Re: your July 13 article, "Board OKs clinics for T.O. Borders building":
As a daily reader of two newspapers, I was very surprised and saddened to read today about the takeover of the Borders site by the county for a medical clinic. It seems to me there was very little (if any) warning that Borders might get the boot. How can this happen without our local leaders weighing in?
If you ask my children, the city of Thousand Oaks has very little to offer in the way of entertainment. Prior to Borders moving in, we lost a bowling alley, which was never replaced. We lost a skating rink on Ventu Park, which was never replaced. Now our only bookstore is going to become a medical clinic? Having just bought a stack of books for my daughter for summer reading, I can't tell you how disappointed she will be.
Rethink this decision! We need more bookstores, not less. Find another site for the medical clinic.
~ Jocelyn DeVault,