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September 2017 Newsletter

Posted on 09/05/17

What's happening in Sherman Oaks? Get out and join in!

In the September issue:
Hot Days and Electric Power
2017 SONC Summer Movie Series
September Newsletter
SONC Board and Committee Meetings
About SONC
Volunteers Needed
Take a Dog to Lunch
Most Romantic Spot in California?
Free Museum Admission
Museum of the San Fernando Valley
Public Safety
National Night Out
Cert Classes
Disaster Preparedness
Hike Runyon Canyon
Notre Dame Homecoming Football Game
Are You a Senior or Will be Some Day?
Sidewalk repair
Sherman Oaks Streets Resurfaced and Potholes Repaired
Most Romantic Spot in California
Campo de Cahuenga
Sherman Oaks Calendar - Meetings and Events


Hot Days and Electric Power
With record high heat persisting and demand for electricity breaking all records, the DWP urges us to redouble efforts to conserve energy. If you are not using it, turn it off or unplug it. Even a remote control TV that is plugged in but turned off uses power. Millions of them across the city add up to a lot.

2017 SONC Summer Movie Series
The "SONC Summer Film Series" presented family movies “Sing,” “Moana,” and "Beauty and the Beast". The baseball diamond on Hazeltine at Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Park was the place where families came for a picnic and fun evening. Admission was free and 450 people enjoyed each of the films in the outdoor setting. Thanks to Garett Ross and his committee and City Councilmember David Ryu, our sponsor.

September Newsletter
This September newsletter was emailed to 15,421. It was sent through NextDoor and through SONC's website. We recommend signing up on the website's "mailing list" and reading it with your browser. You are welcome to reprint any portion of this newsletter under one condition; reprints must include "This is reprinted from the SONC Newsletter. Go to www.shermanoaksnc.org to read the full issue."
Send any comments or questions to rziff@shermanoaksnc.org.

SONC Board and Committee Meetings
The SONC Board will have its regular monthly meeting 6:30 PM Monday September 11 at Sherman Oaks Elementary School Auditorium 14780 Dickens Street. For more information check our website for the agenda. www.shermanoaksnc.org. This month we will be reviewing and voting on a new supermarket planned to house Whole Foods at the corner of Tyrone and Ventura Blvd and a 21 unit apartment building at 14241 Magnolia Blvd as well as hearing a presentation on the wildlife in the hills above Sherman Oaks. Do you have an opinion? There will be time on the agenda for you to speak.

There will be Committee meetings this month. See the dates below and check the complete agendas on our website: www.shermanoaksnc.org. We need your participation and input. Would you like to serve on one of these committees or an Animal Welfare Committee or Government Affairs Committee? You don't have to be a Board member to be on a committee. Contact rziff@shermanoaksnc.org.

About SONC
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council is the first level of your city government. We are not homeowner's association or a club; we are an important part of your city government. We are here to bridge the gap between you and City Hall. Board members are elected by the public and serve without pay. Do you have a city related question or problem? Contact us by using the contact form on our website, www.shermanoaksnc.org, or call (818) 503-2399. Board meetings are the 2nd Monday evening of most months. All meetings are open to the public. The Council files "Community Impact Statements"(CIS) with City agencies and the City Council on important pending issues. If you miss a meeting you can read the CIS or the minutes on the website after they have been approved the following month.

Volunteers Needed
We need volunteers to serve on SONC committees. You don't have to be a Board member. What are your interests? Traffic, Beautification, Public Safety, Government Affairs, Education, Animal Welfare? If you're interested in participating email rziff@shermanoaksnc.org.

Planning and Land Use
The PLUM (Planning & Land Use Management Committee) meets September 21 at the SO Library to consider new construction projects. Check the complete agendas and project drawings log on to our website: www.shermanoaksnc.org. For more information contact Jeff Kalban at Jeff.Kalban.SONC@gmail.com

Take a Dog to Lunch
If you can't bear to leave your dog home when you go out to eat, rejoice! Sherman Oaks has a bevy of restaurants that let you bring your pooch! Here are our favorites:
The Blue Dog Tavern 4524 Saugus Ave (818) 990-2583. Dogs welcome on the patio.
Four 'n 20 Grill and Bakery 5530 Van Nuys Blvd (818) 998-1152 Dogs welcome on the patio.
La Frite 15013 Ventura Blvd (818) 990-1791 Small dogs only.
Mel's Drive- In 14848 Ventura Blvd (818) 990-6357 Dogs welcome on the patio.
El Torito 14543 Ventura Blvd (818) 990-5860 Dogs welcome on the patio.
Nesmon Cafe 13333 Ventura Blvd (818) 855-8818. Dogs welcome on the patio. Water bowls on request.
Maria's Italian Kitchen 13353 Ventura Blvd (818) 906-0783. Dogs welcome on the patio.
Pita Kitchen 14500 Ventura (818) 990-7006 Dogs welcome on the patio.
Sharky's Mexican Grill 13328 Burbank Blvd (818) 785-2583 Dogs welcome on the patio. Water Bowls.
Crave Cafe 14504 Ventura Blvd. (818) 990-7888. Dogs welcome on the patio.
In-n-Out Burger 4444 Van Nuys Blvd. Order your best friend a Protein Style Burger without a bun from the secret menu.
On the Thirty 14822 Ventura Blvd (818) 788-0330 Dogs welcome on the patio.
Midici
14812 Ventura Blvd (818) 788-2178 Dogs welcome on the patio.
Toast Cafe 15001 Ventura Blvd (818) 461-9020 Dogs welcome on the patio.

Most Romantic Spot in California
Travel & Leisure Magazine named “the most romantic spot in California.” It's only a short drive from Sherman Oaks. What do you think is the most romantic spot in California? Scroll down to find the answer.

Free Museum Admission
The Skirball at Mulholland & Sepulveda (closed Mon), The Getty on Sepulveda(open 7 days), The Fowler at Sunset and Westwood Blvd at UCLA(closed Mon & Tues), & the Hammer at Westwood Blvd & Wishire(closed Mon) all have free admission. Make it easy. Park here in the Valley and take the Metro bus #734 or #234 direct to any of them. Pick up the bus at Sepulveda & Ventura or points north.

Museum of the San Fernando Valley
Historic Walking Tour of Van Nuys,
Sunday, September 24 2pm – 3:30pm,meet at Constituent Service Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys. Learn about the origin of the Daily News and the company which was a nationwide maker of silent movie theater organs. Who were Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Wayne E. Bechtelheimer, and Whitley Van Nuys Huffaker? Relive "Wednesday Nights on Van Nuys Boulevard." There will be photographs and stories to share as we wander this surprisingly historic San Fernando Valley treasure. RSVP and more information at http://vannuystour2017.eventbrite.com/
Van Nuys Art Festival Friday, September 29 6pm – 10pm, Van Nuys Civic Center, 14410 Sylvan Street, Van Nuys. The first Van Nuys Art Festival. The Museum will have a pop-up historic photo exhibit at the event highlighting various sites in the San Fernando Valley. The exhibit will show what the site looked like in the past, compared to what it looks like now. Free Event. More info at vnaf2017.eventbrite.com.
Speaker Series: Cass Snyder Saturday, September 30 2pm – 3pm. The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, 18860 Nordhoff St. Suite 204, Northridge. Meet artist Cass Snyder. As a child, Snyder used the scraps from her Grandfather's stained glass projects to create mosaics. Now she carefully and meticulously hand cuts each piece of stained glass to produce a vibrant color combination that dazzles. Snyder is able to make anything from small wall hangings to large-scale tabletops with the assistance of her husband, a skilled craftsman who makes the bases her art. RSVP and information at casssnyder.eventbrite.com.

Public Safety
The SONC Public Safety Committee had a busy spring. They conducted four Map Your Neighborhood Classes and four meetings to help residents start Neighborhood Watch groups in their areas.

National Night Out
Thank you to everyone that came out and participated in LAPD's National Night Out event held August 1st. About 300 residents joined us on the hot and humid night and a great time was had by all! Special thanks to our Councilmember, David Ryu, and our State Assemblymember, Adrin Nazarian, for joining us for the evening. Special thanks to our event sponsors: CD4, Target, Keyes and numerous private donors and volunteers!

CERT Class
On August 22nd, 51 residents graduated from the second CERT(Community Emergency Response Team) class. Special thanks go to Fireman McKnight, who taught a very professional class. The next 7-week class will begin January 9th. Mark your calendars if you want to take the class or if you need to make up any classes from this past session.

Disaster Preparedness
As we are all witnessing the devastating news that is coming out of Texas right now, we are seeing that one of the most effective methods of disaster response is residents stepping up to help. Neighbors helping neighbors is critical during disasters. Do you know your neighbors? Do you know who lives where and who knows what skills that might be helpful in a disaster situation? We'll help you put together a neighborhood disaster plan. The SONC Public Safety Committee can show you just how to do it - by using the Map Your Neighborhood tool. Contact: ksales@shermanoaksnc.org for more information. September is National Preparedness Month! This month you need to focus on creating plans for what you'd do in a disaster. You could be at home, at work, in your neighborhood, at your children's school, your community organizations...now is the perfect time to put your plan in place.

Hike Runyon Canyon
State Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian and City Councilmember David Ryu will lead a hike up Runyon Canyon Saturday September 9. Along the way, they will be available to discuss legislative issues, preserving open spaces, and protecting our natural resources. There will be refreshments, but hikers are urged to bring bottled water to stay hydrated. The hike leaves from 2000 N. Fuller Ave at 10:30 AM and returns at 1PM. For more information call (818) 376-4246.

Notre Dame Homecoming Football Game
The Notre Dame High School Homecoming Football Game is an annual tradition in Sherman Oaks. This year the school will honor Sherman Oaks 90th Anniversary with a ceremonial coin toss. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at half time with fireworks and the NDHS Marching Band. This is an event you don't want to miss. Notre Dame High School, Riverside and Woodman, Friday October 13 kickoff at 7PM.

Are You a Senior or Will be Some Day?
The over 65 population of Los angeles is 1.1 million and expected to be 2.2 million by 2030. The City and Coujnty want to be prepared and get it right. Take the 5 minute survey at PurposefulAgingLA.com and they'll be ready when you get there!

Sidewalk repair
Does the sidewalk need repair in front of your home or business? The city is fixing sidewalks, but it is a 30 year program. If you want to repair the sidewalk yourself, the city will share the cost and give you a rebate of up to $10,000 for residential & commercial properties. Get the info at http://www.sidewalks.lacity.org/ click on "rebates." Be sure to do this before you start work to get the details and qualify to get your rebate.

Sherman Oaks Streets Resurfaced and Potholes Repaired
Councilman David Ryu arranged the resurfacing of 53 streets in Sherman Oaks the past few months. More streets are scheduled in the next couple of months. Thanks to all who emailed to give us their favorite potholes. The Department of Street Services worked on them the end of August. Our next pothole filling event will be the end of February. We are collecting locations that need work now. In order to get right spots fixed we need the address in front of the pothole, for intersections – the names of both streets, for alleys – the names of all 4 surrounding streets. Send us the locations – we'll get the holes fixed. Go to our website www.shermanoaksnc.org; click on “Contact us”; and type in the information.

Campo de Cahuenga
See the place where California became a state. Colonel John Fremont and Governor Pio Pico signed the treaty right here in the Valley following the Battle of Cahuenga. Memorabilia from the time is on display. This historic site is open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month noon to 4PM. Call ahead for parking information (818) 623-4166. Parking is available in the Metro lot for a stiff fee or a block away at Park 'n Ride for free or take Metro bus #150, #240, #750, or #155. All end their trip across the street.

The Most Romantic Spot in California
What did you guess? Travel and Leisure Magazine says Griffith Observatory is the most romantic spot in the state. T&L says “the spot provides fantastic views of Los Angeles.” At night the view is absolutely spectacular! The observatory was featured in the movies Rebel Without a Cause, La La Land, and others. Visit it daily. Closed Mondays. Parking is limited. Park at the Greek Theater and take the DASH shuttle up to the Observatory.
Sherman Oaks Calendar

Meetings and Events
September 6 Traffic and Transportation Meeting*
September 7 Vision Committee Meeting*
September 9 Hike Runyon Canyon
September 11 SONC Board Meeting*
September 13 Green & Beautification Meeting*
September 24 Van Nuys Walking Tour
September 25 Public Safety Meeting*
September 29 Van Nuys Art Festival
September 30 Museum of the Valley Speaker Series
October 7 10th Annual Valley Disaster Fair – More info next month
October 9 SONC Board Meeting* – Guest Speaker State Senator Hertzberg
October 13 Homecoming Game at Notre Dame High School
October 15 27th Annual Sherman Oaks Street Fair. Sherman Oaks 90th Anniversary.

* All Committee and Board agendas showing time, date, location, and what will be discussed and voted can be found on the SONC website prior to the meetings.
 
 

 

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