Candidate for City Council CD11 Traci Park in SoMar next week

Our Mar Vista Community Council Zone 5 Director, Drew Ruesch, is having a meet and greet with CD 11 Candidate for City Council, Traci Park,  a week from Friday May 20th at 6:30 PM at his house on McLaughlin in South Mar Vista. Co-sponsoring the event is two MVCC at Large Directors Charlene Samiley and Carolyn Honda. So if you would like to meet Drew et al in person please RSVP by this Friday the 13th at the highlighted RSVP link below. Of note, Charlene is the Vice Chair of the MVCC Homeless Committee.

Join us for a Meet and Greet with CD 11’s favorite candidate Traci Park on Friday, May 20th at 6:30 pm.

She lives in CD11 and has been directly affected by the policies in place. She is our CHOICE FOR CHANGE and is seeking to TRANSFORM and REGAIN control of our neighborhoods. 

The meet and greet will give you an opportunity to listen to her plans, ask questions, and see what she is about. The goal is for a big push before Election Day. 

If you have friends you think will be interested in attending, please let us know. 

The event is FREE and you’re NOT being asked to donate.

Please RSVP by Friday May 13, As we need to get a count for food and drinks.

Hope to see you there!

Carolyn, Drew & Charlene”

Not a South Mar Vista Neighborhood Association endorsement.

Meeting at the Mar Vista Wednesday August 25th from 6PM to 8PM

The Wednesday August 25th joint meeting of SoMar and the North Oval Neighborhood Assn. will take place at the Mar Vista Restaurant at 12249 Venice Blvd. on the north side of Venice  from 6PM to approx. 8PM. We don’t know yet the food or drink availability and Covid protocols.

The main reason is to meet our new Mar Vista Community Council Zone 5 Director Drew Reusch. Zone 5 has the same footprint as the South Mar Vista NA boundaries.  Drew has also taken the Chair of the PLUM Committee and the position of MVCC Treasurer.  Other guest confirmed is Dr. Rob Watkins the Chair of the MVCC Homeless Committee. LAPD and other guests have not confirmed yet.

The topics to consider will be Crime, unhoused encampments, a new non-profit group called HousingMV and what their impact could be, and possible Upzoning of Single family lots. Agenda to be announced.

Please invite any neighbors that may not yet be on the South Mar Vista e-mail list. Please RSVP to SoMar President Steve Wallace at

National Night Out and LAPD Pacific Boosters Thanks You

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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT for our LAPD Pacific Area Officers and the communities they serve was a fantastic, fun, engaging,”mutual” show of support evening that was enjoyed by all. We hope you were there to share in the spirit and energy that surrounded us from 6PM – 9PM at Penmar Park – a perfect setting for the evening.    MH-1-400.jpgofficers2400.jpgofficers400.jpg 


Below are all our prize donors. 
Be sure to visit them & give them your support!

Mexican Restaurant
533 Rose Ave. 

The Butcher’s Daughter
Vegetarian Restaurant 
1205 Abbot Kinney

The Waterfront Venice 
California Restaurant 
205 Ocean Front Walk

The Rose Venice
California Restaurant 
220 Rose Ave.

The Venice Whaler
American Eatery
10 Washington Blvd

The Pier House
Seafood Restaurant 
7 W Washington Blvd

Baja Cantina
Mexican Restaurant 
311 Washington Blvd 

Cantalini’s Salerno Beach 
Italian Restaurant
193 Culver Blvd

Mar Vista Grab and Go 
American Restaurant 
12226 Venice Blvd

Rutts Hawaiian Cafe 
Hawaiian Restaurant 
11707 Washington Place

Rasselbock Kitchen & Beer 
German Restaurant 
3817 Grand View Blvd

Mavro Kafe
Coffee Shop 
12224 Venice Blvd

 Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery 
Deli & Gourmet Groceries
1517 Lincoln Blvd.

Thank You To Our Photographers
Brian Ulf and Rob Kadota

Our CPAB Event Chair
George Francisco 
and his CPAB committee 
Ron Mito – Rob Kato – Rob Kadota –
Pat Karasick – Ron Mito

Our Announcer 
Rob Kadota 
Our DJ
Alex Rosales
Special Thanks To 
Sargent Brian Cook 

Special Thanks Also To:
All those in the community who 
helped make the pieces come together 
so quickly for this year’s NNO. 
You know who you are!!

.The best way to build a safer community
 is to knowour neighbors
& our surroundings & our police!