Thousand Oaks Acorn Notes That Dave & Buster's Has Signed Lease for Thousand Oaks Location

The Thousand Oaks Acorn has indicated that Dave & Buster's has signed a lease to occupy what previously was The Sports Authority on Hillcrest Drive. Great news for those looking for more things to do in the Conejo Valley! No word on timing or details at this point.

Happy faces on display at the Dave & Busters in Kansas.

Happy faces on display at the Dave & Busters in Kansas.

County of Ventura Food Facility Closures in April 2017

The County of Ventura Environmental Health Division (EHD) protects public health and the environment by ensuring conformance with State laws and County ordinances pertaining to food protection, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, individual sewage disposal systems, land use, medical waste, ocean water quality monitoring, recreational health, solid waste, underground fuel tanks and vector control.

The EHD publishes food facility closures at

The following facility closures were noted in April 2017. Keep in mind when reviewing this that there are many possible reasons for the closures, most of which are very temporary issues.

Baby 's Badass Burgers, Mobile Food Facility, License Plate # 65544N1;

No water available for hand washing or utensil washing;

Date closed - 04/30/17; No reopen date

Shave It, Temporary Food Facility,

No water available for hand washing;

Date closed - 04/29/17 - Date reopened - 04/29/17

Oh! Sushi, 2121 N. Rose Avenue, 2B-C, Oxnard;

Unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 04/27/17; Date reopened - 04/27/17

Mary B's, 1313 E. Harvard Blvd., Santa Paula;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 04/24/17; Date reopened - 04/25/17

McDonald's, 2605 Yosemite, Simi Valley;

Food and equipment contaminated from construction;

Date closed - 04/21/17; Date reopened - 04/21/17

Just Coffee, 3297 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., #B, Thousand Oaks;

No hot water available for handwashing or utensil washing;

Date closed - 04/18/17; Date reopened - 04/20/17

El Taco de Mexico, 210 E. 5th Street, Oxnard;

Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 04/10/17; Date reopened - 04/14/17

Starbucks Coffee Company #5445, 111 S. Westlake Blvd., #104, Thousand Oaks;

No hot water available for handwashing;

Date closed - 04/06/17;Date reopened - 04/07/17

Del Taco, 55 Hallock Drive, Santa Paula;

Inadequate refrigeration, sewage backing up in the facility;

Date closed - 04/05/17; Date reopened - 04/06/17

Ranchero Restaurant, 131 W. 2nd Street, Oxnard;

Rodent and cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 04/03/17; Date reopened - 04/07/17

2016 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp in Oxnard in July and August

The Dallas Cowboys are heading back to River Ridge Playing Fields in Oxnard at 2101 West Vineyard Avenue (next to the Marriott Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge) again this year for pre-season training camp!


Admission is FREE, no tickets needed. Other fun at the Training Camp includes the Kids Zone area and live performances by team mascot, Rowdy!  "Cowboys on Tour" trucks, team merchandise and Hall of Fame trailers will be at the site throughout camp. Parking opens at 11am and the "Midway" opens at noon.

Training schedule will be posted at  The Cowboys will be arriving on July 22nd and departing back for Dallas on August 18th. For additional Dallas Cowboys information, visit

Practices are typically NOT every day, so please see the schedule for specific days they will be publicly training. Schedule can change, so check back here for practice schedule changes before you come.

Parking lot opens at 11:30 am for 3:45 pm practices and 7:30 am for 10:30 am practices. August 9 the lot will open at 10:00 am for the Blue/White Scrimmage. August 27 the lot will open at 2:00 pm for a special evening practice.

Parking at River Ridge Playing Fields is $10 per vehicle/ $20 for over-sized on weekdays and $20 per vehicle/ $40 for over-sized on weekends. FREE parking if you can show you are a registered guest at an Oxnard hotel.

No bicycles, backpacks (small diaper bag ok), coolers, ice chests, outside food and pets. No strollers in the bleacher area. No tailgating or alcohol allowed.

Westlake Village Trolley to Run Fri/Sat Nights From May 26, 2017 through Labor Day Weekend

The Westlake Village Trolley is back in service. The free Trolley returns on Friday, May 26 and will operate on Friday and Saturday nights through Labor Day weekend. The Trolley begins its run at Westlake Village City Hall at 3:00 pm and concludes each night at 10:00 pm. With stops at all major retail centers, including the Shoppes at Westlake Village, hotels, and neighborhoods, the Village Trolley is a great way to get around town. Free, live entertainment on board the Trolley only enhances the experience.

Riding the Village Trolley is easy. Simply hop on at one of 15 stops and hop off whenever you want. The Trolley is outfitted with a GPS locator device allowing riders to use their smartphone to track the trolley’s progress. The Trolley is not just transportation; it is a mobile City event perfect for residents and visitors of all ages. Check the City website for the up-to-date entertainment schedule. The Village Trolley is the smart and safe way to get to your favorite restaurant, park, or City special event. The Trolley rolls to Berniece Bennett Park for the three concerts in the park and the movie night. For more information, including locations of all Trolley stops, visit

A Nike Store is Opening at The Promenade at Westlake in the Fall of 2017

The Promenade at Westlake has announced that NIKE, the world's leading sports and fitness brand, is set to open in the fall of 2017.

The store will be located in the former home of Sports Authority, which is approximately 20,000 sq ft.

NIKE opened a store at another Caruso property, The Grove, in September 2015.

Dollar Tree to Relocate to Old Fresh & Easy Space at Conejo Gateway Plaza in Newbury Park

It looks like there are now two Dollar Tree stores side by side at the Conejo Gateway Plaza on Wendy Drive (at Old Conejo Road) in Newbury Park, but that's because the store will be relocating to the new spot in the coming months.

The new spot was formerly occupied by Fresh & Easy, which was closed in 2015 along with all the other Fresh & Easy stores.

So is Dollar Tree expanding or just moving to the new spot? I was told they are moving.

So what is happening at the current Dollar Tree location? Based on the rumblings that I heard, we may be seeing an auto parts store at the current Dollar Tree location. Not to spread rumors or anything, as this is not official. A little birdie told me.

More on Dollar Tree Newbury Park at

Previous, dearly departed occupant.

Previous, dearly departed occupant.