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Did You Know… ? The Scary Dairy

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Did you know… that the Camarillo State Mental Hospital also housed a working dairy? It came to be known as the Scary Dairy. Get all the spooky details here.

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Today is National Beer Day. Let’s Celebrate.

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In celebration of the day in 1933 when the prohibition on beer was lifted, we look at how a small California brewery started the craft-brewed beer revolution. And list our 10 favorite local breweries.

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What’s All the Buzz About Honey Bees?

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Every third bite of food we take was likely pollinated by a honey bee. But there’s been a massive reduction in the honey bee population. We can help save them.

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Harvest Recipe for March: Cast-Iron Carrots with Curry

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Totally Local VC's new monthly Harvest Recipe Series continues! This month's local and in-season recipe spotlight is on Carrots.

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Harvest Recipe for February: Roasted Beets with Feta

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Our new Harvest Recipe of the Month series starts today! First up: Beets. This colorful dish is easy to make with veggies from our local farmers’ market.

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Did You Know… ? #024 Wildwood Park

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Did you know… that many Hollywood movies were filmed at Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks from the 1930s through the 1960s? Learn more about the history of this beautiful park.

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Dinner at the… 2016 Dinner Series

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Tickets for the 2016 Dinner at the... Dinner Series are now available. And we've got a special deal for you if you purchase tickets for the first two dinners now.

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Crap Happens! Dog Poo and You.

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Americans love their dogs. But picking up after them? Not so much. What we do with all that doggie doo speaks volumes about us as dog owners. We examine the facts about dog poop and our environment.

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Señor El Niño: The Great Wet Hope

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A significant El Niño is forecast to douse us with heavy rain this winter. Exactly what is an El Niño? How should we prepare for it? And what about the drought?

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Pumpkins, Jack-O’-Lanterns and Halloween. Oh My!

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It's fall! Pumpkins. Halloween. Pumpkins. Harvest. Did we say pumpkins? More on the history and traditions surrounding... PUMPKINS! Plus, a list of local pumpkin patches.

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