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'!

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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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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.

Some practical resume submission tips

Local volunteer opportunities

Corporate, School, Healthcare Career Websites

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)

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 (20 Camarillo/Thousand Oaks jobs 12/31/18)

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)

AERA Energy: www.aeraenergy.com/current-vacancies.asp (No Ventura jobs 5/17/18)

Aerojet Rocketdyne: www.rocket.com/job-search (52 Canoga Park jobs 1/1/19)

Aerovironment: www.avinc.com/careers/jobs/category/simi_valley/ (41 Simi Valley jobs 12/31/18)

AGIA: www.agia.com/en/careers (4 Carpinteria jobs 5/17/18)

Agilent: careers.agilent.com (30 Carpinteria jobs 1/1/19)

Aitech Defense Systems: www.rugged.com/employment-opportunities (4 Chatsworth jobs 5/17/18)

AMCAL Housing amcalhousing.com/careers (search for Agoura Hills jobs)

American Homes 4 Rent: americanhomes4rent.silkroad.com (6 Agoura jobs 5/10/18)

American Water: www.amwater.com/working-with-us/careers (No Ventura County jobs 5/10/18)

AmeriHome Mortgage: www.amerihome.com/careers (14 Westlake Village jobs 1/1/19)

Amgen: careers.amgen.com (300 Thousand Oaks jobs 1/1/19)

Anthem: careers.antheminc.com (20 Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills jobs 12/21/18)

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

Arete Associates: arete.com/search-jobs (1 Northridge job 5/10/18)

A.R.M. Solutions: www.armsolutions.com/about/careers (1 Camarillo job 5/10/18)

Arnold Magnetics: www.amcpower.com/co_positions.html (2 Camarillo jobs 5/10/18)

ASGN (formerly On Assignment): www.asgn.com/contact-us (contact them about jobs)

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

Atara Bio: www.atarabio.com/careers (25 Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks jobs 1/1/19)

AT&T: connect.att.jobs/california-jobs (Search here)

Aveox: www.aveox.com/careers-1 (1 Simi Valley job 5/10/18)

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 (Contact them for Camarillo jobs)

Bauer Hockey: www.bauer.com/careers (4 Thousand Oaks jobs 5/10/18)

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

Blackline Systems: www.blackline.com/careers/positions (25 Woodland Hills jobs 12/30/18)

Blue Microphones: www.bluemic.com/careers (4 Westlake Village jobs 5/10/18)

Blue Shield of California: www.blueshieldca.com/bsc/aboutbsc/careers/index.jhtml (66 Woodland Hills jobs 1/1/19)

BMW Group Designworks USA: bmwgroup.jobs/en_us/home (7 Oxnard, Newbury Park jobs 5/1/18)

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

Brookdale Senior Living: www.brookdalecareers.com (11 Camarillo, Chatsworth jobs 1/1/19)

Bruker Corp: www.bruker.com/about-us/career.html (19 Santa Barbara jobs 1/1/19)

C3 Intelligence, Inc: c3intelligence.com/jobs.php (2 Westlake Village jobs 5/1/18)

Cabrillo Economic Development Corpwww.cabrilloedc.org/careers (4 Ventura jobs 1/1/19)

CalAmpwww.calamp.com/careers (2 Oxnard jobs 5/1/18)

CalAtlantic (formerly Ryland)www.calatlantichomes.com/careers/job-postings.html (1 Thousand Oaks job 5/1/18)

Calavo Growerswww.calavo.com/store/careers.php (2 Santa Paula job 3/24/18)

Caldera Medicalcalderamedical.jobscore.com/list (5 Agoura jobs 3/24/18)

Cal Lutheran Universitywww.callutheran.edu/hr/ (16 staff/faculty jobs 12/31/18)

California State University Channel Islands - Facultywww.csucifacultyjobs.com (69 jobs 3/24/18)

California State University Channel Islands - Staffwww.csucijobs.com (13 jobs 12/31/18)

CallSourcewww.callsource.com (5 Westlake Village jobs 3/24/18)

Camarillo Health Care District: www.camhealth.com/employment-opportunities (1 job 3/24/18)

Caminosoftwww.caminosoft.com/contact/employment.html (No Simi jobs 3/24/18)

Capstone Turbine: www.capstoneturbine.com/careers (1 Van Nuys job 3/19/18)

Carpinteria Water District: www.cvwd.net/about/human_resources.htm (Apply here)

Casa Pacifica: www.casapacifica.org/careers (17 Camarillo/Santa Barbara jobs 1/1/19)

CBC Federal Credit Union: www.cbcfcu.org/home/about/about_us/careers (7 local jobs 3/5/18)

CBOL Corp: www.cbol.com/jobopenings.html (several Chatsworth jobs 3/5/18)

CBS: cbscorporation.jobs/burbank/california/usa/jobs (17 Burbank non-intern jobs 1/1/19)

Centene Corp (HealthNet): jobs.centene.com (51 Woodland Hills jobs (1/1/19)

Chatsworth Products, Inc. www.chatsworth.com/careers (5 local jobs 3/5/18)

The Cheesecake Factory: jobs.thecheesecakefactory.com (11 Calabasas jobs 12/31/18)

Child Care Resource Center: www.ccrcca.org/about/work-at-ccrc (35 Chatsworth jobs 1/1/19)

Child Development Resources: www.childdevelopmentresources.org/SitePages/employment_opportunities.aspx (10 Ventura County jobs 3/5/18)

City of Agoura Hills: www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us/i-want-to/apply-for/job-openings (5 jobs 12/10/18)

City of Calabasas: www.cityofcalabasas.com/jobs.html ( 4 part-time jobs 3/5/18)

City of Camarillo: www.ci.camarillo.ca.us/departments/administrative_services/Employment/Employment.php (1 job 3/5/18)

City of Carpinteria: carpinteria.applicantpro.com/jobs (3 jobs 3/5/18)

City of Fillmore: www.fillmoreca.com/departments/administration/human-resources/job-posts-list (1 job 3/19/18)

City of Malibu: www.malibucity.org/index.aspx?NID=667 (7 jobs 3/19/18)

City of Moorpark: www.moorparkca.gov/419/Job-Opportunities (1 job 3/19/18)

City of Ojai: ojaicity.org/jobs (3 jobs 3/19/18)

City of Oxnard: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofoxnard (13 jobs 1/1/19)

City of Port Hueneme: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/porthueneme (3 jobs 3/19/18)

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)

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!

Information About Clean Power Alliance Electricity Rates in Ventura County, Conejo Valley

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As like many of you, I’ve received a number of notifications from the Clean Power Alliance and due to my sheer lack of time, desire, interest, energy, procrastination and/or (fill in the blank), have waited until now to actually investigate what this means.

So let me impart my newfound wisdom to you.

Clean Power Alliance (CPA) of Southern California was established in 2017 to provide cost competitive “clean” electricity to residents in certain parts of Los Angeles County and several other cities. It quickly grew to 31 communities, including our local Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Camarillo, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Ventura and unincorporated Ventura County.

What CPA does is purchase renewable, clean energy, while Southern California Edison (SCE) will continue to deliver it and bill for it.

Each member city that opted in to this program established a default rate option for residents to acquire electricity from CPA via SCE. This is just a default rate. You can change it (see below). The CPA website describes these rates at cleanpoweralliance.org/rate-options/residential-rates:

  • Lean Power - costs 1-2% less than SCE’s default rate (Lean Power provides 36% renewable energy content at the lowest possible cost)

  • Clean Power - comparable to SCE’s default rate (0-1% savings) (Clean Power provides 50% renewable energy content)

  • 100% Green Power - at most, 7-9% premium to SCE’s default rate (as the name indicates, this is 100% renewable energy content)

CPA further noted that SCE has proposed a double digit increase to 2019 rates to make up for a budget shortfall. If these increases are approved, they will likely take effect in March/April 2019 and CPA rates will also change accordingly.

Your Default CPA Power Product

Here are the “default” power products from CPA that local agencies in the Conejo Valley and Greater Ventura County areas have selected:

  • Lean Power (36%) - Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Camarillo, Simi Valley

  • Clean Power (50%) - Malibu, Moorpark

  • 100% Green Power - Ojai, Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Unincorporated Ventura County

You can verify your own rate default option at cleanpoweralliance.org/rate-options.

Changing Your Default or Opting Out

As mentioned above, you are not required to stick with the default option. You can switch to a different option at any time. Do so as follows:

  • Go to cleanpoweralliance.org/rate-options and log in, using your 10 digit SCE customer number (remove the dashes), last name and zip code.

  • There you will see your account status and the other rate options. You may opt down, or up, as it were, to one of the other options, based on your current default.

You may opt out if you’d like, but be aware of the fine print: If you opt out, you will be charged a one-time account processing fee by SCE and will be prevented by SCE from returning to CPA for a minimum of 12 months.

The City of Thousand Oaks provides additional information about CPA at THIS LINK. One other item of note on that page for solar users is “Although applications for onsite solar will still need to go through SCE for interconnection to the grid, CPA will pay customers at a higher rate than SCE for any excess solar energy generated.” Sounds pretty good to me.

More Info:

Clean Power Alliance: cleanpoweralliance.org

So Cal Edison: www.sce.com

National Park Service Contingency Plan During Federal Government Shutdown

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With our Federal government once again in "shutdown" mode for the last several days. each government agency put together contingency plans for operations in the absence of appropriations.

The National Park Service (NPS) was created on August 25, 1916 by Congress through the National Park Service Organic Act and is an agency of the United States Department of the Interior. As of 2018, the NPS maintains 418 properties, including 60 protected national parks (which includes our local Channel Islands National Park). 

According to the National Park Service Contingency Plan:

  • Parks will suspend all activities and secure facilities that operate using lapsed appropriations, except those essential to respond to emergencies.

  • Visitor services are suspended, including restrooms, trash collection, campgrounds, permits, public information, etc. (Regarding campgrounds, NPS notes that visitors will not be asked to leave but are advised that there are no services during a shutdown, including check-in/check-out services, and ensuring availability of sites upon arrival.)

  • Visitor centers, like the Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at Channel Islands National Park, are closed.

  • Special events hosted by the National Park Service are cancelled.

  • Park websites and social media will not be maintained.

For more information about shutdown contingency plans, visit the U.S. Department of the Interior website at www.doi.gov/shutdown.

Throwback Moment: Price-Costco Store Opened in Westlake Village in August 1996

Let’s face it…the Westlake Village Costco is one of the most popular places to go in the Conejo Valley. Always teeming with shoppers and sample hunters, it seems the local community would be lost without this store.

Let’s go back in time to when it opened…

The store opened its doors as PriceCostco on Thursday, August 8, 1996 at 5700 Lindero Canyon Road. Price-Costco was formed in 1993 with the merger of Price Club (which opened its first location on July 12, 1976 in San Diego) and Costco (which opened is first warehouse in Seattle on September 15, 1983).

One of my life’s guilty pleasures…the $1.50 Costco Hot Dog  and Soda deal.

One of my life’s guilty pleasures…the $1.50 Costco Hot Dog and Soda deal.

Who remembers PriceCostco? The merger between the two companies took place in 1993. Price Club was being pursued by Walmart to merge with the Sam’s Club warehouse store chain. Price opted to merge with Costco instead. And wallah…PriceCostco was created. At the time, there were 206 locations. Today there are 766 worldwide.

The prior management team from Price Club, the Price brothers (who knew!), left the company in 1994 and in 1997, “Price” was dropped from the name and it became Costco.

According to a 1/4/96 VC Star article, PriceCostco purchased the 30 acre site at Lindero Canyon Road and Westlake Boulevard in Westlake Village for $9.3 million, with plans for a 136,000 sq ft Price Club .

Local residents were against the addition of the warehouse club to the community. City Council approved the project as it was allowed as part of a long-term commercial development agreement in place with owners of the property. However, the city stipulated approval was required for specifics like exterior color scheme, roofing materials in earth tone colors, etc.

Flashback to 2009: There were high hopes for a 2nd Conejo Valley Costco location in Newbury Park at the corner of Grande Vista Drive and Academy Drive. But according to a T.O. Acorn article on 1/29/09, Costco could not make the project economically feasible as it was “unable to finalize a lease for the site.”

It is clear that Costco prefers to own its own properties, not lease them. In Costco’s annual Form 10-K filing for the fiscal year ended 9/2/18, fully 80% of its 762 warehouses in the U.S. and globally were owned; the remaining 20% were leased.

Lowe’s and LA Fitness were able to work a deal with owners of the property in Newbury Park and the City of Thousand Oaks Planning Commission approved the project to build locations there at a meeting on 12/13/10. We will be seeing the premiere of these business in the first half of 2019.