CALL FOR QUESTIONS
FOR THE SEPTEMBER 24 CALABASAS CITY COUNCIL
The City of Calabasas, in partnership with
League of Women Voters of Los Angeles,
will host the
2015 City of Calabasas City
Council Candidate Forum on September 24,
2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at
Founders Hall in the Calabasas Library. The
event is free and open to the public.
The City of Calabasas encourages informed
civic engagement and fosters public
participation in the City government of
Calabasas. The League of Women Voters,
founded in 1920, has a long history of
community service focused on promoting voter
participation and informing people about
public policy issues. Fran Lapides, League
of Women Voters of Los Angeles, will
moderate the event. All qualified
Council Candidates have been invited to
participate, and all Calabasas residents and
members of the media who cover City of
Calabasas news and issues are welcome to
Questions should be concise and relevant to
the community and municipal government. Not
all questions will be used and some may be
modified to fit the format of the candidate
forum. Questions can be submitted to
SAVE THE DATE: 18TH
ANNUAL CALABASAS MAYOR'S STATE OF THE CITY
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
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.
YELLOW ON SEPTEMBER 4 IN HONOR OF CHILDHOOD
CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and
Calabasas High School will be honoring the
heroes of childhood cancer on Friday,
September 4. The community is encouraged to
wear yellow in support and join together at
the CHS football field during their first
home game at 7:00 p.m.
Something Yellow, the Kevin Cordasco
Foundation, aims to bring awareness and
shine a brighter light on childhood cancer
by uniting in wearing something yellow. The
foundation makes donations to the heroes of
cancer. This comprises not only of the kids
and their families, but also the hospitals,
caregivers, and research scientists. Funds
also provide grants for housing as well as
high school and college scholarships for
kids fighting cancer.
To learn more about the Something Yellow
Foundation, and to read about Kevin's story,
www.somethingyellow.org. We hope to see
all of you in yellow at CHS on September 4!
SIGN UP FOR THE
CALABASAS 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.
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
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
The City of Calabasas will be hosting an
Emergency Preparedness Expo on Saturday,
September 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at
the Calabasas Civic Center. Stop by to
listen to speakers, view displays and take
part in emergency preparedness activities.
On site will be emergency equipment vehicles
and a "shakey quakey" van! Local
vendors will be available to discuss the
disaster supplies your family needs. A free
hot dog will be offered for attending a
class. Hope to see you there!
THERE'S STILL TIME TO
ENTER THE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL KICK-OFF
“Punky” officially makes his way to the top
of the Acura 101 dealership, Calabasas
residents know the Pumpkin Festival is
coming! Submit for any one of our contests
and win prizes during the annual Calabasas
Pumpkin Festival Kick-off Event at Acura 101
on September 10, 2015.
DESIGN A BANNER FOR THE PUMPKIN
FESTIVAL: Elementary age students
are invited to create a pumpkin, harvest or
Halloween scene for the festival banners
promoting the festival throughout town. Not
only will your masterpiece be seen by
thousands but our prizes include gift cards
to Barnes & Noble as well as free passes for
family and friends to the Calabasas Pumpkin
Festival. Deadline to Submit is Tuesday,
PUMPKIN FESTIVAL KICK-OFF, COOK-OFF
& BAKE-OFF: Youth ages 11 to 17 and
adults ages 18 & up are invited to compete
with their favorite pumpkin recipes.
Categories include pumpkin pie, pumpkin
desserts/sweets (non-pies) and pumpkin
savory entrees (non-sweet). Prizes include
gift cards to chef retail stores as well as
free passes to the Calabasas Pumpkin
Festival. Recipes will be featured on the
festival website. Deadline to submit has
been extended to Friday, September 4, 2015.
For more information and to download contest
entry forms, visit
SEE YOU AT THE
your tickets today for The Carnival,
benefitting Las Virgenes Schools. The three
day event will be held at Whizin Market
Square, 28914 Roadside Drive in Agoura Hills
September 11, 12, and 13.
Rides, games, prizes, food, and fun - you
won't want to miss this! Receive special
discounts on ride tickets and wristbands by
purchasing before 1:00 p.m. on September 11.
While there is a charge for the rides, games
and food, admission into the carnival is
free. For more information, and to purchase
tickets early, visit
The goal of The Foundation for Las Virgenes
Schools is to narrow the widening gap
between what the State provides and the
funds needed to maintain the excellence of
the schools. Donations provide grants which
enable the hiring of more classroom teachers
and counselors throughout the Las Virgenes
School District. For more information on The
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)
JOIN THE HOMEWORK
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. The program begins
September 9. For additional information,
contact the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center
at (818) 222-2782.
month, step into the world of
Edgar Allan Poe at the Calabasas
Library! There are several free
events to enjoy. On Thursday,
September 10, join the
Book Club at 6:00 p.m. to
examine gothic themes and Poe's
work. Guest speaker,
Professor/Author Noreen Lance, M.A.
will be in attendance. Ages 13 and
older are welcome to the book club
for this special event.
Film Fanatics will be meeting on
Wednesday, September 16 at 6:00 p.m.
to view a screening of a Roger
Corman film, The Masque of the
Red Death, based on a Poe
story. Special guest speaker,
Constantine Nasr will be available
to discuss the movie and creative
mind of the director. Ages 13 and
older are welcome.
Finally, you won't want to
miss watching Poe come to life on
Saturday, September 26 at noon! Stop
by to enjoy a
performance by Duffy Hudson, a
master of impressions. Hudson, a
Broadway and film veteran, will be
using a combination of biographical
information and the dramatic
interpretation of Poe's literature.
Ages 8 and older are welcome.
Now that school is back in session,
tutoring is once again available at
the Library, free of charge! The
Love to Learn Tutoring program
will start up on Saturday, September
19. 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.
Buddies will start up on
Tuesday, September 29. Elementary
and middle school students can get
help with homework and study skills
from high school students most
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30
p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Elementary school kids are invited
meet puppies from the organization
Guide Dogs for the Blind on
Saturday, September 12 at 11:30 a.m.
Learn how they train the dogs and
how the dogs help those in need.
Learn about this special
organization and how you might be
able to help. Take a picture with
the dogs and perhaps even read a
story to the pups!
Drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m.
and 3:00 p.m. on September 9 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 September 26! Snacks
will be served.
us for a free and relaxing
yoga session on Thursdays,
September 3 and September 17 at
noon. Wear comfortable clothing,
bring a yoga mat or large towel, and
follow the lead of instructor Deanne
Wenger, RYT. No experience is
necessary and all are welcome.
Wednesday Morning Book Club will
be meeting on September 16 at 11:00
a.m. The discussion will be on
The Life and Work of Leni
Riefenstahl, written by Steven
Please note that the Library
will be closed on Sunday, September
6. Story Time is cancelled on
Friday, September 18.
for a list of all Library events
RECYCLED WATER AVAILABLE
Las Virgenes Municipal Water
District (LVMWD) and
Sanitation District (TSD) may
fill their own containers with
free recycled water at a “Fill
Station” at the Rancho Las
Virgenes Composting Facility in
Calabasas. The water may be used
to irrigate trees, shrubs, lawns
The program is offered by the
Las Virgenes – Triunfo Joint
Powers Authority (JPA) as an
additional measure to help
residents cope with the effects
of the prolonged drought.
David W. Pedersen, General
Manager and Administering Agent
for the JPA said, “We realize
many customers have valuable
plantings such as trees and
ornamental or vegetable gardens
that will benefit from some
additional water as the drought
continues. This program will
help by providing water at no
cost to customers, complementing
the already-successful compost
giveaways. With one stop,
customers can pick up free
recycled water and compost,
which both help to reduce
demands for potable water.”
In order to participate,
residential customers of the JPA
must first attend a short
training on the permitted and
prohibited uses of recycled
water. Training locations and
times will be posted at
www.LVMWD.com. In addition,
they must provide their own
sealable containers which will
then be labeled for use with
recycled water only. There is a
limit of 300 gallons per visit
to the Fill Station. Tanker
trucks and commercial customers
are not eligible for this
The JPA reminds customers that
water is heavy; each gallon
weighs 8.3 pounds. Participants
need to stay within the load
limits of their vehicles and
their own ability to unload
filled containers. Storage
containers should be properly
secured to prevent shifting or
spills caused by sloshing during
Part of the training given to
participants states that
recycled water is only approved
for irrigation, but includes
gardens where food is grown for
human consumption. It may not be
used in pools or spas, for
cleaning, cooking or
The Rancho Las Virgenes Recycled
Water Fill Station is located at
3700 Las Virgenes Road at the
intersection with Lost Hills
Road in Calabasas. Hours of
operation are Saturdays from
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the same
as those for the pickup of
Community Compost, which is
available at the same location.
The Las Virgenes-Triunfo JPA
serves customers in the
communities of Agoura Hills,
Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Oak
Park, Westlake Village, North
Ranch and surrounding
unincorporated areas of Western
Los Angeles and Eastern Ventura
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
REGISTRATION FOR FALL
RUNS BENEFITING THE COMMUNITY
you been training? Fall Runs are
just around the corner!
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
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
REGISTER FOR KINDER PREP!
your child for kindergarten by
registering for Kinder Prep at
the Agoura Hills/Calabasas
Community Center! In addition to
academics, children will enjoy
arts and crafts, cooking,
American Sign Language (ASL),
movement and music, and field
trips - all wrapped up in a
nurturing and loving
environment. Children must be
four years old by September 1 to
be eligible for admission and
there is a maximum of 18 spots
available. The schedule follows
the LVUSD school calendar and
runs Monday through Thursday
from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Register
THE UNDERGROUND TEEN CENTER
for an after school program for
your teen? Check out the
Underground Teen Center at the
Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community
Center! It's a great way to make
new friends, play sports and
games, create arts and crafts,
and finish homework. There will
even be pizza parties on select
Fridays! This program is open to
6th, 7th and 8th graders and
runs Monday through Friday until
6:30 p.m. (when LVUSD is in
session). The cost is $350 per
semester and there is free
transportation from AEW and ACS.
LET'S PLAY PICKLEBALL
you are a fan of racquet sports,
you will love pickleball! Rising
in popularity across the
country, this multi-generational
activity is a great way to have
fun, make friends, and stay fit
- and it's easy on the knees! We
will be playing at the Agoura
Hills/Calabasas Community Center
this fall on Mondays,
Wednesdays, and Fridays from
7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please
bring your own equipment.
Interested in Pickleball but you
don't know how to play? There
will be a free clinic on Friday,
September 25 at 9:00 a.m. at the
Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community
Center. Meet experienced USAPA
Pickleball players as they go
over the rules, discuss
different shot types and teach
you how to play the game.
For details or questions,
contact Brandon at (818)
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:
Savvy Seniors Trip to Hearst
Castle: Savvy Seniors’ first
overnight trip will be a special 2-day
excursion to Hearst Castle and the
Central Coast on December 11 and 12.
Experience the grandeur of “Christmas At
The Castle”, a special evening tour when
the mansion is fully decorated for the
holidays, as it would have been in the 1920’s. Curt Tucker will lead the
journey onboard Tucker’s luxurious bus.
The drive up the coast will include
stops at Solvang and the Madonna Inn.
The return trip will include Piedras
Blancas to observe the elephant seals,
Pismo Beach, and the Monarch Butterfly
Grove where a docent will explain why
the butterflies spend the winter in this
The overnight stay in Cambria will be at
Fog Catcher Inn, at Moonstone Beach. The
cost is $315 for a Double and $403 for a
Single room. This trip is sponsored by
the City of Calabasas in conjunction
with Tucker Tours. Please register
through Tucker Tours at (877) 991-9474.
Bonnie Bowden Performs a Free
Concert: On Friday, September
18, Bonnie Bowden will be performing her
One Woman Show, singing favorites from
Broadway hits, movies, Pop hits and the
Great American Songbook. Bring your
picnic dinner, beverages, chairs and
blankets to Juan Bautista de Anza Park,
3701 Lost Hills Road. Please arrive
early as spaces will fill up quickly.
Tech Help: 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 p.m. to
2:00 p.m. As a courtesy to others,
individual help is available for no
longer than 10 minutes, if others are
waiting for help too.
For information on the Savvy Seniors
program, please contact Kimberly Post at
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
City of Calabasas organizes two
free monthly electronic waste collection events.
On the first Saturday of the month (September 5, 2015), an electronic waste collection will take
place at the Albertson’s parking lot, 26521 Agoura
Road (at Las Virgenes Road) in Calabasas from 10:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A second monthly electronic waste
event will take place on the 3rd Saturday of the
month (September 19, 2015) in the Vons Shopping
Center parking lot at 23381 Mulholland Drive in
Woodland Hills from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Acceptable items include but are not limited to CD
players, laptops and personal computers, microwave
ovens, printers, radios, stereos, telephones, and
VCR’s. For more information, please contact the City
of Calabasas Recycling and Solid Waste Coordinator
at (818) 224-1600.
The City of Calabasas holds bi-monthly
collections for paint and used oil. On
Saturday, September 12, 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
REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY!
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
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
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
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
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WHAT'S ON CTV?
sure to tune in to CTV on cable channel 3 in
for playback days and times),
or watch any meeting or TV program on demand through
CTV programming is also available on the
Calabasas3 YouTube Channel!
THIS MONTH'S FEATURED PROGRAM:
The Buzz each week for a quick
look at upcoming family events in Calabasas, as well
as fun crafts and tips to keep everyone in the
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS &
Hall will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance
of Labor 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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