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Ventura County located on California's Pacific coast

by Fernando Maxilian

Ventura County Now Staff
December 1st, 2011

Ventura County is a county in the southern part of the U.S. state of California. It is located on California's Pacific coast. It is often referred to as the Gold Coast, and has a reputation of being one of the safest populated places and one of the most affluent places in the country. It is ranked as one of the 100 highest-income counties in the country and as the sixth wealthiest county in California by per capita income. This is partly because it is part of the Tech Coast Area, and has a large presence in technology corporations like telecommunications, healthcare, development, and especially biotech corporations, most of which are located in the Conejo Valley. As of December 2008, the median home price was $355,000.

As of the 2010 census, the county had a population of 823,318. The county seat is the city of Ventura (formally known as San Buenaventura). Ventura County's largest city is Oxnard, with a population of about 200,000.

Ventura County can be separated into two major parts, East County and West County. East County consists of all cities east of the Conejo Grade. Geographically East County is the end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in which the Conejo Valley is located, and where there is a considerable increase in elevation. Communities which are considered to be in the East County are Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Lake Sherwood, Hidden Valley, Santa Rosa Valley, Oak Park, Moorpark, and Simi Valley. A majority of these communities are in the Conejo Valley.

West County, which is everything west of the Conejo Grade, consists of communities such as Camarillo, Oxnard, Somis, Point Mugu,Port Hueneme, Ventura, Ojai, Santa Paula, and Fillmore. West County consists of some of the first developed cities in the county. The largest beach communities are located in West County on the coastline of the Channel Islands Harbor.


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Master Chorale of Ventura County – Fall Concert Information

by Fernando Maxilian

Ventura County Now Staff
November 1st, 2011

Master Chorale of Ventura County – Fall Concert Information

TICKET ORDERING 805-654-0995


You are invited to hear VOICES RISING in dazzling song!


WONDROUS MUSIC: “The Requiem by Karl Jenkins


Master Chorale of Ventura County,

Burns Taft, Conductor

With Master Chorale Children’s Choir,

Cheryl Gillaspy, Conductor


Karl Jenkins’ Requiem is a magical mix from many cultures.  Along with the stunningly beautiful Pie Jesu and In Paradisum, it includes Japanese haiku with delicate, epigrammatic commentary on the liturgical text.  Japanese flute, strings and a delicate array of percussion accompany the music.  It unlocks an emotional response unlike any other music. 


Saturday, November 5, 2011, 8 PM

Samuelson Chapel, Cal Lutheran University

60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360


Sunday, November 6, 2011

First Presbyterian Church

850 Ivywood Drive, Oxnard, CA 93030


Tickets: $20



Featuring the “Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten


Master Chorale of Ventura County,

Burns Taft, Conductor

with Master Chorale Children’s Choir,

Cheryl Gillaspy, Conductor


Celebrate Christmas with Benjamin Britten’s exuberant “Ceremony of Carols”, featuring voices and harp.  Be inspired by the Choir of Children!!  Enjoy favorite carols, plus special carol selections from Puerto Rico, Mexico and Spain – a musical tradition to treasure!!  


Friday, December 16, 2011, 8 PM

Sunday, December 18, 2011, 4:30 PM

Mission San Buenaventura

211 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001


Tickets: $25, Priority Seating; $18, General Seating

Ticket Phone: 805-654-0995