ATTENTION COMMUTERS, RESIDENTS, AND BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE VICINITY OF CESAR CHAVEZ AV BETWEEN VIGNES ST AND MISSION RD
As part of the ongoing construction activities for the Metro Division 13 Bus Maintenance and Operations Facility Project, the Contractor will perform the installation of underground DWP vaults and conduit along Cesar E. Chavez Ave and the Cesar Chavez Ave & Vignes Street intersection. This activity requires full weekend and weeknight street closures of Cesar Chavez Ave between Vignes St. and Mission Road. The weekend street closures will begin Friday, July 26, 2013 from 8pm to 5am Monday, July 29. The weeknight closures will occur from 8pm to 5am (the next day) beginning July 29. The closures will continue on weekends and weeknights through September 29 (excluding Labor Day weekend).
WHAT: Installation of underground DWP vaults and conduit.
WHEN: Weekends beginning Friday, July 26, 2013 from 8pm to 5am Monday, July 29. The weeknight closures will occur from 8pm to 5am (the next day), beginning July 29. The closures will continue on weekends and weeknights through September 29, 2013 (excluding Labor Day weekend).
WHERE: Cesar Chavez Ave between Vignes St. and Mission Rd. adjacent to Metro Operations/Division 13 project site and the Los Angeles River Bridge.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Underground DWP electrical and CES low voltage vaults and conduits will be installed along Cesar Chavez Ave between Vignes St. and Los Angeles River Bridge.
Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be rerouted to a safe area outside the construction zone.
Access to businesses and residencies will be maintained.
Emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.
Lock it, Hide it, and Keep it
•Lock It: Lock your vehicle every time you leave it unattended and always lock your valuables in the trunk.
• Hide It: If you don’t have a trunk, hide valuables under the seats, in the glove box, or other compartments within the vehicle.
• Keep It: Personal responsibility is the best prevention to safeguard personal property and to prevent becoming a victim.
Message from LAPD to safeguard your personal belongings and to help reduce property crimes. For more information please contact the Hollenbeck Police station at
Help Raise Funds for East LA Interchange
The Boyle Heights documentary East LA Interchange tells the neighborhood’s dynamic story – its history, its present, and its impact on the future of the U.S. Please join them as they raise the funds to finish this film so they can screen it this summer! You will get the satisfaction of being part of this inspirational story, plus you will receive amazing rewards for your efforts. They have signed DVDs, Boyle Heights T-Shirts, limited edition prints, editing room visits, and VIP tickets to their premiere. Please watch their trailer, share their link, and make a contribution today. www.igg.me/at/eastlainterchange
Boyle Heights Farmers Market
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mariachi Plaza Metro Gold Line Station
(1st and Bailey)
Join the Boyle Heights Farmers Market as they team up with Boyle Heights vendors who will be on hand to bring you organic fresh fruits and vegetables, hot foods, prepackaged nuts and legumes, and a variety of jewelry by artisans. The farmers’ market will operate every Friday from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
This fun-filled event is the perfect family destination for families every Friday evening. Families can take advantage of purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables directly from farmers, enjoy a nice meal, and partake in the live entertainment.
Pennies and Keys Campaign in Support of Bracero Statue
The Union Binacional de Ex-Braceros is seeking your donations of pennies and keys or other copper materials to help build a statue that will be dedicated to the hard work of Mexican Braceros between 1942 and 1964.
Donations may be dropped off or delivered to the Mexican Cultural Institute at 125 Paseo de La Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012. This is an ongoing campaign. For further information please contact Baldomero Capiz via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
1st International Farmers Market: A Taste of Mexico
12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Mariachi Plaza Metro Gold Line Station
The 1st International Farmers Market will be showcasing food from local Boyle Heights restaurants such as-- Santa Cecilia, Yaya's, Las Flautas, Happy Corn, Albanil, and many more! There will also be live performance by our local Mariachis. Don't miss out on some of the best music and food that Boyle Heights has to offer.
LA Business Source Center
The Los Angeles Business Source Center provides local businesses a suite of technical services. These services are at no charge to businesses owners including strategic and analytical consulting, particularly in business development and engaging in State Enterprise Zones (SEZ). Programs include:
· Business Training Workshops
· One-on-One Consulting
· Small Business Financing and Loan Packaging
· Employee Hiring/Work Force Development
· Licensing and Permit
· Business Accounting
For more information please contact (323)264-9020 or visit the office to schedule an appointment at 1852 E. 1st Street Los Angeles, 90033.
Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council Meeting
Every 4th Wednesday of the Month
Boyle Heights Senior Center
2839 E. 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Please join the Boyle Heights community for their monthly general board meeting. This is a great opportunity for you to network with board members and learn about community issues and concerns. The Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council (BHNC) meets 4th Wednesday of every month.
HEADS UP! Important Information for all Metro and Metrolink Rail users.
METROLINK RAIL USERS
Red and Purple Line turnstiles at Union Station will be latched.
Beginning Wednesday, June 19, 2013
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
You will need PROOF of a paid fare to go through the turnstiles.
HOW DO I PAY THE FARE TO RIDE METRO TRAINS?
IF YOU ARE A METRO PATRON:
Buy a TAP card
IF YOU ARE A METROLINK PATRON &WANT TO RIDE A METRO TRAIN:
Then load your fare onto the card before you ride
Tap it on the turnstile to deduct your fare
Get on board
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE A TAP CARD?
Buy a TAP-compatible Metrolink ticket at Metrolink stations
HOW MUCH IS A TAP CARD?
Metro TAP Vending Machines located in stations, or Metro Customer Service
500 other locations, including Ralph’s Markets and many check cashing services
Online at www.taptogo.net
CAN THE TAP CARD BE RELOADED? Yes.
$1 with purchase of any fare from Metro TAP Vending Machines
$1 aboard buses with purchase of a Day Pass
$2 at Customer Service Centers and retail locations with purchase of any type of fare
And a TAP card can last at least three years.
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT TAP CARDS?
Go to: http://admin.metro.net/riding/fares/turnstile-latching/
FOR METROLINK TAP-COMPATIBLE TICKET INFORMATION:
***Other stations on the Red/Purple Lines will be latched over the next few weeks, and gates on the
Gold, Blue and Green lines will be latched through December***
Stevenson Library Upcoming Events
Robert Louis Stevenson Library
803 Spence Street Los Angeles CA 90023
Family Story Time
Wednesdays 4:00 PM
Join the Stevenson Library staff in their weekly family story times featuring engaging story telling and reading for kids and their families.
First Friday of the month 4:00 PM
Do you want to hang out with other cool teens? Do you want to help decide what new books/movies to get? Do you want to help plan what awesome programs the library should have? Join the R.L. Stevenson Branch Teen Council! Council meets once a month. Looks great as an extracurricular activity. Snacks provided.
Crafts for Kids
Every Tuesday 4:00 PM
Come out and bring out your kids creativity with by participating in Crafts for Kids.
Family Story Time
Every Wednesday 4:00 PM
Family story time is a great way to entertain the entire family.
Thursday Night Movies
Every other Thursday 5:00 PM
Thursday night Movies at the library is every other Thursday at 5:00pm
Monday - Thursday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Visit your local study zone! Free printing for homework, access to Live Homework Help online tutoring, computers reserved just for homework, and other resources to help students be successful!
For more information please contact: 323.268.1349
Benjamin Franklin Library Upcoming Events
Benjamin Franklin Library
2200 E First St
Los Angeles CA 90033
Children's Summer Reading Club 2013: Summer Party!
Thursday August 1
Join us for our Summer Party, let's celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Club with food and prizes!
Teen Summer Reading Club: Smoothie Workshop and Pizza Party!
Saturday August 3
Teens come join us for our Summer 'Reading is So Delicious' finale party. Free pizza, fruit smoothie workshop, ice cream, and a prize raffle!
10:00 am-12:15 pm
Are you considering becoming a U.S. citizen? Come to the library for a series of 12 classes to prepare for the citizenship interview and exam. The classes are presented by CARECEN in English and Spanish.
For more information call: 323-263-6901
Dispute Resolution Program
Community members can benefit from mediation by saving time, money and emotional distress trough the mediation of disputes. DRP offers free mediation services and mediation training for any Los Angeles County resident, or person who has conducted business in our community, and is involved in a dispute. Mediation is a confidential, voluntary process in which a neutral third party facilitates communication between people to resolve their disputes. For more information please contact office of the City Attorney at 213-485-8324.
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Commodity Supplemental Food Program
If you or someone you know is a senior (60 years and older) and meets the Senior Income Guidelines of $1,180 per month (1 person) or $1,594 per month (2 persons), they may qualify to participate in the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Commodity Supplemental Food Program. This program will provide seniors with a FREE Food Kit once a month, prepared with specific nutritional needs in mind, and will include meats, canned fruits and vegetables, dry milk and related products, cereals and other grain products, plus much more!
Program Requirements are as follows:
Seniors (60 years and older)
*Picture ID with Date of Birth
* Proof of Income – Social Security, SSI or Pension
(Bank Statement, Check Stub, Benefit Award Letter) OR
You can authorize someone to pick up your food every month! Note: Please make sure to bring that person with you at the time of your first visit.
To find your local Multipurpose Senior Center, please call 1-800-510-2020. For Los Angeles Regional Food Bank information www.lafoodbank.org
Department of Aging Programs
The Los Angeles Department of Aging offers free help to family caregivers and seniors. Programs include family caregiver workshops and free legal assistance to help protect your older loved one. For more information on programs offered by the Department of Aging please contact Veronica Sanchez Perez at (213) 482-7243 or email her at email@example.com
FREE Conference Call Information & Resources
for Seniors & Family Caregivers Seminar
If you are a family caregiver for a senior 60 years or older and would like to know about programs that can help you care for your loved one, please participate in the next "Infonar" that best meets your schedule. In only 30 minutes you will learn about the many programs that can help your loved one and reduce some of the stress you might be dealing with in juggling care giving especially if you are also working. For more information please contact: Veronica Sanchez Perez at (213) 252-4097 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org