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Did You Know… National Happy Hour Day

Posted by on Nov 12, 2020

Did you know… that “Happy Hour” began as an event in the military? It is believed that the term comes from events organized for the US Navy in 1913. Here’s the whole story.

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Did You Know… ? Jungleland USA

Posted by on Aug 27, 2020

Did you know… that Jungleland USA was located on the current site of The Thousand Oaks City Hall/Civic Arts Plaza? Louis Goebel opened his animal park in 1926 as a support facility for Hollywood. Here’s the whole story.

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Did You Know… ? Hidden Valley Ranch

Posted by on Aug 22, 2020

Did you know… that Ranch Dressing was developed on a local ranch? Learn more about what happened at the Hidden Valley Ranch.

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Did You Know… ? California Pumpkins

Posted by on Oct 21, 2019

Did you know… that California ranks second in production of pumpkins in the US? Learn more and also check out our list of local pumpkin patches.

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Did You Know… ? Ortega Adobe

Posted by on Aug 1, 2019

Did you know… that the Ortega Chili Company got started in Ventura? You can visit the original Ortega Adobe on Main Street downtown. Learn all about it.

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Did You Know… ? Ventura County Fair

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019

Did you know… that early Ventura County Fairs featured bullfights? The Ventura County Fair was established in 1875. Here is a bit of its history.

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Did You Know… ? Gluten Free

Posted by on Jul 27, 2019

Did you know… that “Gluten Free” got its start in Ventura County? Learn how it happened.

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Did You Know… ? The Scary Dairy

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016

Did you know… that the Camarillo State Mental Hospital also housed a working dairy? It came to be known as the Scary Dairy. Get all the spooky details here.

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