OXNARD : New Training Center for Disabled to Open


The Assn. for Retarded Citizens of Ventura County next month will open its fourth job-training center in the county to serve disabled residents.

Located at Vanguard Drive in Oxnard, the 12,000-square-foot center will offer job training and 90 jobs, said Kimberly Little, a spokeswoman for the association.

Some of the jobs include assembling and packing products for local companies.

ARC will hold an opening ceremony April 7 at the center.

In addition, the organization will open a restaurant and bakery next to its Magic Muffin Cafe on Pacific Avenue in Oxnard, Little said.


The cafe was opened in July and serves coffee and muffins. The purpose of both eateries is to train disabled residents in the food service industry, Little said.

The new restaurant, open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., will serve breakfast and lunch, she said.