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OCTOBER 2013 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
THE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL RETURNS
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS NIGHT
CALABASAS WALK-IN FLU CLINIC
FREE BULKY ITEM PICK-UP
ROCK LIFE "HAPPY TO BE ME!" PROGRAM LAUNCH
RESIDENTAL ROOM RENTALS
AUTO DEALERSHIP REMODEL
ENTER THE RECYCLING AWARENESS DRAWING CONTEST
REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2014 WINTER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE
SIGN UP FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL CALABASAS CLASSIC
GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT EVENT
LIBRARY EVENTS IN OCTOBER
TRUNK-OR-TREAT AT AHCCC
FREE LIVE REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN SHOW
NATURE OF WILDWORKS ANNUAL BENEFIT "WILD IN THE CITY"
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH
HAVE YOUR NEXT EVENT AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
ARTIST ALLEY AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

Dates to Remember

October 2013:

5 - E-Waste Collection

6 - Free Live Reptile & Amphibian Show

9 - City Council Meeting


12 - Walk-In Flu Clinic
(Calabasas Residents Only)

13 - Nature of Wildworks Benefit

16 & 17 - Emergency Preparedness Night

17 - Great California ShakeOut

18 - Rock Life "Happy to Be ME!" Program Launch

19 - E-Waste Collection

19 & 20 - Calabasas Pumpkin Festival

20 - Amateur Radio Entry-Level Class

23 - City Council Meeting


26 - Free Bulky Item Pick-Up (Calabasas Residents Only)

30 - Rock Life Fireside Chat

31 - Trunk-or-Treat at AHCCC


November 2013
:

1 - Deadline to Enter Annual Drawing Contest

2 - E-Waste Collection

3 - Daylight Saving Time Ends

9 - Water Base Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

10 - Calabasas Classic 5k/10k & Family Fun Run

11 - Veterans' Day - City Hall Closed

13 - City Council Meeting


16 - E-Waste Collection

16 & 17 - Food Drive-Thru Charity Event

27 - City Council Meeting
(cancelled)

28 - Thanksgiving Day - City Hall Closed

29 - Day After Thanksgiving - City Hall Closed

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL RETURNS
OCTOBER 19 & 20

 

ARE YOU PREPARED
FOR A DISASTER

 

 

FREE FLU VACCINE FOR
CALABASAS RESIDENTS

 

 

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

 

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THE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL RETURNS

Join us for the 2013 Calabasas Pumpkin Festival! The excitement returns Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Juan Bautista de Anza Park. Admission is only $5 dollars (children under two are free), and includes free parking and shuttle service. Entry price also includes inflatables and a giant slide, reptile and nature shows, live bands, youth carnival games, contests, a Business Expo, and Sunday Car Show.

While you are there, be sure to visit the Marketplace for jewelry, harvest items and other crafts. Delicious food, beer and Halloween treats will be available for purchase, as well as children’s craft projects, balloons and face painting. Plus, don’t forget to pick your Halloween pumpkin in the pumpkin patch!

Parking and entrance begins at the corner of Lost Hills Road & Agoura Road. Please note that there is no parking along Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon Rd. There are ATMs on site, and credit card sales are limited to select Marketplace vendors. Don’t miss this exciting weekend outdoors with the entire community! It’s a great, affordable family event! For more information, visit www.calabasaspumpkinfestival.com.

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS NIGHT

Do you know the difference between a disaster and an emergency? When you dial 911 in a disaster, it may take several days for an emergency professional to respond. At the Emergency Preparedness Night, you and your family will hear a short, informative talk about best ways to be prepared for a disaster. Knowledgeable City and County professionals will answer questions from the audience and there will be an overview of essential supplies. Attendees can purchase products, receive the most up-to-date literature and sign up for CERT training. Last year’s events succeeded in having 120 more informed neighbors, 40 of whom are now CERT trained, safer and more prepared.

Emergency Preparedness Night will take place October 16 at A.C. Stelle Middle School in Calabasas from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. On October 17, it will be held at Bay Laurel Elementary in Calabasas from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. For more details, please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/departments/public-safety.html.

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CALABASAS WALK-IN FLU CLINIC

The 7th annual Calabasas Walk-In Flu Clinic will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Founders Hall, 200 Civic Center Way, in Calabasas. Free seasonal flu shots are offered on a first come, first served basis, to Calabasas residents only. Flu shots are administered by Passport Health, the largest provider of travel medical/immunization services in the United States. The minimum age to receive a flu shot at the clinic is 6 months. No pets will be allowed on-site for the clinic. Please complete the screening form (available here) prior to arriving. For additional information, please call (818) 224-1600 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/flu.html.

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FREE BULKY ITEM PICK-UP

On Saturday, October 26, there will be a free bulky item pick-up by Waste Management, Inc. for City of Calabasas residents only. Furniture, mattresses, carpet, refrigerators and other appliances can be picked up by scheduling an appointment with Waste Management no later than noon on Friday, October 25. Please call (800) 675-1171 to schedule your appointment or to obtain additional information. Unaccepted items include tires, electronic waste, yard waste, construction material and debris, chemicals and any kind of hazardous waste.

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ROCK LIFE "HAPPY TO BE ME!" PROGRAM LAUNCH

October is Anti-Bullying month, and Rock Life, in partnership with the Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center will present its "Happy to Be ME!" program launch.  Come connect with community leaders, Rock Life leadership, and youth self-esteem coach, Valerie Sheppard for a fun and educational experience. This event will take place on Friday, October 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at AHCCC. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth 17 and younger. You will hear form youth speakers, performers and community leaders; learn the Happy to Be ME! 4-step process that can end bullying; and support the Calabasas Proclamation to Ban Bullying. Each ticket purchased will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a weekend getaway in Las Vegas, as well as other prizes.

Parents, also mark your calendars for the Rock Life Fireside Chat taking place on Wednesday, October 30 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at AHCCC. For details and information about any of the Rock Life programs, visit www.mrocklife.org or call (818) 880-2993. 

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RESIDENTAL ROOM RENTALS

Consistent with a nationwide trend, Calabasas has a high percentage of residents who work out of their homes. Home based businesses are permitted, but regulated under Municipal Code 17.12.115 Home Occupations, to assure that the business activity does not interfere with the quiet enjoyment of residential neighborhoods. Recently, a new business type has emerged that is not considered compatible with residential neighborhoods. These are “bed and breakfast” overnight accommodations (room rentals) in single family homes throughout the City. Such commercial uses generate traffic, noise and disruption to neighboring properties. If you believe that a property is being used for such purposes, please let a City Code Enforcement Officer know by calling (818) 224-1600. All referrals are kept strictly confidential.

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AUTO DEALERSHIP REMODEL

The former Volvo auto dealership is currently undergoing an extensive remodel in order to be converted to a Mini auto dealership. Project approvals were granted by the Planning Commission on November 15, 2012 to remodel the existing Volvo dealership into a sleek and modern looking Mini dealership. The City’s Architectural Review Panel praised the new design as a major improvement to the existing building’s design, and one that will enhance the 101 Scenic Corridor. The proposed Mini auto dealership embraces a truly modern design by utilizing high quality building materials and clean lines. The focal point of the new auto dealership will be the floating glass box over the front entrance that will showcase Mini’s latest models. Demolition work to prepare the building for the remodel began early September, and the entire project is expected to be completed in early 2014. Once completed, the Mini brand will be sold exclusively at their new dealership and the BMW brand will be sold exclusively at its current location just down the way on Calabasas Road. (Note: Vehicles on the side of the building were not approved).

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ENTER THE RECYCLING AWARENESS DRAWING CONTEST

Calabasas Elementary and Middle-school students are invited to submit hand-created drawings for a chance to be included in the 2014 Community Recycling Awareness Calendar. This is an annual drawing contest hosted by the Calabasas Environmental Commission. The theme this year is “Benefits of Litter Prevention in Protecting Wildlife.” Submit your entry now until November 1 at Calabasas City Hall. Drawings must be done on 8 ½” x 11” format in landscape orientation. Fourteen winners will be chosen based on the creativity and theme of their illustration. The winning drawings will be printed in the 2014 City of Calabasas Community Recycling Awareness calendar, with the first-place winner’s drawing as the cover. All fourteen winners will receive a $25 gift certificate. For additional information, call (818) 224-1600.

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REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2014 WINTER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Register now for the 2014 Winter Youth Basketball League! Stop by Juan Bautista de Anza Park to sign your child up for this fun and exciting league. Ages are 5-16 and the sign-ups are ongoing until divisions are full. The cost is $145, which includes full uniform, team and individual pictures, trophy, and officials. League play runs January 4 to March, 2014. Space is filling up fast, so sign up today!

Parents, we need your help! Please volunteer to coach! For details and information, contact Lana Wilhelm at (818) 880-6461 or lwilhelm@cityofcalabasas.com.

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SIGN UP FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL CALABASAS CLASSIC

There is still time to register for the 2013 Calabasas Classic 5k/10k Runs! The 10th Annual Calabasas Classic, benefiting the Talbert Family Foundation, will be held on Sunday, November 10 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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GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT EVENT

Drop, Cover and Hold during the Great California ShakeOut event on Thursday, October 17. At 10:17 a.m., millions of people will participate in this high-profile, disaster preparedness drill. It provides a perfect opportunity for Calabasas families and businesses to make sure they are ready for potentially disruptive earthquakes. A full calendar of ShakeOut activities is available online at www.shakeout.org. The drill and other Shakeout activities are being organized to inspire people to prepare for future possible large and damaging earthquakes and to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes. Local officials will be participating in the ShakeOut and anyone can register their participation on the official Great California ShakeOut website.  For additional information, please visit www.shakeout.org. 

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN OCTOBER

Calabasas Library is offering a lot of terrific programs for students, children and adults this month! Check out the complete October Calendar of Events for a program that's right for you.

The Pumpkin Patch Story Time is a great program for young children. The Children's Librarian reads, sings and entertains children. This month, there will be new hours and age groups. Children 0-3 years will meet on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. Children 3-6 years will meet on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. All Story Times are held in the Children's Reading Room.

Is your child's reading going to the dogs? Let's hope so! Bring your new and emerging reader (grades K-3) to the Library on Saturday, October 5 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. Taking place from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., each child will have 15 minutes to read to a dog. Sign-ups begin at 11:00 a.m.

Learn about Food Safety at Noon on Thursday, October 10. Laurel Eu, Public Affairs Specialist with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will present information regarding food and food safety.

On Thursday, October 24 at Noon, the Calabasas Historical Society will share a two volume report from the 1860 United States Census, a recent acquisition to the Ruth Loring Collection. There will be discussion of the distribution of the population at the time of the Civil War, including a look at the slave/non-slave population.

There will be a special presentation on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. Osteoarthritis Geraldine Navarro, MD, UCLA rheumatologist, will discuss the symptoms and diagnostic of osteoarthritis and will explore treatment options, including lifestyle modifications. To RSVP for this presentation, please call (800) 516-5323.

Are you a film fanatic? If so, plan on meeting at the Library on Wednesday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m.

With school back in session, keep in mind that the Library is offering their Love to Learn Tutoring Program most Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Viewpoint Advanced Placement and Honors high school students will be tutoring elementary school age children in the Children's Library, free of charge. The complete tutoring schedule can be found here.

Students can also get tutoring help most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Study Buddies program allows Calabasas elementary and middle school students to get free help with homework and study skills from high school students.  For students in grades 9-12, Peer Counseling in is available. Stop by the Library between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays to get help on math, English, or the latest school project.

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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TRUNK-OR-TREAT AT AHCCC

Come out to the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center (AHCCC) on Halloween for some trick-or-treating fun! The 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat will be going from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 31. Dress up your little ones in their costumes and trick-or-treat from the trunks of local businesses who have decorated vehicles for the occasion. Enjoy popcorn, drinks, games a “Foggy Forest” and of course, candy! Admission is free to the public. You won’t want to miss this spooktacular event! For more information, call (818) 880-2993.

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FREE LIVE REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN SHOW

Fans of all things slithery and scaly are invited to attend the Live Reptile and Amphibian Show at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center on Sunday, October 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Guest speakers from Cal State Northridge, the National Park Service, Southwestern Herpetologists Society and UCLA will be speaking at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Topics include California newts, venomous reptiles, desert lizards and the re-introduction of the California red-legged frog.

“We are very excited about sharing our love, knowledge and respect for reptiles and amphibians,” said Sharon Shingai, chairperson of the Southwestern Herpetologists Society’s Junior Herpers group. “We cordially invite all who are interested to explore the fascinating world of herpetology.”

In addition to the special presentations, members of the group will be available throughout the event displaying approximately 100 live animals. Visitors are invited to touch most of the animals with two fingers.

Eleven-year-old herpetologist and accomplished photographer Nick Hess will display his photographs inside the visitor center.

The event is co-sponsored by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, National Park Service, Southwestern Herpetologists Society and Western National Parks Association. For more information, call 805-370-2302.

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NATURE OF WILDWORKS ANNUAL BENEFIT "WILD IN THE CITY"

The Nature of Wildworks Annual Benefit "Wild In the City" is almost here and you're invited! The event will take place on Sunday, October 13 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Pacific Palisades. This annual fundraiser was created to support all the animals at The Nature of Wildworks, as well as the outreach educational programs. Tickets are $85 per person. You will see a variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles up close and personal! There will be a silent auction, opportunities to purchase custom Wildworks merchandise, and scrumptious hors d’ oeuvres from My Sister and I Catering. Wine, beer, and cocktails will also be available.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit www.natureofwildworks.org/.

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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 (October 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 (October 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.

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NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and it is an opportunity to engage public and private sector stakeholders – especially the general public – to create a safe, secure, and resilient cyber environment. Everyone has to play a role in cybersecurity. Constantly evolving cyber threats require the engagement of the entire nation — from government and law enforcement to the private sector and most importantly, the public.

Cyberspace is woven into the fabric of our daily lives and the world is more interconnected today than ever before. We enjoy the benefits and convenience that cyberspace provides as we shop from home online, bank using our smart phones, and interact with friends from around the world through social networks. The Department of Homeland Security is committed to raising cybersecurity awareness across the nation and to working across all levels of government, the private sector, and internationally to protect against and respond to cyber incidents.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center. Through a series of events and initiatives across the country, National Cyber Security Awareness Month engages public and private sector partners to raise awareness and educate Americans about cybersecurity, and increase the resiliency of the Nation and its cyber infrastructure. For more information, visit www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month

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HAVE YOUR NEXT 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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ARTIST ALLEY AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

Every six weeks, the Tennis & Swim Center features a local artist to display their beautiful work. The current artist is Joan Foster. Joan will be displaying her beautiful oil paintings until October 26.

Beginning October 26, artist Julie Buckley will be displaying her artwork at the Tennis & Swim Center. Stop by and take a look at each of these artists' incredible work. For additional information, please call Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782, ext. 113.   

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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 (check the CTV Guide for playback days and times), through live online web-streaming, or watch any meeting or TV program on demand through the CTV archive. CTV programming is also available on the Calabasas3 YouTube Channel!

Check out this new show on CTV:

CALABASAS TEEN FORUM: SOCIAL MEDIA
A panel of teens discuss the pros and cons of social media.  How much time they spend on-line and how it affects their home, school and social lives.

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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 October, please visit our City Calendar Page.

That’s all for this month.

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