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MARCH 2016 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY  
CELEBRATE THE CITY'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY AT THE MAYORAL LUNCHEON 
ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION
REGISTER FOR CERT CLASSES
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR 2016 SCAG SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
BOOK SIGNING AND PRESENTATIONS: "IMAGES OF AMERICA: CALABASAS"
FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT CALABASAS KLUBHOUSE PRESCHOOL
LIBRARY EVENTS IN MARCH
GET YOUR TICKETS TO THE CALABASAS SPECIAL SPEAKER SERIES
CHANGES TO BULKY ITEM PICK-UP REQUESTS
SPRING BREAK CAMP: CRAZY CHEMISTRY
EGGSTRAVAGANZA FUN
APPLY TO BE AN EARTH DAY/GREEN EXPO EXHIBITOR
PERMITTED HAULERS FOR TEMPORARY ROLL-OFF BINS & INSTA-BINS RENTALS
HAVE A GREAT EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
SAVE A LIFE SUPER SATURDAY
TRAIN YOUR DOG TO AVOID RATTLESNAKES
RECYCLING OPPORTUNITIES NEAR YOU
SAVVY SENIORS - MARCH UPDATES
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

March 2016 3 - CERT Classes Begin

4, 5, 6 - Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs 

5 - E-Waste Collection


5 - Calabasas Library Book Sale

5 - Presentation by Author Barry Lancet 

6 - Calabasas Library Book Sale

7, 8, 9 - Library Fundraiser at Rosti

8 - E-Book Class at the Library

9 - City Council Meeting


11 - Calabasas Special Speaker Series: Gil Garcetti

12 -
Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

12 - St. Patrick's Day Celebration

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

19 - E-Waste Collection


19 - Learn to Prepare Desserts with Chef Steph

23 - City Council Meeting


26 - Calabasas Spring EGGstreme


April 2016 1 - Deadline to Apply for SCAG Scholarship

2 -
 E-Waste Collection

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

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

9 - Earth Day Festival

13 - City Council Meeting

16 - E-Waste Collection


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

27 -
 City Council Meeting

30 - 19th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival

30 - Arbor Day Celebration


CELEBRATE THE CITY'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY

AT THE MAYORAL LUNCHEON
 


CELEBRATE AT THE

AGOURA HILLS/CALABASAS COMMUNITY CENTER
MARCH 12

 


ZIKA VIRUS:
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Travel Warning
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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS: MARCH 13
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CELEBRATE THE CITY'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY AT THE MAYORAL LUNCHEON!

April 5, 2016 will mark the 25th anniversary of cityhood for the City of Calabasas. Come celebrate with us at the 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.

As we look back at the history of our City, we want to hear from YOU! If you have interesting historic stories and photos of Calabasas that you are willing to share for the celebration, please let us know soon! You can send them to:

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

To learn more about how we are celebrating 25 years, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/25th.html

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION

Stop by the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center for the 10th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration! The festivities will take place on Saturday, March 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This free family event will feature kids activities, a raffle, live Irish music, Irish dancers, and fun! For additional information, visit www.ahccc.org.

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REGISTER FOR CERT CLASSES

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.

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APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR 2016 SCAG SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Attention Calabasas Students: Fill out your application 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 signings and events happening soon:

  • Wednesday, March 30 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Book signing at Barnes & Noble in Calabasas.

  • 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.: Book signing event at the Santa Monica Mountains National Park Headquarters (King Gillette Ranch)

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FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT CALABASAS KLUBHOUSE PRESCHOOL

Why cook? Instead, eat at Fresh Brothers in Calabasas on Wednesday, March 30 and help raise money for the Calabasas Klubhouse Preschool! For every patron who presents a fundraiser flyer on that day between 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Fresh Brothers will donate 20% of the food and beverage totals to the school. The fundraiser applies to dine-in, take-out and deliveries. Help support the school while enjoying a delicious meal! Fresh Brothers is located at the Commons at Calabasas, 4751 Commons Way. For more information, call the Klubhouse at (818) 222-9791.

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN MARCH

Spring into the Calabasas Library this month! You won't want to miss our Book Sale hosted by the Friends of the Calabasas Library. It will take place on Saturday, March 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday, March 6 from noon to 4:00 p.m. There will be many books to choose from at reasonable prices. Fiction, non-fiction, biographies, children's books, and more! 100% of the proceeds benefit library programs.

Let Rosti cook for you for Calabasas Library Day and Night! On Monday, March 7, Tuesday, March 8, and Wednesday, March 9, Rosti will be donating 15% of your purchase to Library programming and materials. The fundraiser applies to dine-in, take-out and delivery! You just need to present this flyer in order for the Library to get credit. Rosti is located at 23663 Calabasas Road.

Relieve some stress with a free and relaxing yoga session on Thursday, March 3 and Thursday, March 17 at noon. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat or large towel, and follow the lead of instructor Deanne Wenger, RYT. No experience is necessary and all are welcome.

Join us in welcoming author Barry Lancet to the Library on Saturday, March 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. He will be presenting his third book in his Jim Brodie thriller series, Pacific Burn. His presentation will be held in the multi-purpose room and books will be available for purchase.

Do you have a tablet or iPad 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 more about them. We will be having a class on Tuesday, March 8 at 1:00 p.m. The class is designed to help you learn more about e-books and other digital products offered at the Calabasas library. Bring your devices - help will be available after the lecture.

Learn how to prepare delicious desserts for your loved ones! Chef Steph will be at the library on Saturday, March 19 at 12:30 p.m. and will take you on a culinary journey featuring milk, semi-sweet, and dark chocolate desserts. The event is free and open to the public. And most importantly, samples will be given!

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, March 5, 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, March 16 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, March 19 at 3:30 p.m. for about one hour. Snacks will be served. 

Elementary school age children are invited to play with squishy circuits on Wednesday, March 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Explore electronics and create circuits using a fun and familiar form of dough. Add batteries and you'll be lighting LEDs, making noise, and running motors by simply plugging them into the conductive dough.

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 Brooklyn written by Colm Toibin. The club will be meeting on Thursday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m.

The Wednesday Morning Book Club will be meeting on March 16 at 11:00 a.m. The discussion will be on A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain. Membership into the book clubs are free, but a valid library card is required to participate.

Please note that in addition to regularly scheduled closures, the Library will also be closed on Sunday, March 27. Visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/calendar/library/2016/march.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 - Get your tickets to the final speaking engagement of the 2nd Annual Calabasas Special Speaker Series! Gil Garcetti will be discussing "The Elusive Nature of Beauty - From D.A. to Photographer" on Friday, March 11. Get your tickets by visiting www.cityofcalabasas.com/speaker-series.html.

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.

The price is $20 and the speech will begin at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.) at Founders Hall, 200 Civic Center Way in Calabasas. Following the speaking engagement will be coffee, desserts, and conversation with the Mr. Garcetti. For additional information, contact Aimee Haber at ahaber@cityofcalabasas.com or call 818-224-1600.

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CHANGES TO BULKY ITEM PICK-UP REQUESTS

In the past, Calabasas residents have been provided specific dates throughout the year to dispose of unwanted bulky items free of charge. This month, the City of Calabasas will be entering into a new agreement with Waste Management which changes the format of these pick-up events. Residents can now request bulky item pick-ups on an as-needed, on-call basis.

Waste Management will provide up to three free bulky item pick-ups per calendar year from each customer. Residents are asked to contact Waste Management at (800) 675-1171 at least two days prior to the requested pick-up date. Each collection will be limited to one of the following:

  •  Up to four large household items;

  •  Up to twenty plastic trash bags; or

  • Up to ten bundles of green waste (bundled no more than 4’ long and 18” in diameter)

Visit www.wm.com for more information and item restrictions. 

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SPRING BREAK CAMP: CRAZY CHEMISTRY

Kids love to watch things fizz, foam, bubble and explode! If you wish science class was more like the crazy science labs that you see in movies then this is the camp for you! We have packed this camp full of as many bangs and booms as possible without damaging the buildings.

Camp is open to children ages 5-10 and runs from Tuesday, March 29 to Friday, April 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Camp fee is $130 with a $30 material fee due the first day of class. Camp fee is non refundable after the first day. For more information, call (818) 222-2782.

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EGGSTRAVAGANZA FUN

Join us for an EGGstravaganza on Saturday, March 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Grape Arbor Park! There will be free egg hunts, prizes, a petting zoo, and games! Take a picture with the East Bunny for just $5 per digital picture! There will also be crafts, face painting, and more!

Egg Hunt Schedule:

10:15 a.m. - Ages 2 and Under
10:45 a.m. - Ages 3 to 5
11:15 a.m. - Ages 6 to 8
11:45 a.m. - Ages 9 and Older

For more information, contact the Community Services Department at (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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PERMITTED HAULERS FOR TEMPORARY ROLL-OFF BINS & INSTA-BINS RENTALS

City of Calabasas residents and construction site owners/contractors now have the option of renting temporary roll-off bins and insta-bins from a list of permitted haulers. The City’s previous exclusive franchise agreement for temporary collection services with Recology expired on February 28, 2016. For more information and to see a list permitted haulers, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/temporary-roll-off.html.

HAVE A GREAT EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER

The Calabasas Tennis and Swim offers two intimate rooms and a beautiful patio overlooking the tennis courts for your private event. From birthday parties, graduations, school/team parties and retirement celebrations, the Tennis & Swim Center provides the absolute best service for every event. The Center has the superb catering services of Atmosphere Events & Catering to offer guests. This is your your one-stop shop for the finest food, superb service, menu planning, staffing, rentals & décor.

Everybody has the right to a great event, so contact the Tennis & Swim Center to book yours today! For additional information or to reserve your date, contact Kathy Milbrand at (818) 222-2782 x 113 or visit www.calabasastsc.com.

SAVE A LIFE SUPER SATURDAY

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. After you donate, enjoy the FREE Community Health Expo at the Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center. The Expo will be from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Register to donate at www.calabasasrotary.com.

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 March 4, 5, and 6. 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.

RECYCLING OPPORTUNITIES NEAR YOU

Looking for recycling opportunities near you? CalRecycle is here to help! Just visit their website at www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/Recyclers/Directory/Default.aspx?lang=en-US. After entering your zip code, the nearest recycling center, or other programs, will be displayed. For questions, call (800) RECYCLE.

SAVVY SENIORS - MARCH 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. The third speaker in the series is Gil Garcetti, former Los Angeles District Attorney. He will be talking about “The Elusive Nature of Beauty – From D.A. to Photographer” on Friday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall, behind the Calabasas Library. A Q&A, a chance to speak with Gil Garcetti, as well as 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.

Some seats are still available for the Spring Savvy Senior Luncheon, taking place on Thursday, 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 Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Michael Buble, Bobby Darin and others. To register online, visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofcalabasasrec and use registration code 7100.101. The cost is $27 and includes a catered luncheon, entertainment, and a chance to socialize with others in your classes and the community.

Save the Date -Tuesday, August 23 to Wednesday, August 24: The Savvy Seniors are planning an overnight excursion to Laguna Beach for the 83rd Annual “Pageant of the Masters”, a performance that recreates and reenacts famous classical and contemporary works of art and sculpture. We will drive along the coast to the Dana Point Marina Inn & Harbor, explore the harbor, and then head to Laguna Beach for the pageant. Breakfast at the hotel will be followed by a trip to San Juan Capistrano Mission and a stop at Rogers Gardens, before heading home. The cost is $316 per person for a double room and $375.00 for a single.

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 (March 5, 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 (March 19, 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, March 12, 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 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, March 5, 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, March 5, 9:30 a.m.: 1st Saturday Walk at Cold Creek Valley Preserve
Stroll along a streamside trail, through oak woodlands to a gently rolling chaparral basin surrounded by craggy sandstone peaks. Walkers will meet at Lower Stunt High Trail. Call (818) 591-9363 for more information.

Saturday, March 12, 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, March 12, 8:45 a.m.: Return of the Oak Woodlands - Malibu Creek State Park
Help native oak habitat in Malibu Creek State Park. Bring a hat, water, snack and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Reservations are required. For more information, call (818) 591-1701, extension 203.

Sunday, March 13, 8:45 a.m.: Weed War at White Oak Farm - Malibu Creek State Park
Join MRT, TreePeople, and the California Native Plant Society to remove weeds at sites restored 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. Reservations are required. For more information, call (818) 591-1701, extension 203.

Saturday, March 19, 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, March 20, 9:30 a.m.: Spring Equinox Along Heart of the Stunt High Trail - Stunt Ranch Reserve
Celebrate the Vernal/Spring Equinox with awesome views in an easy hike downhill through rock-studded chaparral, grassland and riparian habitats, along the Stunt High Trail. Bring water, hat, and sturdy shoes. Meet at Lower Stunt High Trailhead.

Sunday, March 20, 9:00 a.m.: Lower Topanga Park Restoration at Topanga State Park
Help plant, weed and water to restore native habitat. Bring hat, water, snack and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Reservations are required. For  more information, call (818) 591-1701, extension 203.

Saturday, March 26, 9:00 a.m.: Adopt-A-Creek Training at Tapia Creek
Learn about the importance of the Santa Monica stream ecosystem at the Adopt-A-Creek training. The training will involve trapping invasive crayfish, pulling weeds, and removing trash in the streams of Malibu Creek Watershed. Reservations are required. For more information, call (818) 591-1701, extension 212.

To learn more about Mountains Restorations Trust and to make reservations, 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:
AUTHOR'S NIGHT: CIMBERLY CASTELLON AND JAMES BOZAJIAN
IMAGES OF AMERICA: CALABASAS

In this episode of Author's Night, Host Karyn Foley sits down with Author Cimberly Castellon and Mayor James Bozajian who wrote the foreword for the book, Images of America: Calabasas.

Cim Castellon, grew up in Hidden Hills, is a founding member of the Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council and a board member of the Calabasas-Las Virgenes Historical Society. James Bozajian, a 19-year member of the Calabasas City Council and president of the society, wrote the foreword for the book.

Images of America: Calabasas, chronicles the history of the people, places and events that shaped the City of Calabasas and its surrounding environment. Before homesteaders arrived in the 1800s, the west end of the San Fernando Valley was a sparsely populated area inhabited by Chumash Indians. The area had abundant wildlife, water and shady oak trees. As more and more people arrived in the area, property clashes and disputes became common.

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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.

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