SSMHOA Regular Board Meeting – Monday, July 10, 2017 at 7:30pm

The next SSMHOA regular Board Meeting will take place on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 7:30pm sharp at 130 Topsail 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 Landscape, Security, Block Captain, Street, Emergency Preparedness and Government Action Committees and discussion of the 2017 annual block party.

Have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July!

Venice Dual Force Main Project Status and Schedule

CURRENT STATUS

The project began in early Spring 2017 and construction completion is expected in Summer 2020.
Staging and other pre-construction activity will occur through June 2017 at the following shaft locations:

  • Shaft #4 – Pacific Avenue at 62nd Avenue
  • Shaft #5 – Via Marina at Ballona Creek
  • Shaft #10 – Marquesas Way at Via Dolce
  • Shaft #11 – Hurricane Street at Canal Court

Construction activities, including shaft excavation and underground micro tunneling, will begin in late June 2017 at the following shaft locations:

  • Shaft #10 – Marquesas Way at Via Dolce
  • Shaft #11 – Hurricane Street at Canal Court

Additional information on the above noted pre-construction and construction activity, including maps, traffic diversions and parking restrictions as well as other activities can be found here:
Construction notice Shaft #4
Construction notice Shaft #5
Construction notice Shaft #10
Construction notice Shaft #11

Expected construction hours are as follows:
City of Los Angeles: Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm; Saturdays as needed, 8am – 6pm.
County of Los Angeles: Mon – Friday, 8am – 5pm; Saturdays as needed, 8am – 5pm.

Night work, if required, will be from 7pm to 7am with advance notice in the City and the County.

As the project progresses, additional updates will be posted.

Soles4Souls – Wearing out Poverty

Have a Heart – Give a Sole / May 19 – July 2, 2017

Penny Akashi, Silver Strand resident and Sales Partner at the Brighton store in Marina del Rey, will be collecting gently used men’s, women’s and children’s shoes for Soles4Souls from now until July 2.

Soles4Souls collects new and gently-worn shoes (men’s, women’s and children’s) and distributes them worldwide to those who do not have access to shoes. Since 2007, Brighton has been collecting many thousands of shoes each year for this great charity.

Your shoe donation can be dropped off over the wall in front of Penny’s home at 135 Ketch Mall. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Penny at penny.akashi@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance for supporting such a worthwhile cause.

Marina del Rey Farmers’ Market Relocation

Starting Saturday, May 13, 2017, the Marina del Rey Farmers’ Market will temporarily Move to Lot #5 while Lot #11 undergoes renovations. Parking is available in Lot #5 at a rate of $0.25 for each 10-minute period. Lot #5 is located off of Bali Way at 4545 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292.

The Marina del Rey Farmers’ Market features fresh, locally grown produce and artisan food products. It is open every Saturday from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

For more information call (310) 305-9545.

SSMHOA regular Board Meeting Monday, May 8, 2017, 7:30 pm

SSMHOA regular Board Meeting Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm

The next SSMHOA regular Board Meeting will take place on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm sharp at 116 Lighthouse 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 Landscape, Security, Block Captain, Street, Kid’s Activity Group, Emergency Preparedness and Government Action Committees.

Reminder: Sunday, May 7, 2017 – Cinco de Mayo Potluck

Ole! Let’s Party Again!

Don’t forget our Cinco de Mayo PotluckSunday, May 7, 2017!

The Ketch and Lighthouse Malls and all of Roma Court from Mast Court to Via Dolce are having our FIFTH multi block party to meet and get to know your neighbors better!

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time: 4 pm til whenever . . .
Place: Lighthouse Mall

Please bring something to share and also chairs or a blanket. We will provide plates, cups, utensils and the tables to set up for the food and drinks. Also some fun stuff for all children that attend!

Please let us know if you plan to be there, the number coming (kids, pets and friends from all of the other malls are invited too), and what you will be bringing (so we can try to have a balanced and varied choices of dishes).

Please email either Eileen Nugent (etnugent@verizon.net) or Cindy Carlin (cindycarlin@gmail.com).

We hope to see you then! Eileen, Penny, Ann, Haleh, Cindy and Kris

 

Venice Dual Force Main Project

Venice Dual Force Main Project

The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works will construct a 54-inch diameter force main sewer to supplement the 48-in diameter force main sewer built in 1960.

The Project
The new parallel system will operate in conjunction with the existing 48-inch force main. With the systems working together, sewage flow from the Venice Pumping Plant can be conveyed to the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant in Playa del Rey using either or both force mains. The project will also replace backup generators of the Venice Pumping Plant. The project objectives are to increase sewage capacity, create pipeline redundancy and allow for maintenance of the system.

The existing aging and deteriorating 50-year-old sewer is at risk to overflow during peak wet weather conditions. LA Sanitation must protect the public from a potential sewage spill by adding capacity and redundancy.

Project Timing
The project will start in early Spring 2017 and be complete by Summer 2020.

What should I expect during construction?
The Final Environmental Impact Report has been adopted. A micro-tunneling construction method will be used along the alignment to reduce construction impacts. The only exception is the southern-most 1,000 feet of the sewer which will be constructed by open trenching.

Expected construction hours are Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in most areas. Night work, if required, will be from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. with advance notice.

Traffic will be affected.
There will be temporary parking restrictions. Signs will be posted in advance with details. Safety barriers will be used in all construction areas. Trucks and large equipment will be used during construction. Dust will be controlled at all times. Driveway access will be maintained for businesses and residents for deliveries and trash pickup.

Who do I contact if I have a question about this project?
Website
www.lacitysan.org/san/faces/home/portal/s-lsh-sp/s-lsh-sp-vdfm

Email
PublicWorksPublicAffairs@lacity.org

LA Sanitation Public Affairs Office
(213) 978-0333

For inquiries after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends, please call the LA Sanitation Customer Care Center at (800) 773-2489.

Download the Venice Dual Force Main Project Fact Sheet

Block Captain Meeting Remarks

Block Captain Meeting – March 21, 2017

Submitted by Nora Nicosia

On March 21st we held our yearly Block Captain (BC) Meeting at the home of the hostess with the mostest….Jennifer Manoogian.

There was a table full of wine, water, appetizers and desserts for our social half hour….some contributions of BCs, many of Jennifer’s.

This is the agenda and remarks:

Welcome from Nora stating that due to poor health, she was glad to be able to absorb the oxytocin boost from being with all her friends.

Fred Karlsen, President of the HOA, thanked the BCs for their dedicated service to the community. Among other things, the BCs serve to inform the community about actions of the Board of Directors.

Richard Cervantes distributed new Emergency Preparedness updates and explained how to use them. He said that the walkie talkies in the last test were not that useful and he did not want to purchase others for the new BCs. He further explained that in a real emergency members of the EP committee, as well as any BCs, would meet at Quarterdeck and Roma for any further action.

Jennifer talked about the Big Block Party. It will again be hosted by Bergman Beach Properties. There is no specific date set, but the theme will be Americana….hamburgers and hot dogs. There will be a puppet show for the kids, music….etc.

Sandy Gooch Lederman said there would be a new spring floral planting as well as tree trimming.

Marilee Karlsen talked about the Silver Strand Art Group, which has been going strong for about 5 years. We have tours to different art museums and galleries. The last tour was on Saturday, April 15 to the Hauser & Wirth Gallery in downtown LA. Everyone in our Silver Strand community is invited to go on these tours. Our chairpersons are Angela Durrant, Clarissa Cervantes, Marilee Karlsen and Nora Nicosia.

Nora, on behalf of Cindy Carlin since she is out of town, asked Block Captains what dates they have chosen for their Mall Pot Luck Parties.

* We know that Ketch, Lighthouse and the first street of Roma Ct always have a party for Cinco De Mayo, which will be held on May 7th this year at 4 pm on Lighthouse Mall. All in the community are welcome.
* Mast, Northstar and perhaps Outrigger….Jennifer says that no date has been chosen.
* Quarterdeck, Reef and perhaps Privateer….Marilee said that no date has been chosen.
* Spinnaker and Topsail….Clarissa said that the other BCs have not been interested or responded….She would like to use the first week in June….Linda was out of town and perhaps Clarissa, Linda and I can arrange it.

Nora’s New Ideas:
The most exciting of these is developing a new group for SS Kids called the Kids Adventure Club. From the lists given to us by Eric Beane and some of the BCs….we have many kids in the SS from ages 1 to 12. I have 4 volunteers to lead this group. Lisa Amster and Jessica Lehman will work with the younger children and Elise Beane and Haleh Shapiro, a new BC, will work with the older kids and Haleh agreed to chair the group. We had a meeting arranged before this meeting and then had to cancel as I was not well. The BCs were excited about this new idea. I named a number of different venues and they added some too.

I also heard that some Silver Strand residents wanted to start a book club. Since no one wanted to chair, I said that when I felt better I will invite (through the BCs and blog) SS residents to my home to start it, as I did with the Film Club.

One of the members suggested we do an indoor pot luck during the winter but that idea was not accepted.

I thanked everyone for coming and participating. Meeting ended early and BCs stayed around the “feed table” for some time both eating and socializing. These meeting are always short and fun.

Silver Strand Art Group – Hauser and Wirth Art Gallery Tour

Silver Strand Art Group

Silver Strand Art Group – Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery Tour

On Saturday, April 15, the Silver Strand Art Group went to the Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery in the Los Angeles downtown Arts District. We had a wonderful docent, Sarah, who helped us understand the world created by the artist, Jason Rhoades who died in 2006 at age forty one.

Amidst all the chaos of the installation, we started to understand the artistic effort displayed before us. The four spacious galleries allowed us to see the change from his yellow Marilyn Monroe period, to the neon glare of his later work.

Swedish Erotica and Fiero Parts (1994)
Swedish Erotica and Fiero Parts
Swedish Erotica and Fiero Parts

After the tour, we walked a short distance in the arts district to Umani Burger, where we enjoyed a delicious lunch together.

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

Original Donuts from 1995
My Brother / Brancuzi (1995)

Thanks go to Angela Durrant for booking our time at the gallery, to Clarissa Cervantes for making many calls and emails for our lunch arrangements, to Marilee Karlsen for the email announcements and setting up the carpools, to Nora Nicosia for her continued support, and for the Silver Strand News for continuing their wonderful reporting to our community.

The Black Pussy… and the Pagan Idol Workshop (2005)
My Madinah. In pursuit of my ermitage… (2004)
Tijuanatanjierchandelier (2006)
My Madinah. In pursuit of my ermitage… (2004)

Cinco de Mayo Potluck – Sunday, May 7, 2017

Ole! Let’s Party Again!

Please join your neighbors for a Cinco de Mayo Potluck!!

The Ketch and Lighthouse Malls and all of Roma Court from Mast Court to Via Dolce are having our FIFTH multi block party to meet and get to know our neighbors better!

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time: 4 pm til whenever . . .
Place: Lighthouse Mall

Please bring something to share and also chairs or a blanket. We will provide plates, cups, utensils and the tables to set up for the food and drinks. Also some fun stuff for all children that attend!

Please let us know if you plan to be there, the number coming (kids, pets and friends from all of the other malls are invited too), and what you will be bringing (so we can try to have a balanced and varied choices of dishes).

Please email either Eileen Nugent (etnugent@verizon.net) or Cindy Carlin (cindycarlin@gmail.com).

We hope to see you then! Eileen, Penny, Ann, Haleh, Cindy and Kris