2011 CALABASAS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL ON
OCTOBER 15 & 16
2011 Calabasas Pumpkin
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
LOST HILLS SHERIFF'S STATION 20TH
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ON SEPTEMBER 17
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.
BACK TO SCHOOL POOL PARTY
good-bye to summer in style with a back to school
pool party at the
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
LAS VIRGENES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
FORUM ON SEPTEMBER 19
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
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
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
The evenings are hosted by Donald Zimring,
Superintendent for the District. The September
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.
CALABASAS MUSIC FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 10
Calabasas Music Festival, headlined by R&B vocalist
Jeffrey Osborne and featuring electric violinist
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
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.
For more information or to buy tickets, please visit
CALABASAS CLASSIC 5K/10K 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
For more information about the Calabasas Classic, please
AARON MEYER IN CONCERT ON SEPTEMBER
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
More information about Aaron Meyer and his music may
be found at
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.
Fall Calabasas Recreation Brochure is also available
additional paper copies are available at
Agoura/Calabasas Community Center and the
Tennis & Swim Center.
Classes run until December 2011.
For more information about Calabasas recreation
opportunities or for help with class registration, please
at (818) 880-6461.
CALABASAS STUDY BUDDIES BEGINS
ON SEPTEMBER 20 AT THE LIBRARY
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
For more information about the Study Buddies,
please contact the library at (818) 225-7616.
Residents experiencing difficulty with their cable
or video service provider should contact City Hall.
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.
Communications and Technology Commission works
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
firstname.lastname@example.org with your television
video service provider, problem, name, address and
phone number. You may also contact the television
video service companies directly. Visit
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, 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
Email your guess today!
LUNCHTIME YOGA FOR ADULTS AT
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.
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
Tennis & Swim Center. For
more information, please call at the Lagoon at (818)
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.
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)
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.
2ND ANNUAL PET MEMORIAL DAY AND BLESSING
OF THE ANIMALS ON OCTOBER 2
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
GREGG HURWITZ AT THE CALABASAS LIBRARY ON SEPTEMBER
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.
FREE SEASONAL FLU SHOTS FOR CALABASAS
RESIDENTS ON OCTOBER 30
5th annual Calabasas Drive-Thru Flu Clinic
will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2011 from
8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. at
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
clinics in their area on the internet.
Flu shots will be administered by
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.
ENERGY-SAVING TIPS FOR WARM DAYS
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
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
DROP UNUSED OR EXPIRED MEDICINE IN BINS
RATHER THAN DOWN THE DRAIN
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.
Hall will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2011 in
observance of the Labor Day holiday.
City Council Agenda Items
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Agendas for all commissions
are available online the Friday prior to the commission meeting. All
City Council meetings and commission meetings take place
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