World Car-Free Day

Thursday, September 22, 2016 is World Car-Free Day. Today, with over one billion motor vehicles on the roads worldwide, one day a year is set aside to take the heat off the planet by encouraging people to be less dependent on…

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Free Trash Disposal on September 18

Residents of the City of Thousand Oaks are invited to dispose of their excess trash, yard waste, and bulky items free of charge at Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Day on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The…

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Save money with a cool roof

Cooler roof, lower bills Installing insulation, blinds and awnings are common ways people try to beat the heat in their homes. As climate change causes higher temperatures and more frequent heat waves in southern California, any opportunity to keep homes cooler should be considered. So…

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Coastal Cleanup Day is September 17

Did you know you can help clean up the coast right here in Thousand Oaks? Show your community spirit and concern for our local creeks (which lead to the ocean) by being a volunteer taking part in the 32nd Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day! Volunteers will…

0 Comments / 18 View / September 2, 2016


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 / 113 View / August 22, 2016

EnergyUpgrade Virtual Bike

Save Energy and Virtually Hang Glide

  Bike while hang gliding It might sound crazy, but Energy Upgrade California  has launched an exclusive virtual reality tour that allows you to bike while hang gliding. Until the end of August, it’s right here in Thousand Oaks! Energy Upgrade is a state initiative dedicated…

0 Comments / 224 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…

5 Comments / 332 View / August 9, 2016

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Alternatives to Rodent Poison

When residents have unwanted rodents on their property, poison is often their go-to solution. 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 Scene blog post…

2 Comments / 519 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 / 203 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…

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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 / 924 View / July 21, 2016