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DECEMBER 2014 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AND HIS CALABASAS ELVES
RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE, GARLANDS AND WREATHS
PASSING OF JAMIE DAUGHERTY
WINNERS OF THE 2014 RECYCLING AWARENESS CALENDAR
CALABASAS HIGH BASEBALL ALUMNI GAME 
LIBRARY EVENTS IN DECEMBER
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS 
HAVE YOUR HOLIDAY EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER 
ENJOY THE NUTCRACKER BALLET IN CALABASAS
TOUR OF NATIVE PLANTS AT MALIBU FOREST UNIT
ARTIST ALLEY AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER  
DECEMBER EVENTS AT MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
CITY OF MALIBU TO HOST HOUSEHOULD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION
REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY!
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

Dates to Remember

December 2014

6 - E-Waste Collection

 6 - City of Malibu's Household Hazardous Waste Collection

10 - Winter Savvy Seniors Luncheon

10 - City Council Meeting

13 - Breakfast with Santa and his Calabasas Elves

13 - Nutcracker Ballet

13 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Roundup

20 - E-Waste Collection

20 - Calabasas High Baseball Alumni Game

24 -  City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

24 -
Christmas Eve - City Hall Closed

25 -
Christmas Day - City Hall Closed

31 -
New Year's Eve - City Hall Closes at Noon

January 2015 1 - New Year's Day - City Hall Closed

3 - E-Waste Collection

10 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

14 -
City Council Meeting

17 -
E-Waste Collection

19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - City Hall Closed

28 - City Council Meeting

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014 RECYCLING CONTEST WINNERS!


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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AND HIS CALABASAS ELVES

You 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 kmilbrand@cityofcalabasas.com or Raine Kishimoto at lkishimoto@cityofcalabasas.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 fill up!

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RECYCLE YOUR 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
          • Tinsel
          • Metal stands and bars
          • Garlands
          • Ornaments
          • Lights

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.

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JAMIE DAUGHERTY PASSES AWAY

Former 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.

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WINNERS OF THE 2014 RECYCLING AWARENESS CALENDAR

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Recycling Drawing Contest! 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.

 

WINNER GRADE SCHOOL TEACHER
Chloe Rouss 4 Bay Laurel Elementary School Ms. Mary Smith
Ashley Moran 6 A.C. Stelle Middle School Ms. Sandy Duncan
Adina Beck 7 A.E. Wright Middle School Ms. Sue Lee
Riley Krane 4 Bay Laurel Elementary School Ms. Mary Smith
Chris Sweeney 3 Bay Laurel Elementary School Ms. Tiffany Fedor
Shoshana Lindon 2 Bay Laurel Elementary School Ms. Julie Astrachan
Sydney Bregman 8 A.C. Stelle Middle School Ms. Jessica Dickinson
Kavon Nazari 5 Bay Laurel Elementary School Ms. Mary Smith
Evelene Boratgis 3 Bay Laurel Elementary School Ms. Vaness Savich
Siena Goldfarb 2 Bay Laurel Elementary School Ms. Michele Nastarin
Alessandra Marino 1 Bay Laurel Elementary School Ms. Pam Rudy
Ella Varsha 5 Bay Laurel Elementary School Ms. Mary Smith
Taylor Brooks K Lupin Hill Elementary School Ms. Jennifer Klein
Anya Ahuja 2 Chaparral Elementary School Ms. Margie Clebanoff

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CALABASAS HIGH 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 squad.

"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 beth@schores.com or Michele Glasser at mlgtritter@aol.com.

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN DECEMBER

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 welcome!  

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 a dog.  

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 Silver  

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  ksteward@cityofcalabasas.com for more information.  

Please note that the Library will be closed on Saturday, December 13, and Wednesday, December 24 through Thursday, January 1. 

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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 (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.

On Saturday, 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.

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HAVE YOUR HOLIDAY EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER 

From small, intimate affairs to large corporate and private parties, let the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center and Atmosphere 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 www.calabasastsc.com

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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) 749-6644 or info@degasdancestudio.com. 

TOUR OF NATIVE PLANTS AT MALIBU FOREST UNIT

On 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 CZweig@malibucity.org.

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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/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.

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DECEMBER EVENTS AT MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST

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 for you!

Join 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 volunteer@treepeople.org.

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 volunteer@treepeople.org.

It's 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 volunteer@treepeople.org.

Come along for the restoration of a hidden gem! You 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 volunteer@treepeople.org.

For MRT's complete calendar of events, visit www.mountainstrust.org.

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CITY OF MALIBU TO HOST HOUSEHOULD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

The 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 Needles
- Expired Pharmaceuticals and Mercury Thermometers

DO NOT BRING: Explosives, Ammunition, Radioactive Materials, Waste from Businesses, Trash or Old Tires, White Goods such as Washers, Stoves, Refrigerators or Air Conditions.

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) 238-0172.

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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 City Hall, 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! 

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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?
Watch it on CTV
Author's Night
Calabasas, A Living History
Calabasas Teen Forum
City News
City Spotlight
Library Bound
Library Specials
Preview, Eye on the Arts
Pumpkin Patch Storytime
Special Events
The Buzz
Your City, Your Issues

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!

WATCH THE NEWEST EPISODE OF AUTHOR'S NIGHT!

 

AUTHOR'S NIGHT, FEATURING DENNIS ARCHAMBAULT
At the Calabasas Library, author Dennis Archambault discusses his novel "AndrogynJOY: A Story of Good and Evil in the Underworld", with host Karyn Foley.

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

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

That’s all for this month.

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