National School Lunch Week: October 13 – 17

School lunch box

Did you know? October 13 – 17, is National School Lunch Week— a weeklong celebration of the school lunch program, created by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. There are many fun and creative ways to celebrate this week, while incorporating responsible and sustainable practices into lunches all year long! Packing your lunch brought from

Eek-O Friendly Halloween


Go Green This Halloween! Halloween is a fun time of year filled with ghoulish costumes, delicious candy treats, and haunting jack-o-lanterns. But with all the synthetic costumes, individually wrapped candy treats, and plastic laden Halloween decorations, comes a significant amount of needless waste that can be a scary nightmare for the environment. But being environmentally

Celebrate World Teachers Day on October 5th!!

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October 5th is World Teachers Day, and an opportune time to celebrate the people who teach us about the past, present, and future, how the world works, what it means to be creative, and many other subjects, from the ABC’s to chemistry. These teachers play an integral role not only in our education, but also in

$45,000 in Grants Available to Thousand Oaks Community Groups

Students plant trees to enhance the community

The City of Thousand Oaks Public Works Department is now accepting online applications for the 2014-2015 Community Enhancement Grant Program. The program provides grants for non-profit community and school groups, such as clubs and booster organizations, to raise funds to support group activities. The groups conduct a community beautification or environmental project, such as a

Walk or Ride Your Bike to School!

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With the new school year well underway, how do you get to school? Do you walk, ride your bike, scooter, skateboard, carpool with friends, or get dropped off by your parents??? Now is a great time to think about alternative ways of getting to school. Gather your friends, siblings, and neighbors for International Walk to

TOHS Document Shredding Fundraiser – October 4th

Document shredding

In case you missed the City’s free document shredding event last weekend, you have another opportunity to securely shred and recycle all those old receipts and sensitive documents accumulating in your home! Thousand Oaks High School PTSA is hosting a document shredding fundraiser on Saturday, October 4th, from 8-11AM. The event will be held at TOHS,

Coastal Cleanup Day – September 20th, 2014


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 one of 60,000 people across the state to take part in the upcoming 30th Anniversary of California Coastal Cleanup Day! Volunteers will remove debris from the coast, creeks, rivers

FREE Document Shredding September 20th

Shredded paper recycle bin

Old receipts and documents piling up in your home? Are you looking for a secure way to dispose of sensitive information for FREE? The City of Thousand Oaks is hosting a document shredding day on Saturday, September 20th. This FREE event will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Conejo Valley Unified