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Sherman Oaks Newsletter March 2019

Posted on 03/04/19

Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Newsletter March 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!

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PO Box 5721, Sherman Oaks 91413
(818) 503-2399

In this month’s edition:
SONC Board March Meeting – Different Location
SONC Election
Youth Representatives Wanted
March Newsletter
How to Subscribe

Free Medicare Counseling
Airplane Noise
License Plates are Being Stolen!
Concert At The Getty
New Law on Scooters

Hello Spring Tree Adoption – Free Trees
Bach at the Subway
Valley Girl Redefined
Recycle Batteries
Earthquake Early Warning App
Public Safety
Valley Relics Museum
Historic Los Angeles
Potholes Need to be Filled
Spring Into Wellness Health Expo
Artists Wanted: Utility Box Art Program
Free Yard Tree Delivery Program

SONC Traffic and Transportation Committee
Metro Moves Ahead with the Sepulveda Pass Project!
Free LA Philharmonic
Fire Safety in Sherman Oaks Hills
Pre-Evacuation Preparation Steps

Finance Committee
Men of All Ages Who Love Singing 4-Part Harmony
Women of All Ages Who Love Singing
LAPD Community Town Hall

Walk With a Doc
Cars Speeding on Your Street?
SONC Green and Beautification Committee
Report Non-Emergency Crimes
LAPD Volunteer Program
About SONC
Vision Committee
Education Committee
Wonder Women of the Fourth
LADOT Dockless Scooters Community Meeting
Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM)
Programs at the Sherman Oaks Library
Friends of the Library
Movies at other nearby Libraries
Visit LA Museums Free
At the Skirball
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Exhibition
Sarah Berman’s Closet Exhibition
Aboard Noah’s Ark
Join the Scouts in Sherman Oaks
Free Car Seat Installation
Plant New Parkway Trees
Senior Programs

ONEgeneration 2019 Senior Symposium
Free Medicare Counseling
Taxi Cabs
LA Dept of Aging
Metro Tap Cards for Seniors

Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center
Senior Scam Stopper Event
March Events for Seniors

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


 
SONC Board March Meeting – Different Location
 
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Board will meet 6:30PM on March 11 at the East Valley Adult Center (also called Senior Center) Our featured speakers will be Jeff Kalban and Bob Anderson with a proposed Alternative to The Sepulveda Pass Project. Sherman Oaks and the Valley need public transportation. It will take decades to build. But, could we get it faster and cheaper?
 
We will also have reports on other current issues.
 
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 March 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: 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.
 
 
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.
 
Youth Representatives Wanted
 
The Council will be selecting two youth representatives for the 2019-20 year. The Youth Reps will sit with the Board to hear, debate, and recommend actions to the City Council and City Agencies.
The requirements:
Students in grades 9 through 12 who live or go to school within the boundaries of the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council may apply. Our boundaries are:
West - #405 Freeway
South - Mulholland Drive
North - Burbank Blvd
East – the 91423 Zip code line
A grade point average of 2.5 or more must be maintained.
Permission of both school and parents must be granted.
To apply send your contact information by email to [email protected] on or before April 15, 2019. The selection committee will contact applicants.
 
March Newsletter

This March newsletter has 65 articles with more than 100 local activities for the month and was emailed to 22,500 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.
 
Free Medicare 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 Blvd. 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.
 
Airplane Noise
 
Councilmember Ryu signed on to a formal letter to the FAA with Councilmembers Krekorian and Koretz and City Attorney Mike Feuer. This letter identifies the FAA’s failure to respond to past requests from City Officials, demands the FAA prepare adequate Draft Environmental Assessments, and asks the Administration to consider other alternative waypoints.
 
The Los Angeles World Airport Authority (LAWA), which owns and operates the Van Nuys Airport, sent a letter to the FAA, formally requesting that it undergo a Section 175 review of the flight procedures at Van Nuys Airport. In plain English, it is requesting that the FAA modify the flight paths from Van Nuys Airport, due to the current procedures’ negative impact on the community.
 
License Plates are Being Stolen!
 
Thieves steal license plates to put them on stolen vehicles and commit crimes. LAPD Detectives and Cadets will help you protect your license plates. They will install “Anti-Theft Screws” on your plates so they can’t be stolen. This is a free service on March 16!
 
Free License Plate Protection
Saturday March 16, 9AM-1PM
Bring your car to the Van Nuys Police Station, 6240 Sylmar Ave and drive to the rear of the station on Tyrone Ave.
 
Concert At The Getty
 
The Getty Center presents Sounds of LA, a free concert. Adyta Prakesh Ensemble. Two performances Saturday March 16 7PM and Sunday March 17 4PM. Cost is FREE. Parking does cost or you can take the #235 bus from the Valley. Park free at the Orange Line station on Sepulveda and take the bus on Sepulveda.
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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
FREE to Caring Homes
Hello Spring - Tree Adoption      
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council (SONC) holds its annual HELLO SPRING-TREE ADOPTION on Saturday, March 23, 2019, starting at 10:00 am, at the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park, 14201 Huston Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.
 
Adoption Rules
If you are a resident of the City of Los Angeles, you are eligible to adopt a tree and plant it in your yard! You must bring proof of residence (e.g., photo ID with an LA City address or a DWP bill) to the adoption event.  Fruit & Shade Tree Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Trees must be planted in the ground.
 
 
 
 
Bach at the Subway
 
Metro and Suzuki Music present a concert in honor of the
The Suzuki Music Program of Los Angeles provides a positive environment where children find joy in making music together. Today all children learning within the Suzuki method are invited to join together on guitars, violins, violas, and cellos, and play from the Suzuki repertoire, particularly the pieces by J.S. Bach. We celebrate not only Bach’s birthday, but also our joy in providing music for free in a public space. Bring your duet books!
 
11306 Chandler Blvd, North Hollywood, CA, USA
Ground Works Cafe, outside on the deck. Parking available near the North Hollywood Park/Rec Center on W Chandler or at the Post Office on Bakman Ave bet. W Chandler and Weddington.
 
March 23, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Group Performance
Guitars, Violins, Cellos, Violas
PROGRAM
Musette, Minuet 1, 2, 3, Tanz, and related pieces
 

Valley Girl Redefined

 
Forget about uptalk and tired clichés: 11:11 A Creative Collective is curating a group exhibition of the women shaping what it means to be a “Valley girl.” Artists at this Brand Library & Art Center show include Rachel Apthorp, Judy Baca, Hilary Baker, Lynn Coleman, Gioj DeMarco, Kathi Flood and others, plus a pop-up newstand by the San Fernando Valley Zine Fest. Through March 21. Cost FREE.
 
At the Brand Library & Art Center
1601 W Mountain St , Glendale
Open Sat & Sun 10 AM -
Tues & Thurs Noon – 8PM
Weds Noon -6PM
Sat 10AM-5PM
Closed Sun & Mon
 
Recycle Batteries
 
All those dead 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 S-wave - 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/mayor-garcetti-launches-nation%E2%80%99s-first-publicly-available-earthquake-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.
 
Public Safety
The Sherman Oaks Public Safety Committee would like to congratulate our latest 25 graduates of the LAFD Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) training class! want to sign up for a future 7 week class? Visit www.Cert-LA.com for all class details. 
 
The public safety committee would also like to inform residents that Fire Inspections in High Fire Hazard Zones will begin May 1st.   For more information visit: VMS3.lafd.org
 
 
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! Our next meeting is at the Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center March 25th
 
For more information email one of the committee Co-Chars Kristin Sales ([email protected]) or Melissa Menard ([email protected]).
 
Valley Relics Museum
The Valley Relics Museum, a collection of pop culture and movie-making artifacts culled from the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles, with a huge collection, has expanded open hours and a new home, at the Van Nuys Airport in Lake Balboa. The museum is a bit off the beaten path, off Balboa Boulevard and Stagg Street. From the outside, it blends in to its industrial-park setting. But inside are two hangars’ worth of space, filled top to bottom with giant neon signs from bygone Valley businesses, a row of vintage arcade games visitors can play, costumes and makeup from early cowboy Westerns and photos of the famous people, places and industry that make up the Valley’s history. You can visit the museum or even arrange to amaze your friends with a private party at your own event.


Valley Relics Museum
Address: 7900 Balboa Blvd., entrance on Stagg Street
(818) 616-4083
Hours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thurs., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Sun.
Cost: $10, or $8 for seniors. Children 10 and under are free. Free for everyone 10 a.m. – noon Thurs.
 
 
 
 
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 Need to be Filled
 
SONC got a lot of potholes filled last month. There many new potholes caused by the recent rains to bother you and your car.  We are collecting a new list of potholes to be filled at our next filling event.  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. Send us the information through the “contact us” on our website www.shermanoaksnc.org.
 
Spring Into Wellness Health Expo
 
Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce  presents Spring Into Wellness Health Expo on Saturday, April 6th at the Westfield Sherman Oaks Fashion Square from 10am-2pm. Admission is free to the public!. Additional info can be found here:  http://www.shermanoakschamber.org/events/details/spring-into-wellness-health-expo-8417
 
 
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
 
SONC Traffic and Transportation Committee
 
The Traffic and Transportation Committee will meet March 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. Enforcement of vehicle laws applying to scooters.
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 March 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 what your neighborhood is going to look like and how your great-great-grandchildren will travel LA for the next century. This is the only time to let your voice be heard. If you have not been to the meetings, you may get something you won’t like. The final round of Metro informational meetings will be held this summer. Watch this newsletter and Metro’s information.
 
 
Free LA Philharmonic Tickets from the LA County Board of Supervisors
 
Our Board is collaborating with our fabulous LA Philharmonic to make performances accessible to everyone in the County. The innovative "100 for the 100th: Be Our Guest" program wants to ensure that the wonderful performances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall for the Phil’s 100th birthday will be a celebration available to all of LA. The program is distributing 10,000 free tickets to performances during the LA Phil’s anniversary season, including concerts conducted by Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, major guest artists, youth concerts, world, jazz, songbook programs, and more. If you live in the Third District and would like to "Be Our Guest" -- fill out this online ticket request form today! https://supervisorkuehl.com/laphil/
 
 
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.
  1. 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. 
  2. Remove all dead trees and shrubs. 
  3. Maintain 5 feet of vertical clearance between roof surfaces and portions of overhanging trees and shrubs. 
  4. Remove any portion of a tree or shrub within 10-foot radius of a chimney outlet. 
  5. Maintain the roofs of all structures free of leaves, needles, twigs, and other combustible matter. 
  6. Remove all dead/dry undergrowth and material within trees and shrubs to include all dead or dry palm fronds/branches. 
  7. 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. 
  8. 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. 
  9. 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. 
  1. 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.   
  2. Firewood shall be located 30 feet away from any structure or shall be completely enclosed within a fire resistive closed container. 
  3. Trim back vegetation and maintain 3 feet radius clearance around fire hydrants. 
  4. 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.
 
 
 
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. SONC thanks the River Oaks Chorus for the great performance they put on ahead of our August Movie in the Park.
 
 

LAPD Community Town Hall - March 27, 2019
 
Please join LAPD's Operations Valley Bureau for a community town hall. Topics will include: crime trends, homelessness, quality of life issues and community engagement. This is also your chance to meet your LAPD Command Staff. Wednesday, March 27 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM AGBU Manoogian Demerjian School 6844 Oakdale Ave Canoga Park, CA 91306
 
 
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 walk is April 6. 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 March 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!
 
 
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.
LAPD Volunteer Program
 
Make a difference as a LAPD volunteer and be the change you want to see in your community.  Volunteers represent a broad range of ages, from teenagers to senior citizens. Through their dedicated service, volunteers reflect the quality that is representative of the people of Los Angeles and the LAPD. In turn, the Department recognizes the valuable assistance that volunteers provide, and considers them as an integral part of the LAPD team. 
 
One of the most important aspects of the LAPD volunteer program is the diversity of responsibilities that volunteers undertake on a daily basis. Volunteers serve as a bridge between officers and civilians as they represent their communities in all aspects of Department-related functions.
 
As a volunteer, here are some of the available opportunities • Community members on patrol • Clerical and administrative support • Detective support • Impacting youth through mentorship & tutoring • Promoting safety with business communities • And a variety of other important functions.
 
Interested or need more information: Officier Farah [email protected] lapd.online  818 374 9406 ( Volunteer Police Patrol) and/or Van Nuys CRO Unit  email---  [email protected]   818 374 5420
 
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 will be held at Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center through June. Join us at 5056 Van Nuys Blvd 6:30PM the 2nd Monday evening of each month. 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.
 
 
Vision Committee
 
March 7 VISION Committee meeting. Last month we had a general overview of Community Plan topics. This month we will be focusing on Mobility. Please be prepared to discuss mobility from riding the Metro to walking our community. This is a major quality of life component, we want as much community input as possible as we study these issues.  Please join us and bring your neighbors..
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
March 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.
 
Wonder Women of the Fourth
 
It’s that time of year again to nominate an exceptional woman you may know who has gone above and beyond to make our district a better place. Every year our office recognizes these special women who have made a positive impact in their communities. Please visit our website at the following link if you know someone who you would like to nominate.
 
You can fill out an application by March 5th to have your nominee considered as one of this year's Wonder Women of the Fourth.
 
http://davidryu.lacity.org/wonder_women_of_the_4th
 
LADOT Dockless Scooters Community Meeting
 
LA Department of Transportation is hosting a series of community meetings to discuss the City’s approach to working with dockless bicycle and scooter providers.
 
There will be a meeting in Sherman Oaks for all interested. Here are the details:
 
Tuesday, March 12
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sherman Oaks Public Library
14245 Moorpark St.
 
Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM)
 
PLUM meeting March 21. 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!
PLUM Committee
March 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
March 9:  Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
 
Great used book sale at the Sherman Oaks Library to benefit our very own local library. The book sale runs from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Select from children's books, classics, fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, CD's and DVD's. Most books $1 or less, big selection of children's books!! Help support the Sherman Oaks Library! Sponsored by Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library.

We also take donations of books, CD's, and DVD's.  Bring them to the sale or the library during business hours.  A receipt will be provided. Pre-sale for Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library Members on Friday, March 8 3:00-5:00 PM.
 
Mindfulness Meditation Classes the 1st, 3rd and 4th Friday of the month @ 11:00 AM - March 1, 15, and 22.  Evening class @ 6:30 March 27.
 
Each class is a combination of lecture, guided meditation practice, group feedback and discussion lead by mindfulness facilitators John Kneedler and Linnea Pyne.  John and Linnea are graduates of UCLA's Mindfulness Awareness Resource Program.  John teaches the morning classes and Linnea teaches the evening class.
 
March 13:  Game Day. New Monthly Event - Game Day on Wednesday March 13 from 3:00-5:00PM.  Adults and teens are invited to a trivia game day.  Exercise your brain, make new friends, and join the library community!  
 
March 13:  TreePeople Shade Tree Distribution Event - Free Emoji
 
Where have all the trees gone?  According to USC Dornsife researchers, residential green cover has been reduced as much as 55% in the last 10 years in Los Angeles.  But, you can help!  Plant a tree!  TreePeople will provide free shade trees to folks who register.  They will also teach you how to plant your new tree!  What could be better!
 
Register for a free shade tree @ [email protected] by March 8.  Participants need to be a resident of the City of Los Angeles.  Shade trees are available to anyone who lives or owns property within the City.  Trees must be planted on private property and a verification of an LA City address is required (DL, ID, DWP bill). March 13th TreePeople event is 6:00-7:30 PM
 
Adult Coloring every Thursday @ 2:00 PM.  Evening Coloring March 12 and 26 @ 5:30PM
 
Come join us for coloring!  Explore your creative side every Thursday at 2:00 PM  and the 2nd Tuesday at 5:30 PM in our Meeting Room.  All materials are supplied.  You are also welcome to bring your own.
 
Free Movie - Saturday, March 23 @ 2:00 PM
 
First Man (2018)
 
 
Friends of the Library
 
The Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization designed to support and enhance the programs, facilities, collection and other needs of the Sherman Oaks Library.  Our mission is to foster friendships and a sense of community through educational, cultural, and social programs.  With funds mainly raised through monthly Book Sales, the Friends sponsor children's programs, movies, meditation classes, adult coloring, game days and a speakers program.  In addition, the Friends enhance the library's collection of books and DVDs.  Last year, the Friends and Library Administration in conjunction with the SONC finished a complete renovation of the community room at the Sherman Oaks Branch
 
Interested in becoming a member?  Pick up a membership application at the library.  
 
Interested in becoming a volunteer, making a suggestion about the library or joining our e-mail list?  E-mail us at [email protected] 
 
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
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.
 
Cinema Tuesdays
All Cinema Tuesday films are free. No reservations.
For Women’s History Month –
Tues March 5 1:30PM Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Tues April 2 1:30PM Black Power Mixtape - Using a treasure trove of discovered 16mm film shot by Swedish journalists in the 1960s and 1970s, director Göran Olsson and coproducer Danny Glover chronicle the evolution of the Black Power Movement.
 
Live Performance – On the Other Side a performance that challenges borders. Sunday March 17 4PM. FREE.
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 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
 
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
 
Senior Programs
ONEgeneration 2019 Senior Symposium
Spring time is just around the corner and ONEgeneration is ramping up for another successful Senior Symposium!! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 18th, 2019. Last year’s Symposium was our most successful year yet with over 1,000 attendees, 100 vendors, 15 health screenings, wonderful guest speakers, and entertainment. We are hopeful this year will bring as much value to our community as it has in the past. Registration is now open for all vendors and sponsors who are interested in participating.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center
18255 Victory Blvd., Reseda, CA 91335
 
Free Medicare 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 Blvd. 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.
 
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 new[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 MONDAY, MARCH 25TH FOR THE HOLIDAY
March Activities for Seniors, Ages 50+: Senior Exercise; Tai Chi; Acting/Improvisation; Recycled Arts and Crafts; Canasta; 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 
Tuesdays 12:30pm (In Building C/#135 Lobby)
March  5 GUESS WHO IS COMING TO DINNER 
March 12 BIG FISH  
March 19 NATIONAL TREASURE
March 26 LONESOME DOVE
 
SENIOR SCAM STOPPER EVENT
Join Los Angeles City Councilman, DAVID RYU, from CD4, on March 21st, at 9:30 A.M., in Building A/Dining Room (Multi-Purpose Room) for this important event.
 
MARCH EVENTS for Seniors, Ages 50+:  
*Must enter from parking lot on Hartsook/Van Nuys for the following events:
*SENIOR STEP AND STRIDE- Extended through March: Tuesdays, 3/5/19, 3/12/19, 3/19/19, & 3/26/19   
(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.
Location for both Special Events listed below:
 Building C (#135) Rm. #137
 Bring a friend or more, and join us for lots of fun, and sing to your hearts' delight:
*Friday, 3/8/19 Karaoke Night: 6:00-9:00 pm  Suggested donation: $3.00/person.  Sing some oldies, but goodies, and newer ones as well. Wide variety of songs to choose from; Sing individually, and/or in duets/ groups.  Light Refreshments available. For more information, and to reserve a space, please call: (818) 386-9674
Friday, 3/29/19 Game Night 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, Scrabble, Trivia Games,  Kings On The Corner, 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) 981-1284 Ext223.
 
Maintenance on Power Wheelchairs
 
Maintenance and repairs on Power Wheelchairs are available at no cost if you are eligible through Medicare. Call Wayne at (800) 875-2253.
 
 
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
Day Trip to Descanso Gardens
Tuesday, March 19. Leave SOEVAC 10AM, return 4PM. Enjoy the sights, sounds, fragrances, and history of the gardens. Tulips, camellias, lilacs, and daffodils will all be in bloom (subject to the whims of Mother Nature.) Ride through the gardens on the Enchanted Railroad, a 1/8 scale diesel train. Visit the Sturt Haaga Gallery of art, botany, horticulture, and conservation. Cost $12.
Descanso Gardens trip reservations call (818) 981-1284 ext 231
Mon 12:30-2:30pm, Tues, Weds, Thurs 10am-1pm
Calendar of Meetings and Events


3/5 Candidate Filing for SONC Board Closes
3/5 Wonder Woman Deadline
3/7 Vision Committee
3/6 Traffic Committee
3/6 Green & Beautification Committee
3/12 D.O.T. Scooter Meeting
3/13 Free Shade Trees
3/16 LAPD License Plate Protection
3/16 & 17 Concert at the Getty
3/18 Senior Symposium
3/21 Senior Scam Stopper
3/21 Planning & Land Use Meeting
3/23 Hello to Spring Tree Adoption – Free Trees
3/23 Movie – First Man
3/23 Bach at the Subway
3/25 Public Safety Committee
3/27 LAPD Town Hall
4/6 Walk with a Doc
4/6 Spring into Wellness Expo
4/15 Youth Rep Application Deadline
5/19 SONC Election – be sure to vote!
 
 
 
 
 

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