DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE: "ARRIVE
ALIVE ON US 101"
1 marks the beginning of “The Arrive Alive on US 101” sober
driving coalition, a cooperative public safety effort
supported by the
and the California Office of Public Safety. The goal of the
program, which will run through Sept. 30, 2013 is to assess
the US 101 corridor and recommend traffic safety improvement
strategies for reducing alcohol-involved collisions and
promoting anti-DUI education and awareness.
Be responsible and don’t drink and drive - the health and
safety of you, your family, and others in the community
depends on it!
TOO TOXIC TO TRASH - MALIBU
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE & E-WASTE ROUNDUP EVENT
of household hazardous waste and e-waste the right way on
Saturday, December 1, 2012 in Malibu. Los Angeles County
residents are invited to stop by the Malibu Civic Center
rear parking lot (23519 West Civic Center Way, Malibu) from
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to dispose of their toxic materials.
Acceptable items include brake fluid, paint thinner,
cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides, herbicides, household
batteries, car batteries, pool chemicals, motor oil, oil
filters, expired pharmaceuticals, anti-freeze, and
fluorescent light bulbs. Electronic waste includes computer
monitors, televisions, computer CPUs, keyboards, printers,
cellular phones, etc.
Please make sure items are brought in a sturdy box and note
that there is a limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of
hazardous waste per trip. Business waste will not be
accepted. For a complete list of acceptable items and
restrictions, please visit
www.CleanLA.com or call 1-888-CLEAN-LA.
BATTER UP, IT'S T-BALL & COACH
PITCH REGISTRATION TIME!
is just around the corner, and that means baseball!
Registration for the 2013 Spring T-Ball and Coach Pitch
Leagues will begin on December 10 at
de Anza Park and will continue until leagues are full.
T-Ball is for ages 4-6 and Coach Pitch is for ages 7-8.
Leagues run from March 16 - June 1 and each team will play
one game per week on Saturdays at either
Grape Arbor Park or
Creekside Park. There will be one practice per week
based on the coach’s schedule. There are no try-outs and
players will be placed on teams based on friend requests or
the school which they attend. The league fee is $140 and
includes uniforms, team pictures, and a trophy.
Parents, we need your help! Please volunteer to be a coach.
A coaches meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday,
February 25 at de Anza Park. For more information, please
call (818) 880-6461 or email
Emphasize fun and learning while building character one
swing at a time!
CALABASAS SAVVY SENIORS TO FIND
"HUMOR IN AGING" AT DECEMBER 12 LUNCHEON
Goldberg, aka “The Pink Lady”, will present “Get Up, Get
Out, Get a Life: Humor in Aging” at the Calabasas Savvy
Seniors Luncheon and Winter Class Registration to be held on
Wednesday, December 12 at noon in Founders Hall, located
behind the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way.
also have the opportunity to register for Savvy Seniors
winter classes, lectures, excursions, and meet class
instructors, neighbors, other active seniors and
representatives from the City of Calabasas. The fee for the
catered lunch and presentation is $15. Registration forms
can be found in the
City of Calabasas Recreation Brochure, which is
available at the
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center,
Juan Bautista de Anza Park, and
Creekside Park/Community Center. The code number for the
luncheon is #5200.401. For more information about Savvy
Seniors and to add your name to the mailing list, contact
Kimberly Colp at (818) 880-6461.
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE ON THE PATIO
on to the holiday spirit at the
Calabasas Tennis & Swim
Center on Wednesday, December 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
It will be a shopper's wonderland of exciting vendors
selling gifts for the holidays. Pick up presents for
everybody on your list! Public is welcome. For additional
information, please call (818) 222-2782.
CITY COUNCIL APPROVES SENIOR TASK
Calabasas City Council has approved the formation of a
task force to set priorities, research, and assess
appropriate sites for construction of a new Senior Center in
Calabasas. The task force, comprised of Calabasas Mayor Mary
Sue Maurer, Councilmember David Shapiro, and five residents,
will work together and come up with suitable locations for
the Council’s review.
The proposed Senior Center is part of an ongoing effort by
the City of Calabasas and its Savvy Senior Program to help
seniors live better by easing the physical, emotional,
social, and financial challenges attributable to age and
disability. As the nation’s elderly population continues to
increase over the next 20-30 years, municipalities like
Calabasas recognize the demands of the aging population and
are supportive of programs like those offered at senior
centers, which are designed to promote healthy, active
3RD ANNUAL TALBERT FAMILY
FOUNDATION HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE
Talbert Family Foundation chooses a single, local family
to be the beneficiary of their Holiday Toy Drive. That
family submits their wish lists and the Foundation reaches
out to the community to get all of
items collected. Everything is then delivered, as a surprise
to the children (from Santa), on Christmas eve. It is the
Foundation's goal to make one day filled with joy and magic,
in a year otherwise scarred by catastrophic illness.
This year, the Holiday Toy Drive will benefit the Gates
Family. Michael Gates, age six, suffers from a recurring
brain cancer. Please help make the holidays special for this
family. For Michael's story and/or to make a tax deductible
To obtain the Gates' wish list or for additional
information, please contact Alison Watters at
All items must be received by December 21, 2012. 100% of the
proceeds will go to Michael's family.
15TH ANNUAL STATE OF THE CITY
Mary Sue Maurer will present the 15th Annual
Calabasas Mayor's State of the City Address on Thursday,
January 24, 2013 in Founders Hall at the Calabasas Library.
The the speech will begin at 7:00 p.m. and the
Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will host a mixer
immediately afterwards. Members of the public are invited to
attend. The speech will be videotaped and replayed on
CTV-3 in Calabasas and available on demand via the
The State of the City address is an annual presentation by
the Mayor of Calabasas bringing residents, City staff and
civic leaders together to reflect on City accomplishments
from the past year and to review plans for the future. For
more information about the Mayor's State of the City
Address, please call (818) 224-1600.
LIBRARY EVENTS IN DECEMBER
Finish out the year at the Calabasas
Library! Check out the full December
calendar of events
for a program that's right for you.
Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, The Ghosts of
Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come are characters we
have come to love and welcome into our homes and hearts. On
Sunday, December 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Broadway
and film actor Duffy Hudson will play all 46 characters in
this magical tale of
A Christmas Carol. This show is ideal for the entire family!
Stop by the
Library on Sunday, December 2 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to
listen as Matin and Misagh Eshaghi perform beautiful,
Persian music for the community. You won't want to
miss this free event!
Saturday, December 8,
bring your new and emerging reader (grades K-3) to the
Calabasas Library from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to share in a
Therapy dogs, trained through Paws 4 Healing, will sit (or
lie!) and listen while your child experiences the joy of
reading aloud. Sign-ups will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the
library and each child will have 15 minutes to read to a
dog. Stick around because
at 1:00 p.m., there will be an
reading and book signing event where you will hear the story
"Max Relax! A Dog's Happy Day" along with the song "Max
Relax" and other original tunes by Janis Vaile. Books will
be available for sale and signing by the author.
Spend your lunch
at the Library on Thursday, December 13. From noon to 1:00
p.m., Shulamit Sendowski, M.AmSAT will conduct a workshop to
Muscular Tension Using the Alexander Technique.
There will be a brief overview of the technique, but most of
the session will be floor exercises. Bring a mat/towel and
Stop by for
at the Library! Join the class on Thursday, December 6 from
noon to 1:00 p.m. Instructed by Deanne Wenger, RYT,
you will feel refreshed and relaxed. No experience is
necessary, all are welcome, and the classes are free of
charge. Just be sure you wear comfortable clothing and bring
a yoga mat/large towel.
Are you a
Fanatic? Join the Club! For adults who love all types of
movies, plan on attending the next Film Fanatics meeting,
Wednesday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m. This month's movie will
be a comedy-drama about two Italian brothers who open a
restaurant in 1950's New Jersey. The brothers try to find a
way to save their restaurant amid conflict and personal
problems. This movie is rated R for language and is 107
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
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
For additional information on any of the above events,
www.cityofcalabasas.com/library.html or contact Library
Staff at (818) 225-1616. Please note that in addition to the
regularly scheduled closures, the Calabasas Library will be
closed December 1, 22, 23, 25, and 31. The Library will also
be closing at 2:00 p.m. on December 29.
DECEMBER EVENTS FOR MOUNTAINS
Restoration Trust is closing out 2012 with great
opportunities to get involved! Join Sierra Pacific Fly Fishers, MRT, and the Santa
Monica Bay Restoration Commission to remove crayfish
from Malibu Creek. The non-native, invasive crayfish eat
native amphibians and fish, wrecking havoc on the
creek's ecosystem. There are volunteering opportunities
every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings. Visit
www.spff.org , click on Special Interests,
then conservation to register.
be hosting two separate Outdoor Survival programs this
month. Youth is invited to take part on Saturday,
December 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This program
will teach participants how to stay safe and comfortable
if lost while hiking. There will be a scavenger hunt
using simple orientation skills and a lesson on making a
lean-to shelter. Space is limited and pre-registration
is required by visiting
www.mountainstrust.org. Seniors have an opportunity
to learn survival skills on Tuesday, December 11 from
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Wear sturdy shoes and bring
water. Pre-registration is required at
additional information, call Susan at 818-591-1701,
spring wildflowers color the oak lined trails on MRT's
California Native Plant Society Walk, scheduled for
Sunday, December 30 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Bring
water, a snack, and wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the Cold
Creek Preserve - Lower Stunt High Trailhead.
complete list of MRT events during December, visit
Are you hoping to have a greener holiday season this year?
Here are some ways you can be friendlier to the earth while
maintaining the holiday cheer!
you plan on decorating with lights, check out the wide
array of LED lights on the market. Consider putting your
lights on a timer so there is no risk of forgetting to
turn them off.
Decorate with recycled products or
If using a tree as part of your
celebration, consider purchasing a real tree that can be
replanted in the yard. Keep in mind that most artificial
trees are petroleum-based and won’t biodegrade at the end of
When buying gifts, look for items
with minimal packaging. Gift cards are also a great
option, as well as purchasing a sponsorship for things
such as national parks or endangered species.
Instead of using bubble wrap or foam
peanuts when shipping packages, use crumpled magazine
pages to provide padding.
Buy local food when preparing for
your holiday feasts.
While out holiday shopping, don’t
forget to bring your reusable bags.
Recycle and reuse all that you can
during this holiday season and every day of the year.
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
City of Calabasas organizes
two free monthly electronic waste collection events.
On the first Saturday of the month (December 1,
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 (December 15, 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.
Hall will be closed Monday, December 24 and Tuesday,
December 25. City Hall will be closing at noon on
Monday, December 31.
City Council Agenda Items
are available online the Thursday prior to a City
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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and meetings at City Hall during December, please visit
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