Elysian Valley Thanksgiving News [11-21-2014]

Dear Neighbor:

Please be alert for any suspicious criminal activity and don’t hesitate to call 911 to report.  Better you call a false alarm than to not call what may very well be a crime in progress.  Know that you can contact police and request to remain anonymous.  You too can request that they call you back with a status report on the criminal activity you report.   If a victim of a crime, please remember to file a police report in person at the San Fernando Rd. Station.  The day is coming when we will be able to do so on-line from the comfort of our own home computer.  Know that No report=No Crime, which in turn equals no police resources to EV.  Thank you for doing your part.
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The Funnies
La Times

Crimes between 11/12/2014 – 11/20/2014BURGLARY
Date: 11/20/2014 10:30 AM
Location: 1700 BLAKE AV
Description: BURGLARY (entry of structure w/intent to commit theft or a felony) INCLUDES VESSELS

4-Way Safety Stop

A 4-way stop was installed this week at Blake Ave./Riverdale Ave. intersection, which had become a safety concern to many  EV residents.  We thank those who brought this safety correction to attention and Councilmember O’Farrell for his attention and aid.  

Turkey meal give-away for Thanksgiving

This past Wednesday, six (6) Elysian Valley families received a Thanksgiving Turkey meal compliments of Councilmember O’Farrell is partnering with the Dodgers.  We thank the good Councilmember for sharing this benefit with Elysian Valley families in need.

From the Desk of F. Albert 

Good Eggs is looking for temporary hires

Hey All-Good Eggs is looking for temporary hires to help us out for Thanksgiving. The following link explains it all. http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/goodeggs/temporary-grocery-delivery-drivers/cb58f0zfCr5iJZiGaltGfRthanks!

LAPD Badges for Bandages…

The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division is collecting cartoon bandages for Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles throughout the entire month of November. Donated bandages can be given to the front desk officer to put in the box found in the Report Writing Room.

Now until Monday, December 1
Open 24 Hours

LAPD Valley Traffic Division Station
7870 Nollan Pl.
Panorama City For more information, call (818) 644-803

Elysian Valley “Q” Conditions Update

Marsh Skate Park November events

Give LA the gift of green space! Donate today

Welcome to Daisy’s Kitchen

Butter Pecan Tartlets (these taste like pecan pie)

Tart Shells

  • 1/2 – Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 – Cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 – egg
  • 1 – teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 3/4- Cup all-purpose flour


  • 1 – Cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 – Cup butter or margarine
  • 1/3 – Cup dak corn syrup
  • 1 – Cup chopped pecans
  • 36 pecan halves

Heat over to 400 degrees in large mixer bowl combine all tart shel ingredients.  Beat at med.speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture is crumbly (2 to 3 min.).  Press 1 tbsp. mixture into cups of mini muffin pans to for 36 (1 3/4″ to 2″) shells.  Bake for 7 to 10 min. or until very lightly browned. Reduce over to 350 degrees.  Meanwhile, in 2-qt saucepan combine all filling ingredients exceptchopped pecans and pecan halves.  Cook over med. heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil (4 to 5 min.).  Remove from heat; stir in chopped pecans.  Spoon into baked shells.  Top each with a pedal half.  Bake for 5 min. Coo; remove from pans. And Enjoy!
Cheap Talk is Back!

Collaborations with a Difficult City: Part 1
Doors Open @ 7:00pm
Talk @ 7:30pm
$5-10 Suggested Donation
For the Fall 2014/Winter 2015 series Josh Shenk, author of the recently published book, The Powers of Two, Seeking the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairswill curate three Cheap Talk conversations focused on collaborations with, in and around Los Angeles, a city that presents many challenges.
Christopher Hawthorne has been the architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times since 2004. Before coming to The Times, he was architecture critic for Slate and a frequent contributor to the New York Times. He is the author, with Alanna Stang, of The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture. 
Joshua Wolf Shenk is a curator, essayist, and author. His work has appeared in Slate, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and the national bestseller Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression, edited by Nell Casey. His first book, Lincoln’s Melancholy, was named one of the best books of 2005 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, and won awards from The Abraham Lincoln Institute, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and the National Mental Health Association.
This event will be held at Clockshop/elysian:
2806 Clearwater Street
Los Angeles, CA 90039

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Holiday Workshop with Good Eggs

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop with Good Eggs and Handmade Floral Designs

Lori Gresty of Handmade Floral Designs will teach you everything you need to know to create your very own, one-of-a-kind holiday wreath. Lori creates her beautiful handmade floral designs using locally sourced flowers from Southern California and the Central California Coast. Be prepared to have fun with festive flowers, expert techniques, and delicious Good Eggs treats!

This festive wreath will make a fabulous holiday gift, brightening up any home and leaving your friends impressed! We’ll provide all of the flowers and tools you’ll need for the workshop, resulting in a gorgeous wreath to take home. Lori’s flowers will be on full display and she’ll gladly educate us about the blossoms we’ll be using. Take a moment to embrace the holiday season with us!

Where: 2760 Clearwater St., LA, 90039. Parking is in the front lot along the fence.
When: Saturday, December 13th, 2:30 – 4:30pm
RSVPPlease RSVP soon! Tickets are $60 per person and cover the cost of all of the flowers and supplies you will need!

RSVP here!


Immigration Reform Executed this Week

Top 20 highest paying college majors
Let’s look at college for a second. There are certain fields where people make the highest starting salaries with an undergraduate degree.

Here’s a list of the top 20 starting salaries for 2014-15 graduates, according to Michigan State University’s Recruiting Trends 2014-15 report:

  1. Electrical Engineering – $57,030
  2. Computer Engineering – $56,576
  3. Mechanical Engineering – $56,055
  4. Software Design – $54,183
  5. Computer Programming – $54,065
  6. Chemical Engineering – $53,622
  7. Computer Science – $52,237
  8. Civil Engineering – $51,622
  9. Mathematics (includes applied) – $47,952
  10. Construction – $45,591
  11. Supply Chain – $45,508
  12. Finance – $44,699
  13. Accounting – $44,525
  14. Nursing – $43,481
  15. Chemistry – $43,344
  16. Human Resources – $42,495
  17. Marketing – $41,481
  18. Economics – $41,118
  19. Humanities & Liberal Arts – $39,162
  20. Agricultural Sciences – $38,854

Education and training need to be a lifetime pursuit. Jobs morph over time. The jobs of 2030 do not exist today. You can overcome the skills gap with additional training or education.

The LA River, the Frog Spot &  FOLAR

Metrolink Taylor-Yard Health Risk Assessment is Revealed

Potentially harmful diesel emissions from Metrolink’s maintenance facility near downtown Los Angeles are in decline and lower than other air pollution sources in the area, according to a study released Friday

The health risk assessment, which was requested last year by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), states that diesel emissions are expected to plunge 79% from 2010 to 2017 due to ongoing measures by the commuter railroad to reduce air pollution at the facility.   Click the following link to read the full story. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-metrolink-air-pollution-20141114-story.html

Diesel & Your Health

Bible study @ St. Ann Parish Every Monday at 6 pm

2302 Riverdale Ave.
1365 Blake Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90031

We would love to have you at our Bible study.  We meet every Monday in the Hall from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM including refreshment time.  The purpose of the study is to help folks understand the Biblical sources of the Catholic faith and how we can tap into the power of God to enhance our everyday lives.  We look at the readings for the upcoming Sunday.  We use a number of church approved sources to help us to fully understand what God is saying to us in in those readings.  Come and check it out!
Gary KraussBob Berg’s Holiday Studio is Open 

Bob Berg’s Holiday photo studio is now open.  Get professional photography for only a $20 donation.  Bob donates all proceeds to Elysian Valley Oganizations.  Bring your flash drive or blank CD and walk away with quality photo memories you can take to print. Please text or email Bob for appointment.

San Francisco’s Mayor is a dog

Today the mayor of San Francisco is a dog.The city championed animal rights with a Chihuahua-mix city official, Frida.

This is the first time San Francisco has had a dog mayor, said Deb Campbell, spokeswoman for the city animal shelter, the Department of Animal Care and Control.

The rescue dog, often photographed wearing a colorful sweater, will be saluted during a meeting of the Board of Supervisors, followed by a 4 p.m. gathering on the steps of City Hall that could draw hundreds of animal lovers. Click the following link to read the full story. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-san-francisco-dog-mayor-20141118-story.html

St. Ann’s Parish New Pictorial Directory

Invitation to LA-mas Friendsgiving

Please join us Monday, November 24th from 11am-2pm for the first annual LA-Más Friendsgiving!  We will be providing the Turkey (and vegetarian substitutes), desserts, and beverages. Please bring a side dish to share! The lunch will be held at our office located at 3051 N. Coolidge Ave in Elysian Valley.

RSVP to stacey@mas.la by Friday November 21st so we can prepare an adequately sized turkey.
LA-Más Team
Stacey Rigley
Project Manager
www.mas.laThe EVRNC is still accepting applications for its Board vacancy

Hello Elysian Valley Community,
The EVRNC is still accepting applications for its Board vacancy.  If interested, please complete the attached application.  Also, please forward this information to anyone who might be interested.
In order to run for the Board, a candidate must meet ONE of the following criteria:
1. Reside within the Elysian Valley neighborhood.
2. Own property within the Elysian Valley neighborhood.
3. Own a business or work within the Elysian Valley neighborhood.
The Board will vote on filling the vacancy at the 11/20 Board Meeting.  Candidates interested should be at that meeting and will be allowed a few minutes to present themselves, prior to the Board vote.
Any questions, please contact Jeff Klein at jklein.evrnc@gmail.com or at 310-770-1679.
Thank you!

Elysian Valley Riverside Neighborhood Council meets every third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. @ Allesandro Elementary School (in the cafeteria), 2210 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles 90039

Follow the EVRNC on Facebook!

Free Basketball Clinic for Kids

Give the Gift of Art!

3rd Annual Friendsgiving Invitation

Dear Friends,
Please save the date, November 25th, 6-8pm, for Friendsgiving, our annual holiday party to celebrate our partners and supporters for all you do for the LA River.

As always, we will be having a friendly bake off! Enter your favorite sweet treat to win the golden spatula and an awesome LA-centric prize. Please feel free to share the invitation with your office-mates and colleagues. RSVP here.
LA River Corp
— Join us at our very first pop-up dinner event on the LA River . To get your tickets to Dining at Dusk, please click here: http://bit.ly/diningatdusk