Silver Strand “Books in the Afternoon” book club

The first Silver Strand “Books in the Afternoon” book club met at Nora Nicosia’s house on Tuesday November 14th. It was a lively, successful first meeting. This fun, never-at-a-loss-for-words group decided to:
· Keep it casual–comfy clothes encouraged
· Stay with small snacks so that it will be easy to host
· Focus on fiction
· Meet every other month
· Meet on Tuesdays at 2 pm and discuss at the meeting if there is a better day and time for everyone
· Give early notice of next book
· Vote on a group rating for the book we discussed
· Collect and post names of books that attendees have read recently that others may enjoy.

Our first book was the current best seller Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. We had a lively discussion on secrets, family dynamics, planned communities, adoption, how we relate to characters in book, and other topics. We rated the book 3.5 out of 5. (We’re tough. You have to be Hemingway’s best book to get a 5.)

Our next “Books in the Afternoon” will be Tuesday, January 23rd at 2 pm. Save the date. Location will be announced. The book selected Beartown by Fredrik Backman which has received great reviews. The author also wrote A Man Called Ove (also a recommended Netflix movie.)

The group is so casual that we voted “no photo” so you’ll have to imagine a small, lively group of your neighbors enjoying a great discussion of an interesting book.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Nora Nicosia at or Clarissa Cervantes at


Los Angeles City Services Contact Information

Los Angeles City Services Directory and Other Useful Contact Information

Download this short list  (Excel format) of useful service and departmental phone numbers and other contact information.

Homeowners can  report lights out on their home phone by dialing 311 or via this form at
Homeowners can also e-mail Debbie Schneider, Bali Management at

Los Angeles City Services Directory website

Los Angeles Department of Public Works

For Non-Emergency Police Response – 311
LA Police Department – 877-275-5273
Police Venice Beach Substation – 310-392-5131
Cable TV/Internet Spectrum

Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety

Ready LA – The City of Los Angeles Disaster Tips, Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Website – offers a variety of information to assist with emergency preparedness, response and recovery, including resources for disaster survival kits and emergency shelters.


Thank you Tigre Sheets for putting this list together.

SSMHOA Board Meeting Nov. 13 at 7:30pm

The next SSMHOA regular Board Meeting will take place on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm sharp at 124 Outrigger Mall.

All registered SSMHOA homeowners are welcome to attend. Homeowners can address questions and concerns to the Board during the Homeowners Forum which precedes reports on the regular agenda items and, if they wish, leave after they have spoken.

There will be Committee Appointments, reports from the Chairs of the Landscape, Security, Block Captain, Street, Emergency Preparedness and Government Action Committees, and maintenance proposals.

Help Clean Up After Halloween – Nov. 1st at 8:30am

After Halloween Clean Up 

Silver Strand residents who would like to help with the after Halloween clean up of Roma Ct on Wednesday, November 1st – the clean up will start at 8:30am at the south end cul-de-sac.

Brady Connell will have bagels and juice for all the volunteers on his front stoop at 5006 Roma Ct on Wednesday morning.

For more information contact Brady Connell at 323-459-1932, or just show up at 5006 Roma Ct Tuesday morning around 8:30am.

Have a Safe and Spooktacular Halloween!

Photos: Silver Strand Art Group

The Silver Strand Art Group Visits the Downtown Murals and Graffiti Art Scene

On Saturday, October 28th the Silver Strand Art Group visited Downtown Los Angeles for a Murals and Graffiti Art Walk.

The Silver Strand Art Group
Our guide, a local artist himself.
Hauser & Wirth Gallery
Pumpkin carving at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery

It was a great day and we hope to see you at the next Silver Strand Art Group tour.

Thank you Marilee, Angela, Clarissa, and Nora.

New! Silver Strand Daytime Book Club – November 14 at 2PM

New! Daytime Book Club Tuesday, November 14th at 2PM

We invite anyone living in the Silver Strand to join the New Daytime Book Club organized by Nora Nicosia and Clarissa Cervantes. We will meet every other month to give busy people time to finish the book.

First meeting is at Nora’s house at 134 Spinnaker Mall on Tuesday, November 14th at 2PM.

The book is Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. The book is on the LA Times Best Seller List and got great reviews and good discussion topics online.

Please send an email to Nora at if you wish to join.

Hope to see you Tuesday, November 14th at 2PM.