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Pet Disaster Planning, Animal First Aid, & CPR August 16 6-745PM | MINC


Pet Disaster Planning, Animal First Aid, & CPR August 16 6-745PM

Hello folks and I hope this e-mail finds you well.

Here is another great event from Battalion 18’s Valerie Fontaine.

As you know, some of you more than others, pets are a part of the family. We’re always saying that you need to come up with a disaster plan for you and your family. Well, that includes your pets. Additionally, what would you do if your pet experienced a life threatening injury?

Valerie and slate of speaks will show you.

All of the details are attached. Space is limited and you MUST RSVP to attend. Do it today!

Foster Volunteers Urgently Needed | MINC


Foster Volunteers Urgently Needed

Sara Ebrahimi
(213) 482-9551


July 4th Fireworks Expected to Fill Shelters with scared/lost Pets

Los Angeles, CA, June 21, 2016 – LA Animal Services is gearing up for our busiest time of the year and we need YOUR help to create life-saving space in our City shelters.

We know that the July 4th Holiday and FIREWORKS will cause an influx of lost and frightened dogs and cats. You can foster a shelter animal for just four days (or more) and create life-saving space for orphan and abandoned shelter pets.

Last year, the East Valley Animal Shelter, placed 64 dogs out of the shelter, through fosters, adoptions or rescues before the holiday rush. Over the 4th of July weekend, 264 animals came into the shelter and no dogs were euthanized because of the extra space that was made from the generosity of the last minute foster volunteers. LA Animal Services goal is to repeat this again and help even more pets this year at all six of our City animal shelters.

By Monday, July 4th, LA City Animal Shelters will be filled to the brim with scared pets who couldn’t find their way home. They will be depending on us to help reunite them with their families.

Meanwhile, other great dogs and cats who have been with us for a while could be at risk if we run out of kennel space and all of our shelters are filled to capacity. We have dogs and cats of all ages and sizes just waiting for an opportunity to crash at your place for a few days to a week around the July 4th holiday weekend. You will be a life-saver!

Brenda Barnette, LA Animal Services General Manager said, “The July 4th holiday is one of the busiest intake periods for municipal shelters. While many people are out celebrating, the shelters will be flooded with pets, many will never find their way home. Our hope is that animal lovers in Los Angeles will come together to help pets in their community by fostering for a few days.”

It’s easy to become a Foster Volunteer! Just go online to download your application at LAAnimalServices.com/volunteer/foster-program or go to the City animal shelter nearest you and ask for a Foster Volunteer application. Take your completed form to the shelter and we’ll get you fostering a pet right away.

By temporarily opening your home to an animal in need, you are preparing an animal for adoption into a permanent home as well as DIRECTLY SAVING LIVES by fostering animals from our overcrowded shelters.

Or, have you been thinking about adopting but aren’t sure…fostering is a great test drive to see what it is like to have a four-legged addition to your home.

The shelters are open Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will be closed on the Fourth of July. To find the shelter closest to you, visit: LAAnimalServices.com/shelters or call (888) 452-7381. Our heartfelt thanks will be nothing compared to the purrs and kisses you will get from your foster pet.


St Elmo Village Summer fun! | MINC


St Elmo Village Summer fun!

We are celebrating our 47th year of creative community enrichment with a Village Art Exhibit and Sale featuring artists who live at the Village as well as artists who create work at our

The show will encompass painting, ceramic, photography,
assemblage art and more by emerging and established artists from Los Angeles and beyond, coming together in the spirit of creativity and human experience. We invite you to join us for the reception!

Where: St. Elmo Village // 4830 St. Elmo Dr. in Mid-City, LA
When: Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 2 pm to 5 pm

The exhibit will run through August 5, 2016, followed by our annual Summer Children’s Art Exhibit on Saturday, August 13, 2016.

Our crowdfunding campaign has garnered $2,285 towards updating computers to teach youth tech-related skills and developing new art and educational programs. We still need your support in keeping the Arts accessible to all people so that they can, in turn, go out into the world as happier, more whole and creative individuals. If you have visited the Village or taken part in its workshops, you understand the importance of art-making as a creative and personal outlet for self-expression. We are asking those who have the means to support the Arts by making a contribution through Crowdrise or sending a check payable to St. Elmo Village. Thank you in advance for your support.

We hope to see you this summer.

In gratitude,
St. Elmo Village

Roderick Sykes, Director
Jacqueline Alexander Sykes, Administrative Director

Adult Art Workshop
Tuesdays @ 12 pm – 2 pm
Adult Clay Workshop
Tuesdays @ 2 pm – 4 pm
Wednesday Children’s Workshop
Wednesdays (Until 8/10) @ 11 am – 12:30 pm
Children’s Workshop
Saturdays @ 11 am-12:30 pm
Drum Circle
Sundays @ 12 pm
Gallery and Open House
Sundays @ 12 pm – 5 pm All free and open to the public.
stelmovillage with your name and the address where you would like to have it sent. Thank you for your support!

Double the Workshops, Double the Fun!

From June 15 – August 10, 2016, youth can participate in the Children’s Art Workshop every Wednesday from 11 am to 12:30 pm in addition to the Saturday workshops. All kids from age 4 to 17 are welcome!

Join us as we celebrate the creativity of our youth with art and refreshments. Art will be available for purchase – part of the proceeds will go back to funding art workshops for more children.

Meet Our 2016 Getty Muticultural Undergraduate Intern Tiana Chanaiwa

Tiana is new to the St. Elmo Village family of Interns. She currently
attends Pomona College in Claremont with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Spanish.

Tiana brings to the Village experience working with diverse communities through her work with Pomona College Academy for Youth Success in Claremont, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Community Arts Partnership Summer Academy, and several other wonderful organizations serving the youth, environment and community.

We know Tiana will fit right in with St. Elmo Village, and we are very excited to have her with us this summer.

Medi-Cal and CalFresh Enrollment Assistance | MINC


Medi-Cal and CalFresh Enrollment Assistance

The California Department of Social Services, DPSS is scheduled to be at the Wellington Square Farmer’s Market on Sunday, May 22nd from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Our Eligibility staff will provide on-site Medi-Cal and CalFresh enrollment assistance as well as educate the community about our DPSS programs.

Crenshaw HealthFest | MINC


Crenshaw HealthFest


I would like to announce the Second Annual Crenshaw HealthFest. We encourage you to stop by and help us raise the Health IQ in South Los Angeles.

Please share this flyer on social media using the hashtag #CrenshawHealthFest. If you would like printed copies of the flyer, please let me know!

Patrick MacFarlaneField Representative

Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

54th District

300 Corporate Pointe, Suite 380

Culver City, CA 90230

Office (310) 342-1070 | Fax (310) 342-1078

WAHA June Tour – Tickets now available! | MINC


WAHA June Tour – Tickets now available!

A Walk in the Park

A Tour of Historic Victoria Park
Saturday, June 4, 2016 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Victoria Park is home to grand Arts & Crafts, Tudor and Revival residences with an abundance of period touches. Tour five unique homes with massive hearths, carved woodwork, and fine stained and leaded glass windows.

Purchase Advance Tickets: $30 General Admission All tickets $35 after May 27


Crenshaw/LAX half way there celebration

Join us for the Halfway There Community Celebration!

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10A to 4P
Leimert Park Village, 4395 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

Metro is hosting a community celebration, as we approach the halfway mark on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. We thank the community for your patience and continued support as we achieve this significant milestone. Anticipated activities include:

> Performances by local musical artists

> Kids zone

> Marketplace

> Metro and Contractor employment opportunities

> Small business resources

> Sustainability resources

Special Bulky Item Drop Off Events on April 16, May 28, and June 18 | MINC


Special Bulky Item Drop Off Events on April 16, May 28, and June 18

LA Sanitation’s free bulky item drop offs to help keep Los Angeles clean.

The special events will be held on:

  • Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please share with your social media networks and consider posting the event flyer on your agency website.


Join Us Rain or Shine – WSIA Beautification Along Washington Blvd. – Sat. 4/9, 9a-12p

This is the final reminder… and we really could use some help!

We have a handful of volunteers who have offered to support our beautification efforts along Washington Blvd., but we need about 30 people to make this go quickly, and we are definitely short of that number.

Please come out and support the neighborhood and our Wellington Square Improvement Association.  We will be planting and mulching the parkway between Wellington Rd. and Victoria Ave.  We will also be doing a cleanup – picking up trash, etc. along the entire stretch of Washington Blvd. in Wellington Square.

All neighbors are encouraged to come out and help.  We will be joined by KYCC for the planting, as part of a project funded by MINC.  The plants have been generously supplied by Lore Hilburg from Buckingham Rd.

Any questions, please contact Michael Sonntag at (323) 951-1113 or via email at info@wellingtonsquare.net.

Anyone who is able to start even earlier (8AM) – we need a few volunteers to go to Lore Hilburg’s house (1943 Buckingham Rd.) to prep the cardboard we will be using for weed abatement.

We certainly hope to see all of you out there – even in the rain!  We need to get the plants into the ground, and this is the last opportunity to get the support of KYCC until July.

WSIA Beautification Flyer 04-09-16