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Irina and Jeff Shoket Realtor® Aviara Real Estate - Thousand Oaks Header and Link to Local History and InformaitionThe Story of
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Thousand Oaks Open Space - Irina and Jeff Shoket Realtor Aviara Real EstateThe areas recorded history dates back to 1542 when Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo landed at Point Mugu and claimed the land for Spain. Eventually becoming part of the Rancho El Conejo land grant by the Spanish government, giving its basis for the name Conejo Valley (Rabbit Valley)

Thousand Oaks, most commonly known as “T.O.” by local residents, is acity in southern VenturaCounty,California. It was named after the many oak trees that beautify the hillsides, residential streets, and undeveloped areas of the city.

The city shapes the most populated part of the area called the Conejo Valley, which includes Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park (unincorporated area), Westlake

 

Single Family Residence Thousand Oaks - Irina and Jeff Shoket Realtor Aviara Real EstateThis community has recently evolved from a rural Ventura County settlement into an attractive and desirable Southern California City as late as 1960’s. Thousand Oaks offers the ideal mixture of commercial, industrial, residential and recreational space in an exceptional location. Thousand Oaks along with Newbury Park were part of a master planned city, created by the Janss Investment Company in the mid-1950s. It included 1,000 custom home lots, 2,000 single-family residences, a regional shopping center, 200-acre industrial park and several neighborhood shopping centers. Today, Real Estate in the area is moderately expensive, with median home prices around $680,000. Thousand Oaks was in 2006 named one of Money magazine's Best Places to Live…

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Westlake Lake Boat Dock - Irina and Jeff Shoket Realtor Aviara Real EstateA planned community that extends across the Los Angeles and Ventura county line. The eastern portion, is the incorporated city Westlake Village, located on the western edge of Los Angeles County. The city is located in the region known as the Conejo Valley, comprise half of the area surrounding Westlake Lake, and small neighborhoods primarily south of U.S. Route 101. The population was approximately 9,000 in 2008 census. Westlake Village is known for its affluence and secluded character, and is considered one of the wealthiest communities in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

In 1963, the region of Conejo Valley known as Russell Ranch a 12,000 acre ranch was purchased by the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company for the amount for $32 million and, in partnership with Prudential Insurance Company, a new master planned community, a prominent example of 1960's-style suburbanism…

 

Hilltop Home Westlake Village- Irina and Jeff Shoket Realtor Aviara Real EstateMuch of Westlake Village is surrounded by open space,with hiking and horseback riding trails, as well as the vast Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The town borders the Malibu hills, and is nine miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. Coastal breezes clear out the canyons to allow Westlake to stay 10 degrees cooler than
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Newbury Park California, is located in the western portion of the city of Thousand Oaks, an unincorporated area of southern Ventura County. Newbury Park abuts the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, with main entrances at the northern edge of the park at Rancho Sierra Vista and Satwiwa.

 

Vista Newbury Park - Irina and Jeff Shoket Realtor Aviara Real EstatePresently, Newbury Park has the highest median home values in all of Ventura County, around $670,000. It has been ranked as one of the top 100 places to live in the country by Money Magazine. Also, it has the 11th highest per capita income and the 4th highest median household income in the nation (against all other cities with a population of 50,000 or more).

Along with Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park was part of a master planned community by the Janss Investment Company. Newbury Park, along with parts of Westlake Village became part of the City of Thousand Oaks sometime between the 1960s and 1970s. Newbury Park was formerly controlled by Ventura County, but after a community vote, all but Casa Conejo became part of Thousand Oaks.

The area was onec inhabited by the HEID an indigenous peoples 7,000 years ago, then later by an other native peoples the Chumash. Newbury Park contains many ancient burial sites, most near the Santa Monica Mountains in the Southern portion of the area.

 

Hillside Single Family Residence Newbury Park - Irina and Jeff Shoket Realtor Aviara Real EstateNewbury Park is named after Egbert Starr Newbury, who owned most of the of land in the Conejo Valley in the 1870s. John Edwards Howard Mills and Egbert Starr Newbury bought Rancho El Conejo land, and moved his family from Michigan for health reasons in 1871. The historic Stagecoach Inn was used by travelers between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara to the north as a stagecoach station, were they could rest for the night and get supplies.Newbury Park has had an increasing population due to the presence of biotechnology firms and technology corporations of the area, such as Amgen (world headquarters), Baxter, as well as numerous other tech businesses. The community contains two major new residential areas, Rancho Conejo Village (built on the site of the former Rancho Conejo Airport, and Dos Vientos Ranch…

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Oak Park Vista - Irina and Jeff Shoket Realtor Aviara Real EstateOak Park is located in the Simi Hills, in Ventura County, California. It resides in the Conejo Valley, north from Malibu and Agoura Hills and is a part of Ventura County.

 

Oak Park was formedfrom ranch land owned by Cosmo Stevens andMarian Jordan, stars of the radio show Fibber McGee and Molly. The land was purchased by Metropolitan Development Corporation in the 1940s and '50s. Homes were developed starting in the late 1960s. Kanan Road was the only access road to the community, from Agoura Hills, California in neighboring Los Angeles County. As such, the community was served by police and firefighters based in the nearest Ventura County city,

 

Thousand Oaks with L.A. County services responding when able.

In 1967 Ventura County officials who were concerned about the isolation of the community proposed a land swap with L.A. County, but they were rebuffed. The isolation—coupled with the distance to junior and senior high schools—also drove down the property values, and homeowners found it difficult to sell their properties.

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors created a Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) in 1975 to represent the community to County agencies. The MAC persuaded the Ventura County Board of Supervisors to trim Metropolitan Development Corp.'s initial development plan from a population of 26,000. Today there are about 15,000 residents. All available land within Oak Park has now been developed, with the remaining vacant land owned by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District.


In 1999 the United States Postal Service assigned Oak Park its own ZIP code, 91377…

 

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Paramont Ranch Set Agoura Hills - Irina and Jeff Shoket Realtor Aviara Real EstateAgoura Hills a city in Los Angeles County, California is located in the eastern Conejo Valley between the Simi Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains. The area was first settled by the Chumash Native Americans around 10,000 years before present. As the Alta California (Upper California) coast was settled by Spanish Franciscan missionaries in the late 1700s, the El Camino Real (the Royal Road or King's Highway), a road from Loreto, Baja California, Mexico to Sonoma, California, and connecting the Spanish missions in California, was established through the heart of what would later be known as Agoura Hills. By 1900, Agoura Hills was a popular stage stop for travelers along the Camino Real because of its natural spring at the foothills of Ladyface Mountain, one of Agoura Hills' defining geographic features.

In the 1920s, the community was briefly known as Picture City, as Paramount Pictures owned a ranch in the area used for filming Westerns. To obtain a post office of its own the residents were required to choose a one word name, and in 1927 chose a misspelling of the last name of Pierre Agoure, a local Basque man and French immigrant who had settled in the area in 1871 to live the lifestyle of the Mexican rancher and styled himself Don Pierre Agoure, accordingly. Agoure was a successful sheep herder and had a reputation as a swashbuckler. His name was chosen for the post office as it was the shortest name proposed.

Rapid growth occurred in the Agoura Hills area starting in the late 1960s, in the wake of the construction of the Ventura Freeway section of U.S. Route 101 through the city's heart, an action that isolated the northern half of the city from the south. The first housing tracts started in Agoura were Hillrise, Liberty Canyon and Lake Lindero. Growth continued at a rapid pace during the 1970s. Schools were built and much of downtown was erected…

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Open Space Vista - Irina and Jeff Shoket Realtor Aviara Real EstateCalabasas is an affluent city in Western Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the southwestern San Fernando Valley and the Santa Monica Mountains and the entry to the Conejo Valley corador.

 

It is generally accepted that Calabasas means "pumpkin," "squash," or "gourd," derived from the Spanish calabaza. Some historians hold the theory that Calabasas is a translation of the Chumash word calahoosa. In honor of its namesake, the city's Chamber of Commerce holds an annual Pumpkin Festival in October, including carnival games, exhibits, demonstrations, and live entertainment.

 

Calabasas Vista with Single Family Residences - Irina and Jeff Shoket Realtor Aviara Real EstateBefore the Southern Pacific Railroad connected Los Angeles and San Francisco in 1876, Calabasas was a stag stop on the coastal line that was operated by Flint, Bixby & Butterfield. During this period, and up and till the turn of the century, Calabasas had a reputation as one of the roughest and wildest spots in California. A dance hall and a saloon stood on the south side of the Calabasas jail, which was made of heavy timbers spiked together. Alongside the jail grew the famous Calabasas hangman’s tree. This oak was used for quick frontier justice according to historians…

 

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Simi Valley Vista - Irina and Jeff Shoket Realtor Aviara Real EstateSimi Valley is city situated in the southeast corner of Ventura County, California, bordering the San Fernando Valley. The city of Simi Valley is surrounded by the Santa Susana Mountain range and the Simi Hills, west of the San Fernando Valley and east of the Conejo Valley. It is largely a commuter bedroom community feeding the larger cities in Ventura County to the west and the Los Angeles area and the San Fernando Valley to the east. Simi Valley is presently known as the home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, where the former president was laid to rest following his death in 2004. The picturesque views of the surrounding hills of gold are continuous throughout most of the year, and into the mountain ranges to the east as far as the eye can see…

 

Single Family Residence Wood Ranch - Irina and Jeff Shoket Realtor Aviara Real EstateSimi Valley was once inhabited by Chumash Indians. They lived on what nature provided. Along the coast they had an abundant supply of fish from the ocean, while inland in valleys like our Simi Valley, they ate the seeds from sage, acorns from the oak trees, and whatever small game animals were available. The Chumash were among the most advanced California native peoples in he region. Cave paintings help us to realize how much they knew before contact with outside cultures. El Rancho Simi was the earliest Spanish colonial land grant within Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. in 1795 it was given to members of the Pico family, this was one of the largest land grants ever made, approximately 113,000 acres. Later when Mexico became independent from Spain, land was handed out much more freely. Soon after the grant in 1795, El Rancho Simi Adobe was built at the beginning of the Spanish period. Part of that adobe still exists and is a focal point of the Strathearn Historical Park. This was a rest stop between the Missions, San Fernando Rey and San Buenaventura.

 

Currently the city is a growing community of 825,000 people and considered still to be one of the largest bedroom community in the region…

 

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Moorpark is a city in the Southeastern Corner of Ventura County of Southern California. This region of Ventura County was founded in 1927 by Robert Poindexter, he reportedly coined the named after the Moorpark Apricots that grew in the area. The real origin of the name "Moorpark" is not known, but several resources have been suggested. Most sources agree that its origin was Admiral Lord Anson's estate “Moor Park” in Hertfordshire England, where he introduced the apricot in 1688. The city has experienced a great amount of growth since its creation, and more so in the late 1970s. Another theory of the name is that when the Southern Pacific Railroad was surveying the local land in the 1800s for the railway to come through, someone in the party said that the area, with its slopping hills, resembled the the look and feel of the Scottish Moors. The valley where Moorpark is located was originally inhabited by the Chumash. The area was part of the large Rancho Simi land grant given in 1795 to the Pico brothers (Javier, Patricio, and Miguel) By Governor Diego de Borica of Alta California.

 

Downtown Old Moorpark - Irina and Jeff Shoket Realtor Aviara Real EstateWith its rolling hills and beautiful vistas of the local mountains in all directions makes Moorpark a most desirable place to live. Receiving cool breezes from the ocean through the Oxnard plain, the region maintains a lower temperature during the evening hours of the day. Originally Moorpark was in past years an agricultural region growing avocados and oranges. Moorpark is benefited with a commuter train station within the heart of Old Town Moorpark. This makes the area more desirable to those who commute to Los Angeles on regular bases, and want to avoid the drive to and from on the freeway.

Moorpark was incorporated as a city on July 1, 1983. The master plan for communities and neighborhoods begins with "Old Town Moorpark" is the area surrounding High Street, and is the historic center of the city. A feature of the downtown area are the pepper trees that line High Street, planted by Robert Poindexter who was responsible for the plotting and mapping of the town…

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Single Family Residence Camarillo  - Irina and Jeff Shoket Realtor Aviara Real EstateCamarillo is located in the eastern section of the Oxnard Plain with sweeping views of the Santa Susana Mountains to the North and all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Camarillo and the surrounding area has a temperate and livable climate, often referred to as a Mediterranean climate. Its location in a coastal valley brings mild ocean breezes and temperatures in the 70's throughout most of the year. The proximity of the ocean sometimes causes morning fog in the spring and early summer.

 

Camariillo Vista Looking at Boney Mt. - Irina and Jeff Shoket Realtor Aviara Real EstateCamarillo is named after Adolfo and Juan Camarillo, two of a few remaining original California natives of Spanish ancestry to preserve the city's heritage after the arrival of Anglo settlers. As with most cities in Ventura County, it has been noted for its opposition to new development in the area. The most desirable land that reside within the city limits is located on the north and south sides of the Ventura Freeway, this is "permanently" zoned for agricultural use. Recently the construction in these zones show the progressive erosion of permanence. It is home to the Ventura County, California Sheriff's Department Academy, as well as the department's other assets; VCSD Air Unit, SWAT Unit, Bomb Squad and Reserve Officer Academy…

 

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Oxnard is located at the western edge of the fertile Oxnard Plain, and is an important agricultural center, with its distinction as the strawberry and lima bean capital of California. Founded in 1903, it is home to nearly 200,000 citizens and is the largest city in the Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura metropolitan area. Oxnard is a major transportation hub in Southern California, with Amtrak, Union Pacific, Metrolink, Greyhound, and Intercalifornia stopping in Oxnard. Oxnard also has a regional airport. The city is situated in a Mediterranean climate zone, experiencing mild and relatively wet winters, and warm, dry summers. Onshore breezes keep the communities of Oxnard cooler in summer and warmer in winter than those further inland.


Before the arrival of Europeans, the area that is now Oxnard was inhabited by Chumash Native Americans. The first European to encounter the area was Spanish explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, who claimed it for Spain in 1542. Henry Oxnard, founder of today's Moorhead, MN based American Crystal Sugar Co who operated a successful sugar beet factory with his three brothers (Benjamin, James, and Robert) in Chino, California, was enticed to build a $2 million factory on the plain inland from Port Hueneme. Shortly after the 1897 beet campaign, a new town emerged, now commemorated on the National Register of Historic Places as the Henry T. Oxnard Historic District. Ironically, the Oxnard brothers never lived in their namesake city. Oxnard was incorporated as a California city on June 30, 1903, and the public library was opened in 1907, one of only three libraries west of the Mississippi river financed by Andrew Carnegie. Prior to and during World War II, the naval bases of Point Mugu and Port Hueneme were established in the area to take advantage of the only major navigable port on California's coast between the Port of Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay, and the bases in turn encouraged the development of the defense-based aerospace and communications industries…

 

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Port Hueneme

 

Port Hueneme is a small beach city in Ventura County, California surrounded by the city of Oxnard and the Pacific Ocean. The name derives from a Chumash Indian word (Wynema) meaning "half-way" or "resting place". It is believed that central California's original inhabitants the Canalinos Indians, (part of the Chumash nation), used this coastal point of land as a resting place as well as staging location from which they would travel the short distance to the local islands to fish. The area was discovered and colonized by the Spanish in 1542. The name was officially changed to Port Hueneme in 1939.

 

The Oxnard plain where the port is located is home to some of the most fruitful agricultural land anywhere, growing at one time or another, lemons, lima beans, oranges, walnuts, sugar beets, and a distinct strong-willed brand of California farmer. The local grower and farmers hated the truck and rail rates they had to pay to send their produce to the water. As they watched the loaded trucks and trains go by, bound for Los Angeles, they asked, "Why should we send our stuff down there when we've got the ocean at our front door? All we've got to do is build a harbor!" Currnetly the Port of Hueneme is the only deep water port between the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of San Francisco, and the only Navy controlled harbor between San Diego Bay and Puget Sound. The harbor is a shipping and receiving point for a wide variety of goods destined for the Los Angeles Basin and beyond, including automobiles, pineapples, and bananas. Agricultural products such as onions, strawberries, and flowers are shipped.

Port Hueneme has a south-facing sand beach, known for its surfing, year-round mediterranean climate and beach park. The beach stretches eastward about a mile from the harbor and the naval base and includes a wooden fishing pier…

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Santa Paula

 

Santa Paula is a quiet and picturesque small town situated among groves of orange and avocado tress, along the Santa Clara river. Maintaining its charm and flavor of main street middle america but with a south of the border ambience. With so many Southern California cities groaning into massive metropolitan areas teeming with people, highways, and urban sprawl, Santa Paula is an island of quiet surrounded by a very rich history of agriculture and turn of the century victorian homes. Despite the city's lower population and semi-rural setting, Santa Paula is generally bustling with life. People are always out and about, walking, socializing, or playing sports at the city's public parks.

 

Santa Paula is a city dubbed the "Citrus Capital of the World." The initial headquarters of the Union Oil Company of California, Santa Paula was one of the early centers of California's enormous petroleum industry. The region of Santa Paula was originally inhabited by the Chumash an indigenous people of southern California. The town takes its name from the Catholic Saint Paula. Santa Paula is located on the Rancho Santa Paula y Saticoy Mexican land grant of 1843…

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(805) 525-4478

 

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Santa Paula Police
(805) 525-4474


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(805) 933-4225


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Fillmore

 

Boasting a small-town atmosphere which is becoming increasingly rare in suburbanized Ventura County, Fillmore is still one of the quietest regions of the county. the town's relatively remote location away from the West and South parts of the County, this has helped minimize and preserve this atmosphere. Fillmore is located within the historic Ventura County agricultural and tree-farming belt. Higher up into the mountains is the Sespe Condor Sanctuary, where the critically endangered California Condor are recovering, in quiet seclusion. The nearby Sespe Creek is a tributary of the Santa Clara River that flows to the ocean, which is dry for most of the year.

 

Maintaining a classic turn of the century charm, Fillmore’s pride of its beautiful downtown architecture, historic train station, and city hall, and many unique shops and businesses, as well as a prospering winery has mad it a popular filming location for television and movies. Fillmore's economy is still largely driven by agricultural growth. Most agricultural industry in the Fillmore area is related to orange, lemon, avocado and specimen tree farming…

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(805) 524-4438

 

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(805) 524-2233

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San Buenaventura

 

Ventura City Hall - Irina and Jeff Shoket Realtor Aviara Real EstateVentura known for its scenic coastline and hillsides, rich culture, revitalized historic Downtown and environmental stewardship. Ventura has some of the best surfing in Southern California, especially Surfer's Point at Ventura County Fairgrounds. This ideal town is located along the coast between Malibu and Santa Barbara on the Pacific Ocean, overlooking Anacapa and Santa Cruz islands to South. Downtown Ventura is home to the Mission San Buenaventura, museums, galleries, dining, and shopping. Primary areas of activity include California Street and Main Street. Downtown Ventura is also home to the Ventura's ornate city hall building with its famous statue of Junipero Serra. Downtown now features many fine restaurants, wine bars and the acclaimed Rubicon Theatre Company.

The history of ventura begins with the Chumash People a indigenous people that flourish along this stretch of the California coast for ten thousands years, hunting and gathering from the sea and land, living in peace with nature and there surroundings. San Buenaventura was founded in 1782 by Father Junipero Serra, the ninth of the California missions. He named it after the Italian St. Bonaventure, hence the nickname that Ventura is the “City of Good Fortune.” An oil find in 1914 fueled rapid growth. In the years following World War II, farmland gave way to outward suburban development. Growth has slowed in recent decades as Ventura has matured into a prosperous seaside community…

 

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