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.
Pictures from the Event:
2017 LAFD/LAPD St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser
LET’S FIGHT CHILDHOOD CANCER!
Please join the LAFD and LAPD as we shave our heads to raise money for childhood cancer research in the 15th Annual St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser! This year’s event will take place on Saturday, March 4th at Fire Station 89 from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM and will feature:
- Free House of Pancakes breakfast with pancakes/sausage, Coffee Bean coffee, and orange juice
- UCLA Blood Drive and Be the Match Bone Marrow Registration
- Free children’s face painting, balloon artists, and caricature drawings
- Free kids’ toys and entertainment
- Fire and police apparatus displays
- Silent auctions, prizes, music, photographers, vendors, and more!
This is our 15th year and we have raised over $1 million dollars to date!
Help us reach our goal of $120,000 by registering as a shavee (or supporting one) at:
Attached please find a flyer for this year’s event, and feel free to distribute it to your co-workers, family, and friends.
For further information (or donations for our silent auction) please contact LAFD Captain Danny Wu at dannycwu
LAPD & Bureau of Street Services
LAPD & Bureau of Street Services Team Up!
To keep the Bureau on the cutting edge of pavement preservation, the Street Resurfacing Division performed quality control training at the LAPD Edward M. Davis Training Facility on August 3rd. Crews repaved LAPD’s training facility while learning how to operate state-of-the-art technology for profiling and paving. With machinery from Caterpillar Inc., the Bureau’s crews will now utilize new sensor technology that allows them to pave smoother streets. The Bureau is proud to invest in employee training as their refined skills will benefit Los Angeles drivers greatly.
To Van Nuys Residents and Stakeholders,
Council District 2 (Paul Krekorian), the Mid-Valley Police Council and the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, have been working together to plan our first annual Van Nuys Community Block Party!
There will be live music, activities for kids (Two moonbounces, face painting, a dunk tank, a tie dye t-shirt making station, reptile petting zoo, coloring station for the kids, etc…) and BBQ for attendees to purchase! All activities are only $1.00 and admission is FREE!
We will also be collected toiletries and clothing for one of our great non-profits in the area, Hope of the Valley! So please spread the word and join us Sunday, June 26th from 1:00PM – 5:00PM in the neighborhood of Katherine Ave. and Archwood St.
We’ll also have a Bike Valet for residents to bike over to the event! Free of charge — Residents will be able to valet their bikes, receive a valet ticket and come back to pick up their bikes after they’ve had some great BBQ!
This meeting will take place on April 27, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at 7161 Spulveda Blvd Van Nuys, CA 91401.
Please share this with your contacts as it is a great opportunity to meet the police officers in your neighborhood.
I have included a pdf and word doc for your use as needed.
Panel Discussion on LAPD & Community
Please join us for a panel discussion entitled LAPD & Community: Overcoming Mistrust. Moderated by Sandy Banks, former LA Times Columnist and featuring panelists Holly Mitchell, California State Senator, District 30; Kim McGill, Organizer, Youth Justice Coalition; Kathleen Kim, Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners and Arif Alikhan, Director, LAPD OFfice of Constitutional Policing and Policy. This discussion will take place tomorrow, Saturday April 2nd, 2016 at Loyola Law School, Merrifield Hall, 919 Albany Street (at Olympic Blvd.) Registration and refreshments will begin at 9:30AM and the program will run from 10:00AM to 12:00noon. Please see the attached flyer for more details. We hope to see you there!