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Sherman Oaks January 2019 Newsletter

Posted on 01/08/19

Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Newsletter January 2019
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PO Box 5721, Sherman Oaks 91413
(818) 503-2399

 

 
In This Month’s Issue
SONC Board January Meeting – Different Location
SONC Election
January Newsletter
How to Subscribe

In Memorium
Renter’s Rights
Airplane Noise? FAA
Fire Safety in Sherman Oaks Hills
New Law on Scooters
Recycle Batteries
Let’s Hear About Your Group’s Event
New LADWP Rebate Program for Attic Insulation
Help for Small Businesses
Public Safety – CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training class

Historic Los Angeles
Artists Wanted: Utility Box Art Program
Free Yard Tree Delivery Program

Art of 3 Faiths at the Getty
SONC Traffic and Transportation Committee
Farmers Markets
Last Call to Get Potholes Fixed
Utility Holes in the Streets to be Fixed

Metro Moves Ahead with the Sepulveda Pass Project!
Homeless Outreach Committee
Free Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Gene
The Nethercutt Museum
Congressman Brad Sherman Town Hall
Finance Committee

Men of All Ages Who Love Singing 4-Part Harmony
Women of All Ages Who Love Singing
Walk With a Doc
Cars Speeding on Your Street?

SONC Green and Beautification Committee
Helicopter Noise
Save Money on Your Property Taxes
Toxic Waste Disposal

Report Non-Emergency Crimes
About SONC
Education Committee
Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM)
Auto Break-ins
What to do with Your Used Christmas Tree
Programs at the Sherman Oaks Library
Special Events at the Sherman Oaks Library
Movies at other nearby Libraries
Visit LA Museums Free
At the Skirball
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Exhibition
Sarah Berman’s Closet Exhibition
Aboard Noah’s Ark
Join the Scouts in Sherman Oaks
Free Car Seat Installation
Sidewalk Repair
Plant New Parkway Trees

New LADWP Rebate Program for Attic Insulation
Senior Programs
Taxi Cabs
LA Dept of Aging
Metro Tap Cards for Seniors

Events for Seniors
Activities for Seniors

Need a Ride to the Senior Center?
Bingo
Calendar of Meetings and Events
SONC Board January Meeting – Different Location
 
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Board will meet 6:30PM on January 14 at Sherman Oaks Library, 14245 Moorpark St. Our guest speaker will be Ron Galperin, LA City Controller. Mr Galperin is fighting to make sure your tax dollars are spent properly. Do you have questions? This is your opportunity to get the answers.
 
We will have a reports on:
  • SB50, a proposed law that would allow tall buildings, increased density, and multiple housing in single family zones.
  • The new city ordinance on Air BnB rentals.
  • A proposed parklet at Cedros & Ventura.
 
If you have an opinion on these important issues or other issues in Sherman Oaks, this is your best opportunity to let it be known. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu, choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it! AND REMEMBER, ALL SONC MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
SONC Board Meeting
6:30PM Monday January 14
Sherman Oaks Library Community Room
14245 Moorpark St
Sherman Oaks
 
 
SONC Election
 
 
Would you like to serve on the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council? Elections will be held for seats in areas 2, 4, and 6 representing Residents, Business, and Community Interest and two open seats in Areas 1 and 5. A total of 11 Board seats will be elected. Candidate filing begins February 3. The election will be held Sunday May 19. Watch our website www.shermanoaksnc.org for more news and our February newsletter for more information.
 
Do you want to volunteer time to serve the community but don’t want to put in the time Board membership requires? Most of the Council’s work takes place in committees. You can serve on a committee and put in as much time as you want. Email [email protected] and we’ll get you started.
 
 
January Newsletter

This January newsletter has 64 articles with more than 90 local activities for the month and was emailed to 21,688 subscribers. 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 through the “contact us” on our webpage.
How to Subscribe
The Sherman Oaks Monthly Newsletter is published in two versions. There are several ways to subscribe to the enhanced version. 
-Sign up on the SONC website by clicking "mailing list" and filling out the form.
-On the SONC website click on "contact us" and fill out the form and request a subscription.
-Sign the subscription list at a SONC meeting or event.
If you are in Sherman Oaks and on NextDoor you get a text only version automatically. All the info is there, but it has no formatting or features and is harder to read. Try the version on our website. It has pictures and is easy to read.
 
In Memorium
We note with regrets the passing of two community leaders:
Barbara Edelston Yaroslavsky, 71, a longtime community leader and the wife of former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, recently passed away. She was 71. Yaroslavsky was suffered from a severe West Nile virus infection. She was an activist in the Jewish community and volunteered with multiple nonprofit and social service agencies.
Roberta Weintraub, 87, former member of the LAUSD School Board. She was elected to the Board 4 times. Later in the 1990s, Weintraub brought the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles Police Department into a partnership, founding the Police Academy Magnet School Program to teach high school students the principles of law enforcement, constitutional law and the criminal justice system. The program is now pat of 9 high school campuses. Her work touched thousands of students.
 
Renter’s Rights
 
Assemblymember Nazarian is having a Renter’s Rights Workshop with Coalition for Economic Survival (CES), Housing Rights Center, and LA’s Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) to educate tenants on their rights. Topics include the new Tenant Buyout Notification Program, and the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO), which regulates rents on about 600,000 Los Angeles rental units, and which applies to 85 percent of the City’s rental housing. Tenants, landlords, Neighborhood Council Planning & Land Use committees, and any Angeleno interested in learning more about renters’ rights is invited to attend this workshop.
Thursday January 17, 2019
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Van Nuys State Building Auditorium
6150 Van Nuys Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91401-3370
Parking: Street parking is available on surrounding side streets.
 
 
 
Airplane Noise? FAA
 
 
The comment period for the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed amendments to two existing departure procedures for Hollywood Burbank Airport has now ended. The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council sent a letter to the FAA and many of you also voiced your thoughtful comments. Watch for the FAA decision. Our letter can be seen on the council website www.shermanoaksnc.org along with the November Board meeting postings.
 
 
Fire Safety in Sherman Oaks Hills

There is extreme fire danger in our hills. In the Camp fire in Northern California 85 people died and 19,000 homes were burned. In Southern California’s Woolsey fire 3 people died and 1,600 homes were burned. We can be safer here in Sherman Oaks. Protect your family and your home by doing these 5 things. 
1)   Clear brush 200 feet from your house to provide a “defensible break.” IMPORTANT- Do not use a metal weedwhacker. Sparks can start a fire.
2)   Patio furniture should be stored in your garage. It can catch fire and spread it to your house.
3)   Trees should be trimmed 3 feet from the ground and 3 feet back from your house. Low hanging trees can be ignited by burning grass. The fire will leap to the crown and then your house.
4)   Sign up for Reverse 911 to be notified in a disaster. Land lines are already on the list. But, most homes now have mobile systems that are mounted on the house. They need to be registered. You can also register your cell phone. Go the website emergency.lacity.org/notifyla and fill out the form.
5)   Have an evacuation route planned. Have two in case one is cut off.
 
New Law on Scooters
 
A new state law went into effect January 1. Adults can legally ride a motorized rental scooter without a helmet. Riders under 18 must wear a helmet. Scooters cannot be driven on sidewalks. Scooters are legal on streets with a speed limit lower than 25 mph. On streets with speed limits of 25 mph scooters can only be in bike lanes. Scooters can’t be used on streets with speed limits of 35 mph or more until the City Council passes a new ordinance. There will be scooter reps at our January 14 meeting. If you have concerns, questions, or complaints; this is the time to voice them.
SONC Board Meeting
Monday, January 14, 6:30PM
Sherman Oaks Library
14245 Moorpark St
 
Recycle Batteries
 
All those batteries contain either dangerous chemicals or valuable trace metals. Recycle them to save resources and reduce pollution. The easiest place to recycle used batteries is the Sherman Oaks Library. You’ll find a bucket to dump them just inside the door.
Let’s Hear About Your Group’s Event

Is your group having an event? We’ll be glad to include it in this monthly newsletter that goes to more than 21,000 Sherman Oaks families. Email the information to us by the third week of a month to be included in the following month’s newsletter through the “contact us” on our webpage.
 
New LADWP Rebate Program for Attic Insulation
 
LADWP has announced a new rebate program for customers who install attic insulation. Qualifying customers can receive rebates up to 80% of the total insulation installation costs or $1.00 per square foot of attic floor insulation (whichever is less). On average, attic insulation can save you $200 - $374 in energy savings per year. This can be a huge saving for older houses, as houses built before 1980 tend to not have attic insulation. To take advantage of this program go to LADWP, click “Residential”, click “save money”, click “rebates & programs”, click “attic insulation rebate program”.
 
Help for Small Businesses
 
The Business Source Center is at the Studio City Library 12-4PM, 11251 Moorpark Street the first Tuesday of every month. Get free training, needs and market assessment, develop a business plan, site location, legal help, assistance with lease negotiation, access to loans to start or expand your business.
 
Public Safety – CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training class


This 7-week class taught by LAFD will take place every Wednesday beginning January 9, 2019 through February 20 at the Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center. The class is now filled. Watch for the next session.
The Public Safety Committee meetings resume in January at the East Valley Adult Center. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
For more information email one of the committee Co-Chars Kristin Sales ([email protected]) or Melissa Menard ([email protected]).
 
 
Historic Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles has a new living document of historic resources — the largest and most ambitious such undertaking in the U.S., and one that will shape city planning for generations to come. Called SuevetLA the citywide effort identified and evaluated historic properties, structures, districts and places that date from 1865 to 1980. The exhaustive block-by-block inventory of 880,000 parcels scattered over 470 square miles began in 2010 and was completed last year. “The last historic survey that was even close to this scope and magnitude was in Chicago in the 1980s,” said principal city planner Ken Bernstein. Moreover, some 30,000 potential historic assets identified by SurveyLA are being synthesized within HistoricPlacesLA, an interactive online site that links historic places, people, cultural themes, districts, streetscapes and more, inside a vast neural network. See it at www.historicplacesla.org.
 
 
Artists Wanted: Utility Box Art Program
 
 
Art adds unique color to our streets and beautifies our communities. That's why Councilmember Ryu announced his Utility Box Art Program in November 2017 to improve our neighborhoods while supporting local artists. This program sponsors local artists up to $250 in discretionary funding to turn blank utility boxes into stunning works of public art.
 
For more information and to apply: http://davidryu.lacity.org/utility_box_art_program
 

Free Yard Tree Delivery Program

 
Apply for the yard tree delivery program using the new tree planting software, FreeTreesLA. City Plants, in collaboration with the LA Department of Water and Power and the LA Conservation Corps, is pleased to announce the limited release of the new Free Trees LA Portal to help you register, order free shade trees, determine their best planting locations to reduce your energy bills, stay informed on the status of your order, and receive ongoing guidance on the care of your trees. More information at www.cityplants.org
Art of 3 Faiths at the Getty
 
An exhibit of medieval illumination of Bibles, Torahs, and Qur’an in sacred texts from the middle ages is on display now through February 3. Admission is free. Parking costs $16. Take the #734 or #234 bus from Sepulveda Blvd and the Orange line for $1.75. Lower rates for students and seniors.
 
SONC Traffic and Transportation Committee
 
The Traffic and Transportation Committee will meet on January 9, 2019. Important items to be discussed are the new Sherman Oaks stops on the new DASH route.
January 9 6:30PM
Sherman Oaks Library
14245 Moorpark St 
For more information contact Avo Babian at [email protected]. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
 
 
Farmers Markets
Farmers Markets are a great place to find fruits and vegetables that are healthy, fresher, seasonal, and some unusual varieties. These markets are within easy driving distance of Sherman Oaks:
Sherman Oaks Fashion Square 14000 Riverside Dr Tues 3pm-7pm
One Generation Encino 17400 Victory Sundays 8am-1pm
Kaiser Panorama City 13652 Cantara St Weds 8:30am-1:30pm
Northridge Fashion Center 9301 Tampa Weds 5pm-9pm
Studio City Ventura Place Sunday 8am-2pm
 
Last Call to Get Potholes Fixed
Is there a pothole that bothers you and your car? We are collecting a new list of potholes to be filled in February.  Send us the location of the pothole. What we need is the street address that faces the pothole. With that we will be able to get it filled. If it’s in an intersection we need both streets. If it’s in an alley, we need the address it’s behind. With the complete info, we’ll get it fixed. The deadline to report potholes for his fix-it event is January 31. email the information to [email protected]
 
Utility Holes in the Streets to be Fixed
 
City Controller, Ron Galperin, has found a way for the city to get $100 million to fix utility cuts in our streets. We want to get these cuts fixed. What we need you to give us: the name of the utility and the location of the cut in the street. Is it DWP, or AT&T, or Gas Co., or who? What is the street address that it’s in front of? With the complete info, we’ll get it fixed.
 
Metro Moves Ahead with the Sepulveda Pass Project!
 
Decisions are being made that will affect how you live through construction for the next 20 years. These decisions will also decide how your great-great-grandchildren will travel LA for the next century. This is the only time to let your voice be heard. The next round of Metro informational meetings will be held in the next few weeks. There are two meetings scheduled nearby:
 
Saturday February 2 10AM-12 Noon
Marvin Braude Center
6262 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys 91401
Or
Weds Jan 30 6PM-8PM
Westwood Presbyterian Church
10822 Wilshire Blvd, WLA 90024
 
Homeless Outreach Committee
The Homeless Outreach Committee will be meeting later this month at the Senior Center. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
 
Free Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Gene
 
There is a new study that offers free testing to identify genetic markers for carrying a BRCA (BReastCAncer) genetic mutation. BFOR, BRCA Founder Outreach Study, is an independent research initiative to increase access to testing for women and men age 25 or older with at least one grandparent of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) ancestry. This group is at least 10 times more likely to inherit BRCA mutations. Most of those at risk do not know they carry the gene. The testing is offered at no cost to the participant and provides patients, families, and their doctors with knowledge that can reduce cancer risks and improve outcomes for those who carry the gene. For more information go to www.bforstudy.com or call (833)600-BFOR.
 
The Nethercutt Museum


The Nethercutt Museum is filled with treasures covering four floors. Foremost is a collection of beautifully restored antique, classic automobiles. They are showcased in an exquisite re-creation of an opulent automotive grand salon of the 1920's. An amazing collection of automobile mascots, antique furniture, clocks and watches, and one of the world’s finest collections of Mechanical Musical Instruments are displayed in the music room. Autos from the 1910's, 20’s and 30’s include Duesenbergs, Cadillacs, Isotta- Fraschini, Delahaye, Minvera, Renault, Maybach, many more.


The collection of mechanical musical instruments includes Reproducing Pianos, Nickelodeons, Cylinder & Disc Music Boxes, Orchestrions and the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. Admission is free. 9AM-4:30PM Tuesday- Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday, some holiday weekends, and rainy days. Call for free reservations.

The Nethercutt Museum:
15151 Bledsoe Street
Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 364-6464
[email protected]
www.nethercuttcollection.org
 
Congressman Brad Sherman Town Hall
 
Our Congressman, Brad Sherman, will have a report to the Valley on events in Washington, DC and a Town Hall to hear your concerns.
Saturday January 19 2-3:30PM
Chatsworth High School
10027 Lurline Ave.
Between Lassen St and Devonshire St
 
Finance Committee
The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council Finance Committee needs new members. The committee decides on the council’s budget and how the council will spend its money. Are you a CPA, someone who wants to see money well spent, or do you just like to spend it? We need your help. The Finance Committee meets the last Thursday of the month.  Email to volunteer or get more information [email protected] . Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
 
 
Men of All Ages Who Love Singing 4-Part Harmony

If you love this kind of singing, you are welcome to join in. The Valley Harmony Singers meet every Monday night at 7pm. These guys are always in perfect harmony!
Mondays 7PM at the Social Hall
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
14646 Sherman Way,Van Nuys
(1-1/2 blocks west of Van Nuys Blvd, on the south side of the street) For more information please call 818-994-SING(7464)
 
Women of All Ages Who Love Singing
The River Oaks Chorus is an organization for women who love to sing songs from Broadway, Pop, Traditional, and standards from the Great American Songbook in four-part harmony. The River Oaks Chorus of Sherman Oaks won the Sweet Adelines Region 11 2018 Competition 2nd Place Small Chorus! We need your voice! Come sing with us on Tuesdays. For more info go to www.riveroakschorus.com. SONC thanks the River Oaks Chorus for the great performance they put on ahead of our August Movie in the Park.
 
Walk With a Doc
Join UCLA Health physicians for a healthy stroll on the first Saturday of each month. Walking benefits include: a sharper brain, easing aches & pains, better mood, lower risk of cancer, stringer heart, lower risk of diabetes, live longer. UCLA Health at the Village at Westfield Topanga, 6344 Topanga Canyon Blvd, meet at the Koi pond. 8am-9am the first Saturday of each month. The next walks are Feb 2 and March 2. For more info go to uclahealth.org/walkwithadoc.
 
Cars Speeding on Your Street?
Councilmember Ryu has purchased "Slow Down and Share the Road" signs for the community. You are invited to stop by the office to grab a couple of signs for your neighborhood, if you experience a lot of speeding. Come to 14930 Ventura Blvd #210. Call ahead before coming (818)728-9924.
 
 
SONC Green and Beautification Committee
 
BID Formation Committee Volunteers:  The Green and Beautification Committee is working with local property owners to create a BID, a Business Improvement District.  By including the property owners on Ventura, we are working on Beautifying our stretch of Ventura in Sherman Oaks. We are working on adding benches, lamp posts with plants, and better trash clean up and in the future, medians and beautiful trees.  To see what we imagine the final result to be, you only need to take a stroll on Ventura from Van Nuys, east to Kester.  We are looking for volunteers to help launch this project, which will make Sherman Oaks a beautiful, clean and more enjoyable for our residents.
 
Volunteer for Clean up: The Green and Beautification Committee is planning for a Clean up event, to clean up the areas of Sherman Oaks that need it, such as freeway underpasses or areas of Ventura Blvd that have trash. We are planning for an event in the first quarter of 2019 and we are looking for volunteers.
 
Are you interested in helping beautify Ventura Blvd to make it more beautiful, and more walkable. Join us for our next Green and Beautification meeting 6:30pm Feb 6 at Sherman Oaks Library. Topics to be discussed include Dec 5th and Jan 2nd. Important items; New Volunteers for BID formation subcommittee; Picking dates for 2019 garden tour; and clean up activities. For more information contact Avo Babian at [email protected]. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
 
Helicopter Noise
 
The Federal Aviation Administration has sponsored a new website and hotline to complain about low-flying helicopters in Los Angeles County. The complaint system will allow residents of Los Angeles County to track local helicopter flights, as well as identify any aircraft producing excessive noise. You can file your complaint online. Find out how at http://heli-noise-la.com/how-to-use/ or file by calling (424) 348-HELI (4354).
 
Save Money on Your Property Taxes
 
Was this year’s property tax bill a shock? The County Assessor offers a number of exemptions that can lower your property tax. These include Homeowners Exemption, Disaster Relief, Decline in Value, Parent to Child Exclusion, Senior Replacement Dwelling, Disabled Resident, Solar Energy System, and Veteran’s Exemption. To find out about these programs go to assessor.lacounty.gov or email [email protected] or call (888) 807-2111.
 
 
Toxic Waste Disposal
 
 
SAFE Collection Center will take your toxic waste and keep it out of the environment. The center accepts used motor oil, paint & solvent, electronics, household cleaners, car & other batteries, fluorescent tubes, unused medicine. For info call (800) 773-2489. All centers are open Sat & Sunday 9AM-3PM. Bring your items to any of these centers
Nicole Bernson Center, 10241 N Balboa, Northridge
or
Randall Safe Center
11025 Randall St, Sun Valley
or
UCLA Safe Center, 550 Charles Young DR, UCLA
 
 
Report Non-Emergency Crimes
 
You can now report non-emergency crimes like harassing phone calls, illegal dumping, lost property and vandalism. Reports can be made at www.lapdonline.org.
 
About SONC

The Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council is the first level of your city government. We are not a 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 usually at Sherman Oaks Elementary School Auditorium, 14780 Dickens St, 6:30PM the 2nd Monday evening of most months. All meetings are open to the public. The Council files "Community Impact Statements" (CIS) with 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. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods”, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “submit.” That’s all there is to it! AND REMEMBER, ALL OUR MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
 
 
 
Education Committee
 
SONC has had recent requests to form an Education Committee. Are you interested in joining or participating? Click on  “Contact” on our webpage www.shermanoaksnc.org and let us know you want to help.
 
Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM)
 
This month the PLUM Committee will be dark. Our next meeting will be January 17. The public is invited. For more information contact Jeff Kalban at [email protected]. Check the Council website www.shermanoaksnc.org 72 hours ahead of the meeting for a complete agenda and the materials that are available for you to see. Do you want to get all agendas delivered to you? It’s easy! Go to EmpowerLA.org; click on “neighborhoods councils”, on the drop down menu choose neighborhood council agendas, choose Sherman Oaks, fill in your name and email, click “subscribe.” That’s all there is to it!
 
Auto Break-ins
 
The LAPD says the fastest growing crime is auto break-ins. You can keep from being a victim. Don’t leave tempting items in sight in your car. Lock your car every time. Put things away in the trunk or glove box. A backpack, computer, or purse sitting on the seat is an invitation for theft. Even when there’s nothing valuable in a backpack, it will cost several hundred dollars to repair a broken window. Lock it. Hide it. Keep it.
 
What to do with Your Used Christmas Tree
There are thousands of used Christmas trees in Sherman Oaks. Now the question is what to do with them? They are an extreme fire hazard and the needles can be toxic to your pet. The answer depends on whether the tree is green or flocked. Flocked trees should be cut up and put in your black barrel or trash bin if you live in an apartment.
For green trees there are 4 choices:
1) If you live in a home LA Sanitation Department will pick up your tree at curbside.
a) REMOVE all ornaments, decorations, tinsel, and stand from the tree.
b) CUT the tree into pieces, if needed, to fit into the green bin.
c) PLACE the tree pieces inside the green bin or put the whole uncut tree next to the bin for regular pick-up on collection day.
                                              or
2) If you live in an apartment building:
LA Sanitation will still pick up your tree. Just put it at curbside on the same pickup day home trash is picked up in your neighborhood.
 
Programs at the Sherman Oaks Library
 
For Preschoolers: stories, fingerplays, songs, and more! This story time is perfect for children two and under. Mondays & Weds 10-10:30AM
Star Reader: Come share the joy of reading and story telling for kids with our STAR volunteer reader Sherman Oaks Library Mondays 2-3:30PM, Star Reader Weds 2:30-4PM, Thursdays 1-3PM
Craft: Join us for various crafts and activities! Call for specific details. Ages 4+ Weds 4-5PM, Teens & Tweens Tues 4PM
Adult Coloring: Explore your creative side! Come color with us! Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 PM, Thursdays 2-4PM Sherman Oaks Library
Special Events at the Sherman Oaks Library
Lego Club Weds Jan 9 & 16 4-5PM
Used Book Sale Saturday Sat Jan 12 9:30AM-1:30PM
Hearing Loss Saturday Jan 26 9:30AM
Movies at other nearby Libraries
Documentaries every Saturday at 2:30PM Van Nuys Library
6250 Sylmar 91401
Movies at Mid-Valley Regional Branch Sundays 2PM, 16244 Nordhoff 91343. Call for film titles (818) 895-3650.
North Hollywood Amelia Earhart – James Bond movies 2:00PM Thurs all month call 818-766-7185 for details
Visit LA Museums Free
The Los Angeles Public Library now offers Discover & Go, a program to visit some of the city’s top museums for free or at low cost with your library card. These are the participating Museums:
Autrey Museum of the American West
Battleship Iowa
Catalina Island Museum
Chinese American Museum
Craft & Folk Art Museum
Discovery Cube
Grammy Museum
Hammer
Japanese American Museum
Kidspace Children’s Museum
La Brea Tar Pits & Museum
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
LA Conservancy
LA Zoo
Museum of Jurassic Technology
Museum of Tolerance
LA County Natural History Museum
Skirball Cultural Center
For information on how to get free or low cost entry go to lapl.discoverandgo.net and log in with your library card. Don’t have a library card? Get yours for free at the Sherman Oaks Library.
At the Skirball
 
All events are at the Skirball Cultural Center, on Sepulveda Blvd, just south of the Mulholland Tunnel.
Family Film Series
All family films are free. No reservations
 
Cinema Tuesdays
All Cinema Tuesday films are free. No reservations.
Tues 1/9 1:30PM Top Hat
Tues 1/15 1:30PM Shall We Dance
 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Exhibition
The Notorious RBG: The Life & Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On exhibition at the Skirball Continues through March 10, 2019.
Special Event 7:30PM Sunday Jan 13; Music:Noorious RBG in Song
Special Event Tues Jan 29 7:30PM An Evening with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Tickets go on sale online only January 16 10AM $40. Limit 2 per order. 
Sarah Berman’s Closet Exhibition
An exhibition by artists Maira Kalman and Alex Kalman of their mother and grandmother’s frugal belongings plus 12 new paintings that depict pivotal scenes in this unique woman’s life through March 10
Aboard Noah’s Ark
Toddler Tuesday Sing-Along Tuesdays 1PM
Story Time Wednesdays 2:30PM
The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge Fridays 3:40PM
Musica Para Todos Sundays 11:15AM
 
Join the Scouts in Sherman Oaks
 
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Wonderful families participate in Scouting. Cub Scouts is for boys and girls ages 5-11 years and Boy Scouts is for boys & girls ages 11-18 (Cub Scouts is not a pre-requisite for Boy Scouts).   Scouting offers kids the opportunity to make life-long friends, have great experiences that broaden their horizons, including camping, boating, fishing, swimming, bicycling, interesting field trips and fun meeting activities. Scouting also offers the opportunity for achievement, rank advancement and leadership as the boys mentor and lead younger scouts. The pinnacle of Scouting is the rank of Eagle, a proud accomplishment that is a highlight on college and job applications and that your boys can share with Steven Spielberg, Neil Armstrong, Gerald Ford and others. But most importantly scouting is Fun! Cub Scout Pack 190 and Boy Scout Troop 191 meet at Church Of The Chimes in Sherman Oaks. Contact Brian Fisk by phone or text at 818-425-2058 and find out about our next meeting.
 
Free Car Seat Installation
 
Still Saving Lives Every Thursday at the LAPD Valley Traffic station, we give free child car seat installation and inspection. Call (818) 644-8143 for an appointment. We are located at 7870 Nollan Place in Panorama City. Raising awareness on child passenger safety. Tell a parent! https://www.facebook.com/vtdlapd/ https://twitter.com/LAPDVTD https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats

Sidewalk Repair

Does the sidewalk in front of your home or business need repair? The city is fixing sidewalks, but it’s a 30 year program. If you want to repair the sidewalk now, 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.



Plant New Parkway Trees
Did your parkway tree die in the summer heat waves. Call the Bureau of Street Services. They have a new program to help replace dead trees. Go to www.lacitysan.org/freetree or call 1-800-996-2489
 
New LADWP Rebate Program for Attic Insulation
LADWP has announced a new rebate program for customers who install attic insulation. Qualifying customers can receive rebates up to 80% of the total insulation installation costs or $1.00 per square foot of attic floor insulation (whichever is less). On average, attic insulation can save you $200 - $374 in energy savings per year. This can be a huge saving for older houses, as houses built before 1980 tend to not have attic insulation. https://www.ladwp.com/


Senior Programs
Taxi Cabs
 
The Taxi Cab Services program helps seniors and disabled get around. You can get rides to doctor’s appointments, banking, and life enriching activities; maximum 4 trips or 40 miles per month.  You must be 60 years or older. There are no income requirements. The program is first come, first served. Contact 1-888-863-7411 or email [email protected]
 
LA Dept of Aging
Get an Emergency Alert Response System (EARS) for free! Just push a button and help is on the way! Apply to qualify at East Valley Adult Center, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd. (818)981-1284.
Other programs from the Dept of Aging: In-Home Assistance & Services, Care Management, Legal Assistance, Nutrition Services, Transportation, Health Screenings. LA Dept of Aging (800) 510-2020.
Metro Tap Cards for Seniors

Get discounted fares for seniors on Metro buses and trains. Ride all the way with transfers for only 35 cents during off peak hours. Get discounted fares during peak hours. Get application online at taptogo.net or call (866)827-8646 or email [email protected].
 
Events for Seniors
 
 
SHERMAN OAKS EAST VALLEY ADULT CENTER (SOEVAC)
(Building C/#135)
5056 Van Nuys Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818) 386-9674
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 
 
Activities for Seniors, Ages 50+: Senior Exercise; Tai Chi; Guided Meditation; Acting/Improvisation; Recycled Arts and Crafts; Canasta; Shuffleboard; Karaoke; Line Dancing; Duplicate Bridge; Intermediate Bridge; Parkinson;s Support Group; Table Tennis; Tuesday Flicks Movies; Beginning Chess Class  and much more!! 
 
*NEW: BOOKS ON TAPE (variety of topics)
ARE NOW AVAILABLE  TO LISTEN TO AT SOEVAC,  for all Seniors, ages 50+ 
MONDAYS-FRIDAYS, from: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Those Interested in using the equipment while at SOEVAC, loaned to the center by the Braille Institute, please come to the Recreation Office in Building C/#135, to inquire.
 
Need a Ride to the Senior Center?
 
The center offers door-to-door service to get you to the Center or to Medical Appointments. The LA City Ride program will provide the ride. You have to be a LA resident, 65 or older, disabled. Rides are given Monday–Friday 8am to 4pm. Usually 2 weeks notice is required; so call as so as you make your doctor’s appointment (818) 981-1284Ext223.
 
Bingo
 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting at 10:30am
Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center
5056 Van Nuys Blvd, South of Magnolia Blvd. in Sherman Oaks
 
Calendar of Meetings and Events


Jan 9 CERT Training Begins
Jan 9 Traffic & Transportation Committee
Jan 12 SO Library Used Book Sale
Jan 14 SONC Board Meeting
Jan 17 Planning & Land Use Committee
Jan 17 Renter’s Rights Workshop
Jan 19 Brad Sherman Town Hall
Jan 21 Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan 29 Evening with Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Jan 30 Metro Meeting on Sepulveda Pass
Jan 31 Deadline to Report Potholes
Feb 2 Walk with a Doc
Feb 2 Metro Meeting on Sepulveda Pass
Mar 2 Walk with a Doc
 
 
 

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