The first section of a planned 2,665-acre development in Oak Park was approved by Ventura County this week in 1975, according to a front page article that appeared in The Acorn 30 years ago. More than 8,000 homes would be developed in four phases over the next 20 years, as well as two eight-acre elementary school sites with adjacent four-acre parks.
Approval came after the developer, Metropolitan, withdrew a $53 million lawsuit against Ventura County. County supervisors...
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