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Board meets 3rd Tuesday            

April 9, 2015
It's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Friday thru Sunday:  MDR 50th Birthday & Boat Show
Enhanced Watershed Management Plans

Municipalities, non-governmental organizations and community stakeholders throughout the County of Los Angeles are working collaboratively to develop Enhanced Watershed Management Plans for each of LA's five watersheds - Ballona Creek, Dominguez Channel, Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica Bay and Upper Los Angeles River. 


The objectives of the Enhanced Watershed Management Plans (or EWMPs) are to comply with water quality mandates, improve the quality of our rivers, creeks and beaches, and address current and future regional water supply issues.

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Sat., Apr 11:  

Venice High School Beautification Day

YES, we are on a roll, we'll continue to Beautify our Campus, after two successful clean up days in 2014, maintenance is a positive thing ... would you join us for a few hours?


This is a great community event.


Calling for all Venice High School students and their families, teachers, administrators, coaches and members of the sports teams, theatre, robotics, music and band members, all clubs, student service groups, friends, neighbors, etc.


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LADWP Customer Service Saturdays

LOS ANGELES- The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will hold Customer Service Saturday this month at four of its Customer Service Centers on March 14, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Event locations are the Van Nuys, Watts, West Los Angeles and Crenshaw Customer Service Centers. 


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Mon., Apr 13:  Administrative Committee Meets

The Administrative Committee sets the agendas for Board and Town Hall meetings. It consists of eight (8) Officers, including the President (chair), Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and four (4) Community Officers. It meets the 2nd Monday of each month


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Tue., Apr 14:  Mayor's State of the City Address

This is an invitation for Mayor Garcetti's upcoming State of the City Address.

The event is on Tuesday, April 14th at 5PM at the Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge. 

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Tue., Apr 21:  Board of Officers Meets


Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at:
Westminster Elementary School Auditorium
1010 Abbot Kinney Avenue
Venice, California 90291

Parking is available in the school staff parking lot. Enter the parking lot off of Westminster Avenue about one block west of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.




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Wed., Apr 22:  Draft EIR Meeting at Mark Twain MS

The LAUSD Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) is holding a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Meeting regarding the proposed Mandarin & English Dual Language Immersion Elementary School Project at the Twain Middle School campus. The purpose of this meeting is to present the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to the community, and receive comments and questions regarding the results.


Date:  Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Place: Mark Twain Middle School, Auditorium, 2224 Walgrove Avenue 90066 


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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 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 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.

For more information, click here...
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.                                                                               More. . .                                   

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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 .