Upcoming Events: March – April, 2016

Below please find upcoming events in our communities

MARCH

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March 23
Traffic Safety Summit
7pm to 9pm
Colfax Charter Elementary School
11724 Addison St.
Valley Village, CA 91607
Traffic Safety & Speed Reduction Summit to improve roadway & pedestrian safety in the East San Fernando Valley. Join Paul Kerkorian, LA Police Dept’s Valley Traffic Division, & the LA Dept. of Transportation to learn about traffic issues in your neighborhood.

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Upcoming Events – Jan-Feb, 2016

Below please find upcoming events in our communities

JANUARY

January 20
Homeless Court Citation Clinic on January 20, 2016
10am to 2pm
First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood
60547 Yucca St.
LA, CA 90028

Assisting adults who are homeless and/or at risk of being homeless throughout Los Angeles County who may also struggle with:

  • Mental Illness
  • Substance abuse
  • Co-occurring disorders, or
  • Veteran related issues

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FEBRUARY

Youth Job FairFebruary 11
Los Angeles Opportunity Fair
LA Convention Center South Hall
Register and schedule and interview at: www.100kOpportunities.org/LA
Ages 16 – 24
If you are between 16 & 24 years old, more than 20 national and local companies are looking for you at the LA Opportunity Fair
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Ongoing!
Internships with the Office of Public Engagement – LA Mayor Eric Garcetti
For undergraduate or graduate students or recent grads of 2 or 4 yr University or Vocational School.
Download the PDF for full details and contact information

Ongoing!
MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES NEW FUND FOR ART AND CULTURE IN PUBLIC SPACES
Arts Activation Fund will award $200,000 in grants to support the creation and installation of art and cultural projects throughout Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the launch of a $200,000 grant program that will support the work of local artists and bring new vibrancy to public spaces across L.A.

The Arts Activation Fund, a partnership between Mayor Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), will provide funding to artists with inspiring ideas for public art projects and cultural events in their neighborhoods.

“Art has the power to transform our perception, attitude and behavior — and is especially impactful when it lives in places that are accessible to everyone,” said Mayor Garcetti. “The Arts Activation Fund will support the creative genius that thrives in our city, and give Angelenos an opportunity to reimagine public spaces in their neighborhoods as vibrant, exciting, and creative places.”
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Upcoming Events – Oct. – Nov. – Dec.

October

October 21, 2015, 6:30 pm
VNNC First Inaugural Education Summit

@ 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 2B
The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council is hosting their first Inaugural Education Summit this month on October 21, 2015 starting at 6:30pm, located at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., room 2B. We encourage stakeholders, teachers, school officials, students, parents, police and interested parties to attend the summit.

This upcoming summit will be the start of the Education Committee established this year and will focus issues on policies, innovation & participation to allow better opportunities for all. The council would like to work with the City of Los Angeles to acheive the goals of Advocacy, Empowerment, Knowledge, Organization/ Mobility, Engagement, Amibition and Tenacity.

We are looking in you to attend this summit to get the future children towards higher education and training.

If you have questions, please contact our VNNC Education chairperson Stacey Rains at: stacey.rains@vnnc.org

October 24 – 25
Presented by Shadow Hills Equestrian Center
Halloween Fun & Goblins Welcome!

Haunted Pumpkin Patch
10263 La Canada Way
Shadow Hills, CA 91040
818-875-8322
Oct. 24 – 12pm – 10pm
Oct. 25 – 12pm – 9pm
Admission $5/person – Family Packs Available

November

November 14th, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Holiday Boutiqu
e
American Legion Post 520
9026 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352
The American Legion Auxiliary is holding a Holiday Boutique on November 14th from 9am- 4pm, featuring local vendors with homemade crafts, clothing, gift baskets, jewelry, specialty foods and desserts and many items for your Holiday gift shopping needs. All proceeds from our Raffle will go to our Veterans programs. Please come out and help support our Veterans and get your Christmas shopping done early! Hotdogs, Chips, Soda or Water available for $3 while you shop. Vendors contact Dee Barba 661-400-1349 or Kathy Gosling 818-319-9832

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Short Term Rental Listening Sessions

The Department of City Planning would like to invite you to one of three (quickly) upcoming community listening sessions being held on the issue of short-term rentals, sometimes known as home sharing or vacation rentals. Short term rental is generally defined as a residence or room that is rented to a visitor or guest for less than 30 days.

The three meetings will be held in West Los Angeles, North Hollywood and Downtown on September 29th, October 1st and October 3rd respectively. The meetings will be an opportunity to learn about the issue and provide input that will help shape the City’s regulations regarding short terms rentals.

The City Council has directed the Department of City Planning to hold these meetings and then prepare an ordinance governing short-term rentals in Los Angeles. The motion and specific direction can be found attached to Council File 14-1635-S2.

Also, to help us better understand the various ideas and concerns about short term rentals we have prepared a short questionnaire we would encourage the public to complete. Copies will be available at the listening sessions as well.

If you have any questions about the meetings or the issue of short terms rentals, do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Matthew Glesne, Housing Planner
City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning
Policy Planning and Historic Resources Division: Citywide Unit
200 North Spring Street, Room 667, Los Angeles, 90012
matthew.glesne@lacity.org | 213.978.2666

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Citizenship Workshop – 9-26-15

Citizenship Workshop
And Fee Waiver Assistance
in Sun Valley
Saturday, September 26, 2015
9:00AM to 1:00PM
Registration recommended!

In connection with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), SVANC is co-sponsoring a Citizenship Workshop at:
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church
7800 Vineland Avenue (at Stagg, northeast corner)
in Sun Valley.

If you —
are at least 18 years of age
have been a green card holder for at least five years
wish to enjoy the privileges of U.S. citizenship, including voting, petitioning for more family members, and obtaining a U.S. passport
… then contact IRC to learn more and make your appointment.

Registration recommended! Walk-ins will be accepted as capacity permits.

Please call: 818-937-2878 or email Katelyn.Masket@rescue.org
Sun-Valley-Citizenship-WorkshopSun-Valley-Citizenship-Workshop-Spanish

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Invitation to Los Angeles Board of Animal Services Commission Meeting

LAAS Board Mtg 9-8-15 MH [Eng-Sp] – Flyer to Download
Tuesday, September 8, 2015, the Board of the Los Angeles Animal Services Commission will hold its meeting in Mission Hills. On behalf of Commission President David Zaft, Commissioners Jennifer Brent, Roger Wolfson, Alana Yañez and myself, Larry Gross, we would like to extend an invitation to attend our meeting at 7:00 PM at the Mission Hills Pet Adoption Center (west of the 5 Fwy & Laurel Canyon Blvd.), 15231 Brand Blvd., Mission Hills, CA 91345.

The Mission Hills Pet Adoption Center is operated, for the City of LA, by Best Friends Animal Society, a non-profit animal rescue group.

We encourage community members to attend the meeting and make their concerns regarding animal issues in the City of Los Angeles known directly to officials of the Animal Services Department.

Included on the agenda will be an update on Best Friends Animal Society activities at the Mission Hills Shelter and an important animal cruelty issue.

The Department of Animal Services is making significant strides in ensuring the protection and safety of our animals. Euthanasia rates have dropped dramatically in the past two years. We recently were provided new enforcement tools to help ensure our laws protecting animals and the public is upheld. While we are making progress on many other fronts more is needed to increase adoptions and educate the public on why it is crucial to spay or neuter. We need your help and support on these issues.

The agenda for this meeting will be posted on Friday, September 4th, on the Department’s website at http://www.laanimalservices.com/about-us-2/commission/.

Please join us. Attached is a bilingual (English/Spanish) leaflet announcing the meeting. Help us spread the word by distributing the leaflet to neighbors, friends, Neighborhood Council members and other parties of interest.

Spanish language and sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request prior to the meeting. For information please call (213) 482-9597.

Hope to see you next Tuesday evening.

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LAPD Community Police Academy starts Sept. 10th

Starting September 10th, LAPD is offering its 8-week series of Thursday-night Community Police Academy classes as part of its Community Police Advisory Board (CPAB) program.
Classes are held Thursday nights, 6PM to 9PM, September 10th through graduation ceremony on October 29th.
Each class is led by a highly experienced (and communicative!) officer or detective from gang, narcotics, vice, communications, cybercrime, even traffic departments.

  • Each talks about their beat, equipment, in-the-trenches conditions, and the laws that govern their actions
  • They show you videos, diagrams and slides from real-life situations-and are eager to answer questions
  • In your final class, you get to practice in the same “shoot/don’t shoot” firing simulator that LAPD trains in!
  • It’s very relaxed! Ask questions. Pose challenges. No exams or tests. If you must miss a class or two, that’s not a problem.

When finished, you receive a certificate and the opportunity to participate in a committee of your choice to help LAPD reduce and prevent crime.
In return, LAPD asks that you educate friends, family and others with your new knowledge!

Classes held in the Bomb Squad room at:
LAPD Davis Training Facility
12001 Blucher Ave
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Google Map Link: http://tinyurl.com/nup83ow

To sign-up, email Officer Wall at: 30204@lapd.lacity.org and include the following information:
Your Name (Name(s) if coming with spouse/partner)
Telephone Number
Address
Email

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Upcoming Events – July 2015

Here are some events coming up for July 2015

Youth Summer Swim Pass

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Free Youth Swim Day
7-Eleven has partnered with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks to host 7-11 Day: All Youth Swim FREE.
On Saturday, July 11, 2015, youth (0-17) can swim FREE at forty-Seven (47) pools across the city. For a list of sites, CLICK HERE This includes North Hollywood, Valley Plaza, and Sun Valley pools.

In addition, with swim season here, it’s time to get your Youth (0-17) Summer Swim Pass! For only $10, youth can enjoy endless summer pool season entries through Labor Day (9/7/15). For each child 0-7 who buys a pass, one adult can accompany them for FREE. Visit any LA City swimming pool to purchase. Click here for a list of all city pools.

Map Your Neighborhood Train the Facilitator Session
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Download PDF in Spanish

(Presented in Spanish and English)

Date: Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Sun Valley Park Recreation Center
8133 Vineland, Sun Valley, CA 91352

Hosted by Sun Valley NC Emergency Preparedness Committee
Sponsored by American Red Cross

What is Map Your Neighborhood?
Neighbors who work together as a team to prepare for disasters save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma, and reduce property damage. In addition, working together as a team and contributing as an individual develops stronger communities and improves the quality of life in the community.

Join us to learn more about what to do after you’ve prepared your home and family for a disaster. Odds are, in a major event, you and those closest to you will be the first responders. Map Your Neighborhood is a program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for disasters.

Who should attend?
This meeting is intended to train ordinary residents interested in bringing the Map Your Neighborhood Program back to their communities and hosting a session themselves with their neighbors. Those interested in becoming facilitators or just learning more about this fantastic program should attend. This session is open to ANYONE interested in the program.

RSVP to: kristin.sales@redcross.org

Looking forward a month…
Events for August 2015

NNO2015NoHo North East NC: National Night Out cleanup and BBQ
NoHo West Neighborhood Council, NoHo North East NC, and Strathern NW are having a National Night Out cleanup and BBQ on August 4th!

Event is from 6-9pm at the Whitsett Slope/DOT parking lot
Address is 12544 Saticoy St.
Tools and food will be provided, we hope to see you there!

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Upcoming Events – June 2015

Here are some events coming up for June 2015

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SOS Survival Products Annual Sidewalk Sale
June 5th & 6th
9am – 4pm
15705 Strathern St. #11
Van Nuys, CA 91406
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Don’t forget, if you are a member of CERT, you get a 10% discount!

Also, check out their various training classes such as Emergency Preparedness, CPR, First Aid and Outdoor Survival Workshop! Click Here to View

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Upcoming Events – May 2015

Here are some events coming up for May 2015

Jeopardy-Flyer-LAPDLAPD Jeopardy Fundraiser
May 27th (Wednesday) from 10am-8pm
At Bob’s Big Boy in Sun Valley
8274 Sunland Blvd (at Roscoe, next to the 5 FWY entrance/exit)
Sun Valley, CA 91352

All money raised will support the LAPD Jeopardy program
Come join us!

Fruit Tree Adoption With Home Depot
May 30th (Saturday) 8am – 12pm
11600 Sherman Way
North Hollywood, CA 91605

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