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National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 29

The Thousand Oaks Police Station is providing a valuable opportunity for the community by collecting unused medications on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which takes place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Normally, prescription drugs can only…

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CLU Students Create Mini Exhibit on Oceans

A small interactive exhibit created by California Lutheran University students to educate people on the state of the world’s oceans will be on display April 22 through May 13. “Plastic Oceans: A Sad Reality” will be exhibited in the alcove…

0 Comments / 12 View / April 14, 2017

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Clearing the Fog on Expiration Dates

Use By, Sell By, Best Before… if you find food expiration dates confusing, you’re not alone. Currently in the US, there are at least 10 different expiration date formats in use. Confusion about when foods really become unsafe to eat…

0 Comments / 316 View / March 29, 2017

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American Idol Singer Headlines Arbor Earth Day 20th Anniversary Celebration

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 free zero waste,…

0 Comments / 280 View / March 23, 2017

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Thousand Oaks is Buzzing!

by Helen Cox, Sustainability Division Manager, City of Thousand Oaks Thousand Oaks is proud to be recognized as a Bee City, USA following unanimous approval by the City Council at its February 29 meeting. The certification acknowledges the efforts of…

3 Comments / 54 View / March 17, 2017

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Send Your Documents to Their Final Resting Place

The Go Green Sustainability Division consistently receives calls and emails asking where to effectively shred sensitive documents. We’ve noticed more options available in the community, especially around income tax season. Big box office supply stores sometimes have promotions for a limited…

2 Comments / 898 View / February 23, 2017

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Solar Installation Discount & Free Energy Efficiency Evaluation

Significant changes are occurring in the federal government and could result in some popular programs being eliminated or modified. The 30% tax credit for installing solar has been helping homeowners to go solar for many years. It is possible this…

0 Comments / 460 View / February 23, 2017

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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…

3 Comments / 817 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 / 278 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 / 134 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 / 35 View / January 17, 2017