30TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
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
SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES
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
FROM TV HONORS JAMIE DAUGHERTY AT ALS BENEFIT
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
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
FAMILY CAMP OUT AT JUAN BAUTISTA
DE ANZA PARK
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)
email@example.com. The cost is $10 for
adults and $5 for kids under the age of fourteen.
SOCALGAS WARNS CUSTOMERS
ABOUT UTILITY IMPOSTORS
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 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
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
ANTIQUES ROAD SHOW AT SAVVY
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
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
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)
ALLEY AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
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.
LIBRARY EVENTS IN AUGUST
Beat the heat this month by spending your time at the
Calabasas Library! Check out the complete
Calendar of Events for a program that's right for you.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
or contact Library Staff at (818) 225-1616.
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. Call or email for directions.
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:
email@example.com 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:
firstname.lastname@example.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
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:
email@example.com or call 818-591-1701 x202.
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.
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
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.
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
||11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
||11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
||11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
||11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
||11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
||12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For additional information, please contact the Library at
(818) 225-7616 or visit
City of Calabasas organizes
monthly electronic waste collection events. On
the first Saturday of the month (August 3, 2013), an
electronic waste collection will take place at the
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)
HAVE A GREAT
EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
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
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