Ewing & Associates SIR http://www.ewingsir.com Calabasas Real Estate Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:30:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 115664502 Leonardo DiCaprio Lists Long-Time Malibu Home http://www.ewingsir.com/malibu/leonardo-dicaprio-lists-long-time-malibu-home/ http://www.ewingsir.com/malibu/leonardo-dicaprio-lists-long-time-malibu-home/#respond Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:30:11 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22389 Leo has put his Malibu bungalow on the market for the first time in almost twenty years. The two story beachfront home is adjacent to Carbon Beach and has been meticulously remodeled, with particular attention paid to the decks and the terrace. DiCaprio purchased the property in 1998 for $1.6 million. For many years it […]

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Leo has put his Malibu bungalow on the market for the first time in almost twenty years.

The two story beachfront home is adjacent to Carbon Beach and has been meticulously remodeled, with particular attention paid to the decks and the terrace.

DiCaprio purchased the property in 1998 for $1.6 million. For many years it was occupied by his mother, and more recently has been leased for between $23 and $50 thousand a month.

Read the Curbed LA article and see additional photos HERE.

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Calabasas Farmers Market http://www.ewingsir.com/calabasas/calabasas-farmers-market/ http://www.ewingsir.com/calabasas/calabasas-farmers-market/#respond Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:00:21 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22360 The Calabasas Farmers Market is part of the largest farmers market organization in Southern California.The California Certified Farmers Markets, Inc. is one of the fastest growing local farmers market organizations in the country, not only providing a resource for local farmers to sell their goods to the community but also online to customers around the […]

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The Calabasas Farmers Market is part of the largest farmers market organization in Southern California.The California Certified Farmers Markets, Inc. is one of the fastest growing local farmers market organizations in the country, not only providing a resource for local farmers to sell their goods to the community but also online to customers around the world! This organization was created to raise awareness about healthy eating habits, support local vendors, and employ the idea of sustainable consumption, production and planting.

Every week the the California Certified Farmers Markets (CCFM) puts together multiple farmers markets throughout Los Angeles and Ventura county and draws attention to the importance of supporting local farmers in Southern California instead of buying into large corporations and supermarkets.
 

 

The History of the Calabasas Farmers Market

The Calabasas farmers market originated from a desire to educate the general public on the importance of consuming fresh fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Now, fresh fruits and vegetables are not only distributed to local schools on a weekly basis but are also being made affordable and available to consumers every Saturday at local farmers markets all across the Los Angeles region and these locally-sourced farmers’ markets are becoming more and more popular throughout the entire United States. Thanks to this desire to share and encourage others to experience healthy eating and healthy living, an estimated 2,000,000 visitors enjoy Los Angeles farmers markets every single year.

Location & Calabasas Farmers Market Hours


The Calabasas Farmers Market is located in the Old Town of Calabasas on Calabasas Road just west of El Canon Avenue, across the street from the Sagebrush Cantina. Located right off of the 101 freeway at 23504 Calabasas Rd.

The Calabasas Farmers Market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, from 8.00am to 1.00pm!

Other helpful information

  • Plenty of free parking is available on-site but locals recommend parking at the Commons in order to avoid early-afternoon pedestrian traffic. If you head to the farmers market after 11am it tends to be quite crowded and parking can be scarce. In this case, there are plenty of $2 parking options nearby.
  • Remember to bring your own reusable bags in order to save on plastic and help care for the environment!
  • Get there early so that you can choose from a greater selection of fresh produce and goods. The farmers market fills up quickly and by 10am some of the fresh favorites are selling out. Going early also means that you will be able to dodge some of the late morning and early afternoon heat.
  • For more information about the Calabasas Farmers Market, call: (818) 591-8161

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The Farmer’s Market Experience

If you are setting out on a Saturday morning to head to the Calabasas farmers market, you are in for a special treat. Your senses will be overwhelmed and delighted by a variety of smells, sights, vibrant colors and unique as well as exotic tastes that will keep you coming back for more. If this is your first time heading to the market, here is a taste of what you can expect:

  • Lots and lots of shopping! Obviously, if you’re coming to the farmers market, you’re anticipating to spend some cash. But what exactly can you expect to spend it on? Fresh, local produce (fruits and veggies), meats, pastries, fresh juices, 100% pure fruit popsicles, delicious cobblers, nuts, seeds, an assortment of quality fresh and dried tea leaves, craft coffee roasters, an assortment of fresh and medicinal herbs, a large variety of mushrooms, homemade hummus and other dips, eggs, wine, cold-pressed olive oil, kettle corn, homemade candles and healing salves as well as other bath and body products, household goods and a bright selection of fragrant and beautiful, local flowers.
  • Local food from local farmers providing only the most delicious ingredients Southern California has to offer!
  • Exotic and relatively hard to find foods like cherimoyas and guava.
  • Environmentally-conscious crowd that cares for the environment. The majority of the food is organic and is planted and harvested with sustainable and energy-efficient methods that aren’t taxing on the environment do not excessively drain vital natural resources.
  • A relaxing atmosphere with a variety of people from all different walks of life. The farmers market is great way to give back to the community, pour into the Calabasas culture and help support small businesses. It is also great for anyone wanting to support local self-sustainable and DIY (Do It Yourself) projects, like custom-made candles, wine, bath and beauty products.

 

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Calabasas Farmer’s Market Vendors & locally-sourced specialty items

There is a wide variety of vendors that participate in the Calabasas Farmers Market providing many opportunities to fill your home, packed full of quality and craft goodies. Below are some of the vendors you’ll see at the Calabasas Farmers Market with locally-sourced goods that we’re sure you’ll love:

  • Livia’s Kitchen: Vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
  • Bread Bar: Almond croissants and cantaloupe pastries
  • Bolani: Fresh breads, a variety of pesto (eggplant pesto and basil pesto) and an incredible garlic and mint cheese
  • Hepp’s: White truffle salt
  • Santa Barbara Cheese Company: Artisan cheeses and farm fresh eggs

To check out what’s happening on a weekly basis at the Calabasas Farmers Market, head on over to the Calabasas Farmers Market Facebook page and click “Like” to receive updates and see what others are loving about their experience. The Calabasas farmers market is growing rapidly and gaining more and more popularity and publicity every week. Be a part of the movement to support local farmers and tasty food!

Spread the goodness and bring your friends on your next trip. It’s not only a great place to hang out and walk around with a craft coffee in hand but is also a great way to share sustainability, support your community and local vendors together.

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Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents Recognizes Tomer Fridman http://www.ewingsir.com/in-the-press/hollywood-reporters-top-25-real-estate-agents-recognizes-tomer-fridman/ http://www.ewingsir.com/in-the-press/hollywood-reporters-top-25-real-estate-agents-recognizes-tomer-fridman/#respond Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:24:15 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22372 EwingSIR’s Tomer Fridman named to Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents for the Second Year in a Row Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce the incredible achievement of Tomer Fridman, who the Hollywood Reporter ranks among the top 25 real estate agents in Hollywood. This is the second time Tomer […]

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EwingSIR’s Tomer Fridman named to Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents for the Second Year in a Row

Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce the incredible achievement of Tomer Fridman, who the Hollywood Reporter ranks among the top 25 real estate agents in Hollywood. This is the second time Tomer has received this prestigious honor.

The article, which appears both in print and online, reads:

“Last year’s spike in Beverly Hills and Bel Air prices was a boon for Calabasas/Hidden Hills specialist Fridman, who says luxury buyers headed north, where the dollar goes a lot further. “Out here, a $14 million house is 15,000 square feet on 1 to 3 acres,” says the 40-year-old agent, poised to end 2016 in the “high-$100 million range.” Chalk it up to “element K”: Fridman works with nearly every Kardashian and brokered Kylie Jenner’s $4.5 million purchase of a 5,000-square-foot home this summer.”

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L.A. Makes Forbes’ List of Top 20 Least Affordable Cities in U.S. http://www.ewingsir.com/market-news/l-a-makes-forbes-list-of-top-20-least-affordable-cities-in-u-s/ http://www.ewingsir.com/market-news/l-a-makes-forbes-list-of-top-20-least-affordable-cities-in-u-s/#respond Thu, 15 Sep 2016 01:12:05 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22355 Forbes has published its list of the top 20 least affordable places to live in the United States. The majority of the cities listed are located in California, with several Southern California cities making an appearance, including Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Diego, and Orange County. Los Angeles ranked #18 on the list, with […]

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Forbes has published its list of the top 20 least affordable places to live in the United States.

The majority of the cities listed are located in California, with several Southern California cities making an appearance, including Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Diego, and Orange County.

Los Angeles ranked #18 on the list, with 67.8% of residents’ average weekly wage required to pay down a median-priced home.

Check out the complete list on Forbes HERE.

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Bikram Yoga in Agoura Hills http://www.ewingsir.com/agoura-hills/bikram-yoga-agoura-hills/ http://www.ewingsir.com/agoura-hills/bikram-yoga-agoura-hills/#respond Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:00:24 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22331 In a charming suburban area at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains in California is the city of Agoura Hills. Only about thirty miles from downtown Los Angeles, it is recognized as the 83rd city in Los Angeles County. The area has a rich history, said to have been settled by the Chumash Native Americans about 10,000 […]

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In a charming suburban area at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains in California is the city of Agoura Hills. Only about thirty miles from downtown Los Angeles, it is recognized as the 83rd city in Los Angeles County. The area has a rich history, said to have been settled by the Chumash Native Americans about 10,000 years ago, expanded greatly during the 1980s and 90s. Agoura Hills is a community that enjoys a physically fit and healthy lifestyle, lending itself to the active community culture that it holds today. In recent years, Bikram yoga has dramatically increased in popularity among the community and is recognized to be a great way to maintain the lifestyle of fitness and well-being.

What the heck is Bikram Yoga?

All joking aside, Bikram Yoga has been sweeping the nation as one of the most popular forms of yoga over the last few decades.

Bikram Choudhury originated the concept of Bikram Yoga in California in the 1970s. Bikram Yoga is a 90 minute session that features 26 unique poses that are repeated throughout the duration of the class. This type of yoga is essentially a combination of yoga, meditation, sauna relaxation, and breathing techniques.

The yoga positions are derived from traditional hatha poses. Each one of the 26 poses is designed to oxygenate the blood in your system and move it throughout your body to refresh your organs. The poses should be done in a consistent order with a focus on form and accuracy to achieve the best results. During these exercises, it is important to recognize that much of the experience is attributed to meditation, focus, and relaxation and this should be a primary objective while practicing Bikram Yoga.

The room where the Bikram yoga takes place will be similar to that of a hot yoga room; the main difference is that the Bikram yoga room is traditionally kept at a much higher temperature. Many rooms, like the ones at Bikram Yoga Agoura Hills, keep the temperature of the room a sweltering 100 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition to keeping the high temperatures, the humidity in the room will also remain around 40 percent. Keeping the room at this specific temperature and humidity levels will increases your blood flow while you are attending a Bikram yoga session and will help you become more flexible throughout the duration of the class.

Typically this type of yoga is accompanied with one of two different types of breathing techniques. The first is the 80-20 method of breathing where you inhale fully and then exhale 20 percent of the breath you are holding out through your nose. The exhale is completed after the pose is assumed. The second method incorporats a slow, full exhale while you are in the position and holding your pose.

Traditional yoga is typically a calming and relaxing practice that is great for stretching your body and becoming more flexible; however, Bikram yoga is a more intense option with deeper benefits and mental challenges to overcome obstacles and push your body further than you would with traditional yoga exercises.

The benefits of Bikram Yoga

Bikram yoga may be a little hot to handle when you first begin the sessions, there are several benefits that you can enjoy by sticking it out and pushing yourself to persevere. Some yoga studios in California, like Bikram Yoga Agoura Hills, offer unlimited yoga plans that give you full access to the studio at a reduced rate. Here are some of the benefits you can reap by sticking to the program and completing a session at least a few times a week:

  • Great cardio workout – Doing yoga positions in a hot room will increase your metabolism, increase your heart rate, and burn a similar amount of calories that you would by running an intense mile; all without leaving the yoga mat. In fact, an hour and a half session has the capability to burn up to 1,000 calories, and you will continue to burn calories after you leave the heated environment while your body returns to a normal temperature and state.
  • Detox your body – Sweat is a great way to release toxins, and Bikram yoga will definitely make you sweat. Embrace the sweat and allow your body to detox while you workout.
  • Focus your mind – When you focus on the poses and the routines that you are performing in class, you will learn to take that focus with you when you leave and apply it to daily life.
  • Increase your flexibility – Not everyone is flexible enough to accomplish traditional yoga poses, but when you are experimenting with them in a hot room, you will be able to stretch past the limitations of past experiences and will be able to perform new poses.
  • Improve your strength – Yoga works muscles that are not typically utilized in everyday life, maneuvering these positions correctly can strengthen and tone muscles that you may not have been aware that you have!
  • Help you lose weight – This is probably one of the primary reasons why individuals try Bikram Yoga. Once you get into the groove of the workouts, it will be easier to complete daily sessions. Losing 500 to 1,000 calories a session as well as burning calories more efficiently outside of class is a great way to shed those extra pounds.
  • Make your skin glow – Sweating in these classes will clean out any toxins in your pores. This will leave your skin feeling softer and give your skin a beautiful glow that will make you look and feel radiant.
  • Heal your injuries – The effect of exercising with a warming element is soothing, with regular sessions, the pain you feel from a previous injury may subside. In addition, Bikram Yoga is also known to reduce symptoms that are related to diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and asthma.

 

Common Bikram Yoga Poses

As previously discussed, this form of yoga features 26 poses that you will cycle through during your heated, high humidity session. Here are a few of the more commonly known poses that you will experience in a typical Bikram Yoga class:

  • The Eagle Pose – This pose requires a bit of balance. You will stand on one leg and twist your free leg around the stable one. Then do the same crossing action with your arms in front of your chest.
  • The Triangle Pose – This one starts with you standing with your legs spread apart. Lean to one side until your knee is bent to a 90 degree angle, and then place your corresponding hand by your bent leg. Raise your other arm to the sky and look upwards as you stretch.
  • The Tree Pose – This one is another balance heavy pose. You must stand on one foot while your other one is bent upwards and placed on your upper thigh. Press your palms together in front of your chest as you hold this pose.
  • The Full Locust Pose – This one requires you to lie on your stomach. Keeping your lower abdomen on the floor, raise your legs, arms, and upper chest up off of the mat.
  • The Half Tortoise Pose – With this pose you will start out on your knees. Press your butt as closely as you can to your feet and reach your hands as far as possible to the floor in front of you. Keep your head down to get a fuller stretch.

 

What to expect in your first Bikram Yoga class

Bikram Yoga is intense, it is important to know what to expect the first time that you attend a session. Firstly, you will sweat profusely during this 90 minute session, so be ready! Be prepared to sweat by wearing clothing that is not baggy — snug-fitting clothing will be far more comfortable, so don’t be afraid to wear workout shorts and tops. In addition, it is important to bring a personal towel to wipe your sweat and maintain a clean environment. As strange as it sounds, you will want to learn how to embrace the sweat as a method of cooling down, but when you start, dripping sweat may be difficult to ignore.

Sweating caused by the heat and humidity in a Bikram Yoga class will also severely dehydrate you. Make sure that you drink plenty of water before and after class. Do not eat right before a lesson to avoid becoming ill from the heat. Also, listen to your body — If the heat is too much for you, lie on the mat and breathe deeply. This may be a new experience for your body, so allow time for your body to adjust gradually to the activity.

Where to Attend Bikram Yoga in Agoura Hills, CA

If you live in the Agoura Hills area, you can attend Bikram yoga classes at Bikram Yoga Agoura Hills. It is one of the only yoga studios of this type in the Conejo and West San Fernando Valley (get directions). The instructors at Bikram Yoga Agoura Hills are dedicated to helping you take control of your yoga sessions and acquire the health and happiness that you deserve.

Classes are held at Bikram Yoga Agoura Hills every day on a schedule where classes begin between 8:30 am and 8:30 pm every weekday. Check here for more information. They also offer classes and prices to accommodate students and individuals who may be visiting the area, so if you are looking to move to the Agoura Hills area, you have the option to try out a few classes before you commit. There are also private sessions available for all you introverts out there — if you prefer the more intimate class sessions.

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Experience all the spiritual and general health benefits that Bikram Yoga has to offer!

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LA’s Seller’s Market Slows Due to Overpriced Homes http://www.ewingsir.com/market-news/las-sellers-market-slows-due-to-overpriced-homes/ http://www.ewingsir.com/market-news/las-sellers-market-slows-due-to-overpriced-homes/#respond Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:44:57 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22329 Overpriced homes might be slowing down LA’s seller’s market. There is more evidence that the market is in transition from seller controlled to buyer controlled. While home prices in LA are still high and climbing, sales have slowed for the second month in a row. Sellers eager to take advantage of the hot market have […]

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Overpriced homes might be slowing down LA’s seller’s market.

There is more evidence that the market is in transition from seller controlled to buyer controlled. While home prices in LA are still high and climbing, sales have slowed for the second month in a row.

Sellers eager to take advantage of the hot market have flooded it with high priced homes, some of which are less than stellar for the price. We now have a neutral market with about 50% buyer and 50% seller influence. Prices have risen too quickly and now there will be a modest correction as sellers slowly respond to the softening market by reducing prices.

Read the full article on Curbed LA HERE.

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EwingSIR Welcomes Jill Schwartz http://www.ewingsir.com/ewing-sir-2/ewingsir-welcomes-jill-schwartz/ http://www.ewingsir.com/ewing-sir-2/ewingsir-welcomes-jill-schwartz/#respond Thu, 08 Sep 2016 22:59:55 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22319 Top-Producing Agent Jill Schwartz joins Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty Since 1999, Jill Schwartz has helped hundreds of clients purchase or sell their home. Consistent referrals from friends, family and colleagues and repeat business from former clients testify to her success. She has been recognized in the industry as a top producing agent. Sought […]

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Top-Producing Agent Jill Schwartz joins Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty

Since 1999, Jill Schwartz has helped hundreds of clients purchase or sell their home. Consistent referrals from friends, family and colleagues and repeat business from former clients testify to her success. She has been recognized in the industry as a top producing agent.

Sought after for her knowledge, expertise, negotiating skills and timely follow-through, Jill’s clients rest assured that her attention to detail, effective marketing plans, meticulous staging ability and even her open houses will be done with flair and professionalism.

Jill excels at listening to her clients needs and goes the extra mile to make sure they are informed at all times. Through her patience and extensive knowledge of the areas she serves, she strives to make each transaction as stress-free as possible and her clients love her for it. They often end up as life-long friends! We are proud to welcome Jill to Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty, where she will unite extraordinary clients with extraordinary homes.

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Calabasas Public Library http://www.ewingsir.com/calabasas/calabasas-public-library/ http://www.ewingsir.com/calabasas/calabasas-public-library/#respond Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:00:36 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22289 Calabasas, California is a beautiful city located in the western hills of the San Fernando Valley. This Los Angeles City’s name is thought to originate from the word “calabaza,” which means “pumpkin” or “squash” in Spanish. In 1824, a farmer’s wagon full of pumpkin seeds had spilled alongside the road, the next spring the first pumpkin […]

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Calabasas, California is a beautiful city located in the western hills of the San Fernando Valley. This Los Angeles City’s name is thought to originate from the word “calabaza,” which means “pumpkin” or “squash” in Spanish. In 1824, a farmer’s wagon full of pumpkin seeds had spilled alongside the road, the next spring the first pumpkin patch in the area appeared and the city became known as Las Calabasas or “the place where the pumpkins fell”. To this day, the pumpkin festival is held at the very same spot every October in celebration of the origin of this beautiful city.

About the Calabasas Public Library

In 1998, the Calabasas Public Library became the official Library of Calabasas. In 2008, the new building was constructed next to City Hall, hosting many community events for everyone in the community to enjoy. There is something for everyone, including an abundance of calendar events planned each year to be enjoyed with family and friends. In addition, if you need a friendly place to relax and hop online there are over 20 computers available for use at your leisure, with the option of bringing your own personal computer or device to connect to the free available wifi that the Calabasas Public Library provides.

Calabasas Library Hours

The Calabasas Public Library is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. On Friday and Saturday it closes a bit early, opening at 11:00 AM and closing at 5:00 PM. Sunday library hours are from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The library is closed on Mondays.

 

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Access a Wealth of Information

The Calabasas Public Library has over 70,000 physical books, magazines, and videos that you can check out with your very own registered library card. There is also an available Library cloud that gives you access to a myriad of ebooks that you can download and enjoy on your favorite device. Included in your membership to the Calabasas Library cloud, you will be able to download audiobooks, magazines, comics, graphic novels and more!

In addition, members of the community who have a Calabasas Public Library card in good standing will be able to access Instant Flix, which is a video streaming service that shows mostly independent films, classic films, and documentaries.

There are also several databases that you will be able to access, which include the Health Wellness Research Center for medical concerns, the Infotrac Newsstand to keep you current on world events, and the Literary Research Center to keep you abreast of author information and literary reviews.

Book Clubs at the Calabasas Public Library

Book Clubs at the Calabasas Library are available for individuals of all ages. There are several exciting programs available to members of the community to encourage reading and expanding literary knowledge through discussion and collaboration with like-minded individuals. Following are just a few of the book clubs that the Calabasas Public Library has to offer:

  • The 2nd Thursday Book Club is a free to join book club for adults that meets on the second Thursday of every month. The only requirement to join is that you have a valid library card.
  • The Book Worm Book Club is designed for children between fourth and sixth grade who want to brush up on their reading skills.
  • The Dog-Eared Book Club is for junior high aged children who are looking for good books to read.
  • The Wednesday Morning Book Club is great for anyone who may be interested in group discussion on the third Wednesday of every month at 11:00 AM.

 

Programs for Children and Families

Reading helps develop children’s minds and broaden their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. One way that the Calabasas Public Library encourages reading in the youngsters that live in the community is through the many programs that are held at the library.

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Last year the 2015 summer reading program, “Read to the Rhythm”, was initiated to encourage children to not only read, but make a habit out of it. A reading log must be filled out throughout the summer to keep record of the consistent practice of reading, and each week that they visit the library, a prize will be awarded for their effort.

Special events are also featured in the summer reading program including:

  • The Fantastik Patrick showing off his juggling skills while riding on a ten-foot unicycle.
  • The Sundance Dog Team of Kyra and her trained canine friend featuring amazing acrobatic stunts.
  • Dave Winstone sharing music and instruments from around the world in an interactive show.
  • Cory Hills sharing amazing stories told to the beat of drums and other percussive instruments.
  • The Wild Wonders introducing the animals of the rain forest in the “Jungle Boogie” show.
  • The Nick and Jen Show, where performers sing and dance to a colorful and entertaining show for all to enjoy!

The accelerated reader and reading counts title lists are a great go-to list of recommended books for children to enjoy. These books are categorized into different age ranges to ensure that the books will be appropriate for your child’s reading level.

Pumpkin patch story time is a half hour of time that is set aside for the Librarian to read to the younger children of the community. Although reading is a primary focus of this event, reading is not all that takes place, singing and dancing are often involved (and encouraged)! Fridays at 11:00 AM is set aside for children under three years of age, and Thursdays at 1:30 PM is designed for children between the ages of three and six. All scheduled story times are held in the Children’s Reading Room.

Events at the Calabasas Public Library

In addition to reading programs, the Calabasas Public Library also hosts several other events to entertain guests throughout the year. If you are a member of the community, you can look forward to free yoga sessions a few times a month to relax the body and mind from a stressful work week.

If theater has ever been of interest to you, then The Story Pirates Improv Theater Group could be an entertaining event for you and your entire family to enjoy. The Story Pirates Improv Theater Group provides a family-friendly, unique experience for every audience!

Children can learn the art of swordplay; dancing and other exciting musical events are also held throughout the year. The “Animal Guys” show is a fun and exciting event for many of the youngsters in the community giving them the chance to learn about animals and even see some of them firsthand. There is also magic, comedy, and other exciting activities and events that are held at the library each year. The events do change, so it is important to know which events are posted on the schedule for the month. Here is a calendar of scheduled events for your convenience.

During the summer months, the Calabasas Library also holds movie nights for the family to enjoy. The shows are all family friendly, and popcorn and drinks can be purchased in which proceeds are contributed towards improving the public library and the many activities and events the Calabasas Public Library has to offer.

The library boasts a central location that is great for community events and activities for all to enjoy. The Calabasas Public Library is a vital resource for the community, no matter your age, the library offers numerous resources, activities and events that can provide you and the other members of Calabasas, California with enjoyment for years to come.

Have you read a good book lately? If not, head over to the Calabasas public library to find something that interests you, join a local book club, or enjoy some of the many entertaining events!

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10 Ways to Spend a Labor Day Staycation in L.A. http://www.ewingsir.com/uncategorized/10-ways-to-spend-a-labor-day-staycation-in-l-a/ http://www.ewingsir.com/uncategorized/10-ways-to-spend-a-labor-day-staycation-in-l-a/#respond Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:00:26 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22325 The best way to spend your Labor Day holiday weekend just might be to relax and stay right here at home. Getting out of town can be a treat, but on a holiday weekend it also means busy travel days and potential stress. In a city as bustling as Los Angeles, there are plenty of ways to […]

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The best way to spend your Labor Day holiday weekend just might be to relax and stay right here at home.

Getting out of town can be a treat, but on a holiday weekend it also means busy travel days and potential stress. In a city as bustling as Los Angeles, there are plenty of ways to relax and celebrate right here at home.

Spend a day in the great outdoors at one of LA’s many beaches and parks, check out a local brewery or winery, cheer on the Dodgers, or even just hang by the pool.

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Hidden Hills Golf & Country Clubs http://www.ewingsir.com/hidden-hills/hidden-hills-golf-country-clubs/ http://www.ewingsir.com/hidden-hills/hidden-hills-golf-country-clubs/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:00:02 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22281 Nestled between the western foothills of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California is the city and gated community of Hidden Hills — home to many notable celebrities including actor and musician Drake, rapper and producer Kanye West, and the star-studded family we all know from E!, The Kardashians. Designed and developed in 1950 by renowned […]

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Nestled between the western foothills of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California is the city and gated community of Hidden Hills — home to many notable celebrities including actor and musician Drake, rapper and producer Kanye West, and the star-studded family we all know from E!, The Kardashians.

Designed and developed in 1950 by renowned Southern California landscape architect A.E. Hanson (also known for the development of the Rolling Hills and the Palos Verdes Estates), Hidden Hills started as a purchase of five different properties totaling a mere 1000 acres. The purchase became known as “1000 Acres of Elbow Room” as indicated by the large sign previously on Ventura Boulevard announcing the start of something great as Hidden Hills became one of the wealthiest cities in the United States.

Although Hidden Hills, California makes up of about only 2,000 square feet, it is a prime location for those seeking the Southern California luxury lifestyle situated between many prestigious Southern California golf and country clubs.

Calabasas Country Club

Less than 5 miles from Hidden Hills is The Calabasas Country Club, home to breathtaking scenery with innovative course design catering to Golf enthusiasts and professionals alike. With the unique composition of this course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course is sure to provide a unique experience for members every time the course is played.

Originally part of the Warner Brother’s studio movie ranch, the Calabasas Country Club and surrounding area is home to an 18 hole golf course, a 21 acre lake and several types of residential developments offering scenic views and a relaxing atmosphere during your golfing experience at the Calabasas Country Club.

 

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Calabsas Country Club Amenities & Events

The Calabasas Country Club offers several amenities to it’s visitors including a state-of-the-art fitness facility boasting a cardiovascular and strength training center, a fitness studio for group cycling and pilates classes, personal fitness trainers and Titlelist Performance Institute golf-specific trainers. The club also offers an impressive dining experience offering a full lunch menu and dinner service (open Wednesday and Friday nights, 6-8pm). Special events are welcomed at the Calabasas Country Club typically held outdoors to take advantage of the beautiful scenery and spectacular views this country club has to offer. The club also offers to host events at its expansive clubhouse patio, boasting islands of roses and magnolia trees, views of waterfalls, bridges, and old oaks on the fairways.

The Calabasas Country Club offers memberships to its many social and professional organizations including varying golf memberships, health and fitness, and social memberships. You can read more about the many social aspects of membership at this prestigious country club here.

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North Ranch Country Club

About a 20-25 minute drive west from Hidden Hills, California leads you to the prestigious North Ranch Country Club. Originally developed in 1977, the North Ranch Country Club is home to a 27-hole golf course, with three separate nine hole courses. The club also boasts year round access to 12 lighted tennis courts, five-star dining, catering & special events, weddings, social events, and more!

Depending on your interests, the club offers varying levels of membership each with their own set of membership features to take advantage of everything the North Ranch Country Club has to offer. The membership application process involves two sponsors on your behalf following an approval process by the North Ranch Country Club committee before membership is granted.

 

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Dining at the North Ranch Country Club

Leading the kitchen at the five-star dining experience at the North Ranch Country Club is Executive Chef, Karl Gustav Holt — known for his farm-to-table philosophy and wide-reaching travel experience to culminate for the ultimate mouth-watering menu. Enjoy some of the best views that Westlake Village has to offer over drinks and extravagant meals all of which are prepared in-house. North Ranch Country Club boasts its own maitre’d, a sommelier to guide your wine experience, and a pastry chef with delectable creations that are sure to impress your family and friends. The club also hosts a variety of events including an international buffet on Wednesday, Pub Night on Thursday, and a weekly Sunday brunch.

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Westlake Golf Course

Designed in 1967 by the renowned architect, Ted Robinson, this 5005 yard course boasts an 18 hole course that is tree lined and abundant with lakes that are sure to challenge even the most seasoned golf veterans. The amenities at the Westlake Golf Course includes a 40-stall driving range (lighted at night to get your golf fix, even in the twilight hours), a pro-shop, a full-service bar, a practice putting green, and golf professionals (including Class A PGA Member, Gary Finneran, and Chris Lehmann Vatcher who has played in two U.S. and two British Opens) to help you with your golf swing and improve your game utilizing the latest in high-tech video analysis to aid in the visualization of the optimal swing.

Events & more at the Westlake Golf Course

The Westlake Golf Course offers a Men’s, Women’s, and Junior Club each with their own calendar of events for everyone to enjoy! The club also allows non-member visitors to come and enjoy the golf course at their leisure, with daily golf rates, cart rentals, and golf accessories for rent and purchase.

Book a tee timeget directions to the Westlake Golf Course.

 

Woodland Hills Country Club

Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains is the private equity club of Woodlands Hills Country Club. Designed in 1925, “the Golden Age of Golf Course Architecture”, by the famed architect William “Billy” Bell, this club’s course offers a layout that is both exciting and challenging, fast greens allowing members the convenience of never having to schedule tee times ahead of time, and scenic fairways lined by oak-trees. The club boasts a membership that is friendly and welcoming to all offering varying membership types for equity and non-equity, non-resident, weekday, and social memberships.

Social events at the Woodland Hills Country Club

Woodland Hills Country Club offers an abundance of lively social events including elaborate Easter and Mother’s Day brunches, holiday parties and barbecues. These events are brought to life through incredible live musical performances enhancing the family and social atmosphere offered by the community of this golf club.

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Lindero Country Club

The Lindero Country Club is open for the public to enjoy, offering a 2000-yard, 9-hole executive golf course in the beautiful city of Agoura Hills, California. This golf course is primarily geared towards public play with family and unique sporting events including “Foot Golf” in which players aim to kick a soccer ball, in a sport that parallels Golf, into a 21-inch cup off the main green. The Lindero Country Club also offers additional amenities to it’s visitors and members including a Junior-Olympic sized pool, professional sized tennis courts, and delicious meals prepared at The Osteria Orto Restaurant (open Tuesday-Sunday 11:30a-9pm).

 

 

The Lindero Country Club also offers Tournaments, Fundraisers, social events, and hosts many Weddings & Banquets. Membership offers discounted guest fees, preferred tee times, discounted merchandise, and exclusive access to member activities, social events, pool and tennis!

Book a tee time & get directions to the Lindero Country Club.

 

 

Los Robles Greens Golf Course

15 miles west on the 101 leads you to the Los Robles Greens Golf Course. This 6,274-yard, par 70 course boasts an impressive oak-lined fairway in the city of Thousand Oaks, California available to the public while still offering the private course feeling. Not only home to a beautiful golf course, but this golf destination offers a complete driving range with trained professionals to guide your swing and improve your golf game. If competitive golf is of interest to you, the course program offers weekday and weekend tournaments, leagues for all ages, and a full service restaurant and bar to curb those cravings after an enjoyable day of golf with family and friends.

 

 

The Sunset Ballroom is host to many special events including weddings, receptions, Mitzvahs, corporate meetings and more! Known as, “The Crown Jewel of the Course”, the Sunset Ballroom is a 22,000 square foot banquet facility and clubhouse featuring a full bar and grill, and an extravagant banquet and community center offering stunning views for all guests to enjoy.

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Have anything to add to this list of Golf Courses & Country Clubs in Hidden Hills, CA? Feel free to let us know in the comments below!

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