Dayne's Chicago Beef & Dawgs to Re-Open at Draughts Thousand Oaks on July 28th

Dayne's Chicago Beef & Dawgs, previously located on Thousand Oaks Boulevard, has announced that it is re-opening AT Draughts Restaurant & Bar at 398 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The grand re-opening will take place on Friday, July 28th.

A call to Draughts confirmed this to be the case. No specifics as to how it will be arranged e.g. operate completely separately, as one, or some other arrangement. In any case, great news for Daynes fans.

Thanks for the heads up to Sue B. via a message through the CVG Facebook page.

Chiianti Trattoria Opening Soon at the Agoura Village Center

Michael K. pointed out via the Conejo Valley Guide Facebook page that Chianti Trattoria is opening soon at the Agoura Village Center, 29020 Agoura Road. 

The sign says that Chianti Trattoria is brought to us by Tra Di Noi, located at Malibu Country Mart.

Previous occupants of this particular space, as Michael mentions, includes Fabrocini's, Revolution Speakeasy and Bistro 101.

A Second Jersey Mike's is Coming to Newbury Park at Former Subway Location

Final Update 7/24/17: The new, 2nd Newbury Park Jersey Mike's location at 761 North Wendy Drive will be opening on Wednesday, July 26th at 10am. There will be a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County if you redeem coupons from THIS FLYER between 7/26 and 8/4 (I was told copies of the flyer will be available at Jersey Mike's.)

Update 7/7/17: Coming soon sign is up and Jersey Mike's is hiring crew members for its 2nd Newbury Park location.

Posted 5/5/17:

The Subway previously located at 761 Wendy Drive next to Billy Dz BBQ in Newbury Park closed its doors 11 months ago and recently there were signs of life there.

Today there is a sign that indicates improvements are being made and that the lessee making these improvements is Jersey Mike's Subs.

A phone call to the other Newbury Park Jersey Mike's location confirmed that Jersey Mike's is indeed building a 2nd Newbury Park location, just 2 miles away.

Anticipated opening date is several months away, indicated the manager of the location on Newbury Road, who also indicated the current Jersey Mike's is staying put. 

And there you have it. Sandwich Musical Chairs in Newbury Park.

Bay Club Thousand Oaks to End Operations on September 20, 2017

Conejo Valley Guide Facebook follower Melissa passed us the word that the Bay Club Thousand Oaks announced it will be ending operations on September 20, 2017 to prepare to vacate the premises when its lease ends on September 30th. 

Bay Club acquired Spectrum Athletic Club in April 2015. The two clubs have operated in the Conejo Valley for the last 18 years.


Beanscene Expresso in Oak Park is Closing at the End of July After 23 Years in Business

Beanscene Expresso, an Oak Park mainstay for over two decades at 610 N. Lindero Canyon Road (in the Kids World strip mall), has decided to close its doors at the end of July.  Owners stated a number of factors, including the cost of rent, labor, insurance and other items.  Many folks will be sad to see them go.

A little over 3 1/2 years ago, the El Pollo Loco previously in the center closed and became a drive-thru Starbucks. I would expect that type of competition, literally 150 yards away, did not help future prospect for Beanscene.

Simi Valley Police Department Reports Arrest of 12 Baby Formula Theft Suspects in Four Days

The Simi Valley Police Department (SVPD) reports that five suspects were arrested today for theft of baby formula, bringing the total number of baby formula theft arrests in Simi Valley in the last four days, in three incidents, to 12.

Today at 2:32 P.M. SVPD received a report that a theft of baby formula had just occurred at the Vons Supermarket at 1855 E. Cochran Street. Four male suspects ran out of the store with numerous cans of baby formula. They were seen leaving the area in a brown SUV.

Based on a description of the suspects and their vehicle, SVPD was able to track down the vehicle and five suspects, Jamal Dixon (20), Aarion Thomas (18), Onwuatuegwu Ngwudile (21),
Randle Posten II (22) and Solomon Leslie (19) were taken into custody.

The baby formula stolen today had an approximate value of $730 and was recovered from the suspects' vehicle. In addition to the formula stolen from Vons, another $2,000 to $3,000 in formula was recovered from the car.

On July 17th at 5:58, Los Angeles residents Mya Usher (18), Morgan Pecantte (20) and Champagne Dubose (21) were seen stealing baby formula from the CVS Pharmacy at 3935 E. Cochran Street in Simi Valley. They were also caught by SVPD and a large quantity of baby formula was recovered from the car. 

In another incident, four suspects were arrested. 

All 12 suspects are residents of Los Angeles and are believed to have come to Simi Valley intent on stealing baby formula.

7/19 SVPD Release:

7/17 SVPD Release:

So this begs the question...why? Well, perhaps due to the cost they are buying and reselling the formula. Maybe, or mayby not. One savvy CVG Facebook follower did a quick search and discovered a report from the Retail Association of Nevada that baby formula thefts are a growing national problem. Large-scale organized crime rings are stealing baby formula to manufacture illegal drugs; cans of powdered baby formula are used as mixers for drugs like cocaine and heroin. Yikes.