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LAPD Van Nuys Celebrates 50th Anniversary
The Van Nuys Division celebrated its 50th Anniversary this past Saturday. There were static displays from the Bomb Squad, SWAT, Air Support, Valley Traffic, Recruitment and other Metro entities present. Councilmembers LaBonge, Martinez and Krekorian congratulated and presented the Van Nuys Area Division with an official City of Los Angeles Resolution. LAAPD Chief Beck, LAPD Deputy Chief Villegas, LAPD Captain III Ivan Minsal, and LAPD Captain Ernest Eskridge were also in attendance. Council District Four would like to wish you many more prosperous years to come!
Know Your Watering Days
Over 80% of the LADWP’s water is imported. In response to diminishing supplies due to environmental issues in the delta and local droughts, the City of Los Angeles has adopted several water conserving ordinances. Learn how you can make a difference and conserve water. Find out about what is required to do your part, how you can apply for variances, and access quick facts and tips. Based on your street address number, your watering days are as follows:
ODD: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
EVEN: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays
Run sprinklers 8 minutes maximum per station before 9:00am and after 4:00pm only. The City of Los Angeles Water Conservation Ordinance limits outdoor watering with sprinklers to three days a week. Run sprinklers with non-conserving nozzles for 8 minutes max per station; 15 minutes for those with conserving nozzles. All outdoor watering is prohibited from 9am to 4pm, regardless of the watering day.
Ascencia Helps Glendale Push National ‘100,000 Homes Campaign’ Over the Finish Line
Homeless service agency Ascencia announced today that Glendale had housed 68 homeless individuals as part of the national “100,000 Homes Campaign,” which has now reached its four-year goal of helping communities house 100,000 chronically homeless Americans. That number includes more than 30,000 veterans and represents an estimated annual taxpayer savings of $1.3 billion.
Glendale joined the campaign in May 2011 and is a member of the elite “2.5% Club,” a group of 57 communities nationwide that are on track to end chronic homelessness outright within three years.
Communities will continue to report new people housed to the 100,000 Homes Campaign until the end of July, which means the Campaign may finish well over its goal of 100,000.
The Campaign is led by former Army Captain Becky Kanis of Community Solutions. Learn more at www.100khomes.org,, www.cmtysolutions.org and www.ascenciaca.org/blog.
Conversations With Heroes
Over 12 years ago, two veterans from WWII began meeting at Wendy’s Restaurant in West Hills on Monday mornings. Now veterans from all branches meet at the same Wendy’s on Monday mornings. The vets gather together to tell stories, share history, and laugh. There isn’t a president and no one pays for anything but what they order. Apart from supporting causes near and dear to their heart, the vets from Wings Over Wendy’s (WOW) share oral history with younger people whenever the opportunity presents itself. On Saturday, June 21, at the Studio City Branch Library, WOW members Art Sherman, former B42 Bombardier, will be joined by Lee levitan, B26 Air Force pilot, and Barney Leone, Naval Ammunitions Expert will share their stories with the community. All ages are welcom. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Studio City library. The program will include a Q & A portion for attendees to ask these heroes questions about their experiences.
Studio City Public Library
12511 Moorpark Street
Studio City, CA 91604
Sat., June 21st, 3pm-5pm
Summer Reading Events at the Library
Teens and pre-teens are invited to participate in Summer Reading. One can sign up online as of June 9th and attend free events on Thursdays of June and July. The programs at Studio City Branch Library include dance, drumming, cupcake decorating, an acoustic guitar presentation, a panel discussion on “Making a Good Transition to College”, craft, demonstrations of pizza making and in general —- a bit of partying.
The first special event will be “Anaheed”; she is a famous belly dancer. She will discuss the music, culture and dance of the Middle East. A drummer will accompany her, so it could get a little loud at the library!
The programs are all free. One can sign up for participation in the game board part of Summer Reading by using information from your library card, going on-line to the library’s website at http://www.lapl.org and clicking on “Teens” on the left side of the screen. Then click on Summer Reading. The rest is easy and fun.
Studio City Branch
L.A. Public Library
12511 Moorpark St., Studio City
All programs will be on Thursday afternoons from 3p.m.-4 p.m. The events will be held in the meeting room of the library. This library is one of 72 branches of the Los Angeles Public Library. It is located at the corner of Whitsett Avenue and Moorpark St. in Studio City, Ca.
Writers & Photographers Wanted
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