Arcade

1st Place
GOLF N’ STUFF, 5555 Walker St., Ventura, 644-7131

2nd Place
VENTURA HARBOR VILLAGE, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, 642-8538

3rd Place
BUENA LANES, 1788 Mesa Verde Ave., Ventura, 656-0666

 

Beach

1st Place
VENTURA STATE BEACH

2nd Place
SURFER’S POINT

3rd Place
PIERPONT

 

Bike Trail

1st Place
VENTURA RIVER TRAIL

2nd Place
VENTURA PIER PROMENADE

3rd Place
SYCAMORE CANYON

 

Bowling

1st Place
BUENA LANES, 1788 Mesa Verde Ave., Ventura, 656-0666

2nd Place
DISCOVERY VENTURA, 1888 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 856-2695

3rd Place
HARLEY’S CAMARILLO BOWL, 305 Arneill Road, Camarillo, 482-0747

 

Campground

1st Place
LAKE CASITAS

2nd Place
EMMA WOOD

3rd Place
MCGRATH STATE BEACH

 

Car Show

1st Place
FATHER’S DAY AT CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR, www.channelislandsharbor.org

2nd Place
VENTURA NATIONALS, www.venturanationals.com

3rd Place
CAMARILLO OLD TOWN CRUISE NIGHTS, 2220 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 443-9219

 

Charity Event

1st Place
CASA PACIFICA ANGELS WINE, FOOD & BREW FESTIVAL, 1 University Drive, Camarillo, 366-4011

2nd Place
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, RELAY FOR LIFE OF VENTURA, relay4lifeventura@gmail.com

3rd Place
CANINE ADOPTION AND RESCUE LEAGUE/POOCH PARADE, info@poochparade.org

 

Cultural Event

1st Place
ARTWALK VENTURA

2nd Place
VENTURA MUSIC FESTIVAL, 472 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, 648-3146

3rd Place
OXNARD SALSA FESTIVAL, 247-0197, info@oxnardsalsafestival.com

 

Golf Course

1st Place
RIVER RIDGE GOLF CLUB, 2401 W. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard, 983-4653

2nd Place
BUENAVENTURA GOLF COURSE, 5882 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, 677-6772

3rd Place
OLIVAS LINKS, 3750 Olivas Park Drive, 677-6770

 

Hiking Trail

1st Place
VENTURA BOTANICAL GARDENS

2nd Place
ARROYO VERDE

3rd Place
SYCAMORE CANYON

 

Just for Kids

1st Place
SKY HIGH SPORTS, 166 N. Aviador St., Camarillo, 484-6300

2nd Place
GOLF N’ STUFF, 5555 Walker St., Ventura, 644-7131

3rd Place
PUMP IT UP, 5120 Ralston St., Ventura, 339-9669

 

Local Athlete

1st Place
MARY OSBORNE

2nd Place
CHELSEY GRIGSBY

3rd Place
FABIO LEOPOLDO

 

Local Sports Team

1st Place
VENTURA HIGH SCHOOL COUGARS

2nd Place
VENTURA COLLEGE PIRATES BASKETBALL

3rd Place
VENTURA COUNTY DERBY DARLINS

 

Museum

1st Place
RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, 522-2977

2nd Place
MUSEUM OF VENTURA COUNTY, 100 E. Main St., Ventura, 653-0323

3rd Place
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, 984-6260

 

Overnight Accommodations

1st Place
EMBASSY SUITES MANDALAY BEACH, 2101 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard, 984-2500

2nd Place
CROWNE PLAZA VENTURA BEACH, 450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, 648-2100

3rd Place
PIERPONT INN, 550 Sanjon Road, Ventura, 643-6144

 

Place to Swim

1st Place
VENTURA AQUATIC CENTER, 901 S. Kimball Road, Ventura, 654-7511

2nd Place
LAKE CASITAS WATER ADVENTURE, 11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, 649-2233

3rd Place
MATILIJIA HOT SPRINGS, OJAI

 

Skate Park

1st Place
OJAI SKATE PARK, 414 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, 646-5591 or 766-1366

2nd Place
CAMARILLO SKATE PARK, 1030 Temple Ave., Camarillo, 482-1996

3rd Place
OXNARD SKATE PARK, 3250 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard, 982-7121

 

Skating Rink

1st Place
SKATING PLUS, 1720 Mesa Verde Ave., Ventura, 644-2121

2nd Place
CHANNEL ISLANDS ICE CENTER, 830 Wagon Wheel Road, Oxnard, 988-4440

3rd Place
ICEOPLEX ICE SKATING RINK, 131 W. Easy St, Simi Valley, 520-7465

 

Surf School

1st Place
MARY OSBORNE SURF CAMPS, 973-7263, www.maryosbornesurf.com

2nd Place
SILVERSTRAND SURF SCHOOL, 985-7867, www.silverstrandsurfschool.com

3rd Place
VENTURA MAKOS SURF CAMP, 312-0713, www.venturamakossurfcamp.com

 

Surf Spot

1st Place
C-STREET/SURFERS POINT

2nd Place
RINCON

3rd Place
MONDOS

 

Tennis Court

1st Place
PIERPONT RACQUET CLUB, 500 Sanjon Road, Ventura, 648-5161

2nd Place
CAMINO REAL PARK, 4199 Dean Drive, Ventura

3rd Place
LIBBEY PARK, 487 S. Montgomery St., Ojai

 

View

1st Place
CROSS AT GRANT PARK

2nd Place
VENTURA PIER

3rd Place
VENTURA BOTANICAL GARDENS, 398 Ferro Drive, Ventura, 232-3113

 

Yacht Club

1st Place
CHANNEL ISLANDS YACHT CLUB, 4100 Harbor Blvd., Channel Islands Harbor, 985-2492

2nd Place
VENTURA YACHT CLUB, 1755 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, 642-0426

3rd Place
PACIFIC CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB, 2600 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard, 985-7292


EDITOR’S PICK

Best place to go full throttle with the cinema

Muvico Theaters Thousand Oaks 14
166 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks 494-4702

Muvico of Thousand Oaks surpasses the typical cinematic experience where the film is the focal point and everything else may fall into the background. Movie-going here, however, can be as fulfilling as a five-course meal.

Muvico’s strategy is outlined as “to provide a total integrated entertainment experience to the movie-going guest, most important of which is superior guest service.”

The 14-screen, all stadium-seating is based on reserved seating, and its features include the VIP Premier Seating where customers over 21 years of age can purchase a ticket to enjoy the film from a different perspective, the second-floor balcony. The age restriction can be appealing, especially for adults who are yearning for some time among fellow grown-ups. There is a separate entrance/ticket check-in than for the standard screens downstairs, and that allows for faster lines. You have access to a full-service bar and restaurant (Bogart’s Bar and Grill) and are able to enjoy much more than just the usual concessions with your movie.

Inside, the double-wide padded seats (with significant leg room) have built-in trays to accommodate the food, and enormous holders for drinks. For anyone interested in alcohol, there is a wide variety of liquors, beers and wine. And on Sundays, it’s Happy Hour all day at Bogart’s. There is a large choice of non-alcoholic drinks as well.

The VIP Premier ticket also comes with a free and refillable small-sized popcorn.

Muvico also has memorabilia from movies and comics displayed throughout the theater, an arcade, guest loyalty program and valet parking.

And it also offers D-Box seats for select movies. As you watch the film, you are able to be immersed into the action onscreen by the perfectly timed motion-oriented seats and be a part of what you are watching.

You also have the opportunity to watch certain movies on MuviXL, which is a massive screen format that uses two 4K projectors for eight times high-definition resolution, which then allows you to watch an undeniably clear picture. And in addition, you have the accompanying seven-channel surround sound (Dolby Digital 7.1).

Whether you choose standard seating, VIP Premier, D-Box or MuviXL, Muvico aims to enhance your experience; according to its site, it’s not “just about the movie” but being where the “movie is part of the overall entertainment experience.”

—Daphne Khalida Kilea