Business

Developer wants 5-story hotel at Janss mall



Efforts to revitalize Janss Marketplace are headed in a new direction. Plans recently revealed call for a five-story extended-stay hotel in the middle of the Moorpark Road shopping center in Thousand Oaks. Sandy Sigal, president of NewMark Merrill Companies, which owns the mall, said new homes are also in the mix. “Our understanding of the (Thousand Oaks) general plan is […]

New Audi dealership moves into high gear



A fixture along the 101 Freeway since the late 1990s, the Audi dealership on Calabasas Road is getting a 21st century makeover. Following a major building renovation and expansion, the dealership’s next step is to install new signs of various size, shape and material. The property south of the freeway near Mureau Road was first developed in 1997 as Audi […]

Christmas trees are big business, now it’s time to get rid of them

COMMENTARY/// Eye on the Environment


“Twas the week after Christmas and all through the county, treecycling was popular; some got back a mulch bounty. The trees were placed in curbside carts with great care, in hopes the recycling truck soon would be there. Even though Christmas tree recycling is an annual ritual, differing rules, dates, and deadlines in various parts of Ventura County can make […]

Planning for that special wedding at Bridal Premiere

As California continues to reopen, the many long-awaited weddings postponed due to the pandemic are back on track. “It’s so exciting to welcome our soon-to-be-wed community to a day of wedding planning and inspiration at the Bridal Premiere,” said Diane Boyd, Premiere spokesperson. The Bridal Premiere, celebrating its 39th anniversary, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., […]

‘Together we win’: Supporting county’s women business owners



Seana-Marie Sesma is an accomplished entrepreneur, but even she finds it challenging to run two small businesses. As president of the Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Sesma helps women receive the support she wishes she had earlier in her entrepreneurial career. She considers the sense of solidarity among members invaluable. “I strongly believe that […]

Two days, two FDA approvals for Amgen



Ventura County’s largest private employer is closing out 2021 on a win streak. Thousand Oaks-based Amgen received not one but two significant approvals from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week, providing the pandemic-hampered biotech giant with a much-needed boost heading into the new year. Amgen CEO Robert Bradway called the dual FDA approvals “a holiday treat for patients.” […]

Mall decked out for holidays

City marketers help Manna

Visit Conejo Valley, the tourism marketing organization for the cities of Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, recently donated a check for $4,250 to the Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank on Nov. 22. The funds were used to help feed families in need for Thanksgiving. The food bank, founded in 1971, has been helping feed families in the Conejo Valley for […]

WLV shopping center a busy place to be as holidays approach

CHP joins war on retail crime

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, the California Highway Patrol is collaborating with local law enforcement agencies to investigate organized retail crimes, make arrests and recover stolen merchandise from brick-and-mortar and online retail stores throughout the state. “The level of organized retail theft we are seeing is simply unacceptable,” Governor Newsom said Nov. 22. “Businesses and customers should […]


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