BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AND HIS
are invited to a very special breakfast at the
Tennis & Swim Center on Saturday, December 13
where Santa Claus will be the guest of honor!
Please join us for a morning of great food,
winter crafts, holiday snacks, family pictures,
music, cheer, and of course - Santa and his
Calabasas Elves! The event goes from 9:00 a.m.
until 10:30 a.m.
To register, contact Kathy Milbrand at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Raine
email@example.com, or call
(818) 222-2782. Attendees ages twelve and older
cost $15, Children ages 4-11 years cost $10, and
Children 3 and younger are free. Please register
early as spaces are limited and this event does
CHRISTMAS TREE, GARLANDS AND WREATHS
Wondering what to do with your Christmas
trees, garlands and wreaths after the
holidays? They can be recycled in your green
waste bin when the holidays are over. The
City's trash hauler (Waste Management, Inc.)
collects Christmas trees from its
residential customers during the two weeks
following Christmas at no additional charge.
Be sure the tree is cut into three-foot
sections and remove any tree stands, nails,
tinsel and decorations. Christmas trees
should have all of the following removed:
• Plastic water containers
• Metal stands and bars
Flocked trees coated with fire retardants
will not be accepted. Next year, consider an
artificial tree or a live tree that can be
planted after the holidays.
Calabasas Communications and Technology
Commissioner Jamie Daugherty passed away on
Wednesday, November 19 after battling ALS
since 2011. Even in the face of ALS, Jamie,
his wife Stacy, and his children Megan and
Bryan have been an inspiration with the
spirit with which they confronted this
terrible disease. In addition to
his career as a successful real estate
developer, Jamie was a board member for West
Valley Girls Softball, a supporter and an
active participant for Relay for Life and
had been a member and chair of the
Communications and Technology Commission
(CTC) since 2004. Jamie took a personal
interest in the commission and was fair,
open-minded, enthusiastic, and worked
tirelessly to make the City a better place
for all residents.
After his ALS diagnosis, Jamie brought this
same passion to fighting the disease,
becoming actively involved with the ALS
Association Golden West Chapter and in
empowering individuals with ALS and their
families to live fuller lives by providing
care and support. No mention of
Jamie would be complete without bringing up
his love for (obsession with?) baseball.
He and his family shared many good times
around diamonds, including their mission to
see a game in every professional baseball
stadium in the country.
Donations can be made in Jamie's name to the
Motor Neuron Disorders ALS Research Fund at
Cedars Sinai Hospital. Please add Jamie
Daugherty and ALS Research to the Memo Line.
WINNERS OF THE 2014
RECYCLING AWARENESS CALENDAR
to the winners of the 2014 Recycling Drawing
Out of 1,425 entries, fourteen drawings were
selected to be on the 2015 Recycling Awareness
Calendar. Winners will
be accepting their prizes at the December 2 meeting
of the Calabasas Environmental Commission.
Each student will be making a brief speech on
"The Power of Me: My Recycling Pledge," which
was the theme of this year's contest.
Congratulations to the winners and be sure to
pick up your 2015 Recycling Awareness Calendar
to view all the winning submissions! Calendars
are available at City Hall, the Calabasas
Library and City Parks.
Bay Laurel Elementary School
Ms. Mary Smith
Ms. Sue Lee
Ms. Mary Smith
Bay Laurel Elementary School
Ms. Mary Smith
Ms. Pam Rudy
Ms. Mary Smith
Chaparral Elementary School
Ms. Margie Clebanoff
BASEBALL ALUMNI GAME
You are invited to the annual Calabasas High
Baseball Alumni Game which will take place
on Saturday, December 20 at 10:00 a.m. on
the Varsity Field of Calabasas High School.
Players and Coaches representing Coyote
teams from the past 35 years are scheduled
to play against the current 2014-15 Varsity
"It’s great to see our former
players return every year to have some fun
with the current team and raise money for
the baseball program,” commented Thomas
Cassidy, Head of Program at CHS Baseball. In
addition to the game, festivities will
include a Home Run Derby, raffle, great
prizes and lunch catered by Tommy's.
Proceeds will support CHS Baseball. For
information, contact Beth Schore at
or Michele Glasser at
LIBRARY EVENTS IN
Thursday December 4 and 18 at noon,
join us for a free and relaxing yoga
session. Wear comfortable clothing,
bring a yoga mat/large towel, and
join our wonderful instructor Deanne
Wenger, RYT at the Library! No
experience necessary - all are
Is your child's reading going to the
dogs? Let's hope so! Bring your new
and emerging reader (grades K-3) to
the library on Saturday, December 6
to share in a unique reading
program. Therapy dogs, trained
through Paws for Healing, will sit
(or lie) and listen as your child
experiences the joy of reading
aloud. The program runs from 11:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with sign-ups
beginning at 11:00 a.m. Each child
will have fifteen minutes to read to
Saturday, December 6 from 12:30 p.m.
– 1:30 p.m. it’s Winter Bingo at the
Library! Join us in the
multi-purpose room at the Calabasas
Library, we will be having fun
playing Bingo. Bring friends and
enjoy an afternoon of games and
prizes, and refreshments.
The 2nd Thursday Book Club for
adults will meet on Thursday,
December 11 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss
The Light Between Oceans by M. L.
Stedman. Membership in the club is
free, however a library card is
required to participate.
The Wednesday Morning Book Club for
adults will be gathering on
Wednesday December 17 at 11:00 a.m.
to discuss Mary Coin by Marisa
Film Fanatics will be getting
together Wednesday, December 17 at
6:00 p.m. to view another
entertaining movie. Call or email
Karilyn Steward at 818-225-7616 or
Please note that the Library will be
closed on Saturday,
December 13, and Wednesday, December
24 through Thursday, January 1.
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
City of Calabasas organizes two
free monthly electronic waste collection events.
On the first Saturday of the month (December 6,
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 (December 20, 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.
December 13, 2014 there will be a free
water based paint and used oil collection event
at Calabasas City Hall located at 100/200 Civic
Center Way (map) adjacent to the Commons from 10:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information, please
contact the City of Calabasas Recycling and Solid
Waste Coordinator at (818) 224-1600.
HAVE YOUR HOLIDAY EVENT AT THE
CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
small, intimate affairs to large corporate and
private parties, let the
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center and
Events & Catering be your one-stop
shop for the finest food, superb service, menu
planning, staffing, rentals & décor. Our Chefs are
professionally-trained with over 20 years of
experience and will work with our clients’
nutritional needs as well as with their budgetary
confinements. We feel everybody has the right to a
great event! On-site catering by Atmosphere Events &
Catering. Some tables & chairs are provided. For
further information, please contact Kathy Milbrand
(818) 222-2782 x 113 or visit
ENJOY THE NUTCRACKER
BALLET IN CALABASAS
Bring your family to share and enjoy the
wonderful holiday tradition of The Nutcracker
Ballet on Saturday, December 13. Presented by
Degas Dance Studio, there will be two remarkable
family friendly full Ballet productions at 2:00
p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Performances will take place
at the C-PAEC Performing Arts Education Center
on the Calabasas High School campus.
The Nutcracker Ballet will feature
music by Tchaikovsky, professional dancers,
stilt performances, as well as pre-professional
and student performers. Watch as Artistic
Director Anacia Weiskittel brings together
world-class choreographers, costumes, and set
design to create a stunning production. Tickets
are reserved seating for $18-$42. There are
discounted tickets available for children and
students. Purchase tickets at
www.degasdancestudio.com. For further
information, contact Anacia Weiskittel at (818)
TOUR OF NATIVE PLANTS AT MALIBU FOREST UNIT
Thursday, December 11 from noon until 1:30 p.m.,
Kevin Johnson of the Los Angeles County Fire
Department will be giving a fascinating and
informative tour of Native Plants at the Malibu
Forest Unit, located at 942 N. Las Virgenes
Canyon Road in Calabasas. For more information,
or to RSVP please contact Casey Zweig at
ARTIST ALLEY AT THE TENNIS
& SWIM CENTER
six weeks, the
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center features a
local artist to display his/her remarkable artwork.
The current artist Andrew Jason Schwartz. His artwork
will be displayed until December 20. Stop
by and check out the work of this talented artist! For information, contact
Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782, ext. 113.
DECEMBER EVENTS AT MOUNTAINS
Restoration Trust is excited to close the year
out with some wonderful opportunities for the
community to come together and get involved!
If you are interested in hiking, enjoying the
outdoors, helping with restoration projects, or in
need of community service credits, MRT has something
the habitat repair team on
Saturday, December 6 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in
the ongoing fight against invasive non-native plant
species that compete for space, soil, nutrients and
in some cases, poison the soil. Oak trees,
sagebrush, penstemons, roses, and bunch grass that
feed and shelter wildlife await your help.
Reservations are required by calling (818) 591-1701,
extension 202 or
Once, a valley hosted giant oaks that held an
ecosystem together. Then, charcoal kilns, farms,
cattle ranches and 20th Century Fox moved in. Now, a
state park provides a beautiful space for the
public's enjoyment. But what about the ecosystem?
Since 1992, volunteers have enjoyed a wonderful day
in Malibu Creek State Park creating habitat for a
multitude of animals by planting and caring for oak
trees and their understory plants. There's more to
do! Join us on Saturday, December 13 from 8:45 a.m.
to 12:15 p.m. to continue these efforts. Reservations
are required at (818) 591-1701, extension 202 or
a Weed War on Sunday, December 14 from 8:30 a.m.
to 12:15 p.m.! Volunteers will
be turning a riparian area along Las Virgenes
Creek into an oak woodland. With the winter rains,
we plant oak trees, mulefat, milkweed, willows,
coffeeberries, and other woodland species. Until the
rains, invasive non-native plants are removed. The
Weed Wars were started by the California Native
Plant Society in the early 1980s and has brought
diversity and eco-balance back to disturbed lands.
Join us for a satisfying habitat building day at
White Oak Farm, 2577 Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas
(confirm location beforehand as site is subject to
change). Reservations are
required by calling (818) 348-5910 or
Come along for the restoration of a hidden gem!
won't find this beauty spot on any map, but MRT and
TreePeople will show you the way on Saturday,
December 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.! Unseemly
land uses created great swaths of invasive weeds but
have also created the perfect site for an
endangered, very small sunflower, Lyon's Pentachaeta.
Bring a snack and water, meet at Peter Struass Ranch, and spend some time caring for
this hidden beauty. Reservations are required
by calling (818) 591-1701, extension 202 or
For MRT's complete calendar of events, visit www.mountainstrust.org.
CITY OF MALIBU TO HOST HOUSEHOULD
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
City of Malibu will be hosting a Household
Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection at the Malibu
Civic Center, 23519 W. Civic Center Way in
Malibu, on Saturday, December 6 from 9:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m. This program gives Los Angeles
County residents a legal and cost free way to
dispose of unwanted household chemicals that
cannot be disposed of in the regular trash.
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS INCLUDE:
- Motor Oil, Antifreeze,
Paint, Paint Thinner
- Turpentine, Cleaners
with Acids or Lye
- Pesticides and Herbicides
- Household and Car Batteries
- Old Computers
and Television Sets
- Sharps or Unused
- Expired Pharmaceuticals and Mercury
DO NOT BRING:
Explosives, Ammunition, Radioactive Materials,
Waste from Businesses, Trash or Old Tires, White
Goods such as Washers, Stoves, Refrigerators or
Please note that there is a
limit of 15 gallons or 125 lbs. per vehicle.
Bring items in a sturdy box, preferably in their
original labeled containers. Be prepared to
leave your containers and do not mix products
together. For more information, call the Los
Angeles County Sanitation Districts at (800)
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must be registered 15 days prior to an election if
you wish to vote, so be sure to register today!
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS &
Hall will be closed Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday,
December 25. City Hall will be closing at noon on
Wednesday, January 31.
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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