e.NEWS

FEBRUARY 2018 e.NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER
ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM: WILDLIFE HABITATS AND YOUR HOME
  SHORT TERM HOUSE RENTALS PROHIBITED IN THE CITY
  ORDINANCE ADOPTED RELATING TO LOUD, UNNECESSARY AND UNUSUAL NOISE
  HOW THE HOMEOWNERS' EXEMPTION CAN SAVE HOMEOWNERS MONEY
  SEEKING DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION
  DON'T DELAY - REGISTER TO VOTE TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD IN THE 2018 CALABASAS MUNICIPAL ELECTION!
  SAFE & SECURE COMMUNITY COLLECTION EVENT & DONATION DRIVE
LIBRARY EVENTS IN FEBRUARY
CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - FEBRUARY UPDATES
  CERT CLASSES BEGIN
  GREAT LA RIVER CLEAN UP/LA GRAN LIMPIEZA
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
VOLUNTEER WITH MOUNTAINS RESTORATION TRUST
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

February 2018 3 - E-Waste Collection

6 - CERT Classes Begin

10 - Safe & Secure Community Collection Event

13 - CERT Training

14 -  City Council Meeting

17 - E-Waste Collection

19 - Presidents' Day
(City Hall Closed)

19 - Presale Tickets Available for the March 24th Bunny Trail Junior Egg Hunt Event

20 - CERT Training

21 - Ethics/Brown Act Training

22 - Environmental Forum: Wildlife Habitats and Your Home

27 - CERT Training

28 - City Council Meeting


March 2018 3 - E-Waste Collection

6 - CERT Training

10 - Water Based Paint & Used Oil Round-Up

11 - Daylight Saving Time Begins (2:00 a.m.)

13 - CERT Training


14 - City Council Meeting

17 - E-Waste Collection

17 - Smart Gardening Workshop

17 - St. Patrick's Day Celebration & Open House at AHCCC

20 -  CERT Training


24 - Arbor Day Celebration

24 - The Bunny Trail Junior Egg Hunt

28 - City Council Meeting

 

 


SHORT TERM HOUSE RENTALS ARE PROHIBITED IN THE

CITY OF CALABASAS

 



 

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ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM: WILDLIFE HABITATS AND YOUR HOME

Join us on Thursday, February 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. as we hold an Environmental Forum - Wildlife Habitats and Your Home. We will be discussing ways in which to landscape with native plants and how to practice smart gardening techniques.

The Forum will be held in Founders Hall, behind the Calabasas Library (200 Civic Center Way). For more information, call (818) 224-1600 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com

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SHORT TERM HOUSE RENTALS PROHIBITED IN THE CITY

Use of single family homes for short term rentals to guests under 30 days are prohibited in residential areas of the City of Calabasas. If you suspect that a property is being rented out for a hotel use, you may file a complaint with the Code Enforcement Department of the City, who can open an investigation. ALL REFERRALS ARE CONFIDENTIAL. You can use the following methods to send us a reported location: Connect with Calabasas, INFO, or call during daytime hours at (818) 224-1600 and after hours at (818) 518-3201. If the home is loud or unruly and causing a disturbance in the neighborhood, please contact the Lost Hills Sheriff's Department.

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ORDINANCE ADOPTED RELATING TO LOUD, UNNECESSARY AND UNUSUAL NOISE

At the January 24, 2018 City Council Meeting, Council adopted Ordinance No. 2018-358, amending Calabasas Municipal Code Section 9.28.010 related to loud, unnecessary, and unusual noise, and adopted a new chapter 9.36 related to unruly gatherings. These Municipal Code amendments strengthens the City regulations related to illegal commercial activities, especially those disruptive to the quiet enjoyment of residential neighborhoods. It provides City staff and the Sheriff with greater tools to use in code enforcement efforts related to disorderly gatherings. Click here to review Ordinance No. 2018-358.

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HOW THE HOMEOWNERS' EXEMPTION CAN SAVE HOMEOWNERS MONEY

Assessor Jeffrey Prang is encouraging Los Angeles County homeowners to apply for the Homeowners’ Exemption that can save owners of residential property $70 off their property tax bill each year.

This is how it works: Once a homeowner submits an application and qualifies for the exemption, the property’s assessed value is reduced by $7,000, thereby lowering the property tax bill by approximately $70 each year. There is no need to re-apply, which means the savings will continue until a change of ownership or re-assessment occurs. To qualify for the exemption, the home must be the owner’s principal place of residence on January 1, 2018.

For the Homeowners’ Exemption application form and filing information, please click here.

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SEEKING DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center is seeking donations from local businesses as well as volunteers for their 12th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration. The free event will take place on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 27040 Malibu Hills Road in Calabasas. To donate or sign up to volunteer, call the AHCCC at (818) 880-2993.

Everyone is welcome to join the festivities on March 17! This family-friendly celebration will feature live music, entertainment, food, activities, contests, games and drawings for a number of prizes. Enjoy face painting, wax hand making, rock climbing, inflatable rides, a rockin’ photo shoot by Rock N’ Roll High and a photo booth. There will also be free use of the Center for the day. Don’t miss this fun, FREE, spectacular event!

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DON'T DELAY - REGISTER TO VOTE TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD IN THE 2018 CALABASAS MUNICIPAL ELECTION!

Are you a U.S. citizen? Are you a California resident? Will you be 18 years of age or older on Election Day? If you answered "yes" to all of these questions, you should register to vote!

In order to be an eligible voter in California, you must register to vote. As a registered voter, you will receive election information about candidates and measures appearing on your ballot and polling place information before every election. Voting is the easiest way to have a voice in our democracy.

The deadline to register to vote for the November 6, 2018 Election is October 22, 2018. Voter registration forms are available at all City facilities and other government agencies such as the Post Office or DMV. You can also register online at www.lavote.net.

Voter registration is permanent. You only re-register if your information has changed. You can check your status at www.lavote.net. You must re-register if you move to a new address, change your name or change your political party preference. You do not have to re-register if you miss an election.

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SAFE & SECURE COMMUNITY COLLECTION EVENT & DONATION DRIVE

The proper destruction of items in your home such as personal documents, electronic waste, and prescription drugs is not only a great way to protect your identity, but a very healthy way to protect our environment. On Saturday, February 10, stop by the Sheriff's Station at 27050 Agoura Road in Calabasas between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring any personal documents you want destroyed, electronic waste for disposal, and/or prescription medication for disposal. Goodwill will also be on hand to take any donations you might have. Help enrich community groups and care for the planet by donating good, clean and sellable items such as clothing and household items (no furniture or appliances please).

To view acceptable items, restrictions, and more detailed information, click here for the flyer.

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LIBRARY EVENTS IN FEBRUARY

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 February, visit this month's edition of Library e.News: http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/library/enews/2018/february.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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CALABASAS SENIOR CENTER - FEBRUARY UPDATES

SPECIAL SPEAKER SERIES:  On Friday, March 2, the 4th Annual Special Speaker Series presenter will be James W. Peaco III, talking about “The Threat of Terrorism in LA – The Third Most Likely U.S. Target”. Special Agent Peaco is the FBI Los Angeles Division Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Coordinator responsible for threat assessments, outreach and liaison programs that provide early detection and prevention of WMD terrorism. He focuses on rapid threat assessments, interagency operation, and Radiological Nuclear Search Operations. He has also participated in several National Level Special Events and exercises and has provided WMD training to international partners in the Balkans, Africa and Asia. Los Angeles today is considered a main terror target behind New York and Washington, D.C. Peaco will give us an overview of the role he and his fellow agents play in safeguarding America.

The presentation will take place in Founders Hall, located behind the Calabasas Library. Refreshments and a Q & A will follow the lecture. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the program beings at 7:30 p.m. The fee is $25.00. To register online or in-person at the Calabasas Senior Center, use Active Net CODE: 8500.103.

For additional information about the Calabasas Senior Center and programs offered, visit their website at www.calabasasseniorcenter.com.

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CERT CLASSES BEGIN

Do you know what to do following an earthquake or other emergency? Get prepared by signing up for CERT Classes! Choose from two different sessions depending on your time and location preference.

CERT CLASSES AT FOUNDERS HALL: CERT classes begin Tuesday, February 6. 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 Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., February 6, 2018 through March 20, 2018. 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.

CERT CLASSES AT VIEWPOINT SCHOOL: CERT classes begin Saturday, March 10. 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 Viewpoint School (Academic Hall) on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., March 10, 2018 through March 24, 2018. 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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GREAT LA RIVER CLEAN UP/LA GRAN LIMPIEZA

Save the date! Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR) is preparing for this year’s Great LA River Clean Up/ La Gran Limpieza.  This is the largest urban River cleanup in America and it starts in April 2018. For 29 years, FOLAR and fellow Angelenos have cleaned the Los Angeles River and protected our oceans from trash and refuse. In 2017 they mobilized 10,000 volunteers to remove 100 tons of trash. Help make 2018 even bigger! Join the movement this Earth Month as we come together to restore habitat, protect nature, and build community through the power of collective action.

April 14: Upper River Clean Up
April 21: Middle River Clean Up
April 28: Lower River Clean Up

More information, including how to sign up, can be found at https://folar.org/cleanup-2018/.

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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 (February 3, 2018), 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 (February 17, 2018) 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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VOLUNTEER 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.

AQUATICS RESTORATION EVENTS: Mountains Restoration Trust is looking for dedicated volunteers to help with invasive species removal. MRT has removed red swamp crayfish and other invasive aquatics species from the Malibu Creek Watershed for the last 7 years. Volunteers will be helping to pull and service traps, removing crayfish from the streams. Volunteers will also get the chance to help us collect water quality data, as well as help us track data on the crayfish we are removing. How many did we pull? How big are they?

Crayfish are a non-native species to California. 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.

Volunteers 12 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring the Parental Consent Form with a parent or guardian’s signature if the parent or guardian is not attending. Registration is free, but required. Registered volunteers will receive an email confirmation with more details. Contact us at volunteer@mountainstrust.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at (818) 591-1701.

Crayfish Removal Open House Events
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
When: February 3, 10, 24
Where: Medea Creek 5901-5905 Conifer Street, Oak Park CA 91377

LAND RESTORATION AND HABITAT PRESERVATION EVENTS: Mountains Restoration Trust is looking for dedicated volunteers to help with our land restoration efforts. We have been working to restore and preserve the natural and cultural resources of the Santa Monica Mountains for the last 36 years! We need your help pulling out invasive plants and replacing them with native plantings. Volunteers will learn how to identify native plants, and how to tell them apart from invasive species. They will learn about fire-safe and fire-adaptive plants, keystone species, and riparian and oak woodlands. ALL FALL EVENTS WILL INCLUDE PLANTING NATIVE TREES, SHRUBS, AND GRASSES.

Volunteers 12 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring the Parental Consent Form with a parent or guardian’s signature if the parent or guardian is not attending. Registration is free, but required. Registered volunteers will receive an email confirmation with more details. Contact us at volunteer@mountainstrust.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (818) 591-1701.

Calabasas Blue, at Juan Bautista de Anza Park
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
When: February 3
Where: 3701 Lost Hills Rd Calabasas, CA 91302

Potrero Creek at Newbury Park
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
When: February 10
Where: Potrero Road and S. Briar Avenue Newbury Park, CA 91361

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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?
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: JAMES F. WRIGHT

Jame Wright

Author James F. Wright with host Karyn Foley at the Calabasas Library discussing his Comic Book Series, Nutmeg Comic Book Series.

Click Here to WATCH THIS EPISODE OF AUTHOR'S NIGHT

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CALABASAS CALENDARS, MEETINGS & HOLIDAYS

City Hall will be closed Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents' Day.


City Council Agenda Items are available online the Thursday prior to a City Council Meeting. Agendas for all commissions are available online the Friday prior to the commission meeting. All City Council meetings and commission meetings take place in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 100 Civic Center Way in Calabasas.
 
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For a complete calendar of events and meetings at City Hall, please visit our City Calendar Page.

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