Rain Barrels and Compost Bins Available Through County Agencies

(The following is from a press release) Ventura County Community for a Clean Watershed and the Ventura County Integrated Waste Management Division are offering 50-gallon, gravity-fed rain barrels and 55-gallon compost bins at reduced prices. Their rain barrel and compost bin program is designed to encourage residents to conserve water and recycle garden and food […]

‘Rides and Rods’ to Benefit Vets

(The following is from a press release) Rides and Rods, a one-day event to benefit local military veterans, will be held Saturday, October 8 in Thousand Oaks. The day begins with a “Poker Run” for cars and motorcycles that will wind its way through the Conejo Valley. It will be followed, from 11 a.m. to […]

Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise Annual Golf Tournament/Poker Tournament For Local Charities

(The following is from a press release) The Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise is holding its 29th Annual Golf Tournament Monday, October 5 at North Ranch Country Club (4761 Valley Spring Dr. Westlake Village). Following the golf tournament and an awards dinner, the Rotary Club will be hosting its 2nd Annual Poker Tournament. Proceeds […]

Miller Family YMCA Youth Leadership Program Kicks Off With Barbecues

(The following is from a press release) The Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park’s Youth & Government program is hosting an information night and barbecue on Wednesday, August 19 (320 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park) and another information night at Sycamore Canyon School (4601 Via Rio, Newbury Park) September 2. Both meetings are from 7-8 […]

Chevy Metal to Headline Conejo Valley Days Live Entertainment Lineup

(The following is from a press release) Chevy Metal, featuring Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins, will headline this year’s Conejo Valley Days (CVD) live entertainment. Chevy Metal will perform Saturday, May 9 at 8:30 p.m. The concert is free with CVD admission. Chevy Metal is a 1970s dirt rock cover band, playing music from 70s […]

Conejo Valley Days To Hold Mother’s Day Essay Contest

(The following is from a press release) With Conejo Valley Days (CVD) falling on Mother’s Day this year (May 10), the festival is holding a Mother’s Day essay contest with the winner, mother and immediate family treated to free entry, rides and food on Mother’s Day. Entrants must be in grades three through five and […]

Local YMCAs Offering Spring Camps

(The following is from a press release) Local YMCAs are hosting spring camps to coincide with school district spring breaks. The Conejo Valley YMCA will host a spring break camp from March 30 to April 3 for Moorpark students and April 6 to April 10 for Conejo Valley students. The Triunfo YMCA, serving Westlake Village, […]

Rabobank Donates to Westlake Village Regional Family Park & Triunfo YMCA

(The following is from a press release) Rabobank has donated $25,000 to the collaborative Westlake Village Regional Family Park and Triunfo YMCA building project currently underway in Westlake Village. Rabobank’s name will be displayed on one of four scoreboards on the park’s six sports fields. The donation came following a tour of the project by […]

Free Family Swim Sundays at Miller YMCA

(The following is a press release) To celebrate its newly renovated indoor pool, the Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park is inviting the community to swim for free on Sundays now until the end of the year. Much work has been done to the seven-year-old pool. The pool surface was replastered, the interior pool area […]

Use Mulch in Summer Gardens to Hold In Moisture, Reduce Water Use

(The following is from a press release) According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American household uses about 50 gallons of water a day to irrigate lawns and gardens (http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/pubs/outdoor.html). With water conservation on the minds of many California residents, especially in summer, a simple way to reduce the amount of water needed to […]