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JUNE 2017 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY
CALABASAS COMMUNITY CHOICE ENERGY FORUM SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 27
POWER POLE REPLACED BY USE OF HELICOPTER IN THE CALABASAS HIGHLANDS
SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES RETURNS
THE BEACH BUS IS BACK (LOCAL ID NOW REQUIRED TO RIDE)
CITY OF CALABASAS NIGHT AT THE LA GALAXY SOCCER GAME
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR THE 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR!
DIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
LIBRARY EVENTS IN JUNE
CALABASAS RESIDENTS ABLE TO REQUEST THREE FREE BULKY ITEM PICK-UPS PER YEAR
CITY OF CALABASAS RECEIVES GFOA EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING AWARD
"JUST GET SLEEP!" COMMUNITY MATTRESS DRIVE
CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - JUNE UPDATES
ARTISTS RESIDING IN THE 27TH DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT ART TO BE FEATURED IN SENATOR STERNS' ARTIST SHOWCASE
  SAVE THE DATE FOR JULY'S COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET
  OPPORTUNITIES WITH MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE & ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
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

June 2017 1 - Tickets Go On Sale for the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

3 -
City Council Budget Workshop

3 -
E-Waste Collection

9 - Deadline to Submit Art for Senator Henry's Artist Showcase

10 -
Just Get Sleep - Community Mattress Drive

11 - Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste Collection Event

14 - City Council Meeting

17 -
E-Waste Collection

19 -
Beach Bus Returns (Local ID Now Required to Ride)

23 - Dive-In Movie Night at TSC

24 - 1 Year Anniversary of the Calabasas Senior Center

25 -
Sun Sets Concert Series: Cold Duck

27 - Calabasas Community Choice Energy Forum

28 -
City Council Meeting


July 2017 1 - E-Waste Collection

4 - Independence Day (City Hall Closed)
      4th of July Activities
      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)
 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER!


JOIN US FOR OUR CALABASAS COMMUNITY CHOICE ENERGY FORUM ON JUNE 27


"COLD DUCK" TO KICK OFF THE
SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES AT CALABASAS LAKE - JUNE 25 AT 6 P.M.


TICKETS FOR THE CALABASAS 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR ARE ON SALE NOW



 

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CALABASAS COMMUNITY CHOICE ENERGY FORUM SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 27

Join us in the Founders Hall (200 Civic Center Way) on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to learn more about Community Choice Energy, a new way to get cleaner and potentially less expensive electricity to your homes and local businesses while providing 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 this public forum is designed to answer questions and disseminate information regarding the program. 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.

At this free public forum, you will hear from the County of Los Angeles as they share information on the costs and benefits related to the LACCE program. In addition, representatives from Community Choice programs will discuss renewable energy growth, local savings on electricity bills, greenhouse gas reductions, job growth and other opportunities and challenges. Community members will have an opportunity to ask questions about what the program will look like in our city. Light snacks will be provided. Additional information will be updated on the City of Calabasas website soon, so please check back at www.cityofcalabasas.com.

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POWER POLE REPLACED BY USE OF HELICOPTER IN THE CALABASAS HIGHLANDS

On Monday, May 22, 2017, Southern California Edison crews replaced a power pole in the Calabasas Highlands by helicopter. It is rare that power poles in this area are replaced in this manner. However due to limited access and minimal room to maneuver the pole, the crews decided to install the new pole and remove the old one by use of the helicopter. The roads had to be blocked momentarily and a safe zone was created for the helicopter to perform the work in coordination with the ground crew to guide the pole into position. This tactic provided the least amount of impact to the neighborhood and the environment as they did not have to clear brush or trees to gain access with large equipment.

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SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES RETURNS

The Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake kicks off the season with a great performance by Cold Duck! Soon to be a summer favorite, Cold Duck creates a dance party playing rock, soul, disco and more! Join us for the fun on Sunday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Be sure to mark your calendar for all of this summer's spectacular concerts! On Sunday,  July 16, Hamid Cooper will host an upbeat night of musicians from all over the world performing the best of Afro Cuban Latin Jazz. Return on Sunday, August 13 to 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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THE BEACH BUS IS BACK (LOCAL ID NOW REQUIRED TO RIDE)

The Calabasas Summer Beach Bus program rolls out June 19 for 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 runs between June 19 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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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR THE 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR!

Get your tickets to the Calabasas Fireworks Spectacular today! 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 will be available beginning June 1 at City Hall, Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, and Juan Bautista de Anza Park 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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DIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

Kick off this summer with some fun, family songs, entertainment and sunshine! Join us for our first Dive-In Movie Night of the summer on Friday, June 23. We will be watching the movie "Sing." Watch Koala Buster Moon save his theater. He comes up with an idea to host a singing competition. The competition gets the kids rockin' with a mouse, elephant, pig and gorilla and a punk rock porcupine! Come out and enjoy the fun! Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and games and raffle will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Atmosphere Catering will be open to purchase dinner, snacks and treats. The movie will begin at dark.

Cost for entrance is only $1 (food purchases are separate from admission price). Tickets will be available beginning Friday, June 2 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 brining high sitting beach/lounge chairs.

Save the date for July's Dive-In Movie Night scheduled for July 14 when we will be watching Moana! For more information, contact Raine Kishimoto at (818) 0222-2782 or by email at LKishimoto@cityofcalabasas.com

LIBRARY EVENTS IN JUNE

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

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

CALABASAS RESIDENTS ABLE TO REQUEST THREE FREE BULKY ITEM PICK-UPS PER YEAR

Did you know - Calabasas residents may request up to three free bulky item pick-ups per calendar year. Residents are asked to contact Waste Management at (800) 675-1171 at least two days prior to the requested pick-up date. Each collection will be limited to one of the following:

- Up to four large household items;
- Up to twenty plastic trash bags; or
- Up to ten bundles of green waste (bundled no more than 4’ long and 18” in diameter)

Visit www.wm.com for more information and item restrictions.

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CITY OF CALABASAS RECEIVES GFOA EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING AWARD

For the twelfth consecutive year, the City of Calabasas and its Chief Financial Officer Dr. Gary J. Lysik have been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The Certificate of Achievement is the Association’s ultimate form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. An impartial panel judged that Calabasas’ report met the highest standards of financial reporting, demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” that clearly communicates the City’s financial story.

The GFOA is a non-profit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government financial professionals throughout the United States and Canada.

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"JUST GET SLEEP!" COMMUNITY MATTRESS DRIVE

Missed the Memorial Day sales and still in the market for a new mattress? Look no further than AHCCC! The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center is hosting a Community Mattress Drive on Saturday, June 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In partnership with "Just Get Sleep!" we are transforming the Community Center into a beautiful mattress showroom, displaying new mattresses with brand names such as Serta, Simmons, Sealy/Tempur-pedic and Select Comfort. Come on in and try out your new mattress in a very low stress and fun environment. Find a new mattress marked down 20-40% below retail price! And the best part is, the Community Center is a hub for other organizations benefiting from your purchase! When you buy your mattress, you will get to choose among a list of organizations in which you want to donate a percentage of your sale too! So come on out and help raise funds for your Community Center and Calabasas Rotary Club!

CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - JUNE UPDATES

Calabasas Senior Center Celebrates One-Year Birthday: The Calabasas Senior Center completes its first year of operation this June. Our very successful inaugural year has included programming with more than 170 classes, lectures and excursions, and more than a dozen special interest clubs. On Saturday, June 24, a sold-out presentation by NBC-TV weathercaster Fritz Coleman, will be followed by a special celebration beginning at 3:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to gather in front of the Calabasas Senior Center as the Mayor and City Council cut the birthday cake. This will be followed by refreshments, tours, and entertainment inside the Center.

Learn About Medication Side Effects: Dr. Magda Lenartowicz, UCLA Geriatric Medicine specialist, will discuss the adverse effects of medications. Did you know that side effects can cause death and are responsible for over 1 million visits to the emergency room a year? Effects of medication can cause serious falls with resulting bone fractures. The goal of this talk is to arm you with the information you need when talking with your physicians, so you can take charge of your health. Register using the CODE 7017.301. The class will meet on Tuesday, June 13 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Founders Hall.

Meet Steve Springer, Los Angeles Times Sports Writer: Steve Springer has been a sportswriter for 25 years at the LA Times, covering everything from Olympics to Super Bowls, NBA Finals, Stanley Cups, World Series and more. He has written 13 books and has received the Nate Fleischer Award. Steve will give an overview of his career, spotlighting some of the memorable people he has covered in sports. He will cover the ethics of sport writing and the sometimes dangerous world of investigative reporting. Use CODE 7021.301 to register. The class meets on Thursday, June 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Founders Hall.

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.

ARTISTS RESIDING IN THE 27TH DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT ART TO BE FEATURED IN SENATOR STERNS' ARTIST SHOWCASE

Senator Henry Stern is calling for entries to his Artist Showcase. Finalists will be featured in a local summer showcase and the first place winner will be featured in a State Capitol exhibit in Sacramento. Artists must reside in the 27th Senate District to participate. To find your district, visit http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/.

Artist must submit original works (no posters or prints) by Friday, June 9, 2017. Send a brief artist bio with photo and description of your work to abram.diaz@sen.ca.gov. The art, which can be anything from oil paintings, sculpture, photography, graphic design, graphite, basket weaving, etc., should capture the spirit of California, and in particular SD 27, while reflecting on this moment in history. Senator Stern looks forward to seeing your submissions! For questions, please email abram.diaz@sen.ca.gov.

SAVE THE DATE FOR JULY'S COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET

Save the date! 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, June 3 @ 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 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please arrive by 8:45am 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 hat, water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools provided. Receive community service credit. Registration is required: www.mountainstrust.org (818) 591-1701 x 203. 3 hours

Saturday, June 10 @ 9:00 a.m. - A.E. Wright Middle Schoole - CISAW Crayfish Removal
The week of June 3 through 11 is California Invasive Species Action Week (CISAW) and as part of that MRT has set up a Crayfish Removal event in collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and local schools along creeks. Crayfish are an invasive species not native to the California area and as they move into a creek system, they challenge the native aquatic wildlife. Volunteers can come out and help biologists safely remove the crayfish and help clean the creek area along the way. This is an great opportunity for the entire family! Registration is required: www.mountainstrust.org. 2 hours

Saturday, June 10 @ 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. Bring a hat, water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools provided. Receive community service credit. Registration is required: www.mountainstrust.org (818) 591-1701 x 203. 3 hours

Saturday, June 24 @ 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. Registration is required: www.mountainstrust.org (818) 591-1701 x 203. 2 hours

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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE & ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

The Sanitation and Districts and Los Angeles County are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection on Sunday, June 11 at the Calabasas Landfill in unincorporated Agoura. Stop by anytime between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to dispose of unwanted household chemicals that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash. This event is free for all Los Angeles County residents.

Some examples of what you can bring: Motor oil, oil filters, brake fluid, used antifreeze, paint, paint thinner, turpentine, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides or herbicides, household batteries or car batteries, pool chemicals, CRTs, old TVs, misc. electronics, mercury thermometers or thermostats, fluorescent light bulbs, used needles or sharps (in a Sharps container or sturdy box labeled "SHARPS), unwanted or expired prescriptions.

Some of examples of what you CANNOT bring: Explosives, ammunition, radioactive materials, trash, tires, business waste, white goods (stoves, refrigerators, etc.), controlled substances, biohazardous waste (blood, urine, etc.)

How to prepare: Be sure to bring your items in a sturdy box, preferably in their original, labeled containers. Do not ever mix the products together. Note that it is illegal to transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste in your personal vehicle. Be prepared to leave your containers. Because of permitting requirements, and the volume of people expected to utilize the program, items such as gasoline cans will not be returned.

For more information, visit www.lacsd.org/solidwaste/swfacilities/recyclecontact/hhw_e_waste/ or call the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County Public Information Section at (800) 238-0173.

E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

The City of Calabasas organizes two free monthly electronic waste collection events. On the first Saturday of the month (June 3, 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 (June 17, 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.

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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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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?
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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: KATIE & MICAH SMITH
Sweets the Witch and Her Sweet Switch

Author98

On this episode of Author's Night, host Karyn Foley discusses the book
Sweets the Witch and Her Sweet Switch
with the authors, Katie and Micah Smith.

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

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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