Bright Belly School Lunch Delivery Program Opens in Thousand Oaks


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Bright Belly, a new business in Thousand Oaks started by a local Conejo Valley family, has a mission to provide healthy, organic school lunches for kids and make life easier on parents. 

With their school lunch subscription service, Bright Belly will prepare healthy, delicious lunches - customized to fit your child’s taste buds - and deliver them fresh to your door.  Their eco-friendly service provides lunches in reusable stainless-steel lunch boxes that are available for purchase at their shop.  

For more information, visit or call 805.370.1222.

Bright Belly is located at 1610 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. #B., Thousand Oaks (where Erbes Rd. meets TO Blvd. Two doors down from Nothing Bundt Cakes.)

See what their customers are saying….

“I have kids in Kindergarten and in 2nd grade. I love Bright Belly and so do they. There are so many benefits. It saves me time in the morning and/or night. I don't have to ever worry about having to go grocery shopping because I'm running low on items. My kids get well balanced, healthy lunches. And since my kids go to a trash free school, the reusable lunchboxes Bright Belly uses are perfect. I highly recommend Bright Belly.”                                                           Heather A. - White Oak Elementary

“This is the absolute best thing ever... My daughter is in third grade and loves it...All so healthy and no more lunch packing or shopping for me...delivered each night to our door…it’s like a pinch me I’m dreaming moment”  Skye P. - Westlake Elementary

Continued Progress at the Lowe's / LA Fitness in Newbury Park

Grading started over a year ago at the Lowe’s / LA Fitness at the northwest corner of Grande Vista Drive and Academy Drive in Newbury Park. Construction seems to be progressing nicely at this point, as evidenced by the photos below over the past week.

LA Fitness is now taking pre-opening memberships out of the former GNC at 1025 Broadbeck Drive (in The Village at Newbury Park), next to Subway. The 37,000 square foot facility, anticipated to open in the Spring 2019 time frame, is considered a Signature Club that among other things will feature an indoor swimming pool, basketball court, hot yoga and much more. Call 805.716.8727 for more information.

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Five Below Store Opened October 12th at the Simi Valley Town Center


Five Below opened at the Simi Valley Town Center on October 12th. According to a recent press release:

Five Below is a rapidly growing specialty value retailer offering a broad range of trend-right, high-quality merchandise targeted at the teen and pre-teen customer. Five Below offers a dynamic, edited assortment of exciting products in a fun and differentiated store environment, all priced at $5 and below. Select brands and licensed merchandise fall into the Five Below special worlds: Style, Room, Play, Tech, Create, Party, Candy and Now. For more information, visit one of the 700+ stores or

There’s also an Five Below store at The Esplanade in Oxnard, near Home Depot and Staples.

The Pallet Westlake Village Do It Yourself Shop Opened in Sept; Grand Opening Event Oct 14th

The Pallet Westlake Village is a one stop do-it-yourself shop that makes succulent arrangements and hosts workshops and private crafting parties. The shop also sells mugs, candles, succulents, garden supply items, pots and more, almost entirely from local crafters. Owners of The Pallet have lived in the Conejo Valley their entire lives and are excited to share their love of gardening and crafting with the community!

The Pallet is located at 950 Hampshire Road, #104. Visit for more information.

The Pallet is hosting an official grand opening event on Sunday, October 14th from noon to 5pm, featuring raffles, treats and product giveaways.

Whole Foods Market Opening in Malibu in Spring 2019

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Signs are up and construction is moving along for a new Whole Foods Market coming to the Civic Center area of Malibu (Civic Center Way at Cross Creek Road). Anticipated opening date is Spring 2019.

The Whole Foods and the Park projects totals nearly 6 acres and consists of a 38,425 sq ft shopping center, including a 24,549 sq ft Whole Foods Market and four smaller commercial retail buildings totaling 13,876 sq ft.

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Trader Joe's Calabasas is Opening on Friday, October 5th


Trader Joe’s is opening a new location at 23741 Calabasas Road in Calabasas, across the street from The Commons at Calabasas.

The building used to be Babies R Us. Next to Trader Joe’s is Ulta Beauty.

Other Trader Joe’s locations in the vicinity of the Conejo Valley include Newbury Park (Reino and Borchard), Thousand Oaks (Avenida de los Arboles and Moorpark Road), Westlake Village (Thousand Oaks Blvd and Westlake Blvd) and Agoura Hills (Canwood east of Kanan).

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LA Fitness Coming Soon to Agoura Hills in Addition to Newbury Park


An LA Fitness is currently being constructed from the ground up at 29431 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills (at Roadside Drive). A preview center has been set up at 29145 Canwood Street, Suite 3.

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No updates on the Newbury Park LA Fitness location at this time that is being constructed at the new Lowe’s location at the northwest corner of Grande Vista Drive and Academy Drive. Anticipated completion date is in the early 2019 time frame.