A 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal. It could happen here, too. Are we prepared?
Please join us for disaster preparedness training and planning while enjoying a Pot Luck Dinner.
Bring a dish to share.
Water, paper plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery provided.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 6:30-8:00pm
Palms-Rancho Branch of the LA City Library
2920 Overland Avenue (just North of National Blvd.)
We must act NOW to be ready when the Big One strikes here!
Seating limited. RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat, Apr 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Iman Cultural Center, 3376 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Light refreshments served.
The first 100 participants receive a disaster preparation item for their home!
For more information contact PEP-C at Pepc034@gmail.com
Several residents raised these issues at the recent WVHA annual meeting held February 26, 2015 at St. John’s Presbyterian Church. Our LAPD Senior Lead Officer, Juan Ceja, responded that he and other officers are happy to step up enforcement. But, be careful what you wish for: Officer Ceja says that most offenders are Westside Village residents, not outsiders rushing through our neighborhood. In the past, speeders and non-stoppers may have received warnings; now they will get traffic tickets.
So, slow down, stop at the signs, and follow all other traffic laws. You’ll avoid traffic tickets and we’ll all be safer!
FRS (Family Radio Service) radios, which are small, portable hand-held devices that function similar to walkie-talkies, work well for short range communication. Although they have limited range, as an addition to dispatching runners, skateboarders, and bicyclists with handwritten notes, hand-held two-way radios may help and are an important part of your family’s disaster preparedness kit. Anyone who uses a mobile phone can, with a little training and practice (and fresh batteries), become a good FRS radio communicator.
Westside Village Homeowners Association is planning a training session to show you how to use your FRS radio and we’ll practice our skills in a simulated emergency drill. We’ll walk through the neighborhood with our radios to test their range. We’ll discover where we have transmission problems and where our radios work the best so we can plan accordingly.
Please purchase FRS radios and batteries for your family’s earthquake kit and bring them to our Emergency Communications Training:
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00am to noon
Meet near the flagpole in front of Palms Middle School
10860 Woodbine Street, between Kelton and Glendon
Buying your FRS radio
You can buy handheld radios at most hardware and sporting goods stores, disaster suppliers, and general merchandise stores, as well as online. Both Motorola and Midland have a selection of moderately-priced models, as do several other brands.
NOTE: FRS radio operators don’t require a license but users of similar, more powerful, GMRS two-way radios must have an FCC (Federal Communications Commission)-issued license. Be aware of the distinction when you buy your radios. Some devices are marketed as "FRS/GMRS" or "dual-service devices" but, if you operate such a radio exclusively under FRS rules, you don’t need a license.
Los Angeles Construction Update
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services
3200 Motor Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Parking available on campus
Santa Monica Construction Update
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
1715 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Entrance off 18th St. - Parking available on campus and surrounding streets.
Planned Agenda for Community Meetings
6:30 - 7:00 p.m.: Formal Presentation
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Open House Session
ADA Language Accommodation: If you require an interpreter, including sign language services, or other accommodations at these community meetings, please contact Expo at least five business days prior to the meeting date at 213-243-5534.
For more information about the Expo Line project, visit our updated website at BuildExpo.org
or call 213-922-EXPO (3976).
We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization was founded in 1961. Our annual membership dues are nominal and help support a dedicated group of volunteers who give members a wide range of benefits including preservation & improvement of property values, participation in government and developer meetings, public improvements, contact with elected officials and government agencies, promotion of health and safety measures, Neighborhood Watch programs, publication and distribution of the WVHA newsletters and planning of the Westside Village Fall Festival.