Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council November 2021: Issue 11
Message from the President
Jeffrey Hartsough

Welcome to the Ziff Flyer, the newsletter for the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC).

Thank you for being an interested and involved member of the Sherman Oaks community.


Thank You for
Your Comments

In last month’s Ziff Flyer, I asked readers to let us know what’s important to you, how you feel about the issues, and what you think needs to be done to make things better. Thank you to those who responded.


Jeffrey Hartsough
President of SONC
Community Interest 2
We heard concerns about noise (gasoline powered leaf blowers, Osprey aircraft, and motorcycles and cars racing through our streets), the tree canopy (not enough and what we have being removed), cleanliness and maintenance of streets and sidewalks, questions about specific development, the lack of affordable housing, and crime.

Other comments involved the redistricting of the LA City Council Districts. Redistricting is also going on for State, County, and LAUSD districts. Several comments were made about Metro and the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project, aka the subway and the proposed High Occupancy Toll Road on the 405. And the questions about SB9 and SB10 and their impact on our neighborhoods. 

Thanks again to those of you who gave us feedback. Some of these issues have an immediate effect on the quality of life in Sherman Oaks: street and sidewalk maintenance, garbage and trash collection, traffic control and safety, potholes, and crime prevention. These issues are generally handled by one of the 38 departments in the City of Los Angeles. These are mostly items with short-term solutions. Although the issues may seem simple, the answers are sometimes more complex than one can imagine. And getting action isn’t always so easy.

The Sepulveda Corridor Transit Project, availability of good public transit, solving the affordable housing problem – these kinds of issues take years to address.

A Few Things SONC Would Like to Accomplish

SONC would like you to enjoy and appreciate the Los Angeles City services that we too often take for granted until they don’t work. The City needs to be responsive to our requests. Garbage not picked up gets picked up the next day. Streetlights not working get fixed. Potholes get filled. Streets get swept. The MyLA311 application makes requesting these and other City services easy.  

SONC would like you to become a well-informed Angeleno who will make your voice heard on issues that affect Sherman Oaks and our Los Angeles—not just today and this week but well into the future. Will you let Metro know how you feel about rapid transit trains elevated over the streets of Sherman Oaks? How will Los Angeles accommodate growth over the next 50 years – housing, jobs, transit, school, and parks? And how can it be done with equity and kindness? A complex challenge with no simple solution.

SONC would like you to become an active member of the Sherman Oaks community. Yes, we want you to know about SONC and work with our committees to help improve the quality of life in Sherman Oaks. But we’d also like you to know and work with your neighbors to be able and prepared to help each other whether it’s something routine or in times of emergency. You know, “it takes a village…”.

And SONC would like to help you do all of the above, and more. Let us know how we can help you.

As we continue to be challenged by the pandemic and all the daily challenges and complexities of life in Los Angeles, please be respectful and kind to others. Kindness is important.

Thank you for being part of Sherman Oaks and being interested in what goes on here.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. We have much to be grateful for.

Please stay safe.

Jeffrey Hartsough

SONC Monthly Meetings:
November 2nd, 2021, 6:00pm

November 4th, 2021, 6:30pm

Please see calendar for update.

November 8th, 2021, 6:30pm

November 9th, 2021, 6:30pm

Please see calendar for update.
To view webinar details,
please visit the calendar.

November 15th, 2021, 7pm

November 16th, 2021, 7pm

November 17th, 2021, 6:30pm

November 18th, 2021, 6:30pm

November 23rd, 2021, 7pm





*=Visit Committee page to confirm date & time.
Not sure what area you live in and who your
Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council representative is? Email SONC.Newsletter@gmail.com with your address or cross-streets with the navigational direction --
we will help you out!


NC Awareness & Engagement Survey for
Angelenos Citywide

The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) has issued a new survey soliciting public response regarding our Neighborhood Council. The Awareness & Engagement Survey is being shared via email to about 1.2 million Angelenos Citywide. The questions measure awareness of - and participation in - the LA Neighborhood Council system, and also ask respondents to share their top local issues and concerns. This survey is being conducted in partnership with leading LA social research firm Evitarus. Invites started going out on October 6th with the subject line, “City of LA Neighborhood Council Awareness & Engagement Survey – Please Share Your Opinion.” If you didn’t receive this notice, or would like to participate in this survey, please submit a request by filling out this form: http://tiny.cc/AwarenessSurveyRequest

Once the survey is complete, the data will be made available to you and your NC, to help plan community outreach efforts.

Join the Public Safety Committee
Tuesday, November 9th, 6:30pm


The Public Safety Committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm.

In November, we are excited to have the LAPD Communications Division Community Relations Unit join our meeting on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021.

The LAPD Communications Division are the first, 1st Responders. These are the people on the other end of the phone when you call 911 or LAPD non-emergency dispatch (1-877-ASK-LAPD); they are responsible for dispatching Officers to your call.
 Some information they’ll discus:
 • What happens when you call 911?
• Why do they ask for your information?
• Are the calls confidential?
• Calling 911 – what constitutes an emergency?
• Calling the non-emergency phone line – what are examples of non-emergencies?
• How does texting to 911 work?
• Why is it important to report crime and suspicious activity?

Instagram: @911lapd
Twitter: @911lapd
Facebook: 911LAPD
 
This SONC Public Safety Committee meeting is Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 6:30pm

Phone: 1-669-900-6833, Webinar ID: 842 7040 8817, Press #
Zoom Webinar ID: 842 7040 8817

Questions? Want to get involved? Please email Christy Adair direct.
Virtual SONC Meetings – Join Us

On March 12, 2020, the City, in response to the pandemic, suspended all meetings, activities, and events of SONC. We missed the annual Spring Tree Giveaway. We missed you at our meetings. In May 2020, SONC began to hold “virtual” meetings. These “virtual” meetings are held by way of teleconferences and video conferences. 

Information about the meetings and how to “join in” is available on the SONC website: www.shermanoaksnc.org. Please give us your feedback and comments. 

The next SONC Board meeting
is on November 8th, 2021.
We hope you join us.

Webinar ID: 85140543942
Telephone: 1-669-900-6833, enter 85140543942 #
November 8th, 2021 -- SONC Board Meeting

The agenda will be available on November 6th, 2021 on the SONC website, www.shermanoaksnc.org

To join SONC's virtual board meeting on
November 8th, 2021 at 6:30pm.

By Telephone:
1-669-900-6833, enter 85140543942 #

By the Internet:
(1) Follow link:
(2) Press “Enter”

Or from a Zoom “Enter the Meeting” Screen:
(1) Enter the Webinar ID: 85140543942
(2) Press “Enter”
(3) Enter your Email Address and Your Name, and
(4) Press “Enter”

Should you have technical questions or issues, please email Stacey.Segarra.Bohlinger.SONC@gmail.com.
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Early Notification System via Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to receive all agendas for both board meetings and committee meetings.
SONC Committee Monthly Updates
VISION & PLUM Committee
Jeff Kalban, Chair
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council passed a motion to encourage the City of Los Angeles to codify these allowable limitations to help lessen the negative impact these bills may have in single family neighborhoods. 

1.     SB 9 does not mandate affordable units in single family neighborhoods but leaves it up to local jurisdictions. The City of Los Angeles should mandate at least one of the four units allowed be made an affordable unit. 

2.     SB 9 allows lot splitting but: “a local agency shall not be required to permit more than two units on a parcel created through the exercise of the authority contained within this section.” Therefore, the City of Los Angeles should exercise that right to limit only two housing units per newly formed parcel.  

3.     SB 9 allows a local agency to impose objective zoning standards that do not preclude the ability to build two 800 square foot units. Therefore, the City of Los Angeles should enforce existing Los Angeles City zoning conditions including height, floor area ratio (FAR), setbacks, etc. unless the site cannot accommodate two 800 square foot units. 

4.     SB 10 allows 10 units on a parcel in a single-family neighborhood. We suggest the City of Los Angeles City Council take a formal position that SB 10 is not an acceptable zoning option for Los Angeles and that the City of Los Angeles will not “opt-in” to that provision of SB 10. The motion has been passed on to Councilmember Raman and her planning staff and to the Los Angeles Planning Department.
 
Our next Vision Committee meeting is 6:30 November 4. We will continue studying the impacts of State and City laws and ordinances that have minimized parking criteria and the impact on Sherman Oaks.
 
The November 18 Planning and Land Use (PLUM) meeting will be reviewing the CUB’s for the Woodman. We will have representatives from the LAPD, Council Office and City Attorney’s office. And we will have a presentation of a proposed landscape median on Van Nuys Blvd. near Gelson’s.
 
Our committees have studied our community for the past nine years and published our Vision 2020 that prescribes means to achieve increased density, housing equality and commercial growth while enhancing the quality of life in a greener Sherman Oaks. A link to our Vision 2020: https://www.shermanoaksnc.org/docs/34483599-7325.pdf

Please join us and attend our virtual meetings. Vision meets at 6:30 on the first Thursday of the month and PLUM at 6:30 on the third Thursday. We will be discussing the Community Plan Updates, Metro, the State housing bills and real solutions to the affordable housing crisis.

To access the next Virtual Meeting on the Zoom Platform,
please see PLUM/Vision Committee page for updates and agendas.

EDUCATION Committee
Joe Cappelletti, Chair
The SONC Education Committee is dedicated to establishing and supporting programs and volunteer resources related to education. We are committed to supporting our educators, our families and our community leaders. Monthly meetings provide an open,
welcoming forum for stakeholders to get involved in helping us to make a positive impact and to build stronger connections between us.

We would like to welcome the newest member of our Committee - Caden Kang! 

Caden has been a pleasure to have at our monthly meetings and is an enthusiastic contributor to our discussions. We look forward to seeing what he is able to accomplish through our outreach efforts.

In his own words:

I'm Caden, a junior at North Hollywood High School. As a student, I recognize how important it is to elevate the quality of education in our community. Currently, I am working with a computer science education nonprofit as a volunteer tutor, as well as coaching a local elementary school's science competition team. Furthermore, I'm in the process of connecting UCLA computer science students with students at my school to learn app development. I am eager to address the issues affecting both students and educators in hopes of initiating big change. I chose to become involved with the Education Committee because of its dedication to starting the conversation about these problems: the speaker series is proof of that. Under the mentorship of my fellow council members, I hope to be able to lead my own projects regarding education improvement.

We also have some great high school academic tutors available! If your student is in need of some extra help with their studies please let us know. We are able to pair great peer mentors with younger students here in Sherman Oaks. Parents, Teachers, Administrators - please reach out. We are here to help!

The Education Committee is excited to announce that we will be welcoming a new series of speakers in the coming months. Our first group of distinguished guests addressed issues of systemic racism and social inequality through the lens of education, housing, employment and the American prison system. 

This year we look to expand the discussion to a wider range of social concerns facing our neighborhoods right here in Sherman Oaks. While the program is still in development it is our intention to create a platform from which to engage in respectful, empathetic and critically constructive dialogue. We believe we can build bridges of deeper understanding and solution-oriented improvements for all of the members of our community, while taking a look at some of the marginalized groups of neighbors among us. 

Our intention has always been to work towards building a stronger and more compassionate community through connection and cooperation. We endeavor to create and fortify true bonds of community in an open and inclusive forum that welcomes divergent perspectives. We hope to inspire positive and spirited activism. 

We will continue with our tutoring program with students from Notre Dame High School working with students from High Tech LA Middle School. It was a rousing success as there was significant improvement in the performance of the students tutored by our volunteers. Many thanks to Chris Wiggins and Fran Kerzner for leading this program.

We are looking to partner with any local schools where High School students can be both tutors and mentors.

We are looking forward to meeting with the PTA’s of our local schools in the fall to see how we can support the efforts of students and teachers.

We are also looking for opportunities to beautify our schools with murals. Let us know if your school could use some beautification! Do we have the muralists for you…!:)  

Through the leadership of the SONC Education Committee and collaboration of Fran Kerzner- Education Committee Member and Chamber of Commerce President, some absolutely magnificent murals were added to Kester Elementary School (see below) . Thanks to the artists and their supporters – Skye Amber Sweet and Katie Shipley

The murals are fantastic- great job everyone!!

The SONC Education Committee spearheaded the donation of hundreds of pairs of shoes which were given to Soles for Souls through the partnership with DSW. Many thanks to Van Nuys Middle School, The Science Academy STEM Magnet and Kester Elementary School who also donated to this worthy cause. DSW continues to accept donations at the site. Our schools look forward to working together again next school year in philanthropic endeavors.

We would love to hear from you! Please let us know if you’d like to get involved in the work we are doing and if you have any other ideas in how we can improve Sherman Oaks through Education (and community spirit!)

Committee: Joe Cappelletti, Lisa Cappelletti, Fran Kerzner, Alexandria Naseef, Sarah Mirman, Marcus Zimmerman, Chris Wiggins, Owen Cappelletti

To access the next Virtual Meeting on the Zoom Platform,
please see Education Committee page for updates and agendas.


GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS Committee
Lindsay Imber, Chair
The Government Affairs Committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of most months and discusses matters of city-wide concern relative to the Sherman Oaks community. Refer to the Government Affairs Committee page for a full overview of and documents pertaining to this committee.
In September, the Government Affairs Committee welcomed two new members—Stacey Segarra-Bohlinger and Susan Collins—joining existing members Howard Katchen, Tom Materna, and Lindsay Imber.

The Committee also approved several motions that were ultimately adopted by the full SONC Board. The first approved motion opposed City Council File 21-0407 regarding Neighborhood Council election standardization efforts; the Committee held that removing the local NC's ability to set its own election procedures and rules would deprive the NC of an opportunity to self-determine its own operation, as well as deviate from the City's existing NC Plan.

The Committee also approved a motion to urge the Van Nuys Airport, Los Angeles World Airports, and The Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council to complete a timely update of the VNY Master Plan to address the significant growth and change in airport operations over the past 15 years, which is the last time the plan was updated. Through this motion, the subject matter of which first appeared on this committee's May 2021 agenda, and the SONC Board's subsequent adoption, it is clear that the time of continually deferring and delaying this important task is over and it is time for the relevant parties (VNY, LAWA, VNYCAC, amongst others) to get to work for the sake of the surrounding community.

Finally, the Committee approved the LA City Council Redistricting Commission's draft map "K" in this decade's census redistricting process. The map supported by SONC would place Sherman Oaks in an all-Valley district, as opposed to the present Council District 4 map which spans to communities as far away as Silver Lake where Sherman Oaks' interests may not be adequately represented.

Visit the Government Affairs homepage on the SONC website to see upcoming agendas or to submit written comments, such as agenda item requests.

To access the next Virtual Meeting on the Zoom platform: please see our Government Affairs Committee Page for agendas and webinar info.

OUTREACH Committee
Sarah Manuel, Chair
Please join the Outreach Committee for our next meeting on Tuesday, November 17th, 2021 at 7pm. Join in the conversation and take advantage of the opportunity to raise your hand and make your voice heard.
Outreach is proud to announce we distributed Care-Kit to our neighbors experiencing homelessness coordinated by Outreach Committee Members Kira Durbin and Pamela Harris. We met at Council District 4 Office in Sherman Oaks on Monday, October 11th and distributed the kits from 1-4pm in collaboration with CD4's Volunteer Corps. Special thanks CD4 staff for collaborating with us and to Outreach Committee members, Kira & Pamela for all their dedication!.

Outreach also had our first event of 2021 - SONC's Movie in the Park on Saturday, October 23rd at the VNSO War Memorial Park. It was a great time seeing smiling eyes and hearing our community engage with one another with laughter. Special thanks to the SONC Volunteers and VNSO Parks & Recreation for making this event happen! Please stay tuned for more!

Outreach is also looking for only 1 more committee member. Could it be you? Do you consider yourself someone who cares about Sherman Oaks, is creative and willing to go the extra mile? Then please, come to our regular meeting, submit your public comment, introduce yourself and let's work together! We are looking for extra hands to take on the roles of Outreach, including communications and developing community programming. If you don't help us, who will? Recommend the Council to a friend or neighbor.

Also, there are many opportunities/platforms to get involved with YOUR community, please see our partner organization ads including The Valley of Change, L.A. Works, North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry and LAPD Volunteer Program.

Want real-time information and updates? Take advantage of being informed and participate in your community. We will continue to post information about volunteering, resources and more, so please "Like" us on FB and follow us on IG.

To access the next Virtual Meeting on the Zoom platform: please see Outreach Committee Page for agendas and webinar info.

PUBLIC SAFETY Committee
Christy Adair, Chair
The Public Safety Committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

If you have any questions, please email at: 
In November, we are excited to have the LAPD Communications Division Community Relations Unit join our meeting on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021.

The LAPD Communications Division are the first, 1st Responders. These are the people on the other end of the phone when you call 911 or LAPD non-emergency dispatch (1-877-ASK-LAPD); they are responsible for dispatching Officers to your call.
 
Some information they’ll discuss:
•What happens when you call 911?
•Why do they ask for your information?
•Are the calls confidential?
•Calling 911 – what constitutes an emergency?
•Calling the non-emergency phone line – what are examples of non-emergencies?
• How does texting to 911 work?
•Why is it important to report crime and suspicious activity?
Instagram: @911lapd
Twitter: @911lapd
Facebook: 911LAPD
 
This SONC Public Safety Committee meeting is Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 6:30pm
Phone: 1-669-900-6833, Webinar ID: 842 7040 8817, Press #
Zoom Webinar ID: 842 7040 8817


To access this Virtual Meeting on the Zoom Platform: please see Public Safety Committee page for agendas and webinar info.

GREEN & SUSTAINBILITY Committee &
TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION Committee
Avo Babian, Chair
Our Green and Sustainability committee is working on making short videos to help raise awareness regarding native landscaping, which requires less water and can still look beautiful. It is important to show simple solutions and how to achieve them, such as what type of plants and where to buy them.
We also are working hard to preserve our tree covers which make our neighborhood more enjoyable. We will have a presentation from a representative from CFAC, the Community Forest Advisory Committee, regarding the Tree Inventory for Sherman Oaks, and other programs to help our urban forest.

Southern California remains in a drought condition. Water resources are at their lowest level in 20 years. The SONC Green & Sustainability committee is developing a program with interested Sherman Oaks residents/homeowners to inform the community on how they can create a truly eco-friendly garden, that makes use of native plants, promotes the spread of seeds via wildlife, leverages natural solutions instead of toxic pesticides, and most importantly, that are drought tolerant.

The program will consist of a series of recorded videos or 'virtual garden tours', streamed via Youtube.com. If you are a resident of Sherman Oaks with a sustainable garden, and would like to share it and the methods you used to create it, with your Sherman Oaks neighbors, we would like to hear from you. Contact Harold Shapiro.

Please enjoy the first video tour in the series here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASSU2Xb-n3s&t=412s


We will also be discussing and taking a stand on the Mulholland Scenic Parkway Specific Plan Implementation Guidance Memorandum. It is important to have community input into the future of the Mulholland Scenic Parkway

Our Committee meetings are on the first Wednesday of every month. The most recent meeting was was held Nov 3rd at 8pm. Please join us for our next Virtual meeting in December to help with local and city wide issues.

To access this Virtual Meeting on the Zoom Platform: please see Green and Sustainability Committee page for agendas and webinar info.

Traffic and Transportation Committee

Our Traffic and Transportation committee is currently working hard to improve traffic issues in Sherman Oaks. We are working to balance the needs of our residential lifestyle with the needs of a large Metropolitan City that requires large amounts of transportation for work, business and overall lifestyle needs. 

Bike riding infrastructure is lacking in our neighborhood and we are pushing the city to help with results. We will have a Presentation by LADOT on new Protected Bike Lanes that are planned. Our neighbors deserve more options, and we will have community input on future Bike Lanes that would benefit Sherman Oaks.

We will also be working on ways to improve our parking situation, and promoting our local DASH.

Our committee meets on the 2nd Wed of every month.
So, please Join us on Nov 10th at 8pm for our next Virtual meeting.

To access this Virtual Meeting on the Zoom Platform: please see Traffic & Transportation Committee page for agendas and webinar info.
BUDGET ADVOCATES
Howard Katchen
The Budget Advocates held annual Budget Day on Saturday, August 21, 2021. This virtual event was well attended and packed full of information about the city’s budget presented by those city elected and other officials
directly involved in the budget process and formulation. Following the plenary session, there were regional breakout sessions to discuss budget and city service issues in communities throughout the city. The pandemic had a devastating effect on the budget through loss of revenue and unanticipated expenses incurred. The Federal Government’s American Rescue Plan reimbursed the city $1.3 Billion, paid in two installments, which shored up the budget for now. 
 
To learn more about the Budget Advocates and the work we do, visit: https://www.budgetadvocates.org/
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What's happening in the neighborhood?
Please check out this next section as it has information from CD4, LAUSD, Sherman Oaks Library and all our partner organizations that are seeking volunteers. Stay informed and share!
Council District 4 Updates:
Provided by Alexandria Naseef
Field Deputy, CD4
Hi Neighbors, 

Please find attached our District wide news, updates, and events.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered at our first Neighborhood Support Day in Sherman Oaks! The goal of these events is to provide services and resources — from housing assistance, to DMV vouchers, to showers and laundry — to people experiencing homelessness in our district. We were able to serve over 30 residents, and look forward to hosting it again in the future.

The American Red Cross will be accepting blood donations at the Westfield Fashion Square Mall on 11/9 from 10AM to 4PM. Please sign up to contribute to this much needed cause! Use this link to sign up, and use sponsor code WestfieldFS in order to sign up for times for the drives.

Submit Public Comment on the Redistricting Commission’s Proposed Map!

Last week, the Redistricting Commission adopted its final map - Map K2.5 - in a 15 to 6 vote. The map now heads to the City Council where they will have the opportunity to make changes before voting on the final version in December.

AN UPDATE ON AIRPORT ISSUES  

In October of 2020, per the San Fernando Valley Noise Task Force's recommendations, LAWA submitted an IFP Gateway Request to formally ask the Federal Aviation Administration to explore the process of revising the RNAV procedures. Over the last few months, LAWA began presenting the possible changes to the waypoints to the communities in the valley. And earlier this month, LAWA -- based on the Noise Taskforce recommendations and following the recommendation from the Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) -- announced at the CAC and Board of Airport Commissioners meeting that they will be moving forward with the request to change the waypoints at VNY. 

It is important that community members are aware of how the process will be rolled out, how they can offer feedback, and what the results of their feedback will be. We will be sharing this information once we receive it from the relevant agencies, and encourage you to continue to reach out to our office if you have any questions. 

Sepulveda Corridor Transit Project 

Metro is currently in the environmental review process for the Valley-Westside segment of the Sepulveda Transit Corridor. The environmental phase will start with a scoping period beginning 11/30/21 to 2/11/22. If you were unable to join the last webinar, recordings will soon be made available on their project website here. For more information, you can also email sepulvedatransit@metro.net, or call 213-466-3876.


Closures on US 101 to Replace Concrete Median Barrier
LOS ANGELES — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces continued demolition work to replace the concrete median barrier on US 101 (Hollywood Freeway/Ventura Freeway) between Topanga Canyon Boulevard (SR-27) and Winnetka Avenue in Woodland Hills.
 
Night work are as follows:·  
  • Sunday, October 31 through Friday, November 5 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  •  Sunday, November 7 through Friday, November 12 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m
Residents and businesses located near the freeway are advised to anticipate noise, vibrations, and dust associated with construction activities.
 
Some lanes may be closed in either direction or both directions simultaneously to facilitate a safe work zone for workers and motorists. At least one or two lanes in each direction will remain open for traffic while work is underway.
 
If you would like me to add anything to my newsletter, please respond to this email with those details. I hope you all have a happy spooky weekend!

All my best, 

Alexandria Naseef 
Field Deputy
Office Line: 818-728-9924

LAUSD Updates from Tammy Ramirez
Deputy Director of School and Community Engagement
Sherman Oaks Branch Library Updates:

Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library are presenting a Thanksgiving themed online crafting event on Monday, November 15 at 6:15 PM.


Get ready for Thanksgiving by dressing up your table with these cute projects. The turkey napkin holder is easy enough that your children can assist. The leaf project is a great way to decorate the table and it can be used as a place card.

Elysse Barrere, our Young Adult Librarian at Sherman Oaks will be demonstrating step-by-step instructions via Zoom on Monday, November 15 at 6:15 p.m.

Please register on Eventbrite:




Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteer with NHIFP

Take advantage of helping out your community.

North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry is looking
for volunteers.

To sign up, please visit: https://nhifp.org/volunteering/
LA Food Bank Pantry

If you are interested in volunteering with the
LA Regional Food Bank, please visit this link here.
 
 
Questions, concerns, please email: 
amartinez@lafoodbank.org
L.A. Works

Join L.A. Works and learn about all the volunteer opportunities available here in our great City of Los Angeles!

Facebook - @laworks 
Twitter - @LAWorksNow 
Instagram - @laworksnow 
 
Please visit LAWorks.com
Volunteer with
The Valley of Change

The Valley of Change presents a volunteer opportunity on the Second Saturday of the month from 8:30 - 11:30 AM.

For more information please visit,

Stay connected:
IG: @TheValleyofChange
Twitter: @ValleyChange

Interested in joining the LAPD Volunteer program?

Please contact Alan Scher for more information.

For more information about Van Nuys Neighborhood Watch News please visit this link.
Get Involved!
What interests you?

If you live, work, own property, own a business or belong to a non-profit organization, school or religious institution in Sherman Oaks, you are a stakeholder in Sherman Oaks. We hold monthly Board of Directors and various committee meetings which you are invited to attend to learn about and participate in your community. Join SONC's Mailing List today.