Thursday, February 22, from 6:30-8:30 at All Nations Church, 10000 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace.
Join the community organizations, elected officials and community leaders who are calling for elimination of proposed route alternatives that threaten our communities, water supply, Big Tujunga Wash, Hansen Dam and Angeles National Forest. These routes also increase our fire risk exponentially!
Add your voice on “Resident’s Day” and tell the high speed train Authority that delay is unacceptable and that the existing routes MUST be eliminated immediately! To help us plan, please RSVP by email with attendees names to email@example.com. For updates, visit our website: (www.dontrailroad.us).
Community Input Meeting on Interim Motel Conversion (IMC) Ordinance
The Sylmar Neighborhood Council (SNC) will be holding a Community Input Meeting on Wednesday, January 17th to discuss the Interim Motel Conversion (IMC) Ordinance. This proposal is currently set to be discussed in the Homelessness and Poverty Committee and the Planning and Land Use Committee of the Los Angeles City Council. The SNC has NOT taken a position on this ordinance and solicits feedback from the community before taking a stance. We apologize for the short notice of this community input meeting, but we felt it was necessary because of how fast the city council is moving on this issue. This meeting will be held at the SNC office on 13521 Hubbard St. at 6:30pm. Please direct any questions or concerns to Christian Rubalcava at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot attend the meeting, please leave your input below. Here is the link to the ordinance and supporting documents. We will also have copies at the meeting. https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=17-1432
TIME TO SIGN UP FOR CLASSES
• SPRING 2018 Registration Day • · Hosted by Los Angeles Mission College Sign Up for Classes during Spring Registration Days (Jan. 18-19) Stop by the Learning Resource Center (LRC) on the Main Campus during Spring Registration Days to receive one-on-one assistance with registering for classes. Our advisers will walk you through the Student Information System and address any technical issues you run into. Enroll in the classes you need and connect with important services like Admissions & Records, Counseling, Financial Aid and more! When: Thursday, Jan. 18 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Learning Resource Center (LRC) on the Main Campus For more information, contact the Office of Outreach & Recruitment, 818-364-7779. Free Parking Available in the Main Campus Parking Lot
For more information visit
¤ Street Closure as of January 6th. 2018
More information - www.ladwp.com/foothill
Check out all the fun activities going on at our Sylmar Library!Read More
• Volunteers Needed •
• • Please go to website below to Sign-up to Count! • •
EVENT DATE IS - January 23, 2018 8:00 p.m.
In order for services to be offered and funded there must be an account of where and
in what communities the services are needed.
Each year the U.S. Dept. of Housing with the help from Volunteers count all individuals that are homeless, sheltered and unsheltered. Volunteers will be in small groups and in cars. During the Count there will be NO direct contact and NO services offered.
To sign-up and for further information go to -
SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday January 28th, 2018
• JACKPOT POKER RIDE & HOTDOG LUNCH •
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Meet and Greet
9:30 a.m. In the saddle to ride the Sylmar Hills and play some poker
12:00 p.m. Lunch served (*$20.00 for lunch & 1 Poker Hand (6 cards)
Los Pinetos Staging Area
Enter at Bucher Street Trail Entrance
(Across from Jiffy Lube/14950 Olive View Dr. Sylmar, CA 91342)
Catch up on Community Equestrian News, Eat, Meet People & make Friends, Play Poker, LETS RIDE!!
*(Lunch and poker cost $20.00. there is no cost for participation and you do NOT need to have a horse!)
The Sylmar Neighborhood Council now has an office.
Please excuse our dust as we begin preparing this
space that will be hosting Comunity Meetings, Community Events
and a Substation for our great Los Angeles Police Department!
This space is located at 13521 Hubbard Street Sylmar, CA 91342
(corner of Hubbard & Gladstone, directly next to flower shop)
We live in a great community!
We know there are many families that lost their homes due to the Creek Fire.
Of course that also means many Children lost all that they had.
All Children should receive a Toy during the Holidays. If you have a child that was affected by the fire OR any child in need of a toy, please come by and pick up a FREE Toy.
For more information about the Sylmar Neighborhood Council and its committees, please visit:
To subscribe to emails containing agendas, please visit:
Saturday, December 16th., 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. El Cariso Park 13100 Hubbard Street Sylmar, CA 91342
Free holiday event at El Cariso Park inside the gymnasium for children ages 1-13 and families, featuring toy giveaways for each child and photos with Santa! Everyone is welcome.
December 23rd 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. El Cariso Park 13100 Hubbard Street Sylmar, CA 91342
Free Snow Day event at El Cariso! Open to all ages and all communities. Enjoy sledding, snow play, fun activities, and photos with Santa Claus!
And SNOW in Sylmar!!!
Homeless Connect Day Thursday December 14th 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at El Cariso park.
The event is a collaboration of city agencies that will help provide free services to homeless and their companion animals, veterans all welcome!
The Sylmar Neighborhood Council will be hosting its annual Holiday/Community Mixer. We hope you can join us as we celebrate with our community and enjoy raffles, food and fun.
Please see the latest information on the Creek Fire
Los Angeles County residents and business owners, including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, who may have suffered property or economic loss due to the fires, are encouraged to call 2-1-1 LA County or visit www.211la.org.
There is a Red Flag warning that has been extended through 8:00 PM. Crews will continue to patrol and improve fire line. Please use caution when driving in and around the area. Damage Assessment teams continue to assess, evaluate and record damaged and destroyed structures.
There will be a Town Hall Briefing on Sunday, December 10, 2017. L.A. County Fire is bringing the local residents that have been impacted by the Creek Fire to an informal briefing. The idea is to answer any general questions and to provide them with information for 211 and about the upcoming Local Assistance Center (LAC).Read More
Check out all the fun activities goin gon at our Sylmar Library!Read More
Please join the Sylmar Womans Club for their annual Holiday Boutique Saturday December 2nd doors open at 9:00 am for holiday shopping at the Odyssey Hilltop Restaurant 15600 Odyssey Drive in Granada Hills.
The Sylmar Neighborhood Council, in partnership with a group of students from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) will be hosting a community clean up within the Rancho Cascades area on Foothill Blvd.
Saturday November 18th
9 AM - 11 AM
Meeting Location at 16141 Foothill Blvd Sylmar, CA
They will be targeting a sidewalk across the street from the Public Storage buildings which is an entry and exit point for many who live and work in this area of Sylmar. Please share and use the hashtag #sylmarunited. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
An estimated 35,000 people attended the 14th Annual Veterans Day Parade Saturday. The route heading south on Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Mission Hills was a well-attended event with more than 1,000 people entered in the parade. On hand was the SNC Vice President of Administration Christian Rubalcava and Treasurer George Ortega proudly representing Sylmar. Many spectatprs lined the parade route and waved their flags. waving and cheering on our veterans as they passed by.Read More
LAPD Mission Area, Quarterly Security Council Meeting. See flyer for details.Read More
Is your business ready for the next disaster? Save the date and your business.Read More
Another successful Sylmar Community Clean Up took place on Saturday November 4th. many from the community came out to support the Sylmar Neighborhood Outreach Committee as it set to clean up an area of the south side of Sylmar. Over 50 bags of trash were collected and a much needed cleaning done!
Thank you all for supporting our neighborhoods around town, united we can make a difference!
Sylmar Community Assembly regarding the opening of the Bridge Housing for homeless Women at the Sylmar Armory is next week.
FREE Citizenship Application Workshop @ St. Didacus Catholic ChurchRead More
Join the Sylmar Neighborhood Council for another community clean up and 311 outreach event.
Saturday November 4th at 8:00 a.m.
Check out all the great activities going on this month at our Sylmar Library located at
Please join members of the Los Angeles Police Commission for a community meeting. Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:30 p.m. Van Nuys Council Chambers 14410 Sylvan St. 2nd floor Van Nuys 91401 For more information, please call
Caltrans is releasing the new 2018 California State Rail Plan which will provide an exciting new framework for planning and implementing California’s rail network for the next 20 years and beyond. The 2018 California State Rail Plan presents the vision and strategies for building California's rail network for the future. The Rail Plan will be available for review until December 11th.Read More
Congratulations to Christian Rubalcaba on becoming our new Vice President of Administration. Christian will join the current Executive Directors
Lighting up the night for our boys in blue!Read More
Check out all the great programs and activities that await you at El Cariso Park, from youth and teen to adult programs.
Follow the link to see the information...
Join in Saturday October 28th from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Ages 1 to adult!Read More
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision that killed a pedestrian.
On October 6, 2017, around 11:40 p.m., 26-year-old San Fernando resident Wilber Hernandez was walking across Gladstone Avenue, south of Bledsoe Street.The driver of a vehicle, described as a black BMW, struck Hernandez and fled the scene without identifying themselves, and did not render aid to the victim as required by law.
Get ready for the BIGGEST Dia De Los Muertos event in Pacoima brought to you by LA City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez! Join our neighbors...
This three-day festival includes food, live music, and crafts for all ages. Bring your families for a free movie screening and your best recipes for Pacoima’s First Annual Menudo Cook Off — we’re looking for the best menudo in town. For all you Moz fans — THEY WILL also have Mariachi Manchester and These Handsome Devils performing live music. This celebration is free and open to everyone in the community.
Congratulations are in order!
Sugar Skulls - Dia de los Muertos Craft: Come Decorate Calavera Skulls!
Celebrate Latino Heritage Month at Sylmar Library by decorating sugar skulls for Dia de los Muertos. Geared for ages 10 and over, but all ages are invited. Maximum 40 people -- first come, first served, so get there early to reserve your spot. 3:30-4:30 p.m.
A female medical staffer at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center said an armed man confronted her early Thursday on the second floor of the Sylmar hospital. This prompted an evacuation and search for the suspect that lasted several hours.
A heavy presence of patrol units could be seen racing west along the 210 Freeway, toward the hospital as were helicopters and news media vans.
The City of Los Angeles needs your help! By taking a 5-minute survey, you can provide input on where to spend millions of dollars to improve your neighborhood and community! Each year, the City of Los Angeles receives four Federal grants to benefit low and moderate income residents in specific ways. These funds can be used to combat the most pressing issues in your community like homelessness and a lack of decent parks or affordable housing. This survey is an important tool to help determine what is needed most in your community.
We ask that you spread word of this survey to your neighbors.
Responses to survey will be collected until November 22, 2017.
Five people have been killed in Sylmar in the last 12 months. Follow the LA Times Homicide Report and get information about your area. Since it started eight years ago, The Homicide Report has had the goal of a story for every victim, just select your neighborhood and you can see information about what has occurred in your community.Read More
Join St. Didacus School for their annual Harvest Festival.Read More
Save the date and your business.
Is your business ready for the next disaster? Please join in on this free event and better prepare yourself...
Congratulations to Osceola Elementary School and Sylmar Charter High School both won the 2016-2017 School Experience Survey Contest and will receive Chrome books to add to their existing technology!Read More
Emergency Preparedness Committee members, Greg Hoerner, Marti Marshall, Janet Gibson and John Pacheco along with CERT Volunteers Susan Wepprecht and Martin McKibben and Equestrian Committee Member Leah Blose at our Sylmar Neighborhood Council Preparedness booth at the Valley Preparedness Fair.
Over 125 area residents signed up to receive information on the preparedness programs that are being brought to our community by the council. This year the booth focused on issues that most directly impact Sylmar, including Wildland Fire Safety and Equestrian Preparedness.
Congratulations to the following elementary schools in Sylmar. They applied for a grant that if selected would renovate and give resources to update and modernize the existing Parent Center. Most schools around the Los Angeles School District apply as this is a costly upgrade. The winners receive new floor tiling, cabinets, tables and chairs, bulletin boards and white boards, custom paint, new doors and state of the art technology for use by the parents and community.
Our Sylmar schools were 4 of the 22 elementaries that will get this phase 5 of the Parent and Family Center Grants.
The Sylmar Armory is about to become a year-round homeless shelter for women. Los Angeles County leaders voted unanimously to convert the mostly vacant U.S. National Guard Armory in Sylmar into a year-round transitional housing facility for homeless women.
The 5-0 vote means the Sylmar facility becomes the first of its kind in the county to use Measure H funds for a bridge housing facility — a place where women who already are receiving services, can wait for permanent housing.
Join us on...
November 8, 2017 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Community Room Olive View Hospital 14445 Olive View Drive
Free breakfast and lunch
THE HISTORY, ART & CULTURE OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
The history of movie make-up, mid century modern furniture, aviation & newspaper industry, Mexican-American baseball and much more!
Welcome & Congratulations!
The Bottle Shoppe is now open and is one of Sylmar's newest business.
It is located at 14040 Hubbard St. Sylmar, CA. 91342.
Congratulations on a great looking store where you can see the tremendous change and bright safe ambiance.Welcome to the neighborhood!
Motel 6 in Sylmar was allegedly a hotbed for drug deals, gang activity and prostitution and in November of 2016, the city filed a lawsuit against the company that owns Motel 6, alleging rampant criminal and nuisance activity at the Sylmar location on the 12000 block of Encinitas Avenue.Read More
Sylmar residents took to the streets Saturday, demanding changes to make their city more safe.
Read Full Article by following the link!
Sylmar CERT members made sure people were safe and made sure our firefighters were hydrated. The Community Emergency Response Team was out in full force to support in anyway they could during the fire. Thank you to our own Fire Station for being out there fighting the flames.
In an effort to do what we can to keep our community clean please visit the link to see all of the services available to each one of us in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Public Works provides public infrastructure and municipal services to protect and enrich the daily lives of over 10 million people in Los Angeles County.
LA County Public Works is responsible for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of roads, traffic signals, bridges, airports, sewers, flood control, water supply, water quality, and water conservation facilities. Its diverse operations fall within six core service areas: Transportation, Water Resources, Waste Management, Public Buildings, Development Services, and Emergency Management.
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is used to determine eligibility for college admission. Princeton Review will administer the full-length test on several dates in September at the Sylmar Branch Library.Read More
Get informed...there are ongoing Homeless Connect Day meetings scheduled through the end of the year. See the attached flyer for more information.Read More
RSVP to the upcoming community presentation and listen to information on the future of the homeless services at the National Guard Armory. These informational meetings will take place at El Cariso Park and require attendees to RSVP.Read More
In May, 2017 the Sylmar Neighborhood Council Emergency Preparedness Committee sponsored its first Community Emergency Response Team training class at Olive View Hospital. Approximately 64 people began the 7 week training and received their CERT certifications!Read More
Saturday, August 19
El Cariso Golf Course
13100 Eldridge Ave.
Sylmar (626) 808-7094
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This is the perfect opportunity to have your child try something new. Juniors will have the opportunity to correctly hold a club, work on half to full swings and putt/chip. They will supply golf clubs for those without equipment. While professionals teach in a safe and friendly environment.
The Sylmar Branch Library invites you to stop by and be part of their many events during the month of August!Read More
Get ready for your slice of happiness at the California Watermelon Festival the weekend of July 29, 30 in Lake View Terrace at the Hansen Dam Soccer Complex. All day fun includes free watermelon, delicious foods, carnival rides and attractions, games, contests, live entertainment, a Kids Zone, and the newest attraction – watermelon skiing! Hours are 10am to 10pm.
Free Public Event at El Cariso Park. Join as the 130 year rivalry continues LAPD vs LASD!Read More
Share your concerns about air pollution in our area. Thursday July 20, 2017 starts at 5:30.Read More
Want to make a difference in Sylmar? Consider running for an open seat on the Sylmar Neighborhood Council's Board of Directors.
A great neighborhood is no accident! The system of Neighborhood Councils was created by the City of Los Angeles to give you a voice in issues affecting your neighborhood. The Sylmar Neighborhood Council (SNC) is your local governmental body serving the area. We currently have an opening on our Board of Directors.
Anyone who is interested in serving and improving the Sylmar community by joining our Board is encouraged to apply.
Please join us for a community mixer at Las Lomas Restaurant this Thursday June 8, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Make a friend, build community and help support our local business.Read More
The San Fernando Valley Historical Society will host a free Memorial Day Observance at the historic San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery in Sylmar from 11 a.m. to Noon on Monday, May 29, 2017. The cemetery is located at 14451 Bledsoe Street at the corner of Foothill Boulevard (halfway between the Roxford and Polk exits off the 210 Freeway.) Established in 1874, it is the second oldest cemetery in the San Fernando Valley.Read More
Los Angeles Mission College’s Veterans Resource Center will have guest speakers, presenters, and military displays for its biggest Memorial Day ceremony on campus. The ceremony will include a performance by the Channel Islands Air National Guard Band, Color Guard, interactive displays, and information booths for student veterans. The Culinary Arts Institute will prepare a barbeque lunch.
The 4th annual Make Your Horse Count is coming and will take place on Saturday May 21st. It will be located at Stetson Ranch Park in Sylmar. See the attached flyer for more information.Read More
Congratulations Sylmar Charter High School for its recognition by U.S. News and World Report as one of America's best high schools.Read More
Celebrate “Come On Let’s Go Rock ’n’ Roll Day” commemorating Ritchie Valens’ 76th Birthday with a series of events planned for the San Fernando Valley area May 12th and 13th.
Proclaimed by the Los Angeles City Council in 2016, the SoCal native and iconic Latino rock star will be honored annually to mark the anniversary of his birth and to encourage aspiring Angelenos and musical enthusiasts around the world to follow their dreams.
For the past 27 years, Career for Culinary Arts Program- C-CAP has had the mission of transforming the lives of students through culinary arts education. For 22 of those years, there has been another mission, The Culinary Arts Institute at Los Angeles Mission College. By opening up their kitchen to C-CAP Los Angeles, LAMC has played a vital role in contributing to the mission of transforming the lives of disadvantaged youth through culinary arts education.Read More
You are invited to join the Sylmar Neighborhood Council for Fire Service Day on Saturday, May 13, at Fire Station 91 located on Polk Street from 10am to 3pm. Come meet your local firefighters, tour the facility, and bond with your neighbors over games, food, and refreshments. Hope to see you there!Read More
The Police Commission is seeking the assistance of the community by completing an online survey to express their thoughts, opinions, and concerns in regards to the LAPD’s video release policy. Please visit www.lapdvideo.org to complete the online survey. The survey is provided in both English/Spanish languages, and is completely confidential.
Los Angeles Mission College Baseball is the Western State Conference South Champion. The team opens play in the Southern California Community College regionals against Palomar College on Friday 5/5 at 2 p.m. at El Cariso Park. No. 8 seed L.A. Mission College defeated cross-town rival Pierce College to claim the conference title and finished the season at 26-13.Read More
Join the Sylmar Neighborhood Council this Saturday May 6th for its 3-1-1 Neighborhood Blitz campaign. Let's keep Sylmar clean. Let's keep Sylmar strong. Let's keep Sylmar on the move.Read More
The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of North Valley is a year-round community event that culminates with an overnight celebration of hope and cancer survivorship. This year the event held on Saturday April 29 at Olive Vista Middle School here in Sylmar brought many together and the Sylmar Neighborhood Council was there in support.Read More
The LADWP will host a tour of the LA Aqueduct FIltration Plan, Reseervoir and Disinfection Facility.Read More
Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget - Mayor Eric Garcetti has released his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. You can find all of the budget documents, the departments' budget request letters to City Council and any Community Impact Statements filed by Neighborhood Councils under Council File 17-0600. Neighborhood Councils have been allocated more money next year, $42,000 each next year.Read More
Our neighboring council, Mission Hills is offering you the opportunity to come and hear from the CD7 candidates. Please see asttached flyer for more information.Read More
Join the Sylmar Neighborhood Council and LA Mission College as they bring you the final candidate forum to elect the next CD 7 City Council representative for our district.
Karo Torossian a planning director and Monica Rodriguez a former Public Works commissioner rose above 18 other candidates for the open seat representing Council District 7 in the northeast San Fernando Valley and will compete again in the May runoff election.
Don't miss the opportunity to come and hear what each has to say about how they plan to represent the needs of Sylmar.
Register today for CERT Training!
What is CERT? Community Emergency Response Team
If a major earthquake or any disaster hits, do you …
have enough supplies for a minimum of 72 hours up to an entire month for all family members, including pets?
know how to turn off the gas?
know how to safely turn off the power?
now how to apply first aid?
have enough water for all of your family and your pets?
have provisions for living outside your home for a length of time if the structure is compromised?
It is important to know, if a major disaster occurs, the LAFD, paramedics, police…WILL NOT COME!
Come and have your questions answered by Immigration experts and lawyers and learn about other resources available!Read More
Solid Waste Information on: Apartment, Multifamily Recycling & Bulky Item Collection. Black, Blue & Green Container Collection ServicesRead More
$50,000 Reward Information Related to Woman Fatally Shot in Sylmar.Read More
Celebrate Earth Day 2017! You can simply educate yourself and or your child, family, friends about the importance of the awareness of this day. Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California.
On April 22,1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies.
The Spring 2017 edition of the Board of Public Works newsletter is now available for you to read and see what is going on around the city and how it may affect your area or your needs.
A message from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti about the Library's "Path to Citizenship" program
Want to make a difference in Sylmar? Consider running for an open seat on the Sylmar Neighborhood Council's Board of Directors.
A great neighborhood is no accident! The system of Neighborhood Councils was created by the City of Los Angeles to give you a voice in issues affecting your neighborhood. The Sylmar Neighborhood Council (SNC) is your local governmental body serving the area. We currently have an (2) openings on our Board of Directors.
Anyone who is interested in serving and improving the Sylmar community by joining our Board is encouraged to apply.
Please join Tree People and the Sylmar Neighborhood Council for a "tree care" event at Sylmar Elementary on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Come learn about the importance of creating greener, shadier, and more water-secure homes, neighborhoods, and schools. To register please contact Pam Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or David Rodriguez at David.M.Rodriguez@SylmarNC.org.Read More
SAVE THE DATE!
The 4th annual Make Your Horse Count is coming soon and will take place on Saturday May 21st. IT will be located at Stetson Ranch Park in Sylmar. See the attached flyer for more information.
Sylmar Homeless Connect Day" will be taking place this Thursday, March 16, at El Cariso Regional Park (Gymnasium) from 10am to 1pm. If you know of anyone in need, please encourage them to stop by for free services.Read More
Monica Rodriguez and Karo Torossian will meet in a May 15 runoff, after capturing 27.70% and 16.35% of the vote, for the open seat in Council District 7.Read More
Funeral services were held today where an overflow crowd of over a thousand packed St. Didacus Catholic Church to say goodbye to a young boy that became a son to many and united a community together. His uncle and priest Miguel Mascorro lead the service. We remember Elias Rodriguez...Read More
The candidate forum held at LA Mission College for the District 7 Los Angeles City Council Member seat and organized by the Sylmar Neighborhood Council was a great success. It gave the community a unique opportunity for stakeholders to learn about the candidates and their perspectives for solving the many challenges faced in the area. Roughly 200 stakeholders showed up to hear from 19 of the 20 candidates seeking to get elected. The forum co-sponsored by the Sylmar Neighborhood Council and Los Angeles Mission College provided residents in the Sylmar area an opportunity to come out and hear for themselves what the candidates will do to support this community. The questions asked were based upon the results of a survey of Sylmar stakeholders conducted in February.Read More
Local students lead and moderated the candidate forum for Los Angeles Unified School Board District’s (LAUSD) Board District 6 on Wednesday, March 1, held at the L.A. Mission College, Campus Center. The forum also offered a College Readiness Fair from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., and had resources for undocumented students and families, voter registration, scholarship opportunities and more.Read More
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize street vending — a move long sought by immigrant advocates who argued that sidewalk sellers should not face criminal charges that could place them at risk of being deported.Read More
The Sylmar Neighborhood Council in conjuction with LA Mission College is hosting a public forum for District 7 city council candidates. This event is for our community to get an opportunity to come meet, greet and ask key questions, share your concerns and be able to get informed about each candidate running for office. Please take our survey and help us ask the candidates questions based on what you would like to hear on the day of the event. Just click the link...Read More
Join United Way of Greater Los Angeles, LA Youth Vote, and Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs for the 2017 LAUSD Candidate Forum. Hear as LAUSD Board Candidates in conversation with constituents. Join students as they pose questions to the District 6 candidates for the LAUSD School Board — a position whose duties will include dealing with a $1.46 billion deficit over the next three years.
March 1, 2017
LA Mission College 13356 Eldridge Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342
The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday afternoon and on their agenda were the pleas of many from around the community hoping for help and services in the Northeast San Fernando Valley for the homeless. The Board voted unanimously to begin negotiations with the National Guard to turn the Sylmar Armory into a year round shelter which currently only helps people at night and is set to close on February 28. Currently, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission operates the Sylmar Armory Winter Shelter with funding provided by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.Read More
The Department of Water and Power is offering free landscape training.
California friendly landscape training is for residential customers and is a free no cost class. Learn six ways to make your garden California friendly.
The Sylmar Independent Baseball League (S.I.B.L.) is currently taking registrations for the following programs: USA Softball and Pony Baseball.
Join us as we meet and greet our community businesses, local leaders and folks from around town.
Our Neighborhood Council friends in Sunland-Tujunga are hosting a Homeless Connect DayRead More
Stop by El Cariso Park! There is an activity waiting for you!Read More
Staff from the Office of Congressman Tony Cardenas will be at Sylmar Library this Saturday, February 11, from 1pm to 3pm to meet with residents and address their concerns. Stop by to see what federal resources are available to you and your family.Read More
The Sylmar Neighborhood Council invites you to participate in its first 2017 neighborhood walk.
Join us on Saturday January 28th from 10:00 am to Noon
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to share your personal stories, photos and artifacts celebrating its Mexican American Community Baseball exhibit. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2017 | 2PM - 4PMRead More
This month the LAFD celebrates 131 years of service and sacrifice to the people of Los Angeles. Countless numbers of lives and properties have been saved, some at the cost of a firefighter’s life. In January of 1886 the City of Los Angeles was protected by volunteer fire companies but that year would be a year of a new start, growth and a pride by the LAFD members that would endure through time.Read More
Neighborhood Councils and organizations were recognized and awarded at last Saturday’s Board of Public Works Clean Streets LA Challenge Ceremony!Read More
Why are our streets important?
In Los Angeles streets are our largest public asset - covering over 18% of our land mass. They’re also the centerpieces of our neighborhoods—places where we live, work, learn, and play every day. They reflect the character of our people and of our city. The Bureau of Street Services will be coming to our community of Sylmar with its Small Asphalt Repair Truck. We need your help to get our streets the attention and repair needed.
Residents, you are invited to attend the METRO Public Information Meeting on Monday January 23rd at the the City of San Fernando Regional Pool Facility, 208 Park Avenue in San Fernando at 5:30 pm.
METRO will provide a brief summary on the "proposed" Double Track Project. This project would add a second main line from Brighton in Burbank to Roxford in Sylmar.
Please attend the meeting to learn more about the proposed project and provide feedback and discussion with a METRO representative. You can also attend the Thursday January 19th informational meeting at 5:30 pm at St. Leon Armenian Cathedral 3325 N. Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank 91504.
Get involved in improving your neighborhood. Sign up for Volunteer Corps to receive opportunities every week. See the link for more information on how you can get involved.Read More
¤ Street Closure as of January 6th. 2018
(see following pages and links)
Seismic Modernization Project for the Olive Vista Middle School campus in Sylmar. It is important that Olive Vista MS stakeholders learn about this very substantial project and have the opportunity to attend the meeting.
The meeting is scheduled to take place as follows:
Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Olive Vista MS – Library
14600 Tyler Street, Sylmar CA 91342
The spring 2017 semester calendar of classes is available. The faculty, staff and administrators are ready to support you and ensure that you succeed in achieving your goals.Read More
Check out all the exciting events going on at our Sylmar Library during the month of January!
More than 100 students attended the Honors Ceremony tom receive honor awards for their outstanding academic achievement.
The Sylmar Neighborhood Council would like to invite you to join us for a community gathering. Join your SNC Board and your neighbors as we kick off the 2016 holiday season. There will be much food, raffles and much holiday cheer!
We are very thankful to Discovery Charter Prep for the use of their campus to be able to share this celebration with the community. We hope you can join us!
Check out the Sylmar Public Library events for this month of December, they have much going on for everyone!Read More
The Sylmar Winter Shelter is commencing this Thursday, Dec 1st at the Sylmar Armory at 12860 Arroyo Street.
Amenities Include: • Hot Showers •Hot Dinner •Breakfast Sack Lunches •Case Management • Security and a safe, warm place to sleep
For additional information call: 818-207-8776
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13-year old Eric Rodriguez, Eagle Scout organized and prepared 'Lockdown' kits for his Eagle Scout Service Project. This involved assembling and delivering 100 lockdown kits to be used for emergencies for each of the classrooms at Sylmar Charter High School. On several occassions the school has had to go on lockdown and had no emergency lockdown kits on campus. Twenty three scouts and parents outfitted each classroom with these kits, and now the school is prepared for future emergencies.Read More
Happy Thanksgiving! Making a difference and supporting our community is what we believe in, and that's why this year the Sylmar Neighborhood Council teamed up and helped in co-sponsoring the YMCA in providing a Thanksgiving dinner to many families.
Do not forget to donate to Tía Chucha's for #GIVINGTUESDAY! It is easy to do! Just go to our website, click on Giving Tuesday, and donate. As a community organization, support from individuals and families is greatly appreciated, as it helps to support our seasonal classes and weekly events. Please open your heart this Giving Tuesday and donate to Tía Chucha's!Read More
The Sylmar Neighborhood Council joined forces with Los Angeles Mission College this morning to clean the Eldridge Avenue corridor between Hubbard St. and Harding St. More than 30 volunteers picked up trash, beautified the sidewalks, and engaged passers-by. This was the SNC Outreach Committee's third community cleanup since July and the seventh event overall.Read More
Add your voice to the budget advocate for services and projects for your neighborhood!
One of the most successful parts of the Neighborhood Council System is the work done by its "Budget Advocates." Each of the 96 Neighborhood Councils appoints a Budget Representative. They in turn elect three representatives from each region and these thirty-six individuals spend the better part of the year working on recommendations for the Mayor's Budget.Budget Advocates interview each City Department Manager, talk to their stakeholders, have regular meetings and take into consideration the needs of their neighborhoods. Los Angeles is vast in geography, diversity and economics so the following survey can help get the word out about the needs in SYLMAR.
"Join the Sylmar Neighborhood Council's Outreach Committee for its last neighborhood cleanup of the year. This one will take place this Saturday, November 19, along the Eldridge Avenue corridor between Hubbard St. and Harding St. Stop by to make a friend and make a difference."Read More
The "Sylmar Homeless Connect Day" will be taking place, Thursday, November 17, at El Cariso Park from 10am to 2pm. If you know of anyone in need, please encourage them to stop by for free services.Read More
Philanthropy is “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day—November 15—is the day that thousands of people around the world come together to both put that word into action and recognize the change that word has brought to our communities.The Sylmar Neighborhood Council and its community is indebted to each-and-every member and stakeholder for its successes and contributions to helping better its community.
Sylmar Library Stargazing!Read More
Election Day in the United States November 8, 2016 in the USA Election Day in the United States is celebrated on November 08, 2016. Election Day in the United States is the day set by law for the general elections of public officials. Election Day is a civic holiday in some states, including Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, and the territory of Puerto Rico. Some other states require that workers be permitted to take time off from employment without loss of pay. California Elections Code Section 14000 provides that employees otherwise unable to vote must be allowed two hours off with pay, at the beginning or end of a shift.
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Check out all the events and activities happening at Sylmar Branch Library in the month of NovemberRead More
Community Forum is being held on Friday evening--with Congressman Tony Cardenas. Please share with our Sylmar veterans.Read More
Join the Elementary School Unit with the Los Angeles Unified School District. The Beyond The Bell Branch is looking to recruit, train and hire anyone interested in working with students. They are looking for those interested in working with, supporting and shaping youth for tomorrow. Apply and become an after school coach in athletics,academics and enrichment.
This is a great job opportunity for college students and or those seeking to become future teachers!
Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS) serves as a catalyst for local residents, business and government representatives to work together to build stronger neighborhoods, improve the quality of life for low to moderate income families of modest means and to revitalize communities into neighborhoods of choice.Read More
Traffic Ticket Amnesty Clinic, launches on November 18, 2016Read More
Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:20 a.m. on October 20* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008.
Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel. ShakeOut is also a major activity ofAmerica's PrepareAthon!
The Sylmar Neighborhood Council will be hosting a Town Hall and Resource Fair on Saturday, October 15, from 10am to 1pm at Sylmar Charter High School.Read More
Join St. Didacus School for its annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 15, from 12 noon to 7p.m. Admission is free.Read More
Want to make a difference in Sylmar? Consider running for an open seat on the Sylmar Neighborhood Council's Board of Directors.
A great neighborhood is no accident! The system of Neighborhood Councils was created by the City of Los Angeles to give you a voice in issues affecting your neighborhood. The Sylmar Neighborhood Council (SNC) is your local governmental body serving the area. We currently have an (1) opening on our Board of Directors.
Anyone who is interested in serving and improving the Sylmar community by joining our Board is encouraged to apply.
Volunteers gathered Saturday morning to beautify Osceola Street Elementary in Sylmar. The event was sponsored by the Sylmar Neighborhood Council, Osceola Street Elementary, Ultra Greens Nursery, and the Office of LAUSD Board Member Monica Ratliff.Read More
On September 22, the Sylmar Neighborhood Council recognized Dyer Elementary, a California Distinguished School, for commitment to excellence in education.Read More
Save the Date: SNC Town Hall and Resource Fair: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at Sylmar Charter High SchoolRead More
The San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society (SBRHS) is pleased to announce Santa Fe 3751 will participate under steam at Metrolink’s Vincent Grade/Acton Station’s second platform dedication ceremony on the morning of Wednesday, September 28, 2016. During this outing, 3751 will be the first steam locomotive to travel north of Los Angeles in 24 years and the first through Soledad Canyon in 32 years.Read More
In the spirit of bringing the community together, the Sylmar Neighborhood Council Outreach Committee has put together another event to support our schools. Please join members of the Board, stafff, parents and students from Osceola ES and surrounding area. Building community relationships is important and will last beyond the beautification project...Read More
After Thoughtful Deliberation Wesson Assumes Temporary Oversight and Management Responsibilities of Council District 7. In a move that will save taxpayers thousands of dollars and ensure residents of Council District 7 have equal access to city services, Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. will manage the operations of the district pending city elections next spring. The forward-thinking move aimed at ensuring proper guardianship of district resources, comes days after former Councilmember Felipe Fuentes vacated his position leaving residents of Council District 7 without a voice.Read More
The Sylmar Neighborhood Council is committed to recognizing exceptional individuals, businesses and community organizationa whose actions parallel the mission of the Council "bringing the community together".
CSUN is honoring Constitution day with a talk by CSUN history professor James Sefton and John Evans, associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Clair. This event is free and includes continental breakfast.
For more information or to RSVP email email@example.com or call (818) 677-7131.
FOrm is Due September 23, 2016Read More
ITT Technical Institute announced today that it would close all its campuses which includes the Sylmar campus located at 12669 Encinitas Avenue.Read More
The UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic, Colgate Mobile Dental Van and Northridge Community Diabetes Screening are coming to Sylmar!
St Didacus Catholic Parish will be hosting the event this Saturday Septemebr 17, 2016 from 9:00am to 3:00 pm. just stop by the parking lot area for services.
Be a voice for the Youth of Los Angeles and your community!
Love to discuss current events? Want to give back to those around you? Interested in meeting other young people dedicated to public service? Join the Mayor’s Youth Council, a one-year fellowship for Los Angeles high school students to hone their leadership skills in the areas of political and civic engagement, and community volunteerism.
Mayor's Youth Council
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
For more information visit: www.lamayor.org/myc
The Lucy Pet Foundation Mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic offering free spay and neuter services along with vaccine and pet tips for your animals will be in Sylmar on Friday, September 9. Stop by and visit Vallarta Supermarket 13820 Foothill Blvd from 10am to 2pm. You can also call 1-855-499-5829 for an appointment.Read More
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/Clerk will be hosting a Voter Registration and Information Session this Thursday, September 15, at 5:30p.m. at Sylmar Library.Read More
September is Library Card Sign-up Month—a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind the masses that a library card is the key to limitless opportunities.
Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year.
The L.A. Civic Youth Corps is organizing a cleanup along the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station.
Congressman Tony Cardenas's "Mobile Office" is coming to Sylmar on Saturday, September 10 from 12-4 PM. Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to meet with staff and learn about federal resources available to you and your families.Read More
The Office of Senator Bob Hertzberg is currently accepting resumes for its Fall 2016 Internship Program. Students from the Northeast San Fernando Valley are encouraged to apply.
Businesswoman Vivian Hartman and resident Janet Gibson were recognized by the Sylmar Neighborhood Council for their service to the community at yesterday evening's general board meeting. They are pictured below with SNC President Tammy Flores (center). Thank you, Ms. Hartman and Ms. Gibson, for helping bring our community together.Read More
A day of education & networking for Neighborhood Council leaders.
"Neighborhoods First:Your Voice, Our City"
Presented by the Neighborhood Councils of Los Angeles
Mayor Eric Garcetti, the City Council, the Innovation & Performance Commission, the Board of Public Works, and the Department of Public Works have come together to make available the opportunity to join a very rewarding partnership. Please take the time to read and share this awesome opportunity and consider joining the thousands of volunteers working towards cleaning up our beautiful city.Read More
To make the presence of the Sylmar Neighborhood Council (SNC) known and felt in every corner of our community, to encourage stakeholder participation in civic life, and to cultivate relations with Sylmar's many community groups and service organizations. That is the mission of the Sylmar NC Outreach Committee and this past Saturday that is what they set out to accomplish...
Graffiti removal, bulky item pickup, street cleaning and sidewalk beautification have one thing in common: the Sylmar Graffiti Busters. Since the group was founded in 1988, Sylmar has enjoyed the reputation as one of the least scrawled upon neighborhoods in the Northeast San Fernando Valley.Read More
The Sylmar Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city's diverse communities.
– Los Angeles Public Library Mission Statement
In 1954 library service came to the Sylmar community with a simple bookmobile. In 1961 the first Sylmar Branch Library was built becoming the 15th Los Angeles Public Library at the time. In 2003 the community celebrated with the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new and improved facility.
Located at 14561 Polk Street (at Glenoaks Blvd.) Sylmar CA 91342
For more information: (818) 367-6102
facebook.com/SylmarLibrary and twitter.com/SylmarLibrary
Felipe Fuentes was elected to serve as Councilmember for Los Angeles’ Seventh District, in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, in March 2013. He represents Sylmar, Pacoima, Sunland, Tujunga, North Hills, La Tuna Canyon, Shadow Hills, Lakeview Terrace and Mission Hills. However, in January he stated that he would not run for a second term and has now announced his plan to step down early on September 11th to become a lobbyist with the Apex Group in Sacramento.Read More
Every Tuesday 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Tasty Tuesdays here in Sylmar
13100 Hubbard Street right along the sidewalk of El Cariso Park
Thirty-seven people attended Thursday's Meet and Greet at Coffee & Cream. The mixer, sponsored by the Sylmar Neighborhood Council, provided stakeholders with the opportunity to meet their community leaders and support local business.Read More
Hansem Dam Soccer Complex
11480 Foothill Blvd Lakeview Terrace
Be prepared, be informed, and develop a plan!
Get the latest information, guidance and learn more about how to protect yourself and your family through Be Prepared California.
Join members of the Sylmar Neighborhood Council as they walk door-to- door to meet with residents, hear their concerns, and provide information on city resources.Read More
Senator Robert Hertzberg, who represents the San Fernando Valley in Sacramento, will provide the community with a legislative update at Thursday's general board meeting of the Sylmar Neighborhood Council.Read More
Slightly lower temperatures and higher humidity predicted for today is expected to assist firefighters in their efforts to contain the Sand Wildfire.Read More
"On behalf of the Sylmar Neighborhood Council (SNC), I would like to thank our Board of Directors, public safety officials, and volunteers for keeping our community safe and informed during the Sand Fire."Read More
The latest information as of 9:00 pmRead More
Sylmar residents braved the elements this morning to participate in a community cleanup co-sponsored by the Sylmar Neighborhood Council and the Office of L.A. City Councilman Felipe Fuentes.Read More
UPDATE #2 on Sand Fire for Sylmar residents and communityRead More
ATTENTION: The Sylmar Neighborhood Council will do its best to keep our residents informed about the Sand Fire. Please click on the following link for the latest update from the LA County Fire Department: https://local.nixle.com/alert/5688554/?sub_id=750259.
We will provide you with some useful information during the Sand Fire and give you updates as we get them through our resources and will post here on the website. Also check out our Facebook page for more information.
Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Sylmar Neighborhood Council Representative Christian Rubalcava to the California Student Aid Commission.Read More
The recent Sage Wildland Fire that started up in Stevenson’s Ranch serves as a potent reminder that we are in Fire Season here in Southern California and the residents who live near our hillside areas need to be on special alert. Many Sylmar residents still recall with alarm the devastation caused by the Sayre Fire in 2007. The Sylmar Neighborhood Council would like to remind residents of the steps thay can take to reduce the potential impact of a fire in our community...Read More
SNC Community Clean Up
El Dorado Elementary
Saturday July 23
8am to Noon
Sylmar High School becomes Sylmar Charter High School as of July 1, 2016! Congratulations to all the Sylmar Charter High School staff for their dedication and drive in attaining this! We Are Spartan Nation and Excellence Is Expected!Read More
On June 24, 2015, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 85, which provided for a one-time mandatory eighteen month Statewide Traffic Tickets/Infraction Amnesty Program for unpaid traffic and non-traffic infraction tickets.
Known as the “Traffic Tickets/Infractions Amnesty Program, this state legislation makes the amnesty program available through March 31, 2017. People with qualifying unpaid traffic tickets and infractions whose fines were originally due to be paid on or before January 1, 2013, may have their debt reduced by 50 or 80 percent depending on income and have their driver’s license reinstated. The program also includes a waiver of any civil assessments.
Summer Vacation, A Break from learning...I-Don't-Think-So!
LAUSD/Beyond the Bell is excited to provide summer learning opportunities for students at all levels at several of our Northeast Sylmar schools.
Sylmar Independent Baseball League, Inc's mission is to provide seasonal sports training and competition for the children of Sylmar and surrounding communities.Read More
Foster Volunteers are lifesavers and are needed as July 4th fireworks expected to fill shelters with scared/lost pets.Read More
4th of July Community Fireworks event at Sylmar High School Spartan FieldRead More
Congratulations to Sylmar Biotech Health Academy High School students!Read More
Over 80,000 dogs and cats are euthanized each week in the US, the Lucy Pet Foundation's mission is to tackle pet overpopulation. They are using their mobile service and hitting the streets traveling to cities across the nation doing their best to put a dent in the overpopulation.Read More
Southern California is in for a heat wave, as temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees or more over the next few days.Read More
Sylmar High School and Sylmar High Magnet commencement ceremony celebration.Read More
Check out all the wonderful "park after dark" activities at El Cariso beginning Thursday, June 16!Read More
Congratulations to Sylmar native Fernando Gallegos for signing with the Chicago White Sox.Read More
Los Angeles Mission College held its 41st Commencement Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, June 7.
Hillary Clinton stresses commitment to immigration reform
Sylmar residents and community stakeholders honored our fallen heroes at this year's Memorial Day Observance at Pioneer Memorial Cemetery.Read More
O Neighbor, Where Art Thou? Zip codes may be different but there are no boundaries when neighborhoods work together for a common cause.Read More
For every one of us that succeeds, it's because there was somebody there to show us the way. For many Sylmar youth that light of encouragement came through the dedicated teachers and staff of Sylmar High School's Math & Science Magnet Program.Read More
The Sylmar Neighborhood Council and the Sylmar Equine Coalition hosted this year's Make Your Horse Count event at Stetson Ranch Park.Read More
What a treat for our local youth at Sylmar High School! This high school baseball team just got a legendary Dodgers surprise thanks to the SoCal Honda Dealers.Read More
The final results are in from the April 2 Sylmar Neighborhood Council election of 21 new Board of Directors for the 2016-2018 term.Read More
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