Archive for the ‘event’ Category

Street Closure ALERT along Olympic Blvd for LA Triathlon– OCT 2

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Hello all OPNC Stakeholders, please be advised that there will be street closures in our area for the LA Triathalon on Saturday Oct 2nd.   Within the OPNC the Olympic Corridor from Figuora to Faixfax will be affected.  Click below to download a route map.

 la-traithlon-map.pdf

OPNC General Meeting Tuesday, Sept 7 at 7pm– NOTE LOCATION

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

A  meeting of the Olympic Park Neighborhood Council Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, Sept 7, 2010 – 7:00 PM at The Eco-LogicalART Gallery4829 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90019.   Click on the Agenda to below to view or download: september-agenda.pdf

 Questions? Send us an email.

Peaceful March Against Crime and Drugs – JUNE 12 @10AM

Friday, May 28th, 2010

The Following is a press release issued by the Wilshire Center Business Improvement Corporation:

Hundreds of people from the business, residential and non-profit communities of Los Angeles will gather at the LAPD Olympic Station to conduct a Peaceful March Against Crime and Drugs. The march will leave the Olympic Station (1130 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90006) at 10:00 AM led by City and State politicians and community leaders. The march will head northbound on Vermont Ave. to Olympic Blvd., then westbound on Olympic Blvd to Normandie Ave., then
northbound on Normandie Ave. to northbound on Irolo St., until hitting San
Marino St. at which time the march will proceed westbound until coming to a
stop at the Seoul International Park auditorium (3250 San Marino St., Los
Angeles, CA 90006).

This event is being organized by the Unification of Disabled Latin Americans (UDLA), the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) and the Wilshire Center Business Improvement Corporation (WCBIC). The purpose of this march is to bring together all ethnic groups of Los Angeles to unite in one force in the fight against crime, drugs, gangs, and graffiti. Assisted by the LAPD, participants will carry signs, flags, banners and chant out against crime and criminal activity in English, Spanish, Korean and Bengali. This march will bring out the best in Angelinos and represent what happens when people unite for a cause for the common good.

Once participants arrive at Seoul International Park there will be sense of fun and camaraderie as everyone will mix and mingle in the auditorium while they enjoy listing to a few words from our elected officials, community leaders and police officers. Refreshments will be served and everyone who participates will receive a goodie bag. Participants will then have the option of boarding a shuttle van to return to their car or walking back. Parking at the Olympic Station will be limited to street parking so participants are encouraged to carpool to event starting point.

Print out/view flyer: March Against Crime Flyer

Click to view a full map of the march route.

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding this
activity, please feel free to contact UDLA (213) 388-8352, CRA/LA (213)
977-1877 or WCBIC (213) 487-7003.

LA Worker’s Center Hosts May Day Celebration

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

May Day 2010May Day Festival 2010 will be held THIS SATURDAY, May 1, 2010 from 4-10pm at The Los Angeles Worker’s Center, 1251 S. St. Andrews Place, LA CA 90019. There will be performances, international music and food. May Day themed art will also be on display. FMLN of El Salvador and the CCCP are co-sponsors of this event. Click on the flyer to the left to view.

OPNC at the Wellington Square Farmers Market Sunday April 25, 2010

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Come join Olympic Park Neighborhood Council at the Wellington Square Farmer’s Market on Sunday April, 2010.  We will be there with Candidate Statements for those stakeholders running in the upcoming elections on May 13, 2010.  So if you are running for a seat on the OPNC board and you wish to have your statement read by potential voters, please send them to jvizza@theopnc.org.  This is a great opportunity to support a local farmers market, meet some neighbors, get to know the candidates and learn about your neighborhood council.  We look forward to seeing you there on Sunday April 25, 2010! Wellington Square farmers market, 4394 W. Washington Blvd., at Wellington Road (two blocks west of Crenshaw Boulevard), Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wellington Square FARMERS MARKET DEBUTS SUNDAY – 3/21

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

The weekly Wellington Square Farmers Market opens this Sunday, March 21 9am-1pm 4394 W. Washington Boulevard in the Smyrna Church parking lot. A California Certified Farmers Market. Fresh fruits and vegetables grown using no pesticides, picked ripe and brought directly to you. Download the flyer: farmers-market.pdf

DAY OF SERVICE – E-Waste Collection at LA High School

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

INVITE Your Friends and Neighbors – PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT LA HIGH SCHOOL

This SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2010, 10am – 2pm

Safely dispose of your E-Waste items
Residential and Business E-Waste accepted

E- WASTE COLLECTION AT LA HIGH SCHOOL
4650 W Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019

PH:  323 900 2700

FREE Recycling, Disposal of televisions, computer monitors, computers, printers, circuit boards, computer peripherals, copiers, faxes, Tape/DVD/CD players, telephones, cell phones, audio-visual equipment, rechargeable batteries – working or not!

NO broken glass, fluorescent devices, large household appliances, hazardous-toxic materials or substances.

Make the Homeless Count Sock Drive – Feb 14-March 14

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

From the Mayor’s office:
Sock Flyer VIEWAttached is a flyer for the “Make the Homeless Count Sock Drive” taking place from February 14th to March 14th.  Many of the homeless in our communities lack basic necessities including socks.  The City of Los Angeles will organize events on Tuesday, March 30th to support the U.S. Census Bureau’s Homeless Enumeration program in order to boost the homeless count and deliver socks, food, and other much-needed items.

Download the flyer here: Sock Drive Flyer

Please pass this information on to your family, friends, colleagues, and contacts within the community so that we can ensure that EVERYONE gets counted in the 2010 Census!  Thanks!

BudgetLA to Discuss DONE reorg & NCFunding -2/13/10

Friday, February 12th, 2010

 The organization BudgetLA will meet this Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 10am at Hollywood Presbyterian Church, Upper Terrace Hall, 1760 Gower Avenue (enter on Yucca, park on Yucca) and as part of their planned agenda will discuss the following topics:

Regenerative – DONE Reorganization – NC Collaborative Proposal
1) The “Hybrid” version of DONE – staff and volunteers
2) The Departmental Focus of DONE
a) Administrative
b) Public Relations
c) Government Relations
d) Training
3) Outsourcing Funding Oversight
4) The proposed budget

Collaborative – NC Funding and Structure – Forum
1) Rollover Funding – Proposed Elimination
2) Petty Cash Procedures – End BankCard System
3) Neighborhood Council Funding – 50% Cut
4) Transfer of Funding Program Oversight

BudgetLA supports the activities of several neighborhood council groups, all working together to pursue solutions to LA’s Budget Crisis. Participants include the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition, the Saving Los Angeles project, the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils, the Mayor’s Budget Advisory Committee and representatives from neighborhood councils throughout the city. For more information visit http://BudgetLA.org where you will find a Calendar of upcoming events, the Speakers Bureau, an archive of BudgetLA videos and links to individual neighborhood councils. Join BudgetLA on Facebook and follow BudgetLA on Twitter (@BudgetLA) To get involved, join BudgetLA on Saturday, February 13 at 10:00 am for “Look for the Union Label” at Hollywood Presyterian Church, 1760 Gower Ave., Hollywood 90028.

City Council To Consider Ending NC Funding – Feb 1, 12:30pm

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Press Conference
Monday, February 1, 2010
12:30 pm
City Hall Rotunda
200 Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Budget & Finance Committee
Monday, February 1, 2010
1:00 pm
City Council Chambers
200 Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
LOS ANGELES – Neighborhood Council representatives from throughout the city are headed to City Hall to call on the Mayor and the City Council to honor the City Charter which established the neighborhood council system and which mandates appropriate funding. They take with them a BudgetLa Statement that says “At this time of financial crisis for the City, the solutions require a partnership between the elected officials at City Hall and the elected representatives of our 90 neighborhood councils.”

Neighborhood Councils exist to advise the Mayor and the City Council on City Budget priorities, to monitor the delivery of services, and to involve the community in the governance of the City of Los Angeles. The Charter goes so far as to call for periodic meetings with responsible officials of City departments.

As the CAO’s “City Restructuring Proposals” are considered by the Budget and Finance Committee on Monday afternoon, Neighborhood Council leaders will stand in defense of the neighborhood council system and will position the NC system as a Funding Solution, a Communication Solution, and as a Community Building Solution. Ultimately, the NC system is an ASSET, not a LIABILITY, and it is protected by the City Charter. To that end, neighborhood councils stand as partners with the Mayor, the City Council, and the City Staff in working together for “An LA that Works!”

BudgetLA has hosted two emergency workshops which have drawn 110 different members from 47 different neighborhood councils, all focused on working together to take on bankruptcy, pensions, the delivery of city services and the reorganization of the city system. The BudgetLA position starts with two basic premises, that “everything is on the table and must be considered as we work together to solve the budget crisis, and that neighborhood councils must be at that table as partners in the process.
The NC reps have taken a full-spectrum approach to the budget crisis and believe that it is essential that the community engage with our elected officials as well as city staff to pursue Revenue innovations along with Pension reform while maintaining prioritized delivery of City Services and the implementation of Organizational improvements, all of which work together to guarantee that Los Angeles take its place as a Great City.

This past Saturday, BudgetLA opened with Alex Rubalcava who addressed LA’s future on “The Road to Bankruptcy.” It also featured Department of Neighborhood Empowerment’s GM, BongHwan Kim and his “Vision for Neighborhood Councils” presentation. Visit BudgetLA CityWatchLAfor a details on Saturday’s BudgetLA workshop. BudgetLA will meet again on Saturday, February 13 and on Saturday, February 27 at Hollywood City Hall. Both BudgetLA sessions will start at 10:00 am.
BudgetLA supports the activities of several neighborhood council groups, all working together to pursue solutions to LA’s Budget Crisis. Participants include the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Coalition, the Saving Los Angeles project, the Valley Alliance of Neighborhood Councils, the Mayor’s Budget Advisory Committee and representatives from neighborhood councils throughout the city. For more information visit http://BudgetLA.org where you will find a Calendar of upcoming events, the Speakers Bureau, an archive of BudgetLA videos and links to individual neighborhood councils. Join BudgetLA on Facebook and follow BudgetLA on Twitter (@BudgetLA) To get involved, join BudgetLA on Saturday, February 13 at 10:00 am for “Look for the Union Label”  at Hollywood City Hall, 6501 Fountain Ave., Hollywood 90028.

Celebration of Life Services for Marie Gaines – 12/07/09

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

The Celebration of Life Services for Marie Gaines, mother of OPNC Secretary Milton Gaines, has been scheduled as follows:

Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles CA 90068

Monday, December 7, 2009 at 12 Noon

For those wishing to send flowers, please do so to Forest Lawn.  The service will be held at the Old North Church on the property of Forest Lawn.  The repast will be held after the burial site ceremony at place To be Determined.

8TH Annual LA Conservancy HPOZ Conference

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

HPOZ Conference

The Los Angeles Conservancy will be holding its 8th Annual HPOZ Conference on Saturday, May 30, 2009 at the Angelica Lutheran Church, 1345 S. Burlington Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90006, 8:30am – 4pm, $20.00 fee includes continental breakfast & lunch. See the attached flyer for more details or visit the LA Conservancy website. For more information about HPOZ (Historic Preservation Overlay Zones) click here. Currently, OPNC is assisting Country Club Park in its HPOZ project.

Queen Anne Recreation Center – Annual Spring Eggstravaganza & Open House

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Queen Anne Rec Center Spring Eggstavaganza