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December 19, 1991 | PSYCHE PASCUAL
The Thousand Oaks City Council has agreed to annex a 350-acre industrial park, adding the largest business and industrial district in the area to the city's boundaries. In approving the annexation by a unanimous vote Tuesday night, the council ended nearly a year and a half of discussion with landowners of the Rancho Conejo Industrial Park, near Ventura Boulevard and Rancho Conejo Boulevard.
October 3, 1988
Neil Kinnock, the relatively moderate leader of Britain's Labor Party, overwhelmingly defeated a challenge for his job by leftist Tony Benn. In a vote at the start of the opposition party's annual conference in Blackpool, Kinnock received 88% of the votes of an electoral college of labor union leaders, legislators and local party branches. Kinnock's deputy, Roy Hattersly, also defeated a bid by two leftists, John Prescott and Eric Heffer, to unseat him.
May 23, 1991 | PSYCHE PASCUAL
Nine developers will be allowed to build 522 apartments and houses in Thousand Oaks, the City Council has decided. Shapell Industries, the builder of the Rancho Conejo development on the former MGM Ranch, was given allotments to build 150 houses. Courtly Homes and Operating Engineers, developers of Dos Vientos in Newbury Park, were given allotments for building 239 houses. The allotments, given during a council meeting Wednesday, are good for two years.
August 4, 1992 | MAIA DAVIS
The Moorpark Planning Commission is considering a proposed hillside development policy that would give the city stricter limitations against building on ridgelines than neighboring Thousand Oaks. The commission began Monday hammering out a development policy to be recommended to the City Council, which will then decide whether to enact the policy into law.
Small-town spirit returned to Thousand Oaks on Saturday as nearly 5,000 people lined the city's main boulevard for the annual Conejo Valley Days parade. Organizers said 105 parade entries--including Thousand Oaks City Councilwoman Linda Parks on her horse "Bubbles"--traveled the 1.4-mile route down Thousand Oaks Boulevard. The parade marked the start of the final two days of Conejo Valley Days, which started on March 17 with a classic car show and picnic.
January 20, 1986
A rebound in the home construction business pushed the value of construction in Thousand Oaks to $129.4 million during 1985, an 8% increase over the $119.1 million in construction during 1984, city figures on building activity show. Construction permits were issued for 512 housing units, including 56 renewals of previously issued permits, the report says, representing $83.6 million in housing construction. That is a 21% increase over 1984 residential construction figures.
November 6, 1990 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Yielding to pressure from animal rights activists, the New England Aquarium on Monday dropped plans to trade an aggressive dolphin to the Navy's dolphin training program in San Diego. The move settled a federal lawsuit filed last month by Citizens to End Animal Suffering and Exploitation. The group, which sought to block the trade, claims the Navy trains dolphins for hazardous duty.
September 9, 2009 | Martha Groves
For the fourth time, the city of Malibu has helped secure a federal grant for the California Wildlife Center in Calabasas. The money -- $80,520 -- will aid the facility's mission of rescuing and rehabilitating seals, sea lions and dolphins along the Malibu coastline. The John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant is awarded annually by the National Marine Fisheries Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce. "These funds will significantly help us continue our efforts in improving rescue programs, upgrading the center's equipment and promoting protection of wildlife," said Cynthia Reyes, the center's director of marine mammal response.
November 4, 1999 | JOSH KARP
The City Council has voted to change the zoning at Hill Canyon to designate the area open space and to make the necessary changes in the city's Specific Plan to protect the area. The council's action Tuesday, the latest step in a lengthy rezoning process, came after it considered how the move would affect wetland mitigation, expansion to the Hill Canyon Wastewater Treatment Plant and residents' ability to hike, bike or ride horses in the canyon.
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