CALABASAS CLASSIC 5K/10K RUNS
8th Annual Calabasas Classic
will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2011 in Calabasas
on a scenic course that is certified and sanctioned by USATF. The event will feature a 5k run that begins at
8:00a.m., a 10k run that begins at 9:00a.m. and the
Family Fun Run that starts at 10:30a.m. All
participants will receive a personalized race bib and commemorative medal. The
Calabasas Classic also features an official
Expo with a number of local businesses and health
For more information about the Calabasas Classic,
registration, and packet pick-ups, please
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CREEK CLEAN-UP
ON NOVEMBER 19, 2011
City of Calabasas
is hosting a creek clean-up event on Saturday,
November 19, 2011 from 9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.
During the clean-up, volunteers will remove trash
from Las Virgenes Creek. Participants are
invited to meet
at the Las Virgenes Creek on the Agoura Road Bridge
in Calabasas (map).
Volunteers are asked to wear shoes or boots that can
get wet during the event and to bring their own
sunscreen. Organizers will provide all volunteers
with garbage bags and gloves for the clean-up. For
more information, please contact Alex Farassati at
SCE CUSTOMERS MAY JOIN SMART METER
California Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
recently ordered area utility companies, including
Southern California Edison, to create a delayed
Smart Meter installation program. Smart Meters are
a new form of utility meter that sends real-time
data to utility companies via a wireless signal.
Opponents of the new meters raise concerns about
potential dangers from long-term exposure to the radio
frequencies and electromagnetic fields emitted by
The new delay program allows customers who still
have analog meters to keep their old meters while
the commission considers approval of a permanent
Southern California Edison has
set up a webpage to answer frequently asked
questions about Smart Meters. Any resident
interested in participating in the delayed Smart
Meter program may call Southern California Edison
toll free at (800) 810-2369.
STUDENT DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION HOSTED BY
C-SPAN’s annual student
documentary competition which challenges students to
think about issues of national significance and express
their thoughts in film. This fall, C-SPAN is offering
middle and high school students a chance to create a 5
8 minute video documentary about the topic The
Constitution and You. Students are asked to select
any provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a
video illustrating why it is important to them.
Winners in both middle and high school categories
receive cash prizes. And, teachers who are listed as a
faculty advisor can win equipment for their school. In
all, C-SPAN will be awarding $50,000 in prizes.
One California student videographer will
win a trip to Washington, DC for him or herself and a
parent or guardian – including a VIP tour of the C-SPAN
Entry forms and completed videos must be
submitted online by January 20, 2012. Additional
information about StudentCam is available online at
2011 CARL GIBBS ENVIRONMENTAL
EXCELLENCE AWARD NOMINATIONS
Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award is a
symbol of commitment to California’s environment.
Named for the late Calabasas Environmental
Commissioner Carl Gibbs, it honors a wide array of
individuals, businesses, municipalities, government
agencies, organizations, and institutions all
working to benefit our environment. The Award
recognizes voluntary actions by companies and
organizations in the City of Calabasas and in
California that result in cleaner air or water, less
waste, less traffic, conservation of energy and
natural resources, efficient and water conserving
landscaping, or reduced use of hazardous materials.
The Award also honors those organizations that
demonstrate exceptional commitment or innovation
above and beyond their primary mission.
Nominations for the 2011 award
are welcomed from individuals, companies, government
agencies, consultants, educators, researchers and
students. When selecting recipients, the
Environmental Commission considers measurable
improvements to environmental quality, creativity,
environmental achievements, commitment to protecting
the environment, promoting community involvement and
other core values of the Award. A
is now available online.
Award is given by the City of Calabasas
Environmental Commission and will be presented
during the January 3, 2012 meeting at the City
Please submit nominations by
December 2, 2011 either by mail to City of
Calabasas, 100 Civic Center Way, Calabasas, CA
91302-3172 Attn: Alex Farassati; by fax to (818)
225-7338, or via email to
HANDS ON HISTORY DAY AT LEONIS ADOBE
MUSEUM ON NOVEMBER 5
Leonis Adobe Museum is hosting a Hands On History Day on
Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
The event will feature historical demonstrations and
hands-on activities including lessons on tortilla
making, butter churning, roping, laundry, and craft
Participants will also be able to watch demonstrations
of weaving, spinning, quilting, blacksmith work, and the
use of a Horno clay oven. Admission is free for museum
members, $3 for non-member adults, and $2 for children.
For more information about Hands On History Day, please
call (818) 222-6511 or visit
MAH JONGG TOURNAMENT ON NOVEMBER 17
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center is home to a special
Mah Jongg Mania Tournament on Thursday, November 17,
2011 from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. The tournament will
feature plenty of fun, food, raffle prizes, and Mah
Jongg. Participants will play Mah Jongg as individuals
under the National Mah Jongg rules. A continental
breakfast and a light lunch are included. Prizes will be
awarded to the top winners of the day. The
registrations fee is $25 and is non-refundable. For
Further information, please contact Kathy (818) 222-2782
ext. 113 or
feel free to register online.
EVENT FOR VETERANS DAY ON
NOVEMBER 12 AT THE LIBRARY
Calabasas Library and the Veterans of Foreign War
Las Virgenes Post 7799 are hosting a special event
in honor of Veterans Day on
Saturday November 12, 2011, from 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Calabasas Library Multi-purpose room. The
Calabasas Library is located at
200 Civic Center Way in Calabasas.
Speakers from the Veterans of
Foreign War will be on hand to discuss their
Craft activities will be available for children as a
way to creatively honor those who have served the
country. Refreshments will also be served. This
special event is free and open to all ages so please
bring children, invite friends, family, and any
veterans to come to the Calabasas Library to
For more information, please call (818) 224-1758.
NATIONWIDE TEST OF EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM ON
(the Federal Emergency Management Agency) will initiate
the first test of the nationwide
Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, November 9,
at 11:00a.m., Pacific Standard Time. The 30 second “live” EAS alert test will be transmitted to
broadcast, cable, and satellite radio and television
stations throughout the state of California. The test will
look very much like the standard monthly local EAS tests
that most people are familiar with. Audio messages will
repeat “This is a test” but video text at the bottom of the
television screens may vary in each county based on the
equipment of the television stations. Once the test is
completed, regular programming will resume and broadcasters,
cable, and satellite providers will provide the FCC with
details of their participation.
The nationwide EAS test is being coordinated by FEMA which
is part of the Department of Homeland, the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service (NWS).
The Federal Communications Commission and FEMA have
established sites dedicated to the National Test which are
PARENT EDUCATION 101: WHAT IS
THIS THING CALLED GRIEF?
Calabasas Library Children Services Department
is hosting another Parent Education 101 session
on November 17, 2011 at 7:00p.m. The topic for
the evening is "What is this thing called
Grief?" Parents will learn ways to support a
grieving child/teen following a death in the
family or in the community.
The death of a parent, sibling, or someone close
can be devastating for children and teens. They
experience a range of intense emotions including
sadness, anger, fear, and guilt.
The presenter for the November 17 session will
be Debbie Weisberg, MA who is affiliated
Our House, a grief support
with locations in Woodland Hills and West Los
Angeles. Parents interested in
participating may sign-up at the Calabasas
Library Children's reference desk or by calling
(818) 225-7616. The session is free and open to
2011 Calabasas Fall Recreation brochure is still available
online and the new Winter Recreation Brochure will be mailed
to Calabasas residents in early December. The brochure
features detailed information about adult and youth classes,
senior citizen programs, community news and information,
sports activities and much more.
for Enrichment classes and other after school programs in
the Recreation Brochure.
The next edition of the Calabasas paper newsletter will
again be included inside the Recreation Brochure as a
For more information about Calabasas recreation
opportunities or for help with class registration, please
at (818) 880-6461.
MOVIE GROUP MEETS AT THE LIBRARY ON NOVEMBER 16
Calabasas Library is hosting a free
movie discussion group for adults on
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 6:00p.m. at the
Library (200 Civic Center Way in Calabasas).
an Academy Award
Best Picture winning film about the effect
of World War II on an English family.
The film stars Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon.
The film is 133
minutes and not rated, but appropriate for PG-13
For more information about the Calabasas movie
group or the November film, please call Karilyn
Steward at (818) 225-7616.
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID EVENT ON
Calabasas Library Children’s Department will be
hosting a Diary of a Wimpy Kid “Tween” event
that is anything but WIMPY on Wednesday, November
30, 2011 at 4:00p.m. 4th graders
and up are encouraged to come and celebrate the
release of the newest wimpy kid book, Cabin
Fever, at the Calabasas Library.
Those in attendance will enjoy a full afternoon
of book-related games, trivia, snacks and
cheese! For more information about the Diary of
a Wimpy Kid “Tween” event, please call the
Children’s reference desk at (818) 225-7616.
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, an 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
October Historic Place of
the Month was the Warner Ranch Stables which
stumped all guessers! Who will be
the first to guess the November Historic Place of
Email your guess today!
The City of Calabasas organizes
two free monthly electronic waste collection events.
On the first Saturday of the month (Saturday,
November 5, 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 (November 19, 2011) in the Vons
Shopping Center parking lot at 23381 Mulholland Drive in
Woodland Hills from 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.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, November 12, 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.
RUMMAGE SALE AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER ON
to clean out a closet? Looking for a place to sell
Hills/Calabasas Community Center will be hosting a
Community Rummage Sale on Saturday, December 10, 2011
from 7:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Shoppers and sellers are
welcome to participate and admission is free to the
Due to the extreme popularity of this event, limited
booth space is available. Please call Jenna at (818)
880-2993 for availability and prices or visit the
Agoura/Calabasas Community Center website at
www.ahccc.org. Please be sure
to register early!
City Hall will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day
on Friday, November 11, 2011 and for the Thanksgiving
Holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 24
& 25, 2011.
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are available online the Friday prior to the commission meeting. All
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