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FEBRUARY 2016 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY  
YOUR CITY, YOUR ISSUES: CALABASAS CITY MANAGER TONY COROALLES
DESIGN THE NEW CALABASAS LIBRARY CARD
CITY OF CALABASAS STUDENT COMMISSIONER DOES HEROIC ACT AND SAVES NEIGHBOR FROM FIRE
WILDLIFE CROSSING PUBLIC WORKSHOP
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR CITYWIDE CATCH  BASIN CURB SCREEN PROJECT
LIBRARY EVENTS IN FEBRUARY
GET YOUR TICKETS TO THE CALABASAS SPECIAL SPEAKER SERIES
APPLY TO BE AN EARTH DAY/GREEN EXPO EXHIBITOR
BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT
HELP US PREPARE FOR THE CITY'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY 
RESIDENTS NOW FREE TO MANAGE IRRIGATION USING WATER BUDGET GUIDELINES
REGISTER FOR CERT CLASSES
SAVVY SENIORS - FEBRUARY UPDATES
PREPARING FOR EL NINO
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STUDENTS' WATER CONSERVATION ARTWORK DISPLAYS
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNTIES AT MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

DATES TO REMEMBER

February 2016 1 - 2 - Water Conservation Artwork Displays

6 - E-Waste Collection


6 - Behind the Scenes Tour of Wastewater Treatment

10 -  City Council Meeting

15 - Presidents' Day
(City Hall Closed)

19 - Calabasas Special Speaker Series: Dr. Bob Goldberg

20 - E-Waste Collection


23 - Deadline to Submit Card Design to Calabasas Library

24 - City Council Meeting

25 - Wildlife Crossing Public Workshop


March 2016 3 - CERT Classes Begin 

5 -
E-Waste Collection

6 - Daylight Saving Time Begins - 2:00 a.m.

9 - City Council Meeting


11 - Calabasas Special Speaker Series: Gil Garcetti

12 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

19 - E-Waste Collection


23 - City Council Meeting


YOUR CITY, YOUR ISSUES: CALABASAS CITY MANAGER TONY COROALLES TALKS ABOUT THE CITY'S UPCOMING PROJECTS & PROPOSED DEVELOPMENTS


DESIGN THE NEW CALABASAS LIBRARY CARD!


CALABASAS SPECIAL SPEAKER SERIES: DR. BOB GOLDBERG
FEBRUARY 19



HELP US PREPARE FOR THE CITY'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY
 


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YOUR CITY, YOUR ISSUES: CALABASAS CITY MANAGER TONY COROALLES

On the latest episode of "Your City, Your Issues" on CTV, Calabasas City Manager Tony Coroalles sits down to talk with host Laura Nickerson about the City's upcoming projects and proposed developments, particularly those on the west side of Calabasas. The interview can be seen this week on CTV3 at the following times:

Monday, February 1 at 4:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 2 at 4:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, February 4 at 4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 5 at 9:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 6 at 5:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Sunday February 7 at 9:30 a.m. & 8:00 p.m.

For additional CTV3 playback times, check out the CTV Guide at http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/ctv/ctv-guide.html. The show can also be seen on the City YouTube channel at http://alturl.com/xrjtu.

You can read a recent The Acorn newspaper interview with Mr. Coroalles on the subject of development and projects in the City at www.theacorn.com/news/2015-12-03/Front_Page/City_manager_addresses_new_hotels_in_Calabasas.html.

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DESIGN THE NEW CALABASAS LIBRARY CARD

Calabasas is turning 25 this year and the Library wants to celebrate by having YOU design the new library card! The contest is open to children and teens between the ages of 5-17 and adults of all ages. There will be two designs chosen, one from each age category. Entries will be accepted until February 23. The winning designs will be announced on March 2.

For contest rules and to obtain an entry form, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/library.html or stop by the Calabasas Library during business hours.

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CITY OF CALABASAS STUDENT COMMISSIONER DOES HEROIC ACT AND SAVES NEIGHBOR FROM FIRE

Justin Greenwald, a seventeen year old Calabasas resident who serves as a student member on the Calabasas Environmental Commission and attends Calabasas High School, is being hailed as a hometown hero after rescuing his neighbor from a fire in the community of Calabasas Village. His neighbor, 82 year old Ron Lallone, was asleep in his home on November 29 when it caught on fire and a propane tank subsequently exploded. Justin saw the flames and ran to help. He knocked out a window and rescued Lallone. While Justin did have glass in his feet from running outside barefoot, both men escaped without major injuries. 

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WILDLIFE CROSSING PUBLIC WORKSHOP

The City of Calabasas will be hosting a free public workshop on Thursday, February 25, 2016 titled Wildlife Crossing: How Will it Benefit You, Your Business and the City? The Workshop will be held at Founders Hall (200 Civic Center Way) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wildlife crossings are structures that allow for animals to safely migrate over highways without the risk of accidents. The crossings also connect habitats which in turn provides animals with more resources. Several guests will be attending the workshop including:

  • Dr. Seth Riley of the National Parks Service (NPS)

  • Dr. Joel Shulman of Poison Free Malibu

  • Erika Reppun of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

  • Debbie Sharpton of the Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT)

These speakers will provide information on the benefits of wildlife crossings and how it can positively impact our community.

Organizations that are interested in attending the forum and educating the public with information on wildlife are being offered a free table at the event. Interested organizations can call the City of Calabasas Environmental Services Department at (818) 224-1600 to reserve a booth. Come join us and help raise awareness on this important issue.

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RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR CITYWIDE CATCH  BASIN CURB SCREEN PROJECT

On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, the City of Calabasas along with Mayor James R. Bozajian hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in order to celebrate the completion of the Citywide Catch Basin Curb Screen Project. Several council members, representatives from Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, City employees, the G2 construction team and Sarah Tamor from Senator Pavley’s office joined us in celebrating the completion of this remarkable project.

The project involved the installation of over 3,000 screens and nearly 1,200 catch basins across Calabasas. The project was completed in 2 phases. Phase I, funded thru Prop 84 administered by the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, consisted of 156 full capture screens. The project was for the west side of Calabasas within Las Virgenes Creek watershed. Phase II was financed under the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 and administered by the State of California, Department of Water Resources. It consisted of all remaining catch basins within the city boundaries.

The curb screens, also known as Automatic Retractable Screens (ARS), are made out of stainless steel and are designed to open with heavy rainfall. They will prevent trash, debris, sediment, and vegetation from entering the storm drain and eventually polluting creeks, rivers, and beaches. Debris that does not enter the storm drains will be picked up by the street sweepers during their routine clean up. During the recent rainfall, the screens proved to be effective, improving the quality of creeks, rivers and beaches in the process.
With the implementation of this project, the City of Calabasas is now in compliance with another requirement of the Clean Water Act; the trash Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for both LA River and Malibu Creek watersheds. In addition, the screens will increase the water quality of our creeks, rivers and beaches.

During the ceremony, the Mayor presented the City’s contractor, G2 construction with an award that recognized their commitment to enhance the environment as demonstrated by completing the Citywide Catch Basin Curb Screen Project which promotes environmental stewardship in the City of Calabasas.

Sarah Tamor presented the City of Calabasas with a certificate of recognition for its commitment to environmental quality from Senator Fran Pavley.

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN FEBRUARY

If you enjoy having fun, you won't want to miss our February events at the Library!

Elementary school age kids are invited to a Fun Fair on Saturday, February 20! Stop by between noon and 4:00 p.m. for games, food, prizes, a fundraiser...and of course, fun! Admission is free. However, feel free to bring a bag of children's book donations to exchange for a prize! Stick around after the Fun Fair to enjoy a Family Movie Night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Library will be staying open after hours so families can watch Monsters, Inc., eat pizza, snacks, popcorn, and drinks. Movie entrance is free, but food and beverages will cost just $1 each. All ages are welcome but children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. These events are sponsored by the Friends of the Calabasas Library. Proceeds go to the Calabasas Teen Library Council, National Honor Society of Calabasas High School, and other teen clubs.

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, February 6, 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.

Elementary school age kids are invited to drop in anytime on Wednesday, February 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Game Day and to Make a Brushbot! Play exciting board games that focus on cognitive processing speed. Also, come and learn what a brushbot is!  Kids will build and race a simple brushbot while learning about basic electronics.

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, February 27 at 3:30 p.m. for about one hour. Snacks will be served. 

Adults - did you get a tablet of iPad for the holidays but don't know how to read e-books on it yet? Are you tired of going on vacation and losing that library book? E-books are here to stay and we want to help you learn about them! Bring your devices in on Tuesday, February 23 at 1:00 p.m. for a lecture and personal help. This class is designed to help you learn more about e-books and other digital products here at the Library.

Relieve some stress with a free and relaxing yoga session on Thursday, February 4 and Thursday, February 18 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 book discussion will be on Room, written by Emma Donoghue. The club will be meeting on Thursday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m.

The Wednesday Morning Book Club will be meeting on February 17 at 11:00 a.m. The discussion will be on A Moveable Feast written by Ernest Hemingway. Membership into the book clubs are free, but a valid library card is required to participate.

Are you a film fanatic? Join the club! This month's meeting will be on Wednesday, February 17 at 6:00 p.m. The movie will be The Sky's the Limit starring Fred Astaire and Joan Leslie. There will be an informal talk about the life of Joan Leslie by a family member immediately following the movie. Patrons are welcome to bring a dinner.

Don't forget - submit your library card design by February 23. For details and rules, click here.

Please note that in addition to regularly scheduled closures, the Library will also be closed Sunday, February 14 in observance of Presidents' Day.

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

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GET YOUR TICKETS TO THE SECOND ANNUAL CALABASAS SPEAKER SERIES

Attention Savvy Seniors - The 2nd Annual Calabasas Special Speaker Series continues this month! Get your tickets by visiting www.cityofcalabasas.com/speaker-series.html. Remaining speakers in the series are:

DR. BOB GOLDBERG - February 19, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
“Seeds of Hope: Genetics & the Future of Agriculture”
As the Earth’s population increases, the supply of food and water is not keeping pace. Science fiction stories often tell of food wars and corporate monopolies of water sources, but will fiction turn to reality in the coming decades? Dr. Goldberg will discuss this impending crisis from a historical, current and future viewpoint, with an emphasis on how genetics will affect our future food supply. CODE: 8500.102

GIL GARCETTI - March 11, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
“The Elusive Nature of Beauty - From D.A. to Photographer”
"What's next?" That's the question we all ask ourselves when we retire and our day job comes to an end. After 32 years with the L.A. County District Attorney's Office, Mr. Garcetti admits that the voters basically said: "Why don't you go and find something else to do?" When he chose to photograph beauty, he became an inspiration to the idea that following one's passion can make each of us and the world a better place. CODE: 8500.103

The price is $20 per single speaking engagement. All speeches begin at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.) at Founders Hall, 200 Civic Center Way in Calabasas. Each speaking engagement will be followed by coffee, desserts, and conversation with the guest speaker. Please note that on-line purchasing ends 14 days prior to each related speaking engagement or until the engagement is sold out. Tickets will be mailed to purchaser or held at Will-Call.

For additional information contact Aimee Haber at ahaber@cityofcalabasas.com or call 818-224-1600.

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APPLY TO BE AN EARTH DAY/GREEN EXPO EXHIBITOR

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.

The City of Calabasas invites public agencies, non-profit organizations and private companies that provide green services or products to participate in this event. Each exhibitor will be provided with a 6-foot long table to set up their educational and promotional materials. A large turnout of Calabasas and local residents are expected for this event; nearly 2,000 people visited the 2015 Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo. This is a great opportunity to educate the public on the benefits of being “green”, on sustainability, energy conservation, and ways they can help the environment.

For a 2016 Earth Day/Green Expo Exhibitor Application, contact Alba Lemus at (818) 224-1677 or alemus@cityofcalabasas.com. Exhibitor applications are due by Friday, April 1, 2016.

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BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT

Have you ever wondered what happens to your wastewater? Or curious about where your drinking water comes from? The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) is offering a Behind the Scenes Tour of Wastewater Treatment on Saturday, February 6. The tour will go from 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to learn about the journey of your drinking water, watershed stewardship, the process of wastewater reclamation, water conservation, and the composting process. To register, visit www.lvmwd.com/quarterlytours.

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HELP US PREPARE FOR THE CITY'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY

April 5, 2016 will mark the 25th anniversary of cityhood for the City of Calabasas. Events and activities are being planned for the community and as we look back at the history of our City, we want to hear from YOU! Do you have interesting historic stories and photos of Calabasas that you are willing to share for the celebration? Please send them to:

City of Calabasas
Attention: Deborah Steller
100 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302
dsteller@cityofcalabasas.com

We will post upcoming events and activities to the www.cityofcalabasas.com/25th.html as Calabasas prepares to turn 25! To learn more about the history of our City, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/history.html and www.cityofcalabasas.com/dates.html.

RESIDENTS NOW FREE TO MANAGE IRRIGATION USING WATER BUDGET GUIDELINES

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) Board of Directors has lifted the one-day-per-week irrigation restriction. Instead, under the District’s “Water Budget” billing structure that took effect at the beginning of the year, LVMWD customers may now select their own watering day(s) and duration, while recognizing the need to continue conservation during the ongoing drought emergency. However, all other drought restrictions remain in place, including prohibitions on runoff and watering between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The revised policy applies to properties irrigated with potable or recycled water.

The new rate structure applies individual monthly water budgets to each customer. Included is an indoor use allocation of 55 gallons per person per day and an allowance for outdoor use based on the amount of irrigated area and local weather, which means less water allocated in the cooler months and more during warmer weather. A penalty of as much as five dollars per billing unit (100 cubic feet) applies for wasteful water use, in addition to the cost of water.

To familiarize customers with their individual monthly budget allocations, an online calculator is available at: www.LVMWD.com/MyWaterBudget. The web page will project an individual household’s water budget through May. Customers will also receive their forward-looking water budget with each service bill beginning in this month.

REGISTER FOR CERT CLASSES

Save the date - CERT classes begin Thursday, March 3! The County of Los Angeles Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training was developed through FEMA to provide basic fire safety and life saving skills. Following a major disaster, police, fire and medical professionals may not be able to meet the demand for emergency medical attention. Residents and neighbors may need to rely upon one another to help with immediate life saving needs, particularly in isolated neighborhoods that may be cut off from the main roads. The CERT classes will teach you how to prepare and respond in these scenarios.

Classes will be held at the Calabasas Founders Hall (behind the library) on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., March 3 through April 21. There is no charge for the classes but all sessions must be attended in order to receive a certificate of completion. If you need to miss a class, that class can be made up at a later time.

To register, call (818) 224-1620 or sign up online at www.fire.lacounty.gov/cert.

SAVVY SENIORS - JANUARY 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:

Join other Savvy Seniors and members of the Calabasas community at the 2nd Annual Special Speakers Series. This month's speaker will be Dr. Bob Goldberg. He will be talking about the “Seeds of Hope: Genetics and the Future of Agriculture” on Friday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Founders Hall. A Q&A with Dr. Goldberg and refreshments will follow the talk. Tickets are $20 each, and can be purchased at the reception desk in the lobby of City Hall or by calling (818) 880-6461.

Construction on the new senior center, behind City Hall and the Library, continues on schedule. The projected month for the opening of the center is June.

Many classes listed in the winter Calabasas Recreation Brochure run through March. If the classes you registered for are now complete, take a look at the brochure again, and perhaps you’ll find some new or additional classes of interest. You can still register for classes online, using Active Net, or by calling (818) 880-6461.

Thinking ahead, the Spring Savvy Senior Luncheon will take place on March 17 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, from noon to 2:00 p.m. Singer and actor Bill A. Jones will entertain, singing standards, jazz and swing in the style of Fran Sinatra, Dean Martin, Michael Buble, Bobby Darin and others. The Registration Code for the luncheon is 7100.101 and the fee is $27 for a catered luncheon, entertainment, and a chance to socialize with others in your classes and the community.

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

PREPARING FOR EL NINO

Are you prepared for El Nino? El Nino is a climate cycle in the Pacific Ocean with a global impact on weather patterns. With El Nino storms estimated to be their strongest in years, agencies throughout Los Angeles County are getting ready. Here are 15 ways for you to prepare:

1. Clean out your rain gutters and downspouts. Clean all of them before it rains, then check and clean them after the first rain. Leaves and debris from your roof may have accumulated in rain gutters after the rain. Make sure your rain gutters aren’t damaged. 
2. Fix any leaks before it starts to rain. Check your roof for any trouble areas.
3. Invest in an emergency generator. Think about a portable generator or permanent standby generator that comes on automatically when the power goes out.
4. Check any decks and balconies. Make sure water flows away from your walls and foundation.
5. If your crawl space, garage or basement could be flooded, think of installing a sump pump. El Nino rains can cause water to gather where you normally don’t find it.
6. Have an arborist check your trees. Trees may look fine, but can be weak. Wet branches weigh more and they can break.
7. If you live on a hill or below a hill, talk to your neighbors. Drainage from your yard may cause water to damage your neighbor’s house. Your neighbor’s drainage may flood your home.
8. Store your outdoor patio furniture or securely cover it. Put your potted plants in a covered area. Too much water and rain can damage them.
9. Know where your sprinkler controller is located. Learn how to turn off your automatic sprinklers. You may not need to water for weeks or months.
10. Talk to your insurance agent about purchasing flood insurance. Even though you may not live in a flood area, flood insurance may protect you from mud and water damage losses. Flood damages are not usually covered by homeowner’s insurance. Click here to learn more about flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.
11. Plan what you will do if water starts to infiltrate your home. Have sandbags and plywood on hand to divert water away from your home.
12. Check the lights in your car, headlights, brake lights, turn signals and emergency flashers.
13. Replace your windshield wipers. You don’t need wait until it’s raining to realize you should have changed the wipers.
14. Have your mechanic check your car’s tires. Check for tread wear and proper inflation. Both can be the cause of serious accidents in the rain.
15. How old is your car battery? Ask your mechanic to check it as it may be better to replace it before it fails in the rain.

For more information about El Nino and ways that you can prepare, visit www.lacounty.gov/elnino. And don't forget - in the event of an emergency, be sure to tune in to 1630 AM, Calabasas Radio!

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STUDENTS' WATER CONSERVATION ARTWORK DISPLAYS

A traveling display of artworks submitted by students across Southern California interpreting the theme, “Water is Life” will be exhibited at Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) Headquarters, 4232 Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas, through February 2 during regular business hours.

The artworks were selected for display from thousands submitted to the 2015 annual student art contest conducted by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, of which LVMWD is a member agency. Free wall calendars featuring some of the artworks will also be available. For more information, visit www.lvmwd.com.

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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 (February 6, 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 (February 20, 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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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST

Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) is a non-profit land trust dedicated to preserving natural land in the Santa Monica Mountains through restoration, education and land acquisition. Founded in 1981, MRT collaborates with government agencies in an ongoing effort to maintain a cooperative relationship between urbanization and native land.

There are some great opportunities to get involved with MRT this month! To register for any of these events, please sign up by visiting www.mountainstrust.org. Many of the opportunities do offer community service credits.

Saturday, February 6, 8:45 a.m.: Habitat Restoration in the Cold Creek Valley Preserve
Help weed, water, and mulch native plants for a restoration project in the Cold Creek Valley Preserve. Bring a snack, water, and wear sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided.  Reservations are required. Call (818) 591-1701, extension 203 for more information.

Saturday, February 6, 9:30 a.m.: 1st Saturday Walk at Cold Creek Valley Preserve
Savor a winter walk-about along a streamside trail. Enjoy walking through the oak woodlands to a gently rolling chaparral basin below craggy sandstone peaks. Walkers will meet at Lower Stunt High Trail. Call (818) 591-9363 for more information.

Sunday, February 7, 8:45 a.m.: Return of the Oak Woodlands at Malibu Creek State Park
Help our native oak habitat in the state park. Bring a hat, water, snack and wear sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Reservations are required. Call (818) 591-1701, extension 203 for more information.

Saturday, February 13, 9:00 a.m.: Lower Topanga Canyon Restoration at Topanga State Park
Help plant, weed, and water to restore native habitat. Bring a hat, water, snack, and wear sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Reservations are required. For more information, call (818) 591-1701, extension 203.

Saturday,  February 13, 9:00 a.m.: Potrero Creek Restoration at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa
Help plant, weed, and water native oaks and other native plants in a new restoration site at Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbery Park. Meet at W. Potrero Road and Briar Avenue. Bring a hat, water, snack, and wear sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Reservations are required. For more information, call (818) 591-1701, extension 203.

Saturday, February 20, 8:30 a.m.: La Sierra Native Plant Restoration in the Santa Monica Mountains
Meet in the Peter Strauss Ranch parking lot to carpool to restoration sites. Bring a hat, water, snack and wear study shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Reservations are required. Call (818) 591-1701, extension 203 for more information.

Sunday, February 21, 8:45 a.m.: Weed War - White Oak Farm at Malibu Creek State Park
Join MRT, TreePeople, and the California Native Plant Society to revisit restoration sties so beautifully planted in past years. See the growth of a natural ecosystem of natives in what was once a field of fire-prone weeds. Bring a hat, snack, water, and wear sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Reservations are required. Call (818) 591-1701, extension 203 for more information.

Saturday February 27, 8:45 a.m.: Beach & Stream Habitat Restoration at Leo Carillo State Park
Leo Carillo is home to several plant and animal species that are struggling to thrive in an area that is overrun with invasive, non-native plants. Let's clear the way so these creatures can thrive! Bring water, snack, and wear sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Reservations are required. Call (818) 591-1701, extension 203 for more information.

To learn more about Mountains Restorations Trust and to make reservations, visit www.mountainstrust.org.

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LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS

Conejo Players Theatre - Thousand Oaks

Madrid Theatre - Canoga Park

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
- Thousand Oaks

Valley Performing Arts Center - Northridge

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WHAT'S ON CTV?
Watch it on CTV
Author's Night
Calabasas, A Living History
Calabasas Teen Forum
City News
City Spotlight
Library Bound
Library Specials
Preview, Eye on the Arts
Pumpkin Patch Storytime
Special Events
The Buzz
Your City, Your Issues

Be sure to tune in to CTV on cable channel 3 in Calabasas (check the CTV Guide for playback days and times), through live online web-streaming, or watch any meeting or TV program on demand through the CTV archive. CTV programming is also available on the Calabasas3 YouTube Channel

THIS MONTH'S FEATURED PROGRAM:
YOUR CITY, YOUR ISSUES: CITY MANAGER, TONY COROALLES - WEST SIDE DEVELOPMENT  

In this episode of Your City, Your Issues, host Laura Nickerson talks with Calabasas City Manager, Tony Coroalles, discussing the City's upcoming project and construction plans, specifically the West side's proposed developments.

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

City Hall will be closed Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of Presidents' Day.

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

That’s all for this month.

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