What are the most common facts about Oxnard, California?


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Oxnard, California, is a coastal community roughly 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles that has a rich agricultural industry, two military bases and a deep-water shipping port. Founded in 1903, Oxnard is easily accessed via Highway 101 and considered the ideal blend of residential and industrial space.

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One of the oldest buildings in town is the Carnegie Art Museum, built in 1906. Opened by industrialist Andrew Carnegie as the Oxnard Carnegie Library, the facility features rotating art exhibits, an art lab for adults and children, and studio art classes. The museum is open daily except for holidays and between exhibits.

Port Hueneme opened in 1941 and is one of California's major shipping centers. Operated by the Oxnard Harbor District, the port brings in more than $8 billion in cargo each year from countries such as Canada, China, Brazil, England and Mexico. It also ships out California produce to points around the world.

Downtown Oxnard is an eclectic mix of cultures, evident in more than 40 restaurants offering the flavors of Mexico, the Mediterranean, China and the American southwest. A farmers market is held every Thursday in Plaza Park as of 2015. On the first Thursday of the month, gourmet food trucks line up in Plaza Park and serve al fresco evening fare.

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