Emergency Preparedness Event – April 21, 2018 – 10AM

STAYING SAFE IN THE SILVER STRAND
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018 – 10AM

JOIN US FOR A NEIGHBORHOOD EVENT
(Hosted by the SSHOA EP Committee and Sandy Gooch)

PRESENTER: NICK HIPPISLEY-COXE, AMERICAN RED CROSS VOLUNTEER will discuss:

  • Emergency Preparedness Planning for home, family and travel – “What you will need”
  • The Basics of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – Simple Demonstration

DATE: Saturday April 21, 2018
TIME : 10-11:30AM
LOCATION: 116 Lighthouse Mall

PLEASE RSVP with Richard Cervantes, rccbeth@aol.com or Sandy Gooch, sandy@sandygooch.com

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March 23, 2018 – Groundbreaking for the New Via Dolce Park

Groundbreaking for the New Via Dolce Park – March 23, 2018

Under dark skies that quickly turned to sunny blue, Councilman Mike Bonin along with officials from the city and our Board members Eric Beane and Fred Karlsen, shoveled soggy dirt into the air to mark the next moment in the creation of a children’s park adjoining our neighborhood.

The park has been discussed and planned for the last four years and has achieved its success through the determined involvement of Eric Beane, Bill Boyd and Fred Karlsen. Our neighborhood and our government worked together for the enjoyment of our community for years to come.

The park will be planted with native plants and flowers, and a wonderful playground structure to tempt our children and grandchildren.

The next ceremony is expected in late July for the grand opening. Enjoy watching the park grow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Via Dolce Park Groundbreaking Ceremony – March 23, 2018 at 8:30am

Hi Neighbors,

Please join Councilmember Mike Bonin for a ceremony to break ground on the City of Los Angeles’ newest park!

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Via Dolce Park
3507 Via Dolce, Venice, CA 90291
Friday, March 23, 2018
8:30 am – 9:00 am

*Limited street parking available – alternative transportation encouraged

This 6,300 square foot vacant lot will be given new life as a beautiful neighborhood park. It will include native vegetation landscaping, a children’s play area, exercise equipment, a picnic area, bike rack, and more!

It is not every day that you get to welcome a brand new park to Los Angeles so we hope that you might join us and see for yourself the exciting improvements to come!

Regards,

Taylor Bazley
Field Deputy – Venice, OFW, Silver Strand, Marina Peninsula
Councilmember Mike Bonin
City of Los Angeles
310-575-8461 | www.11thdistrict.com

L.A. City Council to impose new fines in crackdown on ‘party houses’

L.A. City Council to impose new fines in crackdown on ‘party houses’
FEB 21, 2018 | 5:50 PM

The Los Angeles City Council approved a measure Wednesday that seeks to crack down on so-called party houses by imposing new fines on both event hosts and homeowners.

The ordinance targets residences in the Hollywood Hills and other hillside neighborhoods that have become semi-commercial venues with valet parking, red carpets and security guards.

Critics say that homeowners and property managers rent out the residences to hosts who throw lavish bashes with booze and loud music, drawing hundreds of revelers.

The new law, first proposed by Councilman David Ryu in 2016, expands the definition of “loud and unruly conduct” to include loud noises, obstruction of a street or public right-of-way, public intoxication and more.

Violators face fines of up to $8,000 and must post public notices notifying neighbors of their unlawful conduct.

“Let me be clear about what we’re talking about here, these are not barbecues or family gatherings,” Ryu said at Wednesday’s council hearing. “These are large events, flier parties, often with a cover charge that bring hundreds of people.”

Amid the growth in the short-term rental business, the parties have gotten worse, critics say. Neighbors complain about the booming noise from the parties and say buses and cars block the narrow hillside roads, posing a safety risk.

Several neighborhood councils that represent hillside areas supported the new law.

Anastasia Mann, president of the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council, said in a statement provided by Ryu’s office that the ordinance would provide “great relief” to residents who have endured the unruly parties.

Since September, Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer has filed misdemeanor charges against several homeowners and property managers at residences where loud events are alleged to have been held.

Article available at http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-party-house-law-20180221-story.html

Source: Dakota Smith, LA Times, February, 22, 2018
Submitted by Nora Nicosia

Next “Books in the Afternoon” meeting is Tuesday, April 10 at 2pm

The second Silver Strand “Books in the Afternoon” Book Club met at Nora Nicosia’s house on Tuesday, March 6th.

Our book was the best seller Beartown by Fredrik Backman.
We all loved the book and had a great discussion. The book was very well written with cliffhangers and twists and extensive character development.

It handled topics such as community, hopes, courage, secrets, treatment of immigrants and gays, and victims of rape. The central story was handling young athletes as seen in an ice hockey club for teenagers in a small town.

Our discussion was lively and extended to current events. We voted the book at 4.5 out of 5.

We also critiqued the Oscars…

We still plan to meet every other month and keep it causal. We would enjoy a few more members. Our next “Books in the Afternoon” meeting will be Tuesday, April 10th at 2 pm at Nora’s house on Spinnaker. We hope you can make it.

The book selected is The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn.
This is the author’s debut novel and was an immediate New York Times bestseller. We were intrigued by the description as “Hitchcockian thriller.” It’s about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house. 

If you are interested in joining, please contact Nora Nicosia at noranic@ca.rr.com or Clarissa Cervantes at cissapaz@hotmail.com.

SSMHOA Regular Board Meeting, March 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm

The next SSMHOA regular Board Meeting will take place on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm sharp at 131 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, HOA Community Liaison, and Government Action Committees, maintenance proposals review and discussion on parking.

SSMHOA Board Meeting – Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:30PM

The next SSMHOA regular Board Meeting will take place on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm sharp at 131 Quarterdeck Mall. Please contact Debbie at Bali Management for further details at Debbie.Schneider@balimgmt.com.

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, HOA Community Liaison, and Government Action Committees.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Holiday Trash Collection Schedule

Holiday Collection Schedule for LA Sanitation

Due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, there will be no collection service on Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1. Throughout both weeks, the collection schedule will be postponed by one day. If your normal collection day is Monday, your bins will be serviced Tuesday.

Please visit the LA Sanitation Holiday Collections page for more information or call the 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489. For your convenience, the Customer Care Center WILL BE OPEN 24 hours a day during the holidays.

Wishing you a safe, happy, and sustainable holiday season!