JULY 4TH FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR!
City of Calabasas will proudly host the community’s
annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at the Calabasas
High School Football Field (22855 W. Mulholland Hwy.) on Friday, July 4, 2014. Gates open at 5:00
p.m. and the musically choreographed fireworks show begins at 9:00 p.m. The
family-oriented, fun-filled event will feature a live
musical dance party with Platinum Groove (plus
additional patriotic suprises!), a free family fun zone
hosted by "Who's That DJ?", games, prizes, inflatables,
arts & crafts, temporary tattoos, stilt walkers,
balloons and more!
Tickets must be purchased in advance
and are available at
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, and
de Anza Park in Calabasas. The $10 admission price
includes parking, entertainment and all activities.
Children under 2 years of age are admitted free!
Handicapped parking and seating accommodations will be
available. Delicious food and beverages will be offered
for sale at the site. Picnic items will be permitted. Please note that the Fireworks
Spectacular is an alcohol and tobacco free zone. No
bottles, pets or umbrellas will be permitted.
Before the Fireworks Spectacular, the City will
feature a day full of free events for the community
starting with the 37th annual Lakeside Fun Run,
sponsored in part by the Calabasas Park Homeowners
Association, which will take place along Calabasas
Lake behind the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center.
The event will take place the morning of Friday,
July 4. The cost to register is $20 for adults and
$15 for youth 17 years and younger. Race fee
includes a race shirt (while supplies last), awards,
and pancake breakfast. To register, visit www.imathlete.com or
call the Calabasas
Tennis & Swim Center at
After the Fun Run, a pet show will be held at
11:00 a.m. at the greenbelt adjacent to the Tennis &
Swim Center featuring pet contests in several
categories. All pets are welcome! A Summer Splash
Party, featuring games, swimming, free use of tennis
courts, a barbeque, music and dancing will take
place at the Tennis & Swim Center from 12:00 p.m.
until 5:30 p.m. For a list of schedules and
entertainment details, visit
2014 SUNSETS CONCERT SERIES
AT CALABASAS LAKE
SunSets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake will take
you on a retrospective journey through Queen songs
on Sunday, July 13. Come out and enjoy one of the
nation's greatest live tribute acts,
Queen Nation! The concert begins at 6:00 p.m.
Be sure to mark your calendar for the remaining
spectacular concerts! On August 10, come out for an
evening of Latin Music and dance as the up-tempo group
Octavio Figueroa y La Combinacion' brings you to
your feet! The final concert of the series, co-presented
Symphony, will be on August 24.
Lauren Chipman will bring her eclectic musical
sensibility with a program ranging from classical music
to rock and pop.
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
blankets or lawn chairs. You can now pre-order a
Atmosphere Café by calling (818) 222-0226. Enjoy a
no-hassle delicious dinner while attending the event!
You are also welcome to bring a picnic from home. There
is limited chaired seating available on a first come -
first serve basis (kindly reserve for those in need).
New this year, there will be a free park and ride
shuttle from the
Calabasas Civic Center (100 Civic Center Way)
between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Please
note that the Calabasas Inn is under construction and is
no longer a park and ride destination). For more
information, please visit
CTV - THE CALABASAS CHANNEL WINS
SCAN NATOA STAR AWARD FOR OVERALL EXCELLENCE
The Calabasas Channel, has been honored with the
SCAN NATOA STAR Award for Overall Excellence
along with eight other awards in a ceremony held
June 18 at the SCAN NATOA Conference in Santa
Monica. The STAR Awards recognize excellence in
government programming in California and Nevada.
In addition to the overall award, CTV was awarded
Best PSA for its
“C.J. Jones Closed Captioning”
announcement, Best Public Affairs Program for “State
of the City 2014”, and Best Public Safety Program
for “Every 15 Minutes.” CTV also received 2nd Place
honors in the Sports Program category for “City
Spotlight, Leslie Leslie”, 3rd place in Magazine
Format for “The Buzz”, 3rd place in the Talk Show
category for “Teen Forum”, 3rd place in Special
Audience for “C.J. Jones Special on Closed
Captioning” and a 3rd Place Videotext Billboard
award for “CTV Billboard.”
programming brings City government and local events
to our residents in a user-friendly, transparent,
and creative way,” said Calabasas Mayor David J.
Shapiro. “All of us at the City of Calabasas are
justifiably proud of our award winning Media
CTV is available to Calabasas
Charter/Time Warner cable subscribers on Channel 3,
webstreams live 24/7 on the web and is available
on-demand through its Archived Programming link
E-CIGARETTES INCLUDED IN THE
CITY'S SECOND-HAND SMOKE PROHIBITION
has determined that e-cigarettes are harmful to both
those who use them and those who are exposed to the
vapors, and therefore the
Calabasas City Council has
voted to include electronic cigarettes in the city’s
secondhand smoke prohibition. Starting July 1, 2014
Calabasas City Ordinance 2014-315 bans the use of
e-cigarettes anywhere in the City that smoking is
prohibited and will allow their use only in areas
designated for smoking. According to the ordinance,
the vapors from e-cigarettes contain chemicals that
have been found harmful including acetaldehyde,
benzene, cadmium formaldehyde and other compounds.
Those who violate the ordinance face a potential
fine of up to $500. Calabasas officials clarified
that the City does not seek to regulate the rights
and habits of smokers, only to reduce exposure to
secondhand smoke and vapors. E-cigarettes will be
included in the city’s tobacco retailer registration
program to make sure they aren’t sold to minors.
prescription and over-the-counter medications that
are put in drains or flushed down the toilet pollute
the environment, so please properly dispose of
unused portions properly. If you have unused or
expired pharmaceuticals including prescription
drugs, controlled substances, and sharps (needles
and syringes), please visit
for a list of drop-off locations. It should be noted
that the proper way to dispose of sharps waste is to
use only State-approved sharps containers. Please
check availability for sharps containers at the
County designated distribution sites or ask your
pharmacist or doctor about them. For a list of
County designated distribution sites, visit
For more information, contact the City of Calabasas
Recycling Coordinator at 818-224-1600.
TAKE A RIDE ON THE BEACH BUS
The beach is a great place to spend the summer - and
we want to take you there! The Summer Beach Bus
offers residents a ride to Zuma for just $2 each
way. The Beach Bus runs until August 15 on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursdays, and Fridays. Exact change and photo ID
are required. The Beach Bus is a public service to
provide transportation to Zuma Beach, but please
note that there is no supervision once at the beach,
aside from on-duty lifeguards. For the Beach Bus
STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD & KAYAKING
you know a teen who is interested in stand-up paddle
boarding and kayaking?
Malibu Surf Shack is offering trips to do just
that in Malibu this summer. The program is open to
ages 11-16 and inlcudes transportation from the
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center to the Malibu Surf
Shack. The cost is $40 per student, per day. Trips
will be Tuesdays July 8, July 22, and August 5.
Don't miss this opportunity to paddle with the sea
life along the Malibu coastline! For additional
information and to register, visit
DIVE-IN MOVIE AT THE CALABASAS
TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
in for an 80's flashback experience at the
Tennis & Swim Center! The second movie night of the
summer is taking place on Friday, July 18 from 6:00
p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Playing on the dive-in movie
screen will be E.T., featuring a young Drew
Barrymore and Henry Thomas. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
for free swimming and family-fun entertainment! The
movie will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. There is
no charge, but tickets must be picked up at the
Tennis & Swim Center in advance. No outside food or
drink is allowed. For additioanl information,
contact Raine at (818) 222-2782,
COOL OFF AT SUMMER CAMP
between the ages of five and twelve are invited to
cool off this summer with Peak Adventures Summer
Camps at the
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center! There will be a
different theme each week, including Legos, Shark
Week, and many more! All camps go from Tuesday to
Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., with two hours
of pool time. Extended care is also available. All
camps are $150 with a material fee of $25, due the
first day of class. For camp schedules, details, or
questions, contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2787.
Space is limited, so sign up today!
EXTENDED CAMP CARE AT THE
TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
you an active and busy parent? Extend your child's
time - and fun - at the
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center by enrolling in the Extended Camp Care
program! Youth ages 5 to 15 years can stay anytime
between 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., and/or 4:00 p.m. -
5:30 p.m. The program runs until August 15.
There will be activities, games, snacks, and prizes!
Staff will walk your child to Top Seed Tennis Camp,
help with ordering lunch, and provide fun
entertainment until you are able to pick your child
up. The cost is $12 per morning session, $6 per
afternoon session, or $15 for the full day. For
information and to enroll your child, contact Kathy
Milbrand at (818) 222-2782, ext. 113 or
CALLING ALL TEENS: PUT YOUR TECH
SKILLS TO WORK THIS SUMMER!
Are you a teen with technology skills, time on your
hands, and a desire to give something back to your
community? You can earn community service credit
this summer by helping adults learn to work with
technology (you know, computers, tablets,
smartphones, all that stuff!) in the Savvy Senior
TECH HELP program at the Calabasas Library.
Volunteer hours can be applied to meet next school
year's community service requirements. For more
information, call Charlotte Meyer at 818-222-5679 and
put your skills to work this summer!
3rd Annual Family Camp Out returns August 1! Join
the Calabasas staff at
Juan Bautista de Anza Park for camping, games, a
movie under the stars (this year's movie is "Open
Season"), s'mores, and singing. Fall asleep to the
sounds of nature and wake up to the smell of
pancakes! The camp out begins at 4:00 p.m. on
Friday, August 1 and goes until 11:00 a.m. on
Saturday, August 2. The cost is $10 for adults and
$5 for kids under the age of fourteen. For
additional information and to register, contact
Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782,
LIBRARY EVENTS IN JULY
Summer Reading Program at the Library is in full swing! There are a number of
exciting opportunities for children of all ages - as well as
adults! Spend your summer reading and earn a prize at the
end of each week!
special programs for K-5th graders on Wednesdays at 4:00
p.m. this month! On July 9, prepare to be amazed by Shawn
McMaster - Magician and Illusionist like no other! July 16,
watch and learn as "Bubblists" share the fun, magic and
science of bubbles! Enjoy a variety show complete with
juggling and balloon twisting when Arty Loon visits the
Library on July 23. On July 30, Antonio Sacre will share the
story of "Mango in the Hand."
Preschoolers are invited on a
musical adventure with performer Mr. Tom on Friday, July
18 at 11:00 a.m. Children will be able to play instruments,
sing songs, and become part of the show!
Join us for
Family Movie Night on Tuesday, July 8. Watch the
adventures of a Volkswagon Beetle named Herbie, Herbie's
driver, and their friends. Rated G, this movie lasts for 108
conjunction with the Amercian Chess Academy (ACA) in
Calabasas, the Library will holding a
Family Movie Day on Sunday, July 20. At 1:00 p.m., join
us to watch a movie about a chess prodigy who refuses to
harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous
Bobby Fischer. This movie is rated PG and lasts for 110
minutes. Admission is free but no one may enter without an
adult. Concessions will be available as a fundraiser for the
ACA and the Teen Library Council.
game day the library! Drop in to play your favorite
board games and win prizes on Saturday, July 26 from noon to
4:00 p.m. This is a great time for kids kindergarten through
8th grade. Enjoy treats, fun, and friendly competition!
Bring your new and emerging reader (grades K-3) to the
Library on Saturday, July 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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. Each child
will have 15 minutes to read to a dog. Sign-ups will begin
at 11:00 a.m. in the library.
Are you feeling crafty? Kids ages five and older are invited
Craft Days at the Library. Taking place on Thursday,
July 10 at 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 24 at 4:00 p.m.,
there will be crafts and fun available! Just sign up at the
Adult Reference Desk.
Come by for Yoga on
Thursday, July 3 and Thursday,
July 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.
an animal for everyone! Join Dr. Jennifer Fowler from
the Calabasas Animal Clinic as she explores how to choose a
companion that best fits your lifestyle. The discussion will
take place at noon on Thursday, July 10.
Join us as we welcome
Sage the Groomer on Thursday, July 24 at noon. Sage will
present how to groom your companion and willl demonstrate
grooming techniques. There will also be an Emergency Vet to
guide you in what to do in an emergency.
Come by for
"PAWS" Bingo on Thursday, July 31 at noon. Have fun and
The Library has adopted an animal shelter this summer! You
can donate items for our animal friends.
For a complete list of Library events, call (818) 225-7616
TEEN ART EXHIBIT
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center will be hosting a
Teen Art Exhibit from July 7 to August 15. The Art
Show will begin with an artist reception on July 6
where all the artists, their families, and their
friends can celebrate the work and hear the winner
of the "Best of Show," which will be selected by
Mayor Shapiro. The exhibit will then be open for the
public to view. Viewers will have an opportunity to
select their favorite piece and cast a vote for the
"Viewer Choice" art piece to be awarded on July 21.
Stop by and check out these wonderful creations!
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
City of Calabasas organizes two free
monthly electronic waste collection events. On the
first Saturday of the month (July 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 (July 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.
The City of Calabasas holds bi-monthly
collections for paint and used oil.
On Saturday, July 12, 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)
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!
WHAT'S ON CTV?
sure to tune in to CTV on cable channel 3 in
for playback days and times),
or watch any meeting or TV program on demand through
CTV programming is also available on the
Calabasas3 YouTube Channel!
THE BUZZ ON
The Buzz is
a short, weekly program, with information of
upcoming events, and fun, family things to do
in-and-around the City of Calabasas. Host Laura
Nickerson is on location around town or at special
events, making this an entertaining and informative
preview of the upcoming week... catch The
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS &
Hall will be closed Friday, July 4 in observance of
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
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