NOVEMBER 2016
ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

NOVEMBER 2016 HOLIDAY HOURS
In observance of the below holidays, City Hall will be closed on the following days:


HOLIDAY CLOSURE

Veterans Day November 10, 2016*
November 11, 2016

Thanksgiving Day November 24, 2016
November 25, 2016
*Due to holiday, regular closure day moves to Thursday

DECEMBER 2016 HOLIDAY HOURS
In observance of the Holiday Season, City Hall will be closed beginning December 23, 2016 and will reopen on January 3, 2017. CLICK HERE for other City facility closures during the Holiday Season. 
CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT

PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION (NOVEMBER 8, 2016) VOTE BY MAIL DROP-OFF PROGRAM
In an effort to better serve our voters during an anticipated very busy Presidential General Election, the City has partnered with the County of Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's (RR/CC) to expand services by offering a Vote by Mail (VBM) Ballot Drop-Off Program. This service, provided through November 7, 2016, will allow voters to easily and securely drop off their VBM ballot at numerous sites located throughout Los Angeles County including City Hall.

For additional information, please refer to the links below:
In preparation for this election, the RR/CC requested to use City facilities:
  • Election Supply Pick-up (October 29, 2016): Between the hours of 7 am to 5 pm, County personnel will use the parking lot (behind City Hall) to load election supplies onto the vehicles of precinct workers.  (City Hall will not be open; they're only using the parking lot).
  • Election Day (November 8, 2016): From 6 am to 9 pm, Las Palmas Park, Recreation Park, and Rudy Ortega Sr. Park will be used as polling locations; from 6 am to 8 pm, one 16 ft. truck will be parked in Civic Center Parking Lot 6N to distribute emergency election supplies; and from 6:30 pm to midnight or close, the County will use the back entrance to City Hall so that local precinct workers can drop off their supplies.  Up to three 26 ft. trucks will be parked in this area to load up election supplies and deliver back to Norwalk.
GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION (MARCH 7, 2017)
The filing period for candidates to run for office will begin on November 14, 2016, and will close on December 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm.

To run for office, candidates must be registered to vote in the City of San Fernando at the time Nomination Papers are issued.

Interested persons may contact the City Clerk at (818) 898-1204 or  echavez@sfcity.org for more information.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

2017 GREATER LOS ANGELES HOMELESS COUNT ON JANUARY 24, 2017
The City of San Fernando, as a participating agency, is getting ready to undertake a one-day, citywide homeless count as part of the 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Street Count. 

PUBLIC MEETINGS 

AND

CITY HALL HOURS
NOVEMBER 1
Planning & Preservation Commission
Regular Meeting
Council Chambers
117 Macneil Street
San Fernando
6:30 pm | 818.898.1227
NOVEMBER 2 
Transportation & Safety Commission
Regular Meeting
Council Chambers
117 Macneil Street
San Fernando
6 pm | 818.898.1222
NOVEMBER 7
City Council & 
Successor Agency
Regular Meeting
Council Chambers
117 Macneil Street
San Fernando
6 pm | 818.898.1204
NOVEMBER 10
Oversight Board 
Regular Meeting
Council Chambers
117 Macneil Street
San Fernando
10 am | 818.898.7307
NOVEMBER 10
CITY HALL CLOSED
NOVEMBER 11
CITY HALL CLOSED
(Holiday - In Observance of Veterans Day)
NOVEMBER 15
Parks, Wellness & Recreation Commission
Regular Meeting
Council Chambers
117 Macneil Street
San Fernando
6:30 pm | 818.898.1290
NOVEMBER 21
City Council & 
Successor Agency
Regular Meeting
Council Chambers
117 Macneil Street
San Fernando
6 pm | 818.898.1204
NOVEMBER 24
CITY HALL CLOSED
(Holiday - In Observance of Thanksgiving Day)
NOVEMBER 25
CITY HALL CLOSED
(Holiday - Day After Thanksgiving Day)
NOVEMBER 29
Education Commission
Regular Meeting
Council Chambers
117 Macneil Street
San Fernando
6 pm | 818.898.1204
Last year, the City participated in the bi-annual count, which was the largest homeless census in the nation and this year count organizers anticipate an even bigger showing of community engagement. Because of count volunteers and community partners, the City's participation with other agencies throughout Los Angeles County all helped shine a light on the critical issue of homelessness in our region. The count is considered valuable data to support programs and funding and created new pathways for collaboration and involvement in ongoing efforts to address homelessness.

The City's citywide canvas/count of the homeless will take place on the evening of January 24, 2017. Community Development Department personnel will be coordinating the event in our City and a request for community volunteers (Commissioners, Councilmembers, and residents) to help with the homeless count is soon to follow in the next couple of weeks.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WEBPAGES COMING SOON!
Community Development Department staff in combination with the City Manager's Office is working on putting the final touches on the City's new Economic Development webpages that will be part of the City's Website!  The Economic Development pages will include among other things:
  • Why Do Business In San Fernando? (e.g., enhanced quality of life, centrally located, well established neighborhoods, quality parks and community services, top-notch public safety, business friendly practices);
  • List of City Businesses and Top Employers; 
  • Links to Community Facts and Figures (e.g., demographic data, comparison of City and neighboring communities, community profile information, top sales tax producers and major businesses in the City, City financial information, City maps, specific plan and zoning code, etc.); 
  • City Opportunity Sites (e.g., list of public and private opportunity sites for sale and/or lease throughout the City); and,
  • Opportunity Site Selector (a webpage portal where visitors can search for additional sites within the City that are for sale or lease, as well as to access a variety of other useful site selection data--including tailored searches using filters for property size, type and cost; mapping capabilities by industry; and demographic reports such as labor force, education levels, and consumer spending).
LOPEZ VILLEGAS HOUSE UPDATE
Work is currently underway in preparing the environmental assessment and conceptual plans for the proposed relocation of the Lopez Villegas House from the City-owned property at 1320 San Fernando Road to a privately-owned property at 613 O'Melveny Street.  The project includes consideration of a request by the private property owner to purchase the Lopez Villegas House and move it to 613 O'Melveny in order to rehabilitate the structure (including an expansion of the overall size) in order to facilitate future use of the building as a single family home while still retaining the local landmark designation as a city historic resource. As part of the project request, the City will be presenting a Certificate of Appropriateness request before the City Planning and Preservation Commission as required by the City's Historic Preservation Ordinance. If the Certificate of Appropriateness is approved by the Commission, then the project could proceed. As part of the project, the City Council will be considering a purchase and sale agreement with the private property owner.

RESIDENTIAL FRONT YARD LANDSCAPE DESIGN GUIDELINES NOW AVAILABLE!
The City, in collaboration with Nava Landscape Architecture consultants, has prepared a Residential Front Yard Landscape Design Guidelines to assist residents and property owners that are interested replacing the lawn and existing front landscaping with California Native and drought tolerant plant materials and water conserving irrigation system.   The guidelines, which are in English and Spanish, are intended to further promote the City's water conservation plans that are currently in effect as part of the City's long-term water conservation efforts. The guidelines, which complement the parkway guidelines previously approved by the City Council, are available for distribution at the City's Community Development Department. An electronic version of the guidelines will soon be available on the City's website.

UPCOMING PLANNING & PRESERVATION COMMISSION ITEM
On November 1, 2016, the Planning and Preservation Commission conducted a public hearing and approved an application to operate and maintain a "Large Family Day Care Home", pursuant to the provisions of Division 10 of Article VI of Chapter 106 (Zoning) of the San Fernando City Code.  Conditions of approval apply for the use of an existing single-family residence and covered patio area located at 1402 Hewitt Street to be used as a "Large Family Day Care Home" providing licensed day care during specified hours for up to a maximum of 14 children. The house will continue to be used as single-family residence of the day care services provider at all times during and after the hours of operation of the "Large Family Day Care Home."

UPCOMING CITY COUNCIL ITEMS
  • On November 21, 2016, the City Council will conduct a study session to consider the potential development of rent stabilization and dispute resolution regulations. The study session is in follow-up to the June 20, 2016, City Council meeting at which the City Council reviewed an update report from staff and the City Attorney which provided an update regarding potential development of a rent control ordinance and program. Subsequent to staff's presentation and City Council discussion, the City Council decided to table the discussion to a future meeting in order to allow sufficient time for Councilmembers to review all information provided by staff and the City Attorney. 
  • On December 5, 2016, the City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider whether or not to extend the current "Moratorium on the Application Filing, Processing, Approval and Issuance of Permits for Multiple-Family Dwelling Projects Through January 18, 2017 (City Council Urgency Ordinance No. U-1652)". The existing moratorium was previously extended on September 19, 2016 for a period of 10 months and 15 days, through January 18, 2017. The Ordinance (U-1652) included a list of measures that will be undertaken to alleviate the conditions, which led to the adoption of the Urgency Ordinance" as required by Government Code Section 65858(d). 
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
BUSINESS LICENSE AMNESTY PROGRAM
The City Council has approved a Business License Amnesty Program to waive all penalties for businesses that are currently operating without a license, or with an expired license, if they self-report by June 30, 2017.  After June 30, 2017, the City will conduct a discovery and verification audit of businesses operating in the City.  Any businesses or individuals found to be operating without a license at that time will be subject to back fees and penalties.  If interested in participating in the Business License Amnesty Program, please contact Sandra Soto at 818.898.1245 or ssoto@sfcity.org, or download an application from the City's website (www.sfcity.org).
AVOID LATE FEES ON YOUR WATER BILL
Have you ever received late fees because you forgot to pay your Water Bill? Avoid late fees by signing up for AutoPay and have your Water Bill debited from your account automatically. For more details, contact the Finance Department at 818.898.1245.
FINANCIAL REPORTS
As a reminder, all of the City's financial reports, including annual budgets, audited financial statements, and the Measure A Annual Report can be found under the Finance Department page on the City's website (WWW.SFCITY.ORG).
POLICE DEPARTMENT

PINK PATCH PROJECT
In June 2016, the Police Department, along with other Police Agencys in the Los Angeles County, participated in the "Pink Patch Project."  The Pink Patch Project is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease.  Detective Evelyn Diaz has spearheaded this project with the design of the pink patch, along with t-shirts and challenge coins and has raised over $5,000 for this great project.  Also during October 2016, Police Officers have been authorized to wear the Department's Pink Patch on their uniforms, along with pink t-shirts, in support of this county-wide cause.  All of the money raised will be donated to the City of Hope.




BUSINESS ROBBERY
On October 16, 2016, Police Officers responded to a report of a theft that occurred at the WSS store.  During the investigation, Officer Najera determined that a business robbery occurred and arrested two suspects for robbery and outstanding warrants. Both suspects (16-years old) stole shoes from WSS. When they were confronted by the security guard, they both struck him and ran. Officer's Garibay and Najera arrested the suspects after a short foot pursuit.

HIT & RUN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT/ CITY PROPERTY INVOLVED/ DUI ARREST
On October 19, 2016, Officers Pak and Yoo responded to the 300 block of N. Maclay Avenue regarding a damaged vehicle left in the roadway. Upon thier arrival, Officers discovered the vehicle appeared to have collided with a City tree.  After a detailed investigation, the driver (who had fled the scene) was located. The driver was arrested for a hit and run traffic accident and two outstanding warrants.  The damage to city property is estimated at $900.

POLICE DEPARTMENT PARTICIPATES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT YOUTH SUMMIT
On October 19, 2016, at 6 pm, Patrol Commander Lieutenant Nichole Hanchett and Administrative Sergeant Irwin Rosenberg participated in the Northeast Valley Youth Law Enforcement Summit with the goal of "bridging the gap between law enforcement and the community with an emphasis on youth."  During the summit, children were provided the opportunity to participate in the police force interactive video simulator where they were exposed to a variety police calls for service that would require action from them.  Police Department personnel sat with participants, ranging from age 8 through 23, and discussed various ideas relating to how law enforcement and the community could develop a stronger relationship.  Lieutenant Hanchett and a Captain from the Los Angeles Police Department participated in a panel discussion and answered questions regarding crime prevention, school resources, drug enforcement and programs available for children interested in law enforcement.
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

STREET RESURFACING IMPROVEMENTS
Work recently wrapped up on two street resurfacing projects, involving the repair of seven local streets and over 10,000 linear feet of roadway.  The work also included the replacement of water mains, damaged concrete, and curb ramps.  These repairs have been a very well-received improvement for our local neighborhoods!  With the completion of this construction work, our team continues to stay busy with the design of nine street segments, including residential and arterial streets.  Staff will be sure to keep you informed as design work progresses and these streets are ready for construction




CITY HALL DROUGHT TOLERANT LANDSCAPING IMPROVEMENTS
Staff recently began the renovation of planter areas adjacent to City Hall.  This project includes the installation of new boulders, rocks, drought tolerant plant materials, and drip irrigation systems.  Once complete, these improvements will help to demonstrate the City's approach to water conservation and also help to improve the appearance of City Hall. Great job by our team!

CITY PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENTS
Staff recently began the renovation of planter areas in the downtown mall area. This project includes landscaping upgrades and planter beautification improvements.  These improvements help to improve public areas near our shopping district and provide a welcoming area for special event visitors.  More great work by our team!




INSTALLATION OF NEW DOORS AT PIONEER PARK/RECREATION PARK
Staff recently completed the installation of new restroom doors at Pioneer Park and Recreation Park.  If you'll recall the old doors were badly rutted and dented.  The new doors help to improve both parks' appearance and prevent water/debris from entering our facilities.

CNG STATION DESIGN/BUILD PROJECT
In November 2016, Clean Energy will initiate its site evaluation of the existing CNG station and begin design work for the new station.  With the City Attorney's Office, our team was able to negotiate several performance benchmarks into the project contractor to ensure that the project is completed in a timely manner.  These benchmarks include the completion of design drawings at 85 days after starting, initiating construction 200 days after starting, and station completion after 345 days.  Staff will be sure to keep you informed as this project moves forward and will also be sure to provide adequate notice to the public prior to starting construction.

NEW HOLIDAY TREE
With the help of Mayor Gonzales, the City has obtained a new holiday tree that will be displayed on the median near Brand Boulevard/San Fernando Road.  As you'll recall, the previous tree (which was donated with the help of Councilmember Ballin) was vandalized and unfortunately unable to survive.  The new tree (a 36" box Eldarica Pine) is being donated by Moon Valley Nursery, a wholesale tree grower, with growing grounds throughout the Southern California region.  This pine species is known for its heartiness and ability to survive in hot, dry conditions.  On average, the tree grows up to 2' per year and at maturity reaches 30-60'.  Staff plans to install this tree in early November 2016 and will recognize Moon Valley Nursery at the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

HOLIDAY DECORATIONS
Over the last several months, staff has been making repairs to accommodate the installation of new holiday decorations along Maclay Avenue, from First Street to Eighth Street. Proposals have been received for the decorations and it is expected that installation will begin in mid-November 2016. The new decorations will include LED lighted wreaths and string lighting at the Eighth Street Gateway, lighted pole decorations at 30 locations, and single strand overhead lights at three locations. These decorations should be a welcome addition to the Maclay Avenue business district!

The sample photos below include pole decorations, wreaths, and overhead lights with multiple strands.


METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT ANNUAL EMERGENCY EXERCISE (NOVEMBER 2, 2016)
Staff recently participated in planning activities for the Annual Emergency Exercise that was held at Metropolitan Headquarters on November 2, 2016.  Members of our team also attended this exercise, which focused on the action planning process related to emergency operations centers and incident command centers.  The exercise is a great training tool for our team in simulating the dynamics of emergency events.
RECREATION & COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

FREE DIABETES EXPO
Be sure to mark your calendar for the 5th Annual Northeast San Fernando Valley Diabetes Expo. Take advantage of free flu vaccines, free health screenings and an opportunity to learn about managing diabetes, nutrition and cooking classes. Be sure to get active and take part in the exercise demo!


WHEN: November 12, 2016

WHERE:
Las Palmas Park, 505 S. Huntington Street
San Fernando

TIME: 9 am to 1 pm

INFO:
818.898.7340

MUSIC INSTRUCTION
A new music class for adults and senior is now being offered and will focus on guitar and mandolin instruction in a student music group setting known as an "estudiantina."

WHERE: Las Palmas Park, 505 S. Huntington Street, San Fernando

WHEN: Tuesdays

TIME: 9:30 am to 11:30 am

COST: $20 per Month

AGE: 18 and Older

INFO: 818.898.1290

ALL ABILITIES ART CLASSES
A fun shapes approach class that is highly successful with individual learning styles! Differently abled children are welcome together with children with no special needs. Classes are taught by Art Coach Diane Bernstein.

WHERE: Las Palmas Park, 505 S. Huntington Street, San Fernando

WHEN: Thursdays 

TIME: 4 pm to 5 pm

COST: $35 for Residents / $40 for Non-Residents

DURATION:
4-Week Session

AGE: Kindergarten through 5th Grade

INFO: 818.898.1290

BALLET FOLKLORICO
Based in the classical style of Mexican Culture, experience the regional dances of Mexico through movement and music. Class meets ONCE a week. 

WHERE: Las Palmas Park, 505 S. Huntington Street, San Fernando

WHEN: Wednesday (Intermediate/Advanced)
Friday (Beginner/Intermediate)

TIME: 7 to 8 pm

COST: $45 per Session

DURATION:
12-Week Session  

AGE: 5 and older

INFO: 818.898.1290

AZTEC DANCE
Explore the music, choreography and poetry of this ancient dance tradition while understanding the history behind Danza. Registration is on-going. 

WHERE: Las Palmas Park, 505 S. Huntington Street, San Fernando

WHEN: Thursdays 

TIME: 7 pm to 9 pm

COST: $10 Per Session

DURATION:
8-Week Session

AGE: Kindergarten through 5th Grade

INFO: 818.898.1290

LINE DANCE
For the last 20 years, a group of fun-loving dancers have been found warming up, learning, and practicing a different series of line dances at Recreation Park in the City of San Fernando. All ages are welcome and no partner is required. Each dance is broken down step-by-step, whereby participants increase their balance, coordination, and endurance. These Western American Line dancers also perform at least twice a year in the community and keep American traditions alive. 

WHERE: Recreation Park, 208 Park Avenue, San Fernando

WHEN: Fridays

TIME: 10:30 am to 11:30 am

COST: $10 Per Session

DURATION:
8-Week Session 

AGE: All Ages

INFO: 818.898.1290

LOPEZ ADOBE
Visit this historic San Fernando jewel! The Lopez Adobe historical landmark offers free guided tours from 1 pm to 4 pm, on the fourth Sunday of each month are now available! Contact Recreation Park at 818.898.1290 for more information.

ADULT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
Register now! Winter Season began October 18, 2016. 

WHERE: Recreation Park, 208 Park Avenue, San Fernando

WHEN: Tuesday Night (Advanced League)
Thursday Night (Beginner/IntermediateLeague)

TIME: 7 pm

COST: $30 Participation Fee

REGISTER: Recreation Park, 208 Park Avenue, San Fernando

AGE: 18 and Older

INFO: 818.898.1290

ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Register now! Winter Season began November 2, 2016.

WHERE: Recreation Park, 208 Park Avenue, San Fernando

WHEN: Tuesday Night (Co-ed League)
Wednesday Night (Men's Wooden Bat League)

TIME: 7 pm

COST: $350 Per Team / $325 Per Returning Team

REGISTER: Recreation Park, 208 Park Avenue, San Fernando

AGE: 18 and Older

INFO: 818.898.1290

YOUTH BASKETBALL
Register Now! Winter League begins December 12, 2016.  Fee includes practice, games, jersey, and trophy.  

WHERE: Recreation Park, 208 Park Avenue, San Fernando

COST: Ages 5 - 8: $80 for Residents / $90 for Non-Residents
Ages 9 - 17: $85 for Residents / $95 for Non-Residents

INFO: 818.898.1290

YOUTH CHEERLEADING
Register now! Summer Session begins December 12, 2016. Fee includes  uniform, practice, games, and trophy.

WHERE: Recreation Park, 208 Park Ave, San Fernando

COST: $80 for Residents / $90 for Non-Residents

AGE: 5 to 12

INFO: 818.898.1290

SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Register now! The Winter Season runs through November 2016. Currently, bowling, soccer, softball, tennis and the Young Athlete program are scheduled.  For more information: 661.253.2121 /scv.tv@sosc.org   /   www.sosc.org/scvtv
  

TENNIS PROGRAM
Register now! Program is conducted at Pioneer Park, 828 Harding Street, San Fernando. For more information, please contact 818.898.1290 or Coach Barbara at 818.434.9650 or 818.294.2671.


AGE DAY TIME COST DURATION

3 to 7 Saturday 9:30 am to 10:30 am $30 4-Week Session

8 to 18 Monday 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm $10 8-Week Session

18+ Saturday 8:30 am to 9:30 am $30 4-Week Session

TEEN PROGRAM
Youth Speak! Collective continues with their afterschool programming at both Las Palmas Park and Recreation park. Now enrolling co-ed youth for the soccer program "Club Futbolito". Fee includes uniform. Limited scholarships are available; contact Recreation Park for more information.

WHERE: Las Palmas Park, 505 South Huntington Street, San Fernando
Recreation Park, 208 Park Avenue, San Fernando

COST: $25 Per Person

AGES: 11-15

INFO: 818.898.1290

FITNESS CLASSES
Join one of the many on-going fitness classes! Contact Recreation Park at 818.898.1290 for further details on classes and workshops.

CLASS DAY TIME

Total Body Conditioning Wednesday 6:30 pm

TRX Suspension Training Monday 5:15 pm

Cycling Monday 6:30 am

Yoga Thursday 8:15 am

Pilates Tuesday 8:15 pm

Zumba Monday
Tuesday/Thursday
5:20 pm
6:30 pm

Outdoor Fitness Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:15 am

Senior Fitness Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:15 am


COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM (CSFP)
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank distribution program serves low income senior citizens over the age of 60 that are in need of food assistance.  In order to qualify for the program, interested participants brought proof of income and proof of age (identification). CSFP intake workers and agency volunteers registered participants and the truck driver will conduct the physical distribution.  Clients received one free food kit that contained meats, canned fruit, vegetables, dry milk and related products, cereals and other grain products. Usually, the CSFP distributions are conducted once a month on the first Monday of the month.

Next Distribution Date:  November 7, 2016; 9 am to 11 am

MEDICARE INFORMATION DATES
Representatives from various Medicare programs are routinely available to answer questions and provide information regarding healthcare plans. This month the following agencies have been scheduled at Las Palmas Park:


11/8/16 10:30 am to 11:30 am AGA

11/14/16 10 am to 12 pm Care 1st

11/16/16 8:30 am to 10 am Kaiser Permanente

11/23/16 10 am to 1 pm Citizen Care

11/30/16 10 am to 1 pm Citizen Care

LA METRO MOBILE CUSTOMER CENTER
LA Metro will provide a Mobile Customer Center at Las Palmas Park to sign seniors up for reduced fare tap cards for the riding the Metro Lanes.  Metro's Reduced Fare Programs enable el igible applicants to obtain special TAP cards and purchase reduced-rate monthly passes. As a reduced-fare rider, a person is automatically signed up for free Balance Protection so you won't need to worry if your card is lost or stolen.  Metro offers seniors an affordable, convenient and safe means of travel throughout the Los Angeles County. Senior can go shopping, go to the doctor, visit friends or relatives, or just explore new places while avoiding traffic or having to rely on someone else for a ride.


DATE: November 18, 2016

TIME: 10 am to 12 pm

INFO: 818.898.7340

AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
The Recreation and Community Services Department, in collaboration with AARP, will offer a Driver Safety course at Las Palmas Park. The AARP Driver Safety Program covers defensive driving techniques and the normal changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time associated with aging. The course also provides practical techniques for adjusting to these changes to ensure the driver's own safety and that of others on the road. During the course, participants learn about current rules of the road and how to operate their vehicles more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. Course participants may be eligible to receive a discount on their auto insurance premiums, contact your insurance company for more details.

You may register at Las Palmas Park, Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm, or online at  www.aarp.org/drive . Cost is $15 for AARP members (card number is required) and $20 for non-members. 

For more information, please call (818) 898-7340 or contact AARP at (888) 687-2277.

INITIAL 8 HOUR COURSE  - Split into two 4-hour sessions

DATES: November 3, 2016
November 10, 2016

TIME: 11 am to 3 pm

SENIOR FITNESS
Fall Senior Fitness Classes are now up and running at Las Palmas Park. The instructors for the classes are Los Angeles Unified School District Adult School Educators and/or certified exercise instructors with years of experience teaching older adults. Classes run for six-week sessions. New class sessions begin October 31, 2016 and lasts through December 9, 2016. Registration is per session; no pro-rating for late sign-ups and refunds may be provided at the City's discretion.  

LIFTING & ENERGY TRAINING - Gain confidence, flexibility, and power through training and martial arts. This class will implement the practice of conventional weight lifting along with the art of ancient Shaolin Kung Fu and Chi Gong. 

INSTRUCTOR:
Miguel Reyes

WHERE: Las Palmas Park, 505 S. Huntington Street, San Fernando

DAYS: Tuesday

TIME: 8:15 am to 9:15 am

COST: $15 for the 6-week Session

INFO: 818.898.7340

STRETCH TO THE MUSIC - Move to the beat of the music. Low impact class with emphasis on strength training, flexibility, balance and endurance. 

INSTRUCTOR:
Deborah Rothschild

WHERE: Las Palmas Park, 505 S. Huntington Street, San Fernando

DAYS: Monday and Wednesday

TIME: 9:30 am to 10:30 am

COST: $30 for the 6-week Session

INFO: 818.898.7340

YOGA FOR SENIORS - Improve your flexibility with this gentle class that incorporates stretching and strengthening exercises.

INSTRUCTOR:
Chiv

WHERE: Las Palmas Park, 505 S. Huntington Street, San Fernando

DAYS: Tuesday

TIME: 9:30 am to 11:00 am

COST: $20 for the 6-week Session

INFO: 818.898.7340

NOVEMBER 5

PALM SPRINGS DAY TRIP
Enjoy a fun-filled trip with the Las Palmas Senior Club! Stops include Aerial Tramway, Moorten Botanical Garden, and lunch at Agua Caliente.


DEPART:
Las Palmas Park, 505 South Huntington Avenue, San Fernando

TIME: 7 am 

COST: $80 for Club Members / $90 for Non-Members

INFO: 818.898.7340

NOVEMBER 18

ELDERLY NUTRITION PROGRAM THANKSGIVING DANCE
Join us for a morning of music, treats, and prizes as we celebrate everything we are thankful for throughout the year. Free event!  


WHERE:
Las Palmas Park, 505 S. Huntington Street, San Fernando

TIME: 9 am to 1 pm

COST: $2 Suggested Donation
If you do not wish to receive a meal you can still participate in the festivities and socialize with others.

INFO: 818.898.7340 

NOVEMBER 19

THANKSGIVING DANCE
Join the Las Palmas Senior Club as they dance the night away at their Thanksgiving Dance. Enjoy live music, treats and raffles.  Get your tickets before they sell out!


WHERE:
Las Palmas Park, 505 S. Huntington Street, San Fernando

TIME: 7 pm to 12 midnight

COST: $20 for Club Members / $30 for Non-Members

INFO: 818.898.7340 (Monday/Wednesday/Friday; 9 am to 11 am)

NOVEMBER 20 - 22

LAS VEGAS & HOOVER DAM
Enjoy a fun-filled trip with the Las Palmas Senior Club! Costs includes lodging at Four Queens Hotel, luggage service, and transportation.


COST: $140 for Club Members / $150 for Non-Members

INFO: 818.898.7340

DECEMBER 8

HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION
This holiday tradition is held on Brand Boulevard between San Fernando Road and Celis. The evening features entertainment, face painting, and crafts for young people. Of course, all ages will be welcome to take a photo with our special invited guest, Mr. Claus, who has already confirmed his visit.


WHERE:
Brand Boulevard & Celis Street

TIME: 6 pm to 9 pm

INFO: 818.898.1290