Dos Vientos

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Twin Ponds by Dos Vientos Ranch.

Dos Vientos is a neighborhood in westernmost Newbury Park, California, which borders Dos Vientos Open Space and the Santa Monica Mountains. It was a 2,350-unit housing development which was approved by the Thousand Oaks City Council in April 1988.[1] It is an upscale[2] and master-planned[3] community. Major development found place after infrastructure was built to support the homes in 1998.[4] It was the largest residential project ever within Newbury Park.[5] It has a maximum elevation of 2,500 feet.[6]

Wildfires led to temporary evacuation of homes in 2013.[7]

Historic designation[edit]

Two large barns on the Dos Vientos Ranch became designated Ventura County Historical Landmark No. 99 in 1986. The barns are also City of Thousand Oaks Landmark No. 6, although the barns were dismantled in the 1990s during the construction of the Dos Vientos residential development. However, the lumber was catalogued and is stored with the Conejo Recreation and Park District. The land where the barns lie where once part of Rancho Guadalasca, which along with Rancho Conejo made up most of the Conejo Valley. It was part of an 8,000-acre farm bought by Joseph Lewis in 1906. Lewis is credited for introducing the lima bean to California and establishing the Ventura County lima bean industry. Lewis was one of the farmers responsible for Ventura County gaining its former distinction “Lima Bean Capital of the World.” However, Lewis fell into financial difficulties during the Great Depression, and the Dos Vientos Ranch was purchased by Malcom Clark, the designer of Snap-on Tools and Henry Ford’s former tool and die maker. The barns, both erected in the 1930s, were part of a former stable complex. They were the only remains left of Malcom Clark’s ranch property.[8][9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bidwell, Carol A. (1989). The Conejo Valley: Old and New Frontiers. Windsor Publications. Page 86. ISBN 9780897812993.
  2. ^ "Poison traps persist - Thousand Oaks Acorn". 11 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Fears of rodenticide use in Dos Vientos stoked by mislabeled boxes".
  4. ^ "Amgen retrenches despite surge in stock". www.theacorn.com.
  5. ^ GREENBERG, DAVID (19 June 1997). "21 Years Later, Building Begins at Dos Vientos Ranch" – via LA Times.
  6. ^ "Low-flying jets threaten sanctity of Dos Vientos - Thousand Oaks Acorn". 17 August 2017.
  7. ^ CNN, By Michael Martinez,. "Weather improves, but California wildfire still threatens 4,000 homes - CNN".
  8. ^ BUSTILLO, MIGUEL (20 July 1996). "Endangered Landmarks : Dos Vientos Barns, Link to Area's Past, Face Uncertain Future" – via LA Times.
  9. ^ "History - Thousand Oaks, CA". www.toaks.org.