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April 18, 2015
It's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Tue., Apr 21:  Your VNC Board of Officers Meets
The April Venice Neighborhood Council Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 7:00 pm at the Westminster Elementary School Auditorium, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd.  

The Board will review recommended reforms to the City's matching funds  program; support for the "Venice Forward"  collaboration   to   address  homelessness;  funding for active of Conditions of Use compliance  monitoring   SafetyFest; improved controls and transparency regarding land use Coastal Exemptions; making non-optional the review by Neighborhood Councils of land use project proposals; a proposed ordinance to protect Coastal affordable housing, diversity and community character; appointment of an individual to serve on the Westside regional grievance panel; gender equality for Venice Beach sunbathers; funds allocation for equipment updates and selection of two Board members as Budget Advocates for fiscal 2016.  


This event is free and open to the public. Public Comments are encouraged.


A detailed agenda will be posted on the Internet at and at the Abbot Kinney Library, 501 Venice Way, and Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd.


The VNC normally holds its regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month and may also call any additional meetings in accordance with its By-Laws and the Brown Act.


Snacks and coffee will be provided at the meeting.


What:   Venice Neighborhood Council Board Meeting

Where:  Westminster Elementary School Auditorium

             1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd

             Venice CA 90291 (enter from Westminster)       

When:   Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Time:    7:00 pm -10:00 pm


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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PlanCheck Presentation on Affordable Housing

Planning for Housing in Los Angeles.  For further information:  More. . .                                         

Wed., Apr 22:  Earth Day!


What are you greening today?



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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Wed., April 29:  Venice Skills Center Job & Career Fair

Get a new job!  Following up on last year's highly successful job fair, Venice Skills Center is hosting more than two dozen local and City employers; Job Corps and community organizations, seeking new employment applicants.


What:   Venice Skills Center Job and Career Fair

Where:  611 Fifth Avenue

             Venice CA 90291

When:   Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Time:    10:00 am - 1:00 pm


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 CD11 Westchester office, Inglewood City Hall (Autumn),  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. . .                                   

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 .