October 22, 2015
I t's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
2015 Fall Diaper Drive!
One in three American families is challenged to supply diapers for their babies.  VNC is hosting a drop-off site for diaper collection at our November Board meeting, in association with Assemblywoman Autumn Burke's office and community organizations sponsoring this valuable effort.  Please see the flyer below for further information:

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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Mon., Oct. 26:  Westside Public Education Community Meeting
Purpose:   A free community-wide evening with our governing leaders to hear about their plans and vision for strengthening our publicly-funded schools.  This will be a moderated panel with Q&A.
Date :   Wed., October 28
Time :  7:00 - 10:00pm
Place: Wright Middle School STEAM Magnet auditorium
           6550 W 80th St
           Los Angeles, CA 90045
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Tue., Oct. 27:  Discussion Forum Committee
The Discussion Forum Committee is a VNC ad hoc committee approved by the VNC Board on April 17, 2012 and renewed for one year terms December 18, 2012, November 19, 2013, June 17, 2014, and July 21, 2015.
Its mission is to provide a monthly forum for discussion of long-term matters affecting the Venice Community within the context of the below VNC Standing Rule 20 VNC Vision Goals.
Date :   Tue., October 27
Time :  7:00 - 10:00pm
Place: Canal Club
           2025 S Pacific Ave
           Venice, CA 90291
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Councilmember Bonin's Petition to FAA re:  SMO
If you are concerned about the harmful impact Santa Monica Airport has on your neighborhood, your time to act is now.

Councilmember Bonin has posted a petition to the Federal Aviation Administration:

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.

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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Friday:  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.

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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