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MAY 2014 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
CALABASAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
CALABASAS TO SERVE AS A SPECIAL OLYMPICS HOST CITY
CALABASAS RELAY FOR LIFE - JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER!
CITY OF CALABASAS DODGER NIGHT 
CONNECT WITH CALABASAS APP GETS EVEN BETTER!

SIGN UP TO BE A VOLUNTEEN
TENNIS & SWIM CENTER OFFERS EXCITING SPRING AND SUMMER "TEEN SCENE" 
LOCAL TEEN ARTISTS WANTED!
SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE
GET READY FOR SUMMER CAMP
THE EVENT RETURNS
19TH ANNUAL CALABASAS WINE TASTING & SILECT AUCTION
LIBRARY EVENTS IN MAY
2014 SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES AT CALABASAS LAKE
REALITY PARTY FOR PARENTS CANCELLED
PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON WATERSHED PROTECTION & PLANNING
ARTIST ALLEY AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER 
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION HONORS LVMWD FOR "PROJECT OF THE YEAR"
REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY!
MAY EVENTS AT MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

Dates to Remember

May 2014: 3 - E-Waste Collection

3 & 4 - 17th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival

9 - 19th Annual Calabasas Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

10 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

10 - Reality Party for Parents CANCELLED

13 - Special City Council Meeting

14 - City Council Meeting
(Cancelled)

15 - Final Day for Teens to Submit Artwork to TSC

17 - E-Waste Collection

17 - Calabasas Relay for Life

22 - Public Workshop on Watershed Protection & Planning

26 - Memorial Day - City Hall Closed

28 - City Council Meeting

June 2014:

3 - Statewide Direct Primary Election

4 - City of Calabasas Dodger Night

7 - E-Waste Collection

7 - THE Event Fundraiser

8 - Sun Sets Concert Series: Stone Soul - The Best of Classic Soul & Motown

11 - City Council Meeting

21 - E-Waste Collection

25 - City Council Meeting

17TH ANNUAL CALABASAS
FINE ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS MAY 3 & 4

 


 
HELP FIGHT CANCER BY SUPPORTING THE CALABASAS RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM!

 


CALABASAS TO SERVE AS A 2014 SPECIAL OLYMPICS HOST CITY 

 

 

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CALABASAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL

The 17th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday May 3 & 4, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Calabasas Civic Center and the Commons at Calabasas shopping center. Admission and parking are free for this wonderful event featuring 150 painters, jewelers, potters, sculptors, photographers, glass artists, woodworkers and more.

“We are so lucky in Calabasas to have world class artists gathered in our City every year for a weekend in May,” said Calabasas Mayor David J. Shapiro. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to meet and talk with the artists as well as buy fine art-- and it’s a convenient time to pick up gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and that special graduate.”

New to the 2014 festival, for the first time patrons may sample a variety of delicious dishes from any of the rotating gourmet food trucks such as Cousins Maine Lobster, the Beignet Truck and Slanging Corea, among others. Waffle fries, lobster sandwiches and French pastries are just a few of the specialty items to be featured between 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day. Fine dining restaurants, live musical performances and free youth craft activities complement this wonderful weekend with the arts!

The Calabasas Civic Center is located off the Parkway Calabasas exit from the 101 freeway at 100/200 Civic Center Way and the Commons at Calabasas is located next door.

For more information, please visit www.calabasasartscouncil.com/CalabasasFineArtsFestival.htm.

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CALABASAS TO SERVE AS A SPECIAL OLYMPICS HOST CITY

The City of Calabasas will serve as a host city for a delegation of Special Olympics athletes before the opening of the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles. About 7,000 participants from 170 nations will compete in more than 20 sports between July 25 and August 2, 2015 at arenas including USC and UCLA. Among the competitions are aquatics, gymnastics, kayaking, basketball and soccer.

Calabasas will be one of 100 Southern California cities participating in a four-day pre-games celebration, hailing athletes from around the globe. Host towns are responsible for providing accommodations, meals, activities and local transportation for the athletes and their sponsors.

Please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/special-olympics.html to find out information about volunteering and for sponsorship opportunities. You can also sign up for Email Notifications at www.cityofcalabasas.com/email-notification.html to receive updates via email.

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CALABASAS RELAY FOR LIFE

Join the American Cancer Society and communities around the globe in honoring cancer survivors, remembering loved ones lost, and fighting back against the disease of cancer by participating in or donating to the Calabasas Relay for Life. This year's event will begin on  Saturday, May 17 at 9:00 a.m. and will end twenty-four hours later at A.E. Wright Middle School at 4029 Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. The funds raised truly do make a difference in the fight against cancer. For more information about joining, volunteering, or making contributions, please visit www.relayforlife.org/calabasasca.

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CITY OF CALABASAS DODGER NIGHT

Join us at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, June 4 for the "City of Calabasas Dodger Night!" The Los Angeles Dodgers will be playing the Chicago White Sox. Game time is set for 7:10 p.m. with Mayor David J. Shapiro throwing out the first pitch at 6:55 p.m. Specially discounted tickets are in the reserved level and are priced at $14 and $10. Tickets are available at City Hall, Juan Batista de Anza Park, and the Tennis and Swim Center. Keep an eye on CTV, the Calabasas Channel, to see tips from athletes, coaches and members of the community for Mayor Shapiro on throwing out the first pitch. Come celebrate the magic at Dodger Stadium! For more information, call (818) 880-6461.

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CONNECT WITH CALABASAS APP GETS EVEN BETTER!

Have you joined the other residents throughout Calabasas who have downloaded the new, free “Connect with Calabasas” mobile app and web portal? It’s easy and gives you the power to notify the City about potholes, noise complaints, dangerous conditions, graffiti, and other concerns with the touch of a finger or a click of the mouse.

And now “Connect with Calabasas” has added new improvements that let you add additional information requests and make sure your  issues are responded to quickly and efficiently - and solved faster than ever! For more information, please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/connect-with-calabasas.html.

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SIGN UP TO BE A VOLUNTEEN

Are you looking for something to do this summer? The City of Calabasas Community Services Department is pleased to announce the 2014 Summer VolunTEEN program. We are seeking individuals 13-17 who are interested in volunteering their spare time. Participants will have an opportunity to volunteer during the summer in a variety of activities including camps, sports programs, special events, and office work at City Hall, Calabasas Library, Calabasas Pharmacy and much more. The program is designed to give individuals valuable "on the job experience." The program will begin Monday, June 16, 2014 and runs until Friday, August 8, 2014. Applications are currently available at Juan Bautista de Anza Park. This program is limited to the first 40 participants who sign up. There will be a volunteer orientation meeting on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 4:30pm at de Anza Park. For more information please call Recreation Specialist, Lana Wilhelm at (818) 880-6461.

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CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER OFFERS EXCITING SPRING AND SUMMER "TEEN SCENE"

If you’re a teen who’s looking for fun and excitement this spring and summer (or know one who is), the “Teen Scene” at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center is the place to be. Beginning now and running 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!

The Spring & Summer “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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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. In addition, Fast Frame (23339 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills) has generously offered to professionally frame each art piece for the artists to keep.

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

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SIGN UP FOR THE SUMMER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Don’t Miss Out! Hurry into Juan Bautista de Anza Park to to register for the 2014 Summer Youth Basketball League. Sign-ups for boys and girls ages 5-16 are ongoing until divisions are full. Space is filling up fast! League play runs June 14 to August 9, 2014. League fee is $145 which includes full uniform and trophy. For more information please contact de Anza Park at (818) 880-6461.

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GET READY FOR 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. Camp schedule begins in June and ends in August. 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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THE EVENT RETURNS

The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools invites you to attend its third annual fundraising soiree, The Event — Las Virgenes' party to be at!

The Event 2014 returns to the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center on on Saturday, June 7 from 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. for another fabulous evening of premiere restaurant, winery and craft beer tastings, as well as amazing silent and live auctions.

This year the evening features an unbelievable live concert performance by Chevy Metal with Taylor Hawkins, the lead drummer for Foo Fighters! They will bring the house down with their phenomenal talent and energy! Organizers anticipate another sell-out crowd so get your tickets now! For more information and to order tickets, visit: www.theeventparty.org/tickets

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19TH ANNUAL CALABASAS WINE TASTING & SILENT AUCTION

Experience California's finest wines and wines from around the world at the 19th Annual Calabasas Wine Tasting and Silent Auction. This event will take place on Friday, May 9 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Calabasas Civic Center Plaza (100 Civic Center Way). Residents, city leaders and business owners can mingle while listening to the talented Calabasas High School Jazz Band. Gourmet foods will be provided by local restaurants and top chefs. Local boutiques will present a fashion show and attendees can participate in a silent auction.

Tickets are available in advance for $40 through www.calabasaschamber.com or $50 at the door. The cost of tickets includes all wine and food, as well as a commemorative glass. Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships and provide outreach and educational programs for the business community. For additional information, please visit www.calabasaschamber.com or call (818) 222-5680.

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN MAY

Spring into the Library this month for some fun and educational programs for the entire family!

Kindergarten through 8th grade students are invited to Game Day at the Library on Saturday, May 10 from noon to 2:00 p.m. Play games, enjoy treats, win prizes and have fun!

Attention 4th through 8th Graders: The Writers' Corner Club is restarting! If you like creative writing and hanging out with your friends, then join us on Saturday, May 10 (Library Conference Room) and Saturday, May 24 (Multi-Purpose 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, May 3, 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.  

Come by for Yoga on Thursday, May 1 and Thursday, May 15 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.  

Do you love movies? The Film Fanatics group may be a great fit for you! They will be meeting on Wednesday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m. to watch and discuss a movie.

The 2nd Thursday Book Club, a book club for adults, will be meeting on Thursday, May 8 at 6:00 p.m. The book for this month is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson. Membership into the club is free, however a library card is required to participate.

Children in the 4th and 5th grades are invited to the Book Worm Book Club at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14. The book for this month is Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech.

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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2014 SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES AT CALABASAS LAKE 

Summer is just around the corner and that means the return of the Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake! With four incredible performances scheduled, you will want to mark your calendars now!

If you love James Brown, Stevie Wonder, and The Temptations, you won't want to miss the June 8 concert featuring Stone Soul - The Best of Classic Soul & Motown. On July 13, take a retrospective journey through Queen songs with one of the nation's greatest live tribute acts, Queen Nation! Return on August 10 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 picnics, lawn chairs, and blankets. Food can also be purchased from Atmosphere Catering by calling (818) 222-0226. 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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PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON WATERSHED PROTECTION & PLANNING

The County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Flood Control District, Cities of Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Hidden Hills, Malibu, and Westlake Village are holding a Public Workshop for the Enhanced Watershed Management Programs (EWMPs) for the Malibu Creek Watershed and the North Santa Monica Bay Coastal Watersheds. The Workshop will take place on Thursday, May 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at King Gillette Ranch, 26800 W. Mulholland Highway in Calabasas.

The EWMPs identify water quality concerns in the watersheds and provide implementation strategies to address these. The public agencies will provide information on the development of the EWMPs and the supporting Comprehensive Integrated Monitoring Programs (CIMPs) for the watersheds in compliance with the Los Angeles County Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Discharge Permit.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend and provide ideas and feedback on the EWMPs and be part of this important and proactive process for our area. Please register at www.eventbrite.com/e/public-workshop-for-ewmp-malibu-creek-north-santa-monica-bay-watersheds-tickets-11378097195 by May 15, 2014.

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ARTIST ALLEY AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER 

Every six weeks the Tennis & Swim Center features a local artist to display his/her unique artwork at the facility. The current artist is Harriett Cohn. Harriet will be displaying her beautiful paintings until May 24. The next artist will be Erik Fischer, displaying his artwork from May 24 through July 5. Please come by for a look! Contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782, extension 113 for more information.

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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 (May 3, 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 (May 17, 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, May 10, 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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AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION HONORS LVMWD FOR 2013 "PROJECT OF THE YEAR"

On May 13, 2013, a 10-inch waterline failed beneath Calabasas Road, flooding the street between Parkway Granada and Commons Way, creating an eight-foot diameter sinkhole in the busy commercial area. In a matter of hours, a Las Virgenes Municipal Water District repair crew capped the leaking pipe and within 24 hours, water service was restored. Within three days, the roadway was reopened.

In order to avoid another failure of the pipeline, LVMWD used a process known as “slip-lining” to draw a new flexible pipeline through the older line. Compared to traditional open-trench pipeline replacement, this method reduces the amount of excavation and disruption and cost some $200,000 less.

In recognition of LVMWD’s quick action and innovative solution, The Ventura County Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) has designated the Calabasas project as its “Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair Project of the Year” for 2013. For more information, please visit www.lvmwd.com.

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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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MAY EVENTS AT MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST 

May is a great month to get involved with Mountains Restoration Trust!

Come out and enjoy the outdoors and make a difference with MRT and Heal the Bay o on Saturday, May 10 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.

MRT is hosting its annual Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic for Dogs on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 at the Calabasas Bark Park. 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.  

Meet up with MRT, TreePeople, and the California Native Plant Society on Sunday, May 18 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.

Enjoy the blooming chaparral mountain lilacs by taking an easy downhill hike on the Stunt High Trail on Sunday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m. Walk through rock-studded chaparral, grasslands, and riparian habitats. Be prepared for some awesome views! Reserve your spot by calling (818) 591-9363.

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

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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 CALABASAS TEEN FORUM ON CTV!

Calabasas Teen Forum is a half-hour program designed to give teenagers a forum in which to express their views and also to offer the community an opportunity to learn more about teen issues.

Each panel consists of Calabasas high school students and sometimes a special guest; teacher, musician, sheriff, etc. The students also have an opportunity to experience the "behind-the-scenes" aspects of the show, they help in the production of the show by coordinating panelists, guests and topics.

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 26 in observance of Memorial 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.

That’s all for this month.

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