A view from the San Fernando Valley: Alex Trebek’s family watches as a sign is unveiled during a press conference in front of the legendary Northridge Skateland that is to be converted into the Trebek Center, a bridge shelter for the homeless who are after one of. named is his most important benefactor “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek. The center on Parthenia Street is operated by Hope of the Valley, a non-profit organization that aims to prevent, reduce and eradicate poverty, hunger and homelessness. The 23,000-square-foot center will be the first adult intermediate accommodation in Council District 12 to undergo a $ 6 million renovation to convert it from an ice rink to a 107-bed facility. (Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer)
Community meetings bring people together to exchange ideas and unforgettable shared experiences. Here is a selection of meetings in the San Fernando Valley.
Wings over Wendys: Veterans of all services and ages and their supporters meet every Monday of the month from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. Guest speakers scheduled for meetings. The group is currently also offering the meetings on Zoom. Location, 7401 Shoup Ave., West Hills. Contact Ed Reynolds for the Zoom link, ID and password, and other information. 818-884-4013.
North Hills East Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 12. Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3nauizC. By phone, 669-900-6833, use the ID: 83160320531 and press #. by phone. Voicemail, 818-672-6674. nordhillseast.org
Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is planned for 6:30 p.m. July 12. Attend the Zoom meeting: us02web.zoom.us and use the ID: 85140543942. Call 669-900-6833 and use the ID, then press #. shemanoaksnc.org
Northridge West Neighborhood Council: A board meeting at which new board members will be sworn in is planned for 6.15 p.m. July 13th. Join the Zoom session here: bit.ly/352cWOw. By phone at 669-900-9128 and using the ID: 94115763566 and #. Email: [email protected] Facebook updates: www.facebook.com/NorthridgeWest. nordridgewest.org
Mystery Book Club with West Valley Regional Branch Library: Discuss “The Mysterious Affairs at Styles” and “The Body in the Library” by Agatha Christie, 10:30 am July 14th. Request the link to the Zoom meeting at [email protected] Enter “Mystery Book Club” in the subject line. The regional branch library is located in Reseda. bit.ly/3fwaxBz
Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council: A board meeting at 6.15 p.m. July 14th. Join the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3uN9Ho1. By phone at 888-475-4499 and using the ID: 94783511596 and #. prnc.org
Book club with branch library Pacoima: Review “A Farewell to Arms” by Ernest Hemingway at 6:30 pm. July 14th. Request the link to the Zoom meeting at [email protected] Enter “Book Club” in the subject line. www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/book-club-1
North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council: A board meeting at 6:30 p.m. July 14th. Attend the Zoom meeting here: zoom.us and use the ID: 84997440652. By phone, 669-900-6833, use the ID, then press #. 818-446-6469. Email: [email protected] nohowest.org
Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is planned for 6:30 p.m. July 14th. Check the agenda on the website closer to the date to attend the Zoom meeting or by phone. Voicemail, 818-639-9444. whocouncil.org
NoHo neighborhood council: A board meeting is scheduled for July 14th. Check the agenda on the website for closer to the date for the time and how to attend the meeting. Email: [email protected] www.nohonc.org/index.php
North Hollywood Northeast Neighborhood Council: A board meeting is scheduled for July 14th at 7:00 p.m. For more information on the meeting dates, see the agenda on the website. Email: [email protected] www.nhnenc.org
Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council: A board meeting at 7:00 p.m. July 14th. Join the Zoom session here: zoom.us/j/91892785703. Call 888-475-92785703 with ID: 91892785703 and press #. Voicemail, 818-951-7411. www.stnc.org
Burbank African Violet Society: Andrea Worrell gives a video presentation “Growing the Little Ones”, advice on growing miniature and semi-miniature primeval violets, 10 am, July 15th. Little White Chapel Christian Church, Meeting House, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank. 661-940-3990. burbankafricanviolets.weebly.com
Children’s office – online guidance for parents: Learn how you can help children in the care system by becoming auxiliary parents or adoptive parents with a talk by a team member from the Children’s Office and a foster parent, 4-5pm. 15th of July. Request the link for the Zoom Live Meeting for July 15, or an online presentation to learn at your own pace by emailing [email protected] 800-730-3933. Find out more about the non-profit organization founded in 1904 here: all4kids.org
Los Angeles City Council Redistribution Commission – District 3 Ward Public Hearing: Residents of the West Valley San Fernando Valley are invited to join the redistribution process, which includes redrawing city council cards that can affect your neighborhood and also affect the choice of city councilor to represent you at City Hall. Pre-register for the meeting on July 15 at 6 p.m. on Zoom: bit.ly/3qXHhr7. 213-263-5765. Details on redistribution here: http://redistricting2021.lacity.org/LACCRC/
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants Courses: “Native Plant Maintenance Basics, A Walk, and a Chat,” with Erik Blank, 8:30 am to 9:30 am, July 16 ($ 15; bit.ly/3e1oeqr). California Native Container Plants, with Flora Ito, 8:30 am-9:45pm July 21 ($ 25; bit.ly/3yA5Gpd). These courses take place outdoors in the demonstration gardens; must wear closed shoes and long pants and be ready to walk on steep and uneven surfaces for up to an hour; Bring water and a sun hat. Register for courses in advance. The foundation’s day-care center is open Tuesday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with an appointment reservation (see website). 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. 818-768-1802. theodorepayne.org
Caltran’s personal recruitment event: Assembly member Luz Rivas sponsors the event, 10 am-2pm July 20th. Los Angeles Mission College, 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar. 562-692-0823. For information about the event, send an email to: [email protected] District Office of the Deputy Rivas, 818-504-3911.
Book Club with the Granada Hills Branch Library: Discuss “My own words” by Ruth Bader Ginsburg at 1.30pm on July 21st. Request the Zoom meeting link at [email protected] Enter “Book Club” in the subject line. bit.ly/3chQ3al
Congressman Brad Sherman Telephone Town Hall: Sherman discusses post-COVID-19 pandemic economic recovery and other national issues, July 19, 7 p.m. Make a reservation and ask a question: bradsherman.house.gov/cvrsvp. Join the call here: 877-229-8493 and use the PIN code: 13402. sherman.house.gov
Cover to Cover Book Club with the Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library: Review “The Friend” by Sigrid Nunez at 6pm July 22nd. Request the link to the Zoom meeting at [email protected] Put “Cover to Cover Book Club” in the subject line. The regional branch library is located in North Hills. bit.ly/2XeXARC
NoHo Book Club with North Hollywood Regional Branch Library: Discussion on “Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York” by Francis Spufford, 10 am July 23rd. Email a request for the Zoom link at least two days in advance to [email protected] bit.ly/3mC5rVc
Granada Hills Women’s Club: It’s Bunco Time, a bunco party with lunch, 1:00 pm, July 25th. Doors open at 12.30 p.m. Prepaid reservations required, $ 25 (check in this amount payable to Granada Hills Woman’s Club; mailing address: Granada Hills Woman’s Club, 10666 White Oak Ave., Granada Hills, CA 91344). Yolanda, 818-363-9844.
Blood Donation Ambassador for the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region requires: “Ambassadors” of the blood donation drive greet and check in the donors, distribute preliminary donations, ensure that the donor receives a biscuit and a drink after the blood donation and keeps the reception area clean and full. For more information on the duties and requirements, you must be at least 16 years old, for example, here: rdcrss.org/2SJYHuvH
American Red Cross Los Angeles Region: The organization calls for blood donations, especially blood donations, and gives out platelets. Find a donation page here and make an appointment: www.redcrossblood.org. Or call at 800-733-2767.
Bright Pink is brighter because of YOU: The national non-profit, focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer, announced a storytelling and fundraising campaign to honor women who have inspired others to make proactive health commitments. Participants will be asked to write a short story and video about an awardee and make a donation of any amount to Bright Pink. The submissions will be shown on the group’s “Bright HER” gallery wall. The campaign runs until August. Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BrightPink. More information about how the campaign works and how to donate: brightpink.org/HER
Send information at least two weeks in advance to Holly Andres at [email protected] 818-713-3708.