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February 19, 2015
It's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
VNC Board of Officers Takes Action

Venice -  In a series of resolutions and endorsements, the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) approved the addition of thirty (30) automated car lifts at the Windward Circle while endorsing the appointment of a full-time superintendent to manage and operate Venice Beach, as well as calling for the County of Los Angeles to illuminate and widen the popular bike path along the ocean. 


At the surface parking lot located at 29-47 Windward, the VNC approved the addition of 30 automated/hydraulic car lifts which will increase parking capacity from 38 to 68 spaces. There was widespread support to bring additional parking to the beach. 


"The most important issue facing Venice is parking and, tonight, we helped alleviate the lack of parking right at the Windward Circle," offered President Mike Newhouse. "This kind of nuts and bolts problem-solving is at the heart of why we have grass roots representation here in Los Angeles with neighborhood councils." 


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Feb. 25 - Mural Proposal Meeting


Mural Description: Brick street pattern painted onto the asphalt. Westminster Ave. between Speedway and Ocean Front Walk was once brick as can be seen on various side streets where it is still in place off OFW.

Mural Address: Westminster Ave. between Speedway and Ocean Front Walk asphalt


Artists: Community Designed. 

February 25, 2015

Time: 4-5pm

Place: Westminster Ave. between Speedway and Ocean Front Walk in front of 3 Westminster Ave. Venice, CA 90291 at proposed mural location site 


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Feb. 26 - Mandarin and English Immersion Project

 Two community meetings are scheduled to address the Mandarin & English Dual-Language Immersion Elementary School Project at Mark Twain Middle School:


Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.*

Mark Twain Middle School - Auditorium

2224 Walgrove Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066


Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Mark Twain Middle School - Auditorium

2224 Walgrove Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066


* Please note that both meetings will cover the same material.


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Feb. 28 - Green Venice Expo

Tesla Motors joins Expo lineup that includes Actor and Sustainable Green Activist Ed Begley, Jr, Andy Lipkis, Paul Scott & more.

Where:  Mark Twain Middle School
             2224 Walgrove Avenue
When:   Saturday, February 28th
Time:    12 noon to 6pm

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Community Improvement Applications Now Available!
Do you have an idea for a Community Improvement Project? A project that will improve the quality of life in Venice? Would you like up to $5000 to implement your idea?

Click HERE to find out about the new round of Community Improvement Projects!

Fill out the form you'll find linked to the page and submit it before 4/1/15 for consideration!

This is a unique opportunity - in past years we've limited our maximum project funding to less than half that available this year. So take advantage and apply NOW. Click on the 2015-2016 Community Improvement Project Page today to find out the details and download your application!

Questions? Contact Ivan Spiegel at for more information.                                
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...
L.A. for Kids - Proposition K Program RFP
The L.A. for Kids - Proposition K Program is proud to announce the release of the 9
th Competitive Funding Cycle Request for Proposal (RFP). This RFP is for fiscal years 2016 -17, 2017-18, and 2018-19.  

RFPs may be picked up beginning January 29, 2015, at the Bureau of Engineering, Recreational and Cultural Facilities Division.
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SoCal Gas Offers Bill Payment by Text Message
Pay by Text allows you to make a payment to your account in full by sending a text message; partial payment arrangements are not available by text at this time. Payments made Monday - Friday before 4 p.m. Pacific Time will update your balance on the following business day. Payments made after 4 p.m. on Fridays, weekends or holidays will process on the following business day (Monday - Friday, except for banking holidays). 

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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. . .                                   

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.