Community News

Local Library

Women's History Month

Saturday, March 30, 2013
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Exploring Dimensions of American Women's History

Speakers: Dr. Susan Henry, Professor Emerita of Journalism at California State University, Northridge and author of Anonymous in Their Own Names, Gloria Shell Mitchell, author of The Garbage Man’s Daughter, and Anne Black Gray, author of The Devil’s Son.
Palms-Rancho Park Library
2920 S. Overland Ave.
(310) 840-2142

Local Parks

MAR VISTA RECREATION CENTER reccenter/facility/marVistaRC.htm
11430 Woodbine Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Tel: (310) 398-5982

PALMS RECREATION CENTER reccenter/facility/palmsRC.htm
2950 Overland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 838-3838

Looking for a different park, visit and you can search for all LA City Parks.

Mar Vista Community Council

Find out what's happening in our neighborhood and get involved! The Mar Vista Community Council web page will give you all the information you need.

Restaurant Critics Wanted

Westside Village is fortunate to have numerous restaurants offering a variety of cuisines. We would like to get your recommendations for an article in the next newsletter. Send your comments to

Our newest is Beard Papa's Cafe and Bakery, which arrived at the northeast corner of Palms and Sepulveda Boulevards. Check out their pastries and cream puffs at their grand opening scheduled for mid-March!

Help track the West Nile Virus!
Report all dead birds and squirrels

West Nile Virus is spread by mosquitoes that become infected when they feed on infected birds.

There have been 5 confirmed West Nile Virus cases in dead birds in the 90034 zip code, and 6 in 90064, according to the L.A. County West Vector Control District.

Remember mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk.
Breeding sources are standing water, i.e. ornamental ponds, bird baths, empty containers and flower pots, open boats, neglected swimming pools and hot tubs, plus debris like tires, tarps etc.

To have stagnant water tested call 310-915-7370.
To have a dead bird or squirrel picked up for testing call 877-968-2473 (they can only test if it has been 24 hrs. or less)

More information [or to submit an online report] at

Blue Bin Scavengers

It is a violation of the Los Angeles Municipal Code 66.28 to remove items set out for recyling. The Department of Sanitation is responsible for investigating complaints of people going through trash bins/cans. They have inspectors who go out to investigate calls that come in.

Call 800 773-2489 to file a complaint. When prompted, indicate that you’d like to speak to someone about trash can scavengers.

Westside Village Neighborhood Watch

Do you want to have a positive effect in our neighborhood? Do you want to get to know your neighbors better? If so, then consider being a block captain. There are still a few blocks that need block captains or some block captains would like to have a co-captain. If you are interested, please contact our Neighborhood Watch at or the board at

The responsibilities include keeping an updated neighbor contact list, delivering newsletters and forwarding information to their individual blocks. Most communication can be handled via email in the comfort of your own home and we only have three newsletters a year. Please consider taking on this valuable position to help keep us safe and informed.


LAPD has launched a great new way to check on crime in West LA.
Please follow this link to take a look:
Text Alerts from LAPD
Sign up to receive LAPD alerts and more through the service. This is a nationwide service that LAPD and many other cities across the country have adopted that send out official email and text alerts. To sign up go to and click on the Nixle icon on the LAPD web page.

This program encourages citizens to submit suspicious activity reports and has also been adopted nationwide. Information about this important program are also posted/linked on the web page. Los Angeles has a number of possible terrorist targets: LAX, the ports, beaches, hospitals and the Federal Building, to name a few. The goal of this program is to give citizens a way to help the various law enforcement agencies keep us safe. It’s a natural extension of neighborhood watch.