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FREE COVID-19 Antibody Testing in South LA - Tuesday, 10/13-Thursday, 10/15

Posted on 10/13/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

Councilmember Curren Price, in partnership with the GUARDaHEART Foundation, will be offering no cost COVID-19 antibody testing to District 9 neighbors beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 13 through Thursday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at his District Office (4301 S. Central Ave.) A positive result suggests an individual may have COVID-19 antibodies and has developed an immune response to the virus. 

There is still time to register for the no cost COVID-19 antibody test in South LA:

  1. Registration link, click here 
  2. GUARDaHEART Foundation website, click here 
  3. Individuals without access to the Internet or who need assistance in Spanish, can call (866) 299-8998, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., to make an appointment
  4. Walk-ups are welcome on the day of the event, but please be prepared to wait.

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Lunafest Virtual Film Festival - October 18 & 19

Posted on 10/07/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

LUNAFEST is a virtual film festival featuring short films by and about women. Participants will receive a login code to view seven short films between Sunday, October 18, 2020 and Monday, October 19, 2020. All proceeds from this fundraiser will help Boundless Brilliance continue to provide free science supplies and presentations to local elementary schools.
Register HERE.

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CD 9 Senior Appreciation Luncheon: The COVID-19 Edition

Posted on 10/03/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

Councilmember Curren Price will host during the week of Nov. 9, the 20th Annual Senior Appreciation Luncheon treating local neighbors to a free meal and care package which they can enjoy from the comfort of home.

Older adults who live in District 9 and are 65 years and older can call Councilman Price’s District Office at (323) 846-2651 to participate in this celebration. Please see the flyers here and reserve your spot before Oct. 21. 

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Food Giveaway - Saturday, 10/3 from 9-11AM

Posted on 09/15/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

Councilman Curren Price along with Los Angeles Football Club, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, SEE-LA, SoLa I CAN, South LA Forward, Community Build, Voices Neighborhood Council, We Three Care ♥ Plus and Watts Healthcare are hosting a drive-thru food distribution on Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 9:00am - 11:00am at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Parking Lot (4269 S. Figueroa St.). 

Families will receive a box loaded with FREE protein, fruits and vegetables along with other necessities including masks. 

First come, first serve!

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Expo Center Safer at Parks Program

Posted on 09/07/20

Safer at Parks, Alternative Learning Centers in South LA at Expo Park.

The program is free at @EXPOCenterLA and provides breakfast and lunch for the participants, as well as access to high-speed internet. The program runs from 8:00 am - 7:00 pm and includes safe recreational activities once the online learning is completed. The program is for students grades 1 - 8 and will run until the end of December 2020.

Register today as space is limited at www.laparks.com/alternativelearningcenters!

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Slow Streets launching in Voices NC Area!

Posted on 09/05/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

Slow Streets are a new temporary program during the COVID emergency that allow the community access to more open space for recreation activities, while promoting social distancing and protecting us from overcrowding on sidewalks. The Slow Streets program is operated by LADOT with support from the Voices Neighborhood Council.

Slow Streets will start on Saturday, 9/12/20 and streets included are Raymond Ave. between Vernon Ave. and 51st Street and Budlong Ave. between 47th & 48th Streets along both sides of the Vermont Square Branch Library.

 

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Project Peacemakers - Spanish 52-Weeks Child Abusers' Treatment Program

Posted on 08/30/20

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POSTPONED - SPEED HUMP APPLICATIONS OPENS WEDNESDAY, 9/16 AT 8AM SHARP!

Posted on 08/30/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

UPDATE!  At this time, this "Cycle 7" application process has been postponed and will reopen as soon as funding for the program is more certain. In short, this portal to intake requests will NOT be available at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 as previously anticipated.

This is not a decision the Department came to easily, and we understand the timing is difficult. However, we do not want to mislead the public by accepting applications we may not be able to fund construction thereafter.

This postponement does not affect previously approved applications, and we will continue to prioritize outstanding applications as funding becomes available.

LADOT remains committed to ensuring the continued delivery of essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. For latest updates please visit our website at ladot.lacity.org.

 

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Free Internet Wifi Popup - Monday (8/31), Wednesday (9/2), Friday (9//4) - Vermont Square Library

Posted on 08/28/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

Los Angeles Public Library will be offering FREE Internet at Vermont Square Library (1201 W. 48th St.) via a LADOT Wifi Bus.

Dates/Times:
Monday, 8/31 from 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Wednesday, 9/2 from 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Friday, 9/4 from 11:30AM - 1:30PM

Look for the “Go Human” sign & LADOT WiFi Bus.
Volunteers will be able to assist with connecting to the “FREE_LACity_WiFi”.
WiFi ONLY available near the bus.

Please note the Library remains closed and Internet Connection ONLY available outside the building.

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Virtual Renter's Rights Workshop on 8/22 at 10AM

Posted on 08/14/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

Zoom Meeting Online or By Telephone
https://zoom.us/j/93490400986
Dial (669) 900-6833 to Join the Meeting
Then Enter This Webinar ID: 934 9040 0986

Reunión Zoom en línea o por teléfono
https://zoom.us/j/93490400986
Marque (669) 900-6833 para participar en la reunión
Luego maque la contraseña 934 9040 0986 del seminario web.

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District 9 Neighbors Urged to Participate in Public Safety Survey/Se Insta a Vecinos del Distrito 9 a Participar en Encuesta de Seguridad Pública

Posted on 08/05/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

Councilmember Curren Price released a survey seeking input on public safety to help shape the future of policing in Los Angeles. The survey, in collaboration with Council President Nury Martinez and Councilmembers Herb Wesson, Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Bob Blumenfield, is available in English and Spanish through Aug. 21.

Click here to take the survey.

 

El concejal Curren Price activo una encuesta en busca de aportes sobre seguridad pública para ayudar a dar forma al futuro de la policía en Los Ángeles. La encuesta, en colaboración con la Presidente del Concejo Municipal Nury Martínez, y los miembros del Concejo Herb Wesson, Marqueece Harris-Dawson y Bob Blumenfield, está disponible en inglés y español hasta el 21 de agosto.

Haga clic aquí para participar en la encuesta.

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Planning & Land Use and Health & Safety Committee Meeting - Saturday at 1:00PM

Posted on 07/21/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

Voices Neighborhood Council's Joint Planning & Land Use and Health & Safety Committee meeting will be held virtually this Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 1:00PM.

We will have representatives from 3 projects in attendance and look to have an engaging conversation. We hope you can join us.

Zoom Meeting Online or By Telephone
https://zoom.us/j/97207521852
Dial (669) 900-6833
Enter This Webinar ID: 972 0752 1852
 

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Time Sensitive: Emergency Renters Relief Program

Posted on 07/15/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

The application period for the Emergency Renters Relief Program is opened. The Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) will be accepting applications for rental assistance subsidies between Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 17.

Due to the expected high volume of applicants applying, HCIDLA is asking individuals to exercise patience during the process as applications will be accepted 24 hours per day until July 17 at 11:59 p.m. to be included in the random drawing.
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HCIDLA encourages individuals to apply online at https://hcidla.lacity.org. For more information on eligibility, click on the flyer below.
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For tenants that do not speak English or do not have computer access, they may call the hotline at 844-944-1868. The hotline will be available from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day during the application period. The program is open to all renters, regardless of immigration status. 

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Census 101: Making South LA Count Livestream - Thursday, June 25 at 11:00AM

Posted on 06/23/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

In an effort to count every resident of District 9, Councilman Curren Price is partnering with the Mayor’s Office of the Census to host a virtual conversation titled "Census 101: Making South LA Count" THIS Thursday, June 25 at 11 a.m. The livestream will be broadcast on LA Cityview channel 35 and Councilman Price’s Facebook page @CurrenDPriceJr.

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Virtual Town Hall & Special Meeting - This Saturday (6/13) at 10:00AM

Posted on 06/10/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

Voices Neighborhood Council is holding a virtual Town Hall and Special Board Meeting this Saturday, June 13th at 10:00AM to discuss law enforcement reform and accountability.
 

Please click the link below to join the webinar: 
https://zoom.us/j/99339392646
Or Telephone: (669) 900-6833
    Webinar ID: 993 3939 2646

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#blacklivesmatter

Posted on 06/05/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

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Reimagining Expo Square Virtual Open House

Posted on 05/13/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

Join Councilman Curren Price and the LA City Planning Department on Thursday, May 14 at 1 p.m. for a virtual open house, streamed LIVE on Facebook and Channel 35. "Reimagining Expo Square" will provide a bird's eye view of different concepts and allow the public to provide feedback on potential street improvements to the historic Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. 

There are three ways to watch the presentation and be part of the discussion:

See the flyer for more details.

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CD9 COVID Health Forum - Thursday, 5/7 at 2:30PM

Posted on 05/05/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

In an effort to shed light on recently released data, Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. will be hosting an informative livestream titled "What's Race and Ethnicity Got to Do With It?" to take a deep dive into the causes and effects of health inequities in minority communities along with guest speakers from St. John's Well Child & Family Center, Kedren Community Health Center, Keck School of Medicine and LA County Public Health. 

Please watch on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 2:30p.m. on Curren D. Price Jr.'s Facebook page.

Please email your questions in advance to Genevieve.Arce@lacity.org or go live on Facebook on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. to comment.  If you have any questions call Councilmember Curren Price's District Office at 323-846-2651.

 

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Renters Rights and Eviction Protections - Thursday at 10am LIVE

Posted on 04/27/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. will be hosting a livestream on "Renters
Rights and Eviction Protections" during the COVID-19 Crisis on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 10:00am. 
This livestream will address frequently asked questions regarding eviction protections related to COVID-19. 

To view on the computer, go to LACityView.org/Live or on TV tune into
Channel 35. 

Submit your questions in advance by emailing to c09iid.CEN@lacity.org or call the Councilmember's office at 323-846-2651.

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Giving Out Free Groceries to the Community!

Posted on 04/22/20

Last Friday, Voices Neighborhood Council teams up with Curren D. Price, Jr. and
non-profit Community Build, Inc.and others to provide food and essential supplies to hard hit communities in CD9. 

Thank you L.A. This Week for the awesome video.



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Support our Local Restaurants

Posted on 04/18/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

Our local businesses need your help! Many of our great restaurants are functioning under restrictions to keep services available to our neighborhood. THEY NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Voices Neighborhood Council has assembled a list of restaurants open during the COVID-19 crisis.  We will update the list on a regular basis.

Many restaurants may be using the following delivery services: Postmates, GrubHub, Door Dash.

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URGENT - Angeleno Card Program

Posted on 04/14/20

The Angeleno Card is an effort led by Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to provide direct financial assistance to Angelenos facing extreme economic hardship as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Applications for the Angeleno Card will be available only online by visiting hcidla.lacity.orgIndividual applications can only be completed Tuesday April 14 through Thursday April 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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FREE Grab & Go Meals for All Youth 18 years and younger!

Posted on 04/10/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

Every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00am - 12:00pm, meals are given to youth
18 and younger. 

All meals are first come, first seve.  Just bring your own bag. 

Location:  Soledad Enrichment Action
2718 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90011

Safe safe and healthy!!!

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Wear Face Coverings in Public

Posted on 04/05/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

Early data suggests many who are infected with COVID-19 are not symptomatic, which is why Mayor Garcetti is recommending you use cloth face coverings plus physical distancing for essential activities.

Please do not use surgical and N95 masks, which are reserved for first responders and medical workers.

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Schedule a COVID-19 Test

Posted on 04/03/20

At this time, testing is limited in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is working to expand
testing as quickly as possible to provide this service to all Angelenos who need it.

To find out if you are eligible for a test, please visit this
website: https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs

And for all up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit this
website often: https://corona-virus.la/

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COVID 19 Resource Guide

Posted on 03/27/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

From Councilman Curren Price's office in CD9 comes this great resource guide about the Coronavirus pandemic, how it affects you and the city of Los Angeles.

Download the English version here.

Download the Spanich version here.

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Mayor Garcetti's Daily Press Conference

Posted on 03/18/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

Mayor Garcetti will hold daily updates to share the latest news on coronavirus in Los Angeles every day at 5:15pm PST for the duration of the crisis.

Learn how City services are being adjusted or reorganized to accommodate the shifts in the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds. 

Watch live at 5:15 pm PST daily on the Mayor’s Facebook page at https://facebook.com/MayorOfLA, or on cable channel 35

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Gigi Casey’s Passion for Diverse Green Space in South-Central Shines

Posted on 03/14/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

Voices Neighborhood Council's best friend Gigi Casey getting the attention she deserves.

Check out this article: https://blog.treepeople.org/treepeople-news/2020/02/volunteer-of-the-month-gigi-caseys-passion-for-diverse-green-space-in-south-central-shines

Congrats Gigi....we are your biggest fan!


 

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Important Annoucement

Posted on 03/13/20

The Voices Neighborhood Council is closely monitoring the developments surrounding COVID-19.
 
In an effort to reduce the spread of the virus, Federal, State, and City officials have postponed or discouraged large gatherings of people. Therefore, the Voices Neighborhood Council has postponed all of our sponsored events and regularly scheduled meetings through 3/31/2020.
 
We are working together to find creative ways to address the situation within our neighborhood. Please comment below if you have ideas about how we could organize to help our neighbors.
 
You can sign up for NotifyLA to get the City’s latest updates on COVID-19 (http://NotifyLA.org)
 
Let’s take care of ourselves and our most vulnerable neighbors—the elderly and the homeless.
 
Best,
 
Albert Farias and Jaime Rabb
Chair and Vice Chair of Voices Neighborhood Council

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POSTPONED - March Community Clean Up - Saturday, 3/21 from 9:00am to 12:00noon

Posted on 03/10/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

This event has been postponed - will reschedule at a later date.

Join us Saturday, March 21st from 9:00am to 12:00noon for Councilmember
Curren D. Price, Jr.'s March Community Clean Up.

 

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Community Clean Up Day - Saturday, 2/22 at 9:30am - 12:30pm

Posted on 02/07/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

Date:  Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time:  9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: 4712 S. Vermont Ave. (in front of Vermont Square Community Garden - between 47th and 48th St.)

Schedule below:
9:30am - 10:00am - Meet and greet with some light refreshments (coffee/donuts/water) provided by 7Eleven
10:00am - 12:00pm - Clean up Vermont Ave. both sides of street between 53rd and Vernon Ave.
12:00pm - 12:30pm - Meet back at the Vermont Square Community Garden for lunch (catering by Served2Enjoy for 100 participants)
12:30pm - Say goodbye :)

Students service hours given!

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Youth Employment Opportunities from Mayor Garcetti's Summer Night Lights 2020

Posted on 01/20/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

Here is some exciting news for our youth, Summer Night Lights 2020 season will be approaching soon. There will be job opportunities for youth (age 17-24) and adults at 32 different sites across the city, including a few in the South LA area. The jobs posted range from entry level to management/supervisory positions.

Applications are now open and can be accessed at the following link:

https://www.lagryd.org/seasonal-employment-opportunities  

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LADOT Speed Hump Application is Around the Corner - Wednesday, January 29 at 8:00am

Posted on 01/19/20

LADOT Speed Hump Application is Around the Corner!  ACT FAST, they go quick!

The Speed Hump Program opens up a review cycle every 6 months to take petitions for speed humps. The speed hump application window will open Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 8 a.m. PST For more info and to start the process, click on Step 1 and follow the instructions.  Additionally, after you have completed Step 1 and still believe you qualify for Speed Humps, download and complete Step 2 here.  Both parts are needed to start the process. 

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NEED Volunteers for The Homeless Count - Thursday, January 23, 2020

Posted on 01/19/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

We’re looking to friends to help us count our homeless neighbors.

The 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count will take place in South Los Angeles.
Date:  Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 7:00pm
Address: 1718 W Vernon Ave. (near Western Ave.)
Los Angeles, CA 90062

We need 41 more volunteers!!!

Please help us spread the word and make sure you sign up today at https://www.theycountwillyou.org/vermont_square_count_20200123

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77th Street Community Police Station Town Hall Meeting

Posted on 01/10/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

77th Street Community Police Station's Town Hall Meeting 
Date: Wednesday, 1/15/20
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: South Los Angeles Sports Activity Center (SLASAC) Center
7020 S. Figueroa St.

Speakers: LAPD Captain Neal and LAPD Captain Odle
Supervisors of the Gang Unit, Vice Unit, Narcotics Unit and Gang Enforcement Detail will be there to help answer any questions you may have. 

Please help us spread the word!

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7Eleven Grand Opening Celebration - This Friday (1/3/20) at Fig & Gage

Posted on 01/01/20

Voices Neighborhood Council

7Eleven Grand Opening starting at 10:00am on Friday, 1/3/20 - Free Vendor Samples, Giveaways, Raffles and More!  Raffle starts at 4pm and you must be present to win.
Bring the entire family!

Location:  6224 S. Figueroa (northeast corner of Fig & Gage)

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Uncle Johnny's

Posted on 12/22/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

January 3rd, come find Uncle Johnny's Burgers at 1801 East 7th.  It's almost too long to wait!

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PPMI's #GivingTuesday Campaign

Posted on 12/02/19

This Tuesday, Project: Peacemakers Inc. will kick off their #GivingTuesday and #DV/IPVVictims&Survivors campaign.  Project: PeaceMakers Inc. (PPMI) would like to thank you for supporting their continuous efforts to provide services through your donations, which helps make a difference to our community-at-large. Any monetary donation, NO MATTER THE AMOUNT, helps them continue to provide services to domestic violence victims, over 160 families per month.

Please consider donating at https://www.projectpeacemakersinc.org/copy-of-donations.

Thank you!

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Winter Wonderland Event - Saturday, 12/7 from 11am - 2pm

Posted on 11/25/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Time to get your galoshes because the NEW 9th's Annual Winter Wonderland is coming to South Park Recreation Center. The much-anticipated community event, scheduled for Saturday, December 7 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., will be filled with fun for the whole family.

Location:
South Park Recreation Center
345 E 51st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90011

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Census Training in South Los Angeles - 6:00PM

Posted on 11/24/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

The CGA program is an effort from the City of Los Angeles to recruit, train, and deploy volunteers from the community to assist with education and outreach for the 2020 Census.

We are asking CGA to host event to educate your neighbors, family, and friends about the 2020 Census.
Please help us spread the word – there will be free food/refreshments and the first 100 individual CGA (Census Goodwill Ambassadors) will receive a $100 volunteer appreciation gift.

Wednesday, December 4th 
6:00PM 

A Place Called Home
2901 S. Central Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90011

The facility has a free parking lot and street parking is also available.
 

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The World Famous Kobbler King

Posted on 11/23/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

The World Famous Kobbler King in South LA has been serving up desserts such as kobblers, sweet potato pies, banana pudding, bread pudding, lemon icebox pies and monkey bread since 1994.

Their fruit kobblers, sweet potato pies, pumpkin pies, banana pudding are also sold to various grocery stores, retail outlets and festivals around California. Stores have included Albertsons, Jetro/Restaurant Depot and Smart and Final. They even have chicken, seafood, steak and veggie kobblers.

Go and check out their retail store located at 3622 W. Jefferson Blvd. (near Crenshaw Blvd).  They are open Tuesday - Sunday from 11:00am - 6:00pm and closed on Mondays.

For more information: http://thekobblerking.com/
 

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7Eleven Grand Opening Celebration - Friday, 12/6 starting at 10am

Posted on 11/20/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

7Eleven Grand Opening starting at 10:00am - Free Vendor Samples, Giveaways, Raffles and More! Bring the entire family!

Location:  1302 E. Slauson Ave. (corner of Slauson & Hooper)
 

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City Program Brings Financial Relief to Renters

Posted on 11/11/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

The City of LA has established a temporary Emergency Renters Relief Program to help individuals facing rent increases in response to a new state law that prohibits rent gouging but doesn't go into effect until January 2020.

The citywide program, which provides rent subsidies, will be in effect from now until December 31, 2019. In order to be eligible, individuals must reside in a rental property in Los Angeles, the rental unit must be built prior to January 1, 2005 and the household income needs to be below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).

Click through for more details.

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MyLA311 High School Contest - "Don't Trash CD 9"

Posted on 11/02/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

As part of continuous efforts to clean up South Los Angeles, Councilman Curren Price launched “Don’t Trash CD 9” - a local challenge targeting high school students for a chance to win $5,000. The competition pits 12 area schools against one another to see which students report the most illegal dumping, bulky-item pickup, and graffiti removal requests using the MyLA311 mobile phone app from Oct. 28-Dec. 9.

Keep streets clean by utilizing the FREE MyLA311 mobile app, dialing 3-1-1 or via email at 311@lacity.org. More info at myla311.lacity.org

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Community Clean Up Day - Saturday, 10/19 at 8:30am

Posted on 10/18/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Date: Saturday, October 19th
Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
Location: 5320 S. Vermont Ave. (in front of 7Eleven on corner of 54th Street)

Schedule below:
8:30am - 9:00am - Meet and greet with some light refreshments (coffee/donuts/water) provided by 7Eleven
9:00am - 11:00am - Clean up Vermont Ave. both sides of street between 54th and Slauson
11:00am - 11:30am - Meet back at 7Eleven for lunch (catering by Served2Enjoy for 50 participates)
11:30am - Say goodbye :)

Students service hours given!

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Hello Future Event - Thursday, October 24, 2019

Posted on 10/14/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

On October 24th, LA Promise Fund will take over the  LA Convention Center to kick off Hello Future - the largest and brightest STEM experience for young adults of color in the nation. We're inviting young adults from colleges across Los Angeles County to join us in saying Hello to the technologies and ideas (em)powering the future.

What is Hello Future?

  • A FREE, Experience with 2,500+ college students
  • Expo & Career Fair with 100+ Companies
  • 1:1 Mock Interviews, Resume Feedback, Career Advice, and More!
Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Location: LA Convention Center (Kentia Hall)
1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

See flyer for all the details. Questions? - contact Alex Rincon at alexanderr@lapromisefund.org

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Cause a Scene for a Good Cause

Posted on 10/07/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Our friends at Project Peacemakers are hosting a fundraiser at Blaze Pizza, Los Angeles-USC location on Thursday, October 17th, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. 

Bring the entire family out - you can order take-out or dine-in and present the flyer by paper or a photo from your phone when paying for your food.  20% of sales will go directly to Project Peacemakers, a non-profit domestic violence corporation located right here in our community. 

Hope you can help suppot this amazing cause while dining on some delicious pizza!

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The Weekend to End Homelessness

Posted on 09/30/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

"What Home Means To Me" Art Exhibit
Homeless VR Tour with the United Way, and Donation Drive

Date:  Sunday, October 6
Time: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Location: 5413 S Avalon Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 
 

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Community Conversation with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro and Health Net - September 26

Posted on 09/23/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles, in partnership with Health Net, is hosting a series of forums at our Clubhouses for parents to discuss and find resources for challenges that face them and the community.

Date:
Thursday, September 26th
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Location:
Challengers Clubhouse
5029 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90037

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National Day of Remberence for Murdered Victims

Posted on 09/18/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Peace Walk and Resource Fair
Saturday, September 21, 2019
7:30am - start at 77th Community Police Station (7600 S. Broadway)
10:00am - Vermont Square Park (1248 S. 47th Street)

Food, Entertainment, and Resource Booths - FREE for all! 

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Want to join the Mayor's Youth Council?

Posted on 09/13/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Do you know a high school student passionate about your community?  Love to engage in discussions about the future of Los Angeles?  Interested in meeting other young people dedicated to public service?

The Mayor's Youth Council is accepting applications now! 

Application Deadline has been extended to October 1, 2019.

Please visit https://www.lamayor.org/MYC to complete the application and recommendation form. 

 

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4th Annual Latina Conference in the NEW 9th - Mujeres Empowered for Success

Posted on 09/11/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

4th Annual Latina Conference in the NEW 9th - Mujeres Empowered for Success

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 8:00AM - 2:30PM
Location:
EXPO Center - Roy A. Anderson Recreation Center
3980 Bill Robertson Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90037

For more information, or if you're having problems registering online, please call Councilman Curren Price's District Office at (323) 846-2651.
Website: http://mujeresempoweredforsuccess.com

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Lucas Museum Local Job Fair - September 16, 2019

Posted on 08/29/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Local Job Fair for the Lucas Museum
Date: Monday, September 16, 2019
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: USC Galen Center
               3400 S. Figueroa St.
               Los Angeles, CA 90089
Register Here!

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Movies in the Park - Friday, August 30, 2019

Posted on 08/22/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Movies in the Park featuring "Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse"
Date: Friday, August 30, 2019 at 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: Vermont Square Park
1248 W. 47th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037

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Safety in Vermont Square Park

Posted on 08/21/19

On July 9, 2019 the Voices Neighborhood Council (Voices NC) approved a motion (9-0-1) to support and advocate for cameras in the Vermont Square Park in light of the tragic and on-going events occurring in our park. The Voices NC plans to discuss a comprehensive plan to address violence in the park and healing for our community. These discussions will take place in the Planning and Land Use Committee. We encourage all community members and interested stakeholders to join the conversation. Please visit VoicesNC.org for information on the next meeting.
 
We invite you to our next Planning & Land Use Committee meeting being held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM at Vermont Square Library (1201 W. 48th St. LA, CA 90037) where we plan to continue this discussion.

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77th St. Community Police Station CARNIVAL - Sept 20-22

Posted on 08/21/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

77th St. Community Police Station's annual Carnival being held on September 20, 21 and 22 - Games, Rides, Food and Entertainment.

Presale tickets are sold at the police station on Broadway between Florence & 79th. 

Fun times for the entire family!!!

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DASH to CLASS - FREE RIDES ON DASH FOR STUDENTS

Posted on 08/20/19

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5th Annual DaFunction Community Festival

Posted on 08/09/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Date: Saturday, August 10th from 10am - 5pm

Location: Vermont Square Park
1201 W. 48th St. Los Angeles, CA 90037

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South LA Job Fair

Posted on 08/08/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Date - Saturday, August 10, 2019
Time - 10am - 2pm
Location - Outdoor Promenade at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw

Register at tinyurl.com/southlajobfair
 

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Free Computer Training - August 17th & Women Empower Event - September 14th

Posted on 08/08/19

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Thank you CRCD for keeping our streets clean!

Posted on 08/01/19

Lots of trashed dumped around Vermont Ave and Vernon Ave.  Huge thanks to Anthony and the Coalition for Responsible Community Development team for all your dedication and hard work to help keep our streets clean. 

Please continue to utilize the MyLA311 platform to report such instances!

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Community Meeting - Wednesday at 6:30pm

Posted on 07/30/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

A Community meeting to address the recent issues at Vermont Square Park

Date: Wednesday, July 31st at 6:30pm

Location: Bethel A.M.E. Church
7900 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90047.


 

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Headshots and Handshakes - August 24th from 9am - 3pm

Posted on 07/23/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Headshots and Handshakes - Ticket sales open next week!
Are you ready to switch jobs? Are you looking to secure a contract with large enterprises? Join us as HR and business development professionals share best practices and helpful tips on setting yourself apart from the competition.

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location:
University of Southern California - Fertitta Hall
610 Childs Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089

For details and tickets click HERE.
 

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National Night Out - Tuesday, August 6 (5-7pm)

Posted on 07/22/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

What:  National Night Out:  a fun block party filled with food, music, entertainment and games
When:  Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Where:  7600 Broadway Los Angeles, CA

 

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24th Annual Cental Ave. Jazz Festival - 11am - 7pm

Posted on 07/19/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

The 24th Annual Cental Ave. Jazz Festival presented by Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. and New 9th
Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 27th and July 28th
Time: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Location: Central Ave. between King Blvd. and Vernon Ave.

There will be 4 stage pavilions and plenty of food and merchant vendors.  The event is FREE to attend and all are welcome. 

Festival parking is extremely limited and we recommend using Metro or Lyft to travel to the festival.
     Get 25% off your rides to and from the central avenue jazz festival. 
     Enter code LYFTJAZZFEST19 into the 'Promos' section of your app to redeem.

For more information and to check out the lineup of entertainment please visit https://www.centralavejazzfest.com/

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Free English Tutoring

Posted on 07/18/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

FREE Tutoring for Spanish speaking adults that want to learn English - offered by Los Angeles Public Library

Location:
Exposition Park Library
3900 S. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90062

English Conversation Class
Mondays, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Walk-in Tutoring
Mondays, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

English Reading & Conversation (NEWS FOR YOU)
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Literature Comprehension Class
Saturdays, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Free to join, no appointment needed, must be 19+

For more information:

https://www.lapl.org/literacy

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Lucas Museum at Leimert: Family Art Day

Posted on 07/10/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Friends—bring your family to the Lucas Museum’s Family Art Day in Leimert Park this Saturday, July 13, 10 am – 2 pm.

Create your own fantastic creature masks inspired by works in the collection and hear from film industry artists about their work bringing creatures to life.

Location:
Leimert Park Village Plaza
Leimert Blvd. and 43rd Pl

For more info: https://lucasmuseum.org/education/familyartday2019
 

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9am- 4pm - Community Day at Vermont Square Park

Posted on 06/22/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Community Day sponsored by LAPD with food and fun at Vermont Square Park

When: Saturday, June 29th - 9am - 4pm!

Bring the entire family!

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New Board

Posted on 06/20/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

The official results are in for Voices Neighborhood Council 2019 Board election. We welcome you to come meet the new board at our July board meeting - Tuesday, July 9th at 6pm
Vermont Square Library.
 

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Continuing the Fight for Public Education

Posted on 06/07/19

Although this ballot measure is on next year’s ballot, we must start laying the groundwork for a victory now. If you’re interested in learning more or sharing your own Prop 13 story, join us as we ignite, inspire, and build towards 2020.

In Solidarity,
SCOPE

 

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Free SeniorFest Event this Saturday, June 8th

Posted on 06/04/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Please join us for SeniorFest, free event for the energetic and ageless (those 55 and older), taking place on Saturday, June 8 from 10am-2pm.

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Vote in your Neighborhood Council Election - Saturday, June 8th

Posted on 06/02/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Please come out and vote for your neighborhood council members who will represent our community with our city officials.
The candidate list, with statements, can be found here: https://clerkappsele.lacity.org/nccandidates/?ncid=82

Polls open from 10:00am - 4:00pm

Must be 16 years of age to vote.

Location:
Vermont Square Library
1201 W. 48th St. Los Angeles, CA 90037

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FREE Substance Use Disorder Group Classes

Posted on 06/02/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Beginning May 21, there are 3 new classes for DV/IPV victims that also have substance use disorder issues. 

Classes are FREE!

The group classes are scheduled as follows:

  • LGBTQI Group (English) - Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Women's Group (English) - Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • Latino Men and Women Group (Spanish) - Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Classes held at at 1826 W. 54th St. Los Angeles, CA 90062.

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Fourth of July Community Festival & Fireworks Show

Posted on 06/01/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

What: Music, Games, Food and Fun!!
When: Thursday, July 4th from 11:00am-10:00pm
Where: South Lawn at Exposition Park.

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77th St. Community Police Station Open House - June 8 at 12noon

Posted on 05/29/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 12noon - 5:00pm
Where: 7600 Broadway Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90003

There will be free food, raffles, vintage LAPD cars, station tours and much more!

Fun for the entire farmily!
 

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Job Listings with Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center

Posted on 05/28/19

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center is looking to hire 2 Service Coordinators.  Applicants must be bilingual in English and Spanish. 
Please send your requests to hr@lanterman.org no later than Friday, June 7, 2019
Good luck!

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Voices Candidate Conversation

Posted on 05/17/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

This is your opportunity to engage with the candidates in-person and decide who you want representing you and the community!

When: Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: Vermont Square Library (1201 W. 48th St).
 

We will have complimentary coffee, cookies and ice cream sandwiches!

Your VOICE matters and we hope to see you there!

 

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Stop the Violence in Vermont Square Park

Posted on 05/15/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Voices Neighborhood Council stands in solidarity with our neighbors, friends, brothers and sisters to get involved, be engaged, and let your voice be heard. Our vision of a healthy community, free of these acts of violence and destruction can be a reality.

TONIGHT at 6:00pm, there will be a "Rally in the Park" peace vigil held with LAPD 77th Division.  Please come out and show your support.


 

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Want to learn to compost?

Posted on 05/10/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

At the South LA Wetlands location, a smart gardening workshop begins immediately following the home composting workshop.  Begins promptly at  9:00am and there is no cost to attend.

The workshops are once a month and the South LA location is at:

South LA Wetlands Environmental Education Center
5413 S Avalon Blvd.

See flyer for all details.

 

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Community Clean Up Day - May 25th from 9:30am-1:00pm

Posted on 05/06/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Community Clean Up Day in partnership with John Muir Middle School

Date - Saturday, May 25 from 9:30am - 1:00pm.
Location - 5929 S. Vermont Ave. (in front of John Muir Middle School)

We will provide tools, gloves and even LUNCH!!  Community service hours will be given.  Feel free to contact herb.wesson.iii@lacity.org if you have any questions.

Hope you can attend and help us clean up our streets!!

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Survey - LAPD Basic Car Area Boundary Study

Posted on 04/24/19

We need your input for the LAPD Basic Car Area Boundary Study!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LAPDsurvey

Deadline is May 13th!!

 

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Obama Blvd Naming Ceremony & Street Festival- May 4th

Posted on 04/24/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Saturday May 4, 2019 the City of Los Angeles will officially unveil Obama Boulevard in honor of the 44th President of the United States.
The location selected for the ceremony and festival is where Obama Boulevard will intersect with Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, creating one of the most significant African American points of interest in the country.

The Itinerary
12:00pm Music & Street Festival Opens
5:00pm Unveiling Ceremony
5:15pm Final Musical Artist

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This is what we're talking about!

Posted on 04/17/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Thanks for all the help.  Thanks to Vermont Square Library's awesome staff, our trusted Officers, all the kids, families, friends and neighbors.  Thanks to all our NEW friends, and just met neighbors!

Thanks to the Easter Bunny!  Thanks for the face painting, button making, game playing, easter egg hunting, book giving away, COMING TOGETHER!

LET'S DO THIS AGAIN!

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LA Neighborhood Land Trust for the 2019 Park Equity Summit - June 4th at 9am

Posted on 04/14/19

Join us, as we envision a Los Angeles where health and justice are rooted in community parks and gardens. 

Tuesday, June 4th
9:00am - 2:00pm

Location:
EXPO Center - Roy A. Anderson Recreation Center
3980 Bill Robertson Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90037
 

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Want A Backyard Home?

Posted on 04/09/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

The Backyard Homes Project:  An Affordable Housing Initiative - For more information or learn how to apply, click here:
 

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Clean & Green in 2019 Campaign

Posted on 04/07/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Use MyLA311 to report trash, bulky item pick-up, illegal dumping and other City service requests for FREE!

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Congratulations to The Young Shakespeareans at Normandie Elementary

Posted on 04/07/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Voices Neighborhood Council supports performing artists at Normandie Elementary School.

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ECF Art Center's Ceramic Sale in South LA - April 27th

Posted on 04/03/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Ceramic Sale
Saturday, April 27, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location:
ECF Art Center South L.A.
2616 S. Hobart Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
90018
213-627-7374

 

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6:00pm Slauson Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan

Posted on 04/02/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

This planning effort will consider how land use, urban design, and zoning regulations can better promote walkable, vibrant neighborhoods and future employment opportunities around Metro’s future bicycle and pedestrian path on Slauson (Rail to River Active Transportation Corridor).

Workshop Details:
Wednesday, April 3rd
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:
West Angeles Community Development Corporation
6028 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043

Saturday, April 6th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Location:
Augustus F. Hawkins Nature Park
5790 Compton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90011

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LADOT's Dockless Mobility Program

Posted on 03/31/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

People in Los Angeles deserve safe and comfortable transportation choices to get around this great city. That’s why LADOT created a pilot One-Year permit to regulate and manage dockless scooters and bicycles. LADOT will work to ensure safety, comfort, and equity for all who wish to use dockless scooters and bikes. 

Check it out here: ladot.io/programs/dockless

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6:00pm Free Business 101 Series Kicks Off

Posted on 03/31/19

The next Business 101 workshop will delve into the topic of how to grow your business.

This session is scheduled for Thursday, April 11th
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location:
Councilman Price’s District Office
4301 S. Central Ave. Los Angeles 90011

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2:00pm Career Fair in South LA

Posted on 03/30/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Career Fair in South LA

Tuesday, April 2nd from 2:00 - 7:00pm

Location:
Curren D. Price Jr.'s District Office
4301 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90011
 

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3:45pm Romeo & Juliet Performance

Posted on 03/29/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Performances on Thursday, April 4th at 3:45pm and Friday, April 5th at 10:55am or 1:15pm

Location: Normandie Elementary School (4505 S. Raymond Ave.).

 

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3:00pm Spring Festival at Vermont Square Library

Posted on 03/25/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Vermont Square Branch Library
1201 W. 48th. Street
 

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Join the Outreach Committee!

Posted on 03/18/19

Voices Neighborhood Council

The newly formed outreach committee is responsible for reaching out to the community through our website, social media platforms and other forms of advertising. We are always looking for creative ideas on ways to highlight the collective effort of our VoicesNC.

We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm in the lower level of the Vermont Square Library.  

We welcome you all and your ideas!!

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What are Neighborhood Councils?

Posted on 03/13/19

​Neighborhood Councils are advisory bodies with annual budgets funded by taxpayer dollars. Board members are City officials who are elected by those who live, work, or own property or a business in the community that a Council represents, and they donate their time and service as volunteers.

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Register to Run for the Voices Neighborhood Council Board: Opens TODAY!

Posted on 02/20/19

Are you interested in serving your community by being elected to the Voices Neighborhood Council? Are you motivated to be a change agent within your community?

Elections open February 23 and end on March 26, 2019.

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