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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
Join the American Cancer Society and communities around the globe in
honoring cancer survivors, remembering loved ones lost, and fighting back
against the disease of cancer by participating in or donating to the
Calabasas Relay for Life. This year's event will be on Saturday, May 25 from
at 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas. The
funds raised truly do make a difference in the fight against cancer.
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.
FIGHT AGAINST CANCER BY PARTICIPATING OR DONATING TO THE
CALABASAS RELAY FOR LIFE
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.
Mail Alert
A Westhills neighbor recently had mail stolen from the Platt Post Office drive through mail box or from
the drive through mail box at the Platt Valley shopping center. 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.

News From Westhills Fire Safe Council
Thanks to our amazing fire department, brush clearance, and tree trimming our Westhills Community
dodged the recent destructive wild fires which surrounded us. This was a good reminder to be
proactive in maintaining your property.

Neighborhood Watch
Be alert for cars that are cruising our area.  Several home robberies have occurred in our
neighborhood. We wish all a happy and safe holiday season.
E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
The City of Calabasas organizes two free monthly electronic waste
collection events. On the first Saturday of the month (May 4, 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 (
May 18, 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.
Effective April 30, 2019, the City of Calabasas has banned single-use plastic
straws, stirrers, and cutlery to protect our environment (C.M.C. 8.19.030 Sale
and Distribution of Plastic Straws, Stirrers, and Cutlery). Here's what you
need to know:
  • No retail food establishment or nonprofit food provider located in the
    City of Calabasas shall provide, distribute, or sell to consumers
    plastic straws, stirrers, or cutlery.
  • Nothing in this section prevents beverage providers, restaurants
    including fast food restaurants, and vendors from using or choosing
    non-plastic alternatives such as those made from bamboo, sugar
    cane, or paper, to be available to consumers.
  • Non-plastic alternative straws shall only be provided upon request by
    consumer.
For more information, contact the City of Calabasas Public Works
Department at (818) 224-1600.
SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS, STIRRERS, AND CUTLERY BANNED IN THE CITY OF
CALABASAS
The 16th Annual E.F. Wallengren Hoopfest is just around the
corner! Grab your friends and take advantage of this
opportunity to be a part of Team Challenge ALS as we "hoop it
up" to defeat ALS. The event takes place on Saturday, May 18
from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Calabasas High School. Entry
fee includes game play, t-shirt, lunch ticket, snack shack ticket,
opportunity drawing ticket, and entry into knockout tournament.
For more information and to sign up, go to
http://webgw.alsa.
org/site/TR?fr_id=13951&pg=entry
.
The Mission of the ALS Association is to discover treatments
and a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and to serve,
advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their
lives to the fullest.
GET READY FOR THE E.F. WALLENGREN HOOPFEST EVENT TO FIGHT ALS