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Reseda Neighborhood Council Meetings & Happenings

Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:00 PM
Planning & Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee
West Valley PD Community Room
19020 Vanowen St.
Agenda <– click here

Monday, May 4, 2015
7:00 PM
Reseda Neighborhood Council
Council District #3
19040 Vanowen St.


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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.


IMPORTANT LOCATION CHANGE!

FREE BUSINESS MIXER

TOMORROW
TUESDAY, APRIL 28. 2015
6:00 pm
The original location, Everest College, unfortunately has closed its doors in the past 48 hours.

NEW LOCATION will be VEDC Business Source Center at 18645 Sherman Way #114 (West of Reseda at Capps).

Delicious snacks from GIO’s Fresh Mediterranean and beverages, plus valuable connecting with fellow local businesses will proceed as planned!

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If your business is in Reseda, whether storefront or home based, THIS is an opportunity to not only meet and greet owners, managers and workers from other Reseda Businesses, but is also an opportunity to take advantage of free advertising offered by the Reseda Business Directory and more.

Join us at:
VEDC Business Source Center at 18645 Sherman Way #114 (West of Reseda at Capps)

6:00 PM for snacks and mixing with other attendees, passing out your business cards and possibly setting up mutually beneficial alliances.

Please RSVP to Garth Carlson at 818-419-2513 or gcarlson@resedacouncil.org. to allow us to accommodate all of you.


CLEVELAND TEACHER ADDS SONDHEIM AWARD TO LONG LIST OF HONORS

Evelyn Seubert has long been known in LAUSD circles as a dynamic teacher who inspires her students at Cleveland High School.

Now, the rest of the country knows about her, too.

Seubert and a dozen other educators from around the country were honored in March as winners of the fifth annual Kennedy Center-Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teachers Awards. The award carries a $10,000 stipend for each of the teachers, who were nominated by their students and chosen by composer Stephen Sondheim for their “extraordinary impact on the lives of students.”
“Good teachers are touchstones to paths of achieving more than we might have otherwise accomplished, in directions we might not have gone,” Sondheim said in a statement.

Sondheim’s observation is an apt description of the influence that Seubert had on Quyen Nguyen Le, a Cleveland graduate who nominated her former teacher for the Sondheim award.

Quyen had never traveled before she went to Serbia as a 17-year-old student, representing the U.S. at the Youth Media Summit, an annual event that was co-founded by Seubert that empowers teens from around the world to brainstorm solutions to global issues.

That was just the first step for Quyen, who has since graduated with bachelor’s degrees in comparative literature and philosophy from the University of Southern California, and is now studying contemporary Latin American politics in Chile.

“Great teachers don’t tell you what to do; they create spaces that allow you to learn how,” Quyen wrote in her nomination essay. “Ms. Seubert trusted me with a responsibility no one had dared to give me before, the responsibility to create a learning space for myself.”

After working in the entertainment industry, Seubert changed careers and began teaching at Cleveland in 2000. She teaches television and video production in the school’s Media Academy, and her students’ films have won hundreds of awards, including two Emmys and the United Nations Human Rights Awards. She also co-founded the school’s Teen International Media Exchange Club, which also sends delegates to the annual Youth Media Summit.

“I love that I will be able to add the words ‘Kennedy Center’ and ‘Stephen Sondheim’ to my resume,” Seubert wrote in an email. “I love that I will be getting $10,000 to help advance our TIME/Summit program. But I mostly love that I have another opportunity to say, Fear not! The younger generation is filled with passion and determination, talent and persistence – and will see to it the future is better than the present.”


RIDE RESEDA AFTERNOON RIDE

Ride Reseda will be going for another evening ride this Saturday from 3:00-5:00 riding for a few miles. Since this is an afternoon ride, bright clothing should be worn, head/taillights, water, helmet are recommended. Meet at the Council District 3 office parking lot – Vanowen & Vanalden For more info, contact Joe @ 818 348-8884.

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Here’ some upcoming FUTURE RIDES, so mark your calendars

Car Free SFV Earth Day Event & Bike Ride

When: Sunday April 26; registration at 9:30 a.m., ride from 10:00 am- 12:30 p.m.
Where: L.A. River at Fulton and Valleyheart in Sherman Oaks (on the North side of Valleyheart)
Can you go car-free or car-light for one day? If so, take the Car Free SFV Earth Day Pledge and join the LACBC Valley Neighborhood Bike Ambassadors for the Earth Day Family Bike Ride. L.A. River Corp. will also host an Earth Day Eco-Scavenger Hunt.

15th Annual Los Angeles River Ride
When: Sunday, June 28; staggered start times beginning at 7 a.m.
Where: Start at the Autry Museum in Griffith Park or in Long Beach
Join one of 10 different rides along our beloved L.A. River to support the work of LACBC! Learn more and register: la-bike.org/riverride.

For more info about Ride Reseda, contact Joe @ 818 348-8884, email – recreationbyjoe@yahoo.com or ridereseda@gmail.com


HUGE EVENT FOR SENIORS TAKES PLACE TOMORROW!

SENIOR SYMPOSIUM 2015: JUST A DAY LEFT TO REGISTER

Senior Symposium 2015, the 7th installment of this annual event, is here! Please join us tomorrow, Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 8:00am to 2:30pm at the ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center for a day of great speakers, vendors,health screening (17)s,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. Those that register get a free lunch, continental breakfast and raffle tickets. 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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Blumenfield Community Budget Survey 2015-2016

Posted by Councilmember Bob Blumenfield at http://blumenfield.lacity.org/budget2015

While California’s economy continues to experience a slow recovery, the City of Los Angeles continues to be challenged by a $165 million deficit. Addressing the structural deficit could require either or both increasing revenue and decreasing City services. This means that some of the services that are important to you may not be delivered or may not be delivered as frequently.

Please know that I am very focused on improving efficiency, increasing accountability and transparency. While we continue to make progress on those fronts, the decisions inherent in the annual budget process cannot be mitigated by efficiency alone.

In order to help us make these tough decisions, please rank your budget priorities here: http://blumenfield.lacity.org/budget2015.

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SPEND $25 ON THE 25TH IN RESEDA

Spend $25 on the 25th is an ongoing program that encourages Reseda Stakeholders to spend some of their money for goods and services with a Reseda Business or Organization.If you do so, be sure to tell the person that waits on you that you are there and spending money to further the program. You should also ask if their organization gives a special price or discount.

Beforehand, open the Reseda Business Directory to see if they do and what discount or special price their offer is.

When you spend a dollar in Reseda, approximately 45 cents stays in Reseda or is returned to the community. If you spend it elsewhere , our community sees very little, if any.

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FIND OVER 2300 BUSINESSES TO KEEP YOUR SPENDING LOCAL

Whether you are in need of contacting local government, LAPD, or some other local phone number, one of the fastest ways besides calling 311 is to open the Reseda Business Directory on-line. Not only is it a directory of local businesses, but the front page has contacts for LAPD, City Attorney, Neighborhood Prosecutor and others. Go to http://www.resedacouncil.org/reseda-business-directory/  to check out this community resource.

Also, where available, email addresses, websites and Facebook pages may be listed.

This Directory lists over 2300 listing by category of good or services that they provide for the community. Whew available, category, name, address, phone, email, website and other social media are listed with active links.

In addition for those business that participate in the SHOPRESEDA CARD/Spend $25 On The 25th In Reseda programs, the discounts or special prices are listed. If they have the SHOPRESEDA Cards for distribution it is also listed.

Send us YOUR comments and suggestions to add or improve these listings. If you think that something should be added email us at newsletter@resedacouncil.org

CHECK IT OUT at http://www.resedacouncil.org/reseda-business-directory/


VACANT RESEDA NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL BOARD SEAT UP FOR ELECTION ON MAY 18 IN RESIDENTIAL CATEGORY

Reseda NC will hold an election at the General Board Meeting on May 18, 2015 to fill the vacancy in the category of Residential Stakeholder Boardmember left by Ms. Tamara Alcantara’s resignation, in accordance with the bylaws. Any qualified stakeholder may choose to run for the vacancy and there will be a vote (if necessary) at the Meeting. Should more than one eligible Stakeholder choose to run for the open seat, all eligible Stakeholders in attendance may vote.  Eligibility for the position is defined as: “Stakeholders who live within the RNC boundaries and who are at least 18 years of age or older.”

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