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Celebrate Earth Day In Beautiful Ventura!

by The Blake Mashburn Group


Earth Day is on Monday, April 22nd! With its incredible natural setting, the community of Ventura takes great pride in its environment. Our residents recognize the importance of celebrating and protecting our beaches, waterways, green spaces, and all the gifts Mother Earth has put in our very own backyard. Be a part of the celebration during the award-winning Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest!!! Enjoy family-friendly, eco-fun and entertainment on Saturday, April 27th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Plaza Park (651 East Thompson Boulevard).


Join 5,000+ neighbors and friends as we celebrate Earth Day. Check out the 80+ eco-exhibits, including the Green Auto Expo, for great informational material and interesting demonstrations. Watch incredible live entertainment by Jade Hendrix, Sea at Last, Anchor and Bear, Shelby Figueroa & the Vine Artist Collective, Grace Fellows, and Pacific Sound (exact schedule TBD). Stretch it out and relax during a free BYOM yoga class. Enter to win amazing prizes during the Earth Day Raffle and Silent Auction. Bring your children to the kids’ activity areas for recycled crafts, fun games, exciting scavenger hunts, and much more! Dine on delicious treats from your favorite food vendors, including The Grilled Cheese Truck, It’s In the Sauce, Rice Balls of Fire, Kona Ice, The Deli Doctor, and Belly BombZ.



Be green and ride your bike to the Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest! There will be a free Bike Valet and ample secure bicycle parking locations.


Blake Mashburn wishes everyone in Ventura County a very Happy Earth Day! If you are interested in Buying your dream home in one of our eco-friendly communities, give us a call today or visit our website at  

Image Credit: Ventura's Earth Day

Eggscellent Ventura County Events To Celebrate Easter!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Easter is right around the corner! You can start getting in the holiday spirit thanks to fantastic community events taking place throughout greater Ventura County! The whole family will have an EGGscellent time at these festive events!



Photos with the Bunny

Dates: Friday, April 12th - Saturday, April 20th

Times: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Weekdays) | 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (Saturday) | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Sunday)

Location: The Collection at RiverPark (2751 Park View Court, Oxnard)

Cost: Varies based on desired photo size and quantity

Dress in your Sunday best and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny himself!


Flashlight Egg Hunt & Hike

Date: Friday, April 12th

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Conejo Creek Playfield South (1300 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks)

Cost: $3 admission | $2 egg hunt hike

Grab your flashlight and your basket and check out this unique egg hunt experience! For added fun, participate in the hike to find more eggs along the trail. There will be a Glow Zone, crafts, and bounce houses for additional entertainment!


Fillmore's Egg Hunt & Chalk Art Festival

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Two Rivers Park (River Street, Fillmore)

Cost: FREE!

Hop on over to Fillmore for a fantastic egg hunt and opportunity to have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny. You can also leave your artistic mark by creating some chalk artwork on the sidewalk.


Easter Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 20th

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Arroyo Vista Community Park (4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark)

Cost: $5 for general admission | $10 all access (includes unlimited attractions, crafts, & games)

Enjoy a fun filled day at this annual event. Participate in the egg hunt, play carnival games, make arts & crafts, pet some animals, jump in a bounce house, and so much more!


Easter EGGstravaganza & Spring Craft Fair

Date: Saturday, April 20th

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Community Center Park (1605 East Burnley Street, Camarillo)

Cost: FREE!

Help find the 20,000 eggs hidden throughout the park! The eggs are filled with tasty candy and fun toys. Along with the egg hunts, this family friendly event features a petting zoo, games, entertainment, and visits with the Easter Bunny. There is also a fantastic craft fair taking place, where you can find unique items for your home and family.


Easter Lunch Train

Date: Sunday, April 21st

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Fillmore & Western Railway Co. (364 Main Street, Fillmore)

Cost: $50 per adult | $29 per youth (ages 4-12) | $25 per child (2-3)

All aboard this scenic ride on Easter Sunday. Enjoy a delicious lunch as you view the spectacular scenery of Heritage Valley. The Easter Bunny will also be a passenger, handing out treats to everyone on the train! Purchase tickets HERE!  

Blake Mashburn wishes you and your family a very HAPPY EASTER! Check out our Website and follow us on Facebook for other holiday and community events throughout the year!  

Ventura Spring Wine Walk & Street Fair This Saturday!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Meet us at the Spring Wine Walk & Street Fair in beautiful Ventura this weekend! Saturday, April 6th, will be filled with unique arts & crafts, delicious wine samplings, and family fun activities!


The SPRING STREET FAIR takes place from 11:00 am to 6:30 pm with FREE admission. The 300, 400 & 500 block of Main Street will be filled with a multitude of vendors, including talented local artists, fantastic non-profits, incredible live entertainment, and So Much More!


From 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, head out on the WINE WALK! Discover the best champagne, wine, beer, and sparkling wines at the various Tasting Sites located throughout Downtown Ventura.


For the ultimate weekend experience, swing by the VIP Bunny Lounge (3:00 pm to 6:00 pm). This 21+ years of age and older area will hold additional wine tastings as well as a variety of exclusive, delicious sweets!


Tickets for this fantastic community event can be purchase online HERE or in person at the Ventura Visitors Center (101 South California Street)!

VIP Bunny Lounge Tickets: $75 (plus fees)

Spring Wine Walk Tickets:  $50 (plus fees)

Tickets are almost sold out! Get yours today!


All proceeds will help the Downtown Ventura Organization in their mission to cultivate a vibrant commercial and cultural district in our community!


Start your weekend fun with the little ones during the annual The Hunt, Ventura’s largest FREE holiday egg hunt! Head to Mission Park at 10:30 am sharp to fill your basket with some of the 25,000 eggs hidden throughout the area! Your little ones will enjoy a special appearance by the Easter Bunny himself! Arts & crafts and the fun kids zone start (featuring face painting, balloons, music, and more) promptly at 10:30 am and do not miss these fantastic egg hunt times for your own “bunnies”:

11:00 am - ADA hunt

11:30 am - 0 - 3 year old hunt

12:00 pm - 4 - 6 year old hunt

12:30 pm - 7 - 12 year old hunt

Image Credit: CBF Productions

Take Your Sweetheart Out For A Romantic V-Day Dinner In Ventura!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Picture this: walking arm in arm with your sweetheart as you head to a romantic dinner in a beautiful beach town..... Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Make that picture a reality by celebrating the holiday in your own stunning town of Ventura! Ventura is filled with incredible dining options, but we decided to make your holiday planning a breeze by offering you a list of the top romantic restaurants in town! Enjoy incredible food and celebrate the love you share at one of these fantastic restaurants this Valentine's Day!

Barrel 33 | 1067 East Thompson Boulevard | (805) 652-1810

--This great wine bar has a special menu planned for Valentine’s Day (Reservations needed). Dine on tasty treats while sipping on an incredible selection of wines.


Café Zack | 1095 East Thompson Boulevard | (805) 643-9445

--You will find an intimate setting within the 1930’s cottage that houses this restaurant and delicious food will keep you and your partner happy and full.


Cafe Fiore | 66 South California Street | (805) 653-1266

--This stylish restaurant offers incredible homemade pasta and bread, as well as all of your other favorite Italian dishes.


Casa Bella | 391 East Main Street | (805) 340-1118

--The stunning decor makes the setting very romantic for your special date. Moreover, the prime cuts of meat and delectable menu offerings make this a top choice for the evening.


Lure Fish House | 60 California Street | (805) 567-4400

--Lure might not be the most intimate, romantic spot on our list, but the seafood cannot be beat. Come here for the food and a fun, lively atmosphere.


Shoals Restaurant at The Cliff House Inn | 6602 Old Pacific Coast Highway | (805) 684-0025

--This Ventura stable has great food, but it makes our list mainly for its setting along the Pacific Ocean. If you can brave the chilly evenings by bundling up, there is nothing more romantic than listening to the waves right next to your table as you dine.


Spasso Cucina Italiana | 1140 South Seaward Avenue | (805) 643-2777

--Enjoy tasty Italian fare and excellent service at this small restaurant in the beach district.

We wish everyone in Ventura a very Happy Valentine’s Day! Follow us on Facebook for more great community information and events throughout the year!

Delicious Deals and Dining This Week In Ventura County!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

It's time to fill your bellies with the most delectable food available in the Ventura county! Restaurant Week is here! Enjoy incredible deals on delicious cuisine and discover great new restaurants in Oxnard and Ojai! Bon appétit!



2019 Oxnard’s Tacos, Treats & Tastings

Friday, January 18th - Sunday, January 27th

Find delicious food and beverage deals at your favorite dining establishments throughout Oxnard. Oxnard’s culinary partners will feature special offerings such as signature taco menus, special treats, and featured beverage tastings, by focusing on the diverse “Culinary” aspect of our Oxnard brand – as a vibrant multicultural experience!


Participating Restaurants


Ojai Restaurant Week

Friday, January 18th - Sunday, January 27th

Enjoy special offerings at participating restaurants during Ojai’s inaugural restaurant week. During this twelve-day celebration participating restaurants will offer special deals, such as affordable prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner, or discounted meals. Visit your favorite eateries or enjoy some new spots.


Participating Restaurants


The Blake Mashburn Group wishes everyone happy dining throughout Ventura County!

Images Credits: California Unpublished and Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce

New Year's Eve Celebrations In Ventura County!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

2018 is coming to an end! Celebrate all the new beginnings that 2019 will bring throughout Ventura County! Whether you are looking for a night of laughter or live music, you will find the perfect way to end the year with family and friends. Ring in the New Year at one of these incredible New Year's Eve Celebrations!


Ventura Improv Company New Year's Eve Fundraiser and Gala

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm | Doors Open at 7:00 pm

Location: Rubicon Theatre Company (1006 East Main Street, Ventura)

Cost: $40 per adult | $20 per child (ages 15 & under)

Purchase tickets HERE!


New Year's Eve Cocktails & Comedy

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Doors Open at 6:30 pm

Location: AMC DINE-IN Thousand Oaks 14 (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks)

Cost: $25 per person (includes popcorn)

Purchase tickets HERE!


West Coast New Year's Eve with Fritz Coleman and Lenny Schmidt

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 10:15 pm | Doors Open at 9:00 pm

Location: Ventura Harbor Comedy Club (1559 Spinnaker Drive Suite 205, Ventura)

Cost: $68 per person (Dinner & Show) | $30 per person (General Admission)

Purchase tickets HERE!


New Year's Eve 2019

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 8:00 pm - 1:30 am

Location: Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach (450 East Harbor Boulevard, Ventura)

Cost: $199 per person (Dinner & Party) | $100 per person (Party Only)

Purchase tickets HERE!


New Year's Eve Dinner Train

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 8:00 pm - 12:30 am | Boards at 7:30 pm

Location: Fillmore & Western Railway (364 Main Street, Fillmore)

Cost: $110 per person

Purchase tickets HERE!


NYE 2019 featuring The Crystal Method

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 8:00 pm - 2:00 am

Location: Discovery Ventura (1888 East Thompson Boulevard, Ventura)

Cost: $30 per person (General Admission) | $75 per person (VIP)

Purchase tickets HERE!


Magical New Year's Eve Party

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 7:00 pm - 12:30 am

Location: Palm Garden Hotel & Spa (495 North Ventu Park Road, Thousand Oaks)

Cost: $150 per person

Call (805) 716-4335 to reserve!


New Year's Eve "Under The Tuscan Moon"

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 8:00 pm - 1:30 am

Location: The Greek Ventura (1583 Spinnaker Drive Suite 101, Ventura)

Cost: $89.95 per person

Call (805) 650-5350 to reserve!



The Blake Mashburn Group wishes everyone a very Happy & Safe New Year’s Eve in Ventura County!

Get In The Festive Spirit At The Holiday Parade Of Lights!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Get in the holiday spirit this weekend at Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker Drive Ventura) as they celebrates with their 42nd Annual Holiday Parade of Lights & Fireworks!!!!


This year's theme is all about the 70's! Have a groovy time watching the colorful boats fill the harbor! With exciting carnival rides, fun holiday activities, great gift shopping, delicious dining, and sparkling lights, there will be something for everyone in the family to enjoy during the festivities this weekend. Parking and event are free!


Friday, December 14th

4:00 pm – Kids Rides & Ferris Wheel

6:00 pm – Santa & Mrs. Claus Visit The Village

6:30 pm – Boat Parade

8:00 pm – Fireworks Display

Saturday, December 15th

12:00 pm – Kids Rides & Ferris Wheel

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm – Winter Wonderland & Holiday Market Place

Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus | Live Reindeer | Dickens Carolers| Toy Soldier Band | Faux Snowfall | Holiday Shopping | Sweets & Treats | Kids Crafts

5:15 pm – 70's Dance Party W/ DJ Darla Bea

6:30 pm – Boat Parade

8:00 pm – Fireworks Display


*Note: Schedules for both days are weather permitting*




Image Credit: Ventura Harbor Village

Get in the Holiday Spirit at the Ventura Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

The holiday social event of the year is finally here! Head to beautiful downtown Ventura this Saturday, December 1st, for Ventura Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair!! Join family, friends, and neighbors for some festive holiday cheer!


Start your weekend with the Holiday Street Fair from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The 400 and 500 blocks of Main Street in Ventura will be filled with unique vendors and incredible live entertainment. Find great holiday gifts from artisans, crafters, and local businesses. Dine on delicious treats from the plethora of food vendors. Marvel at spectacular holiday lighting and enjoy a magical snow fall from 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm. The Holiday Street Fair is FREE and open to the public!


Stick around for the ​Ventura Winter Wine Walk from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm! This favorite annual event features the most delicious wine and beer being served at 70+ Tasting Locations. Tickets for this event are $55 per person (21+ years old) and can be purchased HERE! HURRY before they are all sold out!


Live Entertainment

Upstream | 3:45 pm | Main Stage (California & Main Streets)

Dax | 5:10 pm | Main Stage (California & Main Streets)

Adelaide | 6:45 pm | Main Stage (California & Main Streets)

DJ Cue | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Santa’s VIP Lounge

DJ Bnske | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Glow Tree

The Bomb with Victor Vega | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Museum


The Blake Mashburn Group wishes everyone a very merry time this Saturday in Ventura!

Image Credit: Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau

Election Day is Tomorrow!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Whether a Republican or Democrat, it is important to exercise your right to vote! Election Day, is tomorrow (November 6th)! Have your voice heard and cast your ballot! All polls in California will be open tomorrow 7:00 am until 8:00 pm.


Here is a list of all polling locations in Ventura:


  • 9000 Ventura #101AL | Loma Vista School (300 Lynn Drive)
  • 9004 Ventura #103AL | Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ventura Harbor (1080 Navigator Drive)
  • 9008 Ventura #105AL | Will Rogers School (316 Howard Street)
  • 9010 Ventura #106AL | Ventura Marina Mobilehome Park (1215 Anchors Way Drive)
  • 9014 Ventura #108AL | Blanche Reynolds School (450 Valmore Avenue)
  • 9018 Ventura #110 | Cabrillo Middle School (1426 East Santa Clara Street)
  • 9020 Ventura #111AL/182 | Pacific High School (501 College Drive)
  • 9022 Ventura #112 | Sikh Gurdwara Of Ventura County (3076 Loma Vista Road)
  • 9024 Ventura #113AL | Ventura Police Department (1425 Dowell Drive)
  • 9028 Ventura #115AL | Lemon Wood Mobilehome Park (850 Johnson Drive)
  • 9030 Ventura #116AL | Buena High School (5670 Telegraph Road)
  • 9032 Ventura #117AL | Lighthouse Foursquare Church (6200 Montalvo Drive)
  • 9034 Ventura #118A | Life Tabernacle (8699 Henderson Road)
  • 9035 Ventura #118L | Life Tabernacle (8699 Henderson Road)
  • 9036 Ventura #119 | Trinity Lutheran Church (196 North Ashwood Avenue)
  • 9038 Ventura #120AL | Dudley House (197 North Ashwood Avenue)
  • 9044 Ventura #123AF | 1st Assembly Of God Church (346 North Kimball Road)
  • 9046 Ventura #123LS | 1st Assembly Of God Church (346 North Kimball Road)
  • 9048 Ventura #125AF | Juanamaria School (100 Crocker Avenue)
  • 9050 Ventura #125LS | Juanamaria School (100 Crocker Avenue)
  • 9052 Ventura #127AL | Ventura Church Of Christ (5403 North Bryn Mawr Street)
  • 9054 Ventura #128 | Balboa Middle School (247 South Hill Road)
  • 9058 Ventura #130AL | Atlas School (760 Jazmin Avenue)
  • 9060 Ventura #131AF | Seventh-day Adventist Church (6300 Telephone Road)
  • 9062 Ventura #131LS | Seventh-day Adventist Church (6300 Telephone Road)
  • 9064 Ventura #133AL | First United Methodist Church (1338 East Santa Clara Street)
  • 9066 Ventura #134AL | Community Presbyterian Church (1555 Poli Street)
  • 9072 Ventura #137AL | Junipero Serra School (8880 Halifax Street)
  • 9074 Ventura #138AL | Junipero Serra School (8880 Halifax Street)
  • 9076 Ventura #139AL | Bonaventure Of The Community Building (10949 Telegraph Road)
  • 9078 Ventura #140AL | Ventura Moose Lodge (10269 Telephone Road)
  • 9082 Ventura #142AL | First Church Of The Nazarene (365 South Seaward Avenue)
  • 9086 Ventura #144AL | Portola School (6700 Eagle Street)
  • 9088 Ventura #145AL | Bible Fellowship Church (6950 Ralston Street)
  • 9090 Ventura #146 | Grace Lutheran Church (6190 Telephone Road)
  • 9092 Ventura #147 | Capes At Ventura (760 South Hill Road)
  • 9500 Ventura #151AF | Data Middle School (2060 Cameron Street)
  • 9502 Ventura #151LS | Data Middle School (2060 Cameron Street)
  • 9504 Ventura #153AL | River Community Church (859 East Santa Clara Street)
  • 9508 Ventura #155AL | Community Of Christ (1848 Poli Street)
  • 9510 Ventura #156AL | Vta Ave Adult/Senior Center (550 North Ventura Avenue)
  • 9512 Ventura #157 | Ventura City Fire Station #1 (717 North Ventura Avenue)
  • 9514 Ventura #158 | Poinsettia Gardens (11370 Darling Road, Apt. 1)
  • 9520 Ventura #161 | Poinsettia School (350 North Victoria Avenue)
  • 9526 Ventura #164 | San Buenaventura City Hall (501 Poli Street)
  • 9530 Ventura #165AF | Ventura Moose Lodge (10269 Telephone Road)
  • 9532 Ventura #165LS | Ventura Moose Lodge (10269 Telephone Road)
  • 9540 Ventura #168AL | Salvation Army (650 Petit Avenue)
  • 9550 Ventura #172 | Montalvo School (2050 Grand Avenue)
  • 9554 Ventura #174AL | Poinsettia Pavilion (3451 Foothill Road)
  • 9556 Ventura #175 | The Pierpont Inn (550 San Jon Road)
  • 9560 Ventura #176 | San Buenaventura State Beach Park (911 San Pedro Street)
  • 9576 Ventura #184AFLS | Ventura Missionary Church (500 High Point Drive)
  • 9584 Ventura #187 | Ventura Unified School District (255 West Stanley Avenue)
  • 9586 Ventura #188 | Orchard Community Church (8180 Telephone Road)


All other polling places in Ventura County can be found HERE. To find your exact polling place, click HERE! Make sure to bring a valid form of identification.



We look forward to seeing everyone in Ventura County at the polls! Happy Election Day!


Ventura County Farm Day!

by The Blake Mashburn Group

Along with beautiful coast lines, stunning mountain ranges, and thriving towns and cities, Ventura County is filled with spectacular, bountiful agricultural land. Celebrate our area's farming heritage during the 6th annual Ventura County Farm Day!!! On Saturday, November 3rd, enjoy FREE admission to 20+ local farms. Explore the stunning countryside between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Learn more about the workings of these active farms, try fresh and local products, get up close with animals, and so much more. Plus, the weekend is filled with other fun events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Come discover a side to Ventura County that you rarely get to see for this fantastic annual event!
















Enjoy fun times and great food at the Ventura County Farm Day Kickoff Barbecue! Fill your bellies, play games, listen to live music, and so much more!  

  • Date: Friday, November 2nd

  • Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Location: Oxnard Historic Farm Park (1251 Gottfried Place, Oxnard)



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1190 S. Victoria Avenue, Suite #100
Ventura CA 93003
Office: 805-856-9350
Cell: 805-368-0202
Fax: 805-642-1424