Month: January 2007

In Brief

Looking for a landmark While the Wagon Wheel property owners have announced their intention to start demolishing the area in September to make way for a new residential and commercial development, the Ventura County Cultural Heritage Board (VCCHB) has renewed its drive to secure landmark status for the site. On Jan. 22, the board decided to place the issue on the agenda for their upcoming meeting on Feb. 12, when it will vote on whether to recommend that the Oxnard City Council designate the 60-year-old former roadside motel and restaurant as a historic landmark. “Part of the reason is that the property owner [development firm Oxnard Village Investments LLC] doesn’t even seem open to discussing it,” says Gary Blum, chairman of the VCCHB. “And there’s a lack of information coming from the City of Oxnard about where it stands on the issue.” If the council grants the Wagon Wheel landmark status, the developers would have to go through the VCCHB to get a certificate of appropriateness before obtaining a demolition permit. While the property owners have said they plan on preserving a few of the structure’s architectural elements, Blum says the board does not feel the mitigation is significant and would like to find a way for the developer to incorporate the existing building into the new project. Third time’s a charm? Twice in five years voters in Santa...

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  1. Alan Saldana Headlines Levity Live

    August 23 @ 7:00 pm - August 25 @ 8:30 pm
  2. The Speakeasy Project: American Roadhouse

    August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Morning Stretch to Classic Rock

    August 26 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
  4. First 5 Neighborhoods for Learning, Powered by Interface Open House in Ventura

    August 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    August 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  6. Engage & Enlighten event features United Nations Special Rapporteur David Kaye

    August 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  7. Dancer’s Body Barre

    August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  8. Egyptian Belly Dancing

    August 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  9. Adult Grief & Bereavement Support Groups

    August 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  10. Santa Barbara Studio Artists’ 18th Annual Open Studios Tour!

    August 30 @ 5:00 pm - September 2 @ 2:00 pm