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Reseda Neighborhood Council Meetings & Happenings

Monday, February 23, 2015

*this meeting would have typically taken place on the 3rd Monday, but was postponed until the 4th Monday in honor of President’s Day. In March, we’re back to our regular schedule of 1st and 3rd Mondays

7:00 PM

Reseda Neighborhood Council General Meeting
City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s District Office
19040 Vanowen St.
This is the Agenda  <— click here 

highlights:

-Board to consider recommendation support a new mixed use apartment/retail development on Reseda Blvd. North of Vanowen

-Board to consider supporting proposal to increase the minimum wage in Los Angeles

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Spend $25 On The 25th In Reseda 

Make a point to Shop Local!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

6:00 PM

Reseda NC Planning & Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee
West Valley LAPD Community Room
19020 Vanowen St.
This is the PLUM Agenda  <— click here
A great opportunity for all to weigh in on the changes being proposed in Reseda

Monday, March 2, 2015  

7:00 PM

Reseda Neighborhood Council General Meeting
City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s District Office
19040 Vanowen St.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Election Day
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

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Our website continues to have new and updated information about YOUR Reseda community. Last week, the latest Special Edition of SHOPRESEDA Card and Spend $25 on the 25th specials at about 200 Reseda Locations was posted. Also the Reseda Business Directory has been updated and has lots of information to help you shop in Reseda.

A special thank you to all of our gracious hosts for our various meetings, including American Legion Hall, Aura’s Restaurant, Cleveland High School, Continental Art Supplies, Reseda Park Rec Center, St. Catherine of Siena School and Parish Auditorium, VEDC Business Source Center, City Councilman Bob Blumenfield’s District Office, West Valley LAPD Station, Athenian Grill, West Valley Public Library and more locations to come.


SPEND $25 ON 25TH IN RESEDA

Wednesday is the 25th of the month, and once again we encourage you to spend $25 in Reseda, by patronizing 1 or more businesses in Reseda. Be sure to tell them that you are spending the money to promote Reseda Business, and ask if they are offering a discount as part of the program.


FORMIDABLE FOOTPRINT EXERCISE KICKS OFF EMERGENCY SERIES

A series of exercises on the various aspects of emergency preparedness kicks of Saturday, February 28 at the American Legion Hall in Reseda.

The next in the series is “Wildfire” This is an on-line exercise meant to involve up to 15 volunteers at each location. It can last from 2-4 hours depending on the group that participates. Volunteers for this exercise should contact Larry Bowman at emergency@resedacouncil.org.

Since it is limited to 15 persons, and available on line other location and groups are welcome to participate. If your business or organization would like to conduct your own exercise for this or future exercises on Earthquake, Tornado Tsunami and Hurricane please contact Larry for more info.


HAS YOUR POLLING LOCATION MOVED?

With such a low turnout expected on Tuesday March 3 for local elections, some polling places have been consolidated.

Use this link to find out where to vote: http://www.lavote.net/Locator/

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RESEDA PARK LAUNCHES SPRING PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

We hope you are enjoying this sunny California Winter. As the spring approaches we invite you to take a look at our Spring classes and activities.

Make sure you sign up early this Spring for our most popular classes; tennis, hip hop, ballet and basketball clinic.If you are looking to hit the beach this summer make sure you sign up for our Zumba and Yoga classes to get fit and feel even better. Some of your kids favorites will also return this spring as we bring back soccer clinic, guitar class and piano. Registration for classes begins February 2nd and beginning the week of March 23rd.

One thing Reseda Park has always been known for is it’s Spring Baseball and Softball. This year should be no different as we expect a huge turn out. We accept ages 3-15 and the $100 fee includes the uniform, trophy, most league equipment and an unforgettable experience.

Sign-ups for the season begins February 2nd with league play starting in April. We are always looking for people to join the team and volunteer coaches are needed in every division. Please contact the park if interested.

Looking forward we want to remind everyone of our Annual Spring Carnival April 3rd-5th and our sought-after Summer Camp going from June through August. Have a great Winter and see you in the Spring.

Click here to get the entire brochure: http://www.resedacouncil.org/archives/important%20documents/2015%20Spring%20Brochure%20Final.pdf

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CHANGES PROPOSED IN RESEDA: YOUR OPINION MATTERS

Next week you have a couple of opportunities to voice YOUR OPINION. On Monday, February 23, The Reseda Neighborhood Council will meet with several items of interest on the agenda including a recommendation from the PLUM Committee to consider approval of a Mixed Use Project at 6916-6938 Reseda Blvd.

As always all who attend are welcome to weigh in on the items up for discussion.

On Thursday, February 26th, beginning at 6:00 PM the Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee will be hearing from folks that want to change the status quo of our community.

1. 7343 Reseda Blvd. Construction of a 5 Story, 40 Unit Building with 99 Bedrooms and 51 parking places.
2. Conditional Use Permit (Sale of Beer & Wine) for 7-11 Stores at 18519 Victory Blvd. and 7153 Lindley Ave..
3.7326 Reseda Blvd. Change from Auto Repair Bays to Car Wash.
4. 18434 Vanowen St. Demolish current structures and construct Restaurant on first floor and Offices and Outdoor Dining area on second.
These projects are to be vetted by the community before they go before the South Valley Planning Commission. Over the next few months first the PLUM Committee and then the Reseda Neigborhood Council Board will make a determination as to whether YOUR OPINION is that they will be good for OUR COMMUNITY or not.

More chances the following week with Another Reseda Neighborhood Council Meeting on March 2 and ELECTION DAY on March 3. With the low expected Voter turnout, YOUR VOTE will have a greater impact on the outcomes.


SHOULD RESEDA SUPPORT PROPOSAL TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE?

This coming Monday, Reseda Neighborhood Council will hear a proposal to consider supporting an effort to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles. It will, without a doubt, be a very spirited discussion. Will you be there to weigh in and tell the Board whether you think Reseda should support the proposal?

Your voice is important!

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TEAM SIGN-UPS NOW OPEN FOR RESEDA RELAY FOR LIFE 2015

It’s time to start thinking RELAY again in Reseda! Relay for Life has grown to become the biggest annual community event in Reseda. And this year, more than ever, our community is poised to come together and join the mission of the American Cancer Society by raising awareness, raising funds, decreasing suffering and coming together to fight back against the disease. Cancer has had a profound impact on Reseda, like many places across the globe.

If you would like to take part in this year’s big event, begin by going to the event website and getting registered.

Event Page: www.relayforlife.org/resedaca

This year’s new Event Lead is Adrian Noll!

She can be reached at 717-636-0531 and her e-mail is resedarelay@gmail.com.

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MAYOR GARCETTI ANNOUNCES CIVIC UNIVERSITY FOR NEGIHBORHOOD COUNCILS

http://www.lamayor.org/mayor_garcetti_announces_2015_civic_university_for_neighborhood_councils

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SENIOR SYMPOSIUM 2015 IS SCHEDULED AND REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Save the Date for our 2015 Senior Symposium! Please join us Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 8:00am to 2:30pm at the ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center for a day of great speakers, vendors, health screenings, raffles and FREE lunch. Registration is now open so please call the main office at 818-705-2345 to sign up today or go to https://eventbrite.com/event/15143218775/ to register online. FREE admission but you must register in advance. If you have any questions please call the main office at 818-705-2345. Thank you and we will see you at the Symposium!

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SECOND FUN-A-DAY KICKS OFF IN RESEDA IN MARCH

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Exhibit opening Friday March 13th
Live music and fun every weekend through March 29th

Fun A Day originated in Philadelphia, at the Art Clash Collective.
Philly is celebrating their 11th annual Fun A Day. The basic premise is that you choose a creative project,
work on it every day in January, then have a big group show to celebrate and share your Art.

Different people have interpreted the simple premise in a variety of ways.
Most choose to do a series of works, and show 31 pieces in their city’s Fun A Day Exhibit.
Any medium is acceptable, one could make a cupcake a day for Fun A Day.
The main idea is to make something, create something, and have fun doing it.

Some people have used Fun A Day as a vehicle to experiment and try something new. Some have used their January to finish a project, or indulge in a silly project that their Arty peers might not take seriously.
Some have used Fun A Day for introspection, journaling, writing poems or postcards. Drawing, painting, photos, fiber, jewelry, all in. Fun A Day is not judged or juried. Fun A Day is for fun.
This year, people are writing, painting, taking photographs, and hula hooping throughout our area.
In every city that hosts a Fun A Day there are projects that show up as a complete surprise when it is time to hang the show.

Reseda hosted the very first Fun A Day in LA last year. It was a great success, enjoyed by many for one weekend. At the end of that weekend, everyone wished for the exhibit to hang up longer.

This year, the exhibit will be up for two weeks in the new 11:11ACC gallery space on Sherman Way.
The public is invited to see the work and party with live music on the three weekends of the exhibit.
A wide variety of musicians will be bringing music back to Sherman Way.

Sal and Jason Guiterezz, Jimmy Angel, Helen Kelly and Chris, Dr Paul and Reisa, The Black Phoebes, Guy Bufkin, and John Kaye will all be performing, with additional musicians joining in to jam and have fun.
A lot of original music will be performed Friday and Saturday nights, along with favorite covers. Have some refreshments, and hang out.

Activities include a yarnbombing workshop with Julie Kornblum on Saturday afternoon March 14. Yarnbombing? Julie says, “Yarnbombing is knit, crochet, and other things made of yarn that are attached to objects outdoors and in the public realm,” like graffiti.

Sunday March 15 Spike Dolomite Ward will teach a fun workshop for kids, who also will be taking their work to the street.

Sunday March 22 is for Plein Air live painting on the streets. Specifically Sherman Way and Reseda Blvd. These two streets have been designated Great Streets by the City of Los Angeles.
We are going out with oil or acrylic or watercolor or pastel or aerosol
to make images from our Great Streets.
The paintings will remain in the gallery for the public to vote for their favorite.

What is there to see on Sherman Way and Reseda? You have to look.
That is what Artists do. They look and make images that alter the way the audience sees the scene.
Come to 11:11 the last two weeks of March, and see your community in a new light!

Contact us on our Facebook Community Page https://www.facebook.com/FunADayReseda

11:11 ACC http://www.1111acc.org/

Look for the evolving calendar and additional activities.
You can contact me at cckimono@gmail.com
I do these activities because I just want to paint.

Chloe C.


THE FIRST CICLAVIA IN THE VALLEY ON SUNDAY MARCH 22

CicLAviaCicLAvia will make the San Fernando Valley its home on March 22 when Metro Presents CicLAvia – The Valley takes place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The first CicLAvia of 2015 represents the inaugural visit of LA’s renowned open streets event to the Valley. Participants will be able to travel between North Hollywood and Studio City on car-free streets, using foot, pedal and non-motorized wheel power.

Metro Presents CicLAvia – The Valley runs 5.5 miles along Lankershim Boulevard between the North Hollywood Metro Red Line stop at Chandler Boulevard and the Universal Studio Red Line stop, and along Ventura Boulevard between Campo de Cahuenga and Coldwater Canyon. The route will highlight some of the gems of the East Valley including the North Hollywood Arts District, Universal City, the historic Campo de Cahuenga, Studio City Farmers Market and the famed Sportsmen’s Lodge.

The Valley route is made possible with a grant from Metro Los Angeles.

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