Posted on July 28th, 2016

​Disaster planning, animal first aid and CPR

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Palms-Rancho Library, Community Room
2920 Overland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064​

Dr. Alexandra Swanson, DVM
Veterinary Public Health
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Denise Fleck, Pet Safety Crusader
Sunny-dog Ink:  Helping YOU to Help YOUR Pet

Free parking • Light refreshments provided

Seating limited.  Reserve a space:

Posted on July 6th, 2016

Run >Hide>Fight
Surviving an Active Shooter Event

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 p.m

Palms Rancho Library Branch Community Room
​2920 Overland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

LAPD Sergeant Stephen Showler
LAPD Officer James Weigh

  • What is an Active Shooter Incident?
  • First Responders Role
  • Expectation of the Public by Law Enforcement
  • Preparing for an Active Shooter Incident/Emergency Preparedness
  • Debrief of Past Active Shooter ​Incidents
​Limited seating. Reserve a space:

Posted on June 10th, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016
5:30 p.m.

Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, Auditorium
2551 Motor Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Parking is available in the large parking lot next to the auditorium.

Councilmember Koretz worked with the Board of Public Works to have this special town hall meeting as a way for constituents to meet the directors of each bureau, and others in charge of various services at the Department of Public Works.  Normally, their meetings are at City Hall, but this one is out in the city, and there won't be items on the agenda.  The focus at this meeting to inform you on what the department does, and address your concerns.  You'll be able to address things like:  potholes, homeless encampments, trees, graffiti, sidewalks, and many others.  We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Overview of Street Services (i.e., Improvements, Repairs, Sweeping , Tree Trimming, etc.)
  • Street Lighting Improvements and Technology
  • Clean Streets Los Angeles Update
  • Sidewalk Repair Program Update
  • Graffiti Abatement and Community Beautification Services
  • Project Labor Agreements

Posted on February 24th, 2016


Thursday, February 25, 2016
6:00 – 8:30PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Community Room
Southwest corner of National and Military
All Westside Village residents welcome.
Coffee and cookies will be served. 
6:00PM  Registration, cookies and coffee
6:30PM  Business Meeting
Election of Officers:
Brian Considine, President
Scott McCauslan
Ken Alpert
Greg Severson
Valerie Fontaine
Christine Stemar  

Treasurer's Report 
Councilman Koretz 
SOL Juan Ceja

7:25PM Neighborhood Watch

7:40PM Bill Koontz of the MVCC

7:50PM Valerie Fontaine on Emergency Preparedness

8:00PM Conclusion

Posted on February 8th, 2016

Wednesdays March 2-April 13, 2016, 6:30-9PM

Los Angeles City Fire Station #59
11505 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90064
Free Parking!


In a disaster situation, police, fire, and ambulance services will be overwhelmed and won’t be available immediately to respond to emergencies. WE will be the first responders, so we must be ready.  CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training helps you prepare to help yourself, your family and your neighborhood in the event of an emergency.

CERT classes, taught by the LA Fire Department, are FREE.  They are open to everyone over 18, including those who took the course previously and want to refresh their skills.  The training consists of seven weekly 2-1/2 hour evening classes.  If you miss a class, you can go to any other location to make it up. 

You will learn to:
  • prepare for emergencies;
  • manage utilities and put out small fires;
  • treat the three medical killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock;
  • provide basic medical aid;
  • search for and rescue victims safely;
  • effectively organize volunteers;
  • and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.

Do You Live In Westside Village?
Westside Village Homeowners Association

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.
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