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DATES TO REMEMBER
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY  
2016 CALABASAS RECYCLING AWARENESS CALENDAR IS NOW AVAILABLE
CITY OF CALABASAS IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM
STORM DRAIN CATCH BASIN CURB SCREEN PROJECT
COMMUNITY MEETING TO DISCUSS PARK PRIORITIES
LIBRARY EVENTS IN JANUARY
GET YOUR TICKETS TO THE CALABASAS SPECIAL SPEAKER SERIES
AMATEUR HAM RADIO STUDY & EXAM SESSION
YOU ARE INVITED TO CALABINGO
FUN AND FIT TUMBLER CLASS
WILDLIFE CROSSING PUBLIC WORKSHOP
HELP US PREPARE FOR THE CITY'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY 
SAVVY SENIORS - JANUARY UPDATES
PREPARING FOR EL NINO
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

January 2016 1 - New Year's Day (City Hall Closed & Library)

2 - E-Waste Collection

9 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

9 - Free Tumbler Class for Kids

11 - Community Meeting to Discuss Park Priorities

13 - City Council Meeting

16 - E-Waste Collection

17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Observed) -
(Library Closed)

18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
(City Hall Closed)

20 - Special Meeting - City Council Workshop

23 - Lulzbolt 3D Printer Demonstration at the Library

27 - City Council Meeting


29 - Calabasas Special Speaker Series: Dr. Elliot Engel

31 - CalaBINGO

February 2016 6 - E-Waste Collection

10 -  City Council Meeting

15 - Presidents' Day
(City Hall Closed)

19 - Calabasas Special Speaker Series: Dr. Bob Goldberg

20 - E-Waste Collection


24 - City Council Meeting

25 - Wildlife Crossing Public Workshop


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2016 CALABASAS COMMUNITY RECYCLING AWARENESS CALENDAR IS NOW AVAILABLE

The winners have been announced! Be sure to get pick up your 2016 Calabasas Community Recycling Awareness Calendar to see the winning drawings from youth in the community.

This year’s theme was “Recycling at school means...” and the City received over 1,200 entries! Forty-five Calabasas teachers turned in classroom packets of drawings. Participating teachers each received a $50 gift certificate for their classroom.

The Calabasas Environmental Commission selected fourteen drawings to include in the City’s 2016 calendar. 5,000 copies of the calendar have been distributed to schools and they are also available at all city facilities for free. Each winner made a statement during last month's Environmental Commission meeting. The winners were awarded a $25 gift certificate.

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CITY OF CALABASAS IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM

The City of Calabasas utilizes Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to provide housing rehabilitation and public service programs to serve the needs of its low and moderate income residents. Participation is based on income eligibility limitations and additional program requirements. Assistance is provided only for Calabasas residents and properties. Funding is limited, and provided on a first come, first served basis.

Residential Rehabilitation Program: The Residential Rehabilitation program provides financial assistance for the repair of single family residential properties, including mobile homes on permanent foundations. Funds are available for direct grants starting at $7,500, and deferred zero percent interest loans of up to $15,000, depending upon housing type and needs. A wide range of exterior and interior repairs are eligible for funding including plumbing, electrical, roofing, HVAC, ADA ramps and upgrades.

To obtain additional information and application materials, please contact John Bingham, Senior Management Analyst at (818) 224-1663, jbingham@cityofcalabasas.com, or Residential Rehabilitation Program Consultant, Michael Neal, (818) 224-1660 or (909) 261-2770, mneal@mbakerintl.com.

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STORM DRAIN CATCH BASIN CURB SCREEN PROJECT

The City of Calabasas is now in compliance with a mandate regarding trash Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for both LA River and Malibu Creek watersheds. The City’s contractor was able to retrofit over one thousand catch basins throughout the city including gated communities, commercial properties, and educational institutions.

The curb screens, also known as Automatic Retractable Screens (ARS), are made out of stainless steel and are designed to open with heavy rainfall. The curb screens will prevent trash, debris, sediment, and vegetation from entering the storm drain and eventually polluting creeks, rivers, and beaches. All the debris that does not enter the storm drains will be picked up by the street sweepers during their routine clean up.

This project was financed under the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 administered by State of California, Department of Water Resources. The cooperation of the residents and businesses has been greatly appreciated. A special thanks to G2 Construction Inc. for all their hard work. If there are any issues with the screens or any questions please contact the City’s Environmental Services Division at (818) 224-1600.

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COMMUNITY MEETING TO DISCUSS PARK PRIORITIES

Does your family play sports, like to swim, or enjoy spending time outside? Parks are critical for healthy, thriving, engaged communities, and we want to hear what's important to you! There will be a community meeting on Monday, January 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Calabasas City Hall to create a list of park priorities for the community. Let us know where you would like to see new parks or recreation facilities, and which open space is most important to you. If you feel any of the existing parks need repair or expansion, or if you have an opinion as to what type of recreation is most needed, we want to hear about it. This is your chance to help direct park funding for the next decade! For more information, contact Jeff Rubin, Director of Community Services, at jrubin@cityofcalabasas.com.

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN DECEMBER

Make a resolution to visit the Library in 2016! We have a lot of great things planned for visitors of all ages.

Join Karilyn Steward, Librarian, on Saturday, January 23 anytime from noon to 3:00 p.m. for a live demonstration of a Lulzbot 3D mini printer! Learn how this new technology is changing the way new products are being created. 3D printing is a process for making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. Find out how you can start making your own 3D designs with free tools across the web. All ages are welcome - bring the entire family!

Relieve your holiday stress by taking a free and relaxing yoga session on Thursday, January 7 and Thursday, January 31 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 Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania, written by Erik Larson. The club will be meeting on Thursday, January 14 at 6:00 p.m.

The Wednesday Morning Book Club will be meeting on December 16 at 11:00 a.m. The discussion will be on Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, written by Jon Meacham. 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, January 20 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring a dinner.

Elementary school age kids are invited to Game Day at the Library on Wednesday, January 13! Stop in anytime between 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. to play exciting board games that focus on cognitive processing speed.  Game Day is hosted by The Play with a Purpose Initiative. While you there, take a peek at the 3D printer! A Librarian will be demonstrating how a Lulzbot 3D mini printer works.

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, January 23 at 3:30 p.m. for about one hour. Snacks will be served. 

Tutoring returns in 2016! Elementary and middle school students can receive free help with homework through the Study Buddies program at the Library. High-school students will be available to help with assignments and study skills. The program runs most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Calabasas Library meeting room.

The Love to Learn Tutoring Program for elementary school age children will be taking place on Saturday, January 30 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Viewpoint Advanced Placement and Honors high school students will be available to help with assignments and study skills.

Do you know a high-school student preparing for finals? Make sure they  know about the Open Room at the Library. The multi-purpose room will be open for studying on Saturday, January 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, January 19 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, January 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Students may bring in food and drink.

Please note that in addition to regularly scheduled closures, the Library will also be closed Friday, January 1 and Sunday, January 17. Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/calendar/library/2016/january.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 begins this month! Get your tickets by visiting www.cityofcalabasas.com/speaker-series.html.

DR. ELLIOT ENGEL - January 29, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
“The Dickens Nobody Knows”
Once again, by popular demand, Professor Elliot Engel starts off our Special Speaker Series taking us on a delightful and interesting journey tracing the life of Dickens from childhood to the pinnacle of his success as a writer. Dr. Engel will show us how Dickens invented the soap opera, revolutionized British fiction, and became one of the first writer entrepreneurs. CODE: 8500.101

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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AMATEUR HAM RADIO STUDY & EXAM SESSION

The public is invited to attend a one-day Amateur Ham Radio Study and Exam Session for an Entry Level FCC License. The one-day session will take place on Sunday, January 17 at the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is a $75.00 class fee which includes a meal, exam fee and two follow-up classes. The follow-up classes will be held on January 24 and January 31. There are no books to purchase. Enrollment is limited, so sign up today! To register, mail a check to N. Goodwin, 22287 Mulholland Highway, #162, Calabasas, CA 91302 or pay via PayPal or credit card at http://hamclass.goodkin.net. Be sure to include your name, class date, e-mail and phone number. For more information, call (818) 222-7893 or e-mail HamClass@Goodkin.net.

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YOU ARE INVITED TO CALABINGO

The Rotary Club of Calabasas invites you to Founders Hall (200 Civic Center Way) for a fun afternoon of CalaBINGO! Join the community on Sunday, January 31 for bingo, raffle prizes and more! Early bird registration includes 3-card bingo, dauber and lunch for just $35. The cost is $40 at the door.

Doors will open at noon and games begin at 1:00 p.m. Play nine games at $100, 1 coverall at $300, and pull tabs at $100. Space is limited, so be sure to register soon by visiting www.calabingo.com. For more information, call (818) 970-1199.

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FREE FUN AND FIT TUMBLER CLASS

Tumbling is a great and fun activity for kids! It is an extraordinary sport that develops flexibly, strength, grace, and coordination, not to mention confidence, discipline, and creativity. The Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center offers classes to children 2 to 8 years old on Saturdays. This month, a free class is being offered on Saturday, January 9 so that your child can have an opportunity to try it out without obligation. Contact the Tennis & Swim Center at (818) 222-2782 for class times.

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WILDLIFE CROSSING PUBLIC WORKSHOP

Save the Date! 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, including Seth Riley with the National Park Service and Debbie Sharpton with Mountains Restoration Trust, will be providing valuable information on how wildlife crossings can benefit our community.

Come join us and help raise awareness on this important issue. For more information, call the City of Calabasas Environmental Services at (818) 224-1600.

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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.

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 in the new year:

The Savvy Seniors classes, lectures and excursions, listed in the winter edition of the City of Calabasas Recreation Brochure, were very well received. Hundreds of senior men and women registered for their favorites within the first few hours. Although the majority of seniors register online, mail-in and walk-in registration is also available. Instructions can be found in the printed brochure and online.

There are 63 classes offered from January through March in the areas of fitness, technology, music, fine arts, personal development, arts and crafts and hobbies. There are 10 half-day and all day excursions to a variety of museums and places of interest. It is still possible to register for some classes or trips, and to add to those activities you’ve already planned. Registration continues online or by calling (818) 880-6461.

Tickets are available for the 2nd Annual Special Speakers Series, at $20 per individual speaker. Dr. Elliot Engel, back by popular demand, will discuss “The Dickens Nobody Knows” on January 29 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Bob Goldberg will speak about the “Seeds of Hope: Genetics and the Future of Agriculture” on February 19. “The Elusive Nature of Beauty – From D.A. to Photographer” will be the focus of Gil Garcetti’s speaking engagement on March 11.

Looking 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 7100.01 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 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 hereto 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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E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

The City of Calabasas organizes two free monthly electronic waste collection events. On the first Saturday of the month (January 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 (January 16, 2016) 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, January 9, 2016 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 (818) 224-1600.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNTIES 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.

Saturday, January 2, 9:30 a.m.: 1st Saturday Walk at Cold Creek Valley Preserve
Celebrate the new year with a walk-about along a streamside trail! Enjoy nature as you walk through oak woodlands to a gently rolling chaparral basin below craggy sandstone peaks. Be sure to bring a hat, water and sturdy shoes and meet at Lower Stunt Trail. For more information, call (818) 591-9363.

Saturday, January 9, 9:00 a.m.: Potrero Creek Restoration
Help plant, weed and water native oaks and other native plants in a new restoration site at Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park. Meet at W. Potrero Road and Briar Avenue. Bring a hat, water, snack and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Community Service credit is offered. Reservations are required. Call (818) 591-1701, extension 203 for information.

Saturday, January 9, 9:00 a.m.: Lower Topanga Park Restoration
Help plant, weed and water to restore a native habitat in Topanga State Park. Bring a hat, water, snack and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Community Service credit is offered. Reservations are required. Call (818) 591-1701, extension 203 for information.

Sunday, January 10, 10:00 a.m.: 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 sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Community service credit is offered. Reservations are required. Call (818) 591-1701, extension 203 for information.

Saturday, January 16, 8:30 a.m.: La Sierra Native Plant Restoration
Meet in Peter Strauss Ranch parking lot to carpool to restoration sites in the Santa Monica Mountains. Bring a hat, water and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Community service credit is offered. Reservations are required. Call (818) 591-1701, extension 203 for information.

Sunday, January 17, 9:30 a.m.: Winter Allure Along the Heart of Stunt High Trail
Enjoy the transformation of seasons and amazing views in an easy downhill hike through rock-studded chaparral, grassland and riparian habitats along the Stunt Ranch Reserve. Hikers will be meeting at Lower Stunt High Trailhead. Call (818) 591-9363 for information.

Saturday, January 23, 8:45 a.m.: Return of the Oak Woodlands
Help enhance native grasslands and oak woodlands in Malibu Creek State Park. Bring a hat, water, snack and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Community service credit is offered. Reservations are required. Call (818) 591-1701, extension 203 for information.

Sunday, January 24, 8:45 a.m.: Weed War
Join MRT, TreePeople, and the California Native Plant Society  at White Oak Farm in Malibu Creek State Park to revisit restoration sites so beautifully planted in past years. Come see the growth of a natural ecosystem of natives in what was once a field of fire-prone weeds. Bring a hat, water, snack and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Community service credit is offered. Reservations are required. Call (818) 591-1701, extension 203 for information.

Saturday, January 30, 8:45 a.m.: Habitat Restoration in Leo Carrillo State Park
Help remove invasive plants along the floodplains of the Arroyo Sequit. Bring water, snack, a hat and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Community service credit is offered. Reservations are required. Call (818) 591-1701, extension 203 for information.

Saturday, January 30, 9:00 a.m.: Adopt-A- Creek Training
Participate in the Adopt-A-Creek training program to learn about the importance of the Santa Monica stream ecosystem. Adopt-A-Creek will involve trapping invasive crayfish, pulling weeds, and removing trash in the streams of Malibu Creek Watershed. Community service credit is offered. Reservations are required. Call (818) 591-1701, extension 212 for information.  

To learn more about Mountains Restorations Trust, 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:

AUTHOR'S NIGHT: HENRY OSTER

Author and Professor of Optometry, Dr. Henry Oster talk with host Karyn Foley at the Calabasas Library discussing his book, The Kindess of the Hangman

In 1933 Henry Oster was just 5 years old, a carefree kindergartner in Cologne, Germany, when Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seized power. For the next 12 years Henry struggled to keep on breathing while his family, his friends and the Jews of Europe were overwhelmed by the Holocaust.

Henry hid his mother from the SS in an attic in the Lodz, Poland Ghetto. He escaped a firing squad in Auschwitz. Endured a death march through the Polish winter. Formed a life-long friendship in the nightmare barracks of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Saw his friends killed by a British fighter-bomber. And came within hours of starving to death before his liberation by General Patton's 3rd Army.

Henry rebuilt his life from nothing, coming of age as a free young man in Paris. He arrived in the U.S. with no English, no money and no education. And from the ashes of a ruined past built a life full of love, joy and compassion.

Now, complete with chilling documents liberated from the Nazi concentration camps themselves, his heartbreaking, triumphant story can finally be told.

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

City Hall will be closed Friday, January 1 and Monday, January 18.

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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