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In honor of the men and women of the US military who gave their lives serving our country, we will be closed Monday, May 29th, 2017. We will fly our flag at half staff in their memory.
Public Works Week Tours, May 23 & 24
See a landscape aerial lift in action, experience an eco-friendly, bus-sized car wash, watch graffiti disappear, and much more. On May 23 and 24, 2017, the City's Public Works department will host their annual Open House at the Municipal Service Center, 1993 Rancho Conejo Boulevard. Other highlights include a welding display, bicycle safety, and water and wastewater demonstrations. Individual and group tours will run between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. both days. Visit www.toaks.org/pww or call (805) 449-2499 by May 12 to secure your space. Reservations are required.
This event honors National Public Works week. To learn more about the history of public works, visit the American Public Works Association (APWA). For information on City Public Works and local infrastructure projects stop by the City's website.
Open Space Challenge: Hillcrest Loop
Featured among 10 trails in the 2017 Open Space Challenge, Hillcrest Loop is a moderately strenuous 4.5-mile loop with elevation changes of about 1300 ft. It connects with White Sage Trail at both the north and south ends, offering 360° views of Thousand Oaks and the surrounding area. The hike has several sections that are quite steep. You can join the Challenge by visiting the featured trails and sharing your photos or GPS tracks. The Open Space Challenge runs through May 31, 2017. Click here to learn more.
Final Week to Participate in Budget Survey!
Other Local Happenings
Library Events Include Medicare Talk and Wildlife Exhibit
Our local libraries host dozens of educational events and activities each month--like the Medicare 101 talk on May 17 at the Thousand Oaks Library and May 22 at the Newbury Park branch. Both events will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. . . Later this month, Wildlife Wendy will bring her tropical birds to the Libraries on May 27, 2017 at 11 a.m. (Thousand Oaks) and 2 p.m. (Newbury Park). Visit the Library website for the full calendar of events.
This Month at the Civic Arts Plaza
Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Lynsey Addario is the final speaker in the National Geographic Live! Series at the Fred Kavli Theatre, 8 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017. Addario traveled to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to document life and oppression under the Taliban, and has since covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Darfur, and Congo. Visit CivicArtsPlaza.com for more information on this and other events at CAP.
City Staff Honored at Chamber Event
Assistant to the City Manager Rachel Wagner and Cultural Affairs Deputy Director Jonathan Serret were among those recognized April 27, 2017, at the Conejo Valley Chamber's 40-Under-Forty Awards. The event honored 40 young professionals based on their involvement in the business community and their vision for the future of the Greater Conejo Valley. Explore Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce events here.