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NOVEMBER 2017 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY
20TH ANNUAL CALABASAS MAYOR'S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE AT WILD WALNUT PARK?
GET RUNNING AT THE CALABASAS CLASSIC
  GATES CANYON PARK: REGIONAL STORMWATER PROJECT
  DONATE AT THE ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE-THRU EVENT
  CITY COUNCIL TO REVIEW A LIST OF REVENUE GENERATING ACTIVITIES AT THEIR NOVEMBER 8 MEETING
SMART GARDENING WORKSHOP
SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION FOR THE 2017 CARL GIBBS ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
LIBRARY EVENTS IN NOVEMBER
  MALIBU/LOST HILLS SHERIFF'S STATION INVITES YOU TO THEIR OPEN HOUSE
CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - NOVEMBER UPDATES
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

November 2017 2 - Public Presentation: Gates Canyon Park Regional Stormwater Project

4 - E-Waste Collection

4 -
Community Workshop: Wild Walnut Park

5 - Daylight Saving Time Ends (2:00 a.m.)

8 - City Council Meeting

10 - Veterans' Day
(City Hall Closed)

11 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

11 & 12 - Annual Food Drive-Thru Event

12 -
Calabasas Classic Runs

14 -
Calabasas Mayor's State of the City Address

18 - E-Waste Collection

18 - Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station Open House

22 -
City Council Meeting (Cancelled)
 
23-24 - Thanksgiving Holiday (City Hall Closed)

24 - Deadline to Register for Breakfast with Santa

29 - City Council Reorganization Meeting

30 - Deadline to Submit Nomination for the Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award
 

December 2017 2 - E-Waste Collection

6 - 4th Annual Literally Healing Reading Festival

13 - City Council Meeting

16 - E-Waste Collection

25 - Christmas Day (City Hall Closed)

26 - City Hall Closed

27 - City Council Meeting (Cancelled)


29 - New Year's Eve Observed (City Hall Closes at Noon)

JOIN US FOR THE 20TH ANNUAL CALABASAS MAYOR'S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS ON NOVEMBER 14



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NOVEMBER 4

FALL BACK ONE HOUR
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (2:00 A.M.)



SAVE THE DATE!
THE 4TH ANNUAL LITERALLY HEALING READING FESTIVAL, BENEFITTING CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LA, WILL BE DECEMBER 6



 

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20TH ANNUAL CALABASAS MAYOR'S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

Mayor Mary Sue Maurer will be presenting the 20th Annual Calabasas State of the City Address on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Founders Hall, Calabasas Library (200 Civic Center Way in Calabasas). Check-in will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the speech will begin at 7:00 p.m. Mayor Maurer will be reviewing the City's accomplishments from the past year and outlining goals for the future. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP or for questions about this event, contact Anita Mair at (818) 224-1607 or amair@cityofcalabasas.com. The State of the City Address will be archived for replay on-demand.

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WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE AT WILD WALNUT PARK?

Tell us what you would like at the park! The City of Calabasas is hosting a community workshop to gather ideas for new amenities to be added to Wild Walnut Park. Should it have a youth play structure? Do you want a dog park or a community garden? Should there be grassy space or a restroom? Come out to the Calabasas Senior Center on Saturday, November 4 anytime between 9:00 a.m. to noon and tell us what you want to see incorporated into this facility.

Wild Walnut Park was acquired back in 2001 and consists of approximately 10 acres on the corner of Mulholland Highway and Old Topanga Canyon Road.

If you would like additional information on this workshop, please call (818) 224-1600. We look forward to hearing from you!

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GET RUNNING AT THE CALABASAS CLASSIC

The Calabasas Classic Runs returns on November 12! You can still register to get your spot in a timed 5K or 10K Run or 1 Mile Fun Run. Hosted by the the not-for-profit organization Community Center Alliance which benefits the AHCCC Community Center, this event celebrates community, fitness and fun! The runs explore the beautiful roads of Calabasas and competitive and non-competitive runners will enjoy this challenging course which ends with a post-run party expo to celebrate you! It is USATF certified and sanctioned.

Visit www.calabasasclassicrun.com for sign-up details and registration support. A portion of your registration will go toward Cookies for Kid's Cancer, a national nonprofit that directly funds pediatric cancer research. Read about their mission at www.cookiesforcancer.org

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GATES CANYON PARK: REGIONAL STORMWATER PROJECT

The Gates Canyon Park Stormwater Project features the construction of new drainage infrastructure to capture and treat stormwater. The project will divert approximately 1,150,000 gallons of stormwater into a pre-treatment system before being conveyed to a cistern below Gates Canyon Park.

Water stored within the cistern will be further treated before used to irrigate the park or pumped into infiltration wells. With each new rain event, the cistern will be drained for groundwater recharge allowing for the capture and treatment of additional stormwater.

Community Benefits and Collaboration Opportunities:

• Improve stormwater quality;
• Expand water supply;
• Reduce use of reclaimed water;
• Provide for a healthier environment;
• Up-to-date drainage infrastructure;
• Ensure sustainable environmental future.

Interested individuals are invited to attend a public workshop on Thursday, November 2, 2017 between 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The community workshop will be held at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center located at 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas, CA 91301.

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DONATE AT THE ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE-THRU EVENT

Help others in need and come to the Annual Food Drive-Thru this month! Bring your non-perishable food donations to the Commons parking lot in Calabasas on November 11 and 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Donations will benefit the West Valley Food Pantry.

The Food Drive-Thru is staffed by volunteer Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts (ages 6-17) and is graciously sponsored by Davis Research, LLC and Fresh Brothers.

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CITY COUNCIL TO REVIEW A LIST OF REVENUE GENERATING ACTIVITIES AT THEIR NOVEMBER 8 MEETING

At their November 8, 2017 meeting, the City Council will be reviewing a list of revenue generating activities which are either allowed under the City Code, or prohibited in single family residences. City Staff is asking the Council to review the listing due to resident complaints regarding commercial activities, as well as frequent questions arising from new business trends in residential property rentals. Staff will be looking for direction from the Council as to their interest in restricting unwelcomed activities, or providing more flexibility for residential property uses. Comments from members of the community are welcomed. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Way in Calabasas.

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SMART GARDENING WORKSHOP

You are invited to a free Smart Gardening Workshop on Saturday, November 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Gates Canyon Park (25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Calabasas). Learn backyard composting, water-wise gardening, worm composting and grasscycling. Bring friends and neighbors! No reservation is needed. Compost bins will also be available for purchase at a discount after you attend the workshop (cash or check only). For more information, call 1(888)CLEANLA or visit www.CleanLA.com or www.smartgardening.com.

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SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION FOR THE 2017 CARL GIBBS ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

Nominations for the 2017 Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award are being accepted until Thursday, November 30, 2017. The Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award is a symbol of commitment to California’s environment. The award honors a wide array of individuals, businesses, municipalities, government agencies, organizations, institutions, all working to benefit our environment. The Award recognizes voluntary activities by companies and organizations, big or small, private or non-profit, for work done in the City of Calabasas and in surrounding communities that result in cleaner air or water, less waste, less traffic, conservation of energy and natural resources, efficient and water conserving landscaping, or reduced use of hazardous materials, etc. Furthermore, the Award honors those organizations that demonstrate exceptional commitment or innovation above and beyond their primary mission.

The Award is given by the City of Calabasas Environmental Commission and will be presented during a future meeting at City Hall. In selecting the recipients, the Commission will consider:

- Measurable improvements to environmental quality
- Ongoing or long-term environmental benefits
- Creativity and innovation in technology or approach
- Model achievements
- Demonstrating a solid commitment to protecting the environment
- Involving employees, governmental officials and/or community members in an environmental project
- Showing a commitment to the public's best interests
- Reaching out in an effective manner to stakeholders
- Taking definitive steps to prevent pollution
- Minimizing costs or demonstrating a payback on investments

Nominations for the Award are welcomed from individuals, companies, government agencies, consultants, educators, researchers and students. When selecting recipients, the Commission considers measurable improvements to environmental quality, creativity, environmental achievements, commitment to protecting the environment, promoting community involvement and other core values of the Award.

A nomination form is available on City of Calabasas website at www.cityofcalabasas.com/environmental/pdf/nomination-form.pdf.
Please mail or e-mail nominations by Thursday, November 30, 2017 to:

City of Calabasas
100 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302-3172
Attn: Alex Farassati
E-mail: afarassati@cityofcalabasas.com

For past Award recipients, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/environmental/carl-gibbs.html.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Bring the family and join Santa and his elves for a pancake breakfast, crafts and holiday cheer on Saturday, December 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Price includes holiday music, a pancake breakfast, crafts, prizes and a picture with Santa! Event prices are $10 per child, ages 4-12 years, children 3 and younger are free and adults 13+ years are $15 each.

PLEASE REGISTER BY FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24 , 2017. Seating and space is limited. Each table will have assigned seating. All guests (including infants and toddlers) must be paid and registered prior to event. Must register on site at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center (23400 Park Sorrento in Calabasas). To ensure large parties to be assigned seating together, please register in advance with all guests information and register family names on the registration form. For example if the Jones party of 4 would like to sit with the Stevens party of 3 please include both family names on the registration form.

Please note that high chairs or booster seats will not be provided and due to limited space, strollers are not permitted in the event room. For more information, please contact Raine Kishimoto at (818) 222-2782.

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN NOVEMBER

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

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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MALIBU/LOST HILLS SHERIFF'S STATION INVITES YOU TO THEIR OPEN HOUSE

The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station invites you to attend their Open House on Saturday, November 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will feature displays and interactive activities with the Sheriff's Department units, including:

- Sheriff K-9
- SWAT Team
- Helicopter
- Bomb Squad
- Mounted Enforcement Detail
- Search & Rescue Team
- Recruitment Tent (information for LASD applicants)
- Great fun and activities for the kids!
- Free food and drinks

The Lost Hills Sheriff's Station is located at 27050 Agoura Road in Agoura. For information, call (818) 878-1808 or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/losthillssheriffsstation.  

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CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - NOVEMBER UPDATES

“AFTER HOURS HAPPY HOUR” - Raise your wine glasses and munch on some yummy appetizers at our “After Hours Happy Hour!” event. Along with a variety of hors d’oeuvres, members will be entertained by the music of Maestro James Domine, conductor of the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra. Relax and meet up with others in your classes and clubs and “get happy” together. The get-together will take place on Thursday, November 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Calabasas Senior Center. Please RSVP to  kpost@cityofcalabasas.com.

MOVIE MATINEE AT THE CENTER: The Calabasas Senior Center is offering members “Movie Matinee” on the 3rd Friday of each month. “Best In Show”, an American Mockumentary comedy film from the year 2000, will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17. Co-written by Eugene Levy and Christopher Guest, the film follows five entrants in a prestigious national dog show. Fresh hot popcorn will be available to enjoy while watching the movie. Each month, a different classic movie will be shown. Free for members, please RSVP to kpost@cityofcalabasas.com.

REGISTRATION FOR WINTER CLASSES AND LECTURES: The Winter Calabasas Recreation Brochure will be available at the Calabasas Senior Center by Friday, December 8. The brochure will list all the classes and excursions for January, February and March 2018. Members of the Calabasas Senior Center will be able to register on Monday, December 11; Calabasas residents can register on Wednesday, December 13; and non-members, non-residents will register on Monday, December 18. Seniors can register at home, using Active Network on the City of Calabasas website. Or, you can register in person at the front desk of the Calabasas Senior Center.

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.

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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 the below events, please sign up by visiting www.mountainstrust.org/upcoming-events. Just click on the event you wish to sign up for and you will be directed to any consent forms and provided additional information.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Potrero Creek Restoration Project
November 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Potrero Road and S. Briar Avenue in Newbury Park

Join Mountains Restoration Trust to help maintain our restoration site on National Park Service land in Newbury Park. You’ll be helping to maintain the land 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. The natives you will be maintaining include Coast Live Oak, Valley Oak, Western Sycamore, and supporting vegetation in a riparian flood plain, alongside Potrero Creek.

Headwaters Corner Fire Recovery Project
November 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
3815 Old Topanga Canyon Road in Calabasas

Mountains Restoration Trust is working to restore the hillsides around Headwaters Corner and Dry Canyon Creek after a massive fire in June 2016. Lend a hand with our post-fire restoration efforts, re-vegetating land and helping us control invasive plant species. We will also care for the plants that are starting to regrow, and learn about the unique native annuals we are working to protect here in the Santa Monica mountains.

Invasive Crayfish Removal Open House
November 11, 18, 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
900 Las Virgenes Road in Agoura Hills

Come help us remove crayfish from Tapia State Park! Crayfish are a non-native species to California, and they're considered invasive because they cause quite a bit of damage to the aquatic ecosystems. They prey on native species, reduce water quality, and cause problems with creek bed erosion. We need your help in trapping and removing the crayfish as well as picking up trash along the stream.

All MRT events are family friendly, kid friendly, and open to anyone who wants to come out and help! All volunteers under the age of 18 who WILL NOT have a parent present will need to have a Parent/Guardian Consent form filled out. For questions, e-mail volunteer@mountainstrust.org or call (818) 591-1701.

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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 (November 4, 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 (November 18, 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.

The City of Calabasas holds bi-monthly collections for paint and used oil. On Saturday, November 11 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 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 Chelsee Howard at (818) 222-2782 x 124 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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WHAT'S ON CTV?
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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: JERRY KORNFELD, M.D., FAAFP

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Dr. Jerry Kornfeld with host Karyn Foley at the Calabasas Library discussing his book,
Your 100-Year Heart: Simple Steps for Keeping Your Heart Alive and Well, Based on 35 Years of Experience as a Practicing Physician

Click Here to WATCH THIS EPISODE NOW

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

City Hall will be closed Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans' Day. City Hall will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

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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