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APRIL 2016 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY  
CELEBRATE THE CITY'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH US ALL MONTH!
APRIL 1 IS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE 2016 SCAG SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
BOOK SIGNING EVENTS - "IMAGES OF AMERICA: CALABASAS"
CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH US
SEE YOU AT THE 19TH ANNUAL CALABASAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
CITYWIDE SMART IRRIGATION CONTROL SYSTEM HAS REDUCED WATER USAGE BY 32% IN ONE YEAR
APWA OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS ENTERING AN ENGINEERING/PUBLIC WORKS RELATED MAJOR
PLANT A TREE FOR ARBOR DAY
SAVE A LIFE SUPER SATURDAY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH EXPO
GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY FOR LAS VIRGENES CREEK RESTORATION - PHASE II
BECOME A VOLUNTEEN THIS SUMMER
AT-YOUR-DOOR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE
LIBRARY EVENTS IN APRIL
SIGN UP FOR R2H SUMMER SPORT CAMP
CALABASAS NAMED 15TH SAFEST CITY IN CALIFORNIA
REGISTER TODAY FOR SUMMER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE
"DON'T WATER WEEK" - APRIL 5 - 11
CALABASAS KLUBHOUSE FUNDRAISER AT CORNER BAKERY
TRAIN YOUR DOG TO AVOID RATTLESNAKES
SAVVY SENIORS - APRIL UPDATES
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

DATES TO REMEMBER

April 2016 1 - Deadline to Apply for SCAG Scholarship

2 -  E-Waste Collection


4 - Book Signing Event - "Images of America: Calabasas"

5 -
Mayoral Luncheon to Celebrate the City's 25th Anniversary

5 - 11 -
"Don't Water Week"

7 - 25th Anniversary Celebration: Hear Stories and Memories from City Founders

7 - CERT - Disaster Psychology/Team Organization

9 -
Save a Life Super Saturday/Community Health Expo IV

9 -
Earth Day Festival

13 - City Council Meeting

14 - CERT - Table Top Exercise

16 - E-Waste Collection

17 -
Amateur Radio Technician FCC License 1 Day Study Class & Exam Session

20 - 25th Anniversary Celebration: Film Fanatics Movie Viewing and Discussion

21 - CERT - Review, Drill, Simulation, Graduation

22 - Deadline to Apply for APWA Scholarship

27 - Groundbreaking Ceremony for Las Virgenes Creek Restoration Project - Phase II

27 - Calabasas Klubhouse Fundraiser at Corner Bakery

27 -  City Council Meeting

28 - 25th Anniversary Celebration: Meet the Fifth Beatle!

30 -
19th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival

30 -
Arbor Day Celebration


30 - Book Signing Event - "Images of America: Calabasas"

May 2016 1 - 19th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival

4 - Tri-City Senior Expo

7 -
E-Waste Collection

11 -
City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

14 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

21 - E-Waste Collection


21 - THE Event

25 -
City Council Meeting

30 - Memorial Day
(City Hall Closed)


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19TH ANNUAL CALABASAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS APRIL 30 & MAY 1


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CELEBRATE THE CITY'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH US ALL MONTH!

April 5, 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of cityhood for the City of Calabasas. We hope you will come out and celebrate with us!

Kicking off the celebrations will be a Mayoral Luncheon on Tuesday, April 5 at 11:30 a.m. Mayor Bozajian will be highlighting the City's 25th Anniversary and taking a look back at the last twenty-five years. The cost is $40 for Chamber members and seniors, $45 for non-members, and $50 at the door. The cost includes the meal. The luncheon will be held at the Calabasas Country Club, 4515 Park Entrada. For information and to reserve your spot, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (818) 222-5680 or by visiting calabasaschamber.com.

The Calabasas Library, in conjunction with the Calabasas - Las Virgenes Historical Society, is also hosting a series of events for the celebration.

  • On Thursday, April 7, stop by the Calabasas Library at 6:30 p.m. Many of the City's founders will be sharing stories and memories of the incorporation of the City of Calabasas. Mayor Bozajian will serve as Moderator of the event.

  • On Wednesday, April 20, the Film Fanatics Group will be hosting a screening of "Pursued," starring Robert Mitchum and Teresa Wright. It was released in 1947 and filmed in the Calabasas area. Brian Rooney, author of Three Magical Miles will give a presentation on the history of local movie sets.

  • Meet the Fifth Beatle at the Library on Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.! Vince Calandra, who worked at the Ed Sullivan Show and stood in for George Harrison during the show's Beatles' rehearsals, will talk about that historic television event and share rare photographs.

Check back as more celebratory events are coming up in the months ahead!

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APRIL 1 IS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE 2016 SCAG SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Attention Calabasas Students: Get your application in today! The SCAG Scholarship Program is designed to offer local government and planning experience that students can use to develop long-term career goals and a monetary award. The program provides a $4,000 scholarship award for up to eight high school or community college students from the SCAG region plus a two-week internship with a local planning agency, council of governments, or SCAG. Eligible students must both reside and attend school within the SCAG region (i.e. Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, or Ventura County), be currently enrolled as a high school junior or senior, or community college student, have at least a 3.0 grade point average and provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. In addition, graduating students must provide proof of enrollment in higher education.

All materials for the 2016 SCAG Scholarship Program must be postmarked by Friday, April 1, 2016. For more information and to apply online or download an application, please visit the program’s webpage at: www.scag.ca.gov/scholarship. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Houston Laney at laney@scag.ca.gov with the subject line reading "Scholarship." You can also call (213) 236-1906 for more information.

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BOOK SIGNING AND PRESENTATIONS: "IMAGES OF AMERICA: CALABASAS"

“Images of America: Calabasas,” which chronicles the rich history of Calabasas and environs is authored by local historian Cimberly Castellon, with a Foreword from Calabasas Mayor James Bozajian, who also serves as President of the Calabasas-Las Virgenes Historical Society. 

Mark your calendar for the book signing events happening this month:

  • Monday, April 4 at 4:30 p.m.: Book signing event at Calabasas Founders Hall, sponsored by the Calabasas Savvy Seniors.

  •  Saturday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.: Book signing event at the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center (King Gillette Ranch). Take a historical look at Calabasas with the Calabasas-Las Virgenes Historical Society. Join author Cimberly Castellon and Calabasas Mayor James Bozajian as they present a fascinating view of Calabasas, past and present. Cimberly Castellon and Mayor Bozajian will be available to sign their work after the 1.5 hour presentation. This program is free and free parking will be available. Due to limited seating, reservations are required by calling (805) 970-2301 or emailing samo@wnpa.org.

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CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH US!

The City of Calabasas Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Las Virgenes Creek site on Agoura Rd (behind the Starbucks at 26531 Agoura Road) in Calabasas. Over fifty exhibitors from all over Los Angeles County and Ventura County will be participating in the event to help participants take actions that will save them money through efficiency while protecting our planet. The festival is free of charge and the Calabasas Earth Day event will have something of interest for everyone. The festival will also feature numerous children’s activities to teach kids about the environment while they have fun.

Calabasas Earth Day/Green Expo was created to be a day of education, celebration, and action for the natural world in which we live. On April 22, 1970, Earth Day marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Calabasas Earth Day/Green Expo sets a clear example for people and businesses how simple lifestyle changes can make a difference.

For more information, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/earth-day.html or call City Hall at (818) 224-1600. 

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SEE YOU AT THE 19TH ANNUAL CALABASAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL!

Spend the weekend admiring beautiful art, listening to music, and enjoying delicious food! The 19th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival is returning on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1. This beloved community event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Civic Center and Commons in Calabasas. The Fine Arts Festival features over 150 painters, jewelers, potters, sculptors, photographers, glass artists, woodworkers and more. Fine dining restaurants, gourmet food trucks, and live musical performances will round out this wonderful weekend with the arts! Parking and admission are free.

To learn more, visit www.calabasasartscouncil.com/CalabasasFineArtsFestival.htm.

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CITYWIDE SMART IRRIGATION CONTROL SYSTEM HAS REDUCED WATER USAGE BY 32% IN ONE YEAR

In October of 2014, the City of Calabasas completed the Citywide Smart Irrigation Control project. This project was part of a larger irrigation controller replacement project by the City, and effort of neighboring cities within the Malibu Creek Watershed.

Phase one constituted the conversion and consolidation of 58 pre-existing controllers into 52 weather based evapotranspiration smart controllers in all city-owned facilities, street parkways, medians, city parks and freeway interchanges. Phase two constituted a major upgrade and expansion for the reclaiming water irrigation system on Thousand Oaks Boulevard. The new smart controllers installed use cellular technology and a web based central administration system to update automatically, or if desired manually, daily evapotranspiration (ET) or weather data and modifies the watering time as needed per station.

The internet-based system also allows administrators to change, update and upload watering programs at any time and will notify them via phone and/or email when any program changes are made in the field. Controllers can also send out a variety of status notifications such as a burst pipe or sprinkler head break, once maximum set flow rates are exceeded, and then the automatic shutoff valves will be triggered.

The new upgrades were projected to reduce the City’s water usage by 20% by preventing overwatering of the landscaped parks and street medians. After one year of monitoring the new system, the City was able to exceed their expectations and reduce water usage by 32%.

Phase one and two of the Smart Irrigation Control System Project were partially funded by Proposition 84 through the California Department of Water Resources to address water conservation and water quality issues, rebates from the Metropolitan Water District and various city landscape maintenance funds.

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APWA OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS ENTERING AN ENGINEERING/PUBLIC WORKS RELATED MAJOR

The Ventura County Chapter of American Public Works Association (APWA) is offering $500 - $1,500 scholarships for high school students entering college or university in an engineering/public works related major from any high school located within the APWA Ventura Chapter membership region. The region includes cities of Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Westlake Village, and County unincorporated areas.

Applicants must:

- be a 12th grade student and/or graduating high school in the spring or summer of 2016;
- be attending college or university in the fall of 2016;
- be pursuing studies in a public works related field of study.

Examples of public works related fields of study are as follows:

Civil or Structural Engineering Sanitary Engineering Land Surveying
Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Environmental Sciences Urban Planning
Traffic/Transportation Engineering Public Administration Public Management
Geology or Geotechnical Engineering Construction Management Geography
Geographic Information Systems Architectural Sciences  

Please note that not all engineering majors are related to public works (i.e. biomedical engineering, aerospace engineering, and marine engineering). The selection of the scholarships will be based on the academic achievements of the student and his/her expressed interest to pursue a career in a public works related field. To be eligible for consideration for a scholarship, the applicant must complete and submit the application form posted on http://ventura.apwa.net and other required documents listed on the application.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 22, 2016. For questions, please call (818) 224-1680. Scholarships are made possible by the generous contributions of sponsors of the APWA Golf Tournament and members of the Ventura County Chapter of APWA.

The Scholarship Committee sincerely requests that the applicant's counselor or teacher review the scholarship application before submitting them. Applications must complete the application online and mail a printed copy to:
City of Calabasas - Public Works Department
c/o Dr. Alex Farassati
APWA Scholarship Committee
100 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302

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PLANT A TREE FOR ARBOR DAY

Gather the whole family together on Saturday, April 30 and come plant a tree with us! The City of Calabasas will host an Arbor Day Celebration from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Calabasas High School located at 22855 Mulholland Hwy in Calabasas. Kids will be able to participate in planting a tree and there will also be an official tree planting ceremony for all to enjoy. This event is free and residents of all ages are welcome to come out and get involved in helping to create a beautiful and healthy environment. For more information about the Arbor Day Celebration visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/arbor-day.html or call City Hall at (818) 224-1600.

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SAVE A LIFE SUPER SATURDAY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH EXPO

Did you know that one pint of donated blood can save up to three lives? Sign up to donate today at the Blood Drive sponsored by the Rotary Club of Calabasas. The event will be taking place on Saturday, April 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You can sign up at www.calabasasrotary.com.

After you donate, enjoy the FREE Community Health Expo at the Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center hosted by the Conejo Las Virgenes Future Foundation in conjunction with Los Robles Hopsital. The Expo will be from 9:00 a.m. to noon. This will be an interactive health expo for the entire family! Take part in free screenings provided by Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, visit the UCLA Healthy U Zone, participate in the AHCCC Fitness Mashup, and visit over 40 exhibitor booths for giveaways, massages, samples, and assessments. There will also be a free Carotid Artery/Stroke Screening and Thyroid Screening.

Additionally, for those interested in a more thorough workup, a Blood Panel Screening will be offered for just $33. The cost includes a complete blood count, lipid profile, and glucose. Pre-registration is suggested and an 8 hour fast is required. To register and for more information about the Expo, visit www.clvff.org.

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GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY FOR LAS VIRGENES CREEK RESTORATION - PHASE II

The City of Calabasas will host a groundbreaking ceremony for Las Virgenes Creek Restoration Project-Phase II on Wednesday, April 27 on Lost Hills Road. This project is a continuation of the City’s efforts to restore Las Virgenes Creek and it will aid in the stream habitat restoration and fish barrier passage enhancement of Las Virgenes Creek. Along with the restoration of the creek, the project includes a trail system that will run along Las Virgenes Creek. It’s believed that that this trail will be a great boon towards the environmental stewardship of the Las Virgenes Creek and the entirety of the Malibu Creek Watershed. The trail will act as a community fixture that will increase the efficacy and scope of creek clean-up and other environmental events.

Las Virgenes Creek is an important headwaters tributary of Malibu Creek, the largest outfall in the North Santa Monica Bay, and the restoration of Las Virgenes Creek will help improve the quality of water entering our coastal waters while greatly aiding the migration of fish through the creek.

When completed, this project will have restored a significant portion of the natural habitat of Las Virgenes Creek within the City of Calabasas. Besides the obvious benefits of providing habitat safe passage for local native wildlife, the restoration will reduce the effects of urbanization on the local hydrograph, providing for better management of the Malibu Creek and Las Virgenes Creek watersheds.

The City addressed the comments that were received from the public through workshops and incorporated them into the overall design. The project was presented and received support from the Environmental Commission and the Calabasas City Council. This project is being partially funded by DWR Urban Restoration Streams Program, Santa Monica Mountain Restoration Prop 84 Grant and the City of Calabasas General Fund.

Come join the Mayor of Calabasas and members of the City Council on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. on Lost Hills Road for the commencement of Las Virgenes Restoration Project-Phase II. For more information, please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/projects/LasVirgenes-Creek-Restoration.html

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BECOME A VOLUNTEEN THIS SUMMER

Are you looking for something to do this summer? The City of Calabasas Community Services Department is pleased to announce the 2016 Summer VolunTEEN program. We are seeking individuals 13-17 who are interested in volunteering their spare time. Participants will have an opportunity to volunteer during the 8 week program in a variety of activities including: camps, sports programs, and office work at City Hall, Calabasas Pharmacy and much more. The program is designed to give individuals valuable "on the job experience." The program will begin Monday, June 20, 2016 and runs until Friday, August 12, 2016. Applications are currently available at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Rd. in Calabasas. Stop by anytime between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to pick one up. This program has limited space available. There will be a volunteer orientation meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. at de Anza Park. For more information please call Recreation Specialist, Lana Filice at 818-880-6461.

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AT-YOUR-DOOR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE

There is a new service for residents of Calabasas! Do you have unwanted paint? Used batteries? Old TVs? Used motor oil and filters? Old swimming pool chemicals?

Waste Management is now making it easier for Calabasas residents to have their home generated special materials collected safely, easily, and responsibly. Beginning April 1, 2016, the At-Your-Door Special Collection program will provide home pick up service to remove the difficult, sometimes hazardous, and hard-to-recycle items that almost every household accumulates. Through this program, you may request a free home pick up of paint, stain, paint thinner, wood preservative, household cleaners, rust remover, tile/shower cleaner, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), straight fluorescent tubes, motor oil, oil filters, gasoline, automotive fluids, vehicle batteries, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, insecticides, household batteries, televisions, computer monitors, swimming pool chemicals, and more. These unwanted items can be conveniently picked up at your home by simply scheduling a collection. This service is easy-to-use and is available year round!

To schedule a pickup, call 800-449-7587, email atyourdoor@wm.com or go to www.wmatyourdoor.com. You will be given a specific collection date. Then a collection kit with an instruction sheet will be mailed to your home. On your collection date, put out your materials by 7:00 a.m. near your front door area. Do not place these items at the curb, street or in an alleyway. You do not need be home during the collection.

Most of the materials collected through this program are sent for recycling. Help keep the City of Calabasas clean!

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN APRIL

The Library is celebrating the City's 25th Anniversary this month - we hope you can join us! The Calabasas Library, in conjunction with the Calabasas - Las Virgenes Historical Society, will be hosting a series of events for the celebration.

  • On Thursday, April 7, stop by the Calabasas Library at 6:30 p.m. Many of the City's founders will be sharing stories and memories of the incorporation of the City of Calabasas. Mayor Bozajian will serve as Moderator of the event.

  • On Wednesday, April 20, the Film Fanatics Group will be hosting a screening of "Pursued," starring Robert Mitchum and Teresa Wright. It was released in 1947 and filmed in the Calabasas area. Brian Rooney, author of Three Magical Miles will give a presentation on the history of local movie sets.

  • Meet the Fifth Beatle at the Library on Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.! Vince Calandra, who worked at the Ed Sullivan Show and stood in for George Harrison during the show's Beatles' rehearsals, will talk about that historic television event and share rare photographs.

Relieve some stress with a free and relaxing yoga session on Thursday, April 7 and Thursday, April 21 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.

Looking for a book club to join in the new year? Come by the Library! The 2nd Thursday Book Club is a book club for adults. This month's discussion will be on Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind written by Yuval Noah Harari. The club will be meeting on Thursday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m.

The Wednesday Morning Book Club will be meeting on April 20  at 11:00 a.m. The discussion will be on The Big Short written by Michael Lewis. Membership into the book clubs are free, but a valid library card is required to participate.

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, April 2, to share in a unique reading program. Therapy dogs, trained through Paws 4 Healing, will sit (or lie!) and listen while your child experiences the joy of reading aloud. Each child will have 15 minutes to read. Sign-ups begin at 11:00 a.m. and the program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Game Day returns on Wednesday, April 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Children are invited to drop in to play exciting board games that focus on cognitive processing speed. This monthly game series focuses on different learning skills through play.

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 will be meeting this month on Saturday, April 23 at 3:30 p.m. for about one hour. Snacks will be served. 

Do you know a student who needs a little help with homework and studying? The Study Buddies program offers free help to elementary and middle school students. High school students are available to help with homework and work on study skills. They will be at the library between 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays this month.

Peer Counseling is a tutoring program for 9th through 12th graders on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Drop in to get help with math, English, or the latest school project.

The Love to Learn Tutoring program is a targeted to elementary school age children and is available on Saturday, April 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Viewpoint Advanced Placement and Honors high school students are available to help with homework and study skills.

Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/calendar/library/2016/april.html for a list of all Library events this month.

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SIGN UP FOR R2H SUMMER SPORT CAMP

Sign up to be a part of an amazing sports camp that consists of fun games and activities such as basketball, super soccer, baseball, dynamite, Matt ball Dr. Dodgeball, capture the flag, rock climbing, and more! R2H places a strong emphasis on organized game structure, fundamentals, teamwork and most importantly, sportsmanship. Camp runs from June 20 to August 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. Register at www.ahccc.org or contact brandon@ahccc.org for more information. Participants will need to bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch from the food truck. Athletic apparel is required.

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CALABASAS NAMED 15TH SAFEST CITY IN CALIFORNIA

A recent study conducted by BackgroundCheck.org has named Calabasas the 15th Safest City in California. The study ranked the safest towns in the state based on FBI violent crime stats and propriety research data. For a complete list of the top 50 safest cities in this study, visit http://backgroundchecks.org/50-safest-cities-in-california-2016.html.

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REGISTER TODAY FOR SUMMER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Don't miss out - registration for Summer Youth Basketball League is now available online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofcalabasasrec or onsite at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road in Calabasas. Sign-ups for boys and girls ages 5-15 are ongoing until divisions are full. League play runs June 18 to August 12, 2016. Players who did not play in City of Calabasas 2016 Winter Basketball League will need to get evaluated to be placed onto a team. Player Evaluations are on Saturday, May 7 at the A.C. Stelle Middle School gym. Please check evaluation schedule at www.cityofcalabasas.com/recreation.html. League fee is $155 which includes full uniform. For more information please contact de Anza Park at 818-880-6461.

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"DON'T WATER WEEK" - APRIL 5 - 11

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) customers are being asked to observe “Don’t Water Week” during the period of April 5 – 11. Repairs to the Metropolitan Water District’s lines to the region will cut off LVMWD’s main water supply. Instead, the District will rely on water stored at Las Virgenes Reservoir in Westlake Village, and a low-volume connection to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for customers throughout the District’s 122 square mile service area.

LVMWD General Manager David W. Pedersen said, “During the Metropolitan shutdown, we anticipate having adequate supplies and pressure for everyday indoor needs. However, irrigation places a demand on the system that we can temporarily curtail to ensure a margin of operating safety.”

Mr. Pedersen emphasized the shutdown has no connection to the drought, saying that Metropolitan’s actions are for technical and maintenance reasons. “The reservoir in Westlake Village is a backup supply that exists for this very purpose. If everyone stops irrigating during the shutdown period, we’ll be just fine.”

Recycled water customers are also requested to curtail usage during the shutdown. “If we have excessive demand for recycled water, we must supplement that system with potable water, which we would rather avoid,” Mr. Pedersen said.

LVMWD recommends customers irrigate prior to the shutdown and after the connection to Metropolitan is restored. If light watering is necessary to sustain new or sensitive plantings, brief hand watering with a hose is the recommended method. For more information, visit www.lvmwd.com.

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CALABASAS KLUBHOUSE FUNDRAISER AT CORNER BAKERY

Give yourself a break from cooking on Wednesday, April 27  while supporting the Calabasas Klubhouse Preschool! Corner Bakery in Calabasas will be donating 15% of your purchases that day to the school. The only requirement is that this flyer must be printed presented at the time of purchase. Corner Bakery is located at 4776 Commons Way in Calabasas and the fundraiser will run form 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on April 27. For information on the fundraiser or the Calabasas Klubhouse Preschool, visit www.creeksideklubhouse.com or call (818) 222-9791.

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TRAIN YOUR DOG TO AVOID RATTLESNAKES

Did you  know that domestic dogs do not know the danger of poisonous snakes and 15,000 dogs may be bitten by them every year? Fortunately, dogs can be taught to associate the smell of live rattlesnakes as well as alert owners to the danger as well. Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) will be hosting a Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs on Friday, April 29, Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1. The training clinic will be led by expert Fred Presson of High on Kennels. Mr. Presson has many years of experience training dogs to avoid rattlesnakes. The training process is repeated several times to assure that your dog will understand the sight, smell and sound of a rattlesnake.

Training will be held at Headwaters Corner Masson House, 23075 Mulholland Hwy in Calabasas. Each session takes approximately one hour which includes check-in and training. There is a fee of $75. Space is limited and reservations are required. Register online at www.mountainstrust.acuityscheduling.com. For more information, call MRT at (818) 591-1701.

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SAVVY SENIORS - APRIL 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:

Membership Drive for Calabasas Senior Center Begins! A great opportunity for Calabasas residents takes place on Monday, April 18 when the Membership Drive for our new Calabasas Senior Center begins. Construction is almost completed on the two-story, 9500 square foot, Gold Leed certified building, located behind City Hall and the Calabasas Library.

Membership is open to all Calabasas residents, ages 50 years+, through a simple application process. Seniors are invited to make an appointment by calling Juan Bautista de Anza Park at (818) 880-6461 and schedule the date and time to come to de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road in Calabasas. During the scheduled appointment time, you will fill out the membership application with a staff member. Please bring a current utility bill as proof of residency.

Membership fees for residents are $100.00 per year for an individual, and $125.00 per year for a couple. Benefits of membership will include: priority registration for classes and excursions, access to designated free lectures, unlimited access to the center during open hours, six guest passes per year, and the ability to rent the facility at a reduced rate. Membership will begin when the Senior Center officially opens, which is expected to be in July. Initially, the Senior Center hours of operation will be Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Since last year’s groundbreaking ceremony on June 30, seniors have been eagerly anticipating the completion of their building. Early this summer, the Calabasas Senior Center will be ready for classes, a variety of activities and clubs, and a central meeting place to engage with other seniors. Please call (818) 880-6461 to schedule your appointment to visit De Anza Park, fill out your membership application, and be among the first Calabasas residents to become members of the Calabasas Senior Center.

For information on the Savvy Seniors program, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/savvy-seniors.html.

E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

The City of Calabasas organizes two free monthly electronic waste collection events. On the first Saturday of the month (April 2, 2016), 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 (April 16, 2016) at the El Camino 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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LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS

The PAECs - Calabasas & Agoura Hills

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:
Preview, Eye on the Arts

This CTV program highlights arts and culture in our creative community.  Each episode, host Laureen Morick, Calabasas Arts Council Director, visits with various artists. Morick occasionally goes out on location to artists' studios, their kitchens, museums and even out to art festivals.

The show covers a variety of artistic talents beyond the conventional water colors and oil paintings.  Morick ventures into the field of unique metal, wood and ceramic works, as well as musicians, clothing, chefs & their culinary creations, landscapers, architects and many other members of our local, creative and cultural community.  A fun show you don't want to miss!

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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.

That’s all for this month.

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