LVMWD begins ‘Mow No Mow’ turf removal rebate program

Just in time for summer, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is rolling out a new front yard turf removal and landscape runoff elimination program that will provide a maximum incentive of up to $2,500 to qualifying participants. Called “Mow No Mow,” the new water-saving incentives are available to single-family homeowners in the LVMWD service area who pre-apply in order to […]

On the Trail

T.O. residents host feathered guests A compelling concern for the welfare and preservation of indigenous flora and fauna—birds in particular—spurred Bonnie Clarfield-Bylin and her husband, Stephen Bylin, to declare “out with the standard lawn, ivy, Brazilian pepper, eucalyptus, etc.” and “in with the natives!” when they purchased their home near Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks in 1996. A red-tailed hawk […]

Recipe contest seeks the sweetest treats

The grand prize is a four-night Carnival Cruise vacation getaway

The 2012 California Strawberry “Berry Blast Off” recipe contest is taking submissions for the tastiest nonbaking strawberry dish. The two finalists will compete for the grand prize before judges and festivalgoers on Sat., May 19 in the Strawberry Promenade, Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. Anyone who submits an entry will receive a complimentary ticket to […]

Young actors to discuss their work

Young actors Jesse Plemons and Yvonne Zima will speak at the “Conversations With . . .” event at 7 p.m. Wed., April 25 in Preus- Brandt Forum, on the California Lutheran campus in Thousand Oaks. Actor, writer and director Markus Flanagan, who teaches at CLU, will moderate an informal one-hour discussion on the craft of acting followed by a questionand […]