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DATES TO REMEMBER
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY  
ARE YOU READY TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER 3, 2015 CALABASAS GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION?
18TH ANNUAL CALABASAS MAYOR'S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
FAMILY FUN AT THE CALABASAS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
FIGHT THE FLU FOR FREE
REGISTER FOR THE CALABASAS YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE
THERE'S STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE SAVVY SENIORS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CLASS!
CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN WITH SWEETS THE WITCH AT THE CALABASAS LIBRARY!
ENTER YOUR DRAWING FOR A CHANCE TO BE FEATURED ON THE 2016 RECYCLING AWARENESS CALENDAR!
JOIN THE HOMEWORK CLUB!
REGISTER FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL CHS MUSIC RUN-WALK
TRUNK OR TREAT!
STAY CONNECTED WITH THE CONNECT WITH CALABASAS MOBILE APP
YOU'RE INVITED TO THE LIVING LIGHTLY GUIDE LAUNCH EVENT
WEST NILE VIRUS SURVEILLANCE, PREVENTION AND TESTING INFORMATION
LIBRARY EVENTS IN OCTOBER
HELP FIND A CURE FOR BLOOD CANCER BY PARTICIPATING IN THE LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK
IMAGINE A DAY WITHOUT WATER
REGISTER FOR THE FALL RUNS TODAY!
HELP US PREPARE FOR THE CITY'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY 
SAVVY SENIORS - OCTOBER UPDATES
MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY JOINING THE LA COUNTY CIVIL GRAND JURY
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS 
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

October 2015 3 - E-Waste Collection

3 - RAD Runs

3 - Light the Night Fundraiser

8 - Mayor's State of the City Address

10 - Walk-In Flu Vaccine Clinic

14 - City Council Meeting

17 - E-Waste Collection

17 & 18 - Calabasas Pumpkin Festival

19 - Deadline to Register to Vote for November 3 Election

25 - 4th Annual CHS Music Run-Walk

26 - Living Lightly Guide Launch Event

28 - City Council Meeting

28 - Sweets the Witch at the Calabasas Library

30 - Trunk or Treat at AHCCC

30 - Deadline to Submit Entry to Recycling Drawing Contest


31 - Tips for a Safe & Happy Halloween

November 2015

1 - Daylight Saving Time Ends
(2:00 a.m.)

3 - City of Calabasas General Municipal Election

7 - E-Waste Collection


8 - Calabasas Classic Runs

11 - Veterans' Day (City Hall Closed)

11 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

12 - Las Virgenes Creek Restoration Project - Phase II Public Workshop

14 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

18 - City Council Meeting/Reorganization

21 - E-Waste Collection

25 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

26 - Thanksgiving Day (City Hall Closed)

27 - Day After Thanksgiving (City Hall Closed)



ARE YOU READY TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER 3, 2015 CALABASAS GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION?



MAYOR MARTIN WILL DELIVER THE STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS ON OCTOBER 8 AT FOUNDERS HALL

 

SEE YOU AT THE FESTIVAL!

 



ATTENTION CALABASAS RESIDENTS:
FREE FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE ON OCTOBER 10!



TIPS FOR A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN


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ARE YOU READY TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER 3, 2015 CALABASAS GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION?

The City of Calabasas will hold its General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. For the first time, the Las Virgenes 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.

Candidates Steve Roseman, 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 years. An 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 candidates, 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 visiting http://registertovote.ca.gov/. Can't remember if you’re registered to vote? Visit lavote.net/vrstatus 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, 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, visit http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/elections/2015/vote-by-mail.html between the period of October 5 - October 27, 2015 to complete, print, and sign a Vote-by-Mail application.

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 post live election results on the 2015 Calabasas General Municipal Election website.

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18TH ANNUAL CALABASAS MAYOR'S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

Calabasas Mayor Lucy Martin will deliver the 18th Annual Calabasas Mayor's State of the City Address on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Mayor Martin will review the City's accomplishments from the past year and outline goals for the future. This year's event will be held at Founders Hall, 200 Civic Center Way in Calabasas. The State of the City Address will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by a reception hosted by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to RSVP by calling (818) 224-1600.

The State of the City Address will be videotaped and shown on CTV, The Calabasas Channel. Replays of the speech will also be available on-demand from the City website.

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FAMILY FUN AT THE CALABASAS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

For more than 40 years, the Calabasas Pumpkin 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 Halloween pumpkin!

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, visit www.calabasaspumpkinfestival.com.

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FIGHT THE FLU FOR FREE

The 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, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/flu.html. For additional information, call (818) 224-1600.

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REGISTER FOR THE CALABASAS YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Register 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.

Sign-ups for 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.

Register 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 the waitlist!

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 team.

For more information please contact Lana Filice at at 818-880-6461 or lfilice@cityofcalabasas.com.

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THERE'S 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 Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. There is a $2 charge to enroll.

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 arrives.

To sign up, visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofcalabasasrec/Activity_Search/emergency-preparedness/1108

CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN WITH SWEETS THE WITCH AT THE CALABASAS LIBRARY!

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 www.sweetsthewitch.com.

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ENTER YOUR 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 the Calabasas Environmental Commission. The theme this year is “Recycling at School Means..."

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) 224-1600.

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JOIN THE HOMEWORK CLUB!

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 the 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 programs. For all other students, there will be a $5 drop-in charge. For additional information, contact the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center at (818) 222-2782.

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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 register, visit www.chsmusic.com.

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TRUNK OR TREAT!

Calling all ghosts, goblins, and princesses - join us on Friday, October 30 for our Trunk or Treat event at the Agoura 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!

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STAY CONNECTED WITH THE CONNECT WITH CALABASAS MOBILE APP

The 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 information, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/connect-with-calabasas.html.

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YOU'RE INVITED TO THE LIVING LIGHTLY GUIDE LAUNCH EVENT

The Board of Directors of the Resource 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 www.livinglightlyguide.org

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 attend.

To RSVP for the event or for additional information, e-mail melinawatts@livinglightlyguide.org

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WEST NILE VIRUS SURVEILLANCE, PREVENTION AND TESTING INFORMATION

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 tight-fitting screens.

  • 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 instructions.

It is important to note that not everyone infected with WNV will get sick. 80% of infected persons will experience no symptoms. 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 LA 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 www.cityofcalabasas.com/west-nile-info.html.

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN OCTOBER

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.
Is your child's reading going to the dogs? Let's hope so! Bring your new and emerging reader (grades K-3) to the library on Saturday, October 3 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.  

Kids are 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.

Study 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 for tutoring.

The 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.

Join 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.

The 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 Toobin.

Do you love films?  Join the club! 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 99 minutes.

Please note that the 2nd Thursday Book Club is cancelled this month.

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

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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 forming/participating in 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.

For more information, or to sign up to help, visit http://pages.lightthenight.org/calso/WarnerPk15.

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IMAGINE A DAY WITHOUT WATER

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 investment. 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 water infrastructure.

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 points.

“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 www.imagineadaywithoutwater.org.

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REGISTRATION FOR FALL RUNS BENEFITING THE COMMUNITY CENTER ALLIANCE

Fall Runs are starting this month! The Community 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 fun!

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

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

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

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 - OCTOBER 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:

The 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 Instructions”.

While construction of the Calabasas Senior Center behind the Calabasas Library and City Hall continues, several classes are being held at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas 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

The 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 following qualifications:

  • citizen of the United States;

  • 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 English language.

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 (213) 628-7914.

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E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

The 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.

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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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THIS MONTH'S FEATURED PROGRAM:

2015 CALABASAS GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION COVERAGE

Watch "Meet the Candidates" Online Now:


Click here to view on
Calabasas3 YouTube Channel

Watch "The Forum" Online Now:


Click here to view on
Calabasas3 YouTube Channel


Be sure to vote in the November 3, 2015 Calabasas General Municipal Election!
For information and LIVE Election coverage, visit
www.cityofcalabasas.com/election2015.html

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

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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