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DECEMBER 2016 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY  
BE A HOMETOWN HERO - BUY A BOOK FOR A CHILD!
CHANGE TO PUBLIC COUNTER HOURS
PICK UP YOUR FREE 2017 CALENDAR TODAY
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THE COMMUNITY CENTER
SIGN UP FOR CERT CLASSES
LIBRARY EVENTS IN DECEMBER
  CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - DECEMBER UPDATES
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
HAVE A GREAT EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
OPPORTUNITIES WITH MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
CAREER FAIR
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

DATES TO REMEMBER

December 2016 1 - Change to Public Counter Hours

3 - E-Waste Collection


3 -
Breakfast with Santa

7 - Reading Festival to Benefit the Literally Healing Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

12 -
AHCCC's 17th Anniversary & Open House

14 - City Council Meeting

17 -  E-Waste Collection


23 - Christmas Eve Observed (City Hall Closed)

26 - Christmas Day Observed (City Hall Closed)

28 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

30 - New Year's Eve Observed (City Hall Closes at Noon)
January 2017 2 - New Year's Day Observed (City Hall Closed)

7 - E-Waste Collection

11 - City Council Meeting

14 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Roud-Up

14 - Antiques, Collectibles & Rummage Sale at AHCCC

16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (City Hall Closed)

18 - City Council Special Meeting - Annual Council Workshop

21 -  E-Waste Collection

25 - City Council Meeting


CITY COUNCIL REORGANIZATION TOOK PLACE ON NOVEMBER 30





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BE A HOMETOWN HERO - BUY A BOOK FOR A CHILD!

Be a hometown hero by buying a book for a child! Join us at Founders Hall (200 Civic Center Way) on Wednesday, December 7 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the 3rd Annual Reading Festival! There will be books, therapy horses, crafts, music and fun! This event is in support of the Literally Healing Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and books purchased will be donated to the program.

There will be heroic guest readers throughout the event such as local fire fighters, sheriffs, Calabasas City Council, LVUSD teachers and staff, and more!

Can't attend on December 7 but you'd still like to help? Purchase new Literally Healing wish list books from Barnes & Noble anytime between December 7 through December 14. Simply provide this code at time of purchase: 12044244. We hope to see you at the Festival! Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library.html for more details.

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CHANGE TO PUBLIC COUNTER HOURS

Beginning December 1, 2016, the Planning counter services will be closed on Fridays; however, planners will be available by appointment on Fridays. For Planning inquiries and submittals, please visit our public counter during regular hours on Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information about the Planning Services Division, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/departments/planning-division.html.

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PICK UP YOUR FREE 2017 CALENDAR TODAY

The winners have been announced! Be sure to pick up your 2017 Calabasas Community Recycling Awareness Calendar to see the winning drawings from youth in the community.

This year’s theme was "Innovation, the Next 25 Years of Recycling in Calabasas" and the City received nearly 1,500 entries! Forty-five Calabasas teachers turned in classroom packets of drawings. Participating teachers each received a $50 gift certificate for their classroom.

The Calabasas Environmental Commission selected fourteen drawings to include in the City’s 2017 calendar. Copies of the calendar have been distributed to schools and they are also available at all city facilities for free. Each winner will make a statement during the December 6 Environmental Commission meeting and will be awarded a $25 gift certificate.

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THE COMMUNITY CENTER

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will be celebrating their 17th Anniversary by offering free access to the facility all day on Monday, December 12. Use the fitness studio, take a class, play basketball or try your hand at rock climbing! AHCCC is located at 27040 Malibu Hills Road in Calabasas. We hope to see you there! Visit www.ahccc.org or call (818) 880-2993 for details.

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SIGN UP FOR CERT CLASSES

Save the date - CERT classes begin Thursday, February 16, 2017! The County of Los Angeles Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training was developed through FEMA to provide basic fire safety and life saving skills. Following a major disaster, police, fire and medical professionals may not be able to meet the demand for emergency medical attention. Residents and neighbors may need to rely upon one another to help with immediate life saving needs, particularly in isolated neighborhoods that may be cut off from the main roads. The CERT classes will teach you how to prepare and respond in these scenarios.

Classes will be held at the Calabasas Founders Hall (behind the library) on Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., February 16, 2017 through April 6, 2017. There is no charge for the classes but all sessions must be attended in order to receive a certificate of completion. If you need to miss a class, that class can be made up at a later time.

To register, call (818) 224-1620 or sign up online at www.fire.lacounty.gov/cert.

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN DECEMBER

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 December, as well as holiday closure dates, visit this month's edition of Library e.News: www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/enews/2016/december.html.

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

CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - DECEMBER UPDATES

Registration for Winter Classes 2017: The Winter Calabasas Recreation Brochure will be available the end of the first week in December at the Calabasas Senior Center, City Hall, Juan Bautista de Anza Park, and delivered directly to Calabasas residents’ mailboxes.

Registration will utilize the Active Network that you can access using your home computer or other electronic devices. Should you need personal assistance to register for classes, you will be able to register at the Senior Center as well.

Dates for Registration - Registration will take place in stages:

  • On Monday, December 12 at 9:00 a.m., paid members of the Calabasas Senior Center will be able to register for classes and excursions.

  • On Wednesday, December 14 at 9:00 a.m., standard registration for Calabasas residents (who are not members of the Senior Center) will be able to register.

  • On Monday, December 19 at 9:00 a.m., non-residents of Calabasas will be able to register for classes and excursions.

Instructions for a step-by-step registration process can be found in the Recreation Brochure. For more information, call the Calabasas Senior Center at (818) 224-1777.

3rd Annual Calabasas Special Speaker Series: Tickets for the 3rd Annual Special Speaker Series will be available on December 5, 2016 online through Active.Net and in person at the Calabasas Senior Center. Tickets are $25 per individual speaking engagement. Coffee, desserts and conversation with the guest speaker will follow each engagement. Scheduled speakers are:

Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman - “Kurdistan: Island of Stability” - Friday, January 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
We are honored to welcome the Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States to speak on the history and culture of the Kurds as well as the current situation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, an area that remains one of the last sanctuaries for ethnic and religious minorities. The Region also hosts more than 1.8 million Syrian refugees and internally displaced Iraqis who have fled violence and genocide. It is interesting to note that the Kurds have a relatively high female participation in government as well as in the combat units of their Peshmerga forces. Kurdistan remains an important partner of the United States and Global Coalition in the war against ISIS. CODE: 8500.101

Dr. Elliot Engel - “A Light History of the English Language” - Friday, February 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand, Professor Engel will tell us how our English language developed, tracing its origins from the Celts and Anglo Saxons. Why does English have more words than any other language? What are its many oddities? Using anecdotes, analysis and large doses of humor, author and scholar Dr. Engel will inform us about this topic that is as near as the tip of our tongues. CODE: 8500.102

Michael McDaniel - “Pirates and Other Perils of the Sea: It’s Dangerous Out There!” - Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Certified maritime law specialist Michael McDaniel takes us inside the adventures, dangers and casualties of international air and ocean transportation. We will no longer take for granted the bounty of products we receive daily from around the world after we hear the exciting and often humorous behind-the-scenes stories of pirates, explosions, fires, smuggling, hurricanes and other perils to our products where the criminal activities alone cost us $50 billion yearly. We will see dramatic photos never seen on TV. CODE: 8500.103

For more information, call (818) 224-1777.

Enjoy the Rose Parade Floats: Have you ever viewed the Rose Parade Floats up close after the New Year’s Day Parade? You can see all the detail in the flower petals and other natural materials, the artistic workmanship and the enormous size of each masterpiece.

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, we will be taking a half day field trip to Pasadena to view the floats within arm’s reach. Stroll at your leisure, smell the roses, and enjoy the floats one by one. Then, we will travel to La Canada Flintridge for a late breakfast on your own at the truly unique Dish Restaurant. The registration Code is 8001.101 and the price is $33.00. The shuttle departs from Juan Bautista de Anza Park at 6:00 a.m. and returns at 1:00 p.m. For more information, call (818) 224-1777.

For more information about the Calabasas Senior Center, visit www.calabasasseniorcenter.com.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

If you signed up last month for Breakfast with Santa, get ready for holiday fun! Join Santa and his elves for a pancake breakfast, crafts, and holiday cheer on Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center. Ticket price includes holiday music, pancake breakfast, crafts, prizes and a picture with Santa! Each table will have assigned seating. All guests (including infants and toddlers) must be paid and registered prior to the event. For more information, please call (818) 222-2782. (Tickets no longer available).

E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

The City of Calabasas organizes two free monthly electronic waste collection events. On the first Saturday of the month (December 3, 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 (December 17, 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 or emailing volunteers@mountainstrust.org

Saturday, December 3 at 9:00 a.m. - Juan Bautista de Anza Park
Calabasas Blue Restoration

Help restore native grasslands in the foothills west of Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas. Native grasses, including purple needlegrass, creeping wildrye and flowering perennials and shrubs, will be planted by volunteers under supervision by MRT tech crew from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. and look for the group on the west side of the park. Parking is limited to street side spaces to avoid impacting parking for park visitors. Bring hat, water, snacks, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Receive community service credit. Reservations required. Call (818) 591-1701 x203 for information. (3 Hours)

Saturday, December 10 at 9:00 a.m. - Tapia Park
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 and removing crayfish and other invasive aquatic species, recording data, and removing trash in the streams of the Malibu Creek Watershed. Receive community service credit. Reservations required. Call (818) 591-1701 x203 for information (2 Hours)

Saturday, December 17 at 9:00 a.m. - Cold Creek Valley Preserve
Cold Creek Valley Restoration

Help restore streamside habitat and oak woodlands along Cold Creek and Dry Creek in the beautiful Cold Creek Valley Preserve. Volunteers will help plant natives along the creek banks under supervision by MRT tech crew from 9am-12pm. Please arrive by 8:45am. We will meet along Stunt road. Follow signs and park off Stunt Rd., 1/8 mile from the intersection with Mulholland Hwy, then we will hike down the valley to the project site. Bring hat, water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools provided. Receive community service credit. Reservations required. Call (818) 591-1701 x203 for information (3 Hours).

CAREER FAIR

Looking for work? Stop by Hire Live's Career Fair on Tuesday, December 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Hilton Hotel, 6360 Canoga Avenue in Woodland Hills, CA. Bring 10-15 resumes, dress professionally and get ready to impress!

Many of the companies at the event offer some of the following:
· Base + Uncapped Commission Pay Structure
· Flexible Work Schedule
· Full Benefits, 401K, Stock Options
· Company Car or Gas Allowances
· President Club Trips & Other Incentives
· Opportunity for Immense Growth
· $70k + 1st Year Salaries

Job Opportunities include:
Inside Sales Reps, Outside Sales Reps, Account Executives, Retail Managers, Account Managers, Insurance Sales, Customer Service, Technical Sales, Sales Managers, Pharmaceutical Sales, Telesales, Sales Trainer, Merchandiser, Mortgage Brokers, Financial Planner, Route Sales, Retail Sales, Retail Management, Human Resources and much more!

Please note that parking will be $8. For more information, contact Erika Cook with Hire Live at (949) 599-1869 or ecook@hirelive.com.

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:
AUTHOR'S NIGHT: LEONARD MORPURGO

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Leonard Morpurgo a Hollywood Publicist, discusses his book ""Of Kings and Queens and Movie Stars - True Revelations of a Hollywood Publicist!" with host, Karyn Foley.

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

City Hall will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26. City Hall will be closing at noon on Friday, December 30.

 

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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