SPECIAL WORKSHOP TO
REVIEW THE CITY'S SIGN ORDINANCE
to a petition from the
Chamber of Commerce and local retailers,
City Council has agreed to look into the
possibility of expanding the City's sign
ordinance for shopping centers. Council has
Planning Commission to study three
areas of the proposal: freeway facing
signage; monument signs; and internal
sidewalk signs. On Thursday, February 19,
the Planning Commission will hold a special
workshop at the City Hall Council Chambers
starting at 6:00 p.m., and will review the
current code, restrictions, and signage
options that address the petitioners'
requests. Members of the public are
encouraged to participate and provide their
comments to the Commission at that meeting.
Questions in advance of the meeting can be
directed to staff members Isidro Figueroa or
Maureen Tamuri at (818) 224-1600.
FREE SOLAR ENERGY
you ever wondered how solar energy can
benefit you, your business and the City?
Join us at the Calabasas Founders Hall (200
Civic Center Way, Calabasas) on
Thursday, February 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. for a free Public Workshop. Several
guest speakers will provide information on
the benefits of solar panels, financing,
incentives, and various aspects of
installation. Several local solar companies
will also be present to introduce their
services and products to attendees.
Residents and business owners are encouraged
to attend. For more information, call the
Calabasas Environmental Services
Department at (818) 224-1600.
CALABASAS TO HOST
BRITISH ATHLETES FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD
was announced last month that Calabasas will
be hosting athletes from Great Britain from
July 21 – 24, 2015 in the
City’s role as a
Special Olympics World Games “Host Town”
program. Before the Special Olympics World
Games begin on July 25, 2015, more than
7,000 athletes from 177 countries will be
welcomed to Southern California through the
“Host Town” program.
“We are delighted to work with the Chamber
of Commerce to host our guest athletes and
share our wonderful community with them,”
said Calabasas Mayor David J. Shapiro.
“Events like this truly bring the world
together and Calabasas is honored to be part
of it.” Calabasas will host 170 athletes
from Great Britain, with the possibility of
hosting athletes from other countries as
well. The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce is
actively partnering with Calabasas, working
with the City to engage businesses and
volunteers in this worthy effort.
The Host Town program has been an important
element of Special Olympics World Games
since 1995, and the experience has left a
lasting impression on the local communities
in Ireland, Japan, China, Greece, South
Korea and the United States, all of which
have previously organized Host Town programs
as part of the Special Olympics World Games.
For more information or to volunteer, please
SENIORS ENJOY CLASSES AND EXCURSIONS
Winter Calabasas Recreation Brochure is
available and includes 80 classes for
seniors, along with nine half-day or full
day excursions. Registration day was
successful, with some seniors registering by
computer, and others going to
de Anza Park to sign up in person.
While some lectures, classes and excursions
are full to capacity, the following classes
currently have spaces for more attendees:
On February 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.,
Calabasas resident Kannen Paramesh, M.D.,
will lead the class “Headaches: When To
Worry”. He will discuss migraine headaches,
treatment, how to prevent them, and how to
know when a headache is an emergency or
still some tech classes available as well.
“Talking to Computers” in the afternoon of
February 11 will teach you how personal
assistant apps, such as Apple’s Siri,
Microsoft’s Cortana, and Samsung’s S-Voice,
can be useful. “Intro to PC Computing”
includes 3 classes on Thursdays beginning
February 12. If you would like to learn how
to “Transfer Digital Pictures to your PC
Computer”, there is a class that meets on
Friday, February 13 devoted to teaching this
Whether you’re a new internet
user or an expert, advice and tools that
will help you navigate the web safely and
securely will be taught on Friday afternoon,
February 20, entitled, “Protecting Yourself
& Your Data On The Computer in the 21st
All classes are listed and
described in detail in the City of Calabasas
Recreation Brochure, Winter edition,
Tennis & Swim
Juan Bautista de Anza Park. For
more information and to register, please
call Kimberly at (818) 880-6461. For more
information on the Savvy Seniors, visit
LIBRARY EVENTS IN
There's a lot happening at the
Calabasas Library during this short
month of February!
won't want to miss the
Fun Fair and
Family Movie Night happening on
Saturday, February 21! From noon to
4:00 p.m., elementary school age
kids are invited to the Library for
games, food, prizes and fundraising!
Admission is free but children's
book donations are always welcomed.
Grab the whole family and return
that evening for
Family Movie Night from 6:00
p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A rated PG movie
lasting 100 minutes will be shown
while families can enjoy pizza,
snacks and drinks - all for just $1
each! All ages are welcome but
children under the age of 8 must be
accompanied by an adult.
delicious food to
help raise money for Calabasas
Library programming and
materials! Anytime you dine at
Rosti in Calabasas (23663
Calabasas Rd.) on February 23, 24.
or 25, 15% of your purchase will go
towards books, DVDs, audiobooks, and
other Library materials. Be sure you
show them this
flyer when you
place your order!
for a relaxing
yoga session at noon on
Thursday, February 5 and Thursday,
February 19. There is no charge and
no experience is necessary. Wear
comfortable clothing, bring a yoga
mat or large towel, and join our
wonderful instructor Deanne Wenger,
RYT for a great class!
Adults interested in joining a book
club are encouraged the check out
2nd Thursday Book Club at the
Library. Membership is free,
however, a library card is required
to participate. This month, we will
be discussing The Storied Life
of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle
Zevin. The club will meet on Thursday,
February 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Adults can also stop by Wednesday,
February 18 at 11:00 a.m. for the
Wednesday Morning Book Club.
This month's discussion will be
about The Boys in the Boat,
written by Daniel James Brown.
If you are an adult who loves
movies, consider joining our
Film Fanatics Club on Wednesday,
February 18 at 6:00 p.m. We will be
watching Ace in the Hole (1951)
starring Kirk Douglas. This movie is
about a disgraced newspaper reporter
who takes advantage of a disaster to
get a new job. The film is not rated
and lasts 111 minutes. Attendees are
welcome to bring dinner to eat
during the movie.
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, February 7 to share in a
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
If your 4th-6th grader is looking
for a great book club to join, stop
by the Library on Wednesday,
February 11 at 4:00 p.m. This
month's book discussion of the
Book Worm Book Club will be on
Brown Girl Dreaming by
Does your child like to play games?
Have them drop in on Wednesday,
February 18 anytime from 2:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m. to
play exciting board games that
focus on cognitive processing speed.
This is a monthly game series that
focuses on different learning skills
through play. This program is hosted
by The Play with Purpose Initiative
and is free of charge.
4th through 8th graders who like
creative writing are invited to hang
out with friends and join the
Writers' Corner Club! No
experience in writing is necessary -
this is just for fun! Hosted by the
Calabasas Library and run by high
school students, the club meets at
3:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 28. The meeting
will last about an hour and snacks
will be served.
In addition to the regularly
scheduled closure dates, the Library will be
closed on Sunday, February 15 in
observance of Presidents' Day. Visit
for a complete list of Library
events and programs in February.
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
City of Calabasas organizes two
free monthly electronic waste collection events.
On the first Saturday of the month (February 7, 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 (February 21, 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.
CERT TRAINING IN
Do you know what to do following an
earthquake or other emergency? Police, fire,
and medical professionals may not be able to
meet the demand for emergency medical
attention. Residents and neighbors may need
to rely upon one another to help with
immediate life saving needs.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Program educates people about disaster
preparedness for hazards that may impact
their area and trains them in basic disaster
response skills such as fire safety, light
search and rescue, team organization, and
disaster medical operations. Using the
training learned in the classroom and during
exercises, CERT members can assist others in
their neighborhood or workplace following an
event when professional responders are not
immediately available to help. CERT members
also are encouraged to support emergency
response agencies by taking a more active
role in emergency preparedness projects in
The next CERT training begins Thursday,
March 19 and will be taught by the
Angeles County Fire Department. Classes run
for eight weeks, each Thursday until May 7.
The class is held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30
p.m. at the Calabasas Library Founders Hall.
All sessions must be attended in order to
receive a certificate of completion.
However, missed classes can be made up at a
later date. There is no charge to take the
To register, visit
www.fire.lacounty.gov/cert (scroll to
the Calabasas listing and click "register")
or call (818) 224-1620.
HAVE A GREAT EVENT
AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center offers two
intimate rooms and beautiful patio
overlooking the tennis courts for your
private event. We provide the absolute best
service for every event from birthday
parties, graduations, school/team parties
and retirement parties. In addition, the
Center has the superb catering services to
offer our guest, Atmosphere Events &
Catering. Atmosphere is your one-stop shop
for the finest food, superb service, menu
planning, staffing, rentals & décor. We feel
everybody has the right to a great event!
For further information, contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782 x 113 or visit
ITEMS & BUILDING MATERIALS TO THE HABITAT
to donate furniture, exercise equipment,
building materials or other household items?
The ReStore is the perfect place to
consider! This “Home Improvement Thrift
Store” is a funding source for the Habitat
for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and is
helping to build and renovate homes for
hard-working, low-income families. Pick-up
service is provided and donations are
tax-deductible. Acceptable items include:
Appliances (excluding used dishwashers),
Brick & Block, Cabinets, Doors, Electrical,
Exercise Equipment, Furniture, Hardware,
Home Décor, Household Items, Lighting,
Lumber, Tile, Windows, and more! Please note
that clothes, mattresses, boxprings and
baby/children’s items are not accepted.
The ReStores are open to the public Tuesdays
through Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m. ReStore also accepts donation drop-offs
Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. at all three locations.
9606 De Soto
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Bellflower, CA 90706
To schedule a pick-up, call (424) 246-3637.
For more information about Habitat for
dogs may be bitten by
of bites are
to a dog's
dogs do not
the smell of
March 21 at
are safe and
The cost is
$75 per dog
FREE WATER RECYCLING FACILITY
Las Virgenes - Triunfo Joint Powers Authority
(JPA) will be conducting a free tour of its water
recycling, wastewater treatment, composting and
solar power facilities on Saturday, February 7 from
8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The morning-long tour will
include an overview of wastewater treatment and how
the JPA meets compliance measures required by state
and federal regulators. A short bus trip will take
visitors to facilities not normally open to the
public, including the Tapia Water Reclamation
Facility, the Rancho Las Virgenes Composting
Facility, and a six-acre solar power generation
The facility tour is open to those 12 years of age
and older. However, those under the age of 18 must
be accompanied by an adult. Boarding and exiting a
bus, moderate walking, and stairs should be expected
by participants. A complimentary lunch will be
provided to participants during the concluding
question and answer session. Advanced registration
is required by signing up at
www.LVMWD.com or by calling (818) 251-2200
during regular business hours.
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.
Can'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 &
Hall will be closed Monday, February 16 in observance of
City Council Agenda Items are available online the
Thursday prior to a City Council Meeting. Agendas for
all commissions are available online the Friday prior to
the commission meeting. All City Council meetings and
commission meetings take place in the Council Chambers
at City Hall, 100 Civic Center Way in Calabasas.
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For a complete calendar of events and meetings at City
Hall, please visit our
City Calendar Page.
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