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VENTURA : City Annexes Tiny Cabrillo Village

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The estimated 1,000 people who live at Cabrillo Village officially became residents of the city of Ventura after the City Council annexed the tiny community just east of the city’s existing boundaries.

The Ventura City Council approved the neighborhood’s annexation Monday night on a 4-0 vote, with council members Jack Tingstrom, Steve Bennett and Gregory L. Carson absent.

An unincorporated, 32-acre enclave, Cabrillo Village lies just southeast of Telephone Road, where Saticoy Avenue meets the railroad tracks.

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The village began in the 1930s as a farm labor camp, and now has 154 homes, a church, market, laundry room, community center, library and playground.

The city annexed Cabrillo Village at the request of the Local Agency Formation Commission, a state-sponsored county panel that regulates changes in boundaries for cities and other agencies.

Law enforcement, which had been provided by Ventura County sheriff’s deputies, will now be turned over to the Ventura Police Department. The village already receives city fire protection and city water, sewage and trash services. Neighborhood children attend school in Ventura.

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