After 5 years, Verizon gains approval for cell tower in Westlake

Better reception for North Ranch

Barring an appeal, Verizon Wireless has won the right to install a cell tower in the middle of North Ranch.

Once it’s up and running, the equipment on Sunnyhill Street will boost coverage for hundreds of Verizon customers who live east of Westlake Boulevard and south of Kanan Road, the company said at an Aug. 26 hearing of the Thousand Oaks Planning Commission.

Commissioners voted 5-0 in favor of the application, which dates back to 2014. It involves the installation of antennas on wrought...

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