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MARCH 2013 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
2013 CALABASAS GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION
HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE
ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
BE AN EXHIBITOR AT THE 2013 EARTH DAY CELEBRATION/GREEN EXPO
EGG-STRAVAGANZA EGG HUNT
CERT CLASSES OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE
SCE OFFERS FREE "GO SOLAR" CLASS
EASTER BUNNY BRUNCH ON THE PATIO
MUSIC NOTES ON THE PATIO
USTA MEN'S PRO FUTURES TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP
ECO-HIKE AND MEDITATION
EARTH HOUR  
NEW TRANSIT STOP RECYCLING CONTAINERS
ARTIST ALLEY AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER  
STATE OF THE MALIBU CREEK WATERSHED: PUBLIC WORKSHOP  
LIBRARY EVENTS IN MARCH
MARCH EVENTS FOR MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
  NEW "LI'L NATURALIST" PROGRAM OFFERED BY MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
HOW CAN YOU HELP CONTROL EROSION?
  E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
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

 March 2013: 2 - E-Waste Collection

5 - City of Calabasas General Municipal Election

7 - CERT Training

9 - Water Base Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

10 - Daylight Saving Time Begins -  at 2:00 a.m. turn your clocks forward 1 hour

13 -  City Council Meeting

14 - CERT Training

16 - E-Waste Collection

21 - CERT Training

23 - Arbor Day Celebration

27 - City Council Meeting

28 - CERT Training


30 - Egg-Stravaganza Egg Hunt

April 2013: 6 -    E-Waste Collection

10 -  City Council Meeting

13 - Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo


20 - E-Waste Collection

21 - Amateur Radio Entry-Level Class

24 -  City Council Meeting

 

REMEMBER TO VOTE IN THE
MARCH 5, 2013 CALABASAS
GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

 

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2013 CALABASAS GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

There are four 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 official 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. Be sure to tune in to CTV's Election coverage including "Meet the Candidates," "Candidate Forum," and live election night coverage.

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.

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HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE

The City of Calabasas has begun the process of updating the Housing Element of the General Plan for the 2013-2021 period as required by State law. The Housing Element establishes policies and programs to address Calabasas’ existing and projected housing needs, including the City’s “fair share” of the regional housing need (or “RHNA”).

If you are a Calabasas resident, and would like to provide us with your input, please visit:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2Y8F38W 

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ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

The City of Calabasas Arbor Day Celebration will take place on March 23, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Gates Canyon Park, located at 25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Calabasas.  Festivities will include tree planting activities and a Smart Gardening Workshop in which participants will learn tips and techniques about composting.  The event will conclude with the Official Tree Planting Ceremony. Arbor Day has a rich history dating back to the 19th century when the first official Arbor Day was celebrated on April 10, 1872.  It was estimated that over one million trees were planted in Nebraska that day. The City of Calabasas has been recognized as a Tree City USA for the 13th year, and therefore, encourages residents to partake in the important tradition of Arbor Day.  Become involved with the community while  helping to create a better environment. For more information, please visit http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/arbor-day.html or contact Marina Issakhani at (818) 224-1600 or at missakhani@cityofcalabasas.com.

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BE AN EXHIBITOR AT THE 2013 EARTH DAY CELEBRATION/GREEN EXPO

The City of Calabasas Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Las Virgenes Creek site on Agoura Rd (behind the Starbucks at 26531 Agoura Road) in Calabasas. Over fifty exhibitors from all over Los Angeles County will be participating in the event to help the public take actions that will save them money through efficiency while protecting our planet. The festival is free of charge and the Calabasas Earth Day event will have something of interest for everyone. The festival will also feature numerous children’s activities to teach kids about the environment while they have fun.

The City of Calabasas invites public agencies, non-profit organizations and private companies that provide green services or products to participate in this event. Each exhibitor will be provided with one 6-foot long table to set up educational and promotional materials. A large turnout of Calabasas residents are expected for this event. More than 2,200 people visited the 2012 Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo. This is a great opportunity to educate the public on benefits of being “green”, on sustainability, energy conservation, and ways they can help the environment. The Exhibitor Application is available on city’s website at http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/environmental/Earth-Day-Exhibitor-Application.pdf.

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EGG-STRAVANGZA EGG HUNT

The Annual Egg-Stravaganza Egg Hunt returns on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Join us at Grape Arbor Park for a free egg hunt, petting zoo, and opportunities to take your picture with the Easter Bunny ($5 fee). There will be candy, crafts, bunny hope games and prizes! Everyone is a winner at this event! For the Egg Hunt schedule, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/egg2.html. Please don't forget to bring your own basket! For more information, please call the Community Services Department at (818) 880-6461.

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CERT CLASSES OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE

Do you know what to do to take care of yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the aftermath of a major disaster such as an earthquake or other emergency? Following a major disaster, police, fire and medical professionals may not be able to meet the demands for emergency medical attention. Residents and neighbors may need to rely upon one another to help with immediate life saving needs, particularly in isolated neighborhoods that may be cut off from the main roads. The Los Angeles County Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) wants to train you on basic fire safety and life-saving skills you will need to be prepared. Calabasas classes will take place at Founders Hall in the Calabasas Library from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursdays (January 31 through March 28). You must attend all eight sessions in order to receive a certificate of completion. Please note that missed classes can be made up at a different time and at a different location. To pre-register and obtain class schedule, call (818) 224-1620 or visit www.fire.lacounty.gov/cert.

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SCE OFFERS FREE CLASS TO HELP CUSTOMERS "GO SOLAR"

Southern California Edison is hosting a free Solar Connection Event in Simi Valley to help connect residential customers interested in a solar generating or solar water heating system installation with contractors who can do the work. The Solar Connection Event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at the Courtyard by Marriott, 191 Cochran Street in Simi Valley.   At the event, SCE customers will first be given a short presentation, during which they will learn about the California Solar Initiative program incentives, tax credits and financing options that can help lower out-of-pocket costs. After the presentation, they will be free to meet with multiple, licensed solar and solar water heating contractors, and they may schedule an inspection to determine their home’s potential for an effective solar system. Although this event is free, space is limited, so everyone is encouraged to register. For registration and information, please visit www.sce.com/solartrainingSIMIV or call (866) 970-9221.

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EASTER BUNNY BRUNCH ON THE PATIO

On Sunday March 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., follow the Easter bunny to the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center for an elegant & mouth-watering brunch presented by Atmosphere Catering.  Enjoy the relaxing breeze on our tennis patio while devouring the eggs benedict, Maplewood smoked bacon & much more. We will have activities for the kids, egg hunt, games, crafts & guest appearance by the “Easter Bunny” with photo opportunities. Admission is $25 per adult, $15 per child (5-14 years) and children 4 and younger are free. For questions, please call 818-222-2782 to register go to http://com3.govtsystems.com/ResPCalabasas/

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MUSIC NOTES ON THE PATIO

Sweet, sweet beautiful music & delicious crepes under the sun with the breeze in your hair-- can starting your day be any better?  On Sunday March 10 and 17 please join students from the Calabasas High School Music Program from 10:00 a.m. to noon on the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center Tennis Patio for a morning of great entertainment.   Our own Atmosphere Café will be open for breakfast & snacks.  Take advantage of this free event and support your Calabasas High School Music Program. Questions, contact Kathy at (818) 222-2782.

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USTA MEN'S PRO FUTURES TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP

The Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center and Top Seed Tennis Academy are hosting the USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas from March 9 - March 17 at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. The event is more than just a tournament and features children’s and adult clinics with guest pros, Kids’ Day, dinners and cocktail parties, tennis exhibitions, a Pro/Am tournament, fund-raising to benefit local organizations and a special Community Appreciation Night.  The USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships will be the greatest week of tennis in the City of Calabasas! For further information, contact Jonas at (818) 222-2782

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ECO-HIKE AND MEDITATION

Join Mountains Restoration Trust and Yoga Conservation Alliance on Sunday, March 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a meditation and eco-tour along the Cold Creek High Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains. Discover a fern-filled waterfall as you walk along lush streamside vegetation. Enjoy the sounds of birds and wind flowing through the oak woodlands. Smell the blooming mountain lilacs wafting through the chaparral as you connect with nature in the beautiful surroundings of the Cold Creek Area. Please wear long pants as we will be hiking along a single-track trail. Moderate level hiking. Led by David Ezekiel of YCA, healing gems available by Taryn Wayne, and local ecology and history by Debbie Sharpton, Executive Director of Mountains Restoration Trust.   Space is limited, so register online at http://mrtmeditationhike.eventbrite.com.  A suggested $10 donation supports YCA and MRT.

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EARTH HOUR

Earth Hour will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., and is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. Earth Hour is the time to stand up, take responsibility, get involved and lead the way towards a sustainable future. To find out more and learn what you can do, please visit http://www.earthhour.org/

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NEW TRANSIT STOP RECYCLING CONTAINERS

The City of Calabasas Public Works Department has placed 40 new recycling containers at city transit stops to promote recycling of bottles and cans. The funding for this program was provided by California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to increase beverage container recycling, thereby saving natural resources, conserving energy and extending the life of our landfills.

Consumers pay California Redemption Value (CRV) when they purchase beverages from a retailer, and receive CRV refunds when they redeem the containers at a recycling center. Most beverages packaged in aluminum, glass, plastic and bi-metal containers are eligible for CRV. Notable exceptions are milk, wine and distilled spirits, which are not included in the CRV program. CRV is 5 cents for each beverage container less than 24 ounces and 10 cents for each container 24 ounces or greater.

Focusing on beverage container recycling, the program presents an opportunity to educate our citizens about the importance and benefits of recycling. Schools and non-profit community organizations can benefit from this program by generating extra funds for their programs and activities.

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ARTIST ALLEY AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

Every six weeks, the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center features a local artist to display his or her works of love. Currently, the center is highlighting Cheryl Corte's fantastic oil paintings. Beginning March 31, new photography will be displayed by local artist Norman Schwartz. Please stop by for a look! For additional information, contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782, extension 113.

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STATE OF THE MALIBU CREEK WATERSHED: PUBLIC WORKSHOP AND DISCUSSION

Concerned about the health of our local streams? Come join the “State of the Malibu Creek Watershed: Public Workshop and Discussion” on Tuesday, March 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m at Diamond X Ranch at the corner of Mulholland Highway and Wickland Road in Calabasas. The Malibu Creek Watershed is one of the last watersheds in the area that has considerable amounts of natural habitat. Protecting water quality and biological resources in the Malibu Creek Watershed is paramount for protecting ecological conditions and allowing safe and recreational use in the Santa Monica Bay. Heal the Bay's Stream Team will present  a comprehensive analysis of 12 years of data which assess the habitat, water quality, and the flora and fauna of the Malibu Creek Watershed.   Engage in the discussion, and get involved to help safeguard the health of the Malibu Creek Watershed.  The event is free. For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.healthebay.org/event/state-malibu-creek-watershed-public-workshop-and-discussion

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN MARCH

March is packed with exciting opportunities at the Calabasas Library! Check out the complete March Calendar of Events for a program that's right for you.

Come learn about the fascinating history of the ancient world at “Archaeological Investigations at the Ancient Port of Sinop, Turkey” presentation given by Dr. Owen Doonan, Professor of Art at CSU Northridge. Professor Doonan has led archaeological expeditions to Sinop, Turkey since 1996, and his team has documented nearly 400 sites there, some as old as 10,000 years old.  Sinop was the most strategic port of the Black Sea.  It controlled trade routes and military access ever since its foundation as a Greek colony around 630 B.C. This fascinating event will take place Wednesday, March 13 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at Founders Hall. The event is free, and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please call the library at 818-225-7616.

Does your student need a little help with his or her studies?  Viewpoint Advanced Placement and Honors high school students are available Saturday March 2, March 9 and March 16 in the Children’s Library to help tutor younger students in the Library’s “Love to Learn” tutoring program. The Study Buddies program allows Calabasas elementary and middle school students to get free help with homework. For students 9th through 12th grade, Peer Counseling is available in the Young Adult area of the library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm to get help on Math, English, or the latest school project.

If you’re looking to re-energize your mind, body and spirit then “Motivation, Movement, & Mindset with Michele the Trainer” is for you! Michele is a world-class motivator, celebrity trainer, and published author whose mission is to help individuals, groups and communities establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Her inspiring success stories will lift your spirits, transform your mindset, and motivate you to start your new health and fitness regime today. Come meet Michele on Thursday, March 14 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The program is free. For more information, please call the library at  818-225-7616.

 

The Film Fanatics group will meet on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m. to view and discuss this month's movie offering.

Art Therapy is interesting, fun and can be a powerful tool in people’s lives. Using art as a tool within traditional talk therapy, art therapy if fun, easy and can be useful for all kinds of people and all ages. On Thursday, March 28 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., come to the library and learn from Kaalomai Kirdani MFTI/AT about Art Therapy and how it can help you and your family. No art skill is required. The event is free and refreshments will be provided.  For more information, please call the library at 818-225-7616

Bring your new and emerging reader (grades K-3) to the Calabasas Library on Saturday, March 2 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to share in a unique reading program. Therapy dogs, trained through Paws 4 Healing, will sit (or lie!) and listen while your child experiences the joy of reading aloud. Sign-ups will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the library and each child will have 15 minutes to read to a dog. For additional information, contact Jill Nevins at (818) 225-7616, ext. 2.

           

Come to the library for a Persian New Year Celebration  on Saturday, March 30 from 2:00 p.m - 3:30 p.m. in Founders Hall. The free event will feature music and songs by Naw-Ruz. Fun for the whole family!

 

Stop by for yoga at the Library! Classes will be offered on Thursdays, March 7 and March 21 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.

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, 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 page.

For information on any of the above events, please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library.html or contact Library Staff at (818) 225-1616. Please note that in addition to the regularly scheduled closures, the Calabasas Library will be closed Sunday, February 17 in observance of Presidents' Day.

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MARCH EVENTS FOR MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST

Mountains Restoration Trust has some great things to offer this month! On Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 come to Headwaters Corner at 3815 Old Topanga Canyon Road in Calabasas for a Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic for Dogs. This important and informative workshop will be held at various times throughout the day and led by expert Tracy-Jenson Presson who has many years of experience training dogs to avoid rattlesnakes. This training clinic will be 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  http://mountainstrust.eventbrite.com/. Advanced payment of $70 per dog is required.  

On Saturday, March 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. learn to save water and plant drought-tolerant vegetation at the Festival and Native Plant Sale at Headwaters Corner! Over 500 native plants will be for sale, there will be booths with gardening techniques and landscaping tips, and native plant experts on hand to answer questions about plants and home gardening. The event also includes tours of the historic Masson Homestead House, self-guided nature walks, kids’ scavenger hunt, native tree planting, and art exhibit. Fresh waffles and berries along with other refreshments.  Revenue raised from the plant sale and raffle will go toward protecting and restoring the natural resources in the Santa Monica Mountains.  Admission is free and is fun for the whole family. Headwaters Corner is located at 3815 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Calabasas, CA 91302.

On Sunday, March 10 from 8:45 a.m. - noon, Heal the Bay is partnering with the Mountains Restoration Trust to restore areas of Malibu Creek State Park. Invasive plants have negative impacts on natural habitats, so removing them is vital for a healthy watershed. Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine while helping remove non-native vegetation in an effort to restore native plants along Malibu Creek and its many tributaries. For more information and to register, visit http://www.healthebay.org/event/stream-restoration-malibu-creek-state-park-0

 

March is a great month for programs at Mountains Restoration Trust. Kids 8-12 are invited to be part of the Youth Naturalist Astronomy Program. We will learn about the night sky with the aid of telescopes.  There will be a guest speaker to guide us through the stars, planets, nebulae and constellations.  Please be sure to bring a shoebox with a lid. Pre-registration is required and  space is limited. Register online at http://mountainstrust.org/education/ynp.html. Click on Education-Youth Naturalist Program and then scroll to the bottom.

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. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:30 a.m., people of all ages are invited to participate in crayfish trapping with the Sierra Pacific Fly Fishers. Great fun for families, kids and scout groups! Wear warm clothes and shoes that can get muddy. Registration is required by visiting www.spff.org (click on Events Calendar and register for the Malibu Creek Crayfish Trapping). For group reservations, call (818) 591-1701.

On Saturday, March 3 from 8:45 a.m – 12:15 p.m., be a Restorationist for a Day!  Join the habitat repair team planting native plants that will energetically displace the invasive weeds. Oak acorns, shrubs, penstemons, roses and bunch grasses that feed and shelter wildlife are awaiting your help. Meet at Cold Creek Valley Preserve along the first 0.5 mile of Stunt Road after turning off Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. Receive community service credit. Reservations required, call 818-591-1701 x203 or visit volunteer@treepeople.org.

Fight invasive weeds at Tapia Park on Sunday, March 10 from 8:30 a.m. – noon.  Join us for a satisfying day of weeding, planting and watering as we see young oak trees thrive and provide native critters with homes, food, and shelter. Receive community service credit. Reservations required, please call Jo at 818-591-1701 x.203 or visit volunteer@treepeople.org.  

On Saturday, March 16 from 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., come help rebuild a native landscape at Malibu Creek State Park.  This area was once was a valley where giant oaks held an ecosystem together. Over the years through farming, cattle grazing, and movie making, the native habitat was severely damaged—and now you can help it regenerate! Enjoy a wonderful day in the park planting and caring for oak trees and their understory plants. Reservations are required, please email volunteer@treepeople.org or call Jo at  818-591-1701 x. 203.  

On Sunday, March 17 from 8:30 a.m. – noon, be a part of restoring a natural eco-balance to the lower Topanga Creek area of Topanga State Park by planting native vegetation and removing invasive, noxious weeds! Bring water, wear sturdy footwear. Receive community service credit. Entrance to the park is a few hundred feet from Pacific Coast Highway on Topanga Canyon Road. Reservations are required, email volunteer@treepeople.org or contact Jo at 818-591-1701 x.203.

For a complete list of MRT events during the month of March, visit mountainstrust.org/events/events.html.

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LI'L NATURALISTS PROGRAM

Ready to help your child learn to appreciate natural beauty in a fun, hand-on way? Mountains Restoration Trust has the answer with a new, unique environmental education and discovery for tots aged 3-5 yrs. old. A five part series, most sessions include a short hike, discovery time crafts, and games. A guardian must accompany the child. Topics include learning about mud and worms, birds, mammals, insects and plants. Registration required. For more information and to register, please call Susan at (818) 591-1701 ext 212.

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HOW CAN YOU HELP CONTROL EROSION?

The City of Calabasas takes pride in our scenic hills, majestic oaks, and natural beauty. One of the ways the City preserves the high quality of life in Calabasas is through taking the initiative in reducing pollution in storm water. Through evaluating impacts on water quality, the City is working to find a healthy balance between building communities and maintaining a clean and safe environment for current communities and future generations.

October 1 through April 15 is considered the rainy season in this region. During the rainy season, severe erosion occurs when storm water strikes bare ground. Erosion problems are outlined below:


EROSION CAUSES: WHICH CAN RESULT IN:
Mud Covered Streets Hazardous Road Conditions
Clogged Storm Drains Flooding and Property Damage
Water Flowing with Sediment Water Pollution in Creeks and the Santa Monica Bay

As a homeowner, some or all of your property may be bare ground, as landscaping or finishing work may be in progress. Each homeowner is responsible for erosion control measures on his/her property. During the rainy season erosion control measures must be in place on your property and maintained throughout the rainy season. Therefore, even if you are in the process of landscape planning or hardscape work on your property, erosion control measures must be installed. Residents of gated community or Homeowners Association areas are not exempt from the erosion control measures requirements.

Examples of typical erosion control measures are listed below. Detailed information on selecting appropriate erosion control measures and how to implement them can be found on the California Stormwater Quality Association web page at www.cabmphandbooks.com. Select the “Construction” handbook and click on any of the BMP Fact Sheet links provided in the table of contents.


SAMPLE EROSION CONTROL MEASURES
Hydroseed bare slopes by September 1 to establish plants prior to rains. Place erosion control blankets, also called "Geotextiles and Mats" on slopes.
Install sandbags or straw bales to follow the slope contours around the perimeter of the low side of your property. Apply hydraulic, wood, or straw mulch or soil binders on bare slopes.

If your property has not been improved with landscaping or other ground cover to protect bare ground from storm water, one or a combination of erosion control measures must be in place and maintained on your property until the rainy season has ended, or until permanent landscaping or ground cover is installed on your property. If you have questions on installing or maintaining erosion control measures, please contact the City of Calabasas Department of Public Works at (818) 224-1600.

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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 (March 2, 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 (March 16, 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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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:

Join host Laureen Morick for this episode of Preview, An Eye on the Arts

JOHN PAUL THORNTON


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 March, please visit our City Calendar Page. 

That’s all for this month.

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