e.NEWS

APRIL 2014 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
CALABASAS CITY COUNCIL REORGANIZES
NEW SEGMENTS ON CTV'S "THE BUZZ"
FREE BULKY ITEM PICK-UP
CALABASAS SPRING/SUMMER RECREATION BROCHURE IS NOW AVAILABLE
SPRING EGGSTREME 
CALABASAS EARTH DAY CELEBRATION/GREEN EXPO
PARK AND RIDE COMING TO CALABASAS OLD TOWN
  EARTHQUAKE PREPARATION EVENT
SPRING BREAK CAMPS AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
AMATEUR HAM RADIO STUDY & EXAM SESSION
  LOCAL TEEN ARTISTS WANTED! 
LIBRARY EVENTS IN APRIL
CANINE CLASSIC DOG WALK & FESTIVAL 
CALABASAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS NEXT MONTH 
SUMMER TEEN SCENE
COMMUNITY HEALTH EXPO IV
CALIFORNIA BANS CONSUMER USE OF SECOND GENERATION ANTICOAGULANT RODENT POISONS
ARTIST ALLEY AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER  
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
  REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY! 
  APRIL EVENTS AT MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST 
CHS THEATER TO PRESENT "YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN" 
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

Dates to Remember

April 2014: 5 - E-Waste Collection

9 - City Council Meeting

11 - Calabasas Spring EGGstreme

12 - Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo


15 - TSC Spring Break Camps Begin

19 - Free Bulky Item Pick-Up
(Calabasas Residents ONLY)

19 -
E-Waste Collection


23 -
City Council Meeting

27 - Canine Classic Dog Walk & Festival

May 2014:

3 - E-Waste Collection

3 & 4 - 17th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival

10 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

13 - Special City Council Meeting

14 - City Council Meeting
(Cancelled)

17 - E-Waste Collection

26 - Memorial Day - City Hall Closed

28 -
City Council Meeting

  SPRING/SUMMER
RECREATION BROCHURE
IS NOW AVAILABLE!


CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH US
APRIL 12!

 

 Looking for a previous
edition of e.News?
Check out the e.News archive.
<-
 March 2014

What do you think of e.News?
Send us an email to let us know!

top

CALABASAS CITY COUNCIL REORGANIZES

On Wednesday, March 26, the Calabasas City Council held its 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 here.

top

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 Calabasas.

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 Calabasas3 YouTube Channel. Catch “The Buzz” - it’s going around!

top

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.

top

CALABASAS SPRING/SUMMER RECREATION BROCHURE IS NOW AVAILABLE

The 2014 Calabasas Spring/Summer Recreation Brochure has been mailed to all Calabasas residents. The brochure features detailed information about adult and youth classes, senior citizen programs, community news and information, sports activities and much more. Please look for enrichment classes and other after school programs as well. The Recreation Brochure is also available online and paper copies are available at City Hall, the Agoura/Calabasas Community Center and the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Classes will run from April to August 2014, so make sure to register early! For more information about Calabasas recreation opportunities, or for help with class registration, please call the Recreation Department at (818) 880-6461.

top

SPRING EGGSTREME 

It’s 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!

For additional information, fees, and egg hunt schedule, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/eggstreme.html. 

top

CALABASAS EARTH DAY CELEBRATION/GREEN EXPO

The 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 www.cityofcalabasas.com/earth-day.html

top

PARK AND RIDE COMING TO OLD TOWN CALABASAS

The 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.

top

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 quake hits?

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 Chambers.

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.

top

SPRING BREAK CAMPS AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

Is your child wondering what to do over Spring Break? The 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 experiments!

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, kmilbrand@cityofcalabasas.com.

top

AMATEUR HAM RADIO STUDY & EXAM SESSION

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) 222-7893, hamclass@goodkin.net.

top

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 www.cityofcalabasas.com/pdf/Whats_New/Teen-Artist.pdf

top

LIBRARY EVENTS IN APRIL

Stop in the Library this month for some great programs and informational events!

Join us at noon on Thursday, April 10 for an information talk on 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.

The 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.

Do 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.

On Saturday, 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 Kate DiCamillo.

For a complete list of Library events, call (818) 225-7616 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/calendar/library/calendar-of-events.html.

top

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 benefiting the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, Rotary Club of Calabasas, L.I.F.E. Animal Rescue, and 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 www.canineclassic.org.

top

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 www.calabasasartscouncil.com/CalabasasFineArtsFestival.htm

top

SUMMER TEEN SCENE

Even 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, kmilbrand@cityofcalabasas.com.

top

COMMUNITY HEALTH EXPO IV

Bring the entire family by the Agoura 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 donate at www.calabasasrotary.org. Walk-ins are also welcome!

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.

top

CALIFORNIA BANS CONSUMER USE OF SECOND GENERATION ANTICOAGULANT RODENT POISONS

Nobody 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 visit www.cdpr.ca.gov/index.htm. To learn more about the damage these poisons do to wildlife, please visit www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/registration/reevaluation/chemicals/brodifacoum_final_assess.pdf.

top

ARTIST ALLEY AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER 

Every 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.

top

E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

The 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) 224-1600.

top

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 www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm. You 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 www.sos.ca.gov/elections/registration-status/ 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! 

top

APRIL EVENTS AT MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST 

Mountains Restoration Trust has planned a lot of great events in April and they would love for you to be involved!

Come 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 up at www.mountainstrust.eventbrite.com.

Meet up with MRT, TreePeople, and the 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.

MRT 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, visit 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 www.mountainstrust.org.

top

"YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN" COMING TO CALABASAS HIGH!

It’s 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 www.chstheater.com/ http://www.chstheater.com/

top


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

top

WHAT'S ON CTV?

Be sure to tune in to CTV on cable channel 3 in Calabasas (check the CTV Guide for playback days and times), through live online web-streaming, or watch any meeting or TV program on demand through the CTV archive. CTV programming is also available on the Calabasas3 YouTube Channel!

Check out this new show on CTV:

CALABASAS AUTHOR'S NIGHT
Sara Applebaum 

On this episode of Author's Night, Sara Applebaum discusses her series of books about her family and their struggles during WWII.

top

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.
 
Want City Agendas delivered to your email? Sign up at Connect with Calabasas.
For a complete calendar of events and meetings at City Hall during April, please visit our City Calendar Page.

That’s all for this month.

If you have any questions about e.News or City issues in general, please email our Media, Library and Information Services Director, Deborah Steller, at dsteller@cityofcalabasas.com.  e.News is developed by the Media, Library and Information Services Department at the City of Calabasas.

Click here to sign up a friend for e.News.

To unsubscribe from e.News, send the following email at any time:

From: Address to be unsubscribed
To: Commands@listserve.com
Message body: Unsubscribe City of Calabasas

City of Calabasas © 2017