Advisory Board position: South Brentwood Residents Association now accepting applications for 2021 – 2022

South Brentwood Residents Association. (SBRA) is now accepting applications for new Advisory Board members for the 2021-2022 year.
 
If you are interested in applying for an Advisory Board position, please fill out an application and we will get back to you to schedule an interview.
 
Applications are due by May 26, 2021.
 
South Brentwood’s borders are San Vicente to the north, Wilshire to the south, Federal to the east and Centinela to the west. Residents – renters and owners – of multifamily homes – apartments and condos – who live anywhere in Brentwood are eligible for membership and board positions.
 
We know there is a lot of talent in South Brentwood….please consider joining us!

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Ron Galperin, L.A. Controller: Who's Getting Vaccinated in L.A.? 💉 4.8.21

Mapping Vaccine Equity


Today, L.A. Controller Ron Galperin unveiled a new COVID-19 dashboard that maps and tracks vaccinations throughout L.A. County, including neighborhood counts of vaccines distributed by age, race and gender. Building on his initial dashboard released in May 2020 as part of the comprehensive COVID-19 Resource Hub, Controller Galperin’s dashboard now includes virus case and death rates by city and neighborhood, and keeps an updated tally of the top 10 communities with the highest number of cases over the last 14 days.

The updated dashboard is the only tool at the City of Los Angeles of its kind, with data gathered from the L.A. County Department of Public Health and updated regularly. Users can navigate the data, which is fully interactive with the maps, or search by address to find vaccination rates, along with cases and deaths by community.

“We are at a critical moment in our fight against COVID-19 countywide,” said Controller Galperin. “Getting our most vulnerable and impacted communities vaccinated as quickly as possible must be our top priority to ensure equity and keep new cases and deaths as low as possible. This dashboard can help communities better understand whether the vaccine is getting out to neighborhoods hardest hit by the virus and identify infection hot spots. From what we’ve seen so far, it’s clear that people of color in economically disadvantaged communities who have borne the brunt of the pandemic need greater access to the vaccine.” 
Explore the dashboard
Giving Los Angeles a Shot

The City is on track to provide more than 106,000 vaccine doses to Angelenos across its permanent and mobile vaccination sites this week, including its newest site at Los Angeles Southwest College. Vaccine eligibility has also been expanded to include all individuals 50 years of age and older. Anyone who meets current eligibility criteria can schedule an appointment at carbonhealth.com/covid-19-vaccines/los-angeles.

All City-run sites will be open through Saturday from 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. this week. Dodger Stadium’s vaccination hours have been slightly changed, including temporary closure on Friday, Apr. 9, due to the start of the MLB season.

“We are seeing more and more of our neighbors, loved ones and friends get vaccinated, as eligibility expands and vaccine supply to the City of L.A. grows,” said Controller Galperin. “Doing our part to get vaccinated when it’s our turn brings us one step closer to ending this pandemic.”
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Setting Youth Up for Success

City leaders recently announced that Los Angeles would set aside $1.1 million in its budget to create a new Youth Development Department. In 2019, Controller Galperin released a report urging the City to take concrete steps to make L.A. a better place for its youth, recommending a department dedicated to supporting young people and their families. Youth activists had long pushed for the City to dedicate funding and resources to a centralized entity that would provide oversight for youth services and programs.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and other social and economic challenges have drastically impacted the lives of the youth in our City,” said Controller Galperin. “I am thankful that our City officials have recognized the need to dedicate resources to create a youth-focused department that will allow young Angelenos to thrive and mature into successful adults.”
 More about the Youth Department
Honoring Women Leaders

To celebrate Women’s History Month and commemorate the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles, Controller Galperin hosted the third discussion in his “Conversations with the Controller” series featuring local leaders serving on the front lines of the crisis. The hour-long virtual event allowed panelists to discuss critical topics, including health equity, housing and homelessness, the economic repercussions of COVID-19 on women and low-wage workers and how to create a better Los Angeles as recovery begins.

“It was my distinct honor and privilege to host an important discussion with three extraordinary women leaders, and to learn about the work they’re doing to help women and families succeed and thrive in Los Angeles,” said Controller Galperin. “Women have faced some of the greatest challenges during this crisis. While we look toward recovery now, we can’t just go back to ‘normal.’ We certainly must prioritize addressing issues of inequity.”
 Watch the conversation
Standing with the AAPI Community

Controller Galperin joined local faith and community leaders, and thousands of Angelenos, to rally against anti-Asian violence and hate, following a growing number of crimes victimizing members of the AAPI community. The events were organized by a coalition of AAPI and faith groups in L.A., including FACE and the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles. 

“It was so meaningful to come together to promote tolerance and denounce these abominable attacks on our sisters and brothers in the AAPI community,” said Controller Galperin. “I stand in full solidarity with the community and condemn anti-Asian discrimination and all forms of bigotry. There is no room for intolerance here in Los Angeles or anywhere in our country.”
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Mayor Eric Garcetti: State of the City 2021

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Join me live Monday, April 19, 2021 at 5:15 p.m. for the virtual 2021 State of the City. 

You can watch the live broadcast on Channel 35 and @MayorofLA on Twitter and Facebook

Hope you can join me then. 

Eric Garcetti
Your Mayor
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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti VaxFacts – March 31, 2021

Your update on our historic effort to get all Angelenos vaccinated against COVID-19 and end the pandemic.

Good news: Beginning tomorrow, every Californian 50 years and older will be eligible to get a vaccine –– bringing our state, our city, and our communities a step closer to ending this pandemic. If you’re eligible for a vaccine, you can book your appointment.

This milestone comes as many regions in the United States contend with a new surge of coronavirus infections –– largely driven by the more transmissible B.1.1.7. variant of the coronavirus. While Los Angeles’ case numbers and hospitalization rates remain low, experience has shown us that when cases rise in other parts of the country, they can rise here as well.

This time can be different. We now have an advantage we didn’t have when infections skyrocketed around Thanksgiving: almost 50 percent of L.A. County residents have received at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

All three vaccines we’re using in L.A. work very well against this variant. All of them protect our city, our loved ones, and ourselves. And all of us must play a role in making sure the 5 million eligible people in our County who haven’t yet been vaccinated receive their shot as soon as possible.
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Here are the facts you need to know:
ELIGIBLE TOMORROW: 
Beginning tomorrow, vaccinations are open to all California residents 50 years or older.
ALSO ELIGIBLE:
Residents between 16 and 64 years old who have certain disabilities or severe underlying medical conditions are also eligible. L.A. County has opened vaccinations to janitorial and custodial workers and public transit workers and dedicated public works employees who are responding to emergencies. 
Vaccinations remain open for those who were already eligible: teachers and workers in education and childcare, restaurant workers, food and agriculture, and emergency services on the eligibility list, residents 65 and older, healthcare workers, certain essential frontline workers, and residents and staff of skilled nursing facilities.
‘MOVE’ VACCINE EQUITY PROGRAM: Our MOVE initiative is deploying mobile vaccination clinics to the most vulnerable parts of Los Angeles. We’ve partnered with trusted community organizations to administer over 48,564 shots –– about 90 percent of which have gone to people of color. 
EXPRESS LANE: An express lane at Dodger Stadium is serving customers of Access Services, the agency that provides transportation to Angelenos with disabilities. Access riders can book their appointment (pending availability) as well as a round-trip ride to Dodger Stadium by calling (626) 532-1616.BY THE NUMBERS: The City of Los Angeles has administered 770,539 vaccine doses at our City-run vaccination sites and mobile clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and fire stations. Since last Monday, our centers have provided 86,201 life-saving vaccinations.
VACCINATION SITES: 
More than 540 locations are currently vaccinating people in L.A. County. As more doses become available in the coming months, more sites and providers will administer shots. When your turn arrives, you can make an appointment and bring your ID to the site. If you are 65 or older, have a disability, or do not have access to the internet and need assistance making your vaccination appointment, you can contact the County’s Call Center –– open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. –– at (833) 540-0473. You can also talk with your doctor about getting vaccinated.NOTIFY LA: The City will occasionally send targeted text updates about new appointment availability to communities with high cases of COVID-19. To receive text updates, sign up for Notify LA

STAY INFORMED: 
It can be challenging to keep up with ever-changing vaccine news. Get key information by signing up for email updates from the L.A. County Department of Public Health or getting automatically notified when you become eligible for the vaccine. Tell your friends and family to sign up for this VaxFacts newsletter or follow us at @MayorOfLA on Twitter. You can check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more. 

Last week, Arsenio Hall, Danny Trejo, and Magic Johnson got vaccinated at the University of Southern California (USC).
Stay healthy and be safe.

Eric Garcetti
Your Mayor
P.S. As the COVID-19 crisis continues, so does the City’s sweeping response. To learn more about how we are protecting Angelenos –– through testing, economic relief, and other measures –– visit our website.

South Brentwood Residents Association 45th Annual General Meeting: SAVE THE DATE

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“Kuehl Happenings,” Sheila Kuehl’s weekly email newsletter: L.A. County Supervisory District 3 – 3.6.21

Saturday March 6, 2021
March is Women’s History Month, (why aren’t they all women’s history months?), a time to celebrate all the fantastic women who came before us and earned a significant place in our history and to elevate the voices of tomorrow’s sheroes as they build a brighter future for women and girls everywhere.
 
Last year, the LA County Women & Girls Initiative put together this fascinating timeline, celebrating Women’s History in LA County and featuring 100 Women leaders from 1785 to the present day. The list is a round-up of the influential and visionary women who contributed to LA County’s rich history, a mix of civil rights icons, Hollywood heavy-hitters, politicians, labor organizers, anti-status-quo agitators, artists, aviators, athletes, attorneys, and a whole lot of female-firsts. 
 
ReadA History of LA Women
 
In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected women, who make up the majority of essential workers as well as other women who have had to step out of the workforce in record numbers due to unequal caregiving responsibilities. While it’s always important to celebrate the extraordinary progress we have made, we must also acknowledge the vast amount of work left to do and commit to supporting policies that recognize women and girls’ needs and achievements.8.6.0   COVID-19 CASES FALLING Spring is a time of renewal and promise. Nature enters a new phase, bringing visceral reminders of resiliency and new beginnings all around. I’m optimistic that, after a dark and deadly fall and winter, we are finally entering a phase in this long pandemic that will mirror the hope we have come to feel in spring. 
 
The development of COVID-19 vaccines was a marvel of science and modern medicine, and early signs of their efficacy and real impact are emerging. Cases and deaths among healthcare workers have now reached the lowest levels since the beginning of the pandemic. Healthcare workers and their families have endured tremendous stress and sacrifice as this public health crisis unfolded, so I hope this brings them some peace of mind. They have certainly earned some respite. 
 
Overall, cases are on the decline, which is very welcome news. But to anyone who has lost a beloved friend or family member to this horrible virus, please know we are deeply sorry for your loss. Our top priority is to efficiently and equitably distribute vaccines to prevent such tragedies from continuing to occur. 
 
The County’s network of vaccination sites has built capacity. We are just waiting for the supply to catch up to our capabilities, which is looking more and more possible with the recent Emergency Use Authorization of a third vaccine. Recently, vaccine eligibility has opened to individuals in the education and childcare, emergency services, and food/agriculture sectors. 
 
For information about vaccine appointments in LA County and when your turn is coming up, to sign up for a vaccination newsletter, and much more, visit www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish).8.5.7   EAST SFV LIGHT RAIL PROJECT Metro announced this week that the Federal Transit Administration has officially certified the San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit project as satisfying all federal guidelines for environmental analysis! The FTA’s decision opens up federal funding opportunities for the 9.2-mile project, which will service busy commercial corridors and densely populated residential areas in the Valley.
 
The East San Fernando Light Rail project will bring more connections to key destinations and increased opportunities for riders to connect to the San Fernando Valley’s growing transit network. The alignment will include 14 at-grade stations with an end-to-end travel time of 31 minutes and daily boardings anticipated to exceed 30,000 by the year 2040. Once opened, this project will extend north from the Van Nuys Metro G Line (Orange) station to the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station, a total of 9.2 miles.
 
The East San Fernando Light Rail project will be the first light rail in the Valley since the demise of LA’s streetcar system in the early 1950s, ushering in a new era of reliable transportation, decreased congestion, and better air quality. 8.5.7   HOPE’S LATINA HISTORY DAY CONFERENCE Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) is hosting their 30th Annual Latina History Day Virtual Conference from March 10-13. 
 
Embedded in National Women’s History Month, Latina History Day was established by HOPE on the second Friday in March to recognize and celebrate the vital role of Latinas in the United States. For 30 years, this conference has allowed Los Angeles area Latinas to network, celebrate their shared heritage, and refocus on their personal and professional growth for the next year. The upside of going virtual means the conference is now open to Latinas across the US. This year, the event will feature amazing Latina keynote speakers, including poet Denice Frohman, entrepreneur Beatriz Acevedo, journalist Alicia Menendez, and author/digital director Arianna Davis. 
 
You can learn more and register here!8.6.0   FOOD EVENT IN WEHO TODAY! TODAY! My office has partnered with LA Regional Food Bank and the City of West Hollywood for a Drive-Thru Food Giveaway for residents and community members in need.

LA  County is committed to make sure no one falls through the cracks and experiences hardship due to food insecurity. Drive-thru food giveaways are just part of a multi-pronged, cross-sector strategy to reach out and get help to the most vulnerable residents, and make sure they have access to regular, nutritious meals. You can learn how to find help, or get involved, at covid19.lacounty.gov/food.

To register for the event today, please visit www.weho.org/recreation.8.6.0   SPRING CLASSES AT LA COUNTY PARKS! Look, it’s been a long and stressful year. Who at this point couldn’t use a creative outlet, and an excuse to get out of the house and into the sunshine? The LA County Department of Parks and Recreation has you covered, with spring performing arts classes starting this week, including:
 
🎶 Music (violin, guitar, drums, and more!)
🎭 Acting/Improv
🩰 Dance (Ballet, Hip-hop, and combo classes available)
🎤 Voice (group and private lessons)
 
Classes are open for youth, adults, and entire families. All classes will follow strict social distancing and public health guidelines, but for anyone still not comfortable with in-person instruction, virtual options are available. Click here for more!8.6.0  Have a happy and safe weekend!


 
Psst…. Team Kuehl mascot Pinky has a message for you!

While Pinky here already has a wonderful home with Team Kuehl Alum Rourke Stacy-Padilla (I know, try to contain your disappointment…) she DOES want you to know that there are hundreds of sweet, silly, loving, loyal, and available animals at LA County Animal Care Centers. In addition to model dogs like Pinky, they have cats, turtles, goats, horses, hamsters, and so much more!

To find your new best friend, click here!

Dr. Deborah Wallen, DVM joins South Brentwood’s Stewart Veterinary Group

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Dr. Wallen, DVM, is pleased to announce her affiliation with

The Stewart Veterinary Group

12241 Wilshire Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90025  

(310) 207-0651

The Stewart Veterinary Group

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South Brentwood: For Owners & Renters Alike - WestsideTODAY.com Feature

South Brentwood is considered by many as the most uniquely urban community of Brentwood. Read the feature story!

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