Moorpark Veterinary Hospital was established in 1990 by Dr. Al Schwartz. Our mission is to help strengthen and lengthen the bond between pets and their people by offering the highest quality veterinary health care. We take great delight in providing education to enable you to make informed pet health care decisions. We take pride in offering compassionate and comprehensive care, evoking trust and confidence. We treat all pets like our own because we understand they are family.
Bob Kelsey and Steve Hoppel hope your visit will help you understand the opportunities and potential rewards that are available when you take a proactive approach to your personal financial situation. We have created this Web site to help you gain a better understanding of the financial concepts behind insurance, investing, retirement, estate planning, and wealth preservation. Most important, we hope you see the value of working with skilled professionals to pursue your financial goals.
We're here to help educate you about the basic concepts of financial management; to help you learn more about who we are; and to give you fast, easy access to market performance data. We hope you take advantage of this resource and visit us often. Be sure to add our site to your list of "favorites" in your Internet browser. We frequently update our information, and we wouldn't want you to miss any developments in the area of personal finance.
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Smart & Final is a truly unique company, combining today's state-of-the-art technologies and management practices with the historical perspective of one of the West's pioneer companies.
The year was 1871, and Los Angeles was a small, dusty, ranching town. Streets were unpaved, buildings were modestly wood or adobe and the enclave's 6,000 residents probably were outnumbered by local sheep and cattle. Los Angeles mainly produced hides, wool and tallow. Indeed Los Angeles couldn't begin to compare with its northern neighbor, bustling, cosmopolitan San Francisco.
But Los Angeles' rural ambiance didn't deter partners Herman Hellman, Jacob Haas and Bernard Cohn from launching a new grocery business. Housed in a two-story brick building on Los Angeles Street, Hellman-Haas Grocery Co. sold necessities of the day including flour, brown sugar, salt, patent medicines, rope, sheepherding supplies, chewing tobacco and gunpowder.
Packaged goods were unknown: Hellman, Haas' food staples arrived in bulk and typically were sold by weight. There were prunes in huge casks, barrels of currants from Greece and rice for the town's burgeoning Chinese population. So vital was the store that Hellman, Haas was one of seven names in the first Los Angeles phone directory!
Indeed the entrepreneurs behind Hellman, Haas were a distinguished group. Herman Hellman later succeeded his brother, Isias, as head of the then-esteemed Farmers and Merchants Bank, which also was founded in 1871. Isias Hellman was among the group of community leaders who donated the land upon which the University of Southern California was built.
Meanwhile, Abraham Haas, Jacob Haas’ younger brother who had joined Hellman, Haas in 1873, launched the first flour milling and cold storage businesses in Los Angeles, along with several electricity and gas companies - the forerunners of current Southern California power companies. Bernard Cohn later entered politics and briefly served as Mayor of Los Angeles.
By the turn of the century, Hellman, Haas had changed hands: The sole owners now were Abraham Haas and Jacob Baruch, who bought out Herman Hellman. The company name was changed to Haas, Baruch & Co. in 1889.
Meantime, Haas, Baruch introduced its private Iris label on canned tomatoes and launched a tradition of artistically designed labels to emphasize the cans' high quality contents. By 1895, the grocer's sales reached $2 million--a huge sum at the time.
By 1900, Haas Baruch was the burgeoning city's preeminent wholesale grocer. Over the next two decades, a chain of events - including construction of the L.A. Aqueduct, the discovery of oil in Long Beach and the opening of the Panama Canal - pushed the local population to nearly one million. Abraham Haas left Southern California at this time and moved to San Francisco to found Haas Wholesale Grocers which became the leading wholesaler in the Bay Area. His son, Walter, who worked with his father in the food business, left to join a struggling clothing manufacturer, Levi Straus. Under his direction, the company flourished and Walter served as president for three decades, bringing Levi Straus to international fame. The Haas mansion in San Francisco, the original home of Abraham Haas, is now open to private tours as a San Francisco Historical Home.
On a parallel basis, the Santa Ana Grocery Company, which was founded in 1912 and mainly supplied feed and grain to local farmers, was sold in 1914 to J.S. "Jim" Smart, a banker from Saginaw, Michigan. Jim was then joined by partner H.D. "Hildane" Final, and the company name changed to Smart & Final Wholesale Grocers. The business relocated near the docks in San Pedro and immediately prospered. By 1919, sales surged to $10 million.
The grocery industry was also changing. As retail grocers gained strength, many were negotiating discounts directly with manufacturers, avoiding wholesalers altogether. Competition turned brutal: Of the city's 16 wholesale grocers in 1920, only 7 were left a decade later. Smart & Final survived by offering better service and by pioneering the "cash-and-carry" concept in Los Angeles. Previously, grocery stores - even at wholesale - required a clerk to collect goods for the customer.
Smart & Final rightly figured the chain could reduce overhead by introducing self-service but still retain high-quality selection and service. Its novel cash-and-carry debuted in Long Beach in 1923. Another innovation was locating stores near customers' businesses, recognizing the importance of their time and sparing them the trek to a remote warehouse.
In 1953, Smart & Final merged with Haas, Baruch, with Smart & Final the surviving company. The company shifted its headquarters to Haas Baruch's new warehouse in Vernon, Calif., which was quickly becoming the preferred distribution location for a number of wholesale and retail companies. Shortly thereafter, the company was acquired by a leading supermarket chain, Thriftimart, and grew to 83 units by 1984. Later that year, Thriftimart stores were liquidated and the company's resources focused on an aggressive Smart & Final store modernization and expansion program.
Smart & Final later expanded into the Florida market and acquired Broadline foodservice distribution businesses, but exited those businesses in 2003 in order to focus all company resources on its core store operations in the West.
Smart & Final was acquired by private equity firm Apollo Management in May 2007. Later that year, the company entered a new niche of food retailing when it purchased 27 Southern California Henry’s Farmers Market Fresh stores and 8 Texas Sun Harvest stores. Smart & Final sold the Henry’s and Sun Harvest stores to Sprouts in early 2011. The Company was acquired by Ares Management, a private equity firm, in 2012.
Two years later, Smart & Final marked another historic moment with an initial public offering (NYSE: SFS) of 13,450,000 shares. In May of 2015, the company announced the launch of its new branding campaign which placed the “&” ampersand front and center to showcase the company’s relationship with both its customers and the communities it serves. The “&” symbolizes the powerful pairings that give Smart & Final its true identity which include: Warehouse & Market; Friend & Neighbor; Business & Household; Restaurant Quality & Low Prices.
Today, Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SFS), is a value-oriented hybrid retailer serving business and household customers alike. Headquartered in Commerce (Los Angeles), CA where it was founded. The Company operates grocery and foodservice stores under the “Smart & Final,” “Smart & Final Extra!” and “Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice” banners in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho and Montana, with an additional 15 stores in Northwestern Mexico operated through a joint venture.
Smart & Final is committed to supporting and encouraging small businesses, bringing more jobs to town and giving back through volunteer work and company donations to local non-profits. The Smart & Final vision comes alive in everything we do; nourishing communities one neighborhood at a time.
WE WILL RISE TOGETHER: From your first class you'll discover several reasons our program operates on a higher level. First, the Level 3 student and instructor family is strong. Our students display a "can do" attitude, mutual respect, positive social energy, and work-ethic when training that creates our friendly and energetic atmosphere - great people attract great people. Weekly, our instructors strive to improve their own skill, further understand our martial art, and create new and innovative approaches to ensure your training is fulfilling all year long. To ensure our instructing team is at our best each year we "re-certify" our ranks and skill standards in addition to learning important skills like CPR and First-Aid.
OUR STUDIO ENVIRONMENTS ARE REFRESHINGLY SIMPLE: Second, our studio environments are clean, private, safe, and offer convenient training times that can fit most any schedule. Parents, you'll notice that our studio layouts are designed to view your children's training without interruption. Plus, our locations are in safe areas that offer plenty of parking and easy access.
OUR TRAINING SYSTEM IS ALL ABOUT YOU: Third, our Kempo training system is very well respected in the martial arts community because people of all ages and body types can use its principles effectively. Plus, different from other martial arts styles, even our classical elements translate well to real life situations. Our unique curriculum and training method allows us to interact with each other in a safe and practical way so you can understand how the techniques evolve as you become more experienced and rise through each level of training. This is how you gain the confidence, belief, and security you and your family deserve.
Professional private and group martial arts fitness training for men, women, teens, and children.
Level 3 Martial Arts Performance offers a unique approach to martial arts fitness training combining the ancient traditions of a time-proven skill with the modern day champion mindset you'd expect from a high performance athlete. Our classes are age-specific and teach you to protect yourself from everyday dangers like bullying, stress, poor health, and negative scenarios. Students will also develop important life-enhancing qualities like confidence, awareness, focus, self-control, mental agility, and of course practical self-defense skills that help you deal with any physical confrontation you might experience. Our Kempo martial art style is versatile and extremely well-rounded and provides a complete training experience while our clean, friendly, and respectful environments remain the perfect place to gain a new social experience while developing the skills you need. Our passion for the martial arts and meeting new people inspires our instructing team to teach our best in every private and group lesson. Your experience is what's important to us - your goals and interests matter most, not ours. So expect to be welcomed by new friends and reach a new level of personal performance this year!
Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 1000 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne.
Referred with confidence by past clients and Realtors nationwide for 37 years ABR, CRS, e-Pro, GRI, LTG, SRES Designations California Association of Realtors Director (31 years) Women's Council of Realtors State President, 1998, and National Association of Realtors' Director. I was the President of the Southern California chapter of CRS for 2007. Emily and her husband Jim are members of Wood Ranch Golf Club and she is Chairman for the Ladies Association there.
I've devoted my life to service through leadership -
in my profession and in my community.
My goal is to educate my clients so they can make the best decision
for themselves to meet their real estate goals.
Thousand Oaks, North Ranch, Westlake Village, Oak Park,
Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Simi Valley, Newbury Park and Moorpark
Navarro Vineyards was founded in 1973 by Ted Bennett and Deborah Cahn. In the early seventies, Ted and Deborah were searching for a perfect place to grow Gewürztraminer and settled on a 900 acre sheep ranch in the Anderson Valley. The ranch has a rugged terrain and climate similar to Alsace which promised that the grapes would ripen late in the growing season with tart acidity. During the last forty + years they have planted about 120 acres of grapes. As well as their beloved Gewürztraminer, Navarro grows estate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. Ted and Deborah have been joined by their grown children, Aaron and Sarah Cahn Bennett, who are actively involved in the family business
Vinemark Cellars Winemaker Mark Wasserman grew up watching his grandfather, Papa Joe, make wine in his basement in Ontario, California for friends and family to enjoy. It was only fitting that later in his life, Mark would set out to honor his grandfather's legacy by crafting wines from premium select vineyards throughout California, including vineyards in Santa Ynez, Paso Robles, Monterey and Napa Valley. Mark believes that wine is made in the vineyard, and not limiting himself to an Estate vineyard gives him the opportunity to source fruit with the best varietal characters. Rather than forcing himself to fit a set style of wine, Mark lets the vineyards express their fruit forward flavors and attributes. By not over-extracting or overpowering the wines in the cellar, Mark is pleased to offer wines with bold fruit, complexity and delightfully balanced tannins.
ONEHOPE was founded by eight friends with a lofty vision: to create exceptional products that inspire people to indulge while doing good. We were in our early 20s, passionate enough to work hard and just naive enough to not be scared. We loaded up our cars, hit the streets and started selling the 168 cases of wine we had in a public storage unit.
In 2009, a gentleman named Michael introduced himself at a trade show and wanted to help us. We later discovered it was Michael Mondavi, of the iconic Mondavi Wine family. His son Rob Mondavi Jr. has been our primary consulting winemaker ever since.
People may buy our wine the first time because of what we stand for, but they continue to come back because the wine is great. Our commitment to quality wine is as important as our commitment to the causes we support.
To date we have made more than $2 million* in donations, providing over 2,600* clinical trials for cancer patients, 13,000* forever homes for shelter animals, 1.1* million meals for children, 33,000 life-saving vaccines and much more.
We are proud of the impact we’ve been able to make and grateful to our supporters who give us the opportunity to continue. If you have ever purchased ONEHOPE products, or even told our story, you’re part of something bigger than a brand. You’re part of a movement to make giving back part of what you do every day.
Thank you for being part of the movement and making the world a better place.
There is something special about beer. Something uniquely intrinsic about its nature that brings people together to celebrate life, feats of strength and the honor earned from a hard day's work.
So take hold of your glass, and raise it high. Here's to you. Here's to the day. And here's to the glory and the power of beer.
Enegren Brewing Company started in the dorm rooms of Loyola Marymount University where Brew Captain Chris Enegren brewed his first batches with extract on a friend's on-campus apartment stove. Chris quickly outgrew his stovetop setup and designed and built a 10-gallon all grain system that summer. At this point he had moved out of the dorms and into a house off campus where his younger brother Matt joined in brewing. As a side note this may be the first civilized meeting of the two brothers in the 18 years they had been around one another. They brewed together for a year with help from several friends before they had to move the brewery. Enter Brew Chief Joe Nascenzi. Joe and Chris played on the LMU Lacrosse team together and when Joe heard that Chris was looking for a place to relocate the brewery, he gladly offered up his backyard and garage. Thus the three EBC crew were formed.
After graduation, the 10 gallon brewery moved back to the Enegren family residence in Moorpark California where it got a complete overhaul and became an automated brewery. The goal then was create a brewery where we could repeat our batches with reasonable consistency in order to finalize recipes with the hopes of a commercial brewing future. Then one morning as the three of us were just finishing up an all night double brew, we realized that if we were going to put so much time and money into brewing, we might as well go for our commercial dreams.
And so we created our commercial brewery. We moved to a custom 3-barrel brewery in designed by Chris and built by Premier Stainless in San Diego. We opened on July 31st 2011 with two beers on tap - Valkyrie Altbier and Protector IPA. We soon expanded to additional seasonal brews, various special releases and several barrel aged brews.
We soon reached our max capacity at this small 3-BBL brewery and in 2013 began planning a new 15-barrel brewery in a new, larger location in Moorpark.
On January 24th, 2015 we opened our new 15 barrel brewery a block away from our old brewery. This new brewery increased our capacity by over 5 times with room to grow over the next few years. We also expanded our tasting room, added more taps, and expanded our distribution around the community. Currently we're ramping up production and working toward additional fermentation capacity.
Cavaletti Vineyards focuses on producing wines that authentically express unique vineyard sites in and around Ventura County.
The abundant sun and cool nights of the coastal and high altitude microclimates produce elegant and balanced expressions of Rhone varietals like Syrah, Mouvedre, and Grenache. Zinfandel, Sangiovese, and Tempranillo achieve richness and full complexity in the warmer climate locations. We believe that both cool climate and warm climate sites have interesting things to say and should be celebrated.
Our philosophy is to interpret the vintage, gently guide it, and honestly share what it has to say. We are farmers first and foremost. Winemaking has sex appeal, but that obscures the fact that it is mostly farming and hard work. Our role is as stewards of the land and accept that nature is doing the real work and that we play only a small supporting role.
Our vineyard practices focus on respecting the natural resources we have and delivering them in better condition to the next generation. We farm multiple vineyards ourselves and partner with thoughtful farmers in our area.
Our wines are released twice per year to our mailing list customers and are available at select retailers and restaurants in Southern California.
Patrick Kelley grew up in the small town of Niantic, Connecticut and didn’t know anybody that drank wine. His father was a commercial fisherman and he spent his summers working as a deckhand on their lobster boat. This led to a curiosity about the natural world around him and the value of a day’s work. He attended Springfield College and muddled his way academically to a degree in the biological sciences while spending most of his effort on earning all American honors as a captain of the wrestling team. Upon graduating he miraculously got a job at a Yale University affiliated research laboratory where they somehow never asked what his grade point average was. In a moment of foreshadowing a professor mentioned that he ought to go apply to the school of forestry because, “It seems like the right kind of career for you.” He ignored that sage advice and instead moved to Southern California where he embarked on a conventional career in the life sciences and got married. Moving to rural Ventura County years later sparked an interest in farming. He began to apply his background and professional experience to learning the science of viticulture and enology while also experimenting in his vineyard.
He founded Cavaletti Vineyards in 2016.
The Vineyards at Saddlerock Ranch:
Perfectly positioned at the crest of the Santa Monica Mountains, the vineyards are quite unique: The rocky terrain and steep south facing slopes provide the perfect environment for growing premium wine grapes. Planting started in 1997 with 14 acres of Cabernet and Merlot. Today the hillside vineyards consist of approximately 80,000 vines on 85 acres with eight varietals and are well on the way to reaching a goal of 100 acres. Varietals planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Mouvedre, Grenache, Viognier and Malbec.
The fascinating history of the property dates back some 300 years when the vast expanse of land surrounding the Santa Monica Mountains was part of the original Spanish Land Grant. The 200,000-acre site is a perfect spot for raising sheep and cattle. Up until the 1930s the area was known as El Malibu. Local caves are still covered with pictographs painted by the Chumash Indians, which date back to the Portola Expedition of 1769. These pictographs have become very rare due to erosion and weathering, but some of the most well preserved examples remain on the Saddlerock Ranch property and have been studied by archeologists and photographed for books. Today, Ron and Lisa Semler live at Saddlerock Ranch with their 9 children, as they have since the 1970s.
Malibu Family Wines The Brands:
Semler: 100% estate grown in Malibu’s own Saddle Rock – Malibu AVA featuring Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Malbec, Mourvedre and Viognier. Semler wines have their own Saddle Rock–Malibu AVA.
Saddlerock: California and Central Coast appellation varietals of Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir, Rose, Sparkling Brut, Sauvignon Blanc, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Orange Muscat, Zinfandel, and Old Vine Tawny.
The Vina Life!
Do you Love Life?
Vina Sympatica is here to accompany you in celebrating the small wins and large victories, rooftop picnics and black tie affairs - simple as much as the finer things. Premium yet everyday, Vina is as versatile as you are!
Cheers and Salud! Go ahead, raise a glass of Vina in appreciation and enjoyment of good food, good drink and good friends. In honor of Dorothy Parker a well known Bon Vivant - "a lover of life and the good things" we are going to join her ranks and invite you along for the journey as a Vina Vivant! You do not wait for an invitation, but instead meet life at the door!
We have redefined the sparkling wine category, and raised the bar! Enjoy your sparkling wine when you want, how you want, and where you want. Enjoy every moment of consuming life and wine.
Champagne is the epitome of sophistication, opulence and class - who doesn't love a good glass of bubbly? However as a Vina Vivant or Devoteé, your love affair with bubbly doesn't start at midnight and end at 12:01am - You understand that any time is the perfect time for a glass of bubbly!
Why settle for the status quo, when you can step outside of the box and try something different? Vina Sympatica delivers a unique and unforgettable experience with 3 different selections - Vina Red, Vina White & Vina Violet. Which Vina will be your favorite?
We came to be winery owners and winemakers by going a little overboard in our quest for enjoyable wine tasting experiences. We were pretty serious wine “geeks” for at least 10 years before we switched from the “tasting” side of the bar to the winemaker side. We knew what we loved about wine, as well as a few things we didn’t like, and we work hard to keep the fun side foremost. Much has changed since our first vintage, and we’ve learned a lot, but we have never lost sight of our goal….”make the best wine we can, and make visiting the winery and tasting the wine as enjoyable as possible.”
What Socially Appealing Beverage is Available for Non Drinkers?
There is a new and exciting product for non-drinkers, light drinkers and drinker’s alike—non-alcoholic, healthy elixir. We understand that non-drinkers sometimes seem like the odd person at a party or gathering where most everyone is drinking alcohol. The crowd may see you as boring or awkward and not fitting in with most of the other guests at a gathering. The truth is that many non-drinkers have chosen not to drink for health reasons and answering each person who questions you about why you are not drinking can be very exhausting and embarrassing to some people.
Blüm Beverages are non-alcoholic, healthy elixirs from natural botanicals with superb flavor, color and taste for the sophisticated non-drinker. The packaging could fool anyone because it looks like a very nice bottle of wine. Both the Uplift Blend and the Zen Blend, when served in a drink glass or a wine glass appear like regular wine with an extraordinary flavor.
This is not only the answer to non-drinkers at social gatherings. Some people are light drinkers and only consume one or two alcoholic beverages but then want to have transition drinks. Blüm Beverages come into play for this scenario also as a transition drink for light drinkers. A person can continue to have drinks of this extraordinary wine, without other people in the social circle realizing that it is alcohol free.
Blüm Beverages are so tasty that drinkers love to add clear spirits to it and use it as a very healthy mixer. Other mixers, such as soda, or juices are loaded with calories, sugar, dyes, and artificial sweeteners and seem to weigh your drinks down. This tasteful non-alcoholic wine is very smooth when used as a mixer and it adds all the flavor you want to a drink without the unhealthy benefits of heavy mixers. When using it as a mixer you can add different garnishes such as lemon, lime, strawberries or any fruit of your choosing to make a decadent drink that is still healthy.
This healthy alternative to alcoholic wine can reduce your risk of heart disease, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of having a stroke when you consume it rather drinking beverages with alcohol in it.
Blüm Beverages are the perfect pairing with all of your appetizers and dishes when you are having a dinner party. This is a great product to stock for your next party that you are hosting to give everyone a choice of a delicious beverage like a full-bodied wine without the guilt.
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Ascension Cellars is a premium, boutique winery specializing in barrel-select, handcrafted Rhône and Bordeaux-style wines from the central coast of California.
Ascension Cellars began when friends were enjoying a glass of wine together one summer day. “You know, this is good,” they said, “but there is something missing.” And so, the quest for something better began. They wanted wines with elegance, body, and grace that stimulated the senses. They wanted wines that they would be proud to offer to their family and friends.
What followed was good fortune by the barrel. Vast support and inspiration came not only from knowledgeable mentors in Lake Arrowhead, who have been making wine together for decades, but also from Paso Robles winemakers who gave so generously of their time and expertise.
Ascension Cellars… Elevate your Senses!
Cafe Society: McGregor’s in Moorpark is family-owned affair with craft-brew flair
Excerpts from article by VCS staff writer Lisa McKinnon, which appeared in the Ventura County Star
The family that studies and drinks beer together opens a taproom and bottle shop together.
That's the story behind McGregor's Craft Beer & Wine, which debuted in Moorpark's Tuscany Square shopping center on Father's Day.
"We're really enjoying sharing our discoveries with customers," said Ormiston. "We only just opened, but we already have regulars."
Decorated with comfy love seats and a bookcase equipped with board games and JENGA, the bar area looks a bit like an adults-only coffeehouse (entry is limited to those age 21 and older).
Tables offer plenty of elbow room to gather over pints and taster paddles. Patrons can turn any beer into a float by ordering a scoop of ice cream ($1).
Dozens of other craft beers in cans and bottles are stocked in a refrigerated case next to shelves of wine. Items from the bottle shop may be purchased to go or to consume on the premises.
Cantara Cellars produces premium wines at our winery located in Camarillo, in the heart of Ventura County Wine Country. Take a day or a weekend to tour wineries local to Southern California. We’re less than an hour drive from all parts of the greater Los Angeles area. Take a winery tour and make of day of wine tasting with your friends. If you have more time, you can do wine tasting at more than 15 wineries or tasting rooms within a 30 minute drive. For more information visit www.vcwines.com.
Ventura County Wineries serve wine lovers from throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, San Fernando Valley, Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, Santa Clarita, Calabasas, Agoura, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, and Ojai.
Cantara Cellars began in 2002 as a private winery at Mike and Chris Brown’s Moorpark home. With their home located in the “Cantara” section of the Serenata development it only seemed fitting to name it “Cantara Cellars”.
Beginning with just 250 pounds of Chardonnay hand harvested from Mike’s parent’s vineyards in Lodi California, they fermented their first 18 gallons of wine! Over the next five years they carefully selected additional wine grape sources, increased their knowledge of winemaking, refined their wine style, expanded grape varieties, and increased production. This culminated with the opening of a public tasting room in October 2007.
The winery has consistently grown and now harvests more than 50 tons of 10 varietals each fall.
A Bandit never knows when a good idea will come to him, it might be while trying to outrun a group of Pinkertons or maybe around a camp fire on the banks of the Dirty Devil River, while hiding out in Robber's Roost. It may just be while drinking a beer, barbecuing in a back yard in Malibu.
Ron Parker, head Bandit and founder of Bandits' Grill and Bar, isn't quite sure when the idea to open Bandits' came to him, but everyone agrees it was a good one. A veteran of the restaurant business since he was 13 and a devoted barbecue aficionado, Ron knew he wanted to create the best barbecue experience possible. In 1990 he opened the first Bandits' in Thousand Oaks and the "Legend" began to grow. Soon proclaimed "Best Barbecue In Los Angeles" the original small restaurant in Thousand Oaks was overflowing and Bandits' Camarillo was opened another location was added in Cottonwood Heights Utah.
For over 30 years, we’ve had the privilege of providing memorable culinary experiences and seamless service to parties, weddings and milestone occasions. While this is what we do every day, we understand that we’re helping you create once-in-a-lifetime memories… which is why we are so passionate about your event. From the lemonade stand to the served entree; from the buffet floral to the placesetting—we’re perfectionists, and aim to surpass your expectations down to the very last detail.
Our seasoned team of dedicated professionals consistently delivers the perfect combination of great food, stunning design and exceptional customer service. We love this industry. We love our clients! And we’re constantly striving to be the best at what we do. Which means we not only offer guidance: We also listen. Your vision + our expertise.It’s a winning combination!
At BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse in Westlake Village, CA, we're constantly Pursuing Amazing™ which means that each and every one of our over 120 carefully crafted menu items is created using top-quality ingredients.
Start with one of our delicious shareable appetizers like Avocado Egg Rolls or Chicken Lettuce Wraps, try a signature pizza like our popular Pepperoni Extreme or Chicken Bacon Ranch, enjoy something on the lighter side like a garden fresh salad such as BJ's Cobb Salad or our bold Santa Fe Salad. No matter what you choose, you're sure to love it! We also feature an extensive kids' menu, several gluten-free menu options and many EnLIGHTened Entrees® like the Barbecue Bison Burger or Lemon Thyme Chicken for our diners who are counting calories a little more closely.
At BJ's, we're serious about quality in everything we serve and we're especially proud of our selection of award-winning craft beers. Our team of brewers is dedicated to the art of brewing the best beer possible using only the highest-quality ingredients. Our always-on tap-selection includes favorites such as Piranha Pale Ale®, Harvest Hefeweizen®, Jeremiah Red®, Tatonka® Stout and more. In addition, our top-quality limited edition Brewmaster's Reserve™ and our seasonal beer offerings round out a collection that is sure to please even the most discerning brew enthusiast. We look forward to seeing you soon and showing you the difference that Pursuing Amazing™ makes at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse in Westlake Village, CA!