4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR
City of Calabasas will proudly host the community’s annual
July Fireworks Spectacular at
Calabasas High School on Monday, July 4, 2011. Gates open at
5:00p.m. and the fireworks show begins at 9:00p.m. The
family-oriented, fun-filled event will feature live music
from Stone Soul featuring the best of 1960s Soul & Motown
classics, a free family fun zone with a balloon artist,
rides, crafts, games and the grand fireworks display!
Tickets must be purchased in
advance and are be available City
Civic Center Way) until July 1 and at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center (23400
Park Sorrento) and Juan
Bautista De Anza Park (3701
Lost Hills Road) until
close of business on July 4. The $11 admission price includes parking,
entertainment and all activities. Children under 2 years of
age are admitted free! Tickets will be available until sold
out or until 6:00p.m. from the Tennis & Swim Center.
Handicap parking and a
Shuttle for elderly &
disabled (plus one attendant)
available. Delicious food and beverages will be offered for
sale at the site including barbequed meats, sausages,
roasted corn, kettle corn, snow cones and more. Please note
that the Fireworks Spectacular is an alcohol and tobacco
free zone. No bottles, pets or umbrellas are permitted.
Before the Fireworks
Spectacular, the City will feature a day full of free events
for the community starting with the
Lakeside Fun Run,
sponsored in part by the Calabasas Park Homeowners
Association, which will take
place along Calabasas Lake behind the
Tennis & Swim Center
beginning at 7:45a.m. Registration for the Fun Run is $15
for adults and $12 for children before July 1. After the
Fun Run, a pet show will be held at 11:00a.m. at the
greenbelt adjacent to the Tennis & Swim Center featuring pet
adoptions and pet contests in several categories. A Summer
Splash Party, featuring games, swimming, free use of tennis
courts, a barbeque, music and dancing will take place at the
Tennis & Swim Center from 11:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
ATTENTION CALABASAS SHOPPERS: DISPOSABLE PLASTIC
BAGS NOT OFFERED AFTER JULY 1
Beginning July 1, 2011, shoppers will no longer
receive disposable plastic bags while shopping at
Calabasas grocery stores and are encouraged to use
reusable shopping bags whenever possible. Under a
new law passed by the City Council in February 2011
Calabasas is prohibiting disposable plastic shopping
bags in two stages.
The City will be giving away free, reusable bags to
shoppers on Friday, July 1 at the five Calabasas
stores who are part of the first stage in the ban.
From 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. on Friday July 1, elected
officials, staff and volunteers will be distributing
bags at Gelson’s (22277 Mulholland Highway in
Calabasas), Ralphs (in the Commons at Calabasas) and
Rite Aid (also in the Commons at Calabasas). From
1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m., bags will be distributed at
Albertsons (26521 Agoura Road in Calabasas) and at
Maddy’s Market (26767
Agoura Road in Calabasas).
Under the terms of the new law, stores will have
reusable bags available for sale and will also offer
recyclable paper bags for 10 cents each in lieu of
customers bringing their reusable bags or simply
carrying items purchased without a bag. The fees
collected from bag sales will only go towards
helping stores comply with the new law. Lower income
residents who participate in the California Special
Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and
Children program will receive either reusable bags
or recyclable paper bags for free. Small plastic
bags will still be available in stores for fruits
Smaller drug stores, convenience food stores,
smaller retail stores and grocers must stop offering
disposable plastic bags by January 1, 2012.
The Calabasas ordinance is modeled after one passed
last November by Los Angeles County and backed by a
comprehensive Environmental Impact Report conducted
by the County. Calabasas now joins the growing
ranks of municipalities encouraging residents to
bring reusable bags when shopping. For more
information about reusable bags and this ordinance,
2011 SUN SETS SUMMER FREE CONCERT SERIES
City of Calabasas is pleased to announce the return of
Calabasas Sun Sets Summer Series which features
three additional free Sunday evening performances at
Calabasas Lake through August. With a line-up of music
ranging from the Beatles music to big band classics, the
Sun Sets Series will entertain the entire family on
Sunday evenings this summer.
On July 17,
Flattop Tom and his Jump Cats will perform classic Big
Band Swing, Blues, 40s and 50s Classics, Boogie Woogie,
Rockabilly, and oldies
favorites. There will be two additional Sun Sets
concerts in August.
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 6:00p.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.
SUMMER LUNCH TIME EVENTS FOR
ADULTS AT THE LIBRARY
Calabasas Library has two "Lunch at the Library"
events planned for July. A “Yoga and You” session
will take place on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at noon.
Participants are encouraged to
wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat or large
towel and some water. No yoga experience is
necessary! On Thursday, July 28, 2011,
Calabasas Patch journalist Reza Gostar will lead a
discussion on the many beautiful hiking trails in
the City of Calabasas. This event also begins at
For more information on any of the Lunch at the
Library events, please call the Calabasas library at
2011 CALABASAS LIBRARY SUMMER READING
Calabasas Library is hosting two unique summer reading
programs. The first program is for children and young
adults and the other program is for adults. The
children and young adult summer reading program, One
World, Many Stories, is a free summer program that
encourages and promotes reading for kids in grades
K-12. Sign-ups are now underway and the program runs
through August 14, 2011.
When a child signs up he/she will
receive a free reading log. The reading log can be used
to record books read during the summer. Children will
also receive small incentives once a week each time they
visit the library during the eight-week summer program.
There will be FREE special activities throughout the
summer. A full schedule of events is available online
The adult summer reading program
is called “Novel Destinations” and will feature a number
of captivating books to read and discuss this summer.
Adult registrations are available at the reference desk
and every adult that joins will have a chance to win a
Trader Joe’s gift basket and other prizes just for
reading books this summer. A schedule of adult summer
reading events is also available online at
For more information, please call (818) 225-7616.
SUMMER PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
The City of Calabasas has
released revised schedules for 2011
summertime public transportation services. Line 1 continues
unchanged and lines 2 through 8 began summer service on June
21, 2011. Lines 2 and 3 serve the west side of Calabasas
and provide service for students needing to attend Calabasas
High School and A. C. Stelle Middle School, respectively.
Line 4 and Line 5 serve the east side of Calabasas and
provide looping service to Calabasas High School. Line 6,
Line 7 and Line 8 serve the east side of the City and
provide service to A. C. Stelle.
Please note that this
summer, riders must show either the blue 2011 annual
pass, or use the green transit tickets to ride the shuttle
service. Failure to do so will result in refusal of
service. Please note that Line 1 and the Calabasas Trolley
do not require riders to show the summer transit pass.
Please contact Calabasas Public Transportation
Customer Service at (888) 287-7929 with any questions.
SUMMER SWIM LESSONS AT THE TENNIS & SWIM
Parents in Calabasas can now register their kids for
additional summer swim lessons which start on Monday,
July 18, 2011 and Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Registration
forms are currently available at the
Tennis & Swim Center.
The Swim Center lesson office/tiki is open to accept
registrations and answer phone calls from Monday through
Thursday from 8:30a.m. to 12:45p.m. and 3:30p.m. to
6:30p.m. Class space is limited and the classes will
fill-up quickly! For more information, please call at
the Lagoon at (818) 222-8777.
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.
Spring/Summer Calabasas Recreation Brochure is also available
additional paper copies are available at
Agoura/Calabasas Community Center and the
Tennis & Swim Center.
Classes run until September 2011 so make sure to
For more information about Calabasas recreation
opportunities or for help with class registration, please
at (818) 880-6461.
BE AWARE OF I-405 CLOSURE FROM JULY 15-18,
“Plan ahead, avoid the area, or stay home.” That’s the
message public safety officials are sending to the public in
anticipation of a planned 10-mile, 53-hour closure of the
I-405 freeway between the U.S. 101 and I-10 on the weekend
of July 16-17, 2011 for planned demolition work on the
Mulholland Bridge as part of a major I-405 improvement
On Friday, July 15, ramps to the northbound I-405 between
U.S. 101 and the I-10 and southbound I-405 between U.S. 101
and Getty Center Drive will begin to be shut down as early
as 7:00p.m., and closure of freeway lanes will begin at 10
p.m. to ensure full freeway closure by midnight. The closure
will continue until 5:00a.m. on Monday morning, July 18. Ramps
and connectors will be reopened by 6:00a.m. During this
closure, the Mulholland Bridge, I-405 freeway and access
ramps will be closed.
The Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Fire
Department, California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles
Department of Transportation, Metro and Caltrans are
informing the public in advance that if they do not have a
critical need to be in or near the vicinity of the closure,
they are being asked to avoid the area.
Motorists who must travel through the Los Angeles
metropolitan area are advised to use alternate freeways
within the region. In addition, public transportation
options are available such as the Metro Rail service within
L.A. County and Metrolink servicing the five-county Southern
California region. Additional alternate route information
will be made available on the project web site at
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS AT THE TENNIS
& SWIM CENTER AND CREEKSIDE PARK
Tennis & Swim Center
Creekside Park will each be holding one "Movie Under the Stars" events in July.
The first takes place on
Friday, July 15, 2011 at the
Tennis & Swim Center
featuring the classic family
film Free Willy. The second at
held on Friday, July 29, 2011 and will include a
screening of the animated film Madagascar 2. Free Tickets
are available at the Tennis & Swim Center front desk. Doors
will open at 6:00p.m., fun games begin at 6:00p.m.,
and the movies will start at 8:30p.m.
that all moviegoers must present a ticket to enter.
Please feel free to bring a swim suit, towel, a
short beach chair, swim noodle, a change of clothes
and money for snacks. The Cafe will be open for
movie treats and dinner. Please do not bring any
outside food, beverages or alcohol. Smoking is
prohibited. For more information, please call (818)
THE CALABASAS HISTORIC PLACE OF THE MONTH!
City of Calabasas Planning Division invites
residents to take part in a monthly game to guess
the historic Calabasas landmark depicted as the
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.
The City of Calabasas organizes
two free monthly electronic waste collection events.
On the first Saturday of each month (Saturday,
July 2, 2011), an electronic waste collection will
take place at the
Albertson’s parking lot, 26521 Agoura Road (at Las Virgenes Road)
in Calabasas from 10:00a.m to 3:00p.m. A second
monthly electronic waste event will take place on the
3rd Saturday of the month, July 16, 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 VCR’s.
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, July 9, 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.
HAM RADIO LICENSE STUDY SESSIONS
Calabasas and the
Lost Hills Disaster Communications Service
invite the public to attend a one-day Amateur
Ham Radio Study and Exam Session for an Entry
Level FCC License in 2011. The one-day sessions
will take place two more times in 2011 on July
17 and October 9. Each session will take place
Lost Hills Sheriff's Station from 9:00a.m.
to 4:00p.m. There is a $30.00 class fee that
includes class expenses and a hot lunch. Please
note that registration is required and walk-ins
will not be accepted. There will be two free
follow-up classes from 7:00p.m. to 9:30p.m. on
two Wednesdays after each exam offering
information on which ham radio to buy and how to
program a radio and get it on air (August 3 and
17 for the July 17 class and October 20 and
November 3 for the October 9 class).
Participants can now
register for classes online or by sending a
check to Norm Goodkin, 22287 Mulholland Drive
#162, Calabasas, CA 91302. Please include the
name of the participant, the class date, an
email address and a phone number with the
registration. For more information, please
Norm Goodkin at (818) 222-7893 or
Debbie Larson at (818) 224-1620.
MEETS AT THE LIBRARY ON JULY 20
Library is hosting a free
movie discussion group for adults on Wednesday, July 20,
2011 at 6:00p.m. at the Library (200 Civic Center Way in
will watch a classic film based on the novel
An American Tragedy
by Theodore Dreiser
working-class young man who is entangled with two women; one
who works in his wealthy uncle's factory and the other a
beautiful socialite. The film is 122 minutes and not rated,
but appropriate for PG-13 audiences.
For more information, please call Karilyn Steward at (818)
CALABASAS CALENDARS &
City Hall will be closed on Monday, 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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