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JULY 2013 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
TICKETS ON SALE FOR ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR
WRITING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: A WORKSHOP FOR TEENS
CALABASAS LIBRARY FIFTH BIRTHDAY PARTY
SUMMER SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES: RONNY & THE CLASSICS
WATER-BASED PAINT AND USED OIL ROUNDUP
CITY INSTALLING STORM WATER CATCH BASIN DEBRIS SCREENS
MALIBU WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
BEAT THE HEAT
FRIDAY FUN FAMILY NIGHTS AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
EXTENDED CAMP CARE
ARTIST ALLEY AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
LIBRARY EVENTS IN JULY
MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST EVENTS IN JULY
ECO-FRIENDLY CAR WASHING TIPS
SUMMER COYOTE AWARENESS
  E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
HAVE YOUR NEXT EVENT AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
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

 July 2013: 4 - Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

6- E-Waste Collection

10 - City Council Meeting (cancelled)

13- Water Based Paint and Used Oil Roundup

20- E-Waste Collection

21-
Amateur Radio Entry-Level Class


24- City Council Meeting (cancelled)
   
August 2013: 3- E-Waste Collection

14- City Council Meeting

17- E-Waste Collection

28- City Council Meeting

 

 

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR!

The City of Calabasas will proudly host the community’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at Calabasas High School on Thursday, July 4, 2013. 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 "Platinum Groove" plus a free family fun zone with a balloon artist, rides, crafts, games and the grand fireworks display!

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are on sale now ONLY at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center (23400 Park Sorrento) 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.

The fireworks event takes place on an open grass field.  Fixed chairs are limited to handicap guests only.  Bring low back lawn chairs and blankets.  Umbrellas, pets  (unless for ability assistance), alcohol, and tobacco of any kind are not permitted.

Before the Fireworks Spectacular, the City will feature a day full of free events for the community starting with the 36th 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.

For more information, please visit: http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/fireworks.html

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WRITING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: A WORKSHOP FOR TEENS

Want to learn to write in service of an idea or a cause and get your writing published, all while spending time in nature? Then Mountains Restoration Trust has a summer opportunity for you – and you can get 10 community service hours too! The “Writing to Make a Difference: A Workshop for Teens” will meet for four consecutive Tuesdays, July 2 through July 23 from  5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Headwaters Corner in Calabasas, and is open to all entering ninth graders and current high school students. The workshop will combine nature outings with writing instruction, group discussion and instructor critique. Each student gets to compose a finished piece of writing (500 words or less), which will be published in Mountains Restoration Trust's Nature Writing Anthology. For more information and to register, visit www.mountainstrust.org

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CALABASAS LIBRARY FIFTH BIRTHDAY PARTY

Celebrate the Library’s fifth anniversary in our new building with a birthday party for everyone! Friends of the Calabasas Library, dignitaries, patrons of all ages, and staff will be celebrating with birthday cake, and you’re invited! It all happens Sunday, July 14th from  2:00 p.m.  - 4:00 p.m. in the Library’s Multi-Purpose Room. There will be a special volunteer recognition at 2:30 p.m.  Find out about the Library’s programs and the great prizes you can win throughout the summer by reading, attending events, and participating. For more information, call the library at 818-225-7616.

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SUMMER SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES

Summer is heating up and that means it’s time for the 2013 Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake! The July 14 concert features an evening of retro rock 'n roll hits from the 1950s and '60s from the flashy, fun “Ronny & The Classics.” All concerts begin at 6:00 p.m., are free to the public, and are located on the Greenbelt at Calabasas Lake with  entrance at The Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center (located at 23400 Park Sorrento). The concert series features field seating on grass and guests are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs, and blankets. There is limited chair seating available on a first come - first serve basis (kindly reserve for those in need). There is a free park & ride shuttle from the Calabasas Inn, located at 23500 Park Sorrento from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/sunsets.html

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WATER-BASED PAINT AND USED OIL ROUNDUP

The City of Calabasas is offering a water-based paint and used oil roundup on Saturday, July 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Calabasas City Hall. The Roundup is open to all residents of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, and Malibu. You may bring motor oil, oil filters, anti-freeze, latex paint, and car batteries. Do NOT bring: oil-based paint, stains, pool and garden chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, unused pharmaceuticals, mercury thermometers, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, cleaning products. Waste from businesses will NOT be accepted. In general the limit is 15 gallons or 125 pounds of acceptable materials per vehicle.  Please do not mix products together. For more information, please visit:  http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/hazardwaste.html 

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CITY INSTALLING STORM WATER CATCH BASIN DEBRIS SCREENS

An innovative environmental project is currently underway to prevent tons of trash and debris from reaching Las Virgenes Creek and Malibu Creek. The project, funded jointly by the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission and the City of Calabasas, consists of placing curb screens on all storm drain catch basins in all public streets in the west side of Calabasas.  By completing this project, it’s estimated that approximately 8,000 pounds of trash and debris will be prevented from entering Las Virgenes Creek each year. 

Each storm drain catch basin will be retrofitted with two screens:  The curb screen will capture trash and debris greater than ½ millimeter in size while the secondary screen inside the catch basin will capture any trash greater than 5 millimeters in dimension.  Both screens block trash and debris, while allowing storm water to continue flowing to Las Virgenes Creek and eventually Malibu Creek.  The devices are approved by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board as a compliance measure to meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act  by reduction of trash discharge into the Malibu Creek Watershed to zero level by 2017.  The screens are made out of stainless steel with an estimated life of 15-20 years.   

The project shall be completed in 2 phases:  phase one consists of installing the screens inside the catch basins, also known as Connector Pipe Screens (CPS) and the second phase will be the installation of curb screens also known as Automatic Retractable Screens (ARS). Due to high performance of both devices, the whole system is recognized as a full capture trash excluder and has been certified by Los Angeles County Flood Control District and the Environmental Protection Agency.  The project is expected to be completed by late August or early September. 

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MALIBU WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL

On Friday, July 19 sample some great food and see inspiring films about protecting the environment at the first annual Malibu Wild and Scenic Film Festival. The event will take place at the Malibu Civic Theater, located at 23825 Stuart Ranch Road in Malibu. An Environmental Fair with food trucks will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the City of Malibu parking lot, followed by the film festival from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  A fun and educational evening for the entire family! For more information and tickets, please visit: http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/festival/ 

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BEAT THE HEAT!

Hot weather is on the way, and that means increased risk for heat-related health risks. If you plan to be outdoors, take precautions to protect yourself from the heat. Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps, and increased thirst.  Individuals with these symptoms should be moved to a cooler, shaded place and given water or sport drinks. More severe symptoms such as diminished judgment, disorientation, pale and clammy skin, a rapid and weak pulse, and/or fast and shallow breathing may indicate heat exhaustion or impending heat stroke and requires immediate medical attention.

Several tips for beating the heat include:

•  Wear light, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing.

•  Drink water or electrolyte-replacing sports drinks often (do not wait until you are thirsty), and avoid drinking sweetened drinks, caffeine, and alcohol.

•  Offer help to those in your neighborhood with limited access to air conditioning and transportation, such as seniors or those who are ill. Check on them frequently or take them to a location with air conditioning.

•  During peak heat hours stay in an air-conditioned area. If you don’t have access to air conditioning in your home, visit public facilities such as shopping malls, parks, and libraries to stay cool.

•  Avoid unnecessary exertion, such as vigorous exercise during peak sun hours, if you are outside or in a non-air conditioned building.

•  Stay out of the sun if you do not need to be in it. When in the sun, wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim, and loose-fitting, light-colored clothing with long sleeves and pants to protect yourself from sun damage. And remember sun screen and sun glasses.

For more information on beating the heat, please visit: http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/heat-precautions.html

Energy Saving Tips to Save Money as the Summer Heats Up:

Conserving energy during hot summer days (when it is safe to do so) prevents strain on the power system infrastructure while helping you save money!

 Tips for the Home:

·         Adjust your thermostat to 78 degrees to reduce energy usage during the hottest hours of the day when air conditioning systems have to work hardest to cool.

·         Limit the use of appliances during peak hours of the day- use washing machines, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners and other heavy appliances during evening hours.

·         Try to avoid using your stove or oven during peak hours of the day since it will add to the heat inside the home.

·         Ventilate your home at night and early morning by opening windows and doors to clear out the heat and allow cooler air to circulate.

·         Turn off lights and equipment when they are not in use.

·         Replace incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) wherever appropriate.

·         Close draperies, shades or blinds during the heat of the day to reduce the extra heat from direct sunlight.

·         Check your home for adequate insulation and for proper sealing of windows and exterior doors.

·         Plant shade trees to reduce heat gain inside the house.

·         Install / use ceiling fans or "whole house" fans for comfort cooling. A whole house fan will cool down your house early evenings and early mornings for a fraction of the energy cost of operating an A/C unit. 

·         Install a programmable thermostat to adjust the temperature automatically and maximize your energy savings.

·         Clean or replace air-conditioner filter(s) every month to maintain efficiency and air flow.

·         Regularly brush or vacuum the condenser coils at the bottom or rear of your refrigerator and check door gasket for tight fit and adjust if necessary.

·         When buying appliances, choose energy-saving EnergyStar-rated models.

·         Limit the time you run your pool pump during summer to six hours a day, and schedule the run time to avoid operation between 1 pm and 5 pm.

·         Unplug "energy vampires" like cell phone chargers, DVD players, microwave ovens and other appliances that use energy even when turned off or in sleep mode. 

Tips for the Workplace:

·         Turn off your desk lights, overhead lights, and meeting room lights if they are not needed, or install motion detector switches in each room.

·         Keep personal appliance use to a minimum.

·         Turn off all computer equipment when you leave the office or when it is not in use for long periods of time.

·         Be sure your computer equipment goes into sleep mode when not in use for shorter periods of time.

 

For information and free brochures that will help you have a safe, cost-efficient summer please visit:

www.cityofcalabasas.com/risk-management/emergency/heatwave.html

 

FRIDAY FUN FAMILY NIGHTS AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

Every Friday night in summer is a Fun Family Night at the Tennis & Summer Center. Pick up the family after work and head to the center. On the tennis patio, Atmosphere Café will be open for dinner, snacks and desserts. There will be entertaining kids’ classes to enrich younger family members while you play tennis, swim or just relax with some music or watch the game on TV on the tennis patio. Fridays are going to be fun at the center!

Friday, July 5 is "Disgusting Science Night" from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Registration fee is $25, with a $20 materials fee on the night of the program.  On Friday, July 12 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. it's a FREE Dive-In Movie Night featuring the film "Grown Ups." On Friday, July 19 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.,  we will be offering "Mystery Night"! Registration fee is $25, with a $20 materials fee on the night of the program. On Friday, July 26 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. join the fun at "Legoland and Bricks 4 Girlz" night. Registration fee is $25, with a $20 materials fee on the night of the program. For further information, please contact Kathy Milbrand 818-222-2782 ext. 113

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EXTENDED CAMP CARE

Are you a busy family attending Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center camps and activities this summer before 11 a.m. and after 4 p.m. and need some extra hands?  Now through August 16, the Tennis & Swim Center is offering  Extended Camp Care for kids aged 5-15.  Our staff will have activities, games, snacks, and crafts! The morning session runs from 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and costs $12 per session. The afternoon session runs from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and costs $6 per session. The cost to attend both sessions is $15 per day. For further information please contact Kathy Milbrand (818) 222-2782  x. 113

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ARTIST ALLEY AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

Every six weeks the Tennis & Swim Center features a local artist to display their works of love.  Currently, the center is highlighting our own Helene Jukoff.  For for more information, contact Kathy Milbrand 818-222-2782 ext. 113

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN JULY

July is packed with exciting opportunities at the Calabasas Library! Check out the complete July Calendar of Events for a program that's right for you.

Join the 2013 Summer Reading Program at the Calabasas Library! Spend your summer reading and earn a prize at the end of each week.

Special Programs just for K-5th graders:  

•   Wednesday, July 10 at 4:00 p.m. - Run away and join the circus! Featuring Christopher Yates, circus performer extraordinaire and storyteller.

•   Wednesday, July 17 at 4:00 p.m. - Magician Robert Baxt will perform a comedy magic show.  

•   Wednesday, July 24 at 4:00 p.m. — Join the Dancing Tehani to learn new dances from around the world!  

•   Wednesday, July 31 at 4:00 p.m. — Learn about African Drum Circles and participate in a lively event at Chazz.  

Registration for all Summer Reading events is underway!

 

It’s Summer Family Movies at the Calabasas Library!  Tuesday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m.,  Sigourney Weaver plays a warden at Camp Green Lake with an unusual method of discipline. The camp makes all of its wards dig large holes under the guise of building character. The real reason is a plan to find a buried treasure left in the desert long ago. Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m., Remy loves fine French food, which is a problem since he happens to be a rat. He lives in an expensive French restaurant and desires to become a chef despite the disapproval of his father and brother who are happy eating garbage. He has adventures every day with a rat-despising staff that wants him gone in this riotous animated family film. 

 

On Wednesday, July 10 at 11:00 a.m., the Library’s Preschool Program presents an interactive musical show starring Mark Beckwith and featuring a very silly puppet, Puey the Pig.

 

 

On Thursday, July 11 at noon, join Michele the Trainer for a FREE workshop to learn simple exercises.  Afterwards summer salads will be demonstrated and shared!  Michele is ACE, AFAA, AEA, American Heart Association, and Red Cross Certified. For more information, please call the library at 818-225-7616.

 

 

 On Wednesday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m., join the Film Fanatics for an offbeat comedy starring Matthew Broderick and Marlon Brando that follows the adventures of a film student whose college career is dramatically altered when he is befriended by a genial father figure who is an organized crime figure with an eligible daughter. You may bring a dinner.

 

 Stop by for yoga at the Library! Class will be offered on Thursday, July 18 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.

 

Craft Day! For ages 5 and older Thursday, July 18 at 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call the Library at 818-225-7616.

 

Come join us on Thursday, July 25 at noon and discover new flavorful teas and the spices and herbs that dance upon your palette.   For more information, please call the library at 818-225-7616.

 

Saturday, July 27 at  1:00 p.m. it’s Teen Movie Day at the Library.  We will be showing the second movie in the popular series about a boy wizard. Movie is rated PG-13.  No one under 12 will be admitted.  Concessions will be available as a fundraiser for the Teen Library Council. For more information, please contact the library at  818-225-7616.

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. For meeting schedules, book selections and details, please visit the Library Calendar page.

For 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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MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST EVENTS IN JULY

Lower Topanga Park Restoration Native plants are working hard (growing almost like Jack’s beanstalk) to bring a natural eco-balance to the lower Topanga Creek area of the park. But they need a boost – it’s planting time and time to remove invasive noxious weeds!! Come join in the effort on Sunday, July 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Bring water, wear sturdy footwear and receive community service credit. Entrance is a few hundred feet from Pacific Coast Highway on Topanga Canyon Road and reservations are required. For more information, contact volunteer@treepeople.org or Jo at 818-591-1701 x202.   

On Saturday, July 13 from 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., be a restorationist for a day at Cold Creek Valley Preserve.  Join the habitat repair team planting native plants that will energetically displace the invasive weeds that provide no food or shelter for the native animals and certainly do not please human sensibilities. Oak acorns, shrubs, penstemons, roses and bunch grasses that feed and shelter wildlife are awaiting your help. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: 818-591-1701 x202 or volunteer@treepeople.org. Meet along the first 0.5 mile of Stunt Road after turning off Mulholland Highway, Calabasas.  

On Sunday, July 14 from 8:45 a.m. -  noon, come join the Stream Team Restoration project at Leo Carrillo State Park.   Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine while helping remove non-native vegetation along Arroyo Sequit in the park. Volunteers will work to remove invasive cape ivy from areas along the creek. For more information and to register, visit http://www.healthebay.org/event/habitat-restoration-leo-carrillo-state-park

 On Sunday, July 14 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. it’s the next battle in the Weed War – a continuous fight against weeds (non-native invasive species) throughout the Santa Monica Mountains. It’s exciting to see young oak trees and speculate on how many native critters now have a home, food, and shelter. Join us for a satisfying day of weeding, planting and watering. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: call 818-591-1701 x202 or write volunteer@treepeople.org.  

On Sunday, July 21 from 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., come to Malibu Creek State park for Return of the Lost Oak Woodlands. There once was a valley where giant oaks held an ecosystem together but the trees were harvested and the valley underwent many changes: charcoaling kilns, farming, cattle grazing, and movie making. State Parks acquired the property to provide a park for public enjoyment and to preserve an historic landscape.  Since 1992, volunteers have enjoyed a wonderful day in the park planting and caring for oak trees and their understory plants. The oaks still need your help to rebuild a native landscape. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: volunteer@treepeople.org or call 818-591-1701 x202.

You won’t find this beauty spot on any map, but after we meet at Peter Strauss Ranch the way will be shown. Unseemly land uses created great swaths of invasive weeds but have also created the perfect site for an endangered, very small sunflower. Newly planted natives need you to help them through their first year.  Bring lunch and water. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: volunteer@treepeople.org or 818-591-1701 x202. From Kanan Road, Agoura Hills, turn onto Troutdale, then left on Mulholland Highway, then right into Peter Strauss parking lot.     

On Sunday, July 28 Mountains Restoration Trust will host its Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic at William S. Hart Park in Newhall.   Training is led by expert Tracy Jenson-Presson of High on Kennels located in San Diego County. Tracy has many years of experience training dogs to avoid rattlesnakes. She is well known for being a problem solver when it comes to difficult dogs. Our training clinics are conducted in a safe, humane, controlled environment ensuring the safety of your dog, as well as the safety of the rattlesnakes. Typically, a training session for one dog takes about 20 minutes. The training process is repeated several times to assure that your dog will understand the sight, smell and sound of a rattlesnake (they have a distinctive odor that dogs can discern from other snakes).   Please allow about an hour for your session to sign in and make any time adjustments to scheduling, assuring that proper attention is given to all participants. Multiple dates and locations are available. To register, visit www.mountainstrust.eventbrite.com. Advanced payment of $70 per dog is required. 

And every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at  9:30 a.m. join in crayfish trapping at Malibu Creek State Park. Give native fish larvae and native frog tadpoles a chance by removing the non-native, invasive red swamp crayfish from spawning pools located in Malibu Creek! Experience the morning sunshine on Malibu Creek and help MRT trap and remove crayfish. Great fun for kids, families, and scout groups! Wear warm clothes and shoes that can get muddy. To register, visit www.mrtcrayfish.eventbrite.com. Also available for groups and special events, call (818) 591-1701 ext 202 to make reservations.  

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ECO-FRIENDLY CAR WASHING TIPS  

Water quality continues to be one of the most important environmental concerns.  Every individual can play his or her part to help keep our water clean.  One of the ways to ensure that our water remains free from toxins is to wash your car the proper way.  Many individuals overlook the fact that it takes approximately 500 gallons of water to hand wash a car and that all of that water is washed down our streets into local waterways.   The easiest way to ensure environmental protection is to take your car to a commercial car wash where the waste water is discharged to a wastewater treatment facility. However, if you choose to wash your car at home, keep in mind the following suggestions to prevent additional toxic discharge into our creeks and rivers:

• Wash on an area that absorbs water such as gravel or grass. This allows the water to be filtered before it enters groundwater, storm drains, or creeks. Avoid washing cars on concrete or asphalt pavement unless it drains into a vegetated area.

• Minimize water usage. Use a spray gun with flow restriction to reduce water volume and run-off.

• Always empty wash buckets into sinks or toilets.

Another option is to utilize one of the City of Calabasas permitted Mobile Car Wash operators. The City ensures that all operators use appropriate preventative measures whenever they are engaged in car washing activities. For a complete list of permitted mobile car washing companies, please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/environmental/mobile-car-wash.html  

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SUMMER COYOTE AWARENESS

The time of year is approaching when severe heat causes coyotes to venture out into urban areas to look for food and water, and possible encounters with coyotes tend to increase.   There are several tips and guidelines to follow that can help reduce conflict: 

• Teach children to never approach or feed ANY strange animal. 

• Never ignore, turn your back or run from a coyote(s).

• Carry a walking stick or a noisemaker at night or during early morning hours if walking with pets (Coyotes are more likely to approach someone with a pet).

• Haze or harass a coyote(s) until it chooses to leave the situation (it's OK if it doesn't run).

• Let neighbors and friends know coyotes have been seen in the area.

In addition, it is essential to change or alter your daily routines. Coyotes are capable of learning or adapting to neighborhood habits. Furthermore, pets are a major source of attraction to coyotes; therefore, cats should be kept safely indoors, especially when dark out. Dogs should always be kept on a leash while being walked,  and any pet food should be removed from outdoors where coyotes have access. 

To learn more about how to co-exist with coyotes, please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/coyotes.html.  

For additional information, please read the City of Calabasas Coyote Management Plan at: www.cityofcalabasas.com/environmental/pdf/Coyote-Management-Plan.pdf 

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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 6, 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 (July 20, 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.

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HAVE A GREAT EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

From small, intimate affairs to large corporate and private parties, let the Tennis & Swim Center & Atmosphere Events & Catering be your one-stop shop for the finest food, superb service, menu planning, staffing, rentals & décor.  Our Chefs are professionally-trained with over 20 years of experience and will work with our clients’ nutritional needs as well as with their budgetary confinements.  We feel everybody has the right to a great event! On-site catering by Atmosphere Events & Catering. Some tables & chairs are provided. For further information, please contact Kathy Milbrand (818) 222-2782  x 113 or visit www.calabasastsc.com  

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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:

 

On this episode, the teens discuss steps that they took in applying for college, with tips on the "dos/don'ts" and where to get help to make the college application process as easy as possible.

TEEN FORUM


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

Calabasas City Hall will be closed on Thursday, 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. 

 

 

Want City Agendas delivered to your email? Sign up at www.cityofcalabasas.com/connect.html.

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

That’s all for this month.

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