Rock the Block 2016

NCVV encourages you to get out and meet your neighbors by organizing a neighborhood block party this fall.  Anytime between now and the end of November, consider holding a social gathering on your street to help build your neighborhood watch effort and make friendships that will be supportive in the event of a natural or man made disaster.

It’s easy to do – and NCVV has created guidelines to help you (click here).  Once you have set your date, let us know and we’ll send a representative to answer questions about Neighborhood Watch.  Also, send us pictures of your party and you could win a free kitchen fire extinguisher.

Help NCVV build and maintain a strong Neighborhood Watch program and have fun too.  Host a Rock The Block Party this year!

Scare Up Some Fun at Halloween Happenings 2016!

Once again this year NCVV is partnering with Faith Presbyterian Church to support Halloween Happenings 2016, a community-based celebration of the Halloween season.  Join us for tricks and treats, a costume contest, other great games for kids and even a haunted house!   The GHOULISH festivities will be held in the Social Hall of the Church, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on October 29Please bring a can of food for our Holiday Food Drive!

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Make Your Vote Count November 8

national-election-2016The 2016 general election is just three weeks away, and voting is beginning for many across the state who vote by mail.  Along with electing our President, one Senator, all 53 House members and many other state and local offices, citizens will be asked to express their opinion on a record number of ballot measures.  The 17 initiatives include issues such as the cost of prescription drugs, the death penalty, taxes, legalization of marijuana and even condom use.

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Are You Ready?

Is your family ready for the next natural or man-made disaster?  Find out more about how you can survive during an earthquake or other incident.  Join your NCVV Board, the office of Councilman Paul Krekorian and the American Red Cross for the East Valley Emergency Preparedness Summit, October 26 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at LA Valley College.  For more information contact Geoffrey Yazzetta at 818-755-7676.  To RSVP, email



NCVV Publishes Plan to Landscape the Tujunga Wash

For the past 2 years, your NCVV Board and members of the Planning and Land Use and the Valley Village Vision Committees have worked with noted landscape architect firm Troller Mayer to develop a plan to landscape the Valley Village section of the Tujunga Wash.  Located along the western boundary of Valley Village, this mile long section of the Wash is one of the few remaining Valley sections of the Wash/LA River that has not been developed for recreational and park use.

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Small Lot Code Amendment: Staff Report to the LA City Planning Commission

On August 25, 2016, the City Planning Commission will consider the proposed update to the Small Lot Subdivision (“SLS”) Ordinance and make a recommendation to the City Council. The proposed Code Amendment is part of a comprehensive update of the existing SLS Ordinance, and is in response to the input received throughout the public comment process.
Changes may still be made before the City Council’s final decision.

The Department of City Planning has prepared a staff report with updated recommendations for the Commission’s consideration. It is attached here for your reference. An agenda of the Commission meeting will be posted shortly at [1] under “Commissions & Hearings.”
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Summer Nights with LACMA

Dear Friend,

I hope you are staying cool this summer!

Throughout the month of August, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will be hosting “Summer Nights with LACMA.” This is an art project event filled with an array of exhibitions and a live DJ set. My staff will be at these events to meet with local residents and assist with any legislative or State related issues of concern.

NoHo Plaza
(On Lankershim Blvd, north of Magnolia Blvd.)
8/6- Mapping NoHo
8/13- Shapes and Patterns That Make Us
8/20- Sonic Visualization of Art
8/27- Fear Itself

*The events start at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

Also, LACMA is currently offering a free youth membership (NexGen) for anyone 17 years and younger. Please visit this website for more information.


Assemblyman NazarianAssemblymember Adrin Nazarian
46th Assembly District

2016 National Night Out at
Valley Village Park

Neighborhood Council Valley Village is proud to be part of the 33rd annual National Night Out, Tuesday August 2 in Valley Village Park. The event, sponsored by your NCVV Board, Ring Wi-Fi Smart Doorbell Systems and Target, will feature the live music of Jimmy Dale, comments from our North Hollywood L.A. Police Department, and the third year of our exciting “Art in the Park” event with original artwork from Valley Village artists available for sale. This year’s NCVV Local Heroes are Steve Simon and Stuart Simen.

National Night Out’s principle sponsor, Ring, will be Raffled off and will also give a $25 discount coupon to families who sign up for NCVV’s Neighborhood Watch program. In addition, one lucky person who joins us on August 2 will win a new bicycle donated by Target.

National Night Out in Valley Village Park begins at 6:30 pm– 8:30pm. At sunset we will join officers from LAPD for our traditional walk around the neighborhood with Glo-Sticks. Be sure to “Turn On Your Porch Light” on to show your support of our LAPD officers and their efforts to keep crime low in Valley Village. Mark your calendar now for August 2, and join your NCVV Board and neighbors for an exciting evening of common unity for National Night Out!


Valley Village Loses Iconic Community Leader

image001 (2)Late last night, Stuart Simen, a founding member of Neighborhood Council Valley Village Board of Directors, passed away.  In 2003, along with Peter Sanchez, Breice Reiner, Ginny Hatfield and Jody Hidey, Stuart helped coordinate the application of Valley Village to be an official Neighborhood Council.  He was also a long time Board member of the Valley Village Homeowners Association.  Over the history of our NCVV Board, Stuart served as an elected member (elected four times) through 2008, and served for all 14 years as our Parliamentarian.

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