Category Archives: Public service announcement

come back checks

Your Small Business Can Apply for Comeback Checks

comeback checks flyer

The Comeback Checks Program will provide $5,000 grants to approximately 5,000 businesses in the City of Los Angeles.

Grant recipients will be selected through a weighted lottery process, with final awards based on availability of funds, program guidelines, submission of all required information, and supporting documentation.

Grant funds may only be used for allowable costs incurred on or after March 3, 2021.


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Closures on US 101 to Replace Concrete Median Barrier

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces continued demolition work to replace the concrete median barrier on US 101 (Hollywood Freeway/Ventura Freeway) between Topanga Canyon Boulevard (SR-27) and Winnetka Avenue in Woodland Hills.

Night work is as follows:

  • Sunday, October 24 through Friday, October 29 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m
  • Sunday, October 31 through Friday, November 5 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Sunday, November 7 through Friday, November 12 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Motorists should expect delays and are strongly advised to avoid the area and use alternate routes. Additionally, motorists can check traffic conditions before they leave by visiting the CaltransQuickmap (

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VNNC Opposes Proposed Redistricting Map

At the VNNC meeting on October 13th, Board members voted unanimously to adopt a Community Impact Statement (CIS) to oppose the way Van Nuys has been treated in the proposed City Council Redistricting map K-2.5. The lead paragraph of the CIS reads as follows:

Based on a review of Map K-2.5, the Board of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council (VNNC) strongly objects and opposes the division of the VNNC’s geographic area between Council District N (2 or 4) and Council District M (6) and strongly requests that the boundary of District M (6) be extended west to the 405 Freeway so that the VNNC territory is covered by a single City Council District.

redistricting map

Click the Community Impact Statement link to see the reasons why the Board opposes this map. You can view the map at the this link . District 6 is orange. Zoom in to see more detail on how the boundary lines are drawn.

The last Public Hearing of the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission will be on Saturday morning, October 16th, beginning at 10 a.m. The VNNC Vice President, Kathy Schreiner, will have an opportunity to make a public comment to express strong opposition to the map K-2.5.

Members of the community who also object to the map are encouraged to express their concerns. A written comment can be submitted digitally by clicking link and filling out form. Forms submitted before Saturday’s meeting will have the most impact on the Commission.

Individuals may also try to access the meeting and join the queue to make a 1-minute verbal comment at Saturday’s hearing. Zoom link (Unfortunately, due to time limitations, not everyone who joins by Zoom or phone and “raises their hand” will get called on. But it is worth trying.)

Additional Meetings may have been added. Check the hearing schedule.

Kathy Schreiner at Van Nuys Library

Van Nuys Library Reopens

Kathy Schreiner, right, Vice President of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, celebrates Van Nuys Branch Library employees at the reopening of the library on Thursday, October 7, 2021. The library, founded in 1911, received a $1.9 million renovation of the current 1964 building in the Van Nuys Civic Center. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

The Van Nuys Library reopened Thursday, October 7, 2021 after the completion of a $1.9 million renovation to the interior and technical infrastructure.

VNNC Vice President Kathy Schreiner was on hand to celebrate the momentous occasion, “It is wonderful! There are many thoughtful touches and the interior is much more visually appealing. However, I regret that Van Nuys residents did not have access to the branch library for over two years.”

Thank you to the LAPL for renovating our library and making this great resource available again to our community.

You can go check out a book at 6250 Sylmar Ave. Monday & Wednesday 10am-8pm, Tuesday & Thursday Noon – 8pm, Friday & Saturday 9:30-5:30pm.

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Support for Seniors & their Caregivers

Alzheimer’s Association is currently offering free, virtual programming for the community. This includes education, support groups, and our 24/7 helpline at 800.292.3900.

Please see the May calendar of virtual programming, an overview of care and support services, and a brain game activity flyer. Additionally, there is the Savvy Caregiver training course for family or friends of those with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. In the course, caregivers will learn practical tools to guide them in their day-to-day caregiver journey.

Alzheimer’s Association Services 2021

Region 3 Education Programs Listing CASL_ May (2)

Savvy May.June 2021 Virtual CASL