Fifty150 Brand will hold a grand opening on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 408 S. A St. in Oxnard. The store offers original apparel and accessories for men, women and children, designed with an urban twist. There will be a meet and greet with celebrity George Lopez, 3-5 p.m. … Kanaloa Seafood Market and Kitchen will be opening in Oxnard at 251 Lombard St., which is also the location of the company’s wholesale operations and warehouse. The retail market is now open for business, and the kitchen will officially open to the public on Monday, Dec. 5. Kanaloa is the only International Organization of Standardization-certified seafood company in North America, earning its ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management practices and efforts to reduce the size of its ecofootprint. … Cork opened at 1930 E. Main St. in Ventura. It is a wine and beer bar as well as a shop that also hosts special events. There are at least a dozen wines available daily, craft beers and freshly made food. … Lady Vagabond Vintage opened in Downtown Ventura at 474 E. Santa Clara St. Owners and sisters Solange and Chantal are eco-friendly with their vintage fashions. … Based in Ventura, recently launched Tatul USA developed Tatul, an innovative new process to brighten and refresh tattoos using a device that painlessly removes dead skin. For more information, go to tatulusa.com.
Dead Zone 805 at 2889 Bunsen Ave., unit D, in Ventura has expanded its services. The post-apocalyptic zombie-themed Halloween attraction now offers a year-round event, Operation: Search and Survive. The one-hour-long interactive zombie adventure entails using clues to find a zombie cure before it is too late.
Under new ownership
Park Lane Car Wash at 75 Park Lane in Moorpark is now Los Angeles Auto Spa, owned by Zachary White. The only car wash in Moorpark has been transformed to improved efficiency. It offers quality hand car washes, oil changes (with a free car wash), business discounts and a roof-covered full-service detail center.
And the award goes to …
KuanFen Liu received the 2016 Mayor’s Arts Award from the city of Ventura. Liu is an assistant professor of performing arts at CSU, ChanneI Islands, and he was recognized in the category of Artist in the Community. The award honors an established artist in any discipline who shows artistic excellence and singular efforts to contribute to Ventura’s cultural vitality. … Peter Mullin was honored at the Fifth Annual International Historic Motoring Awards in London, England. Mullin, founder of the Oxnard Mullin Automotive Museum and Chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum, received the Award for Personal Achievement in recognition of his service and leadership to the automotive hobby. … Interface Children and Family Services’ Youth Advisory Board recently received the 2016 Ventura County Youth Philanthropist Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara/Ventura County Chapter. … Oxnard’s Environmental Resources Department was recognized by CalRecycle, receiving the 2016 award for Best Public Service Announcement (PSA)/Commercial for the division’s used oil recycling PSAs.
Korinne Bell was named chief deputy agricultural commissioner for the County of Ventura. Bell has been with the department for more than 10 years and served as a deputy agricultural commissioner. In her new role, she oversees daily operations and stands in when the agricultural commissioner is absent. … Amy Fonzo and Ron Galaviz joined the Economic Development Collaborative — Ventura County Board of Directors. Fonzo is manager of external relations at California Resources Corporation and has leadership and strategic planning experience. Galaviz is the founder of Lead Builders, Inc. in Thousand Oaks and he brings experience in sustaining and growing a small business in Ventura County. … Chrissie Hand is the new addition to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley Board of Governors. Hand is a current member of the Chaparral High School Parent Faculty Club and has chaired numerous committees, including an online auction for Chaparral Elementary that raised a record-breaking $94,000. … Mike Adair, Elissa Davalos and Scott Squires joined the Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County Board of Directors. Adair is a commander and 24-year veteran of the Oxnard Police Department. Davalos is a real estate broker with Keller Williams who brings 20 years of experience to the Family Selection Committee to promote affordable home ownership opportunities. Squires is the owner of Squires Development and Real Estate and a long-time supporter of local and international Habitat for Humanity projects. … Ruth Osuna was selected as the assistant city manager for the City of Oxnard. Osuna will oversee the operations and services provided by the economic development, development services, housing and public works departments. She has 20 years of experience in the municipal, financial services and nonprofit industries. Her duties began Nov. 28. … Port Hueneme City Council approved Rod Butler to assume the position of city manager. Butler replaces Cynthia Haas who resigned last December. Butler comes to Port Hueneme with seven years of previous city manager experience, including the cities of Upland, Patterson and Crescent City. He also has six years in management capacities in Pomona, Ontario and the County of San Bernardino. … Desiree Rangel was promoted to president/chief managing director of the Sleep Disorders Center Inc. (SDC), one of the leading sleep diagnostics laboratories in the county. Rangel will be responsible for the quality of the work performed, employee management and developing and working within the budget. … Claudia Shah is the new adviser at the Small Business Development Center of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (SBDC), which provides free one-on-one professional business assistance. Shah is bilingual and will help launch a Spanish-language program designed to strengthen the capacity of SBDC to help Spanish language businesses. … Aurora de la Selva, Kim Hoffmans and Tatiana Juarez joined the Ventura College Foundation (VCF) Board of Directors. De la Selva is a retired educator who spent over 28 years with the Ventura County Community College District as a college professor and academic counselor. Hoffmans currently serves as vice president of academic affairs at Ventura College and previously spent more than 21 years as a full-time nursing faculty member and dean at Moorpark College. Juarez is the first-ever current student to serve on the board; she is in her second year at Ventura College where she is president of the Associated Students of Ventura College. The new officers appointed to VCF’s board are: Rob van Nieuwburg, business relations director at Ventura Toyota; Ruth Hemming, Ed.D., retired Ventura County Community College District administrator; Michael Montoya, retired Southern California Edison executive; and Alex Kolesnik, Ventura College mathematics professor and Academic Senate president. … Betsy Blanchard Chess has been elected to Santa Paula-based Limoneira Company’s Board of Directors. Chess is currently the director of development, Museum of Ventura County. … Robyn Daniels was named branch manager by Rabobank N.A. for the bank’s South Victoria Avenue location in Ventura. Daniels was previously branch manager for Rabobank’s Carpinteria branch and brings more than 25 years of banking and financial services experience to the position. … Meathead Movers, the student athlete moving company, recently teamed up with local colleges to hire 50 enthusiastic “Meatheads” and “Princess Packers” to join its Ventura County team, based in Camarillo.
In the name of charity
Aera Energy, Ventura County’s largest onshore oil producer, donated 20 turkey dinners and trimmings to Casa Pacifica Center for Children and Families. Aera and its employees held a Thanksgiving food drive, assembling boxes of food, each with enough for a traditional Thanksgiving meal for a family of six. Casa Pacifica delivered the boxes through its Thanksgiving Dinners in a Box program. … The Channel Islands Gulls of Ventura County recently donated a record $25,000 in charitable gifts to 10 Ventura County Charities. The recipients this year are: California Coastal Horse Rescue, Camarillo Hospice, El Centrito Family Learning Center, Girls Empowerment Center, Kids’ Art Ventura;, Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurses Association; National Alliance on Mental Illness; Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Foundation, St. Vincent De Paul, and Ventura County Rescue Mission (Lighthouse for Women and Children).
Economic Development Collaborative — Ventura County Small Business Development Center received $25,000 from the Business and Entrepreneurship Center at Cuesta College as part of the Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy initiative. The funding was granted through the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Offices and will allow SBDC to add more workshops, advisers and outreach to provide skills that are in demand by employers, develop relevant career pathways and get local workers into open jobs. … Open at CSU, Channel Islands, at 1 University Drive in Camarillo are: Santa Rosa Village, a four-story residential hall, accommodating up to 600 students. The building is energy-efficient and meets CAL Green standards. Also, Islands Cafe reopened after an expansion. The cafe now offers both indoor and outdoor seating and has expanded its menu to include a variety of items, including Asian dishes, artisan pizzas, gluten-free dishes, all day breakfast and more. … After three years of construction, the Ventura College Art Department is holding its grand opening of the remodeled Studio Arts Building (SAB) and the newly constructed New Media Gallery on Thursday, Dec. 1, 6-8:30 p.m. (4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura). Opening ceremonies will take place across from the New Media Gallery, followed by studio class demonstrations, faculty and student displays, and a closing reception with light refreshments for the exhibition Innovation and a Rejection of the Past: The Artistic Avant-Garde. The event is free and open to the public.
Ventura County Behavioral Health opened Horizon View Mental Health Rehabilitation Center at 333 Skyway Drive in Camarillo. The 16-bed, locked mental health care facility will provide specialized care for residents in Ventura County with mental illness. This is the 20th mental health rehabilitation center in the state. … The California Office of Traffic Safety awarded a $135,000 grant to the Ventura Police Department. The grant is in support of a year-long special traffic enforcement and crash prevention program that includes activities such as distracted driving enforcement, court stings, DUI checkpoints, educational presentations and more.