster's is ages 21 to 39 and their families, looking for food, sports (on numerous TV screens) and 150 to 200 games for entertainment. It is not geared towards kids, though kids are welcome with their families. 

On a side note, Dave & Buster's is opening a location in Northridge at the Northridge Fashion Center in July.

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Originally posted 5/6: The Thousand Oaks Planning Commission is hosting a public hearing at 6:00 pm on Monday, May 14th to discuss Dave & Buster's of California, Inc.'s application to request the following: 

To allow restaurant use of the former Sports Authority at 145 West Hillcrest Drive, Suite 130, including live entertainment, onsite sale and consumption of alcohol, additional signage and extended hours of operation, as well as exterior modifications.

The public is welcome to attend. www.toaks.org

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Westlake Village Trolley to Run Fri/Sat Nights From May 25, 2018 through Labor Day Weekend

The Westlake Village Trolley is back in service. The free Trolley returns on Friday, May 25, 2018 and will operate on Friday and Saturday nights through Labor Day weekend. The Trolley begins its run at Westlake Village City Hall at 3:00 pm and concludes each night at 10:00 pm. With stops at all major retail centers, including the Shoppes at Westlake Village, hotels, and neighborhoods, the Village Trolley is a great way to get around town.

Free, live entertainment on board the Trolley from 6-8pm only enhances the experience!

Riding the Village Trolley is easy. Simply hop on at one of 15 stops and hop off whenever you want. The Trolley is outfitted with a GPS locator device allowing riders to use their smartphone to track the trolley’s progress. The Trolley is not just transportation; it is a mobile City event perfect for residents and visitors of all ages. Check the City website for the up-to-date entertainment schedule. The Village Trolley is the smart and safe way to get to your favorite restaurant, park, or City special event. The Trolley rolls to Berniece Bennett Park for the three concerts in the park and the movie night. For more information, including locations of all Trolley stops, visit www.wlv.org/villagetrolley.

Three Ventura County Schools Named 2018 California Distinguished Schools

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Three Ventura County elementary schools are being honored as 2018 California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education. Schools that applied were eligible based on their performance and progress on the state indicators as described on the California School Dashboard. Indicators include test scores, suspension rates and English learner progress.

The local schools being honored are:

  • Sycamore Canyon (Conejo Valley Unified School District)
  • Walnut Canyon Elementary (Moorpark Unified School District)
  • Oak Hills Elementary (Oak Park Unified School District)

Additionally, Oak Park Unified School District is one of just 22 in the state to be named an Exemplary District for making positive impacts on student outcomes. The district and the Distinguished Schools will be honored in May during a ceremony at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. The complete list of the honorees is available here.

About the Ventura County Office of Education

The Ventura County Office of Education provides a broad array of fiscal, training and technology support services to local school districts, helping to maintain and improve lifelong educational opportunities for children, educators and community members. VCOE also operates schools that serve students with severe disabilities and behavioral issues, provides career education courses, and coordinates countywide academic competitions including Mock Trial and the Ventura County Science Fair. Learn more at: www.vcoe.org.