Immigration Summit


I am the President of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, and we are having a City-Wide “Immigration Summit & Workshop” on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 from 6:30pm-9:30pm.  We would like to officially and formally invite you and your Neighborhood Council to participate as co-host and co-sponsor of our Summit.

Please let me know if we can meet for a cup of coffee, or chat over the phone about the Summit.  Cheers, and I look forward to hearing from you and working with you in the future.

-George Christopher Thomas, Council President
Van Nuys Neighborhood Council
818-605-8940 (cell)
818-707-2507 (office)


Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Sets The Date For Immigration Summit And Workshop

The Valley’s Largest Neighborhood Council Is Hosting Its Third Summit Of The Year On October 29th Addressing Community Issues

VAN NUYS, CA — The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council has officially set the date for their third summit of the year, focusing on immigration issues and helping the majority immigrant community make adjustments to their immigration status.  The Immigration Summit will be held on Wednesday, October 29th from 6:30pm – 9:30pm at 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys, CA.

“The population trends in Van Nuys show that our neighborhoods have increasingly become a community of Hispanics and Latinos.  They make up the majority of the population, and many of them are foreign born and are English language deficient.  We plan on increasing English language proficiency through partnerships with local non-profits and similar organizations that teach English.  We are also going to start distributing bilingual materials and assistance for both government and social services,” said Council President George Christopher Thomas.

“We are going to get more Hispanic and Latino constituents involved in the neighborhood council.  The majority of the population in Van Nuys speaks Spanish as a first language, and our council will continue to represent all of the people in Van Nuys and throughout the San Fernando Valley,” said Council President Thomas.

The VNNC’s Summit and Workshop on Immigration is set for Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm.  The location will be the Marvin Braude Constituent Services Center at 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard.  The VNNC is currently seeking co-sponsors and speakers for the summit.  If you would like to participate, please email Council President George Christopher Thomas at  For more information about the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, please visit

Heat Alert EXTENDED until Wednesday for LA Basin and the Valleys


The Heat Alert issued on September 12, 2014 has been EXTENDED until at least Wednesday, September 17, 2014 for the following areas:

  • The Los Angeles Basin
  • San Fernando Valley
  • San Gabriel Valley
  • East San Gabriel Valley, including Pomona
  • Santa Clarita Valley.

Also attached is a current list of Cooling Centers.  To view a map of cooling centers, go to:

The original Heat Alert is below. A Spanish-language version is available on our website at

For Immediate Release:                                                                              

September 12, 2014


High temperatures forecast for the Los Angeles Basin and East San Gabriel, San Fernando, and Santa Clarita Valleys

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Health Officer has declared a Heat Alert as high temperatures have been forecast for the following areas:

  • East San Gabriel Valley
    • Friday, September 12 through Monday, September 15
  • Los Angeles Basin and San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys
    • Sunday, September 14 through Monday, September 15

The Department of Public Health would like to remind everyone that precautions should be taken, especially by individuals who participate in outdoor activities, older adults, caretakers of infants and children, and those sensitive to the heat. This alert may be extended if weather conditions do not improve.

“When temperatures are high, even a few hours of exertion may cause severe dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Others who are frail or have chronic health conditions may develop serious health problems leading to death if they are exposed to high temperatures over several days,” said Jeffery Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH, Interim Health Officer, Los Angeles County. “Thus, it is critically important to never leave children, elderly people, or pets unattended in homes with no air conditioning and particularly in vehicles, even if the windows are ‘cracked’ or open, as temperatures inside can quickly rise to life-threatening levels. If you have an elderly or infirm neighbor without air conditioning, make sure that they get to a cooling center or other air conditioned space between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.”

For a list of Cooling Centers and information on heat-related illnesses and prevention, please visit the Public Health website at, or call the LA County Information line at 2-1-1 from any landline or cell phone within the county. The posted Cooling Center list is effective through Monday, September 15. Call your local Cooling Center for hours. To view a map of the nearest cooling centers, go to:

“While it is very important that everyone take special care of themselves, it is equally important that we reach out to those who are especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of extreme heat, including children, the elderly, and their pets, said Dr. Gunzenhauser. “Extreme heat such as this is not just an inconvenience, it can be dangerous and even deadly, but we can protect ourselves, our families and our neighbors if we take steps to remain cool and hydrated.”

Schools, day camps, and non-school related sports organizations or athletes should take extra precautions during extreme heat. Practices and other outdoor activities should be scheduled for very early or very late in the day in order to limit the amount of time spent in the sun and heat.

Additional tips for those who must work or exercise outdoors:

  • Ensure that cool drinking water is available.
  • Drink water or electrolyte-replacing sports drinks often; do not wait until you are thirsty.
  • Avoid drinking sweetened drinks, caffeine, and alcohol.
  • Avoid drinking extremely cold water as this is more likely to cause cramps.
  • Allow athletes or outdoor workers to take frequent rests.
  • Pay attention to signs of dehydration which include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps, and increased thirst. Individuals with these symptoms should be moved to a cooler, shaded place, and given water or sport drinks. More severe signs of heat-related illness may include diminished judgment, disorientation, pale and clammy skin, a rapid and weak pulse, and/or fast and shallow breathing.
  • Coaches, teachers, and employers should seek immediate medical attention for those exhibiting signs of heat-related illness.
  • Avoid unnecessary exertion, such as vigorous exercise during peak sun hours, if you are outside or in a non-air conditioned building.

Older adults and individuals with chronic medical conditions:

  • During peak heat hours stay in an air-conditioned area. If you do not have access to air conditioning in your home, visit public facilities such as cooling centers, shopping malls, parks, and libraries to stay cool.
  • Do not rely only on open windows or a fan as a primary way to stay cool. Use the air conditioner. If you’re on reduced income, find out more about the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, by calling (866) 675-6623 or contacting your utility provider.
  • Older adults and those on certain medications may not exhibit signs of dehydration until several hours after dehydration sets in. Stay hydrated by frequently drinking cool water. If you’re on a special diet that limits liquids, check with your doctor for information on the amount of water to consume.
  • Stay out of the sun if you do not need to be in it. When in the sun, wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim, and loose-fitting, light-colored clothing with long sleeves and pants to protect against sun damage. And remember to use sun screen and to wear sunglasses.

Infants and Children:

  • It is illegal to leave an infant or child unattended in a vehicle (California Vehicle Code Section 15620).
  • Infants and young children can get dehydrated very quickly. Make sure they are given plenty of cool water to drink.
  • Keep children indoors or shaded as much as possible.
  • Dress children in loose, lightweight, and light colored clothing.


  • Never leave a pet unattended in a vehicle, even with the windows ‘cracked’ or open.
  • Outdoor animals should be given plenty of shade and clean drinking water.
  • Do not leave pets outside in the sun.
  • Pets should not be left in a garage as garages can get very hot due to lack of ventilation and insulation.

Heat-Related Illnesses

Heat Cramps:

  • Symptoms include muscular pains and spasms, usually in the stomach, arms or leg muscles.
  • Heat cramps usually result from heavy exertion, such as exercise, during extreme heat.
  • Although heat cramps are the least severe of all heat-related problems, they are usually the first signal that the body is having trouble coping with hot temperatures. Heat cramps should be treated immediately with rest, fluids and getting out of the heat.
  • Seek medical attention if pain is severe or nausea occurs.

Heat Exhaustion:

  • Symptoms include heavy sweating, pale and clammy moist skin, extreme weakness or fatigue, muscle cramps, headache, dizziness or confusion, nausea or vomiting, fast and shallow breathing, or fainting.
  • First Aid: Heat exhaustion should be treated immediately with rest in a cool area, sipping water or a sports drink, applying cool and wet cloths and elevating the feet 12 inches.
  • If left untreated, victims may go into heat stroke.
  • Seek medical attention if the person does not respond to the above, basic treatment.

Heat Stroke:

  • Symptoms include flushed, hot, moist skin or a lack of sweat, high body temperature (above 103ºF), confusion or dizziness, possible unconsciousness, throbbing headache, rapid, or strong pulse.
  • Heat stroke is the most severe heat-related illness and occurs when a person’s temperature control system, which produces sweat, stops working.
  • Heat stroke may lead to brain damage and death.
  • First Aid: Call 911. Move victim to a cool shaded area. Fan the body, and spray body with water.

Los Angeles County residents and business owners, including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs may also call 211 LA County for emergency preparedness information and other referral services. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.  211 LA County services can also be accessed by visiting

The Department of Public Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of the nearly 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health oversees environmental health, disease control, and community and family health. Public Health comprises nearly 4,000 employees and has an annual budget exceeding $900 million. To learn more about Public Health and the work we do please visit, visit our YouTube channel at, find us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter: @LAPublicHealth.

Additional information and list of L.A. County Cooling Centers are available in the LA County Emergency Alert section at,

Source: L.A. County Department of Public Health press release.


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Heat ALERT. LA Basin and Valleys. 9-15-2014

New Recreation and Parks GM

Michael Shull GM Recs and Parks

Michael Shull was confirmed as the General Manager of the Department of Recreation and Parks by LA’s City Council this week.

Mr. Shull has served as the Assistant General Manager of the Department since 2005 and has overseen the work of over 800 employees in over 425 parks and recreation facilities throughout the City of Los Angeles.

City Attorney Launches Neighborhood Justice Program

Neighborhood Justice Program

After the successful launch of the Neighborhood Prosecutors program initiated by City Attorney Mike Feuer earlier this year, which brought together deputy city attorneys and neighborhood leaders to identify and tackle local public safety priorities, the neighborhood-centered justice initiatives continue with the new Neighborhood Justice Program, scheduled to be formally inaugurated next month. According to Feuer, the program “is designed to connect closely to the special character of each L.A. neighborhood, targeting low-level offenses that the current system often fails to handle effectively.” It will rely on trained community volunteers knowledgeable about their neighborhoods’ quality-of-life challenges, and a system of services designed to prevent offenders from repeating their crimes. The program is based on principles of restorative justice: An offender should take responsibility for his conduct; he should help restore what has been taken from the individual and the community victimized by his conduct; community members should take an active role in shaping what that restoration entails; and the offender should be required to take advantage of services designed to reduce the likelihood of recidivism.

For people who commit certain misdemeanors, NJP is a way to avoid going to court, of being convicted or pleading guilty, and of having a criminal record. Instead, participants in NJP appear before a panel of community members, where they discuss the crime, the reasons why it was committed and the harm it caused. The panelists decide what obligations (consequences) are appropriate for the participant given the crime and the harm caused. Such obligations can include community service, a letter of apology, restitution, and classes aimed at ensuring that the participant never has contact with the law again. If the participant completes those obligations, the case is dismissed. If the participant fails to complete the obligations, the case is referred back to the City Attorney.

NJP presents an opportunity for:
Community Members to take an active role in how their community responds to the commission of minor crimes, such as vandalism and petty theft.
Business and Home Owners to have a voice in a process that respects their role as victims of property crime.
Individuals With No Criminal Record to take responsibility for their part in a minor crime and to avoid criminal court in the hope that they will have no further contact with the law.

Neighborhood Justice Panels will convene once a week in your community to:
Repair the harm done to the community by the commission of minor crimes, such as vandalism and petty theft.
Restore the victim of such crimes back to how they were before the crime was committed.
Rehabilitate the individual who committed the crime by avoiding the criminal justice system and connecting them to services.

The Neighborhood Justice and Neighborhood Prosecutor programs are two components of the City Attorney’s new Community Justice Initiative, which aims to use integrated, neighborhood-centered innovations, to reduce violence and improve safety in LA’s diverse communities.

For more information on the program and how you can take part in the neighborhood panels, visit the NJP website. Panelist applications are available by contacting Peter Borenstein at (213) 978-8735 or

City Attorney Seal

City Controller on the Road

City Controller Ron Galperin at LANCC

City Controller Ron Galperin is on the road, visiting Neighborhood Councils and Alliances throughout the city to talk about his vision for transparent and effective governance.

This past week he spoke at the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition where he discussed the three areas of focus in his office: modernization, management, and metrics.

The City Controller is scheduled to speak at these upcoming events:

West LA Town Hall hosted by WRAC, LANCC, and Palms Neighborhood Council
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Iman Center
3376 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

SLAANC hosted by the South Los Angeles Alliance of Councils
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @6:30 pm
Center for Health Councils
3731 Stocker Street, Suite 201, Los Angeles, CA 90008

ARC Town Hall hosted by the Alliance of River Councils
Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Glassell Park Community Center
3750 Verdugo Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90065

VANC hosted by the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils
Thursday, November 13, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Sherman Oaks Hospital
Doctor’s Conference Room
4929 Van Nuys Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

HANC hosted by the Harbor Alliance of Neighborhood Councils
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Kaiser Permanente Way
Community Outreach Portables
25965 Normandie Ave., Harbor City 90710

In addition to these Alliances and Coalitions, the City Controller will be speaking at Neighborhood Councils throughout the city, including Van Nuys as part of an ongoing “Speaker Series” hosted by the council.

VNC Speaker Series hosted by the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center
6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91401

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council President George Christopher Thomas spoke of their Speaker Series, saying “It is important to bring the people of Van Nuys closer to their government and the powers that be. It is our job as local elected officials to facilitate meetings, workshops, and summits to make this possible. I look forward to hearing from Controller Galperin at the Council Meeting in October, and seeing how we can all work together to promote the common good throughout the City of Los Angeles.”

Ron Galperin became the 20th Controller of the City of Los Angeles on July 1, 2013.

For many years, Ron has been a leading voice on reforming government, cutting waste and helping businesses create jobs. As Chair of the Los Angeles City Commission on Revenue Efficiency (CORE), Ron found new revenue sources and budget savings to deliver more city services to residents.

As President of the City of LA Quality and Productivity Commission and as a member of the LA County Quality and Productivity Commission, he looked within city and county departments to identify the best practices and to implement them Citywide.

Ron is proud to be the first Neighborhood Council member elected to Citywide office in Los Angeles. As an officer of his Council, he advocated for quality of life improvements and better planning. He also developed and taught an L.A. City Government 101 program to new Neighborhood Council members throughout the City, and served as a budget advocate on behalf of the Councils.

A graduate of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, Ron received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He began his career as a print journalist, and is the author of hundreds of articles about business, finance, law and planning in numerous local and national publications. Ron spent 20 years as a transactional and litigation attorney, and in business, before coming to City Hall.

Ron is the son of immigrants and a resident of Los Angeles for nearly 25 years. He has served his community as part of several non-profit boards and as a Cantor. Ron lives in West Los Angeles with his husband, Rabbi Zachary Shapiro.

2014 Congress of Neighborhoods: September 20, 2014

2014 Congress of Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Council leaders from throughout the city have partnered with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (EmpowerLA) in bringing the 2014 LA Congress of Neighborhoods to City Hall on Saturday, September 20, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The event is free, and it includes breakfast and lunch, workshops, networking, and more.

Register Now

Los Angeles has 95 certified neighborhood councils and the Congress of Neighborhoods is designed by council leaders so that there is something for everybody, from curious stakeholders to new board members to seasoned veterans of the civic engagement process to city hall insiders.

The theme this year is “Keys to Success” and this will be your opportunity to network with elected and appointed City officials, City department managers, staff and Neighborhood Council leaders from across the City. This is our Congress of Neighborhoods at City Hall.

Whether you’re brand new to your Neighborhood Council or have been around for a few years, there’s something for you at the Congress: resources and networking, great ideas, real life experiences and opportunities where Neighborhood Councils have made a difference and where they would like to make a difference in their communities, for themselves and beyond.

The Congress is designed so you can take something (or many things) back immediately and put them to use for yourself and your community. Below is a sample of the workshop topics to be included at the 2014 Keys to Success event:

Meet Your City Officials
Developing Leadership Skills
Outreach and Technology Guidelines
Ethics Training
Finance Training
Interactive Problem Solving
Disaster Preparedness events
Neighborhood Purpose Grants
Public Works Roundtable
Committees – where the work gets done
Working with non profits for community improvement
Land Use 101 and 102
Animal Welfare
What’s Important to your neighborhood?
Opening the Door
and more….

The NC Congress is organized by and for NC Congress Leaders. Mark your calendar and register now for this all day event! More info can be found at or contact Cindy Cleghorn, Chair of the Congress Planning Committee, at

Neighborhood Sustainability Symposium

NHS Neighborhood Sustainability Symposium

NHS invites you to join us for our upcoming Neighborhood Sustainability Symposium on Saturday, October 11th at the Expo Center in Los Angeles. This all-day, family-friendly symposium will explore the emerging role of resilient and sustainable communities, healthy neighborhoods, mass transit, K-12 education, green development, and neighborhood investment. The event will feature community workshops, urban garden and renewable energy demonstrations, expert panels on a wide range of regional topics, lots of community discussion, and national speakers. Registration is only $10 per person for the entire day, or $20 for a family of up to 4. Continental breakfast & lunch will also be available. To obtain more information, pre-register for the event, or to serve as a sponsor, contact us at Click here to register.

Neighborhood Sustainability Symposium
Saturday, October 11th, 2014 – 9:00am – 3:00pm
Expo Center
3980 Bill Robertson Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Emergency Preparedness For Your Neighborhood

5 steps to Neighborhood Preparedness Logo

Because of tremendous needs following a catastrophic event, first responders may not be immediately available to assist communities. Residents and communities may have to rely on themselves and their neighbors for several days. Having a Neighborhood Disaster Plan will greatly assist communities to respond to and recover from such an occurrence.

The City of Los Angeles has made it simple for you to create your own neighborhood disaster plan using the 5 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness Toolkit. By taking the first step to review this important set of resources, you can put your neighborhood in a better position to prepare for and bounce back from disaster. Get started today by viewing the “5 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness” video.

After you review the video, visit www.5Steps.LA and learn how you can create a neighborhood disaster plan.

The 5 Steps are:

Step 1: Define Your Area
Identify a manageable area, your apartment building, one city block, a few small surrounding streets, etc, that you can organize with relative ease.

Step 2: Recruit Leaders
Develop a team of leaders who can help build the plan and carry out emergency support activities when the time comes.

Step 3: Scout Your Area
Get to know the lay of the land: what resources you have, what the landscape is, and disasters or other emergencies common to your area.

Step 4: Build Your Team
Find out who lives in your area, how they can help in a disaster, and who may need extra help.

Step 5: Plan Your Approach
Create a plan that outlines what your neighborhood will do before, during, and after a disaster!

Learn more about the 5 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness at one of the free Educational Workshops across Los Angeles or download the 5 Steps Toolkit.

VNNC PLUM Committee meeting agenda for September 16, 2014 @ 6:30 pm, located at 14545 Friar Street.


Planning & Land Use Management
Van Nuys Neighborhood Council September 16, 2014 — 6:30 -9:30 pm @ Friar Professional Building — 14545 Friar Street Van Nuys, CA 91401 — (818) 817-0019

  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America
  2. Roll Call (Quorum Call)
  3. Comments from the Chair — *Speaker Cards: 2 minutes, 1 Public Comment Time. (This
    includes speaker cards on any and all agenda items — a limit of 10 minutes for the entire meeting per Stakeholders and Councilmembers alike)
  4. Public Comment (On matters within the VNNC Board’s Jurisdiction.)
  5. Old Business
  6. New Business:
    • A. 7061, 7053 & 7051 N. Firmament Ave.: GPA, Zone Change, VTT- 72867- Small Lot Subdivision. General Plan Amendment / Zone change from R1-1 to RD-3, Low Residential to Low Medium 1 Residential (13 units) , Vesting Tentative Tract map 72867 – Small lot Subdivision with Zoning Administrator Adjustment and Zoning Variance for early start permit prior to map recordation (to allow a reduction in front yard setback to 5’-0” [20’-0” setback] and 5’-0” rear yard setback [15’-0” setback]) Case no.: CPC-2014-1774-GPA-ZC-ZV-ZAA (Sean Nguyen- EZ Permits LLC) Supporting Documents: Findings Information Sheet Photos Request letter  Drawings  Master land Use Application-FP
    • B. 7755 Sepulveda Blvd.: Request a permit of Sale for onsite consumption of Alcohol and dining. Requesting a permit of sale for onsite consumption of Alcohol with dining in conjunction with an existing restaurant with a max. load of 41 seats and patio. Case no.: ZA-2014- 2728-CUB (Regina Minor) Supporting documents: Drawings Findings for Approval Maps Notice of Exemption Photos Public Notice information  Master land use Application-FP
    • C. 7327-7337 Hazeltine Ave. Zone Change. Change in existing zone of (T)R3-1, R1-1, R3-1 and [Q] RD1.5-1 to a RD1.5 Zone. Case no.: VTT72877 (Regina Minor) Supporting Documents: Prelim. Solar Energy Feasibilty Report Rezoning Justification Site Photos Tentative Tract Map TTM-14008-36X48-8-20-14 Vicinity Map  Master Land Use Application-FP
    • D. 14300 Sherman Way & 7056, 7001 Lennox Ave. Request a reduction of site to permit the removal of property located at 7101 Lennox Ave. and transfer the 50 existing parking spaces to parking lot 7 and parking lot 10 (25 spaces each). Add parking lot 10 to the conditional to the conditional use permit. Case no: CUZ-1978-277-PA3 (Peter Elias – Quality Mapping Service) Supporting Documents: Certificate of Occupancy CUP Letter Notice of Exemption Photos Site plan Special Instructions Vicinity map  Master Land Use Application
    • E. Neighborhood action. Request a CIS for the Citywide Sidewalk Repair program. A request has been made by LA City Councilman Paul Krekorian for the VNNC to submit a Community Impact Statement (CIS) in regards to the Citywide Sidewalk Repair Program. Supporting Documents: 14-0163-s4_MOT_7-2-14 14-0163-s3_MOT_7-2-14
    • F. Neighborhood action. The Ban of fracking in Los Angeles. Volunteers from Food and Water Watch (FWW) are presenting on the hazards of urban drilling. They are asking (us) to prepare a community impact statement in support of a fracking moratorium that will be voted on on by the City Council either in October or November. FWW hopes we will show, by issuing another CIS, that we do not support this proposition. (Daryl Gale & Amy Turnbill – Food and Water Watch) Supporting documents: Frack_Actions_LosAngelesCA
    • G. 15600 Vanowen Street. Zone Variance. Legalization of an existing Recreation room converted to a new dwelling unit. Case no: ZA-2014-2762-ZV (Joseph Pazcoguin- Plan and Permit Inc.) Supporting documents: Drawings Maps Notice of Exemption Photos Zone Variance  Master Land Use Application
  7. Public Comments
  8. Announcements
  9. Adjournment


P1020195Join us tomorrow for a Yin Yo-Cycle session and then the day continues with a refreshing costal bike ride at “Tour pour Tohuku”, a scenic bike ride for a good cause. We will start the morning off meeting between 9:00-9:30 a.m. at the Valley Bikery then we will venture off to Balboa Lake Park riding a long side the orange bus lane bike path. You are more than welcome to meet us at the park for the yoga, for exact location of meet up at the park click on these links: We should be arriving at the park around 10:15 a.m. Tomorrow we will be practicing “yin” yoga, slower pace style of yoga, that gives you an opportunity to really stretch out past your muscles and into your joints. Bring plenty of water it is going to be hot day in the Valley. 

    Then Michelle, one of our yo-cyclists/new Valley Bikery volunteer is putting on a bike ride fundraiser for victims of the Tsunami in Japan. “Tour pour Tohuku” will be taking place tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. at Dockweiler State Beach. It will be a fun 6.22 mile bike ride  to benefit 03/11/2011 Tsunami relief in North-east Japan. There will be a raffle of a brand new Huffy beach cruiser to benefit JEN-NPO. Raffle tickets will be sold at $5.00/ ticket. For more details visit: or

For more questions or info. feel free to call or Text Sharon 818-912-3895.