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JULY 2017 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY
4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR!
4TH OF JULY SPLASH PARTY AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
4TH OF JULY PET SHOW
40TH ANNUAL LAKESIDE FUN RUN
SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES: HAMID COOPER - LATIN JAZZ
TAKE A RIDE ON THE BEACH BUS
CITY OF CALABASAS NIGHT AT THE LA GALAXY SOCCER GAME
RATTLESNAKE AVOIDANCE TRAINING FOR DOGS
DIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
LIBRARY EVENTS IN JULY
KEEP OUR WATER CLEAN: ECO-FRIENDLY CAR WASHING TIPS
COMMUNITY CHOICE ENERGY PROGRAM
CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - JULY UPDATES
  COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET
  OPPORTUNITIES WITH MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
HAVE A GREAT EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

DATES TO REMEMBER

July 2017 1 - E-Waste Collection

1 - Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs

2 - Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs

4 - Independence Day (City Hall Closed)
      4th of July Lakeside Fun Run

      4th of July Pet Show
      4th of July Splash Party
      4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

8 -
Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

8 -
Community Flea Market

12 -
City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

14 - Dive-In Movie Night at the TSC

15 - E-Waste Collection


16 - Sun Sets Concert: Hamid Cooper - Latin Jazz

26 -
City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

August 2017 5 - E-Waste Collection

9 - City Council Meeting

13 - Sun Sets Concert Series: The Stars of Beatlemania

19 - E-Waste Collection

23 - City Council Meeting

27 - Sun Sets Concert Series: The New West Symphony
 

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4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

Join us for a day of celebration as the City of Calabasas proudly hosts the community’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at Calabasas High School on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the fireworks show begins at 9:00 p.m. The family-oriented, fun-filled event will feature live music, a free family fun zone with a balloon artist, inflatable rides, crafts, games and the grand fireworks display!

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are now only available at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center in Calabasas. The $10 admission price includes parking, entertainment and all activities. Children under 2 years of age are admitted free! Handicapped parking and seating accommodations will be available. Delicious food and beverages will be offered for sale at the site. Please note that the Fireworks Spectacular is an alcohol and tobacco free zone. No bottles, pets or umbrellas will be permitted.

Before the Fireworks Spectacular, the City will feature a day full of free events for the community, including a fun run, pet show
and summer splash party.

For schedules, entertainment details, and additional information, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/fireworks.html

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4TH OF JULY SPLASH PARTY AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

Bring the family out to the Tennis & Swim Center for the annual Splash Party on the 4th of July! There will be free family swim, games, prizes, music, snacks, entertainment and BBQ by Atmosphere Cafe! The party begins at noon and goes until 5:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!

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4TH OF JULY PET SHOW

Show off your pet at the 4th of July Pet Show, sponsored by the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association! There will be contests in several categories and all pets are welcome! The show starts at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4 and will be held at the greenbelt adjacent to the Tennis & Swim Center. For more information, call (818) 222-2782.

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40TH ANNUAL LAKESIDE FUN RUN

Get ready to cheer on the runners of the 40th Annual 4th of July Lakeside Fun Run on Tuesday, July 4! This great event, presented by the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association and the City of Calabasas, is an exciting way for the entire family to kick off the 4th of July celebrations. There are multiple races happening including a 4 mile run, 2 mile run, ½ mile run or ¼ mile run. There will also be a 2 mile walk for those wanting to enjoy a slower pace.

Early registration is now over, but you can sign up on-site on Tuesday, July 4. The cost for adults (13 years and older) will be $22 and youth (12 years and younger) will be $17. Race fees include race shirt (while supplies last), awards and continental breakfast. The race schedule is:

Adults:
7:45 a.m. Mixed Women's & Men's 4 Mile Run
8:30 a.m. Women's 2 Mile Run
9:00 a.m. Men's 2 Mile Run
* Top 3 winners in each race will receive an award

Youth/Family:
9:30 a.m. 2 Mile Family Fun Walk
10:15 a.m. 1/4 Mile Youth Run (12 Years and younger)
* Each youth participant will receive a participation award

For  more information, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/fireworks.html or call the Tennis & Swim Center at (818) 222-2782.

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SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES

The Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake kicked off the season last month with a great performance by Cold Duck!

You won't want to miss this month's spectacular concert, as Hamid Cooper hosts an upbeat night of musicians from all over the world, performing the best of Afro Cuban Latin Jazz. It will take place on Sunday, July 16 at 6:00 p.m.

Save the dates in August: On Sunday, August 13, listen to The Stars of Beatlemania - A Beatles Tribute Band! Back by popular demand, they are THE Beatles music super-group, starring two original Beatlemania alumni favorites! 

The final concert of the series will be on Sunday, August 27. For the closing concert, our partners at the New West Symphony will return to the lake to showcase a number of elite, award-winning musicians.

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 8:00 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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TAKE A RIDE ON THE BEACH BUS (LOCAL ID REQUIRED TO RIDE)

The Calabasas Summer Beach Bus program is available to residents of Calabasas and Hidden Hills, providing easy public transit between Calabasas and Zuma Beach. Riders pay a small $2.00 fee each way and Summer School Pass holders ride free! Youth under the age of 18 will be required to present a summer school bus pass or an ID from a Calabasas or Hidden Hills based school before boarding the bus. Adults will be required to show proof of residency from either city. The Beach Bus is running now and will continue through August 18 with stops at Calabasas High School, the Avanti on Park Sorrento, Round Meadow Elementary, and Juan Bautista de Anza Park. For more information and a complete schedule visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/beachbus.html.

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CITY OF CALABASAS NIGHT AT THE LA GALAXY SOCCER GAME

Tickets are on sale now! Join Calabasas' own Daniel Steres and the LA Galaxy as they take on New York City Football Club on Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m. The City of Calabasas is offering tickets from $29 and can be purchased by visiting Calabasas City Hall or contacting Marty Hall at (818) 224-1600. Hope to see you there!

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RATTLESNAKE AVOIDANCE TRAINING FOR DOGS

Each year, Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) hosts expert dog trainers from High on Kennels from San Diego County. Each trainer is highly experienced at training dogs to avoid rattlesnakes.

MRT’s last Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinics for Dogs of the year will be held on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2 at Golden Heart Ranch in Agoura Hills. During these warmer months, your chances of seeing a rattlesnake greatly increases. This training will help your four-legged friend learn to sense when a rattlesnake is near, and how to avoid it! This is crucial for pups who like to play outside in the summer sun.

Our training clinics are conducted in a safe, humane, and controlled environment ensuring the safety of your dog, people, and rattlesnakes. The trainers have found that the best way to teach a dog to avoid rattlesnakes is to use live rattlesnake specimens that have been neutralized so that they cannot bite. The snakes are placed out in a field setting and the dogs are fitted with an electronic training collar. The dog is led through the field and allowed to encounter the rattlesnake at which point the dog is stimulated using the electronic collar. The training process is repeated several times to assure you that your dog will understand the sight, sound, and smell of a rattlesnake (they have a distinct odor that dogs can discern from other snakes).

The appointments take between 20-60 minutes, which includes check-in and the training. This assures that proper attention is given to all dogs. Your dog must be at least six months old to participate. Appointments are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. Plenty of spaces are still available for you to reserve your training session now! Sign up online at https://mountainstrust.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php.

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DIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER: MOANA

Keep the fun in the sun going with the 2nd Dive-in-Movie Night on Friday, July 14 at the Tennis & Swim Center! We will be watching the movie Moana. Join the dynamic father-daughter duo and cheer on as Moana and the Chief try to save their people! Along the way they meet amazing sea creatures and discover new and different lands. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy games and raffles from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Atmosphere Café will be open for dinner and snacks. Summer snacks and movie treats will also be available for purchase. The movie will start after dark.

Cost for entrance is only $1 (food purchases are separate from admission price). Tickets are available now at the Tennis & Swim Center, so be sure to stop by to pick some up! Don't forget your swim suit, towel, a change of clothes and cash from food and glow toys. No outside food or drink will be allowed. Please refrain from bringing high sitting beach/lounge chairs.

For more information, contact Raine Kishimoto at (818) 0222-2782 or by email at LKishimoto@cityofcalabasas.com

LIBRARY EVENTS IN JULY

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 July, visit this month's edition of Library e.News: http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/enews/2017/july.html.

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

KEEP OUR WATER CLEAN: 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 500 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.

COMMUNITY CHOICE ENERGY PROGRAM

Learn more about Community Choice Energy, a new way to get cleaner and potentially less expensive electricity to your homes and local businesses and provide greater local control over how that electricity is sourced.

Calabasas is the first city in the county to join the Los Angeles County Community Choice Energy (LACCE) program and a free public forum, held on June 27, 2017, was designed to answer questions and disseminate information regarding the Community Choice Energy program. Click here to view the video of the forum.

Calabasas Mayor Mary Sue Maurer led a panel of speakers discussing renewable energy growth, local savings on electricity bills, greenhouse gas reductions, job growth and other opportunities. Gary Gero, Chief Sustainability Officer from the County of Los Angeles shared information on the costs and benefits related to the LACCE program. Additional speakers included Amanda Sabicer, Vice President, Energize California from Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator and lastly, Joseph Moon, Assistant Director of Energy & Environmental Services for the Town of Apple Valley. Community members had an opportunity to ask questions about what the program will look like in our city.

Existing programs in Marin, Sonoma, Lancaster, San Francisco and San Mateo County show that Community Choice Energy provides a wide range of environmental, economic and community benefits. For more information, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/lacce.html or contact John Bingham at jbingham@cityofcalabasas.com.

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CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - JULY UPDATES

It’s going to be a “HOT COUNTRY NIGHT” on Sunday, July 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. when the Calabasas Senior Center hosts a BBQ with live music from the group “Caught Red Handed”. Wear your best western duds and join us for a sizzlin’ country hoedown! There will be a full barbeque dinner, beverages, beer, wine and dessert. Fee for members is $30; non-members, $36. Please register on Active Network using CODE: 0723.301 or in person at the Calabasas Senior Center. For more information, call: (818) 224-1777.

The Fall 2017 Calabasas Recreation Brochure will be available at the Calabasas Senior Center by Monday, August 14. The brochure will list all the classes and excursions for September, October, November and December. Members of the Calabasas Senior Center will register on Wednesday, August 16; Calabasas residents will register on Friday, August 18; and non-members, non-residents will register on Monday, August 21. Seniors can register online at the City of Calabasas website, using Active Network or in person at the Center.

Annual membership at the Calabasas Senior Center will automatically renew on July 15 or your individual membership anniversary date. On January 11, 2017, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2017-1534 establishing a citywide fee schedule to be adjusted annually on July 1 based upon the Consumer Price Index for Los Angeles County. Therefore, the Senior Center membership rates will be $101 for an individual membership and $126 for a couple, beginning July 1, 2017.

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

COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center is hosting another Community Flea Market on Saturday, July 8. If you missed out on the last one in January, here's another great opportunity to find that unique treasure! Come shop from 30 vendors, selling antiques, jewelry, furniture, accessories, household items, art, clothing and much more! Sale hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For further information, please contact Jenna Ferguson at 818-880-2993 or email to jenna@ahccc.org.

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, July 1 @ 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 wild rye and flowering perennials and shrubs will be planted by volunteers under supervision by MRT tech crew from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 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. This is a great family event! Volunteers under the age of 16 must bring the parental consent form. All volunteers should bring a hat, water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools provided. Receive community service credit. Registration is required - click here to sign up or call (818) 591-1701 x 203. 3 hours

Saturday, July 8 @ 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 Rd. and Briar Ave. This is a great family event! Volunteers under the age of 16 must bring the parental consent form. All volunteers will need to bring the Volunteer Service Agreement and should also bring a hat, water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools provided. Receive community service credit. Registration is required - click here to sign up or call (818) 591-1701 x 203. 3 hours

Saturday, July 8 @ 9:00 a.m. - Tapia Park - Invasive Crayfish Removal Open House
Join MRT to preserve and protect the streams and creeks of the Malibu Creek Watershed. The invasive, non-native crayfish are harmful to the ecosystem of the Santa Monica Mountain creek systems. They prey on native species, reduce water quality, and cause problems with creek bed erosion. We need your help in trapping and removing the crayfish, as well as picking up trash along the stream. This is a great family event! Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring the parental consent form. All volunteers will need to bring the Volunteer Service Agreement. Registration is required - click here to sign up or call (818) 591-1701, ext. 203. 2 hours

Saturday, July 22 @ 9:00 a.m. - A.E. Wright Middle School - Invasive Crayfish Removal Open House
Join MRT to preserve and protect the streams and creeks of the Malibu Creek Watershed. The invasive, non-native crayfish are harmful to the ecosystem of the Santa Monica Mountain creek systems. They prey on native species, reduce water quality, and cause problems with creek bed erosion. We need your help in trapping and removing the crayfish, as well as picking up trash along the stream. This is a great family event! Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring the parental consent form. All volunteers will need to bring the Volunteer Service Agreement. Registration is required - click here to sign up or call (818) 591-1701, ext. 203. 2 hours

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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 (July 1, 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 (July 15, 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, July 8, 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 a 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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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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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:
CITY SPOTLIGHT: SUMMER HEAT PET SAFETY

CLICK TO WATCH THIS EPISODE OF CITY SPOTLIGHT

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence 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.

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