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Board meets 3rd Tuesday            

Aug 27, 2015
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September Starts on Tuesday This Year!

Because the Labor Day holiday falls on Monday, September 7, the Administrative Committee meeting date will be Tuesday, September 8 (see below notice).  

Therefore, VNC agenda requests must be submitted by Tuesday, September 1, to be considered for September's Board meeting.  

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Sat., Aug. 29:  Back to School Health and Wellness Fair
FREE mobile health fair in Venice!

We'll have dentists, an optometrist, and nurses to check your teeth, eyes, ears, glucose, hearing, blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI, etc...

Simultaneously, we will be giving out backpacks with school supplies to students returning to school and will have a host of fun games for the kids.

Please spread the word, attend the event, and help get as many people access to these free services as possible.

Open to everyone 5 years and older!
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Tue., Sep. 1:  Budget & Finance Committee
The Budget and Finance Committee oversees and administers all VNC financial matters, including the system of financial accountability as required by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the City of Los Angeles.

Date:  Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2015
Time:  8:00 am
Place: 1322 Appleton Way
          Venice, CA 90291
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Tue., Sep. 1:  Ocean Front Walk Committee

Ocean Front Walk Committee: Chaired by Venice Neighborhood Council Community Officer, Melissa Diner. The Committee has the general responsibility for addressing the issues, concerns, programs and services that affect the various stakeholders and interests on the Venice Boardwalk and Venice Beach.

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Tue., Sep. 8:  Administrative Committee
The Administrative Committee conducts its business by reviewing and prioritizing agenda requests for Board action (motion or letter) or announcements submitted by Venice Stakeholders, governmental entities and other interested individuals and organizations. 

Date:  Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2015
Time:  7:00pm
Place: Canal Club, 2025 Pacific Avenue
          Venice, CA 90291
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Wed., Sep. 16:  Community Police Advisory Board
Badge of Heart will make a short presentation and we will learn about a new domestic violence/male violence prevention program happening at Venice HS with Miguel Perez.

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Sat., Sep. 19:  Arts Committee Fair

Councilmember Bonin's Petition to FAA re:  SMO
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has extended the public comment period for its Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Southern California Metroplex project to September 8, 2015, to allow for a full 90 days of comment.

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:

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"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.

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First Fridays:  Electronic Recyling 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, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 500 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291.

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Call for Artists - Power of Art

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...
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. 

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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.  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 .