Improving Streets and Sidewalks in El Sereno
Before and After photos of Cudahy sidewalk
We are pleased to inform you of several street/sidewalk improvement projects that were recently completed in El Sereno.
Improving the public infrastructure within Council District 14 is one of Councilmember Huizar's biggest priorities. We are currently producing more infrastructure improvements within Council District 14 than at any other time in the last 50 years. In the past six years we have resurfaced or slurry sealed over 223 miles of streets in Council District 14, approximately 54% of the total number of streets.
Our office recently received a request from a constituent to repair a badly damaged sidewalk along Cudahy Street near Locke Avenue. While sidewalk repairs by city departments are rare these days, this sidewalk was buckled - several pieces of concrete had crumbled off and it was in dire need of repair.
Our office coordinated with the City's Bureau of Street Services to reconstruct the sidewalk as quickly as possible. Now the sidewalk is repaired, and students from El Sereno Elementary School have a safe and secure path to and from home.
Maintaining the streets of the District in good condition is critical to the quality of life in our communities and neighborhoods. Additionally, the following street resurfacing projects were recently completed:
Poplar Blvd between Huntington Dr North and Winchester Ave
Huntington Drive N between Winchester Ave and Van Horne Ave
Budau Avenue between Martin Street and Phelps Avenue
El Sereno Skate Deck Art Workshop & Art Show
Date: Sunday, September 29
Time: 12pm to 7pm
Place: The Vex Arts
5240 Alhambra Avenue, Los Angeles 90032
The City Sports Marketing presents the El Sereno Skate Desk Art Workshop & Art Show. Come to learn about art, business, skating and more!
Workshop participants will listen to speakers from various disciplines (design, art, business) and discuss their experience and skills. A Q&A session will be followed by a hands-on skate deck art workshop, Skate Team demonstration, Skate Deck Art Show, Live Music, food and art fair. The workshop event is free, however spacing is limited. Each participant must RSVP at George.Pantages@gmail.com.
Prevent Copper Wire Theft
You can help prevent the significant increase of Copper Wire thefts occurring in the City's street lighting system. This has caused a number of street lights not to function for a period of time. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you observe a wire theft in progress or see any suspicious activity around city street lights.
What to note if you see suspicious activity:
Is there a yellow Street Lighting maintenance vehicle on the street? The vehicle has a city seal, the words "Street Lighting" on the driver and passenger doors and the word "exempt" on its license plate.
Is there Street Lighting staff working on a streelight? They can be identified by their orange vest, hard hat and city identification. The Bureau of Street Lighting has contractors who install new lighting. The name of these companies would be identified on their vehicles.
City of Los Angeles - CityRide Program
Cityride is a transportation assistance program for individuals age 65 or older and qualified disabled persons in the City of Los Angeles and select areas of Los Angeles County. The program offers Cityride participants reduced costs for the purchase of City of Los Angeles permitted taxi rides and Cityride Dial-A-Ride services.
This guide presents program procedures and rules.
The Cityride Program is a transportation program funded by Proposition A, Local Transit Assistance (PALTA) funds and administered by the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation with the assistance of the Department of Aging.
For more information regarding the Cityride program call (213) 808-7433 or click here.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Vex Arts Center
Date: Friday, September 27, and Saturday, September 28
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Place: The Vex Arts
5240 Alhambra Avenue, Los Angeles 90032
The Vex Fine Arts is proud to host a two day event, in a curated group exhibition by award winning curator Omar Holguin and Steve Gates. This will feature a selection of recent works by well established artists including: Pola Lopez, Linda Vallejo, Neca Dantas, Victor Herminio Lopez, Olivia Barrionuevo, Raul Paulino Baltazar, Leo Limon, and many more.. A Special live stage performance by Victor Herminio Lopez, Poetry by Iris De Alva, and a surprise musical guest appearance.
The event will take place on September 27th and 28th both starting at 7:00 pm at The Vex Arts, which is located at 5240 Alhambra Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90032. Admission is free. For more information, please call the Offices at (323) 221-0971, email: email@example.com or to RSVP go to: vexarts.com/RSVP.
Cash for College Workshop
Date: Wednesday, November 6
Time: 5:30pm to 9pm
Place: Los Angeles Convention center
1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90015
When it comes to financial aid for college, there's something for everyone, regardless of your age, income, grades or immigration status. Sign up with your school's college counselor to attend during the daytime, or catch a free bus at a community pick-up site to attend Family and Community Night.
The time to start planning for college starts now! Family and Community Night will focus on:
College applications, the decision-making process and what to expect from campus life.
Accessing financial aid resources regardless of immigration status
Information and resources regarding the California Dream Act & Federal Deferred Action program
Information and resources for Foster Youth students
Get a free ride to Family and Community Night at one of these locations.
East Region: Youth Opportunity Movement (Boyle Heights) - 1600 E. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033 Contact: (323) 526-5800
South Region: Brotherhood Crusade - 5414 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90043 Contact: (323) 545-1130
Harbor Region: Toberman Neighborhood Center - 131 N. Grand Avenue., San Pedro, CA 90731 Contact: (310) 832-1145
Valley Region: Pacoima FamilySource Center - 11243 Glenoaks Blvd, Suite 3, Pacoima, CA 91331 Contact: (818) 834-5179
West Region: Latino Resource Organization, Inc. - 610 California Avenue, Venice, CA 90291 Contact (310) 578-6069
Mayor's Crisis Response Team
The Mayor's Crisis Response Team (CRT) is looking for volunteers to participate in the Fall 2013 class and become active CRT volunteers.
FALL 2013 CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING:
What: Crisis Response Team Volunteer Program
When: Monday & Wednesday Evenings, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Dates: Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 – Wednesday, October. 23, 2013
Where: LAPD Headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles
** Bilingual Volunteers Encouraged to Apply **
(Languages needed include Spanish, Korean, Armenian, Farsi, Chinese and Tagalog)
ABOUT THE CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM: Members of the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) are volunteers who respond to traumatic incidents at the request of the Los Angeles Police and Los Angeles Fire Departments. CRT volunteers provide immediate on-scene crisis intervention, act as a liaison between the victim and emergency personnel and give referrals to victims and their families affected by a death, a violent crime or other traumatic incidents. These incidents include homicides, suicides, serious traffic accidents, natural deaths and multi-casualty incidents. During the required seven week training to be a member of the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team you will be provided the background, information, training and support to be able to respond to crisis situations as a member of the Mayor’s Crisis Response Team.