TICKETS GO ON
SALE FOR ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR!
City of Calabasas will proudly host the community’s annual
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at Calabasas High School
on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the
fireworks show begins at 9:00 p.m. The family-oriented,
fun-filled event will feature live music from "Platinum
Groove" plus a free family fun zone with a balloon artist,
rides, crafts, games and the grand fireworks display!
Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be available
beginning on June 3 at City Hall (100 Civic Center Way), the
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center (23400 Park Sorrento) and
Juan Bautista de Anza Park (3701 Lost Hills Road) in
Calabasas. The $10 admission price includes parking,
entertainment and all activities. Children under 2 years of
age are admitted free! Handicap parking and a Shuttle for
elderly & disabled (plus one attendant) will be available.
Delicious food and beverages will be offered for sale at the
site including barbequed meats, sausages, roasted corn,
kettle corn, snow cones and more. Please note that the
Fireworks Spectacular is an alcohol and tobacco free zone.
No bottles, pets or umbrellas are permitted.
The fireworks event takes place on an open grass field.
Fixed chairs are limited to handicap guests only. Bring low
back lawn chairs and blankets. Umbrellas, pets (unless for
ability assistance), alcohol, and tobacco of any kind are
Before the Fireworks Spectacular, the City will feature a
day full of free events for the community starting with the
36th annual Lakeside Fun Run, sponsored in part by the
Calabasas Park Homeowners Association, which will take place
along Calabasas Lake behind the Calabasas Tennis & Swim
Center beginning at 7:45 a.m. Registration for the Fun Run
is $15 for adults and $12 for children before July 1. After
the Fun Run, a pet show will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the
greenbelt adjacent to the Tennis & Swim Center featuring pet
adoptions and pet contests in several categories. A Summer
Splash Party, featuring games, swimming, free use of tennis
courts, a barbeque, music and dancing will take place at the
Tennis & Swim Center from 12:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
CITY OF CALABASAS DODGER
June 4, 2013 has been named “City of Calabasas Dodger
Night”, an evening highlighted by a ceremonial first pitch
to be delivered by Calabasas Mayor Fred Gaines. Specially
discounted tickets for the game against the San Diego Padres
are available at Calabasas City Hall, de Anza Park, and the
Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Tickets are $35 for the
infield loge level, $11 for the reserved level and $26 for
the right field pavilion, which has an all-you-can-eat plan
included with the price. The first 40,000 fans in attendance
with valid tickets will receive a free L.A. Dodgers Cap.
Keep an eye on CTV, the Calabasas Channel, to see tips for
Mayor Gaines on throwing out the first pitch from athletes,
coaches and members of the community. Come join the
community and celebrate the magic at Dodger Stadium. For
more information, call 818-880-6461.
SIDEWALK CPR DAY
you know that in just 5-10 minutes, you can learn how to
save a life? Join Los Angeles County Firefighters for
Sidewalk CPR Day on Tuesday, June 4 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at
the Commons in Calabasas for a hands-only CPR lesson. Learn
to help to save lives! For more information about this
event and for a complete list of locations, please visit
SUMMER SUN SETS CONCERT
is right around the corner and that means it’s almost time
for the 2013 Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake! This
year’s line-up promises to be one of the best ever,
featuring “Beatles vs. Stones- A Musical Shoot Out” on June
9, “Ronnie & The Classics” on July 14, “Fantastic Diamond:
A Tribute to Neil Diamond” on August 11, and “Quattro” on
September 15. 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, please visit
HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE AND E-WASTE ROUNDUP
household waste that’s too toxic to trash? Dispose of
household hazardous waste and e-waste at the Hazardous Waste
and E-Waste Roundup on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 3
p.m. at the Calabasas Landfill Scale area, located at 5300
Lost Hills Road in Agoura.
Acceptable items include: brake fluid, paint, paint thinner,
cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides or herbicides,
household batteries and car batteries, pool chemicals, motor
oil, oil filters, expired pharmaceuticals, anti-freeze, and
fluorescent light bulbs. Acceptable e-waste includes:
computer monitors, televisions, computer CPUs, keyboards,
and cell phones.
Please DO NOT bring: hazardous waste and e-waste from
businesses; explosives, ammunition and radioactive
materials; trash and tires; white goods such as
refrigerators, stoves and washing machines; controlled
substances. Bring your items in a sturdy box, preferably in
their original labeled containers. Do not mix the items
There is a limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous
waste per trip. Be prepared to leave your containers and
boxes. Remove all other items from your trunk. For a
complete listing of what you can and can’t bring and to get
further information, please call 1 (888) CLEAN-LA or visit
CONGRATULATIONS CALABASAS HIGH SCHOOL GRADS!
to the Calabasas High School class of 2013! As a reminder,
the graduation ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 13 at
6:30 p.m. in Keith Ritchie Stadium. There will be increased
automobile and pedestrian traffic around the school, so
remember to drive safely and be patient!
KYLE RUDOW MEMORIAL GOLF
community of Calabasas will gather to celebrate the life of
Kyle Rudow at the 10th annual Kyle Rudow Memorial Golf
Tournament at the Calabasas Country Club on Mon., June 17.
Rudow was a Calabasas resident and CHS graduate who died in
an auto accident in 2003 at the age of 20. His family and
friends created a memorial fund to provide financial support
to organizations that help children, including CASA of Los
Angeles, Brandon’s Village and Calabasas High School. To
date, the fund has raised $300,000. Money raised through
the tournament will benefit the memorial fund. The top
sponsor is Bob Smith BMW. Other sponsorships are available.
Donations of goods, services and gift certificates will be
used in the auction and raffle. Guests may play a round of
golf or just enjoy dinner and other activities. Golfers age
28 and older pay $295; those under 28 pay $150. For more
information, please visit
MALIBU WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL
an afternoon of food, wine, beer and spirits at the 7th
Annual Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival on June
21 & June 22, 2013 at Roof Top of Mercedes Benz in Calabasas.
This year’s festival will honor Gloria Allred for her
contributions to Free Arts for Abused Children, and your ticket includes a
special tasting of world class wines, beers, spirits, and
delicious food, all while helping to raise money for this
worthy cause. Please buy your tickets early, as
this event will sell out. For more information and to
purchase tickets, please visit
COMMUNITY VISIONING WORKSHOPS
City of Calabasas is hosting two community design workshops
to get your ideas for a Senior Center to be located behind
the Civic Center and which will be home to the Savvy Senior Program.
Come out and tell us what you would like to see incorporated
into this facility. The first workshop will be held
Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in
Calabasas Founders Hall adjacent to the Calabasas Library.
The second workshop will be held Thursday, June 27, 2013
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas
Community Center. If you would like to obtain additional
information on this exciting senior center project or the
workshops, please visit
www.cityofcalabasas.com/projects/senior-center.html or call
Let’s giddy up and round up all the Savvy Seniors for a
great big hootenanny at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center.
It’s going to be a real barn-burner with toe-tappin’ live
music from “Caught Red Handed.” Join us for finger lickin’
barbecue and leg slappin’ dancin’! Saddle up in your best
western outfit and join us! It all happens Sunday, June 30
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. For more information
and to purchase your tickets, please call 818-880-6461 or
contact Kathy at (818) 222-2782 or
SUMMER VOLUNTEEN PROGRAM
you a teen looking for something to do this summer? The City
of Calabasas Community Services Department is pleased to
announce the 2013 Summer VolunTEEN program. We are seeking
individuals 13-17 who are interested in volunteering their
spare time. Participants will have an opportunity to
volunteer during the summer in a variety of activities
including: camps, sports programs, special events, and
office work at City Hall, Calabasas Chamber of Commerce,
Calabasas Pharmacy and much more. The program is designed to
give individuals valuable on-the-job experience. The program
will begin Monday, June 17, 2013 and runs until Friday,
August 9, 2013. Applications are currently available at Juan
Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Rd., Calabasas, CA
91302, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. This
program is limited to the first 40 participants who sign up.
information please call Recreation Specialist Lana Wilhelm
SUMMER YOUTH BASKETBALL
Hurry into Juan Bautista de Anza Park to register for the
2013 Summer Youth Basketball League. Sign-ups for boys and
girls ages 5-16 are ongoing until divisions are full. Space
is filling up fast.
League play runs June 15 - August 3,
2013. For more information please contact de Anza Park at
Don't miss out!
EMERGENCY/URGENT CARE CLINICS IN CALABASAS
Two new offices offering emergency care have opened in
Calabasas. Executive ER, located at 26777 Agoura Road, Suite
4, in Calabasas offers the community easy access to
board-certified emergency medicine doctors without the wait
usually encountered in hospitals. The facility offers an
on-site pharmacy, diagnostic lab, X-ray and full suite of
additional services. Canyon Medical Center at 4937 Las Virgenes Road, Suite 104 in Calabasas also offers urgent
care to area residents. For more information, contact
Executive ER at 818-880-2225, or Canyon Medical Center at
Hot weather is on the way, and that means it’s time to hit
the backyard for safe fun. To help keep safe this summer,
• Alert adult supervision of children is essential in
pools, hot tubs and spas at all times. There is no
substitute for adult supervision to ensure child safety in
• Assign an adult to watch the pool at all times when
children are present, make sure there are no distractions
such as talking with friends or cooking on a grill.
• The assigned adult must be watching the children at all
• Don’t assume guests or their children can swim. Ask and
• Don’t leave toys in or around the pool area.
• Toddlers and infants should have physical contact with an
adult at all times while in the pool area.
• Infants and
small children should have constant supervision.
• Make sure all doors and gates leading to the pool or spa
area are securely closed when the pool is not in use.
• Do not allow anyone impaired by alcohol or drugs to use
For safe grilling:
• Place the barbeque grill away from siding, deck railings
and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. It is
also unsafe to use grills in a garage, porch or enclosed
area that could trap carbon monoxide. Never grill on top of
anything that can catch on fire.
• When grilling, have a fire extinguisher, a garden hose or
at least 4 gallons of water close by in case of a fire.
• Keep children away from fires and grills. Establish a
safety zone around the grill and instruct the children to
remain outside of the zone. A chalk line works great for
this purpose. Never leave the grill unattended.
For information and free brochures that will help you have a
fun, healthy summer please visit:
FUN FAMILY NIGHTS AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
Friday night in summer is a Fun Family Night at the Tennis &
Summer Center. Pick up the family after work and head to the
center. On the tennis patio Atmosphere Café will be open for
dinner, snacks & 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
Friday, June 14 is "Marine Biology Night" from 6 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. Registration fee is $25, with a $20 materials fee
on the night of the program. On Friday, June 21 from 6
p.m. - 10 p.m. it's a FREE movie night featuring the film
"The Lorax." On Friday, June 28 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.,
we will be offering "Star War Jedi Night"!
Registration fee is $25, with a $20 materials fee on the
night of the program. For further information, please
contact Kathy Milbrand 818-222-2782 ext. 113
EXTENDED CAMP CARE
you a busy family attending Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center
camps and activities this summer before 11 a.m. and after 4
p.m. and need some extra hands? From June 10 – August 16,
the Tennis & Swim Center is offering Extended Camp Care for
kids aged 5-15. Our staff will have activities, games,
snacks, and crafts! The morning session runs from 7:30 a.m.
– 11 a.m. and costs $12 per session. The afternoon session
runs from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and costs $6 per session. The
cost to attend both sessions is $15 per day. For further
information please contact Kathy Milbrand (818) 222-2782 x.
ARTIST ALLEY AT THE TENNIS
& SWIM CENTER
six weeks the Tennis & Swim Center features a local artist
to display their works of love. Until June 22, the center
is highlighting our own Lyn Getenbach. Starting June 23, our
new artist Helene Jukoff will be displaying her beautiful
Please come by for a look. For
for more information, contact Kathy Milbrand 818-222-2782
LIBRARY EVENTS IN JUNE
packed with exciting opportunities at the
Calabasas Library! Check out the complete
June Calendar of Events for a program that's right for
for Finals? The Multipurpose Room at the Library will be
open for high school students who want a quiet place to
study: Thursday, June 6 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.;
Saturday, June 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, June
9 from noon to 4:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 11 from 3:00
p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 at noon get ready for summer as
nutritionist Stephanie Winnard demonstrates how to prepare
raw food that is easy, fresh, healthy and delicious in a
Healthy Food Cooking Class. Sample delicious recipes and
have fun! Bring your lunch and enjoy. For more information,
please call the library at 818-225-7616.
us at the Library on June 19, 2013 at 10 a.m. for the
Wednesday Morning Book Club. In June we’ll be reading “In
the Garden of Beasts.”
Free sign-ups for the Summer Reading Program begin June 25,
2013. Children and teens, grades K – 12, may join the
program. Preschoolers may also join if a relative or
caregiver will read to them.
Stop by for
yoga at the Library!
Classes will be offered on Thursdays, June 6 and June 20
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
It’s Summer Family Movies at the Calabasas Library!
Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. Come enjoy the story of a
little mouse whose love for a princess leads him on
adventures in this animated feature.
Are you an adult who wants to make
friends while discovering great books? Then join us
for a Summer Reading Program Social on Thursday, June 27th
at Noon. Have a doughnut, coffee, and socialize with your
fellow readers. Find out about the program and the great
prizes you can win throughout the summer by reading,
attending events, and participating. For more information,
call the library at 818-225-7616
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 the
2nd Thursday Book Club. For
meeting schedules, book selections and details, please visit
the Library Calendar page.
information on any of the above events, please visit
or contact Library Staff at (818) 225-1616.
RESTORATION TRUST EVENTS IN JUNE
Topanga Park Restoration 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 – it’s planting time and time to remove
invasive noxious weeds!! Come join in the effort on
Sunday, June 23 from 8:30 a.m. – noon. Bring water, wear sturdy
footwear and receive community service credit. Entrance is a
few hundred feet from Pacific Coast Highway on Topanga
Canyon Road and reservations are required. For more
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Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. join us for the
First Saturday Walk in Cold Creek Valley Preserve. A
glorious two hour spring walk-about along a streamside
trail, through oak woodlands to a rolling chaparral basin
set amidst craggy sandstone peaks. Bring water and wear
appropriate shoes. Call 818-591-9363 for more information
and to register.
Do you know what to do if you get lost while hiking? On
Saturday, June 8 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. get valuable
training at the Youth Naturalist Program Outdoor Survival
program at Headwaters Corner at Calabasas 23075 Mulholland
Hwy. Calabasas, 91302. This program offers plenty of tips on
how to stay safe and comfortable until help arrives. Bring a
compass if you have one as we will conduct a scavenger hunt
using simple orientation skills and learn how to make a
lean-to-shelter. For children ages 8- 12. Pre-registration
is required and space is limited. You may register online at
www.mountainstrust.org. or call Susan Haugland at
818-591-1701 ext. 212 for information. There is a fee for
On Tuesday, June 11 from 10 a.m. – noon, join us at
Headwaters Corner to learn the many reasons that cause a
species to become endangered, threatened, or extinct at the
Adult A guest speaker from "Friends of the Island Fox" will
discuss how they prevented the Island Fox from extinction.
For information please call Susan Haugland at 818-591-1701
ext 212. Reservations are required.
Summer calls along the Stunt High Trail! Join us on Sunday,
June 23 from 9:30 a.m. – noon for an easy 2.5 hour downhill
hike through craggy rock and flower-studded chaparral and
stream habitats with awesome views! Bring water and wear
appropriate shoes. Call 818-591-9363 for more information
and to register.
Saturday, June 22 and Sunday June 23, 2013 Mountains
Restoration Trust will host its Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic
Tapia Park-Unit of Malibu Creek State Park. 884
N. Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. 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. Multiple
dates and locations are available. To register, visit
www.mountainstrust.eventbrite.com. Advanced payment
of $70 per dog is required.
And every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 9:30 a.m. join
in crayfish trapping at Malibu Creek State Park. Give native
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 MRT trap and remove crayfish. Great
fun for kids, families, and scout groups! Wear warm clothes
and shoes that can get muddy. To register, visit
www.mrtcrayfish.eventbrite.com. Also available for
groups and special events- call (818) 591-1701 ext 202 to
CAR WASHING TIPS
quality continues to be one of the most important
environmental concerns. Every individual can play his or
her part to help keep our water clean. One of the ways to
ensure that our water remains free from toxins is to wash
your car the proper way. Many individuals overlook the fact
that it takes approximately 500 gallons of water to hand
wash a car and that all of that water is washed down our
streets into local waterways. The easiest way to ensure
environmental protection is to take your car to a commercial
car wash where the waste water is discharged to a wastewater
treatment facility. However, if you choose to wash your car
at home, keep in mind the following suggestions to prevent
additional toxic discharge into our creeks and rivers:
• Wash on an area that absorbs water such as gravel or
grass. This allows the water to be filtered before it enters
groundwater, storm drains, or creeks. Avoid washing cars on
concrete or asphalt pavement unless it drains into a
water usage. Use a spray gun with flow restriction to reduce
water volume and run-off.
empty wash buckets into sinks or toilets.
Another option is to utilize one of the City of Calabasas
permitted Mobile Car Wash operators. The City ensures that
all operators use appropriate preventative measures whenever
they are engaged in car washing activities. For a complete
list of permitted mobile car washing companies, please visit
SUMMER COYOTE AWARENESS
time of year is approaching when severe heat causes coyotes
to venture out into urban areas to look for food and water,
and possible encounters with coyotes tend to increase.
There are several tips and guidelines to follow that can
help reduce conflict:
• Teach children to never approach or feed ANY strange
ignore, turn your back or run from a coyote(s).
• Carry a
walking stick or a noisemaker at night or during early
morning hours if walking with pets (Coyotes are more likely
to approach someone with a pet).
• Haze or
harass a coyote(s) until it chooses to leave the situation
(it's OK if it doesn't run).
neighbors and friends know coyotes have been seen in the
it is essential to change or alter your daily routines.
Coyotes are capable of learning or adapting to neighborhood
habits. Furthermore, pets are a major source of attraction
to coyotes; therefore, cats should be kept safely indoors,
especially when dark out. Dogs should always be kept on a
leash while being walked, and any pet food should be
removed from outdoors where coyotes have access.
To learn more about how to co-exist with coyotes, please
additional information, please read the City of Calabasas
Coyote Management Plan at:
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
City of Calabasas organizes
two free monthly electronic waste collection events.
On the first Saturday of the month (June 1,
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 (June 15, 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.
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
catering by Atmosphere Events & Catering. Some tables &
chairs are provided. For further information, please
contact Kathy Milbrand (818) 222-2782 x 113 or visit
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