Author: Daphne Khalida Kilea

Biz Buzz

Welcome to Biz Buzz, a monthly dispatch of interesting business news in the VC.   Opening Imagine on Main, a new toy store with toys and gifts for all ages, has opened in downtown Ventura at 540 E. Main St. The store offers toys designed to help children develop their basic skills and has a selection of handmade gifts, both fine and functional art, created by local Southern California award-winning artists. … Sticky Fingers Baking Company recently opened at 2016 E. Main St. across the street from Pete’s Breakfast House and the Golden Egg Cafe in Midtown Ventura. The...

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Biz Buzz

  Opening OJAI: The Marché Gourmet Deli has opened at 133 E. Ojai Ave. in Ojai. The contemporary restaurant offers a variety of fresh-made salads, sandwiches on locally baked bread, fresh-baked cookies, gelatos and much more. … The Mob Shop opened at a new location, 110 W. Ojai Ave. in Ojai. The shop sells all types of bikes, bike accessories and clothing, offers bike rentals and tours, and also has a full-service repair shop. … FILLMORE: Decorated in railroad memorabilia, the Movie Train Cafe is now open on Santa Clara Street and Central Avenue in Fillmore. The cafe is...

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Biz Buzz

Opening: The Hollywood Beach Wine Company will be opening at 3500 S. Harbor Blvd, suite 111, Channel Islands Harbor. The restaurant and bar will serve quality food from a variety of local vendors, as well as an international selection of beer and wine. The executive chefs are Adrien Nieto and Derrick Prince from TV’s season two of Master Chef. … Zephyr Sports, a surf, skate and paintball equipment retailer, will host a grand opening celebration July 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 2978 Seaborg Ave, Ventura. For more information, call 275-2040 or go to zephyrsports.com. The Wedding Tulle...

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Courtroom Roundup

Jose Escobar-Monterrozo of Simi Valley Following five delays of his arraignment, Jose Escobar-Monterrozo, 36, returned to court on June 20, which comes after this reporter’s deadline. He is charged with murder with an associated special allegation of the use of a deadly weapon to commit the crime. On Jan. 25, the police responded to a domestic disturbance call that later resulted in the arrest of Escobar-Monterrozo. Claudia Menjivar, 33, the mother of his 5-year-old child, was found dead in the home they shared in Simi Valley, with Escobar-Monterrozo unaccounted for. Menjivar’s 15-year-old daughter from a previous relationship had arrived...

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New sexual assault allegation added to charges in the Husteds murders at Faria Beach

Joshua Graham Packer, 22, is facing a sexual assault charge in relation to the 2009 Faria Beach murders of Brock and Davina Husted; Davina was pregnant. Packer was indicted in July 2010 for the three murders, plus three special circumstances because the murders were committed in the course of burglary and robberies, and the crimes included multiple murders. On May 4, the Ventura County grand jury indicted Packer for forcing Davina to engage in oral sex and for using a knife to commit the crime, which comes with a special circumstance allegation stating that the murder occurred during this...

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

  1. Spiritual Bodies: Photography by Carlton Wilkinson

    January 10 @ 8:00 am - February 29 @ 8:00 pm
  2. History Lecture Series: Accommodation and Resistance

    January 14 @ 7:00 pm - March 10 @ 7:00 pm
  3. Meleko Mokgosi: Acts of Resistance

    January 22 @ 10:00 am - April 9 @ 4:00 pm
  4. Harold Stoner Clark Lectures

    February 18 @ 4:00 pm
  5. The Death of Civility: On the Birth of Interreligious Rituals of Resistance

    February 19 @ 6:30 pm
  6. The NPR Politics Podcast Live: The Road to 2020

    February 19 @ 7:30 pm
  7. Artist’s Reception at Third Friday Event

    February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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    February 22 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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    February 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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