ARE YOU READY
TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER 3, 2015 CALABASAS
GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION?
City of Calabasas will hold its General
Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 3,
2015. For the first time, the
Unified School District will consolidate its
election with the City. The ballot will
include two Councilmember seats, the City’s
Open Space Initiative Measure O, two School
Board seats, and the LVUSD Parcel Tax
Initiative Measure E.
Alicia Weintraub, and
Fred Gaines are running for two
City Council seats in the
November 3, 2015 Calabasas General Municipal
Election. The term of each seat is four
official 2015 Calabasas General Municipal
Election website is available online and
is being updated throughout the election
season with an
election calendar and information about
candidate forums, and
voting. Be sure to tune in to
CTV's Election coverage including "Meet
the Candidates," "Candidate Forum," and
live election night coverage.
If you have not
yet registered to vote, you can do so by
Can't remember if you’re registered to vote? Visit
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, 2015 is the last day to register to be
eligible to vote in the November 3, 2015
Calabasas General Municipal Election.
If you are a
registered voter interested in obtaining a
Vote-by-Mail Ballot, and you are not already
registered to permanently vote by mail,
between the period of October 5 - October 27,
2015 to complete, print, and sign a
November 3, 2015 is election day when polls
will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Make a difference - get out and vote!
CTV will once again provide live
election night coverage on CTV-3 in
Calabasas, via online streaming, and will
live election results on the 2015
Calabasas General Municipal Election
FAMILY FUN AT THE
CALABASAS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
more than 40 years, the
Festival has brought the community together
for two days of pumpkin-themed fun! The
excitement will be returning to beautiful
Juan Bautista de Anza Park on Saturday,
October 17 and Sunday, October 18 from 10:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
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
Parking and entrance is 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 information,
FIGHT THE FLU FOR FREE
9th annual Calabasas Walk-In Flu Clinic will
be held on Saturday, October 10 from 8:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (or while supplies last)
at Founders Hall, 200 Civic Center Way, in
Calabasas. Free seasonal flu shots will be
offered on a first come, first served basis,
to Calabasas residents only.
Flu shots are administered by Passport
Health, the largest provider of travel
medical/immunization services in the United
States. The minimum age to receive a flu
shot at the clinic is 6 months. No pets will
be allowed on-site for the clinic.
Planning to attend the clinic? Please make
sure you complete the immunization screening
form prior to arriving. To obtain the form,
additional information, call (818) 224-1600.
REGISTER FOR THE
CALABASAS YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE
today for the Calabasas Youth Basketball
Winter 2016 season. The
goal of the Calabasas Youth Basketball
League is to have fun, learn and improve the
fundamentals of basketball. We emphasize
skill development and participation.
For our 5-6
year old Tiny Tot division, players are
placed onto teams based on requests or which
school the player attends. For the rest of
our divisions, players are evaluated and
drafted onto teams by our coaches. There are
no player requests for these divisions.
Practices are typically once a week based on
the coaches’ schedule. Games are played
indoors at one of our gyms.
boys and girls ages 5-16 are ongoing until
divisions are full. Cost is $150 which
includes full uniform, team and individual
pictures, trophy and officials. League play
runs January to March, 2016.
online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofcalabasasrec or
onsite at Juan Bautista de Anza Park. Office
hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to
8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Register early to avoid
Parents - we need your help! Please
volunteer to coach! (Please indicate your
intent to coach on Registration Form). Note that
only head coaches will be assigned to a
For more information please contact Lana
Filice at at 818-880-6461 or email@example.com.
STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE SAVVY SENIORS
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CLASS!
Savvy Seniors - sign up now! Today, October
1, there will be an Emergency Preparedness
class for individuals 50 and older. The
class will take place at the
Hills/Calabasas Community Center from 1:00
p.m. to 3:00 p.m. There is a $2 charge to
We all know that we should get prepared for
an emergency, but most of us do not know
where to start. This class will provide you
with information about what to do in an
emergency, simple steps to get connected,
and useful checklists to help you get
prepared. In a serious emergency, services
will be impacted, so a basic rule of thumb
is for people to take care of each other for
at least 3 days, preferably 10, before help
To sign up, visit
WITH SWEETS THE WITCH AT THE CALABASAS
Dress up in your Halloween costume and join
us at the
Calabasas Library at 4:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, October 28! We will be enjoying
stories, crafts and a special appearance by
Sweets the Witch!
“Sweets the Witch and Her SweetSwitch” was
just recently published in July, 2015.
About the book: Sweets the Witch solves the
problem of having too much candy consumed
and leftover on Halloween. By asking
children to trade their candy for a toy or
surprise, Sweets gets the candy she craves
and the children get their special wish
granted while still enjoying the fun of
trick or treating.
Authors Micah and Katie Smith are the
co-creators of Sweets the Witch as well as
their wonderful children Lucky and Haven
Smith. This book was born out of their
desire to lead a healthier lifestyle after
Katie’s illness in 2012. Micah Smith is a
Los Angeles based Director, Producer and
Photographer. Katie Smith is a Child
Development Specialist, Writer, Speaker and
Parenting Coach. For more information on
Sweets the Witch, visit
DRAWING FOR A CHANCE TO BE FEATURED ON THE
2016 RECYCLING AWARENESS CALENDAR!
Calabasas elementary and middle-school
students are invited to submit hand-created
drawings for a chance to be included in the
2016 Community Recycling Awareness Calendar.
This is an annual drawing contest hosted by
Calabasas Environmental Commission. The
theme this year is “Recycling at School
Submit your entry to
Calabasas City Hall now
until October 30. Drawings must be done on 8
˝” x 11” format in landscape orientation.
Fourteen winners will be chosen based on the
creativity and theme of their illustration.
The winning drawings will be printed in the
2016 City of Calabasas Community Recycling
Awareness calendar, with the first-place
winner’s drawing as the cover. All fourteen
winners will receive a $25 gift certificate.
For additional information, call (818)
Know a student between the ages of 6-17
years old needing a little help finishing up
homework? Send them to the Homework Club at
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center! The
club will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. It's a great
opportunity for students needing a little guidance or
for those just
simply wanting a quiet place
to study. There
is no charge for individuals
participating in Tennis & Swim Center
all other students, there will be a $5 drop-in charge. For additional information,
contact the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center
at (818) 222-2782.
REGISTER FOR THE
4TH ANNUAL CHS MUSIC RUN-WALK
We need you to run or walk to show your
support for music education in our schools!
Calabasas High School is proud to announce
their 4th Annual Music Run-Walk to
take place on Sunday, October 25. Enjoy live
music along the course, face painting, and
community fun! Sign up to participate in the
5k, 10k, or Kids Race. Highlights include
chip timing, finisher medals, division
awards, and cash prizes.
Races will take place at Calabasas High
School, 22855 Mulholland Highway. To
Calling all ghosts, goblins, and princesses
- join us on Friday, October 30 for our
Trunk or Treat event at the
Hills/Calabasas Community Center! Dress up
your little ones in their Halloween costumes
and come by AHCCC from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00
p.m. for some trick-or-treat fun! There will
be a line-up of local businesses with
decorated vehicles, handing out treats to
enjoy. There will also be popcorn, drinks,
games, a "foggy forest," and of course,
candy! Admission is free. You won't want to
miss this spooktacular event!
STAY CONNECTED WITH
THE CONNECT WITH CALABASAS MOBILE APP
Connect with Calabasas mobile app and
web portal enables service requests
(potholes, noise complaints, dangerous
conditions, graffiti, etc) to be submitted
directly to the City, where they will be
instantly routed to the correct
administrator in the appropriate department.
This means service requests will be
responded to quickly and efficiently, and
residents will be notified the instant
problems are resolved. Residents can also
view nearby service requests in their area
and “vote up” requests that they support to
get the issue resolved even more quickly.
The app is also a great source of
information on City services and news. To
download the mobile app and for additional
INVITED TO THE LIVING LIGHTLY GUIDE LAUNCH
The Board of Directors of the
Conservation District of the Santa Monica
Mountains and the City of Calabasas would
like to invite community partners to attend
the Living Lightly Guide launch event on
Monday, October 26 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00
p.m. at the
Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community
Center. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
The Living Lightly Guide is a practical
manual for how to care for the shared
landscape upon which all our lives depend.
The mission is to work to co-exist with
nature so that we can share the landscape
with all the other native species that live
in California. The goal is to learn how to
reduce negative human impacts on our
ecosystem and increase positive impacts.
Grow a bigger vision: live lightly. More
information can be found at
Following the launch event, the Board of
Directors of the Resource Conservation
District of the Santa Monica Mountains will
hold its monthly meeting, commencing at 6:00
p.m. Members of the public are welcome to
To RSVP for the event or for additional
WEST NILE VIRUS
SURVEILLANCE, PREVENTION AND TESTING
Recently, a crow found on
the west side of
Calabasas tested positive for the West Nile
Virus. According to the County of Los
Angeles Public Health Department, West Nile
Virus (WNV) is a virus that can cause
serious disease. Primarily a disease in wild
birds, WNV can also be spread to people and
other animals by infected mosquitoes.
To reduce the risk of becoming sick,
remember that prevention begins at home.
Check for and remove all sources of
standing water. Mosquitoes can breed in
very small amounts of water.
A swimming pool that is not well
maintained can breed thousands of
mosquitoes each week.
Change the water in wading pools,
birdbaths, and pet bowls twice weekly.
Mosquito-eating fish should be placed in
ornamental ponds and water gardens.
Make sure doors and windows have
Repair or replace screens that have
tears or holes.
Mosquitoes are most active during the
evening and early morning hours (dusk to
dawn). If you must be outdoors during
those times, reduce your risk of
mosquito bites by wearing pants, long
sleeved shirts, and other protective
clothing. Also, use insect repllents on
exposed skin according to the label
It is important to note that not everyone
infected with WNV will get sick. 80% of
infected persons will experience no
Symptoms of WNV include:
West Nile Fever: 1 in 150 infections
result in severe illness such as
meningitis, encephalitis, or muscle
paralysis. Symptoms include headache,
high fever, stiff neck, stupor,
disorientation, coma, muscle weakness,
and paralysis. Recovery is long term and
neurological effects may be permanent.
The elderly and immune-compromised
individuals are at greatest risk for
developing severe disease.
If you think you have these symptoms or
have any other medical questions, please
consult your healthcare provider.
Help detect WNV in LA County by reporting
all dead birds by calling
County Veterinary Public Health at (877)
747-2243 or the California Department of
Health Services at (877) MNV-BIRD. Sick or
dead birds are an excellent indicator of the
local presence of WNV. Although not all dead
birds will be collected, your call is
important to help the County, State, and
local mosquito control and monitoring
efforts. NOTE: Routine contact with birds
(alive or dead) or other animals cannot
transmit WNV to humans. Dead birds can be
safely disposed of in the garbage can by
using gloves or a plastic bag to place the
carcass in the garbage.
For more information on West Nile Virus
surveillance, prevention and testing, visit
LIBRARY EVENTS IN
Is your child's reading going to the
dogs? Let's hope so! Bring your new
and emerging reader (grades K-3) to
library on Saturday, October
3 to share in a unique
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.
The Library's month long "Step
Into the World of Edgar
Allan Poe" events were a big
success! Pictured: Long-time
library patron Mr. Harold Arkoff and Filmmaker/Author
Constantine Nasr, who gave a
talk after the screening of
The Masque of the Red Death.
invited to drop in at the library
between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p..m. on
Wednesday, October 14 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.
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 meets
every 4th Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Meetings last about one hour. Hope
to see you on October 24! Snacks
will be served.
Buddies will be meeting on
Tuesdays and Thursdays this month
(please note that the October 8
session is cancelled). Elementary
and middle school students can get
help with homework and study skills
from high school students from 3:30
p.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is no charge
Love to Learn Tutoring will be
available October 10, 17, and 24. Viewpoint Advanced Placement and
Honors high school students will be
available to help elementary school
age children most Saturdays from
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Peer Counseling returns on
Tuesday, October 13. This program is
available to 9th through 12th
graders and meets on Tuesdays and
Thursdays at the Library. Drop in
between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to
get help on Math, English, or the
latest school project.
us for a free and relaxing
yoga session on Thursdays,
October 1, 15, and 29 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.
Wednesday Morning Book Club will
be meeting on October 21 at 11:00
a.m. The discussion will be on
The Nine, written by Jeffrey
Do you love films? Join the
Film Fanatics will be meeting on
Wednesday, October 21 at 6:00 p.m.
to watch That Touch of Mink.
This movie is unrated and lasts for
Please note that the 2nd
Thursday Book Club is cancelled this
for a list of all Library events
HELP FIND A CURE FOR BLOOD
CANCER BY PARTICIPATING IN THE
LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK
Let's help find a
cure! Join the
Light the Night
Walk at Warner Center Park in
Woodland Hills on Saturday,
October 3 to help raise funds to
cure blood cancer. Sign up to
walk, volunteer or donate today!
The Light The Night Walk is a
fundraising campaign benefiting
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
(LLS) and their funding of
research to find blood cancer
cures. The organization promotes
having friends, families, and
co-workers come together for a
common goal and
fundraising walk teams. Millions
of consumers also help by
donating at retail outlets.
Culminating in inspirational and
memorable evening walks every
fall, participants in nearly 200
communities across North America
join together carrying
illuminated lanterns to take
steps to end cancer.
information, or to sign up to
IMAGINE A DAY
Imagine a Day Without Water is a national
effort to raise awareness and educate public
about challenges facing water infrastructure
and water resources, and need for
Las Virgenes Municipal Water
District (LVMWD) is joining with water
agencies across America in challenging its
customers to “Imagine a Day Without Water.”
California’s four-year drought underscores
the importance of water and brings to light
the challenges facing water and wastewater
agencies, and the need for investment in
Most people take reliable water service for
granted. Clean, safe, dependable and
affordable water comes from the tap and
flows down the drain without much thought.
Behind this miracle is massive
infrastructure, much of it underground,
which brings water to homes, schools and
businesses, then takes it away and treats
it. Unfortunately, these systems are aging.
A water main breaks somewhere in the U.S.
every two minutes. Most pipes have an
average life expectancy of 50 years, but in
several major cities, water pipes are more
than 100 years old. Communities that cannot
afford to go a day without water may have to
if those systems reach their breaking
“LVMWD depends on systems that transport
water hundreds of miles to reach our
customers,” said General Manager David W.
Pedersen. “With no local sources of drinking
water, we need to remember that a robust
infrastructure is essential to our quality
of life. From the water we drink, up through
uses that include bathing, irrigation,
cooking, and fire protection, a day without
water is almost unthinkable.”
Radhika Fox, Director of the Value of Water
Coalition added, “The truth is, we can’t go
a day without water. For homes, that would
mean no water to take a shower, make coffee,
clean, do laundry, or flush the toilet. For
businesses like restaurants or manufacturing
plants, water is essential to their daily
operations. During ‘Imagine a Day Without
Water,’ we’re speaking with one voice across
the nation about how water is essential,
invaluable and needs investment.”
From October 6-8, 2015, everyone
participating in “Imagine a Day Without
Water” is coming together to educate the
nation that water is essential and that we
must invest in it for the benefit of future
generations. Las Virgenes Municipal Water
District provides potable water, wastewater
treatment and recycled water services to the
cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden
Hills, Westlake Village and surrounding
unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.
More information about Imagine a Day Without
Water can be found at
REGISTRATION FOR FALL
RUNS BENEFITING THE COMMUNITY
Runs are starting this month!
Center Alliance is excited to
host the 2015 RAD Runs 10K + 10 Miler and Calabasas
Classic 5K, 10K and Fun Run.
Register now and join us as we
celebrate community, fitness and
The RAD Runs 10K
& 10 Miler will take place on
Saturday, October 3. Register at
Classic Run will take place on
Sunday, November 8. Register at
The Community Center Alliance's
goal is to raise funds to
support the programs,
activities, and services
provided by the Agoura
For more details, visit
SAVVY SENIORS -
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:
Active Net system for class
registration was successful and quick
for most seniors who registered for
classes, lectures and excursions for the
Fall 2015 session. For seniors who would
like further instructions on how to set
up an account and register for classes,
please review the instructions on the
City of Calabasas website, under “ActiveNet
Recreation Classes Registration
Calabasas Senior Center behind
the Calabasas Library and City Hall
continues, several classes are being
held at the
Community Center (AHCCC), located at
27040 Malibu Hills Road. Only minutes
from the Calabasas Commons and Civic
Center, take the Lost Hills Road exit
from the Ventura Fwy., turn right onto
Agoura Road and left onto Malibu Hills
Road. There is a large parking lot for
the center as well as street parking.
There are openings in a few classes
that are taking place at the AHCCC. They
include: Gentle Yoga For Seniors,
Emergency Preparedness, Majestic
Landscapes in Art, Working With Your
Life, and Rock ‘N Roll. For more
information about classes or
registration, call (818) 880-6461.
Tech Help is a drop-in program
sponsored by the Savvy Seniors of
Calabasas. It is designed to connect
high school students with library
patrons who need help using their cell
phones, computers and software. Library
patrons get the help, free of charge,
and the students earn community service
credit. The Tech Help Drop-In Desk will
be open in the Senior Corner in the
Calabasas Library each Sunday from 12:00
pm to 2:00 pm. As a courtesy to others,
individual help is available for no
longer than 10 minutes, if others are
waiting for help too.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY JOINING THE
LA COUNTY CIVIL GRAND JURY
Los Angeles County Superior Court is currently
seeking qualified citizens who are interested in
applying for the 2016-2017 Los Angeles County Civil
Grand Jury which will be impaneled on July 1, 2016.
Volunteers will be required to work 30-40 hours per
week and will earn $60 for each full day of service.
The primary functions of the Civil Grand Jury:
investigates county, city,
and joint-power authorities;
acts as a "watch dog" by
examining carefully and completely the
operations of various government agencies within
Los Angeles County.
Applicants must possess each of
citizen of the United
at least 18 years of age;
a resident of Los Angeles
County for at least one year;
of ordinary intelligence,
sound judgement, fair character;
working knowledge of the
The Civil Grand Jury is virtually a full-time
obligation over the period of one year. The deadline
to submit the application form is November 23, 2015.
For additional information or to apply, visit
www.grandjury.co.la.ca.us or call Clara
Shortridge Foltz at hte Criminal Justice Center at
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
City of Calabasas organizes two
free monthly electronic waste collection events.
On the first Saturday of the month (October 3, 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 (October 17, 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.
SIGN UP OR VIEW YOUR E-SAMPLE
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days prior to every election relevant to you. The
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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!
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sample ballot on-the-go via email!
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help save on printing and shipping costs!
For additional information, visit
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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