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Board meets 3rd Tuesday            

March 20, 2015
It's Your Venice -- Get Involved!
VNC Board Takes Action for Your Venice
VENICE - At Tuesday night's VNC Board of Officers meeting, your elected representatives considered issues ranging from sort-term rentals and Mello Act compliance to mandatory online voting for future Neighborhood Council elections.
Chaired by Vice President Marc Saltzberg, the Board thanked members of the Outreach Committee and recognized the efforts of Chairperson Sylvia Aroth and team leader Rob Dew for the success of the first annual Green Venice Expo, held on February 28th at Mark Twain Middle School.
According to Aroth and Dew, some one thousand Venetians attended, meeting with environmental activists and vendors working to foster a Green Venice.  A series of speakers, including activist/actor Ed Begley, Jr., addressed the passionate array of activists and supporters - which also included Venice local, Tree Man!
"We were very happy with the content as well as the attendance, and we plan to make this an annual event," noted Dew, to the applause of those in attendance.
A presentation by a subcommittee of the Land Use and Planning Committee (LUPC) discussed concerns about short-term rental housing and the effect it has on neighborhoods and affordable rentals here in Venice.
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Sat., Mar. 21:  Grunion Run on Venice Beach!  
The grunion will be running Saturday night on Venice Beach by the breakwater rocks off Windward Avenue!  

Fun for the whole family, this spring ritual occurs during the full and new moons. Grunion are the object of a unique recreational fishery. These fish are famous for their remarkable spawning behavior, which evokes an "I don't believe it!" response from people seeing or hearing about it for the first time.


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Tues., Mar. 24:  SLO Summit

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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Community Improvement Applications Due April 1
Less than two weeks 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.                                  
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. . .                                   

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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 .