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These pages started with just a handful of locally owned & operated businesses that lasted more than a generation (20 years).

The lists have now grown to include some businesses that made a lasting impression in a shorter amount of time.

So pick your city and enjoy a trip down memory lane.

Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.



Art & Jenny's Sewing

  Machine Center

Avenue Hardware

Avenue Tire

Avenue Wheel &


Barber Ford



Bench Warmer

Bob Carlson Towing

Busy Bee

Cabrillo Pharmacy

California Oaks


California Office



Casa de Soria

Cavalier Men's


Center Glass

Clarke's Liquor

College Pharmacy


Dexter's Camera


FJ Hairstyling

Firestone Tires

Five Points Car Wash

Five Points Liquor

Foster Freeze

Frank's Market

Fred Short Realtor

Golf N Stuff

Green Thumb

Green's Entomological

H & H Liquor

Herald Printing

Hong Kong Inn

Howery's Brake

House Paper

John Pence Building


Johnnie's Mexican


Keynote Lounge

Lights Beautiful

Lynn's Jewelry

Mac's Upholstery

Mandell's Liquor

Matilija Water

Meta Market

Molnar Bros. VW


Muntz Stereo

Noyes Plumbing

Offshore Crane

Oilfield Service &


Peking Inn

Pierpont Inn

Plum Lift A Door

Poinsettia Bowl

Rayco Roofing

Reid's Appliance


Sans Souci

Santino's Pizza

See's Candy Shop

Solari's Liquor


Star Lounge

Taft Electric

Taylor Pest Control

The Gym

The Wharf

Tipps Thai

Tolman & Wiker

Tony's Pizzeria

Top Hat

Tri-County Locksmiths

Unique Cleaners

Vagabond Coffee Shop

Van Gundy Jewelers

Ventura Harley


Ventura Leather

Ventura Locksmiths

Ventura Muffler

Ventura Radiator

Ventura Townehouse

Ventura Travel

Ventura Trophy

Vic's Plumbing Supply

Young's Fix It Shop

                                            LEGENDS NOW GONE, BUT LEAVING MEMORIES WITH US:

Crocker Bank

CrossroadsDarden &

  Randall Buick

Dave's Delicatessen

Derrick Room

DiFiori's Italian Deli

Don's Drive In

Dorothy's Beauty Box

Drug King

El Charrito Mexican


Elephant Bar

Ernesto's Mexican


F. W. Woolworth


Fiesta Restaurant


Fox Theatre

Franky's Place

Franz & Franz

  Rexall Drug


Gene Lewis

  Service Station

Gin Mill

Godley Business Machines

Grace Scott Shop

Granny's Camper Sales

Granny's Pantry

Great Eastern Dept. Store

Great Eastern Dress Shop

Green Mill Ballroom

Hal Dikes Chevron

Hamilton Diamond Co.

Harris Motor Co.

Harry's Market

Heck Music

Hess Hardware

Hibb's Clothing Co.

Hickey Hardware

Hickory Farms

Hi Ho Burgers

Hill's Drug Store

Hot Dog

House of Pies

House of Spirits

Howard Johnson's

Huck Finn Motors

Huffman Finance

Hungry Hunter

Hunt's China Shop

Imperial Savings &



J & M Burgers

J.J. Newberry's

Jack LaLanne's

Jack Rose Dress Shop

Jaffe's Camera

Jim & TinaÕs

  Coffee Shop

John's at the Beach

Johnny's Sight & Sound

Joseph Magnin

Jue's Market

Julio's Shoe Repair

Karl's Shoe Store

Ken Dole Factory

  Tire Outlet

Ken Simonson

  Hi Fi & TV

Kimo's Polynesian

King & I

Kingston Florist

Kinney Shoes

Klemm's Market

KUDU Radio

La Casita

  Spanish Food

Seaview Restaurant

  on the Pier

Security Pacific Bank

Servisoft Water


Sewelson & Cooper


Shade Decor

Shakey's Pizza

Small World

Smarty Look

Snooty Fox Antiques

Standard Beauty


Stellar's Jewelry

Straw Hat Pizza

Strimple's Bakery

Swanee's Drive-In

Swedish Kitchen

Tam O' Shanter

Ted & Bob's

  Auto Repair

Ted's Sizzlin' Steaks

The Castle

The Hub

The Stardust

The Taco House

The Windsor Shop

Thermo Heating



Toby's Kitchen Store

Tog N' Jean

Top Hat

Towne & Country

  Drive In

Travis Music


Union National Bank

United Engraving

Universal Ford

Valley Federal Savings

Ventura Book Store

Ventura Department


Ventura Florist

Ventura Lumber

Ventura Motors

Ventura Nursery

Ventura Printing

Ventura Savings &


Ventura Toys

Ventura Typewriter

Vetco Offshore

Video Super Shop

Von's Flower Shop

Vreeland Cadillac

Warren's Restaurants

Weatherly Motors

Weber & Cooper

  Auto Sales

Weiner Works

Wellman Jue's


Westland Savings &


Wheaton Plastics

Whipple Chrysler


White Bib

William Dennis

  Surf Shop

Willi Walker's

  Sewing Center

Willis & Griffith



Worldwide Travel

Yankee Clipper


Your City Market

Zdenek's Plantation

A & E Printing

A & W Root Beer

  Drive In

A&P Market

Admiral's Table



All American Sporting


All Pro Sporting Goods

Allied Construction

American Commercial


American Theatre

American Welding

Andy's Barbeque


Art's Barber Shop

Arvind's Bar & Grill

Ashton's Market

AVCO Savings & Loan

Austin's Upholstery


AVCO Savings

Avenue Bowl

BJ's Steak & Lobster

Bahn's Jewelers

Ban Dar


Bank of A. Levy

Bank of California

Barr's Bakery

Barrel Inn

Batten's Bootery

Beck, Brown & Dwire

Bell Mattress

Bell's Country Store



Big Al's Old


Big Green House

Bill Arnold's Drug Store

Blair's Cafe

Blue Chip Stamp Redemption Store

Bob's B & L Tire

Bob Stuart's Toyland

Brands Buena


Brass Knob Restaurant

Breezin' Surfboards



Brookside Winery

Buena Barber Shop

Buffalo Bill's Bar-B-Q

Buena Stationers

Buena Theatre

Bush Drug Co.

Captain's Table

Cardona's Liquor

Carpet Town


Casa Maria's


Charley Brown's

Chick's Spudnut

Children's Bootery

Children's Shoe Corner

Chinese Garden


Circus Wagon

Cleck's Beef & Bourbon

Coast Hardware

Coco's Recreation


Colonial Flower Shop

Commercial & Farmers

  National Bank


County Stationers

Crawford Chevrolet

Laura Louise

  School of Dance

Leon Walker Furniture

Lindsay Insurance

Loops Restaurant

Lou Munding's 76

Louis A. Snow

Love's Wood

  Pit Barbecue

Lowell's Town &


Lumber City

Mary Michel's Clothing

Masterson Motors

Maxwell's Restaurant

Mayfair Market

Mayfair Theatre

McConica Motors

Mel's 577 Club

Merle's Drive In

Merryman's Dry


Mets Nursery

Mills Jewelers

Minnie Pearl's

Mission Theatre


Moe's Barber Shop

Mohr's Furniture

Montgomery Ward

Mound Nursery

Mr. Lucky's

Music Box

Neilsen Tire

Niederhauser Cadillac

Noren's Market

Old Mexico

Old Vienna

Opal Fort Cleaners

Otwell Oil Tools

Pacific 101

  Drive-In Theatre

Pacific Stereo

Palace Barber Shop

Paramount Bootery

Paris Cleaners

Party Palace

Pastry Palace

Pat's Cafe

Peacocke Carpet Co.

People's Lumber

Pet World

Pet N Basket

Petro Shore Travel

Pier Fish House

Piggly Wiggly Market

Pirates Den

Pizza Palace

Plaza Players Theatre

Postal Instant Press

Prosser's Bread Co.

Pump Room

Rain's Shoe Co.

Red Balloon Restaurant

Red Hen Restaurant


Roller Station

Ronald Banks

  Men's Wear

Rose Department Store

S&H Green Stamps

Safeco Title

Safeway Markets

Santa Clara House

Santa Cruz Markets

Santa Paula

  Savings & Loan

Saticoy Meat Packing

Sawyer College

Schafer Sporting Goods

Scotch & Sirloin

Scott's Apparel


  Seafood & Beverage