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  • bee flower

    The Buzz on Our Busy Bees!

    Entire species of native bees and other pollinators, which are vital to the survival of most flowering plants and trees, are disappearing at an alarming rate due to loss of...

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    Getting Charged Up!

    The City of Thousand Oaks is helping you get charged up with some new electric vehicle chargers around town. A total of 21 new charging ports are now available at...

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    Talking Trash, Again!

    If you’ve been following the news on waste and recycling over the past year or two, you’ll know that there have been some big changes as a result of the loss of...

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    The City’s Solid Waste Ordinance and You!

    How the City deals with residents’ and businesses’ trash is governed by its Solid Waste Ordinance, which is contained in Chapter 2 to Title 6 of the Thousand Oaks Municipal Code. Previously amended in 2010, in January City Council approved a major update to the...

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    February Rain Barrel Sale & Rebate Information

    Extend the rainy season at your home by using rain barrels to capture rainwater and using it to irrigate landscaping in dry periods. You will save both water and money. Even if we are fortunate enough to...

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    The REAL Facts About California’s Water Regulations

    There have been several misguided posts on social media and websites stating that people cannot take a shower and do laundry on the same day. Let’s set the facts straight.

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    Free Screening of “The Human Element” by National Geographic Photographer

    National Geographic photographer James Balog shows viewers why we, as a society, can no longer turn a blind eye to the drastically changing world around us in his compelling documentary, “The Human Element”. This visually stunning film chronicles...