June 29, 2014 2:00-4:00 pm
Windward School, 11350 Palms Blvd. LA 90066

[S/W/C at Sawtelle]

Congressmember Karen Bass invites you to discuss recent developments in Congress and share your thoughts on the most important issues
in your community.
If you cannot attend you can express your concerns at bass.house.gov/youropinion
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Free July Workshops on Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO)

RSO Basics & Updates Including How to Calculate the Annual Allowable Rent Increase

Mobile Home Parks and the RSO
Free Workshops: July 2014
The public is invited to attend this workshop to learn about the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO).You will learn about the RSO including how to calculate the annual allowable rent increase, legal reasons for evictions, security deposit interest and requirements for relocation assistance for no-fault evictions, as well as recent updates to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance.The July 3rd workshop will be presented in Spanish.

The July 15th workshop will focus on the RSO and how it applies to Mobile Home Parks in the City of Los Angeles.

These workshops are recommended for landlords, anyone contemplating buying or selling rental property in the City of Los Angeles, tenants, banks and lenders, property managers, and realtors.

RSVP: Online o llame a 213-928-9075
(Free admission, seating is limited.)
If you need translation, please request it at least 3 days in advance.
Downtown Office
1200 W. 7th Street, Room 100
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Thursday July 3, 2014  (Spanish)

2:00 p.m.
, Tuesday, July 8, 2014
6:30 p.m
., Wednesday, July 30, 2014

South Regional Office
690 Knox Street, Room 125
Los Angeles, CA 90502

10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2014
North Regional Office
6640 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91405
RSO BASICS & UPDATE    10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 17, 2014
West Regional Office
1645 Corinth Avenue, Room 200
Los Angeles, CA 90025

2:00 p.m.
, Tuesday, July 22, 2014

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities. Sign language interpreters, communication access real-time transcription, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least 72 hours prior to the meeting you wish to attend. Due to difficulties in securing sign language interpreters, five or more business days notice is strongly recommended. To request a reasonable accommodation or additional information, please call 213-928-9075 or email Elias.Narvaez@lacity.org.

Sponsored by the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department
Rent Stabilization Division
P.O. Box 17280, Los Angeles, CA 90017-0280 • 866-557-RENT (7368) • hcidla.lacity.org
Derechos del RSO y Actualizaciones Incluso mo Calcular el Aumento de Alquiler Aceptable AnualParques de Viviendas Móviles y el RSO
Talleres Informativos Gratis: Julio 2014
El público está invitado a asistir a este taller para aprender sobre la Ordenanza de Estabilización de Alquiler (RSO). Usted aprenderá sobre el RSO incluso, cómo calcular el aumento de alquiler aceptable anual, motivos legales de desalojos, interés de garantía de depósito, requisitos para asistencia de reubicación para desalojos sin culpa del inquilino, así como actualizaciones recientes a la Ordenanza de Estabilización de Alquiler.El taller del 3 de julio será presentado en español.

El taller del 15 de julio se concentrará en Parques de Viviendas Móviles en la Ciudad de Los Ángeles y el RSO.

Estos talleres son recomendados para propietarios, personas contemplando comprar o vender propiedades de alquiler en la ciudad de Los Ángeles, inquilinos, bancos y prestamistas, administradores de propiedades, y agentes de bienes raices.

RSVP: Online o llame a 213-928-9075
(Admisión Gratis, cupo limitado)
Si necesita traducción, por favor solicite 3 días antes del evento.
Oficina Central
1200 W. 7th Street, Cuarto 100
Los Angeles, CA 90017

jueves, 3 de julio, 2014 (español)2:00 p.m

., martes, 8 de julio, 2014 (inglés)
     6:30 p.m., miércoles, 30 de julio, 2014 (inglés)

Oficina Regional Sur
690 Knox Street, Cuarto 125
Los Angeles, CA 90502

10:00 a.m., martes, 15 de julio, 2014 (inglés)
Oficina Regional Norte
6640 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91405
DERECHOS DEL RSO Y ACTUALIZACIONES     10:00 a.m., jueves, 17 de julio, 2014 (inglés)
Oficina Regional Oeste
1645 Corinth Avenue, Cuarto 200
Los Angeles, CA 90025
DERECHOS DEL RSO Y ACTUALIZACIONES     2:00 p.m., martes, 22 de julio, 2014 (inglés)

Como una entidad cubierta bajo el Título II del Acto de Americanos Incapacidades de 1990 (ADA), la Ciudad de Los Ángeles no discrimina sobre la base de la incapacidad y con su petición, proporcionará acomodación razonable para asegurar igualdad de acceso a sus programas, servicios y actividades. Pueden proporcionar intérpretes de dactilología, acceso de comunicación transcripción de tiempo real, aparatos auditivos, u otros recursos auxiliares y/o servicios al recibir la petición. Para asegurar la disponibilidad, se recomienda hacer su petición al menos 72 horas antes de la reunión que usted desea asistir. Debido a dificultades en asegurar a intérpretes de dactilología, aviso de cinco o más días laborales es fuertemente recomendado. Para solicitar una acomodación razonable o para información adicional, por favor llame 213-928-9075 o envíe por correo electrónico a Elias.Narvaez@lacity.org.

Sponsored by the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department
Rent Stabilization Division
P.O. Box 17280, Los Angeles, CA 90017-0280 • 866-557-RENT (7368) • hcidla.lacity.org


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Palms will get two Parklets along Motor Ave.

This week LADOT Pedestrian Coordinator Valerie Watson announced in City Council Transportation Committee that Palms will get two Parklets along Motor Avenue.

Weblink: http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/06/here_are_the_7_spots_getting_las_first_popup_public_plazas.php#more

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More Livable Streets w/ LADOT’s People St.

LADOT’s People St. program provides a great opportunity for our neighborhood to creatively change a streetscape with more bike corrals, parklets and plazas. Application period opens October 1 and ends November 28. So we have to be on this! http://peoplest.lacity.org


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The 2014-2016 Palms Neighborhood Council Board

Please welcome the incoming leaders of the Palms Neighborhood Council Board for 2014-2016. The new board will be seated at the next General Assembly meeting on June 4th, held at the IMAN Center at 7pm. The agenda can be downloaded here. Food and refreshments will be provided. Congratulations to the new Board Members!!

President: Marisa Stewart
Vice President: Ryan Bradley
Secretary: Len Nguyen
Treasurer: Nick Greif
Residential Representative Area A: Willie Bell
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Residential Representative Area B: Cat Stevens
Residential Representative Area C: Eli Lipmen
Residential Representative Area D: Paulina Quaranta
Residential Representative Area E: Trevor Mulligan
Business Representative Area 3: Eliot Hochberg
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Important Statewide Election on June 3! Polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm.

On June 3, Los Angeles residents will go to the polls to vote in the statewide direct primary election.  After passage of the open primary proposition, all candidates, regardless of party, now participate in one primary.  So, voters will select among candidates from every party in this election.  In most races, the primary will result in two candidates who will then proceed to the general election, but they do not have to be of different parties.  So, if two Democrats or two Republicans, for example, get the most votes, they will then vie for that seat in November.  For some races, like the position of Sheriff, if one candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, that candidate is deemed elected.  If no candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, then the top two proceed to the general election.

This election is historic in that, for the first time in decades, we do not have a sitting Sheriff running for re-election.  This is a unique opportunity for Angelenos to decide the direction of one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the country.  Be a part of it!!

Voting by mail has already begun.  California is choosing a governor and other statewide officials, as well as members of Congress and the legislature. Los Angeles County will be electing a new sheriff, assessor, supervisors, and judges. There are two statewide propositions.

You can confirm whether you are registered to vote by checking here.

You can view your sample ballot and polling place information here.

If you are a permanent vote-by-mail voter, your ballot should have arrived during the first two weeks of May. Permanent vote-by-mail voters can check the status of their ballot here. That link will show when your ballot was mailed to you, and later, will show whether it has been received back by the Registrar-Recorder.

If you received a vote-by-mail ballot but forgot to send it, you can drop it off at any polling place in the county, during election hours, on Election Day. Ballots that are received after 8 pm are not counted. On June 3, polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm.

The June 3 ballot includes 15 seats on the Los Angeles Superior Court. Twelve of them are contested by two or more candidates. All voters in Los Angeles County may vote for all of these seats.

The Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) reviews judicial candidates in contested races, and rates each, in ascending order of qualification, as “Not Qualified,” “Qualified,” “Well Qualified,” or “Exceptionally Well Qualified.” LACBA has released its ratings of the 2014 judicial candidates in this chart.   The full text of the report is here.

To see where different organizations stand on the candidates, click here.


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Full Closure of Bagley Avenue this Weekend

What:   Full Closure of Bagley Avenue and Exposition Boulevard

When: Continuous Closure – 8:00 a.m., Saturday, May 31 to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Work Hours:    8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday and Tuesday


  • Bagley Avenue, between Exposition Boulevard and the I-10 Freeway
  • Exposition Boulevard, between Cardiff Avenue and Durango Avenue

Traffic Impacts:

  • Bagley Avenue and Exposition Boulevard will be temporarily closed. Please refer to the detour map and follow detour signs for alternate routes.
  • Westbound and Eastbound Exposition Boulevard will have limited access during the closure.
  • Westbound and Eastbound National Boulevard will remain open.
  • Local access in the closure areas will be maintained at all times.
  • Electronic message boards, directional signage and flaggers will be used to direct vehicles and pedestrians around the construction zone.


  • Noise levels will be monitored to ensure work performed is within the necessary compliance levels. Sound blankets will be installed if required to buffer any noise that may impact the surrounding community.
  • Work crews will water down the work area to minimize dust, sweep adjacent streets of debris as needed, and will monitor the air.
  • Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced at all times and signage with specific restrictions will be in place in all construction areas.
  • Please obey all posted construction signs and do not enter the construction work zone.

(Construction schedules are subject to change for various reasons including but not limited to: weather conditions, unforeseen emergencies and other acts of nature.)

To view the construction notice – please click here.

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PNC Board Election…Come Out & Vote! Sunday May 18th!

Come Out & Vote for the next future leaders of the Palms Neighborhood Council. The Election will be held at the IMAN Center, 3376 Motor Ave. from  9a.m.-3p.m.

For a list of the Candidates running, click here


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21st Annual Palms Bicycle Rodeo-Saturday, May 10th

The 21st Annual Palms Bicycle Rodeo is just two weeks away!!! – Bring the family for an educational fun-filled day on Saturday May 10 from 10am-2pm at Palms Elementary School, 3520 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034.

This year’s Bike Rodeo… will featurbike-rodeo-webe an Interactive Bike and Traffic Safety Course presented by Safe Moves, a non-profit organization that provides bicycle safety and transit education programs for Elementary and Middle Schools.

We are also pleased to announce that in 2013, the Palms Neighborhood Council (PNC), a leader in the urban sustainability movement in Los Angeles, took great strides toward making the Palms Bike Rodeo a “Zero Waste Event” (ZWE)…and WE’RE DOING IT AGAIN!

A ZWE is designed with the intention that none of the waste generated by the event will be sent to the landfill, but instead will be diverted by reducing waste in planning and restricting new waste to items that can be composted and recycled.

***All children who attend the Palms Bike Rodeo and bring a reusable beverage container will be eligible for a second chance at winning a bicycle.  Adults in attendance with a reusable beverage container will receive a chance to win a refurbished adult bicycle.***


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Meet the Candidates- May 3rd and May 12th

forumElection Day May 18th is quickly approaching! Mark your calendars for May 3rd and May 12th when we will host candidate forums where you will have the opportunity to meet, mingle and ask the candidates your questions.

May 3rd Candidate Forum will be held at Culver Palms Church of Christ, 9733 Venice Blvd., from

May 12th Candidate Forum will be held at the IMAN Center, 3376 Motor Ave. from 7pm-9pm.

If you want to volunteer on Election Day or have any questions in regards to the upcoming Election, e-mail your Election Chair, Linnéa – elections@palmsla.org

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