The city of Calabasas is located in Los Angeles County in Southern California. It is derived from either the Chumash (Native American) or Spanish words for squash, because there was a lot of wild squash that grew in the area. The city is mainly known today for its celebrity residents, first drawing national attention when it became the primary setting of reality shows starring Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, and later the Kardashians. Most recently, it figured again in national news when basketball superstar Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in its hills.
With such high-profile and wealthy residents, it is not surprising that from October 2008 to August 2009, a string of burglaries occurred in Calabasas. The Bling Ring, a group of young adults, broke in and robbed the houses of several celebrities including that of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. All members of the group were later arrested and sent to prison for residential burglary.
Apart from its more famous inhabitants, the city attracts many professionals and their families because of its proximity to nature parks, public amenities and multi-awarded school district. The Calabasas Public Library provides adult learning opportunities. For higher education, there is the Pepperdine University Calabasas campus. However, for those who want to study for the legal profession, the best option in the area is the Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law in Malibu, which hosts the Harnish Law Library.
If you are looking to attend a free legal clinic in Calabasas, these are sometimes organized by law firms or legal volunteer organizations. However, offices are located outside the city, such as the Conejo Free Clinic Legal Services in Thousand Oaks and the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles in Santa Monica. As in any application for pro bono legal aid, an application process is followed where financial and social capacities are evaluated as eligible. These could take some time.
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