Business

First renters move in at 1710 on the Blvd



Lou Mellman and Garry Collett, co-founders of the company behind 1710 on the Blvd mixed residential and retail development in Thousand Oaks, welcomed the site’s first tenants March 15, a full 2.5 years after the so-called “Lupe’s project” broke ground. “It was magical,” California Commercial Investment Group leasing coordinator Lea Devine said. Nearly all of the 36 apartments— ranging from […]

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Chamber small business grants help owners get back on their feet

The Greater Conejo Valley Community Foundation launched the Conejo Valley Small Business Relief Fund in April 2020. To date, the foundation reports the awarding of more than $100,000 in “micro-grants” that will assist local small businesses. The grants, which are up to $2,500 each, helped with a wide range of expenses amid the pandemic, including expanding or transitioning to outdoor […]

COVID loans available to Oak Park businesses

Ventura County’s second COVID-19 Business Assistance Grant Program for businesses and nonprofit organizations will be accepting applications from March 31 to April 6. The $20-million assistance program offers $5,000 grants for Ventura County-based businesses and nonprofits that did not receive the first round of grants. The business assistance grants will help alleviate the affects of COVID-19 for allowed uses, such […]

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Westlake apartment plans earn further review



A proposal to build an apartment complex next to the former Baxter Healthcare building in the Westlake area of Thousand Oaks cleared its first hurdle last week—just barely. The Thousand Oaks City Council voted 3-2 Feb. 23 to allow Kennedy Wilson’s long-held plans for 1 Baxter Way to proceed to the application stage, with Councilmembers Al Adam, Bob Engler and […]

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Agoura Hills business cuts to the chase

Knife Aid, a brick-and-mortar based business in Agoura Hills, has come up with a sharp idea. With more than half a million knives sharpened since Knife Aid opened its doors two years ago, the company says it has become the largest retail knife sharpening business in the U.S. As the old craft of professional knife sharpening and repair mounts a […]

The ins-and-outs of home loans

Logix Federal Credit Union will host online home-buying seminars at noon and 5 p.m. Wed., March 10. The virtual event is free and available to credit union members and nonmembers. Interest rates and fees are important variables when considering a source for a home loan. Understanding the process is important for first-time buyers. “We’re hosting webinars so that those first-time […]

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