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Placemaking Workshop for Downtown Mar Vista August 20th

Placemaking Workshop for Downtown Mar Vista August 20th

Want to see updates made to the streetscape in Mar Vista? Your input is requested at two upcoming outreach events to improve the Downtown Mar Vista pedestrian experience. Sign up to attend one or both of the events: August 20th Assess the Need and September 

Free Donuts on Primo’s Birthday

Free Donuts on Primo’s Birthday

Help Primo’s Donuts celebrate 64 years in business – and get a free donut – on Saturday, August 1st from 9am – 12pm. In appreciation of their loyal customers who have kept them in business for 64 years, Primo’s Donuts will be giving away free 

Community Meeting Online for Homelessness Issues 7/27

Community Meeting Online for Homelessness Issues 7/27

Have you ever asked, “Why do our neighborhoods experience homelessness, but not Pacific Palisades?” Register for this online community meeting entitled The Homeless Front: Where are We Now? on July 27th at 7pm to learn more about the Palisades Task Force on Homelessness.

The July 27th meeting is an opportunity to learn about the community coalition the Palisades brought together to establish a dedicated, community-funded outreach team, as well as to speak with the Executive Director of LAHSA and the agency that runs the Palisades outreach team (The People Concern).

Here’s the link to RSVP for the Zoom meeting on July 27th. You are also welcome to reach out to tinfo@pptfh.org directly for more information.

About the Speakers

Beach Eats To Go in Marina del Rey

Beach Eats To Go in Marina del Rey

What are you doing Thursdays from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m? You could head over to nearby Marina del Rey and grab some delicious food from one of the gourmet Food Trucks at Beach Eats To Go. The trucks will be there every Thursday through 

Get Library Books in Mar Vista Once Again w/ Library To Go

Get Library Books in Mar Vista Once Again w/ Library To Go

For those of us who’ve missed reading library books in their original form, we can rejoice: LAPL’s Library To Go has launched and the Mar Vista branch of the LA public library is participating. Yay! The library itself is still not open, but you can 

Join Girl Scouts: Virtual Troops Forming Now

Join Girl Scouts: Virtual Troops Forming Now

Girl Scouts is needed now more than ever. And even in this crazy time, new troops are forming here in Mar Vista, Venice and Marina del Rey – and your daughters, grand daughters, or nieces can join.

Girls can be part of a virtual troop and make new friends until in-person meetings are allowed.

girl scout troops are forming

Information Session Happening Friday, July 17th – Virtually

Register here for the FREE Girl Scouts Virtual Information session, happening at 6pm on July 17th. And please feel free to share with your friends and families who would be interested.

More About Girl Scouts

Join your local Girl Scout representative at this virtual meeting to learn more about Girl Scouts and how to get your girl involved in Girl Scouts!

Girl Scouts welcomes girls 5-17 years old

Girl Scout troops are led by parent and community volunteers

Girl Scout volunteers receive free training and have cleared background checks.

Consider inviting friends who also have daughters to join you at the meeting

This meeting is specifically for guardians of girls in Marina/Venice/Mar Vista.

Please consider exploring some fun virtual Girl Scout activities with your daughter through our Girl Scouts at Home page.

WHY GIRL SCOUTS?

Girl Scouts is proven to help girls thrive in five key ways as they:

 Develop a strong sense of self. 

Seek challenges and learn from setbacks.

Display positive values. 

Form and maintain healthy relationships.

Identify and solve problems in the community.

The inclusive, all-female environment of a Girl Scout troop creates a safe space where girls can try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and just be themselves.

Have you seen the Mar Vista Peacock?

Have you seen the Mar Vista Peacock?

There is a peacock wandering around Mar Vista these days and it seems a mystery: how did he get here? Several communities in Southern California are known for having wild peacocks that inhabit their neighborhoods, like Arcadia and Palos Verdes. But this is a first 

Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads

Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads

This post contains affiliate links. We’re in the midst of two gifting seasons right now: Graduation and Father’s Day. Are you ready? Do you have gift ideas in mind, or would you like a few suggestions? I hope you said “suggestions,” because that is what 

Beethoven Elementary Registration Now Open for 2020-2021

Beethoven Elementary Registration Now Open for 2020-2021

Registration is now open for Beethoven Elementary school for the 2020-2021 school year. This process was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but is now open online. As a member of the LAUSD schools, Beethoven will begin classes on August 18, 2020, whether in person or online.

Beethoven Elementary School, 3711 S. Beethoven St., Mar Vista 90066

Small Business Town Hall 5/14

Small Business Town Hall 5/14

Calling all business owners in Mar Vista – and any that you know in all of CD 11. City Councilman Mike Bonin is hosting a Telephone Town Hall this Thursday, May 14th at 6:30pm. The Town Hall will be focused on resources and support available