December 3, 2015
I t's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Today!  Santa on the LAPD Sleigh!

Times are approximate.  Bring your camera; Santa will stop for pictures.

3:00pm:  Oakwood Recreation Center, 767 California Avenue
4:45pm:  Olive St at Wilson Ave
5:15pm:  Shell Ave at Superba Ave
7:00pm:  3600 Wade St (Mid-block)

For future Venice and nearby stops, click here.

           
Friday!  Fourth Annual Venice Sign Lighting! 
Please stop by the VNC Outreach table and sign up to be a candidate for the VNC Board!
Saturday!  38th Annual Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run

Please save the date for the 38th Annual Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2015
 
The 5k/10k race begins at 8am at Ocean View Park on Barnard Way and finishes on Winward Ave at the famous Venice Beach sign. 
 
Please see the attached 2015 course with street closure times.  
  

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Wed., Dec. 9:  El Nino Town Hall Meeting

The City's Emergency Management Department (EMD) is pleased to host a series of Town Hall Meetings regarding the predicted El NIno severe weather conditions.  Representatives from LAFD, LAPD, LA City Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works will make formal presentations at these meetings.  Representatives from other key City departments will also be on hand to answer questions from the public.  



WESTSIDE Meeting:                                                                                                                  More. . .
Date :   Wed., Dec. 9
Time :  6:30pm - 8:30pm 
PlaceWestchester Recreation Center
              9100 Lincoln Blvd
              Los Angeles, CA 90045 
    
El Nino:  Be Prepared!
Coastal Venice has been spared - so far - from flooding due to confluence of the Gulf of Alaska's northwest swell and a southwest swell causing high surf on our beaches.  
Be prepared!  Sand and sandbags are available at the following locations:
Fire Station 63 - Venice: Sandbags and sand
1930 Shell Avenue
Fire Station 5 - Westchester / Playa del Rey: Sandbags and sand
8900 S. Emerson Avenue
Fire Station 67 - Playa Vista / Playa del Rey: Sandbags only; 5451 Playa Vista Drive
Fire Station 62 - Mar Vista: Sandbags only; 11970 Venice Blvd.
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Heal Healthy at Home - Meals on Wheels West

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Sat., Dec. 12:  LADWP Customer Service Saturdays
Wed., Dec. 16: Countywide Park Needs Assessment Meeting
Sat., Dec. 19: The Great Venice Toy Drive and Holiday Festival!
Public Safety Committee Helps Residents Stay Safe
The Public Safety Committee of the VNC has created pressure-sensitive "window clings" for residents to display on the inside of glass doors and windows. The clings are designed to warn away thieves and trespassers looking for homes to burglarize and to serve as a reminder to residents to remember to lock their doors and windows when they leave home. The clings are free to any Venice resident at our VNC Farmer's Market table or any official Neighborhood Watch Block Captains may request them by emailing publicsafety@venicenc.org.


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L.A. Department of Building and Safety has an App for That
The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety offers LADBS Go. An iPhone® and Android™ application that enables you to easily:
  • Request Inspections
  • Review Permits and Inspections
  • Report Violations
  • Find nearby Service Centers
  • Get the latest Wait Times for all our Service Center counters.      
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Venice Canals Footbridge Repairs Approved and in Progress
This work was originally requested 9 years ago! Everyone involved in working to make it happen thanks City Council Member Bonin and his team for their efforts in expediting the engineering and rounding up the funding.

                For more information and schedule detail, click here. . .              
Be a Hero to Our Homeless Heroes
"Homes for Heroes" is a program to engage our landlord community to rent to our veterans. The resource we are using to house our veterans is called the Veterans Assistance for Supportive Housing or VASH.VASH provide homeless veterans with a long-term rental subsidy and supportive services so that the veteran retains and succeeds in housing. The City has over 1,000 VASH vouchers to house homeless veterans in 2015.

For information on how you can be a Hero for Heroes, please contact Ms. Tina Estedabadi of the United Way's Homes for Heroes campaign at homesforheroes@unitedwayla.org or 213 808-6608.


First Fridays:  Electronic Recycling at Farmers Market
Free of charge, and taking place every first Friday, the Electronic Recycling Solutions Truck will be onsite at the Venice Farmers' Market, 7:00am - 11:00am , 500 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291.



Receive Bi-Weekly City Planning Early Notification Reports
One way to avoid the surprise of sudden construction next door is to learn about it in advance.
You can make your voice known to the City and to building permit applicants before it's too late to appeal!

Sign up to receive the City Planning Department's bi-weekly email, which lists new applications filed for construction in Venice.  
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Your Venice Neighborhood Council Wants You!
The Neighborhood Council system is growing.  VNC is, too.  Learn more about us  here .

In addition to seeking new Board members and Committee Chairs, we are always looking for good people to serve on VNC committees.  

Now is the perfect time to get involved!  

For more information, contact  Mike Newhouse  or  Marc Saltzberg .              
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