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AUGUST 2011 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
WELCOME MONT CALABASAS RESIDENTS
PUBLIC WORKSHOPS FOR THE 2012 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN
2011 SUMMER SUN SETS FREE CONCERT SERIES
BACK TO SCHOOL POOL PARTY
CALABASAS LIBRARY SUMMER EVENTS
MOVIE UNDER THE STARS AT DE ANZA PARK
SPRING/SUMMER 2011 RECREATION BROCHURE
4TH ANNUAL WEST VALLEY MEMORIAL RIDE FOR FALLEN OFFICERS
CABLE COMPLAINT?
GUESS THE CALABASAS HISTORIC PLACE OF THE MONTH
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
SPOTLIGHT THE ARTS PRESENTS STANDARDS UNDER THE STARS
CALABASAS BEACH BUS
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS & MEETINGS

 

Dates to Remember

August:

3 - Allen Oshiro Magic Show

4 - Crafts Day

5 - Sandy Lynn's Musical Barnyard Extravaganza

5 - Movie under the Stars

6 - E-Waste Collection

10 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

10 - Wildlife Experience

11 - Bingo for Adults

12 & 13 - Standards Under the Stars

14 - Baba the Storyteller

14 - Sun Sets Concert: Elton The Early Years

20 - E-Waste Collection

24 -
City Council Meeting

28 - Sun Sets Concert: Captain Cardiac

 

September:

2 - Back to School Pool Party

3 - E-Waste Collection

5 - Labor Day (City Hall Closed)

10 - Hazardous Waste Collection Event

14 - City Council Meeting

17 - E-Waste Collection

20 - E-Waste Collection

28 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

 

WELCOME MONT CALABASAS
RESIDENTS
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WELCOME MONT CALABASAS RESIDENTS!

Calabasas 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.

 

The annexed 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.

 

As new 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 boards.

  • Enhanced emergency response and preparedness.

  • Lower planning and permit fees.

  • Better protection for open space lands.

  • 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 Calabasas residents.

  • Prompt resolution of cable TV complaints/issues.

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.

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PUBLIC WORKSHOPS FOR THE 2012 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is pleased to announce the next round of Public Workshops for the 2012 Regional Transportation Plan. All Southern California residents are encouraged to participate in this process of creating the future vision for our region. In an effort to obtain as much public participation as possible, SCAG is hosting a series of 2012 RTP/SCS public outreach workshops. For the August workshop schedule and to obtain additional information, visit www.scag.ca.gov/RTP2012.

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2011 SUN SETS SUMMER FREE CONCERT SERIES

Mark 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 at www.cityofcalabasas.com/sunsets.html.  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.

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BACK TO SCHOOL POOL PARTY

Say good-bye to summer in style with a back to school pool party at the Calabasas 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 purchases.

For more information, please call (818) 222-2782. See you at the pool!

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CALABASAS LIBRARY SUMMER EVENTS

Don't miss out on the exciting and free library events happening this month at the Calabasas Library - there is something for everyone!

Children 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.

For 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 afternoon.

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!

On August 14, 2011, bring the entire family out for an end of the summer celebration. 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.

More information about all of these events can be found at www.cityofcalabasas.com/library.html or call (818) 225-7616.

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MOVIE UNDER THE STARS AT DE ANZA PARK

It's 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.

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2011 SPRING/SUMMER RECREATION BROCHURE

The 2011 Calabasas Spring/Summer Winter Recreation brochure has been mailed to all Calabasas residents.  The brochure features detailed information about adult and youth classes, senior citizen programs, community news and information, sports activities and much more.  Please look for Enrichment classes and other after school programs in the Recreation Brochure.  The 2011 Spring/Summer Calabasas Recreation Brochure is also available online and additional paper copies are available at City Hall, the Agoura/Calabasas Community Center and the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center.   Classes run until September 2011. For more information about Calabasas recreation opportunities or for help with class registration, please call the Recreation department at (818) 880-6461.

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4TH ANNUAL WEST VALLEY MEMORIAL RIDE FOR FALLEN OFFICERS

The 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 follows:

Vanowen Street to Tampa Avenue.
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 On-Ramp.
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 Paramount Studios)

 

CABLE COMPLAINT?

If you are experiencing difficulty with your cable or video service provider, give us a call! Depending 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.

The Calabasas Communications and Technology Commission works with the 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 info@cityofcalabasas.com with your television video service provider, problem, name, address and phone number. You may also contact the television video service companies directly. Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/video-service.html for contact information.

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GUESS THE CALABASAS HISTORIC PLACE OF THE MONTH

How 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 Calabasas area.

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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 (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) 224-1600.

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.

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SPOTLIGHT THE ARTS PRESENTS STANDARDS UNDER THE STARS

The 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 www.spotlightthearts.org. All proceeds benefit Spotlight the Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting arts in the community.

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CALABASAS BEACH BUS

The summertime Calabasas 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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LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS

Conejos Players Theatre - Thousand Oaks
Open House
August 19, 2011 - September 10, 2011
Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at 8:00p.m.
Sun. at 2:00p.m.

Madrid Theatre - Canoga Park
Sunday, September 10, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
Award-Winning Pianist/Composer Aaron Meyer


Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza - Thousand Oaks

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WHAT'S ON CTV?

Be sure to tune in to CTV on cable channel 3 in Calabasas, through live online web-streaming, or watch any meeting or TV program on demand through the CTV archive.

Select CTV programming is now available on YouTube!

New this month on CTV:


Host Karyn Foley's guest is Drew Fellman, writer and producer of the documentary film,
"Born To Be Wild"

Check the CTV Guide for playback days and times. 
You can watch archived episodes of
Author's Night on-line anytime with CTV Archives.

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CALABASAS CALENDARS & MEETINGS

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 during August, please visit our City
Calendar Page.

 

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