This outreach event was held on Saturday, March 27, 2010 between 2pm and 7 pm. The Stakeholders were presented with a FTDNC promotional canvas bag, a FTDNC brochure and snacks after they voted. The Stakeholders were encouraged to attend the FTDNC meetings, volunteer for committee(s) and to visit the website and join the mailing list.
The San Fernando Valley Veteran's Day Parade tradition was started in 2004 when Congressman Howard L. Berman, Councilman Alex Padilla and Commissioner Fred A. Flores, County of Los Angeles, Veterans Advisory Commission worked with members of the community to establish the parade. It was a great success as thousands of residents came out to pay tribute to America’s heroes—the veterans of our Armed Forces. They have come out in greater numbers every year since. This year, Councilman Richard Alarcon work with Congressman Berman, Commissioner Flores and the community to produce a spectacular event.
I am happy to announce that park rangers have completed their training and we will be deploying the two ATVs donated by FOOTHILL TRAILS DISTRICT NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL. --- The rangers wish to thank the members of the council, past and present, as well as other community members for their support: Bart Paul, Billy Hays, Cheryl Greslie , Cris Hughes, Cile Borman , Dale Gibson, Elektra Kruger, Erwing Davis, Fritz Bronner, Jacob Lohr, John Blue, Ken Keeble, Kevin Davis, Kristin Sabo, Mary Benson, MaryAnn Geyer, Nancy Woodruff , Royan Herman, and Terry Kaiser. --- Albert Torres, Chief Park Ranger, Park Ranger Division, Recreation and Parks , 323.644.6281
The Foothill Bridge over Big Tujunga was re-opened in a ceremony Friday, June 19, with many community members and public officials attending. The project to seismically retrofit and widen the 1930’s structure is a success story in how community involvement can improve and preserve local landmarks. When plans to redesign the bridge as an “urban art project” were released, an appeal to keep the classic design made famous in the movie “Chinatown” was made. Local officials listened and agreed. New standards and railings were cast from the original molds. (Six of the old posts were salvaged and reinstalled in yards throughout the community.) Widening to four lanes with a sidewalk on either side to improve traffic safety, the project finished on time and under budget. For decades, the Foothill Bridge has been the signature gateway to Lake View Terrace. ~ Heidi Paul
Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council’s 3rd Annual Area 1 Outreach Fiesta hosted by the Claretta Wheeler Mercer Neighborhood Watch was held October 31, 2009 adjacent to 12145 Claretta Street in Lake View Terrace. The purpose of this event is to personally connect with the Stakeholders to promote a greater participation in the Neighborhood Council.