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March 26, 2015
It's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
Community Improvement Applications Are Due April 1
Just a few days remain before the Community Improvement Project Application deadline!  
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 April 1 for consideration!

This is a unique opportunity - in past years, we ha 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 learn the details and download your application!

Questions? Contact Ivan Spiegel at for more information.                                  
Saturday!  Steam Science Cars at Abbot Kinney Library
Learn about gears and motors by building a motorized car using the library's supply of Lego┬« kits. 

Space is limited. Sign up at the Information Desk. Ages 8-15. 

*Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult to assist.

Agenda will be posted on Saturday, March 28.
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Tue., Mar. 31:  Land Use and Planning Committee Meets

The Land Use and Planning Committee (LUPC) reviews, takes public input, reports on and makes recommendations to the VNC Board on land use and planning issues affecting the Venice community.  

Agenda will be posted on Saturday, March 28.
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Fri., Apr 3:  Free e-Waste Collection

Free of charge, and taking place every first Friday, the Electronic Recycling Solutions Truck will be onsite at the Venice Farmers' Market, 7:00A.M. - 11:00 A.M., 500 N. Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291. 


The program has been initiated by the Venice Neighborhood Council, and its Environmental Committee. 

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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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Sat., May 2:  Save the Date!  Cushy Tushy Diaper Drive
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.
Also, CCTD is in need of boxes for collection sites. So if you have any large boxes, this is a great way to recycle them.
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...
Floodplain Survey:  Participants Needed 

Dear Community Member: 


The City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works want to know if you are prepared for a Flood?


Please, would you take a few minutes to complete the attached brief survey about your perception of flood risks and return it via email?  

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SoCal Edison Has Over Fifty Job Openings Today

Choose to apply for one of a variety of positions listed.



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 .