Mar Vista Community Center another Giving Tuesday Idea

Hi Friends:
If you’ve received this email, you’ve indicated an interest in helping our Historic Fire Station 62 project at Windward and Centinela, Mar Vista, become a reality. 
Our goal is to rehab the existing old fire station building to house the future Bill Rosendahl Community Center. We couldn’t think of anyone more deserving than Bill, who was the heartbeat of CD11.
In order to make this happen, we’ve got to raise about 1.6 million [probably more to be prepared for construction, labor, and materials costs increases]. 
HOWEVER…in order to get to the initial 1.6 million, we must show a broad donor base. 
My ask is really simple:Please participate in Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020, by making a small donation to the Friends of Historic Fire Station 62. You can do this through our website, linked below, by clicking the bright yellow button [right hand side of the landing page] marked “Donate”. We would love small gifts: $5; $10; $25. Your gift is tax deductible as we are a duly incorporated 501c3 organization.
If you could also reach out to your friends and family, that would be fantastic. If you spread the word on your various networks and lists, that would also be fantastic.The more small donors, the better.
Please join me! 
Giving Tuesday presents us with an opportunity to connect as a community and use our power of generosity to heal. Together, we can make this happen. Let’s honor a man who was a pioneer as the first openly gay member of the Los Angeles City Council, who served CD 11 with integrity, and who gave voice to the voiceless at City Hall.
For more information, visit our Friends of Historic Fire Station 62 website, or our Facebook page. 
Sharon Commins

Mar Vista Community Center at Historic Fire Station 62 – Mar Vista Community CenterA community-driven project to turn our historic, abandoned fire station into a dynamic community center for the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles,

Giving Tuesday is Tomorrow December 1, 2020


On December 10, 2020, the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Area Station along with The Boys and Girls Club and Reliant Urgent Care will be partnering to organize a toy drive for local community members and their families. This event will be very special because it allows everyone to come together and celebrate the Holiday season while providing for families in the most need.For past events, many local community leaders, businesses, and religious groups have taken the opportunity to express their appreciation to the officers and community members that serve the Pacific Area by offering a monetary donation to support the event. This show of support has always been greatly appreciated.

We would like to invite you to participate this year by donating a monetary donation of any kind. Any monetary donations made by check should be made out to “Pacific Area Boosters Association.” The Pacific Area Boosters PayPal can be found for online donations at you in advance for your consideration and/or donationIf you have any questions or would like to arrange a pickup of your donation, please contact via email Officer Brianna Brown, or call Pacific Area Community Relations Office, 310-482-6397.Thank you for your continued support. 
All of us at The Pacific Area Boosters AssociationThe Pacific Area BoostersThe Pacific Aea Boosters Association, as we call oursleves, is an organization comprised of community members, businesses and professionals who support the LAPD Pacific Division. incorporated in 1973 as a 501c (3) non-profit organization, the Boosters elicit community involvement in the continual campaign against crime.This program is an integral part of the overall effort to reduce all forms of crime and drug abuse and to give individuals a means of organizing to maintain a high quality of life in our community.      .
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Three LAPD Related Notices for November 2020

Three Los Angeles Police related notices with links below.  Councilman Bonin will have a Zoom Meeting with Police Chief and a City Deputy Mayor on Monday November 16th. Please prepare some questions if they are allowed. LAPD Budget has been reduced. Click anywhere on the graphic or here to RSVP

Please consider donating to the Pacific Area Boosters non-profit to thank officers with a meal for their service who are working on Thanksgiving Eve and Day. I have placed their letter below the graphic. Any donation small $5.00 or large is appreciated and tax deductible.  Click anywhere on the graphic or here

The LAPD Youth Services Officers supported by the Boosters are also following up last years successful fundraiser by selling and delivering to your door fresh Holiday wreaths, trees and other evergreen garnishes. The deadline for ordering is next week Nov. 16th.  I have placed Officer Nadya’s letter below the graphic.  These funds will help with their  annual Toy and food Drive for underprivileged youth and families in our area. Click anywhere on the graphic or here

LAPD Pacific Division 
“Officer Appreciation Thanksgiving Dinner”

thanksgivingIt’s almost time for our annual Pacific Officer’s Thanksgiving Appreciation Dinner and we would love to have your support & participation! 

Showing our support of our officers is more meaningful than ever this year!  Our Pacific Division officers are the “best” in caring for our interests, never blinking through all the ongoing chaos. Let’s give them a wonderful showing of support & “thanks” with our appreciation dinner. 

If you are not familiar with this event,  members of CPAB (Community Police Advisory Board), members of the Boosters, and community volunteers put on a huge buffet Thanksgiving meal for our officers the day before Thanksgiving with lots of left-overs for those working on the day of Thanksgiving. 

THIS YEAR due to COVID- 19 there are some snags.  Food must come from commercial sources and very few volunteer are allowed onsite at the station.. What can you do? We welcome your support via financial donations of “any” size!  
It’s easy to do … simply click on this link again, “any” size, $5+ is welcomed.    Your names  will be included on a card for all officers to see and all donations are also tax deductible.  501(C)3 Nonprofit #95-3971193Please spread the word... our flyer is below as an image and via this link you can download a pdf version:.

Subject: Christmas Tree Sales Hello Pacific Community, Hope that you and your families are doing well and staying healthy.  We are reaching out to you because last year you were so kind as to order a Christmas Tree, Wreath, Swag or Garland for yourself or as a kind donation for a military family.    To help you “Deck the Halls, “we decided to once again sell Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Swags and Garland….One Stop Shop!!  This year to make it convenient, safe and contactless, all orders will be online.  Avoid the crowded Christmas Tree lots and take advantage of having your purchase delivered to your front door, (nominal fee).    If you would like to purchase a tree for your family, wreath, swag, garland or make a contribution toward a tree or wreath for a military family please click on the above link and you will be directed to the sales page.  Order deadline is November 16th. We would like to thank you in advance for your consideration and support to the Los Angeles Police Department, Pacific Division.   Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or my partner, Brianna Brown   Respectfully, 

Nadya Bennyworth

Los Angeles Police Department

Pacific Area

Youth Service Officer/Community Relations Office

310-482-6397 office

Replay of the Downtown Mar Vista Upgrades Zoom Meeting

Thank you for attending the Downtown Mar Vista Beautification- Step One – Needs Assessment Webinar and for taking the Survey. Your preferences will be documented and us to create a second survey to refine the choices that have been prioritized. If you have friends and neighbors who could not attend please share the following links:

Watch the presentation on Youtube –

Take the survey – the survey will be available until through Friday, November 6th – 

Remember to register for our next onsite event at the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market on Sunday November 22nd from 9am to 2pm.  Everyone who signs up will also be sent a link to the survey that will be used onsite the day before the event.

Register at Eventbrite –

Once again, thank you for your participation and please feel free to reach out to me or Alek Bartrosouf with any questions.

Anna Apostolos

Senior Program Manager

Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative

800 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 970

Los Angeles, CA 90017

213-627-1822 ext 14

714-928-4922 cell

“Rebuilding Neighborhoods One Block At A Time”