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CA Controller Reports State Revenues Surpass Projections for August

CA Controller Reports State Revenues Surpass Projections for August

SACRAMENTO — For the month of August, California took in more revenue than estimated in the budget enacted at the end of June, State Controller Betty T. Yee reported today.  Total revenues of $9.98 billion for August were higher than anticipated in the budget by $1.14 billion, or 12.9 percent. For the first two months […]

Keep Garden Hydrated During August Heat

Keep Garden Hydrated During August Heat

Oxnard, Calif.—On average, August is the hottest month of the year in most areas of California. It’s also when vegetable and flower plants are producing at their peak. Plan your watering schedule carefully so plants can still thrive no matter how hot the weather, says Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of earth-friendly compost products made from […]

August Garden Notes

August Garden Notes

Prepare: Clean out and trim native brush, cool-season ornamental grass (2/3 height), trees, vines, and water sprouts from deciduous fruit Lightly prune roses, fuchsias, and wisteria. Prune and train Stop pinching chrysanthemums, and propagate and cleanup Cut bloom stalks from yellow fortnight lilies; remove seedpod from white fortnight Remove dead and dying foliage from date […]

August Performances at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

August Performances at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

  Featured Performances in August Colbie Caillat is a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter who has sold over six million albums and ten million singles worldwide. Her breakthrough hit “Bubbly” remains “one of the best-selling digital tracks in history” and her multi-platinum debut COCO hit #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, while her gold-selling sophomore set Breakthrough landed […]

Keep Southern California Gardens Well Watered in August

Keep Southern California Gardens Well Watered in August

August is the hottest month of the year in southern California so it’s important to keep vegetables, flowers and trees well watered especially as they continue to flower and produce, says Agromin, an Oxnard-based manufacturer of earth-friendly compost products made from organic material collected from more than 50 California cities including those in Ventura County. […]

NASA needs your help during the August eclipse

NASA needs your help during the August eclipse

Don’t worry, it’s not rocket science. Solar Eclipse NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured a solar eclipse. NASA On August 21, a shadow will fall across North America—and we can’t wait. Towns along the eclipse path of totality are eagerly making plans to accommodate the thousands of visitors expected to trek out for the celestial […]

Thousand Oaks reduces water usage by 30% in August

Thousand Oaks reduces water usage by 30% in August

Those hot August nights, and days, didn’t deter the residents of Thousand Oaks from reducing their water usage by 30%.  The City is served by three water purveyors, The City of Thousand Oaks, Cal American and Cal Water.  The 30% figure was arrived by averaging the savings recorded by each of them: City 31%, Cal-Am […]