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Teaming Up With Terror

Acorn reporter Becca Whitnall waits in full costume for people to scare as she plays a role in the Reign of Terror haunted house at the Janss Marketplace. Whitnall took on the job to find out what makes the annual Reign of Terror so popular! The haunted house runs through Sat., Nov. 1 and proceeds benefit the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, Young Artists Ensemble and Conejo Theatre for Everyone.

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Volunteers at Goebel Center make stuffed animals to comfort children

Leaning over tables covered in mounds of white filling and colorful cloth, yarn and markers, volunteers at the Goebel Adult Community Center spend hours every week painstakingly creating one-of-a-kind toys and blankets that will be sent to underserved and sick children, young accident and natural disaster victims and orphans locally and around the world.

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BID Seeks to Limit Quimby fees

A long-running source of revenue for the Conejo Recreation and Park District, Quimby fees, which are paid by developers in exchange for permission to build homes, are being called into question by members of the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Improvement District.

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Turf Replacement Helps Reduce Water Consumption

We are making a difference during this historical drought by replacing nonessential portions of parks—areas other than playing fields and high use grassy areas—with wood chips and drought-tolerant plants. Read more about incentive programs in our area! 

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Environmental analysis of proposed park available

The last giant swath of unused land in the city's boundaries, a 145-acre site in the Lang Ranch area of Thousand Oaks, could become a haven for runners, mountain bikers, model plane fliers and disc golf enthusiasts.

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CRPD Gives Grants to Local Sports Groups

The Conejo Recreation and Park District is teaming up with local sports and community organizations to improve park properties. As it has for the last five years, the district is granting capital improvement funds to groups that use the parks and are willing to help make changes.

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CRPD moving ahead with Rancho Potrero additions

Long-held plans to improve public access to the picturesque Rancho Potrero open space in Newbury Park are moving ahead. 

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Future park space renamed in honor of Conejo's native peoples

What has until recently been called Lang Ranch Community Park has been designed and redesigned. The new name, Sapwi Trails Community Park, was chosen to reflect both the history of the area and likely use of the land.

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Our Water Situation is Serious

Last year was the driest year on record for our area and the Governor has declared a drought emergency throughout California. Southern California water agencies served by the Metropolitan Water District reportedly have enough water stored to get us through another year. But what if there is below average rainfall over the next twelve months?

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CRPD Opens Permanent Pickleball Courts

The first dedicated pickleball courts in the Conejo Valley are now open at Del Prado Playfields in Newbury Park. The paddleball sport, described as a more sedate version of tennis, is played on a court about one-third the size of a tennis court and with a lower net.

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