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Reseda Neighborhood Council Meetings & Happenings
Monday, March 2, 2015
Reseda Neighborhood Council General Meeting
City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s District Office
19040 Vanowen St.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
Monday, March 9, 2015
Mobility & Environment Committee Meeting
City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s District Office
19040 Vanowen St.
On Monday, February 23, The Reseda Neighborhood Council met at Council District #3.
The first item discussed was whether to accept the P:UM Committee’s recommendation to approve the project for 6912 to 6938 Reseda Blvd. to remove the existing buildings and built a Mixed use facility with 15,000 Sq. Ft of retail space and residential units consisting of 246 bedrooms in studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments. After discussion from the community and RNC Board Members, it was decided to support this project.
Also on the agenda was a presentation from a couple of groups that espoused raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next few years, the Board was unable to reach a majority vote pro or con, although the yea votes did out number the Nay votes. 5-0 with 5 Abstentions.
The Board voted to support the Citrus Sunday Campaign to collect fruit for local food banks that is headed up by Councilman Englander’s CD#12.
Be sure to come out and VOICE YOUR OPINION at the next RNC meeting on March 2.
See attached for menu.
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.
ELECTION DAY IS THIS TUESDAY!
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/
Need more information about the candidates and choices on your ballot? Try the non-partisan League of Women Voters Smart Voter Guide for more information http://www.smartvoter.org/
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 email@example.com.
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.
THE POWER OF COMMUNITY
LET’S SHOW SUPPORT TO OUR NEIGHBORING VALLEY COUNCIL
In a show of solidarity with one of our fellow Valley neighborhood councils, we share this ask for support from Mission Hills Neighborhood Council and urge everyone from the general area to go show the strength of communities sticking together when people need each other. Put this on your calendar and go get your car washed…
Plus – the Council is doing great work lately in Mission Hills. Let’s support ‘em!
RESEDA BUSINESS MIXER PLANNED FOR MARCH 24
If you are part of the Reseda business community, you are invited to a FREE Business Mixer on March 24. The Mixer will be held at the Everest College, 18040 Sherman Way, 5th floor begins at 6:00 PM.
This will be a great opportunity to connect with your fellow business community members and share knowledge and information about the current transformation beginning to take place in the Reseda Business District and how this will impact our collective future.
Bring your business cards to pass around as you introduce your business to the group.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-419-2513.
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 email@example.com.
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!
SECOND FUN-A-DAY KICKS OFF IN RESEDA IN MARCH
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 firstname.lastname@example.org I do these activities because I just want to paint.
THE FIRST CICLAVIA IN THE VALLEY ON SUNDAY MARCH 22
CicLAvia 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.