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JANUARY 2017 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY  
PICK UP YOUR FREE 2017 CALENDAR TODAY
PUBLIC WORKSHOP: CITYWIDE GREEN STREETS PROJECT
ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLES & RUMMAGE SALE AT AHCCC
SIGN UP FOR CERT CLASSES
LIBRARY EVENTS IN JANUARY
  CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - JANUARY 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

January 2017 2 - New Year's Day Observed (City Hall Closed)

7 - E-Waste Collection

11 - City Council Meeting

13 - Speaker Series: Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman

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

24 - Public Workshop: Citywide Green Streets Project

25 - City Council Meeting

February 2017 4 - E-Waste Collection

8 - City Council Meeting

16 - CERT Training

18 - E-Waste Collection

20 - Presidents' Day (City Hall Closed)

22 - City Council Meeting

23 - CERT Training

 


PUBLIC WORKSHOP: CITYWIDE GREEN STREETS PROJECT


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PICK UP YOUR FREE 2017 CALENDAR TODAY

Happy New Year! Be sure to pick up your free 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 made a statement during the December 6 Environmental Commission meeting and was awarded a $25 gift certificate.

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PUBLIC WORKSHOP: CITYWIDE GREEN STREETS PROJECT

The City of Calabasas has commenced with the designing phase 1 of the Citywide Green Streets Project. This is a multi-benefit project that will help enhance storm water management, increase air and water quality, increase road safety, as well as improve street aesthetics. Green streets utilize trees and vegetation to reduce runoff velocity, filter and cleanse water from streets. Roadways with a dense tree canopy help lower temperatures and reduce Green House Gases (GHG). Green Streets promote pedestrian and bicycle safety by reducing vehicle speeds.

The project will involve the redevelopment of five street locations throughout the City. The first phase will include a section of Calabasas Road between the 101 Highway off-ramp and Mureau Road and a section of Malibu Hills Road between Lost Hills Road and road terminus. New center medians will be constructed on both streets. The medians will be designed as bio-filtration systems that will remove pollutants from incoming runoff. These bio-swales will use native engineered soil mass to clean out pollutants picked up by urban runoff and release a cleaner quality of water into our creeks and beaches.

Trees will be planted in the medians which will provide a green coverage for the road. Trees will help reduce water runoff through absorption and will help filter runoff. The project will also include an educational aspect where the public will be informed about the benefits of planting trees in urban areas.

The City of Calabasas Traffic and Transportation Commission will be considering and evaluating this project during the Commission’s public meeting on January 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers. This workshop is open to the public. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to attend in order to address any questions or concerns. For more information, call the City of Calabasas Environmental Services at (818) 224-1600.

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ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLES & RUMMAGE SALE AT AHCCC

Looking for a unique gift for that special someone? Need to clean out your closet or garage? The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will hold an Antique Collectibles and Rummage Sale on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. This “one stop shop” will feature clothing, jewelry, vintage accessories, furniture, knick knacks and much more!

Interested vendors can contact the AHCCC for more information. Don’t want the hassle of selling? Donated items will gladly be accepted between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017. For more information, call Jenna at (818) 880-2993 or jenna@ahccc.org.

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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

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To find out which exciting events and activities are happening at the Library in January, visit this month's edition of Library e.News: www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/enews/2017/january.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 - JANUARY UPDATES

The 3rd Annual Special Speaker Series, presented by the City of Calabasas and Savvy Seniors, begins on Friday, January 13, 2017. The speaker, Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, will present “Kurdistan: Island of Stability”. She is the Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States, and will speak about 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 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. The program begins at 7:30 pm in Founders Hall, located behind the Calabasas Library. Tickets are $25 each, and can be purchased online through ACTIVE.NET or in person at the Calabasas Senior Center during regular business hours. The registration CODE for the first speaker is: 8500.103.

More than 100 Savvy Senior classes, lectures and excursions begin the week of January 9, 2017. Please review the Winter Calabasas Recreation Brochure or ActiveNet online if you would like to register for some activities that you find interesting.

For more information, call the Calabasas Senior Center at (818) 224-1777 or visit www.calabasasseniorcenter.com.

E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

The City of Calabasas organizes two free monthly electronic waste collection events. On the first Saturday of the month (January 7, 2017), 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 (January 21, 2017) 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, January 14, 2017 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 or emailing volunteers@mountainstrust.org.

Saturday, January 7 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 and 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 our 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, snack, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: www.mountainstrust.org or (818) 591-1701, ext. 203. (3 hours)

Saturday, January 14 at 9:00 a.m. - Newbury Park
Potrero Creek Restoration
Join Mountains Restoration Trust to help maintain our restoration site on National Park Service land in Newbury Park. You’ll be helping to maintain the land by removing invasive plants, mulching, and watering. We are working to return this critical habitat back to the oak woodland it once was after years of ranching and farming. The natives you will be maintaining include Coast Live Oak, Valley Oak, Western Sycamore, and supporting vegetation in a riparian flood plain, alongside Potrero Creek. Meet at W. Potrero Road and Briar Avenue. Bring a hat, water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: www.mountainstrust.org or (818) 591-1701, ext. 203. (3 hours)

Saturday, January 28 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 invasive crayfish, recording data, and removing trash in the streams of the Malibu Creek Watershed. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: www.mountainstrust.org or (818) 591-1701 x203. (2 hours)

 

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:
CTV SPECIAL: 3RD ANNUAL LITERALLY HEALING BOOK FAIR EVENT 2016

Calabasas Cares and the City of Calabasas held the 3rd Annual Literally Healing Book Drive in support of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). This event was started by Calabasas resident Mary Solis to help raise book donations that benefit the children in the hospital.

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year's Day and on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. 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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