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  • WAKE UP VALLEY GLEN… HERE’S WHAT’S NEW

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    Come to our next General Meeting on August 19, 2014

    Our next General Meeting will be on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Kittridge Elementary School,13619 Kittridge Street. Please join us for updates from our Senior Lead Officers and public official representatives. Meet and Greet is at 6:30 p.m. with free pizza.

     

    National Night Out and Movie at the Park

    August 5, 2014 when

    DINOSAURS INVADE VALLEY GLEN

    Come join the Greater Valley Glen Council, LAPD, Councilmember Paul Krekorian’s Office and COMCAST NBC Universal for a special event this coming Tuesday August 5th, 7;00 p.m., at Valley Glen Community Park.  Meet your local police officers and get information on how to start a neighborhood watch on your block, emergency preparedness and important safety tips.  At 8:15 p.m., enjoy a movie on a 12 ft. silver screen provided by Universal Pictures.  We will show the original 1993 production of:

     

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    Feel free to bring blankets and chairs to watch this thriller. The movie is 2-hours long. Refreshments will be provided.

    NNO Flyer

    Click here to achieve a better view of the flyer.

     

    Recent Events – Yard Sale (July 19, 2014)

    Our July 19th Yard Sale was like no other.  With over 500 items for sale, we raised $1,450.  This was a record.  Thank you to all who generously donated items and to the many volunteers who helped out. From the set-up crew to the clean-up crew and throughout the day, there were many hands on deck.  And, thank you to Lusy’s Mediterranean Cafe for providing lunch and a huge cooler of ice tea for the volunteers. The weather cooperated and wasn’t the hot and humid days we are now experiencing. We also appreciate the use of Peer Ghent and Bobbie Fresh’s yard. Vietnam Vets picked up the remainders on Monday.

    The proceeds of the Yard Sale help further the efforts of the Valley Glen Neighborhood Association by supporting the Valley Glen Voice, the bi-monthly public meetings, and our annual holiday “Adopt-A-Family” program.  Here are some pictures of the event below.

    Big spread

    What a spread!

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    Lisa Freedman (left) is the cashier.  President Dean Abston (right) takes a break

    Other Past Events

     General Meeting (June 17, 2014)

    We enjoyed seeing you at the June 17th General Meeting.  The ambiance brought to us by Waltona Manion’s residence was exquisite.  Food from Tequila’s and Lusy’s was fantastic and we recommend you visit them more often for your dining pleasure.  The meeting itself was informative as Councilmember Paul Krekorian spoke and took questions.

    Other speakers included LAPD SLO Paschal and Neighborhood Prosecutor Tamar Galatazan.  Also represented were the Offices of Congressmember Tony Cardenas and Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian.

    Valley Glen Festival (May 18, 2014)

    Our Valley Glen Festival was quite a success.  Here is a montage below.

    Valley Glen Voice 

    Please enjoy our latest newsletter. Please click here to read the Spring 2014 Issue of the Valley Glen Voice.

     

    Did you know?

    Just about anybody you need for help in Valley Glen, like public services, is on our updated list of service providers.   Please click here to review our latest Valley Glen Public Services Directory.

    Don’t forget

    To ask us a question, please click the “Contact” icon in the upper right hand corner.
    We receive a wide variety of questions, suggestions and complaints.  Hopefully, our wealth of wisdom can guide you to a good outcome.

     

    OTHER TOP NEWS.

    Minutes of past meetings. You can get updated by viewing the minutes of our most recent meeting.  Click here to review the last 3 months of meeting minutes.
    Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council (“GVGC”). the next meeting of our City-funded neighborhoos council is August 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at LA Valley College Campus Center Room 104.

    The Greater Valley Glen Council (“GVGC”) meets the first Monday of every month at Valley College.  GVGC is our City-funded Neighborhood Council.  GVGC receives annual funding from the City to spend on outreach, beautification, arts, educational and other community projects.  Money has been spent on projects for our public schools and beautification of our Parks and neighborhoods.  As well, the GVGC has supported your Association’s outreach efforts.

    To reach the GVGC web site please copy and paste this link into your browser.  www.gvgc.us

    OTHER NEWS

    Speaking of Spring, please enjoy some 2014 photos of Spring in Valley Glen gardens:

    Other Announcements

    Valley Glen Community Park

    Please note there will be more re-grassing occurring in the northeastern area of the Park.  The area will continue to remain closed until July as more grass is planted and more benches and trees are installed.  All this is as a result of organized soccer league play invading our Park over the last several years.  From 1949 to 2005 this was a “No-Soccer Park” until the No-Soccer signs were removed in 2006.  We have been working with our Council Office, LA Department of Recreation and Parks and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (with an initial complaint as to the dust that intense soccer creates) to reach a permanent solution as to how to keep the Park “green.”

    For some history, you’re welcome to review the attached correspondence package to get a better understanding of what has happened, what is going on and what is hoped for. Please click here to read correspondence to the Department of Public Health in September 2013, LA Recreation and Park’s response in December 2013 and January 2014 correspondence.

    If you would like to know more, please contact Mickey Jannol, Grid A Representative at Jannol6@aol.com.

     

    Facebook Page

    We are now on Facebook, so friend us and like us on Facebook under Valley Glen Neighborhood Association.

    Tujunga Wash – Walking Path

    The Tujunga flood control channel is open to nature lovers. The 1.6 mile stretch from Burbank Blvd. to Sherman Way begins at the Great Wall; 300 feet north of Burbank and west of Coldwater Canyon.  Click here to read a little background and view some images of the Great Wall.  This entire 1.6 mile stretch is open to all in the community. A project meant to provide habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife restores some of the natural function of the wash. The LA District of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers added trees, grass and walking paths in record time. We are all invited to enjoy this jewel.

    Visit the VGNA Store

    Did you know that you can promote the Valley Glen name and donate money to the Association at the same time. Valley Glen items are available for sale including assorted merchandise such as T-shirts, canvas bags, doggie shirts, coasters, post cards and “I Love Valley Glen” pins. What a great place to buy gifts for your friends and family. The Association receives a portion of the sales. Click this link to visit the VGNA Store.

     

     For those of you visiting us for the first time, here is some background

    For all of you new to this web site, welcome to the official web site of the Valley Glen Neighborhood Association, an advocate for the interests of the City of Valley Glen. The goal of our Association is to foster community pride, civic betterment and community beautification, to make our neighborhood a better and safer place to live and work, to promote businesses and business growth in Valley Glen, and to foster education and the arts in Valley Glen. Over 20,000 of you viewed our web site last month. Perhaps you would like to know a little more about us.

    The City of Valley Glen was created in 1998 by joining parts of southeastern Van Nuys and southwestern North Hollywood.With a population of 29,000, we are well-located in the San Fernando Valley with ease of access to major employment centers, schools, shopping centers and other amenities. We’re a safe city with many of our members active in neighborhood beautification and neighborhood watch.

    We would like to guide you through this web site. First, please go to the History icon to find out how we got here. Then, go to the Map icon and see where we are located. Finally, read our latest issue of the Valley Glen Voice (link on the left side above) to see what was going on during the last 3 months. If you like what you see, go to the “Be a VGNA Sponsor” and support our organization including our “Adopt a Family Program.” It’s a novel and brilliant program that provides gift certificates for food and Holiday needs during the Holiday Season for poor school children and their families in Valley Glen.

    Questions or comments?

    Please click the “Contact” icon in the upper right hand corner to send an e-mail to the Association. We will respond.

    Come meet your local police officers and get information on how to start a neighborhood watch on your block, emergency preparedness and important safety tips!

     

    At 8:15pm, enjoy a movie on a 12 ft. silver screen provided by Universal Pictures. We will show the original 1993 production ofJurassic Park (run time is 2 hours​). Refreshments will be provided. 

     

    We hope to see you there for an evening filled with
    Jurassic Park thrills!  

    Come meet your local police officers and get information on how to start a neighborhood watch on your block, emergency preparedness and important safety tips!

     

    At 8:15pm, enjoy a movie on a 12 ft. silver screen provided by Universal Pictures. We will show the original 1993 production ofJurassic Park (run time is 2 hours​). Refreshments will be provided. 

     

    We hope to see you there for an evening filled with
    Jurassic Park thrills!  

     

    NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

    &
    MOVIE IN THE PARK

     

     

    Tuesday, August 5th @ 7:00pm 

     

    Valley Glen Community Park

    (Center of Park – Enter via Erwin St., Atoll Ave., & Ethel Ave.)