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Board meets 3rd Tuesday            

Aug 6, 2015
It's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Friday:  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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Saturday!  Ninth Annual Community Picnic - See Below

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Thu, Aug 6:  Great Streets Open House

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Sat, Aug 8:  Venice BBQ!  Ninth Annual Community Picnic

Come to Venice Neighborhood Council's 9th annual Community BBQ & Potluck Picnic!

Station #63 Chief Jeremiah Johnson (retired) and master grillers Todd von Hoffman and Michael Watkins will serve chicken, hot dogs, burgers and pulled pork from the Mother of All Barbecues.


Bring your best Potluck dish to share with neighbors and friends alike!


City, state and federal elected officials will be on hand throughout the day while the Potential Suitors, Ocean Funk Walk, the Gumbo Brothers and DJ Lobo Man play and spin music during games and entertainment for all ages.  

What: 9th Annual Venice Community Potluck Picnic & BBQ! 

When: 12-4pm, Saturday, August 8th
Where: Oakwood Park, 767 California Ave. located at 7th Ave.

Volunteers are welcome!  Contact for further information.


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Tue, Aug 11:  LADWP Rates Proposal Meetings

Utility to discuss rate changes to help fund   water and power infrastructure investments 

Date:    Tuesday, August 11
Time:    6pm
Place:   Westchester Senior Citizens Center
            8740 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
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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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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.

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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. 

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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 .