Neighborhood Council Newsletter
MESSAGE FROM THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE RESEDA NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL It is with a great deal of honor and anticipation that I take on this new responsibility as the elected Chairman of the Reseda Neighborhood Council for the next couple of years. Of the 95 NCs throughout the City of Los Angeles, Reseda’s group is widely recognized as one of the best. With the leadership over the last few years of Cary Iaccino, our outgoing Chairman, as well as the tireless work of many board members and community members, we’ve got a lot to live up to as a new board. It’s truly an honor and a humbling privilege to be trusted with this responsibility to serve my community. I hope to help inspire everyone that cares about Reseda to believe in the possibility to reach our full potential as a great place to live and raise families. There is so much pride here in Reseda and so much energy and willingness to ShopRESEDA CELEBRATING 1 YEAR participate, and I look forward to helping us all PROMOTING LOCAL BUSINESSES hone this into taking our council, our community and our collective vision, to the next level. Last November, for AMEX’s Nationwide Shop Small Saturday, over 100 residents gathered along Thank you for your trust and encouragement, Sherman Way to hear from AMEX, The Mayor’s Kevin Taylor ShopLA team, the ShopRESEDA team, and from the Reseda Neighborhood Council about the Chairman, Reseda Neighborhood Council power that shopping local has on our communities. ShopRESEDA is turning 1 this RNC Board for 2012‐2013 November and the positive feedback from the On October 15, the Council made its transition, community has pushed the shopping local thanking 9 members for their incredible, selfless momentum in Reseda well past crawling & years of service. And on the same night, 9 new walking – ShopRESEDA is running at full speed members were seated and 6 returning voices ahead. The goal is simple – shift a small portion of settled in for another term, with the your normal monthly spending to local encouragement of many members of the businesses. The result has been big – residents community on hand to welcome them all. discovering local ‘gems’ in their community in The newly elected and returning members of the small businesses that before they had always just board chose the Officers to lead the team for the driven by. Now they are stopping in, and stopping in again – it’s generating new customers and our next 2 years. great Reseda businesses are turning that into Chairman Kevin Taylor repeat customers. Vice Chairman Hank Truxillo This holiday season, think local and shop local. Secretary Spike Dolomite Ward Beginning on November 24th, 2012 through December 24th, 2012, ShopRESEDA is encouraging Treasurer Phil Merlin everyone to support local businesses & Sergeant‐At‐Arms Juan Guzman restaurants. Many participating businesses will be offering special discounts throughout the holiday Parliamentarian Monica Zepeda season. For those that shop local and save Every Reseda stakeholder is encouraged to join receipts from local Reseda businesses, you can the new team and participate in the meetings on enter into a raffle to win gift certificates to the first and third Mondays of the month to help Reseda businesses during a December RNC move our community forward. meeting.
ShopRESEDA is an extension of the successful Spend $25 every 25th in Reseda program launched in summer of 2011. Learn more about both on facebook or at www.shopresedacity.com. Attention businesses! Look for powerful marketing tools for your business at this link: www.shopsmall.com
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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS COMMITTEE WORK GETS IT DONE The Committees of the RNC do all the preliminary work getting subjects, projects and proposals ready to be heard by the full board of the Reseda Neighborhood Council. They do the footwork that permits the Board to hear the relevant facts on each issue and keep the meetings concise and ready to act on committee recommendations.
Senior Advocacy Committee works with and for They take medication in tablet form ONLY. They the Senior Community will not take the following: Youth Advocacy Committee works with and for No drops (eye drops, ear drops, etc) the youth of our community No lotions Finance Committee oversees the RNC budget and No ointments spending allocations No creams Council Liaison Committee interacts with City Departments and other government officials and No controlled substances watches over the delivery of core services No over the counter medications
The RNC has committees that deal with various aspects of the Reseda Community. Consider join‐ ing a committee and contributing to the effort to improve the quality of life in Reseda.
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Outreach & Public Relations Committee focuses on informing Reseda stakeholders and finding ways to get more people involved.
INVOLVED IN OUR COMMUNITY? info@ResedaCouncil.org
Constitution & Bylaws Committee deals with the Choose one that suits your interests and join the rules and functioning of the RNC growing army that will continue to work to im‐ prove our community. Our neighborhoods are Economic Development Committee works with better and stronger together. and for the Reseda Business Community Emergency, Disaster & Community Safety Com‐ EXPIRED MEDICINE DISPOSAL mittee works to improve the community’s knowl‐ Want to get rid of your expired, no longer edge of and how to deal with disasters, and police needed, or "why do I have this?" prescriptions? & fire safety issues CLINICARE PHARMACY Planning & Land‐Use Management Committee 9631 Reseda Blvd reviews aspects of development projects and requests for zoning changes and variances and Northridge, CA certain permit requests and makes recommenda‐ tions based on community input on the impact to (818) 727‐9234 the character of our neighborhoods Clinicare Pharmacy will dispose of those unwanted
prescription medications legally for you for FREE.
Clinicare Pharmacy is open weekly and shortened hours on Saturday. Please call in advance for times and questions. They are extremely courte‐ ous and helpful on the phone and will help get rid of prescriptions medications safely.
FREE WEBSITE AVAILABLE If you have a Neighborhood Watch Group, home‐ owners association or similar neighborhood group, go to www.nextdoor.com and sign up for a free website. You can share crime stats, suspi‐ cious activities, neighborhood information and community events on the forum provided. If you enter your zip code the program will indicate groups in the area and allow you to start your own if a group has not been started in your area. The catch is that you have to get at least 9 others to sign up to initiate the page. The Reseda '1038' Neighborhood Watch Group has been utilizing this free website and are pleased with the results, so far. Last week’s EM‐ POWERLA eblast said it was a good tool for neighborhood groups. Check it out today!
BUSINESS participants are offering includes percentage WELCOME NEW BUSINESSES discounts from 5% to 50 % off., as well as ollar Each month, we welcome new businesses to our discounts and free merchandise or services. Reseda business community. They help to provide Everyone is talking about the ShopRESEDA Dis‐ Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call more jobs and increase our local economic activ‐ count Card program. What does a ShopRESEDA 818‐419‐2513 to have your questions answered. ity. Card do for your business? At press time the number of participating busi‐ Be sure to say hello and welcome the following How about some free advertising on 2 websites nesses or organizations was approaching 200. businesses to our community: w w w . s h o p r e s e d a c i t y . c o m a n d www.resedacouncil.org and on a special edition Boost Mobil Reseda, newsletter full of listings of participating busi‐ nesses that is hand delivered throughout Reseda, 6740C Reseda Blvd. by the thousands
DOES YOUR BUSINESS ACCEPT ShopRESEDA CARDS?
And, al of this is FREE. You just have to decide to participate. The only requirement for a business to be a part of the program is to offer a discount, a dea or some sort of special pricing on your goods or services. Some of the special pricing that current
El Progresso Super Market, 18121 Saticoy St.
Arco/AM PM Mini Mart, 19304 Saticoy St.
SENIOR CORNER RESIDENTIAL SENIOR CARE If you are 65 or older and looking for an active place to call home, then look no further than the Los Angeles Jewish Home. Residential Care at the Home provides independent seniors with a vi‐ brant environment featuring high quality pro‐ grams and services for the body, mind, and spirit, including medical care, a wide variety of activities, and nutritious meals. Should your needs change, you will have priority access to all levels of care offered by the Home, including assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, skilled nursing, and psychiatric care. For more information or to schedule a tour please contact the Admissions Department at 818 ‐774‐3308. or visit our website, www.jha.org.
SENIOR MOVIES On Fridays the ONEGeneration shows FREE movies for Seniors at the Center located at 18255 Victory Blvd. at 1:30 PM. This follows the Senior Lunch. (Donation of $2.00 asked for) 11/2 “What to Expect When You’re Expect‐ ing” (2012) (110 min) Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez
A look at love through the eyes of five intercon‐ nected couples experiencing the thrills and sur‐ prises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life does not always deliver what is expected. 11/9 “People Like US” (2012) (113min) Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks While settling his recently deceased father's es‐ tate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re‐ examine their perceptions about family and life choices.
11/30 “Disney Nature Chimpanzee” (2012) (78 min) In this documentary, Oscar, a baby chimpanzee is enjoying his life with his mother in the jungles along the Ivory Coast. Without warning, young Oscar is tragically orphaned during an attack from a rival group of chimpanzees. Afterwards, he attempts to survive on his own and to be ac‐ cepted by the other chimps. But Oscar struggles, until he is surprisingly adopted by the Alpha Male of his group .
11/16 “Dark Shad‐ ows” (2012) (113 min) Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection. Based on a 1960’s television show. 11/22 NO MOVIE Happy Thanksgiving!
EMERGENCY DISASTER & SAFETY RESEDA NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH COMMUNITY POLICE ADVISORY Neighborhood Watch is a network of community BOARD (CPAB) members to watch for possible criminal actions The West Valley Community Police Advisory and report them to the Police Department and Board meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month notify their neighbors of a possible problem. at the West Valley Police Station Community The next Reseda Neighborhood Watch Meeting Room, 19020 Vanowen St. will be held on November 8 at 7:00 PM at the Join them at 7:00 PM on November 14. West Valley Police Station Community Room.
YOUTH CORNER HIGH SCOOL VOLUNTEERS The Reseda Neighborhood Council and the Centennial Celebration Committee would like to extend our gratitude to the many volunteer students from Cleveland and Reseda High Schools for volunteering during the Centennial Music and Arts Festival on September 29. More than 150 students from the two schools volunteered to help with various aspects of the Centennial Cele-
RNC BOARD MEMBERS: bration. This included directing folks to the parking areas, making sure that the performers, vendors and volunteers had sufficient water, and helping with the many chores that need to be performed in a spectacle of this size. Also we should thank the marching bands from both schools that played for us including the singing of Happy Birthday Reseda.
Spike Dolemite Ward
CONTACTS, MEETING LOCATIONS, EVENT CALENDAR
Reseda NC email Reseda NC Mail Address
RNC@RESEDACOUNCIL.ORG 7324 Reseda Blvd. #118 Reseda, CA. 91335
Reseda NC Phone
* Office & Meeting Location
18341 Sherman Way #102
** American Legion Hall Meeting Location
7338 Canby Ave
Economic Development Committee
Emergency Disaster and Community Safety Committee
Outreach/Public Relations Committee
RECOGNIZING RESEDA BUSINESSES The following businesses are celebrating anniversaries in our community during November: Register your business with our Outreach Committee and have your yearly anniversary included here. Con‐ tact Outreach@resedacouncil.org and be add you to the Reseda NC listing. 1976
Morley Animal Hospital 7125 Darby Ave.
Vanahn Bui, D.D.S. 17709 Saticoy St.
King Brake & Auto Repair 6723E Reseda Blvd.
2K Racing 7001 Reseda Blvd.
Ramy's Nursery 18835 Saticoy St.
Subway 6800B Reseda Blvd.
Jack in the Box 6820 Reseda Blvd.
Hado Pharmacy 7245 Reseda Blvd.
Senior Advocacy Committee
Happy & Lovely Nails 18300 #7 Vanowen St.
Youth Advocacy Committee
Planning and Zoning Committee
Sun Mon Tue Wed Do you have an events coming up in Reseda? Contact Garth Carlson at GCARLSON@RESEDACOUNCIL.ORG about inclusion in our newsletter.
1:30 PM Free Movie
For events address and full details use the Reseda NC online calendar at www.Resedacouncil.org
4. 9:00 AM Ride Reseda
7:00 PM Reseda NC General Meeting
7:00 PM Reseda Neighborhood Watch
7:00 PM 1038 NW
1:30 PM Free Movie
7:00 PM Emer‐ 7:00 PM CPAB gency & Disaster Committee Mtg.
9:00 AM Ride Reseda
1:30 PM Free Movie
19. ** 6:00 PM 20.
21. *6:00 PM
9:00 AM Ride Reseda
Finance Committee, 7:00 PM Sierra 7:00 PM RNC Club Meeting General Meeting
Economic Develop‐ ment Committee
1:30 PM Free Movie
Spend $25 on the 25th in Reseda
25 Spend $25 26. on the 25th in Reseda 9:00 AM Ride Reseda