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NOVEMBER 2012 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
CALABASAS CLASSIC 5K/10K RUNS 
PLEASE HELP WITH LOCAL HOUSING SURVEY
CLOSED CAPTIONING COMES TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ON CTV
PLASTIC BAG DRIVE
2012 NUTS FOR MUTTS 
REMEMBER TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6
MAH JONGG MANIA TOURNAMENT
  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR STOKES CANYON RESTORATION 
HAPPY VETERANS DAY
CHS THEATER PRESENTS "CHARLEY'S AUNT"
LOCAL SCOUTS HOSTING "FOOD DRIVE-THRU" CHARITY EVENT AT CALABASAS COMMONS  
SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION FOR THE CARL GIBBS ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
LIBRARY EVENTS IN NOVEMBER
NOVEMBER EVENTS FOR MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
  E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS 
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

Dates to Remember

 November 2012:  

2 - Deadline to Enter the Environmentally-Themed Drawing Contest

3 -  E-Waste Collection


3 - Plastic Bag Drive

4 - Daylight Saving Time Ends

4 - Nuts for Mutts Walk & Dog Show

6 - National General Election

8 - Mah Jongg Mania Tournament

10 - Water Base Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

10 - Stokes Canyon Restoration

11 - Calabasas Classic 5k/10k Runs

12 - Veterans' Day (Observed) - City Hall Closed

14 - City Council Meeting

17 -  E-Waste Collection


17 & 18 - Scouts Food Drive Thru Charity Event

22 - Thanksgiving Day - City Hall Closed

23 - Day After Thanksgiving - City Hall Closed

28 - City Council Meeting


December 2012: 1 -  E-Waste Collection

12 - City Council Meeting

15 -  E-Waste Collection

24 - Christmas Eve - City Hall Closed

25 - Christmas Day - City Hall Closed

31 - New Year's Eve - City Hall Closes at Noon

28 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

ELECTION DAY IS  NOVEMBER 6

 


HAPPY VETERANS DAY!
NOVEMBER 11, 2012

 


CALABASAS CLASSIC
5K/10K RUNS

NOVEMBER 11, 2012

 

CLOSED CAPTIONING IS NOW AVAILABLE ON CTV

 

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CALABASAS CLASSIC 5K/10K RUNS

The 9th Annual Calabasas Classic, benefiting the Talbert Family Foundation, will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2012 in Calabasas on a scenic course that is certified and sanctioned by USATF. The event will feature a 5k run that begins at 8:00 a.m., a 10k run that begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Family Fun Run that starts at 10:30 a.m. All finishers will receive a commemorative medal. The Calabasas Classic also features an official Expo with a number of local businesses and health information. Baby joggers and 4-legged family members are always welcome. For more information about the Calabasas Classic, please visit www.calabasasclassic.com.

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PLEASE HELP WITH LOCAL HOUSING SURVEY

Cities in California are required under State law to include as part of their official long-range plans a chapter pertaining to future housing needs. Accordingly, the City of Calabasas has begun updating the Housing Element of the Calabasas General Plan for the 2013-2021 planning period, as required by State law. The Housing Element establishes policies and programs to address existing and projected housing needs, including the City’s “fair share” of the regional housing need. If you are a Calabasas resident, please complete the following short survey (approx. 5 min.) to provide us with your input: www.surveymonkey.com/s/2Y8F38W. We greatly appreciate your participation!

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CLOSED CAPTIONING COMES TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ON CTV

Viewers of Calabasas City Council meetings on CTV, The Calabasas Channel now have the option of using closed captioning to see a subtitled transcription of the meeting audio. Closed captioning was first officially used during the October 24, 2012 City Council meeting. Having closed captioning during City Council meetings will allow the Calabasas deaf community, those who are hard of hearing, and those who just want to watch Council meetings with the sound off gain a richer understanding of the issues in our city.

CTV staff has been working with the National Captioning Institute, who provides the subtitles, to make sure that viewers can read the meeting graphics as well as the closed captioning during meetings. CTV is available on Channel 3 to Charter and Time Warner cable customers in Calabasas. CTV is also streamed live on the internet where closed captioning will also be available at www.cityofcalabasas.com.

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PLASTIC BAG DRIVE

Students are encouraged to vote reusable! Join the Plastic Bag Drive contest on Saturday, November 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 22277 Mulholland Highway in Calabasas. The winning school that collects the greatest number of bags (by weight) will receive a $1,000 check. Additionally, for every 10 single-use bags that a student brings in, he/she will receive a free TRUE Reusable Bag (www.truereusablebags.com) made from plastic recycled locally through a closed loop program. The contest is open to elementary and middle school students in the Woodland Hills, Calabasas, and Topanga areas. For questions, call (818) 906-5772.

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2012 NUTS FOR MUTTS 

Oops! The November “Nuts for Mutts” event at the Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center has been postponed-- however an upcoming “Dog Walk” will be held in April 2013. Stay connected as more details will be “un-leashed” as the date approaches!

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REMEMBER TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6

A reminder that Tuesday, November 6, 2012 is Election Day, so remember to cast your ballot and make your voice heard! In addition to being a Presidential Election, a number of important state and local issues will be decided - and every vote counts. If you don’t know your polling place, please visit http://www.lavote.net/LOCATOR/. The right to vote is a cornerstone of democracy so on November 6, 2012 stand up and be counted!

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MAH JONGG MANIA TOURNAMENT

Mark your calendar for fun, food, and Mah Jongg! Find three buddies and create your own team of four to play for points in a tournament scheduled for Thursday, November 8 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center. Teams will play and compete under the National Mah Jongg rules. Each team will bring their own tile set. A continental breakfast and light lunch will be served. The team with the most points will win a prize. Space is limited, so sign up today! Registration fees ($100 per team) are non-refundable. For additional information, contact Kathy at (818) 222-2782. 

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR STOKES CANYON RESTORATION 

On Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the National Park Service, along with the Santa Monica Mountains Fund and Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, invites you to improve habitat for local wildlife by planting native trees and shrubs.

Native plants grown in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area's nursery will be on hand for a $5 donation to the Santa Monica Mountains Fund. Attendees can choose to plant their own or ask a volunteer to plant it for them. All proceeds from the tax-deductible donations will benefit park-wide restoration projects and education.

Stokes Creek is a tributary of Malibu Creek, which is the largest and most critical watershed in the Santa Monica Mountains. Riparian plant communities, which are plants in or near water, are often the only refuges for wildlife during and after fires. Organizers’ goal is to create a buffer of native plants around the creek, which will keep weeds out and invite wildlife in.

All ages and abilities are welcome to participate. The event will take place near the new interagency visitor center at King Gillette Ranch at 26876 Mulholland Highway in Calabasas. For more information, please visit http://www.nps.gov/samo/parknews/stokes-creek-restoration.htm

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HAPPY VETERANS DAY

We celebrate Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11 (please note that City Hall will be closed on Monday, November 12 in observance of the holiday). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation.

For more interesting facts and statistics about veterans, visit http://alturl.com/53ivo. Don't forget to thank a Veteran today!

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CHS THEATER PRESENTS "CHARLEY'S AUNT"

Calabasas High School Theater is proud to present the theatrical production of “Charley’s Aunt.” Widely regarded as one of the most sensational and entertaining farces of all time, Charley's Aunt centers on two Oxford undergraduates in search of a chaperone for a proper visit from their girlfriends. Jack and Charley manage to persuade fellow undergraduate Fancourt "Babbs" Babberley to impersonate a millionaire aunt in this hilarious tale of young love and preposterous deception.

Shows will be November 13-16 at 7:00 p.m. and November 17 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Student admission is $10, adult admission is $15 and reserved admission is $20. To purchase your tickets and for more information, visit www.chstheater.com.

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LOCAL SCOUTS HOSTING "FOOD DRIVE-THRU" CHARITY EVENT AT CALABASAS COMMONS

An estimated five hundred Boy, Girl, Cub, Venture, Varsity and Sea Scouts will volunteer their time at the first annual "Food Drive-Thru" event to be held Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Calabasas Commons, 4799 Commons Way. Scouts and adult volunteers will be on hand to accept non-perishable food donations, which they will then deliver to the West Valley Food Pantry to help feed the hungry during the holiday season. The event is supported by the City of Calabasas, the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, Caruso Affiliated, Fresh Brothers Pizza, Rent-It Trucks, Wells Fargo Bank, and other local merchants.

For more information, please contact:

Jeff Rudner, Event Coordinator
Cubmaster, Cub Scout Pack 333 of Calabasas
Ph (818) 515-5837
JRudner@CubPack333.com


Michelle Faulkner, Event Coordinator
Girl Scout Troop Leader / Advisor
Ph (818) 591-7164

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SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION FOR THE CARL GIBBS ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

The Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award is a symbol of commitment to California's environment. The award honors a wide array of individuals, businesses, municipalities, government agencies, organizations, and institutions, all working to benefit our environment. The award recognizes voluntary activities by companies and organizations, big or small, private or non-profit, that are either located or have done work in the City of Calabasas and in surrounding communities that result in cleaner air or water, less waste, less traffic, conservation of energy and natural resources, efficient and water conserving landscaping, or reduced use of hazardous materials, etc. Furthermore, the award honors those organizations that demonstrate exceptional commitment or innovation above and beyond their primary mission.

Nominations for the Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award are welcomed from individuals, companies, government agencies, consultants, educators, researchers and students. Nominations are due by Friday, November 30, 2012. For additional details and to download a nomination form, visit http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/environmental/pdf/nomination-form.pdf. 

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN NOVEMBER

Join us at the Library this month for learning, discussion and fun! Check out the full calendar of events for a program that's right for you!

On Thursday, November 1 at 5:00 p.m., Stephen Burleigh of College Pathways will be at the Library to answer questions and speak about all things “college.” The information is for parents and college bound 11th and 12th graders. Interested 10th graders are also welcome. Stephen will cover admission basics of the California system (UC & CSU’s), the differences between the two systems, private institution admissions, selective admissions, essay and personal statement basics, application deadlines, and overview of financial aid, and a few other issues that often come up. All attending will receive a free DVD published by Stephen entitled, Admission Zen: The Stress Free Path to Getting into College. This event is free and refreshments will be served.

Bring your new and emerging reader (grades K-3) to the Calabasas Library on Saturday, November 3 from 11:00 a.m. - 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. Sign-ups will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the library and each child will have 15 minutes to read to a dog. For additional information, contact Jill Nevins at (818) 225-7616, ext. 2.

Join Nilli Grutman, a nationally recognized nutrition and alternative health expert for Healthy Roots Nutrition, on Thursday, November 8 from Noon - 1:00 p.m. for "Debunking the Food Industry - What is Healthy? And What is Not?" With her high energy, down-to-earth charm, and caring nature, Nilli passionately motivates all audiences to take action. Her programs are designed to nourish, heal, and strengthen the human body.

The Book Worm Book Club for 3rd & 4th Graders will be meeting this month on Wednesday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss Friendship According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney. The Dog-Eared Book Club, a club for 5th-7th graders, will be meeting Wednesday, November 14 at 4:00 p.m.  They will be discussing The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. 2nd Thursday Book Club, a book club for adults at the Calabasas Library, will be meeting on Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. Membership into all the book clubs are free, however a library card is required to participate.

On Thursday, November 29, The Calabasas Historical Society will present The History of our Local Schools. Trace the history of the Las Virgenes Schools and other schools in our area. Bring your memories and memorabilia if you have any - yearbooks, pictures, report cards, etc.

Stop by for yoga twice a month at the Library! Join the class on Thursday, November 1 and Thursday, November 15 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. 

For additional information on any of the above events, please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library.html or contact Library Staff at (818) 225-1616.

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NOVEMBER EVENTS FOR MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST

November is a great month to get involved with Mountains Restoration Trust! On Saturday, November 3 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., savor an autumn walk-about along a streamside trail through oak woodlands to a gently rolling chaparral basin below craggy sandstone peaks. Don't forget to bring your own water. For information, contact Cold Creek Docents at (818) 591-9363.

MRT will be hosting a Senior Program: Native American Culture from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, November 6. Learn about local Native American Indians that inhabited Calabasas and other parts of the Santa Monica Mountains. Take a walk to see and discuss the use of different plants, rocks, bones, etc., while learning how they cared for the land. Plan on making crafts and viewing artifacts as well. Reservations are required by calling (818) 591-1701, extension 203 or e-mailing volunteer@treepeople.org.

Learn about the night sky during the Youth Naturalist Program: Astronomy on Saturday, November 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will be guest speakers to guide you through the stars, nebulae, and constellations. Please bring a shoebox with a lid. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. To register and for more information, call Susan at (818) 591-1701, extension 212.

Join MRT from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, November 18 for the Lower Topanga Park Restoration. Native plants are working hard to bring a natural eco-balance to the lower Topanga Creek area of the park, but they need a boost. Help water and remove the noxious weeds! Bring water, snack, and wear sturdy footwear. The entrance is a few hundred feet from Pacific Coast Highway on Topanga Canyon Road. Reservations are required by calling (818) 591-1701, extension 203 or e-mailing volunteer@treepeople.org.

Mark your calendar for next month's special event, the 9th anniversary edition of The Masters Program - Santa Monica Mountains Landscape Photography Workshop including the special bonus Digital Photography Boot Camp. UCLA Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve and The Mountains Restoration Trust, in association with "Wandering Around Outdoors Photography Workshops" will present this program Thursday to Sunday, December 6 - 9. Learn the secrets of the landscape masters and improve your outdoor and travel photography. Discover how to use your digital camera and today's digital processing technologies to make stunning images of the best fall color and most dramatic light of the year, in the country's largest urban park. Join well known photographer Tom Gamache and co-instructor Van Webster for this enlightening workshop. For additional information, call (310) 206-3887 or (818) 591-1701. To register, visit www.tomgamache.com.

For a complete list of MRT events during November, visit mountainstrust.org/events/events.html.

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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 (November 3, 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 (November 17, 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, November 10, 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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LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS

Conejo Players Theatre - Thousand Oaks
Miss Saigon - Performances November 16 - December 15
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 this new show on CTV:

Calabasas City Spotlight - West Nile Virus & LA County Vector Control

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 Hall will be closed November 12, November 22, and November 23.

 

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 November, please visit our City Calendar Page. 

That’s all for this month.

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