2019 Summer Beach Buses in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark

The City of Agoura Hills 2019 Summer Beach Bus transports from three pick-up locations in Agoura Hills to Zuma Beach Station #5!  Locations are Lindero Canyon Middle School, Agoura High School and the southeast corner of Liberty Canyon and Agoura Road. The program runs Monday through Friday from 6/17 to 8/16. 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 for specific pick-up times.

The City of Thousand Oaks is offering a 2019 Summer Beach Bus to Zuma Beach (Lot 5) every Monday through Friday from June 10 through August 9 (except July 4th and 5th) 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 Parking Lot and Thousand Oaks Teen Center Bus Stop. Detailed schedules at www.totransit.org. Departs 9am and 10am on Mon-Wed and 9am, 10am and 11am from Borchard Center Thu-Fri.

The 2019 City of Calabasas Beach Bus to Zuma Beach is only for residents of Calabasas and Hidden Hills from TBA. 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 2019 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. No smoking, eating or drinking allowed on buses…but hey, you can text and talk all ya want!

Moorpark College Offers PACE - A Degree Program for Busy Adults

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Moorpark College recently started offering degree programs for busy adults that includes a mix of fully online and Saturday classes.

PACE enables students to complete an Associate degree in Business Administration or Early Childhood Education in about two years.

PACE students take two courses every eight weeks. Most courses are offered either 100 percent online or in a hybrid format (part of the course is online but will also include some face-to-face meetings on Saturday mornings).

Once you complete your Associate degree, you have the option to pursue your Bachelor’s degree at one of our transfer partner Universities that also have programs built for busy adults, including CSU Channel Islands, Cal Lutheran University and more.

Learn more at www.moorparkcollege.edu/departments/student-services/pace.

City of Moorpark Prohibits Residential Short-Term Rentals

Residential Short-Term Rentals (STRs) are defined as residences that are rented out for periods of 30 days or less, frequently through online rental marketplaces such as AirBnB, Homeaway and VRBO.

In October 2018, the Moorpark City Council voted to ban STRs because of concerns of disrupting neighborhoods.

Rentals are still allowed in the city for over 30 days at a time, such as renting a room to a student or doing a vacation house swap.

STRs are also banned in Calabasas and Ojai as well as unincorporated areas in the Ojai Valley.

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market to Open Moorpark Location on Thursday, September 13th

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, the nation’s fastest-growing, extreme-value grocery retailer, is opening a new store in Moorpark, creating 30 new jobs in the community.

Location is 425 Los Angeles Avenuegroceryoutlet.com/moorpark-coming-soon

Following the unique grand opening ceremony at 8:55 a.m. on Thursday, September 13, a donation will be presented on behalf of Grocery Outlet to Moorpark Boys and Girls Club at 11 a.m. In true Grocery Outlet fashion, 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 Bargain Bucks in “mystery” amounts ranging from $5 to $200. All shoppers will receive a free reusable bag, while supplies last. Lastly, starting Thursday, September 13 through October 11, 2018, customers may enter for a chance to win a Grand Prize of Free Groceries for 1 Year!

“Unlock Savings” Grand Opening Celebration-- Thursday, September 13, 8:55 a.m.

First 200 customers will receive Grocery Outlet Bargain Bucks gift cards ranging from $5 to $200 (must be 18 years of age or older). All shoppers will receive a free reusable bag, while supplies last.

Moorpark Boys and Girls Club Donation Presentation -- Thursday, September 13, 11 a.m.

Donation amount is determined by the amount of savings that customers generate during the store’s first hour of operation.

Community Celebration -- Saturday, September 15, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

The community event will include family-friendly activities and prizes such as the chance to spin and win on the Wheel of Bargains. Catered by Famous Taco, complimentary lunch will be provided with $10 minimum purchase from Moorpark Grocery Outlet, while supplies last. Vendors will be offering free food and beverage samples, and kettle corn will also be available for purchase. Representatives from the Boys and Girls Club of Moorpark will be bagging groceries and accepting tips to raise money for their organization.

Enter for a chance to win FREE Groceries for 1 year!

Between September 13 – October 11, 2018, customers may enter for a chance to win a Grand Prize of Free Groceries for 1 Year! ($100 per month for one year, a $1,200 value). The Grand Prize drawing will take place at the end of the day on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Moorpark Grocery Outlet. (Must be 18 years of age or older. One entry per person, per day. No purchase necessary. Winner need not be present to win but must claim the prize within three days of notification or another winner will be chosen. No cash value and no substitutions.)

Pickleball Courts Coming to Tierra Rejada Park in Moorpark This Summer

The Moorpark City Council recently approved the installation of three pickleball courts at Tierra Rejada Park, 11900 Mountain Trail St, Moorpark. The courts will replace on tennis court at the park and will be installed sometime in the summer of 2017.

When completed, the Moorpark pickleball courts will join courts in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Port Hueneme and Oak Park.

More on local area pickleball options and information about the game (truth be told; it is not played with an actual pickle), visit THIS LINK.

Ventura County Office of Education Opens New Career Education Center in Moorpark

The former site of Community High School in Moorpark, 5700 Condor Drive, is reborn as a second campus of the Ventura County Office of Education’s (VCOE) Career Education Center.

The new facility is the result of a partnership between VCOE and the Moorpark Unified School District. VCOE will lease the facility from the district for one dollar per year for the next five years, allowing the district to host additional programs and services for local students.

Fall programming will include classes in cybersecurity, game design, engineering and medical science. 

More information about the VCOE Career Education Center is available at www.vcoe.org/cec

Kneady Bakery Open to the Public Fridays through Sundays in Moorpark

Kneady Bakery is now open to the public Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. inside the Community Marketplace located at 709 Science Drive in Moorpark.   Grand opening weekend is April 3 - 5, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, April 3 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kneady booth #436. The Ceremony will include VIP Guests and fresh-baked goodies for visitors.

The Kneady bakers are confectionary nerds, rebelling against your ordinary, everyday bakery. They do not make cakes or cupcakes, but instead specialize in gourmet dessert and brunch bars, custom gift baskets, and unique treats.  Founders, artist Ashley Guerrero and globe-trotter Kati Angelini, personally oversee the baking of each product. Kneady participates in official parties and style lounges for the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, Sundance Festival, Coachella, and Grammys, with treats such as chocolate chunk Wookies, Robert Brownie Juniors (made in an Iron Pan), and their most famous Ed MacaRooneys.

If you can’t visit their storefront, items can be ordered by the dozen through the online bakery and delivered throughout Los Angeles, Ventura County and the coastal cities.  Kneady Bakery also does On-Set Catering, Private Celebrity Events, and Fundraisers. 

Donating their time for a good cause is part of their culture, and they have donated their baked treats to several different charities and fundraisers including Toys for Tots, Cancer Awareness, and the Entertainment Aids Alliance.  Their gift baskets are often found on the desks of Hollywood’s hardest working executives and creatives. They provide personal catering for VIP parties, and special events and occasions, with past events including book signings, music releases and theatre openings.  Kneady Bakery uses mostly organic ingredients, and recycled and green packaging materials.  Gluten free and vegan items are offered alongside anything you might be craving. If they haven’t invented it yet, it might be time.

To find out more about the 2 Baked Girls, visit www.kneadybakery.com.