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MAY 2013 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
CALABASAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
FIRE SERVICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY DAY
GRAND OPENING OF NET RESULTS TENNIS SHOP
BOUTIQUE ON THE PATIO
RELAY FOR LIFE OF CALABASAS
TICK AWARENESS
CALM ACT
SUMMER VOLUNTEEN PROGRAM
SUMMER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE
CITY OF CALABASAS DODGER NIGHT
SUMMER SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES
ARTIST ALLEY AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER  
LIBRARY EVENTS IN MAY
MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST EVENTS IN MAY  
  NEW "LI'L NATURALIST" PROGRAM OFFERED BY MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
MOTHER'S DAY FUN FACTS
  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

 May 2013: 1 - Law Day 2013

4 -  E-Waste Collection

4 -  Fire Service and Public Safety Day

4 & 5- 16th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival

8 -  City Council Meeting

10 -  Grand Opening Net Results Tennis Shop 

11 - Water Base Paint and Used Oil Round-Up


13 - Boutique on the Patio

18 - E-Waste Collection

18-19 - Relay for Life

27 - Memorial Day: City Hall Closed

June 2013:

1 - E-Waste Collection

4 - City of Calabasas Dodger Night

9 -  Summer SunSets Concert: Beatles vs. Stones

12 -  City Council Meeting


15 - E-Waste Collection

26 - City Council Meeting

30 - Savvy Senior Western BBQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

BE PART OF THE 16TH ANNUAL CALABASAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL ON MAY 4 & 5, 2013!

 

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CALABASAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL

The 16th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival will be held Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m. at the Commons at Calabasas and the adjacent Calabasas Civic Center.

Parking and admission are free for this wonderful art event featuring 150 painters, jewelers, potters, sculptors, photographers, glass artists, woodworkers and more.   Fine dining restaurants, live musical performances and free youth craft activities complement this wonderful weekend with arts! For directions and parking information, please visit www.calabasasartscouncil.com/CalabasasFineArtsFestival.htm

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FIRE SERVICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY DAY

Come meet your local firefighters and join in an informative day of safety and fun at Fire Service and Public Safety Day on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Fire Station 89.  See a vehicle extrication demonstration, watch a helicopter flyover (weather permitting), learn about Sidewalk CPR, operate a fire hose, meet Sparky the Fire Dog and more! Other activities include a “Kidz Zone”, Shakey Quakey House, hot dogs, and fun for the whole family. Fire Station 89 is located at 29575 Canwood St. in Agoura Hills. Free parking is available at the Agoura Medical Plaza. For more information, please call 818-597-7361

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GRAND OPENING OF NET RESULTS TENNIS SHOP  

The Net Results Tennis Shop at The Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center will celebrate its Grand Opening on Friday, May 10, 2013!  Stop by and check out all of the wonderful tennis racquets, apparel and accessories.  Net Results carries racquets, shoes, apparel and accessories, as well as running shoes and gym products and features major brands such as Nike, Adidas, Asics, Lija, Fila, Babolat, Wilson, Kswiss, Head, Prince, Yonex, New Balance and many more. Improve your game by getting your racquets strung by professionals on the most professional stringing machines.  For additional information, please contact Parsa at (818) 222-2743

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BOUTIQUE ON THE PATIO  

The Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center is celebrating springtime with a “Boutique on the Patio” on Monday,  May 13, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Local vendors and artists will be selling everything from beautiful apparel, sweet smelling lotions, stunning jewelry and jaw-dropping accessories.  Please join us for this day of shopping and fun.  Free coffee and snacks for shoppers. The Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center is located at 23400 Park  Sorrento in Calabasas.  Please contact at Kathy (818)-222-2782 ext. 113 or at kmilbrand@cityofcalabasas.com for more information

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RELAY FOR LIFE OF CALABASAS

Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement. This year's Relay For Life of Calabasas will be held starting May 18, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. and will end twenty-four hours later at A.E. Wright Middle School at 4029 Las Virgenes Rd in Calabasas. Come help celebrate, remember, and help fight back against cancer. For more information about volunteering and making contributions, please visit www.relayforlife.org/calabasasca.

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TICKS TEST POSITIVE FOR LYME DISEASE

Officials from Los Angeles county and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) are advising visitors that ticks from Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills recently tested positive for Lyme disease. Three separate pools of western black-legged ticks found along the Coyote Trail were found to be positive. “This is a good reminder for visitors to stick to the trail and avoid the vegetated areas where ticks like to hang out,” said Evan Jones, SMMNRA chief ranger. “Though Lyme disease can be very serious, simply following a few basic steps can greatly minimize exposure.” Jones also advises the public to check clothing and exposed skin before heading home, making sure to brush off any small creatures. Wearing light-colored clothing with long sleeves and long pants is also recommended. Lyme disease is an infectious disease that can start as a mild flu-like illness and develop into severe chronic health problems over time. If identified in the early stages, it can be successfully treated with antibiotics, but the potential for long-term complications increases if the disease progresses untreated.  Paramount Ranch was one of three Santa Monica Mountains park sites that came back positive for Lyme disease in tests conducted by Los Angeles County West Vector and Vector-Borne Disease Control District. The other two locations were Tapia Park and Malibu Creek State Park, both located within a short distance of one another. More information is available at www.lawestvector.org or by calling 310-915-7370.

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CALM ACT  

Under the new Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act, commercials can't be louder on average than the programs they accompany, however the rules don't say the volume must be level from the beginning to the end of the ad. If you have a complaint, you can file it with the Federal Communications Commission. You can also contact the television station, pay-TV provider, programming network or the advertiser. Be sure to include specifics, such as the name of the advertiser, the date, time and network. To file online, go to www.fcc.gov/complaints, select "Broadcast (TV and Radio), Cable, and Satellite Issues," then "Loud Commercials." You can also call 888-225-5322 toll-free, or write to the Federal Communications Commission, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division, 445 12th St. SW, Washington, DC 20554

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SUMMER VOLUNTEEN PROGRAM   

Are 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. There will be a volunteer orientation meeting on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at de Anza Park. For more information please call Recreation Specialist Lana Wilhelm at 818-880-6461

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SUMMER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE  

 

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 818-880-6461. Don't miss out!

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CITY OF CALABASAS DODGER NIGHT

Tuesday, 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.

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SUMMER SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES

Summer 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 chaired 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 http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/sunsets.html

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ARTIST ALLEY AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

Every six weeks the Tennis & Swim Center features a local artist displaying their works of love.  Currently, the center is highlighting our own Norman Schwartz. Norman is a member of CTSC, and a local artist. His new photography will be displayed through May 11. Beginning on May 12, our new artist will be Lyn Getenbach who will be displaying her beautiful oil paintings.  Please come by for a look. For for more information, contact Kathy Milbrand 818-222-2782 ext. 113

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN MAY

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

Mind, Body, Spirit: Everyday Stress Management & Relaxation Strategies By Lara Garibian, MFT Intern.   Please join us for a presentation on the importance of self-care and the different ways we can bring mindfulness and peace in our daily lives.   May 9, 2013 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room   For more information, call the library at 818-225-7616

The Film Fanatics group will meet on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m. to view and discuss this month's movie offering.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 from noon to 1:00 p.m. it's free Bingo at the library! Swing by for some good-old fashioned fun! Play for a chance to win gifts, enjoy some light refreshments, meet some new friends, and more.  For more information, please call the library at 818-225-7616

If you're interested in learning more about the first people to call Calabasas and the surrounding area home, then plan on attending the free "The History and Culture of the Chumash People Presented with the Calabasas Historical Society" on Thursday, May 30, 2013 noon - 1:00 p.m. Speaker Joel Kallich will provide a look into the history and culture of the Chumash people who lived in this area before the Spanish settlers arrived in the 1700s. The Calabasas Historical Society has an extensive collection of materials on the Chumash and other tribes who lived in Southern California. These materials will be on display at the talk. For more information, please call the library at 818-225-7616

Stop by for yoga at the Library! Classes will be offered on Thursdays, May 2 and May 16 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. 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.

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MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST EVENTS IN MAY

Lower 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, May 5, 2013 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 information, contact volunteer@treepeople.org or Jo at 818-591-1701 x203.   

On Saturday, May 11 from 6:30 p.m. -9:30 p.m. all kids aged 8-12 are invited to be part of our “Nighttime in Nature” Youth Naturalist Program. Discover the nightlife of wildlife and plants in the mountains. Learn why some animals stay up all night instead of the daytime. Enjoy a pizza dinner before an evening hike and craft! 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. Or call Susan Haugland at (818) 591-1701 ext 212.

On Saturday, May 11 starting at 8:45 a.m., come be a restorationist for a day at Cold Creek Valley Preserve. Join the habitat repair team planting native plants that will energetically displace the invasive weeds that provide no food or shelter for the native animals and certainly do not please human sensibilities. Oak acorns, shrubs, penstemons, roses and bunch grasses that feed and shelter wildlife are awaiting your help. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: 818-591-1701 x203 or volunteer@treepeople.org. Meet along the first 0.5 mile of Stunt Road after turning off Mulholland Highway, Calabasas.  

We’re fighting a weed war in the Santa Monica Mountains! On Sunday, May 12 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, come give a hand at one of the weediest sites, Tapia Park.  It’s exciting to see young oak trees and speculate on how many native critters now have a home, food, and shelter. Join us for a satisfying day of weeding, planting and watering. Receive community service credit. Reservations are required. For more information, please contact Jo at 818-591-1701 x203 or volunteer@treepeople.org.  

On Tuesday, May 14 from 10:00 a.m. – noon, come join us for a walk-about in the majestic Cold Creek Valley Preserve.  Beside a pristine creek, beneath oaks and other streamside trees, we will stroll by shrubs, plants and flowers as the birds chatter around us and the stream sings its soothing chorus.  We will take a 10 minute shuttle ride to Cold Creek Valley Preserve’s highest peak after our walk. Reservations are required and the fee is $15.00 per person.  Please call Susan Haugland at 818-591-1701 ext. 212 for information and registration or register online at www.mountainstrust.org.   

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. On Saturday, May 16 from 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m, come help restore Malibu Creek State Park.  Receive community service credit. Reservations are required. Please contact volunteer@treepeople.org or Jo at  818-591-1701 x203.  

You won’t find this beauty spot on any map, but after we meet at Peter Strauss Ranch on Saturday, May 18 at 8:30 a.m. you will be shown the way! Unseemly land uses created great swaths of invasive weeds but have also created the perfect site for an endangered, very small sunflower. Newly planted natives need you to help them through their first year.  Bring lunch and water. Receive community service credit. Reservations required: volunteer@treepeople.org or 818-591-1701 x203. From Kanan Road, Agoura Hills, turn onto Troutdale, then left on Mulholland Highway, then right into Peter Strauss parking lot.  

On Saturday, May 18 and Sunday May 19, 2013 Mountains Restoration Trust will host its Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic at Headwaters Corner, located near Mulholland Hwy and Old Topanga Canyon Road.   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. 

On Sunday, May 19 starting at 8:45 a.m., Heal the Bay’s Stream Team needs you to help 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 www.healthebay.org/event/watering-weed-pulling-stream-restoration-malibu-creek-state-park

And every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at  9:30 a.m. join in crayfish trapping at Malibu Creek State Park. 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 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 make reservations.  

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LI'L NATURALISTS PROGRAM

Ready to help your child learn to appreciate natural beauty in a fun, hands-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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MOTHER'S DAY FUN FACTS!

You probably know Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12, but did you know the driving force behind Mother’s Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908? As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. Did you also know that: 4.1 million women between the ages of 15 and 50 have given birth in the past 12 months?  That 3.954 million births were registered in 2011—and that the most popular names that year were Jacob and Sophia? You may not remember these facts—but don’t forget Mom!

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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 (May 4, 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 (May 18, 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:

 

Tune in for a quick weekly look at upcoming family events in Calabasas, as well as fun crafts and tips to keep everyone in the family happy!

THE BUZZ


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. 

 

City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. 

 

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For a complete calendar of events and meetings at City Hall during May, please visit our City Calendar Page. 

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