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Thousand Oaks approves Caruso apartment complex at The Lakes

A shopping center property owned by the city of Thousand Oaks will be sold to Los Angeles development mogul Rick Caruso, who plans to add a six-story apartment building to the site. The much-anticipated transaction required approval from the Thousand Oaks City Council, which voted 3-2 in favor of the deal on Nov. 30. The Read More →

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