What’s Happening in Mar Vista in the Week June 11

Sidewalk Repair – June 10

On Saturday, June 10th, a number of organizations interested in LA’s sidewalk repair program and complete streets policy are hosting The Tripping Point, a FREE half-day advocacy training summit for absolutely anyone.  Saturday, June 10 – 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Puente Learning Center 501 South Boyle Avenue, Los Angeles 90033 The event aims to give participants a better understanding of who is in charge of various aspects of the built environment (bus stops, sidewalks, street trees, etc.) and how to influence those entities. It will be fun, educational, and inspiring!

Some features —

  • Keynote speakers: Deputy Mayor Barbara Romero and City Councilmember Nury Martinez
  • A big group Pathways to Change session, so we all start with the same knowledge
  • Breakout sessions on communicating with decision-makers, how to get a better bus stop, how to host a neighborhood walk audit, street trees, community organizing and more!
  • A follow-up opportunity for summit participants to practice providing public comment at an upcoming hearing

Click here to make a reservation. Seats are going quickly!

Garden Show and Plant Sale – June 10 & 11

The Culver City Garden Garden Club, a non-profit organization founded in 1953, holds its 64th Annual Show & Plant Sale on Saturday, June 10, 11 AM – 4 PM, and Sunday, June 11, 10 AM – 4 PM, in the Culver City Teen Center, 4153 Overland Ave. (@ Culver Blvd.), Culver City, 90232 .    Admission is free and there is free parking. There will be a professionally-judged Exhibition of homegrown plants, flowers and edibles, a Club plant sale table, and  gardening supplies & plants for sale by vendors. Twice a day the Show will hold raffles for merchandise & gift certificates donated by local merchants. Each morning and afternoon they’ll have Garden Workshops with outside speakers. And they’re giving free starter plants to kids to begin a life of gardening.

Seed Library of LA at the Green Tent – June 11

This Sunday at the Green Tent, representing the Seed Library of Los Angeles, David King (Garden Master of the Venice Learning Garden) will have seed samples and information on upcoming SLOLA events!  SLOLA is our local organization protecting the diversity of our food supply – come and talk to David regarding the squash he is growing for the season and some tomato varieties the garden is obsession over this season! The Green Tent is at the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market on the NW corner of Pacific and Grand View.

Venice Boulevard Great Street Changes – June 11

There are strong opinions – both pro and con – regarding the recent changes on the Great Street Mar Vista portion of Venice Blvd. The lane reconfiguration is a pilot project, implemented using temporary materials – paint and bollards – so it is cheap and easy to alter. It’s going to take some time to get used to! The city will gather data to evaluate it, and there may be some tweaks during the pilot period. Residents who notice any unintended consequences are encouraged to call Councilmember Bonin’s Mobility Deputy (and our Mar Vista neighbor) Jessie Holzer at jessie.holzer@lacity.org or 310-575-8461 to try to address them as quickly as possible. CD11 representatives are planning to be at the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market on Sunday collecting feedback and explaining the project.

Upcoming MVCC Meetings

Board of Directors

Tuesday, June 13 – 7:00 p.m. Mar Vista Recreation Center Auditorium 11430 Woodbine St., Los Angeles 90064
The Board will elect new officers and do preliminary budget planning for the 2017-18 Fiscal Year.
The agenda will be posted here 72 hours before the meeting.

Great Streets Ad Hoc Committee

Wednesday, June 14 – 6:30 p.m. Mar Vista Public Library 12006 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles 90066
The agenda will be posted here 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Aging in Place Committee

Thursday, June 15 – 6:00 p.m. Windward School – Room 1030, Building P 11350 Palms Blvd., Los Angeles 90066 Parking entrance is on Sawtelle
Special guest Kimiko Kelly, Community Education Manager at Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles, will speak on Making Home Safe for a person with Alzheimer’s. The agenda will be posted here 72 hours before the meeting.