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Outgoing Mayor Rob McCoy feted at City Council re-organization meeting

Outgoing Mayor Rob McCoy feted at City Council re-organization meeting

By Michael Hernandez  THOUSAND OAKS—“You consoled a community of broken hearts after the Borderline mass shooting,” said Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks—who served as Thousand Oaks Mayor from 1998-1999—during comments and proclamations made at Tuesday evening’s City Council re-organization meeting which feted the outgoing Mayor Rob McCoy. Certificates were presented to Mayor McCoy from field […]

Thousand Oaks City Council approves initiation of general plan amendment for 37-unit residential project

Thousand Oaks City Council approves initiation of general plan amendment  for 37-unit residential project

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—The City Council approved Tuesday by a vote of 5-0 (during a “pre-screening” the first of six phases that eventually will come back to the city council) the initiation of General Plan Amendment for a 37-unit residential project behind the Newbury Park Albertsons on 1.67 acres at the northwest corner of […]

City Council green lights apartment and hotel complex

City Council green lights apartment and hotel complex

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—The City Council approved by a 5-0 vote the allocation of a General Plan Amendment for a 210 residential two-story apartment complex (36 studio units, 95 one-bedroom units, and 79 two-bedroom units; with 26 of the units affordable housing) and a 120-room three story hotel on 1872 Newbury Road (southeast of […]

Left-Wing Group Attacks T.O. Mayor Over Education Conference Hosting; Supporters Rebut and More

Left-Wing Group Attacks T.O. Mayor Over Education Conference Hosting; Supporters Rebut and More

By George Miller The left wing political pressure group Indivisible Conejo descended upon the 8-27-19 Thousand Oaks City Council meeting to attack Mayor Rob McCoy for allegedly violating the “separation of church and state.” But supporters of McCoy and/or family values education came in even greater numbers to oppose them and educate the public. Most […]

Thousand Oaks City Council approves $15 million bond resolution for low-income apartments

Thousand Oaks City Council approves $15 million bond resolution for low-income apartments

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—The City Council approved  a $15 million (up to, but not exceed) resolution by 4-0 (with Claudia Bill-de la Pena absent) for the California Municipal Finance Authority (CMFA) financing the 72-unit low-income Bella Vista Apartment Project thru tax-exempt bonds with limited obligations to Many Mansions, payable from revenues derived from the […]

Healing Garden Community Memorial remembers Borderline victims

Healing Garden Community Memorial remembers Borderline victims

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—The City Council approved a grant agreement with the Conejo Recreation and Park District (CRPD) for constructing a $250,000 healing garden community memorial to remember the 12 victim families and the 248 survivors of the Nov. 7 Borderline Bar and Grill shooting at Conejo Creek North (1379 East Janss Road)—the city’s […]

Conejo Open Space Foundation announces five grand prize winners

Conejo Open Space Foundation announces five grand prize winners

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—Conejo Open Space Foundation board member Elayne Haggan  presented the City Council the five Grand Prize Winners selected from Conejo Valley Unified School District students for its annual writing contest. “This year, 1,101 Conejo Valley fourth graders attended Trails Education Days,” said Haggan, who also serves as Trails Education Days coordinator.  […]

Thousand Oaks | Passionate Protest of 5G – Council authorizes $10,000 seed money for local homeless agency

Thousand Oaks | Passionate Protest of 5G – Council authorizes $10,000 seed money for local homeless agency

By Michael Hernandez Thousand Oaks residents show up at City Council to passionately protest 5G THOUSAND OAKS—City Council members heard more than one hour of testimony from residents passionately protesting the installation of 5G towers in the city (17 opposing and only one; a Moorpark Community College student in favor).  Residents complained about potential harm […]

Guest Commentary | Professor weighs in on New Tech Ordinance in T.O. and the Media

Guest Commentary |  Professor weighs in on New Tech Ordinance in T.O. and the Media

    By Professor Trevor G Marshall For those that are talking with the media today, I have encapsulated my thoughts, based on 54 years of designing microwave transmitting equipment, and my many peer-reviewed papers in human biology. You may quote me on any of this: As Thousand Oaks residents we enjoy an excellent quality of […]

Borderline T-shirt sales raise $267,000 for victims families

Borderline T-shirt sales raise $267,000 for victims families

By Michael Hernandez THOUSAND OAKS—The Bible, Martin Luther King and some 24 volunteers were feted at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting for helping to raise $267,000 through Borderline T-shirt sales for victims and the families of the victims and survivors in last year’s shooting.  The money was presented in a check to the Westlake Village […]

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