On Sept.23 a ground breaking ceremony was held for the new Kaiser Permanente medical building to be located at 4949 Market St. just off of the 101 freeway. The 57,000 square foot building will house obstetrics-gynecology, orthopedics, podiatry, plastics, gastroenterology; hematology/oncology, an infusion center; ophthalmology, optometry with optical dispensing, urgent care, as well as blood draw; general radiology and pharmacy. The ceremony was attended by Ventura Chamber members, City Council members, Kaiser employees and other dignitaries. The facility will take over a year to be completed. The Kaiser services provided on Main St. in mid-town will be closed at that time.