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JULY 2012 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR
CALABASAS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
SUMMER TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS & THE BEACH BUS SCHEDULE  
DIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER 
SEEKING NEW STUDENT MEMBER TO SERVE ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION
LIBRARY EVENTS IN JULY
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
HAM RADIO LICENSE STUDY SESSIONS
TALBERT FAMILY FOUNDATION'S FUNDRAISER WAS A SUCCESS!
HELP US MEET OUR GOAL OF 75% RECYCLING DIVERSION
SPOTLIGHT THE ARTS PRESENTS THEIR 4TH ANNUAL SUMMER CABARET
OLD FASHIONED FAMILY CAMPOUT & MOVIE IN THE PARK
LOCK IN SLUMBER PARTY AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
MRT'S DISCOVERY NATURE CAMPS
FREE ACTIVITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH MEMORY LOSS
CERT PLAY DAY - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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

July 2012:  

4 - Independence Day - City Hall Closed

4 - 4th of July Spectacular

7 - E-Waste Collection


11 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

14 - Water Base Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

15 - Sun Sets: The Long Run & Farewell to 'Z' Night

15 - HAM Radio Study Session


20 - Dive-In Movie Night at the Tennis & Swim Center

21 - E-Waste Collection

25 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

27 - Spotlight the Arts Presents "Fascinating Rhythm: The Music of George and Ira Gershwin

28 - Spotlight the Arts Presents "Fascinating Rhythm: The Music of George and Ira Gershwin


August 2012: 3 - Old Fashioned Family Campout & Movie in the Park

4 - E-Waste Collection


8 - City Council Meeting

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

12 - Sun Sets: Latin Music Night with Combolux

18 - E-Waste Collection

18 - CERT Play Day

22 - City Council Meeting

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

31 - Application Deadline for Environmental Student Commissioner

 
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
COME OUT TO THE CALABASAS

4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR!

 

 


JULY 15: THE LONG RUN PERFORMS AT THE
CALABASAS SUN SETS
 JOIN US FOR A PRE-CONCERT TRIBUTE
TO RETIRING LVUSD SUPERINTENDENT, DR. ZIMRING

 

 

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4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR

The City of Calabasas will proudly host the community’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at Calabasas High School on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the fireworks show begins at 9:00 p.m. The family-oriented, fun-filled event will feature live music from "Mrs. Robinson," the ultimate entertainment band, a free family fun zone with a balloon artist, rides, crafts, games and the grand fireworks display!

Tickets must be purchased in advance at City Hall (100 Civic Center Way), the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center (
23400 Park Sorrento) and Juan Bautista de Anza Park (3701 Lost Hills Road) in Calabasas. The $10 admission price includes parking, entertainment and all activities.  Children under 2 years of age are admitted free! Handicap parking and a
Shuttle for elderly & disabled (plus one attendant) will be available.  Delicious food and beverages will be offered for sale at the site including barbecued meats, sausages, roasted corn, kettle corn, snow cones and more.  Please note that the Fireworks Spectacular is an alcohol and tobacco free zone. No bottles, pets or umbrellas are permitted.

 

Before the Fireworks Spectacular, the City will feature a day full of events for the community starting with the 35th annual Lakeside Fun Run, sponsored in part by the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association, which will take place along Calabasas Lake behind the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center beginning at 7:45 a.m.  Registration for the Fun Run is $15 for adults and $12 for children before July 1.  After the Fun Run, a pet show will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the greenbelt adjacent to the Tennis & Swim Center featuring pet adoptions and pet contests in several categories.  A Summer Splash Party, featuring games, swimming, free use of tennis courts, a barbecue, music and dancing will take place at the Tennis & Swim Center from 12:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. 

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CALABASAS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Mark your calendar for this month's concert in the Calabasas Sun Sets Summer Series! Join us Sunday, July 15 at 6:00 p.m. to enjoy the sounds of The Long Run. Regarded as one of the finest Eagles tribute bands in the U.S., The Long Run will have you singing along to classics such as "Hotel California" and "Take it Easy." Plan on coming a little early for a special "Farewell to 'Z' Night." Join us at 5:30 p.m. for a special pre-concert tribute to retiring LVUSD Superintendent, Dr. Donald Zimring. Be sure to wear your school spirit shirts!

The full Sun Sets concert schedule is available online at www.cityofcalabasas.com/sunsets-2012.html. 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.

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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 each way. 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.

In addition, the City is providing shuttle service to Agoura Hills for the high school summer session.  For more information and details, please visit the Transportation Division webpage.

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DIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER 

The Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center will host a free Dive-In Movie Night featuring “Puss in Boots” on Friday, July 20 at 8:30 p.m. at the Center’s Aquatic Area. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with games, prizes and music before the movie begins. Guests are reminded to bring swim suits, towels, warm clothes, snack money, and low sitting beach chairs. The Café will be open for movie snacks or dinner.

Pick up your free movie and raffle tickets now at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, 23400 Park Sorrento. Although admission is free, you must present a ticket at the door to enter and qualify for the raffle, so don’t delay! For more information, please call the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center at (818) 222-2782. This is an alcohol & tobacco-free family event.  

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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 JULY

Join us at the Library for the Summer Reading Program, Dream Big, Read! Enjoy one or all of the programs scheduled for July: Story Pirates, Franklin Haynes Marionettes, Heebie & Jeebie Musical Comedy Duo, and the Wild Wonders Animal Show. Visit the Library's  calendar page for details, dates and times. Don't dream of missing out on the fun!

Bring the whole crew out for Family Movie Night throughout the summer! Tuesday, July 10, come to the Library to watch a popular stop motion film about Jack, a character who opens a portal to a new town. Then on Tuesday, July 17,  we will be watching an animated classic about a family of aristocratic cats and how an alley cat acquaintance helps them after they have been kidnapped. You won't want to miss the July 24 movie when we will be watching an award-winning movie about a fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Summer Games. All movies start at 7:00 p.m. and are free of charge. Anyone under the age of eight must be with an adult guardian.

If you are interested in learning to communicate more effectively, join us at noon on Thursday, July 12 for "Toning the Relationship Muscle: Learning to Communicate Effectively." Presented by Sheila Sayani, MA, MFT, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, you will discover new and more effective communication skills that you can use to enhance the quality of your relationships. This event is free of charge.

Celebrate the Summer Games with Craft Day on Thursday, July 12 at 4:00 p.m. This program, for ages five and older, will teach kids about the games being held in London, as well as the mascots! You will make a paper torch to show your sporting spirit! Then join us for a second craft day on Thursday, July 26 at 4:00 p.m. where you will make a craft and learn something new!

Know a teen who likes movies? Invite them out to Teen Movie Night on Saturday, July 14 at 2:00 p.m. Get ready for a new superhero adventure by watching the second in a trilogy of a popular movie series. This movie is about a billionaire who turns superhero to protect his city at night. Refreshments will be sold as a fundraiser for the Teen Library Council. No one under twelve will be admitted.

Make it a night out at the Library and get ready for some laughs! Thursday, July 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., stop by for some good ole' ventriloquist fun! Jim Adams, who was a professional entertainer with Walt Disney Productions for over twelve years, will be using comedy and ventriloquism to entertain the crowd. 

Come learn about and see copies of The Land of Sunshine (later known as Out West), a monthly magazine published from 1894 to 1935. It was designed to promote Southern California to the rest of the country and to prove, according to its editor Charles Lummis, that "Southern California grows brains as well as oranges." Presented by the Calabasas Historical Society, this free event will take place at Noon on Thursday, July 26.

For information about any of the Library programs, please call (818) 225-7616 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library.html. Please note that the Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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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 (July 7, 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 (July 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 VCR’s.  For more information, please contact the City of Calabasas Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator at (818) 224-1600.

The City of Calabasas holds bi-monthly collections for paint and used oil On Saturday, July 11, 2012 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 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the City of Calabasas Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator at (818) 224-1600.

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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 July 15 and October 21.  Both sessions 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.

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TALBERT FAMILY FOUNDATION'S FUNDRAISER WAS A SUCCESS!

On June 16 at Golden Spoon in Calabasas, residents came together for a successful fundraiser organized by the Talbert Family Foundation to support Calabasas resident Kevin Cordasco and Oak Park resident Kim Liebe, both of whom are battling cancer. Kevin, 15, has been undergoing expensive treatments for his neuroblastoma since he was 9. Kim has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Talbert Family Foundation programs are designed for families with short term financial needs caused by a catastrophic illness that impacts the family’s financial stability. Families are accepted into the program on the condition of their willingness to conduct a fundraising campaign. For more information, visit talbertfamilyfoundation.org

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HELP US MEET OUR GOAL OF 75% RECYCLING DIVERSION

The Environmental Service Division, along with franchise hauler Waste Management, want to increase recycling diversion rates within the City. Recycling conserves our valuable natural resources, saves energy, and keeps our air and water clean. The more trash our City produces, the greater we depend on existing urban landfills. Landfills produce carbon dioxide and methane, the two main greenhouse gases. By recycling, we can help secure our future, reduce the amount of waste that litters our environment, help keep Calabasas clean, and protect wildlife. By the end of 2012, we are striving to meet our established goal of 75% recycling diversion citywide. We appreciate your cooperation in meeting this aggressive recycling goal. Please read the recycling information listed below for both residential and commercial customers.

  • Residential solid waste collection rates are based on the size of your trash cart. Consider switching to “super recycler” service with a 32 gallon trash and 96 gallon recycling and green waste cart. This is a very affordable service that promotes higher recycling rates. To switch services, please call Marilyn Gallagher at (805) 955-4242.

  • Commercial customers can add additional recycle and/or green waste bins free of charge by calling Marilyn Gallagher at (805) 955-4342.

  • Both residential and commercial customers can participate in food waste recycling. This is a free service that can increase recycling diversion rates. Food waste can be put into green waste containers and bins. Residential customers can request a free food waste pail from Waste Management free of charge. For more information regarding food waste recycling please call Marilyn Gallagher at (805) 955-4342.

  • Free Electronic Waste Round-Ups are held the first Saturday of each month, at the Albertsons Shopping Center from
    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and the third Saturday of each month at the Von’s Shopping Center from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. For more information please call Daniel Pankau at (818) 224-1682.

  • Free Used Oil and Water Based Paint Round-Ups are held the second Saturday of odd numbered months at City Hall from
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information please call Daniel Pankau at (818) 224-1682.

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SPOTLIGHT THE ARTS PRESENTS THEIR 4TH ANNUAL SUMMER CABARET

Spotlight the Arts Foundation presents their fourth annual summer cabaret: "Fascinating Rhythm: The Music of George and Ira Gershwin," for two nights only! Come out to the Calabasas Amphitheater (located behind the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way) Friday, July 27 or Saturday, July 28 at 8:00 p.m. This delightful show will feature a collage of Gershwin songs from movie and Broadway classics such as Strike up the Band, An American in Paris, and Shall We Dance, including dynamic presentations of "I've Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and "Nice Work, If You Can Get It." 

Discounts available for tickets purchased online through July 25, 2012, as well as discounted prices for seniors, students and children. General admission is $10 in advance/$12 at the door. For information, visit www.SpotlightTheArts.org or call (818) 436-0530. All proceeds benefit the Spotlight the Arts Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Calabasas and the surrounding communities.

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OLD FASHIONED FAMILY CAMPUT & 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. $5.00 per person. Pre-registration is required. Contact Kathy for additional Information at (818) 222-2782 ext. 113.

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LOCK IN SLUMBER PARTY AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

Mark your calendar for the best slumber party ever! On Friday, August 10, 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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MRT'S DISCOVERY NATURE CAMPS

Mountains Restoration Trust will be hosting two separate week-long Discovery Nature Camps for kids ages 8 to 12 years old. The first session will be Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The second session will take place Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Activities offered will have a strong science and environmental focus. Make nature crafts, hike, learn from hands-on activities, play games, listen to guest speakers, and maybe even interact with live animals! Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To register or to obtain more information, call Susan Haugland at (818) 591-1701, ext. 212.

Be sure to check out MRT's calendar of events for all their great activities this month! There is something for everybody!

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FREE ACTIVITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH MEMORY LOSS

Silverado Senior Living, the Calabasas community for people with memory-impairing diseases, is hosting two separate, free activities especially for individuals challenged by memory loss.

Therapy That's Music to Our Ears is an ongoing, weekly afternoon series of singing and free lunch to promote the benefits of music and community engagement for those with memory loss. Studies show that music has the power to soothe and stimulate listeners of all ages — especially individuals with memory loss. This program is held every Wednesday, with lunch at 1:00 p.m., followed by a community sing-along at 2:00 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m., Silverado Senior Living hosts Splish Splash, a free water aerobics class, followed by a complimentary lunch at noon. Studies show that regular exercise, including low-impact workouts, is still the best approach to treating the symptoms of physical decline associated with memory loss. In addition, engagement programs like water aerobics allow residents to explore new interests and enhance social skills while living with memory-impairment.

Silverado is located at 25100 Calabasas Road. Individuals interested in either series are highly encouraged to RSVP by calling (818) 600-2431 or emailing Calabasas@silveradosenior.com. For additional information, visit www.silveradosenior.com.

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CERT PLAY DAY - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Malibu CERT will be hosting a "Mini-Refresher" for the community on Saturday, August 18 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, a 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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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 June Historic Place of the Month was the De Anza Trail. Was that your guess?  Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/historic-place.html to see if you can identify July's 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 July 13 - 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 these new shows on CTV:

 
Preview, An Eye on the Arts #24 - 15th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival 2012   City Spotlight -
Calabasas Summer Beach Bus

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

Calabasas City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence 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. 

 

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

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