TRAFFIC ALERT – Ojai Valley Sanitary District (OVSD) Emergency Pipeline Repair Project

TRAFFIC ALERT: Ojai Valley Sanitary District (OVSD) emergency pipeline repair project is underway and anticipated to finish late April 2023. Creek Road between Creek Lane and Encino Drive will be closed to through traffic from 7:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Saturday. Please utilize the road detour situated by the contractor. Any questions regarding the emergency…

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America Recycles Day highlights economic benefits of recycling

November 17, 2022 “Dance like no one is watching,” wrote Susanna Clark and Richard Leigh in 1987. Now, “Recycle like everyone is watching” is one of the slogans Keep America Beautiful uses to promote America Recycles Day, which was on Nov. 15. Keep America Beautiful, a nonprofit organization supported mainly by major corporations and public…

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Eco-tip: Drive Electric Week tries to electrify public for wider adoption

By David Goldstein Special to Ventura County Star Sept.17,2022 Skeptics ask: “How are we going to charge 35 million electric vehicles in California with an electric grid that can barely support air conditioning?” Kent Bullard, field representative for the Electric Vehicle Advocates of Ventura County, hopes to share answers at upcoming events celebrating National Drive…

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VCPWA Announces Road Closure Due to Bradley Road Bridge Replacement

Full Road Closure on Bradley Road beginning September 6th, 2022 until March 31st, 2023. The Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) announces the replacement of the Bradley Road Bridge, beginning August 26th, 2022 until March 31st, 2023. The old bridge, built in 1930 will be replaced to bring the structure up to the current safety…

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Eco-tip: Coastal Cleanup Day will tidy Ventura County beaches and waterways

By David Goldstein On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Day will bring trash-gathering volunteers to more than 20 sites as part of the 38th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 17. The local effort targets beaches as well as inland sites from Fillmore to Simi Valley. Last year in…

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EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | COMMUNITY CLEAN UP HAS COME A LONG WAY

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | COMMUNITY CLEAN UP HAS COME A LONG WAY by David Goldstein Until the 1950s, disposing waste was often a community affair in Ventura County. Neighbors hauled each other’s discards, caravanned or met up at local dumps, sometimes returning home with more material scavenged than disposed. Some of these sites, such…

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EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | EARTH DAY “INVEST” THEME FOCUSES ON ELECTRIC TRANSPORT

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT | EARTH DAY “INVEST” THEME FOCUSES ON ELECTRIC TRANSPORT by David Goldstein The theme of 2022 Earth Day is “invest in our planet,” according to EarthDay.org, an international organizing coalition. Locally led by the Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance, electric vehicles will be a particular focus of the “investment” theme. “It…

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ECO-TIP: STUDENTS CAN DIG INTO PUBLIC WORKS WEEK WITH TONS OF ONLINE MATERIAL

Eco-tip: Students can dig into Public Works Week with tons of online material by David Goldstein, PWA – IWMD Special to Ventura County Star This week is Public Works Week, and the American Public Works Association’s 2021 theme, “Stronger Together,” fits well with the way local educators are working. Despite the pandemic, they are collaborating…