2011 CALABASAS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL ON
OCTOBER 15 & 16
2011 Calabasas Pumpkin
presented by the City of Calabasas and the Calabasas
Chamber of Commerce, takes place over two days on
Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, 2011
from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. at
Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas.
Tickets are only $5 per person and the entry price
includes access to all inflatable rides and games.
Children under 2 years of age are admitted for
free! Exit the 101 Freeway at Lost Hills Road and
follow the signs to the free
parking and shuttles and the festival entrance.
The Pumpkin Festival will also feature a fun zone
for kids, a classic car show,
a live music stage,
a business district
and nature shows featuring live
reptiles! Delicious food and beverages will also be
available including a number of pumpkin-themed
foods. Plenty of additional information is
available on the official Calabasas Pumpkin Festival
ON-SITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS
PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON OCTOBER 4
The City of Calabasas is
workshop entitled “A
Community Conversation on Wastewater Treatment” to
discuss On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) and revisions to the City’s OWTS
ordinance on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, from 6:00p.m. to
9:00p.m. The workshop will take place inside Founders
Hall at the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way in
Calabasas. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit
input from the public regarding the City’s existing
program and ordinance. A light dinner for participants
will be served promptly at 6:00p.m.
The meeting will be facilitated by Pete Peterson,
Executive Director, and Ed Everett, Senior Fellow, of
Davenport Institute for Public
Engagement and Civic Leadership. Following the workshop,
the Davenport Institute will be preparing a report and
making a presentation to the City Council regarding the
results of the meeting.
The OWTS public workshop is open to the public. For
more information, please contact Senior Planner Geoff
Starns at (818) 224-1600.
MURAL DESIGNS FOR THE CHILDREN'S LIBRARY
August 2011, the Calabasas City Council approved a
concept for the proposed painting of a mural in the
Children's Reading Room in the Library. The City Council
directed the Library Commission to select an artist and
design for City Council approval.
A special committee
has narrowed mural design options down to five artists
who submitted proposals. The artist renderings are
public review on the Calabasas website.
Residents of Calabasas have a chance to review the works
and fill out comment cards at the reference desk of the
Library. There will be a background and informational
meeting on choosing final mural choices on Sunday,
October 2, 2011 at 1:00p.m. in the Children’s Reading
Room. The Library Commission will also be addressing
the Mural issue at their meeting on October 17, 2011 at
6:30p.m. in Council Chambers.
FREE SEASONAL FLU SHOTS FOR CALABASAS
RESIDENTS ON OCTOBER 30
5th annual Calabasas Drive-Thru Flu Clinic
will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2011 from
8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. at
Wright Middle School,
4029 Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas.
Free seasonal flu shots will be offered on a first come,
first served basis, to Calabasas residents only.
Residents of other communities can find
clinics in their area on the internet.
Flu shots will be administered by
the largest provider of travel medical/immunization
services in the United States. All
Calabasas residents receiving flu shots must arrive and
receive their shot in their automobile. The minimum age
to receive a flu shot at the clinic is 6 months.
Due to the unique nature of this clinic, no walk-in
participants can be accommodated. Also, no pets can be
allowed on-site for the clinic. Participants are urged
to wear short sleeves to help facilitate the
drive-through process. Cars may begin to line up for
shots no earlier than 7:30a.m.
CALABASAS HELPS MRT PROTECT 120 ACRES
OF OPEN SPACE
Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) has protected
120 acres of open space between Mulholland Highway
and the Calabasas Peak that surrounds the popular
Secret Trail and ascends to the Calabasas Motorway.
The Secret Trail is a 1.59 mile critical segment of
the 17-mile Calabasas/Cold Creek Trail that
traverses the Santa Monica Mountain range. The trail
is a biologically rich area that passes through
grassland, chaparral, oak woodland, willow riparian,
scrub oak woodlands and geologic volcanic rock
Preserving existing trails and natural areas in the
Santa Monica Mountains has been a high priority on
acquisition lists for the Calabasas, Los Angeles
County Department of Parks and Recreation, Mountains
Restoration Trust, the Third Supervisorial District
of Los Angeles County as well as the immediate
communities surrounding the area. MRT raised
$750,000 to purchase the property. The City of
Calabasas donated $50,000 toward the purchase.
MRT has transferred the property with free and clear
title to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation
Authority. For more information contact Debbie
Bruschaber or Jo Kitz, at Mountains
Restoration Trust, (818) 591-1701.
REPORT ILLEGAL TRAILER-MOUNTED SIGNS
TO THE CITY
mounted signs or trailer-mounted billboard signs
with commercial advertisements placed in the
public-right-of-way or off-site are illegal within
the City of Calabasas. The Community Development
Department is asking that residents help the City in
removing the signs from Calabasas streets.
Residents who spot an illegal vehicle-mounted or
trailer-mounted sign should alert the City by
calling (818) 224-1600. City Officials will then
work to promptly remove the illegal signs.
Anyone with concerns or questions regarding sign
laws in the City may visit the
Calabasas Municipal Code online for guidance or
contact City Hall at (818) 224-1600.
SAVVY SENIORS RECREATION CLASSES BEGIN
City of Calabasas is launching a new series of recreation
classes this fall that are solely for senior citizens.
Calabasas held a special Savvy Seniors Kick-off Rally in
September to promote the new programs and get more ideas for
the upcoming winter session. The City’s Recreation
Department received many great ideas for future programming
and staff is excited to begin the planning process for these
In the meantime, Calabasas senior citizens are encouraged to
join the Savvy Senior Mailing list in order to receive
information for the upcoming season. Please contact
Kimberly Colp at (818) 880-6461 to be added to the mailing
list or with any questions about the upcoming Savvy Seniors
CALABASAS CLASSIC 5K/10K REGISTRATION
for the 2011
Calabasas Classic 5k/10k Runs
is up and running. The 8th Annual Calabasas Classic
will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2011 in Calabasas
on a scenic course that is certified and sanctioned by
USATF. The event will feature a 5k run that begins at
8:00a.m., a 10k run that begins at 9:00a.m. and the
Family Fun Run that starts at 10:30a.m. All
participants will receive a personalized race bib and commemorative medal. The
Calabasas Classic also features an official
Expo with a number of local businesses and health
For more information about the Calabasas Classic, please
THERAPY DOG READING PROGRAM
RETURNS TO THE CALABASAS LIBRARY
a new and emerging reader from grades K-3 to the
Calabasas Library on Saturday, October 1, 2011
to share in the unique reading program featuring
some very special dogs. Each participating child
will have 15 minutes to read to a therapy dog. The
dogs, each trained through the non-profit
Paws 4 Healing, will sit (or lie!) and listen
while your child experiences the joy of reading
aloud. The program is from 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m and
reservations will be accepted beginning at 10:30a.m.
in the library. The Calabasas Library is located at
200 Civic Center Way in Calabasas
For more information call, please call Jill Nevins,
Children’s Library assistant, at (818) 225-7616,
LUNCHTIME WORKSHOP "A LOOK AT
MUSCULAR TENSION" ON OCTOBER 27
Calabasas Library will be hosting a lunchtime
“A Look at Muscular Tension” on Thursday,
October 27, 2011 at 12:00p.m. The workshop will
help participants understand how the Alexander
Technique can transform stress and tension into ease
Under the direction of presented Shulamit Sendowski,
M.AmSAT, those attending will have the opportunity
to discuss, listen and experiment with various
movements to relive tension. Participants are
encouraged to dress in comfortable clothes. For
more information, please call the library at (818)
Fall Recreation brochure has been mailed to
all Calabasas residents.
The brochure features detailed information about adult and
youth classes, senior citizen programs, community news and
information, sports activities and much more. Please
look for Enrichment classes and other after school programs
in the Recreation Brochure.
Fall Calabasas Recreation Brochure is also available
additional paper copies are available at
Agoura/Calabasas Community Center and the
Tennis & Swim Center.
Classes run until December 2011.
For more information about Calabasas recreation
opportunities or for help with class registration, please
at (818) 880-6461.
RESIDENTS INVITED TO FREE "MAP
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD" CLASS
Calabasas Department of Public Safety and
Emergency Preparedness invites all Calabasas
residents to attend a “Map Your Neighborhood”
Train-the-Facilitator class on Thursday, October
13, 2011 from 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. at Founders
Hall in the Calabasas Library (200 Civic Center
Way in Calabasas). Map
Your Neighborhood is a program designed to
help neighborhoods prepare for disasters.
The purpose of the class is to prepare
neighborhoods for emergencies and disaster
situations which can save lives, reduce the
severity of injuries and trauma, and reduce
Participants will learn how to share information
with their neighbors regarding the nine steps to
take immediately following a disaster, identify
neighborhood skills and equipment inventory, and
create a neighborhood map & contact list. In
addition, working together as a team and
contributing as an individual develops stronger
communities and improves the quality of life in
The class is free and participants are
encouraged to RSVP by contacting Debbie Larson
at (818) 224-1620.
Map Your Neighborhood
was developed by LuAn K Johnson, PhD, Public
Education Manager, Washington State Emergency
For more information on
this program, please visit
FREE BULKY ITEM PICK-UP FOR
Saturday, October 22, 2011, there will be a free
bulky item pick-up by
Waste Management for Calabasas residents
ONLY. Furniture, mattresses, carpet,
refrigerators and other appliances can be picked
up by appointment only.
Appointments must be made by noon on
Friday, October 21, 2011 with Waste Management
by calling (800) 675-1171. For more information
about the bulky item pick-up, please contact the
Calabasas Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator
at (818) 224-1600.
2011 ENVIRONMENTAL COLORING
Calabasas Environmental Commission is
hosting an environmentally themed drawing
contest open to students in elementary and
middle schools. The contest is titled "the
Benefits of Green Waste Recycling” and
encourages students to submit hand-created
drawings. Drawings must be done on 8½” x 11”
format in landscape orientation. Contest
submissions are due to the City of Calabasas,
Environmental Services by Friday, October 28,
2011. Calabasas City Hall is located at 100
Civic Center Way, Calabasas, CA 91302.
Fourteen winners will be chosen by the
Environmental Commission based on the
creativity and theme of their illustration. The
winning drawings will be printed in the 2012
City of Calabasas Community Recycling Awareness
calendar. The first place drawing will be
printed on the cover of the calendar and each
winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate.
For more information, please contact Calabasas
Department of Environmental Services at
COLLEGE WORKSHOP AT THE LIBRARY ON OCTOBER
teens who are planning to go to college and
their parents should attend a free event at
Calabasas Library with Stephen Burleigh
College Pathways. The event takes place
on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 1:00p.m.
and will help future college students with
tips and brainstorming ideas for college
essay topics. The information is tailored
for college bound 11th and 12th graders.
Interested 10th graders are also welcome to
attend. Stephen will also cover a admission
basics of the California University system.
There will be a question and answer period
after the main presentation. The event is
free and refreshments will be served.
Stephen Burleigh has published a DVD titled
Admission Zen: The Stress Free Path to
Getting into College. For more information
about the college preparation event, please
call (818) 225-7616.
HAM RADIO LICENSE STUDY
SESSION ON OCTOBER 9
Calabasas and the
Lost Hills Disaster Communications Service
invite the public to attend an Amateur Ham Radio Study and Exam Session for
an Entry Level FCC License. A
one-day session will take place on October
9, 2011. The session will take place at the
Lost Hills Sheriff's Station from
9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. There is a $30.00
class fee that includes class expenses and a
hot lunch. Please note that registration is
required and walk-ins will not be accepted.
There will be two free follow-up classes
from 7:00p.m. to 9:30p.m. on two Wednesdays
following the exam with information on which
ham radio to buy and how to program a radio
and get it on air (October 12 and 19). Participants
register for classes online or by
sending a check to Norm Goodkin, 22287
Mulholland Drive #162, Calabasas, CA 91302.
Please include the name of the participant,
the class date, an email address and a phone
number with the registration. For more
information, please contact
Norm Goodkin at (818) 222-7893 or
Debbie Larson at (818) 224-1620.
PEER COUNSELING PROGRAM AT THE
Peer Counseling Program for 9th through 12th
grades is available in the Young Adult area of the
Calabasas Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the
Calabasas Library beginning October 4, 2011. High
school students can drop in between the hours of
3:30pm to 5:30pm to get help on math, English, or
the latest school project.
The library is located at
200 Civic Center Way in
Peer Counseling is sponsored by the Calabasas
Library and the National Honor Society of Calabasas
High School. For more information about the
Study Buddies or Peer Counseling programs, please
contact the library at (818) 225-7616.
THE CALABASAS HISTORIC PLACE OF THE MONTH
well do you know the city you live in? The
City of Calabasas Planning Division invites
residents to take part in a monthly game to guess
the historic Calabasas landmark depicted as the
Calabasas Historic Place of the Month. Each
month, a new photo will be posted on the Calabasas
website depicting just a small portion of the
Historic Place of the Month.
Using only the image
given and their knowledge of the City, residents are
encouraged to submit their guesses via email. At the
end of the month, an answer will be posted
online detailing what is shown in the image and the
historical importance of the location. Each month,
another new image will be posted which highlights
the diverse and largely unknown history of the
Calabasas area. The
September Historic Place of
the Month was the Benson Residence. The first
correct guess was sent in by Terry Robbins. Who will be
the first to guess the October Historic Place of
Email your guess today!
The City of Calabasas organizes
two free monthly electronic waste collection events.
On the first Saturday of the month (Saturday,
October 1, 2011), an electronic waste collection will
take place at the
Albertson’s parking lot, 26521 Agoura Road (at Las Virgenes Road)
in Calabasas from 10:00a.m to 3:00p.m. A second
monthly electronic waste event will take place on the
3rd Saturday of the month (October 15, 2011) in the Vons
Shopping Center parking lot at 23381 Mulholland Drive in
Woodland Hills from 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
Acceptable items include but are not limited to CD
players, laptops and personal computers, microwave
ovens, printers, radios, stereos, telephones, and VCR’s.
For more information, please contact the City of
Calabasas Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator at (818)
The City of Calabasas
holds bi-monthly collections for paint and used oil.
On Saturday, November 12, 2011 there will
be a free water based paint and used oil collection
event at Calabasas City Hall located at 100/200 Civic
Center Way (map)
adjacent to the Commons from 10:00a.m to 2:00p.m. For
more information, please contact the City of Calabasas
Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator at (818) 224-1600.
2ND ANNUAL PET MEMORIAL DAY AND BLESSING
OF THE ANIMALS ON OCTOBER 2
Warren Eckstein, in
conjunction with his nonprofit
Hugs & Kisses
Animal Fund, will be hosting the second annual
Pet Memorial Day and Blessing of the Animals on Sunday,
October 2, 2011 from 12:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. at The
Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park,
6068 Old Scandia Lane in Calabasas.
The ceremony will honor living pets as well as those who
have passed on. Participants are encouraged to bring their
well-behaved leashed pets, as well as collars, toys or
pictures of their deceased loved ones. There
will be food, entertainment, celebrity pet psychic, magic,
pet adoptions and more.
The Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park is one of the oldest and
largest pet cemeteries in the United States. Founded and
dedicated September 4, 1928, the Park was legally dedicated
as a pet cemetery in perpetuity in 1986 as S.O.P.H.I.E.
(Save Our Pets’ History In Eternity). S.O.P.H.I.E., Inc. is
a nonprofit organization that solely exists for pets and
their families. The
Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park is the safe and final resting
place for over 40,000 pets. CTV, the Calabasas Channel,
produced an episode of Calabasas, A Living History which
profiled the park and may be
viewed online. A walk around the grounds
will discover the gravesites of some very famous pets and
celebrity owners as well. For more information, please visit
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