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Be the DD and Win in Downtown Ventura!

Be the DD and Win in Downtown Ventura!

Be the DD and Win! is a designated driver program launched in 2011 and it’s taken hold of the Downtown Ventura, Thousand Oaks and Camarillo bar scene in an incredible way. The campaign includes the popular Prize Posse, a group of fun and exciting young people who take to the streets to reward Designated Drivers with prizes and swag, all the while delivering the message that it is cool to Be the DD. The Prize Posse is coming to Downtown Ventura…


The Prize Posse is coming to Downtown Ventura and will make stops in these participating locations:

  • Anacapa Brewing Company
  • Barrelhouse 101
  • Bombay Bar and Grill
  • El Rey Cantina
  • Paddy’s
  • Star Lounge
  • The Tavern

Click here to see what JW offers for special events. Feel free to contact here or give us a call at 1-800-350-3331 with any questions or inquiries.


San Francisco Comic Con!

San Francisco Comic Con!

If you are a Comic Book fan in the San Francisco area…you don’t want to miss this!

The San Francisco Comic Con is a comic book convention located in San Francisco, California. It is produced and promoted by Imaginarium LLC (the team behind the Tampa Bay Comic Con and Indiana Comic Con), which is an event production and advertising agency comprised entirely of people that have a true love for comic books, stories, artwork and pop-culture. The people of San Francisco deserve a comic convention of their very own, and the San Francisco Comic Con is San Francisco’s very own.

Featured are exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and comicdom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. As always, children 12 and under are admitted for FREE, helping to instill the San Francisco Comic Con as the premier family-friendly comic convention in the region.

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Click here to see what JW offers for special events. Feel free to contact here or give us a call at 1-800-350-3331 with any questions or inquiries.


JW Available for Weddings in San Francisco

JW Available for Weddings in San Francisco

JW Enterprises specializes in weddings and other special events all along the California coastline, including San Francisco.

If you’re thinking about getting hitched in the area, Here Comes the Guide is the only resource you’ll ever need!

Some of what they offer below: 

San Francisco Wedding Venues

Find hotels, restaurants, historic private mansions, churches, chapels and more as wedding ceremony locations, reception venues and rehearsal dinner locations in San Francisco. Bay views, Presidio wedding venues, historic and landmark buildings, and accommodations for your out-of-town guests.

SF: More Affordable Than You Thought! | Wedding Vendors for SF Weddings | San Francisco Rehearsal Dinner Venues | Questions to Ask A Wedding Venue

Click here to see what JW offers for weddings and other special events. Feel free to contact here or give us a call at 1-800-350-3331 with any questions or inquiries.


Champagne on Main, a Spring Wine Walk & Street Fair

Champagne on Main, a Spring Wine Walk & Street Fair

Start your day with the Spring Street Fair on the 300, 400 & 500 block of Main Street with vendors and live entertainment!

Shop local artists, crafters, non-profit organizations, and commercial vendors. The street fair and entertainment are FREE and open to the public starting at 11 am.

At 3:00 pm Champagne on Main Wine Walk gets started. The Champagne on Main Wine Walk will showcase Champagne, Sparkling Wines, and Craft Beer sampling in your favorite downtown businesses. Each guest will receive a Champagne on Main Wine Walk wristband, tasting cup and a map of the participating tasting sites throughout Downtown Ventura.

To find more information, and to purchase tickets, click here.

Getting Married? We Recommend Limoneira Ranch!

Getting Married? We Recommend Limoneira Ranch!

A great venue for that special day!

About Limoneira Ranch

Founded in 1893, the Limoneira Company and its Ranches have operated for over 100 years. The unique location of our wedding venues in the midst of operating agricultural ranches make Limoneira a magical setting for any event. Surrounded by citrus groves and all the natural beauty of the historic valley and distant foothills, you will be swept off your feet! Charming country elements, vintage flair, and great food prepared by our master chef enhance the allure of this stunning site. You and your guests will remember dancing under the stars and celebrating your special day at Lemoniera Ranch!

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The 12th Annual Chopper Fest Motorcycle Art and Culture Show

The 12th Annual Chopper Fest Motorcycle Art and Culture Show

Upcoming event in Ventura – see you there!
The Chopper Fest features an all brand antique and custom motorcycle show; custom bike builder displays featuring world class bike builders; an art show featuring the works of Easyriders artist David Mann and other established custom culture artists; hundreds of motorcycle/culture vendors; a new and used motorcycle parts swap meet; live rock and blues bands; food and beer.

The “If You Build it They Will Come” All Brand Motorcycle Show will feature over 18 classes of motorcycles from Antique and Old School to Twin Cam and Radical Design classes. The trophies are one-of-a-kind works of art by custom culture artist Sonny Boy. Best in Show takes home $2,500. Check out the Chopper Fest website for more details and entering your motorcycle.

Each year, Paisano Publications, LLC (Easyriders) and Jacquie Mann generously grant Chopper Fest commercial rights to one of David Mann’s illustrations. This year, “Day Moon” will be the featured image at the Chopper Fest (see attached graphics).

The 12th Annual Chopper Fest will be held Sunday December 13th 2015 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA from 8am-4pm. General admission is $15, Military with ID $10, kids 12 & under $5. Bike show registration is $40 includes admission and event t-shirt.

Full article can be read by click here.

If you happen to be planning an event – remember JW Enterprises for all of your portable restroom needs!

California agriculture: It’s worth the water

California agriculture: It’s worth the water

A great article from the LA Times regarding California’s agriculture and the water shortage…

Pundits here in drought-stricken California have become fond of proclaiming that farms consume 80% of the state’s water and generate only about 2% of its gross domestic product. “Why devote so much of our water to an industry that contributes so little fuel to our economic engine?” they ask.

Both of those figures are deceptive. It’s only possible to arrive at 80% by not accounting for the amount of water dedicated to environmental uses. (For example, the water in rivers that flows into the sea.) And the 2% figure grossly undersells the importance of food grown in California.

California’s economy is incredibly diverse, much like its topography, its climate and its population. That’s a significant benefit when you’re the eighth-largest economy in the world. And agriculture is a key part of that diversity.

Of course, many aggregate sectors constitute a larger share of our economy than agriculture. Finance, insurance and real estate tops the list at 21%. Professional services and government follow at 13% and 12%, respectively.

Beyond those sectors, we have a broad, flat grouping of several categories, each representing just a few percent of the state’s GDP. That’s a remarkably balanced profile that lends resilience and dynamism to our economy.


Let’s look more closely at that data, though. Is agriculture really just 2.1%? As is so often the case with statistics, what’s not in that number is more significant than what is.

Take the “utilities” category, for instance. It includes power generated for farms and for processing and marketing crops once they’re harvested. The “real estate” piece includes sales and leasing of agricultural acreage and processing facilities. “Non-durable goods manufacturing” includes food and beverage processing. “Wholesale trade” and “retail trade” does not just mean the shopping mall; it includes the supermarket, the food court and the regional produce hub.

Food is central to California in more than just the nutritional sense.
Categories such as “transportation and warehousing” and “finance and insurance” are linked into every one of our 78,000 farms, each of which needs trucks, banks and insurance coverage to bring in the harvest.

“Accommodation and food services” not only runs on food but also is fond of promoting the fact that many of the most healthful and desirable foods and beverages grow on California farms and ranches. California, after all, helped start the farm-to-plate movement, and it’s not an exaggeration to say that agriculture is tied to the state’s identity from harvest (Cesar Chavez) to table (Alice Waters).

Granted, all economic sectors have ripple effects and multipliers. But unlike most other segments, California’s agricultural productivity and diversity are not readily duplicated elsewhere. Our soils and climate are what have made it possible for us to supply so much of our nation’s and the world’s food.

Food is central to California in more than just the nutritional sense. It contributes to nearly every aspect of our economy and our lives, an important point to keep in mind as we weigh what our water is worth during this drought, and the next one.

Karen Ross is California agriculture secretary. Daniel Sumner is a professor of agricultural and resource economics at UC Davis.

Link to original article can be found here

A Great Resource for All Things Farm Fresh in Ventura County!

HEALTHYVENTURACOUNTY.ORG is a great resource for finding information regarding Ventura County’s family farming community. Links below…


Ventura County residents are fortunate to live in one of the most productive agricultural regions in the nation. Growers here produce more than 100 commercial crop varieties, and the annual value of production ranks it 10th among the nation’s 3,140 counties.

Ventura County Grown & Harvested: Shop Fresh, Buy Local

Thanks to the moderate climate, farmers can transport fresh fruit and vegetables from local fields and orchards to homes, markets, stores and restaurants year-round. As a result, local residents can find a wide array of locally grown food at markets, farms, restaurants and roadside stands throughout the area.

Community Supported Agriculture

Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) allows consumers to buy a share in a farm’s production and receive weekly boxes of whatever vegetables, fruit and other products are ready for market that week. Some CSAs deliver to neighborhood drop-off points; others require that each week’s box be picked up at the farm. Some CSAs bundle the production of several small local farms to provide a wider selection of products. Local CSAs include:

For more information you can visit the page HERE.

For information regarding Portable Restrooms & Temporary Power for agriculture and special events, you can contact JW Enterprises HERE.

Ventura County News: Crop values top $1.9 billion

Ventura County News: Crop values top $1.9 billion

From the Ventura County Star: The special news out of the 2012 Crop & Livestock Report that tracks Ventura County’s nearly $2 billion agriculture industry is that cilantro became a new member of the Top 10 highest value crops.

In a record year for the industry, cilantro, also known as Mexican or Chinese parsley, earned its first-ever spot on the list by generating $23 million in value in 2012, replacing greens such as chard and watercress. The crop’s value increased 30 percent from 2011.


Total crop values for the year rose to $1.96 billion, a 1.6 percent uptick. Except for a slight dip in 2011, the industry has grown steadily from $1.5 billion five years ago. The report focuses on the gross values of crops, not the net return to growers.

“We’re just trying to show how things have changed for agriculture, and how that is likely going to always be the case,” Ventura County’s Agricultural Commissioner Henry Gonzales said in presenting the report to the Board of Supervisors. “In 10 years, it will no doubt be different.”

The 2012 report tells a story about how the increasing values for some crops show that other local industries, such as real estate, are improving, and how changing consumer tastes drive what growers plant.

The rebound of nursery stock, the county’s fourth highest value crop in 2012, is likely due to improving real estate and new construction, Gonzales said, while a jump in kale shows consumers are accepting what traditionally has been a garnish but is now part of supermarket and restaurant salads.


Cilantro, the county’s 10th most valuable crop, is another example of changing consumer tastes, Gonzales said.

George Boskovich, CEO of Boskovich Farms Inc. in Oxnard, said his family business was the state’s first commercial grower and marketer of cilantro when it began experimenting with planting coriander, another name for cilantro, in the 1970s. The business now grows cilantro on 2,000 acres.

“Our value-added cilantro pack is gaining in popularity mainly among our food service customers and will soon be offered to retail customers,” Boskovich said. “Cilantro goes well with our other products and has become an important consolidation product for our customers who want to do one-stop shopping year-round in Oxnard.”

Several of Ventura County’s 10 highest value crops traded places in 2012. Lemons, worth $202 million, took the No. 2 spot from raspberries as sales of the citrus fruit rose 15 percent even as 314 less acres were harvested. Avocados now rank sixth just ahead of tomatoes, positions that were reversed in 2011. And peppers and cut flowers traded places for the eighth and ninth spots, respectively.

Read the whole article here.

Did You Know There was a Ventura County Agriculture Museum?

Did You Know There was a Ventura County Agriculture Museum?

Ventura County has a little known secret – an agricultural museum that chronicles the local history of agriculture and other related topics. We’ve listed some of the current exhibitions below, but you can check the Ventura County Agricultural Museum for updates on exhibitions and events. 

Website and directions at the bottom….

Contemporary Impressions: The Artwork of Kate Hoffman
February 7, 2014 – May 31, 2015

Award winning Ojai artist Kate Hoffman has been painting for more than 30 years. She studied at the Art Students League in New York and the Instituto Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums, including the Museum of Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Logan House Gallery of the Beatrice Wood Foundation of Ojai. Hoffman’s work can be seen in the permanent collections of Rotary International in Chicago and the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa in Ojai, CA, as well as many private collections.

See this beautiful selection of her watercolors; which blend rich earthy colors with outlined shapes of horses, animals and the sea.

The History of Ventura County Agriculture

Yuba Tractor

On permanent exhibition showcasing the people, crops, and technologies that have made Ventura County one of the leading agriculture centers of California and the nation.

Visit the Agriculture Museum

926 Railroad Avenue • Santa Paula, CA 93060 805.525.3100 | Fax: 805.525.0484 • Current Exhibits • Upcoming Events Hours 11 am to 5 pm Friday through Sunday Visit the Museum of Ventura County Admission $5.00 Adults (18 years & older) $3.00 Seniors, Students & AAA members with ID $1.00 Children (17-6 years old) Children 5 years old & younger are FREE

Directions to the Agriculture Museum
The Museum is located at 926 Railroad Avenue in downtown Santa Paula, next to the railroad tracks and across from the Train Depot. Free public parking is available in the gravel lot in front of the Museum.

Coming from Highway 126 heading West
Take exit 10th Street/Highway 150 (exit 12). Turn right onto 10th Street and continue 3 blocks, turn left on Railroad Avenue immediately after going over the railroad tracks.

Coming from Highway 126 heading East
Take exit 10th Street/Highway 150 (exit 12). Turn left onto 10th Street and continue 3 blocks, turn left on Railroad Avenue immediately after going over the railroad tracks.

Free Parking
Adjacent to the Museum