Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Mission Canyon Park Project: Tues. Oct. 9, 2018 7 PM Skirball Cultural Center

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Skirball Cultural Center
Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Mission Canyon Park Project
The Mountain Recreation & Conservation Authority (MRCA) is holding a PUBLIC HEARING regarding the proposed Mission Canyon Park.
The hearing is Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Skirball Cultural Center.
All public comment is due on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
For more information and link to the MND, please visit

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Tired of speeding on your street? SPEED HUMP APPLICATIONS Open September 12

From the Office of Mike Bonin, LA City Councilmember CD 11
I want to send a friendly reminder that the application window for Speed Humps is reopening on September 12th at 8 am. This process is available for residents to submit requests only twice a year. The next window will be in Spring 2019.

This 3-step process includes a review of roadway eligibility, collection of speed and volume data, and finally a neighborhood survey to see if your neighbors support installation of humps, if they are found to be needed.

Because this program is in high demand, please be aware that the system is only able to accept 30 proposals per council district. Once those slots are filled, the system will not accept more requests. For this reason we strongly encourage you to submit your requests as close to 8 am as you can.

Feel free to peruse the website prior to and in preparation for the submittal , but also if your street is eligible.
Here is what you need to know about speed humps.
Here are the evaluation guidelines for speed humps.
Alek Bartrosouf
Mobility Deputy
Councilmember Mike Bonin
City of Los Angeles
213-473-2382 |

Join Barrington Recreation Center Advisory Board – $1 million upgrade planned

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Barrington Park is long overdue for upgrades and is seeking community input on spending $1m in upgrades. The Park is seeking representatives to do 1 of 2 things:

A. Serve as the Barrington Park Rep for your HOA or multifamily building or as a resident of Brentwood by attending Barrington Park Advisory Board meetings 1x per quarter at the Barrington Rec Center. The meetings are usually held in the evening on a weeknight.

B. Submit an application to be a Barrington Park Advisory Board voting member; this involves a short application process which includes fingerprinting.

Please reach out to one of the following members of the Brentwood Community Council if you would like to participate: Michelle Bisnoff (; Matt Kohler (; Alisa Morgenthaler (; or Carolyn Jordan ( Thanks.

CLICK to learn more about the current Barrington Recreation Center

4th Annual Veteran “Stand Down”: Coming October 26, 2018 – VOLUNTEERS & GOODS NEEDED

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Our most immediate need is financial support and nonperishable pop top foods: DONATE Here

The 4th Annual Veteran’s Stand Down is October 26, 2018 at the VAGLAHS in West L.A. This one day fair offers a wide variety of services for homeless Veterans – see information below!

We need Volunteers and Donations from the community. Say thank you to our most vulnerable Veterans, our homeless and struggling Veterans, with your donation. Take the hand of a homeless Veteran by volunteering at the Stand Down.

Each volunteer assignment is two hours in length. Serve food, volunteer at registration or information desks, help to style women Veterans in the AmVet clothing tent. Discover the fulfillment of extending a helping hand to our soldiers as they struggle to find housing and overcome hardship.

The Stand Down is Friday, October 26th, 2018 at the Welcome Center, Building 257, at the VAGLAHS campus in West L.A., 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90073

Veteran Registration is at 7am. Showers available at 7am. Services begin at 8am.

Services include:

Classic Car Display
Community Resources
Counseling Services
Dental Services
DMV ID Cards
Education Services
Employment Services
Family Assistance
Flu Shots
Hair Cuts/Grooming
Hot Meals
Hot Showers
Housing Assistance
Hygiene Items
Legal Assistance
Metro – TAP Cards
Medical Services
Pet Services – Spay/Neuter
Rapid HIV Testing
Substance Abuse Counseling
VA Claims Assistance
Women’s Services…and much more!
Pre-registration for Veterans – FAX 310-268-4765
Vendors email:

Donate Shelf Stable Groceries and Dollars…
Village for Vets has partnered with the Westside Food Bank to provide up to 20 bags of dinner and breakfast snacks on a daily basis to Homeless Veterans safely parking overnight at the VA’s Safe Parking, L.A. parking lot. The program is moving to a new location and expanding from 10 cars to 20 cars. Your help will allow us to continue to provide this service on a daily basis.

Our program is in need of financial donations and nonperishable sealed snacks, pop top canned protein – tuna, Vienna sausages, chicken, sardines, even Spam. Bottled water and water bottles are needed. Volunteers are needed to assemble the bags and to deliver these bags of food to the VA. The Veterans eagerly await these food bags – for some it is their only food each day.

With more funding we can buy instant hot meals for our recipients. We have one vegan! Four Veterans have been housed since the program began!!!

Our most immediate need is finanacial support and nonperishable pop top foods including canned protein, utensils and napkins, vegetable cups, fruit cups, bottled water and more*.

Contact us to volunteer and/or to provide donated goods at

Click the DONATE button below and help us to continue to serve Homeless Veterans at the VA Campus!

*Note: Hot water is not available for Ramen or other instant food and drinks

United States Post Master speaks at Brentwood Community Council August Meeting

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US Post Office
Joe G. Zapata, USPS Postmaster, Los Angeles District
(323) 586-1201

To sign up for Informed Delivery:

In response to questions about theft by mail carriers, Mr. Zapata said that all carriers begin as non-career and do not receive full benefits. All are background checked.

In response to late deliveries, he said that the goal is to deliver all mail by 5 pm. They have reduced late delivery considerably.

Regarding mail theft, there is a separate contact number.

How to Contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service:

If you believe you’ve been victimized by a scam involving the U.S. Mail, you can get help by contacting your nearest Postal Inspection Service office in one of three ways:

1. Call 1-877-876-2455 (press option “4” to report suspected mail fraud).
2. Visit to report suspected fraud online.
3. Mail your queries to this address:
CHICAGO IL 60606-6100

WASHINGTON DC 20260-2169

Congressman Ted Lieu’s office has always been very helpful with reported USPS problems. Call 310/651-1040.

S.A.F.E. Centers & Mobile Collection Events

S.A.F.E. Centers & Mobile Collection Events

LASanitation (LASAN) has established programs for Los Angeles City and L.A.County residents to safely dispose of their household hazardous waste (HHW) andelectronic waste (E-waste). These wastes can be dropped off at permanentcollection sites known as S.A.F.E. Centers or mobile collection events locatedthroughout the City of Los Angeles.


Paints and solvents, household batteries*, fluorescent tubes and bulbs,cleaning products, used motor oil and filters, anti-freeze and other automotivefluids, car batteries, pool and garden chemicals, aerosol cans, SHARPS needlesor lancets, unused medicine (except controlled substances), asbestos*, woodwith creosote such as railroad ties*, and more.

Computers, monitors, printers, network, equipment, cables, telephones,televisions, microwaves, video games, cell phones, radios, stereos, VCRs, andelectronic toys.

* batteries: please tape both terminals of the batteries with clear packingtape, electrical tape, or duct tape
* SHARPS: place in the needles, lancets, etc. in the red containers, or clearlymarked puncture-proof containers such as coffee cans or detergentbottles.
* asbestos (friable): must be abated by professionals, wetted, and doublebagged in clearly-labeled plastic bags; must be less than 3 ft. in length
* wood (creosote): must be less than 3 ft. in length

Business/commercial wastes, ammunition, explosives, radioactive materials,medical/biological wastes, tires, marine flares/firecrackers, and bulkyitems such as furniture and large appliances cannot be accepted. Please callour 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489 for assistance in disposing of these items.


S.A.F.E. Center
West Los Angeles
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
This site accepts electronic
waste on Saturdays ONLY

550 Charles E. Young Drive West,
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Residents should stay inside of their vehicles when the waste isoffloaded.

· Waste may be collected with its container.
· All waste collection services are suspended during rainy weather.
· Closed on holidays.

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SBRA Annual Dues Renewal Due: Payment Link Repaired

SBRA’s website link to pay your 2018 member dues was not working so if you tried to send a payment before 3/30, it did not go through. Please try again…it is working now. Sorry for the inconvenience!

It is time to pay your dues for 2018-19. For more information and to pay online go to:

Or mail a check to:
149 S. Barrington Ave. #194, Los Angeles CA 90049-3310

programs for Los Angeles City and L.A. County residents to safely dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) & electronic waste (E-waste)

S.A.F.E. stands for Solvents, Automotives, Flammables, Electronics

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Click here for info about center locations

Click here for info about events