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Sherman Oaks Newsletter August 2018

Posted on 07/31/18

Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Newsletter August 2018
Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council proudly brings you all the news that’s FUN to print! See what's happening and get out and join in!

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In this month’s issue:
Free Movie – La La Land
Pre-Movie Entertainment by the River Oaks Chorus
Did You Feel the Heat?
SONC Board Meeting
August Newsletter
Let’s Hear About Your Group’s Event
Youth Members Added to SONC Board

Jonathan Gold's Last Meal
Free Book for Kids at Barnes & Noble
Public Safety

Real Time Data on Crime, Traffic, and Air Quality
Free Kids Club at Sherman Oaks Galleria
SONC Traffic and Transportation Committee
Farmers Markets
Cool Off at the Beach

Metro's Plan for the Sepulveda Pass!
Free National Park Pass for 4th Grade Families
Homeless Outreach Committee
Free Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Gene
The Nethercutt Museum
Summer Swimming Fun
Pool Safety for Kids
SWIMLA
Free Opera
Finance Committee
Mosquito Alert
National Night Out

Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian
Play and Create Summer Art Series and Contest
Men of All Ages Who Love Singing 4-Part Harmony
SONC Government Affairs Committee
Telephone Town Hall with Congressman Brad Sherman
Walk With a Doc
Cars Speeding on Your Street?
Partial Closing of Benedict Canyon

SONC Green and Beautification Committee
Helicopter Noise

Save the Drop!
Off the 405
Report Non-Emergency Crimes
About SONC
Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM)
Does Your Street Need Speed Humps?
Concerts on the Green
Travel Town Railroad Museum
Programs at the Sherman Oaks Library
Special Events at the Sherman Oaks Library
At the Skirball Leonard Bernstein at 100
Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

At the Skirball – The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited
Other Programs at the Skirball
Museum of the San Fernando Valley
Sidewalk Repair
Potholes Will be Filled This Month
Senior Programs
Calendar of Meetings and Events



 

FREE MOVIE – La La Land

 
The SONC Summer Series concludes this month. Again this year your Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council is screening FREE MOVIES in the PARK. Movies are being shown at the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park on the last Saturdays of the summer months – Wonder Woman and Coco were enjoyed by hundreds of families in June and July. LA LA Land will close out the summer season on August 25th. Invite your friends and neighbors. Enjoy pre-movie activities. Bring the family and have a picnic dinner 6PM. The movies will begin at dusk. Put La La Land on your calendar now–Saturday, August 25th. See you there. SONC website: www.shermanoaksnc.org
 
 
 
Pre-Movie Entertainment by the River Oaks Chorus
 
Come hear the River Oaks Chorus sing for us before La La Land 6pm Saturday August 25. The River Oaks Chorus is an organization for women who love to sing songs from Broadway, Pop, Traditional, and standards from the Great American Songbook in four-part harmony. The River Oaks Chorus of Sherman Oaks won the Sweet Adelines Region 11 2018 Competition 2nd Place Small Chorus! Would you like to join the chorus? For more info go to www.riveroakschorus.com.
 
Did You Feel the Heat?
On Friday July 6 we set a new record here in Sherman Oaks! It was 119 degrees and we were the hottest spot in the country! That hot weather is still here.
If you don’t have a cool place to go to, the City has a cooling center right here in Sherman Oaks. Sherman Oaks Recreation Center / East Valley Adult Center, 5060 Van Nuys Bl. Bring snacks and something to read or do and just enjoy the air conditioning.
 
SONC Board Meeting
 
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council will not meet in August. Our next meeting is scheduled for September 17. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda.
 
August Newsletter

This August newsletter has 56 articles with more than 100 local activities for August and was emailed to 19,400 subscribers. It was sent through NextDoor and through SONC's website. We recommend signing up on the website's "mailing list" and reading it with your browser. You are welcome to reprint any portion of this newsletter under one condition; reprints must include "This is reprinted from the SONC Newsletter. Go to www.shermanoaksnc.org to read the full issue." Send any comments or questions to rziff@shermanoaksnc.org.
 
Let’s Hear About Your Group’s Event

Is your group having an event? We’ll be glad to include it in this monthly newsletter that goes to over 19,400 Sherman Oaks families. Email the information to us by the third week of a month to be included in the following month’s newsletter. rziff@shermanoaksnc.org.
Youth Members Added to SONC Board
 
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council will be adding two youth members to its board. These members will be chosen by the board and serve one year terms. To qualify youth candidates must be high school students who live in Sherman Oaks or attend high school in Sherman Oaks; have a 2.5 grade average; and have the permission of their parents and school. The deadline to apply is September 15. For more information or to apply send email to rziff@shermanoaksnc.org.
 
 
 
Jonathan Gold's Last Meal
Sadly, LA Times restaurant and food writer, Jonathan Gold (57) has. Gold was the first restaurant writer to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. Gold looked for the joy in eating LA's mosaic of ethnic foods. He delighted his readers with expansive prose for more than 40 years. Gold's 101 Best Restaurants in LA has been made public by LA Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong and his wife Michele. It's well worth a read. You can access it for free at http://ballots.latimes.com/lists/101-best-restaurants-jonathan-gold/
Jonathan’s last meal in the hospital ICU was a Pastrami Sandwich from Langer's Deli. In the final edition of his book he recognized four great restaurants right around us. Here they are:
 
Girasol 11334 Moorpark St, Studio City, (818) 924-2323, 5-10pm Tues-Sunday, Califoria Cuisine with farmers market vegetables and fresh herbs.
 
Asanebo 11941 Ventura Blvd, Studio City (818) 760-3348. Tues-Sun 6-10pm. Japanese Cuisine and Sushi
 
Kobee Factory and Syrian Kitchen 14110 Oxnard St (818) 909-2593 10am-8pm 7 days. Just like it says – Syrian Food to delight by chef Wawa Ghreir.
 
Bellweather 13251 Ventura Blvd Studio City (818) 285-8184, eclectic cuisine including Patty Melt, Charred Octopus, Stuffed Squash Blossoms, Tempura Cauliflower in fish sauce, and Strawberry Shortcake.
 

Free Book for Kids at Barnes & Noble

  1. Stop at Barnes & Noble and get a Summer Reading Journal. Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal (English or Español). Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
  2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store by September 3rd, 2018.
  3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.
Public Safety


The SONC Public Safety committee is focused on the safety of our neighborhoods and what we can do on an ongoing basis to improve the overall safety of our stakeholders. As we all know, crime continues to plague our neighborhoods. Come join the conversation about where these crimes take place and what you can do as a member of the community to make a difference. We also discuss Public Safety topics currently making their way through the Public Safety Committee of Los Angeles City Council, and any role Sherman Oaks can play in the outcome of these topics. This Committee is Co-Chaired by Kristin Sales (kristin.sales.sonc@gmail.com) and Melissa Menard (melissa.menard.sonc@gmail.com). No meeting in August.
 
Real Time Data on Crime, Traffic, and Air Quality
 
The team from Crosstown, a non-profit news organization from USC, made a presentation to the SONC on July 9 and invited Sherman Oaks residents to use their data to see how LA neighborhoods are impacted by traffic, crime and air quality. You can sign up for their newsletter by visiting the site at xtown.la. And you can also learn which LA freeway is the most dangerous and the safest by going to https://xtown.la/2018/07/08/whats-the-most-dangerous-freeway-in-la/. Have any questions about the data for Sherman Oaks? Write to them at askus@xtown.la
 
 
 
Free Kids Club at Sherman Oaks Galleria
 
Galleria Kids Club, a 30 minute show and kids activities 11 AM Saturdays August 4, 11, 18, and 25.
 
SONC Traffic and Transportation Committee
 
Our recent accomplishments include: Presenting a list of EV charging locations to LA DWP. Added bike racks at the library. We hosted a Panel about the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project. For more information contact Avo Babian at Avo.Babian.SONC@gmail.com The committee will not meet in August.
 
Farmers Markets
Farmers Markets are a great place to find fresh fruits and vegetables that are days fresher, seasonal, and some unusual varieties. These markets are within easy driving distance of Sherman Oaks.
One Generation Encino 17400 Victory Sundays 8am-1pm
Kaiser Panorama City 13652 Cantara St Weds 8:30am-1:30pm
Northridge Fashion Center 9301 Tampa Weds 5pm-9pm
Sherman Oaks Fashion Square 14000 Riverside Dr Tues 3pm-7pm
Studio City Ventura Place Sunday 8am-2pm
 

 
Cool Off at the Beach
Did you know the County of LA runs a bus from the Valley to Santa Monica Beach and back 3 times a day, 365 days a year. Take the Orange Line to Warner Center Station to connect with the Topanga/Beach Bus. Get the schedule at https://beachbus.org/.
The fare is only $1, Seniors & disabled 50 cents.
Metro's Plan for the Sepulveda Pass!
 
Decisions will be made in the next 18 months that will affect how you live through construction for the next 20 years. These decisions will decide how your great-great-grandchildren will travel LA for the next century. This is the only time to let your voice be heard.
 
To gather information for the SepulvedaTransitCorridorproject, Metro is conducting a short online survey to understand more about those who use the 405 freeway, Sepulveda Boulevard, canyon roads and other routes between the San Fernando Valley, the Westside, LAX, and the South Bay.Take the survey at https://sur-vey.typeform.com/to/bQV8eD
 
Free National Park Pass for 4th Grade Families
The National Park Service is offering free passes again this year. Go to https://everykidinapark.gov/. If you have a child in the 4th grade, your family is eligible for a Free 1 year National Parks Annual Pass. All others pay $80. The pass admits a car full of people to a National Park. If you have a 4th grader, take advantage of this free program.
 
Homeless Outreach Committee
Meets Aug 1 6:30-8pm at the Senior Center. Last month the committee voted on locations for affordable housing and sent them on to the Board, where they were approved. Sherman Oaks is the first community in the city to do this.
 
Free Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Gene
There is a new study that offers free testing to identify genetic markers for carrying a BRCA (BReastCAncer) genetic mutation. BFOR, BRCA Founder Outreach Study, is an independent research initiative to increase access to testing for women and men age 25 or older with at least one grandparent of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) ancestry. This group is at least 10 times more likely to inherit BRCA mutations. Most of those at risk do not know they carry the gene. The testing is offered at no cost to the participant and provides patients, families, and their doctors with knowledge that can reduce cancer risks and improve outcomes for those who carry the gene. For more information go to www.bforstudy.com or call (833)600-BFOR.
 
The Nethercutt Museum

The Nethercutt Museum is filled with treasures covering four floors. Foremost is a collection of beautifully restored antique, classic automobiles. They are showcased in an exquisite re-creation of an opulent automotive grand salon of the 1920's. An amazing collection of automobile mascots, antique furniture, clocks and watches, and one of the world’s finest collections of Mechanical Musical Instruments are displayed in the music room. Autos from the 1910's, 20’s and 30’s include Duesenbergs, Cadillacs, Isotta- Fraschini, Delahaye, Minvera, Renault, Maybach, many more.


The collection of mechanical musical instruments includes Reproducing Pianos, Nickelodeons, Cylinder & Disc Music Boxes, Orchestrions and the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. Admission is free. 9AM-4:30PM Tuesday- Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday, some holiday weekends, and rainy days. Call for free reservations.

The Nethercutt Museum:
15151 Bledsoe Street
Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 364-6464
info@nethercuttcollection.org
www.nethercuttcollection.org
 
 
 
Summer Swimming Fun
You don’t have to go to the beach or have a pool if you want to cool off here in the Valley. There are public pools waiting for you.
Hansen Dam Aquatic Center. Pool facilities holds 2800 swimmers, has two water slides, has a sandy beach entry into the pool. Admission Adults $3.50, 17 & under $1, Senior $1. Adjacent 9 acre lake has fishing, boating, pedal boats. 11798 Foothill Blvd.
Rose Bowl Aquatics Center. In the Arroyo Seco. Two separate pools for recreation and competition. Admission Adults $2, 17 and under $1. Adjacent take out restaurant. 360 N Arroyo Blvd
Verdugo Aquatic Center in Burbank. Pool with an aquatic playground in the middle of a pool. Admission Adults $10, 55 & over $9, age 3-17 $5, age 2 & under free, $2 extra for activity pool. 3201 W Verdugo Ave, Burbank
Valley College 5800 Fulton 818-778-5644.
San Fernando Regional Pool 300 Park Ave, San Fernando 818-256-2033
Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Park. Admission Adults $3.50, 17 and under $1, Seniors $1, Youth Summer Pass $10 for all summer. 14201 Huston St, Sherman Oaks
 
Pool Safety for Kids
Did you know that Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children ages 1-4? This Summer 300 kids in SoCal will drown and 2000 more will be hospitalized. Stay Close, Be Alert and Watch. Here are a few tips for a safer summer:
Safety Tips
1) Always watch your children and never leave them unattended
2) Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings
3) Have a cell phone close at all times
4) If a child is missing, check the pool first
5) Share safety information with family, friends, and neighbors
6) Don’t allow adults who have been drinking alcohol in the pool area
Learn and Practice Water Safety Skills
1)
Learn to swim
2) Know how to perform CPR on children and adults
3) Understand the basics of lifesaving so that you can assist in a pool emergency
Have the Right Equipment
1)
Install a fence around the perimeter of the pool and spa at least four feet high
2) Use self-closing and self-latching gates
3) Ensure all pools and spas have compliant drain covers
4) Install a door alarm from the house to the pool area
5) Maintain pool and spa covers in working order
 
SWIMLA
In 10 years, Los Angeles will welcome the world as the host of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Leading up to the Games, Mayor Garcetti has set a goal to create a healthier Los Angeles by offering more health and wellness activities for LA kids. This includes increasing participation in sports and recreation, starting with SwimLA because every child deserves the opportunity to learn how to swim. Swim lessons for kids age 4 to 17 and adults 18 and over are being offered at Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Park in 2 week segments all summer. Cost is $40 for each 2 week session. Call (818)783-6721 for information.
Free Opera
Free Opera in the Valley! LA Opera Off Grand presents a live performance on the big screen. Placido Domingo in Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi. You can pay $100-$450 a ticket downtown or see it in the Valley for FREE! Subtitles in English & Spanish. Sponsored by LA County Supervisor Sheila Keuehl. Saturday September 22 at El Cariso Park in Sylmar. 13100 Hubbard St. Gates open at 4pm, show starts at 6pm.
Finance Committee
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Finance Committee needs new members. The committee decides how the council will spend its money. Are you a CPA, someone who wants to see money well spent, or do you just like to spend it? We need your help. Finance Committee meets the 4th Thursday of most months, but will not meet in August. Email to volunteer or get more information rziff@shermanoaksnc.org.
Mosquito Alert
The Aedes Mosquitoes have spread to the Valley. These insects can spread Zika, West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever, and Yellow Fever. Since 2015 120 people have caught Zika and more than 650 people have been infected with West Nile Virus in LA County. Dump any stagnant water now; the life you save could be your own. If there is an abandoned swimming pool in your neighborhood, report it to the LA County Health Department by calling (213)240-7941orcall211.
 
National Night Out
Meet and greet your Sherman Oaks LAPD Senior Lead Officers, Trent Berry and Jose Saldana. Tuesday August 7, 6-8 pm. Ask your questions, get to know these officers, and share a free hot dog and a coke. At Ralphs Hazeltine and Ventura Blvd.
 
Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian
 
Join our State Assemblymember, Adrin Nazarian for three events:
1) Water Day Friday August 17 8:30am-11am at the Japanese Garden at Lake Balboa. RSVP at (818) 376-4246
2) Government Day Saturday August 18 10am-1pm at the Panorama City Mall.
-Office of State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian
-Los Angeles Public Library
-LA County Department of Mental Health
-LA County Environmental Health
-LA Department of Building and Safety
-LA County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services
-Office of Congressman Tony Cardenas
-Office of Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin
-Office of Los Angeles Councilmember Nury Martinez
3) Annual Labor Day BBQ Monday September 3 – Watch the Sherman Oaks September Newsletter for more information.
 
 
 
 
Play and Create Summer Art Series and Contest
 
Free art classes! Experience art in a whole new way! Help create our Summer Art Mural, reconnect with a creative workout, design your own succulents, spinart, slimemaking, and more. Enter for your chance to win the opportunity to leave your mark on Sherman Oaks plus a $250 Westfield Gift Card and more. Submissions due by August 11, 2018. Awards Ceremony August 16. Westfield Fashion Square is sponsoring the summer of art including the contests and great free events for all ages. For more info go to Westfield.com/fashionsquare or https://www.facebook.com/events/225254794948676/.
 
Men of All Ages Who Love Singing 4-Part Harmony

If you love this kind of singing, you are welcome to join in. The Valley Harmony Singers meet every Monday night at 7pm. These guys are always in perfect harmony!
Mondays 7PM at the Social Hall
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
14646 Sherman Way,Van Nuys
(1-1/2 blocks west of Van Nuys Blvd, on the south side of the street) For more information please call 818-994-SING(7464)
SONC Government Affairs Committee
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) has started a Government Affairs Committee. The committee will analyze new City Ordinances and State Laws that are proposed and recommend changes and opinions to SONC Next meeting Monday August 6 6:30pm Planning an election information night for October. Would you like to work on this committee? Email rziff@shermanoaksnc.org.
Telephone Town Hall with Congressman Brad Sherman
You are invited to join a “Telephone Town Hall” on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 7:00PM. A Telephone Town Hall operates like a large conference call where you will have a chance to hear Brad’s opening remarks and then ask questions on any issues facing Congress. On Tuesday August 7 at 7PM call 1-877-229-8493 and enter PIN 13402
Over the years, Congressman Sherman has held more than 200 town hall meetings in the San Fernando Valley. They are an excellent opportunity for him to listen to what’s on the minds of Valley residents and to respond to questions.
 
Walk With a Doc
Join UCLA Health physicians for a healthy stroll on the first Saturday of each month. Walking benefits include: a sharper brain, easing aches & pains, better mood, lower risk of cancer, stringer heart, lower risk of diabetes, live longer. UCLA Health at the Village at Westfield Topanga, 6344 Topanga Canyon Blvd, meet at the Koi pond. 8am-9am Aug 4, Sept 1, Oct 6, Nov 3, and Dec 1. For more info go to uclahealth.org/walkwithadoc.
 
Cars Speeding on Your Street?
Councilmember Ryu has purchased "Slow Down and Share the Road"signs for the community. You are invited to stop by the office to grab a couple of signs for your neighborhood, if you experience a lot of speeding. 14930 Ventura Blvd #210. Call ahead before coming (818)728-9924.
 
Partial Closing of Benedict Canyon
 
LA DWP will be replacing a water pipeline on Benedict Canyon at Liebe Drive. Benedict Canyon will be closed to traffic between Mulholland and Hutton Drive from 9am to 9pm Monday-Friday and 9am to 6pm on scheduled Saturdays through Nov. 30. Residents, designated visitors, deliveries and emergency vehicles will be allowed access. For more information, visit www.ladwp.com/benedictcanyon
 
SONC Green and Beautification Committee
 
Are you interested in helping beautify Ventura Blvd to make it more beautiful, and more walkable. Join us for our next Green and Beautification meeting in September at Sherman Oaks Library. We will be discussing LA River path development, BID creation, Planning a Garden Tour, and dealing with Sidewalk Tree issues. Next meeting will be in September. Contact Avo Babian at Avo.Babian.SONC@gmail.com
 
Save the Drop!
 
In the middle of summer, it is important that we all play our part to conserve water. LADWP’s Landscape Incentive Program encourages residents and businesses to replace turf grass with a sustainable landscape, including California friendly plants, mulch, permeable pathways, rain capturing features and drip irrigation. Currently, residential customers can receive $2.00 per square foot for up to 1,500 square feet of lawn replaced. For more details on all available rebates: http://savethedropla.com/save-the-drop/ladwp-rebates
 
Helicopter Noise
 
The Federal Aviation Administration has sponsored a new website and hotline to complain about low-flying helicopters in Los Angeles County. The complaint system will allow residents of Los Angeles county to track local helicopter flights, as well as identify any aircraft producing excessive noise. You can file your complaint online. Find out how at http://heli-noise-la.com/how-to-use/ or file by calling (424) 348-HELI (4354).
 
Off the 405
The Getty Center is offering FREE Saturday night concerts. #405 Freeway or Sepulveda Blvd to The Getty.
Sat August 25 6pm Combo Chimbita – Latin Music
Sat September 15 6pm Vagabon – Indie Pop Music
 
Report Non-Emergency Crimes
 
You can now report non-emergency crimes for such crimes as harassing phone calls, illegal dumping, lost property and vandalism. Reports can be made at www.lapdonline.org.
 
AboutSONC

The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council is the first level of your city government. We are not a homeowner's association or a club; we are an important part of your city government. We are here to bridge the gap between you and City Hall. Board members are elected by the public and serve without pay. Do you have a city related question or problem? Contact us by using the contact form on our website, www.shermanoaksnc.org, or call (818)503-2399. Board meetings are at Sherman Oaks Elementary School Auditorium, 14780 Dickens St, 6:30PM the 2nd Monday evening of most months. All meetings are open to the public. The Council files "Community Impact Statements" (CIS) with the City Council on important pending issues. If you miss a meeting you can read the CIS or the minutes on the website after they have been approved the following month.
 
Do you live in Sherman Oaks Area 5 or belong to a community group or church in Area 5 and have time to serve on the SONC? If you do, we would like to talk with you. Area 5 is between the 101 Freeway on the North, Hazeltine Ave on the West, Ventura Blvd on the South, and in the 91423 ZIP Code. Email rziff@shermanoaksnc.org.
 
Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM)

The Vision Committee has been conducting a study of METRO’s proposed Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project and how it may impact the built environment and zoning of Sherman Oaks. This committee will not meet in August.
The PLUM  Committee meets at the Sherman Oaks Library. The IMT/Sunkist project was approved in committee and will be  presented to the Board on September 17. This committee will not meet in August. For more information contact Jeff Kalban at Jeff.Kalban.SONC@gmail.com
 
Does Your Street Need Speed Humps?

The City Council restarted the Speed Hump Program after an eight-year pause. When LADOT opened up an on-line application process last fall, the overwhelming response request allocations filled within two hours of the link going “live.” Staff capped requests at 486 locations to provide adequate review, and found 117 locations feasible for installation. The Speed Hump Application period opens twice ayear. Applications can be filed online starting 8AM September 12, 2018. Get your information ready now so you can file in the first few minutes. Only 30 applications will be allowed per council district. Of those 2 will be chosen and completed in about a year. For complete instructions on how to request Speed Humps go to http://ladot.lacity.org/how-do-i/request-speed-humps. It is a 3 step process. Read the information page now. You will need a person that is willing to coordinate the process as a liaison for your block. You will need to get 50% of the people on your block to agree to the installation. Get the commitments now. You will be required to do the first 2 steps online and the available applications will be filled within a few minutes. After you have done the first 2 steps the Department will do the third. Note two things 1) You are not guaranteed to have your request filled 2) The city installs Speed Humps not Speed Bumps. “Bumps” are the small bumps used in parking lots; “Humps” are the larger things you see in a street.
 
Concerts on the Green
Bring your blanket and a picnic dinner for FREE Sunday Night concerts at Warner Center Park.
Aug 5 5:30pm Featured Bostyx, David Victor formerly with Boston & Styx.
Aug 12 5:30pm Featured The Long Run-Experience the Eagles
Aug 19 5:30pm Featured Who’s Bad-The Ultimate Michael Jackson
Warner Center Park
5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Woodland Hills
Concert FREE. Parking in the structure $15 donation to Valley Cultural Center
 
Travel Town Railroad Museum
 
The northwest corner of Griffith Park is the destination for train enthusiasts and curious kids. Travel Town, open all week, is full of historic rail stock like an 1880 Southern Pacific locomotive and an 1881 Union Pacific caboose; the museum also expertly explains how the railroads helped build Southern California. Lovers of things that go choo-choo should be sure to visit the park on a Sunday, when the neighboring Los Angeles Live Steamers section is open for railheads. Take the #134 Freeway to the Forest Lawn exit. Free admission.
Monday through Friday - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday - 10:00am to 5:00pm
For information call 323-662-5874
 
Programs at the Sherman Oaks Library
 
For Preschoolers: stories, fingerplays, songs, and more! This story time is perfect for children two and under. Mondays & Weds 10-10:30AM
Star Reader: Come share the joy of reading and story telling for kids with our STAR volunteer reader Sherman Oaks Library Mondays 2-3:30PM, Star Reader Weds 2:30-4PM, Thursdays 1-3PM
Craft: Join us for various crafts and activities! Call for specific details. Ages 4+ Weds 4-5PM, Teens & Tweens Tues 4PM
Adult Coloring: Explore your creative side! Come color with us! Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 PM, Thursdays 2-4PM Sherman Oaks Library
Mindfulness Meditation Fridays 11AM-Noon
Reiki Fridays 12:15pm
Stress Relief Techniques Fridays 2PM
Memory Training Weds 1-3pm
Special Events at the Sherman Oaks Library
Harry Potter Party Weds Aug 1 4pm all ages
Movies for Kids Fri Aug 3 Paddington 2
Treasury of Short Stories Aug 8 6:30-8pm – adults
Social Security & Retirement Seminar Thurs Aug 9 6pm
Used Book Sale Sat Aug 11 9:30-1:30
Hearing Loss – adults Sat Aug 25 9:30am
 
At the Skirball Leonard Bernstein at 100
A celebration of the life and work of Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990), the great American composer and conductor who dedicated his life to making classical music a vibrant part of American culture. Leonard was known as “The Renaissance man of American music.” This is the most comprehensive retrospective of Bernstein’s life and career ever staged in a museum setting. To explore the many facets of Bernstein’s life, this exhibition of over 150 objects will include photographs, personal items, papers, scores, correspondence, costumes, furniture, and audio and video recordings. Featured objects on display will include Bernstein’s conductor baton, his first childhood piano, the desk used to compose WestSide Story, handwritten scoresheets for songs from WestSide Story, including “America,” “Tonight,” and “Maria,” and Bernstein’s handwritten Harvard study notebook from 1939. Now through September 2, 2018. Open Tues-Friday Noon-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm, closed Mon. Free admission on Thurs. Closed July 4, Yom Kippur Sept 19, Thanksgiving, Christmas.
 
Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair
 
The Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair is a free family event that just might save your life, your pet’s life, or the life of a loved one.
Exhibits, demonstrations, speakers, Bloodmobile, pet preparedness. Free parking, free lunch, free admission.
Register at the event or faster online at www.valleydistaterfair.com.
Saturday September 29 9am-1:30pm
Northridge Fashion Center
9400 Shirley Ave at Plummer
At the Skirball – The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited through September 2
 
Featuring more than 100 objects and 25 historic puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Ernie and Bert, Grover, and other popular favorites— The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited illuminates Henson’s unique contributions to the moving image. Along with a talented team of designers, performers, and writers, Henson created an unparalleled body of work that continues to delight and inspire people of all ages to create a kinder and gentler world. Open Tues-Friday Noon-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm, closed Mon. Free admission on Thurs. Closed July 4, Yom Kippur Sept 19, Thanksgiving, Christmas.
Other Programs at the Skirball
For a complete Skirball calendar go to www.skirball.org/calendar
 
Museum of the San Fernando Valley
 
The Museum has conducted over 50 interviews with valley residents that come from all walks of life including actors, cowboys, WWII veterans, policemen, firemen, housewives, teachers, entertainment executives and much more. Become part of the legacy of the San Fernando Valley. Contact the museum, fill out a questionnaire and be approved for an interview. The Museum will come to you. Interviews may be for one person or a group for 15 min to one hour. For more information on the Oral Histories program, please contact Michel Stevens at 818-347-9665 or info@TheMuseumSFV.org

Sidewalk Repair

Does the sidewalk in front of your home or business need repair? The city is fixing sidewalks, but it’s a 30 year program. If you want to repair the sidewalk now, the city will share the cost and give you a rebate of up to $10,000 for residential & commercial properties. Get the info at http://www.sidewalks.lacity.org/ click on "rebates." Be sure to do this before you start work to get the details and qualify to get your rebate.


Potholes Will be Filled This Month

Thanks to all who emailed to give us their favorite potholes. This month the Department of Street Services will be filling the holes that you reported. This is our last pothole filling event this year. We are now collecting locations for our next filling event in February 2019. Let’s make Sherman Oaks pothole free! In order to get the right spots fixed we need the address in front of the pothole, for intersections – the names of both streets, for alleys – the names of all 4 surrounding streets. Send us the locations – we'll get the holes fixed. Go to our website www.shermanoaksnc.org; click on “Contact us”; and type in the information.


Senior Programs
Thrive, Preparing for Life’s Next Act
City Attorney Mike Feuer invites you to a a FREE special event: "Thrive, Preparing for Life's Next Act!" City Attorney Mike Feuer will moderate a lively panel discussion with legendary actor/singer James Darren, a top gerontologist from Cedars-Sinai, a VP/MSW from WISE & Healthy Aging and a deputy from the City Attorney's Office on scams, online safety and legal issues. Refreshments will be served, RSVP is required!! Please email an RSVP to: atty.rsvp@lacity.org or call: (213) 978-806. It will be at: Temple Judea 5429 Lindley Ave. Tarzana, 91356 Please RSVP for this special event and mark your calendars for Sunday, August 12th at 2pm!
Hoedown!
 
Line Dance, Two Step, and Square Dance to live music by the Dalehoppers and Kafiddlehoppers Band. Sunday September 2,
 6-9pm. Western attire encouraged but not required. Wilkinson Center, 8956 Vanalden, Northridge. Admission with grub $15. Admission no grub $10. For more info call Terry Parks 818-996-0974.
 
Hope Connection Bereavement Groups
HOPE Connection is a non-profit organization. The groups, facilitated by licensed therapists, have been offered to the community for more than 35 years. The following are on-going community grief support groups:
 
Laemmle Theaters Senior Pricing Specials
 
$6 tickets every Weekday for shows starting before 6pm, Monday through Friday. Also, Senior Concessions Combo; Small Popcorn & Fountain Drink for $5, available anytime. The Laemmle Theatres 310-478-8989.
 
Prime Time for Seniors
 
Lifehouse church hosts seniors from 14 different churches from a variety of denominations in the Valley for lunch at a modest price, and see free Christian programs, musicians, videos and entertainment. Prime Time meets every Wednesday (except summer) at 10:30am for coffee, snacks, and fellowship. The programs begin at 11:00am, followed by lunch. The church will also pay for Uber rides, if needed. For more information 818-885-6861 or cell 818-632-8237
Lifehouse Church
18355RoscoeBlvdinNorthridge
(across the street from Northridge Hospital and one block East of Reseda Blvd).
 
Make New Friends While Enjoying Lunch
 
Golden Age Social Group is open to the public over 50. Bring a sandwich and come eat with some new found friends. Entertaining program follows.
Tuesdays from noon till 2pm
First United Methodist Church of Reseda
18120 Saticoy St, Reseda.
818-344-7135
 
Spring Chickens Senior Improv Group
Every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30pm
Do you like to perform for family and friends? Join this established group to develop your improve and performance skills and meet new friends at the same time! New participants must audition. The monthly class fee is $5
Balboa Sports Center
17015 Burbank Blvd in Encino
818-756-9642
 
Read and Talk About Books
 
Meet the first and third Tuesday of every month from 10:30am to Noon. The ONE generation book club. For information call 818-705-2345
ONE Generation Senior Center
18255 Victory Blvd, Reseda
LA Dept of Aging
Get an Emergency Alert Response System (EARS) for free! Just push a button and help is on the way! Apply to qualify at East Valley Adult Center, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd. (818)981-1284.
Other programs from the Dept of Aging: In-Home Assistance & Services, Care Management, Legal Assistance, Nutrition Services, Transportation, Health Screenings. LA Dept of Aging (800) 510-2020.
Metro Tap Cards for Seniors

Get discounted fares for seniors on Metro buses and trains. Ride all the way with transfers for only 35 cents during off peak hours. Get discounted fares during peak hours. Get application online at taptogo.net or call (866)827-8646 or email reducedfare@metro.net.
Senior Center Activities
Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center (SOEVAC)
(Building C/#135)
5056 Van Nuys Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818) 386-9674
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
 
August Activities for Seniors, Ages 50+: Senior Exercise; Tai Chi; Guided Meditation; Acting/Improvisation; Acting/Scene Study Workshops; Recycled Arts and Crafts; Canasta; Shuffleboard; Karaoke; Line Dancing; Duplicate Bridge; Intermediate Bridge; Table Tennis; Tuesday Flicks and much more!! New Jewelry Class continues in August, on Fridays.
 
Free Movies at SOEVAC 5056 Van Nuys Blvd. in Bldg. C/Lobby
Tuesdays 12:30pm
August 07 MRS. DOUBTFIRE COMEDY 1993
August 14 TEARS OF THE SUN ACTION/THRILLER 2003
August 21 NOTORIOUS ROMANCE/DRAMA 1946
August 28- DRAGON HEART action/adventure/fantasy 1996
August Special Events for Seniors, Ages 50+:
 
Senior Summer Step and Stride
Tuesdays, Aug 7- Aug 28 4:45-5:45 p.m.
Locations to walk: Outside track (when weather permits) or inside building C-Rooms 1-3 (if it is too hot outside).
Meet new friends, have a fun time walking together, while burning some calories, uplifting your mood and staying healthy.
*Emergency form must be on file with staff prior to this activity. Donations are welcome.
 
Location for both Special Events listed below: Building C (#135)/Rm. #137
Bring a friend or more, and join us for lots of fun:
*Friday, 8/10/18 Karaoke Night: 6:00-9:00 pm Suggested donation: $2.00. Choose from a wide variety of song selections. Sing some oldies, but goodies, and some newer ones too. Individual and group singing. Light Refreshments. Please call ahead to reserve a space. (818) 386-9674
 
Tuesday Aug 21 Day Trip to the Autrey Museum. Reservations Call (818) 981-1284 ext 231 Mon 12:30-2, Weds & Thurs 10am-1pm. Cost $20. Does not include lunch.

*Friday, 8/24/18 Game Night: 6:00-9:00 pm Suggested donation: $2.00/person. Fun-filled evening with games, food, contests, and prizes. Favorite games, including: Boggle, Checkers, Chess, Farkle, Scrabble, Trivia Games, Backgammon, Kings On The Corner, Ping Pong and more will be played. We will teach you if you don't know how to play, or if you need a reminder. Please call ahead to reserve a space.
For more information on any of these activities and special events, please call (818) 386-9674, or contact the SOEVAC Recreation Facility Director, Katie O'Kelley-Hendricks, by e-mail:
katie.okelley-hendricks@lacity.org
or Center Staff: shermanoakseastvalley.adultcenter@lacity.org
August Special Events for Seniors, Ages 50+:
Location for all events listed: Building C (#135)/ Rm.#137
*Must enter from parking lot on Hartsook/VanNuys.
Bring a friend or more, and join us for lots of fun:
*Friday, Karaoke Night: 6:00-9:00pm Suggested donation:$2.00.Choose from a wide variety of song selections. Sing some oldies, but goodies, and some newer ones too. Individual and group singing. Light Refreshments. Please call ahead to reserve a space.(818)386-9674

For more information on any of these activities and special events, please call (818)386-9674, or contact the SOEVAC Recreation Facility Director, Katie O'Kelley-Hendricks, by e-mail:
katie.okelley-hendricks@lacity.org
or Center Staff: shermanoakseastvalley.adultcenter@lacity.org
 
Need a Ride to the Senior Center?
 
The center offers door-to-door service to get you to the Center or to Medical Appointments. The LA City Ride program will provide the ride. You have to be a LA resident, 65 or older, disabled. Rides are given Monday–Friday 8am to 4pm. Usually 2 weeks notice is required; so call as so as you make your doctor’s appointment (818) 981-1284Ext223.
 
Bingo
 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting at 10:30am
Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd, South of Magnolia Blvd. in Sherman Oaks
 
Calendar of Meetings and Events
Aug 1 Harry Potter Party
Aug 3 Movie Paddington 2
Aug 4 Galleria Kids Club
Aug 4 Walk With a Doc
Aug 5 Concert on the Green
Aug 6 SONC Government Affairs Committee
Aug 7 Movie Mrs Doubtfire
Aug 7 Congressman Brad Sherman Telephone Town Hall
Aug 7 National Night Out
Aug 8 Treasury of Short Stories
Aug 9 Social Security Seminar
Aug 11 Used Book Sale
Aug 11 Deadline Westfield Artists
Aug 11 Galleria Kids Club
Aug 12 Concert on the Green
Aug 14 Tears of the Sun
Aug 17 Assemblyman Nazarian Water Day
Aug 18 Assemblyman Nazarian WaterGovernment Day
Aug 18 Galleria Kids Club
Aug 19 Concert on the Green
Aug 21 Movie Notorious
Aug 21 Senior Day Trip – Autrey Museum
Aug 25 Galleria Kids Club
Aug 25 Free Movie La La Land
Aug 25 River Oaks Chorus
Aug 25 Combo Chimbita Latin Music
Aug 25 Hearing Loss Meeting
Aug 28 Movie Dragon Heart
Sept 1 Walk With a Doc
Sept 2 Hoedown!
Sept 3 Labor Day
Sept 3 Assemblyman Nazarian BBQ
Sept 12 Speed Hump Deadline
Sept 15 Vagabon Indie Pop Music
Sept 15 Deadline to apply for SONC Youth Member
Sept 17 Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Board Meeting
Sept 22 LA Opera Off Grand
Sept 29 Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair
Oct 8 SONC Election Information Forum


 

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