Ventura County, California

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Ventura County is a county in the southern part of the U.S. state of California.wikipedia
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Southern California

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Ventura County is a county in the southern part of the U.S. state of California.
The region contains ten counties: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties.

Thousand Oaks, California

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Ventura County comprises the Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA Combined Statistical Area. Communities which are considered to be in the East County are Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Lake Sherwood, Hidden Valley, Santa Rosa Valley, part of Westlake Village, Oak Park, Moorpark, and Simi Valley.
Thousand Oaks is the second-largest city in Ventura County, California, United States.

Ventura, California

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The largest city is Oxnard, and the county seat is the city of Ventura.
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States.

Los Angeles metropolitan area

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It is also a separate metropolitan area west of the more populous Los Angeles metropolitan area.
This includes the three additional counties of Ventura, Riverside, and San Bernardino.

Chumash people

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Ventura County was historically inhabited by the Chumash people, who also settled much of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, with their presence dating back 10,000-12,000 years.
The Chumash are a Native American people who historically inhabited the central and southern coastal regions of California, in portions of what is now San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, extending from Morro Bay in the north to Malibu in the south.

Anacapa Island

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Two of the California Channel Islands are part of the county: Anacapa Island, which is the most visited island in Channel Islands National Park, and San Nicolas Island.
Anacapa Island (Chumash: 'Anyapakh) is a small volcanic island located about 11 mi off the coast of Port Hueneme, California, in Ventura County.

Central Coast (California)

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It is also considered the southernmost county along the California Central Coast.
Six counties make up the Central Coast: from south-to north, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz.

Ventura River

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Canoe launching points on the mainland for trade with the Chumash of the Channel Islands were located at the mouth of the Ventura River, Mugu Lagoon and Point Hueneme.
The Ventura River, in western Ventura County in southern California, United States, flows 16.2 mi from its headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.

Burro Flats Painted Cave

Burro Flats pictograph site
Chumash Indian Museum in Thousand Oaks has several reconstructed Chumash houses (‘apa) and there are several Chumash pictographs in the county, including the Burro Flats Painted Cave in Simi Valley.
Burro Flats Painted Cave (BFPC) is located near Burro Flats, in the Simi Hills of eastern Ventura County, California, United States.

Saticoy, California

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Others include Point Mugu from the word Muwu (meaning “beach”), Saticoy from the word Sa’aqtiko’y (meaning “sheltered for the wind”), and Sespe Creek from the word S’eqp’e (meaning “kneecap”). 1892 saw Simi (later Simi Valley), Somis, Saticoy and Moorpark.
Saticoy is an unincorporated community in Ventura County, California, United States.

Sespe Creek

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Others include Point Mugu from the word Muwu (meaning “beach”), Saticoy from the word Sa’aqtiko’y (meaning “sheltered for the wind”), and Sespe Creek from the word S’eqp’e (meaning “kneecap”).
Sespe Creek (Chumash: S'eqp'e', "Kneecap" ) is a stream, some 61 mi long, in Ventura County, southern California, in the Western United States.

Santa Barbara County, California

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Ventura County was historically inhabited by the Chumash people, who also settled much of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, with their presence dating back 10,000-12,000 years.
The county's territory was later divided to create Ventura County in 1873.

Santa Paula, California

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A plan for Hueneme (later Port Hueneme) was recorded in 1874, and Santa Paula's plan was recorded in 1875.
Santa Paula is a city in Ventura County, California, United States.

Port Hueneme, California

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A plan for Hueneme (later Port Hueneme) was recorded in 1874, and Santa Paula's plan was recorded in 1875.
Port Hueneme is a small beach city in Ventura County, California surrounded by the city of Oxnard and the Santa Barbara Channel.

Fillmore, California

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Bardsdale, Fillmore, Piru and Montalvo were established in 1887.
Fillmore is a small city in Ventura County, California, United States in the Santa Clara River Valley.

Piru, California

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Bardsdale, Fillmore, Piru and Montalvo were established in 1887.
Piru ( "Pie-roo" or "Pea-roo") is a small unincorporated historic town located in eastern Ventura County, California, in the Santa Clara River Valley near the Santa Clara River and Highway 126, about seven miles (11 km) east of Fillmore and about 13 mi west of Interstate 5.

Moorpark, California

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1892 saw Simi (later Simi Valley), Somis, Saticoy and Moorpark.
Moorpark is a city in Ventura County in Southern California.

Rancho Simi

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In Ventura County, Rancho Simi was granted in 1795 and Rancho El Conejo in 1802.
Rancho Simi, also known as Rancho San José de Nuestra Senora de Altagracia y Simi, was a 113009 acre Spanish land grant in what is now eastern Ventura and western Los Angeles counties given in 1795 to Francisco Javier Pico and his two brothers, Patricio Pico and Miguel Pico by Governor Diego de Borica.

Bardsdale, California

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Bardsdale, Fillmore, Piru and Montalvo were established in 1887.
Bardsdale is a rural unincorporated community and populated place in Ventura County, California.

Somis, California

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1892 saw Simi (later Simi Valley), Somis, Saticoy and Moorpark.
Somis is an unincorporated community in Ventura County, California.

Point Mugu, California

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Others include Point Mugu from the word Muwu (meaning “beach”), Saticoy from the word Sa’aqtiko’y (meaning “sheltered for the wind”), and Sespe Creek from the word S’eqp’e (meaning “kneecap”).
Point Mugu, California (Ventureño: Muwu, "Beach" ) is a cape or promontory within Point Mugu State Park on the Pacific Coast in Ventura County, near the city of Port Hueneme and the city of Oxnard.

Rancho El Conejo

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In Ventura County, Rancho Simi was granted in 1795 and Rancho El Conejo in 1802.
Rancho El Conejo was a 48572 acre Spanish land grant in California given in 1803 to Jose Polanco and Ygnacio Rodriguez that encompassed the area now known as the Conejo Valley in southeastern Ventura and northwestern Los Angeles Counties.

Montalvo, Ventura, California

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Bardsdale, Fillmore, Piru and Montalvo were established in 1887.
Montalvo was an unincorporated village in Ventura County, California, founded in approximately 1887.

Newbury Park, California

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Communities which are considered to be in the East County are Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Lake Sherwood, Hidden Valley, Santa Rosa Valley, part of Westlake Village, Oak Park, Moorpark, and Simi Valley.
Newbury Park is a town located mostly within the western Thousand Oaks city limits in Ventura County, California, United States.

Conejo Valley

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Geographically East County is the end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in which the Conejo Valley is located, and where there is a considerable increase in elevation.
The Conejo Valley is a region spanning both southeastern Ventura County and northwestern Los Angeles County in Southern California, United States.