The Palms NC is looking to recruit new Board members!

The PNC is looking for qualified applicants from the community to fill two Board positions – Vice President and Business Representative Area 1 (Pacific Electric).

According to our Bylaws, the duties of the Vice President include:
1. Assume the duties of the President in case of absence, illness, and/or conflict of interest/recusal and becomes president on the death, resignation or permanent incapacity of the President for the remainder of the President’s term.
2. Assists the President and assumes special duties and responsibilities as necessary.

The Business Representative works with local businesses to represent their interests in the community. An eligible stakeholder should show a connection or commitment to represent the Palms business community.

If you are interested, please email Tanya Leal at secretary@palmsla.org with yourname, contact information (including address), availability, and a brief statement of interest in the joining the PNC. Applications should be submitted by Thursday January 23rd, 2014.

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It’s Election Time for Neighborhood Councils!

Join the Outreach Committee on Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the IMAN Center, 3376 Motor Avenue., as we discuss outreach ideas for the upcoming Palms Neighborhood Council Election on May 18, 2014.

Our goal is inform the community of the upcoming election, get people to run for a Board Seat and Vote.

We’d love to hear from the community! You may also submit your ideas by email to Secretary Tanya at Secretary@palmsla.org

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Join the Palms Neighborhood Council for our winter Ice Cream Social. Come mingle and meet your Neighborhood Council and celebrate the holiday with complimentary ice cream and warm beverage!

Friday, December 20th from 5 until 7pm

Scoops Westside, 3400 Overland Avenue

Help us spread the word – download, print, and post the flyer: http://palmsla.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/holidayflyer3.pdf

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Expo Construction Notice: Night Closure of National Boulevard for National/Palms Bridge Work

Full closure of National Boulevard north of the intersection of National/Palms Boulevard will be closed from 9:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m. on December 17, 2013 through December 19, 2013 and on January 13, 2014 through January 30, 2014. To view construction notice-Click here 121213-EXPO-P2-CONSTRUCTION-NOTICE-National-Palms-Bridge-Night-Work1

Traffic Impacts:

·       National Boulevard will be closed to all traffic between Manning Avenue and

      Exposition Boulevard during nighttime hours 9:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m.

·       Westbound National Boulevard traffic will be detoured at Bagley Avenue.

·        Northbound Palms Boulevard traffic will be detoured at Exposition Boulevard.

·       All traffic lanes will be open to through traffic during daytime hours.

·       Electronic message boards will be used to advise of the closures and manage  traffic detours to update commuters as necessary.

·       Directional signage and/or flagmen will be used to safely direct vehicles and pedestrians around the construction zone.

·       Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced at all times and signage with specific restrictions will be in place in all construction areas.

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Committee Meetings for December

Below is the list of PNC committees that are meeting and will not be meeting this month:

  • Green Committee-No December Meeting
  • Outreach Committee- December 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Fire Station #43, 3690 Motor Ave.
  • Projects and Policy Committee-December 19, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at Fire Station #43, 3690 Motor Ave.
  • Transportation & Safety-No December Meeting
  • Planning and Land Use Committee-No December Meeting
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Fire Station #43 (Palms) Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser- Saturday December 7, 2013

Join the PNC on Saturday December 7, 2013 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. as we help our local Fire Station 43 support one of their own, retired fireman, Engineer Stu Premme. Stu Premmer dedicated over 30 years of service to the City of Los Angeles and retired in 2009 as a well-respected and a dedicated member of the LAFD. Shortly after leaving the Fire Department, Stu began his battle with a deadly disease.

Please come out and support Stu and his Family in this very difficult time.

*Pancakes, Bacon, Eggs and Sausages prepared by Firefighters
* Fire Engine Display and Station Tours
* Jumper for the Kids

$5.00 donation per plate

Fire Station #43 is located at 3690 Motor Ave.

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Santa Claus is Coming to Palms – Watch for Santa on the LAPD Sleigh!

Santa will be coming to the Palms Neighborhoods on Wednesday December 4, 2013!

Santa Stops:

Stop 1: 2:00 PM-3724 Cardiff Ave (Niko’s Pre-School)

Stop 2: 3:00 PM-3535 Overland Ave (Golden Manor Independent Living Home)

Stop 3: 5:00 PM-N/W Corner of Vinton Ave, behind the Fire Station #43 (Evening of Community Neighborhood Watch)

Stop 4: 5:45 PM-Clover Elementary School (Westside Village Neighborhood Watch)

Stop 5: 6:45 PM-3500 Greenfield Ave

Please listen for sirens, music and flashing police lights.

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ALL WEEKEND Closure of Overland Avenue, North of Freeway

While technically not  in Palms, the closure of Overland Avenue from Ashby Avenue and Coventry Place/Dunleer Place to install rail for the Expo Line project will impact commuters in and out of Palms.  This should not impact your ability to enter and exit the freeway, though expect traffic. Please use alternative routes when possible. The full notice from the Expo Line Phase 2 Authority is below:

Where/When:  

Location Dates and Hours
Overland Avenue between Ashby Avenue and Coventry Place/Dunleer Place 9:00 p.m. Friday, November 22 to

6:00 a.m. Monday, November 25, 2013*

 

  Work will be continuous throughout the weekend

 Traffic Impacts:

  • Overland Avenue will be temporarily closed between Ashby Avenue and Coventry Place/Dunleer Place. Please refer to the detour map and follow detour signs for alternate routes.
  • 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.

Advisories:

  • Noise levels will be monitored to ensure compliance and the work area will be watered down to minimize dust.
  • 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.)

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Woodbine Park Groundbreaking!

IMG_7557On October 2nd, LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz, former City Councilmember Rosalind Wyman, and members of the Palms community joined the Palms Neighborhood Council and the Department of Recreation and Parks to break ground on the modernization of Woodbine Park – a pocket park at Vinton Avenue and Woodbine Street in Palms.

IMG_7538PNC President Eli Lipmen welcomed everyone to the soon-to-be constructed “community living room” in Palms – an eco-friendly project that brings the whole community together. Department of Recreation and Parks Assistant General Manager Michael Shull described the improvements, to include a resurfaced and updated basketball court, new LED lighting, a brand new playground on a rubberized surface, new sidewalks, a native plant demonstration area, and additional improvements to the parks benches, trash cans, and more. He explained, “the Palms Neighborhood Council came to us with a shovel-ready design and an extensive community outreach plan, which made it much easier to begin construction on this project quickly.”

IMG_7531PNC Vice President Niall MacMenamin, who led the projects development over four years, recognized the contribution of those in the community – past Council members, developers, school children, parents, park-goers, and community groups – in developing a strategic plan that ensured this project remained a top priority for the Neighborhood Council over four years. You can read more about the PNC’s strategic plan, extensive outreach efforts, and design plans here. Councilmember Paul Koretz recognized the support of Rosalyn Wyman and the LA Parks Foundation, who brought needed funds to the park, a ‘sister park’ to the Rosalind Wyman Recreation Center on Overland Avenue.

After the formal program, the community gathered together, grabbed shovels, and ceremoniously broke ground on the new park in Palms! Construction will officially begin Monday, October 7th and will last until the end of January 2014.

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PNC Blitz Day in Action in Palms!

CAPTION: Aida Valencia (pictured right), Neighborhood Council Blitz Representative of the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services, and Charles Miller, Chair of the Palms Neighborhood Council Transportation and Safety Committee, oversee repairs to Charnock Road in Palms during the NC Blitz on September 27, 2013.

CAPTION: Aida Valencia (pictured right), Neighborhood Council Blitz Representative of the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services, and Charles Miller, Chair of the Palms Neighborhood Council Transportation and Safety Committee, oversee repairs to Charnock Road in Palms during the NC Blitz on September 27, 2013.

If you drive around Charnock, Glendon, and Overland Avenues today, you might see Bureau of Street Services’s workers, and Aida Valencia in particular for making this happen! If you drive around Charnock, Glendon, and Overland Avenues today, you might see Bureau of Street Services workers out, or a newly fixed pothole. This is part of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Neighborhood Council Blitz project – repairs were selected via stakeholder outreach conducted by the Palms NC Transportation and Safety Committee.  

Workers from the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services repair a section of the street near the corner of Glendon Avenue and Charnock Road in Palms on September 27, 2013, as part of the Neighborhood Council Blitz.  The repairs were selected by the Transportation and Safety Committee of the Palms Neighborhood Council, based on stakeholder input.

Workers from the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services repair a section of the street near the corner of Glendon Avenue and Charnock Road in Palms on September 27, 2013, as part of the Neighborhood Council Blitz. The repairs were selected by the Transportation and Safety Committee of the Palms Neighborhood Council, based on stakeholder input.

A section of street near the corner of Glendon Avenue and Charnock Road in Palms that will be repaired by the Bureau of Street Services on September 27, 2013, as part of the Neighborhood Council Blitz.  The repairs were selected by the Transportation and Safety Committee of the Palms Neighborhood Council, based on stakeholder input.

A section of street near the corner of Glendon Avenue and Charnock Road in Palms that will be repaired by the Bureau of Street Services on September 27, 2013, as part of the Neighborhood Council Blitz. The repairs were selected by the Transportation and Safety Committee of the Palms Neighborhood Council, based on stakeholder input.

Workers from the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services repair a section of the street near the corner of Glendon Avenue and Charnock Road in Palms on September 27, 2013, as part of the Neighborhood Council Blitz.  The repairs were selected by the Transportation and Safety Committee of the Palms Neighborhood Council, based on stakeholder input.

Workers from the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services repair a section of the street near the corner of Glendon Avenue and Charnock Road in Palms on September 27, 2013, as part of the Neighborhood Council Blitz. The repairs were selected by the Transportation and Safety Committee of the Palms Neighborhood Council, based on stakeholder input.

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