NAWBO chapter installs new board of directors

The Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners installed its new board of directors on July 17. Ken Ashford of longtime NAWBO VC corporate partner, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, installed the new board. The board of directors is comprised of: President, Diane de Mailly (DDM Metering Systems Inc.); president elect, Lynnette Coverly (Coverly […]

Avoid IRS filing pitfalls

COMMENTARY /// Personal finance

Taxpayers who filed for a time extension have until Oct. 15 to submit their tax returns. To make sure they meet their tax obligations, taxpayers should file accurate returns. If a taxpayer makes an error on their return, it will likely take longer to process and could delay a refund. Taxpayers can avoid many common errors by filing electronically. All […]



Answers provided by Jim Allen, the founder and proprietor of Allen Motors. Allen is a 25-year resident of Thousand Oaks. Q: When was your business founded? How many locations do you have? How many people do you employ? A: Allen Motors opened in 1993.The company has one location and currently employs around eight staff members. Q: What inspired you to […]


Local brokers shine in real estate game

2018 sales figures released for statewide ranking

REAL Trends, a nationwide research company for the residential real estate industry, issued its 2018 America’s Best report and it names brokers from Re/Max-Olson, Century 21 and Coldwell Banker as among the top agents locally. To qualify as California’s most productive real estate agents, the individual men and women had to close at least 50 transactions or $20 million in […]


Lupe’s project underway

Concerns include removal of several mature trees

Developing Martha Zuniga’s old multi-acre sprawl next to Thousand Oaks Boulevard is proving to be more difficult than expected. The founder of Lupe’s Mexican Restaurant died in 1997, but the land she purchased in the 1940s adjacent to what would become Jungleland remains in the spotlight today due to plans approved in early 2017 to build the city’s first mixed-use […]

Pre-owned auto sale at Oaks mall

Premier America Credit Union will host its annual pre-owned car sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Aug. 11 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Aug. 12 at The Oaks mall parking lot, 147 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Admission is free to the public. Ample parking is available. Complimentary food and refreshments will be provided. Attendees […]

Vintage Grocers appoints new culinary director

Store to provide chef demos, tasting events

Vintage Grocers, an upscale grocer at the Promenade shopping center in T.O. and in Malibu, has hired chef Rémi Lauvand as its new culinary director. Lauvand brings more than 30 years of international culinary experience to the store. “I feel a great duty to educate people on cleaner eating and provide excellent service,” Lauvand said. “As culinary director, I am […]

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