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JULY 2015 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR SUMMER IN CALABASAS?
SEE YOU AT THE 4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR
4TH OF JULY LAKESIDE FUN RUN
CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY WITH A SPLASH!
GOLD RUSH COUNTRY TO PERFORM AT SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES
2015 SPECIAL OLYPMICS WORLD GAMES "FLAME OF HOPE" / LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN FINAL LEG
CIVIC CENTER PARKING LOT CLOSURE
SEEKING CALABASAS STUDENT TO SERVE AS STUDENT MEMBER ON BOARD OF DIRECTORS
AMATEUR HAM RADIO STUDY & EXAM SESSION FOR ENTRY LEVEL FCC LICENSE
WILD WALNUT PARK COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
TAKE A RIDE ON THE BEACH BUS!
LAS VIRGENES ROAD SCENIC CORRIDOR WIDENING PROJECT
SUMMER MOVIE CAMPOUT & MOVIE
DIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT AT THE TSC
R2H PREMIER SPORTS CAMP AT AHCCC
STAND UP PADDLE BOARD & KAYAKING TRIP
BE A PART OF THE TEEN SCENE THIS SUMMER
KNOTT'S BERRY FARM SUMMER EXCURSION
PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON LAS VIRGENES CREEK RESTORATION PROJECT - PHASE II 
TECH HELP FOR SENIORS
ANNUAL WATER QUALITY REPORT PROVIDED BY LVMWD
LIBRARY EVENTS IN JULY
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR FALL RUNS BENEFITING THE COMMUNITY CENTER ALLIANCE
"JUST GET SLEEP" FUNDRAISING AT AHCCC
HELP US PREPARE FOR THE CITY'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO PROMOTE ALTERNATIVES TO ANTICOAGULANT RODENT POISONS
SAVVY SENIORS - JULY UPDATES
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS 
REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY!
SIGN UP OR VIEW YOUR E-SAMPLE BALLOT TODAY!  
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

DATES TO REMEMBER

July 2015 3 - Independence Day Observed - City Hall Closed

4 -
E-Waste Collection

4 -
4th of July Lakeside Fun Run

4 -
4th of July Splash Party

4 -
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

8 - City Council Meeting
(Cancelled)

9 - Deadline to Apply to Become a Student Board Member

10 - Knott's Berry Farm Summer Excursion

11 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

12 - Tech Help for Seniors

12 -
Sun Sets: Gold Rush Country

13 - Parking Lot Closures at the Civic Center

17 - 2015 Special Olympics "Flame of Hope"/Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg

17 -
TSC Dive-In Movie Night: Lego Movie

18 - E-Waste Collection

19 - Amateur Ham Radio Study & Exam Session

21 - Community Workshop - Wild Walnut Park

22 - City Council Meeting
(Cancelled)

31 - Summer Camp Out & Movie

August 2015

1 - E-Waste Collection

6 - Public Workshop on Las Virgenes Creek Restoration Project

9 - Sun Sets: Surf City All Stars

12 - City Council Meeting

15 - E-Waste Collection

22 - "Just Get Sleep" at AHCCC

22 - Summer Luau - Savvy Seniors

23 - Sun Sets: New West Symphony Presents Jason Vieaux

26 - City Council Meeting

SEE YOU AT THE 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR! 

Tickets must be purchased in advance



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SEE YOU AT THE 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

The City of Calabasas will proudly host the community’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at the Calabasas High School Football Field (22855 W. Mulholland Hwy.) on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the musically choreographed fireworks show begins at 9:00 p.m. The family-oriented, fun-filled event will feature a live musical dance party with Air Play (plus additional patriotic surprises!), a family fun zone hosted by "Who's That DJ?", games, prizes, inflatables, arts & crafts, temporary tattoos, stilt walkers, balloons and more!

*ALL TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT
Tickets must be purchased in advance
from City Hall (sold out), Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center (sold out), and Juan Bautista de Anza Park (sold out) in Calabasas. The $10 admission price includes parking, entertainment and all activities. Children under 2 years of age are admitted free! Handicapped parking and seating accommodations will be available. Delicious food and beverages will be offered for sale at the site. Picnic items will be permitted. Please note that the Fireworks Spectacular is an alcohol and tobacco free zone. No bottles, pets or umbrellas will be permitted. Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/fireworks.html for traffic restrictions, road closures, and guest pass information.

Before the Fireworks Spectacular, the City will feature a day full of free events for the community, including a Fun Run, pet show and summer splash party. For a list of schedules and entertainment details, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/fireworks.html.

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4TH OF JULY LAKESIDE FUN RUN

The 38th Annual 4th of July Lakeside Fun Run is just around the corner! This great event, presented by the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association and the City of Calabasas, is an exciting way for the entire family to kick off the 4th of July celebrations. There are multiple race options including a 4 mile run, 2 mile run, ˝ mile run or Ľ mile run. There will also be a 2 mile walk for those wanting to enjoy a slower pace.

Registration fees are $20 for adults and $15 for youth. Race fee includes a race shirt (while supplies last), awards (no award given for the 2 mile walk), and a pancake breakfast. You can pick up a registration form at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center or register online at www.imathlete.com - search for “Calabasas.” For additional information, contact the race director, Dan Huncke at (818) 222-2782 or dhuncke@cityofcalabasas.com.

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CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY WITH A SPLASH! 

Mark your calendar for the 4th of July Splash Party at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center! With free family swim from noon to 5:30 p.m., games, contests, cool prizes, music, petting zoo, BBQ and snacks by Atmosphere Catering - it's the perfect way to celebrate with the entire family! Bring a swim suit, towel and sunblock and be ready to have a great time! The Splash Party will take place on Saturday, July 4 from noon to 5:30 p.m. Call (818) 222-2728 for more information.

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GOLD RUSH COUNTRY TO PERFORM AT THE SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES

The Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake proudly presents Gold Rush Country at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 12. The audience will be toe-tapping, dancing and hollering with enthusiasm as this premier high-energy country band plays a variety of modern radio favorites!

Be sure to mark your calendar for all of this summer's spectacular concerts! On August 9, catch a wave with Surf City Allstars. This is the only "tribute" band on the planet where each and every member toured in the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean! The final concert of the series will take place on August 23. New West Symphony presents Jason Vieaux. NPR describes award winning guitarist Jason Vieaux as "perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation." His most recent solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.

All concerts in the Sun Sets Concert Series 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). Free park and ride shuttle service from the Calabasas Civic Center (100 Civic Center Way) will run from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The concert series features field seating on grass and guests are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs.  There is limited fixed seating available on a first come - first serve basis (kindly reserve for those in need). Guests are welcome to bring a picnic or purchase light refreshments at the site (cash only). Barbeques or other heating devices are not permitted. For more information, please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/sunsets.html.

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2015 SPECIAL OLYPMICS WORLD GAMES "FLAME OF HOPE" / LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN FINAL LEG

On Friday, July 17, 2015, the Flame of Hope, the official torch for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 will be carried through Calabasas on the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg, with a ceremony to be held at Calabasas City Hall at approximately 10:45 a.m. Scheduled to speak at the ceremony are Calabasas Mayor Lucy Martin, Captain Patrick Davoren of Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff Station, and Special Olympic athletes and Final Leg runners Stefano Lucarelli and Joshua Norris. Please join the City of Calabasas in welcoming the law enforcement officers who serve as the Guardians of the Flame of Hope and the Special Olympic athletes as they participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg. Law Enforcement officers and Special Olympic athletes are selected by their respective Special Olympics programs to be one of the 126 Final Leg Team members based on their dedication and commitment to the Special Olympics movement.

Community members are encouraged to join the celebration alongside law enforcement to express support for these athletes! Throughout the journey of the Final Leg, law enforcement officers from around the world will be spreading the message of acceptance and inclusion for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

The Flame of Hope will complete its journey on July 25, 2015 when the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg team carries it into the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 World Games, and it ignites the cauldron at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and '84 Olympics Opening Ceremony.

For more information on the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.LA2015.org and on social with #ReachUpLA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also contact John Bingham at jbingham@cityofcalabasas.com or Dep. Mike Woodard at mrwoodar@lasd.org. You can view updated information on the City website at www.cityofcalabasas.com/special-olympics.html.

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CIVIC CENTER PARKING LOT CLOSURE

Effective July 13, 2015 the back parking lot south of the Civic Center will be closed and fenced due to construction commencing for the Calabasas Senior Center. The entire area will be closed to traffic and pedestrians, and the rear elevator will be shut down and unavailable. The drive-up book drop will be removed during construction. However, there is a book drop located at the Library front door. Also, the parking on Civic Center Way will be re-striped and limited to two hour parking. Additional unrestricted parking will be available on the south side of Calabasas Road between Parkway Calabasas and Civic Center Way. The construction time period is expected to be through July 2016.

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SEEKING CALABASAS STUDENT TO SERVE AS STUDENT MEMBER ON BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center Joint Powers Authority is accepting applications for the Calabasas Student Member position on its Board of Directors.

The AHCCC JPA Board of Directors act as the governing and policy making body of the Authority in the operations, control, improvements and planning of the Center, personnel and fiscal operations. Student Members are non-voting members appointed to the Board to advise the Board on issues impacting the youth of the community and to gain knowledge and experience while being a part of the government process.

The deadline for applications is July 9, 2015. Applicants must be a high school student during the 2015/2016 school year and be a resident of the city they apply to represent. Applications and information regarding the appointment may be obtained on-line at www.ahccc.org, by calling or stopping by the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 818-880-2993, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas.

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AMATEUR HAM RADIO STUDY & EXAM SESSION FOR ENTRY LEVEL FCC LICENSE

The public is invited to attend a one-day Amateur Ham Radio Study and Exam Session for an Entry Level FCC License. The one-day sessions will take place Sunday, July 19. The session will take place at Founders Hall, 200 Civic Center Way in Calabasas, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is a $55.00 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 classes 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, hamclass@goodkin.net.

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WILD WALNUT PARK COMMUNITY WORKSHOP

The City of Calabasas will be hosting a community workshop on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 to gather further information on the interest of having “naturally themed” playground equipment at Wild Walnut Park. The meeting will take place at Founder’s Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 200 Civic Center Way. For questions, contact Dan Huncke at (818) 222-2782.

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TAKE A RIDE ON THE BEACH BUS!

The beach is a great place to spend the summer - and we want to take you there! The Summer Beach Bus offers residents a ride to Zuma for just $2 each way. The Beach Bus runs until August 14 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (excluding holidays). Exact change and photo ID are required. The Beach Bus is a public service to provide transportation to Zuma Beach, but please note that there is no supervision once at the beach, aside from on-duty lifeguards. For the Beach Bus schedule, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/beachbus.html

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LAS VIRGENES ROAD SCENIC CORRIDOR WIDENING PROJECT

The Las Virgenes Road Scenic Corridor Widening Project in Calabasas, funded by Metro's Measure R, is scheduled to begin this month. The project will address the design modifications needed to provide the following: two travel lanes in each direction, bike lanes, landscaped medians and continuous sidewalks along the western side of the road.

Due to the complexity of the terrain, geometric design standards, roadway elevations and other drainage challenges, it became necessary to remove portions of the linear park between Willow Glen Street and the La Paz Restaurant driveway. The City staff and design engineer made an extra effort to redesign the project in order to save approximately 5,500 sq. ft. of linear park.

Additional 16,500 sq. ft. of landscaped area will be constructed along Las Virgenes Road. 161 new 36”-box trees, many shrubs and flowers will be planted within the project’s limits. Upon completion of the project, the residents will enjoy landscaped medians and shoulders with new trees such as Myrtle light lavender, Arbutus Multi-Trunk and Coast Live Oak. Additionally, bearberry, daylily, rose and decorative garlic will be installed to complete the new look of Las Virgenes Road.

Another important task which the City staff was able to accomplish is saving and relocating five oak trees. These beautiful mature trees will be kept in the City – at De Anza Park and at the future Senior Center.

For information about this project, please contact Tatiana Holden at tholden@cityofcalabasas.com. Updates for the project will be regularly posted on the City website at www.cityofcalabasas.com/projects/lasvirgeneswideningproject.html.

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SUMMER CAMPOUT & MOVIE

Double the event - double the fun! Our Summer Family Campout and Movie Night will take place on Friday, July 31 at Juan Bautista de Anza Park. There will be music, games, prizes, snacks, s'mores and the movie "A Bug's Life." Bring the entire family!

A delicious pancake breakfast will be served Saturday morning, followed by a hike. Please note that this is an alcohol/tobacco free zone. To sign up or for more information, contact Raine at (818) 222-2782 or lkishimoto@cityofcalabasas.com.

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DIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT AT THE TSC

Summer fun has started, so let’s keep it going by adding some LEGOS! Join us at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center on Friday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m. for the 2014 LEGO Movie, games, and snacks!

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with FREE swimming and family fun entertainment going until 8:00 p.m. The movie will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. While the event is free, all guests must pick up a ticket in advance at the Tennis & Swim Center and present it at the door. Please remember to bring cash for dinner, movie snacks or fun glow in the dark toys. Sorry, no outside food, drink or rafts will be permitted. Low sitting beach chairs and swim noodles are allowed. For more information, call Raine at (818) 222-2782 or lkishimoto@cityofcalabasas.com.

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R2H PREMIER SPORTS CAMP AT AHCCC

Welcome to Sports Camp! There will be basketball, super soccer, baseball, dynamite, matt ball, dr. dodge ball, capture the flag, rock climbing and more! Register now through August 7 for a day, week, or all summer long - whatever best fits your schedule! R2H Sports Camp emphasizes organized game structure, fundamentals, teamwork and sportsmanship. The program runs Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. Vist www.ahccc.org or contact brandon@ahccc.org for more details.

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STAND UP PADDLE BOARD & KAYAKING TRIP

Malibu Surf Shack invites Calabasas Teens (ages 11-16) out to Malibu for kayaking & paddle boarding on July 1, July 15, July 29 or August 12. Don't miss a summer paddling with dolphins, whales, seals, and kelp beds full of sea life along the Malibu coastline. The $50 fee includes transportation from the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center to Malibu Surf Shack. To register, contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782, ext. 13.

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BE A PART OF THE TEEN SCENE THIS SUMMER

Is your teenager looking for cool stuff to do this summer? The City of Calabasas has a few great ideas! We've turned up the creative heat to produce some exciting programs for 11-16 year olds. Our teens will now have resources to travel to exciting excursions, take cool classes and experience outrageous fitness and sporting activities. To learn more about what is offered through our teen programs, contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782 or kmilbrand@cityofcalabasas.com.

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KNOTT'S BERRY FARM SUMMER EXCURSION

Come join us on Friday, July 10 for a full day of rides, shows and fun at the world famous Knott’s Berry Farm! This trip will be from 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and is for ages 6th grade and older. The $90 fee includes admission to the park, transportation, and supervision. Participants must bring their own spending money for all meals. For more details, contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782, ext. 13. 

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PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON LAS VIRGENES CREEK RESTORATION PROJECT - PHASE II

You are invited to a public workshop at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center on Thursday, August 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to learn about Phase II of the Las Virgenes Creek Restoration Project. With the success of Phase I of the project, adjacent to the Albertsons shopping center on Agoura Road, the City of Calabasas is pursuing the restoration of 1.5 mile of Las Virgenes Creek from Agoura Road to Juan Bautista de Anza Park. The City has retained Questa Engineering Corp. to design the project which includes bank stabilization, creek restoration, fish barrier enhancement and establishing a walking trail along the creek. More details shall be provided during the public workshop. The Community Center is located at 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas, CA 91301. For more information about this project, please contact Alex Farassati at (818) 224-1680 or afarassati@cityofcalabasas.com

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TECH HELP FOR SENIORS

Improve your use of computers, cell phones and software programs at the Calabasas Library "Senior Corner". Drop-in technology support will be available every Sunday, beginning July 12, from noon to 2:00 p.m. Get your questions answered by knowledgeable and enthusiastic middle and high school students.

Middle and High School students interested in participating in the program can contact Charlotte Meyer at (818) 222-5679 for information. Community Service credit is available.

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ANNUAL WATER QUALITY REPORT PROVIDED BY LVMWD

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) has released and mailed its annual Water Quality Report to homes and businesses in the District’s 122 square-mile service area. The report is also available online at www.LVMWD.com. The annual publication of test results reflects water quality analyses conducted during 2014 and shows that LVMWD customers continue to be provided with very high quality drinking water.

The publication of an annual Water Quality Report, also called a “Consumer Confidence Report,” is a state and federal requirement. LVMWD General Manager David W. Pedersen said, “The current drought reminds how precious water is. This report reinforces the value of safe, clean water in our everyday lives.”

Because there are no local sources, LVMWD’s water supply travels hundreds of miles and is then filtered, treated and disinfected prior to delivery. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and LVMWD staff technicians perform water quality tests at numerous locations in the service area throughout the year. The new report reflects their findings.

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District provides drinking water to the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Westlake Village and adjacent unincorporated areas of Los Angeles county.

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN JULY

The Summer Reading Program has begun! For teens and adults interested in participating, the Library now has two options for signing up - in person or online! Just visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/library/summer-reading-program-adult2015.html to get started.

Children can also sign up at the Library and spend their summer reading books, while earning prizes!  Preschoolers can join if a relative or caregiver will read to them. At the time of registration, each child will receive a reading log to record books read during the summer months. Children will receive a small gift when they bring their log in each time they visit the library during the program. Participants are also invited to attend free special activities throughout the summer on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m., including entertainment by Fantastik Patrick (July 8), the Sundance Dog Team (July 15), music of Dave Winstone (July 22) and musical stories by Cory Hills. Preschoolers won't want to miss a show just for them on Friday, July 24. Nick and Jen will have the audience singing and clapping throughout their colorful show. For complete details about the Summer Reading Program, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/library/summer-reading-program2015.html.

Get your family together for Summer Family Movies at the Calabasas Library! Admission is free and concessions will be available as a fundraiser for the Teen Library Council. Please note that no one can attend without an adult. Movie times are at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, July 7, July 21, and July 28. For movie details, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/library/family-movie-night.html.

Does your child enjoy playing games? Drop in anytime between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 for Game Day! Play exciting board games that focus on cognitive processing speed. This is a monthly game series that focuses on different learning skills through play for children.

Craft Day returns on Thursday, July 16 at 4:00 p.m. This activity is geared for those ages five and older. No sign up is necessary - just drop in anytime between 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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, July 25 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.  

Adults are invited to attend a free, healthy cooking demonstration on Thursday, July 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Chef Stephanie Schurer will be presenting how to create healthy foods for the summer.

Adults interested in joining a book club are encouraged the check out the 2nd Thursday Book Club at the Library. Membership is free, however, a library card is required to participate. This month's discussion will be about There Was and There Was Not, written by Meline Toumani. The club will meet on Thursday, July 9 at 6:00 p.m.

If Wednesday mornings work better, consider joining the Wednesday Morning Book Club! This club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. July's discussion will be about How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, written my Julia Alvarez. The club will be meeting on July 9 at the Library.

Relieve some stress with a relaxing yoga session at noon on Thursdays, July 2, July 16, and July 30. Instructor Deanne Wenger, RYT will lead you in a free class at the library. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or large towel. No experience is necessary and all are welcome.

Are you a Film Fanatic? Join the club! We will be meeting on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:00 p.m. to watch a film starring Gene Kelly and Van Johnson. Patrons can bring dinner to eat during the movie.

Please note that the Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The Baby Pumpkin Patch Story Time scheduled for Friday, July 17 has been cancelled. Visit  www.cityofcalabasas.com/calendar/library/2015/july.html for a complete list of Library events and programs this month.

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR FALL RUNS BENEFITING THE COMMUNITY CENTER ALLIANCE

Start training today! The Community Center Alliance is excited to announce that the 2015 RAD Runs 10K + 10 Miler and Calabasas Classic 5K, 10K and Fun Run registration is now open. Register now and join us as we celebrate community, fitness and fun!

The Calabasas Classic Run will take place on Sunday, November 8. Register at www.calabasasclassicrun.com.

The RAD Runs 10K & 10 Miler will take place on Saturday, October 3. Register at www.radruns.org.

The Community Center Alliance's goal is to raise funds to support the programs, activities, and services provided by the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. For more details, visit www.ahccc.org.

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"JUST GET SLEEP" AT AHCCC

“JUST GET SLEEP, Agoura Hills-Calabasas Community Center!” The Agoura Hills-Calabasas Community Center is launching a new year-round community program that turns the purchase (and recycling) of a bed into a powerful fundraising tool for our community. In partnership with “Just Get Sleep!” the Community Center will be transformed into a beautiful mattress showroom on Saturday, August 22, displaying brand name mattresses - Serta, Simmons, Sealy/Tempur-pedic, and Select Comfort - for everyone to try out in a low stress and fun environment. Stop by between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to check it out! Children will have the opportunity to learn about the health benefits of sleep, which is often overlooked, compared to fitness and nutrition. Meanwhile, parents will have the opportunity to find a new brand name mattress marked down 20-40% below retail price! Please come out to support and help our community to
“Just Get Sleep!” For details, visit www.ahccc.org or contact jenna@ahccc.org.

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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.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO PROMOTE ALTERNATIVES TO ANTICOAGULANT RODENT POISONS

Help Save wildlife, pets, and children by eliminating anticoagulant rodent poisons from our community! Poison Free Malibu is looking for volunteers to help promote alternatives to the use of anticoagulant rodent poisons.

Calabasas borders the Santa Monica mountains, where studies by the National Park Service and UCLA have discovered that animals such as owls, hawks, bobcats, coyotes, and mountain lions are being poisoned at the 90% level. This happens when rodents which are the target of the poisons are eaten by the higher predators. In response, the City of Calabasas passed a Resolution on September 11, 2013 that “urges businesses in Calabasas to no longer use or sell anticoagulant rodenticides, urges all property owners to cease purchasing or using anticoagulant rodenticides on their properties in Calabasas.”

Poison Free Malibu is recruiting and training volunteers to check out shopping centers, residential complexes, office buildings, and other places where the rodent poisons are commonly used. For information on how to get involved, e-mail PoisonFreeMalibu@gmail.com.

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SAVVY SENIORS - JULY 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 this month:

Ceremonial Groundbreaking for Calabasas Senior Center: On Tuesday, June 30, a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Calabasas Senior Center took place at the Calabasas Civic Center. Members of the Calabasas City Council and staff, Savvy Senior leaders and participants, and community members gathered at the project site at the rear of the parking lot to celebrate the occasion.

Construction of the two-story center will begin on July 13, 2015. The back parking lot, behind the Civic Center, will be closed and fenced during construction. Parking on Civic Center Way will be re-striped for two hour parking while participants are enjoying summer and fall classes. Additional unrestricted parking will be available on the south side of Calabasas Road between Parkway Calabasas and Civic Center Way. The construction is expected to be completed in July, 2016.

Future Activities and Events: Looking ahead, please mark your calendars for the summer Luau at Calabasas Country Club on Saturday, August 22 and class registration on August 12. If you want to think about December activities, the annual December luncheon at Sagebrush Cantina will take place on December 10. Plans are being made for a trip to Hearst Castle for two days, December 11-12. Details will be available in the next recreation brochure.

Tech Help in the Senior Room at the Library: New hours for Tech Help in the Senior Room at the Calabasas Library will be Sundays, from noon to 2:00 p.m. This is a “drop-in” to receive Tech Help with cell phones, computers and tablets. No appointment is necessary. Contact Charlotte Meyer, (818) 216-2472 for more information.

For information on the Savvy Seniors program, please contact Kimberly Post at (818) 880-6461.

E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

The City of Calabasas organizes two free monthly electronic waste collection events. On the first Saturday of the month (July 4, 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 (July 18, 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.

The City of Calabasas holds bi-monthly collections for paint and used oil. On Saturday, July 11, 2015 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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REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY!

Are you registered to vote? It’s easy to participate in elections if you have the right information. Register to vote today by completing an online voter registration card at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm. Voter registration cards are available at all City facilities, county elections office, Department of Motor Vehicles or the U.S. post office.

Can'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. Be sure to register today! October 19 is the deadline to register to vote for the upcoming November 3 City of Calabasas General Municipal Election.

Want to save time by avoiding lines at the polls on Election Day? Sign up to Vote by Mail! Complete a vote by mail application at www.cityofcalabasas.com/elections/2015/vote-by-mail.html.

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SIGN UP OR VIEW YOUR E-SAMPLE BALLOT TODAY! 

Sign up or view your E-Sample Ballot today! E-Sample Ballot is simply an electronic version of your sample ballot that is accessible via email. Voters who would like to sign up for the E-Sample Ballot subscription, or access a Sample Ballot, may do so by clicking the links below:

Subscribe to E-Sample Ballot
Access My Sample Ballot

Once you subscribe, you will receive an email containing a link to your E-Sample Ballot 30 to 40 days prior to every election relevant to you. The information in your email will include your E-Sample Ballot, polling place location and other helpful election information. Voters who sign up for the E-Sample Ballot subscription will no longer receive a hard copy of their sample ballot at their home address. Benefits of an E-Sample Ballot:

- Get your sample ballot faster!
- Access your sample ballot on-the-go via email!
- Go green and help save on printing and shipping costs!

For additional information, visit www.LAVote.net 

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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:


CITY SPOTLIGHT: CITY'S MOBILE PHONE APP

Host Pablo Pereira talks about the recently launched City Mobile Phone App, which will allow residents to instantly submit a request to the City for potholes, graffiti removal, or any other topic.

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

City Hall will be closed Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day.

 

City Council Agenda Items are available online the Thursday prior to a City Council Meeting. Agendas for all commissions are available online the Friday prior to the commission meeting. All City Council meetings and commission meetings take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 100 Civic Center Way in Calabasas.
 
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For a complete calendar of events and meetings at City Hall, please visit our City Calendar Page.

That’s all for this month.

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