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AUGUST 2016 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY  
CATCH A RIDE ON THE BEACH BUS
SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES: ENJOY TWO CONCERTS THIS MONTH!
OLD FASHION FAMILY CAMPOUT & MOVIE UNDER THE STARS
LIBRARY EVENTS AUGUST
BACK TO SCHOOL AT THE CALABASAS KLUBHOUSE PRESCHOOL
CHS TRIBUTE GAME TO FIREFIGHTERS & FIRST RESPONDERS OF THE OLD FIRE
BEST WISHES TO DAN HUNCKE
PEV CHARGING STATION RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
BACK TO SCHOOL POOL PARTY AT THE TSC
REGISTER FOR THE WINTER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE
GET YOUR TICKETS FOR CALABASAS DODGER NIGHT
  ECO-FRIENDLY CAR WASHING TIPS 
CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - AUGUST UPDATES
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
HAVE A GREAT EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
OPPORTUNITIES WITH MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

DATES TO REMEMBER

August 2016 5 - Old Fashioned Campout & Movie Under the Stars

6 - E-Waste Collection

7 - Sun Sets: Fantastic Diamond

10 - PEV Charging Station Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

10 - City Council Meeting

15 - Senior Center Members: Registration Open for Fall Classes & Excursions (Savvy Seniors)

18 - Calabasas Residents (Non-Members of Senior Center): Open Registration for Fall Classes & Excursions (Savvy Seniors)

18 - Registration Begins for Winter Youth Basketball League

19 - Back to School Pool Party at TSC

20 - E-Waste Collection

24 - Calabasas Klubhouse Preschool - First Day of School

24 - LVUSD - First Day of School

24 - Non-Residents: Open Registration for Fall Classes & Excursions (Savvy Seniors)

24 - City Council Meeting

28 - Sun Sets: New West Symphony Presents - Jim Grinta


September 2016 2 - CHS Tribute Game to Firefighters & First Responders of the Old Fire

3 - E-Waste Collection


5 - Labor Day - City Hall Closed

6 - Calabasas Dodgers Night

10 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

14 - City Council Meeting

17 - E-Waste Collection

28 - City Council Meeting

LVUSD SCHOOLS ARE BACK IN SESSION BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24.



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CATCH A RIDE ON THE BEACH BUS

The beach is a great place to spend the summer - and we want to take you there! The Summer Beach Bus offers residents a ride to Zuma for just $2 each way. The Beach Bus runs until August 19 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (excluding holidays). Exact change and photo ID are required. The Beach Bus is a public service to provide transportation to Zuma Beach, but please note that there is no supervision once at the beach, aside from on-duty lifeguards. For the Beach Bus schedule, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/beachbus.html

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SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES: ENJOY TWO CONCERTS THIS MONTH!

The Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake proudly presents two exciting concerts this month! On Sunday, August 7, Fantastic Diamond will take you on an incredible musical journey through 40 years of Neil Diamond's greatest hits. Then on Sunday, August 28, New West Symphony presents principal trumpet Jim Grinta leading Grammy-winning studio musicians in a concert of jazz arrangements of scores from your favorite Hollywood movies.

All concerts in the Sun Sets Concert Series 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). Free park and ride shuttle service from the Calabasas Civic Center (100 Civic Center Way) will run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The concert series features field seating on grass and guests are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs.  There is limited fixed seating available on a first come - first serve basis (kindly reserve for those in need). Guests are welcome to bring a picnic or purchase light refreshments at the site (cash only). Barbeques or other heating devices are not permitted. For more information, please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/sunsets.html.

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OLD FASHION FAMILY CAMPOUT & MOVIE UNDER THE STARS

Double the event and double the fun! Sign up to join us for our Old Fashion Family Campout and Movie Under the Stars! It will be happening from Friday, August 5 to Saturday, August 6! You'll be pitching your tent, playing games, watching The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, eating smores, and singing campfire songs at Juan de Anza Park in Calabasas. Fall asleep to the sounds of nature and wake up to the smell of delicious pancakes! Saturday we will get energized with a morning nature hike with the Calabasas City staff.

Don't procrastinate! This event has sold out the past four years. The Campout begins at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, the Movie Under the Stars will begin at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children fourteen years and under, and free for children three years and under. For information, contact Raine at (818) 222-2782 or lkishimoto@cityofcalabasas.com.

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN AUGUST

Have you signed up for the monthly Calabasas Library e.News yet? It's easy to do - just visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/email-notification.html to sign up and begin receiving Library e.News directly to your inbox each month!

To find out which exciting events and activities are happening at the Library in August, visit this month's edition of Library e.News: www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/enews/2016/august.html. Get details on all the fun Summer Reading Program events, children's programs, adult classes and more - all happening this summer!

Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/calendar/library/calendar-of-events.html for a complete list of all Library events throughout the year.

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BACK TO SCHOOL AT THE CALABASAS KLUBHOUSE PRESCHOOL

Are you looking for a fun, nurturing, and rewarding preschool environment for your child? At the Calabasas Klubhouse Preschool, children learn self-confidence, self-respect, and a sense of caring for others. The  goal of the teachers and staff is to develop the whole child by presenting a balanced program that fosters physical, emotional and intellectual growth in each student. They provide activities that stimulate curiosity, lead to discovery, build self-esteem and encourages mastery within a healthy and safe environment.

The Calabasas Klubhouse Preschool is based on a developmental curriculum and an academic approach in preparation for kindergarten. The staff and teachers recognize that each child develops cognitively, emotionally, physically, and socially at his/her own pace. They are dedicated to meeting each child's individual needs and adapting their approach to support this goal. In addition to the daily curriculum, several enrichment programs are offered. The Calabasas Klubhouse Preschool is state-licensed for ages 18 months to 5 years of age. It is located on 11.8 acres and is security gated to maintain a protected environment.

The fall school year begins on Wednesday, August 24. For information on enrolling your child for the 2016/2017 school year, visit www.calabasasklubhousepreschool.com or call (818) 222-9791. Spaces are limited.

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CHS TRIBUTE GAME TO FIREFIGHTERS & FIRST RESPONDERS OF THE OLD FIRE

The Calabasas High School football team is gearing up for their opening home game scheduled for Friday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. They will be playing against Salesian High School. In addition to raising the CIF Championship banner that night, they will also be honoring the firefighters and first responders of the Old Fire that burned through Calabasas in June. Thanks to the heroic efforts of over 400 L.A. County firefighters from all over the Southland, Air Ops, the Office of Emergency Management, and orderly evacuations by the Sheriff’s Department, there were no injuries and no residences were damaged. CHS wants to take the opportunity to show these brave individuals how much they are appreciated!

CHS will be providing a pregame BBQ and small ceremony to the firefighters, sheriffs and first responders, followed by a big half time ceremony for all to enjoy. Get your game tickets and join the community as we say "thank you" to all the heroic men and women who protected our city!

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BEST WISHES TO DAN HUNCKE

Dan Huncke, the Recreation Services Manager at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, has moved on to a new venture after 22 years of being at TSC. He has accepted the position as Director of Community Services for the City of Avalon. We wish him well during this very exciting time in his career. We appreciate his many years of service and he will be greatly missed by all of us at the City.

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PEV CHARGING STATION RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

Please join the Mayor of Calabasas and members of the City Council in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The City of Calabasas will now make it easier for Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) users to drive and charge throughout the community. The City has begun the installation of a PEV Charging Station for public use. The station will be located at the City Hall parking lot and is being installed as part of the City’s efforts to promote alternate energy sources.

PEVs contain internal rechargeable battery packs that are charged through electric energy. Electric Vehicles provide multiple benefits to local residents by providing cleaner air, fuel cost savings and a reduced reliance on imported oil. In addition, PEV have lower maintenance costs and require less visits to the maintenance shop because they rely on sturdy electric motors, fewer moving parts, and they have no internal combustion engine.

The City of Calabasas is hoping to encourage local businesses and other non-residential buildings to install more PEV Stations for customers, employees and public use. PEV stations will provide additional benefits to employees by allowing them to charge their vehicles while at work. Customers are more likely to spend a longer time at businesses if their car is charging. Additionally PEV stations will provide drivers a higher sense of security by closing the gap between charging stations.

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BACK TO SCHOOL POOL PARTY AT THE TSC

If we must say good-bye to summer break, let’s do it in style! Join us at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center for our Back to School Pool Party on Friday, August 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bring all your friends to party pool side with FREE open swim, music, games, challenges, and cool prizes! For more information, please contact Raine Kishimoto at (818) 222-2782 or email at lkishimoto@cityofcalabasas.com.

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REGISTER FOR THE WINTER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Registration for the Winter Youth Basketball League will open on August 18. Sign up online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofcalabasasrec or onsite at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road in Calabasas. Sign-ups for boys and girls ages 5-15 are ongoing until divisions are full. League play runs January through March, 2017. All players, with the exception of 5-6 year old Tiny Tots, must get evaluated to be drafted onto a team. Tiny Tot players will be placed onto a team based on request or school they attend. Please check evaluation schedule at www.cityofcalabasas.com/recreation.html. League fee is $155 which includes full uniform, pictures and award. For more information please contact De Anza Park at 818-880-6461.

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GET YOUR TICKETS FOR CALABASAS DODGER NIGHT

Get your tickets today for this year's City of Calabasas Dodger Night! Join us at Dodger Stadium Tuesday, September 6 as the Los Angeles Dodgers play the Arizona Diamondbacks. Game time is set for 7:10 p.m. with Mayor James R. Bozajian throwing out the first pitch at 6:55 p.m. Specially discounted tickets are available in the reserved level and are priced at $12 (preferred reserve) and $15 (infield reserve). Tickets are available at City Hall, Juan Batista de Anza Park, and the Tennis and Swim Center.

Come celebrate the magic at Dodger Stadium! For more information, call (818) 880-6461.

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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 100 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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CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - AUGUST UPDATES

The Calabasas Senior Center (300 Civic Center Way) is open and ready for the more than 75 classes scheduled for the Fall session. The Fall Recreation Brochure will be available August 10 and can be picked up at the Calabasas Senior Center, the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, and Juan Batista de Anza Park. It will be delivered by mail to Calabasas residents.

Registration for classes and excursions will take place in stages, depending on whether or not you are a Calabasas resident and also whether or not you have become a member of the Senior Center.

  • On Monday, August 15 at 9:00 a.m., paid members of the Calabasas Senior Center will be able to register for classes and excursions. If registering online, member discount applies after check-out.

  • On Thursday, August 18 at 9:00 a.m., Calabasas residents (who are not members of the Senior Center) will be able to register for classes and excursions. If registering online, resident discount will apply after check-out.

  • On Wednesday, August 24 at 9:00 a.m., non-residents of Calabasas will be able to register for classes and excursions.

How To Register Online:
It is necessary to create an account prior to registering for classes. To set up your account, visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofcalabasasrec and click on the "Create and Account" link. You will then be prompted to enter your information and create a password. If you already have an account, simply "Sign In" and begin your search for classes.

Now that our beautiful new Calabasas Senior Center is open, there will be additional events, clubs and recreation opportunities that will be added throughout the year. The Calabasas Senior Center includes state-of-the-art classrooms, lounges, art room, demonstration kitchen, sports room and a game room, providing a meeting place for men and women to socialize with other seniors in the community.

Please call (818) 224-1777 for information about registration for Savvy Senior programming or to become a member of the Calabasas Senior Center.

E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

The City of Calabasas organizes two free monthly electronic waste collection events. On the first Saturday of the month (August 6, 2016), 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 (August 20, 2016) at the El Camino 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

The Calabasas Tennis and Swim offers two intimate rooms and beautiful patio overlooking the tennis courts for your private event. They provide the absolute best service for every event from birthday parties, graduations, school/team parties and retirement parties. In addition the Center has the superb catering services to offer guests, Atmosphere Events & Catering. Atmosphere is your one-stop shop for the finest food, excellent service, menu planning, staffing, rentals and décor. Everybody has the right to a great event! For more information, contact Trish Shaheen at (818) 222-2782 x 113 or visit www.calabasastsc.com.

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OPPORTUNITIES WITH MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST

Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) is a non-profit land trust dedicated to preserving natural land in the Santa Monica Mountains through restoration, education and land acquisition. Founded in 1981, MRT collaborates with government agencies in an ongoing effort to maintain a cooperative relationship between urbanization and native land.

There are some great opportunities to get involved with MRT this month! To register for any of these events, please sign up by visiting www.mountainstrust.org.

Saturday, August 13, 9:00 a.m.: Potrero Creek Restoration - Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa
Help plant, weed, and water oak trees and other native plants at our restoration site at Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park. Meet at W. Potrero Road and Briar Avenue. Bring a hat, water, snack and wear sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Reservations are required. Visit www.mountainstrust.org or call (818) 591-1701, ext. 203.

Saturday, August 27, 9:00 a.m.: Habitat Restoration - Crayfish Removal Open House
Join us at our Crayfish Removal Open House to learn about the importance of the Santa Monica stream ecosystem. This will involve trapping invasive crayfish, recording data, and removing trash in the streams of the Malibu Creek Watershed. Reservations are required. Visit www.mountainstrust.org or call (818) 591-1701, ext. 203.

To learn more about Mountains Restorations Trust, visit www.mountainstrust.org.

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LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS

The PAECs - Calabasas & Agoura Hills

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?
Watch it on CTV
Author's Night
Calabasas, A Living History
Calabasas Teen Forum
City News
City Spotlight
Library Bound
Library Specials
Preview, Eye on the Arts
Pumpkin Patch Storytime
Special Events
The Buzz
Your City, Your Issues

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

THIS MONTH'S FEATURED PROGRAM:
CALABASAS TEEN FORUM: GENDER EQUALITY

On this episode of Calabasas Teen Forum, teens discuss gender equality on the Calabasas High School campus, the definition of "feminism" and how gender is seen in various fields of study; music, sports and around the world.

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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, please visit our City Calendar Page.

That’s all for this month.

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