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Sherman Oaks Newsletter October 2018

Posted on 10/01/18

Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council

Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Newsletter October 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!

www.shermanoaksnc.org
PO Box 5721, Sherman Oaks 91413
(818) 503-2399

 

In This Month’s Issue
SONC Board October Meeting
Register to Vote
October Newsletter
How to Subscribe
Let’s Hear About Your Group’s Event

New LADWP Rebate Program for Attic Insulation
Street Sweeping of Ventura Blvd
Councilmember Ryu’s Homeless Initiative
Public Safety
Women’s Self Defense Workshops
Property Crime Falls in Northern Sherman Oaks
Real Time Data on Crime, Traffic, and Air Quality
Artists Wanted: Utility Box Art Program
SONC Traffic and Transportation Committee
Sherman Oaks Garden Tour
Farmers Markets
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
Civil Grand Jury
Finance Committee
Mosquito Alert
Encino Family Festival

Men of All Ages Who Love Singing 4-Part Harmony
Women of All Ages Who Love Singing

Free Admission to National Parks
Walk With a Doc
Cars Speeding on Your Street?
Benedict Canyon Project Completed

SONC Green and Beautification Committee
Do You Want to Buy a Home?
Helicopter Noise
Sherman Oaks City Plans
Save Money on Your Property Taxes
Toxic Waste Disposal

Report Non-Emergency Crimes
About SONC

Vision Committee Meeting
Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM)
Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station #102
Sherman Oaks Street Fair
Travel Town Railroad Museum
Programs at the Sherman Oaks Library
Special Events at the Sherman Oaks Library
Movies at other nearby Libraries
Auckland Girls Choir in Concert
Concerts at the Winnetka Bowl
At the Skirball
Movie “Quest
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Exhibition
Museum of the San Fernando Valley
Join the Scouts in Sherman Oaks
Free Car Seat Installation
Sidewalk Repair
Parkway Trees
Become a Lifeguard at an LA Park

New LADWP Rebate Program for Attic Insulation
5K Run in Sherman Oaks
Senior Programs
Hope Connection Bereavement Groups

Laemmle Theaters Senior Pricing Specials
Prime Time for Seniors
Make New Friends While Enjoying Lunch
Spring Chickens Senior Improv Group
Read and Talk About Books
LA Dept of Aging
Metro Tap Cards for Seniors

October Events for Seniors
Need a Ride to the Senior Center?
Bingo
Calendar of Meetings and Events

 
SONC Board October Meeting
 
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Board will meet on October 8 at Sherman Oaks Elementary School Auditorium, 14780 Dickens St. The evening will feature an Election Forum. The City Clerk will have a table at the meeting to register voters. Several important items will be considered that evening; If you have an opinion on these important items, this is your best opportunity to let it be known. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu, choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it! AND REMEMBER, ALL SONC MEETINGS ARE OPEN AND YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
 
Register to Vote
 
Register now to vote in the November election. Did you move, change your name, or your political party? You need to register again. You may not be able to vote if you don’t re-register. The November election is too important to let the other guys decide for you. There will be a City Clerk on hand at a table for the SONC October 8 meeting so you can register quickly and easily.
SONC Meeting
6:30PM Monday October 8
Sherman Oaks Elementary School Auditorium
14780 Dickens St
Sherman Oaks
 
October Newsletter

This October newsletter has 72 articles with more than 100 local activities for the month and was emailed to more than 20,000 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 through the “contact us” on our webpage.

How to Subscribe

The Sherman Oaks Monthly Newsletter is published in two versions. There are several ways to subscribe to the enhanced version. 
-Sign up on the SONC website by clicking "mailing list" and filling out the form.
-On the SONC website click on "contact us" and fill out the form and request a subscription.
-Sign the subscription list at a SONC meeting or event.
If you are in Sherman Oaks and on NextDoor you get a text only version automatically. All the info is there, but it has no formatting or features and is harder to read.  
 
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 more than 20,000 Sherman Oaks families. Email the information to us by the third week of a month to be included in the following month’s newsletter through the “contact us” on our webpage.
 
New LADWP Rebate Program for Attic Insulation
 
LADWP has announced a new rebate program for customers who install attic insulation. Qualifying customers can receive rebates up to 80% of the total insulation installation costs or $1.00 per square foot of attic floor insulation (whichever is less). On average, attic insulation can save you $200 - $374 in energy savings per year. This can be a huge saving for older houses, as houses built before 1980 tend to not have attic insulation. To take advantage of this program go to LADWP, click “Residential”, click “save money”, click “rebates & programs”, click “attic insulation rebate program”.
 
 
Street Sweeping of Ventura Blvd

Councilmember David Ryu has worked with the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce, Business Improvement District, Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association, and Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council to have the Department of Street Services sweep Ventura Blvd once a week from Sepulveda to Fulton Ave. The street cleaning will take place between 3am & 5am on a week day. This is the first time Ventura Blvd will be swept and we all look forward to it.  
 
Councilmember Ryu’s Homeless Initiative
 
Councilmember David Ryu hosted a Community Open House on September 20 to share information and discuss two potential homeless housing initiatives in Sherman Oaks, and ways to address homelessness holistically in our neighborhood. To continue the dialogue, the Councilmember’s office will continue holding small group meetings at his Sherman Oaks office and around the community to discuss these potential locations and other ideas to solving homelessness in Sherman Oaks. Residents who are interested in attending one of these meetings can call or email the Councilmember’s Sherman Oaks office at (818) 728-9924 and [email protected] to get more information and sign up.   
 
The Vision Committee will consider a request in regard to Councilmember Ryu’s Homeless Initiative on October 4. Interested people should attend this public meeting. Please see the Vision Committee article below.
 
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 ([email protected]) and Melissa Menard ([email protected]). The committee will next meet on October 15. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
 
Women’s Self Defense Workshops
 
State Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian is presenting 5 Women’s Self Defense Workshops during October. You are encouraged to take advantage of these free workshops. RSVP for any of these workshops at https://a46.asmdc.org/event/20181014-womens-self-defense-workshops.
•Saturday October 6 1-3PM at Church of Christ Scientist 4032 Whitsett, Studio City.
•Saturday October 6 3-5PM at North Hollywood Recreation Center 11430 Chandler North Hollywood.
•Saturday October 13 1-3PM at Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center 5056 Van Nuys Blvd Sherman Oaks
•Saturday October 13 4-6PM at North Hills Methodist Church Center 15435 Rayen St North Hills.
•Sunday October 14 11AM-1PM at Adat Ariel 12020 Burbank Blvd Valley Village
 
Property Crime Falls in Northern Sherman Oaks
 
Senior Lead Officer Trent Berry reports that in his Basic Car area of Northern Sherman Oaks, that property crime was down -7% as compared to this same time period from 2017. He thanks all that participated in the Neighborhood Watch program.
 
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 [email protected]
 
Artists Wanted: Utility Box Art Program
 
Art adds unique color to our streets and beautifies our communities. That's why Councilmember Ryu announced his Utility Box Art Program in November 2017 to improve our neighborhoods while supporting local artists. This program sponsors local artists up to $250 in discretionary funding to turn blank utility boxes into stunning works of public art.  For more information and to apply: http://davidryu.lacity.org/utility_box_art_program
 
 
SONC Traffic and Transportation Committee
 
The Traffic Committee will meet 6:30pm October 10 at the Sherman Oaks Library, 14245 Moorpark Street. LA DASH Improvements with "Together We Serve" program from Councilmember Ryu's office. We are looking for Volunteers to Promote Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations. We will be discussing possible configurations of Metro’s Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project. For more information contact Avo Babian at [email protected]. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
 
Sherman Oaks Garden Tour
 
The SONC Green & Beautification Committee has organized a tour of Sustainable Drought Resistant Gardens in Sherman Oaks Garden on Oct 21st from 12-3pm.  The tour will begin at 13843 Milbank Street, 91423 for a walk through and a list of the other homes will be given at that location. It's free, and people can visit the 12 homes at their own pace. For more information contact Avo Babian at [email protected].
 
Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets are a great place to find fruits and vegetables that are fresher, seasonal, and some unusual varieties. These markets are within easy driving distance of Sherman Oaks:
Sherman Oaks Fashion Square 14000 Riverside Dr Tues 3pm-7pm
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
Studio City Ventura Place Sunday 8am-2pm
 
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

The Homeless Outreach Committee will meet October 29 6:30-8pm at the Senior Center. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
 
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
[email protected]
www.nethercuttcollection.org
 
Civil Grand Jury

Do you want to make a difference? The Civil Grand Jury investigates the operations of various government agencies and individual complaints on government agencies. Member serve 1 year beginning next July 1. SONC can send in the name of one person who will have to qualify by November 1. If you are interested use the “contact us” form at www.shermanoaksnc.org

Finance Committee

The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Finance Committee needs new members. The committee decides on the council’s budget and 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. The Finance Committee meets the last Thursday of the month.  Email to volunteer or get more information [email protected] . Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
 
 
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 in LA County have caught Zika and more than 650 people have been infected with West Nile Virus. Both diseases can ruin a life. 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)240-7941 or call 211. Residents are urged to use EPA registered repellents when spending time outdoors in the early morning and evening hours to prevent mosquito bites. Not all repellents are effective against mosquitoes. You are encouraged to read about, and select those products that are both effective, and appropriate for your situation. For more information on repellents, visit: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Dont-Give-Bugs-a-Biting-Chance.aspx
 
Encino Family Festival
 
 
Sunday, October 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
 
The 31st annual Encino Family Festival (formerly Taste of Encino) is almost here! This year, the festival, hosted by the Encino Chamber of Commerce, will debut new live music mini-concerts and dance performances, kids' games, arts and crafts as well as a patio beverage garden sponsored by The Stand. The event will take place on Ventura Blvd. between Balboa Blvd. and Amestoy St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the festival is free. For more info call (818) 789-4711
 
 
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)
 
Women of All Ages Who Love Singing

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! We need your voice! Come sing with us on Tuesdays. For more info go to www.riveroakschorus.com. SONC thanks the River Oaks Chorus for the great performance they put on ahead of our August Movie in the Park.
 
Free Admission to National Parks
 
Come experience the national parks! On four days in 2018, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these last entrance fee–free dates in 2018:
November 11: Veterans Day
More information at  https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm
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 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. Come to 14930 Ventura Blvd #210. Call ahead before coming (818)728-9924.
 
Benedict Canyon Project Completed
 
LA DWP replaced a water pipeline on Benedict Canyon at Liebe Drive and finished 2 months early! Benedict Canyon will no longer be closed during work periods. The work was completed by Sept 15. Well ahead of the originally scheduled Nov. 30.
 
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 6:30pm October 3 at Sherman Oaks Library. Topics to be discussed include LA River Path Updates, Sub Committee to form a BID, planning for a Garden Tour of Sherman Oaks in October, and a Clean Up of Freeway underpass of 405 at Ventura. Contact Avo Babian at [email protected]. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
 
Do You Want to Buy a Home?
 
The Southland Association of Realtors is offering a Free Homebuyers Seminar. This is put on by the association. They want to give free information on how home buying works and they guarantee you will not get a pitch from a realtor. Realtors are not even allowed in unless they come with a client.
Breakfast will be served.
Saturday, October 6, 2018 10AM-12 Noon
SRAR Auditorium
7232 Balboa Blvd
Van Nuys 91406
For more info call Kathryn Cooney (818) 947-2250 or email [email protected]

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).

Sherman Oaks City Plans

The City Planning Department is starting a 3 year process to update the Community Plan for our area. The plans that affect us are the Sherman Oaks-Studio City Plan and the Van Nuys-North Sherman Oaks Plan. All regulations for building, remodeling, and re-zoning are based on these plans.  Clearly, this process is important to the community. SONC’s Vision and PLUM Committees will be monitoring and participating in the process. But, you can too. All meetings are public and will cover Sherman Oaks and other nearby areas. For questions call (818) 374-9916.
4 meetings are scheduled as this process starts.
Mon Oct 15 5:30-7:30PM
North Hollywood Library, 5211 Tujunga Ave
Mon Oct 22 5:30-7:30PM
Marvin Braude Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd
 
Mon Oct 29 5:30-7:30PM
Studio City Library, 12511 Moorpark St
 
Weds Nov 7 5:30-7:30PM
Harmony Toluca Lake Church, 4301 Cahuenga Blvd
 
Save Money on Your Property Taxes
 
The County Assessor offers a number of exemptions that can lower your property tax. These include Homeowners Exemption, Disaster Relief, Decline in Value, Parent to Child Exclusion, Senior Replacement Dwelling, Disabled Resident, Solar Energy System, and Veteran’s Exemption. To find out about these programs go to assessor.lacounty.gov or email [email protected] or call (888) 807-2111.
 
Toxic Waste Disposal
 
SAFE Collection Center will take your toxic waste and keep it out of the environment. The center accepts used motor oil, paint & solvent, electronics, household cleaners, car & other batteries, fluorescent tubes, unused medicine. For info call (800) 773-2489. All centers are open Sat & Sunday 9AM-3PM. Bring your items to any of these centers
Nicole Bernson Center, 10241 N Balboa, Northridge
or
Randall Safe Center
11025 Randall St, Sun Valley
or
UCLA Safe Center, 550 Charles Young DR
 
 
Report Non-Emergency Crimes
 
You can now report non-emergency crimes like harassing phone calls, illegal dumping, lost property and vandalism. Reports can be made at www.lapdonline.org.
 
About SONC

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 usually 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 want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods”, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “submit.” That’s all there is to it! AND REMEMBER, ALL OUR MEETINGS ARE OPEN AND YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
 
 

VISION Committee Meeting October 4
 
The Vision Committee will consider a request in regard to Councilmember Ryu’s Homeless Initiative on October 4. Interested people should attend this public meeting. Please see the complete agenda on the SONC website.
 
Representatives of the Planning Department will be meeting with us to discuss the Community Plan Update. Topics may include why Sherman Oaks is divided in to two Community Plans and the impact the zoning due to Metro’s proposed Sepulveda Corridor Transit Project. The committee will consider a motion to aid seniors who have lost a lease in a rent controlled apartment and single women with children to find housing. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
 
 
Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM)
 
Projects that will be considered are Sherman Oaks Plaza 4454 Van Nuys Blvd; 13362 Ventura Blvd The Great Greek request for service of alcoholic beverages; AT&T at Ventura & Kester request to reduce required parking. The PLUM (Planning and Land Use Management) Committee meets at the Sherman Oaks Library. The next meeting will be on October 18 at 6:30. The public is invited. For more information contact Jeff Kalban at [email protected]. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station #102
 
Fire station #102 in eastern Sherman Oaks will have a pancake breakfast and you are invited! Enjoy pancakes and fun with your neighbors and our brave firefighters! $5 donation requested.
Sunday October 28
8AM-Noon
Fire Station #102
13200 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks
(across the street from Valley College)
 
 
 
Sherman Oaks Street Fair
 
 
Save the date for the 28th Annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair on Sunday October 21 from 10 am to 6 pm on Ventura Blvd from Van Nuys to Kester. This year's event introduces some new attractions including a ZipLine, Casa Rica Tequila tasting, Kriser's Pet fun zone and an Artisan area with juried art.  The event will again feature two live stages, a cocktail lounge, the So Cal Buick/GMC Carnival, IMT Residential sponsored Pet Adoptions, the Wells Fargo Community Stage, food trucks, delicious food and over 200 booths. Free parking and shuttle available at IMT Sunkist, 14130 Riverside Dr at Hazeltine.   For more information, [email protected] or 818-906-1951.
 
SONC will have a booth at the Street Fair near the La Reina Center. Stop by and say hello.
 
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
Used Book Sale Saturday October 13 9:30AM-1:30PM
Hearing Loss Saturday October 27 9:30AM

Movies at other nearby Libraries
Documentaries every Saturday at 2:30PM Van Nuys Library
6250 Sylmar 91401
Movies at Mid-Valley Regional Branch Sundays 2PM, 16244 Nordhoff 91343. Call for film titles (818) 895-3650.
Granada Hills Branch 10640 Petit 91344
Flying Down to Rio Weds Oct 10 1:30-3:30PM
Finding Your Feet (Dance) Monday Oct 15 3:30-5:30PM
Overboard Monday Oct 22 3:30-5:30PM
Won’t You Be My Neighbor Monday Oct 29 3:30-5:30PM
 
Auckland Girls Choir in Concert

Monday, 10/1/2018 6PM
10400 Zelzah Ave Northridge 91326
MUSYCA Children's Choir is hosting the Auckland Girls' Choir concert on Monday, October 1 at 6:00PM. The amazing vocal group from New Zealand, on its first US tour, will perform an exciting program of choral music at the First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills. Free admission, no tickets are required.
 
Winnetka Bowl and San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra - Winnetka - Presents:
Concerts at the Winnetka Bowl
Wednesday, 10/3/2018 The "Blues Bandits" play and sing the "Blues"and a bit of "country" as well, featuring James Domine, guitar and vocals, David Caris, guitar and vocals, Geoff Nudell, saxophone, Larry Muradian, bass and Nick Scarmack, drums
Wednesday, 10/10/2018 The "SFVSO Jazz Band" performs well-known tunes from the Great American Songbook, featuring James Domine, guitar, Ron Singer, saxophone/flute, Adrian Miller, trumpet/flugelhorn, Larry Muradian, bass, Chuck Burkinshaw, drums and guest vocalists
Wednesday, 10/17/2018 & 10/31/2018 The "Screaming Clams" perform classic rock 'n' roll of the '60s and early '70s, featuring James Domine, guitar and vocals, Joel Domine, keys and guitar, Larry Muradian, bass, Nick Scarmack, drums and the incomparable Rebecca Ray, vocals
Wednesday, 10/24/2018 Otherwise Normal, a Los Angeles-based rock 'n' roll cover band, returns with songs by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Police, Walking Heads and more. Featured are Rich Capparela, vocals, lead guitar and keys, Rob Davis, lead guitar, and Juse Woythaler, bass
All Winnetka Bowl performances are free and at 8PM
"Lane 33" Lounge at the Winnetka Bowl
20122 Vanowen Street
Winnetka CA 91306
At the Skirball
All events are at the Skirball Cultural Center, on Sepulveda Blvd, just south of the Mulholland Tunnel.
Movie “Quest”, Tuesday, October 2, 1:30 p.m. FREE. A North Philadelphia family navigates the discord in their community by nurturing local artists in their basement home music studio. 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Exhibition
The Notorious RBG: The Life & Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On exhibition at the Skirball Oct 19, 2018-March 10, 2019.
 
Museum of the San Fernando Valley
 
 
Walking Tour – William Mellenthin Ranch Style Homes. Saturday October 13 10AM-12Noon Sherman Oaks. Author, Chris Lukather has written a book on the homes built between the 40’s and 60’s. Mellenthin’s singular brand of cozy, charming homes dot Sherman Oaks. A homeowner is scheduled to open his home for a more detailed look inside. Light snacks, beverages, and water will be provided. Please wear walking shoes, sunscreen, and a hat in case it’s hot. $10. For reservations and questions email [email protected]
Free Exhibit honoring Hispanic Heritage Month
Pelota Mixteca, now through mid-November. Featuring photographs and artifacts about a sport that originated in Oaxaca. Pictures were taken by Leopoldo Pena from UC Irvine and Daniel Olveras de Ita at UNAM. Exhibit is free at the museum, 18860 Nordhoff St, Suite #204. More info at (818) 347-9665 or [email protected].
History of the Van Nuys Airport  October 27th on WWII and on Saturday, November 10th, a program on Veterans.  Please register today for upcoming events.
818-347-9665 or [email protected]
18860 Nordhoff, Suite 204, corner of Wilbur & Nordhoff in Northridge. Free Parking, ADA Access.
Walking tour of Old Van Nuys Sunday October 28 2-3:30PM. Learn how William Whitsett turned a barley field into a prosperous city. Visit the Van Nuys Women’s Club, Old Van Nuys Library, Methodist Church, Fernando Statue, Old Post Office, and other historic buildings. $10. More info at (818) 347-9665 or [email protected]
 
Join the Scouts in Sherman Oaks
 
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Wonderful families participate in Scouting. Cub Scouts is for boys and girls ages 5-11 years and Boy Scouts is for boys & girls ages 11-18 (Cub Scouts is not a pre-requisite for Boy Scouts).   Scouting offers kids the opportunity to make life-long friends, have great experiences that broaden their horizons, including camping, boating, fishing, swimming, bicycling, interesting field trips and fun meeting activities. Scouting also offers the opportunity for achievement, rank advancement and leadership as the boys mentor and lead younger scouts. The pinnacle of Scouting is the rank of Eagle, a proud accomplishment that is a highlight on college and job applications and that your boys can share with Steven Spielberg, Neil Armstrong, Gerald Ford and others. But most importantly scouting is Fun! Cub Scout Pack 190 and Boy Scout Troop 191 meet at Church Of The Chimes in Sherman Oaks. Contact Brian Fisk by phone or text at 818-425-2058 and find out about our next meeting.
 
Free Car Seat Installation
 
Still Saving Lives Every Thursday here at the LAPD Valley Traffic station, we give free child car seat installation and inspection. Call (818) 644-8143 for an appointment. We are located at 7870 Nollan Place in Panorama City. Raising awareness on child passenger safety. Tell a parent! https://www.facebook.com/vtdlapd/ https://twitter.com/LAPDVTD https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats
 

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.




Parkway Trees
   
In this heat, some trees are suffering. Remember to water parkway trees several times a week (particularly during heatwaves) to keep them healthy. Trees provide an urban canopy that not only beautifies neighborhoods and potentially decreases heating/cooling costs, but also provides shade and helps improve our air quality. If you'd like a tree for your parkway, please visit www.lacitysan.org/freetree
 
Become a Lifeguard at an LA Park
The Department of Recreation and Parks is hiring Lifeguards. To access the application that must be completed online visit
https://laparks.org/sites/default/files/aquatic/pdf/job/lifeguards.pdf
 
Testing Dates and Times:
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sunday, October 7, 2018
 
Location:
Expo Center- LA84 Foundation/John C. Argue Swim Stadium
3980 South Menlo Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90037
 
New LADWP Rebate Program for Attic Insulation

LADWP has announced a new rebate program for customers who install attic insulation. Qualifying customers can receive rebates up to 80% of the total insulation installation costs or $1.00 per square foot of attic floor insulation (whichever is less). On average, attic insulation can save you $200 - $374 in energy savings per year. This can be a huge saving for older houses, as houses built before 1980 tend to not have attic insulation. https://www.ladwp.com/
 
5K Run in Sherman Oaks

On Saturday, November 3, the Celiac Disease Foundation will host its 1st Annual 5k Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk at the Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Recreation Center. Early Bird registration online is $40 per participant. All participants receive a personalized fundraising page to share with friends and family, event shirt, and a post-race bag full of gluten-free goodies. The Turkey Trot provides the opportunity for families to connect with others in the celiac disease community. It is a chance to raise funds and awareness, so that together we can improve the quality of life for everyone affected by celiac disease. Prior to the run/walk, there will be an optional 15 minute yoga session. Learn more and register at celiac.org/2018turkeytrot. Please contact Laura Boone at [email protected] for more information.

November 3
Registration opens - 8:00am
Gentle yoga warm up - 8:30-8:45am
9:00 - 5k fun run/walk begins



Senior Programs
 
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 [email protected].
 
October Events for Seniors
 
 
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. 
October Activities for Seniors, Ages 50+: Senior Exercise; Tai Chi; Guided Meditation; Acting/Improvisation; Recycled Arts and Crafts; Canasta; Shuffleboard; Karaoke; Line Dancing; Duplicate Bridge; Intermediate Bridge; Parkinson;s Support Group; Table Tennis; Tuesday Flicks Movies; Beginning Chess Class  and much more!! 
 
*NEW: BOOKS ON TAPE (variety of topics)
ARE NOW AVAILABLE  TO LISTEN TO, HERE AT SOEVAC,  for all Seniors, ages 50+ 
MONDAYS-FRIDAYS, from: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Those Interested in using the equipment while at SOEVAC, loaned to the center by the Braille Institute, please come to the Recreation Office in Building C/#135, to inquire.
 
Free Movies at SOEVAC 
Tuesdays 12:30pm (In Building C/#135 Lobby)
October   2 BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS Comedy
October   9 WAKE OF THE RED WITCH  Action/Romance
October 16 YOUNG GUNS  Crime/Drama
October  23 THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE Drama/Crime
October  30 BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA Drama/Fantasy
 OCTOBER
 SPECIAL EVENTS for Seniors, Ages 50+:
*Must enter from parking lot on Hartsook/Van Nuys for the following events:
*SENIOR STEP AND STRIDE- Extended through October Tuesdays, 10/2,10/9,10/16,10/23,10/30/18 4:45-5:45 p.m.
Locations to walk: Outside track (when weather permits); Shufleboard Area; or inside Building C/#135-Rooms 1-3 (if it it is too hot/cold 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, 10/12/18 Karaoke Night: 6:00-9:00 pm  Suggested donation: $3.00/person.  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

*Friday, 10/26/18 Halloween Party/Game Night: 6:00-9:00 pm 
                       *HALLOWEEN BINGO & OTHER FUN GAMES*
Refreshments served at 6:00P
COSTUME CONTEST BEGINS AT 7:00P
         (PRIZES FOR BEST COSTUME & MOST ORIGINAL)
             Where: Building C/#135 in Rooms1-3)
Suggested Donation for Halloween Party/Game Night: $3.00/person     For all Seniors, ages 50+
For more information, and to reserve a space ahead of time, 
please call (818) 386-9674
Must enter from parking lot, one block South of Magnolia
 (Hartsook Street) at Van Nuys Blvd.
 
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:
 [email protected] 
or Center Staff: [email protected]


October  Special Events for Seniors, Ages 50+:
 
San Manuel Indian Casino Trip seniors Thurs Nov 1 7:30am-5:30pm $16 . reservations call 818-981-1284. $10 free play credit.
 
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


Oct 1 Auckland Girls Choir in Concert
Oct 3 Concert at Winnetka Bowl
Oct 3 Green & Beautification Committee
Oct 4 Vision Committee
Oct 6 Walk with a Doc
Oct 6 Women’s Self Defense
Oct 6 Homebuyers Seminar
Oct 7 Encino Family Festival
Oct 8 SONC Election Information Forum
Oct 8 Register to Vote
Oct 10 Concert at Winnetka Bowl
Oct 10 Traffic & Transportation Committee
Oct 13 Women’s Self Defense
Oct 13 Sherman Oaks Library Book Sale
Oct 13 Mellinthin Tour
Oct 14 Women’s Self Defense
Oct 15 Public Safety Committee
Oct 15 Sherman Oaks Community Plan
Oct 17 Concert at Winnetka Bowl
Oct 18 PLUM Committee
Oct 19 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Exhibit opens
Oct 21 Sherman Oaks Garden Tour
Oct 21 Sherman Oaks Street Fair
Oct 22 Sherman Oaks Community Plan
Oct 24 Concert at Winnetka Bowl
Oct 24 Homeless Outreach Committee
Oct 24 Finance Committee
Oct 27 History of Van Nuys Airport
Oct 28 Old Van Nuys Tour
Oct 28 Fire Station #102 Pancake Breakfast
Oct 29 Sherman Oaks Community Plan
Oct 31 Concert at Winnetka Bowl
Nov 3 5K Run
Nov 7 Sherman Oaks Community Plan



 
 
 

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