Oxnard welcomed NCIS last week. They shot an episode on the beach. Keep your eyes open for a chance to spot Oxnard in an upcoming episode!
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Oxnard - The Other Hollywood in California
By Debbie Stock
Oxnard, the hidden retreat for celebrities escaping the glaring lights of Hollywood, has long honored its stars with beaches named Hollywood and Silverstrand. But in Oxnard, star power is more about gazing up at the sky on a warm, summer night or watching starfish cling to rocks at Anacapa Island than a celebrity sighting. Becoming the preferred destination for affordable beach vacations near Los Angeles, I discovered a beach named Mandalay and experienced nicer accommodations than at other L.A. beach hotels I’ve shared with likes of Britney Spears.
Sure, Oxnard has its rich and famous guests—it’s been the training camp for the Dallas Cowboys, film location for the hit TV series, Beverly Hills 90210, and home to stars Sonny & Cher, John Carradine and James Cameron who wrote, directed and produced the hit movie, Titanic. Harbor mansions and multi-million dollar bungalows in this elegantly-understated sand paradise share the same beaches accessible to travelers on a budget. “So many celebrities and film stars come into our beach cafe that we don’t really pay much attention,” said a waitress at Mrs. Olson’s Coffee Hut near Channel Islands Harbor.
Ventura County is home to several historical and romantic Spanish churches. Contact us to find out how these churches can be seen in your film!
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POINT MUGU, Calif. (NNS) — The Fox television series “24” filmed its season five finale on the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 55 flight line and inside of the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 30 hangar at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., April 10-11.
Thirty-five Sailors, both officer and enlisted, were given the unique opportunity to be cast as extras on the show. They acted in roles including honor guard, flight crew and funeral audience members.
“It’s good to have military personnel in as extras, because it brings authenticity to the character. They already know what to do,” said Michael Klick, “24” co-producer.
The commanding officer and chief staff officer of NBVC and their families also had the chance to meet the star of “24,” Kiefer Sutherland, during taping.
This was not the first time NBVC Point Mugu has hosted the cast and crew of the show.
“We filmed here about three years ago. We select Point Mugu for filming because of proximity and how cooperative [the command] is,” said Klick.
“24” is one of several military-based television series to shoot at NBVC, including “JAG” and “NCIS.” The shoots bring a lot attention to the base, featuring its squadrons and landscape.
“It was an awesome experience. The people were extremely friendly,” said Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Apprentice Cynthia McCowan, who served as an extra during the first day of shooting. “I have always wanted to be on TV, and although I had a small part, it was good just to be around the directors and crew to see how everything worked.”
The cast and crew of the show will continue filming for this episode at Naval Air Station Point Loma in San Diego.
The episode is scheduled to air during the last week of May on Fox.