Author: Daphne Khalida Kilea

BIZ BUZZ | November 2018

Opening Shake Shack opened at 120 Promenade Way, suite A, (The Promenade at Westlake) in Thousand Oaks. The eatery offers 100 percent all-natural Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches, fresh-made frozen custard, craft beer/wine, griddled flat-top dogs free of hormones and antibiotics, and more. In addition to the classic menu, this particular location will also serve the Roadside Double burger, and three (Pie Oh My, Snap Crackle Crete, S’more Please) unique selections of frozen custard concrete. Nonprofit Baby2Baby will receive 5 percent of sales from Pie Oh My throughout the life of the shack. … Anja’s Boutique opened at 1559...

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BIZ BUZZ | October 2018

Opening The second Ventura County location of Da Hickory House will open at The Collection at RiverPark, 2790 Seaglass Way, in Oxnard. The barbecue restaurant will offer many fan favorite dishes from the existing Ventura location menu and will also offer a variety of new dishes. Da Hickory House also offers catering services for private parties, company events, fundraisers, and sells goods at local Ventura County farmers markets. … SafePort Cannabis will open at 353 W. Channel Islands Blvd. in Port Hueneme. The 2,500-square-foot family-operated business will offer premium cannabis in store and through its delivery service in Ventura...

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BIZ BUZZ | Sept. 2018

Opening Audi’s Hair Studio #2 opened at 795 Camarillo Springs Road, suite C, in Camarillo. The studio offers beauty services. … Grocery Outlet Bargain Market will host a grand opening at 425 Los Angeles Ave. in Moorpark. The extreme-value store offers a variety of products, including fresh produce, meat, beverages, health and beauty care and more. On Sept. 13 at 8:55 a.m., the first 200 customers will receive Grocery Outlet Bargain Bucks gift cards ranging from $5 to $200; from Sept. 13 to Oct. 11, customers may enter for a chance to win a grand prize of free groceries...

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BIZ BUZZ | August 2018

Opening Burgerim Gourmet Burgers opened at 740 Ventura Blvd. (Camarillo Premium Outlets), unit 0228, in Camarillo. The restaurant offers miniburgers in twos, threes or a party box that can be customized with various options to meet a customer’s particular cravings or dietary needs (such as vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian). … Camarillo Cupcake opened at 389 Carmen Drive in Camarillo. The bakery offers handcrafted cupcakes made with fresh ingredients, with a variety of flavors, including vanilla, red velvet, cookies and cream, chocolate, strawberry lemonade and more. … Our Dog House opened at 294 Dawson Drive in Camarillo. The 7,500-square-foot facility is open 24 hours and caters to all sizes and breeds of dogs, offering dog play, grooming and other dog services and products. The owner, Nancy Barna, also owns dog care facilities in Ventura and, opening soon, in Oxnard. … Studio 8 Fitness opened at 1744 E. Main St. in Ventura. The facility aims to encourage fitness as a lifestyle through fun classes such as boogie bounce, pop Pilates, barre, hip-hop, u-jam and more. Class packages are also available. Thomas Fire Emily Barany, cofounder of, was recognized by the Democratic Club of Ventura County for her business acumen and her leadership in developing the site. Barany, who owns VISIONALITY, a business consultancy that has supported the work of local nonprofits since 2011, received the 2018 Outstanding Entrepreneur award.

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ON THE BOOKSHELF | Not So Simple: Observations on Poverty and People by Brian Galetto

Ventura resident Brian Galetto is the author of the recently published Not So Simple: Observations on Poverty and People, a book of poetry and photography that highlights homelessness and more. Galetto teaches communication and speech at Villanova Preparatory School in Ojai and from his perspective the surge in homelessness is a people problem — a complex problem which is linked with society’s essentials such as healthcare, education and the economy. So if there are productive conversations and a reevaluation of how society is structured, maybe long-term change can develop. Not So Simple was conceived from a need to re-examine...

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