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Sherman Oaks Newsletter December 2018

Posted on 11/30/18

Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Newsletter December 2018
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PO Box 5721, Sherman Oaks 91413
(818) 503-2399

 

 
In This Month’s Issue
SONC Board December Meeting
December Newsletter
How to Subscribe
Airplane Noise? FAA
Fire Safety in Sherman Oaks Hills
Recycle Batteries
Let’s Hear About Your Group’s Event
New LADWP Rebate Program for Attic Insulation
Street Sweeping of Ventura Blvd
Help for Small Businesses
Public Safety – CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training class
Historic Los Angeles
20th Annual Toy Drive
VNSO Holiday Showcase
Coffee with the Captains
Artists Wanted: Utility Box Art Program
Sherman Oaks Art Walk
Free Yard Tree Delivery Program
Los Angeles City Budget and Your Taxes
Election 2020 Changes – Who Will Be Elected?
SONC Traffic and Transportation Committee
S.O. Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Committee
Farmers Markets
Potholes
Utility Holes in the Streets to be Fixed
Metro's Plan for the Sepulveda Pass!
Holiday Open House
Homeless Outreach Committee
Free Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Gene
Museum of the San Fernando Valley
The Nethercutt Museum
35TH Annual Granada Hills Holiday Parade
Luminaria
Finance Committee
Men of All Ages Who Love Singing 4-Part Harmony
Women of All Ages Who Love Singing
Walk With a Doc
Cars Speeding on Your Street?
SONC Green and Beautification Committee
Helicopter Noise
Save Money on Your Property Taxes
Santa Wants a Pic with your Pet!
Toxic Waste Disposal
Report Non-Emergency Crimes
About SONC
SONC Election
Welcome SONC Youth Members!
Education Committee
VISION Committee Meeting
Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM)
Help the Victims of the Woolsey Fire
Auto Break-ins
Musical Comedy
Programs at the Sherman Oaks Library
Special Events at the Sherman Oaks Library
Movies at other nearby Libraries
At the Skirball
-Family Film Series
-Cinema Tuesdays
-Ruth Bader Ginsburg Exhibition
-Special RBG Teen Night
-Sarah Berman’s Closet Exhibition
-Aboard Noah’s Ark
Join the Scouts in Sherman Oaks
Free Car Seat Installation
Sidewalk Repair
Plant New Parkway Trees
New LADWP Rebate Program for Attic Insulation
Free Medicare Options Counseling
Senior Programs
Taxi Cabs
LA Dept of Aging
Metro Tap Cards for Seniors
December Events for Seniors
Day Trip
Need a Ride to the Senior Center?
Bingo
Calendar of Meetings and Events

 
SONC Board December Meeting
 
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Board will meet 6:30PM on December 10 at Sherman Oaks Elementary School Auditorium, 14780 Dickens St. As always, important items will be considered that evening; If you have an opinion on these important items or other issues in Sherman Oaks, 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 TO THE PUBLIC AND YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
SONC Board Meeting
6:30PM Monday December 10
Sherman Oaks Elementary School Auditorium
14780 Dickens St
Sherman Oaks
 
December Newsletter

This December newsletter has 78 articles with more than 100 local activities for the month and was emailed to more than 21,000 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. Try the version on our website. It has pictures and is easy to read.
 
 
Airplane Noise? FAA
 
 
The comment period for the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed amendments to two existing departure procedures for Hollywood Burbank Airport has now ended. The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council sent a letter to the FAA and many of you also voiced your thoughtful comments. Watch for the FAA decision. Our letter can be seen on the council website www.shermanoaksnc.org along with the November Board meeting postings.
 
 
Fire Safety in Sherman Oaks Hills

There is extreme fire danger in our hills for the next 45 days. In the Camp fire in Northern California 85 people died and 19,000 homes were burned. In the Woolsey fire 3 people died and 1,600 homes were burned. We can be safer here. Protect your family and your home by doing these 5 things. 
1)   Clear brush 200 feet from your house to provide a “defensible break.” IMPORTANT- Do not use a metal weedwhacker. Sparks will start a fire.
2)   Patio furniture should be stored in your garage. It can catch fire and spread it to your house.
3)   Trees should be trimmed 3 feet from the ground and 3 feet back from your house. Low hanging trees can be ignited by burning grass. The fire will leap to the crown and then your house.
4)   Sign up for Reverse 911 to be notified in a disaster. Land lines are already on the list. But, most homes now have mobile systems that are mounted on the house. They need to be registered. You can also register your cell phone. Go the the website emergency.lacity.org/notifyla and fill out the form.
5)   Have an evacuation route planned. Have two in case one is cut off.
 
 
Recycle Batteries
 
All those batteries contain either dangerous chemicals or valuable trace metals. Recycle them to save resources and reduce pollution. The easiest place to recycle used batteries is the Sherman Oaks Library. You’ll find a bucket to dump them just inside the door.
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.  
 
Help for Small Businesses
 
The Business Source Center is at the Studio City Library 12-4PM, 11251 Moorpark Street the first Tuesday of every month. Get free training, needs and market assessment, develop a business plan, site location, legal help, assistance with lease negotiation, access to loans to start or expand your business.
 
Public Safety – CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training class


This 7-week class taught by LAFD will take place every Wednesday beginning January 9, 2019 through February 20 at the Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center.   Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lafd-cert-sherman-oaks-tickets-51759424833
The Public Safety Committee meetings resume in JanuaryNovember at the East Valley Adult 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!
For more information email one of the committee Co-Chars Kristin Sales ([email protected]) or Melissa Menard ([email protected]).
 
 
Historic Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles has a new living document of historic resources — the largest and most ambitious such undertaking in the U.S., and one that will shape city planning for generations to come. Called SuevetLA the citywide effort identified and evaluated historic properties, structures, districts and places that date from 1865 to 1980. The exhaustive block-by-block inventory of 880,000 parcels scattered over 470 square miles began in 2010 and was completed last year. “The last historic survey that was even close to this scope and magnitude was in Chicago in the 1980s,” said principal city planner Ken Bernstein. Moreover, some 30,000 potential historic assets identified by SurveyLA are being synthesized within HistoricPlacesLA, an interactive online site that links historic places, people, cultural themes, districts, streetscapes and more, inside a vast neural network. See it at www.historicplacesla.org.
 
20th Annual Toy Drive
 
The Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association will hold its 20th Annual Toy Drive on December 9. Bring an unwrapped toy or a gift card to Gelsons parking lot at 4520 Van Nuys Blvd and meet some of the many elected officials that will be there. Refreshments will be supplied by Gelsons. Last year the Department of Children and Family Services distributed the $35,000 worth of toys that donated by this community.
 
Sunday December 9 11AM-2PM
Gelsons Market parking lot
4520 Van Nuys Blvd
 
 
 
 
VNSO Holiday Showcase
 
The Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Recreation Center presents a Holiday Showcase with a pancake breakfast and live entertainment on Saturday December 15 at the Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center. Enjoy the food and see Dance and Music performances by VNSO Park Students. For more information call (818) 783-5121 or (818) 783-5122.
 
Sat Dec 15
Pancake Breakfast 8:30-9:30AM $5 donation
Entertainment 9:30-10:30AM
East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd
 
Coffee with the Captains
 
Join Van Nuys Captains and Senior Lead Officers for coffee and conversations. Tuesday Dec 4 at Westfield Fashion Square Mall. On the ground floor in front of Starbucks from 9-10AM.
 
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
 
 
Sherman Oaks Art Walk
 
Sherman Oaks Holiday Art Walk is here again! Live Music and Artists, special deals at local restaurants. This is a great way to meet local artists. Free admission. Ventura Blvd at Woodman Ave December 1, Noon-5PM
 

Free Yard Tree Delivery Program

 
Apply for the yard tree delivery program using our new tree planting software, FreeTreesLA. City Plants, in collaboration with the LA Department of Water and Power and the LA Conservation Corps, is pleased to announce the limited release of the new Free Trees LA Portal to help you register, order free shadetrees, determine their best planting locations to reduce your energy bills, stay informed on the status of your order, and receive ongoing guidance on the care of your trees. More information at www.cityplants.org
 
Los Angeles City Budget and Your Taxes
Are you concerned about how your city taxes are spent? The CAO has issued a report showing that the city has currently overspent by about $100 million. The report is a searchable pdf that can be seen at https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=18-0600-S159 .
How do you feel about the way your taxes are being spent? The Budget Advocates is a group that will be issuing its 2019 report on the city’s spending habits. Take their brief survey at http://bit.ly/LAreportcard.
 
 
Election 2020 Changes – Who Will Be Elected?
 
The 2020 election will have lots of changes. You will be able to register and vote the same day. Voting will take place in voting centers over an 11 day period. The LA County Registrar of Voters will have community meeting to let you know how it will work. Do you vote? Too many people expect others to decide for them. It’s important that you make your own decisions on who will be elected and what propositions are passed. If you can’t get to this meeting get more information at VSAP.LAVOTE.net.
 
Meeting will be
Monday December 3 6-8 PM
East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd
 
 
SONC Traffic and Transportation Committee
 
The Traffic and Transportation Committee will meet on January 9, 2019. Important items to be discussed are the new Sherman Oaks stops on the new DASH route.
January 9 6:30PM
Sherman Oaks Library
14245 Moorpark St 
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!
 
S.O. Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Committee
 
Join the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce for our monthly Health & Wellness Committee with the Encino Chamber of Commerce. The Health & Wellness Committee is dedicated to the health, wellness & vitality of the Encino and Sherman Oaks Community.
Date: December 6, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Encino Chamber of Commerce
4933 Balboa Blvd, Encino
Free lunch provided
 
 
 
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

Potholes

Is there a pothole that bothers you and your car? We are collecting a new list of potholes to be filled in February.  Send us the location of the pothole. What we need is the address that faces the pothole. With that we will be able to get it filled. If it’s in an intersection we need both streets. If it’s in an alley, we need the address it’s behind. With the complete info, we’ll get it fixed.
 
Utility Holes in the Streets to be Fixed
 
City Controller, Ron Galperin, has found a way for the city to get $100 million to fix utility cuts in our streets. We want to get these cuts fixed. What we need you to give us: the name of the utility and the location of the cut in the street. Is it DWP, or AT&T, or Gas Co., or who? What is the street address that it’s in front of? With the complete info, we’ll get it fixed.
 
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. The next round of Metro informational meetings will be held next Spring.
 
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
 
 
Holiday Open House
 
Please join Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian at his Annual Holiday Open House and Food & Toy Drive! Light food and soft drinks will be served. If you have any non-perishable foods or unwrapped toys you would like to donate for our holiday toy and food drive, please feel free to drop them off at our office on or before December 6. Donated Food and Toys will be going to Northeast Valley Health Corporation

Thursday, December 6 from 5:30 - 8pm
Van Nuys State Office Building
6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 300
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Please RSVP on our website: a46.asmdc.org


Homeless Outreach Committee\

The Homeless Outreach Committee will be meeting December 5 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.
 
Museum of the San Fernando Valley
 
 
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is pleased to announce  its’ exhibit “Pelota Mixteca in the San Fernando Valley.” The exhibit showcases photographs and artifacts of a sport that originated in Oaxaca, Mexico and has become important to the retention and redefinition of identity and community among Oaxacan transnational migrants who currently reside in the greater Los Angeles area and play in the northeastern San Fernando Valley.

The two photographers to be highlighted include: Leopolodo Peña, currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at University of California, Irvine. His photographic work is centered on two themes: immigration and modern environment. Also, Daniel Oliveras de Ita is a Mexican Photographer and Anthropologist, candidate for a Ph.D. degree, at the Institute of Anthropological Research, UNAM. He has produced a documentary, Pasajuego, that features teams from both the United States and Mexico in attempt to document the transnational identity of the community of players. On display through December 31.
 
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St #204 (corner of Wilbur)
Northridge
Tues & Thurs 1-5PM, Sat 12-4PM
Free Parking, Free Admission, ADA Access
(818) 347-9665
 
Council District Four Holiday Party - December 9!
 
Join Councilmember Ryu and other CD 4 community leaders to toast the holiday season! Please join the drive to support pets this holiday season by bringing new or gently used pet supplies.
 
December 9, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hollywood District Office Community Room
6501 Fountain Ave.
RSVP: davidryu.lacity.org/events
 

 


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
 
35TH Annual Granada Hills Holiday Parade

December 2, 2018
1:30 pm -4:30 PM
www.granadahillsholidayparade.org


The Granada Hills Holiday Parade has been held annually since 1984. It has grown to become the largest Holiday Parade in the San Fernando Valley with an annual attendance of over 10,000 spectators.
 
Luminaria

A festival of light with live music, arts, crafts and history for all ages. Enjoy an Evening of live music, arts & crafts, Cider, hot cocoa, Cookies, and the Luminara light show!

FREE parking in the METRO lot is in the Northernmost end of the parking lot you must display a LUMINARIA bookmark or EVENTBRITE ticket on your dashboard.
Campo de Cahuenga
3919 Lankershim Blvd
Studio City
Sunday December 2, 2017
3:00 pm to 7:00pm
 


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.
 
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 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.
 
 
SONC Green and Beautification Committee
 
BID Formation Committee Volunteers:  The Green and Beautification Committee is working with local property owners to create a BID, a Business Improvement District.  By including the property owners on Ventura, we are working on Beautifying our stretch of Ventura in Sherman Oaks. We are working on adding benches, lamp posts with plants, and better trash clean up and in the future, medians and beautiful trees.  To see what we imagine the final result to be, you only need to take a stroll on Ventura from Van Nuys, east to Kester.  We are looking for volunteers to help launch this project, which will make Sherman Oaks a beautiful, clean and more enjoyable for our residents.
 
On Oct 21, we had a successful Garden Tour. We were promoting water conservation by showing people native landscaping options, which require less water.  Many Sherman Oaks homeowners opened up their front yards to show what they had created, with their native landscapes.  People who were interested in changing their yards to native landscaping got to tour many beautiful options to reach their ideal goals. Due to the success of this Garden Tour, we are planning for another tour in the Spring of 2019. We are looking for volunteers to help with this tour.
 
Volunteer for Clean up: The Green and Beautification Committee is planning for a Clean up event, to clean up the areas of Sherman Oaks that need it, such as freeway underpasses or areas of Ventura Blvd that have trash. We are planning for an event in the first quarter of 2019 and we are looking for volunteers.
 
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 Dec 5 at Sherman Oaks Library. Topics to be discussed include Dec 5th and Jan 2nd. Important items; New Volunteers for BID formation subcommittee; Picking dates for 2019 garden tour; and clean up activities. 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!
 
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).
 
Save Money on Your Property Taxes
 
Was this year’s property tax bill a shock? 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.
 

Santa Wants a Pic with your Pet!

 
Is your pet photogenic? Do you want a special pet photo with Santa for your holiday card? Santa Claus is coming to town & and will be at Petsmart stores! Enjoy a FREE photo opportunity with your family, pets & Saint Nick.
Sherman Oaks Petsmart
13720 Riverside Drive at Woodman
(818) 742-1753
Sat & Sun Dec 8-9, 15-16
 
 
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, UCLA
 
 
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 TO THE PUBLIC AND YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
 
SONC Election
 
 
Would you like to serve on the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council. Elections will be held next Spring for seats in areas 2, 4, and 6 representing Residents, Business, and Community Interest.
A total of 9 Board seats will be elected. Candidate filing begins February 3. The election is Sunday May 19. Watch our website www.shermanoaksnc.org and our January newsletter for more information.
 
Welcome SONC Youth Members!
 
 
A big welcome to SONC’s new Youth Committee Co-Chairs. Elinor Oren and Marcus Zimmerman will attend SONC Board meetings and express their point of view on the issues that come before us. These two students were chosen by a committee that interviewed a number of outstanding high school students. They will serve the community through June 30. Two more high school age students will serve from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. If you are interested, watch for the application period next Spring. Meanwhile, all Sherman Oaks high school students can serve on SONC committees. For more information email [email protected].
 
Education Committee
 
SONC has had recent requests to form an Education Committee. Are you interested in joining or participating? Click on  “Contact” on our webpage www.shermanoaksnc.org and let us know you want to help.

VISION Committee Meeting
 
The SONC Vision Committee will host a Community Meeting to discuss the homeless housing issue and alternative sites and gather ideas. Interested people should attend this public meeting. Please see the complete agenda on the SONC website. 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!
December 6,  6:30PM
Sherman Oaks Library
14245 Moorpark St 
 
Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM)
 
This month the PLUM Committee will be dark. Our next meeting will be January 17. 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!
 
Help the Victims of the Woolsey Fire
 
 
The devastating wildfires in California are impacting countless people across the state. Lives have been lost, homes have been destroyed, and hundreds of thousands of acres have been burned. As firefighters continue to bravely fight the blazes, the American Red Cross would like to give you the opportunity to help.

If you’d like to make a difference, please use the link below to make a donation to the American Red Cross to help those affected by the California wildfires. As the residents of California begin to heal and rebuild their lives and communities, any amount can
help.
https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/cvspharmacy-pub.html/?eval=b4rqghYwRL%2B9ULbI8y9AqZmWohr5L2OyPdcV7LT5pMs%3D&WT.mc_id=EM_ECE_112018REDCROSS
 
 
Auto Break-ins
 
The LAPD says the fastest growing crime is auto break-ins. You can keep from being a victim. Don’t leave tempting items in sight in your car. Lock your car every time. Put things away in the trunk or glove box. A backpack, computer, or purse sitting on the seat is an invitation for theft. Even when there’s nothing valuable in a backpack, it will cost several hundred dollars to repair a broken window. Lock it. Hide it. Keep it.
 
 
Musical Comedy
 
Valley Beth Israel proudly presents a new musical comedy written by English Playwright Roger Cowan. It is VERY LOOSELY based on the story of Hanukkah. Show dates and times,Sunday,  December 2nd at 4:00 PM 13060 Roscoe Blvd., Sun Valley 91352, (818) 782-2281. Tickets are $12.50 and available at the door; or may be purchased from the temple office. Ample free parking available.
 
 
 
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
Special Events at the Sherman Oaks Library
Health Coverage Clinic Sat Dec 1 1PM-3:30PM
Musical Travels with Violinist Paul Stein Sat Dec 1 2:30PM
Lego Club Weds Dec 5 4PM
Used Book Sale Saturday Sat Dec 8 9:30AM-1:30PM
Teen Volunteer Orientation Tues Dec 11 4PM
Hearing Loss Saturday Dec 22 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 Tues Dec18 Kids Movie 3:30PM-5:30PM Captain Underpants


 
At the Skirball
 
All events are at the Skirball Cultural Center, on Sepulveda Blvd, just south of the Mulholland Tunnel.
Family Film Series
All family films are free. No reservations
Song of the Sea Thursday Dec 20 12:30PM and 2:30PM
Moana Thursday Dec 27 12:30PM and 2:30PM
Kiki’s Delivery Service Thursday Jan 3 12:30PM and 2:30PM
 
Cinema Tuesdays
All Cinema Tuesday films are free. No reservations.
Iron Jawed Angels Tuesday Dec 4 1:30PM
Erin Brockovich Tuesday Dec 11 1:30PM
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Exhibition
The Notorious RBG: The Life & Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On exhibition at the Skirball Continues through March 10, 2019.
Special RBG Teen Night
By teens for teens (grades 9-12). See the exhibition; watch the documentary; do artwork; enjoy refreshments. Dec 15 8PM. Free, must RSVP at [email protected]
Sarah Berman’s Closet Exhibition
An exhibition by artists Maira Kalman and Alex Kalman of their mother and grandmother’s frugal belongings plus 12 new paintings that depict pivotal scenes in this unique woman’s life.
December 4 through March 10
Aboard Noah’s Ark
Toddler Tuesday Sing-Along Tuesdays 1PM
Story Time Wednesdays 2:30PM
The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge Fridays 3:40PM
Musica Para Todos Sundays 11:15AM
 
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 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.



Plant New Parkway Trees
Did your parkway tree die in the summer heat waves. Call the Bureau of Street Services. They have a new program to help replace dead trees. Go to www.lacitysan.org/freetree or call 1-800-996-2489
 
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/
 
Free Medicare Options Counseling
HICAP counselor Anne Mosell offers free Medicare options counseling every first and third Tuesday from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Sherman Oaks East Valley Senior Center, 5056 Van Nuys Blv. The statewide HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) trains volunteers to provide unbiased information, counseling and assistance on Medicare topics to their fellow community members. HICAP is funded, in part, by the Los Angeles City and County Area Agencies on Aging.  Call the adult center at (818) 981-1284 to make an appointment. All appointments are confidential.



Senior Programs
Taxi Cabs
 
The Taxi Cab Services program helps seniors and disabled get around. You can get rides to doctor’s appointments, banking, and life enriching activities; maximum 4 trips or 40 miles per month.  You must be 60 years or older. There are no income requirements. The program is first come, first served. Contact 1-888-863-7411 or email [email protected]
 
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].
 
December 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. 
PLEASE NOTE: CENTER IS CLOSED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25TH FOR THE HOLIDAY
December 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)
December  4  HIGH SOCIETY Comedy/Romance/Musical
December 11 SCROOGED  Comedy/Romance/Drama/Satire
December 18 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Drama/Fantasy/Comedy
 DECEMBER 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 December
                        Tuesdays, 12/4/18,12/11/18, 12/18/18   
(PLEASE NOTE: TIME HAS CHANGED TO 4:15-5:15 P.M.)                    
Location to walk:  Inside Building C/#135-Rooms 1-3 
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.
*FREE WORKSHOP: Creating Creative, Unique, Inexpensive Holiday Presents: Wednesday, 12/5/18 12:30-2:00 p.m. Building C/#135 Lobby
Learn how to make creative, fun gifts for all.
 
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, 12/14/18 Winter Holiday Karaoke Showcase: 6:00-9:00 pm  Suggested donation: $3.00/person.  Seniors from the Karaoke group will perform with holiday songs, along with some of their favorites, for the audience. All guests are welcome to participate in the holiday sing a long, for all to enjoy.  Light Refreshments available. For more information, and to reserve a space, please call: (818) 386-9674
 
*Friday, 12/28/18 Game Night/End of the Year Party 6:00-9:00 p.m. Suggested donation: $3.00/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:
 [email protected] 
or Center Staff: [email protected]
 
Day Trip
 
Visit the historic Mission Inn in Riverside. See more than 3 million lights decorating the inn and the surrounding area. Leave at 11:30AM return at 8:30PM Tuesday December 4. Dinner and shopping on your own. Cost $30. 
 
 
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


Dec 1 Walk with a Doc
Dec 1 Sherman Oaks Art Walk
Dec 2 Valley Beth Israel Musical Comedy
Dec 2 Granada Hills Holiday Parade
Dec 2 Luminaria
Dec 2-10(Sundown) Hanukkah 
Dec 3 Election 2020 Meeting
Dec 4 Senior Day Trip Riverside Inn
Dec 4 Coffee with Captains
Dec 5 Homeless Outreach Committee
Dec 5 Green & Beautification Committee
Dec 6 Vision Committee Community Meeting on Homeless
Dec 6 SO Chamber Health & Wellness
Dec 6 Assemblyman Nazarian Holiday Open House
Dec 8 & 9 Petsmart Pet & Santa Pictures
Dec 9 SOHA Toy Drive
Dec 9 Council District 4 Holiday Party
Dec 10 SONC Board Meeting
Dec 15 VNSO Holiday Showcase
Dec 15 & 16 Petsmart Pet & Santa Pictures
Dec 25 Christmas
Dec 26-Jan 2 Kwanzaa
Jan 1 New Years Day
Jan 9 CERT Training Begins
Jan 9 Traffic & Transportation Committee
Jan 14 SONC Board Meeting
Jan 17 Planning & Land Use Committee
 
 

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