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Conejo Valley Community Page
Westlake, Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park

This is a collection of links to some of the Conejo Valley's governmental, cultural, historical, and recreational web sites plus an Interactive Google Map of the Conejo Valley.

 

 

What's Happening Chili Cook-off    Conejo Valley Days 

Local News

bullet Ventura County Star
bullet Thousand Oaks Acorn

Conejo Valley Days Photo Links

bullet2009 Chili Cook-off & Auto Show
bullet2003 Carnival Photos
bullet2003 Chili Cook-off photos
bullet 2001 - 2005 Conejo Valley Days
bullet 2000 Chili Cook-off Photos

Thousand Oaks Weather

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Conditions & Forecast

Conejo Valley Community Links

bullet Botanic Garden
bullet Chumash Museum & Interpretive Center
bullet City of Thousand Oaks
bullet Civic Arts Plaza
bulletConejo Recreation and Park District
bullet Conejo Valley Cyclists
bullet Conejo Valley Unified School District
bullet Conejo Views
bullet History of Thousand Oaks
bullet Newbury Park
bullet Reagan Library and Museum
bullet Recycle & Hazardous Waste Disposal
bullet The Stagecoach Inn Museum
bullet Thousand Oaks Library System
bulletTom Halub Construction

Interactive Map of the Conejo Valley
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2003 Chili Cook-off
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JR's GOURMET ALL NATURAL DRAGON FIRE TRI-TIP CHILI


Jerry (JR for Jerry Ray) decided to set up a booth and make his great tri-tip chili in this years Chili Cook-off at Conejo Creek Park on April 27th . . . and although he did not win anything, the long lines and feedback from return visitors (many multiple times) indicated he had the best chili at the event.  His very good friend Al Guerrero helped set up then Al and his wife Janice spent the entire day helping prepare and cook . . . without their help, Jerry would not have been done by the 10am opening or been able to keep up with demand . . . we ran out twice and still only made it to about 2pm.  We are talking about six (6) plus gallons of chili served one small cup at a time.

We found out later that you can do all the prep at home and just mix and heat on the day of the cook-off . . . we were wondering why everyone else was just relaxing and having coffee while we were busting our butts to get everything ready for the opening.  We just made it . . .

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Unloading the van . . .

Still resting . . .it's only 6:30am

Setting up . . .

The castle for the dragons . . .

We make two hugh batches and we still run out twice.

Cover the table . . .

'JR's Gourmet All Natural Dragon Fire Tri-Tip Chili'

Cut'n the tri-tip . . .

Cooking the tri-tip . . .

Cut'n the veggies . . .

Amber and friends . . .

. . . and the line never goes down.

Serving the chili . . .

Someone has a birds eye view . . .

2003 Conejo Valley Days Carnival
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Rain postponed the carnival for the first time in about 20 years . . . it closed on Friday the 2nd of May and then reopened on Wednesday the 8th through Sunday the 11th.  These photos were taken on Wednesday evening.

 

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View from the top . . . looking north.

Looking south . . .

It is high . . .

The dragon roller coaster . . .

The swings . . .

The midway . . .

Leaving the fun house . . .

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This site was last updated 09/13/16 by Marvin Mackey