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SEPTEMBER 2011 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL BRINGS PERFORMANCES TO CALABASAS
2011 CALABASAS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 15 & 16
LOST HILLS SHERIFF'S STATION 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ON SEPTEMBER 17
BACK TO SCHOOL POOL PARTY
LAS VIRGENES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT FORUM ON SEPTEMBER 19
CALABASAS MUSIC FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 10
CALABASAS CLASSIC REGISTRATION UNDERWAY
AARON MEYER IN CONCERT ON SEPTEMBER 10
FALL 2011 RECREATION BROCHURE
CALABASAS STUDY BUDDIES BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 20 AT THE LIBRARY
BOOK CLUBS FOR CHILDREN AT THE CALABASAS LIBRARY
CABLE COMPLAINT?
GUESS THE CALABASAS HISTORIC PLACE OF THE MONTH
LUNCHTIME YOGA FOR ADULTS AT THE CALABASAS LIBRARY
FALL SWIM LESSONS AND SWIM PROGRAMS AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
2ND ANNUAL PET MEMORIAL DAY AND BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS ON OCTOBER 2

AUTHOR GREGG HURWITZ AT THE CALABASAS LIBRARY ON SEPTEMBER 22

FREE SEASONAL FLU SHOTS FOR CALABASAS RESIDENTS ON OCTOBER 30
ENERGY SAVING TIPS FOR WARM DAYS
DROP UNUSED OR EXPIRED MEDICINE IN BINS RATHER THAN DOWN THE DRAIN
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS


 

Dates to Remember

September:

2 - Back to School Pool Party

3 - E-Waste Collection

5 - Labor Day (City Hall Closed)

10 - Aaron Meyer in Concert

10  - Calabasas Music Festival

10 - Hazardous Waste Collection Event

14 - City Council Meeting

14 - 5th-7th Grade Book Club at Library

15 - Yoga & You at the Calabasas Library

16-18 - CITF Performances in Calabasas

17 - Sheriff's Station 20th Anniversary Celebration

17 - E-Waste Collection

19 - LVUSD Forum at Lupin Hill

20 - Study Buddies Program Begins at the Library

21 - 3rd-4th Grade Book Club at Library

23 - Author event at the Calabasas Library

28
- City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

 

October:

2 - Pet Memorial Day & Animal Blessing Event

12 - City Council Meeting

15-16 - Calabasas Pumpkin Festival

26 -
City Council Meeting

30 - Drive Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic


 

 

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CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL BRINGS PERFORMANCES TO CALABASAS

The California International Theatre Festival (CITF) returns to Calabasas for a third year with theater performances in the City and in the Los Angeles area from September 8 – 18, 2011.  The Festival, which features plays, concerts and readings from around the globe, has  announced their 2011 line-up which features performances from Canada, France, Ukraine, the United States and more.   Check the official CITF website for the full performance schedule and to purchase CITF tickets.   Events are scheduled in Calabasas from September 16 - 18, 2011. 
 

The Festival is once again featuring an educational outreach program which offers students an exciting opportunity to expand their theatre education and training. More information about the education programs are available online.

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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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LOST HILLS SHERIFF'S STATION 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ON SEPTEMBER 17

The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station will be hosting a 20th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. at the Lost Hills Station located at 27050 Agoura Road in Calabasas.  The free, family-friendly event will feature live music, food and beverages for sale along with a number of exciting law enforcement displays and demonstrations.  Participants will be able to sit in the drivers’ seat of a Sheriff’s Department helicopter and patrol car, watch demonstrations by the Arson/Explosives Unit, S.W.A.T. team, the canine and horse units, the mountain rescue team and more.  Special activities will be available for children and free parking is available at the commercial buildings across the street from the Sheriff’s Station.  For more information, please contact Deputy Brownell at (818) 878-5506.

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BACK TO SCHOOL POOL PARTY

Say good-bye to summer in style with a back to school pool party at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center. Bring the whole family out on Friday, September 2, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will be free open swim, games, prizes, belly flop contests and great music! The Waters Edge Cafe will also be open for business during the party. 

Admission to the Back to School Party is free so bring the family to celebrate the end of another great summer! For more information, please call (818) 222-2782. See you at the pool!

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LAS VIRGENES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT FORUM ON SEPTEMBER 19

As part of its outreach effort to the community, the Las Virgenes Unified School District is holding a number of bi-monthly Superintendent's Forums throughout the school year.  The first session of the school year will be held on Monday, September 19, 2011 in Hees Hall at Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas Four additional forums will be held between November and May.  Additional Calabasas forums include a January 20, 2012 session at Bay Laurel Elementary School and a May 14, 2012 session at Round Meadow Elementary School.  The sessions are unstructured and allow community members to raise issues and ask questions of district senior management. They are held at school sites to also afford community members the opportunity to visit their neighborhood schools and have a window into the community's outstanding school system.

The evenings are hosted by Donald Zimring, Superintendent for the District.   The September forum at Lupin Hill Elementary School begins at 7:30 p.m. and will end by 9:00 p.m.  For further information, please contact the School District at (818) 878-5225.

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CALABASAS MUSIC FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 10

The inaugural Calabasas Music Festival, headlined by R&B vocalist Jeffrey Osborne and featuring electric violinist Noel Webb, LA Mambo Combo, and smooth jazz keyboardist Gail Johnson will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road in Calabasas. Comedian Jay Lamont will also perform.  The venue will open at 4:00p.m. to the public with performances running from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.   

General admission tickets are $50, VIP tickets are $120 and front row seat tickets with complimentary food are $150. Ten-person cabanas and tables can also be rented for $1,000.  A portion of the proceeds are to go toward benefiting the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club.  The festival will feature catered barbecue, a full bar and other vendors.

Limited free onsite parking is available and shuttles will take attendees from Calabasas City Hall (100 Civic Center Way) and The Calabasas Inn (23500 Park Sorrento).  The Calabasas Music Festival is produced by Labrador Entertainment and the Barbeque Club Entertainment Company.

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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 ZenSpa 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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AARON MEYER IN CONCERT ON SEPTEMBER 10

Spotlight the Arts is pleased to present Aaron Meyer in Concert on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 8:00p.m. at the Madrid Theater at 21622 Sherman Way in Canoga Park.   General admission tickets are $15 - $30, senior, student and group tickets are $10 - $25, and children under 10 are admitted for $10. 
 

Aaron Meyer and his band will perform an inspiring collection of contemporary instrumental music featuring a mix of jazz, classical, and world influences that will delight people of all ages.  The 11-person band features musicians whose credits include work on over 100 motion picture soundtracks as well as performances with Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.


Tickets are available by calling (818) 347-9938 and are also
available online.  More information about Aaron Meyer and his music may be found at www.aaronmeyermusic.com.

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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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CALABASAS STUDY BUDDIES BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 20 AT THE LIBRARY

The 2011-2012 Calabasas Study Buddies Program begins on September 20, 2011.  The program helps Calabasas elementary and middle school students to get free assistance with homework at the Calabasas Library.  High school students are available to help elementary and middle school students with their homework and study skills.  Study Buddies is available on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. in the Calabasas Library meeting room.  The library is located at 200 Civic Center Way in Calabasas.  For more information about the Study Buddies, please contact the library at (818) 225-7616. 

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BOOK CLUBS FOR CHILDREN AT THE CALABASAS LIBRARY

A free Kids Book Club for 5th through 7th graders will meet on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 4:00p.m.  The September book is Savvy by Ingrid Law.  Membership in the Wednesday Book Club is free and for more information, please call Jill Nevins at 818-225-7616 or email  jnevins@cityofcalabasas.com.

The book club for 3rd and 4th graders will meet on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 2:00p.m. in the Calabasas Library to discuss the book
The Get Rich Quick Club by Dan Gutman.  Young readers are welcome to come by for books, food and fun.  For more information, please call (818) 224-1757.

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CABLE COMPLAINT?

Residents experiencing difficulty with their cable or video service provider should contact City Hall.   Depending on geographic location, Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, Dish Network and Direct TV all provide a variety of television video services within the City of Calabasas. Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable provide television video services that are wired directly to the home or business and operate under a State of California Franchise. Dish Network and Direct TV provide television video services over the air and are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission. All of the services are provided for a fee and the City of Calabasas does not regulate and/or promote the use of any service provider. In some areas of the City, some residents may be able to receive over the air television if they have the proper equipment.

The Calabasas Communications and Technology Commission works with the Media Operations Department to monitor television video service providers and telecommunications in the City of Calabasas. To register a television video service complaint with the City, please call (818) 224-1636 or e-mail info@cityofcalabasas.com with your television video service provider, problem, name, address and phone number. You may also contact the television video service companies directly. Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/video-service.html for contact information.

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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, 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 August Historic Place of the Month was Kramer’s Store, one of the oldest buildings in Old Town Calabasas.  The first correct guess was sent in by Ellen P. Who will be the first to guess the September Historic Place of the Month? 
Email your guess today!

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LUNCHTIME YOGA FOR ADULTS AT THE LIBRARY

Due to popular demand, the Calabasas Library is pleased to present another “Yoga and You” lunch time session on Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. with yoga instructor Diane Wenger.   Yoga participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat or large towel and some water.  No yoga experience is necessary and all adults are welcome!  For more information on Yoga & You, please call the Calabasas library at (818) 225-7616.

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FALL SWIM LESSONS AND SWIM PROGRAMS AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

Parents can now register their kids for fall swim lessons which are available on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 4:00p.m. to 6:30p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.   Registration is currently available at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center.   For more information, please call at the Lagoon at (818) 222-8777.

Are you a swimmer who needs to work on technique, build endurance or need to be pushed to swim at a higher level? The City of Calabasas Recreation Department is hosting a Masters Swim Program that works out three times a week in the evening on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30p.m. to 7:45p.m. and Saturdays from 7:00a.m. to 8:45a.m.  For those with less experience, Coach Al's Novice Swim Team works out in the pool from Monday to Thursday in the afternoon from 3:30p.m. to 6:30p.m. Please contact Raine at (818) 222-2782 for more information on any of the swim classes and programs or stop by the front desk at the Tennis & Swim Center.

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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, September 3, 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 (September 17, 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, September 10, 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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AUTHOR GREGG HURWITZ AT THE CALABASAS LIBRARY ON SEPTEMBER 22

Gregg Hurwitz, critically acclaimed, internationally best-selling author of numerous thriller books will be at the Calabasas Library on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 7:00p.m. to speak and sign his latest book titled You’re Next. The plot is full of twists and turns as someone recognizes Mike Wingate's picture in the newspaper and begins to destroy his life. Labeled a terrorist, Mike winds up on the run from the police and a nasty crew.  

This Calabasas Library author event is free and open to the public.  Books will be for sale at the event.  The Calabasas Library is located at 200 Civic Center Way in Calabasas.  For more information, please call the library at (818) 225-7616.

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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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ENERGY-SAVING TIPS FOR WARM DAYS

There are a number of ways to save energy throughout a warm September in Calabasas.  A key energy-saving tip is to set thermostats at the highest comfortable setting.  Typical settings are 78 degrees for summer cooling.  Air conditioning operating costs increase 3% to 8% for each degree a thermostat is raised.  Make sure no heat-generating appliances are near the thermostat, including lamps, televisions, and stereo and computer equipment.  

The easiest way to ensure an air conditioning system is operating efficiently is by keeping the air filter clean.  Keeping shades and curtains drawn will also reduce radiant heat from the sun inside homes and businesses.  Windows and doors should always be shut while air conditioning is running.  Replacing older, inefficient windows and doors can also lower energy costs and will extend the life of an air conditioning system. Windows with more efficient low-E glass reduces the sun's warming rays.  Please note that a permit is required when replacing windows and doors.  For more home and  business energy saving tips, please visit
www.energysavers.gov.  

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DROP UNUSED OR EXPIRED MEDICINE IN BINS RATHER THAN DOWN THE DRAIN

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lost Hills station has receptacles for the safe disposal of unused or expired pharmaceuticals including prescription drugs, controlled substances and sharps (needles & syringes).  Located at 27050 Agoura Road, between Lost Hills and Liberty Canyon, the unwanted items may be deposited in the "Safe Drug Surrender" bins near the entrance to the station under an anonymous "no questions asked" policy.  The program allows area residents to safely dispose of the items in a secure and environmentally protective manner.  Remember the slogan, "No Drugs Down the Drain!"  Please take them to Lost Hills Sheriff's Station instead.

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LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS

Conejos Players Theatre - Thousand Oaks
Open House
Through September 10, 2011
Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at 8:00p.m.
Sun. at 2:00p.m.

Madrid Theatre - Canoga Park
Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
Award-Winning Pianist/Composer Aaron Meyer


Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza - Thousand Oaks

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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:


Host Karyn Foley's guest is B.I Yerevanian M.D., Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and author of "The Obsessive and Compulsive Experience".

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

City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2011 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

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 September, please visit our City
Calendar Page.

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