Since Aug. 31 and continuing, the Treasurer and Tax Collector will be mailing out notices to taxpayers with taxes remaining unpaid for year 2011-12 and prior. Unpaid prior year property taxes are subject to additional penalties at the rate of 1.5% per month and if not paid, the delinquency could ultimately result in the sale of the property at a public auction. Any taxpayers wishing to discuss the receipt of the tax bill and notice or needing additional assistance may call the Proptax line at (888) 807-2111.

Flag Football Leagues

Register now for 5-man all-passing flag football leagues in Van Nuys andSouth Pasadena(alsoNorwalkand Santa Fe Springs). Evening and weekend leagues begin this month! Inter-league playoffs with neighboring counties. Call toll free to (877) 846-3178 or visit TopGunFlagFootball.com. Must be 18+ to play. Referees needed.


Smokey the Bear Signs Unveiling

Councilmember Tom LaBonge will unveil the installation of several Smokey the Bear signs this Thursday in the Hollywood Hills. These signs are being put into place in an effort to dissuade smoking and increase fire safety in at-risk hillside areas, as several hillside locations have seen an increase in visitor activity in recent years. The signs are approximately six feet in height with clear no-smoking warnings and an image of Smokey the Bear. They will be installed onDeronda Drive,Canyon Drive,Mulholland Drive,Beachwood Drive, andCanyon Lake Drive.

Funding for this effort was provided by the Hollywood United Neighborhood Council. Elections for the Hollywood United Neighborhood Council will be held this Sunday, Sept. 16, 3–5 p.m. atCheremoyaElementary SchoolonFranklin Avenue.

Parking Lot near Sunset Ranch Hollywood Stables

3400 N. Beachwood Dr.

Thursday, September 13, 8–8:30 a.m.

Neutra Run/Walk for Health

Come to the Neutra 2nd Run/Walk for Health.


Sunday, Oct. 7, 7 a.m.

For information, visit neutra.org.

Attend the Sister Cities of Los Angeles Annual Gala

Councilmember Tom LaBonge invites you to the Annual Gala Celebration for the Sister Cities ofLos Angelesprogram. There will be live music and dance from around the world, food and cocktails, and prize drawings.

Gilmore Adobe at Farmers’ Market

Third andFairfax

Thursday, Sept. 27, 5:30–10 p.m.

For more information, please email kamilla.blanche@sistercitiesofla.com.

Carmageddon Scheduled

A weekend-long closure of the 405 will begin Sept. 29. Please mark the date on your calendars and plan accordingly.


Burbank African Violet Society

The Burbank African Violet Society is having their next monthly club meeting. The program will be “Leaf Bingo.” Guests are always welcome to attend our meetings.


2828W. Magnolia Blvd.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.

For more information please telephone (818) 951-3597.


Cardboard Box City 2012

TheFourthAnnualCardboardBoxCity, benefiting Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, shines a spotlight on the plight of homeless families in our community while giving participants an opportunity to see what it’s like to spend the night without a roof over their heads.

Prospective residents pay a minimum of $15 per person ($10 per person for groups of 10+) to sleep overnight atCardboardBoxCityincluding dinner and a movie. In addition, participants are encouraged to get pledges from their friends, family, and co-workers much like a walk-a-thon. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative dwelling and most money raised by an individual. The top fundraiser will be named Mayor of Box City and receive the Key to the City.

CardboardBoxCityis open to all ages and affiliations. Service organizations, school service clubs, and youth groups are encouraged to use this event as a community service and service-learning project. The activities and entertainment will be geared for families, and participants will sleep outdoors in a secure area. A minimum of one adult for five youth under the age of 18 is required. Bring your own cardboard box home or a pop-up tent (no stakes). There will be a carnival (extra charge), activities, entertainment, and food for participants.

GlendaleChurchof Christ (Parking Lot)

2021W. Glenoaks Blvd.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2 p.m.–7 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 30

For Cardboard Box City pledge and consent forms and other information, visit www.familypromiseesfv.org/events/cardboard_box_city.html, email cardboardboxcity@familypromiseesfv.org, or call (747) 333-6082.

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