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Reseda Neighborhood Council Meetings & Happenings

Saturday, April 19, 2014

7:30 Registration And Coffee
8:00 Claim Back The Sidewalks
McDonald’s Parking Lot
18761 Sherman Way 

1:00 PM

Reseda NC Outreach Committee
Aura’s Restaurant
18401 Sherman Way
Agenda  <– click here

Monday, April 21, 2014

6:00 PM

Reseda Neighborhood Council General Meeting
American Legion
7338 Canby Ave.

*NOTE* This meeting is scheduled to start at 6PM, instead of the typical 7PM. The first 90 minutes of the meeting will include a Board orientation with normal Council business to follow, including consideration of a recommendation on a development project near Reseda and Vanowen, adjacent to Amigo.

Here is the agenda  <—click here

Tuesday. April 22, 2014

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Census Workshop for Business
Everest College
18040 Sherman Way 

6:00 PM

Reseda NC Beautification Committee
St. Catherine of Sienna School
18125 Sherman Way 

Wednesday, April 23

3:00 PM

Senior Symposium Committee
ONEgeneration Senior Center
18255 Victory Blvd. 

Friday, April 25, 2012

Spend $25 On The 25th In Reseda
Tacos Corona
18326 Sherman Way (Parking in rear)

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Our website continues to have new and updated information about YOUR Reseda community. This 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, 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 and more locations to come.  


WELCOME TO RESEDA, ALLIE DREW JONES!

Reseda Neighborhood Council and the entire community extends a big open-armed welcome to Allie Drew Jones, and a warm congratulations on her birth to parents Ashley and Preston Jones.  Ashley has just completed serving out her term on the Reseda Neighborhood Council Board and, not surprisingly, led on youth related issues with the Council.  Expect to see them all soon at upcoming Reseda Community Events. Rumor has it Allie is already anxious to get some gloves for an upcoming Claim Back The Sidewalks clean up!


COMMUNITY RIVER BIKE RIDE + KARATE KID IN THE PARK.

Join the event on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/events/257385091107566

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NEXT INSTALLMENT OF “CLAIM BACK THE SIDEWALKS” SATURDAY APRIL 19th

City work crews will be in Reseda again this Saturday April 19th to finish the job of trimming the trees along Sherman Way and Reseda Blvd.

The crews will be working the north side of Sherman Way from Reseda Blvd to Lindley and the west side of Reseda Blvd from Hart to Kittridge. If the crew has time they will also remove some of the dead trees along Reseda Blvd and Sherman Way. Whatever dead trees have not been removed this Saturday will be scheduled for removal on another day.

The transportation committee wants to thank Reseda’s business owners and and residents for their understanding while work crews are on the streets. Once again you can expect to see no parking tow away signs along these stretches of both streets on Saturday April 19.

From now till the end of June you can expect to see both tree trimming as well as small asphalt repair trucks in Reseda on Saturdays. As work is scheduled we will announce the places, dates and type of work to be done.


2014 SENIOR SYMPOSIUM SIGN UPS BEGIN

On Saturday May 17, the 2014 Senior Symposium will be held at the ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center, 18255 Victory Blvd.

For those that have attended before, know it will definitely be a MUST-attend. If you are a Senior, Boomer or Senior Caretaker, you must put it on your calendar to attend. There will be great speakers and workshops on Healthy Aging, exhibitors for goods and services that may be of value to YOU, and Health Screenings.

In addition, those that register in advance can enjoy a Continental breakfast, a great healthy lunch, and raffle tickets. All of the above are at the great price of $0.00, yes that’s right, FREE.

Last year, all available registered slots were filled in advance, so it would be in your best interest to register ASAP to be sure of your spot. Call ONEgeneration at 818-705-2345

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SAFE DISPOSAL OF UNUSED OR EXPIRED MEDICATIONS

Do you have medications that are no longer being used or have passed the expiration date?

DO NOT throw them in your trash. Safely dispose of them at Kaiser Permanente, 5601 Desoto Ave. on Saturday, April 26th between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.


FREE BUSINESS WORKSHOP AND MIXER – USING CENSUS DATA TO TARGET MORE CUSTOMERS

If you own or manage a small business in Reseda this event is for you. On April 22, the Census Bureau will present some ways to use Census data to reach out and bring in more business to your place.

The doors will open at 5:30 PM at the Everest College at 18040 Sherman Way. Bring along a stack of business cards to pass out to those that attend and enjoy some refreshments while you circulate.

Please RSVP so we have enough goodies. gcarlson@resedacouncil.org or 818-419-2513.

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RELAY FOR LIFE RETURNS TO RESEDA JUNE 7TH & 8TH

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Reseda Relay For Life Walk - June 7 & 8 - Cleveland High School, 8140 Vanalden Ave., Reseda.
Everyone is touched by cancer, whether as a survivor or caregiver, relative or friend.
We are looking for Team Captains, team members, survivors and donations.
Please join us as we try to raise funds to bring an end to cancer in our lifetime!

For more information please contact Event Chair, Rhonda Bunnin at crazed4cure@gmail.com or (818) 674-8664.

You can register to walk or make a donation at: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=57729.


L.A. COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEBATE IN RESEDA

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SPEND $25 ON THE 25TH AT TACOS CORONA

We continue to highlight the ambiance of Reseda’s places to eat. This month, Taco’s Corona will be the place to go on the 25th to meet your neighbors and sample local cuisine. Tacos Corona is located in the Carniceria Corona Market, 18326 Sherman Way. Plenty of parking on the lots in the rear.

Rumor has it that there will be some musical entertainment on hand to enhance the experience.

The Reseda NC’s Economic Development & Outreach Committees continue with the monthly highlighting of Reseda Businesses to encourage YOU to spend your money, shopping for goods and services in Reseda. Approximately $0.45 of each dollar spent within our community stays with our community, but bucks spent in other communities the money stays there. So save the gas or bus fare, or pedal your bike to a local merchant and keep Reseda on the rise.


HOW WOULD YOU SPEND $7.2 BILLION?

MESSAGE FROM COUNCILMEMBER BLUMENFIELD:

The City of Los Angeles’s budget for everything we do is approximately $7.2 billion. We are facing a $242 million structural deficit entering the next fiscal year which begins on July 1. A “structural deficit” fundamentally means that our expenses (money going out) are outpacing our revenue (money coming in). Because the City can’t continue to live beyond its means, I need your input on what is most important as the Council faces the tough budget decisions this year.

Please know that I will continue my concerted efforts to make City government more efficient, cost effective, transparent and rooted in performance measures and metrics.

However, despite ongoing successes in this realm, and more expected, the budget choices we have to make cannot be completely averted.

Please take the survey at blumenfield.lacity.org/budget_survey to let me know your budget priorities, thoughts and concerns for the upcoming budget.

Thank you,
Councilmember Bob Blumenfield
http://blumenfield.lacity.org/


RIDE RESEDA TAKES A BREAK

Ride Reseda takes a break this weekend as it is Easter Sunday.

Ride Reseda will resume it weekend ride on Sunday, April 27th and meet behind the CD3# Office at 9:00 AM. The route has not yet been determined. So break out your bicycle and other gear and join them on the 27th to get a little exercise and see parts of Reseda and surrounding communities that you not have seen before.


BIKE WEEK IS COMING SOON

Monday, May 12 through Sunday, May 18, 2014

Bike Week LA is an annual week of community events sponsored by Metro to promote bicycling as a sustainable and practical transportation mode. May is National Bike Month and Monday, May 12 through Sunday, May 18, 2014 is the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike to Work Week.

Bike Week LA 2014 activities include:

  • Fix your Bike workshops
  • Guided Rides led by experienced leaders
  • Pit Stops hosted by a variety of participants
  • Bike Local discounts offered at bike-friendly businesses from around LA County

See more at: http://www.metro.net/bikes/bike-week/bw-events/

Bike Week LA activities are open to everyone! Join us during Bike Week and see how easy it can be! Save the date on your calendar and get ready for a fun filled week!

Saturday, May 10, 2104-Get Ready to Fix Your Bike

Get ready for Bike Week by tuning up your bicycle starting Saturday, May 10. Learn to do it yourself! There are plenty of bicycle co-ops and shops around Los Angeles County where you can fix your bike or even build a new one – check the website for updates on events and resources

Sunday, May 11, 2014-Bicycling is for Everyone Celebration!

No plans for Mother’s Day?  Go on a bike ride with the whole family. Bicycling is the perfect family-friendly activity for a leisurely Sunday. Check the website for a list of events.

Monday, May 12, 2014-Kick-Off Bike Week LA

Once you get your bicycle in tip-top shape, join us at Union Station to kick-off Bike Week on Monday, May 12. Local and regional transportation agencies, bicycle advocacy groups and more will participate.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014-Blessing of the Bicycles

Join us at the Good Samaritan Hospital’s 11th Annual Blessing of the Bicycles on Tuesday, May 13. Enjoy some sweet treats and celebrate this year’s recipient of the Golden Spoke Award, an honor given every year to an individual who has improved bicycle safety in Los Angeles. Ride your bike to the 11th Annual Blessing of the Bicycles.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014-Guided Ride Day: Bike Lanes and More!

Wednesday will be all about riding. Join us for our Guided Ride Day on May 14 and experience Los Angeles County’s bicycle network. Bicycle lanes are sprouting up all over – so let us be your guide on a leisurely bike ride and tour of some of them.

Thursday, May 15, 2014-Bike to Work Day – Ride the Metro for Free

Give bicycling to work a try. With almost 100 “pit stops” offering refreshments across Los Angeles County, there is no excuse not to ride your bike to work. Take advantage of the Metro’s Bike to Work Day with anyone presenting their Bike or Helmet Rides Metro for Free.

Monday-Sunday, May 12-18-Bike Local

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