2011-06-30 E-Edition

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Plans underway for shopping center in Westlake North

Won’t be a ‘back door deal’ for Lowe’s or Home Depot

Westlake Village could have a new retail shopping center north of the freeway in about two years. Westlake-based Selleck Development Group proposes to build a 232,000-square-foot retail center on a vacant 21.5-acre commercial lot in the 30800 block of Russell Ranch Road. The Shoppes at Westlake would include two major stores, smaller retail shops, banks and restaurants in a roughly […]

City extends affordable housing lease option at Agoura High

Agoura Hills extended its lease option agreement with Las Virgenes Unified School District to build affordable housing for public employees on a 1-acre parcel near Agoura High School. The city’s Redevelopment Agency proposed building Fountain Place Villas, a 16-unit townhome project on the school district property that would provide affordable housing for local teachers and other public workers. Under the […]

Yerba Buena kids say ‘Good morning’

Berman delivers history of comedy

When Shelley Berman shuffled into the community room at the Grant Brimhall branch of the Thousand Oaks Library June 26, he was astonished to find a standing-room-only packed house. Upon taking the podium, he immediately quipped, “I’ve never seen an audience that’s scared me.” That was the first of many asides bringing laughter from an audience that came to see […]

Hand down, man down: Westlake plays big

Old hospital becomes a senior home

One Eighty, the Seattlebased parent company of Leisure Care Retirement Communities, has announced it will purchase the former Westlake Hospital site on S. Lakeview Canyon Road and turn it into senior home. Terms of the deal were not dislosed, but the 6.5-acre site was valued at approximately $10.9 million. The property belonged to Hospital Corporation of America, parent company of […]

Oak Park hitches its wagon to Agoura Hills Dial-A-Ride

Dial- A- Ride customers in Oak Park in need of transportation must call a new number. Last week, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with Agoura Hills to include Oak Park in the public transit service offered to residents. Effective Fri., July 1, Agoura Hills Dial-A-Ride will serve riders in the unincorporated Ventura County community. The new […]

Annual water quality report available

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has released and mailed its annual Water Quality Report to homes and businesses in the district’s 122-square-mile service area. The report is also available online at www.LVMWD.com. The annual publication of test results reflects water quality analysis conducted during 2010. As in years past, the report shows that LVMWD customers are provided with very high […]

Chamber breakfast offers economic update

Bill Watkins, PhD, executive director for California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting, will present an economic update at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast of Champions from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., July 8 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Watkins revisits the Chamber with updated U.S. […]