15TH ANNUAL CALABASAS MAYOR'S
STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
Mayor Mary Sue Maurer will present the 15th Annual
Calabasas Mayor's State of the City Address on Thursday,
January 24, 2013 in Founders Hall at the Calabasas Library.
The speech will begin at 7:00 p.m. and the
Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will host a mixer
immediately afterwards. Members of the public are invited to
attend. The speech will be videotaped and replayed on
CTV-3 in Calabasas and available on demand via the
The State of the City address is an annual presentation by
the Mayor of Calabasas bringing residents, City staff and
civic leaders together to reflect on City accomplishments
from the past year and to review plans for the future. For
more information about the Mayor's State of the City
Address, please call (818) 224-1600.
2013 CALABASAS WINTER
2013 Calabasas Winter Recreation brochure was mailed to all
Calabasas residents in early December. 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 2013 Winter Calabasas Recreation Brochure is also
online and paper copies are available at
City Hall, the
Agoura/Calabasas Community Center and the
Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Classes will run from
January to March 2013, so make sure to register early! For
more information about Calabasas recreation opportunities,
or for help with class registration, please call the
Recreation Department at (818) 880-6461.
2013 CALABASAS GENERAL
There are four official candidates running for three City
Council seats in the March 5, 2013 Calabasas General
Municipal Election. The term of each seat is four years. An
2013 Calabasas General Municipal Election website is
available online and will be updated throughout the election
season with an election calendar and information about
candidates, candidate forums, and voting.
A Meet the Candidates program will be produced by
CTV, in conjunction with the nonpartisan Center for
Governmental Studies and reporter Laura Nickerson, on
Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The program will feature
interviews with all four candidates and will be shown on CTV
and be available on demand from the City website. A
Candidate Forum, sponsored and co-moderated by the
Center for Governmental Studies is scheduled for Wednesday,
January 30, 2013 at Founders Hall in the Calabasas Library.
Additional details about election related coverage is
available on the 2013 Calabasas General Municipal Election
March 5, 2013 is election day when polls will be open from
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CTV will once again provide live
election night coverage on CTV-3 in Calabasas,
via online streaming, and will post
live election results on the 2013 Calabasas General
Municipal Election website.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO PREMIERE
NATIVE AMERICAN ART EXHIBIT
National Park Service will host an exhibit opening
for Native American artist Michael Chas Williams on
Sunday, January 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at
Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in Newbury
A Wichita tribal member of the Pickard Camp of
Anadarko/Ft. Cobb, Oklahoma, Williams has created
original works of art since the 1960s and is a
well-regarded maker of dream catchers whose work has
been featured at the Autry Museum of Los Angeles. His
involvement with Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture
Center extends nearly 20 years, during which time he has
presented various public workshops regarding the history
and creation of dream catchers.
is a delightful artist and educator whose work includes
both dream catchers and more recent pastel pieces,” said
Satwiwa park ranger Razsa Cruz. “We’re fortunate to have
such an accomplished artist to share his creations with
All ages are welcome and the program and parking are
free. The exhibit runs through April 13, 2013. For more
information, please call (805) 370-2301 or visit
LIBRARY EVENTS IN JANUARY
Calabasas Library would like to welcome you to the new
year with a lineup of great programs and opportunities!
Check out the complete
January calendar of events for a program that's right
School students are invited to
study for finals at the Library this month. The
Multipurpose Room will be open for studying on Saturday,
January 12 (10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), Sunday, January 13
(12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.), Tuesday, January 15 (3:00 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.), and Thursday, January 17 (3:00 p.m. – 8:30
p.m.). Food and drink will be permitted in the room.
Mark your calendar for Thursday, January 31, when local
artists will be displaying their beautiful art at the
Calabasas Library. Stop by the Multipurpose Room from 6:30
p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for this
free art exhibit. Refreshments will be provided and the
event is open to all.
by the Library between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
on Tuesdays and Thursdays for
Peer Counseling. Sponsored by the Calabasas Library and
the National Honor Society of Calabasas High School, 9th
through 12th Graders can get help with Math, English or the
latest school project. Please note that there will be no
Peer Counseling on January 24.
Elementary school age children are invited to the
Love to Learn Tutoring Program at the Calabasas Library.
Viewpoint Advanced Placement and Honors high school students
are available to tutor most Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00
p.m. Sessions in January include January 5, 12, and 26.
February dates include February 9 and 16.
The Calabasas Historical Society will be continuing their
examination of growth of the Las Virgenes Unified School
District on Thursday, January 31 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00
p.m. Please come and share your memories of working
at/attending these local schools.
If you are interested in joining a book club, the Calabasas
Library is the place to be! There are three separate clubs,
geared for different age groups. Adults can participate in
2nd Thursday Book Club, The
Dog Eared Book Club is specifically for 5th-7th graders,
and children in the 3rd and 4th grades can enjoy the
Book Worm Book Club. For meeting schedules, book
selections and details, please visit the Library Calendar
Are you a
Film Fanatic? Join the Club! For adults who love all
types of movies, plan on attending the next Film Fanatics
meeting on Wednesday, January 16 at 6:00 p.m.
yoga at the Library! Classes will be offered three times
this month on Thursdays, January 3, January 10 and January
17 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.
For additional information on any of the above events,
or contact Library Staff at (818) 225-1616. Please note that
in addition to the regularly scheduled closures, the
Calabasas Library will be closed Tuesday, January 1, Sunday,
January 20 and will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January
REGISTER NOW FOR SPRING T-BALL
AND COACH PITCH LEAGUES
for the 2013 Spring T-Ball and Coach Pitch Leagues is
happening now at de Anza Park and will continue until
leagues are full. T-Ball is for ages 4-6 and Coach Pitch is
for ages 7-8. Leagues run from March 16 - June 1 and each
team will play one game per week on Saturdays at either
Grape Arbor Park or Creekside Park. There will be one
practice per week based on the coach’s schedule. There are
no try-outs and players will be placed on teams based on
friend requests or the school which they attend. The league
fee is $140 and includes uniforms, team pictures, and a
Parents, we need your help! Please volunteer to be a
coach. A coaches meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on
Monday, February 25 at de Anza Park. For more information,
please call (818) 880-6461 or email
. Emphasize fun
and learning while building character one swing at a time!
WINTER ENERGY SAVING TIPS
Energy outlines ways in which we can all save energy and
money during the winter months. Implement some of these
strategies at home for a more energy efficient season:
Take advantage of the heat
from the sun. Open curtains on your
south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to
naturally heat your home, and close them at night to
reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
Cover drafty windows.
Adjust the temperature.
Set your thermostat to a setting as low as is
comfortable. When you are asleep or away from the house,
turn your thermostat back 10-15 degrees. A programmable
thermostat can make it easy to set back your
Find leaks and seal them.
Be sure to check pipes, gaps around chimneys and
recessed lights in insulated ceilings, and unfinished
spaces behind cupboards and closets.
Maintain your heating system
by scheduling routine maintenance service. Be
sure to replace your furnace filter once a month or as
needed. If operating a wood or pellet-burning heater,
clean the flue vent regularly and clean the inside of
the appliance with a wire brush periodically to ensure
your home is heated efficiently.
Reduce heat loss from the
fireplace. Keep the fireplace damper closed
unless a fire is burning. When using the fireplace,
reduce heat loss by opening dampers in the bottom of the
firebox or open the nearest window slightly
(approximately 1 inch) and close doors leading into the
Lower your water heating
costs. Water heating can account for 14-25% of
the energy consumed in your home. Turn down the
temperature of your water heater to a warm setting (120
For additional energy saving tips, visit
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
City of Calabasas organizes
two free monthly electronic waste collection events.
On the first Saturday of the month (January 5,
2013), an electronic waste collection will take place at
Albertson’s parking lot, 26521 Agoura Road (at Las
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 (January 19, 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.
The City of Calabasas holds
bi-monthly collections for paint and used oil. On
Saturday, January 12, 2013 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 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. For
more information, please contact the City of Calabasas
Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator at (818) 224-1600.
Hall will be closed Tuesday, January 1 and Monday,
City Council Agenda Items
are available online the Thursday prior to a City
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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and meetings at City Hall during January, please visit
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