November 12, 2015
I t's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Tuesday, Nov. 17:  Your Board of Officers Meets
Your Neighborhood Council Board of Officers will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7:00 pm.

President Mike Newhouse will preside. The Board will hear news about upcoming Neighborhood Council elections, the Great Venice Toy Drive (see article below) and an Oakwood community theater production, as well as motions regarding Meals on Wheels, a number of development proposals recommended by the Land Use and Planning Committee and the Treasurer's monthly report.  

Local government and LAPD representatives will also provide updates on status of work in their respective departments and monthly law enforcement reports and issues.  

Please bring diapers!  We are collecting diapers at Tuesday's Board meeting, in conjunction with Assemblywoman Autumn Burke's office et al; see the flyer below for further information.  

Date :   Tues., Nov. 17
Time :  7:00pm - 10:00pm
Place Westminster School Auditorium
           1010 Abbott Kinney, enter on Westminster
           Venice, CA 90291                                                                           More. . .
All Venetians and stakeholders are welcome.  Refreshments will be served.
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:

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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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

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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. . .                 
This Saturday!  2015 LADWP Customer Service Saturdays
Come to any Customer Service Saturday at our Crenshaw, Van Nuys, Watts, and West Los Angeles Customer Service Center (CSC) locations and you can expect assistance from staff who are able to take payments, process service order requests, answer billing questions, and resolve billing issues.
There will also be informational tables and displays with helpful information on LADWP programs and services available to customers, as well as sign-up materials. The Crenshaw location will hold informative and helpful workshops in its on-site auditorium. Two locations every  
month will even have free tree giveaways.
Participating Customer Service Center Locations
Crenshaw CSC
4030 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Van Nuys CSC
6550 Van Nuys Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Watts CSC
1686 E. 103rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90002
West Los Angeles CSC
1394 S. Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025

For more information and schedule  detail,   click here. . .         
Nov. 25:  23rd Annual Pacific Division CPAB Dinner

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.  

One Town Hall Meeting will be held in each of the City's four Disaster Management Bureaus. A flyer showing meeting dates and locations is attached.  Disaster Management Bureaus have the same boundaries as LAPD's and LAFD's Bureaus. A map showing council district boundaries and Disaster Management Bureau boundaries is also attached.  

WESTSIDE Meeting:  
Date :   Wed., Dec. 9
Time :  6:30pm - 8:30pm 
PlaceWestchester Recreation Center
              9100 Lincoln Blvd
              Los Angeles, CA 90045 
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Sat., Dec. 19: The Great Venice Toy Drive and Holiday Festival!
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 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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