Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council
2019 SVANC Board of Directors with City Councilmembers Nury Martinez (5th from Left) and Paul Krekorian (in suit)
Help make Sun Valley a better place to
work, live, drive, and thrive!
All are welcome to attend our meetings.
Our Regular meeting is held on the SECOND TUESDAY of EVERY MONTH, 6:30-8:30 PM.
Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center
10631 Vinedale Street (MAP)
(north of Glenoaks Bl., near Sunland Bl.)
Sun Valley, CA 91352
(plentiful parking available in front)
(Mail not accepted at this address)
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OPEN BOARD SEATS AVAILABLE!
Apply by September 26, 2019
Represent your Sun Valley community! The SVANC has open board seats that need to be filled by board appointment:
- (3) seat(s) available for At Large Stakeholder (2 terms end 2021 and 1 terms end 2023)
- (2) seat(s) available for Senior Representative Stakeholder (age 55+, 1 year appointment, term ends approximately April 2020)
- (2) seat(s) available for Youth Representative Stakeholder (age 14-21, 1 year appointment, term ends approximately April 2020)
Click Election/Voting/Open Seats on the left menu for seat descriptions, qualifications, and forms. Approved applications will be voted on by the SVANC board at the monthly meeting following the application date. Thank you for your interest!
CONGRATULATIONS NEW CERT MEMBERS!
On October 10th the first LAFD CERT class given entirely in Spanish, graduated which was backed and encouraged by SVANC! We are so proud of the graduates as this is such an important step in getting our Spanish speaking communities prepared for many of the emergencies that can affect our community.
SVANC Vice-President, Martha Fierro with CERT instructor Firefighter Mayorga.
SVANC Treasurer, Cindy Sower accepting on behalf of SVANC, the Certificate of Appreciation from Mayor's rep., Caroline Menjivar
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti congratulating the new graduates of the first LAFD CERT class to be given in Spanish.
Emergency Apps & Websites you need!
There are now several Emergency Apps that you can subscribe to for FREE to be notified of various emergency conditions.
Local Emergency Notification - The City of Los Angeles strongly recommends subscribing to the following systems:
In a disaster, there are never too many ways to receive a possibly life-saving alert. That’s why the City of Los Angeles will use multiple ways to reach you if there is a threat to your life or property. The best way to ensure you receive alerts is NotifyLA.
NotifyLA Create an account to receive urgent notifications about local emergencies by phone, email, and/or text message. Subscribe to alerts for your neighborhood, schools, businesses, media, and other interest areas.
Log in to manage your settings Learn more about NotifyLA
Nixle Text your zip code to 888777 to opt-in or sign up online to receive email, text or voice messages with alerts and advisories from local law enforcement. This will sign you up to receive alerts from all agencies using Nixle in your zip code. Sign in to modify your location or settings. List of local agencies using Nixle.
ShakeAlert ® - An Earthquake Early Warning System using the MyShake app - Available on Apple App Store or Google Play.Earthquake Early Warning now available publicly in California. Have earthquake information at your fingertips, see damage reports shared by citizen scientists like you, help build a global seismic network.
Notifications of emergency response events near you.
Citizen: Citizen is a safety network and mobile application designed to open the 911 and emergency response systems of cities, providing crime and safety alerts, real-time incident updates, and live user-generated video streams. Available on Apple App Store or Google Play.
PulsePoint: In addition to nearby "CPR-needed" notifications, users can choose to be notified of significant events that may impact their family. These informational notifications provide an early and automatic heads-up to local threats such as wildland fires, flooding and utility emergencies. Apple App Store or Google Play.
Social Media Apps & Web Pages
Nextdoor is a free private social network for your neighborhood community. Most areas are now already divided up into "neighborhoods" where you can post questions, concerns or observations regarding your community. You can view it on your computer or download it as an app for your smart phone.
Facebook: there are many groups within Facebook that are concerned with Emergency Preparedness and social issues for your community. You usually need to request to join. Also, please be respectful in what you post. Observe the types of posts that are helpful for that group. Just a few are:
- SVANC: https://www.facebook.com/SunValleyAreaNC/
- Sun Valley Independent: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sun.Valley.Independent/
- LAFD CERT Valley Bureau: https://www.facebook.com/groups/414383805403933/ Extremely helpful in learning the status of fires and some other emergencies mostly concerning the Valley, but also around LA.
The information on Assembly Bill 516, has been moved to HERE
UPDATED - Please notice new dates in November!
ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE AROUND POLY HIGH SCHOOL - click flyer to enlarge/download
Sun Valley Library Calendar & Events
Just click on the flyer image to view/download the calendar or event flyer.
LAPD/COMMUNITY COFFEE TIME/OFFICE HOURS
DENNY'S SUN VALLEY
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2020
and MOST FIRST TUESDAYS of the MONTH
THERE WILL BE NO DECEMBER COFFEE TIME!
Come to Denny's on Vineland Blvd. near Strathern in Sun Valley on the first Tuesday of most months, from approximately 8AM-9AM. Meet your local Foothill Division Senior Lead Officers along with other local representatives. Everyone is welcome to stop by and address any questions or concerns in an informal environment.
[8022 Vineland Ave. (north of Strathern) - CLICK FOR MAP]
Sign-Up for Email Reminders (they are sent out once a month)
View notes and photos of our activities for our Sun Valley community! Click HERE to find us on Facebook
WE ARE ALSO ON TWITTER!
AND ON INSTAGRAM!
About Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils
Neighborhood Councils were created through the 1999 Los Angeles City Charter reform package (Article IX) to promote citizen participation in government, better connect residents with their city government, and to make government more responsive to local needs. Neighborhood councils are direct links to our City Council and City governmental departments.
Neighborhood Councils are composed of volunteers from your community, elected by you, our stakeholders: those who live, work, own property or a business in Sun Valley. The Board consists of community stakeholders, just like you, who regularly meet to discuss and prepare presentations and address issues of needs and concerns of the local community and those affecting all of Los Angeles.
Neighborhood Councils work as a locally accessible arm of the City, working together to influence decisions and accomplish common goals for the City and within our local neighborhoods ... where we live, work, play, shop, study, and raise our families.
Additionally, Neighborhood Councils including the SVANC have Committees dedicated to specific concerns of the community and city, such as Beautification, Community Outreach, Planning & Land Use, Emergency Preparedness, etc. Anyone can attend these meetings.
We need and encourage your participation -- whatever time and talent you can volunteer. Join your fellow neighbors at our next meeting. All meetings of the SVANC are open to stakeholders and interested parties.
We are your community. Be part of your neighborhood council and help to change and empower our community. All for One - and One for All!