Named after Henry T. Oxnard, owner of the American Beet Sugar Co and located about an hour and a half north of Los Angeles, Oxnard is tucked against the Pacific Ocean is a city often referred to as the "Strawberry Coast" due at least in part to its incredible acreage planted in the tasty morsels. The Chumash Indians were the first residents of the Oxnard area; in the mid 1500's, Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriquez dubbed the area "the land of everlasting summers" and claimed the land for King Charles I of Spain.
Agriculture has long been the major industry, but the establishment of military bases at Port Hueneme and Point Mugu during World War II, and the rise of electronic, aerospace, and other manufacturing industries have contributed to the growth of the city and surrounding areas. More recently, tourism has been added to the list of industries, along with opportunities galore for sport fishing and boating. Whatever the reason, Oxnard should be high on your list of places to visit, work or live!
Tastes and Tours of Oxnard
On the Oxnard Coast
Sometimes referred to as the "Strawberry Coast", it was easy to see why. In every direction I looked, I was treated to the sight of vast areas of real estate covered by... Read more