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SEPTEMBER 2016 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
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GET YOUR TICKETS FOR CALABASAS DODGER NIGHT
CHS TRIBUTE GAME TO FIREFIGHTERS & FIRST RESPONDERS OF THE OLD FIRE
PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE (PEV) CHARGING STATION AT CITY HALL
LIBRARY EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER
PUMPKIN FESTIVAL KICK-OFF MIXER
SNAP IS BEING TRANSITIONED TO ALERT LA COUNTY
CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER'S TENNIS SOCIAL CALENDAR
REGISTER FOR THE WINTER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE
SIGN UP FOR CLASSES AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
  ENTER THE ENVIRONMENTAL DRAWING CONTEST
CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - SEPTEMBER 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

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

13 - Pumpkin Festival Kick-Off Event

14 - City Council Meeting

17 - E-Waste Collection

28 - City Council Meeting


28 - Calabasas Klubhouse Preschool Fundraiser at Fresh Brothers

October 2016 1 - Calabasas Klubhouse Preschool Open House

1 -  E-Waste Collection


12 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

15 - E-Waste Collection

15 & 16 - Calabasas Pumpkin Festival

21 - Deadline to Enter Environmental Drawing Contest

22 - Walk-In Flu Clinic

26 - City Council Meeting

30 - MRT's 35th Anniversary & Fundraiser

31 - Trunk or Treat at AHCCC


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GET YOUR TICKETS FOR CALABASAS DODGER NIGHT

Get your tickets 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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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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PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE (PEV) CHARGING STATION AT CITY HALL

The City of Calabasas is making it easier for Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) users to drive and charge in the community. Calabasas Mayor James R. Bozajian, fellow members of the Calabasas City Council, SCAQMD Board Member Judy Mitchell, and representatives of the California Energy Commission took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new public PEV charging station on Wednesday, August 10 at the Calabasas Civic Center.

The station is located in the City Hall parking lot. “The installation of this station is a great step forward in the City’s ongoing goal of encouraging Calabasas residents and businesses to use alternate sources of energy,” said Calabasas City Manager Tony Coroalles.

PEVs contain internal rechargeable battery packs that are charged through electric energy. Electric vehicles provide multiple benefits in the form of cleaner air, lower fuel costs, and reduced reliance on imported oil. In addition, PEVs have lower maintenance costs because they rely on sturdy electric motors, fewer moving parts, and have no internal combustion engines.

The station was funded through a grant entitled “Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure” under the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) by the California Energy Commission and is being administered by the South Coast Air Quality District Management. The City of Calabasas is working to encourage local businesses and other nonresidential buildings to install more PEV stations for employee and public use.

For more information regarding the station, please visit the official website of the South Coast Air Quality Management District at www.aqmd.gov

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER

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 September, visit this month's edition of Library e.News: www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/enews/2016/september.html. Get details on upcoming events, children's programs, free tutoring, adult classes and more!

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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PUMPKIN FESTIVAL KICK-OFF MIXER

The City of Calabasas and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce proudly present the Pumpkin Festival Kick-Off Mixer on Tuesday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m. This event will be hosted by Mercedes Benz of Calabasas at 24181 Calabasas Road and the community is invited to join in the fun. When "Punky" officially makes his way to the top of the Mercedes Benz dealership, Calabasas residents know the Pumpkin Festival is coming soon! Join us and enjoy the evening! And don't forget to save the date for the weekend-long Pumpkin Festival taking place October 15 and 16 at Juan Bautista de Anza Park.

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SNAP IS BEING TRANSITIONED TO ALERT LA COUNTY

Calabasas residents who previously provided information to SNAP (Safety Notification Alert Process) are encouraged to update their information with Alert LA County as SNAP is being transitioned to this new system. Below are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding this matter:

Why is SNAP being transitioned to Alert LA County?
The original SNAP software platform has become obsolete and is not compatible with modern technology or mobile smartphone platforms. This could potentially lead to delays in providing information to registrants of the system.

What is Alert LA County?
Alert LA County is a mass notification system for all County residents, including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. Alert LA County can send mass messages to residents impacted by an emergency or disaster on how to keep themselves and their families safe. The messages can be sent to the entire County or can target specific areas. Alert LA County uses a contemporary software program, leverages mobile smartphone technology, is widely accepted by public safety partners, and has ongoing funding, program support, and promotion within the Los Angeles County Operational Area.

What happens to my current SNAP information?
The transition of the SNAP registrants (current members) into Alert LA County will feature multiple efforts by the County to reach SNAP registrants by mail and email. This will ensure accurate migration and will have the added benefit of refreshing the contact information of the newly transferred Alert LA County. 

For more information, visit http://portal.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/alertla.

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CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER'S TENNIS SOCIAL CALENDAR

Sign up for tennis at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center! The Top Seed after school tennis program for ages 5-17 years old runs August 29, 2016 through June 9, 2017, Monday through Friday (times vary according to levels). You can sign up anytime although space is limited. Contact Trish Shaheen for information at (818) 222-2782 or tshaheen@cityofcalabasas.com

Mark your calendars! Some social events happening on the tennis calendar include:

  • Color War - an all day tennis social event on Saturday, September 17 (teams are picked on September 15).

  • Calabasas Men's Pro Tennis Championship: September 23 - 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Pro Am Social #5/Tennis Championship: Saturday, September 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

For more information and details about the upcoming tennis events, contact Trish Shaheen at (818) 222-2782 or tshaheen@cityofcalabasas.com

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REGISTER FOR THE WINTER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Register today for the Winter 2017 Calabasas Youth Basketball League! Register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofcalabasasrec or onsite at Juan Bautista de Anza Park. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Register early to avoid the wait list!

Sign-ups for boys and girls ages 5-16 are ongoing until divisions fill. Cost is $155 which includes processing fee, full uniform, team and individual pictures, award and officials. League play runs January to March, 2017.

The goal of the Calabasas Youth Basketball League is to have fun, learn and improve the fundamentals of basketball. We emphasize skill development and participation. Our 5-6 year old Tiny Tot division players are placed onto teams based on requests or the school players attend. For the rest of our divisions, players are evaluated and drafted onto teams by our coaches. There are no player requests for these divisions. Practices are typically once a week based on the coaches’ schedule. Games are played indoors at one of our gyms.
Parents - we need your help! Please volunteer to coach! If you are interested, please indicate your intent to coach on the registration form.  Please note that only head coaches will be assigned to a team.

For more information please contact Lana Filice at Juan Bautista de Anza Park at 818-880-6461 or lfilice@cityofcalabasas.com.

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SIGN UP FOR CLASSES AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

Be sure to check out the Fall Parks & Recreation Brochure to see the classes offered for every age at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center! There are classes for tots, youth, and adults. Sign up for dance, tumbling, acting, karate, tennis and more! We are also excited to announce that we are now offering pickleball classes! We hope to see you soon at the TSC!

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ENTER THE ENVIRONMENTAL DRAWING CONTEST

Sharpen your pencils! The Calabasas Environmental Commission is asking young artists to submit hand created drawings to the annual drawing contest. The contest is open to all Calabasas elementary and middle school students. Entries have a chance of being included in the 2017 Community Recycling Awareness Calendar! There will be fourteen winners and the first place winner's drawing will be on the cover. All winners will receive a $25 gift certificate.

This year's theme is "Innovation, the Next 25 Years of Recycling in Calabasas."

Entries are due at Calabasas City Hall by October 21, 2016. Drawings must be done on 8.5" x 11" format in landscape orientation. For additional information, call the City of Calabasas Environmental Services Division at (818) 224-1600.

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CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - SEPTEMBER UPDATES

We hope you’ve had a chance to visit and enjoy the Calabasas Senior Center during the summer months. Since opening day, hundreds of senior men and women have toured the CSC, and 450 Calabasas residents have signed up for membership.

In mid-August, seniors registered for a variety of 80 classes and a dozen excursions. If you would like to add more classes to your schedule, there are spaces available in some classes. You can register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofcalabasasrec or in person at the Calabasas Senior Center. Classes begin mid-September.

The new Calabasas Senior Center website has been launched. Our first Newsletter is part of the website. Please check out both at www.calabasasseniorcenter.com.

The CSC has been a hub of activity. In August, we hosted two exciting events: an Ice Cream Social for new members, and a “Blue Hawaiian Luau” for all seniors in the community. The staff will be planning more interesting events in the coming months.

Next time you visit the CSC, please take a look at the “Special Interest Groups” binder in the entry lobby. There are more than 30 clubs open to all residents and non-residents to join. Special interest groups range from hiking, to theater, choral singing, Mexican Train dominos, Canasta, Mah Jongg and many more.

We invite you to participate in the many activities and events at the Calabasas Senior Center, a place where senior men and women feel welcome and gather together for fun and enrichment. Please call (818) 224-1777 for information about membership in the Calabasas Senior Center for Calabasas residents or about registration for classes and excursions.

E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

The City of Calabasas organizes two free monthly electronic waste collection events. On the first Saturday of the month (September 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 (September 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.

The City of Calabasas holds bi-monthly collections for paint and used oil. On Saturday, September 10, 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, September 3 at 9:30 a.m.  - Lower Stunt High Trailhead - First Saturday Hike at Cold Creek Preserve (2 Hours): Delight in the play of late summer shadows & color along a creek-side trail to a gently rolling basin set among craggy sandstone peaks. Meet at lower Stunt High Trailhead. Lead by the Cold Creek Docents. For information, call (818) 591-9363.

Saturday, September 17 at 9:00 a.m. - Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiw - Potrero Creek Restoration (3 Hours): Help maintain recently planted oak trees and other native plants at our restoration site at Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park. You’ll be helping to remove invasive plants, water, and start to make cages for the planting season. Meet at W. Potrero Rd. and Briar Ave. Bring hat, water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools provided. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: www.mountainstrust.org, (818) 591-1701 x203.

Sunday, September 18 at 9:30 a.m. - Lower Stunt High Trailhead - This is Los Angeles? Stunt High Trail Creekside Hike (2.5 Hours): Easy hike downhill through rock-studded chaparral, grassland and riparian habitats along the Stunt High Trail. Awesome views! Meet at lower Stunt High Trailhead. Lead by the Cold Creek Docents. For information, call (818) 591-9363.

Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m. - Tapia Park - Habitat Restoration & Crayfish Removal Open House (2 Hours): 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. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: www.mountainstrust.org, (818) 591-1701 x203.

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:
AUTHOR'S NIGHT: KENNETH CLOKE

Host Karyn Foley, at the Calabasas Library, with mediator, arbitrator, attorney, coach, consultant, trainer and author, Kenneth Cloke author of "The Dance of Opposites: Explorations in Mediation, Dialogue and Conflict Resolution Systems Design".

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

City Hall will be closed Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day.

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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