ROCK LIFE ANTI-BULLYING CELEBRITY
out to the 1st Annual Rock Life Anti-Bullying Celebrity
Basketball Game on Saturday, September 7 from 2:00 p.m. to
6:00 p.m. in Calabasas. Mitch “The Rock” Richmond, in
Calabasas Mayor pro Tem David Shapiro, presents The
Launch of Rock Life to redefine strong anti-bullying
awareness campaigns and its proclamation of the ban on
bullying in Calabasas.
“Rock Life is a national movement dedicated to bringing
awareness to the seriousness of bullying and related issues
like depression, eating disorders, obesity, self-mutilation
and suicide. Using multi-media outlets and Entertainment
Therapy, we help participants build self-esteem, create
healthy relationships, and navigate the ups and downs of
life with courage and confidence. The goal is to help youth
feel more self-assured, supported, connected and empowered
to celebrate their lives.”
This event will take place at the
Community Center (AHCCC), 27040 Malibu Hills Road in
Calabasas. Special guests, celebrities, and entertainers
will be announced on the event facebook page,
celebration of the signing of the proclamation against
bullying and naming October Anti-bullying Awareness Month by
the Calabasas City Council, Rock Life announced that the
September 7th Celebrity Basketball Game is FREE
to the community. Mitch Richmond and Rock Life ambassadors
were so overwhelmed by the community support with the
proclamation they want the event to be available and open to
everyone these issue affect. Everyone can come out and
enjoy the pre-game entertainment, a great basketball game
and meet the celebrities for free.
For additional information visit
AHCCC or online at
www.mrocklife.com. Or please
contact Anne Marie at (818) 880-2993,
See you at the game!
SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES
won't want to miss the final concert of the 2013
Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake! Join us on
Sunday, September 15 for a
memorable evening with the innovative ensemble Quattro
& the multi-talented trumpeter Ilya Sergienko. These two
incredibly talented performances will span the world of
classical, jazz, Latin, soul and pop. This concert is presented in partnership with The New West Symphony.
The concert begins at 6:00 p.m., is free to the public, and
located on the Greenbelt at Calabasas Lake with entrance at the
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center (located at 23400 Park
Sorrento). The Sun Sets 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
NEW HOURS FOR THE CALABASAS
LIBRARY BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1
Calabasas Library will have new hours, effective September
1, 2013. The updated hours are as follows:
|| 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
|| 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
|| 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
|| 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
|| 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
|| 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Library will also be closed on Sunday, September 1, 2013
in observance of Labor Day. For additional information,
please contact the Library at (818) 225-7616 or visit
THEME ANNOUNCED FOR THE
COMMUNITY RECYCLING AWARENESS CALENDAR
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
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)
LIBRARY EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER
School is back in session and the
Calabasas Library is offering a lot of terrific programs
for students, children and adults this month! Check out the
September Calendar of Events for a program that's right
Pumpkin Patch Story Time is a great program for young
children. The Children's Librarian reads, sings and
entertains children. Beginning September 13, there will be
new hours and age groups. Children 0-17 months will meet on
Fridays from 11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., children 18 months - 3
years will meet Fridays from 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., and
children 3-6 years old will meet on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.
All Story Times are held in the Children's Reading Room.
As your child heads back to school, 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
Students can also get tutoring help most Tuesdays and
Thursdays, beginning September 24 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30
Study Buddies program allows Calabasas elementary and
middle school students to get free help with homework and
study skills from high school students.
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, September 7 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.
Students in the 4th and 5th grades are invited to
Book Worm Book Club on Wednesday, September 11 at
4:00 p.m. This month's book is The Westing Game by
Ellen Raskin. Students enrolled in the 6th and 7th grades
can join The
Dog-Eared Book Club on Wednesday, September 25
at 4:00 p.m. This month's book is
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Adults
are invited to
2nd Thursday Book Club on Thursday, September 12 at 6:30
p.m. This month's book is The Chaperone by Laura
in these book clubs are free, however, a library card is required to participate.
are invited to stop by the Library for some great events on
Thursdays from Noon - 1:00 p.m. On September 12, Lara
Garibian, MFT Intern, will be presenting a Health and
Wellness Seminar. On September 19, swing by for a relaxing
yoga session with instructor Deanne Wenger, RYT. Just be
sure to bring comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or
towel. No experience is necessary and all are welcome. On
September 26, the
Calabasas Historical Society will be holding a free
Jennings will be discussing the book Bad Company: The
Story of California's Legendary and Actual Stage Robbers,
Bandits, Highwaymen and Outlaws from the Fifties to the
Eighties. The book is by Joseph Henry Jackson and is in
the Historical Society's collection. Learn about interesting
characters such as Rattlesnake Dick, Joaquin Murrieta, Black
Bart, as well as the lawmen who began to bring order to the
Are you a
film fanatic? If so, plan on meeting at the Library on
Wednesday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m. The movie this month
stars Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Jack Palance, and others
in a humorous Western about a Texas millionaire who hires
four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a
For information on any of the above events, please visit
or contact Library Staff at (818) 225-1616.
City of Calabasas organizes
monthly electronic waste collection events. On
the first Saturday of the month (September 7, 2013), an
electronic waste collection will take place at the
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 (September 21, 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)
The City of Calabasas holds
bi-monthly collections for paint and used oil. On
Saturday, September 14, 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.
HAVE A GREAT
EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
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
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 Tomoko Koyama. Tomoko will be
displaying her beautiful paintings now through September
13. She has been featured in many domestic and
international publications and it is a privilege to have
her stunning artwork on display.
Beginning September 15 through October 25, artist Joan
Foster 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.
SEEKING QUALIFIED CITIZENS TO
SERVE ON THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CIVIL GRAND JURY
Are you looking for an
opportunity to make a difference? The Los Angeles
County Superior Court is currently seeking qualified
citizens who are interested in applying for the
Angeles County Civil Grand Jury. The primary
function of the Civil Grand Jury is to investigate
county, city, and joint-power agencies. It acts as
“watch dog” by examining carefully and completely
the operations of
government agencies within Los Angeles County.
Applicants must possess each
of the following qualifications:
• citizen of the United
• at least 18 years of age;
• a resident of Los Angeles County for at least one
• of ordinary intelligence, sound judgment, fair
• working knowledge of the English language.
Applicants must be willing to volunteer 30-40 hours
per week over a period of one year and, if selected,
will earn $60 for each full day of service. The deadline to submit an
application to be a part of the 2014-2015 Civil
Grand Jury is November 25, 2013 and the Jury will be
impaneled on July 1, 2014. For an application
packet, please contact Clara Shortridge Foltz at
(213) 893-1047. For forms and additional
REQUEST A VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT FOR
THE SPECIAL ELECTIONS
Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC)
Dean Logan reminds voters to request a Vote by Mail
ballot by Tuesday, September 10 for the Special
Elections on September 17, 2013. Requesting a Vote by
Mail ballot is easy and can be done
online or by using the back of the official sample
ballot. Registered voters can also apply in person at
the RR/CC’s main office: 12400 Imperial Hwy., 3rd floor,
Room 3002, Norwalk, CA 90650. L.A. County residents who
applied for a Vote by Mail ballot can check the status
of their ballot
special primary elections will take place in Assembly
District 45 and the old Senate District 26, per previous
district boundaries. Cities and neighborhoods
participating in the election include Agoura, Calabasas,
Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Culver City, Encino, Hidden
Hills, Ladera Heights, Los Angeles, North Hills,
Northridge, Reseda, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, View Park,
West Athens and West Hills, Winnetka and Woodland Hills.
For additional information, visit
JOIN THE TOASTMASTERS IN
the thought of public speaking terrify you? Or are you
comfortable speaking in public but want to improve your
skills? Join the Toastmasters in Calabasas! Enhance your
public speaking, leadership and communication skills in a
fun and supportive environment. The group meets on the 2nd
and 4th Wednesdays of each month and it is free to attend.
For questions, meeting location, and to RSVP, please contact
Sandi Sanders at (818) 223-9444, email@example.com. To
learn more about Toastmasters, visit
RESTORATION TRUST EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER
Restoration Trust has a lot happening this month! Walk in
the shade of great oaks on Saturday, September 7 from
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. as you join the Cold Creek Docents at Cold
Creek Preserve-Lower Stunt High Trailhead. Enjoy a morning hike
and delight in the colors of a basin set among craggy peaks.
Bring a snack, water, and wear sturdy shoes. To make
reservations and for more information, call 818-591-9363.
Saturday, September 7, join MRT and
TreePeople at the Cold
Creek Valley Preserve to water newly planted native plants
and remove the pesky non-native ones. Oak acorns, shrubs,
penstemons, roses, and bunch grasses that feed and shelter
wildlife are awaiting your help! Bring a snack, water and
wear sturdy footwear. Register online at
www.mountainstrust.eventbrite.com or call (818)
591-1701, ext. 202 to sign up.
Stream Team Restoration: Come enjoy the outdoors and make a
difference! On Sunday, September 7 from 8:45 a.m. – noon, join
Mountains Restoration Trust and
Heal the Bay to restore
areas of Leo Carrillo State Park. Enjoy the fresh air and
sunshine while helping remove non-native vegetation along
Arroyo Sequit in Leo Carrillo State Park. Bring a snack,
water and wear sturdy footwear. For more information and to
once was a valley where giant oaks held an ecosystem
together. The trees were harvested and the valley had many
experiences; charcoaling kilns, farming, cattle grazing,
movie making. But a white knight rode in: 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 Malibu Creek
State Park planting and caring for oak trees and their
understory plants. Join Mountains Restoration Trust and
TreePeople on Sunday, September 21 from 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
to care for oaks and rebuild a native landscape. Bring a
snack, water and wear sturdy footwear. Receive community
service credit. Reservations required:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 818-591-1701 x202.
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 – on
Sunday, September 22 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., join
Mountains Restoration Trust and TreePeople to care for the
native plants and remove the invasive, non-native ones.
Bring a snack, water and wear sturdy footwear. Receive
community service credit. Directions: entrance is a few
hundred feet from Pacific Coast Highway on Topanga Canyon
Road. Reservations required:
email@example.com or call 818-591-1701 x202.
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 Mountains
Restoration Trust trap and remove crayfish. Great fun for
kids, families, and scout groups! Bring water and wear shoes
that can get muddy. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
from 9:30 a.m. -11:30a.m. To register, visit
www.mrtcrayfish.eventbrite.com. Also available for
groups and special events- call (818) 591-1701 ext 202 to
For a full list of events and additional information, visit
DRAINING YOUR POOL
As summer comes to a close, some Calabasas pool-owners
choose to drain their pools for maintenance. Eventually this
water finds its way into our local creeks and bays, and
water filled with chlorine and other chemicals can cause
unintended damage to the ecosystem. Discharging swimming
pool water into the street is legal only if it has been
dechlorinated/debrominated by halting chemical treatments
for a minimum of 10 days and has been tested prior to
discharge. In order to drain your pool legally and with
1. Drain the water to a sewer line,
2. Use it on your property (i.e. for irrigation) if your
property is large enough to ensure that the runoff will not
encroach on abutting properties.
3. Drain the water to a tank truck.
Also remember to never clean a filter in the street or near
a storm drain. Rinse your cartridge filters onto a dirt
area, and spade the filter residue into soil. Spent
diatomaceous earth cannot be discharged to surface waters,
storm drainage systems, septic systems, or on the ground.
Following these simple guidelines can help you maintain a
clean pool (and green environment) for years to come!
WHAT'S ON CTV?
Be sure to
tune in to CTV on cable channel 3 in Calabasas (check the
for playback days and times),
or watch any meeting or TV program on demand through the
CTV programming is also available on the
Calabasas3 YouTube Channel!
new show on CTV:
On this episode of Your
City, Your Issues, host Laura Nickerson visits
the dedicated fund-raisers and brave cancer
survivors at the annual Relay For Life Calabasas
Event. The 24 hour walk is a fundraiser for
research to find a cure for cancer.
YOUR CITY, YOUR ISSUES:
RELAY FOR LIFE 2013
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