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Did You Know… ? Earth Day

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Did you know… that Earth Day was first celebrated in the United States on April 22, 1970? Learn more and check out our great list of local Earth Day events.

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Did You Know… ? National Volunteer Week

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Did you know… that National Volunteer Week is celebrated the third week of April every year? We would like to say a big “thank you” to all of our Totally Local VC volunteers.

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Did You Know… ? Christmas Trees

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Did you know… that the first decorated Christmas Tree was in Riga, Latvia in 1510? We prepared a great list of LOCAL CHRISTMAS TREE LOTS to go along with a brief history of the Christmas tree.

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Did You Know… ? National Happy Hour Day

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Did you know… that “Happy Hour” began as an event in the military? It is believed that the term comes from events organized for the US Navy in 1913. Here’s the whole story.

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Did You Know… ? California Pumpkins

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Did you know… that California ranks second in production of pumpkins in the US? Learn more and also check out our list of local pumpkin patches.

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Did You Know… ? Jungleland USA

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Did you know… that Jungleland USA was located on the current site of The Thousand Oaks City Hall/Civic Arts Plaza? Louis Goebel opened his animal park in 1926 as a support facility for Hollywood. Here’s the whole story.

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Did You Know… ? Hidden Valley Ranch

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Did you know… that Ranch Dressing was developed on a local ranch? Learn more about what happened at the Hidden Valley Ranch.

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Did You Know… ? Ortega Adobe

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Did you know… that the Ortega Chili Company got started in Ventura? You can visit the original Ortega Adobe on Main Street downtown. Learn all about it.

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