Photo credit: R. Scott Horn
On May 19th we cut the ribbon on the Dr. Richard Grossman Labyrinth at the Growing Works Demonstration Gardens. Joining us were a dozen employees who receive job training and horticultural therapy at Growing Works nursery. The thoughtfulness, generosity, and support from the community has helped many Growing Works employees on their path to recovery.
- Ventura County Library’s Book Mobile hits the road with a full range of library services to benefit underserved areas and improve access to schools and seniors in English and Spanish. Services ranges from reading a book and getting your library card to printing on the 3D printer.
- Southern California Association of Governments adopts resolution to endorse local government’s ability to form Community Choice Aggregation programs such as Clean Power Alliance
- Contract extended for Volunteer in Policing services to enhance public safety in the Oak Park community
- The Board of Supervisors approve July report back on alternatives to glyphosate use by County, to determine safer alternatives
- The Board of Supervisors place moratorium on new steam injection well drilling near potable aquifer after discovery of petroleum-related methane
- The Board of Supervisors approves the adoption of Rooster Keeping Ordinance (VCO §§ 4494.1-5) to curtail game fowl crowding, address the public noise and odor nuisance associated with game fowl farming, and combat the crime of cockfighting in Ventura County
- Task Force on Mental Health & Safety created to protect public safety and provide mental health care options to prevent mass shootings
- The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved moving forward with the Growing Works job training and jobs program for people with mental illness at a soon-to-be-built drought tolerant plant nursery
Ventura County Public Works Agency has demonstrated that hawks and owls are more effective than poisons for controlling rodent damage to critical levee facilities which protect life and property from flood damage. Boy Scouts Troop 820 helped install handcrafted owl boxes at Conejo Mountain Basin in Newbury Park.
Ventura County’s 2017 Senior Summit – Don’t be a Dinosaur in a Tech Savvy World at CSUCI brought together close to 300 senior citizens who enjoyed learning about technology for independent living, social media, artificial intelligence, hospital automation, home automation, health portals, and health gadgets.
To read more about the Senior Summit, click here: http://citizensjournal.us/ventura-county-senior-summit-2017/
2018 Thousand Oaks Senior of the Year – Nancy Healey
Passport Services at the Thousand Oaks Library!
Get a Passport Close to Home
You can make an appointment with the Thousand Oaks Library for its passport services conveniently located at the circulation desk inside the Children’s Library entrance. Designated passport staff will process applications for new passports by appointment and submit materials to the State Department. This is going to be the only passport service between Malibu and Oxnard, and we’re excited to be filling a local need and bringing folks to our amazing Library.
Just visit www.tolibrary.org/passport for all the information.
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- Fire History-District 2
- More information about the County’s Graffiti Abatement Program
- Multi-Year Pavement Plan (2018-2022)
- Application for Appointment to County Boards, Commissions and Committees
- Symposium on Alternatives to Anticoagulant Rodenticides
- Senior Summit 2017