Just 22 miles from congested urban turf of downtown Los Angeles, Calabasas is a suburban escape with an old country feel, nestled in the San Fernando Valley. City leaders have made a commitment to preserving and beautifying the land. Besides the Leonis Ranch, several structures, from city hall to the library charms with Spanish-Mex ranchero architecture.
The Santa Monica mountains surround Calabasas. From about every city view, especially in any of her half a dozen+ parks. I would choose Calabasas as one of the top places to enjoy a picnic in one of over half of dozen gorgeous green parks, including
For some reason, the sunrises and sunsets are best between October and March.
I missed the better shot a few minutes earlier of this recent sunrise. Sorry for the power lines, but that is a way of life here.
Favorite thing: I always feel lucky when a roadrunner zips by. in the evening the owls perch on trees and chimneys and hoot away.