Category Archives: Public service announcement

First Annual Van Nuys Softball Game – August 25, 2017

From VNNC Outreach Chair Maria Skelton:

I want to say thank you to Delano Park for allowing me to host the first annual softball game at their location.

Many thanks goes out to the awesome Van Nuys Police Department and all of the sponsors which was the NAACP in San Fernando Valley, The Game, mayor Eric Garcetti, my always faithful and willing to help Assemblymember Adrian Nazarian, Angie, Brian, NCADD in San Fernando Valley, Access your Success Wells Fargo, crab planet, Monique J, Sultry Erotic Goddess, Pride Auto Body and a host of others (sorry if I left anyone out).
But my main thanks goes out to the Van Nuys Community which showed up and showed out in a positive way. There were so many people that came out to support this positive event. Many thanks to the players from the police department and the community.

I’ll try my best to keep putting on positive events so people will be able to see that Van Nuys is a proud, loving, caring and respectful Community.

It really wasn’t about the score who won. Technically, we all won. The police gain new friends in the community and the community gain new friends within the police.
If this game change the negative thoughts that one person might have had about the police. Then, that’s a win in itself.

Thanks again Van Nuys,

I love you.

Maria Skelton

Pictures from the Event:

TOOLS TO BETTER YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD – Sunday, July 30, 2017

Valley Residents – FREE WORKSHOP

TOOLS TO BETTER YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The Valley is the next location for our hugely popular free workshops on how to fight bad development in your neighborhood!

WHEN: Sunday, July 30, 2017

TIME:   1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

WHERE:  Balboa Sport Center, 17015 Burbank Blvd., Encino, CA 91316
Directions via Google Maps Facility phone (818) 756-9642

WHAT: FREE WORKSHOP BY LAND-USE ATTORNEY MITCH TSAI ON HOW TO:

  • GET VITAL DOCUMENTS FROM THE CITY USING A CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RECORDS ACT REQUEST
  • CHALLENGE A BAD ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Kindly RSVP at:
Neighborhoodintegrity@gmail.com

Light refreshments and cupcakes will be served!

Family Preparedness in Uncertain Times – Saturday, July 29, 2017 10:00 a.m.

Family Preparedness in Uncertain Times

Free immigration seminar! Family Friendly! Taller de immigracion
Quiere desayunar e informarse gratis sobre el proceso migratorio?
Gratis: aproveche a preguntarle a un abogado de immigracion de confienza!

Saturday, July 29, 2017
10:00 a.m.

Free breakfest and parking provided at Mears Auditorium
First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood

1760 N. Gower
Hollywood, CA 90028

RSVP to Rebecca@CHNC.org

National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass Rate Increase Effective 8/27/17

National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass Rate Increase Effective 8/27/17

Greetings Adventurers!

There are over 400 National Parks within the U.S. and visiting them may become more difficult as entry passes become more expensive. As of August 27, 2017, the cost of the National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass (available to seniors 62 and over) will be increased from the current rate of $10.00 to $80.00.

The LIFETIME PASS for seniors allows entry to more than 2,000 sites managed by five federal agencies, including the 400 National Parks in the US. The pass comes in the form of a hang tag.

PLEASE inform all seniors (62 and over) that you may know of this change, so that they can take advantage of the current low price before the increased rate change in August. Seniors can obtain passes through the National Park website, application by mail, or by buying the pass at a National Park location. (If a pass is purchased via website or mail there will be an additional $10.00 processing fee)

The closest National Park locations that issue senior passes in the Los Angeles area are:
LA River District in San Fernando, CA
Main Office in Arcadia, CA
Please call ahead to the local National Park locations to insure that they currently have passes available.
For more details, check the website: http//www.nps.gov  or call: (202) 208-6843 or toll free (877) 860-6787.

Online Registration for the 10th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair Open

Online Registration for the 10th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair Open

Online registration for the 10th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair (the largest in Los Angeles) is now open.  Please encourage your stakeholders to register and attend by visiting www.ValleyDisasterFair.com. Registration will also be available at the Fair.

Registrants will receive a personalized email with a Welcome Letter that will include information about the registrant’s Council District and Neighborhood Council, specific to the address provided during the registration process. We invite all NCs to write a short message (150-200 words) to your stakeholders that will be included in the Welcome Letter. This is a valuable opportunity to communicate with your stakeholders, to let them know what you are doing for the community, and to encourage them to get involved. All we need is your message, and we’ll take care of the rest. Please email your message to Bill Hopkins (Bill.Hopkins@SoCalPrep.us) right away.

In addition to this Welcome Letter outreach opportunity, you may also host an Outreach booth at the Fair. Space is limited, and it’s First Come, First Served for booth reservations.

For more details, contact Bill Hopkins, Valley Disaster Preparedness Team Chair at Bill.Hopkins@SoCalPrep.us. We expect over 3,500 people to attend this year’s Fair. Don’t miss this great opportunity to communicate with your stakeholders.

Thank you for helping all our stakeholders get prepared for disasters.

The 10th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Visit www.ValleyDisasterFair.com for more information and online registration. A Save The Date flyer can be downloaded here.

2017 LGBT Heritage Month

2017 LGBT Heritage Month

Official Heritage Month Celebrations in Los Angeles date back to 1949, when Mayor Fletcher Bowron issued a proclamation to recognize African American Heritage Month.  Over time, the City has elected to celebrate various heritage months consistent with federally designated monthly observances. Many cities celebrate residents’ cultural heritage during these federally designated monthly observances.

The City of Los Angeles has historically celebrated a handful of culturally-specific communities officially for at least one month each per year, and in one case has done so for over 65 years:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTHM):  June

The first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Heritage Month (LGBT HM) Celebration in LA began in 2011.

Download 2017 Program Guide

Let’s Play Everywhere Challenge – Now Open!

Let’s Play Everywhere Challenge – Now Open!

WHAT IS LET’S PLAY EVERYWHERE LA?

Let’s Play Everywhere LA is a competition presented by Dr Pepper Snapple Group and KaBOOM! in partnership with the City of Los Angeles to award a total of $200,000 in grants to 10 winners citywide. The grant winners will show their commitment to bringing play to everyday spaces, making play easy and available to kids and families. Let’s Play Everywhere LA is about bringing kids more chances to play citywide. It is about ensuring all kids, no matter where they come from or where they live, have a chance to build the skills—and have the fun—they need to succeed in life.

WHY DOES PLAY MATTER?

Science and common sense agree: kids need play to grow up healthy, resilient and ready for life. Play is serious business; it’s pivotal to kids’ chances to develop healthy bodies and healthy minds. Play builds better bonds—among kids, neighbors, and communities—and those relationships are the foundation for communities that thrive.

WHY PLAY EVERYWHERE?

All kids need play to grow and thrive. But not all kids have the same access to places and spaces where they can engage in safe, creative activity. For millions of kids living across the U.S., the opportunity and space to play can be hard to come by. Kids know that play can happen anywhere: waiting in the laundromat, or on the way to the grocery store or school. Let’s Play Everywhere LA is asking the residents of Los Angeles to make play a way of life in everyday and unexpected places—sidewalks, vacant lots, bus stops, open streets and beyond—especially in communities where families are working hard to get by.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

You! We invite applicants from all sectors to turn everyday spaces into play spaces! This includes city agencies, community organizations, local business groups, faith leaders, teachers, parents. We’re looking for ideas that support the local community, in places where kids and families could benefit most from increased spaces and chances to play.

TAKE ACTION

• Apply to Let’s Play Everywhere LA Submit your idea at playeverywhere.kaboom.org.
• Spread the word: Share the information about the Let’s Play Everywhere LA and encourage people in your community to apply.
• Find out why play matters for kids and communities to thrive: follow @kaboom on Twitter. Learn more about Let’s Play, visit letsplay.com.

LEARN MORE

Jen DeMelo
Director of Programs and Operations
650-389-9556
jdemelo@kaboom.org

Make Music LA

Make Music LA

Make Music LA
Wednesday, June 21st

Wonderful things are happening this year for Make Music LA.

We are a part of the solution to help community’s distress. Bring a little music to your neighborhood on Wednesday, June 21st.

You Tube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN3iR4lNWZg

Your Neighborhood Council still has time to participate.  All you have to do is check out the artists on the Make Music LA website to select an artist to perform.

You can have a potluck event at your local park and invite your neighbors. Make it organic and easy.

  1. The US Bank Tower crown will light up in Make Music Day orange.
  2. The Pylons at LAX will light up in Make Music Day orange.
  3. The Clock Tower in Santa Monica will light up in Make Music Day orange.

Light up your neighborhood with music, laughter, neighbors, family and friends.

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