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DUES
July 1 is the start of the fiscal year for WHOA and your
dues of $35.00 can be sent to our Treasurer:
Fred Beck
6652 Daryn Drive
Westhills, CA  91307
News In The Surrounding Communities

Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation: www.lvhf.org

Bell Canyon Association: www.bellcanyon.com

Calabasas Park Homeowners Association: www.mycpha.com

Canoga Park and West Hills Chamber of Commerce:  www.cpwhchamber.org

Woodland Hills, Warner Center Neighborhood Council: www.whcouncil.com
IRRIGATION IS NOW LIMITED TO TWICE PER WEEK

The action taken by the LVMWD Board includes:

- Irrigation with potable water is now limited to one day each week and that limitation will remain in place until further
notice. Service addresses ending in even numbers may irrigate Monday; addresses ending in odd numbers may
irrigate Tuesday.

- Irrigation is limited to no more than 15 minutes per station or zone on designated watering days.

The new irrigation restrictions take effect immediately; enforcement will begin December 7, giving time for property
owners to adjust their irrigation systems. While LVMWD will continue to provide an initial warning letter for violations,
fines will escalate to $500 for repeated non-compliance.

Properties using recycled water may continue to irrigate on a three-time per week schedule, as that supply has not
been as impacted by the drought as potable water.

In a continuation of existing policy, potable water customers may continue to use drip irrigation or engage in hand-
watering on any day of the week without restrictions.

The new “One and Done” one day per week policy for potable water irrigation joins the list of conservation measures
already in place:

- No irrigation between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- No irrigation in the 48 hours following rainfall.
- Hoses used for car washing must have a trigger nozzle.
- Irrigation may not run off the property into streets, gutters or onto adjacent properties.
- The washing down of sidewalks, parking areas and driveways is not permitted, unless an approved water broom is
used.
- Fountains or water features must use a recirculating system.
- Hotels and motels must provide multi-night guests with the option to use towels and linens for more than one day.

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District provides potable water to residents of the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas,
Hidden Hills, Westlake Village and adjacent unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County including the Santa Monica
Mountains and Chatsworth. To learn more, visit
www.lvmwd.com.
At their November 24 meeting, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District
(LVMWD) Board of Directors adopted a new policy limiting potable water
irrigation to twice per week. The new action was taken because the District
has fallen below the State Water Resources Control Board mandate to
reduce usage by 36 percent or face significant financial penalties of up to
$10,000 per day.
Westhills Homeowners Association Fund Raising To Fight Development Of Land Behind
Randiwood
We are preparing for a long fight with the developer once he files his
development plan for approval. We estimate that we will need $8000 to
hire a lawyer and file motions. We already have raised $5500 from
unsolicited donations from WHA members. We need your help to raise
the rest of the money. Please send your contributions to:
WHA Defense Fund
c/o Fred Beck
6652 Daryn Drive
Westhills, CA 91307
Thank you for your support.
KEEP OUR WATER CLEAN: ECO-FRIENDLY CAR WASHING TIPS
Water quality continues to be one of the most important environmental
concerns. Every individual can play his or her part to help keep our water
clean. One of the ways to ensure that our water remains free from toxins is
to wash your car the proper way. Many individuals overlook the fact that it
takes approximately 500 gallons of water to hand wash a car and that all of
that water is washed down our streets into local waterways. The easiest way
to ensure environmental protection is to take your car to a commercial car
wash where the waste water is discharged to a wastewater treatment
facility. However, if you choose to wash your car at home, keep in mind the
following suggestions to prevent additional toxic discharge into our creeks
and rivers:

  • Wash on an area that absorbs water such as gravel or grass. This
    allows the water to be filtered before it enters groundwater, storm
    drains, or creeks. Avoid washing cars on concrete or asphalt
    pavement unless it drains into a vegetated area.
  • Minimize water usage. Use a spray gun with flow restriction to reduce
    water volume and run-off.
  • Always empty wash buckets into sinks or toilets.

Another option is to utilize one of the City of Calabasas permitted Mobile Car
Wash operators. The City ensures that all operators use appropriate
preventative measures whenever they are engaged in car washing activities.
For a complete list of permitted mobile car washing companies, please visit
www.cityofcalabasas.com/environmental/mobile-car-wash.html.
Help Keep Our Community Beautiful
Please place your trash cans out of sight by Wednesday night. This will keep you in compliance with
the Westhills CC&R's.

Mail Alert
A Westhills neighbor on Vickiview recently had mail stolen from their home mail box. Please mail your
important bills and letters inside the post office.

Slow Down
The speed limit in the community is 25 MPH. Please watch your speed when going down the hill on
Julie Lane towards the park. You are approaching children at play.

Neighborhood Watch
Be alert for cars that are cruising our area.  Several home robberies have occurred in our
neighborhood.

Castle Peak Indian Park
The Castle Peak Hill is an Indian preserve and is restricted. The caves are home to bats and snakes.
No hiking is allowed as it is dangerous and a fire hazard. Please heed this warning.
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
The City of Calabasas organizes two free monthly electronic waste
collection events. On the first Saturday of the month (Oct. 5, 2019), 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 (Oct. 19, 2019) in the Mulholland
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.
Do not miss the fun and excitement when
the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival returns
to Juan Bautista de Anza Park on
Saturday, October 19 and Sunday,
October 20, 2019! While the festival
admission price at the gate is $10.00,
locals are encouraged to pre-purchase
their tickets in person for a reduced price
of $5.00. The discounted tickets are
available now through October 14, 2019
at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, the
Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, the
CALABASAS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL RETURNS OCTOBER 19 & 20 - PRE-PURCHASE YOUR
TICKETS FOR A DISCOUNTED PRICE
Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center and Calabasas City Hall. Entry will remain $5.00 at the gate for active military,
veterans and adults over the age of 60. Children under two are always free.

Admission includes free parking and shuttle service, inflatables, reptiles and nature shows, youth carnival games,
contests, a business expo and car show. Live performances by the Surf City Allstars and more are also included.
While on site, attendees may purchase jewelry and other marketplace items, delicious food and beer plus plenty of
Harvest and Halloween treats. Of course, don’t forget to pick a Halloween Pumpkin in the Pumpkin Patch!

For more information on tickets and other festival details, visit
www.calabasaspumpkinfestival.com.
LA County Fire Department's Captain Steven Harper will be leading two separate
classes for seniors on Thursday, October 24. Seniors (50+) can sign up for one
or both classes by visiting http://cityofcalabasas.com/activenet.html. Both classes
are free of charge and will be held at Founders Hall (200 Civic Center Way).

SIMPLE CPR & FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING: On Thursday, October 24 from
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Captain Harper will teach participants to give
hands-only CPR and how to extinguish a fire using a fire extinguisher. Learn how
to give hands-only CPR. This training is designed to give people basic skills
needed to save a family member, friend or person in need. It only takes a few
minutes and you can save a life. Next, learn how to extinguish a fire using a fire
extinguisher and simulated fire. You will learn the P.A.S.S. system -
Pull the pin,
Aim the nozzle, Squeeze the handle and Sweep the base of the fire. Code:
7014.401

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
: "Getting prepared? Well, it's on my list..." We all
know that we should get prepared for an emergency, but most of us do not know
where to begin. After a large earthquake, emergency services will be impacted,
so a rule of thumb is for people to take care of each other for at least three days,
preferably ten days, before help arrives. Come and learn how you and your family
can be prepared. Captain Harper will be providing basic information about what
to do, simple steps to get connected, and useful checklists to help you be better
prepared for an emergency.
Code: 7015.401
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, SIMPLE CPR & FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING CLASSES FOR
SENIORS (50+)
Dress up your little monsters in their costumes and join us at the Agoura
Hills/Calabasas Community Center on Thursday, October 31  for some
Halloween fun! Children can trick-or-treat from trunks of local businesses,
organizations and students who have come out to support our community.
Event includes candy, games, prizes, live DJ by Party Zone, a corn maze,
Fire Station 125, the Calabasas trolley and much more! Admission is free.
Contact Jenna Ferguson at
jenna@ahccc.org for further details.

AHCCC is located at 27040 Malibu Hills Road in Calabasas. We hope to
see you there!
STOP BY THE TRUNK-OR-TREAT HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR