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Encyclopedia > Ventura County, California
Ventura County, California
Seal of Ventura County, California
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Map of California highlighting Ventura County
Location in the state of California
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Statistics
Founded 1873
Seat Ventura
Largest City Oxnard
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

5,719 km²
4,779 km²
940 km²,
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

753,197
158/km² 
Time zone Pacific : UTC−8/−7
Website: www.countyofventura.org

Ventura County ...is a county in the southern part of the U.S. state of California (Southern California). It is located on California's Pacific coast, and forms the northwestern part of the Greater Los Angeles Area. 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 top 100 highest-income counties in the country and as the thirteenth wealthiest county in California. Median Home Prices range from $400,000 to around $2 million. This is partly due to the fact that it is part of the Tech Coast Area, and has a large presence in technology corporations and especially biotech corporations, most of which is located in the Conejo Valley. Image File history File links Ventura_County_Seal. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_CA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): California ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Coordinates: Country United States State California County Ventura Mayor Carl Morehouse Area    - City 84. ... Nickname: The City that Cares Location of Oxnard, California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Ventura County  - Mayor Dr. Thomas E. Holden Area    - City  36. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... PST is UTC-8 The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-8. ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precison atomic time standard. ... Daylight saving time around the world  DST used  DST no longer used  DST never used Daylight saving time (DST), also summer time in British English, is the convention of advancing clocks so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Downtown Los Angeles Skyline Southern California, also colloquially referred to as SoCal, is an informal name for the megalopolis and nearby desert that occupies the southern-most quarter of the U.S. state of California. ... The Pacific Ocean (from the Latin name Mare Pacificum, peaceful sea, bestowed upon it by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan)is the largest body of water on Earth – at 165. ... The Greater Los Angeles Area, or the Southland, is the agglomeration of urbanized area around the city of Los Angeles, California. ... There are 3,142 counties in the United States. ... Homes in Monterey County, California, are some of the most expensive in the Unites States. ... Tech Coast is the nickname given to the Southern California region extending from Santa Barbara in the north to San Diego in the south. ... The Conejo Valley is a region spanning both Southeastern Ventura County and Northwestern Los Angeles County in Southern California. ...


As of the 2000 census, the county had a population of 753,197. A more current California Department of Finance estimate places the population at 813,052. 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. The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... The city of Chicago, as seen from the sky A city is an urban area that is differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Coordinates: Country United States State California County Ventura Mayor Carl Morehouse Area    - City 84. ... Nickname: The City that Cares Location of Oxnard, California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Ventura County  - Mayor Dr. Thomas E. Holden Area    - City  36. ...

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History

Prior to the arrival of Europeans in California, the area was home to the Chumash tribe of Native Americans. Rafael, a Chumash in the 1800s Pre-contact distribution of the Chumash The Chumash are a Native American tribe who historically inhabit mainly the southern coastal regions of California, in the vicinity of what is now Santa Barbara and Ventura, extending as far south as Malibu. ... Native Americans are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ...


Spanish period

In October of 1542, the expedition led by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo anchored in an inlet near Point Mugu, becoming the first Europeans to arrive in the area that would become Ventura County.[1] Events War resumes between Francis I of France and Emperor Charles V. This time Henry VIII of England is allied to the Emperor, while James V of Scotland and Sultan Suleiman I are allied to the French. ... João Rodrigues Cabrilho João Rodrigues Cabrilho (in Portuguese) (Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo in Spanish) (ca. ... Point Mugu is a town in Ventura County, California, near Port Hueneme. ...


Active occupation of California by Spain began in 1769. Gaspar de Portolà led a military expedition by land from San Diego to Monterey, passing through Ventura County in August of that year. A priest with the expedition, Father Juan Crespi, kept a journal of the trip and noted that the area was ideal for a mission to be established and it was a "good site to which nothing is lacking".[2]. Also on this expedition was Father Junípero Serra, who later founded a mission on this site. Nickname: Americas Finest City Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates: Country United States State California County San Diego Founded July 16, 1769 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Mayor Jerry Sanders  - City Attorney Michael Aguirre  - City Council Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer Toni Atkins Tony Young Brian Maienschein... Nickname: The Cradle of History, Californias First City Location of Monterey, California County Monterey Government  - Mayor Chuck Della Sala Area    - City 30. ... Juan Crespi (1721–1782), was a Spanish missionary and explorer in the Southwest, a Franciscan. ... Blessed Junípero Serra (November 24, 1713 – August 28, 1784) was a Majorcan (Spain) Franciscan friar who founded the mission chain in Alta California. ...


On March 31, 1782, the Mission San Buenaventura was founded by Father Serra[3], named after Saint Bonaventure. Buenaventura is composed of two Spanish words, buena meaning "good" and ventura meaning "fortune." The town that grew up around the mission is named San Buenaventura, which came to be known as Ventura. March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Mission San Buenaventura was founded on Easter Sunday, March 31, 1782 by Father Junipero Serra, the ninth mission in the California mission chain. ... Saint Bonaventura, John of Fidanza, Franciscan theologian, was born in 1221 at Bagnarea in Tuscany. ... Coordinates: Country United States State California County Ventura Mayor Carl Morehouse Area    - City 84. ...


In the 1790s, the Spanish Governor of California began granting land rights to Spanish Californians, often retiring soldiers. These grants were known as ranchos and consisted of thousands of acres of land that were used primarily as ranch land for livestock. By 1822, there were 19 rancho grants in Ventura County.[4]


Mexican period

In 1822, California was notified of Mexico's independence from Spain and the Governor of California, the Junta, the military in Monterey and the priests and neophytes at Mission San Buenaventura swore allegiance to Mexico on April 11, 1822. California land that had been vested in the King of Spain was now owned by the nation of Mexico. By the 1830s, Mission San Buenaventura was in a decline with fewer neophytes joining the mission. The number of cattle owned by the mission dropped from first to fifteenth ranking in the California Missions.[5] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


In 1836, Mission San Buenaventura was transferred from the Church to a secular administrator. The natives who had been working at the mission gradually left to work on the ranchos. By 1839, only 300 Indians were left at the Mission and it slipped into neglect.[6]


United States of America period

The Mexican–American War began in 1846 but its effect was not felt in Ventura Brothers County until 1847. In January of that year, Captain John C. Frémont led the California Battalion into San Buenaventura finding that the Europeans had fled leaving only the Indians in the Mission. The Fremont and the Battalion continued south to sign the Treaty of Cahuenga with General Andrés Pico. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo formally transferred California to the United States in 1848.[7] Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia Strength 78,789 soldiers 18,000–40,000 soldiers Casualties KIA: 1733 Total dead: 13,271 Wounded: 4,152 25,000 killed or wounded (Mexican government estimate... John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890), born John Charles Fremont, was an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of President of the United States, and the first Presidential candidate of a major party to run on a platform... The Treaty of Cahuenga ended the fighting of the Mexican-American War in California. ... General Don Andrés Pico (1810-1876) was the brother of Pio Pico. ... The Mexican Cession (red) and the Gadsden Purchase (orange) The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was the peace treaty that ended the Mexican-American War (1846–1848). ...


By 1849, a constitution had been adopted for the California territory. The new Legislature met and divided the pending state into 27 counties. At the time, the area that would become Ventura County was the southern part of Santa Barbara County.[8] Santa Barbara County is a county located on the Pacific coast of the southern portion of the U.S. state of California, just west of Ventura County. ...


The 1860s brought many changes to the area. A drought caused many of the ranchos to experience financial difficulties and most were divided, sub-divided and sold. Large sections of land were bought by eastern capitalists based on favorable reports of petroleum deposits. A United States Post Office was opened at Mission San Buenaventura in 1861. On April 1, 1866, the town of San Buenaventura was incorporated becoming the first officially recognized town in Ventura County.[9] April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


On January 1, 1873, Ventura County was officially split from Santa Barbara County bringing a flurry of change. That same year, a courthouse and wharf were built in San Buenaventura. A bank was opened and the first public library was created. The school system grew with the first high school opening in 1890.[10] January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Other towns were starting in the county. A plan for Port Hueneme was recorded in 1874 and Santa Paula's plan was recorded in 1875. The community of Nordhoff (later renamed Ojai) was started in 1874.[11] Piru, Fillmore and Montalvo were established in 1887.[12] 1892 saw Simi (later Simi Valley), Somis, Saticoy and Moorpark. Oxnard was a late-comer, not being established until 1898.[13] Port Hueneme (pronounced port why-NEE-mee,) is a small harbor city in Ventura County, California surounded by Oxnard. ... Santa Paula is a city within Ventura County, California, United States. ... Downtown Ojai Ojai (pronounced ) is a city in Ventura County, California, United States. ... Piru is a census-designated place located in Ventura County, California. ... Fillmore is a city located in Ventura County, California. ... Montalvo is a district in Ventura, California located in the south part of the city. ... Simi Valley is an incorporated city located in the extreme southeast corner of Ventura County, California, bordering the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in the Greater Los Angeles Area. ... Somis is an unincorporated area of Ventura County, California, just north of the Camarillo city limits. ... Saticoy is a small community in Ventura County, California. ... Moorpark is a city located in Ventura County, California. ... Nickname: The City that Cares Location of Oxnard, California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Ventura County  - Mayor Dr. Thomas E. Holden Area    - City  36. ...


The Southern Pacific Railroad laid tracks through San Buenaventura in 1887. For convenience in printing their timetables, Southern Pacific shortened San Buenaventura to Ventura. The Post Office soon followed suit. While the city remains officially known as San Buenaventura, it is more commonly referred to as Ventura.[14] The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark SP) was an American railroad. ...


It had been known that oil existed in Ventura County as far back as the Chumash people who used tar to make baskets and canoes waterproof. in the 1860s, several attempts were made to harvest the petroleum products under Ventura County but none were financially successful and the oil speculators eventually changed from oil to land development. In 1913, oil exploration began in earnest with Ralph Lloyd obtaining the financial support of veteran oil man Joseph B. Dabney. Their first well, named "Lloyd No. 1", was started on January 20, 1914. The well struck oil at 2558 feet (780 m) but was destroyed when it the well went wild. Other wells met a similar fate until 1916 when a deal was struck with the Shell Oil Company. Other deals followed with General Petroleum in 1917 and Associated Oil Company in 1920. At its peak, the Ventura Avenue oil field was producing 90,000 barrels of oil a day with annual production of over a million and a half barrels.[15] January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Shell emblem known as the Pecten Shell Oil Company (SOC) is the Houston, Texas based wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell. ...


In the early hours of the morning of March 13, 1928, the St. Francis Dam collapsed sending billions of gallons of water rushing through the Santa Clara Valley, killing 385 people, destroying 1,240 homes and flooding 7,900 acres (32 km²) of land, devastating farm fields and orchards.[16] This was the largest single disaster to strike Ventura County. March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Colorized photo of the St. ...


Modern period

Ventura County can be separated into two major parts, East County and West County. East County consists of all cities east of the Thousand Oaks / Camarillo city boundaries, which is known as the Conejo Grade, or simply "The Grade." This area, geographically, is the end of the Santa Monica Mountain Range which the Conejo Valley resides in, and where there is a large change in elevation. Communities east of this area 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, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Lake Sherwood, Hidden Valley, parts of Santa Rosa Valley, Oak Park reside in the Conejo Valley, one of the most affluent areas in the country. West County, which 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 Ventura County. Ventura County's largest beach communities are located in West County on the coastline of the Channel Islands Harbor. Ventura County is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, located on Californias Pacific coast. ... Thousand Oaks can refer to either of the following locations: Thousand Oaks, California Thousand Oaks, Missouri This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Camarillo is a city located in Ventura County, California. ... The Conejo Valley is a region spanning both Southeastern Ventura County and Northwestern Los Angeles County in Southern California. ... Thousand Oaks can refer to either of the following locations: Thousand Oaks, California Thousand Oaks, Missouri This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Newbury Park can refer to: Newbury Park, California Newbury Park, England This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Lake Sherwood is a gated community located in the city of Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village, USA. Available recreational activites include fishing, golf, and tennis. ... Hidden Valley can refer to: Hidden Valley National Park Hidden Valley, Indiana This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Oak Park is the name of some places in the United States of America: Oak Park, California Oak Park, Georgia Oak Park, Illinois Oak Park, Michigan Oak Park, Minnesota There is also an Oak Park in Australia. ... Moorpark is a city located in Ventura County, California. ... Simi Valley is an incorporated city located in the extreme southeast corner of Ventura County, California, bordering the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. ... Thousand Oaks can refer to either of the following locations: Thousand Oaks, California Thousand Oaks, Missouri This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Newbury Park can refer to: Newbury Park, California Newbury Park, England This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Lake Sherwood is a gated community located in the city of Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village, USA. Available recreational activites include fishing, golf, and tennis. ... Hidden Valley can refer to: Hidden Valley National Park Hidden Valley, Indiana This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Oak Park is the name of some places in the United States of America: Oak Park, California Oak Park, Georgia Oak Park, Illinois Oak Park, Michigan Oak Park, Minnesota There is also an Oak Park in Australia. ... The Conejo Valley is a region spanning both Southeastern Ventura County and Northwestern Los Angeles County in Southern California. ... Camarillo is a city located in Ventura County, California. ... Port Hueneme (pron. ... Ventura is the name of several places in the United States of America: Ventura, California Ventura, Iowa Ventura County, California Ventura may also refer to one of the following people: Charlie Ventura, American band leader Jean-Baptiste Ventura (ca. ... Downtown Ojai Ojai (pronounced O-High) is a city located in Ventura County, California. ... Santa Paula is a city located in Ventura County, California. ... The name Fillmore may refer to: Millard Fillmore, the thirteenth President of the United States. ... Ventura County is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, located on Californias Pacific coast. ...


East County

Ventura County consists of a number of suburban areas. Starting in the mid-1900s, there was a large growth in population in the East County, moving from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles and out into the Conejo Valley, which consists of Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Agoura, Oak Park, and parts of Westlake Village belonging to Los Angeles County. The other half of the Conejo Valley , which belongs to Ventura County, consists of Lake Sherwood, Hidden Valley, Oak Park, parts of Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, and Newbury Park which was formerly an unincorporated area that is now the most westerly part of Thousand Oaks. Much of the working class whites migrated to this area during the 1960s and 1970s out of East and Central Los Angeles. As a result, there was a large growth in population into the Conejo Valley and into Ventura County through the US 101 corridor. Making the US 101 a full freeway in the 1960s and expansions that followed helped make commuting to Los Angeles easier and opened the way for development westward. The communities that have seen the most substancial developement are Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, and Newbury Park. Developement moved farther down the US 101 corridor and sent population rising in West County cities as well. Largest population growth there has been in Camarillo, Oxnard, and Ventura. Develpement in the East County and along the US 101 corridor is becoming more rare today due to the fact that most of these cities were master planned cities, such as Thousand Oaks, and are approaching towards build out. Although the area still has abundant amount of open space and land, almost all of it was put aside and mandated never to be developed as part of the master plan of each city. Because of this, it's private low key location, it's country feel, and it's close proximity to Los Angeles, the Conejo Valley area has become a very attractive place to live. It once had relatively inexpensive real estate, but this has changed due to sky rocketing real estate prices. For example, real estate in Newbury Park has increased by over 250% in the last 10 years. Median home prices in the Conejo Valley for instance, now range from $700,000 to $2.2 million. The Conejo Valley Area is one of the most affluent areas in the country. Ventura County is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, located on Californias Pacific coast. ... San Fernando Valley from southwestern edge. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The Conejo Valley is a region spanning both Southeastern Ventura County and Northwestern Los Angeles County in Southern California. ... Calabasas is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, in the western United States. ... Hidden Hills is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ... Agoura Hills is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, and has the zip code of 91301. ... Agoura Hills is a city (incorporated in 1982) located in Los Angeles County, California, and has the ZIP Code 91301. ... Oak Park is the name of some places in the United States of America: Oak Park, California Oak Park, Georgia Oak Park, Illinois Oak Park, Michigan Oak Park, Minnesota There is also an Oak Park in Australia. ... Westlake Village is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ... Map of California showing Los Angeles County. ... The Conejo Valley is a region spanning both Southeastern Ventura County and Northwestern Los Angeles County in Southern California. ... Ventura County is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, located on Californias Pacific coast. ... Lake Sherwood is a gated community located in the city of Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village, USA. Available recreational activites include fishing, golf, and tennis. ... Hidden Valley can refer to: Hidden Valley National Park Hidden Valley, Indiana This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Oak Park is the name of some places in the United States of America: Oak Park, California Oak Park, Georgia Oak Park, Illinois Oak Park, Michigan Oak Park, Minnesota There is also an Oak Park in Australia. ... Westlake Village is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ... Thousand Oaks can refer to either of the following locations: Thousand Oaks, California Thousand Oaks, Missouri This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Newbury Park can refer to: Newbury Park, California Newbury Park, England This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The metropolitan center of the Greater Los Angeles Area (and Southern California) forms an arc stretching west from Downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean at Santa Monica. ... The Conejo Valley is a region spanning both Southeastern Ventura County and Northwestern Los Angeles County in Southern California. ... Ventura County is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, located on Californias Pacific coast. ... U.S. Highway 101, or U.S. Route 101 (U.S. 101), is a north-south highway that is aligned along the Pacific West Coast of the United States. ... U.S. Highway 101, or U.S. Route 101 (U.S. 101), is a north-south highway that is aligned along the Pacific West Coast of the United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Calabasas is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, in the western United States. ... Hidden Hills is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ... Agoura Hills is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, and has the zip code of 91301. ... Westlake Village is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ... Thousand Oaks can refer to either of the following locations: Thousand Oaks, California Thousand Oaks, Missouri This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Newbury Park can refer to: Newbury Park, California Newbury Park, England This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... U.S. Highway 101, or U.S. Route 101 (U.S. 101), is a north-south highway that is aligned along the Pacific West Coast of the United States. ... Camarillo is a city located in Ventura County, California. ... Ventura is the name of several places in the United States of America: Ventura, California Ventura, Iowa Ventura County, California Ventura may also refer to one of the following people: Charlie Ventura, American band leader Jean-Baptiste Ventura (ca. ... U.S. Highway 101, or U.S. Route 101 (U.S. 101), is a north-south highway that is aligned along the Pacific West Coast of the United States. ... Thousand Oaks can refer to either of the following locations: Thousand Oaks, California Thousand Oaks, Missouri This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Conejo Valley is a region spanning both Southeastern Ventura County and Northwestern Los Angeles County in Southern California. ... The Conejo Valley is a region spanning both Southeastern Ventura County and Northwestern Los Angeles County in Southern California. ...


West County

While much of the East County consists of master planned cities that have a set maximum population for build out and limited developement allowed per year, West County's older cities have had to take different actions in order to slow or completely stop population growth and developement. In the 1970s and 1980s, Ventura County surged to the forefront of the smart growth movement through a series of voter initiatives that barred development on large swaths of open space surrounding its cities. These measures have limited sprawl, allowing the county to maintain its status as one of California's leading agricultural areas and limiting air pollution in its narrow valleys. However, residents' unwillingness to embrace greater population density has led to a severe housing shortage, to the extent that in 2004, the county's new housing bureau chief resigned due to his inability to purchase a home in the county on his $80,000 salary. As is the case in many areas of California, the struggle to meet the demand for housing while preserving its rural character dominates the county's politics. Smart growth is a concept and term used by those who seek to identify a set of policies governing transportation and land use planning policy for urban areas that benefits communities and preserves the natural environment. ... In political science, the initiative (also known as popular or citizens initiative) provides a means by which a petition signed by a certain minimum number of registered voters can force a public vote on a proposed statute, constitutional amendment, charter amendment or ordinance. ... In urban planning, open space is publicly owned land that is preserved from urbanization (paving or building). ... Urban sprawl (also: suburban sprawl), a term with pejorative implication, refers to the unplanned, rapid and expansive growth of a greater metropolitan area, traditionally suburbs (or exurbs) over a large area. ... Image:Air . ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,719 km² (2,208 mi²). 4,779 km² (1,845 mi²) of it is land and 940 km² (363 mi²) of it (16.43%) is water. Anacapa Island of Channel Islands National Park and San Nicolas Island are located in the county. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... NASA satellite image of Anacapa Island Anacapa Island is a small volcanic island located about 14 miles (23 km) off the coast of Ventura, California, in Ventura County. ... The Channel Islands National Park is a national park that consists of five of the eight Channel Islands off the coast of the U.S. state of California, in the Pacific Ocean. ... San Nicolas Island (sometimes shortened as San Nic or SNI) is the most remote of Californias Channel Islands. ...


Most of the population of Ventura County lives in the southern portion of the county. The major population centers are the Oxnard Plain and the Simi and Conejo Valleys. The Oxnard Plain The Oxnard Plain is a large coastal plain in southwest Ventura County, California bounded by the Santa Monica Mountains and the Santa Susana Mountains to the east, the Topatopa Mountains to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west. ... Simi Valley is an incorporated city located in the extreme southeast corner of Ventura County, California, bordering the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in the Greater Los Angeles Area. ... The Conejo Valley is a region spanning both Southeastern Ventura County and Northwestern Los Angeles County in Southern California. ...


North of Highway 126 the county is mountainous and mostly uninhabited, and contains some of the most pristine, rugged and inaccessible wilderness remaining in southern California. Most of this land is in the Los Padres National Forest, and includes the Chumash Wilderness in the northernmost portion, adjacent to Kern County. View into the Los Padres backcountry, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, California: everything in this picture is within the Los Padres National Forest Los Padres National Forest is a forest located in southern and central California, which includes most of the mountainous land along the California coast from Ventura to... Trailhead into the Chumash Wilderness, immediately west of the summit of Mount Pinos The Chumash Wilderness is a wilderness area in the mountains of Ventura County, California, USA. It is completely within the Los Padres National Forest, and includes most of the highest terrain in Ventura County. ... Kern County is a county located in the southern Central Valley of California. ...


The highest peaks in the county include Mount Pinos (8831', 2697 m), Frazier Mountain (8017', 2444 m), and Reyes Peak (7525', 2294 m), all in the San Emigdio Mountains (Pinos and Frazier Mountain are sometimes assigned to the Tehachapis). The uplands are well-timbered with coniferous forests, and receive plentiful snow in the winter. A mountain peak located in the Los Padres National Forest between the California counties of Ventura and Kern. ... Frazier Mountain is a mountain (or peak) that is located near Frazier Park, California and Lake of the Woods, California to the north. ... Mt. ... Tehachapi Mountains The Tehachapi Mountains are a short transverse range in southern California in the United States, running SW-NE to connect the Coast Ranges on the west with the southern end of the Sierra Nevada mountains on the east. ... Pine forests are an example of a temperate coniferous forests Temperate coniferous forests are a terrestrial biome found in temperate regions of the world with warm summers and cool winters and adequate rainfall to sustain a forest. ...


Mount Pinos is sacred to the Chumash Indians. It is known to them as Iwihinmu, and was considered to be the center of the universe; being the highest peak in the vicinity, it has a spectacular view, unimpeded in three directions. Rafael, a Chumash in the 1800s Pre-contact distribution of the Chumash The Chumash are a Native American tribe who historically inhabit mainly the southern coastal regions of California, in the vicinity of what is now Santa Barbara and Ventura, extending as far south as Malibu. ...


The Santa Clara River is the principal waterway. Lake Casitas, an artificial reservoir, is the largest body of water. Santa Clara River The Santa Clara River is a river, approximately 116 mi (186 km) long, in southern California in the United States. ... Lake Casitas is a lake in Ventura County, California. ...


Motto: The People are the City Location of Camarillo Country United States State California County Ventura Settled 1898 Incorporated (city) 1964 City Manager Jerry Bankston Area    - City 49. ... Fillmore is a city located in Ventura County, California. ... Moorpark is a city located in Ventura County, California. ... Downtown Ojai Ojai (pronounced ) is a city in Ventura County, California, United States. ... Nickname: The City that Cares Location of Oxnard, California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Ventura County  - Mayor Dr. Thomas E. Holden Area    - City  36. ... Port Hueneme (pronounced port why-NEE-mee,) is a small harbor city in Ventura County, California surounded by Oxnard. ... Santa Paula is a city within Ventura County, California, United States. ... Simi Valley is an incorporated city located in the extreme southeast corner of Ventura County, California, bordering the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in the Greater Los Angeles Area. ... Thousand Oaks is a city in Ventura County, California, in the United States. ... Coordinates: Country United States State California County Ventura Mayor Carl Morehouse Area    - City 84. ... Bardsdale is a small unincorporated community in the agricultural belt on the Santa Clara River in Ventura County, California. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Casa Conejo is a census-designated place located in Ventura County, California. ... Channel Islands Beach is a census-designated place located in Ventura County, California. ... El Rio is a census-designated place located in Ventura County, California. ... La Conchita (population 338 in 2000) is a small unincorporated community in western Ventura County, California, on U.S. Highway 101 just southeast of the Santa Barbara county line. ... Meiners Oaks is a census-designated place located in Ventura County, California. ... Mira Monte is a census-designated place located in Ventura County, California. ... The community of Newbury Park, California lies on a western portion of the city of Thousand Oaks and an unincorporated portion of southern Ventura County. ... Oak Park is a census-designated place located in Ventura County, California covered by census tracts 74. ... Oak View is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ventura County, California, United States. ... Piru is a census-designated place located in Ventura County, California. ... Point Mugu is a geographical promontory on the Pacific coast in Ventura County, California, near the cities of Port Hueneme and Oxnard. ... Saticoy is a small community in Ventura County, California. ... Somis is an unincorporated area of Ventura County, California, just north of the Camarillo city limits. ...

ZIP Codes

See Southern California Zip Codes Southern California has 453 zip codes in its seven counties. ...


Adjacent Counties

Santa Barbara County is a county located on the Pacific coast of the southern portion of the U.S. state of California, just west of Ventura County. ... Kern County is a county located in the southern Central Valley of the U.S. state of California. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ...

Transportation Infrastructure

Major Highways

Unconstructed Image File history File links US_101_(CA). ... U.S. Highway 101, or U.S. Route 101 (often just U.S. 101), is a north-south highway that is aligned along the Pacific West Coast of the United States. ... Image File history File links California_1. ... State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along a large length of the Pacific coast of the U.S. State of California. ... Image File history File links California_23. ... State Route 23 in the U.S. State of California is a state highway mostly in Ventura County, California that runs roughly North-South from Fillmore to Malibu. ... Image File history File links California_33. ... State Route 33 is a California State Highway that travels in a north-south direction between central and southern California. ... Image File history File links California_34. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-1 VEN 4. ... Image File history File links California_118. ... State Route 118 (named the Ronald Reagan Freeway) is a state highway in the U.S. state of California that begins running west to east through Ventura and Los Angeles counties in southern California. ... Image File history File links California_126. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE 101 VEN 0. ... Image File history File links California_232. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-1 VEN 0. ...

Image File history File links California_257. ... For a list of currently routed California State Routes, please see List of California State Routes. ...

Public Transportation

Ventura County is served by Amtrak and Metrolink trains, as well as Greyhound Lines, South Coast Area Transit, and VISTA buses. The cities of Camarillo, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks have their own small bus systems. Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Metrolink (AAR reporting marks SCAX) is a commuter rail system that serves the Southern California region. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ... South Coast Area Transit, or SCAT is a municipal bus operator in Western Ventura County, California, serving Ventura, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ojai, and the adjoining areas of unincorporated Ventura County. ... Ventura Intercity Service Transit Authority, or VISTA is a public transit agency providing bus service in Ventura County, California. ... Camarillo is a city located in Ventura County, California. ... Simi Valley is an incorporated city located in the extreme southeast corner of Ventura County, California, bordering the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in the Greater Los Angeles Area. ... Thousand Oaks (commonly referred to by locals as T.O.) is a city located in Ventura County, California, in the United States. ...


Island Packers ferries connect Ventura with the five islands of Channel Islands National Park The Channel Islands National Park is a national park that consists of five of the eight Channel Islands off the coast of the U.S. state of California, in the Pacific Ocean. ...


Airports

  • Camarillo Airport is a general aviation airport located south of the City of Camarillo.
  • Santa Paula Airport is a privately owned airport. However, it is open to the public for general aviation.

Oxnard Airport (IATA: OXR, ICAO: KOXR) is a public airport located 1 mile (1. ... Runway layout at LAX “LAX” redirects here. ... Camarillo Airport (IATA: CMA, ICAO: KCMA) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) west of the city of Camarillo in Ventura County, California, USA. Camarillo airport is roughly equidistant from Los Angeles, CA and Santa Barbara, CA although it is inland. ... Santa Paula Airport (IATA: SZP, ICAO: KSZP, FAA LID: SZP) is a privately-owned public-use airport located one mile (2 km) southeast of the central business district (CBD) of Santa Paula, a city in Ventura County, California, USA. The airport has one runway and one helipad exclusively serving privately...

Politics

Presidential election results
Year GOP Dems
2004 51.2% 160,314 47.5% 148,859
2000 48.2% 136,173 47.1% 133,258
1996 43.5% 109,202 44.1% 110,772
1992 35.5% 94,911 37.0% 99,011
1988 61.6% 147,604 37.2% 89,065
1984 68.7% 151,383 30.2% 66,550
1980 60.3% 114,930 29.5% 56,311
1976 53.2% 82,670 44.1% 68,529
1972 63.2% 95,310 32.7% 49,307
1968 51.4% 59,705 41.1% 47,794
1964 41.0% 40,264 58.8% 57,805
1960 49.6% 35,074 50.0% 35,334

Ventura County has tended to support the Republican Party in local and national elections. As of late though it has been becoming more competitive and has been showing a slight trend leftward. Current county supervisors are Steve Bennett, Linda Parks (Chair), Kathy Long, Peter Foy, and John Flynn. Bob Brooks is the sheriff of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department. Bob Roper is the chief of the Ventura County Fire Department.
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Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 753,197 people, 243,234 households, and 182,911 families residing in the county. The population density was 158/km² (408/mi²). There were 251,712 housing units at an average density of 53/km² (136/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 69.93% White, 5.35% Asian, 1.95% Black or African American, 0.94% Native American, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 17.68% from other races, and 3.93% from two or more races. About one-third (33.42%) of the population is Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 243,234 households out of which 39.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.80% were non-families. 18.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.46. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $59,666, and the median income for a family was $65,285. Males had a median income of $45,310 versus $32,216 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,600. About 6.40% of families and 9.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.60% of those under age 18 and 6.30% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


References

  1. ^ Murphy, Arnold L. (ed.) (1979). A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California. Oxnard, CA: M & N Printing, 3-4. 
  2. ^ A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California, 6.
  3. ^ A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California, 8.
  4. ^ A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California, 9-10.
  5. ^ A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California, 11.
  6. ^ A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California, 12.
  7. ^ A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California, 12-3.
  8. ^ A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California, 15.
  9. ^ A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California, 16-7.
  10. ^ A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California, 22-3.
  11. ^ A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California, 23-4.
  12. ^ A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California, 25-7.
  13. ^ A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California, 27.
  14. ^ A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California, 25.
  15. ^ A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California, 27-29.
  16. ^ A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California, 31.

External links

  • Official website
  • News from Ventura County, from the Ventura County Star website
  • News from Ventura County, from the Los Angeles Times website
  • The Ventura County Reporter, a weekly newspaper
State of California
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Regions

Antelope Valley | Big Sur | Central Coast | Central Valley | Channel Islands | Coachella Valley | Conejo Valley | Cucamonga Valley | Death Valley | East Bay (SF) | Eastern California | Emerald Triangle | Gold Country | Greater Los Angeles | Inland Empire | Los Angeles Basin | Mojave | North Bay (SF) | North Coast | Northern California | Owens Valley | The Peninsula | Pomona Valley | Redwood Empire | Russian River | Sacramento Valley | San Francisco Bay Area | San Joaquin Valley | Santa Clarita Valley | Shasta Cascade | Sierra Nevada | Silicon Valley | South Bay (SF) | Southern California | Tri‑Valley | Wine Country | Yosemite This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... A truck passes eastbound along the busy Highway 58 through the Antelope Valley. ... Big Sur is a thinly-settled region of the central California coast where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. ... The Central Coast is an area of California, United States, extending from Santa Cruz in the north to Santa Barbara in the south, but centering primarily on Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties. ... The California Central Valley Part of the Valley as seen from overhead A typical Central Valley scene at ground level The Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the central portion of the U.S. state of California. ... The Channel Islands of California, also called the Santa Barbara Islands, are a chain of eight islands located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California along the Santa Barbara Channel in the United States of America. ... Coachella Valley The Coachella Valley is an irrigated agricultural and recreational desert valley in southern California east of Los Angeles. ... The Conejo Valley is a region spanning both Southeastern Ventura County and Northwestern Los Angeles County in Southern California. ... The Cucamonga Valley is a region between the Los Angeles and San Bernardino areas, in San Bernardino County and Riverside County, of California, USA. It is located east of the Pomona Valley and it is a major site of wine production. ... Death Valley and Panamint Range The salt lake at Badwater, Death Valley is the lowest point in western hemisphere. ... A part of the East Bay showing Concord, Walnut Creek, Martinez, Pleasant Hill and Clayton The East Bay is a subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States. ... Eastern California is not a well-defined term. ... The Emerald Triangle is a collection of three counties in Northern California, consisting of Mendocino, Humboldt, and Trinity. ... Gold Country (also Mother Lode Country) is a region of northeastern California famed for the mines and mineral deposits which so famously brought the 49ers west for the California Gold Rush. ... The Greater Los Angeles Area, or the Southland, is the agglomeration of urbanized area around the city of Los Angeles, California. ... The Inland Empire and its regions within The Inland Empire refers to the region in Southern California located in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. ... The Los Angeles Basin is the coastal sediment-filled plain located between the peninsular and transverse ranges in southern California in the United States containing the central part of the city of Los Angeles. ... Looking across from Emigrant Pass towards the Kingston Range in the eastern Mojave. ... The North Bay is a subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, United States. ... The Redwood Empire (also Redwood Coast or North Coast) is a region of California that stretches from San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon coast. ... Northern California, sometimes referred to as NorCal, is the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. ... Owens Valley is the arid ranching valley of the Owens River in southeastern California in the United States. ... USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... The Pomona Valley, a part of the Inland Empire (the Pomona Valley is its own georgraphical area, and should not be bundled in with the Inland Empire. ... The Redwood Empire (also Redwood Coast or North Coast) is a region of California that stretches from San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon coast. ... The Russian River downstream of Duncans Mills The Russian River rises in the coastal mountain ranges of Mendocino County, north of Ukiah in Northern California. ... 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Metropolitan
areas

Bakersfield | Chico | Fresno | Los AngelesLong BeachGlendale | Modesto | Napa | OaklandFremont–Hayward | OxnardThousand OaksVentura | Redding | RiversideSan BernardinoOntario | SacramentoRoseville | Salinas | San DiegoCarlsbadSan Marcos | San FranciscoSan MateoRedwood City | San JoseSunnyvaleSanta Clara | Santa AnaAnaheimIrvine | Santa BarbaraSanta Maria | Santa CruzWatsonville | Santa RosaPetaluma | Stockton | VallejoFairfield | VisaliaPorterville | Yuba City In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ... Nickname: Californias Country Music Capital Location of Bakersfield, California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Kern County Founded 1869 Government  - Mayor Harvey Hall Area  - City  114. ... Nickname: City of Roses, City of Trees Location of Chico in California Coordinates: Country State County United States California Butte Settled 1843 Founded 1860 Incorporated January 8, 1872 Government  - Mayor Andrew Holcombe  - City Council Scott Gruendl Steve Bertagna Larry Wahl Ann Schwab Mary Flynn Tom Nickell  - City Manager Greg Jones... Nickname: Fresno, the All American City & Raisin Capital of the World Location in the state of California County Fresno Government  - Mayor Alan Autry Area  - City 104. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Nickname: The International City (on flag), Friendly City (in Latin on citys seal), or the LBC Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ... Nickname: The Jewel City Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ... Modesto is the county seat of Stanislaus County in the U.S. state of California. ... Napa is the county seat of Napa County, California. ... Oakland, founded in 1852, is the eighth-largest city in California[1] and the county seat of Alameda County. ... Fremont (IPA: ) is a city in California that was incorporated on January 23, 1956, from the merger of five smaller communities: Centerville, Irvington, Mission San Jose, Niles, and Warm Springs. ... Hayward is a city located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area in Alameda County. ... Nickname: The City that Cares Location of Oxnard, California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Ventura County  - Mayor Dr. Thomas E. Holden Area    - City  36. ... Thousand Oaks is a city in Ventura County, California, in the United States. ... Coordinates: Country United States State California County Ventura Mayor Carl Morehouse Area    - City 84. ... Redding from space, April 1994 Redding is the county seat of Shasta County, California, USA, located on the Sacramento River and on Interstate 5 south of Shasta Lake. ... Nickname: The City of Trees Location in the state of California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Riverside Government  - Mayor Ron Loveridge Area  - City  78. ... The San Bernardino skyline viewed from Grand Terrace, California San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... Ontario is a city located in San Bernardino County, California. ... 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Counties

Alameda | Alpine | Amador | Butte | Calaveras | Colusa | Contra Costa | Del Norte | El Dorado | Fresno | Glenn | Humboldt | Imperial | Inyo | Kern | Kings | Lake | Lassen | Los Angeles | Madera | Marin | Mariposa | Mendocino | Merced | Modoc | Mono | Monterey | Napa | Nevada | Orange | Placer | Plumas | Riverside | Sacramento | San Benito | San Bernardino | San Diego | San Francisco | San Joaquin | San Luis Obispo | San Mateo | Santa Barbara | Santa Clara | Santa Cruz | Shasta | Sierra | Siskiyou | Solano | Sonoma | Stanislaus | Sutter | Tehama | Trinity | Tulare | Tuolumne | Ventura | Yolo | Yuba The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Official website: http://www. ... Alpine County is the smallest county, by population, in the U.S. state of California. ... Amador County is a county located in the Sierra Nevada of the U.S. state of California. ... Butte County is a county located in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, north of state capital Sacramento. ... Calaveras County is a county located in Californias Gold Country. ... Colusa County is a county located in Californias Central Valley, northwest of Sacramento. ... Official website: http://www. ... Del Norte County is the northwesternmost county in the U.S. state of California, located on the Pacific coast south of Oregon. ... Location in the state of California Formed 1850 Seat Placerville Area  - Total  - Water 4,631 km² (1,788 mi²) 200 km² (77 mi²) 4. ... Fresno County is a county located in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, south of Stockton and north of Bakersfield. ... Glenn County is a county located in the California Central Valley north of Sacramento County. ... Humboldt County is a county located on the northwest coast of the U.S. state of California, on the Pacific Ocean. ... Imperial County is a county located in the Imperial Valley, in the far southeast of the U.S. state of California, and borders both Arizona and Mexico. ... Inyo County is a county located in east-central California, on the east side of the Sierra Nevada south of Yosemite National Park. ... Kern County is a county located in the southern Central Valley of the U.S. state of California. ... Kings County is a county located in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, southeast of Fresno County. ... Lake County is a county located in the north central portion of the U.S. state of California, north of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Lassen County is a county located in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of California. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... Madera County is a county of California, located in the Central Valley north of Fresno County. ... Marin County (pronounced mah-RIN) is a county located in the North San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. ... Mariposa County is a county in the U.S. state of California, located in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. ... Islands off Mendocino A Beach in the City of Elk Mendocino County is a county located on the north coast of the U.S. state of California, north of the San Francisco Bay Area and Sonoma County and west of the Central Valley. ... Merced County is a county located in Californias Central Valley, north of Fresno and southeast of San Jose. ... Modoc County is a county located in Californias far northeast corner, bounded by Oregon to the north and Nevada to the east. ... Mono County is a county located in the east central portion of the U.S. state of California, to east of the Sierra Nevada between Yosemite National Park and Nevada. ... Monterey County is a county located on the Pacific coast of California, its northwestern section forming the southern half of Monterey Bay. ... “Napa Valley” redirects here. ... Nevada County is a county located in Californias Sierra Nevada, in the Mother Lode country. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Placer County is a county located in California, USAs Sierra Nevada, in the Gold Country. ... Plumas County is a county located in Californias Sierra Nevada. ... Riverside County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of California, stretching from Orange County to the Colorado River, which is the border with Arizona. ... Sacramento County is a county of the U.S. state of California. ... San Benito County is a county located in the Coast Range Mountains of the U.S. state of California, south of San Jose. ... San Bernardino County is the largest county in the contiguous United States by area, containing more land than each of nine states. ... San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of the U.S. state of California, along its border with Mexico. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City; The City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... San Joaquin County is a county located in Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, just east of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... San Luis Obispo County is a county located on the central Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California, between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. ... Official website: http://www. ... Santa Barbara County is a county located on the Pacific coast of the southern portion of the U.S. state of California, just west of Ventura County. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... Santa Cruz County is a county located on the Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California, just south of the San Francisco Bay Area, it forms the northern coast of the Monterey Bay. ... Shasta County is a county located in the northern portion of the U.S. state of California, in the Cascade Mountains. ... Sierra County is a county located in Californias Sierra Nevada, northeast of Sacramento on the border with Nevada. ... Siskiyou County is a county located in far northernmost California, USA, in the Cascade Mountains on the Oregon border. ... Solano County is a county located in central part of the U.S. state of California, about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento and is one of the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. ... Sonoma County is on the north Pacific coast of California, in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. ... Stanislaus County is a county located in Californias California Central Valley, between Stockton and Fresno. ... Sutter County is a county located along the Sacramento River in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, north of state capital Sacramento. ... Location in the state of California Formed 1856 Seat Red Bluff Area  - Total  - Water 7,672 km² (2,962 mi²) 29 km² (11 mi²) 0. ... Trinity County is a county located in northwestern California, along the Trinity River and among the Klamath Mountains. ... Tulare County is a county located in U.S. state of Californias Central Valley, south of Fresno. ... Tuolumne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Californias Sierra Nevada. ... Yolo County is located in the northern part of the U.S. state of California, bordered by the counties of Sacramento, Solano, Napa, Lake, Colusa, and Sutter. ... Yuba County is located in the U.S. state of Californias Central Valley, north of Sacramento, along the Feather River. ...


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Ventura County is a county in the southern part of the U.S. state of California.
In 1822, California was notified of Mexico's independence from Spain and the Governor of California, the Junta, the military in Monterey and the priests and neophytes at Mission San Buenaventura swore allegiance to Mexico on April 11, 1882.
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