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DECEMBER 2015 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY  
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR EL NINO?
JOIN US FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL READING FESTIVAL ON DECEMBER 2!
BOOK SIGNINGS FOR "IMAGES OF AMERICA: CALABASAS"
REGISTER BY DECEMBER 4 TO HAVE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
SIGN UP FOR THE LA CLIPPERS WINTER MINI-CAMP!
DO YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT THE COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET
HOLIDAY MATTRESS DRIVE TO BENEFIT KIDS IN NEED
IRRIGATION IS NOW LIMITED TO ONCE PER WEEK
LIBRARY EVENTS IN DECEMBER
YOU'RE INVITED TO AHCCC'S SWEET SIXTEEN CELEBRATION!
GET YOUR TICKETS TO THE SECOND ANNUAL CALABASAS SPEAKER SERIES
HELP US PREPARE FOR THE CITY'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY 
SAVVY SENIORS - DECEMBER UPDATES
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNTIES AT MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
CAREER FAIR FOR JOB SEEKERS
CELEBRATE BIRD FEST
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

DATES TO REMEMBER

December 2015 2 - 2nd Annual Reading Festival

4 - Deadline to Register for Breakfast with Santa

5 - Community Flea Market at AHCCC

5 - Holiday Mattress Drive at AHCCC

5 - Reading Festival Event: Paws for Healing at the Library

5 - Reading Festival Event: Don Randi & Quest Live Concert

5 - Reading Festival Event: Barnes & Noble Story Time & Guest Readers

5 - E-Waste Collection

5 - Bird Fest

6 - Book Signing at Barnes & Noble: "Images of America: Calabasas"

8 - Reading Festival Event: Tree Lighting followed by Crafts & Cocoa

8 - Career Fair for Job Seekers

9 - Reading Festival Event: Menorah Lighting followed by Crafts & Cocoa

9 - City Council Meeting

10 - Savvy Seniors Winter Luncheon

11 - Sweet Sixteen Anniversary of the AHCCC

12 - Breakfast with Santa

15 - Tickets Available Online for the Calabasas Speaker Series

16 - LA Clippers Winter Mini-Camp

17 - Book Signing at the Calabasas Library: "Images of America: Calabasas"

19 - E-Waste Collection

23 - 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 2016 1 - New Year's Day (City Hall Closed)

9 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

13 - City Council Meeting

16 - E-Waste Collection

18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
(City Hall Closed)

27 - City Council Meeting


2ND ANNUAL

READING FESTIVAL
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2

IN SUPPORT OF THE LITERALLY HEALING PROGRAM AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
LOS ANGELES

 

LA CLIPPERS WINTER MINI-CAMP AT AHCCC DECEMBER 16

 



BOOK SIGNINGS SCHEDULED THIS MONTH!

 


EL NINO BROCHURE:
NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE!



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ARE YOU PREPARED FOR EL NINO?

Are you prepared for El Nino? El Nino is a climate cycle in the Pacific Ocean with a global impact on weather patterns. With El Nino storms estimated to be their strongest in years, agencies throughout Los Angeles County are already getting ready. Here are 15 ways for you to prepare:

1. Clean out your rain gutters and downspouts. Clean all of them before it rains, then check and clean them after the first rain. Leaves and debris from your roof may have accumulated in rain gutters after the rain. Make sure your rain gutters aren’t damaged. 
2. Fix any leaks before it starts to rain. Check your roof for any trouble areas.
3. Invest in an emergency generator. Think about a portable generator or permanent standby generator that comes on automatically when the power goes out.
4. Check any decks and balconies. Make sure water flows away from your walls and foundation.
5. If your crawl space, garage or basement could be flooded, think of installing a sump pump. El Nino rains can cause water to gather where you normally don’t find it.
6. Have an arborist check your trees. Trees may look fine, but can be weak. Wet branches weigh more and they can break.
7. If you live on a hill or below a hill, talk to your neighbors. Drainage from your yard may cause water to damage your neighbor’s house. Your neighbor’s drainage may flood your home.
8. Store your outdoor patio furniture or securely cover it. Put your potted plants in a covered area. Too much water and rain can damage them.
9. Know where your sprinkler controller is located. Learn how to turn off your automatic sprinklers. You may not need to water for weeks or months.
10. Talk to your insurance agent about purchasing flood insurance. Even though you may not live in a flood area, flood insurance may protect you from mud and water damage losses. Flood damages are not usually covered by homeowner’s insurance. Click hereto learn more about flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.
11. Plan what you will do if water starts to infiltrate your home. Have sandbags and plywood on hand to divert water away from your home.
12. Check the lights in your car, headlights, brake lights, turn signals and emergency flashers.
13. Replace your windshield wipers. You don’t need wait until it’s raining to realize you should have changed the wipers.
14. Have your mechanic check your car’s tires. Check for tread wear and proper inflation. Both can be the cause of serious accidents in the rain.
15. How old is your car battery? Ask your mechanic to check it as it may be better to replace it before it fails in the rain.

For more information about El Nino and ways that you can prepare, visit www.lacounty.gov/elnino. And don't forget - in the event of an emergency, be sure to tune in to 1630 AM, Calabasas Radio!

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JOIN US FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL READING FESTIVAL ON DECEMBER 2!

Join us at the Calabasas Founders Hall (200 Civic Center Way, behind the Library) on Wednesday, December 2 for the 2nd Annual Reading Festival in support of the Literally Healing Program at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles! Stop by anytime between 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. for crafts, games, face painting, live music and miniature therapy horses. Scheduled guest readers include Wendy Braun, Josh Coxx, Taye Diggs, Lisa Loeb, Student Author Sienna Miller, KC Royals' Mike Moustakas (via video), Jerry O'Connell, Benjamin & Matthew Royer, Calabasas City Council, fire fighters, LVUSD teachers and staff, and more! There will also be CHLA wish list books on site for purchase and donation. Please note that due to health reasons, only new books will be accepted.

The community is also invited to join the festivities at The Commons at Calabasas! From noon on, enjoy live music and lunch or dinner before or after heading to Founders Hall. Participating retailers and restaurants including Blush, Magnolia, Wink, Fresh Brothers, Marmalade Cafe, Johnny Rockets, and Rosti will be giving a percentage of their sales to the Literally Healing Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Just reference "Literally Healing" or "Book Drive" when visiting one of these retailers or restaurants. (Applies to December 2 only).

Can't make it out to the event on December 2? You can still purchase new Literally Healing wish list books anytime between December 2 - December 9. Just use Barnes & Noble Code 11736311. There will also be more reading festival events happening throughout the week, including:

- Share reading with a therapy dog through Paws for Healing at the Library December 5;
- See Don Randi & Quest live in concert at the Commons on December 5;
- Visit Barnes and Noble for story time and guest readers on December 5;
- Enjoy the annual Tree Lighting and Menorah Lighting Ceremonies at the Commons, followed by crafts and cocoa at Barnes and Noble December 8 and 9!

Have a great time with your family and support a worthwhile cause! For more information and a complete schedule of events, please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/ReadingFestival2015.html.

To learn more about the Literally Healing Program and the young Calabasas resident that inspired this Annual Reading Festival, visit http://alturl.com/ycmhk

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BOOK SIGNINGS FOR "IMAGES OF AMERICA: CALABASAS"

“Images of America: Calabasas,” which chronicles the rich history of Calabasas and environs, has been officially released by Arcadia Publishing Company.  The book is authored by local historian Cimberly Castellon, with a Foreword from Calabasas Mayor James Bozajian, who also serves as President of the Calabasas-Las Virgenes Historical Society.  Two book signings have been set for this month.  On December 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Ms. Castellon and Mayor Bozajian will be signing books at the Barnes & Noble store at The Commons at Calabasas.  On December 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., they will be signing books at the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way. 

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REGISTER BY DECEMBER 4 TO HAVE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA!

Bring the family to the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center and join Santa and his elves for a pancake breakfast, crafts and holiday cheer on Saturday, December 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $10 per child ages 4-12, $15 for anyone over 13 years old, and children 3 and younger are free. Prices include holiday music, pancake breakfast, crafts, prizes and a picture with Santa! PLEASE REGISTER ON SITE AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER BY FRIDAY, DECEMEBER 4, 2015. Seating and space is limited. Each table will have assigned seating. All guests (including infants and toddlers) must be paid and registered prior to the event. For more information, please contact Kathy Milbrand or Raine Kishimoto at (818) 222-2782.

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SIGN UP FOR THE LA CLIPPERS WINTER MINI-CAMP!

Know a child between the ages of 6-14 who likes basketball? Sign them up for the LA Clippers Winter Mini-Camp! Held at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center (27040 Malibu Hills Rd. in Agoura Hills), participants will learn the fundamentals of basketball and receive some cool stuff! Camp goes from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 19. The cost is $100 per camper. For more information or to register, contact Maurice Baker at (213) 804-2013 or youthhoops@clippers.com. Be sure to register early as this camp will sell out!

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DO YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT THE COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET!

The Holidays are just around the corner! Come by the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center on Saturday, December 5 to shop 30 vendors in one location; it’s a one-stop shopping event! Buy a gift for that special someone or splurge for yourself! There will be clothing, gift items, holiday decor, jewelry, and vintage collectibles. This Community Flea Market will be going from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. AHCCC is located at 27040 Malibu Hills Road. For more information, contact Jenna at 818-880-2993 or visit www.ahccc.org. 

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HOLIDAY MATTRESS DRIVE TO BENEFIT KIDS IN NEED

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center is teaming up with BEDS4KIDS on Saturday, December 5 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

"Beds4Kids" is on a mission to positively impact the world one bed at a time, with a specific focus on helping underprivileged children get a safe, healthy, and peaceful night's sleep. This is only made possible if a child is not sleeping on a cold floor, in a bathtub, on a bed bug infested mattress, in a stairwell, or under a highway overpass.

The program is simple and impactful. For every bed sold, "Beds4Kids" donates a new mattress, sheets, bed bug protector, pillow, blanket, and most importantly, a teddy bear to an underprivileged child or youth shelter on behalf of the customer. "Beds4Kids" only carries the top brands in the world, including Simmons, Serta, and Tempur-pedic. Since "Beds4Kids" is not a retailer, it can offer customers 30-40% discounts and still make the charitable contribution on behalf of the customer.

In only a single community over the past 15 months, the company has generated over $120,000 in "sleep-related" donations. Through its deep partnerships with the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, community organizers, civic groups, and residents, "Beds4Kids" is in a position to make a massive impact on the health and wellness of local children and families this holiday season! For more information, call (818) 880-2993 or visit www.ahccc.org

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IRRIGATION IS NOW LIMITED TO ONCE PER WEEK

At their November 24 meeting, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) Board of Directors adopted a new policy limiting potable water irrigation to once per week. The new action was taken because the District has fallen below the State Water Resources Control Board mandate to reduce usage by 36 percent or face significant financial penalties of up to $10,000 per day.

The action taken by the LVMWD Board includes:

- Irrigation with potable water is now limited to one day each week and that limitation will remain in place until further notice. Service addresses ending in even numbers may irrigate Monday; addresses ending in odd numbers may irrigate Tuesday.

- Irrigation is limited to no more than 15 minutes per station or zone on designated watering days.

The new irrigation restrictions take effect immediately; enforcement will begin December 7, giving time for property owners to adjust their irrigation systems. While LVMWD will continue to provide an initial warning letter for violations, fines will escalate to $500 for repeated non-compliance.

Properties using recycled water may continue to irrigate on a three-time per week schedule, as that supply has not been as impacted by the drought as potable water.

In a continuation of existing policy, potable water customers may continue to use drip irrigation or engage in hand-watering on any day of the week without restrictions.

The new “One and Done” one day per week policy for potable water irrigation joins the list of conservation measures already in place:

- No irrigation between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- No irrigation in the 48 hours following rainfall.
- Hoses used for car washing must have a trigger nozzle.
- Irrigation may not run off the property into streets, gutters or onto adjacent properties.
- The washing down of sidewalks, parking areas and driveways is not permitted, unless an approved water broom is used.
- Fountains or water features must use a recirculating system.
- Hotels and motels must provide multi-night guests with the option to use towels and linens for more than one day.

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District provides potable water to residents of the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Westlake Village and adjacent unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County including the Santa Monica Mountains and Chatsworth. To learn more, visit www.lvmwd.com

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN DECEMBER

We are looking forward to a fun month at the Calabasas Library!

Stop by on Thursday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a special Presentation and Book Signing! We will be taking a historical look at Calabasas with "Images of America: Calabasas." Author Cimberly Castellon and Mayor James Bozajian, who wrote the Foreword, will be on hand to sign books. Books will be on sale at a discount if attendees who join the Historical Society at the event. Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/historical-society.html.

Join us for a free and relaxing yoga session on Thursday, December 3 and Thursday, December 17 at noon. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat or large towel, and follow the lead of instructor Deanne Wenger, RYT. No experience is necessary and all are welcome.

Looking for a book club to join? Come by the Library! The 2nd Thursday Book Club is a book club for adults. This month's book discussion will be on Still Life with Bread Crumbs, written by Anna Quindlen. The club will be meeting on Thursday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m.

The Wednesday Morning Book Club will be meeting on December 16 at 11:00 a.m. The discussion will be on Candide , written by Voltaire. Membership into the book clubs are free, but a valid library card is required to participate.

Are you a film fanatic? Join the club! This month's meeting will be on Wednesday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m. The movie we will be watching is "Cousins." Rated PG-13, this is a remake of the French comedy, "Cousin, Cousine." Attendees are welcome to bring a dinner.

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 5 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.  

If you enjoy creative writing and hanging out with friends, the Writers' Corner Club is the place for you! This club welcomes 4th through 8th graders and is run by high school students. No writing experience is necessary - this is just for fun! The Club will be meeting this month on Saturday, December 19 at 3:30 p.m. for about one hour. Snacks will be served. 

Please note that in addition to regularly scheduled closures, the Library will also be closed Saturday, December 12. We will also be closed Thursday, December 24 through Friday, January 1. We wish you all a wonderful holiday season.

Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/calendar/library/2015/december.html for a list of all Library events this month.

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YOU'RE INVITED TO AHCCC'S SWEET SIXTEEN CELEBRATION!

Celebrate the "Sweet Sixteen" anniversary of the Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center on  Friday, December 11. Community members are invited to drop in for free use of the fitness club, fitness classes, rock climbing and basketball courts.

The AHCCC is a 30,000 square foot facility that features: A gymnasium with tournament-level basketball, volleyball and badminton courts; A full-service fitness studio with treadmills, elipticals, free weights and strength training machines; A dance/exercise studio, home to over 50 weekly group exercise classes including R.I.P.P.E.D., yoga, cycling and Zumba; A 35 foot realistic indoor rock climbing wall; A stunning banquet facility available for private rentals but also converts into multi-purpose rooms that are used for recreational classes, camps, programs & special events.

To learn more about AHCCC and the anniversary celebration, call (818) 880-2993 or visit www.ahccc.org.

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GET YOUR TICKETS TO THE SECOND ANNUAL CALABASAS SPEAKER SERIES

Attention Savvy Seniors - The 2nd Annual Calabasas Special Speaker Series is just around the corner! Tickets go on sale Tuesday, December 15. Get yours by visiting www.cityofcalabasas.com/speaker-series.html.

DR. ELLIOT ENGEL - January 29, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
“The Dickens Nobody Knows”
Once again, by popular demand, Professor Elliot Engel starts off our Special Speaker Series taking us on a delightful and interesting journey tracing the life of Dickens from childhood to the pinnacle of his success as a writer. Dr. Engel will show us how Dickens invented the soap opera, revolutionized British fiction, and became one of the first writer entrepreneurs. CODE: 8500.101

DR. BOB GOLDBERG - February 19, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
“Seeds of Hope: Genetics & the Future of Agriculture”
As the Earth’s population increases, the supply of food and water is not keeping pace. Science fiction stories often tell of food wars and corporate monopolies of water sources, but will fiction turn to reality in the coming decades? Dr. Goldberg will discuss this impending crisis from a historical, current and future viewpoint, with an emphasis on how genetics will affect our future food supply. CODE: 8500.102

GIL GARCETTI - March 11, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
“The Elusive Nature of Beauty - From D.A. to Photographer”
"What's next?" That's the question we all ask ourselves when we retire and our day job comes to an end. After 32 years with the L.A. County District Attorney's Office, Mr. Garcetti admits that the voters basically said: "Why don't you go and find something else to do?" When he chose to photograph beauty, he became an inspiration to the idea that following one's passion can make each of us and the world a better place. CODE: 8500.103

The price is $20 per single speaking engagement. All speeches begin at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.) at Founders Hall, 200 Civic Center Way in Calabasas. Each speaking engagement will be followed by coffee, desserts, and conversation with the guest speaker. Please note that on-line purchasing ends 14 days prior to each related speaking engagement or until the engagement is sold out. Tickets will be mailed to purchaser or held at Will-Call.

For additional information contact Aimee Haber at ahaber@cityofcalabasas.com or call 818-224-1600.

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HELP US PREPARE FOR THE CITY'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY

April 5, 2016 will mark the 25th anniversary of cityhood for the City of Calabasas. Events and activities are being planned for the community and as we look back at the history of our City, we want to hear from YOU! Do you have interesting historic stories and photos of Calabasas that you are willing to share for the celebration? Please send them to:

City of Calabasas
Attention: Deborah Steller
100 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302
dsteller@cityofcalabasas.com

We will post upcoming events and activities to the www.cityofcalabasas.com/25th.html as Calabasas prepares to turn 25! To learn more about the history of our City, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/history.html and www.cityofcalabasas.com/dates.html.

SAVVY SENIORS - DECEMBER UPDATES

Calabasas Savvy Seniors/50+ is an ongoing program consisting of classes, excursions, special events, lectures and luncheons for senior women and men within the City of Calabasas and beyond. Here's what's happening soon:

The Savvy Senior’s Winter luncheon will take place on Thursday, December 10 at the Sagebrush Cantina. There is still time to make your reservation. The annual gathering will feature entertainment by singer Tatjana Geary, along with a delicious meal and time for socializing. Valet parking is included in the $27.00 fee. To register for the luncheon, visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofcalabasasrec and use the Registration Code: 7100.401. Registration can also take place at Juan Bautista De Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas or by calling (818) 880-6461.

The Winter Calabasas Recreation Brochure will be available at the December 10 Luncheon, and will be mailed to Calabasas residents. Brochures will be available at City Hall and the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center during the week.

Tuesday, December 15 beginning at 9:00 a.m., is the date to register for the classes, lectures, the Speakers Series, and excursions that will begin in January and run through March 2016. While the majority of seniors register online, mail-in and walk-in registration is also available. Look for instructions in the brochure and online. It is helpful to go online prior to registration day to create your profile and wish list.

Construction on the new senior center is progressing according to plan. A Topping Off Ceremony was recently held at the site. The ridge beam was signed and raised into place at the apex of the building. A young tree, attached to the ridge beam, was brought down and will be planted next to the senior center.

Have you always wanted to “get up and personal” with the Rose Parade Floats? You will be in arm’s reach of these floral masterpieces if you join the excursion to Pasadena on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The shuttle departs from De Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, at 6:30 a.m. and will return at 1:00 p.m. A late breakfast is included, at The Dish restaurant in La Canada-Flintridge. Phone (818) 880-6461 for information and to sign-up for the trip.

For information on the Savvy Seniors program, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/savvy-seniors.html.

E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

The City of Calabasas organizes two free monthly electronic waste collection events. On the first Saturday of the month (December 5, 2015), 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 19, 2015) 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.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNTIES AT MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST

Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) is a non-profit land trust dedicated to preserving natural land in the Santa Monica Mountains through restoration, education and land acquisition. Founded in 1981, MRT collaborates with government agencies in an ongoing effort to maintain a cooperative relationship between urbanization and native land.

There are some great opportunities to volunteer with MRT this month! To register for any of these events, please sign up at www.eventbrite.com/o/mountains-restoration-trust-3176893670.

Saturday, December 5, 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Cold Creek Valley Preserve Habitat Restoration
Help plant, weed, and water native wildflowers and other plants in the pristine valley preserve.

Sunday, December 6, 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Oak Woodland Restoration
Help restore the native woodland habitat in Malibu Creek State Park

Saturday, December 12, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Potrero Creek Restoration
Help plant, weed, and water native oaks and other native plants in a new restoration site at Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park.

Saturday, December 12, 9:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Crayfish Open House at Tapia Park
Help to trap and remove the invasive crayfish and remove trash from Malibu Creek.

Sunday, December 13, 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Topanga State Park Habitat Restoration
Help care for the native plants and remove invasive, non-native plants from the state park.

Saturday, December 19, 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: La Sierra Canyon Preserve Habitat Restoration
Help care for native plants and remove invasive, non-native plants from this beautiful preserve.

Saturday, December 19, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Leo Carrillo State Park Restoration
Help to remove non-native, invasive plants from the Arroyo Sequit Creek.

To learn more about Mountains Restorations Trust, visit www.mountainstrust.org.

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CAREER FAIR FOR JOB SEEKERS

Job seekers are invited to a Career Fair on Tuesday, December 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is being held at the Hilton Hotel in Woodland Hills, 6360 Canoga Avenue. While the event is free, parking will cost $8.

Many of the companies you will be speaking with offer some of the following:

· Base + Uncapped Commission Pay Structure
· Flexible Work Schedule
· Full Benefits, 401K, Stock Options
· Company Car or Gas Allowances
· President Club Trips & Other Incentives
· Opportunity for Immense Growth
· $70k + 1st Yr Salaries

Be sure to bring 10-15 resumes and dress professionally. For questions, contact Lauren Baker at lbaker@hirelive.com. 

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CELEBRATE BIRD FEST!

Bird Fest, an event featuring a host of free activities, will be held Saturday, December 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center. Bird enthusiasts and newbies alike are invited to celebrate all things bird.

This second annual Bird Fest will offer visitors a chance to see a live bird program, take a guided bird walk, listen to expert speakers, and meet many local representatives of bird-friendly organizations.

Guided bird walks will take place at 8:30 a.m. (early bird walk) 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. Live bird presentations will take place at 11:00 a.m., noon and 1:00 p.m. Expert speakers will make presentations on the hour from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Speaker Topics:

10:00 a.m.: "Hit the Ground Running: Roadrunners of Southern California," by Mark Mendelsohn, National Park Service.
11:00 a.m.: "Providing for Wild Birds in Your Garden" by Scott Logan, Wild Wings Backyard Bird Store
11:00 a.m., noon, 1:00 p.m.: Live Bird Presentation by Mollie Hogan, Nature of Wildworks
Noon: "Malibu Lagoon Birds: Present and Past" by Chuck Almdale, Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society.
1:00 p.m.: "The Effects of Climate Change on the Birds of North America: What You Can Do to Help" by Dave Weeshoff, San Fernando Valley Audubon Society
2:00 p.m.: "Bird Photography: Tips and Workshop" by Don Klabunde, Conejo Valley Audubon Society

The Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center is located on the grounds of King Gillette Ranch at 26876 Mulholland Hwy., just east of Las Virgenes Road. For further information, contact samo@wnpa.org or call (805) 370-2302. The event is co-sponsored by the Audubon Society, the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, the National Park Service, and Western National Parks Association. Free parking is provided. A food vendor will be present.

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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!

THIS MONTH'S FEATURED PROGRAM:

AUTHOR'S NIGHT: GIL GARCETTI

Author/Photographer Gil Garcetti on the set with host Karyn Foley to discuss his latest book,
JAPAN: Reverence for Beauty
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When Gil Garcetti visited Japan for the first time in 1967, he was struck with how surrounded he was by beauty. Returning many times over the years Garcetti explored the concept of beauty in a project that is now released as a limited edition folio of lush color photographs. Five short essays provide thoughtful commentary on Japanese culture and tradition.

From the minute texture of moss on wet pavement to the expansive tapestry of an autumn forest; from a spider’s perfect web to the avant-garde skyline of Tokyo; from Shinto rites to stitching kimonos, this book provides the range of scale and breadth of subject matter that give true insight into the Japanese reverence for beauty. Published in two languages, this work reveals to Japanese and Americans alike, the lessons of a legacy of beauty that Japanese culture offers.

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City Hall will be closed December 24 & 25. City Hall will be closing at noon on Thursday, December 31.

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