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Sherman Oaks February 2019 Newsletter

Posted on 02/01/19

Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council
Newsletter February 2019
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 edition:
SONC Board February Meeting – Different Location
SONC Election
February Newsletter
How to Subscribe
New Law on Scooters
Hello Spring Tree Adoption – Free Trees
Recycle Batteries
Earthquake Early Warning App
Let’s Hear About Your Group’s Event
SFV Marine Corps League Fundraiser
New LADWP Rebate Program for Attic Insulation
Coffee with Assemblymember NazarianS
Public Safety
Historic Los Angeles
Potholes Filled This Month
Artists Wanted: Utility Box Art Program
Free Yard Tree Delivery Program
Art of 3 Faiths at the Getty
SONC Traffic and Transportation Committee
Metro Moves Ahead with the Sepulveda Pass Project!
Fire Safety in Sherman Oaks Hills
Pre-Evacuation Preparation Steps
Free Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Gene
5th Annual Job and Career Fair
LA River Master Plan
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
Report Non-Emergency Crimes
About SONC
Free Tickets to the Riviera Golf Tournament for Military & Vets
Vision Committee
Education Committee
Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM)
Programs at the Sherman Oaks Library
Special Events at the Sherman Oaks Library
Movies at other nearby Libraries
Visit LA Museums Free
At the Skirball
Join the Scouts in Sherman Oaks
Free Car Seat Installation
Sidewalk Repair
Plant New Parkway Trees
New LADWP Rebate Program for Attic Insulation
Senior Programs
Taxi Cabs
LA Dept of Aging
Metro Tap Cards for Seniors
Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center
Need a Ride to the Senior Center?
Bingo
Calendar of Meetings and Events

SONC Board February Meeting – Different Location
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Board will meet
6:30PM on February 11 at the East Valley Adult Center (also
called Senior Center) Our guest speakers will be Inspector Orona
and Inspector Smith from the LA Fire Department talking about
how to protect hillside homes in the coming fire season. In recent
months there were more than 80 deaths and thousands of homes
were burned in brush fires. Our hillsides will be full of dry brush in
the coming months. But we don’t have to have a single death or
lose a single home here. Learn the simple steps you can take to
protect your home and yourself. This is your opportunity to get the
answers.
We will also have a reports on:
The new city ordinance on Air BnB rentals.
Bird Scooters
Bicycle Safety
If you have an opinion on these important issues 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 February 11
East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks


SONC Election
Candidates Wanted
for Open Seats on the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council
On Sunday, May 19, 2019, elections for open seats on the
Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) will be held. If
you’d like to be candidate, please read the following.
Details about the Open Seats:
• Areas 2, 4 and 6 each have three open seats up for election –
one Residential representative; one Business representative,
and one Community Interest representative.
• Area 1 has one open seat for election – Business
representative
• Area 5 has one open seat for election – Community Interest
representative
To see the geographic areas go to SONC home page at
www.shermanoaksnc.org
More information about the election on our home page at
www.shermanoaksnc.org
Details about how to become a Candidate:
• Information on Candidate Filing and Guidelines can be found
at: https://empowera.org/elections/
• The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council by-laws can be
found at: www.shermanaoksnc.org/bylaws.php
• The process to register as a Candidate can be found at:
https://clerkappsele.lacity.org/NCCR
• The Filing Period for Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council
candidates Opens on February 3, 2019 and closes on
March 5, 2019
• Information about free Candidate Workshops can be found
at:https://NCevents.eventbrite.com
If you don’t want to be a candidate, that’s OK, but mark your
calendars now and remember to VOTE on May 19th.

The Neighborhood Councils of the San Fernando Valley are
joining forces to throw the 2019 Rally in the Valley on Saturday,
February 9th in North Hills. Every SF Valley-area Neighborhood
Council is invited to have a presence at this large-scale
Neighborhood Council elections event. Each Council who attends
will be able to hand out material to prospective candidates and talk
to them about their experiences as a board member, and the impact
their Council has had on their community.
Candidate registration for every Valley-area Neighborhood
Council will be open on this date, so City Clerk will be on hand to
register your candidates. EmpowerLA will also be there, to lead a
candidate workshop on tips for elections outreach and creating a
successful campaign using free or low-cost tools. Refreshments
will be provided.

Do you want to volunteer time to serve the community but don’t
want to put in the time Board membership requires? Most of the
Council’s work takes place in committees. You can serve on a
committee and put in as much time as you want. Email
[email protected] and we’ll get you started.

February Newsletter
This February newsletter has 56 articles with more than 100 local
activities for the month and was emailed to 22,000 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. Try the version on our website. It has
pictures and is easy to read.

New Law on Scooters
A new state law went into effect January 1. Adults can legally ride
a motorized rental scooter without a helmet. Riders under 18 must
wear a helmet. Scooters cannot be driven on sidewalks. Scooters
are legal on streets with a speed limit lower than 25 mph. On
streets with speed limits of 25 mph scooters can only be in bike
lanes. Scooters can’t be used on streets with speed limits of 35
mph or more until the City Council passes a new ordinance. There
will be scooter reps at our February 11 meeting. If you have
concerns, questions, or complaints; this is the time to voice them.
SONC Board Meeting
Monday, February 11, 6:30PM
East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd

Hello Spring Tree Adoption – Free Trees
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) invites you to
adopt a shade or fruit tree in celebration of Spring. MARK YOUR
CALENDARS -- Saturday, March 23, 2019. Adoptions begin at
10:00 am and will continue until all trees are adopted. Shade and
fruit trees will be looking for a caring and loving home. It's all part
of growing our Urban Forest. Hope to see you there.
Hello Spring Tree Adoption
Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Park
Recreation Building at Huston St west of Hazeltine
Saturday March 23 10am until trees are gone

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.

Earthquake Early Warning App
ShakeAlertLA is a new mobile app that can give users warnings
that an earthquake has begun. The warnings come several seconds
before the really damaging phase of an earthquake - called the Swave
- occurs, giving enough time to slow or stop a vehicle; take
cover; or automatically shut down industrial systems.
ShakeAlertLA is the first such app publicly available in the United
States. Users must allow the app to use location services at all
times, in order for it to be effective, and coverage only currently
extends to Los Angeles County. https://www.lamayor.org/mayorgarcetti-
launches-nation%E2%80%99s-first-publicly-availableearthquake-
early-warning-mobile-app

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 22,000 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.

SFV Marine Corps League Fundraiser
Enjoy a night of sparkling entertainment for a good cause. Music
of the 60’s in a Tribute to The Legends of Motown. The Four
Tops, The Supremes, Damon Knight, The Temptations, The
Marvelettes. Host by 92.3 DJ Gus “The Grandfather.” For tickets
call (818) 599-2719.
Saturday Feb 19
Knights of Columbus Hall
21433 Strathern St
Canoga Park

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”.

Coffee with Assemblymember Nazarian
Community Coffee with Assemblymember Nazarian
March 2, 2018
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Sherman Oaks Martin Pollard Branch Library
14245 Moorpark St, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Public Safety
The Public Safety Committee meetings are at the East Valley
Adult Center. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org
date and agenda 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.

Potholes Filled This Month
Thanks to all that reported potholes. The Dept of Street Services
will be filling them this month.

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

Free Yard Tree Delivery Program
Apply for the yard tree delivery program using the 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 shade trees,
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

Art of 3 Faiths at the Getty
An exhibit of medieval illumination of Bibles, Torahs, and Qur’an
in sacred texts from the middle ages is on display now through
February 3. Admission is free. Parking costs $16. Want free
parking? Park at the Orange line station at Sepulveda behind LA
Fitness and take the #734 or #234 bus from Sepulveda Blvd to the
Getty for $1.75. Lower rates for students and seniors.

SONC Traffic and Transportation Committee
The Traffic and Transportation Committee will meet Feb 6.
Important items to be discussed are the new Sherman Oaks stops
on the new DASH route. The Route will change. The new Map and
new Stops on Ventura will be available at the meeting
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!

Traffic & Transportation Committee
6:30pm February 6
Sherman Oaks Library
14245 Moorpark St.

Metro Moves Ahead with the Sepulveda Pass Project!
Decisions are being made that will affect how you live through
construction for the next 20 years. These decisions will also 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 in the next few
weeks. There is a meeting conveniently scheduled nearby:
Saturday February 2 10AM-12 Noon
Marvin Braude Center
6262 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys 91401

Fire Safety in Sherman Oaks Hills
There is extreme fire danger in our hills. In the Camp fire in
Northern California 85 people died and 19,000 homes were
burned. In Southern California’s Woolsey fire 3 people died and
1,600 homes were burned. We can be safer here in Sherman Oaks.
Protect your family and your home by following these new city
regulations.
Year-round compliance shall be maintained as described below on all native
brush, weeds, grass, trees and hazardous vegetation within 200 feet of any
structures/buildings, whether those structures are on your property or
adjoining properties, and within 10 feet of any combustible fence or
roadway/driveway used for vehicular travel.
1. Maintain all weeds and grasses at a maximum height of 3 inches.
IMPORTANT- Do not use a metal weedwhacker. Sparks can start a
fire.
2. Maintain the lower 1/3rd of trees and shrubs by removing all leafy
foliage, twigs, and branches up to a maximum of 6 feet from the
ground. However, this requirement does not apply to fruit trees,
privacy hedges, and ornamental shrubbery provided they are well
maintained and free of all dead and dry material.
3. Remove all dead trees and shrubs.
4. Maintain 5 feet of vertical clearance between roof surfaces and
portions of overhanging trees and shrubs.
5. Remove any portion of a tree or shrub within 10-foot radius of a
chimney outlet.
6. Maintain the roofs of all structures free of leaves, needles, twigs, and
other combustible matter.
7. Remove all dead/dry undergrowth and material within trees and
shrubs to include all dead or dry palm fronds/branches.
8. Once brush clearance is conducted, remove and safely dispose of all
cut or bagged vegetation, all dead trees and all debris. This includes all
combustible junk, trash or debris that may be on your property,
regardless of how it got there. Combustible debris may include, but is
not limited to, paper trash, cardboard boxes, household trash,
fabric/clothing, plastic, rubber/tires, or piles of yard waste.
9. Cut vegetation may be machine processed (chipped) and spread as
ground cover (mulch) so it does not exceed 3 inches in depth within 30
feet of structures and no more than 6 inches in depth 30+ feet from
structures/buildings. Machine processed/chipped material shall not be
placed within 10 feet of combustible fences or road surfaces.
10. Trim Native shrubs/brush so foliage is removed from lower third up to
a maximum of 6 feet. Native shrubs shall not exceed 216 cubic feet in
volume and shall be spaced not less than 3 times its maximum height
but not less than 18 feet from other native shrubs, structures, and
combustible material.
11. Maintain all other landscape vegetation in such a condition as not to
provide an available fuel supply to augment the spread or intensity of a
fire or impede egress of emergency vehicles.
12. Firewood shall be located 30 feet away from any structure or shall be
completely enclosed within a fire resistive closed container.
13. Trim back vegetation and maintain 3 feet radius clearance around fire
hydrants.
14. Vegetation/branches extending past curb and over the street shall be
trimmed back to the curb line and up a minimum of 14 feet vertically
from the roadway surface to the lowest overhanging branch to provide
clearance for emergency vehicles.

Pre-Evacuation Preparation Steps
Home Evacuation Checklist – How to Prepare for
Evacuation:
Inside the House
• Shut all windows and doors, leaving them unlocked.
• Remove flammable window shades, curtains and close
metal shutters.
• Remove lightweight curtains.
• Move flammable furniture to the center of the room,
away from windows and doors.
• Shut off gas at the meter; turn off pilot lights.
• Leave your lights on so firefighters can see your house
under smoky conditions.
• Shut off the air conditioning.
Outside
• Gather up flammable items from the exterior of the
house and bring them inside (patio furniture, children’s
toys, door mats, trash cans, etc.) or place them in your
pool.
• Turn off propane tanks.
• Move propane BBQ appliances away from structures.
• Connect garden hoses to outside water valves or
spigots for use by firefighters. Fill water buckets and
place them around the house.
• Don’t leave sprinklers on or water running, they can
affect critical water pressure.
• Leave exterior lights on so your home is visible to
firefighters in the smoke or darkness of night.
• Put your Emergency Supply Kit in your vehicle.
• Back your car into the driveway with vehicle loaded
and all doors and windows closed. Carry your car keys
with you.
• Have a ladder available and place it at the corner of
the house for firefighters to quickly access your roof.
• Seal attic and ground vents with pre-cut plywood or
commercial seals.
• Patrol your property and monitor the fire situation.
Don’t wait for an evacuation order if you feel threatened.
• Check on neighbors and make sure they are preparing
to leave.
Animals
• Locate your pets and keep them nearby.
• Prepare farm animals for transport and think about
moving them to a safe location early.

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.

5th Annual Job and Career Fair
Companies will be looking to fill full-time, part-time and
apprentice positions. Candidates of all ages, experience levels, and
industries are encouraged to attend. Please come prepared with
resumes and dressed professionally.
Friday, February 22, 2019 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
La Iglesia En El Camino
14800 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA 91405
For more information, please contact Assemblymember Nazarian’s
office at 818-376-4246.

LA River Master Plan
The entire 51 mile length of the LA River is being developed.
Redevelopment of Sherman Oaks portion of the river bank is already
underway. Find out what is going on at a family friendly event. Ask
your questions and get one-on-one answers.
The Great Hall
Pierce College
Weds February 13 6-8pm

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!

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.

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 the first Saturday of each month. The
next walks are Feb 2 and March 2. 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
We are looking for volunteers for the Sherman Oaks Garden 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 also looking for Volunteers for this
event on March 24
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 Feb 6 at Sherman Oaks Library.
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-touse/
or file by calling (424) 348-HELI (4354).

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.

Free Tickets to the Riviera Golf Tournament for
Military & Vets
The Genesis Open PGA Golf Tournament will be Feb 11-17 at
the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. As a thank you to
our military, all active, retired, reserve and National Guard
military members are eligible to receive complimentary grounds
tickets. Tickets provide access to the tournament grounds and
the Hexadyne Military Pavilion located near 10th green. ID card
or copy of your DD214 required.
• Free for all active, retired, reserve and National Guard
• Tickets include access to grounds and Hexadyne Military
Pavilion
• Military tickets available ONLY at box office
• Maximum 2 tickets per valid ID
Details at https://genesisopen.com/tickets#military-tickets. Refer to
the website for parking and shuttle service or take the bus from the
Valley. Or park at the Orange Line parking lot behind LA Fitness
and take Metro Red bus #734 from Sepulveda to the #405/Church
Lane/Sunset Blvd stop, transfer to the Sunset bus #602 and travel
west to Allenford & Sunset. One way Bus fare $1.75 with a tap
card; Seniors 75cents or 35 cents depending on time of day.

Vision Committee
The Vision meeting February 7 is starting the Community Plan
Update study. Community involvement is very important in this
process; the City Planning Department is developing Sherman
Oaks’ land use plan for the next 10 to 20 years. 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!
Vision Committee
February 7 6:30PM
Sherman Oaks Library
14245 Moorpark Street

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.

Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM)
PLUM meeting February 21 will review the proposed mixed use
project at 15027 Ventura Blvd., the proposed City Design
Guidelines and the proposed Restaurant Beverage Program
Ordinance. 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
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PLUM Committee
February 21 6:30PM
Sherman Oaks Library
14245 Moorpark Street

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, Friday 1:30-3PM & 3:30-5PM, Sat 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
Play readings of short comedies for adults Mon Feb 4 6PM
A Treasury of Short Stories performance for adults Mon Feb 11
6PM
Teen Volunteer training Tues Feb 5 4PM. Get service hour credit.
Teen Game Day Tues Feb 19 4PM
Teen Craft – Sand Art Tues Feb 26 4PM
Lego Club Weds Feb 6 & 20 4-5PM
Used Book Sale Saturday Sat Feb 9th 9:30AM-1:30PM
Hearing Loss Saturday Feb 23 9:30AM
Mindfullness meditation Weds Feb 1 & 15 & Fri 22 11AM
and Fri Feb 27 6:30PM

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.
North Hollywood Amelia Earhart – Thursdays 2pm call 818-766-
7185 for details

Visit LA Museums Free
Free for all! During the weekend of Feb 2 & 3 more than 40 LA
area museums will be open for free! Some are open both days,
some only Saturday or Sunday. Some require reservations. See the
complete list at http://www.socalmuseums.org/free-for-all/
Also every day…
The Los Angeles Public Library now offers Discover & Go, a
program to visit some of the city’s top museums for free or at low
cost with your library card. These are the participating Museums:
Autrey Museum of the American West
Battleship Iowa
Catalina Island Museum
Chinese American Museum
Craft & Folk Art Museum
Discovery Cube
Grammy Museum
Hammer
Japanese American Museum
Kidspace Children’s Museum
La Brea Tar Pits & Museum
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
LA Conservancy
LA Zoo
Museum of Jurassic Technology
Museum of Tolerance
LA County Natural History Museum
Skirball Cultural Center
For information on how to get free or low cost entry go to
lapl.discoverandgo.net and log in with your library card. Don’t have a
library card? Get yours for free at the Sherman Oaks Library.

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
Cinema Tuesdays
All Cinema Tuesday films are free. No reservations.
Feb 5 Killer of Sheep
Feb 12 Black Girl

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Exhibition
The Notorious RBG: The Life & Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
On exhibition at the Skirball Continues through March 10, 2019.
Would you like to be on the Supreme Court? Well you can –
almost! The RBG exhibit has the 9 member bench set up for you.
Just put on the judge’s robe, sit in a judges seat, and get have a
friend take your picture. Then feel the prestige that only a Supreme
Court Judge can enjoy!

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 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 prerequisite
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 last summer’s 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/

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]
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, FEBRUARY
18, 2019, FOR PRESIDENT'S DAY HOLIDAY

FEBRUARY 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!!
Free Movies at SOEVAC on Tuesdays 12:30 p.m. (In Building
C/#135 Lobby)
February 5 FUNNY FACE
February 12 MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING
February 19 THE WAY WE WERE
February 26 SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
Please note: Movies are subject to change.

SPECIAL EVENTS
for Seniors, Ages 50+:
*Must enter from parking lot on Hartsook/Van Nuys for the following
events:
*SENIOR STEP AND STRIDE Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Locations to walk: Inside Building C/#135-Rooms 1-3, if weather is
too cold. Walking will be around the track, if weather permits
Meet new friends, have a fun time walking together, while burning some
calories, uplifting your mood and staying healthy.
Please note: Emergency form must be on file with staff prior to this
activity. Donations are welcome.
Locations for Special Events listed below:
Building C (#135) Rm. #137 or Building C (#135) Lobby
Bring a friend or more, and join us for lots of fun:
*KARAOKE NIGHT: Friday, 2/08/19 6:00-9:00 p.m. Suggested
donation: $3.00/person. There is a wide variety of songs and genres to
choose from. Sing individually, or in duets/groups. Light Refreshments
available. For more information, and to reserve a space, please
call: (818) 386-9674
VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY: Thursday, 2/14/19 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Suggested donation: $2.00/person. MAKE YOUR DAY SPECIAL AND COMPLETE,
BY JOINING US (Building C/#135 Lobby) FOR FUN ARTS AND
CRAFTS, GAMES., REFRESHMENTS, AND PRIZES.
*GAME NIGHT: Friday, 2/2/19 6:00-9:00 p.m. Suggested donation:
$3.00/person. Fun-filled evening with games, food, contests, and prizes.
Favorite games, including: Backgammon, Boggle, Checkers, Chess,
Farkle, Kings On The Corner, Scrabble, Trivia Games, 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]

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
Feb 2 Walk with a Doc
Feb 2 Metro Meeting on Sepulveda Pass
Feb 2-3 Free Museum Days
Feb 3 Candidate Filing for SONC Board Opens
Feb 6 Green & Beautification Committee
Feb 6 Traffic & Transportation Committee
Feb 7 Vision Committee
Feb 11 SONC Board Meeting at East Valley Adult Center
Feb 11-17 Riviera Golf Tournament
Feb 13 LA River Master Plan
Feb 19 SFV Marine Corps Fundraiser
Feb 21 PLUM Committee
Feb 22 5th Annual Job Fair
Mar 2 Walk with a Doc
Mar 2 Coffee with Assemblymember Nazarian
Mar 5 Candidate Filing for SONC Board Closes
Mar 23 Hello to Spring Tree Adoption – Free Trees
May 19 SONC Election – be sure to vote!

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