SSMHOA Regular Board Meeting July 11, 2016 at 7:30pm

The next SSMHOA regular Board Meeting will take place on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 7:30pm sharp at 135 Privateer 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 reports from the Chairs of the ad hoc Annual Block Party, Landscape, Security, Block Captain, Street, Kid’s Activity Group, Emergency Preparedness and Government Action Committees.


New Child-Friendly Park to be Located Within Easy Walking Distance of Silver Strand

The Coastal Commission will consider a permit for a new park at its meeting on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at 2:30 pm, in the Westchester Community Room, which is located at 7166 West Manchester Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045.

The new child-friendly park will be located on the west side of Via Dolce a quarter mile north of the Silver Strand. All homeowners, particularly those with younger children, are urged to attend the hearing to support issuance of the necessary permit.

In the Fall of 2013, the Silver Strand Board received notice that the City of Los Angeles had prepared plans to construct a small park on Via Dolce. The original plans called for a passive park consisting of only green space, gravel walkways and benches.

Eric Beane, who was then a member of the Board, with the strong support of homeowner William Boyd, proposed that we approach the City to revise the plans for the park to include some children’s playground equipment in order to make the park family-friendly.

With the support of the Board, we suggested that the city revise the park plans to include playground equipment. When the efforts were first rebuffed, in early 2014, Eric, Bill and HOA president Fred Karlsen met with Council Member Mike Bonin and members of his staff. Bonin enthusiastically supported our efforts and requested his staff members to work with the City Department of Parks and Recreation to revise the plans for the park. In June of 2014, the three met with representatives of the City Parks & Recreation Department to discuss revisions to the park.

Follow up meetings with members of the Council Member’s staff, and representatives of the Parks & Recreation Department and City Bureau of Engineering Department followed, to fine tune the plans. Among other issues to be resolved was that the City initially stated that it could not find funds to cover the cost of playground equipment for the park. The design was fine-tuned with input from our Silver Strand community representatives. Finally, the design for the park proceeded to the budgeting and permitting process. Finding the budget to construct the park was no small feat, but this obstacle and all City of Los Angeles permitting has now been completed.

The park is now at the final step – approval by the California Coastal Commission. The hearing to gain the required Coastal Development Permit is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29 at 2:30pm. The City has indicated that once the permit is issued, there are sufficient funds for the park.

RSVP Today for the Silver Strand Art Group

Join the Silver Strand Art Group
Saturday July 9 at the Hammer Museum

Please let us know ASAP if you will attend so we can arrange for our own private guide for the “Made in LA” exhibition.

Cost: only $5 per person to be paid at the door.

We will leave the Silver Strand at 10:15 am and enjoy a no host lunch at the museum’s outdoor cafe.

To secure  your reservation, please deliver CA$H to Marilee at 131 Quarterdeck Mall.

We were feeling nostalgic about our former tours and wanted to share some pictures from the past.

Watts Towers
The Santa Fe Art Colony
Art in the Metro

Let’s make this tour one of the BESTS! Please RSVP ASAP!

Your Art Group Chairs
Nora, Angela Clarissa, Marilee

For questions email Marilee at

Silver Strand Art Group Invitation

Silver Strand Art Group Invites You to the Hammer Art Museum
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Exhibit:  Made in L.A. 2016

The Hammer’s exhibition highlights 25 artists working throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. One of the twenty-five artists is Kelly Akashi, daughter of Penny Akashi. Kelly grew up in our own Silver Strand.

Cost: $5 per person for our guided tour.
To secure your reservation, please deliver CA$H to Marilee at 131 Quarterdeck

Parking: $3 with a validation from the museum.

No Host Lunch: We will have a table be reserved for us at the outdoor cafe at the Museum.

We will leave the Silver Strand at 10:15 am.

Please RSVP by June 27
and let us know if you can drive and if you are planning to have lunch with our group.

We look forward to seeing you in July.
The Art Group Co-Chairs Angela, Clarissa, Nora, Marilee 
For questions, please email Marilee at