COME OUT TO THE CALABASAS
you know that Calabasas got its name from the
Spanish word “Calabaza” meaning “pumpkin” or
“gourd”? It seems only fitting we celebrate our
namesake in a big way! Join us Saturday, October 18
and Sunday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
for the annual
Calabasas Pumpkin Festival at
Juan Bautista de Anza Park. You won’t want to
miss this weekend event filled with tons of family
Festival admission is only $5 dollars (children
under two are free), and includes free parking and
shuttle service. Entry price also includes
inflatables and a giant slide, reptile, bugs and
nature shows, live bands, youth carnival games,
contests, Saturday costume parade, a business expo,
and car show.
Make sure you stop by the Marketplace for jewelry,
harvest items and other crafts. Delicious food, beer
and Halloween treats will be available for purchase,
as well as children’s craft projects, balloons and
face painting. Before you leave, make sure you stop
by the Pumpkin Patch to pick out your Halloween
Parking and entrance begins at the corner of Lost
Hills Road & Agoura Road. Please note that there is
no parking along Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon Rd.
There are ATMs on site, and credit card sales are
limited to select Marketplace vendors. For more
FREE BULKY ITEM
PICK-UP FOR CALABASAS RESIDENTS
will be a free bulky item pick-up by
Waste Management, Inc. on Saturday,
October 25, 2014. This is available
to City of Calabasas residents only.
Furniture, mattresses, carpet, refrigerators
and other appliances can be picked up by
scheduling an appointment with Waste
Management no later than noon on Friday,
October 24. Please call (800) 675-1171 to
schedule your appointment or to obtain
additional information. Unaccepted items
include tires, electronic waste, yard waste,
construction material and debris, chemicals
and any kind of hazardous waste.
CALABASAS TO CUT
RIBBON ON SMART IRRIGATION CONTROL SYSTEM
continues to feel the effects of the
drought, and the City of Calabasas is doing
something about it. On Wednesday, October 8,
2014 at 3:00 p.m., Calabasas will host a
ribbon-cutting at the intersection of
Parkway Calabasas and Park Granada to mark
the implementation of a Citywide Smart
Irrigation Control System project.
Smart controllers are irrigation clocks that
automatically adjust irrigation run times in
response to environmental changes and use
sensors and weather information to manage
watering times and frequency. As conditions
vary, the controllers increase or decrease
irrigation. The Calabasas system will reduce
runoff and total water usage through a
central control station that utilizes
current evapo-transpiration (ET) and
“Calabasas prides itself on saving money and
being good stewards of our environment,”
Mayor David J. Shapiro. “Our smart
system will reduce approximately 25% of the
City’s water consumption.” In addition,
Calabasas will expand reclaimed water
irrigation at several parks.
The project is funded primarily by
Proposition 84 from the
California Department of Water Resources
and directly addresses the water
conservation and water quality objectives of
GET INFORMED ABOUT
THE UPCOMING ELECTION
November 4, 2014 you will have the
opportunity to let your voice be heard on a
number of important ballot measures. Do you
have all the information you need to make
October 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Calabasas
Library Ellen Pangarliotas, a representative
League of Women Voters, will lead a
non-partisan analysis of the measures on the
November ballot. The event is free and
refreshments will be served.
library is located at 200 Civic Center Way
in Calabasas. For more information, please
call the Library at (818) 225-7616 or visit
DROP, COVER & HOLD
ON FOR THE GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT EVENT
Cover and Hold during the
Great California ShakeOut event on
Thursday, October 16. At 10:16 a.m.,
millions of people will participate in this
high-profile, disaster preparedness drill.
It provides a perfect opportunity for
Calabasas families and businesses to make
sure they are ready for potentially
disruptive earthquakes. A full calendar of
ShakeOut activities is available online at
The drill and other
Shakeout activities are being organized to
inspire people to prepare for future
possible large and damaging earthquakes and
to prevent disasters from becoming
catastrophes. Local officials will be
participating in the ShakeOut and anyone can
register their participation on the official
Great California ShakeOut website. For
additional information, please visit
AMATEUR HAM RADIO STUDY & EXAM
public is invited to attend a one-day Amateur
Ham Radio Study and Exam Session for an Entry
Level FCC License. The session will take place
on Sunday, October 19 at the Lost Hills
Sheriff's Station from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
There is a $50.00 class fee that includes class
expenses, exam fee and lunch. Please note that
registration is required and walk-ins will not
be accepted. Participants can register for the
class online at
www.hamclass.goodkin.net or by sending a
check to Norm Goodkin, 22287 Mulholland Drive
#162, Calabasas, CA 91302. Please include the
name of the participant, the class date, an
email address and a phone number with the
registration. For more information, please
contact Norm Goodkin at (818) 222-7893,
SENIORS HELPING SENIORS
Savvy Seniors who are interested in helping
other seniors with their technology gadgets,
such as iPhone or iPad, are invited to
participate in our TECH HELP program. In the One
to One Program, seniors are paired with other
seniors who are willing to help and teach. All
services can be arranged between the two parties
at mutually convenient times. The Calabasas
Library has a room designated as the Senior
Corner, where this program will take place. This
room is reserved every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m.
to 3:00 pm. for the One to One program. Sessions
usually last 1 hour. In addition, seniors
needing help with technology can drop-in to the
Senior Corner on Fridays from 11:15 a.m. to
12:15 p.m. to receive help from volunteers. If
you are interested in participating as a Tech
Help Tutor, please contact Charlotte Meyer at
REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2015 WINTER
YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Register now for the 2015 Winter Youth Basketball
League! Stop by
Juan Bautista de Anza Park to sign your child up
for this fun and exciting league. Ages are 5-16 and
the sign-ups are ongoing until divisions are full.
The cost is $145, which includes full uniform, team
and individual pictures, trophy, and officials.
League play runs January to March, 2015. Register
early to avoid the waitlist!
Parents, we need
your help! Please volunteer to coach! For details
and information, contact Lana Wilhelm at (818)
CALIFORNIA PROTECTS CYCLISTS WITH
"THREE FEET FOR SAFETY ACT"
the roadways safely is imperative for motorists
and cyclists alike. On September 16, the “Three
Feet for Safety Act” became California law,
requiring motorists to keep a 3-foot distance
from bicyclists when passing them from behind.
If three feet is not available, a driver must
then slow to a safe speed and pass when no
danger is present. A violation of the law is
punishable by a fine of $35, and if a collision
occurs between a motor vehicle and a bicycle
causing bodily injury to the cyclist, and the
driver of the motor vehicle is found to be in
violation of the new law, the fine rises to
$220. For more information, please visit
CALABASAS REPEALS LOS ANGELES
COUNTY BUSINESS LICENSE REQUIREMENT
As of September 26, 2014 the City of Calabasas
has repealed the Los Angeles County Business
License requirement. Some Calabasas business
owners have mistakenly received renewal letters
from the County. Calabasas businesses no longer
have this obligation, and can disregard their
Los Angeles County Business License renewal
LIBRARY EVENTS IN OCTOBER|
The fall season means the return of tutoring programs at the
Buddies is a program that allows elementary and
middle-school students to get free help with homework. High
School students are available to help with assignments and
study skills. Tutoring is available most Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Calabasas
Library Meeting Room.
Love to Learn Tutoring Program meets most Saturdays from
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Viewpoint Advanced Placement and
Honors High School students tutor elementary school age
children in the Children's Library. This month, they will be
available October 4, 18 & 25.
Peer Counseling is a program for 9th - 12th graders and
takes place in the Young Adult area on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Students can get help
with math, English, or the latest school project.
Be informed for the November 4 Election! On Wednesday,
October 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Calabasas
Library, Ellen Pangarliotas, a representative
League of Women Voters, will lead a
non-partisan analysis of the measures on the
November ballot. The event is free and
refreshments will be served.
is a book club just for 4th - 6th Graders called the
Book Work Book Club. The Club will meet on Wednesday,
October 8 at 4:00 p.m. to discuss the book Schooled
by Gordon Korman.
Are you an adult interested in joining a book club? Stop by
the Library on Thursday, October 9 at 6:00 p.m. for
2nd Thursday Book Club! This month's book discussion
will be on The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James
Brown. Tea will be
served. Membership into the club is free, however a library
card is required to participate.
The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and the Calabasas
Library is hosting a
story time and craft for children in kindergarten and
1st grades on Wednesday, October 1 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00
p.m. Learn more about the Daisy troops in the area and what
Girls Scouts is all about!
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, October 4 to share in a
reading program. Therapy dogs, trained through
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.
Children in 3rd - 5th grades are welcome to celebrate
Columbus Day at the Library on Saturday, October 11 from
1:00 p.m. to 2:30
There will be an
activity and talk by Ronald Reis. Mr. Reis is the author
of Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for
Kids are invited to drop in for
Game Day on Wednesday, October 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00
p.m. Play exciting board games that focus on cognitive
processing speed. This is the first in a monthly game series
that focuses on different learning skills through play.
Writer's Corner Club is
off to a good start! If you
are a 4th - 8th grader who likes creative writing and
hanging out with your friends, then this club is for you!
Hosted by the Calabasas Library and run by high school
students, members of this club do not require experience in
writing - this is just for fun! Join the meeting on
October 27 at 3:30 p.m. Plan on the meeting
lasting for about one hour.
Come by for Yoga on
October 2 and
Thursday, October 16 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? Consider joining the
Film Fanatics on Wednesday, October 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Check the Library website for movie details.
For a complete list of Library events, call (818) 225-7616
LVMWD'S "MOW NO MOW" LAWN
REPLACEMENT PROGRAM AMENDED TO INCLUDE
Las Virgenes Municipal Water District
(LVMWD) Board of Directors has amended the
eligibility requirements of the District’s
“Mow No Mow” lawn replacement program to
match those of the
Metropolitan Water District of Southern
California, effectively adding artificial
turf to the list of materials that qualify for a
The lawn replacement program currently offers
property owners an incentive of $2 per square
foot to permanently remove water-thirsty turf
areas. Participants may use the rebate to
install new landscaping of their choosing,
provided the new configuration complies with the
terms of the incentive program.
Prior to participating in the “Mow No Mow”
program, property owners need to check the
eligibility terms and requirements available at
www.LVMWD.com website under “Conservation,”
or call the District to request information at
818-251-2200 during business hours. They should
also check with their respective city and
homeowner’s association regarding any
regulations or restrictions that may apply to
DON'T THROW AWAY
YOUR OLD CARPET - RECYCLE IT!
you currently in the middle of redecorating
or remodeling, or considering doing so in
the near future? Did you know that the
choices you make about disposing of your old
carpet have a profound impact on the
Discarded carpet is one of the 10 most
prevalent waste materials in California
landfills, accounting for approximately 3.2
percent of disposed waste volume. Most
carpet is made from nylon and other polymers
derived from virgin fossil fuel.
Fortunately, numerous products can be
manufactured from recycled carpets,
including carpet backing and backing
components, carpet fiber, carpet
underlayment, plastics and engineered
materials, and erosion control products.
California’s Carpet America Recovery Effort
(CARE), helps ensure that discarded carpets
become a resource for new products in a
manner that is sustainably funded and
provides jobs for Californians. For more
information, please visit
www.carpetrecovery.org. Don’t put your
old carpet in the landfill—put it to work
for a better California!
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
City of Calabasas organizes two
free monthly electronic waste collection events.
On the first Saturday of the month (October 4,
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 (October 18, 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.
MALIBU CREEK WATERSHED EWMP &
NORTH SANTA MONICA BAY EWMP PUBLIC WORKSHOP
public is invited to a workshop being held at
King Gillette Ranch on Thursday, November 13
from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be a
discussion on the proposed projects for the Enhanced
Watershed Management Programs (EWMPs) for the Malibu
Creek Watershed and North Santa Monica Bay Coastal
Watersheds as part of the Los Angeles County
Municipal Stormwater Discharge Permit. All
interested parties are encouraged to attend to be a
part of this important and proactive process for our
area. You’ll learn about the proposed projects for
each of the EWMPs and have an opportunity to provide
comments and input regarding the proposed projects
and the EWMPs. Comments and input from the workshop
will be used in the modification and selection of
the proposed projects. Please join the efforts to
protect and improve water quality in the region. To
sign up, RSVP at
HAVE YOUR NEXT 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
OCTOBER EVENTS AT MOUNTAINS
RESTORATION TRUSTOCTOBER EVENTS AT MOUNTAINS
Restoration Trust is ready for fall with great
opportunities for you to get involved! For
individuals needing community service credits, be
sure to sign up for our volunteer events!
the habitat repair team on
Saturday, October 4 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 use on Saturday, October 4 from 8:45 a.m.
to 12:15 p.m. to join in these efforts. Reservations
are required at (818) 591-1701, extension 202 or
Come make a difference with MRT and Heal the Bay on
Saturday, October 11! From 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 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 at
MRT is hosting its Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic on
Sunday, October 12
at Headwaters Corner, 3815
Topanga Canyon Road in Calabasas. This
individual, one-on-one training will teach your dog
to avoid the scent, sight, and sounds of
rattlesnakes. Typically, a training session for one
dog takes about 20 minutes. The cost is $75 per dog
and a reservation is required.
Register for your appointment
www.mountainstrust.org. Proceeds benefit the
environmental restoration projects through MRT and
Sierra Pacific Flyfishers.
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,
October 18 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 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
It's a Weed War on Sunday, October 19 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
For MRT's complete calendar of events, visit www.mountainstrust.org.
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 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
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!
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS &
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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