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JULY 2016 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY  
THANK YOU TO FIRE DEPARTMENT, SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, EMERGENCY AGENCIES AND RESIDENTS
4TH OF JULY CALABASAS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
39TH ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY LAKESIDE FUN RUN
4TH OF JULY SPLASH PARTY
  4TH OF JULY PET SHOW 
CATCH A RIDE ON THE BEACH BUS
SUN SETS CONCERT: BEST OF BROADWAY - MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBER
OLD FASHION FAMILY CAMPOUT & MOVIE UNDER THE STARS
DIVE IN MOVIE NIGHT: DESCENDANTS
AMATEUR HAM RADIO STUDY & EXAM SESSION
BE A PART OF THE TEEN SCENE THIS SUMMER
LIBRARY EVENTS JULY
SAVVY SENIORS - JULY UPDATES
CALABINGO!
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
HAVE A GREAT EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
OPPORTUNITIES WITH MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

DATES TO REMEMBER

July 2016 2 - E-Waste Collection

4 - Independence Day (City Hall Closed)


4 - 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
     4th of July Lakeside Fun Run
     4th of July Splash Party
     4th of July Pet Show

9 -
Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

13 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)

15 - Dive-In Movie Night: Descendants

16 -  E-Waste Collection


17 - Sun Sets: Best of Broadway - Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

27 -
City Council Meeting (Cancelled)


31 - CalaBINGO

August 2016 5 - Old Fashioned Campout & Movie Under the Stars

6 - E-Waste Collection

7 - Sun Sets: Fantastic Diamond

10 - City Council Meeting

20 - E-Waste Collection

24 - City Council Meeting

28 - Sun Sets: New West Symphony Presents - Jim Grinta


 
THE OLD FIRE IN CALABASAS



CATCH A RIDE ON THE BEACH BUS THIS SUMMER




4TH OF JULY CALABASAS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR! 




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THANK YOU TO FIRE DEPARTMENT, SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, EMERGENCY AGENCIES AND RESIDENTS

On Saturday, June 4, 2016 just before 5:00 p.m., a major brush fire broke out in Calabasas with several start points. On a hot day, the fire quickly grew out of control until the L.A. County Fire Department began an impressive ground and aerial assault. The fire eventually scorched 516 acres and a Mountains Restoration Trust building near the corner of Mulholland Highway and Old Topanga Canyon Road was completely destroyed. At Calabasas Klubhouse Preschool at Creekside Park, roof overhangs were singed, a propane tank and storage sheds destroyed, and outdoor furniture completely melted by the flames—but thanks to the heroic efforts of over 400 L.A. County firefighters from all over the Southland, Air Ops, the Office of Emergency Management, orderly evacuations by the Sheriff’s Department, there were no injuries and no residences were damaged. The fact that the fire was contained without injury or more extensive property damage was thanks in large part to residents having cleared brush around their homes, complying with evacuations, and being patient about returning home until it was safe to do so.

Click here to watch CTV's City News recap of the Old Fire.

The event was an important reminder of the importance of fire preparation including clearing dry brush and leaves, using fire-resistant plants for landscaping, covering chimneys and stovepipes with non-flammable screens with mesh ¼"  or less, and creating a family Evacuation Plan, among other important fire safety steps.

Residents can also go to www.cityofcalabasas.com/connect-with-calabasas.html to sign up for the Connect with Calabasas mobile app and web portal to receive up-to-the-minute information in case of future emergencies. Also be sure to follow the City of Calabasas Twitter page!

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4TH OF JULY CALABASAS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

The City of Calabasas will proudly host the community’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at the Calabasas High School Football Field (22855 W. Mulholland Hwy.) on Monday, July 4, 2016. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the musically choreographed fireworks show begins at 9:00 p.m. The family-oriented, fun-filled event will feature a live musical dance party with Platinum Groove, a family fun zone hosted by "Who's That DJ?", games, prizes, inflatables, arts & crafts, temporary tattoos, stilt walkers, balloons and more! (Note: Fun Zone closes at 8:30 p.m. when the sun goes down).

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are available through Friday, July 1 at City Hall, Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, and Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas. Beginning Saturday, July 2, tickets will only be available at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center. The $10 admission price includes parking, entertainment and all activities. Children under 2 years of age are admitted free! Handicapped parking and seating accommodations will be available. Delicious food and beverages will be offered for sale at the site. Picnic items will be permitted. Please note that the Fireworks Spectacular is an alcohol and tobacco free zone. No bottles, pets or umbrellas will be permitted.

To assist with traffic flow, the Sheriff will restrict access surrounding the streets around Calabasas High School as early as 5:00 p.m. on July 4th.

Traffic will be restricted to:

• Residents with photo identification
• Event ticket holders
• Neighborhood Guest Pass Holders (see below)

Barrier Locations:

• Corner of Mulholland Highway & Freedom Drive
• Corner of Mulholland Drive & Old Topanga Canyon Rd.
• Corner of Valmar & Peacock Court

Neighborhood Guest Passes For Residents with Parties: For residents expecting guests who will be visiting homes in the barricaded areas after 5:00 p.m., Neighborhood Guest Passes are now available at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center (23400 Park Sorrento Rd.).

For more details, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/road-restrictions.html.

Before the Fireworks Spectacular, the City will feature a day full of free events for the community, including a Fun Run, pet show and summer splash party. For a list of schedules and entertainment details, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/fireworks.html.

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39TH ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY LAKESIDE FUN RUN

See you out at the 39th Annual 4th of July Lakeside Fun Run on Monday, July 4! This great event, presented by the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association and the City of Calabasas, is an exciting way for the entire family to kick off the 4th of July celebrations. There are multiple races happening including a 4 mile run, 2 mile run, ½ mile run or ¼ mile run. There will also be a 2 mile walk for those wanting to enjoy a slower pace.

For individual race times and details, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/events/fireworks.html.

To register now, the cost is $20 for adults and $15 for youth. Race fee includes a race shirt (while supplies last), awards (no award given for the 2 mile walk), and a pancake breakfast. You can pick up a registration form at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center or register online at www.imathlete.com - search for “Calabasas.”

For additional information, contact the race director, Dan Huncke at (818) 222-2782 or dhuncke@cityofcalabasas.com.

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4TH OF JULY SPLASH PARTY

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Independence Day? Bring the entire family to the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center for a Summer Splash Party! Enjoy a family BBQ and have tons of free fun including games, prizes, music, petting zoo and inflatables. Stop by anytime between noon to 5:00 p.m. for this fun-filled event. For more information, call the Tennis & Swim Center at (818) 222-2782.

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4TH OF JULY PET SHOW 

Join us at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 4 for our 4th of July Pet Show! All pets are welcome and there are contests in several categories. Just bring your pet to the greenbelt adjacent to the Tennis & Swim Center in Calabasas. This event is sponsored by the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association.

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CATCH A RIDE ON THE BEACH BUS

The beach is a great place to spend the summer - and we want to take you there! The Summer Beach Bus offers residents a ride to Zuma for just $2 each way. The Beach Bus runs until August 19 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (excluding holidays). Exact change and photo ID are required. The Beach Bus is a public service to provide transportation to Zuma Beach, but please note that there is no supervision once at the beach, aside from on-duty lifeguards.

For the Beach Bus schedule, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/beachbus.html

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SUN SETS CONCERT: BEST OF BROADWAY - MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBER

The Sun Sets Concert Series at Calabasas Lake proudly presents the Best of Broadway - Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber on Sunday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m. From Cats to Evita to Sunset Blvd. and Phantom of the Opera, experience the thrill of an opening night on Broadway.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the August concerts as well! On Sunday, August 7, Fantastic Diamond will take you on an incredible musical journey through 40 years of Neil Diamond's greatest hits. Then on Sunday, August 28, New West Symphony presents principal trumpet Jim Grinta leading Grammy-winning studio musicians in a concert of jazz arrangements of scores from your favorite Hollywood movies.

All concerts in the Sun Sets Concert Series begin at 6:00 p.m., are free to the public, and are located on the Greenbelt at Calabasas Lake with entrance at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center (located at 23400 Park Sorrento). Free park and ride shuttle service from the Calabasas Civic Center (100 Civic Center Way) will run from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The concert series features field seating on grass and guests are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs.  There is limited fixed seating available on a first come - first serve basis (kindly reserve for those in need). Guests are welcome to bring a picnic or purchase light refreshments at the site (cash only). Barbeques or other heating devices are not permitted. For more information, please visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/sunsets.html.

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OLD FASHION FAMILY CAMPOUT & MOVIE UNDER THE STARS

Double the event and double the fun! Sign up today to join us for our Old Fashion Family Campout and Movie Under the Stars! It will be happening from Friday, August 5 to Saturday, August 6! You'll be pitching your tent, playing games, watching The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, eating smores, and singing campfire songs at Juan de Anza Park in Calabasas. Fall asleep to the sounds of nature and wake up to the smell of delicious pancakes! Saturday we will get energized with a morning nature hike with the Calabasas City staff.

Don't procrastinate! This event has sold out the past four years. The Campout begins at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, the Movie Under the Stars will begin at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children fourteen years and under, and free for children three years and under. For information, contact Raine at (818) 222-2782 or lkishimoto@cityofcalabasas.com.

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DIVE IN MOVIE NIGHT: DESCENDANTS

Do you ever wonder what happened to all our Disney favorites after the happily ever at the end of movie? Join us at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center on Friday, July 15 to find out what happened to Prince Charming, Cinderella, Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar and Cruella De Vil! We will be enjoying a Dive-In Movie Night, swimming and watching Disney's "Descendants." Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and there will be free swimming and family entertainment for all! The movie will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m.

This event is free, but all guests must present a ticket at the door. Tickets can be picked up in advance at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center. No outside food, drinks, or rafts are allowed. Dinner, snacks, and glow-in-the-dark toys will be available for purchase. Low sitting beach chairs and swim noodles are welcome. For more information, contact Raine at (818) 222-2782 or lkishimoto@cityofcalabasas.com

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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, July 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 July 24 and July 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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BE A PART OF THE TEEN SCENE

Is your teenager (ages 11-16) looking for cool things to do this summer? We have a few ideas! The City of Calabasas has turned up the creative heat to produce programming for teens. Sign up to travel on exciting excursions, take fun classes and experience outrageous fitness and sporting classes. Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/recreation.html to see the Parks and Recreation Brochure for class details.

For more information about teen programming offered by the City, contact Trish Shaheen at (818) 222-2782 or tshaheen@cityofcalabasas.com.

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN JULY

Have you signed up for the monthly Calabasas Library e.News yet? It's easy to do - just visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/email-notification.html to sign up and begin receiving Library e.News directly to your inbox each month! To find out which exciting events and activities are happening at the Library in July, visit this month's edition of Library e.News www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/enews/2016/july.html. Get details on all the fun Summer Reading Program events, children's programs, adult classes and more - all happening this summer!

Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/calendar/library/calendar-of-events.html for a complete list of all Library events throughout the year.

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SAVVY SENIORS - JULY 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:

 Calabasas Senior Center Is Open! A beautiful opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for the new Calabasas Senior Center took place on Saturday, June 25. Following the program, staff and volunteers were on hand to give tours of the two-story, 9500 square foot, gold LEED certified building and to take appointments for membership.

Located behind City Hall and the Calabasas Library, the Calabasas Senior Center is now home to the existing Savvy Senior classes, lectures, seminars, and special events. Additional activities, clubs and recreational opportunities will be added throughout the year. State-of-the art classrooms, lounges, art room, demonstration kitchen, and sports room will provide a meeting place for men and women to engage with other seniors.

You are invited to become a member of the Calabasas Senior Center. Membership is open to all Calabasas residents, ages 50 years+. 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. A current utility bill is required as proof of residency. Initially, the Senior Center hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please “Save the Date” for our inaugural Luau BBQ and entertainment on Sunday, August 21. Details to follow.

Please call (818) 224-1777 to make an appointment to process your membership application and for general information about the new Calabasas Senior Center. For information on the Savvy Seniors program, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/savvy-seniors.html.

CALABINGO!

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A NEW DATE TO FOLLOW
The Rotary Club of Calabasas invites you to CalaBINGO on Sunday, July 31 at  Founders Hall (200 Civic Center Way, Calabasas). Join the community for a fun-filled afternoon of bingo, raffle prizes, and more! Doors open at noon and the games begin at 1:00 p.m. Sign up now to take advantage of the $40 Early Bird Pre-Registration Special! Pre-registration includes a 6-card bingo, dauber and lunch. Visit www.calabingo.com or contact Lucy Martin at (818) 970-1199 to sign up. Space is limited and the price goes up to $45 if paying at the door. Proceeds will benefit community projects and rotary.

E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

The City of Calabasas organizes two free monthly electronic waste collection events. On the first Saturday of the month (July 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 (July 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.

The City of Calabasas holds bi-monthly collections for paint and used oil. On Saturday, July 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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HAVE A GREAT EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

The Calabasas Tennis and Swim offers two intimate rooms and beautiful patio overlooking the tennis courts for your private event. They provide the absolute best service for every event from birthday parties, graduations, school/team parties and retirement parties. In addition the Center has the superb catering services to offer guests, Atmosphere Events & Catering. Atmosphere is your one-stop shop for the finest food, excellent service, menu planning, staffing, rentals and décor. Everybody has the right to a great event! For more information, contact Trish Shaheen at (818) 222-2782 x 113 or visit www.calabasastsc.com.

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OPPORTUNITIES WITH 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, July 9, 9:00 a.m.: Potrero Creek Restoration - Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa
Help plant, weed, and water oak trees and other native plants at our restoration site at Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury 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. Visit www.mountainstrust.org or call (818) 591-1701, ext. 203.

Saturday, July 16, 9:00 a.m.: Lower Topanga Park Restoration - Topanga State Park
Help take care of oak tress and other native plants in order to restore native habitat at the lower Topanga Creek area of the park. Bring a hat, water, snack and wear sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Reservations are required. Visit www.mountainstrust.org or call (818) 591-1701, ext. 203.

Saturday, July 23, 9:00 a.m.: Habitat Restoration - Crayfish Removal Open House (Location to be Determined)
Join us at our Crayfish Removal Open House to learn about the importance of the Santa Monica stream ecosystem. This will involve trapping invasive crayfish, recording data, and removing trash in the streams of the Malibu Creek Watershed. Reservations are required. Visit www.mountainstrust.org or call (818) 591-1701, ext. 203.

Saturday, July 30, Appointments Available 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs
MRT is hosting one-on-one training clinics at the Malibu Riding & Tennis Club. Your dog will be trained to understand the sight, smell, and sound of a rattlesnake and ultimately avoid them. The clinics are led by experts from High on Kennels. The cost is $75 per dog. Registration is required. Visit www.mountainstrust.acuityscheduling.com or call (818) 591-1701, ext. 203.

Sunday, July 31, Appointments Available 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs
MRT is hosting one-on-one training clinics in Castaic, CA. Your dog will be trained to understand the sight, smell, and sound of a rattlesnake and ultimately avoid them. The clinics are led by experts from High on Kennels. The cost is $75 per dog. Registration is required. Visit www.mountainstrust.acuityscheduling.com or call (818) 591-1701, ext. 203.

To learn more about Mountains Restorations Trust, visit www.mountainstrust.org.

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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:
CTV SPECIAL: CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER CONSTRUCTION

WATCH CTV SPECIAL: CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER CONSTRUCTION
Footage from 2015-16 construction of the Calabasas Senior Center at 300 Civic Center Way.

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence 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.

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