Drought & Future of Water in Conejo Valley

Get the latest water updates straight from the source! Calleguas Metropolitan Water District provides water to all of the water districts in the City of Thousand Oaks. Calleguas staff will provide a comprehensive overview of all things water and answer…

0 Comments / 96 View / August 22, 2016

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Virtually Hang Glide at Oaks Mall and Save Energy

  Biking while hang gliding? Hang gliding and biking at the same time? It might sound crazy, but Energy Upgrade California  has launched an exclusive virtual reality tour that allows you to do just that. And until the end of the month, it’s right here…

0 Comments / 191 View / August 22, 2016

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The Poop on Dog Poop

This is a guest post written by Christine Koenig. Dog waste isn’t a topic most people talk about on a daily basis, but this “business” should be discussed. Pet owners who don’t have their dog’s droppings top of mind likely…

4 Comments / 302 View / August 9, 2016

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Alternatives to Rodent Poison

When residents have unwanted rodents on their property, poison is often the first thing they think of. But most people don’t realize the danger this choice poses not only to children and pets, but also to wildlife. As outlined in a Green…

2 Comments / 438 View / August 4, 2016

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Electric Vehicle Discount Voucher Giveaway

For residents thinking about purchasing or leasing an Electric Vehicle (EV), there is a special promotion going on now. On September 1, 2016, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District will hold a free drawing for 75 EV Discount Vouchers worth…

2 Comments / 194 View / July 28, 2016


Water Conservation Rules Relaxed, but Drought Still Here

At the July 12, City Council meeting the Council voted to move to a Level 1 water conservation level effective August 1. This change will allow outside irrigation three times a week during the summer and two times a week in the winter…

0 Comments / 1684 View / July 28, 2016

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Lush Lawn, Low Water

Even though we can increase our outside watering to three days a week starting in August, California is still experiencing a historic drought. Here in dry southern California the continuing drought is especially noticeable. Depending on rainfall this winter and snow…

3 Comments / 830 View / July 21, 2016

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Eliminating Weeds Without Toxic Chemicals

You can manage unsightly weeds in your landscaped areas and gardens and avoid using chemicals that are unsafe for our health, wildlife and the environment. Any pesticide or weed killer that you spray on your landscaping can end up in…

0 Comments / 73 View / July 7, 2016

Soldiers with Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, enjoy an American picnic during a Fourth of July party hosted by the Marine Detachment at the American Embassy in Tallinn, Estonia, July 4. Enjoyed at the party were cornhole toss games, music and football as the American Soldiers joined their Marine counterparts as they celebrated the American holiday together away from home. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Jacqueline Dowland, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)

Green Your Red, White and Blue

The Fourth of July is right around the corner! Summer’s hottest holiday will no doubt call for backyard barbecuing, so here’s how to throw a little green into your mix of red, white and blue this 4th of July. 1….

1 Comment / 59 View / June 30, 2016

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Summer energy savings

Summertime means rising temperatures and – unfortunately – rising energy bills. Here we’ve collected some easy-to-implement tips* to help you control your energy costs and reduce your environmental impact – and in some cases, qualify for a rebate! Start with these quick tips,…

0 Comments / 266 View / June 21, 2016

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Saving Time and Money with Pool Covers

Pool covers can be incredibly useful accessories for any pool owner looking to maintain a clean and safe pool all year round. They not only provide safety and quality assurance during times not used, but can also act as money…

0 Comments / 199 View / June 10, 2016