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JUNE 2012 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE 4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR
OPT-OUT INFORMATION FOR SCE SMART METERS
CALABASAS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
ANTHONY C. BEILENSON INTERAGENCY VISITOR CENTER'S GRAND OPENING
SEEKING INFORMATION ON ILLEGAL DUMPING
LIBRARY EVENTS IN JUNE
CALABASAS HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL SUMMER YOUTH TRAINING
SPOTLIGHT THE ARTS FOUNDATION PRESENTS "CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE"
SUPPORT LVUSD BY ATTENDING T.H.E. EVENT
SIGN UP FOR SUMMER SWIM LESSONS AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
FREE SIDEWALK CPR
SUMMER TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS & THE BEACH BUS SCHEDULE  
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
HISTORIC PLACE OF THE MONTH
CLOSED CAPTIONING SURVEY - PLEASE PARTICIPATE! 
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

June 2012:  

2 - E-Waste Collection

9 - Grand Opening: Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

11 - Spotlight the Arts Presents "Caucasian Chalk Circle"

13 - City Council Meeting


16 - E-Waste Collection


16 - Talbert Family Foundation Fundraiser for Kevin & Kim

27 - City Council Meeting


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

21 - E-Waste Collection

25 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

CALABASAS SUN SETS
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
RETURNS!

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TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE 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 and will be available beginning on June 4 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 barbequed 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 free 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 barbeque, 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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OPT-OUT INFORMATION FOR SCE SMART METERS

Southern California Edison (SCE) has begun installing smart meters in Calabasas and many surrounding communities. Smart meters transmit information within a secure wireless network, giving SCE and users tools and access to immediate information on energy usage. Those who prefer to continue receiving non-automated readings can do so for a fee, charged by SCE. No reason needs to be provided for opting out, but only those who live in single-family homes have the option to decline a smart meter. SCE customers can cancel their opt-out status at any time. Those who choose to opt out will maintain their eligibility for a leak adjustment, offered by the district to customers in good standing who request a credit for unanticipated charges caused by leaks. The credits cannot exceed $1,500 every 10 years. If you are interested in learning more about opting out, contact SCE at 800- 810-2369 and a customer service representative will explain details and fees.

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CALABASAS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

The City of Calabasas is pleased to announce the return of the Calabasas Sun Sets Summer Series which will feature four free Sunday evening performances at Calabasas Lake through August. Join us June 10 for a performance by Boogie Knights. Heralded as "the greatest disco revival show in the world," " will have you dancing the night away!

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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ANTHONY C. BEILENSON INTERAGENCY VISITOR CENTER'S GRAND OPENING & OPEN HOUSE

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 www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=670.

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SEEKING INFORMATION ON ILLEGAL DUMPING

The City of Calabasas needs your help! Apparently a trucker is illegally dumping on private property throughout the City. City officials suspect that the activities are occurring during daytime hours, and are asking for the public’s help in finding the person(s) responsible. If you have any information or leads on this or any other suspicious dumping activities, please contact the City of Calabasas at 818-224-1600 and ask for Code Enforcement, or visit http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/report-a-problem.html. 

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN JUNE

Spend your summer at the Calabasas Library! The 2012 Summer Reading Program begins this month and you won't want to miss the kick-off event on June 30! Join us at 1:00 p.m. for Buster the Balloon, a balloon comedy show. For the entire summer schedule, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/library/summer-reading-program2012.html.

Is your child’s reading going to the dogs? If so, that’s a good thing! The first Saturday of every month (June 2), 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 unique reading program. Therapy dogs, trained through Paws 4 Healing, will sit (or lie!) and listen while your child experiences the joy of reading aloud. Each child has 15 minutes to read to a dog, and sign-ups begin the morning of the event at 10:30 a.m. in the library.

It's finals time! The multipurpose room will be open to high school students wanting to study on June 5, 7, 9, 10 at varying times. When available, there will be coffee and refreshments, or you can bring your own food and drink! For room schedules, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/library/studyforfinals.html.

Hikers of all abilities are invited to a one hour presentation on Thursday, June 14 at Noon. An individual from the Calabasas Day Hikers group will cover the Calabasas trails and give tips for enjoyable hiking. From hometown favorites to hidden gyms, you are sure learn something new!

The Calabasas Library’s popular “Yoga & You” program continues with classes on Thursday, June 7 and Thursday, June 21 from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat/large towel, and join wonderful instructor Deanne Wenger, RYT at the Library! No experience necessary - all are welcome! “Yoga & You” classes are held twice a month and are free of charge.

Calling all 5th-7th graders who love to read: The Calabasas Library’s Dog-Eared Book Club wants you! Join us on Wednesday, June 6 at 4:00 p.m. as we dive into the book Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen. If you are a 3rd or 4th grader who loves to read (or know one), then the Calabasas Library’s Book Worm Club is the place for you! Adults are invited to participate in the 2nd Thursday Book Club on June 14 at 6:30 p.m. as we discuss Oxygen by Carol Cassella. Membership in the book clubs are free, however a library card is required to participate.

For information about any of the Library programs, please call (818) 225-7616.

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CALABASAS HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL SUMMER YOUTH TRAINING

Registration has begun for the 2012 Calabasas Boys Basketball Summer Youth Training. The program, open to boys entering third through eighth grade, is brought to you by the 2012 Marmonte League and CIF Southern Section 3AA Champions Calabasas Coyotes and run by CHS Boys Basketball Head Coach Jon Palarz. Training includes daily instruction in small groups from the CHS coaching staff, interaction with camp counselors from CHS Boys Basketball teams, skill development that provides a foundation for enjoyment and long-term success in basketball, fun contests, prizes, individual and team competitions, guest appearances by athletes and more! Session 1 runs Monday, June 18 – Thursday, June 21 & Monday, June 25- Thursday, June 28. Session 2 runs Monday, July 9 - Thursday, July 12 & Monday, July 16 - Thursday, July 19. The cost for one session is $285, for those who wish to attend both sessions the cost is $450. The Camp fee includes an official basketball and reversible jersey. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.calabasasbasketball.org/youthcamp/.

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SPOTLIGHT THE ARTS FOUNDATION PRESENTS "CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE"

The final show in the Spotlight the Arts Foundation's three-part reading series called "What I Did During the War," will take place on Monday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. Come to the Calabasas Founders Hall to enjoy "Caucasian Chalk Circle," a comedy by Bertold Brecht.

Bertold Brecht, himself an exile from Nazi Germany, creates a dark but ultimately uplifting comedy about a serving girl who sacrifices everything to save the abandoned baby, of exiled aristocrats, in the anarchic aftermath of a violent political coup. When, several years later, the child’s biological mother returns to reclaim the child in an effort to consolidate her political position, it falls to a corrupt and dissolute judge to define and defend the nature of motherhood. For additional information, contact (818) 436-0530 or visit www.spotlightthearts.org.

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SUPPORT LVUSD BY ATTENDING T.H.E. EVENT

Would you like to support the Las Virgenes Unified School District while enjoying an elegant evening of premier restaurant and winery tastings and a live concert performance under the stars? If so, then plan on attending “T.H.E. Event” on Saturday June 9 from 5-10:30 p.m. at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. The evening, which will benefit the “Together Helping Education for Las Virgenes Schools” foundation, will feature live and silent auctions, a live concert by “Band from TV”, and surprise celebrity guests—all emceed by LVUSD parent and host of "The Bachelor/Bachelorette", Chris Harrison. Tickets begin at $150 which includes all events as well as off-site parking and private shuttle service to the party. Tables and boxes are also available. Only 400 seats are available, so act today! For more information please visit: http://www.theeventparty.org/. 

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SIGN UP FOR SUMMER SWIM LESSONS AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

Sign up now for Summer Swim Lessons at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center. Summer sessions begin on June 18 for all age levels! Both group and individual lessons are available. For more information, call (818) 222-8777, or visit http://www.calabasastsc.com/2012swimlessonbooklet.pdf. 

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FREE SIDEWALK CPR

Can you spare 10 minutes to learn how to save someone’s life? Since 80% of cardiac arrests occur at home, the life you save with CPR is likely to be someone you know and love. Your local firefighters and lifeguards will be offering FREE Bystander CPR (hands only) training on Thursday, June 7th. No appointments are necessary; just show up at any convenient location at any time during the hours listed. Wait times should be minimal, if at all, as the training should only take 5 to 10 minutes of your time.

Training in the Calabasas area will take place at:
 

AGOURA HILLS
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
City Hall – Community Room (next to the Library)
30001 Ladyface Court
Agoura Hills

 
MALIBU
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Bluffs Park
24250 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu
 

 

Anyone can learn CPR, and everyone should! For additional information, please visit: www.fire.lacounty.gov.

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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 $1 each way (Price subject to change).  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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E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

The City of Calabasas organizes two free monthly electronic waste collection events. On  the first Saturday of the month (June 2, 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 (June 16, 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. The May Historic Place of the Month was The Schoolhouse Bell. Was that your guess? 

Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/historic-place.html to see if you can identify June's landmark!

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CLOSED CAPTIONING SURVEY - PLEASE PARTICIPATE!

We need your input! The City of Calabasas is currently evaluating the need for closed captioning on CTV, The Calabasas Channel. Please take a moment to complete a brief survey and help us better understand the needs of our residents. Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/closed-captioning.html to participate.  

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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
The Man Who Came to Dinner
Performances through June 2
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 Your City, Your Issues - Calabasas High School Theatre Department  on CTV: 



Host John Loesing visits the Calabasas High School Theatre department,
as they prepared for their "Avenue Q" production. An interview with Performing Arts Director,
Mr. Bill Garrett, shines a light on his many years at CHS, and an overview of the future with the new performing art center set to open on campus.

Your City, Your Issues, seen only on CTV - The Calabasas Channel and on-line with CTV Archiving.
Watch episodes of Your City, Your Issues.

Check the CTV Guide for playback days and times.  You can watch archived episodes of Your City, Your Issues 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 June, please visit our City Calendar Page. 

That’s all for this month.

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