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JULY 2011 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR
ATTENTION CALABASAS SHOPPERS: DISPOSABLE PLASTIC BAGS NOT OFFERED
AFTER JULY 1
2011 SUMMER SUN SETS FREE CONCERT SERIES
SUMMER LUNCH TIME EVENTS FOR ADULTS AT THE LIBRARY
2011 CALABASAS LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM
SUMMER PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
SUMMER SWIM LESSONS AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
SPRING/SUMMER 2011 RECREATION BROCHURE
BE AWARE OF I-405 CLOSURE FROM JULY 15-18, 2011
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER AND CREEKSIDE
GUESS THE CALABASAS HISTORIC PLACE OF THE MONTH!
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
HAM RADIO LICENSE STUDY SESSIONS IN 2011
MOVIE GROUP MEETS AT THE LIBRARY ON JULY 20
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OFFERING FREE LACMA PASS PROGRAM
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS & MEETINGS

 

Dates to Remember

July:

1 - Plastic shopping bag ban at Calabasas Grocers

2 -
E-Waste Collection

4 -
4th of July Spectacular

4 - City Hall Closed


13 -
City Council Meeting

14 - Yoga at the Calabasas Library

15 - Movies Under the Stars: Free Willy

15-18 - I-405 Construction Closure

1
6 - Household Hazardous Waste Roundup

17 - Sun Sets Concert: Flattop Jim & his Jump Cats

17 - Ham Radio Class & Exam

20 - Movie Group at the Calabasas Library

27 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

28 - Lunchtime Hiking Trail Discussion at the Library

29 -
Movies Under the Stars:
Madagascar 2
 

August:

6 - E-Waste Collection

10 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

14 - Sun Sets Concert: Elton The Early Years

20 - E-Waste Collection

24 -
City Council Meeting

28 - Sun Sets Concert: Captain Cardiac


 

4th of July Spectacular

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4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR

The City of Calabasas will proudly host the community’s annual 4th of 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 Hall (100 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) will be 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 34th annual Lakeside Fun Run, sponsored in part by the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association, which will take place along Calabasas Lake behind the Calabasas 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. 

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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 (Ordinance No. 2011-282), 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 and vegetables.  

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, please visit http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/plastic-bag-ban.html

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2011 SUN SETS SUMMER FREE CONCERT SERIES

The City of Calabasas is pleased to announce the return of the 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 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 6:00p.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.

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SUMMER LUNCH TIME EVENTS FOR ADULTS AT THE LIBRARY

The 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 noon.

For more information on any of the Lunch at the Library events, please call the Calabasas library at 818-225-7616.

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2011 CALABASAS LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM

The 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 at http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/library/summer-reading-program2011.html

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 http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/library/adult-summer.html.  For more information, please call (818) 225-7616.

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SUMMER PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

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. 

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SUMMER SWIM LESSONS AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

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 Calabasas 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.

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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 so make sure to register early!  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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BE AWARE OF I-405 CLOSURE FROM JULY 15-18, 2011

“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 project.

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 www.metro.net/405.

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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER AND CREEKSIDE PARK

The Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center and 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 Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center featuring the classic family film Free Willy.  The second at Creekside Park will be 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. 

Please note 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) 222-2782.

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GUESS THE CALABASAS HISTORIC PLACE OF THE MONTH!

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 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) 224-1600.

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.

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HAM RADIO LICENSE STUDY SESSIONS IN 2011

The City of 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 at the 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 contact Norm Goodkin at (818) 222-7893 or Debbie Larson at (818) 224-1620.

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MOVIE GROUP MEETS AT THE LIBRARY ON JULY 20

The Calabasas 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 Calabasas).  Participants will watch a classic film based on the novel An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser about a 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) 225-7616.

 

LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS

Conejos Players Theatre - Thousand Oaks
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Through July 23, 2011
Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at 8:00p.m.
Sun. at 2:00p.m.
Two Special Audience Participation Performances on July 8 & 15

Madrid Theatre - Canoga Park
July 2011 Calendar


Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza - Thousand Oaks

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OFFERING FREE LACMA PASS PROGRAM

The Friends of the Calabasas Library has purchased two memberships in Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) which allows the Library to loan patrons their two free general admission passes to the museum.  The free passes may be checked out for 2 days at a time from the Calabasas Library Circulation Desk and may be reserved up to one month in advance.

LACMA
features  more than 100,000 works of art from ancient times to the present.  For more information about the new LACMA admission pass program, please call (818) 225-7616.

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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:


LVUSD Superintendant Don Zimring and Chief Business Official Karen Kimmel, CPA,
sit down with host John Loesing to discuss the LVUSD's budget issues.
 

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

Calabasas 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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For a complete calendar of events and meetings at City Hall during July, please visit our City
Calendar Page.

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