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Is Thousand Oaks Still in a Drought?

Are we in a drought? Should I replant my lawn? Can I take more than one shower a week? California is emerging (hopefully) from a long and severe drought. Some parts of the state are even dealing with torrential rainfall…

0 Comments / 30 View / February 17, 2017

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Save the Date for Arbor Earth Day 2017

Save the Date! The public is invited to the 20th Annual Thousand Oaks Arbor/Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 8th, from 10am to 3pm at Thousand Oaks Community Park (next to Thousand Oaks High School) at 2525 N. Moorpark Rd. This…

0 Comments / 92 View / January 31, 2017

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Community Forum on Climate Change

On February 3rd, the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (CVUUF) will host the forum, “How we can solve climate change and strengthen our nation’s economy.” Our own Dr. Helen Cox, Manager of the City’s Sustainability Division, will explain climate-related policies and…

0 Comments / 126 View / January 25, 2017

TONIGHT: CPUC Public Hearing on Cal-Am Water Rate Increase Request

TONIGHT: CPUC Public Hearing on Cal-Am Water Rate Increase Request

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will host a public hearing TONIGHT Tuesday, January 17th at 6:00 pm at the Palm Garden Hotel on Ventu Park Road. The meeting will solicit public input on Cal-Am’s proposed water rate increases. The CPUC is…

1 Comment / 20 View / January 17, 2017

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Choose Your Own Energy

Thousand Oaks residents and businesses may, in the near future, have a choice of where to purchase electricity. The City of Thousand Oaks is one of several cities in Ventura County considering participation in a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program. The program…

0 Comments / 142 View / December 15, 2016


Holiday Tree Recycling and Special Trash Service

With the holidays quickly approaching, keep these extra season perks and trash schedule changes in mind to take advantage of trash and recycling benefits available to you during the holiday season. There will be no delay or change in waste…

0 Comments / 347 View / December 15, 2016


Local E-Waste Options

Planning to toss out your old PC, smartphone, TV or other electronics? Have you discovered holiday light strands that no longer work, or have you converted to LED holiday lights?   We accept all of the above items at our Household Hazardous…

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Plastic Bag Ban Explained!

On November 9th, Californians voted to ban plastic bags. By the next day, there was barely a plastic bag to be found in stores across the State. The confusing ballot and quick uptake left many scratching their heads. In this article,…

0 Comments / 65 View / December 14, 2016


Rainbarrel Rebate Back by Popular Demand

The  Ventura County Community for a Clean Watershed’s special rainbarrel rebate promotion is back by popular demand, just in time for the winter/spring rainy season.  You can receive up to two rainbarrels at a reduced cost by clicking this link and entering…

6 Comments / 1211 View / December 14, 2016


Take the Pledge for America Recycles Day on November 15

One of the biggest barriers to recycling is knowing what items can (and cannot) be recycled as well as how to recycle them correctly. On America Recycles Day (ARD), Nov. 15, you can help overcome this barrier by sharing with…

1 Comment / 33 View / November 10, 2016


Spare the air by turning off your car

Idling engines cause harmful health effects Idling refers to running a vehicle’s engine when the vehicle is not in motion. It commonly occurs when drivers are stopped at red lights, waiting outside businesses or residences or during school drop off and…

4 Comments / 137 View / November 8, 2016