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Vol. 17, No. 19 – June 12 – June 25, 2024 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

Heritage Square in historic Downtown Oxnard is once again offering free Friday night concerts during the summer, though there are a number of seating options for a fee. The Individual table reservations are available online and run the gamut $54 – $100 plus service fees. There are also limited seats for $10 on a first come first served basis, otherwise bring your low-back chairs and a picnic dinner, or take advantage of the full-service food and beverage options nearby. Over the next two weeks you can catch the Impulse Band on June 14, and the Brandon Ragan Project on June 21. Find out more at HeritageSquareOxnard.com.

Poseidon Brewing Company’s annual Brews, Blues & BBQ will be held on Saturday, June 22, featuring live music from the Guy Martin Band and Looking West. The event runs 1-5 pm with the food catered by Ruff House BBQ. They’re located at 5777 Olivas Park Drive in Ventura.

A fabulous fundraising affair, New West Summerfest 2024 is the kick-off event for their 30th anniversary season calling it Denim and Diamonds to be held at Rancho de las Palmas in Moorpark on Sunday, June 23. Proceeds benefit the New West Symphony’s artistic and educational programs. Tickets are $300 for both the dinner and concert; concert only tickets are $125 while they last. The concert features Jason Scheff (long-time lead vocalist Chicago), Steve Porcaro (Toto), Rick Cowling (Kenny Loggins, Ambrosia, Phil X (Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper) and Sherry Hursey (actress/vocalist). Enjoy iconic hits such as “25 or 6 to 4,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Africa,” “Baba O’Riley” and more. Find out more at NewWestSymphony.org.

The Ventura Music Festival is coming up at the end of July. The Olivas Adobe concert features Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper on Thursday, July 25. All other concerts will be held at the Ventura College Performing Arts Center with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Friday, July 26, Caleb Teicher & Conrad Tao on Saturday, July 27, Bach, Baroque and Bunch on Sunday, July 28, Perla Batalla on Friday, August 2, Jason Vieaux and Julien Labro on Saturday, August 3 and Anderson & Roe on Sunday, August 4. Secure tickets at VenturaMusicFestival.org.

Upcoming special events:

Ventura County Fairgrounds

  • X Games – Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30
  • Surf Rodeo – Friday, July 5 – Saturday, July 6
  • Tequila & Taco Music Festival – Saturday, July 13
  • Ventura County Fair – Runs Wednesday, July 31 – Sunday, August 11
  • The Throw Down Cornhole Festival, Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25

Downtown Oxnard

Oxnard Salsa Festival – Saturday, July 27 – Sunday, July 28 downtown Oxnard

Quick Notes: The Six on Main Street downtown Ventura has closed their doors; Ouro and Danielle Stacy play the Saloon on Thursday, June 20; and Reggae Sundays continue at Café Fiore with Jangala Roots on June 16 and Keyth Garcia on June 23.

Do you have any music-related news or upcoming shows you want help publicizing? Please send all information short or long to [email protected], and for updated music listings daily, go to www.VenturaRocks.com.

Vol. 17, No. 19 – June 12 – June 25, 2024 – Music Calendar

For more listings, additional times and genres go to VenturaRocks.com

The Angry Ferret Brewery
11990 Hertz St., Moorpark
Fri 6/14: Evan Joffred
Sat 6/22: Chris Murphy

Aqua Beachfront Bar (Crowne Plaza)
450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
Wed 6/12: Jerry Breiner
Wed 6/19: Big Adventure Duo

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
8585 N. Ojai Rd., Ojai
Sun 6/16: Daniel Adam Maltz

Boatyard Pub
1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Music 6-9; except Thurs 4-9; Sundays 4-7
Wednesdays: Frank Barajas
Thursdays: Jim Friery (4 pm ); Bluegrass Jam (6:30 pm)
Sat 6/15: Déjà vu Three
Sun 6/16: Epitome of Dreams
Fri 6/21: Teresa Russell & Stephen Geyer
Sun 6/23: Ken Devoe

Bombay Bar and Grill
143 S. California St., Ventura
Thursdays: Ventura Blues Night

Café Fiore
66 California St., Ventura
Wed 6/12: Donna Butler
Fri 6/14: Instone
Sun 6/16: Jangala Roots
Wed 6/19: Fabulous Hangovers
Fri 6/21: Otis Hayes
Sat 6/22: The Dirty Lowdown
Sun 6/23: Keyth Garcia

Cantara Cellars
126 N. Wood Rd., Camarillo
Sat 6/15: Brandon Ragan Project
Fri 6/21: Decadent Decades
Sat 6/22: Runaway

The Cave
4435 McGrath St., Ventura
Wed & Thurs: Bobby Apostol
Fri & Sat: Warren Takahashi

Copper Blues
591 Collection Blvd., Oxnard
Fri 6/14: Flash Pants
Fri 6/21: Tone-6
Sat 6/22: Savor

Deer Lodge
2261 Maricopa Hwy., Ojai
Fri 6/14: The Down Yonders
Sat 6/15: Melisa Carper
Sun 6/16: The Rose Valley Thorns
Thurs 6/20: Soft Machine
Fri 6/21: Blind Pilot
Sun 6/23: Anna Tivel, Sam Weber

Duke’s Beach Grill
1124 S. Seaward Ave., Ventura
Sat 6/15: Brittney and the Bsides
Sat 6/22: The Balance

Four Brix
2290 Eastman Ave., Ventura
Fri 6/14: Heart & Soul
Sat 6/15: Mack and D
Sun 6/16: Mack and D
Fri 6/21: Los Amigos
Sun 6/23: Cary Park

Garage
1091 Scandia Ave., Ventura
Fri 6/14: Adrian Floy & THC
Sat 6/15: Steph’s Rockin Roadshow
Fri 6/21: Robert Heft
Sat 6/22: Buena Onda
Sun 6/23: Vanise Terry Band

The Grape
2733 E. Main St., Ventura
Tues: The Gratitude Jazz Jam
Wed 6/12: Hunter Bergman Quartet
Thurs 6/13: Groove Legacy with Tom Scott
Fri 6/14: The Mer Sal: Scott Kensey Experience
Sat 6/15: Lenny LaCroix (2p); The Surefire Soul Ensemble (8p)
Wed 6/19: Adam Clark Group
Thurs 6/20: The Aristocrats
Fri 6/21: Henry Hey Trio
Sat 6/22: Delta by the Beach (2p); Paul McCallum & Friends (8p)

Heritage Square
715 S. A St., Oxnard
Fri 6/14: The Impulse Band
Fri 6/21: Brandon Ragan Project

Keynote Lounge
10245 Telephone Rd., Ventura
Thursdays: Open Mic
Fri 6/14: Toxic Sushi
Sat 6/15: The Way
Fri 6/21: Pull the Trigger

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sun 6/16: Boom Duo
Thurs 6/20: The Heavy Hitters
Sat 6/22: Shaky Feelin’
Sun 6/23: Irie Smiles

Libbey Bowl
210 S. Signal St., Ojai
Sat 6/22: Fabba
Sun 6/23: Todd Rungren

Limon y Sal
598 E. Main St., Ventura
Music 1-4 pm
Sundays: In Stone

Lucky Fool’s Pub
75 E. High St., Moorpark
Sat 6/22: Doc Rogers Trio

Magnavino Cellars
961 Rice Ave., Oxnard
Fri 6/14: Midlife Crisis
Sat 6/15: David Brookings and the Average Lookings
Sat 6/22: Adam & Sam

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura
Fri 6/15: Burch Studio Showcased
Fri 6/21: Bohemian Queen

Manhattan
5800 Santa Rosa Rd., Camarillo
Wed 6/12: Warren Takahashi
Thurs 6/13: Tom McMorran
Fri 6/14: Lisa Ritner Trio
Sat 6/15: Jeanne Tatum Trio
Wed 6/19: Robert Van
Thurs 6/20: Tom McMorran
Fri 6/21: Tour Support
Sat 6/22: Jeanne Tatum Trio

Margarita Villa
1567 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Fri 6/14: Cinnamon Whiskey
Sat 6/15: Operation 90s
Sun 6/16: Los Amigos
Fri 6/21: Colette Lovejoy Band
Sat 6/22: Little Alice & the Cats
Sun 6/23: Corsican Brothers

Moofish Café (Crowne Plaza)
450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
Fridays & Saturdays 8-10: Dueling Pianos

Mrs. Olson’s
2800 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Sat 6/15: Slow Decay, Plot
Sun 6/16: Teresa Russell

Namba Arts
47 S. Oak St., Ventura
Sat 6/15: Franck Goldwasser, RJ Mischo, Fred Kaplan

Ojai Underground Exchange
616 Pearl St., Ojai
Fri 6/14: Madou Sidiki Diabite
Sat 6/15: Alice Wallace & Cindy Kalmenson
Sat 6/22: Amy LaVere & Will Sexton
Ojai Pub
914 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Wed 6/12: Drea Van Allen
Fri 6/14: Shay Moulder
Sat 6/15: Beau Red
Wed 6/19: Kellen Van Allen
Fri 6/21: Van Allen Twins
Sat 6/22: Chelsey Sanchez

Ojai Valley Brewing
307 Bryant St., Ojai
Fri 6/14: Damaged Goods
Sat 6/15: Zydeco Zippers
Sat 6/22: TD Lind & the Aviators

Onyx
2390 Las Posas, Rd., Camarillo
Fri 6/14: Vinny Berry
Sat 6/15: The Fabulous Hangovers
Fri 6/21: Ray Jaurique Trio
Sat 6/22: Natalie Wattre

Peirano’s
204 E. Main St., Ventura
Sun 6/16: Toni Janotta Trio

Poseidon Brewing Company
5777 Olivas Park Dr., Ventura
Sat 6/22: Guy Martin Band, Looking West

The Raven Tavern
1651 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard
Fri & Sat 8 pm; Sundays 2 pm
Fri 6/14: Jakob Mesina
Sat 6/15: Breaking Bored
Sun 6/16: Doc Rogers Acoustic
Fri 6/21: Doc Rogers Band
Sat 6/22: NDR CVR SPR GRP
Sun 6/23: Teresa Russell

Ric’s Restaurant Sports Lounge
2500 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo
Wed 6/12: Karyn 805
Tues 6/18: Tour Support
Tues 6/25: Tour Support

The Saloon
456 E. Main St., Ventura
Thurs 6/20: Ouro, Danielle Stacy
Sam’s Place
308 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Fri 6/14: Whole Hog

The Shores
1031 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Sat 6/15: Vanise Terry Band
Sun 6/16: Vinyl Gypsies
Sat 6/22: Tommy Foytek Band

The Showroom
550 N. A St., Oxnard
Sat 6/15: Little Wings, Slurred Oath

The Sportsman Restaurant
4426 Central Ave., Camarillo
Sun 6/23: Swing Shift

Strey Cellars
951 N. Rice Ave., Oxnard
Sat 6/15: Ignition
Sat 6/22: Adrian Floy & THC
Sun 6/23: Doc Rogers Band

Taqueria Jalisco
4275 Tierra Rejada Rd., Moorpark
Tuesdays & Fridays: Jim Friery

Tony’s Pizzeria
186 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Thurs 6/13: Singular Nature
Sun 6/16: Unkle Monkey, House Arrest
Fri 6/21: Shaky Feelin

Topa Topa Brewing
104 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sun 6/16: Milo Sledge
Sat 6/22: Sweet Reaper, Joel Jerome & the Blvd Nights, Seth Petterson

Topa Topa Brewing
4880 Colt St., Ventura
Sun 6/16: Jayden Secor
Tues 6/25: Ventura Music Jams

The Twist on Main
454 E. Main St., Ventura
Tuesdays: Blues Day with Hot Roux
Sat 6/15: Cyamak Ashtiani (1p); Joe Delia (3p) I Want my 80s (8p)
Sun 6/16: Jack Keough (1p); Vinny Berry (5p)
Wed 6/19: The 805 Jazz Jam
Sat 6/22: Rhona Ray (1p); Jordan Hobba (3p); Pennies (8p)
Sun 6/23: Ray Jaurique (1 p); Cash Cats (5p)

Vaquero y Mar
435 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sundays: Mariachi
Tuesdays: The Sea Hunter, Lowered Expectations
Wednesdays: The Jelly Jam Band
Sat 6/15: Neurotics, Spider Baby, The Indignants

Ventura Harbor Village
1559 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Sat 6/15: Cava
Sun 6/16: Surfer Joe
Sat 6/22: Colin Kyffin Trio
Sun 6/23: Guilty Pleasure Boys

Ventura Music Hall
1888 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Fri 6/21: MacSabbath
Sun 6/23: Hollow Coves, Billianne
Sun 6/24: Drive-by Truckers

Winchesters
632 E. Main St., Ventura
Music Thurs 5:30; Fri 7 pm; Sat 3 pm; Sun 3 pm
Fri 6/14: Doc & Milo
Sat 6/15: Steve and Sally Williams
Fri 6/21: Hot Roux
Sat 6/22: Mack and D

Vol. 17, No. 19 – June 12 – June 25, 2024 – As I See It

by Sheldon Brown

• From council member Mike Johnson; “Well, if you haven’t heard, I’m not running for re-election. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve on Ventura’s City Council. I’m not sure what comes next year. But for now, I’m not slowing down, shutting up, or giving in.”

He still remains one of our busiest council members. He has, or had, these meet and greets in Ventura. Still two more events you can attend.

  • Mon, June 3, 6pm: Rincon Brewery, Telegraph & Ashwood
  • Sat, June 8, 10am: Second Saturday Cleanup, meet at IHOP on Victoria
  • Tue, June 11, 12pm: Urbane Café on Telephone
  • Mon, June 17, 9am: Hill Street Cafe on Hill Road
  • Sat, June 22, 3pm: Lovewell Coffee, Ventura Ave & Shoshone

• Regardless if a person is a Trump fan, we should be proud that our judicial system, and democracy worked so well in trying an ex-president and finding him guilty of 34 crimes. There aren’t many countries in the world where this process could happen.

Trump now says it was a Kangaroo Court (I doubt if he even knows what that is) and a rigged jury. Now he has had a rigged election and a rigged jury – he just can’t get a break.

This jury wasn’t selected by Biden, and his attorneys interviewed each jury member and approved them to serve. The judge did an excellent and fair job in his instructions to the jurists.

A social media user quipped: “Says a lot about the state of America that in just 8 months’ time they’re going to kick an elderly man out of his house so a convicted felon can live there.”

For the record, I don’t want him or Biden to be my president. Sad these will be our choices.

•An ad I expect to see on TV one day. “If you purchase this $29,000 auto in the next 10-minutes you will receive a free engine.”

•Amazing: Claudia Sheinbaum made history after becoming the first woman to be elected president of Mexico. Her election marks a groundbreaking achievement in a country with a strong culture of machismo and high rates of violence against women. She has also made history as the first Jewish person to be elected president of the predominantly Catholic country. Two things America hasn’t achieved. Sheinbaum is a climate scientist and former mayor of Mexico City. The same day, Yolanda Sánchez Figueroa, mayor of Cotija in Mexico’s Michoacán state, was killed just hours later.

•The Ventura Pier has been closed since January 2023. It is scheduled to reopen before the end of June. The pier has been shut since storms with heavy surf knocked out several support members.

The cost of repairing the pier is approximately $3.2 million. Half of this will be from funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The wooden pier was built in 1872 with a steel addition at the end.

•Governor Newsom has announced that the state will make $3.3 billion available in July to begin building inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment centers to provide very much needed housing facilities and address the homeless crisis. It is estimated that at least 1/3 of the homeless are suffering major mental health issues. The money comes from the $6.4 billion bond measure Proposition 1 narrowly approved by voters in March.

This is wonderful and so necessary.


Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
~ Steve Jobs

Vol. 17, No. 19 – June 12 – June 25, 2024 – Harbor Patrol Blotter

Monday 5/27 7:35am, while on patrol in truck, observed a transient in a parking stall under a tarp at the Launch Ramp.  Checked the wellness, advised not safe area to camp.

12:34pm, observed a small vessel in violation of speed/wake ordinance.  Officers stopped the inflatable, issued warning, conducted a safety inspection.

6:32pm, received report of a sailboat in distress in the sandtrap.  Officers responded in the Fireboat, found the vessel not in distress, escorted back to L/R.

Tuesday 5/28 5:30am, observed NWS issued Small Craft Advisory, raised warning pennant.

6:50am, while on patrol in vehicle, officers removed barricades and caution tape that blocked a smoldering bon fire from last night at Surfer Knoll area.

5:27pm, dispatched to abdominal pain in the Holiday Inn express parking lot.  Officers responded with AMR/VFD to assist the patient.

6:18pm, dispatched to an unconscious person in a vehicle at 1583 Spinnaker Dr.  Officers responded with VFD/AMR to assist the patient.

Wednes 5/29 3:19am, received request for a jumpstart, officers were able to start the vehicle.

5:30am, observed NWS issued Small Craft Advisory, raised warning pennant.

7:23pm, dispatched to a traffic collision at Schooner and Harbor.  Officers responded with VFD/VPD and staged because the involved parties were fighting.  After PD stopped the fight, patrol was cancelled no injuries.

Thursday 5/30 7:50am, while performing maintenance on Rescue Boat 19, the port shaft seal tore open, the vessel was towed to Ventura Boatyard for emergency haul-out.

11:33pm, contacted a transient at the launch ramp restrooms complaining of illness.  The individual eventually refused treatment, moved along.

Friday 5/31 1:54pm, officers working with US coast guard on a 24ft motor vessel with multiple issues and suspicious activity.  Eventually the vessel returned to its slip.

8:47pm, dispatched to a hazardous condition in the Ventura Marina Community.  Officers responded with VFD to an exposure of pepper spray.  Apparently a cat entered the residence and the owner pepper sprayed the intruder.

Vol. 17, No. 19 – June 12 – June 25, 2024 – The Pet Page

Medium-sized dogs have a higher risk of developing cancer than the very largest or smallest breeds, according to a UC Riverside study.

The study, published in the Royal Society Open Science, set out to test a model of how cancer begins. This model, called the multistage model, predicts that size is a risk factor for cancer. As it turns out, it is, but only when considering size variation within a single species.

It is common for cells to acquire errors or mutations as they divide and form copies of themselves. Bigger animals, and those that live longer, have more cells and a longer lifespan during which those cells divide. According to the multistage model, that means they have more opportunities to acquire mutations that eventually become cancer.

Testing this in dogs is even better because you can compare a tiny chihuahua to a great Dane. That’s a 35-fold difference in size, and people can’t come close to that,” Nunney said.

Surveying their mortality rates with three different data sets, Nunney found the smallest dogs, including Pomeranians, miniature pinschers, shih tzus and chihuahuas have about a 10% chance of dying from cancer.

By comparison, many relatively large dogs, such as Burmese mountain dogs, have more than a 40% chance of death from cancer.

However, the very largest breeds, such as great Danes, have less cancer than medium-sized breeds. That is because of a well-known but as yet unexplained phenomenon: the life expectancy of dogs gets shorter with size.

For every pound increase in typical breed size you lose about two weeks of life. A very big dog, you’re lucky if they live past nine years, whereas small dogs can go about 14,” Nunney said. Cancer is predominantly a disease of old age so by having a reduced lifespan the largest dogs have a reduced cancer risk.

A Texas family was reunited with their dog after three years.

They put up signs and searched for Sam but had no luck. That was until they got what they said was an unbelievable phone call weeks ago.

Two women found Sam at a gas station in Arkansas and then took him to Jacksonville Animal Hospital who was able to contact the animal rescue Sam was adopted from thanks to his microchip.

It’s such a beautiful story,” Cindy Hall said. “This story just can’t underestimate the power of a microchip. We are so grateful for everyone that was involved.”

Hall said with help Sam was able to be transported back into their arms. “When we got him it was surreal,” Cindy Hall said.

As a pet owner, it’s natural to be concerned about your furry friend’s health and well-being, but knowing when to seek emergency veterinary care can sometimes be challenging.

To help clarify this, Dr. Lance Wheeler, a clinical assistant professor of emergency and critical care at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, and Wendy Greathouse, a referral coordinator for Texas A&M’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, provide guidance on identifying and responding to pet emergencies.

According to Wheeler, there are two categories of emergencies.

There are emergencies that are immediately life-threatening, like being hit by a car, and emergencies that become life-threatening after an unknown period of time, such as ingesting a toxin that doesn’t display symptoms until 48 or 72 hours later,” Wheeler said. “Beyond these two major categories, emergencies will most likely fall under intoxications, trauma, or an underlying condition that will require medical exams to determine what is wrong.”

Life-threatening emergencies require immediate veterinary attention, and getting your pet to the vet as soon as possible can make a significant difference in their chances of survival.

While not every health concern is an emergency, there are urgent medical concerns that can significantly impact a pet’s health. These issues are not usually life-threatening, but prompt veterinary attention also can lead to an improved outcome.

This could include a fracture or broken bone, which is not usually life-threatening, but if we can get them to a surgeon sooner, the bone might heal better,” Wheeler said. “Other signs of an urgent issue that’s not necessarily life-threatening at the moment include blood in a pet’s urine, vomit, or stool.”

Intoxications occur when pets ingest harmful substances, causing a wide range of symptoms. According to Greathouse, common causes of pet intoxications include being bitten by a snake or ingesting human medications, common household cleaners, holiday foods, spoiled food, or seasonal plants such as lilies, oleanders, and poinsettias.

Unless instructed otherwise, you should not try to induce vomiting because it can delay veterinary attention and cause injury,” Wheeler said. “Instead, drive your pet to the vet as soon as possible and call either the veterinarian’s office or a pet intoxication hotline on your way so that treatment is not delayed. The pet will have a better chance of survival in almost every scenario if we can get the toxin out of their system sooner.”

Greathouse also recommends having specific information ready when you call.

Be prepared to provide as much information as you can pertaining to the intoxication, such as what they ingested, how much they ate, the pet’s weight, and what time the incident occurred,” Greathouse shared.

Trauma, on the other hand, can result from various incidents that may lead to burns, wounds, bleeding, or pain. If you witness your pet experiencing trauma or suspect they may have been injured, it’s crucial to seek immediate veterinary care.

Something as silly as running into a tree or falling a distance as short as one foot and hitting their head could be life-threatening, which is why it is best to visit a veterinarian instead of playing a guessing game with yourself,” Wheeler said. “Just because your pet seems to be looking at you fine and acting normal doesn’t mean they are.”

In some cases, pets can exhibit signs of illness or distress — including an inability to stand or walk, heavy breathing, seizures, vomiting, or abnormal behavior — without a clear cause.

Dr. Kathleen Aicher, an assistant professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explains why parvovirus is so contagious between dogs, emphasizing the vulnerability of puppies and how crucial vaccinations and treatment are in preventing the infection from spreading.

Parvovirus is very easily transmitted between dogs because it takes very little exposure to cause infection, and dogs who are infected can shed the virus for a few days before they exhibit symptoms, unknowingly exposing other dogs to the virus,” Aicher said. “The virus is also very resistant to extreme temperatures and cleaning, so it can remain in the environment for a long time, putting dogs at further risk.”

Joe Parisi, Residential Loan Officer

After more than two decades of commuting from the San Fernando Valley to C Street for surf sessions, Joe Parisi, alongside his wife Tammy of 46 years, decided to permanently relocate to Ventura. Eight years ago, they invested in a weekend home in the Ventura Keys, savoring the local vibe, surf spots, and fulfilling Joe’s dream of boat ownership. Almost every weekend, they would make the trek on Friday afternoon, returning to the Valley for Joe’s work as a residential home loan officer. When the pandemic struck, Joe, like many, pondered the expense of maintaining two homes and decided to sell both their Valley and Ventura Keys residences. Three years ago, they acquired their current home in the Pierpont Lanes.

With over 36 years in the industry, Joe continues to thrive, passionate about assisting people in achieving homeownership dreams and guiding them toward wealth accumulation. The satisfaction of aiding a first-time homebuyer remains a highlight of his job, along with the challenge of salvaging deals when other lenders stumble.

Joe handles financing on everything from small condominiums to multi- million-dollar homes, and 1-4 unit investment properties.  As a mortgage banker and mortgage broker, Joe has access to hundreds of loan products to suit all needs. For more information, please email [email protected], call (818) 687-6047 or visit https://www.rate.com/loan-officers/joe-parisi-255572.

Vol. 17, No. 19 – June 12 – June 25, 2024 – Forever Homes Wanted

Hi, I’m Duke, a shy 6-year-old Chihuahua X in need of a new home as my owner moved out of the country and I couldn’t go. I was given to a family member, but that person is allergic to me. I’m thankful CARL will help me find my forever home.

I’m good with other dogs, children and cats too. I know basic commands and walk well on leash. I enjoy playing with small children, long walks and love to sunbathe. I don’t enjoy being left alone at home.

If you are interested in meeting me, please fill out an online application to meet me.

Canine Adoption and Rescue League C.A.R.L. https://carldogs.org/
CARL Adoption Center-call 644-7387 for more information.


I’m a female tortoise. I was found in Camarillo. I like to run around real fast and chase squirrels.

I’m at the VCAS Camarillo Animal Shelter Animal ID: A847903. Kennel: 147

KB Home announces a rare opportunity to own a new townhome in a prime Ventura, California location

Ventura Chamber Helped Celebrate the Grand Opening of Seaview at Midtown with a Ribbon Cutting on 4/26 .

KB Home recently announced the opening of Seaview at Midtown, a new community in a desirable Ventura location walking distance to the beach. These new homes are designed for the way people live today, with popular interior features like modern kitchens overlooking great rooms, bedroom suites with walk-in closets, and ample storage space. The community’s two- and three-story floor plans feature up to four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. Homeowners will appreciate the planned outdoor dining area as well as the close proximity to award-winning schools.

What sets KB Home apart is the company’s focus on building strong, personal relationships with every customer, so they have a real partner in the homebuying process. Every KB home is uniquely built for each customer, so no two KB homes are the same. Their home comes to life in the KB Home Design Studio, a one-of-a-kind experience where customers get both expert advice and the opportunity to select from a wide range of design choices that fit their style and their budget. Reflecting the company’s commitment to creating an exceptional homebuying experience, KB Home is the #1 customer-ranked national homebuilder based on homebuyer satisfaction surveys from a leading third-party review site.

“We are pleased to offer area homebuyers a rare opportunity to own a spacious, new townhome in a prime Ventura location walking distance to popular beaches,” said Keltie Cole, President of KB Home’s Los Angeles and Ventura Counties division. “Seaview at Midtown is nestled near Ventura’s thriving cultural scene and historic downtown as well as a diverse number of local restaurants, microbreweries, parks and golf courses.

Innovative design plays an essential role in every home KB builds. The company’s floor plans inspire contemporary living, with a focus on roomy, light-filled spaces. KB homes are engineered to be highly energy and water efficient and include features that support healthier indoor environments. They are also designed to be ENERGY STAR® certified — a standard that fewer than 10% of new homes nationwide meet — offering greater comfort, well-being and utility cost savings than new homes without certification.

For more information, call 888-KB-HOMES or visit kbhome.com.