Calabasas is a city in Los Angeles County, California located in the hills west of the San Fernando Valley and in the northwest Santa Monica Mountains between Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, West Hills, Hidden Hills, and Malibu, California. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 23,058, up from 20,033 at the 2000 census. The city was formally incorporated in 1991. It is noted for its wealthy residents and gated neighborhoods.
The Leonis Adobe, an adobe structure in Old Town Calabasas, dates from 1844 and is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the greater Los Angeles area.
The city is located in the southwest portion of the San Fernando Valley and comprises a portion of the Santa Monica Mountains. It is 22 miles (35 km) away from downtown Los Angeles. It is bordered by the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles to the northeast, Topanga to the east, Malibu to the south, Agoura Hills to the west, and Hidden Hills to the north. The historic El Camino Real runs east-west through Calabasas as the Ventura Freeway 101
In a part of the city near Calabasas High School and A.C. Stelle Middle School, all of the public streets are named patriotically. These include Declaration Ave., America Way, Liberty Bell St., Paul Revere Dr., Founder's Dr., Bon Homme Rd., and others.
One of the oldest neighborhoods in Calabasas is Park Moderne, or the Bird Streets. A former artists' colony, remnants remain of the club house, pool, and cabins scattered across streets with bird names, such as Meadow Lark, Blackbird, Bluebird, and Hummingbird located right behind Calabasas High School.
Steeplechase From Parkway Calabasas: Hidden Hills West, Calabasas Hills, Calabasas Park Estates, and The Oaks.
From Park Granada or Mulholland Drive: Mulholland Heights, Mulwood, Las Villas, Bellagio, The Ridge, Creekside, Clairidge, Calabasas Country Estates, Calabasas Highlands, Mountain Park, Abercrombie Ranch Estates, Cold Creek, and Park Moderne.
From Las Virgenes: Mountain View Estates, Monte Nido, Deer Springs, Stone Creek, El Encanto, Archstone formerly Malibu Meadows. Mont Calabasas, Malibu Canyon Park, The Colony at Calabasas, and Avalon Calabasas formerly Malibu Canyon.
Mont Calabasas, a community on Las Virgenes Road was annexed into the city of Calabasas in 2011. Prior to annexation, the neighborhood was located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.
From Lost Hills Road: Calabasas View, Saratoga Hills, Saratoga Ranch, Deer Springs, and Steeplechase.
The most celebrity populated neighborhood in the general area of Calabasas is Hidden Hills, a separately incorporated city, which is featured on the E! TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Second-hand smoke ordinanceIn February 2006, Calabasas enacted the Comprehensive Second-Hand Smoke Control Ordinance that prohibits smoking in all public places in the City of Calabasas where other persons may be exposed to second-hand smoke. These places include indoor and outdoor businesses, hotels, parks, apartment common areas, restaurants, and bars where people can be reasonably expected to congregate or meet. Under the law, smoking outdoors in public areas within the city is restricted to select "designated smoking areas". The law went into effect on March 16, 2006, garnering much local and national media attention. The full text of the ordinance may be found at Calabasas' official website. The ordinance was expanded in early 2008, requiring 80% of rental apartment buildings to be permanently designated as nonsmoking units by January 1, 2012.
EducationCalabasas residents are zoned to schools in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, one of the highest-ranked districts in the state. The district also serves the nearby communities of Agoura Hills, Bell Canyon, and Hidden Hills, and certain smaller areas. Calabasas High School is a part of the district.
In January 2004, Alice C. Stelle Middle School, located at the corner of Mulholland Highway and Paul Revere Road, was opened to serve the eastern half of the city. The western half is served by Arthur E. Wright Middle School, located on Las Virgenes Road, which prior to 2004, was the city's only middle school.
Calabasas is also home to Chaparral, Round Meadow, Lupin Hill, and Bay Laurel public elementary schools, which are part of the Las Virgenes Unified School District, as well as the private Viewpoint School.
- Todd Alcott, screenwriter
- Michael Ansara, actor and voice actor
- Shiri Appleby, actress
- Justin Bieber, singer and songwriter
- Brandon Boyd, musician, singer in Incubus, grew up in Calabasas
- John Boylan, record producer
- John Caparulo, actor, comedian, reality TV star
- Eric Dickerson, former NFL player
- Corey Dillon, former NFL player
- Alice Dinnean, puppeteer
- Scott Disick, reality TV star and business man
- Katherine Jackson, matriarch of the Jackson family
- Kendall Jenner, reality TV star, runway model, model, and designer
- Kylie Jenner, reality TV star, designer, and model
- Keyshawn Johnson, former NFL player
- Khloé Kardashian, reality TV star, business woman, and model
- Kourtney Kardashian, reality TV star, business woman, and model
- Meat Loaf, singer and actor
- John Melendez, intern, The Howard Stern Show and The Jay Leno Show
- Bret Michaels, musician
- Clayton Moore, actor
- Rebecca Romijn, actress and model
- Bret Saberhagen, athlete
- Dylan and Cole Sprouse, actors
- Jeffree Star, Model, Singer, Songwriter, LGBT Activist and CEO of Jeffree Star Cosmetics
- Tyga, musician
- Ming-Na Wen, Actress
- Kendra Wilkinson, reality TV star, business woman, and model
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