Kirkland’s Inc. will open at 301 W. Esplanade Drive in Oxnard. The retailer specializes in home décor, and this location will be Kirkland’s 387th in the nation; it will open on June 25 and is currently hiring, … Red Tandem Brewery opened at 1009 Harbor Blvd. in Oxnard. The nano-brewery features seven high-quality ales brewed and served on-site. … BoHo Chic opened at 973 E. Front St. in Ventura. The boutique offers unique jewelry, a variety of women’s clothing, art, accessories, repurposed furniture and more. … Our Dog House will open at 2568 Channel Drive in Ventura. The facility will serve as a kennel, day care and pet spa as well as offering training. … The Sleep Shoppe will host a soft opening on July Fourth weekend at its new 10,000-square-foot store at 4051 E. Main St. in Ventura. This will be the company’s fifth store in Ventura County. The Sleep Shoppe’s products include mattresses, pillows, furniture, toppers, bedding, accessories, adjustable bases and more. … Valley Cats Adoption Center will open at 790 Hampshire Road, Uunit H, in Westlake Village. The all-volunteer organization rescues cats and kittens in need, rehabilitates and re-homes them. The animals are attended to medically and otherwise, in preparation for adoption. 


Johnson Gardens celebrated a grand reopening at 1055 Johnson Drive in Ventura. The celebration marked the completion of a $28.8 million acquisition and rehabilitation project by the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura (HACSB) that fully renovated the 101 apartment units for extremely low-income seniors and disabled persons in Ventura. HACSB’s and its nonprofit, Homecomings Inc.’s work involved extensive infrastructure, energy and water efficiency improvements and upgrades and interior restoration work. 


Delano Athletica has a new, bigger location at 3036 Seaborg Ave., unit D, in Ventura. The classes cater to all levels of gymnasts. … Rocket Fizz moved to 315 E. Main St. in Ventura. The soda pop and candy shop specializes in gourmet, vintage and unique glass-bottled soda.


The Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, located at 1559 Spinnaker Drive, suite 205, in Ventura is now open to 18 years old and older.

In the name of charity

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme (BGCOP) received more than $21,000 from the Third Annual Women and What We Love fundraising event organized by Mayerson Marketing & Public Relations. All proceeds will support BGCOP’s programs and its 9,200 youth. … With the help of 2,223 volunteers, School on Wheels helped 3,491 homeless students in 2015. The nonprofit organization awarded scholarships to 19 students, distributed 4,162 brand-new backpacks filled with school supplies, provided 3,000 bus tokens for parents to get students to and from schools, and launched three Digital Learning Centers, with 794 students. … Ventura Homeless Prevention (VHP) was awarded a $3,000 grant from the Julius Gius Memorial Foundation of the Rotary Foundation of Ventura. The funds will help VHP prevent several people from becoming homeless. The organization can keep a household from eviction for an average of about $700 (as a onetime rent payment) and, so far, has spared over 1,040 housed, nearly 40 percent of them children. … For the 10th consecutive year, Wheel Fun Rentals has renewed its partnership for the Biking Buddies program with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS). The nationwide program will provide free recreational rentals to underprivileged children and their mentors. The program is valid at more than 50 locations and supports over 20 BBBS chapters; to date, $1.25 million worth of free rentals has been donated.