California Minimum Wage Laws as of July 2019

Barring additional changes in California minimum wage laws prior to 2023, here is the schedule for California Minimum Wages through that year from the State of California Department of Industrial Relations:

The federal minimum wage for 2019 is $7.25, a rate that has stood frozen in time since it became effective on July 24, 2009. Politics aside, if a federal minimum wage is going to exist and serve any purpose, why would it not change for 10 years. For it to have any meaning, perhaps apply an inflation factor to the rate. Cumulative price changes from 2009 to 2019 was about 19%, which would render a federal minimum wage rate of $8.63 in 2019. Otherwise, perhaps eliminate the federal minimum wage rate and leave it to the states.

I digress. In addition to the state and federal minimum wage rates, many cities and counties have their own minimum wage ordinances. Here are some close to here in Ventura County:

City of Los Angeles

Note that as of July 2019, employees at companies with 26 or more City of Los Angeles based employees will receive a minimum of $14.25 per hour, $2.25 more than the rest of the state, including Ventura County. But if your LA based company only employs 25 employees or less, the minimum is $13.25.

Employees in unincorporated sections of Los Angeles County also receive the above noted rates.

Now if you’re really looking for a high minimum wage, move to San Francisco, where the current minimum wage is $15.59 per hour as of July 1st.

For local area jobs in Ventura County and nearby areas that pay more than the minimum wage rate, visit THIS LINK.

Links to Over 300 Employer Job Websites in Ventura County and Adjacent Areas

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Looking for local jobs in and around Ventura County!? Here are over 300 links to job listings at employers throughout Ventura County (Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Camarillo, Oxnard, Somis, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Ojai, Ventura, Port Hueneme) and adjacent cities like Calabasas, Agoura, Malibu, Woodland Hills, Chatsworth, West Hills, Carpinteria and Santa Barbara as well as the San Fernando Valley.

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Corporate, School, Healthcare Career Websites

AERA Energy: www.aeraenergy.com/current-vacancies.asp (No Ventura jobs 7/8/19)

Aerojet Rocketdyne: www.rocket.com/job-search (65 Canoga Park jobs 7/8/19)

Aerovironment: www.avinc.com/careers/jobs/category/simi_valley/ (51 Simi Valley, Moorpark jobs 7/8/19)

AGIA: www.agia.com/en/careers (No Carpinteria jobs 7/8/19)

Agilent: careers.agilent.com (23 Carpinteria jobs 7/8/19)

Aitech Defense Systems: www.rugged.com/employment-opportunities (8 Chatsworth jobs 7/8/19)

AMCAL Housing amcalhousing.com/careers (7 Agoura Hills jobs 7/8/19)

American Homes 4 Rent: americanhomes4rent.silkroad.com (7 Agoura jobs 7/8/19)

American Water: www.amwater.com/working-with-us/careers (No Ventura County jobs 7/8/19)

AmeriHome Mortgage: www.amerihome.com/careers (16 Westlake Village jobs 7/8/19)

Amgen: careers.amgen.com (328 Thousand Oaks jobs 7/8/19)

Anthem: careers.antheminc.com (26 Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills jobs 7/8/19)

Applied Merchant: www.appliedmerchant.com/index.php/contactus/careers (Contact them)

Arete Associates: arete.com/search-jobs (6 Northridge jobs 7/8/19)

A.R.M. Solutions: www.armsolutions.com/about/careers (1 Camarillo job 7/8/19)

Arnold Magnetics: www.amcpower.com/co_positions.html (2 Camarillo jobs 7/8/19)

Assisted Healthcare assisted1.com/join-our-team/careers/ (Various local home health jobs)

Atara Bio: www.atarabio.com/careers (16 Thousand Oaks jobs 7/8/19)

AT&T: www.att.jobs (Search here)

Aveox: www.aveox.com/careers-1 (3 Simi Valley jobs 7/8/19)

Bank of America: careers.bankofamerica.com/us (Over 150 Ventura County and other local area jobs 1/1/19)

Battery-Biz: www.battery-biz.com/pages/careers (1 Camarillo job 6/13/19)

Bauer Hockey: www.bauer.com/careers (3 Thousand Oaks jobs 6/13/19)

Binder USA: www.binder-usa.com/about/jobs (Apply for Camarillo jobs at www.binder-usa.com/careers )

Blackline Systems: www.blackline.com/careers/positions (47 Woodland Hills jobs 6/13/19)

Blue Shield of California: www.blueshieldca.com/bsc/aboutbsc/careers/index.jhtml (45 Woodland Hills jobs 6/13/19)

BMW Group Designworks USA: bmwgroup.jobs/en_us/home (8 Oxnard, Newbury Park jobs 6/13/19)

BrightView (formerly ValleyCrest): jobs.brightview.com (Various local jobs)

Brookdale Senior Living: www.brookdalecareers.com (23 Camarillo, Chatsworth jobs 6/13/19)

Bruker Corp: www.bruker.com/about-us/career.html (3 Santa Barbara jobs 6/13/19)

C3 Intelligence, Inc: c3intelligence.com/jobs.php (2 Westlake Village jobs 6/13/19)

Cabrillo Economic Development Corpwww.cabrilloedc.org/careers (5 Ventura jobs 6/13/19)

Lennar: www.lennar.com/about/careers/available-jobs  (14 Thousand Oaks jobs 5/10/19)

Calavo Growerswww.calavo.com/store/careers.php (1 Santa Paula job 5/10/19)

Caldera Medicalcalderamedical.jobscore.com/list (4 Agoura jobs 5/10/19)

Cal Lutheran Universitywww.callutheran.edu/hr/ (45 staff/faculty jobs 5/10/19)

California State University Channel Islands - Facultywww.csucifacultyjobs.com (81 jobs 5/10/19)

California State University Channel Islands - Staffwww.csucijobs.com (26 jobs 5/10/19)

CallSourcewww.callsource.com/careers (3 Westlake Village jobs 5/10/19)

Camarillo Health Care Districtwww.camhealth.com/employment-opportunities (3 jobs 5/10/19)

Capstone Turbinewww.capstoneturbine.com/careers (6 Van Nuys jobs 5/10/19)

Casa Pacificawww.casapacifica.org/careers (22 Camarillo/Santa Barbara jobs 5/10/19)

CBC Federal Credit Unionwww.cbcfcu.org/home/about/about_us/careers (4 local jobs 5/10/19)

CBOL Corpwww.cbol.com/jobopenings.html (several Chatsworth jobs 5/10/19)

CBS: cbscorporation.jobs/burbank/california/usa/jobs (17 Burbank non-intern jobs 5/10/19)

Centene Corp (HealthNet): jobs.centene.com (90 Woodland Hills jobs (5/10/19)

Chatsworth Products, Inc. www.chatsworth.com/en-us/about-cpi/careers  (3 local jobs 5/10/19)

The Cheesecake Factory: jobs.thecheesecakefactory.com (53 Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Oxnard jobs 5/10/19)

Child and Family Guidance Center www.childguidance.org/portfolio/open-positions (18 SF Valley jobs 5/23/19)

Child Care Resource Center: www.ccrcca.org/about/work-at-ccrc (32 Chatsworth, Canoga Park jobs 5/10/19)

Child Development Resources: www.cdrv.org/careers  (13 Ventura County jobs 4/23/19)

City of Agoura Hills: www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us/i-want-to/apply-for/job-openings (5 jobs 4/23/19)

City of Calabasas: www.cityofcalabasas.com/jobs.html ( 3 part-time jobs 4/23/19)

City of Camarillo: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/camarillo  (No jobs 4/23/19)

City of Carpinteria: carpinteria.applicantpro.com/jobs (6 jobs 4/23/19)

City of Fillmore: www.fillmoreca.com/departments/administration/human-resources/job-posts-list (1 job 4/23/19)

City of Malibu: www.malibucity.org/index.aspx?NID=667 (6 jobs 4/23/19)

City of Moorpark: www.moorparkca.gov/419/Job-Opportunities (3 jobs 4/23/19)

City of Ojai: ojaicity.org/jobs (1 job 4/23/19)

City of Oxnard: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofoxnard (13 jobs 4/23/19)

City of Port Hueneme: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/porthueneme (3 jobs 4/23/19)

City of Santa Barbara: agency.governmentjobs.com/santabarbara/default.cfm (13 jobs 3/27/19)

City of Santa Paulaagency.governmentjobs.com/santapaulaca/default.cfm (2 jobs 3/27/19)

City of Simi Valleywww.simivalley.org/departments/city-manager-s-office/human-resources/employment (10 jobs 3/27/19)

City of Thousand Oakswww.toaks.org/departments/human-resources/employment/jobs (6 jobs 3/27/19)

City of Venturawww.jobaps.com/ven/sup/images/default.asp (14 jobs 3/27/19)

Clinicas del Camino Real: careers.clinicas.org (18 Ventura County jobs 3/27/19)

Cobalt Constructioncobaltcc.com/contact-us/employmentopp (no Simi Valley jobs 3/27/19)

Communications & Power Industrieswww.cpii.com/opportunities.cfm/0 (3 Camarillo jobs 3/27/19)

Community Memorial Health System: www.cmhshealth.org/job_opps/job_search.shtml (Over 80 jobs 3/27/19)

Conejo Recreation & Park District: crpd.org/about_us/human_resources/job_opportunities.asp (seasonal jobs )

Conejo Valley Unified School Districtwww.conejousd.org/Departments/Human-Resources/Employment-Opportunities (24 full/part-time jobs 3/27/19)

Conrad Hilton Foundationwww.hiltonfoundation.org/about/careers (11 Agoura jobs 3/27/19)

Conversantwww.conversantmedia.com/careers (7 Westlake Village jobs 3/27/19)

Conversions Technologywww.conversionstechnology.com/Careers-at-Conversions-Technology-s/88.htm (apply for Oxnard jobs)

Cool Pakwww.cool-pak.com/job.asp (check for Oxnard jobs)

CoolPlanet Energy Systemswww.coolplanet.com/about/careers (No Camarillo jobs 2/1/19)

County of Santa Barbaraagency.governmentjobs.com/sbcounty (37 jobs 1/1/19)

County of Ventura: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ventura (34 jobs 12/31/18)

Coverhound: jobs.lever.co/coverhound (4 Westlake Village jobs 2/1/19)

Creative Digital Systems Integration www.cdsi-simi.com/careers (no Simi Valley jobs 2/1/19)

Cumulus Media: cumulus.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-openings.php (2 Ventura jobs 2/1/19)

Cure Pharmaceutical: curepharmaceutical.com/about#careers (no Oxnard jobs 1/1/19)

Custom Control Sensors: www.ccsdualsnap.com/careers (1 Chatsworth job 2/1/19)

CVS Caremark: jobs.cvscaremark.com (Search for local jobs)

Cydcor: www.cydcor.com/careers.php (9 Westlake Village jobs 2/1/19)

Cynvenio Biosystems: www.cynvenio.com/careers (3 Westlake Village jobs 2/1/19)

Dairy Farmers of America: www.dfamilk.com/careers (2 Ventura jobs 2/1/19)

Dako (Division of Agilent): careers.agilent.com (Search for Carpinteria, WLV jobs)

Danaher (Implant Direct): www.danahercareers.com (10 Thousand Oaks jobs 2/1/19)

DataDirect Networks: www.ddn.com/company/careers (7 Chatsworth jobs 2/1/19)

Datavo: datavo.com/careers (contact them for Agoura Hills jobs)

Deckers Outdoor: www.deckers.com/careers (43 Goleta jobs 1/1/19)

Delta Tau Data Systems: www.deltatau.com/DT_IndexPage/index.aspx (2 Chatsworth jobs 1/1/19)

DEX: www.dex.com/careers.jsp (9 Camarillo jobs 2/1/19)

Dignity Health (St. John's Regional Medical Center and St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital): www.dignityhealthcareers.org/careers/Search-Jobs/index.php (119 Oxnard/Camarillo jobs 1/1/19)

Dole Food Company: www.dole.com/en/AboutDole/Careers (1 Westlake Village job 2/1/19)

Dow-Key Microwave: www.dowkey.com/join (No Ventura jobs 2/1/19)

DP Technology: www.espritcam.com/company/careers (3 Camarillo jobs 2/1/19)

Driscoll's: www.driscolls.com/about/careers (1 Oxnard job 2/1/19)

Drum Workshop: www.dwdrums.com/info/dwjobs.asp (2 Oxnard jobs 2/1/19)

Xperi: www.xperi.com/careers (5 Calabasas jobs 2/1/19)

Dun & Bradstreet: dnb.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers (10 Malibu jobs 2/1/19)

Dynamic Automation: dynamicautomation.com/work-herecareers (apply for Simi Valley jobs)

Dytran: www.dytran.com/Career-Opportunities (13 Chatsworth jobs 12/30/18)

Easton: www.easton.com (6 Thousand Oaks jobs 12/11/18)

Eaton: find.eaton.jobs/california/usa/jobs (6 Camarillo jobs 12/30/18)

Edwards Label: www.edwardslabel.com/#!career/c10o5 (Contact HR for Ventura jobs)

Engilitywww.engility.com/careers (search for local jobs)

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace: www.eba-d.com/careers/career-opportunities (7 Moorpark jobs 12/30/18)

Entech Instruments: www.entechinst.com/about/careers (No Simi Valley jobs 12/30/18)

ESI Motion: www.esimotion.com/aboutus/careers (1 Simi Valley job 12/30/18)

Farmers Group: www.farmers.com/FarmComm/careers.html (Over 80 local area jobs 12/30/18)

FedEx: www.fedex.com/us/ (Check for Woodland Hills, Ventura jobs)

First 5 Ventura County: www.first5ventura.org/about-us/employment (1 job 12/3018)

505 Games: www.505games.com/careers (4 Calabasas jobs 12/30/18)

FLIR Systems: www.flirjobs.com (26 Goleta jobs 1/1/19)

Four Seasons Hotel: http://jobs.fourseasons.com (Search for Westlake Village jobs)

Freudenberg Medical: www.freudenbergmedical.com/careers (8 Carpinteria jobs 12/29/18)

Giant Bicycles: www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/page/587/ (6 Newbury Park jobs 12/29/18)

GlobalWide Media: globalwidemedia.com/about/careers (1 Westlake Village job 12/29/18)

Gold Coast Health Plan: goldcoasthealthplan.org/about-us/careers.aspx (9 Camarillo jobs 12/29/18)

Golden Hippo Media: goldenhippomedia.com/careers.php (12 SF Valley jobs 12/29/18)

Golden State Medical Supply: www.gsms.us/job-search.html (1 Camarillo job 12/29/18)

Grossman Imaging Centers: www.grossmanimaging.com/careers (2 local jobs 12/29/18)

Gsolutionz: www.gsolutionz.com/careers (2 Ventura jobs 12/29/18)

Guitar Center: www.guitarcenter.com/pages/careers (22 Westlake Village jobs 12/29/18)

Haas Automation: www.haasjobs.com (30 Oxnard jobs 12/29/18)

Harbor Freightwww.harborfreightjobs.com (25 Calabasas, Camarillo jobs 12/29/18)

Harmanjobs.harman.com/content/location (21 Northridge jobs 12/29/18)

Harris Corpharrisrccorp.peoplefluent.com/res_joblist.html (4 Chatsworth jobs 12/29/18)

Hawker Pacific Aerospace: www.hawker.com/jobs (22 Sun Valley jobs 12/29/18)

HEI Hotels & Resorts: www.heihotels.com/join-us (13 Woodland Hills, Santa Barbara jobs 11/14/18)

HEICO Corpwww.heico.com/careers (7 Chatsworth jobs 12/29/18)

Home Insteadwww.homeinstead.com/156/home-care-jobs (various local jobs)

HRL Laboratorieshrl.com/careers/cars_jobs.html (55 Malibu jobs 12/31/18)

Hygiena www.hygiena.com/careers.html (19 Camarillo jobs 1/18/19)

Impact Sciencesimpactsciences.com/join-us/positions-available (3 Camarillo jobs 12/29/17)

Industrial Tools Incwww.iti-abrasives.com/careers.aspx (No Oxnard jobs 12/11/18)

Inogen: inogen.iapplicants.com/searchjobs.php (17 Santa Barbara jobs 12/11/18)

Inphi: www.inphi.com/careers/current-openings.php (10 Westlake Village jobs 12/11/18)

Integrity Bio: integritybio.com/About-Us/Careers (8 Camarillo/NP jobs 12/11/18)

Interface Family Services: /icfs.org/employment.html (13 part/full-time Camarillo jobs 12/11/18)

Interlink Electronics: www.interlinkelectronics.com (Contact them)

Intuit: careers.intuit.com (5 Woodland Hills jobs 12/11/18)

Invoca: www.invoca.com/company/careers (14 Santa Barbara jobs 12/11/18)

ITT: www.itt.com/careers (23 Valencia jobs 1/1/19)

Ixia: www.ixiacom.com/company/careers (3 Calabasas jobs 12/31/18)

JD Power: www.jdpower.com/Business/Careers/Jobs (3 Westlake Village jobs 12/11/18)

JH Biotech: jhbiotech.com/careers (2 Ventura jobs 12/11/18)

Jafrawww.jafra.com/about-jafra/careers (No Westlake Village jobs 12/11/18)

Jakks Pacific www.jakks.com/corporate/careers.php (apply here for Malibu jobs)

Jensen Design jdscivil.com/join-team/#apex-page-567 (1 Ventura job 12/11/18)

JIMS: www.jimsusa.com./employment.php (Contact them for Camarillo jobs)

Johanson Technology: www.johansontechnology.com/employment  (5 Camarillo jobs 12/1/18)

Jordano's: jordanos.com/careers.html (3 Santa Barbara jobs 12/1/18)

Kaiser Permanente: kaiserpermanentejobs.org (search for local jobs)

KBR Wyle Labs: kbr.com/careers (search for local jobs)

Kellstrom Defense: kellstromdefense.com/job-openings (1 Camarillo job 12/1/18)

Kinamed Inc. www.kinamed.com/employment.html (Contact them in Camarillo)

Kretek International www.kretek.com/careers (3 Moorpark jobs 12/1/18)

L-3 Communications: www.l-3com.com/careers (search for local area jobs)

Lamps Plus: www.lampsplus.com/careers (11 Chatsworth jobs 12/1/18)

Laritech: www.laritech.com/careers (1 Moorpark job 12/1/18)

Las Virgenes Unified School District www.edjoin.org/Home/Jobs?countyID=19&districtID=382 (23 jobs 1/1/19)

Limoneira: limoneira.com/corporate (contact them)

Line 6: line6.jobs.net/search (3 Calabasas jobs 12/1/18)

Livingston Memorial: www.livingstonvna.org/careers.html (9 local jobs 1/1/19)

Logitech (formerly Blue Microphones): jobs.jobvite.com/logitech/jobs/brand?s=Blue%20Microphones  (2 Westlake Village jobs 6/13/19)

Logix www.logixbanking.com/about-us/careers?hdr (various local jobs)

Los Angeles Rams: syckfeed.com/temp/rams_careers_v3/careers.html#center (4 Thousand Oaks jobs 12/1/18)

Los Robles Medical Center losrobleshospital.com/careers (96 Thousand Oaks jobs 12/31/18)

Luna: lunainc.com/about-luna/careers/jobs/ (3 Camarillo jobs 10/9/17)

MannKind Corporation: www.mannkindcorp.com/careers/overview (2 Westlake Village jobs 12/30/18)

Many Mansions: www.manymansions.org/employment (4 Thousand Oaks jobs 12/1/18)

Meathead Movers: www.meatheadmovers.com/our-team/try-outs.aspx (Apply for Ventura County jobs)

Medtronic: www.medtronic.com/careers/index.htm (over 100 Northridge jobs 12/1/18)

Meissner Filtration Products www.meissner.com/career-opportunities (6 Camarillo jobs 12/1/18)

Merchant Centric: www.merchantcentric.com/about/careers/ (1 WLV jobs 12/1/18)

MGA Entertainment: www.mgae.com/en-us/section/careers (28 SF Valley jobs 1/1/19)

Mission Produce: www.worldsfinestavocados.com/contact-us (apply for Oxnard jobs)

MNS Engineers: www.mnsengineers.com/firm/careers.php (8 Westlake Village, Santa Barbara jobs 12/1/18)

mobileStorm: www.mobilestorm.com/company/careers (2 Van Nuys jobs 12/1/18)

Moorpark Unified School District: www.mrpk.org/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1499247564080 (20 jobs 12/1/18)

Motion Picture & Television Fund: www.mptf.com/employment (20+ Woodland Hills jobs 12/1/18)

Move.com: careers.move.com/jobs (6 Westlake Village jobs 12/1/18)

MUFG: careers.mufg-americas.com (3 local jobs 12/1/18)

MyDevices.com: careers.mydevices.com (No Calabasas jobs 12/1/18)

National Coatings: www.nationalcoatings.com/careers (1 Camarillo job 12/1/18)

NEOTech: natelems.com/about/job-postings (4 Chatsworth jobs 12/1/18)

National Notary Association: www.nationalnotary.org/about-the-nna/career-opportunities (No Chatsworth jobs 12/1/18)

National Veterinarian Associates: www.nvaonline.com/careers (5+ Agoura/local jobs 12/1/18)

Northrop Grumman: www.careers.northropgrumman.com/job_search.html (search for Ventura/San Fernando Valley/Carpinteria jobs)

Nova Development: novadevelopment.com/company/careers/jobs.html (3 Calabasas jobs 12/1/18)

NTS: www.nts.com/about/careers/search_opportunities (15 Santa Clarita jobs 1/1/19)

Nuance jobs.nuance.com (8 Agoura jobs 11/14/18)

NuSil Technology: nusil.com/en/corporate/careers (43 Carpinteria jobs 1/1/19)

Ojai Valley Inn: www.ojairesort.com/careers-ojai-valley-inn-spa (18 full/part-time jobs 11/14/18)

Ojai Valley Sanitary District: www.ojaisan.org/contact-us/employment_opportunities/index.html (1 job 11/14/18)

Omni Update: omniupdate.com/company/careers/job_list.html  (4 Camarillo jobs 11/14/18)

Ontic: www.ontic.com/ontic-careers (19 Chatsworth jobs 1/1/19)

Ontraport: ontraport.com/careers (Various Santa Barbara jobs)

Opto Test: www.optotest.com/about-optotest-fiber-optic-test-equipment/working-for-optotest-fiber-optic-test-equipment (1 Camarillo job 11/14/18)

Oxnard School District www.edjoin.org/Home/Jobs?keywords=oxnard%20elementary%20school%20district&searchType=all (3 certificated jobs 1/1/19)

Oxnard Union H.S. District www.edjoin.org/Home/Jobs?stateID=24&countyID=57&districtID=1067 (65 jobs 1/1/19)

PacificComp: www.pacificcomp.com/company/careers (2 Thousand Oaks jobs 11/3/18)

Pacific Coast Civil: pacificcoastcivil.com/careers (2 Agoura jobs 11/3/18)

Pacific View Mall: shoppacificview.com/Jobs (7 Ventura jobs 11/3/18)

Pacific Western Bank: www.pacificwesternbank.com/careers (2 Thousand Oaks jobs 11/3/18)

Panavision: panavision.com/tags/careers (7 Woodland Hills jobs 11/3/18)

Parker: www.parker.com/careers (11 Camarillo/Oxnard jobs 1/1/19)

Patagonia: www.patagonia.com/careers (over 30 Ventura jobs 1/1/19)

Paychex www.paychex.com/careers/ (4 Woodland Hills, Ventura jobs 11/3/18)

Paysafe (formerly iPayment): careers.paysafe.com/careers (1 Westlake Village job 12/11/18)

PBS Biotech: pbsbiotech.com/about-us/career-center (No Camarillo jobs 11/3/18)

PennyMac: www.pennymacusa.com/careers (60 Moorpark, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills jobs 12/31/18)

Pepperdine University: jobs.pepperdine.edu/cw/en/listing/ (50 staff jobs 1/1/19)

Pepsi Beverage Co: careers.pepsico.com/en (4 Ventura, SF Valley jobs 10/16/18)

Phillips Graduate University: www.pgu.edu/employment-opportunities.html (3 Chatsworth jobs 10/16/18)

Pleasant Holidays:  www.pleasantholidays.com/Careers (1 Westlake Village job 10/16/18)

Pleasant Valley School District: www.pvsd.k12.ca.us/domain/1026 (20+ mostly part-time jobs 1/1/19)

PNC: content.pncmc.com/live/pnc/careers/main/index.html (2 Calabasas jobs 11/14/18)

Power Machinery www.powermachinery.com/careers/current-openings.htm (1 Oxnard job 11/14/18)

Premier America Credit Union: www.premieramerica.com/about-us/careers (14 local jobs 11/14/18)

Procore: www.procore.com/jobs/openings.php (56 Carpinteria jobs 1/1/19)

Procter & Gamble: www.pg.com/en_US/careers/career_main.shtml (Search for Woodland Hills, Oxnard jobs)

PTI Technologies: www.ptitechnologies.com/content/company/careers (8 Oxnard jobs 10/16/18)

Puretec Water: puretecwater.com/about-puretec/careers (1 Oxnard job 9/8/18)

Quality Innovative Solutions, Inc.: www.qi-solutions.com/index.php?p=11 (Various jobs)

Qualstar: www.qualstar.com (Contact them)

Quantum Mechanix: qmxonline.com/pages/careers (5 Chatsworth jobs 10/16/18)

QAD: www.qad.com/about/careers/job-search (5 Santa Barbara jobs 10/16/18)

Quest Diagnostics: www.questdiagnostics.com/home/about/careers/job-search.html (Search for West Hills jobs)

Quinn Company: www.quinncompany.com/employment/employment_search.php (5 Oxnard jobs 10/16/18)

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District: www.rsrpd.org/employment/employment_opportunities/index.php (4 part-time Simi Valley jobs 10/16/18)

Rapattoni Corp: www.rapattoni.com/contact/careers (Contact them for Simi Valley jobs)

Raytheon: jobs.raytheon.com (134 Goleta, Point Mugu jobs 1/1/19)

ReachLocal: careers.reachlocal.com/jobsearch (5 Woodland Hills jobs 10/16/18)

Reagan Foundation: www.reaganfoundation.org/about-us/contact-us (10 part and full-time Simi Valley jobs 1/1/19)

Regal Medical Group: www.regalmed.com/index.cfm/careers (Over 90 San Fernando Valley and Ventura County jobs 1/1/19)

Regency Lighting: www.regencylighting.com/about-regency-lighting/careers (1 Chatsworth job 10/16/18)

Reiter Affiliated Companies: www.berry.net/careers/job-listings (4 Oxnard jobs 10/16/18)

Respawn Entertainment: www.ea.com/careers/careers-overview/worldwide-studios/respawn (24 Chatsworth jobs 1/1/19)

REX Real Estate: rexchange.com/careers (20 Woodland Hills and other local jobs 1/1/19)

Rexnord Industries: rexnord.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en (43 Simi Valley jobs 1/1/19)

Rincon Consultants: rinconconsultants.atsondemand.com (10+ Ventura jobs 10/16/18)

Riverbed Technology (acquired Xirrus): www.riverbed.com/about/careers (1 Thousand Oaks job 10/16/18)

Roadrunner Shuttle: www.rrshuttle.com/Contact/Recruitment.aspx (No listed jobs - must apply)

Roberts Tool Company: www.robertstool.net/career (9 Chatsworth jobs 10/4/18)

Ronlo Engineering: www.ronlo.com/careers.php (3 Camarillo jobs 10/4/18)

R. R. Donnelly: www.rrdonnelley.com/about/rrdonnelley-jobs.aspx (Search for Westlake Village jobs)

RTC Aerospace: robertstool.jobinfo.com/public/index.php (no Chatsworth jobs 10/4/18)

Rusnak Auto Group: careers-rusnak.icims.com/jobs/intro (13 Thousand Oaks jobs 10/4/18)

Saalex Solutions: resumeware.saalex.com/saalex_rw/saalex_web/job_search.cfm (search for local jobs)

Sage Publications: www.sagepublications.com/careers (14 Thousand Oaks jobs 1/1/19)

Sails Group: www.sailsgroup.com (contact them for local caregiver jobs)

Salem Media Group: salem.cc/careers (7 Camarillo jobs 10/4/18)

Santa Barbara Applied Research: www.sbar.com/career-opportunities (Search for jobs)

Scosche Industries: www.scosche.com/careers (1 Oxnard job 10/4/18)

Securitas: www.securitasinc.com/en/join-us/apply (6 Westlake Village jobs 10/4/18)

Seek Thermal: www.thermal.com/careers (2 Santa Barbara jobs 10/4/18)

Sedgwick: www.sedgwick.com/careers/Pages/careersearch.aspx (11 SFV jobs 10/4/18))

Semtech: www.semtech.com/careers (5 Camarillo jobs 12/30/18)

Seneca: senecafoa.org/employment-opportunities#location=ventura_county (3 Oxnard jobs 10/4/18)

Sensata Technologies: sensata.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Sensata-Careers/jobs (9 Thousand Oaks jobs 10/4/18)

Servicemaster: jobs.servicemaster.com/california-jobs (Various Ventura County jobs)

Shire (formerly Baxalta, Baxter): www.shire.com/careers (26 Conejo Valley jobs 12/31/18)

Sideshow Collectibles: www.sideshowtoy.com/careers (3 Thousand Oaks jobs 10/4/18)

Sientra: sientracareers.com (3 Santa Barbara jobs 10/4/18)

Silgan Containers: silgancontainers.com/careers/#careers2-section-1 (1 Woodland Hills job 10/4/18)

Simi Valley Hospital: careers.adventisthealth.org (56 jobs 1/1/19)

Simi Valley USD www.simi.k12.ca.us/Personnelservices (Various classified positions)

Simpliphi Power simpliphipower.com/careers (2 Ojai jobs 10/4/18)

Skurka Aerospace: www.skurka-aero.com/company/careers (contact them)

Skyworks Solutions: careers.skyworksinc.com (40 Newbury Park jobs 1/1/19)

Sloan LED: sloanled.com/careers/jobs-at-sloanled (2 Ventura jobs 10/4/18)

SL Power Electronics: www.slpower.com/careers.aspx (1 Ventura job 10/4/18)

Smiths Interconnectwww.smithsinterconnectjobs.com/en/job-search/job-search (1 Thousand Oaks job 10/4/18)

Smucker's: www.jmsmucker.com/smuckers-careers/job-opportunities (8 Oxnard jobs 10/4/18)

Softengine: www.softengineusa.com/careers (5 Woodland Hills jobs 10/4/18)

Sonos: www.sonos.com/jobs (17 Santa Barbara jobs 1/1/19)

Source Photonics: www.sourcephotonics.com/job-listings (3 West Hills jobs 8/21/18)

Southern California Edison: www.edison.com/home/careers.html (search for jobs)

Spatz Labs: spatzlabs.com/opportunities (Search for Oxnard jobs 8/21/18)

Spirent Communications: www.spirent.com/Careers/Opportunities (3 Calabasas jobs 8/21/18)

STS Education: www.stseducation-us.com/about-sts/careers (1 Simi Valley job 8/21/18)

Sutherland Presses www.sutherlandpresses.com/careers (5 Malibu jobs 8/21/18)

Stantec: stantec.jobs (23 Ventura County, Van Nuys jobs 1/1/19)

State Farm: www.statefarm.com/careers (2 Glendale jobs 8/21/18)

Stellar Biotech: www.stellarbiotechnologies.com/about-stellar/careers (No Port Hueneme jobs 8/21/18)

Sunrise Senior Living: www.sunrise-careers.com (Dozens of local jobs)

Swiss Re: www.swissre.com/careers (No Westlake Village jobs 8/21/18)

Synectic Solutions: synecticsolutions.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/JobSearch/index (7 Oxnard jobs 1/1/19)

Sysco: careers.sysco.com (3 Oxnard jobs 1/1/19)

T3 Innovation: www.t3innovation.com/careers (Contact them)

Taft Electric: www.taftelectric.com/opportunities.html (7 jobs 8/21/18)

Technicolorcareers.technicolor.com (1 Camarillo job 1/1/19)

Teledyne Scientific & Imaging: careers-teledyne.icims.com (19 Camarillo/Thousand Oaks/Chatsworth jobs 4/23/19)

Teradyne: www.teradyne.com/careers/job-opportunities (6 Agoura jobs 12/31/18)

Tetra Techwww.tetratech.com/careers.html (3 Camarillo jobs 8/21/18)

The Oaks Mall: www.shoptheoaksmall.com/Jobs (4 Thousand Oaks jobs 8/21/18)

The Trade Desk: thetradedesk.com/join-us/open-positions (20 Ventura jobs 1/1/19)

Thermo Fisher Scientificjobs.thermofisher.com (22 Canoga Park, Thousand Oaks jobs 1/1/19)

Topa Insurance: www.topains.com/careers (4 Calabasas jobs 8/21/18)

Turning Point Foundation: www.turningpointfoundation.org/about-us/careers (1 Ventura job 8/21/18)

Tutor Perini: www.tutorperini.com/careers (6 Sylmar jobs 12/1/18)

United Water Conservation District: www.unitedwater.org/about-us-6/human-resources (1 job 8/21/18)

Universal Music Group: jobs.jobvite.com/universalmusicgroup (15 Woodland Hills jobs 1/1/19)

Ventura County Community Colleges: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vcccd (106 mostly part-time teaching jobs 12/31/18)

Ventura County Credit Unionwww.vccuonline.net/careers (5 jobs 7/15/18)

Ventura County Office of Education www.vcoe.org/employment (5 jobs 1/1/19)

Ventura County Rescue Mission: erescuemission.com/about-us/careers/ventura-county (6 Ventura County jobs 1/1/19)

Ventura County Star usatodaynetworkcareers.com/search-jobs (3 Ventura jobs 1/1/19)

Ventura Unified School District: www.venturausd.org/hr/HumanResources/Jobs.aspx (7 jobs 1/1/19)

Viking Cruises: www.vikingcruises.com/about-us/careers.html (16 Woodland Hills jobs 1/1/19)

VPI: www.vpi-corp.com/jobs.asp (Check for Camarillo jobs)

VSolvit: www.vsolvit.com (21 local area jobs 1/1/19)

VW of America: vwgoa.taleo.net/careersection/volkswagen_of_america/jobsearch.ftl (1 Woodland Hills job 7/15/18)

Wells Fargo: www.wellsfargo.com/about/careers (3 Ventura County jobs 1/1/19)

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center www.westhillshospital.com/careers (72 West Hills jobs 1/1/19)

Western General Insurance: www.westerngeneral.com/careers (6 Woodland Hills 7/15/18)

Western Saw: www.westernsaw.com (Oxnard - submit application)

Westlake Hyatt: hyatt.jobs (Various jobs)

Westlake Village Inn: www.westlakevillageinn.com/employment (Various jobs)

Xavient: www.xavient.com/careers/current-openings (8 Simi Valley jobs 7/15/18)

XYPRO: www.xypro.com/careers (3 Simi Valley jobs 7/15/18)

Yardi: www.yardi.com/US/CareerOpportunities.aspx (33 Oxnard/Santa Barbara jobs 1/1/19)

YTC America: ytca.com/careers 2 Camarillo jobs 5/17/18)

Zebra Technologies: www.zebra.com/us/en/about-zebra/careers/careers.html (1 Agoura job 5/17/18)

Zenith Insurance: www.thezenith.com/careers (4 Woodland Hills jobs 5/17/18)

Zynga: www.zynga.com/careers/positions/locations/camarillo-ca-united-states (No Camarillo jobs 5/17/18)

ZPower: zpowerbattery.com/careers/?listing (9 Camarillo jobs 1/1/19)

Abrisa Technologies: abrisatechnologies.com/career-center (Santa Paula - email your resume)

Abbyson: www.abbyson.com/index.php/employment-opportunities (6 Moorpark jobs 5/17/18)

ABC Clio: www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/Careers.aspx (1 Goleta job 5/17/18)

Accessory Power: www.accessorypower.com/index.php?route=information/careers (3 Westlake Village jobs 5/17/18)

ADP: www.adp-jobs.com (7 Woodland Hills jobs 5/17/18)

ADT: jobs.adt.com (17 Chatsworth jobs 1/1/19)

Advanced Motion Controls: www.a-m-c.com/content/contact/careers.html (6 Camarillo jobs 5/17/18)

AECOM: aecom.com/Careers (11 Santa Barbara, Camarillo jobs 5/17/18)

Aegis Medical Systems: careers.aegistreatmentcenters.com (Various Canoga Park jobs)

Other Local Job Sources

Craigslist Ventura County: ventura.craigslist.org/jjj/

Craigslist Los Angeles: losangeles.craigslist.org/jjj/

Snagajob.com (hourly, fast food, retail): www.snagajob.com

Federal Government Jobs: www.usajobs.gov (Over 50 jobs in the area as of 1/1/19)

AppleOne: www.appleone.com/CareerSearch/mcs_findcareer2.aspx (Over 200 jobs within a 20 mile radius of Thousand Oaks 12/29/18)

EdJoin.org: Search for education jobs by state, school district, county, etc. at edjoin.org  (177 job postings for 608 job vacancies as of 12/29/18 in Ventura County at THIS LINK)

Annual Release of Goats to Clear the Hill Next to the Reagan Library in Simi Valley

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Lucky to be at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley this morning to witness the annual release of grazing goats on the hillside west of the Library. What a sight! These seemingly endlessly hungry goats help mitigate fire danger by clearing the hill of dry vegetation.

More on the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum at THIS LINK.

New The World of da Vinci” exhibit at the Reagan Library May 24 to September 8, 2019.

Fields of Yellow: Invasive, Non-Native Black Mustard Plants Seen Throughout the Conejo Valley

It has been a beautiful ride this winter and spring, watching the hills turn from golden brown to lush green and now the deep yellow color of the invasive black mustard “weed” that has sprouted more than typically seen throughout the Conejo Valley.

I’ve walked through 8 foot tall mustard plants in the Hillcrest Open Space and seen the hillsides in Calabasas blanketed in yellow in the past several weeks. While stunning to see, these non-native plants prevent germination of native plants. Let’s hope our local agencies and organizations can clear out much of this growth before we reach peak fire season later this year.

Off the 101 in Calabasas

Off the 101 in Calabasas

Hillcrest Open Space

Hillcrest Open Space

Hillcrest Open Space

Hillcrest Open Space

The Oaks Celebrates Its Fifth Decade with Five Majestic Oak Trees Inside the Mall in Thousand Oaks

The Oaks Shopping Mall in Thousand Oaks. This shot taken early this morning, April 1, 2019, showing the majestic 100 foot oak trees planted inside the mall.

The Oaks originally opened its doors in April 1978 and is thus now in its fifth decade here in Thousand Oaks.

To celebrate this milestone, late yesterday this iconic shopping mall installed five majestic oak trees inside the mall. At over 100 feet in height, these five transplanted trees were relocated via crane into five designated spots near Macy’s (both stores), JCPenney, Nordstrom and the AMC Theater.

Alan Arbour, a local tree expert involved in the effort, notes “It was a monumental effort transporting these five massive trees, identifying spots inside the mall that would accommodate them and plopping them through specially made protrusion holes in the ceiling.”

“The visual element of these five spectacular trees above the mall’s airspace is incredible, if you ask me,” said Grace Gullibal, social media coordinator for The Oaks. “At over 100 feet tall, these trees can be seen from space.”

According to Pulin Mi Laig, spokesperson for The Oaks, “This is just the first step in aligning The Oaks Shopping Mall with the most familiar aspects of the local community.”

We asked what’s next. Pulin Mi Laig’s daughter Ann D. Howe chimed in, “Think rabbits. Lots of rabbits.”

All righty then. We shall see, we shall see.

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APRIL FOOLS'!

Happy April Fools' Day!

April Fools' fun in prior years

Rare Snow Experienced in the Conejo Valley on Thursday, February 21, 2019

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A rare appearance of snow was enjoyed in many sections of the Conejo Valley yesterday, fed very cold temperatures and a storm that migrated here from Canada. There were reports of brief snow encounters by folks in Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Newbury Park, Calabasas and other cities, including Malibu!

At my home, there was rain, there was sleet, and then there was snow. The snow appeared briefly before melting away.

According to the National Weather Services Forecast Office Los Angeles/Oxnard, “the last significant and widespread measurable snow in the Los Angeles and Ventura County valleys was on February 8, 1989, when up to five inches of snow fell in portions of the San Fernando Valley westward to Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley.”

It was a wonderful, memorable sight.

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Notable Records Set or Tied at Super Bowl 53

Rams practice facility at Cal Lutheran, seen from the hills above CLU.

Rams practice facility at Cal Lutheran, seen from the hills above CLU.

Having been a Los Angeles Ram fan as a kid, until they left for St. Louis in 1995, then again when they returned in 2016, I was excited for today’s Super Bowl game. Making it even more exciting is that the Rams are headquartered right here in the Conejo Valley in Agoura Hills and have practiced at Cal Lutheran since 2017.

The Los Angeles Rams had played in only one other Super Bowl. They lost 31 to 19 to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl 14 on January 20, 1920. The St. Louis Rams played in two Super Bowls with a 1-1 record. But otherwise, Super Bowl 53 was only the second time in history that the Los Angeles based Rams made it to this game.

And it was an utter disappointment. The Rams lost in Atlanta to the Patriots by a score of 13 to 3.

Some of the records set or tied at Super Bowl 53 included:

  • Fewest points scored by both teams: 16 (previously 21 at Super Bowl VII in 1973)

  • Fewest points by winning team: 13 (previously 14 by Miami at Super Bowl VII)

  • Tied for fewest points by losing team: 3 (tying Miami’s score at Super Bowl VI in 1972)

  • Longest punt - 65 yards by Johnny Hekker (probably the highlight of the game for Rams fans)

Next year’s Super Bowl 54 will take place at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida on February 2, 2020. Crossing my fingers for the Rams to come back with a vengeance next year like Miami did in 1973.

Congratulations to the New England Patriots!