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AUGUST 2017 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY
34TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
COMMUNITYVIEW IS A POWERFUL TOOL
SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES: FINAL TWO CONCERTS THIS MONTH!
MOVIE UNDER THE STARS & FAMILY CAMP OUT
CALABASAS CIVIC CENTER STEPS REPAIR
BACK TO SCHOOL POOL PARTY
TAKE A RIDE ON THE BEACH BUS
CITY OF CALABASAS NIGHT AT THE LA GALAXY SOCCER GAME
LVMWD OBSERVES NATIONAL WATER QUALITY MONTH
SEEKING PARTICIPANTS FOR THE TRUNK-OR-TREAT HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
LIBRARY EVENTS IN AUGUST
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT AHCCC
CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - AUGUST UPDATES
  GET FIT. STAY FIT.
  NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO HOST SOLAR ECLIPSE EVENTS
  OPPORTUNITIES WITH MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
HAVE A GREAT EVENT AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER
LOCAL EVENTS IN THE ARTS
WHAT'S ON CTV
CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

DATES TO REMEMBER

August 2017 1 - Annual National Night Out

4 - Movie Under the Stars

4-5 Family Campout

5 - E-Waste Collection

9 - City Council Meeting

12 - City of Calabasas Night at the LA Galaxy Soccer Game

13 -
Sun Sets Concert Series: The Stars of Beatlemania

18 - Final Day to Catch the Beach Bus

18 - Back to School Pool Party

19 - E-Waste Collection

21 - Solar Eclipse

23 -
City Council Meeting

27 -
Sun Sets Concert Series: The New West Symphony
 

September 2017 2 - E-Waste Collection

4 - Labor Day
(City Hall Closed)

9 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

13 - City Council Meeting

16 - E-Waste Collection

27 - City Council Meeting


 



 

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34TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Tonight, August 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., marks the 34th Annual National Night Out. The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriffs and the City of Calabasas are encouraging community members to participate in this year's National Night Out by locking their doors, turning on outside lights, and spending the evening outside with neighbors. Organize block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from the Sheriff’s, neighborhood walks, safety fairs, contest rallies or meetings.

A Calabasas Event will be held on the cul-de-sac by Freedom Park, on the corner of Parched Dr. & Balcony Dr. (the gate at Parched Dr. will be open during the evening). Members of the The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriffs will be on-hand to answer questions and provide demonstrations of their equipment.

NNO has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. NNO enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Plus, the benefits your community will derive from NNO will most certainly extend well beyond the one night.

For more information about National Night Out, please visit www.nationaltownwatch.org or call Deputy John Peck at 818-878-5505.

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COMMUNITYVIEW IS A POWERFUL TOOL

 Do you own property in the City of Calabasas, or researching property for sale? Then you should check out CommunityView, an online platform that provides the public with access to an interactive map of Calabasas. CommunityView is a powerful tool that you can use to find detailed information on any property located within the City of Calabasas. Through CommunityView’s easy to use system, you can find useful property information such as property zoning designation, County Assessor data, and more. Instead of making a trip to City Hall to look up property information, you can do it from the comfort of your own home. It is easily accessible and ready to use through this link: http://maps.digitalmapcentral.com/production/VECommunityView/cities/Calabasas/index.aspx

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SUN SETS CONCERT SERIES

The Sun Sets Concert Series rounds out its series this month with two wonderful concerts!

On Sunday, August 13, listen to The Stars of Beatlemania - A Beatles Tribute Band! Back by popular demand, they are THE Beatles music super-group, starring two original Beatlemania alumni favorites! 

The final concert of the series will be on Sunday, August 27. For the closing concert, our partners at the New West Symphony will return to the lake to showcase a number of elite, award-winning musicians.

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 5:00 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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MOVIE UNDER THE STARS & FAMILY CAMP OUT

MOVIE UNDER THE STARS: The summer isn't over yet! Come out to Juan Bautista de Anza Park on Friday, August 4 for games, prizes, music and the "Incredibles!" Enjoy games and prizes from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the movie to follow. Don't forget your beach chairs or blankets! Pizza dinner and beverages, movie snacks, and glow treats will be available for purchase.

5TH ANNUAL FAMILY CAMPOUT: After the movie, head over for s’mores and stories by the campfire! Please note that reservations and a fee are required for this portion of the night. Families are invited to bring tents and spend night in the park! Wake up on Saturday to coffee and a pancake breakfast. Be sure to register early as spaces are limited. All campers must register at https://apm.activecommunities.com/cityofcalabasasrec.

Friday, August 4, 4:00 p.m. to Saturday, August 5, 9:00 a.m.
Adults: $15 - Registration Code: 2102.301
Youth (14 and younger): $10 - Registration Code: 2102.302
3 Years and younger are free

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CALABASAS CIVIC CENTER STEPS REPAIR

A project to replace the deteriorating precast stone steps around the Calabasas Civic Center began last month. The first steps replaced were those leading from the parking lot down to the rear of City Hall nearest the rose garden. Now that this area is complete, the steps from the parking lot leading from the Plaza to the Senior Center will be replaced followed by those in front of the Civic Center.

Construction areas will be clearly marked and blocked off, however visitors to the Civic Center are reminded to be especially cautious while this work is being completed. If you have questions, or require further information, please contact John Bingham at jbingham@cityofcalabasas.com

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BACK TO SCHOOL POOL PARTY

If we have to say good-bye to the summer, let’s do it in style! Join us for our Back to School Pool Party on Friday, August 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Calabasas Tennis & Center.  Bring your friends to party pool side with FREE open swim, music, games & challenges, and cool prizes! For more information, please contact Raine at (818) 222-2782 or email at lkishimoto@cityofcalabasas.com.

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TAKE A RIDE ON THE BEACH BUS (LOCAL ID REQUIRED TO RIDE)

The Calabasas Summer Beach Bus program is available to residents of Calabasas and Hidden Hills, providing easy public transit between Calabasas and Zuma Beach. Riders pay a small $2.00 fee each way and Summer School Pass holders ride free! Youth under the age of 18 will be required to present a summer school bus pass or an ID from a Calabasas or Hidden Hills based school before boarding the bus. Adults will be required to show proof of residency from either city. The Beach Bus is running now and will continue through August 18 with stops at Calabasas High School, the Avanti on Park Sorrento, Round Meadow Elementary, and Juan Bautista de Anza Park. For more information and a complete schedule visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/beachbus.html.

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CITY OF CALABASAS NIGHT AT THE LA GALAXY SOCCER GAME

Get your tickets! Join Calabasas' own Daniel Steres and the LA Galaxy as they take on New York City Football Club on Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m. The City of Calabasas is offering tickets from $29 and can be purchased by visiting Calabasas City Hall or contacting Marty Hall at (818) 224-1600. Hope to see you there!

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LVMWD OBSERVES NATIONAL WATER QUALITY MONTH

August is National Water Quality Month, an important time to remember that clean water is everyone’s responsibility. Although LVMWD’s drinking water comes from Northern California water supplies in the Sierras, efforts must still be made to keep physical, chemical and biological contaminants out of lakes and streams, such as the local Malibu Creek Watershed. Just as humans depend on clean water for survival plant and animal life in the watershed does as well.

“The Malibu Creek Watershed is a centerpiece in our region. Protecting it should be a priority for all who live here. By taking a few simple steps, customers can make a significant positive impact,” said LVMWD General Manager David W. Pedersen.

LVMWD urges customers to help keep contaminants out of the watershed by eliminating irrigation runoff from homes and businesses. Customers should:

 Pick up pet waste and place it in the trash.
 Ensure that only rainwater enters storm drains.
 Prevent irrigation runoff from your property; make sure sprinkler heads are properly positioned so they’re not watering the sidewalk.
 Properly dispose of household chemicals, including paint, fertilizer and motor oil, at a hazardous waste collection center.

To maintain optimal water quality and protect aquatic life in the Malibu Creek Watershed, LVMWD requests that customers:

 Prevent sewer overflows by disposing of fats, oil and grease in the trash, not the toilet or sink disposal.
 Not flush expired or unused medications down the sink or toilet. Instead, take them to the nearest drug take-back location such as the Lost Hills Sheriff Station, or place them in a sealable bag or container and place them in the trash.

To learn more about the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, visit www.lvmwd.com

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SEEKING PARTICIPANTS FOR THE TRUNK-OR-TREAT HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center is looking for community businesses/ organizations, volunteers and sponsors to participate in their annual SPOOKTACULAR Halloween event being held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31! Over 500 people celebrate Halloween at the Community Center enjoying trick or treat stations, games, live music, photo booth and more. Get your business out into the community by participating as a trick or treat station. Local business and organizations bring their own vehicle, decorate it and pass out candy from the trunk. FREE to participate! What a great way to say hello to your community and market your business all while having a ghostly good time! Contact Jenna Ferguson at jenna@ahccc.org for further information.

LIBRARY EVENTS IN AUGUST

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 August, visit this month's edition of Library e.News: http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/enews/2017/august.html.

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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT AHCCC

Join the team at the Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center! Part-time positions are now available in the Recreation and Maintenance Department, including reception desk, fitness monitors and maintenance staff. Contact linda@ahccc.org for more information or call 818-880-2993.

CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - AUGUST UPDATES

The Fall 2017 Calabasas Recreation Brochures will be available at the Calabasas Senior Center by Monday, August 14. The brochure will list all the classes and excursions for September, October, November and December. Members of the Calabasas Senior Center will register on Wednesday, August 16; Calabasas residents will register on Friday, August 18; and non-members, non-residents will register on Monday, August 21. Seniors can register at home, online at the City of Calabasas website, using Active Network or you can register in person at the Center.

Have you ever been to the Ventura County Fair? Join our excursion on Tuesday, August 8 and spend a day at the fairgrounds enjoying exhibits including: Agriculture, Floriculture, Gems and Minerals, Home Arts, and Photography. There are cooking demonstrations, pig races and an exhibit of the latest gadgets. When you get hungry, you can try a smoked turkey leg, some barbeque, cotton candy, or a roasted ear of corn slathered with your choice of condiments. The musical concert starts at 1:00 p.m. and provides a time to relax to some great entertainment. The shuttle leaves from Juan Bautista de Anza Park at 9:00 a.m. and returns at 4:30 p.m. If you register for this trip online, please use CODE 8014.301. The price is $20 for members and residents and $24 for non-residents. You can register in person at the Calabasas Senior Center. For more information, call: (818) 224-1777.

For more information or to learn more about the programs offered at the Calabasas Senior Center, call (818) 224-1777 or visit www.calabasasseniorcenter.com.

GET FIT. STAY FIT.

The Health Club at the Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center is undergoing upgrades this September to help you get fit and stay fit. New cardio equipment will feature treadmills, elliptical and cross-trainers, and bicycles. Build your strength in our extensive free weight area featuring Hammer Strength plate-loaded equipment. Don’t miss out on our Fitness Classes, included in membership, offering over 50 classes from PiYo, Ripped, Senior Fitness, Aerobics and more.

Membership is not required as the Center also offers daily rates. Stop on in, take a tour and get ready for a new look. For more information, visit www.ahccc.org, call (818) 880-2993, or email Linda@ahccc.org.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO HOST SOLAR ECLIPSE EVENTS

On the morning of August 21, millions of Americans are expected to step outside to witness the solar eclipse, a natural phenomenon that hasn’t been witnessed in the continental U.S. in 38 years. To celebrate, the National Park Service is hosting three local viewing events, two in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and one near downtown Los Angeles.

Downtown L.A. (L.A. State Historic Park): Bring out a blanket and enjoy one of L.A.’s newest parks! Come straight to the park or meet with rangers at 8:30 a.m. to hike over from the new Gateway to Nature Center in El Pueblo. This event is held in collaboration with California State Parks and Western National Parks Association.

Calabasas (King Gillette Ranch): Join a ranger at the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center for a program about the total solar eclipse and more at 9:30 a.m. Afterward, view the celestial event together from the visitor center grounds.

 Thousand Oaks (Rancho Sierra Vista): Join rangers at 9:30 a.m. for children's activities, Native American sky stories, and to witness the eclipse together. Meet at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center. Cross street of Via Goleta and Lynn Road, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91320

All three locations will have a limited supply of solar glasses and Junior Ranger eclipse books.

The actual total eclipse will only be seen from a thin, diagonal band across the country, starting in Oregon and ending in South Carolina, going over 21 national park units and seven national trails. The remainder of the country will experience a partial eclipse, which still will be a sight to see. In the Los Angeles area, about 62 percent of the sun will be covered at about 10:20 a.m., when the eclipse will be at its maximum. The partial eclipse, however, will begin at about 9:05 a.m. and end at 11:43 a.m.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) is the largest urban national park in the country, encompassing more than 150,000 acres of mountains and coastline in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. A unit of the National Park Service, it comprises a seamless network of local, state and federal parks interwoven with private lands and communities. As one of only five Mediterranean ecosystems in the world, SMMNRA preserves the rich biological diversity of more than 450 animal species and 26 distinct plant communities. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/samo

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, August 5 @ 9:00 a.m. - Juan Bautista de Anza Park - Calabasas Blue Restoration
Help our land restoration crews protect and preserve native grasslands in the foothills west of Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas. Bring a hat, water, snack, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/calabasas-blue-habitat-restoration-tickets-35146174153

Saturday, August 5 @ 9:00 a.m. - Tapia Park - Invasive Crayfish Removal Open House
Crayfish are an invasive species in Southern California waters. Help us safely remove them from the streams, and test the water quality in current project sites! We’ll also be working to clean up the waterways around Tapia Park. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/invasive-crayfish-removal-open-house-tickets-35465913502

Saturday, August 12 @ 9:00 a.m. - Newbury Park - Potrero Creek Restoration
Help our crews maintain our restoration site on National Park Service land in Newbury Park by removing invasive plants, mulching, and watering. We are working to return this critical habitat back to the oak woodland it once was after years of ranching and farming. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/potrero-creek-revegetation-project-tickets-35437559695

Saturday, August 26 @ 9:00 a.m. - A.E. Wright Middle School - Invasive Crayfish Removal Open House
Crayfish are an invasive species in Southern California waters. Help us safely remove them from the streams, and test the water quality in current project sites! We’ll also be working to clean up the waterways. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/invasive-crayfish-removal-open-house-tickets-35465959640

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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 (August 5, 2017), 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 (August 19, 2017) 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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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. 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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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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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: MELINA SEMPILL WATTS

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Environmental/Media consultant and author, Melina Sempill Watts with host Karyn Foley at the Calabasas Library discussing her book, Tree.
Click here to WATCH THIS EPISODE NOW

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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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