Category Archives: Budget and Spending

Conservancy grant enough to complete Sapwi Trails in Thousand Oaks

CRPD project to receive $1.67M Source of this article, the Thousand Oaks Acorn, June 29, 2017 The only community park in Thousand Oaks’ master plan that remains undeveloped is one step closer to breaking ground. The advisory committee for the … Continue reading

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Thousand Oaks council votes to shoulder cost of community park

Work on Sapwi Trails to start soon Source of this article, the Thousand Oaks Acorn, April 20, 2017 The City of Thousand Oaks is making good on a decade-old promise to help pay for a community park in the Lang … Continue reading

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Family donates 82 acres to Thousand Oaks open space agency

The city’s ring of protected open space is one big step closer to being complete. Source of this article: the Thousand Oaks Acorn, February 23, 2017 Earlier this month, the board of the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency voted to … Continue reading

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To help cougars cross busy 101 Freeway, Annenberg Foundation promises to match donations for bridge

A push to raise funds for a wildlife overpass Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, October 20, 2016 Building a cougar crossing over one of Southern California’s busiest freeways will cost tens of millions of dollars — funding … Continue reading

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A brief history of the Backbone Trail

The Backbone Trail, a 67-mile route among the sycamore canyons and sandstone peaks of the Santa Monica Mountains, was a dream in the 1960s. Today it is a reality. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2016 … Continue reading

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Why a Malibu cave made famous by a Jim Morrison rumor is closing

Corral Canyon Cave, long a hikers’ destination, is shut after Jim Morrison fans show their love with graffiti Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, May 6, 2016 Lindsey Templeton hiked down the dirt trail, through the thicket of … Continue reading

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NPS to give Arlington Memorial Bridge a crucial but temporary fix

Repairs scheduled to start soon will keep an iconic D.C. span open for five more years Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, March 6, 2016 The National Park Service is preparing to patch up the Arlington Memorial Bridge … Continue reading

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A Cast of Characters: The Creation of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Source of this article: KCET.org, June 25, 2015 The public is so often chastised for not really hanging in to achieve action on a particular cause. This reaffirms the need for really hanging in. All those people who worked — … Continue reading

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Panel urges state parks reform

Attracting more ethnically diverse, younger users is a key element of two-year turnaround plan. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Time, January 30, 2015 When visitors arrive at a state-run park these days, they may find disrepair after years … Continue reading

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New funding allows construction to begin on wildlife corridor

Improved Liberty Canyon underpass will help cougar survival Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, December 4, 2014 The big cats living in the local mountains will have more room to roam now that the initial funding for a … Continue reading

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