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Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our 90,000 sq. ft. facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers are unrivaled in the industry.

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When you choose mobile storage containers over traditional storage facilities, you get more space for less, plus the convenience of onsite, 24/7 access to your valuables. And if you can't keep a container at your location, we offer you the flexibility to store it at our place instead. Rest assured, our high-quality storage containers will keep your items safe from weather, pests and break-ins. When you need to rent, buy or modify mobile storage containers in San Buenaventura, CA, look no further than Southwest Mobile Storage.

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10 best gutter installation companies in San Buenaventura, California

Gutters are a necessary component of your home’s drainage system, guarding your siding and foundation from water damage. Finding the right gutter installation company is the first step to getting the best gutters for your San Buenaventura home.There is a wide assortment of gutter types out there, and each model is design...

Gutters are a necessary component of your home’s drainage system, guarding your siding and foundation from water damage. Finding the right gutter installation company is the first step to getting the best gutters for your San Buenaventura home.

There is a wide assortment of gutter types out there, and each model is designed for different climates. Adding products like heat tape can help minimize damage from ice dams.

If you're installing new gutters in San Buenaventura, California, hire a local installer that's acquainted with local weather patterns, and that can recommend products which perform well for local homeowners. Discover the top San Buenaventura gutter companies below, and learn more information about gutter installation in your area.

Find the best gutter installer for you in San Buenaventura

The gutter company you choose should pair useful service offerings with strong customer reviews. Focus on gutter installers that provide gutters made from long-lasting materials, like aluminum or stainless steel, rather than vinyl or PVC.

Carefully check the Better Business Bureau website and Google Reviews to see how past customers responded to each gutter company's service, workmanship and attentiveness to complaints. Be cautious of installers with poor ratings.

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What are signs you need your gutters replaced?

Gutters that show any of the following signs might be near the end of their life span and need replacing:

Before reaching out to a local installer, carefully evaluate your gutter system's current condition. Occasional issues, such as minor leaks or small cracks, typically only require a quick repair. However, your gutters may need a total replacement if they're older, worn down, or in disrepair.

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Choosing gutters involves weighing factors like durability, aesthetics and cost. Your location in San Buenaventura may also influence options. A few of the most common materials that gutter installation companies offer include these:

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What influences the cost of gutters in San Buenaventura?

Your new gutters' cost will depend on roof size, number of stories, gutter material, number of downspouts and any landscaping requirements. Most homes need 150 to 200 linear feet of gutters, though multistory homes and complex roofs might need more.

Gutter material is the biggest factor determining how much you'll pay. A long-lasting material such as copper, steel and zinc will cost more than PVC or vinyl. Zinc and copper also tend to cost more for labor, because they're more difficult to install.

Each gutter company you contact will send someone to inspect your existing gutters and give you a custom quote. This specified document can clarify the necessary components and installation procedures for your new gutters. It can also help you understand what each part of the job costs.

How do you save money on your San Buenaventura gutter installation?

Gutter replacement can get expensive fast, especially for larger homes or if your old system has serious damage. Take the following steps to help manage the cost:

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Ventura: A City of Good Fortune

Whenever I visit Central California, there is one coastal city at the top of my “Must-Visit’’ list: Ventura. Think small-town beach vibes where artists-in-residence, professional thrifters and leisurely surfers coexist within their own unhurried circadian rhythms. In a way, our own Small Lake City has a kinship with Ventura. Everyone knows everyone, and it’s nearly impossible to pass a stranger without offering a quick head nod or polite, &ldquo...

Whenever I visit Central California, there is one coastal city at the top of my “Must-Visit’’ list: Ventura. Think small-town beach vibes where artists-in-residence, professional thrifters and leisurely surfers coexist within their own unhurried circadian rhythms. In a way, our own Small Lake City has a kinship with Ventura. Everyone knows everyone, and it’s nearly impossible to pass a stranger without offering a quick head nod or polite, “Hi there!” But you can’t deny that some things—amusement parks, farmer’s markets and women’s rights, to name a few—are just better in California. I know we love to hate on California but it’s time to explore another city, one that makes the case for the Golden State.

Scenic coastline views, endless outdoor adventures and Main Street hotspots have made Ventura a cultural hive—one that was named the most desirable place to live in America in 2015 based on the USDA’s index ranking the “natural aspects of attractiveness.”

The intrinsic appeal of the city has drawn individuals for hundreds of years, including Saint Junipero Serra who established California’s ninth mission San Buenaventura in 1782. The Mission is named after the Italian Saint Bonaventure, who is known for both the exclamation of “O Good Fortune!” that gave the mission its Spanish name and also, cringingly, as the Patron Saint of bowel disorders. (How’s that for a Biblical contradiction?) The area became a thriving agricultural hub and was officially incorporated into California in 1873. Today, the Mission remains a defining feature of Ventura’s downtown district and offers tours daily. Stop in between sunrise and sunset to tour the lush gardens and restored artifact collection.

Long before Ventura’s official induction into the California cool kids club, it was home to the indigenous Chumash tribe, whose thriving territory spanned the coastline from Malibu to Paso Robles. For 10,000 years their maritime lifestyle manifested advanced building techniques, transportation methods and knowledge of astronomy. Often regarded as the most unique on the continent, many Chumash traditions have been preserved and re-created at Wishtoyo’s Chumash Village in neighboring Malibu. The living museum offers a glimpse of authentic Chumash life with traditional storytelling, hands-on activities, ‘Ap dwellings, and Tomol canoes.

Considering its deep historical roots, it’s only natural that Ventura nurtures a connection to the past. Furthering a sense of nostalgia, several thrift and consignment shops line downtown’s Main Street. While unassuming on the outside, Coalition Thrift Store and SPARC Second Chance Store house an impressive collection of clothes and furniture. Plus, each donates a portion of proceeds to victims of domestic violence and no-kill animal shelters respectively. One short block away, Goodwill is an obligatory pitstop for any credible thrifter. If on-trend and vintage fashion is what you’re after, Throwback Junction and Buffalo Exchange promise a brand name bargain or a too-good-to-pass-up novelty find (read: neon light-up daisy backpack).

Trading the chaos of Los Angeles for Ventura’s soothing scenery, many creatives call the coastal town home. The influx of artistic flair is embodied in countless galleries and artist’s spaces, like the Bell Arts Factory—a grassroots community housing ceramicists, painters and writers that invites the public to experience artists at work. Other creative sanctuaries include Art City Studios, Working Artists of Ventura and Vita Art Center. Peruse Main Street for a mix of fine art and photographic galleries like Latitudes Gallery and H Gallery + Studios.

And if you really want to blend in with the locals, visit the city during their ArtWalk event in October. Now in its 27th year, ArtWalk is a free self-guided tour of pop-up venues and galleries, studios and more. To find more information on this year’s participating artists and experiences, visit ArtWalk’s website.

The Channel Islands are home to 150 endemic species of seabirds, mammals and predators, earning them the nickname the “Galapagos of North America.” Seeds carried by birds, island foxes carried over by Chumash canoes and wild game planted by well-heeled sportsmen have culminated in biodiversity found little elsewhere on earth. Having recovered from the brink of extinction only a few years ago, the Dwarf Santa Rosa Island fox is a personal favorite. (House-cat sized AND easily tamed? I need to speak with my landlord.)

Experiencing Ventura wouldn’t be complete without strolling down Main Street and pursuing whatever sight, smell or sound calls to you. Now extending in 2024, the city has closed off five blocks (from the mission to Fir Street) to accommodate a pedestrian-only promenade. Think Salt Lake’s Open Streets but with less inebriated Greek lifers and more sandy-toed and slightly-stoned surfers. (I’ll take that trade!)

It’s practically law to start with brunch—this is SoCal after all. Grab a bacon flight at Immigrant Son Caffeand don’t shy from the breakfast lasagna. Also, sangria and lots of it. Fuel up with an ancho chili mocha at Palermo and grab a gluten-free donut while you’re at it.

For midday sunbathing, hit the patio at Paradise Pantry. Choose from five artisan cheese boards paired with certified California vino. They also offer regional wine and cheese tours so you can sip your way through Greece, Spain and Italy. If your vibe is less caviar-meets-cabernet and more I-need-a-beer-right-now, head up to Fluid State Beer Garden for sourdough pizza and rotation beer selection. Other brew hubs include Poseidon Brewery Company, Madewest Brewing Company and Barrelhouse 101.

When it’s officially cocktail hour, visit The Saloon, a western-style bar, for a seasonal libation and an all-vegan menu. (I did say “western-style.”) Inside a historic building, Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust serves Italian-inspired drinks named to match the many wizard motifs found inside. (Gandalf the Grey-Hound was my personal fave). Go full beach-mode at Ventiki Tiki Lounge and Lanai where authentic Mai Tais are paired with spam musubi and surfer tunes.

For dinner, take advantage of fresh coastal seafood at Lure Fish House or Rumfish Y Vino. Spencer Makenzie’s has the best fish tacos in Ventura and homemade chowder to boot. For a romantic Italian dinner, visit Barrel 33 or grab a casual bite at Thai/Korean fusion restaurant Asiatique Eatery.

Considering their nearly 273 sunny days per year, Ventura is a town quite literally made of the outdoors. Sweeping beaches and a wealth of surf breaks offer a haven to surfers, who can find beginner to advanced waves at Mondo’s, Ventura Point and South Jetty. Ventura is also a great launch point for whale watching during their migration period, and the folks at Island Packer’s offer whole and half-day trips.

If you feel a true call to the wild, the nearby Channel Islands promise untamed adventure and sweet solitude. One of America’s least visited National Parks, the string of five islands can be explored via kayak or on foot. Paddle into sea caves, snorkel around the coast or embark on a remote camping excursion. Roam the sandy beaches and craggy cliffs of San Miguel island, once the home of pygmy mammoths and the Arlington Springs Man—the oldest human remains discovered in North America. Or, take in the vast ocean views from Anacapa island, where Seussical wildflowers paint the hills in splendor. At the end of your adventure, don’t forget to stop and enjoy the sunset. Are you in the golden state of mind yet?

Discover the Charm of Ventura, California: A Guide to the Best Places to Visit and Things to Do

Nestled along the picturesque California coastline, Ventura is a beautiful and charming city that boasts a wide array of attractions and activities for residents and visitors alike. From its stunning beaches and parks to its vibrant cultural scene, there is always something exciting happening in this welcoming city. Here are some of the top reasons why you should consider visiting or moving to Ventura, California.Natural Beauty and Outdoor RecreationOne of the biggest draws of Ventura is its natural beauty and the abundance o...

Nestled along the picturesque California coastline, Ventura is a beautiful and charming city that boasts a wide array of attractions and activities for residents and visitors alike. From its stunning beaches and parks to its vibrant cultural scene, there is always something exciting happening in this welcoming city. Here are some of the top reasons why you should consider visiting or moving to Ventura, California.

Natural Beauty and Outdoor Recreation

One of the biggest draws of Ventura is its natural beauty and the abundance of outdoor activities available to enjoy. Ventura has miles of scenic coastline, with beautiful beaches that offer everything from surfing and kayaking to fishing and whale watching. Surfers will love riding the waves at Surfers Point, while families can enjoy a day at the beach at Marina Park or San Buenaventura State Beach.

For those who love hiking, Ventura has an extensive trail system that winds through the hills and valleys surrounding the city. The Ventura Botanical Gardens is a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts, featuring stunning views of the ocean and Channel Islands from its hilltop location.

Culture and Art

Ventura is a city that celebrates its diverse cultural heritage, with a thriving arts scene that includes galleries, museums, and performing arts venues. The Museum of Ventura County is a great place to learn about the city's rich history and cultural heritage, while the Ventura County Art Museum showcases works by local artists.

For those who love live music, the Majestic Ventura Theater is the place to be. This historic venue has hosted some of the biggest names in rock and roll, and continues to attract top-notch talent to this day.

Food and Drink

Ventura is a foodie's paradise, with a wide variety of restaurants and eateries that offer everything from casual beachside dining to fine dining experiences. The Ventura Pier is a great spot to grab some seafood and watch the waves roll in, while the Main Street area is home to a number of hip cafes and restaurants.

If you're looking for something sweet, don't miss out on Coastal Cone, a local ice cream shop that offers unique and delicious flavors. And for a taste of the city's agricultural heritage, visit the Ventura Farmers Market, where you can sample fresh fruits and vegetables, artisanal cheeses, and other local specialties.

Shopping and Entertainment

Ventura offers plenty of opportunities for shopping and entertainment, with a mix of locally owned boutiques and larger chain stores. The Pacific View Mall is a popular destination for shoppers, with over 150 stores and restaurants to choose from.

For a fun night out, head to the Regency Buenaventura Cinemas, a historic theater that shows a mix of new releases and classic films. And for something a little different, check out Escape Rooms Ventura, where you and your friends can work together to solve puzzles and escape from a themed room.

Ventura is a beautiful and vibrant city that offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking for outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or great food and entertainment, you'll find it all in this charming coastal community. So why not plan a visit or even consider moving to Ventura to experience all that this wonderful city has to offer?

California mission founded by St. Junipero Serra gets a papal upgrade

VENTURA, California — When Father Tom Elewaut saw the name on his phone’s caller ID the night of June 30, the pastor of Mission San Buenaventura guessed the call had something to do with the recent controversy over whether to remove the statue of St. Junipero Serra in front of Ventura’s City Hall.He guessed wrong.“I’ve got some good news,” said Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez on the other end of the line. “You’re a minor basilica.”Elewaut’s voice started to...

VENTURA, California — When Father Tom Elewaut saw the name on his phone’s caller ID the night of June 30, the pastor of Mission San Buenaventura guessed the call had something to do with the recent controversy over whether to remove the statue of St. Junipero Serra in front of Ventura’s City Hall.

He guessed wrong.

“I’ve got some good news,” said Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez on the other end of the line. “You’re a minor basilica.”

Elewaut’s voice started to crack with emotion. He had spent the last six years researching, praying and waiting for Pope Francis to decide whether to elevate the 238-year-old parish to the rank of minor basilica.

On July 15, the feast of the mission’s namesake, St. Bonaventure, the pope’s decision became public.

At a special 7:30 a.m. Mass celebrated by Gomez, Elewaut and Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron, Mission San Buenaventura was unveiled as the first basilica in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the 88th in the United States.

“When the pope designates a basilica, it means this is holy ground, that something beautiful and important in the history of salvation happened here,” Gomez said at the Mass.

The liturgy was held outside in the mission’s garden because of restrictions on outdoor religious services mandated by California Gov. Gavin Newsom just two days earlier in light of a spike in coronavirus cases in the state.

Of the nine missions St. Junipero founded in what is today California, Mission San Buenaventura has the distinction of being his last, established on Easter, March 31, 1782. The pursuit of the mission’s elevation began in 1976.

“Today (God) has been kind enough to grant me the consolation, after many years of longing, of witnessing the founding of the Holy Mission of Our Seraphic Doctor San Buenaventura,” Elewaut said. “And the same thing can be said of this founding as the canonization of the saint: ‘Quo tardius, eo solemnius.’ (‘The more slowly, the more solemnly.’)”

In making a church a basilica, the pope declares the church to be one of his own.

There are a little more than 1,800 minor basilicas in the world; 87 are in the U.S. and six in California.

For Barron, the announcement had a special significance. Five years ago, two months after St. Junipero’s canonization, he was installed as episcopal vicar for the Santa Barbara region of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in a Mass celebrated at Mission San Buenaventura.

In an interview with Angelus, the online news platform of the archdiocese, he said basilicas are a potent symbol of the church’s universality.

“It’s a way of linking churches spread all over the world to the pope,” he said, adding, “We put strength in diversity today, which is great, but we can sometimes overlook the importance of unity, what brings us all together as one community, despite our massive differences in language and culture.”

Now that Mission San Buenaventura is a basilica, it will receive a series of symbolic “upgrades” including a cone-shaped canopy, known as an “ombrellino,” that will now be placed above the church’s lectern; a bell mounted on a pole, known as the “tintinnabulum,” similar to that used during the Middle Ages to signal the pope’s approach, will now be used in parish processions; and the insignia of the Papal Cross Keys will appear in banners, signs and over the mission’s doors.

But for Elewaut the honor is less about pomp and pageantry and more about motivating his parishioners to live and share their faith in a more authentic way.

“This is going to put a greater responsibility on the parish leadership and the people of the parish to discover new ways of evangelization in the spirit of St. Junipero Serra and St. Bonaventure,” he said.

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2024 Ventura Junior Lifeguards

Session 3 July 29 - August 16 (VUSD Pier Swim make-up August 17)Program hours 9am - 2pm.ENROLLMENT WILL OPEN IN APRIL 15, 12pm (noon) 2024Dear Junior Lifeguard Families and prospective new students, Welcome to the 2023 Junior Lifeguard Program.We are planning another action packed, educational and personal growth program for our participants. Located in the tabs to the right are your Enrollment links and your Parent Handbook. Please take the time to read and share the in...

Session 3 July 29 - August 16 (VUSD Pier Swim make-up August 17)

Program hours 9am - 2pm.

ENROLLMENT WILL OPEN IN APRIL 15, 12pm (noon) 2024

Dear Junior Lifeguard Families and prospective new students, Welcome to the 2023 Junior Lifeguard Program.We are planning another action packed, educational and personal growth program for our participants. Located in the tabs to the right are your Enrollment links and your Parent Handbook. Please take the time to read and share the information contained in the handbook with your Junior Lifeguard. You will also find the handbook invaluable before, during and after the program when you have questions about:

• Tryout testing standardsTuition Assistance Program
• Behavioral expectations of students• Junior Lifeguard Assistant
• Tryout waiver for returning Junior Lifeguard• Refund policy
• Disciplinary procedure• Important phone numbers

Also please open Preparing for Junior Lifeguards for instructions on getting ready for the first day of the program.

2024 Program Information

Program Objectives:The objective of the Ventura Junior Lifeguard Program is to provide quality water safety education. Further, the program is designed to improve young people's physical conditioning, their understanding and respect for the environment and their respect for themselves, their peers and their parents.

Recreational objectives are accomplished by instruction and practice in open water swimming, paddle boarding, body surfing, body boarding, surfboard riding, skin diving and self rescue. Respect for the environment is increased by the understanding gained by the student’s daily physical contact with the environment and through lecture and discussion of pertinent marine and environmental topics. Increased respect for themselves is gained through the student’s personal progress and pride in self-accomplishment. Respect for others is increased by the student’s constant contact with compassionate Instructors and by working with other youths in a team-building environment.

In addition to the regular Junior Lifeguard Program, we are embracing opportunities for community involvement, co-production of City of Ventura youth events and partnerships in school classrooms. The Junior Lifeguard Program is using these special opportunities to introduce non-traditional user groups to the wonders of the marine and aquatic recreation environments. It is our hope that by offering recreational opportunities to our youth that we will increase the quality of our present and future communities.

Enrollment in the Junior Lifeguard Program is first-come-first-served. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Junior Lifeguard Program, enrollment is expected to reach capacity. Students are considered enrolled in the program when confirmation from on-line enrollment is received.

PLEASE ENROLL BEFORE TRYOUT DATE TO INSURE A SPACE IN PROGRAM.

STUDENT AGES:Students must be 9 through 16 years of age as of the first day of program instruction.

Enrollment

Enrollment in this summer's program is first-come-first-served. Participants are considered enrolled in the program when confirmation from on-line enrollment is received.

STUDENT AGES:

Students must be 9 through 16 years of age as of the first day of program instruction.

SEE ENROLLMENT PAGE FOR LINKS TO ENROLLMENT PLATFORM

Session 1

June 17 - July 5

See Calendar page for program times and details.

Session 2

July 8 - July 26

See Calendar page for program times and details.

Session 3

July 29 - August 16

See Calendar page for program times and details.

Enrollment will open April 15, 2024 at 12pm (noon)

2024 Program Fees

First Family Participant - $385.00

All additional Family Members - $365.00

Wednesday

Channel Island Field Trip:

Students will travel to The Channel Islands On ISLAND PACKERS' vessels. Students will have a chance to visit the island and snorkel in the clear waters of the beautiful Channel Islands. This trip is included in the regular program fees.

Check-in 8:45 a.m. Boat will depart at 9:30 a.m. sharp and return to port at 5 p.m.

Check dates for your particular trip in the CALENDAR section. If you have your own snorkel gear (mask, snorkel & fins) please bring.

Harbor Cove and Channel Islands National Park:

Those particpants schedules for Harbor Cove will spend time at the National Parks Museum taking part in a Live Dive where they will have the opportunity to speak with Park Rangers as they explore the waters of Anacapa Island.

We will also have kayaking and stand up paddling in the flat waters of the cove.

CPR

CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) will take place at the State Beach.

Please check program calendar to determine your particpants scheduled meeting place. There is flexibility combining family members and carpools from different groups.

"A" Group, approximate age: 13-15"B" Group, approximate age: 11-12"C" Group, approximate age: 9-11

Competition Team

The competition team is designed for program participants that are interested in a more competitive experience with the Jr. Lifeguard Program. The Team will meet from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. daily, except Wednesdays, for a morning workout and lifeguard specific competition skills. There will be required travel for Competitions outside of the regular Jr. Guard Program. Competition Team Participants may join for all 9 weeks.

Junior Lifeguard Assistant Program

Former Junior Lifeguards that are turning sixteen this year and are interested in the Junior Lifeguard Assistant Program please contact the Junior Lifeguard Office April 1st to request appropriate paperwork. Tryouts will take place no later than the first weekend of May.

Tryout Dates

Jr Guard Tryouts - Ventura Aquatic Center (see MAPS for location)

TRYOUTS ARE FOR FIRST TIME PARTICIPANTS ONLY.

Saturday May , 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday June , 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tryouts do not take three hours, drop-in to one of the scheduled times at your convenience.

Tryouts consist of a 100 yard swim under 3 minutes. Any stroke may be used (dog paddle is not a stroke)

10 yard underwater swim and 3 minute tread water.

All remaining tryouts will take place at San Buenaventura State Beach, where program meets daily. (See Maps)

June 15th at 9am.

or

First day of session attending at 8am.

Parent Orientation Meeting, Uniform Sales & Make-Up Tryouts

OCEAN TRYOUTS - UNIFORM SALES - PARENT ORIENTATION

Saturday June 15th Ventura State Beach Parking Lot area: 10 am - 12 pm

9 am - Make-up tryouts for those that did not attend the scheduled pool tryouts

10 am - 10:45 am - Parent Orientation for participants that have not attended the Jr Guard Program

9 am - 11:00 am - Uniform Sales

See MAPS section for directions to park entrance.

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