We are a committed group of neighbors and community participants seeking to make the place in which we live and work a friendlier, more pleasant, and more attractive place.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2016
11:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Every year since 2010, this mini arts district has held a neighborhood-wide open house, allowing the public to see where some of Del Rey’s talented artists live and create. Paintings, sculptures, jewelry, crafts, music and more can be found along the walk.
For the Artwalk map and other information, visit www.delreyartwalk.com .
Councilmember Mike Bonin and LAHSA Associate Director Daniel Holt
(photograph courtesy of Ghassan Malek)
The Del Rey Residents Association thanks Councilmember Mike Bonin and Donald Holt, Associate Director of Homeless Services with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), for speaking at our Fall General Meeting on Housing Affordability and Homelessness in Del Rey.
Councilmember Bonin began his remarks by thanking Del Rey for “saying yes” to projects that provide housing for formerly homeless individuals, and voting in favor of Measure HHH, the recently approved $1.2 billion bond measure to build 10,000 units of housing for the homeless.
Both Councilmember Bonin and Mr. Holt reminded attendees that law enforcement measures alone cannot solve the problems of homeless encampments and RV dwellers because homelessness is not a crime.
However, dumping waste, drinking in public, littering, excessive noise or violation of parking laws are enforceable. Residents are encouraged to download the MyLA 311 app, which makes it easy report these violations.
Mr. Holt informed attendees of LAHSA’s 72 outreach teams for Los Angeles County. Teams of two outreach workers visit the homeless, work to build trust and offer services. LAHSA also has HOPE teams comprised of 10 LAPD officers and four members of LAHSA’s Emergency Response Team.
Jenny Arevalo is LAHSA’s representative for this area. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
DRRA thanks the Westside Neighborhood School for providing us with the meeting locale. We also thank the LAPD Pacific Division’s Explorer Cadets for providing the color guard and performing the flag ceremony.
Finally, thank you to all concerned citizens who attended the event and voiced opinions and concerns on this pressing issue.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 4,000 fires happen each Thanksgiving Day, usually in the kitchen. Here are a few tips to help keep your holiday safe:
- Never leave your food unattended while frying or grilling.
- Use a timer and occasionally check what you’re cooking.
- Never use a glass casserole or lid on the stove or burner, as it may explode when overheated.
- Keep a fire extinguisher handy in the kitchen, and know how to use it, but remember that…
- Grease fires need to be treated differently than non-grease fires. Do not use water; turn off the heat; do not move the pan as you could splatter yourself; cover the pan with a metal lid to smother the fire; if the fire is small, baking soda if effective; if you have a CLASS B dry chemical extinguisher (which is different than your standard extinguishers), it should be used only as a last resort since it will contaminate your kitchen.
- If you’re deep frying your bird, keep the fryer outside, away from walls and free from moisture.
- Make sure your smoke alarms are connected and in working order.
- After the party, walk around the home and check that candles and fireplaces are extinguished, unnecessary appliances are turned off, and no potential hazards (leftovers, sharp/flammable objects) are in reach of your kids or pets.
The Del Rey Residents Association wishes you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving.
You’re Invited to Attend Our Fall General Meeting
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
on the topic of
Housing Affordability and Homelessness in Del Rey
to be held at the Westside Neighborhood School
5400 Beethoven Street
(off Jefferson Boulevard)
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Our speakers will be Councilmember Mike Bonin and Donald Holt, the Associate Director of the Homeless Services Department of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.
The passage of Measures HHH and JJJ makes the chosen topic exceedingly timely, and our guests are uniquely positioned to answer your questions and listen to your input.
Because of time restraints, the meeting will begin promptly at 7:00. We look forward to seeing you.
Travel, Social Media and Safety
Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become as much a part of our daily lives as the telephone or automobile. They’re popular because we enjoy announcing to friends and co-workers that we are currently strolling along the Champs-Elysee.
But telling the online world when you are away from home has its risks. Criminals increasingly trawl social media for information such as this, and there are even filter programs that allow them to monitor specific neighborhoods by zip code.
You wouldn’t announce to a crowd of strangers that you’re going on vacation for a week, would you? You put a hold on your postal delivery so a pile of uncollected mail doesn’t scream “empty house”, right?
Be equally circumspect about your online presence when you are away. The safest strategy is to simply stay offline while on vacation. Relax and forget Facebook for a few days. Wait until you’ve returned home to post those fabulous photos and videos.