SVANC - In the News
San Fernando Valley— The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the following lanes, ramps and connectors of the Golden State Freeway (I-5), the Ronald Reagan Freeway (SR-118) and the Hollywood Freeway (SR-170) as part of a $140-million improvement project to construct High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lanes and a direct HOV lane connector at the I-5/SR-170 interchange. Closures are subject to change.
Tuesday, February 22, through Friday, February 25
Click here for a full listing of affected Off-Ramps and times.
About the Project
This project involves the construction of an HOV lane in each direction on I-5 between the Hollywood Freeway (SR-170) and SR-118, a distance of 6.8 miles (3.4 miles in each direction). It will also widen four undercrossings, replace sections of pavement, and reconstruct the mixed-flow connector to build a direct HOV connector at the I-5/SR-170 interchange. A direct HOV connector allows for freeway-to-freeway transfers without exiting the carpool lane.
This project will alleviate congestion, encourage carpooling, improve air quality, and provide a smoother ride for motorists. The work is part of Caltrans’ effort to provide motorists with a seamless carpool lane network in California.
Work began in August 2010 and is on track to wrap up in the spring of 2013. Caltrans thanks motorists for their patience and understanding during construction.
On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, you are cordially invited to attend the 2010 Binational Health Fair. Please distribute the flyers (en Español).
Free health services include:
- Health workshops
- Dental Check
- High blood pressure
- HIV testing
- Cholesterol test
- Sexually transmitted diseases
Binational Health Week is one of the largest mobilization efforts of
government agencies, community-based organizations, and volunteers to
improve the health and well-being of the Latino population living in the
United States and Canada. It encompasses an annual week-long series of
health promotion and health education activities that include workshops,
vaccinations and medical screenings.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
9 am to 3 pm
Hansen Dam Recreation Center
Binational Health Week 2010 takes place from October 4-15, 2010 in 40 states
in the U.S. and 3 provinces in Canada, with the participation of the
consular networks in the United States of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador,
Costa Rica, Honduras, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
This year, the Binational Health Fair in the City of Los Angeles will take
place in the San Fernando Valley. We hope you can join us.
Sun Valley Beautiful will start our 3-month commitment to clean the Bradley-Tujunga-Peoria stretch between Tuxford and Glenoaks.
We will focus on one section at a time. On September 18, we will clean the area between 9048 and 9227 Tujunga Ave. This section starts at Sako's Auto Dismantlers to the Puck Your Part's fence across the street from 9227 Tujunga Ave.
Saturday, September, 18 2010
7 a.m. to 10 a.m
Waste Management Parking Lot
Please share the flyer (in Spanish) with everyone. Remember, students earn community service hours.
Let Lily Lee at email@example.com know if you'll be bringing or sending 15 or more people so we may prepare and have enough tools and supplies. Thank you!
North Valley Reporter - September 2010
September's edition of the North Valley Reporter is now available for view.
Join concerned residents throughout Los Angeles for the first Neighborhood Council Workshop to discuss the future of local empowerment. You will have the chance to hear from Councilmember Paul Krekorian, Department of Neighborhood Empowerment General Manager Bong-Hwan Kim and others.
In addition, you will get to have your own say during a series of break-out sessions to talk about neighborhood council funding, the mission of DONE, ethics training and much more.
You will also have the opportunity to present your own vision on the future of neighborhood councils.
Because of time constraints, each presentation will be limited to five minutes and we must be notified of each one by September 12. For more information, call (213) 473-7002.
To RSVP, please send your name, phone number and the neighborhood council you represent, and if you are interested in presenting your vision, to Daniel.Lopez@lacity.org. Space is limited, please RSVP as soon as possible and check CD2Policy.wordpress.com for more information.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
1 pm to 5 pm
Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center
North Valley Reporter - August 2010
August's edition of the North Valley Reporter is now available for view.
Meeting about the High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane beginning this month on I-5 between SR-118 and SR-170. Other upcoming I-5 Projects will also be discussed.
August 4, 2010
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Burbank Public Library
300 North Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91505
This project will build an HOV lane in each direction along I-5 from the Hollywood Freeway (SR-170) to the Ronald Reagan freeway (SR-118), a distance of 6.8 mils (3.4 miles each way). It will also widen four undercrossings, replace sections of pavement, and reconstruct the connector to allow HOV-to-HOV transfers between I-5 and SR-170.
360 bags of debris were picked up during June's Hot Spot Cleanup on San Fernando Road between Tuxford and Sunland. We filled the 40-yard rolloff donated by Crown Disposal.
July's cleanup will focus on Webb Avenue between Roscoe and Lankershim. We will set up at the Hollywood Video parking lot at 8025 Webb Avenue.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
7 a.m. to 10 a.m
8025 Webb Ave., between Roscoe and Lankershim
Please distribute this flyer to your neighbors, friends, and volunteers. Students will receive community service credit slips. Kindly respond to Lily Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to join us, and the number of volunteers you'll bring, so we may have enough tools and refreshment.
North Valley Reporter - July 2010
July's edition of the North Valley Reporter is now available for view.
Lawn Mower Exchange Program
Please join Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) for the San Fernando Valley LAWN MOWER EXCHANGE PROGRAM. Register now for AQMD's popular Mow Down Air Pollution program or call (888) 425-6247. Get a deep discount on a new, zero-emission, battery-powered electric lawnmower by trading in your old gasoline model.
July 24, 2010
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Pacoima Middle School
9919 Laurel Cyn Blvd.
Pacoima, CA 91331
This program is first-come, first-served. Advance registration is required. Call now to reserve your zero emission lawn mower. For more information please call (818) 504-3911
California High-Speed Train - Palmdale to Los Angeles
The California High-Speed Rail Authorities will have a follow-up meeting to obtain feedback in regards to the proposed High-Speed Train Project along Sylmar/San Fernando to SR 134 sub-section of the Palmdale to Los Angeles corridor. Read a statement from Mike O'Gara, 2nd Vice President of SVANC.
If you live or work along San Fernando Road, you WILL be impacted. Your involvement in this project early on will help influence its outcome!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
San Fernando Regional Pool Facility
North Valley Reporter - May 2010
May's edition of the North Valley Reporter is now available for view.
Along with community volunteers, Sun Valley Beautiful will clean up a "hot spot" (illegal dumping) in our neighborhood.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
7 a.m. to 10 a.m
San Fernando Road between Sunland and Tuxford
Community service credits are available for students who need them for school. Please contact Lily Lee at email@example.com if your company or group can bring 3 volunteers or donate $10 for water/snacks.
Athens Waste Management Facility Update
The City of Los Angeles Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) has extended public comments in regards to the proposed Athens Waste Management facility. This is in response to the overwhelming demand from attendees of Monday, May 10, 2010's Public Hearing to extend comment and review of the proposed permit package. City Councilman Paul Krekorian, one of many speakers in attendance, spoke against the current proposal. Please take the opportunity to comment on this matter, as all comments will be considered by the LEA.
Comments can be sent no later than Monday, May 24, 2010 at 5:00 pm to the LEA by email, mail or fax:
City of Los Angeles, LEA
200 N. Spring St. Room 1905 Stop 177
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 978-0890 - fax
Map of Proposed Athens Waste Management Site
Waste Management Bradley East Transfer Station - Facility Permit Meeting
The City of Los Angeles Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) will be holding an informational meeting concerning the issuance of a Solid Waste Facility Permit (SWFP) for a Large Volume Transfer/Processing facility for the Bradley East Transfer Station. Please attend and voice your concerns here.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Richard E. Byrd Middle School
Please use the school lot at Artleta & Wicks