WELCOME MONT CALABASAS RESIDENTS!
warmly welcomes the
Mont Calabasas community into the City
after a successful annexation. Having concluded a series of
public hearings in accordance with California laws regarding
annexation, the Local Agency Formation Commission for Los
Angeles County (LAFCO) approved and ordered that Mont
Calabasas be annexed to the City of Calabasas on July 13,
2011. The action by LAFCO concluded a three-year long
process which included lengthy reviews of land use and
housing issues, property tax revenue sharing formulas, and
the adequacy of area infrastructure systems. The annexation
will become official upon recording of the Commissionís
decision with the County Clerk and Recorder, which is
expected to happen in August 2011.
territory includes the Mont Calabasas subdivision with 110
existing single-family homes, and nearly 400 acres of
surrounding protected open space lands, most of which are
owned and maintained by the US Department of Natural
Resources. A five acre commercial property was also included
in the annexation. With the annexation, Calabasas has
increased its size to 13.67 square miles and now has a population
of 23,361 residents.
Calabasas citizens, Mont Calabasas residents and property
owners will benefit in the following ways:
Able to vote for local
representatives and serve on local commissions and
response and preparedness.
Lower planning and permit
Better protection for open
Access to Connect-CTY, the
city-to resident emergency notification system.
Monthly e-newsletters and
quarterly mailed newsletters.
CTV, The Calabasas
Channel, featuring award winning original programming
and coverage of City meetings, events and Las Virgenes
Unified School District Board meetings.
Dial-a-Ride for persons
aged 65 and over.
Partial school bus
reimbursement for middle school students.
Free flu shot clinics for
Prompt resolution of cable
The City will continue to post
updates on the City web site at
www.cityofcalabasas.com/mont-calabasas.html regarding transition
processes and other annexation information.
2011 SUN SETS SUMMER FREE CONCERT SERIES
your calendar for the final two concerts in the
Calabasas Sun Sets Summer Series,
presented by the City of Calabasas. Elton: The Early
Years will be performing Sunday, August 14, 2011 and
Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries will close out
the series on Sunday, August 28, 2011.
The full Sun Sets concert schedule is available online
No tickets are necessary and
all performances in the
2011 Calabasas Sun Sets Summer Series are free to the
public. All concerts will begin at 6:00 p.m. and
will take place at Calabasas Lake. Free parking
will be available at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center,
23400 Park Sorrento in Calabasas.
For more information,
please call (818) 224-1600.
BACK TO SCHOOL POOL PARTY
good-bye to summer in style with a back to school
pool party at the
Tennis & Swim Center. Bring the
whole family out on Friday, September 2, 2011 from
4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will be free open swim,
games, prizes, belly flop contests and great music!
The cafe will be open for dinner and snack
information, please call (818) 222-2782. See you at
CALABASAS LIBRARY SUMMER EVENTS
out on the exciting and free library events happening
this month at the
Calabasas Library - there is something for everyone!
under six years old are invited to participate in Sandy
Lynn's Musical Barnyard Extravaganza on August 5, 2011
at 11:00 a.m. This educational, musical and interactive
show features Sandy and her farmer musicians introducing
animals with sing-along song and educational stories.
children in kindergarten through fifth grade, prepare to
be amazed and entertained by the
Magic of Allen Oshiro as he performs his magic show
August 3, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Join us for
Crafts Day on August 4, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. where we
will be creating festive lanterns and fans. On August
10, 2011, have the ultimate
Wildlife Experience while seeing some of your
favorite animals and meeting some you have never heard
of! The first 150 children and parents will be admitted
to the 4:00 p.m. show, and there will be a 7:00 p.m.
show for those who are unable to attend in the
Bingo for Adults will take place Thursday, August
11, 2011 at noon. Stop by the Library for some good,
old-fashioned bingo fun! Play for a chance to win
certificates to the Friends of the Library Book Store
and other great prizes!
14, 2011, bring the entire family out for an end of the
Baba the Storyteller will share great stories and
interesting music while getting the audience involved.
This event will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the Calabasas
Civic Amphitheatre, located directly behind the Library.
information about all of these events can be found at
www.cityofcalabasas.com/library.html or call (818)
UNDER THE STARS AT DE ANZA PARK
snowing at the park! The City of Calabasas will be
hosting their final 2011 Movies Under the Stars
Summer Series event on Friday, August 5, 2011 at De
Anza Park (3701 Lost Hills Road). The featured movie
will be Snow Day starring Chevy Chase,
Schuyler Fisk and Chris Elliott. No tickets
necessary - just show up! Doors will open at 7:00
p.m. and the movie will start at 8:30p.m.
Please feel free to bring a blanket and money for
snow cones. This event is alcohol and tobacco free.
For more information, please call (818) 880-6461.
ANNUAL WEST VALLEY MEMORIAL RIDE FOR FALLEN OFFICERS
West Valley Memorial ride is fast approaching! On
August 27th, 2011 the 4th Annual West Valley
Memorial ride will depart the West Valley station on
Vanowen Street at 10:30am. This ride, the largest
police escorted ride in the San Fernando Valley,
passes through Calabasas as part of its route. Due
to this being such a large event, the northbound
US101 freeway and Las Virgenes Road will be closed
to traffic to let the motorcycles through safely.
The City request residents make sure their travel
plans occur either before 10:30 a.m. or after 11:30
a.m. on the 27th of August, to avoid frustration and
waiting in traffic.
The whole route is as
Vanowen Street to Tampa
Left turn onto Tampa Avenue to the 101 N/B On-Ramp
101 N/B to the Las Virgenes / Malibu Canyon exit.
Left turn onto Las Virgenes / Malibu Canyon to
Pacific Coast Highway.
Left turn onto Pacific Coast Highway to the 10 E/B
Enter the 10 E/B to the 405 N/B
Enter the 405 N/B to 101 S/B
101 S/B to the Hollywood Freeway
Hollywood Freeway to the Gower Street exit.
Right turn on Gower Street to Melrose Ave (Enter
you are experiencing difficulty with your cable or
video service provider, give us a call!
on geographic location, Charter Communications, Time
Warner Cable, Dish Network and Direct TV all provide
a variety of television video services within the
City of Calabasas. Charter Communications and Time
Warner Cable provide television video services that
are wired directly to the home or business and
operate under a State of California Franchise. Dish
Network and Direct TV provide television video
services over the air and are regulated by the
Federal Communications Commission. All of the
services are provided for a fee and the City of
Calabasas does not regulate and/or promote the use
of any service provider. In some areas of the City,
some residents may be able to receive over the air
television if they have the proper equipment.
Communications and Technology Commission works
Media Operations Department to monitor
television video service providers and
telecommunications in the City of Calabasas. To
register a television video service complaint with
the City, please call 818-224-1636 or e-mail
email@example.com with your television
video service provider, problem, name, address and
phone number. You may also contact the television
video service companies directly. Visit
THE CALABASAS HISTORIC PLACE OF THE MONTH
well do you know the city you live in? The
City of Calabasas Planning Division invites
residents to take part in a monthly game to guess
the historic Calabasas landmark depicted as the
Calabasas Historic Place of the Month. Each
month, a new photo will be posted on the Calabasas
website depicting just a small portion of the
Historic Place of the Month. Using only the image
given and their knowledge of the City, residents are
encouraged to submit their guesses via email. At the
end of the month, a detailed answer will be posted
online detailing what is shown in the image and the
historical importance of the location. Each month,
another new image will be posted which highlights
the diverse and largely unknown history of the
The City of Calabasas organizes
two free monthly electronic waste collection events.
On the first Saturday of the month (Saturday,
August 6, 2011), an electronic waste collection will
take place at the
Albertsonís 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 (August 20, 2011) in the Vons
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 VCRís.
For more information, please contact the City of
Calabasas Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator at (818)
The City of Calabasas
holds bi-monthly collections for paint and used oil.
On Saturday, September 10, 2011 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 10:00a.m to 2:00p.m. For
more information, please contact the City of Calabasas
Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator at (818) 224-1600.
SPOTLIGHT THE ARTS PRESENTS
STANDARDS UNDER THE STARS
Spotlight the Arts Foundation presents
"Standards Under the Stars," an evening of Jazz,
Swing, and Broadway hits, taking place at the
Calabasas Civic Amphitheater on August 12 and
13, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. The show has been created
and directed by Taylor Shubert and will feature
his outstanding Broadway-style talents, as well
as the show-stopping talent of Paige Berkovitz,
Ashley Marks, and Dylan Shubert. Audience
members will enjoy a wide variety of musical
numbers from "Fly Me to the Moon" to "Down with
Love" along with other Jazz, Swing, and Broadway
hits. For ticket information, please visit
All proceeds benefit Spotlight the Arts, a
non-profit organization dedicated to promoting
arts in the community.
CALABASAS BEACH BUS
Beach Bus continues service through August 19, 2011. The
bus runs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The
bus drops off and picks up passengers at six convenient
locations in Calabasas and at Zuma Beach in Malibu. The fare
is only $1 each way. There are three bus departures per
service day from Calabasas and three departures from Zuma
Beach back to Calabasas. A full schedule and list of
locations is available
online. Please note that exact change and a valid
picture ID are required to ride the Beach Bus! There is no
beach bus service on Wednesdays, Saturdays, or Sundays. For
more information, please call (818) 880-6461.
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