The Sun Valley Graffiti Busters
crew has been out in force fixing up the grounds of the Foothill Police Station in preparation for the October 8th Open House.
"We've completed the landscape maintenance and are gearing up to paint the front facade" remarked Sue Bartlett, Sun Valley Graffiti Buster's Program Manager. "We wanted to make visitors to the October 8th Open House feel welcome. We started inside with a new coat of paint for the ready room where officers gather for their daily briefing. LAPD and Foothill Area Boosters supplied all of the materials. It was such a morale booster, we were asked by the Captain to continue the effort on the outside as well. Even though the location is not strictly within our contract boundary, we respond to project requests in order to maintain the quality of life for Sun Valley. "
Despite cutbacks to the City graffiti contract, the Sun Valley Area Chamber of Commerce
, who operates the Sun Valley Graffiti Busters, is striving to keep city streets and the fronts of foreclosed and vacant properties free of illegal dumping, litter and graffiti, both in residential neighborhoods and Commercial Business Districts. Jon Eshbach, Community Beautification Chair of the Sun Valley Chamber summed up the squeeze in his report to Chamber President Robert McAllister. "Councilmember Paul Krekorian has directed discretionary street furniture funds to our program in an effort to make up for the shortfall, but it is not enough to keep pace with the basic costs associated with operation. Paint, bags and gasoline have all tripled, while our City Contract has been cut back. Our employees have not had a raise in over 3 years, and our aging vehicles all have over 100,000 miles."
Neighborhood Councils like Foothill Trails (FTDNC) and North Hollywood North East (NHNENC) have supplied funds and equipment for special projects. FTDNC allocated $5,000 for keeping the Scenic Highways in La Tuna Canyon, Lakeview Terrace and Shadow Hills free of litter and invasive weeds. North Hollywood purchased power tools.
"This year, Sun Valley Graffiti Busters has removed nearly 500 tons of litter, bulky items and weeds from public areas and along the streets and alleys of Sun Valley", continued Eshbach. East Valley Sanitation Yard provides the bins and dumping services for carefully monitored contents that are transported directly to the Sunshine Canyon Landfill. Mattresses and Tires are also collected and recycled to the appropriate locations. Since last year, monthly tonnage has more than doubled from twenty to over 40 tons. For more information on how to help Sun Valley Graffiti Busters please contact the Sun Valley Chamber office at email@example.com or Call (818) 768-2014
Fernangeles Recreation Center has started planning the annual HALLOWEEN BASH. This year’s theme will be “Battle of Superheroes vs Villains” and will be held on October 29, 2011 from 2:00pm-6:00pm.
"This is a low-cost event that we provide every year for our community. Last year we greeted approximately 450 children and their families, with a safe and fun environment to celebrate the festivities. We provided decorations, contests, crafts, game booths, prizes, jump house, snacks, and much more. We are currently asking for nearby establishments and merchants to help us create a successful event!"Download the Donation Letter
Join SVACC and American Legion Post 520 for a Pot Luck and BBQ Mixer at the Legion Hall.Thursday, September 15, 2011
5:30 - 7:30 in the Evening
9026 Sunland Blvd.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
RSVP to (818) 768-2014 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For the fifth annual event, Ride for A Cure has decided to switch things up a bit by inviting the audience to join in on the fun of a new and exciting program and dress up like old time cowboys, soldiers or Native Americans. With the sounds of saloon music and drum beats mixed in with the sights Ride For A Cure Invites You to the “Wild, Wild West!” of the Order of the Arrow Native American dancers, Reel Cowboys and our beautiful Saloon girls walking around all day selling game and raffle tickets, the new format will certainly send you back in time to the Wild Wild West!
This year’s Ride for A Cure on Saturday, October 1, 2011 will offer a step back in time by transforming the ranch into an old western town complete with a saloon, game booths, chuck wagon, old time cowboy music and much more. Come check out the Order of the Arrow 14’ Teepee with their Native American Dancers and test your fast draw at the Canyon Oak Ranger’s Cowboy Fast Draw booth.
Various equestrian events including a competitive Trail Ride Challenge and a Summer dance and dessert auction were held throughout the year and culminate in a daylong event, the Grand Finale, featuring barrel racing, vaulting, trick roping, drill teams, team sorting and the most popular stick horse race. The newest arena acts: the young riders of the PCJBR and their mutton bustin and steer riding, is sure to please! Local vendors will offer delicious country hearty food and prizes and buckles will be awarded to winners of the various exciting equestrian events. You can help raise money for Lokrantz by having fun playing in the many booths manned by groups like Dusty’s Riders, New Heaven on Earth Ranch, Lions and Leos Club, Verdugo HIlls YMCA, Viva Restaurant from Burbank, Boy Scouts Of American Order of the Arrow, Foothill Mounted Patrol and Shadow Hills Presbyterian Church Preschool. You can bring down your blood pressure by cuddling up to the animals in the exotic petting zoo (baby camels and zebras and bison, oh my!) or bid on great prizes in the silent auction.
Check out the online silent auction, which starts September 10th at www.rideforacure.afrogs.org
Special Spirit's Casino Night - Get tickets and a chance to win a weekend in Reno, Las Vegas or Laughlin!
Final days to get your seat at the Casino Tables! Limited space and buy-in to the Texas Hold'm table - come early and sign up!
This Saturday, September 17th, is Special Spirit's 2nd Annual Casino Night! This is an exclusive event and space is limited, so hurry and make your reservation on-line! Just $50 will get you delicious food provided by Hows Market, Beer, Wine and Martini Bar, a fabulous Silent Auction and of course Entertainment!
And we are offering a new attraction
this year, a Texas Hold'em Tournament
. Seating is limited, so get your tickets right away - they are guaranteed to sell out before the event on Saturday!
$25 Texas Hold'em buy-in gets you $10,000 of gambling chips and a 1 in 10
chance to win a weekend in either Reno, Las Vegas or Laughlin!
See you on Saturday!
Special Spirit makes a dramatically positive impact in our riders' lives. Please help us help them. Join us on September 17th at MK's corral for this special night.
You can buy your ticket right here by clicking the link below. This will allow you to RSVP and prepay for your entry using your Credit Card.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us
or call Mary Kay Hughes, our gracious hostess, at 818-359-4263
. Purchase you Casino Night Ticket 2011 right here!
A $50 entry fee comes with hors d'ouevres, one drink ticket, one raffle ticket, $20 in gambling chips, silent auction, entertainment.Price:
9/11 Remembrance Celebration will happen on Thursday, September 8, 2011, 11:00-11:25 am on the Shield at Village Christian School. It will be short and meaningful.RSVP to Bill MacPhee
Associate Head of School for Spiritual Life 818.767.8382 x291
7TH ANNUAL MAYORS' LUNCHEON
MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA
CITY OF LOS ANGELES
TUESDAY OCTOBER 25, 2011WARNER CENTER MARRIOTT21850 OXNARD STREETWOODLAND HILLS, CA 9136711:30 AM - 1:30 PM PER PERSON ~ $50 ~ SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE NOW ~ TITLE SPONSOR ~ INVESTMENT OF $7,500 (1 ONLY)
AS THE TITLE SPONSOR YOU WILL RECEIVE 2 TABLES OF 10 (6 SEATS FOR DIGNITARIES) WITH TABLE SIGNAGE, YOUR NAME WILL BE LISTED AS THE TITLE SPONSOR ON THE INVITATION, PUBLICATIONS AND ADVERTISING, A 10 MINUTE SPEAKING OPPORTUNITY AND ANNOUNCEMENT RECOGNITION AT THE MAYORS' LUNCHEONEVENT SPONSOR ~ INVESTMENT OF $2,500
AS THE EVENT SPONSOR YOU WILL RECEIVE A TABLE OF 10 (4 SEATS FOR DIGNITARIES) WITH TABLE SIGNAGE, YOUR NAME LISTED ON THE INVITATION, IN PUBLICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENT RECOGNITION AT THE EVENTEVENT BENEFACTOR ~ INVESTMENT OF $1,000
AS THE EVENT BENEFACTOR YOU WILL RECEIVE A TABLE OF 10 (1 SEAT FOR A DIGNITARY) WITH TABLE SIGNAGE, YOUR NAME WILL BE LISTED ON THE INVITATION, RECOGNITION AT THE EVENTTABLE SPONSOR ~ INVESTMENT OF $500
AS A TABLE SPONSOR YOU WILL RECEIVE A TABLE FOR 8 WITH TABLE SIGNAGE AND RECOGNITION AT THE EVENTSPECIAL FRIENDS ~ INVESTMENT OF $200
AS A SPECIAL FRIEND YOU WILL RECEIVE 2 SEATS AND RECOGNITION AT THE EVENT