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AUGUST 2013 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
30TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
SUMMER SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES: FANTASTIC DIAMOND
BAND FROM TV HONORS JAMIE DAUGHERTY AT ALS BENEFIT
FAMILY CAMP OUT AT JUAN BAUTISTA DE ANZA PARK
SOCALGAS WARNS CUSTOMERS ABOUT UTILITY IMPOSTORS
ANTIQUES ROAD SHOW AT SAVVY SENIORS LUNCHEON
ARTIST ALLEY AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
LIBRARY EVENTS IN AUGUST
MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST EVENTS IN AUGUST  
FRIDAY FUN FAMILY NIGHTS AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER  
NEW HOURS FOR THE CALABASAS LIBRARY BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1  
  E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
HAVE YOUR NEXT EVENT AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
FRIENDS OF THE CALABASAS LIBRARY OFFERING FREE PASSES TO LACMA
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

Dates to Remember

 August 2013: 2 - Family Camp Out

3-
E-Waste Collection


6 - 30th Annual National Night Out

11 - Sun Sets: Fantastic Diamond


14- City Council Meeting

17- E-Waste Collection

21 - Antiques Road Show/Savvy Seniors Luncheon

28- City Council Meeting

 September 2013:

2 - Labor Day - City Hall Closed


7 - E-Waste Collection

11 - City Council Meeting

14 - Water Base Paint & Used Oil Roud-Up

15 - Sun Sets: Quattro

21 - E-Waste Collection

25 - City Council Meeting

THE 30TH ANNUAL
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
IS AUGUST 6

 

 


FANTASTIC DIAMOND
WILL BE PERFORMING
AUGUST 11

 

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30TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

On Tuesday, August 6 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriffs and the City of Calabasas are encouraging community members to participate in this year's National Night Out by locking their doors, turning on outside lights, and spending the evening outside with neighbors. Organize block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from the Sheriff’s, neighborhood walks, safety fairs, contest rallies or meetings.

NNO has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation. Plus, the benefits your community will derive from NNO will most certainly extend well beyond the one night. For more information about National Night Out, please visit: nationaltownwatch.org or call Deputy Shawn Brownell at 818-878-5506.

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SUMMER SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES

The summer fun continues with the 2013 Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake! Back by popular demand, Fantastic Diamond will be bringing a  "Hot August Night" to Calabasas on August 11. Experience a journey through 40 years of Neil Diamond's greatest hits!

All concerts begin at 6:00 p.m., are free to the public, and are located on the Greenbelt at Calabasas Lake with  entrance at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center (located at 23400 Park Sorrento). The concert series features field seating on grass and guests are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs, and blankets. There is limited chair seating available on a first come - first serve basis (kindly reserve for those in need). There is a free park & ride shuttle from the Calabasas Inn, located at 23500 Park Sorrento from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. For more information and the complete concert schedule, please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/sunsets.html

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BAND FROM TV HONORS JAMIE DAUGHERTY AT ALS BENEFIT

On Sunday, August 11, 2013 the Band from TV will appear in concert at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills to honor Calabasas resident Jamie Daugherty and benefit the ALS Association Golden West Chapter. Daugherty, a Calabasas resident and chair of the City of Calabasas Communications & Technology Commission, was diagnosed with ALS, also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”, in January, 2012. 

The ALS Golden West Chapter is committed to creating a world without ALS and seeks to treat and cure the disease through global research and nationwide advocacy while empowering individuals with ALS and their families to live fuller lives by providing compassionate care and support.  The Band from TV is a charity cover band whose members are well-known actors from television series who donates the proceeds of their performances and recordings to a variety of charitable causes.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m., with the Band from TV taking the stage at 8:00 p.m. Tickets and sponsorship are available at a different price levels. For more information, contact Giovanna D’Angelo at 818-865 8067, ext. 229; Lindsey Crawford at 818-865-8067 ext. 242 or visit www.alsagoldenwest.org

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FAMILY CAMP OUT AT JUAN BAUTISTA DE ANZA PARK

The 2nd Annual Family Camp Out returns August 2! Join the Calabasas staff at Juan Bautista de Anza Park for camping, games, a movie under the stars, s'mores, and singing. Fall asleep to the sounds of nature and wake up to the smell of pancakes! The camp out begins at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2 and goes until 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 3. For additional information and to register, contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782, kmilbrand@cityofcalabasas.com. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids under the age of fourteen. 

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SOCALGAS WARNS CUSTOMERS ABOUT UTILITY IMPOSTORS

The Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) is alerting customers to be aware of people posing as gas company employees to gain entry to a customer’s home for the purpose of committing a crime. SoCalGas wants to assure customers that employees who perform in-home appliance services, work on gas meters, or service natural gas pipelines wear uniforms and carry official photo identification while on the job.

The following tips can help customers avoid being a victim of utility impostors:

  • Customers are encouraged to be vigilant and question anyone who presents themselves as a representative of SoCalGas, especially if the visit is unscheduled.

  • Customers should ask for identification before allowing someone into the home. SoCalGas workers who perform in-home appliance services, work on gas meters or work on gas pipeline wear uniforms. However, some other employees do not.

  • The majority of authorized SoCalGas field service employees will be in uniform with a SoCalGas company logo, carry an official employee badge with a photo, and most of the time drive a company car bearing the SoCalGas logo.

  • Most SoCalGas employee visits are in response to a service request. If no one scheduled an appointment, call SoCalGas before allowing anyone into the home.

  • To verify the authenticity of anyone claiming to be a representative of SoCalGas, customers are encouraged to ask for proper identification or call SoCalGas at 1-800-427-2200 (or 1-800-342-4545 in Spanish) during normal business hours. SoCalGas customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visit socalgas.com/safety for more information on staying safe.

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ANTIQUES ROAD SHOW AT SAVVY SENIORS LUNCHEON

Have you always wanted to have one of your antiques or family heirlooms appraised on TV’s Antique Roadshow? “Calabasas Antiques Road Show”, gives you the chance at the Calabasas Savvy Seniors Luncheon on Wednesday, August 21 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Calabasas Country Club, 4515 Park Entrada in Calabasas. Guests may bring one item to be assessed by property, art and antiques appraiser Elizabeth Stewart. Stewart, who has performed “Antiques Road Show” type programs throughout Southern California, Las Vegas and Boston will then select 25 items to talk about in detail on stage.

The Savvy Seniors luncheon provides an occasion to meet other active seniors in the community and learn about programs designed for men and women 55 years and older. The fee for the catered luncheon and presentation is $25 and the Registration CODE is 5400.301. Brochures for upcoming Savvy Seniors Fall classes and excursions will be distributed at the conclusion of the luncheon. Beginning on August 22nd, brochures can also be found at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, Juan Bautista de Anza Park, and the Creekside Park/Community Center.

To register for the Luncheon, for more information about the Calabasas Savvy Seniors, or to add your name to the mailing list, please contact Kimberly Colp at: (818) 880-6461.

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ARTIST ALLEY AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

Every six weeks the Tennis & Swim Center features a local artist to display their beautiful artwork. On August 4, the new artist will be Tomoko Koyama. Tomoko has been featured in many domestic and international publications. Her stunning paintings will be on display until September 13. Please stop by and take a look! For for more information, contact Kathy Milbrand 818-222-2782 ext. 113.

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN AUGUST

Beat the heat this month by spending your time at the Calabasas Library! Check out the complete August Calendar of Events for a program that's right for you.

There is a lot happening this month for your K-5th graders! If your little one is feeling creative, Craft Day is on Thursday, August 1 at 4:00 p.m. Your child will be creating a spooky paper cave! On Wednesday, August 7, join us and The Wildlife Company to see wild and unique animals. So everybody has a good seat, there will be two performances; the first at 4:00 p.m. and the second at 7:00 p.m. Then, on Wednesday, August 14 at 4:00 p.m., experience science in motion with Mad Science! Mad Science is a fun and participatory show.

Preschool aged children are invited to join Mr. Grant for a show filled with silly songs, audience participation, and puppets! Mr. Grant will be at the Library on Wednesday, August 14 at 11:00 a.m.

Family Movie Night at the Library is August 6 at 6:30 p.m. This month's movie features Stuart as he takes us on a journey through the city with a very reluctant Snowbell, the family cat. Stuart is on a mission to save his new friend, a bird named Margalo from an evil Falcon. The movie is rated PG and is 78 minutes long. Admission is free and concessions will be available as a fundraiser for the Teen Library Council. Children must attend with an adult.

Calling all chocolate lovers: Stephanie Winnard, Health and Wellness Educator will be doing a chocolate treat demonstrating and tasting, inspired by the novel, Chocolat by Joanne Harris on Thursday, August 8 at Noon. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by calling the Reference Desk at 818-225-7616.

Swing by the Library at Noon on Thursday, August 22 for some good old-fashioned Bingo fun! Free to participate, play for a chance to win gifts, meet some new friends, and more!

Relax and unwind with yoga at the Library twice a month! Class will be offered on Thursday, August 1 and Thursday, August 15 from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Instructed by Deanne Wenger, RYT, you will feel refreshed and relaxed. No experience is necessary, all are welcome, and the classes are free of charge. Just be sure you wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat/large towel.

Adults are invited to 2nd Thursday Book Club on Thursday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m. This month's book is "Cold Dish" by Craig Johnson. Membership into the club is free. However, a library card is required to participate.

For information on any of the above events, please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library.html or contact Library Staff at (818) 225-1616.

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MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST EVENTS IN AUGUST

Walk in shade of the great oaks! On Saturday, August 3 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.,  join the Cold Creek Docents at Cold Creek Preserve-Lower Stunt High Trailhead for a morning hike to delight in the colors of a basin set among craggy peaks. Bring a snack, water, and wear sturdy shoes. To make reservations and for more information, call 818-591-9363.

Stream Team Restoration: Come enjoy the outdoors and make a difference! On Sunday August 10 from 8:45 a.m. – noon,  join Mountains Restoration Trust and Heal the Bay to restore areas of Leo Carrillo State Park. Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine while helping remove non-native vegetation along Arroyo Sequit in Leo Carrillo State Park. Bring a snack, water and wear sturdy footwear. For more information and to register, visit http://www.healthebay.org/event/habitat-restoration-leo-carrillo-state-park-0.                         

Weed War – a continuous fight against weeds (non-native invasive species). It’s exciting to see young oak trees and speculate on how many native critters now have a home, food, and shelter. On Sunday, August 11 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., join Mountains Restoration Trust, TreePeople, and the California Native Plant Society for a satisfying day of weeding, planting and watering. Bring a snack, water and wear sturdy footwear. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: call 818-591-1701 x202 or volunteer@treepeople.org. Call or email for directions.

There once was a valley where giant oaks held an ecosystem together. The trees were harvested and the valley had many experiences; charcoaling kilns, farming, cattle grazing, movie making. But a white knight rode in: State Parks acquired the property to provide a park for public enjoyment and to preserve an historic landscape.  Since 1992, volunteers have enjoyed a wonderful day in Malibu Creek State Park planting and caring for oak trees and their understory plants. Join Mountains Restoration Trust and TreePeople on Sunday, August 17 from 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. to care for oaks and rebuild a native landscape. Bring a snack, water and wear sturdy footwear. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: volunteer@treepeople.org or call 818-591-1701 x202.  

You won’t find this beauty spot on any map, but after we meet at Peter Strauss Ranch the way will be shown. Unseemly land uses created great swaths of invasive weeds but have also created the perfect site for an endangered, very small sunflower. Join Mountains Restoration Trust and TreePeople on Saturday, August 24 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. to help care for the newly planted native plants. Bring a snack, water and wear sturdy footwear. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: volunteer@treepeople.org or 818-591-1701 x202. From Kanan Road, Agoura Hills, turn onto Troutdale, then left on Mulholland Highway, then right into Peter Strauss parking lot.

Native plants are working hard (growing almost like Jack’s beanstalk) to bring a natural eco-balance to the lower Topanga Creek area of the park. But they need a boost – on Sunday, August 25 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., join Mountains Restoration Trust and TreePeople to care for the native plants and remove the invasive, non-native ones. Bring a snack, water and wear sturdy footwear. Receive community service credit. Directions: entrance is a few hundred feet from Pacific Coast Highway on Topanga Canyon Road. Reservations required: volunteer@treepeople.org or call 818-591-1701 x202.    

Mountains Restoration Trust, a nonprofit preserving land in the Santa Monica Mountains, is hosting its Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 at Corriganville Park in Simi Valley! Training is led by expert Tracy Jenson-Presson of High on Kennels located in San Diego County. Tracy has many years of experience training dogs to avoid rattlesnakes. She is well known for being a problem solver when it comes to difficult dogs. Our training clinics are conducted in a safe, humane, controlled environment ensuring the safety of your dog, as well as the safety of the rattlesnakes. Typically, a training session for one dog takes about 20 minutes. The training process is repeated several times to assure that your dog will understand the sight, smell and sound of a rattlesnake (they have a distinctive odor that dogs can discern from other snakes). Please allow about an hour for your session to sign in and make any time adjustments to scheduling, assuring that proper attention is given to all participants. To register, visit http://mountainstrust.eventbrite.com/. Advanced payment of $70 per dog is required.    

Give native fish larvae and native frog tadpoles a chance by removing the non-native, invasive red swamp crayfish from spawning pools located in Malibu Creek! Experience the morning sunshine on Malibu Creek and help Mountains Restoration Trust trap and remove crayfish. Great fun for kids, families, and scout groups! Bring water and wear shoes that can get muddy. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from  9:30 a.m. -11:30a.m. To register, visit www.mrtcrayfish.eventbrite.com. Also available for groups and special events- call (818) 591-1701 ext 202 to make reservations.

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FRIDAY FUN FAMILY NIGHTS AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

Every Friday night in summer is a Fun Family Night at the Tennis & Swim Center. Pick up the family after work and head to the center. On the tennis patio, Atmosphere Café will be open for dinner, snacks and desserts. There will be entertaining kids’ classes to enrich younger family members while you play tennis, swim or just relax with some music or watch the game on TV on the tennis patio. Fridays are going to be fun at the center!

On Friday, August 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., participate in Summer Desserts, a kid's cooking class. Instructed by Atmosphere Catering, this class is sure to be a hit! There is a $10 fee. Then come back on Friday, August 16 for a Back 2 School Pool Party from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This free event is the perfect way to close out the summer! For additional information, please contact Kathy Milbrand 818-222-2782 ext. 113.

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NEW HOURS FOR THE CALABASAS LIBRARY BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1
The Calabasas Library will have new hours, effective September 1, 2013. The updated hours are as follows:

MONDAY: CLOSED
TUESDAY: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
THURSDAY: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
FRIDAY: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SATURDAY: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SUNDAY: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For additional information, please contact the Library at (818) 225-7616 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library.html

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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 (August 3, 2013), an electronic waste collection will take place at the Albertson’s parking lot, 26521 Agoura Road (at Las Virgenes Road) in Calabasas from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  A second monthly electronic waste event will take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month (August 17, 2013) in the Vons Shopping Center parking lot at 23381 Mulholland Drive in Woodland Hills from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.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.

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HAVE A GREAT EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

From small, intimate affairs to large corporate and private parties, let the Tennis & Swim Center & Atmosphere Events & Catering be your one-stop shop for the finest food, superb service, menu planning, staffing, rentals & décor.  Our Chefs are professionally-trained with over 20 years of experience and will work with our clients’ nutritional needs as well as with their budgetary confinements.  We feel everybody has the right to a great event! On-site catering by Atmosphere Events & Catering. Some tables & chairs are provided. For further information, please contact Kathy Milbrand (818) 222-2782  x 113 or visit www.calabasastsc.com  

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FRIENDS OF THE CALABASAS LIBRARY OFFERING FREE PASSES TO LACMA 

The Friends of the Calabasas Library has purchased two memberships to the 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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LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS

Conejo Players Theatre - Thousand Oaks

Madrid Theatre - Canoga Park

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza - Thousand Oaks

Valley Performing Arts Center - Northridge

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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!

Check out this new show on CTV:

On this episode of Your City, Your Issues, host Laura Nickerson visits the Calabasas Canine Classic Dog-Walk & Festival at Juan de Anza Park.

YOUR CITY, YOUR ISSUES:
CANINE CLASSIC & FESTIVAL 2013


Check the
CTV Guide for playback days and times.  You can watch archived episodes of CTV programs on-line anytime with CTV Archives.

Or visit the Calabasas3 YouTube Channel at: www.youtube.com/calabasas3

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

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 August, please visit our City Calendar Page.

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