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SILVER LAKE LIBRARY BOOK SALE

July 10, 2017  |  No comments

​​Fun event, ​plus you can pick up a good book on sale​!​

Friends of the Silver Lake Time Bank will hold a book sale later this month​. Members of the Time Bank can earn time credit​.

Volunteer time slots?
SETUP on Fri., July 28, 12:30-3PM and Sat., July 29, 9AM. BREAKDOWN on Sat., July 29, 3-4:30PM.

How to get involved?
​Please contact​ Dr.​ Cheryl Revkin: 323.662.3987 or cheryl@cherylrevkin.com

​Want info on the Time Bank?
​We are a​n interconnected community of people, who help each other by sharing abilities and talents, using time as currency, valuing each member equally. Join us!​ People meet for coffee, fix things, share things, trade rides for massage, sorting for advice. To find out more, come to the book sales or contact ​John Wingler <admin@hourworld.org for a heads up for the next event. ​Here is a link to ​more info and to ​apply for membership. ​

​REMEMBER:
The book sale itself will be Sat., July 29, 9:30AM-3PM. Great prices! 100% of the proceeds go to our library for the excellent programming we provide and whatever supplies and books they need to buy.


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ANOTHER LOCAL ROAD DIET?

June 29, 2017  |  No comments

Fletcher Dr Road Diet

When Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu spoke at a Silver Lake Chamber sponsored breakfast in April, he explained that there are over a dozen means of mitigating traffic problems. The road diet, carving away existing lane(s), is at the most expensive and intrusive end of the spectrum. Yet, once again, a road diet is being prescribed for us.

According to the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce:

“On June 13th the City’s Department of Transportation (LADOT) presented two alternative design plans to bring pedestrian/bicycle safety improvements to Fletcher Drive; between San Fernando Road and the 5 Interstate Freeway. LADOT drafted these plans without any community input, and both plans include a “road diet” or vehicular traffic lane reduction from the current four (4) lane to a two (2) lane configuration.”

The AVCC has set up an informative website. Click here to sign up for updates and to read more


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What you need to know as City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect July 1st

June 28, 2017  |  No comments

Updated June 29, 2017:
On July 1, 2017, the City of Los Angeles minimum wage rate will increase for all Employees and penalties for the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance will begin. Employers with 25 or fewer Employees must also provide Sick Time Benefits.

For information on how to determine the size of an Employer, see Rules and Regulations #7 and the MW-2 Small Business Deferral Eligibility Worksheet.

Employers with 26 or more Employees
Minimum Wage Rate: $12.00/hour
Sick Time Benefits as of July 1, 2016
Employers with 25 or fewer Employees
Minimum Wage Rate: $10.50/hour
Sick Time Benefits as of July 1, 2017

Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance: Starting January 22, 2017, Employers with ten (10) or more Employees can NOT inquire into a job Applicant’s Criminal History unless and until a Conditional Offer of Employment has been made to the Applicant.


Originally posted June 28, 2016:
Some important changes to minimum wage requirements will take effect on July 1st for businesses operating in Los Angeles. The City of Los Angeles will require a minimum wage of $10.50 for businesses and employees that meet the eligibility criteria. Paid sick time requirements may also be effective as early as July 1, 2016.

The Silver Lake Chamber is sharing the new requirements from the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Contract Administration (BCA), and the City department which is implementing the Ordinance, to help spread the new requirements.

The Poster which needs to be at each place of business
Questions & Answers on the regulation
Fact Sheet

The Los Angeles Minimum Wage applies to all employers who have employees performing work in the City of Los Angeles, regardless of the employee’s city of residence. Any full time and part time employee, temporary employee, employee who performs at least two hours of work in a particular week within the city of Los Angeles is entitled to be paid the Los Angeles Minimum Wage.

If you are not sure whether you are within the Los Angeles city boundaries, you check out zip code areas are within the Los Angeles city boundaries at http://zimas.lacity.org/ as a reference.

Information and tools for businesses, including deferral applications and mandatory workplace posters, are available at www.wagesla.lacity.org.

Questions can also be directed to 1-844-WAGESLA or wagesla@lacity.org.

Raise The Wage LA


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Walk on the Wild Side with LA Animal Services : An Educational Wildlife Workshop

June 16, 2017  |  No comments

CoyoteLos Angeles, March 30, 2017 – LA Animal Services will begin hosting Wildlife Workshops for the community starting this April through December at the City Animal Shelters throughout Los Angeles. Wildlife staff specialists will share educational information with residents on how to handle wild animal situations they may encounter in their neighborhood and help address concerns.

Wildlife live throughout the Los Angeles area and can usually be scene year round. Normally, wildlife pose no threat to humans and keep their distance. However, if they have access to food, water and cover, these animals may continue to return to certain areas and begin to lose their fear of humans which can potentially lead to them becoming aggressive.

The LA Animal Services Wildlife Division works to aid City residents in rectifying wildlife problems in their community and some of the uneasiness they may face with these animals. The program provides on-site evaluations, education on methods of exclusion, deterrents and discouragement of wildlife forays into urban neighborhoods. Wildlife are common and an important integral part of the ecosystem and circle of life. Mindful consideration of precautions and basic knowledge of wild animal behavior will create a manageable co-habitation between the community and local wildlife.

Residents will learn all of this and more at the presentations. The workshops will be held at the shelters on the following dates:

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
South LA, Chesterfield Square Shelter
1850 W. 60th St., Los Angeles, CA 90047

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
North Central Shelter
3201 Lacy St., Los Angeles, CA 90031

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
West LA Shelter
11361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
West Valley Shelter
20655 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
East Valley Shelter
14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, CA 91405

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Harbor Shelter
957 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
South LA, Chesterfield Square Shelter
1850 W. 60th St., Los Angeles, CA 90047

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
North Central Shelter
3201 Lacy St., Los Angeles, CA 90031

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
West LA Shelter
11361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
West Valley Shelter
20655 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA  91311

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
East Valley Shelter
14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys, CA 91405


For an injured, distressed or deceased wild animal, contact LA Animal Services at 888-452-7381. For more information on living responsibly with wildlife, please visit LAAnimalServices.com/wildlife.


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FATHER’S DAY SALE

June 15, 2017  |  No comments

20% OFF all watches, wallets and socks (classic dad gear!) now through Father’s Day (June 18), in-store and online – just use the code: BESTDAD on website. They have loads of other stylish gear and gifts for dads too, some with even bigger discounts, so now’s the time to swing by or go to shophemingway.com
HEMINGWAY AND SONS
1615 Silver Lake Blvd


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Cool gifts, hot gifts and tool gifts… Ballers Hardware’s got the DIY Dad covered.
Baller Hardware | True Value Hardware
Craig Cowie, 2505 Hyperion Ave
(323) 668-7420


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WORKPLACE SAFETY

June 15, 2017  |  No comments

READY GLENDALE Infographic

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Glendale Police and Fire Departments to present a series of workshops on Emergency Preparedness, which will be offered quarterly to our members and the business community.

This workshop will be “Workplace Violence – Active Shooter”.

Admission for members is $35 and $45 for non-members.  Please call the Chamber at 818-240-7870 or email Asanchez@glendalechamber.com for reservations (due by Friday, June 16).

http://www.glendalechamber.com/event/ready-glendale


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