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NOVEMBER 2016 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY  
EVERY VOTE COUNTS!
MAYOR BOZAJIAN'S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
CHANGE IN PUBLIC COUNTER HOURS FOR PLANNING SERVICES
LOCAL CUB SCOUTS SEEKING DONATIONS FOR DISABLED VETERANS BY NOVEMBER 3
LIBRARY EVENTS IN NOVEMBER
THERE'S STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE CALABASAS CLASSIC RUN!
MATTRESS SALE FUNDRAISER
SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION FOR THE 2016 CARL GIBBS ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
  SIGN UP TO HAVE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - NOVEMBER UPDATES
CALABASAS KLUBHOUSE PRESCHOOL RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER: CORNER BAKERY
YOU ARE INVITED TO THE LOST HILLS SHERIFF'S STATION OPEN HOUSE
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
HAVE A GREAT EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
OPPORTUNITIES WITH MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
TIME TO CLEAN YOUR RAIN GUTTERS
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

DATES TO REMEMBER

November 2016 5 -  E-Waste Collection

5 - Lost Hills Sheriff's Station Open House

5 & 6 - Weekend Early Voting

6 - Daylight Saving Time Ends (2:00 a.m.)

6 - Calabasas Classic Runs


8 - Special Election - Consolidated with LA County

9 - City Council Meeting


11 - Veterans' Day (City Hall Closed)

12 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

12 - Mattress Sale Fundraiser

16 -
Calabasas Mayor's State of the City Address

19 -
E-Waste Collection

23 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

24 - Thanksgiving Day (City Hall Closed)

25 - Day After Thanksgiving (City Hall Closed)

30 -
City Council Meeting/Council Reorganization


30 - Deadline to Submit Nomination for the Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award

December 2016 1 - Change to Public Counter Hours

3 - E-Waste Collection


3 - Breakfast with Santa

10 - Antiques Collectibles & Rummage Sale

11 - 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)



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EVERY VOTE COUNTS!

Election Day is almost here! Make your voice heard during the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election! To find your polling location, or for other election questions, visit www.LAVote.net

Won't be able to visit your polling place on November 8? Here are some other options:

Vote by Mail Drop Off
Now through Monday, November 7, you can submit your Vote by Mail ballot in the secure VBM Ballot Drop-Off Box in the reception area at Calabasas City Hall. It's a safe and convenient way to drop off your VBM ballot for the November 8 Presidential General Election! Remember, if you're registered to vote anywhere in LA County, in addition to Calabasas City Hall, numerous sites will serve as drop-off locations for you to be sure that your VBM ballot is delivered securely. For more information, please visit: http://cityofcalabasas.com/elections/2016-specialelection/VBM-Drop_Off.pdf

Early Voting
Early Voting has begun and is available to every registered voter Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk CA 90650 - 3rd floor.

Weekend Early Voting
Weekend Early Voting will also be available November 5 and 6 between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Any registered voter can visit any Weekend Early Voting location. Weekend Early Voting locations include: West Covina City Hall, West Los Angeles College, North Hollywood Regional Library, El Camino College and Antelope Valley College. L.A. County's Norwalk HQ will also be available for Weekend Early Voting.

Every vote counts!

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MAYOR BOZAJIAN'S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

Mayor James R. Bozajian will be presenting the 19th Annual Calabasas State of the City Address on Wednesday, November 16 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. Check-in will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the speech will begin at 7:00 p.m. Mayor Bozajian will be reviewing the City's accomplishments from the past year and outlining goals for the future. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP or for questions about this event, contact Angie Henderson at (818) 224-1607 or ahenderson@cityofcalabasas.com

The State of the City Address will be videotaped and shown on CTV, The Calabasas Channel. Replays of the speech will also be available on-demand from the City website.

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CHANGE IN PUBLIC COUNTER HOURS FOR PLANNING SERVICES

Beginning December 1, 2016, the Planning counter services will no longer be available 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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LOCAL CUB SCOUTS SEEKING DONATIONS FOR DISABLED VETERANS BY NOVEMBER 3

Join Cub Scout Pack 333 Calabasas in supporting disabled veterans! These 2nd grade Bay Laurel students need your help. They will be collecting items for our American Heroes and are seeking donations to benefit America's disabled veterans. Now through Thursday, November 3, you can drop off donations at Calabasas City Hall or the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center. Items requested are: gift cards, bus tokens, sleeping bags, sweaters, baseball caps, snack food items, candy, knit caps, large print crossword puzzles, toiletry items, t-shirts, sweatpants, flip-flops, and blankets.

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN NOVEMBER

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

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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THERE'S STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE CALABASAS CLASSIC RUN!

Get your sneakers on and join us as we celebrate community, fitness, and fun! Hosted by the Community Center Alliance, the Calabasas Classic Run will take place on Sunday, November 6. There will be a timed 5k and 10k run course and a 1 mile Fun Run through the beautiful roads of Calabasas. Competitive and non-competitive runners will enjoy the challenging course ending with a post-run party expo. The race will begin and end at Calabasas City Hall, 100 Civic Center Way. There is still time to register! Just visit www.calabasasclassicrun.com for details on how to sign up!

The Community Center Alliance's goal is to raise funds to support the programs, activities, and services provided by the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. For more information about this not-for-profit organization, visit www.calabasasclassicrun.com or www.ahccc.org.

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MATTRESS SALE FUNDRAISER

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center is hosting its annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser benefiting the Community Center and Agoura High School's Charger Club on Saturday, November 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.! There will be a huge showroom of brand new mattresses on display from Simmons, Serta, Sealy, Gel Active and Tempur-pedic. You are invited to "test sleep" the mattresses at the event and pick one out for yourself or a loved one. These mattresses are exactly the same as those found at Macy's and Mattress Firm but you'll save 50% below retail! So come on out to the Community Center (27040 Malibu Hills Rd) to support the Charger Club and your Community Center!

SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION FOR THE 2016 CARL GIBBS ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

Nominations for the 2016 Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award are being accepted until Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

The Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award is a symbol of commitment to California’s environment. The award honors a wide array of individuals, businesses, municipalities, government agencies, organizations, institutions, all working to benefit our environment. The Award recognizes voluntary activities by companies and organizations, big or small, private or non-profit, for work done in the City of Calabasas and in surrounding communities that result in cleaner air or water, less waste, less traffic, conservation of energy and natural resources, efficient and water conserving landscaping, or reduced use of hazardous materials, etc. Furthermore, the Award honors those organizations that demonstrate exceptional commitment or innovation above and beyond their primary mission.

The Award is given by the City of Calabasas Environmental Commission and will be presented during a future meeting at City Hall. In selecting the recipients, the Commission will consider:

- Measurable improvements to environmental quality
- Ongoing or long-term environmental benefits
- Creativity and innovation in technology or approach
- Model achievements
- Demonstrating a solid commitment to protecting the environment
- Involving employees, governmental officials and/or community members in an environmental project
- Showing a commitment to the public's best interests
- Reaching out in an effective manner to stakeholders
- Taking definitive steps to prevent pollution
- Minimizing costs or demonstrating a payback on investments

Nominations for the Award are welcomed from individuals, companies, government agencies, consultants, educators, researchers and students. When selecting recipients, the Commission considers measurable improvements to environmental quality, creativity, environmental achievements, commitment to protecting the environment, promoting community involvement and other core values of the Award. A nomination form is available on City of Calabasas website at www.cityofcalabasas.com/environmental/pdf/nomination-form.pdf.

Please mail or e-mail nominations by Wednesday, November 30, 2016 to:

City of Calabasas
100 Civic Center Way 
Calabasas, CA 91302-3172
Attn: Alex Farassati
E-mail: afarassati@cityofcalabasas.com

For past Award recipients, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/environmental/carl-gibbs.html.

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SIGN UP TO HAVE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Bring the family to the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center and 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. The cost is $10 per child ages 4-12, $15 for anyone over 13 years old, and children 3 and younger are free. Prices include holiday music, pancake breakfast, crafts, prizes and a picture with Santa! PLEASE REGISTER ON SITE AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2016. Seating and space is limited. 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.

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CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - NOVEMBER UPDATES

The Calabasas Senior Center is truly a “happening place” now that classes are in full session, and interest clubs are meeting regularly. With a membership of almost 490 men and women, we encourage seniors living in Calabasas to consider joining the Center before the winter session of classes and excursions begin. Since members are entitled to priority registration, they are more likely to get enrolled successfully in their favorite classes and excursions. Members are also eligible to enjoy social events held several times throughout the year, and they have unlimited access to use the CSC facility. Please call (818) 224-1777 for more information about membership.

In between your art classes, do you feel like painting? Would you like to practice what you learned in oil painting or watercolor class? Then “Open Paint Time” is for perfect for you! The Calabasas Senior Center has Open Paint times scheduled for our second floor art room several times a week: Mondays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Fridays from 9:00 a.m.- noon, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. There is no need to make a reservation with the staff or front desk. Just come to the CSC and enjoy painting during the scheduled days and times.

Grab a few friends or make some new ones when you come to the CSC for “Open Card Play”. You can have fun while you practice your Mah Jongg, Bridge and Canasta skills. Open Card Play is scheduled for the first floor Card Room on Mondays, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m - 11:45 a.m. There is no need to make a reservation with the staff or front desk. Just come to the CSC and enjoy playing card games during the scheduled days and times.

Look for the Winter Calabasas Recreation Brochure, coming soon! Ready the first week or so of December, it will be delivered to all homes in Calabasas and available at the Calabasas Senior Center and City Hall. Registration for classes and excursions will take place mid-to-late December.

A day trip is planned on December 12 to Carrara’s Restaurant in Moorpark for a fun-filled cooking demonstration. A three-course lunch, including gnocchi, a hearty soup, and a Tiramisu-style dessert will be prepared by Damiano Carrera, the chef/owner of the restaurant. You may register for the class online or in person at the Calabasas Senior Center. The name of the class is “Sweet Taste of Italy”, the Code is 8013.401, and the price is $82.00 for members or Calabasas residents and $100 for non-residents. Please call (818) 224-1777 for more information or assistance in registering for this fun field trip.

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

RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER FOR THE CALABASAS KLUBHOUSE PRESCHOOL

Join the Calabasas Klubhouse Preschool at Corner Bakery in Calabasas on Wednesday, November 30 anytime from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and help raise money for the school! Simply present this flyer at time of purchase and Corner Bakery will donate 15% of your purchase back to the Calabasas Klubhouse! Flyer can be presented physically or digitally. Catering and to-go orders also qualify. So take the day off cooking on November 30, enjoy delicious food from Corner Bakery, and help support the Calabasas Klubhouse!

Corner Bakery
4776 Commons Way
Calabasas, CA 9130
www.cornerbakerycafe.com
(818) 876-7340

For more information about the preschool program or for questions about this fundraiser, call (818) 222-9791 or visit www.calabasasklubhousepreschool.com

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE LOST HILLS SHERIFF'S STATION OPEN HOUSE

The Lost Hills Sheriff's Station invites you to attend their Open House on Saturday, November 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will feature displays and interactive activities with the Sheriff's Department units, including:

- Sheriff K-9
- SWAT Team
- Helicopter
- Bomb Squad
- Mounted Enforcement Detail
- Search & Rescue Team
- Recruitment Tent (information for LASD applicants)
- Great fun and activities for the kids!
- Free food and drinks

The Lost Hills Sheriff's Station is located at 27050 Agoura Road in Agoura. For information, call (818) 878-1808.

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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 (November 5, 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 (November 19, 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.

The City of Calabasas holds bi-monthly collections for paint and used oil. On Saturday, November 12, 2016 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.

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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, November 5 - 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, 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 a hat, water, snacks, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: www.mountainstrust.org (818) 591-1701 x203. (3 hours).

Saturday, November 12 - 9:00 a.m. - Newbury Park
Potrero Creek Restoration: It’s planting season and we need your assistance in planting oak trees and other native plants at our restoration site on National Park Service land in Newbury Park. Along with planting, you’ll be helping to maintain the land by removing invasive plants, mulching, and creating cages. Meet at W. Potrero Road and Briar Avenue. Bring a hat, water, snacks, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: www.mountainstrust.org (818) 591-1701 x203. (3 hours)

Saturday, November 19 - 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 9:00 a.m. to noon. Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. 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 a hat, water, snacks, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: www.mountainstrust.org (818) 591-1701 x203. 3hrs. (3 hours)

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TIME TO CLEAN YOUR RAIN GUTTERS

Reminder that it's time to clean out your rain gutters! With the rainy season approaching, it is important for residents to clean their rain gutters to help prevent damage to landscaping and siding, as well as to avoid expensive water damage repairs to home foundations. Gutters should be cleaned at least once per year, twice if there are overhanging trees. Also, be sure to clean clogged gutters after big storms. Clogs often occur where downspouts join the gutter system. Be sure to check these areas closely.

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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:
AUTHOR'S NIGHT: MILTON CHU

MiltonChu

Dr. Milton Chu, an ophthalmologist in Camarillo, California, discusses his novels, "Capri Ripples" and "Telling Stories" at the Calabasas Library with host Karyn Foley.

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

City Hall will be closed on Friday, November 11 in observance of Veterans' Day. City Hall will be closed Thursday, November 24 and 25 in the observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

 

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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