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DATES TO REMEMBER
2011 CALABASAS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 15 & 16
ON-SITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON OCTOBER 4
MURAL DESIGNS FOR THE CHILDREN'S LIBRARY
FREE SEASONAL FLU SHOTS FOR CALABASAS RESIDENTS ON OCTOBER 30
CALABASAS HELPS MRT PROTECT 120 ACRES OF OPEN SPACE
REPORT ILLEGAL TRAILER-MOUNTED SIGNS TO THE CITY
SAVVY SENIORS RECREATION CLASSES BEGIN THIS FALL
CALABASAS CLASSIC REGISTRATION UNDERWAY
GREAT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT
THERAPY DOG READING PROGRAM RETURNS TO THE CALABASAS LIBRARY
LUNCHTIME WORKSHOP "A LOOK AT MUSCULAR TENSION" ON OCTOBER 27
FALL 2011 RECREATION BROCHURE
RESIDENTS INVITED TO FREE "MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD" CLASS
FREE BULKY ITEM PICK-UP FOR CALABASAS RESIDENTS ON OCTOBER 22
2011 ENVIRONMENTAL COLORING CONTEST
COLLEGE WORKSHOP AT THE LIBRARY ON OCTOBER 29
HAM RADIO LICENSE STUDY SESSION ON OCTOBER 9
PEER COUNSELING PROGRAM AT THE LIBRARY
GUESS THE CALABASAS HISTORIC PLACE OF THE MONTH
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
2ND ANNUAL PET MEMORIAL DAY AND BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS ON OCTOBER 2
HOA PRESIDENTS URGED TO UPDATE CITY ON CONTACT INFORMATION CHANGES
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OFFERING FREE LACMA PASS PROGRAM

WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS & MEETINGS


 

Dates to Remember

October:

1 - Therapy Reading Dog Program at the Library

1 - E-Waste Collection

2 - Pet Memorial Day & Animal Blessing Event

4 - OWTS Community Workshop

4 - Peer Counseling begins at Calabasas Library

9 - Ham Radio Class & Exam

12 -
City Council Meeting

13 - Map Your Neighborhood Class

15-16 - Calabasas Pumpkin Festival

15
- E-Waste Collection

20 - Parent Education 101 at the Calabasas Library

22 - Bulky Item Pick-Up for Calabasas Residents

26 -
City Council Meeting

28 - Entry Deadline for Recycling Drawing Contest

29 - Twilight Film at the Calabasas Library

30 - Drive Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic

 

November:

5 - E-Waste Collection

6
- Daylight Savings Time Ends

9 -
City Council Meeting

11 - Veterans' Day - City Hall Closed


12 - Hazardous Waste Round Up

13 - Calabasas Classic 5k/10k

19
- E-Waste Collection

23 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)


24 - Thanksgiving (City Hall closed)

25 - Day after Thanksgiving (City Hall closed)

 


Calabasas
Pumpkin Festival

October 15-16, 2011



Free Flu Shots for Calabasas Residents

 

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2011 CALABASAS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 15 & 16

The 2011 Calabasas Pumpkin Festival, presented by the City of Calabasas and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, takes place over two days on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, 2011 from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. at Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas.  Tickets are only $5 per person and the entry price includes access to all inflatable rides and games. Children under 2 years of age are admitted for free!  Exit the 101 Freeway at Lost Hills Road and follow the signs to the free parking and shuttles and the festival entrance.

The Pumpkin Festival will also feature a fun zone for kids, a classic car show, a live music stage, a business district and nature shows featuring live reptiles! Delicious food and beverages will also be available including a number of pumpkin-themed foods.  Plenty of additional information is available on the official Calabasas Pumpkin Festival website at www.calabasaspumpkinfestival.com.

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ON-SITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON OCTOBER 4

The City of Calabasas is hosting a workshop entitled “A Community Conversation on Wastewater Treatment” to discuss On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) and  revisions to the City’s OWTS ordinance on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.  The workshop will take place inside Founders Hall at the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way in Calabasas.  The purpose of the meeting is to solicit input from the public regarding the City’s existing program and ordinance.  A light dinner for participants will be served promptly at 6:00p.m.

The meeting will be facilitated by Pete Peterson, Executive Director, and Ed Everett, Senior Fellow, of Pepperdine University’s Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership. Following the workshop, the Davenport Institute will be preparing a report and making a presentation to the City Council regarding the results of the meeting.   

The OWTS public workshop is open to the public.  For more information, please contact Senior Planner Geoff Starns at (818) 224-1600. 

MURAL DESIGNS FOR THE CHILDREN'S LIBRARY

In August 2011, the Calabasas City Council approved a concept for the proposed painting of a mural in the Children's Reading Room in the Library. The City Council directed the Library Commission to select an artist and design for City Council approval.  A special committee has narrowed mural design options down to five artists who submitted proposals.

Residents of Calabasas have a chance to review the works and fill out comment cards at the reference desk of the Library.  There will be a background and informational meeting on choosing final mural choices on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 1:00p.m. in the Children’s Reading Room.  The Library Commission will also be addressing the Mural issue at their meeting on October 17, 2011 at 6:30p.m. in Council Chambers.

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FREE SEASONAL FLU SHOTS FOR CALABASAS RESIDENTS ON OCTOBER 30

The 5th annual Calabasas Drive-Thru Flu Clinic will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2011  from 8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. at A.E. Wright Middle School, 4029 Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas.  Free seasonal flu shots will be offered on a first come, first served basis, to Calabasas residents only.  Residents of other communities can find  flu-shot clinics in their area on the internet.

Flu shots will be administered by
Passport Health, the largest provider of travel medical/immunization services in the United States.   All Calabasas residents receiving flu shots must arrive and receive their shot in their automobile.  The minimum age to receive a flu shot at the clinic is 6 months.  Due to the unique nature of this clinic, no walk-in participants can be accommodated.  Also, no pets can be allowed on-site for the clinic.  Participants are urged to wear short sleeves to help facilitate the drive-through process.   Cars may begin to line up for shots no earlier than 7:30a.m.  

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CALABASAS HELPS MRT PROTECT 120 ACRES OF OPEN SPACE

The Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) has protected 120 acres of open space between Mulholland Highway and the Calabasas Peak that surrounds the popular Secret Trail and ascends to the Calabasas Motorway. The Secret Trail is a 1.59 mile critical segment of the 17-mile Calabasas/Cold Creek Trail that traverses the Santa Monica Mountain range. The trail is a biologically rich area that passes through grassland, chaparral, oak woodland, willow riparian, scrub oak woodlands and geologic volcanic rock outcrops.  Preserving existing trails and natural areas in the Santa Monica Mountains has been a high priority on acquisition lists for the Calabasas, Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, Mountains Restoration Trust, the Third Supervisorial District of Los Angeles County as well as the immediate communities surrounding the area.  MRT raised $750,000 to purchase the property. The City of Calabasas donated $50,000 toward the purchase.  MRT has transferred the property with free and clear title to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.  For more information contact Debbie Bruschaber or Jo Kitz,  at Mountains Restoration Trust, (818) 591-1701.

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REPORT ILLEGAL TRAILER-MOUNTED SIGNS TO THE CITY

Vehicle mounted signs or trailer-mounted billboard signs with commercial advertisements placed in the public-right-of-way or off-site are illegal within the City of Calabasas.  The Community Development Department is asking that residents help the City in removing the signs from Calabasas streets.  Residents who spot an illegal vehicle-mounted or trailer-mounted sign should alert the City by calling (818) 224-1600.  City Officials will then work to promptly remove the illegal signs. 

Anyone with concerns or questions regarding sign laws in the City may visit the Calabasas Municipal Code online for guidance or contact City Hall at (818) 224-1600.

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SAVVY SENIORS RECREATION CLASSES BEGIN THIS FALL

The City of Calabasas is launching a new series of recreation classes this fall that are solely for senior citizens.  Calabasas held a special Savvy Seniors Kick-off Rally in September to promote the new programs and get more ideas for the upcoming winter session.  The City’s Recreation Department received many great ideas for future programming and staff is excited to begin the planning process for these new events.  

In the meantime, Calabasas senior citizens are encouraged to join the Savvy Senior Mailing list in order to receive information for the upcoming season.  Please contact Kimberly Colp at (818) 880-6461 to be added to the mailing list or with any questions about the upcoming Savvy Seniors program.

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CALABASAS CLASSIC 5K/10K REGISTRATION UNDERWAY

Registration for the 2011 Calabasas Classic 5k/10k Runs is up and running.   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, please visit www.calabasasclassic.com.

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GREAT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT

The 4th Annual Great Southern California ShakeOut will take place at 10:20a.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2011.  This high-profile, disaster preparedness drill represents a perfect opportunity for Calabasas families and businesses to make sure they are ready for potential disruptive earthquakes.   A full calendar of ShakeOut activities is available online.  The drill and other Shakeout activities are being organized to inspire Southern Californians to prepare for potentially large and damaging earthquakes and to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes.   Local officials will be participating in the ShakeOut and anyone can register their participation on the official Great Southern California ShakeOut website.  For additional information, please visit www.shakeout.org

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THERAPY DOG READING PROGRAM RETURNS TO THE CALABASAS LIBRARY

Bring a  new and emerging reader from grades K-3 to the Calabasas Library on Saturday, October 1, 2011 to share in the unique reading program featuring some very special dogs.  Each participating child will have 15 minutes to read to a therapy dog.  The dogs, each trained through the non-profit organization Paws 4 Healing, will sit (or lie!) and listen while your child experiences the joy of reading aloud.  The program is from 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m and reservations will be accepted beginning at 10:30a.m. in the library.  The Calabasas Library is located at 200 Civic Center Way in Calabasas (map). For more information call, please call Jill Nevins, Children’s Library assistant, at  (818) 225-7616, ext. 2.

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LUNCHTIME WORKSHOP "A LOOK AT MUSCULAR TENSION" ON OCTOBER 27

The Calabasas Library will be hosting a lunchtime workshop “A Look at Muscular Tension” on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 12:00p.m.  The workshop will help participants understand how the Alexander Technique can transform stress and tension into ease and lightness.   

Under the direction of presented Shulamit Sendowski, M.AmSAT, those attending will have the opportunity to discuss, listen and experiment with various movements to relive tension.  Participants are encouraged to dress in comfortable clothes.   For more information, please call the library at (818) 225-7616.

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2011 FALL RECREATION BROCHURE

The 2011 Calabasas Fall 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 Fall 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 December 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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RESIDENTS INVITED TO FREE "MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD" CLASS

The Calabasas Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness invites all Calabasas residents to attend a “Map Your Neighborhood” Train-the-Facilitator class on Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. at Founders Hall in the Calabasas Library (200 Civic Center Way in Calabasas).  Map Your Neighborhood is a program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for disasters. 

The purpose of the class is to prepare neighborhoods for emergencies and disaster situations which can save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma, and reduce property damage.  Participants will learn how to share information with their neighbors regarding the nine steps to take immediately following a disaster, identify neighborhood skills and equipment inventory, and create a neighborhood map & contact list.  In addition, working together as a team and contributing as an individual develops stronger communities and improves the quality of life in the community.

The class is free and participants are encouraged to RSVP by contacting Debbie Larson at (818) 224-1620.  Map Your Neighborhood was developed by LuAn K Johnson, PhD, Public Education Manager, Washington State Emergency Management.  For more information on this program, please visit http://www.emd.wa.gov/myn/index.shtml.

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FREE BULKY ITEM PICK-UP FOR CALABASAS RESIDENTS

On Saturday, October 22, 2011, there will be a free bulky item pick-up by Waste Management for Calabasas residents ONLY.  Furniture, mattresses, carpet, refrigerators and other appliances can be picked up by appointment only. 

Appointments must be made by noon on Friday, October 21, 2011 with Waste Management by calling (800) 675-1171.  For more information about the bulky item pick-up, please contact the Calabasas Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator at (818) 224-1600.

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2011 ENVIRONMENTAL COLORING CONTEST

The Calabasas Environmental Commission is hosting an environmentally themed drawing contest open to students in elementary and middle schools.  The contest is titled "the Benefits of Green Waste Recycling” and encourages students to submit hand-created drawings.   Drawings must be done on 8½” x 11” format in landscape orientation.  Contest submissions are due to the City of Calabasas, Environmental Services by Friday, October 28, 2011.  Calabasas City Hall is located at 100 Civic Center Way, Calabasas, CA 91302.

Fourteen winners will be chosen by the Environmental Commission based on the creativity and theme of their illustration.  The winning drawings will be printed in the 2012 City of Calabasas Community Recycling Awareness calendar.  The first place drawing will be printed on the cover of the calendar and each winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate.  For more information, please contact Calabasas Department of Environmental Services at 818-224-1600.

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COLLEGE WORKSHOP AT THE LIBRARY ON OCTOBER 29

Calabasas teens who are planning to go to college and their parents should attend a free event at the Calabasas Library with Stephen Burleigh of College Pathways.  The event takes place on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 1:00p.m. and will help future college students with tips and brainstorming  ideas for college essay topics.  The information is tailored for college bound 11th and 12th graders.  Interested 10th graders are also welcome to attend.  Stephen will also cover a admission basics of the California University system.  There will be a question and answer period after the main presentation.  The event is free and refreshments will be served.  Stephen Burleigh has published a DVD titled Admission Zen: The Stress Free Path to Getting into College.  For more information about the college preparation event, please call (818) 225-7616.

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HAM RADIO LICENSE STUDY SESSION ON OCTOBER 9

The City of Calabasas and the Lost Hills Disaster Communications Service invite the public to attend an Amateur Ham Radio Study and Exam Session for an Entry Level FCC License.  A one-day session will take place on October 9, 2011.  The 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 following the exam with information on which ham radio to buy and how to program a radio and get it on air (October 12 and 19).   Participants may 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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PEER COUNSELING PROGRAM AT THE LIBRARY

A Peer Counseling Program for 9th through 12th grades is available in the Young Adult area of the Calabasas Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Calabasas Library beginning October 4, 2011.  High school students can drop in between the hours of 3:30pm to 5:30pm to get help on math, English, or the latest school project. 
 

The library is located at 200 Civic Center Way in Calabasas.  Peer Counseling is sponsored by the Calabasas Library and the National Honor Society of Calabasas High School.  For more information about the Study Buddies or Peer Counseling programs, please contact the library 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 September Historic Place of the Month was the Benson Residence.  The first correct guess was sent in by Terry Robbins. Who will be the first to guess the October 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, October 1, 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 (October 15, 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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2ND ANNUAL PET MEMORIAL DAY AND BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS ON OCTOBER 2

Pet Expert Warren Eckstein, in conjunction with his nonprofit Hugs & Kisses Animal Fund, will be hosting the second annual Pet Memorial Day and Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 12:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. at The Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park, 6068 Old Scandia Lane in Calabasas. 

The ceremony will honor living pets as well as those who have passed on.  Participants are encouraged to bring their well-behaved leashed pets, as well as collars, toys or pictures of their deceased loved ones.   There will be food, entertainment, celebrity pet psychic, magic, pet adoptions and more.

The Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park is one of the oldest and largest pet cemeteries in the United States.  Founded and dedicated September 4, 1928, the Park was legally dedicated as a pet cemetery in perpetuity in 1986 as S.O.P.H.I.E. (Save Our Pets’ History In Eternity).  S.O.P.H.I.E., Inc. is a nonprofit organization that solely exists for pets and their families. The Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park is the safe and final resting place for over 40,000 pets. CTV, the Calabasas Channel, produced an episode of Calabasas, A Living History which profiled the park and may be viewed online.   A walk around the grounds will discover the gravesites of some very famous pets and celebrity owners as well. For more information, please visit www.lapetpark.com or www.warreneckstein.com.

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HOA PRESIDENTS URGED TO UPDATE CITY ON CONTACT INFORMATION CHANGES

Attention Calabasas Homeowners Association Presidents!  In order to ensure that all Calabasas HOA Presidents receive public notices and other important information, the City requests that the City be promptly updated on any changes in the contact information for HOA leadership.  Please review the City’s current HOA contact list on the City’s website, located on the A to Z page, to ensure that current contact information is correct.  

Please download this form and return it to City Hall to update any changes to HOA President contact information.  Thank you for your help in keeping City HOA records up to date.

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LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS

Conejos Players Theatre - Thousand Oaks
Children's Theater: The Wiz
October 1-9, 2011
Sat. & Sun. at 1:00p.m. & 4:00p.m.
Fri. Oct 7 at 7:00p.m.

Madrid Theatre - Canoga Park
October 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:

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 October, please visit our City
Calendar Page.

 

 

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