is generally accepted that Calabasas means pumpkin, squash, or gourd,
derived from the Spanish "calabaza". Some historians hold the theory
that it is merely a translation of the Chumash word "calahoosa", but
since that also refers to some type of gourd, it only matters to
linguists. Whatever the derivation of Calabasas, we’re proud of our
unique name, and every October, the city hosts
a "Pumpkin Festival" to celebrate fall, the
local wares and talents of Calabasas merchants, and of course, the
pumpkin for which our colorful city was named.
City's official logo, depicting the red-tailed hawk flying over the
Santa Monica Mountains, symbolizes a commitment to preserving the
community's natural beauty and semi-rural quality of life. The City
logo is featured on the Calabasas City flag which is flown in front of
City Hall and hangs in the City Council Chambers.