Category Archives: San Fernando Valley

Coffee With a Cop Invitation – April 27, 2016 – 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Coffee with a CopYou, your family and friends are invited to meet the Van Nuys Police Officers and voice your concerns to them.

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.

Thank you!

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Van Nuys Recreation Center’s Spring Egg Hunt and Health Fair – March 26, 2016

Easter egg hunt at Van Nuys ParkSaturday, March 26, The Van Nuys Recreation Center on 14301 Vanowen Street will have their Spring Egg Hunt / Health Fair for the Van Nuys Community. This a free event and encourage children in the area to join and hunt for Easter eggs with their parents or an adult supervision.

Egg hunt at Van Nuys Park

Next Saturday, Feb. 20th – Connect the Dots event from 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Van Nuys

Save the Date half letter sizeConnect the Dots | Van Nuys invites you to

Reveal | Reimagine | Realize

the future of Van Nuys Boulevard

We believe Great Streets work for businesses, residents, rapid transit, pedestrians, businesses…. plus stormwater, bikes and KIDS!
Bring your bikes and your families, rain or shine!

Saturday February 20th, 2016

Free Design Workshops at 1, 3 and 5 pm

Free Block Party Celebration 6 pm to 9 pm

Art, Science, Design, Bikes, Food, Music, Fun, Free

Register for hands-on design workshops here.

Tour de Van Nuys: 12:30 pm

Start your day with a family-friendly bike ride (helmets required):
Join LA County Bicycle Coaliton for a free 5-mile Feeder-Ride.
Meet at the Van Nuys Orange Line Metro Station at 12:30 pm.

For the Tour de Van Nuys, sign up here.
Bike Rodeo: 2-4 pm

LA County Bicycle Coalition + Walk’N Roller Kids invite you to a Bike Rodeo at Van Nuys Blvd & Erwin St.
– kids bicycle courses: 2-4PM
– learn how to ride safely on the street
– Bring your bike to Connect the Dots!  (limited rental fleets available)
– You get a free helmet!! (First come, first serve)
– Bike decoration available on the site.

Block Party and Water Festival: 6-9 pm

Join Connect the Dots, Tamarind Rossetti Public Art, MacLeod Brewing Co., Los Tres Hermanos, Mr. Green Juice, Happy Dogs, Country General Store, Tern Bicycles, Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, Greywater Corps, TreePeople, WaterLA, CD6, Walk-n-Rollers, WeTap, Retro Xpress Bikes, Metro, Ciclavia, Friends of the LA River/RiverRover for a celebration of a reimagined boulevard.

Access and Parking

The Marvin Braude SFV Constituent Service Center in the city of Van Nuys is served by Metro Local lines 154/156, 164, 233, 237, Metro Rapid 761 and nearby Metro Orange Line,
as well as DASH routes Van Nuys/Studio City and Panorama City/Van Nuys.
Public parking is available on Erwin, Sylvan, and Friar streets, one block west of Van Nuys Boulevard. Or consider parking for free at Metro’s Sepulveda Station and taking Metro Orange Line one stop to Van Nuys.
Sepulveda Station is located at 15430 W. Erwin St. in Van Nuys.

Connect the Dots | Van Nuys invites citizens, cyclists, and designers to envision Van Nuys Boulevard as a climate-resilient Great Street, one that embraces multimodal transit, working public space, and optimized stormwater capture as integral to LA’s future.  Register here.

Connect the Dots uses hydrologic data, public design workshops, and citizen cyclist-scientists in distinctive ways to help shape our city’s transit, public space, and water future. Organized around a series of free public design workshops and pop-up bicycle clinics at the Marvin Braude SFV Constituent Services Center, Connect the Dots reimagines LA’s Great Streets performing at their fullest potential: serving as engaging public spaces; healthy, active transit corridors in lively economic zones; and strategic groundwater assets.
Connect the Dots | Van Nuys is honored to be part of the Mayor Garcetti’s Great Streets Challenge.  Connect the Dots is led by the Arid Lands Institute in partnership with Pacoima Beautiful, and LA County Bicycle Coalition with support from Councilmember Nury Martinez, representing Council District 6.  We are grateful for the generous in-kind support of Production Resource Group and LA County Metropolitan Transit Authority.
Connect the Dots is a program of Divining LA | Arid Lands Institute.

For more information about participation, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, contact:Aja Bulla-Richards, CtD Creative


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Cárdenas So Proud Of Best Bill Ever Written

Marilyn-Monroe’s-DeathCárdenas So Proud Of Best Bill Ever Written

(Washington, D.C.) – With the support of nearly the entire California House delegation, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Beautiful San Fernando Valley, Calif.) this week introduced the most important piece of legislation ever etched into the Congressional Record.

This law is going to be so good and so smart that it will completely make America great again. America is going to be the best.

“All of the pieces of legislation introduced this year have been losers,” said Cárdenas. “Anyone can negotiate a multi-year transportation funding program, but in order to do what I’ve done, you have to be able to make deals. That is the reason I was elected, because I know how to make deals and I’ve got the best people, and they also know how to make deals. That’s how we got this done.”

Cárdenas used the most spectacular office staff in the Congress to pull together almost every California House member to support this absolutely huge bill.

 Not only is the bill being supported by the greatest, classiest Congressional delegation ever assembled, but the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council unanimously approved it, because they know it will be a super law.

 Cárdenas’ bill, H.R. 3938, will rename the Van Nuys post office after Marilyn Monroe, who attended Van Nuys High School in the 1940s. Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, referred to the time during which she lived in Van Nuys as the happiest in her life.

 Marilyn Monroe was the best.

19th Annual Van Nuys Health Fair and Family Festival – Today @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Health Fair Flyer 2015Today, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Van Nuys will have their 19th annual Van Nuys Health Fair and Family Fair at the corner of Sylvan Street and Cedros Avenue. It is a fun event for the community which is hosted by Councilwoman Nury Martinez in the 6th District. The Van Nuys Neighborhood Council will be there with their booth giving out goodies (while supplies last) who are at attendance and sign up to received email information on events and news around the Van Nuys area.

There will be free health screenings, dental & eye check -ups and flu shots. We encourage the community to attend this event if you haven’t received your flu shots or haven’t check out your health in awhile.

We are looking forward to see you there.

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council

Local Government Meetings

P1010294My Fellow Citizens,

This coming Monday night the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council will be having our regularly scheduled Executive Committee meeting at the Van Nuys Public Library.  We will also begin planning our second annual “Homeless & Mental Illness Summit” for our December General meeting.

Please make every effort to come by and participate in your local government.  We are addressing the issues facing our area, as well as trying to increase citizen activism in the San Fernando Valley.

It is a special privilege to serve as the Honorary Mayor and Council President, and thank you for this great opportunity to be a part of our community.

-George Christopher Thomas, Council President & Honorary Mayor of Van Nuys
Van Nuys Neighborhood Council

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FREE GROW YOUR BUSINESS SEMINAR – November 2, 6:00-7:30 pm


On Monday, November 2, 2015 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm the Studio City Neighborhood Council will host a free seminar, “GROW YOUR BUSINESS: Free Solutions For Your Business Needs”. Come hear Councilmember Paul Krekorian speak on the latest news from City Hall on budgets, finance and economic development, learn how to get free business consulting from ICON Community Development Corporation on everything from starting a business, writing a business plan and sourcing a loan, see how the City of Los Angeles Office of Finance helps you a business owner to entrepreneur, and get a better understanding as to the how the State has programs to incentives for you to partake in when a representative from the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) presents.

Where: Studio City Branch Library 12511 Moorpark St., Studio City, CA 91604
When: Monday, November 2, 2015 Time: 6pm – 7:30pm

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