Pet hospitals adopt to change

VALET SERVICE—Jonell Kane of Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital takes Deuce, a 14-year-old Boston terrier, inside the building to check out a cut on his face March 20. Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital has changed the way it intakes patients due to COVID-19. Pet owners stay in their cars while a staff member processes information through a car window and then brings […]

Price gouging investigated

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office has initiated several investigations against county businesses for potential violations of price gouging. Since March 5, the DA’s office has received more than 90 emails and 40 phone calls reporting suspected price gouging in Ventura County. District attorney investigators have been contacting community members regarding these complaints and conducting plainclothes investigations at businesses suspected […]

Company anchored in Westlake

Anchor Loans has leased 25,956 square feet of office space at One Westlake, 1 Baxter Way in Westlake Village, according to Lee & Associates-LA North/ Ventura principal Jared Smits and president/principal Mike Tingus, who represented the tenant in the transaction. Matt Heyn at CBRE represented the landlord, One Baxter Way LP. Anchor Loans, a fix-and-flip lender with lending operations in […]


Don’t panic, instead make a plan, seasoned expert says

COMMENTARY /// Financial fallout

In his 2007 letter to shareholders, Warren Buffet famously wrote, “You only learn who has been swimming naked when the tide goes out.” At the time, he was referring to the housing bubble and ensuing fallout, but the wisdom of his words and the awkward mental picture that accompany them remain. It’s easy to take on additional risk when times […]


Camarillo firm will pay $20M for Village at Moorpark

Property on market since 2018

One of the largest shopping centers in Moorpark is under new management. The Village at Moorpark Shopping Center, a 129,000-square-foot complex at 706 W. Los Angeles Ave., was sold for $20 million to Chesser Group Inc., a Camarillo-based mortgage company. The property was placed on the market in late 2018 and was sold by Avison Young, an international commercial real […]


820 area code still a rarity in county

The 805 region prides itself on its area code; the three digits have become synonymous with life along the Central Coast. So when it was announced in 2017 that a second area code would be added the following year to the region that includes most of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties— and parts of Monterey and Kern […]

Price gouging alert issued

The Ventura County district attorney recently issued a consumer alert regarding price gouging following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s March 4 declaration of a state of emergency due to the spread of COVID-19, known as coronavirus. Pursuant to this state of emergency, price gouging is illegal until Sept. 4. Until that date, businesses, retailers and other service or goods providers may not […]

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