OCTOBER 2015
ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

SAN FERNANDO BEAUTIFICATION
Let's volunteer to beautify San Fernando! Focus will be on repainting bus benches and signs, and cleaning-up the Bike Trail (general weeding and spreading mulch). Refreshments and lunch will be provided. CLICK HERE for the flyer.
 

WHEN: October 10, 2015

TIME: 8 am to 12 noon

PARK & MEET: Parking Lot 6N (corner of First Street and Maclay Avenue)

INFO: 818.898.1202

RECORDS CLEAN UP DAY
In preparation for the next records destruction event, the City Clerk's Office is planning a clean-up day on October 16, 2015, from 8 am to 1 pm. This will be a great opportunity for each department to go through their records and identify those that need to be destroyed or logged and permanently stored. More specifically, the goal is to clean up the City Hall basement. Each department will clean up our areas in the basement, discard trash, and identify records to be destroyed. Remaining records will be identified and logged as permanent records to be scanned.

Staff is counting on everyone's cooperation to elevate the City's records retention standards.

The City Clerk's Office has also been working with the City Attorney's Office to update our old Retention Schedule. As soon as it's finalized, it will be presented to the City Council for consideration.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

KEY CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY UPDATES
The following section identifies key construction activity occurring in the City's Commercial Corridors:
  • 134 North Maclay Avenue:  Construction work continues to progress on the rehabilitation of an existing 3,510 square foot commercial building to facilitate a new privately owned restaurant and construct an approximate 250 square foot second floor dining area addition to the front of the building along North Maclay Avenue. The subject is located at 134 North Maclay Avenue, at the southeast corner of North Maclay Avenue and Second Street. The proposed new sit-down restaurant is family-owned and operated.
  • 500 San Fernando Mission Boulevard:  Construction work continues to progress on the new two-story 5,971 square foot commercial building at 500 San Fernando Mission Boulevard. The contractor for the new two-story commercial building has completed the installation of the rough plumbing for the restrooms, dentist chairs, roof drains and water supply lines. The contractor will start the installation of the electrical system for the building and the main service panel. The new building includes multiple ground floor commercial tenant spaces and a second floor with elevator and staircase access for new dental office. The project includes on-site parking for the proposed commercial uses at the subject site. It is anticipated that the new commercial building will be completed by the end of 2015.

PUBLIC MEETINGS 

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CITY HALL HOURS
OCTOBER 2
CITY HALL CLOSED
OCTOBER 5
City Council & 
Successor Agency
Regular Meeting
Council Chambers
117 Macneil Street
San Fernando
6:00 pm | 818.898.1204
OCTOBER 6
Planning & Preservation Commission
Regular Meeting
Council Chambers
117 Macneil Street
San Fernando
6:30 pm | 818.898.1227
OCTOBER 8
Oversight Board 
Regular Meeting
Council Chambers
117 Macneil Street
San Fernando
10 am | 818.898.7307
OCTOBER 16
CITY HALL CLOSED
OCTOBER 19
City Council & 
Successor Agency
Regular Meeting
Council Chambers
117 Macneil Street
San Fernando
6:00 pm | 818.898.1204
OCTOBER 21
Transportation & Safety Commission
Regular Meeting
Council Chambers
117 Macneil Street
San Fernando
7 pm | 818.898.1222
OCTOBER 22
Senior Citizens Advisory Board
Regular Meeting
Las Palmas Park 
Community Center
505 S. Huntington
San Fernando
1 pm | 818.898.7340
OCTOBER 30
CITY HALL CLOSED
  • 913 San Fernando Road:  Construction work continues for a new sit-down restaurant at a formerly vacant, 2,040 square foot commercial building space at 913 San Fernando Road. The proposed new sit-down restaurant within the San Fernando Mall will be a family-owned and operated business.
  • Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Overlay Zone Project Update:  With a grant from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the City of San Fernando is updating the San Fernando Corridors Specific Plan to:
    • Enable the creation of a walkable, mixed-use, multi-modal environment that accommodates housing and offices within walking distance of both the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station and Downtown San Fernando.
    • Accommodate the new transit initiatives proposed by the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project. 
On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, the Planning and Preservation Commission (the Commission) reviewed the draft amended Specific Plan document as part of the TOD Overlay Zone Project. Proposed Land uses and development standards will be presented by the City and Consultant to the Commission in order to solicit Commission input prior to initiating the environmental assessment part of the planning project.  Public notices were posted at City Hall and in the San Fernando Sun Newspaper. On September 28, 2015, the City also distributed flyers citywide in English and Spanish notifying the community of the Commission meeting on October 6, 2015, at 6:30 pm in the San Fernando City Hall Council Chambers.
FINANCE DEPARTMENT

MEASURE A
On September 21, 2015, Finance staff gave a presentation on the collection, management, and expenditure of Measure A (1/2 cent sales tax) funds in Fiscal Year 2014-2015.  To date, Measure A has generated almost $3.4 million in additional revenue, which has been used to pay down the City's debt, establish reserves, replace outdated technology, and fund capital projects to address deferred maintenance.  Anyone interested in obtaining a copy of the report can email FINANCE@SFCITY.ORG.  

BUSINESS LICENSE
The City has awarded a contract to HdL to assume management of the Business License program.  Staff is currently in the process of transitioning data and business processes to the HdL team.  Business License renewals for 2016 will be processed by HdL and there will be added functionality for businesses, including completing the application online and paying taxes and fees online with a credit card.  More information will be provided as we near December 2015.

SUCCESSOR AGENCY BOND RATING
Fitch Rating service recently published an updated credit rating for the Successor Agency to the San Fernando Redevelopment Agency's outstanding 2006 Tax Allocation Bond.  The credit for this particular bond was upgraded from "BBB+" to "A-" with a stable outlook.  This upgrade is a result of the recent settlement with DOF that determined the pension tax levy from project area 3 is available to pay debt service on the bond, along with a trend of steady, stable assessed value growth in project area 3.

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) 898-1211.

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

ARSON SUSPECT ARRESTED
On September 14, 2015, at approximately 10:30 pm, San Fernando Police Officers responded to the 400 block of Newton Street regarding a residential fire.  Officers at the scene recognized that they had responded  to the same residence approximately two weeks prior regarding a suspicious fire.  During a neighborhood canvass, Officers were able to identify a possible suspect who was also observed standing near the scene.  Responding Officers notified the Los Angeles Fire Department Arson investigators who responded and made contact with the suspect.  The suspect was arrested for arson and the Los Angeles County District Attorney filed one count of arson against the suspect.

MURDER SUSPECT CONVICTED BY JURY
On February 13, 2014, at approximately 3:30 pm, San Fernando Police Officers and Detectives responded to a residence in the 200 block of Harps Street regarding a stabbing that just occurred.  Upon their arrival, Officers saw that the victim had suffered multiple stab wounds to her upper torso and the suspect was arrested at scene without incident.  The victim told responding Officers that her son (the suspect) had stabbed her during an argument.  The victim was immediately transported to the hospital where she succumbed to her wounds and was pronounced dead.  San Fernando Police Officers, with the assistance of  the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau, presented the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and the suspect was charged with murder.  During the ensuing months, the defendant's attorney attempted to have him declared incompetent by reason of insanity.  On September 2, 2015, the case went to jury trial  at San Fernando Court and after approximately six days of testimony, the jury deliberated for a few hours and found the defendant guilty of first degree murder.
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

DROUGHT TOLERANT LANDSCAPING IMPROVEMENTS
Work recently commenced, by Public Works Facilities team members, to convert existing landscaped planters in front of the Public Works Operations Facility on Macneil Street.  Work included the removal of existing shrubs/sprinklers and the installation of drip irrigation, California native plants, rocks, and decomposed granite.  These improvements continue the City's efforts to reduce exterior watering during the drought.  Thank you to Rodrigo Mora, Nazri Hasbun and the rest of the Facilities Team for designing and installing these improvements!

BRAND BOULEVARD MEDIAN:  DROUGHT TOLERANT LANDSCAPING IMPROVEMENTS
With the City Council's approval of a construction contract for Brand Boulevard median improvements, staff is moving quickly to ensure that construction begins in early October 2015. Public Works staff is coordinating with the contractor to finalize contract documents and preparing a project sign that will be displayed on Brand Boulevard.  As a reminder, construction is expected to take 45 working days to complete.  Once completed, these improvements will serve as a welcoming entry to the City and also demonstrate our commitment to water conservation.

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS BIKE SHARING PLANNING
In September 2015, staff participated in two San Fernando Valley Council of Government (SFV COG) meetings related to developing a bike sharing program for the San Fernando Valley.  These programs are common in many other metropolitan areas (i.e., San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle) and offer rental bicycles for travel throughout the City.  Bicycles are available for hourly or day-long rentals through the bike sharing program.  The Los Angeles region is starting to roll out similar programs in conjunction with Metro.  As planned, the SFV COG will lead this effort on behalf of member cities in the San Fernando Valley and will most likely seek grant funding to develop and maintain the program.  These efforts align with the City's Healthy San Fernando initiative and will help to encourage active transportation and recreation in the community. Updates will be provided to keep you informed as this program progresses.

STREET PATCHING:  PARK AVENUE AND FIRST STREET
Crews were on hand this month to repair deteriorated street sections in the vicinity of the City's Healthy San Fernando 5K Run.  These street patches help to fill in pot holes and cracks that have developed in the roadway and help to prevent larger problems from developing.  Staff will continue to utilize these maintenance and repair methods in other areas of the City that have similar issues.




NEW TRASH CONTAINERS FOR MALL STREETSCAPE
As part of the City's budget, funding was included to replace existing trash containers in the downtown mall areas.  These containers were recently ordered and include the City's logo (similar to the Maclay Avenue/Eighth Street archway) on the containers.  These new containers should be a welcome addition to the mall area and replace existing deteriorated/broken containers.

SEWER CLOSED CAPTIONED TELEVISION INSPECTIONS/CLEANING
In early August 2015, the City Council included funding for the inspection and repair of sewer infrastructure in the City.  Work is continuing with televised inspections and root clearing of approximately 75% of the City's sewer system.  Once these inspections are reviewed, information will be used to determine if sewers need minor repairs like sewer lining, "point repairs" or small sections of repair, or replacement of entire sections of pipe.  Staff will be sure to keep you informed as this program progresses.

METRO RAPID BUS SHELTER INSTALLATION
As you'll recall, last summer the City Council approved Metro's proposal to install new "Rapid" bus enclosures at key locations in the City.  Work was recently completed at four locations along Truman Street.  As a reminder, this project is funded entirely through Metro and will not require any City funding contributions.




 
OVERVIEW OF SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL AND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROGRAM
In August 2015, the Transportation and Safety Commission received a presentation regarding a recently received competitive grant from Caltrans that will be used to help improve school safety in town and encourage use of alternative modes of transportation.  This program will involve outreach and interaction with local schools and help to guide future infrastructure improvements related to traffic safety.  It is expected that this work effort will take 8 to 12 months to complete and will be led by the Transportation and Safety Commission, with input from the community and school officials.  Other grant funded events will include local bicycle safety events for children and the promotion of "walk to school" days.  It is expected that this work effort will kick off in October 2015.

TREE TRIMMING STATUS UPDATE
Tree Trimming work is continuing throughout the City.  Recently, crews completed trimming work at City parks, including Las Palmas and Recreation Parks.  Following the completion of this work they will move to other grid trimming and park/facility locations.  This work helps to ensure community safety by removing potentially dangerous tree limbs/branches that could be susceptible to wind damage.  Work will continue over the next few months prior to the winter season.
RECREATION & COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

HEALTHY SAN FERNANDO CAMPAIGN
The Healthy San Fernando! Campaign is a collaborative effort by the City of San Fernando to increase public awareness of obesity-related diseases while educating the community on the prevention of such diseases through healthy eating and active living. The City has taken the pledge to healthy eating and active living with the ultimate goal of becoming the healthiest city in the San Fernando Valley.

The Chile Festival and Dia de Los Muertos events (see City Calendar below) are part of the city wide campaign that includes City-sponsored events featuring innovative activities involving nutritional components or physical activities. The signature event of the Healthy San Fernando! Campaign is the Providence Holy Cross Healthy San Fernando 5K Relay Walk/Run that took place on September 26, 2015.

SPECIAL EVENT APPLICATIONS
  • Digital Video Editing Forum (10/10/15; 1 pm - 5 pm):  Revolution Cinema Rentals is planning a Digital Video Editing Forum on October 10, 2015, from 1 pm to 5 pm.  The event will take place inside their building space located at 1102 Arroyo Street, Unit A, but they are requesting temporary waiver of no street parking on Arroyo Street.
  • Northeast Valley Bark for Life (10/17/15; 9:30 am - 12:30 pm): The American Cancer Society is requesting to host the Northeast Valley Bark For Life at Rudy Ortega Sr. Park. The expected attendance is 50 participants with dogs on leashes.
  • Trunk o Treat (10/31/15; 6 pm - 9 pm): The San Fernando Mall Association is requesting to host their Trunk o Treat Event that will provide activities and treats for the young and young at heart. The event will require a street closure on San Fernando Road in the Downtown Mall area between Brand Boulevard and Maclay Avenue.
MARIACHI MASTER APPRENTICE PROGRAM (MMAP)
The City of San Fernando has received notification from the California Arts Council (CAC) that the Mariachi Master Apprentice Program has been awarded an Artist in Schools Program grant for Fiscal Year 2015-2016. The grant award amount is $10,800.

GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT
On October 15, 2015, at 10:15 am, agencies across California will participate in the "Great California ShakeOut". The City is in the process of redeveloping the Emergency Operation Plan and training all City employees for a practical drill. All departments will activate a full scale scenario. Las Palmas Park will become an emergency shelter as a result of the earthquake simulation. This drill will give everyone an understanding of where we are and ultimately where we need to go in being prepared for any disaster. A step-by-step manual for Shelter Management is in process. In addition, the Red Cross will come in prior to the October 2015 scenario to provide staff with Shelter Management training.

The main goal of the ShakeOut is to get Californians prepared for major earthquakes. City staff will take this opportunity to learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake.

NEW! ALL ABILITIES ART CLASSES
A fun shapes approach class that is highly successful with individual learning styles! Classes are taught by Art Coach Diane Bernstein.


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

WHEN: Thursdays

TIME 3 pm to 4 pm

COST: Free for Session 1

AGE: Kindergarten through 5th Grade

INFO: 818.898.1290

CASA LOPEZ ADOBE
The Casa Lopez Adobe now offers free guided tours from 1 pm to 4 pm. Contact Recreation Park at 818.898.1290 for more information.

SPORTS PROGRAMS
Please contact Recreation Park at 818.898.1290 for further details on all sports programs.
  • Youth Basketball:  The Summer Session is nearing completion and has over 150 kids participating. The Winter Session will begin the first week of October 2015. Basketball Coaches will be invited to attend the PGC/ Glazier Coaches clinic in Orange County as a way of continuing to improve the quality of our program.
  • Adult Co-Ed Volleyball:  Registration for this season has begun and all teams from last season have re-registered. A second evening of games has been scheduled to split the teams into a novice and advanced league. Game nights are Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 pm to 9 pm, at Recreation Park.
  • Adult Co-Ed Softball:  The Fall Season is up and running with six teams and a waiting list is available for additional teams. Game nights are Tuesdays, from 6 pm to 9 pm. The Wednesday Evening Men's Wooden Bat league has seven teams registered and a waiting list is available for additional teams. 
  • Youth Futsal:  The Fall Season has begun. Games nights are Mondays and Wednesdays, from 5 pm to 9 pm, for ages 5 to 14, cost is $80 for Residents adn $85 for Non-Residents. 
  • Special Olympics:  The Tennis Program is moving forward with participants increasing weekly. The Soccer Program continues to draw consistent attendance.
NEW PARTNERS
  • Southern California Tennis Association:  Staff is collaborating with the Southern California Tennis Association to finalize a partnership to offer child and adult tennis programs at Pioneer Park.
  • Youth Speak Collective (YSC):  The City Council has approved a partnership with YSC. This partnership will bring afterschool teen programming to City parks.  In addition, YSC will bring a small-sided soccer program to the City.  Club Futbolito is planned to begin in the Fall 2015. 
FITNESS CLASSES
Join one of the many fitness classes now in session! Contact Recreation Park at 818.898.1290 for further details on classes and workshops.


CLASS DAY TIME

Body Sculpt Monday 6:30 pm

Cycling Saturday 9:30 am

Yoga Tuesday & Thursday 8:15 am

Core Strength Wednesday 6:30 pm

Latin Jam Workout Monday 5:20 pm

Core Strength Wednesday 6:30 pm

Outdoor Fitness Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:15 am

Walking Club Tuesday 8:15 am

Senior Fitness Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:15 am

COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM (CSFP)
The last Los Angeles Regional Food Bank distribution date occurred on October 5, 2015. The 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 will need to bring proof of income and proof of age (identification). CSFP intake workers and agency volunteers registered participants and the truck driver conducted 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.

LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL!
Lights On Afterschool! is celebrated nationwide to call attention to the importance of afterschool programs for children, families, and communities. This year, Lights On Afterschool! is celebrated nationwide on October 22, 2015. The City of San Fernando Afterschool Community Enrichment Program (ASCEP) sites will host their Lights On Afterschool! event at Morningside Elementary on October 22, 2015, and at Gridley Elementary on October 23, 2015. Parents are encouraged to attend the Lights On Afterschool! events and celebrate the remarkable work being done by students who attend our after school programs. This is an opportunity to show how the ASCEP keeps children safe, inspires them to learn, and helps working families. 

ELDERLY NUTRITION PROGRAM (ENP) FIESTA CELEBRATION
On September 16, 2015, the seniors at Las Palmas Park celebrated a traditional fiesta honoring the independence day of many Latin American countries. Seniors came dressed in traditional garb while others brought authentic dishes to share. All in all, it was a morning full of treats, music, dancing and raffles.



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:


10/5/15 9 am to 10 am Health Net

10/27/15 9 am to 10 am AGA (Presentation: Medicare 101)

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 COURSE - First time students must complete the initial 8-hour course.

DATES: October 8, 2015
October 15, 2015

TIME: 12 pm to 4 pm

SENIOR YOGA
Instructors are LAUSD Adult School educators with years of experience teaching older adults. 


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

DAYS: Tuesday and Thursday

TIME: 9 am to 11 am

COTS: $40 for the 6-week Session

INFO: 818.898.7340

MUSIC INSTRUCTION
A new music class for adults and seniors will begin on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at Las Palmas Park. The class is open to adults 18 and over and will focus on guitar instruction in a student music group setting known as an "estudiantina". Call 818.898.7340 for more information.

COMING SOON!

SENIOR FITNESS
There are two Senior Aerobics classes and a Senior Yoga class available during the falll season at Las Palmas Park. The instructors for the class are LAUSD Adult School educators with years of experience teaching older adults. Classes run for a six-week session.

EARLY SESSION

CLASS: Aerobics

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

DAYS: Monday and Wednesday

TIME: 10:45 am to 12 noon

COST: $60 for the 6-week Session

INFO: 818.898.7340

AFTERNOON SESSION

CLASS: Weight Training and Tai Chi

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

DAYS: Monday (Weight Training) and Wednesday (Tai Chi)

TIME: 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm

COST: $60 for the 6-week Session

INFO: 818.898.7340

EARLY-BIRD AEROBICS
Class will begin at 8:30 am. More information to follow!

OCTOBER 10

SAN FERNANDO BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT
Let's  volunteer to beautify San Fernando! Focus will be on repainting bus benches and signs, and cleaning-up the Bike Trail (general weeding and spreading mulch). Refreshments and lunch will be provided.


WHERE: Parking Lot 6N (corner of First Street and Maclay Avenue)

TIME: 8 am to 12 noon

COST: FREE

INFO:
818.898.1202


OCTOBER 18 - 19

SOLVANG AND CHUMASH CASINO TRIP
Transportation to Union Station, one-night accommodations, one meal, and light refreshments are included.


DEPARTURE:
Parking Lot 6N (corner of First Street and Maclay Avenue)

TIME: 7:15 am

RETURN: 5 pm

COST: $150 Per Person (double occupancy)

INFO: Maribel @ 818.898.7341


OCTOBER 24

LAS PALMAS SENIOR CLUB DANCE
Ghost, goblins, and witches will be out and about at the Las Palmas Senior Club's Halloween Dance. Pick out your scariest, funniest, or most original costume and join the Las Palmas Senior Club for an evening of music, treats and raffles.


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

TIME: 7 pm to 12 Midnight

COST: $10 for Club Members / $15 for Non-Members

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


OCTOBER 28

TARDE DE CINE
The Las Palmas Senior Club will host a monthly "Tarde de Cine" (movie afternoon). A movie, popcorn, and refreshments will be provided to participants.


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

TIME: 1 pm to 3 pm

COST: Free

INFO: 818.898.7340


OCTOBER 29

ELDERLY NUTRITION PROGRAM (ENP) HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION
Join the ENP for their Halloween Spooktacular Celebration and show off your best costume! It will be a fun-filled morning of treats, music, dancing, and raffles.  Senior meals are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis for adults ages 60 and over. If you do not wish to receive a meal you may still participate in the festivities and socialize with others.


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

TIME: 9 am to 1 pm

COST: $2 Suggested Donation
Pre-registration is required to receive a meal;
Ticket distribution begins at 8 am

INFO: 818.898.7340


NOVEMBER 1

CELEBRATE FALL TRADITIONS: DIA DE LOS MUERTOS 
D ia De Los Muertos is a family event that commemorates Day of the Dead celebrations tracing back to indigenous cultures for as long as 2,500-3,000 years. "Dia De Los Muertos" is a celebration of lives and provides community members who gather the opportunity to honor their loved ones, heroes, and family friends from across the world. Traditions connected with the holiday include building altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of loved ones. Everyone is invited to participate in the festivities and enjoy the entertainment.

RECUERDOS CON RESPETO
Experience Chalk Art Muralists as they create a special tribute to those who have lost their lives to aids or aids related illnesses. Artist will begin at 8 am for murals to be completed for viewing by 2 pm event start.

WHERE: Recreation Park, 208 Park Avenue, San Fernando

TIME: 2 pm 

COST: FREE

INFO: 818.898.1290

AZTEC DANCE JAZZED AND MOTIVATED (JAM) SESSION
Get ready to dance, drum and more! Move to the beat or explore a new instrument as you connect with diverse artists and cultures! These free and interactive events are participatory and centered around movement, music and fun. All ages and all levels of experience are welcome!

Experience the splendor of the Aztec people with San Fernando's own Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc. Create rhythms and beats with fellow drummers and explore the music, choreography and poetry of this ancient Mesoamerican culture.

WHERE:
Recreation Park, 208 Park Avenue, San Fernando

TIME: 2 PM

COST: FREE

INFO: 818.898.1290