Tony's Body Shop has been officially Certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer's specifications. In achieving their Certification, Tony's Body Shop is now an integral part of the most advanced repair capable and efficient auto body repair network in the world. Adding to their credentials, Tony's Body Shop is officially recognized by Assured Performance, FCA, GM, Nissan, Hyundai, Infiniti, and Ford.
To become Certified and officially recognized by the various Automakers, Tony's Body Shop passed the rigorous Certification process essential to help ensure a proper and safe repair of the new generation of advanced vehicles. Less than 5 percent of body shops across the nation are able to meet the stringent requirements to become officially Certified and recognized. The Certified network is made up exclusively of best-in-class collision repair businesses that have met or exceeded the stringent requirements of the Certification program.
According to Tony's Body Shop Owner, Jay Flores, "When an accident happens, it can be hard to know who to trust with your vehicle. Certification through Assured Performance is important to help give the people of our community peace of mind."
The Certification criteria is based upon auto manufacturer requirements. These are critical to ensure the vehicle fit, finish, durability, value and safety following an accident. As new model vehicles are being introduced that use light weight high strength materials and advanced technology, a proper repair according to manufacturer specification is even more important than ever to ensure the passenger safety and proper performance of the vehicle. Auto manufacturers want to ensure that consumers have the option of Certified Collision Repair wherever they live, work, or travel.
"Consumers need the confidence and peace of mind to know their vehicle is repaired by a shop that has what it takes to ensure the vehicle safety. Tony's Body Shop is officially a Collision Care Provider™," said Scott Biggs, CEO of Assured Performance Collision Care™. "They represent the standard by which all other body shops are measured."
About Assured Performance Collision Care™: Assured Performance Collision Care™ is a non-profit consumer advocacy organization specializing in the automotive collision repair market segment. Assured Performance works with the top automakers to identify, audit and promote collision repair providers that meet best-in-class business standards and the manufacturer's requirements. Consumers can go to: www.assuredperformance.net or www.autobodylocator.com to find a list of Collision Repair Providers.
Tony's Body Shop
Jay Flores, Owner
The Address is taking a fresh approach to selling real estate, moving away from virtual and bringing back the brick and mortar model, so agents and home buyers can connect one-on-one. Launched by Troy Palmquist, who has more than a decade of residential real estate experience, The Address is putting humanized customer service back into the home buying process. The Address’ mission is to help people find their perfect fit when it comes to a home. They know that buying a house is much more to a person or family than owning property – it’s where memories, dreams and precious moments of life are created. By breaking away from the online process, The Address is creating long-lasting relationships, where conversation and engagement rule.
Based in California, Troy Palmquist created The Address with the true Californian state of mind – laid back, friendly and all about a community atmosphere. He wants his clients to feel at home when discussing the process of home buying, as well as create a hub for anyone to gather. His office offers a relaxed feel that gives clientele the feeling of familiarity and trust. The office is equipped with a nitro coffee and Kombucha bar inside, and is open to anyone in the neighborhood. The Address wants to be a reflection of a community hub. The space is open to the community, not just clientele.
Get in touch with The Address by visiting their website at www.addressrealestate.com or stop by for a handcrafted coffee or Kombucha at their new location at 3600 S. Harbor Boulevard, Suite 114.
Hollywood Beach Cafe has become a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. They are celebrating their first anniversary in the Oxnard Hollywood Beach neighborhood. The restaurant is located just steps away from the beautiful white sandy beaches and stunning Channel Islands Harbor. This is a must go to destination!
Hollywood Beach Café has an extensive menu of everyone’s favorite breakfast and lunch selections. Some of their great choices include chicken and waffles, 9 different types of burgers on ½ lb patties, homemade chicken fried steak, a variety of healthy salads and avocado and toast to name a few.
The restaurant has a full bar and a pet friendly patio. It is nice to have an establishment that supports the community, and they are a proud supporter of the local schools. Great tastefully completely remodeled interior and exterior, excellent food and staff complete this fantastic addition to our community!
The restaurant is open every day from 7 AM. to 3 PM, and they are located at 117 Los Altos Street. Visit their website at http://www.hollywoodbeachcafe.com or call them at 805.590.2233.
Proving that economic vitality and environmental stewardship are not mutually exclusive, the Port of Hueneme earned its Green Marine Certification this month. As Hueneme is ranked in the top 11% of all U.S. Ports for general cargo flow, it has taken the lead as California’s first port to complete the certification. Through this certification, Hueneme continues a tradition of setting an example of how to become a cleaner and environmentally sustainable port of the future.
Jason Hodge, President of the Board of Commissioners stated, “We are committed to leading the way in California for green port certification and continue to invest in our local community by taking action to improve our environment.”
Green Marine’s environmental program assists ports, terminal operators and shipping lines in reducing their environmental footprint through a comprehensive program that addresses key environmental issues and criteria using 11 performance indicators including air emissions, prevention of spills and leakages, community impacts, and environmental leadership. The Port received the highest possible scores in the spill prevention, environmental leadership, and community impact categories. Being that Green Marine is completely voluntary, it affirms even further Port of Hueneme’s commitment to staying on the leading edge of environmental stewardship.
The Port made history in 2015 as well by unveiling their innovative shore side power program--the largest single emissions reduction program in Ventura County history. Over the next 30 years, this program will reduce PM by 92%, NOx by 98% and CO2 by 55% through the electrification of the Port's wharves. The Port's robust environmental framework sets strategic action plans in the core areas of air, climate change, energy, marine resources, soils and sediments, sustainability and community, qualifying the Port for Green Marine certification.
"We look forward to continuing to provide jobs and economic growth for Ventura County while implementing the high bar of our environmental framework,” said the Port’s CEO and Executive Director Kristin Decas.
Membership in Green Marine requires that members demonstrate year-over-year meaningful improvements in measurable ways to maintain their Green Marine certification. Green Marine’s metrics and their results are independently verified and released to the public.
“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Hueneme as the first port from California to join the Green Marine program,” said David Bolduc, Green Marine’s executive director. “We have no doubt that the administration of this deepwater port will enhance our membership by sharing its environmental initiatives and best practices.”
The Green Marine Performance Report can be found here: https://www.greenmarine.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2016_Performance_Report.pdf
Established in 2007, Green Marine is a North American environmental certification program for the maritime transportation industry. The program stems from the maritime industry’s voluntary initiative to surpass regulatory requirements. The Green Marine program’s unique character derives from the support being earned from more than 50 environmental groups and government agencies. These supporters contribute to shaping and revising the program.
Read more at www.green-marine.org.
The Port of Hueneme is one of the most productive and efficient commercial trade gateways for niche cargo on the West Coast. The Port is governed by five locally elected Port Commissioners. The Port moves $9 billion in goods each year and consistently ranks among the top ten U.S. ports for automobiles and fresh produce. Port operations support the community by bringing $1.5 billion in economic activity and creating 13,633 trade-related jobs. Trade through the Port of Hueneme generates more than $93 million in direct and related state and local taxes, which fund vital community services. www.portofhueneme.org
June 11- August 20, 2017
Contemporary approaches in SoCal Art using the medium of water color are showcased in Soluble Power on display at the Carnegie Art Museum from June 11- August 20, 2017. It features the art of Gary Brewer of Los Angeles, Gail Faulkner of Ventura, Joanne Julian of Oxnard, Mona Neuhaus of Oxnard, Paul Pitsker of Santa Monica and Doug Shoemaker recently of Palm Springs.
Ground pigment suspended in water is one of the oldest mediums known, waning and rising in popularity with changes is technology over the centuries. California artists excelling in both oil painting and watercolor burst out from 1925-1955 with a new a popular approach for watercolor that was quintessentially Californian and was named The California Style. Gone was the pencil detailed English approach, replaced with using large sheets of paper, sweeping free brush strokes, bold color and strong, quick lines. Although currently more paintings in acrylic and oil seem to be commonly displayed, Southern California artists’ experimentation with watercolor to push it to depict contemporary visions continues unarrested.
Gary Brewer captures the rich universe of complex life forms, sharing how they engage and excite the mind. A self-taught artist, his fascination with the natural world began in the Mojave Desert where he was raised and has gone on to have works in a variety of mediums exhibited in galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Gail Faulkner’s works amazingly convey the richness of old master oil paintings but with the reflections and fresh hues of watercolor. Following a career in the medical field, Faulkner attended the Philadelphia College of Art and the Sanski Art Center in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Among her numerous awards are first place in the 2008 California Gold Coast Watercolor Society.
Decades of drawing, painting and printmaking have provided Joanne Julian a foundation for watercolor works. Presently her methodology for watercolor does not differ from her approaches to other media. Mandatory are paying attention and being in the moment. Also pacing, timing, control or lack of it, and with watercolor, liquidity and the weather play a role in the artist’s outcome.
A traditional landscape painter at heart, Mona Neuhaus paints primarily in the media of soft pastel and in watercolor. The often rugged and wide open scenes of America’s, and especially California’s, country side provide her limitless inspiration. Neuhaus’ works are in the Museum of Ventura County’s "Bank of A. Levy Corporate Collection" and the Collection of Jackson Wheeler (often a lender to the Carnegie Art Museum) as well as in corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Mexico and Japan.
Because the watercolor medium is transparent and its materials vulnerable when being applied, Paul Pitsker has been inspired to use it for transparent, fragile and vulnerable subjects. A key goal for Pitsker is to make paintings that do not look like traditional watercolors by incorporating uncustomary effects like an intense velvety black for backgrounds. Growing up the artist’s family lived in a wildlife sanctuary in New England. At the nearby sanctuary visitor center, Pitsker was allowed to draw by the hour and to photograph the small museum’s mounted bird specimens, laying the rudimentary ground work of his process today. Despite his early art interest, he majored in mathematics at Pomona College in Claremont. Pursuing art seriously after graduation, Pitsker took courses in drawing, watercolor painting, and completed an independent mentor program at Santa Monica College.
Realist painter, Doug Shoemaker, works in his chosen medium of watercolor to explore the richness and complexity of everyday, ordinary objects in our urban and natural environment. Elements of the built and natural environment, often abandoned or decaying in sunlight and shadow inspire the artist to create meaningful images where the ordinary becomes memorable. Trained as an architect at Lawrence Technological University, Shoemaker advanced his interests in painting and drawing en plein air at the Cranbrook Academy and in intaglio printmaking at the Fort Mason Art Center in San Francisco. In 2015 he was selected as a Joshua Tree National Park Artist-in-Residence affording the opportunity to alter his focus from the urban to the rural environment. His work was a part of the Artists Council Exhibition at the Palm Springs Museum of Art in 2013 and 2014. This summer Shoemaker’s recent paintings will be exhibited at Skidmore Contemporary Art at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.
Saturday, June 10
4 -6 pm $10 / members free
images from top left:
(detail) Medusa’s Garden, watercolor on paper 18" x 30" by Gary Brewer, 2013. Collection of the Artist.
(detail) The Feathered Pot, watercolor on paper, 18" x 26" by Gail Faulkner, 2016. Courtesy Tartaglia Fine Art.
(detail) Black Sea, watercolor on Arches paper, 22" x30" by Joanne Julian, 2009.
Collection of the Artist.
(detail) Bien Nacido Vineyards, watercolor on paper, 15"x2" by Mona Neuhaus, 2008. Collection of the Artist.
(detail) Desert Center View, watercolor on paper, 35" x 34", by Doug Shoemaker, 2014. Collection of the Artist.
(detail) Sparky, watercolor on paper by Paul Pitsker, 2013. Collection of the Artist.
Location: 424 South C Street Oxnard, CA 93030 805-385-8158 Carnegieam.org
Hours: Thurs - Sat 10 am - 5 pm | Sun - 1 pm - 5 pm closed holidays and between exhibits
Admission: Adults $4 Students $3 Seniors $2 Children (6 and up) $1 under 6 free