Adolfo Grill and Daily Bar opened at 67 Daily Drive in Camarillo. The restaurant serves fresh regional California cuisine and offers handcrafted cocktails. … Lasting Income for Elderly (L.I.F.E. Inc.) opened at the Camarillo Chamber office located at 2400 E. Ventura Blvd. in Camarillo. L.I.F.E. Inc. offers a variety of services for senior citizens as well as referral assistance. … Sicily by Gino is holding a grand re-opening at 563 E. Main St. in Ventura. Owned by Gino Milano of Santa Barbara’s Gino’s Sicilian Express, the restaurant serves simple fresh Sicilian food and fantastic pizza at a good price. … Tatiana’s Coffee and Tea opened at 2470 E. Main St. in Ventura. The coffeehouse offers the best hot and cold coffee drinks, with coffee from the Santa Barbara Roasting Company. The fresh pastries are picked up daily from local Brio Café and Siblings Bakery. … Tattered Door opened at 56 S. Oak St. in Ventura. The store offers a wide selection of vintage, chic, shabby, eccentric, cottage, rustic, custom-made, traditional, collectibles, antiques and gifts. … The Find opened at 2040 E. Main St., #B, in Ventura. The store has recycled fashion; all items are from flea markets, thrift stores, garage sales and donations. Donations for lightly used clothing, shoes and accessories are accepted (drop off or pick up) and proceeds will be sent to Teen Challenge. To donate items, call 798-7799
Zzyzx Café, which was located at 33 N. Lewis Road in Camarillo, closed on Jan. 26 after the owners decided not to renew the lease in order to pursue other opportunities. It had been in business for five years.
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Colleen Windham-Hughes and Lauren Witman received Inspiration Awards from Cal Lutheran University for encouraging intellectual and spiritual growth in others. Windham-Hughes is an assistant professor of religion and director of the Theology and Christian Leadership Program; Witman is a senior majoring in psychology and minoring in theology and Christian leadership. … Karen Bain, Lisa Kudirka, Judy Phelps, Deborah Yahner, Charleen Morla, Diane Bustillos, Ashley Pope and Lynnette Coverly are the 2015 winners of various awards by the National Association of Women Business Owners, Ventura County Chapter. The women will be honored at the 16th Annual Bravo Awards on March 20 in Camarillo with bestselling author Allison Maslan delivering the keynote address. … Dr. Kristopher Skromme was awarded Optometrist of the Year by the Tri-County Optometric Society. The award is presented to an optometrist with outstanding public and professional service. … Pedro E. Garci, Ph.D., was awarded the University of Southern California’s 2015 Dean’s Superintendent’s Advisory Group award from the Rossier School of Education on Jan 28. Garcia, a Cuban-born Ventura County resident, is a retired superintendent of schools and USC professor. … KCLU, a National Public Radio station, received five Golden Mikes for excellence in broadcast news coverage at the 65th Radio & Television News Association of Southern California Awards. News director Lance Orozco and Jim Rondeau, KCLU’s former director of operations and programming, were also recognized for their work. … VenturaCountyWest (Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura) was named as a 2015 Readers’ Choice Award Winner by SportsEvents. Ventura County West was selected by readers who were asked to choose which locations in California provided a high standard of professionalism and quality service in hosting sports events. … Vessel Assist Ventura was recognized with the Tower of the Year honors at the BoatUs Towing Services Annual Conference. The company, owned by Captain Paul Amaral, won for its near perfect 24-hour towing dispatch operation, superior customer service and satisfaction, ongoing towing case management and its work in the local boating community. … The Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) was named as one of 33 (out of 262) High-Performing California Hospitals by the California Hospital Assessment and Reporting Taskforce. The recognition is for the quality of its maternity care services. VCMC was also awarded the Baby Designation from the World Health Organization and United National Children’s Fund, a title only bestowed on hospitals that excel at promoting breastfeeding.
City of Port Hueneme’s Mayor Pro-Tem Douglas A. Breeze will serve as the city’s representative on the Gold Coast Transit Board of Directors. Ojai’s Mayor Pro-Tem Paul Blatz was elected as the 2015 Chairman of the Board. … Frank Wasson and James Williams were appointed to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme board. Williams is the fire chief of the city of Oxnard Fire Department and Wasson is the vice president and chief operating officer at CBC Federal Credit Union.
David Azma was named as market president for the Fillmore, Santa Clarita and Santa Paula branches of the Bank of the Sierra. Azma will supervise and direct operations and generate new business; he was previously employed by City National Bank. …
Pastor Jim Duran has been appointed as executive director of The City Center (TCC). Duran is the lead pastor at the River Community and he assumed operational duties at TCC’s Transitional Living for the past year; he has been active with TCC for five years.
Matt Guthrie is the new director of development at the Ventura County Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business (CoLAB). Guthrie will seek to strengthen CoLAB’s influence and grow its membership through public policy input, membership recruitment and fundraising. … Ventura County Supervisor Kathy Long was elected to serve as the 2015 chair of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. This is the fourth time Long will serve in the position since she was elected in 1997. … Greg Van Ness, Alice Love, Charnell Smith, Pattie Braga and Oscar Pena were appointed to the Ventura Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Saurabh Bajaj will be the new board chair. … Barry L. Zimmerman, director of the Ventura County Human Services Agency, has been elected as the president of the County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA). CWDA represents human services directors from all 58 California counties; Zimmerman will serve for one year and guide the organization in education with policymakers about issues affecting low-income and vulnerable people. … Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara, announced that $700,000 in tax credits was awarded to Ventura’s Patagonia Works. The company will add an additional 175 full-time employees in Assembly District 37 through the California Competes Tax Credit program, which was designed to ensure the creation of new jobs. … The Maintenance Division of the General Services Agency for the County of Ventura received the Public Facilities Award of Excellence for 2014 from the California Counties Facilities Services Association. The award is presented to counties and cities that have demonstrated exceptional dedication to facility management. …. The Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County has elected new board leadership for 2015. Four-term elected Moorpark City Councilwoman Roseann Mikos, Ph.D., has been named board chair. Rabobank NA senior vice president and market manager Sean Morreale was elected vice chair and Supervisor Kathy Long remains in the role of secretary/treasurer.
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The Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo was awarded $1,000 by the Old Town Camarillo Association to use for after-school programs.
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valleywas awarded $10,000 by Logix Credit Union.
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valley received a $10,000 donation from Logix Credit Union for financial-based programs. The funds will benefit all six clubs. … Boys & Girls Club of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, Future Leaders of America, FOOD Share, Inlakech and the Autism Society participated in the Seventh Annual Santa to the Sea Half Marathon and Relay’s 2014 Charity Challenge and raised $16,278. BGCOP was named Top Charity and Future Leaders as Top Team.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation will award a total of $50,000 in college scholarships to Ventura County high school seniors for tuition, books and room and board. The Foundation’s scholarship program honors seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, character, community skills, academic achievement and commitment. … The Ventura County Arts Council (VCAC) and Focus on the Masters (FOTM) will award $4,400 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors; the application deadline is Feb.11. For information, call VCAC at 658-2213 or FOTM at 653-2501.
The Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA) honored its partners for saving 3,454,175 kilowatt hours at the Second Annual Energy Leadership Reception in Camarillo. The event also included a new awards program that recognized partners who reached major milestones in their efforts in energy efficiency and community education; the new awards included the Energy Savings Impact Award, the Green Community Leadership Award and the Emerging Energy Leader Award.