CALABASAS CITY COUNCIL
On Wednesday, March 26, the
Calabasas City Council
annual reorganization meeting at which
David Shapiro was named Mayor and
Lucy Martin was
named Mayor pro Tem. Every year, the Mayor is
selected by the City Council from one of its members
for a one year term, and serves as the official
representative of the City for all legislative and
ceremonial purposes. The Mayor is the presiding
officer at City Council meetings and executes legal
instruments and documents. In the event of the
Mayor’s absence, the Mayor pro Tem fills the role
until the Mayor returns. The City Council will meet
during April on Wednesday, April 9 and Wednesday,
April 23 at 7:00 p.m. View Council agendas
NEW SEGMENTS ON CTV'S "THE BUZZ"
Everybody loves “The Buzz”, CTV’s fast-paced,
entertaining show featuring Laura Nickerson as she
brings you information about upcoming events, and
fun, family things to do in and around the City of
Now “The Buzz” has gotten, well, buzzier! The show
has introduced two new segments: “The Sports Blast”
with Rohit Ghosh featuring sports from Calabasas
High, Viewpoint, and other schools in the area, and
“The Dramatic…Pause” in which Laura keeps you up to
date on theatrical events at Calabasas High,
Viewpoint and theaters in the surrounding community.
See “The Buzz” on Tuesdays at 7 a.m., 10 a.m., and
6:30 p.m. You can also catch the show weekdays at 7
a.m. (except for Mondays) and 10 a.m. (except for
Thursdays) or any time on the
Catch “The Buzz” - it’s going around!
FREE BULKY ITEM PICK-UP
On Saturday, April 19, 2014 there will be a free
bulky item pick-up by
Waste Management, Inc. for City of Calabasas
residents ONLY. Furniture, mattresses, carpet,
washer, dryer and and other kitchen appliances can
be picked up by appointment only. Unaccepted items
include tires, electronic waste, yard waste,
construction material and debris, chemicals and any
kind of hazardous waste.
Appointments must be made for pick-up service by
noon on Friday, April 18, 2014 with Waste Management
by calling (800) 675-1171.
an evening spring party at
Juan Bautista de Anza Park! Join
us on Friday, April 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
for a free bunny hop dance plus plenty of spring
themed games, face painting, crafts, and a petting
zoo. Take your picture with the Easter Bunny ($5
fee) then grab a basket and try our tiny tot
egg-scramblers (ages 4 and younger) or our all new
flashlight egg hunts (ages 5 & up). Buy dinner from
the Grilled Cheese truck and/or the In-N-Out Burger
truck. And when the sun goes down, the glow party
begins – free glow goodies will be provided!
additional information, fees, and egg hunt schedule,
CALABASAS EARTH DAY
City of Calabasas
Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo
will take place on Saturday, April 12 from 2:00 p.m.
to 5:00 p.m. at the Las Virgenes Creek site on
Agoura Road (behind the Starbucks at 26531 Agoura
Road) in Calabasas. Over fifty exhibitors from all
over Los Angeles County and Ventura County will be
participating in the event to help participants 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. For more information, visit
PARK AND RIDE COMING TO
OLD TOWN CALABASAS
Los Angeles County METRO Board has approved $3.2
million dollars for the City of Calabasas to
purchase and construct a Park and Ride facility in
Old Town. The lot, located next to the Leonis Adobe
at 23537 Calabasas Road, will allow residents to
park their vehicles and conveniently take public
transportation to work or other activities
throughout Los Angeles County, while reducing
emissions and gasoline use from individual car
trips. The facility, which will be open 24 hours a
day, will also provide much needed free parking in
the Old Town area. The funds for the facility
were made possible by Measure R, a ballot measure
passed in 2008 increasing sales tax in Los Angeles
County by 1/2% in order to fund transportation and
transit related projects.
EARTHQUAKE PREPARATION EVENT
The recent series of earthquakes in Southern
California are a good reminder that we live an area
where temblors aren’t just a possibility, they are a
part of life. Are you prepared for when the next
On Monday, April 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
Margaret Vinci from the Caltech Office of Earthquake
Programs and the Earthquake Country Alliance will
offer an “Earthquake Threat In Southern California”
presentation following the
Calabasas Public Safety
Commission Meeting in the City of Calabasas Council
Be sure to come and get valuable information and
tips to help you and your family stay safe at home
and at work. For more information, please call
Debbie Larson at (818) 224-1620.
SPRING BREAK CAMPS AT THE
CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
your child wondering what to do over Spring Break?
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center is offering two
separate Spring Break Camps for children ages 5 to
12 years old.
In the "Disgusting Ooey Gooey Science Camp," kids
make fake blisters, cuts and wounds, blood,
eyeballs, brains and more! They can see the plaque
in the their teeth, simulate tooth decay, test for
saliva digestion and make an ear wax detector.
Disgusting? No doubt! Educational? Absolutely! Your
child will learn the science behind sticky and icky
bodily functions while doing some truly nasty
If your child is more interested in marine life, try
out the "Marine Biology Camp" where campers will get
to dissect a squid and a shark, hold a 6 foot
octopus, a starfish, experience Bioluminescence, see
what is inside a clam shell, and feel what's like to
stick a hand in a jellyfish! These are just a few of
the exciting things that will happen at this camp!
Don't miss out on learning about the fascinating
animals of the ocean!
Both camps take place at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim
Center Tuesday, April 15 to Friday, April 18, from
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost for each is $115
with an additional $25 material fee. For information
and to register, contact Kathy Milbrand at the
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, (818) 878-0162,
AMATEUR HAM RADIO STUDY & EXAM
The public is invited to attend a one-day Amateur
Ham Radio Study and Exam Session for an Entry Level
FCC License. The one-day sessions will take place
April 27, July 20, and October 19. Each session will
take place at the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station from
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is a $50.00 class fee
that includes class expenses, exam fee and lunch.
Please note that registration is required and
walk-ins will not be accepted. Participants can
register for classes online at
www.hamclass.goodkin.net or by sending a check
to Norm Goodkin, 22287 Mulholland Drive #162,
Calabasas, CA 91302. Please include the name of the
participant, the class date, an email address and a
phone number with the registration. For more
information, please contact Norm Goodkin at (818)
LOCAL TEEN ARTSTS WANTED!
Attention Teen Artists: The City of Calabasas is
looking for local high school students to submit
their original artwork for consideration to be
displayed at the
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center's
Artist Alley for six weeks. The show will consist of
a collection of the best artwork from local
Calabasas resident high school students. Artwork
will be displayed from July 7 to August 15, 2014.
The Art Committee will select one art piece as "Best
in Show" at an art show reception taking place on
July 6. The public will select a "Viewers Choice"
art piece to be awarded with a ribbon on July 21,
2014. Artwork must be submitted by Thursday, May 15,
2014. For rules and an application, visit
LIBRARY EVENTS IN APRIL
in the Library this month for some great programs and
Join us at noon on Thursday, April 10 for an information
hypnosis. Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Cher Bodner,
will provide information on what hypnosis is and how it
benefits people in their daily lives.
On Thursday, April 24, come by the Library at noon to hear a
presentation by Road Scholar, Jill Swaim on the exciting
adventure of educational traveling.
Come by for
Yoga on Thursday,
April 3 and Thursday, April 17 at
noon. No experience is necessary and all are welcome.
Instructor Deanne Wenger, RYT will lead you in relaxing (and
free) yoga session. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a
yoga mat/large towel.
2nd Thursday Book Club,
a book club for adults, will be meeting on Thursday,
April 10 at 6:00 p.m. The book for this month is
Calabasas Lives: Pioneers of a Western Outpost by
Catherine Mulholland. Membership into the club is
free, however a library card is
required to participate.
you love movies? The
Film Fanatics group may be a great fit for you! They
will be meeting on Wednesday, April 16 at 6:00 p.m. to watch
and discuss a movie.
Attention 4th through 8th Graders:
The Writers' Corner Clubs is restarting! If you like
creative writing and hanging out with your friends, then
join us on Saturday, April 12 (Multi-Purpose Room) and
Saturday, April 26 (Library Conference Room). This club is
hosted by the Calabasas Library and run by high school
students. No experience in writing is necessary - this is
just for fun! The meetings start at 3:30 p.m. and will last
for approximately one hour.
April 5, bring your new and emerging reader
(grades K-3) to the Calabasas Library 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. The program takes
place from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and each child will
have 15 minutes to read to a dog. Sign-ups will begin at
11:00 a.m. in the Library.
Children in the 4th and 5th grades are invited to the
Book Worm Book Club at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9.
The book for this month is Flora and Ulysses by
For a complete list of Library events, call (818) 225-7616
CANINE CLASSIC DOG WALK & FESTIVAL
Come out to support the
Canine Classic Dog Walk &
Festival on Sunday, April 27 at
Juan Bautista de
Anza Park! This fun-filled family fundraiser
Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community
Rotary Club of Calabasas,
Healthcare for Homeless Animals (HHA)
will feature a two mile walk-a-thon through
beautiful Calabasas. Register now and start raising
funds to help support these amazing organizations!
After the walk, enjoy the Canine Classic Festival,
featuring dog adoptions, guest judges, Zoom Room dog
agility play area, main stage entertainment, pet
contests, kids' activity zone, silent auction, The
Anza Beer and Wine Garden, food, and over 30 pet
industry vendors. To learn more and to register for
this great event, visit
CALABASAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
RETURNS NEXT MONTH
Mark your calendar for the
17th Annual Calabasas Fine
Arts Festival, which will take place on Saturday, May 3
and Sunday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the
Civic Center and Commons in Calabasas. The annual Fine
Arts Festival features over 150 painters, jewelers,
potters, sculptors, photographers, glass artists,
woodworkers and more. New for 2014, the Arts Council has
added a “Fashion is Art” expo featuring one of kind
clothing, scarves, handbags, and more! Fine dining
restaurants, live musical performances, and free youth
craft activities will round out this wonderful weekend
with the arts!
To learn more, visit
SUMMER TEEN SCENE
though it's still spring time, your teenager is
probably already looking forward to the summer
months! The City of Calabasas has just the idea to
keep them busy while they are out of school:
Calabasas Teen Scene. The City and Little
Learners have teamed up to establish a creative
program specifically geared to kids ages 11 to 16.
There will be exciting classes, fun excursions, and
outrageous fitness and sporting opportunities. All
teen programming will be supervised. Be sure to
register early because space is limited! For a
complete list of activities and to register for this
summer, contact Kathy Milbrand at the Calabasas
Tennis & Swim Center, (818) 878-0162,
COMMUNITY HEALTH EXPO IV
Bring the entire family by the
Hills/Calabasas Community Center on Saturday, April
12 for the
Community Health Expo IV, presented by the
Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation in conjunction
with Los Robles Hospital! From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m., you can visit the UCLA Health Doctor Zone
where you can hear experts speak, ask a nutritionist
questions, test your skills on a life-size Operation
Game, and use a free fitness pass to take a class or
two. There will also be a blood panel screening
(complete blood count, lipid profile, glucose & PSA)
offered for $25. An eight hour fast is required.
Additionally, the Rotary Club of Calabasas will be
hosting a blood drive during the event. Sign up to
www.calabasasrotary.org. Walk-ins are also
There is no entrance fee to this interactive health
expo for the whole family! For additional
information, visit the Future Foundation website at
www.clvff.org or call (818) 880-1054.
CALIFORNIA BANS CONSUMER USE OF
SECOND GENERATION ANTICOAGULANT RODENT POISONS
wants rodents in their house or yard, but commonly
used poisons to control them do significant damage
to the environment and your family’s health.
Starting July 1, California has banned consumer use
of these poisons, which are spreading throughout the
ecosystem causing massive exposure, disease, and
death beyond the intended rodent targets. Scientific
studies tell us that rodent poisons are a leading
cause of death among carnivores, and also endanger
our children and pets. Ninety percent of coyotes,
bobcats, hawks, owls, and mountain lions are
affected, and the ban represents a huge advance in
safety in the environment and around the home.
The banned products can be identified by their
active ingredients: Brodifacoum, Bromadiolone,
Difenacoum, and Difethialone. Exterminators and pest
control companies will still be allowed to use these
poisons. For more information about the ban, please
To learn more about the damage these poisons do to
wildlife, please visit
ARTIST ALLEY AT THE CALABASAS
TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
Six weeks the
Tennis & Swim Center features a local
artist to display his/her beautiful artwork at the
facility. The current artist is Irving Starr. Irving will
be displaying his beautiful paintings through April 12.
Our next artist will be Harriett Cohn, displaying her
artwork April 13 through May 23. Please come by for a
look! Contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782,
extension 113 for more information.
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
City of Calabasas organizes two free
monthly electronic waste collection events. On the
first Saturday of the month (April 5, 2014), 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 (April 19, 2014) 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)
REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY!
Are you registered to vote? It’s easy to participate
in elections if you have the right tools and
information. Apply to register to vote today by
filling out the online application found at
can also pick up a paper voter registration
application at your county elections office,
library, Department of Motor Vehicles office, or
U.S. post office.
Don’t remember if you’re registered to vote? Visit
to check the status of your voter registration. You
must be registered 15 days prior to an election if
you wish to vote, so be sure to register today!
APRIL EVENTS AT MOUNTAINS
Mountains Restoration Trust has planned a lot of
great events in April and they would love for you
to be involved!
see what early summer brings to
the Cold Creek Preserve by participating in the
First Saturday Walk on Saturday, April 5 at 9:30 a.m. The 2.5
hour long walk-about will go along a streamside
trail, through oak woodlands to a gently rolling
chaparral basin below craggy sandstone peaks. Bring
water and wear sturdy footwear. Call (818) 591-9363
to reserve your spot and to obtain directions.
Come out and enjoy the outdoors and make a
difference with MRT and
Heal the Bay on Saturday, April 12 at 9:00 a.m.
The Arroyo Sequit Creek at Leo Carrillo State Park
is being restored so endangered Southern California
Steelhead Trout can use it for spawning. Cape Ivy is
the primary target as it is toxic to fish and other
aquatic life. Reservations are required by signing
Meet up with MRT, TreePeople,
California Native Plant Society on
Sunday, April 13 at 8:45 a.m. for a satisfying day
of restoring a natural ecosystem. In the early
1980s, CNPS set out to help control the spread of
invasive, non-native plant species that hog the land
and provide no value for the
survival of native animal species, and this
unending weed war continues. This month, they will
be revisiting the restoration sites so beautifully
planted by volunteers earlier last year. Reserve your
spot by calling (818) 348-5910.
is hosting its annual Rattlesnake Avoidance Training
Clinic for Dogs on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday,
April 20 at Headwaters
Corner in Calabasas. Training is led by expert Tracy
Jenson-Presson of High on Kennels located in San
Diego County. Typically, a training session for one
dog takes about 20 minutes. Please allow for an hour
for your session to sign in and make any time
adjustments to scheduling, assuring that proper
attention is given to all participants. To register,
mountainstrust.eventbrite.com. An advanced
payment of $75 per dog is required.
Spring into the the heart of the Stunt High Trail
and enjoy the blooming Chaparral Mountain lilacs in
an easy, downhill hike through rock-studded
chaparral, grassland, and riparian habitats. There
will be beautiful views along this 2.5 hour hike!
Bring water and wear sturdy footwear. Reservations
are required by calling (818) 591-9363.
For MRT's complete calendar of events, please visit
"YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN" COMING
TO CALABASAS HIGH!
alive and it’s coming to Calabasas High School! This
is your chance to catch the monstrously funny and
entertaining musical “Young Frankenstein.” With such
memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas
My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' On The Ritz," "Young
Frankenstein" is scientifically-proven,
frighteningly good fun. Showtimes are April 8 - 11
at 7 p.m. and April 12 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the
main stage at the CHS Performing Arts Education
Center, located at 22855 Mulholland Hwy in
Calabasas. For more information, please visit
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS
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 April, please visit our
City Calendar Page.
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