e.NEWS

    

FEBRUARY 2012 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
14TH ANNUAL MAYOR'S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS 
DAVID SHAPIRO APPOINTED TO CALABASAS CITY COUNCIL
CALABASAS RECEIVES AN "A" FROM THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION
REPORT A PROBLEM TO THE CITY OF CALABASAS
FEBRUARY EVENTS AT THE LIBRARY
SAVVY SENIORS INVITED TO SILVER STRING CHAMBER ORCHESTRA LUNCHEON
COYOTE EDUCATION NIGHT
  CALABASAS TOBACCO RETAILERS IN COMPLIANCE DURING STING OPERATION
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS & RISK SURVEY: PLEASE PARTICIPATE!
HAM RADIO LICENSE STUDY SESSIONS
SEEKING EXHIBITORS FOR EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
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

February 2012:

2 - CERT Training Class

4 - E-Waste Collection

8 - City Council Meeting

9 - Library Closes at 5pm

9 - 14th Annual State of the City Address

9 - CERT Training Class

18 - E-Waste Collection

19 - Library Closed (Presidents' Day Observed)

20 - Presidents' Day (City Hall Closed)

23
- CERT Training Class

25 - Library Fun Fair

27 - Coyote Education Night

 

March 2012:

1 - CERT Training Class

3 - E-Waste Collection

8 - CERT Training Class

10 - CERT Training Class

10 - Hazardous Household Waste Collection

10 - Friends of the Calabasas Library Book Sale

11 - Daylight Saving Time Begins

11 - Friends of the Calabasas Library Book Sale

14 - City Council Meeting

17 - E-Waste Collection

24 - Arbor Day Celebration

28 - City Council Meeting 


14TH ANNUAL MAYOR'S
 STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
FEBRUARY 9, 2012

 

PRESIDENTS' DAY
(CITY HALL CLOSED)

FEBRUARY 20, 2012

 

FEBRUARY IS
BLACK HISTORY MONTH

 

e.News is developed by
the Media Operations Department

Looking for a previous
edition of e.News?

Check out the e.News archive.
<-January 2012

What do you think of e.News?
Send us an email to let us know!

14TH ANNUAL MAYOR'S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

Mayor James Bozajian will present the 14th Annual Calabasas Mayor's State of the City Address on Thursday, February 9, 2012 in Founders Hall at the Calabasas Library. The event will begin at 6:30p.m. and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will host a mixer immediately following the speech. 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 Calabasas website.

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.

DAVID SHAPIRO APPOINTED TO CALABASAS CITY COUNCIL

The Calabasas City Council voted to appoint David Shapiro to the City Council at their meeting of January 18, 2012. He was officially sworn in during the January 25, 2012 City Council Meeting. Former Council member Jonathon Wolfson moved out of the city in December 2011, leaving a vacancy on the Council which was filled by appointment.
 
State law enables the Council to make an appointment or conduct an election to fill a vacancy. For cost saving purposes the City Council decided to fill the vacancy by appointment rather than hold a costly special election.
 
At the time of appointment, David Shapiro was serving on the City’s Library Commission and the Joint Powers Authority for the Agoura Hills Calabasas Community Center, and has served in the past on the Parks and Recreation Commission. Mr. Shapiro will serve out the rest of Mr. Wolfson’s term through March 2013.
 
Following the meeting Mr. Shapiro stated, “I am excited about my appointment to City Council. I look forward to doing my best to help improve our City and work for the betterment of our Community.”
 
Mayor James Bozajian said of the appointment, “David Shapiro’s years of active involvement in so many aspects of our community make him particularly well suited to serve on the City Council. He is an outstanding choice to fill the vacancy.”

 

CALABASAS RECEIVES AN "A" FROM THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION

The American Lung Association released the results of its tenth annual State of Tobacco Control report on January 18, 2012. During the press conference, the Lung Association revealed its 2012 report card, which tracks progress on key tobacco control policies at the federal, state and local levels, assigning grades based on whether laws are adequately protecting citizens from tobacco-caused disease.

 

The State of Tobacco Control 2012 - California Local Grades issues grades for all 482 cities and 58 counties in California on policies for smoke-free outdoor environments, smoke-free housing, and reducing sales of tobacco products. In the report, the City of Calabasas received an A Grade in all three categories. "Calabasas is honored to receive this distinction”, Mayor James Bozajian responded, “It is the culmination of many years of pro-active measures, such as our efforts to protect residents from negative impacts of second-hand smoke, and vigilant monitoring to prevent tobacco sales to minors." California, as a state, earned a D in the report for its low cigarette tax and currently ranks 33rd for its $0.87 per pack tax, below the national average of $1.46. The state also earned an F for failing to adequately fund tobacco prevention and control programs.


The California Cancer Research Act (CCRA) will be on the June 2012 ballot. The CCRA would increase the state's tobacco tax by $1.00 per pack with revenues going to fund treatment, prevention, and cures for lung disease, heart disease and stroke, cancer, and other tobacco-related illnesses. The measure would also triple the state's funding for tobacco prevention and cessation efforts. For more information visit the Lung Association’s website at www.lungusa.org.

REPORT A PROBLEM TO THE CITY OF CALABASAS

Do you need to report a problem, leave a comment, or obtain information? We want to hear from you! The City of Calabasas website now has a page dedicated to your feedback and requests. You will find links to different departments where you can leave comments and request information. Check it out and let us know what you think! www.cityofcalabasas.com/report-a-problem.html

FEBRUARY EVENTS AT THE LIBRARY

February is an exciting month at the Calabasas Library! Come out on Saturday, February 4th from 1pm-2pm to watch artist Ricky Alvarez complete the mural in the Children's Reading Room. You won't want to miss this exciting opportunity to watch the artist at work!

 

Yoga returns during the lunch hour on Thursdays, February 2nd and February 16th. 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.

Do you love great music? The Library will be hosting two talented musicians this month. At 4pm on Wednesday, February 15th, you are invited to take a musical trip around the world  with Dave Winstone. There will be ample opportunities for audience participation while you enjoy the sounds of the guitar, mandolin, ukulele, balalaika, didgeridoo, penny whistle, harmonica and percussion. Then on Wednesday, February 22nd at 4pm, come out and listen to the Blues of Brother Yusef. You will love the grit of grinding passionate blues!

 

This month, the Film Fanatics group will be watching a movie about a bored princess who escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. They will be meeting Wednesday, February 15th at 6pm. If you are an adult who loves all types of movies, this is the group for you!

 

Explore Calabasas History, the new monthly series led by the Calabasas Historical Society (CHS), will be exploring recipes from the 1950-80's in cookbooks from the CHS collection. The Cookbooks focus on California missions, hospitality and heritage. Attendance is free and open to all, so plan on being at the Library Thursday, February 23rd at 12pm to learn about California cooking!  

 

You won't want to miss the magical performance of Jeffery the Great! He will be at the Library on Wednesday, February 29th at 4pm, performing his magic and juggling. Jeffery is a big fan of public libraries and spent his youth in the 793.8 section, learning all about magic! This free event is for K-5th graders.

 

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.  

top

CALABASAS SAVVY SENIORS INVITED TO SILVER STRING CHAMBER ORCHESTRA LUNCHEON

Savvy Seniors are invited to enjoy an afternoon luncheon listening to the Silver String Chamber Orchestra, followed by a catered lunch. The Chamber Orchestra plays a potpourri of musical selections which includes light classical, show tunes, holiday, and patriotic songs. They have performed for schools, churches, retirement homes, art fairs, country clubs, and weddings. This event will take place on Wednesday, February 15th from 11am-1pm at the Calabasas Founders Hall. The cost is $20 per person. To register, contact Kimberly Colp at (818) 880-6461.

top

COYOTE EDUCATION NIGHT

It is a fact of life in Calabasas that we co-exist with coyotes. Recognizing that co-existence is best managed through education, the City of Calabasas Environmental Commission has invited experts in and near the community to share their knowledge about living with coyotes. Calabasas residents, employees and business owners are encouraged to attend a free Coyote Education Night on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 7:00pm. It will take place in the Founders Hall at 200 Civic Center Drive in Calabasas.

 

During the evening program, the following will be discussed:

     • Coyote ecology,
     • Recommendations for how to behave near coyotes,
     • The Do’s and Don’ts when living near coyotes,
     • Steps that homeowners can take to protect their property,
     • Actions that can change animal behavior, particularly hazing,
     • Information on the
City of Calabasas Coyote Management Plan.

 

If you would like to attend or have questions about the program, please e-mail coyotes@cityofcalabasas.com

top

CALABASAS TOBACCO RETAILERS IN COMPLIANCE DURING STING OPERATION

In a recent minor decoy tobacco operation conducted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Calabasas retailers were found to be in compliance with the laws of selling tobacco. Fourteen retail businesses were checked on Thursday, December 22, 2011 and all fourteen locations successfully proved to be operating under the law and how it relates to minors.


In 2009, the Calabasas City Council adopted Ordinance 2009-259 requiring the registration of tobacco retailers. The purpose of the ordinance was to give local officials an effective way to enforce state laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco to minors. Registration is required annually and at no cost to the retailer. The Sheriff's Department monitors compliance by conducting periodic sting operations at each location. Retailers are prohibited from selling tobacco products to minors, and are required to check the identification of any customer who appears to be under the age of twenty-seven attempting to purchase tobacco products.

top

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS & RISK SURVEY: PLEASE PARTICIPATE!

Local officials need your input! The Las Virgenes-Malibu Council of Governments is conducting a survey to determine the level of disaster preparedness in the community, and in turn, identify potential local area risks. Please take a moment to participate and complete the survey at www.surveygizmo.com/s3/630894/Disaster-Preparedness-and-Risk-Survey. The data you provide will aid in educating residents and better planning for potential disasters in Calabasas and nearby communities. The survey is administered and maintained by MLC and Associates, Inc. Questions can be e-mailed to MLC@MLCandassociates.com.

top

HAM RADIO LICENSE STUDY SESSIONS

The City of 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 9:00a.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 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.

top

SEEKING EXHIBITORS FOR EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

The City of Calabasas is hosting its annual Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo on Saturday, April 14, 2012, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The event will be held at the Las Virgenes Creek Restoration Site on Agoura Road. The goal is to provide educational booths, informational speakers, eco-friendly games and activities, live music and entertainment. A large turnout of Calabasas residents is expected for this event; more than 2,200 people attended the 2011 Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo. This is a great opportunity to educate the public on benefits of being “green”, sustainability, energy conservation, and ways they can help the environment.

The City of Calabasas Environmental Services Division is seeking agencies/companies to participate in this event. Participants will be provided with one 6-feet long table to set up educational and promotional materials, and the company logo will be included on the Earth Day/Green Expo flyer. For more information and to obtain an exhibitor application, please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/departments/environmental.html or contact Alex Farassati at afarassati@cityofcalabasas.com, (818) 224-1680.

top

E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

The City of Calabasas organizes two free monthly electronic waste collection events. On  the first Saturday of the month (February 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 10:00a.m to 3:00p.m.  A second monthly electronic waste event will take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month (February 18, 2012) 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) 224-1600.

top

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.

The January Historic Place of the Month was the Rouse Residence (photograph provided by Jerrold Lomax and photographed by Julius Shulman). Was that your guess?  Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/historic-place.html to see if you can identify February's landmark!

top

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.


top

LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS

Conejo Players Theatre - Thousand Oaks
Cheaper by the Dozen
Performances Jan. 13 - Feb. 4
Thurs. - Sat. at 8:00p.m.
Sun. at 2:00p.m.

Madrid Theatre - Canoga Park
February 2012 Calendar


Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza - Thousand Oaks

top

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!

New this month on CTV: 

 
 

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

top

CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

Calabasas City Hall will be closed  on Monday, February 20, 2012 in observance of Presidents' Day.


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. 

Want City Agendas delivered to your email? Sign up at http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/connect.html.
For a complete calendar of events and meetings at City Hall during February, please visit our City Calendar Page.

That’s all for this month.

If you have any questions about e.News or City issues in general, please email our Media Operations Director, Deborah Steller, at dsteller@cityofcalabasas.com.  e.News is developed by the Media Operations Department at the City of Calabasas.

Click here to sign up a friend for e.News.

To unsubscribe from e.News, send the following email at any time:

From: Address to be unsubscribed
To: Commands@listserve.com
Message body: Unsubscribe City of Calabasas

City of Calabasas © 2014