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NOVEMBER 2011 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
CALABASAS AND OTHER LVUSD VOTERS TO DECIDE ON MEASURE K
CALABASAS CLASSIC 5K/10K RUNS
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CREEK CLEAN-UP ON NOVEMBER 19, 2011
SCE CUSTOMERS MAY JOIN SMART METER DELAY LIST
STUDENT DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION HOSTED BY C-SPAN
2011 CARL GIBBS ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD NOMINATIONS
HANDS ON HISTORY DAY AT LEONIS ADOBE MUSEUM ON NOVEMBER 5
MAH JONGG TOURNAMENT ON NOVEMBER 17
EVENT FOR VETERANS DAY ON NOVEMBER 12 AT THE LIBRARY
NATIONWIDE TEST OF EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM ON NOVEMBER 9
PARENT EDUCATION 101: WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED GRIEF?
FALL 2011 RECREATION BROCHURE
MOVIE GROUP MEETS AT THE LIBRARY ON NOVEMBER 16
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID EVENT ON NOVEMBER 30
GUESS THE CALABASAS HISTORIC PLACE OF THE MONTH
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
RUMMAGE SALE AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER ON DECEMBER 10
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

 

Dates to Remember

November:

5 - E-Waste Collection

5 - Hands On History Day at Leonis Adobe

6
- Daylight Savings Time Ends

8 - Election Day

9 -
City Council Meeting

11 - Veterans' Day - City Hall Closed


12 - Hazardous Waste Round Up

13 - Calabasas Classic 5k/10k

16 - Movie Group at the Calabasas Library

17 -
Mah Jongg Mania Tournament

19 - Creek Clean-up Event

19
- E-Waste Collection

23 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)


24 - Thanksgiving (City Hall closed)

25 - Day after Thanksgiving (City Hall closed)

 

December:

2 - Carl Gibbs Environmental Award Nominations Due

3
- E-Waste Collection

10 - Rummage Sale at the Community Center

14 -
City Council Meeting

17  - E-Waste Collection

28 -
City Council Meeting (Cancelled)


23 - Christmas Eve (Observed - City Hall closed)

26 - Christmas Day (Observed - City Hall closed)

30 - New Year's Eve (Observed - City Hall closes at noon)

 

 


Veteran's Day
November 1
1, 2011
 

Happy Thanksgiving!
November 24, 2011

 

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CALABASAS AND OTHER LVUSD VOTERS TO DECIDE ON MEASURE K

Voters in Calabasas and others in the Las Virgenes Unified  School District will go to the polls on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 to cast their vote on Measure K, a Las Virgenes Unified School District parcel tax.  Measure K would add a parcel tax for residents of $95 per year for eight years generating an estimated $17.6 million for area schools.   A two-thirds supermajority vote is required for passage and adoption of Measure K.  The Las Virgenes Unified School district has created a web page with information about Measure K including a list of frequently asked questions. Polls will be open from 7:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. on November 8.  Voters who need to find their polling place or view a sample ballot may visit www.lavote.net for additional information. 

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CALABASAS CLASSIC 5K/10K RUNS

The 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 information.  For more information about the Calabasas Classic, registration, and packet pick-ups, please visit www.calabasasclassic.com.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CREEK CLEAN-UP ON NOVEMBER  19, 2011

The 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 (818) 224-1680.

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SCE CUSTOMERS MAY JOIN SMART METER DELAY LIST

The 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 devices.  The new delay program allows customers who still have analog meters to keep their old meters while the commission considers approval of a permanent opt-out program.  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. 

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STUDENT DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION HOSTED BY C-SPAN

StudentCam is 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 to 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 studios. 

Entry forms and completed videos must be submitted online by January 20, 2012.  Additional information about StudentCam is available online at www.studentcam.org.

2011 CARL GIBBS ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD NOMINATIONS

The 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 nomination form is now available online.  The Award is given by the City of Calabasas Environmental Commission and will be presented during the January 3, 2012 meeting at the City Hall. 
 

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 afarassati@cityofcalabasas.com.

HANDS ON HISTORY DAY AT LEONIS ADOBE MUSEUM ON NOVEMBER 5

The 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 activities. 
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 www.leonisadobemuseum.org.

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MAH JONGG TOURNAMENT ON NOVEMBER 17

The 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.

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EVENT FOR VETERANS DAY ON NOVEMBER 12 AT THE LIBRARY

The 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. in the 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 experiences.  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 participate.  For more information, please call (818) 224-1758.

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NATIONWIDE TEST OF EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM ON NOVEMBER 9

FEMA (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 located at:

http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/emergency-alert-system-nationwide-test

http://www.fema.gov/emergency/ipaws/eas_info.shtm

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PARENT EDUCATION 101: WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED GRIEF?

The 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 with Our House, a grief support center 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 the community.

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2011 FALL RECREATION BROCHURE

The 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.  Please look 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 pull-out section.  
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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MOVIE GROUP MEETS AT THE LIBRARY ON NOVEMBER 16

The 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).  Participants will watch 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 audiences.  For more information about the Calabasas movie group or the November film, please call Karilyn Steward at (818) 225-7616.

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID EVENT ON NOVEMBER 30

The 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.

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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, 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 the Month? 
Email your guess today!

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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, 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) 224-1600.

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.

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LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS

Conejos Players Theatre - Thousand Oaks
Gypsy
November 11 - December 10, 2011
Thurs. - Sat. at 8:00p.m.
Sun. at 2:00p.m.

Madrid Theatre - Canoga Park
November 2011 Calendar


Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza - Thousand Oaks

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RUMMAGE SALE AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER ON DECEMBER 10

Need to clean out a closet?  Looking for a place to sell crafts?  The Agoura 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 public. 

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!

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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:


(left to right): Ron Balchandani, Amanda Rosengarten, Siya Maleki,
Ankush Kalia, Alex Vialy, and host Jason Peirce

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Author Gregg Hurwitz is the special guest at the Calabasas Library for a talk and a Q&A session.

 

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 & HOLIDAYS

Calabasas 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.


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 November, please visit our City
Calendar Page.

 

 

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