Braxton's Kitchen Opened Last Month in Camarillo


Braxton's Kitchen opened June 8th in the former Breakfast Cafe at the Big Lots plaza off of Carmen Drive in Camarillo. Next to Spencer Mackenzie's. Open for breakfast and lunch daily. On the other side is Greek Cuisine (actual restaurant name) run by former owners of Breakfast Cafe (and as I am now vaguely recalling, the owners of Little Tommy's in Thousand Oaks awhile back)

Learn more at or call 805.384.7566. The menu looks great!

Kids Bowl Free This Summer at Various Ventura County Bowling Centers


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 up to 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 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 28 to August 28, 2019

Harley's Camarillo Bowl will offer Kids Bowl Free Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm for kids 18 and under, from June 3 to August 30, 2019.

Harley's Simi Bowl will offer Kids Bowl Free Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm for kids 18 and under, from June 3 to August 30, 2019.

Harley's Valley Bowl will offer Kids Bowl Free Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm for kids ages 18 and under, from June 3 to August 30, 2019.

Winnetka Bowl in Canoga Park will offer Kids Bowl Free May 1 to August 30, 2019, 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 1, 2019, 7 days a week to kids 16 and under from 9am (8:30 Sat/Sun) to 4pm.

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

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 or

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.

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


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


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

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

Johnny Was, Lorna Jane Active Living and Planet Blue Stores Open This Weekend at Camarillo Premium Outlets

Camarillo Premium Outlets® Adds New Women’s Fashion Offerings to Impressive Retailer Lineup

Property opens Johnny Was, Lorna Jane Active Living and Planet Blue this weekend

Camarillo Premium Outlets, already home to one of the largest selections of name brand offerings in Ventura County, today announces the addition of three new world-class retailers to the property. Johnny Was, opening March 29th, along with Lorna Jane Active Living, opening March 30th, and Planet Blue, opening April 1st, will all provide the same luxury products they are famous for at discounts of up to 25-65% off retail prices. These openings mark the first outlet locations for each retailer.

The Johnny Was store will feature the California-based brand’s signature “boho-chic” looks with a variety of flowing clothing and handcrafted accessories.

Planet Blue, also founded in California, boasts a similar beachy aesthetic with a curated collection of brands coveted by both celebrities and locals. The new outlet store will offer a wide range of women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories as well as various home and gift items.

Lorna Jane Active Living began expanding its US presence earlier this year, but its location at Camarillo Premium Outlets will be the brand’s first outlet store in the United States. The new store will feature women’s clothing made for active living, including leggings, tops, sports bras and more for all types of workouts in addition to travel and lifestyle.

Johnny Was and Planet Blue will both be located in the Main Court near Nautica; Lorna Jane Active Living will be located in the Fashion Court near kate spade new york. All three stores will be open Mondays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Sundays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

About Camarillo Premium Outlets

Camarillo Premium Outlets offers more than 160 outlet stores, including impressive savings at adidas, kate spade new york, The North Face, Coach and Coach Men, Vans Outlet, Tory Burch, Theory, Ted Baker London, J. Crew, The Gap, lululemon athletica, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nike, Pink’s Hot Dogs, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tommy Hilfiger and more. Camarillo Premium Outlets is located just 45 minutes north of Los Angeles and 40 minutes south of Santa Barbara. For more information, visit

About Johnny Was

Johnny Was is a collection of clothing and accessories designed in California and inspired by artisan craftsmanship from all corners of the world. Exquisite embroideries, luxury fabrics and effortless silhouettes that defy trends with a timeless sensibility. From one-of-a-kind kimono jackets and signature scarves to refined leather accessories, the woman who wears Johnny Was is a free spirit in the truest sense. Our Brand embodies optimism through beauty, authenticity, comfort and artistic expression. Enjoy the journey.

About Planet Blue

Nearly twenty-five years after opening their first store in Malibu, Planet Blue is still celebrated as the original purveyor of the beachy boho aesthetic and remains an enclave for celebrities and in-the-know locals. Today Planet Blue is a premiere omni-channel specialty retailer with fourteen brick-and-mortar stores across the United States as well shipping to more than 100 countries worldwide. The curated collection of coveted brands takes women from the beach to the street, and anywhere their next adventure may be.

About Simon

Simon is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales. For more information, visit

City of Camarillo Anticipates Cracker Barrel to Open by Thanksgiving 2019

Today the City of Camarillo posted a long-awaited update about Cracker Barrel to its Facebook page. Cracker Barrel is anticipated to begin construction in March and open by November 2019. It will be located within the Camarillo Promenade section of the Camarillo Premium Outlets.

The last update last August was a planned ground breaking in the Fall of 2018 with March/April 2019 opening date. The city noted that Cracker Barrel, based in Tennessee, decided to expand for the first time in California and has four locations (including Camarillo) in the works. But they experienced delays as they had not been prepared for accessibility and Title 24 (energy efficiency and green design) requirements in this state.

The popular eatery opted to commit to completing stores in Victorville, Sacramento and Santa Maria) before moving forward with Camarillo. Sacramento and Victorville are now open; Santa Maria is near completion. That means Camarillo will soon be on the way.

Courtesy of City of Camarillo Department of Community Development

Courtesy of City of Camarillo Department of Community Development