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Board meets 3rd Tuesday            

April 23, 2015
It's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Tonight:  Resilience by Design - Emergency Preparedness

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Saturday, Apr 25:  Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase
The 7th Annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase is Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  

This Earth Day celebration, presented by the Mar Vista Community Council, seeks to empower Angelenos to adopt environmentally conscious living solutions. With many people walking or biking their tours, there is a tremendous sense of community as garden enthusiasts from throughout Southern California join our neighbors to celebrate our shared vision for a greener life.  


 

What:   Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase

Where: Showcase Central

            3635 Grand View Blvd - Cluster 2E

            Mar Vista, CA 90066

When:  Saturday, April 25, 2015

Time:   10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

 

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Mon. Apr 27:  Mansionization ICO Community Meeting
On March 25, the City Council took action to curb the proliferation of "mansionization" in Los Angeles. The Council directed the Planning Department to begin revising citywide rules, known as the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance (BMO), which govern the amount of residential floor area that can be developed on a single-family lot. 

At the same time, the Council approved immediate - but temporary - restrictions in certain specific neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles, including Mar Vista, the Kentwood section of Westchester, and parts of Venice east of Lincoln Boulevard.

 

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PlanCheck Presentation on Affordable Housing
 

Planning for Housing in Los Angeles.  For further information:      More. . .                                         

Wed., April 29:  Venice Skills Center Job & Career Fair

Get a new job!  Following up on last year's highly successful job fair, Venice Skills Center is hosting more than two dozen local and City employers; Job Corps and community organizations, seeking new employment applicants.

 

What:   Venice Skills Center Job and Career Fair

Where:  611 Fifth Avenue

             Venice CA 90291

When:   Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Time:    10:00 am - 1:00 pm


 

Sat., May 2:  Save the Date!  Cushy Tushy Diaper Drive
Click to cush! Cushy Tushy Diaper Drive is happening again and is endorsed by the VNC, Councilmember Mike Bonin and Assemblywoman Autumn Burke. 
 
Last year, more than three thousand diapers were collected for local agencies to distribute to families in need. CCTD is hoping to double that this time!
 
You can help immediately by liking Cushy Tushy Diaper Drive on Facebook.


 

Collection Boxes are now at CD11 Westchester office, Inglewood City Hall (Autumn),  HUZZAH!, Electric Lodge, St Clements Church Office, First Lutheran Church of Venice  and LAPD Pacific Division for you to drop off diapers from now through April 30 .
 
Feel free to contact us if you have questions, want to donate or get involved either by messaging us on Facebook or emailing Nancy.
 
Call for Artists - Power of Art

Attention Artists! We would like you to be a part of the largest art project in the history of Los Angeles, Power of Art. We are physically turning LA into the largest art gallery in the world and we would be honored if you submitted your work for consideration.

For centuries, artists have been pushed to the side, disrespected and taken advantage of for their talent. This is especially true in Los Angeles. But enough is enough. It is time to bring opportunity to artists and bring them out of the shadows.

Power of Art is unveiling LA's soul in the streets. We have successfully fought to secure mural access to over 4,000 signal boxes in Los Angeles.

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First Fridays:  Free e-Waste Collection
 

Free of charge, every first Friday, the Electronic Recycling Solutions Truck collects your e-waste at the Venice Farmers' Market, 7am to 11am, 500 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291. 

 

This earth-friendly program comes to you from your Venice Neighborhood Council and its Environmental Committee. 


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Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

Los Angeles County has implemented an emergency mass notification system that will be used to contact County residents and businesses via recorded phone messages, text messages or e-mail messages in case of emergency.  The system, called Alert LA County, will be used by the County's Emergency Operations Center to notify residents and businesses of emergencies or critical situations. 

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ReCode LA Moving Forward
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Register to Receive City Planning Bi-Weekly Early Notification Reports
Do you want to avoid a surprise when construction starts next door to you?  Do you want a chance to make your voice known to the City and to the applicants for City Planning permits before the deadline for appeal? 

Sign up to receive a bi-weekly email from the Department of City Planning, which lists all of the applications filed in Venice since the prior email. 
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Your Venice Neighborhood Council Wants You!
The Neighborhood Council system is growing.  We are too.  Learn 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 .