REORGANIZATION OF THE CALABASAS CITY COUNCIL
City of Calabasas held their annual
City Council Reorganization on Wednesday, March 28,
2012, at which
Mary Sue Maurer was appointed by her City Council
colleagues as the next Mayor and
Fred Gaines was appointed as the next Mayor Pro Tem. The
Mayor is selected for a one year term and serves as the
official representative of the City for all legislative and
ceremonial purposes as well as presiding at City Council
meetings and executing legal instruments and documents.
Mayor Maurer was elected to the Calabasas City Council in
2005, served a prior term as Mayor in 2008, and was
re-elected to another four-year term as a councilmember in
2009. Mayor Pro Tem Gaines was elected to the Calabasas City
Council in 2011.
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION/GREEN EXPO
the City of Calabasas
Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 14, 2012 for an
afternoon of fun! The event will take place from 2:00 p.m.
to 5:00 p.m. at Las Virgenes Creek on Agoura Road (map).
The celebration will feature educational booths,
informational speakers, eco-friendly games and activities,
live animal show and entertainment.
City of Calabasas invites public agencies, non-profit
organization and private companies that provide green
services or products to participate in this event. Each
exhibitor will be provided with one 6-foot long table to set
up educational and promotional materials. Participants'
logos will be added to the Earth Day/Green Expo flyer. A
large turnout of Calabasas residents are expected for this
event; more than 2,200 people visited the 2011 Earth Day
Celebration/Green Expo. This is a great opportunity to
educate the public on benefits of being “green”, on
sustainability, energy conservation, and ways they can help
the environment. Exhibitor Applications are due by April 6,
2012. For more information, please contact Alex Farassati at
(818) 224-1680 or at
OPENING FOR ALTERNATE MEMBER ON CALABASAS ARCHITECTURAL
City of Calabasas is seeking qualified applicants to
fill an alternate position on the
Architectural Review Panel. The panel is composed of a
volunteer group of design, construction and real estate
professionals who make advisory recommendations to the
commission and the city council in all matters pertaining to
site plan reviews, as well as evaluate architectural designs
of buildings and other structures, landscape plans and other
site features. The alternate member attends and participates
in meetings of, and deliberates on matters before, the
architectural review panel, as necessary to fill in for any
absent member. Applicants must be persons who, as a result
of their training, experience and attainments, are qualified
to analyze and interpret architectural and site planning
information, including, but not limited to, licensed
landscape architects, urban planners, engineers and
builders/developers. Applicants must reside in or near the
city of Calabasas or conduct business in the city at the
time of appointment and during their respective terms of
office. Those interested should call (818) 224-1600, visit
www.cityofcalabasas.com, or contact the
at the City of Calabasas Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Way,
FREE BULKY ITEM PICK-UP
On Saturday, April 21, 2012 there
will be a free bulky item pick-up by
Waste Management, Inc.
for City of Calabasas residents ONLY. Furniture, mattresses,
carpet, refrigerators and other appliances can be picked up
by appointment only. Unaccepted items include tires,
electronic waste, yard waste, construction material and
debris, chemicals and any kind of hazardous waste.
Appointments must be made by noon on Friday, April 20, 2012
with Waste Management by calling (800) 675-1171.
Park, located at 3655 Old Topanga Canyon Road in Calabasas,
is open to the public. The public use hours are Monday
through Friday from 5:30 p.m. to dark, and Saturday and
Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
for a complete list of Calabasas parks and facilities.
LIBRARY EVENTS IN APRIL
Spring into the
Calabasas Library this month for fun and learning! Keep in mind, that
while the Library will be closed from April 9-13 for staff
training, there are still plenty of opportunities to get
returns on April 5 and 19 during the noon hour. Be sure to
wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat or towel, some water,
and join Instructor Deanne Wenger, RYT for a great class! No
experience is necessary and all are welcome.
If you have an
emerging reader in grades K-3, you won't want to miss the
Reading to the Dogs program on Saturday, April 7 from 11:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This program allows children to read to
therapy dogs that are trained through Paws 4 Healing.
Children will get to experience the joy of reading aloud!
If you are a fan of all kinds of
films, drop by the
Film Fanatics Club on Wednesday, April 18
at 6:00 p.m. This month features a classic movie starring
Fred Astaire and Judy Garland.
Explore Calabasas History, will be focusing on the
Leonis Ad obe and Calabasas History. Join the group for this
discussion on Thursday, April 26 at noon.
If you are interested in joining a book
club, the Calabasas Library is the place to be! There are
three separate clubs, geared for different age groups.
Adults can participate in the
2nd Thursday Book Club, The
Dog Eared Book Club is specifically for 5th-7th graders,
and children in the 3rd and 4th grades can enjoy the
Book Worm Book Club. For meeting schedules, book
selections and details, please visit the
Library Calendar page.
RATTLESNAKE AVOIDANCE TRAINING FOR DOGS
Do you and your pet enjoy hiking?
Do you live in a rural area or near a canyon? These
areas are also home to poisonous snakes that bite about
15,000 dogs each year and can attack the year round in
southern California. Bites can be fatal and treatment
can cost thousands of dollars. By completing a 20 minute
(average time it takes) one-on-one training session,
your dog could be saved from unnecessary suffering.
MRT’s training clinics are
conducted in a safe, humane, controlled environment
ensuring the safety of your dog, as well as the safety
of the rattlesnakes. The training process is repeated
several times to assure that your dog will understand
the sight, smell and sound of a rattlesnake (they have a
distinctive odor that dogs can discern from other
snakes). Each dog is trained individually, so
reservations are required. Clinics will be held April 14
and 15, with appointment times from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. To register, visit
call (818) 591-1701 ext 2.
HAM RADIO LICENSE STUDY SESSIONS
Calabasas and the
Lost Hills Disaster Communications Service
invite the public to attend a one-day Amateur
Ham Radio Study and Exam Session for an Entry
Level FCC License. The one-day sessions
will take place April 15, July 15, and October
21. Each session will take place at the
Lost Hills Sheriff's Station from 9:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.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 7:00 p.m. to
9:30 p.m. on dates after each exam offering
information on which ham radio to buy and how to
program a radio and get it on air.
Participants can now
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.
SENIOR CITIZEN NATURE
are invited to join
a field trip to the Malibu Wetlands on April 17,
2012 and discover the importance of wetlands and
why they are vital to our ecological health.
Experience the abundance of birds that stop for
rest during their migration or live in these
areas year-round. Plan to walk along the beach
and enjoy watching the ocean and sea life. Wear
sturdy shoes and bring water, lunch or a snack.
On April 24, 2012, visit
the Cold Creek Valley Preserve.
pristine creek, beneath oaks and other
streamside trees, take a stroll by shrubs,
plants and flowers as the birds chatter around
and the stream sings it’s soothing chorus. Come
enjoy the lovely serenity of this very special
place. There will be a 10 minute shuttle ride to
Cold Creek Valley Preserve followed by a short
drive to the top of the ridge for a spectacular
view of the preserve and the mountains beyond.
call Susan Haugland at 818-591-1701 ext. 212 for
additional information. Reservations are
required for both field trips and can be made
online through the
Calabasas Community Services
The fee is $13.50 per class. Meet at the
Calabasas City Hall.
City of Calabasas organizes
two free monthly electronic waste collection events.
On the first Saturday of the month (April 7,
2012), an electronic waste collection will take place at
Albertson’s parking lot, 26521 Agoura Road (at Las
in Calabasas from 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. A
second monthly electronic waste event will take place on
the 3rd Saturday of the month (April 21, 2012) in the
Vons Shopping Center parking lot at 23381 Mulholland
Drive in Woodland Hills from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Acceptable items include but are not limited to CD
players, laptops and personal computers, microwave
ovens, printers, radios, stereos, telephones, and
For more information, please contact the City of
Calabasas Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator at (818)
GRAND OPENING OF BEILENSON INTERAGENCY
VISITOR CENTER AT KING GILLETTE RANCH
The Anthony C.
Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center at
King Gillette Ranch
will celebrate its Grand Opening with an open house on
Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. King Gillette
Ranch is located at 26800 Mulholland Highway, near the
intersection of Las Virgenes Canyon Road in Calabasas.
The innovative Visitor Center features
new exhibits and interactive displays, creative works by
local artists, tours of sustainable features, and a native
plant garden. The Center allows visitors to interact with
staff and volunteers from the
National Park Service,
California State Parks, the
Santa Monica Mountains
Conservancy, and the
Mountains Recreation and Conservation
Authority. The event is free and the public is welcome. For
further information, visit
HISTORIC PLACE OF THE MONTH
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
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 March Historic Place of the Month was
the Park Moderne Fountain. Was that your guess?
www.cityofcalabasas.com/historic-place.html to see
if you can identify April's landmark!
WHAT'S ON CTV?
Be sure to
tune in to CTV on cable channel 3 in Calabasas, through
or watch any meeting or TV program on demand through the
Select CTV programming is now available on YouTube!
Library Bound on CTV:
is a half-hour program developed by
CTV3 - The Calabasas Channel and the Calabasas Library.
Take a tour of the Calabasas Library, meet the
librarians and staff, and see what's there for YOU! Each
episode highlights one of the many services and amenities
that the Calabasas Library has to offer.
An informative and
entertaining program that is helpful for patrons to make the
best out of their Calabasas Library experience. A show
you don't want to miss.
for playback days and times.
You can watch archived episodes of City
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