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Oxnard’s Sweet Relationship With The Sugar Beet

Posted by on Mar 3, 2013

Sugar beets played a huge role in the Ventura County area that would later become known as the City of Oxnard. Here’s how it happened.

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Be Local – Build A Stronger Community

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013

Rather than just promoting “buy local,” communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage. Learn why.

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‘Tis The Season

Posted by on Nov 23, 2012

‘Tis the season for gift giving. Why not consider a gift that gives something back to our community?

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Wandering Forth In All Directions

Posted by on Jan 1, 2012

TLVC’s James Wapotich offers a chance to hike the pastoral byways of roads less traveled. First in a series of suggested trails.

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Thanks Berry Much

Posted by on Dec 3, 2011

The post-war boom crowned a new agriculture king: the Strawberry. Part 5 of our history of Gold Coast Agriculture.

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The Stalk Market Boom

Posted by on Oct 29, 2011

The crops that come to mind when discussing Ventura County agriculture are usually sweet and juicy, like strawberries or pixie tangerines. Or celery. Part 4 of our history of Gold Coast Agriculture.

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The Golden Age

Posted by on Aug 3, 2011

Citrus and the rail set the stage for unprecedented stability. Part 3 of our history of Gold Coast Agriculture.

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If You Build It, They Will Come

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011

First the Mission, then the water, then the ranchos… and Ventura agriculture is off and running. Part 2 of our history of Gold Coast Agriculture.

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