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JULY 2014 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR!
2014 SUNSETS CONCERT SERIES AT CALABASAS LAKE 
  CTV WINS SCAN NATOA STAR AWARD FOR OVERALL EXCELLENCE
E-CIGARETTES INCLUDED IN THE CITY'S SECOND-HAND SMOKE PROHIBITION
TENNIS & SWIM CENTER OFFERS EXCITING "TEEN SCENE" THIS SUMMER 
PHARMACEUTICAL DISPOSAL
TAKE A RIDE ON THE BEACH BUS
STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD & KAYAKING TRIP
DIVE-IN MOVIE AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
COOL OFF AT SUMMER CAMP
EXTENDED CAMP CARE AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
CALLING ALL TEENS: PUT YOUR TECH SKILLS TO WORK THIS SUMMER!
FAMILY CAMP-OUT
"AFTER HOURS" POOL & PIZZA PARTY
LIBRARY EVENTS IN JULY
TEEN ART EXHIBIT
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
JULY EVENTS AT MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
COMMUNITY MEETING REGARDING FUTURE OPERATION OF THE CALABASAS LANDFILL
REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY!
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

Dates to Remember

July 2014: 4 - Independence Day - City Hall Closed

4 - 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

5 - E-Waste Collection

9 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

12 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

13 - SunSets Concert Series: Queen Nation - A Tribute to the Music of Queen

18 - Dive-In Movie at TSC

19 - E-Waste Collection

21 - Community Meeting Regarding Future Operation of the Calabasas Landfill

23 - City Council Meeting
(Cancelled)

28-30 - Rosti Fundraiser for the Calabasas Library

August 2014:

1 - Family Camp Out & Movie Under the Stars

2 - E-Waste Collection

10 - SunSets Concert Series: Octavio Figueroa y La Combinacion'


13 - City Council Meeting

15 - Back to School Pool Party at TSC

16 -  E-Waste Collection


24 - SunSets Concert Series: From Bach to Radiohead, with Lauren & Friends

27 -  City Council Meeting


 JULY 4TH FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED

IN ADVANCE



ENJOY THE SOUNDS OF QUEEN NATION!
JULY 13 @ 6:00 P.M.
SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES


SUMMER READING PROGRAM
AT THE LIBRARY
PRIZES AWARDED EACH WEEK!


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JULY 4TH FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR! 

The 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 City Hall, Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, and Juan Bautista 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 (818) 222-2782.

 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 www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/fireworks.html.

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2014 SUNSETS CONCERT SERIES AT CALABASAS LAKE 

The 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 with the New West 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 picnic through 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 www.cityofcalabasas.com/sunsets.html.

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CTV - THE CALABASAS CHANNEL WINS SCAN NATOA STAR AWARD FOR OVERALL EXCELLENCE

CTV, The Calabasas Channel, has been honored with the prestigious 2014 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.”

"CTV 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 Department."

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 www.cityofcalabasas.com/ctvarchives.html.

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E-CIGARETTES INCLUDED IN THE CITY'S SECOND-HAND SMOKE PROHIBITION

Calabasas 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.

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CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER OFFERS EXCITING SUMMER "TEEN SCENE" THIS SUMMER

If you’re a teen who’s looking for fun and excitement this summer (or know one who is), the “Teen Scene” at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center is the place to be. Now through August, “Teen Scene” offers classes in Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Cooking, Teen Zumba, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, an “After Hours” Pool Party and much more! “Teen Scene” is open to all youth ages 11-16. To sign up, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/recreation.html

For more information, contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782 or at kmilbrand@cityofcalabasas.com. Spring & Summer “Teen Scene” at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center - it’s cool!

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PHARMACEUTICAL DISPOSAL

Unused 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 http://www.lacitysan.org/solid_resources/special/hhw/safe_centers/ 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 http://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/hhw/sharpsMgmt.cfm.  For more information, contact the City of Calabasas Recycling Coordinator at 818-224-1600.

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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 schedule, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/beachbus.html

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STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD & KAYAKING TRIP

Do 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 https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofcalabasasrec.

 

DIVE-IN MOVIE AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

Dive in for an 80's flashback experience at the Calabasas 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, lkishimoto@cityofcalabasas.com.

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COOL OFF AT SUMMER CAMP 

Kids 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!

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EXTENDED CAMP CARE AT THE TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

Are 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 kmilbrand@cityofcalabasas.com.  

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!

FAMILY CAMP-OUT

The 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, kmilbrand@cityofcalabasas.com

"AFTER HOURS" POOL & PIZZA PARTY

Teens are invited to take over the pool at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center on Saturday, July 12! From 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., there will be music, a DJ, pool volleyball, competitions, and food! Glitter tattoos will also be available for a nominal fee. This party is open to ages 11-16 and the cost is $10 per person. Sign up at http://com3.govtsystems.com/ResPCalabasas

LIBRARY EVENTS IN JULY

The 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!

There are 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 minutes.

In 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.

It's 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 to 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.

There's 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 win prizes!

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 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/calendar/library/calendar-of-events.html.

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TEEN ART EXHIBIT

The 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!

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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 (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) 224-1600.

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JULY EVENTS AT MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST

Spend your summer with Mountains Restoration Trust!

On Saturday, July 12 at 8:45 a.m., MRT and TreePeople will be caring for native oak trees, shrubs, penstemons, roses and bunch grasses - all native plants that feed and shelter wildlife. Come along and be a restorationist for a day! Meet along the first 0.5 mile of Stunt Road after turning off Mulholland Highway in Calabasas. Reservations are required at www.mountainstrust.eventbrite.com.

Come out and enjoy the outdoors and make a difference with MRT and Heal the Bay on Saturday, July 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. Reservations are required by signing up at www.mountainstrust.eventbrite.com.

Enjoy a wonderful day at Malibu Creek State Park on Saturday, July 19 at 8:45 a.m. Help MRT and TreePeople rebuild a native landscape by planting and caring for oak trees and their understory plants. Reservations are required at www.mountainstrust.eventbrite.com.

Be a part of 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! Just meet at Peter Struass Ranch. Water native plants and help them survive the dry summer months. Reservations are required at www.mountainstrust.eventbrite.com.

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

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COMMUNITY MEETING REGARDING FUTURE OPERATION OF THE CALABASAS LANDFILL

Long-term planning has begun within the County of Los Angeles on how to best manage the disposal of solid waste - and this includes the Calabasas Landfill. There will be a community meeting on July 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Agoura Hills Calabasas Community Center to solicit public input. This meeting may be beneficial for Calabasas residents who live near the landfill, and for those interested in the long-term waste management plans for our community. The Community Center is located at 27040 Malibu Hills Rd. For more information, please call the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works at 888-777-4775.

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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 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!

CHECK OUT THE BUZZ ON CTV:

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 Buzz!

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

City Hall will be closed Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

 

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.

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