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AUGUST 2012 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
CALABASAS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Groundbreaking Ceremony for Mulholland Highway Landscape Improvements
PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL NIGHT OUT BY ATTENDING THE SUMMER CONCERT
SMARTCONNECT METER INSTALLATION
SHOP CALABASAS
OLD FASHIONED FAMILY CAMPOUT & MOVIE IN THE PARK
CERT CLASSES OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE
MALIBU CREEK STATE PARK STREAMSIDE RESTORATION
LOCK IN SLUMBER PARTY AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
SUMMER TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS & THE BEACH BUS SCHEDULE
RATTLESNAKE AVOIDANCE TRAINING CLINIC FOR DOGS
BACK TO SCHOOL POOL PARTY
SEEKING NEW STUDENT MEMBER TO SERVE ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION
LIBRARY EVENTS IN AUGUST
CERT PLAY DAY "MINI-REFRESHER"
INCREASE IN THE PLANNING DIVISION'S APPLICATION FEES
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
HISTORIC PLACE OF THE MONTH
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OFFERING FREE LACMA PASS PROGRAM
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

Dates to Remember

August 2012:  

1 - CERT Class: Disaster Psychology/Team Organization

3 - Old Fashioned Family Campout & Movie in the Park

4 - E-Waste Collection


8 - City Council Meeting

8 - CERT Class: Disaster Medical Operations, Part 1

10 - Lock-In Slumber Party at the Tennis & Swim Center

11 - Malibu Creek State Park Streamside Restoration

12 - Sun Sets: Latin Music Night with Combolux

12 - Participate in National Night Out

13 - New Planning Division Application Fees Become Effective

15 - CERT Class: Disaster Medical Operations, Part 2

18 - E-Waste Collection

22 - City Council Meeting

22 - CERT Class: Light Search & Rescue/Terrorism

25 - CERT Play Day "Mini-Refresher"

26 - Sun Sets: An Evening of Jazz Classics with Jens Lindemann

29 - CERT Class: Disaster Fire Suppression

31 - Application Deadline for Environmental Student Commissioner


September 2012: 1 - E-Waste Collection

3 - Labor Day - City Hall Closed

5 - CERT Class: Review, Drill Graduation

8 - Water Base Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

12 - City Council Meeting

15 -  E-Waste Collection

26 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

 
Participate in
National Night Out
at the Summer Concert on August 12!



Last Day for the Beach Bus
is August 17


 

E-Waste Collection
Events in August

 

 

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CALABASAS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Don't miss the final two concerts of the Calabasas Sun Sets Summer Series! Join us August 12 for Latin Music Night with Combolux. Feel the rhythms of Brazilian Jazz, Samba, Salsa, Merengue, Bolero, Gypsy Rumba and Afro-Brazilian music. Then come out on August 26 for an evening of jazz classics with Jens Lindemann. As one of the world's most exciting trumpet soloists, Jens and his trio will perform an array of jazz classics and favorites. This elite musical experience is co-sponsored by The New West Symphony.

No tickets are necessary and all performances in the 2012 Calabasas Sun Sets Summer Series are free to the public. All concerts will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will take place at Calabasas Lake. Free park and ride shuttling will be available from the Calabasas Inn. Entrance to the event is at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center located at 23400 Park Sorrento. For additional information, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/sunsets-2012.html.

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groundbreaking Ceremony for Mulholland Highway Landscape Improvements

The City of Calabasas and Calabasas Village Mobile Estates will hold a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the commencement of the Mulholland Highway Landscape Improvements on Wed. August 8 at 2:00 p.m. at 23777 Mulholland Highway.
The joint beautification improvement venture consists of landscaping approximately 2,400 feet of City of Calabasas right of way fronting Calabasas Village Estates and is funded by the Calabasas Village Mobile Estates owners. “In addition to providing attractive and environmentally sensitive landscaping, the development will provide a pathway that can be enjoyed by Village Mobile Estate residents and the general public alike,” said Calabasas Mayor Mary Sue Maurer. The ceremony will include remarks by Mayor Maurer, Lawrence Rosenthal of Calabasas Crest Ltd., and Calabasas Deputy Public Works Director Andrew Brozyna.The event is free and open to the public.

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PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL NIGHT OUT BY ATTENDING THE SUMMER CONCERT

The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriffs and the City of Calabasas are encouraging community members to participate in this year's National Night Out (NNO) by locking their doors, turning on outside lights, and spending the evening outside with neighbors at the Calabasas Lake Concert on Sunday, August 12, 2012. Members of the Sheriff station will be on hand during the City's summer concert, featuring Latin Music by Combolux. The concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. and includes free parking and admission. Enter at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center (23400 Park Sorrento).

NNO has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation. Plus, the benefits your community will derive from NNO will most certainly extend well beyond the one night. For more information about National Night Out, please visit: www.nationaltownwatch.org/nno/index.html or call Deputy Shawn Brownell at 818-878-5506.

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SMARTCONNECT METER INSTALLATION

Southern California Edison (SCE) has begun installing SmartConnect meters at Calabasas homes, replacing analog meters that require manual reading. Homeowners who do not want a smart meter can opt out by calling SCE at 800-810-2369 (English) or 800-477-4455 (Spanish) and can also learn more by visiting www.sce.com/info/smartconnect/facts/opt-out.htm. A one-time $75 fee will be charged by SCE for opting out, followed by a monthly $10 surcharge to cover the costs associated with manually reading meters. Residents can turn installers away at the door if they do not want a smart meter, but still must call SCE to sign up for the opt out program. Residents who operate life support medical equipment in their homes are encouraged to notify SCE by calling 800-973-2356. The City of Calabasas has no authority over the installation of the SmartConnect meters, and the Calabasas City Council was a leading voice in urging SCE to provide an opt-out option for residents who preferred keeping their analog meters.

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SHOP CALABASAS

We live in a diverse area with numerous options for shopping, dining, and services. But did you know your decision on where to shop directly impacts our community? It’s important to shop locally, to shop in Calabasas—it really does make a difference! Every time you shop at a business within the City of Calabasas, you help provide funding for parks, trails, open space, youth and senior services, library and recreation programs, street maintenance and more. Approximately 32% of the City’s annual operating budget comes from sales and use tax, and 1% of each taxable sale in Calabasas stays right here at home, going directly into the General Fund helping provide the local services that make living in Calabasas special. When you buy at a business outside of Calabasas, even just across the street, your money that could serve our community is gone forever. For more information, visit the Shop Calabasas page.

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OLD FASHIONED FAMILY CAMPOUT & MOVIE IN THE PARK

Calling all those city slickers who want to experience the great outdoors, without traveling too far from home. Come join other outdoor enthusiasts and Calabasas City staff on Friday, August 3 at 6:00 p.m. as you set up camp at Juan Bautista de Anza Park. Families can set up camp before the Movie Night and enjoy the movie "Jumanji," as well as participate in games and eat snacks before the campout. Experience camping by telling campfire stories, eating s'mores, and sleeping under the stars. Then wake up on Saturday to take a nature hike and enjoy pancakes fresh off the griddle. Sign up today! Families are to register for the campout by Wednesday, August 1. The cost is $5.00 per person. Contact Kathy for additional Information at (818) 222-2782 ext. 113.

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CERT CLASSES OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE

Do you know what to do to take care of yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the aftermath of a major disaster such as an earthquake or other emergency? Following a major disaster, police, fire and medical professionals may not be able to meet the demands for emergency medical attention. Residents and neighbors may need to rely upon one another to help with immediate life saving needs, particularly in isolated neighborhoods that may be cut off from the main roads. The Los Angeles County Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) wants to train you on basic fire safety and life-saving skills you will need to be prepared. Classes will take place in The Oaks Community Room in Calabasas from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesdays. You must attend all seven sessions in order to receive a certificate of completion. Please note that missed classes can be made up at a different time. To pre-register and obtain class schedule, call (818) 224-4023, ext. 2 or visit www.fire.lacounty.gov/cert.  

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LOCK IN SLUMBER PARTY AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

On Friday, August 10, plan on attending the best slumber party ever! The Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center will be hosting a lock in slumber party where fun is a must, but sleeping is optional! Party-goers must be 11-15 years of age and the event will be chaperoned by City Staff. Enjoy pool games, snacks, dodge ball, ping pong, W.I.I. tournaments, movies, pizza, and pillow fights! Breakfast will be served on Saturday, August 11. Registration is required by Monday, August 6. The cost is $20 per person (party code 3200.201). Plan on bringing a swim suit, towel, extra/warm clothes, sleeping bag and a pillow. For additional information or to register, call (818) 222-2782.

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MALIBU CREEK STATE PARK STREAMSIDE RESTORATION

Come enjoy the outdoors and make a difference with Mountains Restoration Trust and their partner, Heal the Bay to help restore areas of Malibu Creek State Park on Saturday, August 11 from 8:45 a.m. to noon. Invasive plants have negative impacts on natural habitats, so removing them is vital for a healthy watershed. Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine while helping remove non-native vegetation in an effort to restore native plants along Malibu Creek and its many tributaries. Please wear sturdy shoes, bring plenty of water and a snack, bring sunscreen/hat and be prepared to get dirty! Gloves and tools will be provided. Exact meeting spot is to be determined, but it will be within Malibu Creek State Park. Participants must sign up at Heal the Bay's website, www.healthebay.org/event/stream-team-restoration-malibu-creek-state-park-5.

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SUMMER TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS & THE BEACH BUS SCHEDULE  

The summertime Calabasas Beach Bus runs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays until August 17, 2012.  The bus drops off and picks up passengers at six convenient locations in Calabasas and at Zuma Beach in Malibu.  The fare is only $2 roundtrip. There are three bus departures per service day from Calabasas and three departures from Zuma Beach back to Calabasas.  A full schedule and list of locations is available online. Please note that exact change and a valid picture ID are required to ride the Beach Bus.  There is no beach bus service on Wednesdays, Saturdays, or Sundays.  For more information, please call (818) 880-6461.

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RATTLESNAKE AVOIDANCE TRAINING CLINIC FOR DOGS

Registration is now open for the August Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic for Dogs, hosted by Mountains Restoration Trust. The clinic is conducted in a safe, humane and controlled environment with the one-on-one training process (repeated several times) that ensures the dog understands the distinct sight, smell, and sound of a rattlesnake. Training will take place Sunday, August 26 with appointments being scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The individual training takes approximately twenty minutes. Pre-registration is required by calling (818) 591-1701, ext. 2 or online at www.mountainstrust.org. There is a $70 fee and the training will take place at Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas.

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BACK TO SCHOOL POOL PARTY

You and your family are invited to the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center for a back to school pool party on Friday, August 31. The Aquatic Staff will be hosting the pool party from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Come party pool side with games, music, and prizes for the whole family. There will be free open swim and the cafe will be open for dinner and snack purchases. Plan on joining us to say good-bye to summer in style! Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center is located at 23400 Park Sorrento. For more information, please call (818) 222-2782.

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SEEKING NEW STUDENT MEMBER TO SERVE ON THE CALABASAS ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

The City of Calabasas Environmental Commission is looking for a new student member to serve on the Commission for a one-year term. Applicants must fill out the application form and submit it to the City’s Environmental Services Department by Friday, August 31, 2012. The application form is available on city’s website: www.cityofcalabasas.com/pdf/documents/clerks/appointment-application.pdf

The Environmental Commission acts as a team of volunteers to define important environmental goals in the City of Calabasas. The Commission promotes environmental policy and action regarding water quality, air quality, land use, flora and fauna, water and energy. The elected student member will receive community hours for his or her time. Environmental Commission meetings occur every quarter at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall’s Council Chambers. Applicant must be a resident of the City of Calabasas.

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN AUGUST

August marks the end of the Summer Reading Program, Dream Big, Read! Be sure to join us for the final events in this exciting program. Elementary school aged children are invited  to stop by on August 1 for music with Craig Newton and August 8 for juggling with David Cousin. Then on August 10, we will be featuring Wendee's Music, an event especially for preschool aged children. For additional information, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/library/summer-reading-program2012.html.

Spend your Thursday lunch hours (noon to 1:00 p.m.) at the library this month! Test out your bingo skills on August 9 while we play a lively game of bingo and enjoy light summer refreshments. Then swing by for yoga on Thursday, August 16 from noon to 1:00 p.m.  Instructed by Deanne Wenger, RYT, you will feel refreshed after this relaxing class. No experience is necessary and all are welcome. Join us on August 23 for a discussion of the Alexander Technique which focuses on releasing muscular tension. Presenter, Shulamit Sendowski, M.AmSAT will provide a brief overview of the technique, and then focus on floor exercises. On August 30, we will be viewing and discussing maps, atlases, and posters from the Calabasas Historical Society. All of these lunchtime events are free of charge!

The 2nd Thursday Book Club, a book club for adults at the Calabasas Library, will be meeting this month on Thursday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. Choose to read one of two books and explore the theme of memory. Membership in the book club is free, however a library card is required to participate. For more information, visit  www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/library/adult-book-club8.html

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CERT PLAY DAY "MINI-REFRESHER"

Malibu CERT will be hosting a "Mini-Refresher" for the community on Saturday, August 25 from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Volunteers are needed to pose as victims and helpers during activities such as vehicle extrication/triage, building search & rescue, radio communications and cribbing. Prizes will be awarded for the best team! You will need your helmet, gloves, boots, long sleeves, flashlight, whistle, marking pen, pencil, mask, duct tape, bandages/tape, latex gloves, etc. If you are interested in participating, please contact Debbie Larson at (818) 224-1620 or dlarson@cityofcalabasas.com. 

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INCREASE IN THE PLANNING DIVISION'S APPLICATION FEES

During the June 13, 2012 Calabasas City Council Meeting, Council adopted Resolution No. 2012-1333 which increased the Planning Division's application fees. This was the first time since incorporation that the fees for planning applications have been increased. The new fees will go into effect on Monday, August 13, 2012.

For additional information, please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/departments/planning-division.html or call the Planning Department at (818) 224-1600.

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E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

The City of Calabasas organizes two free monthly electronic waste collection events. On  the first Saturday of the month (August 4, 2012), an electronic waste collection will take place at the Albertson’s parking lot, 26521 Agoura Road (at Las Virgenes Road) 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 (August 18, 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 VCR’s.  For more information, please contact the City of Calabasas Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator at (818) 224-1600.

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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 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.

July's Historic Place of the Month was the Lockheed Headquarters Building. Was that your guess?  Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/historic-place.html to see if you can identify our August landmark!

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OFFERING FREE LACMA PASS PROGRAM

The Friends of the Calabasas Library has purchased two memberships in Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) which allows the Library to loan patrons their two free general admission passes to the museum.  The free passes may be checked out for 2 days at a time from the Calabasas Library Circulation Desk and may be reserved up to one month in advance.

LACMA
features  more than 100,000 works of art from ancient times to the present.  For more information about the new LACMA admission pass program, please call (818) 225-7616.

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LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS

Conejo Players Theatre - Thousand Oaks
Peter Pan
Performances through August 11
Thurs. - Sat. at 8:00 p.m.,
Sun. at 2:00 p.m.

Madrid Theatre - Canoga Park

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza - Thousand Oaks

Valley Performing Arts Center - Northridge

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WHAT'S ON CTV?

Be sure to tune in to CTV on cable channel 3 in Calabasas, through live online web-streaming, or watch any meeting or TV program on demand through the CTV archive.

Select CTV programming is now available on YouTube!

Check out Author's Night on CTV:


Author and producer
Ethlie Ann Vare, discusses her latest book "Love Addict: Sex, Romance and Other Dangerous Drugs" with host Karyn Foley at the Calabasas Library.

Check the CTV Guide for playback days and times.  You can watch archived episodes of CTV programs on-line anytime with CTV Archives.

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

City Council Agenda Items are available online the Thursday prior to a City Council Meeting. Agendas for all commissions are available online the Friday prior to the commission meeting.  All City Council meetings and commission meetings take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 100 Civic Center Way in Calabasas. 

 

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For a complete calendar of events and meetings at City Hall during August, please visit our City Calendar Page. 

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