Author: Daphne Khalida Kilea


Opening The Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) held an open house for its new district administrative center at 761 E. Daily Drive, suite 200, in Camarillo. The new site is centrally located and provides improved accessibility for students, staff, faculty and community members in the VCCCD service areas. … Caring Transitions of Ventura County (CTVC) opened at 13770 Gunsmoke Road in Moorpark. The company specializes in senior relocation, and planned and unexpected transition services, including estate sales and online auctions, downsizing and decluttering, and more (i.e., create a customized transition). CTVC participates in the comprehensive Certified Relocation Transition...

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BIZ BUZZ | Sept. 7, 2017

Opening Empty Hangers opened at 2221 Ventura Blvd. in Camarillo. The consignment store offers a wide selection of new and gently used designer and brand-name apparel for newborns to women, accessories and home décor. Items are added monthly, and the store sells, buys and trades new and gently used clothing. … Santa Barbara-based eatery Los Agaves Restaurant has opened at The Collection at Riverpark in Oxnard, becoming the center’s first Mexican dining spot. The restaurant serves award-winning Mexican cuisine with an innovative twist. … Discount grocer Aldi opened at 635 S. Ventura Road in Oxnard. The retail store offers...

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THREADS TO THE PAST | Oaxacan artist Porfirio Gutiérrez weaves together history, art, culture and tradition

Porfirio Gutiérrez, 38, is a renowned Zapotec weaver who, at the age of 12, learned the skill from his father while growing up in Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico. As he recounts, that was the culture; weaving was a way of life. While weaving is still a source of income for some Zapotecos, many have long since adapted to the influences of time by opting for money-saving alternatives and utilizing less time-consuming practices, such as the use of chemical dyes. According to Gutiérrez, most of the younger generation no longer grow up weaving due to school or other opportunities....

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Biz Buzz | July 2017

Opening Sun Kissed Yoga (SKY) opened at 2237 Ventura Blvd. in Camarillo. SKY is owned by entrepreneurs Michael and Andrea who practice yoga and offer a wide range of classes, including a stretch class, sweaty vinyasa flow and more. … Jimmy John’s opened at 2170 N. Rose Ave. in Oxnard. The sandwich shop offers fresh, fast, tasty sandwiches, freshly baked homemade bread, locally purchased veggies and all-natural meats that are hand-sliced daily. Delivery is available for some areas. … Café du Suro opened at 377 E. Main St. in Ventura. The bakery offers a wide selection of freshly baked pastries and breads, coffee, tea and more. … Café Ficelle opened at 390 Mills Road in Ventura. The French bakery and café is family-owned and operated. The breakfast and lunch menu includes traditional French fare, there is a full coffee and espresso bar, and a variety of tea, beer and wine is also available. … Casa Bella Prime Steak and Seafood opened at 391 E. Main St. in Ventura. The restaurant offers “a taste of Mexico City” with many dishes including lobster tacos, filet-stuffed jalapeños, Mexican shrimp and lobster pasta, chipotle chicken tortilla soup and more. … Duke of Bourbon recently held a grand opening at 31143 Via Colinas, #511, in Westlake Village. The 4,000-square-foot wine store, tasting room and cafe offers a large selection of everyday as well as fine and...

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HONORING LOCAL HEROES | Celebrating dedicated volunteers and their inspirational work

This year, Local Hero nominations by far surpassed any other year, receiving dozens of nominations, many of which included especially heartfelt stories of the work of their respective volunteers. Choosing this year’s Local Heroes was truly a struggle as so many worthy and certainly important people deserve the honors. But this year, we saw something unusual, young people who have gone above and beyond for social justice. We felt compelled to highlight the work of our diverse community of all ages, from all around the county, in all areas of charity work, from homelessness to environment, arts and equality...

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