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JANUARY 2013 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
15TH ANNUAL CALABASAS MAYOR'S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
2013 RECYCLING AWARENESS CALENDAR AVAILABLE NOW
2013 CALABASAS WINTER RECREATION BROCHURE
2013 CALABASAS GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION  
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO PREMIERE NATIVE AMERICAN ART EXHIBIT
LIBRARY EVENTS IN JANUARY  
REGISTER NOW FOR SPRING T-BALL AND COACH PITCH LEAGUES
  WINTER ENERGY SAVING TIPS
  E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS 
FRIENDS OF THE CALABASAS LIBRARY OFFERING FREE PASSES TO LACMA
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

Dates to Remember

January 2013: 1 - New Year's Day - City Hall Closed

5 - E-Waste Collection

6 - Native American Art Exhibit

9 - City Council Meeting

12 - Water Base Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

19 - E-Waste Collection

20 - Amateur Radio Entry-Level Class

21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - City Hall Closed

23 - City Council Meeting


24 - Mayor's State of the City Address


30 - Candidate Forum

February 2013: 2 - E-Waste Collection

4 - Vote by Mail Applications Available (City of Calabasas)

13 - City Council Meeting


16 - E-Waste Collection

18 - Presidents' Day - City Hall Closed

19 - Last Day to Register to Vote (City of Calabasas)

27 -  City Council Meeting


HAPPY NEW YEAR
FROM THE CITY OF CALABASAS

 

 

15TH ANNUAL MAYOR'S
STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

January 24

 

 


 

2013 RECYCLING AWARENESS
CALENDAR IS NOW AVAILABLE

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15TH ANNUAL CALABASAS MAYOR'S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

Mayor 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 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 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.

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2013 RECYCLING AWARENESS CALENDAR AVAILABLE NOW

The 2013 Community Recycling Awareness Calendar is now available free at City facilities including City Hall, the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, and Juan Bautista de Anza Park. The Calabasas Environmental Commission solicited entries from throughout the City via its annual environmentally-themed drawing contest, which is open to students in elementary and middle schools. The contest was titled "the Benefits of Bottle and Can Recycling” and encouraged students to submit hand-created drawings.

Fourteen winners were chosen by the Environmental Commission based on the creativity and theme of their illustrations. The winning drawings are printed in the 2013 City of Calabasas Community Recycling Awareness calendar. For more information, please contact Calabasas Department of Environmental Services at 818-224-1600.

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2013 CALABASAS WINTER RECREATION BROCHURE

The 2013 Calabasas Winter Recreation brochure was mailed to all Calabasas residents in early December. The brochure features detailed information about adult and youth classes, senior citizen programs, community news and information, sports activities and much more. Please look for Enrichment classes and other after school programs in the Recreation Brochure. The 2013 Winter Calabasas Recreation Brochure is also available online and paper copies are available at City Hall, the Agoura/Calabasas Community Center and the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Classes will run from January to March 2013, so make sure to register early! For more information about Calabasas recreation opportunities, or for help with class registration, please call the Recreation Department at (818) 880-6461.

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2013 CALABASAS GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

There are four official candidates running for three City Council seats in the March 5, 2013 Calabasas General Municipal Election. The term of each seat is four years. An official 2013 Calabasas General Municipal Election website is available online and will be updated throughout the election season with an election calendar and information about candidates, candidate forums, and voting.

A Meet the Candidates program will be produced by CTV, in conjunction with the nonpartisan Center for Governmental Studies and reporter Laura Nickerson, on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The program will feature interviews with all four candidates and will be shown on CTV and be available on demand from the City website. A Candidate Forum, sponsored and co-moderated by the Center for Governmental Studies is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Founders Hall in the Calabasas Library. Additional details about election related coverage is available on the 2013 Calabasas General Municipal Election website.

March 5, 2013 is election day when polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CTV will once again provide live election night coverage on CTV-3 in Calabasas, via online streaming, and will post live election results on the 2013 Calabasas General Municipal Election website.

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO PREMIERE NATIVE AMERICAN ART EXHIBIT

The National Park Service will host an exhibit opening for Native American artist Michael Chas Williams on Sunday, January 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in Newbury Park.

A Wichita tribal member of the Pickard Camp of Anadarko/Ft. Cobb, Oklahoma, Williams has created original works of art since the 1960s and is a well-regarded maker of dream catchers whose work has been featured at the Autry Museum of Los Angeles. His involvement with Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center extends nearly 20 years, during which time he has presented various public workshops regarding the history and creation of dream catchers.

“Michael is a delightful artist and educator whose work includes both dream catchers and more recent pastel pieces,” said Satwiwa park ranger Razsa Cruz. “We’re fortunate to have such an accomplished artist to share his creations with us.”

All ages are welcome and the program and parking are free. The exhibit runs through April 13, 2013. For more information, please call (805) 370-2301 or visit www.nps.gov/samo.

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN JANUARY

The Calabasas Library would like to welcome you to the new year with a lineup of great programs and opportunities! Check out the complete January calendar of events for a program that's right for you.

High School students are invited to study for finals at the Library this month. The Multipurpose Room will be open for studying on Saturday, January 12 (10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), Sunday, January 13 (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.), Tuesday, January 15 (3:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.), and Thursday, January 17 (3:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.). Food and drink will be permitted in the room.

Mark your calendar for Thursday, January 31, when local artists will be displaying their beautiful art at the Calabasas Library. Stop by the Multipurpose Room from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for this free art exhibit. Refreshments will be provided and the event is open to all.

Drop by the Library between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Peer Counseling. Sponsored by the Calabasas Library and the National Honor Society of Calabasas High School, 9th through 12th Graders can get help with Math, English or the latest school project. Please note that there will be no Peer Counseling on January 24.

Elementary school age children are invited to the Love to Learn Tutoring Program at the Calabasas Library. Viewpoint Advanced Placement and Honors high school students are available to tutor most Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sessions in January include January 5, 12, and 26. February dates include February 9 and 16.

The Calabasas Historical Society will be continuing their examination of growth of the Las Virgenes Unified School District on Thursday, January 31 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please come and share your memories of working at/attending these local schools.

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.

Are you a Film Fanatic? Join the Club! For adults who love all types of movies, plan on attending the next Film Fanatics meeting on Wednesday, January 16 at 6:00 p.m.

Stop by for yoga at the Library! Classes will be offered three times this month on Thursdays, January 3, January 10 and January 17 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. Please note that in addition to the regularly scheduled closures, the Calabasas Library will be closed Tuesday, January 1, Sunday, January 20 and will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 24.

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REGISTER NOW FOR SPRING T-BALL AND COACH PITCH LEAGUES

Registration for the 2013 Spring T-Ball and Coach Pitch Leagues is happening now 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 lwilhelm@cityofcalabasas.com. Emphasize fun and learning while building character one swing at a time!

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WINTER ENERGY SAVING TIPS

The Department of Energy outlines ways in which we can all save energy and money during the winter months. Implement some of these strategies at home for a more energy efficient season:

  • Take advantage of the heat from the sun. Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home, and close them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.

  • Cover drafty windows.

  • Adjust the temperature. Set your thermostat to a setting as low as is comfortable. When you are asleep or away from the house, turn your thermostat back 10-15 degrees. A programmable thermostat can make it easy to set back your temperature.

  • Find leaks and seal them. Be sure to check pipes, gaps around chimneys and recessed lights in insulated ceilings, and unfinished spaces behind cupboards and closets.

  • Maintain your heating system by scheduling routine maintenance service. Be sure to replace your furnace filter once a month or as needed. If operating a wood or pellet-burning heater, clean the flue vent regularly and clean the inside of the appliance with a wire brush periodically to ensure your home is heated efficiently.

  • Reduce heat loss from the fireplace. Keep the fireplace damper closed unless a fire is burning. When using the fireplace, reduce heat loss by opening dampers in the bottom of the firebox or open the nearest window slightly (approximately 1 inch) and close doors leading into the room.

  • Lower your water heating costs. Water heating can account for 14-25% of the energy consumed in your home. Turn down the temperature of your water heater to a warm setting (120 degrees Fahrenheit).

For additional energy saving tips, visit http://energy.gov/ 

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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 (January 5, 2013), 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 (January 19, 2013) 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, January 12, 2013 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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FRIENDS OF THE CALABASAS LIBRARY OFFERING FREE PASSES TO LACMA 

The Friends of the Calabasas Library has purchased two memberships to the 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

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:

PREVIEW, AN EYE ON THE ARTS - ANAT MARIN DESIGN
On this episode of Preview, An Eye on the Arts, host Laureen Morick, of the Calabasas Arts Council, talks with a very talented artist, Anat Marin.

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

Or visit the Calabasas3 YouTube Channel at: www.youtube.com/calabasas3

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

City Hall will be closed Tuesday, January 1 and Monday, January 21.

 

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 January, please visit our City Calendar Page. 

That’s all for this month.

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