Dunkin' Donuts to Open Westlake Village Location on Tuesday, December 6th

UPDATE:  The Westlake Village Dunkin Donuts will be opening on Tuesday, December 6th at 30895 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard (at Lindero). Thanks for the heads up, Agoura Hills Mom!

The first guest in line gets a $100 DD gift card and a DD travel mug and $2 perk cards go out to the first 50 to order. I believe the location opens at 5 am but do check first to be sure. That's way too early for me, even with the possibility of $100 in free donuts!

Update 11/16/16: The signs are up and most of the equipment inside appears to be installed. No specific date but Dunkin Donuts corporate indicates "by year end."

Christopher N provided this shot of Dunkin Donuts with newly installed signs up.

Christopher N provided this shot of Dunkin Donuts with newly installed signs up.

Local area blogger Agoura Hills Mom got the word out that the Conejo Valley will see its first Dunkin' Donuts sometime later this year or early 2017 at the North Ranch Gateway, 30895 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Westlake Village.

Dunkin' Donuts will be located in the building at the corner of Lindero and Thousand Oaks Blvd. The entire North Ranch Gateway is currently undergoing extensive renovations.

There's a sign up indicating they are now hiring.

Photo credit C. Reyes via CVG Facebook Page

Photo credit C. Reyes via CVG Facebook Page

This is the first of what is anticipated to be eight or so Dunkin' locations in Ventura County and adjacent areas that was announced two years ago.

Another Dunkin' is in the works at the Simi Marketplace in Simi Valley.

Visit www.dunkindonuts.com for more information.

Poke Tiki to Open at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks in Early 2017

Coming in January 2017 is Poke Tiki to Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks. It will be located in the former home of Salad Gourmet, which closed its doors earlier this year

Currently hiring at THIS LINK.

Poke Tiki currently has locations in Tustin, Tarzana, Orange and Costa Mesa. Also opening soon in Tarzana.

Poke Tiki offers 7 types of fish (tuna, salmon, scallops, albacore, cooked shrimp, octopus), 4 bases and 10 toppings with a sauce of your choice. More information at www.poketiki.com.

Thanks to Amelia S. once again via the CVG Facebook Page for letting us know!

Pizzscotti Trattoria & Bakery Bar Opened at Simi Valley Town Center on December 2nd

The grand opening of Pizzscotti Trattoria & Bakery Bar takes place at the Simi Valley Town Center, Suite 290 (behind Jamba Juice) the weekend of December 2-4, 2016. Pizzcotti offers homemade Italian cuisine, delicious pastries, beer and wine and more.  Visit www.facebook.com/pizzscotti911 for more information.

County of Ventura Food Facility Closures in November 2016

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 www.ventura.org/rma/envhealth/community-services/consumer-food/closures.html.

The following facility closures were noted in November 2016. Keep in mind when reviewing this that there are many possible reasons for the closures, most of which are very temporary issues.

Moorpark College Football Snack Bar, 7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/30/16; No reopen date

B & J Drive In, 1323 Los Angeles Ave., Ventura;

Unsanitary conditions, failure to adhere to a compliance agreement;

Date closed - 11/28/26; Date reopened - 12/1/16

The Ridge, 2401 Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/22/16; Date reopened - 11/23/16

Mc Donald's, 5980 Telegraph Road, Ventura;

Cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/22/16; Date reopened - 11/23/16

Doris Bakery Panaderia, 385 Arneill Road, Camarillo;

Inoperable refrigeration resulting in unsafe food temperatures;

Date closed - 11/21/16; Date reopened - 11/21/16

Jake's Wayback Burgers, 4960 Telephone Road #102, Ventura;

Sewage overflowing inside the facility, cockroach infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/16/16; Date reopened - 11/17/16

Urban Plates, 162 W. Hillcrest Drive, #100, Thousand Oaks;

No hot water for hand washing and utensil washing;

Date closed - 11/14/16; Date reopened - 11/14/16

Good Time Donuts, 2445 Harbor Blvd., Ventura;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/14/16; Date reopened - 11/15/16

The Grilled Cheese Truck#2, Lic. 88022L1, 5805 White Oak Ave. #16305, Encino;

Inadequate supply of water, no method to obtain hot water for utensil, equipment and dish washing;

Date closed - 11/13/16; No reopen date

Back Bar #2, Lake Sherwood Country Club, 320 W. Stafford Road, Thousand Oaks;

No hot water for hand washing and utensil washing;

Date closed - 11/10/16; Date reopened - 11/16/16

Pacifica High School Gymnasium Snack Bar, 600 E. Gonzales Rd., Oxnard;

Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/07/16; Date reopened - 11/10/16

Pacifica High School Football Snack Bar, 600 E. Gonzales Rd., Oxnard;

No hot water for utensil and hand washing, unsanitary conditions;

Date closed - 11/07/16; Date reopened - 11/10/16

Moorpark High School Snack Bar, 4500 Tierra Rejada Rd., Moorpark;
Rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions;
Date closed - 11/04/16; Date reopened - 11/09/16

Holiday Ice Rink at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks to Return November 11, 2016

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The Holiday Ice Rink at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks, 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard is coming back again this year, beginning on Friday, November 11, 2016 through January 31, 2017. 

Tickets to the rink can be purchased onsite at the ice rink ticket window. All tickets priced at $15.

Hours: Mon-Thurs 12-9PM, Fri 12-10PM, Sat 10AM-11PM and Sun 10AM-9PM

From 12/12 to 1/2 the ice rink will open daily at 10AM

805-807-2492

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Discovery Center for Science and Technology Announces New Executive Director

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The Discovery Center for Science and Technology Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Vicki Holloway has been named Executive Director of The Discovery Center as of November 16, 2016, following a six-month assignment as a consultant to the organization.

Vicki brings over 20 years of experience in the fields of life and environmental science with professional expertise in strategy development, organizational design and efficiency, operations, communications and partner management. She has been an active volunteer in other nonprofit organizations in the community for 15 years.

As Executive Director, Vicki will be responsible for fundraising and grant management; volunteer recruitment, retention and recognition; program development and management; and community relations and outreach.

Serving residents of the Conejo, Ventura and Los Angeles Counties for over 20 years, The Discovery Center encourages curiosity, critical thinking and creativity through the exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). To date, volunteers of The Discovery Center have served over 200,000 children and adults with educational programs and events. For additional information concerning The Discovery Center please go to www.discoverycntr.org.

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.