Posted on September 10th, 2015

What to Have and Do
Before, During, and After an Earthquake


Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7-9pm
St. John’s Presbyterian Church,
National Blvd and Military Ave

Get to know your neighbors and learn how to
protect yourself, your family, and your neighborhood!

Learn how to prepare your home to minimize injuries and damage, what you need in your earthquake preparedness to-go and sheltering-in-place kits, how to choose family meet-up locations and make a communication plan, what to do when the shaking starts, and how to recover once the shaking stops.

Also: the dangers posed by your utilities and how to prevent and handle them; special planning strategies for children, the elderly, people with special needs, and pets; the basics for handling injuries, and disaster communications options.

Disaster supply vendors will be on-hand so you can see, touch, and purchase items for your earthquake kits.

Don’t miss the chance to win door prizes to add to your preparedness supplies!

Posted on July 29th, 2015

​Westside Village Homeowners Association
Neighborhood Preparedness Team

Disaster First Aid Training
Learn from an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)

​Wednesday, August 19, 2015
6:30-8:00pm


Palms-Rancho Branch of the LA City Library
2920 Overland Avenue (just North of National Blvd.)

Free parking • Light refreshments provided 
Seating limited.  RSVP to:  westsidevillagentp@gmail.com

Disaster First Aid teaches you the most essential life- and limb-saving skills to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the first minutes and hours after a disaster, the time when the most lives are either saved or lost. These skills are practical and doable by the average person. After a disaster, first responder assistance can take up to several days to arrive, so we must be prepared to take action.

Also - Save the Date!
SECOND ANNUAL WVHA PREPAREDNESS FAIR
What to Have and Do Before, During, and After an Earthquake

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7-9pm
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, National and Military

Posted on May 5th, 2015

​Neighborhood Team Meeting

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.)
Free parking

​We must act NOW to be ready when the Big One strikes here!
 
Seating limited.  RSVP to:  westsidevillagentp@gmail.com

Posted on April 6th, 2015

​Westside Village Homeowners Association, as part of the Palms Emergency Planning Coalition (PEP-C), invites you to a free Disaster Awareness Course taught by the Los Angeles Fire Department. Empower yourself, your family and your neighborhood with the knowledge of what to do BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER a disaster strikes our community. Join us and bring a neighbor!
 
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! 
Opportunity drawings! 

For more information contact PEP-C at Pepc034@gmail.com

Posted on March 20th, 2015

​​Are you concerned about cars speeding down your street and zooming through the stop signs? 

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!

Posted on March 4th, 2015

​In a regional emergency such as an earthquake, our communications systems—cell phones, land lines, and Internet— likely will fail. If it's a big earthquake, communications and power could be out for 10 days or more.  As we survey our homes and neighborhood for casualties and damage, how can we communicate with members of our neighborhood disaster response team? 
 
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.

Posted on February 11th, 2015

The Exposition Construction Authority invites you to a construction update community meeting for Phase 2 of the Expo Line project. Stakeholders will receive information on upcoming construction activities and timelines. The format will include a short presentation followed by an Open House session to facilitate dialogue and community input.

Los Angeles Construction Update
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services
Gymnasium
3200 Motor Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Parking available on campus

Santa Monica Construction Update
Wednesday, February 25,  2015

6:30 p.m.
Crossroads School
Community Room
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).

Posted on February 9th, 2015

​YOU ARE INVITED TO THE
WESTSIDE VILLAGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
2015 ANNUAL MEETING

 
Thursday, February 26, 2015
6:00 – 8:30PM
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall
Southwest corner of National and Military
 
All Westside Village residents welcome.
Dessert and Coffee will be served.
 
Program:
 
6:00PM  Registration, dessert and coffee
 
6:30PM  Business Meeting
 
Reports by President and Treasurer
Election of Officers and Directors
 
Comments by LAPD Senior Lead Officer Juan Ceja
 
Questions and Answers for:
Councilmember Paul Koretz
Assistant District Attorney Claudia Martin
and our Neighborhood Watch Team
 
8:30PM  Closing remarks

Posted on December 2nd, 2014

​Santa will be coming to the
Palms Neighborhoods on
Tuesday December 2, 2014
(14A27)

Santa Stops:
2:00 PM- 3724 Cardiff Ave (Niko’s Pre-School)
3:00 PM- 3535 Overland Ave
                 (Golden Manor Independent Living Home)
5:00 PM- N/W Corner of Vinton Ave, behind the Fire                  Station #43
(Evening of Community Neighborhood Watch)
5:45 PM- Clover Elementary School
                 (Westside Village Neighborhood Watch)
6:45 PM- 3500 Greenfield Ave

These Stop Times can vary 15 to 30 minutes.
 
Please listen for sirens, music and flashing police lights. We are loud! Tell your neighbors so no one is alarmed.
What will appear?   Santa on an LAPD Sleigh!
 
Santa will stop for pictures. Bring your camera.
(The Sleigh will not be out if it is raining!)

Additional information call your Senior Lead Officer or
Pacific Community Relations Office at (310) 202-4524

Posted on October 8th, 2014

For those who attended the 5-step preparedness meeting last night, and those who signed up but couldn’t make it:
 
More than 35 of Westside Village’s community leaders, including Neighborhood Watch block captains, CERT-trained residents, Westside Village Homeowners Association Board members, and concerned neighbors learned how to implement a simple 5-step plan to organize preparedness teams on their blocks. Keith Harrison, whose career spans over 25 years of disaster planning and response on the national, state, and local levels, showed us a short film about the planning process, and answered our questions about how to implement it in Westside Village.  Larry Bogatz, CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Battalion 18 Coordinator, discussed how, once we’ve organized our teams, we can get further free training from the Fire Department through the CERT course or, in smaller doses, through NTP (the Neighborhood Team Program).  By the close of the session, several groups of neighbors already began planning for organizational meetings on their blocks.
 
Please don’t let this knowledge “sit in the drawer” as Larry Bogatz said last night; put it to work right away.  Below is information you can use to implement disaster organization on your block:
 
www.5steps.la  has everything you need to host a planning meeting on your block, including a link to the video we watched last night, an invitation template, a script for you to use at your organizational meeting, a sample disaster plan, and a template for you to create a plan for your block.
 
http://www.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/alertla   to register your cell phone number, Voice over IP phone number, and e-mail address with the Alert LA County Emergency Mass Notification System.
 
http://www.shakeout.org/  was mentioned as the most comprehensive resource for disaster preparedness information.
 
www.cert-la.com and www.ntp-la.com for free preparedness training.  The next CERT training will be each Tuesday for 7 weeks starting 1/6/15, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. The address of the fire station is 11505 W. Olympic Blvd. If you want to be on the list for that session, contact CERT Battalion 18 Coordinator Larry Bogatz at lsbogatz@aol.com.
 
www.nextdoor.com   This is a great way to connect with your neighbors and your disaster preparedness team, at.  If you haven’t done so already, sign up and invite everyone on your block and all your friends in Westside Village to do so, as well.  The more people participate, the more effective it is as a communication tool.
 
http://www.westsidevillage.org/ Westside Village Homeowners Association website for news and information about what’s happening in Westside Village.
 
Please let me and the Westside Village Homeowners Association Board know what we can do to assist you in your neighborhood preparedness efforts.


Valerie Fontainevfontaine@sfbsearch.com


Posted on September 12th, 2014

On August 21, 2014, Westside Village residents, disaster planning specialists, vendors, public utility workers, and government representatives gathered in Fellowship Hall of St. John’s Presbyterian Church for the Westside Village Disaster Preparedness Fair sponsored by the Westside Village Homeowners Association.

In early August, all Westside Village homes received a special Homeowners Association newsletter devoted entirely to disaster readiness. To further promote the Preparedness Fair, a mass email campaign and creative yard signs drew the eyes of Westside Village residents and non-residents alike. When the night of the event arrived, approximately 140 neighbors filled the hall.

On that night, both before and after the main program, attendees drifted past tables staffed by disaster preparedness vendors including SOS Survival Products of Van Nuys, Safe N Ready of Pasadena, and a Culver City military surplus store simply called The Surplus Store. The Department of Water & Power set up a downed power line display which was a real crowd pleaser! Additional public agency participation included the L.A. County Department of Public Health, the L.A. Emergency Management Department, and CERT/NTP (Community Emergency Response Team/Neighborhood Team Program) under the auspices of the LA Fire Department.
Program speakers included individuals from varying backgrounds with common ties to disaster preparedness.
  • David Graue, co-captain of the Westside Village Neighborhood Watch, encouraged residents to join Nextdoor.com as an additional way to connect and communicate with neighbors in times of disaster and otherwise.
  • John Darnell, field deputy for Councilmember Paul Koretz, spoke of the importance of disaster preparedness in the community. John is an active CERT member whose duties for the Councilmember include disaster preparedness issues.
  • CERT Battalion 18 Coordinator Larry Bogatz explained the Community Emergency Response Team training program and its importance, and encouraged participation. He also presented the Neighborhood Team Program which allows residents—CERT trained and not—to work together on teams at the local level. Several veteran members of CERT/NTP joined Larry at the event sporting their CERT colors and gear. By the conclusion of the evening, at least 30 attendees signed up to learn more about CERT training, and more indicated interest in the Neighborhood Team Program.
  • The final speaker, Keith Harrison from the City’s Emergency Management Department, presented the “5 Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness Plan” that is aggressively rolling out around the city. Many attendees also signed up to participate in Westside Village’s disaster preparedness efforts.
Just a few days after the Westside Village Preparedness Fair, a major quake hit Northern California, which further underscores the urgency of preparedness. We must act NOW to be ready when the Big One strikes here!

To follow up on the Preparedness Fair, the Westside Village Homeowners Association Board is planning the next phase of disaster readiness for our community. Keith Harrison will be back to help us kick off Westside Village’s “5 Step to Neighborhood Preparedness Plan”. To learn how to organize a preparedness team on your block, join us on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 7:00-8:30p.m. at the Palms-Rancho Branch of the LA City Library, at National Blvd. and Overland Ave. (Free parking.) Seating is limited. RSVP to: westsidevillagentp@gmail.com

​When disaster strikes, our first responders such as police, firefighters, and ambulances will be overwhelmed and we’ll need to rely on ourselves and our neighbors. PLEASE COME!


Posted on May 5th, 2014

By Brian Considine, President of the WVHA

I am pleased to write to you just before our Annual Meeting, which will be held at St. John’s Church, as usual on Thursday, March 13. We will have refreshments at 6:00 and start our meeting at 6:30. I’d like to take this opportunity once again to express our sincere gratitute to Rev. Craig and the community at St. John’s for their ongoing generosity and welcome to us at the Church. We are very fortunate to be able to hold our events at such a beautiful place that is at the heart of our community.

2013 has seen some changes to the makeup of the Board of the WVHA. This Fall we bid farewell to two very important Board members: Andy Commins, who took responsibility for almost all of the arrangements for the Fall Festivals for a number of years as well as serving as the photographer for both the Festivals and the Annual Meetings. Andy was a tireless Board member who did far more than his share of the heavy lifting for years. We also said good-bye to Joyce Purcell who served as the Board’s Treasurer for several years. Joyce was a librarian and those skills served us well indeed as Joyce was an ace researcher in addition to being a precise treasurer. We will miss Joyce with her dry sense of humor and Andy, whose sense of humor was more up front. While we won’t see too much of Joyce as she has moved to San Diego, Andy is still a Westside Village resident, so we will see him.

The Bylaws of the WVHA (http://www.westsidevillage. org/bylaws.htm) call for a Board of fourteen members. We currently have only eleven, so we are in serious need or recruiting three additional Board members. We have serious challenges facing us, such as the
proposed JMB expansion of Century City which would multiply the complex several times and have a significant impact on traffic from the ocean to downtown. Last year we rallied in collaboration with other neighborhood associations to limit the size of the Casden project at Pico and Sepulveda. And we were successful in that endeavor. There remains a lot to do and many of us on the Board have served for more than ten years. It is time to bring in new ideas and new energy so that we can continue the important work of protecting our neighborhood from rampant development.

The Board meets approximately ten times/year for two hours and we host two events each year. The neighborhood needs your help, so if you are interested, please email me at brian3036@gmail.com.



Posted on May 5th, 2014

By Roberta Schiller

By joining the WVHA you support your community of Westside Village. You help convey your concerns and interests to the organization and that results in your Board of Directors increasing their ability to bring community-based programs and service to the Village – as well as improve neighborhood safety.  Your membership and participation helps our
residents to respond effectively to wide-reaching emergencies. Your Neighborhood Watch program keeps you informed of break-ins, suspicious behavior and keeps you aware of any issues that might be affecting your safety.

With dues that have been paid from Westside Villagers, the Association has been able to hold its Annual Fall Event, has sponsored tree plantings, has helped fund vital programs at Clover Avenue and Charnock Avenue Schools. We have also produced and distributed our Westside Village newsletter. With the help of our excellent Block Captains, we have worked to keep the neighborhood informed about local activities and issues that impact our residents.

The Westside Village Homeowner’s Association takes an active role in communicating with our City leaders to make certain that our voices are heard on commercial developments (the Casden Project and the JMB building plans, for example). We work to make sure that WV gets its share of City services, such as street repair and tree maintenance and improvements.

The cost of annual membership is $20 per household – please join us in our effort to make Westside Village be the best it can be. Your participation and membership make a difference!

 

Posted on May 5th, 2014

By Ken Alpern

There are many things going on in the region that will affect our commutes and—potentially—our quality of life that will impact Westside Villagers. While it may seem impossible to keep up with all of them, your Westside Village Homeowners Association (WVHA) and Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC) Boards are weighing in to represent you…but we always need your input and support!

To start, the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project is a $1 billion project that will finish creating a widened I-405 freeway from the I-10 to the U.S. 101 freeway, with both local on/off ramp improvements and the last carpool lane addition to the I-405 to make carpool travel non-interrupted for that entire freeway.

The second phase of the Expo Line is anticipated to open either in late 2015 or early 2016. Currently, there is a western terminus at Venice/Robertson in Culver City, but work on the Venice Blvd. bridge and ongoing construction throughout the Westside will prevent the line from opening any earlier. As with the I-405 project, engineering and construction are going on virtually 24-7.

We’re getting closer to a plan to connect LAX with Metro Rail! The Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Line just broke ground, and it will create a vital north-south linkage between the east-west Expo Line in the north to the east-west Green Line in the south (with potential future extensions to the Wilshire Subway and South Bay).

However, the actual connection to LAX is a difficult and thorny one that involves many engineering, legal, operational and (of course!) fiscal issues to resolve. While a direct Crenshaw/LAX tunnel under LAX has been dropped as an alternative because it is too
expensive and can’t carry enough people, a People Mover train connection with the aforementioned Crenshaw/LAX Line has been moved forward for further consideration.

Such a People Mover connection will allow remote check-in and better access for motorists and train commuters alike to serve tourists, LAX workers and all Southland residents. More details to follow, because this is a work in progress, but it does appear that a consensus is being created for a “LAX Connect” to enhance rail, freeway and road access to/from LAX.
With development comes both progress and challenges, however! The Casden Sepulveda project is one that had many commercial and residential buildings, but few to no transportation/transit improvements to justify the impacted regional car traffic.

Because of widespread and coordinated regional neighborhood input (of which your WVHA and MVCC played no small part), the commercial portion was dropped…but the residential portion, while approved by the L.A. City Council, is an uncertain “envelope” of which the details are currently lacking. The WVHA and MVCC will continue to monitor this large Casden Sepulveda development.

Meanwhile, the JMB Developer-planned Century City Center is a commercial project proposed for Century City that is 2.5 times the legal limit—and sets a potential precedent that could virtually triple the size of Century City and affect traffic from the ocean to Downtown. Both the MVCC and WVHA Boards have unanimously opposed this project, and will keep close communications with Councilmember Paul Koretz to make our opinions known and heard.



Posted on May 5th, 2014

By Brian Considine

From time to time we present profiles of businesses in the Westside Village. For this Newsletter, we are profiling Leo Gedjeyan of Crest Cleaners, which is
located at the corner of Palms and Sepulveda. Leo has been the proprietor of Crest Cleaners since 1988 and today he runs the business with his wife Evelyn. Leo’s is an American dream story made possible by determination and long days of hard work.

Leo was born in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia in 1955, a time when Armenia was part of the Soviet Union. After finishing high school, he went into the Soviet Navy for three years of mandatory service. Because he had many relatives living abroad, he wasn’t deployed on a ship for fear that he would jump ship. He describes it as a peaceful time, so his service involved mostly driving trucks, but he noted that he learned to finish things in the Navy. His family’s background was less peaceful.

Leo’s grandparents were born in West Armenia, which is now part of Turkey. After the genocide in 1915, the Armenian population fled abroad. Leo’s grandparents went to Syria, returning to Soviet Armenia only after World War II in 1947. Sadly, the Armenia they returned to was not what they remembered, but they were not permitted to leave. However, after serving his military service, Leo’s father was determined to get the family out. They had the good fortune of having an uncle already in Los Angeles who was able to obtain green cards for all of them. In 1979, a time when the Soviets had relaxed the emigration laws, Leo, his parents and three brothers bought exit visas and moved to Los Angeles “so that they could live in freedom”.

There was already a large Armenian community in Los Angeles (as in Spain, Iran and other countries) that followed the diaspora. Their first priority upon arriving in Los Angeles was to learn English, added to the Armenian, Russian and Turkish, which he learned from his grandparents. Leo worked as a caterer for seven years, but was looking for a change when he had the opportunity to take over a dry cleaning business with his former partner in 1988. At that time, his business was at the site of the DWP Station on National just east of Sepulveda. They ran their business there for fifteen years. When the DWP claimed their site, Leo bought his partner out and moved to their present location.

Leo and Evelyn have been married for thirty years and have a son and a daughter. He reminds us that Los Angeles is second only to Armenia in terms of Armenian population and that there is a Little Armenia in Hollywood. Their family is very active in the Armenian community: their children went to Armenian schools, they speak Armenian at home and they are members of the Armenian Church. While Leo has few remaining friends or relatives in Armenia and therefore not much desire to go back, his daughter has traveled there with a school group. Rather his view is “since you are here, you work hard and you make it your home”. And so it is; everyone walking in to Crest Cleaners can expect a warm smile, a friendly greeting and a caring attitude.

Posted on May 5th, 2014

By Kristin Killey

As you may have noticed, last summer, Westside
Village welcomed the opening of a new gastro pub along Overland, The Doughroom.  I stopped by
recently to meet its owner Kaveh Karimi and see how the new eatery is settling into the neighborhood.

I took in the open room with high-beams and brick walls, leather booths and subway tile. I was invited to have a seat at the long marble bar by a fresh-faced worker named Brandon. He brought me some water and let Kaveh know I was there.  Meeting Kaveh, it was clear he had a lot on his plate. Armed with a lined notepad with drawings and notes, passing along suggestions to sous-chef Amanda Avila, and finishing a conversation with a supplier, all as he landed on the adjacent barstool.

After a short career in finance, Kaveh found himself drawn back into the family restaurant business. For the last seven years, he’s run Santa Monica Pizza Kitchen. As a self-proclaimed “beer geek” and fan of the Portland restaurant scene, in The Doughroom Kaveh wanted to create a contemporary, neighborhood-friendly restaurant with approachable high-quality seasonal food and craft beers and artisanal wines.

While there, I tried an experimental dish, tempura cauliflower with sunchoke chips and sunchoke puree. Not knowing what a sunchoke actually was, Kaveh
explained that it was the root portion of a sunflower plant. Who knew? This led to a discussion about his passion for choosing ingredients that, while being local and seasonal, also promote the low-waste/high
efficiency use of the produce itself. This process takes time and creativity, but in the end gives customers the same high-end foods of five star restaurants with lower prices. Kaveh thought the dish might need some citrus. I thought it was delicious!

We talked about the diversity of the surrounding neighborhoods. He said he has enjoyed meeting the residents.

“So far we get a lot of families in here. Actually, a lot of young families, which is nice. We welcome anyone in the neighborhood. We’ve also become good friends with some of the eateries in the area like Phorage and Scoops Westside.”  

When describing the future direction of The Doughroom and its menu, Kaveh seems to be
attempting to find more ways to engage while finessing the sweet spot of familiar comfort food and sustainable local organic cuisine.

“…We’re working on getting a take-out menu, which we don’t have yet (soon). We’re looking to throw more fun events to promote microbreweries. Overall we’re constantly working to give our customers a better experience and product…”

As residents, we need to remember that supporting good local businesses and encouraging their success will lead to more high-quality businesses setting up shop within walking distance. We have the power to increase property values and bring in higher-value services to our fellow residents.

If you haven’t been to The Doughroom, give it a try. (The bacon pizza and clam pizza are very popular.) If you have, stop by again and, as Kaveh suggests,

“Don’t be afraid to try something new! We have wine on tap as well as microbrews from all over the States.”

Besides, having a local joint you can call your own increases quality of life, and reduces at-home dishwashing!

3409 Overland Blvd
424-258-6194
www.thedoughroom.com
Mon, Wed-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-close;
Sat, Sun 10:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-close
Closed Tuesdays



Posted on May 5th, 2014

By Ken Williams

If you haven’t experienced a Clover Avenue School Food Truck Night yet, you and your taste buds are missing out.

Scheduled for the last Thursday of every month, a variety of trucks — usually four savory and one sweet — roll over to the front lawn of Clover Avenue School (11020 Clover) and serve up freshly prepared dishes for the hungry and adventurous.  

Over the last year The Lobos Barbecue Truck, Baby’s Badass Burgers, Ludo’s Fried Chicken, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Joe’s Pizza, Sweet E’s Bakeshop, Belly Bombz Wings & Sliders, and King Kone — to name a few, have opened up their mobile kitchens. Each month a new combo of trucks join in and serve from 5 pm to 8:30 or whenever the food runs out. Menus/prices are clearly posted on the trucks and cash is king.  Also, Clover School benefits as 10% of food truck purchaces go directly to the Clover 5th grade fundraising efforts, which include sending every 5th grader to Astrocamp in the Spring.    

When my wife Kate, our son Ry and I last attended there were about 75-100 of us spread out on the lawn – some even brought blankets for picnicking.  As our neighbors Shirley, Bill, Leslie and Sam can attest, it’s a fun event and a great chance to catch up with thelocals. Mark your calendar for the next Food Truck Night and join us for a wonderful, moveable feast!

 





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