THE COLLECTION’S SCHOOL REWARDS PROGRAM BENEFITS EVERYONE

OXNARD, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2014) — The Collection at RiverPark is launching its School Rewards Program.

The program is an easy and fun way for schools to earn additional funds at no cost to the schools. Kids don’t have to sell anything and parents don’t have to buy anything or write an extra check. They simply shop at The Collection and log their receipts to support their own school.  There are bonus points for attending events, participating in programs at The Collection and even supporting certain community service causes.

The Collection SignSchools that have already signed up for the rewards program include Camarillo Heights Elementary, Emilie Ritchen Elementary, Harrington Elementary, La Mariposa Elementary, Lemonwood Elementary, Norman Brekke School, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish School, Ramona Elementary, Rio Del Mar Elementary, Rio Del Norte Elementary, Rio Plaza Elementary, Sierra Linda Elementary and St. John’s Lutheran School. The first meeting with participating schools will be held on Friday, Sept. 12.  However, there are spots available for more schools to participate in the program.  For more information, call 800-539-3273.

The Collection also will present its September Kids Club event on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 10:30 a.m.-noon. The theme of the day is “Learning is Fun.” Performers will include the “Wonderworld Puppets,” who will present famous stories like “The Tortoise and the Hare.” After the show a short magic show and meet-and-greet will take place.

And there’s even more good news for kids. The Collection will present the “Seaside Steamer,” a kid-friendly

train that will chug-a-lug throughout the grounds of The Collection on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Cost is $3.

 

About The Collection 

The Collection at RiverPark is a 650,000 square foot, open-air specialty retail center located in the heart of

West Ventura County. Inspired by the beauty of the California coast, The Collection reflects the unique atmosphere of the surrounding seaside communities. Built around a pedestrian friendly grid of retail streets, the center includes a carefully crafted assortment of established and contemporary designer shops, distinctive dining, and signature entertainment venues. Anchors include Target, Century RiverPark 16, REI, Whole Foods Market and H&M. Restaurants include Yard House, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, and Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana. Follow us on the web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ at TheCollectionRP

Rock The Weekend At RiverPark

Originally posted on RiverPark 411:

Two local bands will be performing this weekend and we hope you have the opportunity to go hear and watch them represent the 805.

This coming Saturday, June 21st, marks the first performance of the “ROCK The Collection” Summer Concert Series at our favorite local shopping center. Dirty Rice is a 7-piece reggae band based in South Oxnard, California that will be kicking off the Summer Concert Series at The Collection at 6pm this Saturday.

On the following day, Sunday, June 22nd, the Vans Warped Tour ’14 will be making its annual appearance at Seaside Park in Ventura. Galvanized Souls is an up and coming Alternative Rock band based in neighboring Camarillo/Somis that will be performing around 11:30am on the Ernie Ball Stage.

Galvanized Souls engage in many fundraising, anti-bullying, and awareness efforts to shed light on teen issues and struggles. The band recently filmed a music video for their latest…

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LARSEN’S GRILL SET TO OPEN LATE SUMMER/EARLY FALL AT THE COLLECTION

Originally posted on RiverPark 411:

OXNARD, Calif. (May 7, 2014) — The Collection at RiverPark will be home to one of the best steaks in town when Larsen’s Grill opens late summer/early fall in 2014.
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Owner Flemming Larsen is known for his quality steakhouses at his Larsen’s Steakhouse restaurants. Larsen’s Grill also will offer the finest prime steaks and freshest seafood available.

“There’s nothing quite like a great steak, and Larsen’s is definitely the place to go,” said Michael Pynn, General Manager of The Collection.

What makes Larsen’s steaks so good? 

Larsen’s requires four to six weeks of aging in a unique, large facility, providing a special sanitized environment. And Larsen’s requires a highly skilled butcher to be at the location at all times to monitor airflow, temperature, and humidity. During dry aging, the prime meats’ natural enzymes act as soothing tenderizers. At the same time, moisture evaporation improves the supple texture and hearty taste…

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Undeclared Dance Crew Open Enrollment!

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Dancing is becoming more and more common among the youth of today’s society. It has become an outlet that can be use to help bring kids out of their shells and even give them a chance to get some exercise and have a ton of fun while doing it! If you know anyone between the ages of 4 to 15 that loves to dance or just wants to have fun and try something new, then why not try out Undeclared Dance Crew?! No experience is necessary, all are welcome to come and join, and the atmosphere that the kids will receive is  simple amazing! Open enrollment for Undeclared is starting this week and you can come in and try it anytime during this week! For any inquires or questions just send an email to emanondancecompany@gmail.com

Hope too see you soon!

Here’s a little preview of Undeclared:

Coming Soon To The Collection: River Park! – Yard House

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The Collection has announced that they will be opening a new Yard House on July 11, 2013! Offering delicious, mouthwatering food as well as amazing atmosphere and great service for since 1996, this is for sure going to be a new hot spot here in Oxnard!

The founder, Steele Platt opened up the first Yard House in 1996 in Long Beach California. Will all of its amazing success over the years, Yard house is opening new locations in:

Many craft beer aficionados of Oxnard will greatly appreciate the fact that this restaurant will be opening locally because of the massive variety of craft beer and other alcoholic beverages that are available. In fact, Yard House offers over 160 different types of beer on tap per restaurant. 

For more information and more information on the history of this establishment, visit their website at:

http://www.yardhouse.com/

Prom Season

Prom Season is usually the time of year where Juniors and Seniors from high schools all around California finally get the opportunity to go out for a night of fun as well as possible romance. For some this is a chance to gather with friends and have one last formal form of celebration before life takes you on your own journey and for others it is to have that last dance with that special someone that you never got the chance to tell how you really feel. Regardless of the reason, Prom is most definitely a night one will never forget. Just as long as one makes the most out of it and treat it as ans experience rather than a financial obligation.

Statistics at schools are showing an overall drop in the amount of students that are actually attending Prom during their Junior and Senior years of High School. This of course may not seem like a matter of high importance but it does have significance none the less.

Those who say that Prom “Isn’t for them” or that it “Isn’t their thing” are judging the experience before even attempting to try it or experience it for themselves firsthand. How can one possibly know it isn’t for them without even experiencing it for themselves? The fact of the matter is.. you simply can’t. There is no shame in trying something new. It won’t kill you to dress up for one night and wear a tux or a dress with some heels. At the very least you can look back in your high school yearbook and at least say “I went to my Senior Prom”. Who knows. You may actually like it and have some fun.

If You’re Looking For A Great Rewarding Part-Time Job

Originally posted on RiverPark 411:

STAR of CA was founded in May 2006 to provide comprehensive Autism Spectrum Disorder resources to local communities in a nurturing environment where the entire family unit was supported.

starlogo_widexWith a commitment to ongoing staff education as well as a support division and therapeutic services to address the many challenges that families face, STAR of CA delivers the very best for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their family members.

Currently, STAR of CA is hiring for Part-Time, approximately 10-20 hours per week. Any experience with kids will suffice. All training provided. If you are interested in helping, email your resume to ngonzalez@starofca.com

With a commitment to ongoing staff education as well as a support division and therapeutic services to address the many challenges that families face, STAR of CA delivers the very best for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their family members.

They love what they do and are…

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Channel Islands Yacht Club Raises Funds for Ship Maintenance

Recently this week, the American Tall Ship Institute put on a pirate themed ball at the Channel Islands Yacht Club in order to raise funds to go towards  the maintenance of a 138-foot topsail schooner used to teach young people about the sea known as the “Bill of Rights”

The estimated amount according to the chairman of the board of the institute, is about $78,000 for routine maintenance. This of course now a days does seem like a high amount of money to keep up with the maintenance of a simple schooner, however this maintenance is necessary in order to keep a tradition of sea related education alive and well.

The program that runs the “Bill of Rights” only hires scientists and teachers to staff the boat rather than seasoned sailors to ensure that those who come aboard the “Bill of Rights” get quality and reliable knowledge that they will never forget.

It really is heartwarming to see that traditional hands on education through experience is still being supported today in our society. One can always learn things through a traditional textbook, but they will most certainly retain it if they experience it first hand for themselves.

If you ever have the opportunity, be sure to visit the “Bill of Rights” and experience a vast ocean of knowledge waiting to be dived into.

Emanon Dance Crew Presents: Family and Friends Night!

Friends, family, and alumni! Come by the Oxnard PAL on Friday, February 15th at 7:30PM! Our dance family will preview five different routines! Come out and support!!!

We’ll also be accepting open donations to help the Davalos family in their time of need. They recently lost 3 lives in their family and could use all the support they could get. Any type of donations will be greatly appreciated.

Open too all who wish to come and show support!

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Picketing Outside St. John’s Hospital

As most who watch the news, or read the local paper must know, the economy is not exactly in its best shape as of now. This massive recession that we are all stuck in has not only caused many school districts to have  to make cuts and put teachers jobs in jeopardy, it is now even affecting our local public health care system as well.   Earlier this month on January 7, 2013 a total of over 30 to 60 workers that are currently involved in the Health Care Industry, picketed outside the doors of St. John’s  Hospital in Oxnard California.

This protest was organized and supported by Service Employees International Union Local 121 RN, which represents nurses, and SEIU-UHW, which represents some other health care workers. This massive movement is a response to the upcoming layoffs to the hospital that are set to take place on January 31 at the St. John’s Hospital in Oxnard as well as the Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo California. These protests stem from the belief that the contract that was made with Local 121 is not being honored as it was first promised.

According too Laurie Eberst, St. John’s CEO and president of St. John’s, these layoffs mainly stem from the massive decline that has occurred in the government reimbursements. Due to this decline, a total of up to 50 jobs are expected to be laid off by January 31 unless it is negotiated and different approaches are explored.

This is a clear example of how bad things truly are in our economy. Things seem to be at an economic standstill and some form of action must be taken to ensure that these healthcare systems as well as educational systems are in the best shape possible even during the time of a recession.

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