e.NEWS

SEPTEMBER 2017 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL AND SAFE DRIVING
  PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING FOR THE WEST VILLAGE PROJECT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT 
THE CARNIVAL IS COMING
CALABASAS FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS 
ENTER THE ENVIRONMENTAL DRAWING CONTEST
CELEBRATE NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY BY CHECKING YOUR REGISTRATION STATUS 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL CALABASAS WALK-IN FLU CLINIC
THE CALABASAS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
SEEKING PARTICIPANTS FOR THE TRUNK-OR-TREAT HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
START YOUR TRAINING FOR NOVEMBER'S CALABASAS CLASSIC 
VOLUNTEER FOR THE 2018-19 CIVIL GRAND JURY 
LIBRARY EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER
CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - SEPTEMBER UPDATES
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

September 2017 2 - E-Waste Collection

4 - Labor Day
(City Hall Closed)

8, 9, 10 - The Foundation for LVUSD Carnival

9 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

13 - City Council Meeting
(Cancelled)

13 - 17 - Calabasas Film Festival

14 - Public Scoping Meeting for the West Village Project Environmental Impact Report

16 - E-Waste Collection

26 - National Voter Registration Day

27 - City Council Meeting

 

October 2017 7 - E-Waste Collection

8 - Walk-In Flu Clinic

11 - City Council Meeting


21 -
E-Waste Collection

21 & 22 - Calabasas Pumpkin Festival

22 - P-22 Day and Urban Wildlife Festival

25 - City Council Meeting



NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY IS SEPTEMBER 26




CALABASAS MAYOR'S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 14

AGOURA HILLS/CALABASAS
COMMUNITY CENTER


INFORMATION ABOUT COYOTES IN THE CITY



 

Looking for a previous
edition of e.News?
Check out the e.News archive.
<-
 August 2017

What do you think of e.News?
Send us an email to let us know!

top

Create your survey with SurveyMonkey
WE WANT TO KNOW! PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY

top

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL AND SAFE DRIVING!

Welcome back to all the returning and new Calabasas students, teachers, principals and staff! We look forward to a great 2017-18 school year in the City!

All community members are reminded to take extra precautions while driving as school days often bring congestion. Please slow down and share the road. Some safety tips from the National Safety Council outline ways you can avoid potentially fatal accidents during this time of year:

If You're Dropping Off: Schools often have very specific drop-off procedures for the school year. Make sure you know them for the safety of all kids. More children are hit by cars near schools than at any other location, according to the National Safe Routes to School program. The following apply to all school zones:

- Don't double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles.
- Don't load or unload children across the street from the school.
- Carpool to reduce the number of vehicles at the school.

Sharing the Road with Young Pedestrians: According to research by the National Safety Council, most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are 4 to 7 years old, and they're walking. They are hit by the bus, or by a motorist illegally passing a stopped bus. A few precautions go a long way toward keeping children safe:

- Don't block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn, forcing pedestrians to go around you; this could put them in the path of moving traffic.
- In a school zone when flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection.
- Always stop for a school patrol officer or crossing guard holding up a stop sign.
- Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in all residential areas.
- Don't honk or rev your engine to scare a pedestrian, even if you have the right of way.
- Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians.
- Always use extreme caution to avoid striking pedestrians wherever they may be, no matter who has the right of way.

Sharing the Road with School Buses: If you're driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car. It will give you more time to stop once the yellow lights start flashing. It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.

- Never pass a bus from behind, or from either direction if you're on an undivided road, if it is stopped to load or unload children.
- If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop.
- The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children; stop far enough back to allow them space to safely enter and exit the bus.
- Be alert; children often are unpredictable, and they tend to ignore hazards and take risks.

Sharing the Road with Bicyclists: On most roads, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as vehicles, but bikes can be hard to see. Children riding bikes create special problems for drivers because usually they are not able to properly determine traffic conditions. The most common cause of collision is a driver turning left in front of a bicyclist.

- When passing a bicyclist, proceed in the same direction slowly, and leave 3 feet between your car and the cyclist.
- When turning left and a bicyclist is approaching in the opposite direction, wait for the rider to pass.
- If you're turning right and a bicyclists is approaching from behind on the right, let the rider go through the intersection first, and always use your turn signals.
- Watch for bike riders turning in front of you without looking or signaling; children especially have a tendency to do this.
- Be extra vigilant in school zones and residential neighborhoods.
- Watch for bikes coming from driveways or behind parked cars.
- Check side mirrors before opening your door.

By exercising a little extra care and caution, drivers and pedestrians can co-exist safely in school zones.

top

PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING FOR THE WEST VILLAGE PROJECT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT 

The City will hold a public scoping meeting for the West Village Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on Thursday September 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center located at 27040 Malibu Hills Road. All interested agencies and members of the public are encouraged to attend and provide comments to City staff on the potential environmental impacts of the proposed development that should be analyzed in the EIR. Comments may also be submitted in writing to the City of Calabasas Planning Division (attention: Glenn Michitsch), 100 Civic Center Way, Calabasas, CA 91302 no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 3, 2017. For more information, you can contact Glenn Michitsch, Senior Planner at (818) 224-1707.

top

THE CARNIVAL IS COMING

The Carnival is coming! The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools is hosting their annual weekend-long Carnival on September 8, 9, and 10 at the Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills. Admission is FREE and everyone in the community is welcome. Pre-sale ride tickets and wristbands are available now at www.thefoundationlvs.org.

The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools is a volunteer parent organization. They work hand-in-hand with the school district and the individcual PFA's/PFC's. For more information about the organization, visit www.thefoundationlvs.org.

top

CALABASAS FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS 

Roll out the red carpet, the Calabasas Film Festival returns to the Edwards Cinema in the Commons, Founders Hall at the Calabasas library and other venues around the city September 13-17!

The Calabasas Film Festival showcases major film premieres, short films, documentaries and top quality film selections from all genres that are guaranteed to entertain. CFF provides the community an opportunity to connect over mutual passions for film and television while enjoying local culinary arts and entertainment. CFF is also dedicated to honoring the future of the industry by empowering young filmmakers with a platform for outreach through student screenings and events. Calabasas Film Festival will always be where the heart of film lives.

For complete schedule, venue, and ticket information please visit www.calabasasfilmfestival.com. Hurry and get your tickets today!

top

ENTER THE ENVIRONMENTAL DRAWING CONTEST

Ready - Set - Draw! The Calabasas Environmental Commission is asking young artists to submit hand created drawings to the annual drawing contest. The contest is open to all Calabasas elementary and middle school students. Entries have a chance of being included in the 2018 Community Recycling Awareness Calendar! There will be fourteen winners and the first place winner's drawing will be on the cover. All winners will receive a $25 gift certificate.

This year's theme is "Food Recycling: Yes You Can Ideas for Reducing Food Waste."

Entries are due at Calabasas City Hall by October 20, 2017. Drawings must be done on 8.5" x 11" format in landscape orientation. For additional information, call the City of Calabasas Environmental Services Division at (818) 224-1600.

top

CELEBRATE NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY BY CHECKING YOUR REGISTRATION STATUS

Last year, millions of Americans didn't vote because they missed a registration deadline or did not know how to register. To make sure that doesn't happen again, spread the word and mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 26, 2017 because it's National Voter Registration Day! It's the largest one-day effort of the year to register voters so nobody misses their opportunity to vote due to registration problems.

Did you know...

- Voters must register to vote before they can cast a ballot, in some cases 30 days in advance of an election.
- If you turned 18 recently, changed your name, moved, or haven't voted in recent elections, then you need to update your voter registration.
- One out of nine Americans have moved in the last year, rendering their former registration outdated.

To make sure YOU are ready, visit http://registertovote.ca.gov/. Can't remember if you’re registered to vote? Visit www.lavote.net/vrstatus to check the status of your voter registration. Voter Registration cards are also available to be picked up at all City facilities.

For more information on National Registration Day or to get involved, visit  https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/

top

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL CALABASAS WALK-IN FLU CLINIC

The 10th annual Calabasas Walk-In Flu Clinic will be held on Sunday, October 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (or while supplies last) at Founders Hall, 200 Civic Center Way, in Calabasas. Free seasonal flu shots will be offered on a first come, first served basis, to Calabasas residents only.

Flu shots are administered by Passport Health, the largest provider of travel medical/immunization services in the United States. The minimum age to receive a flu shot at the clinic is 6 months. No pets will be allowed on-site for the clinic.

Planning to attend the clinic? Please make sure you complete the immunization screening form prior to arriving. To obtain the form, visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/flu.html. For additional information, call (818) 224-1600.

top

THE CALABASAS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

The Calabasas Pumpkin Festival is just around the corner and we want to make sure you save the date for a weekend full of pumpkin-themed fun! This annual community event will take place at beautiful Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

Festival admission will be only $5 (children under 2 are free) and admission price includes free parking and shuttle service, inflatables and a giant slide, reptile, bug and nature shows, live bands, youth carnival games, contests, Saturday costume parade, a business expo, and car show.

While there, don't forget to stop by the Marketplace for jewelry, harvest items and other crafts. Delicious food, beer, and Halloween treats will be available for purchase, as well as children's craft projects, balloons and face painting. Before you leave, make sure you stop by the Pumpkin Patch to pick out your Halloween pumpkin!

Parking and entrance will be at the corner of Lost Hills Road and Agoura Road. Please note that there is no parking along Las Virgenes /Malibu Canyon Road. There will be ATMs on site and credit card sales will be limited to select Marketplace vendors. For more information, visit www.calabasaspumpkinfestival.com.

top

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. There is even a contest being held for high school students, offering volunteer credits and prize money! To learn about this contest for high school students, click here for the flyer.

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.

top

START YOUR TRAINING FOR NOVEMBER'S CALABASAS CLASSIC

Start your training! The Calabasas Classic Runs will be returning on November 12! Register today 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.

To sign up, just visit www.calabasasclassicrun.com for details and registration support. A portion of your registration will go toward Cookies for Kid's Cancer, an organization supporting childhood cancer research.

top

VOLUNTEER FOR THE 2018-19 CIVIL GRAND JURY

Looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community? The Los Angeles County Superior Court is currently seeking qualified citizens who are interested in applying for the 2018-2019 Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury which will be impaneled on July 2, 2018. Volunteers must be willing to work 30-40 hours per week or 4-5 days per week and will earn $60 for each full day of service.

The primary functions of the Civil Grand Jury:

- Investigates county, city, and joint-power authorities.
- Acts as a "watch dog" by examining carefully and completely the operations of various government agencies within Los Angeles County.

Applicants must possess each of following qualifications:

- Citizen of the United States;
- 18 years of age or older;
- Resident of Los Angeles County for at least one year;
- Posses sound judgment, fair character, and ordinary intelligence;
- Working knowledge of the English language.

The Civil Grand Jury is virtually a full-time obligation over the period of one year. The deadline to submit the application form is November 3, 2017. For additional information or to apply, visit www.grandjury.co.la.ca.us or call Ms. Cora Artizada, Senior Management Analyst at (213) 628-7916.

LIBRARY EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER

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

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

CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - SEPTEMBER UPDATES

Ready! Set! Omaha! Hut! Monday Night Football at the Calabasas Senior Center! Beginning Monday, September 11, we invite all sports fans to come to the CSC to root for their favorite teams, get into a football pool, play poker, card games, and enjoy popcorn and refreshments.

For our first game night on September 11, the New Orleans Saints play the Minnesota Vikings at 4:10 p.m. Pacific Time, followed by the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos at 7:20 p.m. The CSC will remain open throughout the afternoon and evening, until the game is over. The event is free to members, costs $3 for residents, and $5 for non-members.

On September 18, the Detroit Lions vs. New York Giants game begins at 5:30 p.m. Then, on Monday, September 25, the Dallas Cowboys take on the Arizona Cardinals at 5:30 p.m.

All seniors are welcome to attend Monday Night Football at the Calabasas Senior Center. Come over, bring your friends and neighbors, and meet more people from the community. 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.

E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

The City of Calabasas organizes two free monthly electronic waste collection events. On the first Saturday of the month (September 2, 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 (September 16, 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, September 9, 2017 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.

top

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.

top

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

top

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:
YOUR CITY, YOUR ISSUES: ALOPECIA AWARENESS  

ycyi109

Host Laura Nickerson talks with athlete Kevin Bull, who was diagnosed with Alopecia at 21 years old, and is currently on the American Ninja Warriors show.  She also sits down with Jesse London and his family to discuss how Alopecia has affected their lives. 

Click here to WATCH THIS EPISODE NOW

top

CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

City Hall will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor 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.
 
Want City Agendas delivered to your email? Sign up at Connect with Calabasas.
For a complete calendar of events and meetings at City Hall, please visit our City Calendar Page.

That’s all for this month.

If you have any questions about e.News or City issues in general, please email our Media Operations Director, Deborah Steller, at dsteller@cityofcalabasas.com.  e.News is developed by the Media Operations Department at the City of Calabasas.

Click here to sign up a friend for e.News.

City of Calabasas © 2017